Specific Condition Patents (Class 340/540)
  • Patent number: 10733671
    Abstract: Methods and systems for predictively generating an insurance claim in response to detecting an imminent insurance-related event are provided. According to certain aspects, a smart home controller or insurance provider remote processor may store a first set of data received from smart devices disposed on, or proximate to, a property. This data may be analyzed to detect that an insurance-related event is imminent and calculate a likelihood that a property owner will file an insurance claim in response to damage caused by the imminent insurance-related event. If there is a sufficient likelihood that an insurance claim will be filed, the smart home controller or remote processor may store a second set of data received from the smart devices. Subsequently, according to certain aspects, the second set of data may be analyzed to prepopulate an automatically generated insurance claim with information detailing damage to the property caused by the insurance-related event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Daryoush Hakimi-Boushehri, Jackie O. Jordan, II, Shawn M. Call, John H. Weekes, Ronny S. Bryant, Jennifer Criswell, Todd Binion, Elisabeth McDermeit, John Donovan
  • Patent number: 10729848
    Abstract: A syringe pump configured to mechanically align a force sensor with an axis of a plunger of a syringe for a purpose of minimizing force measurement inaccuracies. The syringe pump includes a syringe pump housing that is configured to receive at least a portion of said syringe, wherein the syringe is selected from a plurality of syringes of different dimensions. A plunger retainer mechanism is pivotably coupled to the syringe pump housing and is configured to retain said plunger of said syringe. The plunger retainer mechanism pivots relative to the syringe pump housing based on a sensed dimension of the plunger to align a force sensor coupled to the plunger retainer mechanism with the axis of the plunger; and a syringe drive mechanism is operably coupled to the syringe pump housing and configured to shift the plunger relative to the portion of the syringe received by the syringe pump housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Sanborn, John P. Rukavina, Grant A. Adams
  • Patent number: 10728818
    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: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehiro Hagiwara, Hiroyuki Masuda, Genta Kondo, Hiromu Takizawa
  • Patent number: 10728695
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for use of crowdsourced microphone or other information with a digital media content environment. A user may bring their media device with media application to a venue/performance, for example a theater, or a music concert, or other event which the user desires to attend. A microphone and/or other hardware components of the media device can be used to indicate a presence of the media device. The system can also, or alternatively, utilize an interaction information by the media device or the user thereof with other systems or environments. The media application can be configured so that, upon determining that the media device is present within a particular venue or attending a particular performance, the media server can enable one or more venue-aware media application features, to provide various types of functionalities that improve the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventor: Ari Liusaari
  • Patent number: 10724712
    Abstract: Modular lighting systems are provided that comprise lighting strips physically and electrically connectable with one another by way of flexible connectors. The lighting strip devices can be made of flexible or rigid material to allow for applying the lighting devices along flat as well as contoured surfaces and can be waterproof or water resistant. A modular lighting strip system is provided comprising: two or more lighting strips comprising a non-conductive substrate strip with an electrical circuit; a plurality of light sources operably connected to the electrical circuit; a plug or socket at opposing ends of the strip; one or more connectors for providing electrical and physical interconnection of the lighting strips comprising: one or more plug and/or socket and one or more flexible wires interconnecting the plugs or sockets, which are operably configured to provide for side-by-side interconnection of lighting strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: US VAOPTO, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Qing Li
  • Patent number: 10726688
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: determining, by a computing device, a location of an individual in a building relative to the location of an exit of the building; determining, by the computing device, the location of obstacles or hazards within the building; determining, by the computing device, a path from the individual to the exit based on determining the location of the individual relative to the exit and the location of the obstacles or hazards; generating, by the computing device, signaling instructions based on the path; and outputting, by the computing device, the signaling instructions to one or more signaling devices, wherein the outputting the signaling instructions control operations of the one or more signaling devices to guide the individual to the exit based on the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher L. Molloy, Bernadette A. Pierson, Jayashree Vaidyanathan, Edgar A. Zamora Duran
  • Patent number: 10726380
    Abstract: A method and apparatus provides a customs review system for building a customs approval database and system suitable for reviewing and verifying values and/or commodities of product parcels passing through customs. The customs review system can receive and store a stock keeping unit (SKU) for a product parcel in the customs approval database. The customs review system can also receive a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) related to the SKU and automatically associate the SKU with the URL in the customs approval database. In response to associating the SKU and the URL, the customs review system can make the product parcel as pre-approved or rejected for shipment to customs. The customs review system can search the customs approval database for the SKU of the product parcel and validate or invalid the product parcel being submitted for shipment and importation based on the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Bridge, Inc.
