Radio Patents (Class 340/539.1)
  • Patent number: 11369315
    Abstract: A multifunctional personal health monitor with an activity tracker embedded into a pet leash is provided. The energy of a pet pulling the leash cord is converted to an electrical power to run and to analyze operation of multiple biometric sensors embedded into the leash. The physical activities of the pet and its owner may be tracked. The obtain biometric information may be wirelessly transmitted for additional processing or an emergency call can be initiated. The generated by pet movement electrical power may be used to charge various external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Samuel Kerem, Michaela Polina Kerem
  • Patent number: 11369743
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques are disclosed for administering and tracking medicine to patients and providing health management capabilities for patients and caregivers. In some aspects, an intelligent medicine administering system includes a medicine injection device having a multi-channel encoder that detects fault conditions (e.g., such as open or short circuits) and a patient user's companion device including a software application operable to implement algorithms for detecting faults and communication loss and alerting the patient user for safety and fail-safes of the medicine injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Companion Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Saint, Jack Pryor, Arnold Holmquist
  • Patent number: 11368021
    Abstract: This document relates to electricity management using modulated waveforms. One example modulates electricity to obtain modulated electricity having at least two different alternating current frequencies including a first alternating current frequency and a second alternating current frequency. The example delivers the modulated electrical power having the at least two different alternating current frequencies to multiple different electrical devices, including a first electrical device configured to utilize the first alternating current frequency and a second electrical device configured to utilize the second alternating current frequency. The modulated electricity can be delivered at least partly over an electrical line shared by the first electrical device and the second electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jie Liu, Brian Janous, Gregory Joseph McKnight, Sean James, Ricardo Bianchini
  • Patent number: 11355002
    Abstract: A method for an alarm silencing or suppression routine following activation of a wake-up alarm on an electronic device (42). The method comprises, following the alarm activation, monitoring (14) light levels at a light sensor (44) of the device and automatically silencing (20) or otherwise suppressing the alarm signal responsive to sensing (16) a light level at the sensor above a pre-defined threshold. Following alarm signal suppression, a further confirmatory monitoring period follows in which light levels at the sensor continue to be monitored (22). If they fall to below a further predefined threshold (26), or below the original silencing threshold, the alarm signal is reactivated (28). This ensures that a user has not returned to a darkened environment a short space of time after alarm silencing, which might lead to the user falling back to sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Martijn Krans, Thomas Jacob Theodoor Hagebols, Arlette Van Wissen
  • Patent number: 11350692
    Abstract: A system includes an article of footwear and a remote system. The article of footwear includes an adaptive configured to be adjusted to one of a plurality of configurations based on a command received from a processor circuit. The remote system includes an electronic data storage, configured to store a user profile including the plurality of configurations, and a processor configured to prompt, on a user interface, a user to put on the article of footwear, receive, via a wireless transceiver, a signal from the article of footwear indicating that the article of footwear has been placed on the foot of a wearer, access, one of the plurality of configurations based on a user selection, and transmit the one of the plurality of configurations as selected. The processor circuit causes the adaptive component to be configured according to the one of the plurality of configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Andon, Yujin Lee, Kiran Kripakaran, Bryan Martz
  • Patent number: 11326909
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for monitoring shipping containers. A system comprises a shipping container, a sensing component, and a transmission device. The shipping container defines an interior compartment. The sensing component is positioned within the interior compartment and comprises one or more sensors, a sensing component battery, a sensing component microcontroller, and a communication chip. The one or more sensors sense atmospheric data. The sensing component microcontroller has a memory and receives the atmospheric data sensed by the one or more sensors at a predetermined interval and stores the atmospheric data in the memory. The transmission device is external to the interior compartment and comprises a receiver and a transmitter. The receiver receives data transmitted by the sensing component. The transmitter transmits the received data to a storage location. The transmission device is paired with the sensing component or an interior component contained within the interior compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Boschert, Michael Patrick Verdicchio, Allen Brian Barta, Cory Alfred Nation
  • Patent number: 11330419
    Abstract: Techniques for location tracking, location utilization, and dissemination and management of location information are disclosed. As a location monitoring system, one embodiment includes at least a plurality of mobile computing devices supported by a wireless network, and a computing device coupled to a wired network (e.g., the Internet) that couples to the wireless network. Each of the mobile computing devices is associated with and proximate to an object whose location is being monitored. The computing device stores the locations of each of the mobile computing devices or the objects proximate thereto, and enables only authorized users to obtain access the locations via the wired network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: IpVenture, Inc.
