Radio Patents (Class 340/539.1)
  • Patent number: 10694486
    Abstract: A user equipment (2) comprises a wireless interface (20) for communication with a cellular communication network. The wireless interface (20) is operative for a device-to-device transmission and/or a device-to-device reception in a position determining procedure in which a relative position of the user equipment (2) and at least one further user equipment (3, 4) is determined. The user equipment (2) is operative to communicate with a radio access network node (11) of the cellular communication network for network assistance in the position determining procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Na Wei, Anders Berggren
  • Patent number: 10694326
    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: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Quantcast Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Michael Murff
  • Patent number: 10691397
    Abstract: A mobile device is used to operate, different external devices. The mobile device may include a phone, smart watch, and smart glasses. The mobile device searches for, the broadcasting of the external devices operating control panel. When the mobile device is in the vicinity, of one of the external devices, the mobile device, automatically connects to and communicates, with the external device. The device's operating control panel is downloaded to the mobile device. The panel is shown on the mobile device's display. The user operates the external device, by inputting into the shown control panel. Different devices can be operated by phone, such as, elevators, and room lights, etc. The mobile device reduces the transference of bacteria to a user, by reducing touch input into multiuser displays. Pre-set external device settings can be stored on the mobile device, and can be automatically downloaded to the associated external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Sigmund lindsay Clements
  • Patent number: 10687514
    Abstract: An inventive animal collar device is described herein that monitors location, physiological information and/or environmental information relating to an animal wearing the device. The collar may include multiple sensors and other electrical components embedded within the collar body that provide means for: tracking and monitoring an animal's activity and whereabouts, increasing visibility of the collar, and storing and retrieving animal, environment and system information. The collar may implement one or more wired or wireless communication devices so that the collar may transmit data to a connected computing device. The collar may also include one or more antennas to send and/or receive location information associated with the device. The collar may include a removable module that attaches to the collar via a module dock. The removable module may include any of the electronic components and may allow for the collar body to remain on the animal during information transfer and/or charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: John Siegel
  • Patent number: 10692374
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for locating parking spaces are disclosed. According to one method, a request is received from a user of a vehicle to locate a space; the location of the user is determined; a database comprising spaces within a geographic region is accessed; from the database, a subset of spaces within the geographic region is identified, the subset comprising user-specific spaces; a determination is made regarding the availability of the user-specific spaces; and if a user-specific space is available, a transmission is initiated, intended for the user, providing the location of at least one available space. The systems, methods, and apparatus may be used to locate free spaces, may allow users to indicate when they are vacating a space to enable other users to access the space via a “park it forward” approach, and may assign available spaces to users based on an equitable prioritization protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Denise Lisa Salvucci, Michael J. Kline, Evan Humphreys
  • Patent number: 10681792
    Abstract: Lighting systems and methods for lighting fixture location mapping, for example, using a combination of photo sensing and/or other type of signaling, such as radiofrequency (RF) signaling is provided. The lighting systems may map a plurality of lighting fixtures to a plurality of spatial locations in a floor plan using the signal generating capabilities and sensors that are located within each of the lighting fixtures. The commissioning of the lighting fixtures may be automatically determined using a control system without significant manual intervention. In particular, the lighting fixtures may be mapped to their respective spatial locations by applying a heuristic analysis of strength of signals emitted and received between light fixtures and distances as provided in a building plan between spatial locations to which the light fixtures may be correlated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Jia Hu, Maulin Dahyabhai Patel
  • Patent number: 10677386
    Abstract: A swivel mount assembly (SMA) for rotational mounting an electronic device onto a substantially stationary apparatus is provided comprising: a mounting portion adapted to mount the SMA to an electronic device; a swivel tube assembly attached to the mounting portion, and adapted to be inserted through a hole in the substantially stationary apparatus, and wherein the swivel tube is further adapted to provide rotational movement of the electronic device in regard to the substantially stationary apparatus; a rotation limiting assembly; and a securing assembly adapted to secure the swivel tube assembly to the substantially stationary apparatus in a securing but rotational manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Hoang
  • Patent number: 10679490
    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: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Ravikumar Muppirala, Lorne Darnell
  • Patent number: 10656608
