Combined With Disparate Device Patents (Class 368/10)
  • Patent number: 11604661
    Abstract: A system for determining relevant information based on user interactions may include a processor configured to receive application data from one or more applications, the application data including features related to user activity from the one or more applications, the one or more application including applications local to the device that are stored in the memory and applications external to the device. The processor may be further configured to provide, using a machine learning (ML) model, a relevance score for each of one or more user interface (UI) elements based on each of the features. The processor may be further configured to sort one or more UI elements based on a ranking of the relevance scores. The processor may be further configured to provide, as output, the one or more UI elements based at least in part on the ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni M. Agnoli, Matthew J. Sundstrom, Conrad B. Kramer, Kyle T. Howarth, William C. MacCartney, Joshua R. Ford, Paul W. Salzman, Ari R. Weinstein, Roozbeh Mahdavian, Joshua C. Weinberg, Jared K. McGann
  • Patent number: 11596579
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for holding a container comprising of a carriage and timing mechanism. The apparatus is comprised of a lever with at least two positions relative to the carriage, a timer, and a timer reset mechanism such that when the lever is in the first position, the timer will start counting time. When the lever is moved to the second position, the timer reset mechanism will modify the timer such as by resetting the amount of time that has been counted. The user thus knows how much time has passed since the user last changed the position of the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventor: Amir Akbar Sadigh Behzadi
  • Patent number: 11594128
    Abstract: A system for communicating information indicative of driving conditions, to a driver, using a smart ring are disclosed. An exemplary system includes a smart ring with a ring band having a plurality of surfaces including an inner surface, an outer surface, a first side surface, and a second side surface. The system further includes a processor, configured to obtain data from a communication module within the ring band, or from one or more sensors disposed within the ring band. The obtained data is representative of information indicative of one or more driving conditions to be communicated to the driver. The smart ring also includes a haptic module disposed at least partially within the ring band, and the module being configured to communicate information indicative of the one or more driving conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: BlueOwl, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Jason Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11587550
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for outputting information are provided. The method includes acquiring voice information received within a preset time period before a device is awakened, where the device is provided with a wake-up model for outputting preset response information when a preset wake-up word is received; performing speech recognition on the voice information to obtain a recognition result; extracting feature information of the voice information in response to determining that the recognition result does not include a preset wake-up word; generating a counterexample training sample according to the feature information; and training the wake-up model using a counter-example training sample, and outputting the trained wake-up model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Apollo Intelligent Connectivity (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nengjun Ouyang, Ke Zhao, Rong Liu
  • Patent number: 11569572
    Abstract: A wrist-worn electronic device comprises a housing, a display, a bezel, and a location determining antenna. The housing includes an internal cavity, a bottom wall configured to contact a wearer's wrist, and a side wall defining a portion of the internal cavity and including an upper surface. The display is aligned with the internal cavity and configured to display information. The bezel surrounds the display and is coupled to the housing. The bezel includes a lower surface incorporating a channel positioned around the upper surface of the side wall. The location determining antenna is configured to receive global navigation satellite system wireless signals and is positioned within the channel of the bezel above the upper surface of the side wall. The location determining antenna includes a planar portion oriented in parallel with a plane of the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Anup N. Kulkarni, Jeremiah H. Estes, Jason D. George
  • Patent number: 11495340
    Abstract: A medication vending device is provided with at least three distinct vending modes. A first vending mode causes the device to output a prompt at the respective dose time. The prompt communicates to the patient that a dose of medication should be vended from the device by the patient and immediately consumed. A second vending mode causes the device to automatically vend a dose of medication at the respective dose time without requiring any action by the patient. A third vending mode causes the device to immediately vend a dose of medication without requiring any action by the patient. The third vending mode allows for selection of a daily dose time from the plurality of daily dose times, and selection of one or more future dates, so as to cause immediate vending of the medication doses for the selected daily dose time for the selected one or more future dates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: MEDHERENT, LLC
