Human Or Animal Patents (Class 340/573.1)
  • Patent number: 11141096
    Abstract: A method includes: acquiring body motion data related to body motions of a target person; generating, based on the body motion data, sleep state data related to a sleep state of the target person; storing the sleep state data into a sleep state database; predicting a future change in a physical condition of the target person from the sleep state data by referencing a physical condition prediction information database; and when the physical condition data indicating the physical condition of the target person is acquired, reading past sleep state data over a past period from the sleep state database, collating the physical condition data with the past sleep state data to generate physical condition prediction information for predicting a particular change in the physical condition from particular sleep state data, and registering the physical condition prediction information into the physical condition prediction information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Masaru Yamaoka, Toshiaki Tanaka, Kenji Masuda
  • Patent number: 11144737
    Abstract: An RF module includes a base with a probe, a reader unit, a communications unit, and a control unit that establish an EM field into a container having electrically-conductive walls. RFID tags attached to medical articles located within the container are activated and produce identification signals. The probe and base receive the identification signals and provide identification data related to medical articles located within the container. The RF module is self-contained in that it needs only power and a data connection with which to operate. Where an Ethernet is used, power is obtained by PoE. The RF module is used to retrofit existing medication containers or may be used during the construction of a new medication container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MEPS Real-Time, Inc.
    Inventors: Shariq Hussain, Paul M. Elizondo, II
  • Patent number: 11135972
    Abstract: The subject invention relates to temperature and Heat Index sensing system, and in particular to a system suited for use in a K9 Police Vehicle that both monitors the temperature and heat index and provides an alert if pre-set maximum values are exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: American Aluminum Accessories, Inc.
    Inventors: Marisol Swain, Jennifer Nicole Arnold, Alice E. Poseley
  • Patent number: 11137159
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus for integration with a building fire system includes a first mounting interface configured to physically couple to a mounting surface. This first mounting interface comprises a first power connector configured to receive power from the building fire system. The sensor apparatus further comprises an environmental sensor electrically coupled to the first power connector and configured to use the power from the building fire system to monitor environmental conditions of a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Richard A. Koss, Joseph Piccolo, III
  • Patent number: 11138859
    Abstract: A detection system and a detection method are provided. The detection system includes at least one illumination device and a host. The illumination device has a radar to obtain spatial information of a position of the illumination device. The host is connected to the at least one illumination device. The host receives the spatial information from the illumination device and transmits a change of the spatial information to an emergency system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Min-Chou Chuang, Lun-Kang Lin, Hsin-Cheng Yao, Chun-Yih Wu
  • Patent number: 11135502
    Abstract: A motional state of a player in a video displaying the player in motion is easily determined. This player state display system includes a display device which displays a player video that includes information related to a motional state of the player. A processor generates, based on information that is obtained from an analysis video obtained by capturing the player in motion, a player state display image obtained by visualizing a movement zone corresponding to at least one predetermined motion of the player, and generates, as the player video, a video obtained by superimposing the player state display image on the video including the player in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junko Ueda
  • Patent number: 11131522
    Abstract: A portable camera may be activated in response to the activity of a firearm. Furthermore, an individual who discharged a firearm may be identified. Furthermore, information related to the firing of a firearm may be recorded, assessed, identified and transmitted. Furthermore, the status of an implement at a mount may be monitored. Furthermore, a charging device for delivering electrical power to components of a firearm may be used. A communications channel may be established between a firearm telematics sensor and a video camera, optionally by means of intermediary devices. A communications channel may be established between a mount (e.g., holster) telematics device and local and/or remote monitoring service components, optionally by means of intermediary devices. When the telematics sensor detects that its associated firearm has been removed from a holster, is in motion, or is being discharged, the telematics sensor may signal the video camera to initiate recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Yardarm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Stewart, David Glowacki, James Schaff, Kyle Howell, John Wade, Tom Tooley, Paul Hammond
  • Patent number: 11134227
