Tracking Location (e.g., Gps, Etc.) Patents (Class 340/539.13)
  • Patent number: 11687637
    Abstract: In biometric ticketing, physical token-less ticketing system using biometrics, a person may be identified using a digital representation of a biometric. Ticketing information may be ascertained based on the identification. The ticketing information may be provided, actions may be performed using the ticketing information, and so on. In some implementations, a checkpoint device receives biometric data from a person. A digital representation of the biometric data is used to obtain an identifier from an identification system. The digital representation of the biometric data may not be included in the identifier. The identifier is used by to obtain ticketing information from a ticketing system. The person may be allowed or denied entry into a ticketed area based on the ticketing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: ALCLEAR. LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Cornick, Kevin Lupowitz, Matthew Snyder, Joe Trelin
  • Patent number: 11682283
    Abstract: An electronic patient monitoring system and method of operation that includes one or more generally non-metal, tamper-resistant patient identification and monitoring devices, an observer transmitter/receiver device configured to receive and detect one or more beacon signals that exceed a predetermined threshold from at least one of the not easily removable patient identification and monitoring devices, set a time to hold open a window for a response on the transmitter/receiver device, and send a request for information to the observer with the transmitter/receiver device, and a central computer system. Each of the transmitter/receiver device and the central computer system, including, at least, a computer processor, communications components and system software to communicate with the observer transmitter/receiver device at specified/predetermined time intervals to receive observer- and patient-specific information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Invisalert Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Nagy, Michele Marcolongo, Regina Widdows, Jonathan D. Albert, Eric Chang, Jason Zerweck
  • Patent number: 11670099
    Abstract: A method for validating objects appearing in volumetric video presentations includes obtaining a volumetric video presentation depicting a scene, wherein the volumetric video presentation is associated with a metadata file containing identifying information for the scene, identifying user-generated content that depicts the scene, by matching metadata associated with the user-generated content to the metadata file associated with the volumetric video presentation, comparing a first object appearing in the volumetric video presentation to a corresponding second object appearing in the user-generated content, assigning a score to the first object based on the comparing, wherein the score indicates a probability that the first object has not been manipulated, and altering the volumetric video presentation to filter the first object from the volumetric video presentation when the score falls below a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky, David Crawford Gibbon, Lee Begeja, Paul Triantafyllou
  • Patent number: 11665506
    Abstract: A system of advanced interaction with transportable containers, such as suitcases, trolleys, trunks, backpacks, crates, or the like, includes transportable containers, each of which is equipped with a respective transponder which carries at least one corresponding identification code. Each transponder allows polling by a contactless information transmission technology, such as RFID or NFC, for communication at least of the corresponding identification code. The system also includes a remote processing unit, suitable for the management of a central data bank, which contains information related to the transportable containers and to their association with the corresponding identification codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: G.T. LINE S.R.L.
    Inventor: Massimo Tonelli
  • Patent number: 11640754
    Abstract: This invention relates to a security tag for use in a retail environment. In particular this invention relates to a security tag including a flexible member or lanyard that can be formed into a loop to attach the security tag to an article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Sekura Global IP LLP
    Inventor: Russell Napthine
  • Patent number: 11636932
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable media are provided for facilitating clinical decision making, and in particular, decision making based on a third party's clinical situation by determining and providing useful, up-to-date information, such as patient-related information to a decision maker. In one embodiment, a user first identifies an information item concerning a patient. Based on that item, a set of related information items is determined and prioritized, and a reference pointer, which identifies the set of related information, is generated. The reference pointer is communicated to the user's mobile device. Subsequently, the user's mobile device requests information from the set of information items associated with the reference pointer, and provides information authorization information. Following authentication of the user's credentials, updates of information from the set of information items may be communicated to the user's mobile device as they become available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventor: Douglas S. McNair
  • Patent number: 11622254
    Abstract: A network system receives an order request from a requesting device including a list of requested items and a delivery location. The network system may create an order entry by selecting a source location and a provider for the order. The network system sends order information from the order entry to a provider device of the selected provider and a source device corresponding to the source location, where the order information includes an order identifier, a source identifier, and a provider identifier. The provider device broadcasts a beacon including the source identifier and the order identifier. The provider device detects a short range beacon signal from the source device and determines whether the detected source identifier and order identifier match the received source identifier and order identifier from the order information. Responsive to a successful match the provider device verifies its proximity to the source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Swanson, Zachary Tyler Stewart, Erick Chang
