Patents Examined by Sisay Yacob
  • Patent number: 10380884
    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: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Sameer Kawash, Justin Michael Schwartz, Steven C. Blum
  • Patent number: 10380902
    Abstract: There is provided systems and methods for pilot alertness and awareness of target aircraft and target obstacle that are flying within a proceeding flight path collision. Transmitted guiding sound signals consisting of three dimensional effects and tonal sounds are generated by a flight unit, and sent to the pilot's headset for the desired purpose of directing the pilot's head position to locate the target aircraft and target obstacle. The flight unit processes time of collision from received target aircraft broadcast, and contain at least GPS data and target obstacle information from stored navigational maps. The flight unit further receives the pilot's head position through means of a head tracker. Furthermore, the flight unit is able to perform the functions of, storing piloted flight information, voice language instruction, flight assisted notification, and communicating with one or multiple mobile devices such for the information to be displayed visually, and is upgradable remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Beeper Avionics Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Schupp, Jay David Marks
  • Patent number: 10373506
    Abstract: There is provided systems and methods for pilot alertness and awareness of target aircraft and target obstacle that are flying within a proceeding flight path collision. Transmitted guiding sound signals consisting of three dimensional effects and tonal sounds are generated by a flight unit, and sent to the pilot's headset for the desired purpose of directing the pilot's head position to locate the target aircraft and target obstacle. The flight unit processes time of collision from received target aircraft broadcast, and contain at least GPS data and target obstacle information from stored navigational maps. The flight unit further receives the pilot's head position through means of a head tracker. Furthermore, the flight unit is able to perform the functions of, storing piloted flight information, voice language instruction, flight assisted notification, and communicating with one or multiple mobile devices such for the information to be displayed visually, and is upgradable remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Beeper Avionics Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Schupp, Jay David Marks
  • Patent number: 10363509
    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: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    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: 10366596
    Abstract: A computerized monitoring system and method for detecting electrical equipment failure. The system includes a sensor that detects a sound level representative of ultrasonic emissions radiating from electrical equipment to be monitored. A computer system in communication with the sensor is programmed to determine whether the electrical equipment is experiencing one or more of arcing, tracking, or corona based on the sound level detected by the sensor. In some embodiments, the computer system continuously monitors for these conditions based on the sound level detected by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Scadata, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Stock, Joe Ahdel
  • Patent number: 10368148
    Abstract: Examples may include techniques to determine locations of a physical resource in a data center. A data center can include a number of racks having sled spaced. The sled spaces accommodate sleds having one or more physical resources disposed on each sled. The racks and sleds can include a beacon and beacon sensor, respectively, operable to determine a location of the sleds within the data center. Beacons and beacon sensors can exchange signals, a pod controller can receive an information element including indications of the exchanged signals and determine a location of the physical resource within the data center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mohan J. Kumar, Murugasamy K. Nachimuthu
  • Patent number: 10358057
    Abstract: System and method for displaying data to a vehicular occupant about road signs includes a display system arranged to be visible to the occupant and a processor coupled to the display system for receiving data about signs along roads on which the vehicle travels and displaying the received data to the occupant. The data may be provided by a map database containing data about signs along roads on which the vehicle travels, with the processor being coupled to the map database and receiving data about signs along the roads from the map database. A communications unit may be arranged in the vehicle and receives data about signs along the roads on which the vehicle travels from a transmission unit coupled to each sign. The processor may be coupled to or integrated with the communications unit and receives data about signs along the roads from the signs via the communications unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN VEHICULAR SCIENCES LLC
    Inventor: David S. Breed
  • Patent number: 10360773
    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: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sensors Incorporated
    Inventor: David J. Kotula
  • Patent number: 10347065
    Abstract: An access management and reporting system includes a keysafe that is located outside of a building and a communication system that is located within the building. The communication system is configured to perform, over a short-range wireless communication protocol, two-way communication with a communication module of the keysafe. The system also includes a server that is located remote from the building and the keysafe. The server is configured to perform, over a long-range communication protocol, two-way communication with the communication system located within the building, is configured to manage access to the keysafe, and is configured to handle reporting related to access of the keysafe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory Le Burge, Stanley Reed Earnshaw
  • Patent number: 10328328
    Abstract: A method (300) for managing time-outs in a game, including: putting a receiver unit (14) in a ready state (205); receiving at the receiver unit (14) a desired time-out signal from a transmitter unit (12); putting the receiver unit in a time-out approval state (210, 215) and indicating to the game official through a receiver user interface (62) that the desired time-out signal has been received; receiving from the game official through the receiver user interface (62) one of an allow command and a deny command. When the allow command is received, the time-out counter (78, 80) is incremented, and, when the deny command is received, the receiver unit (14) is returned to the ready state (205) while keeping constant the time-out counter (78, 90).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Mohamed Benkreira, Rachid Lamdjadani
  • Patent number: 10327713
    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: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    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: 10328898
