Patents Examined by Shirley Lu
  • Patent number: 10410512
    Abstract: The present invention provides a switch for outputting adjustment signal by interruption linear signal, comprising: a base; a moving element, one part of the moving element extending outside of the base; a gear set, which is rotated by moving the moving element and has an output gear; an interruption gear, rotated in a clockwise direction or an anticlockwise direction by driving the output gear, wherein the interruption gear has a plurality of interruption teeth distributed on periphery of the interruption gear; and at least one linear signal transceiver including an emission end and a reception end, wherein the emission end and reception end are respectively set two sides of the interruption teeth, when the interruption gear is rotated, signal delivery between the emission end and reception end is optionally interrupted by the interruption teeth, and a signal is emitted when the emission end and reception end are interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Ching-Hsiung Chu
  • Patent number: 10410495
    Abstract: Computing device(s) are configured for managing the reunification of students with parents during an emergency or a drill for a simulated emergency. The reunification of students with guardians may be managed through the operations of various user interfaces (UIs) presented on the device(s). Different UIs may be configured to support different personnel performing different roles in the reunification process. The UIs may include one or more of a student supervisor UI, a location supervisor UI, a runner UI, a guardian greeter UI, a reunification officer UI, or an incident commander UI. The various UIs enable different personnel to track the location and status of individuals, such as students and guardians, during various stages of a reunification process, enable personnel to dynamically update a centralized database with current information regarding the location and status of individuals, and view real time information regarding the location and status of individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Raptor Technologies LLP
    Inventors: James J. Vesterman, Gary Kincade, David Van Camp, Peter J. Trate
  • Patent number: 10410167
    Abstract: Disclosed is method including receiving digital vehicle data for a fleet of vehicles like trucks, trains, planes, drones, etc., the digital vehicle data being one or more of GPS/location-based data, image data or radar data and combining one or more of pieces of data. The method includes inferring, based on the first combined data, a loaded/empty status of a vehicle. The method includes combining other data to yield second combined data, receiving data regarding one or more of supply, demand, and amount of available cargo to yield third combined data, generating information relating to a supply of vehicles available to load at a specified dock and/or deliver a cargo to a specified dock, in each case within a specified period of time and generating suggestions for one or more vehicles regarding future routes based on the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: CARGOMETRICS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Scott G. Borgerson, James E. Scully, Ethan E. Rowe, Robert A. Weisenseel, Ronnie Hoogerwerf
  • Patent number: 10403131
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may include determining that a triggering has occurred. The triggering corresponds to a triggering of a formation of a multiple-input and multiple-output arrangement. The multiple-input and multiple-output arrangement comprises a grouping of user antennas and an antenna of the apparatus, and the apparatus is located at an existing infrastructure. The method may also include receiving data traffic information. The data traffic information comprises information that indicates an amount of data traffic that is requested by users of the user antennas. The method may also include forming the multiple-input and multiple-output arrangement based on the received data traffic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Athul Prasad, Mikko Uusitalo, Zexian Li, Rauno Ruismaki
  • Patent number: 10403105
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to recoilers, merchandise security systems, and methods for displaying and protecting an article of merchandise from theft. In one example, the merchandise security system includes a sensor configured to be secured to the article of merchandise and a base for removably supporting the sensor and the item of merchandise thereon. The system also includes a recoiler operably coupled to the sensor. The recoiler includes a rotatable member defining a helical recess. The system further includes a cable configured to connect to the sensor and to be unwound from and wound on the rotatable member as the cable is extended and retracted. The cable is configured to be extended from the recoiler in response to the sensor being lifted off of the base, and the cable is configured to be retracted into the recoiler in response to the sensor being moved to a seated position on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Kyle Baker, Robert Bisesti
  • Patent number: 10380866
    Abstract: A dual case system includes a wrist band and a belt hook for operatively mounting a fall detection device on a user. The wrist band includes a central housing that is shaped to receive and frictionally engage the fall detection device. The clothing clip includes a main housing having an inner cavity which can be accessed through an upper perimeter for receiving and frictionally engaging the fall detection device. A hook extends from the main housing for removably mounting the main housing on the article of clothing of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Med Hab, LLC.
