Continuously Variable Indicating (e.g., Telemetering) Patents (Class 340/870.01)
  • Patent number: 10299282
    Abstract: An AP, a wireless device as well as a method performed by the AP and a method performed by the wireless device for communication between the AP and the wireless device are provided. The AP and wireless device are operable in a WLAN employing contention based access for radio resources. The method performed by the AP comprises obtaining (110) information about transmission pattern(s) of interfering radio system(s), and determining (130) a deviation of packet length for transmission(s) of the interfering radio systems(s). The method further comprises indicating (140), to the wireless device the deviation of packet length and the information about transmission pattern(s) of interfering radio system(s) when the deviation is less than a deviation threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Luis Felipe Del Carpio Vega, Behnam Badihi, Dennis Sundman
  • Patent number: 10271116
    Abstract: A system and method for mobile monitoring is provided. The system may include a mobile communications unit and a plurality of global positioning system “GPS” enabled sensors each configured to wirelessly transmit geographic data, liquid level data, and gas sensing data to the mobile communications unit. The system may further include a database configured to store a location associated with the mobile communication unit, the database further configured to receive the geographic data and liquid level data from the plurality of GPS enabled sensors, the database also configured to store baseline site survey data corresponding to the locations associated with the mobile communications unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Karmic Energy LLC
    Inventors: Jared Davis, Fred A. Darnell, Jr., Trent Crawford
  • Patent number: 10249962
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing antenna structures to optimize transmission and reception of wireless signals from ground-based signal distribution devices, which include, but are not limited to, pedestals, hand holes, and/or network access point platforms. Wireless applications with such devices and systems might include, without limitation, wireless signal transmission and reception in accordance with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad/af standards, UMTS, CDMA, LTE, PCS, AWS, EAS, BRS, and/or the like. In some embodiments, an antenna might be provided within a signal distribution device, which might include a container disposed in a ground surface. A top portion of the container might be substantially level with a top portion of the ground surface. The antenna might be communicatively coupled to one or more of at least one conduit, at least one optical fiber, at least one conductive signal line, or at least one power line via the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schwengler, John M. Heinz, Michael L. Elford
  • Patent number: 10251026
    Abstract: A system, computer program product, and method for displaying a warning graphic for traffic congestion is provided. The method begins with determining a mobile device approaching a zone comprising traffic congestion. Next a first warning graphic of the traffic congestion is displayed to the at least one mobile device approaching that zone, the warning graphic displayed on the one mobile device. A location of the mobile device is tracked overtime approaching that zone. The mobile device approaching is updated that zone regarding a progress of the traffic congestion indicated in the first warning graphic by displaying at least one follow-up warning graphic on the at least one mobile device, provided prior to the traffic congestion being cleared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Christopher R. Wormald, Arcangelo Loberto, Raymond Reddy
  • Patent number: 10246176
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided an automated balloon launching system for launching at least one balloon such as a meteorological balloon or a radiosonde. The system comprises a container and a storage arranged in the container for storing at least one box at a defined storage position p=1, 2, . . . , n. The at least one box includes a balloon and a sonde. A release silo is arranged at least partially on top of or above and adjacent to the container for sheltering the balloon during inflation. A x-, y- and z-manipulator is arranged in the container for removing a specific box from one of the defined storage positions p=1, 2, . . . , n, and for subsequent feeding the release silo with the specific box. The present invention also concerns a method for launching at least one balloon such as a meteorological balloon or a radiosonde.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Vaisala Oyj
    Inventors: Ismo Leinonen, Tuomo Saari
  • Patent number: 10216784
    Abstract: Approaches for referential sampling of disparate datasets. An execution mode and a sampling mode are determined for each entity in a plurality of disparate datasets. A directed acyclic graph (DAG) for each entity in the plurality of disparate datasets is created. The directed acyclic graph (DAG) is topologically sorted to produce a topologically sorted directed acyclic graph (DAG). One or more sampled datasets are retrieved from the plurality of disparate datasets using the topologically sorted directed acyclic graph (DAG). Advantageously, the one or more sampled datasets are a consistent sample that honors all referential constraints in the plurality of disparate datasets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Imanis Data, Inc.
