Patents Examined by Travis R Hunnings
  • Patent number: 10317885
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an industrial robot safety control system, a back-up safety circuit and a safety module. The safety module includes a first safety circuit and a second safety circuit. The first safety circuit and the second safety circuit receive a warning signal at a same time. The first safety circuit is configured to respond to the warning signal. The second safety circuit include a delay system and an event response circuit. The delay system sets a time delay when receiving the warning signal, wherein, when the delay system does not receive a first control signal indicating that the first safety circuit has responded to the warning signal during the time delay, the delay system controls the event response circuit to respond to the warning signal. The present disclosure may help avoid the problem of common mode failure of the back-up safety mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Shusheng Yang
  • Patent number: 10319211
    Abstract: Examples herein disclose an apparatus. The apparatus includes a network interface controller (NIC) port to be dedicated to a management functionality of a server. The apparatus also includes a light emitting diode (LED), coupled to the NIC port, to provide a visible indication that the NIC port is dedicated to the management functionality of the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Min-Lung Ke, Peter Liao, Chun-Hua Huang, Chih-Chieh Wang, Yi-Hsun Chen
  • Patent number: 10318139
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for external accessory knob using a motion tracking device are disclosed. A portable electronic device may include a housing including a processor coupled to a memory and a motion tracking device. The external accessory knob may be mounted to the housing and may comprise a position holding mechanism. The motion tracking device may be operable to detect perturbation in at least one feedback parameter perturbed by movement of the external accessory knob. The movement may overcome opposition by the position holding mechanism. The processor may receive and compare the perturbed feedback parameter to a motion profile defined by data stored in the memory to identify a characteristic of the movement of the external accessory knob by matching the perturbed feedback parameter with at least one portion of the stored data defining the motion profile associated with known perturbations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Namm, Goktug Duman, Jorge L. Garcia
  • Patent number: 10290198
    Abstract: A multi-sensory sensor comprises at least a first and a second sensor element, wherein the multi-sensory sensor is adapted for attachment to a movable structure in a building. The multi-sensory sensor is operatively associated with a controller that is configured to receive input from said first sensor element, wherein the input is indicative of a movement of the movable structure. The controller is further configured to receive input from the second sensor element, and indirectly identify a human behavioral action in the building based on a combination of the input from the first sensor element and the input from the second sensor element. It is further configured to determine a function to be taken based on the identified action, and cause the function to be taken to be executed. In one embodiment the first sensor is a movement sensor element for sensing a movement and the second sensor element is an audio sensor element for sensing audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Doro AB
    Inventor: David Kay
  • Patent number: 10281953
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a wearable computing device (WCD) that would selectively and automatically activate a transceiver of the WCD for data transmission based on sensor data obtained from a sensor module of the WCD. In some example, the sensor module may convert the physical movements of the WCD into sensor data. Then, a processor module of the WCD compares the sensor data to a predetermined pattern pre-stored in the memory. If the sensor data matches the predetermined pattern, the processor module activates the transceiver to receive/transmit data packets. If the sensor data does not match the predetermined pattern, the process goes back to the beginning, where the processor module monitors the movement of the WCD through the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Motiv Inc.
