Patents Examined by Quan-Zhen Wang
  • Patent number: 11507187
    Abstract: A feedback system is provided. The feedback system includes a main body, a vibration module, a sensing module, and a control module. The vibration module includes a first vibration mechanism. The first vibration mechanism is used for providing a first vibration force to the main body at a first vibration position. The sensing module is used for detecting the status of the main body and providing a sensing signal. The control module is used for receiving the sensing signal and providing a driving signal to the first vibration mechanism to generate the first vibration force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: TDK Taiwan Corp.
    Inventors: Chao-Chang Hu, Mao-Kuo Hsu, Ching-Chieh Huang, Guan-Yu Su, Liang-Ting Ho, Che-Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 11501576
    Abstract: A virtual content providing device includes: a communication circuit capable of communicating with a wearable device worn by a user; and a processor functionally connected to the communication circuit. The processor is configured to: display virtual training content on the wearable device through the communication circuit; generate training situation information and user condition information associated with the virtual training content through the wearable device; determine a intervention time point for the virtual training content based on the training situation information and the user condition information; generate virtual intervention content associated with the intervention time point; and display the virtual intervention content in synchronization with the virtual training content through the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hee Sook Shin, Sung Jin Hong, Youn Hee Gil, Hee Kwon Kim, Seong Min Baek, Cho Rong Yu
  • Patent number: 11479993
    Abstract: A recoil security apparatus comprises a body extending along a body axis and comprising an inner surface. The inner surface defines a plurality of surface features and surrounds a shaft extending along the body axis. A first holder is supported by the body and a second holder supported by the body. A securing member comprises an outer surface and is configured to traverse the shaft and engage the plurality of surface features. The securing member connects to the first holder at a first end and to the second holder at a second end. Rotation of the securing member in a first direction causes one of the first holder and the second holder to move in a direction away from the body. Alternatively, rotation of the securing member in a second direction causes one of the first holder and the second holder to move in a direction toward the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Scorpion Security Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Franklyn W. Gulick, Jr., Gary Page, Patrick McEwen, Andrew Bartoszewski, Paul Frydman
  • Patent number: 11475872
    Abstract: There is provided a semiconductor device having a timing generator that generates synchronization signals so as to match input timings of serial audio data input from an external source, a reproduction processor that, based on the synchronization signals, reads audio data from memory, performs reproduction processing, and outputs a plurality of channel information items, and a mixer that mixes the plurality of channel information items with the serial audio data, and reproduces an audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsuhiro Kai
  • Patent number: 11467180
    Abstract: A distributed computing system for artificial intelligence in autonomously appreciating a circumstance context of a smart device. Raw context data is detected by sensors associated with the smart device. The raw context data is pre-processed by the smart device and then provided to a cloud based server for further processing. At the cloud based server, various sets of feature data are obtained from the pre-processed context data. The various sets of feature data are compared with corresponding classification parameters to determine a classification of a continuous event and/or a classification of transient event, if any, which occur in the context. The determined classification of the continuous event and the transient event will be used to autonomously configure the smart device or another related smart device to fit the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: STMICROELECTRONICS, INC., STMICROELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventors: Mahesh Chowdhary, Arun Kumar, Ghanapriya Singh, Rajendar Bahl
  • Patent number: 11465550
    Abstract: A device for visually verifying tautness of a cargo strap includes a hinged body, itself including first and second platform surfaces configured to be shifted between an open configuration and a closed configuration. In the closed configuration, the first and second surfaces form a confronting relationship. The device further includes a light source disposed on the first platform and is configured to emit light parallel to the first platform surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Rick Dooley
  • Patent number: 11465555
    Abstract: A safety lighting system for use with trailers is described herein. In some embodiments, the trailer lighting system comprises a sensor, a controller, and safety lights. The safety lighting system may be used for illuminating trailers while being towed, for example, in shipping yards, construction yards, and shipping and receiving docks. The safety lighting system may be activated upon connection of a pneumatic system with a spotting tractor and deactivated upon establishing an electrical connection from a tractor to the trailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: IdeaTek Equity Group, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Adam Schrag
  • Patent number: 11459120
    Abstract: A control device includes: a control signal transmitter transmitting a signal to a controlled device; a control signal receiver receiving a signal from the controlled device; a control signal generator generating a control signal of 2 bytes or more in one transmission cycle, in which an address is assigned to each byte, is ON/OFF switchable, and includes a main signal address and a collation signal address; and a control signal controller that, when the main and collation signal addresses are the same address, turns the collation signal address ON when the main signal address is ON and turns the collation signal address OFF when the main signal address is OFF, and when the main and collation signal addresses are inverted, turns the collation signal address OFF when the main signal address is ON and turns the collation signal address ON when the main signal address is OFF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: HotaluX, Ltd.
