Remote Supervisory Monitoring Patents (Class 702/188)
  • Patent number: 10282747
    Abstract: Techniques for providing content to a computing device of a user are described. For example, a platform hosts a plurality of tools includes an analytics tool and a content tool. Input of a customer of the platform is received and specifies user segments and content to be provided accordingly. The tools are updated based on the customer input. User interactions of the user are also received and analyzed by, for example, the analytics tool. The analytics tool outputs an indication that the user is associated with a user segment based on the analysis. The output identifies the user segment and the user based on a format usable by the other tools. In turn, the content tool automatically receives and uses the output as an input to determine the content and the target of the content. Accordingly, the content tool provides the content to the computing device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Sachdev, Thomas Greger, Brandon Pack
  • Patent number: 10282223
    Abstract: Methods and systems that compute an efficiency coefficient of a set of virtual machines (“VMs”) running in a cloud-computing facility are described. The set of VMs may be a collection of VMs that form a VDC or the set of VMs may be a subset of a larger set of VMs that comprises a VDC. The efficiency coefficient is a metric that may be used to evaluate effective use of cloud-computing facility resources by the set of VMs. The efficiency coefficient is calculated based on ideal and actual cumulative cost of the set of VMs utilization of cloud-computing facility resources. As a result, the efficiency coefficient may also be used to assess cost effective use of cloud-computing facility resources by the set of VMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Yochai Uliel, Uri Kochavi, Aviv Rosenfeld
  • Patent number: 10275953
    Abstract: A system for tracking and evaluating ride maintenance includes: a management computer including a non-transitory processor and a memory in which a maintenance staff database and a ride maintenance database are stored; a ride condition detection system integrated with the management computer and including: a detector configured to record a video of the ride maintenance activity or an image of a target object at a certain time interval; and a control unit configured to communicate with the detector via a communication line, to detect the position change of the target object, and to store the video of the ride maintenance activity in the ride maintenance video database. The control unit has a memory to store ride condition database and ride maintenance video database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: John Cronin, Michael Glynn D'Andrea, Mikio Morioka
  • Patent number: 10268603
    Abstract: An electronic system may include a host, a memory, a data recording system, and a driving circuit. The driving circuit may drive a signal transferred between the host and the memory. The driving circuit may maintain amplitude and/or strength of the signal transferred between the host and the memory when the signal is monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Hyung Kyu Kim, Il Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 10267702
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to force sensors. As may be implemented in accordance with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a force-responsive component having a resonant frequency, and a circuit that compensates for variations with the force-responsive component. The force-responsive component moves in response to an applied force, in accordance with a spring constant that is susceptible to fluctuation. The compensation circuit determines Brownian motion of the force-responsive component at the resonant frequency based on temperature, and generates an output based on the determined Brownian motion and movement of the force-responsive component. Such an output is indicative of force applied to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Steeneken, Jozef van Beek, Willem Besling
  • Patent number: 10258243
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors, as well as systems and methods for using this information for a plurality of useful purposes, are provided. Real-time, noninvasive health and environmental monitors include a plurality of compact sensors integrated within small, low-profile devices. Physiological and environmental data is collected and wirelessly transmitted into a wireless network, where the data is stored and/or processed. This information is then used to support a variety of useful methods, such as clinical trials, marketing studies, biofeedback, entertainment, and others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Valencell, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Francis LeBoeuf, Jesse Berkley Tucker, Michael Edward Aumer
  • Patent number: 10255014
    Abstract: A system tracks the exact amount of ink remaining in printhead cartridges used in printers connected to a network. Each printer stores a history of cartridges that have been used in the printer. Each cartridge stores a status indicator that indicates whether the cartridge has been used before in any printer. When a printer receives a previously-used cartridge, the printer broadcasts a request for information about that cartridge from the other printers. Each printer having the matching printhead identification number in its history reports over the network the last recorded ink dot count associated with the matching printhead identification number. The requesting printer chooses the most up-to-date response based on the highest dot count or the latest time-stamp. The requesting printer then updates its memory using the dot count from the most up-to-date response and begins counting dots from that updated count for subsequent print jobs performed using the installed cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lucas Barkley, Bruce Deboard, Brian Jones