    Inventor: C. Douglass Thomas
  • Patent number: 11328282
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and a system for identifying goods of intelligent shopping cart. The method comprises: reading bar code information of a to-be-purchased goods and obtaining corresponding prestored goods information; continuously detecting and obtaining a total goods weight mn+1 in the shopping cart, and comparing the total goods weight mn+1 with a total goods weight mn acquired after a previous purchasing action is completed, to obtain a variation m? of the total goods weight. According to the method of the present disclosure, when a customer puts a goods in the shopping cart in the shopping course, the correct goods is automatically identified and recorded in a shopping list, then the customer can directly settle the account after completing the shopping, accordingly a lot of time for the customers to wait for the settlement is saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: XIAN CHAOHI NET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kun Cheng
  • Patent number: 11315409
    Abstract: Transmitting a radio frequency identification (RFID) interrogation signal into an RFID interrogation zone of an Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system. Detecting at least one response signal from a first RFID tag of the EAS system responding to the interrogation signal. Capturing, at one or more times in a window of time around the detection, sensor data within a sensor field, the sensor field and the RFID interrogation zone overlapping to form a zone of interest. Characterizing movement of a non-tag object during the window of time based on the captured sensor data. Determining whether the first RFID tag is associated with the characterized non-tag object based on a comparison of the at least one response signal and the characterized movement of the non-tag object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Floyd Riggert, Michael Sansur, Adam S. Bergman
  • Patent number: 11302182
    Abstract: Systems and methods for vehicle identification are described herein. A set of vehicle identification information may be obtained from a set of autonomous vehicles. Individual vehicle identification information may convey identifications of one or more vehicles and locations of the one or more vehicles. Vehicle context information for individual vehicles may be determined from the set of vehicle identification information. The vehicle context information for the individual vehicles may describe a context of the individual vehicles. The context may include one or a combination of a speed of travel, a direction of travel, a trajectory, or an identity profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Voyager Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoyong Yi, Liwei Ren, Jiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11300381
    Abstract: A smart holster for a firearm or other valuable, which may be worn on a belt, comprising and enclosure having an interior volume and containing an opening in a surface thereof, a retractable cover for covering the opening when the retractable cover is in a non-retracted position, a firearm retaining mechanism disposed within the interior volume; a firearm extending mechanism disposed within the interior volume; and a releasable latch for maintaining the firearm extending mechanism in a retracted position. A user may manually retract the cover causing a firearm contained within the interior volume to be extended for easy access. Geolocation, status and other information may be communicated to a remote user through a wireless data link. A camera may be activated by retracting the cover were upon video data may be transmitted to a remote monitor. The smart holster may be remotely locked or unlocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Keith Bernkrant, Paul Richter
  • Patent number: 11297478
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a crowd-sourced, social network and geo-location based system for enhancing personal safety via users' mobile devices. The system shares information (including images, video, and/or audio) about crimes, fires, accidents and public safety-related events and their geo-locations. Users selectively receive notifications for such events in a map view based on the events' proximity to users or on whether the notification was initiated by a person in the users' social network. The system also shares users' status and geo-location information with previously identified persons or with all persons in their social network to let them know their geo-location and/or when they have reached a destination. Through the system's operation, a user can cause sending of a distress signal to pre-identified persons, groups within their social network, or others who are within a pre-established distance. Additionally, the system can send a distress signal if the user fails to check in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Marshalla Yadav
  • Patent number: 11283808
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing access to media content by connecting, to a public device, a private device that has an installed application associated with the media content. A media guidance application may receive a communication from a private device, running a private interface application, requesting to access content using the public device. In response, the media guidance application may retrieve, at the public device, a public interface application associated with the private interface application, from a content provider of the content. The private interface application may be configured to control a graphical user interface of the public interface application. Accordingly, the user may be able to access content via the public device when the private device is within a predetermined proximity to the public device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: William L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 11281873
