Information Display Patents (Class 340/691.6)
  • Patent number: 10475410
    Abstract: An Liquid crystal display panel is provided. The Liquid crystal display panel includes a plurality of pixel elements arranged as a pixel array. The Liquid crystal display panel receives a plurality of data signals, a plurality of gate driving signals, a plurality of control signals, and an extra data signal. Each of the gate driving signals includes a gate pulse; each of the data signals includes a data voltage; the extra data signal includes a data voltage; and each of the control signals includes a gate pulse and a data voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: AU OPTRONICS CORPORATION, NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chih-Lung Lin, Po-Syun Chen, Cheng-Chiu Pai
  • Patent number: 10354350
    Abstract: A method and system for information management for an incident response. The method comprises the following steps: A first communication allocating a responder to a specific assignment relating to the incident is received at a computing device from a command device. A second communication identifying assignment information that corresponds to the specific assignment is transmitted from the computing device to a graphic display device associated with the responder. Real-time sensor data is received at the computing device from one or more sensors. A third communication indicating progress in the specific assignment based at least in part on the real-time sensor data is transmitted from the computing device to one or more of the command device and the graphic display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Juana E Nakfour, Daniel S Griesmann
  • Patent number: 10306423
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may periodically check for multicast updates from a wireless telecommunications network based on a particular interval (e.g., a “content check interval”). For example, when the UE is powered on, the UE may periodically check for multicast updates based on a default content check interval. The UE may monitor internal and/or external conditions, such as a status of an external device (e.g., a vehicle, an electronic billboard, etc.), a power source of the UE (e.g., an electrical outlet, a battery, etc.), a mode of operation of the UE (e.g., a sleep mode, an active mode, etc.), and an activity level of the UE (e.g., an level of processor activity, an amount of memory being used, etc.). The UE may determine a new content check interval based on the monitored conditions, and the UE may check for multicast updates based on the new content check interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lisewski, Arvind K. Basra
  • Patent number: 10296869
    Abstract: Products are arranged at positions along a fixture. Electronic labels associated with the products are arranged such that a product position for a product is obtainable once a position of the label is known. A camera is arranged to capture images of the fixture. A method includes controlling a label to change optical output; receiving an image containing the label and captured after the change of optical output has been initiated; detecting a position of the label in the image based on a characteristic associated with the change; and determining a position for the product associated with the label in an image. The determined position may be employed to determine when to restock a product. Further, a method for determining positions of labels in images is provided, as well a corresponding system and computer program product. The labels are controlled to include changing temporal patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Pricer AB
    Inventor: Nils Hulth
  • Patent number: 10275796
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computer infrastructure having computer executable code tangibly embodied on a computer readable storage medium having programming instructions operable to determine a current location of a user, predict a change of direction of the user, and provide at least one advertisement to the user based on the predicted change of direction of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kelly Abuelsaad, Lisa Seacat Deluca, Soobaek Jang, Daniel C. Krook
  • Patent number: 10133262
    Abstract: A hand hygiene system is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the hand hygiene system includes a hand sanitizer dispensing unit that dispenses a hand sanitizer, a shared electronic device in communication with the hand sanitizer dispensing unit and a manual override device. The hand sanitizer dispensing unit transmits an activation signal to the shared electronic device. The shared electronic device reduces resistance to access to the shared electronic device, upon receipt of the activation signal from the hand sanitizer dispensing unit. The manual override device allows access to the shared electronic device independent of the activation signal of the hand sanitizer dispensing unit. The manual override device also provides greater resistance to access the shared electronic device than provided from the receipt of the activation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Hygiene Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Greg Stratmann
  • Patent number: 10088326
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a vehicle for maneuvering a passenger to a destination autonomously. The vehicle includes one or more computing devices that receive a request for a vehicle from a client computing device. The request identifies a first location. The one or more computing devices also determine whether the first location is within a threshold outside of a service area of the vehicle. When the location is within the threshold distance outside of the service area of the vehicle, the one or more computing devices identify a second location within the service area of the vehicle where the vehicle is able to stop for a passenger and based on the first location. The one or more computing devices then provide a map and a marker identifying the position of the second location on the map for display on the client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Waymo LLC
