Continuously Variable Indicating (e.g., Telemetering) Patents (Class 340/870.01)
  • Patent number: 11979462
    Abstract: An object of the present disclosure is to provide a data collection system and a data collection method which are capable of collecting sensing data and various pieces of metadata by a single communication protocol and capable of associating the sensing data with the metadata without errors. A data collection system 301 of the present disclosure is a data collection system that performs communication from a terminal 11 to a data collection unit 12 by a standardized communication protocol (LLDP or HTIP), in which the terminal 11 stores sensing data detected by a sensor device in an extended field different from a field in which metadata is stored, within a frame specified by the communication protocol, and the data collection unit 12 associates the sensing data with the metadata based on information for identifying the terminal described in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Taniguchi, Shinya Tamaki, Tetsuya Suzuki, Yasutaka Kimura
  • Patent number: 11866923
    Abstract: A toilet management system includes a toilet bowl device installed in a toilet room, a management device configured to manage a use situation of the toilet bowl device, and a communication device configured to transmit use situation information related to the use situation of the toilet bowl device to the management device. The management device includes an acquirer configured to acquire the use situation information from the communication device, and an abnormality detector configured to detect an abnormality of the toilet bowl device or a facility or equipment installed inside or around the toilet room when the use situation information acquired by the acquirer matches a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: LIXIL Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Saruta, Shoji Ogawa, Hiroki Shigetomo, Hideyuki Ida, Rina Nagai, Keita Matsudate, Misaki Nagata, Sadaaki Shichino, Toshiki Hashida
  • Patent number: 11802864
    Abstract: A system includes at least one sensing device located within a structure being built as part of a construction project. The sensing device obtains measurements relating to a first characteristic of concrete of the structure and transmits the data wirelessly. The system also includes a memory, and a processor adapted to receive the data from the sensing devices, determine a second characteristic of the concrete based on the data, and generate a schedule of activities based on the second characteristic. The schedule may be a project schedule specifying tasks associated with the construction project. The processor is also adapted to cause at least one activity to be performed based on the schedule of activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: QUIPIP, LLC
    Inventor: Farrokh F. Radjy
  • Patent number: 11790622
    Abstract: Systems for identifying threat materials such as CBRNE threats and locations are provided. The systems can include a data acquisition component configured to determine the presence of a CBRNE threat; data storage media; and processing circuitry operatively coupled to the data acquisition device and the storage media. Methods for identifying a CBRNE threat are provided. The methods can include: determining the presence of a CBRNE threat using a data acquisition component; and acquiring an image while determining the presence of the CBRNE threat. Methods for augmenting a real-time display to include the location and/or type of CBRNE threat previously identified are also provided. Methods for identifying and responding to CBRNE threats are provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: TELEDYNE FLIR DETECTION, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Donahue, Jeremy P. Walker, Jessica L. Milke, Jason Robosky
  • Patent number: 11770863
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for wireless communication of analyte data. In this regard, in embodiments, a mobile includes a transceiver configured to transmit and receive wireless signals. The mobile device includes circuitry operatively coupled to the transceiver. The mobile device also includes a non-transitory computer-readable medium operatively coupled to the circuitry and storing instructions that, when executed, cause the mobile device to perform a number of operations. One such operation is to obtain a derivative of a first signal received via a first link. Another such operation is to obtain a derivative of a second signal received via a second link; and. Yet another such operation is to generate a selection for connection to an analyte sensor system, based on a comparison of the derivative of the first signal and the derivative of the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc
    Inventors: Aditya Mandapaka, Douglas William Burnette, Hari Hampapuram, Francis William Pascual, James Stephen Amidei, Darin Edward Chum Dew, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Nathanael Paul, William A. Pender, Michael A. Ploof
  • Patent number: 11740224
    Abstract: Concrete can be one of the most durable building materials where consumption is projected to reach approximately 40 billion tons in 2017 alone. Despite this the testing of concrete at all stages of its life cycle is still in its infancy although testing for corrosion is well established. Further many of the tests today are time consuming, expensive, and provide results only after it has been poured and set. Accordingly, by exploiting self-contained wireless sensor devices, which are deployed with the wet concrete, the in-situ curing and maturity measurement data can be established and employed together with batch specific concrete data to provide rapid initial tests and evolving performance data regarding the concrete cure, performance, corrosion of concrete at different points in its life cycle. Such sensors remove subjectivity, allow for rapid assessment, are integrable to the construction process, and provided full life cycle assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Giatec Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Pouria Ghods, Rouhollah Alizadeh, Mustafa Salehi, Sarah De Carufel
  • Patent number: 11706089
