Plural Diverse Conditions Patents (Class 340/521)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10375226
    Abstract: In one aspect, a mobile electronic device includes a first sensor configured to detect proximity to an own device, a second sensor configured to detect a biological response, and a controller configured to determine that the own device is present within a storing part provided on clothing when the biological response is detected by the second sensor in a case where proximity to the own device has been detected by the first sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Shinya Saito
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10366590
    Abstract: Various arrangements for operating a smoke detector are presented. A voltage output by a light sensor of the smoke detector may be measured. A carbon monoxide concentration using a carbon monoxide sensor of the smoke detector may be determined. A smoke concentration using the voltage signal may also be determined. A smoke concentration warning threshold based on the determined carbon monoxide concentration may be determined. The determined smoke concentration may be compared to the smoke concentration warning threshold. A warning alarm may be generated in response to comparing the determined smoke concentration to the smoke concentration warning threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kishore Bajaj, Andrii Korchak
  • Patent number: 10348000
    Abstract: A thermal overcurrent circuit breaker having a switch housing in which a thermal expansion element and a snap-action switching mechanism, which is coupled to the thermal expansion element and can be manually operated, and also a moving contact, which interacts with the snap-action switching mechanism, and a fixed contact are arranged, the fixed contact being connected to a first connection rail while contact is made with the moving contact by a second connection rail by means of the thermal expansion element. The switch housing has a number of connection chambers in which in each case one of the connection rails is arranged, wherein a two-limb spring element for making clamping contact with a connection line, which is guided into the connection chamber via a first housing opening and has the connection rail, is arranged in each connection chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ellenberger & Poensgen GmbH
    Inventors: Erich Fischer, Wolfgang Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10324477
    Abstract: A system and method for continuous measurement of multiple fluids in multiple tanks and computation of physical properties for each of the multiple fluids continuously, which uses a plurality of probes, at least one client device, a master control processor, and a master control data storage. The system and method can use computer instructions for receiving data from the plurality of probes, receiving data from other detection devices associated with the fluid in each tank, mapping received data to a relational database, and comparing mapped data to stored values associated with prioritized alarm functions. The system and method can also use computer instructions for generating alarms to both a display connected with the master control processor and to at least one client device using a network, generating reports associated with each generated alarm, generating an alarm log, and generating a history of actions taken by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE MEASUREMENT METHODS, INC.
    Inventors: Allen Ray Westmoreland, John Charles Hoben, Alexander Bukhman, Yosef Brodsky
  • Patent number: 10324423
    Abstract: A computer-readable storage medium for controlling a process plant includes instructions operable to determine the location of a device in the process plant and to display data related to proximate devices. The instructions cause a processor to transmit to a server a first request for first data from a data storage area and to receive from the server, in response to the first request, first data from the storage area. The instructions cause the processor to cause the display to display the first data received from the server and to receive an indication that the mobile user interface device is in proximity to an external device. The instructions cause the processor to transmit to the server a second request for second data according to the received indication and to receive second data from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel D. Christensen
  • Patent number: 10292625
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are described, including apparatus for use with a subject who shares a bed with a second person. A motion sensor detects motion of the subject and motion of the second person, and generates a motion signal in response thereto. A control unit identifies components of the motion signal that were generated in response to motion of the subject, by distinguishing between components of the motion signal that were generated in response to motion of the subject, and components of the motion signal that were generated in response to motion of the second person. The control unit analyzes the components of the motion signal that were generated in response to motion of the subject and generates an output in response thereto. Other applications are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: EARLYSENSE LTD.
