House Arrest System, Wandering, Or Wrong Place Patents (Class 340/573.4)
  • Patent number: 10834200
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for indicating a security status of an Internet of Things (IoT) device are provided. In some embodiments, a method for indicating a security status of an IoT device is provided, the method comprising: detecting a field of view comprising an IoT device; tracking a position of the IoT device relative to the field of view; interrogating the IoT device for a status thereof; determining a security status of the IoT device based on the interrogating; selecting a graphical representation of a plurality of graphical representations based on the determined security status of the IoT device; and causing an interface to be presented that displays the graphical representation associated with the position of the IoT device in the field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: McAfee, LLC
    Inventors: Rodney D. Cambridge, Jonathan D. Dyton, Matthew T. Byrne
  • Patent number: 10825314
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for monitoring and capturing information associated with target subjects, such as babies. For example, the systems and methods provide a capture device, such as a camera, that captures capture time of flight (TOF) data from a target subject. Using the TOF data, the systems and methods, via a display device associated with (e.g., paired to) the capture device, present information about the target subject, such as information indicating movement of the target subject, information indicating a breathing rate of the target subject, information indicating a heart rate of the target subject, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MiKu, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Gregory White, David Robert Abrams
  • Patent number: 10826790
    Abstract: A premises networking device includes hardware components including speakers, microphone, infrared sensor, spectrum analyzer and wireless interfaces. A touch screen display presents a user interface that provides information about network conditions and configuration settings and a menu for setting and changing configuration settings. Different versions of the user interface are displayed based on whether a user is in proximity to the device. The user interface includes shapes representing user devices, the visual characteristics of which change based on the current network conditions. A health score, which is an evaluation of network performance based on measurements of aspects of the conditions of the network, is displayed in real time. A network management system includes a network management platform for storing network conditions and configuration information and pushing the information to premises networking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Starry, Inc.
    Inventors: Chaitanya Kanojia, Alex Moulle-Berteaux, Brian Scott Loveland, Donald Lehman, Joseph Thaddeus Lipowski
  • Patent number: 10743796
    Abstract: A foot sensor alarm for wheelchairs, detects if a wheelchair occupant's foot has fallen off of a wheelchair footrest. The sensor and alarm make a wheelchair occupant or care giver aware that a foot has fallen off of one or more of the footrests. Sensors may include contact closure sensors, with snap-action switches or magnetically actuated reed switches can be used. Battery-operated window alarms with piezoelectric sound emitters send out vibratory or audio sounds as alarms. An occupancy sensor seat pad is used to power up the alarm system. A flashing light emitting diode can be wired in parallel with each sound emitter to provide a visual alarm as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Steven Goldmeier
  • Patent number: 10741048
    Abstract: A behavior modification system for deterring an individual from approaching a body includes: a bracelet worn by the individual and including a bracelet controller, an antenna in communication with the bracelet controller, an alert component in communication with the bracelet controller; a base unit including an antenna, a base speaker, and a controller in communication with the base speaker and antenna, the base unit configured to broadcast a predetermined caution zone around a proximity of the base unit. When the controller of the bracelet determines that the bracelet is located within the proximity of the base unit based on a signal received from the base unit on the bracelet, the alert component generates an alert to the wearer of the bracelet, the alert including one or more of arrhythmic vibrations and audible sounds that are unpleasant to an individual with ASD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Jennifer B. Foster, Paul C. Mayes
  • Patent number: 10741041
    Abstract: The techniques and systems described herein determine whether a computing device is within a particular range to communicate with a monitoring device. If the computing device is within the particular range, the computing device is configured to communicate with the monitoring device via a primary monitoring communication mode (e.g., a radio frequency RF channel). If the computing device is outside the particular range, the computing device is configured to communicate with the monitoring device via a secondary monitoring communication mode (e.g., a Wi-Fi channel or a mobile telephone network MTN channel). The computing device receives, from the monitoring device via the primary monitoring communication mode or the secondary monitoring communication mode, monitoring information associated with a monitored subject (e.g., a baby) or associated with an area in which the monitored subject is located (e.g., a room of a residential dwelling).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BINATONE ELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Kenji Yum
  • Patent number: 10726698
