Condition Responsive Indicating System Patents (Class 340/500)
  • Patent number: 10302251
    Abstract: An apparatus for safeguarding a monitoring area, in which an automatically operating machine is disposed, comprises: (i) a sensor unit including a camera system for producing images of the monitoring area; (ii) a configuration unit for defining first and second protection areas; and (iii) an evaluation unit for triggering a safety-related function. The first protection area is at a first distance from the machine and the second protection area is at a second greater distance from the machine. The sensor unit monitors both the first protection area and the second protection area. The evaluation unit analyzes the images produced by the camera system so as to evaluate both (i) whether a machine element of the machine enters the first protection area as well as (ii) whether a foreign object enters the second protection area. The evaluation unit triggers the safety-related function if at least one of these events occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PILZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Joachim Merx
  • Patent number: 10299326
    Abstract: A universal serial bus (USB)-powered utility tool includes a housing defining an interior space, at least one dimmable light source positioned on one side of the housing and a USB connector extending outwardly from the housing. The USB connector may be positioned on another side of the housing. The USB connector may be positioned orthogonal to the at least one dimmable light source. The USB-powered utility tool may further include a printed circuit board (PCB) positioned orthogonal to the USB connector. The USB-powered utility tool may further include a processor logic configured to control a current being supplied to the at least one dimmable light source. The at least one dimmable light source may be controlled manually or via wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: 1842728 Ontario Inc
    Inventors: Mitchell Thompson, David Snaith, Daniel Kowalewski, Steve A. Copeland
  • Patent number: 10269229
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing indications of received emergency alert messages to devices within a consumer premises are disclosed. In one embodiment, a consumer premise equipment (CPE) receiving one or more emergency alert messages from a content provider or managed network determines one or more alert responses for one or more devices of the consumer premise network. In one implementation, the responses are based at least in part on the received emergency alert messages themselves. The CPE issues one or more commands to one or more devices present within the consumer premises (which may be for example a home automation system), to indicate the one or more determined alert indication responses, such as auditory alert and visual alert by the one or more devices. Thus, users in the consumer premises may be made aware of an alert message outside of the typical means in which an alert is displayed, such as via a television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Peter Stern, Scott Ramsdell, Adam Mayer, Mike Roudi, Chris Williams
  • Patent number: 10260722
    Abstract: A lighting system can include a light fixture located in a hazardous environment, wherein the light fixture comprises a controller. The light fixture can also include a sensor module communicably coupled to the controller of the light fixture, wherein the sensor module comprises a sensor module housing and a sensor disposed within the sensor module housing, wherein the sensor module housing comprises a first coupling feature that couples to a hazardous location enclosure. The hazardous location enclosure and the sensor module, when coupled to each other, can comply with applicable standards for the hazardous environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Treible, Jr., Andrew Francis Scarlata, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 10254140
    Abstract: A method of increasing the maximum offset distance for underwater sensors, the method including the steps of: providing at least one sensor on a sensor bus, and emulating at least one additional sensor on the sensor bus. This has the effect of lowering the total network resistance, which increases the maximum possible offset distance. The additional sensor(s) by be emulated by one of: a smart plug-in module, a printed circuit board assembly, and a virtual sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas UK Limited
    Inventor: Reagan D'Mello
  • Patent number: 10249069
    Abstract: Techniques are described for presenting events detected by a monitoring system. A system receives a selection of a particular time period, identifies security events detected by a monitoring system during the selected time period, and classifies a subset of the identified security events as abnormal events. The system further generates a density of the identified security events over the selected time period, generates a density of the subset of the identified security events classified as abnormal events, and identifies monitoring system data associated with the selected time period. The system additionally generates a graphical representation of the density of the identified security events, the density of the subset of the identified security events classified as abnormal events, and the identified monitoring system data, and provides the graphical representation for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Kerzner, Abraham Joseph Kinney, Luis Fernando Guzman Verbena
  • Patent number: 10235853
