Specific Application, Apparatus Or Process Patents (Class 700/90)
  • Patent number: 10091278
    Abstract: Technology is described for providing data exchange services. A set of definitions for a data exchange service that is accessible via a data exchange domain may be received. The data exchange service may be configured to facilitate an exchange of device reporting information transformed using the set of definitions. The exchange may be between a first device and a second device. The device reporting information may be received from the first device. The first device may be registered with the data exchange service. The device reporting information may be in accordance with the set of definitions. The device reporting information may be forwarded to a second device via the data exchange service. The device reporting information may be converted to a data format that is readable by the second device, and the device reporting information may be forwarded to a second device via the data exchange service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Garlapati, Matthew Thomas Tavis, Thomas Charles Stickle
  • Patent number: 10084610
    Abstract: A control apparatus controls consumer equipment provided in a power consumer facility. The control apparatus comprises a controller configured to transmit, information indicating an operatable function capable of being operated by an operation apparatus operating the consumer equipment among a plurality of functions of the consumer equipment, to the operation apparatus, when the control apparatus is connected to the operation apparatus via a first network provided in the consumer facility. The controller is further configured to transmit a request message for requesting execution of a function designated from the operatable function to the consumer facility, when the control apparatus receives an operation instruction of the designated function of the operatable function from the operation apparatus. The controller is further configured to select the operatable function among the plurality of functions according to whether the operation apparatus is located outside the consumer facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Yuri Sato
  • Patent number: 10032133
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic signature service receives a document to be electronically signed on behalf of an organization. The electronic signature service automatically determines at least one authorized signatory from the organization for executing the received document. The authorized signatory is determined from data describing an organizational structure and signature authorities for the organization. The electronic signature service electronically provides the document to the authorized signatory via a data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Benjamin David Follis
  • Patent number: 10033431
    Abstract: A novel procedure is described which provides a method for initialization of a group of CPE devices (short: CPEs) during a training that in part registers capabilities of the CPEs, wherein at least one CPE registers late to the training and thus cannot be registered. In accordance with the example described herein, the method comprises: determining capabilities of the CPEs during a Joining Phase of the training, wherein it is determined whether a CPE device is capable of employing vectoring. The method further comprises placing in a hold status the at least one CPE that registers late by keeping a line active that is coupled to the at least one CPE. Another Joining Phase is provided after the Joining Phase in order to register the at least one CPE which has registered late.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lantiq Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Pidder Kassel
  • Patent number: 10021145
    Abstract: A communication apparatus is disclosed. A home appliance includes a driving unit to drive a component of the home appliance, a controller configured to control the driving unit, a communication unit configured to provide network setup related information to an access point apparatus, to receive network related information from the access point apparatus, to access the access point apparatus after receiving the network related information, and to provide, to a server, after accessing the access point apparatus, product related information for product registration, and a memory configured to store the received network related information. Accordingly, it is possible to conveniently perform product registration of the home appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Koonseok Lee
  • Patent number: 10014030
    Abstract: A video file and relation chain information of the video file are obtained. A video-file editing information is generated with the relation chain information. The video file is edited with the video-file editing information. The edited video file is played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Shaohua Luo
  • Patent number: 10007241
    Abstract: A system and method for remotely controlling behavior of multiple devices are presented. The system comprises a plurality of devices, e.g. puffers, and a remote master controller. Each device includes a radio frequency (RF) control system for programming and control of its operation. The communication between the puffer and the master controller during mass programming is through Bluetooth Low Energy peripheral mode and observer mode. Using its peripheral mode, the master controller advertises a desired program for the puffers in an orchard through a custom UUID. Each puffer picks up and parses the custom UUID and reprograms itself. Each puffer also uses its peripheral mode to advertise its configuration to be picked up by the master controller so that the master controller can verify that the puffer has correctly reprogrammed itself based on the mass programming advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Suterra, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Hedin, Joseph Bonniwell, Matt Hamman
  • Patent number: 10002473
