Interrogator-responder Patents (Class 340/505)
  • Patent number: 10299080
    Abstract: A mobile application tracks a user's behavior and activities and, in particular, a geo-location. The mobile application may then produce a profile of the user's behaviors and locations. This may be used to optimize mobile device power and may also be used as a data aggregator to collect and gather user information for other purposes, such as data marketing and modeling. In an embodiment, the mobile application is continuously monitoring the mobile device's battery level and power usage and determining the most power-efficient approach for tracking the device's location. One-hundred percent location accuracy is not always required when profiling a user's behavior. It may be more critical to simply determine the general location of the device and the associated user. The application may continuously function in the background while expending the least amount of power possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TwoSense, Inc.
    Inventor: Dawud Gordon
  • Patent number: 10276934
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a ground element and a metal loop. The metal loop includes a main radiation element and a float radiation element. The main radiation element has a feeding point, a first shorting point, and a second shorting point. The first shorting point and the second shorting point are both coupled to the ground element. The feeding point is substantially positioned between the first shorting point and the second shorting point. The float radiation element is adjacent to the main radiation element, and is separated from the ground element and the main radiation element. The ground element is substantially surrounded by the metal loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pei Kun Li, Chung Yen Hsiao, Huang Tse Peng
  • Patent number: 10265030
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for processing, transmitting and displaying data received from an analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor. The system may include a display device with at least one input device. In response to movement of or along the input device, the display device may change a glucose data output parameter and update an output of the display device using the changed output parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Johnson, Michael Robert Mensinger, Peter C. Simpson, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Kostyantyn Snisarenko, Eli Reihman, Holly Chico, Kassandra Constantine
  • Patent number: 10251531
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a control device, a medical device, and a medical device system that enable to provide a user who tries to connect the medical device to the control device with user support information including a result of compatibility determination between the devices. A control device according to one aspect of the present disclosure is provided with a connector joint to which a connector unit provided on a cable extending from a medical device is connected, a communication unit that performs radio communication with the connector unit by proximity radio communication, and a notification unit that notifies a user of user support information based on information from the medical device received by the communication unit. The present disclosure is applicable to an endoscopic surgical system, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Sugie, Tomoyuki Hirayama, Yasuaki Takahashi, Masahito Yamane
  • Patent number: 10225461
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for modifying image parameters of an image to be captured by an image capturing device based on input from a wearable computing device. In some embodiments, the system receives image data, determines an image parameter based on the image data, and receives data from a wearable computing device positioned proximate to a subject of the image. The system modifies the image parameter based on the data received from the wearable computing device and captures the image data using the modified image parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Genepang Luk, Richard Chapman Bates, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Robert He, Jennifer T. Robertson, Yu Tang, Jason Ziaja, Ananya Das
  • Patent number: 10210355
    Abstract: A combination of a RFID antenna and an illumination device contains: a casing, a lighting unit, and a RFID antenna. The casing includes a metal plate and a fixing frame which has an opening and being mounted on a front end of the metal plate. The lighting unit includes a light guide plate and multiple light emitting elements, wherein the lighting unit is defined between the metal plate and the fixing frame, the light guide plate is fixed between the metal plate and the fixing frame, and the light guide plate has a transporting face facing the opening of the fixing frame so that the lights illuminate to the transporting face of the light guide plate from the multiple light emitting element. The RFID antenna is accommodated in the front end of the metal plate and is defined between the light guide plate and the metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Chung-Ping Lai
  • Patent number: 10187099
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a controller operable to transmit digital data messages to a receiver via a communication link having at least a first and a second transmission path, the controller comprising a first signal terminal the first transmission path and a second signal terminal for the second transmission path. The first signal terminal is operable to digitally transmit a first message to the receiver according to a first transmission technique and the second signal terminal is being operable to digitally transmit a second message to the receiver according to a second, different transmission technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Friedrich Rasbornig, Wolfgang Granig, Bernhard Schaffer, Wolfgang Scherr, Michael Strasser
  • Patent number: 10121362
