Article Placement Or Removal (e.g., Anti-theft) Patents (Class 340/568.1)
  • Patent number: 11144627
    Abstract: Techniques for validating a user on an electronic device in an Internet of Things (IoT) environment are provided. An example of an apparatus according to the disclosure includes a transceiver configured to detect one or more proximate devices, and at least one processor operably coupled to the transceiver and configured to receive authentication information from the user, determine that the one or more proximate devices is at least one companion device, and validate the user based on the authentication information and a detection of the at least one companion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Sai Pradeep Venkatraman, Ankita
  • Patent number: 11066186
    Abstract: A landing pad receives and stores packages delivered from an aerial vehicle and awaiting pickup from an aerial vehicle. The landing pad can be placed outside of a window and can contain a transmitter for sending out an identification signal via radio frequency to aid aerial vehicles in finding the landing pad. The landing pad contains a landing platform with a trapdoor that leads to a storage compartment. The trapdoor can be configured to only open when it receives a signal from an authorized aerial vehicle. The storage compartment can be accessed via a storage compartment door which can contain a locking mechanism. The storage compartment can be climate controlled. The landing pad can also have a transmitter that emits sounds to discourage animals from nesting on or near the landing pad. The landing pad can also include a solar power generator as a source of electrical energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Valqari Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Walsh, Alex J. Falesch
  • Patent number: 11062097
    Abstract: An inventory control system for controlling inventory in a receptacle comprising a plurality of compartments, comprising an electronic reader, at least one antenna, a controller, and a processor. The electronic reader is configured to read a plurality of electronic labels in a plurality of the compartments of the receptacle, each electronic label being associated with, and identifying, an item in one of the compartments. The at least one antenna is in communication with the electronic reader, associated with two or more compartments and configured to read electronic labels in the two or more compartments so that the electronic reader identifies a group of labels associated therewith. The controller controls access to a selected one of the compartments at a time. The processor is responsive to the group of labels and the selected one of the compartments to determine the contents thereof and a compartment location of each item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SATO HOLDINGS KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tai Wai Pong, Hugo Lohrer
  • Patent number: 11058246
    Abstract: A bag clamp having retention arms, capable of rotating about a pivoting axis between an open and closed position. The retention arms are connected to a locking mechanism configured to prevent the retention arms from pivoting to an open configuration when the locking mechanism is in an engaged setting. The arms are shaped to create an open receiving space. The open receiving space allows the bag clamp to receive a rigid structure to clamp onto while also receiving a bag's straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Qoi Products LLC
    Inventors: Scott R. Kempshall, Tina L. Dyer
  • Patent number: 11055942
    Abstract: In one aspect, a portable electronic device is provided for accessing a secured area to deliver a package therein. The portable electronic device includes a sensor configured to detect an indicium of the package and communication circuitry configured to communicate a message to a server computer associated with the package upon the sensor detecting the indicium. The communication circuitry is further configured to receive delivery information from the server computer, the delivery information including at least a location of the secured area. The portable electronic device further includes a processor operatively coupled to the sensor and the communication circuitry. The processor is configured to cause, via the communication circuitry, the movable barrier operator to open a movable barrier associated with the secured area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Charles Coates, Jeremy Eugene Jenkins, David R. Morris, Gregory John Stanek, Adam Joshua Schrems, James Scott Murray
  • Patent number: 11045019
    Abstract: A system for physically securing a laptop in an open position to a display table and methods for providing the same are described. The system includes a left bracket and a right bracket physically separate from one another. The left and right brackets each include a respective bottom support substrate, rear flange, front corner brace, side brace, and one or more fasteners extending downward from the bottom support substrate. The left bracket is configured to be attached to a left portion of a lower body portion of a laptop, and the right bracket is configured to be attached to a right portion of the lower body portion of the laptop. While the left and right brackets are attached to respective portions of a lower body portion of a laptop, the fasteners extending downward from the bottom support substrates are attachable to a display table to thereby secure the laptop thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: OnQ Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul F. Chapuis, Steven D. Penny
  • Patent number: 11039386
    Abstract: A User Equipment having at least one sensor, a short range communications interface, a long range communications interface and a controller, wherein the controller is configured for: establishing a connection with a first access point through the short range communications interface; receiving operating instructions for the at least one sensor from the first access point; causing the at least one sensor to operate according to the operating instructions; receiving sensor data from the at least one sensor; and for reporting the sensor data through the long range communications interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Harald Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 11031693
