Human Or Animal Patents (Class 340/573.1)
  • Patent number: 11463839
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, systems, computer program products, and computer implemented methods for cognitive location and navigation services for custom applications are disclosed. More specifically, the cognitive location and navigation services include, but are not limited to cognitive navigational guidance through a tourist attraction. For instance, a method includes receiving a request for cognitive navigational assistance through a tourist attraction; obtaining site-specific information about the tourist attraction from a site-specific server; determining whether a user profile describing user viewing preferences exists; and either: directing the user to navigate through the tourist attraction according to a path based on the existing user profile; or recommending a first exhibit to visit based at least in part on crowding levels at the tourist attraction and recording user behavior observed while viewing the first exhibit. Corresponding systems and computer program products are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Divyesh Jadav, Moitreyee Mukherjee-Roy
  • Patent number: 11462092
    Abstract: A safety system for preventing child abandonment in a motor vehicle is provided. The safety system includes a device installable on a child safety seat, a safety belt, or a seat belt shoulder strap. The device includes a presence sensor configured to detect child safety seat occupancy, and a radio transmitter configured to emit a radio signal within a predefined transmission range and functionally connected to the presence sensor to receive a child safety seat occupancy signal and insert presence information into the radio signal. The safety system includes warning signal receiving devices configured to detect the radio signal within the predefined transmission range and extract presence information from the radio signal, and warning emission means. The presence sensor is a capacitive sensor. Each warning signal receiving device is configured to trigger the warning emission means after initially extracting presence information and subsequently detecting an interruption of the radio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: FILO S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giorgio Sadolfo, Davide Guglielmo, Gianluca Granero, Vincenzo Roselli
  • Patent number: 11460571
    Abstract: A distance measuring device according to an embodiment includes a filter, a first switching circuit, an impedance adjustable circuit, a second switching circuit, a third switching circuit, and a fourth switching circuit. The filter restricts a signal for distance measurement transmitted from the transmission circuit and a signal for distance measurement received by an antenna within a desired frequency band. The impedance adjustable circuit is adjusted to have a higher impedance than an impedance of the antenna. The second switching circuit switches conduction and non-conduction between the impedance adjustable circuit and the transmission circuit. The third switching circuit switches conduction and non-conduction between the impedance adjustable circuit and the reception circuit. The fourth switching circuit switches conduction and non-conduction between the impedance adjustable circuit and the second switching circuit and between the impedance adjustable circuit and the third switching circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke Ogasawara
  • Patent number: 11445980
    Abstract: Analysis of keystroke dynamics performed by an individual can be used for assessment and monitoring of the individual's motor function. Keystroke events related to a user pressing one or more keys on a keyboard or regions on a touch screen may be analyzed to identify a plurality of distributions of keystroke event intervals. The plurality of distributions may be analyzed to identify one or more features indicative of variation among the distributions and indicative of the user's motor function. Monitoring of a user's motor function may include comparing a value for a feature for one plurality of distribution to a second value for the same feature for another plurality of distributions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Luca Giancardo, Alvaro Sanchez Ferro, Ian Butterworth, Carlos Sanchez Mendoza
  • Patent number: 11443253
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for improving product usage prior to refill of product dispensers in service areas that include a plurality of such dispensers. Via a sensor configured with each of the product dispensers and a control system in communication with the sensors, a product level or amount condition of product in each dispenser is detected. Based on the information from the sensors, a visual or audio message is generated and transmitted to the patron that encourages the patron to use a first product dispenser that has a greater product fill amount as compared to a second product dispenser in the same or a different service area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Kimberly Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Babak R. Ghazi, Frederick J. Williams, Stephen Becker
  • Patent number: 11436549
    Abstract: A system collects information associated with the work performance and work satisfaction of caregiver's who provide in-home care services to seniors. A machine learning system is trained to predict caregiver attrition and generate a user interface display indicative of a risk an individual caregiver will attrit. The system may also be used to determine action steps to reduce the risk of attrition of a caregiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: CLEARCARE, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Hull, Geoffrey Nudd
  • Patent number: 11426098
    Abstract: A wearable device for gait monitoring and improvement, as well as systems for sensing relevant metrics and delivering real-time sensory feedback. One system receives a baseline active training program to target a mobility abnormality; downloads it onto a wearable device; determines the activity type based on sensor data obtained from a sensor array; generates cueing intensity feedback; receives field data from the wearable device; dynamically recommends new modification parameters based on the field data; and modifies the active training program based on the new modification parameters. The system may modify cueing intensity to correct the wearer's gait by selecting ranges of values for cueing response variables for a cueing window; receiving a sample dataset from a wearable device; determining whether a number of the cycles of frames spent in a no-correction frame is increasing; adjusting the outer bounds of the no-correction frame; and adjusting the cueing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: PROVA Innovations Ltd.