    Inventors: John Farley, Oleksandr Akhtyrskiy, John Warr
  • Patent number: 10725007
    Abstract: A system includes a portable air sensing device and an electronic interface device. The portable air sensing device is configured to sense a concentration of component gas in surrounding air and wirelessly transmit the sensed concentration. The electronic interface device is positioned within a cockpit of an aircraft and is communicatively coupled with the portable air sensing device. The electronic interface device is configured to receive the wirelessly transmitted concentration from the portable air sensing device, and generate, for display, an indication of the received concentration in relation to a defined threshold maximum concentration of the component gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Lance R. Bartosz, Joseph V. Mantese
  • Patent number: 10717614
    Abstract: A safety system for a loading dock indicates to a driver of an associated trailer whether it is safe to move the trailer and that the trailer door is closed and that dock crew and equipment are out of the trailer. The safety system utilizes a dock plate handle and/or a visual safety chain to engage an indicator. The indicator automatically indicates a stop or unsafe state when the dock plate handle and/or the visual safety chain are not engaged. The indicator automatically indicates a go or safe state when the dock plate handle and/or the visual safety chain engage the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hirschi Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeff Hirschi
  • Patent number: 10713726
    Abstract: A system may include sensors associated with structures, such that the sensors acquire data sets associated with the structures. The processor receives the data sets from the sensors, determines environmental conditions associated with the structures over a period of time, and determines a structural condition associated with one of the structures based on the data sets. The processor also determines a maintenance condition associated with the one of the structures based on one of the data sets, determines operating parameters associated with appliances within the structure based on the one of the data sets, and determines habits of occupants associated with the one of the structures based on the one of the data sets. The processor then adjusts properties of an insurance policy associated with the one of the structures based on the environmental conditions, the structural condition, the maintenance condition, the operating parameters, the habits, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael J. Allen, Ramsey Devereaux, Spencer Read, David S. Franck, Shanna Limas, William Chandler, Daniela Wheeler, Kathleen L. Swain, Cleburne R. Burgess
  • Patent number: 10713927
    Abstract: A workspace assembly includes a plurality of sound sensors including at least first and second sound sensors located in first and second spaces within a facility, respectively, at least one communication device located within one of the first space and the second space, and a processor in communication with the sound sensors and the communication device, the processor adapted to compare at least some characteristic of the sounds in at least a subset of the plurality of spaces to identify a particular space from which the sound emanates and to compare at least some characteristic of the sound emanating from the particular space to at least one threshold characteristic value and to provide a signal via the at least one communication device based on the results of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Robert Scheper, Matthew Warner, Karl Mead, Brett Kincaid, Kurt Heidmann
  • Patent number: 10708362
    Abstract: Methods, sensors, and machines for transmitting machine access data of a machine to a wireless measurement sensor attached to the machine. A method of transmitting access data of a communication interface of a machine to a wireless measurement sensor attached to the machine includes: controlling a machine component of the machine which influences the measurement signals of the measurement sensor, according to specific information associated with the access data and evaluating the measurement signals to determine the access data of the communication interface of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG, TRUMPF Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Andrea Schaerer, Hans-Peter Bock, Christian Georg
  • Patent number: 10699346
    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 system may determine a home profile and/or neighborhood rating factor which may be used to adjust insurance premiums. The home profile may be generated based on the normal operating conditions of the home based on the analysis of the sensor data. An insurance premium rate may be determined based on the generated home profile and neighborhood rating factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    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: 10679442
    Abstract: In some implementations, systems and techniques are described to automatically unlock a front door of a property in response to detecting an alarm signal indicating an emergency at or near a property. Data indicating occurrence of an emergency condition at a property is initially obtained. A lock configuration for an electronic lock of the property is determined. An unlock instruction is generated for the electronic lock based on the determined lock configuration for the electronic lock. The unlock instruction is transmitted to the electronic lock such that, when the unlock instruction is received by the electronic lock, the electronic lock is unlocked according to the unlock instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas Rogers, David James Hutz, Noah Robert Weingart
