Specific Application, Apparatus Or Process Patents (Class 700/90)
  • Patent number: 11036361
    Abstract: A method at an electronic device with a display includes: displaying a user interface having a first region and a second region; receiving, and displaying in the first region of the user interface, a live video stream of a physical environment captured by a remote video camera; displaying, in the second region, a timeline corresponding to a timespan for a first portion of a duration during which the live video stream may have been recorded; in response to receiving a user interaction to move the timespan to a second portion of the duration, transitioning the displayed timeline to a new timeline that corresponds to the timespan for the second portion, and while transitioning, displaying, in the first region, a subset of video frames representing the first and/or second portion of the duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Charles Burns, George Alban Heitz, III, James Edward Stewart, Cameron Hill, Seungho Yang, Joe Delone Venters, William Alex Finlayson, Carsten Hinz, Timothy Samuel Psiaki, Nathan Scott Klee, Gregory Rourk Nelson, Kevin James Avery, Lawrence W. Neal, Martin Davidsson
  • Patent number: 11030506
    Abstract: A method for detecting tag tampering on an item located in a venue is provided. The method may include registering a first tag and a second tag with the item, wherein the first tag and the second tag are located on the item. The method may further include pairing the first tag and the second tag that are registered with the item. The method may further include, determining and registering a distance between the first tag and the second tag on the item. The method may further include detecting whether tag tampering occurs on the item, whereby detecting whether tag tampering occurs comprises detecting whether the first tag and the second tag are displaced from the registered distance between the first tag and the second tag associated with the item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lisa Seacat DeLuca
  • Patent number: 11025563
    Abstract: A network switch includes a device interface configured to facilitate communication between the network switch and a plurality of building devices that serve a space, network routing circuitry configured to route network communications associated with the building devices in accordance with one or more network parameters, a control circuit configured to control the plurality of devices via the network communications to provide a plurality of space use cases for the space. and a network manager circuit configured to determine values for the one or more network parameters based on the plurality of space use cases for the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Sheri L. Meyer, Radu M. Dorneanu, Mark L. Ziolkowski
  • Patent number: 11016147
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an intelligent monitoring system for an energy switch accessory device, comprising a smart device monitoring unit, a data processing unit, and a data storage unit. A wireless connection and a physical connection of a device are separately checked. Electrical information of a device is obtained through the physical connection. A device is categorized as an ordinary device if the wireless connection of with the device is disconnected while the physical connection with the device is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
    Inventors: Xiangming Wen, Jinlong Mi, Chunlei Sun, Zhaoming Lu, Yan Tian, Jingyi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11004290
    Abstract: A queue management system in accordance with present embodiments may include a data server system including a processor and memory. The queue management system may include an interface system of the data server system configured to receive a reservation request including an indication of a general time period of arrival of a guest to an area. Additionally, the queue management system may include a reservation right allotment system of the data server system configured to correlate a reservation slot for accessing an attraction to identification information for the guest. Further, the queue management system may include a detection system of the data server system configured to determine when a portable identification feature associated with the identification information has arrived to the area, and a reservation assignment system of the data server system configured to establish a reservation to access the attraction at a specific time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Justin Michael Schwartz, Ross Alan Osterman, Jeffrey Lamar Polk
  • Patent number: 10997647
    Abstract: Disclosed are a coffee drink order processing apparatus using an unmanned coffee drink making machine and an operating method thereof. The present invention may provide support so that, when an order request message for a coffee drink is received from a client terminal of a user, a making-reservation command for the coffee drink ordered by the user is transmitted to the unmanned coffee drink making machine installed in an unmanned coffee drink selling store in consideration of an expected arrival time of the user at the unmanned coffee drink selling store, and thus the user may immediately pick up the coffee drink that the user ordered without a waiting time when the user arrives at the unmanned coffee drink selling store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: DAL.KOMM CO., LTD
    Inventors: Sungwon Jee, Youngseok Kang, Sera Park
  • Patent number: 10986788
    Abstract: A control system includes a shell including an enclosed area, one or more carts moving on a track within the enclosed area, an air supplier within the enclosed area, one or more vents connected to the air supplier and configured to output air within the enclosed area, and a controller. The controller is configured to: identify a plant on the one or more carts; determine a humidity recipe for the identified plant; control the air output from the one or more vents based on the humidity recipe for the identified plant; receive an image of the plant the in one or more carts captured by the imaging sensor; and update the humidity recipe for the plant based on the captured image of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GROW SOLUTIONS TECH LLC
    Inventors: Gary Bret Millar, Mark Gerald Stott, Todd Garrett Tueller, Michael Stephen Hurst, Alan Ray Bentley, Taylor John Woodbury
