Specific Condition Patents (Class 340/540)
  • Patent number: 10325295
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for selecting, pricing, and prioritizing images obtained by a constellation of imaging satellites. The systems and methods presented can determine whether an imagery collection request should be accepted or rejected. If the imagery collection request is accepted, the systems and methods presented can determine an appropriate pricing option for the imagery collection request and how the imagery collection request should be prioritized in relation to other outstanding imagery collection requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Planet Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Augenstein, Daniel Berkenstock, Julian M. Mann
  • Patent number: 10321589
    Abstract: Tamper-respondent assemblies and methods of fabrication are provided which include an enclosure, a tamper-detect sensor, a monitor, and a sensor connection adapter. The enclosure encloses, at least in part, one or more electronic components to be protected, and the tamper-detect sensor is disposed over an inner surface of the enclosure to facilitate defining a secure volume about the electronic component(s). The tamper-detect sensor includes sensor lines disposed over the inner surface of the enclosure, and the monitor monitors the tamper-detect sensor for a tamper event. The sensor connection adapter is coupled to the inner surface of the enclosure, and is disposed over the tamper-detect sensor within the secure volume. The sensor connection adapter facilitates electrically connecting the monitor to the sensor lines of the tamper-detect sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Silvio Dragone, Stefano S. Oggioni, William Santiago-Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10320198
    Abstract: A connector to physically connect a plurality of devices, comprising: machine readable instructions, a user interface, and a processor wherein the connector is configured to sense a connection with a device and thereafter execute one or more commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Jain Agricultural Services Australia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Anthony Kahl, Simon Holmes A Court
  • Patent number: 10307060
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes one or more wireless nodes forming a wireless mesh network; a user activity sensor including a wireless mesh transceiver adapted to communicate with the one or more wireless nodes using the wireless mesh network; and a digital monitoring agent coupled to the wireless transceiver through the wireless mesh network to request assistance from a third party based on the user activity sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 10292343
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide systems for use in controlling irrigation, comprising: an irrigation controller configured to couple with one or more valves at a site and to control activation and deactivation of the one or more valves in accordance with an irrigation schedule stored in the irrigation controller; a wireless adapter directly communicationally coupled through a direct wired connection with the irrigation controller; and a network adapter wirelessly coupled over a point-to-point wireless communication path with the wireless adapter, wherein the network adapter is configured to further couple through a direct wired connection with a local router configured to provide communication over a distributed network to a remote server; wherein the wireless adapter is configured to poll the irrigation controller to acquire and locally store status information; and the wireless adapter is configured to communicate, over the point-to-point wireless channel, the status information to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Steven W. Weiler, David M. Redmond, Harvey J. Nickerson, Timothy J. Crist, Gregory W. Decker
  • Patent number: 10296978
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses and computer-readable media for receiving data from one or more sensors associated with one or more home devices, such as appliances, home systems, etc. are presented. In some examples, the data may be used to determine whether the home device is operating within an expected range. The data may be used to identify abnormal operating conditions in a first home. Based on the identified abnormal operating conditions a root cause of the abnormal operating conditions may be determined. A message may be transmitted to at least one additional home. The message may include the root cause of the abnormal operating conditions occurring in the first home. The message may be used to alert other homes to current conditions so that they can take preventive action. The data may also be used to determine an insurance rate or premium for participating homes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Bryan Keith Corder, Robert H. Johnson, Regina Madigan, Carolyn Parker, Rothana Srey, Nicholas A. Suizzo, Sean P. Willett, Nan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10288225
    Abstract: A pipeline system includes a pipeline portion; at least one sensor on the pipeline portion for measuring a physical property of the pipeline portion or of a fluid inside the pipeline portion; and an electromagnetic field source distributed along the pipeline portion and creating an electromagnetic field around the pipeline portion, the at least one sensor including an accumulator for storing an electric charge induced in the accumulator when the sensor is subject to the electromagnetic field created by the electromagnetic field source, the accumulator being able to power the at least one sensor by way of the stored electric charge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Karstein Kristiansen
