Wireless Transceiver Patents (Class 340/5.61)
  • Patent number: 11148641
    Abstract: Method for activating at least one function of a vehicle, a mobile communication device being provided for communication, characterized by the following steps: monitoring the communication, wherein at least one evaluation signal specific for the communication is determined, detecting a vehicle influence on a transmission during communication using an evaluation of the evaluation signal in order to perform a localization of the communication device and activating the function of the vehicle depending on the detection of the vehicle influence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: HUF HUELSBECK & FUERST GMBH & CO KG
    Inventor: Stefan Neuhoff
  • Patent number: 11151620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the payment of a service and/or a product with respect to a vehicle and a parking location, wherein said vehicle is managed by a user, wherein said vehicle comprises a vehicle device, wherein said method comprises amongst other things the following steps: the arrival of said vehicle at said parking location; the transmission of a session request comprising a coordinate to a back-end infrastructure by said vehicle device; the receipt of an availability and/or a price indication of said parking location by said vehicle device of said back-end infrastructure; if said parking location is available, the initiation of a parking session belonging to said service and/or said product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Concar NV
    Inventors: Nelson Dheedene, Olivier de Clercq
  • Patent number: 11153004
    Abstract: The method for data transfer in a conveyance system including: moving a conveyance apparatus and a mobile wireless access point attached to the conveyance apparatus to a location where the mobile wireless access point is within wireless range of a communication node; receiving data from the communication node when the mobile wireless access point is within wireless range of the communication node; and conveying the data to a local gateway device or a second mobile wireless access point attached to a second conveyance apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Stella M. Oggianu, Tadeusz Pawel Witczak, Craig Drew Bogli, Pawel Skiba
  • Patent number: 11133878
    Abstract: A toll collection system is provided with: a roadside antenna that wirelessly communicates with an on-board device mounted in a vehicle; a wireless communication control device that carries out predetermined communication processing with the on-board device via the roadside antenna, acquiring toll collection information regarding the on-board device; and a confirmation apparatus that is disposed within a range in which wireless communication with the roadside antenna is possible, receiving a confirmation signal from the roadside antenna and transmitting a response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Yamaguchi, Kenta Nakao, Hiroyuki Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11110894
    Abstract: A car sharing system includes a car sharing device that actuates an onboard device by performing communication with an electronic key system through ID verification when a user operates the onboard device in an authentication completion state in which key information has been authenticated through wireless communication with the portable terminal, a radio wave checker that checks radio waves transmitted from the electronic key system in accordance with a state of a vehicle power supply when the onboard device is operated with the portable terminal and a key control request corresponding to the operation with the portable terminal is transmitted from the portable terminal to the car sharing device so that the car sharing device actuates the electronic key system, and a warning controller that issues a warning indicating that one has forgotten to stop the vehicle power supply in accordance with a checking result of the radio wave checker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiro Arakawa, Masahiko Oya, Masaki Oshima, Yuichiro Haruna
  • Patent number: 11100514
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and cards utilized for an authentication protection layer for payment card transactions are provided. Aspects include receiving, by a transaction processing terminal, the card for the potential transaction. Obtaining card holder information for the card and transmitting a radio frequency (RF) signal and receiving RFID data from an RFID tag associated with the card. Comparing, by a processor, the card holder information to the RFID data to determine whether to authorize the potential card transaction and authorizing the potential card transaction based at least on a determination that the RFID data corresponds to the card holder information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John R. Dangler, Layne Berge, Jason J. Bjorgaard, Thomas Liang, Manuel Orozco, Matthew Doyle
  • Patent number: 11100734
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic device and an operation method thereof. The electronic device may include: first and second antennas to receive a signal output by an external electronic device; a communication circuit configured to control the first antenna and the second antenna; and a processor. The processor may be configured to: receive the signal through the first antenna and the second antenna; measure a first distance between the first antenna and the external electronic device using the signal received by the first antenna; measure a second distance between the second antenna and the external electronic device using the signal received by the second antenna; determine a movement direction of the external electronic device based on a change in a difference between the first distance and the second distance; and perform a preset operation corresponding to the movement direction of the external electronic device. Other embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungho Ahn, Saegee Oh, Chulkwi Kim, Yongjun Son, Jun Yoo, Jaeil Joo
