Combined (tm System With Other System) Patents (Class 340/870.07)
  • Patent number: 11115779
    Abstract: A switch controlling system and method of smart appliances are provided. A beacon device is movably located in a space and outputs a beacon signal. Switch devices are located respectively at different positions in the space. The switch device entering within a distance range from the beacon device receives the beacon signal from the beacon device and outputs a distance determined signal according to the beacon signal. A central control device obtains spatial information of the space to establish a spatial database. The central control device looks up the spatial information from the spatial database according to the distance determined signal. The central control device determines a position of the beacon device relative to the electronic devices in the space according to the spatial information. The central control device selectively switches the switch devices to control the electronic devices based on the position of the beacon device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GOOD WAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsu-I Peng, Kai-Chung Chu, Chin-Tun Lin
  • Patent number: 11108268
    Abstract: A system and method for data collection and aggregation using a distributed network of communications enabled sensors connected to another primary network to achieve a secondary out-of-band monitoring perspective, for example, in power grids. The data collection system includes an aggregation and processing server configured to collect data from a variety of sensors adjacent to the monitored network each sensor includes secondary power such that it can continue data transmission even during power grid outages. The data collection system includes a method for secure real-time data ingest, machine learning enabled analysis, risk assessment, and anomaly detection on a broad geographic scale irrespective of isolated network boundaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott L. Caruso, Jason W. Rupe, Robert F. Cruickshank, III, Dan Stoller, Hunter Albright
  • Patent number: 11048009
    Abstract: A programmable universal probe comprises a housing having a controllable electrical power source installed therein to provide the assemblies of the probe with a supply voltage, a controller which includes a system of accelerometer sensors, a microcontroller and a temperature sensor, an antenna assembly in the form of a ferrite transmitting antenna, and a radiated power meter, consisting of a current sensor with an amplifier. The antenna assembly is equipped with power switches and an input signal amplifier. The ferrite antenna is designed as a transceiver antenna which is capable of receiving the operating parameters of the probe in a programming mode and transmitting information to a receiver in an operating mode. The receiver and the programmable probe have a compatible data reception and transmission protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Elena A. Tareeva
  • Patent number: 11026589
    Abstract: A recommendation method, system, and computer program product include monitoring a patient using a plurality of sensors, receiving patient information including a comfort level corresponding to a sensor of the plurality of sensors, determining a relevance of each sensor of the plurality of sensors to at least one health conditions of the patient, and determining at least one sensor of the plurality of sensors to disconnect based on the comfort level and the relevance of each sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Subhrajit Roy, Filiz Isabell Kiral-Kornek, Stefan Harrer, Benjamin Scott Mashford, Mahtab Mirmomeni
  • Patent number: 11012538
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for tapping serial communications and transforming the serial data into a format appropriate for routable networks are significant for purposes of security and troubleshooting, especially in critical infrastructure networks. Communication taps should be completely passive such that any failure would not interrupt the serial communications. Furthermore, automatic determination of unspecified serial protocol frames allow general implementation across various networks, or across devices within a single network, without the need to customize for each implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Thomas W. Edgar, Sean J. Zabriskie, Eric Y. Choi
  • Patent number: 11002561
    Abstract: Gas meter and center device are included. Gas meter is installed in a residence or the like of each customer, and includes flow rate measurer. Center device collects information obtained by gas meter. In addition, center device manages positional information indicating a position of gas meter, and displays information including a result of analyzing information obtained from gas meter, together with the position of gas meter on a map. By employing this configuration, the information obtained from gas meter is collected by center device, and information based on collected data is displayed on a map on which gas meter is positioned. This enables the information obtained from gas meter to be visually reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Kawauchi, Yoshikuni Tamura, Nobuaki Murabayashi, Tadanori Shirasawa
  • Patent number: 10948963
    Abstract: An integrated circuit comprises first and second power domains, and a message handling unit to control passing of messages sent from a sender device in the first power domain to a receiver device in the second power domain. The message handling unit writes messages sent from the sender device to a message storage area, provided in the second power domain. The message handling unit is responsive to a message send request from the sender device requesting sending of at least one message to the receiver device when at least one device in the second power domain is in a quiescent state, to transmit a wakeup request to a second domain power controller to request that said at least one device in the second power domain transitions from the quiescent state to an awake state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventors: Richard Andrew Paterson, Seow Chuan Lim, Alessandro Renzi