  • Patent number: 10291742
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure is directed to techniques for utilizing sensors within a computing device to detect a hazardous event and notify a central server that the computing device is potentially damaged. One or more sensors of a computing device may detect the hazardous event to the computing device. Responsive to detecting the hazardous event, the sensors may measure a magnitude of a damage measurand associated with the hazardous event to the computing device. The computing device may determine that the magnitude of the damage measurand exceeds a threshold damage value for the computing device. Responsive to determining that the magnitude of the damage measurand exceeds the threshold damage value, the computing device may send, to a server device, a message indicating the computing device is potentially damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Adam Ruxton
  • Patent number: 10271179
    Abstract: Methods and systems for locating a target radio frequency (RF) device within an area are provided. In particular, a signal sent from a known transmitter while that transmitter is at a known location is received by a plurality of receivers located in or around the area. This is repeated multiple times for multiple locations. Representations of the signals received at the receivers for the different locations are provided as inputs to a neural network and are used to train the network. After training, representations of signals received at the receivers as a result of one or more signals emitted from a target transmitter located in or traveling through the area can be provided to the network, which in response provides a location of the target transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: James Michael Shima
  • Patent number: 10231620
    Abstract: An ophthalmic apparatus capable of selectively performing a first imaging mode in which imaging of a subject's eye is performed in a first state where an attachment unit is not attached, and a second imaging mode in which imaging of the subject's eye is performed in a second state where the attachment unit is attached. The ophthalmic apparatus includes: an operation unit; an attachment state determination unit to determine whether or not the attachment unit is attached; a correspondence determination unit to determine whether or not the correspondence between the imaging mode designated by a use of the operation unit and an attachment state of the attachment unit obtained by the attachment state determination unit is appropriate; and a controller to perform control for prohibiting imaging in at least the designated imaging mode when the correspondence determination unit has determined that the correspondence is not appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOPCON
    Inventors: Ryota Ishiai, Kota Fujii, Shigeru Okikawa
  • Patent number: 10237631
    Abstract: A wireless sensor network at a monitored location can be configured to generate sensor channel(s) of data to assess operational conditions at the monitored location. Inputs based on the sensor channel(s) of data are provided to a host system for analysis of a demand to one or more resources at the monitored location. Response messages can be generated based on the demand analysis and transmitted to actuator(s) at the monitored location to effect an adjustment to the operational conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Senseware, Inc.
    Inventors: Julien G. Stamatakis, Serene Al-Momen
  • Patent number: 10229754
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for providing audio database for health systems that may utilize wearable devices that monitor wearable sensor readings for symptoms associated with a disease and that may prompt a user of the wearable device to place a microphone from the wearable device on a specific location on the user's body for recording an audio file that may be sent to a health professional for diagnosis of the disease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Steven M. Philbin
  • Patent number: 10219573
    Abstract: A protective helmet includes a plurality of fluid filled bladders, impact sensors, valves, and pumps wherein the helmet absorbs energy from an impact to protect a person wearing the helmet from traumatic brain injury. The bladders expel fluid in response to a triggering event such as energy from an impact detected as a pressure spike event and/or detected as an acceleration event. A selected bladder may expel fluid to other bladders, to a reservoir, to the environment outside of the protective helmet, or combinations thereof. In embodiments where the bladders need additional fluid after an impact, one or more pumps may refill selected deflated bladders. When a bladder is underinflated, an indicator light may emit light on an outer surface of the protective helmet to warn that the bladder is not yet ready to be placed in operation to absorb another impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Ronald A. Podboy
  • Patent number: 10210726
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and method that is used to detect gunfire or explosions in an area with a sound system such as a movie, stage or theater setting, by differentiating the sounds in the presentation from those occurring in the physical location and automatically alerting authorities of the event in the movie or stage theater setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hyperion Technology Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Ewald Carter, William Garth Frazier, David Ray Harris, Chad Matthew Williams, Gerald Wesley Godbold
