Plural Transmitters Patents (Class 340/870.11)
  • Patent number: 10814208
    Abstract: A method for delivering sports telemetry for a curling game provides players, coaches, and viewers with the detailed dynamics of a curling stone. The method is generalized to at least one computerized sports equipment in communication with at least one remote server. A sensing module of the sports equipment captures and sends an angular-motion measurement and a linear-motion measurement to the remote server. Further, a tracking module of the sports equipment sends a precise location reading to the remote server. The angular-motion measurement, the linear-motion measurement, and the precise location reading are compiled into a sports telemetry data. Subsequently, the sports telemetry data assess a plurality of summarization metrics which promotes game awareness and interest. Further, the sports telemetry data also generates at least one equipment motion animation of play-by-play breakdown of the game. Finally, an online view platform allows the general public to access the sports telemetry data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Howard Thaw, Chun Mei Gao, Ian Kennneth MacAulay, Minh Anh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10772267
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide methods and systems of controlling irrigation. Some of these systems comprise: a connector of a controller interface (CI) coupled with an irrigation controller, wherein the connector is configured to receive a valve activation signal activated by the irrigation controller; a user interface of the CI; a processor of the CI configured to obtain valve transceiver (VT) programming with VT programming being received from inputs through the user interface, determine a station identifier, and identify as defined in the VT programming a remote valve associated with the station identifier and controlled by a remote VT; and a wireless transceiver configured to wirelessly transmit a wireless activation signal configured to be wirelessly received by the VT controlling the valve associated by the VT programming with the station identifier such that the VT is configured to control an actuator to actuate the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Michael James Tennyson, Angel Reyes Archundia, Frank Torre, Robert H. Jenkins, Brian Jeffrey Mueller
  • Patent number: 10771281
    Abstract: A semi-differential signaling technique as well as bus devices and communication systems that exploit this technique to enhance the performance of the DSI3 bus. In one embodiment, there is provided a DSI3 master device that can be coupled to a DSI3 slave device via a bus having at least a power supply conductor, a power return conductor, and a signal conductor. The master device includes: a power supply node and a power return node that respectively connect to the power supply conductor and the power return conductor to supply power to the slave device; a signal node that connects to the signal conductor; and a driver that drives the signal node relative to a reference voltage midway between voltages of the power supply node and the power return node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Tomas Suchy, Lukas Vykydal, Pavel Hartl, Marek Hustava
  • Patent number: 10627381
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for calculating a safety grade of a working environment that may receive harmful gas information from a gas sensor configured to detect a harmful gas to calculate a safety grade, receive biometric information of a user from a biometric sensor configured to measure the biometric information of the user, calculate a safety grade for the user based on the harmful gas information and the biometric information, and output the calculated safety grade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: GUMI ELECTRONICS & INFORMATION TECHNOLGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INDUSTRY ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION KEIMYUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Hyung Jin Kim, Jong Ha Lee, Min Ji Choi
  • Patent number: 10620083
    Abstract: Method for monitoring and/or checking a pressure device having a lumen surrounded by a wall for conveying and/or storing a fluid. For such purpose, the method comprises a step of registering a strain, of the wall, by means of a strain gage, respectively a strain sensor formed therewith, affixed outwardly on the wall, for ascertaining a strain value representing the strain of the wall, as well as a step of using the strain value for ascertaining damage to the wall, as a result of plastic deformation of the wall and/or as a result of wear of the wall. A measuring system of the invention comprises supplementally to the pressure device at least one strain sensor affixed on a wall segment of the wall for producing a strain signal dependent on a time variable strain, of the wall segment as well as a transmitter electronics electrically coupled with the strain sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ENDRESS + HAUSER FLOWTEC AG
    Inventors: Hao Zhu, Alfred Rieder, Holger Bernhard
  • Patent number: 10572700
    Abstract: A wireless asset location tracking system and related techniques are disclosed. The system may include one or more beacon tags and one or more micro-zone (mZone) transmitters disposed at designated locations. A given mZone transmitter may transmit an mZone signal including data pertaining to its identity, and thus location. A given beacon tag receiving the mZone signal may pull mZone identification data therefrom and relay it in its own beacon signal, along with other data. In this manner, a given mZone transmitter may provide information pertaining to the location within the host space of a given beacon tag within its transmission range. The beacon signal may be received by any gateway or reader device within range, and information therefrom may be delivered through the internet to a server database. The information stored at the server database may be accessed to monitor and track tagged assets and control overall system operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: VYPIN, LLC
    Inventor: Robert William Sengstaken, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10491000
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided, which facilitate operations planning, dispatch, regulation control, and autonomous control performance. The disclosure also facilitates systems and methods for utilization of synthetic primary frequency response, synthetic inertia, regulation and load following/ramping reserve capabilities from Demand Response and Distributed Energy Resources for balancing demand and supply and maintaining frequency levels across a power grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Open Access Technology International, Inc.
