Human Or Animal Patents (Class 340/573.1)
  • Patent number: 10293210
    Abstract: A treadmill and a control method for controlling the treadmill belt thereof are provided. The treadmill includes a treadmill belt, a first sensor, an image sensor, and a controller. The first sensor retrieves a light pattern or the image sensor measures the characteristic properties of the image of the user so as to control the treadmill belt. The light pattern can be generated by a signal member, which can be disposed on a side or both sides of the treadmill belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Feng Wei, Chao-Chien Huang, Chi-Yang Huang, Jung-Tai Lin
  • Patent number: 10291468
    Abstract: Managing computing devices in a computing system, including: receiving image data from a plurality of image sensors, each image sensor coupled to a computing device in a computing system, wherein multiple computing devices in the computing system are coupled to multiple image sensors; identifying, in dependence upon the image data from the plurality of image sensors, one or more characteristics of the computing system; and initiating, in dependence upon the one or more characteristics of the computing system, one or more desired system management actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Bulent Abali, Makoto Ono
  • Patent number: 10288728
    Abstract: The methods and device disclosed herein provide an array such as a Radio Frequency (FR) antenna array for measuring the array movement or displacement of the array relative to a reference location. In some cases the array may be attached to or in communication with the device. The array comprises at least two transducers (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: VAYYAR IMAGING LTD
    Inventors: Yuval Lomnitz, Damian Hoffman, Shachar Shayovitz
  • Patent number: 10290228
    Abstract: An athletic performance monitoring system, for motivating a user to reach a goal level of athletic activity. The system may motivate the user by calculation a deficit between a current total level of activity and the goal level of athletic activity, and suggesting activity types that the user may carry out an order to reach the goal level, wherein the suggested activity types may be based on activities that are geographically close to the user, or sporting equipment worn by, or in possession of, the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen L. White, Michael L. Orenstein, Jenny Campbell, Christina S. Self, Elizabeth Walker, Marco Micheletti, Greg McKeag, James Zipperer, Michael Lapinsky
  • Patent number: 10285628
    Abstract: A method and a device with which an ambulatory status, including movements of an upper body, can be detected easily, without a complex operation of the equipment used, in a medical facility for rehabilitation or the like. In case of detecting the ambulatory status of a subject, the problem is solved by detecting the ambulatory status of the subject by measuring conditions of movement in at least two places, specifically, a lumber area and a thoracodorsal area of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: MICROSTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Ichikawa, Norihiko Shiratori, Shigeya Okada, Hidetaka Nozawa
  • Patent number: 10278638
    Abstract: A sleep assist system to monitor and assist the user's sleep, comprising: a bedside device adapted to be positioned near the user's bed, the bedside device optionally comprising a loudspeaker, a light source, a microphone, a light sensor, a temperature sensor, a control unit, an air quality sensor, a display unit, a user interface. The system further comprises a first sensing unit positioned in the user's bed comprising one or more sensors adapted to sense at least pressure and changes in pressure exerted by the user lying in the bed; an additional sensor device to be in contact with the user's body, and to be coupled to the bedside device; the system is configured to correlate the data obtained from both the first sensing unit and the additional sensor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: WITHINGS
    Inventors: Florent Dusanter, Ruiyi Yang, Nadine Buard, Eric Carreel, Villard Joffrey
  • Patent number: 10285273
    Abstract: A dummy memory board includes a substrate, a connecting finger, a plurality of light emitting diodes, and an electrical circuit. The substrate has a front surface and a back surface, and is provided with at least one dummy memory region. The connecting finger is close to a lower edge of the substrate for inserting into a memory slot. The light emitting diodes are on the substrate and close to the upper edge of the front surface and the back surface. The electrical circuit is on the substrate for connecting the light emitting diodes to the connecting finger. Thus, power from the memory slot is transferred to the light emitting diodes through the connecting finger, and the light emitting diodes are turned on to demonstrate the desired light effect. Particularly, the electrical circuit has no suspending node or open spot and interference due to antenna effect is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: V-COLOR TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Con-Ning Hung
  • Patent number: 10281561
    Abstract: A quadrature self-injection-locked radar utilizes a phase shifter to make a oscillation signal operating in two phase modes, and utilizes a frequency demodulator for frequency demodulation and a signal processor for signal processing to eliminate the nonlinear distortion caused by self-injection locked phenomenon. Therefore, the self-injection locked radar can be applied to more cases for detecting displacement variations with any range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Fu-Kang Wang, Tzyy-Sheng Horng, Mu-Cyun Tang
