Patents Examined by Thomas S McCormack
  • Patent number: 11505015
    Abstract: A system for determining a tire pressure status in a vehicle is provided. The system includes at least one processing device, which may be arranged to: estimate values of a set of predetermined vehicle parameters; calculate a tire pressure parameter as a predetermined function of the values of the set of predetermined vehicle parameters, wherein said predetermined function has been generated by training a machine learning system, such as, for example, a neural network or a Support Vector Machine, using values of a large number of sets of predetermined vehicle parameters and associated tire pressure parameters; and determine a tire pressure status, indicating whether or not there is tire under-inflation, by comparing said tire pressure parameter with a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Nira Dynamics AB
    Inventor: Rickard Karlsson
  • Patent number: 11498573
    Abstract: A pacification method based on emotion recognition, includes: acquiring at least one of a voice and an image of a user; determining whether the user has abnormal emotion, according to the at least one of the voice and the image of a user; and in response to the user having abnormal emotion, determining a pacification manner according to the emotion of the user, and performing emotional pacification on the user. An apparatus, a device and a storage medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING BOE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiangdong Yang
  • Patent number: 11501624
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods of providing a personal air quality monitor. The personal air quality monitor may include a housing suitable for physical association with a person; an air inlet capable of providing air flow from an environment outside the housing to a chamber within the housing; a plurality of sensor resident within the chamber, suitable for receiving the airflow and measuring air quality factors associated with the airflow; and a communication system suitable for processing the air quality factor measurements and communicating the processed air quality factor measurements to a user interface cognizable to the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: JABIL INC.
    Inventors: Edouard Semanoukian, Jason Petker
  • Patent number: 11497577
    Abstract: A surgical light is provided, the surgical light comprising a light head including at least one illuminant configured to generate an illuminated area on a surgical site, and a sensor attached to the light head, wherein the sensor is configured to identify items used in surgery, and the sensor is attached to the light head such that a detection volume of the sensor is directed to the illuminated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TRUMPF MEDIZIN SYSTEME GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Erkan Bursalioglu, Lena Diedrich, Andreas Huber, Matthias Jaeger, Verena Kettelhack, David Lance Ribble, Clementine Pirio
  • Patent number: 11501096
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure include methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable media for transmitting at least one incident radar signal, receiving at least one reflected radar signal in response to the at least one incident radar signal reflected from a person associated with the RFID tag, determining a first movement vector of the person based on the reflected radar signal, transmitting at least one incident RFID signal, receiving at least one backscattered RFID signal from the RFID tag, determining a second movement vector of the RFID tag based on at least one phase measurement of the at least one backscattered RFID signal, and determining whether the RFID tag is associated with the person based on the first movement vector and the second movement vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Steve E. Trivelpiece, Adam S. Bergman, Manuel A. Soto, Mikhail Polyakov, John Clark, John A. Allen, Michael Del Busto
  • Patent number: 11485302
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein for adjusting vehicle features based on user preferences and physical dimensions. In some embodiments, the systems and methods described herein may more particularly relate to the automated adjustment of vehicle features such as, for example, seat positioning and mirror positioning, without requiring input from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brendan Diamond, Erik J. Christen
  • Patent number: 11490223
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a communication circuit, an antenna, a wireless charging coil, a positioning sensor circuit, and a processor. The communication circuit may connect communication with a remote input device and a wearable device. The antenna may transmit/receive a signal with respect to the remote input device and the wearable device. The wireless charging coil may detect an attachment and detachment of the remote input device and transmit/receive an electromagnetic signal with respect to the remote input device. The positioning sensor circuit may measure a distance to the remote input device. The processor may determine an attachment and detachment of the remote input device, based on the electromagnetic signal, and recognizing the distance to the remote input device. The processor may provide the wearable device with a remote notification signal based on the distance to the remote input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangheon Kim, Jiwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11480044
