Testing Patents (Class 340/514)
  • Patent number: 11202185
    Abstract: A mobile data processing device configured to assist in locating a user. The device comprises an enclosure and an attachment base for attaching the device to a garment, lanyard or strap wearable by a user. The attachment base moves between a first (“normal”) position and a second (“alert”) position with respect to the enclosure in response to an external force acting on the enclosure. The device further comprises a detector system for detecting removal of the attachment base from the normal position, and an alert signal generator configured to send an alert signal in response to said detection. The alert signal can be generated quickly by grabbing the enclosure and pulling the device downwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignees: AiRISTA FLOW, INC., AiRISTA INTERNATIONAL OY
    Inventor: Timo Kalliovaara
  • Patent number: 11189121
    Abstract: A person identification device 100 has a tag 110 with a code and a tamper evident tether 120 able to secure the tag 110 to a person having a body. The person identification device also has a signal generator 140 able to generate a signal representing the code. The tag 110 has a capacitive contact 130 able to capacitively couple the signal into the body of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: G4S Monitoring Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Tom Coggins, John Potter
  • Patent number: 11158178
    Abstract: An example smoke detector includes a smoke detection circuit operable to detect smoke, a piezo buzzer, a single color visual indicator, and a transceiver operable to communicate with at least one other smoke detector. A processor is operatively connected to the smoke detection circuit, piezo buzzer, single color visual indicator, and transceiver. The processor is operable to provide distinct notifications for each of a plurality of modes of the smoke detector including at least one alarm mode that indicates detected smoke, at least one maintenance mode that indicates a maintenance condition of the smoke detector, and at least one network configuration mode. Each notification includes one or more audio tones from the piezo buzzer, one or more illuminations of the single color visual indicator, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Gabriel Anzziani
  • Patent number: 11127269
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a smoke detecting circuit and a display panel using the smoke detecting circuit. The circuit includes a smoke sensor, a smoke detecting module, and a first switch module. When the circuit is triggered on fire or smoking because of a short circuit, the smoke sensor is able to detect a smoke signal, the smoke detecting module is able to export a controlling signal immediately to control disconnection of the first switch module, cutting off a power source of a load, and protecting the load immediately while an accident happens. The load can be a display panel. The smoke detecting circuit is used for detecting the smoke signal of the display panel, without any additional external multi-function card, which reduces the installation space of the display panel with an easier arrangement of flat cables, and protects the display panel right away from accidents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: UNILUMIN GROUP CO., LTD
    Inventors: Min Xing, Wenlong Fan, Luhong Zhou
  • Patent number: 11064433
    Abstract: An event notification system includes a control assembly and a wireless device. The wireless device is configured to communicate with the control assembly at dynamically configurable frequencies, and communicates with the control assembly at a first frequency when in a disabled status, and communicates with the control assembly at a second frequency when in an enabled status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ankit Tiwari, Hector Moner Poy, Daniele Campana, Pedro Fernandez Orellana
  • Patent number: 11039518
    Abstract: An illumination mechanism includes a plurality of LEDs for illuminating a surface and is configured to determine whether one of the plurality of LEDs has faulted. A pair of LED sets is provided with the sets electrically connected in parallel via terminal connections of each set of LEDs. Regardless of at least one of environmental temperature or minor differences in minimum forward voltages of individual LEDs, the mechanism is configured to discern whether at least a single LED of one set of LEDs of the pair has faulted. In instances where the sets of LEDs are separated from a controller or voltage measurement circuitry, the cost, circuit board real estate consumption, and manufacturing complexity associated with additional wiring and connections are minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: MTD PRODUCTS INC
    Inventor: Edward John Blanchard
  • Patent number: 10969062
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a section or a component of a line for the transport of hydrocarbons, for example a methane pipeline, installed in a hazard and/or limited access site, includes: a detector for detecting deformation (102,2) of the section (1) of the line or component in their installation area; a computerized central unit (3), provided with an interface for the deformation detector and connected thereto to receive data about possible deformations; a transmitter for remote transmission of data (4), connected to the computerized central unit (3) and a remote communication line (5) to transmit the data to one or more operating central stations or remote users authorized to control the methane pipeline; a stand-alone solar electric generator (10), connected to the detector, to the central unit (3) and to the transmitter for providing power needed for operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Mauro Odori