  • Patent number: 10206630
    Abstract: Systems and methods for the automatic assessment of a person's fall risk. The systems and methods utilize an objective standard and evaluation of a person's gait and stance, among other factors, to determine such person's current instantaneous likelihood of a fall, as well as such person's future fall risk. The systems and methods utilize machine observations and calculations to reduce or eliminate bias and the use of subjective assessment criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Foresite Healthcare, LLC
    Inventors: Erik E. Stone, Donald A. Viragh, George Chronis
  • Patent number: 10204497
    Abstract: An alarm notification system is herein disclosed, which allows to pair a portable alarm device with the pairing software in a smart device such that the portable alarm device is able to turn on the wireless transmission function and connect to a server appliance, and since the alarm central control device is connected to the server appliance, an alarm detection device and an anti-theft device, in case that the alarm detection device detects any abnormal event and generate an alarm notification signal, the generated signal can be transferred to the portable alarm device via the server appliance, and then it is possible to choose to press down a button on the portable alarm device in order to generate a report control signal which can be sent to the alarm central control device by way of the server appliance, thus that the alarm central control device may control the operation of the anti-theft device in accordance with the received report control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Chao-Cheng Yu
  • Patent number: 10198771
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses and computer-readable media for receiving data from one or more sensors or devices associated with one or more users are presented. In some examples, data may be filtered and analyzed to determine a risk profile for a user. In addition, the system may also determine a neighborhood risk profile for a number of users located in the same geographical location. The risk profile and the neighborhood profile may be used to determine or adjust a user's insurance premiums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Regina Madigan, Robert H. Johnson, Carolyn Parker, Rothana Srey, Nicholas A. Suizzo, Sean P. Willett
  • Patent number: 10198585
    Abstract: Techniques to manage mobile devices are disclosed. In various embodiments, a request to perform a management action with respect to a mobile device is received from a mobile device management (MDM) authority. A scope of authority of the MDM authority with respect to the mobile device is determined. The management action is caused to be performed with respect to the mobile device based at least in part on the determined scope of authority of the MDM authority with respect to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MOBILE IRON, INC.
    Inventors: Suresh Kumar Batchu, Mansu Kim
  • Patent number: 10186255
    Abstract: A method for generating a language model for an organization includes: receiving, by a processor, organization-specific training data; receiving, by the processor, generic training data; computing, by the processor, a plurality of similarities between the generic training data and the organization-specific training data; assigning, by the processor, a plurality of weights to the generic training data in accordance with the computed similarities; combining, by the processor, the generic training data with the organization-specific training data in accordance with the weights to generate customized training data; training, by the processor, a customized language model using the customized training data; and outputting, by the processor, the customized language model, the customized language model being configured to compute the likelihood of phrases in a medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Tamir Tapuhi, Amir Lev-Tov, Avraham Faizakof, Yochai Konig
  • Patent number: 10181249
    Abstract: A method for detecting a presence of an object in an image comprising a pool region includes receiving an infrared image from an image sensor; identifying an area of substantially homogeneous temperature and having an outer perimeter; defining the pool region in the infrared image in response to the identified area of substantially homogeneous temperature and having an outer perimeter; identifying an object in the infrared image; and triggering an alarm in response to a predefined change in position of the object with respect to the pool region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Graham E. Snyder
  • Patent number: 10175668
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for efficiently controlling energy-consuming systems, such as heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) systems. For example, an electronic device used to control an HVAC system may encourage a user to select energy-efficient temperature setpoints. Based on the selected temperature setpoints, the electronic device may generate or modify a schedule of temperature setpoints to control the HVAC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Michael Fadell, Yoky Matsuoka, David Sloo, Michael Plitkins, Michael James Matas, Matthew Lee Rogers, Evan J. Fisher, Eric A. Lee, Steven A. Hales, IV, Mark D. Stefanski, Rangoli Sharan
  • Patent number: 10175354
