Combined With Disparate Device Patents (Class 368/10)
  • Patent number: 11119450
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes a dial, an indicating hand shaft passing through the dial and to which an hour hand is attached, a planar antenna overlapping a 12-o'clock line, a winding stem overlapping a 3-o'clock line, a battery disposed in a region bordered by a 9-o'clock to 3-o'clock line and including the 6-o'clock position on the dial, and a first motor driving a second hand, a second motor driving a minute hand, and a third motor driving the hour hand. The planar antenna, the winding stem, the battery, the first motor, the second motor, and the third motor do not overlap one another in a plan view, and one of the first, second, and third motor is disposed between the planar antenna and the winding stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Toshihiro Mitani
  • Patent number: 11120900
    Abstract: A medication reminder system comprises a controller device operable to transmit and receive data representing a dosage regimen for the medication for use with a medication indicia. The medication indicia is configured to contact a container having the medication disposed within the container. The medication indicia includes a transmitter operable to send data to the controller device to provide or generate input data representing confirmation of adherence to the dosage regimen to the controller device, wherein the controller device is operable to display an indicator representing the dosage regimen or a parameter associated with the dosage regimen. Additional systems, a computer readable storage medium and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Mylan Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Starr, Molly Knewtson, Benjamin Che
  • Patent number: 11086589
    Abstract: Systems and methods for podcast playback in a system including a playback device and a mobile device as a system controller are disclosed. In one embodiment, a playback system comprising a first playback device and a mobile device, the mobile device comprising computer-readable medium having stored thereon instructions executable to perform a method comprising capturing user input selecting an alarm function, capturing user input selecting a time for playing an alarm on the first playback device, capturing user input selecting a podcast channel, updating the graphical user interface to reflect the selected podcast channel, capturing user input specifying what order to play podcast episodes from the selected podcast channel, and starting playback of a first podcast episode on the first playback device according to the specified order to play podcast episodes by the previous user input and the selected time for playing an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Marisa McKently, Brandon Lynne, Ryan Kitson
  • Patent number: 11077026
    Abstract: This invention relates to a lockable, tamper resistant medication dispenser for medications with abuse potential and for monitoring medication compliance. The medication dispenser is programmed to dispense a specified dose of medication at a specified interval. The medication chamber of the dispenser is filled by the pharmacist and locked before being dispensed to the patient. This prevents direct access to the medication by the patient. The medication is dispensed to the patient dissolved in a large volume of liquid to prevent intravenous and intranasal abuse and diversion. The medication dispenser is equipped with biometric access control to prevent diversion. It can be equipped with a self destruct mechanism when tampered with and have the ability to record video of the actual ingestion of the medication infused liquid by the patient for subsequent analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Amanpreet Sandhu
  • Patent number: 11076806
    Abstract: A description is provided of a wearable device that is made up of a display device and a securing device that provides at least an overlay portion to provide electrical connection to the display device. The display device and the securing device may both contain electrical circuitry. The overlay connection to the display device can create an electrical connection between the electrical circuitry on the display device and the electrical circuitry in the securing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus M. Townsend, Mark C. Solomon, Steven W. Johns
  • Patent number: 11074490
    Abstract: A fastener system, which includes a fastener with an RFID tag secured to the fastener, wherein the RFID tag includes an antenna communicatively coupled to an integrated circuit which includes a memory. The fastener system further includes an operating system device, which transmits a command signal containing logistics data to the antenna of the RFID tag wherein the antenna receives the command signal and communicates the command signal containing the logistics data to the integrated circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventors: James A. Aske, Jake A. Wilson, Robert A. Smith, Matthew J. Berden
  • Patent number: 11074488