  • Patent number: 11620889
    Abstract: A method of triggering a security alert using a tracking device, including detecting motion using a motion sensor of the tracking device, determining that the detected motion meets a motion threshold, detecting one or more wireless access points in proximity to the tracking device, determining that the one or more wireless access points do not correspond to a recognized wireless access point, and in accordance with the determination that the one or more detected wireless access points do not correspond to a recognized wireless access point, triggering a security alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: 3SI Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon Lawrence Cromer, Quang Ngoc Tran, Terry L. Hipp, Anthony Hugh Green, David Philip Aldoretta
  • Patent number: 11611552
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a computer implemented method for verifying a computing device and preferably an operator associated with a security system, wherein the security system is specifically adapted for ensuring that the correct security operator is performing the correct task. The present disclosure also relates to a corresponding security system and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Irisity AB
    Inventors: Marcus Bäcklund, Victor Hagelbäck
  • Patent number: 11604079
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium has instructions executed by a processor to adaptively increase Markov chain kernel window width while processing global positioning system (gps) samples as a function of the ratio between geodesic distances of a current route to an actual geodesic distance between pairs of gps samples. The total cost of different kernel sequences is found based on an aggregated sum of shortest path runs through graph edges within different kernel sequences. Road weights are modified based on relative distance of prospective snap locations of road segments to the gps points, so that the shortest path runs with respect to all possible snap locations are selected. Selected kernel sequences are presented as a proposed mapped vehicle route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Kinetica DB, Inc.
    Inventor: Bilge Kaan Karamete
  • Patent number: 11600168
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and technical methods of the present disclosure leverage digital visitor logs from confinement facilities to identify people of interest that may be involved in incidents to which first responders are dispatched. When a phone call is received at phone public safety access point, a first query including a name associated with the call is transmitted to a digital visitor log for a confinement facility. A digital response to the first query identifies a visitee who was visited by a visitor by that name while the visitee was in confinement. The visitee's name is then transmitted in a second query to a digital repository containing release records; a digital response indicates the visitee was released before the call was received. An electronic notification that identifies the visitee is transmitted to a device associated with an agent who is responding to the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: James C Duran, Doris E Ford, Yanyan Hu, Matthew Seeley
  • Patent number: 11594026
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method performed by a processing system including a processor, including receiving, from an augmented reality device, image data associated with a visual apparatus, determining whether the image data indicates a marker, and, responsive to determining that the image date indicates the marker, determining a first characteristic associated with a user of the augmented reality device, and sending a notification to an advertising server responsive to determining the image data includes the marker, where the advertising server sends content data to the augmented reality device responsive to the notification, and where the content data is selected by the advertising server according to the first characteristic associated with the user of the augmented reality device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Kunwar Handa
  • Patent number: 11580840
    Abstract: A device, method and system for assigning alerts to sensor analytics engines is provided. A device one or more of generates and receives an alert to perform a search for a target object. The device determines a geographic area in which to perform the search for the target object. The device determines sensors available in the geographic area for use in the search for the target object. The device, in response to the sensors meeting a threshold condition, assigns the alert to a sensor analytics engine to search for the target object using the sensors. The device, in response to the sensors not meeting the threshold condition, provides the alert to one or more communication devices to initiate a human-based search for the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Francesca Schuler, James C. Duran, Christine K. Rapala, Allen F. Bonney, Christopher E. Blackshear
  • Patent number: 11568722
    Abstract: A criminal act detection system may include a device processor; and a non-transitory computer readable medium including instructions executable by the device processor to perform the following steps: receiving data from a plurality of geographically distributed personal electronic devices; determining, based on the data received from the personal electronic devices, that conduct consistent with a criminal act has occurred; and sending information pertaining to the conduct consistent with a criminal act to one or more of the personal electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Edward Manuel Alonzo, III, James A. Wheeler
  • Patent number: 11556863
    Abstract: This invention discloses a novel system and method for distributing electronic ticketing such that the ticket is verified at the entrance to venues by means of an animation or other human perceptible verifying visual object that is selected by the venue for the specific event. Tins removes the need to use a bar-code scanner on an LCD display of a cell phone or other device and speeds up the rate at which human ticket takers can verify ticket holders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Bytemark, Inc.
