Specific Condition Patents (Class 340/540)
  • Patent number: 11517691
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for providing a high pressure controlled proportional assist ventilation breath type during ventilation of a patient. The disclosure describes a novel breath type that reduces ventilator support (or a percent support setting) based on the occurrence of a predetermined number of high pressure alarms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Ronald Thiessen, Richard Kauc
  • Patent number: 11522284
    Abstract: This document describes an image-capturing doorbell device. In aspects, the image-capturing doorbell device provides a compact, space-efficient, battery-powered, doorbell camera. The architecture of the image-capturing doorbell device is optimized by concentrating sensors at one end of the device and user input mechanism(s) at the opposing end of the device and including a thin and narrow middle portion between the two opposing ends. The sensors include an image sensor and a PIR sensor mounted to the same PCB for space conservation. A camera lens protrudes from an outer surface of an IR window aligned with IR LEDs to mitigate IR flare. The PIR sensor is aligned with a lens that enhances radial motion detection by implementing two stacked rows of lenslets. The user input mechanism includes a light ring formed via a two-shot molding technique with a button to bond the light ring to the button for enhanced waterproofing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jacobi Colton Grillo
  • Patent number: 11515991
    Abstract: Provided are a user equipment, base station and wireless communication method related to interference report in full duplex operation. A user equipment comprises: circuitry operative to form interference information about interference from at least one of the user equipment itself and at least one neighboring user equipment of the user equipment; and a transmitter operative to transmit the interference information to a base station, wherein full duplex operation is performed between the user equipment and at least the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Xiaohan Xia, Lilei Wang, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Prateek Basu Mallick, Ayako Horiuchi
  • Patent number: 11505892
    Abstract: Sensor units that includes a power source, a communication interface, and a sensor coupled to the power source and the communication interface. The sensor is calibrated to connect the power source to the communication interface upon an occurrence of a condition in an appliance. The sensor, thereby, permits the communication interface to transmit data indicating the condition to a computing device. Methods, systems, and apparatus, for monitoring such sensor units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Matthew Flachsbart, Benjamin D. Ethington, Wayne M. Hartman, Kade L. Scott
  • Patent number: 11501627
    Abstract: A system for identifying proper handwashing includes one or more sensors to monitor audio at a sink. The system for identifying proper handwashing further includes circuitry to receive sensor data from the one or more sensors, wherein the sensor data comprise audio data collected during functioning of the sink, detect that the audio data corresponds to one or more particular handwashing events in a set of handwashing events, and determine whether the particular handwashing event satisfies a condition associated with a standard for proper handwashing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Puriphico LLC
    Inventor: Adrian Lazzi
  • Patent number: 11493964
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (100) for a portable user apparatus (102), including a portion (104) which can be folded over the user apparatus (102), said foldable portion (104) including at least two detection layers, each kept at a reserve potential and including at least one capacitive detection electrode: a first of said layers being arranged to carry out a function of capacitive detection of at least one control object located on one side of said foldable portion (104); a second of said layers being arranged so as to carry out a function of capacitive detection of at least one control object located on the other side of said foldable portion (104), with a view to triggering a function in the user apparatus (102). The invention also relates to an apparatus (10) provided with such an accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: QuickStep Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Didier Roziere
  • Patent number: 11487278
    Abstract: A plant control and monitoring device includes a communication card having a first wireless communication chip on which a first unique ID is recorded, a CPU card having a second wireless communication chip on which a second unique ID is recorded, an input card having a third wireless communication chip on which a third unique ID is recorded, and a power supply unit having a fourth wireless communication chip on which a fourth unique ID is recorded. The first wireless communication chip reads out a unique ID from the second wireless communication chip or the fourth wireless communication chip, and transmits a read out unique ID to a maintenance tool through a control network. In a plant control and monitoring system, when the maintenance tool receives a unique ID transmitted through the control network, the maintenance tool collates the received unique ID with an ID database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Yoichiro Hamaya
