Patents Examined by Phung Nguyen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10614711
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a parking facility for motor vehicles, including a radio transmitter for transmitting a radio signal with a predetermined level within the parking facility, a radio receiver for receiving the radio signal within the parking facility, a measuring device for measuring a level of the received radio signal, a processor for comparing the measured level to the predetermined level, the processor being designed to ascertain whether an object is located within the parking facility, based on the comparison. A corresponding method, a parking facility for motor vehicles, as well as a computer program are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 10614699
    Abstract: A hygiene compliance module is configured to be retrofit with a compatible dispenser to enable hygiene compliance monitoring functions. The hygiene compliance module is configured to be coupled to the dispenser via a communication interface to receive power, ground, and dispenser actuation signals therefrom. In addition, the hygiene compliance module is enabled to communicate with a wireless data tag that is worn by a user of the dispenser and with a remote hygiene compliance monitoring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson W. Wegelin, Matthew J. Archer
  • Patent number: 10610709
    Abstract: A respirator device and method for configuring the respirator device are provided. The respirator device includes at least one respirator element and a communications device. The commination device including a memory configured to store at least one setting of the communication device. The communication device including processing circuitry in communication with the memory and the communication device. The processing circuitry is configured to receive at least one audible tone and modify at least one setting of the communication device based on the received at least one audible tone. The communication device configured to operate according to the modified at least one setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darin Kyle Thompson, Todd Ronald Hunter, David Allen Amero, Jeremy Vance Barbee, Eric James Bassani, Paul Anthony Gale, Robert Heise
  • Patent number: 10604015
    Abstract: A plug-in electric vehicle comprises means for indicating driving battery charger related information inside the plug-in electric vehicle to a user of the plug-in electric vehicle. The plug-in electric vehicle comprises a battery pack for solely propelling the electrical vehicle, a dashboard configured for displaying various information about vehicle metrics and a user interface located in the dashboard of the electric vehicle. The user interface is configured for indicating information in the electric vehicle to a user of the vehicle and the user interface including an indicator having a symbol that displays a charge port pin format associated with a charge port of the electric vehicle that is used for externally charging the electric vehicle. The indicator further includes a pointer that points to a physical location of the charge port being external to the electric vehicle in terms of an orientation of the charge port relative to a driver seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Sanjeev Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 10607460
    Abstract: A door/window opening detector including an antenna having at least a first resonant frequency and a second resonant frequency associated therewith, the second resonant frequency being different from the first resonant frequency, the antenna having the first resonant frequency when in proximity to a door/window having a given dielectric constant and the second resonant frequency when not in proximity to a door/window having the given dielectric constant, and an alarm indication generator operable, in response to receiving an indication that a resonant frequency of the antenna has changed from the first resonant frequency to the second resonant frequency, for generating an alarm indication of opening of the door/window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventors: Roni Shamsian, Max Drankovsky, Alexander Shapira
  • Patent number: 10596958
    Abstract: Vehicle systems for providing alerts of opening doors are disclosed. A system includes a camera configured to output image data of a vehicle occupant, an external environment sensor configured to output an external environment sensor output signal, one or more processors communicatively coupled to the camera and the external environment sensor, one or more memory modules communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, and machine readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules. The system receives the image data of the vehicle occupant, predicts whether a door of the vehicle is going to be opened based on the image data of the vehicle occupant, determines whether an object is present based on the external environmental sensor output signal, and generates an alert in response to predicting that the door of the vehicle is going to be opened and determining that the object is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Todd J. Rowell
  • Patent number: 10596072
    Abstract: A medication dispensing system is provided with several cooperating components which help to accommodate the responsible handling of medications. These systems include a user interface to receive input from the user and to present appropriate information/notices/alarms. Further, physical controls and multiple sensors are provided to detect tampering, misuse, and attempts to inappropriately access medications contained within the dispensing system. This misuse can thus be detected, and appropriate notifications can be provided, where appropriate. Further, by adding network communications capabilities, notices can be widely communicated to others, and operation of the medication dispensing system can be controlled and/or monitored remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DOSE HEALTH, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Hines
  • Patent number: 10600304
    Abstract: Systems and methods of determining an ergonomic assessment for a user are provided. For instance, sensor data can be received from one or more sensors implemented with an ergonomic assessment garment worn by a user. Corporeal data associated with at least one body segment of the user can be determined based at least in part on the sensor data. The corporeal data is associated with a bend angle associated with the at least one body segment. An ergonomic assessment associated with the user can be determined based at least in part on the corporeal data. The ergonomic assessment can include an indication of one or more ergonomic zones associated with the user, the one or more ergonomic zones being determined based at least in part on the bend angle associated with the at least one body segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Poupyrev, Antonio Xavier Cerruto, Mustafa Emre Karagozler, David Scott Allmon, Munehiko Sato, Susan Jane Wilhite, Shiho Fukuhara
  • Patent number: 10589664
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for activating turn indicators of a motor vehicle. The disclosed methods includes collecting, for a predetermined period of time, from a plurality of internal and externals sensors of the vehicle, information associated with a plurality of driving maneuvers performed by a driver of the vehicle, the collected information includes at least one of information about driver's behavior, vehicle condition, road condition or traffic condition; feeding the collected information into a neural network for training a plurality of rules that determine when to automatically activate turn indicators based at least on driver's behavior; applying one or more trained rules to predict the next vehicle maneuver by the driver; and automatically activating a turn indicator of the vehicle based on the application of the one or more rules before the next vehicle maneuver is performed by the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Stanislav D. Kashchenko