    Inventor: Srinivas Vadlamani
  • Patent number: 10201292
    Abstract: An activity monitor that is worn by a user for monitoring water-based activities. The activity monitor includes at least one motion sensor, a water sensor, a memory, and a processor. The processor is operable to run an algorithm to calculate activity data based on an output from the motion sensor and to save the activity data to the memory. The processor can be triggered to operate to calculate the activity data and to save it to memory by an output from the water sensor to indicate that the monitor is immersed in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SPEEDO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Tim Sharpe, Depal Patel, Chris Johnson
  • Patent number: 10182738
    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 configured 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: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: VAYYAR IMAGING LTD
    Inventor: Raviv Melamed
  • Patent number: 10168181
    Abstract: A remote unit includes an electronics assembly, a housing, and a fastening member. The electronics assembly includes a communications module and an image sensor, having a lens with a field of view, that captures images of a display of a meter. The housing includes a cover coupled to a base member. The base member couples to the meter and includes an aperture. The electronics assembly is retained between the base member and the cover, such that the lens aligns with the aperture. The fastening member receives a portion of the housing in a hollow section. A mechanism of the fastening member attaches to a portion of the meter, maintaining the display in the field of view. The communications module transmits image data, derived from the captured images, to a hub unit. The hub unit processes the image data, and forwards information extracted from the image data to a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Arnon Maman, Rafi Givon
  • Patent number: 10073150
    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: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiro Ueda, Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Suguru Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10037672
    Abstract: Sensor data generated by at least a portion of a plurality of sensors integrated into a smart garment is received. The sensor data can indicate a level at which fabric of the smart garment is stretched when worn by a user. Based on the sensor data, at least one size change parameter indicating a change in a size of the user can be determined. Based on the size change parameter, whether a size of the smart garment is not suitable for the smart garment to be worn by the user can be determined. Responsive to determining that size of the smart garment is not suitable for the smart garment to be worn by the user, a notification can be output. The notification can indicate that the size of the smart garment is not suitable for the smart garment to be worn by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Subil M. Abraham, Marco A. Benavides, Diana P. Cabrera, Stephanie De La Fuente
  • Patent number: 10028052
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a transducer package includes a circuit board including a port, a lid disposed over the port, an acoustic transducer disposed over the port and including a membrane, and an environmental transducer disposed at the circuit board in the port. The lid encloses a first region, and the membrane separates the port from the first region. Other embodiments include corresponding systems, apparatus, and structures, each configured to perform the actions or steps of corresponding embodiment methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kopetz, Andreas Wiesbauer, Roland Helm, Christian Mandl, Arnaud Walther
  • Patent number: 10026306
    Abstract: A signal generator includes a signal provider and a signal processing unit. The signal provider is configured to provide a sensor signal indicating a repeatedly detected event, occurring within differing time intervals. The signal processing unit is configured to generate a transmit signal based on the sensor signal. The transmit signal includes event information representing the temporal occurrence of the event and additional information representing additional data. The event information includes pulses or signal edges associated to detected events, wherein the pulses or signal edges are temporarily separated within the transmit signal according to the differing time intervals of detected events so that each time interval of the differing time intervals includes one pulse or one signal edge associated with a detected event. Further, the additional data includes at least one frame including a predefined number of additional data bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Dirk Hammerschmidt
  • Patent number: 10020897
    Abstract: A system has a plurality of transmission-capable nodes. A method is provided for suppressing interference at a critical sensor situated within this system. The system is first three-dimensionally mapped. Next, phase shifts are estimated for transmissions from the nodes to produce net destructive interference at the critical sensor, based on the three-dimensional mapping of the system. An aggregate electromagnetic signal from the nodes is sensed at the critical sensor. The phase shifts are then adjusted based on the sensed aggregate electromagnetic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventors: Goran Djuknic, Sanjay Bajekal
  • Patent number: 10006992
    Abstract: A system and method for determining the relative position of stations through radio location is proposed. In one aspect, a station is configured as an apparatus having at least one antenna. At least one first station has at least one first antenna, and at least one second station has at least two base-modulated antennas. The first station sends at least one locating signal via the first antenna. The second station reflects the locating signal as a first modulated reflected locating signal via a first base-modulated antenna and as a second modulated reflected locating signal via a second base-modulated antenna. The first station receives the modulated reflected locating signals via the antenna. The phase relationships of the received modulated reflected locating signals are used to ascertain at least one position angle for the relative position between the first station and the second station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jörg Hüttner, Andreas Ziroff
  • Patent number: 9971611