    Inventors: Anne Kristiina Aula, Brian Douglas Cullinane, Daniel Jules Switkin, Jennifer Arden, Renaud-Roland Hubert
  • Patent number: 10019890
    Abstract: A sensor management device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a display control unit configured to perform control of displaying position screen information indicating positions of sensors; and a detection unit configured to detect a sensor, wherein when a position of the sensor detected by the detection unit is not included in the position screen information, the display control unit further performs control of displaying identification information of the sensor detected by the detection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshizo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9959690
    Abstract: A vehicle includes: receiver(s), a timer counting time, memory, and processor(s) configured to: receive a timestamped signal from a fob; compare the timestamp to a time window; reject the timestamp if the timestamp is outside the time window; expand the time window with the counted time; compute the time window as a trigonometric function of the counted time and a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Andre Zielinski, John Russell Bielawski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9818267
    Abstract: A doorbell system comprises a doorbell chime (18), a first doorbell push (10) for sending a first input signal to the doorbell chime (18) in response to the first doorbell push (10) being activated, and a second device, such as a second doorbell push (14), for sending a second input signal to the doorbell chime (18). The doorbell chime (18) is arranged to emit light (24) of a first color in response to receiving the first input signal and light of a second, different, color in response to receiving the second input signal. The light (24) may be emitted around a perimeter of the doorbell chime, such that it creates a halo effect around the part of the door chime located within said perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Novar ED&S Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Parker, Dominic Hargreaves, Felix Haeffner, Iphin Rangson
  • Patent number: 9738225
    Abstract: A display system mounted on one or more sides of a public transportation vehicle (e.g., a bus). The display system is interfaced with a portable computing device (e.g., a personal data assistant), where the portable computing device provides updated messages to be displayed on a display panel. The display system includes at least one display panel mounted on one side of a bus, facing outwards such that the display panels may be readily seen when the bus goes around. The display panel is mainly for displaying messages provided by the portable computing device but also for displaying default messages in a local storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Kammy Au, Barry Hartsfield
  • Patent number: 9599477
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a vehicle for maneuvering a passenger to a destination autonomously. The vehicle includes one or more computing devices that receive a request for a vehicle from a client computing device. The request identifies a first location. The one or more computing devices also determine whether the first location is within a threshold outside of a service area of the vehicle. When the location is within the threshold distance outside of the service area of the vehicle, the one or more computing devices identify a second location within the service area of the vehicle where the vehicle is able to stop for a passenger and based on the first location. The one or more computing devices then provide a map and a marker identifying the position of the second location on the map for display on the client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Anne Kristiina Aula, Brian Douglas Cullinane, Daniel Jules Switkin, Jennifer Arden, Renaud-Roland Hubert
  • Patent number: 9542717
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The device includes memories, a display unit, and a data collecting memory. The memories store a plurality of kinds of image data generated based on information acquired from different kinds of sensors, respectively. The display unit displays the image data that is selected by a user among the plurality of kinds of image data. The data collecting memory stores, in response to a predetermined report instruction, at least data of an image displayed on the display unit at the timing of the report instruction and, among the image data stored in the memories at the timing of the report instruction, the image data that is not displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Asahara, Tadahiro Miichi, Keita Nishida, Hiroshi Yoshii
  • Patent number: 9477329
    Abstract: System for controlling the interior of a vehicle including a center button for selecting a mode, an inner knob for selecting a function, and an outer knob for adjusting that function. The system may include an outer display for graphically displaying different options for adjusting the selected function. The system may also include a processor which may generate instructions to effectuate the function adjustment upon the user actuating the knobs and/or the center button. A display on the center button may display modes, and an inner display located behind the inner knob may display functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: THUNDER POWER HONG KONG LTD.
