Continuously Variable Indicating (e.g., Telemetering) Patents (Class 340/870.01)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10462542
    Abstract: In order to transmit data from an absolute position measurement system to an incremental interface, the transmission of an absolute position is carried out in a virtual reference journey of a position counter (cnt) via several phase-shifted electrical signals. During the virtual reference journey, at least one further information is transmitted in addition to the absolute position. For this purpose, a correspondingly designed absolute measurement system and a computing device are used, the computing device being designed to receive and evaluate data via an incremental interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Balluff GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Burkhardt, Ralph Bauer
  • Patent number: 10429445
    Abstract: A method and system for providing charging information to a user of wearable device by predicting when a health sensor is needed most during the course of the day and cross-referencing that information with a user's personal calendar in order to determine the optimal time to charge the wearable device. Battery life of the wearable device may be monitored. Information may be stored in memory regarding sensor data detected by one or more sensors and associated with a time. One or more time slots may be identified during which the sensor data was lacking. The identified time slots may be compared against a calendar of available time to identify matching time slots. A next matching time slot may be determined, and a notification may be displayed on a display screen of the wearable device to recommend that the user charge the wearable device at the determined next matching time slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: John Cronin, Joseph Bodkin, Jonathan T. Goguen, Christopher Huffines
  • Patent number: 10395162
    Abstract: Ultra-low power and cost, purely analog backscatter sensors, based on capacitive and/or resistive principles, consumer electronics FM reception and extended range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Georgios Vougioukas, Aggelos Bletsas
  • Patent number: 10390682
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber for receiving dishes for treatment according to the cycle of operation and having an open face providing access to the treating chamber, a dish holder slidable relative to the tub through the open face between a loading position and a treating position and a light source provided on the dish holder for illuminating dishes contained in the dish holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Tod E. Boyd, Anthony B. Welsh
  • Patent number: 10374923
    Abstract: A vehicle has a bus system, which is formed as an Ethernet bus system and has at least one distributor device with multiple port connections, to which a bus participant is respectively connected, which, via the associated port connection during the operation of the bus system, transmits data to the distributor device and/or receives data from the distributor device. The at least one distributor device is designed to carry out a diagnosis with respect to at least one of the port connections during operation of the bus system and to provide diagnostic data with respect to the at least one port connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Kirchmeier, Christoph Schmutzler, Thomas Koenigseder
  • Patent number: 10324078
    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: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Giatec Scientific Inc.
    Inventors: Pouria Ghods, Rouhollah Alizadeh, Mustafa Salehi, Sarah De Carufel
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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