  • Patent number: 10969151
    Abstract: Provided are an ice making device and a method of inspecting the same. In the ice making device, signal lines extending from a temperature sensor are connected to a drive unit. The drive unit performs an ice removal process of removing ice from an ice making tray when a temperature detected by the temperature sensor is equal to or lower than a set temperature. The drive unit performs a sensor inspection process of automatically inspecting whether the temperature sensor is abnormal based on an inspection execution command issued by an operation of a test switch during general processes including supplying water to the ice making tray and an ice making process. Thus, inspection of a drive mechanism of the drive unit and inspection of the temperature sensor can be performed in a series of operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Tanimura
  • Patent number: 10969468
    Abstract: A recursive real time positioning system setup method for immediate convergence of functional system setup is disclosed. In one disclosed embodiment, a method for onboarding a set of positioning devices to a positioning system includes issuing a human-perceptible unconnected indicator from a first positioning device in the set of positioning devices. The method also includes detecting a connection using a wireless receiver on the first positioning device. The connection is between the first positioning device and a second positioning device in the set of positioning devices. The method also includes issuing, in direct and automatic response to the detecting of the connection, a human-perceptible connected indicator from the first positioning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Mickael Touillaud
  • Patent number: 10967836
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an in-vehicle device for a phone as a key (PAK) system of a vehicle are provided. The in-vehicle device includes a control module that determines an age of a latest obtained certificate, including license information, and determines whether the latest certificate is outdated. If the latest certificate is outdated, the control module transmits an instruction signal from the vehicle to a mobile device to obtain an updated certificate. If the certificate is not outdated, the control module determines whether the license information is accurate. Based on whether the license information is accurate, the control module determines an accuracy level of the local time or the date. Based on the accuracy level, the control module adjusts an access tolerance time, permits the user to access the vehicle, or transmits the instruction signal from the vehicle to the mobile device to obtain the updated certificate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyle Golsch
  • Patent number: 10931279
    Abstract: Battery-powered electronic switching device comprising a powerless standby mode, including a sensor, a controller, a battery and a wireless communication module, wherein the controller can be activated via a switching transistor connected to the battery, wherein the switching transistor for activation can be set into a conductive state upon impinging light on a photoreceiver, wherein the control terminal of the switching transistor is connected to the controller so that it can remain permanently conductive, wherein the photoreceiver comprises a cover, which is suitable for influencing the incidence of light, and the controller comprises means for switching off the switching transistor in order to set the electronic switching device after a successful test, in response to a control command or after a predetermined period of time into the powerless standby mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: IFM ELECTRONIC GMBH
    Inventor: Rolf Fensterle
  • Patent number: 10721087
    Abstract: An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is used as a security system interface and an interface for interacting with a network. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal, mobile phone, or other client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Dawes, Jim Fulker, Carolyn Wales
  • Patent number: 10661914
    Abstract: A wireless engine monitoring system for an aircraft engine includes a housing and wireless transceiver that receives engine data, including engine data relating to environmental engine emissions. A processor processes the engine data and generates an alarm report when the environmental engine emissions exceed a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventor: James J. Ziarno
  • Patent number: 10659980
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring the performance of an access network utilizing mobile network equipment are provided. In some aspects, a network performance monitoring unit is installed within a vessel receiving network service from a network service provider. The network performance monitoring unit measures various aspects of network performance experienced by the vessel as it moves and provides the information to an aggregation facility. The aggregation facility aggregates the network performance data collected from a plurality of vessels and organizes the information based on one or more network service areas associated with the plurality of vessels. By aggregating the vessel specific performance data for vessels associated with a particular network service area, insight into network performance particular to a network service area is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventor: Sanjay V Lala
