Patents Examined by Tai Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9728060
    Abstract: The present invention is a system for monitoring a health state of a subject. The system is provided with: a measuring unit that chronologically measures the position of the subject in a facility in which the subject resides or stays; and an information processing unit that determines a health state of the subject by determining whether a chronological change in the position of the subject satisfies a predetermined determination condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Ishii, Tatsuo Nakagawa, Masayoshi Ishibashi, Midori Kato
  • Patent number: 9691260
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that allow an electronic device to autonomously adapt one or more user alerts to the current operating environment of the electronic device. For example, some embodiments may include a method comprising providing a plurality of alert devices in an electronic device, determining an operating environment of the electronic device using a sensor of the electronic device, and actuating at least one of the plurality of alert devices that corresponds to the determined operating environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Pakula, Matthew Hill, Ethan Larry Huwe, Fletcher R. Rothkopf, Richard Hung Minh Dinh
  • Patent number: 9683391
    Abstract: An intelligent door lock system includes a position sensing device at a dwelling configured to be coupled to a drive shaft of a lock device to assist in locking and unlocking a lock of a lock device. An engine has a memory, and the engine is coupled to the positioning sensing device. An energy source is provided. A security system includes a motion detection device, and a camera coupled to an analytics engine to look for a person or thing at or near a door or window at the dwelling. In response to the detection of a person or thing at or near the door or window of the dwelling the camera is activated from a sleep state to an active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: August Home, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Johnson, Chris Kim
  • Patent number: 9676238
    Abstract: A first signal transmission is received from a transmitter external to the monitor, the first signal having a transmission characteristic. Based upon the transmission characteristic of the first signal transmission and not any data in the first transmission, a corresponding at least one protocol is determined. A data resolution based upon the transmission characteristic is determined. A second data transmission is formed according to the corresponding at least one protocol, and the sensed data is inserted into the second data transmission according to the resolution. The second data transmission is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Deniau, Themi Anagnos, Brian J. Farrell
  • Patent number: 9652917
    Abstract: A lock system is coupled to a lock at a dwelling of a dwelling user, resource owner, or end-user, collectively the user. An intelligent door lock system is provided with a remotely operable lock at the dwelling accessible by the user. The intelligent door lock system is configured to be in communication with a server. An automatic unlock system is activated when the user communicates with the server using the user's mobile device. The server is configured to transmit a crossing notification message in response to tracking the user's mobile device and enable an automatic unlock feature of the lock using the server and a mobile device App.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: August Home, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Johnson, Rolf Rando, Siddharth Gidwani, Christopher Dow
  • Patent number: 9654925
    Abstract: A device disposed on a subject to maintain the subject within a containment zone and track the subject if the subject exits the containment zone. The device includes a positioning unit for generating position data including satellite positioning data. There is a processor unit to determine from the position data if the subject is inside or outside of the containment zone. The processor unit operates in a containment mode when the subject is inside the containment zone and in a tracking mode when the subject exits the containment zone. A correction unit issues a stimulus when the subject exits the containment zone and terminates the stimulus when the processor unit enters the tracking mode from the containment mode. There is a communication unit which transmits an alert to an electronic device of an operator when the processor unit transitions from the containment to tracking mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: OnPoint Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Solinsky, Robert Paxton, Xinnakone Vivathana, Kristen Lomastro, Scott Sterling
  • Patent number: 9652651
    Abstract: A system and method for verifying that a document is included in a document management system is disclosed. This system and method includes scanning of a scan track of a document, generating document data dependently upon the scanning, comparing the generated document data to stored document data, the stored document data generated dependently upon a prior scanning of the scan track of the document, and outputting an indication of the document being included in the document management system as determined by the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Morton Greene
    Inventor: Morton Greene
  • Patent number: 9647996
    Abstract: A server is in communication with a low power device. The server has a handshake key (Kh) with a key exchange that provides for a communication session between a mobile device and the low power device. The mobile device does not have the (Kh). A user mobile device is in communication with the server and uses a cipher to provide a secured communication between the mobile device and the low power device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: August Home, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Johnson, Christopher Dow
  • Patent number: 9644399
    Abstract: An intelligent door lock system includes a position sensing device at a dwelling configured to be coupled to a drive shaft of a lock device to assist in locking and unlocking a lock of a lock device. An engine with a memory is coupled to the positioning sensing device. An energy source is provided. At least one motion detection device looks for a person at or near a door or window at the dwelling. A device converts energy into mechanical energy is coupled to the positioning sensing device and the drive shaft. The device that converts energy is coupled to the energy source to receive energy from the energy source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: August Home, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Johnson, Chris Kim
  • Patent number: 9640048
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that allow an electronic device to autonomously adapt one or more user alerts of the electronic device. For example, some embodiments may include a method for operating a haptic device including driving a haptic device using a control signal, measuring a frequency related to the operation of the haptic device and comparing the measured frequency with a target frequency. A control signal is adjusted based on the comparison to drive the haptic device to the target frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Hill
