Including Personal Portable Device Patents (Class 340/539.11)
  • Patent number: 11900470
    Abstract: A first inspection of insured property is performed to detect hazardous conditions related to the insured property. This first inspection is performed using a first set of imagery data received from one or more imagery data sources. One or more preventive measures are recommended to address the detected hazardous conditions based on analysis of the first set of imagery data. A second inspection is performed using a second set of imagery data received from the imagery data sources. The second inspection is performed to verify that recommended preventive measures have been taken. The first and second sets of imagery data may contain satellite and aerial imagery. The imagery data sources may provide information such as an image of an insured property's roof, an image of a terrain surrounding the insured property, or any other aerial images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ramsey Devereaux, Tearanie Kennedy, Michael J. Allen, Spencer Read, Elizabeth J. Rubin, Mark A. Zuwala, Mark F. Davis, Kathleen L. Swain
  • Patent number: 11876806
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to user authentication. In some embodiments, a first computing device receives, from a second computing device, a request for a user credential to be input into an authentication prompt associated with the second device. The first computing device determines a proximity associated with the second computing device based on a received wireless location beacon and, based on the request and the determined proximity, presents a selection prompt asking a user of the first computing device to select a user credential stored in the first computing device. The first computing device then provides the selected user credential to the second computing device to input into the authentication prompt. In some embodiments, the first computing device receives the wireless location beacon from a remote controller of the second computing device and determines a proximity based on a signal strength associated with the received location beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Conrad A. Shultz, Alexander D. Sanciangco, Brent M. Ledvina, Chelsea E. Pugh, Kyle C. Brogle, Marc J. Krochmal, Maureen G. Daum, Reza Abbasian, Richard J. Mondello, Jacob S. Klapper
  • Patent number: 11861963
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a smart lock, including: a lock body and an unlocking structure; a Bluetooth communication module configured to receive a lock instruction or an unlock instruction based on Bluetooth communication; and one or more binding tags, each binding tag being associated with a Bluetooth address of the smart lock, wherein the unlocking structure is configured to lock or unlock the smart lock based on the lock instruction or the unlock instruction, or lock or unlock the smart lock based on an operation performed for the one or more binding tags. The present disclosure further provides a system and method for monitoring an object equipped with the smart lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignees: NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED, Tsinghua University
    Inventors: Li Zhang, Gang Peng, Qingping Huang, Liang Li, Fan Yang, Jiabao Chen, Kun Cheng, Zhifeng He
  • Patent number: 11852810
    Abstract: A glasses-type wearable information device transfers, when a notification from an application is received, the notification to another wearable terminal in a case where the glasses-type wearable information device is not in use, and does not perform display control to project the notification into a field of vision of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 11837065
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for monitoring of physical movement in relation to regions where movement is either unconditionally or conditionally unauthorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventor: Joseph P. Newell
  • Patent number: 11823537
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a getting-off determining unit that determines whether or not an occupant gets off a vehicle, a location determining unit that determines whether or not an electronic device to be used by the occupant in the vehicle is at a predetermined position in the vehicle, and a notification control unit that gives a predetermined notification to the occupant when the getting-off determining unit determines that the occupant gets off and the location determining unit determines that the electronic device is not at the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Shikoda, Hirofumi Inoue, Takehito Teraguchi, Jo Nishiyama, Shota Okubo
  • Patent number: 11816709
    Abstract: Image-based parking recognition and navigation systems and methods are disclosed. An example method includes: obtaining camera data collected by the plurality of cameras, the image data identifying one or more parking locations; analyzing the camera data in accordance with one or more machine learning techniques to identify a plurality of candidate parking location; obtaining, from a smart phone app executed on a mobile user device, a user request to reserve a candidate parking location in the plurality of candidate parking location; determining a location of the candidate parking location based on location data associated with a first camera; identifying a booking method to reserve the candidate parking location based on the location of the candidate parking location; and responsive to obtaining the user request, enabling a user issuing the user request to reserve the candidate parking location through smart phone app executed on the mobile user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Pied Parker, Inc.