  • Patent number: 10255797
    Abstract: An improved alarm management system (“ALMS”) is described. In an embodiment, the improved alarm management system is configured to include a control system connected to multiple field devices in communication with an alarm management analysis system. The alarm management analysis system and control system can further be configured to communicate with the PI interface of a plant network. In a further embodiment, data from multiple ALMS can be aggregated offsite, processed, and configured to be displayed to offsite personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Anwar R. Al-Odail, Ziyad M. Al-Yahya
  • Patent number: 10257206
    Abstract: A blockchain of transactions may be referenced for various purposes and may be later accessed by interested parties. One example may comprise one or more of creating one or more control commands configured to control one or more smart devices, signing the one or more control commands via a key maintained by an entity creating the control commands, broadcasting the one or more control commands to the one or more smart devices, and storing the one or more control commands in a blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Miao He, Changrui Ren, Bing Shao, Yue Tong
  • Patent number: 10244043
    Abstract: A management system for a plant facility is disclosed. The system includes a first field device that measures a process value, a first control node that calculates a first control value based on the process value, a second field device that operates according to the first control value, and an application node that configures one or more parameters for calculating the first control value. The first control node compares the first control value with a second control value calculated by one of the first field device, a second control node, and the application node. When determining that the first and the second control value are identical, the first control node sets the first control value to the second field device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atushi Sato
  • Patent number: 10223667
    Abstract: A method for monitoring and tracking identified material in at least one fillable receptacle in at least one facility. The method includes installing at least one sensor with an ultrasonic transducer or a laser or both in one of the fillable receptacles, creating a customer profile with a fillable receptacle location, a quantity of fillable receptacles and a preset height limit for each fillable receptacle, and activating the sensor to repeatedly transmit an ultrasonic signal or light pulse into the receptacles and calculate remaining empty space then comparing remaining empty space to the preset height limits to determine whether the fillable receptacle is full. Fillable receptacle locations are aggregated into a route and a driver is alerted to download the route, enabling drivers to pick up filled fillable receptacles and remove identified material at the fillable receptacle locations using the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Joshua Repensek
  • Patent number: 10203462
    Abstract: A photoelectric sensor includes a connecting section for light projection to which a light propagation member for light projection optically coupled to a light emitting element is connected, a connecting section for light reception to which a light propagation member for light reception optically coupled to a light receiving element is connected, a signal generating unit configured to compare a light reception signal generated by the light receiving element and a threshold and generate a detection signal indicating a result of the comparison, an light emitting element for indication optically coupled to at least one of the connecting section for light reception and the connecting section for light projection and configured to emit visible light, and a control unit configured to light the light emitting element for indication on the basis of an instruction from an outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: KEYENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Makino, Akinori Nagata
  • Patent number: 10206022
    Abstract: A touch screen control device is described herein with integrated speakers. Each of the left and right speakers are mounted on respective side walls such that their long axis is substantially vertical, and the bulk of the speaker, which is contained within the frame of touch screen control device, faces inwardly, in a substantially horizontal direction, so that a minimal amount of depth is needed to mount touch screen control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Owens
  • Patent number: 10193922
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for an actionable blacklist of DDoS offenders and ISPs associated offenders. The system can collect real-time attack data and perform real-time analysis, which can be fed into a centralized database for intelligent analysis to identify offenders and report to interested subscribers. The system can receive an indication that network resources are being targeted as part of one or more DDoS attacks, and then obtain the malicious IP address of devices associated with those DDoS attacks. The system can determine the Internet Service Provider (ISP) associated with malicious IP addresses. A metric can be computed that is associated with an ISP involved in the one or more DDoS attacks. If the metric exceeds a threshold, then an alert message indicating that the first ISP is involved in the one or more DDoS attacks can be sent to a list of subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Smith, Shawn Marck
