House Arrest System, Wandering, Or Wrong Place Patents (Class 340/573.4)
  • Patent number: 11540087
    Abstract: A tracker that conserves battery power by keeping its cellular module off as long as its modules determine there is no need to turn the cellular module on. The modules include those for detecting motion, detecting whether the tracker is within confines of a geofence, detecting whether the GPS coordinates of the tracker correspond to those most common from past use or correspond to those for work/home, detecting whether wireless connectivity is available other then via a cellular network) and detecting whether the tracker is more than a predetermined distance away from a user's cellular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: David Tropper
  • Patent number: 11526566
    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: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Black Hills IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Steven W. Lundberg, Thomas G. Marlow
  • Patent number: 11501629
    Abstract: An automated alert system, device and method designed to deliver crisis notifications within seconds to law enforcement personnel. The alert system and method is designed to enhance the response time to an active shooter scenario, thereby minimizing the number of causalities or victims associated with such dangerous scenarios. The system and method uses combination of various hardware components, cellular automation and partnership with first responders to provide an advanced alert system which ensures quick responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ALERT PATENT HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Hector Delgado, Devon Bradley, Adam Smith
  • Patent number: 11497884
    Abstract: A smart power hub for a sleep aid device includes a data communication system for transmitting and receiving data between the sleep aid device and a user communication device and/or network. The data communication system may include a network module for providing wireless data communication access to the user communication device and/or network with respect to the sleep aid device. The smart power hub may be in data communication with the sleep aid device via a wired connection. The wired connection may include a cable having length greater than two meters. The smart power hub may also include a power system for transmitting power to the sleep aid device. The cable may also couple the power system to the sleep aid device for delivering a supply of power to the sleep aid device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: HB Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Fornell
  • Patent number: 11501402
    Abstract: Dynamic geofence zones may be deployed and updated for a ride sharing service. At least one set of dynamic geofence zones may be created which are associated with a ride sharing service. At least one time period may be set for the at least one set of dynamic geofence zones. The at least one set of dynamic geofence zones may be deployed. The at least one set of dynamic geofence zones may be updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing DiDi Infinity Technology and Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huaiyu Zhu, Kang Yuan, Dong Li, Jing Chen
  • Patent number: 11496621
    Abstract: Disclosed is a secure telephone call management system for authenticating users of a telephone system in an institutional facility. Authentication of the users is accomplished by using a personal identification number, preferably in conjunction with speaker independent voice recognition and speaker dependent voice identification. When a user first enters the system, the user speaks his or her name which is used as a sample voice print. During each subsequent use of the system, the user is required to speak his or her name. Voice identification software is used to verify that the provided speech matches the sample voice print. The secure system includes accounting software to limit access based on funds in a user's account or other related limitations. Management software implements widespread or local changes to the system and can modify or set any number of user account parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 11443599
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide a portable alert device are disclosed herein. The system may include a key component that includes a connector extending from a first side and a base component. The key component is shaped with a first indent and a second indent on opposite sides. The base component includes: a back piece shaped with a first ledge and a second ledge opposite the first ledge that extend out of an interior of the back piece; a front piece that joins with the back piece to enclose a portion of the key component so that the first ledge is positioned within the first indent and the second ledge is positioned with the second indent, the first ledge within the first indent and the second ledge within the second indent prevent the key component from entirely disengaging with the base component; a transceiver; and alert components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Birdie Love LLC
    Inventors: Alison Peters, Amy Ferber
  • Patent number: 11443607
    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: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Binatone Electronics International Limited
    Inventor: Kenji Yum
  • Patent number: 11430316
    Abstract: A wearable device and a system for tracking the wearable device may enhance safety and peace of mind for a parent or caretaker of a child or other individual. The system may include a computing device, such as a smartphone, executing an application that provides alerts based on a distance between the computing device and the wearable device exceeding a threshold distance, based on the wearable device crossing a define geographic boundary, or one or more similar triggers. The wearable device may include an input button that allows a user of the wearable device to send a signal to the computing device of the parent or caretaker. An alert on the computing device might be disabled by pressing the input button on the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Claudia Lucia Alvarez
