Radio Patents (Class 340/539.1)
  • Patent number: 11027757
    Abstract: Providing an alert to a user of a multi-passenger mode of transport includes receiving first biometric information about the user and a destination for the user; receiving second biometric information about the user; based on the second biometric information, determining the destination for the user; based at least in part on the destination for the user, determining a first location within the multi-passenger mode of transport; and transmitting a first command to control a first display device proximate to the user, based on the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hemant Kumar Sivaswamy
  • Patent number: 11024303
    Abstract: Techniques for communicating announcements across devices are described. A system performs speech processing on input audio data to determine a command to output an announcement. The system determines devices outputting indicators representing users are proximate thereto. The system generates output audio data corresponding to at least a portion of the input audio data corresponding to announcement content. The system sends the output audio data to the devices along with instructions to output audio corresponding to the output audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christo Frank Devaraj, Farookh Mohammed, James Alexander Stanton, Brandon Taylor, Peter Chin, Mahesh Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 11024149
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method to deliver a reminder message. The method includes a step of triggering a delivery of the reminder message upon detecting or sensing a reminder message required event-or-activity to prevent a person from forgetting or losing a person item. In an exemplary embodiment, the step of sensing the reminder message required event-or-activity includes a step of detecting or sensing an activity when the person preparing to leave a place for a next destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Bo-In Lin
  • Patent number: 11010501
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus include those used to monitor a position of a user in or proximate to a structure and the conditions in the structure while the user is present. Methods and apparatus may further orient the user in the structure to guide the user to locations or items of interest and using a virtual model, the user's smart device may provide information about the structure to the user. Precise locations of the user, conditions measured, and items therein may be quantified via simplified X, Y and Z coordinate determination and/or a determined direction of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Middle Chart, LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Santarone, Jason E. Duff, Michael A. Wodrich
  • Patent number: 11010709
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for updating association data between articles in a retail area and locations of said retail area, said method comprising the steps according to which, —a reading device acquires a sequence of tag identifiers comprising at least two tag identifiers of which the electronic shelf tags are adjacent, one of said adjacent electronic shelf tags being said electronic shelf tag to be located, and another of said adjacent electronic shelf tags being an electronic shelf tag of which the location is known, the reading device transmits the sequence of identifiers to a computer system that updates the association data from the sequence of tag identifiers, by determining: the articles associated with the tags of the sequence of tags, the respective locations of said articles from the order of the tags in the sequence of tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Philippe Bottine, François Robin
  • Patent number: 11011051
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for automating bulk location-based actions in response to disaster events. A system obtains data defining zones related to different geographic locations and configures a set of preferences for each zone. One of the preferences is a command for responding to an event. The system detects a disaster event and determines that a location affected by the event is related to a zone defined at the system. The system obtains sensor data generated by a sensor in the zone that is connected to a monitoring system for the zone. The system generates an alert based on the sensor data and the command and provides the alert to a client device of an entity that manages properties in the zone. The alert provides an assessment of how the disaster event affects items at properties in the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Jasper Bingham, Allen Chien
  • Patent number: 11001416
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a marble-sealed bottle that preserves the marble features yet allows for easy opening, re-closing, and unobstructed pouring of the content stored in the bottle. In addition, the disclosure provides a mobile application that improves consumer engagement with the product and facilitates collection of certain information about the product users and individuals connected to them via social networks or similar software applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: EFFRVS, LLC
    Inventor: Vladimir V. Starkov
  • Patent number: 10996076
    Abstract: A management server 103 holds a parameter of a sensor device 101 and change management information related to a change in the parameter, and transmits the changed parameter and the change management information to the sensor device. The sensor device 101 holds the parameter and the change management information transmitted from the management server, and transmits the change management information to the management server together with measurement data. The management server collates the received change management information and preliminarily-held change management information to determine the change in the parameter on the basis of a result of the collation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Rintaro Katayama, Kenichi Mizugaki, Ryosuke Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10990907
    Abstract: There is described an electronic parking infrastructure without detectors or sensors. The electronic parking infrastructure comprises geo-located parking spaces, a parking system database and a computing device which communicates over a communication network. The computing device has a computer/processor, applications can be loaded thereon, it is web-enabled and it has an on-board positioning system. The positioning system of the computing device is used in conjunction with the position of geo-located parking space to determine if a vehicle occupies the geo-located parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Raphael Dermosessian
  • Patent number: 10986464
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generate metrics quantifying the mobility of a mobile device without persisting information related to the device's specific location at any given time. Specifically, at multiple intervals, a value of a mobility metric is computed based on the distance between the current location of the mobile device and a previously identified origin location of the mobile device. The values of the mobility metric computed over a period of time quantify the overall mobility of the mobile device. The mobility metric does not provide any information regarding the specific location of the mobile device at any given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Michael Murff
  • Patent number: 10983040
    Abstract: An airborne or liquid particle sensor with integrated bootloader. A particle sensor incorporating at least one bootloader for programming or retrieval of program or data in local memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Particles Plus, Inc.