    Abstract: A wearable device including: a housing including a slot operable to contain an electronically readable tag or a transmitter; and a plurality of depressible buttons coupled to the housing, wherein depressing at least two of the plurality of depressible buttons in a predetermined order is operable to expose the electronically readable tag in or from the slot or is operable to activate the transmitter to transmit a signal. A method of exposing an electronically readable tag including; exposing an electronic tag contained in a housing of a wearable device by pressing a plurality of buttons coupled to the housing in a predetermined order; and exposing the electronic tag to a tag reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Inventor: Tomas Francis Klimt
  • Patent number: 11074556
    Abstract: A waste collection system includes waste containers for receiving waste, sensors associated with the waste containers, a server system for receiving signals from the sensors. The server system determines that a waste container needs to be collected, determines a location of the waste container and whether the waste container is in a waste collection vehicle accessible location. A notification is sent to an operator of the waste container if the waste container is not in a waste collection vehicle accessible location. When the waste container is moved to a waste collection vehicle accessible location, an optimal waste collection strategy for a waste collection vehicle to collect waste from the waste container at the waste collection vehicle accessible location is determined and the waste collection vehicle is routed to the location of the waste container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Enevo Oy
    Inventors: Fredrik Kekalainen, Johan Engstrom
  • Patent number: 11062256
    Abstract: A sensor tag for attachment to at least a portion of a tracked container is disclosed. The sensor tag comprises a wireless transceiver, a logistics sensor, a power source, and a breakable link. The wireless transceiver reports an electronic identifier for the sensor tag. The power source provides power to the sensor tag. The breakable link removably attaches to the container. Removal of the sensor tag from the tracked container is determined with data from the logistics sensor. The removal of the sensor tag is reported by the wireless transceiver away from the sensor tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Sandeep K. Bandil, Ryan Daigle, Michael D. Souder, Vikram Vipul
  • Patent number: 11054642
    Abstract: An optical binocular is provided, including a main body, a lens module, a display module, a first light source assembly and a second light source assembly. The lens module is disposed on one side of the main body. The display module is disposed in the main body and electrically connected to the lens module, and is configured to display an image. The first light source assembly includes a first light source and a first lens, and emits a first light. The second light source assembly includes a second light source and a second lens, and emits a second light. The first light source emits a long-range light through the first lens, and the second light source emits a close-range light through the second lens, wherein the focal length of the first lens is greater than the focal length of the second lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Han-Che Chen
  • Patent number: 11023090
    Abstract: Provided is a method of notifying a schedule by using a mobile terminal, the method including obtaining schedule information indicating a schedule of a user; generating at least one schedule tag based on time information comprised in the schedule information of the user; displaying a clock graphical user interface (GUI) on a screen of the mobile terminal; displaying the schedule tag on a periphery of the displayed clock GUI, based on the time information corresponding to the schedule tag; and changing and displaying an attribute of the displayed schedule tag, according to the time information corresponding to the displayed schedule tag, and current time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Li Xu, Pengyu Li, Zhe Zhao
  • Patent number: 11017041
    Abstract: An application server platform operated by a cloud computing services provider receives input from a customer organization application executing on the application server platform, the input specifying a first action on a first item type, and a second action on a second item type to recommend in response to the specified first action on the first item type. The application server platform searches for a record in a permanent data store that contains the first action, the first item type, the second action, and the second item type, and assigns a value to a token associated with the record based on when the application server platform most recently generated a recommendation that included the first action on the first item type and the second action on the second item type from the record, when the search locates the record in the permanent data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee:, inc.
