Intelligence Comparison For Controlling Patents (Class 340/5.1)
  • Patent number: 11055656
    Abstract: A package container includes a body, a cover, a cover lock, a user interface, and an electronic controller. The electronic controller includes a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to store order information in the memory. The order information indicates that the package container is assigned to transport one or more items. The processor is configured to detect, at a first time, that the cover has moved from a closed state to an open state. The processor is also configured to store a trial start time that is based on the first time. The processor is configured to, based at least in part on receiving a return request via the user interface and detecting that the cover is in the closed state, store a second time as a trial end time and send a transportation request to a delivery management server to initiate transportation of the package container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOGO, LLC
    Inventors: David Brian Ruth, Yuan-Chang Lo
  • Patent number: 11011053
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remote power tool control are provided. In one example, a battery pack is coupled to a power tool device. The battery pack includes a pack transceiver and a pack electronic processor. The pack electronic processor is coupled to the pack transceiver and is configured to determine that the power tool device is remotely controllable. The pack electronic processor is further configured to receive, wirelessly via a pack transceiver of the battery pack, a remote control command from a mobile device, and to provide the remote control command to the power tool device. The system further includes a tool electronic processor of the power tool device in communication with the pack electronic processor. The tool electronic processor is configured to control the power tool device to perform an action specified by the remote control command in response to receiving the remote control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Mark Huggins, Tyler J. Rowe, Frederick W. Bryan, Mark K. Stokes
  • Patent number: 10953304
    Abstract: Systems, methods and software products optimize installation and operation of an object tracking system. Performance of the athlete tracking system is continually monitored and optimized based upon one or more of: statically positioned tags, grouping tags within two or more tag sets to assign ping rates, selecting receiver configuration and aim dynamically based upon environmental and situational conditions. Tracking tags are improved to facilitate coupling of the tag to an athlete and may be self-configurable. A trackable protection pad allows a tracking tag to be positioned substantially horizontal when the athlete is competing. A data replay tool replays location tracking information in chronological order and visually plots location of tracking tags and errors in the determined location. A tag manager automatically configures the tracking tags. A robotic vehicle automated installation of the object tracking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ISOLYNX, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas J. DeAngelis, Edward G. Evansen, Gerard M. Reilly, Brian D. Rhodes, Joseph M. Gaudreau, Kirk M. Sigel, Alexander T. Farkas
  • Patent number: 10949079
    Abstract: An electronic device having a touch screen and an operation control method thereof are provided. The electronic includes a touch screen which receives a plurality of manipulations; and a controller which determines whether a second manipulation is made on a screen displayed on the touch screen during a predetermined time period after a first manipulation is made on the screen, and controls to perform an operation corresponding to the second manipulation instead of an operation corresponding to the first manipulation to be performed, if the second manipulation is made during the predetermined time after the first manipulation is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae-kwon Kim
  • Patent number: 10909234
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for unlocking a user interface are disclosed. The method includes: selecting, when an unlocking interface is triggered, an unlocking password applicable to the interface from preset sets of passwords; and releasing a locked state of the interface when a user input password matching the unlocking password is received. Using the technical solutions of the present disclosure, the security of unlocking may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10906506
    Abstract: User data stored in memory of a shared vehicle is managed in a secure manner. In some embodiments, user data stored in the vehicle is deleted in response to receiving a communication that initiates closing of usage of the vehicle (e.g., from a client device of a user that is operating the vehicle). A new user of a vehicle is prevented from being able to read or use private data of a prior user. In some embodiments, when authorizing usage of a vehicle by a new user, the vehicle is caused to delete the prior user data. After the prior user data has been deleted, a notification is received from the vehicle confirming that the vehicle has deleted the prior user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Troia, Antonino Mondello
  • Patent number: 10904685
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for acoustic signatures in a playback system. As example implementation involves receiving from a microphone of the controller device, an audio signal played by a playback device, the audio signal indicating network information corresponding to the playback device. The example implementation further involves identifying the playback device based on the network information and responsively, modifying a user interface on the controller device based on the identification of the playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Reimann
  • Patent number: 10855772
    Abstract: A communication system comprises: a hub apparatus configured to communicate with at least one external device; a terminal configured to establish a connection with the hub apparatus to control the at least one external device; and a vehicle configured to establish a connection with the hub apparatus to control the at least one external device, determine whether there is an overlapped control target with a control target of the terminal among the at least one external device, and when it is determined that there is the overlapped control target, take priority to control the overlapped control target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Unhwan Sol
