Patents Examined by Thomas Alunkal
  • Patent number: 10212922
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a management apparatus capable of capturing a position of a specific individual satisfying a predetermined condition. [Solving Means] A management apparatus according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a control unit. The control unit extracts, on the basis of first information that is generated by a sensor device worn by an individual and is related to a living body of the individual, a specific individual satisfying a predetermined condition, and generates, on the basis of position information related to a position of the specific individual, search information for causing a mobile object to move to the position of the specific individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Yajima, Hideo Niikura
  • Patent number: 10204465
    Abstract: A system and method for a handshake authenticated coded locked container are provided. In example embodiments, a digitally encoded lock mechanism that is used by a sender to lock a container before shipping is determined. An access key is received from the recipient that receives the container. An authentication process is performed that determines whether the access key triggers the unlocking of the container. Based on a determination that the access key triggers the unlocking of the container, instructions are provided to unlock the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dane Glasgow, Sergio Pinzon Gonzales, Jr., Ilya Brown
  • Patent number: 10196835
    Abstract: A locking key for changing a locked state by being inserted into a key box includes a first base including a metal complex and in which a first pattern groove is formed, and a first pattern provided in the first pattern groove and including a conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Donghee Seok, Gideok Kwon, Jong Bok Lee
  • Patent number: 10178489
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described for specifying audio rendering information in a bitstream. A device configured to generate the bitstream may perform various aspects of the techniques. The bitstream generation device may comprise one or more processors configured to specify audio rendering information that includes a signal value identifying an audio renderer used when generating the multi-channel audio content. A device configured to render multi-channel audio content from a bitstream may also perform various aspects of the techniques. The rendering device may comprise one or more processors configured to determine audio rendering information that includes a signal value identifying an audio renderer used when generating the multi-channel audio content, and render a plurality of speaker feeds based on the audio rendering information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dipanjan Sen, Martin James Morrell, Nils G√ľnther Peters
  • Patent number: 10140570
    Abstract: A microprocessor-controlled tamper evident wrapping system detects tampering and records data related to a tampering event. Upon sealing an object or material within a layered composite material comprising alternating nonconducting and conducting layers, one or more microprocessors electrically coupled to conducting layers of the composite material arm the system and initiates a clock function. If the package is punctured, cut, or otherwise damaged, that event is detected and recorded by the microprocessor(s) and a reset function is activated for the next potential event. The system may be interrogated by a user to view and download a tampering event log, which may provide time, date, location, and/or other parameters associated with tampering events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: William P Gulas
  • Patent number: 10126840
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for providing a multipurpose remote control are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alok Chandel, Pierre-Yves Laligand
  • Patent number: 10094145
    Abstract: A sensing module for sensing a position of a door panel includes a sensing unit, a processing unit, and a radio frequency transceiving unit. The sensing unit is disposed in a cavity for receiving a bolt of the door panel, detects a variation in magnetic field attributed to the bolt, and outputs a sensing signal indicating the variation in magnetic field detected thereby. The processing unit is electrically connected to the sensing unit to receive the sensing signal from the sensing unit, determines whether the position of the door panel is an open position or a closed position based on the variation in magnetic field and predetermined magnetic field information, and generates an informing signal indicating the position of the door panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Vision Automobile Electronics Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tien-Bou Wan
  • Patent number: 10096182
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for using a light up feature of a mobile device to trigger door access are described herein. One mobile device for using the light up feature to trigger door access, includes a display, a processor, and memory, coupled to the processor, wherein the memory includes instructions executable by the processor to lock the mobile device when in sleep mode, turn the display off when the mobile device has been placed in the sleep mode and to turn the display on when the mobile device has been placed in light up mode but the device is not unlocked, transition a door access application from a low power state to a regular power state when the mobile device is placed in light up mode, and trigger the opening of a door based on a door access protocol once the application is in regular power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Vinay Prasad, Sanjay Roy, Manu Taranath, Mandar Tigga, Haraprasad Senapati, Murugan Gopalan, Roshan Lawrence Valder, Raghavendra Prasad Balapala
  • Patent number: 10093333
    Abstract: Described in detail herein are systems and methods for interacting with an interactive display using a shopping cart. A biometric device integrated with the handle portion on a shopping cart can detect and discriminate between user attributes. At least one RFID tags can store the captured biometric information associated with the user attributes. A RFID reader and a computing system can be disposed within a predetermined distance of the shopping cart. The RFID reader can communicate with the at least one RFID tag in response to the at least one RFID tag being with a range of the at least one RFID reader to transfer the biometric information stored in the RFID tag to the RFID reader. The RFID reader can transmit the biometric information to the computing system. The computing system can authenticate the user based on the biometric information received via the at least one RFID reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholaus Adam Jones, Aaron Vasgaard, Matthew Allen Jones
  • Patent number: 10093218
    Abstract: A tank support system includes a hollow open-top container having a contiguous sidewall region and a bottom region coupled to the sidewall region. A loop antenna is coupled to a portion of the container's sidewall region. A tuning circuit coupled to the loop antenna provides for adjustment of the loop antenna's electrical impedance. A radio frequency identification (RFID) reader is coupled to the tuning circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BAUER COMPRESSORS, INC.
