Combined For Response Patents (Class 340/522)
  • Patent number: 10353061
    Abstract: A system for detecting a target object includes a first detector that detects an object by emitting radio waves and receiving reflected waves that are the emitted radio waves reflected by a target object, a second detector that detects heat generated by the target object, and an information collection apparatus that determines the presence or absence of the target object on the basis of the detected reflected waves and the detected heat, and the information collection apparatus determines the presence of the target object in a case where the first detector has detected a movement of the target object and the second detector has detected the heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Tanaka, Masaru Yamaoka, Kenji Masuda
  • Patent number: 10317240
    Abstract: Travel data may be gathered and published on a global map for use by various entities. The travel data may be captured by one or more vehicle computing devices, such as those associated with the operation and/or control of a vehicle. The vehicle computing devices may receive input from one or more sensors, and may identify and/or classify an event and/or areas of interest based on the input. The vehicle computing devices may then send travel data to the global map server for publication. Additionally or alternatively, the travel data may be captured by one or more user devices. The user devices may be configured to receive travel data, such as via a user interface, and to send the travel data to the global map server for publication. The global map server may consolidate and publish the travel data on a global map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Adriano Di Pietro, Gabriel Thurston Sibley, James William Vaisey Philbin
  • Patent number: 10311693
    Abstract: A vehicle and a method for controlling the vehicle include generating a warning message for passenger confirmation such that a driver of the vehicle confirms whether at least one passenger safely alights from the vehicle by recognizing the warning message. The method for controlling the vehicle includes: primarily confirming a presence or absence of a passenger having not yet exited the vehicle on a basis of opening/closing information of doors; generating a primary warning message for passenger confirmation on a basis of a result of the primary confirmation regarding the presence or absence of the passenger; secondarily confirming the presence or absence of the passenger having not yet exited the vehicle using a human detection sensor; and generating a secondary warning message for passenger confirmation on a basis of a result of the secondary confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeong Kee Lee, Youngkee Kim
  • Patent number: 10310471
    Abstract: System and methods for processing information acquired from distributed sources are provided. The system may receive activity data samples from a plurality of collectors in a plurality of different independent locations in an organization. The system may identify baseline metrics associated with the activity data samples. The system may perform machine-based recognition of the activity data samples and associate the activity data samples with weight factors. The system may weigh the baseline metrics with the weight factors to generate adjusted metrics. The system may communicate activity information based on a logical combination of the activity data samples, context information recognized in the activity data samples, and metrics related to the activity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Georgios Krasadakis
  • Patent number: 10293489
    Abstract: The present application provides a control method and system, and a cleaning robot using the same. The control method comprises the following steps: under a navigation operating environment of the cleaning robot, controlling the image acquisition device to capture images in real time; analyzing at least one captured image; and controlling behaviors of the cleaning robot based on analyzed results and according to a preset cleaning mode, wherein the cleaning mode comprises a cleaning mode corresponding to an underexposure region. In the present application, users can clean some certain regions depending on requirements, thereby realizing the aim of separated-area cleaning according to the requirements of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ankobot (Shanghai) Smart Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuwei Cui, Lei Li
  • Patent number: 10297130
    Abstract: A device which detects a child presence in a car seat and communicates an audible and mobile-device reminder to the driver that a child occupant is in the seat is disclosed. The system utilizes internal sensors to monitor various vehicle occupancy conditions to determine when a triggering event has occurred while the car seat occupancy sensor is engaged. Once triggered, the system will immediately notify the driver that the child remains in the car seat inside the vehicle, and will also sent follow-up alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Igor Friedman
  • Patent number: 10289142
