Condition Responsive Indicating System Patents (Class 340/500)
  • Patent number: 11828657
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides various technical solutions to technical problems facing automated solutions in building energy audit applications. These solutions leverage heat loss quantification to improve a building's thermal performance and improve or optimize its energy usage. The technical solutions described herein provide various advantages. These solutions include application of deep-learning methods to segment large thermal imagery data sets from a drone. The technical solutions described herein provide improved building thermal efficiency determination using multiple stages of computations to quantify the heat loss for a building envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: University of North Dakota
    Inventor: Prakash Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 11826579
    Abstract: A system and method for applying a low strength, low frequency magnetic field therapy to biological tissues. A coil is excited with a low frequency oscillating current, e.g., 10-1000 Hz. The coil is, e.g., 5-200 turns, having a diameter of 2-20 mm, and produces a magnetic field strength of about 0.01-5 mTelsa at a distance of 1 cm from the coil, or a cover over the coil, into the tissue. The current is preferably controlled by a smartphone or other programmable device controlled by a downloadable app in accordance with a PEMF program which may be separately downloaded or updated, and may be provided through an audio jack. Alternately, a digital interface and/or wireless interface may control the current. An app on the smartphone may be used to control the frequency, amplitude/envelope modulation, waveform, duration, etc. of the oscillation. The coil may be in mineral housing with a simple filter, and TRRS-type audio jack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Mannavibes Inc.
    Inventor: Francis Hochstenbach
  • Patent number: 11812389
    Abstract: A thermal management method is applicable to a wireless communication apparatus. The wireless communication apparatus includes at least a wireless communication module, a heat source set, a thermally conductive assembly, a heat-dissipating fin assembly, and a cooling fan. The thermally conductive assembly is connected to the wireless communication module and the heat source set. The heat-dissipating fin assembly is connected to the thermally conductive assembly and arranged corresponding to the heat source set or the wireless communication module. The cooling fan normally operates at a first rotational speed for cooling to the heat-dissipating fin assembly. Upon the raising of a temperature value of the wireless communication apparatus, the method is to raise the first rotational speed to a second rotational speed, switch down the power consumption of the heat source set, and execute an event trigger, so as to maintain the temperature value within a proper temperature range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Inventors: Ching-Hsun Huang, Tse-Hsien Liao, Po-Jen Shih
  • Patent number: 11769392
    Abstract: Methods of and devices for automatically reducing and/or eliminating false alarms to the call centers are disclosed. The method of reducing a false alarm notification to a call center can comprise receiving a triggered event notification on a mobile device, requesting a user to unlock the mobile device, and requesting the user to confirm a triggered alarm or dismiss the trigger notification using the mobile device using a non-GUI based user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: INSTANT CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Allen Darling, Fong-Min Chang, Chih-Cheng Tai
  • Patent number: 11747513
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus for detecting a target object influenced by a process or formed in the process includes a sensor unit and an evaluation device. The sensor unit detects the target object in a detection zone of the sensor unit and generates a sensor signal that can be influenced by the target object. The evaluation device processes the sensor signal as a first input variable and generates an output signal, which indicates the detection of the target object, in dependence on the sensor signal. The evaluation device further processes a process parameter of the process, which acts on the target object, or a target object parameter, which characterizes the target object and is influenced by the process, as a respective further input variable and to generate the output signal in dependence on the process parameter and/or the target object parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Inventors: Jens Ottnad, Dennis Wolf, Kevin Lutz, Christoph Blömker, Michael Burger, Peter Steurer, Günter Hirt, Stefan Kienzler
  • Patent number: 11741819
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, methods, and media for connecting a user for providing emergency assistance based on emergency alerts from triggering devices such as voice or sound triggered emergency alerts. In some cases, the location of the emergency is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventors: Henry Katz, Zvika Ferentz, Jeffrey Sternberg, Nicholas Edward Horelik, William Thomas Guthrie
  • Patent number: 11724645
    Abstract: A system warning the driver of a mass transit vehicle that at least one pedestrian is within an injury risk zone adjacent the mass transit vehicle. The system includes a vibration generator in or on the driver's seat of the mass transit vehicle, functionally associated with a motion sensor and an associated timer commencing sensing of pedestrian motion toward the vehicle for a predetermined duration immediately after the boarding door has been closed in preparation for departure from the boarding zone. Any such pedestrian motion toward the vehicle sensed by the motion sensor within a first risk zone adjacent the vehicle stimulates the first vibration generator to generate a first tactile signaling output perceptible by the driver sitting on the driver's seat for notification of the pedestrian motion in the first risk zone. The vibratory notification may be combined with motion-stimulated visual warning output on a monitor and/or auditory alarm output on a speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventor: Paul Abernathy