    Inventors: Tahsin Durak, Vincent P. Adams, Michael R. Sayre
  • Patent number: 10083602
    Abstract: A safety device includes: a tool which performs a predetermined operation through an operation of an actuator; a mounting tool worn by a user operating the tool; a transmission unit which is provided in one of the tool or the mounting tool, and transmits a wireless signal in which a transmission direction is set to have high directional characteristic with respect to a certain direction; a reception unit which is provided in the other of the tool or the mounting tool, and receives the wireless signal transmitted by the transmission unit; and a controller which controls the tool on a condition that the reception unit recognizes the wireless signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuu Yamamoto, Yasunori Takahashi, Shuhei Kurita
  • Patent number: 10083560
    Abstract: An access control device that at least assists in controlling the ingress/egress through an entryway. According to certain embodiments, the access control device is operably coupled to an entryway device so as to at least assist in controlling the ability to displace an entryway device from a closed positon and/or from an open position. The access control device is structured for communication with a plurality of components of a security management system, and thus may be programmed by one or more modes, including, for example a manual program mode, an off-line managed mode, a wireless off-line management mode, a wireless real-time mode, and/or an off-line real-time mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Baumgarte, Todd Eberwine, Frank Kasper
  • Patent number: 10083556
    Abstract: A vehicle access control system configured to estimate, based on received message, at least one of distance, position, or direction of a target to the vehicle prior to initiating the engine of the vehicle, the vehicle access control system comprises a master node and at least one slave node. The target is in communication with the master node and the slave node via a communication link having low energy consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Vivek Jain, Maurizio Bocca, Huang Lee, Christoph Lang, Abtin Keshavarzian
  • Patent number: 10078770
    Abstract: A method and system for facilitating cost effective, reliable, system redundant, self-driving vehicles involves the employment of specialized lane marking components that permit unprecedented sensor feedback, and in particular, a system and method that enables accurate lane marking recognition despite adverse weather conditions, which presently pose problems experienced by self-driving systems that rely upon vision based camera systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Joseph E. Kovarik, James J. Kovarik
  • Patent number: 10073994
    Abstract: A high speed tabletop and industrial printer is disclosed with integrated high speed RFID encoding and verification at the same time. The industrial printer simultaneously prints on and electronically encodes/verifies RFID labels, tags, and/or stickers attached to a continuous web. The industrial printer comprises a lighted sensor array for indexing the printing to the RFID tags; and a cutter powered from the industrial printer for cutting the web that the RFID tags are disposed on. The industrial printer comprises two RFID reader/writers that are individually controlled. Specifically, one of the RFID reader/writers comprises the ability to electronically encode the RFID tags while the web is moving; and the second RFID reader/writer uses an additional RFID module and antenna on the printer for verifying the data encoded to the RFID tags. The printer provides for successive writes to various memory blocks and optimizes the communication sequence between the interrogator and tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Jeanne F. Duckett, Lance D. Neuhard, David J. Wimmers, Richard D. Wirrig, Larri B. Williams, James A. Makley, Jan M. Watson, Andrew R. Evans
  • Patent number: 10065600
    Abstract: A vehicle door opening and closing control device opens or closes a door of a vehicle according to a kicking motion of a leg detected by a kick sensor. A threshold is set for output from the kick sensor. Motion duration time until the output from the sensor falls below the threshold after the output from the sensor exceeds the threshold in a kicking motion is measured. Motion completion estimated time until the kicking motion is completed is calculated according to the motion duration time, for example, by assuming that motion completion estimated time=motion duration time/2. When the elapsed time after the output from the sensor falls below the threshold reaches the motion completion estimated time, opening operation or closing operation of the door starts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Motoki, Hirohito Miyazaki, Kenshin Oh
  • Patent number: 10046773
    Abstract: A notification device (1) includes a sweep signal generator (3) that generates a sweep signal by changing the frequency of a predetermined wave at a constant speed in a frequency band which allows exciters (EX1, EX2, EX3, EX4) to generate a vibration, a sweep signal divider (4) that divides the sweep signal into a higher-band sweep signal in a higher-frequency band including an overlap frequency band and a lower-band sweep signal in a lower-frequency band including the overlap frequency band, a signal output determination unit (2) that determines from which exciters the higher-band sweep signal and lower-band sweep signal should be outputted, and an output signal adjuster (9) that makes an adjustment for outputting the higher-band sweep signal and lower-band sweep signal from the exciters determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hashimoto, Kenji Kono, Tetsuo Watanabe, Yasuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 10044413
    Abstract: A radio-frequency (RF) communication device having a near field communication (NFC) function includes a first detection mode circuit configured to output an RF input signal received by an antenna as a first RF signal while the first detection mode circuit is enabled, and a second detection mode circuit configured to amplify the RF input signal and output the amplified RF input signal as a second RF signal while the second detection mode circuit is enabled. The first detection mode circuit is enabled during a first time period, and the second detection mode circuit is enabled during a second time period. The second time period is shorter than the first time period. The first and second detection mode circuits are enabled alternately and repeatedly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jongpil Cho, Junesoo Kim, Youngjoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10031587
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are disclosed, the electronic device including a variable detection module operable in a plurality of modes, each of the plurality of modes configuring the variable detection module to detect a different external signal; and a controller. The controller may implement the method, including operating the variable detection module in one of the plurality of operating modes, and executing a function of the electronic device in response to a signal detected by the variable detection module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joon Heo
  • Patent number: 10025960
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) system for frequency multiplexing includes, in an exemplary embodiment, an RFID interrogator configured for generating an RFID signal, wherein a channel frequency of the RFID signal changes over time within an operating bandwidth; and one or more electromagnetic transmissive elements each extending between a first end thereof and a second end thereof, each of the electromagnetic transmissive elements electrically coupled with the RFID interrogator at the first end thereof, each of the electromagnetic transmissive elements comprising a frequency dependent load at the second end thereof and configured for transmitting the RFID signal from the RFID interrogator to the frequency dependent load, wherein the frequency dependent load presents different electromagnetic characteristics to the RFID signal transmitted to the frequency dependent load depending on the channel frequency of the RFID signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administraion
    Inventors: Patrick W. Fink, Gregory Y. Lin, Timothy F. Kennedy, Phong H. Ngo