    Abstract: A method of presenting appropriate actions for responding to a visitor to a smart home environment via an electronic greeting system of the smart home environment, including detecting a visitor of the smart home environment; obtaining context information from the smart home environment regarding the visitor; based on the context information, identifying a plurality of appropriate actions available to a user of a client device for interacting with the visitor via the electronic greeting system; and causing the identified actions to be presented to the user of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Evans Goulden, Rengarajan Aravamudhan, Hae Rim Jeong, Michael Dixon, James Edward Stewart, Sayed Yusef Shafi, Sahana Mysore, Seungho Yang, Yu-An Lien, Christopher Charles Burns, Rajeev Nongpiur, Jeffrey Boyd
  • Patent number: 11132108
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide techniques for automatically synchronizing a visual presentation with a live presenter. Visual presentation slides are preprocessed to determine one or more topics for each slide. A topic index contains one or more topics corresponding to slides of the presentation. As a presenter provides a verbal presentation for corresponding slides, natural language processing analyzes the verbal presentation and creates one or more temporal verbal topic categories. The temporal verbal topic categories are used to search the topic index to find one or more slides that best match the current temporal verbal topic categories. In this way, the slides can automatically follow the discussion of the presenter, enabling improved presentations that can enhance the user experience, increase audience engagement, and improve the dissemination of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley Anders, Jonathan Dunne, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 11133024
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure set forth a computer-implemented technique for providing a personalized audio signal to a user. The technique includes determining a first mood of the user based on a first set of user parameters, selecting, based on the first mood of the user, a first acoustic profile. The first acoustic profile may include a first set of acoustic parameters, and causing an audio output device to reproduce a first input audio signal based on the first set of acoustic parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Riley Winton, Christopher Trestain, Christopher Ludwig, Elizabeth Cibor, Jeffrey Peil
  • Patent number: 11123153
    Abstract: A method for ensuring hand hygiene compliance may include tracking dispensing of a plurality hand hygiene dispensers having hand sanitizer. Each hand hygiene dispenser can be associated with an individual user. A processor may determine dispensing rates of the plurality of hand hygiene dispensers for a plurality of predetermined time periods and each of the plurality of the hand hygiene dispensers is identified with an individual user. The average dispensing rate can be calculated taking a predetermined number of highest dispensing rates out of the plurality of predetermined time periods. The rates can be displayed to the users, and the users can be notified of proper hand hygiene compliance or if the average dispensing rate falls below a target threshold rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory T. Davis, David Beck, Ronald C. Cagle, Jessica Farrell
  • Patent number: 11123265
    Abstract: There are provided a medication support apparatus, a medication support system, a medication support method, and a program capable of reliably checking that a correct user has taken a correct medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhide Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11116400
    Abstract: A transceiver for interfacing with an analyte sensor. The transceiver may include an interface device and a notification device. The interface device may be configured to convey a power signal to the analyte sensor and to receive data signals from the analyte sensor. The notification device may be configured to generate one or more of a vibrational, aural, and visual signal based on one or more data signals received from the analyte sensor. The interface device of the transceiver may receive analyte data from the analyte sensor, and the transceiver may comprise a processor configured to calculate an analyte concentration value based on the received analyte data. The notification device may be configured to generate one or more of aural, visual, or vibrational alarm when the calculated analyte concentration value exceeds or falls below a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Senseonics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Szymon Tankiewicz, Jeremy Emken, Andrew DeHennis, Todd Whitehurst
  • Patent number: 11120679
    Abstract: A method of determining the likelihood of a slip or fall comprises receiving, by a detection application stored in a non-transitory memory and executed on a processor, a plurality of sensor readings from a plurality of movement sensors, comparing, by the detection application, the plurality of sensor readings with a plurality of movement patterns stored in a database, determining, by the detection application, that at least one of the movement patterns of the plurality of movement patterns matches the plurality of sensor readings, and generating, by the detection application, an indication that a slip or fall is likely based on the plurality of sensor readings. The plurality of movement sensors is associated with different areas of a worker's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Negre, Brad Rohlf, Praveen Sharma, Juan Noceda
  • Patent number: 11109586
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a system which is able to detect and recognize wildlife, and in particular birds, using camera images. The present solution is comprised of algorithms, software and integrated hardware devices. Properly equipped, the system can be made to be portable and can be set up at any location for different wildlife detection and repelling purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BIRD CONTROL GROUP, BV
    Inventors: Steinar Henskes, Pim Tammes, Kris Mooi
  • Patent number: 11113972
