House Arrest System, Wandering, Or Wrong Place Patents (Class 340/573.4)
  • Patent number: 11183038
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for unlocking a security tag that is connected to an article. The apparatus includes an unlocking device configured to provide an unlock signal or force to a security tag allowing for the security tag to be removed from the article. The apparatus further includes an unlocking surface disposed between the unlocking device and the security tag and an alignment feature configured to indicate a detachment zone that corresponds with a source of the unlock signal or force, wherein placing the tag in the detachment allows for the unlocking device to provide an unlock signal or force to the security device to allow the security tag to be removed from the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Channing E. Miller, Adam S. Bergman
  • Patent number: 11176767
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-storage media, for managing geospatial boundaries. In some implementations, an identification of a user is scanned. Based on the scan, information corresponding to the user is retrieved. The user is then registered using the retrieved information corresponding to the user. Location data is obtained. A determination is made that the user is proximate to a geographic boundary. The location data and at least a portion of the information corresponding to the user is transmitted to an access control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: eIngot LLC
    Inventor: William J. Raduchel
  • Patent number: 11147477
    Abstract: A sensor bed pad has a plurality of layers including an outermost layer made of a flexible material and a pair of inner layers, wherein each inner layer has an electrically conductive material thereon. A central layer is positioned between the pair of inner layers, wherein the inner layers are made of cloth, and wherein the central layer has a plurality of openings extending therethrough. The electrical conductive material of one of the inner layers contacts the electrical conductive material of the other inner layer through the openings in the central layer when a force is applied to the sensor bed pad to complete an electrical circuit between the inner layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Rondish Company Limited
    Inventor: Steven Alfred Williams
  • Patent number: 11132412
    Abstract: Methods and systems for receiving docketing data are disclosed. The methods and systems perform operations comprising: obtaining, by a first party, a patent file wrapper from a publicly accessible database of patent records, the patent-file wrapper including a plurality of patent documents; receiving, from the first party, user input that tags a patent document of the plurality of patent documents in the patent file wrapper, wherein the patent document that is tagged is associated with a patent activity that occurred within a threshold period of time: and transmitting, to a second party by the first party, a communication that includes the tagged patent document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Black Hills IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Lundberg, Thomas G. Marlow
  • Patent number: 11128680
    Abstract: Methods and systems of the invention relate to automation of certain fiduciary tasks using machine learning techniques, including generation of corporate meeting minute documents in compliance with legal and organizational requirements. In part, these methods and systems use pre-trained machine learning based data model. The invention monitors and can proactively control meetings to ensure agenda completion among meeting participants and to create meeting minutes, among other tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: FIDUCIARY.AI INC.
    Inventor: John K. Nawrocki
  • Patent number: 11116423
    Abstract: The invention provides a patient monitoring system for monitoring a patient in a bed. A video camera is used for capturing video images of the patient. Video analysis is used to determine and track the position of body parts of the patient including the hands. This analysis is enhanced by using sensors which detect interaction by the patient with pieces of equipment in the vicinity of the bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Adrienne Heinrich, Thomas Falck, Esther Marjan Van Der Heide, Yingrong Xie, Frank Mueller
  • Patent number: 11087280
    Abstract: Methods and media for predicting responses to discovery questions while interviewing a user. Embodiments of the invention begin by collecting information about the user from various sources. Factors affecting likely responses to discovery questions are identified and a score for each discovery question is determined. These scores may be adjusted as additional information is gathered and as the user answers other interview questions. Then, for each discovery question, the score is compared to a first threshold. If the score is above that first threshold, then the discovery question can be skipped. Otherwise the score is compared to a second, lower threshold. If the score is above that threshold, the likely answer to the discovery question can be presented to the user to confirm. Otherwise, the discovery question is presented to the user to answer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HRB Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric R. Roebuck
  • Patent number: 11069223
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device including: a processing unit configured to determine whether to make a report on the basis of a detection result of a sensor, and cause report information indicating report contents to be transmitted by broadcasting on the basis of a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takayuki Sakabayashi
  • Patent number: 11057733
