Sleep Patents (Class 340/575)
  • Patent number: 11688185
    Abstract: A consciousness state determination system comprises a first image-taking section which is mounted on a vehicle and takes images of a driver of the vehicle, an electronic control unit which executes a consciousness state determination process of determining whether the driver is conscious, based on a first image corresponding to the image of the driver taken by the first image-taking section, and a mobile terminal carried by the driver. The electronic control unit is configured to determine whether the driver is conscious, based on terminal-side information corresponding to information acquired by the mobile terminal when a predetermined condition that a reliability level of a determination result obtained from the consciousness state determination process is presumably low, becomes satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventor: Takeshi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 11648940
    Abstract: A vehicle driving control system has an automatic driving mode for automatic driving. The system includes a driver monitor, a driver abnormal state detector, a risk state detector, and an alarm controller. The driver monitor monitors, as a driver, an occupant in a vehicle compartment that can take over driving from the system during the automatic driving mode. The driver abnormal state detector detects an abnormal state of the driver based on a monitoring result by the driver monitor. The risk state detector detects, as a risk state, at least one of a control state or a traveling environment of the vehicle in the automatic driving mode. The alarm controller controls an alarm to be output to the driver during traveling in the automatic driving mode based on at least the risk state out of the abnormal state of the driver and the risk state of the automatic driving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventor: Masato Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 11646120
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring a user's intoxication including receiving a set of signals, derived from a set of samples collected from the user at a set of time points; providing a sobriety task to the user proximal to a time point of the set of time points; generating a performance dataset characterizing performance of the sobriety task by the user; receiving a supplementary dataset characterizing a demographic profile of the user and/or a physiological state of the user; determining a set of values of an intoxication metric, derived from the set of signals; generating a predicted temporal profile of the intoxication metric for the user based upon the set of values, the set of time points, and the supplementary dataset; generating an analysis of the user's sobriety based upon the performance dataset and the predicted temporal profile; and providing a notification to the user based upon the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: KHN Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Harry Nothacker, Pauline Anne Basaran, Stacey Ilene Rettus, Michael Jurgen Strasser, Imraan Aziz, John Paul Walton, Zachary Michael Saul
  • Patent number: 11602279
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device for continuous physiological monitoring as well as systems and methods for interpreting data from such a device. The systems and methods may include automatically detecting, assessing, and analyzing exercise activity, physical recovery states, sleep states, and the like. The acquisition of continuous physiological data may facilitate automated recommendations concerning changes to sleep, recovery time, exercise routines, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Whoop, Inc.
    Inventors: William Ahmed, John Capodilupo, Aurelian Nicolae
  • Patent number: 11571946
    Abstract: Methods of controlling transport climate control systems are provided to reduce the impact of their operation on the sleep of an occupant, who can be in a nearby sleeping space. Methods include obtaining occupant sleep status data, determining one or more operational parameters of the transport climate control system based on the occupant sleep status data, and operating the transport climate control system according to the one or more operational parameters to control when at least one of a motor, a compressor, a generator, or one or more fans are in operation during an occupant sleep state. The methods can be implemented by a controller of a transport climate control system or a control module for such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Thermo King LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Srnec, Peter J. Loomis
  • Patent number: 11551446
    Abstract: A video detection device includes a video acquisition interface, a video recognition interface, and a tilt angle estimation interface. The video acquisition interface acquires a video of the face of an imaging subject. The video recognition interface recognizes the left and right eyes from the video acquired by the video acquisition interface. The tilt angle estimation interface estimates a tilt angle with respect to the horizontal based on the position of the left and right eyes recognized by the video recognition interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventor: Hisashi Koiso