    Abstract: A proximity monitor for monitoring a zone associated with a vehicle, such as during a race. In a race each vehicle may have a proximity monitor to enable monitoring of distances between proximate vehicles. Each proximity monitor may include an RF transmitter and an RF receiver to communicate with proximate monitors and use signal timing information to determine spacing between monitors. The monitor may use Ultra Wide Band (UWB) signals to determine spacing and other protocols for communication. The monitor may also detect whether another monitor passes. An alert signal may be generated if the spacing information, and optionally other information, satisfies an alert criterion. A system including such monitors may enable race officials to monitor infringement of rules and enforce penalties in real time on a race course.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Precision Triatholon Systems Limited
    Inventors: Marcus Neary Clyne, James Colin Elvery, Dylan Charles McNeice
  • Patent number: 11109808
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for intelligent mouthguards that can be used in fitness and sport activities. In one example, an intelligent mouthguard system includes a mouthguard including sensors and an internal module in communication with the sensors. The sensors can include a nine-axis inertial sensor comprising a three-axis magnetometer, a three-axis accelerometer and a three-axis gyroscope. The three-axis magnetometer can provide a reference plane in relation to the earth's magnetic field for the three-axis accelerometer and the three-axis gyroscope. The internal module can provide sensor data to an external processing unit when located in an oral cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Kyu Yoon, Justin M. Correll, Todd R. Schumann, Sheng-Po Fang, Fong Wong
  • Patent number: 11110191
    Abstract: A monitoring system is disclosed. The monitoring system comprises a range detection system configured for scanning a scene to provide range data, the range data including data describing range to a marker that is detectable by the range detection system and that is placed on a hand of an individual in the scene; and a data processing system configured for processing the range data to identify the marker, to identify the hand based, at least in part on the range to the marker, and to monitor hygienic activity of an individual in the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Antisep—Tech Ltd.
    Inventor: Barak Katz
  • Patent number: 11114097
    Abstract: Included are calling means (110) for making a call to a communication terminal (200) possessed by a target person, a database (120) configured to store in advance speech data of the target person, comparison means (130) for comparing a tone of speech data transmitted from the communication terminal with a tone of the speech data stored in the database (120), and notification means (140) for issuing a predetermined notification when a difference between the tone of the speech data transmitted from the communication terminal (200) and the tone of the speech data stored in the database (120) is determined to be outside a predetermined range as a result of the comparison by the comparison means (130). With this configuration, it is possible to obtain correct information about a condition of the target person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shota Morishita
  • Patent number: 11096606
    Abstract: A method and wireless sensor device for determining body postures and activities. In one aspect, a method includes receiving sensor data. The method also includes detecting and classifying a body transition of a body based on the sensor data. The method also includes detecting if there is activity of the body based on the sensor data. If there is activity, the method also includes classifying the activity. If there is no activity, the method also includes classifying a rest position of the body based on the sensor data and based on a previous body transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Vital Connect, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Chan, Nima Ferdosi, Ravi Narasimhan
  • Patent number: 11089963
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system to help manage a patient that is at risk of falling is disclosed. The system includes a patient-worn wireless sensor that senses the patient's motion and wirelessly transmits information indicative of the sensed motion to a patient monitor. The patient monitor receives, stores, and processes the transmitted information to determine whether the patient has fallen or is about to fall. Upon such detection, the system can notify the patient's caretakers that the patient has fallen or is about to fall and therefore, is in need of immediate attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Cornelius Raths, Mohammad Usman
  • Patent number: 11096022
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting doorway tailgating are disclosed. A method includes: determining, by a computer device, a mobile device moves through a doorway to a secure area; determining, by the computer device, a security protocol was not passed for the mobile device to move through the doorway; and generating, by the computer device, an alert based on both the determining the mobile device moves through the doorway to the secure area and the determining the security protocol was not passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael R. Billau, John K. Gerken, III, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Ciaran E. Hannigan
  • Patent number: 11086609
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system includes a physiological sensor to sense light after it has passed through tissue of a patient and generate a signal indicative a physiological parameters in response to the sensed light, and a patient monitoring device in communication with the physiological sensor to receive the signal and determine measurements of the physiological parameters from the received signal. The patient monitoring device includes a processor and memory having multiple system images. The patient monitoring device downloads an image upgrade to one system image that the not latest used or tested system image. The patient monitoring device boots the processor from the system image that includes the image upgrade. If the upgraded system image fails, the patient monitoring device boots the processor from another system image of the multiple system images. The patient monitoring device repairs the failed system image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Scott Housel, Bilal Muhsin
