Display Board Patents (Class 340/525)
  • Patent number: 10321026
    Abstract: This application discloses a home video capturing and monitoring system including a video camera, an executable application, and a remote server. The video camera further includes a camera configured to capture video data, a communications component configured to wirelessly communicate video data to a monitoring device, and a speaker configured to output one or more audio messages from a user. The application is executed by the monitoring device, and configured to receive and display the video data captured by the camera while capturing the one or more audio messages from the user and sending them to the video camera via the remote server for playback by the speaker of the video camera. The remote server is configured to receive, store and analyze the video data communicated from the video camera, and relay the one or more audio messages captured by the monitoring device to the video camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Gregory R. Duffy, Melissa D. McLean, Aamir S. Virani
  • Patent number: 10276034
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for displaying alarm and communication system events. The method includes the steps of providing a control panel coupled to a plurality of environmental sensors within a protected area, storing a sequence of events detected within the protected area by a communication system and at least some of the plurality of environmental sensors along with a time of the respective event in a history buffer of a memory of the control panel, depicting the plurality of environmental sensors and communication system on a display of the control panel and playing back the sequence of detected sensor and communication system events for a selected time period from the history buffer on the display where each of the plurality of depicted environmental sensors on the display is shown in an activated state for each instant of time of the selected time period that the history buffer indicates that the sensor was in the activated state and a deactivated state otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Shubhankar Sundriyal, Douglas Joseph Labrecque, Monica Ravi, Muthukumar Kandasamy, RajeshBabu Nalukurthy
  • Patent number: 10271101
    Abstract: A user device and method comprises a screen display and a user interface. A display control module defines a first display area with a first boundary therearound and displaying a first category indicator for a first category therein. The display control module defines a second display area with a second boundary and displays a second category indicator for a second category therein. A gesture control module receives a movement signal from the user interface for moving the first display area relative to the second display area using a user interface. The display control module defines a third boundary around a third display area representing the first category and the second category when the first boundary and the second boundary touch or overlap and displays the first category indicator and the second category indicator within the third boundary. When the third display area is selected, a function may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles W. Beeson, Jason L. Howk, Yoonjung Kim, Laura Ginhee Wirsta
  • Patent number: 10243652
    Abstract: A system for troubleshooting signals in a cellular communications network, and in particular, for determining the cause of distortion or corruption of such signals, includes a robotic or other type of switch. The robotic switch can tap into selected uplink fiber-optic lines and selected downlink fiber-optic lines between radio equipment and radio equipment controllers in a wireless (e.g., cellular) network to extract therefrom the I and Q data. The selected I and Q data, in an optical form, is provided to an optical-to-electrical converter forming part of the system. The system includes an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) or the like, and an analytic computer unit, or web server, and SSD (Solid State Drive) and magnetic disk storage, among other components of the system. The system analyzes the I and Q data provided to it, and determines the cause, or at least narrows the field of possible causes, of impairment to transmitted signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Abramson Heath, Eric Walter Hakanson, Dmitriy Yavid, Christopher Silvio Cosentino, Stuart William Card
  • Patent number: 10226303
    Abstract: Video editing software tools platform utilizing a video display to provide access to specific video editing software tools, such as video oriented applications or widgets, that can assist those in a video broadcasting team, such as a camera operator or video editor, with a video broadcast feed. Various video editing software tools can provide features and functions that can add visual context to video data presented in the image stream from the video camera and provide archived information pertaining to the same. Various embodiments relate to systems and methods for simultaneously switching input image streams to output devices, while providing optional image processing functions on the image streams. Certain embodiments may enable multiple users/viewers to collaboratively control such systems and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Jack Wade, Chris Greve
  • Patent number: 10223878