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for mitigating collision occurrences on a drilling rig, of which an example of the method includes associating ultra wide band (UWB) tags with pieces of rig equipment and rig personnel. The tags are configured to communicate with one or more anchors. The method also includes determining interlock rules associated with each of the pieces of rig equipment, monitoring positions of the pieces of rig equipment and the rig personnel using the tags, in real-time, determining that one or more of the interlock rules are violated by a position of one or more of the pieces of rig equipment, rig personnel, or both, and, in response to determining that the one or more of the interlock rules are violated, at least partially disabling operation of one or more of the pieces of rig equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: FRANK'S INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Seth Menard, Marcus Savini, Jeremy R. Angelle, Logan Smith, Robert L. Thibodeaux, Brennan Domec
  • Patent number: 11480976
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides for centralized, scheduler-based handling for UEs which transmit data to and receive data from a maneuver coordinator based on V2X communication. Once a UE is aware of the maneuver coordinator, the UE may send a request to the maneuver coordinator for maneuver operation scheduling. The maneuver coordinator then schedules and coordinates the UE's operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hong Cheng, Shailesh Patil, Junyi Li, Richard Reid Hovey
  • Patent number: 11482089
    Abstract: An anti-tamper device combining a RFID component and an article surveillance or security component with a visual indicator. The article surveillance or security component is operatively coupled to a display so that an interruption of the RFID component is visibly indicated by the display. The visual indicator moves between a first state indicating a lack of tampering, and a second state indicating tampering without the need for a battery or external power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, LLC
    Inventor: Ian J. Forster
  • Patent number: 11474608
    Abstract: Provided is a wearable device to provide guidance to a user related to a movement trajectory path of an exercise. The wearable device includes a band, a plurality of vibration motors, at least one processing unit, and a processor. The band is configured to be disposed on a body part to be moved in the exercise. The vibration motors are connected about the band and configured to vibrate when activated. The processing unit is connected to the band and is configured to determine motion data of the motion processing unit as the body part is moved in the exercise. The processor is configured to determine three-dimensional orientation of the band in relation to the trajectory path based on the motion data of the at least one motion processing unit, and configured to activate one or more of the vibration motors to provide guidance to the user based on the trajectory path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Amna Haider
  • Patent number: 11475748
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a presence of a target such as a vehicle, an animal, a person, or another object in a monitored area without the use of sensors, are provided. Multiple RF field anomaly detection nodes may be spaced through the monitored area and connected, such as in a mesh network. The RF field anomaly detection nodes may include radio transceivers that communicate with one another and which monitor a signal strength of received signals. The nodes may compare the signal strengths to expected strength values. As a target enters a portion of the monitored area, the dielectric properties of the target cause at least one signal strength of at least one received signal to change. The RF field anomaly detection nodes may detect this change and trigger a further action or human readable alert corresponding to the presence of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: WilliamsRDM, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Stimek, Eduardo M. Hinojosa
  • Patent number: 11462103
    Abstract: A driver-assistance device includes a processor having hardware, in which the processor estimates intention related to a drive of a vehicle provided with the processor from input voice data; generates first intention information based on the estimation; transmits the first intention information to outside; and generates and outputs assistance information, which is for assisting the drive of the vehicle provided with the processor based on the first intention information estimated by the processor and second intention information which is intention related to a drive of another vehicle that receives the first intention information transmitted to the outside, the second intention information being estimated by another processor provided in the another vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazunari Nawa, Toshiyuki Hagiya
  • Patent number: 11462085
    Abstract: An antitheft system of a user terminal module and a mobile robot capable of being used as a shopping cart are disclosed. The antitheft system includes: a user terminal module generating terminal location data comprising location coordinates; a mobile robot assisting in driving through conversion of a drive mode into a preset drive mode depending upon a location of the user terminal module and a distance from the mobile robot to the user terminal module while generating and outputting robot location data comprising location data thereof in real time; and a monitoring device monitoring locations of the user terminal module and the mobile robot in real time and controlling the terminal module and the mobile robot to perform an antitheft operation depending upon a region in which the terminal module and the mobile robot are placed, thereby improving reliability by preventing theft and loss of the user terminal module and the mobile robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunryang Kim, Yoonsik Kim, Hyeri Park, Woojin Jeong
