Patents Examined by Andrew Wendell
  • Patent number: 10938435
    Abstract: Base station antennas utilize RF transmitters and receivers, which operate with enhanced bias control to achieve very high speed switching during TDD operation. A radio frequency communication circuit for TDD includes a transmit/receive amplifier (e.g., MMIC) having first and second input terminals, which are responsive to a bias control voltage and radio frequency input signal. A bias control circuit is provided, which is electrically coupled to the first input terminal and a current receiving terminal of the transmit/receive amplifier. The bias control circuit includes a closed-loop feedback path between the current receiving terminal and the first input terminal, which is configured to regulate a magnitude of the bias control voltage with high precision to thereby achieve a substantially constant quiescent bias current at the current receiving terminal when the transmit/receive amplifier is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Breck W. Lovinggood
  • Patent number: 10938436
    Abstract: A front-end module includes a module board, a reception filter mounted on the module board, a reception low-noise amplifier mounted on the module board, and an inductor incorporated in the module board and connected to a path linking the reception filter and the reception low-noise amplifier. The inductor includes an inductor board. At least part of the inductor overlaps at least part of the reception low-noise amplifier in plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke Naniwa
  • Patent number: 10931331
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication device and method capable of suppressing subjective quality deterioration at the time of a low bit rate. An application selection unit of an IC card selects an application hosted by a communication target device. Identification information of the communication target device is acquired after the application is selected. The present disclosure can be applied to, for example, a communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Teruyama, Toshihisa Takayama, Masato Kita
  • Patent number: 10930998
    Abstract: An antenna system is provided. The antenna system has a system grounding unit, a metal frame and a main board. The metal frame is spaced apart from the system grounding unit to form a clearance zone. The metal frame is a first radiator. The antenna system further has a second radiator, a switch, a capacitor and a main matching circuit. The second radiator is located in the clearance zone. The main board has a feeding point. The metal frame has a first connecting part and a second connecting part. An end of the capacitor is connected to the second radiator, and another end of the capacitor is connected to the main matching circuit. The second radiator is connected to the main board via the switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongli Chen, Zhongyue Wang, Yue Liang
  • Patent number: 10924924
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a keypad mounted to an exterior of the vehicle, the keypad having a plurality of buttons, each button representing both a first value and a second value. The vehicle further includes a body controller, programmed to receive an input sequence entered via the keypad, validate whether the input sequence matches a predefined keycode, assuming the input sequence correctly entered the first value or the second value according to indications of which values of the keycode are the first value and which are the second value, and confirm pairing a mobile device to the vehicle responsive to the input sequence matching the keycode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Aaron Matthew DeLong, Vivekanandh Elangovan, Hamid M. Golgiri, Ryan Edwin Hanson
  • Patent number: 10887746
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, an apparatus, and a system of configuring a wireless network node, and a computer readable medium. The method is applicable to a wireless network configuration device having a BLE function, and includes: determining a communication range of the BLE function based on a preset parameter; activating the BLE function, and sending a configuration request to each of wireless network node devices within the determined BLE communication range; receiving an acknowledgment message returned by a wireless network node device in response to the configuration request, and establishing a BLE connection with the wireless network node device that meets a preset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Opple Lighting Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhi Wang
  • Patent number: 10887937
    Abstract: Communication between users of mobile devices is provided based on proximities between the users are used to provide the user with an indication of the broadcasting user's mobile computing device based on proximity rather than prior knowledge of the registered users. The proximity is established by physical distance, visual proximity, distance as determined by radio signal strength, absolute received radio signal strength, boundaries stored on a server or other defined proximity determination. A user's mobile computing device is used to identify a device location, and the device broadcasts a message, call and/or video transmission to other users' devices. The user's mobile computing device to provide the user with an indication of the broadcasting user's mobile computing device based on proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Oren Raphael
  • Patent number: 10887048