    Abstract: One or more industrial machines is selected from a navigation screen. The selected one or more industrial machines represents a context. A database is accessed and a visualization related to the one or more industrial machines and associated with the context is retrieved. Alarm data related to one or more alarms associated with the one or more industrial machines is received. The visualization is dynamically rendered to a user on a graphical display unit such that the alarm data is selectively displayed within the visualization and in a single view to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nagesh Kurella, Abhik Banerjee, Ayush Srivastava, Siva S. Gundeboina, Venkata Ramana Vakulabharanam, Joseph Kenny
  • Patent number: 10223613
    Abstract: A machine intelligent communication and control system is able to dynamically predict and adapt information presented to various users. The system provides a personalized experience with its ability to identify users, become contextually aware of the user's location and environment, identify objects and actions, and present customized information tailored for the user and the current environment. The system is further able to control connected items within the environment based upon various user preference considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Edwin Behringer, Johnny H Lee, Stephen David Bader, Hsiao-Lan Wang
  • Patent number: 10174415
    Abstract: A method for controlling a gas supply to a process chamber is provided. The method includes: measuring a gas parameter by each of two or more sensors provided in the process chamber; determining a combined gas parameter from the measured gas parameters; and controlling the gas supply to the process chamber based on the determined combined gas parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Schnappenberger, Anke Hellmich, Thomas Koch, Thomas Deppisch
  • Patent number: 10145677
    Abstract: An impact test system includes a head model having a head exterior component; a skull component; a brain component; a fluid component; an interior cavity surface; and a translucent cover, wherein the head model is coupled with a mount, the brain component and fluid components are configured within the interior cavity, and wherein the translucent cover is configured over a portion of the brain component and fluid component. A mount is configured to a least partially restrain the head model. A camera is configured to take a plurality of images of the brain and the fluid components through the translucent cover when the head model is under an impact force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: Villanova University, The Penn State Research Foundation
    Inventors: Qianhong Wu, Kei-Peng Jen, Rungun Nathan, Chris W. Townend
  • Patent number: 10133372
    Abstract: In one aspect of the exemplary embodiments of this invention an apparatus includes a user interface that contains a plurality of input modalities and a plurality of output modalities, and a data processor coupled with the user interface and configurable to present a user with a content item that includes a plurality of attributes. In response to user input that data processor is operable to partition at least some of the attributes into a plurality of presentation tokens, where an individual presentation token comprises at least one attribute. The data processor is further configurable to respond to further user input to define one of the plurality of input modalities to generate a trigger condition for individual ones of the presentation tokens, where generation of a trigger condition results in an associated presentation token being made manifest to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Kaj Markus Mäkelä, Jussi Severi Uusitalo
  • Patent number: 10115024
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a first homography, created from two images of a roadway, is decomposed to determine an ego-motion, and the ego-motion is used to adjust a previous estimate of a road plane. The adjusted previous estimate of the road plane is combined with the current estimate of the plane to create a second homography, and the second homography is used to determine residual motion and vertical deviation in the surface of the roadway. In some embodiments, multiple road profiles each corresponding to a common portion of a roadway are adjusted in slope and offset by optimizing a function having a data term, a smoothness term and a regularization term; and the adjusted road profiles are combined into a multi-frame road profile. In some embodiments, road profile information for a predetermined number of data points is transmitted in periodic data bursts, with more than one data point per data burst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Gideon Stein, Itay Blumenthal, Nadav Shaag, Yaakov Kingsley
  • Patent number: 10107708
    Abstract: A system for detecting a leak or spill and mitigating losses resulting therefrom comprises a floor covering and a software application. The floor covering includes a sensor assembly, a processing element, and a transmitter. The sensor assembly generates information when exposed to liquid. The processing element determines a location of the liquid based upon the information from the sensor assembly. The transmitter transmits data regarding the liquid. The software application executes on an electronic device and is operable to receive data from the floor covering regarding the liquid; display a message that liquid has been detected on the floor covering; calculate an area of the liquid; determine whether a leak is still occurring and if so, shut an electronically controllable valve; transmit data regarding the liquid to an insurance provider; and/or receive insurance-related information from the insurance provider, such as information related to a proposed insurance claim or estimated damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Sean W. Schick, Steven J. Harris