    Inventor: Matthew Rosato
  • Patent number: 11422518
    Abstract: A signal communication system comprising a number of signal nodes arranged to interact physically with their environment and to convert between physical properties and corresponding signals, a number of client nodes arranged to receive or send the signals to interact with the signal nodes, and a distribution system arranged to switch the signals between the signal nodes and the client nodes. The signal nodes are communicatively coupled to the distribution system via injection transport channels to send and receive injection transport representations of signal representations of the signals; the client nodes are communicatively coupled to the distribution system via distribution transport channels to send and receive distribution transport representations of signal representations of the signals; and the signal nodes are communicatively coupled to the client nodes to transport the signal representations using the injection transport channels, distribution system and distribution transport channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: ISTA INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventors: Gerhard Niederfeld, Nicola Altan
  • Patent number: 11423757
    Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosed implementations, a device includes one or more motion sensors for sensing motion of the device and providing activity data indicative of the sensed motion. The device also includes one or more processors for monitoring the activity data, and receiving or generating annotation data for annotating the activity data with one or more markers or indicators to define one or more characteristics of an activity session. The device also includes one or more feedback devices for providing feedback, a notice, or an indication to a user based on the monitoring. The device further includes a portable housing that encloses at least portions of the motion sensors, the processors and the feedback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: James Park, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Eric Nathan Friedman, Christine Boomer Brumback
  • Patent number: 11424028
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system comprises a plurality of sensors and an analysis computing entity. The sensors comprise a visual sensor and a wearable sensor. The visual sensor is configured to capture images of a patient and provide the images of the patient such that the analysis computing entity receives the images. The wearable sensor is configured to capture wearable data. The wearable data comprises (a) biometric data of the patient and/or (b) movement data of the patient. The wearable sensor is configured to provide the wearable data such that the analysis computing entity receives the wearable data. The analysis computing entity is configured to receive the images of the patient and the wearable data, analyze at least one of the images of the patient and the wearable data to determine objective patient data, and update a patient record based on the objective patient data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Incorporated
    Inventors: Parisa Rashidi, Azra Bihorac, Patrick J. Tighe
  • Patent number: 11412997
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pendant device particularly used in emergency services of all hospitals, allowing health staff move more comfortably in resuscitation room, speeding up the procedure time of caring patient, providing more effective and faster production of patient reports, and a patient treatment reporting method achieved by use of the pendant device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: ATATÜRK ÜNIVERSITESI BILIMSEL ARASTIRMA PROJELERI BIRIMI
    Inventors: Elif KiliçDelice, Orhan Delice, Aysegül Turan, Betül Ertas, Zeynep Büsra Öztürk, Memmet Sahin
  • Patent number: 11412714
    Abstract: A pet monitoring method and a pet monitoring system according to embodiments of the disclosure are provided. The method is described hereinafter. An image is obtained by a photographic device. At least one of an exercise status detection, an excretion status detection and a danger status detection of a pet is performed according to the image. Pet management information is presented on a management interface of a remote device according to a detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Jui-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 11407075
    Abstract: A method enables at least one active operating state of a hand-held power tool with at least one infrastructure unit as a function of whether protective equipment is carried and/or worn by an operator of the hand-held power tool. A mobile functional unit is integrated into the hand-held power tool. The mobile functional unit is configured to control the at least one active operating state of the hand-held power tool by (i) transmitting at least one ID of a first protective equipment element of a first piece of protective equipment to a first infrastructure unit, the first infrastructure unit receiving the at least one ID of the first protective equipment element of the first piece of protective equipment, and (ii) transmitting at least a first signal from the first infrastructure unit to the mobile functional unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Schadow, Florian Esenwein, Benjamin Brechter
  • Patent number: 11410421
