With Alarm Or Annunciator (concurrent With Tm) Patents (Class 340/870.09)
  • Patent number: 11063426
    Abstract: A system includes a module having at least one input/output (I/O) channel. The system also includes a terminal block having terminals configured to provide electrical connections for the at least one I/O channel. The system further includes a barrier assembly having one or more intrinsic safety (IS) barriers. Each IS barrier is configured to receive at least one data or power signal, limit an amount of energy in the at least one data or power signal, and output the at least one energy-limited data or power signal. Each IS barrier includes at least one limiter circuit configured to limit the amount of energy in the at least one data or power signal. Each IS barrier is configured to be mounted on the terminal block. Each IS barrier could be configured to provide galvanic isolation between multiple devices or systems coupled to the IS barrier. Each limiter circuit could include a current limiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Dinesh Kumar KN, Sai Krishnan Jagannathan, Hemanth Vijaykumar
  • Patent number: 10896592
    Abstract: Compliance modules for fluid dispensers are disclosed herein. Exemplary embodiments of the compliance modules include a housing, a processor, memory, wireless communication circuitry and voltage monitoring circuitry for detecting a change in voltage of a dispenser power supply. The processor, memory and voltage monitoring circuitry are located within the housing. A connector for electrically connecting the module to a power supply of the dispenser is also included. The compliance module receives power from the dispenser. The processor determines a dispense event has occurred as a function of a change in voltage detected by the voltage monitoring circuitry. The processor causes the wireless communication circuitry to transmit a signal indicative of a dispense event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Chet J. Bonner, Jackson W. Wegelin
  • Patent number: 10864143
    Abstract: Patients with substance abuse problems may be prescribed regular medication that dulls the positive effects of the substance. However, one of the largest challenges for substance abuse patients is that many do not regularly take their medication as they want to experience the high of the substance. Accordingly, systems and methods have been developed for medication sessions that distract the patient from taking the medicine by incorporating the reminder and other med actions in close temporal proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: DxRx, Inc.
    Inventors: David A.G. Deacon, Robert P. Nix, John E. Mendelson
  • Patent number: 10771949
    Abstract: A device may detect an indication to activate an emergency mode associated with the user device. The emergency mode may be associated with gathering data related to an emergency. The device may determine a manner in which to configure a set of components or a set of actions to perform. The set of components may be associated with gathering the data. The device may activate the emergency mode. The emergency mode may be activated by at least one of: configuring the set of components, or performing the set of actions. The device may gather the data utilizing the set of components. The device may dynamically: store the data utilizing one or more memory resources of the user device after gathering the data, or provide the data to another device. The device may determine to terminate the emergency mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventor: Rajesh Yanamandra
  • Patent number: 10755815
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for operating a medical system, comprising: providing a first threshold value for the physiological parameter in the control device, the first threshold value being assigned to a first receiving device configured to notify a user of the first receiving device in response to receiving signaling data from the control device; providing a second threshold value for the physiological parameter in the control device, the second threshold value being different from the first threshold value and assigned to a second receiving device which is different from the first receiving device and configured to notify a user of the second receiving device in response to receiving the signaling data from the control device; receiving a stream of monitoring data indicating a physiological parameter continuously monitored by the sensor device in the control device; determining a present value for the physiological parameter from the stream of monitoring data; and transmitting, in response
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ROCHE DIABETES CARE, INC.
    Inventor: Markus Graf
  • Patent number: 10729373
    Abstract: A fan, and a control system and method therefor, wherein the system comprises a wearable device (100) and a fan (200). The fan (200) communicates with the wearable device (100). The wearable device (100) is used for detecting body parameters of a user to determine whether the user falls asleep, generating a sleep wind mode instruction to the fan (200). The fan (200) enters a sleep wind mode after receiving the sleep wind mode instruction, obtains a sleep wind control curve, and adjusts operating parameters according to the sleep wind control curve. The fan control system can adjust the running gear of the fan according to the sleep wind control curve after the user falls asleep, and avoids interference factors, thereby improving the control precision of the fan and improving user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignees: GD MIDEA ENVIRONMENT APPLIANCES MFG CO., LTD., MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinquan Liu, Xinyun Pan
  • Patent number: 10617606
    Abstract: Patients with substance abuse problems may be prescribed regular medication that dulls the positive effects of the substance. However, one of the largest challenges for substance abuse patients is that many do not regularly take their medication as they want to experience the high of the substance. Accordingly, systems and methods have been developed for medication sessions that distract the patient from taking the medicine by incorporating the reminder and other med actions in close temporal proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: DxRx, Inc.