    Inventor: David Pariseau
  • Patent number: 10977922
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electronic method for monitoring a wearable device, the device being in communication with a receiving device, comprising the steps of, transmitting, from the wearable device via a wireless communications protocol, an encoded signal capable of being received by the receiving device, the encoded signal including information identifying the wearable device and information regarding the status of the device, wherein, upon receipt of the encoded signal, the receiving device decodes the signal, and dependent on the received information regarding the status of the wearable device, the receiving device performs one or more of sending a broadcast signal including the encoded signal via a transceiver, sending the encoded signal to a second receiving device via a wireless communications network, sending an alarm signal to a second device and sounding an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Norman Boyle
  • Patent number: 10973717
    Abstract: A bed with controllable components, including switches or motors of a motor-adjustable lying surface of the bed or an external interface for controlling components outside the bed via control signals, comprises: a first operating unit to operate at least one of the components, wherein the first operating unit comprises a first interface to transmit first control signals via a wire; a second operating unit to operate at least one of the components, wherein the second operating unit comprises a second interface for the wireless transmission of communication signals; and a control system to receive the first control signals from the first operating unit and to receive the communication signals from the second operating unit, wherein the control system is configured to prioritize operation of a component within or outside the bed with the first operating unit over operation of the component with the second operating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Wissner-Bosserhoff GmbH
    Inventors: Kheir Eddine Makroum, Burkhard Bönemann, Carlos Bernal
  • Patent number: 10970671
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to wireless authentication method and device of recyclable logistics apparatus. The recyclable logistics apparatus includes a wireless beacon unit which periodically transmits a broadcast frame. The broadcast frame includes a unique identity of the wireless beacon unit. The method includes first mobile terminal receiving the broadcast frame and uploading collected first frame information as first upload information to a cloud server, the cloud server generating authentication information according to an authentication rule; the cloud server associating the first upload information with the authentication information and storing them in a database; and the cloud server transmitting the authentication information to second mobile terminal, the second mobile terminal receiving the broadcast frame and through the authentication information, collected second frame information being compared with the first frame information which is associated with the authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI HONGYAN RETURNABLE TRANSIT PACKAGINGS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Qingxin Liao, Chunjiang Ye, Yiwen Cao
  • Patent number: 10972875
    Abstract: A method and system for locating a fugitive with a disabled personal monitoring device is provided. The method includes: providing a monitored individual with a personal monitoring device being: (a) secured to the monitored individual, (b) configured to determine a location of the personal monitoring device at particular times, and (c) configured to upload the determined location of the personal monitoring device at the particular times; storing the uploaded location data to thereby create a movement history of the monitored individual; cross referencing at least a portion of the movement history with a record of detected probe signals emitted by wireless devices to thereby identify wireless devices that the personal monitoring device has encountered; selecting, based on at least one predetermined rule, a wireless device identified by the cross referencing; determining a relevant location of the wireless device; and notifying a supervising authority of the relevant location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: David W. LeJeune, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10956624
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses relating to an anti-theft device. An anti-theft device can be affixed to a tablet or laptop. The anti-theft device can determine if a distance relative to a reference point exceeds a threshold. An alarm state can be entered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Niloy Roy
  • Patent number: 10956758
    Abstract: A method or system capable of managing automobile parking space (“APS”) using containerized sensors, machine learning center, and cloud based network is disclosed. A process, in one aspect, monitors the surrounding information observed by a set of onboard sensors of a vehicle as the vehicle is in motion. After selectively recording the surrounding information in accordance with instructions from a containerized APS model which is received from a machine learning center, an APS and APS surrounding information are detected when the vehicle is in a parked condition. Upon rewinding recorded surrounding information leading up to the detection of APS, labeled data associated with APS is generated based on APS and the recorded surrounding information. The process subsequently uploads the labeled data to the cloud based network for facilitating APS model training at the machine learning center via a virtuous cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: XEVO INC.
