Including Personal Portable Device Patents (Class 340/539.11)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10812939
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a position of a first responder in a building, where the first responder is using a radio, and using a distributed antenna system. Each antenna has a level detector to detect and measure a strength of an input signal from the radio of the first responder to produce a level signal, a time tagger to tag the detected input signal with a timing signal, and a communication module to transmit the level signal and timing signal. A sensor processor connected with a signal distribution network is configured to receive the signal level and timing signal from the signal distribution network of each of the plurality of antennas, to determine the position of the radio relative to each of the plurality of antennas according to the level signal and timing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NEXTIVITY, INC.
    Inventor: Michiel Petrus Lotter
  • Patent number: 10805742
    Abstract: The present application discloses a hearing prosthesis configured to alert a user of the presence of sound while operating in a sound awareness mode of operation. When a user of the hearing aid removes the external sound processor and microphone, traditionally, a hearing prosthesis does not produce any audio stimulus. Here, the systems and methods will alert a user to sounds in his or her environment when the external sound processor and microphone are decoupled from the internal components of the hearing prosthesis. In some embodiments, the hearing prosthesis may have an acoustic receiver that is implanted in the recipient. The implanted acoustic detector may be used to detect an aspect of a sound above a threshold level. The threshold may be chosen so the detected sound is a loud sound such as a fire alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: COCHLEAR LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Bart Jos van Gerwen
  • Patent number: 10802568
    Abstract: This application relates to techniques that adjust the sleep states of a computing device based on proximity detection and predicted user activity. Proximity detection procedures can be used to determine a proximity between the computing device and a remote computing device coupled to the user. Based on these proximity detection procedures, the computing device can either correspondingly increase or decrease the amount power supplied to the various components during either a low-power sleep state or a high-power sleep state. Additionally, historical user activity data gathered on the computing device can be used to predict when the user will likely use the computing device. Based on the gathered historical user activity, deep sleep signals and light sleep signals can be issued at a time when the computing device is placed within a sleep state which can cause it to immediately enter either a low-power sleep state or a high-power sleep state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Varaprasad V. Lingutla, Kartik R. Venkatraman, Cyril de la Cropte de Chanterac, Bob Bradley, Marc J. Krochmal, Matthew D. Perkins, Christopher S. Linn, Akshay Mangalam Srivatsa
  • Patent number: 10800646
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more systems and/or techniques for labeling a refill contain and/or for enabling operation of the refill container by a dispensing system based upon one or more indicia of the label satisfying a dispensing key are provided. In an example, a label may be applied to a refill container. The label may comprise a first region having a first indicia that may correspond to a shape, color, and/or texture (e.g., a yellow star indicia). A dispensing system may enable operation of the refill container (e.g., installation and/or dispensing of material from the refill container) based upon the first indicia satisfying a dispensing key (e.g., a yellow key component and/or a star shape component). Otherwise, the dispensing system does not enable operation of the refill container (e.g., the refill container is not genuine or is not an appropriate refill container type).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jackson William Wegelin, Chip W. Curtis
  • Patent number: 10795573
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a touchscreen having an input area and a processor. The apparatus also includes a memory that stores program code. The program code is executable by the processor to determine a location within the input area. The location corresponds to a position of at least a portion of an object relative to the input area. Further, the program code is executable by the processor to generate an output associated with an indication to move the object toward a region of the input area. The output is based on a comparison of the position of the object to the region. The region corresponds to a key of a keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce J. MacIsaac, Rosanna S. Mannan, Lloyd A. Walls
  • Patent number: 10796512
    Abstract: Novel techniques are described for automated physical package delivery with end-to-end package security. For example, a sender can secure contents of a physical package using an electronic lock locked using a lock code. The lock code is encrypted by applying an encryption key to generate an encrypted lock code. The encryption key is generated in accordance with a decryption key associated with the recipient, such that application of the decryption key by the recipient to the encrypted lock code can generate an unlock code to unlock the electronic lock. An intermediary automated package delivery system can provide one or more end-to-end security features, including facilitating key exchange features between the sender and recipient, applying additional sensor tag features, and directing autonomous delivery features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Rima Shah, Swapnil Tilaye
  • Patent number: 10785563