  • Patent number: 10615870
    Abstract: A network switch device and an operating method therefor are provided. The method includes: receiving, by a logic unit, a plurality of interrupt control signals from a plurality of optical fiber data transceivers, where each of the interrupt control signals reflects whether an operating state of each of the optical fiber data transceivers becomes anomalous or changes; combining, by the logic unit, the interrupt control signals from the optical fiber data transceivers into an interrupt combined signal; receiving, by an interrupt control pin of a processing unit, the interrupt combined signal; determining, by the processing unit, whether a logic level of the interrupt combined signal changes; and if the processing unit determines that the logic level of the interrupt combined signal changes, executing, by the processing unit, an interrupt handler, and determining which one of the optical fiber data transceivers becomes anomalous or changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITAC COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wei-Ti Weng
  • Patent number: 10529223
    Abstract: Disclosed is an alarm device for detecting a hazard in a control zone, the alarm device having: a hazard sensor that comprises a configurable sensitivity level and a device controller that controls the sensitivity level of the hazard sensor, wherein the alarm device: receives over an electronic network a target sensitivity, and calibrates the hazard sensor to achieve the target sensitivity level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramana Babu Kalagani, Eranna Kybarshi
  • Patent number: 10480681
    Abstract: To generate a setpoint signal to stroke a valve during a partial-stroke test, a first target is determined for the setpoint signal based at least on a travel displacement threshold, the travel displacement threshold corresponding to a desired extent of travel of the valve during the partial-stroke test; the setpoint signal is ramped from an initial value to the first target, during a first time interval; subsequently to the first time interval, the setpoint signal is maintained at the first target during a second time interval; a second target is determined for the setpoint signal based at least on the initial value; and during a third time interval subsequent to the second interval, the setpoint signal is ramped from the first target to the second target in a direction opposite to the ramping of the setpoint signal during the first time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Junk
  • Patent number: 10474684
    Abstract: A sensor data system, method and computer program configured to handle sensor data are disclosed. The system includes a reception unit adapted to receive sensor data, a storing unit adapted to store at least some of the received sensor data in an observations database, a recording unit adapted to record usage of the sensor data, and a relevance determination unit adapted to determine the relevance of the sensor data based on the recorded usage. A decision unit is adapted to remove excess sensor data with determined relevance below a limit from the observations database, and to retain relevant sensor data with determined relevance above the limit in the sensor database. Sensor data in an observations database may thereby be limited to a desired size, by removal of excess sensor data from the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Vincent Huang, Richard Carlsson, Julien Forgeat, Qingyan Liu, Siyan Zhao
  • Patent number: 10444042
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described to monitor a removable object. An apparatus includes a receptacle; the receptacle is configured to contain the removable object. A sensor node, the sensor node is associated with a unique identifier. The sensor node is configured to sense the presence of the removable object within the receptacle and to transmit a signal containing the unique identifier to a remote device. The signal is related to the presence of the removable object. A notification is sent to an entity which is responsive to the signal and a notification profile which is related to the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: MVP GROUP
    Inventor: Jaime Radcliff
  • Patent number: 10422440
    Abstract: To generate a setpoint signal to stroke a valve during a partial-stroke test, a first target is determined for the setpoint signal based at least on a travel displacement threshold, the travel displacement threshold corresponding to a desired extent of travel of the valve during the partial-stroke test; the setpoint signal is ramped from an initial value to the first target, during a first time interval; subsequently to the first time interval, the setpoint signal is maintained at the first target during a second time interval; a second target is determined for the setpoint signal based at least on the initial value; and during a third time interval subsequent to the second interval, the setpoint signal is ramped from the first target to the second target in a direction opposite to the ramping of the setpoint signal during the first time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth W. Junk
  • Patent number: 10397732
