Patents Examined by Blane J. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10384496
    Abstract: A tire pressure sensor of a vehicle having a receiver configured to receive, from an Electronic Control Unit (ECU) mounted in the vehicle and having configuration data stored therein, an acknowledgement signal including a request for configuration, and the configuration data; and a controller configured to update the tire pressure sensor with the received configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Scheibenzuber, Ismael Fernando Gamboa Corro, Michael Kandler, Maximilian Werner
  • Patent number: 10389316
    Abstract: A silicon based (e.g., SiGe, CMOS, or BiCMOS) transmitter includes an algorithm that strategically segment and pre-distort the input signal according to its power; a reconfigurable power amplifier (PA) having a plurality of PA sections, wherein the plurality of PA sections comprise discrete weighted transistor arrays that are digitally turned OFF or ON according to a magnitude of an input signal; an impedance matching network equipped with a common-mode feedback (CMFB) mechanism configured to reduce common-mode glitches at an output of the PA due to ON/OFF manipulations of the PA segments; and a 1:N transformer, which comprises a capacitive matching engine and a power detector, disposed between the impedance matching network and the reconfigurable linear PA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Vidatronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Silva-Martinez, Moises Robinson, Mauricio Zavaleta, John Tabler, He Hu
  • Patent number: 10382150
    Abstract: A device comprising: a radio frequency (RF) coupler comprising input, output, and coupled ports; an antenna capable of receiving RF signals having a first characteristic and transmitting RF signals having a second characteristic, the antenna connected to the RF coupler to provide received RF signals to the input port of the RF coupler and transmit RF signals received at the input port via coupling to signals received at the coupled port; and signal transformation circuitry having an input connected to the output port of the RF coupler to receive RF signals provided by the antenna to the input port and an output connected to the coupled port, the signal transformation circuitry configured to transform first RF signals having the first characteristic received from the output port to second RF signals having the second characteristic and to provide them to the coupled port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Humatics Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory L. Charvat, Andrew Habib Zai, Christopher Ryan Montoya
  • Patent number: 10383173
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to the technical field of wireless communications, and in particular, to a method, a device and a system for transmitting a data packet, which are used to resolve the problem existing in the prior art that an LTE network structure causes a signaling burden on a backhaul between a radio access network and a core network and causes a transmission delay on the backhaul. In the embodiments of the present application, a control point sends a data packet that is from at least one base station to an access network gateway or a core network gateway; and a data packet that is from the access network gateway or the core network gateway is sent to the at least one base station, the control point being a connection control point of a terminal and a mobility control point of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: China Academy of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventors: Bin Jiao, Li Chen
  • Patent number: 10375569
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling use of such information by different communication devices. The use of a same generic mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on intercepting registration requests. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10373483
    Abstract: A system, devices and method are disclosed herein. The system may include a network interface, a memory, the two devices and a processor, which implements the method. The method may include receiving by a first device a location of a second device through the network interface, retrieving by the second device a plurality of media related to the received location, transmitting by the second device the plurality of media to the first device through the network interface, in response to receiving a selection of one of the plurality of media, transmit, through the network interface, transmitting by the first device control information for controlling a particular UAV selected from the plurality of UAVs based on corresponding with the selected one of the plurality of media to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo-Kun Choi, Youn-Lea Kim, In-Hyuk Choi, Sung-Jun Kim, Seung-Nyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10375660
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for distributed data collection synchronization. Provided are communicating data generation units (DGUs) capable of data storage, having consumable power resources. In response to the DGUs comparing their availability and power resources, a master and slave DGUs are selected, and the slave DGUs synchronize their data collection to a common timing reference supplied by their master DGU. One example of consumable power is battery power. A first DGU may select itself as a master DGU in response to either waiting a first predetermined duration of time after reset, or receiving no link status message from a master DGU for a second predetermined duration of time. Alternatively, a slave first DGU may compare its own available power resources to the available power resources of its master second DGU and select itself as the master DGU when the available power resources of the first DGU are greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Hallberg
  • Patent number: 10368310