    Inventors: Joel F. Feldman, Yeardley W. Green, Jeffrey C. Sweeter
  • Patent number: 11464706
    Abstract: A drug delivery system includes a drug delivery device that delivers medicament to a user and a storage container having a container body that defines at least one storage compartment. The storage container includes a controller, at least one temperature sensor associated with the at least one storage compartment, at least one temperature control device associated with the at least one storage compartment, and at least one retention mechanism coupled to the storage container. In response to a user input, the controller is adapted to activate the at least one temperature control device to adjust the temperature in the at least one storage compartment to an administration temperature and transmit a signal to the at least one retention mechanism to release the drug delivery device from the at least one storage compartment after the temperature in the at least one storage compartment reaches the administration temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventor: Sheldon B. Moberg
  • Patent number: 11460815
    Abstract: A battery-operated wristwatch includes a watch case, two strap parts and a clasp, wherein a battery housing including a battery is integrated in the clasp. One of the strap parts includes power transmission wires. The battery housing is coupled to the power transmission strap part by a first coupling that allows the transmission of a power signal. Likewise, the power transmission strap part is coupled to the watch case by a second coupling that allows the transmission of the power signal from the battery to the watch case. Particular embodiments are related to a watch provided with a deployable clasp comprising clasp portions which can be folded together, and wherein the battery housing is attached to one of the clasp portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Renata AG
    Inventors: Remo Frey, Pascal Haering
  • Patent number: 11439216
    Abstract: A shaving system including a dispenser having a plurality of slots, a first of which is configured to releasably receive a cartridge having at least one razor blade. An electrical circuit associated with the first slot including first and second electrically conductive elements, which are spaced apart from one another to form a gap therebetween. The electrical circuit is configured to switch between an open configuration in which the gap is unbridged and a closed configuration in which an electrically conductive material spans the gap, electrically connecting the first and second electrically conductive elements. The system is configured to detect removal of a first cartridge from the first slot based on whether the electrical circuit is in the open or the closed configuration. The system is configured to generate a signal when removal of the first cartridge is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: BIC Violex Single Member S.A.
    Inventors: Alexandra Antonakou, Panagiotis Moustakas, Georgia Tsoukleri
  • Patent number: 11442410
    Abstract: A rotating-bezel system intended to be mounted for rotation on a watch-case middle inside which a horological movement is housed, including a ceramic rotating bezel, an annular ring intended to cooperate with an element angularly secured to the middle, and an annular joint for connection between the rotating bezel and the annular ring, the annular ring being placed in the rotating bezel. According to the invention, the system further includes at least one element for locking the annular ring on the rotating bezel, and at least one element being configured to lock any relative rotation between the annular ring and the bezel and to thus angularly secure the assembly formed by the ring and the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Comadur SA
    Inventor: Emmanuel Jacquot
  • Patent number: 11429140
    Abstract: A real time clock device for a vehicle may include: a register set provided with a first register, in which second time information is stored, and configured to store Real Time Clock (RTC) data including the time or date; and a data compensation circuit to block an input of a 1 second (1 s) tick to the first register and compensate for a delay time according to the block of the input of the 1 s tick to the first register by an RTC lock signal during a process of transmitting the RTC data to an external device or receiving setting data for the RTC data from the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong On Jang, Young Suk Kim, Hyung Min Park, Ji Haeng Lee, Doo Jin Jang, Won Hee Jo
  • Patent number: 11426108
    Abstract: A device for communicating a driving ability level of a user, the device comprising at least a processor, a memory and a wireless transceiver. The device is configured to: receive a communication from a medical device, wherein the communication comprises information relating to a condition of the medical device; and send a communication to a vehicle. The information relating to a condition of the medical device is processed in order to determine a driving ability level of the user by the assignment of a category selected from a group comprising a first category and a second category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Sanofi
    Inventor: Michael Helmer
  • Patent number: 11430550
