Selection From A Plurality Of Sensed Conditions Patents (Class 340/517)
  • Patent number: 10324474
    Abstract: Vehicles and methods of navigating vehicles comprise at least three receiver antennae configured to receive radio frequency (RF) signals from one or more RF-transmitting antennae coupled to an object, receiver circuitry coupled to the receiver antennae to acquire the RF signals and to determine timing information from the acquired RF signals, memory storing information related to fixed distances between each receiver antenna and each other receiver antenna, a processor configured to determine a relative position of the vehicle with respect to the one or more RF-transmitting antennae based on the stored information related to the fixed distances between each receiver antenna and each other receiver antenna and on the timing information determined by the receiver circuitry, and a control system configured to control operation of the vehicle in response to the relative position of the vehicle with respect to the one or more RF-transmitting antennae determined by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: POSITION IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Edward L. Hill, Brett Bilbrey, Harry Lee Deffebach, III, Krenar Komoni
  • Patent number: 10302522
    Abstract: A method for determining correct performance of a sampling pipe in an aspirated particle and/or gas sampling system. The method includes causing a change in airflow in a sampling pipe of the aspirated particle and/or gas sampling system that induces a change in at least one airflow property within the sampling pipe, and detecting an effect of the change in said airflow property. Also disclosed is a method for determining correct performance of an aspirated particle gas sampling system. The method includes determining correct performance of a sampling pipe in the aspirated particle and/or gas sampling and determining correct performance of a detector in the aspirated particle and/or gas sampling system, wherein a test fluid is introduced to the aspirated particle and/or gas sampling system at or near the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Xtralis Global
    Inventor: Alasdair James Williamson
  • Patent number: 10289108
    Abstract: A device for use in monitoring operation of a plurality of system assets includes a storage device configured to store a model of a plurality of system assets and a processor coupled to the storage device. The processor is configured to receive data representative of a status of the system assets, and display, in a first display state, a plurality of asset images representative of the system assets using the model. The processor is also configured to display, in a second display state, a first asset image of the asset images within the display upon a determination that the system asset represented by first asset image is in an alarm state, and display, in a third display state, the remaining asset images within the display upon a determination that the system assets represented by the remaining asset images are not in an alarm state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Paul Ceglia, Scott Terrell Williams, Charles Terrance Hatch, David Michael Robertson
  • Patent number: 10269224
    Abstract: A security system includes sensor devices, a security panel that receives signals from the sensor devices and that executes algorithms to determine the presence of an alarm that is sent to a game console coupled to a monitor. The game console includes a processor and memory, a graphics processor, and a network interface that receives data from the security panel and causes a message regarding the alarm condition to be displayed on the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Sharma, Yatishkumar Ravinath Pokale, B. Parthasarathy
  • Patent number: 10256989
    Abstract: An application method of a communication terminal is disclosed, the communication terminal being applied to a smart home system based on IoT protocols. The application method includes: installing, by the communication terminal the IoT protocols, acquiring, by the communication terminal, a first message from a device of the smart home system; and comparing the first message against a preset message comparison table, and, when a match is found, acquiring a second message matching the first message, and further sending the second message by the preset mode. Thus, the communication terminal according to the disclosure can connect to the appliances of the smart home system based on IoT protocols, enabling the smart home system relying on the communication terminal, which can provide realtime information reporting. In addition, the smart home system provides a low cost, a wide coverage area and a high intelligence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD.
