Intelligence Comparison For Controlling Patents (Class 340/5.1)
  • Patent number: 11913251
    Abstract: A access control system includes a catch configured to be affixed to an inner portion of an enclosure, a latch configured to engage the catch when the catch is attached to the enclosure and an access door of the enclosure is in a closed position. The access control system is configured to detect, using one or more sensors, when the latch is within a predetermined proximity of the catch, and responsive to detecting that the latch is not within the predetermined proximity of the catch, determine whether an authorized credential was received via a communication interface to open the latch, and when the authorized credential was received, register an authorized opening of the latch in a memory device, and when the authorized credential was not received, register an the unauthorized opening of the latch in the memory device and enter an alert state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 303, INC.
    Inventors: Elaheh Alizadehbirjandi, Mustafa Yusufi, Michael K. Rahilly, Bob Reents, Thi Q. Ho
  • Patent number: 11907929
    Abstract: Mobile devices are each associated with a respective toll account and are also configured to periodically report their location and related information while traveling in a vehicle, which is used to determine any applicable toll fees. In order to avoid assessing the toll fee to each account, a server of a tolling service first identifies mobile devices that are traveling together based on the location information, and then determines which of the mobile devices, if any, has indicated that it is connected to the vehicle audio system. The account associated with the mobile device connected to the vehicle audio system will be assessed the full toll fee, and the accounts associated with the other mobile devices will not be charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: GEOTOLL, INC.
    Inventors: Jaime Andres Borras, Wyatt Drake Geist
  • Patent number: 11900744
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a virtual intercom. In some implementations, a request from a visitor device to communicate with an occupant of a particular unit of the facility is received. A location of the visitor device is received. Based on the received location, it is determined that the visitor device is within a predetermined bounded area. An occupant profile is identified based on the received request. Information associated with the occupant profile is obtained. Based on the obtained information, it is determined the occupant has registered a profile. Based on the obtained information, a communication path to an occupant device is identified. The request from the visitor device is sent, using the communication path, to an occupant device belonging to the occupant. A response from the occupant device is received. Based on the response, an action is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: eIngot LLC
    Inventor: William J. Raduchel
  • Patent number: 11900437
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for data mesh-based environmental augmentation are presented. Attribute data associated with a user may be received from a plurality of attribute sources. A portion of the attribute data may include real-time data. A portion of the real-time data indicative of an identity of the user may be identified. The identity of the user may be authenticated with respect to the real-time data by analyzing the identified portion of the real-time data. Based on the authentication of the identity of the user, a user activity being performed by the user may be identified based on the real-time data, and the user activity may be augmented according to a user setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Melcher, John Tapley, Robert Lee
  • Patent number: 11891016
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a vehicle control system (VCS) coupled to a computer of a vehicle via a CAN bus and configured to present selectively appearance of a presence in the vehicle of a smartkey, e.g., by energizing and de-energizing an actual smartkey of the vehicle. The VCS includes a VCS and a Bluetooth® VCS transceiver. The VCS stores VCS software. The apparatus also includes a smartphone with a Bluetooth® transceiver, and storing an app. The mobile device is paired with the VCS to communicate with the VCS via a Bluetooth® link. The app configures the smartphone to receive menu selections from a user, to generate communications that identify smartkey-enabled features of the VCS that correspond to the selections, and to send to the VCS the communications through the link. The VCS software configures the VCS to receive the communications and cause the vehicle to perform actions corresponding to the communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Geoff Weathersby, Robert Andre Lacroix, Elie Issa
  • Patent number: 11893198
    Abstract: A first user, who is currently online, is associated with a meeting spot. A plurality of other users that have selected the meeting spot and are online is identified. Information about these other users is sent to a client device associated with the first user. Information for a second user of the plurality of other users is received from the client device associated with the first user. A third user is identified who is online and associated with the first and second users. Online communication is facilitated between the client devices associated with the first and second users and a client device associated with the third user responsive to a request from the client device associated with the first user to the client device associated with the third user to be introduced by the third user to the second user, while the second user has still selected the meeting spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Joseph F. Karam
  • Patent number: 11886843