    Inventors: Gianni Rosas-Maxemin, Robert Mazzola, Francisco Sandoval, Callam Poynter, Noah Kindler
  • Patent number: 11813042
    Abstract: A portable biometric monitor includes a wearable member having a plurality of sensors incorporated therein. Each sensor of the plurality of sensors is adapted to monitor a corresponding biometric indicator. A communications hub is in selective communication with the plurality of sensors. One of the wearable member and the communications hub includes a set of biometric parameters, wherein each biometric parameter of the set of biometric parameters includes a corresponding preferred range. When at least one of the sensors indicates that the corresponding biometric indicator is outside of the corresponding preferred range, the communications hub provides a status indicia corresponding to a proposed recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Anthony Olivero
  • Patent number: 11804085
    Abstract: Locking systems and devices and methods for using the systems and devices are provided. A locking system may include a receptacle having a lock and an electronic credential. If the electronic credential is brought into proximity of the receptacle, then a key can be used to open the lock. The electronic credential can be incorporated into a vehicle or into a handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: United States Postal Service
    Inventors: William Albert Tartal, Gabriel Michael Yessin, Robert E. Dalton, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11805484
    Abstract: In one embodiment, techniques include a method for preserving battery power in a tracking device that includes a first communication module, a second communication module, and a location determination unit where the first communication module, second communication module, and location determination unit are initially disabled. The method includes determining that lost conditions are satisfied. The method includes enabling the first communication module and determining that a wireless network compatible with the first communication module is not available before disabling the first communication module. The method includes enabling the second communication module and the location determination unit and determining a location of the tracking device based on location information received from the location determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: Guilherme de Barros Chapiewski
  • Patent number: 11800006
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for detecting and monitoring a contraband device including communication devices by utilizing a combination of mobile devices, fixed monitoring devices, and a contraband monitoring center. The mobile devices include smart phones or tablets that are borrowed, rented, or purchased by an inmate from a correctional facility. These mobile devices are configured to detect, monitor, and intervene in the communications of target devices. Further, the mobile devices are configured to communicate with fixed monitoring devices located throughout the correctional facility in performing intervention operations. The contraband monitoring center may also be utilized in the coordination, monitoring, and intervention of target devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 11790756
    Abstract: Disclosed is a back-end system for emergency response, and a corresponding front-end system. The back-end system handles network communication to and/or from multiple information sources for gathering emergency response information from the information sources, including at least video data related to an emergency and/or security situation and additional emergency response information. The back-end system extracts subsets of information from the emergency response information at least partly based on input originating from one or more users and/or operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SWEDOME AB
    Inventors: Peder Sjölund, Kim Cavallin, Anders Ahlén, Tobias Nilsson, Rikard Renman
  • Patent number: 11790757
    Abstract: Disclosed is a back-end system for emergency response, and a corresponding front-end system. The back-end system handles network communication to and/or from multiple information sources for gathering emergency response information from the information sources, including at least video data related to an emergency and/or security situation and additional emergency response information. The back-end system extracts subsets of information from the emergency response information at least partly based on input originating from one or more users and/or operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SWEDOME AB
    Inventors: Peder Sj+e,uml o+ee lund, Kim Cavallin, Anders Ahl+e,acu e+ee n, Tobias Nilsson, Rikard Renman
  • Patent number: 11790758
    Abstract: Disclosed is a back-end system for emergency response, and a corresponding front-end system. The back-end system handles network communication to and/or from multiple information sources for gathering emergency response information from the information sources, including at least video data related to an emergency and/or security situation and additional emergency response information. The back-end system extracts subsets of information from the emergency response information at least partly based on input originating from one or more users and/or operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: SWEDOME AB
    Inventors: Peder Sjölund, Kim Cavallin, Anders Ahlén, Tobias Nilsson, Rikard Renman
  • Patent number: 11792286
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically routing notifications based on device statuses are disclosed herein. For instance, a notification may be generated for a user account corresponding to an application that is installed on a plurality of devices. A system identifies a status of each of the plurality of devices and uses the status of each of the plurality of devices to select a particular device to receive the notification. The system then transmits the notification to the selected particular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Ankur Anil Aher, Charishma Chundi, Reda Harb
  • Patent number: 11775069
    Abstract: In a medical system, a medical device includes a first display that displays a figure or a character corresponding to data relevant to medical treatment performed in the medical device, and a first controller that causes the first display to display the figure or the character corresponding to the data and that, when the data satisfies conditions for notification of a warning, causes the medical device to emit a first warning. A remote control device includes a second display that displays the figure or the character corresponding to the data, and a second controller that causes the second display to display the figure or the character corresponding to the data and that, when the data satisfies the conditions for notification of the warning, causes the remote control device to emit a second warning that is different than the first warning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventors: Koichiro Adachi, Seiichiro Yamashita, Kyohei Kato
  • Patent number: 11755962
    Abstract: A method is provided for booking a hotel room that improves the satisfaction level for a consumer and increases revenue for the hotelier. Consumers may benefit from being able to select property-specific and room-specific attributes for which they perceive enhanced value, while property-specific and room-specific attributes that a consumer does not particularly value may be avoided in an effort for the consumer to spend on features they desire. Further, hoteliers may benefit from being able to offer room-specific attributes and add-on features that create additional revenue streams for the hotel. Additionally, the transparency afforded the consumer of the room-specific attributes available versus those selected provides the consumer with a level of expectation that is more aligned with the hotel and the specific room they selected, thereby improving customer satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: SABRE GLBL INC.