    Inventors: Sasan Mokhtari, Khashayar Nodehi Fard Haghighi, Abdolhossein aka Farrokh Rahimi, Ali Ipakchi, Farrokh Albuyeh, David Heim
  • Patent number: 10437219
    Abstract: A method of managing energy consumption which is applied to a wireless control system is provided, wherein the wireless control system includes a plurality of appliances and a relay device. The method includes the steps below: first, obtain an amount of energy consumption from a start time point to a predetermined time point in an energy monitoring period; next, compare the amount of energy consumption with a second threshold during the energy monitoring period, which is lower than a first threshold; finally, if the amount of energy consumption exceeds the second threshold, determine whether to start an energy conservation mode; if the energy conservation mode starts, the relay device sends an energy conservation command to at least one of the appliances to control said appliance to consume less energy. Whereby, in the energy conservation mode, the energy consumed by the appliances would be reduced without stopping the energy supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chin Huang, Chin-Ying Huang, Hsin-Ming Huang, Hsing-Hsiung Huang, Yen-Jen Yeh, Yu-Chin Tsai
  • Patent number: 10425703
    Abstract: SPF (spray polyurethane foam) insulation applied in a commercial or residential building is the only building product which is manufactured on-site and not in a controlled in-plant environment. One reason for the high cost of SPF is that application of SPF requires large investment capital equipment and a specialized crew for each job. The work is further complex because the crew of each rig manufactures and installs the plural component product with little or no technical off-site guidance or support. We worked to solve this problem by designing a remote monitoring and reporting system which sends live raw parameter data from the spray rig to a support center server. The support center processes the data and provides rig support through our 4 pillars of technology. We designed the system to interface with all proportioner brands used by contractors keeping the user interface and majority of components standard for all.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Dumitru Dorneanu
  • Patent number: 10401164
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting a condition within a component of a process plant, including obtaining a first and second set of parameter measurements from a first and second plurality of sensor locations along a first dimension of an outside surface of a component, processing the first and second set of parameter measurements to develop a continuous surface condition profile of the component using a predetermined model. The predetermined model includes a forward solution to an equation describing the condition and is linearly separable in at least two dimensions corresponding to the first and second dimension. The model includes an inverse solution to the equation to provide a set of coefficients corresponding to a set of basis functions of the forward solution based on the first and second set of parameter measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
    Inventors: Limin Song, Krishnan Kumaran, Bhaskar Sengupta, Jingbo Wang
  • Patent number: 10396887
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a client node device having a radio configured to wirelessly receive downstream channel signals from a communication network. An access point repeater (APR) launches the downstream channel signals on a guided wave communication system as guided electromagnetic waves that propagate along a transmission medium and to wirelessly transmit the downstream channel signals to at least one client device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10365127
    Abstract: System and methods for data logging are disclosed. The method comprising performing an initialization process, performing a data collection process in which data from a plurality of sensors is collected and time stamped, performing a time correction on the time-stamp data based on patterns of time and occupancy, performing an estimation of a light state based on the corrected time stamped data and determining an energy saving using an automatic light operation based on determined light state estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Maulin Dahyabhai Patel, Vikrant Suhas Vaze, Saeed Reza Bagheri
  • Patent number: 10332030
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to multi-sensor data, and more particularly to summarizing multi-sensor data. In one embodiment, the method includes computing plurality of histograms from sensor data associated with a plurality of sensors. The respective histograms of each sensor are clustered into a first plurality of sensor-clusters, and a first set of rules is extracted therefrom. First set of rules defines patterns of histograms of a set of sensors occurring frequently over a time-period. Two or more sensor-clusters from amongst the first plurality of sensor-clusters are merged selectively to obtain a second plurality of sensor-clusters. Second set of rules are extracted from the second plurality of sensor-clusters, and a set of correlated sensors are identified therefrom based on the second set of rules. Third set of rules are extracted from the set of correlated sensors, the third set of rules summarizes the multi-sensor data to represent prominent co-occurring sensor behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Puneet Agarwal, Gautam Shroff, Sarmimala Saikia, Ashwin Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10309866