  • Patent number: 10594799
    Abstract: Monitoring a particular home or place of business for activity may provide a remote subscriber with updated information regarding feedback from sensors at the remote location. One example method of operation may include receiving sensor data from one or more sensors that have been activated at the remote location, identifying a subscriber account associated with the sensor data, matching the sensor data with a predefined sensor identifier stored in the subscriber account, and generating a notification to include the predefined sensor identifier and a time reference indicator associated with a time the sensor data was activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Eileen Clare Frost, James K. Boutcher
  • Patent number: 10591994
    Abstract: A haptic effect enabled device for simulating a tactile sensation on a surface. In some cases, the haptic effect enabled device may be a user interface device, and the tactile sensation may be simulated on a surface of the user interface device. The interface device may include a haptic output device configured to generate a haptic effect, such as a periodic haptic effect, at the surface. The interface device may include a drive module configured to generate a periodic drive signal based on a touch input at the surface of the interface device and based on the tactile sensation to be simulated at the surface. The interface device may include a drive circuit operatively coupled to the drive module and the haptic output device and configured to apply the periodic drive signal to the haptic output device. In some cases, the surface may be separate from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10580287
    Abstract: An emergency alert system, method and device are disclosed. The invention employs an emergency alert message, which directs end users to take some particular action like evacuating an identified geographic area. The invention further employs a geographic area message, which is based on a particular geographic area within which all persons should receive the emergency alert message. The invention utilizes an emergency alert enabled device that receives both the emergency alert message and the geographic area message. The emergency alert enabled device determines whether it is located within the geographic area of concern, and if so, presents the emergency alert message to the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Darren M. Vallaire
  • Patent number: 10565859
    Abstract: A building management system tracks occupants of a building in which the building management system is installed and presents information about the occupants, including location information, to first responders during emergency and/or training events. Distributed devices of the building management system receive identification information broadcast by user devices of the occupants and sends the identification information to a control panel of the building management system. Location information for the occupants is generated based on the identification information received from the user devices and stored along with time and date information. This location information is then retrieved and presented to first responders, for example, by displaying a map of the building with icons representing the distributed devices and occupants, based on the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruno Gravel, David-Alexandre Bourbonnais
  • Patent number: 10562451
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, a notification is provided to a user. A receptacle receives an engaging member of a securing device that engages an entity within an environment. The receptacle includes a sensor to detect a presence of the engaging member of the securing device within the receptacle. An alert unit is disposed within the receptacle and enabled in response to presence of the engaging member of the securing device within the receptacle. A communication device of the alert unit communicates with a target device associated with a user. A processor of the alert unit is configured to determine a distance to the user based on communication with the target device and control notification to the user in response to the distance to the user satisfying a threshold distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Mark E. Elliott
  • Patent number: 10548538
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device and an alarm control method. The electronic device includes: a detecting component, configured to obtain a physiological feature parameter of a user; a first input component, configured to receive verification information inputted by the user; and a first processing component, configured to receive the inputted verification information via the first input component when determining that the physiological feature parameter obtained by the detecting component satisfies a presupposed condition, perform a normal operating mode of the electronic device when determining that the verification information is first preset verification information, and perform an alarm operation when determining that the verification information is second preset verification information. The alarm operation at least includes transmitting first prestored information to a first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Chunmei Yang, Hui Chen, Qiaoni Wang, Xingming Chen, Zhijian Chen, Xin Xie, Ming Li, Xinyu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10535249
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for alerting an emergency responder to an emergency, which includes a processor obtaining data from at least one sensor, determining, that the data indicates an emergency condition, based on the determining, obtaining location information and a unique identifier, and communicating the location information and the unique identifier to a node via a network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Choprix LLC
    Inventors: Hilary J. Cholhan, Remy Cholhan
  • Patent number: 10535251
    Abstract: Techniques are described for handling an event where a control panel or an alarm signaling device is tampered with or destroyed by a disablement tactic, e.g., a “crash and smash intrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 10536798
    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: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Pierre-Marie Lévêque, Wayne Patterson, Arunkumar Puppala
  • Patent number: 10534446
    Abstract: An optical proximity detector includes a driver, light detector, analog front-end, sensor(s) that sense correction factor(s) (e.g., temperature, supply voltage and/or forward voltage drop), and a digital back end. The driver drives the light source to emit light. The light detector produces a light detection signal indicative of a magnitude and a phase of a portion of the emitted light that reflects off an object and is incident on the light detector. The analog front-end receives the light detection signal and outputs a digital light detection signal, or digital in-phase and quadrature-phase signals, which are provided to the digital back-end. The digital back-end performs closed loop correction(s) for dynamic variation(s) in gain and/or phase caused by a portion of the analog front-end, uses polynomial equation(s) and sensed correction factor(s) to perform open loop correction(s) for dynamic variations in temperature, supply voltage and/or forward voltage drop, and outputs a distance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intersil Americas LLC
    Inventors: Itaru Hiromi, Philip V. Golden, Steven Herbst