Including Personal Portable Device Patents (Class 340/539.11)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 11284220
    Abstract: An application service server, a region-based information processing method, and user equipment are provided. In the method, an initial message is received, identification information is determined according to the location information of the initial message, and a preprocessed message is generated. The initial message includes a notification content corresponding to the location information, and the location information is defined by a geographic coordinate system. The identification information is provided by a geographic information service. The preprocessed message includes the notification content and the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Kuo-Huang Hsu, Chi-Yu Li, Tzu-Hsiang Su, Yu-Dai Yan
  • Patent number: 11275482
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content, wherein the eyepiece includes predictive control of external device based on an event input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse
  • Patent number: 11270005
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide for a fast device installation and replacement (DI&R) service in a network while simultaneously providing confidentiality and integrity protection for sensitive device data. In one embodiment, this protection is provided by using certain characterization data associated with each device in a network to generate a passphrase. This passphrase can be related to the topology of the devices. In one embodiment, the passphrase is a concatenation of certain device characterization data with respect to the topology. In embodiments, the concatenation includes arranging the characterization data based on an order of each device with respect to the topology. Cryptographic keys are derived based on the passphrase. The cryptographic keys are used to automatically encrypt and decrypt the sensitive device data without user intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Harrison, Amy Gau, Matthew Furnari, John Charles Foust, Daniel Martin, Ronald Mazyck
  • Patent number: 11272319
    Abstract: A mobile device determines based on a signal strength threshold when tracking devices communicatively coupled to the mobile device are lost or left behind. The mobile device communicatively couples to a tracking device and receives a first signal transmitted by the tracking device with a signal strength greater than a signal strength threshold. The mobile device receives a second signal transmitted by the tracking device and determines a measure of signal strength based on the second signal. While the mobile device is still communicatively coupled to the tracking device, and responsive to determining that the measure of signal strength of the second signal is less than the signal strength threshold, the mobile device generates a notification that the tracking device may be lost or left behind to alert the user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: Josselin de la Broise
  • Patent number: 11264130
    Abstract: To prevent the spread of hospital-acquired infections, embodiments described herein monitor mobile device usage in clinical settings (by a physician, nurse, etc.) to characterize potential pathogenic contamination of the mobile device, the user's hands, and the surfaces in contact with the device. Our method considers the physical properties of how the device is handled and held during use, as well as the location and setting before, during, and after use to estimate potential contamination and transmission of pathogens. A system can use the estimation, along with knowledge (e.g., of the user's upcoming schedule) to alert them of potential contamination hazards and suggest when to avoid mobile device use as well as when to sanitize the device and user's hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew Len Lee, Daniel Avrahami, Jacob Biehl, Scott Carter, Kandha Sankarapandian
  • Patent number: 11254386
    Abstract: An electric bicycle that has a communication system, including at least one electronic processing module for processing information for the rider of the electric bicycle, and at least one signal device for providing the processed information to the rider. To reduce safety risks due to the rider being distracted by his/her surroundings while riding the electric bicycle and to increase riding comfort, the at least one signal device is designed to output the information as a tactile, optical, and/or acoustic signal emitted by the electric bicycle in order to spontaneously influence the rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Dominic Isenschmid, Christophe Wiedmer, Peter Egli
  • Patent number: 11238723
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for a communication device for guards in controlled environments. The communication device is established based on an indoor wireless infrastructure in the controlled environment, receiving wireless positioning signals to calculate and determine the real-time location of a user carrying the device. The indoor wireless positioning can be combined with other available positioning methods to provide highly accurate positioning information of the guard. The communication device detects, monitors, and records activities of the guard during a period of time, and is controlled by the control center. The control center and the communication device respond quickly to different abnormal situations. In addition, the communication device detects contraband electronic devices and monitor surroundings of the guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen L. Hodge
  • Patent number: 11237523
