Having Indication Or Alarm Patents (Class 340/6.1)
  • Patent number: 10269509
    Abstract: A microgrid energy management system can include: a bus providing a power; a transmission line connected to the bus; a relay connected to the transmission line, sensing a microgrid according to a state of the transmission line, adjusting a relay setting, and generating a trip signal representing the relay setting; and a circuit breaker receiving the trip signal. In addition, the microgrid energy management system further includes an energy storage device connected to the bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Hany Fawzy Habib, Tarek Youssef, Osama Mohammed
  • Patent number: 10231315
    Abstract: The invention provides a semiconductor device capable of diagnosing communication network quality. Disclosed is a semiconductor device that is coupled to a light source, the semiconductor device including a signal processing unit that is coupled to an interface module and transmits and receives a command signal to increase or decrease illumination intensity of the light source and a deterioration detector that detects deterioration of the interface module, based on whether or not change timing of a signal representing data of a command signal received by the interface module falls within a predetermined interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Kaneko, Takashi Ienaga, Kazumi Ishii, Akio Fujii, Takahisa Gunji
  • Patent number: 10225643
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods for secure audio acquisition. The method includes receiving audio data via a digital microphone. The digital microphone outputs a single bit at a high sampling rate. The digital microphone output is converted to a full range audio signal. The full range audio signal is filtered to provide a band limited audio output that avoids capture of enough of a spectral range of speech for the speech to be intelligible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gokcen Cilingir, David Pearce, Adam Kupryjanow, Suhel Jaber, Paulo Lopez Meyer
  • Patent number: 10210909
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided that includes determining whether a display apparatus that displays video played back by a playback apparatus supports an optional feature for playback of the video by using a first technique. The method also includes determining whether the display apparatus supports the optional feature for playback of the video by using a second technique that differs from the first technique in case that it is indeterminate whether the display apparatus supports the optional feature by using the first technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Mori, Masayuki Kozuka, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10194232
    Abstract: A packaging system and method for wireless earpieces. The packaging system includes wireless earpieces includes one or more sensors and a near field communication chip. The near field communication chip communicates with a number of packaging systems adjacent to the packaging system if present. The packaging system further includes packaging defining a window for displaying the wireless earpieces. The packing prevents damage to the wireless earpieces. The packaging performs a display action in response to a display criteria being met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BRAGI GmbH
    Inventors: Nikolaj Hviid, Arne D. Loermann, Matthias Lackus, Christian Begusch
  • Patent number: 10051413
    Abstract: A method to operate a controller for exchanging information corresponding to a public safety incident is provided. In operation, the controller transmits a request to communication networks to send location information for portable communication devices operating in a region of interest. The controller, based on the location information received from the communication networks for the portable communication devices, selects a subset of portable communication devices. The controller assigns each device in the subset to a trusted group of devices or a non-trusted group of devices based on the respective subscriber profile and operating characteristics of the portable communication devices. The controller then establishes a connection with high priority portable communication devices in the trusted group via a public safety communication network to exchange information corresponding to the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Antonio Faraone, Fabio M Costa, Daniel A Tealdi
  • Patent number: 9836057