    Abstract: A system for location of assets on a premises is described. The system uses identifiers attached to a group of one or more assets along with mobile sensor packages. Each mobile sensor package contains components for data processing, data exchange, and storage. The sensor package also contains a sensor for reading identifiers and a location tool. The mobile sensor packages are attached to each mover of assets on the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: HDS Mercury, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Mills, Robert Olson, Hans Van Leeuwen, Ramesh Sekhar
  • Patent number: 11275982
    Abstract: An RFID reading enclosure having a Faraday cage including a cage floor and a cage hood hinged to the cage floor. The cage hood includes a RF blocking fabric formed on a frame with the interior of the Faraday cage having a volume between 4.5 and 30 ft3. There are at least two RFID antennas positioned to transmit signals into the Faraday cage, with the two RFID antennas having a transmission axis along different orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: C & A Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Roland Dustin Landry, Carey S. Solomon, James S. Brown
  • Patent number: 11269039
    Abstract: Position of a transceiver is calibrated using a pair of calibration devices spaced from the transceiver and each other. A calibration wave signal is emitted from one of the calibration devices and detected by the transceiver as well as the other calibration device. The transceiver generates a response wave signal upon receipt of the calibration wave signal which response wave signal is detected by one of the calibration devices. A delay constant for use in distance determination between transceivers is calculated based on the sum of detected transmission and receipt time intervals and the propagation speed of the wave signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Andras Balogh, Karoly Lendvai, Sandor Szabo, Kristof Attila Horvath, Gergely Ill, Akos Milankovich
  • Patent number: 11247673
    Abstract: Techniques pertaining to vehicle occupancy indication and utilization thereof are described. A method may involve determining occupancy information regarding a number of occupants in a vehicle. The method may also involve indicating the occupancy information in either or both of a human-perceivable way and a machine-perceivable way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Nikhil Nagraj Rao, Scott Vincent Myers, Lisa Scaria, Harpreetsingh Banvait
  • Patent number: 11240627
    Abstract: The present invention may include designating one or more potentially dangerous conditions, regions, or objects as risk factors within a venue, tracking the location of the user's mobile devices in relation to the risk factors, and monitoring the risk of damage posed to the mobile devices by the risk factors; if the risk of damage exceeds a threshold, alerting the user to the presence of the risk factor and the potential danger to the mobile device. The present invention may further involve, responsive to the user's actions and the risk of potential device damage, performing one or more precautionary actions to reduce or prevent data loss or damage to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Lisa Seacat DeLuca
  • Patent number: 11232692
    Abstract: A programmable electronic, analog or digital intelligent bracelet device consisting of one or more units thought out to aid in the prevention of infant deaths or injuries due to parents forgetting their children while in the car or while conducting other activities. Device may also be used to monitor patients with Alzheimer and other similar conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Beniamino Pagan Torres
  • Patent number: 11232691
    Abstract: A baby monitor assembly includes an emitter unit and a receiver unit, wherein the emitter unit includes means for sound detection, such as a microphone, means for communication with the receiver unit, a generally flat housing, having a peripheral slit, and a source of light. The receiver unit includes means for communication with the emitter unit, and signalizing means. The emitter unit is suitable and configured for placing under a crib, and is capable of detecting sounds and sending information to the receiver unit upon detection of predetermined type of noise. The receiver unit is configured for receiving information from the emitter unit and notifying the parent, such as using light, sound or vibration signals. A slit in the housing allows for emitting a light beam selectively essentially parallel to the floor, so that it neither shines directly nor reflects into the eyes of the baby and the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Stanislaw Napiorkowski
  • Patent number: 11234097
    Abstract: Techniques and systems for determining locations of devices using location data sources are provided. For example, a network device, method, and computer-program product may be provided. In one example, a method may include receiving, on a computing device, a request to locate a device, wherein the request includes an identifier of the device. The method may further include receiving a communication from the device, wherein the communication includes the identifier of the device, and obtaining a location of the device. The method may further include transmitting the location of the device and the identifier of the device to a server, wherein the server is configured to use the location of the device and the identifier of the device to send a response to the requestor of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Jon Plummer, David Shao