    Abstract: A light, such as an ultraviolet (UV) light, is used with a scanning test device in a scanning process of one or more of a user's hands to assess hand cleanliness according to a medical pre-treatment protocol for a medical treatment device, such as for a dialysis treatment using a home dialysis machine. If the scanning process results in a determination that the hands do not pass a cleanliness standard, the user is requested to perform a cleaning protocol and re-perform a scanning test. The scanning test device may be a smartphone, tablet device and/or other smart device running a software app that obtains and scans an image of the user's hand(s) illuminated by the UV light and makes an assessment of hand cleanliness according to an assessment algorithm. After passing the scanning test, the scanning test device signals to the treatment machine that the medical pre-treatment protocol may continue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy L. Blasberg, Elijah E. Cocks
  • Patent number: 11410528
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for an emergency rescue request and loss prevention. The method includes checking an operation mode activation signal by the electronic device connected to a portable device through Bluetooth low energy (BLE) communication, activating a loss prevention mode and outputting an alarm when the operation mode activation signal that a strength of a BLE signal transmitted from the portable device is a threshold value or less and transmitting to a pre-stored contact number a message which is generated on the basis of surroundings data acquired from at least one of a camera and a microphone provided in the electronic device, activating an emergency rescue request mode when the operation mode activation signal is generated from an outside of the portable device. The method and system can also be applied to other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: EHI
    Inventors: Seung Jin Oh, Sang Uk Kim
  • Patent number: 11411602
    Abstract: An electronic device, which performs ranging by using ultra wide band (UWB) communication, and an operating method of the electronic device, is provided. The operating method includes a first electronic device performing operations including transmitting a ranging control message including block striding information to a second electronic device, determining whether to perform hopping based on a result of transmitting the ranging control message, determining a hopping round value based on a result of determining whether to perform the hopping and the block striding information, and performing ranging with the second electronic device based on the block striding information and the hopping round value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kangjin Yoon, Sehee Han
  • Patent number: 11410524
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus system and patient support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, operating table, recliner, or the like, include a litter frame, a support deck, a sensor configured to detect caregiver activity, a transceiver communicating with a server, and a controller. The controller is configured to send alerts or messages to the server when caregiver assignment errors or caregiver inattention issues are identified. An alert is sent when a caregiver has not attended to a patient within a certain period of time, or when a caregiver has not been assigned to a particular patient or a particular location within a healthcare facility to which a patient has been assigned. The patient support apparatus and system are in communication with other healthcare facility systems and devices that gather and share information and data to alert caregivers in an effort to avoid patient neglect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Durlach, Ross Michael Nave
  • Patent number: 11410486
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided. A gaming device comprises an input device comprising a pressure sensor to detect an amount of pressure applied to the input device by a player of the gaming device, a processor circuit, and a memory comprising machine-readable instructions. Based on the instructions, the processor circuit receives pressure parameter values from the input device, and accesses an emotional state model comprising a plurality of emotional state correlations between a second plurality of pressure parameter values and emotional state data associated with a plurality of emotional states. The processor circuit determines, based on the first plurality of pressure parameter values and the plurality of emotional state correlations, an emotional state of the player, and, based on the emotional state of the player, modifies a user interface element of the gaming device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Michael Russ, David Froy, Jr., David Small, Stefan Keilwert, Fayez Idris
  • Patent number: 11410096
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for automated task scheduling and management. In some embodiments, a system for automated task scheduling may comprise at least one processor configured to receive a request with information for a task to be performed by a respondent. The one or more processors may retrieve employee information and, based on one or more attributes in the employee information and one or more attributes in the task information, identify one or more employees to complete the task. The one or more processors may assign the task to the identified employee(s), and monitor a status of the task based on periodic inputs from the employee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Perry, Steven P. Gaghan, Benjamin Joel Martin, Raymond C. Lantz