  • Patent number: 10946246
    Abstract: An interactive sports management device combined with human physiological information and sports information includes a user module, an exercise module and a management module, wherein the user module is used to detect the physiological information of the user, and transmit the user identifier and the physiological information to the exerciser module. The exercise module is used to collect the sports information of the sports fitness equipment, and transmit the user identifier, the physiological information, the exerciser identifier and the sports information to the management module. The management module transmits the management information to the exerciser module. In this way, the sports information generated when the specific person uses the specific sports fitness equipment for exercise is combined with the human physiological information into the personalized information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Ya-Chi Chen
  • Patent number: 10944716
    Abstract: A metering device address management method performed by a collection terminal, includes: sending a first signal to a target metering device to instruct the target metering device to respond to an address protocol packet, and sending a second signal to remaining metering devices that are other than the target metering device and that are connected to the collection terminal to instruct the remaining metering devices not to respond to the address protocol packet; and broadcasting the address protocol packet, where the address protocol packet is used to query or set a physical address of the target metering device. Then the target metering device responds, according to the first signal, to the address protocol packet broadcast. Therefore, the collection terminal can automatically set and query the physical address of the metering device, to resolve a problem of manually configuring the physical address of the metering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yifan Wu
  • Patent number: 10884499
    Abstract: A headware for computer control is presented in accordance with aspects of the present disclosure. In various embodiments, the headware includes an inner layer including a first surface and a second surface, an outer layer disposed on the first surface of the inner layer, and at least one sensor disposed on the second surface of the inner layer, and at least one sensor configured to measure electrical signals from a brain and extract meaning from the electrical signals, or communicate the electrical signals to a computing device. The headware is configured to sit at the top of a head and apply pressure to at least one side of the head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Jay Keller, Alexander Aziz Castillo Alvarez, Charles Bain
  • Patent number: 10862522
    Abstract: A wearable article, system, and methods may include a structure configured to enclose a human body part. A first antenna, positioned with respect to the structure, is tuned to communicate, while the wearable article is being worn, according to a first wireless communication modality with a first external antenna. A second antenna, positioned with respect to the structure, is tuned to communicate according to a second wireless communication modality with a second external antenna different than the first external antenna, the second communication modality being different than the first communication modality. A transceiver, coupled to at least one of the first antenna and the second antenna, is configured to communicate via one of the first and second antennas based, at least in part, on the one of the first and second antennas coining into wireless communication contact with a corresponding one of the first and second external antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Moran, Holli Pheil, Drew McLain Skeels, Allison Walters
  • Patent number: 10852160
    Abstract: This signal measuring device includes: one input circuit for receiving a process signal from each of first through Mth detection units; a signal switching unit for performing open/close switching between each detection unit and the input circuit; a signal processing unit connected to the input circuit and for processing the process signal; and a switching command unit for outputting, to the signal switching unit, a switching command signal that corresponds to an open/close time set such that one of the plurality of the detection units is connected to the input circuit, the switching command unit outputting, to the signal processing unit, a measurement command signal that corresponds to a stable measurement time which is set for each of the plurality of the detection units and after which the process signal inputted from each of the plurality of the detection units to the input circuit is stably measurable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoichiro Hamaya
  • Patent number: 10825321
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating an automated response to a catastrophic event, that includes (1) analyzing a sample set of data generated in association with a catastrophic event to determine a threshold pattern; (2) receiving, with customer permission or affirmative consent, home sensor data from a smart home controller via wireless communication or data transmission, the home sensor data including data regarding at least one of (i) structural status; (ii) wind speed; (iii) availability of electricity; (iv) presence of water; (v) temperature; (vi) pressure; and/or (vii) presence of pollutants in the air and/or water; (3) determining, based upon or from computer analysis of the home sensor data, whether the home sensor data indicates a match to the threshold pattern; and (4) automatically generating a response if the home sensor data indicates a match to the threshold pattern. As a result, catastrophic events and responses thereto may be improved through usage of a remote network of home sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Phillip Moon, Sunish Menon, Jeffrey Kinsey, Jeffrey W. Stoiber
