Electrical Or Electromechanical Patents (Class 368/107)
  • Patent number: 10835450
    Abstract: In embodiments, a CPR chest compression system includes a retention structure that can retain the patient's body, and a compression mechanism that can perform automatically CPR compressions and releases to the patient's chest. The compression mechanism can pause the performing of the CPR compressions for a short time, so that an attendant can check the patient. The CPR system also includes a user interface that can output a human-perceptible check patient prompt, to alert an attendant to check the patient during the pause. An advantage can be when the attendant checks in situations where the condition of the patient might have changed, and an adjustment is needed. Or in situations where the patient may have improved enough to where the compressions are no longer needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: STRYKER CORPORATION, JOLIFE AB, PHYSIO-CONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Erik von Schenck, Anders Nilsson, Sara Lindroth, Robert G. Walker, Fred W. Chapman, Krystyna Szul, Gregory T. Kavounas
  • Patent number: 10802446
    Abstract: A time display device, including: an indication display unit which displays a content according to an indicating operation, and a processor, wherein in a case where a remaining time with respect to a reference set time of an elapsed time from a measuring start timing is greater than a predetermined reference remaining time, the processor makes the indication display unit display a ratio of the remaining time with respect to the reference set time, and in a case where the remaining time is equal to or less than the predetermined reference remaining time, the processor makes the indication display unit display the remaining time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kojima, Hirohisa Maruyama, Kosuke Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10771924
    Abstract: A method of counting individuals reaching or leaving a transport hub includes defining at least two categories of individuals, each corresponding to a respective purpose to reach or leave the transport hub, and for each category, defining at least one respective category pattern associated with the category. Each category pattern is a sequence of events of interaction between a User Equipment and a communication station. The method also includes acquiring event records associated with User Equipment from the mobile telecommunication network, searching the event records associated with each User Equipment to identify sequences of events of interaction matching a category pattern, and upon finding a match, increasing a number of individuals belonging to the category associated with the category pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Colonna, Piero Lovisolo
  • Patent number: 10761754
    Abstract: Data can be received at a memory sub-system. A characteristic of the memory sub-system can be identified. A read voltage level can be determined based on the characteristic of the memory sub-system. A read operation can be performed at the memory sub-system based on the read voltage level to retrieve stored data. The received data can be stored at the memory sub-system based on the stored data that was retrieved from the read operation that is based on the read voltage level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Zhenlei E. Shen, Zhengang Chen, Tingjun Xie, Jiangli Zhu
  • Patent number: 10733573
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments describe a method, apparatus, and system for pushing information. In one embodiment, the method comprises: receiving dynamic spatio-temporal behavior data of a moving individual; conducting an analysis according to historical dynamic spatio-temporal behavior data of the moving individual to acquire spatio-temporal behavioral characteristics of the moving individual; determining appropriate information as matching information for the moving individual according to the spatio-temporal behavioral characteristics of the moving individual in combination with dynamic spatio-temporal behavior data of the moving individual at a current time; and sending the matching information to the moving individual. In the method of the disclosure, behavioral characteristics of a moving individual are analyzed to obtain habit and preference characteristics of the moving individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu Wang, Rui Wang, Jinming Wang, Jiqiu Xu, Weiwei Fu, Wanli Min
  • Patent number: 10726731
    Abstract: A breathing sequence may define a suggested breathing pattern. Based on signal data collected by a user device, an initial breathing pattern that includes a cyclic pattern may be estimated. A first period of the breathing sequence may be initiated by generating a breathing sequence element based on a synchronization of the cyclic pattern with the breathing sequence. The breathing sequence element may fluctuate during a second period of the breathing sequence in accordance with a breathing profile associated with the suggested breathing pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Julie A. Arney, Erno H. Klaassen, Jay C. Blahnik, Alan C. Dye, Gary I. Butcher, Kevin M. Lynch, Christopher J. Brouse, Nader E. Bagherzadeh, Gracee Agrawal, Stephen J. Waydo
  • Patent number: 10712712