    Abstract: Data is received describing a local model of a first device generated by the first device based on sensor readings at the first device and a global model is updated that is hosted remote from the first device based on the local model and modeling devices in a plurality of different asset taxonomies. A particular operating state affecting one or more of a set of devices deployed in a particular machine-to-machine network is detected and the particular machine-to-machine network is automatically reconfigured based on the global model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shao-Wen Yang, Michael J. Nolan, Ignacio J. Alvarez Martinez, Robert Adams, John Brady, Mark Kelly, Yen-Kuang Chen
  • Patent number: 11699522
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to a unified platform for domain adaptable human behaviour inference. The platform provides a unified, low level inference and high level inference of domain adaptable human behaviour inference. The low level inferences include cross-sectional analysis techniques to infer location, activity, physiology. Further the high inference that provide useful and actionable for longitudinal tracking, prediction and anomaly detection is performed based on several longitudinal analysis techniques that include welch analysis, cross-spectrum analysis, Feature of interest (FOI) identification and time-series clustering, autocorrelation-based distance estimation and exponential smoothing, seasonal and non-seasonal models identification, ARIMA modelling, Hidden Markov models, Long short term memory (LSTM) along with low level inference, human meta-data and application domain knowledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Avik Ghose, Arijit Chowdhury, Sakyajit Bhattacharya, Vivek Chandel, Arpan Pal, Soma Bandyopadhyay
  • Patent number: 11690567
    Abstract: A tissue hydration monitor and method includes a sensor module having a plurality of LEDs positioned to emit a plurality of different wavelengths of light toward the user's skin and a detector that detects light transmitted and reflected through the user's skin to generate signals corresponding to an intensity of detected light at each of the different wavelengths. A processor/controller module generates a baseline hydration level based on the received signals, calculates a relative hydration level, and generates an output indicative of relative hydration personalized to the user. The housing is secured against the user's skin by an adhesive patch or a strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: HYDROSTASIS, INC.
    Inventor: Debbie K. Chen
  • Patent number: 11643946
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein pertain to apparatus and methods that utilize the water and existing chemicals to generate a foam. The foam can be introduced at that gas-path entrance of the equipment, where it contacts the stages and internal surfaces, to contact, scrub, carry, and remove fouling away from equipment to restore performance. Various embodiments include operating a gas turbine engine; measuring the performance of the engine during operation; determining that the engine should be foam washed based on the measurements; mixing pressurized gas with pressurized liquid and creating a supply of foam; and streaming the supply of foam into the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: AeroCore Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jorge Ivan Saenz
  • Patent number: 11618416
    Abstract: An optical detection system (100) for a vehicle (1) comprises at least one sensor (4) and a spraying device (5) for spraying a cleaning product onto the glazed surface (21) of this sensor. The sensor (4) is electrically connected to a power-supply and control network (11). According to the invention, the sensor (4) and the spraying device (5) are electrically connected to each other in the aim of controlling the spraying device (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Frédéric Giraud, Christophe Le-Ligne
  • Patent number: 11607127
    Abstract: According to an example embodiment, there is provided a method in a device (110) that comprises a sensor portion (119) for deriving, on basis of one or more sensor signals that are descriptive of respective physical characteristic pertaining to a user, at least one measurement signal that is descriptive of a characteristic pertaining to the user, the method comprising obtaining first measurement data that comprises one or more values indicated by the at least one measurement signal and transferring the first measurement data to a server device (150) over a first wireless link (104), receiving, from the server device (150), device information that comprises at least a device identifier and access information for another device that is capable of providing second measurement data that is descriptive of one or more characteristics pertaining to the same user, in response to receiving said device information, detecting presence of said another device (130) and establishing a second wireless link (106) with said a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Arto Palin, Jukka Reunamäki
  • Patent number: 11593896
    Abstract: A method for monitoring disease across agricultural areas of interest is provided comprising displaying at least one virtual zone corresponding to an agricultural geographic area of interest on a map in an application on a first device, and receiving an alert message when the first device is in proximity to a virtual zone. The at least one virtual zone is defined by at least one geofence. Each virtual zone is associated with a level of risk that indicates a likelihood of an outbreak of a disease detrimental to agriculture. Each virtual zone is configured to receive access notification information from each geofence when tracked devices enter an area defined by that geofence. The access information includes the level of risk associated with other virtual zones from which the tracked devices came. The alert message indicates if the first device should enter that virtual zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: BE SEEN BE SAFE LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Nelson, Joel Roberto Sotomayor
  • Patent number: 11553429
    Abstract: A wireless communication module of a technology asset device is operable to derive power from a power source without instruction by the technology asset device to direct power flow from the power source to the wireless communication module. The wireless communication module can connect to a wireless network and receive from an asset management system an instruction regarding a responsive action to be performed by the wireless communication device that relates to a condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: ThingsMatrix, Inc.