    Inventors: Ben Vinod, David Hobt
  • Patent number: 11727779
    Abstract: A charge and guardian safety system may include a system console having a console housing. At least one article fastening device may be carried by the console housing. The at least one article fastening device may be configured to attach to the corresponding guardian or charge. The system console of at least one of the first wearable article and the second wearable article may be configured to emit at least one alarm if the second wearable article travels farther than a predetermined separation distance from the first wearable article. The at least one article fastening device of at least one of the first wearable article and the second wearable article may be configured to tighten or contract with the at least one alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventor: Beatrice Butler
  • Patent number: 11714197
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatuses, systems, and methods for tracking patients that suffer from dementia. The disclosed apparatus is a wearable device capable of micro-tracking through Bluetooth Low Energy technology and capable of macro-tracking through GPS technology. The device may additionally include sensors to monitor other information such as the health of the patient or the patient's surrounding environment. The disclosed systems utilize the disclosed device in an overall system for tracking patients. These systems teach how the device interacts with the other components of the system (e.g., signal beacons, wireless transmitters, a central processing unit, mobile computing devices) to provide an integrated system to tracking the location and monitoring the well being of the patient. Finally, methods for tracking patients that use the disclosed devices and systems are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventor: Adam G. Sobol
  • Patent number: 11700653
    Abstract: The disclosure describes techniques for automatically pairing multiple source devices to a sink device in response to a single source device being paired to the source device. For instance, in response to a single source device being manually paired to wireless earbuds, the techniques may automatically pair other source devices that are associated with a common user account. In addition, this disclosure describes techniques for configuring a sink device to periodically broadcast advertisement messages indicating a current state of the sink device, which enables source devices that receive the advertisement message to determine whether to establish a connection with the sink device based on a current state of the sink device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ganesha Batta
  • Patent number: 11681288
    Abstract: A hygiene monitoring and management system including a monitoring module and a display. The management module with an input and that receives data via the input. The received data includes one or more locations of a device in a facility, and the management module further includes one or both of software and hardware configured to generate data representative of cleaning behavior associated with the device based on the received data. The cleaning behavior includes timing and movement of the device in the facility, and a cleanliness level of at least one area in the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Anderson Chung Kong Li, Anup Bhagyanji
  • Patent number: 11673547
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a vehicle that includes a protection system configured to mitigate hazards to vehicle occupants posed by dynamic elements located within proximity of the vehicle. The vehicle can, in response to determining that a dynamic element is moving along a trajectory that intersects a sweep volume of a vehicle portal, can selectively restrict operation of the portal so that an occupant is restricted from opening the portal into a volume through which the dynamic element may pass. The vehicle can restrict portal operation in response to detecting external dynamic elements that are not within an occupant's field of vision. The vehicle can communicate a limited selection of vehicle sensor data, including representations of a detected dynamic element, to a user device supporting an authorized user in response to detecting that the dynamic element is located within a certain proximity of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tie-Qi Chen, Benjamin B. Lyon, Byron B. Han, Ahmad Al-Dahle
  • Patent number: 11637923
    Abstract: An example operation may include one or more of receiving audio files from public safety answering points (PSAPs), the audio files comprising recordings of telephone calls captured via the PSAPs, converting, via a speech-to-text converter, the audio files into text files that comprises respective transcripts of the respective telephone calls, identifying, via a reporting engine, a recurring topic that is repeatedly observed among the PSAPs from text content within the text files, and outputting, via the reporting engine, a descriptive identifier of the recurring topic via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Intrado Corporation
    Inventor: Mario Manzanillo
  • Patent number: 11600916