    Abstract: An object detection apparatus for detecting objects around the apparatus by transmitting a probe wave and receiving reflections from the objects. If it is determined that both first and second object positions can be calculated using a combination of first direct and indirect waves and a combination of second direct and indirect waves, respectively, and at least one of third and fourth object positions can be calculated using a combination of the second direct wave and the first indirect wave and a combination of the first direct wave and the second indirect wave, only the first object position is calculated. The second direct wave is received at a first location after receipt of the first direct wave at the first location. The second indirect wave is received at a second location away from the first location after receipt of the first indirect wave at the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masumi Fukuman, Motonari Ohbayashi, Akihiro Kida
  • Patent number: 10166920
    Abstract: A system comprises a transmitter unit configured for mounting at a trailer connected to a tractor. The transmitter unit comprises a video input for receiving video data from one or more trailer cameras, a power input for receiving power from a power line of the trailer, and a wireless communication module for communicating with a mobile communication device. A memory is configured to store trailer information received from the wireless communication module, the trailer information uniquely identifying the trailer. A transmitter is configured to wirelessly transmit the video data. A receiver unit is configured for mounting at the tractor and comprises a receiver for wirelessly receiving the video data transmitted by the transmitter, a power input for receiving power from a power line of the tractor, and an output for outputting the received video data. The receiver unit is further configured to receive the trailer information from the transmitter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: Michael D. Nalepka, James W. Angel, Ricky L. Ochsendorf
  • Patent number: 10170000
    Abstract: The invention relates to a complex proximity safety and warning system. The invention provides a safety system comprising a generator that generates a magnetic field that establishes a boundary, where the generator is capable of receiving radio frequency signals. Also provided is a radio frequency device that sends radio frequency signals, the radio frequency device being capable of sensing the magnetic field and generating a radio frequency response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Strata Safety Products, LLC
    Inventors: Larry D. Frederick, Paul Hammond
  • Patent number: 10169771
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing informatic data from one or more sensor devices associated with a property covered by an insurance policy. Analysis is performed on the informatic data received from sensor devices to determine a cost associated with operating the insured property. Operational changes are identified and recommended regarding one or more operational aspects of the insured property to achieve a cost savings for operating the insured property. If one or more recommended operational changes are implemented, a cost savings is calculated which is attributable to the one or more operational changes. Monetary funds are transferred from a first financial account to a second financial account associated with a user of the insured property whereby the transfer funds amount is dependent upon the calculated cost savings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ramsey Devereaux, David C. Ault, Christina N. Nickel, Elizabeth J. Rubin, Daniela Wheeler, Justin D. Haslam, Thuy Hugos, Spencer Read, Ann C. Tarrillion
  • Patent number: 10161986
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems for monitoring and protecting an electric power system using a plurality of conductor-mounted detectors (CMDs). In one embodiment, a plurality of CMDs are coupled to an electrical conductor. Each CMD may harvest power from the electrical conductor and may monitor electrical current in the conductor. When the electrical current in the conductor exceeds a fault current threshold a fault signal may be transmitted. A receiver in communication with each of the plurality of CMDs may receive the fault signal from at least one of the plurality of CMDs. A protective action may be generated and implemented to clear the fault. A portion of the electric power system affected by the fault may be determined based on identification of each of the plurality of CMDs to transmit the fault signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, Shankar V. Achanta, David E. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 10163331
    Abstract: Techniques are described for establishing a two-way voice communication session with an alarm system. The alarm system may establish a two-way voice communication session with an operator associated with a monitoring service that provides monitoring services for alarm events detected by the alarm system. The alarm system also may establish a two-way voice communication session with a notification recipient that is interested in receiving notifications associated with events detected by the alarm system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Martin, Stephen Scott Trundle, David Saul Goldfarb, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10156835
    Abstract: A Building Automation System Assessment Tool (BASAT) is provided. The BASAT receives input from a user that identifies the points associated with building systems controlled by Building Automation System (BAS) at a facility being surveyed. Based on the identified points, output reports are provided that identify shortcomings in the current BAS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    Inventors: Michael Bobker, Honey Berk, Marco Ascazubi
