Plural Diverse Conditions Patents (Class 340/521)
  • Patent number: 11064912
    Abstract: A fall sensor coupled to a necklace to detect a fall of a user is provided. The fall sensor includes a first sensing device, a second sensing device, a wireless module and a controller. The first sensing device is coupled to the necklace to detect a tension force of the necklace. The controller is coupled to the first sensing device, the second sensing device and the wireless module. When the first sensing device detects the tension force is changed, the controller activates the second sensing device to confirm whether the user is falling down, and when the user is determined to be fallen down, and the controller outputs an emergency message via the wireless module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: CLIMAX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Michael Chang
  • Patent number: 11062587
    Abstract: A lidar is actuated to collect data in a cargo zone in a vehicle. Upon identifying an object in the cargo zone, based on the collected lidar data, output to a user device is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jialiang Le, James Chih Cheng, Srinivasan Sundararajan
  • Patent number: 11057495
    Abstract: Telecommunications systems and associated methods are provided for determining where data is to be processed. According to a procedural implementation of the present disclosure, a method includes the step of receiving data associated with an Internet of Things (IoT) device and evaluating a plurality of processing factors related to the data. Based on the step of evaluating the plurality of processing factors, the method further comprises selecting where the data will be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Dmitri Fedorov, Joseph Alexander, Marco Naveda, Nelson Chao, Petar Djukic
  • Patent number: 11037432
    Abstract: Systems and methods of security monitoring using a learning process are provided. Intelligent security systems may perform a learning process to observe the paths of travel by occupants, as detected by various sensors distributed throughout a monitored location over a period of time. After the security system is initially installed, the system may learn the various paths taken by occupants of the house by keeping track of the sequence in which the sensors are activated due to normal human activity. Based on this data, a fully connected graph of sensors with all valid interconnections between sensors is available to the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ashish Kumar Shukla, Sakthi Kannan Ramabadran, Xi Chen, Armando J. Lucrecio, Avinash Joshi
  • Patent number: 11015832
    Abstract: A method of managing thermal comfort, the method comprising: capturing a first facial thermal image of a first individual, using a thermal imaging camera; determining a comfort level of the first individual in response to the first facial thermal image; comparing the comfort level determined to a comfort range; determining that the comfort level is not within the comfort range; and operating a heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system in response to the comfort level and the comfort range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vigneshwaran Annaamalai
  • Patent number: 10993082
    Abstract: An apparatus in an illustrative embodiment comprises at least one processing device comprising a processor coupled to a memory. The at least one processing device is configured to determine in a first node of a node network identifying information sufficient for tracking a user device that generates radio communications detectable by at least the first node, to replicate at least a portion of the identifying information from the first node to one or more additional nodes of the node network, and to track the user device utilizing the identifying information in the first node and the one or more additional nodes. Tracking the user device utilizing the identifying information in the first node and the one or more additional nodes illustratively comprises performing the tracking without requiring each of the first and additional nodes to pair with the user device. Other illustrative embodiments include methods and computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amber Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Bjorn Markus Jakobsson
  • Patent number: 10974392
    Abstract: A robotic device may traverse along a path that connects a set of observation points in a monitored environment, each observation point having one or more associated target objects. The robotic device may capture an image of a target object at an observation point using a camera disposed on the robotic device. The robotic device may perform an image analysis on the captured image to determine whether the target object is in a correct state. The robotic device may perform a corrective action with respect to the target object in response to determining that the target object is in an incorrect state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cynthia High, Cheryl King, Alan Villa, Chuka Obinabo, Andrew R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10967882
    Abstract: An autonomous vehicle system, and a method of using same, includes an eye or face tracking sensor for tracking a user's movements or expressions, a head up display for displaying information to the user, an instrument cluster for providing driving measurements of the autonomous vehicle, a time of flight sensor, a camera monitor system for displaying a side or rear view of the vehicle, and a control unit to communicate with the eye or face tracking sensor, the head up display, the time of flight sensor, and the camera monitor system when receiving a request to turn over driving controls to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Motherson Innovations Company Limited
    Inventor: Reinhold Langbein
  • Patent number: 10964499