  • Patent number: 11524404
    Abstract: A robot system can include a main body; a manipulator installed on the main body; a sensor configured to detect an object approaching a restricted region including the manipulator; a camera configured to monitor the restricted region and the object approaching the restricted region; a storage configured to store a material for an operation of the manipulator, the storage including an inlet for receiving the material; a remaining amount sensor configured to detect an amount of the material remaining in the storage; and a controller configured to change the restricted region based on at least one of a result of detection of the remaining amount sensor and image information of the camera, and in response to the sensor detecting that the object is within the restricted region, stop manipulation of the manipulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Chulho Shin, Sunggil Park, Changeui Shin, Seyul Son
  • Patent number: 11280582
    Abstract: A device mountable on a pistol holster configured for detecting when a pistol is removed from the holster and, when removed, for activating a controller to receive, process, and record in memory audio signals from a microphone and to receive, process, and record in memory motion and compass direction signals. A connector is provided for transferring signal data to an external device configured with software for analyzing the acoustical characteristic of gunshots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: James Clinton Estes, III, Roger Forrester
  • Patent number: 11206520
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for registering and monitoring a status of a plurality of units of an in-flight entertainment system disposed within a vehicle. Using a portable computing device, each of the units can be registered with the server by reading a unique machine-readable identifier disposed on or near each unit. The identifier could be a barcode or other indicia or a NFC tag, for example. Location information about each unit can also be obtained via manual input or by reading a second identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Safran Passenger Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Rochau, Christian Kissling
  • Patent number: 11202188
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for determining an evacuation destination for an evacuee. The method comprises generating a plurality of clusters for a geographical region based on data received from a plurality of mobile devices and determining the demographics for the geographical region based on generated plurality of clusters. Receiving a request for an evacuation destination from an evacuee mobile device and selecting the evacuation destination from a plurality of evacuation destination based on the demographics of the evacuee and the demographics of the geographical region. Transmitting the selected evacuation destination to the evacuee mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Shikhar Kwatra, John D. Wilson, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11184588
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for surveillance via an imaging system within an enclosure. The enclosure is capable of being mounted to any number of locations such as light poles, power poles, buildings, awnings, and overhangs. The imaging system is capable of recording to local storage, provide live images or also transmitting lower quality images or video clips based on additional sensors such as motion sensors. The imaging system can transmit the images or video clips over a network connection that can include cellular or other wired or wireless connectivity. The apparatus and system can be powered by any number of sources including AC, DC, solar and wind energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Dwight David Harms, Timothy Francis Hall
  • Patent number: 11150277
    Abstract: An electrical safety monitoring system is provided. The system includes an analog circuit having line inputs for hardwiring an L1, an L2, an L3, and a GND three-phase connections, the analog circuit configured to monitor if voltage exists between any two of the line inputs, a heartbeat circuit electrically connected to the analog circuit to provide a heartbeat signal indicative of voltage present on any of the line inputs, an isolated voltage source electrically connected to the heartbeat circuit to power the heartbeat circuit with a VDC+ and a VDC?, and a logic circuit in operative communication with the heartbeat circuit for monitoring input from the heartbeat circuit and decoding the input from the heart beat circuit. The isolated voltage source may be supplied by a programmable logic controller (PLC) and the logic circuit may be implemented within the same PLC as a function block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Grace Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Brown Allen, Mark Alan Hockert
  • Patent number: 11134057
