Patents Examined by Andrew Wendell
  • Patent number: 11516860
    Abstract: A method and device for managing establishment of a communications link between an external instrument (EI) and an implantable medical device (IMD) are provided. The method stores, in a memory in at least one of the IMD or the EI, a base scanning schedule that defines a pattern for scanning windows over a scanning state. The method enters the scanning state during which a receiver scans for advertisement notices during the scanning windows. At least a portion of the scanning windows are grouped in a first segment of the scanning state. The method stores, in the memory, a scan reset pattern for restarting the scanning state. Further, the method automatically restarts the scanning state based on the scan reset pattern to form a pseudo-scanning schedule that differs from the base scanning schedule and establishes a communication session between the IMD and the EI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongjian Wu, Jyoti Bhayana, Chao-Wen Young, Tejpal Singh, Samir Shah
  • Patent number: 11516804
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for indicating to a spectrum access system communication preferences of a base station and/or of a network operator. Different methods may be used to indicate the communication preferences, including a dedicated type parameter transmitted with spectrum allocation requests from the base station, a rule-based system where the spectrum access system accesses communication preferences of the base station and/or network operator through an identifier corresponding to a rule definition, or the like. The spectrum access system may assign a channel to the network operator based on its communication preferences, such as to determine a channel assignment to correspond to a channel aligned with a raster of communications to be used by the network operator. If the channel is not aligned, then the base station may shift a center frequency of the channel so that the channel aligns with the raster of communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Sayenko, Anatoliy Sergey Ioffe, Daniel Popp
  • Patent number: 11509343
    Abstract: An eyewear device that includes a lens; a support structure adapted to be worn on the head of a user, the support structure including a rim configured to support the lens in a viewing area visible to the user when wearing the support structure; an antenna embedded into or forming part of the support structure, the antenna at least partially extending into the rim; a transceiver adapter to send and receive signals; and a tuner coupled between the transceiver and the antenna, the tuner adapted to match impedance between the antenna and the transceiver to improve power transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Ugur Olgun
  • Patent number: 11510255
    Abstract: A communication device comprises a first communication unit and a second communication unit of a same type as that of the first communication unit. The first communication unit or the second communication unit is configured to transmit, after wireless connection to an electronic apparatus is established, a waiting instruction signal for instructing the electronic apparatus to enter a state in which the electronic apparatus waits for a connection request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Imada, Masashi Kamata, Tai Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 11502743
    Abstract: A relay device includes a first communication unit that communicates with an information management apparatus connected to the Internet via a firewall, a second communication unit that performs near field communication with a terminal apparatus, a storage unit that acquires from the information management apparatus, using the first communication unit, information for identifying the terminal apparatus and mode instruction information that is instruction information indicating that an operation is to be performed in a second mode for acquiring data having a larger data amount than in a first mode, and stores the acquired information, and a control unit that in a case where the terminal apparatus connected using the second communication unit is a terminal apparatus that needs to operate in the second mode, performs control so as to transmit mode instruction information for instructing the operation in the second mode, to the terminal apparatus, and transmit data acquired from the terminal apparatus by using the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Shinichiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11497069
    Abstract: A wireless communication network serves a Protocol Data Unit (PDU) session type over a Radio Access Network (RAN). The wireless communication network comprises a Network Repository Function (NRF), Management and Orchestration (MANO) system, a User Plane Function (UPF), a RAN, and User Equipment (UEs). The NRF receives UPF requests for User Plane Functions (UPFs) that can serve the PDU session type over the RAN and responsively transfers UPF responses indicating other UPFs that cannot serve the PDU session type over the RAN. The NRF determines when the transfer of the UPF responses is excessive. In response, the NRF transfers an instantiation request to a Management and Orchestration (MANO) system to instantiate a new UPF that can serve the PDU session type over the RAN. The MANO system instantiates the new UPF. The new UPF serves the PDU session type to the UEs over the RAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company LP
    Inventors: Lyle T. Bertz, Robert Keith Butler, Laurent Alexandre Laporte, Tracy Lee Nelson
  • Patent number: 11489251
