Additional Control Patents (Class 340/10.5)
  • Patent number: 11663435
    Abstract: In an embodiment a method for dynamic power control of a power level transmitted by an antenna of a contactless reader is disclosed. The method may include supplying a power to the antenna and performing at least one power adjusting cycle for adjusting a power level during a contactless transaction with a transponder, each power adjusting cycle including modifying the power supplied to the antenna to a predetermined level of power, performing a first measuring of a loading effect on the antenna at the predetermined level of power and adjusting the power level according to the measured loading effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignees: STMicroelectronics (Rousset) SAS, STMicroeleclroncs Razvoj Polprevodnikov D.O.O.
    Inventors: Kosta Kovacic, Alexandre Tramoni
  • Patent number: 11641422
    Abstract: Aspects described herein may allow for deploying third-party callback to be performed on a mobile device. For example, the mobile device may configure a third-party callback to be performed after a triggering event is detected by a remote device. The triggering event may relate to a remote device associated with the mobile device. A determination may be made as to whether the mobile device is within a pre-determined proximity of the remote device. If the two devices are in proximity and if the mobile device receives a message that indicates the triggering event has been detected, the mobile device may perform the third-party callback. In this way, a user's need to request services conveniently and accurately is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Goodsitt, Galen Rafferty, Reza Farivar, Vincent Pham, Anh Truong, Mark Watson, Austin Walters
  • Patent number: 11641413
    Abstract: A modular wireless communications system (edge device, etc.) that includes a base unit having a base unit processor and one or more additional units that each include a processor, in which the base unit processor is configured with processor-executable software instructions to determine whether the base unit has been combined with the one or more additional units to create a combined unit and/or whether one or more of the additional units have been detached from the combined unit. The processor may automatically perform an edge reconfiguration interrogation and enumeration (ERIE) operation in response to determining that the base unit has been combined with the one or more additional units to create the combined unit or in response to determining that one or more of the additional units have been detached from the combined unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: VEEA INC.
    Inventors: Dave Doyle, Perry Wintner, Michael Liccone, Michael Mirabella, Bob Migliorino, Shaun Greaney, Theodore Lubbe, Clint Smith
  • Patent number: 11569687
    Abstract: A decoder for a wireless charging transmitter and a wireless charging transmitter using the same are provided in the present invention. In order to adapt the wide range of the received signal from the wireless charging receiver, which usually results in the error of the decode, the feedback circuit of the wireless charging transmitter is changed, so that the signal in a certain swing is amplified by an original gain, and the signal out of the certain swing is amplified by a limited gain. Therefore, the amplified signal is able to show the characteristic of the original received signal. Thus, the accuracy of decoding is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Down Xu Chuang, Chau-Chin Chuang, Tung-Tsai Liao
  • Patent number: 11553520
    Abstract: A system and method dynamically schedule wireless transmissions without collision. A master transmitter periodically transmits a time mark during a first predefined time slot of a plurality of consecutive time slots that form a transmission block. Multiple consecutive transmission blocks form a frame. An announcement transmission from a wireless transmitting device is received via at least one receiver during a second predefined time slot of the plurality of time slots. An allocator allocates, at least partly based upon the received announcement transmission, a third time slot of the plurality of time slots to the wireless transmitting device. A time slot reservation area of at least one subsequently transmitted time mark includes indication of the allocation of the third time slot to the wireless transmitting device. The wireless transmitting device receives the subsequently transmitted time mark and transmits only during the third time slot of subsequent frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: ISOLYNX, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Emrys Bennett, Mike Etienne Ciholas, Herbert Alan Hollinger, Jeremy Wayne Aldridge, Mason Thomas Blankenship, Daniel Lawrence Morris
  • Patent number: 11544485