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to displaying user preferences related to operation of a vehicle. For example, the associated systems and methods may include receiving a user's personal information and preferences and displaying them on an in-vehicle infotainment system or a mobile device application. More particularly, the user may input her automobile insurance provider, health insurance provider, medical information, a preferred repair facility or mechanic, a preferred towing company, a preferred hospital, an emergency contact number, the user's blood type, etc. The user preferences may be stored and displayed on the in-vehicle infotainment system or the mobile device application. Furthermore, the in-vehicle infotainment system or the mobile device application may receive vehicle diagnostic information from the vehicle, and display user preferences based on the diagnostic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: William J. Leise, Douglas Albert Graff, Christina P. Mullen
  • Patent number: 9998297
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for controlling a smart home device to upload data and a method and an apparatus for acquiring data uploaded by a smart home device are provided. The method includes: acquiring operation status data of the smart home device; and according to binding relationships of the smart home device with application servers, sending the operation status data to all bound application servers; wherein the smart home device is bound to at least two application servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: Yanlu Zhang, Ziguang Gao, Enxing Hou
  • Patent number: 9997246
    Abstract: Methods including performing an access operation on a memory device using trims corresponding to trim settings, receiving a command to suspend the access operation, loading updated trim settings into a particular trim register of the memory device, setting updated trims for the access operation in response to the updated trim settings of the particular trim register, and resuming the access operation using the updated trims. Apparatus including an external controller and a memory device having an internal controller configured to set trims in response to trim settings and to perform an access operation on an array of memory cells using the trims in response to receiving the access command, wherein the external controller is configured to select trim settings corresponding to a desired mode of operation, and to transmit the selected trim settings to the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Grunzke
  • Patent number: 9967109
    Abstract: An information presenting method includes: receiving, from a refrigerator, a signal including an identification result of an identified user; extracting a scheduled future event by referring to schedule information corresponding to the user, based on the identification result of the user, the schedule information being included in a plurality of pieces of schedule information of users; determining an item associated with the extracted scheduled future event; generating information including information that is to be presented to the user, based on the determined item, the information that is to be presented to the user being included in stock information that relates to one or more items stored in the refrigerator; and transmitting, to an apparatus through the network, a signal for causing the apparatus to output the generated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Kozo Nishimura, Tomohiko Kitamura
  • Patent number: 9961512
    Abstract: A method for operating devices in a ZigBee network comprising ZigBee Green Power (ZGP)-capable devices and non-ZGP-capable devices, both to be controlled by at least one ZGPD device, is disclosed. In one example, the ZGPD device transmits a ZGPD command frame, and, upon reception of the ZGPD command frame from the ZGPD device, a ZGP-capable device: translates the received ZGPD command to a regular ZigBee command compatible with non-ZGP-capable devices, forwards the translated command, and tunnels the ZGPD command using a ZGP tunneling mechanism, wherein the ZGP-capable devices controlled by the ZGPD device execute only the tunneled command, if the controlled application functionality is supported, and wherein the non-ZGP-capable devices controlled by the ZGPD device execute only the translated command, if the controlled application functionality is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Marinus Gerardus Maria Tolhuizen, Bozena Erdmann, Robert Cornelis Houtepen
  • Patent number: 9928546
    Abstract: A method of processing data in connection with a security is provided. The security is collateralized by a plurality of home mortgage loans or by portions of the plurality of home mortgage loans. The method comprises generating payment projections regarding principal and interest payment projections for the plurality of home mortgage loans; determining that the payment projections have errors; and modifying loan characteristic data to eliminate errors in the loan characteristic data that cause errors in the payment projections. According to another embodiment, a method comprises receiving payment data regarding the plurality of loans a plurality of times separated by a plurality of days during the reporting cycle. Each time the payment data is received, the payment data is processed and the opportunity to make corrections is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Fannie Mae
    Inventors: Dror Oppenheimer, Maryann Bastnagel, William P. Nixon, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9910575
    Abstract: The present invention relates to assisting a user in selecting a lighting device (408) design through receiving an image of a scene, e.g. the user taking a picture using his/her smartphone of his/her living room (410) and analyzing this image in order to select or generate a lighting device (408) design. The analysis can comprise determining the presence of a pattern, material or color in the scene and a lighting device (408) design can be selected (e.g. from an electronic catalog) that comprises a similar pattern, material or color. As another example, a lighting device (408) design can be generated to match such a pattern, material or color. The invention further comprises a system and computer program product for implementation of this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Petrus Johannes Hendrikus Seuntiens, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Chris Damkat, Bram Knaapen, Anthonie Hendrik Bergman, Wei Pien Lee, Tim Dekker, Stefan Donivan Twigt, Robertus Antonius Jacobus Maria Hovers, Bertrand Rigot
