Patents Examined by Ayodeji Ayotunde
  • Patent number: 10218063
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate generally to electronic hardware, computer software, wireless communications, network communications, wearable, hand held, and portable computing devices for facilitating communication of information and presentation of media. An electrically conductive substrate, such as a sheet of metal or metal alloy, for example, includes an active antenna formed by a slot or opening formed in the substrate, and also includes at least one separate passive slot or opening (e.g., a passive slit) formed in the substrate. The active antenna may be intentionally detuned from one or more target frequencies (e.g., 802.11, 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz) such that the active antenna is not optimized (e.g., is not tuned) for the one or more target frequencies. One portion of the active antenna may be electrically coupled with a ground potential. Another portion of the active antenna may be electrically coupled with a RF receiver, transmitter, or transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Hawk Yin Pang, Rajiv Agarwal, Thomas Alan Donaldson
  • Patent number: 10188207
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a plurality of retention devices, a plurality of test computers, a plurality of mobile devices each positioned in one retention device and electrically connected to one of the plurality of test computers, and a user computer electrically connected to the plurality of test computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Communications Test Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald J. Parsons, Leo D. Parsons, Michael P. Parsons, Nidhin Davis, Matthew Parsons, Sean Parsons, Mohammad R. Paknejad, Andrew Sieben, Aaron Santangelo, John Goldman, David Beasley, Nick Gamber
  • Patent number: 10194477
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and an apparatus for a control device to control a first device by using Bluetooth LE (Low Energy). The present invention provides a method and an apparatus comprising receiving from the first device an advertising message for searching for the first device, transmitting a connection request message for establishing a Bluetooth LE connection to the first device, transmitting to the first device a first read request message requesting first characteristic information related to at least one first service for which the first device operates as a client role, receiving a first read response message including the characteristic information, and controlling a connection with a second device operating as a server role based on the characteristic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Younghwan Kwon
  • Patent number: 10182336
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for managing establishment of a communications link between an external instrument (EI) and an implantable medical device (IMD). The method stores, in the IMD, an advertisement schedule that includes first and second power schemes to be utilized with advertisement notices. The first and second power schemes define at least one of i) first and second power levels for transmitting the advertisement notices or ii) first and second receive sensitivities to scan for a connection request. The method manages at least one of a transmit or receive operation of the IMD, utilizing the first and second power schemes in connection with first and second advertisement notices, respectively. The method establishes a communication session between the IMD and the EI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: John Stockton, Perry Li
  • Patent number: 10181897
    Abstract: A device for a mobile base station transceiver, a vehicle, a mobile communication system, a method and a computer program for a device. The device for a mobile base station transceiver in a mobile communication system includes a transceiver module to communicate with at least one fixed base station transceiver in the covering area thereof for providing a mobile coverage area, and to communicate with at least one further mobile base station transceiver in the mobile coverage area, wherein the mobile coverage area at least partially projects beyond the coverage area of the fixed base station transceiver by an extended coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Andreas Kwoczek, Moritz Schack, Björn Mennenga
  • Patent number: 10178240
    Abstract: A multiple subscriber identity module cards (multi-SIM) resource management method, device and multi-SIM terminal. The method comprises: acquiring a subscriber identity module card list in a terminal, the subscriber identity module card list comprising all subscriber identity module cards in the terminal; and if a remaining quantity of a service resource on a subscriber identity module card currently used in the terminal is less than or equal to a preset remaining quantity threshold, then automatically switching to a subscriber identity module card having a sufficient service resource and in the subscriber identity module card list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Diankai Zhang, Lin Shen, Guangcai Qu, Chenyu Lei
  • Patent number: 10142496
    Abstract: A camera may capture real world content which may be displayed in a mobile device or glasses. This content may be modified in real time. The image capture of objects and transformation of those objects are displayed. The images obtained may be processed and changes may be enacted such that they are displayed virtually different than they are physically. Various micro-expressions and emotions may be detected by the facial expressions of a person. Digital notes may be saved and associated with objects. These notes and environments may be saved by a user and viewable by anyone in the geofenced area or all users. An individual may capture an image of an object using a mobile device/intelligent electronic glasses/headset, tap the object on the display screen, and write or speak notes regarding the object. A keyboard, keypad, image, icons, or other items may be virtually placed on to a surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: IP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil K Rao, Rekha K Rao
