With Particular System Function (e.g., Temperature Compensation, Calibration) Patents (Class 340/501)
  • Patent number: 10748399
    Abstract: A smoke detector dynamic range adjustment system includes a light emitting element for emitting light at a plurality of light output levels, the plurality of light output levels automatically adjusted by a controller when a saturation limit is approached. The system also includes a light receiving element for receiving light emitted from the light emitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AUTRONICA FIRE & SECURITY AS
    Inventors: Ole Martin Pedersen, Per Johan Vannebo, Fredleif Buaas-Hansen
  • Patent number: 10733860
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying and responding to a potential threat at a location monitored by a smart home system are provided. Such systems and methods can include a central system receiving a notification of a suspicious incident detected at the location and current data related to the suspicious incident from the smart home system, the central station analyzing the current data to confirm or reject the suspicious incident, when the central system confirms the suspicious incident, the central station determining whether the current data is indicative of a potential threat, and when the central station determines that the current data is indicative of the potential threat, the central station storing the current data for future use and initiating a security action to alleviate the potential threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Lokanatha Reddy Jondu, Kalpaga Kanakarajan, Samidurai Krishnamoorthy, Ashok Periasamy
  • Patent number: 10719817
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include wearable transaction devices. A wearable transaction device may client device for executing a transaction. The client device may include interface hardware for communicating transaction information, a memory device for storing the transaction information, and sensor hardware configured to sense an action performed by a user. The client device may also include one or more hardware processors configured to access the transaction information, and identify an operation based on at least the transaction information. The one or more hardware processors may be further configured to determine that the operation is authorized by the user, and transmit a notification to a server based on the determination that the operation is authorized by the user, the notification including at least an indication of the identified operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Just, Cameron M. Geiser
  • Patent number: 10700477
    Abstract: A modular device backbone includes two or more backplates configured to be distributed throughout a user space and further configured to couple with swappable devices. Each of the one or more backplates may include a configuration storage device to store configuration information for communicating with additional swappable devices coupled to additional backplates. Each of the one or more backplates may further include a communication unit to provide the configuration information to a coupled swappable device, where the coupled swappable device unit establishes a communication link to the additional swappable devices based on the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Deako, Inc.
    Inventors: Derek Richardson, Patrick Prendergast, Kyle Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10692363
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to method and system for determining probability of an alarm generated by an alarm system. The method may include receiving sensor data and maintenance data. The sensor data may include one or more environmental parameters and one or more trigger parameters, and the alarm is generated based on the one or more trigger parameters. The method may further include generating one or more input vectors based on the sensor data and the maintenance data, and determining a spuriosity index of the alarm based on the one or more input vectors using a machine learning model. The machine learning model may be created using historical sensor data and historical maintenance data, and the spuriosity index is indicative of the probability of the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Anurag Kumar Srivastava, Utkarsh Bhakne
  • Patent number: 10685227
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for using a drone to pre-surveil a portion of a property. In one aspect, a system may include a monitoring unit. The monitoring unit may include a network interface, a processor, and a storage device that includes instructions to cause the processor to perform operations. The operations may include obtaining data that is indicative of one or more acts of an occupant of the property, applying the obtained data that is indicative of one or more acts of the occupant of the property to a pre-surveillance rule, determining that the pre-surveillance rule is satisfied, determining a drone navigation path that is associated with the pre-surveillance rule, transmitting, to a drone, an instruction to perform pre-surveillance of the portion of the one or more properties using the drone navigation path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Todd Kerzner, Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 10613494
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for generating an alert responsive to a specific value from a sensor of a wearable device connected to a home automation system or a security system are provided. Some methods can include a control panel receiving an alert message from a wearable device indicative of an ambient condition at a current location of the wearable device, and the control panel automatically adjusting a respective output of one or more connected devices with a respective location proximate the current location of the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Yekun Gao, Rongbao Nie, XiaoGuang Zhao, Zhilei Wang
  • Patent number: 10598077
    Abstract: An ECU includes a motor control unit that controls energization to a motor, and a fixation determination unit that makes a determination on fixation of a valve body. The motor drives the valve body housed in a housing of a control valve. When the fixation determination unit has determined that the valve body is fixed, the motor control unit performs fixation-time control that energizes the motor so as to drive the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Rihito Kaneko, Noboru Takagi, Isao Takagi, Naoto Hisaminato, Mitsuru Yamaguchi, Hirokazu Ando, Hidetoshi Onoda, Hiroshi Akeyama
  • Patent number: 10600313
