Monitoring In Addition To Control (e.g., Supervisory) Patents (Class 340/3.1)
  • Patent number: 10560467
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a control program causing a computer to execute processing, the processing includes: displaying a first node of a first type and a second node of a second type; receiving registration of a third node representing an access destination in association with the first node; receiving registration of a fourth node representing mask processing on information in association with the second node; receiving registration of a fifth node representing an information category in association with the second node; allowing transmission of information about a cyber attack event to the third node; and providing the information about the cyber attack event after executing the mask processing associated with the fourth node on information belonging to the information category associated with the fifth node, when the information about the cyber attack event is transmitted to the third node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Yamada, Kunihiko Yoshimura, Kouta Tanabe, Toshitaka Satomi, Ryusuke Masuoka
  • Patent number: 10547363
    Abstract: A transmission control device includes a memory and a processor connected to the memory. The processor executes a process including: selecting a reference transmission point as a starting point of generating a link from among a plurality of transmission points of which each wirelessly transmits a signal; sequentially selecting the transmission points one by one for each hierarchy corresponding to a number of hops from the selected reference transmission point and retrieving ones of the transmission points for which radio quality between the ones and the selected transmission point satisfies a predetermined criterion; and generating a link between the selected transmission point and a transmission point, among the transmission points obtained as a result at the retrieving, not connected to others of the transmission points to connect the two transmission points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Daisuke Jitsukawa, Takashi Dateki
  • Patent number: 10546441
    Abstract: An apparatus, including a server computer, located remote from a premises, a computer or processor located at the premises, and a user device located at a location remote from the server computer and the premises. The server computer receives a first message and generates a second message containing information regarding an individual identified as already being present inside the premises. The second message contains information regarding whether or not the premises is occupied. If the premises is occupied, the second message contains information identifying the individual identified as being inside of, or occupying, the premises. The server computer transmits a control signal or monitoring signal to the computer or processor. The computer or processor performs the control operation or the monitoring operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Raymond Anthony Joao
  • Patent number: 10539953
    Abstract: It is possible to make data for manufacturing devices available in a standard format using an adapter that would automatically interrogate the device and use the information gained from the machine to generate a data translation file. The data translation file could subsequently be used by an agent to interpret a data stream provided by the adapter for the manufacturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: TECHSOLVE, INC.
    Inventors: Rob Longfellow, Brian Campbell
  • Patent number: 10531299
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to localizing and identifying a mobile computing device using a short-range mesh network. A user of the mobile computing device may be authenticated. When the mobile computing device connects to the mesh network, the location of the mobile computing device may be determined by determining which mesh network nodes the mobile computing device is connected to, triangulating the position of the mobile computing device based on signal direction via directional antennas arranged on the mesh network nodes, and/or measuring signal strength of the mobile computing device at the mesh network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Osborn, David Wurmfeld
  • Patent number: 10523497
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic output control hierarchy for wireless fire systems and for fire protection before and during the installation thereof are provided. Systems can include a fire system control panel, a gateway device coupled to the control panel, and a mesh network coupled to the gateway device. Responsive to the gateway device detecting a loss of communication with the control panel or a failure of the control panel, the gateway device can control activation of output devices in the mesh network. Responsive to a first device in the mesh network detecting a failure of the gateway device, the first device can control activation of the output devices in the mesh network. In some embodiments, the first device can control activation of the output devices of a second device in the mesh network, and in some embodiments, the first device can self-control activation of its own output devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Lalu Krishnan, Abhilash Damodaran, Vipindas E K, Vignesh Mohan
  • Patent number: 10513379
    Abstract: A storage container can include at least one movement sensor in or on a frame of the storage container and at least one movement sensor in or on a door of the storage container. A processor can compare outputs of the movement sensors to determine whether the door is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Knox Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: James McBride, Hans Rodrigues de Miranda, Jason Pedersen, Terry Mosier, Bryan Edward Pavlovic, Joshua Jacque Edberg