  • Patent number: 10841166
    Abstract: The invention discloses devices and methods to commission (i.e. perform joining and binding) and, as an option to personalize, a Home/Local Area Network installed in a building. Preferably, the network is a Zigbee network. The devices comprise a Smart Electric Controller (SEC) equipped with a Zigbee T/R unit and a control circuit, and a Remote Control, equipped with a Zigbee T/R unit and an input module. The joining is triggered by a first predefined event that may be a validation by a network node of a joining request initiated on power up of the SEC or on an electromagnetic signal transmitted in a pair-to-pair communication between the SEC and a network node. The binding is triggered by a second predefined event that may be a taptap or a proximity of a SEC detected by an accelerometer or a proximity sensor embedded in the RC. It may be alternatively triggered by the validation of reception an electromagnetic signal transmitted in a pair-to-pair communication between the RC and the SEC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: NETATMO
    Inventors: Marie Debard, Frédéric Potter, Romain Paoli
  • Patent number: 10805775
    Abstract: An electronic device may receive information associated with another electronic device that is proximate to the electronic device. Then, the electronic device may identify the other electronic device based on an identifier (such as a Media Access Control address) that is included in the information that is associated with the other electronic device. Moreover, the electronic device may access a pattern of activity for a region that includes the electronic device, where the pattern of activity includes events and identifiers of one or more electronic devices in the region during the events. For example, the events may include reported criminal activity. Next, the electronic device may determine an association between the other electronic device and at least one of the events based on the pattern of activity. Furthermore, the electronic device may provide a notification based on the determined association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Jon Castor, Andrew G. Stevens
  • Patent number: 10789800
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that can include a doorbell device receiving a request signal to enter a region associated with the doorbell device from a remote control device and, responsive thereto, accessing a list identifying which of a plurality of authorized users are located within the region, identifying one of the plurality of authorized users associated with the remote control device, determining whether the list indicates that the one of the plurality of authorized users is located within the region, and determining whether to transmit a disarm command signal to a control panel device or an activation signal to an access control device based on whether the list indicates that the one of the plurality of authorized users is located within the region, wherein entries on the list can correspond to historical use of the doorbell device or the control panel device to enter and exit the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Travis Read, Andrew Covi
  • Patent number: 10789793
    Abstract: A locking device includes a locking mechanism configured to lock and unlock different types of objects upon a corresponding command from a separate remote device such as a smartphone controlled by a user and running an application program. A motion sensor senses any physical motion of the locking device, and an alarm provides a visual and/or audible alarm upon sensed motion or tampering of the locking device. A location tracker (GPS) continuously senses a location of the locking device. A communication module is in two-way (cellular) signal communication with the remote device, which transmits signals to the communication module indicative of a user command to lock and unlock the locking mechanism. The communication module transmits signals to the remote device indicative of a status of various parameters of the locking device. A processor is configured for signal processing of the various signals within the locking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Terrance R. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10785599
    Abstract: Provided are exemplary embodiments including a method for creating and using a personal encounter history using a communication device. The method involves the communication device receiving the transmission of a pseudo identifier from a proximal communication device where the pseudo identifier is associated with the user of the proximal communication device. Once received, the method continues with the wireless communication device requesting and receiving the actual identification of the user of the proximal communication device that is correlated with the pseudo identifier. The communication device includes a transceiver capable of communicating wirelessly with a mobile telecommunications network, a memory device and a processor. To ensure privacy, the processor is capable of receiving a pseudo identifier from a proximate communication device and then requesting an actual identification correlated with the pseudo identifier of the proximate communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Aaron
  • Patent number: 10771909
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for acoustic signatures in a playback system. As example implementation involves receiving from a microphone of the controller device, an audio signal played by a playback device, the audio signal indicating network information corresponding to the playback device. The example implementation further involves identifying the playback device based on the network information and responsively, modifying a user interface on the controller device based on the identification of the playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Reimann
  • Patent number: 10769556