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to arranging a pickup between a driverless vehicle and a passenger. For instance, dispatch instructions dispatching the vehicle to a predetermined pickup area in order to pick up the passenger are received by the vehicle which begins maneuvering to the predetermined pickup area. While doing so, the vehicle receives from the passenger's client computing device the device's location. An indication that the passenger is interested in a fly-by pickup is identified. The fly-by pickup allows the passenger to safely enter the vehicle at a location outside of the predetermined pickup area and prior to the one or more processors have maneuvered the vehicle to the predetermined pickup area. The vehicle determines that the fly-by pickup is appropriate based on at least the location of the client computing device and the indication, and based on the determination, maneuvers itself in order to attempt the fly-by pickup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel Fairfield, Joshua Seth Herbach, Christopher Kennedy Ludwick, Matthew Paul McNaughton, Renaud-Roland Hubert, Jennifer Arden, Min Li Chan
  • Patent number: 9807589
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining a no-mobility status for a user equipment (UE) in a wireless network. The UE may receive an indicator related to mobility of the UE, and determine, from the received indicator, that the UE has a no-mobility status. The UE may transmit an indication of its no-mobility status to the wireless network. The no-mobility status may be used by the network to select a UE to serve as a UE-to-UE relay (UUR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dilip Andrade, Kelvin Kar Kin Au
  • Patent number: 9569956
    Abstract: The remote monitoring and control system contains at least a control device, a server device, and a mobile device. The control device periodically collects status/environmental data and delivers these data to the mobile device via the server device. An operator can set up control data on the mobile device. The server device automatically converts the control data set by the operator into appropriate control command by a conversion table corresponding to a specific control device. Therefore, the present invention achieves the goal of using a single mobile device to control multiple devices without mistakenly issuing a false command to a wrong device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: DA-YEH UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Iong Zong Chen
  • Patent number: 9549055
    Abstract: A method in a first electronic mobile device for adapting audio performance parameters is provided. The first electronic mobile device performs an audio interaction with a second electronic device. The first electronic mobile electronic device is associated with at least one earpiece comprising at least one speaker and at least one microphone. The method comprises detecting an acoustic echo between the at least one speaker and the at least one microphone, determining, based on the detected acoustic echo, position of the at least one earpiece in relation to a user of the first electronic mobile device, and adapting audio performance parameters, based on the detected position of the earpiece, whereby less echo during the audio interaction is achieved in the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Alfred Widell, Martin Nystrom
  • Patent number: 9462614
    Abstract: Group-based emergency notifications and acknowledgments are managed via a radio controller. A request to transmit an emergency notification with acknowledgment to an identified target group of subscriber devices is received at the radio controller from a requesting device. The radio controller identifies one or more base stations actively serving subscriber devices associated with the identified target group and identifies, for each of the identified one or more base stations, active channels including one or more of a control channel associated with the base station and active voice or data channels associated with the base station. The radio controller causes an emergency notification outbound signaling packet (OSP), requesting individual acknowledgment and identifying the target group of subscriber devices, to be broadcast on the identified active channels at the identified one or more base stations. Acknowledgments are forwarded back to one of the requesting device and a dispatch console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark A Krizik, Daniel J McDonald
  • Patent number: 9445719
    Abstract: An adherent patient device is configured to adhere to the skin of the patient and measure electrocardiogram data, impedance data, accelerometer data, blood oxygen data and temperature data. The adherent device can communicate wirelessly with gateways and a local processor system, such that the patient can wander about the hospital and update the monitoring station with the patient data when the patient is ambulatory. The local processor system can be configured to customize alerts for the patient, for example to notify automatically a specialist in response to a special condition of the patient. The adherent device may comprise a unique adherent device identifier such that the customized alert can be sent based on the unique device identifier. Each of the gateways can be carried and may comprise a unique gateway identifier, such that the unique device identifier and the unique gateway identifier can be used to locate the ambulatory patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Medtronic Monitoring, Inc.