    Abstract: A user interface (UI) device for a premises management system may include at least one proximity sensor, a first interface component configured to illuminate in a first illumination style based on a first rule set when an individual is detected within a first range by the at least one proximity sensor, and a second interface component to receive input from the individual and configured to illuminate in a second illumination style based on a second rule set different from the first rule set when the individual is detected within a second range closer to the UI device than the first range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: David Hendler Sloo, Jeffrey Alan Boyd
  • Patent number: 10156959
    Abstract: A system user interface (SUI) provides an iconic, at-a-glance representation of security system status. The SUI is for use across all client types, and includes numerous display elements presented across all types of client devices used to monitor status of the security system. The display elements of the SUI include an orb icon, text summary, arm button, device and system warnings, interesting sensors, and quiet sensors. The SUI provides system status summary information (e.g., security and sensors) uniformly across all clients. The SUI provides consistent iconography, terminology, and display rules across all clients as well as consistent sensor and system detail across clients. The SUI also includes an interactive Timeline interface, a widget-based Slideshow timeline interface, and a graphical interface for managing schedules, set points, and controls for lighting and thermostats and general energy usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Fulker, Ken Sundermeyer, Paul J. Dawes, Reza Raji
  • Patent number: 10142641
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to systems and methods for simultaneously switching input image streams to output devices, while providing optional image processing functions on the image streams. Certain embodiments may enable multiple users/viewers to collaboratively control such systems and methods. Additionally, some embodiments may enable control by a set of computer input devices (e.g., keyboard and mouse) to switch between multiple computer systems, possibly by following the movement of a computer input device cursor, between virtual displays, as the cursor is controlled by the set of computer input devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Jack Wade
  • Patent number: 10129956
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods relating to presence based detection and analytics including detecting a first movement associated with a bed; based on the first movement, sending a first signal to turn on at least one light and sending a second signal indicative of the first movement; detecting a second movement associated with the bed; and based on the second movement, sending a third signal to turn off at least one light and sending a fourth signal indicative of the second movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Luna Lights, Inc.
    Inventors: Donovan Morrison, Matt Wilcox, Wesley Youman
  • Patent number: 10119716
    Abstract: An air-conditioning apparatus controller includes a light-emitting indicator that emits light in a plurality of colors, a main display that displays a setting screen for light-emitting indication by the light-emitting indicator, a touch panel through which an instruction related to settings displayed on the main display is input, a data processing unit of a controller that causes the main display to display the setting screen, and performs setting processing for assigning an indication color to an indication content to be provided by the light-emitting indicator, in accordance with the instruction transmitted from the touch panel, and a data storage unit that stores settings for the processing performed by the data processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Maeda, Hirotaka Masui, Masato Tanigawa
  • Patent number: 10095642
    Abstract: The invention provides a data accessing system and a method for the same. The data accessing system comprises a data access unit and a data storage unit. When the data access unit is configured to access a plurality of data with continuous or discrete addresses, it issues a plurality of request instructions. The request instructions are encapsulated into a special instruction by an encapsulation module, and transmitted to the data storage unit by a data transmission interface. The data storage unit obtains the plurality of request instructions by using a de-encapsulation module to de-encapsulate the special request instruction, and executes the plurality of request instructions to access the plurality of data, so as to enhance the efficiency of data access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Accelstor Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Chiang Tsao
  • Patent number: 10070258
    Abstract: Fiber optic array cables and related systems and methods to determine and/or track locations of objects are disclosed. The fiber optic array cables can be employed in an optical-fiber-based communication system, including a centralized optical-fiber based communication system. In one embodiment, the fiber optic array cable is configured to carry optical RF or radio-over-fiber (RoF) signals to establish communications with objects. The fiber optic array cable includes multiple reference units along the length of the cable. The reference units can be configured to convert received optical RF signals into electrical RF signals to establish RF communications with objects capable of receiving electrical RF signals. The reference units are also configured to convert received electrical RF signals from the objects into optical RF signals, which are then used to determine the location of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Jacob George, Michael Sauer, Dean Michael Thelen
  • Patent number: 10070100