  • Patent number: 11455810
    Abstract: A disclosed system is configured to estimate an attention state of a subject within a scene. An imaging camera captures digital images of the subject and one or more light sources illuminate the subject during a period in which the digital images are captured. The system also includes a processor that processes the captured images to generate subject attention data of the subject. The processor further generates a primary visual attention ray of the subject from current subject attention data; generates a distribution of visual attention rays having an origin common to the primary visual attention ray; projects the visual attention rays onto a digital representation of the scene having a plurality of predefined regions of interest; determines an intersection of the projected visual attention rays with one or more of the regions of interest; and based on the intersection, estimates an attention state of the subject's attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SEEING MACHINES LIMITED
    Inventors: Timothy James Henry Edwards, John Noble
  • Patent number: 11446969
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes an antenna, an analog front end, a processing circuit, and memory. The analog front end includes a power circuit, a tuning circuit, a transmitter, and a receiver. The power circuit is operably coupled to convert a radio frequency (RF) signal into a power supply voltage. The tuning circuit, when enabled, adjusts an RF characteristic of the analog front end to tune power harvesting from the RF signal. The transmitter is operably coupled to transmit a response signal to the RFID reader via the antenna. The receiver is operably coupled to receive a command signal from the RFID reader, wherein the command signal is contained within a portion of the RF signal. The processing circuit is operable to interpret the command signal and generate the response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: RFMicron, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Rokhsaz, Brian David Young
  • Patent number: 11447337
    Abstract: A wireless tag reading system includes a body and three or more tag reading apparatuses arranged along a vertical direction on the body and configured to read identification information from wireless tags using a plurality of frequencies. A total number of the tag reading apparatuses is greater than or equal to a total number of the frequencies, and reading ranges of two of the wireless tag reading apparatuses that are adjacent to each other partially overlap. The wireless tag reading system further includes an information processing apparatus configured to collect the identification information read from the wireless tags by the wireless tag reading apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Yaginuma
  • Patent number: 11445929
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a health parameter in a person is disclosed. The system includes a frequency synthesizer configured to generate radio waves across a range of stepped frequencies, at least one transmit antenna configured to transmit the radio waves below the skin surface of a person, a two-dimensional array of receive antennas configured to receive radio waves, the received radio waves including a reflected portion of the transmitted radio waves, processing circuits configured to generate data that includes amplitude and phase data in response to the received radio waves, and means for determining a value that corresponds to a health parameter of the person in response to the amplitude and phase data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Movano Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Patent number: 11443599
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide a portable alert device are disclosed herein. The system may include a key component that includes a connector extending from a first side and a base component. The key component is shaped with a first indent and a second indent on opposite sides. The base component includes: a back piece shaped with a first ledge and a second ledge opposite the first ledge that extend out of an interior of the back piece; a front piece that joins with the back piece to enclose a portion of the key component so that the first ledge is positioned within the first indent and the second ledge is positioned with the second indent, the first ledge within the first indent and the second ledge within the second indent prevent the key component from entirely disengaging with the base component; a transceiver; and alert components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Birdie Love LLC
    Inventors: Alison Peters, Amy Ferber
  • Patent number: 11439567
    Abstract: A thermal display module configured to create a thermal pattern discerned by a visually impaired user to determine his or her surroundings. The thermal display module includes a plurality of thermoelectric modules, each of which are configured to cool or heat a pixel plate in close proximity to a user's skin. The cooling or heating of each of the thermoelectric modules create the thermal pattern discernable by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: THE AEROSPACE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Siegfried W. Janson