    Inventors: Jingmao Lin, Dan Li, Dawang Xu, Haizhu Yan
  • Patent number: 10203230
    Abstract: A multiturn rotary encoder includes: a measuring standard having at least one graduation track, with whose aid the angular position of a shaft is absolutely encoded; a first scanner, with which the at least one graduation track is able to be scanned in order to generate first position signals; a first single-turn evaluation unit for forming a first single-turn code word from the first position signals; a first multiturn evaluation unit for forming a first multiturn code word from the first position signals; a second scanner, with which the at least one graduation track is able to be scanned in order to generate second position signals; a second single-turn evaluation unit for forming a second single-turn code word from the second position signals; a second multiturn evaluation unit for forming a second multiturn code word from the second position signals; and a battery, with which at least the components necessary for forming the multiturn code words are able to be supplied with energy upon loss of a main pow
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Von Berg
  • Patent number: 10198921
    Abstract: A transportable container assembly including a transportable container defining an enclosed interior space and having an opening member cooperatively engaging a mounting frame. The opening member has a closed position and an open position and access to the interior space is permitted in the open position. A localized device or system is attached to the transportable container and is coupled to an electrical power source. A reed switch apparatus coupled to the transportable container communicates the position of the opening member to the localized device or system. The localized device or system provides a localized function depending on the reported position of the opening member. The localized function includes at least one of a group consisting of a local lighting function, local locking mechanism action and local refrigeration system action/function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Glendell N. Gilmore
  • Patent number: 10154802
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for precisely perceiving an indoor activity. The method may include: receiving a vibration signal on a floor by using multiple vibration sensors disposed according to a preset rule; and determining a location of a vibration source according to a phase difference of a vibration signal of the same vibration source in different vibration sensors. The monitoring performed on the indoor activity in the present invention can be performed without disturbing the monitored person, and can resolve the concern about leakage of privacy of the monitored person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Shenzhen Zhiying Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun Hu
  • Patent number: 10146860
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing notifications based on biometric data are presented. Biometric data from multiple biometric sensors is aggregated and stored. Inferential analysis is performed on the biometric data to characterize an associated user. A user characteristic is correlated to one or more consumer characteristics in a consumer profile and output information is determined based on the consumer profile. A notification that includes the output information is transmitted to a computing device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Devin Wenig
  • Patent number: 10145617
    Abstract: An oven temperature monitoring system including a box top and a box body formed out of an alkene fluorocarbon material for monitoring the temperature and duration of a powder coat curing cycle is provided. The box top includes a receptacle in communication with a printed circuit board and an antenna that are secured within a housing on the inward facing surface of the box top. A pair of thermocouples are attached to an item that has been powder coated and communicates temperature data back to the electronic device that can be transmitted out of the oven during curing cycles to a computer monitored by a user. This information can be used to ensure proper curing time and temperature and significantly reduces wasted thermal energy due to incomplete or repeated cure cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Temperature Monitoring Systems, LLC
    Inventor: M. Joseph Young
  • Patent number: 10118698
    Abstract: A method includes dispatching a drone to a site. The drone includes audio/visual equipment. The method includes logging a plurality of timestamped locations of the drone and receiving, from the audio/visual equipment, site data captured by an on-site operator of the audio/visual equipment. The method includes correlating a portion of the site data with at least one of the timestamped locations of the drone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Juliette Zerick, William Cottrill, Michelle McHugh, Sheldon Kent Meredith
  • Patent number: 10084668
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed that enables a customer to specify when services should be provisioned on a “just-in-time” or elastic basis. By dynamically specifying when services should be received, a customer is better able to suit such services to customer needs, thereby allowing the customer to only pay for what is actually used. Using an on-demand portal, a customer may prescribe when (or the degree to which) services should be enabled, and/or when the devices that utilize those services, or the services themselves, need to be monitored. Accordingly, the customer is given flexibility to dictate when services are required or when their services or devices require monitoring by a service provider, and the service provider is given the flexibility to tailor the amount of resources required to support and manage the customer's demands, thereby enabling more efficient use of both the customer's and service provider's resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Witzman, Paul T. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10076012
