House Arrest System, Wandering, Or Wrong Place Patents (Class 340/573.4)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10015773
    Abstract: A prompting method using an electronic device includes detecting whether the electronic device receives a new event. A number of times that new events of the electronic device are not processed is calculated when the received new event is not processed. A prompting device is controlled to transmit a notice of the received new event according to the calculated number of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Chen-Hsuan Yin
  • Patent number: 10004042
    Abstract: A location information transmission apparatus includes a location information measuring unit configured to receive a radio wave from outside to acquire location data, a storage unit configured to store the location data, a location information transmitting unit configured to transmit the location data stored in the storage unit to the outside, a movement detecting unit configured to detect an amount of movement, and a transmission control unit configured to, in a case where the movement detecting unit detects an amount of movement equal to or greater than a predetermined amount, cause the location data to be transmitted from the location information transmitting unit to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9999375
    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: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Hayes, Krishna Sandeep Bhimavarapu, Jonathan Mark Greenbank
  • Patent number: 9959159
    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: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Arunachalam Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 9925387
    Abstract: A remote alarm for use with a wearable defibrillator. The remote alarm may be a wearable remote device including a strap for disposing the wearable remote device on a wrist of a patient and communications circuitry disposed in the wearable remote device to wirelessly communicate with the wearable defibrillator. The wearable remote device may be configured to receive alarms, voice messages and prompts issued by the wearable defibrillator and to repeat those alarms, voice messages and prompts in a manner that can more easily be perceived by a patient wearing the wearable defibrillator or a bystander. The wearable remote device may further be configured to take certain actions depending upon the content of the communication, such as sending a telephone message to alert emergency personnel to the identity, location and medical condition of the patient, or sending an email to a friend, caregiver, or relative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Kaib, Shane S. Volpe, Richard A. Rattanni
  • Patent number: 9922236
    Abstract: Eyeglasses include a left lens, a right lens and an IMU sensor and a GPS unit. A camera and a memory are coupled to the eyeglasses. A processor is connected to the IMU, the GPS unit and the at least one camera and is adapted to recognize objects by analyzing image data based on the stored object data and inertial measurement data or location data. The processor is also adapted to determine a desirable event based on the object, previously determined user data, and a time. The processor is also adapted to determine a destination based on the determined desirable event and determine a navigation path for navigating the eyeglasses to the destination based on the determined destination, image data, and inertial measurement data or location data. The processor is also adapted to determine output data based on the determined navigation path. A speaker is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Moore, Joseph M. A. Djugash, Yasuhiro Ota
  • Patent number: 9912821
    Abstract: A system for customizing time limits for inmate communications in a correctional facility is disclosed. The system includes a profile subsystem that stores an inmate profile of the inmate and a communication processing subsystem comprising one or more processors configured to receive data of an inmate communication of an inmate, identify a type of communication device of the inmate and a call recipient of the inmate communication based on the data of the inmate communication, retrieve the inmate profile of the inmate form the profile subsystem, identify a plurality of behaviors of the inmate based on the inmate profile, determine a time limit based on at least one of the type of communication device, the call recipient of the inmate communication, and the plurality of behaviors of the inmate, and assign the time limit to the inmate communication of the inmate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 9913085
    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 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Mark Slater, John Roe, Kari Juhani Kuisma, Andrew Jordan, John J. Chooracken, Philip Vann
  • Patent number: 9894662
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process for detecting power levels of signals of a group of signals that lie within a wideband channel, wherein the detecting of the power levels is according to an analysis order for the group of channels, determining an adaptive threshold based on power levels of at least some of the signals, and detecting interference associated with a channel of the group of channels based on the adaptive threshold. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ISCO INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Charles E. Jagger, Mark N. Willetts, Micolino Tobia
  • Patent number: 9876693
    Abstract: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided. In one embodiment, the location of computing entities can be monitored to determine whether they are within a configurable distance from each other. In another embodiment, direct communications with each other can be monitored. The locations or communications can be used to initiate specific actions/steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Mark J. Davidson
  • Patent number: 9859937
    Abstract: A child's intelligent watch with a video call function includes a shell, watchbands, a battery, a mainboard assembly, a display screen assembly, a battery cover, a power button and a Home button and further comprises a camera module, wherein the watchbands are arranged on the two sides of the shell, the battery and the mainboard assembly are arranged in the shell, the display screen assembly is embedded in the front surface of the shell and connected with the mainboard assembly, the battery cover is embedded in the back side of the shell, and the power button and the Home button are arranged on the surface of one side of the shell; the camera module is arranged in the shell and electrically connected with the mainboard assembly, and the front end of the camera module is located in the front surface of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: DOKI TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Casper Chien
  • Patent number: 9826344
