Patents Examined by Phung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10755570
    Abstract: System, methods, and other embodiments described herein relate to controlling a parking facility. In one embodiment, a method of controlling a parking facility control system is disclosed. In one approach, the method includes receiving a parking request for a vehicle. The parking request includes an identifier and a pickup time. The method includes selecting an initial parking space at the parking facility for the vehicle based, at least in part, on the identifier and the pickup time. The method includes transmitting a parking command to the vehicle. The parking command identifies the initial parking space and causes the vehicle to autonomously navigate to and park in the initial parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Denso International America, Inc.
    Inventor: Yumeng Zhou
  • Patent number: 10748393
    Abstract: A sensor records information about skin stretch perceived by a user based on an interaction with a real object. The sensor includes a mechanical housing configured to be worn on a finger of a user, and a mechanism coupled to the mechanical housing. The mechanism includes a first bearing that rotates in a first direction in response to an interaction with a surface. The mechanism also includes a second bearing coupled to the first bearing, such that rotation of the first bearing causes the second bearing to rotate in a direction opposite to the first direction. The second bearing is in contact with a portion of the finger, and includes a feedback surface that simulates a force associated with the interaction with the surface. The sensor includes a controller configured to monitor rotation of the second bearing and record skin stretch information responsive to the interaction with the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, David R. Perek, Tristan Thomas Trutna, Garett Andrew Ochs, Nicholas Roy Corson, Raymond King
  • Patent number: 10734098
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for monitoring health of a catalyst in a plant by retrieving plant data, comparing the plant data to equilibrium conditions, and sending a notification comprising an indication of the health of the catalyst. A plant may be configured to produce a product using a catalyst. A plant monitoring computing platform may be configured to receive, from sensors and/or computing devices of the plant, plant data and/or lab data corresponding to the catalyst. The plant monitoring computing platform may determine equilibrium conditions corresponding to the plant. Based on a comparison of the plant data, the equilibrium conditions, and/or target equilibrium conditions, the plant monitoring computing platform may send a notification. The notification may comprise an indication of the performance of the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Louis A. Lattanzio, Abhishek Pednekar
  • Patent number: 10726364
    Abstract: A system for tracking, assigning, and issuing equipment to security agency personnel (e.g., officers, administration, command, armorer). An armorer is assigned the task of tracking, assigning, and issuing equipment. Equipment may be assigned to a particular individual officer. The equipment provided to and used by officers may capture (e.g. gather, produce) information (e.g. audiovisual information, data logs, recordings). Equipment may provide information to the armorer via near field communication (NFC) circuits. The information captured may be used alone or in combination with other information received and stored by an evidence management system. The information captured by equipment assigned to a particular individual may be associated with that individual. An armorer may use information supplied by equipment, evidence management system, officers, or other sources to assist in the assignment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Charles Dimino, Jr., Michelle Joanne Guarino, Gabriel Joseph Othman, Tyler J. Conant
  • Patent number: 10722176
    Abstract: An initial set of parameters for operating one or more detection tools is automatically derived and subsequently adjusted so that each detection tool is more or less sensitive to signal characteristics in a region of interest. Detection tool(s) may be applied to physiological signals sensed from a patient (such as EEG signals) and may be configured to run in an implanted medical device that is programmable with the parameters to look for rhythmic activity, spike activity, and power changes in the sensed signals, etc. A detection tool may be selected, and parameter values derived in a logical sequence and/or in pairs based on a graphical representation of an activity type which may be selected by a user, for example, by clicking and dragging on the graphic via a GUI. Displayed simulations allow a user to assess what will be detected with a derived parameter set and then to adjust the sensitivity of the set or start over as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NeuroPace, Inc.