    Inventor: Jia-Wei Ding
  • Patent number: 9471935
    Abstract: Systems and methods for allocating cells within a virtual grid to content providers according to various priority and selection schemes are used to target content delivery to information playback devices in a geographically and/or application selective manner. The priority schemes, geographical selectivity, and application selectivity of the system and methods of the invention allow a content provider to specifically target a desired demographic with high cost efficiency and flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventors: Steven Golden, Ryan Golden, Jason Mascari
  • Patent number: 9230267
    Abstract: Systems and methods for allocating cells within a virtual grid to content providers according to various priority and selection schemes are used to target content delivery to information playback devices in a geographically and/or application selective manner. The priority schemes, geographical selectivity, and application selectivity of the system and methods of the invention allow a content provider to specifically target a desired demographic with high cost efficiency and flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: MOASIS GLOBAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Golden, Ryan Golden, Jason Mullen
  • Patent number: 9201756
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for administering event pools for relevant event analysis are provided. Embodiments include assigning, by an incident analyzer, a plurality of events to an events pool; determining, by the incident analyzer, an event suppression duration; determining, by the incident analyzer in dependence upon event analysis rules, to suppress events having particular attributes indicating the events occurred during the event suppression duration; and suppressing, by the incident analyzer, each event assigned to the events pool having the particular attributes indicating the events occurred during the event suppression duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mark G. Atkins, James E. Carey, Philip J. Sanders
  • Patent number: 9111293
    Abstract: We hereby report a location specific mobile messaging system. These messages could be displayed (by way of example but not by limitation) in a location viewable by a variety of people. The contents of these messages could be programmed to display messages specific to a location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventors: Piyush Gupta, Manish Dinkarrao Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 9041518
    Abstract: A portable radio-frequency identifier (RFID) reading terminal can comprise a microprocessor, a memory, an RFID reading device, and a display. The portable RFID reading terminal can be configured to display a scan trace provided by a line comprising a plurality of time varying points. Each point can be defined by a projection of a radio frequency (RF) signal coverage shape of the RFID reading device onto a chosen plane at a given moment in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Vargas, Tom Plocher, Ynjiun Paul Wang, Sriharsha Putrevu, Philip Zumsteg
  • Patent number: 9024782
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods involve a handheld illuminated module to communicate safety information from a spotter to a driver during a vehicle maneuver. In an illustrative example, the spotter operates the module at a position from which to monitor a region in the vehicle's path. The spotter communicates to the driver that the path is clear by depressing a switch on the module. When depressed, the module switch indicates a “safe” mode that (1) illuminates the module, for example, with a green color, and (2) communicates to a vehicle safety module (VSM) on-board the vehicle. In response to the message, the VSM may transition from a warning mode to a safe mode and emit corresponding visual and/or audio signals to the driver. If the spotter releases the switch, the module illumination changes, and the VSM reverts to warning mode in which it prompts the driver to stop the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jovan Palmieri
  • Patent number: 9019105
    Abstract: An animal emotion display system 100 including: a transmitter 10 which is attached to an animal; and a receiver 20 which is capable of communicating with the transmitter, wherein the transmitter 10 includes: a tail wagging detection sensor 12 to detect a plurality of kinds of tail wagging of the animal as a plurality of kinds of emotion of the animal, respectively; and a transmitting section 15 to transmit emotion data corresponding to the respective kinds of tail wagging detected by the tail wagging detection sensor 12 to the receiver 20, and the receiver 20 includes: a receiving section 22 to receive the emotion data transmitted by the transmitting section 15; a display section 25; and a display control section 24 to display a display content corresponding to the emotion data received by the receiving section 22 on the display section 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150109135
    Abstract: Various embodiments of indicators, their use, and their construction are described. An indicator may include a plurality of bistable display portions. The plurality of bistable display portions may be changed from a first state to a second state to indicate the passage of a predetermined time period. The plurality of bistable portions may also be changed to a third state to indicate an amount of time past the predetermined time period. An indicator may also include a plurality of event labels arranged to form an event flow path, a plurality of event inputs, and a plurality of bistable displays which may be controlled to indicate an event status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Dock Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Sarah R. Sandock