    Abstract: Systems and methods as provided herein can include receiving user input defining a protection area within a region monitored by a security system, identifying a physical entity associated with the security system, assigning the physical entity to the protection area, receiving movement data of the physical entity from a monitoring device, and using the movement data to identify a pattern of movement of the physical entity with respect to the protection area. Such systems and methods can also include continuing to receive the movement data from the monitoring device after identifying the pattern of movement, determining whether the movement data received after identifying the pattern of movement deviates from the pattern of movement, and when the movement data received after identifying the pattern of movement deviates from the pattern of movement, initiating an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Lokanatha Reddy Jondu, Piyush Awadhesh, Praveen Kumar
  • Patent number: 10726699
    Abstract: One variation of a method for detecting breach events by residents of an assisted living facility includes: defining a first access perimeter within a facility; assigning the first access perimeter to a first resident, in a set of residents in the facility; tracking locations of resident wearable devices associated with residents, in the set of residents, within the facility; disabling a first subregion within the first access perimeter coincident a second location of a second resident, in the set of residents, flagged for separation from the first resident; and, in response to a first location of a first resident wearable device associated with the first resident falling outside of the first access perimeter, distributing a first breach event prompt to assist the first resident, proximal the first location, to care provider mobile devices associated with care providers affiliated with the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PHILIPS NORTH AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Vikram Devdas, Shane McNamara, Christopher Pang, Richard Heaton
  • Patent number: 10708407
    Abstract: A case for a mobile device that can include a piezoelectric component that is configured to output current in response to external pressure applied to the case, a switch between a near-field communication (NFC) antenna and an NFC circuit, and a controller that is configured to be powered by the current from the piezoelectric component to open the switch after an amount of time during which the switch is closed after the external pressure stops being applied to the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Diego Rivas Costante, Ozan Anac, Debanjan Mukherjee, Son Hoai Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10701716
    Abstract: A communication interface receives data at least including speech information and information related to a transmission time when the speech information should be transmitted. A processor extracts the speech information and the transmission time included in the data received by the communication interface. A wireless transmitter transmits the speech information extracted by the processor based on the transmission time extracted by the processor. When the transmission time has already passed, the wireless transmitter transmits the speech information and transmits the speech information extracted from subsequent data that follows said data at a time later than the transmission time extracted from the subsequent data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo Shimoshimano, Ichiro Shishido
  • Patent number: 10666857
    Abstract: Various client devices include displays and one or more image capture devices configured to capture video data. Different users of an online system may authorize client devices to exchange information captured by their respective image capture devices. Additionally, a client device modifies captured video data based on users identified in the video data. For example, the client device changes parameters of the image capture device to more prominently display a user identified in the video data and may further change parameters of the image capture device based on gestures or movement of the user identified in the video data. The client device may apply multiple models to captured video data to modify the captured video data or subsequent capturing of video data by the image capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Charles Cheung
  • Patent number: 10635796
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a method for a wearable device as well as a wearable device and a positioning system associated therewith. The wearable device is attached to a wearer through an attachment assembly. The method comprises steps of collecting identity information of an operator operating the wearable device; detecting whether the collected identity information matches with pre-stored target identity information; inhibiting detachment of the attachment assembly from the wearer if the collected identity information does not match with the pre-stored target identity information; acquiring position information of the wearable device; and sending the collected identity information along with the position information to a monitoring terminal for the wearable device. Therefore, usage security and reliability of the wearable device are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huiran Tian, Zheng Feng, Xiaodong Shi
  • Patent number: 10602963
    Abstract: A system for telemetrically monitoring a patient includes a remote monitoring device associated with the patient. A location services system tracks a location of the remote monitoring device. A patient tracking computer calculates a distance and a duration of patient ambulation from the tracked location. A method of monitoring an ambulatory patient monitors the location of a remote monitoring device and derives ambulatory event data from the monitored location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Bruce A. Friedman, Matthew Grubis, Brian W. Nantz, Carl C. Davis
  • Patent number: 10609336