  • Patent number: 9910927
    Abstract: Example embodiments of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing an interactive graphical user interface (GUI) on an interactive mirror display. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include identifying an item based on an identification device affixed to the item and accessing product information for the item from a product database. The method may further include generating a recommendation for an additional item related to the item. The method may further include generating the interactive GUI using the product information and the recommendation and causing the interactive GUI to be presented on the interactive mirror display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Healey Cypher, Tracy Ogishi, Darren Endo, Michael Franklin, Lars Wensel
  • Patent number: 9900784
    Abstract: A method for geo-location of a wireless communication unit (410) is provided. The communication unit (410) communicates with a wireless communication network (430) of a wireless communication system (400). A probability density function is derived for the location of the wireless communication unit (410), from measured information and/or information about the wireless communication network (430). The probability density function is sampled to provide spatial and probability information about each of at least two possible locations for the wireless communication unit (410). A wireless communication system (400) and a method of selecting enhancements to a wireless communication system (400) are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions UK Limited
    Inventor: Michael Joseph Flanagan
  • Patent number: 9863392
    Abstract: A system for providing driving insurance for an individual driver may comprise at least one subsystem implemented on one or more computing systems configured for electronically calculating a risk of insuring a driver for liability arising from a vehicle accident regardless of any specific vehicle driven by the driver during the accident, at least one subsystem implemented on one or more computing systems configured for electronically and automatically calculating an insurance premium rate based on the previously calculated risk, and at least one subsystem implemented on one or more computing systems configured for electronically preparing an insurance policy according to the calculated premium rate wherein the insurance policy provides liability vehicle insurance covering the driver regardless of any specific vehicle driven by the driver during an accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Robert Lance Tucker, Bradly Jay Billman
  • Patent number: 9858789
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for security and/or automation systems. The methods may include detecting an event in a home associated with a first occupant of the home, and identifying a presence of a second occupant in the home. In any embodiment, the second occupant may be different from the first occupant. The method may further include providing an alert to the second occupant of the home based at least in part on the detected event and the identifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Child, Michelle Zundel
  • Patent number: 9857873
    Abstract: A tactile sense providing apparatus comprising a tactile sense providing unit, a measuring light source unit, a light-receiving unit; and a control unit. The control unit is configured to calculate a distance to an object based on a light emitted by the measuring light source unit and received by the light-receiving unit, determine a tactile stimulus condition based on the distance; and drive the tactile sense providing unit according to the tactile stimulus condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Osamu Ito
  • Patent number: 9858641
    Abstract: A method comprising: obtaining a first viewpoint representing a partial depiction of a system, wherein the first viewpoint comprises a property base, an instance base and a class base; obtaining a second viewpoint representing a partial depiction of the system, wherein the second viewpoint comprises a property base, an instance base and a class base, wherein the instance base of the second viewpoint is different than the instance base of the first viewpoint; creating a third viewpoint based on the first and second viewpoints, wherein the third viewpoint representing the system, wherein the third viewpoint comprises a property base, an instance base and a class base, wherein the instance base comprises instances defined by the instance base of the first viewpoint and instances defined by the instance base of the second viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lior Limonad, Michael Masin, Aviad Sela, Yishai A Feldman
  • Patent number: 9845967
    Abstract: An intelligent with abnormality alarm which may comprise a housing, jacks in the surface of the housing and a conductive component arranged within the housing, wherein the housing is internally provided with a single chip processor as well as a current detection module, a voltage detection module, an outdoor temperature detection module, an indoor temperature detection module, a display module and a power supply module which are electrically connected with the single chip processor respectively. The power supply module is connected with the display module to power it. The socket may be used to carry out a real-time monitoring without making modification to the software and hardware. After applying the air conditioner socket of the present invention, the user may replace the socket of the air conditioner of a corresponding model him or her, i.e., the monitoring of an installed air conditioner may be accomplished with a minimum cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Staba Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuhua Deng
  • Patent number: 9836867
