Patents Examined by Santiago Garcia
  • Patent number: 10291426
    Abstract: Location-Based Addressing (LBA) is a method of controlling and commissioning networked lighting devices. The lighting devices communicate over a wireless network using radio frequency communication protocols. The lighting devices are commissioned or grouped based on their 5 respective locations in a building floor plan or a building architecture. The lighting devices are commissioned to respond to radio frequency communications that correspond to their respective locations. This imposed location-based architecture reduces the amount of transmitted data required to control the lighting devices and, thus, reduces the radio bandwidth required to control the lighting devices. In other words, controlling devices “multicast” instructions and controlled devices “listen” for instructions and act only upon instructions that correspond to their respective location. Hand shaking or two-way communication between the controlling devices and the controlled devices is not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Watt Stopper, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Billig, Alexandre Debernard, Bertrand Debever
  • Patent number: 10292005
    Abstract: An object location tracking system may include an object, a mobile communication device, and a data storage system. The object may include a wireless short range communication system that wirelessly transmits object identification information over a short range that uniquely identifies the object. The mobile communication device may have a location detection system that generates location information indicative of the location of the wireless communication device; a wireless short range communication system that wirelessly receives the object identification information from the object when the object is in close proximity to the mobile communication device; and a wireless data communication system that wirelessly communicates the location information and the object identification information to a data storage system. The data storage system may receive and store the location information and the object identification from the wireless data communication system in the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Dan Jordan
  • Patent number: 10279840
    Abstract: A method for operating a vehicle includes the vehicle receiving a start signal for starting the vehicle via a communication network, and responding to the start signal only when one or multiple predetermined conditions are met. Additionally, a device for operating a vehicle, a parking facility management server, and a computer program can be provided for restricting a response to a start signal to only when the one or multiple predetermined conditions are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan Nordbruch
  • Patent number: 10275587
    Abstract: In biometric ticketing, physical token-less ticketing system using biometrics, a person may be identified using a digital representation of a biometric. Ticketing information may be ascertained based on the identification. The ticketing information may be provided, actions may be performed using the ticketing information, and so on. In some implementations, a checkpoint device receives biometric data from a person. A digital representation of the biometric data is used to obtain an identifier from an identification system. The digital representation of the biometric data may not be included in the identifier. The identifier is used by to obtain ticketing information from a ticketing system. The person may be allowed or denied entry into a ticketed area based on the ticketing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ALCLEAR, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Cornick, Kevin Lupowitz, Matthew Snyder, Joe Trelin
  • Patent number: 10268813
    Abstract: In physical token-less security screening using biometrics, a person provides biometric data to a security computing device as part of a security screening. The biometric data is used by the security computing device to look up an identifier (such as an airline account identifier or a security status identifier) for the person from a security back end. The identifier is used by the security computing device to obtain electronic pass information (such as an electronic boarding pass or a security screening status indicator) from a third party computing system (such as an airline computing system or a clearinghouse), which may be used to clear the person and/or otherwise facilitate the security screening. In some implementations, these techniques may also be used for physical token-less pass processing (such as boarding pass-less airline processing, confirmation of assigned traveling credentials, or determination of security protocols).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ALCLEAR, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Cornick, Kevin Lupowitz, Matthew Snyder
  • Patent number: 10268812
    Abstract: In physical token-less security screening using biometrics, a person provides biometric data to a security computing device as part of a security screening. The biometric data is used by the security computing device to look up an identifier (such as an airline account identifier or a security status identifier) for the person from a security back end. The identifier is used by the security computing device to obtain electronic pass information (such as an electronic boarding pass or a security screening status indicator) from a third party computing system (such as an airline computing system or a clearinghouse), which may be used to clear the person and/or otherwise facilitate the security screening. In some implementations, these techniques may also be used for physical token-less pass processing (such as boarding pass-less airline processing, confirmation of assigned traveling credentials, or determination of security protocols).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ALCLEAR, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Cornick, Kevin Lupowitz, Matthew Snyder