    Abstract: Systems and methods for operating an Electronic Article Surveillance (“EAS”) system. The method comprising: receiving, by an electronic device, a synchronization signal transmitted from a remote Wireless Device Manager (“WDM”); performing first transmit and receive operations at the electronic device that are synchronized in accordance with the remote WDM's AC power line zero crossing specified by the synchronization signal; detecting when the synchronization signal is no longer being received by the electronic device; and performing second transmit and receive operations at the electronic device that are synchronized in accordance with the electronic device's local AC power line zero crossing, when the synchronization signal has not been received by the electronic device for a specified period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Adam S. Bergman, Manuel Soto, Michael Del Busto
  • Patent number: 10091014
    Abstract: An integrated security system that includes a security alarm reporting system (SARS) that is resilient to equipment failure and, as such, provides a comprehensive solution to the problem of an intruder attempting to disable an alarm reporting system. The integrated security system includes a gateway/touchscreen coupled to a security system. The gateway/touchscreen and the security system are at a first location and manage a variety of security and network devices at the first location. A security server at a second location is coupled to the security system and receives a first signal from the security system. A heartbeat signal is initiated that monitors health of the security system. The heartbeat signal may be initiated in response to the first signal. The security server detects a failure of the heartbeat signal and generates a report and sends the report to a central monitoring station. The report is an electronic report that indicates failure of the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Dawes, Chris Decenzo, Carolyn Wales
  • Patent number: 10007728
    Abstract: Equivalent concepts expressed across multiple domains are matched and associated with a metapage generated by a social networking system. User preferences expressed on multiple domains, represented as pages in a social networking system, may be organized by concept and shared with advertisers, third-party developers, and other users of the social networking system using the metapages generated for the concepts. Aggregated social information may be presented to users of the social networking system viewing a page associated with a metapage. Information presented on external websites may be used to link pages across multiple domains with a metapage generated on the social networking system, presenting the information on other external websites associated with the metapage as links on the pages associated with the metapage. Feedback from users may be used to include or exclude pages from being associated with a generated metapage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Cathcart, Rafael Linden Sagula, Cameron Alexander Marlow, Jonathan Chang, Siddharth Kar, Eric Sun
  • Patent number: 9954859
    Abstract: A computer device includes means for receiving a request for at least one random number; means for generating a message authentication code from the identifier and at least one random number to be transmitted; and means for creating a message for transmission, including the random number in plain text and the message authentication code. A random number distribution system includes the computer device; a communication network; and a receiver device connectable to the computer device via the network to transmit requests for random numbers to the computer device and to receive messages from the computer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ID QUANTIQUE SA
    Inventors: Julien Niset, Louis-Philippe Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 9922217
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for verifying and tracking identification information. In an embodiment of the invention, a system for delivering security solutions is provided that includes at least one of the following: a radio frequency (RF) identification device, an identification mechanism (e.g., a card, sticker), and an RF reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: NEOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Francisco Martinez de Velasco Cortina, Manfred Rietzler
  • Patent number: 9904339
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a processor includes multiple cores and a power control unit (PCU) coupled to the cores. The PCU has a stress detector to receive a voltage and a temperature at which the processor is operating and calculate lifetime statistical information including effective reliability stress, maintain the lifetime statistical information over multiple boot cycles of a computing system such as personal computer, server computer, tablet computer, smart phone or any other computing platform, control one or more operating parameters of the processor based on the lifetime statistical information, and communicate at least a portion of the lifetime statistical information to a user and/or a management entity via an interface of the processor. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Dorit Shapira, Efraim Rotem, Doron Rajwan, Nadav Shulman, Esfir Natanzon, Nir Rosenzweig
  • Patent number: 9872161
    Abstract: A communication system includes a wireless master device, a wireless client device, and a base station, wherein, the wireless client device starts wireless transmission to the base station when the wireless client device receives a start instruction sent from the wireless master device in accordance with a predetermined operation performed with respect to the wireless master device and stops the wireless transmission when the wireless client device receives a stop instruction from the wireless master device after the starting of the wireless transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Satoshi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9870690