  • Patent number: 11489803
    Abstract: A computer system displays a plurality of notifications for a plurality of different applications including notifications for a first application and notifications for a second application. User interaction with the plurality of notifications includes requests to perform requested operations with respect to the notifications. In response to the user interaction, the requested operations are performed. A prompt for the user to adjust notification settings for one or more of the plurality of applications is displayed. In accordance with a determination, based on the user interaction, that engagement of the user with the notifications of the first application is below a threshold level of engagement and engagement of the user with the notifications of the second application is above the threshold level of engagement, a suggestion to reduce a prominence of future notifications of the first application without reducing a prominence of future notifications of the second application is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher P. Foss, Heena Ko, Corey K. Wang
  • Patent number: 11488076
    Abstract: In general, the subject matter described in this disclosure can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for routing items in a warehouse. A computing system receives a request to assign an inbound truck to a transport bay and determines an available subset of unloading paths, by removing any unloading path directed from a transport bay or inbound storage area that is currently occupied/assigned. The computing system determines an available subset of loading paths, by removing any loading path directed to a transport bay or outbound staging area that is currently occupied/assigned. The computing system identifies multiple available path combinations that each include an unloading path from the available subset of unloading paths and a loading path from the available subset of loading paths. The computing system determines a selected path combination based on the selected path combination having a most favorable score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Lineage Logistics, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Walet, Daniel Thomas Wintz
  • Patent number: 11481847
    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 provided. The data may be used to determine whether the home device is operating within an expected range or, if it is outside of an expected range or threshold, whether a home event has occurred. Upon occurrence of the home event, an insurance claim to cover any damage caused by the home event may be initiated and/or processed. In some examples, repair of any damage may also be coordinated by the system. In some arrangements, the initiation and/or processing of the claim, and/or coordination of the repair may be performed without any additional input from the user associated with the policy, home device, etc. or with limited additional input from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Bryan Keith Corder, Rothana Srey, Nicholas A. Suizzo, Sean P. Willett
  • Patent number: 11479175
    Abstract: A vehicular error detection system is provided, comprising: a plurality of light circuits in a vehicle, each light circuit including a light and being associated with a corresponding unique identifier; a system controller located in the vehicle and configured to control operation of the light circuits; a plurality of wires connecting the light circuits to the system controller such that at least one wire is attached to each of the plurality of light circuits; a plurality of lighting error detectors each configured to detect a malfunctioning light from among corresponding lights in the light circuits, and configured to transmit an error message to the system controller when the malfunctioning light is detected, wherein each of the lighting error detectors transmits an error message to the system controller when the lighting error detector detects the malfunctioning light, and the error message includes the corresponding unique identifier of the malfunctioning light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Grote Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Sankalp Pampattiwar, Yogesh Kubal, Cesar Perez-Bolivar
  • Patent number: 11473934
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing alarms in an electrical power system employ intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) equipped with alarm arbitration capability. This capability allows an IED to aggregate alarms from multiple other IEDs relating to the same event or overlapping alarm events and provide one report about the event to a monitor and control system. In some embodiments, the alarm arbitration is performed based on IED power levels, that the IED having the highest power level is designated as the owner of the alarm event for alarm reporting purposes. Such an arrangement allows one IED to send a single report to the monitor and control system instead of potentially dozens of individual reports being sent by potentially dozens of IEDs for the same event or overlapping alarm events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Schneider Electric USA, Inc.