    Inventors: Robert Victor Welland, Samuel James McKelvie, Richard Chia-Tsing Tong, Noah Harrison Fradin, Vladimir Sadovsky
  • Patent number: 10952420
    Abstract: Various implementations described herein are directed to a non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon computer-executable instructions which, when executed by a computer, may cause the computer to receive a location, a date, a wind direction, a water temperature, a species, or combinations thereof. The computer may use the location, date, wind direction, water temperature, species, or combinations thereof to retrieve fishing data. The computer may analyze the retrieved fishing data to determine one or more suggested fishing locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NAVICO HOLDING AS
    Inventor: Paul Robert Bailey
  • Patent number: 10950147
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for sealing system which is dynamically activated based on a vehicle's location within a geofence via a custom access application. Mobile application features are provided to securely adjust the seal state. Requests to change state are verified against location permissions indicating time or place where the seal may be disabled. The requests may also include specific a code known only to system users for authenticating requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Axel Eggenwirth, Behrad Aria, William DeLorenzo, William Greger, Jennifer Kim, Sergio Mendola, Charles Watson
  • Patent number: 10943300
    Abstract: Processing informatic related data from one or more sensor devices relating to property covered by an insurance policy. A budget amount is electronically received for operating the property for a predetermined period of time. Also received is informatic data from one or more sensor devices relating to the property. Analysis is performed on the received informatic data to identify and parse out data relating to one or more utility operational aspects associated with the property. Predefined business rules are applied to the parsed operational data to determine costs associated with the identified one or more operational aspects over the predetermined period of time. Changes are determined and identified regarding one or more operational aspects of the property so as to reconcile, for the predetermined period of time, the costs associated with the identified one or more operational aspects with the received budget amount for the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ramsey Devereaux, David C. Ault, Christina N. Nickel, Elizabeth J. Rubin, Daniela Wheeler, Justin D. Haslam, Thuy Hugos, Spencer Read, Ann C. Tarrillion
  • Patent number: 10942990
    Abstract: A network of modular, multitier pool mobile units, that wander around and under water of a swimming pool. The pool mobile units monitor for safety, emergency and accident related events and undertake appropriate actions to provide care and protection for swimmers, family members and bystanders. They scrub and clean the swimming pool bottom and wall surfaces and emit chemical agents to sanitize the swimming pool water. A central server provides safety monitoring, help for drowning swimmers, and emergency and accident supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: James Duane Bennett, Bindu Rama Rao, Christopher C. Winslade
  • Patent number: 10943462
    Abstract: A method implemented by a computer, the method includes: detecting a position of an electronic device capable of communicating with a portable device; setting a range of a position at which the electronic device provides a notification pertaining to the portable device based on a position of the electronic device that has communicated with the portable device; and providing the notification based on the range set in the setting and the position of the electronic device detected in the detecting of a position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Hasegawa, Noriyasu Kotani, Hisashi Tai, Terutada Akiyama, Taichi Goto, Hiroshi Kamehara, Yu Murakoshi, Masakazu Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10942989
    Abstract: A network of modular, multitier pool mobile units, that wander around and under water of a swimming pool. The pool mobile units monitor for safety, emergency and accident related events and undertakes appropriate actions, scrub and clean the swimming pool, emit chemical agents to sanitize the swimming pool water, and may play music. The pool mobile units may simply operate on the pool surface, be fully submersible, or semisubmersible. A central server manages a plurality of multitier pool mobile units in a plurality of swimming pools, supports music download, and provides experience based resources for the multitier pool mobile units. The central server provides experience based resources in the form of safety, emergency and accident supports. The user can configure the parameters of both pool mobile unit and the central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: James Duane Bennett, Bindu Rama Rao
  • Patent number: 10932349
    Abstract: A method for configuring a wireless sensor of a lighting control network may include, providing, by a user, a sensor stimulus to cause the wireless sensor to wake-up from a reduced power operating mode. In the reduced power operating mode, a first radio configured to communicate using a first wireless communication protocol and a second radio configured to communicate using a second wireless communication protocol may be inoperative. The first radio may become operative upon the wake-up. The method may further include receiving, via the first radio, an activation message from a control device. The activation message may cause the wireless sensor to maintain operation of the first radio for a first specified period of time. The method may further include resuming, by the wireless sensor, operation in the reduced power operating mode after the first specified period of time. The wireless sensor may be a battery-powered wireless sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ABL IP Holding LLC
    Inventors: Richard Lee Westrick, Jr., Ryan Zaveruha, Frank Pelliccio
  • Patent number: 10922541