    Inventors: Joel Ragnar Palmert, Zhenhua Xu
  • Patent number: 10983480
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes a measuring section that measures a predetermined measurement item, a display capable of displaying the result of the measurement performed by the measuring section, a battery that supplies electric power for driving the measuring section and the display, and a processor including an action controller that prevents switching to a display mode that causes the display to display the measurement result in a case where the remaining battery level of the battery is lower than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Masaki Ukawa, Yasuhiro Momose
  • Patent number: 10959001
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are disclosed. The electronic device includes a housing, microphone, wireless communication circuit, processor, memory, and stylus pen. The processor is configured to implement the method, including: when the stylus pen is located in the elongated hole, operate both the at least one first microphone and the second microphone to detect sound, and when the stylus pen is not located in the elongated hole, operate only the first microphone to detect sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gahee Kim, Myeongwan Gang, Jaeha Park, Jungyeol An, Gangyoul Kim, Juntai Kim, Dongmoon Ok, Hyunjong Roh, Hochul Hwang
  • Patent number: 10948976
    Abstract: A system may include a wearable dimensioned to be donned by a user of an artificial reality system. The system may also include an energy measuring device incorporated into the wearable. The energy measuring device may measure an electrical energy differential between a body of the user and a surface within an environment occupied by the user. The system may further include at least one processing device communicatively coupled to the energy measuring device. The processing device may detect, based at least in part on the electrical energy differential measured by the energy measuring device, an interaction between the user and the surface within the environment. In response to this detection, the processing device may generate an input command for the artificial reality system based at least in part on the interaction detected between the user and the surface. Various other systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Michael Whitmire, Wolf Kienzle, David R. Perek, Hrvoje Benko
  • Patent number: 10928781
    Abstract: A case including a case body, and an exterior member which is arranged on an outer periphery of the case body in a manner to be deformable in a circumferential direction and which is provided with a separation section for separating at least a part of the case body in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shouta Nagasawa, Junichi Sato
  • Patent number: 10915101
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods for operating an autonomous vehicle. A vehicle system may configure an alertness monitor to send an alert prompt to a cockpit output device in response to not detecting a user input for an input threshold time. The vehicle system may detect an alertness condition change based at least in part on vehicle data describing the vehicle. In response to detecting the alertness condition change, the vehicle system may modify an alertness system parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventor: Eyal Cohen
  • Patent number: 10896301
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring medication compliance to allow a doctor or medical care provider to determine whether a subject is ingesting a prescribed medication at the proper times. A medication container includes at least one medication-containing cell, with a cover overlaying the cell. The medication within the cell is accessed through the cover. The medication container also includes an electrical circuit having an RFID chip electrically coupled to an antenna. The RFID chip is associated with the cover, while the antenna is configured to communicate with an RFID reader to detect whether the cell has been accessed through the cover. The RFID chip may be uncoupled from the antenna or remain coupled to the antenna upon the cell being accessed through the cover, with the antenna thereafter transmitting a signal to an RFID reader to indicate that the cell has been accessed through the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Retail Information Services, LLC
    Inventor: Ian James Forster
  • Patent number: 10881585
    Abstract: A pill compliance device maintains a patient's pill supply and monitors the patient's access to pills contained in the device to memorialize the patient's compliance with his/her pill-taking regimen. The device has a housing, including an inner pill or capsule storage compartment and an electronics unit, a removable cover, a switch to detect removal of the cover and magnet away from the housing, and to detect a replacement of the cover and magnet to the housing, wherein activating the switch triggers a transition from an active state, to a dormant state, and vice versa. A transition from the dormant state to the active state, by replacing the cover to the housing generates a pill-taken signal. A microcontroller generates a compliance notification signal that is communicated wirelessly, to memorialize the apparent compliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Manan Shukla, Mayank Shukla
  • Patent number: 10884059