    Abstract: The present invention provides a watch including a movement, a case housing the movement and an adjustable dial above the movement. The adjustable dial shows different patterns by adjustments. The adjustable dial includes an upper dial and a lower dial. The appearance of the watch can be adjusted due to different preferences and different occasions. By combining with the recognition technology, the watch of the present invention can be used as an encoder in a security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: PENGELLY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Kwan Wa Chan, Yat Sang Chow
  • Patent number: 11202569
    Abstract: An ambulatory medical device includes a sensor configured to acquire a signal indicative of a physiological condition of a patient, a controller operatively coupled to the sensor and configured to monitor the physiological signal, and to perform a diagnostic test, and a remote access manager operatively coupled to the controller and configured to monitor for a command from a remote system to perform the diagnostic test, and to cause the controller to perform the diagnostic test in response to the command. In the device, the remote access manager may be further configured to transmit data representing an operational status of the ambulatory medical device to the remote system. The operational status of the controller may result from performing the diagnostic test. The remote access manager may be further configured to send the data representing the operational status of the ambulatory medical device in real time or substantially in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick Hresko, Trisha A. Biel, Zachary D. Mason, Shane S. Volpe
  • Patent number: 11200792
    Abstract: A system for alerting a user when a preset distance between any of a plurality of wireless transceiver devices or a secondary client device such as a smartphone is achieved. Each of the wireless transceiver devices are pairable to each other and to the secondary client device. Each of the wireless transceiver devices may be placed on or worn by a person or object to be tracked. Once a preset distance is achieved between any of the wireless transceiver devices or between any of the wireless transceiver devices and the secondary client device, each of the wireless transceiver devices is configured to alert the user that the preset distance was breached. The system may employ a software application for coordinating the system and tracking separation and other related data collected by each of the wireless transceiver devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Allan Mann, Ruby Mann
  • Patent number: 11189160
    Abstract: The Situation Tag for Individual Safety Apparatuses, Methods and Systems (“SiTa”) transforms registration request, alert request inputs via SiTa components into alert response, alert notification outputs. A safety activation event is detected. Primary period media is recorded via a sensor array. Network communication with an app instantiated on a paired mobile device of the user is established. Location data associated with the situational safety device is determined. The location data is provided to the paired mobile device for transfer to a remote situational safety server. A timestamp is determined for the primary period media. The primary period media and the timestamp is provided to the paired mobile device for transfer to the remote situational safety server. Secondary period media is recorded via the sensor array. The secondary period media is provided to the paired mobile device for transfer to the remote situational safety server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Jo Natauri
  • Patent number: 11189173
    Abstract: Example embodiments described in this disclosure are generally directed to systems and methods for preventing vehicle mishaps. In an example method, a vehicle receives an alert signal from a personal transportation device. A driver of the vehicle may be made aware of the alert by a sound that is produced through a speaker system of the vehicle (for example, a ringing sound produced by a bicycle bell or a beep of a motorcycle horn). In some cases, an intensity and/or a directionality of the sound produced through the speaker system may provide location and/or distance information of the personal transportation device with respect to the vehicle. The vehicle may transmit an acknowledge signal to the personal transportation device. A rider of the personal transportation device may be informed of the acknowledgement via an audio announcement through a speaker mounted on the personal transportation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chad Esselink, Shabnam Hosseini, Wojciek Szumowski, Chiamin Lin, Eric Marsman, Peter Treman, Rhett Tracy Schaefer
  • Patent number: 11173877
    Abstract: The invention concerns an automatic access and starting system for a motor vehicle, comprising an on-board access management system and at least one identifier (3) such as an electronic key, the access management system being configured to detect and authenticate the identifier (3) when it is close to the vehicle (1), the identifier (3) being configured to emit an authentication signal in response to an interrogation signal emitted by the management and access system, the identifier (3) comprising a memory for storing an instruction relative to a command issued by the carrier of the identifier (3) if this command is issued during the phase of detection and authentication by the on-board system, the instruction being stored temporarily in order for the identifier to be able to emit a signal related to the command when the detection and authentication phase is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: PSA AUTOMOBILES SA
