Patents Examined by Thomas S McCormack
  • Patent number: 10777073
    Abstract: A warning device for use with a computerised warning system, the warning device including: a securement mechanism configured for arrangement between at least one of a secured configuration wherein the securement mechanism is configured to secure the warning device to a person's body, or to an item of clothing or accessory worn or carried on the person's body, and, an unsecured configuration wherein the securement mechanism is configured to allow release of the warning device from securement to the person's body, or to the item of clothing or accessory worn or carried on the person's body; a sensor module configured for sensing when the securement mechanism has been arranged in to the unsecured configuration, and, for sensing at least one type of interaction with the warning device when the securement mechanism has been arranged in the unsecured configuration; and a communication module communicably-connected with a computer server of the computerised system and configured for communicating information to the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Defond Electech Co., Ltd., Defond Components Limited
    Inventor: Massimo Fontanili
  • Patent number: 10771869
    Abstract: A radio and advanced metering system. In an example, a multi-device module includes a host device interface configured to connect to a host device. The host device interface includes a communications interface that can send communications to and receive communications from the host device. The multi-device module includes a radio that can to connect to a wireless network and a microcontroller configurable to perform different functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Torpy, Justin Clifford Matthews, Paul Collins, Chris Calvert, Matt Karlgaard
  • Patent number: 10769871
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for determining the wiping use of a wiper blade (14) pertaining to a wiper system (10) used to wipe a window pane (12) of a motor vehicle, with a view to replacing said wiper blade once it exceeds a determined wear threshold, the wiper blade carrier (16) being movable between a position of use, called a service position, and a maintenance position, said method being characterised in that it successively comprises: a step a) of acquiring at least one data element representing the presence of the wiper blade (14) in the maintenance position; a step b) of determining the replacement of the wiper blade with a new wiper blade; and a step (c) of estimating the wiping use of the new wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Stijn Billiauws, Damien Coquet, Olivier Jomard, Eric Poton
  • Patent number: 10761124
    Abstract: An electronic device including a connector having a plurality of pins, and a detection circuit having at least one of a pull-up circuit and a pull-down circuit, and a connection circuit between a first pin and a second pin of the plurality of pins, the detection circuit is configured to select the first pin and the second pin, measure an impedance between the selected first pin and second pin by controlling a connection of the connection circuit and the at least one of the pull-up circuit and the pull-down circuit, and generate a detection signal indicating a presence or an absence of a foreign object on the connector based on the measured impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Je-kook Kim
  • Patent number: 10762770
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for detecting faults on a spur wired alarm circuit are described herein. One system includes a bipolar capacitor coupled to a last device on a spur wired alarm circuit, a voltage supply coupled to the spur wired alarm circuit, and a controller configured to operate the voltage supply such that a current flows through the spur wired alarm circuit, operate the voltage supply such that the current stops flowing through the spur wired alarm circuit for a particular amount of time, determine a voltage across the bipolar capacitor while the current has stopped flowing through the spur wired alarm circuit, and determine whether a fault has occurred on the spur wired alarm circuit based on the determined voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Barson
  • Patent number: 10753114
    Abstract: A vehicle parking assistance assembly includes a pair of clamps removably clamped to a respective one of a pair of garage door rails on either side of a garage door opening. A light emitting unit emits a beam of light across the garage door opening. A receiving unit receives the beam of light emitted by the light emitting unit. A visual unit is positioned on a back wall of a garage to be visible to a driver of a vehicle entering the garage. The visual unit emits a visual alert to stop when the visual unit receives a clear signal from the receiving unit for alerting the driver that the vehicle has fully entered the garage. The visual unit emits a visual alert to go when the visual unit receives a blocked signal from the receiving unit for alerting the driver that the vehicle has not fully entered the garage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Kevin Bobenrieth
  • Patent number: 10751141
    Abstract: A medical device tray tracking system is presented that includes a medical device tray having a plurality of medical devices thereon that are configured to be used in the performance of a medical procedure. The system also includes a tracking device that is configured to be attached to the medical device tray, the tracking device having a housing, a controller having a microprocessor and memory, a communications module having a transceiver and an antenna that facilitates wireless communication, and a power source that powers electronic components of the tracking device. The system also includes a third party intermediary that provides a user interface and a database that facilitates the transmission of status updates regarding the location of the tracking device and associated medical device tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: STOCKDALE MEDICAL, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Stockdale, Mike Higgins
