Remote Supervisory Monitoring Patents (Class 702/188)
  • Patent number: 11000024
    Abstract: A device, system, and method of controlling pests are disclosed. A pest control device includes a sensor having a sensor cell and a controller. A surface of the sensor cell is coated with an agent that reacts with a targeted biochemical analyte secreted by pests. The controller is coupled to the sensor and is configured to receive sensor data from the sensor cell indicative of a rate of change in sensor mass detected on the surface of the sensor cell, determine whether the rate of change in the sensor mass based on the received sensor data exceeds a predefined threshold rate, and transmit a pest detection alert notification to a server in response to a determination that the rate of change exceeds the predetermined threshold rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Dow AgroSciences LLC
    Inventors: Mark W. Beach, Andrey N. Soukhojak, Neil A. Spomer, Shane L. Mangold, Ravi B. Shankar, Sukrit Mukhopadhyay, Jeremy Chris P. Reyes, Bruce A. Jacobs, William L. Winniford, Ronda L. Hamm, Phillip J. Howard, Andrew J. Pasztor, Jr., Mary D. Evenson, Thomas G. Patterson, Natalie C. Giampietro
  • Patent number: 10951493
    Abstract: Aspects described herein relate to various methods, systems and apparatuses that may improve methods of determining network performance. One or more aspects relate to performing one or more network tests based on a controller device and one or more measurement devices. The controller device may be configured to determine one or more network tests and initiate performance of the one or more network tests. The one or more measurement devices may be configured to perform the one or more network tests. One or more additional aspects may relate to determining one or more rankings of wireless networks. A ranking may be determined based on measurement data that is associated with aspects of network performance, based on results of one or more surveys, based on one or more user types, and/or based on weights that adjust the importance of factors including the measurement data and the results of a survey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Global Wireless Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul P. Carter, John Gladhill, Habib Huq
  • Patent number: 10952306
    Abstract: A single input to a lighting system may control several different light fixtures. Multiple light fixtures may be connected to a switch or controller of the lighting system. A user makes an input to the lighting system, and individual light fixtures are activated as the user continues making the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Tatum Dyal
  • Patent number: 10944765
    Abstract: Apparatus, system and method useful for machine to machine (M2M) communication cyber-attack detection and prevention, are provided. An embedded security bridge (ESB), operatively connected to at least one proximal machine and at least one M2M module. The M2M module is in communication with at least one remote machine, and configured to enable communication between at least one remote machine and at least one proximal machine through the ESB. The ESB includes: one or more inspection units, configured for communication analysis for identifying communication and/or content suspicious as malicious, and, one or more decision units operatively connected to the inspection unit. The decision unit is configured to perform at least one action based on analysis of at least one inspection unit. The ESB is configured to detect by means of the inspection unit and prevent by means of the decision unit cyber-attacks on the proximal machine, the remote machine, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Red Bend Ltd.
    Inventors: Guy Ruvio, Yuval Weisglass, Saar Dickman
  • Patent number: 10927861
    Abstract: An electropneumatic control apparatus, which has a carrier module, on which a control unit, which is equipped with control electronics and control valve elements, and an expansion module assembly, which has at least one expansion module, are installed independently of each other. By means of a drive fastening interface, the control apparatus can be installed on the actuating drive to be controlled, in order to form a process control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FESTO SE & CO. KG
    Inventors: Bodo Neef, Christoph Maile
  • Patent number: 10928999
    Abstract: An abnormality detection parameter adjustment display device adjusts a parameter for determination for detecting operation abnormality of a mechanical facility based on an input from a user, collects operation information on the mechanical facility, creates a dataset based on the operation information, determines whether or not the dataset indicates a normal operating state, based on the parameter, displays the dataset in a graph, and makes an adjustment for display in such a position that the relationship between the data of the graph and the parameter is visually ascertainable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomofumi Uwano
  • Patent number: 10920675
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine system for detecting control sensor override includes a plurality of temperature sensors coupled to the gas turbine engine system. The temperature sensors are configured to generate a plurality of signals representative of exhaust gas temperatures of the gas turbine engine. The system includes an on-site monitoring system coupled in communication to the plurality of temperature sensors. The on-site monitoring system has a processor programmed to continuously receive the plurality of signals from the temperature sensors. In addition, the processor is programmed to analyze the plurality of signals to verify the accuracy of the exhaust gas temperatures associated with the plurality of signals, and to detect a jumpered temperature sensor of the plurality of temperature sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Collins, Bryan Edward Sweet