    Abstract: An area-efficient balun and a method for signal processing using such a balun. One example balun generally includes a winding and a clamping circuit. The winding is formed by a coiled trace including a first portion having a first trace width and a second portion having a second trace width, the second trace width being narrower than the first trace width. The clamping circuit has a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal of the clamping circuit being coupled to the first portion of the coiled trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sean Joel Lyn, Cheng-Han Wang, Hye Jin Song, Hai Huang, Sang-Oh Lee
  • Patent number: 11597480
    Abstract: A system for guiding a boat, which includes the boat and a remote server. The boat includes a central unit linked to a user interface, a receiver for receiving data transmitted by at least one electronic tag affixed to a device of the boat and to a radio device for bidirectional communication with the remote server. The central unit transmits information resulting from the data transmitted by the tags, the current position and the route plan of the boat via the radio device to the server, and receives route plan modification data, which are displayed on the user interface, from this server. In this way, the operator of the boat is able to gain knowledge of the movement of nearby craft and of possible collision risks. Further, the boat may include on-board connected objects that communicate with the central unit in order to determine whether devices are missing on board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: KARA TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ivain Bignonet, Cedric Martin
  • Patent number: 11590049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a movement-dependent stabilisation support system (100) for stabilising a moving body (200), which comprises a plurality of sensors (110), a plurality of actuators (120) and a control unit (130). The plurality of sensors (110) continuously detects movement parameters of the body (200), on which basis the control unit (130) determines whether there is an instability of the body (200). If it is determined that there is an instability, the control unit (130) selects a stabilisation strategy, according to which the actuators (120) are controlled. When controlled, the actuators (120) attached to the body (200) stiffen and limit the freedom of movement of the body (200), such that a movement in the direction of the imminent unstable state is prevented or suppressed. In this way, the body (200) is supported in its stabilisation and an imminent fall is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Elvira Kuhn, Feodor Kusmartsev
  • Patent number: 11592787
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece including: a radio wave receiver which receives radio waves from a positioning satellite; a communicator which performs communication with an external device; a storage which stores predicted positional information of the positioning satellite acquired from other than the positioning satellite; and a processor, wherein the processor updates the predicted positional information stored in the storage by causing the communicator to acquire the predicted positional information from the external device at or after a predetermined timing corresponding to an update period of the predicted positional information before end of an effective period of the stored predicted positional information, the update period being determined in advance in the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Oshita, Kazuho Kyou
  • Patent number: 11562452
    Abstract: Computing device(s) are configured for managing the reunification of students with parents during an emergency or a drill for a simulated emergency. The reunification of students with guardians may be managed through the operations of various user interfaces (UIs) presented on the device(s). Different UIs may be configured to support different personnel performing different roles in the reunification process. The UIs may include one or more of a student supervisor UI, a location supervisor UI, a runner UI, a guardian greeter UI, a reunification officer UI, or an incident commander UI. The various UIs enable different personnel to track the location and status of individuals, such as students and guardians, during various stages of a reunification process, enable personnel to dynamically update a centralized database with current information regarding the location and status of individuals, and view real time information regarding the location and status of individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Raptor Technologies LLC
    Inventors: James J. Vesterman, Gary Kincade, David Van Camp, Peter J. Trate
  • Patent number: 11523945
    Abstract: This replacement necessity assessment apparatus for an absorbent member includes: a power generator which is configured to generate power as a result of contact with liquid absorbed in the absorbent member, and of which power generation amount changes in accordance with an amount of the liquid; a signal output unit configured to output a detection signal according to the power generation amount; and a processing unit configured to acquire a parameter regarding the amount of the liquid based on the detection signal, the processing unit configured to determine, based on the parameter, whether or not replacement of the absorbent member is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignees: The Ritsumeikan Trust, ABLIC Inc.