    Abstract: A timepiece capable of selecting a timepiece mode and a chronograph mode includes an hour hand and a minute hand which indicate current time in a case where the timepiece mode is, selected. A main control unit performs control so as to start measuring time by simultaneously starting hand operations of the hour hand and the minute hand in a case where the chronograph mode is selected. When the hand operation of one of the hands is stopped, the control unit performs control so as to indicate the time when the hand operation of the one hand is stopped, and to continue to measure the time by continuing the hand operation of the other hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Satoshi Sakai, Tomohiro Ihashi
  • Patent number: 10708193
    Abstract: A device may comprise security processing units (SPUs) including a SPU to receive a session request. The SPU may identify global counter information and update counter information. The global counter information may include a global counter identifier and a global counter value. The update counter information may include an update counter identifier and an update counter value. The SPU may identify a global limit associated with the global counter, may determine that the global limit has not been met, and may cause the session to be created. The SPU may create a modified global counter value. The SPU may create a modified update counter value. The SPU may determine that a local update message is required based on the modified update counter value, and may provide the local update message to another SPU. The local update message may include the global counter identifier and the modified global counter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Ping Zhu, Huaxiang Yin, Zheling Yang, Chao Chen
  • Patent number: 10696237
    Abstract: Provided is a highly versatile attachment component corresponding to a space around an attachment location of a vehicular member. A retainer for attaching an ultrasonic sensor to a vehicle has a member holding portion for holding the ultrasonic sensor; and an attachment portion that is to be attached to the vehicle. The attachment portion has a center attachment part; a plurality of attachment pieces which are an upper attachment piece, a lower attachment piece, a left attachment piece and a right attachment piece; and cuttable sections joining the center attachment part and the multiple attachment pieces. These attachment pieces can be removed by cutting the cuttable sections. Therefore, some of the attachment pieces may be removed so as to secure a space around a location to which the ultrasonic sensor is to be attached, thus allowing the ultrasonic sensor to be attached to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA ACCESS CORP.
    Inventors: Shoji Yokoyama, Kazuya Takita
  • Patent number: 10559216
    Abstract: Systems and methods for conducting an electronic assessment in an electronic learning (eLearning) environment are provided. The system includes a display and at least one processor operatively coupled to the display. The at least one processor configured for: providing an electronic assessment comprising a plurality of assessment tasks for a current participant to complete within an allocated amount of assessment time; determining context-dependent time requirement (CDTR) value for at least one of the assessment tasks based upon historical performance data associated with that task, the CDTR value being indicative of a suggested amount of time required to complete that task; and providing the CDTR value to the current participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: D2L Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian Mihai, Phil McClelland, Philip Brown, Vladan Ignjatovic
  • Patent number: 10540827
    Abstract: A game timer, suited in some embodiments as a chess clock, designed to calculate and display minimum average playing speed in moves per unit time over a sequence of one or more time controls based on input for number of moves in each time control, time allotted at the start of each time control, whether or not a delay applies to the moves of a particular time control, and time of the delay. In addition to these inputs, calculation of minimum average playing speed takes into consideration whether a delay comes before or after a move, whether or not a delay constitutes time available in the current time control, shortening of delays by players in the course of a game, and time remaining at the end of a time control. One embodiment estimates playing speed for “sudden death” over an entire game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Royal Clifford Jones, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10278641
    Abstract: An activity meter (100) includes (i) a sleep level judging section (112) for repeatedly detecting a sleep level of a user and (ii) a notifying section (113) for automatically notifying the user of specific information only during a period during which a most recent sleep level is less than a predetermined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Wataru Gotoh, Yutaka Otsubo, Masahiro Yamauchi, Kaoru Hieda, Shigeo Akamatsu
  • Patent number: 10183119
    Abstract: An add-on dose logging device for a pen device consumes energy when the sensors are operated and when the display is active. By using cap-off event to activate the sensor system only, and using cap-on event to de-activate the sensor system and activate the display for a given time to display a sensed dose, power consumption can be reduced without changing the user-interface and without adding any components apart from a switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Jens Christian Andersen, Nikolaj Frogner Krusell, Claus Bagger
  • Patent number: 10159797