    Abstract: A system and method provide fail-safe operation of a lighting system. A lighting level detector is used to obtain a baseline lighting level for a low-intensity light. If the detector measures less than the baseline level when an occupancy sensor determines the space is unoccupied, a high-intensity light is energized and an indication is provided to a user that the low-intensity light has failed. A method provides daylighting operation of a lighting system. An occupancy sensor can have Wi-Fi functionality to enable remote configuration of the sensor. A line voltage occupancy sensor can include an interface with low voltage devices. An occupancy sensor can include an integral interface to enable an external control system to override the sensor's normal logic under emergency conditions. An occupancy sensor can include an active temperature compensation feature. An occupancy sensor can also incorporate an automatically adjustable coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Jaiganesh Balasubramainian, Justin Morton
  • Patent number: 10067512
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for enabling sensor discovery in autonomous devices herein. An example system for enabling dynamic sensor discovery including a client that includes an autonomous device. The autonomous device is capable of navigating from a current location to a destination location using sensor data. The client provides a request for sensor information for sensors along a planned route and receives respective sensor information for each of a set of selected sensors selected by a data server based on the request. The client subscribes to a data feed of a sensor of the set of selected sensors along the planned route based on sensor information corresponding to the sensor and client analyzes the data feed to determine whether to proceed with the planned route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tobias Kohlenberg, Ravishankar R. Iyer, James Jin-koo Kim
  • Patent number: 10068077
    Abstract: Among other things, a system comprises a processor device, a memory in communication with the processor device, and a storage device that stores a program of computing instructions for execution by the processor using the memory. The program comprises instructions configured to cause the processor to receive from a user device biometric information of a user requesting access to the security system. The biometric information is associated with the user in possession of the user device. The processor is also caused to analyze the received biometric information to determine whether the user in possession of the device is a person authorized to access the security system with the user device. If the user is determined to be authorized, the user is allowed to access the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Anthony Mucci, Michael Garavuso
  • Patent number: 10007850
    Abstract: A system for event detection and reporting has primary sensors for producing raw data from observing the proximate area, one or more processors for the primary sensors, for processing the raw data to produce output, a centralized controller to which each of the processors is connected, for receiving the output, a security network for communicating between the sensors, the controller, and one or more remote terminals, the security network having an alarm, and a plurality of auxiliary sensors for providing secondary sensor information to the one or more processors wherein the controller provides an alarm to the remote terminals through the security network if an event has occurred. A method of event detection has the steps of receiving a control command, alarm message and sensor information, determining if an event has occurred, and sending alarm messages and filtered sensor information to remote terminals if an event has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE ALERT SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Henry Leung, Xiaoxiang Liu, Ha Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9997054
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for automatically disarming a security system. For example, a method for automatically disarming a security system is described, comprising determining, by a personal communication device, when a person is in proximity to the person's home or business and, in response to determining that the person is in proximity to the person's home or business, transmitting a disarm command by the personal communication device to a security controller for the security controller to disarm the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Sweeney, Thomas Thibault, Thomas Henley, Louis Hughes
  • Patent number: 9955124
    Abstract: This sensor placement determination device is provided with an external storage device (15) in which traffic data, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanori Miyoshi, Manabu Katou
  • Patent number: 9910668
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for reducing network traffic in an event-driven infrastructure by a two-stage notification subscription mechanism may be provided. The method includes subscribing, by client components to notifications for topics at a client-side hub, opening, a connection to a server-side notification server initiated by the client-side hub and subscribing, by the client-side hub to the server-side notification server for a united set of topics client components subscribed to at the client-side hub. The method also comprises, based on the subscriptions, a communicating, a united set of data relating to the united set of topics from the server-side notification server to the client-side hub, wherein the united set of data comprises data the client components subscribed to at the client-side hub such that the network traffic is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthias Diester, Patrizia Gufler, Andreas Nauerz, Thomas Steinheber
  • Patent number: 9865147
    Abstract: A self-contained collision warning device warns of possible collisions between people and between people and moving objects on opposite sides of doors and other visual barriers. Motion sensors detect the presence of people or moving objects and activate indicators that warn of the presence of unseen people and moving objects. The device can be mounted to a door or wall without modification to the door or wall or access to electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventors: David Langford, Joseph McGinty
  • Patent number: 9727048