    Abstract: Described herein are frameworks and methodologies configured to enable integration of booking and access control for service providers. Embodiments of the invention have been particularly developed for allowing a user to gain access to an access controlled resource (for example a hotel room or the like) via a mobile device. This preferably occurs in the context of an arrangement where access rights are provided in real time upon completion of a booking. For example, some embodiments operate in the context of a mobile app and associated supporting infrastructure thereby to provide functionality to (i) find an available suitable resource; (ii) book that resource; (iii) provide payment; and (iv) gain access via the same mobile device. In some embodiments the technology leverages third party platforms for (i) to (iii), and provides (iv) based on output from processes at the third party platform(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Giuseppe Maria Caffo, Lawrance Crestani
  • Patent number: 10755306
    Abstract: A computer system determines a financial health rating for a user based on financial information associated with the user. The computer system detects receipt of digital content that includes an advertisement. Responsive to the detecting receipt of digital content, the computer system compares the content of the advertisement to the determined financial health rating of the user to determine whether the advertisement is appropriate for the user. Responsive to determining that the advertisement is not appropriate for the user, the computer system disallows display of the digital content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Ashley Jones
  • Patent number: 10735790
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recommending content to a user are described. A user equipment device may be equipped with a built-in or separately connected image capturing device which may be used to pinpoint the location of the remote control when it is activated, thereby defining the specific location of the remote and the user. The relative location of the user in the room where the television is located may be associated with that particular user and used to automatically log in and access their user profile. This information may be used to enhance the television experience for the user by, e.g., recommending content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: David John Wheatley
  • Patent number: 10733920
    Abstract: A camera scanner captures an image of a document stand on which an object is placed using a camera unit. The camera scanner obtains an IP address of an electronic terminal (a smartphone) and an identifier of an image from the image of a display screen of the electronic terminal placed on the document stand by detecting and decoding a QR code. The camera scanner is connected to the electronic terminal based on the IP address, transmits a data transfer request including the identifier of the image to the electronic terminal, and receives image data transferred from the electronic terminal in response to the data transfer request. Then the camera scanner projects and plays an image generated based on the data transferred from the electronic terminal on the document stand using a projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidekazu Seto
  • Patent number: 10685520
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for border control is described. The method involves interaction between a user computing device and a management server. The following actions are performed at the user computing device. A registration process is performed that involving captures user information and a stored biometric of the user from a user travel document. A first fresh user biometric is also captured at the user computing device for verification to register the user at the management server. At least one check step is then performed during passage through a border control area, this check step comprising capturing a second fresh user biometric for verification and generation of a time limited code for completing the check step. Suitable apparatus to implement this method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Brice Van De Walle De Ghelcke, Joseph Mitchell, Chris O'Mahony, Karl Monaghan
  • Patent number: 10672257
    Abstract: A method for securing fire-hazardous operations to be executed by a person in a fire-hazardous spatial work area, wherein a unique area identifier is associated with the work area and wherein the area identifier in the work area is electronically readable, includes receiving a unique identifier of the person, receiving an indication of the type of fire-hazardous operations to be executed, electronically reading the area identifier; sending a request to a database for master data on the work area, the request comprising the area identifier; receiving, in response to the sending of the request, the master data from the database, the master data including a unique spatial position of the work area; interrogating the safety devices of the work area to be deactivated for the duration of the time period; and sending a deactivation command to a fire alarm system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Thyssenkrupp AG, Thyssenkrupp Hohenlimburg GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Blischke, Markus Malms
  • Patent number: 10628881
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and machine-readable media are disclosed for handling information related to a transaction conducted with a presentation instrument at a POS device. Extended application IDs and dynamic cryptograms are used for the transaction. According to one embodiment, a method of processing a financial transaction for an account having a primary account number (PAN) can comprise detecting initiation of the transaction with the presentation instrument, and providing from the presentation instrument to the POS device a list of one or more applications IDs. Each application ID identifies an application that can be used to communicate data concerning the transaction between the presentation instrument and the POS device. The POS device selects one of the application IDs and returns it to the presentation instrument. Under the control of the selected application, the presentation instrument generates a Dynamic Transaction Cryptogram (DTC) and a dynamic PAN that are each valid for only a single transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay K. Royyuru, Robert P. Klotz, John Fullett, Nancy Loomis
  • Patent number: 10549856