  • Patent number: 10253531
    Abstract: A detection sensor includes: a detection electrode that is disposed in at least one of a vehicle door and a periphery of the vehicle door and used for detecting operation of the vehicle door; an area electrode that is disposed in the vehicle door; and a control device that detects an electrostatic capacitance change of the detection electrode and an electrostatic capacitance change of the area electrode, in which the control device performs at least one of determining of detection of an object in a periphery of the detection electrode using the detection electrode, and determining of detection of an object in a periphery of the area electrode using the area electrode depending on an open or closed state of the vehicle door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Koji Ishihara, Seika Matsui
  • Patent number: 10252155
    Abstract: An eccentric magnet rotates around a spool under the influence of an electric field generated by a rotational coil surrounding the magnet to produce haptic output by rotational vibration. The ends of the spool are connected to springs, and linear actuating coils are disposed near the respective ends of the spool to cause the spool and, hence, the magnet rotating around it, to reciprocate, generating additional haptic output from the vibrations of the reciprocating motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Dennis Castleman
  • Patent number: 10223881
    Abstract: Security systems and methods for protecting portable electronic devices from theft are provided. For example, a security system includes a sensor configured to be secured to a portable electronic device, and a monitoring component configured to wirelessly communicate with the sensor and to removably support the sensor thereon, wherein the monitoring component and the sensor are configured to communicate with one another to determine a proximity of the portable electronic device relative to the monitoring component, wherein the monitoring component and/or the sensor is configured to initiate a security signal when the proximity between the monitoring component and the sensor is not within a predetermined range. The sensor and the monitoring component are configured to communicate with one another for initially setting the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Burtness, Jonathon D. Phillips, Michael R. Johnston, Jeffrey A. Grant, Gary A. Taylor, William B. Howell
  • Patent number: 10224927
    Abstract: An input device, includes: a sensor that outputs an output value dependent on a pressing force; a determination unit that determines that a contacted place is pressed, based on the output value output from the sensor, in a case where a first output value is detected and subsequently a third output value that is less than the first output value and greater than a second output value that is less than the first output value is detected through the second output value; and an output unit that outputs a result determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Masashi Hattori
  • Patent number: 10213134
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining foot force data that is created by sampling, in accordance with a sampling signal, data from pressure sensing elements of a shoe sensor system. The method further includes obtaining three-dimensional foot data that is created by sampling, in accordance with the sampling signal, data from an accelerometer of the shoe sensor system. The method further includes correlating the foot force data and the three-dimensional foot data in accordance with the sampling signal to produce correlated foot data. The method further includes processing the correlated foot data to determine one or more of: distance traveled during a time period, stride length data, time duration, fatigue indication, injury prevention indicators, elevation tracking for the time period, running optimization, and rotational sport optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy W. Markison, Sayfe Kiaei, Gary McCoy
  • Patent number: 10210690
    Abstract: A housing can include a first part and a second part. Each of the first part and the second part can include a first surface, a second surface, a third surface, a fourth surface, and a fifth surface. The second surface can form a first edge with the first surface. The third surface can form a second edge with the second surface. The fourth surface can form a third edge with the third surface. The first part can be attached, via an attachment, to the second part so that the first surfaces form an exterior surface of the housing, the second surfaces abut each other, the third surfaces abut each other, the fourth surfaces abut each other, and the fifth surfaces define an interior space of the housing. The attachment can be within the interior space and can include an ultrasonic weld. The housing can house an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Daniel P. Foran, Hae rim Jeong
  • Patent number: 10195942
    Abstract: In a display device, when an ignition switch of a vehicle is off, an external light entering toward a front side of a meter panel is reflected on a smoke layer and a second light shielding layer, and a decorative part and a predetermined zone are, as a whole, viewed through a second opening as being in a ring shape with a width of the second opening and of a color tone based on the smoke layer and the second light shielding layer. When the ignition switch of the vehicle is on, the predetermined zone is illuminated in a predetermined color by a light emitted by a light source with a width of the first opening to be viewed as being wider than the decorative part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Minoru Sumiya
  • Patent number: 10198888
    Abstract: The modular asset storage system includes a main panel, the main panel including a computer command module and one or more asset containment modules. The asset containment modules are in data communication with the computer command module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KEY CONTROL HOLDING, INC.