    Abstract: A system and methods to provide imaging service using outdoor lighting networks. The system uses outdoor lighting networks to manage/control video/image sensors connected to the network, e.g. hosted at lighting units, and coordinates the capture of useful video/image data associated with events. The system also provides an information search platform for users to retrieve only the relevant video/image data associated with events of interest. Furthermore, the system controls when and how to retrieve video/image data at lighting units across the whole network according to user requests, the priority of the events, and available bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Hongqiang Zhai, Kiran Srinivas Challapali, Dave Alberto Tavares Cavalcanti, Jianfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10062289
    Abstract: A device and method for assisting a driver when parking his vehicle in a parking installation and removing his vehicle therefrom is provided. The vehicle is equipped with a driving assistance system which permits remote-controlled movement and steering. The device has a parking management and monitoring apparatus which is configured to determine, at the start of a parking phase, a first route for a vehicle, which has been left behind by the driver in an entry region of the parking installation, to a currently available free parking space within the parking installation, and transmit corresponding movement instructions to the driving assistance system of the vehicle, and determine, at the end of the parking phase, a second route for the vehicle from this parking space to an exit region of the parking installation, and transmit corresponding movement instructions to the driving assistance system of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christoph Arndt, Uwe Gussen, Frederic Stefan
  • Patent number: 10036808
    Abstract: A safety system comprised of safety devices each worn by a caretaker and up to three people requiring minding, that alerts using color coded LED lights and audible tones when a monitored person is in danger. The device alerts if the person is beyond a preset distance, is close to or is in a body of water, or signals they are in trouble, using phased-array radar coupled with image processing. The phased-array radar allows the remote sensing of water in either daylight or night. The phased-array radar comprises multiple antenna elements including an independent antenna element phase shifter allowing beamsteering. The device scans an object using a preset beamsteering algorithm independent of movement. The multiple antenna elements and beamsteering improve image data accuracy which is then interpreted and correlated with a body of water characteristics. The phased-array radar is also used for caretaker-monitored person communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Charlotte Ann Watkins, Paul Lockwood
  • Patent number: 10037667
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the disclosure, a wearable device includes a plurality of sensors. The plurality of sensors are configured to detect information concerning a wearer or a surrounding of the wearer of the wearable device. At least some of the detected information is automatically communicated from the wearable device to a remote application based on either a request from a user of the remote application or a trigger initiated on the wearable device when the detected information from the one or more sensors indicate an event has occurred. In certain configurations, the event may be an uttered request for help or a detect increase in heart rate above an expected signature. In certain configurations, some of the information is transmitted to a security or law enforcement agency. In certain configurations, some of the information transmitted is prior recorded information that would otherwise be deleted had the request or trigger not occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Erangi Desoyza
  • Patent number: 10032002
    Abstract: Medical patient monitoring devices that have the capability of detecting the physical proximity of a clinician are disclosed. The medical patient monitoring devices may be configured to perform a first selected action when the presence of a clinician is detected in a first detection area, and to perform a second selected action when the presence of the clinician is detected in a second detection area. The medical patient monitoring devices may be configured to determine whether a clinician is present in a detection area based on the strength of a signal from a clinician token, and based on a signal strength adjustment value associated with the clinician token. When the presence of a clinician is detected in a detection area, the medical patient monitoring devices may be configured to perform a predetermined action that is determined from a remote database communicatively coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Massi Joe E. Kiani, Anand Sampath, Bilal Muhsin
  • Patent number: 10026071
    Abstract: There is provided a communication device including an acceptation unit configured to accept a service execution request for requesting execution of a service, a control unit configured to specify a service providing device to which a request for execution of a service provided by the service providing device is made based on a device record that includes the service and provision destination group information that indicates a provision destination group of the service, and the service execution request accepted by the acceptation unit, a transmission unit configured to transmit the service execution request to the service providing device specified by the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Sakoda, Yoichiro Sako, Kohei Asada, Katsuhisa Aratani, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Takatoshi Nakamura, Mitsuru Takehara, Yuki Koga, Hiroyuki Hanaya, Tomoya Onuma, Akira Tange, Kenta Kawamoto, Taizo Shirai, Masayuki Takada