    Abstract: In an example, a non-transitory machine-readable medium has instructions, which, when executed by a processor of a machine, cause the machine to perform operations including: (i) receiving a plurality of network messages transmitted within a communication network, (ii) analyzing the network messages to determine network traffic information, and (iii) determining, based on the network traffic information, a current system context from among a plurality of system contexts. Each system context indicates a respective aggregate status of devices in the communication network. The operations also include (iv) selecting, based on the current system context, a set of filtering rules from among a plurality of sets of filtering rules, (v) applying the selected set of filtering rules to the network messages to determine a subset of network messages that are acceptable for the current system context, and (vi) forwarding each network message of the subset to a destination of the network message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Hyun J Kim, Pape M. Sylla
  • Patent number: 11080948
    Abstract: An aircraft fault detection system including at least one aircraft data logging device that captures a collection of time-series flight data, from at least one aircraft subsystem, for at least one flight leg of an aircraft flight, and an aircraft controller coupled to the at least one aircraft data logging device. The aircraft controller groups the collections of time-series flight data into a plurality of test states, the plurality of test states being determined from a plurality of training states and one or more of the test states is different from other test states in the plurality of test states, generates at least one test transition matrix based on the plurality of test states and determine anomalous behavior of the at least one aircraft subsystem based on the at least one test transition matrix, and forecasts a fault within the at least one aircraft subsystem based on the anomalous behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Rashmi Sundareswara, Tsai-Ching Lu, Franz D. Betz
  • Patent number: 11030828
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method for automatically creating aircraft maintenance records and work logs during aircraft maintenance operations is disclosed. The method comprises retrieving, using a processor, fault data, testing data, maintenance data, and status data regarding line replaceable units (LRUs) on an aircraft via a central maintenance computer (CMC) on the aircraft; automatically collecting from a remote terminal on the aircraft data regarding maintenance operations performed using the remote terminal; automatically recording, by the processor, in a maintenance database the fault data, testing data, maintenance data, status data, and data regarding maintenance operations performed using the remote terminal; and automatically populating, by the processor using data in the maintenance database, information in a plurality of fields in a maintenance work log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kashyap Amit, Rohini Sabnis, Sadguni Venkataswamy
  • Patent number: 11012421
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved systems, methods, and computer program products that use a cluster-based probability model to perform anomaly detection, where the clusters are based upon entities and interactions that exist in content management platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventor: Kave Eshghi
  • Patent number: 11002630
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining sensor or infrastructure placement in a fluid network, for determining an anomaly of interest in the fluid network, and for optimally determining sensor coverage in a fluid network, which are based on a model of the fluid network represented by a directed graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Jennifer F. Schumacher, Saber Taghaeeyan, Ronald D. Jesme, Andrew P. Bonifas, Nicholas G. Amell, Brock A. Hable, Golshan Golnari
  • Patent number: 11004328
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for alert management in instrumentation are disclosed. An example method includes generating a set of alerts within a process control instrument, processing the set of alerts to compare the set of alerts to known combinations of alerts, determining if one of the known combinations of alerts matches the set of alerts based on the comparison of the set of alerts to the known combinations of alerts, and identifying a recommended action instruction based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International LLC
    Inventors: Perry Keith Carter, Kenneth Eugene Hall, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10994494
    Abstract: A method for installing a sensor onto an inner surface of a tire is generally disclosed. The method includes robotically deglazing at least a portion of the inner surface of the tire, defining a preconditioned surface. The sensor is robotically selected and a target surface of the sensor is cleaned. An adhesive is applied to at least a portion of the target surface of the sensor. In some embodiments, the adhesive is applied to a portion of the preconditioned surface. The sensor is robotically positioned, wherein the target surface of the sensor abuts the preconditioned surface. A wet-out operation is performed, wherein a predetermined pressure is applied to the sensor for a predetermined period of time to affix the sensor to the preconditioned surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Android Industries LLC
    Inventors: Barry A. Clark, Donald Graham Straitiff, Lawrence J. Lawson, Joshua James Hicks, Christopher Michael Bulliner, Anthony Willard Pierce
  • Patent number: 10977925
    Abstract: Displaying an indicator of a usage of hygiene equipment by one or more operators, the system including a first receiving section configured to receive usage data from an equipment sensor arrangement, said usage data indicating a usage of said hygiene equipment; a calculation section configured to determine, based on said usage data said indicator; and an output section configured to provide display data to a display unit based on said indicator, said display unit being arranged so as to convey said display data to said one or more operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Håkan Lindström, Jenny Logenius
