Plural Diverse Conditions Patents (Class 340/521)
  • Patent number: 11441955
    Abstract: Disclosed is a monitoring milk meter, which is able to monitor the livestock being milked, as well as general procedures performed in the milking farm, such as the CIP procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: AFIMILK AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE LTD.
    Inventors: Niv Pinsky, Ehud Golan, Itamar Cohen
  • Patent number: 11437926
    Abstract: A method for operating a controllable electrical device connected by a data link to a control device for controlling the electrical device, includes using the electrical device to exchange electrical power with a connected electrical grid and using an environmental sensor for collecting environmental information. The control device transmits control signals to the electrical device over the data link. The electrical device assumes a first or a second operating state depending on the control signals transmitted. The electrical device exchanges energy with the electrical grid in the first operating state and the electrical device does not exchange energy with the electrical grid in the second operating state. Environmental information collected by the environmental sensor is transmitted over the data link to the control device only when the electrical device is in the second operating state. An assembly for carrying out the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Energy Global GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ingo Euler, Daniel Schmitt, Frank Schremmer, Marcus Wahle, Steffen Pierstorf, Torsten Stoltze, Daniel Boehme
  • Patent number: 11420692
    Abstract: A moving robot has at least one surface wave transducer or a transmitter and receiver, to identify defects on or in a surface on which the robot moves, and provide data indicative of the location, size and/or orientation of the defects from robot position data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Invert Robotics Limited
    Inventors: Paul David Harris, Andrew William Taylor
  • Patent number: 11417210
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for autonomous monitoring of parking areas are provided. In one aspect, a method for collecting information associated with a parking space includes providing a self-propelled autonomous data machine comprising one or more sensors. The autonomous data machine can be navigated to a location near a parking space for a vehicle. Parking information pertaining to the parking space can be obtained via the one or more sensors of the autonomous data machine. The obtained parking information can include at least occupancy data for the parking space. The parking information can be transmitted to a remote computing system configured to display the parking information to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: KNIGHTSCOPE, INC.
    Inventors: William Santana Li, Phillip Wong, Stacy Dean Stephens, Mercedes Soria-Li, Dominic A. Villa, Aaron J. Lehnhardt, Nicholas L. Xydes, Ina L. Liu, Hen-You Tan, Arne Stoschek
  • Patent number: 11410544
    Abstract: A current sensor including a sensitive portion with a first detection line and a second detection line; the sensitive portion is suitable for detecting the passage of a moving target, a connection device suitable for delivering a detection signal arising from the sensitive portion. The current sensor further includes a duplication device suitable for duplicating the first detection line to make a duplicate first detection line and for duplicating the second detection line to make a duplicate second detection line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Jacques Rocher, Leroy Yannick
  • Patent number: 11393307
    Abstract: A monitoring circuit configured to be installed within a rechargeable battery, wherein the monitoring circuit is initially configured to function in a storage mode and consume minimal current, wherein the monitoring circuit in storage mode is configured to identify if the rechargeable battery is deployed in a consumer system, then the monitoring circuit changes to a consumer mode in which the monitoring circuit samples the status of the rechargeable battery based on a sensor and/or a global positioning chip, records information of sampling the status in the memory and periodically communicates with a server to transmit the recorded information and receive instructions from the server, wherein in consumer mode if the processor identifies an abnormal event the monitoring circuit changes to function in a movement mode in which it continuously communicates the location of the monitoring circuit to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: GALOOLI LTD.
    Inventor: Itamar Molchadsky
  • Patent number: 11375077
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. For example, the method executed by a processor of a multi-function device (MFD) includes detecting use of the MFD, wherein the MFD is associated with a plurality of MFDs that are designated as a cluster within a location, deactivating the MFD in response to use of the MFD being detected, transmitting a first notification to deactivate the plurality of MFDs within the cluster in response to use of the MFD being detected, initiating a decontamination process within the location in response to the use of the MFD being detected, receiving an indication that the decontamination process is completed, transmitting a second notification to reactivate the plurality of MFDs within the cluster, and reactivating the MFD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Roberts Conlon
  • Patent number: 11361265
    Abstract: Assessing data center impact post disaster is provided. A data center is divided into hazard segments post disaster based on a combination of hazard type, hazard level, and hazard location identified in time series information from sensors and cameras. A financial value of each identifiable asset in the data center is calculated based on determined operational viability status, estimated soft value, and determined criticality of each identifiable asset. A time cost and an operational cost of impact assessment devices used to assess an impact on the data center and recover assets is calculated. A disaster assessed map is generated by overlaying the time series information, calculated financial values, and calculated time and operational costs on a digital floorplan of the data center. One or more types of impact assessment devices are assigned to each hazard segment at different time periods to rescue and recover financially valuable and operationally viable assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Kyndryl, Inc.