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering an image of a selected garment on a photograph containing a selected individual are disclosed. A computer-implemented method includes: analyzing and tagging, by a computing device, a plurality of photographs stored in a repository; receiving, by the computing device, an indication of a selected garment and a selected individual; determining, by the computing device, a selected photograph from the plurality of photographs based on at least one of: appropriateness of outfit; appropriateness of environment; and usage patterns; generating, by the computing device, an augmented photograph by superimposing an image of the selected garment on the selected photograph; and transmitting, by the computing device, the augmented photograph to a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 9822596
    Abstract: Techniques for releasing a well tool string from a wireline release tool includes initiating actuation of a linear actuator of the wireline release tool, the actuator coupled to an inner mandrel on which a retractable latch rides, the retractable latch including a profile formed on an outer surface of the latch that is coupled to the well tool string; actuating the actuator to move the inner mandrel of the wireline release tool to remove support of the profile by a ramp formed on the outer surface, the profile retracted toward the inner mandrel based on the movement of the inner mandrel; decoupling the profile from the well tool string based on retraction of the profile toward the inner mandrel; and moving the wireline release tool into a position to release the wireline release tool from the well tool string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Gammill Clemens, Bryan William Kasperski, Matthew Craig Mlcak, George Nathan Aldredge
  • Patent number: 9785542
    Abstract: A method for debugging test procedures for automated device testing is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a command to update at least one modified test procedure modified during a first debugging session and saving state information for a test plan, wherein the state information comprises information regarding a breakpoint entry location, and wherein the modified test procedure is invoked within the test plan. The method subsequently comprises suspending execution of the test plan and unloading the modified test procedure. It also comprises compiling the modified test procedure to produce a compiled file and then reloading the test procedure into the test plan using the compiled file. Finally, it comprises resuming execution of the modified test procedure in a second debugging session and breaking the execution during the second debugging session at a breakpoint corresponding to the breakpoint entry location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Mark Elston, Leon Chen, Harsanjeet Singh, Hironori Maeda, Ankan Pramanick, Youbi Katsu
  • Patent number: 9788042
    Abstract: Provided is an image display apparatus including: an interface unit through which a pointing signal is received from an external input device; and a display unit that includes a first region and a second region which are distinguishable from each other and on any one of which an image object of which a function is activated by the pointing signal is displayed; and a controller that activates an application corresponding to a predetermined pattern, when in a state where a content screen is output to the first and second regions of the display unit, the image object that is displayed according to the pointing signal moves in the predetermined pattern, in which while maintaining the outputting of the content screen, the controller performs control in such a manner that a control screen for an external apparatus, which corresponds to the activation of the application, is output to the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventors: Sijeong Ro, Myungbok Yoo, Duksung Kim
  • Patent number: 9773127
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a memory that stores, for each of a plurality of items that can be described in extensions included in a certificate signing request, item names and item contents with associating each of the item names with a respective one of the item contents; an acquiring unit that acquires specific information; a preparation unit that makes out a specific certificate signing request including specific extensions in which a specific item name and a specific item content are described, according to a condition for making out specific extensions which is determined in response to a user's instruction, by acquiring the specific item name and the specific item content from the memory and using the acquired specific information, specific item name and specific item content; and an output unit that outputs the specific certificate signing request to an outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoru Yanagi
  • Patent number: 9766881
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method executable by a multi-tenant server system to manage a project is provided. The method includes receiving user input data indicating project data that includes at least one of project information, task information, and details information associated with the project; associating tenant-specific metadata with the project data; and storing the project data and the associated tenant-specific metadata in a project data datastore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Belinda Wong
  • Patent number: 9758303
    Abstract: A method of and device for generating an identifiable signal to facilitate an order picking process are disclosed. The method and device can be used on an order picking station having containers with items to be picked. In some embodiments, the station has multiple shelves having signal generating devices coupled with each of the containers on the shelves. The device takes the information of the items to be picked and generate identifiable signals, such that the device provides visual effects to facilitate workers' picking and gathering efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventor: Fernando Antonio Sanchez Marquez
  • Patent number: 9749455
