Plural Transmitters Patents (Class 340/870.11)
  • Patent number: 11505014
    Abstract: A system for determining a tire change status in a vehicle is provided. The system includes at least one processing device and a storage device. The at least one processing device may be arranged to: calculate a value of at least one reference parameter which may be used in indirect tire pressure monitoring; store the calculated value of said at least one reference parameter in the storage device; retrieve a previously stored value of said at least one reference parameter from the storage device; determine a similarity parameter based on a similarity between the calculated value and the previously stored value of said at least one reference parameter; and determine a tire change status, indicating whether or not the tires have been re-filled or replaced, by comparing said similarity parameter with a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Nira Dynamics AB
    Inventors: Rickard Karlsson, Peter Lindskog, Andreas Hall, Daniel Murdin, Robert Johansson, Martin Lilja
  • Patent number: 11487833
    Abstract: A server that receives a request for an ordered list of data items, the request comprises a user identifier (ID) and contextual data parameters that indicate a context of a mobile computing device. The server queries a data store with the user ID and receives record IDs for data item records that are associated with the user ID. For each data item record associated with the user ID, the server determines the category associated with the corresponding data item. The server determines category scores for the categories based on the scoring model and the contextual data parameters. The server generates the ordered list of data items based on the category scores, the ordered list comprises the information related to each data item and the category score for the category associated with each data item. The server transmits the ordered list of data items via the network communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ACTO Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Parth Khanna, Nick Diamond, Kumar Karthik Erramilli
  • Patent number: 11474502
    Abstract: An automated system includes transducers, at least one computing device, and at least one automated apparatus. The transducer(s) is/are driven and sensed using drive-sense circuit(s). A drives and senses drive and sense a transducer via a single line, generates a digital signal representative of a sensed analog feature to which the transducer is exposed, and transmits the digital signal to the computing device. The computing device receives digital signals from at least some of drive-sense circuits and process them in accordance with the automation process to produce an automated process command. The automated apparatus executes a portion of an automated process based on the automated process command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SIGMASENSE, LLC.
    Inventors: Patrick Troy Gray, Gerald Dale Morrison, Daniel Keith Van Ostrand, Richard Stuart Seger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11465051
    Abstract: A method for processing a self-coaching interface is described. The method includes identifying a gameplay event during gameplay by a user. The gameplay event is tagged as falling below a skill threshold. The method further includes generating a recording for a window of time for the gameplay event and processing game telemetry for the recording of the gameplay event. The game telemetry is used to identify a progression of interactive actions before the gameplay event for the window of time. The method includes generating overlay content in the self-coaching interface. The overlay content is applied to one or more image frames of the recording when viewed via the self-coaching interface. The overlay content appears in the one or more image frames during a playback of the recording. The overlay content provides hints for increasing a skill of the user to be above the skill threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Josh Eads
  • Patent number: 11421197
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling fermentation of natural material. The apparatus includes one or more sensors configured to measure at least one property of natural material, a container configured to contain a chemical reactive agent reducing or limiting a fermentation process of the natural material; a valve coupled with the container; and a controller configured to process the measured at least one property of the natural material, and, if the processing meets a predetermined condition, control the valve to open so that the chemical reactive agent is released into the natural material in order to limit the fermentation process of the natural material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: QUANTURI OY
    Inventors: Nadine Pesonen, Roland Guerre
  • Patent number: 11414049
    Abstract: A controller may implement a key delivery manager on the vehicle side to aid in control of consumer access key delivery. These controls may include, for example, key redelivery to a mobile device, choosing a type of key delivery according to availability of vehicle connectivity, and revoking keys according to availability of vehicle connectivity. By using the key delivery manager, the controller takes into account state knowledge as well as connectivity availability to dictate which delivery method (and subsequent user interactions) should be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Thivierge, Jr., Thomas Nelson, Ali Hassani, Hamid M. Golgiri
  • Patent number: 11404881
