Integrated With Other Device Patents (Class 455/556.1)
  • Patent number: 11563500
    Abstract: A method for electromagnetic interference control and related devices are provided. The method includes the following. Electromagnetic interference between a Wi-Fi module and a MIPI of a display of the electronic device is detected in response to detecting a request for screen-projection to a target screen-projection device. In response to the detected electromagnetic interference, the display is turned off, and screen-projection to the target screen-projection device is performed, where the first prompt message indicates that the electronic device is turning off the display and performing screen-projection to the target screen-projection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai Tang, Zhengpeng Tan, Yun Chen, Lizhong Wang, Hai Yang
  • Patent number: 11558505
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving, by a computational assistant executing at one or more processors of a mobile computing device and via a wireless link between the mobile computing device and an external device, a representation of audio data generated by a microphone of the external device, the audio data representing a spoken utterance detected by the external device; determining, by the computational assistant and based on the audio data, a response to the spoken utterance; and sending, by the mobile computing device, to the external device, and via the wireless link between the mobile computing device and the external device, a command to output, for playback by one or more speakers connected to the external device via a hardwired analog removable connector of the external device or a wireless link between the external device and the one or more speakers, audio data representing the response to the spoken utterance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Adam Bradley Golden, William Gerard Donnelly, Yonatan Zunger, Leonardo Kusumo
  • Patent number: 11553214
    Abstract: A thermostat and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, multiple wireless transceivers are located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a processor and memory. To improve convenience, the thermostat may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. Virtual remote control functionality for various amenities may then be provided. To improve safety, the thermostat may be incorporated into a geolocation and safety network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Fang, Raymond S. Horton, Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 11547362
    Abstract: A portable terminal case having a skin condition-measuring function is disclosed. The case includes a battery case; a bumper case coupled to the battery case; a moisture measurement unit for receiving moisture level information in the skin of a user from a moisture measurement sensor; a contact detection unit for receiving information on the presence or absence of a contact between the bumper case and the skin from a contact detection sensor; an environment measurement unit for receiving surrounding environment information from an environment information measurement sensor; and a control unit for collecting the moisture content and the environment information from the moisture measurement unit and the environment measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Amorepacific Corporation
    Inventors: Jeong Eun Seo, Ji Hoon Kim, Sung Won Yi, Hwan Yoo
  • Patent number: 11540102
    Abstract: A method of the present disclosure includes confirming second state information received from a second electronic device, confirming first state information of the first electronic device, comparing the first state information and the second state information with pre-set state information, and performing a function of the second electronic device by switching to the first electronic device according to the comparison result. Accordingly, since the first electronic device can be selected and controlled with a gesture or motion agreed between the first electronic device and the second electronic device, security can be enforced by avoiding an accident of data leakage, and selecting the second electronic device for controlling can be decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok-Tae Kim, Hyun-Mi Park, Hye-Bin Park
  • Patent number: 11528353
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a housing including a window facing in a first direction and a rear plate facing in a second direction; a display including a first layer disposed on the window, a second layer disposed on the first layer and having a first opening, and a conductive layer disposed on the second layer and having a second opening corresponding to the first opening; an FPCB disposed on the display and having a third opening corresponding to the second opening; a frame structure disposed between the FPCB and the rear plate and having a fourth opening corresponding to the third opening; a fingerprint sensor having at least a portion inserted into the fourth opening and facing in the first direction; and a dustproof member disposed between the display and the frame structure within a region formed by the third opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bongsuk Choi, Sungjoo Cho, Daeyoung Noh, Jongchul Choi
  • Patent number: 11528622
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle-mounted communication unit capable of wirelessly communicating telematics information to and from an external server, a monitoring unit that monitors whether an abnormality has occurred in the vehicle-mounted communication unit because of a security incident, and a control unit that controls a vehicle-mounted device. When detecting occurrence of an abnormality in the vehicle-mounted communication unit, the monitoring unit disconnects communication between the vehicle-mounted communication unit and the monitoring unit and notifies the control unit of the abnormality. The control unit can wirelessly communicate with a mobile communication terminal in accordance with a certain profile of a short-range wireless communication standard for a function of the vehicle-mounted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Komatsu, Masaru Oe, Takahiro Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 11528575