    Inventor: Norimasa Mizobe
  • Patent number: 11455814
    Abstract: A distracted driver detection device for use in a vehicle includes a processor, a video camera, and an accelerometer. The processor is configured to compute an eye open ratio (EOR) and a mouth open ratio (MOR). The processor is configured to provide an audio alert signal to an audio alert component and provide a visual alert signal to a visual alert component when the EOR is less than an EOR threshold for a prescribed EOR assessment time, when the MOR is greater than the MOR threshold for a prescribed MOR assessment time, or when the estimate of the acceleration is greater than an acceleration threshold. The EOR and MOR are calculated from facial landmarks that are generated by a Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG) algorithm implemented by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: Ananya K. Sridhar
  • Patent number: 11454520
    Abstract: A housing which is foldable along a folding position into a folded state. A displacement detection sensor is located in the housing and has a displacement detection film having a main surface. First and second electrodes are disposed on first and second spaced regions of the main surface, respectively. The displacement detection film is disposed in the housing so as to straddle the folding position with the first region of the main surface, and with it the first electrode, being located on a first side of the folding position and a second region of the main surface, and with it the second electrode, being located on a second, opposite side of the folding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shiori Nagamori
  • Patent number: 11449144
    Abstract: The present invention provides an operation device which is capable of efficiently transmitting vibrations. An operation device according to the present invention is provided with: a first structure that comprises a touch panel module, a first case in which the touch panel module is arranged, a first supporting body to which the first case is affixed, and a vibration actuator 10 which is arranged on the first supporting body; a second structure that comprises a second supporting body, which is connected to the first supporting body, a second case which is affixed to the second supporting body, and a circuit board which is arranged in the second case; and a vibration damping member that connects the first supporting body and the second supporting body to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuta Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11443570
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a helmet system includes a communication interface configured to receive a plurality of aircraft data, a memory system configured to store the aircraft data, and a processing system operably coupled to the communication interface and the memory system. The processing system is configured to format the aircraft data into a plurality of time sequential records, store the time sequential records in the memory system, and manage storage within the memory system as a circular buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Durand, Scott Beecher
  • Patent number: 11440771
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automatically checking an operational status of electrical components of an elevator system, the methods including setting a first power state of all addressed electrical components of the elevator system, measuring a control value power consumption with a power consumption counter, switching a first addressed electrical component into a second power state, monitoring a power consumption associated with the first addressed electrical component, comparing the power consumption associated with the first addressed electrical component with the control value power consumption, and when the power consumption associated with the first addressed electrical component is not greater than the control value power consumption, performing a detected failure operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Aurelien Fauconnet
  • Patent number: 11434625
    Abstract: A method for determining whether water contained within a water pipe system in a building is at risk of freezing is disclosed. The method is carried out by a detector device comprising a processor. The method comprises determining a plurality of pipe temperature measurements using a temperature sensor. The processor analyses the pipe temperature measurements to detect whether a water draw has occurred. An exterior building environment temperature is compared to a predetermined freeze alert threshold. If the processor detects that (i) a water draw has not occurred; and (ii) the indicative temperature of the exterior building environment is lower than the predetermined freeze alert threshold, an alert is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Leakbot Limited
    Inventors: Samuel Bailey, Greer Gray
  • Patent number: 11436914