    Abstract: The control device of a communication system of an aircraft having a predefined number of communication channels comprises a processing unit and one or more sets of buttons each associated with a communication channel. The number of sets of buttons is less than the predefined number of communication channels of the communication system. The device comprises a set of call buttons comprising at least one transmission button, and a display area on a display screen, this display area being associated with the set of call buttons. The processing unit is configured to display an indication in the display area associated with the set of call buttons when the communication system receives a call on a channel with which no set of buttons is associated and to select this channel for transmission following an action of a user on the transmission button of the set of call buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Florient Chouteau, Aymeric Perrin, Christine Charbonnier, Jerome Gouillou
  • Patent number: 10539931
    Abstract: To provide a time-series data analysis device which allows to compare time-series data easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Luo, Junichi Tezuka, Tadashi Okita
  • Patent number: 10484735
    Abstract: A method and system for synchronizing two or more media streams, generated by different sources. An identifier generator generates identifiers with unique sequence numbers and a unique media identifier in relation to a second media stream generated by second media server. The generated identifiers are supplied to an encoder and an identifier storage. In the identifier storage a broadcaster stores an associated URL (first media server address & content) with a particular identifier. The identifiers and the second media stream are encoded by the encoder into a carrier which is recorded or broadcasted. Play-out of the recorded or broadcasted is accomplished by feeding the encoded carrier to a decoder, which decodes the identifiers and the second media stream. The decoded identifier is received by a first device that retrieves the stored associated URL for the particular identifier and subsequently request first media server for the first media stream indicated by the associated URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
    Inventors: Dennis Erik Bouwknegt, Henk Den Bok
  • Patent number: 10474897
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to smart security inspection systems and methods. One illustrative method may comprise distributing, by the system, a security inspection tray to a person to be inspected through an unpacking station and associating/binding information regarding the person to be inspected to a baggage identifier, and identifying the baggage identifier, obtaining the information of the person to be inspected according to the baggage identifier, obtaining pre-stored risk information according to the information of the person to be inspected, performing differentiated security inspections on the person to be inspected and/or baggage according to the risk information, and associating/binding the obtained data to the information of the person to be inspected. Further implementations relate to features such as processing identity information, controlling flow in the baggage handling area(s), imaging baggage, packing the baggage, and finishing the security inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nuctech Company Limited
    Inventors: Jia Xu, Hu Tang, Qingping Huang, Ying Fan
  • Patent number: 10467065
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a context engine that can be used to identify, align, associate, validate, anticipate, and analyze new knowledge, insights and intelligence from large amounts of digital data. The essential foundation of knowledge about events is the clear and specific definition and understanding of the circumstances of those events. The present disclosure integrates modern technological capabilities including relational database structures and processing algorithms with an underlying semantic foundation to provide the opportunity for contextual understanding, analysis and insight. In various embodiments, the context engine may be based on “Five W” event circumstances, including “Who”, “Where”, “When”, “What”, and “Why” circumstances that provide a logical semantic foundation for knowledge and understanding about modeled events, enabling users to associate those circumstances with existing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Edward Penstone Ross, David Marion Giles Ross
  • Patent number: 10466801
    Abstract: A system and method for improved detection and usability of personal electronic devices for field engineers is disclosed. A personal electronic device stores a list of commands in memory. The personal electronic device presents a user interface in a relative motion input mode, wherein the user interface in the relative motion mode is divided into a plurality of user interface zones. The personal electronic device receives relative motion input, wherein the relative motion input is received through one or more relative motion sensors of the personal electronic device. The personal electronic device determines whether the received relative motion input matches input associated with a respective command in a list of reference commands. In accordance with a determination that the received relative motion input matches input is associated with a respective command in the list of reference commands, the personal electronic device executes the respective command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Chih-Sung Wu
  • Patent number: 10415270
    Abstract: A high security electromechanical lock has a lock assembly configured to extend or retract a locking member. The lock assembly includes a first microcontroller communicatively coupled to an electronic storage memory. An electronic key input assembly is electrically and mechanically coupled to the lock assembly. The electronic key input assembly includes an electronic dial ring base having a base plate and a communications hub circuit. The base plate has a side wall. The communications hub circuit has a plurality of communications ports arranged around a periphery of the base plate that are accessible through the side wall. Each of the plurality of communications ports is configured to communicate with a respective peripheral electronic device of a plurality of peripheral electronic devices. The base plate is configured to mechanically removably mount each of the plurality of peripheral electronic devices around the periphery of the side wall of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sargent & Greenleaf, Inc.