  • Patent number: 10278582
    Abstract: A hospital bed is programmable with new firmware that is downloaded to the bed over a network. The firmware is downloaded to the bed automatically from a remote computer device. The remote computer device receives a message from the hospital bed which includes data regarding the version number of the bed's current firmware, and if the version number indicates that the firmware is an outdated version, the remote computer device downloads a new version of the firmware to the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Williams F. Collins, Jr., James M. Allen, Keith A. Huster, Carl W. Riley, Patricia A. Glidewell, Irvin J. Vanderpohl, III, Richard J. Schuman, Benjamin E. Howell, Timothy D. Wildman
  • Patent number: 10276029
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of methodologies of obtaining more accurate compliance metrics are disclosed herein. An exemplary method of determining a compliance metric includes determining a number of dispense events and determining a number of opportunities for obtaining dispense events. The number of opportunities for obtaining dispense events is a function of the time between an entry event and a exit event, in addition, the compliance metric is a function of the number of dispense events and the number of opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark W. Moore
  • Patent number: 10276020
    Abstract: A system and method are described herein for a sensor device which biomechanically detects in real-time a user's movement state and posture and then provides real-time feedback to the user based on the user's real-time posture. The feedback is provided through immediate sensory feedback through the sensor device (e.g., a sound or vibration) as well as through an avatar within an associated application with which the sensor device communicates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SEISMIC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Chang, Monisha Perkash, Chung-Che Charles Wang, Andreas Martin Hauenstein
  • Patent number: 10272292
    Abstract: An adaptive sport posture sensing system has a sensing device, a sensing signal acquiring unit and a sport posture processing unit. In the determination mode, the sport posture processing unit selects one piece among multiple established pieces of sport posture reference data according to a sport name, a wearing position and one piece of user body information, the sensing signal acquiring unit obtains at least one first sensing signal sensed by the sensing device, and the sport posture processing unit compares a sport posture data generated based upon the at least one first sensing signal with the selected piece of the sport posture reference data, so as to determine whether a sport posture of the user is correct or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIWAN NORMAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yih-Guang Leu, Jon-Chao Hong
  • Patent number: 10271765
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a system to detect abnormal breathing by a person, such as a baby, through a piece of clothing worn by the person. The piece of clothing may be adapted to include a sound sensor that can collect breathing sounds by the person. The piece of clothing may also be adapted to include an inflatable neck support that can be automatically inflated without the person's intervention. The breathing sound signals by the person can be processed for determining whether the person breathing abnormally. When it is determined that the person is breathing abnormally, an instruction to inflate the inflatable neck support of the clothing may be generated. Such an instruction can be transmitted to the clothing wirelessly to effectuate the inflation of the inflatable neck support so the person's incorrect breathing posture that causes the abnormal breathing can be addressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: WELLEN SHAM
    Inventor: Wellen Sham
  • Patent number: 10261568
    Abstract: The description relates to enhancing user experience with devices, such as host and peripheral devices. One example relates to devices that can automatically power down when packaged for shipping and power up when opened by the user. Another example allows automatic, secure pairing between sets of host and peripheral devices without any affirmative user actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Jensen, Peter Jasinski, Vineet Thuvara
  • Patent number: 10258291
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for evaluating vulnerability, disease progression, and treatments in neuropathologies. In one aspect, a method to provide an assessment related to a neurological or neuropsychiatric disorder includes selecting a profile category indicative of one or more aspects of cognitive or sensory functions associated with a neurological or neuropsychiatric disorder, presenting a sequence of stimuli to a subject, in which the sequence of stimuli is based on the selected profile category, acquiring physiological signals of the subject before, during, and after the presenting of the sequence of stimuli to produce physiological data, and processing the physiological data to generate an information set including one or more quantitative values associated with the selected profile category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    Inventors: Todd Prentice Coleman, Marcela Mendoza, Justin Tantiongloc, Ricardo Gil Da Costa, Thomas D. Albright, Gene Stoner, Raynard Fung