    Abstract: A metrological interface device includes a printed circuit board (“PCB”) including at least one metrological sensor communication interface and at least one first wireless communication interface. The metrological interface device is in communication with a metrological sensing device via the metrological sensor communication interface. Each metrological sensing device is coupled to a physical asset. Each metrological interface device is configured to receive the metrological data from the metrological sensing device. The metrological interface device is configured to receive metrological data from the metrological sensing device via the metrological sensor communication interface. Metrological data represents physical measurement data associated with the physical asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Brandon Laflen, S M Shajedul Hasan, Steven William Wik, Yang Zhao, Yakov Polishchuk, Patrick Jay Biel
  • Patent number: 9864417
    Abstract: Methods and systems for data center management include collecting sensor data from one or more sensors in a rack; determining a location and identifying information for each asset in the rack using a set of asset tags associated with respective assets; communicating the sensor and asset location to a communication module; receiving an instruction from the communication module; and executing the received instruction to change a property of the rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sergio A. Bermudez Rodriguez, Hendrik F. Hamann, Hans-Dieter Wehle
  • Patent number: 9858776
    Abstract: Tamper-respondent assemblies and methods of fabrication are provided which include at least one tamper-respondent sensor and a detector. The at least one tamper-respondent sensor includes conductive lines which form, at least in part, at least one tamper-detect network of the tamper-respondent sensor(s). The detector monitors the tamper-respondent sensor(s) by applying an electrical signal to the conductive lines of the at least one tamper-respondent sensor to monitor for a non-linear conductivity change indicative of a tamper event at the tamper-respondent sensor(s). For instance, the detector may monitor a second harmonic of the electrical signal applied to the conductive lines for the non-linear conductivity change indicative of the tamper event, such as an attempted shunt of one or more conductive lines of the tamper-respondent sensor(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. Busby, Phillip Duane Isaacs
  • Patent number: 9832595
    Abstract: Optimizations are provided for improving the collection and transmission of sensor collected data. In particular, sensor related data is initially collected. Then, a determination is made regarding a state of an anticipated recipient of the collected sensor related data. Based on the state of the anticipated recipient, a determination is made regarding a representation of the sensor collected data. At least some of this sensor collected data is then delivered to the anticipated recipient in the determined representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew William Lovitt
  • Patent number: 9823161
    Abstract: The system of the present invention is used for detecting and locating leaks in a roofing envelope that includes an insulation package. The system includes at least two contacts disposed within the roofing envelope, where at least one contact is active and at least one is passive. The active contact is capable of emitting an electric signal of a known voltage, and the passive contact is capable of reading voltage at the location of the passive contact. All contacts are in electrical communication with a computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Clark Robert Gunness
  • Patent number: 9806955
    Abstract: A device may obtain first information related to network devices of a network. The device may obtain second information related to the network devices and/or to one or more historic network service incidents. The one or more historic network service incidents may be related to network services provided in association with the network devices. The one or more historic network service incidents may include outages and/or degradations of one or more network services. The device may perform an analysis of the first information and the second information. The device may train a predictive model based on the analysis of the first information and the second information. The predictive model may predict a probability of a future network service incident based on the first information and/or the second information. The device may cause third information, related to the network devices, to be monitored based on the predictive model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Peter T. Duncan, Kundan Lal Sareen, Jai Advani, Amab D. Chakraborty, Vinita V. Nair, Vinoth Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 9807161
    Abstract: A method disclosed may include storing event data in a physical access control system originating from a first device of a plurality of security devices in a first data area of a memory. The method may include storing event data originating from devices other than the first device in a second data area. The method may include removing the event data from the first data area to prevent the first data area from occupying more than a first memory space and removing the event data from the second data area to prevent the second data area from occupying more than a second memory space. The method may include distributing the event data from the first data area to the other devices through a network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Ola Angelsmark, Per Smitt
  • Patent number: 9767676