  • Patent number: 10819517
    Abstract: A system and method of operating one or more selectively-operated devices is disclosed. The method includes establishing, by a controller, a communication channel with a communication device and receiving, by the controller, an authorization token from the communication device. The authorization token includes a verification value. The controller extracts the verification value from the received authorization token and compares the verification value of the authorization token to a plurality of stored verification value. When the authorization token is verified, the controller transitions to a programmable mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Imonex ClearToken, LLC
    Inventors: Philemon L. Bruner, Randy Gietzen
  • Patent number: 10806407
    Abstract: A medical information processing system comprises processing circuitry configured to acquire numerical data representing medical information together with date and time information associated with the numerical data, display the numerical data in time series based on the date and time information, specify a period relating to the numerical data displayed in time series, calculate a distribution of the numerical data contained in the period, and further display the distribution graphically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Utsunomiya, Yusuke Kano, Kazumasa Noro, Longxun Piao
  • Patent number: 10806841
    Abstract: A system is provided that includes a plurality of medical treatment units that are respectively associated with a patient, and a plurality of peripheral appliances also respectively associated with a patient. The peripheral appliances transmit control signals and patient signals to the treatment units, while the treatment units receive the control signals and patient signals from the peripheral appliances. The system ensures that the treatment units do not receive patient signals from other peripheral appliances that are not associated with the particular patient. The operating staff allocate a peripheral appliance to a patient and confirm the successful association of the peripheral appliance with the treatment unit allocated to the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Dejan Nikolic, Christoph Konig
  • Patent number: 10796047
    Abstract: This application discloses a computing system implementing a functional safety validation tool to locate a vulnerable section of an electronic system described in a circuit design, select safety circuitry configured to monitor the vulnerable section of the electronic system, and modify the circuit design by inserting the safety circuitry and control circuitry into the circuit design. The control circuitry and the safety circuitry can detect faults in the vulnerable section of the electronic system. The functional safety validation tool can generate a logical equivalency check script for the modified circuit design, wherein a logical equivalency checking tool can be utilized to determine whether the modified circuit design is logically equivalent to the circuit design. The functional safety validation tool can generate a test bench for the modified circuit design, wherein at least one verification tool can be utilized in a verification environment to simulate the modified circuit design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Graphics Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjay Pillay, Arum Kumar Gogineni, Srikanth Rengarajan
  • Patent number: 10742790
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes devices, systems, and methods that can be used to collect sensor data from, for instance, a sensor device that has been embedded in an article of apparel. The sensor device can be used, for instance, to monitor the athletic activity of an individual wearing the apparel into which the electronic device has been embedded. Embodiments of the sensor device include a memory, a wireless interface, and one or more processor. With these elements, the sensor device may receive instructions indicating what sensor data to collect, collect the sensor data, store the sensor data, and transmit the stored sensor data to the remote device upon completion of the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Vesa-Pekka Torvinen, Michael Welker, Marc Norridge, Jon Werner
  • Patent number: 10735116
    Abstract: Described are methods and circuits for margin testing digital receivers. These methods and circuits prevent margins from collapsing in response to erroneously received data and can thus be used in receivers that employ historical data to reduce intersymbol interference (ISI). Some embodiments detect receive errors for input data streams of unknown patterns and can thus be used for in-system margin testing. Such systems can be adapted to dynamically alter system parameters during device operation to maintain adequate margins despite fluctuations in the system noise environment due to e.g. temperature and supply-voltage changes. Also described are methods of plotting and interpreting filtered and unfiltered error data generated by the disclosed methods and circuits. Some embodiments filter error data to facilitate pattern-specific margin testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Ho, Vladimir Stojanovic, Bruno W. Garlepp, Fred F. Chen
  • Patent number: 10735831
    Abstract: A system and method for communicating biofeedback to a user through a wearable device that includes collecting physiological data of at least one physiological property of a user; processing the physiological data into at least one biosignal; monitoring the at least one biosignal for a feedback activation condition; and upon satisfying a feedback activation condition, delivering haptic feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Zenso, Inc.
