Patents Examined by Van T. Trieu
  • Patent number: 10321672
    Abstract: Wildlife deterrence methods and systems use mono-colored light within a sensitivity range of a short-wavelength-sensitive (SWS) photoreceptor of a species to be deterred, such as an avian species. The mono-colored light may be generated by one or more high brightness mono-colored light emitting diodes (LEDs) and may be within 25 nm of a peak absorption wavelength of the SWS photoreceptor of the species. The mono-colored light is directed to a deterrence area with an intensity sufficient to cause at least a temporary disruption of visual perception in the species to induce an augmented behavioral response in the species resulting in avoidance of the deterrence area. The mono-colored light may also be generated as intermittent pulses having a duration sufficient to keep a pupil of an eye of the species in a continuous unstable state to prevent light adaption by the species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LITE ENTERPRISES INC.
    Inventor: Donald Ronning
  • Patent number: 10321854
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring the location of a patient using a double-release alarm belt. The belt may include a plurality of straps configured to be releasably attached to one another and an alarm system that is triggered when at least one of the straps is disengaged from the other strap or straps. One strap may be disengaged from another strap by pulling the first strap in a first direction and another strap may be disengaged from the yet another strap by pulling in a second direction. By requiring multiple straps to be released from one another, the amount of time it takes to remove the belt can be increased, which provides medical personnel additional time to reach a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventor: Roy Seizo Carr
  • Patent number: 10325469
    Abstract: Techniques are described for tracking intruders of a monitored property by the unique identifying characteristics or “digital fingerprints” of electronic devices carried by the intruders. A system detects an alarm event at a monitored property based on output from at least one sensor located at the monitored property. In response to detecting the alarm event at the monitored property, the system initiates a process to gather electronic identifiers for mobile electronic devices located within the monitored property at a time corresponding to the detected alarm event. The system determines electronic identifiers for the mobile electronic devices located within the monitored property at a time corresponding to the detected alarm event. The system stores in electronic storage, information indicating the determined electronic identifiers for the mobile electronic devices located within the monitored property at a time corresponding to the detected alarm event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10325465
    Abstract: Visual and aural emitters and methods of providing a building security system distracting to an armed assailant are provided. More particularly, a permanent and fixed installation of stroboscopic lights and aural sirens that operate at sufficient and appropriate frequency, duration and intensity to potentially impair an armed assailant while remaining non-injurious and nonlethal. The system may deliver sufficient sensory distraction such that all occupants of the space are impaired in their ability to perform certain tasks employing vision or hearing with cognitive clarity, including targeting victims with a firearm. The system may be activated manually by authorized personnel, automatically by one or more sensor triggers, or remotely by law enforcement officials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: WACARI GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: John Svoboda, Kerry Driggers, Ronald P. Earhart
  • Patent number: 10314488
    Abstract: A measurement system may comprise a sensor wire and a transceiver unit. The sensor wire may comprise an insertable portion configured to be inserted in a blood vessel of a patient's body and two sensors disposed within the insertable portion at a distal end of the sensor wire. The sensors are configured to measure a parameter when inserted inside the patient. The transceiver unit may comprise: a housing adapted to be connected to a proximal end of the sensor wire; and a first communication module within the housing adapted to wirelessly communicate by a communication signal with an external second communication module in order to transfer information to the external second communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL COORDINATION CENTER BVBA
    Inventors: Magnus Samuelsson, Sauli Tulkki
  • Patent number: 10313732
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses related to an intelligent remote control device are described. A remote control device may control a device located at a premises via a remote computing device. Various communications may facilitate the control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. McMahon, Donald Dischner, Jamesheed R. Batmanglidj, James Capps, Joshua Seiden
  • Patent number: 10311261
    Abstract: Systems and methods to selectively attach and control antennas via diodes. In one embodiment, a system includes: a reader having a plurality of reader antennas of different polarizations to transmit radio frequency signals; and at least one radio frequency device. The radio frequency device includes: a plurality of tag antennas of different polarizations; a plurality of diodes coupled to the plurality of tag antennas respectively; a receiver coupled to the plurality of diodes to receive the radio frequency signals from the tag antennas when the diodes are forward biased; and a set of one or more current controllers coupled to the plurality of diodes. In a receiving mode the controllers selectively forward bias the diodes to receive the signals from the reader. In a transmitting mode the controllers selectively change the state of the tag antennas to transmit data via backscattering the radio frequency signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: John R. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 10302478
    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: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jesse William Bennett, Zhijun Cai, Sandeep Chennakeshu, Scott Leonard Dill, Mahendra Fuleshwar Prasad, Yu Gao
  • Patent number: 10292637
    Abstract: A cognitive ability level identification device is disclosed. The device is configured to present cognitive test to a user and to measure the user's response to the test. When the user fails the test, the device is configured to prevent the user from operating equipment and/or take any subsequent action, activity or process or to prevent the user from entering secured locations due to poor cognitive performance. A method for evaluating the user's cognitive performance is disclosed, by presenting to the user cognitive tests and comparing the user's actual performance to pre acquired cognitive performance baseline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: OTORIZE, LTD
    Inventors: Andres Kukawka, Isaac Samuel Hassan
  • Patent number: 10282968
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an intelligent monitoring method and apparatus. One specific implementation of the method comprises: determining, based on a plurality of parameter values of a warning associated parameter of a to-be-monitored apparatus within a preset period, a time dependent characteristic that parameter values of the warning associated parameter; and determining a target period, based on the parameter values of the warning associated parameter of the to-be-monitored apparatus at a current time and the time dependent characteristic of the parameter values of the warning associated parameter, and determining whether to generate a warning information based on a period interval encompassing the target period. The warning of possible faults in the operation of industrial equipment is implemented, without a manual monitoring of the operation of the industrial equipment is not required and a complete automated operation of the industrial equipment is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hu Tang, Xiaoyun Yan, Jianchao Cao, Yiming Luo, Lifei Zhang, Binghua Zhang