    Abstract: A method used for an induction type power supply system, for detecting whether an intruding metal exists in a power transmission range of the induction type power supply system, includes interrupting at least one driving signal of the induction type power supply system to stop driving a supplying-end coil of the induction type power supply system; obtaining a first attenuation slope during a first period when driving of the supplying-end coil is stopped, and obtaining a second attenuation slope during a second period when driving of the supplying-end coil is stopped; and determining whether the intruding metal exists in the power transmission range of the induction type power supply system according to the first attenuation slope and the second attenuation slope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Fu Da Tong Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Chiu Tsai, Chi-Che Chan
  • Patent number: 10274908
    Abstract: The system and method provides users with customized alerts that are unique to each user and environment through the use of an application in communication with a smart wireless signaling puck, the puck vibrates in response to alerts based on a customized vibration pattern from the smartphone and from time based commands stored in memory on the puck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Barbara Ander, Alexis Kashar
  • Patent number: 10255994
    Abstract: A system configured to reduce a frequency of alarms from a physiological monitoring system including a physiological sensor configured to detect signals representative of a physiological condition of a patient and a processor configured to receive the detected signals, determine a physiological parameter of the patient, detect an alarm condition and delay a notification of the alarm condition until a predetermined alarm delay period has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anand Sampath, Bilal Muhsin, Jad Adel Wafeeq
  • Patent number: 10234165
    Abstract: An HVAC control system for a household central air conditioning, including an HVAC system controller, a centrifugal blower motor, a compressor motor, and an axial fan motor. The HVAC system controller includes an HVAC microprocessor, a sensor, an interface unit for motor control, a power supply part, and a signal processing circuit. The interface unit for motor control includes an inverter unit and a rotor position detection unit. At least one of the centrifugal blower motor, the compressor motor, and the axial fan motor is a permanent magnet synchronous motor in the absence of a motor controller. The HVAC microprocessor drives the permanent magnet synchronous motor in the absence of a motor controller via the inverter unit. The rotor position detection unit sends a rotor position signal of the permanent magnet synchronous motor in the absence of a motor controller to the HVAC microprocessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Zhao, Ge Hu, Yiqiao Zhou, Chuping Lu
  • Patent number: 10237141
    Abstract: A method of the present disclosure causes a computer of an information apparatus to: display device type icons on a display; display room icons on the display; when it is determined that selection of any one of the device type icons is detected, display room icons each representing a room, in which a target device of a type corresponding to the selected device type icon is installed, in a different display mode from a mode for room icons each representing a room in which the target device of the type is not installed; when it is determined that selection of a room icon displayed in the different display mode is detected, display a first operation screen for operating a controlled target device on the display; and output a control command for controlling the controlled target device to the network based on an operation on the first operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Takamitsu Sasaki, Kohei Tahara
  • Patent number: 10228410
    Abstract: A device for monitoring partial discharges in an AC electrical network, the monitoring device being mounted in a switching apparatus provided with a vacuum bottle connected to one phase of the AC network. The monitoring device includes a partial discharge detector positioned facing the vacuum bottle and an electronic processing unit receiving a first signal representative of the partial discharges detected by the capacitive sensor and receiving a second signal representative of the voltage of the electrical network. The processing unit includes discriminating means which are capable, according to the first signal and the second signal, of determining whether the partial discharges originate from a loss of vacuum in the vacuum bottle or originate from another cause external to the vacuum bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS
    Inventors: Hans Schellekens, Christophe Preve
  • Patent number: 10204508
    Abstract: A fire detector system comprises a fire detector unit; a sensor disposed in the fire detector unit and arranged to detect the characteristics of a fire and to generate an output signal indicative of the characteristics detected by the sensor; and a processor arranged to receive the output signal from the sensor and to generate afire alarm signal when the output signal exceeds an alarm point threshold; wherein the system is arranged to change the alarm point threshold over time to compensate for drift in the response of the detector unit; wherein the fire detector unit includes a first sensitivity mode with a first drift compensation limit and a second sensitivity mode with a second drift compensation limit, the second sensitivity mode being more sensitive than the first; and wherein, as the first alarm point threshold in the first sensitivity mode is approached or reached, the mode of the system is changed to the second sensitivity mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Thorn Security Limited