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an equipment capable of simultaneous measurements of surround sound reproduction and noise source localization in closed or open space. The systems and methods are particularly used when surround sound reproduction and noise source localization are required in a moving object of a closed space. A moving object in a closed space is not limited to a specific product, as for example, an automobile, a train, an elevator, or the like can be considered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kawata
  • Patent number: 10776593
    Abstract: One example of a computer-implemented method comprises retrieving passenger data of a plurality of passengers on an aircraft, the passenger data including data associating each of the plurality of passengers with a respective luggage; and calculating a respective estimated arrival time for each of the plurality of passengers to arrive at a baggage claim based on movement data associated with a path between an arrival gate and the baggage claim. The method further comprises determining a placement order for placing the respective luggage of each of the plurality of passengers on a baggage claim belt based on the calculated respective estimated arrival time for each of the plurality of passengers; and communicating the placement order to at least one device associated with the respective luggage of each of the plurality of passengers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Pramod Verma, Rachel Leekin, Kuntal Dey, Seema Nagar
  • Patent number: 10777097
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are provided for assisting a user through a guidance mode activity. Such a user may be visually or otherwise impaired, or a user requiring help for other reasons. In some embodiments, a client device, held or worn by the user, may comprise a video capture device and several sensors, and may send video data and sensor data to a server. The server may comprise a processor and artificial intelligence. The server may send the video data and sensor data to an agent device. The agent device may provide content for display on an agent interface. An agent may view the agent interface, and assist the user in real time through audio instructions or other feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AIRA TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suman Kanuganti, Yuja Chang, Lawrence Bock
  • Patent number: 10777057
    Abstract: A premises security system for providing audio simulating occupancy of a premises. The system includes a video doorbell having a presence sensor and a security hub component communicatively coupled with the video doorbell. The security hub component includes a microphone for capturing sound within the premises, at least one speaker positioned within the premises, an audio driver for driving the speaker, a storage device, and a processor coupled to the microphone, the storage device, and the audio driver. The processor executes machine-readable instructions that control the processor to: capture, using the microphone, audio content of sounds within the premises; store the audio content in the storage device; and control the audio driver to play the audio content through the speaker in response to receiving an indication of the presence of a visitor from the video doorbell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Patent number: 10775514
    Abstract: A system of particle detectors can determine the location of a source without rotations or iterations. Embodiments of the system may comprise a middle detector flanked by two shield plates, with two side detector panels exterior to the shields. The middle detector may be positioned toward the front and orthogonal to the side detectors. By comparing a ratio of the detector data to a predetermined angular correlation function, the system can determine both the sign and magnitude of the source angle in real-time. Embodiments of the system can rapidly and automatically localize sources including nuclear and radiological weapons materials, whether in vehicles or cargo containers, and can provide improved sensitivity in walk-through personnel portal applications, enable enhanced detection of hidden weapons by a mobile area scanner, and enable a hand-held survey meter that indicates the radiation level as well as the location of the source of radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: David Edward Newman
  • Patent number: 10773900
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for assigning one or more conveyor belts to convey a plurality of items. The computer-implemented method determines an availability of one or more conveyor belts, determines a quantity of a plurality of items to be loaded onto the one or more conveyor belts, and assigns the one or more conveyor belts to convey the plurality of items, based on the determined quantity of the plurality of items to be loaded onto the one or more conveyor belts. The computer-implemented method further tracks a location of each of the plurality of items on the assigned one or more conveyor belts, associates each of the plurality of items with a user, and directs the user to the one or more conveyor belts based on the tracked location of each of the plurality of items associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Florian Pinel, Shikhar Kwatra, Russell Patrick Bobbitt
  • Patent number: 10769875
    Abstract: A system for use to secure delivered packages can include a box, at least one electromechanically operated security door securing access to the box and a control panel for receiving input to release the electromechanically secured door from the box. Communications components, alarms and cameras can also be associated with the box to facilitate its security and operation for package receipt (delivery) and security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Marc T. Arellano, Luis M. Ortiz, Thomas Romero
  • Patent number: 10750978
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Patent number: 10752262