  • Patent number: 11100773
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, condition-based storing and return of an item associated with a user may be facilitated via a locker system. In some embodiments, attribute information indicating attributes of an item placed in the locker system may be obtained, and the attribute information may be processed to determine a categorization of the item. In response to the categorization satisfying one or more categorization conditions, product/service information related to a product or service may be provided for presentation to the user. In response to receiving user acceptance of the product or service, an item return condition may be assigned to the item. In response to the user satisfying the item return condition, access rights to the item may be enabled for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Ji, Lukiih Cuan, Salik Shah, Negar Kalbasi, Allison Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 11102725
    Abstract: A method of dynamically changing a mode of advertising for at least one of a multiple of access controls, including transmitting advertisements from an access control at a nominal mode; and changing the nominal mode in response to an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Lang, Adam Purdue, Adam Kuenzi
  • Patent number: 11087317
    Abstract: A method to provide authentication services to third party vendors by a service provider hosting an authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) server or a similar device that can authenticate users for some other service. This method enables easy and substantially error-free end-user authentication, which forms the basis for enabling electronic transactions (e.g., web-based) that are less vulnerable to fraud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Thyagarajan Nandagopal
  • Patent number: 11085204
    Abstract: A motor vehicle door lock apparatus includes a meshing mechanism configured to mesh with a striker, an outside operation switch, an inside handle, a locking and unlocking mechanism configured to be selectively switched to an unlocking state and a locking state that cannot be released based on a door opening operation of the inside handle, a control unit configured to authenticate a transmitter signal and, when the transmitter is situated outside a vehicle, to enable operation of the outside operation switch when authenticated and to disable operation of the outside operation switch when not authenticated and an electric releasing mechanism to release a meshing of the meshing mechanism by the control unit driving a releasing motor to activate operation of the outside operation switch when the control unit authenticates the transmitter outside the vehicle, regardless of the locking and unlocking mechanism staying in the unlocking or the locking state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUI KINZOKU ACT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mikio Ichinose
  • Patent number: 11087608
    Abstract: In an example, a system comprises at least one body-worn tracking device (BWTD) configured to transmit location data that indicates a location of the BWTD and a computing system configured to communicate with the at least one BWTD. The computing system is configured to receive the location data from the at least one BWTD, determine, based on a set of weighted filters associated with at least one monitoring attribute, at least one gradient value corresponding to the location data, where the at least one gradient value represents a level of the at least one monitoring attribute, and perform at least one operation based on the at least one gradient value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ATTENTI ELECTRONIC MONITORING LTD.
    Inventors: Jonathan Dale Gandrud, Nicholas Andrew Asendorf, Deepti Pachauri, Gautam Singh, Guruprasad Somasundaram, Jennifer Frances Schumacher, Nitsan Ben-gal Nguyen, Robert W. Shannon, Saber Taghvaeeyan, Arash Sangari, Himanshu Nayar, Mojtaba Kadkhodaie Elyaderani, James Bevan Snyder, James William Howard, David Solomon Segal
  • Patent number: 11080952
    Abstract: A system and method for providing hands free operation of at least one vehicle door that include determining if a portable device is located within at least one local area polling zone of a vehicle. The system and method also include determining if the portable device is stationary for a predetermined period of time within the at least one local area polling zone of the vehicle and determining if the portable device is located outside of at least one door area zone of the vehicle, wherein the at least one door area zone of the vehicle includes a space that is occupied by the at least one vehicle door. The system and method supplying an amount of power to a motor associated with the at least one vehicle door to open or close the at least one vehicle door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wesley W. Kim, Brian K. Lickfelt, Douglas R. Reed, Emanuel Ulises Perez Zenteno, Tyler J. Rupp, Kentaro Yoshimura, Chyuan Y. Muh, Spencer A. Kennedy, Tomonori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11077829