    Inventor: Faruk Meah
  • Patent number: 10198710
    Abstract: Various sensors may be used to gather information about items at an inventory location, such as items on a shelf. Weight sensors may be used to gather weight data while capacitive sensors detect the presence of one or more objects such as the items themselves, a user reaching towards the shelf, and so forth. Data from a capacitive sensor may be used to determine that an activity is taking place at the shelf and to trigger processing of weight data from the weight sensor. A combination of a change in capacitance that exceeds a capacitance threshold and a change in weight that exceeds a weight threshold may be used to determine an event, such as a pick or place from the inventory location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Camerin Cole Hahn, Qicai Shi, Christopher Raymond Grajewski, Vinod Lakhi Hingorani, Nathan Pius O'Neill
  • Patent number: 10121364
    Abstract: Hazardous or dangerous conditions may be monitored. A mode may be set to a state indicative of the condition being present. It may then be determined that the hazardous or dangerous condition has eased. An indication of the hazardous or dangerous condition easing may be output in response to the determination. Such an indication may be output as synthesized speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nicholas Unger Webb, Matthew Lee Rogers, Anthony Michael Fadell, Jeffery Theodore Lee, Sophie Le Guen, Andrew W. Goldenson
  • Patent number: 10116885
    Abstract: A thermal imaging system includes a thermal imaging sensor configured to capture thermal images of assets in an environment, a non-thermal imaging sensor coupled to the thermal sensor and being configured to capture non-thermal images of the assets, an image alignment system configured to adjust an orientation of a present thermal view of the particular asset and a present non-thermal view of the particular asset, a controller configured to control operation of the thermal imaging sensor, the non-thermal imaging sensor, and the image alignment system, and a remote computing device having a change detection system and being configured to receive the captured thermal and non-thermal images of the particular asset. The controller is configured to cause the sensors to capture thermal and non-thermal images. Upon receiving the captured thermal and non-thermal images, the change detection system is configured to detect a change in at least one characteristic of the asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HEMA IMAGING LLC
    Inventor: Erik Beall
  • Patent number: 10115294
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to methods, devices, and systems to monitor activity. One method to monitor activity includes monitoring activity of an individual including detecting a sensor activated by an individual during the individual's daily activities. The embodiment also includes comparing the sensor activation to a predetermined sensor activation timeframe, determining whether to initiate an alert based upon the comparison, and checking for at least one other sensor activation to confirm whether an alert should be initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Healthsense, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Bischoff, Alan P. Shilepsky, Lina Long
  • Patent number: 10116884
    Abstract: A thermal imaging system includes a thermal imaging sensor adapted to capture any number of thermal images of any number of assets in an environment, a non-thermal imaging sensor coupled to the thermal sensor and being adapted to capture any number of non-thermal images of the assets, an asset identification system adapted to identify a particular asset from the assets, an image alignment system, and a controller adapted to control operation of the thermal imaging sensor, the non-thermal imaging sensor, the asset identification system, and the image alignment system. Upon identifying the particular asset via the asset identification system, the controller is adapted to control the image alignment system to adjust an orientation of the thermal image and the non-thermal image and cause the thermal imaging sensor and the non-thermal imaging sensor to capture the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: HEMA IMAGING LLC
    Inventors: Erik Beall, Marius Popescu
  • Patent number: 10091664
    Abstract: Exemplary apparatuses and methods are provided associated with an unobtrusive router/relay system (URRS) configured to communicate with a plurality of radio frequency (RF) systems including a first radio frequency (RF) system (e.g. a cell phone, RF system carried or used by an individual or team, etc.), other URRS systems (which each include a second RF receiver/transmitter), and an RF communication's hub (e.g. cell tower, tethered UAV, control center, etc.). Locations are identified for a specific location or number of locations along a transit path where the RF communication's hub lacks transmit/receive coverage with the first RF system. URRS are positioned in the locations or transit path lacking RF communication hub transmit/receive coverage. The exemplary URRS are configured to route/relay the first RF system's signals to the RF communications' hub directly or through one or more other URRS systems. URRS are designed to blend with their surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Garry V Wieneke, Gerry F Miller, Ameer Beitvashahi