  • Patent number: 10750955
    Abstract: A health & fitness tracking device may include a display that provides fitness information to a wearer of the health & fitness tracking device, at least one physiological sensor that obtains physiological data by monitoring at least one physiological condition of the wearer, at least one environmental sensor that obtains environmental data by monitoring at least one environmental condition, a data storage device that stores the physiological data, the environmental data, and medical history data relating to the wearer, a memory storing a computer program, and a processor that executes the computer program. The computer program may adjust a sensor configuration of the at least one physiological sensor based on the medical history data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Knickerbocker, Shriya Kumar
  • Patent number: 10751518
    Abstract: The present invention provides sensor systems and methods of using the same. The sensor systems include implantable sensors and readers configured to communicate with the implantable sensors. The implantable sensors are attachable to catheters and work with the readers to determine the presence of fluid flow and to calculate an absolute measure of fluid flow rate within a catheter. The sensor systems are capable of monitoring the flow of CSF fluid within shunt catheters, such as hydrocephalus shunt catheters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Cullen Loeffler, Dhruvish Shah
  • Patent number: 10753122
    Abstract: A locking system and a method for locking a container having an actuator for actuating a locking bolt, a container locking controller for controlling the actuator, a container communications device associated with the container locking controller for receiving a locking code, and a container code acquisition device for acquiring a locking code, wherein the container locking controller performs a comparison of received and acquired locking codes and in the event of a correct, matching locking code actuates the actuator, and wherein a central controller generates the locking code and transmits it to the container communications device through a dial-up communications network and a communications code is provided and delivered to the container locking controller by way of the container code acquisition device in such a manner that the container communications device can be activated thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: IQS Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Wegener, Stefan Heier, Peter Foltyn
  • Patent number: 10754360
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a wireless leak alarm, and wireless valve, apparatus, system, and a method thereof. The present invention may be implemented with leak detectors for any type of fluid, liquid, or gas. The present invention may be implemented with any type of sensory detector, such as, for example, a temperature, a moisture, a Carbon Monoxide, a Carbon Dioxide detector. The present invention allows the use of a Wireless, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi leak detector and monitor. More specifically, aspects of the present invention relate to a system, methods, and apparatus for a Wireless, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi leak detector, monitor and valve controller. The present invention includes the ability to communicate via voice message, text message, email and other wireless communication methods to the property owner, manager, resident, person responsible for a dwelling, call center, or any other designated contact in the event of a fluid or water leak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Vidtek Associates Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Zokaei, Mohammad Jalilian
  • Patent number: 10748365
    Abstract: A method and system include monitoring to detect a crossing of a first geographic boundary and monitoring to detect a crossing of a second geographic boundary. When a crossing of the first geographic boundary and a crossing of the second geographic boundary are detected in succession, a first barrier system response is initiated. In some examples, when a crossing of the third geographic boundary and a crossing of the second geographic boundary are detected in succession, a second barrier system response is initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: GTO Access Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Kirkland, Mark Chiaravalloti
  • Patent number: 10744827
    Abstract: An indirect tire pressure monitoring (WSB TPMS) method includes establishing a wheel speed reference value database using a vehicle speed, and correcting the real-time wheel speed through tire wear compensation, and then based on a comparative analysis of the real-time wheel speed and the wheel speed reference value, determining the degree of tire deflection deformation and tire safety, and to give an alert message prompt based on the tire pressure abnormality information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Jianzhong Fu
  • Patent number: 10739740
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating an electrical switching device within an electrical switchgear system, by way of which existing disadvantages can be eliminated, and a secure and protected operation of the electrical switching device outside a potential hazard field can be made possible. The electrical switching device is operated by an operator by means of a mobile electrical device, which communicates wirelessly with the electrical switching device. In a first step, the operator reads a first identification means with the use of the mobile electrical device in order to unequivocally identify the electrical switching device to be operated. In a second step, a second identification means is read with the use of the mobile electrical device in order to unequivocally identify a protected operator location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventor: Thomas Rudolph