    Inventors: Takakuni Douseki, Ami Tanaka, Ryota Suematsu, Hiroya Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11457821
    Abstract: Medical devices can perform a plurality of functions, such as sensing, monitoring, deriving and/or calculating various physiological statuses of a patient (e.g., blood pressure, temperature, respiration rate, etc.). Medical devices can also be used to image part or all of a patient's body, to deliver a treatment, or to manage information related to a patient's care. The present disclosure is directed at one or more devices that perform these functions using a plurality of processing circuits, wherein each processing circuit has a timing circuit with a local clock. These processing circuits can be connected via a network, and each timing circuit can communicate with at least one other timing circuit in order to detect and correct time-differences between their local clocks. In this way, multiple processing circuits can be synchronized with each other to facilitate diagnosis or treatment of a patient's condition, or other aspects of a patient's care.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: ZOLL Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Edwards, Timothy F. Stever, Suzanne Crowell, Gary A. Freeman
  • Patent number: 11443608
    Abstract: A geofencing system (100) comprises at least one physical, moveable marker (102), the or each marker being arranged to define at least part of a geofence (106) based on the position of the moveable marker (102) such that changing the position of the or each moveable marker (102) changes the geofence (106). The or each marker (102) is arranged to provide a visible and/or audible indication of geofence (106). The system (100) also comprises at least one wearable device (104) arranged to receive data concerning the position of the geofence (106). The wearable device (104) is arranged to store up-to-date geofence information and to provide an alert in response to the wearable device (104) crossing the geofence (106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas James Williams
  • Patent number: 11421953
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a firearm monitoring system comprising an inertial measurement unit configured to generate data indicative of at least one of a movement of the firearm, an orientation of the firearm, a direction of the firearm, or a location of the firearm, and a communication circuit configured to communicate the data generated using the inertial measurement unit to a device external to the firearm, and a microcontroller module configured to deliver power from a power source to at least one of the inertial measurement unit or the communication circuit, wherein at least the inertial measurement unit is disposed within a barrel structure of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Armaments Research Company Inc.
    Inventors: William Deng, Michael Canty
  • Patent number: 11423748
    Abstract: Method and system for detecting multiple alarms triggered by the same event and suppressing the duplicate detections, reducing false alarm rate. The first sensor to be activated is identified via a timestamp associated to the activation, then it is identified whether the other sensors have been activated by the same event. In particular a plurality of microphones is deployed in separate rooms to detect gunshots from firearms in a indoor setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Wesley C. Pirkle, Benjamin J. Cote
  • Patent number: 11417199
    Abstract: Monitoring system alert technology, in which monitoring system data is accessed from a monitoring system that is located in a property of a user and the monitoring system data is analyzed against one or more rules that define alerts provided for the monitoring system. Based on the analysis, a determination is made that an alert for the monitoring system is needed and conditions for providing the alert are accessed. Location of a mobile device of a user associated with the monitoring system and timing related to providing the alert are monitored. The monitored location of the mobile device and the monitored timing are analyzed with respect to the accessed conditions. Based on the analysis, a determination is made that the accessed conditions for providing the alert are met and the alert is output at the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 11408700
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a firearm monitoring system comprising an inertial measurement unit configured to generate data indicative of at least one of a movement of the firearm, an orientation of the firearm, or a direction of the firearm, and a communication circuit configured to communicate the data generated using the inertial measurement unit to a device external to the firearm, and a microcontroller module configured to deliver power from a power source to at least one of the inertial measurement unit or the communication circuit, wherein at least the inertial measurement unit is disposed within an action structure of the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Armaments Research Company Inc.