  • Patent number: 10193906
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for detecting malware and potential malware based on using generalized attack trees (generalized attack tree graphs). The generalized attack trees are based on attack trees (attack tree graphs), whose objects, such as links and vertices, have been analyzed, and some of these objects have been generalized, resulting in the generalized attack tree of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: CHECKPOINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Tamara Leiderfarb, Lior Arzi, Anandabrata Pal
  • Patent number: 10182744
    Abstract: An article of footwear includes an upper member and a sole structure, with a sensor system connected to the sole structure. The sensor system includes a plurality of sensors that are configured for detecting forces exerted by a user's foot on the sensor. Each sensor includes two electrodes that are in communication with a force sensitive resistive material. The electrodes and the force sensitive resistive material may have multi-lobed shapes. Additionally, the sensor system may be provided on an insert that may form a sole member of the article of footwear. The insert may have slits therethrough, and may have a defined peripheral shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael S. Amos, Andrew A. Owings, Allan M. Schrock, Anthony C. Dean
  • Patent number: 10162699
    Abstract: A resolution and notification server and computer-implemented techniques implemented on the same are disclosed for providing automated resolution and notification of a fault detected about a device monitored by an information technology (IT) fault monitoring server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SECURE-24, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Mowry, Nick Ilitch, Matt Goodrich, Chase Putans, Ryan Youngs
  • Patent number: 10163014
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for monitoring the visual behavior of a person. In one embodiment, the method includes a person activity data providing step during which person activity data indicative of an activity of the person are provided; a person visual behavior data providing step during which person visual behavior data indicative of the visual behavior of the person related to said activity of the person are provided; reference visual behavior providing step during which a reference visual behavior data indicative of the reference visual behavior of the person based on said activity of the person are provided; and a comparing step during which the person visual behavior data and the reference visual behavior data are compared so as to deduce whether the person visual behavior is adapted with respect to said activity of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Marie Lore, Marion Swital
  • Patent number: 10158505
    Abstract: Provided is an analog input and output module, the module comprising a first signal processing unit configured to separate analog signal inputted from a plurality of HART transmitters from first HART data, convert the analog signal to digital data, transmit the first HART data to a second signal processing unit, and transmit second HART data received from the second signal processing unit to at least one of the plurality of HART transmitters; and the second signal processing unit configured to control the first signal processing unit and storing conversion result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yonggak Sin
  • Patent number: 10158391
    Abstract: A wearable wireless portable device (“WWPD”) includes cellular/WAN communications circuitry for establishing a direct connection to a telecommunication network and a low-power short range radio for establishing an indirect connection to the telecommunication network via the communications circuitry of the more feature-rich mobile device. The WWPD may be configured to deactivate its cellular/WAN communications circuitry (and other resource such as GPS) to communicate with a more feature-rich mobile device (e.g., a smartphone) via low-power short range communication technologies when it is in close proximity to the mobile device, and activate its cellular/WAN circuitry to provide cellular and/or network connectivity when it is not in close proximity to the mobile device. The WWPD does not require the bulky battery systems, which enables the WWPD to be packaged into a small and lightweight device, such as a wrist watch or pendant and enables longer battery life for the battery of the WWPD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Steven R. Altman
  • Patent number: 10157115
    Abstract: A detection system for a baseboard management controller (BMC) provides a motherboard and a BMC. The motherboard sends a detection command to the BMC, the command requiring the BMC to send a response value to the motherboard. A determination unit determines whether the motherboard receives the response value within a preset time. When the motherboard does not receive the response value within the preset time, the determination unit determines that the BMC works abnormally and issues warnings. A detection method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Cloud Network Technology Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 10149023
    Abstract: A system receives an indication of selection of an item in a broadcast segment from an end device. A broadcast segment is identified by the selection and a broadcast segment schedule. An item ID is determined using the identified broadcast segment and the broadcast segment schedule, and a corresponding sponsor of the item is determined using the item ID and the identified broadcast segment. An anonymized message, including the item ID and a request for information, is sent to the corresponding sponsor. A reply is received from the corresponding sponsor, and forwarded to an end user contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Craig P. Reilly, Robert H. Yacobellis
