Human Or Animal Patents (Class 340/573.1)
  • Patent number: 11904893
    Abstract: Provided are methods for operating a vehicle, which can include receiving, from one or more of at least one sensor placed within a vehicle or an application on a communication device connected to the vehicle, data indicative of at least one of an action or an appearance of a passenger of the vehicle; determining, based on the at least one of the action or the appearance, that a modification of at least one operational parameter of the vehicle is required; and modifying, in response to the determining, the at least one operational parameter of the vehicle. Systems and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Motional AD LLC
    Inventors: Grigoriy Dubrovskiy, Aditya Sreekumar, Siddharth Menon
  • Patent number: 11910169
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for ambient background noise modification are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: identifying at least one noise present in an environment of a user having a user device, an activity the user is currently engaged in, and a physical or emotional state of the user; determining a target ambient noise to be produced in the environment based at least in part on the identified noise, the activity the user is currently engaged in, and the physical or emotional state of the user; identifying at least one device associated with the user device to be used to produce the target ambient noise; determining sound outputs corresponding to each of the one or more identified devices, wherein a combination of the sound outputs produces an approximation of one or more characteristics of the target ambient noise; and causing the one or more identified devices to produce the determined sound outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Charles Goran, Eric H C Liu, Kevin Brune, Duane Richard Valz
  • Patent number: 11902385
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to transformations of data provided by an Internet of Things (IoT) device. A processor defines a data transformation corresponding to data transmitted by the IoT device in an IoT system. The data transformation includes a definition of a transformation of data from a first format to a second format and an identification (ID) of the IoT device. The processor then compiles the data transformation to produce compiled executable code for performing the data transformation. The processor registers the compiled executable code for the data transformation as an available transformation for various components of the IoT system. The processor facilitates execution of the compiled executable code so as to perform the data transformation upon a data stream provided by the IoT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Insight Direct USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Anes Hassane
  • Patent number: 11887617
    Abstract: An electronic device for speech recognition includes a multi-channel microphone array required for remote speech recognition. The electronic device improves efficiency and performance of speech recognition of the electronic device in a space where noise other than speech to be recognized exists. A control method includes receiving a plurality of audio signals output from a plurality of sources through a plurality of microphones and analyzing the audio signals and obtaining information on directions in which the audio signals are input and information on input times of the audio signals. A target source for speech recognition among the plurality of sources is determined on the basis of the obtained information on the directions in which the plurality of audio signals are input, and the obtained information on the input times of the plurality of audio signals, and an audio signal obtained from the determined target source is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Hoon Shin, Jonguk Yoo, Sangmoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11875904
    Abstract: In an epidemiology transmission probability analysis for a medical facility, ray origin points are distributed over a medical facility floor map. Rays are cast from the ray origin points. The cast rays stop upon encountering a physical barrier mapped in the medical facility floor map. An infectious transmission probability map is computed from intersections of the cast rays. At least a portion of the medical facility floor map is displayed on a display, overlaid with the infectious transmission probability map. The distributing, the casting, and the computing are suitably performed by one or more electronic processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Andrew G. Hoss
  • Patent number: 11842619
    Abstract: The present invention relates to hardware, systems and software methods to insure compliance of personnel in jobs where sanitized hands are dependent on washing according to time intervals. The system includes a hand-hygiene station, a sanitizing dispensing device, a computer and a communication channel. A wearable vibration and visual alert device communicates, illuminates and vibrates dependent on timing between hand washing utilizing sensors positioned both adjacent to a hand washing station and installed in un-sanitized areas. Each of the plurality of sensors may be configured to provide a corresponding sensor output signal that is indicative of whether a person has washed their hands at a hand washing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: BEMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daren Houghtaling, Gregory Ruhl, Christopher Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11842550