  • Patent number: 11223496
    Abstract: A home security and automation system includes multi-sensor sensor devices that communicate with a base unit. Each sensor device is a self-identifying multi-function device that includes a housing, multiple sensors disposed in the housing, and a communication device disposed in the housing that permits communication between the sensor device and the base unit. Each sensor device is configured to be operated in multiple operating modes, and an active operating mode of each sensor device, corresponding to one operating mode selected from the several possible operating modes, is determined by the orientation in space of the sensor device housing. The base unit is configured to receive from each sensor device information identifying the active operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: BOSCH SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: William DiPoala
  • Patent number: 11214944
    Abstract: A heavy equipment hazard warning apparatus for a piece of heavy equipment at a site and a system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the heavy equipment hazard warning apparatus, the location of the heavy equipment is monitored by the heavy equipment warning apparatus and analyzed with reference to a hazard safety site plan of the site that identifies a hazard such as existing utilities, for example. An alert notification is initialized in response to the heavy equipment encroaching on a hazard geofence around the hazard. A shutdown notification is initialized in response to the heavy equipment being proximate to the hazard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Jim D. Wiethorn
  • Patent number: 11217086
    Abstract: A system and method for remote identification of a person includes the steps of contacting the person using contact information provided from a database or utilizing information received from the person via a message broadcast using GPS-fencing. After contacting the person, receiving current biometric information from the person and confirming the identification of the person when the current biometric information is recognized by comparing the current biometric information to the previously collected biometric information of the person in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: MD Enterprises Global LLC.
    Inventors: Ravikumar Muppirala, Lorne Darnell
  • Patent number: 11217075
    Abstract: The present invention provides an interactive warning system for merchandise security, comprising an interactive monitor device, in this interactive warning system, the monitor device can interact with the interactive controller and the intelligent terminal. The interactive warning system comprising an interactive controller and monitor device, in this interactive warning system, the controller and the monitor device can both connect with the intelligent terminal. The warning system in this invention include intelligent terminal, as a mode to configure the controller and the monitor device, the intelligent terminal can connect the controller and the monitor device wirelessly, to this end, the present invention can easily configure and connect the controller and the monitor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Hangzhou Langhong Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Binfeng Chen
  • Patent number: 11212836
    Abstract: Provided is a method for, upon transmission of a DSC message being instructed, enabling quick start of the transmission. The method includes; (1) instructing, upon transmission of the DSC message being instructed, an antenna tuner to start tuning regardless of whether being busy or not, and switching an antenna from reception to transmission after the tuning is completed, (2) performing busy check, and standing by for a time period defined in the standard, when a reception signal in a transmission channel is no longer a dot pattern, and executing these processes (1) and (2) in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: ICOM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Takaji Nakanishi, Yukihiro Tokuyama, Yasuhiro Nishiguchi
  • Patent number: 11194329
    Abstract: Apparatuses, computer programs and methods are provided. A first method includes responding to user input, at a wearable user input device, by causing transmission of a radio frequency signal includes a request from a pedestrian wearer of the wearable user input device. The request may be a request to cross a road. A second method includes responding to the user input, provided by the pedestrian wearer of the wearable user input device, by causing motion of a vehicle to change. The motion of the vehicle may be changed in order to enable the pedestrian to cross the road.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Arto Lehtiniemi, Ville-Veikko Mattila, Jussi Artturi Leppanen
  • Patent number: 11195264
    Abstract: Unmanned vehicles can be terrestrial, aerial, nautical, or multi-mode. Unmanned vehicles may be used to survey a property in response to or in anticipation of damage to an object. For example, an unmanned vehicle may project a laser pattern and use information associated with the laser pattern to determine characteristics of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Anthony Scott Farnsworth, Jordan A. Newmark, Kathleen L. Swain, Teddy Joseph Edmond Voutour, Jess W. Gingrich, Michael J. Allen, Anthony G. Castiglione