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure can include systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to select a set of signals relating toa plurality of energy usage conditions. Signal values for the set of signals can be determined. Machine learning can be applied to the signal values to identify energy usage conditions associated with non-technical loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: C3.ai, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Siebel, Edward Y. Abbo, Houman Behzadi, Avid Boustani, Nikhil Krishnan, Kuenley Chiu, Henrik Ohlsson, Louis Poirier, Jeremy Kolter
  • Patent number: 11872429
    Abstract: Commissioning a fire system is described herein. One embodiment includes a non-transitory machine-readable medium having instructions stored thereon which, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to receive an indicator of a particular fire control panel of a fire system installed in a building, and provide an interface via a display for configuring a gateway device associated with the fire control panel responsive to receiving the indicator, the interface including a plurality of portions, wherein each portion is configured to receive a respective descriptor corresponding to the fire control panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Deepika Sahai, Amit Jain, Karthik Kumar Davanam
  • Patent number: 11861750
    Abstract: Rental property management technology, in which reservation data is accessed on a rental property management server, and a request from a mobile device for an upcoming reservation at a property is detected. In response to detecting the request, the rental property management server confirms the upcoming reservation based on the accessed reservation data. In response to confirming the upcoming reservation, the reservation management server generates a unique access code. The rental property management server transmits the unique access code to the mobile device and to a monitoring system on the property. The rental property management server also transmits data to the monitoring system indicating that the unique access code grants access to the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael Montgomery Brophy
  • Patent number: 11854329
    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 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Travis Read, Andrew Covi
  • Patent number: 11846127
    Abstract: A handle for a vehicle door that includes a grip member, a primary actuation mechanism, and a secondary actuation mechanism. The grip member is movable between a flush position, an active position range, and an opening position. The grip member includes a grip return device configured to drive the grip member toward the flush position. The primary actuation mechanism is moveable between a primary activating position range and a primary rest position. The secondary actuation mechanism is moveable between a secondary activating position range and a secondary rest position. The secondary actuation mechanism is configured to bring the primary actuation mechanism to the primary rest position after a predetermined time period after reaching a predetermined activating position in the primary activation position range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: MINEBEA MITSUMI INC.
    Inventors: Antonio Rocci, Anthony Guerin, Guillaume Despreaux
  • Patent number: 11848571
    Abstract: A convenient electronic circuit in which a switch is able to be switched through electric power obtained by weak radio waves is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignees: SEIKO GROUP CORPORATION, ABLIC INC.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Yoshida, Noboru Kawai, Fumiyasu Utsunomiya
  • Patent number: 11847875
    Abstract: A system can include a processor and a computer-readable storage device storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations can include receiving an identification of a local device having a control module that manages a reader component and a locking mechanism and transmitting an authorized list to the local device that identifies authorized users that can gain access to the local device via the locking mechanism through interacting with the reader component. The control module on the local device can manage multiple functions of the local device including management of the reader component and the locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: BIG BELLY LLC
    Inventors: Ethan Matthew Schwartz, Thomas Richard Olsen, Nisha Khand, Jeffrey Thomas Satwicz, David John Skocypec
  • Patent number: 11847896
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for identifying patterns activity at a facility that seem to precede alarm events. In some implementations, a monitoring system is configured to monitor a property and includes a sensor configured to generate sensor data. A monitor control unit is configured to receive the sensor data and based on the sensor data, determine an alarm status of the monitoring system. A monitoring application server is configured to receive the sensor data and data indicating the alarm status of the monitoring system. The server applies the sensor data to a model that determines an estimated alarm status of the monitoring system and determines the estimated alarm status of the monitoring system is different from the alarm status. Based on determining that the estimated alarm status of the monitoring system is different from the alarm status of the monitoring system, the server overrides the alarm status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert Nathan Picardi
  • Patent number: 11836674
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure provide for an automated inspection system. The system includes an inspection component implemented on at least one computing device with at least one sensor configured to capture data about a good; and a communication component communicatively coupled to the computing device and configured to receive information regarding regulations and quality control standards associated with the good, and transmit the information regarding the acceptability of a good to an inventory system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Johnsen, Terry Osbon, Riley Turben, Joshua Bohling, Craig Trudo
