Interrogator-responder Patents (Class 340/505)
  • Patent number: 11215574
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for detailed continuous monitoring of the thermal environment for a tube or a plurality of tubes and calculation and prediction of remaining lifetime of said tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HALDOR TOPSØE A/S
    Inventor: Søren Gyde Thomsen
  • Patent number: 11166253
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for utilizing location services of a mesh network to aid in tracking the presence and location of information handling systems in an environment having a large number of systems installed. In one embodiment, each information handling system joins a mesh network to form localized clusters. Mesh network location services aid the new system in finding a vertically-closest node in the cluster or a neighboring cluster. With this information, the new system can determine in which rack the system is installed. This information can then be provided to an inventory management system for inclusion of the information handling system in an inventory tracking database. Embodiments are also configured to determine when an information handling system is removed from the mesh network and can inform the inventory management system of the removal in order to determine whether additional steps need to be taken in response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Saurabh Kishore, Jeffrey Lairsey, Sudhir Shetty, Alex Rote
  • Patent number: 11132890
    Abstract: In an aspect, a fire detection system is described. The first detection system may include isolation circuit having an isolation switch coupled with a system line of the fire detection system and configured to isolate a first side of the system line from a second side of the system line. The isolation circuit may also include a controller coupled with the isolation switch which determines a time delay for determining to isolate the first side from the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS FIRE PROTECTION LP
    Inventor: Alexandre Gouin
  • Patent number: 11107337
    Abstract: An apparatus for helping locate an item of interest in or near a building comprises an indicator and a body with a pair of pincers adapted to operate in opposition to grasp or be placed on or near the item of interest. The body houses a radiofrequency (RF) receiver configured to receive RF signals transmitted by an RF transmitter, and a processor in communication with the RF receiver and the indicator. The processor is configured to acquire information from the RF signals that are received by the RF receiver and to turn on the indicator in response to the information acquired from the RF signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: POSITION IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Edward L. Hill, YiFeng Xiong, Narasimhachary Nallana Chakravarty, Brian Martel, Marc Bujold, Brett Bilbrey
  • Patent number: 11087870
    Abstract: A system of tracing a dental prosthesis, the prosthesis including an electrical power source coupled with a radio-communications signals transmitter capable of assuming a weakly active state in which it periodically sends out signals at a first transmission frequency, and a highly active state in which it periodically sends out signals at a second, higher transmission frequency, and a presence sensor for sensing presence of the prosthesis in a mouth of a user, capable of delivering information on absence of the prosthesis in the mouth. The transmitter is configured to pass from the weakly active state to the highly active state when the sensor delivers information on absence of the prosthesis in the mouth. The system also includes a base forming a support of the dental prosthesis when not worn by a user, and the transmitter assumes the weakly active state on detecting the prosthesis in proximity to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignees: UNIVERSITE D'ANGERS, CENTRE HOSPITALIER UNIVERSITAIRE D'ANGERS
    Inventors: Annick Barthelaix, Jocelyn Rio, Antoine Spiesser
  • Patent number: 11064039
    Abstract: Embodiments described include systems and methods for receiving push notifications for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. Push notifications may be received by an agent or notification listener provided by a client application of a client device. The listener may receive and display notifications for a large plurality of SaaS applications, regardless of whether the SaaS applications are currently active in a browser of the client device. The listener agent may be lightweight, consuming very little memory or processor resources, while being able to handle very large numbers of notifications. This may free up resources on the client device, consume less battery for mobile devices, and provide notification functionality for SaaS applications using native notification techniques without requiring the SaaS application developers to rewrite notification systems or switch to an operating system-provided notification system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Abhishek Chauhan
  • Patent number: 11050758
    Abstract: A technique for controlling access to a network provides an electronic system that includes multiple antennas located in a physical space. The antennas receive wireless signals at their respective locations from devices within range of the antennas, and the electronic system processes the wireless signals as received by the antennas to measure locations of the devices relative to the antennas. The electronic system then allows or denies access to the network depending on whether the devices' measured locations are inside or outside a predefined physical region relative to the antennas. In this manner, only devices confirmed to be physically present within the predefined region are allowed to access the network. Devices outside the predefined region are physically blocked, such that no wireless communication with the network is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Reavire, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Gullicksen
  • Patent number: 11042900
    Abstract: Systems, devices, apparatuses, and methods are described for providing robust RFID security and secure targeted information dissemination. Randomized identifiers for RFID tags associated with products for sale are read by readers of user devices having their own randomized identifiers. Information relating to the products is provided to the user devices by information retrieval systems without exposing information related to the user device or a user thereof. Information security is provided through the use of the randomized identifiers that act as proxies or surrogates for users and user devices. Based on the products and associated RFID tags read by the user device, a retailer or manufacturer provides targeted advertising and sales incentives to the user device through the information retrieval system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Matrics2, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Arneson, William R. Bandy
  • Patent number: 11043093
    Abstract: A system for RFID-based retail management that includes a set of antennas, an RFID transceiver connected to the set of antennas; and a microprocessor-based system manager that controls the RFID transceiver and transforms RFID response data from the RFID transceiver into RFID tag location data according to read probability methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: AUTOMATON, INC.