    Abstract: A detection circuit module for use with a household appliance door to detect when the door is closed and/or locked, the detection circuit module having a first and a second contact configured for electrical connection with the household appliance door so as to be operable with the household appliance door, the detection circuit module including: a door closing switch arranged electrically in series between the first connecting contact and an actuator; a door locking switch arranged electrically in series between the actuator member and the second connecting contact; and a diode arranged in series with the actuator and the second connecting contact and the diode being arranged electrically in parallel with the door locking switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: Defond Electech Co., Ltd., Defond Components Limited
    Inventor: Chiu Keung Loong
  • Patent number: 10951435
    Abstract: An apparatus in an illustrative embodiment comprises at least one processing device comprising a processor coupled to a memory. The processing device is configured to determine a physical layout of at least a portion of an area that includes a set of sensor devices of a sensor network, to receive data generated by at least a subset of the set of sensor devices, the subset comprising at least a first sensor device of a first type and a second sensor device of a second type different than the first type, to compute one or more predicates based at least in part on the physical layout and the received data, and to take at least one automated action based at least in part on the one or more computed predicates. Other illustrative embodiments include methods and computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amber Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Bjorn Markus Jakobsson
  • Patent number: 10943444
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for smart home devices are presented. Such smart home devices may include one or more environmental sensors that are configured to detect the presence of one or more environmental conditions. Such smart home devices may include a light comprising a plurality of lighting elements. Such a light may be configured to illuminate using a plurality of colors and, possibly, a plurality of animation patterns. Such smart home devices may include a processing system configured to cause the light to illuminate using the plurality of colors and the plurality of animation patterns in response to a plurality of states of the smart home device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Boyd, James B. Simister, Adam D. Mittleman, John B. Filson, Fred Bould, David Sloo, Jesse W. Boettcher, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10927826
    Abstract: An electrically operated device (10) includes an electric motor (36) with an electrical cord set (30). The cord set (30) includes an electrical connecting plug (80) for coupling with an AC electrical outlet. The device (10) further includes a detector (46). A control (42) is electrically coupled to the motor (36) and electrically coupled to the detector (46) for controlling the level of electric current drawn by the electric motor (36) from the AC electrical outlet. The detector (46) detects whether the electrical connecting plug (80) is connected to a 15 Amp electric receptacle or to a 20 Amp electric receptacle and, in response, the control (42) establishes the electric profile of the electric motor (36) to correspond to the 15 Amp electric receptacle or to the 20 Amp electric receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Globe (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Greg Arnold, Kevin Gillis, Nick Suchoza
  • Patent number: 10923911
    Abstract: A controllable electrical outlet may be used to control one or more standard electrical outlets. The controllable electrical outlet may include a first connection configured to be electrically coupled to a hot connection, a second connection configured to be electrically coupled to a standard electrical outlet, and a third connection configured to be electrically coupled to a neutral connection. The controllable electrical outlet may also include a load control circuit, a communication circuit, and a control circuit. The load control circuit may be electrically coupled in series between the first and second screw terminals to control power delivered to the standard electrical outlet, and the control circuit may be coupled to the load control circuit and the communication circuit. The control circuit may be configured to control power delivered to the standard electrical outlet in response to a wireless signal received via the communication circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Daniel C. Raneri, Joseph C. Guellnitz, Joel S. Spira
  • Patent number: 10902731
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and system for representing the schedule and time interval of a plurality of hauling vehicles between a pick-up location and a drop-off location. The method and system incorporating mobile computing and a dynamic graphical interface to assist administrators in scheduling and administering hauling vehicles from pick-up location to drop-off location. The dynamic graphical interface capable of real-time information to hauling vehicles on the route and calculating in real-time changes in the pick-up time and drop-off time. The dynamic graphical interface also displaying the time interval between hauling vehicles for more efficient scheduling administration. The method and system capable of updating the hauling vehicle operators in real-time of the estimated time of arrival for pick-up and drop-off as well as interval time between the plurality of hauling vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TRUCK IT LLC
    Inventor: Pace Davis
  • Patent number: 10900938