  • Patent number: 10152866
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for hazard detection are described. A hazard detection device may include a printed circuit board. The hazard detection device may further include a chassis that provides a housing for components of the hazard detection device; a smoke chamber that is mid-mounted; a carbon monoxide sensor that is mounted with the circuit board; and a speaker assembly that partially encircles the mid-mounted smoke chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mark Kraz, Adam Mittleman, Nicholas Unger Webb, Andrew W. Goldenson, Ian Charles Smith, Daniel Adam Warren, Mikko Sannala
  • Patent number: 10152868
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving occupancy data, identifying characteristics of the occupancy data, determining an occupant's location relative to the premises at a predetermined time, and generating a notification based at least in part on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Warren, Matthew J. Eyring, James E. Nye
  • Patent number: 10142901
    Abstract: A system that stores functional information indicating a capability of each of a plurality of elements located remotely from the system; identifies a function capable of being performed by linking a plurality of the elements based on the stored functional information; and transmits information corresponding to the identified function capable of being performed by linking the plurality of elements to a first device remote from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takehiro Hagiwara, Hiroyuki Masuda, Genta Kondo, Hiromu Takizawa
  • Patent number: 10127802
    Abstract: An integrated security system that includes a security coprocessor coupled to a conventional security system panel and an interactive security system. The integrated security system enables conventional security system features as well as the consumer-oriented interactive features and functions of an interactive security system without sacrificing reliability or the significant burden and cost associated with frequent software updates associated with conventional security systems. The integrated security system also minimizes or eliminates the need for new battery backup circuitry or larger batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Raji, Aaron Wood, Robert Hazbun
  • Patent number: 10129426
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a main body and an operation unit. The main body includes: a first storage storing device information of the apparatus; and a notifying unit notifying the operation unit of the device information when the apparatus starts up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Shigeo Negoro
  • Patent number: 10121451
    Abstract: The examples relate to a method and apparatus to measuring ambient light information that is used in the manipulation or augmentation of an image presented on a display. The apparatus measures ambient light characteristic information from at least one direction in an environment in which the apparatus is located. The measured ambient light characteristic enable substantially real time generation and application of an image effect to an image presented on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Lloyd Goodman
  • Patent number: 10121207
    Abstract: A computer device and method for processing risk related data to affect changes to an insurance policy whereby one or more terms of an insurance policy associated with an insured and informatic data from a plurality of sensor devices are received by a computer processor. Analysis is performed on the received informatic data to determine a risk assessment value regarding the insured and/or other risks relevant to the insurance policy, such as a dwelling. Predefined business rules are then applied using at least the determined risk assessment value to determine if conditions have been met to allow or require modification of the insurance policy whereafter modification of one or more terms of the insurance policy is performed if the insurance policy associated with the insured permits modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: Ramsey Devereaux, David S. Franck, Michael J. Allen, Daniela M. Wheeler, Spencer Read, Traci K. Uribe, Ina L. Jackson, Kathleen L. Swain
  • Patent number: 10109071
    Abstract: A method for determining a height of a sash opening formed by a movable sash in a fume hood. The method includes providing a laser device on the hood and providing a reflector on the sash. In addition, the method includes positioning the sash in an open position to form the sash opening and measuring a first distance between the laser device and the reflector when the sash is in the open position. The method also includes calculating the sash height based on the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Industry, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald E. Charles
  • Patent number: 10104870
    Abstract: A method of identifying and assisting an animal comprises: transmitting a unique identification and serial number from an identification tag coupled to the animal to a first portable electronic device; inputting owner information from the first portable electronic device; receiving the unique identification and serial number from an identification tag by a second electronic device; and receiving the owner information on the second portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel J. Lasher, Daniel W. Lasher