  • Patent number: 9996309
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to technologies for sensor networks, machine-to-machine (M2M), machine-type communication (MTC), and Internet of things (IoT). The present disclosure may be used in intelligent services (smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, or connected car, health-care, digital education, retail business, security and safety-related services, etc.) A method and apparatus for transmitting information in a communication system are provided. According to the present disclosure, an electronic device receives sensing data from at least one sensor, receives a distress signal from at least one user device, and displays search information for guiding to an area to be searched determined based on the sensing data and the distress signal through a display screen of a wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Eun Lee, Do-Hyun Pyun, Tae-Jin Woo, Seung-Ku Kim, Bo-Seok Moon
  • Patent number: 9939939
    Abstract: An interface module includes a touchpad that is transparent and able to detect a user's press, a display screen, disposed behind and cooperating with the touchpad to form a touch screen, and a front frame including an exterior periphery and an internal rim, delimiting in the interior space of the front frame a front housing and a rear housing. The touchpad is disposed inside the front housing and the display screen is disposed inside the rear housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: DAV
    Inventors: Christophe Delmaere, Eric Damian, Laurent Lucaora
  • Patent number: 9941959
    Abstract: A system for troubleshooting signals in a cellular communications network, and in particular, for determining the cause of distortion or corruption of such signals, includes a robotic or other type of switch. The robotic switch can tap into selected uplink fiber-optic lines and selected downlink fiber-optic lines between radio equipment and radio equipment controllers in a wireless (e.g., cellular) network to extract therefrom the I and Q data. The selected I and Q data, in an optical form, is provided to an optical-to-electrical converter forming part of the system. The system includes an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) or the like, and an analytic computer unit, or web server, and SSD (Solid State Drive) and magnetic disk storage, among other components of the system. The system analyzes the I and Q data provided to it, and determines the cause, or at least narrows the field of possible causes, of impairment to transmitted signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: QOSCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Abramson Heath, Eric Walter Hakanson, Dmitriy Yavid, Christopher Silvio Cosentino, Stuart William Card
  • Patent number: 9786164
    Abstract: A detection and response device for a surveillance system detects events, responds to events, or both. The detection and response device may be used with or provided by a variety of surveillance systems, including peer to peer surveillance architectures. The device may utilize one or more defined geospaces. If an event occurs in a geospace a predefined response may then be provided. The predefined response may include automatically targeting one or more cameras to areas relevant to the event and presenting one or more predefined views optimized for viewing the event. If an event does not occur within a geospace, the detection and response device may provide one or more default responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Leverage Information Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond G. Leblond
  • Patent number: 9773414
    Abstract: A parking management system is provided. The system includes a plurality of first parking management apparatuses configured to detect whether parking spaces are occupied and to adjust a brightness level of lights based on occupancy information of the parking spaces. The system also includes at least one second parking management apparatus configured to detect whether a vehicle passes through one of an entrance and an exit of a parking facility and perform corresponding operations based on a detection result. Further, the system includes a server, where the first parking management apparatuses are cascaded through a first Bluetooth module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: SENGLED OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xia Wang, Chaoqun Sun, Jinxiang Shen
  • Patent number: 9773405
    Abstract: In various representative aspects, a method and a system that guide an incident response team to efficiently respond to an information security incident based on a roadmap are disclosed herein. A delegated incident response lead may oversee the whole process, including the creation of the roadmap, the performance of the team members, and the statuses of all tasks. When an incident occurs, incident response team members are notified, and delegated tasks in the roadmap are laid out. With a secure collaboration platform, the incident response team may work together in a secure, uncompromised environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Cybersponse, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Loomis
  • Patent number: 9720408