    Abstract: A mobile data processing device configured to assist in locating a user. The device comprises an enclosure and an attachment base for attaching the device to a garment, lanyard or strap wearable by a user. The attachment base moves between a first (“normal”) position and a second (“alert”) position with respect to the enclosure in response to an external force acting on the enclosure. The device further comprises a detector system for detecting removal of the attachment base from the normal position, and an alert signal generator configured to send an alert signal in response to said detection. The alert signal can be generated quickly by grabbing the enclosure and pulling the device downwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Airista Flow, Inc., Airista International Oy
    Inventor: Timo Kalliovaara
  • Patent number: 10353018
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to integrated circuit (IC) sensors and more particularly to IC sensor diagnostics using multiple (e.g., redundant) communication signal paths, wherein one or more of the communication signal paths can be diverse (e.g., in hardware, software or processing, an operating principle, or in some other way) from at least one other of the multiple communication signal paths. Embodiments can relate to a variety of sensor types, implementations and applications, including 3D magnetic field and other sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Scherr
  • Patent number: 10325459
    Abstract: A system and method for snap-on emergency exit LED lighting. The emergency exit lighting fixture comprises a structure for housing at least one LED light, an LED driver electronically coupled to the LED light(s), a continuous power source, a backup power source, and a test switch. The fixture, in various configurations, may be mounted to an existing T-grid. The fixture may be tested remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Nicole Bagozzi, Scott Evans
  • Patent number: 10325625
    Abstract: Audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices according to the present embodiments comprise a processor, a motion sensor, and a camera. In various embodiments, the A/V recording and communication devices are configured to reduce latency and/or to reduce false positive indications of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Changsoo Jeong, Karim Tarazi
  • Patent number: 10216164
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating inspection of fire alarm systems includes a graphical user interface rendered on a touchscreen display of a mobile computing device receiving selections of inspection results. The graphical user interface includes a testing pane, which indicates devices that are currently being tested, and a selection pane, which indicates devices yet to be tested. The devices indicated by the selection pane are filtered according to the inferred location of the inspector or the inferred order of test. Selection of devices indicated by the selection pane results in those devices being indicated by the testing pane. Results of inspections of the devices indicated by the testing pane are then selected by the touchscreen display detecting gestures (e.g. swipes toward the left or right) corresponding to different results. The results are sent to a connected services system and stored in a connected services database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Tyler Brown, Oana Secara
  • Patent number: 10190914
    Abstract: Audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices according to the present embodiments comprise a processor, a motion sensor, and a camera. In various embodiments, the A/V recording and communication devices are configured to reduce latency and/or to reduce false positive indications of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Changsoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 10192412
    Abstract: An intercom system for emergency rescue has a user extension, an administration server and a management device. The user extension has a serial number and is capable of generating an alarm signal by operation. The administration server connects to the user extension and the management device to receive the alarm signal. A plot plan recording a location of the user extension is stored in the administration server. The administration server transmits the plot plan with the location of the user extension that outputs the alarm signal to the management device to display. Therefore, an administrator equipped with the management device communicates with the user extension via a video connection established by the administration server. With the help of the plot plan and the video connection, the administrator provides timely assistance to reduce casualties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Inwellcom Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian-Jr Lin, Ke-Sen Huang
  • Patent number: 10152431
    Abstract: A system and process of adjusting units coupled to a control element which includes, installing the unit at a selected location. A parameter can be entered from a displaced user operable device. The unit can be directed to carry out a selected function. Performance can be evaluated whether an additional parameter alteration is required based on a predetermined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Piel, Kenneth G. Eskildsen
  • Patent number: 10147456
    Abstract: Audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices according to the present embodiments comprise a processor, a motion sensor, and a camera. In various embodiments, the A/V recording and communication devices are configured to reduce latency and/or to reduce false positive indications of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Changsoo Jeong, Karim Tarazi
  • Patent number: 10139281