  • Patent number: 11411758
    Abstract: Examples of generating contextual compliance policies are described. A meeting invitation can be created by a meeting organizer. The meeting can have compliance rules associated therewith. A compliance policy that facilitates enforcement of the compliance rules during the meeting can be transmitted to attendee client devices and enforced by a management component running on the client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravish Chawla, Adam Samuel Chow
  • Patent number: 11410509
    Abstract: A disaster response management system may include a device processor; and a non-transitory computer readable medium including instructions executable by the device processor to perform the following steps: receiving location data from a personal electronic device of a user; sending instructions for selectively displaying, based on the received location data, a list of one or more disaster response items which the user may commit to provide; and receiving a selection of the user committing to provide one of the selectively displayed disaster response items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Meredith Beveridge Lecocke, Michael J. Maciolek, Robert Wiseman Simpson, Daniel Christopher Bitsis, Jr., Bobby Lawrence Mohs, Manfred Amann, Emily Margaret Gray, Donnette Moncrief Brown
  • Patent number: 11398145
    Abstract: Various arrangements are presented for monitoring a resident of a residence. A confidence assessment may be performed based on a plurality of smart home devices in the residence. The residence may be identified as eligible for monitoring of the resident based on the confidence assessment. A learning process may be performed to create an ordinary behavior model. Data that is received from the plurality of smart home devices may be monitored to identify data indicative of behavior considered unusual based on the ordinary behavior model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mark Stefanski, Yoky Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 11395039
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a notification when activity exceeds an authorization level are provided. A determination is made as to whether content currently being presented to a first user exceeds an authorization level associated with the first user. In response to determining that the content exceeds the authorization level, the content being presented is monitored to determine whether the content meets a criterion. An amount of time the content being presented meets the criterion is measured. In response to determining that the amount of time exceeds a threshold, a communication is transmitted to a second user indicating that the content currently being presented to the first user exceeds the authorization level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Danielle Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11393326
    Abstract: A school communication system includes: a district server configured to manage at least one communication system located within a district location managed by the district server; a district network configured to communicatively couple the at least one communication system and the district server; and the at least one communication system. The at least one communication system comprises: a network switch configured to integrate communication equipment associated with the district location; and campus controller. The campus controller is configured to: receive an emergency drill configuration from the district server; receive a signal to begin an emergency drill; perform one or more actions in the emergency drill via the network switch; and report that the drill was initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Rauland-Borg Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Arsinow, Peter Holtermann, Stacie Dinse
  • Patent number: 11391571
    Abstract: An example method for providing enhanced event visualizations based on location data includes receiving, by a visualization processor, location data and sensor data for a plurality of participants; determining an impact indication for two or more participants of the plurality of participants based at least in part on the location data and sensor data; determining, by the visualization processor, a location of impact based on the impact indication and the location data and sensor data for the two or more participants; and generating an impact visualization interface configured to visually indicate impact data associated with the impact indication proximate the impact location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jill Stelfox, Dean Lodwig, James J. O'Hagan, Michael A. Wohl
  • Patent number: 11386814
    Abstract: An electronic price label system and electronic price label include a communicator configured to receive information relating to a product, a display for displaying information relating to a product, and a fastening ring for fastening the electronic price label to a product. The fastening ring is arranged to function as an antenna of the electronic price label, in which fastening ring a loop is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: MARIELLA LABELS OY
    Inventor: Göran Sundholm