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically controlling multiple wireless speakers in response to the sensed location of one or more listeners and predefined audio preferences associated therewith. The position of a device associated with a given user is continuously monitored and the state of the wireless speakers adjusted accordingly so as to provide the user with a customized, yet consistent audio experience as they move with respect to the wireless speakers. Prioritization among multiple user devices is also provided for, thereby ensuring that higher-priority users are provided with the aural environment they have specified, or placing the wireless speaker system into an operational state that provides a suitable audio environment for all users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Christopher S. Del Sordo, Albert Fitzgerald Elcock, Charles R. Hardt
  • Patent number: 11528467
    Abstract: A augmented reality glasses and social networking service coupled with immersive stories, pictures, and 360 video are enabled using one or more wireless communication devices, smart glasses, augmented reality devices, mobile devices, and wireless networks. Picture and video challenges are enabled to drive communication within members of the group. Users are enabled to describe presence for activity using a presence matching and monitoring subsystem. The ability to share stories with a select group of individuals is enabled. The stories may include automatically condensed highlights of an individual or group chat or acquired media. the social networking and messaging platform may have features including issuing status updates with timer clock in which it counts down, creating channels and groups based on events, location and occasions, creating stories based on specific content items from one or more users in one or more channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventor: Sanjay K Rao
  • Patent number: 11521483
    Abstract: A thermostat and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, multiple wireless transceivers are located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a processor, memory, and a camera. To improve convenience, the thermostat may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. Virtual remote control functionality for various amenities may then be provided. To improve safety, the thermostat may be incorporated into a geolocation and safety network and, under certain conditions, the thermostat may provide a video feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Fang, Raymond S. Horton, Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 11520134
    Abstract: A kit (10) includes a light source (12) and an optical system (14) equipped with a lens assembly (25) defining a magnification optical axis (X-X). A frame (16) is crossable by the light generated by the light source (12). The frame (16) is configured for supporting a sample holder (H), a portable electronic apparatus (S) equipped with an image acquisition device (C), and the optical system (14), which are interposable between the sample holder (H) and the image acquisition device (C). The optical system (14) is configured for being movable in a guided manner on the frame (16), to allow aligning the optical axis (X-X) with the image acquisition device (C). A carrying body (18) is configured for receiving in abutment the frame (16) and housing the light source (12) directing light towards the optical system (14) through the frame (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: SMARTMICROOPTICS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Andrea Antonini
  • Patent number: 11513675
    Abstract: User interface navigation on a personal electronics device based on movements of a crown is disclosed. The device can select an appropriate level of information arranged along a z-axis for display based on crown movement. The navigation can be based on an angular velocity of the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    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, Natalia Maric, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Anton M. Davydov, Dylan Ross Edwards, Jonathan P. Ive, Zachery Kennedy, Nicholas V. King, Daniel Trent Preston
  • Patent number: 11516334
    Abstract: A mobile communication device operates by: generating an interactive interface that is presented for display via a display device associated with the mobile communication device; receiving reminder data via user interaction with the interactive interface, wherein the reminder data indicates a reminder associated with one of a plurality of contacts; receiving communication event data in response to a communications event associated a communication, via the mobile communication device, with the one of the plurality of contacts; generating, in response to the communication event, a notification that includes the reminder data; and presenting the notification for display via the interactive interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: STLIKE LLC
    Inventors: Adam Michael Light, Bruce E. Stuckman, Robert M. Kennard
  • Patent number: 11507116
    Abstract: A thermostat and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, multiple wireless transceivers are located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a processor, memory, and a camera. To improve convenience, the thermostat may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. Virtual remote control functionality for various amenities may then be provided. To improve safety, the thermostat may be incorporated into a geolocation and safety network and, under certain conditions, the thermostat may provide a video feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Fang, Raymond S. Horton, Thomas R. Miller, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 11488208
