Patents Examined by Anindita Sen
  • Patent number: 11564148
    Abstract: Methods and related systems for operating a climate control system for an indoor space are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes establishing a connection between a device and a hub of the climate control system along a first signal pathway, wherein at least a portion of the first signal pathway comprises a short-range radio connection between the device and a first component of the system. In addition, the method includes monitoring one or more parameters of the first signal pathway and one or more parameters of a second signal pathway extending between the device and the hub, wherein at least a portion of the second signal pathway comprises a short-range radio connection between the device and a second component of the system. Further, the method includes re-routing the connection between the portable device and the system hub from the first signal pathway to the second signal pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Trane International Inc.
    Inventors: Carl L. Garrett, Nathan Smith, Daniel J. Blair, Drew Whitehurst, Caleb Davis
  • Patent number: 11540185
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a user equipment device (UE) to prioritize cells that support EN-DC over similar cells not supporting EN-DC. The UE may be configured to perform one or more measurement scans associated with cell selection and/or cell re-selection and may determine whether at least two LTE cells meet a selection criteria based on RSRP and/or SNR measurements. The UE may be configured to, in response to determining that at least two LTE cells meet the selection criteria, prioritize a first LTE cell of the at least two LTE cells over a second LTE cell of the at least two LTE cells based, at least in part, on support EN-DC. The first LTE cell may indicate support of EN-DC, e.g., via a ULI IE included in a SIB2 broadcast by the first LTE cell. The UE may be configured to select the first LTE cell for camping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sagar B. Shah, Alosious Pradeep Prabhakar, Kanuganti Rajeswar Reddy, Lakshmi N. Kavuri, Li Su, Manish G. Vemulapalli, Muthukumaran Dhanapal, Ozgur Ekici, Rangakrishna Nallandigal, Sachin J. Sane, Shivani Suresh Babu, Sree Ram Kodali, Srinivasan Nimmala, Vijay Venkataraman, Yifan Zhu
  • Patent number: 11456968
    Abstract: An Ethernet switch for a vehicle, a method of controlling the Ethernet switch are provided. The method includes detecting a first connection between a connector of the diagnostic device and a first port of the Ethernet switch and establishing a second connection with the diagnostic device by referring to a virtual local area network identifier (VLAN ID) table. A third connection is established between the controller and an electronic control unit (ECU) of the vehicle by referring to the VLAN ID table. A certificate-based secure access procedure is performed between the diagnostic device and the controller. A mode of the Ethernet switch is switched from a lock mode to an unlock mode and a fourth connection is established between the diagnostic device and the ECU by referring to the VLAN ID table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Hojin Jung