Article Placement Or Removal (e.g., Anti-theft) Patents (Class 340/568.1)
  • Patent number: 11519775
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance with sensing for load determination including a shelf and shelf support with a resilient member positioned so as to be compressed by the weight of food items placed on the shelf. Changes in pressure or flowrate of a fluid in the resilient member are used to detect changes in the weight of food items. The appliance can be configured to execute one or more events based on the detected changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Vineeth Vijayan, Choon Jae Ryu, Matthew R. Hunter
  • Patent number: 11514766
    Abstract: Storage units including platforms that are outfitted with RFID antennas and auxiliary sensors detect changes in loading on the platforms based on changes in loading determined by the auxiliary sensors or changes in signals received by the RFID antennas. The platforms include surfaces for receiving items tagged with RFID transmitters thereon, such as items of common types and variable weights. An interaction involving the placement of an item on the platform, or the removal of the item from the platform, is detected by the auxiliary sensors. The energization of an RFID field is triggered in response to the detected interaction, and an item is identified where an RFID signal transmitted by the item is present at one time and absent at another time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron M. McDaniel, Nathan P. O'Neill, Nirmal Doshi, Yuxing Tang, Robert Jerome Colwill
  • Patent number: 11507920
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, one or more systems, one or more methods, and/or one or more processes may: query components of an information handling system; receive first multiple of information respectively from the components; retrieve encrypted inventory information associated with the components; decrypt the encrypted inventory information to determine second multiple of information associated with the components; display, via a user interface, the first multiple of information and the second multiple of information; determine if the first multiple of information differs from the second multiple of information; if so, display, via the user interface, at least one difference between the first multiple of information and the second multiple of information; and if not, via the user interface, information indicating that no discrepancy exists between the first multiple of information and the second multiple of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Vinod Parackal Saby, Wei G. Liu
  • Patent number: 11497577
    Abstract: A surgical light is provided, the surgical light comprising a light head including at least one illuminant configured to generate an illuminated area on a surgical site, and a sensor attached to the light head, wherein the sensor is configured to identify items used in surgery, and the sensor is attached to the light head such that a detection volume of the sensor is directed to the illuminated area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: TRUMPF MEDIZIN SYSTEME GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Erkan Bursalioglu, Lena Diedrich, Andreas Huber, Matthias Jaeger, Verena Kettelhack, David Lance Ribble, Clementine Pirio
  • Patent number: 11501353
    Abstract: Described is a system and method for propagating and synchronizing the presentation of user specific information across multiple output devices. In some implementations, a location of a user is determined and user specific information is provided to a plurality of output device controllers configured to control output devices at the determined location. Control instructions are also provided instructing the output device controllers to store, render, present and/or remove the user specific information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Boyapati, Felix Joseph Etienne Pageau, Benjamin Ralph Hollis, Alexander Michael McNamara, Natalie Thuy-Tien Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11490705
    Abstract: A safe container comprises a first receptacle configured to receive a grooming product and a biometric lock configured to selectively open the first receptacle to a designated user. The grooming product may include a shaver and/or razor blade cartridges. The biometric lock may include a fingerprint reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: BIC Violex Single Member S.A.