  • Patent number: 11383967
    Abstract: Techniques for monitoring dispensed liquid include an intelligent spout that incorporates an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) for tracking its own orientation and movement in three-dimensional space. The spout has its own processor, memory, and wireless networking components, which support local data processing, data logging, and bi-directional wireless communication. Communication may be carried out with a server, with other spouts of like kind, and/or with other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Barvision, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph P. Nolan, Ian Johnston, Geoffrey O. Nesnow
  • Patent number: 11382563
    Abstract: A system and method for prompting a patient experiencing ventilatory depression to breathe includes at least one sensor for detecting ventilatory depression by detecting inadequate breathing or lack of breathing in the patient. The system also includes one or more sensors for determining the type of breathing problem experienced by the patient. A sensor for detecting motion of the patient is used to determine whether the patient is moving. If inadequate or a lack of breathing is detected and the patient is not moving, the system provides verbal prompts or tactile stimuli to prompt the patient to breathe to improve patient ventilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: RESPIRATION AI, LLC
    Inventors: Lara M. Brewer Cates, Kenward B. Johnson, Joseph A. Orr, Talmage Egan, Soeren Hoehne, Noah Syroid
  • Patent number: 11382812
    Abstract: A patient support system for providing improved guidance tools with respect to a patient support apparatus. A user interface is configured to receive inputs from a user, and an information output device is configured to provide instructions to the user. The user interface and the information output device may be embodiment on a touchscreen display. The user inputs may include a search query. A controller may be adapted to determine search results corresponding to operational functions of the patient support apparatus responsive to the search query and to provide said search results to the user with the information output device. The user input may include shorthand commands corresponding to operational functions of the patient support apparatus. The user interface may include a voice actuation device configured to receive voice actuation commands from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna S. Bhimavarapu, Daniel Brosnan, Aaron Douglas Furman, Annie Desaulniers
  • Patent number: 11385702
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a processing unit; a detection sensor which detects the motion from an object within a detection range defined by predetermined detection angle of view and detection distance, and outputs a detection signal; a first detection control unit which outputs first information based on a detection signal corresponding to a first detection angle of view; and a second detection control unit which sets a second detection angle of view different from the first detection angle of view, acquires second information based on a detection signal corresponding to the second detection angle of view, and outputs the second information to the processing unit, wherein the processing unit sets respective detection distances of the first information and the second information to a first detection distance and a second detection distance to make conditions related to the detection distance different between the first information and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kosugi, Masashi Nishio, Eri Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11386766
    Abstract: A system for detecting and discriminating the severity of a fall includes a mobile device configured to communicate a network, a notification module, and a wearable device configured to communicate with the mobile device, the wearable device including a fall monitor and an activity log resident on the wearable device, where the fall monitor is configured to record detected movement on the activity log. The notification module is configured to effect a selectable setting of a rate of communication between the mobile device and the wearable device based on at least part of a predetermined pattern of a fall discriminator within the activity log, where the selectable setting defines a predetermined period of communication between the mobile device and the wearable device. The fall discriminator is configured to determine when the activity log includes a notable fall event based on the predetermined pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: FALLCALL SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Shea C. Gregg
  • Patent number: 11369761
    Abstract: In a pump cap for a pharmaceutical container, there is an electronic unit adapted to record activation of the pump cap by a user for the release of the contents of the container and release the reporting signals in a wireless manner, and to enable operational energy to come from outside, via an appliance in the form of a personal digital assistant, in a wireless manner, in order to record one or several pump cap activations by a user and the wireless release of the reporting signals from one or more pump cap activations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Hans-Jurgen Tritschler, Mario Weingart, Joachim Maus
  • Patent number: 11369236