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a communication unit configured to communicate with at least one a first electronic device or at least one second external device by at least one communication method, and a control unit configured to, when a message is received from the first electronic device, identify at least one of the second electronic device to which a message is sent in response to the message received from the first electronic device, create the message that is to be sent to the identified second electronic device, and send the created message to the second electronic device. Other various embodiments may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Ryang Chung, Suck-Ho Seo, Sung-Ho Park, Dong-Hyoun Son, Il-Sung Hong, Ji-Hyun Park, Ki-Soo Cho
  • Patent number: 9740826
    Abstract: A wireless medical room control arrangement includes a wireless controller having a wireless router. A room identifier and a device identifier are stored in the controller. A communication interface sends commands to and receives commands from the wireless controller. In response to commands from the interface, the wireless controller sends wireless control signals to operate medical devices in the room. A room monitor adjacent a doorway provides room identifiers to medical devices and wireless controllers entering the room and provides dummy identifiers to medical devices and controllers exiting the room. The room monitors may connect to a global network processor that determines the location of the medical devices in a medical facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Prabhu Raghavan, Travis Morgan
  • Patent number: 9734459
    Abstract: A method for managing a project including displaying, to a user, a Gantt chart illustrating one or more project items of the project as one or more corresponding bars, alerting the user when one of the one or more project items has a status of warning or critical, selecting one of the one or more corresponding bars, and displaying additional information pertaining to the project item corresponding to the selected one of the one or more corresponding bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Barrett, Andrew Barnett
  • Patent number: 9730298
    Abstract: Lighting units, systems, and methods are described herein for determining whether occupancy detections are legitimate or not. Methods and systems are further described herein for powering down a network of power over ethernet (PoE) components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Philips Lighting Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Jurgen Mario Vangeel, Mark Henricus Verberkt, Peter Fitski
  • Patent number: 9721301
    Abstract: A computer-based method for obtaining repair estimates for a vehicle, and a related network server, are provided. The method comprises receiving a vehicle identification number (VIN) over a network from a customer computer, retrieving vehicle information, associated with the VIN, from a database, sending the vehicle information and a graphical representation of the vehicle, including a plurality of selectable vehicle damage locations, over the network to the customer computer, receiving a selection of at least one vehicle damage location over the network from the customer computer, receiving at least one image of the vehicle over the network from the customer computer, storing the vehicle information, the selected damage location and the vehicle image as a repair job in a non-volatile memory or the database, and sending a notification, indicating that the new repair job is available for review, over the network to at least one repair provider computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: SHzoom LLC
    Inventor: Ingrid Cook
  • Patent number: 9715678
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for presenting a plurality of shared calendars in a single electronic display frame or window where each of the plurality of shared calendars is displayed in a common view mode relative to other displayed shared calendars. Users may select one or more shared calendars to be displayed in the same display frame or window as their own calendar. Upon selection of a shared calendar to be displayed alongside a first calendar, an aggregate view object is called to control and coordinate all shared calendars selected for display in the common window or frame. The aggregate view object determines the view data object, including view mode (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly) and other calendar display settings of the first or active calendar displayed in the common view of shared calendars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Hill, Hans Bjordahl
  • Patent number: 9709255
    Abstract: A smart home-care security device includes a security device that includes a master control board and installed for home use. The master control board is electrically connected with an image-taking module that recognizes a target body, a communication module connectable with multiple electrical appliances, and a detection module, and a reminder module for indicating and reminding. The detection module includes: a microwave measurement module using microwave to detect blood pressure data of the target body; a biological recognition module using microwave to detect a physiological signal of the target body; and a water quality measurement module installed in home water supply facility to inspect and wirelessly transmit water quality. The security device uses the detection module to conduct remote monitoring of the target body in order to establish detailed data of the target body and allow the communication module to provide voice control and wireless connection with the electrical appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Kaipo Chen
  • Patent number: 9710973
    Abstract: A system that includes a head mounted display device and a processing unit connected to the head mounted display device is used to fuse virtual content into real content. In one embodiment, the processing unit is in communication with a hub computing device. The processing unit and hub may collaboratively determine a map of the mixed reality environment. Further, state data may be extrapolated to predict a field of view for a user in the future at a time when the mixed reality is to be displayed to the user. This extrapolation can remove latency from the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Avi Bar-Zeev, J. Andrew Goossen, John Tardif, Mark S. Grossman, Harjit Singh
  • Patent number: 9681357