  • Patent number: 10667360
    Abstract: Systems and methods for compensating, controlling, mixing and saturating/desaturating colors produced by or emitted from LED artificial light sources through use of multiple channel, LED controllers to control the proportion of constituent colors each to the other, to control the intensity level of the total light output of the mixed, desaturated light during and after color mixing and/or saturation/desaturation by simultaneously increasing and decreasing power to the constituent color LEDs at the same rate, and once a desired color has been produced, changing the intensity/brightness and/or degree of saturation of the produced color without changing the hue of the produced color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Albert DeMayo, Alex Vazquez, Lee Parker, Sean Goossen, James David Smith
  • Patent number: 10667389
    Abstract: Tamper-respondent assemblies and methods of fabrication are provided which include a multilayer circuit board, a tamper-detection sensor, and a vent structure. The tamper-detection sensor is embedded within the multilayer circuit board, and defines, at least in part, a secure volume associated with the multilayer circuit board. The vent structure is incorporated into the multilayer circuit board, and includes at least one vent channel. The vent channel(s) is in fluid communication with a space within the secure volume to facilitate venting the space of the secure volume. The space within the secure volume may accommodate, for instance, one or more electronic components to be protected, and the at least one vent channel may, for instance, allow air pressure within the space of the secure volume to equalize with air pressure external to the tamper-respondent assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Silvio Dragone, Stefano S. Oggioni, William Santiago-Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10666431
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for enhancing web security. For instance, the method may include transmitting a request to a server, the request including a payload and a service worker public key, the service worker public key corresponding to a service worker private key. The method may also include receiving a push from the server, the push including a server public key that corresponds to a server private key, and receiving a response to the request from the server. The method may also include constructing a shared-secret based on the service worker private key and the server public key, and decrypting the response using the shared-secret.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Vu Nguyen, Jonathan Guan
  • Patent number: 10659593
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, one or more input/output (I/O) interfaces included in or on the housing, a processor, and a memory, wherein the memory stores a plurality of templates associated with a plurality of tasks, wherein each of the templates includes a plurality of parameters for at least partially completing a respective one of the tasks, and wherein the memory further stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to: receive a user input to set up an alarm associated with a task to be performed at a selected time, wherein the input includes a first time parameter associated with the selected time; select one of the plurality of templates; determine a second time parameter of the plurality of parameters of the selected template; determine a time for the alarm; and provide the alarm at the determined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Se Youp Chu, Seung Kwon Park, Kang Won Lee, Jong Wu Baek, Eun Yeung Lee
  • Patent number: 10659935
    Abstract: A collective objects management system using addressable object tracking devices attached to objects without the need for specially constructed cabinets having mounting pegs or locking apertures. Receptacles are slidably stored in ordinary cabinet cavities. Each receptacle has a first Bluetooth® antenna mounted on an outside wall surface and a second Bluetooth® antenna mounted on an inside wall surface. Each antenna communicates with a supervisory MCU via a separate Bluetooth® unit. An electronic lock and a visible indicator mounted on the receptacle front wall are controlled by the MCU. The MCU communicates with an outside host requesting device via the first antenna, and communicates with any object tracking devices in the receptacle via the second antenna. The object tracking devices have a battery and a battery management components which are powered by a transmitting array located in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: iMicrodata CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shengbo Zhu, Su Shiong Huang
  • Patent number: 10650660
    Abstract: An activity monitor is associated with a container, such as a medication bottle, and includes one or more detectors configured to detect activity associated with the bottle, such as movement, opening and/or closing, and changes in volume and/or mass. The activity monitor may include alerting devices and be programmed with scheduling information. The activity monitor may also, or instead, be part of a system and communicate with one or more remote devices such as a user device or monitoring system, such as to receive programming information from those devices or to output activity information to those devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Sam Johnson
  • Patent number: 10646651