  • Patent number: 10980337
    Abstract: A system and method for communicatively pairing a mobile communication device and a furniture item, such as a desk or table, includes placing the mobile communication device in a communication zone associated with the furniture item. In response to placing the mobile communication device in the communication zone, a communication link is established between the mobile communication device and a communication circuit of the furniture item. A user interface is then displayed on a display screen of the mobile communication device to show a preset height, such as a standing or sitting height, for the furniture device. When a user selects the preset height, an actuator adjusts the furniture item to the specific height. The communication circuit may use any available wireless communication protocol or circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HERMAN MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Gibson, Christopher Hoyt, Nicolas Milani, Kurt Dykema, Dave Moelker, Jared Thomas
  • Patent number: 10938813
    Abstract: A method for registering a first electronic entity of a user, which is capable of generating event data. The method includes: after a first main service platform dedicated to the first electronic entity receives a first registration request coming from a user terminal and including a user identifier for identifying/authenticating the user by a secondary service platform, the secondary service platform receives a second registration request including the user identifier from the first main service platform. Upon positive identification/authentication of the user by the secondary service platform, the first electronic entity is registered in a database of the secondary service platform, in association with an account of the user. Once the secondary service platform receives event data from the first electronic entity, the event data is made available to the second main service platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Benoit Suzanne, Jerome Galloyer
  • Patent number: 10932344
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for emulating an environment created by the outputs of a plurality of devices. The system receives device control data for a device in a first venue. The control of the outputs of said devices according to the device control data creates an environment within the first venue. The system retrieves profile data for devices within a second venue. The system associates a device in the second venue with a device from the first venue, both devices having a similar output type. The system then generates control information adapted from the associated device of the first venue for the device in the second venue. The system controls the outputs of each device in the second plurality of devices according to the generated control information to emulate the environment within the first venue in the second venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: David Shoop, Dylan M. Wondra
  • Patent number: 10922716
    Abstract: This disclosure generally covers systems and methods that identify objects within an augmented reality (“AR”) scene (received from a user) to gather information concerning the user's physical environment or physical features and to recommend products. In particular, the disclosed systems and methods detect characteristics of multiple objects shown within an AR scene received from a user and, based on the detected characteristics, select products to recommend to the user. When analyzing characteristics, in some embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods determine visual characteristics associated with the real object or virtual object, such as color or location of an object. The disclosed systems and methods, in some embodiments, then select an endorsed product to recommend for use with the real object—based on the determined visual characteristics—and create a product recommendation that recommends the endorsed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Gaurush Hiranandani, Kumar Ayush, Chinnaobireddy Varsha, Sai Varun Reddy Maram
  • Patent number: 10887189
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed at mapping and controlling network-enabled IoT devices housed in an environment via a graphical user interface (GUI) of an electronic device. The disclosed features include generating a digital map representing the 3D or the 2D position of the IoT devices in the environment. In some embodiments, the digital map can be overlaid on a layout of a physical floorplan of the environment also showing physical objects in the environment. Different IoT devices in the environment can be controlled via a GUI common to the different IoT devices. Additionally, the GUI can be used to select a group of IoT devices and perform group-wise control of the IoT devices in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jesus Flores Guerra
  • Patent number: 10880973
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a sensor control device (200) for a connected lighting system (100), said connected lighting system comprising multiple luminaires (122) arranged in a region, the sensor control device obtaining from received sensor data the occupant locations in sub-regions associated with the sensor data and/or multiple illuminance levels for multiple points in the sub-region, and defines a virtual sensor at a virtual sensor location. The occupancy state and/or illuminance level from the virtual sensor are used to control a luminaire of the multiple luminaires, the luminaire covering the virtual sensor location in the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Ashish Vijay Pandharipande, David Ricardo Caicedo Fernández
  • Patent number: 10880701
    Abstract: Multicast expert system information dissemination systems and methods making use of artificial intelligence are provided. The systems and methods include a wireless device for receiving RF multicast information messages from a content provider wherein said information is descriptive of objects potentially of interest to users of the device. Received multicast messages may include information parameters about objects of potentially interest to the user. The wireless device also includes a knowledge base prestored in the wireless device descriptive of the user's level of interest in various objects. Artificial intelligence expert system control is used to evaluate a combination of the user's level of interest in the object information and distance from the user to the location where the object may be obtained. The artificial intelligence expert system derives a user advisory action index. In one embodiment the artificial intelligence may be implemented using fuzzy logic inference engine apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Robert D. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10867458