  • Patent number: 11471091
    Abstract: An assortment of algorithms, procedures and associated device-hardware to condition human mind on causality between a specific state of mind and an externally generated stimuli, including a procedure to collect (310) bio signals underlying specific mental moods, characterize (330) them, monitor (350,360) bio signal activity to detect such moods, and play mind games that enhance mind's flexing power with the help of said device. Invention also includes a method (340) to evaluate and engineer mantras that serve as said externally generated stimuli.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Kulangara Sivadas
  • Patent number: 11458279
    Abstract: A system in which a wearable device detects an electroencephalographic (EEG) response from a user during sleep-related activity, e.g. trying to fall asleep, being asleep or waking up, and outputs an audio signal that is tailored, based on the EEG response, to enhance the user's sleep experience. In particular, an audio, thermal and/or olfactory signal may be used to facilitate any one or more of (i) a smooth path into REM sleep, (ii) a reduced potential for sleep being disturbed, and (iii) exit from sleep at an optimum time. In one example, the system synchronizes properties of an audio signal comprising a dominant white and/or pink noise component with the identified sleep-related parameters. The synchronized properties can include any of intensity, frequency, tone, volume and rhythm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Thought Beanie Limited
    Inventors: Simon Harrison, Alyn Morgan
  • Patent number: 11423675
    Abstract: Provided is a system for detecting activeness of a driver, the system including a camera configured to photograph the driver, a camera moving module configured to move the camera, and a camera operation processor configured to detect the activeness of the driver by processing an image captured by the camera and control the camera to move using the camera moving module according to the detected activeness of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Seung Jun Lee, Dae Sub Yoon, Oh Cheon Kwon, Woo Jin Kim, Hyun Suk Kim, Hyun Woo Joe
  • Patent number: 11364359
    Abstract: Described herein are various embodiments of an oxygen concentrator system and method of delivering oxygen enriched gas to a user. In some embodiments, oxygen concentrator system includes one or more components that improve the efficiency of oxygen enriched gas delivery during operation of the oxygen concentrator system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Inova Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Wilkinson, Dragan Nebrigic
  • Patent number: 11318984
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic device and method for assisting driving of a vehicle, the electronic device including a sensor configured to sense a rotation direction of a steering wheel of the vehicle, a processor configured to monitor rotation direction switching events of the steering wheel, obtain a rotation direction switching pattern about a number of rotation direction switching events of the steering wheel per unit time, and determine whether to provide an alert to a driver of the vehicle, based on the obtained rotation direction switching pattern, and an outputter configured to output the alert to the driver, based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-min Shin, Deok-young Kim, Yong-wook Kim, Dae-in Choi, Gang-heok Kim
  • Patent number: 11318811
    Abstract: A wakefulness inducing device includes: a heat dissipation intensity obtainer obtaining a user's heat dissipation intensity from a heat dissipation intensity sensor; and a controller controlling an air conditioner to alternate the user's heat dissipation intensity between a first heat dissipation intensity and a second heat dissipation intensity lower than the first heat dissipation intensity. The controller alternates the user's heat dissipation intensity by controlling the air conditioner based on the user's heat dissipation intensity to set a first time period longer than a second time period. In the first time period, the user's heat dissipation intensity increases from the second heat dissipation intensity to the first heat dissipation intensity, or remains at the first heat dissipation intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Koichi Kusukame, Shinichi Shikii
  • Patent number: 11311221
    Abstract: A method and device for detection of drowsiness of a person, based on a relationship between distal temperature and heart rate and on a balance between body heat loss and body heat production, wherein the distal temperature in a predetermined distal region of the person is monitored as a measure for body heat loss, and the heart rate of the person is monitored as a measure for body heat production, wherein drowsiness in the immediate future is concluded when a change of distal temperature passes a first threshold and, subsequently, a change of the heart rate passes a second threshold or, subsequently, the change of the distal temperature is larger than the change of the heart rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: BioRICS N.V.