    Abstract: A computing device may include an accessory radio that facilitates point-to-point wireless connectivity between the computing device and one or more accessory devices. The accessory radio may periodically broadcast its presence to the one or more accessory devices while operating in an active state. The accessory radio may transition from the active state to a sleep state after a period of inactivity. The computing device may also include a general purpose radio that may facilitate general wireless connectivity between the computing device and other devices. The general purpose radio may listen for any messages that are intended for the accessory radio while the accessory radio is in the sleep state. The general purpose radio may activate the accessory radio in response to the general purpose radio receiving a message, while the accessory radio is in the sleep state, that satisfies at least one activation condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Srinivasa L. Rao, Dong Hee Pi, Mahesh Yadav, Joseph Michael Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10361734
    Abstract: A device and method for reducing intermodulation within a radio receiver. The device includes an intermodulation filter. The intermodulation filter is configured to receive a signal, apply a first filter and a second filter to the signal to generate a first and a second filtered signal. The intermodulation filter is configured to isolate a first intermodulation component located on a first side of a frequency spectrum of the signal within the second filtered signal, determine an estimated second intermodulation component based on a potential frequency band location, determine a correction factor based on an amplitude and phase relationship between the first and second intermodulation components, apply the correction factor to the estimated second intermodulation component, determine if the second intermodulation component exceeds a predetermined power threshold, and apply the adjusted estimated second intermodulation component to the first filtered signal, suppressing the second intermodulation component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventors: Jiun How Ng, Dongho Han, Moh Lim Sim
  • Patent number: 10348346
    Abstract: A wireless adapter front end system and method for an information handling system including a wireless adapter for communicating on a plurality antenna systems for connection to a plurality of concurrently operating wireless links with a controller executing code instructions for an antenna optimization system for detecting one or more active wireless links operating via the plurality of antenna systems where the controller receives a trigger input indicating an operating condition to determine whether an antenna adjustment is required among the plurality of antenna systems, wherein the trigger input may be selected from one or more indications of a shared communication frequency band, a radio aggregation operation, SAR proximity detection, or operation of a plurality of radio access technologies (RATs). The controller implementing an impedance adjustment of at least one of the plurality of wireless antenna systems to avoid interference between concurrently operating wireless links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Suresh Ramasamy, Youngsoo Cho, Ricardo R. Velasco, Ching Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 10340963
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate tuning an impedance presented to a common port of a multi-throw switch and a tunable notch filter coupled to the common port. The impedance presented to the common port can be tuned based on an impedance associated with a throw of the multi-throw switch that is activated. According to embodiments of this disclosure, a shunt inductor in parallel with a tunable capacitance circuit can tune the impedance presented to the common port of the multi-throw switch. In certain embodiments, the tunable notch filter includes a series LC circuit in parallel with a tunable impedance circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David Steven Ripley, Edward F. Lawrence, Joshua Kawika Ellis
  • Patent number: 10333574
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a vehicle, or a device or system connected to the vehicle, that enables the vehicle to act as a base station in a wireless communication network. The vehicle includes an access interface transceiver configured to communicate with devices within its passenger cabin, and a backhaul interface transceiver configured to communicate with the wireless communication network. By acting as a base station, the vehicle can establish and provide connectivity between the devices in its passenger cabin and the wireless communication network via the access transceiver and backhaul transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Shailesh Patil, Junyi Li, Kapil Gulati, Georgios Tsirtsis, Zhibin Wu, Tien Viet Nguyen, Libin Jiang
  • Patent number: 10317508
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) device is provided. The RF device includes an antenna interface, a receive circuit configured to extract data from incoming signals, a playback circuit configured to associate a predefined delay with the data, a transmit circuit configured to generate outgoing signals based on the data and the predefined delay, and a control circuit configured to calculate range based in part on the predefined delay and phase differences between incoming signals and outgoing signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: √ėyvind Janbu
  • Patent number: 10318953
    Abstract: A payment terminal can have a near field communication (NFC) circuit to permit the payment terminal to accept an NFC payment transaction from a payment device of a customer. The NFC circuit can have a first set of components that are located on a printed circuit board in the base of the payment terminal and a second set of components that are mounted on a flex circuit in another region of the payment terminal. The flex circuit can be coupled to the printed circuit board and have an extended portion with a plurality of traces to communicate transmit and receive data between the first set of components and the second set of components. The plurality of traces on the extended portion can have a predetermined length that is greater than or equal to 2.5% of the propagation-medium-specific wavelength of the carrier signal communicated over the traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Binder, Jeremy Wade
