With Particular Coupling Link Patents (Class 340/531)
  • Patent number: 10289208
    Abstract: A wearable sensor system is disclosed that provides a measurable magnetic field that changes horizontally within the range of motion of human limbs. The wearable sensor system includes a magnetic sensing device, and one or more magnet devices that provide the measurable magnetic field with a strength exceeding the Earth's magnetic field. To this end, the magnetic sensing system provides a “personal” magnetic field about a user, with that magnetic field traveling with the user and overpowering adjacent interfering fields. The wearable sensor system may include a sensor arrangement that measures a strength of the personal magnetic field and field direction to perform horizontal localization, and may send a representation of a same to a remote computing device to cause an action to occur. Some such actions include output of pre-recorded or synthesized musical notes, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Swarnendu Kar, Jeremy Parra, Saurin Shah, Brian K. Vogel
  • Patent number: 10291320
    Abstract: Techniques described herein, which may provide for a location determination of a mobile device, can also provide for the determination of a viewing direction of a user of the mobile device. In particular, a user can wear a head-mountable apparatus with one or more light sensors configured to detect light from one or more modulated light sources. Using this information, not only may a location of the head-mountable apparatus be determined, but also an orientation, which can enable a determination of an approximate direction the user is looking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Bapineedu Chowdary Gummadi, Hem Agnihotri, Venkata A Naidu Babbadi
  • Patent number: 10275950
    Abstract: A system and method configured to monitor aircraft flight performance data. The system includes a wireless transmitter in data communication with an avionics system of the aircraft, a portable wireless transceiver associated with the wireless transmitter, and a wireless database associated with the wireless transmitter. The method includes sensing flight performance data with the sensor, transmitting sensed flight performance data to the wireless transmitter, wirelessly transmitting the sensed flight performance data to the wireless database, and monitoring flight performance data with a display operably associated with the wireless database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Girard, Brian E. Tucker
  • Patent number: 10270613
    Abstract: Provided is a layout creation method for creating a layout of apparatuses disposed in a space (such as lighting devices, air conditioners, and switches). The layout creation method includes: obtaining reference coordinates through a portable terminal having a position sensing function; and for each of the apparatuses, obtaining position coordinates corresponding to the apparatus as coordinates relative to the reference coordinates through the portable terminal, and storing the position coordinates on the portable terminal in association with a type of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsumi Setomoto, Kentaro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10271365
    Abstract: A method and system for device-to-device (D2D) communication off-network is provided. The method includes providing, from a first D2D-UE to at least one second D2D-UE, a scheduling assignment (SA) providing, from between the first D2D-UE to the at least one second D2D-UE, MAC-PDU data according to the scheduling assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Phong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10271189
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a device that implements a high bandwidth wireless data interface for communication between the device and a device accessory. The device can include an external shell and a display (e.g., a touchscreen). In some embodiments, the external shell and the display together hermetically seal various other components of the device. In various embodiments, the device includes an attachment mechanism, an alignment mechanism (e.g., for magnetic alignment between a device and a device accessory), a wireless data transceiver, and a wired or wireless energy source (e.g., for sharing power between the device and the device accessory). The wireless data transceiver can transmit data at extremely high electromagnetic frequencies between the device in the device accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Joseph Anthony Tate, Jason Sean Gagne-Keats, William Francis Leggett, James Jong-sik Kim, Rebecca Schultz Zavin, Andrew E. Rubin
  • Patent number: 10258172
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems, devices, and methods for displaying and securing articles of merchandise. In one example, a merchandise security system includes a plurality of security devices, wherein each of the security devices includes a sensor configured to be attached to an article of merchandise. The system also includes at least one controller configured to communicate with each of the articles of merchandise in order to obtain data from the articles of merchandise. The controller and/or each of the security devices is configured to generate a security signal in response to removal of the sensor from the article of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: InVue Security products Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Grant, Jonathon D. Phillips, Gary A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10257270