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus for determining product use by acoustically sensing actuations of product dispensers to determine how much product remains, and, optionally, alert a provider when low product states exist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Cleary E. Mahaffey, Stephen Becker
  • Patent number: 11373513
    Abstract: A method of managing personal security allows a portable computing device to provide a user with a variety of automated security detection and responses. The portable computing device uses integrated hardware to assess an emergency situation from spoken distress cues, audible danger cues, medical distress cues, physical trauma cues, and manually-inputted cues. The portable computing device also provides the user with a variety of responses to the emergency situation, which include a contacting-help response, a supplemental-help response, a communal-help response, an immediate alarm response, a delayed alarm response, an informing response, an increasing-visibility response, and a decreasing-visibility response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Gregory Musumano
  • Patent number: 11367099
    Abstract: A system and associated method for encouraging individual employees of a business, or members of a ten, to practice proper washroom activities is provided. The employees or team members are enrolled a washroom rewards program, and certain washroom facilities are designated as available to the individuals for use in the rewards program. The washroom facilities are configured with an identification (ID) system that automatically identifies enrolled employees or team members that enter the facility. Point values me assigned in the washroom rewards program for defined washroom activities performed by the individuals in the designated washroom facilities, and upon performance of such activities, the individual is identified via the ID system and a personal account assigned to the individual is automatically credited with the point value. The points are redeemable by the individuals for an award value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Becker, Charlene Dunbar, Jason Kirkland, Warren Moede, Thomas H. Schulz, Chrissy Sheehan, Peter W. Shipp, Jr., Paul F. Tramontina, Matthew T. Zielinski
  • Patent number: 11363971
    Abstract: A motion tracking element for an oral hygiene element such as a toothbrush. The motion tracking element may be detachably coupled to the oral hygiene element. The motion tracking element may include a body having an outer surface, a portion of the outer surface having a pattern that includes a plurality of indicators with a non-circular shape. The indicators may be flush with and form part of the outer surface. A plurality of visual markers may be located on the outer surface, each of the visual markers having a circular shape. The plurality of visual markers may be formed integrally with the body. A method for estimating a pose of an oral hygiene device may be achieved using the motion tracking element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Vincent El Kouby-Benichou, Olivier Giroud, Thomas Serval, Yann Nicolas
  • Patent number: 11367337
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present inventive concept include retrofit compliance apparatus, which can include a catch basin or drip tray. The retrofit compliance apparatus can be used in conjunction with a hand hygiene dispenser, and monitor for compliant usage of the dispenser. The retrofit compliance apparatus can include one or more microcontrollers and one or more sensors. The retrofit compliance apparatus can detect whether the dispenser has been properly used. The retrofit compliance apparatus can collect data allowing the determination of the identity of who used the dispenser. Historical information about valid dispense counts and invalid dispense counts for each individual user can be maintained by a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SwipeSense, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Peck, Harikrishna K. Rajabather, Thomas F. Racke, Horace Y. Wang, Yuri F. Malina
  • Patent number: 11357454
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nursing care recipient watching support system. In the nursing care recipient watching support system, position information with respect to a measuring position, and indoor compartment attribute information such as a living room, a share room, a conversation room, a kitchen, a bathroom and an entrance, as well as watching level information corresponding to the indoor compartment attribute information are stored in storing unit 30. Position information extracting means 40 extracts the position information, the indoor compartment attribute information and the watching level information. Output means 60 outputs the position information, the indoor compartment attribute information and the watching level information, According to this, it is possible to estimate an existent position of a nursing care recipient, and to support a watching operation of the nursing care recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FANTASTIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Kuwahara, Kaoru Kurebayashi, Takayoshi Shimbo, Mitsuo Shinohara
  • Patent number: 11354997