    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. A localization module determines a portable device location based on two-way ranging using impulse radio ultra-side band. The PEPS system performs vehicle functions, such as unlocking a door or trunk, allowing the vehicle to be started, or activating wireless charging, based on the portable device location. Another system includes at least one low frequency (LF) antenna configured to transmit a wireless charging ping signal within a predetermined range to a portable device configured for wireless charging. A communication gateway authenticates the portable device based on a response to the ping signal by the portable device. A PEPS performs vehicle functions, such as unlocking a door or trunk, or allowing the vehicle to be started, in response to authenticating the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Golsch, Steven Sute
  • Patent number: 10328899
    Abstract: Systems and methods for localization and passive entry/passive start (PEPS) systems for vehicles are provided. A communication gateway in a vehicle establishes a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) communication connection with a portable device. Sensors are configured to receive connection information about the BLE communication connection from the communication gateway, eavesdrop on the BLE communication connection, and measure signal information about communication signals sent from the portable device to the communication gateway. A localization module is configured to determine a location of the portable device based on the signal information from the plurality of sensors. A PEPS system is configured to receive the location of the portable device from the localization module and to perform a vehicle function including at least one of unlocking a door of the vehicle, unlocking a trunk of the vehicle, and allowing the vehicle to be started based on the location of the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyle Golsch
  • Patent number: 10325480
    Abstract: A mobile communications device for providing proximity-based assistance includes a communications interface, a processor, and a memory that is configured to store instructions thereon that cause a processor to register, at a first time, a user of the mobile device as needing a type of assistance. The instructions also cause the processor to broadcast, at a second time, a request for assistance. The request includes the type of assistance needed. The request is broadcast to helper devices that are within a predetermined proximity of the user. Each of the helper devices is associated with a corresponding user that is registered to assist with the particular type of assistance needed. The instructions cause the processor to receive an indication from a helper device that the corresponding user has accepted the help request, determine that the corresponding user has assisted the user, and notify staff that the user has been assisted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Niosha Kayhani, Steffen Reymann, Gavin R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10314969
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and infusion pump assembly for determining a first rate-of-change force reading that corresponds to the delivery of a first dose of an infusible fluid via an infusion pump assembly. At least a second rate-of-change force reading is determined that corresponds to the delivery of at least a second dose of the infusible fluid via the infusion pump assembly. An average rate-of-change force reading is determined based, at least in part upon the first rate-of-change force reading and the at least a second rate-of-change force reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Marc A. Mandro, Robert J. Bryant
  • Patent number: 10311708
    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: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: jWIN Electronics Corp.
    Inventor: Justin Chiwon Kim
  • Patent number: 10311704
    Abstract: A method and device for mitigating passenger-related item loss in a travel-for-hire context are disclosed. An item within a vehicle passenger region is identified, and associated the identified item with a passenger identified by a passenger identifier. A vehicle cabin inventory database is updated with an entry based on the identified item associated with the passenger identifier. A presence of the identified item is detected within the vehicle cabin passenger region when a passenger exit event occurs, and message data is generated including the entry that relates to the identified item based on the presence of the identified item within the vehicle cabin passenger region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Qijie Xu, Fatih Porikli, Junqiang Shen
  • Patent number: 10311693
    Abstract: A vehicle and a method for controlling the vehicle include generating a warning message for passenger confirmation such that a driver of the vehicle confirms whether at least one passenger safely alights from the vehicle by recognizing the warning message. The method for controlling the vehicle includes: primarily confirming a presence or absence of a passenger having not yet exited the vehicle on a basis of opening/closing information of doors; generating a primary warning message for passenger confirmation on a basis of a result of the primary confirmation regarding the presence or absence of the passenger; secondarily confirming the presence or absence of the passenger having not yet exited the vehicle using a human detection sensor; and generating a secondary warning message for passenger confirmation on a basis of a result of the secondary confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeong Kee Lee, Youngkee Kim
  • Patent number: 10311724
    Abstract: A driver safety system includes traffic signals communicating with a municipal controller via a first network and user devices communicating with a third party controller via a second network. Communications from the first network are provided to the second network via a repeater server providing one-way communications to avoid the possibility of hacking devices on the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CONNECTED SIGNALS, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew L. Ginsberg, Johnny C. Norris, II
  • Patent number: 10306411
    Abstract: During an evacuation situation in a building that is equipped with an elevator system and in which a plurality of fixed point markers are arranged at defined sites, an escape route is transmitted to a person by means of a mobile device. The fixed point markers store data that can be received by the mobile device. An instantaneous position of the mobile device can be determined when the mobile device uses data received from a fixed point marker to access a database in which the data is linked to a site of the fixed point marker. The ascertainment of the escape route to a destination is based on the instantaneous position of the mobile device. The person is registered on reaching the destination when the mobile device is detected at the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Lukas Finschi, Florian Troesch