    Abstract: A security system including devices generating persistent data, a local control system (LCS) including a microprocessor and non-volatile memory and receiving persistent data from the devices, and a server remote from the LCS. The remote server is in communication with the LCS microprocessor which periodically transmits logical portions of persistent data (each including a timestamp) to the remote server where it is saved. The microprocessor also periodically saves the persistent data portions in LCS non-volatile memory less frequently than the persistent data portions are periodically saved in the remote data storage, and saves the timestamp in the local data storage for each persistent data portion saved only at the remote server. When rebooting the LCS, the microprocessor retrieves from the remote data storage only the persistent data portions having timestamps subsequent to the timestamp saved in the local data control system non-volatile memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Dougal Stanton, Robert John Probin, Martin Crisp, Kenneth Osborne, Alan Robert McWhirter
  • Patent number: 9761946
    Abstract: A near field communication (NFC) antenna includes a first loop for receiving an electrical signal from the outside and a plurality of closed loops disposed in an inner area of the first loop. The plurality of closed loops do not overlap each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byeongtaek Moon, Iljong Song, Yohan Jang, Sangsu Shin, Hyeonhee Choi
  • Patent number: 9760072
    Abstract: A secure remote operation and actuation system is described herein. The system may comprise one or more unmanned aerial vehicles, a remote input receptor, and a network. In some embodiments, the unmanned aerial vehicles form a collective remote unmanned aerial vehicle. The remote input receptor may comprise a user interface for receiving user inputs from a user. The network may comprise a combination of computer systems interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables allowing information to be exchanged. The network may also comprise a network device for obtaining the user inputs from the remote input receptor. One or more acceptable inputs may be stored on the network. In the present invention, the network device obtains the user inputs from the remote input receptor while the user is using the user interface and then the network compares the user inputs to the acceptable inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Mark Hall, Craig Boswell
  • Patent number: 9684286
    Abstract: Security systems and methods of operating the same. One security system includes a plurality of point devices positioned in a premises, a plurality of interim devices, and a control panel. The system also includes a first communication bus connecting the control panel and each of the plurality of interim devices and a plurality of second communication buses. Each of the plurality of second communication buses connects one of the plurality of interim devices with at least one of the plurality of point devices. The control panel is also configured to address a message for one of the plurality of point device based on an identifier of the one of the plurality of point devices and an identifier of at least one of the plurality of interim devices connected to the point device over one of the plurality of second communication buses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Dennis M. Petricoin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9667768
    Abstract: A secure remote actuation system that communicates at sub-1 GHz frequencies is described herein. The system may comprise a remote input receptor and a network. The remote input receptor may comprise a user interface for receiving user inputs from a user and a communication device that communicates at sub-1 GHz frequencies. The network may comprise a combination of computer systems interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables allowing information to be exchanged. The network may also comprise a network device for obtaining the user inputs from the remote input receptor. One or more acceptable inputs may be stored on the network. In the present invention, the network device obtains the user inputs from the remote input receptor while the user is using the user interface and then the network compares the user inputs to the acceptable inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Mark Hall, Craig Boswell
  • Patent number: 9607494
    Abstract: A smoke alarm system for providing interconnect supervision between detectors includes smoke detectors configured so that an interconnect line extends between each of the smoke detectors. In one embodiment using a wired connection, each of the smoke detectors includes an interconnect input and an interconnect output for connecting the smoke detectors into a loop configuration. Similarly, the system may also operate to provide interconnect supervision in a wireless manner such that each of the smoke detectors is polled on a periodic basis. Thus, the smoke alarm system uses interconnect supervision for alerting other detectors of a smoke and/or carbon monoxide alarm as well as altering other detectors to a fault condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Greg R. Pattok, Darin D. Tuttle, David E. Christian, Scott R. Edwards, David L. Newhouse
  • Patent number: 9530296
    Abstract: A perimeter security system includes a barrier and a series of sensors. The sensors are connected together via connection cables that include pin-type engagement structure for connection with the sensors. The sensors may include a graduated sensory alert that changes as a person or object approaches. The pin-type connection arrangement includes a receiver having a passage for receiving an insert. The insert and a first end of the cable have matching cross-sections that enable the cable to be inserted within the receiver in a single orientation. A series of pins extend from the cable, and a pin contact arrangement is associated with the receiver. The insert may be one of at least a pair of differently configured inserts, each of which has a cross-section that matches only one end of the cable. Each insert includes an end wall, which includes a series of openings through which the pins extend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Kelly Research Corp.