    Abstract: An RFID antenna assembly configured to be energized with a carrier signal is disclosed. The RFID antenna assembly includes an inductive component including a loop antenna assembly, at least one capacitive component coupled to the inductive component, and an eddy current trap positioned a predetermined distance from the loop antenna assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventor: David Blumberg, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11026532
    Abstract: A temperature controlled delivery appliance and a method of operating the same are provided. The temperature controlled delivery appliance includes a storage container, a climate control system for regulating the temperature within the storage container, and a controller for implementing a pre-conditioning method, which includes maintaining the storage container at a preconditioning temperature until a delivery notification is received, and operating the climate control system to regulate the container temperature to a target temperature upon receiving the delivery notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lynn Jessie
  • Patent number: 11004115
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, by a computing device, sensor data relating to the attributes of garment worn by a user; determining, by the computing device, the attributes of the garment based on receiving the sensor data; determining, by the computing device, the user's shopping interest based on determining the attributes of the garment; generating, by the computing device, a targeted advertisement based on the user's shopping interest; and outputting, by the computing device, the targeted advertisement for display at a merchant facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin W. Hall, Stephen M. Leonard, Rebecca E. Lutz, Todd D. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10997839
    Abstract: A signal-emitting retail display device that includes a wire having a top portion and a bottom portion, the top portion configured to support a label holder, the bottom portion configured to store one or more retail items. The signal-emitting retail display device also has an electronic unit that includes an emitter. The emitter is configured to emit an audible alarm or warning signal, and configured to wirelessly transmit a signal to a remotely-located alarm box indicative of the audible alarm or warning signal. The wire is electrically coupled to the electronic unit such that the wire functions as an antenna for the transmission of the signal to the alarm box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Fasteners for Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent O. Ewing, Chan Chor Man
  • Patent number: 10991221
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide a portable alarm, are disclosed herein. The system may include a top component that includes a connector, a first securing protrusion, and a second securing protrusion that extend out a bottom side of the top component; and a base component that includes a narrow cavity, a first notch, a second notch, and a battery-powered circuit board, the first securing protrusion, the second securing protrusion, and the connector engaging with or otherwise connecting with the first notch, the second notch, and the narrow cavity, respectively, to provide secure contact between the top component and the base component, the narrow cavity is linked to the battery-powered circuit board so that responsive to the connector being disengaged from the narrow cavity, an alarm is activated and responsive to the connector being engaged with the narrow cavity, the alarm is deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: BIRDIE LOVE LLC
    Inventors: Alison Peters, Amy Ferber
  • Patent number: 10970549
    Abstract: The innovation disclosed and claimed herein, in one aspect thereof, comprises systems and methods of providing valuation of safety deposit boxes. The systems and methods provide a portal to digitally access a locker by a user. The systems and methods receive a request to access the locker from the user and authenticate the user to provide access. The systems and methods scan items placed within the locker. The systems and methods evaluate at least one item of the plurality of items placed inside the locker for digitized metrics to determine a valuation for the items in the safe locker. The systems and methods provide a portal for the locker such that an owner of the locker has exclusive access to the plurality of items and the digitized metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Gothandapani Krishnan, Shanmukeswara Rao Donkada, Madeshwaran Mohanraj, Ramanathan Ramanathan, Jayakrishna Nair, Parthasarathy Venkatesan, Kalyan Chandra Kothamasu, Manpreet Singh
  • Patent number: 10958880
    Abstract: A luggage management system includes: a locking/unlocking device mounted in a vehicle and configured to lock and unlock the vehicle in response to a request from a terminal, the terminal being used by a user who delivers luggage; an imaging device configured to capture an image of an inside of a predetermined area located in the vehicle, the predetermined area being used as a delivery place of the luggage; a control device configured to cause the imaging device to capture the image in the predetermined area when the locking/unlocking device locks or unlocks the vehicle in response to the request, and store the image; and a determination unit configured to determine, based on a result of comparison between a reference image and a comparison image, whether the luggage has been carried away from the predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Kanaoka, Shun Maeda, Yoshihiro Murozaki, Hiroko Tsujimura, Daiki Kaneichi, Kuniaki Jinnai