    Inventors: Daniel Berckmans, Jean-Marie Aerts, Vasileios Exadaktylos, Joachim Taelman
  • Patent number: 11314324
    Abstract: A neural network image processing apparatus arranged to acquire images from an image sensor and to: identify a ROI containing a face region in an image; determine at plurality of facial landmarks in the face region; use the facial landmarks to transform the face region within the ROI into a face region having a given pose; and use transformed landmarks within the transformed face region to identify a pair of eye regions within the transformed face region. Each identified eye region is fed to a respective first and second convolutional neural network, each network configured to produce a respective feature vector. Each feature vector is fed to respective eyelid opening level neural networks to obtain respective measures of eyelid opening for each eye region. The feature vectors are combined and to a gaze angle neural network to generate gaze yaw and pitch values substantially simultaneously with the eyelid opening values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: FotoNation Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Lemley, Liviu-Cristian Dutu, Stefan Mathe, Madalin Dumitru-Guzu, Dan Filip
  • Patent number: 11299174
    Abstract: In response to determining that performance data of device operation by an operating user meets a safety requirement, embodiments determine a degree of deviation of a performance data value from a baseline pattern of good performance values defined for the user; in response to determining that the degree of deviation of the operating data value meets a cognitive assessment threshold, administer a cognitive aptitude test challenge to the user selected from baseline aptitude profile data of challenges previously responded to by the user; and execute a corrective action that reduces a risk of loss in response to determining that a degree of deviation of a value of a response provided by the user to the cognitive test challenge from a performance metric value of the baseline aptitude profile data meets a threshold cognitive assessment threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: KYNDRYL, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Michael Bender, Jeremy R. Fox, Manjari Roy
  • Patent number: 11298071
    Abstract: Methods and systems detect a random state change in a subject in real time. Eye state changes may be identified in encephalogram brain signals, or honeybee dance patterns may be classified. Multivariate signals including state change information are received via a plurality of channels. The signals are sampled and may be filtered to remove DC components. Statistical characteristics of the signals are monitored. When the statistical characteristics exceed a threshold during a critical time interval, a potential change of state is detected. The critical time segment of the signals may be filtered to generate respective state change artifact signals. The state change artifact signals are decomposed by MEMD, and intrinsic mode functions are generated. Features are extracted from the intrinsic mode functions. These steps may be repeated while the extracted features are provided to a logistic regression classifier that is used to predict a state of the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Abolfazl Saghafi, Chris P. Tsokos
  • Patent number: 11302106
    Abstract: An information provision system that allows appropriate information provision suited for a user who is a driver. The information provision system includes: an emotion information database that records emotion information detected by an emotion detection part that detects emotion of a user and outside information being associated with the emotion information; and a browsing information generation part that generates browsing information when a predetermined emotion kind is detected by the emotion detection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukari Inai, Shohei Suzuki, Shimpei Shikanai, Yasuko Nakajima, Takayuki Haramoto, Tatsuya Ryuzaki
  • Patent number: 11295527
    Abstract: A method for providing automated video analytics includes receiving, at a computing device, an image and detecting a person within the image. A pose of the person within the image is determined and a plurality of points are identified based on the pose. Each point is indicative of a location of a body part of the person. A posture skeleton is generated based on the plurality of points. The posture skeleton includes lines interconnecting at least some of the plurality of points. The image is outputted with the posture skeleton superimposed over the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Sprongo, LLC
    Inventor: Muzaffer Gazioglu
  • Patent number: 11294336
    Abstract: An alarm unit includes an apparatus and a method of maximizing the efficiency of an alarm function that wakes up a sleeping user. An image input unit capable of photographing an eye image as a criterion for determining if the user has woken up is mounted on an alarm control apparatus. The image input unit mounted alarm control apparatus photographs a face image of the user, detects the eye region from the face image, and then determines a state of whether the user has woken up or not based on movement of the pupils in the eye region. If it is determined that the user keeps a waking state for a certain time, an alarm function is cancelled. By doing this, the alarm unit can help prevent the user from easily cancelling an alarm and maximize the efficiency of an alarm function that wakes up a sleeping user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwan-Sic Kim, Kuen Shin, Seong-Phil Cho
  • Patent number: 11293766
    Abstract: A system and method for cognitive journey monitoring are presented. Embodiments comprise journey prediction, parsing of data sources, risk assessment and mitigation, and natural-language user interaction by a cognitive processor. Data is gathered from a plurality of data sources and analyzed in the context of one or more of the user's intention(s). A dialogue with the user, in natural language, aims to provide and select one or more suggestions relating to the one or more user intention(s) such that the risk(s) relating to the one or more user's intention(s) is reduced. During the dialogue, cognitive reasoning may be performed, wherein the cognitive reasoning includes the ability to justify each suggestion and the ability to infer information from the interaction such as, for example, data obtained in a dialogue may inform subsequent inferences. The embodiments may use speech synthesis and speech recognition in an interactive spoken dialogue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Jonathan Epperlein, Claudio Gambella, Wynita M. Griggs, Yassine Lassoued, Jakub Marecek, Martin Mevissen, Julien Monteil, Rodrigo H. Ordonez-Hurtado, Giovanni Russo, Robert Shorten