  • Patent number: 10012669
    Abstract: A device and a method for determining states of an object to be monitored, such as a window or a door. The measurement values of a plurality of sensors, in particular a magnetometer and an acceleration sensor, are merged and are evaluated together. For the determination of a new state from a group of predefined states, only state transitions that are actually possible are taken into account. State transitions that are not possible or are not allowed are not taken into account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ROBRET BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Sergej Scheiermann, Rolf Kaack
  • Patent number: 10006989
    Abstract: Example implementations may relate to methods and systems for disturbing or deceiving sensors of robotic devices. Accordingly, a computing system may detect that a robotic device has entered a particular physical region. Responsively, the computing system may then determine at least one type of sensor that is associated with the robotic device and is used to detect reflected illumination that is reflected from an object. Based on the determined at least one type of sensor, the computing system may then select (i) at least one particular type of disturbing illumination and (ii) a target location within the particular physical region. Upon the selection, the computing system may direct at least one light source to emit the selected at least one particular type of disturbing illumination towards the selected target location so as to disturb the reflected illumination detectable by the robotic device using the at least one type of sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Schaft Inc.
    Inventor: Shuntaro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9990824
    Abstract: A fire detection system includes at least two fire detectors having a partially overlapping view of a fire. The at least two fire detectors are configured to acquire fire cluster information related to the fire. A validation and pairing module pairs fire clusters detected by the at least two fire detectors for the fire. The validation and pairing module is configured to validate the paired fire clusters according to a validation process that ensures that the pair corresponds to a fire. A triangulation module determines a three-dimensional fire location for the fire based on the fire cluster information related to the validated fire cluster pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Manjuprakash Rama Rao, Surajit Borah, Sreenath K. Ramanna, P. U. Kamruddin, Andrew Rynkiewicz, Clive Weston
  • Patent number: 9984558
    Abstract: A system has a mobile robot for autonomously performing activities and a statically fitted alarm installation for monitoring an area. Accordingly, the robot and the alarm installation communicate with one another via a communication link. The mobile self-propelled robot uses a map of the environment to navigate across a floor space through at least a portion of the area and to locate its position on the map. Triggering of an alarm by the alarm installation is prevented when the robot moves into the area to be monitored. The triggering of the alarm by the alarm installation is made possible again when the robot moves out of the area to be monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: RobArt GmbH
    Inventors: Harold Artes, Michael Schahpar, Kai Iskratsch
  • Patent number: 9940825
    Abstract: A security monitoring system includes at least one sensor configured to sense an event condition. A security monitoring system controller communicates with the sensor and an indicator of alarm and trouble conditions. The central security system also detects barometric pressure within a monitored area. The security system controller is configured to receive an event signal indicative of an event from the at least one of the sensors and receive an indication of the barometric pressure from a barometer. When the barometric pressure from the barometer indicates a change in barometric pressure, the security monitoring system controller confirms that the event is present and outputs an indication signal to the indicator based on the confirmed event. When the barometric pressure from the barometer does not indicate a change in barometric pressure, the security monitoring system controller suppresses the output of the indication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Alex Khazanov, Othmane Bennis
  • Patent number: 9922544
    Abstract: A glass breakage detection method, constituted of: receiving a plurality of audio samples; estimating low frequency power values of the received plurality of audio samples; estimating wide band power values of the received plurality of audio samples; responsive to the estimated wide band power values, determining an amplification value; responsive to the estimated low frequency power being greater than a predetermined threshold, amplifying a function of the received plurality of audio samples by the determined amplification value; comparing the amplified function with a predetermined function of sound of breaking glass; and outputting an indication of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsemi Semiconductor (U.S.) Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C Gallagher, Jim Van Buskirk, Ivan Acosta, Eric Bass, Dean Morgan
  • Patent number: 9912902