  • Patent number: 11423763
    Abstract: A tracking system determines if a tracking device is located within a safe zone based on whether a set of safe conditions are satisfied. The set of safe conditions includes a geographic boundary or a geographic location and corresponding threshold distance. The set of safe conditions can also include a time window during which a safe zone is active. When a tracking device is within a safe zone (e.g., geographically and temporally), the tracking device is determined to be safe, and notifications associated with the tracking device can be minimized. The safe zones may be user-selected, user-defined, or determined based on data analytics. If a set of safe conditions are not satisfied, the tracking system generates and sends a notification to the user of the tracking device indicating that the tracking device may be lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Doxey, Arunkumar Puppala, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 11418749
    Abstract: A solid-state image pick-up device of the present disclosure includes a pixel array unit obtained by disposing a plurality of unit pixels, each of which includes a photoelectric conversion unit, in a matrix form, an amplifier unit that adjusts a level of a pixel signal output from a unit pixel through a vertical signal line provided to correspond to column arrangement of the pixel array unit, a sample and hold unit that samples and holds a pixel signal passing through the amplifier unit, and an analog-digital conversion unit that converts the pixel signal output from the sample and hold unit into a digital signal. Further, the sample and hold unit includes at least three capacitors that hold pixel signals and performs fetching of a pixel signal to one capacitor and outputting of an image signal fetched to another capacitor in advance to the analog-digital conversion unit in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Moue, Yosuke Ueno, Tomonori Yamashita, Kazunori Hasebe
  • Patent number: 11412346
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, apparatus, article of manufacture, method, and/or computer program product embodiments for tracking proximities of devices and/or objects. In one embodiment, the system operates by determining whether a plurality of devices of a tethered segment are inside or outside a predefined area. The system also operates by determining that a first device of the plurality of devices is outside of the predefined area based at least partially on the determination of whether the plurality of devices are inside or outside the predefined area. The system further operates by transmitting at least one alert notification to at least one device based at least partially on the determination that the first device is outside the predefined area, wherein the alert notification identifies the first device outside the predefined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Hollinger
  • Patent number: 11397861
    Abstract: Provided is a process, including: obtaining movement transactions without having server-side access to information by which the members of the population undergoing the changes in geolocation indicated by the movement transactions can be identified, either personally or pseudonymously; obtaining for movement transactions corresponding to a designated window of time, geographic-pathogen-risk scores of starting geolocations that include the starting geographic positions; updating for the movement transactions corresponding to the designated window of time, geographic-pathogen-risk scores of the ending geolocations based on both geographic-pathogen-risk scores of the starting geolocations involved in movement transactions ending at the ending geolocations and rates of traffic at the ending geolocations indicated by movement transactions ending or starting at the ending geolocations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Pandemic Insights, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Klasson
  • Patent number: 11361638
    Abstract: A gunshot detection system provides integration with building management systems installed in a common building. Distributed devices of the building management systems (e.g. light fixtures, smoke detectors, thermostats, exit signs) are positioned throughout the building, and gunshot sensor units of the gunshot detection system are incorporated with, attached to and/or combined with the building management distributed devices. The gunshot sensor units share a common housing with the distributed building management devices, attach to the devices via attachment mechanisms, and/or are incorporated into hybrid devices that include gunshot sensor and building management elements. The gunshot sensor units might comprise reflectors for collecting and focusing sound waves onto microphones of the gunshot sensor units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Thomas Wysong Connell, II, Alan Levin, III
  • Patent number: 11346940
    Abstract: Object detection may include transmitting, by a first device, a first pulse into an environment using a wide field configuration of an ultrasonic sensor array, detecting a presence of an object in the environment based on a detected echo based on the first pulse. In response to detecting the presence of the object, a targeted configuration of the ultrasonic sensor array is determined, and a second pulse is transmitted into the environment based on the second pulse, wherein a characteristic of the object is determined based on a detected echo from the second pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas C. Soldner, Arthur Y. Zhang, Tushar Gupta
  • Patent number: 11315372
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of conserving energy while seeking to wirelessly actuate an access control using a mobile device is provided. The method including: searching for a wireless signal at a first rate; detecting a wireless signal; generating a zone of interest; detecting positional data of a mobile device; and searching for a wireless signal at a second rate greater than the first rate when positional data of the mobile device indicates that the mobile device is within the zone of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pedro Fernandez-Orellana, Ankit Tiwari, Kunal Srivastava, Lakshman Subramanian