    Abstract: A device for coding HF transponders moving along a conveyor device. The device includes a first machining station, arranged and designed to identify a respective HF transponder being guided past the first machining station, and a second machining station with an HF antenna. The HF antenna has a transmission region that is arranged and designed to simultaneously detect a plurality of the HF transponders being guided past the second machining station by the conveyor device. The second machining station is additionally designed to select a respective HF transponder detected in the transmission region of the HF antenna for transmission of data and to transmit data to the selected HF transponder, where the transmitted data is ascertained on the basis of the identification of the selected HF transponder by the first machining station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: MUEHLBAUER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Henrik Bufe, Georg Voigtlaender
  • Patent number: 11514739
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for identifying a user based on the classification of user movement data. An identity verification system receives a sequence of motion data from a mobile device operated by a target user. From the sequences of motion data, the identity verification system identifies a plurality of identity blocks representing different movements performed by the target user and encodes a set of signature sequences from each identity block into a feature vector. Each feature vector is input to a confidence model to output an identity confidence value for an identity block. An identity confidence value describes a confidence that the movement in the identity block was performed by the target user. The identity confidence value is compared to an operational security threshold and if identity confidence value is above the threshold, the target user is granted access to an operational context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: TruU, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Allen Budman, Amitabh Agrawal, Andrew Weber Spott, Michael Ross Graf
  • Patent number: 11500989
    Abstract: A method of managing priority in an electronic device, wherein the electronic device comprises a contact-less communication domain and a secure element domain, wherein the contact-less communication domain and the secure element domain are connected via a domain interface, and wherein the secure element domain comprises two or more interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Giten Kulkarni, Shameer Puthalan, Xavier Jérôme Kerdreux
  • Patent number: 11493589
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a positioning tag operation method includes the steps outlined below. The positioning tag is set in an initializing state to select an available positioning time interval within each positioning periods as a selected positioning time interval and broadcast a connection request signal therein. A time synchronization signal is received from a base station of the positioning system. The time synchronization signal includes information of an assigned positioning time interval corresponding to the positioning tag within each of the positioning periods is determined by the positioning tag, so as to set the positioning tag in a positioning state accordingly and stop receiving the time synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Lin Cheng
  • Patent number: 11463339
    Abstract: A first network device is configured to: transmit data packets and poll messages to a second network device; and receive, in response to each poll message, at least one status message from the second network device. The at least one status message indicates which of the data packets sent before that poll message have been correctly received at the second network device and/or have been lost. The first network device is configured to adapt a rate of transmitting the poll messages based on a set of parameters. Further, a second network device is configured to: receive data packets from a first network device; and transmit at least one unsolicited status message to the first network device, in case of certain conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Reuven Cohen, Ben-Shahar Belkar, Tal Mizrahi, Dima Ruinskiy
  • Patent number: 11447100
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus which controls locking and unlocking of a vehicle, the information processing apparatus comprises a controller configured to execute: in a case where there is an unlocking request from a first mobile terminal located outside the vehicle, receiving a first electronic key from the first mobile terminal to perform first authentication and unlocking the vehicle on condition that the first authentication is successful; and in a case where the first mobile terminal is located inside the vehicle, and there is an unlocking request from a second mobile terminal located outside the vehicle, receiving a second electronic key from the second mobile terminal to perform second authentication, receiving the first electronic key from the first mobile terminal located inside the vehicle to perform third authentication, and unlocking the vehicle on condition that both the second authentication and the third authentication are successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kano, Masatoshi Hayashi, Reita Kamei, Namika Hara
  • Patent number: 11410529
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for alerting users of out of range tracking devices are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: CHIPOLO, D.O.O.