    Abstract: Described is a system for obtaining Universal Resource Locators (“URLs”) of specific locations, events, public services, businesses and other locations that maintain a URL based on geo-identification area of an identification area, wherein the system may utilize computing devices for implementing the system. The system automatically processes the location information of a user computing device and determine what businesses have a geo-identification area near the location of the user computing device. The system may then automatically find and retrieve geo-identified URL data corresponding to the businesses near the geo-identification area of the user computing device. Further, the system may automatically deliver the geo-identified URL data to the user computing device for access, wherein direct access includes geo-identified URL data viewable on the user computing device and is selectable to open a web browser on the user computing device directly to the URL of the business or location area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Charles Isgar
  • Patent number: 11483430
    Abstract: A system and method for mobile device active callback prioritization, utilizing a callback prioritization engine operating on a user's mobile device for integration through the operating system and software applications operating on the device, wherein the callback prioritization engine intercepts data or voice messages sent to the mobile device, assigns the intercepted messages to a lobby construct, retrieves and aggregates data related to the assigned messages, inputs the assigned data message and aggregate data into one or more machine learning algorithms wherein the algorithms may analyze the input data, the results of the analysis may be used to compute a priority score for the assigned data message, and generates a callback list from the computed prioritization score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: VIRTUAL HOLD TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew DiMaria, Matthew Donaldson Moller, Thomas Spencer McCarthy-Howe, Shannon Lekas
  • Patent number: 11469924
    Abstract: A gateway device and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, multiple wireless transceivers are located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a processor, memory, and a camera. To improve convenience, the gateway device may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. Virtual remote control functionality for various amenities may then be provided. To improve safety, the gateway device may be incorporated into a geolocation and safety network and, under certain conditions, the gateway device may provide a video feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Fang, Raymond S. Horton, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 11470195
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that enable an incoming communication requesting a real-time (e.g., voice, voice-video, etc.) communication and selectively allowing the called communication device to auto-answer the communication. The selective answering may be rule and/or attribute based and depend, entirely or in part, on presence data of a user associated with the called communication device. Auto-answering may be further configured to auto-answer all or less than all of the communication media types (e.g., only auto-answer an audio-video call with audio). Additionally, or alternatively, rules may be combined, overridden, conditionally implemented, or otherwise combined or structured relative to other rules for auto-answering an incoming communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Arjun Sharma, Sachin Bhangale, Vishal Kamboj, Amir Mulani
  • Patent number: 11460919
    Abstract: A wearable gesture detector includes a wristband with a plurality of pressure-sensitive conductive pads coupled to the wristband. The pressure-sensitive conductive pads are configured to detect epidermal deformations caused by muscular contraction or extension during a hand gesture. The wearable gesture detector further includes a controller communicatively coupled to the pressure-sensitive conductive pads. The controller is configured to collect hand gesture data samples based on the epidermal deformations detected by the plurality of pressure-sensitive conductive pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Jessie Cole Gashler, Pedro Flores Ziese de Oliveira
  • Patent number: 11455942
    Abstract: A method of providing environmental information to an electronic device includes, at the electronic device, receiving ambient light from a surrounding environment of the electronic device with one or more camera sensors in data communication with a processor and capturing a raw pattern with the camera sensor, wherein the raw pattern includes light intensity information and light spectrum information. The method further includes deriving at least one ambient light value from the light intensity information and light spectrum information and providing the ambient light value to the processor of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sathyanarayanan Karivaradaswamy, Wenjie Shi, Ziran Wu, Onji Bae, Michael Jeffrey Ajax, Naveen Thumpudi, Karthik Elangovan, Andrew Wathen Quirk, Mei Ling Wilson
  • Patent number: 11457178
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a web-based videoconference system that allows for video avatars to navigate within the virtual environment. The system has a presented mode that allows for a presentation stream to be texture mapped to a presenter screen situated within the virtual environment. The relative left-right sound is adjusted to provide sense of an avatar's position in a virtual space. The sound is further adjusted based on the area where the avatar is located and where the virtual camera is located. Video stream quality is adjusted based on relative position in a virtual space. Three-dimensional modeling is available inside the virtual video conferencing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Katmai Tech Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Cornelis Krol, Erik Stuart Braund
  • Patent number: 11445354