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus, system and method for monitoring plant. A sensor means can be adapted for receiving plant growth information of the plant being received inside a container. An indicating means can be adapted for indicating information of the plant growth information. A wireless communication means can be adapted for transmitting the plant growth information to an external device. A control means can select a working mode of the indicating means and the wireless communication means. Through the cooperative effect of the sensor means, the storage means, the indicating means and the wireless communication means, operators do not have to take along with instruments to perform measurement reading of the on-site plant growth information at a regular time, thereby saving labor cost and time cost of monitoring the plant growth information and improving efficiency of plant monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: SANG ECO SYSTEM LIMITED
    Inventor: Kwai Sang So
  • Patent number: 9703939
    Abstract: A mobile terminal having a face recognition function and a control method thereof are provided. A mobile terminal includes a display unit, a memory, a photographing unit and a controller. The memory stores first photographing distance information mapped to a plurality of coordinates in a previously obtained first face image, as reference information for releasing a lock mode in which a touch input applied to the display unit is restricted. The photographing unit obtains a second face image by photographing a subject, when a face recognition function is performed in the lock mode. The controller computes second photographing distance information mapped to the plurality of coordinates in the second face image, and releases the lock mode, based on a result obtained by comparing the first photographing distance information and the second photographing distance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Uisoo Tahk, Minhun Ha, Uijun Kim, Jaeyee Lee, Sanghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9685061
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing spoken messages that reflect event status of one or more hazard detection systems within a smart-home environment are described herein. The messages can inform occupants in concise manner that does not overload cognitive recognition of those occupants. For example, the messages may be prioritized to limit the amount of information that is spoken and intelligently condense information in as concise a manner as possible. This may be accomplished by using one or more speaking paradigms to compile audible messages to be played back through a speaker of the hazard detection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Nina F. Shih, Lauren Von Dehsen, David Sloo, Tyler Moore, Nicholas Unger Webb
  • Patent number: 9666047
    Abstract: Techniques are described for moving asset location tracking and monitoring system technology. A system monitors for events related to a monitoring system that monitors a fixed property and the system detects an event related to the monitoring system based on the monitoring. The system performs an operation that leverages geographic location tracking of at least one mobile asset associated with the fixed property based on the detected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin, Daniel J. Ramos
  • Patent number: 9662620
    Abstract: A temperature measuring device (1) with a thermometer (2) has a plurality of temperature sensors (3) on one side (10), which function on an electrical basis. The thermometer (2) is immersed in a container or beaker (4) set up in a usage position on a heating plate (102) of a magnetic stirrer (100) and in a medium (5) present therein. The plurality of temperature sensors (3) are arranged spaced apart from one other vertically on the temperature measuring device (1), and are immersed in the medium (5) at different heights in the usage position. It is therefore possible firstly to recognize a temperature stratification inside the medium (5), and secondly, to detect level changes of the medium (5) in the interior of the container (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: IKA-WERKE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Erhard Eble, Uwe Brauch, Thomas Hensle, Christian Babel
  • Patent number: 9626847
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology may comprise a system disposed within a structure comprising a network of individually addressed devices, wherein each device comprises a microcontroller electrically connected to a communication module, an output module, and/or a sensor module. The sensor module may produce data of an environmental condition and may transmit a signal to the microcontroller based on the data. The microcontroller may receive and processes the signal from the sensor module to identify a detected event and selectively activates at least one of the output module and the sensor module based on the detected event. The selectively activated output module and sensor module may located within the same device as the microcontroller and/or any number of devices in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Exposure Illumination Architects, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel S. Spiro
  • Patent number: 9618910
    Abstract: A method (100) of generating on-demand device templates for integrating a controller controllable (CC) device with a process controller in a processing plant. A device description for the CC device is obtained (101) including a list of device parameters, connection details for communications including assembly structures, and a mapping of the device parameters into the assembly structures or the device description. Using a device template generating algorithm a custom device template is generated (102) for the CC device (i) by modifying an existing device template to include at least one modification or (ii) from the device description.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Nikhra, Joseph Felix, Suraj Prakash, Ashutosh Singh, Girish Krishnanivas
  • Patent number: 9564034
    Abstract: A real-time threat detection system incorporating a plurality of sensors adapted to detect radiation across the majority of the electromagnetic spectrum. The system also includes an aided or automatic target recognition module which compares the data from the sensors against known radiation signatures and issues an alert when an anomalous signature is detected. The system further includes an operator station which displays sensor information allowing the operator to intervene. The sensors detect radiation which is normally emitted by persons or other bodies and display areas to the operator where normal emissions are blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: THERMAL MATRIX USA, INC.