    Inventors: Robert T. Brockman, John Michael Besosa
  • Patent number: 10187513
    Abstract: A system and method for discouraging the in appropriate use of a mobile device including registering a mobile device with a monitoring application running on a system coupled with a network. A mobile device is linked with the monitoring application through the network. The operational status of the mobile device is monitored to detect if a change occurs in the operational status. A change in the operational status of the mobile device is reported to the monitoring program with time information and the status change is displayed in a graphical interface, and a notification message is sent to a system user. Beacons might also be implemented to advise a device user to disable a mobile device to be monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: 20/20 CTE, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Way, Geoff Cornwall, Greg Neiheisel, David Pearce
  • Patent number: 10181246
    Abstract: The Universal User Variable Control Utility (UUVCU) is a method and system provided to allow users increased variable control over electronic communication. This invention allows users to vary (not limited) symbols; color, movement rate, and add text. With this invention a child can manually or automatically signal a parent when in danger, a senior citizen or a Veteran can alert loved ones or caregivers in life threatening times of need. UUVCU in helping people provides real world value accomplished through practical application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: William David Jackson
  • Patent number: 10176687
    Abstract: An electronic lock may be used to monitor and control access throughout a home. The electronic lock is preferably mounted to a main enter/exit door on the home as this provides a good point of contact for users entering and leaving the home. The electronic lock may monitor users, appliances, safety, and operation of interior doors. Access may be controlled and/or monitored by users with a mobile device or through any other similar device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Spectrum Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Nedal Akram Almomani, May Lansigan Schlatter, Jason Tu, Matthew D. Lovett, Sachin Sood, Elena Gorkovenko, Elliott Barlow Schneider, James Lin
  • Patent number: 10176698
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, systems and computer program products for preventing the loss of wireless accessories for mobile devices. Aspects include calculating, by a processor, a distance between a mobile device and at least one of two or more wireless accessories in communication with the mobile device an determining whether the distance between the mobile device and the at least one of two or more wireless accessories is greater than a first threshold distance. Aspects also include generating an alert by the mobile device that indicates that the at least one of two or more wireless accessories is greater than the threshold distance away from the mobile device based on a determination that the distance between the mobile device and the at least one of two or more wireless accessories is greater than the first threshold distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Luke N. Buschmann, Brad Hoover, John Werner
  • Patent number: 10167082
    Abstract: There is described herein a method and system for the configuration of vehicle management components using in-vehicle position detection. The in-vehicle position detection may also be used for providing a floor plan of the vehicle. In some embodiments, in-vehicle position detection may be used concurrently for configuring vehicle management components and for providing floor plans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER INC.
    Inventors: Alexis Morin, Marc Kirmoyan, Brad Nolen
  • Patent number: 10165945
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for interactively indicating information associated with a patient on a hospital garment. A set of questions is identified utilizing a set of information received from a plurality of sources within a medical facility. The set of information is analyzed for a set of key elements. The set of key elements is utilized to identify one or more questions from a search question database. The one or more questions are submitted to a request processing pipeline implemented by a healthcare cognitive system. Responsive to receiving a response from the request processing pipeline, one or more communications are identified to be sent to one or more hospital garments associated with the patient and/or medical staff. The one or more communications are sent to the one or more hospital garments to cause the one or more hospital garments to change a visual cue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Fernando J. Suarez Saiz, Masaaki Takamiya, Vamshi Krishna Thotempudi, Adrian P. Vrouwenvelder