    Abstract: A sink device is configured to establish a Bluetooth connection with a source device. The sink device receives a transmission from the source device that includes a plurality of data blocks, an item of check information, and a plurality of parity blocks during a transmission time duration. The sink device determines, prior to receiving an entirety of the transmission, whether at least one of received data blocks includes an error based on at least the item of check information and, when the at least one of the received data blocks includes the error and prior to receiving all of the plurality of parity blocks, the sink device performs an error correction operation on a first one of the received data blocks based on a first one of the parity blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alon Paycher, Naftali Sommer, Tal Inbar, Sriram Hariharan, Axel Berny, Roi Faust, Eli Ochayon, Sreeraman Anantharaman
  • Patent number: 10880826
    Abstract: An implantable medical device (IMD) that includes a transceiver configured to broadcast an advertising data packet that includes a unique identifier, and to receive a scan request data packet from an external device. A memory stores program instructions, and stores an approved device list, and one or more processors are configured to execute the program instructions to identify a device identifier (ID) from the scan request data packet received, apply an advertising filter to determine if the scan request data packet is from an authorized external device based on the device ID and the approved device list, based on the determination by the advertising filter, deny transmission of a scan response data packet from the transceiver when the advertising filter determines that the scan request data packet is from an unauthorized external device, and establish a communication session with an authorized external device independent of the scan request data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Chaowen Young, Yongjian Wu, Jyoti Bhayana, Samir Shah, Reza Shahandeh
  • Patent number: 10879948
    Abstract: A metallic shell, a method for manufacturing the metallic shell and a mobile terminal including the metallic shell are provided. The metallic shell includes a body and an insulator. The body has a slot. The insulator is formed in the slot and includes an insulating material. The insulating material includes a plastic material, a first coating and a second coating. The first coating is configured to colour the plastic material to make the insulator exhibit a same colour as that of the body. The second coating is configured to improve luster of the plastic material to make the insulator exhibit a same metallic luster as that of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhengnan Jiang
  • Patent number: 10873654
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a novel folding mobile phone case, which comprises an upper casing, a lower casing and a soft connecting portion; wherein one end of the soft connecting portion is connected to the upper casing and the other end of the soft connecting portion is connected to the lower casing, the contact surface of the upper casing and the lower casing is provided with a joint portion, and the upper casing and the lower casing are joined by the joint portion to form a plane; and the size of the upper casing is corresponding to the size of the upper surface of the folding mobile phone, the size of the lower casing is corresponding to the size of the lower surface of the folding mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: WING TAK LEE SILICONE RUBBER TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD
    Inventor: Tak Nam Liu
  • Patent number: 10863345
    Abstract: A technique for administrating a subscription to an operator. This subscription allows access to a communication network for a security module associated with a user device. A contact address of a server configured to prepare subscription management data is obtained on the basis of an access profile for the network installed in the security module. The security module sends a request for execution of an act of administration in conjunction with this subscription. The request is addressed to the contact address of the server and comprises a datum allowing the server to forward the request to a control server. Once the act of administration has been executed, the user device receives a confirmation of execution of this act of administration originating from the control server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Eric Schouler
  • Patent number: 10862451
    Abstract: An acoustic wave device includes a piezoelectric substrate made of LiNbO3, and a dielectric film provided on the piezoelectric substrate to cover first and second IDT electrodes on the piezoelectric substrate. The first and second IDT electrodes include main electrode layers. When wave lengths determined by electrode finger pitches of the first and second IDT electrodes are ?1 and ?2, respectively, the average value thereof is ?0, ?1/?0=1+X, and ?2/?0=1?X, a relationship of 0.05?X?0.65 is satisfied. The wavelength ?1 is the longest, and the wavelength ?2 is the shortest. In Euler angles (?, ?, ?) of the piezoelectric substrate, ? is 0°±5°, ? is 0°±10°, and ? satisfies Expression 1, wherein a relationship of B1-<T×r?0.10?0 and B2<T×r?0.10?0 are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masakazu Mimura
  • Patent number: 10862571
