Specific Application, Apparatus Or Process Patents (Class 700/90)
  • 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: 10470010
    Abstract: A firearm includes one or more rails to which accessories may be mounted. The rails provide a communication path over which data may be transferred between the accessories and a processor located in the rails or in the firearm. The processor may cause the data to be sent to another location and may receive other data from other locations to provide a network of intercommunicating firearms that may deployed in a battlefield environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 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
  • Patent number: 10462883
    Abstract: Light control communication system includes first conversion unit, controller-side communication unit, device-side communication unit, and second conversion unit. First conversion unit converts an input signal in conformity with a first protocol used for controlling lighting device into a communication signal in conformity with a second protocol. Controller-side communication unit transmits the communication signal to device-side communication unit. Second conversion unit converts the communication signal into a control signal in conformity with the first protocol output to lighting device. First conversion unit extracts only data of a predetermined channel from channels of the input signal and converts the extracted data into the communication signal. Second conversion unit interpolates predetermined data in the communication signal to convert into the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeo Gotoh, Tomomi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10455651
    Abstract: A information processor of a terminal apparatus reads from a memory identification information of a food handling apparatus and a table, identifies a function associated with the identification information of the food handling apparatus received by a information receiver in accordance with the table, and starts up the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Masao Nonaka, Takashi Morimoto, Yasuhiro Yuki
  • Patent number: 10440123
    Abstract: A method and system for establishing bidirectional remote communication between a Remote Service Portal and a plurality of drives is described. The method and system use a bidirectional remote communication interface for bidirectional remote communication that comprises a network adaptor for installing a client server connected to the drives and configured for bi-directional secure data exchange and handling the drive related action and data for each drive, a CommGrid server configured as a communication server configured to communicate with the client server and the RSP, and a web socket based communication protocol for the bidirectional remote communication between the RSP, the client server and the CommGrid server that uses request and response packets for handling request actions and response actions respectively, comprising a plurality of blocks, and wherein the plurality of blocks comprise Data block, Digital Signature block, Device Key block and Action specification block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventor: Shabeer Thazhathethil
  • Patent number: 10430807
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein score leads by determining and applying a scoring rule based on lead participation in an activity. This involves a processor of a computing device receiving information on participation in the activity by prior leads that resulted in conversions or rejections. A scoring rule is determined for the activity by assigning a score to the activity based on the information on participation in the activity by the prior leads that resulted in the conversions or the rejections. A new lead is scored using the scoring rule by assigning the new lead the score based on participation by the new lead in the activity. The scoring of the new lead can be used in various ways. In one example, the score of the new lead is used to determine to send a communication to the new lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Duggal, Stephane Moreau, Anmol Dhawan, Sachin Soni
  • Patent number: 10429801
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a first switch terminal or equivalent of a building occupied by one or more building occupants. A plurality of switch terminal or equivalent parameters are provided relative to the building. A first computer system is coupled to the first switch terminal or equivalent of the building at a first location of the building. The first computer system runs on at least one platform. A first plurality of sensors is coupled to the first switch terminal or equivalent and the first computer system. At least a portion of the sensors are used to provide signal data to the first computer system. From the first computer system a command or data output is produced that relates to at least one of: a command output for a local control system, a command output for a different system, a data output for a different system, a command output for a non-local device or a data output that is a non-local device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Edison Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Billings
  • Patent number: 10423684
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for generating travel queries in response to free text queries. One of the methods includes receiving a free text query; generating a travel query from the free text query, wherein the travel query expressly specifies an origin location, a destination location, and a departure date, wherein each of the origin location, the destination location, and the departure date are expressly identified as such in the travel query; and submitting the travel query to a travel search engine. Optionally the method includes obtaining user information about a user associated with the free text query, obtaining popular travel information, and deriving origin or destination locations, or departure or return dates from the free text query, the user information, and the popular-travel information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: James Carter, Rodney S. Daughtrey
  • Patent number: 10409289