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable storage medium that enable the monitoring and control of a device via a network, such as the Internet, via an interactive hardware module that interfaces with the device and communicates with a module server located locally or remotely from the placement of the module. The hardware module allows for the transmission and receipt of data between the device interfaced to the hardware module and the module server, thereby enabling the user manually or automatically to control or monitor the device via an access medium, such as an API. The hardware module and the device may be interfaced via a wired or a wireless connection. Furthermore, the hardware module and the module server may enable the activation of an inactive device from a remote location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: ioBridge, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Stanley Mawrey, Jason Thomas Winters, Peter Thomas Scharler
  • Patent number: 9674930
    Abstract: A lighting control apparatus includes a wireless communication module to receive tag information transmitted from a light switch, a control module to register the received tag information by matching the received tag information with at least one of a plurality of lighting devices, and to control the lighting devices using the registered tag information, and a storage module to store the tag information and identification information of the lighting device matched with the tag information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Hun Kim, Ki Chul Chang
  • Patent number: 9652347
    Abstract: A cloud computing platform is disclosed that utilizes a messaging platform configured to receive input message from one or more remote testing devices identifiable via one or more codes and generate a reply message to request test data or information from the one or more remote testing devices. The messaging platform is configured to interface with one or more remote or mobile computing devices to transmit the test data or information for the one or more testing devices to the one or more remote computing devices. The platform also includes a data storage platform configured to receive the test data or information from the one or more testing devices and store the test data or information to one or more data storage devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Andrew Frenz
  • Patent number: 9652118
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method of determining a color palette to be associated with an audio selection is presented. The system and method includes receiving an audio selection, sending data associated with the audio selection to a music information server and receiving information about the audio selection, sending the information to a color palette server that selects one or more color palettes based on the information, receiving the color palettes from the color palette server, associating one of the color palettes with the audio selection, and sending the associated color palette and audio selection to one or more third parties using a mode of social media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Marcus Thomas LLC
    Inventors: King Hill, Mark Bachmann, Jamie Venorsky, Jason Hutchison, Kevin Delsanter, Carolyn Fertig, Kara Gildone, Brian Klausner, Scott Chapin
  • Patent number: 9633536
    Abstract: An intruder alarm and deterrent system includes a plurality of motion sensors around a dwelling being in communication with an existing sprinkler system. Upon sensing an adult intruder, the sprinkler system is activated to broadcast a spray of water to douse, startle, and scare away the intruder. The intruder alarm also provides an audible alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Monica Makarovich, Donald Kirkham
  • Patent number: 9620589
    Abstract: Integrated circuits and methods for fabricating integrated circuits are provided. In an embodiment, a method includes providing a semiconductor substrate, defining a length on the semiconductor substrate corresponding to opposing vertices of a nanowire, removing a portion of the semiconductor substrate to provide a first fin structure and a second fin structure, etching a first cavity proximate to the first side, depositing a protective layer in the first cavity, removing a portion of the protective layer to expose a portion of the semiconductor substrate, and etching a second cavity at the exposed semiconductor substrate where the first and second cavities communicate. The first and second fin structures are adjacent where the length of the first fin structure corresponds to the opposing vertices and has a first side and a second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Nicolas Sassiat, Ran Yan, Kun-Hsien Lin, Jan Hoentschel
  • Patent number: 9619082
    Abstract: A control method and device comprising a touch screen, the touch screen displaying at least one touch control zone for transmitting a command to a piece of equipment. The touch screen is continuously unlocked. The touch screen is in a passive state presenting a first display mode when no control zone has been touched by a person. On being touched, the touch screen is put into an active state imparting a second display mode thereto that is distinct from the first display mode. After the touch screen has passed from the passive state to the active state, all of the requested commands are validated jointly by operating validation means, the control device transmitting at least one signal to at least one piece of equipment in order to convey the commands and the touch screen then being placed in the passive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Lionel Fontaine
  • Patent number: 9613340
    Abstract: This invention discloses a novel system and method for displaying electronic documents that are subject to approval by multiple parties. The invention presents approval by person as a separate indication on the original document. The system automatically reviews the document to determine its type and then using the type, looks up the recipient list that is associated with that type of document. The document is then transmitted to those recipients for approval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Workshare Ltd.