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining whether a mobile device was within a specified area and for providing a location history of a mobile device are disclosed. A request may be received from a device which inquires about the location history of a mobile device. The request may include a time period and/or a location. The relevant location history of the device may be determined and provided in response. A request may also be received which inquires whether a mobile device was within a known alert area. The location history of the device may be correlated to the alert area and a response provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: DeWayne Allan Sennett, Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 9814637
    Abstract: Various implementations of a patient monitoring assembly may be useful in preventing pressure ulcers, monitoring of air cushion inflation, estimating physical activity and energy expenditure and managing body weight of a patient seated on the assembly. The patient monitoring assembly may be installed on a manual or powered wheelchair, for example, and continuously monitors and provides feedback to the patient and/or caregiver about whether the patient is engaging in pressure relief activities while seated on a cushion of the assembly, whether the patient's activities are in accordance with clinical guidelines for pressure relief, the amount of calories expended over a period of time and the weight and weight distribution of the patient seated on the assembly. The feedback may be provided in substantially real time via an interface on the wheelchair and/or via a remotely located computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama
    Inventor: Edward Sazonov
  • Patent number: 9814425
    Abstract: A monitoring system includes a wearable appliance; and a processor coupled to the wearable appliance to analyze vital data or wellness data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Bao Tran
  • Patent number: 9805592
    Abstract: This presentation provides methods to track pedestrians heading angle using smart phone data. Tracking heading angle especially at or from stationary position is key for pedestrian safety, e.g., for smart cross system and pedestrian collision mitigation system. It provides pedestrian-to-vehicle (P2V) platform. It deploys smart phones or mobile devices, equipped with DSRC (Dedicated short range communication) support, to act as beacons for pedestrians: Phone can alert driver to pedestrian presence in path; Pedestrian Basic Safety Message (BSM) can aid awareness for vehicles; It can be used for bicycles, as well. It also provides pedestrian-to-infrastructure (P2I) platform. Smart phone, through DSRC/cellular, transmits pedestrian presence to crosswalks/signals: It enables advanced crosswalk lighting/warning scheme; It enables bundling of pedestrian presence to vehicles. In this presentation, we provide various examples and variations on these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Savari, Inc.
    Inventors: Faroog Ibrahim, Navin Chandra Rao Katta
  • Patent number: 9773401
    Abstract: A wearable device may connect to a wearable device over a short-range wireless connection. The user device may receive sensor data from the wearable device, where the wearable device has sensors. The user device may determine that a safety alert parameter has been met, and in response generate an audible alarm. The device may then determine that the connection between the user device and the wearable device has been disconnected, and in response, generate a second audible alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John J. Auvenshine, Perry J. Gallo, Scott W. Hughes
  • Patent number: 9761143
    Abstract: Collision avoidance systems and methods. In some embodiments the collision avoidance systems may include a magnetic field generator for generating a low frequency oscillating magnetic field, and a magnetic field detector, wherein the system is configured to determine a relative speed between the magnetic field generator and the detector using magnetic speed pings generated by the magnetic field generator. In other embodiments, the methods may include generating a low frequency oscillating magnetic field from a magnetic field generator, detecting the magnetic field from a magnetic field detector, and determining a relative speed between the magnetic field generator and the detector using magnetic speed pings generated by the magnetic field generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Strata Safety Products, LLC
    Inventors: Tom Michaud, Michael Berube, Brian Dunkin, David Hakins, Dwayne Towery, Gary Herda
  • Patent number: 9756467
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing sensitive data stored on a wireless computing device associated with a geofence. The system or method identifies sensitive data stored on the wireless computing device, defines a geofence based at least in part on a parameter associated with a user of the wireless computing device, continuously or periodically determines the location of the wireless computing device relative to the first geofence, and modifies, if the wireless computing device is located outside the first geofence, the identified sensitive data on the wireless computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gene L. Brown, Brendan F. Coffey, Christopher J. Dawson, Clifford V. Harris
  • Patent number: 9742467
    Abstract: Disclosed are near-field communication system, method and terminal. The near-field communication system includes a first terminal and a second terminal configured to: when it is detected that a coupling capacitance between the first terminal and the second terminal is less than a predetermined value, adjust a connection of a driving channel and/or a sensing channel of the second terminal, to adjust the coupling capacitance between the second terminal and the first terminal; and establish communication between the second terminal and the first terminal when it is detected that the coupling capacitance between the first terminal and the second terminal is greater than or equal to the predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bincheng Que, Zhichuan Liao, Cheng Wang, Xiaojun Chen
  • Patent number: 9706355
    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: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Contagious Atmosphere LLC
    Inventors: Ian L. Cali, Earl Lacsamana
  • Patent number: 9699634
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking a person is presented. A system includes an electronic device to be carried by a person that is used to notify one or more remote users that the person is to begin a journey from a starting point to a remote point. The electronic device can detect that the person has not moved for a predetermined time period a predetermined distance. When this happens, the electronic device sends non-movement messages to the one or more remote users informing them that the person has not move for a predetermined time period a predetermined distance. The electronic device provides a warning message that the non-movement messages will be sent and sends them if there was no response to the warning message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ROAD ID, INC.