  • Patent number: 10730525
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring fatigue during operation of equipment is provided. A system includes a processor subsystem; and a memory comprising instructions, which when executed by the processor subsystem, cause the processor subsystem to: determine a number of fatigue events of that an operator experienced while operating equipment over a time period; determine a weighted alertness score based on the number of fatigue events, the weighted alertness score determined using a non-linear function; and initiate a remedial response based on the weighted alertness score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Nigel G. Smith, Todd A. Dawson, Matthew D. Fletcher, Snigdha N. Pande, Xinyu L. Wen, Silvano V. Angelone, Samuel R. Soto, Elisa B. Begner
  • Patent number: 10726727
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device includes first circuitry configured to: detect that a predetermined lane change has been made in a vehicle; acquire information indicating acceleration of the vehicle, the acceleration being an acceleration at a time when the lane change is made; judge a traveling environment of the vehicle, the traveling environment being a traveling environment when the lane change is made; decide a first risk level by comparing the information indicating the acceleration acquired by the first circuitry with one or more first threshold values; and determine a risk level of the lane change using the first risk level decided by the first circuitry and the traveling environment of the vehicle judged by the first circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kazuya Nishimura, Yoshihiro Oe, Hirofumi Kamimaru
  • Patent number: 10723182
    Abstract: A wireless vehicle data communications device is adapted for mounting on a wheel hub assembly of a vehicle and incorporates a self-generating electrical power supply. The vehicle data communications device includes a housing, a microprocessor located inside the housing, a signal transmitting device, a signal receiving device, an electric generator, and an energy storage and supply medium. The housing is adapted to rotate simultaneously with the wheel hub assembly when the vehicle is in motion. The electric generator include a plurality of wire coils and magnets. One of the wire coils and magnets is attached to an independently influenced components carrier, and the other of the wire coils and magnets is designed to rotate substantially simultaneously with the housing. The wire coils and magnets are arranged such that rotation of the housing relative to the components carrier generates a magnetic field and induces an electric current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ITIRE, LLC
    Inventors: Alan Clyde Lesesky, Samuel Duke Drinkard
  • Patent number: 10726823
    Abstract: An adaptive electropneumatic horn system include an acoustic sound wave generator including an acoustic duct chambering system. The Acoustic sound wave generator receives compressed air remotely from a compressor member to produce sound and propagate the same externally. A horn mounting system enables ready attachment and fitment of the system to a remote consumer-desired location and is adaptive to constraining geometries and locations greatly spacing the acoustic sound wave generator from the compressor member, and as a result a plurality of fitment features provided in the horn mounting system allow positioning to a user's preference, within increased safety and reliability. An adaptive mounting bracket member additionally securely receives the air compressor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: WOLO MFG. CORP.
    Inventor: Stanley Solow
  • Patent number: 10713917
    Abstract: An vehicle with abandoned occupant alert system incorporates a pad having a global positioning tracking device, a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip, a wireless transmitter, and a temperature gauge. The pad also comprises a heating and cooling mechanism which is activated in response to the interior temperature of the vehicle. The pad is configured to transmit a signal to an electronic device equipped with an application which alerts a user to the presence of an individual of sufficient weight sitting upon the pad in an unoccupied vehicle the engine of which has been shut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Audra L. Wellington, Leslie B. Hallgren
  • Patent number: 10713906
    Abstract: A portable electronic device used for monitoring and alerting about the presence of an object includes an enclosure having a portability mechanism and an electronic circuit having a motion detection sensor, a bipolar junction transistor, an alert generator, a Bluetooth® module and a power source coupled to the motion detection sensor, the bipolar junction transistor, the alert generator and the Bluetooth® module. The motion detection sensor is configured to detect movement of the object across an area in front of the sensor and generate a timed output signal. The bipolar junction transistor is communicatively coupled to the motion detection sensor and configured to activate a control signal in response to the timed output signal. The alert generator and the Bluetooth® module are communicatively coupled to the bipolar junction transistor and configured to produce an alert and a Bluetooth® signal respectively in response to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Step Safety, LLC
    Inventors: David Ervin Wills, Diana Leigh Wills, David Lee Bays, Anastasia Victoria Bays