Patents Examined by Toan To
  • Patent number: 11030862
    Abstract: Hardware controls associated with features of a scanner are removed, and a combined scanner and transaction terminal is provided without the hardware controls. Operations associated with the removed hardware controls are graphically depicted as selectable window options within scanner-generated windows. The scanner generated windows are provided as a projected human interface for the missing hardware controls. The projected human interface is provided with and accessible from a display that includes transaction windows produced by transaction software of the transaction terminal, such that the selectable window options are always accessible from the display during transaction processing performed by the transaction software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: John Crooks, Bayapu Reddy Vaddemanu, Chandra Mouli Ayyappa Yellapu
  • Patent number: 11031782
    Abstract: In an a power management system for managing a plurality of essential loads and a plurality of nonessential loads that can be fed electric power from an alternate power source and from a grid power source, a power distribution network transmits power from the alternate power source and the grid power source to the essential loads and to the nonessential loads. A grid power sensor senses a grid power failure. A wireless transmitter is coupled to the grid power sensor and transmits a decouple signal when the grid power sensor detects a grid power failure. A plurality couplers selectively couple the nonessential loads to the power distribution network. Each of the plurality of couplers includes a wireless receiver and a switch that responsive to the wireless receiver. The couplers also decouple at least one of the nonessential loads from the power distribution network when the decouple signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Matyac
  • Patent number: 11027651
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: a recognizer configured to recognize a surrounding environment of a vehicle; a driving controller configured to perform speed control and steering control of the vehicle based on a recognition result of the recognizer; a communication unit configured to communicate with a terminal device of a user boarding the vehicle; a vehicle exterior notification unit configured to notify information regarding vehicle identification to the vehicle exterior; and a notification controller configured to cause the communication unit to transmit information for notifying the information regarding the vehicle identification to the terminal device and to cause the vehicle exterior notification unit to notify the information regarding the vehicle identification when the driving controller causes the vehicle to travel toward a position at which the user is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamanaka, Yasushi Shoda, Junpei Noguchi, Yuki Hara, Katsuyasu Yamane, Yoshitaka Mimura, Ryoma Taguchi, Yuta Takada, Chie Sugihara, Yuki Motegi, Tsubasa Shibauchi
  • Patent number: 11031844
    Abstract: An implement coupler including an electrical generator configured to generate electric power in response to a mechanical force provided by a power takeoff of a work vehicle. The implement coupler includes a support frame and an adjustment mechanism operatively connected to the support frame, wherein the adjustment mechanism is configured to adjust the position of the support frame with respect to the work vehicle. The generator is located on the support frame and is operatively connected to the power takeoff. The implement coupler further includes a drive shaft connected to the power takeoff and to the generator, an electrical coupler electrically coupled to the generator to provide access to the generated electrical power wherein the electrical coupler includes an output configured to provide the generated electrical power, and a line coupler including a connector configured to couple to source of material and to deliver the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Christopher A. Bering
  • Patent number: 11030833
    Abstract: A system and a method of monitoring a functional status of a vehicle's electrical powering system (VEPS) makes measurements on the vehicle's electrical powering system, diagnoses problems for the VEPS, and sends a warning notification to the vehicle's owner. A retrofit device is electrically coupled to the VEPS, or a computerized battery is included in the VEPS. The retrofit device or the computerized battery periodically makes voltage readings. The retrofit device or the computerized battery stores and analyzes those voltage readings so that the retrofit device or the computerized battery predicts any malfunctions or failure that may occur for the VEPS. If the retrofit device or the computerized battery does predict a malfunction or failure in the VEPS, then the retrofit device or the computerized battery would output a warning notification either through the retrofit device or the computerized battery themselves or another external computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Kenneth Carl Steffen Winiecki
  • Patent number: 11026482
    Abstract: A process of making a customized shoe. Foot measurements are received from a user, which include the widest part as well as the longest part of a person's left and right foot. Those input builds are resized and used to make a custom fitting shoe using a 3D printer. The dimensions are used to scale a design and then print parts of a shoe such as upper, midsole, sole, and insole on a 3D printer and then assembling or printing a shoe as a whole. This includes partially printing parts of shoes such as the sole and adding an alternate material upper. This also includes printing a shoe in its entirety to the specifications or dimensions provided by the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Nicholas Joseph Unis