  • Patent number: 10097950
    Abstract: Methods of determining locations, types, and quantities of devices within a vehicle, in particular for in flight entertainment systems. Methods of the inventive subject matter include general sequencing, indirect sequencing, and direct sequencing. In indirect sequencing, each device connected to the in flight entertainment system's wireless network is actuated in a predetermined sequence such that the in flight entertainment system can record locations of the different devices connected to it and then correlate the device locations to a set of potential device locations. In direct sequencing, information from each device is manually collected in sequence and then correlated to potential device locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Eric P. Moyer, Andreas Rochau, Christian Kissling
  • Patent number: 10073748
    Abstract: A failover system and a method of deciding master-slave relationship therefor are provided. The failover system includes a first electronic device, a second electronic device, a decision circuit and at least two isolation modules. The decision circuit is coupled to the first electronic device and the second electronic device and configured to determine operating states of the first electronic device and the second electronic device and output a first selecting signal and a second selecting signal. The at least two isolation modules are coupled to the first electronic device, the second electronic device, and the decision circuit and configured to switch a master-slave relationship between the first electronic device and the second electronic device according to the first selecting signal and the second selecting signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Yi-Chang Wu
  • Patent number: 10036683
    Abstract: An acousto-microwave system to determine a mass M of gas disposed in a vessel includes: a microwave transmitter disposed on the vessel to transmit microwave radiation inside the vessel, a portion of the microwave radiation occurring at a microwave resonance of the vessel; a microwave receiver disposed on the vessel to receive microwave radiation communicated through an interior of the vessel from the microwave transmitter; an acoustic transmitter disposed on the vessel to transmit acoustic radiation inside the vessel, a portion of the acoustic radiation occurring at an acoustic resonance of the gas in the vessel; and an acoustic receiver disposed on the vessel to receive acoustic radiation communicated through the gas from the acoustic transmitter. The mass M of the gas is determined by analyzing the microwave radiation received by the microwave receiver and the acoustic radiation received by the acoustic receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
    Inventors: Michael R. Moldover, Keith A. Gillis, James B. Mehl
  • Patent number: 10035023
    Abstract: A method of utilizing automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) includes receiving a cardiac emergency alert including a position of the alert at an AED deployment coordinating system connected to an AED network. The deployment coordinating system communicates AED network interface devices and client devices via the AED network and identifies for deployment to the position of the cardiac emergency. The cardiac emergency alert is transmitted to the AED network interface devices associated with the identified AEDs. Information pertaining to the cardiac emergency alert is then displayed on a display of the AED network interface device including the position of the cardiac emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Samarjit Das
  • Patent number: 10031184
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for the detection and diagnosis of faults in running electric machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Empresas Publicas de Medellin E.S.P.
    Inventors: Raúl Esteban Jimenez Mejia, Guillermo León Mesa Betancur
  • Patent number: 10033923
    Abstract: A motorized camera captures images of an object detected within one or more of its detection areas. The motorized camera moves or repositions its movable imaging device to target various locations, and captures one or more images including the object and before, during, or as the imaging device is moved. One or more sensors monitor the detection areas for the object and identify the detection area at which the object is present. Various operations of the motorized camera can be conditioned on specific circumstances or environmental conditions relevant to image capture or the operation of the motorized camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Duco Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard Unger
  • Patent number: 10033074
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved non-contacting rotary joints for the transmission of electrical signals across an interface defined between two relatively-movable members. The improved non-contacting rotary joints broadly include: a signal source (A) operatively arranged to provide a high-speed digital data output signal; a controlled-impedance differential transmission line (C) having a source gap (D) and a termination gap (E); a power divider (B) operatively arranged to receive the high-speed digital data output signal from the signal source, and to supply it to the source gap of the controlled-impedance differential line; a near-field probe (G) arranged in spaced relation to the transmission line for receiving a signal transmitted across the interface; and receiving electronics (H) operatively arranged to receive the signal received by the probe; and wherein the rotary joint exhibits an ultra-wide bandwidth frequency response capability up to 40 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Moog Inc.