    Abstract: A smart driving posture control system includes: an image sensor installed in a vehicle, a memory for storing instructions, and a processor connected to the image sensor and the memory. The processor recognizes a user boarding the vehicle through the image sensor to extract human body feature information of the user, extracts recommended posture information based on the extracted human body feature information, and controls a convenience device based on the recommended posture information to adjust a driving posture of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seong Gyu Kang, Hyung Kee Kim, Byeong Yeon Hwang
  • Patent number: 11832772
    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 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Cleary E. Mahaffey, Stephen Becker
  • Patent number: 11838112
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include systems, methods, and media for receiving and transmitting digital data over a plurality of channels. Disclosed embodiments may include receiving data from a plurality of sources through one or more networks. Disclosed embodiments may also include assigning a geographic area to the data from the plurality of sources, the geographic area corresponding to one or more locations associated with the data. Additionally, disclosed embodiments may include determining health effects for a predetermined location based on the data and its associated geographic locations. Further, disclosed embodiments may include generating, by querying a predetermined response database, instructions that address the determined health affects for the predetermined location, the instructions including an action and an associated device. And, disclosed embodiments may include transmitting, to the associated device, the action associated with the instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: TELETRACKING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Newton, Jason Spector
  • Patent number: 11808838
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide a motion state detection apparatus and method based on wireless signals and a system, in which variations of energy distribution of reflection points with time are calculated according to wireless signals reflected from a space where an object that is detected is located, and a motion state of the object is determined according to the variations. Thus, the training of the recognition model is not needed, the detection process is simple and detection results are reliable, and are applicable to various different application scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Qian Zhao, Jun Tian, Hongchun Li, Genming Ding, Lili Xie
  • Patent number: 11812332
    Abstract: A mobile device determines based on a signal strength threshold when tracking devices communicatively coupled to the mobile device are lost or left behind. The mobile device communicatively couples to a tracking device and receives a first signal transmitted by the tracking device with a signal strength greater than a signal strength threshold. The mobile device receives a second signal transmitted by the tracking device and determines a measure of signal strength based on the second signal. While the mobile device is still communicatively coupled to the tracking device, and responsive to determining that the measure of signal strength of the second signal is less than the signal strength threshold, the mobile device generates a notification that the tracking device may be lost or left behind to alert the user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: Josselin de la Broise
  • Patent number: 11790748
    Abstract: The present invention relates to: a device and method for assessing the risk of lonely death using a door open sensor; and a LED system for assessing the risk of lonely death.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: INNOLEADINGSOLUTION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Yeon Kim, Young Lok Kim
  • Patent number: 11782122
    Abstract: A detection device includes at least one detection module communicatively coupled with a communication device. The detection module includes a controller circuit communicatively coupled with a first antenna. The first antenna receives first electromagnetic signals from a first plurality of antennae located within an interior of a first vehicle. The first antenna receives second electromagnetic signals from a second plurality of antennae located and within an interior of a second vehicle. The controller circuit determines a position of the communication device within the interior of the first vehicle relative to locations of the first plurality of antennae based on the first electromagnetic signals received by the first antenna. The controller circuit determines a position of the communication device within the interior of the second vehicle relative to locations of the second plurality of antennae based on the second electromagnetic signals received by the first antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Todd P. Oman, Michael L Meno, Kris R. Stark
  • Patent number: 11771372