    Inventors: Stephane Michel, Sebastien Sauvageot, Nicolas Leroy
  • Patent number: 11164432
    Abstract: A system for directing an emergency evacuation within a building composed of a plurality of rooms separated by entryways is provided. The system comprising: a plurality of fire detectors configured to detect a fire in each room; and a plurality of signs configured to display evacuation information, each of the signs being in communication each of the fire detectors and configured to determine an evacuation route to an exit located nearest to each sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Berta Carballido Villaverde, Rodolfo De Paz Alberola
  • Patent number: 11151856
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for securing a device or an asset attached thereto. The positions of a plurality of devices are monitored, and based on the positions, a determination is made as to whether a threshold condition has been violated. If the threshold condition has been violated, a notification signal is transmitted from a monitored device to one or more of the other devices to alert a responder that the monitored device is at risk of being lost. In response to the threshold condition being violated, the monitored device may also record and/or transmit data for display to the responder to help prevent the loss, or facilitate the recovery of the monitored device and/or an asset attached to the monitored device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Jerry M. Miniard
  • Patent number: 11152100
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to health-related user interfaces. In some embodiments, user interfaces for managing health-related data are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces for viewing health data are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces related to sharing health data are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Crowley, Pablo F. Caro, Dmitri Cavander, Heather E. Daniel, Nicholas Felton, Ruchi Goswami, Charmian Bondoc Naguit, Evan R. Doll, Kevin Lynch, Aroon Pahwa
  • Patent number: 11138854
    Abstract: Techniques are described for tracking intruders of a monitored property by the unique identifying characteristics or “digital fingerprints” of electronic devices carried by the intruders. A system detects an alarm event at a monitored property based on output from at least one sensor located at the monitored property. In response to detecting the alarm event at the monitored property, the system initiates a process to gather electronic identifiers for mobile electronic devices located within the monitored property at a time corresponding to the detected alarm event. The system determines electronic identifiers for the mobile electronic devices located within the monitored property at a time corresponding to the detected alarm event. The system stores in electronic storage, information indicating the determined electronic identifiers for the mobile electronic devices located within the monitored property at a time corresponding to the detected alarm event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 11133957
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a CAN network topology for an HVAC communication system. The CAN network topology comprises at least three primary nodes having a predetermined termination impedance and a plurality of end nodes coupled to each primary node, wherein the predetermined termination impedance is set to the optimal setting of 180 ohms. Advantageously, the present disclosure eliminates the need for physically setting CAN node terminations. This reduces install time and removes variability of the install settings. Further, removing this variability reduces the risk for post-installation call-backs due to incorrect system setup. The present disclosure optimizes signal slew rate, which improves signal reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Ramon Portillo, Neal Harrington, Nathan Smith, Caleb A. Davis, Brad T. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11129534
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a sedentary state of a user are described. Sensor data is collected and analyzed to calculate metabolic equivalent of task (MET) measures for a plurality of moments of interest. Based on the MET measures and a time period for which the MET measures exceed a threshold value, it is determined whether the user is in a sedentary state. If the user is in the sedentary state, the user is provided a notification to encourage the user to perform a non-sedentary activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Antony Arnold, Allison Maya Russell, Zachariah Lord Wasson, II, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 11128299
    Abstract: A monitoring system for determining whether an object is touched by a living body includes a receiver and a piezoelectric sensor attached to a substrate such that when the substrate is attached to the object. The piezoelectric sensor generates an output signal as a function of whether the living body is in contact with at least one of the substrate and the object. A processor processes the output signal to determine whether the living body is in contact with at least one of the substrate and the object and outputs a contact information signal containing information indicative of whether the living body is in contact with at least one of the substrate and object based on the determination. A transmitter transmits the contact information signal to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Mori, Takashi Kihara, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Fumiya Isono
  • Patent number: 11127279