    Abstract: A method for translating geodetic position measurements of emergency caller locations into dispatchable address locations that includes transmitting a geodetic location of a mobile communication device that is being used by a caller in a building to a public safety answering point, providing a building data store that includes a civic address for the building, latitude and longitude coordinates defining a 2-dimensional footprint of the building and vertical information about the building, using the building data store to convert the geodetic location to the civic address and transmitting the civic address of the mobile communication device to the public safety answering point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Geo-Comm, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brosowsky, Karl Larsen, Steven Henningsgard, Darell Stoick, Jacqueline Vaquerano, Chris Nelson
  • Patent number: 11435826
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device identifies a user on the basis of: a biological signal input unit for receiving the input of a user's biological signal detected through an electrode; a voice input unit for receiving the input of a voice signal; a biological signal inputted through the biological signal input unit; and a voice signal inputted through a microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyuk Kang, Jae-bong Yoo, Duk-ki Hong, Kyung-soo Lim
  • Patent number: 11427207
    Abstract: A system may include sensors that may acquire health data related to an individual. The system may also include a processor that may receive trip data associated with a current location of the individual and a destination location for the individual, traffic condition data associated with routes between the current location and the destination location, and weather related data associated with the routes. The processor may also receive the health data from the sensors and determine whether the individual is associated with a driver assessment score above a threshold based on the trip data, the traffic condition data, the weather data, the health data, or any combination thereof. The processor may then send an activation signal to a vehicle control system in response to the driver assessment score being above the threshold, such that the activation signal may enable the vehicle control system to control operations of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Seth E. Ethington, William Daniel Farmer, Pooja Krishnaswamy, Timothy Shiveley, Anto Chirayil Thomas, Daniel Scott Veibell
  • Patent number: 11418754
    Abstract: An image capture device may be physically connected to a computing device using a data cable. The image capture device may masquerade as an ethernet card to the computing device over the physical connection. The image capture device may communicate with the computing device over the physical connection using a wireless communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: Daryl Stimm
  • Patent number: 11403292
    Abstract: A query modification assistance system includes: a processor configured to present, in a case where at least a part of an image used as a query that is to be provided to a search engine is designated as a target to be modified, assist information for assisting a modification according to at least one condition relating to the target, to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yang Liu, Shintaro Adachi, Akinobu Yamaguchi, Daigo Horie
  • Patent number: 11403973
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display module, a support configured to rotate and support the display module, and a mounting device configured to mount a mobile device on the display module. The mobile device is configured to be paired with the display module. The mounting device includes a mounting portion including a mounting groove having a shape corresponding to a frame forming borders of the display module. The mounting portion is coupled to the frame when the frame is inserted into the mounting groove, and an accommodating portion is positioned below the mounting portion, and accommodates the mobile device such that the mobile device is mounted on the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunyong Choi, Jisu Kim, Hunsung Kim, Boum-Sik Kim, Seungjae Kim, Chul-Yong Cho, Tae-Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 11381538
    Abstract: A system and method permit users to selectively search for, and identify short segments (called snippets) of music. The user may enter one or more search terms for which they are searching within a database of musical selections. Once the search terms have been defined, the user initiates the search by selecting the search button. The system searches for one or more of the musical selections that most closely match the user's search parameters, and returns those musical selections as search results back to the user. The user then selects one of the results of the search that they like best. Once the selection is made, the user may input recipient information for the person to which they would like to send this musical selection. This musical selection may then be sent to the recipient by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Megan H. Halt, Tara R. Halt
  • Patent number: 11374319
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device may include a printed circuit board (PCB) having a ground, an antenna, a communication circuit electrically connected to the antenna through a first feeding line, a sensor module electrically connected to the antenna through a second feeding line, a first capacitor disposed on a shorting line connecting the antenna and the ground, and having a first capacitance, a second capacitor disposed on the shorting line and having a second capacitance, and a frequency-selective circuit disposed on the shorting line and selectively delivering a signal to the first capacitor or the second capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Jonghyuk Kim, Dongryul Shin, Hyoseok Na
  • Patent number: 11361489