    Abstract: A smart power cord with integrated sensors and wireless interfaces to manage devices in a facility such as a hotel. Each cord may monitor power delivered to an attached device, and may measure variables such as temperature, humidity, and pressure. It may also act as a gateway to other devices in the vicinity. A central control station may manage the devices in the facility via the smart power cords. Data collected from smart power cords may be analyzed to provide alerts and management reports. Illustrative alerts may warn of attempted theft when a device is unplugged, of environmental conditions that suggest mold risks or HVAC problems, or of a staff member requesting assistance via an emergency alert forwarded through a smart power cord. Locations of smart power cords may be automatically configured using either cooperative or non-cooperative localization based on measurement of signal characteristics such as RSSI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ANACOVE, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Amihay Lerner, Alistair Ian Chatwin
  • Patent number: 10651515
    Abstract: A battery sensor data transmission unit is described as including a data transmission unit, which is designed to output a sensor signal, which represents a physical variable in or at the battery cell to an evaluation device, using a battery housing wall and/or a wall of a battery cell as the transmission medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Fabian Henrici, Axel Wenzler, Werner Schiemann, Reiner Schnitzer, Berthold Elbracht
  • Patent number: 10643448
    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: sending to an asset tracking service a message including a device identifier (ID); receiving from the asset tracking service an alarm profile assigned to the device ID, wherein the alarm profile defines a plurality of alarms, each alarm including a trigger condition and one or more actions; storing the alarm profile in a memory of the mobile transceiver; and applying the alarm profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Sergio Barcala, Sergio Javier Berriz
  • Patent number: 10635093
    Abstract: A human interface technique is disclosed for industrial automation systems. The technique allows for visualizations to be distributed to interfaces, such as thin client interfaces, from automation components. For access to the content, a user may be initially authenticated in a first manner, such as by multi-factor authentication. Thereafter, or for a certain time or location, the user may be authenticated by a reduced number of factors, such as single-factor authentication. The authentication may be used to deliver the visualizations based on policies of a visualization manager, such as the user identification, the user role, the user location, and so forth. The reduced factor authentication allow for users to freely move and view visualizations on any available device, or at different locations, and so forth, but still based on the policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Miller, Jerome R. Anderson, Randy A. Cannady, Timothy A. Caine, Michael J. Anthony, Douglas A. Coulter
  • Patent number: 10633239
    Abstract: A beer keg is identified to a brewery which fills the keg and identifies the date on which the beer keg is filled. A sensor system is attachable to or built in the beer keg, including a temperature sensor for the beer and a location sensor for the keg. The sensor information is transmitted to data storage associated with the brewery. Information is provided directly between the brewery and the sensor system on the keg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Shyft Advanced Industries
    Inventor: Gregory W Herlin
  • Patent number: 10636268
    Abstract: A power saving system comprising a visual monitoring system locating a user, a first end of a link coupled to a first transceiver, a second end of the link coupled to a second transceiver, a component coupled to the first transceiver and the visual monitoring system locates the user being beyond a distance to access the component, whereby the link is deactivated and an overall power usage of the link is minimized. The link is activated when the visual monitoring system locates the user being within the distance to access the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TrackThings LLC
    Inventors: Quinton Andrew Gabara, Thaddeus John Gabara
  • Patent number: 10629062
    Abstract: An automated alert system and method designed to deliver crisis notifications within seconds to law enforcement personnel. The alert system and method is designed to enhance the response time to an active shooter scenario, thereby minimizing the number of causalities or victims associated with such dangerous scenarios. The system and method uses a combination of various hardware components, cellular automation and partnership with first responders to provide an advanced alert system which ensures quick responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: James Billig, Hector Delgado
  • Patent number: 10620336
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method, a device and a system for inspecting a moving object based on cosmic rays, pertaining to the field of radiation imaging and safety inspection techniques. The method includes: detecting whether a speed of the inspected moving object is within a preset range; recording a motion trajectory of the moving object with a monitoring device; acquiring information about charged particles in the cosmic rays with a position sensitive detector, the information about charged particles including track information of the charged particles; determining the moving object by matching positions of the motion trajectory and the track information; reconstructing the track of the charged particles according to the information about the charged particles; and recognizing the material inside the moving object based on the track reconstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Kejun Kang, Jianping Cheng, Zhiqiang Chen, Ziran Zhao, Junli Li, Xuewu Wang, Zhi Zeng, Qingjun Zhang, Jianping Gu, Xi Yi, Bicheng Liu, Guangming Xu, Yongqiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10616396
    Abstract: A danger detection system is provided. The system includes a user computing device programmed to receive from a microphone of the computing device a signal indicating a gunshot-like sound and automatically determine if the gunshot-like sound is a gunshot. The user computing device is also programmed to automatically determine a location of the gunshot; and to automatically generate and send to a display of the user computing device a safety notification in response to determining if the gunshot is within a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Adam Gersten