  • Patent number: 10956854
    Abstract: Provided are methods, devices, and computer-program products for tracking goods carriers from a particular source. According to some embodiments of the invention, a computer-implemented method includes training an artificial neural network to count the number of goods carriers from a particular source within an image. Further, the method includes receiving a first image file generated by a first imaging device; using the trained artificial neural network to determine a first number of goods carriers from the particular source in the first image; receiving a second image file generated by a second imaging device; using the trained artificial neural network to determine a second number of goods carriers from the particular source in the second image; and determining whether the first number of goods carriers from the particular source in the first image is equal to the second number of goods carriers from the particular source in the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BXB DIGITAL PTY LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Souder, Dan Bricarello, Juan Castillo, Prasad Srinivasamurthy
  • Patent number: 10924553
    Abstract: A management server is configured to receive device-readiness information, device performance information, and/or clinical event information from a medical device. The management server facilitates providing a graphical user interface (GUI) that enables a user to view the received information. The management server may also enable configuration updates and software updates to be provided to the medical device from a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Ian Durrant, C. Shane Reid, Andrew D. Funk, Patrick Shortall
  • Patent number: 10904622
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for recognizing an activity and providing content for consumption during the activity. The methods and systems use an activity engine to learn a duration of an activity by receiving input with a start cue indicating a start of an activity and receiving input with a stop cue indicating an end of the activity. The activity engine determines an average or estimated duration for the activity based on the time difference between the start cue and the stop cue so that when the activity engine receives a third input and identifies the start cue, a content curation engine identifies one or more content items with a total runtime substantially similar to the average or estimated duration for the activity and provides the content for consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Susanto Sen, Charishma Chundi
  • Patent number: 10902423
    Abstract: A method includes maintaining a digital wallet in a computer, and receiving a request for a transaction. The computer may receive and verify user authentication data, and then allow the user to access any payment card account in the digital wallet without requiring additional user authentication, regardless of the account selected for the transaction by the user. In some embodiments, cryptogram generation may be performed with an EMV server in association with the digital wallet, to enhance the level of security assurance for merchants, issuers and users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Cristian Radu, Jonathan James Main, Eric G. Alger
  • Patent number: 10896302
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to an apparatus for tracking usage of a product. The apparatus includes the following: a structural layer that includes at least some portion of electrically conductive material, an adhesive layer, a microcontroller, and a transceiver. The microcontroller is electrically connected to the conductive material in the structural layer, and is configured to monitor the conductive material for changes in at least one electrical property. Upon determining that an electrical property has changed, the microcontroller determines where the apparatus is located and when the change occurred, and further reports the determination to various specified entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Counted, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Isom, Duane Michael Scott Johnson
  • Patent number: 10877430
    Abstract: In one example, an electromechanical device includes a removable component comprising an electronic identification tag. The apparatus also includes a plurality of tag readers disposed at a plurality of sectors in the apparatus to detect the electronic identification tag and signal strengths associated with the detected electronic identification tag, and send the signal strengths to a tracking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HP Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Eduardo Rodel, Humberto Cardoso Marchezi, Guilherme Selau Ribeiro, Marlon Gomes Lopes, Josepe Franco Gerent, Luciano Alves, Leonardo Dias Marquezini, Brian Schmitz Tani
  • Patent number: 10867489
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for responding to theft of a sensor enclosure of an autonomous vehicle. Theft of the sensor enclosure can be detected using at least one piezoelectric sensor. An electrical signal to the at least one piezoelectric sensor can be generated. The at least one piezoelectric sensor can be caused to emit a sound based on the electric signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Diehl, Cheng Jin
  • Patent number: 10835686
    Abstract: A server having stored thereon information associated with an identified portable medical device. The server is configured to receive a position and a time point of a client device, and configured to use the position and the time point to retrieve position-specific data for the time point. The position-specific data is used to determine whether the portable medical device should be serviced or replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BRIGHTER AB
    Inventor: Truls Sjöstedt
  • Patent number: 10832495