    Inventors: Domen Barovi{hacek over (c)}, Klemen Bratec, Marko Engelman, Grega Podlesek, Andreas Luka de Reggi, Dejan Todorović, Jure Zdovc
  • Patent number: 11373464
    Abstract: An on-vehicle communication device capable of relaying data between a plurality of function units mounted on a vehicle includes: a log notification acquisition unit configured to receive, from an external device outside the vehicle, a log notification indicating a log target function unit which is the function unit that is a target of log collection, a start condition for log collection, and a trigger function unit which is the function unit capable of determination for the start condition; a notification unit configured to notify the trigger function unit of the start condition indicated by the log notification; and a command unit configured to give a command for log collection to the log target function unit, in response to a notification that the start condition is satisfied from the trigger function unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Akihiro Ogawa, Hirofumi Urayama, Takeshi Hagihara, Yasuhiro Yabuuchi
  • Patent number: 11368811
    Abstract: Thus there is provided an object retrieval apparatus for retrieving an object which has been lost which comprises a location module arranged to determine a location indication indicative of the location of the apparatus, a first body-coupled communication (BCC) device configured to establish a communication link with a second body-coupled communication device in a tag (3) attachable to the object, wherein the first BCC device is further configured to check the communication link at check times, the check times occurring at repeated intervals, and to generate a link status signal indicating whether the communication link is intact or not, a control module arranged to receive the link status signal, and, if the link status signal indicates a broken link, to set a flag, record the location as a loss recorded location and generate an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Vincentius Paulus Buil, Lucas Jacobus Franciscus Geurts
  • Patent number: 11346938
    Abstract: Provided are computer-implemented methods that include receiving one or more messages from a device in a transmit state, including: a first message received at a first power level, the first message including data associated with a power level at which the first message was transmitted by the device in the transmit state, and a second message received at a second power level, the second message including data associated with a power level at which the second message was transmitted by the device in the transmit state; and determining a heading toward the device in the transmit state based on the first message and the second message. In some non-limiting embodiments or aspects, the method may include outputting data associated with an indication of the heading toward the device in the transmit state. Systems and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: MSA Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Clinton Sean Fleming, Jason Paul Eaton, Alec Cantor
  • Patent number: 11330650
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless connection method and device, where the method includes: receiving, by a second device, a first Bluetooth advertising message from a first device, where the first Bluetooth advertising message includes a first channel pointer; receiving a second Bluetooth advertising message from the first device on a channel indicated by the first channel pointer, where the second Bluetooth advertising message includes a WIFI direct address of the first device; sending a first Bluetooth message to the first device, where the first Bluetooth message includes a WIFI direct address of the second device; and performing a WIFI direct connection operation according to the WIFI direct address of the first device and the WIFI direct address of the second device. The method and device provided in the embodiments of the present application can shorten the time required for WIFI direct connection and improve the direct connection efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Weiting Xiao
  • Patent number: 11314953
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to tagging of materials and objects and analysis for authentication thereof. An example method includes analyzing separately a number of locations distributed across a given surface of a solid object according to one or more analysis technologies to determine feature data for each of the locations. The feature data are indicative of a respective chemical property and/or mechanical property of the solid object at each of the locations, corresponding to a feature tag, and the feature data depend on the one or more analysis technologies. The method also includes determining a tag signature for the solid object based on the feature data determined for each of the locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Swarup Bhunia, Naren Vikram Masna, Soumyajit Mandal
  • Patent number: 11298929
    Abstract: A composite image heat transfer is disclosed for use on specific merchandising articles, sports jerseys, or other apparel for a specific sport. A scannable mark would be embedded in a heat transfer positioned on a sports jersey, such as a jersey number or a club crest. The scannable mark would be scanned by a user to provide stats, personal information, or other information about the corresponding sports team/club and/or individual athlete. The user can also register the scannable mark and follow the sports team/club and/or athlete on social media. Thus, the composite image heat transfer with embedded scannable mark would link each jersey number with information related to the corresponding player/athlete, and each club crest would be linked to information related to the corresponding club/team. This would enable a strong interaction through social media and other web tools between athletes and/or clubs and fans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services LLC
    Inventor: Paulo J. de Castro
  • Patent number: 11232658