    Abstract: Valves, pumps, detectors, sample loops, fraction collectors and the like are individually incorporated into modules that are mountable at individual mounting sites on a base unit which also supports one or more chromatography columns. Each module includes fluid connections to other modules and a microcontroller joining the module to a computed and monitor through an electronic connector at each mounting site. The fluid connections between the modules and the column(s) are removed from the electronic connections and accessible to the user. A software platform may recognize the modules and their locations, coordinate fluid connections between the modules, and provide a variety of control, monitoring, data generating and data processing functions to generate chromatographic data. The software platform may also provide graphical tools for designing chromatographic methods from a library of phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Iovanni, Alec Gordon, Bob Avarbock, Wayne Bland, Glenn Price, Ken Baker, Farah Mavandadi, Christof Schultz
  • Patent number: 10891851
    Abstract: Techniques are described for handling an event where a control panel or an alarm signaling device is tampered with or destroyed by a disablement tactic, e.g., a “crash and smash intrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen Scott Trundle, Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 10890349
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a sensor network, machine type communication (MTC), machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and technology for internet of things (IoT). A method of a server in an air conditioning system and a server are provided. The method includes detecting a schedule duration for a compound control zone in which a compound control operation for controlling a ventilating operation and a cooling/heating operation will be performed; determining a ventilating schedule based on an air state change; and determining a cooling/heating schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Woonsik Lee, Kyungjae Kim, Kwanwoo Song, Hyejung Cho, Soonheum Ko, Jaehong Kim
  • Patent number: 10867498
    Abstract: A smoke alarm system comprises a smoke alarm, a temperature detector, a first sampling circuit, a second sampling circuit and an analysis module; a first terminal of the first sampling circuit is connected to the smoke alarm, and a second terminal is connected to a first input terminal of the analysis module; the first sampling circuit is used for sampling from the smoke alarm to obtain a smoke sample value which is then output to the analysis module; a first terminal of the second sampling circuit is connected to the temperature detector, and a second terminal is connected to a second input terminal of the analysis module; the second sampling circuit is used for sampling from the temperature detector to obtain a temperature sample value which is then output to the analysis module; and the analysis module determines whether a smoke alarm signal is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhiwei Yan, Fangjie Zhou, Fuming Ye
  • Patent number: 10859427
    Abstract: A method and system for seal failure annunciation comprises a process connector connected to a probe used to measure a product level in a tank. A pulse generation module generates a pulse that is propagated through a voided space in the process connector and a detector module configured to receive the echo curve from the interrogation pulse. A logic module is used to evaluate the received echo curve to determine if a seal in the process connector has failed. When the logic module indicates seal failure, an alarm module initiates an alarm indicating said seal in said process connector has failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart James Heath, Michael Kon Yew Hughes, Ion Georgescu, Cornel Cobianu
  • Patent number: 10791610
    Abstract: A driver for a lighting device includes a light emitting diode (LED) driver circuit utilizing interface elements for supporting multiple control connectivity options, the LED driver circuit utilizing a processor having a physical layer interfaces coupled to the interface elements and configured to operatively support a plurality of network protocols, the processor being configured to perform a plurality of functions, including a function of providing a bridge or gateway between network protocols of the plurality of network protocols, the processor being configured to: detect available network protocols of the plurality of network protocols; select, for a physical layer interface, a mode of operation (from modes of operation including, for example: an inactive mode, a monitoring mode, a gateway mode, and a primary mode) appropriate to ensure interoperability and backward compatibility for the available network protocols; and assign one or more of the available network protocols to the physical layer interface(
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Fulham Company Limited
    Inventors: Mark Rumer, Chunyan Han, Xu Wang, Duoping Wang, Colin Whittaker, Brad Hubbard, Zhonghua Shi
  • Patent number: 10741047
    Abstract: Disclosed is a security and alarm system. When sensors detect something of note, they alert a master unit which in turn captures pertinent information (e.g., an image or sound) and places a mobile-telephone call to deliver the alert and the captured information. The recipient of the call (for example, an owner of the system or a security service) evaluates the information and takes appropriate action such as alerting a local police department. Some embodiments offer two-way service: In addition to delivering alerts, the system responds to calls from an authorized user requesting current information. Two-way communications allow some embodiments to deliver “Breach of Peace” alerts to users. In one scenario, a public security service sends out a warning within a geographical area that the peace has been breached. The system receives the warning and alerts its user to the situation. The user then takes appropriate action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: J & CP INVESTMENTS, LLC.