  • Patent number: 11191260
    Abstract: An apparatus and the associated method which includes means for controlling an invasive organism. The means including a trolling apparatus, for attachment to an associated vehicle. The trolling apparatus is pulled through a body of water in response to movement of the associated vehicle. The housing carries a plurality of UV-C light sources for producing UV-C light at a wavelength of substantially 254 nm, whereby invasive organisms proximate to light emanating from at least one of said UV-C light source whereby invasive organisms are exposed to UV-C light at a wavelength of substantially 254 nm resulting in controlling an invasive organism. Other embodiments, attract organisms such as mosquitos and then expose them to UV-C light. The invention facilitates reduced use of herbicide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: John J Paoluccio, John A Paoluccio
  • Patent number: 11195397
    Abstract: Theft increases the average product cost to consumers. A mentoring system is presented that can help to reduce or prevent the inventory from lost or theft. Theft is a serious concern in the consumer market place. Industry loses billions per year on theft of merchandise. According to a Reuters report, last year, thefts by employees of U.S. retail merchandise accounted for $15.9 billion, or 44 percent of theft losses at stores, more than shoplifting and vendor fraud combined. Thus, the total thief by the customers and store employees during the year 2008 amounted to $36 billion. Several embodiments of ways to control or reduce the thefts in the market place are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TrackThings LLC
    Inventor: Thaddeus John Gabara
  • Patent number: 11188039
    Abstract: A building management system including building equipment operable to affect a variable state or condition of a building. The building management system includes a controller including a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured to obtain an energy prediction model (EPM) for predicting energy requirements over time. The processing circuit is configured to monitor one or more triggering events to determine if the EPM should be retrained. The processing circuit is configured to, in response to detecting that a triggering event has occurred, identify updated values of one or more hyper-parameters of the EPM. The processing circuit is configured to operate the building equipment based on the EPM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Sugumar Murugesan, Young M. Lee, Jaume Amores Llopis
  • Patent number: 11181445
    Abstract: A structural health monitoring system is provided comprising sensors and/or sensor modules attached to, or near to, one or more parts or regions of a structure that detect and measure data regarding physical or related features or phenomena associated with the structure before, during and after a load or other event impacting or otherwise affecting the structure. The sensor modules measure and convert the detected phenomena into digital data and transmit the data to a master station for data compilation, storage and analysis. The master station is configured to produce analytic work product based on sensed phenomena which is useful for assisting inspectors in determining what action to take with respect to a structure's health after an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: HEURISTIC ACTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: James C. Lochry, Paul L. Cowell
  • Patent number: 11178442
    Abstract: Systems and methods for representing video and audio media files as workflows are disclosed. In some cases, the systems and methods combine segments of the media files into larger compilations in the workflows, and using the workflows to individually optimize both the viewing experience for and the advertising presented to viewers based upon the circumstances of each viewer and parameters described with the workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: John Douglas Steinberg, Arthur H. Muir
  • Patent number: 11166675
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for measuring a vital signal. An application is executed to output vital information of a user wearing an electronic device. Instructions are output that guide inhalation and exhalation of the user based on the executed application. At least one vital signal for the user is obtained while outputting the instructions. Vital information corresponding to the obtained at least one vital signal is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Hyun-Jae Baek, Jung-Taek Oh, Jae-Geol Cho, Chul-Ho Cho, Gun-Woo Jin
  • Patent number: 11166132
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an environment control system for controlling environmental conditions in a building. The environment control system comprises a plurality of sensors located in different areas of the building. Each sensor is used for determining a measured value for one of the environmental conditions in the area where the sensor is located. Further at least one of the plurality of sensors is configured for exchanging data with at least one mobile computing device for modifying a target value of one of the environmental conditions for the area where the sensor is located. The environment control system further comprises an environment controller for receiving the measured values and the modified target values from the plurality of sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: DISTECH CONTROLS INC.
