Patents Examined by Van T. Trieu
  • Patent number: 10772572
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to an analyte monitoring device having a user interface with a display and a plurality of actuators. The display is configured to render a plurality of display screens, including a home screen and an alert screen. The home screen is divided into a plurality of simultaneously displayed panels, with a first panel displays a rate of change of continuously monitored analyte levels in interstitial fluid, a second panel simultaneously displays a current analyte level and an analyte trend indicator, and a third panel displays status information of a plurality of components of the device. When an alarm condition is detected, the display renders the alert screen in place of the home screen, the alert screen displaying information corresponding to the detected alarm condition. Furthermore, the actuators are configured to affect further output of the analyte monitoring device corresponding to the detected condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Scott Harper, Annie C. Tan, Timothy Christian Dunn, Mark Kent Sloan, Kenneth J. Doniger, Michael Love, Phillip Yee, Gary Alan Hayter, R. Curtis Jennewine, Glenn Howard Berman
  • Patent number: 10777062
    Abstract: A wearable device may monitor one or more parameters of a wearer and enter an emergency state based on the values of the monitored parameters. When in the emergency state, the wearable device may connect to a low-power wide area network and transmit an alert to a remote monitoring location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: BCE INC.
    Inventors: Tony Hui, Jagdip Grewal
  • Patent number: 10769576
    Abstract: A method for cargo load detection in a container by a computing device, the method including projecting at least one light dot within an array of light dots towards a surface of the container; capturing an image of the at least one light dot on the surface of the container; and using the captured image to determine cargo loading within the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jesse William Bennett, Zhijun Cai, Sandeep Chennakeshu, Scott Leonard Dill, Mahendra Fuleshwar Prasad, Yu Gao
  • Patent number: 10769909
    Abstract: This application describes techniques for detecting a single event based on consecutive actions. For instance, a network device may associate a first electronic device that includes a first field of view (FOV) with a second electronic device that includes a second FOV. When the network device receives data indicating that the first electronic device detected possible motion, the network device may transmit a first message to a client device. Additionally, when the network device receives data indicating that the second electronic device detected motion within a threshold period of time to the first electronic device detecting the motion, the network device may not transmit a second message. Determining not to transmit the second message may be based on characteristics of the electronic devices, such as locations of the electronic devices, fields of view of the electronic devices, or a distance between the electronic device devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Modestine, Elliott Lemberger, Ryan David Hruska, Micah Stone, Sang Min Park
  • Patent number: 10762760
    Abstract: The child car seat with the integrated overheating protection for children provides a solution for the problem of overheating children, which may occur if the child is forgotten in a car, where the sun and other external influences may cause the child to overheat. The child car seat with the integrated overheating protection for children has an integrated temperature sensor, which, at elevated temperatures inside the car, and adjustable through the temperature button, triggers an audible alarm warning, which transmits sound or recorded messages stored in the processor. A certain amount of time after the elevated temperatures have been detected by the temperature sensor, the processor opens a valve, which begins to controllably release water from the water storage container and so begins the cooling-off phase of the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ANIG D.O.O.