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods for conducting tests on a medical device. A request to conduct a test on a medical device module remotely located from a party initiating the request can be received. The module can have an inductive receiver and be part of a medical device system having an inductive backplane and multiple mounting seats. Each mounting seat can have an inductive transmitter, and the module can be inductively powered when affixed to a first mounting seat. The test can relate to an attribute of the first mounting seat's inductive transmitter or the module's inductive receiver. The request can identify the module and test to conducted. A message representative of the request can be transmitted to the system. Test data relating to an attribute of the inductive transmitter or inductive receiver can be received and provided. Related methods, apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald Halbert
  • Patent number: 10810437
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a security check system and method. The present disclosure provides a security check system for identifying objects of interest from multiple objects, comprising: an object-of-interest determining device for determining whether an object is an object of interest; an image mark applying device for acquiring images related to selected objects among the multiple objects and recording image marks of the selected objects; and a mark detecting device for detecting the image marks, wherein the security check system is configured to identify whether the object is the object of interest based on the detection of the mark detecting device and outputs a warning accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Nuctech Company Limited
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Chen, Li Zhang, Gang Peng, Zhisheng Dai, Yunda Sun, Dong Li
  • Patent number: 10803372
    Abstract: A label, comprising first base segment (16) having an adhesive for affixing it to a surface of an object and a second base segment (18) having an adhesive for affixing it to the surface. There is a label segment (32), spaced in an orthogonal direction from the base segment, comprising a radio frequency identification (RFID) device and/or indicia. There is a first leg segment (22) In interconnecting the first base segment (16) to a first portion of the label segment (32) and second leg segment (28) interconnecting the second base segment (18) to a second portion of the label segment (32). The first leg segment (22) interconnects with the first base segment (16) at an angle, which is not ninety degrees relative to the first base segment (16) and wherein the second leg segment (28) interconnects with the second base segment (18) at an angle, which is not ninety degrees relative to the second base segment (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Mohammed Ramzan, Daniel Smith
  • Patent number: 10762140
    Abstract: A computer system receives a published electronic document from a first source. The computer system analyzes structure and content of the published electronic document to extract information. Such extracted information can include keywords, based on content, and information indicative of relative importance of those keywords, based on structure. The computer system generates queries based on the extracted information to query a content management system of a second source of published electronic documents. The results can indicate whether the content management has content available corresponding to the query, and whether the content is published in electronic documents available from the second source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Georgios Krasadakis, Oleksiy Shepetko
  • Patent number: 10755511
    Abstract: A system for facilitating package delivery or pickup at premises of senders or recipients has a package door that is used for receipt and collection of packages. The package door includes an input device for entering package information and an image capture device for visually recording the arrival of a courier. Based on the package information entered via the input device, the system determines whether the package information matches a predetermined value, such as a package tracking number. The system may automatically unlock the package door if the package information matches such predetermined value. In other embodiments, a user may remotely monitor the package information and/or information from the image capture device to determine whether to provide inputs for unlocking the package door. The system logs the package information received from the input device and the image capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: David L. Eichenblatt
  • Patent number: 10757646
    Abstract: A User Equipment having at least one sensor, a short range communications interface, a long range communications interface and a controller, wherein the controller is configured for: establishing a connection with a first access point through the short range communications interface; receiving operating instructions for the at least one sensor from the first access point; causing the at least one sensor to operate according to the operating instructions; receiving sensor data from the at least one sensor; and for reporting the sensor data through the long range communications interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Harald Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 10738508
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for protecting a portable electronic device from theft or unauthorized removal in a retail environment is provided. A shroud may at least partially enclose a portable electronic device. A dock may releasably engage the shroud such that the shroud and portable electronic device are locked to the dock when engaged with the dock. A key may engage activate a lock mechanism to release the shroud and the portable electronic device from the dock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Moock, Jeffrey A. Grant, Christopher J. Fawcett, Nicholas M. Sedon, Matthew Thomas Kerley