    Inventors: David A. G. Deacon, Robert P. Nix, John E. Mendelson
  • Patent number: 10599303
    Abstract: A remote location monitoring system, for example, a home monitoring or weather monitoring system may include one or more sensors and/or receivers at a remote location such as a residence or business to be monitored. The sensors and receivers may communicate with a central server via a gateway device, and may be controlled by users locally or remotely via the server. Users may register to receive remote notifications of weather events and other home monitoring events. Users may also access remotely sensors and receivers to configure alerts, notifications, and automatic responses for the devices and integrated appliances at the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: La Crosse Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Rolf Haupt, Allan McCormick
  • Patent number: 10280741
    Abstract: Data is communicated from sensors at a downhole location near a drill bit to surface equipment. Communication to the surface equipment may be direct or may pass through a series of nodes. The nodes in some cases are intelligently reconfigured to achieve desired data rates, achieve power management goals, and/or compensate for failed nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Evolution Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick R. Derkacz, Aaron William Logan, Justin C. Logan, Jili Liu, David A. Switzer, Robert Harris, Barry Daniel Buternowsky, Kurtis West
  • Patent number: 10146410
    Abstract: A remote location monitoring system, for example, a home monitoring or weather monitoring system may include one or more sensors and/or receivers at a remote location such as a residence or business to be monitored. The sensors and receivers may communicate with a central server via a gateway device, and may be controlled by users locally or remotely via the server. Users may register to receive remote notifications of weather events and other home monitoring events. Users may also access remotely sensors and receivers to configure alerts, notifications, and automatic responses for the devices and integrated appliances at the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: La Crosse Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Rolf Haupt, Allan McCormick
  • Patent number: 10044987
    Abstract: A surveillance system including a number of image capturing devices is described. A processing device may receive an image from one of the image capturing devices and determine a device identifier of the image capturing device. The processing device may further detect a machine-readable target in the image and generate data based on the detection. The processing device may store the data in association with the device identifier in a data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Christopher Curlander, Pragyana K. Mishra, Venketaram Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 9671254
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods and apparatuses for detecting tampering with a utility meter. A method may comprise measuring a magnetic field created by a rotating magnet in the meter by a removal detector sensor in a solid-state register (SSR). In addition, the SSR may be configured to detect when the SSR is dislodged or removed from the utility meter. The sensor may comprise a register removal tamper alert. The tamper detection methods described herein provide improved techniques for preventing and deterring attempts to alter meters and steal utility-provided resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: Szabolcs Zigovszki, Matt Allen Thomas
  • Patent number: 9635282
    Abstract: A camera producing visible light images with thermal data. The camera may include visible light lens and sensor, an infrared light lens and sensor, and a display. The display displays some of the visible light image and thermal data from the respective sensors. The visible light image is divided into an array of zones where each zone may provide thermal data associated with the corresponding portion of the target shown in the zone. The camera may sense infrared images also provide audible alarms where the alarm is emitted with a tone of variable output to indicate the relative level of the alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas J McManus, Kirk R. Johnson, Thomas Heinke, Mathew Rekow
  • Patent number: 9597038
    Abstract: Apparatus for determining maximal oxygen uptake per unit time for a subject. The apparatus comprises at least one body sensor measuring body temperature of the subject; at least one body sensor measuring sweat output of the subject; and a processor. The processor is configured to receive measurements from said at least one body sensors; determine whether said subject is exercising in steady state; and calculate, subject to said determining, maximal oxygen uptake per unit time for said subject using said received measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: CAMBRIDGE ENTERPRISE LIMITED
    Inventor: Christof Schwiening
  • Patent number: 9558655
    Abstract: A monitoring device, system and method are provided for in-home/on-premises monitoring of usage of utilities, such as electricity and other services. The monitoring device receives information from a smart meter, and displays usage through a display, illuminating an area using a colour indicative of the current cost of consumption, and varying the illuminated area at a rate indicative of a rate of consumption or other metric, the varying of the illuminated area simulating movement in the display. The display provides a consumer with “at a glance” visual information on current usage. Optionally a digital display screen provides detailed alphanumeric and graphical information, through a number of selectable display modes. One or more devices may be networked, and interface directly or indirectly with a transceiver of a smart metering system, or a retrofit transceiver for a conventional meter. Monitoring of other utilities and services may alternatively or additionally be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Aztech Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoffrey David Vincent Salter