    Inventor: David P. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11475745
    Abstract: A security system is provided. The security system includes a control panel located within a secured space, a plurality of sensors coupled to the control panel that detect security events within the secured space, a user interface within the secured area coupled to the control panel, a camera located in the user interface that collects video images in the secured space surrounding the user interface upon activation of one of the plurality of sensors, a sound transducer located in the user interface, a programmed processor within one of the user interface and the control panel that supports VoIP calls between a called or calling party and the user interface and a control button on the user interface that activates a VoIP connection with a called or calling party through the user interface and control panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth G. Eskildsen, Robert E. Lee
  • Patent number: 11465228
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for detection of fire states in the presence of welding activities. In some examples, the welding detection system may algorithmically calculate a risk of a fire state developing. In some embodiments, the welding fire detection and prevention system may communicate warning states to users, supervisors, equipment and/or building monitoring systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Stellar Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Luke T. Facemyer
  • Patent number: 11461850
    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: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    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: 11460125
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vacuum valve having at least one acoustic sensor, the acoustic sensor being designed such that information can be generated by the acoustic sensor via a structure-borne sound wave, as a measuring signal, impacting on at least one component of the vacuum valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: VAT HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Adrian Eschenmoser, Andre Gahler, Michael Zickar
  • Patent number: 11461566
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting an event within a monitored area are provided. A transmitter emits an RF interrogation signal into the monitored area. An RF target positioned within the monitored area reflects the interrogation signal as a target signal when the interrogation signal impinges on the RF target. The RF target has a switch actuatable by a user between a switch-state in which the RF target operates in a first reflective state, and a switch-state in which the RF target operates in a second reflective state. A receiver receives the target signal from the RF target. Based on the target signal received by the receiver, a processor can detect an indication of the reflective state in which the RF target is operating. The processor triggers an action in response to the indication of the reflective state in which the RF target is operating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: James J. O'Hagan, Daniel F. Donato
  • Patent number: 11452881
    Abstract: Status messages are wirelessly broadcast from medical devices (e.g., defibrillators) as advertisements that don't require the establishment of a wireless connection with listeners. The listeners are configured to act on, or forward received status messages as appropriate. The listeners may optionally include supplemental information supplied by the listener device when forwarding a status message to a management server. The listener may optionally analyze received status messages to determine whether an action should be taken based at least in part on status information in the message. Actions performed by the listener may include initiating a connection with the transmitting device to facilitate uploading new information from the defibrillator, updating the defibrillator's firmware, etc. Optionally, some of the advertisements are configured as beacons. The advertisements/beacons may be transmitted using a Bluetooth Low Energy or other suitable protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Avive Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Sturman, David Picco, Rory M. Beyer, Gordon Moseley P. Andrews, Dean Allan Gereaux
  • Patent number: 11455558
    Abstract: In the monitoring domain, event management can deal with the monitoring of behavioural changes for any type of entity. Normally, the event management requires a lot of human intervention to generate a set of rules which results in adding effort and cost. A method and system for managing a plurality of events using automated rule generation has been provided. The system automatically generates a set of rules by studying the trend of incoming events over a period of time by computing moving percentile, thereby removing the need of human intervention to define rules for alert generation. The reported alerts are more specific and accurate, since the trend of incoming data is used to define the rules for alert generation. Further the method also provides the provision for the resolving the generated alerts either manually or automatically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Swarup Chatterjee, Sharmila Baksi, Tanmaya Tewari, Deb Shankar Dey
  • Patent number: 11441332
    Abstract: An intelligent door lock system is coupled to a door at a dwelling. A door status device is at the dwelling. The door status device is coupled to a drive shaft of a lock device to assist in locking and unlocking a lock of a lock device at the door. The lock device is coupled to the door status device and includes a bolt. An engine, an energy source and a memory are coupled together. A plurality of cameras that communicate with each other and with the lock device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: August Home, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Johnson, Herve Jacques Clement Letourneur, Tejash Unadkat, Christopher Dow
  • Patent number: 11416545
    Abstract: A solution for a video surveillance system and method that leverages a dynamic geographic footprint and supports an object-based query of archived video content is described. An exemplary embodiment of the solution receives video footage from any number of unrelated sources. The video footage is parsed for content and stored in a database in connection with data that identifies the content (object class, aspects of the object, confidence scores, time and location data, etc.). Advantageously, the video footage may be queried based on content of the video footage and not just time and location data. In this way, embodiments of the solution provide for efficient query and review of relevant video footage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: FLOCK GROUP INC.