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an information provider for providing information on perceived health status of a patient, comprising a body, a data carrier containing data regarding at least one health status attached to said body. The invention is characterised in that said data carrier is designed to provide said data regarding at least one health status to a reader configured to read said data carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SHL MEDICAL AG
    Inventor: Stefan Gylleby
  • Patent number: 11385601
    Abstract: A wrist-wearable device comprises a module connector for enabling the connection of modules while the wrist-wearable device remains actively worn by a user. Several connectors can be devised following a similar set of rules that provide mechanical, electrical and possibly sealing connectivity between a wrist-wearable device and a module while still being operable with one hand by their users. Locking features and mechanisms and corresponding non-trivial, yet one-hand operable unlocking mechanisms for module release can be used to secure modules against wrist-wearable devices. Such a connector system as applied to a watch enables watch functionality to be extended and/or enhanced without requiring replacement of the watch itself while still offering users an effective user experience that enables them to connect and disconnect modules throughout the day without having to take their watch off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Karim Jean Yaghmour
  • Patent number: 11367516
    Abstract: An automated medication dispensing system provides for triggering a medication administration message when an inferred event is detected for which a medication administration message is to be sent. The event might be the start, the beginning, or an anticipation of a start, of an eating event, detected by an event detection module from gestures of a user from a set of sensor readings. The message can be a signal to medication dispensing apparatus, and/or a reminder message to the user, an ancillary message to a caregiver, health professional, or others. The medication administration message might comprise a signal to an input of an insulin management system or an input of a meal-aware artificial pancreas. The events might also include a drinking event, a smoking event, a personal hygiene event, and/or a medication related event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Katelijn Vleugels
  • Patent number: 11363986
    Abstract: An automated medication dosing and dispensing system includes sensors to detect physical movement of a user; storage media with program instructions; and a processor. The program instructions cause the processor to: detect, based on analysis of sensor readings obtained from the sensors, occurrences of gesture-based physical behavior events; store historical event information corresponding to the detected occurrences; process the stored historical event information to predict a future occurrence of a physical behavior event of interest; and adjust medication dosage and/or medication dispensing parameters in response to the predicted future occurrence of the physical behavior event of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Katelijn Vleugels
  • Patent number: 11367517
    Abstract: An automated medication dosing and dispensing system includes: gesture sensors to detect physical movement of a user; computer-readable storage media with program code instructions; and at least one processor. The instructions are configurable to cause the at least one processor to perform a method that involves: detecting, based on analysis of gesture sensor readings obtained from the gesture sensors, an occurrence of a gesture-based physical behavior event; calculating an initial confidence level for the detected occurrence of the gesture-based physical behavior event; deriving a final confidence level, for the detected occurrence of the gesture-based physical behavior event, from the initial confidence level and from external information obtained from at least one source of data that is distinct from the gesture sensors; and adjusting medication dosage and/or medication dispensing parameters in response to the detected occurrence of the gesture-based physical behavior event and the final confidence level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Katelijn Vleugels
  • Patent number: 11349191
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for ring-shaped devices with combined battery and antenna. In one embodiment, an example device may include an inner shell, and an outer shell coupled to the inner shell, where the outer shell and inner shell together form a first side portion, a second side portion, and a lower portion of the ring-shaped device. The device may include an antenna element coupled to the outer shell and the inner shell, where the antenna element forms an upper portion of the ring-shaped device, a battery disposed adjacent to the antenna element, and a flexible printed circuit assembly disposed along the first side portion, wherein the flexible printed circuit assembly is coupled to the antenna element and the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Adrian Napoles, Ulf Jan-Ove Mattsson, Sarah Graber
  • Patent number: 11338191
