Patents Examined by Thomas Mullen
  • Patent number: 10223903
    Abstract: An integrated security system that includes a security coprocessor coupled to a conventional security system panel and an interactive security system. The integrated security system enables conventional security system features as well as the consumer-oriented interactive features and functions of an interactive security system without sacrificing reliability or the significant burden and cost associated with frequent software updates associated with conventional security systems. The integrated security system also minimizes or eliminates the need for new battery backup circuitry or larger batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Raji, Aaron Wood, Robert Hazbun
  • Patent number: 10210739
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to electrical/electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, portable, wearable, and stationary media devices. Media devices may include a plurality of RF transceivers, an audio system, and a proximity detection system. The RF transceivers and/or audio system may be used to wirelessly communicate between media devices and allow configuration and other data to be wirelessly transmitted from one media device to another media device. The proximity detection system may be configured to detect a presence of a user or multiple users and upon detecting presence, take some action defined by a user preference and/or environmental conditions around the media device. One or more user devices in proximity of the media device post detection may wirelessly communicate with the media device and the media device may orchestrate handling of content from those devices or from a wirelessly accessible location such as the Cloud or Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Edward Smith Luna
  • Patent number: 10176680
    Abstract: A method of generating event identifiers includes receiving sensor information from tracked entities. Based on the sensor information for tracked entities, an event can be determined. An event ID can be assigned to the event based on the type of event that was determined. The event ID can be sent to a haptically enabled device, the device outputting a haptic effect determined from the event ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jamal Saboune, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Liwen Wu, Abdelwahab Hamam
  • Patent number: 10145146
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a tamper-evident cargo container seal bolt lock are disclosed herein. The device can include a receiving member, a conductive bolt member adapted to be snap-locked into the receiving member, and a plastic encapsulant which tethers the bolt member to the receiving member. The encapsulant can contain an electrically conductive medium, such as a wire, which runs from the receiving member to the second end of the bolt. A sensory circuit disposed within the receiving member can be configured to sense whether the circuit has been interrupted (e.g., if the bolt has been cut). In the event of an interruption, the circuit can record the present time and/or date in memory. An RFID transponder disposed within the encapsulant or the receiving member can then transmit the recorded date/time to an RFID interrogator if a dispute subsequently arises as to when the lock had been broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joe Mullis, James Robert Kruest
  • Patent number: 10140822
    Abstract: Techniques for low bit rate parametric encoding of haptic-tactile signals. The techniques encompass a parametric encoding method. The parametric encoding method includes the steps of: for at least one frame of a plurality of frames of a source haptic-tactile signal, representing the source haptic-tactile signal in the frame as a set of parameters and according to a functional representation; and including the set of parameters in a bit stream that encodes the source haptic-tactile signal. The functional representation is based on one of a set of orthogonal functionals, or polynomial approximation. For example, the functional representation can be based on one of Chebyshev functionals of the first kind through order n, Chebyshev functionals of the second kind through order n, or k-th order polynomial approximation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Sunil Bharitkar, Charles Q. Robinson, Vivek Kumar, Jeffrey Riedmiller, Christof Fersch
  • Patent number: 10137833
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including an output unit; a wireless communication unit configured to receive at least one of object information associated with an object located adjacent to a vehicle and driving information associated with the driving of the vehicle from one or more external devices; and a controller configured to detect a collision possibility between the object and the vehicle based on the driving information and the object information, and control the output unit to output notification information for notifying the collision possibility in response to the collision possibility being detected between the vehicle and the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongseok Park, Taehoon Cho, Yunmi Kwon, Kiseon Lee, Jie Seol
  • Patent number: 10134262
    Abstract: Embodiments that are described herein provide improved methods and systems for predicting threatened POIs. In some embodiments, an automated location tracking system tracks the locations of one or more target individuals. The locations of the target individuals may be tracked, for example, by tracking the cellular phones of the targets, or using various other automated location tracking techniques. Based on the tracked locations, a prediction system anticipates the future locations of the targets. Over time, the system uses this information to progressively narrow down the list of possibly-threatened POIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Gideon Hazzani
