Patents Examined by Ankur Jain
  • Patent number: 10693571
    Abstract: An image generating apparatus (1) includes a first image generating unit (12) and a second image generating unit (14). The first image generating unit (12) generates a first image showing, in a two-dimensional coordinate system the coordinate axes of which respectively correspond to angles of an antenna (20) in two axial directions, reception quality information indicating a quality of a received signal received by the antenna (20) at each antenna angle being the angles of the antenna (20) in the two axial directions. The second image generating unit (14) generates a second image that is a photographed image of a direction in which the antenna (20) faces at the antenna angles. Accordingly, provided is an image generating apparatus capable of easily and accurately adjusting an antenna in the most appropriate direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kikuma
  • Patent number: 10687180
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for dynamically managing one or more communication groups. In some embodiments of the present disclosure, the method comprises the steps of, determining one or more parameters associated with a user profile of a user subscribed to the dedicated networking platform, determining one or more pre-defined objectives associated with the one or more communication groups, evaluating the user to determine relevance with the one or more pre-defined objectives associated with the one or more communication groups, wherein evaluating comprises generating a relevancy score and recommending the one or more communication groups to the user based on the relevancy score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: INZANE LABS PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Allwin Agnel Elango, Sandeep Kalidindi
  • Patent number: 10686424
    Abstract: Duplexers for high power applications are disclosed. In some embodiments, a duplexer includes 2N band pass filters, where N is an integer greater than 1. The 2N band pass filters each have an input and an output and are in an electrically parallel configuration. The duplexer includes a first adaptation circuit configured to couple a transmit signal received from a transmitter to each one of the 2N band pass filters. The duplexer includes a second adaptation circuit configured to couple outputs of the 2N band pass filters to an antenna, the second adaptation circuit providing an isolated path between the antenna and a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Chunyun Jian, Somsack Sychaleun
  • Patent number: 10680680
    Abstract: This specification discloses methods and systems providing reader-mode performance enhancement for operating a device that communicates via inductive coupling. In reader-mode, Tx (transmitter) power of a reader device is maximized even though for some tags, the communication distance is limited by Rx (receiver) sensitivity. Therefore, power is wasted. Even worse, a too highly boosted Tx power demands a high Rx dynamic range and consequently a low Rx sensitivity. In turn, the communication distance may even be degraded by a too highly boosted Tx power. Therefore, in some embodiments, reader-mode performance enhancement is based on backing off Tx (transmitter) power when not needed (energy distance>communication distance) to save power and/or to relax reader-mode Rx (receiver) sensitivity requirements. In some embodiments, the backing off of Tx (transmitter) is also based on a sensor determining a geometric position/location of a reader device relative to a tag-mode device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Gernot Hueber, Ian Thomas Macnamara
  • Patent number: 10681555
    Abstract: A radio frequency radiation shield device may comprise a receiver for detecting a near field radio frequency signal. The receiver may include one or more receiving antennas for target frequencies. The shield device may further comprise a signal processor that samples signal characteristics of a detected signal and determines a nullifying signal in response to detecting a signal characteristic of the detected signal on a receiving antenna meets a trigger threshold. The nullifying signal may comprise a modulated version of the detected signal. The shield device may further comprise a signaler for generating the nullifying signal. The shield device may further comprise a transmitter. The transmitter may include a transmitting antenna at target frequencies for transmitting the nullifying signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Ivan J. Reedman
  • Patent number: 10680662
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a wireless sensor node with a hierarchical protection structure, including a node hardware circuit and a node hierarchical protection structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignees: CHINA UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY, XUZHOU ZHIRUN MINING EQUIPMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Gongbo Zhou, Zhencai Zhu, Hao Chen, Houlian Wang, Chaoquan Tang, Wei Li, Guohua Cao, Yuxing Peng, Gang Shen
  • Patent number: 10673471
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) multiplexer includes, for example, a common port, a first port for a first frequency band, a second port for a second frequency band, and a third port for a third frequency band. The RF multiplexer also includes, for example, a first quadrature hybrid coupler (QHC), a second QHC and a third QHC. A coupling of the first QHC, a first pair of filters, and the second QHC separates the first frequency band and the second frequency band from the common port to the first port and to the second port, respectively. A coupling of the first QHC, a second pair of filters, and the third QHC separates the first frequency band and the third frequency band from the common port to the first port and to the third port respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam Mandegaran