  • Patent number: 9640073
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a traveler information monitoring and dissemination system. The system disclosed herein provides real time information to a traveler, wherein the real time information may be pre-selected by the traveler. The system ensures consistent and quality data are produced and issued to the traveler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: PELMOREX CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Andre Gueziec
  • Patent number: 9640051
    Abstract: A security loop cable assembly is attached to the distal end of the main cable of an alarm system. The assembly has an enclosure with a main electrical connector inside the enclosure. The main cable terminates at the main connector. The enclosure releasably receives a polarized plug assembly that contains the ends of a loop cable. The plug assembly includes a housing and a case that are selectively joined. Inside the case two of the wires of the loop cable are permanently joined to opposite sides of an end-of-line resistor. The housing and case can be momentarily separated to thread one of them through an aperture in the protected object or gate. The plug assembly can be removably inserted into the enclosure, whereupon the main cable connector engages a loop connector to form an electrical circuit through the first and second wires and the end-of-line resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Paige Electric Company, LP
    Inventors: Francis X. Conaty, Mark D. Ahlers
  • Patent number: 9638829
    Abstract: An autonomous and controllable system of sensors and methods for using such a system of sensors are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Faranak Davoodi, Farhooman Davoudi
  • Patent number: 9619998
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a matter extracting unit extracting a predetermined matter from text information, an action pattern specifying unit specifying one or multiple action patterns associated with the predetermined matter, an action extracting unit extracting each of the action patterns associated with the predetermined matter, from sensor information, and a state analyzing unit generating state information indicating a state related to the matter, based on each of the action patterns extracted from the sensor information, using a contribution level indicating a degree of contribution of each of the action patterns to the predetermined matter, for a combination of the predetermined matter and each of the action patterns associated with the predetermined matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiichi Takamura, Yasuharu Asano
  • Patent number: 9619994
    Abstract: A security system comprises a system control panel for arming and disarming the security system. A door sensing unit comprises a first radio frequency (RF) transceiver interconnected with the system control panel over a network. The first RF transceiver is mounted proximate to a door that defines at least a portion of a perimeter around an area to be monitored by the security system. The first RF transceiver has an RF detection field proximate to the door. A disarm device comprises a second RF transceiver that automatically transmits a disarm device packet. The first RF transceiver receives the disarm device packet when the second RF transceiver is within the RF detection field. The first RF transceiver sends a disarm message to the system control panel over the network to disarm the security system based on at least the disarm device packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Raman Kumar Sharma, Roger Parenteau, Juan Francisco Bogarin Munoz
  • Patent number: 9612260
    Abstract: A method and electronic device for identifying when to replace/clean a probe card or socket are provided. The method includes receiving an ID of the probe card or socket from a tag associated with the probe card or socket before performing an insertion on a test system. For the received ID, there is determined a count of insertions performed on the probe card, and an indication to replace/clean the probe card or socket is generated when the count of insertions equals the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventors: Andre Olivier, Nicholas Olivier
  • Patent number: 9604571
    Abstract: A system and method for warning a third party about a temperature condition for a forgotten occupant based upon an estimated temperature. The system and method include retrieving a weather forecast for an area in which the vehicle is located and estimating a future temperature of the passenger compartment in response to determining that the drive system of the vehicle has been shut off and that the driver has exited the vehicle, the method determines whether an occupant remains in the passenger compartment of the vehicle. The future temperature of the passenger compartment is a temperature of the passenger compartment of the vehicle after a lapse of a predetermined time period. In response to determining that the estimated future temperature is outside of the predetermined temperature range send a warning to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenan Kurtovic
  • Patent number: 9597931
    Abstract: A tire inflation system and a method of control. A tire pressure sampling interval may be triggered based on a type of tire pressure drop, wheel speed, or temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: ArvinMeritor Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Dean, Kenneth Flory, Robert W. Trostle, Jonathan Honig, Anatoli Koulinitch
  • Patent number: 9602977
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a traveler information monitoring and dissemination system. The system disclosed herein provides real time information to a traveler, wherein the real time information may be pre-selected by the traveler. The system ensures consistent and quality data are produced and issued to the traveler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Andre Gueziec
  • Patent number: 9589441
    Abstract: A security control apparatus, system and method are provided. The security control apparatus includes a wireless communication element that supports a plurality of wireless communication protocols. The wireless communication element is configured to provide wireless communications with a user interface device and at least one premise-based device. A remote communication element is configured to provide remote communications with a monitoring center. A processor is in communication with the local wireless communication element and the remote communication element. The processor is configured to use the wireless communication element to communicate with the user interface device to receive local control and configuration data. The processor is also configured to use the remote communication element to communicate data associated with at least one of a life safety feature and life style feature with the monitoring center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: ADT US Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Shapiro, Raymond North, Timothy Albert Rader, Jorge Perdomo, Anne-Marie Rouse, James Timothy Black