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the integrity of metrology systems are provided. A method according to one implementation includes the step of storing, with a computer having a system clock, an initialization time at which a device is connected to the computer. The method also includes receiving, with the computer, information obtained by the device and associating an electronic timestamp to the information. The electronic timestamp is based on the system clock when the computer receives the information obtained by the device. The method also includes counting clock cycles to determine an elapsed time from the initialization time to the time when the computer receives the information obtained by the device. Also, the method determines if the system clock has been altered by comparing the electronic timestamp to the sum of the initialization time and the elapsed time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: H. Sprague Ackley, Jeffrey Mark Hunt
  • Patent number: 10874901
    Abstract: Selecting the information displayed on a sports watch, the watch comprising an interface for receiving movement information from at least one sensor; a display; and at least two display modes, wherein at least one mode is a sport mode configured to display sport-specific data. The method according to the invention comprises detecting a sport event based on the movement information received from the at least one sensor; and selecting the sport mode according to the detected sport event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Suunto Oy
    Inventors: Michael Miettinen, Heikki Nieminen, Erik Lindman, Mikko Ahlström
  • Patent number: 10879597
    Abstract: A wearable device which is mountable on a wrist of a user includes a housing including a metal structure, a display positioned within the housing, wherein the display includes a metal layer positioned within the metal structure and spaced apart from the metal structure by a given gap, a printed circuit board (PCB) positioned within the housing and including a ground region, and a control circuit positioned on the PCB and configured to feed a first point of the metal structure. The metal layer is electrically connected with the ground region of the PCB at a second point spaced from the first point by a given angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo Suk Kang, Chae Up Yoo, In Young Lee, Jae Kwang Sim, Jeong Ho Ahn, Jin Woo Jung, Se Woong Kim, Jae Bong Chun
  • Patent number: 10866566
    Abstract: Embodiments of a watch can include a watch having an analog watch face, a first watch band portion, a second watch band portion and an analog watch face. The watch can include a digital clasp having a digital display and a circuit board associated with a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: WEARATEC LLC
    Inventor: Dilshan Thilina Modaragamage
  • Patent number: 10847010
    Abstract: The present invention discusses a system and method for defining an optimal wakeup time with an alarm, which method takes into consideration at least two persons. Sleep monitoring devices, such as health rings or bed sensors, measure parameters of the sleepers, and a server determines sleeping phases from the measurement results. In that regard, skin temperature, heart rate and amount of motion can be tracked with the ring. The analysis combines at least two persons and sets rules so that no-one is preferably woken from a deep sleep phase. The determined alarm time is a given time period before the final alarm deadline. An optimal alarm time is calculated in the server, and the alarm is triggered in a mobile device, through the wearable ring, or by another alarming device or means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Oura Health Oy
    Inventors: Harri Laakkonen, Hannu Kinnunen, Ashley Colley
  • Patent number: 10839953
    Abstract: A pill dispenser is disclosed that includes a pill-dispensing mechanism, a receptacle, an identifying camera positioned to capture an image of an area adjacent to the pill dispenser, and a processor in operative communication with the pill-dispensing mechanism and the identifying camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, James G. Turner, Erik N. Sabin, Gregg W. Rivinius, David E. Collins, Benjamin Zaslow, Jonathan Zobro, Alexander R. Therrien, Jared N. Farlow
  • Patent number: 10827795
    Abstract: Remote monitoring of a subject wearing a sports helmet is enabled. In one aspect, an example system includes a safety helmet and a sensor integrated with the helmet for continuously gathering head acceleration force data, the head acceleration force data associated with the head movements of a subject. The system can also include a wireless transceiver coupled to the sensor for transmitting the head acceleration force data and a mobile device for receiving the head acceleration force data from the wireless transceiver. The system can further include a database engine for displaying the head acceleration force data to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventor: Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 10828015
    Abstract: Embodiments of a vaginal temperature sensing apparatus, a visually sense-able battery power-on indicator (16), manufacturing with cure temperatures that protect a battery, substantially error-free, user-initiated device activation componentry (30) to start battery power, and a timer to automatically terminate flow of battery power. Data can by an automatic data transform recalculator (138) with body temperature dips in transformed and recalculated diurnal high body temperatures predict an ovulation event and provide an indication through a zenith based ovulation indicator (106). Systems can include neural network based artificial intelligence to automatically self-improve by using historical or even other, multi user data and user input and improve its indication result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Prima-Temp, Inc.