    Abstract: The present technology allows for a mobile device operating system to be modified in order to better monitor the performance of the mobile device applications. A mobile device file, such as a dex file for android operating system, may be extracted from an APK file for an application. The mobile device file may be analyzed, and a new mobile device file may be generated in addition to the analyzed mobile device file. The modifications may include identifying methods that should be monitored during execution of the corresponding application on a mobile device. The mobile device file, may be modified at a remote server, provided back to the mobile device, and then loaded by the mobile device at a later time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajay Kumar Nadarthur Sreenivasan
  • Patent number: 9973835
    Abstract: A signal generator comprises a signal provider and a signal processing unit. The signal provider is configured to provide a sensor signal indicating a repeatedly detected event, occurring within differing time intervals. The signal processing unit is configured to generate a transmit signal based on the sensor signal. The transmit signal comprises event information representing the temporal occurrence of the event and additional information representing additional data. The event information comprises pulses associated to detected events, wherein the pulses are temporarily separated within the transmit signal according to the differing time intervals of detected events so that each time interval of the differing time intervals comprises one pulse associated to a detected event. Further, the additional data comprises at least one frame comprising a predefined number of additional data bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Simon Hainz, Tobias Werth, Michael Westpfahl, Robert Hermann, Lorenzo Coceani, Dirk Hammerschmidt
  • Patent number: 9912494
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a network receives data from one or more other devices in the network via one or more protocol adaptors. The device transforms the received data into a common data model. The device executes a containerized application. The device exposes the transformed data to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Nethi, Elango Ganesan, Anand Oswal, Rajesh Tarakkad Venkateswaran
  • Patent number: 9854334
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for managing transmissions of a plurality of sets of measurements performed periodically by a measurement sensor capable of communicating with a collection device via a radio network. The method determines, according to a random distribution law, a date of transmission for each set of measurements of the plurality and transmits a message relating to at least one set of measurements, on one of the dates of transmission determined for the plurality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Apostolos Kountouris
  • Patent number: 9821657
    Abstract: In embodiments of drowsy driver detection, a drowsy driver mode is initiated on a wearable wireless device being worn by a user in response to detecting that the user is driving a vehicle. The drowsy driver mode causes the wearable wireless device to use a first sensor to generate first sensor data which can be analyzed to detect a drowsy driver condition. In response to detecting the drowsy driver condition, a second sensor on the wearable wireless device is activated to generate second sensor data that can be analyzed to confirm the drowsy driver condition. In response to confirming the drowsy driver condition, one or more alerts are initiated. Generally, the alerts are intended to wake up the user, warn other passengers in the vehicle that the user is drowsy or otherwise impaired, and/or notify an emergency operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventor: Su-Yin Gan
  • Patent number: 9816836
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with identifying mismappings of electric meters using voltage data are described. In one embodiment, a method includes selecting an electric meter from a plurality of electric meters represented in a connectivity model. The connectivity model is an electronic data structure that specifies information about connections between the plurality of electric meters and transformers in an electric distribution grid. The example method may also include analyzing mismapping metrics that characterize voltage data about the selected electric meter in relation to a set of electric meters that are geographically related to the selected electric meter to determine whether the connectivity model includes a mismapping of the selected electric meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Patrick Steigler
  • Patent number: 9786997
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing antenna structures to optimize transmission and reception of wireless signals from ground-based signal distribution devices, which include, but are not limited to, pedestals, hand holes, and/or network access point platforms. Wireless applications with such devices and systems might include, without limitation, wireless signal transmission and reception in accordance with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad/af standards, UMTS, CDMA, LTE, PCS, AWS, EAS, BRS, and/or the like. In some embodiments, an antenna might be provided within a signal distribution device, which might include a container disposed in a ground surface. A top portion of the container might be substantially level with a top portion of the ground surface. The antenna might be communicatively coupled to one or more of at least one conduit, at least one optical fiber, at least one conductive signal line, or at least one power line via the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schwengler, John M. Heinz, Michael L. Elford
  • Patent number: 9781243
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing wearable device settings using machine learning are described. A mobile device may receive, from a wearable device (such as a wristwatch), sensor data corresponding to a reaction of a user wearing the wearable device to an output modality produced by the wearable device. The mobile device may solicit user feedback for the output modality produced by the wearable device. The mobile device may receive, via a sensor set, user feedback data corresponding to a user feedback for the output modality. The mobile device may upload the sensor data and the user feedback data to a cloud-based application. The mobile device may receive a knowledge package, including a classification algorithm trained using the sensor data and the user feedback data, from the cloud-based application. Finally, the mobile device may send the knowledge package to the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Jinshi James Huang
  • Patent number: 9780433