    Abstract: A method of determining the location of a user in an area. A user requests a transmitting device from a transmitter providing device. The transmitter providing device associates an identification code with the user, and the transmitting device transmits that identification code. One or more of receiving devices receive the identification code transmitted by the transmitting device, and send details of the received identification code to the user location determining device. The user location determining device then determines the location of the user, using the received details from the one or more receiving devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: AKSOR
    Inventor: Thibaud Donelle
  • Patent number: 11044361
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a monitoring environment that monitors an activity for activity that may be indicative of being prohibited by the local, the state, and/or the national governing authorities, namely suspicious activity, or activity that is prohibited by the local, the state, and/or the national governing authorities, namely prohibited activity. The monitoring environment verifies the activity is actually being monitored within the monitoring environment. The verification can require one or more monitoring persons monitoring the activity to perform one or more tasks to verify their attentiveness in monitoring the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 11013927
    Abstract: Patient support apparatuses, such as beds, cots, stretchers, chairs, or the like, include wireless communication systems that are adapted to communicate with a non-local wireless receiver positioned outside of the healthcare facility and not associated with the healthcare facility. A computer positioned within the healthcare facility and coupled a local area network of the healthcare facility receives messages from the patient support apparatuses that have been forwarded by the non-local wireless receiver to the local area network. In some embodiments, the wireless receiver is local and positioned within the healthcare facility. In such instances, a second computer, such as a server, forwards a first subset of the patient support apparatus messages to a first computer via the local area network and a second subset of the patient support apparatus messages to a device remote from the healthcare facility. Patient support apparatuses that communicate using visible light are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Hayes
  • Patent number: 11005542
    Abstract: Invention that uses over-sampling of the Analog to Digital Converter to produce additional synthetic vector signal samples that are used to construct high dimensional Signal Data Vectors and Calibration Steering Vectors, that are used to synthetically increase the effective size of the original real array which results in the generation of a narrower array beamwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Mano D. Judd
  • Patent number: 10984645
    Abstract: Offender location tracking devices have evolved to a point where they are wearable computers. Modern smartwatches are also wearable computers and can be used as offender tracking devices; however, they have the limitation of not being able to detect if they are being tampered with or are removed. A novel security band of the present invention can be used in conjunction with a commercially available smartwatch. The security band of the present invention is able to detect if it is cut or removed and is able to wirelessly notify a smartwatch or optional smartphone. The notification is then relayed to a monitoring center or supervising authority using a cellular telephone network or other wireless communication method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Wojcik, Arthur Jacob Gigler
  • Patent number: 10952644
    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: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Hayes, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Jonathan Mark Greenbank
  • Patent number: 10952029
    Abstract: An intelligent tracking system generally includes one or more tracking devices, some of which may be passive tracking devices. Each passive tracking device includes one or more transceivers and is energized by an energizing signal. Some of these passive tracking devices may operate in a first communication mode or a second communication mode based on the energizing signal. Some tracking devices may include encryption modules or authentication modules. Some of these devices may incorporate a bulk acoustic wave oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CULVERT-IOT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dean Mamoru Kawaguchi, Alberto Vidal, Edward John Boling, Prasad Panchalan, Edward Maurice Farrell
  • Patent number: 10944803
    Abstract: A resident of a controlled-environment facility is provided with messaging-initiated interactive sessions. A non-resident records a message for a resident. At a later time, the resident requests use of a resident device. Use of the resident device is authorized and the resident is notified of the message from the non-resident. The message is presented to the resident for review via the resident device. If requested by the resident, approval for an interactive session between the resident and the non-resident is determined. The immediate availability of the non-resident for the requested interactive session is determined. If the non-resident is available, a request is issued to the non-resident for the approved interactive session. The non-resident may be notified of the remaining time the resident has access has access to the resident device and may be presented an option for the approved interactive session during this time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth D. Johnston, Jr., John Mannewitz
  • Patent number: 10939819
    Abstract: One aspect of the apparatus comprising, a sensor configured to acquire a biological signal of a user, and a controller configured to, determine whether the biological signal is continuously outside a predetermined range for a first time period, after determining that the biological signal has been continuously outside the predetermined range for the first time period, then determine whether the biological signal is inside the predetermined range, and activate an alarm if the controller has determined that (i) the biological signal has been outside the predetermined range for the first time period, and (ii) the biological signal has been continuously inside the predetermined range for a second time period, the second time period being longer than the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takamasa Kogure