    Inventors: Andreas Vasileiadis, Athanasia Gkika
  • Patent number: 11488388
    Abstract: A user can confirm the congestion degree of a congestion confirmation area at the present moment by a congestion confirmation system which includes mobile communication devices and a congestion confirmation server. The mobile communication device periodically detects and transmits the current location information to the congestion confirmation server. Receiving the current location information, the congestion confirmation server stores the current location information in a database in association with a current time. The mobile communication device sends a congestion confirmation request designating one of the congestion confirmation areas. In response to this request, the congestion confirmation server refers to the database and transmits the location information of mobile communication devices currently located in the congestion confirmation area as designated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: INTERMAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeki Uetabira
  • Patent number: 11482866
    Abstract: A control device includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire geographical position information of a battery registered as being mounted in an electric power supply target, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire geographical position information of the electric power supply target having the battery mounted therein, a determination unit configured to determine whether a change has occurred in a relative relationship between the geographical position information of the battery acquired by the first acquisition unit and the geographical position information of the electric power supply target acquired by the second acquisition unit, and a coping unit configured to stop supply of power to the electric power supply target having the battery mounted therein in a case where it is determined by the determination unit that a change has occurred in the relative relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Nishida, Takamasa Mori
  • Patent number: 11476034
    Abstract: A coil electronic component includes a body having a multilayer structure formed by stacking a plurality of sheets and external electrodes disposed on outer surfaces of the body. A coil pattern is printed on each of the plurality of sheets. The coil pattern includes a coil body and a corner pattern spaced apart from the coil pattern and coupled to the external electrodes. An inner edge of the second coil pattern facing the coil body is formed as a curved line or a linear line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Hui Jo, Hye Won Jung, Sa Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 11468757
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for facilitating supervision of individuals based on geofencing. Accordingly, the method may include receiving, using a communication device, a parameter from a supervisor device associated with a supervisor and a geographical location from the supervisor device. Further, the method may include analyzing, using a processing device, the geographical location based on a security parameter and generating a geofence corresponding to a geographical area based on the analyzing. Further, the method may include receiving, using the communication device, supervisee data associated with a supervisee from a supervisee device. Further, the method may include analyzing, using the processing device, the supervisee data based on the geofence and generating a supervision notification based on the analyzing of the supervisee data. Further, the method may include transmitting, using the communication device, the supervision notification to the supervisor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Gary Thomas Baker, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11468581
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a distance measurement method, an intelligent control method and apparatus, an electronic device, and a storage medium. The method includes: obtaining a detection bounding box of a target object in an image photographed by a current object; determining at least one distance measurement point according to the shape of the detection bounding box; and determining a distance between the target object and the current object based on the distance measurement point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Shenzhen Sensetime Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanyang Tong, Ningyuan Mao, Wenzhi Liu
  • Patent number: 11463245
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a parcel monitoring system, method and electronic device (e-device) for secure packaging, shipment, receipt and tracking of parcels. The tamper-proof seal (102) can include a transceiver (406) to communicate with one more devices at remote location to transmit information associated with the package, and a plurality of slots (408-1, 408-2, 408-3, 408-4) adapted to receive one or more strings (104) in each of said plurality of slots (408-1, 408-2, 408-3, 408-4). In an embodiment, the said one or more strings (104) are electrically connected to each of said plurality of slots such that an interruption in said electrical connection triggers said transceiver (406) to transmit a notification to said one more devices as an indication of seal tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Swarna Kumari Adari
  • Patent number: 11462088
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to an anti-theft device. Some embodiments comprise a cover seat which is provided with an acoustomagnetic coil and a circuit board and formed with a guide slot, an arm hook which is a curved hook and has a long arm movably inserted into the guide slot, a plug which is mounted on the cover seat and used to lock the arm hook in a moving state, and a cable which is mounted at one end of the cover seat, penetrates through a YETI® vacuum cup and is electrically connected to the circuit board, wherein a monitoring assembly for protecting the tag against damage is mounted on the tag and comprises a Hall® switch arranged on the circuit board and magnetic steel arranged on a short arm of the arm hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Industrial Security Solutions, Corp.
    Inventors: David Michael Sandoval, Mingjun Hu
  • Patent number: 11455852
    Abstract: Authorization of a user device is suspended based on determining, for a first predetermined time, a distance between the user device and a vehicle is greater than a threshold distance. Then a user input specifying a vehicle parameter is requested. Upon receiving the user input, the user input is validated based on the user input matching a stored vehicle parameter. The user device is deauthorized based on a) failing to receive a valid user input within a second predetermined time, or b) receiving a number of invalid user inputs equal to a threshold number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Venkata Kishore Kajuluri, Lisa Therese Boran, Xin Ye, Jacob David Nelson
  • Patent number: 11455508
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to an anti-theft device for commodities, and aims to provide a smart anti-theft tag for boots. The tag can effectively prevent boots from being stolen and is reliable in performance, exquisite in structure and easy to use. According to the technical solution, the smart anti-theft tag for boots comprises a tag holder provided with a circuit board, a sounder component, a coil and a battery, and a hoop assembly movably mounted on the tag holder to be tied on and connected to a heel of a boot, a bolt assembly movably located in the tag holder and used for unidirectional control of the movement of the hoop assembly, and a lock assembly movably located in the tag holder and used to lock the bolt assembly in a moving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Industrial Security Solutions, Corp.