    Inventors: Huitao Liu, Lei Yao
  • Patent number: 11472293
    Abstract: A system may include an in-vehicle component, including a first control set to configure the component, configured to identify a device associated with a user approach to the component; and send an interaction request to the device to cause the device to display a user interface for the component including a second control set to configure the component, the second control set including at least one function unavailable in the first control set. A personal device may receive, from an in-vehicle component including a first control set to configure the component, a user interface definition descriptive of a second control set to configure the component; and receive, from the component, a request to display a user interface for the component including the second control set to configure the component, the second control set including at least one function unavailable in the first control set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pietro Buttolo, James Stewart Rankin, II, Dipanjan Ghosh, Gary Steven Strumolo, Stuart C. Salter
  • Patent number: 11457192
    Abstract: A digital evidence management system 1 is configured to comprise a storage device that stores log data of a device operated in a predetermined process and video data obtained by shooting the process, and a computing device that executes a processing of specifying sectional video data for a time frame where the log data exists out of the video data, a processing of applying a predetermined data reduction processing to the sectional video data, and a processing of storing the video data subjected to the data reduction processing for the sectional video data in the storage device as digital evidence for the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naokazu Nemoto, Hiroto Nagayoshi, Takuma Terada
  • Patent number: 11451632
    Abstract: This disclosure provides an apparatus, system and method for supporting wired and wireless communications in industrial safety systems. The apparatus, system and method involve a safety management controller comprising one or more processors, one or more wired interfaces, and one or more wireless interfaces; wherein the safety management controller supports an application stack associated with an open industrial protocol that operates over multiple communication protocols, at least one of the communication protocols comprising a wired communication protocol, at least one other of the communication protocols comprising a wireless communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Chunchgatta Narendra Harsha Sukeerthi, Amol Kinage
  • Patent number: 11417198
    Abstract: A modular damage control system and portable damage control apparatus for integrating damage control monitoring information with a transport vessel's centralized monitoring system. The modular damage control system includes a centralized monitoring system, portable equipment installation, at least one alarm, and a relay enclosure. The portable damage control apparatus includes at least one alarm and a relay enclosure, further comprising an external power supply, relay, end of line resistor, and alert device. The portable damage control apparatus allows for plug-and-play type integration with a centralized monitoring system, wherein the system described herein can enable the monitoring of hazards to a portable equipment installation by interfacing with a transport vessel's damage control network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Jeffery T. Gilchrist, William A. Chambers, Tyler J. Browe
  • Patent number: 11410471
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a data flow for sensor sharing are described. According to one embodiment, an apparatus configured to be employed in a host vehicle includes a memory and a processor. The processor includes a receiving module, a metadata module, a packet module, and a transmission module. The receiving module is configured to receive sensor data from at least one vehicle sensor of the host vehicle. The metadata module is configured to generate metadata for sensor data. The packet module is configured to form a metadata packet including the metadata and a sensor data packet including the sensor data. The transmission module is configured to transmit the metadata packet at a first carrier frequency and the sensor data packet at a second carrier frequency that is different than the first carrier frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ehsan Moradi Pari
  • Patent number: 11394246
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for an application including a core device for the application. The apparatus includes a power (preferably RF energy) harvester connected to the core device to power the core device. Also disclosed is a method for an application. The method includes the steps of converting RF energy into usable energy. There is the step of powering the core device with the usable energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Powercast Corporation
    Inventors: John G. Shearer, Charles E. Greene, Daniel W. Harrist
  • Patent number: 11367041
    Abstract: An occupancy sensing based system for custodial service management is disclosed that allows schedule custodial services based on actual usage of a site, such as a restroom, instead of following a static schedule and hence can potentially save a significant amount of labor cost. The system is very accurate, privacy aware, and easy to use. In addition to allowing custodial management to optimize their workforce, the system is capable of detecting theft of supplies and performing inventory management. It can be useful in airports, hospitals, stadiums, theaters, academic buildings, convention centers, and many other dynamic places.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Sirajum Munir, Charles P. Shelton
  • Patent number: 11356346
    Abstract: Techniques are described for mote associated log creation, in which sensing information and/or control information of a device at a mote is determined. A time stamp of the sensing information or control information is obtained and one or more mote-addressed content logs are created with the obtained time stamp. The one or more mote-addressed content logs have at least one device identifier associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: JTT INVESTMENT PARTNERS, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander J. Cohen, Edward K. Y. Jung