  • Patent number: 10096234
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable device for sensing a crisis situation and requesting rescue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Kue Sang Chun
  • Patent number: 10096263
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems pertaining to in-vehicle tutorials are described. A method may involve receiving a request for an in-vehicle tutorial of an operational feature of a vehicle from a user and simulating expected driving behavior corresponding to the operational feature in the vehicle. The method may further include monitoring operational behavior of the user, comparing the operational behavior with the expected driving behavior, and providing a feedback to the user based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Jinesh J Jain, Daniel Levine, Kyu Jeong Han, Gintaras Vincent Puskorius
  • Patent number: 10078151
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved method for detecting and possibly identifying and/or characterizing nuclear and/or radiological material in a container, vehicle, or on a person, comprising the steps of: a. providing at least one detector, which is capable of detecting radiation events being interrelated to nuclear or radiological material; b. bringing the at least one detector in the vicinity of the container, vehicle or person to be monitored; c. detecting radiation events being interrelated to the container, vehicle or person to be monitored; d. assigning each detected radiation event an individual time stamp in order to generate a time pattern of the detected radiation events; and e. analyzing the time pattern with respect to time correlation structures in order to identify a presence and/or characteristics of the nuclear or radiological material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Arktis Radiation Detectors Ltd.
    Inventors: Rico Chandrasekharan, David Murer, Ulisse Gendotti, Giovanna Davatz
  • Patent number: 10062255
    Abstract: A system or method for a physical intrusion detection and assessment system is provided for determining a deliberate motion intrusion. The system includes first and second sensing device to sense physical data set within a predetermined space. A transducer module receives the first sensor physical data set and the second sensor physical data set and converts the first and second physical data sets into analog signals representative of the first and second physical data sets. A signal conditioning layer converts the first and second physical data analog signals to digital signals. A processor device correlates the first physical data set and the second physical data set and generates an alarm in response to identification of an intrusion in the space. A method and algorithms are applied to the data sets for determining whether a detected intrusion is associated with deliberate motion rather than random motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: John L. Russell, Daniel E. Small, Mark W. Koch, Robert J. Anderson, Jason Jann Andersen, Katrina Groth
  • Patent number: 10034595
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a tub that accommodates dishes; a nozzle assembly that sprays washing water; a vane assembly that is moved between a first position and a second position of an inside of the tub and changes a progression path of the washing water so that the sprayed washing water can be directed toward the dishes; and a controller that moves the vane assembly to the second position if the vane assembly is disposed at the first position. When a linear washing portion washes a small quantity of dishes by spraying washing water while making a reciprocal motion in part of an inside of a washing chamber, a washing time can be reduced, and concentrated washing can also be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chan Young Park, Chang Wook Lee, Seung Gee Hong, Soo Hyung Yoo, Min Ho Jung, Sang Soo Choi
  • Patent number: 10033764
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for providing supply-chain trust networks may include (1) identifying a computational partnership between a primary computing entity and a partnered computing entity, wherein the primary computing entity and the partnered computing entity are under separate control and the partnered computing entity handles at least one computing resource to be used by the primary computing entity, (2) receiving, from a computing environment controlled by the partnered computing entity and with permission from the partnered computing entity, security data that comprises information about at least one security characteristic of the computing environment, (3) analyzing the security data to make a security determination about the computing environment controlled by the partnered computing entity, and (4) providing, in response to identifying the computational partnership, the security determination about the computing environment to the primary computing entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Carey Nachenberg
  • Patent number: 10020987
    Abstract: Monitoring systems and methods for use in security, safety, and business process applications utilizing a correlation engine are disclosed. Sensory data from one or more sensors are captured and analyzed to detect one or more events in the sensory data. The events are correlated by a correlation engine, optionally by weighing the events based on attributes of the sensors that were used to detect the primitive events. The events are then monitored for an occurrence of one or more correlations of interest, or one or more critical events of interest. Finally, one or more actions are triggered based on a detection of one or more correlations of interest, one or more anomalous events, or one or more critical events of interest. Events may come from sensory devices, legacy systems, third-party systems, anonymous tips, and other data sources. The present invention may be used to increase business productivity by improving security, safety, and increasing profitability of business processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SecureNet Solutions Group LLC