    Abstract: A proximity warning assembly for detecting an approaching object. The proximity warning assembly includes a proximity sensor having an emitter and a receiver. The receiver detects a reflected emission generated by the emitter. The proximity sensor can determine the distance an object reflecting the emission is to the proximity sensor. An alert signal is generated by a proximity indicator that is operably connected to the proximity sensor when an object reaches a plurality of preset distances from the proximity sensor. The device can be worn by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Meliah Kearse
  • Patent number: 11355227
    Abstract: A method of monitoring activity capabilities of a subject, including determining sensor data for each of a plurality of sensors, the sensors being positioned within a living environment of the subject and the sensor data being indicative of activities performed by the subject; for each of a plurality of activity domains, determining a domain score indicative of a level of activity within the respective activity domain, the domain score being determined using sensor data from a respective combination of sensors within the respective domain; determining a reference activity level using reference domain scores during a reference time period; determining a current activity level using current domain scores during a monitoring time period; and generating an activity indicator in accordance with the current activity level and the reference activity level, the activity indicator being indicative of differences between the current activity level and the reference activity level, thereby providing feedback on the acti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Mohanraj Krishnamoorthy Karunanithi, Qing Zhang
  • Patent number: 11354560
    Abstract: RFID devices comprising (i) a transponder chip module (TCM, 1410) having an RFIC chip (IC) and a module antenna (MA), and (ii) a coupling frame (CF) having an electrical discontinuity comprising a slit (S) or non-conductive stripe (NCS). The coupling frame may be disposed closely adjacent the transponder chip module so that the slit overlaps the module antenna. The RFID device may be a payment object such as a jewelry item having a metal component modified with a slit (S) to function as a coupling frame. The coupling frame may be moved (such as rotated) to position the slit to selectively overlap the module antennas (MA) of one or more transponder chip modules (TCM-1, TCM-2) disposed in the payment object, thereby selectively enhancing (including enabling) contactless communication between a given transponder chip module in the payment object and another RFID device such as an external contactless reader. The coupling frame may be tubular. A card body construction for a metal smart card is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: AmaTech Group Limited
    Inventors: Mustafa Lotya, David Finn, Darren Molloy
  • Patent number: 11350852
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses include a frame, support surface, and a controller. The controller provides notification to a user of a service event relating to the patient support apparatus. The controller limits functionality of a component of the patient support apparatus based upon a severity of the service event. The controller may also, or alternatively, detect when a control is activated by a user and, in response to such activation, determine whether the patient support apparatus has been marked for use or marked for servicing. If marked for use, the controller responds in a first manner, and if marked for service, the controller responds in a different manner. In other embodiments, a method is provided for determining an order in which multiple patient support apparatuses should be service. In still other embodiments, the patient support apparatus automatically changes to an unusable configuration when in need of high priority service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Annie Désaulniers, Kevin Mark Patmore, Thomas Joseph Durlach
  • Patent number: 11348372
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technology which performs security management while ensuring privacy of a user. The present invention is provided with: an image-capturing device which captures an image of the inside of a target booth such as a toilet booth, a shower booth, and a dressing room; an abnormality determination means which determines abnormality in the target booth on the basis of the image captured by the image-capturing device; a notification data generation means which generates notification data on the basis of the abnormality determination result; and an abnormality notification means which provides a notification of the notification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: KIMURA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoei Kimura, Chisato Kanamori, Minghan Gu
  • Patent number: 11348443
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of methods and devices for obtaining more accurate hand hygiene compliance metrics are disclosed herein. An exemplary device or badge for a hygiene compliance system includes a housing; a processor located in the housing; memory in circuit communication with the processor; wireless communication circuitry in circuit communication with the processor; and an additional time input in circuit communication with the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tamara M. Cross, John Harry Lerner, Timothy M. Cambier
  • Patent number: 11348579