    Inventors: William Deng, Michael Canty
  • Patent number: 11403937
    Abstract: A system for automatically disarming an intrusion detection system protecting a premises and having at least an armed state of operation and a disarmed state of operation, the system for automatically disarming the intrusion detection system including an intrusion detection system state of operation ascertainer operable for receiving an indication of activation of an armed state of operation of the intrusion detection system; and a registered mobile communicator proximity detector communicating with the intrusion detection system state of operation ascertainer and operable, responsive to receiving the indication of activation of the armed state of operation by the intrusion detection system state of operation ascertainer for ascertaining at least a subset of a multiplicity of registered mobile communicators which are located in a vicinity of the premises during an activation time of the armed state of operation and for deactivating the subset of the multiplicity of registered mobile communicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: TYCO FIRE & SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Shai Lifshitz, Daniel Rettig
  • Patent number: 11393259
    Abstract: An information output method in an information output device acquires first information on an operation history of one or more devices operated by one or more users, acquires second information that identifies a user detected in the vicinity of one or more output devices, acquires third information on behavior of the user, identifies a device whose state is changed or whose state is changeable within a predetermined time among the one or more devices and an operator who performs operation relating to the change in the state based on the first information, determines an output mode and content of notification information on the identified device to the detected user based on information on the identified device and operator, the second information, and the third information, and outputs, in the determined output mode, notification information having the determined content to one or more output devices that detect the detected user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Kentaro Nakai, Hiroko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11373383
    Abstract: An immersive ecosystem is provided comprising a VR headset configured to display a 3D rendering to a user and sensor(s) configured to measure a user response to dynamic 3D asset(s) in the 3D rendering. The immersive ecosystem further comprises a processor, an AI engine, and a first non-transitory computer-readable storage medium encoded with program code executable for providing the 3D rendering to the VR headset. The AI engine is operably coupled to a second non-transitory computer-readable storage medium configured to store predetermined response values and time values for dynamic 3D assets. The AI engine comprises a third non-transitory computer-readable storage medium encoded with program code executable for receiving the measured user response, comparing the received user response to the predetermined response value at the predetermined time value, based on the comparison, modifying dynamic 3D asset(s), and communicating the modified dynamic 3D asset(s) to the processor for providing within 3D rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Tyler H. Gates
  • Patent number: 11363999
    Abstract: A user, such as an elderly person, may be assisted by an assistance device in his or her caregiving environment that operates in conjunction with one or more server computers. The assistance device may execute a schedule of assistance actions where each assistance action is associated with a time and is executed at that time to assist the user. An assistance action may present an input request to a user, process a voice input of the user, and analyze the voice input to determine that the voice input corresponds to a negative response event, a positive response event, or a non-response event. Based on the categorization of one or more voice inputs as negative response events, positive response events, or non-response events, it may be determined to notify a caregiver of the user, for example where the user has not responded to a number of assistance actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: LifePod Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Fountaine
  • Patent number: 11350879
    Abstract: A wearable device attached to a subject includes an accelerometer that measures acceleration information, and a biological sensor that measures biological signal information of the subject. From the measured acceleration information and biological signal information, first feature data corresponding to a first predetermined period and second feature data corresponding to a second predetermined period are extracted. By machine learning based on the first feature data, a dynamic/static activity identification model, a dynamic-activity identification model, and a static-activity identification model, for the subject, are generated. By combination of results of determination based on each of the identification models, a posture and an activity of the subject are identified, and correspondence information, which associates the identified posture and activity with the biological signal information of the subject, is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keitaro Horikawa, Yoshitaka Nakamura, Masato Sawada, Akihiro Yamanaka, Shingo Tsukada, Toshiya Yamada
  • Patent number: 11348441
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to systems and methods for providing hand hygiene dispenser stations configured to remind users to use the hand hygiene dispenser stations. In one or more embodiments, the present systems and methods provide individual provider identification and networked communication among hand hygiene stations (dispenser stations), enabling tracking of providers and data collection regarding hand hygiene products usage (hand hygiene compliance).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher D. Hermann, Russell Scott McCrory
  • Patent number: 11329976
    Abstract: Examples associated with presence identification are described. One example includes detecting a presence identifier broadcast by a mobile device. The mobile device belongs to a user. A portion of the presence identifier is generated based on a one-time password seed. The portion of the presence identifier is provided to an identification server. Identifying information associated with the user is received from the identification server. The identification server uses the portion to identify the user based on the one-time password seed. An action is performed based on the identifying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ronaldo Rod Ferreira, Endrigo Nadin Pinheiro, Fabio Riffel, Karyne Mayer, Jose Paulo Pires, Christopher C. Mohrman, Vali Ali
