Combined (tm System With Other System) Patents (Class 340/870.07)
  • Patent number: 11568975
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques are disclosed for administering and tracking medicine to patients and providing health management capabilities for patients and caregivers. In some aspects, a method includes receiving one or more analyte values associated with a health condition of the patient user; receiving contextual data associated with the patient user obtained by the mobile computing device, where the obtained contextual data includes information associated with a meal; determining a medicine metric value associated with an amount of medicine active in the body of the patient user; autonomously calculating a dose of the medicine without input from the user based at least on the one or more analyte values, the medicine metric value, and the information associated with a meal; and continuously displaying the calculated dose of the medicine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC MINIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Saint, Jack Pryor
  • Patent number: 11538590
    Abstract: In order to objectively grasp a stress state of a user and to prevent postpartum depression, biological gas information is acquired via a network, where the biological gas information indicates a concentration of benzothiazole of the user and is obtained by a sensor that detects benzothiazole released from a skin surface of the user. From a memory storing information including an upper limit of a normal range of the concentration of benzothiazole per unit period, the information indicating the upper limit of the normal range is read out. When a frequency in the unit period with which the concentration of benzothiazole of the user exceeds the upper limit of the normal range is determined to have an increasing tendency based on the biological gas information obtained during a pregnancy period of the user, the information related to stress of the user is output to an information terminal of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukari Nishiyama, Masahiko Tsukuda, Yasuaki Okumura
  • Patent number: 11525254
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an electronic flush valve system for tankless water fixtures, comprising a valve housing and a replaceable flush valve module removably secured within the valve housing. The flush valve module is comprised of an independent, self-contained flush valve configured as a replaceable flush valve cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Fadi Shakkour, Manuel Medina, Roaa Nabeel Nacy
  • Patent number: 11524627
    Abstract: A system and method for operating an automated vehicle. A sensor is configured to monitor an ORU (other road user) external to the automated vehicle thereby identifying the ORU with respect to the automated vehicle. A processor determines a state of the ORU and a context of the ORU and communicates a message to the ORU based on the determined state of the ORU and the context of the ORU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Yael Shmueli Friedland, Asaf Degani, Claudia V. Goldman-Shenhar, Gila Kamhi, Julien P. Mourou
  • Patent number: 11512816
    Abstract: An optimized, energy-sensitive system and method for fulfilling various data needs of gas utilities. In particular, the disclosure relates to optimized methods for discovering and reacting to an alarm. In one aspect, when an alarm is triggered a telemetry unit automatically alters its operating mode to begin transmitting live pressure reads every minute instead of every hour, as typically performed. This variance in operation eliminates the need for a user to monitor a pipeline system for an incoming alarm and manually request data by initiating a live communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Aclara Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peggy Devereaux, Vaishali Sangtani
  • Patent number: 11496150
    Abstract: A system and method for compressive sensing using edge nodes of a distributed computing network. The method includes collecting a raw data signal continuously by a sensor of the edge node. A signal energy indicator is dynamically updated that quantifies an energy distortion in the raw data signal. One or more compression characteristics are determined as a function of the signal energy indicator as the signal energy indicator is updated. The raw data signal is subsampled in accordance with current values of the one or more compression characteristics to create a compressed data signal. An output is transmitted that includes the compressed data signal to a centralized node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Olaitan Philip Olaleye, Abhishek Murthy
  • Patent number: 11457843
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless communication of analyte information are disclosed. Example embodiments include an analyte sensor system. The analyte sensor system may include an analyte sensor to gather information related to a level of an analyte in a host. The analyte sensor system may include circuitry to transmit and receive wireless signals using a first antenna. The analyte sensor may be coupled to the circuitry before the analyte sensor system is transitioned into an operational state. The analyte sensor system may include a second antenna to receive an input signal from a source external to the analyte sensor system and to transmit a modified signal. The circuitry may use the first antenna to receive the modified signal. The analyte sensor system may transition into the operational state in response to the modified signal received using the first antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Dexcom, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick John Castagna, David A. Keller, Warren Terry