  • Patent number: 11200965
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program for confirming proper medication amount for a medication injection apparatus. The computer program causes a computer to perform the steps of providing one or more instructions on a display of a computing device instructing placement of an injectable medication apparatus including an indication of an amount of medication to be injected by the injectable medication apparatus, imaging by an image capture one or more images of the injectable medication apparatus including the indication of the amount of medication, and comparing by a processor of the computing device through recognition of the indication of the amount of medication, the indicated amount to a predetermined amount. One or more additional instructions may be provided on the display of the computing device to change the indication of the amount of medication if it is determined that the recognized indicated amount does not match the predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: AIC Innovations Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Hanina, Lei Guan, Dehua Lai
  • Patent number: 11190552
    Abstract: A gateway or corresponding computing device acting as a gateway in an IoTSP system, for example, is provided with gateway configurations defining at least how to monitor functionality of the gateway. The gateway monitors its functionality according to the gateway configurations. The monitoring may relate to telemetry data, hardening, and/or external experience data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Mika Luotojarvi, Antti Saarela, Matti Saavalainen, Simo Saynevirta
  • Patent number: 11179046
    Abstract: A method (100) for monitoring an individual's (710) cardiac activity, the method including the steps of: (i) obtaining (110), during a calibration phase, ECG data for the individual from a ECG monitor; (ii) obtaining (120), during the calibration phase, cardiac activity data for the individual from a wearable device including a plethysmographic sensor; (iii) obtaining (130), during a monitoring phase, cardiac activity data for the individual from the wearable device including the plethysmographic sensor; (iii) generating (140) calibration data from the ECG data and cardiac activity data obtained during the calibration phase; and (iv) calibrating (150), using the calibration data, the cardiac activity data obtained by the wearable device during the monitoring phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Alberto Giovanni Bonomi
  • Patent number: 11119243
    Abstract: The present aspects provide a tracking and spatial location system of magnetic sensors applied in extraction and transport processes in open pit mines or underground mines, allowing spatially locating one or more sensors that transmit magnetic signals through of one or more collectors that perform a reading and processing of these signals. The present aspects also to provide a tracking and location method that makes use of the magnetic sensors tracking and spatial location system, comprising the necessary steps to perform the tracking and determine the location of the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: VALE S.A.
    Inventors: Adoniran Judson De Barros Braga, Leonardo Aguayo, Andrè Noll Barreto, Wilson Miola, Luis Guilherme Uzeda Garcia
  • Patent number: 11085147
    Abstract: A sanitation device for an appliance is provided herein. The sanitation device includes a first housing. A sensor assembly is positioned within the housing. The sensor assembly is configured to detect humidity and temperature in the appliance. A light source is coupled to the sensor assembly where the light source emits ultraviolet light. A controller is coupled to the sensor assembly and configured to send and receive information from the sensor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Muhammad Khizar
  • Patent number: 11088912
    Abstract: Data is received describing a local model of a first device generated by the first device based on sensor readings at the first device and a global model is updated that is hosted remote from the first device based on the local model and modeling devices in a plurality of different asset taxonomies. A particular operating state affecting one or more of a set of devices deployed in a particular machine-to-machine network is detected and the particular machine-to-machine network is automatically reconfigured based on the global model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shao-Wen Yang, Michael J. Nolan, Ignacio J. Alvarez Martinez, Robert Adams, John Brady, Mark Kelly, Yen-Kuang Chen
  • Patent number: 11083389
    Abstract: A portable sensing system device and method for providing microwave or RF (radio-frequency) sensing functionality for a portable device, the device comprising: a portable device housing configured to be carried by a user; and a sensing unit within said housing con-figured to characterize an object located in proximity to the portable system, said sensing unit comprising: a wideband electromagnetic transducer array said array comprising a plurality of electromagnetic transducers; a transmitter unit for applying RF signals to said electromagnetic transducer array; and a receiver unit for receiving coupled RF signals from said electromagnetic transducers array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: VAYYAR IMAGING LTD
    Inventor: Raviv Melamed
  • Patent number: 11057352
    Abstract: A method includes receiving and temporarily storing data streams from Internet of Things (IoT) sensors. The method continues with determining whether some of the data streams have been requested by a subscribing computing entity. When some of the data streams are requested and the request is valid, the method continues with sending the requested data streams to the subscribing computing entity. The method continues with receiving additional data streams from the IoT sensors and overwriting the temporary storage of the data streams with the additional data streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Xaptum, Inc.