    Abstract: A dense captioning system and method is provided for analyzing an image to generate proposed bounding regions for a plurality of visual concepts within the image, generating a region feature for each proposed bounding region to generate a plurality of region features of the image, and determining a context feature for the image using a proposed bounding region that is a largest in size of the proposed bounding regions. For each region feature of the plurality of region features of the image, the dense captioning system and method further provides for analyzing the region feature to determine for the region feature a detection score that indicates a likelihood that the region feature comprises an actual object, and generating a caption for a visual concept in the image using the region feature and the context feature when a detection score is above a specified threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Linjie Yang, Kevin Dechau Tang, Jianchao Yang, Jia Li
  • Patent number: 11356592
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus comprises a communication unit configured to communicate with an external apparatus, an image processing unit configured to perform first image processing on first image data, and a control unit configured to transmit a request for executing second image processing which is different from the first image processing on the first image data to the external apparatus via the communication unit, and receive second image data on which the second image processing has been executed from the external apparatus via the communication unit. In response that a function of the second image processing executable in the external apparatus is updated, the control unit determines whether to transmit a request again for executing the second image processing to the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryuta Mizumori, Takeshi Shinomiya
  • Patent number: 11349544
    Abstract: An information handling system (IHS) and method are provided for obtaining a wireless modem signal quality metric for each of a first antenna of an information handling system and a second antenna of the information handling system; sensing whether a first biological entity element is proximate to the first antenna of the information handling system; sensing whether a second biological entity element is proximate to the second antenna of the information handling system; and reconfiguring use of at least one of the first antenna and the second antenna by the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ching Wei Chang, Changsoo Kim, Suresh Ramasamy
  • Patent number: 11342951
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a portable communications system comprising an enclosure configured to house a plurality of components, a plurality of component holders attached to the enclosure, at least one wiring arrangement electrically coupled to the plurality of component holders, an internal power source configured to provide electrical energy to at least one component of the plurality of components, at least one input power connector configured to connect with a plurality of external power sources, a plurality of output power connectors configured to connect with a plurality of external electrical loads, a power selector switch, at least one power converter configured to convert electrical power from a first voltage level to a second voltage level, at least one transceiver comprising a plurality of antenna, at least one input device configured to receive input from a user, and at least one output device configured to present output to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Matthew L. Perry
  • Patent number: 11335097
    Abstract: Video footage captured by A/V recording and communication devices may be readily uploaded to the cloud and shared with a requesting party, such as a law enforcement agency. When a request is received from a requesting party for video footage, videos meeting the criteria specified by the requesting party may be determined. Consent requests may then be sent to users associated with each of the A/V recording and communication devices that recorded the videos meeting the criteria specified by the requesting party. When user consents to share the videos, the videos may be provided to the requesting party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Elliott Lemberger, Aaron Harpole, Mark Troughton
  • Patent number: 11330235
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a projection method and projection device. The method comprises: acquiring a sound signal sent by a user; performing locating to determine a positional relationship between the user and the projection device according to the sound signal sent by the user; determining a projected image orientation meeting viewing requirements of the user according to the positional relationship between the user and the projection device; and projecting an image to be projected onto a projection plane according to the projected image orientation. By use of the projection method provided by the disclosure, the projected image orientation may be automatically adjusted according to the viewing requirements of the user, and convenience and friendliness for human-computer interaction may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Jian Zhu, Xiangdong Zhang, Zhenyu Yu, Zhiping Luo, Dong Yan
  • Patent number: 11317711
    Abstract: An electric toothbrush includes a grip portion, a brush portion on which a replaceable toothbrush is mounted, and an illumination ring between the grip portion and the brush portion. The illumination ring is provided around the toothbrush as an annular structure so that a user can view the illumination ring no matter what angle he/she is holding the toothbrush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mamoru Katano, Hiroshi Nakamori
  • Patent number: 11314330