  • Patent number: 10264547
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed related to determining a likelihood that a user is present in physical proximity to one or more computing devices based on factors such as detecting the user's voice, receiving beaconing signals from a user's mobile device, location information sent from other devices, input received via a camera, and/or other input at various devices that are geographically dispersed. Based on user presence information, a system may determine whether to broadcast a notification for the user to a given device for audible or visual presentation by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Zhong, Milo Oostergo, Aakarsh Nair, Jonathan Alan Leblang, Collin Charles Davis
  • Patent number: 10252640
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to apparatus for detecting a child left unattended in a car seat as well as the status of the connection between the car seat and the vehicle. The apparatus includes a sensor module and a processor. The sensor module including a sensor for measuring force data associated with the coupling between car seat and a vehicle. The processor receives and analyzes the sensor data to determine the status of the child/child seat, and then communicates status data to a caretaker. Counter-measure instructions can also be provided to the vehicle for altering the vehicle state/environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS ACQUISITION LLC
    Inventors: Leonard Cech, Chakravarthi Mallikarjun Nagolu
  • Patent number: 10245975
    Abstract: The child car seat safety alarm is an alarm system. The child car seat safety alarm is configured for use with a child safety seat and a driver's seat. The child car seat safety alarm is configured to detect the weight of a first individual in the driver's seat. The child car seat safety alarm is configured to detect the weight of a second individual in the child safety seat. If the child car seat safety alarm detects the weight of the second individual in the child safety seat but does not detect the weight of the first individual, the child car seat safety alarm initiates a plurality audio and visual alarms to indicate that the second individual remains in the child safety seat. The child car seat safety alarm comprises a beacon module and a child safety seat module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Keith Waters
  • Patent number: 10244736
    Abstract: Monitoring activity of an animal in a system for housing freely moving animals including a plurality of animal ID stations, includes the steps of a) recording a first visit of said animal at a first of said animal ID stations, b) recording a subsequent second visit of said animal at a second of said animal ID stations, and c) determining a distance covered by said animal as the distance between said first animal ID station at said first visit and said second animal ID station at said second visit. With such simple means, parts of which are already present in e.g. most robot dairy stables, important information about activity of animals can easily be gathered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lely Patent N.V.
    Inventors: Xiangyu Song, Pieter Neelus Kool, Adolf Jan Van Der Kamp, Patrick Philip Jacob Van Der Tol
  • Patent number: 10247626
    Abstract: A apparatus for recognizing a motion of an object is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a camera configured to photograph images of the object having the motion, a plurality of pressure and position sensors configured to be installed on a floor and to measure a floor contact position, a floor contact area and a floor contact pressure of the object and a motion analyzer configured to analyze the motion of the object by combining two or more among the images, floor contact position, floor contact area and floor contact pressure of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gyu-tae Park, Seok-myong Kang, Tae-ho Kim, Yeon-woo Lee, Won-il Kim
  • Patent number: 10249169
    Abstract: A computing device is described that can receive contextual information related to a user associated with the computing device. The contextual information may relate to at least one of a physiological condition of the user at a current time or a type of activity associated with the user at the current time. The computing device can select, based at least in part on the contextual information, a type of alert to output as an indication of notification data. The type of alert may include at least one of an electric stimulus type alert, a shape-memory alloy type alert, and a vibration type alert. Responsive to selecting the type of alert, the computing device can output an alert based on the notification data, the alert being of the selected type of alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Faaborg, Gabriel Aaron Cohen
  • Patent number: 10238342
    Abstract: Embodiments relates to a method and apparatus for risk stratification, monitoring, detection and prediction of adverse events in bedridden people. The method and apparatus can be used to prevent heath related conditions in people.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: REQBO APS
    Inventors: Jesper Fleischer, Anders Geert Jensen
  • Patent number: 10243948