  • Patent number: 11825962
    Abstract: A cooler includes a cabinet having an interior volume for storing a beverage container containing a beverage and a door for providing access to the interior volume of the cabinet. The cooler further includes a lock configured to maintain door in a closed position when the lock is engaged. The cooler includes a cooling unit configured to maintain the cabinet at a predetermined temperature and a temperature sensor arranged within the cabinet that detects a temperature within the cabinet. A control unit is in communication with the cooling unit and the temperature sensor, and the control unit is configured to control the cooling unit to maintain a temperature within the cabinet at a predetermined temperature as determined by the temperature sensor. The control unit may be configured to lock the door until a temperature within the cabinet is at the predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashant Deshpande, Gurmeet Singh Bhutani
  • Patent number: 11816723
    Abstract: A sales operations assistance system (1) is configured including a store employee terminal (10) operated by a store employee and a medium (12). The medium (12) has a storage area that stores first information that indicates a type of a product. The store employee terminal (10) includes a communication unit (102) and a notification unit (104). The communication unit (102), by communicating with the medium (12), reads the first information stored in the storage area of the medium (12). The notification unit (104) acquires second information (additional information related to the product corresponding to the first information), using the first information read by the communication unit (102), and outputs the second information to a first output apparatus (1042) for use by the store employee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mamoru Bunei
  • Patent number: 11804117
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a subscriber, in particular a module or device for monitoring a function and/or status and/or for transmitting an alarm, having: a first interface for communicating with a control panel, preferably a fire alarm and/or extinguishing control panel, a data memory for storing configuration data relating to the subscriber comprising at least an identifier of the subscriber for identifying the subscriber with respect to the control panel, a second interface for inputting configuration data to the data memory. The second interface has an NFC interface for communicating with a mobile write and/or read device The NFC interface is configured to receive at least the identifier of the subscriber from the mobile write and/or read device and to transmit it to the data memory. The invention improves known subscribers to the effect that a configuration which is less susceptible to faults and is simpler at the same time is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Minimax GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Grothoff, Thorsten Mitzlaff
  • Patent number: 11801805
    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: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Troia, Antonino Mondello
  • Patent number: 11799868
    Abstract: Software development kit (“SDK”) applications may be implemented with user data on an enterprise end-user or shared device subsequent to a single check-out process on the device. A user profile and a context ID for a user can be accessed based on user provided credentials. An SDK application can be identified as one application of an application cluster including at least two applications. A status of a local context ID (“LCID”) of the SDK application can be determined, and a value for the LCID can be established based on the status and a value of a comparison context ID obtained from a server or an agent application. The LCID and a context ID for a keychain for the application cluster can be compared, and the SDK application can be implemented with user specific user data obtained from the agent application or the keychain based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Chen, Sanjay Satagopan, Raghuram Rajan, Rajiv Singh
  • Patent number: 11798333
    Abstract: A system includes an application on a mobile device operable to communicate with a local portal, the application is operable to receive a mobile key from the local portal and from that to retrieve a mobile credential for authorizing a user to access an access control. A method of local key distribution can include entering a pre-shared password to a local portal to encrypt a mobile credential; communicating the encrypted mobile credential to an application on the mobile device; and entering the pre-shared password to the application on the mobile device to decrypt the mobile credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventor: Adam Kuenzi
  • Patent number: 11774968
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method including determining an operational mode of a vehicle based on data accumulated from at least one vehicle information system associated with the vehicle; selecting one of a plurality of power consumption profiles for the vehicle based on the determined operational mode; and applying the selected one of the power consumption profiles to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: GM CRUISE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brandon, Chase Kaufman
  • Patent number: 11763110