    Inventors: Rosana Esteller, Felice Sun
  • Patent number: 10720054
    Abstract: A display processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an acquisition unit, a setting unit, and a change unit. The acquisition unit acquires notification information. The setting unit sets, for each of a plurality of display screens, notification information to be displayed on a corresponding display screen based on a priority of the notification information. The change unit changes, when changing notification information of one of the plurality of display screens based on a user's operation on a display screen set by the setting unit, notification information to be displayed on another of the plurality of display screens based on a change in the notification information on the one display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO TEN Limited
    Inventors: Osamu Kukimoto, Chiharu Yamamoto, Masahiro Iino
  • Patent number: 10706713
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for automatically disarming a security system. For example, a method for automatically disarming a security system is described, comprising determining, by a personal communication device, when a person is in proximity to the person's home or business and, in response to determining that the person is in proximity to the person's home or business, transmitting a disarm command by the personal communication device to a security controller for the security controller to disarm the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Sweeney, Thomas Thibault, Thomas Henley, Louis Hughes
  • Patent number: 10696477
    Abstract: An inductive garbage bin lid for being disposed on a barrel includes a main body and an opening system. The opening system is arranged on the main body and includes a lid, a processing unit, a lighting unit, and a driving unit. The lid covers the opening at a normal state. The sensing unit and the lighting unit are electrically connected to the processing unit respectively. The driving unit electrically connects the processing unit and the lid therebetween. When an object is detected by the sensing unit, the sensing unit sends an actuating signal to the processing unit to further actuate the driving unit to drive the lid to open to leave the opening. The processing unit selectively actuates the lighting unit to light at different lighting modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Shek
  • Patent number: 10671822
    Abstract: A magnetic field induction coupled RFID system for scanning and reading at least one object having an RFID tag or inlay label device attached or embedded therein to impart a unique identity to each of the objects. The RFID tag has two distinct modes of air interface protocol operation, such that the tag is capable of being read at close proximity range by a device utilizing a command-and-control protocol, such as an NFC-protocol compatible smartphone or similarly functioning device, and alternatively by an RFID reader utilizing a different protocol capable of supporting efficient high-speed anti-collision features for enabling fast inventorying at item level of retail store items, warehousing, customs and logistics operations over considerably greater interrogation distances, where both protocols utilize substantially the same carrier frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: RadicalID, Inc.
    Inventors: Leigh Holbrook Turner, Allan Hugh Goodman
  • Patent number: 10661810
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for controlling functions of a vehicular alarm. The method includes receiving one or more signals including location information, determining a location of the vehicle using the location information, setting one or more functions based on the location information, determining whether an alarm function is activated, and activating the one or more functions according to the setting upon determining that an alarm has been activated. The method may further include using GPS data or signals transmitted from one or more base stations (e.g., from cellular telephone base stations, computer networks, proprietary transmitters, etc.) to determine the position of the apparatus (e.g., installed in the vehicle). The apparatus may also inform a user of regulations relating to an area dependent upon its location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Victor A. Grossman
  • Patent number: 10654413
    Abstract: A system for monitoring vehicle dynamics and detecting adverse events during operation is presented. Position sensors attached to a vehicle are configured to identify a vehicle orientation (heading) as well as the vehicle's direction of travel (trajectory). A system controller connected to these position sensors can detect the difference between these two measurements. When the difference between these two measurements exceeds a safety threshold, it can be an indication of a slip event. A slip event can be caused by compromised traction or stability and may lead to a loss of vehicle control. The system controller can be configured to monitor various vehicle dynamics to detect these slip events. The system controller may be configured to track geolocations of slip events to create a database of historical slip events for determining location-based risk factors and prevention of future events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Christopher J. Utter, William M. Casson, Edward A. Branscombe
  • Patent number: 10653500
    Abstract: Provided is a medical system comprising a controller unit configured to be capable of generating a first code or coded message; and a medical device unit configured to be capable of generating a second code or coded message, the medical device unit configured to be in electronic communication with the controller unit, wherein the controller unit is configured to lock the medical device unit from being used or reused if the first code or coded message does not match or is not identical to the second code or coded message. Also provided is a method of preventing use or reuse of a medical device unit as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Gyrus ACMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney B. Loyd, David C. Church
  • Patent number: 10650676
    Abstract: Systems and methods for alerting a driver to a status of a traffic signal are disclosed. A computer-implemented method includes: detecting, by a computing device, that a vehicle is stopped at an intersection with a traffic signal; determining, by the computing device, an attention focus area of a driver of the vehicle; determining, by the computing device, a target display device based on the determined attention focus area; and causing, by the computing device, the determined target display device to display information to alert the driver of a status of the traffic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Gautam K. Bhat, Gregory J. Boss, Kevin C. McConnell, Minh Q. Pham