    Abstract: An approach for enabling autonomous decentralized peer-to-peer telemetry (ADEPT). A first ADEPT peer senses ADEPT peers to interconnect where the ADEPT peers are identified as ADEPT light peer, ADEPT standard peer and ADEPT peer exchange based on respectively increasing IoT device capability. The first ADEPT peer sends and receives requests to interconnect to the ADEPT peers based on messaging. The first ADEPT peer transfers files where the files are distributed toward peer-to-peer networks, creating peer consensus and interconnecting the first ADEPT peer to the ADEPT peers based on the peer consensus. ADEPT peers execute transactions and contracts by decentralized peer to peer consensus network and consensus ledger to enable autonomous device coordination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John M. Cohn, Peter G. Finn, Sumabala P. Nair, Sanjay B. Panikkar, Veena S. Pureswaran
  • Patent number: 10257364
    Abstract: An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is used as a security system interface and an interface for interacting with a network. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal, mobile phone, or other client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul J. Dawes
  • Patent number: 10255800
    Abstract: This invention relates generally to computer systems, and more specifically, to a premise monitoring system. In one embodiment, the invention includes operations of receiving one or more signals containing a device identifier and a device condition from one or more remote alarm monitoring systems; retrieving enhanced information based on the device identifier and/or the device condition; determining one or more communication methods and/or communication destinations based on the device identifier and/or the device condition; and dispatching the enhanced information to the one or more communication destinations using the one or more communication methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Capital, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney W. Fox
  • Patent number: 10256905
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for programming a luminaire with location information, referred to herein as commissioning. Location information may include relative location information (e.g., the position of the luminaire relative to a reference point) and/or absolute location information (e.g., global coordinates for the luminaire). A commissioned luminaire can be configured to emit its location information via light-based communication (LCom). In some cases, the luminaire can be commissioned manually, by hard coding the luminaire with its location either at the luminaire itself or using a device (e.g., a smartphone, tablet, or a dedicated luminaire commissioning device) to program the luminaire with location information. In some cases, the luminaire can be commissioned automatically. In some cases, the luminaire may be configured to provide visual, aural, or tactile feedback to indicate that the luminaire has not received location data or that the luminaire has been moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Bernhard Siessegger, Christian Breuer, Anant Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10243756
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising: a transmitter for controlling one or more luminaires which illuminate at least part of an environment occupied by a user; and a controller configured to provide control functionality for controlling the luminaires via the transmitter; wherein the controller is configured to receive an altitude measurement from an altimeter disposed about the user's person, and based thereon to provide said control functionality in dependence on an altitude of the user relative to an altitude of each of the luminaires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Remco Magielse, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Jonathan David Mason, Sanae Chraibi
  • Patent number: 10241640
    Abstract: Systems and methods for visualizing the history of events are provided. Some methods can include displaying, on a user interface device, a BIM of a secured area, displaying, on the BIM on the user interface device, a respective representation of each of a plurality of sensors within the secured area, the respective representation being displayed on the BIM at a respective location corresponding to respective geographic coordinates of a respective one of the plurality of sensors in the secured area, receiving first user input indicative of a specified time, and displaying, on the BIM on the user interface device, a respective geographic indicator of at least one of the plurality of sensors that was active at the specified time, the respective geographic indicator being displayed at or connected to the respective location on the BIM of the respective representation of the at least one of the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Malayappan Gurudoss, Vinoth Dharmalingam, Kalpana Janapati, Viswanathan Chatapuram Krishnan, Vinay Venkatesh, Paul M. Popowski
  • Patent number: 10237237
    Abstract: Systems and methods comprise a gateway that includes a processor coupled to a security system at a premises via a channel. The channel comprises a protocol of the security system that is a proprietary bus protocol of the control panel of the security system. A touchscreen at the premises is coupled to the gateway and presents user interfaces. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera is located at the premises and coupled to the gateway. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the gateway. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the gateway and the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dawes, Marc Baum, Aaron Wood