  • Patent number: 10926409
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a walking robot includes a robot body, multiple legs attached to and extending from the body, at least one leg including a pivot joint having an initial zero position and a foot that is adapted to contact a ground surface, wherein force applied to the foot because of contact with the ground causes the leg to pivot about the pivot joint, and an angular position sensor associated with the pivot joint and configured to measure a pivot angle through which the leg has pivoted about the pivot joint, the angle being related to the force applied to the foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventor: Luther Robert Palmer
  • Patent number: 10909584
    Abstract: A system for adjusting a relevance weight value for a content item is described. The system comprises a content delivery module configured to deliver a plurality of content items to a device via a network. The content items are displayed on the device. A content storage module is configured to store a relevance weight value and a location in association with each content item. A location detection module is configured to determine a location of the wireless device. A user provides a feedback input for a content item. The relevance weight value associated with the location and the content item is adjusted according to the feedback input provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEXRF CORP.
    Inventors: Michael A. Kerr, David Stewart
  • Patent number: 10891693
    Abstract: A method for evaluating fraudulent data in a Usage Based Insurance (UBI) system, includes retrieving trip data for a driver from a database. A processor on a computer determines tough context incidents in the trip data. Driving behavior of the driver during said tough context incidents is compared with driving behavior of other drivers during similar tough context incidents. The trip data is identified as potentially fraudulent if the driver's driving behavior is better by a predetermined amount compared to the other drivers' driving behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: He Yuan Huang, Ning Duan, Zhi Hu Wang, Kai Li
  • Patent number: 10878357
    Abstract: The methods and systems described herein attempt to address the above-mentioned need by providing an algorithm and software capability to automatically detect and assess “natural experiments” that exist in any underlying dataset. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for identifying an experiment to use in an analysis of a business initiative comprises storing, by a computer, a set of historical data regarding entities in a business network; receiving, by the computer, a selection of inputs for the historical data; detecting, by the computer, a natural experiment based upon changes in the discretized historical data; and outputting, by the computer, a report of a detected experiment from the discretized historical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Predictive Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Rosenman, Aaron Silverman, Vrushali Paunikar, Alan Li, Mark D'Agostino, Andrew Crewson, Michael Monteiro, Scott Ings
  • Patent number: 10852796
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, methods, and/or processes may query information handling systems (IHSs) for respective power consumption levels; may determine an amount of power utilized by the IHSs from the power consumption levels; may determine an integer number of power supply units (PSUs) based at least on the amount of power utilized by the IHSs; may determine that a number of operational PSUs changes; may determine that the number of operational PSUs is not at or above a threshold number; may determine if the number of operational PSUs is at or above the integer number of PSUs; if the number of operational PSUs is at or above the integer number of PSUs, may determine that the number of operational PSUs changes; and otherwise, may provide throttle down information to the IHSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Evan Messick, Kyle E. Cross
  • Patent number: 10847011
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for controlling the display of a gas detector. A method may comprise receiving sensed data from a plurality of sensors of the gas detector; displaying the received sensed data on a user interface of the gas detector, wherein the user interface comprises a display, and wherein the display includes information for more than one of the plurality of sensors; and changing the display to an alarm screen that includes only the alarm information, when the gas detector is in an alarm or alert mode. A gas detector configured to detect multiple gases may comprise a plurality of sensors configured to detect a plurality of gases and conditions, and a user interface comprising a display configured to display information received from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Alejandra Gonzalez Delgado
  • Patent number: 10831748
    Abstract: A method for sorting alarm-messages of a plant having at least one alarm-area each having at least two plant-devices connected by at least one connection, wherein the at least one alarm-area is defined so that the plant-devices and the respective connection provide a directed graph, involves: providing at least one database containing alarm-data and topology-data; wherein the topology-data describe a directed graph having at least one connection with a related flow direction between the respective plant-devices of the respective assigned alarm-area; generating at least one partly complete first alarm-order of the alarm-messages of the at least one alarm-area by sorting the alarm-messages according to the flow direction of the directed graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Mario Hoernicke, Martin Hollender, Steve Royston