    Inventors: David Michael Sandoval, Mingjun Hu
  • Patent number: 11448456
    Abstract: In an entrance refrigerator, when a living organism such as a companion animal is detected in a storage compartment, a drain port provided at the bottom of the storage compartment is opened, such that air outside the storage compartment flows into the storage compartment through the drain port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minkyu Oh, Insun Yeo, Kyukwan Choi, Yezo Yun, Deukwon Lee, Minseok Kim, Wonjin Lee
  • Patent number: 11446109
    Abstract: A system for detecting disposal of metallic objects into an opening of a medical waste container, including: an indicator for indicating passage of metallic objects through the opening, a pair of receive coils and a transmit coil spaced therebetween shaped for receiving waste therethrough adjacent to the opening, and a controller in electrical communication with the coils. The controller generates and communicates a transmit signal to the transmit coil, which generates a magnetic field that induces voltage in each of the receive coils, which each generate a receive signal. The controller generates a waveform based on the receive signals with a baseline corresponding to absence of metallic objects, and analyzes the waveform with respect to opposite first and second thresholds. The controller activates the indicator in response to metallic objects passing through the coils when the waveform first exceeds the first threshold and then subsequently exceeds the second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce D. Henniges, Christopher Philipp, Andrew Lee Wallner, Erik Vaclav Chmelar, Jeffrey Lee Vanoss
  • Patent number: 11422149
    Abstract: An inventory management system for automatically generating a restocking order or prompting generation of a restocking order includes a storage space, a divider pivotable on the storage space between an upright position in which the divider separates the storage space into a front storage section and a rear storage section and a recumbent position that facilitates access to the rear storage section; and a motion detector module attached to the divider, the motion detector module including a sensor for detecting pivoting of the divider and a radio frequency transmitter in communication with the accelerometer and configured to emit radio frequency signals when the divider is rotated from the upright position to the recumbent position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: LogiQuip LLC
    Inventors: Aaron J. Willit, Mark Roberts
  • Patent number: 11423768
    Abstract: Method and system for programming a power tool from an external device. The method includes establishing a first communication link with a server. The server includes a profile bank that includes mode profiles generated by a plurality of users. The method further includes receiving, over the first communication link, a list of mode profiles representing a subset of the mode profiles of the profile bank. The method further includes receiving, in response to user input from a first user on the external device, a selection of a mode profile. The method further includes transmitting, over the first communication link, the selection of the mode profile. The method further includes receiving, over the first communication link, the mode profile, the mode profile having been generated by a second user. The method further includes transmitting wirelessly, to the power tool, the mode profile to configure the power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Matson, Christian Coulis
  • Patent number: 11423670
    Abstract: A vehicle occupant detection system includes a housing. A microprocessor is mounted in the housing and is programmed to detect an engine engagement status of a vehicle. A camera is mounted on the housing and is directed forward of the housing. The camera electrically coupled to the microprocessor is programmed with facial recognition software to compare facial images against images captured by the camera. A motion sensor mounted on the housing detects motion forward of the housing. The camera captures an image when the motion sensor detects motion. A first condition is defined when the motion sensor detects motion, the camera captures an image prompting a facial recognition match and the microprocessor detects the vehicle is parked. A sound emitter is mounted on the housing and is electrically coupled to the microprocessor and emit a low decibel sound when the first condition is first attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventor: Ernest Harper
  • Patent number: 11416813
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining an inventory. The methods comprise: placing an RFID tag in a first operational mode in which at least one communication operation or device of the RFID tag is disabled or bypassed; performing first operations by the RFID tag to determine when it is time to begin communications in accordance with the time slotted communications scheme; transitioning an operational mode of the RFID tag from the first operational mode to a second operational mode in which the communication operation(s) or device of the RFID tag is enabled or no longer bypassed, in response to a determination that it is time for the RFID tag to begin communications; and transitioning the operational mode of the RFID tag back into the first operational mode when the RFID tag's communications with a remote tag reader for inventory determination purposes are complete or a time slot has expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Craig E. Trivelpiece, Steve E. Trivelpiece
  • Patent number: 11388247