    Abstract: A system incorporating volume activated communications. A system with local devices linked to a remote server that is capable of processing voice commands is capable of linking local devices in a communications link where the link is initiated upon high volume speech being detected by a receiving device. A target device is determined based on an estimated connection between users at the respective devices. Audio is then sent from the receiving device to the target device resulting in a communication link between the two devices, allowing communication between the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Alexander Strand, Brandon William Porter
  • Patent number: 11348445
    Abstract: Provided is a distributed personal alarm system (10), which comprises a monitoring arrangement (12) and a plurality of mobile monitors (24). The monitoring arrangement (12) comprises a user database (14), a receiver (16) configured to receive a distress signal via a communications network (200), and a dispatcher (18) configured to dispatch emergency assistance (30) upon receipt of a distress signal. The alarm system (10) generally includes at least one mobile monitor (24) pre-associated with a user profile (26) stored in the user database (14). The monitor (24) is further configured to generate and transmit the distress signal via the communications network (200), wherein the signal is indicative of the user profile (26) and a geospatial position (28) of the mobile monitor (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Law Law & Law Pty Ltd
    Inventor: James Frank Law
  • Patent number: 11341834
    Abstract: Proposed are concepts for distinguishing between fall events and non-fall-events for different sub-groups of subjects within a monitored group (i.e. monitored population) of subjects. It is proposed that an entire group/population of monitored subjects may be partitioned into sub-groups, each sub-group consisting of a plurality of members (i.e. subjects) having a certain property value or characteristic unique to that group. A respective decision value may be determined for each sub-group, wherein the decision value for a sub-group takes account of a previously obtained false fall detection rate for that sub-group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Lifeline Systems Company
    Inventors: Felipe Maia Masculo, Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate
  • Patent number: 11342056
    Abstract: A method for characteristic monitoring in conjunction with a mode of continuously measured blood glucose values, in a monitor apparatus provided with a processor, a memory, a data interface, an input device, and a signaling device, the method comprising: providing a first set of event specific characteristics assigned to a first event, the first set of event specific characteristics being different from a second set of event specific characteristics assigned to a second event which is different from the first event, receiving blood glucose value data performing a safety check by comparing the first set of event specific characteristics to present characteristics derived from the blood glucose value data and/or the characteristic values, generating a warning signal or generating a safety signal, and outputting an output signal. A monitor apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Bernd Steiger, Juergen Rasch-Menges
  • Patent number: 11334822
    Abstract: A preauthorization management system. The preauthorization management system allows a health care provider to submit a preauthorization request and track the status of the preauthorization request until a final determination is reached. Once a request has been submitted, the preauthorization management system monitors the status of the request until a final disposition is reached. The preauthorization management system documents the submission and determination process to provide a record that may be used to show an event or outcome occurred. The preauthorization management system offers a simplified and uniform system for managing preauthorization for health care services that reduces or eliminates the need for health care providers to learn diverse systems and procedures of a multitude of health insurance providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Experian Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Amanda Barrett Long, Shridar Vijay, Srinivasamurthy Chillara, Ramanujam Iyengar, Ciby Panicker Abraham, Robert B. Mergner, Sr., Jack Bendon, Ramanan Thiagarajah, Nikhil K. Oza, Theresa W. Marshall, Renee Rexrode Brehm, Joseph M. Magee, III, Robert Bradley Mergner, Jr., Anil George
  • Patent number: 11336728
    Abstract: A system for enabling access to resources in a setting so that a number of requesters can efficiently access limited resources. The system may be implemented as a custom set of devices integrated in a setting, or may be retrofitted into existing equipment in some settings. A user interface is available to each potential requester that can be used to submit a request to access a resource. A server is configured to receive requests and use a variety of information to manage those requests and provide a notification via the user interfaces of when and where a user should proceed to in order to access a resource. The server also implements one or more techniques or procedures for managing the flow of traffic through the setting and to the resources to ease congestion and improve flow and access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: GOOD2GO, INC.
    Inventor: Frances Heller