    Inventors: Irina Guberman, David Robinson Bild, Zane Van Beckwith, Pradeep Srinivas Barthur, Venkatakumar Srinivasan, Rohit Pasam
  • Patent number: 11026068
    Abstract: A wireless sensor communication system for an enclosure includes a communication gateway and communication nodes within the enclosure. Each communication node includes a processor, a sensor, and a communication module. Each of the communication nodes is configured to wirelessly transmit information within the enclosure to another one of the communication nodes, and at least one of the communication nodes has an obstruction with the communication gateway impeding direct wireless communication with it. The communication nodes are configured to aggregate information received from obstructed communication nodes and wirelessly transmit the aggregated information. The aggregation of information for transmission provides for hopping communication to send sensor data or other information from the obstructed communication nodes to the communication gateway via other communication nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Douglas B. Gundel, Ernesto M. Rodriguez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11014515
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for configuring a vehicle, which is provided for a plurality of users. The method includes storing user data, where the user data are gathered in a user account, and available vehicle features of the vehicle in a storage unit. The method further includes defining vehicle groups based on the association of a respective user account to be assigned to the vehicle with a respective user group and defining a configuration by assigning respective availabilities of vehicle features of the vehicle to a user of a respective vehicle group. The method further includes storing the configuration in the storage unit. The invention also relates to a vehicle, which is designed to implement the method according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Malte Möller, Sebastian Osswald, Stefanie Menzl, Alex Krause, Florian Höll
  • Patent number: 11000293
    Abstract: A single cell power unit for a motorized surgical power tool includes a single cell power unit enclosure. A high temperature battery cell is mechanically supported within and disposed at about a center of the single cell power unit enclosure. An electrical connector having a plurality of connector pins is configured to couple to a mating electrical connector of a tool part having a motor. A motorized surgical handpiece tool which prevents the motor from operating when the power unit is removed, a method to start a multi-phase brushless sensorless motor of a surgical hand piece tool in a controlled manner, a power unit for a motorized surgical power tool with a battery insulated by a flexible circuit boards, and a safety switch system for a motorized surgical power tool with a lever magnet motor speed control are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Conmed Corporation
    Inventors: Alistair M. Macdonald, John K. Sieh, Michael J. DeCesare, Richard E. Kienman, David Gonzalez, Richard Medero
  • Patent number: 10986476
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collecting data in a network of moving things. As non-limiting examples, various aspects of this disclosure provide systems and methods for operating sensor systems and collecting data from sensor systems in a power-efficient and network-efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Joao Azevedo, Rui Costa, Roy Russell
  • Patent number: 10969263
    Abstract: A fluid flow meter with configuration of flow generation and flow sensor is intended for measuring a flow rate of working fluid (a gas or a liquid) passing through an inner cavity. The meter is a compact measuring apparatus of a small size, resistant to disturbances and distortions in the structure of the measured fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ENERGOFLOW AG
    Inventors: Andrii Stetsenko, Iurii Glova, Sergii Nedzelskyi
  • Patent number: 10959263
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A wireless device may include a plurality of antenna panels. The wireless device may perform a first listen before talk (LBT) procedure for a configuration of a first antenna panel based at least in part on a first LBT timer and may perform a second LBT procedure for a configuration of a second antenna panel based at least in part on a second LBT timer. The wireless device may then perform a multiple user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) transmission. The MU-MIMO transmission may include transmitting a first packet to a second wireless device using the configuration of the first antenna and transmitting a second packet to a third wireless device using the configuration of the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mohammad Naghshvar, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 10951219
    Abstract: A system and method of generating a synthetic time period output signal for a fork density sensor (601) which produces a consistent and low-noise output signal (705) which is identical in frequency to the frequency at which the fork density meter vibrates. Such a synthetic signal generated by a meter signal prevents any real noise from the pickoffs from propagating to the output meter and removes process noise and interference from the produced output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew S. Kravitz, Craig B. McAnally
  • Patent number: 10935441