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus operable to specify identification information of a communication object that a moving object that carries a reader apparatus holds: receives, from the reader apparatus, identification information read from a communication object near the reader apparatus, and a reading time thereof; stores, in a memory unit, association information that includes association of the received identification information and the reading time; and specifies the identification information of the communication object that the moving object holds based on the association information stored in the memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshifumi Kitamura
  • Patent number: 11747375
    Abstract: A power monitoring device (PMD) can perform real-time remote managing, status reporting and analysis on the health/condition of equipment connected to the PMD. For example, a PMD provides data such as whether the equipment connected is idling, fully operating, malfunctioning, etc. The PMD can turn the power on/off, trigger system alert, and perform time-delayed or special profile programming to manage and monitor equipment usage. A power signature identification capability can identify what equipment such as monitor, laptop, lighting equipment, etc., are being connected. A configuration can be used by the power management device based at least in part on the waveform information (e.g., device model, activity status, etc.). Real-time diagnosis and collection of energy consumption and usage pattern can be aggregated for planning and management. Asset management can be enabled by discovering which models of devices are active and connected to a predetermined power management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignees: Targus International LLC
    Inventors: Ronald DeCamp, Dan Tsang, David Kai Bong Mak, Paul Dale, Jay Turner
  • Patent number: 11749037
    Abstract: An equipment locking and de-energization management system (7) is configured to guarantee safety during the locking and de-energization of a power source (6) of an item of equipment (7) during maintenance thereof. The system includes an intelligent lock (1) to be inserted into the power source (6) and perform the locking thereof, a control device (2) configured to manage and sort the locking steps and a central server (15) to assist with the communication between the elements of the locking and de-energization management system. Also described is an equipment locking and de-energization management method (7) which makes use of the locking and de-energization management system, enhancing the safety, efficiency and productivity during locking and de-energization of the power source (6) of an item of equipment (7) undergoing maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: BOSCH SOLUÇÕES INTEGRADAS BRASIL LTDA.
    Inventors: Tiago Carril Puig, Aline Vieira da Silva, André de Almeida Pinto, Rafael de Menezes Barros, Daul Ruiz Dias Neto, Nathan Gustavo Vieira Ribeiro, Marcelo Magrin Ziliotti
  • Patent number: 11741557
    Abstract: A system and method for biomarker-based personalized food item design. The system is a cloud-based network containing an API connector, portals for restaurants and patrons, to enter their information, and machine learning engine which creates a unique dietary experience for patrons based on a multitude of variables associated with the business enterprises, user biomarker data, a user specific biomarker goal, dietary needs, ingredient information, and preferences both explicit and inferred. The system may be accessed through web browsers or purpose-built computer and mobile phone applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: ROCKSPOON, INC.
    Inventor: Nagib Georges Mimassi
  • Patent number: 11732506
    Abstract: A lock can include a motor assembly, a gear assembly, and an unlocking assembly. The motor assembly can include a motor and a drive shaft. The gear assembly can include a cam, a pinion gear, and a pinion. The pinion gear can include a plurality of teeth disposed along only a portion of a perimeter of the pinion gear. The pinion gear can be configured to engage the pinion. The pinion can be configured to translate laterally to release a biasing member to unlock a door of a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: William Albert Tartal, Gabriel Michael Yessin
  • Patent number: 11726515
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to systems, apparatuses and methods for managing one or more loads connected to one or more power sources using one or more smart outlets. Apparatuses described herein may include smart outlets configured to communicate with one or more controllers and responsively connect and disconnect electrical loads connected thereto. Methods described herein may include signaling and/or controlling one or more loads from a group of loads to connect to or disconnect from one or more power sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Solaredge Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoav Galin, Guy Sella, Ilan Yoscovich, Amir Fishelov
  • Patent number: 11721202
    Abstract: A remote access device and methods of operation thereof are provided for accessing a physical object or location. The remote access device includes an accelerometer, a wireless transmitter, and control circuitry. The control circuitry causes the wireless transmitter to transition between a first operating mode and a second operating mode in response to receiving signals from the accelerometer indicating a first change in motion states of the remote access device. The control circuitry causes the wireless transmitter to transition between a first operating mode and a second operating mode in response to receiving signals from the accelerometer indicating a second change in motion states of the remote access device. The control circuitry further causes the wireless transmitter to transition between the first operating mode and the second operating mode in response to receiving signals from the accelerometer indicating a third change in motion states of the remote access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.r.l.