  • Patent number: 10610457
    Abstract: A computerized pill intake reminder device is disclosed. The computerized pill intake reminder device is used for storing pills, detecting the number of pills in each pouch of the blister pack, inventory management, reminding users to take their medication on time, alerting by providing an audible or a visual alarm if the medications are not taken on time and as a secondary mechanism alerting their caregiver if the user has not responded to the alert and taken the medication on time. The device includes a top housing and a bottom housing that can be rotated about each other to form a closed and sealed module. It also includes a processor that is communicatively coupled through an electronic circuit to a plurality of electronic components housed within the pill intake reminder device. These include a speaker, microphone, infrared sensors, cameras, LED lights, microphone, RFID scanner, non-volatile memory, transmitter, and a receiver. The LED lights can be programmed with various colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Miteshkumar Ishwarbhai Patel, Raj Kalpesh Patel
  • Patent number: 10613247
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method, apparatus and system for inspecting an object based on a cosmic ray, pertaining to the technical field of radiometric imaging and safety inspection. The method includes: recording a movement trajectory of an inspected object by using a monitoring device; acquiring information of charged particles in the cosmic ray by using a position-sensitive detector, the information of charged particles comprising trajectory information of the charged particles; performing position coincidence for the movement trajectory and the trajectory information to determine the object; performing trajectory remodeling for the charged particles according to the information of charged particles; and identifying a material inside the moving object according to the trajectory remodeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Kejun Kang, Zhiqiang Chen, Yuanjing Li, Ziran Zhao, Junli Li, Xuewu Wang, Yaohong Liu, Zhi Zeng, Jianping Gu, Song Liang, Bicheng Liu, Guangming Xu, Yongqiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10616534
    Abstract: A personal tactical system including a ballistic load-bearing garment, a pouch with one or more batteries enclosed in the pouch, an electronic processor, a communication device, and at least one camera. The camera is incorporated into or removably attachable to the load-bearing garment, the pouch is removably attachable to the load-bearing garment and the one or more batteries are operable to power the camera and communication device. The processor runs image recognition software operable to identify approaching objects and alert the user. A plurality of personal tactical systems is operable to form an ad hoc network to share images and other information for determining object direction, location, and movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Laura Thiel, Giancarlo Urzi, Carlos Cid
  • Patent number: 10599966
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a housing for a wireless communication device that includes an electronic circuit configured to receive an electrical voltage from a water-activated power source, where the electronic circuit is configured to send and receive wireless signals to and from an external electronic device via radio-frequency identification technology, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, near field communication, Zigbee, another wireless communication technique, or a combination thereof, when the electronic circuit receives the electrical voltage, and a memory configured to store instructions to be executed by the electronic circuit, where the housing for the wireless communication device is modular, such that the housing for the wireless communication device is configured to be installed and removed from a plurality of sensing device housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HS Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradly Jay Billman, Kade Scott, Matthew T. Flachsbart, Cory Matheson, Benjamin D. Ethington
  • Patent number: 10602317
    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: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Satellite Tracking of People LLC
    Inventor: David W. LeJeune, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10591236
    Abstract: A method of monitoring separation between an electronic device and an electronic base that includes a chipset and a wireless communication module. An electronic/electrical link is established between the electronic device and the electronic base. If the electronic/electrical link is severed between the electronic device and the electronic base, then the chipset generates a separation notification. The chipset then sends both the separation notification with the wireless communication module to contact information stored on the chipset. The contact information is for an authorized user profile of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth Carl Steffen Winiecki
  • Patent number: 10589910
    Abstract: A container assembly with an expiration date alarm that preserves its battery life by only triggering its alarm when needed. The container assembly includes a container for enclosing a food item, medication, or other product that should not be used after an expiration date; a sensor for sensing when the container has been opened; an alarm; and a timing circuit coupled with the sensor and the alarm for triggering the alarm only if the container is opened after the expiration date has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Rick L. Lavelock
  • Patent number: 10586208
    Abstract: A system that integrates camera images and quantity sensors to determine items taken from, placed on, or moved on a shelf or other area in an autonomous store. The items and actions performed may then be attributed to a shopper near the area. Shelves may be divided into storage zones, such as bins or lanes, and a quantity sensor may measure the item quantity in each zone. Quantity changes indicate that a shopper has taken or placed items in the zone. Distance sensors, such as LIDAR, may be used for shelves that push items towards the front. Strain gauges may be used for bins or hanging rods. Quantity changes may trigger analysis of camera images of the shelf to identify the items taken or replaced. Images from multiple cameras that view a shelf may be projected to a vertical plane at the front of the shelf to simplify analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Marius Buibas, John Quinn, Kaylee Feigum, Csaba Petre, Filip Piekniewski, Aleksander Bapst, Soheyl Yousefisahi, Chin-Chang Kuo