    Inventor: Rohan Dixit
  • Patent number: 10728634
    Abstract: A method performed by a plurality of digital sensing nodes included in a sensing network having a controller and/or host is provided. The method includes a first sensing node of the plurality of digital sensing nodes being configured with a configuration file selected from a plurality of configuration files, the configuration file defining a plurality of action sets to perform in association with detection of respective first and second events. The plurality of digital sensing nodes are configured for acquiring sensed data for monitoring a system. The first sensing node is configured based on the configuration file for, autonomously of the sensing network controller and host, detecting at least one of the first and second events as a function of sensed data output by a sensing element of the first sensing node, performing a first action set if the first event is detected, and performing a second action set if the second event is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis Gang, Travis Dement, Benjamin T. Rule, Thomas Henck
  • Patent number: 10705131
    Abstract: The preferred embodiments relate to power engineering and can be used for locating faults in overhead power transmission lines. A method for locating faults in overhead power transmission lines includes installing, on a lightning-protector cable or power conductor, an apparatus for locating faults in overhead power transmission lines, controlling the movement of the apparatus, controlling the operation of apparatuses for inspecting the overhead power transmission lines, and receiving, processing and analyzing data produced by those apparatuses. Furthermore, the placement and control of the movement of the fault-locating apparatus are carried out with the aid of a helicopter-type aircraft. The apparatus for locating faults in overhead power transmission lines comprises a control system, apparatuses for inspecting the overhead power transmission lines, and a drive system, wherein the apparatus additionally comprises a helicopter-type aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Obschestvo S Ogranichennoj Otvetstvennostyu “Laboratoriya Buduschego”
    Inventors: Lubov Olegovna Vinogradova, Vadim Aleksandrovich Krivorotov, Alexander Viktorovich Lemekh, Viacheslav Andreyevich Tretyakov, Arnold Georgiyevich Shastin
  • Patent number: 10675913
    Abstract: A bicycle having a rear wheel including an axle, a hub shell, a torque element including a torque output portion and a torque input portion, and a rear cog coupled to the torque input portion. The torque output portion is a first radial distance from the torque input portion. The position sensor measures a rotational position of the torque input portion relative to the torque output portion. In one embodiment, the position sensor includes a displacement indicator (e.g., a radial tab mounted to the torque output portion) and a displacement sensor (e.g., an inductive sensor mounted to the torque input portion). The inductive sensor preferably has two sensing coils positioned on each side of the displacement indicator. The hub assembly can further comprise a wireless transmitter adapted to transmit data from the position sensor. The hub shell preferably includes a window that facilitates data transmission from the wireless transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SPECIALIZED BICYCLE COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Wolfgang Ebersbach
  • Patent number: 10671767
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for smart construction with automated detection of adverse structure conditions and remediation. A sensor cluster may be inserted into the walls of a smart structure (during construction or afterwards) to detect an array of conditions, such as temperature, humidity, and the presence of undesirable insects (which may be accomplished through, for example, vibration sensors). The sensor cluster may also have a remedial action device capable of resolving any undesirable conditions. For example, upon detection of wood-destroying organisms via vibration sensors, the remedial action device may deploy ultraviolet light or insecticide to automatically exterminate the wood-destroying organisms. In some embodiments, data from the sensor cluster may be displayed on a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Middle Chart, LLC
    Inventors: Jason E. Duff, Michael S. Santarone, Michael Wodrich, Randall Pugh
  • Patent number: 10637537
    Abstract: A system for routing signals in a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) includes one or more Base Band Units (BBUs). Each of the one or more BBUs has one or more digital outputs. The system also includes a plurality of Digital Multiplexer Units (DMUs) coupled to each other and operable to route signals between the plurality of DMUs. Each of the plurality of DMUs is operable to receive one or more digital inputs from the one or more BBUs. The system further includes a plurality of Digital Remote Units (DRUs) coupled to the plurality of DMUs and operable to transport signals between the plurality of DRUs and one or more of the plurality of DMUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: DALI SYSTEMS CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Shawn Patrick Stapleton, Sasa Trajkovic
  • Patent number: 10620232