  • Patent number: 10236018
    Abstract: A system for detection of a target sound in an environment of a vehicle, includes an audio sensor, a computer processor, and a memory storing digital target sound templates produced by converting samples of the target sound in accordance with conversion parameters. The computer processor receives the sample sound signal from the audio sensor, converts the sample sound signal to a digital sample vector in accordance with the conversion parameters, compares the vector to each of the templates to determine if a degree of similarity of the vector to any one of the templates exceeds a predetermined threshold value, and notifies a user or a vehicle control system if the threshold value is exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Brian Moore, Viet Hoang, Ken Brizel, Siamak Akhlaghi Esfahany, Ajay Sandhu
  • Patent number: 10231056
    Abstract: A wearable device for binaural audio is described. The wearable device includes a feedback mechanism, a microphone, an always on binaural recorder (AOBR), and a processor. The AOBR is to capture ambient noise via the microphone and interpret the ambient noise. An alert is issued by the processor to the feedback mechanism based on a notification detected via the microphone in the ambient noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rajesh Poornachandran, David Gottardo, Swarnendu Kar, Saurabh Dadu, Mark MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10230853
    Abstract: A terminal device including a detection unit that detects a sound, and an output unit that outputs information regarding a detection method of detecting the sound by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seiji Okamoto, Junichi Hirota, Tsutomu Udaka, Tomoyuki Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 10178533
    Abstract: In one implementation, a wireless security system premises gateway component includes a first local area wireless communication component adapted to communicate wirelessly with plural wireless security system sensors distributed at a premises; a second local area wireless communication component adapted to communicate wirelessly with a general purpose mobile communications device; a communications interface component adapted to communicate with a wide area communications network that is located remotely of the premises; a security system controller component adapted to communicate with the general purpose mobile communications device to provide state information regarding the security system and to provide control inputs to the security system; and a single gateway housing configured and sized to house the first local area wireless communication component, the second local area wireless communication component, the communications interface component, and the security system controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Resolution Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Saldin, Brian K. Seemann, Robert C. Hendrickson, David J. Mayne
  • Patent number: 10178430
    Abstract: The present application discloses an intelligent processing method and system for video data, wherein, in the method an intelligent camera set a warning rule, the method comprises: the intelligent camera collecting video data and analyzing the collected video data in real time, generating intelligent data if the warning rule is met, which intelligent data contain an encoder identifier and motion trajectory information; the intelligent camera packaging the video data and the intelligent data into a program stream and sending it to a frame analyzing component in a cloud storage system; the frame analyzing component unpacking the received program stream to obtain the video data and the intelligent data, and storing the video data and the intelligent data in storage components respectively; the storage components sending storage address information of the video data and the intelligent data to an index server for recording respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Qiqian Lin, Weichun Wang
  • Patent number: 10169983
    Abstract: An apparatus including a security system protecting a secured area, a processor of the security system providing a voice connection between a control panel of the security system located within the secured area and a remotely located central monitoring station, the processor automatically providing notification of activation of the provided voice connection, an audio device providing audio entertainment within the secured area, a wireless interface providing a communication channel between the security system and audio entertainment system and a processor of the audio device receiving the automatic notification of activation of the voice connection from the processor of the security system through the wireless interface and automatically reducing a volume of the audio entertainment provided by the audio device within the secured area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Shankar Prasad H. M., Harini Bharadvaj
  • Patent number: 10159440
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatuses (e.g., garments, including but not limited to shirts, pants, and the like) for detecting and monitoring physiological parameters, such as respiration, cardiac parameters, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: L.I.F.E. Corporation S.A.