  • Patent number: 9528861
    Abstract: A remote location monitoring system, for example, a home monitoring or weather monitoring system may include one or more sensors and/or receivers at a remote location such as a residence or business to be monitored. The sensors and receivers may communicate with a central server via a gateway device, and may be controlled by users locally or remotely via the server. Users may register to receive remote notifications of weather events and other home monitoring events. Users may also access remotely sensors and receivers to configure alerts, notifications, and automatic responses for the devices and integrated appliances at the remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: La Crosse Technology
    Inventors: Rolf Haupt, Allan McCormick
  • Patent number: 9418528
    Abstract: An oven appliance with features for detecting and containing a fire and/or smoke within the cooking chamber of the oven appliance is provided. A method for operating an oven appliance to detect and contain a fire and/or smoke within the cooking chamber of the oven appliance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrea Nichole Stokes
  • Patent number: 9400874
    Abstract: Methods of measuring features of a digitally generated waveform include communicating patient data to a device that is remote from a source of the patient data, generating the waveform on a touch-screen display of the device, and measuring along an axis of the waveform. The measuring includes generating a first point corresponding to the waveform based on contact with the touch-screen display, generating a second point corresponding to the waveform based on contact with the touch-screen display, automatically measuring a distance between the first point and the second point along the axis upon generation of the second point, and displaying a value corresponding to the distance on the touch-screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: AirStrip IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: William Cameron Powell, Stephen Trey Moore
  • Patent number: 9201432
    Abstract: A system may include a set-top box, associated with a customer premises, configured to receive a television signal and provide the television signal to a television and a home monitoring device configured to obtain a weather forecast for a geographic area associated with the customer premises, determine a thermostat setting for the customer premises based on the obtained weather forecast, and provide a recommendation about the determined thermostat setting to the set-top box. The set-top box may be further configured to present the recommendation about the determined thermostat setting via the television; receive a selection of the determined thermostat setting; and provide an indication of the selection to the home monitoring device; and the home monitoring device may be further configured to apply the determined thermostat setting to a thermostat controller associated with the customer premises, in response to receiving the indication from the set-top box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Poothabalan Somasundaram, Krishnakumar Sundaram, Ganesh Ramasamy, Thamilenthi Palanivelu, Arunkumar Surulinathan, Pradeep Felix, Sundar Sivaraman
  • Patent number: 9189601
    Abstract: An apparatus for the recording and dispensing of medication has an electronic device having a screen and a base electronic unit with a space designed to allow insertion of a cassette housing medication to be dispensed. A first input device is coupled to the electronic device to send data to the electronic device to verify a particular user of the electronic device. A dispensing device is coupled to the electronic device for dispensing medication to the particular user once the electronic device has verified the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: JIREH HEALTH, LLC
    Inventors: George T. Simmons, Sara Sprague
  • Publication number: 20150142213
    Abstract: The present application discloses a remote control method and apparatus for controlling the state of a movable object and/or a load carried thereon. The remote control method comprising: receiving, via an apparatus, a state signal that corresponds to a user's position; remote-controlling the state of the a load being carried on a movable object based on the state signal; wherein the state of the load is the result of combining the movement of the load relative to the movable object and the movement of the object relative to its environment. For example, the control of the state can be achieved through the state of the apparatus itself, a user's state captured by an apparatus, a graphical interface on a screen of an apparatus, or a voice command.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Tao Wang, Mingyu Wang
  • Publication number: 20150137996
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a communication apparatus includes a communication part which receives a notification concerning measurement information from a measurement equipment and receives a signal from a terminal apparatus, and a notification setting part to set a notification frequency of the measurement equipment according to content of the signal received from the terminal apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiki Terashima
  • Publication number: 20150137997