    Abstract: An authentication information providing server includes: a memory configured to store information about vehicles associated with a recipient of a package as a place of delivery, and store pieces of authentication information corresponding to lock/unlock devices each configured to lock or unlock a corresponding one of predetermined compartments of the vehicles; and a processor configured to issue the authentication information to a delivery user terminal based on a request from the delivery user terminal, the delivery user terminal being used by a user who delivers the package, and, when there is a request from the delivery user terminal to set a place of delivery of the package to a vehicle different from a first one of the vehicles, corresponding to the authentication information issued first by the processor, issue the authentication information corresponding to a second one of the vehicles, different from the first one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Etsuko Nakajima, Naoki Uenoyama, Junya Masui, Akira Hoshino, Hideo Hasegawa, Keiko Nakano
  • Patent number: 11080953
    Abstract: A method for controlling a door lock device includes checking whether strength of a scanned signal obtained by scanning a signal output from a smart phone is greater than predetermined strength of a signal by the door lock device; comparing strength of a signal (RSSI) of the smart phone received through an external antenna installed outside the door in which the door lock device is installed with the RSSI received through an internal antenna installed inside the door by the door lock device; authenticating whether the smart phone is a valid smart phone, when the strength of a signal of the smart phone received through the external antenna is greater than the strength of a signal of the smart phone received through the internal antenna by a predetermined value; and opening the door when the smart phone is authenticated as the valid smart phone according to the authenticated result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: LINKELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youngsoo Kim, Deokheon Kim
  • Patent number: 11068878
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a method and system for establishing data communication through a secure channel using audio signals. The method comprises registering a plurality of users to an application, initiating the application by a registered user, emitting audio signals using the audio signal emitter to establish a secure channel with the other participating device, receiving audio signals from the other participating device, validating the other participating device using a validating module, detecting the proximity of the other participating device using a proximity detector, establishing a secure channel between the participating devices, wherein the secure channel is established using audio channels, and enabling financial transaction between the participating devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: NAFFA INNOVATIONS PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventor: Kumar Abhishek
  • Patent number: 11067048
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing mobile devices for connection with a vehicle are provided. A processor is configured to determine whether a mobile device is within a predetermined distance of the vehicle based on a comparison between the first geographical data of the mobile device and second geographical data of the vehicle. Responsive to determining that the mobile device is within the predetermined distances of the vehicle based on the comparison, the processor is configured to enable Bluetooth functionality on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Rhodes, Pallav Sohoni, Chad Bednar, Erik Christen
  • Patent number: 11057741
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improved personal monitoring systems and devices include the provision of sensor data from a personal monitoring device to a server system. The sensor device is provided to the server system at a first rate and subsequently analyzed by the server system. If the server system determines that a particular condition is met based on the sensor data the server system transmits a reconfiguration message to the personal monitoring device that causes the personal monitoring device to automatically begin providing data at a second rate. Among other things, the condition resulting in generation and transmission of the reconfiguration message may include a location-based condition (e.g., crossing a geographic boundary), a change in an environmental condition (e.g., temperature or air quality), or a movement-based condition (e.g., an acceleration indicative of a fall or collision).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Jack C. Hunter
  • Patent number: 11048655
    Abstract: Provided are a mobile terminal-based NFC stress testing method and system, and a storage device. The method comprises: connecting to a computer to acquire a preset count and a preset frequency; activating an NFC service; determining whether a flag bit is enabled, and if so, detecting an NDEF message, or if not, waiting for the computer terminal to modify the flag bit to be enabled before detecting an NDEF message; and uploading, by a hardware abstraction layer, the NDEF message to an NFC application, disabling a service flag bit, and returning to wait for the computer terminal to modify the flag bit, until detection is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: JRD Communication (Shenzhen) LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaolin Wen
  • Patent number: 11043190
    Abstract: A user can scan a QR code on a kiosk with her mobile device. Scanning the QR code will cause the mobile device to display an interface displayed on the kiosk. When a user enters information on the device corresponding information is displayed on the kiosk. In this way, a user can engage with the kiosk interface in a contactless manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Infinite Peripherals, Inc.
    Inventors: John Broderick, Brad Schuran, Jeffrey Lee Scott
  • Patent number: 11037436
    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: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.r.l.
