Patents Examined by April G Gonzales
  • Patent number: 11658725
    Abstract: A system having an array of antennas with particular weights for signals associated with different groups of antennas. The array of antennas includes a first group of antennas positioned in a middle portion of the array of antennas, a second group of antennas positions at one or more edges of the array of antennas, and a third group of antennas positioned at one or more corners of the array of antennas. The system includes a control module configured to control each respective and tenant in the array of antennas. The control module can further be configured to weight the first group of antennas a first weighting amount, to weight the second group of antennas a second weighting amount and to weight the third group of antennas a third weighting amount. The weighting improves the system's ability to reduce ambiguities in an angle of arrival associated with the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Fortem Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Alan Davis, Matthew Robertson Morin, Nathan James Packard
  • Patent number: 11641576
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for identifying a dual-mode wireless device, IOS device, and medium. The method includes: receiving a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) advertising packet from a slave device; extracting a Media Access Control (MAC) address carried in the BLE advertising packet from the slave device and that is of a master device that has established a classic Bluetooth connection with the slave device; and if the MAC address is a MAC address of a current master device, establishing a BLE connection with the slave device; or if the MAC address is not a MAC address of a current master device, ignoring the BLE advertising packet from the slave device. The method has advantages of a high identification speed and high identification accuracy. The method does not require an additional application for Apple's MFi certification, which saves certification costs, shortens the time on product development, and simplifies the production process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Inventors: Jinhong Chen, Rongshan Liu
  • Patent number: 11626901
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically configuring and controlling a digital media device are described. A digital media device can be configured or controlled by a mobile device, e.g., a smart mobile phone. When the digital media device is being configured, the digital media device can broadcast a signal, indicating that the digital media device is requesting configuration information from a mobile device. A mobile device located in proximity of the digital media device, upon detecting the signal, can perform various security checks to determine that the request is legitimate, and then open a communication channel with the digital media device. The mobile device can provide user preferences of the mobile device, as well as credentials for accessing and downloading remote content, to the digital media device through the communication channel. Upon receiving the configuration information, the digital media device can use parameters in the configuration information as its settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Belk, Augustin Prats, Joakim Linde, Lucas Newman, Nicholas J. Paulson, Thomas Matthieu Alsina
  • Patent number: 11627617
    Abstract: System and methods for out-of-band pairing sterile medical device with non-sterile devices without compromising sterility thereof. A system includes a sterile medical device; a non-sterile computing device; at least one near field communication (NFC) tag; and a sterile packaging enclosing the sterile medical device. In one example, a sterile percutaneous needle guidance device needs to pair and communicate with a non-sterile computer. The sterile device has an NFC tag embedded in the sterile device and an NFC tag embedded in the sterile packaging. The two NFC tags include identification information duplicate of each other. Before opening the sterile packaging either NFC tag can be scanned with the non-sterile device to initiate wireless pairing. If the sterile package is opened before pairing, the NFC tag contained in the packaging can be brought out of the sterile field and scanned with the non-sterile computer thus preserving the sterility of the sterile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Canon U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Barret Daniels
  • Patent number: 11627443
    Abstract: An apparatus for compensating a channel based on an artificial neural network includes a channel learning device that learns a property of the channel, and a channel compensating device that compensates for an error of the channel based on a learning result of the channel learning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Korea National University of Transportation Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Zeung Il Kim, Young Cheol Koh, Jae Hun Jeong, Chang Ick Song, Seung Ho Han
  • Patent number: 11625714
    Abstract: An in-application content transfer system that generates receiver identifiers to categorize a given exchange between two users. One user executes the application on their mobile device and makes use of peer-to-peer communication protocols with a neighboring mobile device, regardless of whether the neighboring device is executing the subject application. The content transfer is linked to a unique identifier of the neighboring device, which is retrieved via peer-to-peer communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: HORUS FOSTER, INC.