    Inventors: Gianluigi Longinotti-Buitoni, Andrea Aliverti
  • Patent number: 10150572
    Abstract: The present general inventive concept relates to a system of method having an electronic flight display that meets the FAR 23.1311(b) regulatory requirement for redundant backup instruments in the cockpit. The present general inventive concept also provides a system and method to detect failures, obstructions, or improper operation of the aircraft pitot pressure sensing system using a combination of dissimilar sensor data that is independent from each other, e.g., allocated from different sources and employed for different purposes on different displays, and displays information on an avionics display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Aspen Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Lyons, Jeffrey D. Bethel
  • Patent number: 10152863
    Abstract: A dual communication frequency RFID circuit includes a logic unit for processing data signals received or transmitted at a first frequency by a first antenna or at a second frequency by a second antenna, and a unit for managing the state of a tamper loop linked to the integrated circuit by two connection terminals. The management unit includes a first low-pass filter linked to a first connection terminal, a second low-pass filter linked to a second connection terminal, a current source for supplying a current through the first low-pass filter, a switch linked at the output of the second low-pass filter, and a first inverter connected between the current source and the first low-pass filter for supplying an output signal for the state of the tamper loop to the logic unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: EM Microelectronic-Marin S.A.
    Inventors: Christian Lamothe, Paul Muller, Goran Stojanovic
  • Patent number: 10144618
    Abstract: A lifter with electro-permanent magnets is provided. It has an external bearing structure closed at the bottom by a plate, provided with a heat shield, and pole pieces secured under the respective poles and protruding from the bottom plate. Each of the electro-permanent magnets has a reversible magnet arranged on top of one of the poles, of a fixed polarization magnet formed by a plurality of blocks placed along the lateral faces of the pole and of a coil arranged around the reversible magnet to cause the reversal of the polarization of the latter by means of an electrical pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SGM Magnetics S.p.A.
    Inventor: Danilo Molteni
  • Patent number: 10133443
    Abstract: A computing device is associated with one or more electronic devices in a smart home environment, the smart home environment having a plurality of environment statuses. A current environment status of the plurality of environment statuses is identified for the smart home environment. Based on the current environment status of the smart home environment, one of a plurality of different feature sets is determined for a smart home application executable on the computing device for interacting with the smart home environment. The determined feature set includes selectable commands for performing device functions associated with the current environment status. The determined feature set is provided to an instance of the smart home application, thereby enabling the instance to offer user interactions consistent with the selectable commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Lauren Von Dehsen, Zachery Webster Kennedy, Ted Boda, Jason Ketterman, Jesse Boettcher, Michael Mizono, Tomas Brennessl
  • Patent number: 10104618
    Abstract: Saving power in a mobile terminal includes determining alignment processing moments after the mobile terminal enters a standby mode. Alignable wakeup events, which occur during alignment processing periods corresponding to each alignment processing moment, are thus controlled to commence related processing at each of the alignment processing moments. Power consumption caused by various wakeup events in a standby mode may thus be reduced and battery life of the mobile terminal may thus be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Li Lin, Jiukai Ma, Haonong Yu, Jun Qiu, Liangchuan Mi, Shail Dave, Zhichao Zu, Karthik Samynathan, Richard Clark
  • Patent number: 10098011
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system including a frequency mixer that combines a signal and a carrier wave to form a combined signal, and a transmitter that generates a transmission based on the combined signal. The system can also include a coupling device that emits the transmission as an electromagnetic wave guided by an outer surface of a transmission medium. The electromagnetic wave can propagate longitudinally along the surface of the transmission medium and at least partially around the surface of the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis
  • Patent number: 10083599
    Abstract: Providing information about a monitored environment comprises monitoring a location by a plurality of sensors, collecting data from the plurality of sensors by a processing device, and providing information to a user of the status of the location based on data collected by at least some sensors, for display on a user device, via a network. A user may be enabled to scroll through updates in the order that the information was provided, on the user device, by an App, for example. Providing video clips from a location to a user device comprises storing first video clips related to respective events at the location that the user has been informed of and/or receiving a request to provide stored video clips of the location over a time period, from the user, retrieving the stored video clips, and providing the retrieved video clips to a user device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Canary Connect, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam D. Sager, Christopher I. Rill
  • Patent number: 10078984
    Abstract: A load driving circuit for a load having a parasitic capacitance associated therewith is provided. The load being current programmed. The driving circuit has a data line having a voltage controlling the load, a feedback loop having a lowpass filter for monitoring the voltage of the data line; and a current source for providing a current to the data line; the current source being controlled by a signal line and an output from the lowpass filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Ignis Innovation Inc.