    Inventors: Edward Wimmer, Patrick Rabice
  • Patent number: 9679464
    Abstract: A system for monitoring the hand sanitizing opportunities in hospital wards (1), the system (1) comprising a plurality of sensors (8, 9, 10) arranged inside a ward (2), capable of detecting at least one hand sanitizing action according to a set of hand sanitizing opportunities, the system (1) further comprising at least one indication device (7) of the hand sanitizing action related to the set of hand sanitizing opportunities. The present invention further relates to a method of monitoring the hand sanitizing opportunities in wards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignees: SOCIEDADE BENEFICENTE ISRAELITA BRASILEIRA HOSPITAL ALBERT EINSTEIN, I-HEALTHSYS PRODUTOS MÉDICOS LTDA-ME
    Inventors: Alexandre Rodrigues Marra, Julio Cesar Martin Monte, Marcelo Prado, Eder Issao Ishibe, Tales Roberto de Souza Santini, Caio Moraes Zanon, Felipe Kermentz Ferraz Costa, Guilherme Machado Gagliardi, Renaldo Massini Junior
  • Patent number: 9668095
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for adaptive monitoring of physical movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph P. Newell, James J. Jr. Buck
  • Patent number: 9658068
    Abstract: Position and proximity detection systems and methods are disclosed. According to an aspect, a computing device may include a processor configured to determine a position coordinate of a first movable device. Further, the processor is configured to determine whether the position coordinate of the first movable device is a predetermined distance from a second movable device. The processor is also configured to signal the second movable device in response to determining that the position coordinate of the first movable device is a predetermined distance from a second movable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Ernest Troxler
  • Patent number: 9649073
    Abstract: Systems and methods can support usage modeling and the intelligent management of patient alarms. An alarm management system can maintain models of patient alarm operations. Modeling parameters related to clinical user behavior and modeling parameters related to alarm context can be incorporated into the models of patient alarm operations. The models of patient alarm operations can inform rules associated with intelligent alarm management. The rules may be applied to the presentation of alarms to the clinical users via mobile computing devices. The rules may also be applied to the interpretation of alarm responses from the clinical users. The rules may be adapted by the alarm management system to improve metrics of alarm efficacy and/or metrics of patient health outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Voalte, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin King, Sethumadavan Sanjay-Gopal, Michael G. Sica, Philip N. Fibiger, Donnie C. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 9654620
    Abstract: Systems and methods which detect unauthorized, impermissible, or otherwise undesired call activity through the use of one or more third party databases are shown. For example, a controlled environment facility information management system may access a database external thereto, such as a victim notification database, which is created and maintained by a third party unrelated to the controlled environment facility. Such third party database access may be accomplished at the point of call validation or caller verification for determining the treatment of the call (e.g., allowed, blocked, allowed with limitations, etcetera). Such call treatment determinations may be made with respect a particular prisoner or other resident of the controlled environment facility making the call, may be made with respect to all calls made from a particular controlled environment facility, may be made with respect to a group of controlled environment facilities, etcetera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert L. Rae, John J. Viola, Richard Falcone
  • Patent number: 9564036
    Abstract: A system and method that detects a presence of a child in a car seat comprises a pad and a receiver. The pad comprises a communication element, a unique identifier, a power source, a switch configured to adapt a power state from “off” to “on” by means of a child closing the switch disposed between the pad's power source and the pad's communication element. The receiver comprises an analysis element storing the unique identifier of at least one pad and a communication element in communication with at least one pad when the pad is powered “on”. The receiver determines a presence state of a child in the car seat when the receiver is in communication with the powered pad. The receiver determines the presence state when the receiver loses communication with the pad. The receiver further generates notifications with the determined child's presence state in the car seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Inventors: Grant Edward Anders Striemer, Maria Michelle Striemer
  • Patent number: 9558645