    Inventors: Garrett Langley, Matt Feury
  • Patent number: 11397420
    Abstract: A system for visual state identification including: a visual display system including a plurality of light displays, each of the light displays provided to different physical locations on an automation system; an execution device operatively connected to the visual display system, including: an input device configured to receive data from the automation system; and computer readable instructions which, if executed by a processor, cause the processor to: receive input data; determine the state of the automation system based on the input data, wherein the state may include an area of interest related to one of the different physical locations; communicate with the visual display system to selectively light a portion of one or more of the plurality of light displays to display the state of the automation system and the physical location of the area of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Louis Ian Cameron, Ehsan Shojaei-Baghini, Stanley Wellington Kleinikkink, Dennis Clifton Murray
  • Patent number: 11397912
    Abstract: Systems and methods for coordinating the transportation of shipping containers through a terminal are provided. The systems and methods provide for efficient storage of shipping containers in flow stacks in a terminal, enable collaboration among users, and provide efficiencies in executing export street turns and the use of off dock container yards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: E*Dray 20/20, LLC
    Inventors: Kendall P. Kellaway, Jr., Reade Kidd
  • Patent number: 11394933
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for monitoring a vehicle access point. In one aspect, a monitoring system is disclosed that includes a processor and a computer storage media storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations may include obtaining, by the monitoring system, monitoring system data that is generated by a first monitoring system component, determining, by the monitoring system and based on the monitoring system data, a current occupancy of a vehicle, determining, by the monitoring system and based on the current occupancy of the vehicle, whether a vehicle access point is to be monitored, and in response to determining, by the monitoring system and based on the current occupancy of the vehicle, that the vehicle is not occupied by a human occupant, using one or more second monitoring system components to monitor the vehicle access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew Daniel Correnti, Karen Correnti
  • Patent number: 11383963
    Abstract: A platform assembly includes a work platform including a platform floor and a safety rail extending from the platform floor to a rail height, and a primary sensor unit secured to the work platform and positioned adjacent the platform floor. The primary sensor unit is configured to monitor an area from the platform floor to a space above the rail height and forward and aft of the work platform. The platform assembly enhances protection for an operator from sustained involuntary operation resulting in an impact with an obstruction or structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: JLG INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Brian K. Mohlman, Matthew I. Gilbride, David W. Lombardo, Ignacy Puszkiewicz
  • Patent number: 11368410
    Abstract: A system for analytics collection from distributed resource in a software-defined networking. The system comprises: an analytics engine; and a resource interface communicated with the analytics engine, the resource interface being configured to collect telemetry data from the resource and to transmit the telemetry data to the analytics engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Parker, Jamal Hadi Salim
  • Patent number: 11361604
    Abstract: A universal system and method for controlling existing garage doors via existing garage door openers. The system includes a module operable both manually and automatically to control the existing garage door, Wifi communication circuitry to receive instructions wirelessly from a remote, circuitry for automatic and remote control of the garage door and circuitry for pushing garage door status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: GMI HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Ordaz
  • Patent number: 11346949
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of tagging at least one target with an artificial physical tag configured to provide a signature of interest for imaging technology in any region of the electromagnetic spectrum. The method may comprise associating the artificial physical tag to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Cristina Porcel Magnusson
  • Patent number: 11348193
    Abstract: Methods and systems for assessing, detecting, and responding to malfunctions involving components of autonomous vehicle and/or smart homes are described herein. Autonomous operation features and related components can be assessed using direct or indirect data regarding operation. Such assessment may be performed to determine the condition of components for salvage following a collision or other loss-event. To this end, the information regarding a plurality of components may be received. A component of the plurality of components may be identified for assessment. Assessment may including causing test signals to be sent to the identified component. In response to the test signal, one or more responses may be received. The received response may be compared to an expected response to determine whether the identified component is salvageable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Blake Konrardy, Scott T. Christensen, Gregory Hayward, Scott Farris