  • Patent number: 10824971
    Abstract: A method and system may automatically detect failures and schedule repairs for home equipment in a smart home environment when the property owner is away from the property. A smart home controller may receive sensor data from each of several pieces of smart home equipment to detect whether any failures have occurred. If the smart home controller detects a failure in one of the pieces of smart home equipment based on the sensor data, the smart home controller may determine that a first piece of smart home equipment needs to be repaired based on a collective analysis of first and second sets of sensor data from the first piece of smart home equipment and a second piece of smart home equipment, respectively. Then the smart home controller may provide a control signal to the first piece of smart home equipment to shut down or limit operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Justin Davis, John Hailey, Edward P. Matesevac, III, Mark O'Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10818161
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for assisting with the commissioning and/or maintenance of a fire alarm and/or extinguishing control center (12) comprising a central control unit (30), a plurality of functional modules (14a-14g) and at least one data interface (36). A display unit (40) is connected to the central control unit (30) by means of the data interface (36), and an information mode which can be activated and deactivated is respectively assigned to each of the functional modules (14a-14g). Information is respectively stored for each of the functional modules (14a-14g), wherein, by activating the information mode of a functional module (14a-14g), the stored information relating to that functional module (14a-14g) whose information mode has been activated is displayed using the display unit (40) or tablet computer (44). The invention also relates to a system for carrying out the method and to a functional module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Minimax GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Detlef Mandelkau
  • Patent number: 10798342
    Abstract: A high definition surveillance video storage optimization system executes purging directives according to policy and retention meta data. Segments of video are purged from storage when thresholds of retention metrics are applied and when policy permits. Retention metrics are determined from acoustic sound energy, radiation energy, access control events, and movement. Policies reflect calendars and elapsed time, percentage of available storage, statutory and judicial mandates, and utility of the stored segments. Extrinsic sensor data and operations are recorded into non-transitory retention meta data stores. Metrics are transformed into retention flags at either time of recordation or time of purgation. Security file storage includes metadata about the environment acquired by sensors include doors, audio noise, object identification and tracking and inputs which influence retention or purging. A circuit filters for motion and stores metadata per segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Dean Drako, Steven Roskowski
  • Patent number: 10795016
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method and a base station for validating information regarding the position of a target-aircraft, the information contained in an ADS-B signal periodically broadcast by the target-aircraft, with the method being executed in the ADS-B base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Scott Hauswald, Holger Neufeldt
  • Patent number: 10787278
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining a vehicle, such as an aircraft. A plurality of maintenance messages generated during operation of the vehicle are stored to form a plurality of stored maintenance messages. The stored maintenance messages are filtered to remove from the stored maintenance messages those maintenance messages that are correlated to minimum equipment list actions to form filtered stored maintenance messages. A predicted maintenance message is generated from the filtered stored maintenance messages by applying a machine learning algorithm to the filtered stored maintenance messages. The predicted maintenance message may be used to perform a maintenance operation on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: David J. Huber, Nigel D. Stepp, Tsai-Ching Lu
  • Patent number: 10783258
    Abstract: A device mountable on a pistol holster configured for detecting when a pistol is removed from the holster and, when removed, for activating a controller to receive, process, and record in memory audio signals from a microphone and to receive, process, and record in memory motion and compass direction signals. A connector is provided for transferring signal data to an external device configured with software for analyzing the acoustical characteristic of gunshots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: James Clinton Estes, III, Roger Forrester
  • Patent number: 10775779
    Abstract: An operation information analyzer includes: an information collection unit 11 configured to collect event information on events that have occurred during operation of an apparatus 20 including a plurality of devices 21; an information analysis unit 12 configured to organize the collected event information to generate and store index values used to evaluate operation conditions of the apparatus 20; and an information presentation unit 13 configured to present the index values stored in the information analysis unit 12 to a user. The information analysis unit 12 generates the index values for each period sectioned based on a change in an operation state of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Hiromi Aota, Junya Iwasaki, Pradeepa Wevita, Takashi Sonoda