    Abstract: The method serves for monitoring and/or checking a pressure device having a lumen surrounded by a wall for conveying and/or storing a fluid. To this end, the method comprises a step of registering both a strain of a first wall segment as well as also a strain of at least a second wall segment spaced from the first wall segment, for ascertaining a strain deviation value representing a difference between the strain of the first wall segment and the strain of the second wall segment, as well as a step of using the strain deviation value for ascertaining damage to the wall, as a result of plastic deformation of the wall and/or as a result of wear of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ENDRESS + HAUSER FLOWTEC AG
    Inventors: Hao Zhu, Alfred Rieder, Holger Bernhard
  • Patent number: 10231140
    Abstract: A method for improving performance in a residential/community WiFi network is implemented on a self-optimizing network (SON) server and includes: receiving current configuration details and local performance statistics from SON clients installed in access points (APs) in the residential/community WiFi networks, where at least one of the APs is a residential AP configured to provide WiFi connectivity to both authorized users of the residential AP and a community of WiFi users not associated with the residential AP, analyzing at least the current configuration details and local performance statistics to identify performance issues in the residential/community WiFi network, determining remedial actions based on the analyzing, and instructing the access points to perform the remedial actions via the SON clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ziv Nuss, Alon Ben Ami, Mark Grayson
  • Patent number: 10201133
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide methods and systems of controlling irrigation. Some of these systems comprise: a connector of a controller interface (CI) coupled with an irrigation controller, wherein the connector is configured to receive a valve activation signal activated by the irrigation controller; a user interface of the CI; a processor of the CI configured to obtain valve transceiver (VT) programming with VT programming being received from inputs through the user interface, determine a station identifier, and identify as defined in the VT programming a remote valve associated with the station identifier and controlled by a remote VT; and a wireless transceiver configured to wirelessly transmit a wireless activation signal configured to be wirelessly received by the VT controlling the valve associated by the VT programming with the station identifier such that the VT is configured to control an actuator to actuate the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Michael James Tennyson, Angel Reyes Archundia, Frank Torre, Robert H. Jenkins, Brian Jeffrey Mueller
  • Patent number: 10140790
    Abstract: Disclosed is a data recorder unit and system for a vehicle. The system includes at least one video camera device configured to generate video data associated with the vehicle and/or its surroundings, and wirelessly transmit at least a portion of the video data. The data recorder unit includes a data recorder enclosure, a data processing unit located in the enclosure and configured to: wirelessly receive at least a portion of the video data from the at least one video camera device, process at least a portion of the video data, and generate processed video data based at least partially on the video data, and at least one storage device comprising at least one crash-hardened memory in communication with the at least one data processing unit and configured to store at least a portion of at least one of the video data and the processed video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Wabtec Holding Corp.
    Inventors: Theodore E. Allwardt, Khim Bittle, Carl L. Haas, Brian Kurz
  • Patent number: 10135245
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling an appliance with respect to the appliance's energy usage, in which a signal relating to the energy used by the appliance is received, and a determination of whether to continue or interrupt a cycle of operation being conducted by the appliance is made based at least on part upon the receipt of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Barry E. Tuller
  • Patent number: 10111275
    Abstract: A lighting control system of networks and devices designed to allow scheduled events to continue to operate in the case of partial or full network operation and failure. The lighting control system can rely on any network controller to act as a schedule master that evaluates a schedule of time-based lighting control events. When failure of the acting schedule master occurs or network communication therewith, the lighting control system changes the scheduling master to a different network controller based on a fail over protocol. The failover protocol includes detecting when an acting schedule master controller stops working by, for example, failing to receive a keep-alive message at a different network controller within a predetermined amount of time. Upon detecting failure of the schedule master controller, a network controller with a different controller identifier takes over as the schedule master in accordance with a controller identifier evaluation or protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Mark Norton, Christopher Trickler, Dean Naib, Richard L. Westrick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10110461