    Inventors: Stefano Paolo Rivolta, Federico Rizzardini, Daniele Arceri, Alessandra Maria Rizzo Piazza Roncoroni, Marco Bianco
  • Patent number: 11039268
    Abstract: A method of detecting, controlling and managing transmission of a transmitting device within a facility is disclosed. the method involves transmitting information to the transmission device, detecting a response transmission from the transmission device by a least one transmission detection facility, extracting identification information associated with the transmission device in response to the transmitted information; and determining a location of the transmission device based on the response transmission received by the at least one received transmission detection facility, wherein the response transmissions are sorted by the identification information, determining an allowability of the located transmission device with the set area and interacting and manipulating transmission of the detected transmitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: BINJ Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph S. Noonan, Carl A. Giordano
  • Patent number: 11037434
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and method for monitoring individuals including, but not limited to, communication of information selectively to and from a user attached monitor device and a user detached monitor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Joseph P. Newell, Dustin Pettit, Mike Cooke
  • Patent number: 11024105
    Abstract: A method and system for securing access to a facility without slowing access by authorized persons in a group or continuous stream of entry. Individuals at the facility are assigned security badges with badge IDs that can be read from a remote reader. A reader is positioned to read a set of security badges within a predefined area relative to an electronically controlled entry barrier that can be engaged or disengaged. The set of detected badge IDs in the area is sent to a computer. The computer determines using one or more predefined rules whether access is permitted for all of the individuals assigned to the detected badges. If all individuals are permitted access, a signal is sent to disengage the barrier. If at least one individual in the set is not permitted access, the barrier remains engaged and an access denied message is sent to a receiver. The access denied message can indicate a condition for denying access such as presence of a specific unauthorized individual in the predefined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CYBRA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Harold Brand, Benni Jakubovic
  • Patent number: 11017621
    Abstract: A mobile station is used to open doors of buildings and vehicles instead of a dedicated physical key. The mobile station is configured to provide the operating power to the lock without a power cord. A mobile station app is then configured to communicate with the lock via a short-range wireless communication connection, and open and close the lock. This can provide an electronic software-based key and lock system that is cheaper and easier to use than the physical key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AXTUATOR OY
    Inventor: Mika Pukari
  • Patent number: 11017656
    Abstract: A programmable security system and method for protecting an item of merchandise includes a programming station, a programmable key and a security system. The programming station generates a security code and communicates the security code to a memory of the programmable key. The programmable key initially communicates the security code to a memory of the security device and subsequently operates the security device upon a matching of the security code in the memory of the security device with the security code in the memory of the programmable key. The programmable key may also transfer power via electrical contacts or inductive transfer from an internal battery to the security device to operate a lock mechanism. The security code may be communicated by wireless infrared (IR) systems, electrical contacts or inductive transfer. A timer inactivates the programmable key and/or the security device after a predetermine period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Jeffrey A. Grant
  • Patent number: 11006718
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment, an electronic luggage device may be disclosed. The electronic luggage device may be fully TSA compliant. The device may be capable of communicating both wirelessly and by wired connection(s) to other devices. The electronic luggage device may also charge other devices by battery and in turn be charged by other electric power facilities. The electronic luggage device may have GPS capabilities, an intelligent “sleep-mode,” multiple various charging and communicatory ports, a recessed telescoping handle fixture, a hidden battery compartment, and a high capacity removable battery. The removable battery may be retained by any locking means understood by a person having ordinary skill in the art. The removable battery may be automatically or manually ejected. This may be accomplished by a spring-loaded force, a slot and rail system, or equivalents as would be understood by a person having ordinary skill in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ARLO SKYE, Inc.
    Inventors: Mayur Bhatnagar, Mauricio Issa Llano
  • Patent number: 11008779
    Abstract: An electronic lock core device includes: a housing, a front end thereof configured with an opening; a transmission mechanism, configured inside the housing and with a motor in connection with a gear train, the gear train in engagement with a transmission shaft, and a front end of the transmission shaft configured with a rod; a locking piece, configured with a pendulum and fixing hole, a fixing member passed through the fixing hole and the opening on the front end of the housing and fixed to the rod; and a control circuit, configured inside the housing and in connection with the motor of the transmission mechanism and an induction device adapted to sensing a signal of a chip card or RFID to drive the transmission mechanism to drive the motor to rotate positively or negatively and further to make the locking piece form a lock or unlock action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Te-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 11004282
    Abstract: A physical access control (PAC) system configured to perform a two-factor authentication prior to granting access to a secure area. The PAC system includes an access point device configured to perform facial recognition on a person proximate to the access point device, and perform wireless handshake with a mobile device associated with the person prior to granting or denying entry to the secure area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Swiftlane, Inc.