    Inventors: Wade Webster, Richard Pollack, Eric Harden, Calder Daenzer, James Frank Kasic, II
  • Patent number: 10831755
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus includes an arithmetic processing unit that executes a data aggregation step of aggregating N types (N?3) of sampling time series data to acquire M types (M?2 and N>M) of classification time series data, a classification step of classifying the M types of classification time series data into a plurality of clusters, and an appearance data generation step of generating time series appearance data for each cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Akira Ikeda, Ayae Sawado
  • Patent number: 10831160
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a receiver that receives a satellite signal; and a time corrector that corrects an internal time. The receiver acquires time synchronization information and satellite time information by receiving the satellite signal, detects update timing of seconds on the basis of the time synchronization information, and executes output processing of outputting a synchronization signal, which indicates output timing, and reception side time information including time difference information, which indicates a time difference between the update timing of seconds and the output timing, and time information of hours, minutes, and seconds based on the satellite time information, before next update timing of seconds. The time corrector corrects the internal time on the basis of the synchronization signal and the reception side time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Eiji Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 10829258
    Abstract: A compartmentalized container loading and management system for loading compartmentalized containers, such as blister cards. A single system may be utilized to hand-load many different types of blister cards having different numbers of wells arranged in different patterns. Systems of the types described herein may include a docking station, a container locator, and a controller. The docking station may include visible information locations which provide visible information proximate wells of a docked blister card to indicate the well which should be loaded. The visible information locations may be changed to match the number, arrangement and pattern of the wells. A container locator may locate the blister card with wells at known positions of the docking station so that visible information may be associated with each well. A controller may control the visible information locations to provide visible information matching the pattern of the wells of each blister card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Chudy Group, LLC
    Inventors: Duane S. Chudy, Michael Jehn
  • Patent number: 10821346
    Abstract: A user performing a water sport is appropriately supported. A wrist terminal includes an LCD and an output control unit. The output control unit measures a time from when a swell of a wave occurs or passes until the swell breaks. In addition, the output control unit causes the LCD to display time information of the measured time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Okada
  • Patent number: 10827320
    Abstract: In one aspect, a first device includes a processor, a wireless communication interface accessible to the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to receive data through the wireless communication interface from a second device different from the first device that indicates that the second device is not in physical contact with a person. The instructions are also executable to decline to transmit at Least first information to the second device based at least in part on the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Arnold S. Weksier, John Carl Mese, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10813842
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for monitoring a patient's medication adherence. In one example, an apparatus includes a set of contact pins to electrically engage a conductive trace circuit of a unit dose packaging and to generate a signal in response to a break in the conductive trace circuit, a processor comprising a plurality of analog channels to detect and record the signal, a cellular modem to send, via a data network to which the apparatus is connected, information about the signal to a medication adherence monitoring service, a housing containing the set of contact pins, the processor, and the cellular modem, wherein the housing is configured for removable insertion of the unit dose packaging, and a lock to reversibly lock the unit dose packaging in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Elmahdy, Shaoda Yu, Nadia Morris, Duane Michael Scott Johnson, Michael Osborne Isom, Steven Todd Barth
  • Patent number: 10809667
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a hybrid smartwatch that incorporates digital technology with an analog timepiece in a wristwatch form factor. A digital display layer of a non-emissive material is configured to present notices, data, content and other information. An analog display layer includes one or more hands of the timepiece, and overlies the digital display layer. The hands may be controlled by a processor through micro-stepper motors or other actuators. Physical motion of the hands provides expressivity, for instance via visual mechatronic effects. This may include buzzing, clapping, providing stylized visual features, hiding or minimizing information, and revealing information. The information presented on the digital display layer is presented concurrently with the hand movement, in a manner that complements the hand motion. This provides a rich, symbiotic dual-display layer arrangement that enhances the capabilities of the digital and analog display layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Alex Olwal
  • Patent number: 10802703
    Abstract: Methods for sharing user-configurable graphical constructs, e.g., for use with a portable multifunction device, are disclosed. The methods described herein allow for sharing user-configurable graphical constructs that contain independently configurable graphical elements and graphical assets. Further disclosed are non-transitory computer-readable storage media, systems, and devices configured to perform the methods described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eliza Block, Giovanni M. Agnoli, Aurelio Guzman, Kevin Lynch, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Paul W. Salzman, Vera Carr