    Inventors: Arokia Nathan, Gholamreza Chaji
  • Patent number: 10078655
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for storing and reconciling in a database sensor data from a plurality of sensors, the method comprising: repetitively receiving data sets for the plurality of sensors, each data set comprising sensor data detected by at least one of the plurality of sensors from a source during a sensing event, wherein a source identifier identifies the source, a sensor identifier identifies the at least one of the plurality of sensors, and wherein the sensor identifiers of at least two of the received data sets are different from each other, while both data sets comprise the same source identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lukasz Debiec, Ivo Modrinic, Tomasz Niebielski, Wojciech Wojcik
  • Patent number: 10074059
    Abstract: Medical services are offered by various facilities near a patient's residence. The number of facility optimization procedures continues to grow and the patients and facilities can now apply new logic processes and patient profiling, etc., to maximize efficiency and budgetary concerns. One example method of operation provides receiving a request to schedule a medical care visit at a medical facility and identifying a user account associated with the request and the user's medical history. The method may also include identifying the user account as having a delinquent compliance score, and scheduling the medical care visit in a delinquent appointment time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas R. Albro, Kenneth A. Darby, Robert J. Dudzinski, Michael J. Masching, Pamela Ann Mortenson, Bruce Pollock, Hendryanto Rilantono
  • Patent number: 10057699
    Abstract: An audio identification device is provided. The audio identification device comprises: at least one sensing device configured to capture an audio signal present in a working space of a processing setup including at least one processing device; and a processor configured to: receive information related to the at least one processing device; retrieve audio data stored in a database using the received information related to the at least one processing device; identify a state of the at least one processing device by analyzing the audio signal captured by the at least one sensing device based on the retrieved audio data; and output a response, the response being determined based on the identified state of the at least one processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Maggiore, Paul Priebe
  • Patent number: 10055672
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure enable efficient processing of images. In some examples, one or more interest points are identified in an image. One or more features are extracted from the identified interest points using a filter module, a gradient module, a pool module, and/or a normalizer module. The extracted features are aggregated to generate one or more vectors. Based on the generated vectors, it is determined whether the extracted features satisfy a predetermined threshold. Based on the determination, the image is classified such that the image is configured to be processed based on the classification. Aspects of the disclosure facilitate conserving memory at a local device, reducing processor load or an amount of energy consumed at the local device, and/or reducing network bandwidth usage between the local device and the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Shoaib, Swagath Venkataramani
  • Patent number: 10043401
    Abstract: A method for evaluating landing conditions at an airport is provided. The method obtains, by an avionics system onboard a first aircraft, aircraft position data associated with a plurality of aircraft located within a range of the airport; and computes a terminal congestion coefficient for the airport, based on the aircraft position data, wherein the terminal congestion coefficient indicates a level of air traffic within the range of the airport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Kannan Kathirvel, Patrick Mulhall
  • Patent number: 10035609
    Abstract: A wireless engine monitoring system for an aircraft engine includes a housing and wireless transceiver that receives engine data, including engine data relating to environmental engine emissions. A processor processes the engine data and generates an alarm report when the environmental engine emissions exceed a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventor: James J. Ziarno
  • Patent number: 10021743
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a light device for generating light includes light emitting diodes (LEDs), and power supply circuitry including at least one switching regulator including switching elements to provide power to the LEDs. The light device includes a device support structure including a device connector and an LED support to support the LEDs, wherein the device connector is one end of the device support structure, and the power supply circuitry is supported by the device support structure. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shekhar Y. Borkar, Stephen G. Eichenlaub
  • Patent number: 9996162
    Abstract: A wearable sensor system is disclosed that provides a measurable magnetic field that changes horizontally within the range of motion of human limbs. The wearable sensor system includes a magnetic sensing device, and one or more magnet devices that provide the measurable magnetic field with a strength exceeding the Earth's magnetic field. To this end, the magnetic sensing system provides a “personal” magnetic field about a user, with that magnetic field traveling with the user and overpowering adjacent interfering fields. The wearable sensor system may include a sensor arrangement that measures a strength of the personal magnetic field and field direction to perform horizontal localization, and may send a representation of a same to a remote computing device to cause an action to occur. Some such actions include output of pre-recorded or synthesized musical notes, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Swarnendu Kar, Jeremy Parra, Saurin Shah, Brian K. Vogel