  • Patent number: 10776070
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device, control method, and program that can improve convenience of a speech recognition system by deciding an appropriate response output method in accordance with a current surrounding environment. A response to a speech from a user is generated, a response output method is decided in accordance with a current surrounding environment, and control is performed such that the generated response is output by using the decided response output method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Junki Ohmura
  • Patent number: 10748037
    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: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Edwin Behringer, Johnny H. Lee, Stephen David Bader, Hsiao-Lan Wang
  • Patent number: 10748401
    Abstract: A gas detection device has at least one functional device (1, 13), which is configured to receive radiation (10) passing through a defined monitoring area (4). At least one analysis unit (9, 19) is configured to detect and analyze a change in the received radiation (10). The received radiation (10) is based on the interaction of the radiation (10) with a gas present within the monitoring area (4). At least one camera (8) has a field of view (11) that at least partially detects the monitoring area (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Marcus Oertel, Wilfried Diekmann
  • Patent number: 10740990
    Abstract: A system and method for collecting and evaluating data associated with operation of a vehicle. Vehicle trajectory data associated with operation of a vehicle is received from a device configured to collect the vehicle trajectory data. The vehicle trajectory data comprises time-marked and location-marked speed data. The vehicle trajectory data is segmented into one or more segments. Each of the one or more segments represents a pattern of driver behavior. Event data is retrieved from one or more databases. The event data corresponds to a time associated with the time marking of the vehicle trajectory data and a location associated with the location marking of the vehicle trajectory data. The segments are correlated with the event data using the time and the location. The correlations are analyzed. Based on the analysis, associations between the vehicle trajectory data and the event data are determined. The associations represent a causal relationship between the segments and the event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
    Inventors: Robert B. Craig, SeyedSobhan MoosaviNejadDaryakenari
  • Patent number: 10731872
    Abstract: A water heating system includes a plurality of water heaters of which exhaust paths are connected in common to an exhaust path assembly, a control device configured for centralized control of the plurality of water heaters, and a non-volatile storage unit. The plurality of water heaters include control units configured to control hot water supply operations based on communication with the control device, respectively. The storage unit is configured to store information on the water heater of which control unit is recorded to have established communication with the control device. The control device turns off all of the plurality of water heaters when information on the water heater of which control unit has currently established communication with the control device does not match with the information stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Shinichi Okamoto, Takao Muko
  • Patent number: 10719540
    Abstract: Systems and methods for spotting keywords in data packets are provided. In particular, input data is received to be searched for occurrences of a set of patterns, the input data being divided into multiple segments. Then the input data and the patterns are assigned to first and second pattern matching algorithms, the first pattern matching algorithm is configured to search only within each of the segments, and the second pattern matching algorithm is configured to search across boundaries between adjacent segments. Then the input data is searched using the first and second pattern matching algorithms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Yitshak Yishay
  • Patent number: 10699126
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are provided for performing object recognition for video frames. For example, one or more video frames of a first video are obtained. The one or more video frames have a first resolution and include one or more objects. The one or more objects are detected in the one or more video frames of the first video based on object detection being performed on the one or more video frames. One or more video frames of a second video are also obtained. The one or more video frames of the second video also include the one or more objects and have a second resolution that is greater than the first resolution. An object recognition process is performed on the one or more video frames of the second video to recognize or identify the one or more objects detected in the one or more video frames of the first video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ronald Karyodisa, Pengjun Huang
  • Patent number: 10657860
    Abstract: A sensor information processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: an obtainment unit configured to obtain sensor information indicating a result of measurement performed by a sensor; a display control unit configured to perform control of displaying on a screen an icon indicating the sensor; and a determination unit configured to determine presence/absence of abnormality regarding the sensor information obtained by the obtainment unit, wherein in a state where the display control unit is performing control of selectively displaying on the screen the icon of the sensor having been designated, and when abnormality has been determined by the determination unit, the display control unit performs control of displaying on the screen a target icon irrespectively of presence/absence of designation thereof, the target icon being an icon of a sensor that corresponds to the sensor information for which abnormality has been determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Tsukasa Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10643080