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the field of computer technologies, and discloses a self-driving car scheduling method, a car scheduling server, and a self-driving car. The method includes: receiving a ride request; determining, according to the ride request and driving information of self-driving cars within a management range, at least one first candidate car from the multiple self-driving cars; calculating a first time required by each first candidate car to arrive at a ride destination according to current location information, current road status information, and planned route information of each first candidate car; determining a final candidate car from the at least one first candidate car according to the first time corresponding to each first candidate car, where the final candidate car at least meets an expected destination arrival time; and delivering the ride request to the final candidate car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Huimin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10401806
    Abstract: A system controls at least two switch terminals or equivalents of a building occupied by one or more building occupants. The system includes a plurality of switch terminals or equivalents parameters relative to the building. A first computer system is coupled to a first switch terminal or equivalent of the building at a first location of the building. The first computer system runs on at least one platform. A second computer system is coupled to a second switch terminal or equivalent of the building at a second location of the building. The second computer system runs on at least one platform. The first and second computer systems are in communication with each other. A first plurality of sensors is coupled to the first switch terminal or equivalent and the first computer system and a second plurality of sensors coupled to the second switch terminal or equivalent and the second computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Edison Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Billings
  • Patent number: 10405070
    Abstract: A monitoring and response system is provided for monitoring and responding to environmental conditions at one or more sites. The monitoring system includes a plurality of base units, each base unit including at least a processor and a plurality of sensors configured to monitor environmental conditions at the site(s). A central controller is in communication with the base processors at the plurality of base units and is configured to receive and process sensor information from the base units. Base units are configured to be modular and contain customizable, swappable combinations of sensors, sensor arrays, and/or other connected peripherals, and are further configured to be mountable and/or attachable to a wide variety of surfaces and objects disposed around a site such as a construction site. The system further comprises a backend, analytic system for making predictions, taking action, and generating reports responsive to the information received from the base units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PILLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Messersmith Schwarzkopf, Matthew Jean-Marie Joseph Joyal, Sean Peter Iacobone
  • Patent number: 10386999
    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, where at least some of the live video stream is recorded at a remote server; 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: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    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: 10388486
    Abstract: A high energy beam verification, calibration, and profiling system includes a conductive base plate, supports extending from the base plate, a plurality of conductors, a data logger electrically connected to the conductors, and a computer electrically connected to the data logger. Each conductor is supported by some of the supports such that each conductor is insulated from the conductive base plate. Each conductor has a profile intersecting with profiles of at least some of the other conductors to define a multidirectional and two-dimensional array of conductors. The data logger receives and records data associated with electrical charges flowing through the conductors. The computer is adapted to receive, manipulate, and display the data recorded by the data logger for comparison of beam characteristics at different locations across a high energy beam build area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
    Inventors: Lewis Mullen, Joseph Robinson
  • Patent number: 10352962
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems, media, and methods for quantifying and monitoring exercise parameters and/or motion parameters, including performing data acquisition, analysis, and providing scientifically valid, clinically relevant, and/or actionable diagnostic feedback. Disclosed embodiments may receive real-time sensor data from a motion sensor or sensors mounted on a user and/or equipment while a user performs a test motion. Disclosed embodiments may also calculate a test motion profile based on the real-time sensor data, the test motion profile describing a multi-dimensional representation of the test motion performed by the user or computed motion profiles. Disclosed embodiments may include comparing the test motion profile to a template motion profile to determine a deviation amount for the test motion profile indicating how the test motion deviated from the template motion profile. Still further embodiments may correlate test motion profiles over time with health indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: BioMech Sensor LLC
    Inventors: John Douglas, Frank Fornari
  • Patent number: 10354302
    Abstract: Fashion advice is easily and readily made available using a fashion application or “tool”. The advice may be based on stored images of a user's wardrobe and/or from images retrieved from clothing retailers. The advice may be communicated to the user via one or more fashion avatars, or by a linked fashion consultant or through the users involvement in virtual fashion shows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Joreida Eugenia Torres
  • Patent number: 10340043
    Abstract: A system and method for providing logistical management support of objects for consumption at one or more localities within a facility that sources the objects from a store. The system includes a server that allows subscribers to access relevant parts of datastore providing data on objects in the store. Devices are used by different subscribers to setup templates defining use of the objects in variety of situations in a dynamically scheduled manner. Applications operate on the devices for a particular subscriber to perform a task associated with using objects in accordance with different templates. Each application progresses the subscriber through functions involving the creation or performance of a procedure using the objects in accordance with a template. Some of the applications track the use of objects in real time and update the server and datastore with status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Butterfly Healthcare Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: Qianping Luo
  • Patent number: 10338624