    Inventors: Saurabh Bajaj, Sergej Pershaj, Nagesh Bhad
  • Patent number: 10999258
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure may be used to securely transmit data between multiple computing devices. Among other things, this can greatly extend the range of data transmissions in comparison to fixed-position wireless beacons and access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Emil Dides
  • Patent number: 10990499
    Abstract: Managing a visitor outside of a physical area includes remotely registering the visitor to an access system, installing an application on a mobile user device of the visitor, the application being authorized to access and communicate with the access system, the visitor entering personnel credentials to authorize use of the application while the visitor is outside of the physical area, and, in response to the visitor authorizing use of the application, the application and the access system exchanging data containing information about the visitor, remote executed activities of the visitor, remote data, and/or information about localization of the user device. The application may exchange data with the access system using a RESTful API. Data may be formed in a blockchain prior to being exchanged between the mobile user device and the access system. The access system may add third party information to complement and improve scheduling of the visitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MyOmega Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Moeller
  • Patent number: 10984616
    Abstract: A car sharing system includes a car share device mounted on a vehicle. The car share device performs wireless communication with a mobile terminal, to which code information is registered so that the mobile terminal is actuated as a vehicle key of the vehicle, to authenticate the code information through the wireless communication. In an authentication completion state of the code information, the car share device performs ID verification through an electronic key system of the vehicle to allow the mobile terminal to operate an on-board device. The car sharing system further includes a position monitor that monitors whether the mobile terminal has approached the vehicle, and an automatic transmitter that automatically transmits an actuation permission request, which requests a permission for actuation of the on-board device, from the mobile terminal when the position monitor determines that the mobile terminal has approached the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Masahiro Arakawa, Masahiko Oya, Masaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10977930
    Abstract: An actuation system used to actuate one or more buttons on a remote control device, such as a key fob, based upon commands that are generated from a mobile device. The actuation system includes a key fob enclosure located remotely from the vehicle. When a command is received on the mobile device, the command is relayed to a controller within the key fob enclosure, causing a button on the key fob to be depressed. The RF signal from the key fob is translated into a digital message which is relayed to a proxy remote located within the vehicle. The proxy remote, in turn, translates the digital message to an RF signal which is transmitted and received by systems within the vehicle. In this manner, the proxy remote is able to communicate using RF signals with the vehicle without requiring the key fob to be located near the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Blue Eclipse, LLC
    Inventor: Craig Arnold Tieman
  • Patent number: 10972889
    Abstract: A dual-system lock includes a lockset including a combination lock and a near field communication. The combination lock includes a contact. The near field communication includes a contacting pin. A mobile apparatus transmits a signal to the near field communication. The near field communication determines and verifies whether a verification code of the mobile apparatus is correct or not. If the near field communication determines that the verification code of the mobile apparatus is correct, the contacting pin of the near field communication is connected and contacted to the contact of the combination lock, and the near field communication transmits a message including a number to the mobile apparatus, wherein the number is a correct unlocking number. If the near field communication determines that the verification code of the mobile apparatus is incorrect, the near field communication does not transmit the message to the mobile apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: REAL LOCKS & SECURITY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsi-Hao Ho
  • Patent number: 10964147
    Abstract: Systems and methods for electronic ticketing, monitoring, and indicating permissive use of facilities for family entertainment centers that implement connected terminal devices or kiosks, wireless communication networks, and a plurality of electronic wearable devices. Customers perform transactions with or without a facility employee, using the wearable device as a means of identifying the patron within the facility in addition to verifying the validity of said transactions. Systems and methods provide real-time status information regarding patrons via visual indicators embedded within wearable devices, gamification of facility attractions through an embedded motion-tracking component embedded in the wearable device, and alerts that provide facility employees with activity and/or status information about patrons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LEVEL 8 IOT
    Inventors: Sean Spittle, Greg Spittle, Phillip Howell
  • Patent number: 10965528