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes at least one processor device and at least one memory architecture coupled with the at least one processor device. The monitoring system includes a first software module executable by the at least one processor and the at least one memory architecture, wherein the first software module is configured to monitor one or more sensor(s), wherein the one or more sensor(s) are configured to collect personally identifiable information, wherein the personally identifiable information pertains to a monitored individual and enables the monitored individual to be uniquely identified. The monitoring system also includes a second software module executed by the at least one processor and the at least one memory architecture, wherein the second software module is configured to enable a wireless transmitter to transmit a report on the monitored individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Offender Smartphone Monitoring, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Hugh Kingery
  • Patent number: 10565859
    Abstract: A building management system tracks occupants of a building in which the building management system is installed and presents information about the occupants, including location information, to first responders during emergency and/or training events. Distributed devices of the building management system receive identification information broadcast by user devices of the occupants and sends the identification information to a control panel of the building management system. Location information for the occupants is generated based on the identification information received from the user devices and stored along with time and date information. This location information is then retrieved and presented to first responders, for example, by displaying a map of the building with icons representing the distributed devices and occupants, based on the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Safety Products Canada Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruno Gravel, David-Alexandre Bourbonnais
  • Patent number: 10558903
    Abstract: Electronic badges are indirectly tracked by detecting, by a badge communicator on a select industrial vehicle of a fleet of industrial vehicles, the presence of an electronic badge and performing a badge logging transaction in response to detecting the electronic badge. The badge logging transaction includes receiving, by the badge communicator, a badge identifier transmitted by the detected electronic badge. The badge logging transaction also includes determining, by the badge communicator, an offset measurement of the electronic badge relative to the select industrial vehicle, electronically determining a vehicle location of the select industrial vehicle, and identifying a badge location based upon the determined vehicle location and the measured offset. The badge logging transaction can also include generating a time stamp, and wirelessly communicating a badge locator message to a remote server, the badge locator message including the badge identifier, the badge location, and the timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Lewis H. Manci, Juergen Buchmann, Andreas Simon, Sebastian Sick
  • Patent number: 10555125
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus that provides multi-level monitoring of personal activities by a user. The monitoring apparatus includes a display, a user interface, a GPS location device, a timer or clock, and wireless or cellular communication transmitters or similar devices. The user designates one or more contacts who will be notified if certain pre-established monitoring conditions are met (e.g., if the user may be in trouble). When the pre-established monitoring conditions are met, the contacts are alerted and notified via phone, email, text, or similar means of communication, or combinations thereof, of the user's location, contact information, and the state that caused the alert and notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventor: Dillon James Korpman
  • Patent number: 10512422
    Abstract: A location detection system identifies the locations of medical devices such as patient support apparatuses and/or patient care devices within a medical facility. The devices communicate via a wired connection to one or more medical facility systems (e.g. nurse call system, computer network, etc.), and/or via a wireless connection to such systems. The location detection system automatically determines location information of the devices and communicates the location information so that the recipient of any outgoing alerts and/or other information sent from the devices is apprised of the location of the particular device sending the alert or other information. Caregivers are thereby able to respond to the correct location of an alert, and software systems such as EMR systems, admission discharge and transfer (ADT) systems, etc. are able to correlate transmitted device data with the location and/or patient assigned to that location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Hayes, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Jonathan Mark Greenbank
  • Patent number: 10504490
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The display apparatus provided in a vehicle according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises a memory; a display unit displaying one or more data areas on a screen; and a controller controlling the display unit to further display additional data area on the basis of at least one of recognition and identification of a passenger who boards on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaebeom Jeon, Kyungdong Choi
  • Patent number: 10478077