  • Patent number: 10134278
    Abstract: Methods and systems for communicating between autonomous vehicles are described herein. Such communication may be performed for signaling, collision avoidance, path coordination, and/or autonomous control. A computing device may receive data for the same road segment from autonomous vehicles, including (i) an indication of a location within the road segment, and (ii) an indication of a condition of the road segment. The computing device may generate, from the data for the same road segment, an overall indication of the condition of the road segment, which may include a recommendation to vehicles approaching the road segment. Additionally, the computing device may receive a request from a computing device within a vehicle approaching the road segment to display vehicle data. The overall indication for the road segment may then be displayed on a user interface of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Blake Konrardy, Scott T. Christensen, Gregory L. Hayward, Scott Farris
  • Patent number: 10134283
    Abstract: In this invention, letters that can be seen by a pedestrian (101) are drawn on an intersection (103). A mark (MM2) that can be seen by the driver of the host vehicle (C) is drawn on the road (104) between the intersection (103) and the host-vehicle (C). The shapes of the letters (MO4) are corrected in accordance with the positional relationship between the pedestrian (101) and the intersection (103). The shape of the mark (MM2) is corrected in accordance with the positional relationship between the driver of the host-vehicle (C) and the road (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Masuda, Michihiko Hayakawa, Yuichi Shibata, Takayuki Yagi, Misako Nakazawa, Toshiaki Tsuda, Hidetada Tanaka, Satoshi Yamamura
  • Patent number: 10134280
    Abstract: Systems and methods here utilize various light projecting technologies to inform other drivers of nearby vehicles of information which may allow for safer driving. In some embodiments, the projecting technologies may be used to project laser light onto a driving surface when a vehicle indicates a lane change, to show their intended physical location on the driving surface. In some embodiments, a parked vehicle may indicate a door is about to be opened, by projecting a warning and physical space where the door may swing open, onto the driving surface for other drivers to see. In some embodiments, sensors such as cameras, infra-red and/or radar to locate nearby vehicles, predict their position, and indicate where the vehicle will physically be located in a turn, lane change, or passing situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Taehyun You
  • Patent number: 10124632
    Abstract: A tire condition detecting apparatus includes a condition detecting section, a transmission section, and a transmission-side control section. The transmission section is configured to transmit a signal that contains information related to the condition of the tire to a receiver, which includes a reception-side control section. The reception-side control section identifies the position of the wheel assembly in which the tire condition detecting apparatus is provided based on the received signal strength indication (RSSI) of the signal. The transmission-side control section is configured to cause a position detecting signal and an instruction signal to be transmitted from the transmission section to the receiver. The position detecting signal is configured to cause the reception-side control section to identify the position of the tire condition detecting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PACIFIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Tsujita
  • Patent number: 10127802
    Abstract: An integrated security system that includes a security coprocessor coupled to a conventional security system panel and an interactive security system. The integrated security system enables conventional security system features as well as the consumer-oriented interactive features and functions of an interactive security system without sacrificing reliability or the significant burden and cost associated with frequent software updates associated with conventional security systems. The integrated security system also minimizes or eliminates the need for new battery backup circuitry or larger batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Raji, Aaron Wood, Robert Hazbun
  • Patent number: 10123702
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system includes an electronic device that may be manipulated by a first user. The electronic device has a first transceiver. A monitoring unit is worn on a second user thereby facilitating the monitoring unit to detect vital signs of the second user. The monitoring unit is in wireless electrical communication with the electronic device via the Internet or the like. Moreover, the monitoring unit selectively generates an alarm sequence when the monitoring unit detects that the vital signs have deviated from a pre-determined normal state. The electronic device generates an audible alarm when the monitoring unit generates the alarm sequence. In this way the electronic device notifies the first user that the second user is experiencing a medical emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Jennifer Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10127801
    Abstract: An integrated security system that includes a security coprocessor coupled to a conventional security system panel and an interactive security system. The integrated security system enables conventional security system features as well as the consumer-oriented interactive features and functions of an interactive security system without sacrificing reliability or the significant burden and cost associated with frequent software updates associated with conventional security systems. The integrated security system also minimizes or eliminates the need for new battery backup circuitry or larger batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Raji, Aaron Wood, Robert Hazbun