  • Patent number: 10922623
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide capacity planning, management, and engineering automation in networks including virtualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Chuxin Chen, David Kinsey, George Dome, John Getting
  • Patent number: 10924342
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods for configuring an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) edge node in an IIoT network to perform one or more functions, including: performing a situation analysis to determine a required change in one or more of an analytical model, a runtime component, and a functional block of the IIoT edge node based on a change in the one or more functions; and automatically provisioning a new or updated functional module to the IIoT edge node, based on the situation analysis, the new or updated functional module including one or more components, wherein each component includes at least one of a rules set, a complex domain expression with respect to a process industry, an analytical model, and a protocol decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Ramchandra Joshi, Kirupakar Janakiraman, GaneshKumar Nagaraj, Narayanan Srinivasan, Karthick Sengodan, Jim Darroch
  • Patent number: 10916042
    Abstract: In accordance with various embodiments, a method is performed at an electronic device including a display device and one or more input devices. The method includes displaying, on the display device, a first graphing area presenting a plot of a first set of data points for a first variable versus a first set of data points for a second variable. The method includes displaying, on the display device, an indication of a relationship between the first variable and the second variable. The method includes detecting, via the one or more input devices, a user input indicative of change to the relationship between the first variable and the second variable. The method includes determining, based on the changed relationship between the first variable and the second variable, a second set of data points. The method includes displaying, on the display device, a second graphing area presenting a plot of the second set of data points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: DECISIONNEXT, INC.
    Inventors: Robert David Pierce, David Rodriguez Gomez, Arden Martin Arnold, Michael R. Neal
  • Patent number: 10908585
    Abstract: Provided are an equipment inspection system and an equipment inspection method, which are capable of preventing an operator from skipping inspection. The equipment inspection system includes: a host computer configured to accumulate information on inspection for an industrial machine; at least one information medium, attached to the industrial machine, storing information corresponding to an inspection item of the industrial machine; a reading device configured to read the information medium; and at least one portable terminal. The portable terminal includes: a display section configured to display the inspection item corresponding to the information of the information medium read by the reading device; an input section configured to allow an operator to input an inspection result of the displayed inspection item; and a communication section capable of communicating the input inspection result with the host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Ogawa, Nobutomo Itani
  • Patent number: 10911465
    Abstract: Alarms, including features such as source IP address, destination IP address, and timestamp, generated by an intrusion detection system are grouped into clusters. A rank value for each alarm within each cluster is determined by summing a weighted value for each feature within the respective alarm. A cluster rank is determined by summing each of the rank values within each cluster and dividing by the number of alarms in the respective cluster. The source IP address is used to determine a network IP address and subnet of a network architecture associated with the source IP address. The cluster ranks are displayed graphically to a user using a graphical database within a graphical user interface. Each of the clusters are mapped to a node link pair in the graphical database using an a priori logical network topology based upon the network IP address and the subnet of the network architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: United State of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Henry Gwok Wing Au
  • Patent number: 10890881
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing a premises are disclosed. The premises may comprise a premises system and a gateway in communication with the premises. The gateway may send, to a remote device, premise data received from the premises system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Raji, Gerald Gutt
  • Patent number: 10885186
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for operating a protected endpoint. In various embodiments, operation of the protected endpoint device comprises: receiving, at an endpoint collector operating on the protected endpoint device, information corresponding to activities occurring on an endpoint platform; placing, by the endpoint collector, a plurality of events corresponding to the activities on a message bus; receiving, at an endpoint agent, one or more of the plurality of events from the message bus; selectively processing, by the endpoint agent, one or more of the plurality of events received on the message bus, wherein the plurality of events selectively processed by the endpoint agent are events to which the endpoint agent has subscribed; and providing a service connection between the endpoint agent and a software service, wherein communications between the endpoint agent and software service include information corresponding to one or more of the subscribed events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Forcepoint, LLC