  • Patent number: 10586083
    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: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: John Ownby, Matthew Knight, Richard Dalzell, Rupa Sharma, Eric R. Evans, Jobby T. Jacob
  • Patent number: 10580287
    Abstract: An emergency alert system, method and device are disclosed. The invention employs an emergency alert message, which directs end users to take some particular action like evacuating an identified geographic area. The invention further employs a geographic area message, which is based on a particular geographic area within which all persons should receive the emergency alert message. The invention utilizes an emergency alert enabled device that receives both the emergency alert message and the geographic area message. The emergency alert enabled device determines whether it is located within the geographic area of concern, and if so, presents the emergency alert message to the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Darren M. Vallaire
  • Patent number: 10582105
    Abstract: Techniques describe opportunistically capturing and tagging images with wireless information by a mobile device. The tagged image may be transmitted to a remote server, such as a crowdsourcing server, where the location at which the image was captured may be determined using visual features from the image. An association between the location and the wireless measurements may be used in building/maintaining a heatmap. In one embodiment, techniques are described for setting camera parameters for opportunistically capturing images and may include receiving at least one signal associated with at least one signal emitting device, determining information associated with the at least one signal emitting device using the at least one signal, setting at least one camera parameter for a camera coupled to the mobile device based on the information associated with the at least one signal emitting device, and capturing one or more images using the at least one camera parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ayman Fawzy Naguib, Hui Chao, Saumitra Mohan Das
  • Patent number: 10573025
    Abstract: An indoor wayfinding application operates to generate pathway instructions based on knowledge about a mobile device user orientation, a starting location, a destination location and based upon knowledge of spatial inter-relationships and dimensions of enclosed spaces in a building. The user orientation is determined by an image comparison algorithm operating on a query image captured by a camera and a reference image, and the starting location is determined by comparing the query image to a plurality of reference images, each one of which is at a known location, for a best match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Cuseum, Inc.
    Inventor: Brendan Ciecko
  • Patent number: 10562665
    Abstract: A resealable beverage can lid is disclosed having a lid having a top side having a scored opening and a bottom side, a first rivet formed in the lid and extending outwardly from the top side of the lid, the first rivet having an indentation formed in the bottom side of the lid, a tab portion connected to the first rivet, the tab portion being magnetized, a second rivet connected to the indentation of the first rivet, and a closure element connected to the second rivet, movement of the tab portion capable of moving the closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Steven S Schuver
  • Patent number: 10565847
    Abstract: A monitoring bracelet worn on an infant includes a camera, a prompter, a storage, and a processor. The processor controls the camera, when an object is grasped in a hand of the infant, to capture an image of the object. The processor analyzes size dimensions of the object according to the image and determines whether the object is able to fit inside the mouth of the infant, controls the camera to detect the object in real time when the object is determined to be able to fit inside the mouth of the infant and detects whether the mouth of the infant is opened, and controls the prompter to emit a prompt when the camera detects that the object is held steady in the hand of the infant and the mouth of the infant is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Zhong Feng
  • Patent number: 10564027
    Abstract: An escape system for a sinking car and an ultrasonic component thereof are illustrated. In the present disclosure, an ultrasonic signal transmitting unit capable of emitting ultrasonic is installed on the car. When the car falls into the water, based upon an acoustic resistance concept which the ultrasonic propagated in air collides and transmits into the water, a difference between a reflection or transmittance rate of the ultrasonic and a corresponding set value can be calculated, or alternatively, a difference between a reflection time deviation or a reflection distance of the ultrasonic and a corresponding set value can be calculated. Therefore, a warning signal indicating that the car falls into the water can be fast sent, and this makes sure that the rescue opportunity which the car falls into the water can be grasped to decrease the damage or death of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Jr-Hui Hsien
  • Patent number: 10546228
    Abstract: In a tracking device, a crescent-shaped printed circuit board partially encircles a battery to minimize a thickness of the tracking device. A speaker and a light-emitting diode emit alerts upon receiving a command of a control apparatus or in response to a motion or a temperature sensed by a sensor. A local network has one hub for tracking a plurality of tracking devices and a wider area network has multiple hubs for more detailed tracking of the plurality of tracking devices. The wide area network tracks the plurality of tracking devices anywhere and stores data of each tracking device including its last known position and its sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: PB, Inc