  • Patent number: 10119301
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a tamper-evident cargo container seal bolt lock are disclosed herein. The device can include a bolt member having a conductive medium running the axial length of the bolt, and a receiving member for locking the bolt into place. A battery-driven sensory circuit including a memory means, a processor, and a timing circuit can be disposed within the receiving member such that a continuous circuit is formed from one circuit pin over the conductive medium through the length of the bolt and back to a second pin. The sensory circuit is configured to sense whether the circuit has been interrupted (e.g., if the bolt has been cut). In the event of an interruption, the circuit can record the time and/or date in memory. This information can then be transmitted to an RFID reader/interrogator if a dispute arises as to when the lock had been broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Joe Mullis, James Robert Kruest
  • Patent number: 10111036
    Abstract: Architecture that generates a notification when a user arrives at a location, but without exposing identity of the location. Moreover, the notification can be generated and transmitted at all times. The architecture comprises a reminder service that manages all reminder requests and approvals, a notification engine that notifies a requesting user when target user arrived at a specific location or one of a general category of location, and a user interface that allows the user to set reminders that are displayed when the target user arrives at the point of interest and approves other user reminder requests. The architecture can be run on a mobile phone, and manages user requests and user approvals for location based notifications, alerts a requesting user the target user arrived at one of previously-specified points of interest. Similarly, a general category of destination can be specified, rather than a specific point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Licencing Corporation, LLC
    Inventors: Adi Ben-Dayan, Gilad Oren
  • Patent number: 10109189
    Abstract: In one aspect, traffic signaling apparatus are described herein. In some embodiments, a traffic signaling apparatus described herein comprises a first traffic light structure and a second traffic light structure. The second traffic light structure is operable to display a plurality of traffic signals, such as a red traffic signal and a green traffic signal. Further, the second traffic light structure is attached to a horizontal or substantially horizontal cable or to a horizontal or substantially horizontal mast arm. Moreover, the first traffic light structure is attached to the second traffic light structure or to the mast arm by a pole. Additionally, in some cases, the first traffic light structure is disposed at least three feet above the second traffic light structure. The first traffic light structure can also be substantially horizontally aligned with the second traffic light structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED SAFETY TOWERS, LLC
    Inventor: Milton Clifford Beckham
  • Patent number: 10102724
    Abstract: An operating device for operating an electrical bicycle component includes an annular base element, annular actuating element and first electrical contact switch. The annular base element is configured to be non-rotatably mounted about a bicycle handlebar. The annular actuating element is rotatable relative to the annular base element from a neutral position to a first actuating position. The annular actuating element is pre-loaded into the neutral position. The first electrical contact switch is actuated when the annular actuating element is moved from the neutral position to the first actuating position to generate a first sensory feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SRAM DEUTSCHLAND, GMBH
    Inventors: Sven Baumann, Jochen Bierwerth, Wolfram Frank, Chris Hilton
  • Patent number: 10099612
    Abstract: The present disclosure illustrates a wireless warning light for vehicle door, including light assembly and magnet, and the light assembly includes shell member, transparent cover and baseboard. The shell member includes chamber and bottom surface, and the transparent cover is configured to cover and enclose the chamber of the shell member, the baseboard is accommodated in the chamber and includes a circuit block and a battery, the circuit block includes a magnetic field sensing switch and a LED. The wireless warning light is installed on a side of the vehicle door. When the magnetic field sensing switch senses magnetic field of the magnet, the LED is turned off, and when the magnetic field sensing switch senses absence of magnetic field, the LED emits light. Therefore, the wireless warning light having self-owned power source without external power line may be provided to remind the vehicle from behind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: DEFEND GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Chiang Chen
  • Patent number: 10093230
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for notifying of objects are provided. The method includes detecting a presence of an occupant, detecting a position of an object associated with the occupant, and illuminating an area corresponding to the position of the object. The method may be used to notify occupants of a vehicle of an object placed in the vehicle by the occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen Anderson, William Asdell, Karen Haubert, Thomas Kimbrell