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing antenna structures to optimize transmission and reception of wireless signals from ground-based signal distribution devices, which include, but are not limited to, cabinets, pedestals, hand holes, and/or network access point platforms. Wireless applications with such devices and systems might include, without limitation, wireless signal transmission and reception in accordance with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad/af standards, UMTS, CDMA, LTE, PCS, AWS, EAS, BRS, and/or the like. In some embodiments, an antenna might be provided within a signal distribution device, which might include a container disposed in a ground surface. A top portion of the container might be substantially level with a top portion of the ground surface. The antenna might be communicatively coupled to at least one conduit, at least one optical fiber line, at least one conductive signal line, and/or at least one power line via an apical conduit system installed in a roadway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schwengler, John M. Heinz, Michael L. Elford
  • Patent number: 9768917
    Abstract: A communication control method to be executed by a communication device, includes: transmitting, to one or more communication devices coupled to the communication device, a packet in which a destination is set; and determining, based on the number of paths that are among paths extending through the one or more communication devices to the destination and through which a response to the packet is received from the destination, the number of times of retransmission in the transmission of another packet to the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuichiro Taniguchi, Tetsu Yamamoto, Kazuya Kawashima, Syunsuke Koga
  • Patent number: 9759833
    Abstract: A method on a server for logging and recalling data gathered from a buried asset location procedure is disclosed. The method includes receiving a group of buried asset data points corresponding to a particular buried asset, receiving at a different time a portable transmitter hookup definition associated with the group of buried asset data points, searching for buried asset data points that match, within predefined parameters, the portable transmitter hookup definition, storing the portable transmitter hookup definition in association with the matching points, creating a buffer zone around the portable transmitter hookup, and transmitting to a mobile device the buffer zone for the portable transmitter hookup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: IPEG CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alan Haddy
  • Patent number: 9733274
    Abstract: An adapter, and a method of using the adapter, for an electric meter, which includes a set of connections for interfacing to a panel box, a set of connectors for interfacing to the electric meter; and circuitry for intercepting FAN or HAN traffic, injecting FAN or HAN traffic and communicating intercepted traffic and local information from the electric meter and sensors over a network to a management entity that collects and process the data. Data from environmental, electric quality, and usage sensors are supplied to the network. External commands, originating in a management entity or with a customer are provided from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Vencore Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanley Pietrowicz
  • Patent number: 9728063
    Abstract: An environmental monitoring pipeline closure and a wireless positioning and warning system thereof are disclosed. The environmental monitoring pipeline closure is composed of an upper platen, an expansion body, a lower platen, a plurality of bolts, and a plurality of compression rings, on which a plurality of clamping holes are provided for holding and fixing a cable line. A gas sensing device is provided inside the pipeline closure to detect gas concentrations within the space inside a manhole channel when being installed in the underground manhole channel. The measured data is transferred to a monitoring device through wireless transmissions to keep monitoring gas concentrations within the manhole channel. This prevents injuries and deaths of people working inside the manhole channel due to a lack of oxygen or inhalation of harmful gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventors: Jui-Chi Fu, Nien-Chi Hung
  • Patent number: 9718315
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a device, an element, a passive element, methods and computer programs for obtaining tire characteristics. A device includes a transmitter inside a tire to transmit a signal at least partially indicating a first characteristic of the tire. The device further includes a passive element to at least partially influence the signal based on a second characteristic of the tire. The device further includes an element to detect the influence of the signal by the passive element and to obtain information related to the second characteristic of the tire based on the influence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Andre Peine, Thomas Lange
  • Patent number: 9678576
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to using detected physical gestures to cause calls to transfer between client devices. A physical gesture between a first client device and a second client device can be detected (e.g., utilizing the first client device, the second client device, a disparate client-side device, a server, etc.). The first client device participates in a call, while the second client device is not participating in the call at a time of the detection of the physical gesture. Responsive to detection of the physical gesture, participation of the second client device in the call can be initiated. Participation of the second client device in the call can be initiated by causing the call to transfer from the first client device to the second client device or causing the second client device to join the call while the first client device continues to participate in the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew William Lovitt, Jason Ryan Farmer, Michael Hall
  • Patent number: 9676445
    Abstract: A bicycle electronic system is described comprising a first manual command management unit having a casing configured for being fixed at a handgrip of a bicycle handlebar, comprising at least one first manually actuatable switch, a first processor and a first wireless communication device, wherein the first manual command management unit further comprises a circuit for supplying power to the first processor and the first wireless communication device, the power supply circuit comprising a battery power supply source and/or being configured for absorbing energy from a radiofrequency electromagnetic field generated within the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Campagnolo S.r.l.