    Abstract: Provided in an embodiment of the present disclosure are a mobile terminal and an antenna connection method. The mobile terminal includes a controllable switch, a network path, and an antenna. One end of the controllable switch is connected to the antenna, and the other end of the controllable switch is connected to the network path. The controllable switch is configured to control a connection between the network path and the antenna. The antenna is configured to receive and transmit signals, and includes a first antenna and a second antenna, and a radiation performance of the first antenna is higher than a radiation performance of the second antenna. The network path is configured to provide a network service for the mobile terminal, and includes a first network path and a second network path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Feng Wang
  • Patent number: 10856227
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may be a UE. The UE attempts to detect a trigger event. The UE determines values of a first set of power configuration parameters when the trigger event is detected, wherein a change in a value of each power configuration parameter in the first set of power configuration parameters affects power consumption of the first UE. The UE transmits or receives signals in accordance with the values of the first set of power configuration parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Yiju Liao, Wei-De Wu, Chien Hwa Hwang, Cheng-Hsun Li, Chi-Hsuan Hsieh, Xiu-Sheng Li
  • Patent number: 10841812
    Abstract: An electronic device may receive discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle information from a first cell, may receive synchronization signal block measurement timing information including synchronization signal block measurement window information and synchronization signal block measurement period information, and may receive at least part of a first synchronization signal block from the first cell and at least part of a second synchronization signal block from a second cell neighboring the first cell, at a period indicated by the DRX cycle information based on the synchronization signal block measurement timing information. When reception timing of the first synchronization signal block and reception timing of the second synchronization signal block is less than a specified time duration, the device may receive the at least part of the first synchronization signal block in a first measurement window, and may receive the at least part of the second synchronization signal block within a second measurement window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taeyoon Kim, Hyoungjoo Lee, Junyoung Woo, Chaiman Lim, Sungchul Park
  • Patent number: 10841410
    Abstract: An expandable spinning accessory for a portable media player. The accessory includes a platform for attaching the spinning accessory to the portable media player or a case for the portable media player. The accessory also includes a skin operably coupled to the platform, a button operably coupled to the skin opposite the platform, and a bearing assembly operably coupled to the skin and to the button. The bearing assembly is configured to facilitate rotation of the button relative to the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: POPSOCKETS LLC
    Inventors: Altan Nahum, David B. Barnett, Tony L. Torrance
  • Patent number: 10833745
    Abstract: A wireless signal transceiver device includes a dual-polarized antenna, a transmission circuit and a reception circuit. The dual-polarized antenna is used to transmit a first wireless signal and receive a second wireless signal at the same time. The dual-polarized antenna includes a first feed zone and a second feed zone. The first feed zone is used to receive a transmission signal, and the first wireless signal is related to the transmission signal. The second feed zone is used to output a reception signal, and the reception signal is related to the second wireless signal. The transmission circuit is used to generate the transmission signal. The reception circuit is used to generate a processing signal, and the processing signal is related to the reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: RichWave Technology Corp.
    Inventors: You-Chieh Chen, Tse-Peng Chen, Shih-Kai Lin
  • Patent number: 10826699
    Abstract: A method for a system includes broadcasting with a first radio, identification signals, scanning with the first radio, ephemeral ID signals, detecting with the first radio a first ephemeral ID signal from a first device, determining with the first radio whether a session exists with the first device, in response to the first ephemeral ID, initiating pairing between a second radio and the first device when the session does not exist, thereafter scanning with the first radio for ephemeral ID signals, and detecting with the first radio a second ephemeral ID signal from a second device, thereafter completing pairing the second radio and the first device, receiving with the first radio from the first smart-device a first token, determining in the first radio whether the first token is valid, and effecting with the first radio a user-perceptible action with a peripheral in response to the first token being valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Proxy, Inc.
    Inventors: Denis Mars, Simon Ratner
  • Patent number: 10827635
    Abstract: Textured cover assemblies for electronic devices are disclosed. The textured cover assemblies may provide a combination of optical and tactile properties to the electronic devices. In some cases, a textured cover assembly may be provided over decorative coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Andi M. Limarga, James R. Wilson, Matthew S. Rogers, Que Anh S. Nguyen, Bijumon Varkey