    Abstract: A blood pressure meter includes a pump and a first fluid path provided inside a main body. The first fluid path feeds a fluid from the pump to a fluid bladder or discharges the fluid from the fluid bladder. A pressure sensor is mounted on a first substrate disposed inside the main body. A second fluid path that introduces the fluid from the fluid bladder to the pressure sensor is provided. The second fluid path includes an inlet pipe that is integrally formed with a sensor package that incorporates the pressure sensor, and extends straight between the fluid bladder and the pressure sensor. A second substrate on which a blood pressure measurement element is mounted is disposed in a space that is located between the first substrate and the fluid bladder in a thickness direction and is adjacent to the second fluid path in a planar direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Ono, Yuma Adachi, Yoshihide Tokko, Eisuke Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10446003
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for monitoring a patient, monitoring and/or controlling an adjustable bed and/or preventing patient entrapment. The system may include one or more sensors operatively associated with a processor for performing said monitoring and other functions. The processor may be operatively associated with an adjustable patient bed to interrupt user adjustment of the bed and/or control a patient support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Huntleigh Technology Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Locke, David Whyte, Aidan Tout
  • Patent number: 10445752
    Abstract: In order to solve the problem of an increase in the number of electronic devices that transmit specific signals and are installed inside a store in order to obtain traffic line information, the present invention calculates position coordinates in a facility using a calculation formula based on the number of signals received and the pattern of the number of signals received, and determines traffic line information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Ohkubo, Miki Hayakawa, Norihiko Moriwaki
  • Patent number: 10433787
    Abstract: A self-administered tamper-evident drug detection system. The system includes a biometric detection surface for each of a user's right and left hands, configured to identify the user and prevent tamper by continuously capturing biometric information from each of the user's right and left hands while the system is administering a drug detection test. The system further includes a collection device to administer the drug detection test by exposing a sample collection device to a user's mouth to collect a saliva sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: 3M ELECTRONIC MONITORING LTD
    Inventors: Kiran S. Kanukurthy, Matthew D. Moore, Raj Rajagopal, Michael E. Hamerly
  • Patent number: 10416007
    Abstract: An environmental sensor including sensor elements to measure multiple physical quantities associated with a surrounding environment, and includes a state determination unit that determines whether the environmental sensor is in a first state in which the sensor is fixed at a predetermined installation location or in a second state in which the sensor is away from an installation location, and an operation switch unit that switches an operation of each sensor element that measures the physical quantities based on whether a state determined by the determination unit is the first state or the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Takanobu Yamauchi, Naotsugu Ueda, Kayo Nakamura, Ryusuke Sakai
  • Patent number: 10410499
    Abstract: A system of identifying a person's identity in a monitored site, comprising communication interface(s) for communicating with motion sensor(s) each monitoring one of a plurality of monitored spaces of a monitored site, RF receiver(s), each having a reception coverage area overlapping with one of the monitored spaces and transmitter(s) for transmitting a request message, a program store storing a code and processor(s) for executing code to, receive from a detecting sensor a presence indication in a detecting space of the monitored spaces, instruct the transmitter(s) to transmit a request message in the monitored site following the indication reception and estimate an identity of a person by analyzing a unique identification signal captured by RF receiver(s) having reception coverage area that overlaps with the detecting space. The unique identification signal is transmitted by an identification device of an associated person in response to the request message reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Essence Smartcare Ltd.
    Inventor: Ohad Amir
  • Patent number: 10404941
    Abstract: A controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device enables a controlled-environment facility resident to carry-out one task on the device, and provides a visual indication, to the resident, that an overt image and/or video is being captured during this task. Conversely, a covert image and/or video of a user is captured while the controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device is in use for another task, without providing the user the same or other visual indication that the covert image is being captured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alice J. Clements, Matthew Smith
  • Patent number: 10395160
    Abstract: An identification device that can be adjustably fit around an object or person whose identity is to be monitored includes an electrically conductive identification strap; electrically conductive locking means designed for adjustable circular locking of the identification strap around a predetermined part of the object or person whose location is to be monitored, thus forming a closed electrical circuit when the electrically conductive identification band and the locking means are both in the working or closed position; and a wireless communications transceiver module designed to establish communication with at least one transceiver module mounted in a different identification device fit onto a different object or person, wherein a first transceiver module executes a linking procedure by radio transmission of identification data streams to at least one other transceiver module in listening mode to receive the identification data stream transmitted from the first identification device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Mysphera, S.L.