    Inventors: Dominic Gagnon, Arthur Chretien, Marc Legault
  • Patent number: 11150164
    Abstract: A structural health monitoring system is provided comprising sensors and/or sensor modules attached to, or near to, one or more parts or regions of a structure that detect and measure data regarding physical or related features or phenomena associated with the structure before, during and after a load or other event impacting or otherwise affecting the structure. The sensor modules measure and convert the detected phenomena into digital data and transmit the data to a master station for data compilation, storage and analysis. The master station is configured to produce analytic work product based on sensed phenomena which is useful for assisting inspectors in determining what action to take with respect to a structure's health after an event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: HEURISTIC ACTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: James C. Lochry, Paul L. Cowell
  • Patent number: 11146925
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for locating terminals within a facility. One or more of a plurality of primary terminals send a location signal which may comprise location data for the respective primary terminal. A secondary terminal, of a plurality of secondary terminals may receive one or more of these location signals. In response, the secondary terminal sends a confirmation message to each primary terminal from which it has received a location signal. The confirmation message may comprise a unique identifier for the secondary terminal. In response to receiving one or more confirmation messages, a primary terminal sends a location reporting message to a location processing server. The location reporting message comprises the location data for that primary terminal and the contents of the received confirmation message(s). The data held on the location processing server can be used to determine the location and movement of each of the primary terminals and the secondary terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Peter James Samuel Ferguson, Andrew Dunn, Roberto Lopez Mendez
  • Patent number: 11132879
    Abstract: In some examples, an enclosure can include a lever to interact with an asset wall when the enclosure is coupled to the asset wall, an actuator coupled to a switch to interact with the lever, and an aperture to allow the actuator to move with the lever when the enclosure is removed from the asset wall, wherein the actuator provides a signal to the switch when the actuator moves beyond a threshold angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Tri Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11115732
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for tracking an asset are provided. In particular, a device is provided that includes a processor; a wide-area network radio; a global positioning system (GPS) receiver; an accelerometer; and a physical interface. The processor communicates with two or more sensors via the physical interface. Based on the communication with the two or more sensors, the processor determines a type of sensor associated with each of the two or more sensors. The processor receives first information from a first sensor of the two or more sensors via the physical interface. The processor determines the first information received from the first sensor is related to a significant event. The processor records second information received from a second sensor of the two or more sensors via the physical interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Flex Ltd.
    Inventors: Armando J. Lucrecio, Christopher Bjorn Kilburn
  • Patent number: 11103040
    Abstract: A handbag is provided having an integrated display system that includes one or more display screens within the chamber. The data displayed may be customized according to a user's preferences. It may also be provided to a user with pre-set information displayed. The display system may communicate with external devices that provide data to the display system for display on one or more of the display screens. The handbag may also include a lighting system that is integrated with or separate from the display system for illuminating the display system and/or the chamber of the handbag. A reflective surface may also be provided adjacent to the display screen, and can be used as a mirror and also as a protective surface such that the display screen data is visible through the reflective surface, while preventing damage to the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Lisa Haynes
  • Patent number: 11092955
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring data collection are described. The system can include a data acquisition circuit structured to interpret a plurality of detection values, each of the plurality of detection values corresponding to at least one of a plurality of input sensors communicatively coupled to the data acquisition circuit; a signal evaluation circuit comprising: a timer circuit structured to generate at least one timing signal; and a phase detection circuit structured to determine a relative phase difference between at least one of the plurality of detection values and the at least one timing signal from the timer circuit; and a response circuit structured to perform at least one operation in response to the relative phase difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Strong Force IoT Portfolio 2016, LLC
    Inventors: Charles Howard Cella, Gerald William Duffy, Jr., Jeffrey P. McGuckin, Mehul Desai
  • Patent number: 11078636
    Abstract: A display device displays displacement of a bridge serving as a structure on a display part in the form of image information that is visually recognizable, based on a displacement amount of the bridge, the displacement amount having been calculated based on an output signal output from an acceleration detector serving as a physical quantity sensor provided on the bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroshi Okamoto, Kazuyoshi Takeda, Makoto Sakurai, Hidehiko Sekiya, Chitoshi Miki
  • Patent number: 11071279
    Abstract: An animal health monitoring system includes a plurality of animal tag assemblies configured for being disposed on members of an animal population, each of the animal tag assemblies including one or more sensors configured to measure one or more animal characteristics of a member of the animal population. The system includes a concentrator communicatively coupled to the plurality of animal tag assemblies and configured to acquire one or more animal characteristics from the plurality of animal tag assemblies. The system includes a controller communicatively coupled to the concentrator and configured to receive the acquired one or more animal characteristics from the plurality of animal tag assemblies from the concentrator, determine a health state of one or more of the members of the animal population based on the received one or more animal characteristics and report the determined health state to one or more user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: INTERVET INC.