    Inventors: Pramod Vadayadiyil Raveendran, Kuntal Dey, Seema Nagar, Sougata Mukherjea, Saiprasad Kolluri Venkata Sesha
  • Patent number: 11356846
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to localizing and identifying a mobile computing device using a short-range mesh network. A user of the mobile computing device may be authenticated. When the mobile computing device connects to the mesh network, the location of the mobile computing device may be determined by determining which mesh network nodes the mobile computing device is connected to, triangulating the position of the mobile computing device based on signal direction via directional antennas arranged on the mesh network nodes, and/or measuring signal strength of the mobile computing device at the mesh network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Osborn, David Wurmfeld
  • Patent number: 11340346
    Abstract: A centralized object detection sensor network system comprises a central unit configured to generate one or more probing signals for detecting one or more objects in an environment, and one or more transponders configured to receive the one or more probing signals and convert them into free space waves for detecting the one or more objects in the environment. The one or more transponders are communicatively coupled to the central unit through one or more communication links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Perceptive Inc.
    Inventor: Alberto Stochino
  • Patent number: 11321980
    Abstract: A system may comprise an alarm apparatus for a premises and a security container apparatus including a housing defining an interior for receiving objects and a securing door movable between open and closed conditions. The container apparatus may also include control elements configured to control operation of the security container apparatus, and the control elements may control operation of aspects of the alarm apparatus. The container apparatus may also include sensing elements configured to sense characteristics of the security container apparatus, and the sensing elements may be in communication with at least one element of the control elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Marc Tobias, Tobias Bluzmanis
  • Patent number: 11300984
    Abstract: A voice resolver unit processes audio data. The unit includes a noise detection and cancellation module operative on the audio data, a voice recognition engine to recognize voice in the output of the noise detection and cancellation module, a noise model scorer to match received audio data against at least two noise models to determine the type or types of noise in the audio data and a recognition analyzer to analyze the quality of the output of the recognition engine as a function of the operation of the noise detection and cancellation module according to the type or types of noise detected. The voice resolver may be used in an automation unit for a premises and an alarm system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Wise Spaces Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Ovadia
  • Patent number: 11256925
    Abstract: A monitoring system and a monitoring method thereof are provided. The monitoring system includes a thermal imaging device and a processor. The thermal imaging device obtains a thermal imaging image. The processor is coupled to the thermal imaging device. The processor determines a separating distance between a reference thermal source and a target thermal source in the thermal imaging image. The reference thermal source corresponds to a reference position, and the target thermal source corresponds to a target person. The processor determines a current posture corresponding to the target thermal source in the thermal imaging image. The processor transmits an alarm signal according to the separating distance and the current posture. Accordingly, the misgivings for the privacy violation may be ceased, and it is adapted for low light environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chen-Yi Liang, Kun-Ting Xie
  • Patent number: 11250691
    Abstract: Methods and a system for detecting physical intrusion are providing, including sampling a set of seismic signals from a vibration sensor of a buried sensor intrusion device, determining that the set of seismic signals matches a seismic threat pattern and responsively generating a seismic alert, recording a surveillance video of an area under which the sensor device has been buried, processing the surveillance video to determine whether a human figure is present and, responsively to determining that a human figure is present and to the generation of the seismic alert, issuing an threat detection alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SENSOGUARD LTD.