  • Patent number: 11087489
    Abstract: This disclosure presents systems and methods to facilitate interaction by one or more participants with content presented across multiple distinct physical locations. A current distinct physical location of a participant may be determined. In response to determining the current distinct physical location in which the participant is located, operation of one or more content devices physically present in the current distinct physical location may be effectuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Elliott Baumbach
  • Patent number: 11087140
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an information generating method and apparatus applied to a terminal device. A method may include: acquiring, in real time, a video frame image collected by a target camera; storing the acquired video frame image as a to-be-processed image; and inputting the to-be-processed image into a pre-trained user attribute recognition model, to obtain user attribute information of a user corresponding to a user image included in the to-be-processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kan Liu, Jian Liu
  • Patent number: 11078692
    Abstract: A method for detecting the intention of a user to lock or unlock a motor-vehicle door with a detection device integrated into a handle. The method includes continuously measuring the resonant frequency of the detection device and successively comparing the measured resonant frequency to a first threshold representative of the approach of the user and to a second threshold, higher than the first threshold, representative of the contact of the user, the intention of the user to lock or unlock the door of the vehicle being validated only if a duration between the passage of the resonant frequency below the first threshold and the passage of the resonant frequency above the second threshold is shorter than a preset duration. An associated detection device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Gabriel Spick, Mickael Guibbert
  • Patent number: 11074422
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for determining a person's location and for presenting navigation instructions are provided. In an embodiment, a method for determining a user's location includes obtaining an image of a graphical indicator at a first location. The graphical indicator is located on a surface of an object in an area and the graphical indicator includes mapping and location information encoded in the graphical indicator. The method also includes determining a map and a user's location on the map according to the graphical indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zhan Peng Huo, Wen Ji Huang, Wen Bin Han, Xue Yong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11074802
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for predicting hospital bed exit events from video camera systems is disclosed. The system processes video data with a deep convolutional neural network consisting of five main layers: a 1×1 3D convolutional layer used for generating feature maps from raw video data, a context-aware pooling layer used for rectifying data from different camera angles, two fully connected layers used for applying pre-trained deep features, and an output layer used to provide a likelihood of a bed exit event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Sheung Lai Wong, Yongji Fu, Brendan James Chwyl, Audrey Gina Chung, Mohammad Javad Shafiee
  • Patent number: 11071888
    Abstract: A smartphone including a near-field communication circuit capable of performing communication with an electronic terminal; a GPS positioning unit which makes a positional measurement; and a CPU. The electronic terminal includes an acceleration sensor used to count a number of steps and measure an intensity of exercise of a user. The near-field communication circuit receives, from the electronic terminal, an exercise log indicative of the number of steps of the user. The CPU displays, on a touch panel display, a route log positioned by the GPS positioning unit and the exercise log in association with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeki Hisada, Hirofumi Nagareda
  • Patent number: 11065481
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring elevations of a set of workers at a job site include reference devices for capturing barometric pressures at different installation elevations on a structure and portable barometric pressure sensors carried by the workers. An atmospheric pressure offset may be calculated using the reference barometric pressures and installation elevations. The atmospheric pressure offset may be applied to atmospheric pressure measurements captured by the barometric pressure sensors carried by the workers to determine worker elevations. The worker elevations may be converted to corresponding floors of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: US SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: George Altemose, Daniel W. Marino, John Gedde
  • Patent number: 11065984
    Abstract: A system for detecting a child left in a vehicle, in a coin-like shaped housing, includes: at least two disparate sensors for measuring parameters within a vehicle environment, an alerting mechanism for sending a signal to the vehicle user, and a processor for providing instructions. The system further includes a user interface platform (UIP) having a wireless network connection to at least one of the housing, a user, a vehicle operation system, a social network, an emergency system, a connectable subject and any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: DO NOT FORGET LTD.