    Inventor: Spencer Hewett
  • Patent number: 11002823
    Abstract: A system for tracking at least one object configured to be transported by at least one vehicle may include at least one computer system. The at least one computer system may be configured to determine at least one location of the at least one vehicle and determine at least one location of the at least one object. The at least one computer system may be further configured to determine at least one location of at least one geofence adjacent the at least one vehicle based on the at least one location of the at least one vehicle. Also, the at least one computer system may be configured to determine whether the at least one object is located within the at least one geofence to determine whether a load of the at least one vehicle includes the at least one object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC
    Inventors: Anthony Hyatt, Stephen Witty, Kevin Henry
  • Patent number: 10943104
    Abstract: An improvement is provided for routine traffic stops by making it safer for police officers and drivers. Implementation of smart technology into the industry wide standard use of physical interactions between police officers and drivers, a streamed lined method and process will yield optimal results as a safer method and system in executing such a tactic. Utilizing technology i.e. algorithms and databases, servers, and cloud-based infrastructures with application processing interfaces (api's) communicating in this ecosystem, creating a synergy while transferring specific data; will replace the current process of a routine traffic stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel Thompson
  • Patent number: 10909562
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting and presenting rewards for presence are disclosed. Presence of a mobile device within a building is detected based on a plurality of triggers including a degradation of a first signal and a concurrent improvement of a second signal. The triggers are identified by a client-side application of the mobile device or a corresponding server-side processor with which the client-side application is in communication and from which the client-side application is configured to automatically receive available rewards. In response to detecting presence within the building, the server-side processor determines that a user of the mobile device is eligible for a reward, and the reward is provided to the user via the client-side application at the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHOPKICK, INC.
    Inventors: Cyriac Roeding, Aaron T. Emigh
  • Patent number: 10903865
    Abstract: A signal interface for a receiver includes a first receiver module configured to receive a first message related to a content. The first receiver module is configured to generate a first adapted message based on the first message and a first transformation protocol. The signal interface further includes a second receiver module configured to receive a second message related to the content. The second receiver module is configured to generate a second adapted message based on the second message and a second transformation protocol. The first transformation protocol associated with the first receiver module and the second transformation protocol associated with the second receiver module are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Friedrich Rasbornig, Robert Hermann, Wolfgang Granig, Bernhard Schaffer, Wolfgang Scherr, Michael Strasser
  • Patent number: 10896673
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for authentication of impaired voices are described herein. A voice profile may be generated for a user. An audio stream may be received including an authentication voice of the user. It may be determined that the authentication voice does not match a first set of authentication criteria. The audio stream may be compared to a second set of authentication criteria. The user may be authenticated based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Garner, IV, Tyua Larsen Fraser, Kimberly Ann MacInnis, Paul R. McMahon, Darrell Lee Suen, Zhong Wan
  • Patent number: 10887552
    Abstract: Teleconferencing between a monitoring device and a user device includes receiving a first request to establish a first audio-visual conference from the user device of a remote user; in response to the first request, performing steps including enabling an audio channel of the monitoring device to receive audio input from the user device and disabling a camera of the monitoring device; displaying, on a display of the monitoring device, an entry code; receiving, from the user device of the remote user, an entered code; and in response determining that the entered code is equal to the entry code, enabling the camera of the monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Vitalchat, Inc.
