Patents Examined by Stephen Burgdorf
  • Patent number: 10200074
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable storage media are provided to sense and protect against liquid in contact with a mobile electronic device. An example method includes determining, with one or more of a plurality of liquid sensors, that liquid has come into contact with at least one of an internal surface of a mobile electronic device and an external surface of a mobile electronic device. In response to the determining that liquid has come into contact with the at least one of an internal surface of a mobile electronic device and an external surface of a mobile electronic device, the method includes informing a user of the mobile electronic device that the mobile electronic device has come into contact with the liquid, and sealing a port of the mobile electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett M. Kreiner, Ryan Schaub, Randall S. Spell
  • Patent number: 10152852
    Abstract: An optical fiber cord management system and method is provided to monitor and manage optical fiber cords locations in telecommunication equipment. The system may comprise an antenna to receive a radio signal propagated from an optical fiber cord, and a processor, in communication with the antenna, to receive radio signal data. The processor may determine if the radio signal data matches a modulated radio signal. If the processor determines that the radio signal data associated with the radio signal matches the modulated radio signal, the processor causes a luminescent member to illuminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Telect, Inc.
    Inventors: David Knaggs, Ryan Lowell Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 10123521
    Abstract: An automated fish culling system which includes a base station which includes a processor and base station display for displaying information corresponding to a plurality of cull tags, the base station display being communicably coupled to the processor. Each of the plurality of cull tags are configured to be associated with a fish and includes cull tag display for identifying the cull tag. The system further includes a memory for storing data that includes information associated with the fish, the information comprising a fish weight, wherein the processor determines which fish to cull based on at least the fish weight associated with each fish, and indicates which fish to cull via at least the base station display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SPFM, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Castaneda, Basil E. Battah
  • Patent number: 10119309
    Abstract: A motor vehicle comprising side doors, a bonnet and a boot lid, power-operated key-cylinder-less locks associated with all the side doors, a power-operated lock associated with the boot lid, a key-cylinder lock associated with the bonnet, and an electronic control system configured to sense operation of the key-cylinder lock by means of a mechanical key and, upon determining a specific operation of the key-cylinder lock by means of a mechanical key, responsively unlock one or more of the power-operated key-cylinder-less locks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: FCA Italy S.p.A.
    Inventors: Bogdan Stoenescu, Luigi Laera, Gianfranco Del Nero
  • Patent number: 10096227
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and an ultraviolet avoidance information providing method are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a display; a biometric information acquisition module that acquires biometric information of a user; a location information acquisition module that acquires location information of a particular location; an ultraviolet intensity information acquisition module that acquires ultraviolet intensity information corresponding to the acquired location information; and a processor that controls the display to display ultraviolet avoidance information for avoiding ultraviolet light at the particular location based on the acquired biometric information and the acquired ultraviolet intensity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kyu-Youn Hwang, Sook-Jin Kim, Joon-Ho Kim, Jin-Gil Yang, Tae-Han Jeon, Yoon-Ju Cho
  • Patent number: 10094170
    Abstract: A warning circuit for use on ladders includes a first sensor responsive to the placement of a first of a user's feet thereon and a second sensor responsive to the placement of a second of the user's feet thereon. The second sensor is electrically connected in series to the first sensor, and a relay is electrically connected in series to one of the first and second sensors. A power source has a power output terminal electrically connected in series to the other of the sensors connected in series. A sound device is electrically connected to a load output of the relay and to the power source. The load output of the relay is energized only when the first sensor is activated prior to activation of the second sensor whereupon the load output then energizes the sound device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Benjamin Friedman
  • Patent number: 10093138
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring tires of vehicles via personal area networks. An example vehicle includes a body, nodes spaced apart on the body, a tire, a transceiver coupled to the tire, and a tire detector. The tire detector is to determine a tire position based on wireless communication between the transceiver and the nodes, identify a duration that the tire is at the tire position, and present a warning to rotate the tire position when the duration is greater than a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nunzio DeCia, David A Herman, Arun Dutta
  • Patent number: 10087750
    Abstract: A system including, a first component of a mineral extraction system, and a first radio frequency identification (RFID) module coupled to the first component, wherein the first RFID module comprises first component data relating to the first component, and first location data relating to a first location of the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel B. Baxter, John D. Scalzo, Jonatan Ram, Adam Sitar, Ritabrata Das
  • Patent number: 10089810
    Abstract: The solution is directed to access control systems and verifying proximity of a user to an access point that the user is wirelessly requesting access to. The proximity verification is based on placing proximity hubs adjacent to the different access points. Each proximity hub advertises a different unique identifier that changes periodically over a short-range wireless network and can be detected with a mobile device if the mobile device is physically within a short distance from the proximity hub. The unique identifier changes based on a rolling code. A user is permitted access to a restricted access point in response to the mobile device sending over a different long-range wireless network, the unique identifier advertised from a proximity hub adjacent to a desired access point and user access credentials authenticating access privileges of the user to the desired access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: OPENPATH SECURITY INC.