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method, including determining, by a wearable device, receiving, by a wearable device, motion information from a motion sensor of the wearable device, determining, by the wearable device using the motion information, that a vehicle is turning, and determining, by the wearable device using the motion information when the vehicle is turning, that a user of the wearable device is controlling the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Anil K. Kandangath, Adam S. Howell
  • Patent number: 10610761
    Abstract: An athletic performance measuring unit can measure numerous athletic performance parameters for an athlete either during practice or during competition. The measured parameters may be used by the athlete to evaluate the improvement in their performance as well as compare their level of performance against peers. The athletic performance measuring unit can also be configure to transmit the sensed sensor data to a personal processing unit, such as a smart device, for calculation of one or more athletic performance parameters. The calculated athletic performance parameters can be transmitted by the PPU to other electronic devices of those fans interested in following the athletic performance of a particular athlete, group of athletes, and/or team. Further, the athletic performance measuring unit can be configured to be integrated with the display system of an arena or stadium such that the athletic performance parameters can be displayed on the scoreboard of the arena.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mayfonk Athletic LLC
    Inventors: Martin Matak, Jonathan Mitts
  • Patent number: 10613429
    Abstract: A device (200) includes a unit bracket weldment (201), a bridge weldment (202) extending from the unit bracket weldment to a plate bracket assembly (209), and an x-ray plate (203) extending distally from the plate bracket assembly. One or more cable hook weldments (211,212) are disposed to either side of the x-ray plate. A method of inspecting a cable (1102) or power line includes coupling the device to a drone (101). The drone can then be flown to capture the cable in the cable hook weldments such that an x-ray imager (1103) can capture one or more of x-ray images of the cable or power line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Talon Aerolytics (Holding), Inc.
    Inventors: Austin Wingo, Timothy Dunnigan, Phillip Bevel, Eric Hare, Timothy Dunnigan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10551902
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for isolation of sub-system resources (such as clocks, power, and reset) within independent domains. In one embodiment, each sub-system of a system has one or more dedicated power and clock domains that operate independent of other sub-system operation. For example, in an exemplary mobile device with cellular, WLAN and PAN connectivity, each such sub-system is connected to a common memory mapped bus function, yet can operate independently. The disclosed architecture advantageously both satisfies the power consumption limitations of mobile devices, and concurrently provides the benefits of memory mapped connectivity for high bandwidth applications on such mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Saurabh Garg, Karan Sanghi, Vladislav Petkov, Richard Solotke
  • Patent number: 10547918
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating an automated response to a catastrophic event, that includes (1) analyzing a sample set of data generated in association with a catastrophic event to determine a threshold pattern; (2) receiving, with customer permission or affirmative consent, home sensor data from a smart home controller via wireless communication or data transmission, the home sensor data including data regarding at least one of (i) structural status; (ii) wind speed; (iii) availability of electricity; (iv) presence of water; (v) temperature; (vi) pressure; and/or (vii) presence of pollutants in the air and/or water; (3) determining, based upon or from computer analysis of the home sensor data, whether the home sensor data indicates a match to the threshold pattern; and (4) automatically generating a response if the home sensor data indicates a match to the threshold pattern. As a result, catastrophic events and responses thereto may be improved through usage of a remote network of home sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Phillip Moon, Sunish Menon, Jeffrey Kinsey, Jeffrey W. Stoiber
  • Patent number: 10533855
    Abstract: A tracking system, in various embodiments, is configured to measure an athlete's performance based at least in part on magnetic field measurements taken by one or more magnetometers. In a particular embodiment, the system comprises one or more magnetometers (e.g., that may be embedded in one or more wearable devices, such as eyewear) and at least one magnet disposed on a portion of the athlete or their equipment. The system is configured to receive magnetic field information associated with the at least one magnet using the one or more magnetometers and determine the performance data based at least in part on the magnetic field information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: VISION SERVICE PLAN
    Inventors: Richard Chester Klosinski, Jr., Meghan Kathleen Murphy, Matthew Allen Workman, Jay William Sales
  • Patent number: 10476972