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring and delivering medication to a patient. The system includes a controller that has a control algorithm and a closed loop control that monitors the control algorithm. A sensor is in communication with the controller and monitors a medical condition. A rule based application in the controller receives data from the sensor and the closed loop control and compares the data to predetermined medical information to determine the risk of automation of therapy to the patient. A system monitor is also in communication with the controller to monitor system, remote system, and network activity and conditions. The controller then provides a predetermined risk threshold where below the predetermined risk threshold automated closed loop medication therapy is provided. If the predetermined risk threshold is met or exceeded, automated therapy adjustments may not occur and user/clinician intervention is requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: William Kenneth Day, Timothy L. Ruchti
  • Patent number: 10646163
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a sheet-shaped apparatus placed in a specific place, the sheet-shaped apparatus including a sensor built in the sheet-shaped apparatus to sense information indicating whether a user is present over the place in which the sheet-shaped apparatus is placed, an acquiring unit that acquires environmental information about the place, and a providing unit that provides information based on the information sensed by the sensor and on the environmental information acquired by the acquiring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo Tokuchi, Yukari Sai, Mizuha Marumoto, Yuka Nomura, Yukiko Miyakoshi
  • Patent number: 10631123
    Abstract: A central controller for device automation can control output devices (e.g. automated lights and speakers) based on calculating the indoor location of a person. In familiar surroundings (e.g. homes), people may leave their favorite wireless devices unattended (e.g. smartphones and tablet PCs) and in general people exhibit varying proximity to their mobile wireless devices. Hence, the indoor locations of mobile wireless devices are of variable importance when calculating indoor occupant locations. (e.g. exhibiting highly-correlated locations when handheld). In one embodiment, the central controller aggregates wireless signals from mobile wireless devices. The central controller calculates one or more mobile device location estimates and person-to-device proximities from the wireless signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: James Thomas O'Keeffe
  • Patent number: 10627282
    Abstract: A system for monitoring a floating roof of a liquid storage tank and a method for use of the system are described. The system includes linear position measuring devices to determine the vertical location and orientation of the floating roof within the storage tank and one or more transmitters to relay such information to a monitoring, recording, or control device, or to a remote computer network location. Typically, three measuring devices are used, positioned at or near the top of the storage tank and generally equally spaced around the perimeter of the tank. The system and method are useful to monitor the position and inclination of a liquid storage tank floating roof, such as may be used in the petrochemical, chemical and other industries where such storage tanks are in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: James Daniel Montoya, Jacobo Rogelio Archuleta, Heath Evan Lynch, Cole Thomas Brinkley, Monica Suman Krishnan, Ronald Derane Goodwin
  • Patent number: 10629966
    Abstract: Systems and methods for battery testing including a holder system. The holder system is designed to couple one or more transducers to a battery under test, wherein the one or more transducers are configured for electrochemical-acoustic signal interrogation (EASI) of the battery. The holder system includes at least one arm to house at least one transducer to be coupled to the battery, and a pressure applying device to apply pressure to the at least one transducer, and to control pressure between the at least one transducer and the battery. The holder system is also configured to determine the pressure between the at least one transducer and the battery and adjust the pressure applied to the at least one transducer based on the determined pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: FEASIBLE, INC., THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Shaurjo Biswas, Robert Charles Mohr, Andrew Gaheem Hsieh, Barry James Van Tassell, Daniel Artemis Steingart, Jonathan Ajo-Franklin
  • Patent number: 10614214
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a security system and method for using machine learning to improve cybersecurity operations in an industrial control networks and other systems. A method includes collecting, by a security system, current communications channel information for a plurality of devices in a control system. The method includes analyzing, by the security system, the current communications channel information according to one or more device models. The method includes producing, by the security system and according to the analysis, a risk report that identifies an abnormal device among the plurality of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin McMurdie, Ganesh P Gadhe
  • Patent number: 10614408
    Abstract: Improved approaches for monitoring status of articles being shipped are disclosed. The monitoring can produce notifications to interested parties. The notifications typically contain status information pertaining to the articles being shipped. Alternatively, interested parties can gain access to status information pertaining to the articles being shipped via a website. According to one embodiment, the status information includes at least position (location) information and shipping conditions information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: IpVenture, Inc.