    Inventor: Andrej Spes
  • Patent number: 10761076
    Abstract: Moisture content information in soil at a specified site, and moisture content information at a ground surface within a given range that includes the specified site, are acquired. A point where there is a risk of natural disaster within the given range is determined and highlighted, based on the moisture content information in soil at the specified site and the moisture content information at the ground surface within the given range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Ryota Mase, Katsuhiro Ochiai
  • Patent number: 10758162
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a person may include a person-worn sensor device including at least one sensor (e.g., at least one accelerometer, magnetometer, altimeter, etc.) configured to collect sensor data and a processor to process data from the person-worn sensor device. The processor may be configured to determine or access an orientation of a physical support apparatus (e.g., bed, table, wheelchair, chair, sofa, or other structure for supporting the person), receive sensor data collected by the person-worn sensor device, calculate an orientation of the person relative to the physical support apparatus based on (a) the orientation of the physical support apparatus and (b) the sensor data collected by the person-worn sensor device, and identify, based on the determined orientation of the person relative to the physical support apparatus, a physical support apparatus exit condition indicating an occurrence or anticipated occurrence of the person exiting the physical support apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Shen, Barrett Larson, Mark Weckwerth
  • Patent number: 10755551
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic communication and control of devices associated with a premises are disclosed. The systems and methods may include receiving first status information by a device associated with a premises; determining a priority condition based at least on the first status information; transmitting the first status information including a first differentiated services code point indicative of the priority condition; and transmitting second status information including a second differentiated services code point indicative of the normal condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Ganster
  • Patent number: 10744043
    Abstract: A moisture detecting article includes a moisture detection module secured to a garment, intended to contain and hold bodily fluids excreted by an animal. The moisture detection module is connectable to a moisture sensor disposed in the garment to detect when bodily fluid is excreted. If moisture is detected, the moisture sensitive detection module enables one or more signals, alarming the animal and its caretaker. The garment includes a moisture absorbent material, detachable from the garment for disposal of the excretion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Bad Little Monster LLC
    Inventors: Debra K. Turner, Todd C. McCurry
  • Patent number: 10738508
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for protecting a portable electronic device from theft or unauthorized removal in a retail environment is provided. A shroud may at least partially enclose a portable electronic device. A dock may releasably engage the shroud such that the shroud and portable electronic device are locked to the dock when engaged with the dock. A key may engage activate a lock mechanism to release the shroud and the portable electronic device from the dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Moock, Jeffrey A. Grant, Christopher J. Fawcett, Nicholas M. Sedon, Matthew Thomas Kerley
  • Patent number: 10736573
    Abstract: A blood pressure measurement system comprises: a pressure sensor guide wire comprising a pressure sensor located in a distal region of the pressure sensor guide wire; a transceiver unit communicatively coupled to the pressure sensor guide wire, the transceiver unit comprising: a housing adapted to be used external to the human body, a sensor signal adapting circuitry configured to process a signal representing a pressure reading sensed by the pressure sensor to create a processed pressure reading, and a first Bluetooth transceiver configured to wirelessly transmit a signal representing the processed pressure reading; and a second Bluetooth transceiver configured to wirelessly receive the signal representing the processed pressure reading transmitted from the first Bluetooth transceiver, wherein the second Bluetooth transceiver is connected with a personal computer that is configured to display a value representing the processed pressure reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Magnus Samuelsson, Sauli Tulkki
  • Patent number: 10733883
    Abstract: Computer-implemented predictions of upcoming traffic control signal states or state changes can be used to improve convenience, safety, and fuel economy. Such information can be used advantageously by a human operator, or by an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle control system. User (for example, driver) requests for a signal change may be implemented in traffic control systems, with all due care. User requests are validated and compared to traffic signal state change predictions. Only when appropriate conditions are met, the user request is used to generate a “synthetic call” to the applicable traffic signal controller (TSC). The new synthetic call substitutes for the usual call signal which arises from a fixed physical hardware detection system such as an inductive loop in the pavement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Bauer, Jingtao Ma, Jack A. Pribble
  • Patent number: 10734727
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) tag includes a power harvesting circuit, an RF front-end, and a processing module. The power harvesting circuit generates power for the RFID tag from a continuous wave of an inbound radio frequency (RF) signal. The RF front-end receives the inbound RF signal and transmits an outbound RF signal. The RF front-end includes a tuning circuit that is tuned based on a capacitance setting. The tuning of the tuning circuit effects a characteristic of the RF front-end. The processing module generate the capacitance setting to adjust the characteristic of the RF front-end to a desired characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: RFMicron, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Rokhsaz, Brian David Young, Marwan Hassoun
  • Patent number: 10726685
