Combined (tm System With Other System) Patents (Class 340/870.07)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10127357
    Abstract: A patient management system is provided herein. The system can include: communications circuitry configured to receive first physiological information relating to a first at least one patient from at least one therapeutic medical device and second physiological information relating to a second at least one patient from at least one monitoring medical device. The system further includes a computing device, which can include a user interface. The user interface can be configured to display the first and second physiological information according to a user selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Jason T. Whiting, Thomas E. Kaib, Gary A. Freeman
  • Patent number: 10114988
    Abstract: A preconfiguration system preconfigures tracking devices before they are received by a user of the tracking devices. The preconfiguration system generates an activation signal that can be detected by an activation signal detector on a tracking device. Upon detecting the activation signal, the tracking device begins to operate in a preconfiguration mode and establishes a communicative connection with the preconfiguration system. The preconfiguration system can then communicate with the tracking device to perform a variety of tasks, including receiving a tracking device identifier from the tracking device so that the tracking device identifier can be associated with the user identifier for the user who purchased the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: John Mathew Depew, Michael George Farley
  • Patent number: 10099692
    Abstract: An automated driving control part including a package determining part determining a driver assistance package packaging permissions for a plurality of driver assistance operations based on at least one of surrounding environment information, host vehicle information, and driver information, a package proposing part proposing to the driver to switch to a driver assistance package so as to obtain permissions for driver assistance operations permitted in the driver assistance package, a judging part judging if a driver has authorized switching to the driver assistance package proposed by the package proposing part, and a package content providing part providing information relating to the content of the driver assistance package authorized by the driver through the information providing device to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Matsunaga, Yuichi Kumai, Naoki Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10004407
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the instance disclosure are assessing a fitness of a user using a weighing scale apparatus. Specific embodiments concern an arrangement of devices configured and arranged to monitor physiological parameters while the user is standing on a platform region of the device, and communicate an assessed fitness to the user as feedback. Further specific embodiments concern methods of monitoring physiological parameters of a user using the apparatus, assessing the fitness of the user based on one or more of the physiological parameters, and communicating the assessed fitness to the user as feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Physiowave, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory T. Kovacs
  • Patent number: 9942626
    Abstract: Wireless radio frequency communications platform may include a plurality of sensor units communicatively coupled over a wireless radio frequency communication network to a collector unit. The sensor units may be configured to collect data concerning monitored parameters and relay the collected data to a collector unit via a wireless radio frequency communication. The collector unit may be configured to receive and store the collected data received from the plurality of sensors and transmit the collected data to a computing device upon receiving an indication that the collector unit is communicatively coupled to the computing device. The computing device may execute a computer software application that facilitates communication between the computing device and collector unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: XIPITER, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen A. Ridley
  • Patent number: 9918636
    Abstract: A system for signalling danger warnings arising from exposure of a subject to atmospheric pollutants, includes means for detecting environmental information in the proximity of the subject, and at least one personal mobile terminal. Sensor means are associated to the subject and configured for detecting one or more physiological parameters of the subject and supplying them to the personal mobile terminal. The system includes means for detecting the position of the subject and a data-processing module. The mobile terminal is configured for sending to the module local-detection data. The terminal is configured for receiving from the module danger warnings arising from exposure to pollutants calculated in the module and displaying to the subject the danger warnings or issuing alarms as a function of the values of the aforesaid danger warnings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
    Inventors: Luca Carlo Feletti, Luca Ferreri, Marco Iacuaniello, Marco Ivaldi, Alberto Rainoldi, Marco Turturici
  • Patent number: 9893831
    Abstract: A telecommunication system includes a gateway receiver having a processor and a data storage medium. The receiver is programmed to wirelessly communicate with a plurality of terminals, determine an error rate associated with communication with the plurality of terminals, determine an operating probability from the error rate, and transmit the operating probability to the plurality of terminals. A terminal includes a transmitter programmed to transmit signals to the gateway receiver in accordance with a number of transmitting slots. The terminal has a receiver programmed to receive signals transmitted from the gateway receiver, including an operating probability signal representing the operating probability. The terminal also includes processor programmed to select the number of transmitting slots based at least in part on the operating probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Torres, John Border, Jun Xu
  • Patent number: 9887051
