Combined With Disparate Device Patents (Class 368/10)
  • 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
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadashi Aizawa, Seiji Osawa
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidenori Nakamura
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    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
    Assignee: ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC
    Inventors: James V. Mischel, Jr., Michael Martin Uhl, James Vernon Mischel, Sr., Robert Larry Zerr
  • Patent number: 10617605
    Abstract: Arrangements are provided for “smart” functionality such as for tracking medication use to determine adherence, without requiring smart containers therefor. A bin is provided for receiving used/empty containers, packaging, or other discarded material incidental to the use of the medication. Sensors generate signals when the material is deposited within the bin, and a processor determines whether those signals correspond with the incidental material of interest. The processor also may identify when signals correspond with other, spurious material deposited in the bin. Responsive to a positive correspondence, a contextual event such as deposition of a used vial is stored, displayed, communicated, and/or otherwise registered. Contextual events, times therefor, lack of same, etc. are considered to provide authenticated determinations of adherence to a medication regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: KALI CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Sina Fateh, Philippe Cailloux, Navid Nick Afsarifard, Abhijit Kalamkar, Michael Lamberty
  • Patent number: 10620587
    Abstract: A band-type electronic device and a method for configuration of a flexible circuit board in a band-type electronic device are disclosed. The band-type electronic device includes a plurality of segments connected with each other in a band-like shape, a plurality of electronic components arranged in the plurality of segments, and a flexible circuit board connected to the plurality of electronic components arranged in the plurality of segments, wherein the flexible circuit board is partly deformed into a meandering shape in at least one of the plurality of segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Teppei Tsushima
  • Patent number: 10623112
    Abstract: The invention provides a body area network. A first coil is configured to be worn on a body portion of a human, and the first coil is configured and positioned to use a body leveraged magnetic field. A transmitter drives the first coil to generate a magnetic body field through the first magnetic coil at a frequency selected such that the body leveraged magnetic field simultaneously includes near-field and far-field components and the far-field components are enhanced by a high dielectric constant of bodily tissue. A second coil couples to the signal transmitted via the first coil, and the second coil is configured and positioned to receive both of the near- and far-field components. A receiver receives the signal from the second coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jiwoong Park, Patrick Mercier
  • Patent number: 10594021
    Abstract: A module including a circuit board, a conductive displacement section which is arranged along an outer periphery of the circuit board and displaced in response to a switching operation, and an antenna which is arranged on the circuit board along the outer periphery of the circuit board with one end oriented toward a direction of 3 o'clock or 9 o'clock and the other end oriented toward a direction of 6 o'clock or 12 o'clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadashi Sakurasawa
  • Patent number: 10580284
    Abstract: A notification system includes a database network, the database network configured to store a medication schedule of a patient; a voice translation service in communication with the database network; and a notification device comprising a processor configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one of database network and the voice translation service, the processor contained in a housing, the housing configured for attachment to the patient, a portion of the housing comprising a display panel; and a memory in communication with the processor, wherein the memory stores executable instructions for causing the processor to provide a visual reminder, at the display panel, of a medication event in the patient's medication schedule, transmit to the voice translation service a voice signal corresponding to an utterance of the patient; and receive from the voice translation service a verbal response to the utterance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Elements of Genius, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan E. Ramaci
  • Patent number: 10574854
    Abstract: A printer for use in an image forming system including a local area network (LAN) interface for communicating with a server, a printer engine, and an operation unit includes a control unit including a central processing unit (CPU) and a memory such as a random access memory (RAM), and the control unit is capable of performing processing to store a server printing setting flag and notification processing to perform notification to prompt a user to give a setting instruction if an internal time is detected to be initialized and the server printing setting flag is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kensuke Kawajiri
  • Patent number: 10573858