    Inventor: Tomer Levy
  • Patent number: 11250681
    Abstract: A smoke detector comprising an enclosure communicating with an external environment, within the enclosure a light source illuminating a detection volume in a first wavelength band and a light-sensor responding to light from the sensing volume in a second wavelength band. The detector is configured to sense photo-luminescent fire products, particularly polyaromatic compounds, and actuate an alarm when signal levels indicate a dangerous/fire condition is present. The photo-luminescence detector may be combined with optical scatter or other fire detectors to improve discrimination between fires and false alarm sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP
    Inventor: John Shaw
  • Patent number: 11229732
    Abstract: A system and method for performing tissue therapy may include applying a reduced pressure to a tissue site, sensing a fluid parameter being applied to the tissue site, generating a fluid sensor signal in response to sensing the fluid parameter, and altering the fluid sensor signal in response to sensing that the fluid parameter changes. A fluid leak location mode may be entered. In response to the fluid leak location mode being entered, a graphical user interface that provides for fluid leak location functionality may be displayed. In one embodiment, the fluid leak location mode may be automatically entered in response to the sensor signal crossing a threshold value. Additionally, an alarm signal may be generated in response to determining that the fluid sensor signal crosses the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Mark Stephen James Beard, David Robson Blandford, Timothy Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 11232690
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multipurpose alert system for smoke, fire, natural gas, and/or carbon monoxide specially designed for elderly and hard-of-hearing individuals. The multipurpose alert system of the present invention is capable of sending emergency alerts notifying a user, a user's family, emergency medical services, and other individuals of the presence of smoke, natural gas leaks, fire, and/or carbon monoxide leaks. In addition, the multipurpose alert system may notify as user via a plurality of flashing displays, a wearable vibration device, an audible alarm, a SMS/text message, an email, or a phone call. Finally, the multipurpose alert system may be used as a standalone detector, be comprised of a plurality of additional detectors, or be used in conjunction with existing detectors of fire/smoke/natural gas/carbon monoxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Shepard
  • Patent number: 11227476
    Abstract: A person-detection device that automatically configures itself as a motion sensor or an occupancy sensor upon receiving a command from a home security panel or home automation hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Pradhan, George Seelman, Brandon Gruber, Shing Chen, Michael Bailey
  • Patent number: 11216954
    Abstract: A goal of the disclosure is to provide real-time adjustment of a deep learning-based tracking system to track a moving individual without using a labeled set of training data. Disclosed are systems and methods for tracking a moving individual with an autonomous drone. Initialization video data of the specific individual is obtained. Based on the initialization video data, real-time training of an input neural network is performed to generate a detection neural network that uniquely corresponds to the specific individual. Real-time video monitoring data of the specific individual and the surrounding environment is captured. Using the detection neural network, target detection is performed on the real-time video monitoring data and a detection output corresponding to a location of the specific individual within a given frame of the real-time video monitoring data is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TG-17, Inc.
    Inventors: Olga Peled, Yaacob Aizer, Zcharia Baratz, Ran Banker, Joseph Keshet, Ron Asher
  • Patent number: 11184374
    Abstract: An automated method for cyberattack detection and prevention in an endpoint. The technique monitors and protects the endpoint by recording inter-process events, creating an inter-process activity graph based on the recorded inter-process events, matching the inter-process activity (as represented in the activity graph) against known malicious or suspicious behavior (as embodied in a set of one or more pattern graphs), and performing a post-detection operation in response to a match between an inter-process activity and a known malicious or suspicious behavior pattern. Preferably, matching involves matching a subgraph in the activity graph with a known malicious or suspicious behavior pattern as represented in the pattern graph. During this processing, preferably both direct and indirect inter-process activities at the endpoint (or across a set of endpoints) are compared to the known behavior patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaokui Shu, Zhongshu Gu, Heqing Huang, Marc Philippe Stoecklin, Jialong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11164269
    Abstract: A system including one or more memory devices having instructions stored thereon, that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to receive travel data associated with a travel plan of a user indicating one or more travel destinations. The instructions cause the one or more processors to receive destination risk data indicating a destination risk of the one or more travel destinations associated with transmission of an infectious disease, receive personal risk data indicating a risk of the user associated with the infectious disease, and generate an infection travel risk score for the user based on the destination risk data and the personal risk data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Robert B. Locke, Richard J. Campero, John D. Perkins, Karl F. Reichenberger
  • Patent number: 11147490