  • Patent number: 10509692
    Abstract: A system and method enables loosely-coupled lock-step computing including sensors that detect or measure a physical property and server groups. Each server group is serially linked to another server group and includes server instances operating in virtual synchrony. Virtual synchrony middleware receives outputs from multiple server instances and renders a single reply based on the outputs from the multiple server instances. The virtual synchrony middleware replicates and orders incoming requests to the server groups to ensure each of the server instances of that server group receives the same incoming requests in the same order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry Wayne Johnson, Christopher William Lewis Hobbs, Peter Shook
  • Patent number: 10508391
    Abstract: A construction machine includes a system area rotatable about an axis of rotation with respect to a machine frame. On the rotatable system area is at least one sensor, a data transmission unit with at least one transmission antenna, and a first data transmission arrangement for transmitting data from the at least one sensor to the data transmission unit. On the machine frame is a data receiving unit with at least one receiving antenna, a data evaluation system, and a second data transmission arrangement for transmitting data from the data receiving unit to the data evaluation system. The data transmission unit has at least two transmission antennas and/or the data receiving unit has at least two receiving antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Hamm AG
    Inventors: Werner Völkel, Christian Eichhorn
  • Patent number: 10511515
    Abstract: A system may include a data network switch and an avionics computing device implemented in an aircraft. The avionics computing device may be configured to execute a protocol engine and an application. The avionics computing device may be further configured to receive first protocol buffer data from a source, the first protocol buffer data being packed data readable by the source. The avionics computing device may be further configured to, based on execution of the protocol engine, decode the first protocol buffer data into first structured data. The avionics computing device may be further configured to, based on execution of the protocol engine, encode second structured data as second protocol buffer data, the second protocol buffer data being packed data readable by a destination. The avionics computing device may be further configured to output the second protocol buffer data to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua J. Ehlinger, Jeffrey R. Imig
  • Patent number: 10504231
    Abstract: Fiducial markers are printed patterns detected by algorithms in imagery from image sensors for applications such as automated processes and augmented reality graphics. The present invention sets forth extensions and improvements to detection technology to achieve improved performance, and discloses applications of fiducial markers including multi-camera systems, remote control devices, augmented reality applications for mobile devices, helmet tracking, and weather stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Millennium Three Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Fiala
  • Patent number: 10492066
    Abstract: A system and method for providing multi-factor authentication that requires a user provide credentials via an authenticating server when attempting access or to control local functions and then, based on the success with the authenticating server, provides the access or control of local functions at subsequent attempts at access or control of the local functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Tarmey, Brian Richard
  • Patent number: 10477159
    Abstract: Aspects of the application relate to protecting the privacy of a user of a dispatching service for driverless vehicles. For example, a client computing device may send a request for a vehicle, the request identifying a location of the client computing device. Location information identifying a current location of a vehicle dispatched to the location of the client computing device is received in response to the request. A camera view is displayed on a display of the client computing device, the camera view corresponding to information in a field of view of a camera of the client computing device. When current location of the vehicle is within the field of view of the camera and a threshold distance of the location of the client device, an indicator is displayed on the display at a location corresponding to the current location of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Dan Fredinburg, Brian Kemler
  • Patent number: 10469447
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to systems and methods for utilizing network access gateways to control access to devices or sub-networks. More particularly, but not exclusively, the present disclosure describes network access gateways configured to enable or disable communications circuits in a communication path or alter a network topology. In one embodiment, a network access gateway may include a first communication port, a second communication port, and a control port. Control logic may be in communication with the first communication port, the second communication port, and the control port. Further, the control logic may be configured to interrupt electrical communication between the first communication port and the second communication port based on input received from the control port in a first state, and to enable electrical communication between the first communication port and the second communication port based on input received from the control port in a second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. Carson, Thomas M. Bartman