  • Patent number: 11029431
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and systems, including computer-implemented methods, computer program products, and computer systems, for generating Angle Domain Common Image Gathers (ADCIGs). One computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a data processing apparatus, a set of seismic data associated with a subsurface region wherein the set of seismic data includes receiver signal data at a plurality of time steps; for each time step in the plurality of time steps: calculating a receiver wavefield based on the receiver signal data at the respective time step; separating a first direction receiver wavefield and a second direction receiver wavefield of the receiver wavefield using Hilbert transformation of the receiver signal data at the respective time step; and applying an optical flow process on the first direction receiver wavefield to calculate wavefield directions; and generating an Angle Domain Common Image Gather (ADCIG) based on the wavefield directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Dongliang Zhang, Tong Wang Fei, Yi Luo
  • Patent number: 11029248
    Abstract: In some examples, an optical density of a contaminant in a fluid sample is computed. An optical density of a target fluid in the fluid sample is computed using optical densities of the fluid sample at a plurality of wavelengths. Based on the computed optical density of the contaminant and the computed optical density of the target fluid, a level of contamination by the contaminant in the fluid sample is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ronald E. G. van Hal
  • Patent number: 11030865
    Abstract: A haptic device including an active element and a plurality of passive elements coupled to the active element. Each passive element has a respective response to a wave transmitted by the active element, and is configured to cause a respective haptic effect at a respective location away from the active element. In some embodiments, the respective response includes resonating when energy having a resonant frequency is received. In some embodiments, the wave transmitted by the active element is in the form of a vibration or acoustic energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Massimiliano Di Luca, Tianshu Liu, Ali Israr
  • Patent number: 11029795
    Abstract: A system and method for determining position information. The method includes selecting a column, a first row, and a second row of a capacitive sensor array. The first row and second row intersect with the column of the capacitive sensor array. The method further includes measuring a differential capacitance between the first row and the second row and utilizing the differential capacitance in determining a location of an object proximate to the capacitive sensor array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Nathan Y. Moyal, Dana Jon Olson
  • Patent number: 11029348
    Abstract: Measurement circuitry is disclosed that is configured to be coupled to a load through a transmission line. A first AC signal having a frequency ?1 is applied to the transmission line and a first input impedance of the transmission line is measured. A second AC signal having a frequency ?2 is applied to the transmission line and a second input impedance of the transmission line is measured, wherein the frequency ?2 is different than the frequency ?1. A third AC signal having a frequency ? is applied to the transmission line and a third input impedance of the transmission line is measured, wherein the frequency ? is different than the frequency ?1 and different than the frequency ?2. A resistance of the load is measured based on the measured first input impedance, the measured second input impedance, and the measured third input impedance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergey G. Muchiyev, Yaw Shing Tang, Cliff C. Zhang
  • Patent number: 11021186
    Abstract: A drill rig with a steering system may include a substructure having a wheelhouse, a drill floor arranged atop the substructure, a mast extending upwardly and above the drill floor, and a steering system arranged within the wheelhouse. The steering system may include a wheel assembly comprising an electric motor configured for driving rotational motion of a wheel, a deployment device configuring for deploying the wheel assembly to carry the drill rig, and a steering mechanism configured for selective engagement with the wheel assembly and rotating the wheel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: DRECO ENERGY SERVICES ULC
    Inventors: Van Hy Nguyen, Roman Konowalec, Donald Leonard Burlet, Kameron Wayne Konduc, Timothy H. Watson, Bogdan Bodnar
  • Patent number: 11021130
    Abstract: A curtain airbag of a vehicle is provided adjacent to the roof of the vehicle in a folded state, is configured to have a shape that unfolds downward between an inner side surface of the vehicle and an occupant when the vehicle crashes, and includes an outer panel that proceeds toward the side surface of the vehicle and an inner panel that proceeds toward the occupant upon expansion. The curtain airbag further includes a head support part configured to have a shape in which an expansion thickness, which is defined by the outer panel and the inner panel in a portion that the head of the occupant contacts due to the car crash, gradually increases toward the front of the vehicle, so as to prevent the head of the occupant from rotating while moving toward the front of the vehicle. The curtain airbag may effectively stop the head of the occupant from rotating while moving toward the front of the vehicle during a vehicle crash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Tae Ik Gwon, Kyu Soung Jang, Wan Dong Yoo, Yong Hyun Jung, Hugh Finn, Gary Wootton, Dae Chang Jung