    Abstract: A method of managing a server group comprising a plurality of group members in a server group may include receiving, from a group member, health status data and obtaining location data. The health status data may indicate a group member's status with respect to a health parameter. The set of health parameter states may include a compliant, borderline, and non-compliant state defined by one or more thresholds. The location information may indicate locations of the group members relative to one another. A status-location operation may be performed in accordance with the health status and location data to generate a display including, for each of the group members, a data point indicating a status for a particular health parameter and a location of the applicable group member relative to other group members. Historical status change data may be maintained and used to predict a next status change expected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Cyril Jose, Akkiah Choudary Maddukuri, Marshal F. Savage
  • Patent number: 10096176
    Abstract: A system to implement a vehicle-reservation reliability prognosis prior to a reservation is herein presented. The system includes a memory, controller, and vehicle. The memory is configured to have one or more executable instructions and one or more vehicle-share records. The controller is configured to execute the executable instructions and communicate with the vehicle-share records. The vehicle includes one or more vehicle systems configured to generate system function information and is configured to communicate with the controller. Moreover, the executable instructions enable the controller to: retrieve system function information from one or more vehicle systems of the vehicle; deliver the vehicle-reservation reliability prognosis based, at least in part, on the system function information; and modify the vehicle-share records based upon the vehicle-reservation reliability prognosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Pavan K. Namineni, Donald K. Grimm
  • Patent number: 10057663
    Abstract: Sensing/control/identification devices of machines are provided. The devices include a shielding defining a shielded volume, a rectification and power conditioning module within the shielded volume and configured to receive electromagnetic (EM) transmissions from an EM transmitting source and convert said EM transmissions to electrical power, a communication interface module within the shielded volume and configured to receive power from the rectification and power conditioning module and at least one of receive the EM transmissions or transmit EM communications, and a control module within the shielded volume and configured to at least one of (i) receive the EM transmissions from the communication interface for processing or prepare the EM communications for transmission from the communication interface module and (ii) communicate with a remote sensor of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kurt J. Sobanski, Joseph V. Mantese
  • Patent number: 10007014
    Abstract: It is proposed a method for downloading data to a central unit in a seismic data acquisition system including a network, connected to the central unit and having a plurality of modules. Each module is adapted to generate and/or receive data and to store them. The method includes the following steps, for a given module: when the given module is connected, via a wired or wireless link, to the central unit, it sends to the central unit a historic, chronological or not, representative of data stored in the given module; the central unit cross-checks the historic with missing data of at least one pending experience, and upon match the central unit obtains at least some of the missing data from the given module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SERCEL
    Inventor: Thierry Adragna
  • Patent number: 9953285
    Abstract: A method of residential or small and medium business (SMB) demand response (DR) coordination may include receiving a DR event notification from a DR server. The DR event notification may include DR event information pertaining to a DR event and curtailment information. The method may also include communicating a notification acknowledgement to the DR server. The notification acknowledgement may indicate reception of the DR event notification. The method may include displaying a curtailment request pertaining to the DR event. The curtailment request may be based on the curtailment information included in the DR event notification and may include some portion of the DR event information. The method may also include receiving a user input including a DR event participation confirmation or a DR event participation refusal. The method may further include communicating a participation signal representative of at least a portion of the user input to the DR server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Ulrich Herberg, Jorjeta G. Jetcheva, Daisuke Mashima, Wei-Peng Chen
  • Patent number: 9919197
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying recorded playbook plays are described. The method includes recording locations of one or more players during execution of a play and evaluating the recorded locations with one or more known plays in a playbook. Based on the evaluation, one or more plays can be identified as being most correlated with the recently executed play. The evaluation can also be used to compare how a particular player has been executing the playbook play (e.g., deviations). Use of the identified play can also be used to produce one or more counter-plays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: John E. Cronin
  • Patent number: 9911170
    Abstract: A system and method of arranging a transport service for a user is described. The system determines a first estimated time of arrival (ETA) of a user to a specified location data point based, at least in part, on a position of a user device operated by the user. The system also determines a second ETA of a vehicle of a set of vehicles to the specified location data point. When the first ETA and the second ETA are within a predetermined amount of time of each other, the system can select a driver to provide a transport service for the user based, at least in part, on the specified location data point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nuri Kim, Christopher Haugli, Rachel Lin, Hasrat Godil, Jeffrey Wolski, Amos Barreto