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting if a relay is present in a PEPS system for a vehicle is disclosed which includes (a) transmitting a challenge signal including an LF telegram and CW signals from one or more antennas associated with a vehicle to a key fob, the CW signals being measured by the key fob; (b) determining if the CW signals measured by the key fob meet one or more criteria based on the predetermined differences in the magnetic field distribution between: (i) the magnetic field strength values associated with one or more antennas on the vehicle within the PEPS operating regions; and (ii) the magnetic field strength values associated with one or more antennas on the vehicle at the relay transmitter location when a relay is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Matthew Kelly
  • Patent number: 11212132
    Abstract: Provided are a method and device for providing IoT device information and an intelligent computing device. A method of providing information related to a control target device includes searching for the control target device and displaying a position of the control target device in a map of an area in which the control target device is positioned. Therefore, an intuitive interface can be provided to a user. One or more of the IoT devices, robots, and intelligent computing devices of the present disclosure may comprise artificial intelligence modules, drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs), robots, Augmented Reality (AR) devices, virtual reality, VR) devices, devices related to 5G services, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Jangkeun Jeong
  • Patent number: 11150743
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are disclosed. The electronic device includes a memory, sensors and a processor. The processor may implement the method, including detecting, by one or more sensors, first sensing information related to a user action, determining, by at least one processor, specific information corresponding to the first sensing information based on the first sensing information being a first type of sensing information, detecting, by the one or more sensors, second sensing information related to the user action, and executing a second function related to a first function, the second function corresponding to the specific information and the second sensing information, based on the second sensing information being a second type of sensing information for performing the first function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seunghwan Choi, Hyunjin Kim, Jonghyun Ryu, Jaeyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 11125852
    Abstract: A jobsite computer network has a local server connectable to a remote server via the internet, a network access transceiver connected to the local server, and a wireless device in wireless communication with the network access transceiver. The network access transceiver receives a message from the wireless device and sends a message to the local server. The local server utilizes information from the message to determine the location of the wireless device. The network access transceiver and/or the wireless device generate data which is sent to the remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Seman, Jr., Daniel J. White, Ryan H. Peloquin, Matthew J. Velderman, Randy L. Rhoades
  • Patent number: 11112814
    Abstract: The disclosure features wireless power transfer systems that include a power transmitting apparatus configured to wirelessly transmit power, a power receiving apparatus connected to an electrical load and configured to receive power from the power transmitting apparatus, and a controller connected to the power transmitting apparatus and configured to receive information about a phase difference between output voltage and current waveforms in a power source of the power transmitting apparatus, and to adjust a frequency of the transmitted power based on the measured phase difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: WiTricity Corporation
    Inventors: Andre B. Kurs, Morris P. Kesler, Noam Katz, Matthew Dillon, Herbert Toby Lou
  • Patent number: 11106965
    Abstract: Provided are a radio frequency identification tag and a method of manufacturing the same. The radio frequency identification tag includes a substrate, an antenna unit provided on the substrate and configured to transmit and receive signals, an integrated circuit unit spaced apart from the antenna unit on the substrate, and an interrupter and a delay circuit unit connected in parallel between the antenna unit and the integrated circuit unit, wherein the interrupter includes a variable portion and a fixed portion opposite the variable portion, wherein the delay circuit unit includes a capacitor and a resistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Yong Suk Yang, Sunghoon Hong, Woo Seok Yang
  • Patent number: 11101696
    Abstract: A transmitter has a transmitting resonant circuit, a transmitting circuit that supplies high-frequency power to the transmitting resonant circuit, and a demodulator. A receiver has a receiving resonant circuit; a receiving circuit that converts high-frequency power received by the resonant circuit into DC power; a load circuit that consumes the DC power; a resonance modulator that varies an input impedance, viewed toward the load circuit from the transmitting circuit, to switch whether an electromagnetic resonance condition is established; and a transmission-signal controller that converts a transmission signal into a variation pattern, representing a pattern of variation per predetermined time period of the input impedance, to control the resonance modulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Hosotani
  • Patent number: 10997483
    Abstract: Circuits and methods of operating multiple antennas using a shared controller are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes coupling, in a first configuration, a first antenna to the shared controller and decoupling a second antenna from the shared controller. The first antenna is coupled to the shared controller using a first matching circuit and a first filter. The method further includes operating a controllable activation component to define a second configuration state formed by decoupling the first antenna from the shared controller and coupling the second antenna to the shared controller. In this embodiment, the second antenna is coupled to the shared controller using a second matching circuit and a second filter. At least one capacitor of the first matching circuit is used in the second filter and at least one capacitor of the second matching circuit is used in the first filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Pierre Rizzo
  • Patent number: 10969499