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for presence determination. One of the methods includes for one or more user devices having one or more associated users, determining a current location of a user, wherein the current location is associated with a particular space of a plurality of different spaces, wherein the determining includes: computing a plurality of location results, wherein each location result is computed using a distinct process of a plurality of processes; and evaluating the plurality of location results to determine a current space of the user; wherein the determining is performed by one or more of, a particular user device, a terminal device, or a server system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Taylor Keith Umphreys, Siddhant Bhargava, Benjamin Jerming Chang, Brian Keith Hales, Steven Alexander Hales, Craig Thomas Rohe, Thomas Joseph Gurka
  • Patent number: 10459885
    Abstract: A method to process Portable Memory Device (PMD) files from an electronic engine control system includes mapping each of a multiple of Health Report Code (HRC) records from a Portable Memory Device (PMD) such that each Health Report Code (HRC) record is accessible through a specific HRC number related to each of the multiple of Health Report Code (HRC) records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Jorge Rivera, Roberto Jose Vazquez
  • Patent number: 10454152
    Abstract: An embedded Internet of Things (IoT) hub for integration with modular antennae and associated systems and methods. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus includes: an embedded IoT hub comprising a wide area network (WAN) interface to couple the embedded IoT hub to an IoT service over a network and a local wireless communication interface to communicatively couple the IoT hub to one or more IoT devices; an IoT hub slot interface coupled to the embedded IoT hub and comprising a first plurality of pins or pads to interface with corresponding pins or pads within an IoT hub slot of an appliance when the embedded IoT hub is inserted into the IoT hub slot; and a modular antenna interface coupled to the embedded IoT hub and comprising a second plurality of pins or pads to interface with corresponding pins or pads on the interface component of the modular antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Afero, Inc.
    Inventors: Omar Zakaria, Joe Britt, Houman Forood
  • Patent number: 10455656
    Abstract: A method (200, 300) of controlling a luminaire (50) adapted to generate a light output (60) in a controllable direction with a user interface device (10) is disclosed. The method comprises determining (207) a relative orientation of the user interface device to the luminaire; receiving (219) a light output positioning instruction on a user interface (20) of the user interface device, said light output positioning instruction including directional information for the positioning of the light output in a specified location; converting (221) the light output positioning instruction by transforming the directional information based on the determined relative orientation; and transmitting (223) the converted light output positioning instruction to the luminaire. A computer program product, user interface device and lighting system employing this method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Ramon Antoine Wiro Clout, Dirk Valentinus René Engelen, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Jochen Renaat Van Gheluwe, Philip Steven Newton
  • Patent number: 10444723
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles for gathering and utilizing individual and aggregate data from connected cooking devices, online recipe databases and/or mobile applications. Cooking instructions may be stored as processor-readable cooking programs that use mutable real time status updates as input. Such programs may be chosen via a user computing device and may be further parameterized by numeric, textual or camera-based inputs. Various methods may be used to determine what foods a user is preparing, and what equipment and techniques are used. This data may be supplemented with feedback to verify what was cooked, how the result compared to visual representation in advance of cooking, and satisfaction level. The data may be used to reproduce past cooking results, adjust future recipes, suggest recipes or products, or connecting users to online communities of users. Cooking data may be used to offer just-in-time problem solving, products, or connection to other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CHEFSTEPS, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Young, Douglas Eugene Baldwin, Michael Natkin, Nelson Timothy Salazar
  • Patent number: 10401169
    Abstract: A power transmission tower condition monitoring system includes a plurality of sensors configured to be positioned at a plurality of separate locations on the power transmission tower. The plurality of sensors includes at least one tilt sensor, at least one shock sensor, and at least one vibration sensor. One or more detectors are configured to receive intensity value data from the plurality of sensors. A computing device is coupled to the one or more detectors and includes a processor and a memory coupled to the processor. The processor executes programmed instructions stored in the memory to receive the intensity value data from the one or more detectors. A current operational health for the power transmission tower is determined based on the received intensity value data. A method for monitoring a condition of a power transmission tower using the power transmission tower condition monitoring system is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Micatu Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Oshetski, Atul Pradhan