    Inventor: Micah Paul Anderson
  • Patent number: 10729374
    Abstract: A sleep security method comprises the steps of providing a bed; providing at least one sensor for the detecting of a sleeping condition and for generating a signal in response to such detecting, the at least one sensor being located in operative proximity to the bed; providing a printer; providing a transceiver; operatively coupling the at least one sensor to the printer through the transceiver; and creating a written record by the printer of the detecting of the sleeping condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Paul Cogley
  • Patent number: 10726268
    Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method include a wireless network hub configured to forward received sensor readings to a sensor analysis system. One or more sensor units coupled to the wireless network hub and affixed to a structure are configured to wirelessly transmit data to the wireless network hub at a first time frequency, and, in response to a detected danger to the structure, wirelessly transmit sensor readings to the wireless network hub at a second time frequency greater than the first time frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley L. Anders, Jeremy R. Fox, Grant D. Miller
  • Patent number: 10689128
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for updating a graphic user interface (GUI) of a vehicle. For instance, the method may include generating and displaying a checklist GUI with a plurality of tasks on a display; determining whether information indicating that a task of the plurality of tasks has been completed has been received; in response to determining that the information indicating that the task has been completed has been received, determining whether a user or a system indicated that the task is complete; in response to determining that the user indicated that the task is complete, updating the checklist GUI to change a status indicator of the task to a first type of status indicator; and in response to determining that the system indicated that the task is complete, updating the checklist GUI to change the status indicator of the task to a second type of status indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Cody Ryan Conaway
  • Patent number: 10688961
    Abstract: A smoke detection system for an interior of a vehicle is provided. The smoke detection system includes a detection module and a reporting module. The detection module, while the vehicle is being used as part of a car sharing or ride sharing service: receives a sensor signal from a smoke detector; compares data included in the sensor signal to smoke characteristic or smoke pattern data; based on the comparison, determines whether an occupant of the vehicle is smoking; and generates an alert signal if the occupant is smoking. The reporting module at least one of: based on the alert signal, visually or audibly provides a warning to the occupant to stop smoking; transmits the alert signal to a mobile device of the occupant to indicate that a smoking event has been detected; or transmits the alert signal to a network device of a service provider to report the smoking event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Christopher L. Oesterling, Orhan Bulan, Dawn M. Chorbagian, David H. Clifford, Robert Miles, Paul H. Pebbles, Hrushit B. Raval
  • Patent number: 10692346
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved electronic fall monitoring system comprising a device having multiple sensor ports for flexibly monitoring various sensors associated with a single patient without requiring repeated connections and disconnections of sensors. With several sensors simultaneously connected at different locations, a processor can execute to ensure that only one sensor, corresponding to one patient, is monitored at any given time, including by triggering an alarm when a second sensor is triggered while a first sensor is in use. In addition, operation of the device can be simplified with a single multi-color LED illuminating in different colors corresponding to different states of the system. Also, a power switch for turning the device on or off, such as for conserving power, can be placed in a recess of the device so that it is blocked when mounted, thereby avoiding being turned off when it should be monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TIDI Products, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Seizo Carr, Glen Holt Humphrey, Drew Deem Coatney, Himanshu Patel, Lisa McHale
  • Patent number: 10667115
    Abstract: A method and system for communicating via peer to peer messages is disclosed. A method includes advertising availability of the peripheral via wireless messaging for a first period of time; triggering a message send event; determining a destination node; connecting to the destination node via wireless messaging; sending the message to the destination node; and entering a low power state for a second period of time, wherein the second period of time is longer than the first period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AUTRONICA FIRE & SECURITY AS
    Inventor: Carlos Rubio Corredera
  • Patent number: 10641673
    Abstract: An optically powered pressure sensor for sensing pressure of a liquid in a tank includes a hermetically sealed housing with at least a portion of the housing having a diaphragm, at least one sensor within the hermetically sealed housing, at least one optical emitter, and a photocell array. The hermetically sealed housing forms at least a portion of a hermetically sealed wall of the tank. The at least one sensor within the hermetically sealed housing is configured to sense the pressure of the liquid. The at least one optical emitter is configured to transmit data corresponding to the sensed pressure. The photocell array is configured to receive light and provide power to the at least one sensor and the at least one optical emitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventor: David H. Crowne