    Abstract: A detection and reporting device for determining a usage event indicating a use of a piece of hygiene equipment, the detection and reporting device comprising a positioning section that allows determining positional information indicating a position of the detection and reporting device; a sensor section configured to sense over a time span an observable indicating a use of the piece of hygiene equipment and to generate usage event information on the basis of the sensed observable; and a reporting section configured to generate and transmit a message on the basis of said usage event information and on information allowing an association to said positional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag
    Inventors: John Eriksson, Annie Thorburn, Hakan Lindstrom
  • Patent number: 11111652
    Abstract: Provided is a construction machine capable of restricting halt of a function controlled by a controller when a key switch is in a key-off state. The construction machine includes an interruption switch switched between a supply allowing state of allowing supply of power from a battery to the controller and a supply interruption state of interrupting the power supply; a sensor detecting presence/absence of interruption necessary motion necessary for manipulating the interruption switch; and an alarm control device that causes an alarm device to issue an alarm only when the following conditions are all satisfied. The key switch is in the key-off state; the interruption switch is in the supply allowing state; the controller is being operated; and the sensor has detected presence of the interruption necessary motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Fukuo, Yoshiaki Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 11100458
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method, computer system, and computer program product for controlling an electronic device based on mapping sensors to a physical asset. Embodiments of the present invention may include controlling or sending commands to an electronic device associated with a physical asset based on a mapping, where the mapping involves creating one or more groupings, based on sensor data, grouping data, and asset data, wherein at least one grouping comprises a physical asset and one or more sensors, and wherein the asset data pertains to the physical asset. Embodiments of the present invention may further include ranking the groupings by confidence level, and mapping the sensors to the physical asset based on a user selection received in response to presenting, to a user, the ranked groupings based on the confidence levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Boris Dozortsev, Xinyu Wu, Alexander Nguyen, Angela McCafferty, Krishnamohan Dantam, Subrat Mishra
  • Patent number: 11102617
    Abstract: This application discloses systems, devices, and methods for indoor navigation and tracking with a mesh network. In one aspect, a navigation device includes a receiver configured to receive a locational signal from a node network. The locational signal identifies a respective node of the node network, and the node network is distributed throughout a physical space. The navigation device includes a memory storing a program and a processor in communication with the receiver and configured to execute the program to calculate a position of the navigation device from the identity of the respective node, determine a routing instruction from the position of the navigation device to a destination based on the position of the navigation device and a known mapping of the node network in the physical space, and update the position of the navigation device and the routing instruction as the navigation device moves through the physical space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics International N.V.
    Inventors: Jitendra Jain, Alok Kumar Mittal
  • Patent number: 11094177
    Abstract: A haptic garment, such as a haptic glove, is provided. The haptic glove is operative to measure haptic properties of a skin of a user wearing the haptic glove, using haptic sensors, to transmit a representation of the measured haptic properties to another haptic garment, e.g., another haptic glove worn by another user, to receive a representation of measured haptic properties of a skin of the other user from the other haptic glove, and, in response to detecting contact between the haptic glove and the other haptic glove, to render the received representation of the haptic properties of the skin of the other user within an area of contact between the haptic glove and the other haptic glove using haptic actuators. The representations of measured haptic properties are exchanged via communications modules comprised in the haptic gloves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Zeid Al-Husseiny, José Araújo, Soma Tayamon
  • Patent number: 11067701
    Abstract: A positioning control method of a positioning device worn on a user?s body includes switching a positioning mode to a swimming mode and executing a positioning operation for the swimming mode when the positioning mode is switched to the swimming mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akifumi Hayashi, Fumikazu Sano
  • Patent number: 11069221
    Abstract: A method of responding to a vehicle accident includes receiving data indicating that vehicle is involved in an accident. The method further includes transmitting a communication to a mobile device of a user in response to receiving the data. Still further, the method includes displaying the communication via a mobile device application on the mobile device, the communication prompting the user to provide responses to one or more questions regarding the accident. The method further includes determining a likely severity of the accident based on the received data, receiving an indication of a response to the one or more questions from the user, and, based on the determination of the likely severity of the accident and the received indication of the response, prompting the user with an emergency assistance recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Potter, Mark E. Clauss, Dustin Ryan Carter, Megan Michal Baumann, Atlanta Bonnom, Craig Cope, Jennifer Luella Lawyer, Curtis Simpson, Nathan W. Baumann, Douglas Albert Graff