    Abstract: A communication apparatus enhances security in transmitting electronic mail to a destination mail address without degrading operability. An MFP is connected to an authentication server and a mail server via a network. A user name and password are entered in a user name entry screen. The MFP requests the authentication server to authenticate the entered user name and password. When the user name and password are authenticated, the MFP is operable to acquire an e-mail address, a SMTP authentication user name, and a SMTP authentication password according to SMTP associated with the authenticated user name and password from the authentication server. The MFP requests the mail server to authenticate the acquired SMTP authentication user name and SMTP authentication password according to SMTP. When the SMTP authentication user name and the SMTP authentication password are authenticated, the MFP is operable to transmit e-mail to the mail server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Tonegawa
  • Patent number: 10242349
    Abstract: According to one or more embodiments, a method, a computer program product, and a computer system for managing vegetation across distribution systems are provided. The method may include receiving, by a computer, voltage data from one or more data sensors. The computer may determine one or more locations of one or more voltage fault conditions based on the received voltage data. A score may be assigned to each of the determined locations by the computer. The computer may then identify a subset of one or more work orders corresponding to the one or more determined locations from among a database of work orders. A subset of locations may be determined by the computer from among the one or more locations based on the assigned scores and the identified subset of work orders. A field visit may then be scheduled by the computer based on the determined subset of locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Arya, Lawrence K. Chalupsky, Ramachandra Kota, Krishnan L. Narayan
  • Patent number: 10235728
    Abstract: A novel integration of practice management and photo management systems that also integrates patients' electronic medical records to provide a complete software solution for a medical practice. The present invention includes a method of patient image management comprising importing an image having an assigned date, filtering a patient list by appointments that occur on the assigned date, associating the image with a patient from the patient list, retrieving procedure information associated with the patient's appointment, and tagging the image with the procedure information. A corresponding computer system adapted to manage patient images is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NexTech Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Christina M. Majeed, Donald R. Thompson, Christopher A. Haag, Kamal N. Majeed, Samer Dohle
  • Patent number: 10237686
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, and/or computer program product embodiments for tracking proximities of devices and/or objects. In one embodiment, the system operates by determining whether a plurality of devices of a tethered segment are inside or outside a predefined area. The system also operates by determining that a first device of the plurality of devices is outside of the predefined area based at least partially on the determination of whether the plurality of devices are inside or outside the predefined area. The system further operates by transmitting at least one alert notification to at least one device based at least partially on the determination that the first device is outside the predefined area, wherein the alert notification identifies the first device outside the predefined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Hollinger
  • Patent number: 10232996
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for reminding a user to drink from a container. The device may be attached to either the cap of the container or may be assembled inside the cap of the container. The device includes a housing, a battery, a printed circuit board, a battery holder, a button, an upper cover, a controller for storing a reference time, a reference timeout value and generating reminding signals, at least one output unit connected to the printed circuit board to produce output signals on receiving reminding signals from the controller, a tap button placed in the indent to meet the button on receiving tap from the user. Further, the controller stores the reference time on receiving the tap from the user and generates reminding signals for the user to drink from the container when the user fails to either tap the button again or remove the button from the spout in duration of the stored reference timeout value from the reference time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: WaterIO LTD.
    Inventor: Yakov Bentkovski
  • Patent number: 10226608
    Abstract: A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating disorders or other diseases, disorders or conditions (e.g., bleeding, ischemic or necrotic tissue, and presence of certain chemicals or substances) of the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract and sensing optical characteristics as the capsule passes through. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for tracking a capsule's location along the length of an intestinal tract as various treatment and/or sensing modalities are employed. In one variation, an acoustic signal is used to determine the location of the capsule. A map of optical characteristics may be derived from the pass of a capsule to diagnose the disorder or disease. The capsule or subsequently passed capsules may treat, further diagnose or mark the intestinal tract at a determined location along its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Entrack, Inc.