    Inventors: John William Foster, Michael A. Reinpoldt, Willem H. Reinpoldt, III
  • Patent number: 9551581
    Abstract: A turn-by-turn internal navigation system for use with a mobile electronic device includes three receives for using a trilateration navigational algorithm using first receiver for receiving a cellular tower radio frequency (RF) signal, a second receiver for receiving a WiFi RF signal; and a third receiver for receiving at least one Bluetooth RF signal based upon a BLE tag network. A processor works to execute an algorithm using feed-forward estimation such that no feedback is needed for distance error correction. The algorithm uses dead reckoning navigation in combination with information from the first receiver, second receiver and third receiver to generate positional information such that in-building navigation instructions are displayed on the mobile electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Albright Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian D. Pittman
  • Patent number: 9478079
    Abstract: A method is provided for monitoring at least one sensor of a vehicle, which has means for wireless communication, wherein measured values of the at least one sensor are compared to measured values of at least one comparison vehicle with the aid of the means for wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Heiko Lenhardt, Bernd Kohler, Walter Lehle, Ipek Sarac
  • Patent number: 9401654
    Abstract: A device for modifying an AC voltage has an input for connecting to an AC voltage source and an output for connecting to a load circuit. An interrupter is designed such that, within a time window, the output can be disconnected from the AC voltage source. The time window has a time delay from the zero crossing of the voltage of the AC voltage source. At the output, the device has a terminator that is designed, together with the interrupter, such that the voltage at the output has a predefined or predefinable value in the time window. The device also includes a pulse shape generator for generating a predetermined or predeterminable pulse shape, and a control that actuates the terminator and the interrupter such that the voltage curve at the output can be modified according to the pulse shape predetermined by the pulse shape generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Aizo Group AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kemmler, Matthias Tramm, Eckhard Bröckmann, Daniel Trollhagen, Wilfried Beck
  • Patent number: 9381457
    Abstract: The present specification relates to an air treatment device and a detachable sensor module. The air treatment device comprises a user interface configured to display, for selection by a user, at least one static or open-loop operational mode to be executed by a controller; and a wall comprising one or more pervious sections towards an ambient volume. One side of the wall comprises a connector for mating with a corresponding connector of the detachable sensor module, and the connector, when the sensor module is present, enables a data connection from the sensor module to the controller. When the data connection is enabled, the user interface is configured to display at least one closed-loop operational mode, in which the controller controls the air treatment section in response to measurement data relating to the ambient volume received from the sensor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: BLUEAIR AB
    Inventor: Joakim Nygren
  • Patent number: 9341518
    Abstract: A device for monitoring the temperature and level of liquid food in a container is provided. The device includes an upper base and a lower elongate housing member. A plurality of temperature sensors are located along the length of the elongate housing member. The device may include a retaining lip which allows the device to be hung over the edge of a food container, with the elongate housing member extending down into the liquid food. Signals received from the individual sensors can be used to determine both the temperature of the liquid and the level or volume of the liquid in the container, using the known distances between the individual sensors. Information regarding the liquid temperature and level can then be transmitted from the monitoring device to an external receiver. The device may also comprise an energy harvesting device which converts heat energy from the liquid into electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Innovative Control Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen A. Batti, Erik Magner, Mark B. Roberts
  • Patent number: 9342400
    Abstract: Aspects of dynamic power profiling are described herein. In various embodiments, a current sense operating mode is set for a current sense circuit, and the current sense circuit is enabled for operation. The current sense circuit senses an amount of current supplied by at least one of a plurality of power rails based on the current sense operating mode. The current sense circuit also accumulates and stores a value of the amount of current over a period of time. In certain aspects, a system controller averages the value of the amount of current based on the period of time. The current sense circuit may be configured to operate in various modes of operation including single or scan rail modes of operation, and the average of the value of the amount of current may be evaluated based on the modes of operation of the current sense circuit and/or the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: BROADCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Walid Nabhane, Mark D. Rutherford, Chun-Nan Ke, Veronica Alarcon, John Russell Platenak, Arun Palaniappan
  • Patent number: 9303390
    Abstract: A work machine includes: a work state detection unit detecting a physical amount; a time integration unit calculating a time integration value; a determination unit associating the time integration value with a predetermined operating angle of an excavation-loading mechanism and determining that an operation of an operation lever is performed at a time the time integration value is not smaller than a predetermined integration value; a counting unit performing accumulation adding with number of times of loading as once at a time each operation is an excavation-loading work performed in an order of: an excavation operation; a forward swing operation; a soil discharge operation; and a backward swing operation; a default setting unit setting a bucket capacity; a workload calculation unit calculating a workload by multiplying the number of times of loading by the bucket capacity; and an output unit outputting the workload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Nagato, Kiyokazu Sagawa, Ryo Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9307076