    Abstract: A system for reporting energy use in a home having an energy consuming device includes an energy sensor device in communication with the energy consuming device and configured to collect energy use data indicative of an energy consumption event. The collected energy use data includes real time data associated with the collected energy use data, including a start time and an end time. An application running on a local computing device receives the collected energy use data. A remote computing device is in electronic communication with the application so as to receive the collected energy use data from the application. Specific programming causes the remote computing device to consider energy use data, real time data, and associated weather data to derive a baseline energy use profile, a proposed reduction in energy usage, tracks savings and makes recommendations, said derivations being displayed by the software application on a local computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Templeton
  • Patent number: 10332209
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage to process claims associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using photos/video transmitted to the server from a user device (e.g., a mobile device). The enhanced claims processing server may submit a signal that locks one or more portions of an application on the mobile device used to submit the photos/videos. The mobile device may receive feedback from the server regarding the acceptability of submitted photos/video. The photos may further be annotated using, for example, a touch screen display. An estimate, such as a cost estimate, may be determined for the damage associated with the insured item based on the photos and/or annotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Mark E. Faga, Robert H. Johnson, Philip Peter Ramirez, Kurt M. Stricker, Joshua E. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10327856
    Abstract: In some embodiments, correcting an alignment error between an end effector of a tool associated with a slave and a master actuator associated with a master in a robotic system involves receiving at the master, master actuator orientation signals (RMCURR) representing the orientation of the master actuator relative to a master reference frame and generating end effector orientation signals (REENEW) representing the end effector orientation relative to a slave reference frame, producing control signals based on the end effector orientation signals, receiving an enablement signal for selectively enabling the control signals to be transmitted from the master to the slave, responsive to a transition of the enablement signal from not active state to active state, computing the master-slave misalignment signals (R?) as a difference between the master actuator orientation signals (RMCURR) and the end effector orientation signals (REENEW), and adjusting the master-slave misalignment signals (R?) to reduce the alignmen
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Titan Medical Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Kralicky, Peter Cameron
  • Patent number: 10332678
    Abstract: A power storage module includes: a power storage unit with a plurality of power storage elements; and a circuit unit attached to the power storage unit. The circuit unit includes: a high-current member through which a composite current obtained from the plurality of power storage elements flows; a low-current member through which a detection current for detecting a state of the individual power storage elements flows; and a lower case and an upper case that hold the high-current member and the low-current member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kuboki, Hiroki Hirai, Makoto Higashikozono, Kenji Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10304137
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for an automated system for analyzing damage and processing claims associated with an insured item, such as a vehicle. An enhanced claims processing server may analyze damage associated with the insured item using cameras and lasers for determining the extent and severity of the damage. To aid in this determination, the server may also interface with various internal and external databases storing reference images of undamaged items and cost estimate information for repairing previously analyzed damages of similar items. Further still, the server may generate a payment for compensating a claimant for repair of the insured item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Danuta Genser, Devbratt Harlalka, Rohit Garg, Gaurang Katyal
  • Patent number: 10306739
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention further include a lighting system comprising a lighting source, a connector in electrical communication with the lighting source and an external power source, an energy storage device, an input device, and a controller. The controller may be configured to identify the presence of a load indicator signal received via the input device, determine whether the load indicator signal indicates a load-reducing state, and when the load indicator signal indicates the load-reducing state, discharge the energy storage device to maintain an intensity of the lighting source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: A9.Com, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael V. Recker, David B. Levine
  • Patent number: 10282681
    Abstract: A method for providing a customized platform for facilitating prescheduling transport and delivery services based on estimated driver availability and compatibility with individual customers. A service provider and customer may be matched based on favorites, preferred or regular and a dispatch matrix of preferences, limitations, and indicators. Customers and service providers may create favorites lists, preferred lists, and blacklists according to feedback with each other to enable customers to receive service from their favorite service providers and vice versa, and prevent service between customers and service providers when blacklisted. Customers and drivers may also negotiate prices for requested services based at least in part on supply and demand. The method provides for automatically scheduling transportation services in which service requests are received and automatically scheduled based on a partner driver arrangement using a micro-dispatch system without live dispatching agent involvement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: OPERR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Sunlin Wang
  • Patent number: 10275776