    Abstract: Methods of trend analysis for information related to released criminal offenders, the methods include accessing geospatial location information including date and time information for released criminal offenders and identifying repeated visits by one of the released criminal offenders within a defined proximity of a particular geospatial location, identifying a movement pattern of one of the released criminal offenders, correlating the movements of one the released criminal offenders to the movements of a subscriber, correlating the proximity of one of the released criminal offenders to a location where criminal activity has occurred, or comparing the geospatial location with previous activity of the released offender to predict potential future criminal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Hoyt M. Layson
  • Patent number: 9549705
    Abstract: A person monitoring system is operable to predict the onset of an adverse condition of a person. The system receives first information corresponding to a feature of a person support apparatus and second information corresponding to a physiological characteristic of the person. The system calculates a condition score as a function of the first and second information. In some instances, the system alerts a caregiver if the condition score exceeds a predetermined threshold. Alternatively or additionally, the person monitoring system alerts a caregiver when a person supported on a person support apparatus is regaining consciousness by monitoring one or more of a change in position, a heart rate, and a respiration rate. A person monitoring system that monitors a person's quality of sleep and presents information concerning the quality of sleep to one or more interested parties is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl W. Riley, Timothy J. Receveur, David L. Ribble
  • Patent number: 9524480
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hygiene behaviour support system for enhancing a person's hand hygiene after a toilet visit. Visual LED indicators are provided on a water tap, soap dispenser, paper dispenser and disinfectant dispender to attract the attention of the user to the respective item. Sensors on the items activate the dispensers and register completion of each task, in order to activate the next indicator on the next item, thereby sequentially guiding the user through a complete hygiene procedure. The disinfectant dispenser is connected with the closing mechanism of the door, so that only after the disinfectant is sensed to have been dispensed, the door will open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: BERENDSEN A/S
    Inventor: Jarl Christensen
  • Patent number: 9524595
    Abstract: A system and method for identity verification in a detention environment and for tracking information between individuals in a detention environment with individuals who are not in the detention environment across disparate functional systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Intelmate LLC
    Inventors: Richard Torgersrud, Kevin O'Neil, Christopher Ditto, Grant Gongaware, Kevin E. Krauss, Erik Petersen
  • Patent number: 9523758
    Abstract: A first user device transmits a first signal, and a second user device transmits a second signal. A processing unit receives the first signal and the second signal. The processing unit identifies the first user device as an active target and the second user device as an active tracking device based on a predefined rule set including a plurality of selection criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Alan Stensland, Kevin Luke Mace, David Mark McClelland
  • Patent number: 9503860
    Abstract: Systems and methods may include receiving first motion data corresponding to a first object and receiving second motion data corresponding to a second object. The systems and methods may include determining whether the second object is following the first object based on the first motion data and the second motion data. The systems and methods may include receiving additional information corresponding to the second object. The systems and methods may include determining whether the second object poses a risk to the first object based on the additional information. The systems and methods may include performing processes in response to determining that the second object is following the first object and poses a risk to the first object. Such processes may include providing a notification to a subscribing party. The notification may indicate that the second object is following the first object and poses a risk to the first object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Serguei Mankovskii, Steven L. Greenspan, Maria C. Velez-Rojas
  • Patent number: 9492690
    Abstract: Method and system are disclosed for determining conditions of components that are removably coupled to articles of personal protection equipment (PPE) by tracking the components against predetermined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael E. Hamerly, Lawrence J. Ptasienski, Neal A. Rakow, Cristina U. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9497589
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing sensitive data stored on a wireless computing device associated with a geofence. The system or method identifies sensitive data stored on the wireless computing device, defines a geofence based at least in part on a parameter associated with a user of the wireless computing device, continuously or periodically determines the location of the wireless computing device relative to the first geofence, and modifies, if the wireless computing device is located outside the first geofence, the identified sensitive data on the wireless computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gene L. Brown, Brendan F. Coffey, Christopher J. Dawson, Clifford V. Harris