    Inventor: Pinhas Sherf
  • Patent number: 11069213
    Abstract: A fall detection system is provided, which includes at least one processing device, at least one personal module including a personal module pressure sensor, and at least one reference module including a reference module pressure sensor. The at least one processing device is arranged to receive personal pressure data from the at least one personal module pressure sensor, receive reference pressure data from the at least one reference module pressure sensor, determine a personal pressure using the personal pressure data and the reference pressure data, determine an individual personal pressure profile based on the historical personal pressure of the individual, compare the personal pressure with the individual personal pressure profile, which may e.g. be an individual personal pressure threshold, and set a fall detection alert based at least on whether the personal pressure lies beyond the individual personal pressure profile, e.g. by being above the individual personal pressure threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PINK NECTARINE HEALTH AB
    Inventors: Anders Widgren, Tobias Linghammar
  • Patent number: 11068828
    Abstract: Provided is a system for estimating a compliance metric indicating the usage of hygiene equipment by one or more operators, such as in a healthcare setting. The system includes a receiving section and a calculation section. The receiving section is configured to receive activity data from a sensor arrangement, the activity data indicating activities by the one or more operators including usage of the hygiene equipment. The calculation section is configured to estimate, based on the activity data and a trained function, the compliance metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Håkan Lindström
  • Patent number: 11062583
    Abstract: A safety system is provided that provides a progressive series of notifications to wirelessly tethered devices based on distance and/or elapsed time criteria when one of the devices physically moves outside of comfort zone set by the other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PROXMAL SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Archana Sathaye, Ronalee Mann
  • Patent number: 11063474
    Abstract: A wireless power supply system is provided to include a headset and a vehicle-side system. The headset, which is attached to a head of a driver of a vehicle, is configured (i) to generate an electric power by using a received electromagnetic wave, (ii) to actuate a sensor with the generated electric power to measure an activity of the driver, and (iii) to transmit activity measurement data indicating a measurement result. The vehicle-side system, which is provided to the vehicle, is configured (i) to transmit the electromagnetic wave, (ii) to receive the activity measurement data from the headset, and (iii) to monitor the activity of the driver based on the received measurement data. The transmitting or receiving state of the electromagnetic wave is monitored to provide a monitoring result, which is to be notified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Yoshida, Takafumi Ito, Hiroyuki Dosho
  • Patent number: 11057584
    Abstract: A video recording device, holster and article of clothing are disclosed to reliably and covertly provide for the capture of video, audio, and metadata, and perform other commands. The holster may be provided with a carrier that is, in turn, inserted into the holster. In one embodiment, the holster may be confirmed as being associated with the video recording device to authenticate a user, and establishes a docked position. Moreover, the video recording device may enter a mode of operation associated with using the video recording apparatus automatically when inserted into a holster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: UTILITY ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Ted Michael Davis, Joseph Patrick Shanahan, Simon Araya, Robert Stewart McKeeman, Eric Bedell, Jon McChristian
  • Patent number: 11056239
    Abstract: A computing device generates an audit trail for monitoring clinical data. In particular, the computing device receives clinical data comprising patient data and investigator site data. The computing device accepts and rejects respective portions of the clinical data by applying a risk-based monitoring policy comprising one or more policy rules to the clinical data. The computing device generates an audit trail for the clinical data. The audit trail comprises the clinical data and corresponding audit data. The audit data comprises identification of the accepted and rejected portions of the clinical data, identification of one or more of the policy rules of the risk-based monitoring policy used in the accepting and rejecting of the respective portions of the clinical data, and one or more timestamps corresponding to each of the accepting and rejecting of the respective portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: REMARQUE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Badhri Srinivasan, Joseph William Charles Goodgame, Michael P. Arlotto