    Inventors: Tommy O. Lowe, Daniel R. Gagnon, Tarik S. Aweimrin, George M. Horne
  • Patent number: 10387975
    Abstract: Systems and methods for governing execution of a service provisioning engagement are described. In one implementation, the described methods are implemented in the systems, where the method includes determining a customized schema based on a viable systems model, where the customized schema is defined using a plurality of dimensions and a plurality of sub-dimensions, where the plurality of dimensions and the plurality of sub-dimensions is defined using a plurality of parameters. The method also includes determining a system dynamics model which defines relationship between the plurality of parameters of the customized schema. The method further includes setting targets for at least one parameter from amongst the plurality of parameters of the customized schema and simulating the at least one parameter interactively based on the system dynamics model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TATA Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Veerendra Kumar Rai, Sanjit Mehta
  • Patent number: 10354321
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and machine-readable media are disclosed for handling information related to a transaction conducted with a presentation instrument at a POS device. Extended application IDs and dynamic cryptograms are used for the transaction. According to one embodiment, a method of processing a financial transaction for an account having a primary account number (PAN) can comprise detecting initiation of the transaction with the presentation instrument, and providing from the presentation instrument to the POS device a list of one or more applications IDs. Each application ID identifies an application that can be used to communicate data concerning the transaction between the presentation instrument and the POS device. The POS device selects one of the application IDs and returns it to the presentation instrument. Under the control of the selected application, the presentation instrument generates a Dynamic Transaction Cryptogram (DTC) and a dynamic PAN that are each valid for only a single transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay K. Royyuru, Robert P. Klotz, John Fullett, Nancy Loomis
  • Patent number: 10346603
    Abstract: A method, system, token and scanning device for gesture-based security are provided. The token includes an information storage module such as an RFID system or a microchip system of a contactless smart card, and a fiducial marker of the token, such as a unique optically recognizable pattern. The token scanning device includes a detection module configured for retrieving details from the information storage module, a motion tracking module for tracking a trajectory of the fiducial marker relative to the scanning device, and an authentication module for authenticating the token if the tracked trajectory matches sufficiently to a reference trajectory associated with the token. A user can authenticate a usage of the token such as a financial transaction by gesture-based motion of the token to match the reference trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SIERRA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Markus Myers, Philippe Frederic Joel Rene Guillemette
  • Patent number: 10348819
    Abstract: A student grouping and communication system includes student devices coupled through a network to a teacher device and each including an indicator device that can provide a indication. The teacher device displays a graphical user interface that includes a student device indicator for each student device. The teacher device then receives a request to group the student devices and determines groups of student devices. Each of the groups of student device includes a subset of the student devices that are not included in the others of the groups of student devices. The teacher device then provides a group designation instruction to each of the student devices to cause each respective group of student devices to activate their indicator devices to provide a first group indicator that is different than other group indicators provided by the indicator devices on student devices in the others of the groups of student devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Vikram Vadiraja Chadaga
  • Patent number: 10341352
    Abstract: A gaze initiated interaction technique for facilitating interaction between wearers of head-mountable devices. Methods are shown which allow users to interact with each other following an event of interlocking gaze. Methods are also shown which allows the operator of a personal point-of-interest beacon to control and limit interaction from the public thus ensuring a greater degree of privacy. Methods are also introduced which allow a mode of interaction to be determined by a remote service after mutual authorization of each interacting user. This disclosure also introduces a system of a head-mountable device which comprises a directional beacon transceiver system using beams in the infrared light spectrum enabling the detection of a gaze interlock event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Maximilian Ralph Peter von Liechtenstein
  • Patent number: 10331972
    Abstract: A technique for making multiple still images, which are photographed by a traveling mobile body, and the traveled route of the photographing correspond to each other, is obtained. A survey data processing device includes an input unit 101, an image processing unit 102, and a synchronous processing unit 103. The input unit 101 is configured to receive image data of multiple still images, which are photographed from a mobile body flying, and receive flight data, in which a flight route of the mobile body is measured. The image processing unit 102 is configured to estimate a flight route of the mobile body based on changes in positions of feature points included in the multiple still images on a screen. The synchronous processing unit 103 is configured to specify a matching relationship between the flight route of the flight data and the estimated flight route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Daisuke Sasaki, Nobuyuki Fukaya, Hitoshi Ootani, Tetsuji Anai, Takeshi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10331401
