Patents Examined by A. A. Mathews
  • Patent number: 10419286
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may facilitate pairing of a wireless client with an access point (AP). In embodiments, a wireless device such as a bi-directional remote control unit (e.g., Bluetooth, or RF4CE (radio frequency for consumer electronics)) or other device configured to receive and transmit wireless communications may be used to download network parameters such as a target service set identifier (SSID), WPS PIN/passphrase code, and/or other information from the AP and then use the same wireless device to download the network parameters from the wireless device to a client device. Once this operation is complete, the AP may stream one or more services to the client device. This process may be repeated for each client device within a subscriber premise, thereby allowing the user to retrieve the network parameters once, and use the wireless device to quickly program any/all client devices within the subscriber premise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Charles Hardt, Dmitry Barablin
  • Patent number: 10419911
    Abstract: A mobile communication device (2) comprises a mobile radio communication module, configured for data communication in a mobile radio communication network, and a close range radio communication module, configured to establish a local communication link (43) to an actuator (3) via a close range radio communication interface (33) that is connected to the actuator (3) and located in communication range of the close range radio communication module. The mobile communication device (2) further comprises a processing unit connected to the mobile radio communication module and the close range radio communication module (23), and configured to exchange location-specific data with a remote data server (8) via the mobile radio communication network, the contents of the location-specific data being dependent on identification information associated with the local communication link (43) to the actuator (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BELIMO HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Peter Schmidlin, Marc Thuillard, Kurt Meier, Daniel Roner
  • Patent number: 10414536
    Abstract: Portable display containers with spine and cross supports, methods of making portable display containers with spine and cross supports, and methods of using containers with spine and cross supports. The portable display containers have a plurality of tiers, each tier having a base tray, at least one spine, and two or more cross supports that add strength and rigidity to the display, allowing the portable display containers to be fully loaded with product or items prior to transportation and/or shipment to the display location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Criss K. Cruz
  • Patent number: 10414260
    Abstract: A vehicle cover includes an elongated elastic body having a plurality of tubular channels extending parallel to each other and in gaseous communication with each other; a plurality of horizontal straps extending parallel to each other and running perpendicular to the plurality of tubular channels; a first strap and a second strap secured to the body and configured to intersect with each other at a center of the body; a hole extending through a thickness of the body and configured to receive an antenna of the vehicle therethrough; and a pump secured to the body and configured to drive air into the plurality of horizontal straps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Marsh
  • Patent number: 10414429
    Abstract: The microcomputer calculates a first assist component based on a vehicle speed value and a steering torque, calculates a rotation angle command value based on at least the vehicle speed value and a first assist component, and calculates a second assist component by adjusting a rotation angle to the rotation angle command value through feedback control. The microcomputer sets a limited state 1 where the second assist component is disabled when a vehicle is stationary. During an abnormality determination period during which the vehicle speed value is determined to be abnormal, the microcomputer sets the vehicle speed value to a provisional vehicle speed value. Further, in a limited state 2 that is set when the vehicle is stationary during the abnormality determination period, the microcomputer calculates the first assist component based on a provisional vehicle speed value, and disables the second assist component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Nozawa, Shigeto Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10409432
    Abstract: A touch window according to an embodiment comprises: a substrate; a sensing electrode arranged on the substrate; and a reflection prevention layer arranged on the sensing electrode, wherein the reflection prevention layer comprises a first sub reflection prevention layer arranged on a first surface of the sensing electrode, a third sub reflection prevention layer arranged on a second surface, which lies opposite the first surface, and second sub reflection prevention layers arranged on both side surfaces, which connect the first and second surfaces, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Oh Cho, Seong Il Kweon, Dong Keon Lee, Woong Sic Kim, Ja Ram Kim, Dong Mug Seong, Suk Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 10406977
    Abstract: In a vehicle driving assistance apparatus, an initial action determiner determines the presence or absence of an initial action taken to start laterally moving, and a lateral movement determiner determines whether or not the own vehicle has laterally moved from a rearward position to a lateral position relative to a preceding vehicle. If the own vehicle has laterally moved after the initial action, based on at least one of a lateral distance between the own vehicle and the preceding vehicle and a relative speed of the own vehicle with respect to the preceding vehicle, a passing driving state determiner determines whether or not the own vehicle is in a passing driving state enabling the own vehicle to pass the preceding vehicle. If it is determined that the own vehicle is in the passing driving state, the own vehicle is likely to pass the preceding vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Naoto Yoshitomi, Jian Hu, Shota Satomura, Yusuke Fujimaki
  • Patent number: 10409426
    Abstract: A proximity sensing system may include a conductive first trace and a conductive second trace adjacent to, interleaved with, and electrically isolated from the first trace. A density of the traces varies along a first axis such that rates of change of capacitance between the traces associated with movement, through an electric field, of an object in a direction of the first axis at a constant velocity are indicative of the direction. The sensing system may further include a conductive third trace adjacent to, interleaved with, and electrically isolated from the first trace. A first area between the first trace and second trace is independent of and isolated from a second area between the first trace and the third trace. Also, a density of the first and third traces may vary along the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Pietro Buttolo, Harry Lobo, James Stewart Rankin, II, Kassandra Ritter, Dipanjan Ghosh, Stuart C. Salter, Jessica Smith
  • Patent number: 10405625
    Abstract: A bra storage apparatus for the storage, transport, and air-drying of brassieres structured and arranged to be compact, lightweight, and designed to hold six to eight bras in a locking system that will maintain their shape thereby appealing strongly to any woman, both for home-use and use when traveling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Elsa Cardenas