    Inventor: Ghafran Abbas
  • Patent number: 10867228
    Abstract: A method of power optimisation in an RFID device includes harvesting power from a radio-frequency excitation field using an antenna, powering a biometric authentication unit and an RFID communication module using the harvested power from the antenna; monitoring the voltage of the power supplied to the biometric authentication unit, and controlling a clock speed of a processing unit of the biometric authentication unit based on the monitored voltage by operating the processing unit at a higher clock speed when a high voltage level is detected and at a lower clock speed when a low voltage level is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: ZWIPE AS
    Inventor: Peter Robert Lowe
  • Patent number: 10818172
    Abstract: A method, a device and a system for processing startup of a preceding vehicle, wherein, the method for processing startup of a preceding vehicle is applicable to the system for processing startup of a preceding vehicle, the system includes a video sensor and a gravity sensor. The method includes: collecting images in front of a vehicle head of a current vehicle by the video sensor and collecting acceleration information of the current vehicle by the gravity sensor (S102); determining a running state of the current vehicle based on image features in the images in front of the vehicle head and/or the acceleration information (S104); acquiring a movement path of a target object in the images in front of the vehicle head when the running state of the current vehicle is a stationary state (S106); determining whether to generate a reminder for reminding the current vehicle to startup based on the movement path of the target object (S108).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HANGZHOU HIKVISION DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Tan, Fuping Zhang, Yangwen Huang, Hu Dai
  • Patent number: 10818430
    Abstract: An inductive power transfer transmitter that includes an enclosure for accommodating devices to be energised. The enclosure has one or more side walls and one or more coils for generating an alternating magnetic field within the enclosure. The density of the one or more coils varies with distance from an end of the one or more sidewalls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Bernardo Dela Cruz
  • Patent number: 10804052
    Abstract: A switch assembly for electrically coupling and uncoupling a first device to a second device may include a first switch configured to electrically couple and uncouple a first device to the second device, and a first switching barrel. The switch assembly may further include a second switch configured to electrically couple and uncouple a power source to the second device, and a second switching barrel. The switch assembly may also include an isolator barrier separating the first and second switches from one another and the first and second switching barrels from one another. The switch assembly may further include a shaft associated with the first and second switching barrels, such that rotation of the shaft causes angular displacement of the first and second switching barrels, electrically coupling or uncoupling of the first device to the second device, and electrically coupling or uncoupling of the power source to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Electromechanical Research Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry C. Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10799153
    Abstract: A notification system is provided that provides notification of patient events such as movement and/or incontinence. The notification system provides for a plurality of different pressure sensor pads as well as an incontinence pad to be used in association with a single monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Parasol Medical LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Kilcran, Patrick E. Eddy, Jacob D. Stephens, Lucas W. Stephens, Daniel P. Kilcran
  • Patent number: 10785054
    Abstract: A slave module receives a first wake-up signal from an adjacent previous module to perform a wake-up operation and to transmit a second wake-up signal to an adjacent subsequent module. The slave module includes: an analog front end (AFE) including a first terminal and a second terminal, the AFE may be woken up by receiving the first wake-up signal through the first terminal and may output a first voltage through the second terminal in a woken up state; a processor including a third terminal electrically connected to the first terminal, a fourth terminal electrically connected to the second terminal, and a fifth terminal electrically connected to a second slave terminal. The processor may boot up when the first voltage is applied to the fourth terminal, may output a second voltage to the third terminal after being booted up, and may output the second wake-up signal to the fifth terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngjin Lee, Jaewoo Kam, Gilchoun Yeom
  • Patent number: 10769919
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to an additional function-expandable fire detector, and more specifically to an additional function-expandable fire detector that enables an additional function of providing a fire alarm in an early stage to be added through the combination of a semiconductor fire detector with a stand-alone module and also enables only an obsolete fire detector to be replaced in a one-to-one correspondence without the replacement of an overall existing fire detection system. The additional function-expandable fire detector includes: a body; a contactless output circuit unit that is installed in the body, that directly detects a fire, and that outputs an optical signal to the outside; and a stand-alone module that is coupled to the body, that detects the optical signal of the contactless output circuit unit, and that provides notification of the fire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: WINTECH INFORMATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ilhwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10762404
    Abstract: An automated name calling system and method including an RFID assembly, a camera assembly, and podium assembly is disclosed herein. The RFID assembly includes RFID tags that may be mounted to clothing accessories such as wristbands, buttons, and the like. The RFID assembly further includes an RFID reader that is mounted to either clothing articles such as gloves or is mounted to be stationary. In the event of a graduation ceremony a student receives an RFID tag provided by the school's faculty. As the student begins walking to have their name called, the camera assembly will automatically take pictures of the student as they walk for graduation. Before a student walks the stage, the student will pass an RFID reader that will automatically display the students name to the podium assembly. Additionally, the podium assembly includes a headset that provides a user the pronunciation of a student's name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Antonio Correa, Mary Stratos