  • Patent number: 10140170
    Abstract: An error mechanism provides stored error information to assist in determining the cause of failure of a storage device such as a hard disk drive. The error mechanism gathers information surrounding an error event from various software and hardware components in the system. An event command is sent to the storage device that includes the gathered information. The storage device stores the gathered information from the event command in a log on the storage device. After the storage device is removed from the system the error information in the log can be used to determine the cause of the failure. The event command may be standardized into an existing industry communication protocol or be vendor specific.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy M. Damron, Justin K. King, Lee N. Helgeson, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 10121381
    Abstract: There is used a data flow control order generating apparatus that includes: a sensor side metadata acquisition unit acquiring sensor side metadata as information related to a sensor that outputs sensing data; an application side metadata acquisition unit acquiring application side metadata as information related to an application that provides a service by using the sensing data; a matching unit performing matching between the sensor side metadata and the application side metadata to extract the sensor capable of providing the sensing data that satisfies the request of the application; and an instruction unit transmitting a data flow control order that identifies the sensor extracted by the matching unit and the application to a sensor managing apparatus that manages the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Hisano
  • Patent number: 10112595
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, at a host vehicle, Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) messages transmitted using V2V communication from one or more remote vehicles; identifying at least one vehicle of the one or more remote vehicles that is ahead of the host vehicle based on information included in the received V2V messages; selecting V2V messages among the received V2V messages that were received from the at least one identified vehicle; and controlling a powertrain system of the host vehicle based on information included in the selected V2V messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc, Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Mohammad Naserian, Allan Lewis
  • Patent number: 10115029
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a camera sensor and a processor. The camera sensor may be configured to generate a video signal based on a targeted wide angle view of an interior of a vehicle. The processor may be configured to detect a type of object in the interior of the vehicle based on a classification of information visible in the video signal. If the vehicle is unattended by a person capable of operating one or more accessories of the vehicle, the processor may be configured to initiate one or more corrective measures based on the type of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ambarella, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher N. Day, Alexander Fink
  • Patent number: 10117204
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include an apparatus that comprises (a) a kinematics sensor module including an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a magnetometer, or combinations thereof; and (b) a bidirectional wireless communication module configured for wirelessly synchronizing the sampling time instances of the kinematics sensor module with the sampling time instances of at least a second wearable apparatus including a second kinematics sensor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: APDM, INC
    Inventors: Andrew Greenberg, Pedro Mateo Riobo Aboy, James McNames, Sean Pearson, Gavin Gallino, Timothy Brandon
  • Patent number: 10108384
    Abstract: A system tracks the exact amount of ink remaining in printhead cartridges used in printers connected to a network. Each printer stores a history of cartridges that have been used in the printer. Each cartridge stores a status indicator that indicates whether the cartridge has been used before in any printer. When a printer receives a previously-used cartridge, the printer broadcasts a request for information about that cartridge from the other printers. Each printer having the matching printhead identification number in its history reports over the network the last recorded ink dot count associated with the matching printhead identification number. The requesting printer chooses the most up-to-date response based on the highest dot count or the latest time-stamp. The requesting printer then updates its memory using the dot count from the most up-to-date response and begins counting dots from that updated count for subsequent print jobs performed using the installed cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lucas Barkley, Bruce Deboard, Brian Jones
  • Patent number: 10102051
    Abstract: An error mechanism provides stored error information to assist in determining the cause of failure of a storage device such as a hard disk drive. The error mechanism gathers information surrounding an error event from various software and hardware components in the system. An event command is sent to the storage device that includes the gathered information. The storage device stores the gathered information from the event command in a log on the storage device. After the storage device is removed from the system the error information in the log can be used to determine the cause of the failure. The event command may be standardized into an existing industry communication protocol or be vendor specific.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy M. Damron, Justin K. King, Lee N. Helgeson, Michelle A. Schlicht