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a medical monitoring system which comprises a landmark with a wireless module configured to broadcast a location information, a server connected to the landmark, a wearable device comprising a wearable-end wireless module and a user tag, a monitoring device comprising a monitor-end wireless module and a tag reader, and wherein the tag reader reads a user information from the user tag. The wearable device uses the wearable-end wireless module to receive the location information from the landmark, and determines a first current location based on the location information, and uses the wearable-end wireless module to send the first current location and the user information to the server via the landmark. The monitoring device uses the monitor-end wireless module and the user information as reference to obtain the first current location from the server via the landmark.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: JUNG-TANG HUANG
  • Patent number: 9035793
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods for monitoring a plurality of worksites at a facility, the methods including transporting a central monitoring station package to the facility, seating a transport container, stationing worksite monitoring equipment packages at the worksites, connecting communication links from the worksite monitoring equipment packages to central monitoring station equipment, transmitting remote transmissions from worksite monitoring equipment packages to central monitoring station equipment, displaying worksite monitoring information for a monitoring technician, and responding when remote monitoring information received from a worksite meets a response threshold criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: The Modern Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Remo Thomas Abraham, III, Robert P. Luke
  • Publication number: 20150130636
    Abstract: If an enclosure of a metering device is opened or vandalized, application software must determine when the metering history information became unreliable, and further notification to the utility may be desirable. Likewise, a shipping container or suitcase that has been opened or mishandled during shipping transient may be attributed to a particular location and/or handling person(s) when the time and date of the mishandling occurrence are known. A transition on a special device input from a tamper or mishandling sensor captures real-time clock/calendar (RTCC) information that provides to a software application the time and date of the detected tampering or mishandling event. This transition may also cause memory storage of the RTCC information related to the event. Thus, an integrated circuit device, for example a microcontroller or any other integrated circuit device may comprise such an RTCC and external input, and, optionally, memory storage of the RTCC event occurrence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen Bowling, Michael Simmons
  • Patent number: 9019106
    Abstract: A method is provided for dismissing or altering a user-configured alarm upon detection of the user's sleep state. The method includes associating an alarm device with the user's body by securing a wearable device to the user's wrist, placing the device in a pocket, integrating the device into the user's clothing such as a belt, or otherwise placing the device in contact with or adjacent to the user. The device includes one or more sensors for detecting physiological and/or environmental parameters such as heart, respiration, or pulse rate, body movements, eye movements, ambient light, and the like. If the user is asleep, the alarm is actuated in a typical manner. If the user is awake, the alarm is suppressed. If the user is neither asleep nor fully awake, the alarm is adjusted to provide an appropriate level of stimulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Rachid Mohsen Alameh, William Paul Alberth, Jr., Phillip David Rasky
  • Patent number: 9013316
    Abstract: The smoke detector comprises a housing provided with one or more openings for the passage of smoke particles into an interior of the housing. A first electrode and a second electrode are disposed in the interior of the housing and generate an electric field by application of an electrical potential therebetween. A detection chamber is defined between the first electrode and the second electrode, the detection chamber comprising an ionization zone for the generation of charged particles by ionization of air in the vicinity of the second electrode and a drift zone for the movement of charged particles towards the first electrode. A measurement device measures an electrical parameter representative of the electrical current generated between the first electrode and the second electrode by the charged particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignees: Finsecur, Institut pour le Developpement de la Science, l'Education et la Technologie (IDSET)
    Inventors: Zohreh Mokhtari, Stéphane Hole, Jacques Lewiner
  • Publication number: 20150077268
    Abstract: A system for providing continuous monitoring of a patient includes: a first monitor device configured to measure one or more physiological attributes associated with the patient, the first monitor device being a contactless device; and a second monitor device configured to measure one or more physiological attributes associated with the patient, the second monitor device including one or more sensors contacting the patient; wherein, upon an alarm condition by the first monitor device, the second monitor device is configured to measure a physiological attribute and suppress the alarm condition when the second monitor device detects a non-alarm condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Lane, Vuong B. Nguyen, Kristin Ann Alisanski