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for an automatic event recorder are described herein. An input stream may be written to a memory buffer in an overwrite mode. The input stream may be received from a sensor array of a wearable device. A first portion of the input stream written to the memory buffer may be protected upon obtaining an indication of occurrence of a start event. The memory buffer may be configured to receive a second portion of the input stream in a write mode subsequent to the occurrence of the start event. The memory buffer may be reconfigured to receive a third portion of the input stream in the overwrite mode upon obtaining an indication of the occurrence of the stop event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin Conrad Oien, Paul F. Sorenson, Kahyun Kim, Emily N. Ivers
  • Patent number: 9903753
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing and one or more processors. At least one proximity sensor component is operable with the one or more processors and includes an infrared signal receiver to receive an infrared emission from an object external to the housing. At least one proximity detector component is also operable with the one or more processors and includes a signal emitter and corresponding signal receiver. The one or more processors can actuate the at least one proximity detector component when the at least one proximity sensor component receives the infrared emission from the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M Alameh, Patrick J Cauwels, Paul Steuer
  • Patent number: 9890528
    Abstract: An automatic toilet flush device including a weight sensor between a toilet bowl rim and a toilet seat and a capacitive touch plate disposed on the toilet lid, both of which are configured to automatically flush a toilet either when someone sits on the toilet seat or touches the capacitive touch plate, respectively. The weight sensor is in operational communication with a sensing module transmitter which in wireless communication with a flush module receiver in operational communication with a microprocessor disposed within a housing inside the toilet tank. The capacitive touch plate is also in operational communication with the microprocessor, to which a timer is connected to permit flushing after a pre-determined time. When the microprocessor activates the flush module receiver, the flush motor activates an arm on a flush lever which, in turn, controls the flush valve to flush the toilet and to re-fill the toilet bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Kendall Ashby
  • Patent number: 9881491
    Abstract: A dual sensor fire detector includes a smoke sensor and a gas sensor. A source of radiant energy emits a primary beam that is formed into first and second beams. One beam is directed into a smoke sensing chamber. The other is directed to the gas sensor. Outputs from the smoke sensor and the gas sensor are combined to make a fire determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Scott R. Lang
  • Patent number: 9881070
    Abstract: A service is delivered by a computer system comprising a processor, a memory accessible to the processor and computer storage. The memory holds code which defines service object classes. The service object classes are configured to provide service functions, and the service object classes are instantiated to create service objects which implement the service functions. For each service object, an associated service object identifier is generated in the memory which distinguishes that service object from any other service object. The service objects are serialized to generate serialized data, the serialized data comprising a representation of each service object, and the representation comprising that service object's service object identifier, that service object's associated state data and the service object identifier of any other service object referenced by that service object. Following deactivation, the service objects can be recreated by following the chain of references.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Namendra Kumar, Uladzimir A. Skuratovich, Sankaran Narayanan, Abhilash C. Nair, Adit A. Dalvi
  • Patent number: 9870695
    Abstract: A system for facilitating automated response to a distress signal includes an attachment for a multifunction mobile computing device. In some embodiments, the attachment removably articulates to a sensor location coupled to a housing of the multifunction mobile computing device. In some embodiments, the system includes a computer program product in a non-transitory computer-readable medium. In some embodiments, the program instructions are computer-executable by the multifunction mobile computing device to implement detecting a disarticulation of the attachment from the sensor location on the multifunction mobile computing device, and, responsive to the detecting the disarticulation of the attachment from the sensor location on the multifunction mobile computing device, transmitting to a distress signal response receiver over a radio-frequency network from a radio-frequency transmitter located within a housing of the multifunction mobile computing device the distress signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Alert Media, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Cruver, David Godwin, Jeff Branc, Matthew Miller
  • Patent number: 9858947