    Abstract: An electronic device detects, on a touch-sensitive surface, a user input directed to a user interface element associated with a respective operation, for example in a user interface for a locked mode of operation of the device. A first portion of the user input includes an increase in intensity of the contact followed by a second portion of the user input that includes a decrease in intensity of the contact. In response to the user input, the device displays a transformation of the user interface element, wherein a degree of the transformation is determined based on an intensity of the user input. If the user input satisfies feed-forward criteria, including a requirement that a characteristic intensity of the contact increase above a feed-forward intensity threshold, the device generates a first tactile output without performing the respective operation. Otherwise, the device generates a second tactile output and performs the respective operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Camille Moussette, Jean-Pierre M. Mouilleseaux, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Madeleine S. Cordier
  • Patent number: 11314282
    Abstract: A portable interface system comprising an interface device and a portable base part, wherein the interface device is fixable detachably without tools in an attachment area of the base part and wherein the interface system is designed in such a way that the interface device is activated if the interface device is detached from the base part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: WORKAROUND GMBH
    Inventors: Konstantin Brunnbauer, Michael Kettner
  • Patent number: 11307713
    Abstract: A touch sensing device includes: a substrate; a first sensor disposed on the substrate; a second sensor disposed on the substrate; and a sensing circuit electrically connected to the first sensor and the second sensor. The sensing circuit is configured to compare signals sensed by the first sensor and the second sensor in accordance with an applied touch input and determine whether the applied touch input is normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gye Won Lee, Jong Yun Kim
  • Patent number: 11304656
    Abstract: A monitoring system for obtaining a video related to medication adherence of a user, includes: a wireless communication device comprising a motion sensor, an ambient light sensor, a first transceiver transmitting data to an external device, and a first controller configured to control the motion sensor, the ambient light sensor, and the first transceiver, the wireless communication device having an attaching portion for being attached to an object containing a medication; and a wearable device including a camera, a second transceiver receiving a signal from the first transceiver, and a second controller configured to obtain video data through the camera based on the signal received through the second transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: INHANDPLUS INC.
    Inventors: Hwiwon Lee, Nam Eok Kim
  • Patent number: 11305572
    Abstract: According to aspects of the embodiments, there is provided a method of determining the amount of fountain solution employed in a digital offset lithography printing system. Fountain solution thickness is determined by examining optical density of some halftone or solid patch versus laser current level. The apparatus and method uses a variable current signal to dither or perturb the laser imaging system to irradiate a fountain solution layer to create patches at different laser current levels. An aptly programmed controller then process optical density measurements to indirectly estimate fountain solution level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: David C. Craig, Mark J. Hirsch, Mark C. Petropoulos, Eliud Robles Flores
  • Patent number: 11308923
    Abstract: An electronic device, method, and computer program product enable orienting a user interface on a display device to a detected orientation of a face. The display device presents the user interface in a default display orientation. An image capture device captures an image. A memory contains a display orientation application. A controller is communicatively coupled to the display device, the image capture device, and the memory. The controller executes the display orientation application to enable the electronic device to provide functionality of orienting the user interface. The image captured by the image capture device is received and a face is identified within the image. An orientation of the face is determined relative to the default display orientation of the display device. At least a portion of the user interface is presented on the display device in a second display orientation that correlates to the orientation of the face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rodrigo Borrozino, Benecio Pereira Goulart, Jose Douglas Bertazzoni Zambianco, Felipe Pratali, Mariane Tiemi Iguti, Thomas Ubensee, Breno Levi Correa, Joao Vinicius Perrucino Campos, Wendel Malta De Assis, Gabriela De Oliveira Ribas, Daniel Fernandes Da Nobrega
  • Patent number: 11301897
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a display interface to communicate with a display device and a processor. The processor is to: identify a mobile transaction associated with a user, wherein the mobile transaction comprises a potential transaction to be completed using a mobile device of the user; access transaction data associated with the mobile transaction; encrypt the transaction data based on an encryption key associated with the user; generate a visual code associated with the encrypted transaction data, wherein the visual code comprises visually encoded data, and wherein the visual code is generated within a protected execution environment of the processor; establish a protected datapath between the processor and the display device via the display interface; and transmit the visual code to the display device via the protected datapath, wherein the visual code is to be displayed on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shao-Wen Yang, Ned M. Smith, Addicam V. Sanjay, James Quaranta, Jr., Joshua Ruggiero, Jose A. Avalos
  • Patent number: 11293758