  • Patent number: 10740994
    Abstract: An inventory control system and method determines an inventory condition of objects stored in the system. Embodiments include a storage container including a plurality of storage locations for storing objects; an image sensing device to capture image data of the container, including image data of the plurality of storage locations and a target area that includes an individual object storage location having less than the plurality of storage locations; a data storage device for storing the image data of the container; and a data processor. The processor receives initial image data representing an initial image of the plurality of storage locations, and image data representing an image of the target area captured subsequent to the initial image; modifies the initial image data based on the image data of the target area to generate adjusted image data; and stores the adjusted image data in the data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SNAP-ON INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Preston Phillips, David C. Fly, Matthew J. Lipsey, Joseph Chwan, Jr., Frederick J. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10733829
    Abstract: A system for delivering and/or picking up items comprising a container, which is closable via an openable/closable door and has access protection, and a standardized coupling mechanism for the option of fastening on a delivery vehicle, a mobile mini-vehicle or a stationary upright, wherein the coupling mechanism comprises a receiving means on the holder and comprises an engagement means, which is for engagement in the receiving means and is arranged on the delivery vehicle, on the mobile mini-vehicle and on the stationary upright such that the container is securable in a releasable manner optionally on the delivery vehicle, on the mobile mini-vehicle or on the stationary upright, and a corresponding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Detlef Kuck, James Neugebauer, Torsten Gerhardt, Mark Gijbels, Tobias Ricke, Alexandra Holz
  • Patent number: 10719671
    Abstract: Messages may be passed between Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags using RFID readers. A first tag with a message intended for a second tag sends the message to an RFID reader. The reader then determines that the destination of the message is the second tag and sends the message to the second tag. The second tag may confirm receipt of the message by sending a receipt confirmation message to the reader for forwarding to the first tag, and/or the reader may itself confirm that the message was sent to the second tag by sending a transmit confirmation message to the first tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Robshaw, Tan Mau Wu
  • Patent number: 10720035
    Abstract: A signal-emitting retail display device that includes a wire having a top portion and a bottom portion, the top portion configured to support a label holder, the bottom portion configured to store one or more retail items. The signal-emitting retail display device also has an electronic unit that includes an emitter. The emitter is configured to emit an audible alarm or warning signal, and configured to wirelessly transmit a signal to a remotely-located alarm box indicative of the audible alarm or warning signal. The wire is electrically coupled to the electronic unit such that the wire functions as an antenna for the transmission of the signal to the alarm box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fasteners for Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Ewing, Chan Chor Man
  • Patent number: 10713127
    Abstract: A system and method (10) are disclosed for providing an alternate communication path (30) between a central monitoring station (12) and a connected security/control system (14) for a home, office, apartment, business, or other resident or work-related area (16), the system (14) having a control panel (18) and a plurality of connected electronic devices (22 and 24), each device (22, 24) having a signal connection (26) with the control panel (18) to enable the control panel (18) to monitor and/or control each of the electronic devices (22 and 24). The system (10) is configured to automatically detect a failure in a primary communication path (20) between the control panel (18) and the central monitoring station (12) and, in response to such a detected failure, to automatically establish an alternative communication path (30) via one or more of the connected electronic devices (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Harish M. Ramakrishnappa, Ravikumar Vemagal Aswath, Shankar Prasad
  • Patent number: 10699548
    Abstract: A dispatch center utilizes an expedited dispatch protocol for an information provider who is a trained first responder to communicate with the dispatch center and provide patient information with little or no prompting from a dispatcher. The expedited dispatch protocol provides expedited processing of the patient information and generates a determinant code which indicates the priority of the emergency. The expedited dispatch protocol provides a uniform, consistent result to objectively select priority and generate an appropriate emergency response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Clawson
  • Patent number: 10701561
    Abstract: Techniques described herein are directed to a system and methods for issuing commands to an electronic device as well as techniques for transferring a device key to a user device associated with a user who has gained authorization to issue commands to the electronic device. In some embodiments, a device key may be conveyed directly from an access device to a user device. In some embodiments, the device key may be conveyed to a user device by a mobile application server which is in communication with the user device upon receiving an indication that an operator of the user device is authorized to issue commands to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC.