    Inventors: Micah Bergdale, Matthew Grasser, Christopher Guess, Nicholas Ihm, Samuel Krueckeberg, Gregory Valyer
  • Patent number: 11551181
    Abstract: A method at an asset tracking device, the method including activating a receiver at the asset tracking device; obtaining an intelligent transportation system message using the receiver; determining a position from the intelligent transportation system message; and reporting the determined position to a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Ian Christopher Drummond Doig, Stephen John Barrett
  • Patent number: 11547092
    Abstract: This device and process is a Special Search Dog Pack and Process for Faster Dog Aided Search, Dog Only Search and Rescue and other Dog Aided Uses for enabling Faster, Dog-Only Search. Particularly this process uses a search pack device that contains specific rescue contents used for and related to a faster search method. Here, the search dog has an attached pack with a tracking device and rescue contents that can be carried directly to a victim without the need of an attending person. Once found the victim can then communicate back to a search party and/or the search party can quickly and accurately locate the victim via the cell phone or GPS device for a precise and faster rescue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventor: Dann M Allen
  • Patent number: 11538331
    Abstract: A mobile access device includes a memory, a transceiver and a control module. The memory is configured to store incident information. The transceiver is configured to report the incident information to a relay station. The transceiver is at least one of ultra-wideband enabled or personal area network enabled. The control module is configured to: execute an emergency alerting application; transmit an alert signal from the mobile access device to the relay station indicating an incident has occurred; collect the incident information including at least one of (i) capturing audio or video of the incident, or (ii) receiving a descriptive comments from a user of the mobile access device; generate a report message including the incident information; and perform countermeasures including sending the report message to the relay station. At least one of the alert signal or the report message includes a unique signal identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sibu Varughese, Martin Nespolo, Gareth Webb, Thomas Krzyzak, Wilson Yim, Matthew Johnson
  • Patent number: 11537266
    Abstract: The application provides a method, apparatus, and electronic device for displaying application interfaces. The method may be implementable on a server. By the method, a current phase associated with a trip of a user may be determined, and interface configuration information corresponding to the current phase is determined for configuring a scenario-based interface of an application. Subsequently, the server sends the determined interface configuration information to the a client of the user, for the client to display the scenario-based interface of the application to the user according to the determined interface configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Dong Wang
  • Patent number: 11538242
    Abstract: A system is provided which utilizes multiple combinations of object location technology to locate objects and direct users to them, and which provides reliable owner recognition and ownership verification with the use of displayed augmented reality with a predefined image of the object and/or the user. Further, the system utilizes augmented reality fingerprint markers. When the augmented reality fingerprint marker is positioned on an object and scanned with a smart device, information relating to the object is superimposed on the object displayed on the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Carl Lamont
  • Patent number: 11507180
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application that allows users to associate input schemes with physical objects in an augmented reality environment. Specifically, the media guidance application may recognize physical objects in an augmented reality environment and allow users to identify input schemes to associate with the physical objects, wherein the input schemes are ways in which users may control presentation of media content by interacting with the physical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Edison Lin
  • Patent number: 11502843
    Abstract: This specification discloses devices and methods for a security concept that includes an immobile hardware token (e.g., a “wall token” that is fixed within a wall) which ensures that the more sensitive actions of electronic banking (e.g., money transfers of large sums to foreign bank accounts) can only be done from the account owner's home, but not from a remote place. However, other less sensitive (and lower security risk) actions can still be done from anywhere else. In some embodiments, the hardware token includes sensors to ensure that the token is not moved or tampered with, interfaces to provide distance bounding, and a crypto-processor to provide secure authentication. The distance bounding can be used to determine if the authentication device is in close proximity to the hardware token, which can in turn ensure that the authentication device is within the account owner's home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Jan-Peter Schat
  • Patent number: 11496593
    Abstract: This document is related to enhanced tracking and reporting. An example method may comprise receiving an electronic signal associated with an officer account. The example method may comprise receiving, by a processor, historical data associated with at least one parolee account that is associated with the officer account. The example method may comprise automatically displaying a second set of user interface elements comprising a plurality of sections. The example method may comprise displaying user check-in data in a first section of the second set of user interface elements. The example method may comprise displaying user location data in a second section of the second set of user interface elements. The example method may comprise displaying user interface elements to approve or deny pending check-ins in a third section of the second set of user interface elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: CHECKUPS CORP.