    Inventors: Chung Lau, C. Douglass Thomas
  • Patent number: 10613063
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to methods and systems for assessing integrity of chromatography columns, systems, and processes. The methods and systems can comprise one or more of extracting a block and signal combination for analysis, performing a transition analysis, performing one or more statistical process controls, and/or implementing in-process controls based on the statistical process controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan L. Mao, Eric Shierly, Bernhard Schilling, Scott Carver, Stefanie McDermott, John Mattila, Hanne Bak
  • Patent number: 10609785
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to an advanced error free occupancy detection system based on thermal infrared (IR) imaging and located in ceiling luminaires. The occupancy detection system includes a plurality of luminaires configured to wirelessly communicate with each other. Each luminaire of the plurality of luminaires includes a wireless interface, and a thermal IR imaging sensor and a microcontroller. The wireless interface is configured to communicate with the rest of the plurality of luminaires. The thermal IR imaging sensor is configured to collect thermal IR images of a vicinity of the luminaire. The microcontroller is configured to process the thermal IR images for detecting one or more humans in the vicinity of the luminaire and to generate dimming signals for one or more of the plurality of luminaires based on the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: DMF Inc.
    Inventors: Mahshid Fardadi, Andrew Kindler
  • Patent number: 10607295
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a cause of loss to a property for damage associated with an insurance-related event based upon data received from a second property. A smart home (or other building) controller and/or an insurance provider remote processor may generate a time sequence of events for damage associated with an insure-related event. The smart home controller or remote processor may also receive a time-sequence of events generated by a smart home controller associated with a second property. The smart home controller or remote processor may compare the two time-sequences of events to determine causes of loss associated with damage to the property. The compared data may be further used to assign a portion of the overall damage to each cause of loss. Subsequently, the smart home controller or remote processor may automatically generate an insurance claim for damage to the property associated with the insurance-related event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Daryoush Hakimi-Boushehri, Jackie O. Jordan, II, Shawn M. Call, John H. Weekes, Ronny S. Bryant, Jennifer Criswell Kellett, Todd Binion, Elisabeth McDermeit, John Donovan
  • Patent number: 10599116
    Abstract: Environmental characteristics of habitable environments (e.g., hotel or motel rooms, spas, resorts, cruise boat cabins, offices, hospitals and/or homes, apartments or residences) are controlled to eliminate, reduce or ameliorate adverse or harmful aspects and introduce, increase or enhance beneficial aspects in order to improve a “wellness” or sense of “wellbeing” provided via the environments. Control of intensity and wavelength distribution of passive and active Illumination addresses various issues, symptoms or syndromes, for instance to maintain a circadian rhythm or cycle, adjust for “jet lag” or season affective disorder, etc. Air quality and attributes are controlled. Scent(s) may be dispersed. Noise is reduced and sounds (e.g., masking, music, natural) may be provided. Environmental and biometric feedback is provided. Experimentation and machine learning are used to improve health outcomes and wellness standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Delos Living LLC
    Inventors: Dana S. Pillai, Nathan B. Stodola, Richard A. Macary, Trevor S. Granger, Shaun B. Stewart
  • Patent number: 10588825
    Abstract: A pill compliance device maintains a patient's pill supply and monitors the patient's access to pills contained in the device to memorialize the patient's compliance with his/her pill-taking regimen. The device has a housing, including an inner pill or capsule storage compartment and an electronics unit, a removable cover, a switch to detect removal of the cover and magnet away from the housing, and to detect a replacement of the cover and magnet to the housing, wherein activating the switch triggers a transition from an active state, to a dormant state, and vice versa. A transition from the dormant state to the active state, by replacing the cover to the housing generates a pill-taken signal. A microcontroller generates a compliance notification signal that is communicated to a Wi-Fi module or router within or attached to the electronics unit, to memorialize the apparent compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Manan Shukla, Mayank Shukla
  • Patent number: 10595177