  • Patent number: 11045117
    Abstract: The provided disclosure relates to systems and methods for determining the axial orientation and location of a user's wrist using one or more sensors located on the strap, the device underbody, or both. For example, the strap can include a plurality of elastic sections and a plurality of rigid sections. Each elastic section can include one or more flex sensors. In some examples, one or more electromyography (EMG) sensors can be included to measure the user's electrical signals, and the user's muscle activity can be determined. In some examples, a plurality of strain gauges can be included to generate one or more signals indicative of any changes in shape, size, and/or physical properties of the user's wrist. In some examples, the device can include a plurality of capacitance sensors for increased granularity and/or sensitivity in measuring the amount of tension exerted by the user's wrist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lor, Siddharth Nangia
  • Patent number: 11045395
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a smart lid sleeve system in accordance with some embodiments. Further, the smart lid sleeve system may include a lid sleeve, at least one sensor, a processing device, a storage device, a transmitter, and a power source. Further, the lid sleeve may include a first part and a second part. Further, the at least one sensor disposed on the lid sleeve. Further, the processing device communicatively coupled with the at least one sensor. Further, the processing device may be configured for analyzing the at least one sensor data. Further, the processing device may be configured for generating at least one notification based on the analyzing. Further, the storage device configured for storing the at least one notification. Further, the transmitter communicatively coupled with the processing device. Further, the power source electrically coupled with the at least one sensor, the transmitter, the processing device, and the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Naim Ulhasan Syed
  • Patent number: 11050454
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving communication reliability of a radio frequency system that includes an antenna integrated circuit, which includes an antenna amplifier unit that outputs a first analog electrical signal that indicates data, a transceiver integrated circuit implemented using a first semiconductor manufacturing technique, in which the transceiver integrated circuit includes a transceiver amplifier unit that outputs a second analog electrical signal that indicates the data, and a driver integrated circuit implemented using a second semiconductor manufacturing technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Berke Cetinoneri, Ioannis Sarkas, Qishan Yu
  • Patent number: 11043302
    Abstract: A wireless patient monitor comprises a generic activator module having a universal connection port that connects with any one of multiple sensor devices, a battery, and a radio transmitter wirelessly connected to a host device. The generic activator module connects to any one of multiple sensor devices via the universal connection port to provide power from the battery to the sensor device and to receive digital physiological data from the sensor device. The radio transmitter transmits the digital physiological data received from the sensor device to a host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Erno Petteri Muuranto, Magnus Kall, Emma Elina Ikonen, Kristian Matti Karru, Otto Valtteri Pekander, Ville Petteri Vartiovaara, Henrik Ekman
  • Patent number: 11043242
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are information capture systems and related methods. An information capture system includes a sensor secured to an object configured to be involved with a possible event. The sensor is configured to detect one or more stimuli that are associated with the possible event, and transmit a sensor signal indicating data corresponding to the one or more stimuli. The information capture system also includes a recording device configured to record information responsive to a triggering event determined from the sensor signal. A method includes analyzing sensor data from the sensor, determining, from the sensor data, that a triggering event occurred, and recording post-trigger information following the determination of the triggering event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Senworth, Inc.