  • Patent number: 9892473
    Abstract: Technology for completing an electronic run ticket is provided. In an example method, user credentials may be received on a client device. A barcode associated with an oil tank may be scanned to identify the oil tank. Fields of the electronic run ticket may be populated based on the identification of the oil tank. Fields of the electronic run ticket may also be populated based on the user credentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Robert P. Garner
  • Patent number: 9841517
    Abstract: Systems and methods for utilization of a smart antenna in facilitating wireless communication between adjacent seismic data acquisition modules. The smart antenna may target an adjacent module with a radiation pattern directed toward the adjacent module. As such, the modules may employ space division multiplexing techniques to avoid interference between modules in the array. The modules may scan throughout a continuum of positions to locate adjacent modules. Once located, a spatial signal signature may be identified for the adjacent module and beamforming vectors may be calculated for targeting the radiation pattern toward the located module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Wireless Seismic, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Elder, Andrew T. Prokop, Steven Kooper
  • Patent number: 9775127
    Abstract: A radio communication system includes a relay apparatus (30) connected between a base station (40) and a base control station (20) and a location information control station (10), in which: the location information control station (10) includes: a request generation unit (11) for generating a location information request including regional information of a region for which the location information is requested; and a request transmission unit (12) for transmitting the location information request that has been generated to the base control station (20), and the base control station (20) includes: a request reception unit (21) for receiving the location information request transmitted from the location information control station (10); and a request transmission unit (22) for transmitting the location information request including the regional information in the location information request that has been received to the relay apparatus (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Nakata, Yoshio Ueda
  • Patent number: 9648452
    Abstract: Information about the real-time location of an object (e.g., a football) within a venue (e.g., a sport stadium), as determined by an object tracking system, may be used to generate communications that are then transmitted via wireless transmitters to one or more user devices (e.g., smartphones of venue spectators) located within the venue. The communications may be triggered by particular event triggers (e.g., the football enters a goal area, the football travels a particular distance, the football reaches a particular velocity, the football reaches a particular height), and the communication may be based on the event trigger that was reached. The wireless transmitter may be a local wireless transmitter, so that only user devices within the venue receive the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: John Cronin
  • Patent number: 9610491
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying recorded playbook plays are described. The method includes recording locations of one or more players during execution of a play and evaluating the recorded locations with one or more known plays in a playbook. Based on the evaluation, one or more plays can be identified as being most correlated with the recently executed play. The evaluation can also be used to compare how a particular player has been executing the playbook play (e.g., deviations). Use of the identified play can also be used to produce one or more counter-plays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: John E. Cronin
  • Patent number: 9602159
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a network receives a message from a neighboring device that identifies the electrical phase on which the message was sent. Crosstalk is identified between the device and the neighboring device by determining that the message was received on a different electrical phase than the phase on which the message was sent. One or more distinct communication channels between the device and the neighboring device are identified based on the identified crosstalk with each communication channel including or more electrical phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Hui, Wei Hong, Jean-Philippe Vasseur
  • Patent number: 9570806
    Abstract: A dual band transmitter for transmitting a data signal in a first frequency or second frequency band. An antenna receives and sends data in one of the first and second frequency bands. An impedance matching network is connected in series with the antenna, and to a first node, and matches the impedance of the antenna to a predetermined value. The impedance matching network includes first and second antenna matching networks. The first antenna matching network is connected in series with the second matching network. In the first frequency band, the first antenna matching network matches the impedance of the antenna to the predetermined value, and in the second frequency band the second antenna matching network matches the impedance of the antenna to the predetermined value without affecting the first antenna matching network's matching in the first frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Qinghai Liu
  • Patent number: 9547340