    Abstract: Provided is an object type identifying apparatus that is capable of correctly identifying the types of objects held in a hand of a person. This object type identifying apparatus is provided with: a memory storing instructions; a storage device storing information indicating a type of an object at a position of each object; and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to: acquire a position of an object; determine whether an object is picked up or an object is placed, based on sensor information; when determined that an object is picked up, identify a type of the picked-up object, based on the position of the object acquired and information stored in the storage device; and when determined that an object is placed, update information stored in the storage device, using an image captured by a camera that captures arrangement of each object from a front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Soma Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10922949
    Abstract: A mobile transceiver having an asset-based alarm profile and a method of operation are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method of operating a mobile transceiver: wirelessly receiving by a wireless transceiver of a mobile transceiver from a remote server of an asset tracking service an alarm profile, wherein the alarm profile is assigned to a device identifier (ID) of the mobile transceiver, wherein the alarm profile defines at least one alarm, the at least one alarm defining a trigger condition and one or more actions to be taken by the mobile transceiver in response to detection of the trigger condition, wherein the one or more actions comprise acquiring sensor data, reporting sensor data to the asset tracking service or a combination thereof; and applying by the processor of the mobile transceiver the alarm profile to configure the operation of the mobile transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Sergio Barcala, Sergio Javier Berriz
  • Patent number: 10915714
    Abstract: A first RFID tag arrangement for actuating a downhole tool includes a non-metallic housing enclosing a passive RFID tag, power source, pulsed oscillator circuit, and energizer coil. The pulsed oscillator circuit drives the energizer coil to stimulate and activate the tag such that it can be read by an external reader. A second RFID tag arrangement includes a non-metallic housing enclosing a power source, a transmission circuit, and a transmitter coil. The transmission circuit can drive the transmitter coil to transmit a payload stored in the transmission circuit such that the payload is delivered to an external reader. A method of actuating a downhole tool includes placing the tool's RFID tag reader in listen only mode, introducing into the wellbore an active RFID tag that transmits its payload to the reader, and optionally configuring the reader to reprogram the tag when it receives the payload therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: John Ownby, Matthew Knight, Richard Dalzell, Rupa Sharma, Eric R. Evans, Jobby T. Jacob
  • Patent number: 10909836
    Abstract: A device for preventing mobile phone loss for reducing the times of erroneous occurrences of an alarm, and to a method for providing an alarm for mobile phone loss prevention are disclosed. A device for preventing mobile phone loss according to an embodiment of the inventive concept includes a receiving unit that receives a predetermined signal from a pre-registered tag, a calculating unit that calculates a distance between a mobile phone and the tag based on the received signal, a controller that determines whether the mobile phone is in a predetermined safe place, and an alarm providing unit that provides an alarm for preventing the mobile phone loss based on whether the mobile phone is in the safe place and whether the calculated distance is equal to or greater than a predetermined reference distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Center for Integrated Smart Sensors Foundation
    Inventors: Hyun Tae Cho, Dong Sam Ha
  • Patent number: 10911160
    Abstract: A wireless sensor includes a radio frequency (RF) front end, a sensing element, and a processing module. The RF front end receives a request for sensed data from a sensing computing device and sends a coded digital value to the sensing computing device via the RF signal. The sensing element senses an environmental condition of an item. The processing module determines an effect on an operational parameter of an RF front end of the wireless sensor as a result of the sensing element sensing the environmental condition and while receiving the RF signal. The processing module also adjusts tuning of the RF front end to mitigate the effect on the operational parameter and equates an amount of adjusting of the tuning of the RF front end to a coded digital value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: RFMicron, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian David Young, Shahriar Rokhsaz
  • Patent number: 10909839
    Abstract: A system for optimizing rescue efforts includes one or more processors, a network access device and a memory device. The network access device and the memory device are in communication with the one or more processors. The memory device includes an event detection module, a transmission module, and a reception module. The event detection module has instructions that cause the one or more processor to determine a location of an emergency event. The transmission module causes the one or more processors to transmit the location via the network access device to one or more detection systems that are within a detection range of the emergency event, wherein the one or more detection systems are one or more vehicles. The reception module causes the one or more processor to obtaining information regarding the emergency event via the one or more sensors that are within the detection range of the emergency event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Connected North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian M. Kursar
  • Patent number: 10903660