    Abstract: A monitoring device for detecting wetness in a garment is disclosed. The monitoring device of the present disclosure includes a clip removably attachable to the garment and having a printed circuit board and a plurality of pins in communication with the printed circuit board, a portion of the plurality of pins extending through a portion of the clip, wherein the plurality of pins include a first pin, a second pin, and a third pin, the first pin and the second pin aligned along a first axis of the clip and the third pin aligned along a second axis of the clip, the second axis spaced from the first axis, wherein, with the clip attached to the garment, the printed circuit board is in communication with the garment via the plurality of pins. Transmitters having built-in delay mechanisms configured to delay transmitting operational data for a period of time are also disclosed. The operational data may include moisture data and detachment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: RSC ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Reed Stevens, Ivan J. Goering, Suguru Nishioka
  • Patent number: 11134948
    Abstract: A surgical apparatus including a tool assembly is provided. The tool assembly includes a chip assembly, a staple cartridge body, a support plate, and a jaw member. The chip assembly includes a first projection facilitating alignment and connection with a connector assembly of the jaw. The chip assembly further includes a second projection received in a recess in the staple cartridge body. The connector assembly and chip assembly include an electrical connection therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Kenneth Cappola, Lee Ann Olson, Frank Maffei
  • Patent number: 11113694
    Abstract: An automated AML alerts investigation and disposition system includes an alert generation unit configured to generate alert data representative of AML alert transactions of one or more entities through a financial institution. The system further includes an alert investigation system communicatively coupled to the alert generation unit. The alert investigation system includes a storage server communicatively configured to receive the alert data from the alert generation unit. The alert investigation system further includes a trigger schedule module communicatively coupled to the storage server and configured to trigger a plurality of alerts of the alert data based on at least one of time instances and transaction events. The alert investigation system also includes an investigation module communicatively coupled to the trigger schedule module and configured to receive alerts of the alert data and categorize the plurality of alerts into one or more disposition categories based on predefined customizable rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ENERGICA ADVISORY SERVICES PVT LTD.
    Inventors: Ramesh Babu Somasundaram, Umakanthan Velayutham
  • Patent number: 11113642
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a mobile application executing on a smartphone that is used to assist a technician in carrying out electronic work orders. In some embodiments, the mobile application uses a camera in the smartphone to take photos that are associated with one or more steps of the work order. In some embodiments, the mobile application is used to cause one or more LEDs associated with a step of the work order to be illuminated or otherwise visually actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Connectivity UK Limited
    Inventors: Owen Marshall, Simon Colley, Kevin David Townend, Ian Butler
  • Patent number: 11108422
    Abstract: A device and method of verifying protective case usage, is described. The device includes one or more processors to drive an electromechanical transducer with an input signal. The electromechanical transducer generates an input force based on the input signal, and a sensor of the device generates a test output signal in response to the input force. The one or more processors determine, based on the test output signal, a level of verification that a protective case is mounted on the device. The determination can include determining whether the test output signal matches a predetermined impulse response signal indicative of an unprotected device or a protected device. A digital identification tag of the protective case can be read by a radio-frequency transceiver of the device to provide an additional level of verification that the protective case is mounted on the device. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CaseFax Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Mark Cunningham
  • Patent number: 11102791
    Abstract: A method and system for establishing a Television Whitespace (TVWS) relay for public safety is presented. The method and system utilize a multi Radio Access Technology (multi-RAT) base station and a TVWS relay in communication with the multi-RAT base station. The TVWS relay provides a backhaul channel to an IP network in a public safety environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Papa, Rajesh Kumar MIshra
  • Patent number: 11094188
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more embodiments herein, a system for monitoring an individual within predetermined facilities 500 in order to determine whether there is a need for setting an alert is provided. The system 100 comprises: a personal module 200 to be worn by the monitored individual, the personal module 200 comprising at least one motion sensor 220; at least one node module 300, with which the personal module 200 is arranged to communicate; a storage means 320; and at least one processing device 210, 310, 160.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: PINK NECTARINE HEALTH AB
    Inventors: Nils Svangård, Tor Carlsson
  • Patent number: 11073525
    Abstract: The automatic analyzer includes: a device state managing unit that manages a device state of the automatic analyzer; an abnormality detecting unit that detects abnormality of the automatic analyzer based on information of the device state managed by the device state managing unit and a predetermined reference; an alarm planning unit that plans at least two alarms including an abnormality occurrence alarm and an handling available alarm regarding each of abnormality items detected by the abnormality detecting unit, the abnormality occurrence alarm being planned for notification to a user in a case where the abnormality occurs, and the handling available alarm being planned for notification to the user in a case where the automatic analyzer is in a device state where the automatic analyzer is available for handling the abnormality; and a notifying unit that notifies the alarms planned by the alarm planning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuo Kaneko, Takayuki Noda, Toshihide Hanawa
  • 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: 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: 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: 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