  • Patent number: 10757185
    Abstract: A method for peer-to-peer multimedia data sharing suitable for an electronic device is provided. The method includes the following step: scanning at least one sink device having Peer-to-Peer connectivity; determining a candidate device from the at least one sink device according a distance between the electronic device and the at least one sink device; deriving a beacon from the candidate device; establishing a Peer-to-Peer connection with the candidate device according to the beacon; and transmitting multimedia data to the candidate device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Yen-Kang Han, Po-Hsu Chen
  • Patent number: 10756857
    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: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Friedrich Rasbornig, Wolfgang Granig, Bernhard Schaffer, Wolfgang Scherr, Michael Strasser
  • Patent number: 10753136
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for automatically detecting door or window faults, comprising the following steps: mounting a displacement sensor at at least one monitoring position of the door or window frame and leaf and/or door or window hardware to monitor a relative position change of the door or window frame and leaf and/or relative displacement of the hardware at said at least one monitoring position; and connecting the displacement sensor to a controller which judges whether the relative position change of the door or window frame and leaf and/or relative displacement of the hardware at said at least one monitoring position exceeds a displacement threshold, and thereby perform combined judgment for door or window faults. The present invention further discloses a mechanism for automatically detecting door or window faults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING ECO-SMART AUTOMATION CONTROL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaowei Jiang
  • Patent number: 10632966
    Abstract: A self-declaring electronic license plate (e-plate) system for a vehicle is disclosed. This self-declaring e-plate system includes: an input device; a radio frequency identification (RFID) reader coupled to the input device; and an RFID-enabled license plate. In some embodiments, the input device is configured to receive vehicle occupancy information and triggers the RFID reader to write the received vehicle occupancy information to the RFID-enabled license plate in response to receiving the vehicle occupancy information. The RFID reader is configured to write at least a portion of the received vehicle occupancy information to the RFID-enabled license plate. The RFID-enabled license plate is configured to provide at least a portion of the received vehicle occupancy information to an electronic toll collection (ETC) reader. In some embodiments, the received vehicle occupancy information includes a current number of occupants self-declared by a user, such as a driver or a passenger inside the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Neology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheshi Nyalamadugu, Joe Mullis, Bobby Leanio
  • Patent number: 10627829
    Abstract: A location-based control method includes detecting an identifier having a distance to a movable machine less than a pre-set distance threshold and triggering a control operation on the movable machine. The triggered control operation is associated with the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ren Lin
  • Patent number: 10572702
    Abstract: An RFID portal is provided for placing at an access point associated with a temporary event. The access point is controlled by a security control. The portal has a portal body erectable on at least one side of a user pathway at the access point; and an RFID reader in the portal body for reading an RFID tag issued to, and worn by, an individual user for the event that has an encoded unique UserID readable by the RFID reader. The RFID reader is located in the portal body, so as to be physically proximate to a location of the user's body where the RFID tag is worn. The RFID reader is in communication with a server which has stored a list of valid UserIDs for the event. The RFID portal also has an indicator system for receiving notification from the server that the read UserID is a valid UserID for the event and generating an indication to the security control, such that the security control permits the user to proceed along the pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Intellitix Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Serge Grimaux
  • Patent number: 10520581
    Abstract: A variety of methods, controllers and algorithms are described for fusing sensor data obtained from different vehicles for use in the at least partial automatic control of a particular vehicle. The described techniques are well suited for use in conjunction with a variety of different vehicle control applications including platooning, convoying and other connected driving applications including tractor-trailer truck platooning applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Peloton Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Austin B. Schuh, Stephen M. Erlien, Joshua P. Switkes
  • Patent number: 10492661
    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: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Sugie, Tomoyuki Hirayama, Yasuaki Takahashi, Masahito Yamane
  • Patent number: 10490069
    Abstract: Illuminated signal devices and speed detectors for audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices in accordance with various embodiments of the present disclosure are provided. In one embodiment, an illuminated signal device configured for capturing image data is provided, the device comprising a camera having a field of view, a communication module, and a processing module operatively connected to the camera and the communication module, the processing module comprising a processor, and a signal device application, wherein the signal device application configures the processor to detect motion within the field of view of the camera, capture image data in response to the detected motion using the camera, and transmit the image data to a backend server using the communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Patent number: 10490059
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for detecting, avoiding, and responding to wireless collisions. Wireless messages may be transmitted at various times and at various transmission power levels based on priorities of the messages, such that limited power and transmission channel resources may be devoted to higher-priority messages. Wireless gateways may manage transmission time windows for connected wireless devices, dynamically adjusting the windows based on detected wireless collisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Gilson, David Urban
  • Patent number: 10466688