  • Patent number: 11292478
    Abstract: A method for detecting drowsiness of a driver for a driver assistance system of a vehicle includes reading in at least a first indicator signal that represents a first drowsiness parameter of the driver determined by a first drowsiness-detection device of the vehicle, and a second indicator signal that represents a second drowsiness parameter of the driver determined by a second drowsiness-detection device of the vehicle, and optionally a third indicator signal that represents a third drowsiness parameter of the driver determined by a third drowsiness-detection device of the vehicle; ascertaining validities of the indicator signals; and determining a drowsiness signal that represents the detected drowsiness of the driver utilizing the indicator signals and the validities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benedikt Stiller, Stefan Hoefle, Valentin Loeffelmann
  • Patent number: 11259731
    Abstract: A system for the integrated/functional detection of different measurements is described. The system comprises a part wearable by a driver of a vehicle and plurality of sensors integrated in the wearable part and configured to supply the following driver parameters: breathing parameters, heart parameters, perspiration parameters and of the pressure exerted on the vehicle driving wheel. The system also includes a processor for processing the driver parameters and correlating them to a driver psychophysical condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Davide Venditti, Gaetano Venditti
  • Patent number: 11254327
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to present anticipated vehicle maneuvers to a passenger are disclosed. An example method includes determining an anticipated autonomous maneuver of a vehicle based on collected information corresponding to autonomous operation of the vehicle, determining a notification type to present to a passenger device based on a device type, and presenting the anticipated autonomous maneuver to a user via the passenger device based on the notification type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Brandon Beauvais
  • Patent number: 11256826
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to consent management, and more particularly to a method and system for generating consent recommendation. The system determines a user aspect indicating consent preferences of the user, and identifies/predicts a reference privacy profile as matching the user aspect. The system uses a machine learning model to process the user aspect and to predict the matching reference privacy profile. Further, based on the matching reference privacy profile, the system generates one or more consent recommendations. The system can also be configured to obtain feedback for the generated consent recommendations and re-recommends consents based on the obtained feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Rosni Kottekulam Vasu, Vijayanand Mahadeo Banahatti, Sachin Premsukh Lodha
  • Patent number: 11229405
    Abstract: The invention provides a neck-worn sensor that is a single, body-worn system that measures the following parameters from an ambulatory patient: heart rate, pulse rate, pulse oximetry, respiratory rate, temperature, thoracic fluid levels, stroke volume, cardiac output, and a parameter sensitive to blood pressure called pulse transit time. From stroke volume, a first algorithm employing a linear model can estimate the patient's pulse pressure. And from pulse pressure and pulse transit time, a second algorithm, also employing a linear algorithm, can estimate systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure. Thus, the sensor can measure all five vital signs along with hemodynamic parameters. It also includes a motion-detecting accelerometer, from which it can determine motion-related parameters such as posture, degree of motion, activity level, respiratory-induced heaving of the chest, and falls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Matthew Banet, Marshal Singh Dhillon, Susan Meeks Pede, Kenneth Robert Hunt
  • Patent number: 11227593
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for disambiguating a voice search query by determining whether the user made a gesture while speaking a quotation from a content item and whether the user mimicked or approximated a gesture made by a character in the content item when the character spoke the words quoted by the user. If so, a search result comprising an identifier of the content item is generated. A search result representing the content item from which the quotation comes may be ranked highest among other search results returned and therefore presented first in a list of search results. If the user did not mimic or approximate a gesture made by a character in the content item when the quotation is spoken in the content item, then a search result may not be generated for the content item or may be ranked lowest among other search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Ankur Aher, Nishchit Mahajan, Narendra Purushothama, Sai Durga Venkat Reddy Pulikunta
  • Patent number: 11222519
    Abstract: A method for preventing and detecting a fall of a user and implementing a system including sensors and alarm, a pair of eyeglasses with hinged stems including rims for supporting glasses, worn by the user. The sensors are set in the hinged stems and the rims of the eyeglasses. The sensors include a triaxial accelerometer, an IR transmitter and an IR receiver of infra-red light both directed to the cornea of the user, and a barometric sensor. The triaxial accelerometer signal is acquired and processed to derive a walking pace parameter, a sit to stand parameter, a head posture parameter and an acceleration magnitude over the three axes. A composite index is computed based on the walking pace, the sit to stand and the head posture parameters. The alarm is generated if the first composite index exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: ELLCIE-HEALTHY