  • Patent number: 10932088
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media for report identification and power control for ranging in a wireless network are disclosed. An apparatus of a responding station (RSTA) is disclosed, where the apparatus comprises processing circuitry configured to perform ranging with a initiating stations (ISTAs) and maintain a separate sounding dialogue token for each of the ISTAs and transmit a corresponding sounding dialogue token for a ISTA in a trigger frame for ranging and sounding or a null data packet announcement (NDPA) frame, and in a responding to initiating location measurement report. Apparatuses of RSTAs and ISTAS are disclosed that perform power control management during non-trigger-based ranging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Dibakar Das, Jonathan Segev, Chittabrata Ghosh, Ganesh Venkatesan, Feng Jiang, Qinghua Li, Xiaogang Chen, Eran Segev, Huaning Niu, Shlomi Vituri, Elad Oren, Chen Kojokaro
  • Patent number: 10928496
    Abstract: A sensor includes at least one transmitting station including a transmission antenna; a plurality of receiving stations each including a reception array antenna; a first circuit that extracts, from signals observed by the reception array antenna of each of the plurality of receiving stations, living-body components, which are signal components transmitted from the transmission antenna and reflected by at least one living body; a second circuit that calculates, from the extracted living-body components, a plurality of position spectral functions, which are evaluation functions for evaluating a position of the at least one living body when viewed from the plurality of respective receiving stations; and a third circuit that integrates the plurality of calculated position spectral functions into one position spectral function, and calculates at least one maximum value of the position spectral function obtained as a result of integration to estimate the position of the at least one living body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoichi Iizuka, Takeshi Nakayama, Naoki Honma
  • Patent number: 10925518
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light-weight, small and portable ambulatory sensor for measuring and monitoring a person's physical activity. Based on these measurements and computations, the invented system quantifies the subject's physical activity, quantifies the subject's gait, determines his or her risk of falling, and automatically detects falls. The invention combines the features of portability, high autonomy, and real-time computational capacity. High autonomy is achieved by using only accelerometers, which have low power consumption rates as compared with gyroscope-based systems. Accelerometer measurements, however, contain significant amounts of noise, which must be removed before further analysis. The invention therefore uses novel time-frequency filters to denoise the measurements, and in conjunction with biomechanical models of human movement, perform the requisite computations, which may also be done in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BBY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bijan Najafi, Ashkan Vaziri, Ali-Reza Boloori
  • Patent number: 10891586
    Abstract: Systems and methods of detecting, identifying, and classifying objects positioned on a shelf are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a sensor pad comprises a plurality of electrical contacts disposed in the pad as a matrix of rows and columns of electrical contacts. Further, each contact corresponds to a different surface area of the pad and has a first electrical conductor positioned on a first layer and a second electrical conductor positioned opposite to the first conductor on a second layer. Also, at least one of the first and second conductors is operable to vary in resistance or capacitance based on an amount of pressure applied to that conductor. In addition, each contact is configured to enable an electrical connection between the first and second conductors with a resistance or capacitance that varies based on an amount of pressure applied to a corresponding area of the pad when an object is positioned on that pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Smart Supervision System LLC
    Inventors: Anton Kramarov, Yevgeni Tsirulnik
  • Patent number: 10893383
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and methods for diagnosing monitoring system equipment functionality. In some instances, a first test command is provided to a user attached monitor device and a second test command is provided to a user detached monitor device. A first test result is received from the user attached monitor device and a second test result is received from the user detached monitor device. A combination of the first test result and the second test result is analyzed to determine an operation status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Joseph P. Newell, Dustin Pettit, Mike Cooke
  • Patent number: 10885753
    Abstract: A anti-theft device with a remote alarm feature is provided. The device is configured to attach to an item of retail merchandise and detect when a predetermined motion and light condition are met which together are indicative of a potential retail theft. Upon detection, the device is configured to generate a local alarm, and send a radio frequency to a remote device to generate an alarm at the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Fasteners for Retail, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent O. Ewing, Chan Chor Man, Thomas O. Nagel
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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