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to detect root causes of alarm patterns in process control systems are disclosed. An example method includes retrieving process control data generated in a process control system during a historical period of time. The process control data includes alarm data associated with alarms activated during the historical period of time. The example method also includes generating an alarm activation timeline for the historical period of time. The alarm activation timeline includes icons representative of the alarms to visually represent a temporal relationship of activation of the alarms, where one of the icons is representative of an alarm that is no longer active. The example method further includes storing the alarm activation timeline in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Vidya Ramadoss, Brandon Hieb, David R. Denison, Kim O. Van Camp, Paul K. Daly, Deeann Gates DelGuzzi, Steven Lee Dienstbier, Rajaraman Ramachandran, Bruce Hubert Campney
  • Patent number: 9697385
    Abstract: Systems, device and techniques are disclosed for implementing a security configuration change based on one or more base events and a current security configuration. An inference module may identify a security configuration change based on receiving base events from a state storage/event listener and analyzing the base events to determine if a current security configuration is optimal given the base events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Tal Dayan, Maya Ben Ari, Brandon Keely, Subir Jhanb, Ido Ofir
  • Patent number: 9590733
    Abstract: Fiber optic array cables and related systems and methods to determine and/or track locations of objects are disclosed. The fiber optic array cables can be employed in an optical-fiber-based communication system, including a centralized optical-fiber based communication system. In one embodiment, the fiber optic array cable is configured to carry optical RF or radio-over-fiber (RoF) signals to establish communications with objects. The fiber optic array cable includes multiple reference units along the length of the cable. The reference units can be configured to convert received optical RF signals into electrical RF signals to establish RF communications with objects capable of receiving electrical RF signals. The reference units are also configured to convert received electrical RF signals from the objects into optical RF signals, which are then used to determine the location of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Jacob George, Michael Sauer, Dean M. Thelen
  • Patent number: 9432571
    Abstract: There is provided a storage medium having a computer program stored thereon and readable by a computer for an imaging terminal including an imaging unit, the program, when executed by the computer, causing the computer to perform operations including: acquiring captured image data generated by imaging a specific region on a target product with the imaging unit, the specific region including display lamps representing a state of the target product; specifying a display state of the display lamps in a captured image by analyzing the captured image data; acquiring identification information for identifying state related information according to the specified display state of the display lamps, the state related information relating to the state of the target product corresponding to the specified display state of the display lamps; acquiring the state related information based on the identification information; and outputting the acquired state related information on the imaging terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryuji Yamada
  • Patent number: 9423523
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a portal monitoring system that uses distributed sensing to detect metallic objects passing through the portal. The system comprises a length of fiber optic (102) comprising an optical fiber (106) mechanically coupled to a material (108) whose physical characteristics vary dependent on the applied magnetic field. The fiber optic (102) is arranged in the vicinity of a portal (200) and a fiber optic interrogator (104) is adapted to provide distributed sensing on the optical fiber to provide measurement data from a plurality of contiguous portions of said optical fiber at each of a plurality of times. A data analyzer processes the measurement data to detect signals characteristic of a disturbance in the magnetic field along the optical fiber. The system of the present invention is able to monitor multiple people passing though a portal at the same time and provide an indication of the location of metallic objects within the portal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Optasense Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Magnus McEwen-King
  • Patent number: 9366588
    Abstract: A weighing scale includes a platform supporting a load. Force transducers beneath the platform output respective transducer force signals of the load. An area sensor above the platform outputs area force signals of load forces applied to respective spatial areas of the platform. A processor is configured to determine the load's weight and location on the platform based on the transducer force signals and the area force signals. A method of weighing the load is also described. A method of monitoring the load includes measuring first transducer force signal(s) and first area force signal(s) of the load, and then repeatedly measuring second force signal(s) of the load using the transducer(s) or area sensor until the first and second signal(s) indicate a change in a weight or location of the load. A changed weight or changed location of the load is then determined using the measured second force signal(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: LifeScan, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis Lee