    Abstract: A system and method for training a classification module of nonverbal audio events and a classification module for use in a variety of nonverbal audio event monitoring, detection and command systems. The method comprises capturing an in-ear audio signal from an occluded ear and defining at least one nonverbal audio event associated to the captured in-ear audio signal. Then sampling and extracting features from the in-ear audio signal. Once the extracted features are validated, associating the extracted features to the at least one nonverbal audio event and updating the classification module with the association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: ECOLE DE TECHNOLOGIE SUPERIEURE
    Inventors: Jeremie Voix, Hami Montsarrat-Chanon, Rachel Bou Serhal, Patrick Cardinal, Philippe Chabot
  • Patent number: 11769109
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method of determining resource usage information for a facility such as an office, conference suite or bathroom; a data collection device for determining resource usage information for the facility; a data collection system; and a method for determining resource usage information for the facility. In the disclosure, resource usage data relating to a location in the facility is received via a first communications channel. A criterion associated with a predetermined usage event is applied to the resource usage data to identify usage data associated with a predetermined usage event. On the basis of the identification, data indicating the occurrence of the predetermined usage event is transmitted via a second communications channel. Thereby, the amount of data needed to be transmitted via the second communications channel may be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Andreas Wass, Erik Larfars
  • Patent number: 11762919
    Abstract: A system for distinguishing a type of excreta deposited in a toilet is disclosed. The system includes a toilet and a processor. The toilet has a bowl adapted to receive multiple types of excreta from a user and a sensor which monitors the volume of excreta deposited in the toilet. The processor compares excreta volume data derived from the sensor to a database comprising excreta-type volume data and associates a time segment from the excreta volume data as representing an excreta-type. This system can provide data which may be used to determine the rate of excreta deposit into the toilet and associated those rates with excreta events types such as urination or defecation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Travis Niederhauser
  • Patent number: 11749093
    Abstract: A system and method for opportunity-based hygiene monitoring and/or reminding is disclosed. Healthcare providers may have various opportunities to interact with a patient. As such, an opportunity-based focus in managing a healthcare environment may assist in assessing the various opportunities when interacting with the patient. For example, an opportunity-based analysis may be used for protocol compliance, such as compliance with hand hygiene protocols and/or PPE protocols. Further, infection analysis, patient care billing, staff locating, or workload analysis may be opportunity based in order to more efficiently manage the healthcare environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Microsensor Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Peng Liu, Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 11741769
    Abstract: A global resource locator (GRL) device can be used to identify a missing asset. The GRL device can include a memory device and a processor. The processor can be coupled to the memory device. The processor can be configured to receive a communication from one or more of a plurality of GRL devices proximate the GRL device. The processor can be configured to store data received from the plurality of GRL devices on the memory device. The processor can be configured to determine that a missing GRL device of the plurality of GRL devices is missing based at least in part upon subsequent communication with a subset of the plurality of GRL devices. The processor can be configured to transmit a notification that the missing GRL device is missing to a non-GRL receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: LOCATORX, INC.
    Inventor: William D. Meadow
  • Patent number: 11736487
    Abstract: A resource-access management system detects whether a user is authorized to access resources. The system may include a user device being configured to include a sensor that detects sensor data associated with the user. Further, the system includes a client qualification engine that determines whether or not a client is authorized to access the resources by comparing the sensor data with a plurality of patterns for evaluating whether or not the user is an authorized user. User scores are generated based on the compared sensor data and the plurality of patterns. Further, a composite score corresponding to the user is generated using the sensor data, plurality of patterns, and one or more additional criteria. Whether the user is granted access to the resources, presented with unauthorized user tests, or blocked from access to the resources depends on the composite score and threshold values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Fengpei Du, Michael Lane, Kenneth Ives-Halperin
  • Patent number: 11728021
    Abstract: A pill dispenser is disclosed that includes a pill-dispensing mechanism, a receptacle, an identifying camera positioned to capture an image of an area adjacent to the pill dispenser, and a processor in operative communication with the pill-dispensing mechanism and the identifying camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, James G. Turner, Erik N. Sabin, Gregg W. Rivinius, David E. Collins, Benjamin Zaslow, Jonathan Zobro, Alexander R. Therrien, Jared N. Farlow