    Abstract: A system in a vehicle including a primary caregiver vehicle device of a primary caregiver providing care to a companion. The primary caregiver vehicle device includes a wireless transceiver in communication with a secondary caregiver device of a secondary caregiver. The primary caregiver device includes a controller in communication with the wireless transceiver. The controller is configured to receive a request to transmit a companion profile of the companion to the secondary caregiver device. The companion profile includes data changing over time in response to data received from the primary caregiver vehicle device and the secondary caregiver device. The controller is further configured to transmit the companion profile from the primary caregiver vehicle device to the secondary caregiver device in response to the request to transmit the companion profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jordan Necovski, Yu Zhang, Bilal Alasry, Te-Ping Kang, Vikas Upmanue, Sean Bleicher, Doua Vang, Eleanor Duke, Nicholaus Spunar
  • Patent number: 10592861
    Abstract: The invention is comprised of physical container units coupled with a fault-tolerant sensor system and one or more servers which receive sensed input and invoke functions within virtual processing components (objects) to perform silent monitoring and critical inventory tracking functions, and which send silent alerts during an active shooting incident to comply with protocols established by the Department of Homeland Security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Elizabeth Kemp
  • Patent number: 10595331
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a common message includes determining, by a base station, a first transmission configuration. The first transmission configuration includes a group of transmission parameters and a moment for using the group of transmission parameters. The group of transmission parameters includes a control channel scheduling indication that is used to indicate whether to use a control channel to schedule and send a common message. The method further includes transmitting, by the base station, the common message to a machine type communication (MTC) device according to the control channel scheduling indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiangdong Zhang, Jinhuan Xia
  • Patent number: 10593188
    Abstract: This disclosure describes four sub-systems for hygiene monitoring. The first one constantly monitors the temperature of working appliances to be in predefined range. The second one uses a combination of temperature, humidity, UV and gas detectors to monitor the environment. The third sub-system uses a combination of RF tags, RF tag readers and infrared/proximity/motion/microphone/touch sensors to monitor if the staff wash their hands properly. The fourth sub-system automatically generates food expiring label for opened food containers. The system generates and print the label whenever a staff wearing an RF tag gestures her/his tag or scans the container bar code or selects container food type from a drop-down menu on its touch screen. The fourth sub-system can also monitor the inventory of opened cans of food in the refrigerator and provide a report or alert when they the time gets close to expiration date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Arian Shoari
  • Patent number: 10587460
    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: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SecureNet Solutions Group LLC
    Inventors: John J Donovan, Daniar Hussain
  • Patent number: 10580283
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system includes the following. A recipient-information-receiving interface is configured to receive up-to-date recipient information for recipients located worldwide. Each information-receiving interface of a plurality of information-receiving interfaces is configured to receive emergency information from a particular external source at a particular worldwide location. The emergency information includes one or more of electronic, textual, audio, and visual information. Processors are configured to aggregate the emergency information received from the plurality of information-receiving interfaces and generate aggregated information for transmission to recipients identified by the up-to-date recipient information. A plurality of information-transmitting interfaces are configured to transmit encrypted aggregated information to recipients identified by the up-to-date recipient information. The encrypted aggregated information includes live video streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Rashed M. Al-Yami
  • Patent number: 10574529
    Abstract: A data center infrastructure monitoring system and method that includes a plurality of geographically distributed data centers, each having a plurality of physical infrastructure assets. A data center gateway system is communicatively coupled to one or more data centers of plurality of data centers and configured to receive data for configuring an alert specifying one or more data center assets to monitor for a primary alert event, an event type for the primary alert event, and a conditional trigger event upon which providing an alert notification for the primary alert event will be conditioned, store the data for configuring the alert, monitor, based on the stored data, the one or more infrastructure assets for the conditional trigger event and the primary alert event, and in response to detecting both the conditional trigger event and the primary alert event associated with the configured alert, providing the alert notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Equinix, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Marinelli, William Maloney, Swayambhu Raparti, Anthony J. Sukiennik, Purvish Purohit, Prabhakar Gundugola