  • Patent number: 11447032
    Abstract: A server acquires a reception amount which is an amount of power that a power supply device received from an engine-driven type generator, converts the reception amount into a virtual currency, transmits, to the power supply device, a money transfer instruction in order to instruct a money transfer, to the engine-driven type generator, of a virtual currency that the conversion unit converted the reception amount into. The power supply device generates a money transfer request in order to, in accordance with the money transfer instruction, performs a money transfer of virtual currency to a virtual currency wallet associated with the engine-driven type generator a virtual currency wallet associated with the server, and transmits the money transfer request to a virtual currency network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Oshima, Sho Takada, Nobuyuki Sasaki, Yoshihiro Matsunaga, Mitsuhiro Ito, Mio Oshima
  • Patent number: 11446570
    Abstract: An imitation learning system may learn how to play a video game based on user interactions by a tester or other user of the video game. The imitation learning system may develop an imitation learning model based, at least in part, on the tester's interaction with the video game and the corresponding state of the video game to determine or predict actions that may be performed when interacting with the video game. The imitation learning system may use the imitation learning model to control automated agents that can play additional instances of the video game. Further, as the user continues to interact with the video game during testing, the imitation learning model may continue to be updated. Thus, the interactions by the automated agents with the video game may, over time, almost mimic the interaction by the user enabling multiple tests of the video game to be performed simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Igor Borovikov, Jesse Hans Stokes Harder, Thomas Patrick O'Neill, Jonathan Albert Rein, Avery H. Lee, Pawel Piotr Wrotek, Graham Michael Parker, David Vincent
  • Patent number: 11410469
    Abstract: A vehicle-mounted device includes a waiting time determination unit which determines a waiting time until the vehicle-mounted device transitions from a power-on state where a service providing function is performed to a power saving state where the service providing function is stopped while an engine of a vehicle is stopped, and a state transition unit which shifts the vehicle-mounted device from the power-on state to the power saving state after the waiting time has elapsed since stopping of an engine of the vehicle, and the waiting time determination unit changes the waiting time from a waiting time at a time of previous engine stopping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES MACHINERY SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Korenaga
  • Patent number: 11403575
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a method executed by at least one processor comprising: determining inventories for first and second times for a first vending machine (VM); determining inventories for first and second times for a second VM; determining inventories for first and second times for a third VM; and determining a service route to visit the first and second VMs on a specific date, and to specifically avoid visiting the third VM on the specific date, in response to determining the inventories for the second times for the first, second, and third VMs. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Vendwatch Telematics, LLC
    Inventors: James J. Crow, Alfonso Javier Barragán Treviño
  • Patent number: 11394294
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an alternating current (AC) input selection for a power transformer are disclosed. In particular, a connector is provided that is pre-wired to utilize internal wiring in the power transformer to provide a desired connection. A first option allows two transformers' input winding to be in series while a second option allows the two transformers' input winding to be in parallel. By moving the wiring into the connector, installation is simplified as the wiring has already been done. The installer need only attach the correct plug based on the desired voltage and couple the plug to the transformer. Further, the manipulation of thick wires is also avoided by the installer, further simplifying the installation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventor: Ami Hazani
  • Patent number: 11364091
    Abstract: A sensor system including: a wristband (2) which has a storage unit storing patient identification information so that a patient can be identified by the patient identification information; and a sensor (3) which can measure vital information of the patient; wherein: the wristband (2) can transmit the patient identification information to the sensor (3) by human body communication through a surface of a body of the patient in a state in which the wristband (2) and the sensor (3) are attached to the patient; and the sensor (3) associates the patient identification information with the vital information and then transmits the vital information including the patient identification information to a bedside monitor 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Norihito Konno, Hirohiko Ikeya
  • Patent number: 11361634
    Abstract: Valuables transport bag tampering detection and controlled triggering of smoke dispenser in response to said detection. Additionally, techniques are addressed to pair a valuables transport bag with a user fob or user fobs in response to a pairing control signal from a supervisory fob. With a valuables transport bag having a zipper closure, techniques to issue proper zipper closure and detection of such closure are also addressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Ellenby Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron H. Dobbins, James M. Henry, Jeffrey D. Welder, Brian D. Stang