    Inventors: Zvika Shinar, Maayan Davidovich, Tal Klap, Smadar Hoffert, Guy Meger
  • Patent number: 10291645
    Abstract: A computer implemented method provides a technical solution to the technical problem of detecting and preventing malicious activity in a computer network, the technical solution involving calculating, based on hypergraph data, a maliciousness value indicating a likelihood of association of one or more nodes of the hypergraph with a known malicious actor, and programmatically performing, based on the calculated maliciousness value, one or more actions by a computer system designed to ensure security of the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KUDU DYNAMICS LLC
    Inventors: Mike Frantzen, Andrew Aarne Hendela, Bryan Hafen Leavitt
  • Patent number: 10282117
    Abstract: A device controller interfaced between an electronic processing device and a sector-based data storage device, includes a processor connected to a clock, and a computer memory having a control list stored therein. A control list includes a security feature entry having a target sector range, time data associated with the target sector range, and at least one security response associated with the target sector range. The processor determines, based at least in part on interrogation of the control list and a clock time, the time data of the entry conflicts with the clock time, and executes the at least one security response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: John Edward Benkert, Tony Edward Fessel
  • Patent number: 10268814
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing secure access to a data storage device. The data storage device may include a touch-sensitive input device (e.g., a touchscreen, a track pad, a touch pad, etc.). A user may provide touch input (e.g., taps and/or swipes) via the touch-sensitive input device. The data storage device may determine whether the touch input (e.g., tap/swipe input) is valid and may allow access to the data storage device (e.g., to non-volatile memory of the data storage device) when the touch input is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Edwin D. Barnes
  • Patent number: 10250435
    Abstract: A device network includes an Internet-of-things (IoT) device, a gateway device, a communication device, and a monitor system. The monitor system establishes a first communication path to the IoT device via the gateway device, determines that the gateway device has failed and that the first communication path has been interrupted, determines that the communication device is within communications range of the IoT device, and directs the communication device to establish a second communication path between the IoT device and the monitor system via the communication device in response to determining that the communication device is within communications range of the IoT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventor: Shekar Babu Suryanarayana
  • Patent number: 10250702
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for pushing information are provided in an intelligent control technology field. In the method, the apparatus obtains a geographic position of at least one target user. The apparatus determines whether a positional relationship between a target user and a monitoring device satisfies a predetermined condition. If the predetermined condition is satisfied, the predetermined condition generates notification information according to monitoring information of the monitoring device; pushing the notification information to devices carried by all or some of the at least one target user. The present disclosure solves the problem of poor monitoring instantaneity and availability in the related art and informs the user of the monitoring information in a form of push notification timely, thus improving the monitoring instantaneity and availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Song Bao, Xingsheng Lin, Zhiyong Feng
  • Patent number: 10248113
    Abstract: A program for light commercial building system (LCBS) solutions. Solutions and other systems may incorporate lightweight alerting service, auto-adjustment of gateway poll rates based on the needs of various consuming applications, detecting loss of space comfort control in a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, HVAC capacity loss alerting using relative degree days and accumulated stage run time with operational equivalency checks, and HVAC alerting for loss of heat or cool capacity using delta temperature and dependent system properties. Also, incorporated may be triggering s subset of analytics by automatically inferring HVAC equipment details from controller configuration details, ensuring reliability of analytics by retaining logical continuity of HVAC equipment operational data even when controllers and other parts of the system are replaced, and an LCBS gateway with workflow and mechanisms to associate to a contractor account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Wacker
  • Patent number: 10240861
    Abstract: A monitoring system for a cold storage device such as a vapor compression refrigerator or freezer. The monitoring system learns operating characteristics of the cold storage device and issues alarm notifications when abnormal behavior is detected. Such a system can be used as an “early warning system” to flag when a cold storage device is not operating properly. Such a system could be particularly valuable in applications that make mission-critical use of cold storage devices, e.g., biomedical or pharmaceutical research labs, blood or tissue banks, grocery stores, restaurants, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Emanate Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary L. Sugar, Yohannes Tesfai, Neil R. Diener
  • Patent number: 10242549
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for monitoring environmental conditions in one or more environments. In one embodiment, the method includes maintaining a plurality of environmental-condition thresholds, each of which corresponds to an environmental condition and is predetermined based on data corresponding to the environmental condition that is received from a plurality of robots. The method further includes receiving from a first robot first data corresponding to a first environmental condition in a first environment. The method may still further include making a first comparison of the first data and a first environmental-condition threshold corresponding to the first environmental condition and, based on the first comparison, triggering a notification. Triggering the notification may comprise transmitting to the robot instructions to transmit the notification to at least one of a call center and a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Arshan Poursohi, Ryan Hickman
  • Patent number: 10222080
    Abstract: An air purifier capable of reducing time required for purification of a room without giving a feeling of discomfort to a human in the room is provided. During operation of an air purifier 1, air drawn from an inlet 3 into a casing 2 is purified by a purification device 7 and the air is blown to the outside from an outlet 4. If a user of the air purifier 1 selects a particular operation mode in which the user designates an air volume, a control device 12 performs air volume maintaining control. In the air volume maintaining control, with a volume of air blown out from the outlet 4 by the air blowing device 5 maintained constant, a speed of the air is varied by an air guiding device 8 based on a status of pollutant detection. Alternatively, the speed of the air is varied by the air guiding device 8 and the volume of the air is varied by the air blowing device 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ayumi Saiki, Sota Komae