    Abstract: In some implementations, a system can trigger an action to be performed at a property based on satisfaction of criteria related to location information and a connection status of a mobile computing device. Location information of the mobile computing device relative of a pre-defined geographic region including at least a portion of the property is initially obtained. A connection status of the mobile computing device for a short range wireless connection with a communication-enabled device within the property is then obtained. Criteria for an action at the property is then determined to be satisfied by the location information and the connection status of the mobile computing device. The action is finally triggered to be performed at the property in response to determining that criteria for the action is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Kyle Rankin Johnson, William Wireko Mensah
  • Patent number: 10846780
    Abstract: Techniques for using sensor data from an auto replenishment device (ARD) to generate recommendations for ordering other items not associated with an ARD, updating a quantity of an already ordered item, or updating a time period associated with delivery of the ordered items. In embodiments, order history information associated with a user profile for a plurality of items may be maintained. Consumption data from a sensor of an ARD may be received that indicates a current amount of the item. A subset of items may be determined based at least in part on the consumption data and the order history information. In accordance with at least one embodiment, instructions for delivering the subset of items to a location associated with the user profile may be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Jonathan Lefkow, Chris Brown, Samuel Stevens Heyworth
  • Patent number: 10841124
    Abstract: A modular door and frame that can be manufactured and supplied to end users with various combinations of intelligent features. The intelligent features allow functions to be performed by the door and/or frame. Also, conditions or events to be detected and monitored at the intelligent door and/or remote locations. Data relating to the various functions, events, or conditions can be communicated across a network that is communicatively coupled to the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: EDST, LLC
    Inventors: Dave Marcinkowski, Thomas Mandry
  • Patent number: 10831451
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-executable instructions for synthesizing a performant program include receiving a plurality of input examples. A plurality of input and output data pairs are generated using the input examples as input to the synthesized program. An expanded equivalence set is generated from the plurality of input and output data pairs. The expanded equivalence set is input to a synthesis engine to synthesize a first performant program. The first performant program is received. The first performant program does not satisfy at least one input and output data pair of the plurality of input and output data pairs. At least one input and output data pairs is added to the equivalence set. The equivalence set of input and output data pairs to the synthesis engine to synthesize a second performant program. The second performant program is determined to satisfy each of the plurality of input and output data pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Abhishek Udupa, Sumit Gulwani
  • Patent number: 10833888
    Abstract: An automatic configuration device, for an Internet-of-Things (IoT) device, which operates a data analysis-based automation system includes when various types of IoT devices are registered in a system, a data analysis-based automation system for supporting both use of functions of the IoT devices and an effective analysis of collected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Mal Hee Kim, Nae Soo Kim, Seong Ik Cho, Cheol Sig Pyo
  • Patent number: 10827597
    Abstract: A mobile device that is configured for wireless communication may be configured to operate as a remote control device in a lighting control system, controlling one or more lighting control devices of the lighting control system. The remote control device may control the light intensity in a space, for instance at a location of the remote control device, in response to an ambient light intensity measured at the remote control device. The remote control device may define a user interface for receiving an input that indicates a desired light intensity at the location. The remote control device may measure the ambient light intensity at the location via a light detector, compare the measured ambient light intensity to the desired light intensity, and cause the one or more lighting control devices to adjust the ambient light intensity at the remote control device until it agrees with the desired light intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Karc, James P. Steiner, William Bryce Fricke
  • Patent number: 10818457
    Abstract: Electrical switch devices are installed at in-wall electrical boxes of a building. Each device features a switch module with multiple electrically controlled switches for respective connection of multiple load circuits. A control panel with a user interface is mountable over the electrical box and is connected or connectable to the switch module. A communications transceiver of each device is operable to transmit and receive communications to and from each of the other devices. The control panel has a touch-screen display, and is configured to display virtual on-screen switches, including at least one virtual switch whose output is assigned to a respective one of the electrically controlled switches of the other devices. The at least one virtual switch at one device is thereby operable to control at least one load at another of said devices. User selected names are assignable to the switches, and used to label the virtual switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Umbrela Smart Inc.