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of a remote disconnect switch assembly. In one embodiment, the remote disconnect switch assembly comprises: an actuator; a shuttle that is operably moved by the actuator; one or more disconnect switches that are opened or closed by movement of the shuttle; one or more sensors; a communication interface; and a processor, wherein the processor is operably connected with the actuator, the one or more sensors and the communication interface, and wherein the processor is configured to: communicate with one or more other computing devices over a network using the communication interface; receive signals from the one or more sensors; and cause the actuator to operate in accordance with the signals received from the one or more sensors or the communications with the one or more other computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Aclara Meters LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Marc LaFrance, Scott Michael Shill, Steven Lee Bietz, Subramanyam Satyasurya Chamarti
  • Patent number: 9874470
    Abstract: Described herein are embodiments of a system for monitoring and detecting a level of a tank storing a material. The system may be used in making a determination of whether and/or when to provide additional material to the tank, to refill the tank partially or entirely. In some embodiments, the tank may be disposed at a premises such as a residence or commercial building and the system may be disposed in part at that premises to monitor the level of the material in the tank. In some embodiments, the material may be a fuel and the tank may be a fuel tank, to provide fuel to utilities equipment at the premises. In other embodiments, the tank may include other materials, such as other utilities materials. In some embodiments, the utilities material may be potable water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Tank Vision, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian McBride, James E. McMann, Steven Cratus Owens, Michael Varanka
  • Patent number: 9855484
    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 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Mayfonk Athletic, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Matak, Jonathan Mitts
  • Patent number: 9849336
    Abstract: A training device includes a communication circuitry configured to communicate according to Bluetooth specification, at least one processor, and at least one memory including a computer program code, wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the device to perform operations. The operations include obtaining physical activity-related measurement data of a user participating in a team sport activity, processing the physical activity-related measurement data into a physical activity-related information characterizing the physical activity of the user during the team sport activity, and broadcasting, according to the Bluetooth specification, the physical activity-related information using the communication circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: POLAR ELECTRO OY
    Inventors: Marko Tilvis, Vesa-Matti Suorsa
  • Patent number: 9747418
    Abstract: A portable monitoring device operates to remotely monitor a medical device for use in hospitals and the like. The portable monitoring device includes a signal receiver for receiving a first wireless signal. The medical device can be a portable drip infusion set of the type having a liquid supply, a drip chamber downstream of the liquid supply for forming liquid drops, a flexible tube connecting the drip chamber with an injection needle and a signal emitter for emitting the first wireless signal. The infusion set and the monitoring device each can include printed circuit boards (PCBs) and mutually interconnectible electric contacts. The infusion set includes an electronic circuitry that blocks programming of the infusion set when the monitoring device is not electrically connected to the infusion set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: DRIPMATE A/S
    Inventors: Morten Mernoe, Morten Thing
  • Patent number: 9690565
    Abstract: An exemplary system and method avoids unannounced software updates for a connected device by acquiring installation consent from the user for each software update to the connected device. Consent is acquired by leveraging an extended interface application described below, to facilitate notifications from the connected device to the user and receive user inputs indicating consent in response to the notifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Huiyu Wang, Kathleen J. Chylinski, Stephen J. Kolanowski, Snehal Desai, Jerome A. Bankos, Jr., Frank D. Larocca, Lily Zhu
  • Patent number: 9679476
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for collecting and generating analytics of data from motor vehicle safety and operation systems are disclosed herein. In one example, various minor vehicle incidents and events such as hard braking, swerving, deceleration, are tracked and correlated to geographic locations. Event data for these incidents may be collected, aggregated, anonymized, and electronically communicated to a processing system for further analysis and identification of problematic roadway and traffic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew R. Torgerson
  • Patent number: 9664710
    Abstract: A sensory assembly system and method for monitoring power lines. The system comprises a plurality of sensory assemblies each connected to a phase of a power line, each comprising a sensory transceiver that broadcasts a signal comprising a digital representation of a voltage wave and a current wave on a single phase of a power line, and a common assembly comprising a common transceiver for receiving said signal, and a microprocessor for analyzing said signal, and a precision timing device for directing said common transceiver to send signals to each of said sensory assemblies synchronizing sensory assembly readings on a phase of a power line. The microprocessor analyzing timed signals synchronized for a plurality of phases by determining the net real time sum of the current of the plurality of phases to determine ground or neutral current and for determining instantaneous current and voltage between the plurality of phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: CLEAVELAND/PRICE INC.