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, systems, and methods for officiating, spectating, and scorekeeping for flag football games using one or more wirelessly interconnected electronic devices. In some embodiments, a plurality of graphical user interfaces are provided on a mobile electronic device, the interfaces allowing game officials to create games that are visible to spectators, players, coaches, and statisticians/scorekeepers on a shared geographic map. After spectators, players, coaches, and/or statisticians/scorekeepers join a game, an official inputs information regarding timing and scorekeeping of the game to an interface of a mobile device carried by the official, and the inputted information is broadcasted from the official's device to mobile devices of spectators, players, and coaches, where it is displayed in real-time on graphical user interfaces of the receiving devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: AFFL Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lewis
  • Patent number: 11337896
    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: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Elmahdy, Shaoda Yu, Nadia Morris, Duane Michael Scott Johnson, Michael Osborne Isom, Steven Todd Barth
  • Patent number: 11327446
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method of configuring a watch screen and a wearable electronic device implementing the same, which displays various pieces of information provided by an application, in an icon form, to enable a user to easily identify the information. A method of configuring a watch screen, the method comprising selecting one of a plurality of predetermined watch screens, thereby resulting in a selected watch screen; determining at least one icon of a plurality of predetermined icons as components of the selected watch screen; and displaying the selected watch screen, wherein the selected watch screen includes the at least one icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hankyung Jo, Yusic Kim, Eunjoo Kim, Jungah Seung
  • Patent number: 11301652
    Abstract: An example dynamic packaging display includes a plurality of indicator lights, a temperature sensor, an internal clock, a processor, and a power source. The processor is communicatively coupled to the plurality of indicator lights, the temperature sensor, and the internal clock. The processor is to activate one of the plurality of indicator lights in response to an expiration of a period of time tracked by the internal clock or a temperature that is measured by the temperature sensor exceeding a temperature threshold. The power source is to provide power to the plurality of indicator lights, the temperature sensor, the internal clock, and the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Chopra, Nan-Xing Hu, Gregory McGuire, Ethan Shen
  • Patent number: 11298295
    Abstract: A system and a method for medication adherence management with which a medicament container is held by a holding apparatus, a detector device wirelessly recognizes an opening and closing activity of the medicament container, and a data processing device or control device reads and processes data of the detector device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Holger Bartos
  • Patent number: 11300927
    Abstract: A display mechanism a wheel carrying, constrained to rotate with it, a first wheel and a snail-shaped cam, the mechanism having an active first state in which the first wheel is driven in rotation by a driving wheel and a zero reset second state in which it is no longer driven to allow it to return to a predefined position, associated with a predefined position of the display member, the display mechanism further including a feeler-spindle adapted to cooperate with the perimeter of the cam, the feeler-spindle and the perimeter of the cam being adapted and sized so that the feeler-spindle exerts on the cam, in the second state, a return force having a non-radial component adapted to return the first wheel to its predefined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: NOGERAH SA
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, Laurent Wiederrecht, Maximilien Di Blasi, Guy Dubois-Ferrière
  • Patent number: 11303376
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a program that causes a computer to execute a time synchronization process between a master device and a slave device, the process includes calculating a clock deviation between the master device and the slave device based on a plurality of pieces of time information in each of the master device and the slave device, dividing a difference in the clock deviation, and incorporating each of the divided differences into the time information of the slave device to correct the clock deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Shiryu Oe, Tsutomu Noguchi, Haruhisa Fukano, Akihiro Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 11287779
    Abstract: Wearable electronic devices, such as watches, can be part of a modular system that provides a variety of different components and functions to achieve the results that are desired by a user. The modular configurations allow a user to easily customize a watch with one or more functional modules to provide features that integrate with other operations of the body of the watch. The functional modules can be easily exchanged with each other to provide different components and functions at different times. Accordingly, a watch body need not include permanent components that provide every function that will later be desired by the user. Instead, the watch can have expanded and customizable capabilities by the use of one or more functional modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Maegan K. Spencer, Sherry Tang, Morgan T. McClure
  • Patent number: 11279499
