Patents Assigned to Modu Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20110280142
    Abstract: A wireless communicator, including a modular communicator, including a communicator controller, a modem coupled with the communicator controller for sending and receiving data under instruction of the communicator controller, and a connector coupled with the communicator controller for transmitting signals between the modular communicator and a jacket device under instruction of the communicator controller, and a plurality of jacket devices, each jacket device including a housing comprising a cavity into which the modular communicator is inserted, a jacket controller mounted in the housing, a connector coupled with the jacket controller for transmitting signals between the jacket device and the modular communicator under instruction of the jacket controller, a user interface mounted on the housing and coupled with the jacket controller for performing on-line communication functions via the modem, and for performing at least one off-line activity via the jacket controller, and a usage monitor mounted in the ho
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: Modu Ltd.
    Inventor: Eyal Bychkov
  • Publication number: 20110212752
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunication device including a foreground unit, and a background unit that is physically separated from the foreground unit and in local communication with the foreground unit. The foreground unit is provided to support incoming calls independently of the background unit. Furthermore, the foreground unit and the background unit cooperate to support outgoing calls. The scope of the invention also includes a method for doing business by offering the foreground unit for sale in a packaging having a form factor selected from the group consisting of a pen, a pen cap, a wristwatch, and a necklace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: MODU LTD.
    Inventors: Dov Moran, Itzhak Pomermantz
  • Patent number: 7970433
    Abstract: A cellular handset, including a cellular base band modem, including a UART interface, and an SD host interface, a NAND flash memory, a NAND controller coupled with the NAND flash memory, a host device including a host controller, wherein the electronic host device supports an SD connection, and a convergence controller coupled with the cellular base band modem, the host device and the NAND controller, including a UART port for transferring data to and from the cellular base band modem via the UART interface, an SD port for transferring data to and from the cellular base band modem via the SD host interface, an SD port for transferring data to and from the NAND flash memory via the NAND controller, an SD port for transferring data to and from the host device via the host controller, a first mailbox into which the base band modem writes messages and from which the host device reads messages, and a second mailbox into which the host device writes messages and from which the cellular base band modem reads message
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Modu Ltd.
    Inventors: Itay Sherman, Eyal Bychkov, Yaron Segalov
  • Patent number: 7966355
    Abstract: An enhanced flash memory card, including a flash memory for storing a file system a wireless modem for downloading data from a remote computer to the flash memory, and a driver that controls the modem by associating designated flash card file system commands with modem actions to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Modu Ltd.
    Inventors: Itay Sherman, Yaron Segalov
  • Patent number: 7953455
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunication device including a foreground unit, and a background unit that is physically separated from the foreground unit and in local communication with the foreground unit. The foreground unit is provided to support incoming calls independently of the background unit. Furthermore, the foreground unit and the background unit cooperate to support outgoing calls. The scope of the invention also includes a method for doing business by offering the foreground unit for sale in a packaging having a form factor selected from the group consisting of: a pen, a pen cap, a wristwatch, and a necklace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Modu Ltd.
    Inventors: Dov Moran, Itzhak Pomerantz
  • Publication number: 20110103607
    Abstract: Audio apparatus, including an audio player, housed within a casing, for producing audio output, a port on a surface of the casing for inserting a headphone connector therein, a light emitting source, a power source, housed within the casing, for supplying power to the audio player and to the light emitting source, and a headphone for listening to audio output produced by the audio player, including a connector for insertion into the port, and a light pipe for transmitting light generated by the light emitting source
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: Modu Ltd.
    Inventors: Eyal Bychkov, Dov Moran, Itay Sherman
  • Publication number: 20110102348
    Abstract: A communication system, including a modular wireless communicator, including a modem for transmitting and receiving signals wirelessly, and a touch-sensitive display, and a mobile computer, including a housing with a cavity for inserting the modular wireless communicator therein such that the touch-sensitive display is exposed through the housing and accessible for user inputs, and a processor, mounted within the housing, for controlling the modem and for running an operating system that performs computer tasks in response to user inputs detected by the touch-sensitive display, when the modular wireless communicator is inserted in the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2010
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: MODU LTD.