  • Patent number: 9013289
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display device 5 for a work machine having an engine 9, a hydraulic pump 10 driven by the engine, a boom cylinder 3d, an arm cylinder 3e, a bucket cylinder 3f, and other actuators driven by a hydraulic fluid supplied from the hydraulic pump 10, and an operating device 6 for operating the actuators 3d, 3e, 3f. The display device 5 includes an idle state display section 50a for displaying an engine revolution speed N as no-manipulation period operating state information which is related to an engine load that is imposed while the operating device 6 is not manipulated. This makes it possible to inform an operator of the status of the engine load in an idle state for the purpose of prompting the operator to transition into a fuel-efficient state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinji Nishikawa, Kouji Ishikawa, Takatoshi Ooki, Keiichiro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150102936
    Abstract: A method, safety route guiding device and a computer program product enables users in the premises of an industrial plant to reach safety in case of an emergency, where said users are equipped with mobile terminals, where the safety route guiding device includes a guiding unit that receives alarm data concerning an emergency in a clearance zone of the premises, the alarm data being relevant for a user of a mobile terminal, obtains data of a set of other users affected by the emergency, guides the user from the clearance zone to a security zone outside the premises, obtains status data concerning the other users in the set, and presents the status data to the user via the mobile terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: ABB RESEARCH LTD
    Inventors: Elina Vartiainen, Martin Olausson, Jonas Brönmark
  • Patent number: 9007193
    Abstract: One embodiment induces a display system for use on the exterior of a vehicle having a display, a vehicle speed sensor, a trigger device, and a processor coupled to the speed sensor and the trigger device. The trigger device is configured to identify a trigger event. The processor is configured to implement one of three operational modes of the display system based on the speed and state of the vehicle: a first operational mode when no trigger event is identified, the vehicle is on, and the vehicle is at a first speed; a second operational mode when no trigger event is identified and the vehicle is at a second speed different than the first speed; and a third operational mode when the trigger event is identified. The processor is further configured to render content on the display based upon the operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: ReviverMX, Inc.
    Inventors: Neville Boston, Michael Jordan
  • Patent number: 9008904
    Abstract: A method to control operation of a vehicle based upon a user input from a user of the vehicle to a graphic projection display representing a registered graphic to a view in front of the vehicle includes projecting the registered graphic to the view in front of the vehicle upon the graphic projection display, monitoring the user input to the graphic projection display, and controlling the operation of the vehicle based upon the user input to the graphic projection display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Joseph F. Szczerba, Thomas A. Seder, Dehua Cui
  • Patent number: 9009210
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for distributing multimedia files units are disclosed. In an exemplary method, a plurality of multimedia files are downloaded using a transportation provider wireless device associated with a fare-based transport vehicle, such as a taxi, bus, ferry, or airplane. The downloaded multimedia files are stored in a data storage unit operatively connected to the transportation provider wireless device. In response to passenger input data received from a passenger wireless device, a desired multimedia file selected by the passenger is transferred to the passenger wireless device or played back using local speakers and/or video displays. In some embodiments, a selected multimedia file is associated with digital rights management information regulating authorized uses of the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Walter M. Marcinkiewicz, Gary R. Cole, Toby John Bowen, Yojak Harshad Vasa, Mats Pettersson
  • Publication number: 20150082548
    Abstract: A display for displaying the condition of an air mattress. The display comprises a plurality of arrays of elements organized in a hierarchy. Each element represents a pressure increment. Each array comprises a plurality of rows and a plurality columns. The elements in each row of an array being distinctive in appearance from the elements in the other rows of the array. A control that operates the elements to indicate the pressure beginning with the first column, of the first row, of the lowest array in the hierarchy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: BOYD SPECIALTY SLEEP
    Inventor: Dennis M. Boyd
  • Patent number: 8988244
    Abstract: An article transfer system that allows the operator to easily notice that abnormality occurs in an abnormality detecting sensor for detecting abnormality and perform remedial work is provided. The article transfer system is adapted to display information indicating that the abnormality occurs on a display device as abnormality occurrence information, receive input of a result of determination by the operator on whether or not the abnormality indicated by the abnormality occurrence information occurs, and display information indicating that the detecting information received from the abnormality detecting sensor is incorrect on the display device when the operator inputs the result of determination that the abnormality indicated by the abnormality occurrence information does not occur with the abnormality detecting sensor detecting the abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenji Yagawa