    Inventors: Imad Libbus, Badri Amurthur, Yatheendhar D. Manicka, Scott T. Mazar, Matt Merkert, Brett A. Landrum
  • Patent number: 9438715
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and an apparatus for controlling a play mode, and a mobile terminal. The method includes: detecting whether a mobile terminal is in a preset status according to an operation of a user on the mobile terminal; if the mobile terminal is in the preset status, acquiring a distance between the user and the mobile terminal; and if the distance between the user and the mobile terminal is smaller than a preset threshold, controlling the mobile terminal to enter an earphone play mode. Trough the present invention, the play mode of the mobile terminal can be effectively and accurately controlled, thereby avoiding unnecessary operations and improving the intelligence of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiaolong Zhang, Bin Zhang, Xing Liang
  • Patent number: 9390613
    Abstract: A computer implemented system and method for locating a user have been envisaged. The system, in accordance with the embodiments herein includes a handheld device configured to identify the present location of the user, along with the audiovisual information corresponding to the identified location of the user. The handheld device transmits that location information and the audiovisual information to a centralized server, only in the event that the user performs a predetermined gesture. Subsequently, the centralized server processes the location information and the corresponding audiovisual information, and identifies at least one electronic communication device accessible to at least one of rescue personnel, and subsequently transmits the location information and the audiovisual information, to the identified electronic communication device, preferably along with an SOS message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Anaren, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Yu, Vijay Parmar
  • Patent number: 9197838
    Abstract: A system for supplying AC power to a display via a CAT7 or similar low voltage cable comprises a transmitter connected to an AC power outlet and generating DC voltage transmitted by the CAT7 cable to a receiver. The receiver converts the DC voltage to AC voltage and supplies AC power to the display. A limiting circuit limits power transmitted by the CAT7 cable to a predetermined wattage, depending on the feedback from the receiver, which insures safe operation of the system. Power from the display is disconnected if a pre-programmed power consumed by the display is exceeded or falls below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Jack Gershfeld
  • Patent number: 9121927
    Abstract: The present invention teaches acoustic absolute position encoders and methods for deploying the same. The encoder has a moving member with a mechanical contacting portion, and a stationary member associated with the moving member. Reed elements are mounted on the stationary member such that they are mechanically engaged by the contacting portion of the moving member as the latter moves linearly or rotates. The reed elements generate sound tones in response to transient contact with the contacting portion. A receiver receives the tones and an acoustic processing circuit determines the absolute position of the moving member based on the sound tones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: QBotix, Inc.
    Inventor: Salomon J. Trujillo
  • Publication number: 20150116811
    Abstract: Software applications are used for controlling the optical state of one or more optically switchable windows or other optical products installed in a structure such as building. The applications permit users to send and/or receive data and/or commands for controlling the switchable optical products. In some embodiments, the applications provide an interface with a window network controller, which directly or indirectly controls windows in a structure. Relevant processing involving the application may include user authentication, commissioning, adaptive control, and decisions on whether to permit an action or change requested by a user. In some embodiments, the application allows users to directly control the tint state of one or more tintable windows. In some embodiments, the application allows users to change a rule or property associated with controlling a switchable optical product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Dhairya Shrivastava, Todd Marques, Stephen C. Brown
  • Patent number: 9013273
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electronic device is provided. The method may include displaying, on a display, information related to at least one of a plurality of items to be managed or processed by the device, selecting at least one piece of item information displayed on the display, recognizing the selected piece of item information, and storing the recognized piece of item information into a memory as an object to be managed or processed by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Minjin Oh, Seonghwan Kang
  • Patent number: 9007877
    Abstract: An illumination device with wake-up and/or fall-asleep functionality is disclosed. The illumination devices comprises at least one controllable light source; a control device for controlling the light source, wherein in a STEADY mode, color and intensity of the output light are maintained constant at a steady colour value and a steady intensity value and in and a WAKE-UP mode, the intensity of the output light is gradually increased from zero to the steady intensity value and in a FALL-ASLEEP mode, the intensity of the output light is gradually decreased from the steady intensity value to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Robert Godlieb
  • Patent number: 9000886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, computer program product, and system for preventing an inadvertent configuration of an electrical device provided with an infrared interface (30). The method, computer program product, and system include activation of one or more infrared buttons (31, 32, 33, or 34) provided on the infrared interface (30) in order to configure the electrical device. The method, computer program product, and system include a display (40) that indicates an infrared button sequence), wherein said button sequence is entered before the configuration occurs and includes activation of at least a first infrared button (31, 32, 33, or 34) and at least a second infrared button (31, 32, 33, or 34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ezra Sobel, Xiaoling DiGrazia
  • Publication number: 20150070495