    Inventor: Jack H. Foster, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11622254
    Abstract: A network system receives an order request from a requesting device including a list of requested items and a delivery location. The network system may create an order entry by selecting a source location and a provider for the order. The network system sends order information from the order entry to a provider device of the selected provider and a source device corresponding to the source location, where the order information includes an order identifier, a source identifier, and a provider identifier. The provider device broadcasts a beacon including the source identifier and the order identifier. The provider device detects a short range beacon signal from the source device and determines whether the detected source identifier and order identifier match the received source identifier and order identifier from the order information. Responsive to a successful match the provider device verifies its proximity to the source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Katherine Swanson, Zachary Tyler Stewart, Erick Chang
  • Patent number: 11622253
    Abstract: A Bluetooth device, which realizes different types of device by setting a MAC address of the device or a type of a broadcast device; when the device is used as a Bluetooth keyboard device, it can realize a function for inputting a dynamic password, and the device shifts an obtained dynamic password value into Bluetooth keyboard class virtual key information according to the Bluetooth keyboard protocol, and sends automatically the virtual key information to the upper computer successively, and the device can restore a type of the device so as to resolve a keyboard conflict between the keyboard device and the upper computer, in this way, the user makes less error to input a dynamic password and the identity authentication becomes safer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhou Lu, Huazhang Yu
  • Patent number: 11619913
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for diagnosing mechanical default of a mechanical watch, wherein at least one vibration signal is acquired from the mechanical watch the vibration signal is analyzed by an artificial intelligence trained to detect mechanical default in mechanical watches to determine a diagnosis whether the mechanical watch is working properly or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: INVOXIA
    Inventors: √Čric Humbert, Arthur Belhomme
  • Patent number: 11605972
    Abstract: This document describes methods, devices, and systems for configuring a smartphone (102) for network connectivity via a charging station (120), in which the smartphone (102) detects a connection or a coupling to the charging station (120). In response to the detection of the connection or coupling to the charging station (120), the smartphone (102) configures a WLAN transceiver (228) as a WLAN access point and forms a mesh WLAN network with one or more other WLAN access points (114). In other aspects, the charging station (120) detects the presence of the smartphone (102) that is connected or coupled to the charging station (120). In response to sensing the presence of the smartphone (102), the charging station (120) configures power and charging circuitry (244) to charge a battery of the smartphone (102) and configures WLAN radio circuitry (232) to relay WLAN communications for the smartphone (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Erik Richard Stauffer, Aamir Akram, Jibing Wang
  • Patent number: 11595780
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a system for providing an immersive audio experience at an entertainment venue is provided. The system includes at least one loudspeaker and a server. The at least one loudspeaker is attached to the entertainment venue. The server is associated with the entertainment venue and is programmed to communicate with a mobile device associated with a vehicle occupant and to enable access to the at least one loudspeaker to position the at least one loudspeaker in a vehicle in response to the mobile device being authenticated with the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kyle David Kramer, Maxwell B. Willis, Christopher Michael Trestain, Chris Ludwig, Riley Winton
  • Patent number: 11582594
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing decoding of control channel on a multi-SIM UE. A method includes receiving, by the UE, the plurality of control channels from at least one Base Station (BS), the plurality of control channels corresponding to a plurality of Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs), selecting, by the UE, a respective decoder for each of the plurality of SIMs, and decoding, by the UE, each respective control channel among the plurality of control channels using the respective decoder for a respective SIM among the plurality of SIMs, the respective SIM corresponding to the respective control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Samir Kumar Mishra, Sarvesha Anegundi Ganapathi
  • Patent number: 11580949
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communicating information related to a wearable device are disclosed. Exemplary information includes audio information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Steven B. Elgee
  • Patent number: 11582611