  • Patent number: 11308156
    Abstract: A system and method for collecting data to obtain the data from a user, obtaining metadata for each word of the data from the user, and/or obtaining a searchable transcript of the data and a device to store the searchable transcript. The metadata may be date, time, name or location metadata and the data collection device may include a speech recognition engine to translate speech into searchable words. The speech recognition engine may provide a confidence level corresponding to the translation of the speech into searchable words, and the speech recognition engine may distinguish a first user and a second user in order to provide a first searchable transcript for the first user and a second searchable transcript for the second user. An ad transcript may be added to the searchable transcript, and the searchable transcript may be placed in a centralized community search database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Mimzi, llc
    Inventor: James L. Geer
  • Patent number: 11302168
    Abstract: A system may include a user monitor device, a supervisory device, and a subscription sub-system. The subscription sub-system may be configured to: obtain a definition of a boundary that includes a radius from a particular location; monitor a location of the user monitor device; determine that the user monitor device has crossed the boundary; and in response to determining that the user monitor device has crossed the boundary, transmit an alert to the supervisory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Resource Consortium Limited
    Inventor: Charles Humbard
  • Patent number: 11301738
    Abstract: A control system for an industrial vehicle includes a badge communicator and an information linking device. The badge communicator has a transceiver for short range communication with electronic badges that are within in a fixed short range of the badge communicator, defining a first zone. The information linking device is programmed to execute program code. The program code extracts a current state of an operating parameter read from an industrial vehicle network bus, generates a second zone within the first zone that is defined based upon the extracted industrial vehicle operating parameter, detects a presence of an electronic badge within the first zone, determines whether the electronic badge is within the second zone, performs a first action if the detected electronic badge is not within the second zone, and performs a second action if the electronic badge is within the second zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Lewis H. Manci, Juergen Buchmann, Andreas Simon, Sebastian Theos
  • Patent number: 11288629
    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: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA GLOBAL COMMERCE SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Anton Kramarov, Yevgeni Tsirulnik
  • Patent number: 11277588
    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: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: OFFENDER SMARTPHONE MONITORING, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Hugh Kingery
  • Patent number: 11263881
    Abstract: A method is provided. The method includes: establishing a database of a plurality of individuals, data for each individual including identity, short range wireless device information, and at least one rule regarding expected interaction by the individual relative to the area; receiving probe signal information from a plurality of sensors around an area, each of the sensors being configured to receive probe signals from proximate wireless devices, the probe signals lacking information directly identifying an owner of the originating wireless device; cross referencing at least some of the received probe signals with at least a portion of the database; identifying, based at least on the cross referencing, a presence of an unauthorized individual in the area; and notifying a supervising authority of the identified unauthorized individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: SATELLITE TRACKING OF PEOPLE LLC
    Inventor: David W. LeJeune, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11262258
    Abstract: A force measurement system is disclosed herein. The force measurement system includes a plurality of force measurement assemblies, at least some of the plurality of force measurement assemblies configured to be independently displaceable from other ones of the plurality of force measurement assemblies such that one or more particular ones of the plurality of force measurement assemblies that are disposed underneath a subject varies over time. Each of the plurality of force measurement assemblies includes a top surface for receiving at least one portion of the body of the subject; and at least one force transducer, the at least one force transducer configured to sense one or more measured quantities and output one or more signals that are representative of forces and/or moments being applied to the top surface of the force measurement assembly by the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Bertec Limited
    Inventors: Necip Berme, Sasan Ghassab
  • Patent number: 11250688
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and methods for encouraging progress toward a lower level of monitoring for a monitored individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Joseph P. Newell, Dustin Pettit, Mike Cooke
  • Patent number: 11241179
    Abstract: Foley type catheter embodiments for sensing physiologic data from a urinary tract of a patient are disclosed. The system includes the catheter and a data processing apparatus and methods for sensing physiologic data from the urinary tract. Embodiments may also include a pressure sensor having a pressure interface at a distal end of the catheter, a pressure transducer at a proximal end, and a fluid column disposed between the pressure interface and transducer. When the distal end is residing in the bladder, the pressure transducer can transduce pressure impinging on it into a chronological pressure profile, which can be processed by the data processing apparatus into one or more distinct physiologic pressure profiles, for example, peritoneal pressure, respiratory rate, and cardiac rate. At a sufficiently high data-sampling rate, these physiologic data may further include relative pulmonary tidal volume, cardiac output, relative cardiac output, and absolute cardiac stroke volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: TheraNova, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel R. Burnett
