Patents Examined by Andrew Lee
  • Patent number: 10172025
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems and devices for obtaining a range between devices based, at least in part, on an exchange of wireless messages. For example, wireless devices may obtain measurements of range based, at least in part, on an exchange fine timing measurement (FTM) messages. In one implementation, an initiating wireless station may transmit an initial FTM request message comprising one or more fields to a responding wireless station specifying an indefinite duration for a requested session to transmit FTM messages to the initiating wireless station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Santosh Vamaraju, Carlos Horacio Aldana
  • Patent number: 10168779
    Abstract: A vehicle operating device includes: a pad surface that is operated by contact with a finger of an operator; an X-direction actuator and a Y-direction actuator that move the pad surface in directions parallel to the pad surface; a track pad that detects a contact position of the finger of the operator on the pad surface; and a display controller and a display unit that display at least one item on a display screen, change a display mode on the display screen in accordance with the contact operation with the finger of the operator on the pad surface, and sets a virtual cursor that virtually moves on the display screen. When the virtual cursor reaches a boundary of the item, the X-direction actuator and the Y-direction actuator move the pad surface in a direction of the contact operation of the finger of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nobuteru Takeshi
  • Patent number: 10158555
    Abstract: A more efficient mesh network can be achieved by optimizing relay hops between node devices. A number of routes can be determined between node devices of various orders. Furthermore, a number of more efficient routes can be determined between the node devices of various orders. Based on the more efficient routes, relay paths between the node devices can either be maintained or terminated. Accordingly, route metrics can be updated dynamically to reevaluate which routes are more efficient than other routes, thereby optimizing system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Arunabha Ghosh, Milap Majmundar, Thomas David Novlan
  • Patent number: 10150025
    Abstract: A method for motivating a user including the steps of providing a device with an image capturing feature; capturing an image of the user with the image capturing feature; transmitting the captured image to an identity verification device; comparing biometric data from the image to a biometric profile provided by the user; generating a motivational image of the user with a processing device, the motivational image being produced from an acquired image of the user, the acquired image depicting at least one feature of the user; and displaying the motivational image from the processing device in substantially real time to the user; wherein the motivational image exclusively depicts a real image of the user having enhanced dimensions for the at least one feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Envisionbody, LLC
    Inventor: Salina Dearing Ray
  • Patent number: 10150026
    Abstract: A method for motivating a user including the steps of providing a device with an image capturing feature; capturing an image of the user with the image capturing feature; modifying the captured image with a processing device to produce a motivational image of the user, the motivational image depicting at least one enhanced feature of the user; and displaying the motivational image from the processing device in substantially real time to the user; wherein the motivational image exclusively depicts a real image of the user having enhanced dimensions for the at least one feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Envisionbody, LLC
    Inventor: Salina Dearing Ray
  • Patent number: 10149099
    Abstract: Provided in one disclosure of the present specification is a method for relaying a proximity service-based group communication by user equipment (UE) which can operate as a repeater. The method comprises the steps of: confirming whether downlink media of a plurality of group communications is transmitted from a network node according to a multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) technique; determining whether all of the downlink media of the plurality of group communications can be received according to the MBMS technique; determining a specific group communication of which the downlink media is to be received according to the MBMS technique, based on priority among the group communications and the number of relayed UEs, when all of the downlink media of the plurality of group communications cannot be received according to the MBMS technique; and receiving, according to the MBMS technique, the downlink media of the specific group communication which has been determined and relaying same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Laeyoung Kim, Jinsook Ryu, Hyunsook Kim, Jaehyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10142388
    Abstract: A method and a device for transmitting media data are provided, where a device sending the media data and a device receiving the media data are currently located in a same wireless network, and the method includes: acquiring, by the sending device, a frequency band of the wireless network; determining, by the sending device, whether the frequency band of the wireless network is a set frequency band; and if yes, setting a media data encoding mode of the sending device to non-compression, and sending, by the sending device, media data that is not compressed to the receiving device; or if the frequency band of the wireless network is not the set frequency band, setting a media data encoding mode of the sending device to compression, and sending, by the sending device, media data that is compressed to the receiving device. This solution reduces a delay caused by compression, reduces resources consumed by the sending device for data compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhenwei Shan