    Inventors: Cameron Kaye, Samy Kamkar, Robert J. Peters, Alexander A. Kazerani
  • Patent number: 10089502
    Abstract: An accessory device to be mounted on a main device is provided with a wireless IC device. The main device is provided with a reader/writer that is an interrogator that communicates with the wireless IC device of the accessory device. When the accessory device is mounted on or about to be mounted on the main device, the reader/writer selects two or more frequencies in a frequency band in which an authentic wireless IC device can communicate to perform communication with the wireless IC device. With this configuration, even if the identification code written in an RFID tag is read and the RFID tag is duplicated, the duplicated RFID tag can be accurately and effectively determined as being counterfeit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noboru Kato, Satoshi Ishino
  • Patent number: 10062270
    Abstract: An alarm system is monitored by an alert system that supplements the capabilities of the alarm system. The sensors, such as door, window, fire, and CO sensor can be monitored by the alarm system which can raise an alarm when a sensor is triggered. The alert system detects that the alarm system has raised an alarm. The alert system can then communicate the alarm locally to other alert system installations. People at those other alert system installations are thereby alerted to the alarm and can respond to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: KONTRA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jay Skolnik, Daniel Skolnik, Connor Harness, Jun-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10024926
    Abstract: A method for monitoring at least one traction battery of a motor vehicle includes the steps of determining basic data for the prediction of a deeply discharged state of the at least one traction battery by a battery monitoring system associated with the motor vehicle, transmitting the basic data to an external computer via a first communications link, determining an expected point in time of the deep discharge by the external computer, and transmitting a first warning signal to a first monitoring instantiation of the motor vehicle that can be specified if the determined point in time of the deep discharge is reached apart from an early warning time. A device for monitoring at least one traction battery of a motor vehicle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Uwe Gussen, Thomas Rambow, Goetz-Philipp Wegner, Rainer Busch
  • Patent number: 10018482
    Abstract: A method for the three-dimensional synthetic representation of the trajectory of an aircraft in flight being implemented in a flight and navigation system of an aircraft comprising a display system allowing synthetic images to be displayed, the flight plan of the aircraft comprises a predicted trajectory dependent on a non-georeferenced flight setpoint, the display of the predicted trajectory taking the form of a path represented by two limits separated by a determined width. The path comprises two branches, each branch positioned on the side of one of the two limits, each branch represented by a straight segment whose origin is a point located on the path at the current time and whose terminus is a point located at a determined distance away from the point of origin, the slope of the straight segment representative of the tangent to the predicted trajectory at the current time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Bruno Aymeric, Xavier Servantie, Matthieu Claybrough
  • Patent number: 10019888
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a reminder application for creating and displaying weather-based reminders. The reminder application provides a set of tools to create a reminder and associate the reminder with a weather condition for a location. To present a weather-based reminder, the reminder application of some embodiments identifies a reminder associated with a weather condition for a location. The application then retrieves weather data for that location. After retrieving the weather data, the application then compares the weather data with the weather condition. When the weather data satisfies the weather condition, the application presents the reminder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Matthew R. Bonner
  • Patent number: 10008081
