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US10180025B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10180025B2
Publication date: 2019-01-15
Application number: 15/606,982
Filing date: 2017-05-26
Inventor: Conner, Greg Alan  
Abstract: A power optimizer system for power closure panels includes a closure panel power actuator system comprising at least a motor operatively connected to a vehicle closure panel. A controller is configured to determine an optimal electrical current draw for the power actuator system according to one or more inputs relating at least to a vehicle battery status, a vehicle ambient temperature, a vehicle grade, and a vehicle climate control system status. Methods of modeling/optimizing the appropriate electrical current draw for power closure systems operating in varying voltage, temperature, grade, and climate control system conditions relative to a vehicle, or other similar mechanisms are also described. A power optimizer system for power closure panels includes a closure panel power actuator system comprising at least a motor operatively connected to a vehicle closure panel. A controller is configured to determine an optimal electrical current draw for the power actuator system ...more ...less
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US10185921B1
Publication/Patent Number: US10185921B1
Publication date: 2019-01-22
Application number: 15/391,242
Filing date: 2016-12-27
Assignee: Good2Go, Inc.
Abstract: A system that allows an end-user to locate and gain access to a private facility, such as a restroom or other resource, without requiring that the end-user interact with any facility personnel. A mobile application allows a user to identify and proceed to a location where a private facility is available. When a user arrives at the location, the mobile application communicates with access control devices at the location to notify facility personnel of the user's presence and unlock doors or otherwise remove safeguards preventing general public access to the private facility. A system that allows an end-user to locate and gain access to a private facility, such as a restroom or other resource, without requiring that the end-user interact with any facility personnel. A mobile application allows a user to identify and proceed to a location where a ...more ...less
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US10185967B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10185967B2
Publication date: 2019-01-22
Application number: 15/861,061
Filing date: 2018-01-03
Abstract: Systems and methods for near-field communications with a mobile device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for near-field communication may comprise: detecting, by a source device located at a point-of-sale, the proximity of a receiving device; encoding purchase data on an audio signal with one or more ultrasonic frequencies; and transmitting the encoded purchase data to the receiving device, wherein the encoded purchase data is transmitted using a speaker of the source device. Systems and methods for near-field communications with a mobile device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for near-field communication may comprise: detecting, by a source device located at a point-of-sale, the proximity of a receiving device; ...more ...less
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US10186098B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10186098B2
Publication date: 2019-01-22
Application number: 15/356,329
Filing date: 2016-11-18
Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for access control via a mobile device are described herein. One device includes instructions stored thereon executable by a processor to track a location of a mobile device in a facility based on communications between the mobile device and a plurality of beacons located in the facility, wherein the mobile device is associated with a particular user having access rights associated with the facility, determine that the mobile device is located in a particular area of the facility, determine whether the user is allowed access to the particular area based on the access rights, and provide a notification responsive to a determination that the user is not allowed access to the particular area. Systems, devices, and methods for access control via a mobile device are described herein. One device includes instructions stored thereon executable by a processor to track a location of a mobile device in a facility based on communications between the mobile device and a ...more ...less
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US10186100B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10186100B2
Publication date: 2019-01-22
Application number: 15/019,802
Filing date: 2016-02-09
Abstract: A system for securely transporting medications or other items. The system includes a central computer system and a number of lockable relay boxes. Each relay box further includes a software controlled lid unlockable upon authorization from the central computer system, a memory storing a globally unique electronically readable identifier, a sensor that can detect unauthorized forced entry to the relay box, and a display. The system also includes an electronic network over which the central computer system authorizes accesses to the interiors of the relay boxes. A system for securely transporting medications or other items. The system includes a central computer system and a number of lockable relay boxes. Each relay box further includes a software controlled lid unlockable upon authorization from the central computer system, a memory ...more ...less
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US10187793B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10187793B2
Publication date: 2019-01-22
Application number: 13/876,571
Filing date: 2011-09-28
Inventor: Petel, Laurent  
Abstract: The invention relates to a method for pairing a mobile telephone with a motor vehicle, said paired mobile telephone being used to lock/unlock and/or start said motor vehicle by means of at least part of an authentication code. Said method is characterized in that the mobile telephone (5) is loaded with said at least part of the authentication code required to be able to lock/unlock and/or start said motor vehicle. The invention relates to a method for pairing a mobile telephone with a motor vehicle, said paired mobile telephone being used to lock/unlock and/or start said motor vehicle by means of at least part of an authentication code. Said method is characterized in that the mobile ...more ...less
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US10169935B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10169935B2
Publication date: 2019-01-01
Application number: 15/642,849
Filing date: 2017-07-06
Inventor: Paquin, Yves  
Assignee: Paquin, Yves
Abstract: A method for retrofitting a door comprising a key reader with a door control unit. The door control unit, key reader and the latch release mechanism may also be powered by a key comprising a power supply, the key also supplying a coded sequence to the door control unit.