    Inventor: Alan T. Doyle
  • Patent number: 9526028
    Abstract: A system and method of communicating efficiently and reliably between a sensor unit and a master unit, especially in a wireless system, is provided. The disclosed techniques require only minimal processing by the sensor unit for communications purposes and as such, the described system and method can be implemented in systems with tight constraints on the sensor unit side in terms of required memory, power consumption, and cost, such as in wearable sensor systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: XSENS HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Giovanni Bellusci, Raymond Zandbergen, Per Johan Slycke
  • Patent number: 9509835
    Abstract: A method of secure recognization for pervasive face-to-face social communications may comprise: initiating a procedure for generating a recognization protocol; exchanging information for the recognization protocol with one or more apparatuses, wherein the information indicates wearable devices used in executing the recognization protocol and users carrying the wearable devices; and generating the recognization protocol by negotiating with the one or more apparatuses a kind of code word which is presented by the wearable devices during executing the recognization protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Zheng Yan
  • Patent number: 9496858
    Abstract: A device converts a random stream of voltage pulses into a regulated stream of digital data. The device includes a stream regulation device and an analog-digital converter at the output of the stream regulation device. The converter undertakes an analog-digital conversion at a conversion frequency. The stream regulation device includes a buffer memory of capacity K, where K is an integer and K?1, in which the voltage signal for each received pulse is stored. Reading of the buffer memory is regulated at the conversion frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Rostaing
  • Patent number: 9473687
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for modifying image parameters of an image to be captured by an image capturing device based on input from a wearable computing device. In some embodiments, the system receives image data, determines an image parameter based on the image data, and receives data from a wearable computing device positioned proximate to a subject of the image. The system modifies the image parameter based on the data received from the wearable computing device and captures the image data using the modified image parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Genepang Luk, Richard Chapman Bates, Christopher Diebold O'Toole, Robert He, Jennifer T. Brenner, Yu Tang, Jason Ziaja, Ananya Das
  • Patent number: 9454883
    Abstract: A device for the detection of an open and unattended closure of an enclosure to prevent theft comprises a detector adapted to detect if the closure is open and a detector adapted to detect if the closure is unattended, the detectors being operably connected to an effector adapted to alert a user to the open and unattended condition of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Inventor: Peter Jeffrey Young
  • Patent number: 9407542
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a network architecture comprises minimalistic connected objects (MCOs), distributed intelligence agents (DIAs), and central intelligence controllers (CICs). MCOs have limited intelligence sufficient to perform their respective designated task, securely join computer networks, and provide nominal state information. The MCOs are not configured to perform complex application-specific data processing, or complex networking tasks, such as making QoS decisions, participating in CAC operations, providing TE services, executing sophisticated reliability protocols, or extrapolating network management information. DIAs are configured to provide a computer network edge for the MCOs, and are responsible for intelligent networking management and for performing complex application-specific data processing for the MCOs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Vasseur
  • Patent number: 9407283
    Abstract: A delta-sigma modulator is configured to sense and convert an electromagnetic field into a digital signal. An exemplary delta-sigma modulator includes a sensor component, such as an LC resonator, that is configured to sense the electromagnetic field and generate an input analog signal, where the delta-sigma modulator is configured to convert the input analog signal to the digital signal. Delta-sigma modulator can include an analog-to-digital converter coupled to the sensor component that receives and converts the input analog signal to the digital signal. Delta-sigma modulator can further include a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) coupled to the resonator and the ADC, the DAC configured to receive the digital signal from the ADC and generate a feedback analog signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Analog Devices Global
    Inventors: Trevor Clifford Caldwell, Richard E. Schreier
  • Patent number: 9396250
    Abstract: There is provided a flow line detection process data distribution system which can distribute data detected from a mobile body to precisely perform flow line detection when flow line detection is realized by distribution processing. An area processing means 92 calculates for each combination which is a combination of unit areas used as constituent units of divided areas upon determination of the divided areas obtained by dividing the predetermined area and which is obtained by combining two different unit areas a degree of correlation which indicates a degree that sensor data related to an identical mobile body is detected, and determines the divided areas obtained by dividing the predetermined area based on the calculated degree of correlation. A data distribution means 93 classifies the sensor data stored in the data storage means 91 depending on in which divided area the sensor data is detected, and outputs the classified sensor data to different flow line detection process units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukie Moriguchi, Yuusuke Konishi