    Abstract: Manufacturing a batch is provided which includes a plurality of items of an electronic device, the items including a plurality of corresponding main modules having a same functional structure substantially identical for the items. The method includes defining at least one security electric circuit, of an enclosure component for enclosing each item, adapted to protect the item from tampering, the security electric circuits having individual configurations substantially different among the items, for use in forming the security electric circuit with the corresponding configuration on each enclosure component. Additionally, the method includes determining one or more electric characteristics of each security electric circuit for use in configuring a monitoring circuit of the corresponding main module, the monitoring circuit being adapted to the corresponding security electric circuit for detecting the tampering, according to the electric characteristics of the corresponding security circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Silvio Dragone, Christoph Hagleitner, Stefano S. Oggioni
  • Patent number: 10008105
    Abstract: A system and method for providing supplemental power to a notification unit of a device in a fire alarm system. The notification unit generates alert signals for indicating an alarm. The device includes a power unit for providing the supplemental power to the notification unit and a device controller for charging the power unit. The device controller charges the power unit in response to receiving a charging synchronization signal from a system controller of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Mark P. Barrieau, Andreas Brenner
  • Patent number: 10002524
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling groups of devices in a home network system are provided. The method includes receiving a request message for executing a first operation mode from a mobile station through the Internet, reading a control list stored for the first operation mode, in order to determine home devices associated with the first operation mode and in order to determine functions of the home devices, in response to the request message, transmitting control commands, instructing the home devices to execute the functions, to the home devices, respectively, according to the control list, and reporting the results of execution of the functions, according to the control commands, to the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Hyun Shim, Kyung-Jae Kim, Keun-Cheol Lee, Kyung-Tack Kwon, Hae-Moon Jung
  • Patent number: 9987981
    Abstract: Embodiments of an apparatus and methods of use thereof are provided. An apparatus for work zone intrusion detection related to a stationary vehicle, whereby the apparatus includes a processor configured to receive radar detection data about an oncoming vehicle and determine when to trigger an alarm sound in accordance with the radar detection data upon determining that the oncoming vehicle is moving in a direction and at an orientation to collide with the stationary vehicle. A method of using an apparatus for detecting and warning against intrusion in a work zone around a stationary vehicle is provided that includes obtaining, from a radar unit, detection data for a moving vehicle or object approaching the stationary vehicle, and determining, using a processor, when to trigger an alarm sound to allow a response time according to the detection data and a warning mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Feniex Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamza Deyaf, Nicholas Mazzanti, Kyle Hale
  • Patent number: 9985690
    Abstract: An electric submersible pump system can include a multiphase electric motor operatively coupled to a fluid pump where the multiphase motor includes a wye point; telemetry circuitry operatively coupled to the wye point where the telemetry circuitry generates AC telemetry signals; a multiphase power cable operatively coupled to the multiphase electric motor; and a tune filter operatively coupled to the multiphase power cable where the tune filter passes and amplifies AC telemetry signals generated by the telemetry circuitry, the AC telemetry signals being transmitted to the multiphase power cable via the wye point. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dudi Rendusara, Fraz Ahmad Kharal
  • Patent number: 9978278
    Abstract: A system includes a vehicle, a vehicle network disposed within the vehicle, and at least one earpiece for use within the vehicle. The vehicle is configured to wirelessly communicate with the at least one wireless earpiece within the vehicle. The vehicle is configured to wirelessly communication with at least one wireless earpiece within a separate and independent vehicle. A method includes sensing data with a sensor of a wireless earpiece within a first vehicle to provide sensed data, determining by the wireless earpiece within the first vehicle an alert condition based on the sensed data, and wirelessly communicating a message from a wireless earpiece within a first vehicle to a wireless ear piece within a second vehicle, the message indicating occurrence of the alert condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Vincent Boesen