    Abstract: A programmable security system and method for protecting an item of merchandise includes a programming station, a programmable key and a security system. The programming station generates a security code and communicates the security code to a memory of the programmable key. The programmable key initially communicates the security code to a memory of the security device and subsequently operates the security device upon a matching of the security code in the memory of the security device with the security code in the memory of the programmable key. The programmable key may also transfer power via electrical contacts or inductive transfer from an internal battery to the security device to operate a lock mechanism. The security code may be communicated by wireless infrared (IR) systems, electrical contacts or inductive transfer. A timer inactivates the programmable key and/or the security device after a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Jeffrey A. Grant, Dennis D. Belden, Jr., Ronald M. Marsilio, Ian R. Scott
  • Patent number: 10594815
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing transmissions of notifications to user devices. A method can include determining that an event has occurred that requires a user notification. User and device characteristics are analyzed to determine that a single user device is currently in active use. The user notification is transmitted to the user device that has been determined to be in active use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Amool Gupta
  • Patent number: 10553052
    Abstract: An automation hub may automatically identify the arrival of a package to a location and provide a notification of the delivery to a user. A package authenticator may be generated via the automation hub at the location for embedment in a packaging of a product that is being ordered from a merchant for delivery to the location. Subsequently, the package authenticator may be associated with a pending delivery of the product at the location in response to receiving an indication that the package authenticator is submitted to the merchant via an order. The presence of an arrived package authenticator may be detected in proximity of the location via a sensor that is connected to the automation hub. A notification of arrival for the product may be generated for presentation on connected user devices in response to the arrived package authenticator matching the package authenticator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 10546483
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining historical event data for events detected over a past period of time by sensors within a property, receiving a set of current event data for one or more events detected by one or more of the sensors within the property, determining that the set of current event data matches a pattern of events indicated by the historical event data, generating, based on the pattern of events, a confidence score for the set of current event data, wherein the confidence scores reflects a confidence that a person is not within the property, determining that the confidence score satisfies a confidence threshold associated with an action to be performed when a person is not within the property, and triggering execution of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Kyle Rankin Johnson
  • Patent number: 10546472
    Abstract: A first thermostat of a building includes a communications interface configured to communicate with at least one of a second thermostat or a network server, a user interface configured to display information to a user and receive input from the user, and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to generate building navigation direction data for user navigation through the building, cause the user interface to display a first building navigation direction based on the generated building navigation direction data, and cause, via the communications interface, the second thermostat to display a second building navigation direction on a second display of the second thermostat based on the generated building navigation direction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: William P. Alberth, Jr., Karl F. Reichenberger, Sudhi Sinha, Joseph R. Ribbich, Michael L. Ribbich, Charles J. Gaidish, John P. Cipolla
  • Patent number: 10524702
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system of monitoring patients in hospital beds, the system comprising: at least one image capture element (2) disposed in a hospital bed (10) and configured to generate an image parameter (11) of a patient (12) disposed in the hospital bed (10). The system further comprises at least one processor, configured to generate a temperature map (13) of the patient (12) from the image parameter (11). Also disclosed is a method (40) of monitoring patients in hospital beds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Hospital Albert Einstein, I-HealthSys Produtos Médicos Ltda—ME
    Inventors: Alexandre Rodrigues Marra, Oscar Fernando Pavao Dos Santos, Marcelo Prado, Renaldo Massini Junior, Guilherme Machado Gagliardi, Felipe Kermentz Ferraz Costa, Tales Roberto De Souza Santini, Alvaro Costa Neto
  • Patent number: 10522011
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring a door or a window is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method is described, comprising receiving, by a processor, an electronic signal from a motion sensor in response to movement of the door or window, determining a direction of movement of the door or window from the electronic signal by the processor, comparing the direction of movement to a predetermined direction by the processor, detecting, by the processor, an alarm condition of the door or window if the electronic signal indicates that the door or window is being opened, and transmitting, by a transmitter coupled to the processor, an alarm signal when the alarm condition has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Jay Stone, Michael Bailey, George Seelman
  • Patent number: 10515524
    Abstract: A security method and apparatus is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for providing an alarm for a window by a security apparatus comprises calculating a first distance between a detector mounted within a movable portion of the window and a window frame edge and calculating a second distance between the detector and the window frame edge. The method further comprises determining whether the movable portion of the window has remained stationary for more than a predetermined time period based on the first distance and the second distance and, if the movable portion has remained stationary for more than the predetermined time period, storing the second distance in a memory, placing the security apparatus into an active alarm state, calculating a third distance observed by the detector, determining a change between the third distance and the second distance, determining whether the change exceeds a predetermined distance, and generating an alarm signal if the change exceeds the predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: George Seelman, Michael Bailey, Jay Stone, Michael Lamb, Thomas Thibault