    Inventors: Curt C. von Badinski, Peter Miles Twiss, Daniel Jeffrey Post, Anthony Ambuehl, Michael J. Strasser, Eric Strasser
  • Patent number: 10282625
    Abstract: A maintenance system can be used with a self-driving vehicle. The maintenance system can include a vehicle management system configured to autonomously drive the vehicle to a destination chosen by a rider. The maintenance system can include a smoke detection system configured to detect smoke inside a cabin of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Wesley Edward Schwie
  • Patent number: 10282981
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for improving vehicle awareness and safety by generating and transmitting alerts in response to detecting a hazard in the environment omnidirectional to a vehicle awareness system. Omnidirectional environment data, representing kinematic information pertaining to one or more physically detectable elements omnidirectional to the primary vehicle, is acquired by one or more sensors communicatively coupled to a vehicle. The system analyzes the omnidirectional environment data to detect if one or more hazards in the omnidirectional environment data, representing a change in the kinetic behavior of the one or more physically detectable elements omnidirectional to the vehicle awareness system, has occurred. When the system detects one or more hazards in the omnidirectional environment data, the system generates and transmits an alert to vehicles, vehicle operators, mobile devices, or pedestrians at risk from the hazard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: John A. Nepomuceno, Leo Nelson Chan, Steven C. Cielocha, Roxane Lyons, Matthew S. Megyese, William J. Leise, Jennifer Criswell Kellett, Kristopher Keith Gaudin, Jennifer L. Crawford, Jeremy Myers, Edward P. Matesevac, III, Rajiv C. Shah
  • Patent number: 10278443
    Abstract: Remote monitoring of a subject wearing a sports helmet is enabled. In one aspect, an example system includes a safety helmet and a sensor integrated with the helmet for continuously gathering head acceleration force data, the head acceleration force data associated with the head movements of a subject. The system can also include a wireless transceiver coupled to the sensor for transmitting the head acceleration force data and a mobile device for receiving the head acceleration force data from the wireless transceiver. The system can further include a database engine for displaying the head acceleration force data to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 10277046
    Abstract: A wireless charging system may include a wireless power transmitting device that receives multiple wireless power receiving devices. A primary power receiving device that is used to display battery charge status information for other power receiving devices on the power transmitting device may be referred to as a hero device. The other wireless power receiving devices may be referred to as paired devices. When a paired device is added to a wireless power transmitting device where a hero device is already present, the hero device may verify that the paired device is on the same mat as the hero device. The hero device and paired device may then synchronously output a user notification. When a paired device is present on a wireless power transmitting device, the paired device may send battery charge status information to the wireless power transmitting device at predetermined intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Colosimo, Alexei E. Kosut, Mahdi Hamzeh
  • Patent number: 10275570
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer-storage medium are provided for providing closed loop alert management. An alert related to a patient is communicated to a first tier via a messaging application. The first tier comprises one or more clinicians assigned to care for the patient. Upon receiving a response from a clinician in the first tier, an indication the clinician has responded to the alert is communicated to the first tier. Upon receiving no response from a clinician in the first tier, the alert may be communicated to other devices associated with the clinicians in the first tier or to a subsequent tier comprising one or more other clinicians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Robert Norton, Christopher Dillard Cline, Steven E. Harlow, Scott Gordon Siebers, Damon Matthew Herbst
  • Patent number: 10271589
    Abstract: A smart safety garment with signal lights includes a basic garment, at least a pair of turn signal lights embedded on the external surface of the basic garment, and an electronic assembly for the control. The management and monitoring of the smart safety garment includes a control unit, the at least a pair of turn signal lights being connected or connectable to the control unit. The electronic assembly further includes a braking sensor connected or connectable to the control unit and adapted to perceive a deceleration and to generate a corresponding braking signal intended to the control unit. The control unit is configured to power up at least a pair of turn signal lights according to the braking signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Marco Dal Lago, Paolo Cunzolo, Gianluca Costante, Gian Mattia Pettinato
  • Patent number: 10276071
    Abstract: A safety lock (100) comprising a transponder (1) and a shackle (2). The transponder (1) comprises an inlay (10) including an IC (13) and antenna coupling elements (14). The inlay (10) is arranged in a base member (8). The safety lock (100) further comprises a housing (6), wherein the base member (8) comprises a reduction zone (9) the mechanical strength of which is reduced compared to portions of the base member (8) next to said reduction zone (9). The reduction zone (9) is arranged under the IC (13) and/or the antenna coupling elements (14) of the inlay (10). The force striving the shackle (2) from the locked state to the open state is arranged to being transmitted to the reduction zone (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Confidex OY