    Inventor: Hershel Roberson
  • Patent number: 9637087
    Abstract: The invention relates to a control system for driving a motorized closure element of a motor vehicle, wherein a control arrangement and at least one distance sensor are provided in order to detect operator control events, wherein a distance from a user can be detected by means of the distance sensor. The invention proposes that the distance sensor has a changing sensitivity along a sensor extent, and in that a longitudinal movement by the user along the sensor extent produces a pattern in the profile of the sensor signal with respect to time, which pattern is detected by the control arrangement at least as part of an operator control event, owing to the sensitivity profile along the sensor extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Hallstadt
    Inventor: Zikang Ma
  • Patent number: 9632052
    Abstract: A sensor module includes a sensor element with a transducer for emitting an electric analog primary signal, which depends on a measured value; and a circuit assembly for conditioning the primary signal and for unidirectional data communication of a digital signal, which depends on the primary signal, to a superordinated unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Tobias Mieth, Sven-Matthias Scheibe
  • Patent number: 9616743
    Abstract: A first moving vehicle is maintained in a first position relative to a second moving vehicle. The first and second vehicles comprise a platoon. An engine compartment air-flow control apparatus is activated in the first vehicle, responsive to an indicator of engine temperature. The first vehicle is moved to a second position relative to the moving second vehicle or the temperature control apparatus is activated, responsive to the indicator of engine temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J Mays, Andrew D Sutherland
  • Patent number: 9599526
    Abstract: A hub for measuring the driving torque of a cycle wheel, the hub including a central shaft defining an axis of rotation of the wheel, and a hub body mounted to rotate freely about the shaft, the hub body including a central portion bordered on both sides by respective flanges, the flanges fastening at least one connecting element to connect the hub body to a rim of the wheel. The hub includes a system for measuring the driving torque of the wheel including strain gauges fixed on the hub body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: MAVIC S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Mercat, Christophe Neyroud
  • Patent number: 9493219
    Abstract: A ship alarm display device that displays a plurality of sets of alarm information to be easily understood is provided. An alarm information acquiring module acquires the alarm information from apparatuses installed in a ship. A transmission source classification list memory stores transmission source classification lists obtained by associating each apparatus with a transmission source category. An importance list memory stores importance lists obtained by associating the alarm information with a level of importance. A display target specifying module specifies the transmission category and the level of importance as a display target. An information selecting module selects the alarm information corresponding to the specified display target from the plurality of sets of alarm information stored in memory, based on the transmission source classification lists and the importance lists. An alarm information displaying module displays only the selected alarm information in a list, on a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Okuda, Ryu Shimizutani
  • Patent number: 9470556
    Abstract: An encoding sequence is configured to detect the position and direction of motion of an actuator. The actuator includes at least two members where one of the members moves with respect to the other. Two sets of binary indicators are either affixed to or integrally assembled along one of the members. Each pair of indicators defines a position of the actuator and each binary indicator is configured to identify one of two states, such as a magnetic pole or a graphical mark where each state corresponds to a logical zero or a logical one. The indicators are arranged on the actuator such that at least one of the indicators transitions between one of the two states at each position along the actuator. At least one sensor is provided to detect the state of the binary indicators as the two members of the actuator move with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gregory J. Erker
  • Patent number: 9459643
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for managing the operations of a plurality of microgrid modules. A microgrid module includes transformers and/or power converters necessary for modifying the input AC or DC power sources to meet the required characteristics of the output power. The microgrid module further comprises a control software module and a power router software module. The control software module receives data from sensors in the microgrid module and controls the flow of power with controllable elements. The power router software module controls the operation of the power router. The power router can detect changes in demand for power within the microgrid module or from other microgrid modules. The power router can adjust the flow of power between the microgrid modules in response to changes in the supply of power to the microgrid module and changes in the demand for power from the microgrid module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Science Applications International Corporation
    Inventors: Landon Cabell Garland Miller, David Michael Barrett, John Patrick Kajs
  • Patent number: 9453854
    Abstract: A sensor may include a base, an accelerometer rigidly coupled with the base and centered over said base, a circuit arrangement electrically coupled with the accelerometer, and a battery rigidly held in contact with the circuit arrangement and centered over said accelerometer and said base. The base is configured to be secured to a host structure, and the circuit arrangement is configured to receive signals from the accelerometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: KCF TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: David R. Kraige, Jacob J. Loverich, Stephen J. Wenner
  • Patent number: 9450795
    Abstract: A method for signal modulation includes determining at least one guard band between at least two continuous available sub-bands among multiple available sub-bands that can be used by a communication entity and are discrete; and using the at least one guard band in signal modulation for the communication entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xin Hao Cheng, Yong Hua Lin, Jianbin Tang, Jun Song Wang
  • Patent number: 9449503
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus including a printed circuit board with electronic circuit components mounted thereon and configured for wireless communication between the various components and devices used in a wireless dental device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Dentsply International Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Kenneth Lint, Joseph Robert Reagan
  • Patent number: 9444667
    Abstract: A method for signal modulation includes determining at least one guard band between at least two continuous available sub-bands among multiple available sub-bands that can be used by a communication entity and are discrete; and using the at least one guard band in signal modulation for the communication entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xin Hao Cheng, Yong Hua Lin, Jianbin Tang, Jun Song Wang
  • Patent number: 9429411
    Abstract: An athletic parameter measurement device worn by an athlete during an athletic activity session includes a housing which attaches to the athlete, a display, a processor associated with the display, and an athletic parameter measurement sensor. During the athletic activity, the device detects, using the sensor, a vertical jump height of the athlete, and displays, during the performance of the athletic activity session, a representation of the vertical jump height on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: James Meschter, James Molyneux, Aaron B. Weast
  • Patent number: 9392674
    Abstract: An environment detection device and an environment detection method suitable for a street lamp are provided. The environment detection method comprises the following steps. Latitude and longitude of the position of the street lamp is provided. A weather information at the position of the street lamp is detected. A first network packet is generated according to the weather information and the latitude and longitude. The first network packet is transmitted to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ching-Hsien Lin, Ming-Hung Huang, Chia-Ming Hung