    Inventors: Salman Qureshi, Filipe Fernandes, Ryan Ramchandar
  • Patent number: 10809702
    Abstract: A tangible, non-transitory computer readable medium stores machine readable instructions optimized for a microprocessor on a mobile computing device. When executed by the microprocessor, the instructions cause the microprocessor to display a graphical user interface (GUI). The instructions also cause the microprocessor to receive, via the GUI, a selection of one or more items to view. Each of the one or more items is related to a process control system. The instructions cause the microprocessor to transmit to a mobile server, via either the Internet or a mobile telephony data connection, the selection of the one or more items. Thereafter, the instructions cause the microprocessor to receive from the mobile server, via either the Internet or the mobile telephony data connection, a plurality of real-time values corresponding to the selected one or more items, and to display the plurality of real-time values on the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, David R. Denison, Hoa Van Lai, Ken J. Beoughter, Daniel R. Strinden, Mariana Dionisio, Kim Ordean Van Camp, Matt William Poplawski
  • Patent number: 10795414
    Abstract: An electronic device and an operation method of selecting a function item are provided. The operation method is applied to an electronic device. The operation method comprises the following steps: receiving a sliding instruction of a sliding path via the touch display and displaying a first pattern on the touch display. The first pattern includes the first function item or the second function item corresponding to the sliding path. A sliding track is displayed on an outer periphery of the first pattern corresponding to a sliding distance of the sliding instruction. When the sliding track meets a predetermined path, a function corresponding to the first function item or the second function item is executed by the processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Asustek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Wean-Fong Loi, Yue-Hin Victor Kong, Ee-Fun Teo
  • Patent number: 10794604
    Abstract: Devices, methods, and systems for building comfort control are described herein. One system includes computing device for building comfort control, comprising: a memory, and a processor configured to execute instructions to: receive feedback from a plurality of users on a comfort level for an area of a building, generate a comfort model for each of the plurality of users based on the feedback, and adjust a number of settings of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit for the area based on the comfort model for users among the plurality of users who are currently in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Petr Endel, Ondrej Holub, Karel Marik
  • Patent number: 10791609
    Abstract: An occupancy sensor with integral light level sensors is configured to turn off or disable peripheral circuits and go into a periodic deep sleep mode to reduce phantom loading. Peripheral circuits include occupancy sensor circuits and relay drive circuits, but may include other circuits such as communication circuits. The sensor may be configured to periodically wake itself up, check ambient light conditions to see if lighting is below the set threshold. If it is not, the sensor goes back to sleep. If it is, then the sensor can power up the occupancy sensor circuit to see if the space is occupied; if not, it can go back to sleep. If the space is occupied, it can turn on other peripheral circuits necessary to control the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Watt Stopper, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Joyce, Thomas L. Grey
  • Patent number: 10764984
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for producing lighting for a musical instrument are disclosed herein. According to some embodiments, light is produced using LEDs responsive to sound input such that the amount of light produced by the LEDs, or the sequence and/or color produced by the LEDs, is proportional to or otherwise associated with the noise level detected by a microphone. The light produced may take the form of an animation or sequence that resembles a moving object, such as rainfall or a spiral, for example. Furthermore, a user can easily tune the lighting system to control various aspects of the light generated by the LEDs, for example, to adjust a sound level threshold, an animation speed/delay, or a brightness setting of the lighting system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: David Kasle
  • Patent number: 10736464
    Abstract: A food preparation device or system which utilizes pre-packaged food containers to prepare a food item for consumption. The food preparation device is structured to receive multiple pre-packaged containers. Additionally, the food preparation device includes one or more processors to verify that each of the multiple containers include one or more ingredients for preparing a selected dish, and further that an order in which the multiple containers are individually received in the base corresponds to a sequence in which the individual food items of the multiple containers are to be introduced into a cooking receptacle during preparation of the dish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Serenete Corporation
    Inventors: Haidee Chen, Helen Chen
  • Patent number: 10719696
    Abstract: A computational device stores a plurality of audiovisual recordings comprising presentations made during a videoconference and visual reactions of attendees. A data collection model is generated at a conference level, a topic level, and an attendee level. A level of interest of an attendee to a topic or a speaker is determined from data collected in the data collection model at the conference level, the topic level and the attendee level. The determined level of interest of attendees to topics or speakers is displayed in a data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wen Wang, Yan Bin Fu, Shuang Yin Liu, Yi Wu, Qing Jun Gao
  • Patent number: 10708409