  • Patent number: 10393761
    Abstract: A blood state evaluation device, blood state evaluation system, blood state evaluation method, and program that enable evaluation of the risk of thrombosis easily and precisely is provided. An electrical characteristic of blood being an evaluation target is chronologically measured in two or more frequencies or two or more frequency bands. On the basis of chronological change data of the measured electrical characteristic of the blood, a state of blood is evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihito Hayashi, Yoichi Katsumoto, Marcaurele Brun
  • Patent number: 10384098
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for athletic performance and technique monitoring are disclosed. In one example, a sensor output is received associated with a movement of a user torso during a running motion. The sensor output is analyzed to identify an undesirable torso motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas C. Chuang
  • Patent number: 10382841
    Abstract: A driving and information transmitting system for a sensing module includes a sensing device, a power supply device and a connection device. The sensing device includes a sensor, a microprocessor, a power controller and a data transceiver. The power supply device transfers an energy to the power controller, thereby enabling the sensor. After a monitored data sensed by the at least one sensor is transmitted to the microprocessor, the monitored data is processed into an output data by the microprocessor. After the output data is received by the data transceiver, the output data is transmitted from the data transceiver to the connection device. After a control command from the connection device is received by the data transceiver, the control command is transmitted to the microprocessor to control the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao-Jan Mou, Ta-Wei Hsueh, Li-Pang Mo, Shih-Chang Chen, Ching-Sung Lin, Chi-Feng Huang, Yung-Lung Han
  • Patent number: 10338196
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling sensor data acquisition using a vehicular communication network is provided. An example method includes establishing an operable connection between a first vehicle and remote vehicles. The first vehicle and the remote vehicles operate based upon a common time base according to a global time signal. The method includes receiving capability data that includes a sensor actuation time slot of each of the remote vehicles indicting a time slot at which the sensors of each of the remote vehicles are actuating. The sensor actuation time slot of each of the remote vehicle is different. The method also includes dividing a clock cycle into a plurality of time slots based on the remote vehicles and controlling, according to the plurality of time slots and the sensor actuation time slot, sensor actuation of a sensor of the first vehicle and the sensors of the remote vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Samir Al-Stouhi, Paritosh Kelkar, Hasan Tafish
  • Patent number: 10306434
    Abstract: A sensor indicates when a recreational implement such as a musical instrument or sporting gear is about to used, to configure a mobile device with an activity configuration, such as opening an app associated with the implement, only when the implement is determined to be proximate to the mobile device and is being or is about to be used, as may be indicated by, e.g., the sensor being located to detect when a container of the implement is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Soumya Ranjan Mund, Scott Patrick DeBates
  • Patent number: 10293170
    Abstract: An identifier apparatus 10 for acquiring a signature signal frequency 12 from an implantable medical device 11 that is internally implanted in a patient. The apparatus 10 identifies the type of implantable medical device 11 and the device manufacturer by the unique signature signal frequency 12 of the manufacturer and device. The apparatus 10 aids healthcare providers with quick and exact knowledge of a patients implanted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Vassilis Dimas
  • Patent number: 10279926
    Abstract: Assemblies, apparatus, devices and methods useful in providing lightning protection of avionic components associated with aircraft antennas are disclosed. Aspects of the present disclosure may be used on aircraft comprising structural elements made from composite materials having a relatively low electrical conductivity. An exemplary assembly disclosed comprises: an antenna secured to a structural element of the aircraft and configured to receive wireless signals and/or transmit wireless signals external to the aircraft; a communication unit operatively connected to the antenna for signal transmission between the antenna and the communication unit; and an isolation transformer electrically disposed between the antenna and the communication unit where signal transmission between the antenna and the communication unit is conducted via the isolation transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER INC.