  • Publication number: 20150035684
    Abstract: A field device for process instrumentation comprises a measuring and comparison device and a readable storage element. The measuring and comparison device is configured for monitoring an operating characteristic variable for compliance with a predefined range The readable storage element maintains a state. The storage element state is permanently changed if a value held by the operating characteristic variable goes out of said predefined range. The predefined range is determined in such a manner that, as a result of a changed state of the storage element, a loss of suitability of the field device for special operation with an operating characteristic variable with restricted specifications, but not a loss of suitability for normal operation with an operating characteristic variable with less restricted specifications, is indicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Geppert
  • Patent number: 8939068
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a smoker with multiple separate drawers for smoking meat, fish, sausage, etc. In an example embodiment, one drawer may contain water and another drawer may contain smoking material such as wood chips. The sliding drawers enable the maintenance of a stable smoking temperature and offer a safer means to replenish water and/or wood during the actual smoking operation. The multiple drawers allow a user to add wood and/or water without opening the smoking chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Landmann USA
    Inventor: Jared I. Cohen
  • Patent number: 8931400
    Abstract: A remote temperature monitoring system includes a first unit operatively connected to one or more temperature sensors for sensing the temperature of one or more materials or food items being cooked or heated. The first unit transmits the sensed temperature to a second unit that is located remotely from the first unit during heating. The second unit is programmable with the desired temperature and/or heating parameters of the item. By monitoring the temperature status of the item over time, the system determines when the food has reached the desired temperature or degree of cooking, and notifies the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: iDevices. LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Allen
  • Publication number: 20150009045
    Abstract: A system for is provided for using telemetry data based on patient habit information or patient monitoring. One or more patient monitoring devices has a unique patient ID. The one or more monitoring devices acquire patient information selected from of at least one of, a patient's activities, behaviors and habit information, and patient monitoring. ID circuitry is at the patient monitoring device. The ID circuitry includes ID storage, a communication system that reads and transmits the unique ID from an ID storage, a power source and a pathway system to route signals through the circuitry. An alarm is at the patient monitoring device that provides an alert only when the patient is in a wake-state. A telemetry system is in communication with the patient monitoring device. The telemetry system includes a database of patient ID's.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Publication number: 20140325892
    Abstract: A pest control device system includes a plurality of pest control devices and a data collector. The system may further include the data collector in the form of a gateway that is connected to a data management server via a computer network along with other gateways in corresponding pest control device groups. Each pest control device includes a pest sensor and a wireless communication circuit to transmit information from the corresponding sensor. The devices also configure to define a local wireless communication network that can relay the information from one to the next and ultimately to the data collector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Paul W. Borth, Peter N. Scherer, Mike P. Tolley, Christopher J. Voglewede, Brian M. Schneider, Nailah Orr, Richard V. Baxter, JR., Douglas K. Brune
  • Publication number: 20140320311
    Abstract: Body area networks (BANs) implemented in accordance with this disclosure may enter a disaster rescue mode. The disaster recue mode is triggered in disaster scenarios to help body devices to assist in rescue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: RONGSHENG HUANG, Lichung Chu
  • Publication number: 20140313054
    Abstract: A ventilator monitoring system is described for monitoring a plurality of ventilators. In one embodiment, a server including a dedicated ventilator application program tor each type of ventilator, monitors a plurality of heterogeneous ventilators over a wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: James W. Biondi, Aaron Fand
  • Publication number: 20140306832
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to remote monitoring of at least one residence to determine whether or not the at least one residence has power. Embodiments disclosed herein enable a homeowner of the at least one residence or a third party to be notified of power loss of the at least one residence as well as restoration of the power. By providing residential power loss detection and enabling homeowners or third parties to be aware of the power loss detected, a homeowner or third party can react to the power loss in a timely manner, thereby preventing damage to the residence or to contents of thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan Goose
  • Publication number: 20140266790
