Patents Examined by Sisay Yacob
  • Patent number: 10725125
    Abstract: A field device includes a housing that contains field device circuitry, a display coupled to the field device circuitry and viewable through the housing, and a movable control positioned around the housing, the movable control including a magnet. The field device further includes a sensing element disposed within the housing and configured to detect movement of the magnet. In addition, the field device includes a processor coupled to the display and the sensing element. The processor is configured to identify a position of the movable control, based on the detected movement of the magnet, and control a user interface on the display, based on the identified position of the movable control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Korolev, Nicholas John Haywood
  • Patent number: 10720048
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an infrared remote control learning method, including: receiving an infrared signal transmitted by an infrared remote controller when a key of the infrared remote controller is operated; acquire corresponding infrared coded data according to the received infrared signal, and completing learning of the key, when the subsequent infrared coded data comprises infrared coded data identical to the first acquired infrared coded data, the subsequent infrared coded data being infrared coded data acquired after the first infrared coded data. The present disclosure also discloses an infrared remote control learning device. According to the present disclosure, all code values of each key of an infrared remote controller may be learned, so that the range learned by a mobile terminal may be expanded, realizing more accurate and complete learning of code value information of the original key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN UNITIVELINK ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tianji Wu
  • Patent number: 10720044
    Abstract: A headwear device for detecting an electrical signal generated by an ingestible event marker is disclosed. The headwear device includes a detection subsystem to receive an electrical signal generated by an ingestible event marker from a detection arrangement. A processing subsystem is coupled to the detection subsystem to decode the electrical signal. A radio subsystem is configured to transmit the decoded electrical signal to a wireless node. A system includes the headwear device and the detection arrangement. A method includes receiving the electrical signal generated by the ingestible event marker at the headwear device, decoding the electrical signal to extract information associated with the ingestible event marker, and transmitting the information to a wireless node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: PROTEUS DIGITAL HEALTH, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Zdeblick, Arna Ionescu Stoll, William McAllister, Kit Yee Au-Yeung
  • Patent number: 10713929
    Abstract: An alarm and monitoring system including a primary device and at least one secondary device, the alarm and monitoring system including at least one controller configured to: determine whether at least one alarm event is set; establish a wireless communication between a primary device and the secondary device, when it is determined that the alarm event has been set; transmit an alarm event signal including alarm information from the primary device to the secondary device in accordance with the alarm event that is determined to have been set; generate an alarm signal by the secondary device in accordance with at least the alarm information; and render the generated alarm signal on a rendering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: JWIN ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Justin Chiwon Kim
  • Patent number: 10713918
    Abstract: A swimming pool Smart Boat for pool maintenance and water safety is described. The Smart Boat includes chlorine and pH sensors for monitoring water quality and is capable of releasing chemicals into the pool water based on monitoring. A screen panel is configured to trap debris in the pool. Additionally, the Smart Boat provides for water safety by monitoring water disturbances which indicate a swimmer has entered the pool and sending an alert based on the detection of a disturbance. A remote control unit provides alerts and controls navigation, the release of chemicals and the screen panel position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventor: Saeed Asiri
  • Patent number: 10703266
    Abstract: An emergency vehicle foldable barrier assembly for protecting law enforcement, emergency workers, and others near vehicles pulled over on the road shoulder includes a rear barrier apparatus and a side barrier apparatus. The rear barrier apparatus comprises a rear mounting plate and a rear hinge configured to mount to a trunk end of an emergency vehicle adjacent a driver's side. A rear barrier bar is coupled to the rear hinge and has a curved portion configured to conform to the curvature of the trunk end. A plurality of rear lights is coupled to the rear barrier bar. The side barrier apparatus comprises a side mounting plate and a side hinge configured to mount to the driver's side of the emergency vehicle proximal the trunk end. A side barrier bar is coupled to the side hinge. A plurality of side lights is coupled to the side barrier bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Phillip Butler
  • Patent number: 10696309
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a UE for handling actions performed by a vehicle. The UE obtains, from the vehicle, action information indicating that an action has been performed by a system comprised in the vehicle. The UE notifies a user after the action has ended that the action has been performed, and provides additional information about the performed action to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: VOLVO CAR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Stina Carlsson