    Inventors: Peidong Chen, Manikandan Thiagarajan, Michael Miller, Xin Hu
  • Patent number: 10887203
    Abstract: A supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) unit and technique for managing communications over a network of defined capacity. The unit and techniques include safeguarding the network while allowing for operations to proceed at an oilfield. The safeguards allow for multiple additional and different types of equipment to be added to or removed from the network while being managed by a single SCADA unit. This may be achieved through unique filtering protocols which prevent unidentified and/or unconfirmed equipment and devices from being added to the network merely due to be detected at the oilfield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Marcos Suguru Kajita, Clinton D. Chapman, Hasanain Jwair, Brian Dale Chancey, Nan Mu, Miguel Angel Lopez, William Grasham
  • Patent number: 10884099
    Abstract: A method of sensor node position determination for a sensor network is provided. A coverage distribution is defined based on a number of sensor nodes and sensor footprints of the sensor nodes. A desired position for each of the sensor nodes is determined based on the coverage distribution and a prior probability distribution defined on a bounded domain for the number of sensor nodes as a minimization of a distance between the coverage distribution and the prior probability distribution. The desired position to configure the sensor nodes is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: George A. Mathew, Kunal Srivastava, Amit Surana, Shaunak D. Bopardikar
  • Patent number: 10861598
    Abstract: A caregiver location system includes a computer configured to track a location of a caregiver in a healthcare facility. A caregiver identification (ID) tag is worn by a caregiver and has a tag transceiver configured to communicate with a plurality of transceivers. The plurality of transceivers and the computer cooperate to form a locating system that is operable to determine a location of the caregiver ID tag. The computer collects data over time related to a caregiver location within the healthcare facility and determines a problem area within the healthcare facility where a determined caregiver location is inaccurate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Britten J. Pipher, Kenzi L. Mudge, Stephen R. Embree, Brandon M. Ayers
  • Patent number: 10860453
    Abstract: An index anomaly detection method includes: acquiring data of each of monitoring points, contained in a period of time, of a monitored index; extracting a mean value and a variance of the data of the monitoring points using a Gaussian model; calculating, according to the mean value and the variance of the data of the monitoring points, probabilities of occurrence of the data of the monitoring points, respectively; calculating, according to the respectively calculated probabilities, joint probabilities of occurrence of the data of the monitoring points contained in respective windows divided from the period of time; and detecting, according to the joint probabilities corresponding to the respective windows, whether the monitored index is abnormal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Longfei Li
  • Patent number: 10861306
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and apparatus for video surveillance. The method comprises: receiving a video data transmission request from a mobile device; registering the mobile device as a temporary surveillance device of the video surveillance system in response to the video data transmission request; establishing a wireless connection with the mobile device, receiving video data from the mobile device via the wireless connection; and processing and storing the video data. The methods or apparatuses of the present disclosure enables a mobile device to temporarily join in a video monitoring system as needed so as to supplement and reinforce the existing video monitoring systems, e.g., enhancing the coverage and/or precision of the video surveillance systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Yu Cao, Xiaoyan Guo, Zhe Dong, Sanping Li, Jun Tao, Accela Yilong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10827941
    Abstract: A method of obtaining and analyzing ECG data from a patient or group of patients is disclosed. The ECG data is obtained from the patient at an acquisition device. Once the ECG data is obtained, the ECG data is transmitted to an analysis server that is operated by an analysis provider and is located remote from the location of the acquisition device. Along with the ECG data, acquisition parameters are transmitted to the analysis server. At the analysis server, one of a plurality of algorithms is selected to analyze the ECG data. If an abnormality is detected, the patient information is directed to a healthcare provider who can then contact the patient to schedule an appointment. Based upon the referral, a referral fee can be transferred from the healthcare provider to the analysis provider. The patient can be prompted to provide additional information and selections that dictate the level of analysis generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Wayne Duckert, Chiranjiv Singh, Brian J. Young
  • Patent number: 10827967
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a human emotional/behavioural/psychological state estimation system comprising a group of sensors and devices and a processing unit. The group of sensors and devices includes: a video-capture device; a skeletal and gesture recognition and tracking device; a microphone; a proximity sensor; a floor pressure sensor; user interface means; and one or more environmental sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Centro Studi S.r.l.