    Inventors: Fidele Moupfouma, William Tse
  • Patent number: 10237388
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes devices, systems, and methods that can be used to collect sensor data from, for instance, a sensor device that has been embedded in an article of apparel. The sensor device can be used, for instance, to monitor the athletic activity of an individual wearing the apparel into which the electronic device has been embedded. Embodiments of the sensor device include a memory, a wireless interface, and one or more processor. With these elements, the sensor device may receive instructions indicating what sensor data to collect, collect the sensor data, store the sensor data, and transmit the stored sensor data to the remote device upon completion of the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Vesa-Pekka Torvinen, Michael Welker, Marc Norridge, Jon Werner
  • Patent number: 10210735
    Abstract: The present invention provides a monitoring method for infectious diseases. The monitoring method includes: obtaining disease information from a plurality of medical facilities 131, 132, 133, and 134; determining the disease occurrence status for each medical facility based on the disease information and a first criterion related to the disease occurrence status at the medical facility; and generating first area alarm information related to the infectious disease status in a first zone based on the disease occurrence status in the medical facilities associated with the first zone divided by a first area division, and a second criterion related to the disease occurrence status in the first zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki Narisada, Ryo Yokoyama, Miyuki Arai, Toshiyuki Sato, Shota Hashimoto, Yuuki Watanabe, Keizo Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 10200891
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a wireless transceiver, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and a processor. The ADC is configured to read a sensing value to generate a piece of sensing data. The processor is electrically connected to the wireless transceiver and the ADC. When an interrupt request is detected, the processor sends the piece of sensing data via the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GEMTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jie-Yuan Wu, Kuo-Tsai Lee, Yu-Lin Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10175134
    Abstract: A controller includes: a communication attachment member configured to be detachably attached to a measuring device body; a second light emitter/receiver provided to a communication attachment member and configured to transmit/receive a signal to/from a first light emitter/receiver of the measuring device body; and a second controller configured to transmit/receive a signal to/from the second light emitter/receiver. An electronic circuit unit, electronic calibration unit, first control unit, signal transmission unit and the first light emitter/receiver are provided inside a housing of the measuring device body. A window is hermetically provided to a plate of the measuring device body. The communication attachment member includes a cover configured to be disposed so that the second light emitter/receiver faces the window and an engagement portion provided to the cover to be engageable with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NAGANO KEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Ite, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Toshinori Suzuki, Hideki Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 10154379
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for preventing the loss of valuable items using beacon notifications are described. A loss prevention tag is a small, discreet electronic tag which can be attached to belongings in order to prevent them from being lost. The tag may communicate with a computer or mobile device (e.g., a smartphone or a smartwatch) and may transmit a notification when the object it is attached to moves beyond a threshold distance from the device it is communicating with. A loss prevention tag system may utilize a system of smart notifications. One function of the smart notification system is to remove false alarm notifications. Another function of the smart notification system may be to modify the mode or format of the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Shuliang Mei, Rishabh Berlia, Raza Qazi
  • Patent number: 10130257
    Abstract: A wrist computer to be worn on an arm of a user, comprising a detection device configured to detect at least one vital parameter of the user, and a radio module configured to, when activated, establish and maintain a wireless data connection to a radio module of another object, wherein the wrist computer comprises a control unit configured to activate the radio module of the wrist computer when the at least one vital parameter of the user is detected by the detection device, and to deactivate the radio module of the wrist computer when the at least one vital parameter of the user is no longer detected by the detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Peter Lacher, Sebastian Steinhorst