Condition Responsive Indicating System Patents (Class 340/500)
  • 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
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    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: 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
    Assignee: THALES MANAGEMENT & SERVICES DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Scott Hauswald, Holger Neufeldt
  • 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
    Assignee: EAGLE EYE NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Dean Drako, Steven Roskowski
  • 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
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    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
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    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
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    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
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    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
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    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: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew Daniel Correnti, Charles Richard Alpert, Aaron Lee Roberts
  • Patent number: 10504036
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computerized apparatus and computer program product, the method comprising: obtaining data measured by one or more sensors; segmenting the data into a plurality of sliding windows; extracting one or more features from each of the plurality of sliding windows; analyzing, by a machine learning process, the extracted features to determine, for each sliding window, an activity detection in the sliding window; and determining an activity detection result in the data to be positive responsive to activity detection by the machine learning process in at least a number M of sliding windows out of a number N of consecutive sliding windows, wherein M>1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lior Limonad, Nir Mashkif, Segev E Wasserkrug, Alexander Zadorojniy, Sergey Zeltyn
  • Patent number: 10482322
    Abstract: A monitor apparatus includes a camera that captures a three-dimensional image and an image processing device that processes the output signal of the camera. A part of an image capturing region of the camera is set as a monitor region. The image processing device includes a region setting unit that sets a plurality of spatial regions by dividing the monitor region. The region setting unit divides the monitor region at a plurality of cutting planes radially extending from the camera serving as a start point. The region setting unit sets the spatial region on one end as a precaution region and sets the spatial region on the other end as a limit region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Takahashi, Atsushi Watanabe, Minoru Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10455280
    Abstract: A method and system for providing on-site content delivery and on-demand content access. The method comprising recording digital media content on a DMR device, managing distribution of the digital media content to one or more remote devices, automatically distributing the digital media content to the one or more remote devices, the distributed digital media content configured for local hosting at the one or more remote devices, and monitoring consumption of the digital media content distributed to the one or remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIAPOINTE, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Villoria, Remco Treffkorn, Kevin Bergner, James P Block
  • Patent number: 10447491
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing a security system are described. A remote device located external to a premises may be in communication with a security system and a gateway device located at the premises. A heartbeat signal may be sent to the remote device. The remote device may send one or messages based on a failure of the heartbeat signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Dawes, Chris Decenzo, Carolyn Wales
  • Patent number: 10345778
    Abstract: A waveform display device is provided that extracts data of a required portion from data outputted from a numerical control. A waveform display device includes: a data acquisition part that acquires a predetermined type of data from output data outputted from a numerical control; a condition determination part that determines a start condition and end condition for extracting partial data from the predetermined type of data based on information from the numerical control; a data extraction part that extracts the partial data corresponding to the start condition and end condition from the predetermined type of data; and a waveform display part that displays the partial data extracted as a waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi Tezuka
  • Patent number: 10341684
    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: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Eagle Eye Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Drako, Steven Roskowski
  • Patent number: 10325421
    Abstract: A system for monitoring aircraft operational messages is provided. The system includes a computing device including a processor in communication with a memory. The computing device is programmed to receive a plurality of historical messages for a plurality of aircraft. Each message of the plurality of historical messages is a message from one of the plurality of aircraft. The computing device is also programmed to receive a plurality of historical maintenance operations performed on the plurality of aircraft, compare the plurality of historical messages to the plurality of historical maintenance operations to determine at least one message type associated with at least one maintenance operation type, and generate a plurality of message type correlations between message types and maintenance operation types based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Tsai-Ching Lu, Nigel Stepp, Franz David Betz
  • Patent number: 10324779
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for determining whether a computing node is in a normal or an abnormal condition based on its characteristics relative to those of other computing nodes. In embodiments, log files for the computing node are used to develop a state model of the computing node, and where the state model differs between two similar computing nodes, an abnormality is identified. In other embodiments, characteristics about computing nodes (e.g., CPU resources used) are used to cluster those computing nodes, and those computing nodes that lie outside of a cluster are identified as abnormal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Bellingan, Atle Jorgensen
  • 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