  • Patent number: 9315151
    Abstract: A driver assist system for a vehicle includes at least one non-visual sensor and a color video rear backup camera having a field of view rearward of the vehicle, with the field of view of the camera encompassing a ground area to the rear of the vehicle. An image processor processes image data captured by the camera. A video display screen is viewable by a driver of the vehicle. During a reversing or parking maneuver of the vehicle, images derived, at least in part, from image data captured by the camera are displayed by the video display screen to assist the driver in operating the vehicle. At least one indication is provided to a driver of the vehicle, at least in part, responsive to detection by the non-visual sensor of at least one object external of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: David W. Taylor, Kevin C. McCarthy, Niall R. Lynam, Kenneth Schofield
  • Patent number: 9257033
    Abstract: An improved emergency response system and method includes at least one zone display structured to present a plurality of zones that convey certain information to bystanders, dispatchers, and/or emergency responders. Each zone corresponds to a different portion of the local premises, such that the zones are collectively configured to convey at least directional information pertaining to the local premises. The zone display is further configured to present at least one universal directional indicator associated with each zone. Accordingly, the information associated with the zones and directional indicators is utilized to facilitate an emergency response. The presenting of the zones can include depicting at least a portion of the premises via mapping overlay display. Further, the zone displays can depict threat level indicators corresponding to perceived circumstances of one or more zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: Jeffrey Childers
  • Patent number: 9240147
    Abstract: A display device includes movable members arranged to face a display screen of a liquid crystal display panel, a movable member driving mechanism, a display controller that controls the display of an image in a first display area and controls the display of a predetermined mark in a second display area on the liquid crystal display panel, and a drive controller that controls the movable member driving mechanism to move the movable members in accordance with a movement of the mark displayed. The display of an image object in the first display area and the display of the mark in the second display area are controlled so that the position of the image object displayed in the first display area corresponds to the position of the mark displayed in the second display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Yasumoto
  • Patent number: 9055407
    Abstract: A system and program of instructions for generating and utilizing a database of driving trip data and event data to identify drivers by mobile devices during a driving trip, comprising identifying a driver, determining a driving trip based on driving trip data, identifying device usage events associated with the driver, determining a driving context for the driver based on the driving trip, the usage events and context data, filtering the usage event data associated with the portable electronic device based on the driving context to create a set of risk events that occurred during the trip, and taking some action based on the set of risk events. The usage event data includes phone calls, text and other forms of messages, emails, applications, and other usage information, including usage associated with third party sources, each of which occur during the operation of a motor vehicle during a trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Mykee Acquistions L.L.C.
    Inventors: Michael S. Riemer, Michael J. Costello, Matthew J. Howard
  • Patent number: 9014966
    Abstract: A driver assist system for a vehicle includes a camera and a control having an image processor, which processes image data captured by the camera. At least one non-visual sensor is operable to detect objects external of the vehicle and to provide non-visual sensor data to the control. During at least one of (i) a reversing maneuver and (ii) a parking maneuver, images derived, at least in part, from image data captured by the camera are displayed by a video display screen that is viewable by the driver to assist the driver in operating the vehicle. The control provides an indication to the vehicle driver, with the indication including at least one of (i) a visual indication displayed by the video display screen and (ii) an audible indication. The indication is provided, at least in part, responsive to detection by the non-visual sensor of an object external of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Magna Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Taylor, Kevin C. McCarthy, Niall R. Lynam, Kenneth Schofield
  • Patent number: 9013343
    Abstract: According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are disclosed of controllers and methods for accepting multiple different types of input signals. One example controller includes an input circuit including first and second input terminals for receiving an input signal and at least one programmable resistor coupled to the first terminal. A processing device is coupled to the input circuit. The processing device is configured to control a resistance of the at least one programmable resistor based on a terminal setting. The terminal setting indicates whether the input signal is a voltage signal, a current signal, or a resistance signal. The processing device is configured to interpret the input signal applied to the processing device via the input circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Anil Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 8970453