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to controlling an electronically-controlled appliance using a software application and providing a user interface for controlling an electronically-controlled appliance. In one scenario, a computer system receives an indication from a remote computing system indicating that an electronically-controlled appliance is communicably connected to the remote computing system. The computer system provides a notification in the software application indicating that the electronically-controlled appliance is available to receive instructions, and receives a user input at the software application indicating that certain functions are to be performed by the electronically-controlled appliance. The computer system further generates instructions configured to control the electronically-controlled appliance based on the functions specified in the received user input, and sends the generated instructions to the electronically-controlled appliance to perform the specified functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Traeger Pellet Grills, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Virgil Colston
  • Patent number: 10701522
    Abstract: A tracking device including a housing, wherein the housing includes a cavity, and further wherein the housing is adapted for association with a user; an optional securement member, wherein the optional securement member is associated with at least a portion of the housing; a tracking assembly that tracks a motion logic and defines a job function of an employee/janitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Intelligent Cleaning Equipment Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nai Pong Simon Chen
  • Patent number: 10645772
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for security and/or automation systems, for adjusting a home environment. Some method embodiments involving a lighting system may include receiving data relating to an occupant of a home from a sensor, analyzing the data, identifying the occupant based at least in part on the analyzing, and initiating an adjustment of the lighting system based at least in part on the identifying. One such embodiment may also include searching a catalog of occupant profiles, and comparing the data with the catalog of occupant profiles. Some other method embodiments may initiate adjustments to an environment based on an occupant's preferences (whether those preferences are already included in a profile, or determined by analysis) such as for example the occupant's lighting preferences (in an embodiment involving a lighting system). One method embodiment may also include correlating data relating to the occupant with the occupant's profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Child, Michelle Zundel
  • Patent number: 10636069
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein utilize location signals received from beacons and other indoor positioning systems along with an application program on customer devices for better management of customer traffic in physical queues and virtual queues, specifically in environments such as airports, food courts, shopping malls, and amusement parks. These methods and systems also provide a customer with a token for his place in the queue on his mobile device, so he is free to continue with his activities until it is time for him to acquire a product or a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutal Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10638570
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an intelligent lighting control system for temporarily opening a circuit in the system. The lighting control system includes a light switch module including a switch control circuit. The switch control circuit includes a processor configured to modulate the flow of electrical energy to the lighting circuit via a dimmer circuit to produce a plurality of lighting scenes by varying the illumination of the light bulb. The processor is, in response to receipt of a control command to discontinue illumination of the light bulb, configured to cause, for a first pre-specified period of time, the amperage of the current flowing from an alternating current power supply to the power circuit to be reduced, and open, for the first pre-specified period of time, the electrical connection between the switch control circuit and an electrical connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Racepoint Energy, LLC
    Inventor: Erik Allen Charlton
  • Patent number: 10617288
    Abstract: A user assistance system for use with a device for cleaning and disinfecting a surgical instrument. The system including data eyeglasses including a camera and a projection surface, wherein the data eyeglasses projects information on the projection surface, a data storage in which a plurality of data sets on different types of surgical instruments are saved, information relating to an identifying feature of a particular type of surgical instrument and visual data relating to instructions on cleaning the particular type or surgical instrument are in each data set, and a controller configured to capture an image of a surgical instrument to be cleaned, compare image data with the identifying feature in the data sets, identify a type of the surgical instrument to be cleaned using the identifying feature in the image, and display visual information relating to instructions on cleaning the identified type of surgical instrument on the projection surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS WINTER & IBE GMBH
    Inventor: Torben Carlson
  • Patent number: 10614694
    Abstract: A method and system for providing information to a user of an article of furniture, the method comprising sensing a first data set about a first user of a first article of furniture, sensing a second data set about a second user of a second article of furniture, sending the first and second data sets to a processor and generating an output based on the first and second data sets and an input from an organizational user and sending the output to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: STEELCASE INC.