    Abstract: In an information processing apparatus, in response to a first instruction provided by a user, data previously saved is output, while designation of language setting and acquisition of data are not executed. Further, in response to a second instruction that is different from the first instruction and provided by the user, language setting is designated for the server, data corresponding to the language setting is acquired, and the acquired data is saved as a new output target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuuki Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10946834
    Abstract: In a system that enables a person who possesses a portable device in which enablement data as data that permits operation of a vehicle is stored, to operate the vehicle, a relay device is provided for relaying the enablement data from a center server that issues the enablement data of the vehicle, to a portable device of a person scheduled to operate the vehicle. The relay device includes an obtaining unit that obtains the enablement data of the vehicle from the center server, a temporarily storing unit that temporarily stores the enablement data obtained by the obtaining unit, in a storage device, and a transmitting unit that sends the enablement data stored in the storage device, to a portable device used by a person in charge of operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Yanagida, Chikage Kubo, Ai Fujimura, Shunsuke Noda, Satoshi Usui
  • Patent number: 10938829
    Abstract: A car sharing system includes a car share device and a usage right lending unit that allows multiple users including a first user and a second user to use the vehicle. If the second user requests for usage of the vehicle when the vehicle is being rented to the first user, the usage right lending unit allows the second user to use the vehicle as long as the second user satisfies a lending condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Shimizu, Hidenobu Hanaki, Junji Murase, Yosuke Doi, Yuichiro Haruna, Masaki Oshima
  • Patent number: 10937261
    Abstract: A method includes transmitting, by a handler device associated with package handler, a message to an access control system requesting access to a secure container secured by an electronic lock mechanism; determining, by the access control system, whether the package handler is authorized to access the secure container based on the received message; transmitting, by the access control system, an unlock command to the secure container in response to a determination that the package handler is authorized to access the secure container; and unlocking the electronic lock mechanism of the secure container in response to successful authentication of the unlock command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Joseph W. Baumgarte, Robert Prostko, Brian C. Eickhoff, Rockwood T. Roberts, III, Robert Martens, Scott Baxter, Roger Barrett
  • Patent number: 10919496
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive a valet-key request from a valet mobile device. The processor is also configured to request authentication of a key transfer, responsive to the request and transfer, from an owner mobile device to the valet mobile device, vehicle data, describing a vehicle, and key data, usable to access and activate the vehicle, responsive to authentication approval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Desi Ujkashevic, Mohammed Samer Abbas, John P. Joyce, Darrel Alan Recker, Todd Allen Brown
  • Patent number: 10923125
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computing systems are provided for integrating logic services with a group communication service. In an implementation, a method may include receiving a spoken message from a communication node in a communication group and determining that the spoken message relates to a logic service. The method further includes translating the spoken message into an input message and transferring the input message to the logic service. The method also includes receiving status information from the logic service indicative of a status of a networked device associated with the logic service. The method includes sending an audible announcement to the communication nodes in the commutation group expressive of the status of the networked device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Orion Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg Albrecht, Ellen Juhlin, Jesse Robbins, Justin Black
  • Patent number: 10912709
    Abstract: A chest compression monitor for measuring the depth of chest compressions achieved during CPR. A displacement detector produces a displacement signal indicative of the displacement of the CPR recipient's chest toward the recipient's spine. A signaling mechanism provides chest compression indication signals prompting a CPR provider to provide a chest compression force at a desired depth and rate. The device is held to the dorsal surface of the hand during use and provides a display for feedback, which is readily visible to the CPR provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Mark H Totman, Timothy S McGough, David Barash
  • Patent number: 10909610
    Abstract: Utilizing the disclosed techniques, automatic item replenishment decisions may be made based on whether or not an item entirely fits on/in an automatic replenishment device (ARD). For example, sensor data associated with an item and an ARD may be received. The sensor data may indicate that an initial amount of the item is in contact with the ARD. A measurement value may be calculated that quantifies the initial amount of the item that is in contact with the ARD. Subsequent sensor updates may be monitored to determine various amounts of the item that are in contact with the ARD. Based at least in part on the measurement value and the monitoring, it may be determined that a surplus amount of the item exists that is external to the ARD. Decisions on whether to generate an automated order for the item may be based on the existence of the surplus amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Allison Kramer, Kara Lillian Cavallaro, Samuel Stevens Heyworth, Devon Merritt