  • Patent number: 11328337
    Abstract: An information processing method includes a step of obtaining article information including a category of an article which a user wishes to purchase, and a step of outputting a reminder concerning purchase of the article, when a reminding condition is satisfied in a reminding period that is set according to the category of the article obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daisuke Furukawa, Toshifumi Nishijima
  • Patent number: 11320789
    Abstract: An electronic device wearable on a wrist of a user is provided. The electronic device includes a housing forming an enclosed chamber. The housing has a top portion and a bottom portion. The electronic device further includes one or more sensors, a set of electrocardiogram electrodes, and a set of bioimpedance electrodes separate from the set of electrocardiogram electrodes. The one or more sensors are configured to interface with the user to generate physiological data associated with the user. The set of electrocardiogram electrodes are provided on the bottom portion of the housing for generating electrocardiogram data associated with the user. The set of bioimpedance electrodes are provided on the bottom portion of the housing. In some implementations, the electronic device includes a side touch track on a lateral portion of the housing that cooperates with the electrocardiogram electrodes to generate the electrocardiogram data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ANEXA LABS LLC
    Inventor: Ana Trapero Martin
  • Patent number: 11317833
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to user interfaces and more specifically to techniques for displaying user interfaces associated with physical activities. Exemplary user interfaces related to activity competitions are described. Exemplary user interfaces related to a friends list for activity sharing are described. Exemplary user interfaces associated with alerts presented to a user in response to automatically determining a boundary of a workout are described. Exemplary user interfaces associated with configuring a pace alert for a workout application are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aled Hywel Williams, Gary Ian Butcher, Matthew J. Sundstrom, Molly Pray Wiebe
  • Patent number: 11297264
    Abstract: Various techniques are disclosed for providing a device attachment configured to releasably attach to and provide infrared imaging functionality to mobile phones or other portable electronic devices. The device attachment may include an infrared imagining module and a non-thermal imaging module that cooperate with one or more of a non-thermal imaging module in an attached device and a light source in the attached device for capturing and processing images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TELEDYNE FUR, LLC
    Inventors: Per Elmfors, Michael Kent
  • Patent number: 11291405
    Abstract: A system is configured to collect information regarding a user's sleep and to graphically convey sleep factors based on the information to a user. The system can include a control circuit and a sensor that work together configured to generate a first sleep factor. The first sleep factor is associated with the user's sleep episode. A database is communicatively coupled to the control circuit and stores a graphical representation of the user and a second sleep factor, which is defined by the user. The control circuit uses the first and second sleep factors to determine a sleep episode score. Optionally, the control circuit effects conveying the determined sleep episode score to the user via the graphical representation of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: HOWARD UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Tyish S. Hall Brown
  • Patent number: 11289079
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing apparatus and an information processing method for enabling a message to be more reliably conveyed to a user. Provided with a presentation unit that presents information to a first user, a detection unit that detects a reaction indicating that the first user has received the information, a search unit that searches for a second user in a case where the detection unit has not been able to detect the reaction, and a request unit that requests the second user found by the search unit to convey a message to the first user. A response promotion message asking for a response is output to the first user in the case where the detection unit has not been able to detect the reaction, and the search unit searches for the second user in the case where the detection unit has not been able to detect the reaction after the response promotion message has been output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Kawano, Mari Saito, Hiro Iwase
  • Patent number: 11290845
    Abstract: A location-based and preference-based system and method for matching media content about persons, places and things with the expressed preferences of mobile users to notify users about and provide users with access to media content about persons, places and things that match the user's expressed preferences. The system thus provides information such as stories or articles that match the user's interests and relate to their location. The system may assign ranks to all of the media content that meets that user's preferences wherein, in one embodiment, it will automatically play them in the assigned order. Comparison of the user's preferences with the various profiles of the media content allows the user only to be informed of the media content for those persons, places or things that the user is likely to be interested in. The system and method thus provides for a mobile real-time point of interest exchange network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Chemtron Research LLC
    Inventors: James V. Brady, Jr., Dana M. Sohr
  • Patent number: 11288403
    Abstract: A system and method for cryptographic verification of entity/vehicle authenticity, comprising generating a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)—Key for an individual platform/vehicle; applying the VIN—Key to components of the platform/vehicle; receiving input for the platform/vehicle; validating the authenticity of the input and/or the platform/vehicle; performing the operation of the input if it was validated; terminating the operation if it was not validated; logging the operation; and decommissioning the platform/vehicle at the end of life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Ingraham, Rudra Chakravorty, Tate J. Keegan