    Inventors: Salvador Vera Manero, Julián Guirao Aguilar, Vicente Ruedas Abarca, Eduardo Montón Sánchez
  • Patent number: 10388125
    Abstract: For communicating a localized building alert, a processor detects an emergency event. In response to detecting the emergency event, the processor communicates a localized building alert through a lighting system. The localized building alert is restricted to a location of one of an aid recipient and an aid giver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD
    Inventor: Douglas Warren Robinson
  • Patent number: 10382727
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern a system for monitoring a patient in a bed, the system comprising a camera, a user interface comprising a screen, and a computing system. The computing system can be configured to monitor, with the camera, for motion within each of a plurality of zones, the plurality of zones comprising a one or more inner zones extending adjacent along the bed, one or more outer zones extending adjacent along the one or more inner zones, and one or more end zones. Motion within the inner zones can trigger a fall alert while motion within the outer or end zones can suspend one or more functions to prevent the fall alert from being issued. The end zones can comprise a bottom zone and one or more top zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CareView Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Matt Clark, Derek del Carpio
  • Patent number: 10380873
    Abstract: An interactive wireless life safety communications system is disclosed. A central coordination server is linked to a first network, over which there is a connection to at least one resident life safety device at a specific location or for specific resident. An alarm signal is generated by the resident life safety device upon detection of an alarm condition and transmitted to the central coordination server. A caregiver communications device is connected to the central coordination server over a second network, and is receptive to an alarm notification that is generated by the central coordination server in response to the alarm signal. The caregiver communications device is also receptive to a caregiver user input, from which an action status response is generated for transmission to the central coordination server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Halverson, Richard E. Knecht
  • Patent number: 10373448
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for detecting an occupancy of an equipment (12) by a person (14). A memory stores a status of the equipment as either occupied or unoccupied, and a predetermined acceleration limit value. An accelerometer unit communicates with the memory, and measures acceleration values of the equipment at discrete time intervals. The accelerometer unit compares each acceleration value to an acceleration limit value. If a consecutive number N of the acceleration values is greater than or equal to the acceleration limit value, the accelerometer unit generates a movement signal. A processor operates between an active mode when it receives the movement signal from the accelerometer unit, and an inactive mode. The processor in the active mode emits an occupied signal if the status of the equipment is unoccupied. A power source supplies electrical power to the accelerometer unit and to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MYSEAT SAS
    Inventors: Yahya El-Iraki, Pierre Baptiste Landoin
  • Patent number: 10375171
    Abstract: Providing a registry of sensor devices may comprise obtaining a device, determining one or more information types returned by the device, determining one or more communication protocols used by the device for transmitting information, determining one or more encoding schemes used by the device to format the information, adding the device to the registry of sensor devices including at least the one or more information types, the one or more communication protocols and the one or more encoding schemes, and allowing access to the registry of sensor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wilfredo Ferre, Dimitri Kanevsky, Peter K. Malkin, Marc P. Yvon
  • Patent number: 10357185
    Abstract: A person support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, or the like, includes an exit detection system that utilizes an occupant motion parameter to determine whether to issue an alert or not. The motion parameter may be based on the weight and motion of the occupant. Successive positions of the occupant are determined in order to calculate a velocity of the occupant. In some embodiments, the kinetic energy of the occupant is used to determine if an alert should be issued. Objects positioned on the person support apparatus may also be detected and tracked. Auto-zeroing of a built-in scale, as well as automatic recognition of the removal, movement, and/or addition of objects is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Marko N. Kostic, Jonathan Mark Greenbank
  • Patent number: 10311707
    Abstract: An interactive wireless life safety communications system is disclosed. A central coordination server is linked to a first network, over which there is a connection to at least one resident life safety device at a specific location or for specific resident. An alarm signal is generated by the resident life safety device upon detection of an alarm condition and transmitted to the central coordination server. A caregiver communications device is connected to the central coordination server over a second network, and is receptive to an alarm notification that is generated by the central coordination server in response to the alarm signal. The caregiver communications device is also receptive to a caregiver user input, from which an action status response is generated for transmission to the central coordination server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Halverson, Richard E. Knecht
  • Patent number: 10306595
    Abstract: A method of selecting hopping target channels by a device except a wireless local area network device includes: selecting candidate channels having a received signal strength less than a set threshold signal strength from among channels included in an available frequency band; classifying the candidate channels into frequency regions based on a channel frequency of each of the candidate channels; and for each of the frequency regions, selecting at least one candidate channel included in a frequency region as a hopping target channel for the frequency region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HANWHA AEROSPACE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jimin Kim, Kiyong Jeon
  • Patent number: 10292129
    Abstract: Notifications for a group of portable communication device users are provided based on a meeting of two or more users. A current location of each member is obtained and it is determined whether two or more of the members are in a similar location by comparing the current locations. The notification is automatically generated, the notifications including information regarding the context of the meeting and one or more of the location of the meeting, the identities of the users at the meeting, a time of the meeting, and a status of the meeting. The notification is transmitted to other users in the group, the other users being users in the group that are not at the meeting location. An automatic response may be performed based on the context of the meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Life360, Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan Keil, Alexander Haro
  • Patent number: 10264391
    Abstract: A wireless tracking device can utilize a location detector, such as a GPS receiver or a short-range receiver, to provide locational information for the wireless tracking device. The wireless tracking device can transmit the locational information over a cellular network. Geofences can help manage location of the wireless tracking device. An analysis can be conducted at the wireless tracking device, at a server, or at some other appropriate location to assess integrity of the locational information. A determination as to whether the wireless tracking device is in an area can be based on the locational information and the integrity of the locational information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Numerex Corp.