    Inventor: Mir A. Imran
  • Patent number: 10231090
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method that includes presenting a first user interface (UI) and a second UI on a mobile device. The first UI may include a map display and a control to compose a note. The method may include, in response to a user of the mobile device activating the control to compose the note, presenting a second UI including: an input to receive text for the note, one or more controls to select a picture for the note, and a control to save the note. The method may include, in response to the user activating the control to save the note: determining a location for the note using a geo-location sensor within the mobile device, sending the received text, the selected picture, and the location for the note to a server device, and displaying an indication of the note on the map display based on the location determined for the note.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Arunkumar Natarajan, Venkata Mandali
  • Patent number: 10229571
    Abstract: A system and method that allows caregivers, central monitoring companies, and other persons to monitor disabled, elderly, or other high-risk individuals and obtain automatic notification of falls by such an individual, including, but not limited to, falls that require assistance. One or more 3D motion and sound sensors can be placed in the monitored individual's room and provide continuous data which is analyzed to determine when the individual has fallen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10229568
    Abstract: An anti-theft RFID system for monitoring the presence of a plurality of tagged items includes an RFID reader including an antenna and being configured to transmit an interrogating signal to the RFID tags and retrieve data; a processor configured to process the data that the RFID reader retrieves from the RFID tags; and a display connected to the processor and configured to display a result processed by the processor. The processor is configured to update a first counter value indicating the number of tagged items located within a predefined area and to update a second counter value indicating the number of tagged items being taken away from the predefined area. The display is configured to display the values of the first and the second counters and thereby to assist an operator to determine the occurrence of a security event by analyzing the values of the first and the second counters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Megabyte Limited
    Inventor: Chun Sing Matthew Man
  • Patent number: 10225522
    Abstract: A system and method that caregivers, central monitoring companies and other persons to monitor whether individuals entering patients' rooms take appropriate steps to mitigate the spread of healthcare associated infections to the patients receiving healthcare services. In one non-limiting the system and method determine whether an individual who has entered the room of a patient has wash his or her hands prior to approaching the patient. A live video feed from the monitored rooms can be displayed on a centralized monitoring primary display which can be located remote to the monitored rooms. When it is determined that an individual in a specific room from the monitored rooms is approaching a patient and has not washed his or her hands an alert, notification and/or a live video feed for the specific room can be displayed on a centralized monitoring alert display which can also be preferably located remote to the monitored rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil Kusens
  • Patent number: 10219656
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems for dispensing soap sanitizer or lotion as a function of hand size are disclosed herein. An exemplary dispenser for dispensing a soap, sanitizer or lotion includes a housing, a processor in the housing, a reservoir for holding fluid, a pump for pumping the fluid and a sensor for sensing a parameter that is indicative of the hand size. The exemplary dispenser also includes circuitry for determining a dose volume of fluid to be dispensed as a function of the sensed parameter that is indicative of a hand size and circuitry for causing the pump to dispense the dose volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOJO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Allen Pelfrey, Nick E. Ciavarella, Mark A. Bullock, Mark W. Moore, Jackson W. Wegelin
  • Patent number: 10220300
    Abstract: To prevent a loss or replacement of card packages while operating casinos using packages of multiple cards in the casinos or other card game facilities using card game tables, a management system for managing packages of shuffled playing cards is provided. The management system including a management control device (7) stores ID codes (4) attached to a plurality of packages (2) brought into a management/storage box (10), constructs a database, reads the ID codes (4) of the plurality of packages (2) brought into the management/storage box (10) at predetermined time intervals, confirms existence of each ID code (4) registered in the database in the management/storage box (10), and manages the ID codes (4) of the packages (2) before use and the ID codes (4) of the drawn packages (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasushi Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10223521