    Inventor: Enrique Pavlioglou
  • Patent number: 11496874
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and media capable of generating and implementing emergency flows. The emergency flow is highly customizable and can connect with various stakeholders (user, emergency contacts, corporate representatives, emergency service provider personnel, etc.). The systems, methods, and media can be triggered in various ways including user input (e.g. voice command) or by sensors (e.g. by using sound detection capabilities).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Henry Katz, Zvika Ferentz, Jeffrey Sternberg, Nicholas Edward Horelik, Michael John Martin
  • Patent number: 11496859
    Abstract: First receiving a first location in a path of a wireless device and a second location in the path, a first odometer value associated with the device corresponding to the first location, and a second odometer value associated with the device corresponding to the second location, wherein the path comprises a set of ordered locations. Determining a recommended distance between the first location and the second location. Determining a magnitude of a difference between the first odometer value and the second odometer value. Determining that the magnitude is greater than a threshold. Identifying, in response to the third determining, at least one candidate missing jurisdiction. Presenting each candidate missing jurisdiction. Second receiving a selection of each presented identified candidate missing jurisdiction. First predicting at least one node in the path in the selected jurisdiction. Second predicting a missing path including the first location, each predicted node, and the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Omnitracs, LLC
    Inventor: Lakshmi Kuchipudi
  • Patent number: 11490222
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that facilitate sharing or a hand-off of program content or a user session (e.g., running within a computer application) of a user device such that a user can easily select and then switch devices on which program content is being viewed or on which a user session is being run without having to sift through a myriad of other devices such as remote discoverable devices on the same network that are not in close proximity to the user device. A user device determines which of a plurality of discovered devices from which a short range wireless signal including a defined key was received and provides a list of discovered devices with which a session may be shared over the computer network with the user device based on this determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Conrad Savio Jude Gomes
  • Patent number: 11487830
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for indicating location status. A computing device can receive a query from a user device, a current time, and a location for the user device. The computing device identifies results responsive to the query, including one or more business results that are each associated with a business location and operating hours. The computing device can select a subset of the business results as open results based on the operating hours of the business results, the current time, and travel times from the device location to the respective business locations. Data can be provided for a search engine results page that designates the subset of the business results as open results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Daisuke Ikeda, Ryoichi Imaizumi, Kaleigh S. Smith, Keiji Maekawa
  • Patent number: 11475056
    Abstract: The present invention is in the technical field of geolocation. More particularly, the present invention is in the technical field of making content in the form of electronic data available for retrieval when a device has satisfied the Retrieval Range and other Rules which govern the ability to retrieve the content. Retrieval of Content by user devices may be based on Rules communicated by an App, Admin or third party interface and shall be contained and processed by an application interface engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Tip Vyspots LLC Vy
    Inventor: Roopit Patel
  • Patent number: 11477629
    Abstract: The disclosure presents a system for remotely managing emergency equipment through wireless network and methods to use this system to monitor emergency equipment and deliver emergency information to subscribers. The system for remotely managing emergency equipment includes at least a node, also called as end user emergency equipment, a remote server, and a plurality of direct and indirect subscriber devices. The remote server receives data collected from each node, processes the node data, and sends the processed data to direct and indirect subscribers to manage emergency equipment. The system can improve the efficiency on collision avoidance, emergency warning, and emergency vehicle dispatch management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Cole Jackson, Kenneth Lemieux, Caleb Garrett, Joseph Eduardo
  • Patent number: 11466568
    Abstract: The optimized mine ventilation system of this invention supplements mine ventilation basic control systems by establishing a dynamic ventilation demand as a function of real-time tracking of machinery and/or personnel location and where this demand is optimally distributed in the work zones via the mine ventilation network and where the energy required to ventilate is minimized while totally satisfying the demand for each work zones. The optimized mine ventilation system operates on the basis of a predictive dynamic simulation model of the mine ventilation network along with emulated control equipment such as fans and air flow regulators. The model always reaches an air mass flow balance where the pressure and density is preferably compensated for depth and accounts for the natural ventilation pressure flows due to temperature differences. Model setpoints are checked for safety bounds and sent to real physical control equipment via the basic control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: HOWDEN CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Michel Masse
  • Patent number: 11470682