    Inventors: Yoganand Rajala, Jeffery O. Smith
  • Patent number: 10251610
    Abstract: Contact tracing during an event is provided. Community interaction information for one or more clusters is determined. The community interaction information for a cluster correlates times and physical locations of one or more individuals within an area corresponding to the cluster. It is determined that a first individual has traveled from a first area corresponding to a first cluster to a second area corresponding to a second cluster. The determination is based, at least in part, on correlated times and physical locations of the first individual. One or more at-risk individuals is identified based, at least in part, on the community interaction information of the second cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kanagavalli Parthasarathy, Saritha S. Pillai, Marianne B. Rojo, Kishore Sethumadhavan, Ronny Syarif, Helen Tandiono
  • Patent number: 10231647
    Abstract: A person support apparatus includes one or more thermal image sensors whose outputs are analyzed to perform one or more functions. Such functions include automatically turning on a brake, automatically turning on one or more lights, detecting when a patient associated with the person support apparatus has fallen, enabling a propulsion system of the patient support apparatus to be used, automatically controlling one or more environmental controls, and/or automatically arming an exit detection system after entry of a patient onto the person support apparatus. Multiple thermal images may be generated from multiple sensors to generate stereoscopic thermal images of portions of the person support apparatus and its surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Marko N. Kostic, Jonathan Mark Greenbank, Christopher J. Cummings
  • Patent number: 10224902
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing thin RFID tags adapted to be mounted proximate an interfering substance, such as metal or liquid. Each tag comprises: a web substrate having a predetermined thickness; an antenna attached to the substrate; and an RFID integrated circuit connected to the antenna, the RFID integrated circuit comprising a tank circuit adapted to be tuned in response to an RF signal after the tag has been mounted proximate the interfering substance. In one embodiment, the tag is manufactured using roll-to-roll manufacturing technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: RFMicron, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Rokhsaz, Stanley Drobac
  • Patent number: 10171500
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system, apparatus, and method of platform security are describe. In some embodiments, a system comprises a manageability engine to detect if a software agent of the platform is removed and a software agent enclave, wherein the software agent enclave and manageability engine each include a specific session key to be used for communications between the software agent enclave and the manageability engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reshma Lal, Bin Cedric Xing
  • Patent number: 10169136
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for dynamic relational integrated intelligent monitoring and problem resolution of systems is provided. An IT environment is monitored for a first symptom. The first symptom is a malfunction of at least one component of a plurality of components. In response to determining a first measurement deviates from a reference value, a first component is determined to be the cause component. In response to determining a monitoring tier of the cause component is activated, a plurality of measurements is determined for the plurality of components. A component with the greatest number of activated monitoring tiers is identified and compared to the cause component. Probe data for the plurality of components is collected. A probe ripple is determined, based on one or more components affected by the malfunction. A root cause of the first symptom is reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Arunachalam Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 10153057
    Abstract: A system and method for generating and using a wearable device profile are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: a retention mechanism including an attachment mechanism configured to attach the retention mechanism to a body part of a user; a memory device for storage of information indicative of the location of the body part in a wearable device profile; and a data interface for communicating the wearable device profile to another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Glen J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10149098
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for location tracking are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of receiving, from a computing device that is configured to receive radio signals from beacons, beacon data that includes data identifying a corresponding beacon and data identifying a power level of a corresponding radio signal. The actions further include receiving, from the computing device, sensor data collected by a sensor that is located on the computing device. The actions further include based on the beacon data, determining a location of the corresponding beacon. The actions further include based on the sensor data, adjusting the location of the corresponding beacon. The actions further include generating a user interface that identifies the corresponding beacon and the adjusted location. The actions further include providing, for output, the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Mark Slater, John Roe, Kari Juhani Kuisma, Andrew Jordan, John J. Chooracken, Philip Vann