    Abstract: An add-on logging device (100, 300) mounted to a drug delivery device is turned on when the cap is removed. After a given amount of time in inactivity the sensor means of the add-on device is turned off automatically to save energy. If the user takes a dose of drug this is not detected as the add-on device is only turned on when the cap is removed. According to the present invention a warning message is provided when the cap is re-mounted after the sensor means has been turned off automatically, the warning message indicating to a user that an expelled dose may not have been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Jens Christian Andersen, Nikolaj Frogner Krusell, Preben Mikael Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10147328
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-readable medium for performing a hazard analysis of navigation aid equipment using an external safety monitor. Aspects include monitoring performance of the navigation aid equipment. In addition, determination is made if an improper performance of the navigation aid equipment is detected. Furthermore, removal of a signal from an antenna of the navigation aid equipment may occur when improper performance of the navigation aid equipment is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: THALES USA, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Mullin
  • Patent number: 9875582
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided that measures usage of a motor unit having a motor and a motor cable leading to the motor to provide operational power to the motor. The apparatus includes a housing that attaches to the motor cable such that the motor cable passes through an interior region of the housing. A sensor is situated in the interior region of the housing and is operable to sense current that flows in the motor cable. The apparatus has a counter that logs accumulated time of operation of the motor based on an amount of time that current is sensed by the sensor to be flowing in the motor cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Liko Research & Development AB
    Inventors: Andreas Bolin, Karin Olsson, Göran Eriksson, Nicolas Thenault, Håkan Lindholm
  • Patent number: 9727027
    Abstract: A watch including an electronic movement driving display for an analog display on a dial of at least one additional function in addition to a normal current time display, the at least one function being controlled by a controller and including at least one phase using an operating mode in which a duration of the phase is measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: ETA SA Manufacture Horlogere Suisse
    Inventors: Steve Feron Longmoor, Dominique Dubugnon, Pierre Deleglise
  • Patent number: 9651919
    Abstract: A minute hand of a timepiece has a central arbor, on which, for driving around the same: a gearwheel is fixed in a first accommodating region, a flyback device is fixed in a second accommodating region, and a snail cam is arranged with an interference fit in a third accommodating region. The snail cam has an opening for accommodating the head of an eccentric and the flyback device has an opening for accommodating the finger of the eccentric, and therefore rotation of the eccentric head, via the flyback device fixed on the central arbor, makes it possible to rotate the snail cam by an angle about the central arbor relative to the gearwheel for setting the triggering point of the advancement operation by the minute control level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Eterna AG Uhrenfabrik
    Inventors: Samir Merdanovic, Patrick Kury
  • Patent number: 9501066
    Abstract: A display for displaying the condition of an air mattress. The display comprises a plurality of arrays of elements organized in a hierarchy. Each element represents a pressure increment. Each array comprises a plurality of rows and a plurality columns. The elements in each row of an array being distinctive in appearance from the elements in the other rows of the array. A control that operates the elements to indicate the pressure beginning with the first column, of the first row, of the lowest array in the hierarchy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Dennis M. Boyd
  • Patent number: 9310778
    Abstract: A double sided alarm clock with a first panel and a second panel spaced apart from the first panel by a hinge. Each of the first panel and the second panel has a substantially rectilinear shape with a first end and a rectangular second end spaced apart from the first end. The hinge is disposed adjacent the first ends. A speaker is disposed within each panel. Each panel has a digital display screen, a plurality of controls, and a central processing unit, such that each panel is fully separately controlled. The central processing unit is in operational communication with the speaker, the display screen, and the plurality of controls. Each panel is fully and separately functional with settings and display screen, with the exception of a selectively shared power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: Asher Gancz
  • Publication number: 20150138929
    Abstract: This document relates to systems and techniques for providing response to emergency situations, such as traffic accidents, cardiac arrest, or other medical emergencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Mark Totman, Jon P. Cloutier, Ulrich Herken, Colin Thomas, Jeffrey Resnick
  • Patent number: 9001626