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a user request to create a reminder from a client system associated with a user, wherein the user request does not specify an activation-condition for the reminder, determining one or more proactive activation-conditions for the reminder, storing the reminder in a reminder store, receiving one or more inputs associated with the user, determining a user context associated with the user based on the one or more inputs, determining the one or more proactive activation-conditions for the reminder are satisfied based on the user context, and sending instructions for presenting the reminder to the user to the client system responsive to determining the one or more proactive activation-conditions are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Piyush Khemka, Jivko Dobrev, Honglei Liu, Xiaolei Li
  • Patent number: 11378329
    Abstract: In an entrance refrigerator, a printed circuit board (PCB) on which heat generating components are mounted is disposed inside a housing such that air used to cool a heat sink of a cold air supply device cools the PCB, thereby preventing overheating of the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minkyu Oh, Minseok Kim, Hyunki Kim, Deukwon Lee, Juyoung Choi, Insun Yeo, Kyukwan Choi, Yezo Yun
  • Patent number: 11381932
    Abstract: A guidance information providing system includes a plurality of mobile shop vehicles and a server device. Each mobile shop vehicle of the mobile shop vehicles includes first circuitry and the server device includes second circuitry. The first circuitry is configured to acquire location information on the mobile shop vehicle and configured to send the location information on the mobile shop vehicle. The second circuitry is configured to acquire location information on the mobile shop vehicle, configured to generate map information indicating a layout of the plurality of mobile shop vehicles, and configured to output the map information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Michio Ikeda, Eiichi Ishii, Mitsugu Makita, Toru Yoshida, Gaku Itou
  • Patent number: 11361278
    Abstract: An inventory tracking system includes storage modules that hold one or more items. Each item is positionable at locations within the storage modules independent of physical characteristics of the item. Inventory monitoring modules are included to monitor storage modules for adding an item, retrieving an item, consuming of the item, returning an unused item, discarding at least a portion of a consumed item, or combinations thereof. Each act is used to determine information about items utilized in the act, including the location within the storage modules of the items. Each storage module updates a central inventory database about a location of the storage module, a revised inventory of the items stored within the storage modules, or both. The location of the storage modules, the revised inventory of the items stored within the storage modules, or both, is used to order a replenishment of the items held within the storage modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: OMNICELL, INC
    Inventors: Anupam Kumar Dattamajumdar, Herbert Lawson Fisher
  • Patent number: 11361647
    Abstract: A system and method of wirelessly tracking a walking assistance tool notifies a user from escaping past a safe perimeter and monitors the location of the walking assistance tool with respect to the user. The system includes a wearable device, a locator tag, and a walking assistance tool. The method begins by tracking a current device location with the wearable device, and a current tag location is tracked with the locator tag. The current tag location is relayed from the location tag to the wearable device. A distance difference is calculated between the current device location and the current tag location with the wearable device. A separation alert is outputted with the wearable device, if the distance is greater than or equal to a proximal distance threshold. A desertion alert is outputted with the wearable device, if the current device location is outside of a geofenced area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Michael A. McGaharn
  • Patent number: 11348422
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for detection of movement or removal of a firearm from a storage location. The system generates a real-time alert that notifies a supervisor or owner of a firearm that movement or removal of the firearm from a stored location has occurred. The alert may be sent to a designated communication device such as a smartphone, landline phone, or to a computing device. An application (app) with a graphical user interface may be loaded on a user device to implement aspects of the firearm alert system. Movement and/or location sensors may be removeably mounted to the exit mouth of a firearm barrel, loaded in a round of ammunition (i.e., bullet), contained in a trigger lock, a slip on cover, screw on (after market) gun grips, original grips that come with the gun from a manufacturer, a bullet clip therefor, a gun lock, or an adhesive backed tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Akeel Brikho
  • Patent number: 11341590
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, are disclosed. A system performs operations including receiving sensor data from a sensor of a property monitored by a monitoring system, and based on the sensor data, determining a first event and a second event that have occurred at the property. The operations include determining that the monitoring system is not able to communicate with an outside network, and classifying the first event as a high priority event and the second event as a low priority event. The operations include determining that a mobile device is able to receive data from the monitoring system; and providing, to the mobile device, data indicating the first event and an instruction to transmit the data indicating the first event to a server upon the mobile device being able to communicate with the outside network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexander Prugh, Alice Kuprenas, Eric Liao, Isaac Murakami, Johnathan Michael Carone, Kara Edman, Matthew Daniel Correnti