  • Patent number: 10141913
    Abstract: A multiplexer includes filters and a common terminal connected to an antenna element by a connection path, a first inductance element being connected between the connection path and a reference terminal. A terminal closer to the antenna element among an input terminal and an output terminal of one filter among the filters is connected to a parallel resonator and is connected to the common terminal with a second inductance element interposed therebetween. A terminal closer to the antenna element among an input terminal and an output terminal of each of other filters other than the one filter among the filters is connected to the common terminal and a series resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Takamine, Toshimaro Yoneda, Noriyoshi Ota
  • Patent number: 10129789
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of receiving a data frame emitted by a node, wherein a database containing entries on said nodes and at least one hash code included in said frame are used to decode this frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ACTILITY
    Inventor: Olivier Hersent
  • Patent number: 10122633
    Abstract: A method for selecting an access network in a terminal of a mobile communication system according to one embodiment of the present specification comprises the steps of: if traffic is generated in the terminal, selecting an access network according to the characteristics of the generated traffic and network selection policy information; and transmitting and receiving the generated traffic via the selected access network. According to the embodiment, the present invention adjusts priorities of accesses given to users and applications in a wireless communication system including heterogenerous networks, thereby reducing processes for reselecting an access network of a user terminal, and reducing the cases of unnecessarily accessing a network having a low priority or requiring high costs for a long time. Therefore, the present invention can enhance user convenience and improve communication efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangsoo Jeong, Songyean Cho, Beomsik Bae
  • Patent number: 10122624
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system that facilitates efficient management of a forwarding information base (FIB). During operation, the system receives, by an intermediate node, a first interest which includes a name and a condition for removing a first entry from a FIB, wherein a name is a hierarchically structured variable length identifier that includes contiguous name components ordered from a most general level to a most specific level. In response to obtaining the first entry from the FIB based on the name for the first interest, the system adds to the first entry the condition included in the first interest as a lifetime value for the first entry. In response to determining that the lifetime value is satisfied, the system removes the first entry from the FIB, thereby facilitating the intermediate node to efficiently manage the FIB based on information provided by a content producing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher A. Wood, Glenn C. Scott
  • Patent number: 10120458
    Abstract: A flexible display apparatus is provided. The flexible display apparatus includes a display configured to display content on a screen, a sensor configured to detect bending of the display from a first form to a second form, and a controller configured to reconstruct the content based on the bending and to display the reconstructed content in a first screen generated in one region of the display when it is determined that the display is restored to the first form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-yeon Kwak, Sang-keun Jung, Jung-joo Sohn, Hyun-jin Kim, Geun-ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10123361
    Abstract: A method for transmitting/receiving, by a User Equipment, a signal in a mobile communication system includes: transmitting an authentication request message to a wireless LAN; receiving an authentication response message corresponding to the authentication request message from the wireless LAN; and transmitting, to a base station, a message for supporting a multi-connection mode based on the authentication response message. It is possible to generate an access connection or to provide a QoS setting when simultaneously accessing a 3GPP system and a non-3GPP system and transmitting/receiving data, so that a more improved method and device for transmitting and receiving data can be provided to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangsoo Jeong, Songyean Cho, Beomsik Bae
  • Patent number: 10123331
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for transmitting a feedback frame in a WLAN system. More specifically, the first wireless STA receives a feedback request field, including an LTF, from a second wireless STA. The first wireless STA configures feedback information about a wireless channel corresponding to a predetermined frequency band using the feedback request field. The first wireless STA transmits the feedback information to the second wireless STA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunsung Park, Jinyoung Chun, Jinsoo Choi, Dongguk Lim, Hangyu Cho