    Abstract: A wearable battery storage apparatus including a removable and replaceable battery cartridge are described herein. The wearable battery storage apparatus includes a battery storage component and a band coupled to the battery storage component. The battery storage component includes a storage portion defining a chamber, and a lid coupled to the storage portion. The battery storage component includes the cartridge removably retained in the chamber. The cartridge defines a plurality of slots therein, each of the plurality of slots sized to receive and retain a battery therein. The lid is configured to selectively transition the battery storage component between an open configuration and a closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Ron Burdon
  • Patent number: 10564044
    Abstract: Embodiments include a thermometer for measuring a temperature of a living being, including inside a cavity or on an external surface of the living being. The thermometer includes a temperature sensing probe coupled to the proximal end of the housing, a power source, light source, and processor. The light source can be configured to illuminate a portion of the housing near the temperature sensing probe. In some embodiments, the light source is configured to emit light in a plurality of colors. At least one of the plurality of colors may be indicative of a pre-measurement state. Some of the plurality of colors can be indicative of a specific temperature range. In some embodiments, the processor is operatively coupled to the power source, the temperature sensing probe, and the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: D-M-S Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Bradley
  • Patent number: 10555869
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for assisting a helper (8) in the performance of chest compressions for the immediate resuscitation of a person (1) affected by a circulatory arrest, wherein the helper (8) may be an untrained novice helper, in particular. In order to identify the circulatory condition of the person (1) and impart assistive first measures, a position sensor (4) connected to a support of similar design to a sticking plaster (5) is arranged on the sternum (2) of the person (1) by means of adhesion at an appropriate position. The position sensor (4), which is in the form of an acceleration sensor, is additionally connected to a mobile terminal (6) wirelessly or by wire. This terminal (6) is in the form of a smartphone, the smartphone being equipped with an appropriate application program (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Michael Müller, Matthias Roth, Per Schorling
  • Patent number: 10558878
    Abstract: A system for organizing materials is disclosed. The system has a material organization module, comprising computer-executable code stored in non-volatile memory, a processor, an object recognition imaging device, and a user interface. The material organization module, the processor, the object recognition imaging device, and the user interface are configured to use the object recognition imaging device to determine spatial data and image data, use the image data to display an actual image of a container including a plurality of compartments on the user interface, and display one or more computer-generated edible material images that are superimposed, based on the spatial data, on at least one of the plurality of compartments of the actual image of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Timothy R. Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 10503388
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to manipulating a user interface on a wearable electronic device using a mechanical crown. In some examples, the user interface can be scrolled or scaled in response to a rotation of the crown. The direction of the scrolling or scaling and the amount of scrolling or scaling can depend on the direction and amount of rotation of the crown, respectively. In some examples, the amount of scrolling or scaling can be proportional to the change in rotation angle of the crown. In other examples, a speed of scrolling or a speed of scaling can depend on a speed of angular rotation of the crown. In these examples, a greater speed of rotation can cause a greater speed of scrolling or scaling to be performed on the displayed view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen O. Lemay, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch
  • Patent number: 10490784
    Abstract: A wearable battery storage apparatus and a system including the same are described herein. The wearable battery storage apparatus includes a battery storage component and a band coupled to the battery storage component. The battery storage component includes a storage portion defining a chamber, and a lid coupled to the storage portion. The storage portion includes an insert retained in the chamber, the insert defining a plurality of slots therein, each of the plurality of slots sized to receive and retain a battery therein. The lid is configured to selectively transition the battery storage component between an open configuration and a closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Ron Burdon
  • Patent number: 10485487
    Abstract: An information processing device determines a short term length and a long term length so that a timing(s) at which a short-term moving average of a plurality of days of body temperatures measured during past menstrual cycles falls below a long-term moving average of the body temperatures coincides with a menstrual date. The information processing device identifies the timing at which a short-term moving average calculated with the determined short term length exceeds a long-term moving average calculated with the determined long term length, of body temperatures measured during a target menstrual cycle. Based on the identified timing, the information processing device predicts the next menstrual date or estimates the arrival of an ovulation date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Robin Marcel Edwin Swezey