    Abstract: A device, system, and method for tracking luggage in which the transmission of wireless signals by the device is turned off and on in response to sensor data, including the detection by a barometer of a decrease in atmospheric pressure of at least 13.8 kPa; lack of reception by a GPS receiver of a GPS signal and detection by an accelerometer and magnetometer of low frequency, low amplitude vibrations; and/or reception by a Bluetooth module of GPS coordinates transmitted by another luggage tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PMF SPV LLC
    Inventor: William Naim
  • Patent number: 10964386
    Abstract: There is provided a system comprising: a storage device having a storage portion comprising a plurality of bitcells coupled to respective first signal lines and second signal lines and control logic to alter a memory state of the plurality of bitcells via the first signal lines and second signal lines; a memory controller coupled to the storage device to transmit one or more initialisation signals to the storage device; wherein the storage device is to initialise the storage portion over a clock cycle in response to the one or more initialisation signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Shidhartha Das
  • Patent number: 10938608
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus including a processing unit to perform filtering on data of a predetermined value and transmission data for every predetermined number of subcarriers, the data of the predetermined value being mapped to a subsymbol of an end portion in a time direction in a unit resource including one or more subcarriers and multiple subsymbols, the transmission data being mapped to another subsymbol in the unit resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Atsushi Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 10857882
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and method for remotely controlling and monitoring a vehicle based on the IoT. A system for remotely controlling and monitoring a vehicle based on an IoT includes a communication unit configured to receive a remote control signal and an event signal and transmit monitoring information, a gear mode sensing unit configured to sense a gear mode, a control unit configured to generate a start-up control signal for a vehicle in response to the remote control signal or the event signal, output or stop a start-up control signal in response to a gear mode, output a monitoring signal when start-up is performed, perform transmission control through the communication unit by generating the monitoring information, generate and output an associated vehicle control signal in response to an event, and a start-up device configured to be turned on in response to the start-up control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: GARIN SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yun Sub Lee
  • Patent number: 10859663
    Abstract: A system comprising: a transmitting device configured to transmit, in at least one plane, a plurality of directional signals each covering an angular sector, wherein every adjacent pair of said angular sectors overlaps partially to create a logical sector, and wherein each of said plurality of directional signals encodes at least an indication regarding each said logical sector associated therewith; and a client device comprising program instructions executable by at least one hardware processor to: cause the client device to receive at least some of said plurality of directional signals, calculate a signal strength level (RSL) value for each of said received directional signals, and determine that said client device is located within a said logical sector, when two highest said RSL values (i) are related to two said directional signals associated with said logical sector, and (ii) are within a specified value range of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: POINTME LTD.
    Inventors: Shai Homsky, Ran Soffer
  • Patent number: 10834617
    Abstract: Included are network devices, systems, methods, and computer readable medium. These may employ a microcontroller with access to computer readable memory and computer readable storage wherein the microcontroller operates at a first network component of a local area network. The microcontroller may be configured to spatially locate one or more fiducial network components of a local area network in which the microcontroller is a member. The spatial location may be determined by receiving a unique identifier for a first fiducial network component, receiving a wireless signal from the first fiducial network component, determining a physical distance between the first network component and the first fiducial network component, and updating a registry with the determined physical distance. In certain embodiments, the network component may be an RFID reader and the unique identifier may be an IP or MAC address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore R. Carraher, Bruce H. Hyre, David K. Lavin
  • Patent number: 10827854
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems, devices, and methods for displaying and securing articles of merchandise. In one example, a merchandise security system includes a plurality of security devices, wherein each of the security devices includes a sensor configured to be attached to an article of merchandise. The system also includes at least one controller configured to communicate with each of the articles of merchandise in order to obtain data from the articles of merchandise. The controller and/or each of the security devices is configured to configured to generate a security signal in response to removal of the sensor from the article of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Jonathon D. Phillips, Gary A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10664735
    Abstract: A method of reducing noise generated by pulse width modulation (PWM) signals includes generating a PWM pulse train using a first set of parameter values and modifying the PWM pulse train during a near-field communication so that the PWM pulse train is generated using a second set of parameter values. Modifying the PWM pulse train includes reducing at least one parameter value of the first set of parameter values. The method further includes resuming generation of the PWM pulse train using the first set of parameter values after the near-field communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Gwenael Maillet, Jean-Louis Labyre, Gilles Bas