    Inventors: Alberto Camporesi, Vito Santarcangelo
  • Patent number: 10833962
    Abstract: Techniques that facilitate orchestration engine blueprint aspects for hybrid cloud composition are provided. In one example, a system includes a learning component and a hybrid cloud composition component. The learning component learns one or more blueprint-level aspects associated with information for one or more computing resources of a cloud-based computing platform based on historical data associated with the cloud-based computing platform. The hybrid cloud composition component generates a set of resource definitions for the cloud-based computing platform based on the one or more blueprint-level aspects. The hybrid cloud composition component also modifies a blueprint associated with the cloud-based computing platform based on the set of resource definitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Neeraj Asthana, Thomas E. Chefalas, Alexei Karve, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10827077
    Abstract: An event driven monitoring device that can be configured to monitor a variety of operating conditions for a piece of equipment or system and may also report specific events related to these operating conditions to a central cloud-based server. The server can then broadcast customized alert information to other computers or systems configured to receive them. The monitoring device may accept input from many types of sensors allowing the device to detect and respond to changes in numerous types of sense parameters. Individuals and/or devices may receive reports from the remote server in response to certain events sent using any suitable protocol such as a text message, e-mail, push notification, or automated telephone call to name a few examples. The server may be configured with specialized rules programmed to determine which contacts should be notified for specific events related to individual pieces of equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NET IRRIGATE, LLC
    Inventors: George DeSalle, Edward DeSalle
  • Patent number: 10826753
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing error detection in a network, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing error and/or fault detection in a network and/or media stream and providing options to address the error and/or fault in the network and/or media stream. In various embodiments, a computer might detect an error in a first network and send a notification indicating that the error has occurred. The notification might contain one or more options to address the error in the first network. The computer, a user device, a service provider device, or a content provider device might receive and display the notification containing the one or more options. The computer, the user device, the service provider device, or the content provider device might then select at least one of the one or more options to address the error in the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Steven M. Casey, Katie S. Feiman, Zubin Ingah
  • Patent number: 10819958
    Abstract: Provided is a home monitoring method and apparatus. A home gateway executes receiving, from a mobile terminal, a request message for requesting home monitoring, providing, to the mobile terminal in response to the request message, monitoring information associated with a camera module included in at least one home device registered in advance and/or a position to be monitored, receiving, from the mobile terminal, selection information indicating a first camera module selected based on the monitoring information, transmitting, to the mobile terminal, image data captured and collected by the first camera module in response to the reception of the selection information, receiving, from the mobile terminal, a control command with respect to the first camera module, and transmitting the control command to a first home device including the first camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Jae Kim, Ji-Hyeon Kweon, Keun-Cheol Lee, Dong-Seok Kim, Hyun-Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 10812761
    Abstract: A tracking method for a video surveillance system includes: obtaining identification information for a first target object uploaded by a positioning system; obtaining time information and location information for the positioning system at the time the positioning system uploads the identification information; storing the identification information, the location information, and the time information in a preset database to obtain a storage result; and generating tracking information for the first target object according to the storage result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Shipeng Zhang, Zhijie Xie, Chao Wan, Xin Xu, Chaohui Ding, Hua Mao, Tao Wang, Chang Liu, Keji Wang, Fengli Ruan, Huiqin Yang, Mo Zhao, Zijie Chen
  • Patent number: 10801872
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring and recording methane emissions from a source of methane. In some aspects, apparatus and methods are provided for converting the emitted methane to a different compound such as carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Surface Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Beck
  • Patent number: 10799160
    Abstract: A regional oximetry pod drives optical emitters on regional oximetry sensors and receives the corresponding detector signals in response. The sensor pod has a dual sensor connector configured to physically attach and electrically connect one or two regional oximetry sensors. The pod housing has a first housing end and a second housing end. The dual sensor connector is disposed proximate the first housing end. The housing at least partially encloses the dual sensor connector. A monitor connector is disposed proximate a second housing end. An analog board is disposed within the pod housing and is in communications with the dual sensor connector. A digital board is disposed within the pod housing in communications with the monitor connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Kevin Forrest, David Dalke, Walter M. Weber
  • Patent number: 10804657