    Inventors: Stefano Paolo Rivolta, Federico Rizzardini, Daniele Arceri, Alessandra Maria Rizzo Piazza Roncoroni, Marco Bianco
  • Patent number: 11721145
    Abstract: System and techniques for a secure wireless lock-actuation exchange are described herein. After receiving a request to actuate a lock from a device, a controller can calculate a challenge counter and then perform verification iterations until an end condition is met—which is a failure of a verification iterations or the number of iterations reaches the challenge count. If the verification iterations reach the challenge count (e.g., there are no failed iterations), then the controller actuates the lock. Each iteration includes an exchange between the device and the controller that the device validates by signing a message with a private key shared by the device and the controller. The exchange also includes a freshness value integrated into the device validation to prevent replay attacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Troia, Antonino Mondello
  • Patent number: 11683617
    Abstract: Devices and meters comprising: a housing configured to mount to a pole supporting an existing meter, the housing defining an interior; a sensor within the interior of the housing, the sensor configured to collect environmental information pertaining to the local external environment of the existing meter; a wireless radio within the interior of the housing, the wireless radio configured to transmit the environmental information to the existing meter or to a remote server in communication with the existing meter; a power unit within the interior of the housing, the power unit supplying power to the sensor and the wireless radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: IPS GROUP INC.
    Inventors: David William King, Alexander Schwarz, Stephen John Hunter, Chad P. Randall
  • Patent number: 11678179
    Abstract: A communication apparatus connectable to a communication network notifies the presence of the communication apparatus using a communication channel assigned to the communication apparatus, then sets one communication channel different from the assigned communication channel of those available in the communication network, and searches for a communication partner apparatus which functions as a providing apparatus that provides communication parameters using the set communication channel. The communication apparatus repetitively executes the notification processing and the search processing, and changes a communication channel used in the search processing every time the repetition is executed one or a plurality of number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fumihide Goto, Tatsuhiko Sakai
  • Patent number: 11669807
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling the usage of devices with embedded RFID tags including connecting a device to an energy source and reading data from a memory device incorporated in the device. The data may include a unique identifier (UID), a usage value, an activation value, a reprocessing value, and/or a sterilization indicator. The usage value is incremented when the device is connected to the energy source and the activation value is incremented when the device is activated permitting energy to flow from the energy source to the device. Usage of the device is prevented if the UID is on a list of prohibited UIDs, the usage value is not lower than a usage limitation value, the reprocessing value equals a reprocessing limitation value, the activation value equals an activation limitation value, and/or the sterilization indicator does not indicate that the device has been sterilized since its previous usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Patrick L. Dumbauld, Jeffrey L. Jensen, Scott E. M. Frushour, William G. Paterson, Paul E. Ourada, Robert M. Sharp, Erich M. Velandia
  • Patent number: 11670416
    Abstract: Various techniques for facilitating communication with and across a clinical environment and a cloud environment are described. For example, a method for tagging messages with facility identifiers in a manner that does not require changing the identifiers when logically re-arranging the facilities. A connectivity adapter in the clinical environment can receive a message from an infusion pump and tag the message with only permanent IDs such that when the facility in which the connectivity resides is categorized under a different system or region, the identifiers in the message need not be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Xavier, Dennis Krabbe, Larry Enger
  • Patent number: 11664896
    Abstract: Systems of enhancing contrast of lighting can include a light-transmitting subsystem having a light source to emit a stream or light-signal pulses and an encoding circularly polarizing filter to optically encode the stream of light-signal pulses with circular polarization, and a light-receiving subsystem including a decoding circularly polarizing filter to optically decode the circular polarization of the stream of light-signal pulses and a light imager to receive the stream of light-signal pulses after being optically decoded by the decoding circularly polarizing filter. In another example, the system can include a polarimetric light imaging assembly, a light source to generate a stream of light-signal pulses directed at the polarimetric light imaging assembly, and a control system to synchronously control the light-signal pulses to be emitted from the light source in timed correlation with a component(s) of the polarimetric light imaging assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Lawrence R. Thorne
  • Patent number: 11657443