    Inventor: Donnie S. Coleman
  • Patent number: 10008104
    Abstract: An output interface circuit for a security panel. The output interface circuit includes an output switch for activating one or more output devices in response to a control signal from a port controller. The output interface circuit also includes an overload detection circuit for deactivating the one or more output devices in response to determining that a magnitude of a voltage associated with the one or more output devices exceeds an overload threshold voltage. The overload detection circuit comprises a protection switch for rendering the output switch non or less conductive thereby preventing damage to the output switch and possibly deactivating the one or more output devices when the voltage associated with the one or more output devices exceeds the overload threshold voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventor: Aurel Cojocaru
  • Patent number: 9975244
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer readable media are provided for generating updated robot actuator trajectories in response to violation of torque constraints and/or other constraints in previously generated robot actuator trajectories. A real-time trajectory generator is used to generate trajectories for actuators of a robot based on a current motion state of the actuators, a target motion state of the actuators, and kinematic motion constraints of the actuators. The generated trajectory of each of the actuators is analyzed to determine whether a violation of at least one additional constraint occurs. In response to determining violation(s) of the additional constraint, one or more new kinematic motion constraints of the actuators are determined based on the violation(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: X DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Umashankar Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 9916701
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of performing a task on a system on a platform. A task script is received by a data processing system on the platform. The task script identifies task steps for performing the task on the system. The task script is run by the data processing system to perform the task on the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ian Gareth Angus, Olga C. Walker
  • Patent number: 9899022
    Abstract: An output information generator generates abstract output information unrelated to the types of outputters according to information from an input unit. Semantic interpreters of the outputters generate pieces of embodied output information from the abstract output information on the basis of monitor results from status monitors which monitor the operating statuses of the corresponding outputters. Processing performers perform processes corresponding to the pieces of embodied output information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keigo Kawashima, Takahiro Otsuka, Tadashi Yamaura
  • Patent number: 9847440
    Abstract: An aspect of present invention is to provide a temperature control system for a solar cell module, capable of controlling a solar cell module to maintain a proper temperature, the temperature control system comprises: a temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature of the solar cell module; a fluid tube having therein a path along which a temperature controlling fluid flows; a pump configured to supply a temperature controlling fluid which flows along the fluid tube; and an inverter configured to drive the pump such that the temperature controlling fluid is supplied, if the current temperature of the solar cell module is not lower than the pre-stored first pump driving reference temperature, or if the current temperature of the solar cell module is not higher than the pre-stored second pump driving reference temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Jin Jang
  • Patent number: 9817061
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for detecting sensor wiring faults. A difference is determined between a high voltage and a low voltage. The high voltage and the low voltage are both related to a sensor that includes a high-voltage wire and a low-voltage wire. A determination is made whether the difference has dropped based on a low-voltage threshold. After determining that the difference has dropped, a fault in the high-voltage wire is indicated. A determination is made whether the difference has risen based on a high-voltage threshold, where the low-voltage threshold is less than the high-voltage threshold. After determining that the difference has risen, a fault in the low-voltage wire is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Glenn R. Reese, Joseph A. Schneider
  • Patent number: 9772383
    Abstract: A system a vehicle battery tester configured to test at least one condition of a vehicle battery and to transmit battery condition information relating to the at least one condition of the vehicle battery to a server. The system also includes the server, which is configured to receive the battery condition information from the vehicle battery tester and to transmit, to a consumer, a report generated based at least in part on the battery condition information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Carlo, Dale A. Gospodarek
  • Patent number: 9763610
    Abstract: A medical monitoring unit for continuously monitoring a glucose value and a lactate value is provided. The monitoring unit comprises: a display unit, a first unit adapted to: receive a glucose/lactate/pyruvate signal based on a measured glucose/lactate/pyruvate value, transform the glucose signal into a graphically displayable glucose/lactate/pyruvate signal, and transmit the graphically displayable glucose/lactate/pyruvate signal to the display unit of the monitoring unit, and a second unit adapted to: receive a glucose/lactate/pyruvate signal based on a measured glucose/lactate/pyruvate value, transform the glucose/lactate/pyruvate signal into a graphically displayable glucose/lactate/pyruvate signal, and transmit the graphically displayable glucose/lactate/pyruvate signal to the display unit of the monitoring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: MAQUET CRITICAL CARE MB
    Inventors: Anton Karlsson, Anders Carlsson, Andreas Broman
  • Patent number: 9763613