  • Patent number: 10407023
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for remote starting of engines via vehicle keypads. An example vehicle includes a keypad, a communication module to communicate with a mobile device designated as a wireless key, and a vehicle activator. The vehicle activator is to remote start an engine in response to receiving a first code entered via the keypad when a battery of the mobile device is discharged and authorize control of the engine in response to the communication module establishing communication with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vivekanandh Elangovan, John Robert Van Wiemeersch, Daniel M. King, Timothy Thivierge, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10405627
    Abstract: A luggage having a luggage body with a fold out table is provided. The luggage body includes a top, a bottom, a front side, a rear side, a first side and a second side. The body further includes a slot formed along the rear side with an opening formed at the top leading into the slot. At least one wheel, such as a plurality of wheels are secured to the bottom of the body. A platform is slidably engaged with the slot. The platform includes a stowed position, a handle position, and a table position. The stowed position includes the platform substantially disposed within the slot, the handle position includes the platform extending from the slot and disposed vertically, and the table position includes the platform extending from the slot and disposed horizontally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Charles Boland, III
  • Patent number: 10405978
    Abstract: A method is provided of reducing tricuspid valve regurgitation of a patient. A first tissue anchor is implanted at a first implantation site in cardiac tissue in the vicinity of the tricuspid valve of the patient. A second tissue anchor is implanted at a second implantation site of the patient, different from the first implantation site. After the first and the second tissue anchors have been implanted, a longitudinal member that couples the first and the second tissue anchors together is longitudinally deflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: 4TECH INC.
    Inventors: Francesco Maisano, Hugo Vanermen, Idan Tobis
  • Patent number: 10399551
    Abstract: A safety system for a train equipped with an ECP air brake arrangement, in which the train includes at least one locomotive and at least one railcar connected to a trainline network, the system including: at least one power supply; at least one power supply controller to communicate over the trainline network and control the at least one power supply; at least one local controller to: communicate over the trainline network; receive or determine railcar data including a condition or parameter associated with the at least one railcar; and, based at least partially on the railcar data, generate at least one first message to deactivate the at least one power supply. A computer-implemented method for monitoring and responding to at least one railcar's derailment is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Naylor, Donald W. Gangemella, Richard S. Klemanski, Carl L. Haas
  • Patent number: 10405282
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an operation device and a controller. The operation device receives an instruction to turn off a power supply from a power supply device. when the operation device receives the instruction to turn off the power supply from the power supply device, the controller transmits a request of disconnection of the communication to the external apparatus. Further, the controller turns off the power supply from the power supply device after waiting for a predetermined time period after the transmission of the disconnection request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kaoru Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10404219
    Abstract: Front-end system having switchable amplifier output stage. In some embodiments, a method for operating a front-end system can include amplifying a signal in a driver stage of a power amplifier, and routing the signal from the driver stage to a selected one of a plurality of output stages, such that the selected output stage further amplifies the signal. The method can further include routing the amplified signal for transmission from the selected output stage to a selected one of a plurality of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Leslie Paul Wallis
  • Patent number: 10401948
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes processing circuitry that is configured to issue a control command relating to a real object based on a displayed positional relationship between the real object and a predetermined object. The real object being a tangible, movable object and the predetermined object being at least one of another real object and a virtual object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichirou Ooi
  • Patent number: 10398559
    Abstract: A method of forming an implant having a porous tissue ingrowth structure and a bearing support structure. The method includes depositing a first layer of a metal powder onto a substrate, scanning a laser beam over the powder so as to sinter the metal powder at predetermined locations, depositing at least one layer of the metal powder onto the first layer and repeating the scanning of the laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Howmedica Osteonics Corp., The University Of Liverpool
    Inventors: Eric Jones, Christopher J. Sutcliffe, Robin Stamp
  • Patent number: 10402088
    Abstract: A method of operating a display unit enhances functionality of one hand control and a terminal supports the same. The method of operating the input area, output on the display unit, includes: determining whether one-hand operation mode is set; and displaying a first input module in which a key map area is displayed to be biased to a specific direction based on a center of the display unit when the one-hand operation mode is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eunyoung Park, Chungkyu Lee, Pillsun Song
  • Patent number: 10398543
    Abstract: A device or substance (e.g., a breast implant material) can be introduced through a port placed in a skin incision. A blunt blade can extend laterally with respect to a distal opening of the port. The blade can be rotated with respect to the port beneath a layer of skin, such as to separate the skin from underlying tissue. A device or substance can be introduced through a proximal port opening and then through a distal port opening and into the subject via a channel provided by the port. Rotating the blade can include rotating a first blade with respect to a second blade, such as can be performed by a user with one hand manipulating handles associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew S. Solar
  • Patent number: 10404386
    Abstract: A mobile radio communication test system is provided. The mobile radio communication test system comprises a mobile radio test device, a device under test adapted to establish a communication with the mobile radio test device, and a message modification engine configured to monitor at least one message exchanged between the mobile radio test device and the device under test, wherein depending on the content of the at least one message, the message modification engine is further configured to modify the at least one message and/or at least one parameter thereof in both directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Michael Dreimann, Rishyashangar Theivendran, Manish Chibba, Dimo Dimitrov