  • Patent number: 11347138
    Abstract: A security device is configured to be secured to a structure to monitor an area of interest surrounding the structure. Monitoring of the area of interest is done covertly to ensure that the security device remains undetectable. The security device includes a head that is operably and removably coupled to a base. The head includes a camera having a lens that is configured to capture video data within the area of interest. The captured (or recorded) video data is transmitted to a storage device within the base for storage. For added security and/or functionally, a user can wirelessly control and monitor the security device via a user interface device from anywhere in the world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: True North Services Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bohning, Kimberley A. Conway
  • Patent number: 11348191
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reporting electrical infrastructure and vegetation twining are provided. In one embodiment, a system for reporting electrical infrastructure and vegetation twining is provided. The system includes a recognition module, a position module, a twining module, and a report module. The recognition module is configured to detect electrical infrastructure and vegetation in a set of sensor data received from vehicle sensors. The position module is configured to associate a location with the set of sensor data. The twining module is configured to identify a twining event of the vegetation and the electrical infrastructure based on a proximity threshold of the electrical infrastructure and the vegetation. The report module is configured to generate a report including the twining event and the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Danyang Tian, Xue Bai
  • Patent number: 11344140
    Abstract: The design described here is a new display for hand-held consumer electronic devices. The display has a mounting member, or puck, that is lifted from rest on a display surface. The puck carries a rechargeable power storage device for the hand-held device. The power storage device charges when the puck is at rest but is disconnected and powers the hand-held when the puck is lifted. The puck also carries a wireless device that outputs a security alarm signal for the purpose of indicating a theft event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Mobile Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Henson, Kris Schatz, Wade Wheeler
  • Patent number: 11333837
    Abstract: An optical communication system includes a first communication system to communicate first information from a controller to a truck and a second communication system to communicate second information. The first communication system includes a first light emitter to output the first information, a first optical fiber to transport the light output from the first light emitter while letting the light leak therefrom, and a first light receiver to receive the light leaking from the first optical fiber. The second communication system includes a second light emitter to output second information, a second optical fiber to transport the light output from the second light emitter and input to the second optical fiber at some point along the second optical fiber, and a second light receiver to receive the light transported over the second optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Masakazu Ishibashi, Shinichiro Haruyama
  • Patent number: 11336005
    Abstract: This document describes a dual-antenna system for a video-recording doorbell and associated devices and systems. The described antenna system may be implemented on an elongated printed circuit board and can be used for wideband and ultra-wideband applications. For low-cost devices, the dual-antenna system may implement diversity antennas by including first and second substantially orthogonal antennas connected to a chipset configured for single-input single-output (SISO) functionality. The dual-antenna system described herein achieves high antenna isolation and efficiency without a decoupling structure between the first and second antennas. Further, the dual-antenna system achieves high isolation while in proximity to a battery (e.g., a battery within a housing of a battery-powered, video-recording doorbell) and a metal plate for mounting the device to a wall or other structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Huanyu Chen, Peter Joseph Bevelacqua, Emma Elizabeth Feshbach Bright
  • Patent number: 11333642
    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: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Regeneran Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan L. Mao, Eric Shierly, Bernhard Schilling, Scott Carver, Stefanie McDermott, John Mattila, Hanne Bak
  • Patent number: 11331796
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a universal connection interface between a robot and a plurality of modular attachments are disclosed. The connection interface includes a data connection and a dynamic amplifier configured to adjust output of at least one electromechanically coupled mechanical output; and a processor configured to control gain of the dynamic amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Brain Corporation
    Inventors: Phil Duffy, Jim McCullough, Eugene Izhikevich, Nicole Renke, Justin Couvignou, Jimmy Kim
  • Patent number: 11330645