  • Patent number: 10140784
    Abstract: A vehicle-based system and a method of performing communication include one or more in-vehicle devices configured to obtain data. A controller obtains the data from the one or more in-vehicle devices. A first wireless communication unit associated with one or more of the one or more in-vehicle devices transmits data from the one or more of the one or more in-vehicle devices to the controller wirelessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLP
    Inventors: Tal Philosof, Eilon Riess, Yohay Buchbut
  • Patent number: 10143026
    Abstract: A communication device may receive a first signal including first identification information and attribute information from a target device via the wireless interface, determine which of a first type device or a second type device the target device is by using the attribute information, execute an authentication of the target device by using the first identification information in a case where it is determined that the target device is the first type device, and execute an authentication of the target device by using the second identification information in a case where it is determined that the target device is the second type device and a second signal including second identification information different from the first identification information is received via the wireless interface, the second signal is sent to the communication device from the second type device in accordance with a predetermined application software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirotaka Asakura
  • Patent number: 10136460
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided of pairing glasses with an electronic device is provided. The glasses store identification information and device information regarding a plurality of electronic devices, the device information being usable to pair the glasses with the plurality of electronic devices. The glasses obtain an image of at least one electronic device via a camera of the glasses. The glasses extract identification information of the at least one included in the image. The glasses select the electronic device based on the extracted identification information and the stored identification information. The glasses pair with the electronic device based on the device information of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jae-woo Ko, Jae-young Lee, Hyun-jung Kim
  • Patent number: 10135407
    Abstract: High efficiency transmit-receive switches in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a high efficiency transmit receive switch includes a power input coupled to a power supply, an amplifier output port and a transmit switch input port coupled to a circulator, a received signal circuit port coupled to a first PIN diode coupled to a second PIN diode via a first transmission line and spaced a fractional wavelength apart, the transmit switch input port is coupled to a third PIN diode coupled to a harmonic filter, a second transmission line coupled between the second PIN diode and to the third PIN diode, spaced a fractional wavelength apart, the transmit circuit signal port is coupled to an amplifier, the amplifier is coupled to the amplifier output port, the second transmission line is coupled to the bias current generator coupled to the output port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LoJack Corporation
    Inventors: Edmund Chin, Harold Allan Simpson
  • Patent number: 10128878
    Abstract: A system and method for receiving a signal, comprising an input adapted to receive a radio frequency signal having a strong interferer; a signal generator, adapted to produce a representation of the interferer as an analog signal generated based on an oversampled digital representation thereof; and a component adapted to cancel the strong interferer from radio frequency signal based on the generated analog signal to produce a modified radio frequency signal substantially absent the interferer. The system typically has a nonlinear component that either saturates or produces distortion from the strong interferer, which is thereby reduced. The system preferably employs high speed circuits which digitize and process radio frequency signals without analog mixers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Hypres, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepnarayan Gupta, Amol Inamdar
  • Patent number: 10105103
    Abstract: An implant (110) includes an antenna unit (130) and an encapsulation. The antenna unit includes an elongated ferrite core (142) having a first length and an antenna coil (146) wound around the ferrite core, and is configured to communicate with an external unit (120) using inductive coupling of a magnetic field. The encapsulation encapsulates the antenna unit, and includes one or more openings (134) that are aligned with the ferrite core and have respective second lengths that are equal to or greater than the first length of the ferrite core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: VECTORIOUS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Oren Goldshtein, Aharon Daffan, Ronny Winshtein
  • Patent number: 10103787