  • Patent number: 10699557
    Abstract: A system in accordance with present embodiments includes a source of electromagnetic radiation that operates to emit electromagnetic radiation into an active playing area. The system also includes a sensing device that operates to receive the electromagnetic radiation after being reflected from a retro-reflective material of an article positioned in the active playing area and operable to generate data based on receiving reflected electromagnetic radiation from a series of article positions. Further, the system includes a controller that operates to process the data generated by the sensing device to determine whether the series of article positions correlate to a stored gesture and output a control signal to actuate an effect when the series of article positions correlate to the stored gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Sameer Kawash, Justin Michael Schwartz, Steven C. Blum
  • Patent number: 10683748
    Abstract: In described examples, there are systems and methods for deployment in proximity to an abandoned well. The systems and methods may help monitor conditions at an abandoned well and/or help communication with downhole communicate devices. In some examples, there is described a communication system that is configured to be deployed in proximity to an abandoned well having a metallic well structure severed below a ground region. The system may include a plurality of receivers configured to be deployed at the ground region in proximity to the abandoned well, and configured to receive data signals from the metallic well structure of the abandoned well via the ground region. The system may comprise a processing unit, in communication with the receivers, and configured to receive and process data signals from the receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Expro Meters, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandra Vasil'evna Rogacheva, Brian Phillip Champion
  • Patent number: 10685539
    Abstract: Disclosed is a last lap light apparatus with extendible pole length, for submersible use in signaling, for example, in a swimming competition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Nicholas A. Santino, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10667762
    Abstract: A multi-parameter patient monitoring device rack can dock a plurality of patient monitor modules and can communicate with a separate display unit. A signal processing unit can be incorporated into the device rack. A graphics processing unit can be attached to the display unit. The device rack and the graphic display unit can have improved heat dissipation and drip-proof features. The multi-parameter patient monitoring device rack can provide interchangeability and versatility to a multi-parameter patient monitoring system by allowing use of different display units and monitoring of different combinations of parameters. A dual-use patient monitor module can have its own display unit configured for displaying one or more parameters when used as a stand-alone device, and can be docked into the device rack when a handle on the module is folded down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Evan Barker, Chad A. DeJong, Kirby Clark Dotson, Ammar Al-Ali, Bilal Muhsin, Sujin Hwang, Massi Joe E. Kiani
  • Patent number: 10670572
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for monitoring an environment are provided. These systems, apparatus, and methods may include a monitoring unit positioned within the environment that includes an air quality sensor configured to generate particle data, a communications unit configured to directly or indirectly transmit data between the monitoring unit and a remote computing unit, and a controller with instructions to cause the air quality sensor to generate particle data about particles in the environment, and transmit the particle data to the remote computing unit. The remote computing unit may be positioned outside the environment, and include a second processor, another communications unit, and another non-transitory memory device with instructions to receive and store the particle data, and determine, based on the received particle data generated by the air quality sensor, whether a first exposure threshold has been exceeded for the monitoring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Particle Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tandeep Singh Chadha, Jiaxi Fang, Pratim Biswas
  • Patent number: 10653317
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing data communication in medical systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Martin J. Fennell, Lei He, Mark Kent Sloan
  • Patent number: 10657775
    Abstract: A system, including: a sensor that monitors containers as the containers move along a production line; a rejection device; a controller communicatively connected to the sensor and the rejection device, wherein the controller is programmed to determine whether a container is associated with a match condition in response to a signal received from the sensor, the match condition reflecting that the container is associated with predetermined properties or characteristics, in response to a match condition, determine a pass result, and otherwise determine a fail result, determine a velocity of the production line, dynamically determine a correction amount for a reject position, track a position of the container on the production line, and in response to the fail result, outputs a signal to actuate the rejection device that removes the container from the production line based on the velocity of the production line, the dynamically determined correction amount, and the position of the container on the production line