    Abstract: A timer for measuring a time lapsed during an acceleration is disclosed. The timer may include a piezoelectric sensor, an energy storage device and a measurement module. The piezoelectric sensor includes a piezoelectric material for generating an electric potential in response to the acceleration. The energy storage device is electrically coupled to the piezoelectric sensor and is configured for receiving the electric potential generated by the piezoelectric sensor. The measurement module is electrically coupled to the energy storage device. The measurement module measures the electric potential received at the energy storage device and determines the time lapsed during the acceleration based on the electric potential received at the energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Vadim Olen, Anders P. Walker, Adrian A. Hill, Michael C. Meholensky
  • Publication number: 20150078142
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a timer having multiple time resolutions corresponding to multiple environmental climates. Climates may include, for example, temperature, humidity, pressure, or any of these taken alone or in combination. Climates may include, for example, carbon monoxide content, oxygen content, toxic gases, or any of these taken alone or in combination. The resolutions and climates may be particular to selected applications, including but not limited to, perishable foods, chemicals (e.g. alcohol, cement, pharmaceuticals), or perishable evidence (e.g. crime scene materials). In one embodiment, a breast-milk timer may have three times scales, an hourly scale corresponding to room-temperature environment, a daily scale corresponding to refrigeration, and a monthly scale corresponding to a freezer environment. As time elapses, the timer may automatically transition from the hourly scale to the daily scale and then to the monthly scale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Loominocity, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Loomis
  • Patent number: 8830795
    Abstract: An apparatus for tracking time for contact lenses is provided. The timer is configured to track a time that one or more contact lenses have been stored in a contact lens case. A securing mechanism is configured to secure the timer to a cap of the contact lens case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: Harris Rubin
  • Publication number: 20140064042
    Abstract: An instrument for counting duration for differentiated phases, including: plural mechanisms for recording a time duration, each actuatable, for activation and deactivation thereof, by a first controller; a general controller for controlling, from an inactive position in which all the recording mechanisms are deactivated, activation of only one of them, selected by a selector, and for again controlling, at a final moment, deactivation of all the recording mechanisms; a switch configured, during a command for activation of one of the recording mechanisms, to trigger the deactivation of all other recording mechanisms and to save totality of the recorded times, counted on each of the recording mechanisms. The selector is configured to be controlled by a user or/and by a measuring mechanism or/and by a signal to trigger the activation of one of the recording mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Hamilton International AG
    Inventors: Ines Rüstenberg, Gérald Matthey, Fabien Balli
  • Patent number: 8659978
    Abstract: A timing device, that may be used in connection with food preparation, holding or service equipment, is programmable via a portable, replaceable media. In particularly, the timing device may be adapted to receive or associate with a media containing a set of instructions to affect operation of the timing device. Upon association with the timing device, transfer of the programming instructions from the media to the timing device occurs affecting programming of the timing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Prince Castle, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Schroeder, Richard Lowell Thorne, Keith Dice
  • Patent number: 8565044
    Abstract: A timer for reserving occupancy of a communal item has a communal item available indicator which is positionable to (1) a retracted position when the communal item is in use, and (2) to an extended position when the communal item is available for use. The timer also includes a service request indicator which indicates when as service is required. The timer can also include a reset control which can only be activated by a person other than the user of the communal item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventors: Erin C. Spiker, Molly K. Ritchey
  • Patent number: 8536987
    Abstract: A patient-portable medication event monitor is disclosed which is capable of detecting the dispensing of doses of a particular medication from the monitor, comparing the dispensing detected with information concerning the desired dosing regimen for the certain medication and displaying graphically to the patient at least one feedback indication of the patient's degree of compliance or deviation with the desired regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Metry, Pierre-Alain Gaillard, John Urquhart, Bernard Vrijens
  • Publication number: 20130163392
    Abstract: A timing device comprises an electrochemical timing structure and a mechanism that enables the timing device to be manually programmed to expire at a plurality of different time periods. In some embodiments, the mechanism is used to adjust the timing device to add a duration of time to an expiration time of the timing device. Alternatively the mechanism is used in order to subtract a duration of time from an expiration time of the timing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Vision Works IP Corporation