  • Patent number: 8988227
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and program having a reading unit configured to read a plurality of alarm information about alarms generated based on abnormalities of biological information of a patient or abnormalities of a medical apparatus, and a control unit configured to associate same alarm contents that are included in the different alarm information in terms of the alarm contents that indicate contents of abnormalities causing the generation of the alarms is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nihon Kohden Corporation
    Inventors: Shinji Tezuka, Hiroko Hagiwara, Masahiro Echigo, Rie Muneshima
  • Patent number: 8988245
    Abstract: For cable management, a bi-stable liquid crystal display is positioned on an exterior segment of a communications cable. A display module that connects to the bi-stable liquid crystal display, connects to the communications cable with one or more pins, and receives the signal associated with one or more messages about the communications cable. The display module further causes the one or more messages to be shown on the bi-stable liquid crystal display in response to the display module receiving the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tara Astigarraga, Louie A. Dickens, Nancy V. Ryson, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 8963725
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tester and test method for smoke amount of electrical cigarette. The tester includes a collect device, a testing device, a control device as well as an input and output device. The input and output device is used to set test parameters, alarm and display a value of smoke amount and a test result whether qualified. The collect device, used to collect smoke, can precisely control a pumping smoke time and a pumping smoke capacity by introducing a step motor. The testing device, utilizing a light emitter and receiver, test a smoke amount. If the smoke amount tested is less than a predetermined smoke amount, an alarm system alarms by way of display and/or sound. The invention quantifies smoke amount of electronic cigarette, which can be adopted in the manufacture field of electronic cigarette to test smoke amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kimree Hi-Tech Inc
    Inventor: Zhiyong Xiang
  • Publication number: 20150048953
    Abstract: The electronic Building Information Card (eBIC) system provides a systematic and comprehensive approach for building information maintenance to assist first responders and building owners in an emergency response. The eBIC solution is built to the essential elements for each building along with a cross vertical view of the building. This provides the first responder a quick size-up assessment, an easy to read graphic view format and further support emergency operations for each building.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: EBIC Preparedness Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: John J. Murphy, JR., Walter Greenberg
  • Publication number: 20150043887
    Abstract: A method and apparatus including the steps of a building information model (BIM) of a security system providing a three-dimensional view of a secured area of the security system including the physical location of any sensors of the security system, an input device of the security system receiving from a user a starting time and ending time of a time interval of interest and a processor of the security system displaying the three-dimensional view of the secured area including a time scale showing the starting time on one end of the time scale and the ending time at an opposing end of the time scale and a respective popup of details for each corresponding sensor of at least some sensors of the security system activated during the time interval of interest, each respective popup graphically connected to the physical location of the corresponding sensor within the three dimensional view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Malayappan GURUDOSS, Vinoth DHARMALINGAM, Kalpana JANAPATI, Viswanathan Chatapuram KRISHNAN, Vinay VENKATESH, Paul M. POPOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20150042483
    Abstract: Currently, mariners do not have an accurate way to measure work safety when at sea. The Marine Safety Analysis Software Application is designed to improve safety and prevent accidents when used by mariners. The application analyzes motion data obtained via multiple sensors placed on the ship. These sensors gather metrics which are transmitted to the application. The application then compares the data to user inputs and based on predetermined metrics a “work safety category” is created. Depending on the “work safety category”, the user decides whether the task at hand should be started, continued, or stopped. This application may help prevent accidents by providing a clearer safety assessment to all those who work on the water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Ryan Joseph Hageman
  • Patent number: 8952828
    Abstract: A system for evacuating persons from a vehicle includes a light signal generating device, which is adapted to emit at least one visual light signal that indicates at least one preset escape route for at least one person to be evacuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Kohlmeier-Beckmann, Anja Niemeyer, Fred Raszpir