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for drone detection and classification are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a sound signal in a microphone and recording, via a sound card, a digital sound sample of the sound signal, the digital sound sample having a predetermined duration. The method also includes processing, via a processor, the digital sound sample into a feature frequency spectrum. The method further includes applying, via the processor, broad spectrum matching to compare the feature frequency spectrum to at least one drone sound signature stored in a database, the at least one drone sound signature corresponding to a flight characteristic of a drone model. The method moreover includes, conditioned on matching the feature frequency spectrum to one of the drone sound signatures, transmitting, via the processor, an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Droneshield, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Hearing, John Franklin
  • Patent number: 9860726
    Abstract: A group of low power transceiver devices may create a private wireless network. In a private communication network, each device may monitor neighboring devices and transmit a low power signal on a periodic basis. At any time, if a device breaks away from the private communication network, the device determines its location and then transmits its location to one or more devices in the group at a high transmit power level. The policy governing communication and alerts of the group of low power transceiver devices may change based on location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeremy Fix, Sheldon Kent Meredith, Rudolph Louis Mappus, IV
  • Patent number: 9852556
    Abstract: A dynamic entrance controlling system (1) includes two wireless signal receiving devices (11), an image capturing device (12) and a host (13). The two wireless signal receiving devices (11) respectively sense a target (2) entering a restrained area and obtain an ID information (ID1) of the target (2), and the host (13) determines a moving direction of the target (2) according to the order of the two wireless signal receiving devices (11) of obtaining the ID information (ID1). If the moving direction matches with a certain condition, the host (13) reads internally a pre-stored image information (I1) of the target (2) according to the ID information (ID1), and triggers the image capturing device (12) to capture a real-time image information (I2) for the target (2). Next, the host (13) compares the two image information (I1, I2) in order to recognize an identity of the target (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CAL-COMP ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Pei-Jiun Hung
  • Patent number: 9799209
    Abstract: An intrusion sensor for monitoring an entrance to a building to be monitored, the intrusion sensor being situated at the entrance on the inside of the building, includes an acceleration sensor which is configured to detect motions of the intrusion sensor in at least one spatial axis, and in the case of a motion in the at least one axis, to output an acceleration signal, including a surroundings sensor which is configured to detect at least one value of at least one physical variable in the surroundings of the intrusion sensor, and including a plausibility check device, which is configured to carry out a plausibility check of the acceleration signal using the detected value of the physical variable, and to output an intrusion signal if the result of the plausibility check is negative. Also described is a corresponding method and an alarm system including an intrusion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Schindler, Julian Bartholomeyczik, Christian Reichert, Qiulu Dai
  • Patent number: 9734702
    Abstract: A method may receive, in response to a first event, a first sensor data from a first sensor, and receive, in response to the first event, a second sensor data from a second sensor. The method may select, from among a plurality of event profiles, a first event profile. The first event profile may comprise a first condition matching the first sensor data, a second condition matching the second sensor data, and a plurality of conditions which, when met, indicate the occurrence of the first event. Conditions may include a sensor data, a time period, a user data, a sequence of conditions, or a combination of such data. The first event profile may comprise a first event notice to be provided in response to the occurrence of the first event. The method may provide the first event notice to a recipient indicated by the event profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Laura Rabb, Yash Modi, Timo Bruck, Greg Fulco, Kenneth Louis Herman
  • Patent number: 9729341
    Abstract: A building automation and building information system has a central unit, at least one control unit and first components. The central unit is connected to the at least one control unit via a bidirectional data line, as means for reception of data from the at least one control unit, and means for open-loop and/or closed-loop control of the at least one control unit. Each control unit is associated with at least one first component, to which the control unit is connected by radio. The control unit has means for open-loop and/or closed-loop radio control of the associated first components. The first components associated with each control unit can be connected to one another by radio. The central unit, the at least one control unit and the first components each have a plug-and-play capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: Viessmann Hausautomation GmbH, Diehl Ako Stiftung & Co., KG