    Abstract: A method and device for activating a preset function in a wearable electronic terminal are disclosed. The method comprises: setting a quick activation command corresponding to a preset function of the wearable electronic terminal in the electronic terminal, so that the quick activation command responds to the touching operation of predetermined type by the user on the touch screen of the electronic terminal; when the electronic terminal is in a working state, detecting a touching event received by the touch screen and confirming that a touching operation of predetermined type happened; and invoking the quick activation command corresponding to the touching operation of predetermined type so as to activate the corresponding preset function. The technical solutions of the present disclosure can quickly activate the preset function simply by touching operations of predetermined type on the touch screen of the electronic terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Peijie Zhao, Jianguo Zhang, Lin Wang
  • Patent number: 10291402
    Abstract: In a method for cryptographically processing data which are exchanged between a first unit and a control unit, a derived key is used in this process, which is derived from a secret key and an identifier. The exchanged data are encrypted using the derived key, and the exchanged data are encrypted in a tool chain, which provides the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Bjoern Kasper, Thorsten Schwepp, Andreas Soenkens
  • Patent number: 10271164
    Abstract: Provided are exemplary embodiments including a method for creating and using a personal encounter history using a communication device. The method involves the communication device receiving the transmission of a pseudo identifier from a proximal communication device where the pseudo identifier is associated with the user of the proximal communication device. Once received, the method continues with the wireless communication device requesting and receiving the actual identification of the user of the proximal communication device that is correlated with the pseudo identifier. The communication device includes a transceiver capable of communicating wirelessly with a mobile telecommunications network, a memory device and a processor. To ensure privacy, the processor is capable of receiving a pseudo identifier from a proximate communication device and then requesting an actual identification correlated with the pseudo identifier of the proximate communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Aaron
  • Patent number: 10263432
    Abstract: A method for wireless power transmission is provided. The method comprising emitting, by a first antenna element of a transmitter, a first signal comprising a plurality of wireless power waves establishing a pocket of energy. The method further comprising emitting, by a second antenna element of the transmitter, a second signal different from the first signal. The second signal provides Wi-Fi access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Leabman, Gregory Scott Brewer
  • Patent number: 10212599
    Abstract: An electronic slave device that provides one or more services to master devices, can be registered with a single true-owner device and one or more co-owner devices. The true-owner device can set independent permissions for the slave device's services as being free (all can use), restricted (only true-owner and co-owners can use), or locked (only true-owner can use), and hide locked services from non-owner devices. In one commerce mode, the slave device is sold with the true-owner device. In another commerce mode, the slave device is sold separately and the initially requesting master device can be the true-owner device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Sonal Rattnam Sarthi
  • Patent number: 10200858
    Abstract: A Distributed management system for security of remote assets which provides security for widely distributed assets while at the same time providing great flexibility for a multiplicity of authorized persons without passcodes or personal keys to access multiple assets. The system has great flexibility by separating the lock and Key function and provides complete history of Key-Lock operations of the asset in real time scenario. The system gives a comprehensive solution to the static or mobile asset located at remote location to the owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Rajaram Lalgudi Natarajan, Srikrishna Marur Varadharajan
  • Patent number: 10198604
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting unauthorized tags are provided. A tag transmission report is received from a tag reader that receives wireless transmissions from a plurality of tags. A tag ID is determined for each tag of the plurality of tags in the tag transmission report. The determined tag IDs are compared to association information indicating associations between tag IDs. A notification is generated responsive to a comparison indicating that ones of the plurality of tags are not associated with other tags of the plurality of tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Johan Wadman, Peter Ljung
  • Patent number: 10199830
    Abstract: A method for controlling energy supply to different units includes receiving, by an aggregator, the demand request signal, and performing, by the aggregator, an allocation of the requested demand modification to the units based on a negotiating process with the units for minimizing an impact of the allocation on a future operation of another utility or of other utilities. Each unit is connected to multiple utilities for receiving enemy for operating its energy systems. A demand request signal is provided by at least one operational entity and/or by at least one utility for requesting a demand modification of a utility and/or of one form of energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maja Schwarz, Anett Schuelke, Mischa Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10190903
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to digital fishing net scales to determine the weight of a catch in the fishing net and to automatically record the weight. The present invention also relates to a system and method of automatically determining and recording the weight of a catch and catch related data, and to a system and method of generating fishing hotspot information. In particular, the present invention relates to digital scales that are communicatively connected to a system comprising a data store for automatically storing the weight of each catch/fish, and optionally for automatically storing related data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Lebedev
  • Patent number: 10186100
    Abstract: A system for securely transporting medications or other items. The system includes a central computer system and a number of lockable relay boxes. Each relay box further includes a software controlled lid unlockable upon authorization from the central computer system, a memory storing a globally unique electronically readable identifier, a sensor that can detect unauthorized forced entry to the relay box, and a display. The system also includes an electronic network over which the central computer system authorizes accesses to the interiors of the relay boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Omnicell, Inc.