  • Patent number: 10437203
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system includes a plurality of metrological interface devices. Each metrological interface device is in communication with a metrological sensing device configured to detect metrological data from a physical asset. The computer-implemented system also includes a portable computing device. The portable computing device is configured to a) receive a metrological data set, the metrological data set substantially representing data associated with the physical asset at a point in time, b) process the metrological data set and an asset data model into a processed metrological data set, c) upon determining, based on the processed metrological data set, a metrological variance, recalibrating the asset data model and returning to step (a), and d) upon determining no metrological variance, reporting the metrological data set and the asset data model to at least one report recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: John Brandon Laflen, Anand Uday, Piyush Modi, Joe William Bolinger, LynnAnn DeRose
  • Patent number: 10430025
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for active selection management system with suggested actions. The present invention is configured to determine one or more additional devices and/or one or more additional applications associated with the user based on at least determining that the one or more additional devices when combined with the one or more devices aids the user to accomplish the target; initiate a presentation of the one or more additional devices and/or the one or more additional applications on a user interface for display on the user device; receive a user selection of at least one of the one or more additional devices and/or one or more additional applications; and establish a communication link with the at least one of the one or more additional devices and/or the one or more additional applications selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Alicia C. Jones-McFadden, Caitlin Chrisman Bullock, Matthew Hsieh, Jaydev Ajit Kumar, Yaakov Lyubetsky, Yun Suk Paik, Heng Xu, Jimin Zheng
  • Patent number: 10431015
    Abstract: A center prescribes, to a subject vehicle through wireless communication, at least one of a type of vehicle data to be collected, a conditional expression used when collecting the vehicle data, a sampling cycle when collecting the vehicle data, and a checking cycle of the conditional expression. A center-side checking section checks, based on its own check criterion, appropriateness of at least one of the type of the vehicle data, the conditional expression, the sampling cycle, and the checking cycle. A vehicle-side checking section checks whether the resources of the subject vehicle are appropriate when the vehicle data is collected based on the prescription from the center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Uno
  • Patent number: 10421534
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tuning power transmission circuits may sweep a power frequency applied to a transmission coil across a plurality of frequencies. The transmission coil may be inductively coupled to a receiving coil and separated from the receiving coil by an air gap. A current and/or voltage at the transmission coil may be measured in response to the power frequency being at each frequency of the plurality of frequencies. A transmission frequency may be selected based at least in part on the measured current and/or the measured voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORAITON
    Inventors: Albert Keith Pant, Michael Kordik
  • Patent number: 10423137
    Abstract: Devices that transfer and communicate tap dial position changes to a remote location are bulky, cost prohibitive, and electronically noisy. A method and device for providing real-time readings of data from remote utility substation equipment, digitizing respective real-time information, and transmitting said digitized data over a utility provider's secure network to an operations control center, thus making said critical field data immediately available to a utility Operations Control Center and significantly reducing field manpower resources required to monitor critical operational data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SIM ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Vining, Samuel Lyman Siegel, Austin Green, Steven Puckett
  • Patent number: 10410177
    Abstract: The subject disclosure provides devices, systems, and methods for interacting with a home inventory system. Home inventory systems may include appliances and storages which take inventory of their contents. Home inventory systems may interact with mobile devices to alert users of necessary or desired products. Using location information, users may be alerted when their mobile device is within proximity of a necessary or desired product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Edward Causey, Brian Kevin Daly, Qingmin Hu, Karen Mullis, Jamie Toren
  • Patent number: 10408481
    Abstract: A controller is configured to exchange information with a building automation system and includes various executable programs for determining a real time operating efficiency, simulating a predicted or theoretical operating efficiency, comparing the same, and then adjusting one or more operating parameters on equipment utilized by a building's HVAC system. The controller operates to adjust an operating efficiency of the HVAC system. An adjustment module utilized by the controller may modify the HVAC equipment parameters based on the likelihood that various HVAC equipment operates in parallel and on-line near its natural operating curve. In addition, the adjustment module may include a self-learning aspect that permits the controller to more efficiently make similar, future adjustments as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Optimum Energy LLC