    Abstract: A portable terminal, including a first housing including opposing first and second sides, a second housing including opposing first and second sides, a hinge connecting the first sides of the first and second housings, a flexible display including a first end disposed in the second side the first housing, a second end disposed in the second side of the second housing, and a driver configured to drive the display, wherein the first housing and the second housing are configured to rotate on the hinge to form an angle in therebetween such that a corresponding portion of the display is exposed, and the driver is configured to output driving signals corresponding to the angle to the flexible display, such an image is displayed on the exposed portion of the flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gui-Nam Min, Sang Wol Lee, Kyu Young Kim, Ahyoung Kim, SeungWook Nam, Kyu-taek Lee, Yong Cheol Jeong, Soyeon Han
  • Patent number: 9491262
    Abstract: A server may receive information from one or more service providing apparatuses. Computer-readable instructions may cause the server to store device identification information, type information, and/or a transmission condition in association with service identification information. The server may receive device state information from one or more information devices when an information device determines that a transmission condition is satisfied. The server may also store the received device state information in association with device identification information identifying a specific information device, which transmitted the device state information. Further, the server may transmit, to a specific service providing apparatus, identified by specific service identification information, the device state information stored in association with the specific service identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takafumi Mori
  • Patent number: 9486693
    Abstract: A system of collecting and displaying statistical performance data of American football or rugby football tactical plays includes a) Optional ball tracking sensors b) data loggers worn by each player that include accelerometers and location sensors that provide data on duration of play, acceleration, speed, direction of movement, possession of ball, force of impacts c) a processor that collects and analyzes the data for each tactical play to determine i) the initial fine of scrimmage for each play, ii) the end of each play, iii) for each player one or more of duration of play, acceleration, speed, direction of movement, possession of ball, force of impacts, and iv) normalizing all the statistics so that all tactical plays and all individual player performances can be compared from the same start point d) display means to graphically display the statistics and combine the graphics with video images of the play and players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: CATAPULT GROUP INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Regan, Shaun Holthouse
  • Patent number: 9456438
    Abstract: A communication system comprising a base station and two or more terminals configured for communicating with the base station by means of a communications protocol, wherein: the communications protocol operates in a frequency band to which unlicensed access is permitted; and the terminals are configured for unattended operation with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: NEUL LTD.
    Inventors: William Webb, Robert Young, James Collier
  • Patent number: 9335816
    Abstract: A system and a method for efficient service-instance oriented energy management in the IoT are provided. The method comprises: a predicting step for predicting target service instances to be serviced in a subsequent time period based on a service instance stance transition model; a selecting step for selecting an ON-sensor set to be turned on to provide services on which said target service instances are based, according to a critical covering set corresponding to the target service instances, the use history data of sensors in the critical covering set and energy parameters of said sensors; a controlling step for performing, when said time period begins, an ON/OFF control on the sensors in the IoT so that the sensors in the ON-sensor set are turned on and the sensors other than those in the ON-sensor set are turned off; and an updating step for updating the use history data of sensors according to the usage of sensors in said time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Zhen Tan Feng, Chi Liu, Zhanwei Sun, Bo Yang, Qi Yu
  • Patent number: 9316132
    Abstract: A system includes a user interface module, a level determination module, and a level storage module. The user interface module outputs an oil level request based on user input. The level determination module determines N oil levels of an engine. N is an integer greater than one. The level storage module stores the N oil levels and outputs one of the N oil levels in response to the oil level request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Mike M. Mc Donald
  • Patent number: 9292037
    Abstract: The techniques for resolving asynchronous clock times include determining at least a high resolution time period and a low resolution time period for a clock of a first time domain, generating a plurality of sequenced transition signals for the high resolution time period where each sequenced transition signal corresponds to a respective bit transition period of the high resolution clock of the first time domain, encoding the plurality of sequenced transition signals for the high resolution time period into a high resolution vector, and encoding the low resolution time period into a low resolution vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: Tektronix Texas, Inc.