    Abstract: A system and method for distributing energy including an energy generation source that is adapted to generate a generation source portion of energy, energy consumers that each have a demand level, an e-cloud that is adapted to receive a portion of the generation source portion of energy and distribute an e-cloud portion of energy, a processor that is adapted to control the distribution of energy, and a utility that is adapted to communicate with the system. The processor causes the energy generation source to transmit an energy consumer generation source portion substantially equal to or less than an individual energy consumer demand to each of the energy consumers and an e-cloud energy portion to the e-cloud. The processor also causes the e-cloud to transmit an energy consumer e-cloud amount of energy substantially equal to or less than each of the individual energy consumer demands to each of the energy consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Electric Power Board, an Independent Board of the City Of Cattanooga
    Inventors: David Wade, Jim Ingraham, Lilian Bruce, William E. Copeland
  • Patent number: 11399268
    Abstract: Methods and systems for maintaining telematics data. The system includes a standard vehicle. The standard vehicle includes one or more sensors configured to detect telematics data, a memory configured to store a blockchain associated with the standard vehicle, an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to update the blockchain associated with the standard vehicle with the detected telematics data, and a transceiver configured to communicate the blockchain to one or more other vehicles. The system also includes a collection vehicle. The collection vehicle includes a transceiver configured to receive the blockchain from the standard vehicle, and communicate the blockchain from the standard vehicle to a network to update a distributed record of the blockchain associated with the standard vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Hazem Ahmed, David M. Goemer, Walter Accessor, Andrew L. Wells, Ryan Wheeler, Anil R. Nair, Senthilkumar Gopal Kalaimani, Neil Dutta, Michael C. Edwards
  • Patent number: 11275291
    Abstract: Provided is a communication device including: a communication unit configured to perform communication with a plurality of external communication devices; and an allocation unit configured to allocate the plurality of external communication devices to one or a plurality of group frames on a basis of information regarding the plurality of external communication devices obtained through the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Kengo Takano
  • Patent number: 11262339
    Abstract: A remote sensor calibration system remotely calibrates sensors of various types in an automated fashion. The remote sensor calibration system receives sensor output, associated with one or more locations and one or more times, from a sensor and its peer sensor population. The sensor output from the sensor and its peer sensor population is compared to generate a correction factor. The correction factor is transmitted to the sensor and used to calibrate the sensor. Communication will typically occur via one or more wireless links allowing the sensors to be remotely calibrate while maintaining their mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Herve Patrick Borrel
  • Patent number: 11215973
    Abstract: An automated system includes transducers, at least one computing device, and at least one automated apparatus. The transducer(s) is/are driven and sensed using drive-sense circuit(s). A drives and senses drive and sense a transducer via a single line, generates a digital signal representative of a sensed analog feature to which the transducer is exposed, and transmits the digital signal to the computing device. The computing device receives digital signals from at least some of drive-sense circuits and process them in accordance with the automation process to produce an automated process command. The automated apparatus executes a portion of an automated process based on the automated process command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SIGMASENSE, LLC.
    Inventors: Patrick Troy Gray, Gerald Dale Morrison, Daniel Keith Van Ostrand, Richard Stuart Seger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11211926
    Abstract: A sensor device includes an output driver configured to: adjust a first time interval of the output signal between a first signal edge of a first type and a first signal edge of a second type based on a first reference value; adjust a second time interval of the output signal between the first signal edge of the second type and a second signal edge of the first type based on a second reference value; adjust a third time interval of the output signal between the second signal edge of the first type and a second signal edge of the second type based on a first data value; and adjust a fourth time interval of the output signal between the second signal edge of the second type and a third signal edge of the first type based on a second data value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Dirk Hammerschmidt, Michael Strasser
  • Patent number: 11197087
    Abstract: A system and method for determining assigned frequencies for wireless microphone systems (WMSs) at a venue. Each WMS comprises a transmitter and a receiver. Each transmitter may comprise an IoT device connected to the transmitters and a server via a network. A first input for requesting the assigned frequencies is received at a transmitter which sends the request to the server via the network. The server determines intermodulation free frequencies based on chained stages and predefined data describing the WMSs at the venue and transmits the intermodulation free frequencies to one or more transmitters at the venue. Each WMS receives an intermodulation free frequency as an assigned frequency. A second input for requesting validation of an assigned frequency is received at a transmitter which sends the request to the server. The server determines and sends a validation status of the assigned frequency to the transmitter which displays the validation status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Praveen Raghuvanshi, Manoj Sakhare
  • Patent number: 11172248