  • Patent number: 10272840
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a two-way communication device for vehicles to communicate with an external environment of the vehicle. The communication device comprises a first communication device and a second communication device. The first communication device is adapted to be mounted on an interior of the vehicle. The first communication device comprises at least one interior speaker, microphone and a display. The second communication device adapted to be mounted on an exterior surface of the vehicle. The second communication device comprises at least one interior audio speaker, a microphone and a camera lens. The first communication device and second communication device are communicated via a signal processing circuit. The signal processing circuit is configured to broadcast audio, and videos of the external environment via first communication device within the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Karen Schmahl, Robert L Hart
  • Patent number: 10271729
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system includes a patient data acquisition system (12) to acquire patient data via patient physiological sensors (28). A first patient monitor display (16) and first audio system (18) is disposed inside a patient room. A second patient monitor display (20) and audio system (22) is disposed outside the patient room. A control system (14) outputs acquired patient data via at least one of the first patient monitor display and the second patient monitor display and outputs a patient audio monitor signal (60) generated based at least in part on acquired patient data using at least one of the first and second audio systems (18, 22). The control system (14) provides a first audio configuration (42) for operating the first audio system (18) and a second audio configuration (44) for operating the second audio system (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Harald Greiner, Wilhelm Meier
  • Patent number: 10274898
    Abstract: The combination of a wearable device and a security assembly. The wearable device has a band configured to extend at least partially around a limb of a user to maintain the wearable device operatively supported on the user's limb. The security assembly has a flexible sensor configured to define an electrical circuit path. The flexible sensor is secured to the band in an operative state. A stabilizing assembly is configured to bear a part of the flexible sensor against the wearable device with the stabilizing assembly in an operative state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Se-Kure Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger J. Leyden, David M. Adams
  • Patent number: 10267679
    Abstract: A testing system configured to determine an analyte concentration has a user interface that includes a number of visual indicators on its exterior housing. The visual indicators convey different types of information to a user of the testing system when illuminated. Additionally, the indicators are independent of one another in that they can each be illuminated in different colors from one other and turn on and/or off independently of one another. Further, the visual indicators are illuminated using a common lighting element (e.g., a single light emitting diode (“LED”)) in combination with one or more waveguides and one or more filters located inside the testing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventor: Eugene Randal Prais
  • Patent number: 10269272
    Abstract: An input device, an optical coupler having a receiver, a processor, and one or more light emitting diodes, a light conductive material such as a bundle of optical fibers, and a connector connecting the optical coupler to the light conductive material such as a bundle of fiber optic fibers is provided. The receiver receives data from the input device that relates to lighting effects having predetermined routine or graphic patterns. The processor converts the data into instructions for the light emitting diodes to form the predetermined graphic patterns, color routines and intensities. The light emitting diodes produce light for transmission through the connector to the light conductive material such as a bundle of fiber optic fibers so that the bundle of fiber optic fibers can produce the predetermined light patterns, routines, intensities or graphic patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Harry Lee Wainwright
  • Patent number: 10259427
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring a vehicle for security. The method includes determining when a trigger event occurs to the vehicle based on a first input from a first sensor and activating a second sensor of the vehicle in response to the trigger event. An electronic processor then determines whether a person is local to the vehicle based on the second sensor, and generates a record of activity of the person based on the second sensor when the person is local to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Norbert Wolfgang Kearney
  • Patent number: 10262531
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method for controlling a traffic signal includes providing a malfunction management unit configured to generate a control signal and generating the control signal in response to a first signal from a first light source. The control signal is used to disable the first light source. In accordance with another embodiment, a traffic control system includes a malfunction management unit coupled to a first signal head. The traffic control system further includes a means to inhibit a signal that causes a first light source associated with the first signal head to flash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Eberle Design, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Richard Evans
  • Patent number: 10255408
    Abstract: An apparatus for indicating a change in operation of a medical infusion pump. The apparatus includes a memory configured to store an original pump parameter and a current pump parameter. The apparatus further includes a programmable circuit in electrical communication with the memory, the programmable circuit programmed to display the original pump parameter and the current pump parameter. A method indicates a change in operation of a medical infusion pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Blomquist
  • Patent number: 10257296
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a service providing system accumulates, as first context information linked to identification information of a first user, at least a part of first data detected by a first sensor worn on a body of the first user or provided in a held object of the first user. The service providing system provides a first service based on a first aggregate of the accumulated first context information to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Uchida, Junta Asano, Hideto Shimizu, Hidehiro Tochimoto, Hisao Kawasato
  • Patent number: 10239214
    Abstract: A safety control device for releasing an operation of a machine, in particular a robot, includes an input device for detecting a manual contact, in particular a finger contact. The safety control device has a retaining device for securing the input device to a finger, in particular a fingertip, of an operator, in particular in a frictional manner, and/or a signaling means for outputting a signal, in particular an optical, acoustic, tactile, thermal, and/or electric signal, if a contact force detected by the input device is smaller than a specified upper minimum value and/or for outputting a signal, in particular the same signal or a different signal, in particular an optical, acoustic, tactile, thermal, and/or electric signal, if a contact force detected by the input device is greater than a specified lower maximum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KUKA Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Uwe Zimmermann, Yevgen Kogan