  • Patent number: 10095798
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention are a method for displaying website authentication information and a browser, the method comprising: acquiring, by cloud query, authentication parameter information of a website provided by a network address authentication server after a network address change event is triggered, wherein the authentication parameter information at least comprises display picture information of authentication information, and the display picture information of the authentication information is generated by the network address authentication server according to the source of the authentication information and website type information; and displaying the authentication information of the website in the browser according to the authentication parameter information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING QIHOO TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Mei Zhu, Baosheng Li, Shangyue Ji, Xiaolong Wang, Huan Ren
  • Patent number: 10089162
    Abstract: A method for maintaining a file system of a computer system is disclosed. An operating system is loaded to the computer system when the computer system is booted, such that the file system of the computer system is monitored in real time after the computer system is booted. When occurrence of an error in the file system is detected, a number of times the error has occurred is accumulated. When the number of times the error has occurred reaches a predetermined threshold, a notification message is generated and displayed on an electronic apparatus. Accordingly, a manager of the computer system may be notified immediately when the occurrence of the error in the file system is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Synology Incorporated
    Inventors: Chung-Cheng Li, Chien-Kuan Yeh, Shih-Hsien Liu
  • Patent number: 10078664
    Abstract: A system and method for searching for and finding data across industrial time-series data is disclosed. A computer system receives a search query from a client system. The computer system accesses a database including a plurality of stored time-series data sets. For each stored time-series data set, the computer system determines whether the stored time-series data set includes one or more sections that match the received search query. In accordance with a determination that two or more of stored time-series data sets include at least one section that matches the received search query, the computer system determines whether the matching sections in each stored time-series data set have overlapping time periods. In accordance with a determination that the matching sections in each time-series data set have overlapping time periods, the computer system identifies a particular event that occurred during the overlapping time periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Steven Matt Gustafson, Abha Moitra, Kareem Sherif Aggour, Luis Babaji Ng Tari, Aisha Yousuf
  • Patent number: 10075339
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for optimizing time and complexity during an interoperation of at least two smart sensing device's operating in a heterogeneous environment, each device is configured to predetermined characteristics for a heterogeneous environment with a dynamic degree of prioritization in interoperation. The said method and system is adapted for creation of generic device attributes for smart sensing devices by an edge gateway system during the device discovery phase and at the same time performing semantic analysis on the content of the attributes to optimize the device interoperation mechanism in any smart environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Soma Bandyopadhyay, Abhijan Bhattacharyya, Munmun Sengupta
  • Patent number: 10067341
    Abstract: Arrangement for a vehicle includes a heads-up display (HUD) system that displays content to an occupant of a vehicle, a processor that directs the heads-up display system to display content related to a lane being traveled by the vehicle, a scene data generating system that obtains information about an object in an environment around the vehicle, and an occupant monitoring system that monitors the occupant and detects movement of at least one part of the occupant. The processor is coupled to the scene data generating system and the occupant monitoring system and causes enhanced display of content by the heads-up display system additional to the content related to the lane being traveled by the vehicle, based on the information obtained by the scene data generating system and movement of the part of the occupant as detected by the occupant monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intelligent Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: David S Breed, Oleksandr T Shostak
  • Patent number: 10057914
    Abstract: A method and device for wireless data transmission are described. A device receives sets of sensor data associated with respective sensor measurements for a vehicle. The device determines a priority for each of the sets of sensor data based on an amount of data stored for that sensor measurement in a number of data queues, and selectively stores each of the sets of sensor data in one of the data queues based on a threshold data throughput rate of a wireless network and the priority of each set of sensor data. The device transmits, to a second computing device via the wireless network, at least some of the sets of sensor data from the data queues based on a current data throughput rate of the wireless network and a priority level of each of the data queues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Sakwa