    Abstract: Audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices according to the present embodiments comprise a processor, a motion sensor, and a camera. In various embodiments, the A/V recording and communication devices are configured to reduce latency and/or to reduce false positive indications of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Changsoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 10090970
    Abstract: The invention relates to a technique for especially testing an IEEE 802.11 WLAN device, in particular for testing performance compliance of the device. According to a method aspect to be performed by a test system, exchange of an ICMP message pair is initiated between the device under test (DUT) and the test system; and a backoff time selected by the DUT during the message exchange is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rajashekar Durai, Gerson Bacor, Michael Allwang
  • Patent number: 10068610
    Abstract: Audio/video (A/V) recording and communication devices according to the present embodiments comprise a processor, a motion sensor, and a camera. In various embodiments, the A/V recording and communication devices are configured to reduce latency and/or to reduce false positive indications of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Changsoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 10044850
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a control method of an electronic device includes: determining whether data is received by a background process of the electronic device and outputting a tactile notification notifying a user of the reception of the data when the data is received. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyoung-Nam Kim
  • Patent number: 10020649
    Abstract: A protective electrical wiring device includes a protective assembly including a sensor portion, a fault detection portion and a switch portion. A control circuit is configured to automatically perform a test cycle from time to time, each test cycle including a series of tests that determine the operational state of the protective assembly. At least one successive test in the test cycle is configured to test at least a portion of the protective assembly tested by a predecessor test in the test cycle. The control circuit is configured to establish a test result for each test in the series of tests, with each test result being stored in a test result table. The control circuit is configured to effect or not effect an end-of-life state by evaluating at least a portion of the test results in the test result table in accordance with a predetermined voting scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: PASS & SEYMOUR, INC.
    Inventor: Hai Hu Du
  • Patent number: 9990841
    Abstract: A system and method for testing fire detection and fire annunciation devices of a fire alarm system includes a central operations system, which provides a link between a control panel of the fire alarm system and a mobile computing device operated by a technician. During a walkthrough test, the on-site technician activates fire detection or fire annunciation devices of the fire alarm system and the activated devices signal the control panel and event data are generated. Event data from the control panel are sent to the central operations system to be stored. The central operations system sends the event data to a mobile computing device operated by the technician. The on-site technician is then able verify that the devices are physically sound, unaltered, working properly, and located in their assigned locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventor: Anthony P. Moffa
  • Patent number: 9965658
    Abstract: In embodiments of person-centric RFID tag activation, an RFID tag is configured so as to be active or inactive based on proximity to a person. An RFID tag includes an integrated circuit (IC), an antenna coupled to the IC, and skin proximity activation circuitry. For example embodiments, the skin proximity activation circuitry is configured to establish an active state for the RFID tag if proximate to skin and an inactive state if not proximate to skin. For an example implementation, an RFID tag is placed in an operationally active state in which an interrogation signal is detectable by an IC if at least one skin contact point is touching skin. For another example implementation, an RFID tag is placed in a communicatively active state in which a received interrogation signal may trigger the sending of a response signal if a detected temperature comports with a human-appropriate range of temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventors: Scott Debates, Francis Forest, Douglas A. Lautner
  • Patent number: 9959726
    Abstract: A method of operating an aspirated smoke detector includes providing an ambient condition detector, establishing a first flow baseline for the detector, establishing a second, lower, flow baseline for the detector, sampling a selected airflow, and determining if the slected airflow as sampled should be compared to the first flow baseline or the second, lower, flow baseline, and responsive thereto, determining if a trouble indictor should be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Edward J. Kurtz, Scott R. Lang
  • Patent number: 9945572