  • Patent number: 8947250
    Abstract: An alert method in a portable terminal which includes: examining an output of a terminal condition detection unit, detecting a condition in which the portable terminal is tiled when an event to examine a designated condition is received or generated, obtaining the alert information from a memory which stores alert information of the designated condition and default alert information, and producing an alert by displaying information of the designated condition if the portable terminal is in the designated condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyunghwa Kim
  • Patent number: 8947254
    Abstract: There is disclosed methods and systems for managing drop boxes. Events reflecting outputs from one or more sensors are detected. Information that is a function of the detected event is forwarded to a drop box management system. This information, along with additional information received by the drop box management system, is utilized to generate instructions including display instructions for each drop box. Displays of drop boxes are then updated based on the instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: FedEx Corporate Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Caldwell, Erika J. Raeth, James S. Staggs, Kevin B. Reasons
  • Publication number: 20150022366
    Abstract: A method for displaying representations of facial expressions on devices includes receiving, by a processor on a device, data from a sensor coupled to the device. The method includes identifying, by the processor, responsive to the received data, a level of progress that a user of the device made towards a goal. The method includes selecting, by the processor, responsive to the identification, an icon representing a facial expression. The method includes modifying, by the processor, a level of power for each of a plurality of light indicators embedded in the device to display the icon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Sonny Vu, Jessica Sheung-yan Ng, Matthew Ryan Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20150015407
    Abstract: A display system for tracking large numbers of persons or objects in real-time is disclosed. The display system utilizes a tracking system that employs various types of technologies, such as RFID, to determine the location of the person and/or objects being tracked. The displays of the present invention utilize colors, graphics, and the physical groupings of related data on a display device, usually a computer monitor, to present tracking information in a compact, readily changeable, and easily analyzed format in real-time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: TimeKeeping Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry J. Markwitz, Paolo Argentieri, Brent G. Bowers, Jason D. Doyle, John E. Hansley, II, John W. Hoffman, Roger W. Stahl, Mary T. Upham
  • Publication number: 20150009038
    Abstract: A method and apparatus can be configured to perform the steps of displaying, on a display, a first visual representation of volume in three-dimensional space. The method can also display, on the display, a visual representation of a network security alert. The network security alert can correspond to a notification of a network attack, a network intrusion, or an unwanted activity. The representation of the network security alert can be positioned within the first visual representation of volume. The position of the representation of the network security alert within the first visual representation of volume reflects at least one characteristic of the network security alert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Lee C. TROSSBACH, JR., Robinson E. PINO
  • Publication number: 20150002304
    Abstract: The embodiments provide a system for maximizing information gain for messages. The system may include an information processing unit configured to receive a plurality of messages having a plurality of attributes, and an integrated optimizer configured to receive an information gain model representing information gain of the plurality of messages and output a message schedule for displaying at least a subset of the plurality of messages on a display terminal including calculating a significance and display time for each of the plurality of messages using the information gain model and the plurality of attributes such that the information gain is substantially maximized. The calculated significance may determine which of the plurality of messages are included in the message schedule and the display time may provide a time period for which each message of the subset is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Gufei Sun, Heng Wang, Wen-Syan Li
  • Patent number: 8924150
    Abstract: A method to navigate a vehicle utilizing a graphic projection display, includes monitoring a navigation status graphic representing a navigation intent displayed upon the graphic projection display, monitoring a user input indicated to a portion of the graphic projection display, initiating a user-defined navigation command based on the monitored navigation status graphic and the monitored user input, and operating the vehicle in accordance with the user-defined navigation command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Omer Tsimhoni, Joseph F. Szczerba, Thomas A. Seder, Dehua Cui
  • Publication number: 20140375466