  • Patent number: 10049135
    Abstract: Context-based data analytics based on visual intuition, and generation of information contexts for conducting research, analysis, and/or decision making. A plurality of information objects (IOs) are generated, each IO indicative of a plurality of data points corresponding to an object among objects for which information in a first domain is obtained, by containing information values (IVs) based upon context data, an IV generated based upon a product of each target data point, a relevance value (RV) of the target data point, a confidence value (CV) of the target data point, and a bias value. Visually displaying the IVs in a three dimensional space based on a distance formula to represent a relative relationship indicative of relevance as gravitational forces between the IOs using a set of concentric spheres corresponding to the IOs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Ronald Gordon Whitley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10043211
    Abstract: A control mechanism in a system monitors inputs and outputs (such as sensor data representing one or more environmental conditions in one or more environments, sub-services in the services, and/or compensation) exchanged among components in combinations that provide the services in the environments, where the components in a given combination include at least one of: environmental monitoring devices in the environments and one or more of the partner electronic devices in the environments and/or service providers. Moreover, the control mechanism stores the monitored inputs and outputs, and analyzes the monitored inputs and outputs based on quality criteria and historical inputs and outputs exchanged within the combinations. Based on the analysis, the control mechanism identifies an instance in the inputs and the outputs of: incorrect sensor data and/or fraudulent compensation. Furthermore, the control mechanism performs a remedial action based on the identified instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Leeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Nina S. Joshi, Adam M. Gettings, Eddy Y. Chan, Andrew G. Stevens, Lucas D. Ivers, Bjorn H. Hovland
  • Patent number: 9995501
    Abstract: A system that allows a contractor to remotely monitor and/or interact with its customers' building control systems, such as heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and analyze information obtained from the building control systems over time. Such a system may help the contractor monitor and diagnosis customer building control systems, setup service calls, achieve better customer relations, create more effective marketing opportunities, as well as other functions. In some cases, the disclosed system may help a contractor pro-actively identify possible issues with its customer's building control systems, and only then schedule maintenance as required. In some cases, based on the analysis of information obtained from the building control systems over time, the system may output indications of abnormalities in the operation of the building control systems from which information may be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David Quam, Amy Ragland, Steve R. Peterson, Wendy Foslien, Jennifer Teves, Pedro Davolos, Soumitri Kolavennu, Henry Nahurski
  • Patent number: 9983241
    Abstract: A method for validating an electric power plant capability as an electric service provider is provided. The method includes receiving a plurality of input data records from the plurality of renewable energy devices, respectively, the input data records respectively defining a plurality of device capabilities associated with at least one electrical service which can be provided by the renewable energy devices to the electric distribution grid; estimating internal power losses of the electric power plant; using the input data records and the internal power losses for calculating an output data record defining an overall plant capability for the service; communicating the output data record to an operator of the electric distribution grid; and receiving a validation signal from the operator of the electric distribution grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Kaj Skov Nielsen
  • Patent number: 9965910
    Abstract: A lockout-tagout system for use with at least one securing item may include at least one lock for locking the securing item in place. The lockout-tagout system may further include at least one lockout tag on or near the securing item or lock. The lockout tag may have a wireless identification device. The lockout-tagout system may further include a reader configured to read the wireless identification device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Master Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Scott Kalous, Kieran MacCourt
  • Patent number: 9920948
    Abstract: An asynchronous reporting mechanism for a remote device in a heating, ventilation and air conditioning environment. Using gateway information, such as a device address, report information may be sent to the user account, or using another approach, the information may be sent directly to the user. An asynchronous message may be sent without user intervention or request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick R. Lemire, Cherry Lv, Thomas Paul Schmit, Jeffrey J. Stuart, Bo Wang, James W. Kern, William R. Blum, Philip J. Ferro
  • Patent number: 9905923