  • Patent number: 10609536
    Abstract: The system for associating at least one physical medium (5) itself associated with at least one file containing at least audio data, with a base (1) for storing digital data comprises: a management and control module (6) of the device, a base (1) for storing digital data of at least one audio file, said file corresponding to a digital version of an audio file initially associated with at least one physical medium (5), means (3) for reading said audio file in digital form connected to the database (1) by a cable or wireless link (F3), a member (4) fixed to said physical medium (5) and storing information necessary for reading at least one audio file stored in digital form in said database (1) by said reading means (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: REVIVE SAS
    Inventors: Laurent Coussonnet, Emmanuel Ranc
  • Patent number: 10593136
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using accelerations derived from a motion pattern for multi-factor authentication, the method including receiving, filtering, and determining an identifying pattern from acceleration data representative of the user and using the identifying pattern for secured access authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Michael Mossoba, Abdelkader Benkreira
  • Patent number: 10584522
    Abstract: Disclosed is an arresting system for arresting a swivel motion between two swivel-mounted elements, including a brake rod connected to the first element, an arresting device on the second element with a housing, through which the brake rod extends, in which case the arresting device has a drive and at least one brake-shoe element that can be moved via the drive relative to the brake rod. The brake-shoe element is inside the housing and engageable with the brake rod upon exertion of a braking force. Included are a sensor, and an electronic device controlling braking force exerted by the brake-shoe element on the brake rod depending on the signals from the sensor. The drive is an electric motor driving in rotation an actuation element that, to produce the relative motion between the brake-shoe element and the brake rod, has an actuation cam acting on the brake-shoe element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Christian Rucha
  • Patent number: 10515566
    Abstract: A novel electronic language education system device is configured to define, instruct, analyze, and evaluate martial arts movements as characters of a particular language. In one embodiment, the novel electronic language education system includes a martial arts movement linguistic symbolization module and a martial arts movement-to-language character evaluation module that are executed on a CPU and a memory unit of the novel electronic language education system. Preferably, the system further incorporates a visual detection sensor, a gyroscopic sensor, a human limb movement sensor, and/or another sensor to enable capturing and analysis of a martial arts movement routine to create, match, and/or evaluate a digital symbolic key representing the martial arts movement routine, which is digitally paired with a character of the particular language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Jang Suk Moon
  • Patent number: 10497245
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for tracking location using a home automation system. One method includes receiving sensor data indicating presence of a wearable tracking device in a predetermined area of a property monitored by the home automation system, confirming an identity of the tracking device, and generating a notice indicating a location of the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Brandon Hatch
  • Patent number: 10497238
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating a security tag. The methods involve: establishing an electrical connection between the security tag and an external Power Removal Station (“PRS”); performing operations by the security tag to authenticate a detach command sent from the external PRS; allowing power to be supplied from the external PRS to an electro-mechanical component of the security tag when the detach command is authenticated; and actuating the electro-mechanical component so that a pin of the security tag transitions from an engaged position to an unengaged position without any human assistance or mechanical assistance by a device external to the security tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Casanova, Sergio M. Perez, John J. Clark, Randy J. Zirk
  • Patent number: 10470187
    Abstract: A distributed antenna and backhaul system provide network connectivity for a small cell deployment. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications and existing power line infrastructure. Above ground backhaul connections via power lines and line-of-sight millimeter-wave band signals as well as underground backhaul connections via buried electrical conduits can provide connectivity to the distributed base stations. An overhead millimeter-wave system can also be used to provide backhaul connectivity. Modules can be placed onto existing infrastructure, such as streetlights and utility poles, and the modules can contain base stations and antennas to transmit the millimeter-waves to and from other modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10380097
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting changes in physiological indicators in communications data of participants of a communication and tagging those changes are described. According to an embodiment, a method uses an analytics module operating on at least one processor. Data indicative of a communication between participants is received. A physiological indicator of at least one of the participants is detected by analyzing the data. A change in the physiological indicator is determined in the data. A location of the data where the change in the physiological indicator occurred in the data is tagged. The tagging includes storing a tag indicating the location of the data where the change in physiological indicator occurred in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur P. Walters
  • Patent number: 10365361