  • Patent number: 10478119
    Abstract: There is provided a method for oral drug dosage medicament regime adherence monitoring comprising creating an oral drug dosage medicament regime for a patient, the medicament regime having a plurality of medicament intervals for the oral consumption of a plurality of oral drugs, loading the plurality of oral drugs into a cartridge of an oral drug dispensing device, providing a patient wearable vital sign monitoring device for being worn by the patient and associating the patient wearable vital sign monitoring device and the oral drug dispensing device with a patient profile, the patient profile being further associated with the oral drug dosage medicament regime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Othman Abdulrahim Radi Alhanbali
  • Patent number: 10481560
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method of measuring at least one time or an elapsed period of a competitor in a sports competition via a transponder module which is personal to the competitor and accompanies the competitor throughout the competition in a measuring system. The personalized transponder module is activated at the start of the competition or in intermediate positions or at the finish line of the competition (6). Detection of at least one variation in motion or vibration level is effected by a motion sensor (11) integrated in the transponder module. The transponder module transmits data related to the detection effected by the motion sensor on the competition route or in intermediate positions or at the finish line of the competition, to a decoder unit (4) of the measuring system to check a time or elapsed period related to the detection of the competitor's motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SWISS TIMING LTD
    Inventors: Martin Bisig, Andre Zanetta
  • Patent number: 10477319
    Abstract: A wearing state detection method for a wearable device and a device. The detection method comprises: providing in the wearable device a sensor in an area capable of contacting the skin of a user, wherein the sensor outputs different measurement values when the user wears or takes off the wearable device; acquiring a base value indicating whether the wearable device is being worn; after wearing detection has been started up, collecting measurement values from the sensor at a preset sampling frequency; judging whether the wearable device is currently in a wearing state according to the measurement values and the base value; and controlling the wearable device to turn off a corresponding function that is running when the wearable device is in a non-wearing state. The method and the device can reduce the power consumption and simplify user operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Goertek, Inc.
    Inventors: Shasha Lou, Na Li, Bo Li
  • Patent number: 10475608
    Abstract: A slidable magnetic switch for controlling the electronic functions of an appliance on the Jewish Sabbath is disclosed herein. A housing with an integrated magnetic slider is permanently attached to the appliance surface directly adjacent to and above its embedded magnetic sensor, whereupon the magnetic force of the extended slider opens the sensor's electrical circuit and disables various auxiliary electronic functions whose operation is prohibited on the Sabbath. The slider is pushed back inside the housing after the Sabbath ends, allowing the sensor's electrical circuit to return to its regularly closed position, enabling the appliance's electronic functions for normal weekday operation. A timer alarm switch mounted within the housing provides an audible reminder to manually activate the magnetic switch each week before the Sabbath begins, or alternatively, to automatically extract the slider from the housing before the Sabbath commences, and retract the slider into the housing after the Sabbath concludes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan Whitman
  • Patent number: 10463574
    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 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    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: 10468132
    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: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    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: 10468757
    Abstract: An antenna of a wearable device includes a metal bottom housing of the wearable device, a printed circuit board, a metal middle housing that encircles the printed circuit board, and a communications circuit set on the printed circuit board. A slot exists between the metal middle housing and the metal bottom housing. The metal middle housing is connected to the metal bottom housing using a second connecting wire. The metal middle housing and the printed circuit board jointly serve as a ground plate. An antenna feed line is used to connect the metal bottom housing and the communications circuit module. The metal bottom housing serves as an antenna radiation body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen Wang, Shuhui Sun, Qing Liu, Lina Chen
  • Patent number: 10466653
    Abstract: A wristwatch includes a watch body having a display unit including a seating part formed on an outer frame of the display unit, and smart glasses having a temple tip detachably coupled to the seating part to constitute at least a portion of a case body or a bezel of the watch body and surrounding at least a portion of the outer frame of the display unit. The temple tip of the smart glasses is formed in a shape corresponding to the seating part of the watch body to surround the outer frame of the display unit of the watch body while being mounted on the watch body and supported by the watch body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Young Gwun Oh