    Inventors: Joel Zwier, Paul Noll, Kurt Heidmann, Robert Scheper, Jody Hanson
  • Patent number: 10599106
    Abstract: A Cloud Based System of remotely controlling service and diagnostic devices using a computer based hardware system, computer software, an Artificial Intelligence means comprising computer software and algorithms, a data storage means, a Global Geo-Positioned Local Device management means, and a communications network. While the exemplary device was initially designed as a “Cloud Capable” Battery Device Command and Control Service Oriented System, it is understood that the disclosed Cloud Capable Battery Device Management System is not limited to the Battery Device Service Industry; rather, it may be uniquely suited to other non-battery industry Device Command and Control applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Bravo Zulu International Ltd.
    Inventor: Bruce Eric Zeier
  • Patent number: 10589179
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a fantasy sports game. In some embodiments, an expected performance value may be determined that may affect the outcomes of a fantasy game. In some embodiments, player location may affect available opponents for a game. Groups may play against one another in a fantasy competition. Various examples of fantasy gaming options are given.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Lee Amaitis, Matthew Holt, Quinton Singleton, Ian Epstein
  • Patent number: 10577895
    Abstract: An energy deposit determining system and method are provided that determines a productive lease or well. The system and method may be used for oil wells, gas wells, oil and gas explorations and/or mineral leases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Drilling Info, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Bruce Berezin, Justin Reed Birmingham, Mark Robinson, Samuel V. Scarpino, Jason Wayne Simmons, Christopher Smith
  • Patent number: 10574739
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first event request message from a client device. The method also includes retrieving one or more first events that have most recently occurred since a previous event request and that have not already been provided to the client device, up to a first event paging size and a first event history age limit. The method further includes determining that one or more second events are within the first event history age limit and have not already been provided to the client device but are in excess of the first event paging size. The method also includes populating a page-state string to indicate the one or more second events. The method further includes generating a first response message including the one or more first events and the page-state string. In addition, the method includes sending the first response message to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: James Edward Moorhouse
  • Patent number: 10552183
    Abstract: Computer systems, methods, and storage media for tailoring a user interface to a user according to a determined user state and a determined interface context corresponding to the determined user state. The user interface is tailored by modifying the format of at least a portion of the interface, including modifying the content, layout of the content, presentation sequence, or visual display of the interface. A user interface includes a selectable formatting object for controlling the formatting of the user interface and for generating feedback data for training an ensemble learning component to enable more effective predictive formatting changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Gordon, Khuram Shahid
  • Patent number: 10542222
    Abstract: A multiview body camera system with a vest, a helmet, shoulder pads, camera units providing video, directional microphones providing audio, sensors providing motion detection and other functions is described herein. A control module controls camera units, microphones, sensors and all other circuitry. A tamper-proof locking compartment containing elements of the body camera system is operable by a remote control signal transmitted from an authorized party or by a security code. The body camera system features voice command recognition, real time monitoring, recording, storing, remote reporting; alerts the wearer of impending threats, such as approaching cars, persons, objects or gunshots and may incorporate a visor that provides a panoramic view. The body camera integrates all components internally. Bullet resistant material is used in the construction of the vest and helmet. The device operates continuously, and the wearer cannot disrupt the operation without consequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel Arnold
  • Patent number: 10534331
    Abstract: A building automation system may adjust operation of a building system based upon information regarding the relative location of one or more users of the building automation system. In some embodiments, a mobile device having location services for determining a location of the mobile device may provide this information. A mobile device may include a user interface, a memory for storing two or more predetermined geo-fences each defining a different sized region about a home of a user of the mobile device and a controller operatively coupled to user interface and the memory, the controller configured to accept a selection of one of the two or more predetermined geo-fences via the user interface. The controller may report when the location of the mobile device crosses the selected one of the two or more predetermined geo-fences to a remote device. Other geofencing approaches are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: David Quam, Kevin Weirich, Aaron Klein, Gabriel Bergman, Christopher Goh, Jonathan Frenz, Riley Gerszewski, Rudolph Gamberini, Steven c. Nichols, Ix
  • Patent number: 10524336