  • Patent number: 11717450
    Abstract: The invention relates to an incontinence monitoring system including a plurality of electrodes on an absorbent article including an absorbent core and a device for electrical connection with the electrodes and monitoring one or more electrical properties of the electrodes. A first set of the electrodes are adapted for detection of wetness associated with urinary incontinence events, and a second set of the electrodes are adapted for detection of faecal incontinence events. The invention also relates to an absorbent article, sensor and device as well as methods for monitoring incontinence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Fred Bergman Healthcare Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Peter Curran, Kenneth Huynh
  • Patent number: 11704993
    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: April 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tamara M. Cross, John Harry Lerner, Timothy M. Cambier
  • Patent number: 11699517
    Abstract: High-accuracy locating systems and methods are used for determining successful caregiver rounding, monitoring whether housekeepers have properly cleaned patient beds, or determining whether patients have ambulated sufficient distances during recovery. Patient beds having at least two locating tags are used for establishing patient care zones around the patient beds. Locating anchors and equipment tags are moved around a patient room to determine optimum locating anchor placement within the patient room based on signal quality values. A locating tag on a patient bed switches roles to operate as a locating anchor in response to the patient bed becoming stationary. A locating tag has a digital compass which is used to determine a field of good ranging relative to a front of a caregiver wearing the locating tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Receveur, Frederick Collin Davidson, Stephen R. Embree, Britten J. Pipher, Eric D. Agdeppa, Steven D. Baker, Bradley T. Smith, Pamela Wells, Laura A. Hassey, Kiana M. Dezelon, Thomas A. Myers, Andrew S. Robinson, Varad N. Srivastava, Douglas A. Seim, Kenzi L. Mudge, Jennifer A. Gunn, John S. Schroder, Brandon Smith, Tanya M. Hawthorne, Elizabeth A. Kowal
  • Patent number: 11690413
    Abstract: A system includes a wearable article and a housing assembly including a receptacle defining a chamber and having an access opening providing access to the chamber to removably receive an electronic module within the chamber. The housing assembly further includes an interface having first and second electrical contacts exposed to the chamber. First and second conductive leads are connected to the electrical contacts through the bottom side of the receptacle to place the leads in electronic communication with the contacts. The housing assembly is bonded between top and bottom layers of material forming a portion of the wearable article, such that the layers are bonded to the receptacle by a bonding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan Donohoe, Keith Folske, Brian Kash, Kevin Steward
  • Patent number: 11687213
    Abstract: A test and measurement instrument including a display and one or more processors configured to display on the display a waveform viewing area with a vertical dimension and an adjustable horizontal dimension, the test and measurement instrument configured to display one or more waveforms in the waveform viewing area, a global settings readout bar located vertically adjacent to the waveform viewing area, the global settings readout bar including a first selectable information badge, wherein when the first selectable information badge is selected, displaying a first menu originating from the first selectable information badge to modify a setting of the test and measurement instrument related to the first selectable information badge. The first selectable information badge including a warning indicator when an error or safety condition occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary J. Waldo
  • Patent number: 11688511
    Abstract: A mobile caregiver application is stored on mobile devices of caregivers for managing alert messages generated by a variety of equipment in a healthcare information system. The mobile caregiver application allows secure voice, text, and, optionally, video communication between caregivers using their mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Sherrod L. Faulks, Elizabeth A. Kowal, David M. Girardeau, Bartholomew F. Sferrazza, John Moulson, Dino R. Bostic, Darren S. Hudgins, Adam Drufke, Ronald W. Taylor, Collin Davidson, Jennifer A. Gunn, John S. Schroder
  • Patent number: 11672477
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for monitoring musculoskeletal (MSK) health conditions of an individual, including joint flexibility, strength, and endurance as part of their overall care plan are described here. The overall system includes: a sensor that can be worn anywhere on the human body, an engaging app on a mobile-computing device, and software-based analytics and care management engine running on a cloud-computing infrastructure. The sensor is tuned to measure any human joint movement in any direction or axis as well as elevation and temperature. Methods performed by the various devices and systems and how it improves MSK health are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Plethy, Inc.