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US10169938B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10169938B2
Publication date: 2019-01-01
Application number: 15/986,370
Filing date: 2018-05-22
Abstract: An access control device including a credential reader circuit configured to enter a standby mode, awaken from a standby mode, and receive data from a nearby credential. The access control device further includes a credential detection circuit having a memory configured to store program instructions, an antenna, and a processor electrically coupled to the antenna and to the credential reader circuit, wherein the processor is configured to execute the stored program instructions to: transmit an interrogation signal, receive a reflected interrogation signal with the antenna, transmit an activation signal to the credential reader circuit in response to the received reflected interrogation signal wherein the reflected interrogation signal includes I and Q values, receive a false detection signal from the credential reader circuit, and adjust at least one of the I and Q threshold values of the reflected interrogation signal. An access control device including a credential reader circuit configured to enter a standby mode, awaken from a standby mode, and receive data from a nearby credential. The access control device further includes a credential detection circuit having a memory configured to store ...more ...less
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US10169942B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10169942B2
Publication date: 2019-01-01
Application number: 15/831,900
Filing date: 2017-12-05
Abstract: A door lock mechanism is disclosed that includes door lock and alarm features. The mechanism includes a controller and a sensor useful to detect motions that are representative of attempted access through a door to which the door lock mechanism is attached. The controller can set an alarm condition if a measured motion, such as a measured acceleration, meet and/or exceeds a threshold. If an appropriate access control credential is provided through a user device then the alarm condition may not be set by the controller. The door lock mechanism can be coupled to a remote station via a communications link if needed, such as a radio frequency link. The remote station can additionally be in communication with the door lock mechanism via a network. The remote station can be used to send and receive messages regarding door lock mechanism status, configuration, etc. A door lock mechanism is disclosed that includes door lock and alarm features. The mechanism includes a controller and a sensor useful to detect motions that are representative of attempted access through a door to which the door lock mechanism is attached. The controller can ...more ...less
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US10198563B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10198563B2
Publication date: 2019-02-05
Application number: 15/070,365
Filing date: 2016-03-15
Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
Abstract: A method for controlling a screen of a terminal, includes: determining a real-time state of the screen as a first state; generating a first electromagnetic signal corresponding to the first state, and sending the first electromagnetic signal to a metal structure on a surface of the terminal through a first human body communication component, such that the first electromagnetic signal is transmitted via a skin of a user; receiving, by the first human body communication component via the metal structure, a second electromagnetic signal sent by a wearable device associated with the terminal, the second electromagnetic signal being generated by the wearable device according to the first electromagnetic signal; and if the second electromagnetic signal includes state switching information regarding the screen, switching the real-time state of the screen from the first state to a second state. A method for controlling a screen of a terminal, includes: determining a real-time state of the screen as a first state; generating a first electromagnetic signal corresponding to the first state, and sending the first electromagnetic signal to a metal structure on a surface of ...more ...less
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US10194018B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10194018B2
Publication date: 2019-01-29
Application number: 15/677,081
Filing date: 2017-08-15
Abstract: Methods and systems for providing standardized mobile device distraction prevention and safety protocols are disclosed. In particular, an embodiment of a method for activating a distraction prevention or safety protocol behavior in a mobile device when the mobile device satisfies a specific condition is disclosed. The method includes discovering one or more protocol activators configured to transmit discovery information associated with a specific condition. The method further includes activating distraction prevention safety protocol behavior in the mobile device based at least in part on the discovery information. In an implementation, the specific condition may be a specified environment itself and or include an event when the mobile device enters a specified environment or a specified sequence of numbers is dialed from the mobile device. Methods and systems for providing standardized mobile device distraction prevention and safety protocols are disclosed. In particular, an embodiment of a method for activating a distraction prevention or safety protocol behavior in a mobile device when the mobile device ...more ...less