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an indicating marker and method of use for removably attaching the indicating marker to a structure comprising an opening. The indicating marker comprises a cover device configured to removably seal the opening of the structure. At least one light is attached to the cover device. A power source is electrically connectable to the at least one light to emit a visible light from the at least light and illuminate the cover device. Alternatively, a wireless signal emitter is attached to the cover device and is configured to receive a signal from a wireless signal receiver separate from the structure and transmit a wireless response signal to the wireless signal receiver. In one example, both a light and a wireless signal emitter are attached to the cover device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James F. Miller
  • Patent number: 11271304
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device includes a front plate, a rear plate facing away from the front plate, and a side member surrounding the space between the front plate and the rear plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Chaeup Yoo, Woosuk Kang, Youngjae Ko, Sewoong Kim, Sangbong Sung, Sanggon Shin, Inyoung Lee, Jinwoo Jung, Suk Hyun
  • Patent number: 11237526
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a parasitic antenna which is a metal member used as a windshield fixing frame of a wristwatch type electronic device, and a feed antenna which is a conductor. The parasitic antenna has an annular shape, and is disposed close to the feed antenna, and is electromagnetically or capacitively coupled with the feed antenna, and acts as a parasitic antenna to which power is fed from the feed antenna in a non-contact manner, and thereby the feed antenna and the parasitic antenna act in cooperation with each other as a circular polarized antenna for receiving radar waves which are circularly polarized waves having a predetermined wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazunori Kita, Hiroshi Katsuda, Hiroaki Otsubo
  • Patent number: 11237522
    Abstract: A clock comprises a dial comprising two or more positions. Each position has an associated time value and the associated time values of the two or more positions increase in a first clock direction around the dial. An indicator provided in combination with the dial indicates a position on the dial with respect to the two or more markings that represents a time. An actuator provides a motive force to move the indicator from one position to another position on the dial under the control of a controller so that the indicator transitions from a first time to a later second time by moving the indicator in a second clock direction opposite the first clock direction around the dial. The clock can comprise one or more indicators, actuators, and sensors for sensing the position of each indicator. Indicators can be clock hands, for example minute, hour, or second hands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: Joseph Nick Carr
  • Patent number: 11232339
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a handheld electronic device capable of magnetic field communication. The handheld electronic device includes: a first cover, a second cover, a memory, a display, a processor, first and second antennas, and at least one sensor. The memory stores instructions that enable the processor to: store payment information in the memory; display at least one image or text related to the payment information on the display, in response to at least part of a user input; determine whether a payment process starts by using the electronic device; and transmit, according to the determination as to whether a payment process starts, a first signal related to the payment information via the first antenna, and allow an external device to read the payment information via the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woosup Lee, Mooyoung Kim, Jungsik Park, Seongmin Kim, Younju Kim, Hyeongtae Kim, Donghun Park, Jaewoong Jeon
  • Patent number: 11226594
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece has an antenna having a first conductor element connected to a feed, a second conductor element superimposed with the first conductor element in plan view, and a shorting element shorting the first and second conductor elements; a solar panel; a circuit board electrically connected to the feed; a connector electrically connecting the solar panel and the circuit board; and a case having a side wall and housing the antenna, solar panel, circuit board, feed, and connector. A through-hole through which a pivot passes is disposed to the antenna at a position different from the shorting element. The connector is disposed in plan view to a third area excluding from a first area surrounded by the side wall a second area defined by a line indicating a position one-third the distance from the center of the first or second conductor element to an outside circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Hironobu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11209777
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes: a main unit having a reporting unit that reports information to a user; a crown that can be pulled out from and pushed back into a main unit by the user; a sensor that detects a state of the electronic timepiece; and a processor, wherein the processor detects a state of the crown and the state detected by the sensor and switches between a plurality of modes in accordance with the state of the crown, and wherein upon detecting that the crown has been pulled out or pushed back in, the processor causes the electronic timepiece to operate in a state reporting mode in which the reporting unit reports the state detected by the sensor to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mototaka Minakuchi, Chiharu Shiratori