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for transmitting notifications to customers. One example method may include identifying a notification event associated with a customer via a customer management module and retrieving a customer record. The method may also include identifying a customer's mobile device via a voice channel preference indicating the mobile device in the customer preference record, and transmitting the notification event to the customer's mobile device based on the voice channel preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Jennie Dawn Hanson, Jeffrey William Cordell, James K. Boutcher
  • Patent number: 9304047
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and a device for on-line measuring the inner temperature of a cable joint, the device includes a built-in temperature measurer and an outside receiver. The built-in temperature measurer measures the temperature of the cable joint or a core wire surface by means of direct contact measuring method, and transmits the data to the outside receiver through an insulating layer by means of the radio frequency identification technique. At the same time, the outside receiver supplies power energy to the built-in temperature measurer by means of the radio frequency signal, so it resolves the problem of supplying power to the built-in temperature measurer. The device of the invention has the advantage of accurately measuring temperature, small volume, superior applicability and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Zhejiang Tuwei Electricity Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiang Huang, Chengcai Wu
  • Patent number: 9291683
    Abstract: A power conversion unit includes a power converter and a controller coupled to the secondary or output stage of the power converter. The power conversion unit is configured to generate an output test voltage or current during a pre-start test period of the power converter, where the output test voltage or current is monitored to determine a converter fault condition. A method of operating a power conversion unit is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Subarna Pal, Stephen C. Guthrie
  • Patent number: 9280889
    Abstract: An alert network is described. The alert network has a plurality of individual monitoring systems, a plurality of user terminals respectively associated with the individual monitoring systems, alert transmitters in the monitoring systems, for transmitting primary alerts to selected user terminals and/or to other monitoring systems in accordance with parameterized transmission rules, alert receivers in said terminals, and alert propagators in the terminals, capable of selectively propagating received primary alerts to other terminals and or to other monitoring systems as secondary alerts, in accordance with parameterized propagation rules. A method for transmitting and propagating alerts according to corresponding parameters in such a network is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: KIWATCH
    Inventor: Cedric Williamson
  • Patent number: 9262055
    Abstract: A heat map carousel displays health and status information for an electro-mechanical system using a set of heat maps rendered in a carousel view. The set includes a plurality of sub-systems, each sub-system including one or more instances of hardware components from different categories or sub-categories. A heat map is more prominently displayed as a focus heat map. Health and status information for different instances of hardware components is organized within a heat map either by category/sub-category and instance or by location. Attribute values are mapped to a color indicative of health and status of the instance. In response to an operator input, the carousel is rotated to display a different heat map as the focus heat map. In response to operator selection of a cell in the focus heat map, health and status information for that cell is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Christopher Bradley Grounds, Vanessa Maria Battaglia, Daniel Thomas Donohoo
  • Patent number: 9252984
    Abstract: A semiconductor device including a bus communication transceiver configured to be adopted in an automobile, including a transmission circuit to receive an input signal from an input node and generate a transmission signal; a bus connection node to couple with an external single wire bus to transmit the transmission signal to the external single wire bus and to receive a reception signal from the external single wire bus, the external single wire bus being coupled with an on-board battery of the automobile; a reception circuit to receive the reception signal or the transmission signal from the single wire bus to generate an output signal; and a delay time measurement circuit to measure a delay time from a rising time of the input signal to a rising time of the output signal generated from the input signal, and to generate a delay time measurement result signal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideki Kiuchi
  • Patent number: 9251696
    Abstract: A particular smart hazard detector may itself function as a guide during a process of installation of the same at an installation location. Additionally, the installation location of the particular smart hazard detector may play a central role in how various settings of the smart hazard detector are defined and adjusted over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nick Webb, Yoky Matsuoka, Anthony Michael Fadell, Matthew Lee Rogers
  • Patent number: 9247409