    Abstract: Prompt and secure data communication paring concepts are described. In one example, a method for data communications includes a client device receiving an advertising packet from a peripheral device, comparing a signal strength indicator for the advertising packet to a threshold, generating a session key based on the comparing, and transmitting the session key to the peripheral device. The method also includes communicating and acknowledging one or more data chunks between the devices through a secure communications channel. The concepts are different that traditional pairing techniques for short-range, low-power wireless data communications in that secure communications channels can be achieved automatically, relatively more quickly, and repeatedly without the need for user intervention. The secure communications channels can be established and reestablished without the need for traditional pairing techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Kwong, Serghei Bondari
  • Patent number: 11575450
    Abstract: Methods and systems for automated testing of extremely-high frequency devices are disclosed. A device under test (DUT) is set in a simultaneous transmit and receive mode. The DUT receives a lower frequency radio frequency (RF) signal from a test unit and up-converts the lower frequency RF signal to a higher frequency RF signal. The DUT transmits the higher frequency RF signal using a first antenna, and receives the higher frequency RF signal using a second antenna. The DUT down-converts the received higher frequency RF signal to a received test RF signal and provides the received test RF signal to the test unit for comparing measurements derived from the received test signal to a design specification for the DUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gaurav Verma, David Collins, Ryan Wendlandt, Prachi Deshpande, Gaurav Singhania, Karthik Moncombu Ramakrishnan, Jeffrey Carr, Anushruti Bhattacharya, Dennis Feenaghty
  • Patent number: 11570601
    Abstract: A communication device and method can include one or more processors operatively coupled to memory, a sensor and an output device, where the one or more processors to perform operations of discovering neighboring short range communication enabled devices such as Bluetooth LE devices, creating presence lists from the discovered devices, and transferring biometric and personal data at least to or from the communication device or at least to or from one of the discovered devices. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Staton Techiya, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Wayne Goldstein
  • Patent number: 11570623
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and computer readable media for electronically controlling a user's access to one or more controlled resources are provided. A near-field communication-based mobile credential data payload is provisioned on a mobile device capable of establishing a contactless payment transaction and a low energy proximity beacon signal is periodically broadcasted. The beacon signal and an emulated contactless payment transaction can be utilized in concert to determine that the identity is authorized to access the one or more controlled resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: BIOCONNECT INC.
    Inventors: Robert Douglas, Pritesh Yogesh Patel, Anthony Snell, Courtney Ryan Gibson, Josh Solomon
  • Patent number: 11558726
    Abstract: Described is an open communication system. The system includes a server having a memory storing user data and a first user computing device coupled to the server. The server may be programmed to allow multiple user computing devices to connect to the server and the server determines if the user computing devices are within a predetermined proximity to each other and whether the same communication channel is selected. All of the user computing devices that have selected the same communication channel and are within the predetermined proximity to each may be connected in an open communication link that allows the connected user to communicate. The system may include the option of establishing and invite particular users to a private or less used channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Charles Isgar
  • Patent number: 11553772
    Abstract: A case a portable listening device. The case includes a housing having an interior space to receive the portable listening device; a lid attached to the housing; a rechargeable battery and first and second wireless power receiving elements configured to receive electric charge from a wireless power transmitter during a charging event. The case further includes switching circuitry that is configured to disable one of the first or second wireless power receiving elements during a charging event when the disabled element is receiving power less efficiently than the other element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Makiko K. Brzezinski, Christopher J. Walton, Christopher S. Graham, Daniel C. Wagman, Eric S. Jol
  • Patent number: 11553329
    Abstract: A method (200) for compatibility analysis and performance verification. Profile data is received (210) for a first profile from a first device and for other profiles from other devices, including a profile received from a second device. A request is received (215) from the first device to identify a profile with profile data compatible with the profile data of the first profile. The profile data of the first profile is compared (220) with profile data of the other profiles to identify compatibility, and the compatible profiles are reported to the first device. A selection of a compatible profile is received (225) from the first device. A request for an item is received (315) from the first device. An instruction is sent regarding the item (320) to the third device. A confirmation regarding the instruction is received (330) from the fourth device. The item is enabled (335).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: JustKibbitz Corp.
    Inventor: Jeffrey B. Kaplan