  • Patent number: 11209957
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to cycle tracking. A notification for a respective recurrence of the recurring event is displayed. Representations of days are displayed with affordances for initiating processes for recording information corresponding to various days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Allison Dryer, Gracee Agrawal, Roxanne B. Brittain, Vera Carr, Dmitri Cavander, Christine Lynette Curry, Christine Eun, Charmian Bondoc Naguit, Shunan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11194298
    Abstract: An electronic watch may include a housing defining a side wall having a through-hole and a crown assembly including an actuation member. The actuation member may include a crown shaft extending through the through-hole and having an exterior portion defining an input surface and a crown ring coupled to the exterior portion of the crown shaft and electrically isolated from the crown shaft. The crown assembly may further include an optical encoder component attached to the actuation member and defining a group of optical features. The electronic watch may further include an optical detector configured to detect rotation of the crown assembly by detecting motion of the group of optical features and an electrocardiograph sensor comprising a sensing component. The sensing component may be conductively coupled to the actuation member via a conductive path at least partially defined by the crown shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Steven C. Roach, Sameer Pandya, Erik G. de Jong, Erik L. Wang, Peter J. Kardassakis, Steven P. Cardinali
  • Patent number: 11179602
    Abstract: A method for training athletes is disclosed. The method comprises: calculating an athletic signature for an athlete comprising normalized values for the concentric net vertical impulse (CON-IMP), the average eccentric rate of force development (ECC-RFD), and the average vertical concentric force (CON-VF) for the athlete; analyzing the athletic signature; and assigning at least one training block to the athlete based on the analysis of the athletic signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Phillip Patrick Wagner
  • Patent number: 11178026
    Abstract: A monitoring system performs monitoring using a monitoring device connected to a facility to be monitored through the Internet via communication, wherein the facility is provided with a facility body and a data processing unit configured to process acquired data acquired from the facility body, the data processing unit includes: a low-density data acquisition unit configured to acquire low-density data, a high-density data acquisition unit configured to acquire high-density data having a larger data amount per unit time than the low-density data; a data conversion unit configured to convert the high-density data into feature quantity data which is reduced in density of the high-density data; and a transmission unit configured to transmit monitoring data including the low-density data and the feature quantity data, and the monitoring device configured to perform monitoring on the basis of the monitoring data transmitted from the transmission unit in the data processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takeda, Yusuke Yamashina
  • Patent number: 11157436
    Abstract: A wearable computing device includes a device body, a band coupled to the device body, and one or more sensors. The device body includes one or more processors, a memory, and a touch-sensitive display. The processors are operable to authenticate, using the one or more sensors, a user of the device, and communicate with one or more target devices in response to successful authentication of the user. The processors can also authenticate the target devices, and control the target devices in response to successful authentication of the target devices. The sensors may include a camera, and to authenticate the user of the device, the processors may send a request to one or more remote devices requesting display of a pairing visual, receive an image from the camera, determine whether the image comprises valid pairing information, and if so, establish a pairing between the device and the remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Pranav Mistry, Sajid Sadi
  • Patent number: 11129770
    Abstract: A modular smart packaging case comprising reversibly attachable electronics and detection modules is disclosed. The detection module includes a sensor array for monitoring the state of a blister pack containing a plurality of product units. The electronics module contains the high-value electronics required to read the sensors of the array, process the sensor output, and enable communications to and from the case. The electronics module and detection module are operatively coupled via a universal interface that enables the same electronics module to operate with a plurality of detection modules of different configurations. In some embodiments, the electronics module operatively couples with multiple detection modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: QuantaEd, LLC
    Inventors: Donald Murray Learmonth, Shi-Ze Liu, Mehran Mehregany, Oliver Ian Yates, James Albert Walker
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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