  • Patent number: 10591642
    Abstract: A remote location monitoring system, for example, a home monitoring or weather monitoring system may include one or more sensors and/or receivers at a first location such as a residence or business to be monitored. The sensors and receivers may communicate with a remote central server via a gateway device and the detection data received from the sensors and receivers may be displayed via display circuitry coupled to a processor of the gateway device. The sensors, receivers, and gateway device may be controlled by users locally or remotely via the server. Users may register to receive remote notifications of weather events and other home monitoring events. Users may also access remotely sensors and receivers to configure alerts, notifications, and automatic responses for the devices and integrated appliances at the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: La Crosse Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Rolf Haupt, Allan McCormick
  • Patent number: 10594807
    Abstract: A remote location monitoring system, for example, a home monitoring or weather monitoring system may include one or more sensors and/or receivers at a first location such as a residence or business to be monitored. The sensors and receivers may communicate with a remote central server via a gateway device and the detection data received from the sensors and receivers may be displayed via display circuitry coupled to a processor of the gateway device. The sensors, receivers, and gateway device may be controlled by users locally or remotely via the server. Users may register to receive remote notifications of weather events and other home monitoring events. Users may also access remotely sensors and receivers to configure alerts, notifications, and automatic responses for the devices and integrated appliances at the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: La Crosse Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Rolf Haupt, Allan McCormick
  • Patent number: 10586109
    Abstract: Indoor gunshot detection is performed using video analytics. Infrared and acoustic information are collected within an indoor environment using a gunshot sensor. A gunshot is detected, in the indoor environment, based on the infrared and the acoustic information. Video collection is engaged based on the detecting of the gunshot. The video collection is from a video stream. In embodiments, the video stream is a buffered stream. Video analytics are performed for tracking a suspected shooter of the gunshot using the video that is collected. The suspected shooter is identified based on the video analytics. In embodiments, an audio microphone is activated based on the detecting of the gunshot. The suspected shooter is tracked based on the audio microphone. A person of interest is tagged and tracked by an operator of the gunshot detection system. Direction of the gunshot can be determined relative to the gunshot sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Shooter Detection Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A Fowler, Richard Thomas Onofrio
  • Patent number: 10575775
    Abstract: A portable communication device (100) automatically determines user hydration levels while the device is being transmitted. The portable communication device comprises a humidity sensor (120) located by a microphone and touch sensors (124) located on a push-to-talk (PTT) button (110). Data is gathered during PTT switch activation (112). No additional steps are required by the user. Alerts (140) are provided when predetermined dehydration thresholds are approached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph C Namm, Melanie A King
  • Patent number: 10563997
    Abstract: A multisensory interface control method for a multisensory interface that includes a plurality of information transmission channels, each of which performing information transmission by utilizing one or a plurality of five senses is provided. The multisensory interface control method includes: estimating a user status indicating at least one of an emotional status and an attentional status of a user; setting weightings each of which indicates a degree of importance of a corresponding information transmission channel in accordance with the user status estimated; and changing allocations of a plurality of sets of partial content that configure content transmitted via the multisensory interface, the allocations changed in accordance with the weightings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Kyung Lee, Keisuke Hachisuka, Eiichi Okuno
  • Patent number: 10565597
    Abstract: Aspects include obtaining a pattern that describes an event in a natural language format. The pattern that describes the event is converted into at least one identified pattern key value pair. A database transaction is monitored and converted into a least one database transaction key value pair. A similarity score is calculated by scoring similarities between the identified pattern key value pair(s) and the database transaction key value pair(s). Based on similarity score meeting a threshold, an alert is output to indicate that the database transaction matches the pattern that describes the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henry E. Calzaretta, Shantan Kethireddy, Brian R. Muras, Timothy P. Winkler
  • Patent number: 10552847
    Abstract: Aspects include obtaining a pattern that describes an event in a natural language format. The pattern that describes the event is converted into at least one identified pattern key value pair. A database transaction is monitored and converted into a least one database transaction key value pair. A similarity score is calculated by scoring similarities between the identified pattern key value pair(s) and the database transaction key value pair(s). Based on similarity score meeting a threshold, an alert is output to indicate that the database transaction matches the pattern that describes the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Henry E. Calzaretta, Shantan Kethireddy, Brian R. Muras, Timothy P. Winkler