    Abstract: Implementations of this application provide communications methods, devices, and chips. In an implementation, a method comprises: sending, by a centralized unit user plane (CU-UP) of an access network to a centralized unit control plane (CU-CP) of the access network, an interface setup request message to request to setup an E1 interface, the interface setup request message comprises an identity of a public land mobile network (PLMN) served by the CU-UP and a network slice identifier corresponding to the public land mobile network, wherein the network slice identifier identifies single network slice selection assistance information (S-NSSAI) or an S-NSSAI list; and sending, by the CU-CP, an interface setup response message to the CU-UP after receiving the interface setup request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yinghao Jin, Feng Han, Hang Zhang, Wei Tan
  • Patent number: 11327479
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes: a plurality of terminals configured to be carried by users; and a control device configured to execute remote parking processing to move a vehicle from a current position to a parking position and to park the vehicle at the parking position in response to an instruction from any of the terminals. The control device is configured to execute starting processing to start operation of the vehicle in response to the instruction from any of the terminals. Once the control device executes the starting processing in response to an instruction from one of the terminals, the control device prohibits the remote parking processing in response to an instruction from any other of the terminals as long as the vehicle is in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei Noguchi, Masahiro Kowada, Miki Tsujino
  • Patent number: 11330189
    Abstract: An imaging control device includes: an exposure control portion configured to control an exposure length of an imaging unit, which is capturable an image of a region where an occupant is allowed to occupy in a vehicle cabin, to at least a first exposure period and a second exposure period longer than the first exposure period; an image acquisition portion configured to acquire first captured image data captured in the first exposure period and second captured image data captured in the second exposure period; and a processing unit configured to separately process the first captured image data and the second captured image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Kazuhito Kadomae
  • Patent number: 11323377
    Abstract: According to one configuration, a network environment includes multiple communication devices and a data flow manager (such as associated with a communication gateway). During operation, the data flow manager receives multiple data flows from the multiple communication devices, each of which conveys data associated with a respective communication device in a network environment. The data flow manager controls conveyance of the multiple data flows through the communication gateway. In response to detecting occurrence of an alarm event in the network environment, the data flow manager modifies an original priority of conveying the classified data flows through the communication gateway. The modified priority provides increased bandwidth accommodating conveyance of a corresponding data flow associated with the alarm event through the communication gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Wynn E. Gradisar, Mark Reimer
  • Patent number: 11319722
    Abstract: A smart pool skimmer is disclosed. In one embodiment, the pool skimmer includes a body housing having electronics and sensors extending from the body housing to monitor pool conditions. The sensors detect a plurality of pool condition, including but not limited to pH, ORP, temperature, water level, water movement, chlorine levels, and salt concentration. The smart pool skimmer receives data from the sensors and sends the information to a user computing device or a cloud-based analytics server, which tracks conditions of the pool water. A solar panel may be provided on the housing to enable the smart skimmer to run on renewable energy. Additionally, visual light indicators can be mounted on top of the cover plate to provide visual indications of pool conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KETO, A.I., INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Jensen, Andrew D. Higgins
  • Patent number: 11315403
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for nanosatellite-based property monitoring are disclosed. A method includes receiving satellite data related to conditions of a property monitored by a monitoring system; determining, based on the satellite data, that the property is at risk from a threat; requesting, from a sensor of the monitoring system, sensor data related to the threat; receiving, from the sensor, the sensor data related to the threat; and based on analyzing the sensor data related to the threat, performing one or more monitoring system actions. The threat may include one of a weather hazard, a security hazard, or a property damage hazard. The monitoring system actions can include sending an instruction to adjust a sensor or component of the monitoring system and can include sending, to a user device, a notification that the property is at risk from the threat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Kelly, Matthew Daniel Correnti, Robert Nathan Picardi
  • Patent number: 11302155
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to an apparatus for counterfeit detection and a method implementing the same. In one embodiment, as apparatus is disclosed herein. The apparatus includes a first end, a second end, an elongated body, an ink cartridge, a controller, and a trigger. The elongated body extends from the first end to the second end. The elongated body defines a cavity therein. The ink cartridge is disposed in the cavity. The controller is positioned within the cavity. The controller is configured to communicate with at least one computing system remote from the apparatus. The trigger is in electronic communication with the controller. The trigger extends at least partially though the elongated body. The trigger is actionable between a first position and a second position. A change from the first position to the second position transmits an electronic signal to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Edwards, Abdelkader Benkreira, Michael Mossoba, Rajko Ilincic