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an adapter for a 2-wire field device, especially a 2-wire field device of process and/or automation technology, comprising a communication unit for, especially wireless, especially bi directional, communication with an external unit, and an energy storage unit for supply of at least the communication unit with electrical energy. According to the present disclosure, the adapter includes a first connection element for, especially electrical, contacting of the adapter with a second, first connection element complementary, connection element of the field device, wherein the at least two connection elements are embodied for supply of at least the adapter with electrical energy and for exchanging information. Furthermore, the present disclosure relates to a transmitter with an adapter of the present disclosure as well as a 2-wire field device having an adapter of the present disclosure or a transmitter of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Wetzer GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Korn, Thomas Härle, Thomas Jögel, Michael Warnking, Robert Zeller
  • Patent number: 10782655
    Abstract: A sensor data fusion system includes a processor coupled to a plurality of sensors. The system is initialized by providing access to a data store storing at least one time series of sensor data; a semantic store storing semantic data including system variables, and relations between the system variables; and a mapping therebetween. A registration of a set of one or more variables of interest for which appropriate data is not available is obtained. An initially empty inference model is extended with the set of variables, to obtain an extended model. A request to observe a given one of the set of variables at a given timestamp is obtained. Responsive thereto, time series data for the set of registered variables is retrieved. The extended model is run with the retrieved data to obtain an estimate of the given one of the variables at the given timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bradley Eck, Francesco Fusco, Seshu Tirupathi
  • Patent number: 10785091
    Abstract: According to some embodiments of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method for managing a data center that is temperature controlled using a thermal management system is disclosed. The method includes collecting ambient temperature data in the data center, collecting server temperature data in servers located in the data center, collecting rack temperature data at server racks located in a data center using rack temperature sensors, wherein each rack temperature sensor is associated with one of the server racks, wherein at least one of the server racks includes at least two of the servers. The method further includes analyzing the ambient temperature data, the server temperature data, and the rack temperature data to discover a cause of a fault in the data center, wherein the cause is selected from the thermal management system, the servers, or the rack temperature sensors, and generating a notification regarding the cause of the fault.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cesar A. Dominguez Moreno, Ernesto Ramos Cacique, Marco Antonio Ramos Ramirez, Gerardo Ortiz Cueva
  • Patent number: 10775762
    Abstract: A data converter, a signal transmission method, and a signal transmission system for transmitting a signal to a programmable logic controller are provided. The data converter: performs sampling multiple times with respect to data detected by a sensor in one communication period of communication with a programmable logic controller; acquires statistical data by statisticizing a plurality of sampling data in the one communication period; and transmits the statistical data to the programmable logic controller when the one communication period is reached. Therefore, a signal sampling density is improved, and thus control accuracy can be enhanced. At the same time, a data transmission amount of a bus is reduced, a load on the programmable logic controller is reduced, and user convenience is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Liang yong Duan, Hao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10769574
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for reducing one or more distractions during a period of high productivity are provided. The embodiment may include receiving a plurality of user metadata. The embodiment may also include, in response to determining a user is in a high productivity state, analyzing the plurality of received user metadata for potential distractions to the high productivity state. The embodiment may further include, in response to identifying one or more potential distractions based on the plurality of analyzed user metadata, determining an appropriate modification to the one or more identified potential distractions. The embodiment may also include performing the determined appropriate modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Uwais Ashraf, Ioannis Georgiou, James Hook, Craig J. Morten
  • Patent number: 10762772
    Abstract: The various implementations described herein include methods, devices and systems for detecting trigger events and executing security protocols. In one aspect, a method is performed at a server system that is coupled to a smart device system and a client device, the smart device system located at a premises. The server system: (1) detects an unverified user within the premises based on data collected by the smart device system, wherein the data is communicated to the server system via the wide area networks; (2) provides a notification regarding the unverified user to authorized users via the wide area networks; (3) receives, from a first authorized user, a first user input in response to the notification; and (4) in response to receiving the first user input, executes a security operation at the premises based on the first user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Harry Tannenbaum, Scott Hong
  • Patent number: 10761495
    Abstract: In response to receiving an input of a user criteria for operating a system, one or more predictive models are selected in dependence on the user criteria. The predictive models predict behavior of the system and are stored in the memory with one or more system performance models that control operation of the system. The selected performance model(s) is implemented to select a subset of sensors that monitor physical conditions of the system and/or environmental parameters thereof, and is also used to select one or more of the system performance models that conform to the user criteria. One or more actuators associated with the system are controlled according to inputs received from the selected subset of sensors and the selected performance model(s). The same concepts are valid for other areas rather than maintenance, like optimization in the area of the internet of things, dynamic system reconfiguration, preventive healthcare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alecio Pedro Delazari Binotto, Ricardo Luis Ohta, Ademir Ferreira Da Silva, Fabio Latuf Gandour