  • Patent number: 11050872
    Abstract: A method for broadcasting an alert descriptive of a notification message to a wearer of a watch (1), the method comprising the following steps: reception (10) by a processing unit (2) of the watch (1) of data of information comprising a notification message relative to the identification of an event relating to a function of the watch (1), and sending (14) of a descriptive-alert signal relative to said received data of information to a touch-rendering interface (3) of the watch (1), said interface (3) being configured to transmit said descriptive alert to the wearer of the watch (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Tissot SA
    Inventors: Edoardo Franzi, Alain-Serge Porret
  • Patent number: 11023918
    Abstract: A method for rewarding physical activity is disclosed. At a server computer, goal data is received from a user device for a user. The goal data comprises a description of a physical activity for traveling to a location of a retailer within a time goal. The goal data includes a reward to be provided to the user for completing the physical activity within the time goal. User data is received from the user device. The user data includes data from an activity monitor and geolocation data. Based on the user data, a determination is made as to whether the user has completed the physical activity within the time goal. When the determination is made that the user has completed the physical activity within the time goal, the reward is provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Michael Glynn D'Andrea, John Edward Cronin
  • Patent number: 11023544
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present application provides a user matching method, which includes: receiving first personal information sent by a current user; generating a first candidate peer information list according to the first personal information and providing the first candidate peer information list to the current user for selection; receiving at least one piece of first peer information selected by the current user from the first candidate peer information list; searching for a recommended user according to an information peer exchange principle, wherein the information peer exchange principle comprises that personal information of the recommended user matches with the at least one piece of first peer information selected by the current user, and the first personal information matches with at least one piece of first peer information selected by the recommended user; and providing information of the recommended user to the current user. A user matching apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Qi Liu
  • Patent number: 11011047
    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: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TYCO Fire & Security GMBH
    Inventors: Shai Lifshitz, Daniel Rettig
  • Patent number: 11009601
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a monitoring method, a monitoring system and a control device for a human-body security-inspection device. The monitoring method includes: collecting operation parameters of preset monitoring points in target circuit modules of the human-body security-inspection device; obtaining parameter ranges according to module identifiers of the target circuit modules and monitoring-point identifiers of the preset monitoring points, wherein the parameter ranges are associated with the module identifiers and the monitoring-point identifiers respectively; determining whether the operation parameters are in the parameter ranges respectively, and then determining location information of a fault point according to the module identifiers and the monitoring-point identifiers if any of the operation parameters is not in a corresponding parameter range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: SHENZHEN CCT THZ TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., CHINA COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunchao Qi, Rong Wang, Xiongwei Huang, Chao Sun, Xiaoxiang Hou
  • Patent number: 10973720
    Abstract: A method of determining information about a device includes the steps of 1) acquiring an image of at least a portion of the device, 2) comparing the information content of the image to the information content of at least one record of a library, and, 3) if the comparison is positive, reporting that the device is in the possible state represented by the library record. A method which depends on calculations based on the acquired image rather than on comparison of the information content of the image to the information content of one or more library records is also disclosed. A system for determining the state of the device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric D. Benz, John D. Christie, Michael M. Frondorf, Gavin M. Monson, Douglas A. Seim, Arpit S. Shah, Dan R. Tallent, James D. Voll
  • Patent number: 10972813
    Abstract: An electronic device is operated by detecting a tag having a sensor associated therewith and being configured to transmit information over a defined distance using a short range wireless protocol, and receiving sensor information transmitted by the tag over the communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SONY NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Ljung, Johan Wadman