  • Patent number: 10505663
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for automatically detecting passive components in communications systems using radio frequency identification (“RFID”) tags. A coupling circuit is provided in a system between a communications network and an RFID tag. The RFID tag is associated with a passive element of a distributed antenna system (“DAS”). The coupling circuit can allow an RFID signal received from an RFID transmitter over the communications network to be transported to the RFID tag. The coupling circuit can substantially prevent mobile communication signals on the communications network from being transported to the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Kummetz, Stefan Eisenwinter
  • Patent number: 10504340
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus organize a plurality of haptic output variations into a cohesive semantic framework that uses various information about the alert condition and trigger, application context, and other conditions to provide a system of haptic outputs that share characteristics between related events. In some embodiments, an event class or application class provides the basis for a corresponding haptic output. In some embodiments, whether an alert-salience setting is on provides the basis for adding an increased salience haptic output to the standard haptic output for the alert. In some embodiments, consistent haptics provide for branding of the associated application class, application, and/or context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Camille Moussette, Gary I. Butcher, Hugo D. Verweij, Jonathan Ive
  • Patent number: 10482755
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for temporarily disarming a barrier alarm in a security system. In one embodiment, a method is described, performed by a barrier alarm in communication with a central controller, where the barrier alarm receives a first signal from a user interface on the barrier alarm to disarm the barrier alarm, disables the barrier alarm in response to receiving the indication, and re-arming the barrier alarm upon receipt of a second signal from a sensor that forms part of the barrier alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ECOLINK INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lamb, Carlo Q. Petrucci
  • Patent number: 10464206
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for robot transportation of objects into or out of a home automation system. One example may include determining, by a mobile robotic device, that an object is available to cross a boundary of the home automation system. The method may include deactivating at least a portion of the home automation system. The method also include retrieving, by the mobile robotic device, the object and transporting, by the mobile robotic device, the object across the boundary. The method further includes leaving, by the mobile robotic device, the object at a drop-off location. The method may also include reactivating at least the portion of the home automation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Wes Frisby, Craig Matsuura, Aaron Davis
  • Patent number: 10466221
    Abstract: Methods and systems for predicting gas concentration values are described, which may include predictions based on gas measurement information received from a gas sensor and gas sensor response information for the gas sensor. The gas sensor response information which may be in the form of a sigmoid function. In some embodiments, the predicted gas concentration values may be generated by predicting an asymptotic value of the gas measurement information based on a rate of change of the concentration of the gas and the gas sensor response information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Scientific Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher Todd Yocum
  • Patent number: 10467119
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to data-agnostic computational methods and systems for adjusting hard thresholds based on user feedback. Hard thresholds are used to monitor time-series data generated by a data-generating entity. The time-series data may be metric data that represents usage of the data-generating entity over time. The data is compared with a hard threshold associated with usage of the resource or process and when the data violates the threshold, an alert is typically generated and presented to a user. Methods and systems collect user feedback after a number of alerts to determine the quality and significance of the alerts. Based on the user feedback, methods and systems automatically adjust the hard thresholds to better represent how the user perceives the alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Naira Movses Grigoryan, Mazda A. Marvasti, Arnak Poghosyan, Ashot Nshan Harutyunyan, Yanislav Yankov
  • Patent number: 10467891
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for enabling drone activity in a property monitored by a property monitoring system without triggering a false alarm. In one aspect, the method includes actions of obtaining a location of the drone, identifying a first sensor installed at the property that is within a predetermined distance of the drone, detecting first sensor data generated by the first sensor that is within a predetermined distance of the drone, wherein the first sensor data includes data that is indicative of an event, determining whether a second sensor that is mounted to the drone is generating second sensor data that corroborates the event indicated by the first sensor data, and disregarding, by the property monitoring system, the first sensor data in determining whether to trigger an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Gary Franklin Bart, Dean Constantine
  • Patent number: 10453071
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a method for processing computer readable electronic files in an investigation in a computer system including a processor coupled to a display and an electronic storage device coupled to the processor. The method includes the processor accessing the electronic files and related data from a data source. The accessed files and related data are culled by the processor based on predetermined filter criteria. The processor stores the remaining files and related data in a third-party data repository and maps a set of electronic files and related data stored in the third-party data repository into a predetermined database schema. The mapped files and related data are analyzed by the processor, which applies a status decision on them. The analyzed electronic files and related data are submitted to a third-party e-discovery processing application based on the applied status decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: UNITEDLEX CORP.