    Abstract: The inductive/capacitive coupling technology and the radio frequency identification devices (RFID) technology are applied to analyze the relative position of multiple RFID tagged objects located within a finite three-dimensional space. The RFID tags of the objects are read by an antenna at a series of resonance frequencies, with an effective reading range of the antenna changing as the resonance frequency changes. The spatial sequence of the objects is derived based on the information of multiple sets of RFID tags in multiple readings. The technology can be applied to a variety of toys and teaching tools, such as the Tower of Hanoi game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Zheng Shi, Zhengzheng Pan, Hanyin Ye
  • Patent number: 10362119
    Abstract: A system for home and automobile connectivity, including: a smart home, the smart home including a plurality of internet-of-things (IoT) devices, the IoT devices communicably coupled to a home network; an automobile module, the automobile module connected to a plurality of sensors and a plurality of wired communication paths in a vehicle, the automobile module configured to output sensor data via a plurality of wireless communication paths; and an automobile bridge, the automobile bridge including a plurality of different communication protocols for communicating with different ecosystems in the home network, and a plurality of wireless communication paths for communication with the home network and the automobile module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Mike Morales
  • Patent number: 10313447
    Abstract: A system comprises a first peer sensor tag configured to sense first sensor data using a first local sensor of the first peer sensor tag and a second peer sensor tag configured to sense second sensor data using a second local sensor of the second peer sensor tag while the second peer sensor tag is not within a communication range of the first peer sensor tag. The second peer sensor tag is configured to detect a first beacon signal of the first peer sensor tag, the first beacon signal including at least a portion of the first sensor data, the first beacon signal being transmitted according to a first network communication protocol. The second peer sensor tag is configured to obtain the at least a portion of the first sensor data from the first beacon signal. A base station is configured to detect a second beacon signal of the second peer sensor tag, the first beacon signal including the at least a portion of the first sensor data and at least a portion of the second sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Shoof Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George H. Flammer, III, Elad Gottlib
  • Patent number: 10271278
    Abstract: A wireless communication module is disclosed. The wireless communication module comprises a magnetic sensor configured to detect magnetic field data and a communication circuit. A controller is in communication with the magnetic sensor and the communication circuit. The controller is configured to monitor the magnetic field data and compare the magnetic field data to a first predetermined threshold. In response the magnetic field data exceeding the first threshold, the controller is configured to output an activation signal to the communication circuit. The communication circuit is configured to enter an active state in response to receiving the activation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Steven L. Geerlings
  • Patent number: 10181656
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an antenna unit is provided that includes an antenna and a coax connector. The coax connector includes an inner conductor configured to contact a signal conductor of a coaxial cable and a ground contact configured to contact a metal shield of the coaxial cable. The coax connector is coupled to the antenna such that RF signals on the inner conductor are coupled to the antenna and such that RF signals sensed by the antenna are coupled to the inner conductor. The antenna unit also includes a non-volatile memory coupled to the coax connector such that the non-volatile memory can send and receive signals over the inner conductor. The non-volatile memory is configured to obtain operating power from a direct current voltage provided over a coaxial cable. The non-volatile memory has an identifier stored therein for identifying the antenna unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: David Hansen
  • Patent number: 10157188
    Abstract: A clearinghouse for integrating information related to released criminal offenders. The clearinghouse includes a computer system that receives geospatial location information related to released criminal offenders from multiple disparate systems, the geospatial location information including date and time information. The computer system then converts the information to a homogenous data format. The present invention further includes a method of integrating information related to released criminal offenders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Hoyt M. Layson
  • Patent number: 10152617
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and articles of manufacture are disclosed to improve radio frequency identification (RFID) tag communication. An example disclosed apparatus includes an RFID reader monitor to activate a first RFID reader and deactivate a second RFID reader during a first tag data acquisition at a first time, and deactivate the first RFID reader and activate the second RFID reader during a second tag data acquisition at a second time, a tag logger to identify a first set of RFID tags detected by the first RFID reader at the first time, and identify a second set of RFID tags detected by the second RFID reader at the second time, and a group generator to improve RFID tag communication by identifying which one of the first RFID reader and the second RFID reader communicates with a common RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: John Belstner, Timothy Shockley
  • Patent number: 10144389
    Abstract: A response vehicle includes a transmission, a braking subsystem, and a vehicle management system coupled to at least one of the transmission and the braking subsystem. The vehicle management system includes an interlock module configured to provide a signal to switch the at least one of the transmission and the braking subsystem from a locked condition to an operational condition only in response to an authenticated user request thereby preventing undesired operation of the response vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Archer, Neil Bjornstad, Michael J. Holeton, Patrick D. Martin