    Inventors: Vishal Singh, Brian Schupbach, Andrew Uden, Aaron Mathankeri, Adam Sonty, Alex Heine, Colton Franco, Paul Hoffmeyer, Jacob Armstrong, Matt Leacock, Spencer Kelle, Perry Howell
  • Patent number: 11074799
    Abstract: Techniques and examples pertaining to a tracking method using a two-component tracking device are described. The tracking device includes two components paired with one another: a first component that is specific to a subject the tracking device is intended to track, and a second component that is generic. The second component is capable of establishing a wireless connection with a cellular network, as well as collecting location information of the second component itself. The tracking method involves receiving from the cellular network a set of requirements associated with the subject, and triggering an action based on the set of requirements and the location information collected. The tracking method enables tracking of multiple subjects without a pairing mistake. Namely, a mismatch between multiple subjects to be tracked and multiple tracking devices intended to track the subjects can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Painter, Todd Mason, Barry Butterklee, Gavin Feuer, Yasha Li, Parag Garg, Joseph Baird
  • Patent number: 11069208
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems and methods for monitoring a status of a plurality of a merchandise display devices for displaying items of merchandise at respective display positions. For example, the method includes monitoring for a change in a preselected characteristic of a circuit defined by an electrical connection between the security devices and a plurality of nodes and between the nodes and an alarm unit. The method also includes determining whether an item of merchandise has been added to or removed from a respective display position based on a change in the preselected characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Gary A. Taylor, David N. Berglund, Jeffrey A. Grant, Christopher J. Fawcett, Larry T. McKinney
  • Patent number: 11062593
    Abstract: An alarm module for interfacing with a monitoring type or output type alarm device and capable of configured by a wireless transmission device held in close proximity to the alarm module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hochiki America Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Oliver, Sukumar Sinniah, Jaral Pasin
  • Patent number: 11051645
    Abstract: A monitoring system is configured to monitor a property. The monitoring system includes a package holder device that is configured to receive a package at the package holder device. The package holder device is configured to secure the package. The package holder device is configured to arm the package holder device. The monitoring system includes a monitoring control unit that is configured to receive, from the package holder device, data indicating that the package holder device secured the package and that the package holder device armed. The monitoring control unit is configured to communicate, to a user device of a resident of the property, a package delivery confirmation notification indicating that the package holder device received and secured the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Chad Giles, Linnea Giles
  • Patent number: 11055983
    Abstract: A gateway device for a fire control system is described herein. One device includes a memory, and a processor configured to execute executable instructions stored in the memory to detect that an interface of a plurality of interfaces of the gateway device is connected to a control panel of a fire control system of a facility, select, from a plurality of communication protocol types included in the gateway device, a communication protocol type associated with the control panel to which the interface is connected, and communicate with the control panel to which the interface is connected using the selected communication protocol type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jayaprakash Meruva, Vipin E K, Rajesh Babu Nalukurthy, Amit Jain, Rich Lau, Jesse Otis
  • Patent number: 11037431
    Abstract: Safety apparatus including a first electronic monitoring device designed to be locked onto the wrist of a threatening individual and a second electronic monitoring device designed to be possessed by a victim. Both the electronic monitoring devices including GPS apparatus designed to provide GPS information as to the geographic position of the electronic monitoring bracelet. A remote monitoring station is electronically coupled to receive GPS information from both electronic monitoring devices. The remote monitoring station is designed to determine the geographic position of the first electronic monitoring device relative to the geographic position of the second electronic monitoring device and to provide appropriate proximity alerts to one or both individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Andrew Collier
  • Patent number: 11039269
    Abstract: A system for proximity-based analysis of multiple entities includes a first communication device associated with a first entity and an additional communication device associated with an additional entity, wherein the first communication device and the additional communication device are communicatively couplable. The system includes one or more processors communicatively coupled to at least one of the first communication device or the at least an additional communication device. The one or more processors are configured to: identify a spatial relationship between the first entity and the additional entity based on one or more signals from the first communication device or the additional communication device, identify an operation unit defined by an association between the first entity and the additional entity based on the spatial relationship between the first entity and the at least the additional entity, and report one or more characteristics of the operation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: REALMFIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Steve R. Tippery, Brant Burkey, Heath Roehr