    Inventors: John Thomas Gabriel, Baroon Anand, Christopher David Deppe, Thomas P. Seymour, Gerardo Herrera, Ashish Upadhyay, Ryan Reeves
  • Patent number: 10440118
    Abstract: A device for processing alarms includes a processor and a computer-readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations for processing building management system data. The operations include retrieving a first source driver and a first destination driver. The first source driver is for accessing the building management system data from a first source and the first destination driver is for transforming the data from the first source into a first standard format utilized by a first destination data storage system. The operations further include accessing the data from the first source using the first source driver, transforming the data from the first source into the first standard format using the first destination driver, and storing the data from the first source that is transformed into the first standard format into the first destination data storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Frank Kao
  • Patent number: 10430584
    Abstract: Methods for machine-learned detection and removal of malicious software within a network are provided. Methods may record environment behavior of an application and a plurality of components. The plurality of components may touch the application. Methods may generate a baseline dataset based on the recorded environment behavior. Methods may schedule snapshots of the application. Methods may take snapshots of the application and the components based on the scheduling. Methods may store the snapshots in a repository. Methods may monitor the application and the components, using the stored snapshots, for any deviation in the environment behavior. Methods may detect a deviation in the behavior of the application or components. Methods may take a snapshot, outside of the scheduling, of the application and components upon detection of the deviation. Methods may determine that the deviation is unwarranted. Methods may revert the application and components back to a previous version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Sasidhar Purushothaman
  • Patent number: 10430058
    Abstract: A user interface for at least one media processing apparatus includes a display device connected to an apparatus control system and arranged to visualize timings of events occurring or expected to occur in a processing sequence of the apparatus, the timings being visualized by showing an indication of each event on a timeline that has a certain time scale and a certain zero point, wherein the timeline has at least two sections which differ in the time scale and/or the zero point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Nanne Krikke, Josephus A. M. Van Dun, Bastiaan J. Hermus
  • Patent number: 10403122
    Abstract: A programmable security system and method for protecting an item of merchandise includes a programming station, a programmable key and a security system. The programming station generates a security code and communicates the security code to a memory of the programmable key. The programmable key initially communicates the security code to a memory of the security device and subsequently operates the security device upon a matching of the security code in the memory of the security device with the security code in the memory of the programmable key. The programmable key may also transfer power via electrical contacts or inductive transfer from an internal battery to the security device to operate a lock mechanism. The security code may be communicated by wireless infrared (IR) systems, electrical contacts or inductive transfer. A timer inactivates the programmable key and/or the security device after a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Fawcett, Jeffrey A. Grant, Dennis D. Belden, Jr., Ronald M. Marsilio, Ian R. Scott
  • Patent number: 10388413
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for intelligent suppression of alerts. Alerts may be evaluated prior to presentation to determine whether to present the alert or suppress the alert to reduce alert fatigue. The evaluation includes analysis of the alert including specific alert parameters. Alert parameters include, but are not limited to, an age of the patient, one or more diagnoses of the patient, one or more problems of the patient, etc. Additional parameters that may be evaluated include an alert severity score, a threshold value, and an override rate. Alerts that qualify may be suppressed and the suppressed alerts may be provided as non-interruptive alerts (i.e., alerts that may be presented but do not require action in order to continue with a workflow).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: CERNER INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Ramachandran Koduvayur Bala, Damodar Reddy Karra
  • Patent number: 10380521
    Abstract: A work order prediction system is described. The work order prediction system analyzes retrieved sensor signal activity records to compare counts of signal activity in defined signal groupings to corresponding predetermined thresholds of sensor signal activity and generates a report based on the comparison when sensor signal activity exceeds the determined threshold values. The predetermined thresholds of sensor signal are determined for each signal grouping by comparing corresponding groupings of service record activity against determined counts of historical sensor signal activity to establish threshold values for each of the groupings and produce a model based on the comparison of the historical sensor signal activity to service activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TYCO INTEGRATED SECURITY LLC
    Inventors: Jason Kapuschat, Tyrene Townsley, Manorani Joseph, Nicholas Yu
  • Patent number: 10380859