  • Patent number: 10198922
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for monitoring a monitored space. An example computer-implemented method for monitoring a monitored space includes periodically emitting with an active infrared sensor a modulated infrared signal into a monitored space being monitored by a home automation system, receiving with the active infrared sensor the modulated infrared signals reflected from objects in the monitored space, and determining at least one of whether a number of objects in the monitored space have changed and whether any of the objects are moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: James Beagley, Jason C. Flint, Scott Bevan, Jeffrey Louis Jones
  • Patent number: 10188048
    Abstract: A method for monitoring movement of disease across agricultural areas of interest including providing, using one or more processors and one or more data storage devices, a virtual zone generator and disease movement monitor, defining, using the virtual zone generator, a plurality a virtual zones, each virtual zone corresponding to an agricultural geographic area of interest and identifying a location for the agricultural geographic area of interest, receiving a plurality of raw-data sets from a plurality of tracking devices, each tracking device corresponding to a vector or fomite that has the potential to carry a disease detrimental to agriculture, each raw data set corresponding to a tracking device and comprising an identification code identifying the tracking device, a timestamp corresponding to the time the raw data was generated by the tracking device, and location information for the tracking device, and generating disease movement data, using the disease movement monitor, by correlating the raw data s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BE SEEN BE SAFE LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Nelson, Joel Sotomayor
  • Patent number: 10163435
    Abstract: A voice output control device includes a control unit. The control unit controls a voice output device to output voice information items according to output requests transmitted from multiple output request units. The control unit compares a high and low relationship of information values preliminary set in the voice information items corresponding to the output requests, and controls the voice output device to output preferentially the voice information item having a higher information value. The control unit determines whether a display device outputs a content corresponding to each voice information item. The control unit sets each information value variably according to a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sugiyama, Shigeo Kato, Yuuichi Hayashi, Yoshihiro Ueda
  • Patent number: 10155652
    Abstract: A retail fueling environment comprises a plurality of fuel dispensers located so that each defines at least one refueling position. Site automation electronics are in communication with the plurality of fuel dispensers. A fueling position availability indicator system is also provided, including a plurality of position indicators indicating availability status of at least one associated refueling position. Detection electronics are operative to ascertain data regarding transaction status of refueling transactions at the refueling positions. In addition, processing electronics are operative to determine a state of each of the position indicators based at least in part on the transaction status. A position indicator control device is operative to produce control signals to the position indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Gilbarco Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni Carapelli, Michael Charles Liebal, Andrew Pearce, Wayne McNinch
  • Patent number: 10127799
    Abstract: Present example embodiments relate generally to methods, systems, devices, computer readable medium, and logic for managing a plurality of alarms initiated by a plurality of alarm sensors. The method may include receiving a plurality of initiated alarm. The method may further include prioritizing one or more of the initiated alarms. The method may further include reprioritizing one or more of the prioritized initiated alarm when the one or more prioritized initiated alarm satisfies a reprioritization condition. The method may further include providing information pertaining to the one or more reprioritized alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Thai Oil Public Company Limited
    Inventor: Mongkol Janchookiat
  • Patent number: 10127789
    Abstract: A plurality of sensing terminal devices and a disaster determination processing device are dispersedly placed at different positions. Each sensing terminal device is configured to send, when occurrence of disaster has been sensed, disaster sensing information to which terminal identification information for specifying the sensing terminal device itself is added, and the disaster determination processing device is configured to determine a disaster status based on the received disaster sensing information. The sensing terminal devices and the disaster determination processing device are connected together via a mesh network. A disaster determination section of the disaster determination processing device is configured to determine a disaster occurrence position and a disaster expansion direction from a placement position and a disaster sensing time for at least two or more of the sensing terminal devices having sent the disaster sensing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventors: Rie Abe, Haruhiko Kondo, Junsoo Kim, Natsumi Ito, Tsubasa Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10099109
    Abstract: A ski locking device and method for securing a pair of snow skis equipped with snow brakes are provided. The ski locking device comprises a housing (1320) having a rear portion (240), and a lockable closure member (1370) connected to the housing (1320). The housing (1320) and the lockable closure member (1370) are configured such that, when the ski locking device is in a closed position locking a pair of skis, with a slide surface of the first ski (3010) facing a slide surface of the second ski (3020), the rear portion (240) of the housing (220) faces a first edge (3012) of the first ski (3010) and a second edge (3022) of the second ski (3020). The lockable closure member (1370) encloses the snow brakes (3040; 3050) at a crossing point (3060) of the snow brakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Loqski International Limited
    Inventors: James Pittard, Jaquie Pittard, Sarah Debard, Julian Swan
  • Patent number: 10102728
    Abstract: A method of operating a smoke detector comprising an illuminator, a light sensor, and a carbon monoxide sensor includes the step of measuring a voltage signal in response to an electromagnetic signal emitted by the illuminator. The method comprises the step of determining a smoke concentration using the voltage signal, and the step of determining a carbon monoxide concentration using the carbon monoxide sensor. The method includes comparing the smoke concentration and the carbon monoxide concentration to a warning zone criteria, and the step of calculating a rate of increase of at least one of smoke and carbon dioxide based on a determination that the warning zone criteria is unmet. The method comprises generating an alarm in response to a determination of a warning condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kunal Kishore Bajaj, Andrii Korchak