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sensors Incorporated
    Inventor: David J. Kotula
  • Patent number: 10655390
    Abstract: A tool use system has a tool having sensors tracking use of the tool, a first CPU executing first coded instructions monitoring input from the sensors with respect to time; and first wireless communication circuitry adapted to transmit data, and a central hub comprising a second CPU executing second coded instructions, a data repository, and second wireless communication circuitry compatible with the first wireless communication circuitry. The first coded instructions comprise an algorithm adapted to identify an instance of unsafe use of the tool based on sensory input and time, and wherein an identified instance of unsafe use is transmitted by the first wireless communication circuitry to the second wireless communication circuitry, and the second coded instructions cause the instance of unsafe use to be recorded in the data repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: David Bautista, Salve Bigayan Bautista
  • Patent number: 10654446
    Abstract: Systems and methods for localization and passive entry/passive start (PEPS) systems for vehicles are provided. A communication gateway establishes a wireless communication link with a portable device. Sensors communicate with the communication gateway, receive connection information about the wireless communication link, and measure signal information of communication signals transmitting communication packets sent from the portable device to the communication gateway via the wireless communication link. A localization module determines a location of the portable device based on the signal information from the sensors. A PEPS system receives performs a vehicle function including unlocking a door of the vehicle, unlocking a trunk of the vehicle, or allowing the vehicle to be started based on the location of the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyle Golsch
  • Patent number: 10656342
    Abstract: An optical wireless rotary joint can include a first optical device and a second optical device. The first optical device can be coupled to a rotatable component for rotating with the rotatable component. The second optical device can be physically separated from the first optical device. The second optical device can be coupled to a stationary component for communicating data with the first optical device using an optical signal. The first optical device or the second optical device can include an optical transmitter for transmitting the optical signal based on the data. The other of the first optical device or the second optical device can include an optical receiver for generating a new signal in response to detecting the optical signal transmitted by the optical transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Kevin Sipple
  • Patent number: 10659963
    Abstract: A medical device includes a printed circuit board-battery assembly, a tape encapsulation assembly wrapped around the PCB-battery assembly, and a second removable tab positioned on a surface of the tape encapsulation assembly. The second removable tab provides an adhesive layer on a surface of the medical device when the second removable tab is removed from the medical device. The PCB includes the electronic circuitry that performs the functionalities of the medical device, including an optical sensor that comprises at least one light source to emit light towards a measurement site of a user and at least one photodetector to receive light returned from the measurement site. The medical device can connect to a host computing device that performs various operations, including, but not limited to, authenticating the medical device, causing measurement values such as blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate (PR), and a perfusion index (PI) to be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Marcelo Malini Lamego, Tatiana Buticosky Lamego
  • Patent number: 10646809
    Abstract: An air filter includes filter media, a sensor, and circuitry coupled to the sensor, the circuitry configured to receive data from the sensor representative of the condition of the filter media and wirelessly transmit such data. The data may be received by a device with a display to use the information to present an indication of the filter media condition to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jonathan B. Arthur, Karl W. Bloedorn, Jayant Chakravarty, Gene B. Portelli, Dennis M. Glass, Michael A. Meis, Lyle L. Luppes, Daniel W. Hennen, Douglas D. Fletcher, Eric O. Hemberg, Oscar M. Hemberg
  • Patent number: 10647296
    Abstract: Systems and methods for vehicle passive entry/passive start (PEPS) are provided. A communication gateway establishes a Bluetooth low energy communication connection with a portable device. The communication connection has a connection event during which information is exchanged between the communication gateway and the portable device. The communication gateway instructs sensors to perform two-way ranging using impulse radio (IR) ultra-wide band (UWB) communication with the portable device based on the information exchanged during the connection event. A localization module determines a location of the portable device based on the two-way ranging performed by the plurality of sensors. A PEPS system receives the location of the portable device from the localization module and performs a vehicle function, including unlocking a door of the vehicle, unlocking a trunk of the vehicle, or allowing the vehicle to be started, based on the location of the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Golsch, Steven Sute