    Abstract: An intrusion detecting method using an intrusion detecting system which includes an optical fiber line installed in an area in which intrusion is to be detected, a laser diode inputting an optical signal to the optical fiber line, a photodiode detecting a reflected optical signal when the optical signal is reflected from the optical fiber line, an intrusion determining unit comparing a waveform of the reflected optical signal detected by the photodiode with a set reference waveform to determine whether an intrusion has occurred, and a laser diode temperature measuring unit measuring a temperature of the laser diode, includes designating, by the intrusion determining unit, a temperature of the laser diode at a first point in time as a first temperature and setting, to a reference waveform, a waveform of a first reflected optical signal caused by an input optical signal input by the laser diode at the first point in time, designating, by the intrusion determining unit, a temperature of the laser diode at a seco
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SEUNGJAE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Hee Byun
  • Patent number: 10380875
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for alerting a user immersed in a virtual reality environment to the occurrence of an event. In one aspect, a system includes sensors and a monitoring unit. The monitoring unit includes a network interface, a processor, and a storage device that includes instructions to cause the processor to perform operations. The operations include detecting the occurrence of an event at a property, determining that a user who is located at the property is immersed in a virtual reality environment at a time of occurrence of the event at the property, based on determining that the user who is located at the property is immersed in the virtual reality environment at the time of the occurrence of the event, generating an alert notification that is configured to initiate the user's emergence from the virtual reality environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Aaron Lee Roberts, Charles Richard Alpert, Aaron Eidelman, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 10358144
    Abstract: A notification-needed information presenting apparatus that includes a plurality of display devices configured to display information to an occupant of a vehicle, at least one sensor included in each of the plurality of display devices that is configured to detect at least one of a position of the occupant and a behavior of the occupant, and a processor operatively coupled with the plurality of display devices and each of the at least one sensor that is programmed to determine behavior of the occupant toward the plurality of display devices, and control the plurality of display devices to present an advertisement to the occupant in accordance with at least one of: the determined behavior of the occupant, and a condition related to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Kitagishi
  • Patent number: 10359745
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for building system commissioning automation are described herein. One device includes a controller of a plurality of building system devices having logic to receive a set of commands specified by a sequence of operations (SOO) script, execute the set of commands to run an SOO check on the plurality of building system devices, and generate a report including results of the SOO check.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jayaprakash Meruva, Manish Gupta, Andrew David Halford, Cary Leen, Roy Alan Kolasa
  • Patent number: 10332063
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a monitoring device includes a processor, a sensor, and a configuration circuit. The sensor is adapted to detect if the sensor is subjected to at least a first magnitude of the particular condition. The configuration circuit may be used to specify a second magnitude of the particular condition, wherein the second magnitude is greater than the first magnitude. The processor remains in an inactive state if the object is subjected to a magnitude of the particular condition less than the second magnitude, and the sensor generates a signal in response to detection of sensor being subjected to at least the second magnitude of the particular condition. In response to the signal, the processor enters an active state to develop an indication of at least the second magnitude of the particular condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY
    Inventors: Theodore F. Cyman, Jr., Alan R. Murzynowski, Daniel E. Kanfoush, James L. Warmus, Eric V. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10303813
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for mapping a living space. An example computer-implemented method for mapping a living space includes receiving information about an exterior perimeter of the living space, receiving information about a plurality of interior boundaries of the living space, receiving information about a location for each of a plurality of barriers of the living space, and generating an electronic map of the living space using the information about the exterior perimeter, the plurality of interior boundaries, and the location of each of the plurality of barriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: JonPaul Vega
  • Patent number: 10306559
    Abstract: Techniques provided herein are directed toward using information from various sources to determine when the mobile device enters and exits a traffic tunnel, turning off the GNSS receiver of the mobile device when the mobile device enters the tunnel, and turning the GNSS receiver back on once it exits. For example, the mobile device can turn off the GNSS receiver based, at least in part, on a determination that the mobile device has entered the traffic tunnel, and a determined traffic tunnel length and/or estimated amount of time the mobile device will be in the traffic tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amol Kench, Gautam Nirula
  • Patent number: 10298070