  • Patent number: 9992559
    Abstract: A sensor management device according to an embodiment of the present invention is a sensor management device includes: a reception unit configured to receive sensor information indicating a measurement result obtained by a sensor; and a display control unit configured to perform control of displaying a screen on which the measurement result indicated by the sensor information received by the reception unit is associated with the sensor, wherein the display control unit performs control of changing a display content of the screen in such a manner as to allow recognition of the sensor the sensor information of which has become unable to be received by the reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hirotsugu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9986384
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for providing information to a mobile device based on an event comprising detecting an occurrence of the event, determining if the event is a specific event and if the event occurred at or near a geographical location and sending an alert of the event to at least one mobile device if the event is the specific event, if the event occurs at or near the geographical location, and if the at least one mobile device is located at or near the geographical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventors: James N. White, Monica Rose Martino, M. Gregory Smith
  • Patent number: 9967281
    Abstract: A system and approach having security assurance for a controller relative to outside connections such as internet. The controller may have locked and exposed modes. A locked mode may mean that the system is correctly configured in that security related settings meet minimum standards. For example, the controller is protected through sufficiently strong user accounts and passwords whether entered or by default. Also, there may be an entity, such as person or organization that has responsibility for securing the controller against undesired intrusions. In the exposed mode, where the system may be incorrectly configured, the controller may shut down some or all of the functionality that has relevance to remote access. In the exposed mode, a built-in web server may show one or more screens that allow one to access the controller. There may be security indicators, such as lights that indicate whether the controller is exposed or locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Philipp A. Roosli, Daniel Heine
  • Patent number: 9964465
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sensor assembly for use in a bearing including at least one bearing cage configured to accommodate at least one rolling element of the bearing, the sensor assembly including a driven oscillator circuit providing a receiver, a function generator and a primary coil, and a passive oscillator circuit including a temperature dependent capacitance. The passive oscillator circuit is configured to be attached to the bearing cage such that the inductor coil interacts with the primary coil of the driven oscillator circuit. It is proposed that a directional coupler is provided in a signal line between a function generator and the primary coil of the system, wherein the directional coupler is arranged to output a signal reflected from the passive resonant circuit in the cage toward a tuned receiver receiving the feedback of the signals generated by the function generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: AKTIEBOLAGET SKF
    Inventors: Frank de Wit, Defeng Lang
  • Patent number: 9959721
    Abstract: An anti-theft system and an operating method are provided. The anti-theft system includes a wearable device and a portable electronic device. The wearable device includes a first wireless module and a first processing module. The portable electronic device includes a second wireless module, a second processing module and a positioning module. The first wireless module and the second wireless module are in a wireless connection with each other. The second wireless module detects a received signal strength indicator value of the wireless connection. If the received signal strength indicator value is lower than a predetermined signal strength value, the positioning module is enabled to generate plural position data within a predetermined time period. Moreover, the second processing module calculates a displacement of the portable electronic device according to the plural position data and determines whether a warning mode is enabled according to the displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Primax Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Shi-Jie Zhang, Che-Yen Huang, Ying-Che Tseng, Wen-Pin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9953500
    Abstract: A sensor associated with a security system determines an electrically open circuit. An identifier identifies the open circuit, which may then be used to retrieve video data trained to a surveillance area associated with the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Patent number: 9947050
