Patents Examined by Qutbuddin Ghulamali
  • Patent number: 10686619
    Abstract: A broadband access system, comprising a broadband access hub device (hub device) and broadband access premise devices (premise devices) wirelessly coupled the hub device to provide broadband services to multiple user equipment (UEs), is described. The hub device may access broadband services on a fiber optic broadband network and wirelessly provide access to the broadband services to the premise devices. The premise device may wirelessly communicate with the hub device and communicate with user equipment (UEs) for providing access to the broadband services through the hub device. The premise device may be attached to an electric utility meter, and a power interface module of the premise device may supply electrical power to the premise device from the electric utility meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Avista Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Wayne Gustafson, Curtis Allen Kirkeby, Stephen Edward Schulte
  • Patent number: 10669767
    Abstract: Provided are a motion determination device and a method capable of correctly determining a kicking motion by a user about to open or close a gate of a vehicle. The motion determination device includes sensors respectively mounted on positions spaced apart from each other and detecting approach of an object, and a determination device which determines that the predetermined kicking motion has been performed, when each detection value shows a predetermined pattern, a time until each of the detection values becomes less than a first threshold value after it becomes the first threshold value or more is within a predetermined time, and a ratio of a maximum value among detection values by a first sensor and a maximum value among the detection values by a second sensor different from the first sensor is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA HONDA LOCK
    Inventors: Naoki Nihei, Tomonori Kamimura
  • Patent number: 10665090
    Abstract: A trainable transceiver for controlling a remote device includes a transceiver circuit configured, based on training information, to control the remote device, a communications device configured to communicate with a mobile communications device, an output device, and a control circuit coupled to the transceiver circuit, coupled to the communications device, and coupled to the output device. The control circuit is configured to receive notification information from the mobile communications device via the communications device, and wherein the control circuit is configured to generate an output using the output device based on the notification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven L. Geerlings, Todd R. Witkowski, Thomas S. Wright, Marc A. Smeyers, Jonathan E. Dorst, Douglas C. Papay
  • Patent number: 10663582
    Abstract: A detection device includes a transmitter, an extraction unit, and a detector. The transmitter causes an ultrasonic sensor used in a vehicle to successively transmit a first transmission wave of a first frequency and a second transmission wave of a second frequency. The extraction unit extracts a frequency component from a reflected wave received by the ultrasonic sensor, the reflected wave having a reception level greater than a predetermined threshold. The detector detects an obstacle based on an extraction result of the component of the frequency. An amplitude level of the second transmission wave is greater than an amplitude level of the first transmission wave. The amplitude level of the first transmission wave is set to make the reception level of the reflected wave of the first transmission wave from a road surface less than or equal to the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Ogawa, Takashi Yoshida, Toru Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10657813
    Abstract: A network computer system can associate an operator with a mobile device. Additionally, the network computer system can monitor the operator using the mobile device over a time interval that a freight vehicle is operated between a start location and a destination location. During the time interval, the network computer system can control the mobile device in transmitting interval data. Additionally, based on the interval data, the network computer system can evaluate the operator over the time interval using the interval data. The evaluation of the operator can include using the mobile device information to evaluate the operator over the one or more sub-intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Madrigal, Eyal Lasker, Xiao Guo, Padmini Pyapali, Tony Ran Zhang
  • Patent number: 10648820
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for assessing coordinate data are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a processor to receive coordinate data relating to a desired path and task of a vehicle. The processor of the example apparatus to determine if the coordinate data satisfies a threshold. The processor of the example apparatus to determine if the coordinate data is compatible with a positioning system of the vehicle. The processor of the example apparatus to authorize operation of the vehicle to traverse the desired path based on the coordinate data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Noel W. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10650661