  • Patent number: 10740805
    Abstract: A feedback system including a controller configured to: register a system account for each of a plurality of users, wherein the feedback system account includes a unique identification code for each of the plurality of users; provide a graphic user interface through which a first user: generates a request for feedback; selects one or more groups to which to communicate the request for feedback, where in the selection of the groups includes associating one or more unique identification codes with each of the groups; receives feedback from at least a second user associated with a unique identification code associated with one of the groups, wherein, upon receipt of the feedback from the second user, the first user is automatically authorized to reply to the second user; and accesses feedback analytics related to the feedback received in response to the request for feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: CandidCoffee, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas K. R. Stovall
  • Patent number: 10715886
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed toward power outage assessment using customer-site communication devices which are powered by utility power lines and which communicate with a remotely-situated computer server over a broadband network according to certain schedules. The server can receive from the devices, communications indicative of an operating status of each respective communication device as expected according to the schedules. In response to receiving and/or not receiving the respective communications from the devices and taking into account other parameters, the server can assess a possible power outage within one or more regions by comparing the received communications and threshold criteria associated with the schedules. Based on such criteria, the server can detect and report on conditions suggestive of a power outage in regions associated with the communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Damian Bonicatto
  • Patent number: 10708719
    Abstract: A provider-side metadata acquisition part acquires provider-side metadata regarding a sensing data providing terminal. The provider-side metadata includes a current position of the sensing data providing terminal. Also, the user-side metadata acquisition part acquires user-side metadata regarding sensing data using terminal. A matching part performs matching with the user-side metadata, using the current position of the sensing data providing terminal included in the provider-side metadata and the current time, and decides whether to request the sensing data providing terminal to provide the sensing data. A request part requires the sensing data providing terminal to provide the sensing data in accordance with the decision by the matching part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventors: Shuichi Misumi, Tetsuji Yamato
  • Patent number: 10706288
    Abstract: A method of supervising an offender or defendant who has been arrested or incarcerated and then released, preferably includes the steps of: a) the offender or defendant paying to a first monitoring entity an enrollment fee so that the offender or defendant becomes an enrollee; b) wherein in step “a” the enrollee has a mobile device or land line device having a camera and that is able to receive messages and/or telephone calls from the first monitoring entity; c) the enrollee receiving from the first monitoring entity a communication; d) wherein in step “c” the communication requires that the enrollee film himself or herself using the camera of his or her land line or mobile device; e) the monitoring entity selecting a method of identifying the enrollee by optionally using voice recognition or facial recognition; and f) the monitoring entity notifying a second entity that is a law enforcement entity if the enrollee does not answer the communication of step “c” or is not properly identified by the voice reco
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Robert Magaletta
  • Patent number: 10705899
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing error detection in a network, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing error and/or fault detection in a network and/or media stream and providing options to address the error and/or fault in the network and/or media stream. In various embodiments, a computer might detect an error in a first network and send a notification indicating that the error has occurred. The notification might contain one or more options to address the error in the first network. The computer, a user device, a service provider device, or a content provider device might receive and display the notification containing the one or more options. The computer, the user device, the service provider device, or the content provider device might then select at least one of the one or more options to address the error in the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Steven M. Casey, Katie S. Feiman, Zubin Ingah
  • Patent number: 10706148
    Abstract: The systems and methods that detect a malicious process using count vectors are provided. Count vectors store a number and types of system calls that a process executed in a configurable time interval. The count vectors are provided to a temporal convolution network and a spatial convolution network. The temporal convolution network generates a temporal output by passing the count vectors through temporal filters that identify temporal features of the process. The spatial convolution network generates a spatial output by passing the count vectors through spatial filters that identify spatial features of the process. The temporal output and the spatial output are merged into a summary representation of the process. The malware detection system uses the summary representation to determine that the process as a malicious process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dymshits, Benjamin Hillel Myara
  • Patent number: 10698388
    Abstract: A field device, which measures a physical quantity in a plant or processes the physical quantity, includes: an instruction unit configured to output a verification execution instruction signal for instructing execution of verification of the field device; an operation verifying unit configured to verify an operation of at least one element of the field device in response to the verification execution instruction signal and to verify an operation of the field device based on the verification result; and an output unit configured to output the verification result which is a result of verification of the operation by the operation verifying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Ikuhiko Ishikawa, Toru Shimura, Daisuke Harigane, Shinnosuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10691986