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a wireless connector system are described. The system has a transmitter module and a receiver module that are configured to wirelessly transmit electrical energy and/or data via near field magnetic coupling. The wireless connector system is designed to increase the amount of wirelessly transmitted electrical power over a greater separation distance. The system is configured with various sensing circuits that alert the system to the presence of the receiver module to begin transfer of electrical power as well as undesirable objects and increased temperature that could interfere with the operation of the system. The wireless connector system is a relatively small foot print that is designed to be surface mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinit Singh, Pavel Shostak, Alberto Peralta, Jason Luzinski, Jacob D. Babcock, Michael Gotlieb, Glenn E Riese, Md. Nazmul Alam, Robert Giometti, Oleg Los
  • Patent number: 10902715
    Abstract: Example methods and arrangements for sensors are disclosed herein. At least one storage device or storage disk includes instructions that, when executed, cause at least one processor of a mobile electronic device to at least access notification data indicative of an event at a security perimeter of a building, the notification data corresponding to a change in a status of one or more sensors at the security perimeter; present the notification data to a user of the mobile electronic device, the notification data including image data associated with the event; generate a message based on a user input at the mobile electronic device in response to the notification data; and output the message to cause a responsive action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Frohlick, Xiaofan Chen, Srinivas Eerpina, Ronaldo J. Guarin, William D. Angell
  • Patent number: 10897771
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are wireless devices operable at intermediate wireless at ranges of thousands of meters, utilizing packets that include a preamble and a data payload. Devices may be such things as keypads, door latches, occupancy monitors, sprinkler controllers and other devices needing a communications link. A digital spread-spectrum frequency hopping rotation is used, wherein packet transmissions rotate through frequency sequences. Used is a spectrum-impact-smoothed channel sequence, each channel specifying a unique preamble frequency relative to the other sequences and channels. The set is traversed as a broadcasted stream is transmitted, thereby distributing the focused radio-frequency emission impact of packets having long preambles over time. Packet acknowledgments are deferred until a group of packets in a stream has been exchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Hall Labs, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Craig Boswell, Everett D. Robinson, Joe Fox
  • Patent number: 10897140
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a wireless connector system are described. The system has a transmitter module and a receiver module that are configured to wirelessly transmit electrical energy and/or data via near field magnetic coupling. The wireless connector system is designed to increase the amount of wirelessly transmitted electrical power over a greater separation distance. The system is configured with various sensing circuits that alert the system to the presence of the receiver module to begin transfer of electrical power as well as undesirable objects and increased temperature that could interfere with the operation of the system. The wireless connector system is a relatively small foot print that is designed to be surface mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinit Singh, Pavel Shostak, Alberto Peralta, Jason Luzinski, Jacob D. Babcock, Michael Gotlieb, Glenn E Riese, Md. Nazmul Alam, Robert Giometti, Oleg Los
  • Patent number: 10879737
    Abstract: The control device includes a charging-system circuit and a discharging-system circuit. The discharging-system circuit has a discharging-system control circuit, and a power supply circuit that performs power supply to a processing device. The discharging-system control circuit performs a first control that, when the power supply is in an off state, when motion of the power receiving device is detected by a motion sensor, switches the power supply to an on state based on a detection signal from the motion sensor, and a second control that switches the power supply between the on state on the off state based on a control signal. The discharging-system control circuit, in the first control, disables the second control when motion of the power receiving device has been detected by the motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kota Onishi
  • Patent number: 10879704
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a wireless connector system are described. The system has a transmitter module and a receiver module that are configured to wirelessly transmit electrical energy and/or data via near field magnetic coupling. The wireless connector system is designed to increase the amount of wirelessly transmitted electrical power over a greater separation distance. The system is configured with various sensing circuits that alert the system to the presence of the receiver module to begin transfer of electrical power as well as undesirable objects and increased temperature that could interfere with the operation of the system. The wireless connector system is a relatively small foot print that is designed to be surface mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinit Singh, Pavel Shostak, Alberto Peralta, Jason Luzinski, Jacob D. Babcock, Michael Gotlieb, Glenn E Riese, Md. Nazmul Alam, Robert Giometti, Oleg Los
  • Patent number: 10872231
    Abstract: Systems and methods for activity based recording by a smart camera system are described herein. Activity based recording provides a smart and automated method to enable and disable the camera recording, such that potentially significant events or activities are detected and recorded. A camera located in a physical space detects a triggering event and begins recording video and/or audio for a predetermined time period, resulting in a captured video. The triggering event may be detected by one or more sensors associated with the camera, including but not limited to, a camera sensor, a passive infrared sensor, and a microphone. A metadata file is added to the captured video. Certain video frames are added to the beginning of the captured video, resulting in a finalized video recording. The finalized video recording is transmitted and presented to a user computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: OOMA, INC.