    Abstract: A power transmission apparatus includes an inverter circuit, a power transmission antenna that wirelessly transmits alternating current power output from the inverter circuit, and a power transmission control circuit that causes the inverter circuit to output the alternating current power. The power transmission control circuit causes the inverter circuit to output the alternating current power as binary communication data by varying frequency of the alternating current power output from the inverter circuit between a first frequency and a second frequency, and performs amplitude control for eliminating a difference between amplitude of voltage of the alternating current power at a time when the frequency is the first frequency and amplitude of the voltage of the alternating current power at a time when the frequency is the second frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Sakata, Hiroshi Kanno
  • Patent number: 10276032
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining historical event data for events detected over a past period of time by sensors within a property, receiving a set of current event data for one or more events detected by one or more of the sensors within the property, determining that the set of current event data matches a pattern of events indicated by the historical event data, generating, based on the pattern of events, a confidence score for the set of current event data, wherein the confidence scores reflects a confidence that a person is not within the property, determining that the confidence score satisfies a confidence threshold associated with an action to be performed when a person is not within the property, and triggering execution of the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Kyle Rankin Johnson
  • Patent number: 10221944
    Abstract: Provided is a power supply breaker circuit diagnosing technique capable of accurately detecting functional failure of a power supply relay of an electronic control device for a vehicular automatic transmission, and capable of reliable transition to a fail-safe state, without requiring a change in the internal configuration of the current electronic control device, and with a minimum of system modification. By utilizing a network communication channel such as a CAN implemented on an electronic control device (ATCU) for a vehicular automatic transmission, and using another electronic control device as an ATCU monitor device, the other electronic control device which is on the monitoring side controls a breaker circuit of the ATCU. The other electronic control device on the monitoring side breaks the breaker circuit of the ATCU for a certain period, and makes a diagnosis by detecting communication loss from the ATCU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Okubo, Kenji Masuda
  • Patent number: 10225680
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable/mobile computing devices configured to facilitate production and/or reproduction of spatial audio and/or one or more audio spaces. More specifically, disclosed are systems, components and methods to acoustically determine displacements of audios sources (or portions thereof), such as a subset of speaking users, for providing audio spaces and spatial sound field reproduction, for example, for a remote listener. In one embodiment, a media device includes transducers to emit audible acoustic signals into a region including one or more audio sources, acoustic probe transducers configured to emit ultrasonic signals and acoustic sensors configured to sense received ultrasonic signals reflected from an audio source. A controller can determine a displacement of the audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Alan Donaldson
  • Patent number: 10223540
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a technique for implementing a secure lock screen on a computing device. The secure lock screen is configured to permit particular applications to display their content—such as main user interfaces (UIs)—while maintaining a desired overall level of security on the computing device. Graphics contexts, which represent drawing destinations associated with the applications, are tagged with entitlement information that indicates whether or not each graphics context should be displayed on the computing device when the computing device is in a locked-mode. Specifically, an application manager tags each application that is initialized, where the tagging is based on a level of entitlement possessed by the application. In turn, a rendering server that manages the graphics contexts can identify the tagged entitlement information and display or suppress the content of the applications in accordance with their entitlements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Joshua H. Shaffer, Chendi Zhang, Daniel O. Schimpf, Benjamin E. Nielsen, Cameron W. Zwarich
  • Patent number: 10212106
    Abstract: A long tail information subscribing method is provided. The method includes receiving a to-be-subscribed long tail information type from a client-side, and determining whether an information content matches the long tail information type. The method also includes, when it is determined that an information content matches the long tail information type, sending a long tail information alert message to the client-side to cause the client-side to update an alert display based on the long tail information alert message. Further, the method includes receiving a trigger request message corresponding to the alert display from the client-side, and sending long tail information content corresponding to the trigger request message to the client-side. The information distribution efficiency is thus substantially improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Shuicheng Huang
  • Patent number: 10210738
    Abstract: A system and method for gas exposure monitoring of a work area are described. The system may include components that receive an alarm data item from a sensor device. The alarm data item may be generated in response to a first user being exposed to a gas concentration measured by the sensor device. A processor may receive a location of the sensor device in the work area based on a location identifier of the sensor device. A second user located within a predetermined vicinity of the sensor device may be identified. The second user may be identified by the processor. The system may transmit an indication of the alarm data item received from the first user and the location of the sensor device in the work area to the second user. The transmission may be automatic on detection of the second user's location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Ernest K. Johnson, Jr., Mark J. Davisson