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a wearable device to indicate a hazardous condition. The said device comprises one or more thermochromic paint coating layers, each indicative of a colour based on variations in temperature, one or more thermoelectric couples to regulate the temperature of corresponding one or more thermochromic paint coating layers, and a control module. The control module is configured to receive one or more parameters from one or more sensors associated with the one or more thermoelectric couples, determine one of presence and absence of at least one hazardous condition by comparing the one or more parameters with corresponding threshold parameters and configure the one or more thermoelectric couples to regulate temperature of the corresponding one or more thermochromic paint coating layers and to dynamically control indication of the colour, based on one of the presence and absence of the at least one hazardous condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar, Thomas Chittakattu Ninan, Shagun Rai
  • Patent number: 10881335
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for communication among display devices and sensor electronics unit in an analyte monitoring system. The analyte monitoring system may include a sensor that is configured to perform measurements indicative of analyte levels. The sensor may be communicatively coupled to the sensor electronics unit. The sensor electronics unit may be configured to transmit data indicative of analyte levels to the display devices using one or more communication protocols. Furthermore, the sensor electronics unit may be configured to operate in multiple modes, and switch between the modes in response to commands received from the display devices. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Wedekind, Douglas William Burnette, Aditya Mandapaka, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Peter C. Simpson, Arturo Garcia
  • Patent number: 10887785
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for wirelessly managing hardware resources that are distributed across different storage apparatus in a site. The systems and methods may include broadcasting a unique identifier from different controllers that operate as part of the different storage apparatus, mapping a physical position of the different controllers based on one or more of a different time or order with which each controller receives the unique identifier of another controller, monitoring a data network that is used to access the hardware resources installed in a particular storage apparatus, determining status of the hardware resources, and controlling visual indicators of a particular controller, that operates as part of the particular storage apparatus, so that each visual indicator conveys the status of a different hardware resource that is aligned or otherwise associated with one of the visual indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Open Drives LLC
    Inventors: Scot Gray, Sean Lee
  • Patent number: 10833932
    Abstract: Provided is process of operating a wireless device configured to act as a node in an ad hoc multi-hop mobile network, the process including: snooping, with a wireless device, a packet transmitted from a sending node to a receiving node in a multi-hop wireless connection, the sending node and the receiving node being in a different location; extracting from the snooped packet an identifier of the sending node and an identifier of the receiving node; determining based on the identifier of the sending node, the identifier of the receiving node, and a record in memory of the wireless device that the wireless device is part of a multi-hop wireless connection including the sending node and the receiving node; determining that a signal strength of a signal conveying the snooped packet exceeds a threshold; and transmitting a kill packet to the sending node and the receiving node that reconfigures the multi-hop wireless connection to bypass the receiving node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SitePro, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Phillips
  • Patent number: 10788387
    Abstract: A sensor carrier having a main plane of extension, a first side parallel to the main plane of extension, a second side parallel to the main plane of extension, which is situated opposite the first side, and at least one electrical contact surface situated on the second side. At least one stress-measuring structure is embedded in the sensor carrier. A sensor module having such a sensor carrier as well as to a component having a sensor module having such a sensor carrier, are also described. A method for calibrating a sensor module and a method for operating a sensor module are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Hansen
  • Patent number: 10789137
    Abstract: A system and method to create a clone of a source computing system, the system including the steps of selecting a memory space coupled to the source computing system, retrieving uncoded data from the selected memory space, encoding the uncoded data by use of a bit-marker-based encoding process executing on a backup server, storing encoded data in a protected memory coupled to the backup server, wherein the protected memory is protected from a power interruption, retrieving the encoded data from the protected memory; and decoding, the encoded data onto a target computing system, wherein the target computing system is separate from the source computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Formulus Black Corporation
    Inventors: Brian M. Ignomirello, Suihong Liang
  • Patent number: 10739419
    Abstract: A magnetic sensor is provided with first and second magnetoresistive effect elements that can detect an external magnetic field. The first and second magnetoresistive effect elements are a plurality of layers of multilayer body including free layers where their magnetization directions vary due to the external magnetic field. Shapes of the first and second magnetoresistive effect elements viewed from the upper side in the lamination direction are different from each other. The first magnetoresistive effect element has a shape that can increase a slope of an output of the first magnetoresistive effect element relative to the change of the external magnetic field. The second magnetoresistive effect element has a shape that can decrease a slope of an output of the second magnetoresistive effect element relative to the change of the external magnetic field compared to the slope of the output of the first magnetoresistive effect element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiro Ueda, Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Suguru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10701532