    Inventors: Dov Moran, Itay Sherman, Eyal Bychkov, Uri Ron
  • Publication number: 20110050171
    Abstract: A battery charger for an electronic device, including a cable that connects to a source of power at one end, and to an electronic device at the other end, a light emitter connected to the cable, and a sensor connected to the cable and to the light emitter, for activating the light emitter when the sensor detects one or more vicinity light requirements indicating a need for light in the environment of the sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: MODU LTD.
    Inventors: Uri Ron, Eyal Bychkov
  • Patent number: 7899946
    Abstract: An analog/digital switching circuit for connecting a primary electronic device to a peripheral electronic device, including D+ and D? signal lines connected to a primary electronic device, a first analog/digital switch connected to the D+ signal line, for multiplexing an input D+ signal to an output USB data signal or audio left or right signal, the multiplexed signal feeding into a peripheral device connector for connecting the primary device to a peripheral electronic device, a second analog/digital switch connected to the D? signal line, for multiplexing an input D? signal to an output USB data signal or audio right or left signal, the multiplexed signal feeding into the peripheral device connector, a headset left signal line connected to the primary device and to the output audio left signal of the first analog/digital switch, a headset right signal line connected to the primary device and to the output audio right signal of the second analog/digital switch, a first USB signal line connected to a USB conn
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Modu Ltd.
    Inventors: Itay Sherman, Eyal Miller
  • Patent number: 7899443
    Abstract: A method of sending e-mail from a computer, including attaching a telephone to a computer, saving at least one e-mail message from the computer on the telephone, activating the telephone, and automatically sending the e-mail message after the activating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Modu Ltd.
    Inventors: Dov Moran, Mordechai Teicher
  • Publication number: 20110047247
    Abstract: A method for synchronized playback of media players, including selecting, by each of a plurality of media players, a multimedia file to be played, monitoring, by each of the plurality of media players, the environment for an external trigger, and upon detection of the external trigger, playing, by each of the plurality of media players, the selected multimedia file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: MODU LTD.
    Inventors: Hagay Katz, Eyal Bychkov, Uri Ron
  • Publication number: 20110029868
    Abstract: A user interface for a mobile electronic device, including a slider bar that supports three user inputs; namely, (i) slide up, (ii) slide down, and (iii) press, wherein slide up and slide down cause respective scrolling up and scrolling down through a menu of items, and wherein press causes selection of a scrolled-to menu item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: MODU LTD.
    Inventors: Dov Moran, Michal Levin, Orlee Tal, Uriel Brison
  • Publication number: 20110014951
    Abstract: A method for arbitrating between a host device and a cellular base band mode for use of a shared SD storage, including requesting, by a cellular base band modem from a host device, access to an SD storage, including writing an access request message, notifying the host device of the access request message, reading, by the host device, the access request message, granting, by the host device, the access request, including writing an access grant message, notifying the cellular base band modem of the access grant message, reading, by the cellular base band mode, the access grant message, holding an SD host bus in a busy state, thereby forcing the host device to hold and not access the bus, accessing, by the cellular base band modem, the SD storage, and upon completion of the accessing, removing the busy state from the SD host bus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: MODU LTD.
    Inventors: Itay Sherman, Eyal Bychkov, Yaron Segalov
  • Patent number: 7863856
    Abstract: A system for bi-directional battery charging, including a first electronic device, including a first rechargeable battery, for providing power to the first electronic device, and a first battery charger, and a second electronic device, including a second rechargeable battery, for providing power to the second electronic device, a second battery charger, a voltage boost that receives an input voltage from the first rechargeable battery and is selectively enabled to either up-convert the input voltage as input to the second battery charger, or else to passively pass the input voltage to the second battery charger; and a controller for programmatically controlling the first and the second battery chargers and the voltage boost, wherein the second electronic device attaches to the first electronic device to operate in combination therewith, and wherein the controller is programmed to decide, based on the voltages of the first and the second rechargeable batteries: (i) whether to supply power to the second electro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Modu Ltd.