    Abstract: A system mobile computing device is at a first geographic location different from a second geographic location of a customer premises. The mobile computing device is configured to receive from the customer premises information including data indicating a status of the customer premises and an identifier for the customer premises. The device is further configured to receive user input to place an emergency call concerning the customer premises, to provide the identifier for the customer premises to a data store as part of a query for a location of the customer premises; to receive a response to the query including the second location, and send a request for a public safety answering point (PSAP) to request emergency services at the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Frederick Tuck, Mark Wayne Lea, George Horkan Smith, David B. Lett
  • Patent number: 9214081
    Abstract: An alert network is described. The alert network has a plurality of individual monitoring systems, a plurality of user terminals respectively associated with the individual monitoring systems, alert transmitters in the monitoring systems, for transmitting primary alerts to selected user terminals and/or to other monitoring systems in accordance with parameterized transmission rules, alert receivers in said terminals, and alert propagators in the terminals, capable of selectively propagating received primary alerts to other terminals and or to other monitoring systems as secondary alerts, in accordance with parameterized propagation rules. A method for transmitting and propagating alerts according to corresponding parameters in such a network is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: KIWATCH
    Inventor: Cedric Williamson
  • Patent number: 9201419
    Abstract: A method of monitoring and controlling an industrial process associated with a plurality of process variables by a control system including displaying a set of process related images which are user-selected on a display device of the control system, each process related image of the set of process related images being associated with a process variable of the plurality of process variables; receiving process variable data of the plurality of process variables while the step of displaying is carried out, and when process variable data is received indicating that a process variable has a status value outside a predetermined accepted range; and displaying, on the display device, a process related image which is associated with the process variable with the status value outside the predetermined accepted range, receiving an input command for controlling the process variable, and controlling the process variable based on the input command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: ABB Research Ltd.
    Inventors: Susanne Timsjo, Martin Olausson, Hongyu Pei-Breivold
  • Patent number: 9044205
    Abstract: A method of optimizing operation of a medical diagnostic table according to a patient's weight is provided. The method includes sensing a weight carried by the medical diagnostic table using weighing sensors mounted under the medical diagnostic table, and adjusting a moving speed of the medical diagnostic table according to the sensed weight. The moving speed is reduced when the sensed weight is greater than a predetermined value, and the moving speed is increased when the sensed weight is less than the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Feng Wang, Chengcheng Zhou
  • Patent number: 9041527
    Abstract: An alarm system for monitoring a local premises and multiple remote objects is described. The system includes sensors in the local premises, an alarm panel connected to the sensors in the local premises, and remote objects having alarm systems in communication with the alarm panel. The remote objects are assigned a zone in the alarm panel to represent the remote object, such that an alarm condition at the remote object is reported as an alarm condition in the assigned zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey O. Smith, James Zavorski
  • Publication number: 20150130609
    Abstract: A security condition notification system (1, 1?, 1?) providing improved communication, in particular for emergency situations. The system (1, 1?, 1?) comprises a condition transmitter device (2, 2?, 2?, 2??) and a condition indicator device (5, 5?). The condition transmitter device (2, 2?, 2?, 2??) comprises at least a user interface (3, 3?), configured to enable a user to activate one of at least a first and a second security condition. The condition transmitter device (2, 2?, 2?, 2??) further comprises a transmitter communication interface (4, 4?) connected with said user interface (3, 3?) and configured for transmitting a security notification signal corresponding to the activated security condition to said condition indicator device (5, 5?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Jahangir Jacobs
  • Patent number: 9030315
    Abstract: An automation component configured for wireless communication within a building automation system is disclosed. The automation component includes a communication module having a communication port, and a wireless communication component. The automation component further includes a processor in communication with the communication module, a memory in communication with the processor, the memory configured to store computer readable instructions which are executable by the processor. The computer readable instructions are programmed to receive a component identifier via the communications port, generate a binding request based on the received component identifier, and communicate the binding request via the wireless communication component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Hendrix, Norman R. McFarland, Geoffrey D. Nass, Jeffrey A. Raimo, Pornsak Songkakul
  • Patent number: 9030316
    Abstract: A method and apparatus where the method includes detecting a plurality of events related to the activities of users within a security system wherein the events are defined by a plurality of attributes, wherein at least one attribute is categorical and wherein a data distance between events is a function of event attributes, evaluating the detected events using a density based anomaly detection method f(r), where r is a size of a neighborhood around a data point, comparing a value of the evaluated expression with a margin threshold value (msg(r)) and setting an alarm upon detecting that the value exceeds the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Vit Libal, Pavel Vacha, Valerie Guralnik