  • Patent number: 11270568
    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: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Phillip Moon, Sunish Menon, Jeffrey Kinsey, Jeffrey W. Stoiber
  • Patent number: 11272170
    Abstract: Using two or more cameras attached to the eyewear, three-dimensional views with accurate and natural depth perception of the working area can be displayed for users, so that the user can maintain healthy sitting or standing posture while working on patients or objects located below horizontal eye level. Additional functions including eye protection, zoom-in, zoom-out, on-off, lighting control, overlapping, and teleconference capabilities are also supported using electronic, video and audio devices attached to the eyewear. The eyewear can also comprise a face shield designed to protect the user from hazardous droplets, aerosols, harmful wavelengths of light, heat, sparks, flash burn, debris and/or flying objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander Shau, Jeng-Jye Shau
  • Patent number: 11262289
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to methods, systems and apparatus for detecting corrosion using a detector apparatus with a host component. The method includes a detector apparatus. The detector apparatus includes an energy source; a corrosion proxy thin film that corrodes at a rate where the normalized change of mass of the film over time is greater than the normalized change of mass of the bulk material of the host component in a harsh environment; and the detector, wherein the detector is capable of detecting a change in energy due to corrosion of the corrosion proxy thin film. The method includes exposing the host component and the corrosion proxy thin film to the harsh environment; and detecting a change in energy using the detector due to corrosion of the corrosion proxy thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Energy, United States Department of
    Inventors: Paul R. Ohodnicki, Jr., Malgorzata Ziomek-Moroz
  • Patent number: 11258819
    Abstract: A method, non-transitory compute r readable medium, device, and system that receives telemetry data collected based on instrumentation code executed at one of a plurality of client computing devices with a requested transaction with one of a plurality of web server systems. Identifying signal data (IDSD) usable to identify the one of client computing devices is determined based on the received telemetry data. Any matching telemetry data in a telemetry data set for a plurality of prior transactions between one or more of the client computing devices and one or more of the web server systems is identified based on any stored IDSDs that match the received IDSD. A security score associated with the one of the client computing devices is generated based on the identified matching telemetry data. A response to the requested transaction to the one of client computing devices is managed based on the generated security score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SHAPE SECURITY, INC.
    Inventor: Sumit Agarwal
  • Patent number: 11222729
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that includes a display, a biometric sensor, a motion sensor, a communication circuit configured to receive a signal for obtaining information related to a location of the electronic device, and a processor electrically connected with the display, the biometric sensor, the motion sensor, and the communication circuit, wherein the processor is configured to identify repeated activities related to the user, which follow a lapse of time, based on motion information obtained according to the lapse of time by using the motion sensor and location information obtained according to the lapse of time by using the communication module, calculate a stress index of the user corresponding to the repeated activities based on biometric information obtained by using the biometric sensor, and provide at least one activity of the repeated activities and a stress index corresponding to the at least one activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Su Hong, Sang Beom Nam, Yong Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 11206053
    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 coming into wireless communication contact with a corresponding one of the first and second external antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Moran, Holli Pheil, Drew McLain Skeels, Allison Walters
  • Patent number: 11196236
    Abstract: A climbing robot traveling along an overhead line including a support structure, the support structure includes a controller, and three cantilevers, i.e., a front cantilever, a middle cantilever and a rear cantilever are mounted at a side of the support structure. Three cantilevers are connected with the support structure through a cantilever base, the front and rear cantilevers are located at both ends of the support structure and include a travel driving mechanism at the top, an opening mechanism, a flexible rotating mechanism and a clamping mechanism in the middle, and a lifting mechanism at the bottom, and the middle cantilever includes a travel driving mechanism at the top, an opening mechanism and a flexible rotating mechanism in the middle, a lifting mechanism at the bottom, and a charging mechanism at a front side of the middle cantilever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: QINGDAO SHARING INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jidai Wang, Aiqin Sun, Zhiwei Wang, Junying Wei, Enpeng Fu, Muxin Hao, Maoxuan Liang, Shuai Guo
  • 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