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for identifying at least one attribute of a user. An attention level of the user is determined with the identified at least one attribute. The attention level of the user is analyzed. An action of the user is classified as an attention deficiency event using the analyzed attention level of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Questionmark Computing Limited
    Inventors: Eric Shepherd, John Kleeman
  • Patent number: 9750238
    Abstract: Described are systems for (a) monitoring real-time animal activity in an area of interest using computer aided image comparison of a real-time image of the area and reference images of animals of interest and (b) providing informed alerts to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Kenneth Huffman, Daniel David Jordan, Chadwick Jason Zalkin
  • Patent number: 9718563
    Abstract: A requirement capture device for a centralized maintenance system for aircraft is composed of a means for capturing and parametrizing the various characteristics of the centralized maintenance system. It allows the various parties to the fine tuning of the CMS system to define the data set specific to their domain in a common framework. User profiles are defined for each of the users affording them configuration possibilities specific to their domain. After validation of the parameters input, a configuration file is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Pascal Marestin, Laurent Laval, Christian Albouy
  • Patent number: 9713454
    Abstract: A computed tomography (CT) imaging modality includes a stator and a rotor that rotates relative to the stator. The CT imaging modality includes a radiation source and a detector array for detecting at least some of the radiation. A first data communication component is coupled to the stator or the rotor for transmitting data between the stator and the rotor. The first data communication component includes a first circuit board assembly including a first conductive layer and a first dielectric layer and a second circuit board assembly including a second conductive layer and a second dielectric layer. The second conductive layer of the second circuit board assembly faces the first conductive layer of the first circuit board assembly. An insulating layer is disposed between the first conductive layer of the first circuit board assembly and the second conductive layer of the second circuit board assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: ANALOGIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter Daniel Shippen
  • Patent number: 9715812
    Abstract: A motor-driven screwdriver operation information indicator is retrofittable to a motor-driven screwdriver to indicate information related to an operation of the motor-driven screwdriver. An indicator housing of the operation information indicator is secured to a supporting and securing member configured to be secured to an outer peripheral surface of a screwdriver housing of the motor-driven screwdriver, thereby holding the indicator housing at a rear position of a rear end portion of the motor-driven screwdriver. An indication control circuit disposed in the indicator housing is connected to at least one of a motor-driven screwdriver drive control circuit and an external control circuit to receive a signal from the circuit connected thereto. The indication control circuit transmits a signal related to an operation of the motor-driven screwdriver on the basis of the received signal and indicates information related to the operation of the motor-driven screwdriver on an operation information indicating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: NITTO KOHKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Hita
  • Patent number: 9715549
    Abstract: Aspects of adaptive topic marker navigation are described. According to one feature, an adaptive topic is established and associated with a marker. The adaptive topic may be initially established based on a user's history of browsing activity. Over time, a change in status associated with the adaptive topic is monitored. The change in status may be associated with a change in purchase history of the user, a change in geographic location of the user, or a change in content associated with the active topic, for example. In response to the change in status, a query associated with the adaptive topic may be updated and performed, to provide an updated collection of content for the adaptive topic. In another feature, a navigation page including static and active topic markers may be reorganized over time according to a relevancy of adaptive topics, to provide an adaptive navigation page for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Frank Hill
  • Patent number: 9707670
    Abstract: A motor-driven screwdriver accessory is externally attached to a motor-driven screwdriver body. The body has a drive control circuit disposed in a screwdriver housing, a power supply cord connected to the drive control circuit and extended through a first power supply cord holding hole, and a securing annular member secured to the outer periphery of the power supply cord. The accessory has a housing having a second power supply cord holding hole sized to allow the securing annular member to be engagingly secured thereto. The first power supply cord holding hole has a size allowing formation of a clearance between the first power supply cord holding hole and the power supply cord in a state where the power supply cord securing annular member is secured to the second power supply cord holding hole, thereby enabling a signal line from the drive control circuit to be routed through the clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Nitto Kohki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Hita
  • Patent number: 9685067
    Abstract: System, methods, and devices may provide alerts, such as emergency alerts, using machine-to-machine communications. A method may include receiving a state of a mammal associated with a device, receiving a state of an environment that is approximate to the location of the mammal associated with the device, determining a likelihood of a harmful activity based on the aforementioned states, and automatically sending alert message based on the determined likelihood of the harmful activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 9658741