    Abstract: Tampering with doorbells can lead to injury and doorbell theft. Methods and systems can discourage doorbell tampering by emitting an alert when a doorbell detects tampering. In some embodiments, a doorbell includes a system to detect movement of the outer housing of the doorbell. In several embodiments, if a doorbell detects movement of the outer housing while the doorbell detects that it is connected to an external power supply, the doorbell can emit an alert to warn against additional tampering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph Frank Scalisi
  • Patent number: 8970379
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to visualize locations of radio frequency identification (RFID) tagged items are described. One example method includes receiving a request from a portable electronic device to access product information associated with an individual radio frequency identification (RFID) tagged item, determining a location of the product information in a database, transmitting the located product information to the portable electronic device for display thereon, receiving modified product information associated with the individual RFID tagged item from the portable electronic device, and storing the modified product information to the location of the product information in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Wayne Chang
  • Patent number: 8963685
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus and system for and method of registering, admitting and testing of a candidate. Test candidate can be registered and admitted through verification of identity using biometric comparisons and third party identification systems. Scanning of identification documents and comparison with security information database can authenticate the validity and authenticity of identification documents. Authentication of testing candidates can be accomplished by comparison of biometric data of candidate against biometric data contain in identification document. Testing can be conducted on an apparatus remotely located from a proctor monitored administrative station or apparatus. The remote testing station can detect and prevent individuals from cheating, detect unauthorized objects, and can prevent or detect unauthorized copying of an examination or portions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Innovative Exams, LLC
    Inventor: Ruben Garcia
  • Patent number: 8937529
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: status information input means for inputting status information indicating an operating state and power consumption of each of a plurality of electronic appliances targeted for connection from the plurality of electronic appliances; list screen generating means for generating a list screen that associates the status information inputted from each of the plurality of electronic appliances with the plurality of electronic appliances; and a display control means for controlling display means for displaying the list screen thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Keigo Ito
  • Patent number: 8933801
    Abstract: A fall detection method determines a fall detection algorithm based on sensor data aggregated from a plurality of fall detection devices. Sensor data is obtained from one of the plurality of fall detection devices not included in the aggregated sensor data. A probable fall event of the obtained sensor data is determined based on the fall detection algorithm. An alarm signal is generated based upon the determination of the probable fall event. A validity of the probable fall event is determined, and the fall detection algorithm is refined using the obtained sensor data and the validity of the probable fall event each time sensor data is obtained from any of the plurality of fall detection devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Linear LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Sweeney, James J. Haflinger
  • Patent number: 8928480
    Abstract: A fence for establishing a secure marine perimeter includes an optic fiber net. The optic fiber net includes an optic fiber wire with an input end and an output end. A light transmitter connects to the input end to introduce an input optic signal into the optic fiber wire. A light receiver connects to the output end to receive an output optic signal from the optic fiber wire. A strength member is incorporated into the optic fiber wire to strengthen the optic fiber net. A processor is connected to the light receiver to generate an output signal based on the output optic signal. The processor compares the output optic signal with the input optic signal and generates an alarm if a difference between the input optic signal and the output optic signal exceeds a predetermined alarm threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: David Iffergan
  • Patent number: 8922343
    Abstract: In a remote operation apparatus of a working machine including a working machine side transmission/reception unit (21) and a radio remote operation means (3) having a remote control side transmission/reception unit (31), an ON/OFF control circuit (32) for controlling the operation/non-operation state of the remote control side transmission/reception unit (31) is disposed to the radio remote operation means (3), and the working machine side transmission/reception unit (21) is called when the remote control side transmission/reception unit (31) is in an operating state by that the ON/OFF control circuit (32) is turned on, and the data showing the driving state of the working machine (1) is transmitted from the working machine side transmission/reception unit (21) to the remote control side transmission/reception unit (31) to thereby reduce an electric power consumption amount on the radio remote operation means (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinori Inagawa, Toshikazu Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20140354407
    Abstract: A beverage counting device comprising a wrist band and one or more counters secured to the wrist band where the counters permit an individual the ability to record and display the number of beverages they have consumed. A method for using a beverage counting device comprising the steps of: providing a beverage counting device comprising a beverage counting device comprising a wrist band and one or more counters secured to the wrist band where the counters permit an individual the ability to record and display the number of beverages they have consumed; a) obtaining a beverage to drink; b) actuating a button on the counter to record the beverage; c) consuming the beverage; and d) repeating steps a) through c) until no further beverages are consumed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Paul Evans
  • Patent number: 8884767