    Inventors: Govind Vaidya, Behnam Nader, Shaival Shah
  • Patent number: 10872480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, devices, and computer program for controlling a semi-movable service means dedicated to a use in airport infrastructures. According to the method, there are envisaged steps of obtaining (S110), in the client device, identification information of a user from an external device; sending (S120), in the client device, a request message to the server device on the basis of the obtained information; performing (S130), in the server device, an authorisation process for the semi-movable means on the basis of the received request message; sending (S140), in the server device, a response message to the client device on the basis of a result of the authorisation process; and performing (S150), in the client device, a control of the semi-movable means on the basis of the received response message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TARGA TELEMATICS S.p.A.
    Inventors: Carlo Stefanelli, Alberto Falcione, Nicola De Mattia
  • Patent number: 10863253
    Abstract: A method operates a mobile readout system having at least one stationary consumption meter and a mobile readout receiver for reading out the consumption meter as the readout receiver moves past the consumption meter. A two-way communication takes place between the consumption meter and the readout receiver by using the consumption meter to transmit status information stored in the consumption meter, using the readout receiver to receive the status information, using the readout receiver to request additional information from the consumption meter by using a request command, and transmitting encrypted additional information from the consumption meter to the readout receiver. A readout receiver having a receiver for acquiring data from a plurality of spatially distributed consumption meters by using radio transmission according to the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Diehl Metering Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Guy Bach, Bernard Dockwiller, Eric Perrin, Thomas Blank, Petra Joppich-Dohlus, Thomas Kauppert, Klaus Gottschalk, Stefan Herr
  • Patent number: 10856374
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for controlling an electronic device, having a smart identification function, and the method includes: outputting, by a master device, an access signal to an electronic device; receiving, by the electronic device, the access signal, and outputting, by the electronic device, a corresponding action signal according to the access signal; detecting, by the master device, the action signal which is outputted by the electronic device, and identifying, by the master device, sequence information and/or position information of the electronic device according to the action signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Tit Tsang Chong
  • Patent number: 10847031
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for estimating parking occupancy. For a paid parking period, parking meter transaction data may be acquired for a parking meter encompassed by a zone of one or more parking spaces. The parking meter transaction data may be evaluated to determine status data, such as an estimation of whether one or more parking spaces are available, occupied, and/or will become available. A parking occupancy, indicative of a likelihood of available parking spaces, may be estimated based upon the status data. For a free parking period, the parking occupancy may be estimated based upon vehicle flow data that is indicative of vehicles entering, parking, and/or leaving the one or more parking spaces. In this way, the parking occupancy may be provided to a driver to mitigate wasted time and/or gas otherwise spent searching for an available parking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: INRIX, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher L. Scofield
  • Patent number: 10839664
    Abstract: A wearable device designed to operate sets of instructions for protecting individuals from electric shocks. The wearable device comprises a sensor designed to convey a flow of electric charge sensed on a human body. The wearable device also comprises at least one wire configured to accept the flow of electric charge received from the sensor and convey the flow of electric charge to at least one bipolar junction transistor set, wherein the at least one bipolar junction transistor set is connected a power circuit comprising an illumination source connected to a power source, wherein the at least one bipolar junction transistor set is functioning as a switch designed to close the power circuit upon receiving a current of at least 0.1 microampere conveyed from the sensor, and wherein the power source is designed to illuminate the illumination source upon closing the power circuit by the at least one bipolar junction transistor set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Falah Yaser Ahmed Roba
  • Patent number: 10821848
    Abstract: Methods and systems related to a charging station for a tracked mobile object are disclosed. In one embodiment, a charging station is provided. The charging station comprises a charging port for a remote control, a regulator that provides power from a power source to the charging port, a transceiver that transmits an outbound positioning signal to the remote control, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions for a method. The method comprises at least one of generating the outbound positioning signal and receiving an inbound positioning signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: 7hugs Labs SAS
    Inventors: Julien Colafrancesco, Simon Tchedikian, Nicolas Schodet, Stephane Jaubertou, Oliver Mandine, Lionel Marty