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US10196037B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10196037B2
Publication date: 2019-02-05
Application number: 14/438,290
Filing date: 2013-10-28
Abstract: The present invention relates to a vehicle access system (1) having a tracking means (11; 23, 25, 27) for tracking a positional movement pattern of a user (D) relative to a vehicle (3). A controller (9) is provided for controlling the opening and/or closing of a vehicle opening (5). The controller (9) communicates with a storage device (15) and the tracking means (11; 23, 25, 27). The controller (9) has a comparator (17) for comparing the positional movement pattern with one or more pre-defined movement maps stored in the storage device (15). The controller is configured to open the vehicle opening when the comparator (17) determines that the positional movement pattern corresponds to a first of the pre-defined movement maps. Alternatively, or in addition the controller can be configured to close the vehicle opening when the comparator (17) determines that the positional movement pattern corresponds to a second of said pre-defined movement maps. The invention also relates to a method of opening/closing a vehicle opening. The present invention relates to a vehicle access system (1) having a tracking means (11; 23, 25, 27) for tracking a positional movement pattern of a user (D) relative to a vehicle (3). A controller (9) is provided for controlling the opening and/or closing of a vehicle opening ...more ...less
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US10223848B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10223848B2
Publication date: 2019-03-05
Application number: 15/269,585
Filing date: 2016-09-19
Abstract: Various systems and methods for providing a smart entry system are described herein. A smart entry system includes a detector to detect a person near a portal to a room; a transceiver to attempt to establish a wireless connection between the smart entry system and a user device associated with the person; and a user interface to present a notification to the person based on a state of the wireless connection. Various systems and methods for providing a smart entry system are described herein. A smart entry system includes a detector to detect a person near a portal to a room; a transceiver to attempt to establish a wireless connection between the smart entry system and a user device ...more ...less
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US10223850B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10223850B2
Publication date: 2019-03-05
Application number: 15/586,220
Filing date: 2017-05-03
Inventor: Sample, Alanson  
Abstract: An RFID system in which at least one of the RFID tag antenna and the RFID reader antenna has an impedance matching network associated therewith in order to better match the impedances of the two antennas. This impedance matching places the antennas into an over-coupled regime once they are within a reasonable distance of each other (e.g., 2 to 50 mm). It also increases the Q-factor of the improved antenna, which can greatly increase the range at which the RFID reader can read the RFID tag. This improved RFID system may be used in any of a variety of application, including operating a door lock mechanism. An RFID system in which at least one of the RFID tag antenna and the RFID reader antenna has an impedance matching network associated therewith in order to better match the impedances of the two antennas. This impedance matching places the antennas into an over-coupled regime ...more ...less
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US10223852B2
Publication/Patent Number: US10223852B2
Publication date: 2019-03-05
Application number: 15/347,329
Filing date: 2016-11-09
Abstract: A vehicle includes: motor(s), door lock(s), processor(s) configured to: attempt a direct link with a mobile device based on receiving a key fob command; attempt an indirect link with the mobile device based on failing to establish the direct link; accept and implement the command upon establishing the direct or indirect link; reject the command upon failing to establish the direct and indirect link. A vehicle includes: motor(s), door lock(s), processor(s) configured to: attempt a direct link with a mobile device based on receiving a key fob command; attempt an indirect link with the mobile device based on failing to establish the direct link; accept and implement the ...more ...less