    Abstract: A network system for accessing situation related information is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a network connection for receiving an indication of an occurrence of a situation; a situational network formed based on the occurrence of the situation, the situational network including a plurality of participant devices determined to be geographically proximate to the situation, each of the participant devices corresponding to a participant in the situational network; a second network connection for presenting a roll call query to each of the plurality of participant devices soliciting a reply related to a status of the participant; a plurality of network connections established for receiving a status response from the participant devices; and a database for aggregating the status responses from responsive participants into a roll call list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Cona, Patrick T. Igoe, Leonid Kravets, Edward A. Ehrlacher
  • Patent number: 11465029
    Abstract: Presented herein is an interactive platform for judging an activity by a participant in an event. The platform includes a client application program downloadable to a mobile device. The program may include a database storing a mobile device identifier (ID), a user ID, user information, and location data of the device. The application may further be configured to display one or more events of the activity as well as an input for receiving a score of the activity from the user. The platform may additionally include a server system connected with the client application programs via a communication network. The server system may be configured for receiving the mobile device ID, the user ID, the user information, and the location data for the client program, and may further be configured to receive the scores from the users, and to adjust the scores according to determined bias of the associated user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: Todd Wanke, James P. Cleary, James Scott Nolan
  • Patent number: 11455881
    Abstract: An emergency sensor system comprising: a plurality of environmental sensors; a local monitoring station (LMS) connected to each of the plurality of environmental sensors, the LMS comprising a transceiver, a processor, and a memory having stored thereon instructions that, when executed by the processor, control the processor to execute a method comprising: receiving, from at least one of the plurality of environmental sensors, sensor data indicative of an environmental state proximate the at least one environmental sensor, analyze the sensor data, and output, to a remote responder system, an alert based on the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventor: David G. Tyson
  • Patent number: 11449304
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling an audio device include a system provider device that retrieves, through a network, audio device information for at least one audio device. The system provider device also receives an indication of a triggered alert from at least one of a plurality of devices. In various embodiments, the system provider device determines an alert type corresponding to the received indication of the triggered alert. In addition, the system provider device modifies an audio setting of the at least one audio device based on the determined alert type. In some examples, the system provider device further modifies the audio setting of the at least one audio device to return the modified audio setting of the at least one audio device to a pre-modified setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant G. Luk, Christopher D. O'Toole, Robert He, Yu Tang, Jennifer T. Brenner, Leith Shabbot, Ananya Das, Jason Ziaja
  • Patent number: 11442909
    Abstract: A data analytics system. The data analytics system includes a communication processor configured to communicate with one or more remote electronic devices, and one or more electronic processors electrically coupled to the communication processor. The one or more electronic processors are configured to receive a first data from the one or more electronic devices, generate a determination including a first confidence level based on the first data, identify additional data which would increase the first confidence level; request the additional data, receive responses including the additional data, and generate a second confidence level of based on the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Philip E. May, Juana E. Nakfour, Michael D. Pearce
  • Patent number: 11437140
    Abstract: An Asset Management System and a method for managing a fleet of assets is provided. The system is capable of determining use states and high-use periods of a fleet of mobile workstations. Use states are determined by sensors resident on mobile workstations, the sensors operable to detect the occurrence of a specified event. The Asset Management System is able to interpret data sent by the sensors and determine a type of use and use state for each mobile workstation based on the data or lack of data sent by the sensors. The Asset Management System is operable to determine periods of high-use across the fleet of mobile workstations. The Asset Management System is also operable to determine a return-on-investment level of each mobile workstation in the fleet and generate a heat map based on those levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Enovate Medical, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Dalen, Arlow Farrell
  • Patent number: 11438865
    Abstract: An illustrative location management system obtains location data of one or more mobile user equipment (UE) devices communicatively coupled to a base station facility of a wireless communication network, obtains signal data representing information about signals communicated between the base station facility and the mobile UE devices by way of the wireless communication network, and determines, based on the signal data and the location data of the mobile UE devices, location data of the base station facility. In certain examples, the location data of the one or more mobile UE devices represents at least three different locations of the mobile UE devices to a sub-meter level of accuracy that is leveraged to determine a location of the base station facility to a sub-meter level of accuracy. Corresponding methods and systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Donnellan