    Inventor: Vision Works IP Corporation
  • Patent number: 8472285
    Abstract: A submersible device for keeping track of a swimmer's session transpired times. It includes a case which is pivotally adjustable in relation to a base, and which contains both a watertight and a ballast compartment to decrease the buoyancy of the device when in use in water. The device may include a lap counter and a proximity sensor activated by the proximity of a swimmer wearing a proximity transmitter. A high contrast liquid crystal display is used to improve visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Inventor: Lawrence James Day
  • Patent number: 8441893
    Abstract: An electronic timing device is disclosed for simply and easily indicating elapsed time since a food container was opened. The electronic timing device can be directly attached to the food container and can be activated when first opening the food container. Activation occurs via a simple one-button-press operation. Thereafter, the electronic timing device displays elapsed time in days. Additionally, via a further one-button-press operation, the electronic timing device can display elapsed time in hours within the current day. Thereafter, viewing the display readily indicates the elapsed time since the food container was first opened. The electronic timing device can be reused by directly attaching it to another food container and re-activating the electronic timing device. The electronic timing device can be used with any container or to indicate elapsed time of any event having occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Double U Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Joy Stephens Stauffer, Kathleen McCann Whitehurst
  • Publication number: 20130107676
    Abstract: A timing device that includes an anode layer, a cathode layer and an electrolyte attached to a base layer. The anode layer and the cathode layer are placed adjacent to one another along an axis of the timing device. Upon activation of the timing device the anode layer is depleted away from the cathode layer until the timing device is fully expired. Once the timing device is expired, a change is seen indicating that the timing device has expired. In some embodiments, a color change indicates that the timing device has expired. In some embodiments, as the timing device expires electronically readable information is uncovered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: VISION WORKS IP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vision Works IP Corporation
  • Publication number: 20130049956
    Abstract: This document relates to systems and techniques for providing response to emergency situations, such as traffic accidents, cardiac arrest, or other medical emergencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary A. Freeman, Mark Totman, Jon P. Cloutier, Ulrich Herken, Colin Thomas, Jeffrey Resnick
  • Patent number: 8369187
    Abstract: The invention relates to a warning device, provided with an electronic warning unit, capable of generating warning signals at pre-programmed constant time intervals, embedded inside a body formed by a single piece of mouldable synthetic material, such as a plastic or silicone, which is provided with starting means for staring the warning device, which means can be actuated by means of the application of a pressure on a part of the outer surface of the mentioned body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Cadama Technology, S.L.
    Inventor: Manuel Artola Godoy
  • Patent number: 8358459
    Abstract: An ornamental display device having an interferometric modulator for displaying an ornamental image. The ornamental device may also have a signal receiver configured to receive an external signal. The ornamental device may further have a processor configured to control an image on the display based on the external signal. The external signal is emitted from a controller configured to control a plurality of ornamental devices to display coordinated images. The ornamental device may have a patterned diffuser formed on a transparent substrate to provide an ornamental image or information. The ornamental device may be a piece of jewelry or an article that may be worn. The image displayed may have an iridescent appearance. A controller may also be used to control images displayed on multiple ornamental device to provide coordinated images based on externals received or pre-programmed images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J Gally, William J. Cummings
  • Publication number: 20120307599
    Abstract: The present invention provides a clock having a body with a first clock face and a second clock face. The clock includes a start time assembly at least partially positioned within the body and corresponding with the first clock face, an end time assembly at least partially positioned within the body and corresponding with the second clock face, and an elapsed time assembly in mechanical communication with both the start time assembly and the end time assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Nancy Balter, Yuen Po Man
  • Publication number: 20120275276