    Abstract: An embodiment of a process for providing a customized composite video feed at a client device includes receiving a background video feed from a remote server, receiving (via the communications interface) content associated with one or more user-specific characteristics, and determining one or more data elements based at least in part on the received content. The process includes generating a composite video feed customized to the one or more user-specific characteristics including by matching at least corresponding portions of the one or more data elements to corresponding portions of the background video feed, and displaying the composite video feed on a display device of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Tempus Ex Machina, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Schwartz, Michael Naquin, Grygorii Shcherbiak, Kristopher Hanes, Charles D. Ebersol
  • Patent number: 11116403
    Abstract: There is provided a method, apparatus and system for method for tailoring at least one subsequent communication to a user. Data acquired on the user in connection with a plurality of communications to the user is processed to determine a value for one or more characteristics indicative of a state of the user in connection with each communication. At least one communication parameter is varied in respect of each communication. The values for the one or more characteristics indicative of the state of the user that are determined in connection with each communication are compared to identify one or more communication parameters that are most suitable for the user. One or more communication parameters are set for the at least one subsequent communication to the user according to the one or more identified communication parameters. The subsequent communication to the user is enabled based on the set one or more communication parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Shrubsole, Murtaza Bulut, Christian Andreas Tiemann, Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate, Chaitanya Dongre
  • Patent number: 10923917
    Abstract: A system and method for storing and distributing energy including an energy generation source that is adapted to generate a supply level, an energy consumer that has a demand level, an energy storage unit that is adapted to receive and store a first portion of the energy and distribute a second portion of energy, an e-cloud that is adapted to receive a third portion of the energy and distribute a fourth portion of the energy, a processor that is adapted to control the distribution of energy to and from the energy storage unit, and a utility that is adapted to communicate with the system. The processor causes energy to be stored in the energy storage unit and received by the e-cloud when the supply level of energy exceeds the demand level and causes energy to be distributed to the energy consumer when the demand level exceeds the supply level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Electric Power Board, an Independent Board of the City of Chattanooga
    Inventors: David Wade, Jim Ingraham, Lilian Bruce, William E. Copeland
  • Patent number: 10904645
    Abstract: A method of switching an operating mode of a wireless sensor includes determining, once a wireless sensor has entered a normal operating mode, whether physiological parameters are detected by the wireless sensor within a predetermined time period; and when no physiological parameters are detected by the wireless sensor within the predetermined time period, automatically controlling the wireless sensor to switch from the normal operating mode into a power saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignees: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Mindray Scientific Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cong Xu, Hao Fang, Yangbo Liu, Haibo Zhang, Zhonghua Liu
  • Patent number: 10895867
    Abstract: An automated system includes transducers, at least one computing device, and at least one automated apparatus. The transducer(s) is/are driven and sensed using drive-sense circuit(s). A drives and senses drive and sense a transducer via a single line, generates a digital signal representative of a sensed analog feature to which the transducer is exposed, and transmits the digital signal to the computing device. The computing device receives digital signals from at least some of drive-sense circuits and process them in accordance with the automation process to produce an automated process command. The automated apparatus executes a portion of an automated process based on the automated process command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SIGMASENSE, LLC.
    Inventors: Patrick Troy Gray, Gerald Dale Morrison, Daniel Keith Van Ostrand, Richard Stuart Seger, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10879915
    Abstract: A transmitter circuit includes a phase locked loop circuit, having one or more operational characteristics indicative of an operating state of the phase locked loop circuit. The phase locked loop circuit is configured to generate a frequency signal. The transmitter circuit also includes a power amplifier configured to selectively drive an antenna with a drive signal according to the frequency signal, and a programmable delay circuit configured to controllably extend a propagation delay between the frequency signal and the drive signal of the power amplifier. The programmable delay circuit is programmed such that a first value of a particular operational characteristic of the phase locked loop circuit is substantially equal to a second value of the operational characteristic of the phase locked loop circuit. The first value is measured with the power amplifier not driving the antenna. The second value is measured with the power amplifier driving the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GOODIX TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Ahmed Emira, Faisal Hussien, Esmail Babakrpur Nalousi
  • 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: 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: 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: 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