    Inventor: Asif Siddique
  • Patent number: 9279701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a remote meter reading method and system of the type that may be poled by wireless communication. Other remote reading systems require a periodic change of batteries used to supply the power to the communication and other systems used in the remote meters. The present invention mitigates this need by using the water and gas flow into homes or other buildings to generate power used to recharge those batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Basic Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfiero F. Balzano, Armando Benavides
  • Patent number: 9282001
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a policy-based residential networked meter can be an energy switch router device (ESRD) that provides policy-based advanced metering, load control and shaping, energy services delivery and accounting, and secure web services interfaces and internetworking communications. The ESRD can be integrated and inter-related with advanced policy-based sensory, metrology, monitoring, control, recording, classification, prioritization, security, routing, and switching functions. The ESRD may be used to sense, measure, meter, and control electrical service flows to the utility service point at the customer premise, and may be configured and managed with one or more policy-based networking methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Grid Net, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray Bell, Will Bell, Greg DesBrisay, Stephen Street
  • Patent number: 9232613
    Abstract: There is provided a light-emitting device including a wireless communication unit that performs wireless communication with another device, a light-emitting unit that emits light, and a control unit that performs control by switching between a mode in which the light emission of the light-emitting unit is controlled in accordance with a timing at which a signal is received by the wireless communication unit and a mode in which the light emission of the light-emitting unit is controlled in accordance with an internal timer based on a light emission timing included in a signal received from the other device by the wireless communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu Ebihara, Takeshi Niikura, Satoshi Kawabe, Akihiro Ogata, Hideaki Kushida, Satoshi Nagasawa, Shinnosuke Oguma, Takashi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9097510
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system (S) for measuring the position of a coupling member (1) that comprises a shaft part (2), a first flange (3), a second flange (4) and a first resilient bushing (5), which secures the first flange (3) to the shaft part (2), and a second resilient bushing (6), which secures the second flange (4) to the shaft part (2). Each resilient bushing (5, 6) is arranged with a resilient yield between the respective flange (3, 4) and the shaft part (2). The flanges (3, 4) are intended to be secured to a respective first shaft (7) and second shaft (8). When the coupling member (1) is placed between the first shaft (7) and the second shaft (8), it is intended to transfer a rotation movement from the first shaft (7) to the second shaft (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Acoem AB
    Inventors: Clas Kron, Peter Sandstrom, Peter Stromberg
  • Patent number: 9057677
    Abstract: Technologies are generally disclosed for systems and methods for monitoring a liquid. An illustrative method may include disposing one or more sensors in the liquid, sensing one or more properties exhibited by the liquid using the one or more sensors, producing sensed data from the properties by the one or more sensors, encoding the sensed data into an acoustic signal by the one or more sensors, transmitting the acoustic signal through the liquid by the one or more sensors and receiving the acoustic signal by one or more sound receiving devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Christopher David Field
  • Patent number: 9047757
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for remotely controlling an AMI is disclosed. The method includes receiving at an AMI controller module, meter event data from a remote command and control module; generating, at a third module, rules for the management, implementation and compliance documentation of connect/disconnect orders; processing, at the third module, the meter event data based on those rules to aggregate, batch, filter, or prioritize execution of individual connect/disconnect orders; communicating the connect/disconnect execution orders and policy compliance verification information to the AMI controller module; and, at the AMI controller module, executing connect/disconnect operations via the command and control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
    Inventors: Radhakrishnan Swaminathan, Paul J. Ollukaren, Susan Lynn King, Anuja Nakkana, James Ray Bouchillon
  • Patent number: 9041551
    Abstract: A disclosed telemetry system comprises an Nth number of telemetry devices and an equal number of standard disposable circular electrode patches. A body of each telemetry device in the system includes a female snap receptor configured to attach to a single male snap post of an electrode patch. A wireless transmitter module is disposed immediately around and in direct connection with each female snap receptor. Each wireless transmitter module transmits a signal from the respective female snap receptor to a receiver. A wireless receiver module is configured to receive and to process an Nth number of transmitted signals from the Nth number of telemetry devices into an Nth?1 number of signals where the number of signals is greater than zero. There are Nth?1 number of signals because at least one of the Nth telemetry devices is configured as a ground reference for the rest of the Nth telemetry devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Darin Slack
  • Patent number: 8994554
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for monitoring the consumption of a plurality of metered resources. The techniques involve receiving a KYZ pulse from a first utility meter, where the first utility meter is coupled to a source of one of the metered resources, and where the first utility meter outputs the KYZ pulse based on a predefined amount of metered resource being passed through the utility meter. A first counter is incremented, where the first counter is associated with the utility meter and stored in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP
    Inventors: Joshua Carpman, Charles N. Harper
  • Patent number: 8988199
    Abstract: A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system uses read difficulty factors (RDFs) to improve tag-parameter estimation. During inventory, a reader can obtain a tag's item identifier (II), determine a read metric such as a received signal strength indicator (RSSI), retrieve an RDF associated with the II, and adjust the RSSI using the RDF to more accurately estimate a tag parameter such as distance from the reader antenna. The system can then use the estimated distance to categorize the tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Impinj, Inc.
    Inventors: Vincent C. Moretti, Robert C. Collins
  • Patent number: 8965333
    Abstract: A remote monitoring system and method that packages, transmits, receives, decodes, stores, and distributes data sent from remote monitoring devices via a wireless network and that provides manufacturers with reduced wireless manufacturing expenses, data collection costs, dissemination costs, and wireless network access fees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventors: Michael A. Shreiber, Richard M. Shreiber