    Abstract: A power generation unit generates electric power depending on light to be irradiated to a light receiving surface. An electricity storage unit stores the electric power generated by the power generation unit and outputs the stored electric power. A voltage detection unit detects a voltage of the electric power that is output from the electricity storage unit. A processing unit performs time measurement. A chronograph indicator points a time counted by the processing unit and is fixed by a mechanism while the time measurement is stopped. A second driving circuit drives the chronograph indicator by the use of the electric power that is output from the electricity storage unit. The processing unit drives the second driving circuit when the voltage of the electric power which is output from the electricity storage unit is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Hiroshi SHIMIZU, Kenji Ogasawara, Kazumi Sakumoto, Akira Takakura, Keishi Honmura, Saburo Manaka, Kosuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8274863
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chronograph timepiece in which it is possible to prevent the battery reliability service life time from being exceeded even when the period of time that the chronograph function is used is short, making it possible to prevent failure generation in the chronograph timepiece due to liquid leakage. A 24-hour counter down-counts a period of time that has elapsed starting from 24 hours, and a chronograph counter down-counts the period of time that chronograph measurement operation is performed from a predetermined time; when the count values of the 24-hour counter and the chronograph counter become equal to each other, a processing unit consumes a battery for the residual period of time of the two counters by a battery power consuming unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ihashi, Kenji Ogasawara, Kazuo Kato, Kazumi Sakumoto, Hiroshi Shimizu, Akira Takakura, Eriko Noguchi, Takanori Hasegawa, Keishi Honmura, Saburo Manaka, Kosuke Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120188856
    Abstract: Provided is a timepiece device that includes a first time measurement portion which measures an elapsed time from a first timekeeping start operation; and a second time measurement portion which measures an elapsed time from a second timekeeping start operation, wherein a time measured by the first time measurement portion, and a time, which is a time measured by the second time measurement portion subtracted from an object time, are displayed on the display portion in a combined manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Keisuke Tsubata
  • Patent number: 8149096
    Abstract: A patient-portable medication event monitor is disclosed which is capable of detecting the dispensing of doses of a particular medication from the monitor, comparing the dispensing detected with information concerning the desired dosing regimen for the certain medication and displaying graphically to the patient at least one feedback indication of the patient's degree of compliance or deviation with the desired regimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Aardex Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Metry, Pierre-Alain Gaillard, John Urquhart, Bernard Vrijens
  • Publication number: 20110280107
    Abstract: The present invention is a submersible device for keeping track of a swimmer's session transpired times. It includes a case which is pivotally adjustable in relation to a base, and which contains both a watertight and a ballast compartment to decrease the buoyancy of the device when in use in water. The device may include a lap counter and a proximity sensor activated by the proximity of a swimmer wearing a proximity transmitter. A high contrast liquid crystal display is used to improve visibility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventor: LAWRENCE JAMES DAY
  • Patent number: 8050145
    Abstract: A timing device is disclosed which is for controlling electronic devices and which is mounted in a wall switch box. This timing device comprises at least one controller, at least one transceiver in communication with the controller, at least one interface; and at least one cover plate. This device can also include at least one key coupled to the cover plate for interacting with the interface when said cover plate is inserted onto said at least one interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ostrovsky, Alfred Lombardi, Selin Tansi Glickman, Cheryl Samartano
  • Publication number: 20110218765
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods, apparatuses, and program products to manage time. In some embodiments, the method comprises receiving a countdown time that is associated with hours, minutes, and seconds, displaying a circular colored disc representing the hours, minutes, and seconds, and removing some of the disc in response to a portion of the countdown time elapsing. Alternative embodiments provide methods that comprise selecting a custom mode of an application that displays a circular colored disc, and inputting a predetermined time associated with hours, minutes, and seconds utilizing a time set area at the bottom of a window displayed in the custom mode, the disc being associated with the hours, minutes, and seconds. That method further comprises starting the custom mode to count down the predetermined time, wherein the disc represents the total of the predetermined time and, as time elapses, disappears.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventor: Janice L. Rogers
  • Patent number: 7932829
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a data tag device (100) which initially operates in a passive mode where the tag responds to queries (412). While operating passively, an expiration event occurs (512, 514) which causes the tag to disable a battery (110), preventing subsequent operation in the passive mode, resulting in the tag disabling access to the tag data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Greenlee, Christian L. Hunt, Steven M. Miller, Anne I. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20110090765