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring adherence to a dosing-regimen for a medication is presented. Systems in accordance with the present invention automatically monitor the medicine content of a blister card based on the state of its lidding film and compare it to the prescribed dosing regimen for the medicine. In some embodiments, the lidding film is imaged using a tomographic imaging technique, such as electrical resistance tomography or electrical impedance tomography. Alternative sensing approaches are based on optical, acoustic, and tactile sensors that interrogate either the dispensing region at each tablet location or the tablets themselves to determine whether tablets have been dispensed. Automatic monitoring of the blister card enables the user to be: (1) alerted to non-compliance, (2) alerted to a risk of future non-compliance, and/or (3) to be provided remediation instructions when non-compliance is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: QuantaEd, LLC
    Inventor: Mehran Mehregany
  • Patent number: 10648866
    Abstract: A server device includes a controller. The controller is configured to acquire temperature information that is information associated with a temperature of a predetermined area inside a vehicle, the predetermined area being configured to store a luggage and the predetermined area being configured to be locked and unlocked. The controller is configured to acquire luggage information that is information on the luggage to be stored in the predetermined area, and determine whether the predetermined area is an environment suitable for storage of the luggage at a scheduled storage time of the luggage based on the luggage information and the temperature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junya Masui, Etsuko Nakajima, Naoki Uenoyama, Akira Hoshino, Hideo Hasegawa, Keiko Nakano
  • Patent number: 10644866
    Abstract: A system is connected to a single-wire communication line to perform bidirectional communication between a master side and a slave side, and an input clock-side transistor connected between a GND level and the communication line performs switching according to an input clock. A first transistor is connected between a first potential and the communication line, a second transistor has one end connected to a second potential, and a master-side resistor is connected between the other end of the second transistor and the other end of a third transistor. A fourth transistor is connected between the communication line and a third potential equal to or higher than the first potential, and a slave-side resistor is connected between the communication line and the GND level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi Akahane
  • Patent number: 10644668
    Abstract: A resonator-based sensor and a sensing method thereof for sensing a change in a material that is subject to be sensed which include: generating an oscillation voltage signal by amplifying a current signal output from a resonator in accordance with a physical-chemical change of the material; and generating a gain control signal corresponding to a motional resistance and a clock signal corresponding to a resonant frequency of the resonator are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Hyunjoong Lee, Yi-Gyeong Kim, Yil Suk Yang, Woo Seok Yang, Chang Han Je
  • Patent number: 10635962
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an apparatus for managing baggage and a method for managing baggage with which improved usability can be obtained. In order to solve the problem, an apparatus for managing baggage is provided with: a reader unit which reads tag information of a wireless tag attached to a baggage; a storage unit in which the tag information read by the reader unit is stored; and a control unit which makes a determination of a forgotten baggage by comparing the tag information stored in the storage unit with tag information newly read by the reader unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: MAXWELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Suzuki, Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Yasunobu Hashimoto, Shigetaka Kimura, Shinji Shibuya
  • Patent number: 10629042
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for communicating data from a flame detector. A method may comprise detecting, by the flame detector, data related to a fire event; communicating, by the flame detector, the fire event data to a wireless device; forwarding, by the wireless device, the fire event data to a cloud database; accessing the fire event data, via the cloud database, by a central server controlled by an operator of the flame detector; analyzing, by the central server, the fire event data; automatically generating a report based on the analysis of the fire event data, by the central server; and communicating the generated report to a customer employing the flame detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Bharat Kumar Mallela, Akshay Krishnaji Ratnaparkhe, Amit Garg, Bindu Ganesh, Sheetal Hanagandi, Abhishek Mathur
  • Patent number: 10627473
    Abstract: A method for determining an angle of arrival (AOA) of a received signal is disclosed, comprising: generating a baseband information signal by mixing a received signal with a local oscillator (LO) signal, the received signal being an in-phase signal and quadrature signal uncorrelated with each other and derived from different input data sets; obtaining baseband signal samples of the baseband information signal having an in-phase signal sample and a quadrature signal sample; determining a transmitter phase offset based on an estimated correlation between the in-phase signal samples and the quadrature signal samples; performing a plurality of phase measurements using a plurality of antennas to obtain a plurality of phase measurements; correcting the plurality of phase measurements based on the transmitter phase offset to produce a plurality of corrected phase measurement; and calculating an AOA of the received signal based on the difference between the plurality of corrected phase measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PhasorLab, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua C. Park, Cuneyt Demirdag, Glen Wolverton, Devang Topiwala, Paul McFarthing