    Inventors: Johnny Ross, James Olinger
  • Patent number: 10373468
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for providing a notification of a usage of a medical injector are disclosed. For example, the method determines location information of the medical injector. The method then detects the usage of the medical injector, and records a time of the usage of the medical injector. The method then sends the notification comprising the time at which the usage of the medical injector is detected and the location information of the medical injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Brian Lee
  • Patent number: 10363864
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a signaling system for a pushable transport object. The signaling system includes a signaling device and a control device. The signaling device includes at least one indicator light controllable to display a left signal and a right signal, and a first mounting component for mounting the signaling device to a cart. The control device is communicative with the signaling device to control the at least one indicator light. The control device includes a user interface for receiving a user input, in which the user interface includes a left input component for controlling the at least one indicator light to display the left signal and a right input component for controlling the at least one indicator light to display the right signal. The control device further includes a second mounting component for mounting the control device to a handle of the cart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: Sherri Leslie
  • Patent number: 10366600
    Abstract: A method and system for generating an event notification on a mobile electronic device is provided. A notification message including an event impact record and a notification urgency record is received on the mobile electronic device. An impact sensory alert is generated based on the comparison between the event impact record with a plurality of sensory alerts presets of first sensory output signals and second sensory output signals. An urgency sensory alert is also generated based on the comparison between the notification urgency record with the plurality of sensory alerts presets of the first sensory output signals and the second sensory output signals. The impact sensory alert and the urgency sensory alert are outputted via the first sensory output signals and second sensory output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventor: Michal Knas
  • Patent number: 10367770
    Abstract: In some examples, a method includes receiving, first notification data from a first application and second notification data from a second application. The method may include generating, based at least in part on comparing the first notification data to the second notification data, an affinity score that indicates whether content from the first notification data has a relationship to at least a portion of content from the second notification data. The method may include, generating a bundle notification graphical element that includes at least a portion of the content from the first notification data and a graphical indicator that indicates the content from the first and second notification data are related. The method may include outputting a set of notification graphical elements comprising the bundle notification graphical element accompanied by the graphical indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, Jakob Nicolaus Foerster
  • Patent number: 10358085
    Abstract: A lamp, for a vehicle, that includes at least one light source configured to generate light; a transparent display configured to allow at least a portion of the light to pass through the transparent display; and a processor configured to control the transparent display to display, on a projection surface using the light, information related to the vehicle or driving conditions for the vehicle is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Geunhyeong Kim
  • Patent number: 10360493
    Abstract: A wireless (e.g., near field or RF) communication device, and methods of manufacturing and using the same are disclosed. The wireless communication device includes a receiver and/or transmitter, a substrate with an antenna thereon, an integrated circuit, and one or more protection lines. The antenna receives and/or transmits or broadcasts a wireless signal. The integrated circuit processes the wireless signal and/or information therefrom, and/or generates the wireless signal and/or information therefor. The integrated circuit has a first set of terminals electrically connected to the antenna. The protection line(s) are on a common or different substrate as the antenna. The protection line(s) sense or determine a continuity state of a package or container on which the communication device is placed or to which the communication device is fixed or adhered, and are electrically connected to a second set of terminals of the integrated circuit different from the first set of terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: THIN FILM ELECTRONICS ASA
    Inventor: Matthew A. Bright
  • Patent number: 10351058
    Abstract: A method, system, and a variety of electronic circuits are provided herein that manage advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for passengers in a vehicle wearing a wearable device. The aspects disclosed herein allow the passenger/occupant/driver to receive ADAS messages/alerts, and receive haptic, video, audio notifications providing the same. As such, the passenger/occupant/driver is notified by the ADAS message in a passive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Husein Dakroub
  • Patent number: 10347124