  • Patent number: 10163330
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a method of operating a customer interface device (CID). The method includes: receiving a request from a customer to access a secure portion of an online system; establishing an encrypted channel to an authentication system of the online system. The method also includes: outputting a prompt to the customer to provide a spoken passphrase of the customer; capturing the spoken passphrase of the customer to generate a recording; and providing, via the encrypted channel, credentials of the customer to an authentication system of the online system, wherein the credentials include the recording. The method further includes; receiving, via the encrypted channel, an indication of approval of the credentials of the customer from the authentication system; and establishing, via the encrypted channel, a secure mode pass-through connection to the secure portion of the online system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Jon Daniel McEachron
  • Patent number: 10136296
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing a situation- and industry-agnostic situational awareness platform, which provide a suite of data services to client applications. The platform uses geographical and/or geo-temporal data associated with various endpoint devices in combination with real-time inputs from sensors and other connected devices, such as legacy systems or data sources, to identify urgent and emergent events and determine the appropriate endpoint devices to notify, and the content of notification, based on user-defined roles of users associated with each device as compared to the nature of the event, according to user-defined rules. The platform thus provides a common operational picture of a session of devices and integrates multiple point solutions into a single platform for decision support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Coolfire Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Dames, Michael S. Biviano
  • Patent number: 10128968
    Abstract: A satellite monitoring system is disclosed. The system may monitor various downlink signals of various satellites. In response to user queries, the system may provide diagnostic and other data related to the characteristics of the downlink signals. In this manner, an independent verification and validation of downlink signal characteristics may be performed. Moreover, the system may take various actions in response to detected anomalies related to the characteristics of the downlink signals, such as automatically generating alerts for users and/or activating an uplink facility, such as a backup uplink facility and/or providing control signals to user devices, such as antenna controllers, to reorient user antennas in response to the characteristics of the downlink signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: FLYAWAY ANTENNAS, LLC
    Inventors: Zuhair Muakkit, Kevin M. O'Neil
  • Patent number: 10117178
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for performing a power management operation for a plurality of information handling systems associated with the same user. With the power management operation, a plurality of information handling systems are detected and linked together using a communication network/path to enable power control among the plurality of information handling systems. Additionally, in certain embodiments, the power management operations allow power messages be to communicated among the plurality of information handling system. In various embodiments, a power state of each system is checked and if there is a change in system context or power state in one of the communicating systems, a message is generated and provided to other linked systems. The receiving systems can now change their respective power state based on the message received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Mohammed K. Hijazi, Richard W. Schuckle, Joohyun Woo, Tera Siddhartha Reddy
  • Patent number: 10074080
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include wearable transaction devices. A wearable transaction device may client device for executing a transaction. The client device may include interface hardware for communicating transaction information, a memory device for storing the transaction information, and sensor hardware configured to sense an action performed by a user. The client device may also include one or more hardware processors configured to access the transaction information, and identify an operation based on at least the transaction information. The one or more hardware processors may be further configured to determine that the operation is authorized by the user, and transmit a notification to a server based on the determination that the operation is authorized by the user, the notification including at least an indication of the identified operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Richard S. Just, Cameron M. Geiser
  • Patent number: 10069783
    Abstract: In some examples, a method includes receiving, first notification data from a first application and second notification data from a second application. The method may include generating, based at least in part on comparing the first notification data to the second notification data, an affinity score that indicates whether content from the first notification data has a relationship to at least a portion of content from the second notification data. The method may include, generating a bundle notification graphical element that includes at least a portion of the content from the first notification data and a graphical indicator that indicates the content from the first and second notification data are related. The method may include outputting a set of notification graphical elements comprising the bundle notification graphical element accompanied by the graphical indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, Jakob Nicolaus Foerster