    Inventors: Raja Sundaram, Ravi Jagannathan, Hari Harikrishnan
  • Patent number: 11670100
    Abstract: A system and method for training a system for monitoring administration of medication. The method includes the steps of a method for training a medication administration monitoring apparatus, comprising the steps of defining one or more predetermined medications and then acquiring information from one or more data sources of a user administering medication. A first network is trained to recognize a first step of a medication administration sequence, and then a second network is trained to recognize a second step of a medication administration sequence based upon the training of the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: AIC Innovations Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Guan, Dehua Lai
  • Patent number: 11663901
    Abstract: A system for alerting a user when a preset distance between any of a plurality of wireless transceiver devices or a secondary client device such as a smartphone is achieved. Each of the wireless transceiver devices are pairable to each other and to the secondary client device. Each of the wireless transceiver devices may be placed on or worn by a person or object to be tracked. Once a preset distance is achieved between any of the wireless transceiver devices or between any of the wireless transceiver devices and the secondary client device, each of the wireless transceiver devices is configured to alert the user that the preset distance was breached. The system may employ a software application for coordinating the system and tracking separation and other related data collected by each of the wireless transceiver devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Allan Mann, Ruby Mann
  • Patent number: 11630171
    Abstract: A method is for automatic interaction with a patient during a magnetic resonance examination with a magnetic resonance apparatus. In an embodiment, the method includes detecting an acoustic utterance of the patient; processing the acoustic utterance of the patient via a speech processor, the processing of the acoustic utterance including at least determining the communication as a function of the acoustic utterance and checking the communication for a correlation with a parameter of the magnetic resonance examination; determining the output as a function of the communication of the patient and the parameter of the magnetic resonance examination and providing the output. A magnetic resonance apparatus of an embodiment includes at least a processor to carry out an embodiment of the method. The method can further be stored on a computer program product or medium for execution by a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Maria Kröll
  • Patent number: 11622733
    Abstract: A monitor configuration system which communicates with a physiological sensor, the monitor configuration system including one or more processors and an instrument manager module running on the one or more processors. At least one of the one or more processors communicates with the sensor and calculates at least one physiological parameters responsive to the sensor. The instrument manager controls the calculation, display and/or alarms based upon the physiological parameters. A configuration indicator identifies the configuration profile. In one aspect of the invention, the physiological sensor is a optical sensor that includes at least one light emitting diode and at least one detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventor: Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: 11626000
    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 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Durlach, Ross Michael Nave
  • Patent number: 11626031
    Abstract: Methods, techniques, apparatuses, and systems for setting up and tracking sleep consistency goals of users are provided. In one example, a computing system for setting a sleep schedule of a user of a biometric monitoring device may obtain sleep data derived from sensor data generated by the biometric monitoring device, store the sleep data in a sleep log data store as one or more sleep logs associated with an account assigned to the user, and calculate a target bedtime based on a scheduled waketime of the user and a sleep efficiency derived, at least in part, from the sleep data for one or more users stored in the sleep log data store. The computing system may also be configured to provide a number of personalized user interfaces to an individual for the purposes of setting a sleep schedule. Such interfaces may include parameters that are tailored to the individual sleep needs and/or characteristics of the individual's sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Antony Arnold, Yeqing Cheng, Yasaman Baiani, Allison Maya Russell
  • Patent number: 11604886
    Abstract: The portable peripheral (1001) of communication with a data storage peripheral and a data network utilizing the internet protocol, comprises: a connector to mechanically connect and establish a removable wired connection between the peripheral and a portable terminal, a first means of wired bidirectional communication with the portable terminal, a second means of bidirectional communication with a data storage peripheral or a data network and a security unit protecting the communication between the portable terminal and the data storage peripheral or the data network, this communication being established between the first and the second means of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Vladimir Mickaël Leal Monteiro
  • Patent number: 11605274
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for contacting emergency response services when certain conditions are met. In some instances, it may be determined, by a wearable device, whether a user has responded to a first user interface prompt displayed in response to detection of a physical event associated with the user. In accordance with a determination that the user has not responded to the first user interface prompt after expiration of a first time period, certain actions may be performed. For example, a countdown timer may begin to run for a second timer period. During the second period, an audio alert and a haptic alert may be output by the wearable device. In accordance with a determination that the user has not responded to a second user interface prompt prior to expiration of the second time period, a communication channel request may be transmitted to an emergency response service by the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Riley Howard, Catherine B. B. Morrison, Christopher P. Saari, Heather E. Daniel, Kevin M. Lynch, Ronald Keryuan Huang, Sherif Mohamed, Telford E. Forgety, III, Matthew W. Crowley, Eamon F. Gilravi
  • Patent number: 11605281
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method (110) that determines conditions including that a user is located in a monitored area and not wearing a wearable device (112), and provides an alert based on the determinations and an input pattern from one or plural sensors (114).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate
  • Patent number: 11598838
    Abstract: A detection device includes at least one detection module communicatively coupled with a communication device. The detection module includes a controller circuit communicatively coupled with a first antenna. The first antenna receives first electromagnetic signals from a first plurality of antennae located within an interior of a first vehicle. The first antenna receives second electromagnetic signals from a second plurality of antennae located and within an interior of a second vehicle. The controller circuit determines a position of the communication device within the interior of the first vehicle relative to locations of the first plurality of antennae based on the first electromagnetic signals received by the first antenna. The controller circuit determines a position of the communication device within the interior of the second vehicle relative to locations of the second plurality of antennae based on the second electromagnetic signals received by the first antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Todd P. Oman, Michael L. Meno, Kris R. Stark
  • Patent number: 11586859
    Abstract: A system for object and information collection comprises a handheld tool to grab the object. The handheld tool comprises a trigger, a grabber mechanism, and a switch, wherein a user actuates the trigger to pick up an object with the grabber mechanism, and the switch causes transmission of a capture signal to initiate a classification event. A classification application executing on a processor is responsive to receiving the capture signal to capture information associated with the object and assign an object classification to the object based at least in part on the captured information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: RUBBISH CO.