    Abstract: A method includes transmitting a notification to an end-user device, where the notification identifies an event in an industrial process control and automation system. The method also includes obtaining contextual information associated with the event, where the contextual information includes one or more types of additional information associated with the event. The method further includes transmitting the contextual information to the end-user device. In addition, the method could include receiving a request for the contextual information from the end-user device, where the contextual information is transmitted to the end-user device in response to the request. The contextual information could be obtained from multiple devices or systems automatically in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Burd, Andrew Duca, Paul F. McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 10446014
    Abstract: Data can be received indicating an occurrence of an alarm in an industrial machine monitoring system, the alarm triggered in response to machine operation satisfying a condition. A notification plan associated with the alarm can be accessed. The notification plan can specify parameters for contacting a user in response to the occurrence of the alarm. The notification plan can specify a time delay. A notification can be generated after elapse of at least the time delay. The generating can be according to the notification plan. The notification can be provided. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Bently Nevada, LLC
    Inventors: Jacqueline Marie Tappan, Ryan Gregory Roaldson
  • Patent number: 10438484
    Abstract: A system for missing person and stolen property search by remotely logging surveillance data transmitted by an RFID tag attached to the missing person or attached to the stolen property where the RFID tag in close proximity to vehicles; wherein the vehicles receive and store the surveillance data to make a real time connection between the vehicles and the RFID tag; the system comprising: a first in-vehicle apparatus on-board civilian vehicles; a second in-vehicle apparatus on-board law enforcement vehicles; an RFID tag attached to a person or attached to a portable property; wherein the first in-vehicle apparatus is configured to wirelessly communicate with the RFID tag to receive data associated with the RFID tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Mohamed Roshdy Elsheemy
  • Patent number: 10432244
    Abstract: A system with one or more transceiver antenna assemblies for installation in vehicle side-view mirrors to enable communication with nearby vehicles. Each transceiver antenna assembly may have one or two antenna arrays implemented on a single printed circuit board, protected by an antenna housing used to mount the transceiver antenna inside the mirror assembly. Each antenna array in a dual-channel transceiver antenna may transmit and receive data over one of two DSRC channels. One channel may be used to transmit and receive vehicle data only and the other channel may be used to transmit and receive both vehicle data and audio/video (A/V) data. Each antenna array is connected to a radio in the vehicle that processes received signals and prepares signals for transmission. Such a transceiver antenna system may be especially useful for communication in truck platooning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: PELOTON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Charles A. Price, James T. O'Keeffe, Thomas J. Birnbaum, Ganymed B. Stanek, Joshua P. Switkes
  • Patent number: 10417898
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for hands-free signaling for tracking, locating and/or monitoring a person are provided in embodiments herein. A system including a portable signaling unit comprising an intra-oral element and a sensor for detecting a compressive force from a user is provided in an embodiment herein. The portable signaling unit may be configured to generate a signal in response to the compressive force detected, in one embodiment. The embodiment further includes a relay device configured to transmit a signal from the sensor, a receiver configured to detect the signal from the relay device, and a processor enabled to receive a signal from the receiver, wherein the signal is used to identify and provide information about a location of the portable signaling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BizLife, LLC
    Inventor: G. Thomas Bland, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10395504
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and techniques for detecting the recording activity of a sensor are described. A monitoring system includes a sensor that is configured to generate sensor data, as well as a failsafe circuit that is configured to monitor an electronic signal of the sensor and determine that the sensor is recording. The system can further include a control unit that receives indication from the failsafe circuit that the sensor is recording and, based on determining that the control unit did not request the sensor to record or that the control unit is not aware that the sensor is recording, the system outputs a signal, e.g. to an indicator light, indicating that the sensor is recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Robert Leon Lutes, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 10375928
    Abstract: [Object] A livestock management system according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a stay determination unit. The stay determination unit determines, on the basis of data regarding a plurality of individual identification signals transmitted from a transmission apparatus that is attached to a livestock animal and transmits the individual identification signal made corresponding to the livestock animal, whether or not the livestock animal is staying within a target region corresponding to the individual identification signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masakazu Yajima, Hideo Niikura, Hidenori Ishibashi
  • Patent number: 10304045
    Abstract: A communications network places in data communication an access point controlling access to a controlled access area; a server; and a medium-long range wireless communications transceiver. The transceiver detects presence of a portable electronic device outside the access point. The server obtains an indication that a user of the portable electronic device has been authenticated to the portable electronic device and initiates a payment approval process which is completed before the user seeks to pass through the access point. Based at least in part on the authentication and success of the payment approval process, the server provides to the access point an electronic token indicating that the user, bearing the portable electronic device, is to be allowed to pass through the access point into the controlled access area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Michael V. Kutsch, Salman H. Syed, Mark Lulic
  • 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