    Inventor: Philippe Peyrard
  • Patent number: 11189159
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for facilitating disabling an alarm in response to particular types of activity-indicative data. More specifically, activity-indicative data (e.g., sensor data or input(s) can be detected prior to a preset alarm time. Upon determining, based on the activity-indicative data, that a wakefulness condition is satisfied (e.g., that the activity-indicative data corresponds to one or more predefined characteristics), a disablement query can be displayed that includes an option to disable the alarm. In response to detecting a selection of the option, the alarm can be disabled such that the alarm stimuli is not to be presented at the preset alarm time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bharath Narasimha Rao, Kevin Will Chen, Reed E. Olsen, Umamahesh Srinivas, Kevin M. Lynch
  • Patent number: 11151610
    Abstract: Video of one or more vehicle occupants is obtained and analyzed. Heart rate information is determined from the video. The heart rate information is used in cognitive state analysis. The heart rate information and resulting cognitive state analysis are correlated to stimuli, such as digital media, which is consumed or with which a vehicle occupant interacts. The heart rate information is used to infer cognitive states. The inferred cognitive states are used to output a mood measurement. The cognitive states are used to modify the behavior of a vehicle. The vehicle is an autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicle. Training is employed in the analysis. Machine learning is engaged to facilitate the training. Near-infrared image processing is used to obtain the video. The analysis is augmented by audio information obtained from the vehicle occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Affectiva, Inc.
    Inventors: Rana el Kaliouby, Viprali Bhatkar, Niels Haering, Youssef Kashef, Ahmed Adel Osman
  • Patent number: 11153745
    Abstract: Methods, network node (200) and wireless device (202) for supporting positioning of the wireless device in a wireless network. The network node requests (2:4) the wireless device to provide a positioning related report when a mobility criterion is fulfilled, which criterion may be selected (2:3) based on sensor capabilities of the device. The wireless device monitors (2:5) sensor measurements and evaluates the mobility criterion. When the mobility criterion is fulfilled the wireless device provides (2:6) the positioning related report to the network node which then obtains (2:7) the position or mobility status of the wireless device based on the positioning related report which may contain information related to said mobility status and/or sensor measurements made in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Henrik Rydén, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Sara Modarres Razavi, Ritesh Shreevastav
  • Patent number: 11144756
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems of distinguishing between a glance event and an eye closure event in a subject monitoring system. A method includes capturing a number of images of the subject's face including at least one eye of the subject over a period of time; processing the images to determine a closure state of at least one eye; detecting potential eye closure events in which the closure state of at least one eye is determined to be in a closed state; for corresponding detected potential eye closure event, determining a head pitch angle of the subject and classifying the potential eye closure event as a glance event if a head pitch angle of the subject is detected to change by an angle greater than a predetermined head pitch angle and otherwise classifying the potential eye closure event as an eye closure event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: John Noble, Grant Grubb
  • Patent number: 11141090
    Abstract: A human-state estimating method includes: obtaining a thermal sensation index obtained by indexing, in a specified range, an estimated thermal sensation of a person; determining whether or not the obtained thermal sensation index is in a predetermined range in the specified range; and estimating a human state, which is a state of the person, based on a physiological amount in which an activity of an autonomic nervous system of the person is reflected, the physiological amount being obtained when it is determined that the obtained thermal sensation index is in the predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Shinichi Shikii, Koichi Kusukame
  • Patent number: 11126824
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a face image quality evaluating method as well as an apparatus and a computer-readable storage medium using the same. The method includes: obtaining a face image; determining a local bright area in the face image, wherein the local bright area is formed by an illumination source in the face image, and the brightness of the local bright area is greater than the brightness of a face area in the face image; removing the local bright area from the face image; and evaluating a quality of the face image based on the face image having removed the local bright area. In the above-mentioned manner, the present disclosure improves the accuracy of the quality evaluation of the face image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Yusheng Zeng, Jianxin Pang, Youjun Xiong
  • Patent number: 11109811
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured to execute: a first process for estimating a first component at a first time point by using a waveform and the first component calculated from the waveform before the first time point, the waveform being based on a running trace of a vehicle, the first component being less than a first frequency; a second process for estimating the first component at the first time point by using the waveform, the first component calculated from the waveform before the first time point, and a second component at the first time point, the second component being greater than the first frequency and predicted from the second component calculated from the waveform before the first time point; and a calculation process for calculating the second component at the first time point from the waveform based on the first components estimated by the first and second process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventor: Osafumi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11112602