    Abstract: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) controllers are described herein. One method includes receiving an approximate relationship between each of a number of controlled and manipulated variables of an HVAC system, designating one of the number of controlled variables as a primary controlled variable, determining operating parameters for each of the number of manipulated variables that maintain the primary controlled variable based, at least in part, on the approximate relationship between the primary controlled variable and each respective manipulated variable, and determining operating parameters for each of the number of manipulated variables that maintain each of the other controlled variables based, at least in part, on the approximate relationship between each respective other controlled variable and each respective manipulated variable and the determined operating parameters for each of the number of manipulated variables that maintain the primary controlled variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Purnaprajna R. Mangsuli, Ranganathan Srinivasan, Paul Wacker, Ondrej Holub
  • Patent number: 9911317
    Abstract: A system and methods for determining maintenance needs of an alarm system are provided. The system may include a central monitoring station configured to receive operational measurements and apply maintenance rules to the operational measurements and a maintenance history for the alarm system to determine maintenance needs of the alarm system. Additionally, the central monitoring station may be configured to receive points, which may be modules or devices, and status updates and apply installation rules to the points and status updates to determine the maintenance needs for one or more of the points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Jason A. Breed, Fahim Mirzazada
  • Patent number: 9905115
    Abstract: Systems and methods for installing, commissioning, testing, and maintaining a fire alarm control panel via a mobile device are provided. Some methods can include receiving a first signal from a fire alarm control panel device, the first signal containing identifying information of the fire alarm control panel device, transmitting a second signal containing the identifying information to a server device, receiving a third signal containing a second piece of information from the server device, and displaying the second piece of information on a user interface device, wherein the second piece of information includes information for installing, commissioning, testing, or maintaining the fire alarm control panel device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Balamurugan Venkatesh, Sameesh Mukundan
  • Patent number: 9904319
    Abstract: A tablet adapted to be combined with a rod holder is provided. The tablet comprises a device body with a first surface and a second surface. The device body includes a first side edge, a second side edge adjacent to the first side edge, and a support area located at a joint of the first side edge and the second side edge. A through hole extending through the first surface and the second surface is formed at the support area. When the rod holder is inserted through the through hole to be combined with the device body, an end of the rod holder abuts against a supporting surface, and a support angle is formed between the device body and the supporting surface via the other end of the rod holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Igor Lukic, Yaw-Huei Chiou
  • Patent number: 9867264
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes: a wired communication circuit which receives, through a wired connection, an operation signal for controlling each of luminaires from a management device which controls an operation of each of the luminaires; a radio communication circuit which converts the operation signal received by the wired communication circuit and transmits the converted operation signal to each of the luminaires over a radio wave; an infrared ray receiver which receives an infrared ray signal transmitted from outside; and a controller. When the wired communication circuit receives a signal having a predetermined pattern from the management device, the controller transitions to a state for receiving the infrared ray signal, and, based on the infrared ray signal transmitted from outside, transmits a signal relating to communication setting between the radio communication circuit and each of the luminaires to each of the plurality of luminaires via the radio communication circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Yamauchi, Tomomi Hashimoto, Atsuo Nanahara, Yasuyuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9861543
    Abstract: A communication system for exchanging data between an actuator system and an external device, e.g. an operation where the communication system under the form of a gateway and a transcoder interprets the information in a bidirectional stream of data and distributes the information to both ends. The communication system is furthermore provided with a logger function, where the signals that are sent out to both sides of the gateway, are stored in a memory, so that the actions and signals that lead to an alteration on the actuator can later be reconstructed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Linak A/S
    Inventor: Allan H. Madsen
  • Patent number: 9838895
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a packet stream at a gateway device, the gateway device coupled to a component of a content distribution system. The method also includes transmitting, from the gateway device, a wireless signal that carries data corresponding to at least a portion of the packet stream to a first device. The wireless signal is transmitted in a wireless coverage area that includes a second device configured to receive and analyze the wireless signal to produce of an assessment of the content distribution system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark Brady, Stephen Sposato, Jin Wang, Xidong Wu
  • Patent number: 9761124