    Inventors: John J Donovan, Daniar Hussain
  • Patent number: 10009659
    Abstract: Methods and systems for hybrid push-based media streaming of encoded video (or media) content grouped into video segment (or chunk) files to one or more user devices are described, where push notices are provided from a manifest server to subscribing user devices over a persistent low bandwidth connection when the video segment files are ready to be viewed. The video segment files may be downloaded by the user devices from segment servers to the user devices via a separate HTTP high bandwidth streaming connection, or other form of separate connection. In addition, unique, personalized, or additional content may be inserted in the push notices and viewed by the user devices without impacting video playback performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventor: Samuel J. Reisner
  • Patent number: 9999124
    Abstract: Tamper-respondent assemblies with regions of increased susceptibility to a tamper event are provided, which include one or more tamper-detect sensors, one or more conductive traces, and an adhesive. The tamper-detect sensor(s) facilitates defining a secure volume about one or more electronic components to be protected, and the conductive trace(s) forms, at least in part, a tamper-detect network of the tamper-respondent assembly. The conductive trace(s) is disposed, at least in part, on the tamper-detect sensor(s). The adhesive contacts the conductive trace(s) on the tamper-detect sensor(s), and is disposed, at least in part, between and couples a surface of the tamper-detect sensor(s) to another surface of the assembly. Together, the tamper-detect sensor(s), conductive trace(s), and adhesive are a subassembly, with the subassembly being configured with multiple regions of increased susceptibility to breaking of the conductive trace(s) with a tamper event through the subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. Busby, Michael J. Fisher, Michael A. Gaynes, David C. Long, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 9992324
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device (e.g., a mobile phone) includes a sensor and at least one controller. The controller performs a control base on a detection result that is detected by the sensor. For example, the controller is configured to determine a moving state by aircraft base on the detection result that is detected by the sensor. When the sensor is an atmospheric pressure sensor that is configured to detect atmospheric pressure, the controller is configured to determine the moving state by aircraft by a decrease in the atmospheric pressure, and after a determination of the moving state by aircraft, the at least one controller is further configured to keep the determination of the moving state by aircraft until the atmospheric pressure increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita
  • Patent number: 9980868
    Abstract: An integrated and movable video and/or still camera is integrated into a warming therapy device to allow caregivers to point the camera in an area of interest in which they are interested in recording or displaying the patient located on a support surface. The system may include an audio recording device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SEGARS CALIFORNIA PARTNERS, LP
    Inventors: Peter D. Sabota, John Segars, Christopher A. Dykes, Michael H. Mackin
  • Patent number: 9982938
    Abstract: A method for controlling a refrigerator may comprise controlling at least one of a temperature and humidity of at least one storage area of the refrigerator based on first storage information, receiving, from a second refrigerator different from the refrigerator, second storage information of the second refrigerator, and controlling at least one of the temperature and the humidity of the at least one storage area of the refrigerator based on the received second storage information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-Ju Tae, Soog-Yeong Woo, Ju-Eun Lee, Soon-Kyu Jang
  • Patent number: 9984542
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for generating alerts by matching audio signatures from trusted smart devices are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes converting one or more captured audio signals originating from a given area of a given environment to one or more audio signatures, wherein the one or more audio signatures correspond to one or more pre-defined user actions within the given environment; comparing the one or more audio signatures to one or more audio signatures associated with one or more user devices authorized to access the given area of the given environment; generating, based on said comparing, an alert upon a determination that the audio signatures do not exceed a threshold level of similarity with respect to the audio signatures associated with the one or more user devices authorized to access the given area; and outputting the alert to one or more of the user devices authorized to access the given area of the given environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Pratyush Kumar, Lohit K. Namboodiri, Ramasuri Narayanam