  • Patent number: 10770782
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a circuit substrate on which circuit components are disposed; and an antenna that includes a first electrode and a second electrode which is opposite to a surface of the circuit substrate, on which the circuit components are disposed, and includes a projection portion protruding in a direction from the second electrode toward the circuit substrate, a top portion of the projection portion not overlapping with the circuit components in plan view along a thickness direction of the circuit substrate. In the antenna including the first electrode and the second electrode, even if a surface of the antenna has an unevenness shape, as an average of thicknesses of the antenna is thicker, sensitivity of the antenna is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Tadashi Aizawa, Seiji Osawa
  • Patent number: 10758804
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a light emitting pace rope positioned under water that shows where the swimmer should be to move at a selected pace. The LED rope includes a ribbon cable with ground, power and control wires. Equally space LEDs are attached to the ground and power wires along the cable. The cable and LEDs are received in a transparent plastic tube couplers are attached to the cable ends. The plastic tube is encased in transparent silicone. Ends of the LED rope are attached opposite pool end walls. A power supply is connected to a coupler. A micro-controller provided signals to the control wire which provides additional power to illuminate the LEDs one at a time at the selected pace. Additional LEDs are provided to continue the pace in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Jason Ugartechea, Ahmed Al-Abbas, Solomon Musonda, Kevin Jesse
  • Patent number: 10761486
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to devices that may be used to help young children stay in bed or their room until it is time to get up. The device may be configured as a clock. The clock may be programmable to have a duration of a nap time, or a time when the child is able to get up. A visual countdown timer may be provided with the device (e.g., on the clock face), which may include a graphical representation of the remaining fraction of time before “get up” time. The visual countdown timer may not include number indicia, but rather includes a graphic (e.g., ring extending about the perimeter of the clock face), which gradually diminishes as the predetermined “get up” time is approached. A reward drawer may also be provided, which automatically unlocks at the “get up” time, and provides the child with a prize.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Derek Ostler
  • Patent number: 10754303
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes a sensor, a dial plate, and a subdial. The sensor is configured to execute a measurement. The dial plate has hands that indicate a time. The subdial is disposed on the dial plate and has a subdial hand and a first region indicating that the measurement is being executed. The subdial hand points to the first region when the sensor executes the measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Iijima, Yasuhiro Momose, Takaya Masaki
  • Patent number: 10751568
    Abstract: A method of detecting and calculating height of a jump performed by an individual including detection of a reception subsequent to the jump is described. The detection includes a sub-step of detecting a pressure spike of amplitude greater than a first threshold amplitude, within pressure measurements provided by a pressure sensor embedded aboard a watch worn on the wrist of the individual. Also described is calculation of a height of the jump by differencing a starting altitude corresponding to a last stable pressure measured before the pressure spike and a finishing altitude corresponding to a first stable pressure measured after the pressure spike via the pressure sensor, a stable pressure being defined as a pressure whose variations do not exceed 0.1 hectopascals for at least 2 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Christophe Germiquet, Yvan Ferri, Michel Willemin
  • Patent number: 10736413
    Abstract: A workpiece, such as a brush head, having a replacement indicator is provided, which is suitable for use with a personal care appliance. In use, the replacement indicator can provide an indication to the user recommending that the brush head be replaced after a duration has elapsed. The brush head includes a window to view the progress of the duration for recommended replacement and an indication when the duration has elapsed. In some embodiments, the duration is commenced when the brush head is initially installed on the personal care appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Gerald Keith Brewer, Joel Timothy Aragon, Aaron David Poole, Robert E. Akridge
  • Patent number: 10729028
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining when a tablet has been removed from a blister pack are presented. A method includes measuring an electrical characteristic, such as electrical resistance or impedance, between at least two terminals that are in electrical communication with a lidding film included in the blister pack, wherein the removal of a tablet from the blister pack results in an opening in the lidding film, thereby giving rise to a finite change in the electrical characteristic. Another method determines the state of the blister pack using electrical resistance tomography or electrical impedance tomography.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: QuantaEd, LLC
    Inventor: Mehran Mehregany
  • Patent number: 10725743
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a random number from an IP network is provided. A first datagram is transmitted from a first system to a second system and back to the first system. A second datagram is transmitted from the first system to the second system and back to the first system. The time elapsed between transmission of the first datagram to the second system and receipt of the first datagram back at the first system is measured as a first elapsed time. The time elapsed between transmission of the second datagram to the second system and receipt of the second datagram back at the first system is measured as a second elapsed time. The difference between the first elapsed time and the second elapsed time provides a random value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: John Rankin