  • Patent number: 11302131
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable lock having an unlocking motor, an authentication module for authenticating a user of the lock by which the unlocking motor can be actuated to unlock the lock on a successful user authentication, and having a transport security element that can be actuated by the user and whose actuation moves the lock into a transport security mode in which an unlocking of the lock is precluded. A further subject matter is a locking system comprising such a lock and a mobile end device by means of which a user of the lock can authenticate himself thereat. The invention furthermore relates to a method of unlocking a mobile lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ABUS August Bremicker Soehne KG
    Inventors: Marcus Kolb, Marvin Mueller
  • Patent number: 11297401
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a method for operating a hazard notification system including a plurality of notification appliances connected to a bus system, each notification appliance having a signal element and an activatable energy consumption simulation unit comprising: receiving a switchover telegram at each notification appliance; attaching the respective energy consumption simulation unit of each notification appliance to the bus system in place of the signal element; measuring an energy consumption resulting in the bus system due to the activation of each energy consumption simulation unit in the course of a load test; comparing the measured energy consumption with predefined comparison values; and generating an alarm signal or a fault message as a function of the result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Urs Kaestli, Marc Wenzler, Peter Philip Hofer, Peter Baertschi, Xue Song Shen
  • Patent number: 11295405
    Abstract: Providing recommendations for first responders can include receiving, using a processor, real time sensor data from a plurality of sensors, correlating, using the processor, the real time sensor data with historical data for a plurality of prior incidents to determine a selected prior incident matching the real time sensor data, and determining a recommended next action from an operating procedure based upon a next action taken for the selected prior incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Donald P. Dejewski, Romelia H. Flores, David L. Jenkins, Hong S. Kim, Jeffrey L. Tennenbaum
  • Patent number: 11282366
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for preventing mistreatment of a person in care. In particular a mistreatment sensor worn by a person in care wirelessly linked to an audio and video recording device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Ashley Rolfe
  • Patent number: 11284408
    Abstract: To take into account a passive intermodulation, resource blocks are associated with information indicating passive intermodulation impact of a corresponding resource block. The resource blocks are scheduled using the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Marko Fleischer, Rene Röschke, Jan Hellmann
  • Patent number: 11281909
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed towards a system for analyzing graffiti content, tracking graffiti vandals who executed graffiti on different surfaces and report the graffiti vandal reports to law enforcement agent or public works departments, comprising: a computing device is configured to allow a user to capture graffiti executed on a plurality of surfaces and uploads the captured graffiti to a graffiti analyzing and tracking module, the graffiti analyzing and tracking module parses out the graffiti content into data points and analyzes, reconfigures, and reports the data points to clearly reveal trends in categories on computing device, and a database configured to store information about graffiti crimes, locations, and allows the user to allocate resources, the computing device enables the graffiti analyzing and tracking module to display graffiti vandals and map the graffiti content to graffiti vandals that have appeared in graffiti renderings from the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Timothy Kephart
  • Patent number: 11279251
    Abstract: A charging system includes a vehicle, a power supply facility, a mobile terminal, and a server. The power supply facility performs external charging by supplying power to the vehicle. The mobile terminal receives a user input from a user of the vehicle and provides a notification to the user. The server communicates with the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal sets a first notification condition in the server in response to the user input. A second notification condition is set in the server in advance. The server determines whether or not each of the first notification condition and the second notification condition is satisfied during the external charging. When the first notification condition is satisfied, the server provides a first notification to the user through the mobile terminal. When the second notification condition is satisfied, the server provides a second notification to the user through the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Makito Muramatsu, Takumi Shibano, Masashi Tanaka, Takashi Ochiai, Takeharu Fukui, Yoshihiro Takamura, Takahiro Yokogawa, Masashi Ohgashira