  • Patent number: 10321221
    Abstract: An interface device configured to coordinate signals between an aviation intercommunication system and a mobile computing device is provided. In one or more example, the interface device can be configured to minimize noise that can interfere with the communications between the pilot of the aircraft and the mobile computing device while also ensuring that the mobile computing device does not interfere with air traffic control radio signals. The interface device can include a microcontroller that can coordinate various signals inputted into and outputted out of the interface device such that a mobile computing device can receive a pilot's commands and can transmit notifications to the pilot without interfering with the pilot's ability to understand communications coming from air traffic controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventor: Marco Quezada
  • Patent number: 10312569
    Abstract: A surface-mounted signal transceiver module with multi-signal feed-in includes an antenna unit, a circuit board and a signal-integrating component. A radiation layer is arranged on a substrate-front face of the antenna unit. A ground layer is arranged on a substrate-back face. A first-feed-in line and a second-feed-in line are arranged on a substrate-side face. A first-ground face arranged on a circuit-board-front face of the circuit board is connected to the ground layer. A first contact and a second contact of the circuit board are connected to the first-feed-in line and the second-feed-in line respectively, and electrically connected to a fixing-connecting area arranged on a circuit-board-back face. The signal-integrating component is electrically connected to the fixing-connecting area, and connected to the first-feed-in line and the second-feed-in line through the first contact and the second contact respectively, to integrate signals sent through the first-feed-in line and the second-feed-in line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Shin-Hui Chou, Chia-Tsung Wu, Chien-Hua Tseng
  • Patent number: 10310801
    Abstract: A media entertainment system including one or more user interfaces that are configured to receive user metadata selections and for receiving user settings for plural media source presets, playback volume settings, time settings, plural alarm settings, and plural alarm volume level settings. Each alarm and associated media source may have its own user selectable specific volume level setting that controls the appliance audio output volume when an alarm is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Chestnut Hill Sound, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Krampf, Evan B. Ross, Trung Quoc Phung
  • Patent number: 10313733
    Abstract: A wideband receiver system comprises a wideband analog-to-digital converter (ADC) module and a digital frontend (DFE) module. The wideband ADC is configured to concurrently digitize a band of frequencies comprising a plurality of desired channels and a plurality of undesired channels. The DFE module is coupled to the digital in-phase and quadrature signals. The DFE module is configured to select the plurality of desired channels from the digitized band of frequencies, and generate an intermediate frequency (IF) signal comprising the selected plurality of desired channels and having a bandwidth that is less than a bandwidth of the band of frequencies, where the generation comprises frequency shifting of the selected plurality of desired channels. The IF signal may be a digital signal and the DFE is configured to output the IF signal via a serial or parallel interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Madhukar Reddy, Curtis Ling, Tim Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10305199
    Abstract: In an exemplary embodiment, a phased array antenna comprises multiple subcircuits in communication with multiple radiating elements. The radio frequency signals are independently adjusted for both polarization control and beam steering. In a receive embodiment, multiple RF signals of various polarizations are received and combined into at least one receive beam output. In a transmit embodiment, at least one transmit beam input is divided and transmitted through multiple radiating elements, with the transmitted beams having various polarizations. In an exemplary embodiment, the phased array antenna provides multi-beam formation over multiple operating frequency bands. The wideband nature of the active components allows for operation over multiple frequency bands simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventors: David W. Corman, Rob Zienkewicz, David Saunders
  • Patent number: 10297911
    Abstract: An earpiece includes a housing, a first short-range transceiver for far field communication disposed within the housing, and a second short range transceiver for near field communication disposed within the housing. The second short range transceiver for near field communications comprises an antenna formed from a plurality of coil turns. There is a battery disposed within the housing. The earpiece further includes a first generally planar printed circuit board disposed within the housing and a second generally planar printed circuit board disposed within the housing. There is a flexible connector between circuit boards. The battery is positioned between the first generally planar printed circuit board and the second generally planar printed circuit board. The antenna is mounted perpendicularly to the plurality of components mounted on the first generally planar printed circuit board to thereby reduce electromagnetic interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BRAGI GmbH
    Inventors: Eric Christian Hirsch, Nikolaj Hviid