    Inventors: Mason E. Sheffield, Jonothon Frederick Douglas, Paul Michael Sisneros
  • Patent number: 10682980
    Abstract: Aspects described herein may allow a user to test drive a vehicle with limited human interaction. In one method, a server may receive a user request from a mobile device of a user to access a vehicle secured by a vehicle key. The server may determine that the vehicle key is stored within a storage compartment of a smart key storage device. The server may provide an unlock instruction to the smart key storage device. The unlock instruction may be provided in response to and/or as part of a request, from the mobile device, to unlock the storage compartment. The server may receive, from the smart key storage device, an indication that the vehicle key has been removed from the storage compartment based on a key sensor detecting removal of the vehicle key. This may prompt the server to update a user record to indicate removal of the vehicle key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Avid Ghamsari, Qiaochu Tang, Micah Price, Geoffrey Dagley, Jason Hoover
  • Patent number: 10646055
    Abstract: Adjustable size security apparatuses are disclosed herein. In certain embodiments, such an adjustable size security apparatus includes a plurality of brace elements, a main body, and a neck. Each of the brace elements is configured to be secured to a separate portion of any one of a plurality of different sized rectangular shaped portable electronic devices. The main body is configured to selectively lock the brace elements in place so that the brace elements cannot be removed from the rectangular shaped portable electronic device to which the brace elements are secured. The neck is configured to secure the main body to a display table and thereby secure, to the display table, the rectangular shaped portable electronic device to which the brace elements are secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: OnQ Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Chapuis, Steven D. Penny
  • Patent number: 10634646
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for molecular and/or atomic level detection of elements forming contraband such as concealed explosives, drugs, smuggled goods, etc., through the use of an acoustic frequency detector having a crystalline transducer module and elemental and mass comparator. The present invention can be employed in a non-destructive manner for the mobile and stationary inspection of objects such as luggage, persons, containers, etc., through a combination of computer-aided techniques and algorithms combined with a crystalline and oil enhanced transducer that, upon return of a system-generated acoustic signal, are used to screen and confirm explosive threats and/or other contraband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GTBM, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent Tortoriello, Richard Picolli
  • Patent number: 10619961
    Abstract: Evidence collecting and recording apparatus for collecting and preserving evidence of an event relating to the use of a gun, for example when it is removed from its holster and aimed at a person who might be a threat. The apparatus comprises an electronic camera and a short-range wireless transmitter, configured to be disposed on the gun, for creating and transmitting a video stream, and an electronic relay device, such as a smartphone, for wirelessly re-transmitting the video stream to a remote central station for display on a video screen. The electronic relay device and/or the central station includes a logic device for processing the video stream to determine the identity of any person appearing in the video images. Advantageously, facial recognition is used to identify the person or persons in the video images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Karl F. Milde, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10604199
    Abstract: A method of retrofitting a fleet asset to enable real-time damage monitoring thereof comprises securing a plurality of wires along outer surfaces of the fleet asset. The method includes configuring a control unit to: (a) continuously transmit current through each of the plurality of wires; (b) identify a damage event in response to a break in the transmitted current in any of the plurality of wires; and (c) formulate damage event data associated with the damage event in response to the identification of the damage event, the damage event data including a location of a damage. The method comprises causing the damage event data to be transmitted to a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: HALO ASSET PROTECTION INC
    Inventors: Chris Swacil, Nathan Pedroza, Tyler Graffeo
  • Patent number: 10609347
    Abstract: A luggage management system includes: a locking/unlocking device mounted in a vehicle and configured to lock and unlock the vehicle in response to a request from a terminal, the terminal being used by a user who delivers luggage; an imaging device configured to capture an image of an inside of a predetermined area located in the vehicle, the predetermined area being used as a delivery place of the luggage; a control device configured to cause the imaging device to capture the image in the predetermined area when the locking/unlocking device locks or unlocks the vehicle in response to the request, and store the image; and a determination unit configured to determine, based on a result of comparison between a reference image and a comparison image, whether the luggage has been carried away from the predetermined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Kanaoka, Shun Maeda, Yoshihiro Murozaki, Hiroko Tsujimura, Daiki Kaneichi, Kuniaki Jinnai
  • Patent number: 10599895
    Abstract: Inventory management systems and methods are provided for various applications. Such systems include a first RFID reader system having an RFID reader and a host. The RFID reader attempts to communicate with a plurality of RFID-readable tags, while the host is programmed to receive data from the RFID reader, which relates to the RFID-readable tags with which the RFID reader has successfully communicated. The host generates instructions based at least in part on the data and transmits the instructions to the host of a second RFID reader system. The host of the second RFID reader system modifies the operation of an associated RFID reader as it attempts to communicate with the plurality of RFID-readable tags, with the modification being based at least in part on the instructions received from the host of the first system and improving the performance of the RFID reader of the second system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Ian J. Forster