  • Patent number: 10450085
    Abstract: A wearable electronic display system detects aircraft flight related conditions, compares the detected flight related conditions with rules or procedures, retrieves flight condition information relating to phase of flight, and displays small amounts of contextually relevant flight condition information on a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Williams, Jason W. Clark, Susan A. Foster, Samantha A. Schwartz, Aaron D. Pilcher
  • Patent number: 10448928
    Abstract: A method and a device for detecting physiological indexes. The method includes: obtaining a body temperature fluctuation value associated with a user, where the body temperature fluctuation value is at least obtained by a first difference value between a current shell temperature associated with the user and a basal temperature associated with the user (101); and determining a current physiological index associated with the user based on the body temperature fluctuation value associated with the user (102). The method can be applicable in a detection process for physiological indexes and can perform health-related operations based on the detected physiological indexes including a body temperature measuring result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yanling Han
  • Patent number: 10441881
    Abstract: A hand held controller for a games console comprising an outer case and at least one control located on the controller. The controller is shaped to be held in at least one hand of a user such that the at least one control is operable by the user. The at least one control extends through an aperture provided in the outer case, and wherein the controller comprises a removable buffer mounted within the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ironburg Inventions Limited
    Inventors: Simon Burgess, Duncan Ironmonger
  • Patent number: 10448219
    Abstract: A method and system for distributed messaging between a plurality of computer devices using a short range wireless communication protocol (SRWP) is disclosed. The communication protocol can be one in which slave devices provide data to master devices. A device automatically establishes master and slave connections with other devices via the protocol as they come into range. A user-entered message is displayed on the device and broadcast by the device over slave connections to other connected devices. Messages received by the device over its master connections are displayed and also rebroadcast to other connected devices. Messages can be displayed for a limited time period during which they fade or otherwise are altered to provide a visual indication of the display lifetime remaining for that message. A relay can be provided to receive an rebroadcast messages to connected devices and inject into the SRWP network from devices outside the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LOUD-HAILER, INC.
    Inventors: Jack Chen, Cimon Butler, Luca Cozza, Sumit Kumar, Alok Upadhyay, Subhash Chand
  • Patent number: 10402050
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display and a processor configured to control to display of the display one or more first objects related to a selected item if the item is selected by a first gesture from among one or more items displayed on the display, and control to display on the display one or more second objects for performing a function of a selected first object if the first object is selected by a second gesture continuing from the first gesture from among the one or more first objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-Yup Lee
  • Patent number: 10396441
    Abstract: A communication device and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The communication device includes a top cover, a housing, a bottom cover, a first magnetic isolation layer, and a short distance communication module. The housing is made of a metal material or an electrically conductive material. The top cover, the housing, and the bottom cover are assembled to construct an accommodating space from top to bottom. The first magnetic isolation layer is formed on a surface of the housing facing the accommodating space. The short distance communication module is disposed in the accommodating space. The communication device can prevent electromagnetic waves from being affected by the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: PRINCO CORP.
    Inventors: Pei-liang Chiu, Phou-shen Ou
  • Patent number: 10383794
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to medication compliance alert devices. An example embodiment includes a method. The method includes capturing information about a medication label associated with a medication. The method also includes analyzing, by a first computing device, the information about the medication label to extract medication information. Further, the method includes generating, by the first computing device, a medication schedule for a corresponding patient associated with the medication. The medication schedule includes a dosage strength and dosage frequency. In addition, the method includes prompting, by a second computing device, the corresponding patient to take an amount of the medication corresponding to the dosage strength at a predetermined time according to the medication schedule. Still further, the method includes receiving, by the second computing device, an indication that the corresponding patient has taken the amount of the medication corresponding to the dosage strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NexPil, Inc.