    Abstract: A method of alerting a person using an EEG assembly (201) comprises the steps of automatically alerting said person of an incidence, manipulating an external device for establishing a wireless connection between the EEG assembly (201) and the external device (202), wirelessly transmitting from the EEG assembly (201) and to the external device (202) a data message holding information identifying the incidence that triggered the alert of the person carrying the EEG assembly, and providing information related to the incidence that triggered the alert of said person using presentation means in the external device (202). The invention also relates to an apparatus operating according to the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Widex A/S
    Inventor: Preben Kidmose
  • Patent number: 8872623
    Abstract: An alarm device configured with a power supply, a processing unit, speakers and an activator for emitting a voice alarm to alert passersby that the alarm holder is in danger. A handheld alarm device for alerting people more effectively than a mere tonal alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Cherie Ann Simpson
  • Publication number: 20140313006
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems (200), apparatus and methods utilizing the soundscape of the appliance (204) to generate content for a dynamic output. In various embodiments, the output generated by the apparatus is varied based on differences in the acoustic signal resulting from changes in the operating state of the appliance (204). By utilizing the soundscape of the appliance (204), a non-repetitive and pseudo-random, but still recognizable outputs associated with the appliance (204), can be generated based on the various operating states of the appliance (204). The user's operation of the appliance (204) may influence the acoustic signal received by the apparatus which may further influence the output produced by the appliance (204). The systems (200), apparatus and methods described herein employ a dynamic acoustic signal of an appliance (204) to provide a user with a dynamic output to engage the user in a manner that increases their interest in and attachment to the appliance (204).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Jonathan David Mason, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu
  • Patent number: 8866588
    Abstract: A method performs an update for a first device that consumes information with a known expiration time. The first device operates within a network that accommodates other devices also consuming the information. The method includes setting a time for the first device to refresh the information, the time to refresh being based on a pseudorandom time offset. The method also includes sending a refresh request to a resource for the data during the set time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Neal Rowitch, Zoltan Biacs, Ravikumar Varma Dandu, Donovan Trisko, Jie Wu, John Delucchi, Grant Alexander Marshall, Ashok Bhatia
  • Publication number: 20140300450
    Abstract: A home appliance, a home appliance system, and a method of controlling the same are provided. The home appliance includes a display unit that outputs an operation setting and an operation state. The home appliance further includes a tag unit that performs Near Field Communication (NFC) with a terminal. The home appliance further includes a controller that (i) stores product information at the tag unit, (ii) receives data stored at the tag unit, (iii) changes the operation setting, (iv) controls the operation state, and (v) outputs the changed operation setting to the display unit. The controller (i) determines network connection information that is stored at the tag unit by the terminal, (ii) stores the network connection information in a communication unit, and (iii) transmits and receives data wirelessly by connecting, through the communication unit, to a network that is associated with the network connection information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Mikyung Ha, Junpil Park, Bokyung Cho
  • Publication number: 20140300449
    Abstract: A system and method for taxi hailing may include providing a prompt to initiate hailing of a taxi. A start command may be received. A visual indicator and an audio indicator may be provided on a display device. A prompt for a hailing stoppage may be provided. A stop command may be received. The visual indicator and the audio indicator may stop. The method may be used in order to hail a taxi from a safe distance from the street while distinguishing the user from other pedestrians.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Ani Kounavis
  • Patent number: 8854187
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention there is provided an alarm communicator configured to communicate directly with an alarm panel. The alarm panel includes a key-switch input terminal which is in direct communication with a relay switch defined on the alarm communicator. The alarm communicator is capable of sending open or closed signals from the relay switch to the key-switch input terminal in response to receiving a command that was initiated from a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Telular Corporation
    Inventor: Gilson O. Motta
  • Patent number: 8841989
    Abstract: An electronic messaging device includes a receiver configured to receive a message at one of a first operational frequency and second operational frequency. The messaging device can operate using a time synchronous protocol and can receive commands through over-the-internet-programming (OTIP) and over-the-air-programming (OTAP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: American Messaging Services, LLC
    Inventors: John F. Nagel, J. Roy Pottle, Peter C. Barnett, David Andersen, Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sangsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 8823490
    Abstract: An adherent patient device is configured to adhere to the skin of the patient and measure electrocardiogram data, impedance data, accelerometer data, blood oxygen data and temperature data. The adherent device can communicate wirelessly with gateways and a local processor system, such that the patient can wander about the hospital and update the monitoring station with the patient data when the patient is ambulatory. The local processor system can be configured to customize alerts for the patient, for example to notify automatically a specialist in response to a special condition of the patient. The adherent device may comprise a unique adherent device identifier such that the customized alert can be sent based on the unique device identifier. Each of the gateways can be carried and may comprise a unique gateway identifier, such that the unique device identifier and the unique gateway identifier can be used to locate the ambulatory patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Corventis, Inc.