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring physiological monitoring systems are described herein. A communication interface module can be configured to receive from a physiological monitoring system first data based on a snapshot taken of a status of the physiological monitoring system at a first time. A memory module can be configured to store the first data and a baseline associated with the physiological monitoring system. A processor module can be configured to compare the first data with the baseline and to generate a notification if the first data deviates from the baseline by a predetermined amount. A display module can be configured to display a physical location of a plurality of physiological monitoring systems and display the notification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yaser Ammar Al-Ali, Jad Adel Wafeeq
  • Publication number: 20140266791
    Abstract: The programmable monitoring system comprises one or more motion sensors, one or more temperature sensors, one or more door sensors and one or more pill box sensors. Each sensor is tagged with a unique code readable by a smart phone camera and software program which allows alarms on the smart phone to be set. The alarms are individually set for any or all of the sensors based on habits of the person being monitored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: ALCHERA INCORPORATED D/B/A SERVANDUS
    Inventors: LESTER JOHN LLOYD, TIMOTHY PATRICK LLOYD, LAUREN FELIX YAZOLINO
  • Publication number: 20140247154
    Abstract: A user monitoring device has one or more monitoring sensors and a unique user ID. The one or more sensors acquire user information selected from of at least one of, a user's activities, behaviors and habit information, and user monitoring. ID circuitry is at the user monitoring device. The ID circuitry includes ID storage, a communication system that reads and transmits the unique ID from an ID storage, a power source and a pathway system to route signals through the circuitry. The monitoring device is configured to be in communication with a telemetry system. The telemetry system includes a database of user ID's. The telemetry analyzes telemetry data based on at least one of, user's activities, behaviors and habit information. The telemetry system in operation is in communication with and sends a notification to an emergency response team or system when a monitored parameter is of a certain value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Hello Inc.
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Publication number: 20140247153
    Abstract: A system for is provided for using telemetry data based on patient habit information or patient monitoring. One or more patient monitoring devices has a unique patient ID. The one or more monitoring devices acquire patient information selected from of at least one of, a patient's activities, behaviors and habit information, and patient monitoring. ID circuitry is at the patient monitoring device. The ID circuitry includes ID storage, a communication system that reads and transmits the unique ID from an ID storage, a power source and a pathway system to route signals through the circuitry. An alarm is at the patient monitoring device that provides an alert only when the patient is in a wake-state. A telemetry system is in communication with the patient monitoring device. The telemetry system includes a database of patient ID's.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Hello Inc.
    Inventor: James Proud
  • Patent number: 8823576
    Abstract: When a communication abnormality occurs between an encoder and communication circuit apparatus in a work apparatus feeding back data output from encoders for control by a control apparatus, an encoder communication circuit is used in place of the encoder to identify the location of occurrence of the abnormality. The encoder communication circuit outputs encoder data comprised position or speed data and alarm data to said control apparatus when connected to the control apparatus through a communication cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fanuc Ltd
    Inventors: Mitsuyuki Taniguchi, Hirofumi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8816870
    Abstract: A user display for a healthy home or like building structure. The user display includes a hardware housing and a display device coupled to the hardware housing. The user display further includes a plurality of graphical objects corresponding respectively to a plurality of different loads numbered from a through N, where N is an integer greater than 1. The loads can include, among others, air conditioning, water, heat, electricity, swimming pool, and others. Each of the graphical objects is displayed in a common unit of measurement and comprises a total demand portion and a fraction of renewable energy portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: PVT Solar, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Reed Plaisted, Gordon Michael Handelsman
  • Publication number: 20140232556
    Abstract: A patient monitoring system has a central monitoring point which wirelessly communicates with multiple patient sensor systems. The central monitoring point and each sensor system has at least one transceiver. Routine communication between the central monitoring point and the patient sensor systems is initiated by the central monitoring point's transceiver. The response, or lack thereof, from each patient sensor system's transceiver is used by the central monitoring point to determine if an alarm condition exists. Communication of an alarm condition can also be sent from a patient sensor system to the central monitoring point and then confirmed to ensure that the signal is from a device or sensor system that is found on a list of devices and systems stored in the memory of the central monitoring point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Rondish Company Limited