  • Patent number: 11425889
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a rodent and human behavioral test for evaluating visual dysfunctions associated with the retinal changes in Alzheimer disease progression. In one example, the inventors developed a maze that tests rodent's ability to identify (1) specific contrasts, (2) specific colors, (3) certain items in the visual field, and (4) other ‘non-typical’ peripheral and night vision functions associated with AD. For instance, the inventors developed a maze the tests the rodents ability to avoid certain colors or contrasts gradients. The maze may include certain rooms with specific visual markers (e.g., colors, contrasts, objects or other visual features) that also contain shock plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Inventors: Maya Koronyo, Yosef Koronyo, Keith L. Black
  • Patent number: 11423349
    Abstract: Example implementations are directed to methods and systems for predictive analytics for transport services that utilize vehicle, order, and route parameters to optimize matching using demand and suitability calculations. According to some example implementation, options for marshaling a route can be predicted and scored against other options in order to efficiently match one or more suitable transporters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: RunBuggy OMI, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Mark Boye, Mark Edward Hoye
  • Patent number: 11418921
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying a person's location at a school, hotel, office, business, restaurant or other venue and tracking the movements of that person during their visit to the venue. One or more wireless virtual beacons communicate with the person's electronic device. The virtual beacons provide the system with real-time data about the person's whereabouts, allowing for the confirmation and tracking of the person at the location. A first non-limiting example of use, include a company that provides food and beverage allowing the person to place an order for food and beverages on their electronic device and having the order delivered to the person at their current location as determined by the system. Another non-limiting example includes a company performing analytics on the time and movement of it's employees and customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Kusens
  • Patent number: 11412547
    Abstract: [Problem] A communication device that can more efficiently avoid the hidden node problem is provided. [Solution] The communication device includes a communication unit configured to receive a data signal from another communication device, a determination unit configured to determine whether the data signal received by the communication unit includes a request for transmission of a busy signal indicating that a channel is in use, and a control unit configured to control a process of transmitting the busy signal by the communication unit, in accordance with a determination result of the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Ryuichi Hirata, Yuichi Morioka, Yusuke Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11403382
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of comparing one or more genetic traits of two users. Each user has a wearable device storing data indicative of the one or more genetic traits, the data having been obtained by an analysis of a biological sample provided by the user. The method comprises: transmitting the data indicative of the one or more genetic traits from a first of the wearable devices to a first computer device using a short-range wireless data connection; transmitting the data from the first computer device to a second computer device over a data network; transmitting the data from the second computer device to a second of the wearable devices over a short-range wireless data connection; and comparing the data from the first wearable device with the data stored on the second wearable device to determine whether there is a match between the users' one or more genetic traits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Christofer Toumazou, Georgina Toumazou
  • Patent number: 11403471
    Abstract: A delivery monitoring device includes: a reading unit that reads a tag signal transmitted by a tag signal transmission device, the tag signal transmission device being attached to a package located in a vicinity of the delivery monitoring device; an acquisition unit that acquires position information indicating a position of the delivery monitoring device; and a transmission unit that transmits management information including the tag signal and the position information, to a delivery management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Jun Uchimura, Hiroshi Takahashi, Masato Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11402219
    Abstract: A method is described for setting up or updating an environment map and for ascertaining a position within the environment map based on a scan of an environment using electromagnetic radiation, in which environment data is ascertained by scanning the environment with the aid of at least one localization system using electromagnetic radiation, data pertaining to at least one wireless communications unit are collected by the at least one localization system, the ascertained environment data are allocated to at least one position or to at least one section of the environment map, and the collected data of the at least one wireless communications unit are used by an internal control unit or an external control unit of the localization system for plausibilizing the at least one position or the at least one section of the environment map of the ascertained environment data. In addition, a localization system is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Haug, Markus Ferch, Sheung Ying Yuen-Wille, Stefan Leibold, Torsten Scherer, Yorck Von Collani