    Inventors: Imad Libbus, Badri Amurthur, Yatheendhar D. Manicka, Scott T. Mazar, Matt Merkert, Brett A. Landrum
  • Publication number: 20140240093
    Abstract: A none-power state indication apparatus includes an optoelectronic device electrically connected to a power supply circuit of an electric product, and generating a predetermined light color under power effect of the power supply circuit; a case member for covering an upper portion of the optoelectronic device, wherein a display zone corresponding to the optoelectronic device and differing from a color of a case surface of the case member. Under a state of supplying power to the electric product, the color of the display zone of the case member generates change state that is identical to the color of the case surface due to light source effect of the optoelectronic device. On the other hand, under a state of supplying no power to the electric product, the obvious display zone appears on the case surface due to lost light source of the optoelectronic device, thereby indicating the none-power state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: IRICE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY(SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SHIH-HUI CHEN, CHIN- TIEN LIN
  • Patent number: 8816855
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products and systems for providing video tracking. The method includes receiving a first signal from a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag. A location of the RFID tag is determined in response to the first signal. An image that includes the location of the RFID tag is recorded. The location of the RFID tag is marked on the image, resulting in a marked image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Barrett Kreiner, Jonathan L. Reeves
  • Publication number: 20140232527
    Abstract: A device and an associated method for identifying a collision in a medical instrument are provided. The device includes a carrier module of the medical instrument, a housing cladding module that is detachably connected to the carrier module at at least one connection site, and at least one switching element arranged on the carrier module at a distance from the connection site. A partial portion of the housing cladding module has a spring-like flexible design in order to be pressed in the direction of the switching element during a collision with an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Harald Mulzer, Matthias Schirbl
  • Patent number: 8810387
    Abstract: A safety system receives inputs from safety related input devices such as smoke detectors and the like and provides triggering outputs to notification appliances such as bells and the like and/or safety functions such as door releases. To facilitate testing of the input devices the system incorporates a timer operative to disconnect the output devices for a period of time during which testing may be achieved, automatically reconnects the output devices at the end of the time, records the number of triggering outputs received at the outputs during that period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Apollo America Inc.
    Inventors: David L. Hall, Peter Stouffer
  • Patent number: 8810374
    Abstract: An integral locating system for child's drinkware accessories comprises a receiver with a speaker removably attached to a rear portion of each accessory. The speaker is activated by a remotely located transceiver preferably carried by or located adjacent to the parent or care provider. In such a manner, the parent or care provider can depress an activation button on the transceiver to locate the specific article. The article will alert in response period of seconds to allow the parent or care provider to locate it. The receiver unit is removable from the child's drinkware accessory to allow the article to be washed or sterilized. The receiver unit is placed in a central recharging station that accepts the different sized receivers for recharging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Elizabeth Giegoldt
  • Patent number: 8786404
    Abstract: A multi-purpose protection system having a housing, an audio output device on the housing, an alarm activator on the housing, an external detector receptacle on the housing, an external audio output receptacle on the housing functioning to connect an external speaker and allows transmission of audio to the external speaker, a power switch on the housing, a power source housed in a battery compartment in the housing, a microprocessor operatively connected to each the alarm activator, the external detector receptacle, the audio output device, the power source, and the power switch, and a memory component operatively connected to the microprocessor having at least one audio file of a recording of a sound to be emitted when the alarm is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Tillman
  • Publication number: 20140197923
    Abstract: An assembly includes an electronic price label having an outer casing, a cover attached to the electronic price label and a marketing sign that highlights the electronic price label. The outer casing of the electronic price label module houses a display screen and circuitry for sending and receiving data signals over a network. The cover includes a front panel having a window. The window exposes the display screen of the electronic price label and a sensor on the electronic price label that sends and receives the data signals over the network. The marketing sign includes an opening defined by a perimeter. The perimeter surrounds the outer casing of the electronic price label and at least a portion of the marketing sign is located behind the front panel of the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Target Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Engelby, Kimberly D. Sales