    Abstract: A measuring device comprises a control unit, a measuring unit, a display unit and an input unit. The measuring unit comprises a plurality of functional units and a connection unit configured for selectively connecting the plurality of functional units. The control unit is configured to control the display unit to display a plurality of function blocks each corresponding to at least one functional unit. The input unit is configured to allow a user to select one of the plurality of function blocks. The control unit is configured, after a function block is selected by the user, to control the display unit to display possible connections of the selected function block to further function blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Pauly, Thomas Braunstorfinger, Angela Rieger, Gerald Tietscher
  • Patent number: 9640052
    Abstract: A home intellectual positioning system for use in a house, the system includes a power supply, a sound sensor, a thermal sensor, an identification unit and an intellectual processor. The sound sensor is provided for detecting and tracking a sonic wave of a home member to generate a sonic wave value. The thermal sensor is provided for detecting and tracking a body temperature of the home member to generate a body temperature value. The identification unit is provided for storing sonic wave information and body temperature information of a plurality of home members. The intellectual processor is interconnected to the identification unit, and to compare the sonic wave value of the sound sensor with the sonic wave information and the body temperature value of the thermal sensor with the body temperature information to identify which home member stays in the house.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Wen-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 9619478
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method to compress log messages is disclosed. The method starts with maintaining a log reference table having a plurality of log reference entries, each containing a string of characters to be recited repeatedly during logging of messages. In response to a request for logging a log message initiated from an application, the method creates a compressed log message entry in a compressed log file. The compressed log message entry includes: a time stamp indicating the time the log message being created; a log reference identifier identifying one of the plurality of log reference entries without reciting a corresponding string of characters of the log reference entry, where the one of the plurality of log reference entries contains one or more variable indications; and a log variable portion associated with the log message, where the log variable portion contains a part of the log message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Pranay Singh, Srikanta Shivanna
  • Patent number: 9594568
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method enables Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) progress code based thermal control during start-up of an information handling system. A start-up thermal control sub-system detects each BIOS progress code provided during a boot loading operation of the information handling system and determines whether a detected BIOS progress code has an associated cooling level requirement that is different from a current cooling level provided by one or more cooling devices of the information handling system. In response to the detected BIOS progress code having an associated cooling level requirement that is different from the current cooling level provided by the one or more cooling devices, the one or more cooling devices are triggered to adjust the current cooling level to a next pre-established cooling level associated with the detected BIOS progress code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Hasnain Shabbir, Dinesh Kunnathur Ragupathi
  • Patent number: 9596157
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for monitoring server stability based on a stability time specification of a server includes specifying a stability time for the server, wherein the stability time is defined as a time between a starting state of the server and a stability point of the server. The server activity is monitored by an availability manager to determine an availability status of the server. Responsive to the server activity progressing to the stability point within the stability time, an embodiment determines that the server is stable. Responsive to the server activity failing to progress to the stability point within the stability time, an embodiment determines that the server is unreliable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert M. Abrams, Nicholas C. Matsakis, Daniel Nieves, Anthony T. Sofia
  • Patent number: 9574943
    Abstract: An indicator light detection system includes a detection module and a processing module. The detection module is configured to sense a color of a first indicator light to receive a first color signal. The detection module is further configured to output a first detection signal corresponding to the first color signal. The processing module includes a resolving unit, a comparison unit, and a display unit. The resolving unit is configured to resolve the first detection signal to a first detection value. The comparison unit is configured to compare the first detection value with a first reference value. The display unit is configured to display information when the first detection value is equal to the first reference value. An indicator light detection method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Ying Gong, Chun-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9568502
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to providing visual analytics of spatial time series data. In example embodiments, sensors may be located at regions within a building for collecting sensor data at regular time intervals. A sensor hierarchy can be generated including sensor nodes that are hierarchically arranged according to a physical infrastructure of the building, where each of the sensor nodes corresponds to a sensor. Sensor data can be obtained from the sensors, and a pixel calendar tree can be generated based on the sensor data and the sensor hierarchy, where the pixel calendar tree is recursively subdivided into tree portions according to a proportion of the sensor data attributable to each of the sensors. The pixel calendar tree can be displayed, where each of the tree portions includes time series sensor data of a corresponding region that is generated based on the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Ming C Hao, Halldor Janetzko, Manish Marwah, Umeshwar Dayal, Meichun Hsu, Daniel Keim