    Abstract: Described are techniques for performing compliance testing. Configuration state information is received for one or more devices managed using a configuration management system. The configuration state information is stored in a data container. One or more compliance tests are executed using the configuration state information to determine if the one or more devices are compliant. The one or more compliance tests are defined using one or more queries and one or more compliance rules. The one or more queries are used for retrieving a portion of said configuration state information from said data container and generating one or more result sets. The one or more compliance rules specifying compliance criteria are used for determining whether the one or more result sets include configuration state information which is compliant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Thomas L. Watson, Fredrick A. Crable
  • Patent number: 10271404
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate to systems, methods, and apparatuses for establishing a network of sensor-responsive lighting units using an interface of each lighting unit. The interface of each lighting unit can include a channel selector switch for selecting a channel to which each lighting unit will be connected. In this way, the creation of a network can be created by placing the lighting units proximate to each other and selecting the same channel at the interface at each lighting unit. The lighting units can include sensors for detecting events occurring at each lighting unit, and information related to the detected events can be shared among other lighting units in the network. Each lighting unit can operate in different operating modes such as a testing mode for testing communications channels and a manual mode for allowing a lighting unit to operate independently of the information shared over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HeathCo LLC
    Inventors: Martin James Fornek, Timothy Gale Birdwell, Scott Blaise Tylicki
  • Patent number: 10268168
    Abstract: A system is provided for controlling a first switch terminal or equivalent of a building occupied by one or more building occupant, the system includes a plurality of switch terminal or equivalent parameters relative to the building, a first computer system is coupled to the first switch terminal or equivalent of the building at a first location of the building. The first computer system runs on at least one platform, a first plurality of sensors is coupled to the first switch terminal and the first computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Edison Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Billings
  • Patent number: 10262030
    Abstract: A data recipe may be automatically generated to provide requested information to a user. After the information is requested, one or more data sources may be interrogated to discover a plurality of data types of data stored in the data sources. The data types may be categorized to define a plurality of data recipe ingredients that are likely to be needed to provide the requested information. The data recipe ingredients may be compared with a reference data recipe. Based on the results of the comparison, a new data recipe that provides the requested information may be made by either modifying the reference data recipe or by proceeding independently of the reference data recipe. The new data recipe may, for example, calculate a key performance indicator used to measure organizational performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: DOMO, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Burtenshaw, Daren Thayne, Joshua G. James, Paul Baker
  • Patent number: 10257363
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at a first device, a user input; determining, at the first device, a second device is capable of responding to the user input; resolving, using a processor, a target device from among the first device and the second device; and executing, using the target device, a command in response to the user input. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Carl Mese, Arnold S. Weksler, Nathan J. Peterson, Rod D. Waltermann, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10230536
    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 display to display a network connection related indicator and a smart grid related indicator, and a communication unit to connect to an access point apparatus, the communication unit to connect to a server via the connected access point apparatus, and the communication unit to receive a power information signal from the server, wherein the controller to control operation of the driving unit based on the received power information signal. Accordingly, it is possible to conveniently recognize a smart grid mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Koonseok Lee
  • Patent number: 10185008
    Abstract: In a method for operating a medical imaging examination apparatus having multiple sub-systems, a control computer controls the sub-systems to execute a scan sequence in which magnetization in at least two subvolumes of an object being scanned is simultaneously manipulated by a sub-sequence and/or used for the scan data acquisition process. A control protocol assigned to the scan sequence is provided to the control device, and sequence control data for the control protocol are determined that define different functional sub-sequences of the scan sequence. Different effective volumes are assigned to each functional sub-sequence, taking into account the aforementioned sub-modules. Effective volume position data are provided to the control device that define the position and extent of the effective volumes assigned to the different functional sub-sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Thorsten Feiweier
  • Patent number: 10171466
    Abstract: A wireless system receives a registration from a user device and transfers a request for the user device to an authorization server. The authorization server authorizes a user session for the user device and transfers a common identifier for the user session to the wireless system. The wireless system receives the common identifier and transfers a registration for the user device to an application node. The application node receives the registration and transfers a request for the user device to the authorization server. The authorization server authorizes a user application for the user device and transfers the common identifier for the user application to the application node. The wireless communication system tracks the user session and transfers user session data records having the common identifier. The application node tracks the user application and transfers user application data records having the common identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Gary Joel Rieschick, Jeremy R. Breau, Raymond Robert Doerr, John Eric Belser