    Abstract: There is provided a phased array antenna comprising a plurality of antenna elements (12) and switching circuitry configured to switch the phased array antenna to an inactive mode. The switching to the inactive mode comprises the switching circuitry connecting random or pseudo-random impedance elements (20) to the antenna elements to reduce the peak backscatter level of the phased antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence
    Inventor: Neil Andrew Redit
  • Patent number: 9898917
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and apparatuses for environmental management using a smart alarm comprising, receiving one or more readings from one or more sensors, wherein the sensors are of at least one or more distinct logical types, generating one or more derived points representing the one or more readings from the sensors and alerting one or more alarm units when the derived points satisfy an alarm condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Vigilent Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel N. Miller, Peter Varadi, Kennard White, Clifford Federspiel
  • Patent number: 9881273
    Abstract: An object recognition device that senses electrical signals conducted by the body of a human user (e.g., as a result of direct contact with or close proximity to a device emitting or conducting electromagnetic noise), compares the sensed electrical signals to a plurality of signatures of electrical signals produced by a corresponding plurality of types of electrical and electromechanical devices to determine the type of electrical or electromechanical device that generated the electrical signals sensed by the sensor, and communicates information to the human user related to or triggered by the electrical or electromechanical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: DISNEY INTERPRISES, INC., CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chouchang Yang, Gierad Laput, Robert Xiao, Christopher Harrison, Alanson Sample
  • Patent number: 9874925
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method and apparatus for a zero voltage processor sleep state. A processor may include a dedicated cache memory. A voltage regulator may be coupled to the processor to provide an operating voltage to the processor. During a transition to a zero voltage power management state for the processor, the operational voltage applied to the processor by the voltage regulator may be reduced to approximately zero and the state variables associated with the processor may be saved to the dedicated cache memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sanjeev Jahagirdar, Varghese George, John B. Conrad, Robert Milstrey, Stephen A. Fischer, Alon Naveh, Shai Rotem
  • Patent number: 9871849
    Abstract: Methods and systems for sharing variable states from an appliance to one or more servers is disclosed. The appliance may identify a script, and identify the variables associated with the script. The variables are shared with the servers so that the servers can execute the script. The script may also be shared with the servers. The script and the variables may be transmitted in-band with other traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Abhishek Chauhan
  • Patent number: 9830226
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactive fault avoidance. In some embodiments, an Information Handling System (IHS) includes: a processor and a Basic I/O System (BIOS) coupled to the processor, the BIOS having program instructions that, upon execution by the processor, cause the IHS to: accumulate telemetry data received from one or more sensors over a period of time; determine, based upon the accumulated telemetry data, that the IHS has been subject to a given type of environmental or stress condition; and identify, based upon the given type of environmental or stress condition, a potential IHS fault before the fault occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Abeye Teshome, Dirie N. Herzi
  • Patent number: 9829869
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for monitoring and controlling irrigation and climate conditions in landscapes (such as, e.g., municipal parks, gardens, and sports fields) and agricultural environments (such as, e.g., open agricultural fields, greenhouses, and other sites growing crops).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Rain Bird Corporation
    Inventors: Bulut Fethi Ersavas, Pelin Ersavas, Semih Pekol
  • Patent number: 9827816
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for estimating a temperature of a tire. The method includes: receiving tire pressure data; and estimating a temperature of a tread of the tire based on the tire pressure data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Amer Abughaida, Youssef A. Ghoneim
  • Patent number: RE47289
    Abstract: An operation method for a server system includes: (A) under control of a hardware abstraction layer (HAL), a plurality of node management units sharing a hardware resource; (B) if If one of the node management units needs to use the hardware resource, the method includes the node management unit sending an instruction or a data to the HAL and accordingly the HAL using the hardware resource in represent of the node management unit; and (C) if. If an external instruction is received, the method includes the HAL identifying which transmission port of the hardware resource receives the external instruction, so to send the external instruction to a corresponding node management unit, and. Then, after the external instruction is executed, the method includes the corresponding node management unit sending back an information to the HAL so that the HAL sends back the information to an external system administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Te-Hsien Lai, Yu-Cheng Chen, Ching-Fu Kung