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a high-frequency oscillator assembly and a base station antenna. The high-frequency oscillator assembly comprises a balun supporting component and a baseplate. The balun supporting component comprises two balun supporting plates. The balun supporting plate comprises a first surface and a second surface. The first surface comprises a feeder circuit comprising a transmission line and a feeder line. The second surface comprises a first open-circuit filtering branch. The transmission line is disposed on one side of the other balun supporting plate. The feeder line is disposed on the other side of the other balun supporting plate. The first open-circuit filtering branch and the feeder line are electrically connected. The baseplate is disposed on the balun supporting component and comprises a plurality of oscillator arms. The feeder lines are electrically connected with the corresponding oscillator arms respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: KUNSHAN LUXSHARE RF TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lu Chen, ChengYu Xu, ZhenHua Li, ZheXuan Xu, WanQiang Zhang, MengYun Gu, WenKai Xu
  • Patent number: 11490445
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a communication interface including a Bluetooth-Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) combo module; a memory storing one or more instructions; and a processor configured to execute the one or more instructions stored in the memory to: detect that a WiFi communication with an external WiFi device, which is connected through the Bluetooth-WiFi combo module, is to be recovered; and based on the detection, release a Bluetooth connection with a Bluetooth device connected through the Bluetooth-WiFi combo module, and subsequently reset the Bluetooth-WiFi combo module to recover the WiFi communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Younghoon Moon
  • Patent number: 11483426
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to apparatus and method that improves the efficiency of filtering event notifications prior to displaying them in mobile devices. After an event notification relating to a new event occurred in the mobile device is obtained, the notification context associated with the user of the mobile device and/or the mobile device for the event notification is first determined. After that, a relevance degree for the event notification is predicted based on the event notification and the notification context by using a learning algorithm that takes into account past event notifications, associated past notification contexts and user reactions to the past event notifications. It is eventually decided whether to display the event notification to the user of the mobile device based on the predicted relevance degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Karoliina Taru Katriina Salminen
  • Patent number: 11463569
    Abstract: A structural component includes a middle frame, a glass cover, and a touch control film. The glass cover and the touch control film are disposed in a stacked manner. The touch control film is disposed on a surface that is of the glass cover and that faces the middle frame, and a side edge of the touch control film and a side edge of the glass cover do not overlap completely. The glass cover is bonded using the first bonding adhesive, and the touch control film is bonded using the second bonding adhesive. The first bonding adhesive is bonded to an edge of the glass cover, and the bonding force of the first bonding adhesive is greater than the bonding force of the second bonding adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: HONOR DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Renwei Guo, Xixiang Dai
  • Patent number: 11457334
    Abstract: This application provides a context management method and apparatus, to resolve a problem that contexts of a large quantity of terminals occupy a large amount of storage space of an AMF entity. The method includes: when a first core network device has stored group information corresponding to a terminal, establishing, by the first core network device, a correspondence between the terminal and the group information. This application relates to the field of communications technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanmei Yang, Manli Sun, Zhenglei Huang
  • Patent number: 11457493
    Abstract: In order to control communication operations properly in a secondary cell even when a beam failure and/or a BR failure occur in the secondary cell, a user terminal, according to one aspect of the present disclosure, has a control section that controls adjustment of a deactivation timer for a certain secondary cell and/or indication of a beam failure and/or a beam recovery (BR) failure in the certain secondary cell, based on the beam failure and/or a result of BR in the certain secondary cell, and a transmission section that transmits information about the beam failure and/or the BR failure in the certain secondary cell by using another cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroki Harada, Satoshi Nagata, Jing Wang, Liu Liu
  • Patent number: 11451931
    Abstract: Immersive audio can be generated and/or updated in real-time as an accessory device presenting the audio is moved with respect to a computing device presenting accompanying video content. This real-time immersive audio is enabled by determining positions of the accessory device with respect to the computing device, based on real-time analysis of sensor information from the accessory device and the computing device. Accurate positions can be determined by synchronizing timestamped sensor data from the multiple devices through the use of a clock of a common wireless communication link (e.g., a Bluetooth connection), which may have lower drift than the global clocks of the devices themselves. Calculated offsets associated with differences between the clock of the wireless communication link and the global clocks of the multiple devices can be used to account for inaccuracies in the global clocks of the multiple devices with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sriram Hariharan, John D. Blackwell, Jonathan C. Shavit, Jay N. Bruins, Carter B. Peterson, Daniel E. Loffgren, Akifumi Kobashi, Jacob S. Weiss, Todd Wheeler
  • Patent number: 11452155