    Abstract: A computer implemented method comprises receiving one or more images of a computing environment comprising a plurality of interconnected components, analyzing the or each received image to identify each component shown in the image(s) and the connection(s) of each identified component, by identifying a set of attributes for each component from the image(s) and matching the identified attributes to attributes of known components stored in a database, obtaining a specification for each identified component, and generating a document comprising each identified component, its respective specification and the connection(s) of each identified component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10683968
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to a pump control system for a pressure sewer installation. The system comprises a controller arranged to control supply of power to a pump of the pressure sewer installation. The controller is arranged to receive an output signal from a sensor in a fluid reservoir of the pressure sewer installation, the output signal being indicative of a measured fluid level in the fluid reservoir. A memory is accessible to the controller and is arranged to store operation information pertaining to operation of the pressure sewer installation. A wireless transceiver is in communication with the controller to allow the controller to communicate with a remote server over a communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: South East Water Corporation
    Inventors: Rodney Leonard Moon, Martin Alexander Sutherland, Andrew Forster-Knight
  • Patent number: 10681172
    Abstract: Some embodiments include reception, from a first client system, of first instance data of a first data structure defined by the stored metadata, the first instance data associated with a first entity, storage of the first instance data of the first data structure in a data store, reception, from the first client system, of an indication associating the first instance data, a second client system, and second data not defined by the metadata, storage of the indication in the data store, reception, from the first client system, of information for retrieving the second data from the first client system and for generating a visualization based on the second data, reception of a request for data associated with the first entity from a second client system, and, in response to the request, identification of the stored indication associating the first instance data, the second client system, and the second data, retrieval of the second data from the first client system based on the information, generation of the visu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Yogesh Beria, Arun Govind, Srikanth Grandhe
  • Patent number: 10656805
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of obtaining a label for graphically presented operating behavior is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FALKONRY, INC.
    Inventors: Nikunj R. Mehta, Prasanta Bose
  • Patent number: 10655984
    Abstract: An outage estimator that generates outage data characterizing a power state for a number of premises serviced by a power grid, the number of premises comprising a first set of the premises and a second set of the premises different from the first set of the premises. The generating includes executing a first stage analysis that estimates the power state for the first set of the premises associated with a set of transformers coupled to a first feeder in the power grid in response to detecting an event message from a smart meter associated with the first set of the premises. The generating also includes executing a second stage analysis that estimates the power state for a second set of premises associated with a set of laterals coupled to a second feeder in the power grid in response to detecting that no event messages have been provided from smart meters associated with the second set of the premises within a predetermined amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric D Schwartz, Ronald A Capute
  • Patent number: 10635992
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system that reduces bandwidth requirements for transmitting telemetry data from sensors in a computer system. During operation, the system obtains a cross-imputability value for each sensor in a set of sensors that are monitoring the computer system, wherein a cross-imputability value for a sensor indicates how well a sensor value obtained from the sensor can be predicted based on sensor values obtained from other sensors in the set. Next, the system clusters sensors in the set of sensors into two or more groups based on the determined cross-imputability values. Then, while transmitting sensor values from the set of sensors, for a group of sensors having cross-imputability values exceeding a threshold, the system selectively transmits sensor values from some but not all of the sensors in the group to reduce a number of sensor values transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kenny C. Gross, Kalyanaraman Vaidyanathan, Anton A. Bougaev, Aleksey M. Urmanov
  • Patent number: 10635936
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first set of sensor data including data representing an object or an event in a monitored environment, receiving a second set of sensor data representing a corresponding time period as a time period represented by the first set of sensor data, inputting to a tutor classifier data representing the first set of data and including data representing the object or the event, generating a classification of the object or event in the tutor classifier, receiving the second set of sensor data at an apprentice classifier training process, receiving the classification generated in the tutor classifier at the apprentice classifier training process, and training the apprentice classifier in the apprentice classifier training process using the second set of sensor data as input and using the classification received from the tutor classifier as a ground-truth for the classification of the second set of sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Joacim Tullberg, Viktor Andersson
  • Patent number: RE48177
    Abstract: A relay apparatus includes a processor and a network interface for performing communication with an image processing apparatus and a server apparatus through a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Ohara, Takeshi Miyake