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display apparatus includes an image data generation unit configured to generate image data and an image projection unit configured to project a light flux including an image toward a human riding in a vehicle. The image is based on the image data. The image data generation unit is configured to generate the image data relating to the image including a first display object indicating a travel direction of the vehicle at a travel direction change point when a distance between the travel direction change point and the vehicle is a first distance. The image data generation unit is configured to generate the image data relating to the image including a second display object displayed to correspond to a position of the travel direction change point when the distance is a second distance shorter than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi Sasaki, Haruhiko Okumura, Takahisa Yoneyama, Yugo Kuwabara, Yasuhiko Kawawada, Osamu Nagahara, Noriko Odate, Shigeo Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8947232
    Abstract: An intrusion detection system for monitoring a premises includes at least one optical cable that houses at least one optical fiber and extends about the premises. Optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) means is operably coupled to opposite first and second ends of the at least one optical fiber. The OTDR means includes first signal processing circuitry that analyzes the backscatter signal received via the first end of the at least one optical fiber in order to detect an intrusion of the premises, and second signal processing circuitry that analyzes the backscatter signal received via the second end of the at least one optical fiber in order to detect an intrusion of the premises. The redundancy of intrusions decisions made by the first and second signal processing circuitry can be verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Strong, Arthur H. Hartog
  • Patent number: 8907811
    Abstract: A networked display has multiple modes of operation. In the first operating mode, the display receives and shows information related to charging an electric vehicle. In a second mode of operation, the display receives and shows information related to home energy usage. Other operating modes may also be supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Greenwave Systems Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Sonny Windstrup, Martin Manniche, Karl Jonsson
  • Patent number: 8903421
    Abstract: A wireless terminal, method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium. The wireless terminal includes circuitry configured to receive a wireless signal transmitted from a base station; perform signal intensity measurement of the received wireless signal; receive, via a graphical user interface, section information that identifies a section of a building structure for which the signal intensity measurement is to be performed; and transmit measurement information acquired by the signal intensity measurement of the received wireless signal, base station identification information that indicates a base station of a transmission source of the wireless signal, and the section information. The measurement information is associated with the base station identification information and the section information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Rekimoto
  • Patent number: 8890676
    Abstract: A first alert and a second alert are received. The first alert indicates a first fault related to a first component of the multiple components and the second alert that indicates a second fault related to a second component of the multiple components. The first component affects the second component such that the first fault caused the second fault. A correlation between the first alert and the second alert is determined and, based on the determined correlation, a determination is made that the first fault is a root cause of the first alert and the second alert. An indication that the first fault is the root cause of the first alert and second alert is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Taliver Brooks Heath
  • Patent number: 8890675
    Abstract: An approach for site prioritization and then a review and prioritization of the alarms at the site. A feature may to first find the site most in need of attention and then check the alarms of that site. A rule algorithm may determine a prioritization of site according to primitive rules which can be customized and modified nearly at any time making site priority a dynamic determination. At the site, the alarms may be ordered by criticality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Prabhat Ranjan, Liana Maria Kiff, Jeff Lawry, Michele Berlot, Thomas Gall, Barnali Chetia
  • Patent number: 8830069
    Abstract: A patient bed with a multimedia system is disclosed. A patient can access a net work through the multimedia system, and to join a net meeting to chat with other patients. The multimedia system can also provide a consolidated platform of medical information for a doctor or a nurse. An input device of the patient bed may have a touch pad, which allows the patient to control the position of patient support through finger gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventors: Wei-Ting Liu, Wei-Hua Lu, Chih-Kuei Hu
  • Patent number: 8823508