    Abstract: A traffic light enhancement device for a traffic light comprises a light bulb having a color which is present in the traffic light for installation at the traffic light to replace an existing lightbulb of corresponding color in the traffic light. A processor is provided and associated with the lightbulb for measuring the duration for which the color is illuminated in the normal operation of the traffic light. A lightbulb display is provided in the light bulb for displaying the color based on processor measurements in changing configurations according to remaining duration for which the color is illuminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Meir Grossberg
  • Patent number: 10325473
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating an automated response to a catastrophic event, that includes (1) analyzing a sample set of data generated in association with a catastrophic event to determine a threshold pattern; (2) receiving, with customer permission or affirmative consent, home sensor data from a smart home controller via wireless communication or data transmission, the home sensor data including data regarding at least one of (i) structural status; (ii) wind speed; (iii) availability of electricity; (iv) presence of water; (v) temperature; (vi) pressure; and/or (vii) presence of pollutants in the air and/or water; (3) determining, based upon or from computer analysis of the home sensor data, whether the home sensor data indicates a match to the threshold pattern; and (4) automatically generating a response if the home sensor data indicates a match to the threshold pattern. As a result, catastrophic events and responses thereto may be improved through usage of a remote network of home sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Phillip Moon, Sunish Menon, Jeffrey Kinsey, Jeffrey W. Stoiber
  • Patent number: 10315555
    Abstract: Vehicle which has a loading area, on which a load can be placed and by means of at least one load detector the presence of said load on said loading area can be detected, and by means of a central control unit the signals of all said load detectors can be detected and the measured value of the mass of said load can be detected, whereby said load can be secured by means of at least one movable, mechanical and flexible load securing device, which can be brought into contact with said load, and by means of at least one safety sensor the value of the force can be detected with which said load securing device acts on said load and for this force said central control unit calculates a reference value, depending on the mass of said load and according to a formula for the relevant applicable regulations and thereupon checks, if the actual value is sufficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: TERRA CONTROL GEOLOGISCHE BERATUNG UND UMWELTTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Dirk Bruhn
  • Patent number: 10319208
    Abstract: A method for tracking a patient in a medical facility is disclosed. The method includes determining whether a patient is to be moved, indicating the time at which the patient should start to be moved, and interrogating a RFID sensor on the patient at a predetermined time interval to determine when the patient has been moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Allscripts Software, LLC
    Inventor: Dean Hiller
  • Patent number: 10304146
    Abstract: The image generation apparatus (1) allows reduction in a load on the database of energy management apparatus, and includes a communication part (12) configured to acquire first use information on energy usage in a first period from a first server (2) that has information on the energy usage at a customer facility and acquire second use information in a second period later than the first period from a meter device (3) that is installed in the customer facility and measures energy usage; and a controller (11) configured to generate an image relating to use of energy by using the first use information and the second use information together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kazutaka Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10304313
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating an automated response to a catastrophic event, that includes (1) analyzing a sample set of data generated in association with a catastrophic event to determine a threshold pattern; (2) receiving, with customer permission or affirmative consent, home sensor data from a smart home controller via wireless communication or data transmission, the home sensor data including data regarding at least one of (i) structural status; (ii) wind speed; (iii) availability of electricity; (iv) presence of water; (v) temperature; (vi) pressure; and/or (vii) presence of pollutants in the air and/or water; (3) determining, based upon or from computer analysis of the home sensor data, whether the home sensor data indicates a match to the threshold pattern; and (4) automatically generating a response if the home sensor data indicates a match to the threshold pattern. As a result, catastrophic events and responses thereto may be improved through usage of a remote network of home sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Phillip Moon, Sunish Menon, Jeffrey Kinsey, Jeffrey W. Stoiber
  • Patent number: 10291029
    Abstract: The technology is generally directed towards real-time power grid island detection and monitoring, including obtaining and outputting information about the cause and location of the islanding event, island size, island composition, phasor measurement units in each island, and the overall island frequency. The technology provides for suggested island resynchronization actions such as one or more circuit breakers that can be closed by the power grid system operators to resynchronize an island with the main island/system. An application program may output the information and also assist the operators during the resynchronization process by providing real time information about the voltage difference and frequency difference across each proposed circuit breaker in the suggested restoration point. Real-time tracking of the island resynchronization actions is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Manu Parashar, Anil Jampala, Jay Giri, Saugata Swapan Biswas