    Abstract: A method of workplace safety for an industrial processing facility includes an AI and image processing-based work force safety system at a first time receiving image data from cameras viewing work zones including a first camera showing an individual in a first work zone. From the image data a current location of the individual is determined. A current minimum Personnel Protection Equipment (PPE) requirement is determined based on the current location by referencing a database having workplace environments with hazardous condition(s) including for the current location determining a current workplace environment having a current hazardous condition, and required PPEs for the current hazardous condition. The image data is analyzed to identify PPEs currently worn by the individual. When it is determined the individual is not currently meeting the PPE requirement by comparing the PPEs currently worn to the minimum PPE requirement, an alert is generated responsive to the unsafe condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Vishram Rokade, Jayaraj Karakunnath Puthanveetil
  • Patent number: 10603794
    Abstract: A robotics camera system includes a camera robot that is in wireless communication with a robot cloud server through a cloud network such as the Internet. A user having a mobile device desires to utilize a particular camera robot. The user mobile device may wirelessly communicate with the camera robot either directly or indirectly, through the cloud network. User interaction with the camera robot may be to initiate a photo session and/or to have the camera robot follow the user through a venue. In some embodiments the user initiates the interaction through a social media platform. In some embodiments the user initiates the interaction by utilizing a designated application that runs upon the user's mobile device. In some embodiments the user initiates the interaction with the use of a two-dimensional machine-readable code element. In some embodiments the user initiates an interaction with a plurality of robots that work collaboratively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Accel Robotics Corporation
    Inventors: Marius O. Buibas, Martin A. Cseh, Michael B. Maseda, Nicholas J. Morozovsky
  • Patent number: 10600303
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for method for automatically determining pet owner interaction with a pet are generally described herein. A method may include obtaining sensor data including pet behavior metrics from a sensor, aggregating the sensor data, and interpreting the aggregated sensor data to determine an engagement factor of a pet owner to a pet. The method may include outputting a report based on the engagement factor or the aggregated sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew F. Lamkin, Katherine P. Anthony, Bradford H. Needham
  • Patent number: 10601218
    Abstract: A power distribution system can include a controller and a set of power-using devices. Each power-using device in the set can include a sensor configured to measure a parameter and transmit a sensor signal representing the parameter to the controller, and the controller can respond to the transmitted sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventor: Arthur Vorwerk Radun
  • Patent number: 10588593
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an X-ray CT apparatus includes a fixed part, a rotating part, a detector, an A/D converter, a data transmitter, and a wireless transceiver. The rotating part is configured to be rotatably attached to the fixed part to rotate around a subject. The detector is arranged in the rotating part, and detects X-rays emitted from an irradiator and generates an analog signal. The A/D converter is arranged in the rotating part, and converts the analog signal to a digital signal. The data transmitter is arranged in the rotating part, and, upon receipt of the digital signal from the A/D converter, transmits the digital signal to a data receiver arranged in the fixed part. The wireless transceiver wirelessly transmits and receives signals in at least a part between the detector and the A/D converter or between the A/D converter and the data transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Medical Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10551047
    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: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel Robert Treible, Jr., Andrew Francis Scarlata, Joseph Michael Manahan
  • Patent number: 10514264
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device are disclosed for generating a map for use in safely navigating hazards detected at a property. One method may include actions of receiving a request for a safe path to a property occupant that is located inside the property, obtaining a floor plan of the property, obtaining real-time sensor data generated by one or more sensors installed at the property that includes (i) sensor data indicative of a hazard at the property and (ii) a current location of the property occupant, generating a map of the property based on (i) the obtained real-time sensor data and (ii) the obtained floor plan, determining a safe path between an exit of the property and the current location of the property occupant, and providing, for output on a user device, the map of the property that visually indicates the safe path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew Daniel Correnti, Charles Richard Alpert, Aaron Lee Roberts