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using multi-criteria state machines to manage alarming states and pre-alarming states of a hazard detection system are described herein. The multi-criteria state machines can include one or more sensor state machines that can control the alarming states and one or more system state machines that can control the pre-alarming states. Each state machine can transition among any one of its states based on sensor data values, hush events, and transition conditions. The transition conditions can define how a state machine transitions from one state to another. The hazard detection system can use a dual processor arrangement to execute the multi-criteria state machines according to various embodiments. The dual processor arrangement can enable the hazard detection system to manage the alarming and pre-alarming states in a manner that promotes minimal power usage while simultaneously promoting reliability in hazard detection and alarming functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers, Jeffery Theodore Lee
  • Patent number: 9747771
    Abstract: The tracking and safety smart watch is a signaling device that is worn in the manner of an accessory. The tracking and safety smart watch communicates through messages with an appropriate authority such that security information regarding an individual wearing the tracking and safety smart watch can be monitored. The tracking and safety smart watch allows an appropriate authority can determine the location of the tracking and safety smart watch and to monitor the exterior surroundings of the tracking and safety smart watch. The tracking and safety smart watch provides for the transmission of an emergency message from the individual to the appropriate authority. Safeguards are incorporated into the tracking and safety smart watch to prevent removal of the tracking and safety smart watch from the individual without the approval or the appropriate authority. The tracking and safety smart watch comprises a timepiece, a control system, and a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventor: Jacqueline Martinez
  • Patent number: 9728074
    Abstract: Monitoring and mass notification systems, such as fire alarm systems, for use in occupied structures, and more particularly to wireless monitoring and mass notification systems include wireless base units that can be modular in design. This allows horns, mini horns, strobes, and audio messaging modules (e.g., speakers) to be physically plugged into the wireless base unit creating a unit with the appearance of a single physical unit. Preferably standardized plugs are used. In some cases, visual and audio modules (i.e., notification devices) have their own battery pack or external power interface. Each wireless base unit can optionally function as a repeater if it has dual transceivers (master transceiver and slave transceiver).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Martin A. Chiarizio, Robert Feltham
  • Patent number: 9672719
    Abstract: A method for detecting an event occurring during operation of a vehicle includes receiving indications of a plurality of variables from an installed device communicatively coupled to the mobile device via an internal communication link. The method further includes analyzing the received indications of the plurality of variables to detect the event occurring during the operation of the vehicle. Still further, the method includes, upon detecting the event, initiating: (i) a first communication session between the mobile device and an entity outside of the vehicle, and (ii) a second communication session between the mobile device and the installed device, wherein the mobile device forwards content communicated via the first communication session to the installed device via the second communication session such that the installed device presents the content to the vehicle operator. In one aspect, air pressure wave sensor and accelerometer data may trigger automatic crash notifications to emergency responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Hollenstain, Shawn C. Bennett
  • Patent number: 9640975
    Abstract: A circuit interrupting device having an auto-monitoring circuit for periodically testing various functions and structures of the device. The auto-monitoring circuit initiates an auto-monitoring routine which, among other things, generates a self-test fault condition and determines whether the detection mechanisms within the device properly detect the self-test fault. A test fault circuit is configured to generate one or more test pulses that cause the self-test fault condition and the test pulses are generated to occur outside of an active region of the fault detection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Simonin
  • Patent number: 9590412
    Abstract: A solid state power controller (SSPC) for an electrical power distribution system (EPDS), the SSPC may include a solid state switching device (SSSD) configured to interrupt current in a feeder line of the EPDS and a processing engine. A clamping device may be interposed between the feeder line and an electrical ground of the EPDS, An opto-coupler may be interposed between the processing engine and the clamping device. The opto-coupler may coupled to the clamping device to provide a lightning-detected signal to the processing engine only when a voltage drop develops across the clamping device. The processing engine may be constrained from commanding an alteration of state of the SSSD upon receiving the lightning-detected signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ezekiel Poulose, Vinod Kunnambath, Prashant Purusmotham Prabhu K, Narendra Rao, Zhenning Liu, Randy Fuller