    Inventors: Flavio Cracco, Gianluca Bortolozzo
  • Patent number: 9648143
    Abstract: Methods of operating a communication node are provided. A method of operating a communication node may include receiving data from an electric grid device via a network interface. The method may include processing the data from the electric grid device at the communication node. Moreover, the method may include transmitting a filtered portion of the data to an electric utility head end system, after processing the data at the communication node. In some embodiments, a method of operating a communication node may include using a message broker controlled by a virtual machine in the communication node to provide a protocol to interface with a field message bus that includes a standards-based or open-source Application Programming Interface (API). Related communication nodes and computer program products are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stuart Laval, Raiford Smith
  • Patent number: 9621966
    Abstract: A monitoring control system sequentially processing data collected from various data sources to find a possible phenomenon, producing an appropriate action for the found change or phenomenon, and outputting control information for causing a system to perform a notification or predetermined control. The monitoring control system includes a phenomenon detecting section configured to detect a phenomenon leading to a particular result from contiguous data received from data sources serving as data transmission element based on detecting rule definition data previously specifying a change attribute of contiguous time-series data pieces for each phenomenon leading to a particular result, and a determination section configured to extract action information associated with the particular result detected by the phenomenon detecting section to produce an event for a predetermined system based on action definition data previously specifying action information for each particular result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takehiro Yoshimoto, Nobuyuki Fukushima, Shinichi Fujita, Masumi Inaba
  • Patent number: 9585091
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for wireless communication. In one aspect an apparatus for wirelessly communicating with a wireless station is provided. The apparatus comprises a first transceiver configured to receive a backoff signal from the wireless station during a first time period, the backoff signal configured to indicate a second time period. The apparatus further comprises a processor operationally coupled to the first transceiver and configured to refrain the first transceiver from transmitting a wireless signal during the second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amin Jafarian, Simone Merlin, Stephen Jay Shellhammer, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Alfred Asterjadhi, Hemanth Sampath
  • Patent number: 9557845
    Abstract: A computing device configured to receive data from a peripheral device, such as a stylus. The computing device includes a processor, a touch interface, such as a touch screen, in communication with the processor and configured to detect an input corresponding to an object approaching or contacting a surface. The computing device further includes a touch filter in communication with the touch interface and a peripheral filter in communication with the touch interface. The touch filter is configured to reject a peripheral frequency corresponding to a peripheral signal of the peripheral device and the peripheral filter is configured to reject a touch frequency component corresponding to a touch signal corresponding to a touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Shahrooz Shahparnia
  • Patent number: 9542837
    Abstract: A control method of a gateway communicating with at least one sensor and a service server is provided. The control method may include receiving, from the at least one sensor, first information comprising at least one of bioinformation, disaster prevention information, and public information, transmitting the first information to the service server when the first information meets a first standard, or processing the first information in a data format of the first standard and transmitting the processed first information to the service server when the first information does not meet the first standard, receiving, from the service server, a control command to control the at least one sensor, and transmitting the control command to a sensor corresponding to the control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Eun Ju Jeong, Won Ick Jang, Sung Jae Yun, Soon Mo Kim
  • Patent number: 9532117
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with recovering orphaned utility meters are described. In one embodiment, a method includes selecting, from an electronic database, a plurality of candidate meters that are located proximate to an orphaned meter as determined based, at least in part, on ping information received from the orphaned meter. The orphaned meter is a utility meter that is actively transmitting the ping information to a utility company and is not associated with a customer account. The example method may also include evaluating the plurality of candidate meters according to the ping information to generate comparative metrics that define similarities between the orphaned meter and each of the plurality of candidate meters to identify whether one or more of the plurality of candidate meters correlate with the orphaned meter. The method also includes generating an electronic output based, at least in part, on the comparative metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Max A. Gardner, Kevin V. Li
  • Patent number: 9483737