    Inventor: Steven Alfred Williams
  • Publication number: 20140232555
    Abstract: A wireless sensor network comprises at least one sensor unit which comprises a sensor for sensing a parameter and at least one interrogating node. The interrogating node is arranged to transmit an interrogation message periodically to said sensor unit and to receive a reply message from said sensor unit. The sensor unit is arranged to transmit said reply message after a predetermined deliberate delay unless the sensor unit determines that an alarm condition has been met, in which case the sensor unit is arranged to transmit said reply message before the end of the deliberate delay.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: GasSecure AS
    Inventors: Niels Aakvaag, Knut Sandven
  • Publication number: 20140225746
    Abstract: A medical monitoring system includes: a plurality of biological information displaying devices connected to a network; and a portable terminal which can wirelessly communicate with the biological information displaying devices. The plurality of biological information displaying devices includes a first device and a second device. When a value of biological information is larger or smaller than a preset threshold, the first device transmits alarm information. In case where the first device transmits the alarm information, a receiving unit of the portable terminal receives the alarm information, and a transmitting unit of the portable terminal wirelessly transmits the received alarm information to the second device, and the second device receives the biological information through the network and the biological information is displayed on the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya NAGASE, Hiromitsu KASUYA, Hiroyuki TANIGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20140218211
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and kits are provided for mitigating single point failure of at least one device in an analyte monitoring system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Alan Hayter, Marc Barry Taub
  • Publication number: 20140210638
    Abstract: A method for monitoring at least one traction battery of a motor vehicle includes the steps of determining basic data for the prediction of a deeply discharged state of the at least one traction battery by a battery monitoring system associated with the motor vehicle, transmitting the basic data to an external computer via a first communications link, determining an expected point in time of the deep discharge by the external computer, and transmitting a first warning signal to a first monitoring instantiation of the motor vehicle that can be specified if the determined point in time of the deep discharge is reached apart from an early warning time. A device for monitoring at least one traction battery of a motor vehicle is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Uwe GUSSEN, Thomas RAMBOW, Goetz-Philipp WEGNER, Rainer BUSCH
  • Patent number: 8791821
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for managing an end-device connected to a commodity delivery network. One device includes computer-readable medium containing instructions for managing the end-device and a processor for executing the instructions. The instructions include instructions for detecting tampering of the end-device, ignoring the detected tampering when the end-device has been placed in an ignore mode, and automatically disconnecting the end-device from the commodity delivery system based on the detected tampering when the end-device has not been placed in the ignore mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Silver Spring Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Zoltan Kiss, Petros Raptis
  • Patent number: 8792383
    Abstract: The system is based on the arrangement of a plurality of terminals (1), (I?) . . . (In), which are interconnected with one another to form a digital network by means of two databuses, one write and one read, by means of differential transmission, with a hybrid connection topology based inter alia on UTP-type cables (4). Each terminal is constituted by a DLP-type card (7), which contains a programmable logic device for the management of a series of cards associated with the card (7), said cards being a main card (8) and a user-interface card (9), which enable the user to configure the various system options, it being possible, also, to incorporate one or more extension cards (H-H?) for the input and output of audio/video signals, the Internet, a telephone line or an automatic-door-entry line, and also a remote-control and alarm card (10) for activating external loads, activating alarms and receiving signals originating from sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Universidad de Zaragoza
    Inventors: Juan Carlos Moreno Carbonel, Jorge Leza Espanol
  • Publication number: 20140197965
    Abstract: In one aspect of the disclosed implementations, a device includes one or more motion sensors for sensing motion of the device and providing activity data indicative of the sensed motion. The device also includes one or more processors for monitoring the activity data, and receiving or generating annotation data for annotating the activity data with one or more markers or indicators to define one or more characteristics of an activity session. The device also includes one or more feedback devices for providing feedback, a notice, or an indication to a user based on the monitoring. The device further includes a portable housing that encloses at least portions of the motion sensors, the processors and the feedback devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: James Park, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Eric Nathan Friedman, Christine Boomer Brumback