  • Patent number: 10572948
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing data associated with potential damage to a portion of the property. One or more sensors may be disposed in proximity to the portion of the property, where the one or more sensors are configured to sense physical force applied to the portion. A controller module calculates mechanical force data based on the sensor data and estimates an amount of damage to the portion of the property based on the mechanical force data. In some aspects, an insurance provider can use the estimated amount of damage to perform insurance coverage functionalities, estimate damage to additional properties, maintain a damage history for the property, and notify customers of suggested improvements to the property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael K. Cook, Jonathan Guidry, Jason O'Donnell, Tim G. Sanidas, Doug Dewey
  • Patent number: 10575350
    Abstract: A disclosed wireless tunneling system tunnels communications between two processing apparatuses through a wireless link, while maintaining compliance of the communications between the two processing apparatuses with at least two different wired communication protocols. In one embodiment, the wireless tunneling system includes two wireless tunneling apparatuses that communicate with each other through the wireless link. A local wireless tunneling apparatus is coupled to a local processing apparatus through a wired connection and a remote wireless tunneling apparatus is coupled to the remote processing apparatus through another wired connection. The two processing apparatuses may communicate with each other through the wireless link using the two wireless tunneling apparatuses as if the two processing apparatuses were connected through wired connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Ubistar Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sohrab Emami, Brian Henry John, Jean-Marc Laurent, Nishit Kumar, Wen Tang, Hai Zhu
  • Patent number: 10559207
    Abstract: A traffic signal system for congested trafficways has a plurality of stationary alarm light/sensor-reader combinations and mobile alarm light/sensor-reader combinations monitoring each other and monitory tags placed on individuals, machines, and hazards to provide real time alarms to not only pedestrians but also machine operators, who are potentially approaching harm's way, or have the better ability to avert potential harm. Different forms of alarms are provided to indicate different kinds of alarm conditions and to reduce complacency to alarms, and thus improve effectiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Amanda Reed, Daniel E. Reed
  • Patent number: 10545612
    Abstract: An object is to improve the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). A signal processing circuit includes first to fourth terminals, a switch circuit, and an integrator circuit. The integrator circuit includes an amplifier circuit. The amplifier circuit has an output terminal, a terminal (?), a first terminal (+), and a second terminal (+). The switch circuit has a function of electrically connecting the terminal (?) to the second terminal, the first terminal (+) to the first terminal, and the second terminal (+) to the third terminal; and a function of electrically connecting the terminal (?) to the third terminal, the first terminal (+) to the second terminal, and the second terminal (+) to the fourth terminal. The integrator circuit integrates a signal input to the terminal (?), with an average voltage of the voltages of the first terminal (+) and the second terminal (+) as a reference voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kei Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10542423
    Abstract: Presenting information on a computing device based on context is disclosed. A non-limiting example is a computing device or method for presenting information. The method determines contextual information associated with the computing device. The contextual information includes proximity information identifying electronic devices in proximity to the computing device The method also comprises receiving information to present to a user of the computing device. The method also includes formatting the received information based on the determined contextual information and presenting the formatted information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Michael Chang, Brian M. Pearce, Suzanne M. Fisi, Daniel Sanford, John Chuprevich, Miranda C. Hill, Traci Nguyen, Chris Kalaboukis
  • Patent number: 10534336