    Inventor: John Safa
  • Patent number: 9535767
    Abstract: Techniques for effectuating a virtual NUMA architecture for virtual machines are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, a system determines the physical topology of a datacenter. When instantiating a virtual machine, the system determines a number of NUMA nodes for that VM based on the physical topology. The system then directs a second system to instantiate the virtual machine with the determined number of NUMA nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Jacob Oshins
  • Patent number: 9495969
    Abstract: A received transport stream may be demultiplexed into a compressed audio stream and a control stream. The compressed audio stream may be decoded. Audio corresponding to a tuned program may be stored. The stored audio may be separated from the compressed audio stream by subtracting the stored audio from the decoded audio stream, until a no-active-speech command is found in the control stream. Responsive to the no-active-speech command, the subtracting may be omitted for a period corresponding to a duration of the no-active-speech command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Arturo A. Rodriguez, David A. Sedacca, Albert Garcia
  • Patent number: 9489377
    Abstract: Embodiments infer a difficulty attribute of a recipe. A recipe is obtained that includes recipe content such as preparation steps and ingredients. A recipe server identifies attribute features in the recipe content, where the attribute features are representative of portions of the recipe content that are correlated with difficulty attributes. The recipe server determines whether the recipe is associated with a difficulty attribute based on the attribute features and obtained attribute parameters corresponding to the attribute features. A difficulty attribute determined to be associated with a recipe is transmitted to a client device in response to a request for the recipe. The estimated difficulty attribute is used to filter recipes sent in response to a request for recipes, where the request specifies a criterion based on the difficulty attribute. The estimated difficulty attribute is used to select recipes for recommendation to a user based on that user's preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Yummly, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Feller, Vadim Geshel, Gregory Allen Druck, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9474969
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method for detecting a plurality of stimulus signals generated by a gaming accessory device, identifying a plurality of substitute gaming stimulations associated with the plurality of stimulus signals, substituting the plurality of stimulus signals with the plurality of substitute gaming stimulations, incorporating in each of the plurality of substitute gaming stimulations a first unique identifier to generate a plurality of updated substitute gaming stimulations, transmitting the plurality of updated substitute gaming stimulations to a computing device executing a gaming application, and receiving from the computing device a plurality of game action results, where each of the plurality of gaming action results comprises the first unique identifier of a corresponding one of the plurality of updated substitute gaming stimulations. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Kim Rom, Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Jacob Wolff-Petersen, Bruce Hawver, Francis Arnold Grever, Tino Soelberg, Christopher John Nicolella
  • Patent number: 9418286
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a feature amount extraction unit configured to extract each feature amount from a connected image generated by connecting images photographed from different viewpoints; and a specific object recognition unit configured to perform a process of determining a position of a specific object based on the feature amount extracted by the feature amount extraction unit. The feature amount extraction unit performs a feature amount extraction process to which a separated filter in which filter-formed regions are set to be separated is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Yokono
  • Patent number: 9390161
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system for the extraction of keyphrases from natural text. For the purpose of this document, keyphrases are text segments that represent the main topic of a text. The method of the present invention may facilitate keyphrase extraction from any length of text. The text may be of several varieties, such as, for example a sentence, paragraph, document or collection of documents. Phrase separator methods may be applied to the text to extract phrases from the text. From these phrases the present invention may identify the one or more phrases that are integral to the meaning of the text and these may be identified as the keyphrases of the text. The text may be indexed using the keyphrases so that a search based upon any of the keyphrases will cause search engines and/or text retrieval means to retrieve the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Shady Shehata, Fakhri Karray, Mohamed Salem Kamel