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are described herein that are configured to enable validation of an alert condition. In some example embodiments, a method is provided that comprises detecting an alert condition. The method of this embodiment may also include generating a set of messages based on one or more key events in a primary data channel and one or more significant events in one or more related data channels in response to the alert condition. The method of this embodiment may also include determining a validity of the alert condition based on the set of messages that express the one or more key events, the one or more significant events, a relationship between the one or more key events and the one or more significant events, an alert context and the one or causes of the alert condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Ehud B. Reiter
  • Patent number: 8907811
    Abstract: A networked display has multiple modes of operation. In the first operating mode, the display receives and shows information related to charging an electric vehicle. In a second mode of operation, the display receives and shows information related to home energy usage. Other operating modes may also be supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Greenwave Systems Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Sonny Windstrup, Martin Manniche, Karl Jonsson
  • Publication number: 20140354442
    Abstract: One aspect of the present disclosure relates to an Emergency Alert System (EAS) display controller. The EAS display controller includes: (a) a processor, (b) a network interface controller configurable to be in communication with an out-of-band network, (c) a communication-interface controller configurable to be in communication with a signage device and in compliance with a control standard, a memory storing firmware. The firmware is configured to, when executed by the processor, (a) establish an out-of-band communication channel with at least one EAS message source, (b) receive an EAS message from the at least one EAS message source through the out-of-band channel, (c) extract an alert message from the EAS message, (d) construct a signage device control command in accordance with the control standard, and (e) send the command to the signage device to instruct the signage device to display the alert message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Sanjoy Maity, Varadachari Sudan Ayanam, Samvinesh Christopher, Baskar Parthiban
  • Patent number: 8896456
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for indicating a seat location. An indicator is activated for a seat in a passenger cabin when a passenger leaves the seat. The indicator indicates a location of the seat when activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Vicki Ann Curtis, Kayla Dunn, Ricardo Elizondo Costa, Sophie Prescott, Colin Cansler Curry, Sooshin Choi, Lingyu Zhu
  • Patent number: 8872671
    Abstract: A sound output apparatus for a vehicle includes a sound input device, a sound signal generation section, a sound output device, a road-information acquisition section, and a specified-direction determination section. The sound input device collects sounds outside of the vehicle. The sound signal generation section generates an output signal based on the sounds outside of the vehicle collected. The sound output device outputs a sound to a vehicle interior of the vehicle based on the output signal generated. The road-information acquisition section acquires road information in proximity of the vehicle. The specified-direction determination section determines a specified direction which is previously associated with the road information. The sound signal generation section generates the output signal such that a direction of sound-image localization of a sound outputted by the sound output device accords with the specified direction determined by the specified-direction determination section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuusuke Katayama
  • Publication number: 20140313046
    Abstract: An improved emergency response system and method includes at least one zone display structured to present a plurality of zones that convey certain information to bystanders, dispatchers, and/or emergency responders. Each zone corresponds to a different portion of the local premises, such that the zones are collectively configured to convey at least directional information pertaining to the local premises. The zone display is further configured to present at least one universal directional indicator associated with each zone. Accordingly, the information associated with the zones and directional indicators is utilized to facilitate an emergency response. The presenting of the zones can include depicting at least a portion of the premises via mapping overlay display. Further, the zone displays can depict threat level indicators corresponding to perceived circumstances of one or more zones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey Childers
  • Patent number: 8860565
    Abstract: An efficiency gauge from a vehicle information display may incorporate vehicle range information in addition to an efficiency indicator. The range information may be displayed as an area on the efficiency gauge indicating a safe operating region for average driving in order for the vehicle to reach a target destination entered by a driver before an on-board energy source is depleted. By maintaining a vehicle's average trip efficiency within the safe operating region through driving behavior, the display may convey that the vehicle will be able to make it to the target destination. Over the course of a trip, the safe operating region may be constantly updated to reflect the current state of the battery and the remaining distance to the target destination. If no target information is received, a default target distance value based on an initial distance to empty estimation may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technlogies, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Skaff, Dale Gilman, Paul Aldighieri