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for data mesh-based environmental augmentation are presented. Attribute data associated with a user may be received from a plurality of attribute sources. A portion of the attribute data may include real-time data. A portion of the real-time data indicative of an identity of the user may be identified. The identity of the user may be authenticated with respect to the real-time data by analyzing the identified portion of the real-time data. Based on the authentication of the identity of the user, a user activity being performed by the user may be identified based on the real-time data, and the user activity may be augmented according to a user setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Melcher, John Tapley, Robert Lee
  • Patent number: 11657605
    Abstract: A thermal imaging system including at least one thermal imaging device, a server, and at least one mobile device. The thermal imaging device captures thermal images of an environment. The server applies computer vision techniques to the thermal images, detects events of a predetermined type, and generates notifications of the events of predetermined types detected from the thermal images. The mobile device runs a mobile application that is configured to receive the notifications, present user interfaces, receive user annotations of the notifications in the user interfaces, and transmit the annotations to the server. According to the annotations, the server adjusts parameters used in the application of the computer vision techniques and in the generation of the notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Calumino Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Marek Steffanson, Felix Dintner
  • Patent number: 11651457
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing real estate permissions are disclosed. At least one user device is in network communication with a server platform. The server platform comprises a database storing at least one master key associated with at least one piece of real estate. The at least one user device is operable to unlock the at least one master key by at least one corresponding slave key for permission. The at least one user device is operable to function within the at least one piece of real estate based on obtained permission. At least one geofence is associated with the at least one piece of real estate. The at least on geofence is defined by at least one geographic designator associated with at least one Internet Protocol (IP) address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: GEOFRENZY, INC.
    Inventors: Bennett Hill Branscomb, Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 11642026
    Abstract: The human body sensing device includes a contact sensing unit that includes a sensing electrode and a signal electrode, an activation module that senses a contact with a body through the sensing electrode when the sensing electrode and the signal electrode contact the body and outputs a wake-up signal in response to the sensing of the contact, and a human body communication unit that provides a ground voltage to the signal electrode and outputs a data signal to the signal electrode when the wake-up signal from the activation module is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sung Eun Kim, Kwang Il Oh, Tae Wook Kang, Hyuk Kim, Mi Jeong Park, Hyung-Il Park, Kyung Jin Byun, Jae-Jin Lee, In Gi Lim
  • Patent number: 11636721
    Abstract: An access management and reporting system includes a keysafe that is located outside of a building and a communication system that is located within the building. The communication system is configured to perform, over a short-range wireless communication protocol, two-way communication with a communication module of the keysafe. The system also includes a server that is located remote from the building and the keysafe. The server is configured to perform, over a long-range communication protocol, two-way communication with the communication system located within the building, is configured to manage access to the keysafe, and is configured to handle reporting related to access of the keysafe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gregory Le Burge, Stanley Reed Earnshaw
  • Patent number: 11603076
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a vehicle control system (VCS) coupled to a computer of a vehicle via a CAN bus and configured to present selectively appearance of a presence in the vehicle of a smartkey, e.g., by energizing and de-energizing an actual smartkey of the vehicle. The VCS includes a VCS and a Bluetooth® VCS transceiver. The VCS stores VCS software. The apparatus also includes a smartphone with a Bluetooth® transceiver, and storing an app. The mobile device is paired with the VCS to communicate with the VCS via a Bluetooth® link. The app configures the smartphone to receive menu selections from a user, to generate communications that identity smartkey-enabled features of the VCS that correspond to the selections, and to send to the VCS the communications through the link. The VCS software configures the VCS to receive the communications and cause the vehicle to perform actions corresponding to live communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert Andre Lacroix, Geoff Weathersby, Elie Issa
  • Patent number: 11594121
    Abstract: In a method for locating a hand-held power tool using a communications unit, the communications unit receives an activation signal. A locating signal is triggered when the activation signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Heiko Roehm, Christoph Steurer
  • Patent number: 11592821
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method including determining an operational mode of a vehicle based on data accumulated from at least one vehicle information system associated with the vehicle; selecting one of a plurality of power consumption profiles for the vehicle based on the determined operational mode; and applying the selected one of the power consumption profiles to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: GM CRUISE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Brandon, Chase Kaufman