  • Patent number: 9384459
    Abstract: A methods and systems are provided that relate to providing location data so that a retailer can know whether an item is produced at a factory it is purported to be produced at. A website may be provided to the retailer and/or exposed to the consumer. The consumer may be able to view information about the location of the factory, pictures of the factory, data about the factory (e.g., wage information, carbon footprint, size of the factory, inspection data, social compliance data, regulatory violations if any, etc.). A first geolocation may be received from a microchip associated with an item. A second geolocation may be obtained from a label associated with the item. The first geolocation and the second geolocation may be compared to determine whether the item was manufactured at the same place from or in which it is being packaged, shipped, and/or invoiced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GTNX, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Sorgie, Kurt Eric Cavano
  • Patent number: 9373238
    Abstract: An aspirated smoke detector includes a manifold coupled to a smoke sensing chamber of the smoke detector. The manifold couples ambient smoke from a plurality of locations to the smoke sensing chamber. A location of the origin of the smoke can be determined by associating a member of a plurality of a different type of smoke sensor with each of the locations. When smoke is detected in the sensing chamber, the members of the plurality can be interrogated to determine the location of the origin of the smoke in the sensing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Scott R. Lang, Bruce Robert Griffith
  • Patent number: 9308785
    Abstract: A member (12) forming a mount for a device (26) includes: a substantially flat bottom surface (16) for connection with a tire, delimited by a contour (20), a top surface (24) for mounting the device (26), delimited by a contour (30), a peripheral surface (34) forming a skirt for connecting of the contour (20) of the bottom surface (16) to the contour (30) of the top surface (24), in which the contour (30) of the top surface (24) has a variable curvature and has a continuous variation along the contour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignees: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN, MICHELIN RECHERCHE ET TECHNIQUE S.A.
    Inventor: Reda El-Berrichi
  • Patent number: 9311546
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing biometric authentication of a user uses a registration process in which a reference data sample representative of a biometric attribute of a reference user is used to train a statistical classifier such as a neural network to achieve a target output. The set of parameters of the statistical classifier, e.g. the weights that achieve this in the neural network, are stored on a user's device as a first data set. For subsequent authentication of a user to be tested at an access point, the first data set is retrieved from the user device and a second data set representative of the biometric attribute of the test user is generated directly from the test user. The first data set is used as a set of parameters in a statistical classifier, e.g. as weights in an artificial neural network, to generate a trained classifier or neural network and the second data set is then used as input to the trained classifier or neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Nottingham Trent University
    Inventors: Sergio Grau Puerto, Tony John Allen
  • Patent number: 9255958
    Abstract: A ground fault detection circuit includes an AC power supply and a plurality of resonance circuits. The plurality of resonance circuits are connected between at least one current path formed of a plurality of loads and the AC power supply. Each of the plurality of resonance circuits has the same resonance frequency as the frequency of the AC power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoaki Tanabe, Toyohiko Kiyohara
  • Patent number: 9222967
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detection system employed for securing a start-up of an application, said system comprising at least one first detector (D2) and one second detector (D3), each detector comprising two input terminals (I1, I2) connected to its logic inputs, two output terminals (O1, O2) connected to its logic outputs and two power supply terminals (0V, +24V) connected to two electrical power supply lines. The two output terminals (O1, O2) of the first detector (D2) are connected to the two input terminals (I1, I2) of the second detector (D3) and the two output terminals (O1, O2) of the second detector (D3) are connected to control devices (K1, K2) of the application to be secured, so as to form a detection chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventor: Marc Auger
  • Patent number: 9213971
    Abstract: Pre-purchase and post-purchase item information provision methods and systems using an RFID technology and computer readable storage media storing programs for executing the methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: KOREA UNIVERSITY INDUSTRIAL & ACADEMIC COLLABORATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Dong Hoon Lee, Eun Young Choi, Il Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 9134430