    Abstract: A security system is configured to display a representation of an area on a display unit, receive input from a plurality of different types of sensors that are positioned within the area, display a plurality of icons on the display unit, wherein the plurality of icons represents the locations of the plurality sensors in the area, and display in a panel on the display unit output from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Hari Thiruvengada, Tom Plocher, Paul Derby, Henry Chen, Saad J. Bedros
  • Patent number: 8797173
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for controlling charging of a portable terminal equipped with a solar battery that converts solar energy into an electrical energy, the apparatus including a thermistor in which a resistance value changes according to a temperature change; a comparator which outputs a first signal when a temperature surrounding the thermistor is less than a preset reference temperature as determined by the resistance value change of the thermistor according to the temperature change and outputs a second signal when the temperature is at least the preset reference temperature or more; and a charging unit which is activated and receives the electrical energy from the solar battery to charge a battery when the first signal is inputted from the comparator, and is deactivated and blocks the charge of battery in case the second signal is inputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Chul Kang, Seung Chul Choi, Jae Ahn Ryu
  • Patent number: 8793050
    Abstract: A communication system of a motor vehicle is provided. The communication system includes a vehicle operating unit, a vehicle output unit, and an interface computer. The interface computer is connected to the vehicle operating unit and the vehicle output unit. The interface computer is implemented for the purpose of connecting a mobile terminal to the vehicle operating unit and the vehicle output unit such that information from the mobile terminal is displayable on the vehicle output unit and the mobile terminal is operable via the vehicle operating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ulrich Weinmann, Jens-Peter Weiss, Thomas Stauner, Wolfram Manthey
  • Patent number: 8779921
    Abstract: An adaptive security network, sensor node and methods for detecting and responding to anomalous events in a security network are provided herein. In general, the adaptive security network comprises a plurality of sensor nodes interconnected to form a communication network, wherein each sensor node is configured for detecting an anomalous event occurring within a vicinity of the sensor node and for identifying the detected anomalous event as a specific threat-event, a specific non-threat event or an unidentified event. In addition, the adaptive security network comprises a central processing and control system coupled to the plurality of sensor nodes for receiving an event notification message from at least one of the sensor nodes indicating an identity of an anomalous event detected by the at least one sensor node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Solio Security, Inc.
    Inventor: David Curtiss
  • Patent number: 8742948
    Abstract: A server device may receive parking information that identifies a first plurality of parking spots, within a parking structure, that are available for parking, and a second plurality of parking spots, within the parking structure, that are unavailable for parking; store the parking information in association with information identifying the parking structure; receive, from a user device, a request for parking information associated with the parking structure; populate, in response to the request, a visual representation of the parking structure with the parking information, where the visual representation of the parking structure identifies the first plurality of parking spots and the second plurality of parking spots; and transmit the visual representation of the parking structure to the user device to assist a user, of the user device, in locating one of the first plurality of parking spots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Dahai Ren
  • Patent number: 8723658
    Abstract: A method of managing physical effort expended by a user of a human-propelled vehicle provided with a control unit connected to an electric motor that is powered by a battery and that is arranged to take the place at least in part of the user for the purposes of propelling and of braking the vehicle, as a function of a program executed by the control unit in order to manage the physical effort expended by the user. A vehicle adapted to this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: IMW-Productions
    Inventors: Eric Jean, Bruno Garin
  • Publication number: 20140125477
    Abstract: A biological information displaying apparatus includes: a displaying section on which a measurement display screen displaying biological information under measurement and an abnormality display screen displaying information alarming an abnormality of the biological information, and the biological information at a timing when the abnormality occurs are displayed; and a display controlling section which is configured to display the abnormality display screen on the measurement display screen, so that the abnormality display screen is superimposed on the measurement display screen. In case where the abnormality display screen is displayed on the displaying section, the display controlling section controls the displaying section so that, even when the abnormality resolves, the information alarming the abnormality of the biological information, and the biological information at the timing when the abnormality occurs are continued to be displayed on the abnormality display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Kasuya, Rie Tanaka