    Abstract: Systems and methods for location determination using radio frequency tags are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method may include (1) a back end server receiving, from a RF sensor in a network comprising a plurality of RF sensors, a unique identifier for a sensed tag and an identifier for the RF sensor; (2) the back end server retrieving a location of the RF sensor based on the sensor identification; (3) the back end server associating a sensed tag location with the location; (4) the back end server retrieving authorization information for the sensed tag based on the unique identifier; and (5) the back end server determining that the sensed tag is authorized to be in the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Courtney S. Goodrich, Daryl W. Wooldridge, Nicholas M. LoRe
  • Patent number: 10223890
    Abstract: A movement and/or a position of an object (1) to be monitored is detected. At least one marker (2) radiating light is arranged in an area of the object (1) such that a camera (4) can capture images of the marker (2), when the object (1) is in a first position. An image processing unit (6) is enabled to detect the marker (2) in the images and to detect a movement and/or a second position of the object (1) in response to determining that at least a part of the marker (2) cannot be detected in one or more of the images. The object (1) may be a person laying in a bed and the marker (2) may be arranged adjacent to the bed's lying area (3) so that the system can detect when the person leaves the bed and notify nursery staff or an emergency central.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Ihor Olehovych Kirenko, Brian David Gross
  • Patent number: 10218866
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a first proximity sensor and a second proximity sensor. The first proximity sensor and a second proximity sensor are arranged adjacent to each other in a horizontal direction. The first proximity sensor and a second proximity sensor have detection ranges that overlap at a distance from a middle point between an imaginary line connecting the first proximity sensor and the second proximity sensor in a perpendicular direction in relation to a front surface of the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mikio Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10213036
    Abstract: A hand to mouth bite counting device is provided that may be worn on a hand, wrist or arm of a user to silently and continuously count the number of bites of food taken by the user. The bite counting device may include a sensing device that collects data corresponding to a sensed movement, and a processor that implements an algorithm to process the collected data and determine whether data collected within a given interval of time corresponds to a bite of food taken by the user. The processor derives a set of attributes from the data collected within the given interval of time to define the sensed movement. The device also provides feedback, goal setting functionality, and long-term statistics to serve as a dietary aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Christophe Giraud-Carrier, Joshua H. West, Christopher R. Fortuna, Stephen J. Clarkson
  • Patent number: 10213622
    Abstract: A system for radiation therapy include an imaging device (108) configured to scan an area of interest for tissue undergoing radiation therapy to collect one or more images of the tissue. An interpretation module (110) is configured to receive the one or more images of the tissue to determine a burn status of the tissue and provide adjustments for a radiation treatment plan in accordance with the burn status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Shyam Bharat, Christopher Stephen Hall
  • Patent number: 10206610
    Abstract: A sensing system includes a first radar sensing assembly and an analysis system. The first radar sensing assembly measures plural distances to a first target location at different times using radar. The analysis system receives the plural distances from the first radar sensing assembly and quantifies movements of a target object at the first target location at the different times by calculating differences in the plural distances measured by the first radar sensing assembly. The analysis system generates one or more first quantified activity level values indicative of the movements of the target object at the first target location using the differences in the plural distances that are calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TransRobotics, Inc.
    Inventor: Sayf Al-Alusi
  • Patent number: 10210731
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a smart electronic article surveillance (“EAS”) circuit that may be incorporated into electronic devices and used to selectively provide EAS and other functionalities. Such functionalities may be provided by “sharing” large electrical components across the different functionalities, which may include passive EAS capabilities, inductive charging, and/or wireless communications. One or more software or solid-state switches may be used to selectively and repeatedly change between the wireless communication/inductive charging capabilities and the passive EAS capabilities. The EAS functionality may be provided by using a switch to connect passive circuitry across an antenna component to form a passive EAS circuit. The non-EAS functionality may be provided by using the switch to de-couple the passive circuitry from then antenna and instead, couple the antenna to other electronic circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: DATALOGIC IP TECH, S.R.L.