    Abstract: An occupancy sensor is disclosed including a passive infrared (PIR) sensing element, a temperature sensing element, and a processor. The processor receives temperature signals from the temperature sensing element and configures the occupancy sensor into a selected operating mode based the received temperature signal. The operating mode may be associated with a predetermined sensing threshold of the PIR sensing element. The processor controls an associated load based on the selected operating mode and the received occupancy signals. The occupancy sensor can alternatively include an occupancy sensing element and a photodetector. Based on the amount of light detected by the photodetector over time, the occupancy sensor can calculate a rough estimate of time of day, and can automatically adjust one or more sensing and/or operational characteristics based on that time of day determination. A photosensor may implement daylight harvesting based on different light levels associated with different times of day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Hick
  • Patent number: 10529219
    Abstract: A system and associated processes monitor hand hygiene compliance. For example, the hand hygiene compliance system may monitor, analyze and report on hand hygiene compliance after usage of bathroom facilities. Usage of bathroom facilities is determined by sensing activation (e.g., flushing) of a toilet or a urinal. Each activation event gives rise to a hand hygiene opportunity, and should be followed by performance of a corresponding hand hygiene procedure in order for the hand hygiene opportunity to be deemed “compliant”. Performance of a hand hygiene procedure is determined by sensing actuation of a hand hygiene product dispenser. To determine whether a hand hygiene opportunity is compliant, the system may determine whether a dispenser actuation event occurred within a predetermined period of time from the activation event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon L. Herdt, Daniel R. Wald, Kyle D. Wood
  • Patent number: 10529213
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first signal indicating a first movement in first predefined zone at a first time. A first activation signal is communicated to cause a first light source in the first predefined zone to be activated and provide downward illumination in the first predefined zone. A second activation signal is communicated to cause a second light source that in a second predefined zone to be activated and provide downward illumination in the second predefined zone. Responsive to an absence of receiving a second signal indicating a second/return movement in the first predefined zone at or before a second time that is after the first time, an alarm signal is transmitted that is indicative of an occurrence of a potential non-normal event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Palatiumcare, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Gordon Gray, Lucas Alexander Narbatovics
  • Patent number: 10509437
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an electronic device, comprising: a housing comprising a fixed pyramidal-shaped base, each side of the pyramidal-shaped base having different dimensions allowing for different viewing angles than other sides of the pyramidal-shaped base; the housing comprising a display; the housing comprising an integrated speaker; at least one sensor; and at least one processor operatively coupled to the display, integrated speaker, and at least one sensor. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Samuel Jackson Patterson, Thomas Perelli, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 10497250
    Abstract: Machine learning systems, methods, and techniques for detecting damage and/or other conditions associated with a building, land, structure, or other real property using a real property monitoring system are disclosed. The property monitoring system is used in conjunction with machine learning techniques to determine and/or predict various conditions associated with the real property, including particular damage thereto, e.g., based upon dynamic characteristic data obtained via on-site sensors, static characteristic data, third-party input descriptive of an event impacting the building, etc. Accordingly, damage and/or loss associated with the building/real property is more quickly and/or accurately ascertained so that suitable mitigation techniques may be applied. In some scenarios, previously undetectable or uncharacterized damage and/or other conditions may be discovered and mitigated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Gregory L Hayward, Meghan Sims Goldfarb, Nicholas U. Christopulos, Erik Donahue
  • Patent number: 10496887
    Abstract: A device, system and method for controlling a communication device to provide alerts. One or more computing devices determine, using multimedia data received from one or more multimedia devices at a location of a commanding person, that an aural command has been directed from the commanding person to a target person. The one or more computing devices identify, using video data received from the one or more multimedia devices, one or more barriers to the target person hearing the aural command. The one or more computing devices determine, based on the one or more barriers that are identified using the video data, a likelihood that the target person has not heard the aural command. When the likelihood that the target person has not heard the aural command meets a threshold condition, the one or more computing devices cause a communication device associated with the commanding person to provide an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Suzanne E. Ernesti, Jody A. Stowell