    Abstract: A vehicle computer is communicatively coupled to a portable computing device and is programmed to detect, in a vehicle sensor, a sound outside of the vehicle and to actuate, in the portable computing device, a haptic output based at least in part on the detected sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Omar Makke, Haysam M. Kadry
  • Patent number: 10748409
    Abstract: A method of providing an activity notification is provided. The method includes registering, by the device, information about the activity notification according to a request for registering the activity notification, and transmitting, by the device, the registered information about the activity notification to a management device, wherein the management device performs a process of providing the activity notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Han-joo Chae, Hyun-soo Nah, Jong-hyun Ryu, Sang-ok Cha, Seung-eok Choi, Won-young Choi
  • Patent number: 10742793
    Abstract: In a base station device, a receiver receives a normal signal from one terminal device included in one of a plurality of groups each including a plurality of terminal devices. The transmitter transmits the normal signal received by the receiver to the rest of the terminal devices included in the group. When the receiver has received an emergency signal from one terminal device included in one group, the transmitter transmits the emergency signal that has been received by the receiver to the rest of the terminal devices included in the group and terminal devices other than those in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masamichi Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10722421
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products estimate distances to aid a visually impaired user of a mobile device. As the user carries the mobile device, a camera in the mobile device captures images of a walking cane. The images of the walking cane are analyzed to infer a distance between a tip of the walking cane and the mobile device. The distance may then be used by navigational tools to aid the visually impaired user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Loc Yu
  • Patent number: 10726425
    Abstract: A system for generating a customized communication with a customer is described, and includes: a near field communication (NFC) reader for receiving, from the customer, a request for an interaction; an input device for receiving an input from the customer, wherein the input includes a customer credential; a processor for: receiving a request, from a near field communication (NFC) enabled device, for an interaction with a customer; requesting a valid customer credential from the customer; receiving an input from the customer in response to a request for the valid customer credential to achieve a received customer credential; determining a validity of the received customer credential; and generating, after the determining the validity of the received customer credential, client information customized for the customer based upon a customer account linked to a determined valid customer credential to achieve a generated customized client information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Comenity LLC
    Inventors: Ramesh Korra, Randy West, James Walz
  • Patent number: 10726703
    Abstract: A phone proximity alarm system for inhibiting a user from losing an electronic device includes an electronic device that has an electronic memory. The electronic memory stores location software which has the capability of setting a trigger distance for the electronic device. An alarm unit is provided and the alarm unit is carried by a user of the electronic device. The alarm unit is in electrical communication with the electronic device and the electronic device broadcasts a tracking signal to the alarm unit. The alarm unit is turned on to emit an audible alarm when the strength of the tracking signal falls below a pre-determined threshold. In this way the alarm unit audibly alerts a user that the user is a risk of losing the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Norman La Plante
  • Patent number: 10714216
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present inventive concept leverage RSS patterns, accelerometer patterns, hygiene event information, and hub locations to increase accuracy of room-level positioning of objects and people, and to ensure a high accuracy detection of zone entry and/or exit times in an indoor environment, all of which facilitate an accurate hand hygiene compliance monitoring system in hospitals and other medical facilities, as well as a variety of other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SwipeSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Jori Hardman, Harikrishna K. Rajabather, Won Il Kim, Nathan Lloyd Ward, Yuri F. Malina
  • Patent number: 10713923
    Abstract: A system, device and processes that can provide a user with a way to prevent the loss or misplacement of their eyeglass frames (or other item) in the situation in which the eyeglasses (or other item) has been taken off and placed on a table, or otherwise left behind, etc. Embodiments of the invention incorporate a wireless communications technology, such as a Bluetooth module or similar functional module that is embedded into the eyeglass frame during manufacture and is therefore an integral part of the frame. In the case of an item other than eyeglass frames, the Bluetooth module may be embedded into a clasp, link, setting, or a part of a device (such as a laptop computer).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: FetchFind LLC
    Inventors: Ann Sacks, Sean S. McGinley
  • Patent number: 10694979
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a patient with Alzheimer's disease positioning and retrieval assembly carrying an original location, including a sealing box, the upper part of the sealing box is the control part, and the lower part thereof is the display part. The locking outer plate, is fixedly connected to an alarm device communicating with the control part; the display part includes a display positioning sleeve provided within the sealing box. The display positioning sleeve comprises a display glass sleeve, a display sealing block and a display pressing column from front to back. The display glass sleeve is internally sleeved sealingly with a horizontal display glass block, a cardboard is disposed between the display sealing block and the display glass block, the front panel of the sealing box is provided with a display port fitting the display glass block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DONGGUAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jun Deng, Mengyao Lai