    Abstract: A transmitting-end Bluetooth device includes: a transmitting-end Bluetooth transceiver circuit; a packet generating circuit, coupled with the transmitting-end Bluetooth transceiver circuit; and a transmitting-end control circuit, coupled with the transmitting-end Bluetooth transceiver circuit and the packet generating circuit, arranged to operably instruct the packet generating circuit to insert an auto-pairing request and a source Bluetooth device address into one or more target packets when the transmitting-end Bluetooth device initiates a Bluetooth auto-pairing procedure, and arranged to operably control the transmitting-end Bluetooth transceiver circuit to transmit the one or more target packets when the transmitting-end Bluetooth device operates under a predetermined transmitting-end operating mode, so that a receiving-end Bluetooth device operating under a predetermined receiving-end operating mode is enabled to actively conduct a Bluetooth auto-pairing procedure with the transmitting-end Bluetooth devi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventor: Yu-Hsuan Liu
  • Patent number: 11452001
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for efficient group-based handling of massive internet of things (M-IoT) devices that are compatible with both current cellular networks, and next generation 5G systems. Examples allow reduced overhead between a (radio) access network (R)AN and a core network (CN) that originates from unnecessary signaling traffic for IoT devices transitioning from IDLE to CONNECTED mode, especially when sending small data packets. In addition, or in other embodiments, mobility solutions are provided for group based M-IoT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Yu Liao, Xiruo Liu, Liuyang Yang, Moreno Ambrosin
  • Patent number: 11451975
    Abstract: An communication system is disclosed which improves upon known distributed antenna systems and known signal distribution systems which rely on bidirectional amplifiers. The disclosed communication system incorporates an integrated base transceiver station into remote units or bidirectional amplifiers provided proximate a coverage area, where the coverage area is remote or closed off from a base coverage area for a distant signal source such as a base transceiver station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: FIPLEX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Ricardo Matias de Goycoechea
  • Patent number: 11452033
    Abstract: A processor determines whether an information handling system is in a first state and directs a wireless data communication interface to provide a first connection beacon at a first rate based upon the information handling system being in the first state. The processor further determines whether the information handling system is in a second state and directs the first wireless data communication interface to provide the first connection beacon at a second rate based upon the information handling system being in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Manuel Novoa, Daniel L. Hamlin, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer
  • Patent number: 11445348
    Abstract: In some examples, a system for comfort or security in a building and its premises includes a plurality of “first” devices configured to wirelessly communicate with a hub device that is a master for controlling the system for comfort or security in the building and premises, wherein the plurality of first devices and the hub device are configured to wirelessly communicate using either one of an IEEE 802.15.4 standard or a Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) 5.0 standard; a plurality of “second” devices that are battery powered and configured to wirelessly communicate with respective ones of the plurality of first devices, wherein the plurality of second devices and respective ones of the plurality of first devices are configured to communicate using the BTLE 5.0 standard, wherein the hub device and the plurality of second devices are configured to communicate with each other via respective ones of the plurality of first devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Juntunen, Steven C. Nichols
  • Patent number: 11429095
    Abstract: A remote control device that is paired with a first vehicle, such that the remote control device wirelessly communicates with the first vehicle, is paired with a second vehicle via a pairing process. The pairing process is initiated by physically contacting a component of the remote control device with an element of the second vehicle. The pairing process also unpairs the remote control device from the first vehicle, such that the remote control device no longer wirelessly communicates with the first vehicle, and the remote control device wirelessly communicates with the second vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Vern I. Woodruff, III, Trisha M. Luthman, James Schloemer, Steven R. Pulskamp, Donald T. Meiring, Matthew T. Shinew, Kent D. Pilcher, Paul Duckworth
  • Patent number: 11432129
    Abstract: A first wireless communication device (UE device) associated with a certain user (or included in a specified set/group of UE devices) may establish a first communication link with an accessory device according to a short-range radio access technology, and transmit link (pairing) information associated with the first communication link to a server, such as a cloud-based server. The server may share this (first) link information with other UE devices associated with the same user (or belonging to the same specified group of UE devices as the first UE device). Link information associated with the other UE devices (i.e. second link information) may equally be shared with the accessory device, and the other UE devices and accessory device may use the first link information and second link information in establishing respective communication links between any of the other UE devices and the accessory device without having to undergo a pairing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Akshay Mangalam Srivatsa, Craig P. Dooley, David John Shaw, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Michael Jason Giles, Sriram Hariharan