    Abstract: A method of identifying an event associated with consumption of a utility comprising the steps of generating a utility consumption profile from utility consumption data, the utility consumption data comprising a plurality of utility consumption values measured at a corresponding plurality of measurement points, detecting a plurality of events within the utility consumption profile, grouping the plurality of events using a clustering process to produce a probability density map, comparing the probability density map to a stored profile of events of a particular type, and identifying the group of events as events of the particular type when the probability density map corresponds to the stored profile of events of the particular type, wherein the probability density map is compared to a stored profile of an event which is a probability density map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Onzo Limited
    Inventor: Jose Manuel Sanchez Loureda
  • Patent number: 9477222
    Abstract: A maintenance information device and method for performing condition-based maintenance by monitoring of the condition of a technical system using a sensor. In order to permit the use of relatively simple sensors with relatively simple evaluation logics, the method and device perform decision making processes on the basis of hyperordinal signals from imperfect hyperordinal condition sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Gerrit Schramm, Arnd Schirrmann, Klaus Zoller
  • Patent number: 9456258
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques to minimize the electricity consumption of battery powered devices during network communications and performance of other functions. Example techniques include efficiently discovering other mains powered and battery powered devices within communication range of the battery powered device. In another example, techniques enable a battery powered device to serve as a relay for one or more other battery powered devices. In another example, techniques ensure that transmissions to and/or from battery powered devices are delivered efficiently and with low latency. In yet another example, techniques determine whether and under what conditions a battery powered device should migrate from one network to another. In the event of migration, example techniques minimize battery consumption associated with the migration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Mani, Hartman Van Wyk, Kenneth Charles Rigdon, Elliott Adam Nelson, Keith Barnes, Iskander Banaouas, Yacine Khaled, Viet-Hung H. Nguyen, Bastien Mainaud
  • Patent number: 9448286
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, there is provided a preventive diagnostic system for a GIS that includes a plurality of data acquisition systems (DAS's), a central communication unit (CCU), and a local server. The DAS generates an ICD file representing a content of the configuration of the DAS using a logical node designed for the preventive diagnostic system for a GIS and delivers the ICD file to the CCU, and the CCU performs a network connection so as to communicate with the DAS in compliance with IEC 61850 based on a content of the ICD file delivered from the DAS. According to the embodiment of the present disclosure, by applying IEC 61850 to the preventive diagnostic system for a GIS, smooth integration with a substation automation system and an efficient operation can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: HYUNDAI HEAVY INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung Woon Min, Jeong Bok Lee, Chang Sun Park
  • Patent number: 9420615
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a communication unit; and a controller configured to control the communication unit to perform one of transmission and reception of second identification information for communication through a predetermined communication path with a different apparatus, and to establish connection with the different apparatus by using the second identification information, during an audio call with the different apparatus, the audio call using first identification information for an audio call, the second identification information being associated with the first identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Matsuyama, Masato Shimakawa
  • Patent number: 9398479
    Abstract: A physical network address of one of a set of wireless customer-premise monitoring devices is translated to a shared logical device physical network address in response to receipt from an application server of a first data packet addressed to the physical network address. The shared logical device physical network address forms a logical device group and physically addresses each of the set of wireless customer-premise monitoring devices over a single wireless communication channel. The physical network address of the one of the set of wireless customer-premise monitoring devices is embedded within the first data packet addressed to the shared logical device physical network address. The first data packet is sent to the shared logical device physical network address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher J. Pavlovski, Laurence J. Plant
  • Patent number: 9350407
    Abstract: An interface chip capable of accurate link detection. The interface chip mounted on a first electronic device has a link layer and a physical layer. The link layer outputs data to be transformed and transmitted to a second electronic device by the physical layer. The data transmitted from the second electronic device is received and transformed by the physical layer and then conveyed to the link layer. The link layer includes a state machine, which performs a state modification on the first electronic device to rescue the second electronic device from a trapped state for confirming a link between the first and second electronic devices, wherein data output by the link layer and transformed and transmitted to the second electronic device by the physical layer is changed according to the state modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: VIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Shih-Hao Chen, Chun-Heng Lin