  • Patent number: 11336674
    Abstract: In a transportation security technique, images are stored that are received from image capturing equipment deployed at respective screening nodes. The images are analyzed using a machine learning model, where presence of a particular object in an image indicates that a threat condition exists at the screening node. The analyzed images are transmitted to threat assessment components in accordance with predetermined criteria. An indication that the particular object is observed in the image is received from the threat assessment components. An indication that the particular object is observed in the image is transmitted to the screening node responsive to receiving the indication that the particular object is observed in the image. An indication of whether the particular object is present at the screening node is received. The machine learning model is trained based on the received indication of whether the particular object is observed in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Chertoff Group, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Kair, Bennet Waters
  • Patent number: 11327583
    Abstract: In one embodiment, computer-readable non-transitory storage media receive one or more signals based on motion of an object, a device, or both. The received signals are compared to a motion profile which defines unintended motion of the object, the device, or both, and this comparison determines whether any of the signals represent unintended motion of the stylus or device. The received signals are then processed to correct for the unintended motion defined by the motion profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Esat Yilmaz, Vemund Kval Bakken, Kishore Sundara-Rajan
  • Patent number: 11321663
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (200) comprising an elongate main body (202) made of a plastic material for attaching to a shelf device (70) of a goods rack (236) and comprising at least one signaling apparatus (204), which is attached to the main body (202) and which is provided for signaling a hand motion toward the shelf device (70) and/or for signaling a hand motion away from the shelf device (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Rehau AG + Co.
    Inventors: Christian Bühlmeyer, Steven Schmidt, Peter Michels, Santiago Pardos, Ansgar Niehoff, Stefan Eibl, Jörg Goldstein, Holger Fritzlar
  • Patent number: 11301783
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for disambiguating between multiple potential users that may have performed an item action (e.g., item removal or item placement) at an inventory location. For example, if there are three picking agents (users) standing near an inventory location and one of the agents removes an item (item action) from the inventory location, the example systems and processes described herein may utilize various inputs to disambiguate between the users and determine which of the potential users performed the item action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dilip Kumar, Ammar Chinoy, Sudarshan Narasimha Raghavan, Shrivatsan Vasudhevan, Jin Dong Kim
  • Patent number: 11298557
    Abstract: A defibrillator that may include circuitry for supplying a dose of electric current to a heart of a patient; and a location device; wherein the location device comprises a controller for controlling the location device, a receiver for receiving a location request, and a location response unit for generating a location response; wherein the location response is indicative of a location of the defibrillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Nir Geva, Zeev Rotstein
  • Patent number: 11302126
    Abstract: A lockbox and parcel management system is implemented in which a lockbox having multiple compartments is controllable via an access device that locks and unlocks respective compartments upon receiving a proper access code input. A user may place an order with an e-commerce service using an e-commerce application or website. The e-commerce service, upon receiving the order, may transmit order information to a lockbox remote service which can communicate with a user device associated with the user who placed the order, the access device for the lockbox, and a deliverer's device from the delivery company. The lockbox remote service or authorized user/owner may set access codes for the deliverer to open and place a parcel in a lockbox's compartment for safe and secure storage until the user arrives home.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Milotte
    Inventor: James Stevenot
  • Patent number: 11295591
    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 a warning signal, and configured to transmit a wireless signal to an alarm box in response to the warning signal. The wire is electrically coupled to the electronic unit such that the wire functions as an antenna for the transmission of the wireless signal to the alarm box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Fasteners for Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent O. Ewing, Chan Chor Man
  • Patent number: 11286092
    Abstract: The bottle has a neck sealed by a stopper. The safeguarding device (2) comprises a first and a second part (20, 21), the first part (20) being adapted to be integrated in the stopper (1) and the two parts (20, 21) being joined in translation while allowing a limited relative movement of one part with respect to the other when a traction force is applied to the safeguarding device (2) in order to remove said stopper (1) from the neck. According to the invention, the safeguarding device comprises an electrical component (212) disposed so that at least one electrical characteristic of said component is modified during the relative movement of the two parts (20, 21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Florian Porte, Norbert Daniele, Jean-François Mainguet, Pierre-Henri Thevenon, Roland Pelisson, Nicolas Bouquet
  • Patent number: 11288365
    Abstract: An example intrusion detection system for a computer includes: an ambient light sensor to detect an increase in ambient light indicative of a housing of the computer being opened; and a super input/output integrated circuit (SIO) to receive a signal from the ambient light sensor indicating that the housing of the computer has been opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Shaheen Saroor, Nam H Nguyen, Ted T Nguy
  • Patent number: 11276283
    Abstract: A method of determining a location of one or more sensors in a security system is provided. The method including: detecting a first wireless signal from a first sensor; determining a first signal strength of the first wireless signal; associating the first signal strength of the first wireless signal with a first location; detecting a second wireless signal from the first sensor; determining a second signal strength of the second wireless signal; associating the second signal strength of the second wireless signal with the second location; detecting a first sensor trigger using the first sensor; and determining that the first sensor trigger occurred at the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramakrishna Pulluru, SeetapatiRao Chennapragada, Udaya Bhaskar Challa
  • Patent number: 11277592
    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 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Kanaoka, Shun Maeda, Yoshihiro Murozaki, Hiroko Tsujimura, Daiki Kaneichi, Kuniaki Jinnai
  • Patent number: 11272314
    Abstract: A method and system for selecting and modifying a geofence is provided. The method includes registering a physical object with geofence policies of a user. The physical object is tagged with a digital tag comprising information associated with the user respect and geofence policies. Input data indicating a value, an emotional attachment, and a sentiment of the physical object with respect to the t user is received and the physical object is detected via sensors. Reactions of the user with respect to additional physical objects located within a specified geographical boundary surrounding the first user are detected and a resulting classification for the physical object is generated. A geofence policy is selected and it is detected that the physical object has been removed from a geofence for a specified time period threshold. A resulting action associated with detecting that the physical object has been removed from the geofence is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Kyndryl, Inc.
    Inventors: Seng Chai Gan, Shikhar Kwatra, Adam Lee Griffin, Vikram Tiwari
  • Patent number: 11257017
    Abstract: A system for anomaly monitoring in a pre-defined environment includes one or more image capturing devices configured to capture one or more images of the pre-defined environment in real-time, a process detecting component configured to detect one or more target processes based on captured image data, each target process representing a sequence of user activities in the pre-defined environment, a blockchain unit configured to store the one or more target processes and a reference process in form of a private distributed logbook, wherein each of the target processes and the reference process include a series of process transactions, wherein each process transaction is stored in an encrypted form in the blockchain unit, and an analysis unit communicatively coupled to the blockchain unit, and configured to analyse the private distributed logbook by comparing each target process with the reference process to determine one or more anomalies therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Everseen Limited
    Inventors: Alan O'Herlihy, Joe Allen, Dan Pescaru, Alexandru Arion
  • Patent number: 11250270
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for supervising and monitoring the delivery of a package to a property. In some implementations, shipment data indicating a package to be delivered at the property and identification information for a first person is obtained. A request for a second person to access the property and deliver the package that includes identification information for the second person is received. Identification information for the first person is compared to the identification information for the second person. Access to the property is provided to the second person. Sensor data generated by one or more sensors that are located throughout the property and while providing access to the property is obtained and analyzed. A determination of whether the second person delivered the package to the property is made based on analyzing the sensor data. Data indicating the determination is provided for output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Li, Daniel Todd Kerzner, Allison Beach, Abraham Joseph Kinney, Donald Madden, Jeffrey A. Bedell
  • Patent number: 11236528
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to merchandise display systems and methods for displaying an article of merchandise. In one example, the system includes a sensor configured to be secured to the article of merchandise. The system also includes a base configured to removably support the sensor thereon. The base includes a lock mechanism configured to lock the sensor to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventors: David N. Berglund, Brent E. Van Camp
  • Patent number: 11224125
    Abstract: An example sensor interposer employing castellated through-vias formed in a PCB includes a planar substrate defining a plurality of castellated through-vias; a first electrical contact formed on the planar substrate and electrically coupled to a first castellated through-via; a second electrical contact formed on the planar substrate and electrically coupled to a second castellated through-via, the second castellated through-via electrically isolated from the first castellated through-via; and a guard trace formed on the planar substrate, the guard trace having a first portion formed on a first surface of the planar substrate and electrically coupling a third castellated through-via to a fourth castellated through-via, the guard trace having a second portion formed on a second surface of the planar substrate and electrically coupling the third castellated through-via to the fourth castellated through-via, the guard trace formed between the first and second electrical contacts to provide electrical isolation b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Frick, Louis Jung, David Lari
  • Patent number: 11195246
    Abstract: A delivery system includes: a first vehicle including a first delivery box; a second vehicle including a second delivery box; a user terminal configured to be operated by a user; a deliverer terminal used by a deliverer during delivery; and a server configured to communicate with the first vehicle, the second vehicle, the user terminal, and the deliverer terminal. When the server receives a change signal from the user terminal to change a delivery destination for a delivery item from the first vehicle to the second vehicle, the server is configured to transmit required information to the deliverer terminal, the required information being required for the deliverer to deliver the delivery item to the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Zekai Qiu, Hironobu Kitaoka, Naoki Yamamuro, Kozo Kosho, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Makoto Ikegami
  • Patent number: 11178983
    Abstract: An anti-theft device for securing a wearable electronic against unauthorized removal from a display counter. An insert module has an interstitial space shaped to accommodate the geometry of the wearable electronic. The insert module has an open configuration, in which the wearable gadget can be received into the interstitial space, and a closed configuration, in which the wearable gadget cannot be removed from the interstitial space. A universal cradle configured to receive the insert module. The universal cradle having an interlocked configuration in which the universal cradle is configured to retain the insert module in the closed configuration. A locking member is configured to immobilize the universal cradle in the interlocked configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Vanguard Products Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Kelsch, Jasen Paul Biggins, Lee Eckert, John N. Figh, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11176791
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to security systems and methods for displaying and protecting consumer products from theft. In one example, a security system includes a sensor configured to be secured to the consumer product and a base configured to removably support the sensor. The security system also includes alarming circuitry and a tether including a pair of conductors electrically connected to the alarming circuitry. The tether is configured to be connected to the sensor, and the base is configured to receive the tether. The pair of conductors is configured to transmit power and electrical signals between the base and the sensor using the pair of conductors, and the alarming circuitry is configured to monitor an electrical signal transmitted by the pair of conductors in order to determine whether the tether has been cut or removed from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: InVue Security Products Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Taylor
  • Patent number: 11174613
    Abstract: The invention relates to a securing means and a method for securing a civil engineering element to a construction machine by means of a flexible securing element, wherein a first end of the flexible securing element is attached to the construction machine and a second end is provided with a connecting link which can pass through a securing lug on the civil engineering element and can be releasably fastened to the construction machine by a connecting means. According to the invention, a detection unit is provided on the connecting means, which detection unit is designed for identifying fastening of the connecting link to the connecting means. The detection unit can generate and output a signal if fastening of the connecting link is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: BAUER Maschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Josef Haas
  • Patent number: 11156464
    Abstract: A location and mapping service is described that creates a global database of indoor navigation maps through crowd-sourcing and data fusion technologies. The navigation maps consist of a database of geo-referenced, uniquely described features in the multi-dimensional sensor space (e.g., including structural, RF, magnetic, image, acoustic, or other data) that are collected automatically as a tracked mobile device is moved through a building (e.g. a person with a mobile phone or a robot). The feature information can be used to create building models as one or more tracked devices traverse a building, to indicate signal strength throughout different parts of the building mode, and to illustrate a path of each tracked device associated with signal strength and other annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TRX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Travis Young, Kamiar Kordari, Benjamin Funk, Carole Teolis
  • 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