  • Patent number: 10539713
    Abstract: A remote location monitoring system, for example, a home monitoring or weather monitoring system may include one or more sensors and/or receivers at a first location such as a residence or business to be monitored. The sensors and receivers may communicate with a remote central server via a gateway device and the detection data received from the sensors and receivers may be displayed via display circuitry coupled to a processor of the gateway device. The sensors, receivers, and gateway device may be controlled by users locally or remotely via the server. Users may register to receive remote notifications of weather events and other home monitoring events. Users may also access remotely sensors and receivers to configure alerts, notifications, and automatic responses for the devices and integrated appliances at the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: La Crosse Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Rolf Haupt, Allan McCormick
  • Patent number: 10529199
    Abstract: A system includes a first sensor configured to identify information regarding an emergency condition associated with a structure and a second sensor configured to identify an occupancy pattern regarding the structure. The system also includes a processor operatively coupled to the first sensor, the second sensor, and a transceiver. The processor is configured to determine a severity of the emergency condition based at least in part on the information regarding the emergency condition and prioritize rescues within the structure based at least in part on the occupancy pattern. The system also includes the transceiver which is configured to transmit an identification of the emergency condition, a location of the structure, the occupancy pattern, the prioritization of rescues, and the severity of the emergency condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: OneEvent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Joseph Wedig, Daniel Ralph Parent, Tammy Michelle Wedig, Kristin Ann Sutter-Parent
  • Patent number: 10514837
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for improved security services. In one aspect, a method is provided for controlling an autonomous data machine situated near a monitored environment. The method comprises: obtaining security data from a plurality of data sources; analyzing the security data to generate an analysis result; determining, based on the analysis result, an action to be performed by the autonomous data machine; and transmitting a command to the autonomous data machine causing it to perform the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: KNIGHTSCOPE, INC.
    Inventors: William Santana Li, Stacy Dean Stephens, Mercedes Soria-Li, Aaron J. Lehnhardt, Dominic A. Villa, Phillip Wong, Arne Stoschek
  • Patent number: 10515522
    Abstract: A method for providing dynamic information in real time regarding weather conditions, emergency situations, navigational cues, and location-specific alerts. Informational data sets are collected from a plurality of different sensors, which are affixed to a location of interest, and received at a processor that interprets the informational data sets to generate a set of lighting commands. The lighting commands are transmitted to a lighting control system that is operably coupled to the lighting system of the location of interest. The lighting system in the location of interest is activated in a lighting pattern based on the lighting commands to covey the information contained in the informational data sets to the individuals in the location of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Mark S. Sankey
  • Patent number: 10497244
    Abstract: A jacket 101 has a detector, such as a gas detector, for detecting an environmental hazard. The jacket has a first warning device for issuing a first warning in response to detecting the environmental hazard. Furthermore, the jacket is provided with a transmission device for transmitting a warning signal to similar jackets worn by operatives within the environment. Each jacket includes a second warning device for issuing a second warning in response to receiving a warning signal from any other jackets or clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Wearable Technology Limited
    Inventor: Mark Jonathan Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10458938
    Abstract: A floor monitoring device monitors the condition of various flooring substrates. The floor monitoring device may traverse a route through an environment and collect data concerning the condition of the floor. The device may also communicate the floor condition data to another computing device. In some examples, the floor monitoring device may analyze the floor condition data and identify any notable floor conditions within the monitored environment. Alternatively or in addition, the computing device may analyze the floor condition data and identify and/or address notable floor conditions within the monitored environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew S. Wold, Robert D. Hei, Catherine F. Hanson, Ryan J. Drake, Ramakrishnan Balsubramanian
  • Patent number: 10454939
    Abstract: There is disclosed in one embodiment a method comprising the step of determining, access rights granted to a first user that enables access to a computerized resource. The method also comprises the step of comparing the access rights granted to the first user against access rights granted to a second user associated with the first user. The method further comprises the step of providing a warning when the comparison indicates that the first user has excessive access rights over the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Shay Amram, Alex Zaslavsky, Carmit Sahar