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide for the exchange of signals wirelessly between devices. One example includes a first wireless communication unit of a first device and a second wireless communication unit of a second device. The example further includes a first magnetic member disposed within the first device to magnetically couple with a second magnetic member disposed within the second device when the first and second devices are to be placed within proximity of each other. The first and second wireless communication units may exchange signals between the first device and the second device over a wireless communication link formed by the magnetically coupled magnetic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Robin T Castell
  • Patent number: 10097136
    Abstract: A transformer feed-back quadrature voltage controlled oscillator (QVCO) includes a first VCO; a second VCO; and a dynamic phase error correction circuit, having a plurality of coupling capacitors connected between the first and second VCOs, wherein the capacitances of the coupling capacitors are varied according to a digital control signal to correct a phase error of local oscillating (LO) signals of quadrature phases output by the first and second VCOs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hsiao-Chin Chen, Yen-Ting Chiang, Chien-Te Yu
  • Patent number: 10091765
    Abstract: A method for forwarding Bluetooth data, an electronic device, a Bluetooth device, and a Bluetooth system are disclosed. The method includes: in a Bluetooth communication process, receiving source data from a data output device as cached data, and forwarding the source data; and preferentially allocating a Bluetooth communication bandwidth to receive the source data if a data volume of the cached data is less than a first predetermined threshold; or preferentially allocating a Bluetooth communication bandwidth to forward the source data if a data volume of to-be-forwarded source data is greater than a second predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SMARTECH WORLDWIDE LIMITED
    Inventors: Yunhe Fu, Tony Xie, Mid Wang
  • Patent number: 10079923
    Abstract: A mobile communication device which comprises a first member with first surface having a first curvature and a second surface having a second curvature; a second member having first surface with a third curvature and a second surface with a fourth curvature. A hinge pivotally connects the first and second members with one another such that they are movable between opened and closed configurations. The first and the second curvatures of the first member combine with one another and form a combined average curvature for the first member and the third and the fourth curvatures of the second member combine combine with one another and form a combined average curvature for the second member. The combined average curvature for the first member and the combined average curvature for the second member combine with one another to form a combined average curvature for the communication device which is 8 feet or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: John Ashmore Lumbard
  • Patent number: 10064040
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a Bluetooth transceiver, the Bluetooth transceiver being in an idle power state when not securely paired to a second Bluetooth transceiver of a peripheral device. The mobile device further includes an audio interface, the audio interface coupled to the Bluetooth transceiver, the audio interface configured to connect to a second audio interface of the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BBPOS LIMITED
    Inventor: Chi Wah Lo
  • Patent number: 10056965
    Abstract: A data expansion system that provides for wireless communication includes a set of roadway communication devices configured to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication. The system includes a first roadway communication device configured to receive data from a first electronic device in a first vehicle and a second roadway communication device communicatively coupled to the first roadway device. The second roadway communication device is configured to communicate the data to a second electronic device in a second vehicle. Each roadway communication device includes a wireless transceiver to transmit and receive data; a communication interface to establish communication links with other roadway communication devices; and processing circuitry to relay the data between the other roadway communication devices or electronic devices in respective vehicles. Each roadway communication device also includes a housing that contains the processing circuitry, communication interface and the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Neutronic Perpetual Innovations Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Terrance Berry
  • Patent number: 10057786
    Abstract: A data expansion system that provides for wireless communication includes a set of roadway communication devices configured to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication. The system includes a first roadway communication device configured to receive data from a first electronic device in a first vehicle and a second roadway communication device communicatively coupled to the first roadway device. The second roadway communication device is configured to communicate the data to a second electronic device in a second vehicle. Each roadway communication device includes a wireless transceiver to transmit and receive data; a communication interface to establish communication links with other roadway communication devices; and processing circuitry to relay the data between the other roadway communication devices or electronic devices in respective vehicles. Each roadway communication device also includes a housing that contains the processing circuitry, communication interface and the wireless transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Neutronic Perpetual Innovations Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Terrance Berry