  • Patent number: 9316407
    Abstract: An Electronically-Controlled Register vent (ECRV) that can be easily installed by a homeowner or general handyman is disclosed. The ECRV can be used to convert a non-zoned HVAC system into a zoned system. The ECRV can also be used in connection with a conventional zoned HVAC system to provide additional control and additional zones not provided by the conventional zoned HVAC system. In one embodiment, the ECRV is configured have a size and form-factor that conforms to a standard manually-controlled register vent. In one embodiment, a zone thermostat is configured to provide thermostat information to the ECRV. In one embodiment, the zone thermostat communicates with a central monitoring system that coordinates operation of the heating and cooling zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Kates
  • Patent number: 9306634
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for waking a wireless power transmitter from beacon mode. In one aspect a wireless power receiver apparatus is provided. The wireless power receiver apparatus includes a receive circuit comprising a receive coil. This receive circuit is coupled to a load. The receive circuit is configured to wirelessly receive power from a transmitter device at a first power level to power the load. The wireless power receiver apparatus further includes an adjustment circuit configured to be powered by using the wirelessly received power. The adjustment circuit is further configured to adjust a characteristic of the load using the wirelessly received power for a period of time to cause a detectable change in an operating characteristic of the transmitter device for the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Zhen Ning Low, Kevin Douglas Lee
  • Patent number: 9276634
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward the use of broadcast transmissions to multiple endpoint devices. These broadcast transmissions can be particularly useful for reducing the communication bandwidth used during transmission of configuration data to the endpoint devices. In order to implement the broadcast communications, the present disclosure describes a mechanism for configuring targeted endpoint devices to be responsive to the broadcast communications. For instance, a configuration command can be sent to each of the targeted endpoint devices. The configuration command can include a virtual ID. The targeted endpoint devices can configure themselves to listen for subsequent broadcast messages addressed to the virtual ID. Configuration data can then be sent using the virtual ID and associated broadcast messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: John F. Duff, Rolf Flen, Scott H. Christiansen
  • Patent number: 9269251
    Abstract: A communicator facilitates communications with a remote server via a wireless network supporting a plurality of disparate data transport mechanisms having differing characteristics. A processor coupled to memory is disposed in a communicator housing, which is configured for portability. The memory stores wireless radio firmware and data transfer instructions that are executable by the processor for transferring data to the remote server in accordance with a priority level. The priority level is based in part on criticality of the data and the communicator status. A radio disposed in the housing effects communications via the wireless network in accordance with the firmware. A power source in the housing supplies power for communicator components. The processor executes program instructions for selecting a data transport mechanism among the plurality transport mechanisms based on the priority level, and transmits the data via the wireless network via the radio using the selected transport mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: John LaLonde, William R. Mass, Kenneth P. Hoyme, David C. Johnson, Joseph E. Bange, Mark Gryzwa
  • Patent number: 9240117
    Abstract: Medical devices and systems provide for detection of proper lead insertion by monitoring for electrical continuity between adjacent electrical contacts. The electrical contacts are spaced so that an electrical connector of a medical lead being inserted will span the distance between the electrical contacts and thereby maintain a physical connection with both electrical contacts at one time. Upon the medical device detecting that continuity is achieved between the adjacent electrical contacts, the medical device may provide an indication such as a visual and/or audible cue to a clinician who is inserting the lead and/or by providing a telemetry signal to an external device such as a programmer so that the programmer may then provide a visual and/or audible cue to a technician operating the programmer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventor: Mark J. Holle
  • Patent number: 9209864
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power line communication system for a large capacity load which greatly improves the recognition ratio and accuracy of a communication signal even for a large capacity load in that it: includes a switch unit as a transmission means wherein a first switch made of semiconductor elements and a second switch made of relay elements are connected in parallel; and generates and transmits a communication signal by selectively using the switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: UNILUX INC.
    Inventor: Jung-Ho Kim