    Inventors: Felipe Melivilu, Emin Israfil, Elena Guberman
  • Patent number: 11568577
    Abstract: A notification system includes a memory, an output device and activity, localization, and tracking modules. The memory stores an activity history log associated with a supporting structure. The activity module: receives signals from sensors or electrical devices; and tracks activities at least one of in or within a set distance of the supporting structure to generate the activity history log. The localization module relates the activities to aspects of the supporting structure and generates corresponding localization data. The tracking module tracks states of the aspects of the supporting structure contacted at least one of directly or indirectly by one or more animate objects and determine at least one of contamination levels or sanitization levels of the aspects based on the localization data and the activity history log. The output device indicates the at least one of the contamination levels or the sanitization levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Jesse Velleu, Omer Tsimhoni, John Phillips
  • Patent number: 11564561
    Abstract: A wireless camera system includes a wireless camera for use in endoscopic procedures. The wireless camera can releasably couple with an endoscope (e.g., with a cordless disposable endoscope). The wireless camera can wirelessly transmit data to a controller, which can provide data output (e.g., snapshot images, video recording captured by the wireless camera) to an electronic display and to one or more data outputs (e.g., USB drive or other portable memory stick, to a remote computer or computer network, hard disk, compact flash drive, email, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: INTEGRATED ENDOSCOPY, INC.
    Inventors: David Chou, Siddharth Balvantrai Desai
  • Patent number: 11567726
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for providing information are provided. In some implementations, a method for providing information is provided, the method comprising: associating a first recording device of a group of recording devices located in an environment of a user with a trigger term; receiving, from a user device, a query that includes the trigger term; in response to receiving the query, determining that audio data is to be transmitted from at least one recording device from the group of recording devices in the environment of the user; identifying the first recording device based on the inclusion of the trigger term in the received query; receiving the audio data from the first recording device; identifying a characteristic of an animate object in the environment of the user based on the received audio data; and presenting information indicating the characteristic of the animate object on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Adam Champy
  • Patent number: 11564431
    Abstract: A belt apparatus is configured to support the trousers worn by a person and to include a number of airbags that are deployable in a falling event to protect the person from bone breakages. The belt apparatus includes a flexible belt element and a fastener that appear and function in much the same way as an ordinary apparel trouser belt, i.e., fitting through belt loops in trousers and being fastenable to itself to support the pair of trousers at the waist of the person. Despite the ordinary appearance of the belt apparatus, it includes airbags internal thereto whose expansion is controlled by a control apparatus. Responsive to a falling event in a particular direction with respect to the person, the control apparatus triggers the rapid expansion of an airbag that is situated on the belt element in the particular direction with respect to the person and takes other actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: BRIGGS BELT SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Leonard C. Briggs, Kamal K. Raychaudhuri, Mohammad T. Fatehi
  • Patent number: 11551539
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiment, a hygiene management device includes a processor. The processor determines based on image recognition whether a plurality of predetermined procedures of a hand-washing action have been completed by a subject. The processor executes different types of processing, such as, for example, opening or closing a passage, depending on completion or incompletion of each of the plurality of predetermined procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 11540136
    Abstract: Alternative pairing is used to enable communication between devices, but without conventional processes required for pairing. Moreover, multiple wireless bonds may be enabled, where both a device is linked to another device and an account is associated with the device and also a backend server. Once an appropriate bond is established, a streaming app (or partial or lightweight version of an application including a selected subset of application functionality) can be streamed to a device such that the user can enter information that can be transmitted to a paired device over the wireless connection. This can enable the association of the device to be performed with respect to the backend servers of the relevant provider. Such an approach can also establish a mechanism for the user to create an account while downloading the full application, or remainder of the application in some embodiments, in the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: FITBIT, INC.