  • Patent number: 10650613
    Abstract: A system includes a machinery protection monitoring system. The machinery protection monitoring system includes a memory configured to store a plurality of alarm escalation rules associated with an operational protection function of an industrial machine, and a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and configured to utilize the plurality of alarm escalation rules. The processor is also configured to receive an indication that the operational protection of the industrial machine is at least partially suspended, compare the measurement of the one or more operational parameters to at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules, and generate an alarm signal based at least in part on whether the at least one of the plurality of alarm escalation rules is satisfied. The alarm signal includes an indication of an adverse operational condition of the machinery protection monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Alan Tart, Thomas Franklin Kalb, Kyle Allan Farwell, Curtis Lee Hoffman, Paul Foster Richetta
  • Patent number: 10648845
    Abstract: A display device includes: a first display area displaying first characteristics digitally, a second display area displaying each of second characteristics as a scalar value, and a third display area displaying each of third characteristics as a rotational angle, and the first to third characteristics are displayed on a same display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Tae Hyun Sung
  • Patent number: 10645526
    Abstract: A last known location of a tracking device can be determined by using location information received at a tracking system. A disconnection event is received at the tracking system indicating that a tracking device has disconnected from a mobile device. In response, the tracking system can generate a last known location for the tracking device. Other relevant location updates, such as recent locations of the mobile device or locations of other mobile devices that connect to the tracking device are collected and associated with the disconnection event. Based on the location updates, a last known location of the tracking device can be computed and stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre-Marie Lévêque, Wayne Patterson, Arunkumar Puppala
  • Patent number: 10640128
    Abstract: A vehicle control device including: a recognizer (13) that recognizes a surrounding situation of a subject vehicle; a driving controller (140 or 160) that executes driving control of controlling one or both of steering and acceleration/deceleration of the subject vehicle on the basis of the surrounding situation recognized by the recognizer; and a notifier (30 or 180) that notifies a vehicle occupant of the subject vehicle of predetermined information, wherein the driving controller sets a degree of margin for a surrounding environment set in the driving control after start of the notification of the predetermined information using the notifier to be higher than that before start of the notification of the predetermined information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi Hirose, Kentaro Ishisaka, Takashi Watanabe, Takemi Tsukada, Katsuya Yashiro, Toru Kokaki, Hisashi Matsuda, Masaya Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10636294
    Abstract: Computer system, method and computer program product are provided for supporting an operator to control a traffic system including a traffic infrastructure configured to allow the movement of real world traffic participants. A state prediction module of the computer system determines, based on time-stamped location data of trajectories, time dependent speed profiles, time dependent turn probabilities, and time dependent attraction shares corresponding to time dependent turn probabilities. It further determines a state forecast (FC1) for a given future time point based on the time dependent traffic parameters including the speed profiles, turn probabilities, and attraction shares), in conjunction with at least one existing time-dependent origin-destination-matrix and a suitable Sequential Dynamic Traffic assignment methodology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG
    Inventors: Guido Gentile, Lorenzo Meschini, Alessandro Attanasi
  • Patent number: 10636299
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems, methods and computer-readable mediums for controlling traffic using traffic rules generated based on types of vehicles and associated traffic flow rates. In one aspect, a device includes memory having computer-readable instructions stored therein and one or more processors. The one or more processors are configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to receive video data of traffic flowing through an intersection; based on the video data, determine if a rate of flow of the traffic is greater than a predetermined threshold; determine a correlation between the rate of flow and one of a plurality of object types if the rate of flow is not greater than the predetermined threshold; determine a rule for controlling the traffic flow through the intersection based on the correlation; and cause adjustments to traffic control settings of a traffic light at the intersection based on the rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Malkes, William S. Overstreet, Jeffery R. Price, Michael J. Tourville
  • Patent number: 10614693
    Abstract: A dangerous situation notification apparatus includes an acoustic information management unit identifying and providing acoustic information including an acoustic source type and acoustic scene information; a user behavior information identification unit generating and providing user behavior information; a behavior context information management unit storing user behavior context information generated using the acoustic information and the user behavior information in advance, and analyzing user's current behavior context information corresponding to the acoustic information and the user behavior information detected in real time; a dangerous situation inference unit inferring whether the acoustic information or the user behavior information corresponds to a dangerous situation; and a dangerous situation notification unit providing a dangerous situation notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Jong Moo Sohn, Moo Seop Kim