    Abstract: A mobile device that is configured for wireless communication may be configured to operate as a remote control device in a lighting control system, controlling one or more lighting control devices of the lighting control system. The remote control device may control the light intensity in a space, for instance at a location of the remote control device, in response to an ambient light intensity measured at the remote control device. The remote control device may define a user interface for receiving an input that indicates a desired light intensity at the location. The remote control device may measure the ambient light intensity at the location via a light detector, compare the measured ambient light intensity to the desired light intensity, and cause the one or more lighting control devices to adjust the ambient light intensity at the remote control device until it agrees with the desired light intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Karc, James P. Steiner, William Bryce Fricke
  • Patent number: 10512359
    Abstract: A programmable controlled intelligent cooking machine comprises: a housing and a wok arranged inside of the housing, electromagnetic heating coils, a wok rotating device, a wok working position controlling device, a wok lid and a wok lid controlling device, an electromagnetic heating controlling device, an ingredient feeding device, an accessory ingredient adding device, a dish discharging device, a wok washing device and a control device, wherein the electromagnetic heating coils wind around the external wall of the wok and heat the wok under the control of the electromagnetic heating controlling device; the wok working position controlling device is used for driving the wok to rotate to respective working positions to perform respective operations; the electrical control device is used for receiving preset recipe commands and sending corresponding control commands; the other devices are connected with the control device respectively so as to receive control commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Jinbiao Xu, Guang He
  • Patent number: 10503138
    Abstract: A meter unit having at least one meter module and a bus interface module, wherein the meter unit is in the form of hardware and the bus interface module can be used to couple the meter unit to a bus system, as a result of which input data for the meter module can be received from a bus system and result data from the meter module can be output onto the bus system. In addition, a control system having such a meter unit is provided, also comprising a control device and a bus system, wherein the meter unit and the control device are connected to the bus system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Bernd Wittig
  • Patent number: 10498623
    Abstract: A sensor-monitoring interfacing device is coupled to one or more physical devices that include sensors for measuring physical attributes. During operation, the interfacing device obtains and processes sensor data from the physical devices. When the interfacing device obtains sensor data from a physical device, the interfacing device selects a rule to process based on the obtained sensor data. If the interfacing device determines that the rule's condition is satisfied, the interfacing device can process the rule's action description to perform a corresponding action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Ubiquiti Inc.
    Inventors: Randall W. Frei, Linker Cheng, Robert J. Pera
  • Patent number: 10481563
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a first switch terminal or equivalent of a building occupied by one or more building occupants. The method provides a system including a plurality of switch terminal parameters relative to the building. A first computer system is used that is coupled to the first switch terminal or equivalent of the building at a first location of the building, runs on at least one platform and includes a dual-band slot antenna at the first computer system. Signal data is provided to the first computer system from a first plurality of sensors coupled to the first switch terminal or equivalent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Edison Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Billings
  • Patent number: 10474112
    Abstract: A system is provided for controlling a first switch terminal of a building occupied by one or more building occupants. The system includes a plurality of switch terminal parameters relative to the building. A first computer system is coupled to the first switch terminal of the building at a first location of the building. The first computer system runs on at least one platform. The first computer system includes a dual-band slot antenna. A first plurality of sensors is coupled to the first switch terminal and the first computer system. At least a portion of the sensors provide signal data to the first computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Edison Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Billings
  • Patent number: 10477618
    Abstract: A networked battle system includes a communication network, a first rifle that includes at least one accessory coupled thereto that determines a bearing of the first rifle and a communication element allowing the at least one accessory to provide bearing information to the communication network. The system also includes a battle management system in communication with the first rifle through the communication network that receives the bearing information from the accessory and updates a battle plan based on the bearing information to form an updated battle plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: COLT CANADA IP HOLDING PARTNERSHIP
    Inventor: Warren Downing
  • Patent number: 10467379
    Abstract: A device may identify information associated with other devices, generate a first value for one or more indicators associated with the information, process, based on providing the information to a rules engine corresponding to a library of rules including the rule and receiving, from the rules engine and based on providing the information to the rules engine, information associated with a second value the information using a rule to generate the second value based on combining the first value with one or more third values, and output information regarding the second value to determine how to process the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Van Arkel, James J. Wagner, Corrine L. Schweyen, Saralyn M. Mahone, David D. Tada, Terrill J. Curtis, Scott Hagins