    Inventors: Irvin Owens, Ryan Matthew Krems, Gilles Luc Jean François Boccon-Gibod
  • Patent number: 11532401
    Abstract: A risk evaluation system is provided with an imager and a controller. The imager takes images at different times of equipment having zones that do not overlap each other, and outputs the images that are taken. The controller detects a contact count of a number of times a living body contacts each of the zones in accordance with the images, decides evaluation information about a contact infection risk in each of the zones in accordance with the contact count, and outputs the evaluation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Kushida
  • Patent number: 11529064
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a device for measuring a biometric signal by using a radar. The disclosed method measures a plurality of biometric signals by using a radar by: (a) receiving the plurality of biometric signals from the radar; (b) calculating distance information of the received plurality of biometric signals and classifying the same on the basis of a distance; (c) selecting a signal having a largest variance according to a time; (d) further selecting a number of signals among signals having a distance with the signal selected in the step (c) smaller than an arbitrary distance from the distance-based classified signals; (e) converting all signals selected from a time domain to a frequency domain; (f) calculating a reliability of each biometric signal from the converted distance-based signals; and (g) detecting a corresponding biometric signal by selecting the distance-based signal where the calculated reliability is highest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: WRT LAB CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Ho Cho, Jeong Woo Choi
  • Patent number: 11527140
    Abstract: In an example method, a mobile device obtains sample data generated by one or more sensors over a period of time, where the one or more sensors are worn by a user. The mobile device determines that the user has fallen based on the sample data, and determines, based on the sample data, a severity of an injury suffered by the user. The mobile device generates one or more notifications based on the determination that the user has fallen and the determined severity of the injury.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hung A. Pham, Stephen P. Jackson, Vinay R. Majjigi, Karthik Jayaraman Raghuram, Adeeti V. Ullal, Yann Jerome Julien Renard, Telford Earl Forgety, III
  • Patent number: 11521234
    Abstract: Adaptive system for communicating with a customer in a retail store environment includes a sensor disposed at a sensor location in a retail environment. The sensor location is selected so that the sensor captures information that facilitates identification of at least one trait associated with a customer located proximate to the sensor location. A processing system is configured to use the information to determine the at least one trait. Thereafter, in response to such determination, the processing system selectively determines a message or content selection to be displayed to the customer based at least in part on the at least one trait that has been identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Gilbert Fernandez, Sergio M. Perez, Dario Passadore, Craig R. Szklany
  • Patent number: 11516580
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for ambient background noise modification are provided. In some implementations, the method comprises: identifying at least one noise present in an environment of a user having a user device, an activity the user is currently engaged in, and a physical or emotional state of the user; determining a target ambient noise to be produced in the environment based at least in part on the identified noise, the activity the user is currently engaged in, and the physical or emotional state of the user; identifying at least one device associated with the user device to be used to produce the target ambient noise; determining sound outputs corresponding to each of the one or more identified devices, wherein a combination of the sound outputs produces an approximation of one or more characteristics of the target ambient noise; and causing the one or more identified devices to produce the determined sound outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Charles Goran, Eric H. C. Liu, Kevin Brune, Duane Richard Valz
  • Patent number: 11516623
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically maintaining and utilizing walking profiles for time estimations in service scheduling are provided. A networked system detects usage of an application on a user device. In response to the detecting, the networked system accesses environmental condition data at a location associated with a user of the user device, whereby the environmental condition data comprises one or more environmental condition affecting the location. The networked system accesses walking pace data from the user device, whereby the walking pace data represents a current walking pace of the user and correlates the walking pace data with the environmental condition data. Using the correlated data, the networked system adjusts a parameter in a walking profile of the user. The walking profile is then used to determine time estimates that are used to schedule services that require walking by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc
    Inventor: Howard David Jaffe