  • Patent number: 10910814
    Abstract: A receptacle including an electronic processor configured to receive information from an external load and determine, from the information, an operation profile of the external load. The electronic processor analyzes a present operation of the external load and discontinues power to the external load when a present operation of the external load differs from the operational profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew Samojeden, Robert Simon, Douglas Hamilton, David Lutz, Joseph DeBartolo
  • Patent number: 10911953
    Abstract: An in-vehicle authentication device may perform wireless communication with a portable device in a vicinity of a vehicle. The in-vehicle authentication device may transmit a call signal that requests a reply of a response signal to the portable device. The in-vehicle authentication device may transmit an authentication request signal that requests a reply of an authentication signal to the portable device when the in-vehicle authentication device determines that the portable device exists in the vicinity of the vehicle by receiving the response signal. The in-vehicle authentication device may authenticate the portable device that transmits the authentication signal based on the authentication signal when the authentication signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tatsuya Ueki
  • Patent number: 10904174
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide an approach for managing communications. In an embodiment, a set of informational components are extracted from a received textual message received at a user device. Based on these informational components, a group of pictorial representations is generated. Each pictorial representation that is generated corresponds to one of a plurality of the informational components of the textual message. The pictorial representations are assembled into a number of potential pictorial message representations that each represent the content of the textual message. An information loss is calculated for each of the potential pictorial message representation. A pictorial message is selected from the set based on the information loss and available display space of the user device and is displayed on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sridhar Thiruvengadam, Vijay Ekambaram, Smitkumar Narotambhai Marvaniya
  • Patent number: 10894527
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device includes a plurality of transmitting antennas, an in-vehicle device transmitter configured to transmit measurement signals via the plurality of respective transmitting antennas, an in-vehicle device receiver configured to receive, from a portable device, a measurement result signal that includes measurement data of received signal strengths of the respective measurement signals that have been transmitted from the plurality of respective transmitting antennas; and an in-vehicle device controller configured to calculate first distances from the portable device to a plurality of preset areas, based on differences between the received signal strengths of the respective measurement signals included in the measurement result signal, and to identify an area to which the portable device belongs from the plurality of preset areas based on the first distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Suzuki, Satoshi Hayasaka, Satoshi Nakajima, Chengchun Fang
  • Patent number: 10889266
    Abstract: A method for detecting the presence of a human hand on an opening element of a motor vehicle. The method includes determination of a power variation profile and detection of the presence of a human hand on the opening element being performed when the determined profile corresponds to a predetermined reference profile characterized by an increase followed by a first decrease in the power value, characterizing the approach of a human hand, followed by a stagnation and a second decrease in the power value, characterizing contact of a human hand with the opening element of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Sylvain Godet, Stéphane Billy
  • Patent number: 10875741
    Abstract: An elevator request authorization system is provided and includes a second server configured to grant an elevator use token upon request from a first server registerable with the second server for establishing secure communications between the second server and the first server. The first server is configured to be receptive of an elevator request relating to elevator usage by a user, to authenticate the user, to authorize the elevator usage by the user to which the elevator request relates, to request the elevator use token from the second server via the secure communications upon authentication and authorization and to deliver the elevator use token to the user upon receipt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Bradley Armand Scoville, Yew Leong, Adam Kuenzi, Cesar Aguilar, Simantov Yousoufov, Yuri Novozhenets, Jason Higley
  • Patent number: 10878650
    Abstract: A method of controlling access through a door may include storing a user's digital identity and a user's access policy in a memory of the user's mobile device, which may use the stored user's digital identity and the stored user's access policy to determine whether the user is authorized for access through the door and to make an access decision of YES or NO. The access decision may be communicated to the reader, which controls operation of a door lock in accordance with whether the access decision was YES or NO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jayaprakash Meruva, Chaithanya Holla, KamalaKannan Balraj