  • Patent number: 11580753
    Abstract: A license plate detection and recognition system receives training data comprising images of license plates. The system prepares ground truth data from the training data based predefined parameters. The system trains a first machine learning algorithm based on the ground truth data to generate a license plate detection model. The license plate detection model is configured to detect one or more regions in the images. The one or more regions contains a candidate for a license plate. The LPDR system generates a bounding box for each region. The LPDR system trains a second machine learning algorithm based on the ground truth data and the license plate detection model to generate a license plate recognition model. The license plate recognition model generates a sequence of alphanumeric characters with a level of recognition confidence for the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Nortek Security & Control LLC
    Inventors: Ilya Popov, Dmitry Yashunin, Semen Budenkov, Krishna Khadloya
  • Patent number: 11568433
    Abstract: A method for setting or adjusting a sale price for a subject real estate listing including receiving data regarding a subject real estate listing from a handheld device operating a predictive showing change application. The data regarding the subject real estate listing is compared with a multiple of comparable real estate listings and an output that compares a number of showings for a suggested price of the subject real estate listing compared to a number of showings based on the multiple of comparable real estate listings is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Lush, Debbie Bell, Jeff Antrican, Teri Lynne Briskey
  • Patent number: 11539546
    Abstract: A method of controlling a home appliance which operates in an Internet of Things environment through a 5G communication network and which is performed using a neural network model generated by machine learning, including determining whether there is a user in the vicinity of the home appliance, capturing a motion of the user using a vision sensor based on a determination that there is a user in the vicinity of the home appliance, identifying an intention of the user based on the captured motion, and activating a speech module of the home appliance based on the intention of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Yun Sik Park
  • Patent number: 11482088
    Abstract: Techniques for context aware access control with weapons detection are provided. An indication of an identity of a person is received at an access control system. The indication of the identity of the person includes a confidence level of the identification. An indication of a threat level of the person is received at a threat detection system. The threat level including a confidence level of the threat level. At least one of an identification threshold or a threat level threshold is modified based on the threat level confidence level or the confidence level of the identification. At least one of allowing access, allowing access with an alarm indication, or denying access to the person is based in part on the modified identification threshold or threat level threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Pietro Russo, Mahesh Saptharishi
  • Patent number: 11472372
    Abstract: A control system for construction machinery includes a smart key configured to store a plurality of authentication codes and activate any one of the authentication codes, and a plurality of construction machines including a plurality of smart key modules mounted thereon respectively, the smart key modules communicating wirelessly with the smart key and having respective registration authentication codes which match with the authentication codes respectively. The construction machine including the smart key module having the registration authentication code which matches with the activated authentication code is controlled by the smart key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: DOOSAN INFRACORE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jihoon Kim, Byoungheon Park, Wooseok Seo
  • Patent number: 11443553
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a highly scalable training data preparation pipeline for data cleaning and augmentation with the aim of extracting the most meaningful information while keeping the noise level low, as well as a highly efficient distributed trainer for the deep neural networks suitable for facial recognition. The goal is to train deeper and larger neural networks with larger and higher quality facial image datasets iteratively and frequently without incurring prohibitive costs and drastic delays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Clearview AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhi Liu, Cam-Hoan Ton-That
  • Patent number: 11438206
    Abstract: A multiple subcarriers modulator (200) for a backscatter device comprised in a backscatter communication system is disclosed. The multiple subcarriers modulator comprises an antenna switch (210) and an impedance matrix (220) comprising a number of impedances. The multiple subcarriers modulator further comprises a first modulator (230) configured to generate a first modulated signal by modulating a first data stream with a first subcarrier having a first frequency and a second modulator (240) configured to generate a second modulated signal by modulating a second data stream with a second subcarrier having a second frequency. The multiple subcarriers modulator further comprises a summing circuit (250) configured to generate a control signal by combining the first and second modulated signals and a switch controller (270) configured to control the antenna switch such that one of the impedance in the impedance matrix is connected to an antenna based on the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Gang Zou