  • Patent number: 10970992
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for alerting an emergency responder to an emergency, which includes a processor obtaining data from at least one sensor, determining, that the data indicates an emergency condition, based on the determining, obtaining location information and a unique identifier, and communicating the location information and the unique identifier to a node via a network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Choprix LLC
    Inventors: Hilary J. Cholhan, Remy Cholhan
  • Patent number: 10950106
    Abstract: Techniques are described for moving asset location tracking and monitoring system technology. A system monitors for events related to a monitoring system that monitors a fixed property and the system detects an event related to the monitoring system based on the monitoring. The system performs an operation that leverages geographic location tracking of at least one mobile asset associated with the fixed property based on the detected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Alison Jane Slavin, Jean-Paul Martin, Daniel J. Ramos
  • Patent number: 10916120
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for a communication device for guards in controlled environments. The communication device is established based on an indoor wireless infrastructure in the controlled environment, receiving wireless positioning signals to calculate and determine the real-time location of a user carrying the device. The indoor wireless positioning can be combined with other available positioning methods to provide highly accurate positioning information of the guard. The communication device detects, monitors, and records activities of the guard during a period of time, and is controlled by the control center. The control center and the communication device respond quickly to different abnormal situations. In addition, the communication device detects contraband electronic devices and monitor surroundings of the guard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen L. Hodge
  • Patent number: 10911900
    Abstract: A multiple object location assembly includes a tracking unit that is wearable on a user. The tracking unit has a plurality of communication channels that is each programmable to have a distance alarm is set to a pre-determined trigger distance. A plurality of transmitting units is provided and each of the transmitting units broadcasts a tracking signal to the tracking unit. each of the transmitting units is coupled to a respective one of a plurality of objects and the tracking signal broadcast by each of the transmitting units is associated with the respective object. Each of the transmitting units is assigned to a respective one of the communication channels in the tracking unit. Moreover, the distance alarm in a respective one of the communication channels is turned on when the transmitter assigned to the respective communication channel moves beyond the pre-determined trigger distance from the tracking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Michael White
  • Patent number: 10909840
    Abstract: A monitoring device includes a housing enclosing electronic circuitry including a light emitter array and first and second light receivers, a band lockably attachable to the housing, the band including a first optical filament, a second optical filament, and mounting holes between the first and second optical filaments, the mounting holes being part of a locking mechanism that locks the band to the housing. Both ends of the band are attached to the housing, the first optical filament at least partially defines a first optical path between the light emitter array and the first light receiver, and the second optical filament at least partially defines a second optical path between the light emitter array and the second light receiver. Different alert levels will issue based on whether unexpected light is received on the different optical paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SATELLITE TRACKING OF PEOPLE LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Freathy
  • Patent number: 10869616
    Abstract: A neural monitoring system for detecting an artificially-induced mechanical muscle response to a stimulus provided within an intracorporeal treatment area includes a mechanical sensor, a stimulator, and a processor. The processor is configured to provide a periodic stimulus via the stimulator, and monitor the output from the mechanical sensor in an expected response window that follows one stimulus, yet concludes before the application of the next, subsequent stimulus to determine if the stimulus induced a response of the muscle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wybo, Aashish Shah, Tarik Yardibi, Emir Osmanagic, Darren Scarfe
  • Patent number: 10827056
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically initiating the transmission of a silent emergency message via a mobile computing device are provided. A mobile device may receive a plurality of indications of a plurality of external buttons of the mobile computing device being pressed over a time interval. Based on the plurality of indications, the mobile computing device may determine that two or more external buttons have been pressed in a fixed sequence over the time interval. In response to determining that the two or more external buttons of the mobile computing device have been pressed in the fixed sequence, the mobile computing device may silently transmit a message to a computing device associated with an emergency contact, without activating a display screen of the device or making sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang