Human Or Animal Patents (Class 340/573.1)
  • Patent number: 10783501
    Abstract: Cash grid techniques or systems are disclosed that provide a centralized tracking service for physical and digital currency. In operation, physical digital currency can be associated with, and otherwise tracked between, a mobile wallet and to the cash grid using unique ledger and communication systems and methodologies. A trusted bank or other entity can provide a machine which can convert physical cash to virtual cash. As part of the conversion from physical to digital currency, the identification (ID) (e.g., serial number) of the physical cash is transferred to and linked to the virtual (or digital) cash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Ramanathan Ramanathan, Suresh Reddy, Rameshchandra Bhaskar Ketharaju
  • Patent number: 10783655
    Abstract: A method of obtaining a medical image includes obtaining, via a camera, at least one surface image of a patient. A pose of the patient is determined from the at least one surface image of the patient using at least one spatial information module. The patient is positioned, via a moveable bed, to an imaging start position and a medical image of the patient is obtained using a medical imaging modality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Zhuokai Zhao, Yao-jen Chang, Ruhan Sa, Kai Ma, Jianping Wang, Vivek Kumar Singh, Terrence Chen, Andreas Wimmer, Birgi Tamersoy
  • Patent number: 10783987
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving medical test data is provided having memory that stores computer-executable instructions; processor, communicatively coupled to the memory that facilitates execution of the computer-executable instructions; and having: a transmission means operatively associated with a device, a receiver adapted and configured to receive data from the transmission means; a central database adapted and configured to compile the data; wherein the data is transformed into an output comprised of an aggregate of medical test data from at least one medical test. The computer implemented method for transmitting and receiving medical test data comprises the steps of transmitting means operatively associated with a device, receiving data from the transmission means; compiling the data into a central database; and transforming the data from the database into an output comprised of an aggregate of medical test data from at least one medical tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SMART METER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Benjamin Atkin
  • Patent number: 10779128
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for path management. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, path management system may be configured to perform a series of operations for real time path analysis. The embodiments may determine a user location based on received location data, and then determine a user path based on a sequence of user locations. The embodiments may calculate a path map based on user locations, and then determine one or more of a user density map and a user velocity map based on the path map. The embodiments may determine regions of the user density maps and user velocity maps, and provide instructions to one or more of an environment and a user device. The embodiments may provide guidance to a user of user of the path management system, and/or instructions to change a status of a service location; or modify a product layout or fixture arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Douglas, Thomas Christopher Clarke, Deborah Nally
  • Patent number: 10777316
    Abstract: One variation of a method for tracking consumption of supplements by a user includes, at a software program executing on a mobile computing device: receiving a selection of a supplement, from a set of known supplements, contained in a supplement package of a particular packaging format; loading a supplement profile of the supplement into a user profile; rendering an instruction for placement of a tracker on the supplement based on the packaging format; retrieving a motion model, from a set of motion models for characterizing a consumption event at the packaging format; and uploading the motion model to the tracker. The method also includes, at the tracker: characterizing motion of the supplement package as a consumption event based on the motion model; and transmitting a time of the consumption event to the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Serotonin, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Reddy, Matt Leanse, Julian Philips, Amoghavarsha Janakaloti Shamarao
  • Patent number: 10778778
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method involves receiving a request corresponding to input provided by a user and generating first data associated with a response to the request. Second data associated with a proximity of the user to the first computing device may be received from the first computing device, and third data associated with a proximity of the user to the second computing device may be received from the second computing device. Based at least on the second data and the third data, it may be determined that the user is closer to the first computing device than to the second computing device. Based at least in part on the user being closer to the first computing device than to the second computing device, it may be determined that the response is to be sent to the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Ian Blanksteen
  • Patent number: 10769932
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and method for monitoring individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Joseph P. Newell, Dustin Pettit, Mike Cooke
  • Patent number: 10765347
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a gait analysis device includes a measuring unit configured to measure a subject's motion; a determining unit configured to determine a walking start point in time at which the subject starts walking based on the subject's motion; a feature quantity calculator configured to, when the walking start point in time is determined, calculate a feature quantity of the subject's motion measured during a predetermined time period starting from the walking start point in time as a time period in which the subject's motion is not stabilized; and an estimating unit configured to estimate a subject's walking condition based on the feature quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Sawa Fuke, Takuji Suzuki, Kenta Cho
  • Patent number: 10771607
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for wireless communication of analyte data. One such method includes, during a first interval, establishing a first connection between an analyte sensor system and a display device. During the first connection, the method includes exchanging information related to authentication between the analyte sensor system and the display device. The method includes making a determination regarding whether authentication was performed during the first interval. During a second interval, the method may include establishing a second connection between the analyte sensor system and the display device for transmission of an encrypted analyte value, and bypassing the exchanging of information related to authentication performed during the first connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Aditya Mandapaka, Jorge Valdes, Jeffrey R. Wedekind, Eric Cohen, Douglas William Burnette, Francis William Pascual, Hari Hampapuram, Mark Dervaes, Michael Robert Mensinger
  • Patent number: 10771844
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to adjust content presented to an individual are disclosed. An example system includes a first modality sensor to measure a first response of an individual to first content during a first time frame and a second modality sensor to measure a second response of the individual to the first content during the first time frame. The first modality sensor is to measure a third response of the individual to first content during a second time frame, and the second modality sensor is to measure a fourth response of the individual to the first content during the second time frame. The example system also includes a mental classifier executing instructions to determine a first mental classification of the individual based on a first comparison of the first response to a first threshold and a second comparison of the second response to a second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Carl D. Marci, Brian Levine, Brendan Murray
  • Patent number: 10765090
    Abstract: Provided is an animal weighing scale that automatically measures a weight of an animal by a simple configuration. The animal weighing scale includes a breeding container for laboratory animals and a scale including a weighing pan supported by a weight sensor, the weighing pan is disposed inside a breeding space of the breeding container, and the weight sensor is disposed inside or outside the breeding space, and accordingly, based on a measurement value change when an animal inside the container is placed onto the pan, a weight change of the animal can be continuously recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: A&D COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoto Izumo, Ken Ihara, Shunsuke Kasamatsu
  • Patent number: 10762459
    Abstract: Methods and systems for predicting injury risk include generating state sequences that precede a hazard event based on information regarding a user's state. A cognitive suite of workplace hygiene and injury predictors (WHIP) is generated based on the state sequences using a processor. The cognitive WHIP predicts a degree of risk correlated with each particular user state sequence. An advantageous relationship between the user and one or more socially connected users is determined. An ameliorative action is triggered when a user enters a high-risk state based on the advantageous relationship to the one or more connected users and proximity of the user to one or more other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahil Garnavi, James R. Kozloski, Timothy Lynar, John Wagner
  • Patent number: 10760948
    Abstract: Methods of operating an audio device are provided. A method includes measuring sound pressure levels (SPLECM) for acoustic energy received by an ear canal microphone (ECM) during a time increment ?t and calculating a SPL_Dose?t during the time increment ?t using SPLECM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Staton Techiya, LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Goldstein, John Usher, Brian Fligor, John P. Keady
  • Patent number: 10758805
    Abstract: Provided is a digital putting diagnosis device for diagnosing putting, which is provided in a putter head of a golf putter, including: a 9-axis sensor unit for detecting position and movement of the putter head, the 9-axis sensor unit detecting rotation of the putter head in a roll direction, a pitch direction, and a yaw direction; a control unit for controlling the posture of the putter head at the time of addressing the putting and the swing path of the putter head during putting to be displayed in real time by using the detected signal of the 9-axis sensor unit according to the movement of the putter head; and a display unit for displaying the posture of the putter head and the swing path of the putter head under the control of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: WOOAM Hitech CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Kwan Jung, Tae Hwan Moon, Young San Jean
  • Patent number: 10764712
    Abstract: Tracking devices can be associated with safe zones, smart zones, and high risk zones. Safe zones correspond to regions where a likelihood that a tracking device is lost within the safe zone is lower than outside the safe zone. High risk zones correspond to regions where a likelihood that a tracking device is lost within the high risk zone is higher than outside the high risk zone. Smart zones correspond to an expected tracking device, mobile device, or user behavior. Home areas are geographic regions in which a user resides, and travel areas are geographic regions in which a user does not reside. A tracking device can be configured to operate in a mode selected based on a presence of the tracking device within a safe zone, a smart zone, a high risk zone, a home area, or a travel area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Arunkumar Puppala, Liuyin Cheng, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10762460
    Abstract: Methods and systems for predicting injury risk include generating state sequences that precede a hazard event based on information regarding a user's state. A cognitive suite of workplace hygiene and injury predictors (WHIP) is generated based on the state sequences using a processor, wherein the cognitive WHIP predicts a degree of risk correlated with each particular user state sequence. A risk heat map of a workplace is generated based on the cognitive WHIP that encodes regions of greater and lesser risk. An ameliorative action is triggered when a user moves into an area of high risk based on the heat map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahil Garnavi, James R. Kozloski, Timothy M. Lynar, John M. Wagner
  • Patent number: 10752256
    Abstract: A method for controlling at least one driver interaction system. The method includes reading-in data regarding at least one body part of a driver of the vehicle and an interaction signal which represents a detected interaction of the driver, including at least one operating unit for operating a driving function of the vehicle. The method also includes carrying-out a classification of the interaction of the driver as purposeful or incidental by utilizing the data. Moreover, the method includes generating a control signal for controlling at least one driver interaction system as a function of a result of the classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Felix Wulf, Andreas Korthauer
  • Patent number: 10757207
    Abstract: Techniques for amalgamating various types of signals (including ad hoc and regular-interval signals) to determine presence and/or absence of individuals are described. A signal may be assigned a time period with respect to which the signal may be relied on for purposes of presence or vacancy calculations. The time period may vary alternatively be assigned based on when another signal of the same type will be received. A system may receive a user input requesting whether an individual is present near a device or in a location. In response, the system may identify signals that were received and associated with the device or location. The system may determine, for each signal, a weight that the signal should be applied with in presence calculations. The system may calculate a presence or absence confidence based on each signal's time period of usefulness and weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nikhil Avinash Kharwandikar
  • Patent number: 10747323
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a feedback device and a thermal feedback provision method using the same. The thermal feedback provision method may include checking first operating power applied to a first thermoelectric couple group for a first thermoelectric operation and second operating power applied to a second thermoelectric couple group for a second thermoelectric operation when the first thermoelectric operation is initiated in the first thermoelectric couple group to initiate the output of the first thermal feedback after the second thermoelectric operation is initiated in the second thermoelectric couple group to initiate the output of the second thermal feedback and include applying cognitive enhancement power for enhancing a user's cognition to the first thermoelectric couple group from a time point at which the output of the first thermal feedback is initiated up to a first time point so that the user's cognition of the first thermal feedback is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TEGWAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoung Soo Yi, Se Hwan Lim
  • Patent number: 10750323
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for path management. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, path management system may be configured to perform a series of operations for real time path analysis. The embodiments may determine a user location based on received location data, and then determine a user path based on a sequence of user locations. The embodiments may calculate a path map based on user locations, and then determine one or more of a user density map and a user velocity map based on the path map. The embodiments may determine regions of the user density maps and user velocity maps, and provide instructions to one or more of an environment and a user device. The embodiments may provide guidance to a user of user of the path management system, and/or instructions to change a status of a service location; or modify a product layout or fixture arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Douglas, Thomas Christopher Clarke, Deborah Nally
  • Patent number: 10742934
    Abstract: An autonomous picture production system for automatically capturing an image of a location within a spectator seating area of a stadium upon request of a spectator includes one or more motorized cameras, an external interaction device for receiving an external request from the spectator, a camera control device for determining an optimal camera from the one or more motorized cameras for capturing the image, the camera control device controlling the optimal camera to capture the image, and a database for storing the image, wherein the external interaction device informs the spectator how to retrieve the image from the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ISOLYNX, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas J. DeAngelis, Kirk Sigel, Edward G. Evansen
  • Patent number: 10736510
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein relate to a wearable device for monitoring health parameters of a patient. According to various embodiments, a wearable device, associated mobile device, or other user device may receive health parameters of the user obtained by at least one sensor configured to sense one or more health parameters from the user; receive an identification of a medical alert to be provided to third parties with respect to the user, persist the identification of the medical alert in a memory of the user device, and repeatedly transmit at least one of the identification of the medical alert and an indication of the availability of the medical alert via a communications interface of the user device configured to communicate wirelessly with nearby reader devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 10735027
    Abstract: A method of detecting audio input mode applied to an electronic device is disclosed. According to how the user presses the start button of the electronic device, the audio input mode is determined to be a short-press mode or a long-press mode. The method of detecting an audio input mode includes: detecting if a pressing time of the start button is less than a threshold time; if so, determining that the audio input mode is the short-press mode; if not, detecting if an audio time of the receiving audio of the microphone exceeds an audio threshold time during the pressing time; if so, determining that the audio input mode is the long-press mode; if not, determining that the audio input mode is the short-press mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: UNLIMITER MFA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Ren Ma, Kuo-Ping Yang, Neo Bob Chih-Yung Young, Kuan-Li Chao, Jian-Ying Li
  • Patent number: 10725551
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a three-dimensional touch sensing method, a three-dimensional display device and a wearable device. The three-dimensional touch sensing method, comprising: receiving an electron beam being perpendicularly incident to a preset plane on the preset plane, the electron beam having a preset emission intensity; obtaining a reception position and a reception intensity of the electron beam; determining a projection position of a touch position on the preset plane according to the reception position of the electron beam; and calculating a distance from the touch position to the preset plane according to the reception intensity of the electron beam and the preset emission intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chong Liu, Wei Wang, Haisheng Zhao, Xiaoguang Pei, Zhilong Peng, Huanping Liu
  • Patent number: 10722430
    Abstract: A system comprising one or more of a programmable encapsulation for containing and regulating the release of a medicament, an encapsulating device used by a manufacturer which encloses the medicament within a programmable encapsulation, a programming device used by a pharmacy or dispensary which programs the encapsulation with an intended patient's health data and prescription data, a consumer encapsulation storage device configured to store one or more programmable encapsulations for one or more of a patient, authenticate the identity of a patient, and dispense medicaments to the patient in accordance with the patient's prescription, and a portable reader configured to scan a programmable encapsulation and display the details of the medicament and instructions for its consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Rakesh Arora
  • Patent number: 10716292
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle is configured to fly along a flight path and capture audio signals produced by animal species or emitted by collars coupled to animals. For example, the unmanned aerial vehicle may include a rail mount to which various attachments can be coupled. One such attachment may be a rail attachment coupled to a support that carries a microphone, a recording device, and/or a radio frequency (RF) transceiver. The microphone can capture audio signals and transmit the captured audio signals to the recording device for storage. The RF transceiver can receive signals emitted by collars and forward the signals to a remote receiver. A remote system can compare the captured audio signals with animal species audio signatures or expected data payloads to identify which animal species are present along the flight path and/or the location at which the animal species are present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hana Research, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew John Fox, Michelle Caruana
  • Patent number: 10721711
    Abstract: Provided herein is apparatuses and methods for notifications from applications displayed on a wearable electronic device. An action prioritization routine optimizes the display of the possible selectable action items associated with notifications as well as controls a number of other functions regarding notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Aleksandr Kirov, Henry Levak, Melissa Sherman
  • Patent number: 10713925
    Abstract: Among other things, systems to encourage compliance with hand washing procedures can include: an infrared emitter that projects a first infrared beam with a transverse cross-section having a first axis and a second axis that is shorter than the first axis, the transverse cross-section having a maximum length along the first axis, the infrared emitter modulating the first infrared beam to transmit a first identification signal; wherein the infrared emitter projecting the first infrared beam is placed such that the first axis of the transverse cross-section of the first infrared beam is substantially parallel to a boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BioVigil Hygiene Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steven F. Bolling, Brian Sheahan, Joseph M. Madden, Shimon Gersten
  • Patent number: 10699541
    Abstract: A feature of a part or the entirety of a body of a person is detected from a captured video; the person in the video is specified from the detected feature; user information indicating physical features of the person is detected from the feature related to the specified person; motion information including a motion or a gesture with a body and hands of a user is detected from the user information and the captured video; a behavior including the motion of the person is recognized from the motion information and the user information; recognized behavior information is divided for each behavior of the person; the divided behavior information is generated as block data; and the generated block data is transmitted to an outside for each block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomoya Shimura
  • Patent number: 10695007
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for reconfigurable and/or updatable lightweight embedded devices or systems are disclosed. Via use of such a device, system, or method, various capabilities for a user are provided, simplified, secured, and/or made more convenient. The system may interact with various other devices or systems, including those that are cloud-based or communicate through the cloud, and may utilize various local sensors, in order to provide one or more of improved access, monitoring, diagnostics, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Life365, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Dicks, Eric Vandewater, Randolph Strength
  • Patent number: 10692347
    Abstract: A safety monitoring system based on a smart toilet and a smart toilet are provided. The monitoring system includes a smart toilet, and a cloud server. The smart toilet is configured to detect toilet usage time of a user, and transmit the toilet usage time to the cloud server. The cloud server generates first prompt information, and transmits the first prompt information to the smart toilet. The smart toilet is further configured to prompt, according to the first prompt information, a user when the first prompt information is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiangdong Yang
  • Patent number: 10694338
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, services, and systems which monitor and track location of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) equipment are disclosed. The AED location can be identified with manual descriptive information during installation as well as with ongoing location tracking using electronic means. The invention includes a feature to identify if the AED is physically moved. Other embodiments of this invention relate to the use of a software application that will show the availability of the AED device on a map or other means to disseminate this information to a potential user and advise the owner or designated party that the device has been physically moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PICA PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Stapleford, Richard Shevelow
  • Patent number: 10694015
    Abstract: A digital device including a display unit; a sensor unit; a display unit; a wireless communication unit to be paired with an external device; and a controller configured to receive a message, transmit information of the received message to the external device paired with the digital device, and display detailed information of the received message in response to detection of a predetermined motion using the sensor unit within a predetermined period of time while the digital device is paired with the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunhyung Cho, Sinae Chun, Jihwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10691931
    Abstract: Method, computer program product, and system for use with an environment divided into a plurality of predefined regions. The method comprises acquiring first image information including a first person, determining location information for the first person, and identifying a first behavior of the first person from a plurality of predefined behaviors. The method further comprises performing a first predefined action responsive to identifying the first behavior. Performing the first predefined action comprises determining a first region of the plurality of predefined regions corresponding to the location information, and accessing a memory storing predefined relationship information between the plurality of predefined behaviors and the plurality of predefined regions. The predefined relationship information comprises a plurality of predefined actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
    Inventors: Dean Frederick Herring, Brad Matthew Johnson, Mark Edward Molander
  • Patent number: 10685547
    Abstract: Provided is a communication device including a control unit that acquires current situation information of a first user based on an attribute of the first user and a current situation of the first user, and a communication unit that, in accordance with control by the control unit, transmits the current situation information of the first user to a surrounding communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi Miyajima
  • Patent number: 10685742
    Abstract: A device and system for providing identification and medical information are disclosed. The device includes a readable code that contains medical biographical information of the subject, a programmable reporter element that is programmed to electronically store at least one particular event relating to the subject, and a signal producing element functionally related to the programmable reporter element. In one aspect, a method for providing identification and medical information from a subject includes providing a subject with a device comprising a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag and scanning the RFID tag with the RFID reader. The RFID tag includes a chip configured to be scanned and read by an RFID reader, whereby the chip is wirelessly linked to a server containing medical and biographical information specific to the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SOLOMON SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy T. Walker
  • Patent number: 10686784
    Abstract: Computerized apparatus useful within vehicles for causing provision of location-based services to users via a portable wireless computerized device. In one embodiment, the vehicle comprises a global positioning system (GPS) based receiver capable of providing location data to the computerized apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: WEST VIEW RESEARCH, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Gazdzinski, Robert F. Gazdzinski
  • Patent number: 10679053
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method by which an electronic device recognizes biometric information, comprising the steps of: sensing a direction of an electronic device; and recognizing biometric information by using a parameter corresponding to the sensed direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moon-Soo Kim, Kwang-Sub Son, Ki-Huk Lee, Bo-Seul Jeon, Young-Eun Han
  • Patent number: 10675434
    Abstract: A system for improving a person's sleep includes a bedding layer having a plurality of individually controllable thermally adjustable zones, a plurality of temperature sensors, where at least one temperature sensor per thermally adjustable zone is dispersed throughout the bedding layer. Further, a controller is configured to control the heating power of each thermally adjustable zone, and detect in which the body presence is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jacqueline Van Driel, Joldert Maria Boersma
  • Patent number: 10679671
    Abstract: A method of summarizing events in a video recording includes evaluating at least one video recording to identify event that violate at least one rule. The method further includes excerpting a fragment of the at least one video recording. The fragment contains a depiction of the event. The method also includes causing the fragment to be included in a summary video recording. The rules may relate to a threshold amount of motion in a physical space being recorded in the at least one received video recording, or a threshold duration of motion in a physical space being recorded in the at least one received video recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Pelco, Inc.
    Inventors: Farzin Aghdasi, Kirsten A. Medhurst, Greg M. Millar, Stephen J. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10678531
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, from at least one physiological information detecting sensor, flag information indicating whether an acceleration of the physiological information detecting sensor is higher than a threshold or not, and sensor identification information of the physiological information detecting sensor, wherein the flag information and the sensor identification information are associated with each other, and the physiological information detecting sensor stores first software; displaying the sensor identification information on a display; changing a visual aspect of the sensor identification information displayed on the display in accordance with the flag information; transmitting second software for updating a version of the first software to the physiological information detecting sensor indicated by the sensor identification information selected through a user input operation; and updating the version of the first software based on the second software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Norihito Konno
  • Patent number: 10667568
    Abstract: A barrier system, device, and method protects medical professionals and patients from exposure to contaminants and bodily fluids. The system includes a head unit (e.g., 708) shaped to be worn over the head of the wearer; a hood (e.g., 704) positioned over the head unit; one or more sensors (e.g., 1902) configured to produce one or more sensor-output signals; and a controller (e.g., 1904) connected to the one or more sensors and configured to produce one or more controller-output signals based on the one or more sensor-output signals. Further, a device inside a barrier system is controlled by (a) sensing one or more characteristics; (b) producing one or more sensor signals based on the sensed one or more characteristics; (c) converting and/or processing the one or more sensor signals to produce one or more controller-output signals; and (d) controlling the device based on the one or more controller-output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: THI TOTAL HEALTHCARE INNOVATION GMBH
    Inventors: Giorgio Rosati, Paul Gruber, Richard Nickl, David Cargille
  • Patent number: 10664809
    Abstract: A computer-implemented process of tracking events, is carried out by detecting that a first badge is within a personal-area network wireless communication range of a second badge, thus designating an encounter, and performing, by processor executing instructions read out from memory, an event logging transaction responsive to the encounter. The event logging transaction is performed by receiving, from the first badge, an electronic message characterizing an observation made by the user of the first badge relative to a user of the second badge, converting the electronic message received from the first badge into a pinpoint response, and generating an event record comprising an identification of an event type, and the pinpoint response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Philip W. Swift
  • Patent number: 10667107
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to surveillance, and more particularly to perform entry and exit monitoring of a user. In an embodiment, the system identifies an entry event (during which a user enters a room being surveilled) and/or an exit event (during which a user leaves a room being surveilled), based on a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) based system. This system uses two receivers one positioned outside and the other positioned inside the room being surveilled, to receive BLE beacon transmitted by a user who is in motion. Based on relative change in Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) values of this beacon with respect to the first and second receivers, the system identifies direction of movement of the user, and in turn, determines one of the entry or exit events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Chirabrata Bhaumik, Amit Kumar Agrawal, Abhijit Barman, Shubhrangshu Ghosh, Prateep Misra
  • Patent number: 10665077
    Abstract: A method of limiting noise damage to an individual includes receiving, by an ototoxicity application stored in a non-transitory memory and executed on a processor, a first individual exposure level to a first ototoxic condition in an area, correlating the first individual exposure level to an ototoxic effect, determining a noise level threshold based on the correlating, receiving a noise level exposure in the area, comparing the noise level threshold with the noise level exposure, and sending an alert when the noise level exposure exceeds the noise level threshold. The noise level threshold is below a standard noise level threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Edukondalu Yarlagadda, Praveen Sharma, Thomas Negre, James Liu, Peter Hsi, Neal Muggleton, Swapnil Patil, Aleks Todorovic
  • Patent number: 10657786
    Abstract: The system of the preferred embodiments is a young child monitoring device including: at least one microphone designed to be temporarily attached in contact with at least one of the skin and the clothing of a user; a radio transmission circuit wired in electrical communication with the microphone and adapted to transmit a signal from the microphone via radio waves; an electromagnetic induction circuit designed to generate power by induction from radio waves; a temporary attachment including at least one of A) an adhesive patch, B) a clip, C) adhesive tape, D) a patch comprising at least the hooks of a hook and loop fastener and designed to attach at least the microphone to the user; a base station including a radio receiver adapted to receive a signal generated by the radio transmission circuit, wherein the base station is designed to at least one of I) notify a caregiver, II) generate an audio alert, III) generate a visual alert, IV) send an alert to a mobile electronic device associated with a caregiver, V)
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Victoria H. Fan, Russell D. Fernald
  • Patent number: 10653199
    Abstract: A head guard is provided. The head guard includes one or more sensors as part of an sensory input and communications system. The head guard wirelessly communicates data to remote computing devices for intelligent data collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: 2nd Skull, Inc.
    Inventor: Federico Olivares Velasco
  • Patent number: 10646141
    Abstract: Electronic devices are provided that can determine a head movement. A method comprises: acquiring, in response to a head movement performed by a user, myoelectricity information of an eye of the user; and determining information related to the head movement according to the myoelectricity information and at least one piece of reference information. A head movement can be identified according to the myoelectricity information, which helps improve accuracy of head movement identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hao Liu
  • Patent number: 10650117
    Abstract: Systems and methods allow caregivers, central monitoring, and/or other persons to monitor whether a patient or another person has generated a call, such as an audio call. The systems and methods work by detecting audio within one or more audio detection zones, which are predefined areas surrounding the patient or other person to be monitored. The systems and methods detect when a command/keyword is spoken in the audio detection zone and generate an appropriate alert to an appropriate role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kusens, Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10650649
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a monitoring device and systems utilising one or more such monitoring devices. The monitoring device comprises a protective housing containing: a passive infrared (PIR) sensor; a power supply a microcontroller; and a wireless transceiver. The power supply powers each of said PIR sensor, said microcontroller, and said wireless transceiver. The microcontroller is adapted to send an alert message, via said wireless transceiver, upon receiving a motion detection signal from said PIR sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ATF Services Pty Ltd.
    Inventor: Robin Marcus Mysell