    Inventors: Daniel J Daoura, Nick L Pearson-Franks
  • Patent number: 10540878
    Abstract: A method for disseminating emergency notification content from an emergency originating source. The method comprising: delivering the emergency notification content from the emergency originating source to at least one transmitting party; selecting a subset of users from among a set of users for dissemination of the emergency notification content based on the subject matter of the emergency notification content; and delivering the emergency notification content from the at least one transmitting party to a device corresponding to each user from the selected subset of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Charles Eric Hunter, Bernard L. Ballou, John Hebrank, James Fallon, Robert Summer
  • Patent number: 10536528
    Abstract: A personal multimedia communication system and network for emergency services personnel includes a plurality of personal communication systems linked together and to a base station in a network. Each personal communication system includes a PDA device mounted on a PASS control console, a video camera mounted on the PDA device, a GPS unit, a microphone, and other electronic devices. The various electronic devices are all communicatively connected to the PDA device. Data from the various devices may be collected in the PDA device and wirelessly transmitted to any other node or device in the network, including other personal communication devices. Each personal communication device may serve as a repeater, thus providing a wireless communications link between a device located out of range of the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig M. Parkulo, Wesley McChord Barbee, Jerald Robert Malin, Jeffrey Lynn Landis, Matthew Shannon
  • Patent number: 10536815
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for tracking a wireless device using a seamless handoff between a vehicle and a mobile device. An example vehicle includes internal and external antennas, a sensor, and an infotainment head unit with a display. The infotainment head unit tracks, using the external antenna, a wireless-enabled object exterior to the vehicle. The infotainment head unit also determines a location of the mobile device associated with the vehicle based on the sensor and the internal and external antennas. Additionally, when the mobile device exits the vehicle, the infotainment head unit automatically transitions tracking information to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David McNabb, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 10534382
    Abstract: The invention comprises systems and methods for detecting the use of networked consumer electronics devices as indications of occupancy of a structure for purposes of automatically adjusting the temperature setpoint on a thermostatic HVAC control. At least one thermostat is located inside a structure and is used to control an HVAC system in the structure. At least one networked electronic device is used to indicate the state of occupancy of the structure. The state of occupancy is used to alter the setpoint on the thermostatic HVAC control to reduce unneeded conditioning of unoccupied spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: EcoFactor, Inc.
    Inventor: John Douglas Steinberg
  • Patent number: 10527716
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of determining a distance or location of a remote device or reflector, the method comprising: receiving a signal from a remote signal transmitter associated with or contained in or attached to the remote device; estimating a first propagation delay associated with the received signal, wherein the first propagation delay represents a first candidate for a correct propagation delay; deriving a relationship between the first candidate and one or more other candidates for a correct propagation delay from the received signal; determining a plurality of other candidates for a correct propagation delay based on said relationship; generating a likelihood histogram based on said candidates for a correct propagation delay; selecting a propagation delay from said candidates based on the likelihood histogram; and determining a distance or location of the remote device or reflector using the selected propagation delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Technische Universität München
    Inventors: Manuel Stein, Sebastian Theiler, Josef A. Nossek
  • Patent number: 10531279
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method including: operating a plurality of receivers of a mobile computer to obtain information from two or more different types of wireless transmitting devices in a vicinity of the mobile computer; where the information comprises data relating to an access point and data relating to at least one other wireless transmitting device; where at least two of the two or more wireless transmitting devices transmit data using different communication modalities; transmitting the information from the mobile computer to a remote device; and thereafter obtaining a location of the mobile computer based on the information. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod D. Waltermann, Scott Edwards Kelso, John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Patent number: 10522020
    Abstract: Systems and methods are discussed that are related to monitoring movement, and in particular to systems and methods for securing a monitoring device to a monitor target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventor: Larry T. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10522029
    Abstract: Techniques are described for handling duress input. For example, techniques are described for handling duress input provided to a mobile application that controls a monitoring system located at a fixed property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Incorporated
    Inventors: Rose Blais Alexander, Rebecca Elisabeth Davenport, Alison Jane Slavin
  • Patent number: 10521651