  • Patent number: 10685554
    Abstract: A system including at least one detector and a central station in two-way communication with the detector is provided. The detector can include an ambient condition sensing element, a motion sensor, control circuitry, and two-way communications hardware. The control circuitry can determine an alarm event based on a first signal received from the ambient condition sensing element and can transmit an alarm signal to the communications hardware during the alarm event. The control circuitry can also determine a man-down event based on a second signal received from the motion sensor and transmit a man-down alarm signal to the communications hardware during the man-down event. The two-way communications hardware can transmit at least one of the gas alarm signal and the man-down alarm signal to a remote location, and the two-way communications hardware can receive a status inquiry from the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen David Worthington, Jerry Wayne Evans, Patrick Gerard Hogan
  • Patent number: 10684629
    Abstract: A detection system is provided for a distributed water infrastructure to determine a human health or lifestyle state from detected water usage patterns. The system receives signals indicative of water usage from at least one sensor upstream of a plurality of appliances, and determines from the signals a current water usage pattern. The system accesses a database of a plurality of stored water usage patterns, associated with a human health or lifestyle state, compares the pattern with stored water usage patterns and, based on the comparison, identifies a human health or lifestyle condition reflected by the current water usage pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Wint WI Ltd.
    Inventor: Alon Haim Gal
  • Patent number: 10672256
    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: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO FIRE & SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Shai Lifshitz, Daniel Rettig
  • Patent number: 10672087
    Abstract: A merchant management system including an order management application to manage customer orders for bespoke or made-to-order goods and determine a suitable allocation of order volume to respective available merchants. The order management application collects, determines, and considers “online” activity data and “offline” activity data in generating a suitability score for each available merchant as it relates to allocation of an existing order volume or a projected order volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Yan Tseytlin
  • Patent number: 10672258
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided for determining injuries to occupants (e.g., drivers, passengers, etc.) of a vehicle after an accident. A telematics system may be configured to receive telematics data from one or more vehicles involved in an accident. Using the received telematics data, a computing device of the telematics system may determine whether injuries were sustained by passengers of the one or more vehicles. In response to the determination, the computing device may perform one or more pre-first notice of loss assessments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: John P. Kelsh, Clint J. Marlow, Nicole M. Hildebrandt
  • Patent number: 10663307
    Abstract: A guidance assistance system and the like for reducing an influence on a deviation of a crowd from a travel route are provided. The guidance assistance system includes deviation risk evaluation means for deriving a deviation risk representing an influence on a deviation of a crowd from a travel route at a predetermined point on the travel route based on information relating to circumstances of the travel route and a route related to the travel route, and priority order determining means for determining an order of priority relating to arrangement of a guide sign that guides the crowd based on the deviation risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kumiko Tadano
  • Patent number: 10652697
    Abstract: A locator assembly is provided. The locator assembly includes an article of wear and a location sending device embedded in the article of wear. A bio-related electric generator is connected to the location sending device for providing power for the location sending device. A system for locating a person and a locating method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 10629048
    Abstract: In an example method, a mobile device obtains a signal indicating an acceleration measured by a sensor over a time period. The mobile device determines an impact experienced by the user based on the signal. The mobile device also determines, based on the signal, one or more first motion characteristics of the user during a time prior to the impact, and one or more second motion characteristics of the user during a time after the impact. The mobile device determines that the user has fallen based on the impact, the one or more first motion characteristics of the user, and the one or more second motion characteristics of the user, and in response, generates a notification indicating that the user has fallen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xing Tan, Huayu Ding, Parisa Deleh Hossein Zadeh, Harshavardhan Mylapilli, Hung A. Pham, Karthik Jayaraman Raghuram, Yann Jerome Julien Renard, Sheena Sharma, Alexander Singh Alvarado, Umamahesh Srinivas, Xiaoyuan Tu, Hengliang Zhang, Geoffrey Louis Chi-Johnston, Vivek Garg
  • Patent number: 10617875