    Inventors: Ian Dempster, Ben Erpelding, James Hanna
  • Patent number: 10410508
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and methods for monitoring an electronic device with an alarm state and responding to an alarm state on the device based upon a location of a respondent and more specifically, the present invention includes monitoring a security or intrusion detection system and communicating via an IP network to a controller with a user defined profile of responses. The present invention also includes a method of using a security unit on an ad hoc basis, rather than requiring a built-in alarm system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: David Michael Hesford, Robert Johannes van Winkel
  • Patent number: 10411637
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for monitoring electrical patterns of a motor-driven system. The system first obtains respective measurements of relevant electrical parameters of a motor during operational stages including a start-up stage, a transition stage, a steady-state stage, idle stage, or a shutdown stage of the motor driven system driven by the motor. Based on the respective measurements, the monitoring system then determines respective electrical patterns corresponding to the operational stages. Next, the monitoring system compares the respective electrical patterns corresponding to the operational stages with respective baseline electrical patterns modeled for the operational stages to yield a comparison. Then, the monitoring system determines a status of the motor driven system based on a comparison between baseline and observed operating parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Silverback Advanced Motor Monitoring, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Wayland Vinson, Raymond M. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10409240
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method of controlling a self-service washing machine, and a terminal and a system utilizing same. The method includes: outputting position information and state information of at least one peripheral washing machine; acquiring a target washing machine selected by a user; sending a reservation request to a server, wherein the reservation request includes a target time period and an identifier of the target washing machine input by the user so as to enable the server to schedule the target washing machine to provide a washing function for the user in the target time period; and receiving and outputting a reservation result fed back by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Qingdao Haier Washing Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tao Zhang, Sheng Xu, Zhenxing Huang, Feng Shi, Chunfeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10390620
    Abstract: A system for supporting a user in a plurality of ergonomic positions that includes a first assembly and a second, separate assembly. The first assembly includes first and second components that are adjustable to support the user in first and second different postures. The second assembly includes separate first and second components that are adjustable to support the user in the first and second postures. Upon the relative position of the second assembly first and second components being changed from the first to the second position, a second assembly processor transmits a wireless signal to a receiver of the first assembly. Upon receiving the wireless signal, a first assembly processor controls an actuator to adjust the position of the first assembly first and second components from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Steelcase Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Labrosse, Scott Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10375457
    Abstract: A method, a computing system and a computer program product are provided for utilizing supplemental sensors to monitor conditions of an area employing a sensor network. One or more supplemental sensors that are external to the sensor network are detected in an area. The one or more supplemental sensors are added to the sensor network. Readings pertaining to the conditions of the area are retrieved from the detected one or more supplemental sensors and one or more first sensors included in the sensor network. The readings of the one or more supplemental sensors and the one or more first sensors are compared and a resulting condition of the area is determined based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Rahul Gupta, David B. Kumhyr, Leucir Marin Junior, Arnaud A. Mathieu, Maharaj Mukherjee, Michael P. Robertson
  • Patent number: 10366588
    Abstract: Techniques are described for moving asset location tracking and monitoring system technology. A system monitors for events related to a monitoring system that monitors a fixed property and the system detects an event related to the monitoring system based on the monitoring. The system performs an operation that leverages geographic location tracking of at least one mobile asset associated with the fixed property based on the detected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin, Daniel J. Ramos
  • Patent number: 10367997
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for taking an enriched digital photograph is described. The method includes a specially programmed physical device performing the following steps: automatically start capturing audio video data with a capture device; capturing a digital; photograph during the capture of the audio video data; and automatically stop capturing the audio video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Synamedia Limited
    Inventors: Laurent Chauvier, Olivier Paris, Nicolas Gaude
  • Patent number: 10368147
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a service availability monitor for interfacing with a monitored service, determine an availability of the monitored service, log the availability of the monitored service, generate a user notification in event of interruption, and communicate the user notification. The service availability monitor may include a primary power subsystem configured to draw power from a primary power source, and a backup power subsystem configured to draw power from the primary power subsystem and provide power to the monitor when power is unavailable through the primary power subsystem. The service availability monitor may monitor an electrical power service, an Internet service a telephone service, a television service, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Edmund O. Schweitzer, III
  • Patent number: 10353573
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus that enables, during execution of information processing, a simple and intuitive operation to suspend the information processing, and to start another information processing. An example information processing apparatus includes a game processing unit that executes game processing, a suspension processing unit that suspends the game processing being executed in the game processing unit, in response to a touch-on operation to a touch panel, and a skip processing unit that switches the game processing being executed in the game processing unit to another game processing different from the game processing being suspended by the suspension processing unit, in response to a slide operation to the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Arisa Hosaka, Mai Yamamoto, Masanao Arimoto, Satoko Okada, Etsuko Sakai
  • Patent number: 10356148
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for transmitting multimedia data in a hybrid network are provided. The apparatus includes a payload part including at least one of first data synchronized according to a time to be reproduced and second data other than the first data, a first header part including information on the payload part, a packet part for generating a packet, the packet part including a second header part including information on the packet, and a transceiver for generating and transmitting a signal including the payload part, the first header part, and the packet part to the hybrid network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Mo Park, Sung-Oh Hwang, Jae-Yeon Song
  • Patent number: 10347107
    Abstract: An apparatus including a motor vehicle; a computer processor; a computer memory; a speaker; and a switch responsive to opening of a door of the motor vehicle. The computer processor, computer memory, speaker, and switch are fixed to the motor vehicle. The computer processor executes computer software stored in the computer memory to cause the speaker to emit a sound message, indicating that a driver should not text and drive, in response to the activation of the switch upon opening of the door of the motor vehicle. Further a combination apparatus including a civilian driver's license apparatus; and a master driver's license apparatus; wherein the master's license apparatus is configured to come in close proximity to the civilian driver's license apparatus to enable the civilian driver's license apparatus to operate a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Pathfins C. Okezie
  • Patent number: 10345878
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, apparatus and methods for restarting an electronic device configured to receive power from a main power supply and an auxiliary power supply. The electronic device includes a reset circuit a reset circuit configured to provide a first signal indicative of an electronic device failure, and an isolation circuit configured to isolate the main power supply from the auxiliary power supply in response to the first signal so that power is supplied to the reset circuit by the auxiliary power supply. The reset circuit can be configured to generate a reset signal for restarting the electronic device with the power supplied by the auxiliary power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Jianing Zhou, Peng Zhu, William Robert Newberry, Shuyuan Shao
  • Patent number: 10346688
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for visualizing the congestion degree of an entire facility using a monitoring camera. The system detects a crowd from a monitoring camera video and derives the magnitude (number of people) of the crowd from the edge amount thereof, and thereby estimates a congestion state in a range of camera video. The system also calculates a human flow (amount of movement of people) on the basis of a number of passing people counter and the magnitude and movement speed of the crowd, etc., and estimates the number of people in an area other than the range of camera video on the basis of a modeled crowd behavior pattern. The model is constructed by selecting a distribution function and a parameter thereof by a statistical model selection technique such as a Bayesian Information Criteria (BIC). The congestion state is plotted on a map, allowing the congestion state of an area of interest to be grasped at once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Junichi Togashi, Atsushi Sassa, Takashi Yoshida, Yohei Akimoto, Kazunari Iwanaga, Tomomi Takada
  • Patent number: 10331943
    Abstract: An incident avoidance system includes a plurality of imaging sensors and a neural computing system. The neural network computing system is configured to receive an image feed from at least one of the plurality of imaging sensors and analyze the image feed to identify a pattern of behavior exhibited by subjects within the image feed. The neural computing system is further configured to determine whether the identified pattern of behavior matches a known type of behavior and send a command to one or more remote devices. One or both of a type of the command or the one or more remove devices are selected based on a result of the determination whether the identified pattern of behavior matches a known type of behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Niosha Kayhani, Steffen Reymann
  • Patent number: 10325155
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates generally to industrial automation systems, and, more particularly, to collecting video streams from a variety of video devices in an industrial environment, identifying and analyzing potential problems in the industrial environment using the video streams, and presenting the video streams and data associated with the potential problem to appropriate recipients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharon M. Billi, Christopher Wayne Como, Edward A. Gray, Kyle Reissner, Jonathan D. Walter, Mohit Singhai, Douglas J. Reichard, Scott N. Sandler, Ronald E. Bliss, Michael John Pantaleano, Ryan Cahalane, Jessica L. Korpela, Bruce T. McCleave
  • Patent number: 10317985
    Abstract: Examples for shutdown of computing devices (202) are described In an example, a shutdown event based on a shutdown criterion may be detected The shutdown criterion may be based on available power of an auxiliary power supply unit (304, 312) In response to detection of the shutdown event, a shutdown trigger to initiate shutdown of a computing device (202) powered by the auxiliary power supply unit (304, 312) may be generated. Further, the shutdown trigger may be provided to a remote management processor (218) of the computing device (202). The shutdown trigger may be provided based on port data (214), which indicates an outlet path from the auxiliary power supply unit (304, 312) to the at least one computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Charles W. Cochran, Patrick Schoeller
  • Patent number: 10302468
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the invention a method for calibrating a measurement device is conceived wherein: a calibration device is brought into close proximity of the measurement device such that a data communication link is established between the measurement device and the calibration device; wherein the following steps are performed while the calibration device and the measurement device are in close proximity of each other: the calibration device performs a measurement of at least one physical phenomenon; the measurement device performs a measurement of the same physical phenomenon; the result of the measurement by the measurement device is compared with the result of the measurement by the calibration device; and calibration parameters are computed based on a difference between the result of the measurement by the measurement device and the result of the measurement by the calibration device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Ewout Brandsma, Maarten Christiaan Pennings, Aly Aamer Syed, Timo van Roermund
  • Patent number: 10306705
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that facilitate connecting in a secure and efficient manner a mobile device to networked-enabled devices located in a premises. The security of the networked-enabled, connected devices in the premises may be maintained by use of a gateway device situated behind a home router. Through the home router, the gateway device maintains a persistent connection with a network component of a service provider. When an authorized application executing on a mobile device attempts to connect with the gateway device to communicate with the respective customer connected devices, the device control application is connected to a pre-established communication port to allow direct communication between the device control application and the respective customer connected device. A service provider's network component in some examples maintains the pre-established connection for the duration of the session in which the customer connected device is to be controlled via a mobile device, or longer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sankar Shanmugam, Arindam Mitra, Maheswaran Krishnan, Moorthy Sengottaiyan, Sivagnanalingam Sivaganesh
  • Patent number: 10302482
    Abstract: Systems are provided for optimizing system overhead when handling multiple input streams of sensor data is configured to identify a set of sensors that are configured to communicate sensor data to the computer system. The systems are configured to receive sensor data from each sensor within the set of sensors and to categorize the sensor data received from each sensor within the set of sensors. Additionally, the systems are configured to identify an overhead attribute associated with each sensor within the set of sensors and to adjust a state of at least one sensor within the set of sensors based upon both a category and an overhead attribute associated with each of the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hee jun Park, Travis Legg, Eric Charles Abbott
  • Patent number: 10295967
    Abstract: A monitoring system and associated methodology for response to incidents sensed by at least one sensor of an individual signal unit includes transmission to a central control facility by the individual signal unit, of at least a unique identifying code for that individual signal unit, over a communication network; the response includes a transmission of data from said central control facility to one or more recipients nominated by a registered owner of the individual signal unit wherein registration of the individual signal unit and configuration of sensing and of said response is via a web-based interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: IMPRENDITORE PTY LTD.
    Inventor: Patrick Jeremy Rice
  • Patent number: 10291666
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for prioritizing contacts based on context includes an electronic device configured to detect a meeting for a user of the electronic device, wherein the meeting is scheduled for a meeting time interval, and to determine a participant of the meeting. The electronic device is further configured to temporarily make a contact for the participant a priority contact during the meeting time interval and to enable a meeting mode on the first electronic device during the meeting time interval. An audible alert on the electronic device is enabled for the priority contact and disabled for non-priority contacts while the meeting mode is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Mayank Gupta, Amit Kumar Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10290065
    Abstract: A method for a computing device calculates savings information associated with a lighting infrastructure application framework. The method comprises receiving, at the computing device, data from a lighting infrastructure, the data including at least one of sensor data and controller information related to at least one of a sensor and a controller; calculating savings information associated with management and a use of the plurality of lighting node platform devices. One embodiment, the data includes real time energy usage data from a plurality of lighting node platform devices within the lighting infrastructure application framework. The method automatically calculates energy savings information and carbon credit information based on the calculated energy savings information. The energy and carbon credit information are associated with the management and the use of the plurality of lighting node platform devices, and transmits a request for carbon credits based on the calculated carbon credit information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Martin, Rusty Cumpston
  • Patent number: 10275828
    Abstract: Improvements in data processing to match entities allow for more accurate records to be kept, with less memory storage used and fewer processing resources to be expended when accessing records. When receiving a request for an identifier for an entity, the request is parsed to identify various demographic fields within the request. A probabilistic search is performed to compare the entity to the candidate records that are augmented with expanded demographic data, which improve the reliability in matching the requested entity to its records. As updates are made to the external resources, the requests are rerun to update the internal resource and to eliminate any new identifiers created due to non-updated data, thus reducing data storage overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: EXPERIAN HEALTH, INC
    Inventors: Sean Daniel Reisz, John Dennis, Matthew McCawley, Dimuthu A. Wijetilleke
  • Patent number: 10266056
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and a method of connecting a battery, which include a relay unit connected to a battery by a current, and allow a current with a different intensity to flow in the relay unit according to whether force applied to a circuit from the outside is detected and a size of the detected force, thereby maintaining or blocking the connection of the relay unit to the battery in consideration of the detection of the force and the degree of danger of the detected force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeon Jin Song, Yanglim Choi
  • Patent number: 10268225
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is described for providing energy system status information. A status indication device may be mounted near an entry door for determining when an individual is about to leave an area. When the status indication device determines that an individual is about to leave an area, it displays an energy status to the individual, so that the individual can decide whether to place energy-consuming devices in a conservation mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Lamb
  • Patent number: 10262520
    Abstract: Systems and methods for precise location and tracking of a bag, wallet or luggage body. The system having a bag, wallet or luggage body having an anti-lost communication device attached to the bag, wallet or luggage body, the anti-lost communication device comprising a wireless communication device; and an application on a mobile computing device in communication with the wireless communication device, wherein the application issues a reminder on the mobile computing device when it determines the wireless communication device is a predetermined distance from the mobile computing device or the wireless communication device has lost communication with the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Li Zhijian
  • Patent number: 10262169
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for reading radio frequency identification (RFID) tags in a refrigeration unit and transmitting and analyzing RFID information is provided. The method includes scanning a refrigeration unit, using an RFID reader, for one or more products, each of the one or more products being tagged with an RFID tag, collecting, using the RFID reader, information from the RFID tag for each of the one or more products, transmitting the information to one or more remote servers, analyzing the information, using the one or more remote servers, and accessing the analyzed information using one or more remote electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wasteless, LTD
    Inventors: Oded Omer, Ben Biron, Yossi Regev
  • Patent number: 10255733
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and devices are disclosed for providing an access restriction of a second person to a location associated with a first person in a managed environment in connection with a physiological state of the second person. For example, a method may include a processing system having a processor receiving a security plan for a first person that pertains to a second person. The security plan may define an access restriction of the second person to a location associated with the first person in a managed environment in connection with a physiological state of the second person. The processing system may further detect the second person in the managed environment, detect the physiological state of the second person, and control an automated barrier in the managed environment in accordance with the security plan to provide the access restriction when the physiological state of the second person is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Gregory Edwards
  • Patent number: 10254384
    Abstract: A method of operating a communications device to maintain a position fix of the communications device includes obtaining a position fix using a position determination capability of the device, such as a global positioning system capability. The method further includes emitting a first acoustic signal, and recording a baseline acoustic signature in response to the emission of the first acoustic signal. The method further includes emitting an additional acoustic signal and recording an additional acoustic signature resulting from the emission of the additional acoustic signal, comparing the baseline acoustic signature with the additional acoustic signature, and estimating, based at least in part on the comparison of the baseline and additional acoustic signatures, whether the communications device has moved between the recordings of the baseline and additional acoustic signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GreatCall, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Luscher, Joel Stair, Jasen Cotton, Gavin Sermona, Luis Sanchez, John Arrizza