  • Patent number: 11397258
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for outdoor target tracking are described. In one example, a described system comprises: a transmitter, a receiver, and a processor. The transmitter is configured for transmitting a first wireless signal through a wireless multipath channel. The receiver is configured for receiving a second wireless signal through the wireless multipath channel. One of the transmitter and the receiver is a located device at a known location. The other of the transmitter and the receiver is a moving device. The second wireless signal differs from the first wireless signal due to the wireless multipath channel which is impacted by a movement of the moving device. The processor is configured for: obtaining a plurality of time series of channel information of the wireless multipath channel based on the second wireless signal, computing a spatial-temporal information (STI), and tracking the moving device based on the STI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Xiaolu Zeng, Feng Zhang, Beibei Wang, K. J. Ray Liu, Oscar Chi-Lim Au, Chenshu Wu
  • Patent number: 11395104
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein enables electronic communications with pretrial defendants, probationers, and parolees about their court mandated obligations. Specifically, the present invention makes it easy for probationers to comply with court mandated requirements and makes it easy for supervision officers to administer the parole process as well as other court mandated requirements. For example, the invention enables a parolee to electronically receive reminders about court mandated deadlines. It permits parole officers to obtain a location associated with a parolee and helps ensure that the location is not spoofed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Enrique Pavlioglou
  • Patent number: 11392885
    Abstract: A hierarchical aggregation tracking and monitoring system using “smart” tracking labels on packages and on the items contained in the packages. The labels may have printed information on the top and electronics and sensors embedded in thin, flexible layers underneath. Multiple levels of packaging may be tracked, such as boxes aggregated into pallets, which are in turn aggregated into larger containers. Smart labels on packages may communicate with smart labels on the contained items to retrieve item-level sensor data and forward this data to a central server. By using the package labels as gateways, item labels may be made simpler and less expensive. Package labels may detect when an item label does not respond and may notify a server that an item may be missing. Sensors and communications interfaces on labels may be used to automate generation and confirmation of containment data that indicates which items are in which packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Ferret Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Leung, Venu Gutlapalli, Joseph Reddy
  • Patent number: 11395099
    Abstract: A student tracking system deploys distributed sensors throughout a school building. The distributed sensors receive identification information broadcast by user devices carried by occupants of the school such as students, teachers and school administrators. The student tracking system tracks the location of the occupants within the building based on which sensors most recently detected the user devices. The system sends the location information for the occupants to tracking devices operated by tracking users such as school administrators, emergency responders and/or parents. The tracking devices also present to the parents image data captured by surveillance cameras depicting the students. Additionally, the distributed sensors detect the presence of unauthorized individuals within the school building by determining whether an individual detected via a proximity or motion detector corresponds to identification information for a registered user device received by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Miguel Galvez, Walter A. Martin, Danny Hyun
  • Patent number: 11394601
    Abstract: A method for assessing completion of events in a network environment is provided. The method includes receiving a first event vector, generating a second event vector, machine matching the first event vector to the second event vector, and generating an output that includes a variable indicating whether an event corresponding to the first event vector is complete. If each of a plurality of first nodes of the first event vector matches a corresponding one of a plurality of the second nodes of the second event vector, the variable indicates that the event corresponding to the first event vector is complete. If at least one of the plurality of the first nodes of the first event vector is mismatched with the corresponding one of the plurality of the second nodes of the second event vector, the variable indicates that the event corresponding to the first event vector is incomplete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: C/HCA, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Boles, Alan Scott, Julie Leraun Nash, Donna Ann Nayduch, Gregory McCormack, Thomas Hoy, Sean Albert
  • Patent number: 11393062
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor to transmit a passenger status message in response to a trigger event indicative of a passenger failing to be picked up at a pickup location by a ride service vehicle. The passenger status message is transmitted to a passenger mobile communication device and a driver. The code is executable to transmit a help message to members of a passenger trusted list in response to receiving a reply to the passenger status message from the passenger indicative of a request for help by the passenger. The code is executable to transmit to a police agency a police request to assist the passenger in response to a trusted list timeout, which is indicative of not receiving a message from a member of the passenger trusted list that indicates the passenger is okay before the trusted list timeout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Roberto Jacob Da Silva, Radu M. Iorga, Corneliu-Ilie Calciu