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method, an apparatus and a system for determining line of sight, and a wearable eye movement device. The method includes: acquiring first gaze information of a user relative to a line of sight tracking module, where the line of sight tracking module closes to the user and moves with the user; acquiring a relative parameter between the line of sight tracking module and a fixed object; and determining second gaze information corresponding to the first gaze information according to the relative parameter. The present disclosure solves the technical problem that that the line of sight of the driver cannot be accurately determined in the prior art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Tongbing Huang, Yang Fu
  • Patent number: 11104257
    Abstract: A notification apparatus (1a) includes a first signal converter (50) disposed in a cushion of a seat (80) and configured to convert a vibration transmitted to the seat (80) into a seat vibration signal, a second signal converter (60) disposed in a position other than the cushion and configured to detect a transmitted vibration and to convert into an input vibration signal, a level difference calculator (30a) configured to calculate a signal level difference ?G by subtracting a signal level of the seat vibration signal from a signal level of the input vibration signal, a notification aspect determination unit (100) configured to determine a notification aspect for making a notification to a user, on the basis of a value of the signal level difference ?G, and a notification execution unit (55) configured to, when acquiring notification information, make the notification on the basis of the notification aspect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Hashimoto, Yasuhiro Fujita
  • Patent number: 11096589
    Abstract: The reliability of calculated bio-information of a subject is determined. When the reliability of the bio-information is determined to be high, the bio-information is output, whereas when the reliability of the bio-information is determined to be low, the bio-information is not output. Thus, among the calculated bio-information, only the bio-information of high reliability may be output, or distinctive display may be performed depending on the reliability, whereby it is possible to provide a bio-information output device and the like capable of easily determining bio-information of high reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takamasa Kogure, Toshihide Shiino
  • Patent number: 11079756
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring of steering wheel engagement for autonomous vehicles. An example vehicle includes an autonomy unit configured to perform autonomous motive functions, a steering wheel, capacitive sensors coupled to the steering wheel, a second sensor configured to monitor an operator, and a controller. The controller is configured to detect a first heart rate via the capacitive sensors, detect a second heart rate via the second sensor, identify that an engagement-imitating device is coupled to the steering wheel responsive to determining that the first heart rate does not correlate with the second heart rate, and emit an alert responsive to determining that the engagement-imitating device is coupled to the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: David Michael Herman
  • Patent number: 11068230
    Abstract: The invention provides a Bluetooth speaker and an intelligent control method for playing audio, the Bluetooth speaker comprises a housing, a Bluetooth module inside the housing, an audio playing module, an audio control module connected to the audio playing module and a central processor inside the housing, the Bluetooth module and the audio control module are connected to the processor, the speaker is connected to an intelligent wearable device through the Bluetooth module, so that the speaker performs Bluetooth communication with the device, the processor acquires heart rate data transmitted by the device through the Bluetooth module, sends a preset control instruction to the audio control module according to the data, the audio control module controls rhythm, volume, pausing and powering-off when the audio playing module plays audio according to the instruction. The invention intelligently controls audio playing automatically thereby upgrading user's usage experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Xiaole Gui, Xiaoguang Niu
  • Patent number: 11068730
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for determining vehicle driver distractions. More particularly, apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for determining distractions at particular geographic locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Kenneth J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11051753
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information processing method executed by a computer. The information processing method includes identifying a sleep onset time and an awakening time based on time series data relating to an activity status of a user; calculating a first midpoint at which an interval between the sleep onset time and the awakening time is evenly divided into two; and outputting information indicating a time at the calculated first midpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Takayuki Yamaji
  • Patent number: 11049058
    Abstract: A system for improving performance in an enterprise computing environment is disclosed and involves a change registry vault, including a machine learning model that analyzes whether or not implementation of a change will result in adverse operation of a component of the enterprise computing environment if the change is released, and takes different actions depending upon a result of that analysis. A corresponding method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Morgan Stanley Services Group Inc.