    Inventors: David Matthias Mack, Brian Dempsey Dold
  • Patent number: 11039783
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for providing an automatic cueing system for real-time communication, by: collecting a first person's profile data, which may include a medical history, to determine how the first person reacts to different voice or audio characteristics and sounds; analyzing the first person's voice or audio characteristics and sounds to categorize a current condition of the first person; and then dynamically adjusting voice or audio characteristics and sounds of responses made to the first person by a robotic device or a second person, based on the first person's profile data and the current condition of the first person. Thereafter, the first person's voice or audio characteristics and sounds, as well as the responses made to the first person, may be continuously monitored, along the first person's vital signs, to update the current condition of the first person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nadiya Kochura, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 11040725
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for notifying drivers to assume manual vehicle control of vehicles. For example, sensor data is acquired from on-board vehicles sensors (e.g., radar, sonar, and/or camera imagery of a crosswalk) of a vehicle that is in an autonomous driving mode. In an example, the sensor data is augmented with driving condition data aggregated from vehicle sensor data of other vehicles (e.g., a cloud service collects and aggregates vehicle sensor data from vehicles within the crosswalk to identify and provide the driving condition data to the vehicle). The sensor data (e.g., augmented sensor data) is evaluated to identify a driving condition of a road segment, such as the crosswalk (e.g., pedestrians protesting within the crosswalk). Responsive to the driving condition exceeding a complexity threshold for autonomous driving decision making functionality, a driver alert to assume manual vehicle control may be provided to a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: INRIX Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher L. Scofield
  • Patent number: 11043090
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a storage device, for a monitoring system that is configured to detect an event at a property. The monitoring system may include a processor and a storage device storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations include obtaining current activity data that (i) is generated by monitoring system components and (ii) represents two or more activities that have occurred at the property between a first time and a second time, accessing historical activity data that represents historical activities that have been learned by the monitoring system, determining, by the monitoring system and based on (i) the current activity data and (ii) the historical activity data, whether an event has been detected, and based on determining that an event has been detected, performing one or more operations based on the detected event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Colin Ulen
  • Patent number: 11041949
    Abstract: The methods and device disclosed herein provide an array such as a Radio Frequency (FR) antenna array for measuring the array movement or displacement of the array relative to a reference location. In some cases the array may be attached to or in communication with the device. The array comprises at least two transducers (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: VAYYAR IMAGING LTD
    Inventors: Yuval Lomnitz, Damian Hoffman, Shachar Shayovitz
  • Patent number: 11029193
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a smart diaper changing pad for weighing an infant or toddler and communicating the recorded information wirelessly to a mobile computer. The diaper changing pad incorporates force or mass sensors for measuring weight. The changing and cleaning pad and a separate computing system are wirelessly connected, either directly or through a network capable of both internal and external communication. An application installed on the mobile computer can track measurements from the diaper changing pad and keep a historical record, which may provide peace of mind and insight into a baby's health and development. The key components of the product are a soft pad, a rigid platform, one or more sensors capable of measuring force or weight, a power source, a memory, a processor, and a wireless communication method. The invention can optionally include a display and a number of user inputs such as buttons or switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew David Bottomly
  • Patent number: 11030493
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for predicting a variation of sequential blood glucose levels by using deep learning is provided. The present invention may include training a predictor associated with a user by using a deep learning network. The present invention may further include predicting a plurality of sequential blood glucose levels by the trained predictor based on at least one meal image, at least one time-period, and at least one set of data associated with a plurality of blood glucose levels of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Goto, Yutaka Oishi, Chiaki Oishi, Shuji Umehara, Masaki Saitoh
  • Patent number: 11029195
    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: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Staton Techiya LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Goldstein, John Usher, Brian Fligor, John P. Keady
  • Patent number: 11030564
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a motion analysis apparatus includes a memory and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry detects a corresponding segment using first time-series data based on output of a first sensor configured to measure movement of a first object and second time-series data based on output of a second sensor configured to measure movement of a second object, the corresponding segment being a segment in which the first time-series data and the second time-series data are similar in their waveform patterns or co-occur. The processing circuitry associates information specifying the detected corresponding segment with at least one of information specifying the first object or information specifying the second object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Sawa Fuke, Kazunori Imoto