    Abstract: Provided is a control object and a method for controlling a plurality of pieces of equipment. The method includes determining, with the control object, a piece of equipment to be controlled from the plurality of pieces of equipment based on a user pointing the control object at the piece of equipment to be controlled, adapting, with the control object, a control interface of the control object as a function of the piece of equipment to be controlled, receiving, through the control interface of the control object, at least one command from the user to control the piece of equipment to be controlled, generating, with the control object, control data configured to control the piece of equipment to be controlled based on the at least one command received from the user, and controlling the piece of equipment to be controlled by transmitting the control data with the control object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventor: Simon Tchedikian
  • Patent number: 11432054
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a computer-implemented method for monitoring fire water networks. A fire water network (FWN) is monitored for leaks in real-time. Current instrument readings are received from instruments in the FWN. A leak signature associated with the FWN is generated in real-time using the current instrument readings. The leak signature is configured to identify the presence or absence of leaks in the FWN. The leak signature is compared, in real-time, to historical leak signatures associated with historical leaks. A determination is made, based on the comparing, the presence or the absence of a leak in the FWN. Upon determining the presence of the leak, a notification of the leak is automatically provided. Upon determining the absence of the leak, monitoring of the FWN for leaks is continued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Dadasaheb Karande
  • Patent number: 11428038
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, a head unit of a movable barrier operator is provided including a motor for moving a movable barrier and a first circuit board operable to provide power to the motor. The head unit includes a fire-resistant container that contains the first circuit board. This permits the electrical components of the head unit that utilize higher voltage, such as 120 volts, to be provided on the first circuit board and contained in the fire-resistant container. The head unit further includes a second circuit board outside of the fire-resistant container and operably coupled to the first circuit board. Because the second circuit board is outside of the fire-resistant container, the second circuit board may contain electrical components of the head unit that operate at lower voltages, such as at or below 24 volts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group LLC
    Inventors: Brian Roy Skotty, Alberto Urias Vazquez, Jon James Parrinello
  • Patent number: 11423757
    Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosed implementations, a device includes one or more motion sensors for sensing motion of the device and providing activity data indicative of the sensed motion. The device also includes one or more processors for monitoring the activity data, and receiving or generating annotation data for annotating the activity data with one or more markers or indicators to define one or more characteristics of an activity session. The device also includes one or more feedback devices for providing feedback, a notice, or an indication to a user based on the monitoring. The device further includes a portable housing that encloses at least portions of the motion sensors, the processors and the feedback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: James Park, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Eric Nathan Friedman, Christine Boomer Brumback
  • Patent number: 11414923
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a light-shielding device and a light-shielding method which make an object that is meant to be invisible to human beings enter a state in which the object is hidden so as to be invisible to eyes, or make an object that is meant to be visible enter a state in which the object is visible to eyes in correspondence with biological information. A light-shielding wall, which partitions two spaces and includes a plurality of panels capable of being controlled to a transmitting state in which light is transmitted or a light-shielding state in which light is shielded, is used as a window, an orientation of a face of a user who is sleeping is detected as biological information, and the light-shielding wall is controlled so that the user is capable of visually recognizing light when it reaches an alarm setting time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunihiko Nagamine, Junichi Rekimoto, Shunichi Suwa
  • Patent number: 11417192
    Abstract: A system includes a memory and at least one processor to perform one of (1) determine that a vehicle is within a geofence, receive a checkout notification in response to the user selecting a checkout user interface element displayed on a display, and disable the emergency countdown timer, (2) determine that the vehicle is within the geofence, display the checkout user interface on the display, fail to receive the checkout notification, and after the particular period of time, send the at least one of the text message and the automated call to the emergency responder requesting assistance for a person in a seat of the vehicle, and (3) determine that the vehicle is outside of the geofence and after the particular period of time, send at least one of a text message and an automated call to an emergency responder requesting assistance for the person in the seat of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Stephen Anthony Di Mauro