  • Patent number: 10591921
    Abstract: A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an imaging system, and a mapping module. The mapping module may access a map of an area and tags associated with the area. In various embodiments, each tag may include tag coordinates and tag information, which may include a tag annotation. A tag identification system may identify tags within a predetermined range of the current position and the control system may execute an action based on an identified tag whose tag information comprises a telepresence robot action modifier. The telepresence robot may rotate an upper portion independent from a lower portion. A remote terminal may allow an operator to control the telepresence robot using any combination of control methods, including by selecting a destination in a live video feed, by selecting a destination on a map, or by using a joystick or other peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yulun Wang, Charles S. Jordan, Tim Wright, Michael Chan, Marco Pinter, Kevin Hanrahan, Daniel Sanchez, James Ballantyne, Cody Herzog, Blair Whitney, Fuji Lai, Kelton Temby, Eben Christopher Rauhut, Justin H. Kearns, Cheuk Wah Wong, Timothy Sturtevant Farlow
  • Patent number: 10592862
    Abstract: A method of registering a security sensor device with a product device to be protected via the security sensor device includes obtaining sensor data identifying the security sensor device and including a sensor timestamp for an alteration in power delivery to the security sensor device, obtaining product data identifying the product device and including a product timestamp for an alteration in power delivery to the product device, implementing a comparison of the sensor timestamp and the product timestamp, and generating registration data for the security sensor device and the product device based on the comparison, the registration data associating the security sensor device and the product device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SENNCO SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen M. Strom, Joseph Ryan, III, Dale Liff, Sean P. Behan
  • Patent number: 10593179
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and techniques for mitigating retail theft include securing items at a receptacle of a retailer via an electronic lock, and providing a transceiver that is proximate to the secured items and that transmits a beacon which may be detected by a personal electronic device (PED) of a customer. Based on a wireless transmission between the PED and the transceiver, a customer's identity may be determined and the customer's risk profile may be accessed. A risk score corresponding to the customer accessing the secured item may be determined based on the customer's risk profile and optionally based upon a profile of the secured item. If the risk score is indicative of an acceptable risk, a trigger to remotely unlock the electronic lock may be sent, thereby remotely and automatically allowing qualified customers to access secured items. An item's removal may be detected and tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Kartik Subramanian, Andrew Schweinfurth, Raymond Kim
  • Patent number: 10586228
    Abstract: An RF tag with integrated anti-theft device allows a user, having a mobile device, to perform a secure purchasing application where the user uses the camera of the mobile device to read a barcode of a product and an RF tag with an integrated anti-theft device. The user can select the product he wishes to buy, check the information concerning that product, purchase the product, and disable the anti-theft device to go through a security portal without triggering the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELETRÔNICA DA AMAZÔNIA LTDA.
    Inventors: Fabio R. Piva, Orlando Volpato Filho, Fernando L. Koch
  • Patent number: 10584931
    Abstract: A system includes a controller in communication with a transmission device. The system further includes a gun rack that includes a locking mechanism. The controller is configured to release the locking mechanism in response to receiving, from the transmission device via modulation on a power wire that powers the controller, a pattern that corresponds to a predetermined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: BLAC-RAC MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin B. Pintar
  • Patent number: 10565410
    Abstract: Embodiments herein describe a package management system that uses two operation modes of RFID readers (i.e., an inventory mode and a search mode) to provide feedback to an associate when a package has been mis-sorted. In one embodiment, the RFID readers are attached to one or more RFID antennas which each are disposed overhead a respective container or storage location in a warehouse. For example, each of the antennas may have a beam pattern or read region that covers the container. Using the RFID antennas, the RFID reader can query the RFID tags in the container to identify the packages stored in the container. In one embodiment, the RFID reader switches to the search mode after a new package is identified. Using the search mode, the RFID reader can quickly identify when the package is stored in the container and provide prompt feedback to the associate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Roman Shmulevich, Oleg Kantor, Tak Keung Joseph Lui, David Bruce McCalib, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10547969
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for location tracking. In one embodiment, an apparatus receives a message sent to a user of a mobile device in a wireless network, and a processor determines at least one location parameter. Data is extracted from the message, and initiation of a computing function (e.g., transmission of a communication to the mobile device) is triggered by a match between the location and the data from the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Sol Lipman, David Robinson, Jeffrey Bonforte, Victor Chen