    Abstract: A server for and a method of providing sensing data to at least one electronic device is provided. The server includes a communication interface, a memory, and at least one processor, wherein the processor receives, from a first electronic device, a first template including information about a type of sensing data required by the first electronic device and a format of the sensing data and a request for the sensing data. The processor then selects the requested sensing data from among pieces of sensing data received from at least one second electronic device, based on the received first template, in response to the request, converts the selected sensing data, based on the first template, to obtain converted sensing data, and provides a response message including the converted sensing data to the first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho-yong Jung, Jong-won Kim, Hong-uk Woo, Sang-woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10677629
    Abstract: A computer implemented method implemented on a computer system includes non-transient memory storing instructions for configuring a plurality of district metering areas within a utility supply network. The method includes identifying a plurality of flow measurement devices, wherein each flow measurement device is connected by a directional connection to at least one other flow measurement device, generating a utility supply network representation based on the directional connections between the flow measurement devices, and generating a plurality of district metering areas for the utility supply network representation, each district metering area being a directed acyclic graph based on the directional connections and including a subset of the plurality of flow measuring devices and including at least one flow measurement device designated as a supply meter and at least one flow measurement device designated as a demand meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Badger Meter, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahram Javey, Douglas Bergh
  • Patent number: 10589406
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guidance device for guiding a worker through a process of installing flanges by fastening a plurality of bolts with a torque wrench. The guidance device is arranged to communicate with the torque wrench and the worker via a user interface. The guidance device is arranged to a) obtain flange information about a flange to be installed, the flange information comprising a required torqueing pattern of the bolts to be fastened and required torque values, b) output via the user interface of an indication of a first bolt of the required torqueing pattern, c) receive an applied torque value from the torque wrench, d) output via the user interface of an indication of a next bolt of the required torqueing pattern, repeat c) and d) until a last applied torque value is received and e) transmit a torque record to a remote computer or data storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CUMULUS DIGITAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Sorensen, Angela Ann Ackroyd, Angela Nagelin, Meghan Golden, Chiz Chikwendu
  • Patent number: 10586435
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a lockdown apparatus for facilitating initiation of lockdown procedures at a facility that includes multiple doors and is configured for occupation by facility occupants. A lockdown actuator is disposed at the facility and configured to initiate transmission of a lockdown initiation signal upon being actuated, the lockdown actuator being configured to be recognizably distinguishable from the fire alarm actuator. A lockdown communicator is configured to produce a lockdown initiation communication for communicating initiation of lockdown procedures to the facility occupants and individuals not disposed proximate the facility upon transmission of the lockdown initiation signal, the lockdown initiation communication being recognizably distinguishable from the fire alarm communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: EMERGENCY ALERT SOLUTIONS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Brian M. Lyman, Kevin G. Cherven
  • Patent number: 10561349
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for communication among display devices and sensor electronics unit in an analyte monitoring system. The analyte monitoring system may include a sensor that is configured to perform measurements indicative of analyte levels. The sensor may be communicatively coupled to the sensor electronics unit. The sensor electronics unit may be configured to transmit data indicative of analyte levels to the display devices using one or more communication protocols. Furthermore, the sensor electronics unit may be configured to operate in multiple modes, and switch between the modes in response to commands received from the display devices. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Wedekind, Douglas William Burnette, Aditya Mandapaka, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Peter C. Simpson, Arturo Garcia
  • Patent number: 10495784
    Abstract: A balloon-launching apparatus includes a plurality of housing sections each formed in a box shape having an opening that opens in an upper part thereof and configured to house a balloon. The housing section launches the balloon from the opening, and the plurality of housing sections is arranged in a matrix shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: MEISEI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., IHI AEROSPACE ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensaku Shimizu, Yasomi Oike, Hirotake Morisaki, Tomohiko Naide