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating telemetry between a medical device and an external device are provided. In one example, a medical device includes a classification component and a communication component. The classification component is configured to determine a classification for data generated by the medical device. The classification component is also configured to determine an urgency level for an advertising data packet based on the classification for the data. The communication component is also configured to broadcast the advertising data packet for the medical device at a defined beaconing rate based on the urgency level for the advertising data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade M. Demmer, Charles R. Gordon, Matthew R. Yoder, Val D. Eisele, Matthew P. Hanly, James R. Peichel, Nicholas C. Wine, Ryan D. Wyszynski, Eric R. Williams
  • Patent number: 10623796
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for detecting a smart phone to enable content. An embodiment operates by detecting that a mobile device is within a vicinity of a media device. A different set of media options corresponding to the mobile device is determined. The media device is configured with the different set of media options. An indication that the media device has been configured with the different set of media options is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory M. Garner, Joseph Hollinger
  • Patent number: 10614828
    Abstract: Disclosed is an augmented reality system to generate and cause display of an augmented reality interface at a client device. Various embodiments may detect speech, identify a source of the speech, transcribe the speech to a text string, generate a speech bubble based on properties of the speech and that includes a presentation of the text string, and cause display of the speech bubble at a location in the augmented reality interface based on the source of the speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Piers Cowburn, Qi Pan, Eitan Pilipski
  • Patent number: 10601603
    Abstract: Integrating functionality in a line powered device of a facility is described herein. One method includes integrating, in a line powered device of a facility that has a first functionality, a second functionality, obtaining, by the line powered device, information associated with the facility using the second functionality, and sending, by the line powered device, the information associated with the facility obtained using the second functionality to a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Vijayakumari Mahasenan, Aravind Padmanabhan, Samuel George Fenton
  • Patent number: 10593190
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing a security system which presents operational status information to a user are disclosed. A sensor can detect a security event and receive identifying information from an electronic device. A controller device is communicatively coupled to the sensor to receive the security event, to determine whether the identifying information detected with the sensor is from the electronic device of an authorized user, and to provide an operational status message to the electronic device via a communications link when it is determined to be authorized. The electronic device provides identifying information to the sensor, receives the operational status message via the communications link, and displays the operational status message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Boettcher, David Hendler Sloo, Jeffrey Alan Boyd, Sophie Le Guen
  • Patent number: 10581986
    Abstract: A system that allows participating users to find other users with similar interests or characteristics based on a map area on a requesting device and the characteristics of each user. The system only reports a counter so as to preserve user anonymity and safety. The system preserves the user anonymity and safety in even granular searches using zoomed-in map views by comparing a map elevation level with a threshold and then a counted number of matched devices against a number of devices threshold. If the map is too zoomed in and there are not enough devices within the zoomed in area, the system does not provide a counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Turnoutt, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Tasdemiroglu, James Richard Puccini, Jason Connolly, Andrew Firoved, Patrick MacDowell, Noel Eom
  • Patent number: 10535249
    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: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Choprix LLC
    Inventors: Hilary J. Cholhan, Remy Cholhan
  • Patent number: 10505749
    Abstract: Integrating functionality in a line powered device of a facility is described herein. One method includes integrating, in a line powered device of a facility that has a first functionality, a second functionality, obtaining, by the line powered device, information associated with the facility using the second functionality, and sending, by the line powered device, the information associated with the facility obtained using the second functionality to a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Arun Vijayakumari Mahasenan, Aravind Padmanabhan, Samuel George Fenton
  • Patent number: 10497246
    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: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Antony Arnold, Allison Maya Russell, Zachariah Lord Wasson, II, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen
  • Patent number: 10490005
    Abstract: Method and devices for making access decisions in a secure access network are provided. The access decisions are made by one or more portable credentials using data and algorithms stored on or received by two or more credentials. Since access decisions are made by the portable credential or credentials, non-networked hosts or local hosts can be employed that do not necessarily need to be connected to a central access controller or database, thereby reducing the cost of building and maintaining the secure access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Caterino, Fredrik Carl Stefan Einberg, Philip Hoyer, Daniel Berg, Masha Leah Davis