  • Patent number: 10629011
    Abstract: A method is provided for detecting an attack on a keyless entry system for a vehicle. The method includes receiving a wireless transmission by the keyless entry system. The wireless transmission is filtered in a first filter to produce a filtered wireless transmission. The wireless transmission is filtered in a second filter to produce a reference filtered wireless transmission. A frequency band of the filtered wireless transmission is compared to a frequency band of the reference filtered wireless transmission. Based on the comparison, it is determined if the wireless transmission is from a key fob that complies with the specification of the wireless transmission. In another embodiment, a wireless receiver is provided for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Jan-Peter Schat
  • Patent number: 10629013
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide unlocking control methods and related produces. The method includes the following. When detecting an unlocking instruction for a mobile terminal in a screen-off and screen-locked state, a first operation and a second operation are performed in parallel. The first operation is a face recognition operation. The second operation is configured to ensure that a power management service (PMS) is in an awake state. When detecting that a result of the face recognition operation is success, a screen locked interface is removed, and the PMS is notified to light a touch display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP. LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 10611296
    Abstract: An image projection apparatus that can be attached to a vehicle and can be effectively utilized for acquisition of road surface condition information, detection of a hidden vehicle, and the like is provided. The image projection apparatus that projects an image includes: an acquisition unit that acquires information related to a vehicle; an image projection unit that projects an image based on the information acquired by the acquisition unit; and imaging means that acquires an image outside the vehicle, the image projection unit projects light in a wavelength band centered on a wavelength of 1.4 ?m, and the imaging means provides the information related to the vehicle by imaging an image projected based on the light in the wavelength band centered on the wavelength of 1.4 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Kunii, Toshinori Sugiyama, Takuya Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10611492
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a rotorcraft includes: tail rotor blades; a tail rotor actuator coupled to the tail rotor blades such that the pitch of the tail rotor blades varies according to a current extension of the tail rotor actuator; pilot flight controls electrically coupled to the tail rotor actuator; and a flight control computer electrically coupled to the tail rotor actuator and the pilot flight controls, the flight control computer configured to: determine the current extension of the tail rotor actuator; determine whether the current extension of the tail rotor actuator is within a margin of a maximum extension of the tail rotor actuator; and indicate a first warning to a pilot in response to the current extension of the tail rotor actuator being within the margin of the maximum extension of the tail rotor actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Bothwell, Robert Earl Worsham, II, Sung Kyun Kim, Brandon Jeffrey Thomas
  • Patent number: 10614714
    Abstract: A method for classifying a parking spot identified with the aid of a distance-based detection process for validity, including the following: comparing a position of the identified parking spot to a digital parking facility map which includes positions of valid and invalid parking areas; and classifying the identified parking spot as a valid or an invalid parking spot as a function of the comparison. Also described are a corresponding device, a corresponding parking guidance system, a corresponding motor vehicle, and a computer program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Christian Abeling, Philipp Mayer
  • Patent number: 10614690
    Abstract: Provided is a management system in which required capacity of a storage device can be reduced even when the number of events that occur increases and in which the required capacity can be clearly understood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Hiroshi Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10611372
    Abstract: A dual-mode data capture system includes a capture controller, a point cloud generator, a collision detector, a plurality of cameras viewing a capture volume, and a motion sensor to generate a detection signal when an object arrives at a capture position within the volume. The controller: activates a subset of cameras in a collision detection mode to capture sequences of images of the volume; responsive to receiving the detection signal, activates the cameras in a dimensioning mode to capture a synchronous set of images of the capture position. The collision detector: determines whether the sequences of images indicate a potential collision; and responsive to detection of a potential collision, generates a warning. The point cloud generator: receives the synchronous set of images and generates a point cloud representing the object based on the synchronous set of images, for use in determining dimensions of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Burton Swope