    Inventors: Radhika Aasoori, Kranthi Darapu
  • Patent number: 11049381
    Abstract: A system and method of monitoring and conveying the health status of a user via a device configured to issue an audio-visual cue to the user to which he or she must respond. If the user does not respond to the cue within a specified amount of time, the system contacts pertinent emergency services, employers, and emergency contacts as elected by the user. A wireless communication radio of the system is used to contact the pertinent authorities, and a GPS device is employed to relay location data to expedite the arrival of help to the individual. The system may also be of use in the prevention of kidnapping or lost child scenarios as the system is configured to alert the relevant authorities when no response is detected from the user after a preset period of time has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: William L. Sewell
  • Patent number: 11037425
    Abstract: A sleepiness estimating device includes an environmental information detector that detects a plurality of conditions of an environment surrounding a user and outputs environmental information indicating the detected conditions of the environment, a calculator that calculates an environmental level indicating a degree of how likely the user becomes sleepy in the environment in accordance with the environmental information output by the environmental information detector, and an output that outputs the environmental level calculated by the calculator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Shinichi Shikii, Koichi Kusukame
  • Patent number: 11030830
    Abstract: A system for indicating an operating point includes and interface and a processor. The interface is to receive user information, user reviewing feedback, and reviewing metadata. The processor is configured to determine a recommendation for an operating point based at least in part on the user information, the user reviewing feedback, and the reviewing metadata and provide an indication of an adjustment to the operating point to a vehicle event recorder. The adjustment is based at least in part on the recommendation for the operating point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Lytx, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11009364
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a computer-implemented method for controlling a vehicle and includes determining a current environment of the vehicle based on a current location of the vehicle, and detecting vulnerable road users (VRUs) disposed in proximity to the vehicle based on messages communicated using a vehicular communications network. The method includes modifying a collision warning system of the vehicle according to the current environment of the vehicle and a number of the detected VRUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xue Bai, Radovan Miucic
  • Patent number: 10997974
    Abstract: A dialogue system for a vehicle may include: a storage storing context information including at least one of vehicle state information indicating a vehicle state, user information indicating a driver of the vehicle, or driving environment information indicating a driving environment of the vehicle; an input processor determining whether a context of the vehicle is a pre-utterance context, in which the dialogue system firstly outputs an utterance, based on the stored context information, determining whether a task related to the pre-utterance context is a duplicate task which has already processed or is currently processing when the context of the vehicle is the pre-utterance context, and obtaining at least one of an action corresponding to the pre-utterance context or a pre-utterance message to be output by the dialogue system when the task related to the pre-utterance context is not a duplicate task; a dialogue manager obtaining, from the storage, a parameter value of an action parameter used to perform the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Dongsoo Shin, Donghee Seok, Sihyun Joo, Jeong-Eom Lee, Ga Hee Kim, Seona Kim, Jung Mi Park, HeeJin Ro, Kye Yoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10996073
    Abstract: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: detecting a vehicle abrupt maneuver; scanning a vehicle environment for a road hindrance; identifying a cause of the vehicle abrupt maneuver based on the vehicle environment; determining a classification as a provoked maneuver or an unprovoked maneuver based on the cause; and generating a message based on the classification and the cause for displaying on a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventor: Ky Tang
  • Patent number: 10972582
    Abstract: In some example embodiments, a method includes storing a user attribute, a resource attribute of a resource of a web service, one or more scope conditions for applying one of attributes in generating a decision of whether to permit an action, and a script comprising an access control policy comprising one or more policy conditions to be satisfied in order to permit an action. A web service request may be received for accessing the resource. The scope condition(s) may be determined to be satisfied, and a decision to permit or deny the web service request may be generated based on the access control policy, with use of the stored attribute in generating the decision being based on the determination that the scope condition(s) are satisfied. Generating the decision may comprise interpreting the script. The decision may be transmitted to the web service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dariush Amiri, Sanjeev Chopra
  • Patent number: 10960892
    Abstract: An automated operation vehicle control unit is configured to perform a detection process in which an abnormal condition of a passenger of a vehicle is detected and a notification process in which pedestrians are notified of the abnormal condition detected in the detection process in a case where the abnormal condition of the passenger is detected in the detection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Logic Meister Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Matsumoto, Yoshihiro Ito