    Abstract: A direct ion storage (DIS) radiation detector or dosimeter has a design that is easy and low cost to manufacture using semiconductor processing techniques. The detectors include internal communications interfaces so they are easy to read. Different interfaces, including wired, e.g. USB ports, and wireless interfaces, may be used, so that the dosimeters may be read over the internet. The detectors can thus be deployed or used in a variety of detection systems and screening methods, including periodic or single time screening of people, objects, or containers at a location by means of affixed dosimeters; screening of objects, containers or people at a series of locations by means of affixed dosimeters, and surveillance of an area by monitoring moving dosimeters affixed to people or vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: MIRION TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Jukka Kahilainen, Thomas Logan
  • Patent number: 9084087
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for detecting earliest channel path and/or determining time of arrival of signals in location tracking systems are described. An ultra-wideband (UWB) signal may be received from a tag. A noise estimation level above which the UWB signal is detectable may be determined using a noise estimation metric. A channel impulse response (IR) energy level may be determined using a channel energy metric. A leading edge window of the UWB signal may be identified. The leading edge window may be based on, at least in part, the noise estimation level and the channel IR energy level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Siavash Ekbatani, Alok Kumar Gupta, Yih-Hao Lin
  • Patent number: 9024727
    Abstract: Methods and systems for utilizing oscillator frequency divider settings as a temperature sensor are described herein. An example method may involve a reader device transmitting an RF signal to a tag device that includes an electronic oscillator configured to generate an oscillator signal with an oscillator frequency and a frequency adjuster configured to adjust the oscillator frequency with a frequency adjustment factor to provide a resulting frequency, the oscillator frequency being dependent on a temperature of the tag device and the resulting frequency being based on a reference frequency provided by the RF signal. The method may also involve the reader device receiving data from the tag device, the data being indicative of the oscillator frequency. The method may further involve the reader device determining an estimate of the temperature of the tag device based on at least the received data and a predetermined relationship between temperature and oscillator frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Patrick Otis, Nathan Pletcher, Daniel Yeager
  • Patent number: 9000904
    Abstract: A tire pressure sensor has an RFID (radio frequency identification) device having a parallel resonant circuit including an inductor and a first capacitor for generating a first radio frequency (RF) signal for transmission to a reader circuit, and a second capacitor coupled across the parallel resonant circuit by a first switch in a first position and generating a second RF signal for transmission to the reader circuit. A capacitive pressure sensor is coupled across the parallel resonant circuit by the first switch in a second position for generating a third frequency RF signal for transmission to the reader, wherein a difference in frequency between the first and third RF signals is indicative of a pressure of a tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Alfons Lichtenegger
  • Patent number: 9000949
    Abstract: A parking space monitoring system, with multiple microprocessors for handling various parking space management conditions, including at least one of the following conditions: (1) Space Occupancy (vehicle detection); (2) Parking Meter Status; (3) Display of Parking Policy to Motorists; (3) Motorist User Interactions; (4) Maintenance User Interactions; (5) Radio Communications with a Central management system and Network; and (6) Coordination of the operation between various ones of the microprocessors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Streetsmart Technology LLC
    Inventors: Scott Keller, Chris Krstanovic, Tom Swiedler, David Fasciano, Eric Groft
  • Patent number: 8994533
    Abstract: A RFID tag includes an RF transceiver; logic to operate the RF transceiver to respond to a received signal with a unique radio frequency id; logic to compare information in the received signal with conditional response criteria; and logic to determine if data has been received and written into a writable memory area by the RFID tag, and to respond to the received signal only if the data has been received and stored in the writable memory area and matches the conditional response criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Patent Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, David P. Billmaier
  • Patent number: 8981935
    Abstract: In a method and a system (1) for providing target information of an event message for an event occurring at a tag reader (2), the target information is extracted from a signed digital certificate of a tag (4). The event is triggered at a tag reader (2) and can be evaluated by a target computer (6), for example a server. The method and system enhance reconfiguration flexibility and also increase security against manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Falk, Andreas Köpf, Hermann Seuschek