    Inventors: Itay Sherman, Tamr Demri
  • Publication number: 20100295747
    Abstract: A transceiver, including a multi-layer printed circuit board including a layer that serves as a first ground plane, and an antenna for transmitting and receiving radio signals, a second ground plane, and at least one ground contact for connecting the first ground plane and the second ground plane, wherein the first ground plane is too short for the antenna to resonate at a desired frequency, but the first and second ground planes, when connected, provide a combined ground plane sufficient for the antenna to resonate at the desired frequency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: MODU LTD.
    Inventors: Sagiv Zeltser, Yohan Cohen
  • Patent number: 7812640
    Abstract: A circuit with bi-directional signal transmission, including a first signal source, for generating a first signal comprising one bit per clock cycle during a first plurality of clock cycles, a second signal source, for generating a second signal including one bit per clock cycle during a second plurality of clock cycles, a first buffer, coupled with the first signal source, that outputs the first signal when the first buffer is enabled, a second buffer, coupled with the second signal source, that outputs the second signal when the second buffer is enabled, and a plurality of logical gates, coupled with the first signal source, the second signal source, the first buffer and the second buffer, that control enablement of the first buffer and the second buffer, such that (i) at any given clock cycle at least one of the first buffer and the second buffer is disabled, and (ii) when the first buffer and said the buffer are both disabled, subsequent generation of a ‘0’ bit in the first signal or the second signal cau
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Modu Ltd.
    Inventor: Itay Sherman
  • Publication number: 20100248744
    Abstract: A system for locating a mobile device user, including a memory, housed within a mobile device, for storing a contact list including records for a plurality of contacts, each record including (i) a name of a contact, (ii) a phone number for the contact's mobile device, if the contact uses a mobile device, and (iii) a list of at least one location entry, each location entry comprising (iii.a) a name of a location associated with the contact, (iii.b) a phone number at the location, (iii.c) an address for the location, and (iii.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Modu Ltd.
    Inventors: Eyal Bychkov, Uri Ron, Ran Margalit
  • Patent number: 7795842
    Abstract: A power management system for a mobile electronic device, including a microprocessor for continually monitoring a voltage of a battery within a mobile electronic device, wherein the device can operate in either a standalone mode powered by the battery, or in an externally powered mode, and wherein the battery is charged when the device is in external power mode, and a power manager coupled with said voltage meter, for controlling operation of the device according to the following logic: if the monitored voltage falls below an upper turn-on threshold, UTOT, during operation of the device in standalone mode, but is above a lower turn-on threshold, LTOT, then automatically turning the device off, and enabling the device to be turned on in an emergency mode, wherein at least one emergency action is enabled, and if the monitored voltage falls below LTOT during operation of the device in standalone mode, then automatically turning the device off, and preventing the device from being turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Assignee: Modu Ltd.
    Inventors: Itay Sherman, Eyal Bychkov, Eran Miller, Uri Ron
  • Publication number: 20100210308
    Abstract: A method of communication between a modular wireless communicator and a jacket device that is connected to the modular wireless communicator via a connector a connector that connects a plurality of signal transmission lines, the jacket device including a keypad for operating the modular wireless communicator, including receiving a multi-bit signal over multiple signal transmission lines, one bit of which indicating whether the jacket device includes a serial NOR flash memory, if the jacket device includes a serial NOR flash memory, then reading a jacket ID from the serial NOR flash memory, if the jacket device does not include a serial NOR flash memory, then reading the jacket ID from other bits of the multi-bit signal, receiving jacket keypad signals over multiple signal transmission lines, and decoding the jacket keypad signals based on the jacket ID.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: MODU LTD.
    Inventors: Itay Sherman, Yohan Yehouda Cohen
  • Patent number: D626928
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Modu Ltd.
    Inventors: Noam Bernstein, Matthis Hamann, Daniel von Waldthausen