    Abstract: A new disposable, elapsed time tracking device, having led display which generally comprises a main container cap or cover, an electronic elapsed time counter with memory and user interface functions, a LCD display, a battery, and any associated electronic wiring, which when combined will provide the user with a new & novel way for a user to know when a prescription, vitamin, or other article was last removed from the container, which will assist users in timely self medication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin Brote
  • Patent number: 7928846
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a data tag device (100) which initially operates in an active mode where the tag occasionally transmits an unsolicited beacon (412). While operating, an expiration event occurs (512, 514) which causes the tag to disable a battery (110), preventing subsequent operation in an active mode, but may continue operating in a passive mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Greenlee, Christian L. Hunt, Steven M. Miller, Anne I. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20110069587
    Abstract: A medicine cap with a timing mechanism that automatically resets upon the removal of the cap from a medicine bottle. A timing device is housed within a medicine camp, with a diaphragm housed below the timing device. The diaphragm has a rod extending upward from a central location, and fastening the cap onto a bottle or container causes the rod to be pushed up into contact with, and activate, the timing device. Upon removal of the cap from the bottle or container, the rod loses contact with the timing device, and the timer is reset. The cap may comprise multiple pieces, so the cap may be used in child-proof mode by the engagement and disengagement of splines on the cap housing and a cap insert. Means are supplied for enabling the constant engaging of the splines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventor: DENNIS BRANDON
  • Publication number: 20110062896
    Abstract: A digital wiring device including a user interface panel, a digital display, and a paddle including a transparent portion to reveal the digital display and an opaque portion to cover the user interface panel. The paddle rotates from a first closed position to a second open position. A digital “schedule-at-a-glance” may be provided so that a user can quickly assess a schedule of events. The digital wiring device may include a back light to illuminate the digital display. The paddle may be operatively associated with the back light. A battery may provide an electrical current to power the digital wiring device in a battery backup mode, and the back light may be disabled based on the mode. The user interface panel may be used to schedule events or otherwise configure the digital wiring device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Cheng-Lung Chou, Paul Soccoli, David Klamer, Paul Duckworth, Gordon Stannis, Joel Van Faasen
  • Publication number: 20110026370
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chronograph timepiece in which it is possible to prevent the battery reliability service life time from being exceeded even when the period of time that the chronograph function is used is short, making it possible to prevent failure generation in the chronograph timepiece due to liquid leakage. A 24-hour counter down-counts a period of time that has elapsed starting from 24 hours, and a chronograph counter down-counts the period of time that chronograph measurement operation is performed from a predetermined time; when the count values of the 24-hour counter and the chronograph counter become equal to each other, a processing unit consumes a battery for the residual period of time of the two counters by a battery power consuming unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ihashi, Kenji Ogasawara, Kazuo Kato, Kazumi Sakumoto, Hiroshi Shimizu, Akira Takakura, Eriko Noguchi, Takanori Hasegawa, Keishi Honmura, Saburo Manaka, Kosuke Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20110026371
    Abstract: Disclosed is a chronograph timepiece in which it is possible to prevent the chronograph drive timing and the magnetic field detection timing from overlapping each other to unnecessarily effect driving with correction drive pulses. A processing unit controls drive circuits so as to drive a time indication motor and a chronograph indication motor with a predetermined timing based respectively on timekeeping information obtained and chronograph measurement information obtained, and effects control such that a magnetic field detecting unit detects a magnetic field with a predetermined timing; when the drive timing for the chronograph indication motor and the magnetic field detection timing for the magnetic field detecting unit overlap each other, the processing unit changes the magnetic field detection timing for the magnetic field detecting unit so that the drive timing for the chronograph indication motor and the magnetic field detection timing for the magnetic field detecting unit may not overlap each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Tomohiro Ihashi, Kenji Ogasawara, Kazuo Kato, Kazumi Sakumoto, Hiroshi Shimizu, Akira Takakura, Eriko Noguchi, Takanori Hasegawa, Keishi Honmura, Saburo Manaka, Kosuke Yamamoto