    Inventors: William Persici, Andrea Belli, Filippo Dalbagno
  • Patent number: 10210761
    Abstract: Systems and methods for promoting safety during operation of a passenger vehicle. Such a system/method may determine positions of rear and sideview mirrors of a passenger vehicle that are optimized for a particular driver of the passenger vehicle to minimize “blind spots” based on the driver and the particular vehicle configuration, and for moving the rear and sideview mirrors into the optimized positions. Alternatively or in addition, such a system/method may collect data corresponding to internal and external conditions of the vehicle, optionally establish a driver profile of typical driving characteristics from the collected data, determine potential risks and/or hazards from the collected data, and warn the driver of the potential risks and/or hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sackett Solutions & Innovations, LLC
    Inventors: Nemoy Rau, Esha Rau, Hans Rau
  • Patent number: 10203407
    Abstract: An illumination device is provided. The illumination device includes a lamp body, a stage, at least one first light source, a first radiator, and a first feed conductor. The stage is disposed in the lamp body. The first light source is disposed on the stage. The first opening is formed on the first radiator, the first light source corresponds to the first opening, and the first radiator transmits a first wireless signal. The first feed conductor is connected to the first radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Yih Wu, Yen-Liang Kuo, Chih-Jen Hu
  • Patent number: 10198933
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for receiving an alert associated with an entity and dynamically determining, based on the alert and on substantially real-time attributes for the entity, a geographically dispersed group in which each member of the geographically dispersed group either is a device associated with the entity or shares at least one attribute with the entity. The techniques further include requesting information about the entity from the geographically dispersed group, receiving information from at least a subset of the group, and taking action responsive to the alert based on the received information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Arash Obaidi, Eric W. Yocam, Michael Mosher
  • Patent number: 10198779
    Abstract: A method may include receiving data about a first person and a second person, the first person having a contagion. The method may include determining whether a first location is within a proximity distance to a second location. The method may include determining whether a first time is within a proximity time period with a second time. The method may include defining a proximity relationship for the second person relative to the first person. The defined proximity relationship may be positive when the first location is within the proximity distance and first time is within the proximity time period, or the defined proximity relationship may be negative when either the first location is not within the proximity distance or first time is not within the proximity time period. When the proximity relationship is positive, the second person may be labeled as being contaminated by the contagion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BLYNCSY, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Eric Pittman, Chris Robison, Justin Cosmano, Patrick Barry Brown, David Jacques Sacharny
  • Patent number: 10188354
    Abstract: For each biological information, a caution level range and a warning level range as to the biological information value are stored. When the acquired biological information value of the biological information of a patient falls within the caution level range, a notice of the status of the patient is given to a first notice destination. When the aforementioned biological information value falls within the warning level range, the notice of the status of the patient is given to a second notice destination. Thus, by switching the notice destinations based on the status of the patient, it is possible to provide a patient status notification device or the like that can appropriately and promptly perform notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Murai, Jun Tomikawa, Sota Nishiura
  • Patent number: 10190904
    Abstract: Methods of operating an audio device are provided. A method includes measuring sound pressure levels (SPLECM) for acoustic energy received by an ear canal microphone (ECM) during a time increment ?t and calculating a SPL_Dose?t during the time increment ?t using SPLECM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Staton Techiya, LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Goldstein, John Usher, Brian Fligor, John P. Keady
  • Patent number: 10192044
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the present disclosure, an electronic device may include a biometric sensor configured to detect a contact signal from at least two biometric electrodes and a processor configured to determine whether the contact signal received from the biometric sensor has biological characteristics. When the processor determines that the contact signal is a biometric input having biological characteristics, the processor executes a biometric information function. When the processor determines that the contact signal does not include the biological characteristics, the processor executes a general function related to an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chaekyu Choe, Hyungrock Jung, Sungmin Park, Jeongje Park, Cheolho Cheong, Jaewoong Chun, Wonsuk Choi
  • Patent number: 10182760
    Abstract: A body garment including sensors distributed throughout the garment, each sensor senses body state information from a local surface area of a body; and sensor nodes in proximity to the plurality of sensors, each sensor node including a processor to receive sensing body state information from at least one of the plurality of sensors. Each processor is configured to receive body state information locally from sensors, to utilize the information to determine a local surface shape of the surface of a portion of the body part; and to exchange local surface shape information with neighboring sensor nodes. At least one processor of utilizes the local surface shape information received from the sensor nodes to generate one overall model of a surface shape of the entire surface of the body part covered by the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
    Inventors: Michael John Nicoletti, Scott Evan Ritter, Jacob Stuart Michael Beal, Matthew Patrick Daily, Jason David Holmes, Christopher Glenn Park
  • Patent number: 10186131
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display; a communication interface; a camera; and a controller configured to control the display to display content; control the camera to capture an image of a user who watches the electronic device while displaying the content; control to obtain information regarding a posture of the user based on the captured image; control to determine whether the posture of the user is acceptable based on the obtained information regarding the posture of the user; and based on determining that the posture of the user is not acceptable, control the communication interface to transmit the captured image of the user to another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-yun Shin, Youn-gun Jung