  • Patent number: 8773274
    Abstract: Packaging installation with a metering apparatus and method for monitoring damage in a packaging installation in which packs (19) which are to be filled can be charged with the contents in each case by means of a metering apparatus (01) designed according to one of Claims 1 to 8, wherein —the vibrations of the wall of the dispensing container (02) are measured at least during operation of the stirrer (06) and/or of the metering screw (05), —the measured values are evaluated by the vibration evaluator (10), —deviations in the vibration behavior are detected and compared with limit values stored in the vibration evaluator (10), —when the limit values are exceeded, this indicates with sufficient probability, that the stirrer (06) or the metering screw (05) is in contact with the dispensing container (02), —an alarm is triggered by means of the vibration evaluator (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Rovema GmbH
    Inventor: Burkhard Licher
  • Patent number: 8769095
    Abstract: A method to dynamically group devices based on device information, which is associated with a system for monitoring the device information that communicates information between a device and an enterprise. Information is collected from a device information source to obtain an actual status of a device. The actual status of the device is compared to a stored status of the device. The stored status is stored on a server of the enterprise. The enterprise determines if the actual status has been changed from the stored status. When a change is detected, the method performs at least one of the acts of automatically disassociating the device from a group that reflects the stored status and automatically associating the device with a new group to reflect the actual status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Axeda Acquisition Corp.
    Inventors: David Patrick Hart, John Louis Taylor
  • Patent number: 8764218
    Abstract: The present invention provides an illumination alert apparatus structure having a cap for use in switch control. The illumination alert apparatus which is illumination-oriented comprises a body, a power unit, and a lightbulb having an illumination unit coupled thereto. The power unit is coupled to an end of the body. The lightbulb is screwed to an external thread formed on an outward side of the body and coupled to the power unit, so as to assemble the illumination alert apparatus. The illumination alert apparatus structure dispenses with other switch-related components which might otherwise compromise the overall esthetical appearance of the illumination alert apparatus, such that the illumination alert apparatus manifests simplicity, beauty, and novelty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Day Sun Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Hsueh-Chu Yeh
  • Publication number: 20140159867
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate generally to an accessory device for a tablet device. The accessory device takes the form of a flexible screen protector that can be disposed over a display portion of the tablet device. Because the flexible screen protector covers the display of the tablet there is no visual way for the tablet to provide notifications to the user while the screen protector overlays it. By providing a data and power connection between the tablet and the accessory device, the processor of the tablet device can command illumination elements disposed in the accessory device to be illuminated in any of a number of illumination states. Each of the illumination states can be associated with an operating state of the tablet device thereby allowing the tablet device to visually communicate operating state information while the display is covered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Sartee, Justin Wodrich
  • Publication number: 20140159858
    Abstract: A wireless time and attendance system automatically collects data to compile attendance of various individuals at separate spaces within a facility for various time intervals. A coordinator terminal employs an integrated reader, a touchpad, a time display and a communication link which communicates with a host computer and a wireless communication module. Multiple point-of-entry/exit (“POE”) terminals are connected to the coordinator terminal via wireless communication links. Each of the POE terminals comprises an integrated ID input and an attendance indicator input. Time and attendance data entered on the POE terminals is compiled for transmission to the host computer. In one embodiment, a ZigBee wireless mesh network is employed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: James S. Bianco, William G. Lucas, JR.
  • Patent number: 8749348
    Abstract: One disclosed method involves providing a first device comprising a sensor configured to sense a stimulus experienced by the first device, a controller configured to process data received from the sensor and thereby obtain processed sensor data, a transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit the processed data, and a battery configured to supply power to at least the controller and the transmitter. The first device is operated in a first operational mode in which the sensor, the controller, and the transmitter are used at least occasionally to obtain and transmit processed data. When the battery is in a low power condition, the first device is operated in a second operational mode wherein the sensor, controller, and transmitter are not used to obtain and transmit processed sensor data, but wherein the first device at least occasionally transmits a signal that indicates a low power condition of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Blackadar