  • Patent number: 11023118
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a motor configuration selection device comprising: a selection condition acquisition unit that acquires a selection condition for an encoder to be provided at a motor; and a selection making unit that makes a selection of an encoder to be provided at the motor based on the selection condition acquired by the selection condition acquisition unit and the specification of the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Suguru Takamizawa
  • Patent number: 11024135
    Abstract: A haptic button assembly may be used for detecting inputs and providing haptic outputs at an electronic device. The haptic outputs may be provided in response to detected inputs or in response to other conditions at the electronic device. The haptic button assembly may define an input surface along an exterior of the electronic device. Inputs may be provided to the input surface of the haptic button assembly. An input may include a touch input on or along the input surface and/or a force input directed substantially perpendicularly to the input surface. The haptic button assembly may provide a haptic output by moving an input member of the haptic button assembly laterally (e.g., substantially parallel to the input surface).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jared P. Ostdiek, Jesse P. Harris, Richard H. Koch
  • Patent number: 11023697
    Abstract: The present invention provides an object storing apparatus, an object access method, an object obtaining service method, and an object indication method thereof. The object storing apparatus includes a cabinet body and a cabinet door, and storing positions are disposed inside the cabinet body. The object access method includes the following steps. Whether the cabinet door is opened is determined. In response to the cabinet door being opened, whether a scanning operation for a first external object is activated is determined. The first external object being not an existing external object at a storing position. In response to the scanning operation being activated, object storing is determined. In response to the existing external object being moved, object obtaining is determined. Accordingly, an automatic and convenient storing function can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kai-Yi Chen, Pin-Yu Chou, Sheng-Chieh Tang, Che-Wei Liang, Chia-Shin Weng, Wei-Jun Wang, Wen-Yi Chiu
  • Patent number: 11025083
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an energy storage system including a power source and a power converter coupled to the power source. The power converter is configured to output power suitable for consumption in a utility grid. The energy storage system also includes an energy storage device configured to receive the power output from the power converter and a charge discharge converter coupled between the power converter and the energy storage device. The charge discharge converter is configured to control at least one of charging or discharging the energy storage device. Furthermore, the energy storage device includes a transformer coupled between the charge discharge converter and the power converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Parag Rameshchandra Dharmadhikari, Robert Roesner
  • Patent number: 11022946
    Abstract: Reducing nuisance notifications from building automation systems is described herein. One device includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to receive a notification of an alarm from a building automation system, compare attributes of the alarm to attributes of alarms included in a database of suppressed alarms, refrain from transmitting a notification of the alarm to a mobile device in response to the attributes of the alarm matching attributes of any of the alarms in the database, and transmit a notification of the alarm to a mobile device in response to the attributes of the alarm not matching the attributes of any of the alarms in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Fuller, Dae-Soon Kwon, Yi-Chang Hsieh, Andie Kumiawan, Martin Lee, Paul Vanderstraeten
  • Patent number: 11022710
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying anomalies in a subterranean formation based on seismic attributes include: receiving a seismic cube and a seismic surface, wherein the seismic cube includes traces recorded at receivers deployed to collect seismic data, and the seismic surface is picked on the seismic cube; extracting seismic wavelets with a selected length from the seismic cube along an intersection with the seismic surface for each spatial coordinate associated with the seismic surface; determining a population trend of the seismic wavelets; and generating a attribute map based on comparing each of the seismic wavelets to the population trend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Sami N. Awfi
  • Patent number: 11021193
    Abstract: A side rail includes a reinforcement region having a closed-section structure by base members and reinforcement plate members having a greater plate thickness than a plate thickness of the base members. In the reinforcement region, in a state in which the reinforcement plate members are fitted in fitting portions provided at positions corresponding to respective corner portions in the base members, the base members and the reinforcement plate members are joined to each other by laser welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kitamura, Gouta Yamane