    Inventors: John Foot, Paul Newby, Jeff Chang
  • Patent number: 10181323
    Abstract: A first voice input is detected and a first measure of confidence associated with the first voice input is determined. A message is received comprising a second measure of confidence associated with detection of the first voice input by a network device. A determination is made whether the first measure of confidence is greater than the second measure of confidence. Based on the determination that the first measure of confidence is greater than the second measure of confidence, a second voice input is sent to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: SONOS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Beckhardt, Ted Lin
  • Patent number: 10171546
    Abstract: Provided is a content reproduction apparatus including a reproduction control unit that controls reproduction of a link-type content including a plurality of scenarios that each include content data and control information regarding reproduction of the content data, and a control information acquisition unit that acquires the control information. The reproduction control unit controls the reproduction of the link-type content by reproducing the content data in accordance with the control information including event information used to transition from a current scenario to another scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Naohisa Kitazato
  • Patent number: 10140795
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a food storage apparatus with improved security performance due to performing of a lock/unlock function from far away and a method of controlling the same. Also, provided are a food storage apparatus which allows a user far away to take appropriate measures by reporting approach of an unauthorized person, opening of a door, etc. or to check a thief or stolen food and a method of controlling the same. The food storage apparatus includes a body in which a storage space for storing food is formed, a door installed on the body to be openable, a locking unit which locks the door, a communication unit which communicates with an external terminal to receive a locking command, and a control unit which controls the locking unit to lock the door when the locking command is received from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do-Hyung Kim, Yoon Young Kim, Jung Yeob Kim, Ik Keun Kim, Chul Hee Kim, Dong Nyeol Ryu, Oun Gu Lee
  • Patent number: 10141967
    Abstract: A mobile device receives a message from a vehicle computing platform via remote process communication (RPC), updates an origin address of the message to indicate the mobile device, sends the message to a destination address of the message, receives a response message from the destination, updates a destination address of the response message to indicate the computing platform, and sends the response message to the computing platform via the RPC. A computing platform constructs a remote procedure call (RPC) message by a virtual network interface application for a request received from a vehicle application for a network protocol unsupported by a mobile device, and sends the RPC to the mobile device to cause the mobile device to update an origin address of the request to indicate the mobile device and send the request to a destination address of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pramita Mitra, Pietro Buttolo, Basavaraj Tonshal, Qianyi Wang, Gary Steven Strumolo, Kelly Lee Zechel, Brian Nash, Theodore Wingrove
  • Patent number: 10097971
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium that facilitates delivery of mobile-terminated short message service messages to a mobile station attached with a femtocell system are provided. A convergence server deployed in a core network receives a short message for short message service delivery to a mobile station attached with a femtocell system. If there is no active traffic channel with the mobile station, or if the short message is to be delivered to the mobile station via a paging channel, the femtocell system triggers an authentication process. The convergence server constructs a short message service delivery request message, transmits the short message service delivery request message to the femtocell system, and receives one of an acknowledgement and a negative acknowledgment regarding delivery of the short message to the mobile station. The convergence server thereafter notifies the message center of the acknowledgment or negative acknowledgement received thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: RED HAT, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Martin Edward Osborn
  • Patent number: 10081298
    Abstract: One variation of a method for renting a vehicle includes: receiving a signal from a fleet manager, the signal specifying a current availability of the vehicle for rent; updating a visual indicator arranged on the vehicle according to the signal, the visual indicator visually detectable from outside the vehicle; receiving identification information of a user proximal the vehicle; enabling access to the vehicle for the user in response to verification of the user as a driver of the vehicle; determining, through a sensor arranged within the vehicle, that the user is seated in a driver's seat within the vehicle; and enabling ignition of the vehicle for the user in response to determination that the user is seated in the driver's seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: John Stanfield, Clement Gires