  • Patent number: 10816247
    Abstract: A heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) control system. The HVAC control system includes a sensor that detects a refrigerant released from an HVAC system and emits a signal indicative of the detection. The HVAC control system also includes a switch that blocks a flow of electricity to an enclosed space and a controller that receives the signal from the sensor and activates the switch to block the flow of electricity in response to detection of the refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: William F. McQuade
  • Patent number: 10816643
    Abstract: A radar device (100) is described that includes at least one transceiver (205) configured to support frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW); a digital controller (262); and a temperature sensor system comprising a plurality of temperature sensors (222, 232, 242) coupled to various circuits (220, 230, 240) in the at least one transceiver (205). The digital controller (262) of the radar device (100) is configured to monitor a temperature of the various circuits (220, 230, 240) by polling temperature values of the plurality of temperature sensors (222, 232, 242).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Matthis Bouchayer, Cristian Pavao Moreira, Dominique Delbecq, Pierre Savary
  • Patent number: 10805157
    Abstract: A system and method supporting over-the-air programming of access device such as, for example, a mobile multimedia handset and a wireless personal digital assistant (PDA) via a broadband access gateway, is disclosed. The broadband access gateway may receive identifying information from the access device via a personal area network and/or a wireless local area network, and may transfer the identifying information to a wide area network or a third party content provider, via a broadband network. The broadband access gateway may enable the registration of the access device with the wide area network, and may receive firmware/software updates and/or provisioning parameters via the broadband network. The gateway may then transfer the firmware/software update and/or provisioning parameters to the access device via the personal area network and/or wireless local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, Marc Abrams, Nambirajan Seshadri
  • Patent number: 10796548
    Abstract: In embodiments, one or more non-transitory computer-readable storage media comprise a set of instructions, which, when executed on a processor of a server, causes the server to receive sensor data from at least one sensor proximate to an entity, the entity is a human under care of at least one temporary guardian (TG) pursuant to a set of guardianship rules, the guardianship rules including a pre-defined geographic boundary in which the entity is to remain while under the care of the at least one TG. When executed, the instructions further cause the server to extract location metadata of the entity from the sensor data, and based at least in part on the metadata, send notifications to the TG and to a primary guardian (PG) of the entity when the entity is outside of the pre-defined boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ghouse Adoni Mohammed, Tamir Damian Munafo, Haseeb Mohammed Abdul, Katalin Bartfai-Walcott, Mohammed Imran Choudhary, Shao-Wen Yang
  • Patent number: 10796501
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosure relate to sharing vehicle sensor information. In some aspects, a requestor (e.g., a first vehicle) may transmit a request for vehicle sensor information. A responder (e.g., a second vehicle) may then respond with information sensed by the responder. For example, a requestor may unicast a vehicle-to-anything (V2X) message that requests a particular responder to share specified sensor information. As another example, a requestor may broadcast a vehicle-to-anything (V2X) message that requests any responder that meets a response criterion (or response criteria) to share specified sensor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hong Cheng, Michaela Vanderveen, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Shailesh Patil
  • Patent number: 10797917
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for automated identification of open space in a wireless communications spectrum, by identifying sources of signal emission in the spectrum by automatically detecting signals, analyzing signals, comparing signal data to historical and reference data, creating corresponding signal profiles, and determining information about the open space based upon the measured and analyzed data in near real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: DIGITAL GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Carbajal
  • Patent number: 10788229
    Abstract: A system for securely communicating information in a building management system (BMS) includes a plurality of HVAC devices communicably coupled via a network each HVAC device storing a copy of an HVAC data chain that includes a plurality of blocks linked sequentially. The plurality of HVAC devices includes a first HVAC device including a processing circuit configured to generate a first block comprising device data and send the block to at least a portion of the plurality of HVAC devices. The processing circuit is configured to receive a second block from one of the plurality of HVAC devices and solve the second block. The processing circuit is further configured to add the solved block to the HVAC data chain of the first HVAC device as the newest block and send the solved block to each of the plurality of HVAC devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Sudhi R. Sinha, Youngchoon Park, Sajjad Pourmohammad