  • Patent number: 10673472
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) multiplexer includes, for example, a common port, a first port for a first frequency band, a second port for a second frequency band, and a third port for a third frequency band. The RF multiplexer also includes, for example, a first quadrature hybrid coupler (QHC), a second QHC and a third QHC. A coupling of the first QHC, a first pair of filters, and the second QHC separates the first frequency band and the second frequency band from the common port to the first port and to the second port, respectively. A coupling of the first QHC, a second pair of filters, and the third QHC separates the first frequency band and the third frequency band from the common port to the first port and to the third port respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam Mandegaran
  • Patent number: 10674332
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide autonomous vehicle network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a dynamically configurable network of autonomous vehicles comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes, including for the data-driven and distributed interoperability between nodes to increase context and location awareness in a network of moving things, such as, for example, a network of autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventor: João Luís Mineiro Ramos de Azevedo
  • Patent number: 10672877
    Abstract: An apparatus includes one or more field effect transistors configured as a switch. Each of the one or more field effect transistors comprises one or more source diffusions, one or more drain diffusions, and one or more gate fingers. Each of the one or more gate fingers is disposed between a source diffusion and a drain diffusion. A first electrical connection to the one or more source diffusions is made using one or more source electrodes that extend from a first end for a first length along a long axis of the source diffusions. A second electrical connection to the one or more drain diffusions is made using one or more drain electrodes that extend from a second end for a second length along a long axis of the drain diffusions. The first length of the one or more source electrodes and the second length of the one or more drain electrodes are generally selected to avoid juxtaposition of the one or more source electrodes and the one or more drain electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Roberto Aparicio Joo, Shawn Bawell
  • Patent number: 10673490
    Abstract: Method and Apparatuses for of transmitting data between semiconductor chips are described. An example apparatus includes a first semiconductor chip and a second semiconductor chip. The first semiconductor chip includes first and second inductors. The first semiconductor chip transmits a first combination of a plurality of data bits in logical value by flowing a first current through the first inductor and by flowing substantially no current through the second inductor. The second semiconductor chip includes third and fourth inductors that correspond respectively to the first and second inductors of the first semiconductor chip. The second semiconductor chip receives the first combination of the plurality of data bits in logical value by detecting an electromotive force at the third inductor responsive to the first current and by detecting substantially no electromotive force at the fourth inductor responsive to no current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Ken Iwakura
  • Patent number: 10665958
    Abstract: A beamforming receiver 100 for receiving multiple radio signals and generating multiple output beam signals is disclosed. The beamforming receiver (100) comprises multiple beam parameter inputs (130) to receive multiple beam parameters and an element array (110) comprising a plurality of elements (120). The beamforming receiver 100 further comprises a loading unit 140 coupled to each element 120 in the element array 110. The beamforming receiver 100 further comprises a reference clock generating and splitting circuit 150 to generate and distribute reference clock signals for each element 120.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Fenghao Mu
  • Patent number: 10659535
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments a service multiplexer identifying a service associated with each of a group of sensors resulting in a group of services. Further embodiments include the service multiplexer creating a service portfolio according to the group of services. Additional embodiments include service multiplexer communicatively coupling to nodes over a 5th Generation (5G) network according to the service portfolio. The 5G network includes a control plane and user plane. Also, embodiments include service multiplexer continuously connecting to the control plane. Further embodiments include receiving data from the sensors. Additional embodiments include service multiplexer determining that the received data is associated with the service portfolio. Also, embodiments include service multiplexer identifying one or more of the nodes according to the service portfolio and sending the received data to the one or more of the nodes over the user plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10659929
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing location-based information and functionality to people and computing devices in various ways. In at least some situations, the techniques include enabling multiple people in a common geographic area to interact in various ways, such as via devices capable of communications (e.g., cellular telephones, computing devices with wired and/or wireless communications capabilities, etc.). In addition, the techniques include enabling the creation and maintenance of location-based virtual groups of users (also referred to as “clouds”), such as for users of mobile and/or fixed-location devices. Such clouds may enable various types of interactions between group members, and may be temporary and/or mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren E. Vengroff, Jeffrey Alan Holden