    Inventors: Werner Kaps, Helmut Simon, Armin Leonhardt, Christian Roth, Jens Petersohn
  • Patent number: 9728067
    Abstract: A method for providing an alert to a person to unplug an electrical power cord of an electrical device or equipment includes an alarm device that is activated upon separation of a first portion from a second portion. The first and second portions of the alarm device are secured proximate opposite sides of a loop provided in the power cord. The first and second portions, when engaged, maintain a switch of an electrical circuit in an open position. If the equipment is moved prior to unplugging the power cord, the loop will be straightened, causing the first and second portions to separate. The switch closes, completing the electrical circuit and activating the alarm device. The alarm alerts the person to unplug the power cord. A first alternate method includes the alarm device as a part of newly manufactured equipment. A second alternate method includes a motion detector or sensor in the alarm device of the newly manufactured equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: William Lee Foster
  • Patent number: 9711034
    Abstract: A system comprising: at least one processor; at least one sensor; and computer executable instructions readable by the at least one processor and operative to: use the at least one sensor to determine a number of persons or identity of a person; and trigger an alarm based on the number of persons or the identity of the person. A method comprising: using at least one processor to perform any or all of the following: use at least one sensor to determine a number of persons or identity of a person; and triggering an alarm based on the number of persons or the identity of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Isaac S. Daniel
  • Patent number: 9703962
    Abstract: A computing device processor may be configured with processor-executable instructions to implement methods of using behavioral analysis and machine learning techniques to identify, prevent, correct, or otherwise respond to malicious or performance-degrading behaviors of the computing device. As part of these operations, the processor may generate user-persona information that characterizes the user based on that user's activities, preferences, age, occupation, habits, moods, emotional states, personality, device usage patterns, etc. The processor may use the user-persona information to dynamically determine the number of device features that are monitored or evaluated in the computing device, to identify the device features that are most relevant to determining whether the device behavior is not consistent with a pattern of ordinary usage of the computing device by the user, and to better identify or respond to non-benign behaviors of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mastooreh Salajegheh, Vinay Sridhara, Yin Chen, Rajarshi Gupta
  • Patent number: 9691258
    Abstract: Ambient amount of a hazardous condition may be monitored. A mode may be set to a state indicative of the hazardous condition being present in the ambient environment. It may then be determined that the amount of the hazard in the ambient environment has dropped below an alarm criterion. A time period may then be tracked during which the amount of the hazardous condition present in the ambient environment of the hazard detector has remained below the alarm criterion. It may be determined that the time period has reached at least a threshold duration, during such time period the amount of the hazardous condition present in the ambient environment of the hazard detector having remained below the alarm criterion. An indication of the hazardous condition easing may be output in response to the time period being at least the threshold duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Sloo, Nicholas Unger Webb, Matthew Lee Rogers, Anthony Michael Fadell, Jeffery Theodore Lee, Sophie Le Guen, Andrew W. Goldenson
  • Patent number: 9691255
    Abstract: To improve the accuracy of the determination on whether or not a moving object is present in a predetermined region, a control device for use in a system configured to conduct presence-or-absence determination on whether or not a moving object is present on the basis of detection by a first sensor provided in a predetermined compartment region, the control device comprising: a mode control section configured to control switching of an operation mode for the detection by the first sensor or the presence-or-absence determination; and an acquisition section configured to acquire a determination result of whether or not a moving object is present in an adjacent region adjacent to the predetermined compartment region and not including the predetermined compartment region; wherein the mode control section controls the switching of the operation mode in response to the determination result acquired by the acquisition section, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michiyo Matsui, Kurato Maeno, Takashi Hashimoto, Motoko Kagaya
  • Patent number: 9679481
    Abstract: In an Electronic Article Surveillance (“EAS”) system a response is detected to an electromagnetic field. The response is caused by one or more objects present within the surveillance zone and an alarm condition is then selectively generated in accordance with one or more detection algorithms. A speed of a person traveling through the surveillance zone is measured, and if the speed exceeds a threshold then at least one characteristic of the detection algorithm(s) is varied to decrease a rigor of the detection algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Adam S. Bergman, Manuel Soto
