28 listings. Patents on record with USPTO, etc. that are related to IoT or Things in a variety of ways.

System and method for automatic measurement and recording
Squadle, Inc. (Cambridge, MA). ...relates to a mobile computing device with one or more sensors for determining when to measure and record a particular value of one or more items. The device may automatically measure the values based on sensing a change in the temperature value or through using proximity as detected by one or more onboard sensors.

Systems and methods for allocating tasks to a plurality of robotic devices
Google Inc. (Mountain View, CA). Methods and systems for allocating tasks to robotic devices are provided... the computing system may optimize an allocation of the plurality of tasks such that a high precision task may be allocated to a robotic device having a greater current health level than another robotic device

Method, Device, And System For Remote Monitoring Internet Of Things Device
The method includes that: a User Equipment (UE) acquires an Internet Protocol (IP) address of a required Internet-of-things device from a remote router, and acquires device-detail information of the Internet-of-things device corresponding to the IP address according to the acquired IP address.

Automatic Garage Door Automatic Monitoring And Controlling System Based On The Internet of Things Concept And Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology
Huang Yue, et. al. A method and system are provided for remotely monitoring the open and close status of a garage door via the Internet based on the Internet of Things concept and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.

Wearable Behavior-Based Vision System
Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA). At least a global zone and an egocentric behavioral zone relative to the apparatus are established, and real objects assigned behaviors that are mapped to the respective zones occupied by the object.

Tri-State Electronic Tag
Heres Technology(BJ) Co., Ltd. (Beijing, CN). An electronic tag is able to realize a read-write state at a relatively far distance, a read-write state at a relatively near distance when the read-write cannot be done at a relatively far distance and a read-write-incapable state, so that it can play a more positive role when applied to the Internet of Things.

Integrated Application Generating System And Method For Internet Of Things Terminal
ZTE Corporation (Shenzhen, CN). The method comprises: providing a terminal component and a platform component that are required by an application of an Internet of Things terminal.

Fast-tracking approach for building routing topologies in fast-moving networks
Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA). A local node in a communication network determines a set of its neighbor nodes, and determines a respective occurrence frequency at which each particular neighbor node is to be probed based on a rate of change in distance between the local node and the particular neighbor node.

Application-aware dynamic bit-level error protection for modulation-based communication
Cisco Technology, Inc. (San Jose, CA). A method, comprising: determining, by a processor, a level of error protection of each bit position within symbols of a particular constellation map used for modulation-based communication. Low-Power and Lossy Networks (LLNs) are a class of network in which both the routers and their interconnect are constrained; An example implementation of LLNs is an "Internet of Things" network.

Device and methods for signal-broadcasting sockets
Azih; Emmanuel (Washington, DC). An electronic socket device that transmits radio signals, which can be used to approximate the location of a person or device in a room. In one embodiment, the device may be installed in a standard electrical outlet and powered by an AC power source.

Wrist-worn electronic device and methods therefor
Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA). ...the electronic device can utilize the additional electrical circuitry or devices provided within the electronic wristband to augment the capabilities of the electronic device. In another embodiment, the electronic device can be integrally formed with the electronic wristband which provides the additional circuitry or devices.

Attribute-based identification schemes for objects in internet of things
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY). An identification request is received from different objects of a network. Attributes and values of each object are ascertained, and at least one attribute-value pair from each object is filtered out. An ID is generated for each object based on at least one remaining attribute-value pair from the filtering.

Quasi-dynamic spectrum access for internet of things (IOT) applications
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY). Sensing the spectrum band to determine a current access pattern of the primary user; selecting one of the working modes as a current working mode of the primary user, the selecting responsive to the classifying and to the current access pattern of the primary user.

Clustering devices in an internet of things ('IoT')
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY). Clustering, by the device clustering module, the device into a value level cluster based on the attribute value for each device attribute, wherein the value level cluster is a subset of the attribute level cluster.

Dynamic reverse geofencing
Numerex Corp. (Atlanta, GA). An estimated location for a mobile object is generated using information from the cellular network and an area boundary is defined around the mobile object that defines, with some probability, where the object is actually located.

Systems and methods for monitoring performance of field assets
Crane Merchandising Systems, Inc. (Bridgeton, MO). A method for monitoring the performance of a field asset comprising: capturing packets transmitted on a shared bus located in the field asset during normal operation of the field asset; analyzing the captured packets to determine both an operating state of the field asset; the operating state including at least one whether all inventory items of the field asset are in stock.

Method and apparatus for facilitating device-to-device communication
Nokia Corporation (Espoo, FI). The communication devices may include a resource manager configured to facilitate operation of the communication devices with respect to determining which air interface resources to employ, e.g., for D2D communication, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, peer-to-peer (P2P) communication and/or the like, with other communication devices.

System and method for remote asset management
M2M Solutions, LLC (Stratford-Upon-Avon, GB). A system for providing a range of consumer services by autonomously monitoring and managing consumer device assets, said system comprising a plurality of consumer device assets wirelessly connected to one or more communications networks.

Method and system for mobile device credentialing
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Stockholm, SE). Provides an efficient and streamlined method of "bootstrapping" subscription credentialing for communication devices. Such efficiencies are advantageous with respect to retail distribution of consumer devices, e.g., phones, pagers, PDAs, etc., as well as in machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.

Apparatus, systems, and methods for communicating biometric and biomechanical information
Applied Technology Holdings, Inc. (Laguna Niguel, CA). Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for measuring and analyzing movements of a body and for communicating information related to such body movements over a network. In certain embodiments, a system gathers biometric and biomechanical data relating to positions, orientations, and movements of various body parts of a user performed during sports activities, physical rehabilitation, or military or law enforcement activities.

Method and apparatus for detection and tracking of objects within a defined area
Turner; Richard H. (Mercer Island, WA), et. al. A method and apparatus for detecting and tracking an object with a defined area, and determining its position, status movement and identity therein, includes interrogating the defined area to communicate with an information device on object and transmit received to a master controller unit, which determines the object's presence, position, movement and identity with the defined area.

Multimedia network appliances for security and surveillance applications
e-Watch (San Antonio, TX). The appliances may be connected to the surveillance system for transmitting event data, video and/or image monitoring information, audio signals and other data over significant distances using digital data transmission over networks. Multiple sensors and appliances may be accommodated, as required.

Enhanced fire, safety, security, and health monitoring and alarm response method, system and device
Innovalarm Corporation (Oklahoma City, OK). Method, system and device useful with conventional personal computers respond automatically to an identified alarm sound by sending a notification signal via the Internet. A health monitoring method and system utilizes the bedside device to monitor breathing patterns and other health measuring signals and communicate these patterns and signals to a medical monitoring station.

System for localizing and sensing objects and providing alerts
Digital Angel Corporation (South St. Paul, MN). Generally relates to systems, methods and applications utilizing the convergence of any combination of the following three technologies: wireless positioning or localization technology, wireless communications technology and sensor technology. Certain embodiments of the present invention relate to a remote device that includes a sensor for determining or measuring a desired parameter, a receiver for receiving position data from the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite system.

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