  • Patent number: 10652952
    Abstract: A system supports communications of video and data to hand held devices located within a public venue (e.g., sports stadium). A pod includes at least one of a synchronized server and wireless communications electronics. The pod includes an antennae integrated therein. The pod can be deployed as a communications node within the public venue and provides data including video through a data network from at least one server to hand held wireless devices located in the public venue. The pod can include a rechargeable power source sustaining self-contained operation of the wireless communication electronics. An optional solar cell can provide electrical power to charge the rechargeable power source. A pod can be embedded in the wall or floor surface of said public venue and can be provided in the form of a core hole plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Luis M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10652763
    Abstract: A process for determining an operational status for a cellular service vendor includes, within a computerized device, sending a test signal comprising a test message to each of a plurality of testing nodes, each testing node being associated with a different cellular service vendor and each testing node including a computerized application configured to provide data back to the computerized device in reply to the test signal independently from data provided by the associated cellular service vendor. The process further includes, within the computerized device, determining a quality of service for each of the cellular service vendors based upon the data provided by the computerized application, generating a computerized display output describing the quality of service for each of the cellular service vendors, and allocating marketing resources based upon the quality of service for each of the cellular service vendors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TelIntel Ltd.
    Inventor: Mario Acosta
  • Patent number: 10645693
    Abstract: Wireless terminals and base stations support multiple modes of dedicated control channel operation wherein wireless terminals are allocated different amounts of dedicated uplink resources for reporting control information. A set of dedicated control channel segments is utilized by a wireless terminal to communicate uplink control information reports to its serving base station attachment point. Full tone and split-tone modes of dedicated control channel operation are supported. In full tone mode, a single wireless terminal is allocated each of the dedicated control channel segments associated with a single logical tone. In split tone mode, dedicated control channel segments associated with a single logical tone are allocated between different wireless terminals, with each of the multiple wireless terminals receiving a different non-overlapping subset of the dedicated control channel segments. Logical dedicated control channel tones can be dynamically reallocated for full-tone mode use or split tone mode use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vladimir Parizhsky, Rajiv Laroia, Junyi Li, Sathyadev Venkata Uppala, Arnab Das
  • Patent number: 10637513
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) multiplexer includes, for example, a common port, a first port for a first frequency band, a second port for a second frequency band, and a third port for a third frequency band. The RF multiplexer also includes, for example, a first quadrature hybrid coupler (QHC), a second QHC and a third QHC. A coupling of the first QHC, a first pair of filters, and the second QHC separates the first frequency band and the second frequency band from the common port to the first port and to the second port, respectively. A coupling of the first QHC, a second pair of filters, and the third QHC separates the first frequency band and the third frequency band from the common port to the first port and to the third port respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventor: Sam Mandegaran
  • Patent number: 10629979
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a coupler circuit configured to receive an output of a radio frequency coupler. The coupler circuit can be arranged in a daisy chain with other coupler circuits. The coupler circuit can include a switch configured to turn on based on a signal level of a direct current component of a coupler signal from another coupler circuit and pass a radio frequency component of the coupler signal when on. The coupler circuit can pass the coupler signal while a module that includes the coupler circuit is otherwise inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Srivatsan Jayaraman, Onder Oz, Pradeep A. Balaraman, Roman Zbigniew Arkiszewski, Yeung Bun Choi, Songbai Zhang
  • Patent number: 10631201
    Abstract: A storage and playback device is capable of being detachably coupled to an output device, such as speakers of an automobile. The device includes a wireless transceiver to receive compressed digital content automatically from a computer system via a wireless local area network based on user defined preferences input into the computer system. The wireless transceiver is communicably coupled to the wireless local area network when the wireless transceiver is a predetermined distance from a wireless local area network access point. The device also includes a decoder and converter to decompress and convert the digital content. The decompressed and converted digital content is sent to be played on the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Callahan Cellular L.L.C.
    Inventors: Craig M. Janik, Nick Kalayjian, Bruce Edwards