  • Patent number: 10444207
    Abstract: An analyzer control system 20 for monitoring and controlling an analyzer 20 includes: a plurality of sensors for detecting the condition of each component of the analyzer; a potential problem inference section 23 for receiving detection results obtained with all or part of the sensors and for inferring whether or not the analyzer is in a potentially problematic condition; and a potential problem display section 32 for showing, on a display screen, information on the potentially problematic condition. The “potentially problematic condition” is neither a condition in which the analysis data being collected by the analyzer are unusable, nor a condition which requires deactivation of the analyzer; it is a condition in which the analyzing operation may be continued for the time being, although the analyzer is likely to soon fall into the aforementioned situations if the operation is further continued. The already collected data can be properly used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Maeda, Yoshihiro Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10438460
    Abstract: Various methods and systems for smart home devices are presented. Such smart home devices may include one or more environmental sensors that are configured to detect the presence of one or more environmental conditions. Such smart home devices may include a light comprising a plurality of lighting elements. Such a light may be configured to illuminate using a plurality of colors and, possibly, a plurality of animation patterns. Such smart home devices may include a processing system configured to cause the light to illuminate using the plurality of colors and the plurality of animation patterns in response to a plurality of states of the smart home device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Boyd, James B. Simister, Adam D. Mittleman, John B. Filson, Fred Bould, David Sloo, Jesse W. Boettcher, Anthony M. Fadell, Matthew L. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10419722
    Abstract: Response personnel may be dispatched based on nature of the data assets received. A data asset that is captured by a user device is received, the data asset includes capture time and date data. The data asset is reviewed for an event that warrants dispatch of a responder. The responder is dispatched to the location of the event when the capture time and date data indicates the event occurred within a predetermined time of a current time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: WHP Workflow Solutions, Inc., Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Guzik
  • Patent number: 10419924
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus according to the present embodiment includes a voice input unit configured to detect a signal from a user. In a case where the voice input unit detects a signal from the user and as a detection result of the signal from the user, it is determined that there is a signal from the user, the mobile apparatus performs sound source localization and specifies a location or direction in which the detected signal from the user is given. In a case where it is determined that the mobile apparatus is not able to move to the location where the signal from the user is given, a voice output unit configured to output a voice signal, a driving unit configured to move the mobile apparatus, and a light emitting unit configured to emit light performs predetermined control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Yamaya, Kouichi Nakagome, Keisuke Shimada
  • Patent number: 10410064
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring locating people and vehicles based upon information is collected by a wide array of sensors already included in modern motor vehicles. Also included is a system of locating people and vehicles by aggregating data collected by an array of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Austin Newman
  • Patent number: 10402652
    Abstract: A system and computer-implemented method include a wireless network hub configured to forward received sensor readings to a sensor analysis system. One or more sensor units coupled to the wireless network hub and affixed to a structure are configured to wirelessly transmit data to the wireless network hub at a first time frequency, and, in response to a detected danger to the structure, wirelessly transmit sensor readings to the wireless network hub at a second time frequency greater than the first time frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley L. Anders, Jeremy R. Fox, Grant D. Miller
  • Patent number: 10380318
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a gas turbine engine including designing a row of vanes provided upstream of an asymmetric gas flow volume. The method includes two dimensionally optimizing camberline and stagger angle of each vane, including using orthogonal polynomials to modify the camberline and stagger angle of each vane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Luca Di Mare, Max E. Rife, Fernando Barbarossa
  • Patent number: 10369927
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system of determining and collecting data such as, location, weather, temperature, and time to users of a mobile devices. Mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, internet computers, and other hand held mobile devices may be ideal for tracking harmful environmental conditions. The affiliations are determined based upon location of mobile devices as tracked by Internet services and activation of the system by the user. The system may even be enhanced by use of features tailored by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventor: Tamika Crawford