    Inventors: Matti Ritamäki, Heikki Ahokas
  • Patent number: 10275027
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a non-tactile device including a receiving device configured to receive signals corresponding to a user's EEG or movements, translate the EEG or movements into directional intentions, transmit the directional intentions to a secondary device, receive a command for one or more actions from the secondary device based on the transmitted directional intentions and output at least one control signal to the non-tactile device based on the received command for one or more actions. The non-tactile device may receive signals corresponding to a user's EEG or movements using a gestural sensor and/or an EEG sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NAQI LOGICS, LLC
    Inventor: David Lee Segal
  • Patent number: 10252665
    Abstract: A method for operating illumination of a motorized transportation vehicle wherein a light appearance is produced, which extends over at least a large portion of a width of the motorized transportation vehicle. The light appearance becomes visible at least for a transportation vehicle driver when the motorized transportation vehicle is switched on and is subsequently changed to display a driving readiness of the motorized transportation vehicle. In this way, a very pronounced, brand-individualizing visualization of the driving readiness becomes possible, which is easily perceived by the transportation vehicle driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventor: Sandra Sturmat
  • Patent number: 10255793
    Abstract: A system and method for investigating crimes occurring at locations that are communicatively connected by a central server is disclosed. The investigation is highly automated and obtains evidence using computer aided searches of historic surveillance data gathered at locations within a computer search area. The investigation also utilizes active searches of real-time surveillance data gathered at the locations in response to a be-on-the-look-out (BOLO) alert sent to the locations from the central server. Based on evidence obtained from these searches, the search area may be updated and the searches may be repeated to follow a moving crime pattern/route. In addition, the information provided from the searches may facilitate the prediction of a location that is likely to experience a crime in the future. Accordingly, the central server may transmit a high alert to the predicted location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Kurt Heier, Derek Shoaf
  • Patent number: 10255783
    Abstract: An apparatus for monitoring a motor brake is provided. The apparatus includes a monitoring portion that is configured to measure state information of the brake motor having a motor and a brake device. The monitoring portion also determines a state of the brake device based on the state information and a control signal output by a brake motor controller that operates the brake motor or adjusts a control current supplied to the brake device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, HANJINFAS
    Inventors: Min Hyeon Park, Young Gee Kim
  • Patent number: 10255810
    Abstract: A method to operate a motor vehicle is provided. The method comprises capturing an image of the road ahead of the vehicle; determining a limit point on a first side of a lane of the road in which the vehicle is travelling, at which the first side appears to substantially converge with a second side of the lane within the image; determining a limit line extending across the road from the limit point in a direction perpendicular to the first and/or second sides of the lane; determining a limit distance between the vehicle and the limit line; determining a stopping distance of the vehicle according to the current speed of the vehicle; and alerting a driver of the vehicle if the stopping distance is greater than the limit distance. A safety system for a vehicle is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: David Hearn
  • Patent number: 10252583
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a fail-safe device, a tire pressure measurement system, a vehicle, a tire, a method and a computer program for monitoring a first sensor of a tire pressure monitoring system. The fail-safe device includes a first input for a first signal from the first sensor. The first signal indicates a first physical quantity. The fail-safe device includes a second input for a second signal from a second sensor. The second signal indicates a second physical quantity. The fail-safe device further includes a control module to verify the first signal based on the second signal and a physical relation between the first and the second physical quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Michael Kandler, Thomas Lange, Jooil Park
  • Patent number: 10249167
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: collecting user data from the user, analyzing a context of an event including one or more actions from the user data; identifying subsequent actions of the event based on the context of the event, creating one or more context-personality-cognitive state (CPC) mapping, building up a knowledgebase by machine learning, and predicting a cognitive state of the user based on the knowledgebase. The method generates an alarm for a subsequent action based on the predicted first cognitive state of the user and notifying the generated alarm to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Munish Goyal, Wing L. Leung, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 10246011
    Abstract: When a microcomputer detects that a user asks a question about a way of operating an air-conditioner, the microcomputer illuminates a switch of the air-conditioner, and moves a pointer displayed in an area being illuminated in an operation direction of the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Takagi