  • Patent number: 9652970
    Abstract: A hygiene alert system includes a toilet that has a tank and the tank may contain a fluid. The tank has a lid and the lid has a top surface and a bottom surface. An alert is coupled to the tank such that the alert may detect the fluid in the tank. The alert issues a verbal reminder and a visual reminder when the alert detects the fluid has drained from the tank. Thus, the alert communicates a reminder for personal hygiene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Yassah Kargbo, Toafiq Raymond, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9652953
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, and computer program product for surveillance of a secure area. The present invention typically includes a memory, a processor, and a module configured to monitor the secure area. In this regard, an embodiment of the present invention may receive an indication that a user is within the secure area and determine, using an authentication device sensor, whether the user has the authentication device to remain within the confines of the secure area. The user may have continued access to the secure area if the authentication device detected. On the other hand, the security personnel associated with the secure area may be notified of an unauthorized user when the authentication device is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SAFETYRANGE, INC.
    Inventor: Francis Joseph Coviello
  • Patent number: 9639760
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method of monitoring a secure location is provided that includes (1) providing one or more sensors that monitor the secure location, each sensor generating sensor data; (2) establishing a policy region for the secure location employing world coordinates, the policy region establishing one or more alarm criterion for at least one of objects entering the policy region and objects exiting the policy region; (3) tracking an object within the secure location using the sensor data from the one or more sensors; and (4) determining if the sensor data indicates that the object has violated one or more alarm criterion of the policy region. Numerous other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Artur Ottlik, Jeffrey Bragg, Lloyd Strine
  • Patent number: 9622555
    Abstract: A system for detecting when a credit card is withdrawn, or otherwise becomes missing, from a user's wallet and for alerting the user when he has moved a certain distance away from his original location without replacing the card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventors: David Kopel, Mark Ronald Schwab
  • Patent number: 9625571
    Abstract: Example implementations may relate to methods and systems for disturbing or deceiving sensors of robotic devices. Accordingly, a computing system may detect that a robotic device has entered a particular physical region. Responsively, the computing system may then determine at least one type of sensor that is associated with the robotic device and is used to detect reflected illumination that is reflected from an object. Based on the determined at least one type of sensor, the computing system may then select (i) at least one particular type of disturbing illumination and (ii) a target location within the particular physical region. Upon the selection, the computing system may direct at least one light source to emit the selected at least one particular type of disturbing illumination towards the selected target location so as to disturb the reflected illumination detectable by the robotic device using the at least one type of sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventor: Shuntaro Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9619679
    Abstract: An object locating, identifying, tracking, and surveillance system, denoted the Assets Locating, Tracking, and Surveillance System (ALTSS), is provided for managing physical objects and evidence in environments such as police departments, law offices, and the Courts. ALTSS employs radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, computer programming and database applications, networking technologies, and hardware elements. ALTSS may locate and track physical evidence, merchandise, information carriers like files, folders or individual pieces of paper, and people, under certain conditions, in near-real time. It may be configured as part of a local area network, a wide area network, or the Internet. ALTSS may employ exemplary components such as RFID transponders, scanners, strategically located antennas and computers to facilitate tracking of objects and people as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Frederick Sawyer
  • Patent number: 9613231
    Abstract: Motion sensing devices for computer security are provided herein. In one embodiment, a security device includes a sensor for detecting movement of a computing device to which the security device is coupled, a transmitter, a processor, a memory, and instructions that are executed to receive from the sensor messages indicative of the movement of the computing device, determine if the computing device has been moved using the sensor messages, and output a warning message using the transmitter, if the computing device has been moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: William J. Warren