  • Patent number: 11240367
    Abstract: A human trafficking case management and mentoring system, Coming Home, is a centralized system that seamlessly links victims of human trafficking with a Coming Home trained and licensed case manager mentor via an app that is accessible to the victim via a mobile communications device. The Coming Home case manager mentor coordinates one or more supporting services based on the current situation of the victim. Forward looking services assist the victim in recovery from their life within a human trafficking environment. The app includes a plurality of configurable victim activated tools to facilitate victim access for the employment of emergency services and protective measures to facilitate the victim's safety while using the app. The victim activated tools may include a camouflage screen tool: a geo-fencing/tracking tool; a facial recognition tool; a reporting HT Distress reporting tool; and a direct 911 emergency tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: Brook S. Parker-Bello
  • Patent number: 11234617
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and a method for detecting whether a bedridden person is getting out of bed or has fallen out of their bed. The device performs an analysis over time of the distances between the sensors of a detector and the objects that are present in the detection field of the detector. The detection is based on variations in said distances and of the locations thereof within the monitored space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: KAPCARE SA
    Inventor: Philippe Kaplan
  • Patent number: 11216426
    Abstract: An improved query system in which registered sex offender information published in state and territory databases is obtained using an improved data scraper, merged, cleaned, and/or enriched to remove inaccuracies is described herein. Users can then perform a single search or multiple searches simultaneously (e.g., perform batch searches) and view the results in a single content page. The improved query system can use the merged and/or cleaned data to generate a more limited set of search results, reducing the amount of mismatched or inaccurate information that a user may have to navigate through. Thus, users can perform one or more searches and view accurate search results without having to navigate through many different windows or content pages or perform additional navigational steps to identify relevant information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: KnowPeds, LLC
    Inventors: Namita Magoon, Sanjay Magoon
  • Patent number: 11216900
    Abstract: An investigative system uses positioning information, such as global position system information, from a non-resident device used for communication with a correctional facility inmate. Therein, a correctional facility communications application program upon installation on a non-resident communication device, prompts the non-resident to grant a waiver for an investigative data aggregation and analysis system associated with at least one correctional facility to access positioning information provided by the non-resident communication device, and prompts the non-resident to grant location reporting permission on the non-resident communication device, prior to use of the non-resident communication device to communicate with a correctional facility inmate. The investigative data aggregation and analysis system, thereafter, captures position data collected by the non-resident communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Heith Galyean
  • Patent number: 11204418
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for survival detection in a dangerous space. According to the present invention, the survival and location of a subject located in a dangerous space can be effectively detected from the outside according to ultra-wideband (UWB) radar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventor: Kyoung Jin Park
  • Patent number: 11195403
    Abstract: A system for tracking a location of a body-worn tracking device (BWTD) includes a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) component, one or more sensors, one or more processors, and a memory device. The memory device includes instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to determine whether a current location of the BWTD can be determined using the GNSS component. The instructions also cause the one or more processors to determine, based in part on the activity of the wearer of the BWTD and based on a determination that the current location of the BWTD cannot be determined using the GNSS component, whether to perform an action. The instructions also cause the one or more processors to perform the action in response to a determination to perform the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: ATTENTI ELECTRONIC MONITORING LTD
    Inventors: Jonathan Dale Gandrud, Arash Sangari, David Solomon Segal, Nicholas Andrew Asendorf, Saber Taghvaeeyan
  • Patent number: 11188672
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to location-tracking system (100) comprising a location database (120) configured to receive a plurality of location updates from a plurality of tracking devices (112, 113), the plurality of location updates indicating the location of one or more objects, the location updates being stored encrypted with a cryptographic database encryption-key (130), multiple location-analysis devices execute a multi-party computation protocol on the encrypted location updates using a stored key-share, thus jointly computing a location-analysis result secret-shared among the multiple location analysis devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Peter Petrus Van Liesdonk, Meilof Geert Veeningen, Supriyo Chatterjea
  • 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: 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