    Abstract: A system for high definition (HD) image recognition of criminals is disclosed. The system includes a plurality of cameras, an image recognition server, investigator user devices, a computing device, a database, and a network. At least one processor of the image recognition server is configured to receive a plurality of photographs of a first individual, perform image processing of the plurality of photographs to extract a first set of physical features, store feature data regarding the first set of physical features in the database, receive suspect data regarding a suspected individual from a first investigator user device, match the suspect data with the feature data stored in the database, and transmit an alert to the computing device in the prison, wherein the alert activates a mobile application on each investigator user device to display match data identifying the suspected individual as the first individual based on the feature data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 10516594
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for monitoring a network connected device by a monitoring server. The monitoring server sends notifications to the network connected device periodically according to a time interval. The time interval is set to a normal value and the notifications include a request for the monitoring data. Then the network connected device sends the monitoring data to monitoring server upon receiving the notifications. Monitoring server receives and stores the monitoring data from the network connected device. When one condition is satisfied, the time interval is changed to a lower value. Therefore, the frequency of sending notifications to network connected device from monitoring server is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ho Ming Chan, Kenneth Kai Kut Yip
  • Patent number: 10514439
    Abstract: A wireless animal location system is provided that identifies a location of a pet roaming within an environment using a single base unit. The wireless animal location system tracks and manages animal behavior in the environment using information of pet location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Radio Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Seltzer
  • Patent number: 10516981
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to utilizing hardware and software to control and record environmental and other data obtained from sensors and other devices, placed throughout a facility, and analyzing and displaying the information in a detailed status report of the environmental conditions inside facility, and once analyzed, the software can provide recommendations to implement measures that increase the efficiency of the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Eta Vision Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Lingle, Michael Conaboy
  • Patent number: 10510272
    Abstract: The present invention consists of a plug bolt and a bolt seat. The plug bolt comprises a conductor and a circuit board; the conductor has a first stuck-buckle, an accommodation-hole, and a top-cover; the circuit board is set with an RFID chip, an upper contact point, and a lower contact point. The RFID chip forms a first far-field antenna loop through the first pin, the upper contact point, the top-cover, and the conductor. The bolt seat is equipped with an elastic device, an internal antenna, an inserting-hole, and a second stuck-buckle, thereby controlling the elastic device to provide a pre-pressure to the internal antenna to electrically connect with the lower contact point. When the RFID chip is activated, the internal antenna forms a second far-field antenna loop and synchronously activate the first one; which the first and second far-field antenna loops can be cut-off when the top-cover is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Chih-Chuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10510227
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems using merchandise activity sensors for increasing the awareness of interactivity with merchandise on retail store displays (shelves, peg hooks, merchandise pushers, and other Point of Purchase displays) in order to facilitate more effective customer service, reduce theft and to provide additional analysis data related to merchandise/shopper interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Indyme Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Greg King, Derek Morikawa, Barry Baldwin, Bill Kepner, Steve Deal
  • Patent number: 10504373
    Abstract: A system for locating a vehicle utilizing a zone posts in known locations that when the vehicle comes within a proximity of the zone post receives an identification signal from the vehicle and sends that identification signal on to a central command center. The identification signal may be provided by a dongle or a tire pressure monitoring system tire pressure sensor. The central command center may be queried with vehicle identifying information, and the location of the zone post that last sent the identification signal is provided as an indication of the location of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Vijai Thoppae, Sujith Nair, Jeremy Lynn Hargis, Sharath Kommera
  • Patent number: 10506537
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to transceiver devices with real-time clocks. One embodiment includes a transceiver device. The transceiver device includes a real-time clock arranged for providing a clock signal. The transceiver device also includes a receiving section. The receiving section includes a main receiver arranged for receiving communication signals. The receiving section also includes a wake-up receiver. The wake-up receiver is arranged for receiving a calibration signal that includes clock timing information containing a time stamp. The wake-up receiver is also arranged for adjusting the real-time clock based on the clock timing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Stichting IMEC Nederland
    Inventor: Yao-Hong Liu
  • Patent number: 10496854
    Abstract: A self-powering tamper system architecture, includes a power source, a removable chassis cover configured such that a movement of the chassis cover is indicative of a tamper event, a switch device electrically connected to the power source and mechanically connected to the chassis cover, configured to switch position when the tamper event occurs, a tamper controller electrically connected to the switch device and configured to produce a tamper response when the switch device switches position, and program memory configured to store program data. The tamper response produces a disruption of program data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Kirk A. Lillestolen, William E. Villano