    Inventor: Syed Khalid
  • Patent number: 10363384
    Abstract: Therapy regimes of a plurality of subjects are remotely monitored and/or managed, wherein the therapy regimes include reception of aerosolized medicament. This enables users such as medical care providers, researchers, clinic administrators, and/or other users to monitor and/or manage the therapy regimes of the plurality of subjects through a centralized access point. This reduces physical requirements of proximity for the users and/or the subjects, alleviates the administrative burden placed on the users to manage and/or monitor individual therapy regimes, and/or provides other enhancements over convention systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Anthony Dyche, Ian Philip Rabbetts, Jonathan Stanley Harold Denyer
  • Patent number: 10367300
    Abstract: An electronic device and an attachment element that includes one or more electronic components each include connection mechanisms. The connection mechanisms of the electronic device and the attachment element may be engaged to mechanically and electrically connect the electronic device and the attachment element. Such electrical connection may electrically couple the one or more electrical components of the attachment element to the electronic device. The connection mechanisms may utilize one or more of a variety of different mechanical connection mechanism such as one or more snap mechanisms, twist mechanisms, threaded mechanisms, detent mechanisms, spring mechanisms, slide mechanisms, magnetic mechanisms, and/or any other mechanism for mechanical and electrical attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, Erik G. de Jong, Fletcher R. Rothkopf, Samuel Weiss
  • Patent number: 10363102
    Abstract: A method for conducting a medical procedure in an operating room includes the steps of using a first camera-based 3-D motion sensor mounted in a known position and orientation relative to a global coordinate system of the operating room to generate signals related to the 3-D position of a procedure object in the operating room based upon an outer shape of the procedure object relative to the first camera-based 3-D motion sensor; and automatically monitoring progress of the medical procedure with a controller based at least in part upon one or more positions of the procedure object relative to time as compared with a predetermined operational plan for moving the procedure object over time, the one or more positions based at least in part upon the signals from the first camera-based 3-D motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Rony Abovitz, Hyosig Kang
  • Patent number: 10366040
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a device carrier, a device core unit, a first universal serial bus (USB) interface, a second USB interface, and a signal path selection unit. The device carrier is configured to carry the device core unit, the first USB interface, the second USB interface, and the signal path selection unit of the wearable device; the device core unit is configured to perform a core function of the wearable device; the first USB interface and the second USB interface are configured to connect to an external device; the signal path selection unit is configured to control a signal path between the first USB interface and the device core unit or a signal path between the first USB interface and the second USB interface to be connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liangguang Xu, Nannan Li, Dong Chen, Xin Lv
  • Patent number: 10341403
    Abstract: A system for communicating media is disclosed. Such a system may include, for example, a media broken into a plurality of independent segment files that may represent sequential portions of the media. One of the segment files can be encoded to have a format that is different than the encoded format of another one of the segment files. The formats may be chosen to allow outputting of information in the segments at different rates. A list may include network addresses for the segment files, and a content delivery system may be deployed to distribute media content to remotely located requesting devices by sending the segment files in response to requests for the segment files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC
    Inventors: Russell W. White, Kevin R. Imes
  • Patent number: 10338536
    Abstract: An electronic timepiece includes a magnetic sensor that serves as a magnetic detection unit, a GPS reception unit that serves as a reception unit receiving positional information of a current position, a time zone setting unit that sets a time zone, a specifying unit that specifies a declination angle based on the positional information of the current position, a decision unit that decides a direction of a due north based on an output of the magnetic sensor and a declination angle, and an azimuth display unit that displays the direction of the due north decided by the decision unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Nozawa
  • Patent number: 10317845
    Abstract: A smart wristband with a rotatable dial has a dial, a case and a band. The case is embedded in the band. The dial is rotatably disposed in the case. An end of the dial is provided with a USB port, and the USB port is hidden between the dial and the case. The dial has a bottom case, a rotating ring is fixed at a bottom of the bottom case, the case is sandwiched between the bottom case and the rotating ring, and relative rotation between the dial and the case is achieved by the cooperation and relative rotation between the rotating ring and the case. An opening is provided at an end of the bottom case, a protruding buckling rib is provided at the other end, and a buckling groove that matches the protruding buckling rib is formed at the corresponding position of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: QINGDAO GOERTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianxin Zhang