  • Patent number: 10104507
    Abstract: Systems and methods locating and operating a portable device mounted to a garment. One method includes receiving, with an electronic processor, a signal from a communication line of a plurality of communication lines integrated within the garment. The method also includes determining, with the electronic processor, a location, on the garment, of the portable device based on the signal. The method also includes determining, with the electronic processor, an operational mode for the portable device based on the location. The method also includes adjusting, with the electronic processor, operation of the portable device based on the operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Ellis A. Pinder
  • Patent number: 10068398
    Abstract: A check-in and tethering system for monitoring persons such as released in court-ordered supervised programs and a method for operating such a system is disclosed. The system includes a tethered mobile device that provides a check-in procedure that requires a response from a user of the tethered mobile device in the form of at least one of a device identifier from a monitored tethered device attached to the user, a biometric response, or a performed action by the user. The tethered mobile device determines whether the response is valid and transmits a notification to a monitoring center in response to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen L. Hodge
  • Patent number: 10068116
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to facilitate proximity detection and location tracking. An example method includes receiving messages collected by a badge in an environment, the messages including signal strength and a timestamp. The example method also includes assigning a location in the environment to the badge based on a first subset of the messages. The example method also includes identifying an asset in a second subset of the messages. The example method also includes updating a current location associated with the asset based on a relative proximity of the asset to the badge, wherein the current location corresponds to a first time and the updated location corresponds to a second time, and wherein a change in location between the current location and the updated location indicates movement of the asset in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Brandon Stephen Good, Charles Burton Theurer, Shaopeng Liu, Robert Lee Wallace
  • Patent number: 10057714
    Abstract: A system for generating a geofence may include a server that receives location data for an area of interest from a client device. In some embodiments, the system may determine at least two boundary coordinates for the area of interest based on the received location data. The system also may determine an anchor point for a geofence and/or a geofence size based on the at least two boundary coordinates. The at least two boundary coordinates may be opposite corners of the area of interest and the anchor point may be a coordinate between the at least two boundary coordinates. The system also may apply an adjustment factor to determine the size of the geofence. The adjustment factor may be determined based on the distance between the at least two boundary coordinates. Other implementations also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Contagious Atmosphere LLC
    Inventors: Ian L. Cali, Earl Lacsamana
  • Patent number: 10040458
    Abstract: A device has a measuring device, in particular an alcohol-measuring device (3), for measuring the state of intoxication of a test subject and for generating a corresponding measured value. A camera (5) is provided for recording an image with the face of the test subject. A control unit (4) is configured to store the measured value together with the image in a memory unit (10). An analyzer (12) is configured such that the analyzer can identify a face and/or a defined, fixed pattern in the image. A follow-up action is triggered by the analyzer (12) when a face and/or pattern could not be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Stefan Morley, Peter Michels, Martin Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10033543
    Abstract: A method for security and/or automation systems is described. In some embodiments, the method may include detecting departure data relating to at least one of an occupant and a premises, identifying a likelihood of an absence in relation to the premises based at least in part on the departure data, and sending a confirmation request based at least in part on the identifying for the occupant associated with the premises to confirm the absence. In some cases, the absence may include the premises being unoccupied for at least a portion of a predetermined time period. The predetermined time period may include at least one night.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy B Warren, Matthew J. Eyring, James E. Nye