  • Patent number: 10120229
    Abstract: Disclosed are a touch panel and a method for manufacturing the same. The touch panel according to one embodiment includes the touch panel including a substrate, a first transparent electrode including a first sensor part formed on the substrate in a first direction and a first electrode connection part for electric connection of the first sensor part, and a second transparent electrode electrically insulated from the first transparent electrode, and including a second sensor part formed in a second direction crossing the first direction and a second electrode connection part for electric connection of the second sensor part. The second electrode connection part has a mesh shape. The touch panel according to another embodiment includes a substrate, a transparent electrode base spaced apart from the substrate, and a transparent electrode on the transparent electrode base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoung Hoon Chai, Byung Soo Kim, Keun Sik Lee, Sun Hwa Lee, Chung Won Seo, Hyuk Jin Hong
  • Patent number: 10115361
    Abstract: A display device is presented which includes a timing control module, a source driving module and a gate driving module. The timing control module being configured to output a driving signal to the source driving module and the gate driving module respectively. The display device further includes a detection module and a reminding module. The detection module is configured to acquire the driving signal and detect the driving signal and configured to output a warning control signal to the reminding module when detecting an abnormity of the driving signal. The reminding module is configured to acquire the warning control signal output by the detection module and configured to output a warning under control of the warning control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongxin Zhang, Qingyong Li, Jianfu Liu
  • Patent number: 10104006
    Abstract: In the bus system, bus interface apparatuses and routers are connected together through packet exchange buses which have been established on the integrated circuit. The bus interface apparatuses are respectively connected to transmission nodes which transmit data of mutually different numbers of bits in one cycle of operation of the bus system. Each of the bus interface apparatuses generates and transmits a packet based on data received from the transmission node connected and header information including size information indicating the number of bits with respect to the transmission node connected. The router analyzes the packet, gets the size information from the header information, determines how to allocate a space in the buffer for storage by reference to the size information gotten, and stores the received packet in the buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO. LTD
    Inventors: Atsushi Yoshida, Satoru Tokutsu, Tomoki Ishii, Takao Yamaguchi, Yuuki Soga
  • Patent number: 10104656
    Abstract: A method for accessing a radio channel in a communication system that includes a plurality of terminals communicating with one another by radio links, a terminal being equipped with transmission and/or reception device, a processor suitable for executing the steps of the method, wherein it uses an access protocol based on a communication frame made up of a plurality of slots S(1), . . . , S(S+2).The first S slots each comprising two mini-slots. The first mini-slot including a request to send data signalling message RTS or data, the second mini-slot comprising a “ready to receive” signalling message, CTS, or data, the slot (S+1) containing a message of RTS type or data, the slot (S+2) containing a message of CTS type and an acknowledgement message placed at the end of the frame in order to acknowledge one or more transmissions taking place on the radio channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Hicham Anouar
  • Patent number: 10097363
    Abstract: A conference system including a first communication apparatus, a second communication apparatus, and an information processing apparatus is provided. The information processing apparatus includes a memory storing a program and a processor configured to execute the program to implement a process of managing a conference area of a conference. When the processor receives a participation notification to participate in the conference from an information terminal via the first communication apparatus having a first communication range that covers the conference area of the conference and receives a notification from the second communication apparatus that the information terminal is located within a second communication range of the second communication apparatus, the processor implements a process of extending the conference area of the conference to include an extended area covered by the second communication range of the second communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Endoh
  • Patent number: 10091682
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. Methods, systems, and devices provide for determining or identifying a client device that is monopolizing a channel associated with a first basic service set (BSS). Once identified, a second BSS is dynamically created and configured with parameters that are throttled with respect to the first BSS. The client device is steered to the second BSS and is prevented from reassociating with the first BSS until a change in device status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yanjun Sun, Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, Brian Michael Buesker, Saiyiu Duncan Ho, Bharat Bhushan Chakravarty