    Abstract: Field device of automation technology, comprising: a housing; arranged in or on the housing a first light emitting means, which serves as visual status display and which is arranged in such a manner that it is visible externally of the housing; arranged in the housing a second light emitting means, which is adapted to activate the first light emitting means such that the first light emitting means emits light; located in the housing a field device electronics, which is adapted to activate the second light emitting means via a signal with a predetermined frequency such that the second light emitting means emits light, such that the second light emitting means activates the first light emitting means such that the first light emitting means emits light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG
    Inventors: Harald Schäuble, Tobias Paul, Benjamin Monse, Kaj Uppenkamp
  • Patent number: 10727941
    Abstract: A method for using an airfield Light Fidelity (LiFi) system in an airfield to exchange optical wireless data communications with an aircraft. The method (i) detects aircraft exterior lights including aircraft LED lamps, via a plurality of airfield photo detectors, wherein the airfield LiFi system comprises the plurality of airfield photo detectors positioned at intervals along a runway of the airfield; (ii) in response to detecting the aircraft exterior lights, establishes a communication connection to an aircraft LiFi system comprising the aircraft LED lamps and aircraft photo detectors, by the airfield LiFi system; and (iii) exchanges the optical wireless data communications via the communication connection, by the airfield LiFi system, by: receiving communications from aircraft LED lamps, via airfield photo detectors; transmitting communications to aircraft photo detectors, via airfield LED lamps; and presenting ground station notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Sivakumar Kanagarajan
  • Patent number: 10726683
    Abstract: A method for identifying a mechanical impedance of an electromagnetic load may include generating a waveform signal for driving an electromagnetic load, the waveform signal comprising a first tone at a first driving frequency and a second tone at a second driving frequency. The method may also include during driving of the electromagnetic load by the waveform signal or a signal derived therefrom, receiving a current signal representative of a current associated with the electromagnetic load and a back electromotive force signal representative of a back electromotive force associated with the electromagnetic load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Marchais, Eric Lindemann, Carl L. Ståhl
  • Patent number: 10720064
    Abstract: Avionic display systems and methods are provided for generating avionic displays, which include symbology and other graphics pertaining to forecast overpressure events, which are forecast to occur during supersonic aircraft flight. In various embodiments, the avionic display system includes a display device on which an avionic display is produced. A controller architecture is operably coupled to the display device. Storage media contains computer-readable code or instructions that, when executed by the controller architecture, cause the avionic display system to determine whether an overpressure event is forecast to occur due to the predicted future occurrence of a sonic boom, which has a magnitude exceeding a boom tolerance threshold. When the controller architecture determines that an overpressure event is forecast to occur, the avionic display system further generates symbology on the avionic display indicative of or visually signifying the forecast overpressure event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: John G. Suddreth, Marisela Mendez Tapia, Jerry Ball, Mark Giddings
  • Patent number: 10713944
    Abstract: A method of assisting a driver of a first vehicle to find an empty parking space, the method including: receiving at the first vehicle V2V communications from at least one other vehicle within a parking area of interest for the first vehicle; analyzing the received V2V communications from the at least one other vehicle to determine potential available parking spaces in the parking area of interest; displaying on a display in the first vehicle one or more available parking spaces in the parking area of interest. The V2V communications comprise dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) technology that includes broadcasting a basic safety message (BSM) up to ten times per second, each BSM indicating a vehicle location, a vehicle heading, and a vehicle speed of the vehicle transmitting the BSM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Enrique Espinosa Cardenas, Salvador Salcedo Garcia, Oliver Rodriguez Nunez, Luis Gonzalez Argentin
  • Patent number: 10713372
    Abstract: A method of adding sensing of moisture and other characteristics into a garment such as a diaper, incontinence garment, brief, or underwear is disclosed. The primary design intent is optimal moisture detection, low per unit cost, and wide-scale data analysis of groups of patients. The embodiments place various forms of electrodes within a garment, and measuring the electrical properties of the electrodes to determine if the garment has contacted moisture. The embodiments herein could be used for sensing incontinence, sensing perspiration, and detecting failure of protective garments, among other purposes. The target moisture is urine and feces; however, other sources of body moisture can also be sensed. A specialized mesh network achieves accuracy of the information obtained, as well as redundancy and timely updating of that information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BioLink Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Ken Heyl, Roger King
  • Patent number: 10699576
    Abstract: A travel smart collision avoidance warning system is provided, comprising a plurality of mobile devices and a positioning device. Each mobile device is provided with an application program downloaded by a corresponding user. The positioning device is coupled to the application so as to store location information of the mobile devices. Each mobile device comprises a processing unit for the corresponding user to pre-set a detection range of the mobile device and an indicating unit. The processing unit is coupled to the positioning device and calculates whether the other mobile devices will be encountered in a pre-set time according to location information, detection range, and traveling speed of the mobile device. If any of the other mobile devices enter a warning range within the pre-set time, the indicating unit is triggered to provide a warning signal so as to make travel much more brilliant and safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Po-Han Shih