  • Patent number: 9564027
    Abstract: An optical element conveying human-discernible information to a user has its brightness modulated to also convey machine-discernible information to an optical detector. A frame section in which a bit of data can be conveyed begins at a falling edge of a preceding frame section corresponding to the brightness of the optical element decreasing to a low level. At a first predetermined point within the frame section, if the bit of data is logic one, the brightness is increased to a high level, corresponding to a rising edge. At a later, second predetermined point within the frame section, if the bit of data is logic zero, the brightness is increased to the high level, corresponding to the rising edge. At the end of the frame section, the brightness is decreased to the low level, corresponding to a falling edge of the frame section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Rong Eric Ao, Donald Richard Dignam, Jian Meng, Georges Pierre Turcotte
  • Patent number: 9565583
    Abstract: A monitoring device includes a transmitting unit, a receiving unit, and a determining unit. The transmitting unit transmits, to a plurality of base stations, instructions on mutual monitoring among the base stations. The receiving unit receives, from a base station that has detected abnormality of a base station serving as a monitoring target in accordance with the instruction among the base stations, information indicating a base station determined as having abnormality. The determining unit determines a level of a fault that has occurred in the base station indicated by the information received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Sasai
  • Patent number: 9536406
    Abstract: A regional monitoring system in communication with a plurality of locally displaced detectors can implement a fusion of inputs from a variety of additional non-system devices. The monitoring system includes a wireless receiver or transceiver enabling the system to detect local traffic from the non-system devices, such as sensors. Information received from such non-system devices can be combined with information from system detectors to initiate activity on other networks, to energize actuators, or to activate system detectors that normally reside in a low energy inactive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Sheflin, Kenneth L. Addy, Aravind Padmanabhan
  • Patent number: 9502887
    Abstract: A measuring system having at least one field device with at least one display apparatus, wherein the display apparatus is embodied for displaying data, information and diagnostic reports of the field device, wherein the field device is supplied with voltage via a voltage input. A monitoring system is provided, which monitors the voltage at the voltage input and recognizes a voltage reduction, and the field device is embodied to execute a service program, which performs steps to shut down the field device in the case of a detected voltage reduction, characterized in that the service program is embodied, in the case of a detected voltage reduction, to show on the display apparatus a diagnostic report, which describes the state of the field device. The invention relates further to a method for operating the measuring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Florian Fetz, Martin Lohmann
  • Patent number: 9497045
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a communication system includes a mobile communication device and a communication device. The mobile communication device includes: a position information acquiring unit configured to acquire its own position information; and a communication unit configured to transmit the position information and an emergency signal. The communication device is configured to display, when detecting that the emergency signal and the position information of the mobile communication device are transmitted from the mobile communication device, the position information of the mobile communication device and its own position information on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoaki Miyano, Satoshi Mizuta
  • Patent number: 9477573
    Abstract: A method of monitoring the level of performance of a software application running on a network-attached computing device, comprises monitoring information exchange at least one station on the network; measuring at least two performance indicator metrics, such as delay, jitter, loss, response time, throughput, goodput, and object size; and deriving an indicator parameter from a non-linear combination of the indicator metrics. A transformation may be applied to each indicator metric to obtaining a corresponding derived value, and the derived values then additively combined, to obtain the said indicator parameter. The transformation has a first region in which the derived value depends relatively weakly on the corresponding metric, and a second region, in which the derived value depends relatively strongly on the corresponding metric. A score value may be entered by a user, indicative of the user's perception of the performance of the software application, and compared with the derived indicator parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ACTUAL EXPERIENCE PLC
    Inventors: David John Page, Rupert Lawrence Grantham Ogilvie, Jonathan Michael Pitts
  • Patent number: 9462420
    Abstract: An antenna pairing system includes a mobile communication platform (MCP) and a prediction system to determine geographic boundaries where particular pairs of antennas aboard the MCP and their respective data bearers should be activated or deactivated along a predicted course and heading for the MCP. The system manages network connectivity for the MCP in real-time and to alter antenna pairing in response to the determined geographical boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: EMC SatCom Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Robert M Wise