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are directed to increasing the accuracy of vehicle positioning. Example methods may include transmitting, by an on-board unit, a message including a motion information associated with the vehicle; determining, by a processor, a signal comprising modulating radiation, the signal identifying the vehicle; receiving, by the on-board unit, an additional message, the additional message including location information and a timestamp; and determining a location of the vehicle based on the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brennan Hamilton, John Cardillo, Krishna Bandi
  • Patent number: 11292386
    Abstract: A vehicle interior lighting system includes an illuminating unit provided in an interior of a vehicle, an imaging unit that captures a depth image including a distance to an object person in the interior, an estimating unit that estimates a three-dimensional human body model of an object person from a depth image captured by the imaging unit, a predicting unit that predicts a movement intention of an object person in an interior based on the human body model estimated by the estimating unit, and an operation controller that controls lighting of the illuminating unit according to the movement intention predicted by the predicting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11283848
    Abstract: In a method for managing and distributing content in a plurality of observation platforms, a message is generated with employment related content at a cloud based component of a content distribution manager in response to user interaction via an interface of the content distribution manager presented on a computer system. Responsive to the user interactions and to interactions of third party software via an application program interface with the cloud based component, delivery of the message is scheduled and a plurality of specified devices belonging to a specified class of employees are specified for delivery in a plurality of observation platforms at a designated time and location via the cloud based component. The message is delivered and the delivery and response to the message are measured to the plurality of observation platforms which relay the message to the plurality of specified devices at the designated time and the designated location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Theatro Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy R. VanBuskirk, Ravi Shankar Kumar, Shiva Cheedella, Steve Lucy
  • Patent number: 11282516
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a human-machine interaction processing method, an apparatus thereof, a user terminal, a processing server and a system. On the user terminal side, the method includes: receiving an interaction request voice inputted from a user, and collecting video data of the user when inputting the interaction request voice; obtaining an interaction response voice corresponding to the interaction request voice, where the interaction response voice is obtained according to expression information of the user when inputting the interaction request voice and included in the video data; and outputting the interaction response voice to the user. The method imbues the interaction response voice with an emotional tone that matches the current emotion of the user, so that the human-machine interaction process is no longer monotonous, greatly enhancing the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuangshuang Qiao, Kun Liu, Yang Liang, Xiangyue Lin, Chao Han, Mingfa Zhu, Jiangliang Guo, Xu Li, Jun Liu, Shuo Li, Shiming Yin
  • Patent number: 11277690
    Abstract: A computer system detects an occurrence of a respective event. In response, and in accordance with a determination that a first wearable audio output component of a wearable audio output device is at least partially in a first ear of the user and that a second wearable audio output component of the wearable audio output device is at least partially in a second ear of the user, the computer system displays acoustic seal information for the wearable audio output device, including concurrently displaying, via the display device: a first indication of a quality of a first acoustic seal between the first wearable audio output component and the first ear of the user; and a second indication, distinct from the first indication, of a quality of a second acoustic seal between the second wearable audio output component and the second ear of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Taylor G. Carrigan, David C. Graham, Dustin A. Hatfield
  • Patent number: 11272046
    Abstract: A mobile phone case with interchangeable, removable and attachable modular make-up and cosmetics. Various embodiments of interchangeable accessory attachments include cosmetic make up compartment, cosmetics, make-up, blush, foundation, primer, lip coloring, lip gloss, lip stick, mascara, eye liner, eye shadow, lotion, skin conditioner, acne medication, tools for application, tools for removal, brush, swab, make-up pencil, make-up pen, highlighting instrument, glitter, ink, implement, pad, wipe, and/or any other make-up related accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Innovative Music, LLC
    Inventor: Shervin Azodi
  • Patent number: 11272558
    Abstract: In an approach for a secondary mobile internet access, a processor receives a request from a mobile device for a connection to a secondary wireless access point. A processor authorizes the connection request. A processor determines bandwidth associated with the mobile device. A processor adjusts bandwidth associated with the secondary wireless access point to include at least a sum of original bandwidth of the secondary wireless access point and the bandwidth associated with the mobile device to accommodate usage by the mobile device. A processor assigns temporary bandwidth to the mobile device based on the bandwidth associated with the mobile device. A processor executes a timer to a session associated with the authorized connection for the mobile device. A processor restores the original bandwidth of the secondary wireless access point upon detecting an end of the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: KYNDRYL, INC.
    Inventors: Franz Friedrich Liebinger Portela, Cesar Augusto Rodriguez Bravo, David Alonso Campos Batista