    Abstract: A central claims adjuster control unit associated with an entity may oversee the assignment of claims cases to claims adjusters. The control unit may designate that a threshold number of cases may be assigned to certain claims adjusters. When new claims cases arrive, the control unit may monitor the workload of each of the claims adjusters and the threshold value assigned to any of the claims adjusters before assigning the case to one of the adjusters. If no adjuster is available, the control unit may store the case(s) in a memory until one of the adjusters becomes available. An additional feature of the control unit includes a user interface for modifying information about claims adjusters, including whether or not a threshold value is associated with them, the value of any associated threshold, and the reassignment of cases from one adjuster to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jeana Kay Pietrus, James Lawrence Edens
  • Patent number: 9946311
    Abstract: Provided is a display control device including a communication unit that performs communication with an external device, a detecting unit that detects a direction of an operation device based on detection information representing motion of the operation device, and a display control unit that generates an imaging control command used to control an imaging operation based on the detected direction of the operation device, and controls display of an image obtained through an imaging operation by causing the communication unit to transmit the imaging control command to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masatoshi Ueno, Shinobu Kuriya, Kenichi Kabasawa, Toshiyuki Nakagawa, Tetsuro Goto, Tsubasa Tsukahara
  • Patent number: 9936365
    Abstract: An electronic device unit for detection of emergency calls initiated (emanating) from cell phone or other personal wireless communication handheld units, wherein the electronic device unit for detection of emergency calls is installed and integrated as a component detector of a fire alarm system, intrusion alarm system, surveillance system, access control system, SCADA system or other building and facility monitoring systems. A cell phone and other personal wireless devices that transmit special signals that are received by an electronic device unit for detection of emergency calls. A cell phone and other personal wireless devices that performs two way data communications with an electronic device unit for detection of emergency calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Greenwich Technology Associates
    Inventor: Carl M. Elam
  • Patent number: 9905116
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for detecting a pattern warning signal from a hazard alarm and sending an alert signal to a home security panel for notification to a remote monitoring station. The apparatus is mounted proximate to the hazard alarm, where it receives audible pattern warning signals from the hazard alarm when the hazard alarm detects a hazard, such as smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, etc. A user of the apparatus enters identification of the hazard alarm into the apparatus. When a pattern warning signal has been detected by the apparatus, the apparatus transmits an alert signal to the home security panel, as well as the identification of the hazard alarm that generated the audible pattern warning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Gruber, George Seelman
  • Patent number: 9902506
    Abstract: Historical aircraft data recorded during flight associated with a plurality of aircraft engines and a plurality of prior aircraft flights is accessed and metrics from the aircraft data recorded during flight is automatically calculated on a per-flight basis, and a probabilistic model is employed to capture and represent relationships based on the calculated metrics, the relationships including a plurality of engine parameters and flight parameters. Conditional probability distributions are then calculated for a particular aircraft engine during a potential or historical aircraft flight based on the probabilistic model, engine parameter values associated with the particular aircraft engine, and flight parameter values associated with the potential or historical aircraft flight, and indications associated with the calculated conditional probability distributions are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Lucas R Malta, Bruno Paes Leao, Jose Luiz Bittencourt, Leonardo Poubel Orenstein
  • Patent number: 9892603
    Abstract: An alarm extension system that takes an interior alarm condition and extends it to the exterior of a structure. In various embodiments, the present invention is a system and method that links to an existing alarm (smoke detector, burglar alarm, etc.) and activates a flashing mode in one or more exterior lights or an exterior siren. Thus, during an alarm condition within the house or other structure, a neighbor or anyone passing by can become aware of the alarm condition. This method of signaling thus alerts many in the surrounding area of a situation within the building that may require emergency assistance. An alarm indication may also be transmitted over a network to a remote location. The network can be a telephone network and/or the Internet, and the alarm indication can be received by a smartphone or tablet device at the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Gerald P. Ryan
  • Patent number: 9881397
    Abstract: One inventive aspect relates to a method of constructing a graph representing a building (BAT) in which a person (U) moves. In one inventive aspect, the method is adapted to receiving information about the movement of the person in the building over a period of time, the information being collected and transmitted by a portable device (D) associated with the person (U), and in constructing at least one branch of the graph from received movement information. One inventive aspect also provides a method of remotely tracking the activity of a person in a building as a function of the constructed graph. One inventive aspect also provides a server (S) implementing the method of constructing a graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Frederic Evennou, Marc Berenguer