  • Patent number: 10725497
    Abstract: A clocking device includes a first clocking circuit that generates first clocking data in synchronization with a clock signal, a second clocking circuit that generates second clocking data which is updated in a cycle longer than a cycle in which the first clocking data is updated, an interface circuit that transmits the first clocking data to an external device, and receives a first correction value from the external device, and a storage circuit that stores the first correction value, in which the first clocking circuit sets the first correction value in the first clocking data so as to correct an update timing of the second clocking data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Kamiyama, Toshiya Usuda
  • Patent number: 10726799
    Abstract: A wearable device includes an electrophoretic panel and a processing circuit that performs a display process of the electrophoretic panel. The processing circuit performs a second display process different from a first display process performed in a first state when an activity state of a user is determined to transition from the first state to a second state different from the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Hidenori Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10699539
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to integrated systems, methods and apparatuses for assisting individuals in managing acute life-threatening conditions. A system in accordance with the current disclosure may comprise an electronic circuit configured to be attached to a container of a medication and one or more devices in communication with the electronic circuit in a private network. In an aspect, the one or more devices may work in concert to determine the safety level of an individual based on predetermined usage settings. In some aspects, the system may be configured to determine whether a medication would expire before its manufactured expiry date. In another aspect, the system may assist an individual in locating a medication. In a further aspect, the system may determine whether an individual is having an anaphylactic reaction. In some aspects, the system may detect a known allergen and alert the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ABOVE THE FOLD, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Herschkowitz, Abby Herzig, Joshua Kornberg, Seymour Fein, Deborah Adler, Eric Freitag, Robert R. Pascazio, Matthew Chin, Gareth Brown, Stephen Kaes, Troy Yoshimoto, Ritik Dholakia, Mike Klodginski, Khoi Uong, Erin Woo, Pepin Gelardi, Theodore Ullrich
  • Patent number: 10694337
    Abstract: Some examples include determining, by one or more processors, that both a first electronic device and a second electronic device are to be accessible at least in part during an event. Further, the one or more processors may determine user data stored on the first electronic device, the second electronic device, and a network storage. In addition, the one or more processors may determine, based at least in part on the user data stored on, or to be stored on, the second electronic device prior to the event, user data to download to the first electronic device from the network storage prior to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael A. Chan, Justin Quan, Matthew Blake Engel, Christopher David Nesladek, Jeffrey Scott Croyle
  • Patent number: 10656601
    Abstract: A smart watch, which simultaneously provides the two functions of a physical watch and a mobile terminal, and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The present invention provides a smart watch and a method for controlling the smart watch, the smart watch comprising; a case; at least one hand for displaying current time, the at least one hand being arranged to be adjacent to the inner periphery of the case; a movement for moving the hand along the inner periphery of the case, the movement being located inside the case; and a display unit configured to display various types of information, the display unit being located in the case, wherein the hand and a screen of the display unit are simultaneously shown to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hangbeum Cho, Joohyun Yu
  • Patent number: 10632394
    Abstract: A timepiece illusion device is formed to appear as an ordinary analog watch or timepiece with hour and minute hands. A software application (Illusion App) is provided that can be loaded onto a smartphone or other device. The Illusion App allows a user to provide inputs into the smartphone, which are transmitted (e.g., as time commands, etc.) from the smartphone to the timepiece illusion device. The timepiece illusion device then moves the hour and minute hands per the time command or otherwise performs the relevant operation per the input from the smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NOBODY KNOWS LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Mitchell, Rory Adams
  • Patent number: 10634910
    Abstract: An apparatus to provide reflection and information includes a mirror, which has a front side and a backside and further includes a glass layer. The glass layer has an area and a first reflectivity. A reflective layer is adhered to the backside of the mirror and a protective layer is adhered to the reflective layer. The reflective layer further includes a vanishing viewing window. Within the vanishing viewing window at least a part of the protective layer is removed from the to provide a second reflectivity for the vanishing viewing window, such that the first reflectivity is greater than the second reflectivity. The apparatus includes a data display. The data display is positioned behind the vanishing viewing window, such that when a user views the front side, the user sees a reflection in the mirror when the data display is in an off state and when the data display is in an on state the user sees a reflection in the mirror and data in the vanishing viewing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., Michael Martin Uhl, James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Robert Larry Zerr