Patents Examined by Brian E. Miller
  • Patent number: 11449961
    Abstract: A communication system (150) provides a portable radio (100) that retrieves public safety records in response to a verbal query entered thereto. The communication system (150) includes a bot gateway (122) for accessing and retrieving the public safety records from a plurality of remote public safety databases in response to the verbal query entered into the portable radio. The bot gateway (122) determines a criticality level for the retrieved public safety records. The bot gateway (122) temporarily stores the retrieved public safety records and sends a criticality code to the portable radio. The portable radio generates user alerts indicating the criticality level of the retrieved public safety records based on the code. The portable radio plays out the bot-retrieved search results in response to a further user input to the portable radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Siddoway, Jari P. Jarvinen, Erin B. Bryant, Melanie King
  • Patent number: 11443774
    Abstract: A structure for facilitating hard disk maintenance comprises a housing, a hard disk bracket, a hard disk backplane, a hard disk, and a hard disk mounting assembly. The hard disk bracket is provided at a front end and a rear end of the housing. The hard disk backplane connects to a bottom of the housing and the hard disk mounting assembly. The hard disk mounting assembly connects to the hard disk bracket. The hard disk backplane is further provided with a hard disk interface, and the hard disk is also connected to the hard disk interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: RAMAXEL TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) LIMITED
    Inventors: Guangyi Zhang, Ningbo Wei
  • Patent number: 11443764
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a slider configured for heat-assisted magnetic recording. The slider includes an input coupler configured to receive light excited by a light source. The slider includes a waveguide core tapering along a light propagation direction from a first cross-sectional width to a second cross-sectional width, the waveguide configured to provide a surface plasmon-enhanced near-field radiation pattern proximate an output end in response to the received light. One or more cladding layers surround the waveguide core. At least one strip of plasmonic material is disposed between the waveguide core and at least one of the one or more cladding layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Choon How Gan, Mark Anthony Gubbins, Beverley Rutherford McConnell, Martin Peter McCurry, Michael James Hardy, Andres David Barbosa Neira, Fadi El Hallak, Anil Kumar Puri
  • Patent number: 11437058
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to data storage devices, and more specifically, to a magnetic media drive employing a magnetic recording head. The head includes a main pole at a media facing surface (MFS), a trailing shield at the MFS, and a heavy metal layer disposed between the main pole and the trailing shield at the MFS. Spin-orbit torque (SOT) is generated from the heavy metal layer and transferred to a surface of the main pole as a current passes through the heavy metal layer in a cross-track direction. The SOT executes a torque on the surface magnetization of the main pole, which reduces the magnetic flux shunting from the main pole to the trailing shield. With the reduced magnetic flux shunting from the main pole to the trailing shield, write-ability is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Suping Song, Zhanjie Li, Michael Kuok San Ho, Quang Le, Alexander M. Zeltser
  • Patent number: 11430473
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a suspension assembly includes a support plate, a wiring member on the support plate, and a magnetic head mounted on the wiring member. The magnetic head includes a head slider and connection pads provided at an outflow end of the head slider and electrically connected to the wiring lines. The wiring member includes a head installation region in which the magnetic head is mounted, and an etched region which is at least partly located in the head installation region and is opposed to an end portion of the head slider at the inflow end thereof to form a gap between the end portion and the etched region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC DEVICES & STORAGE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichiro Aoki
  • Patent number: 11423720
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method of detecting an attack based on LF fingerprinting are provided. A smart key which is an attack detection apparatus includes a communication interface, a memory storing a classifier, and a processor configured to generate a first signal by removing a carrier frequency of a signal received from a vehicle, demodulate the first signal and extract at least one of a second signal of a preamble region or a third signal of an idle region, extract a feature of at least one of the first signal, the second signal, or the third signal, and detect whether there is a relay attack by using an output value of the classifier for the extracted feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Dong Hoon Lee, Kyungho Joo, Wonsuk Choi
  • Patent number: 11409973
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect of the present disclosure, a radio frequency identification (RFID) device is provided, comprising a first power domain, a second power domain, a first processing unit, and a second processing unit, wherein the first processing unit is configured to execute one or more first operations and the second processing unit is configured to execute one or more second operations, wherein the first operations output intermediate data which are used as input for the second operations, and wherein the first processing unit is configured to operate in the first power domain and the second processing unit is configured to operate in the second power domain, said first power domain having a larger amount of available power than the second power domain. In accordance with further aspects of the present disclosure, a corresponding method of operating a radio frequency identification (RFID) device is conceived, and a corresponding computer program is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Martin Feldhofer, Franz Amtmann, Peter Thüringer
  • Patent number: 11410692
    Abstract: A hard disk drive comprises a carriage assembly that comprises a carriage-arm tip with a swaging hole centered about a swaging axis. A first head-gimbal assembly comprises a tension baseplate on a first side of the carriage-arm tip with a tension swage boss located within the swaging hole. A second head-gimbal assembly comprises a compression baseplate on a second side of the carriage-arm tip with a compression swage boss located with the swaging hole. The tension swage boss comprises an uppercut that extends radially outward, away from the swaging axis, from a first backbore diameter to a second backbore diameter and a tension-boss undercut that extends radially outward, away from the swaging axis, from a tension-boss outer diameter to a first undercut diameter. The compression swage boss comprises a compression-boss undercut that extends radially outward, away from the swaging axis, from a compression-boss outer diameter to a second undercut diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Tsuchida, Haruhide Takahashi, Yoshinobu Noguchi, Takeji Sumiya
  • Patent number: 11408203
    Abstract: An access control device generally includes an electromechanical actuator operable to transition the access control device between a locked state and an unlocked state, an energy storage device operable to store electrical power from a power supply, and control circuitry. The control circuitry is configured to direct a first electrical power from the energy storage device to the electromechanical actuator in response to one or more first criteria. In a fail secure mode, the first electrical power is configured to cause the electromechanical actuator to transition the access control device to the locked state. In a fail safe mode, the first electrical power is configured to cause the electromechanical actuator to transition the access control device to the unlocked state. Certain embodiments further include a user-adjustable switch operable to transition the control circuitry between the fail secure mode and the fail safe mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: John C. Carpenter, William B. Ainley
  • Patent number: 11398250
    Abstract: In order to improve the probability of recovering tape remaining in a tape device without disassembling the tape device, this recovery device comprises: a connection unit that attaches one lengthwise end of a designated recovery tape member to near one lengthwise end, which is a free end, of a tape member having the other end bound to a designated binding member; a recovery unit to which the other end of the recovery tape member is fixed and that winds the recovery tape member and the attached tape member; and a release unit that separates the tape member from the binding member at the other end or near the other end after attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Ishii
  • Patent number: 11390248
    Abstract: A gateway device includes: a communicator configured to communicate with a user terminal and a smart key device; and a controller configured to; transmit a search signal for communication connection through the communicator; transmit a turn-on signal to the smart key device when a response signal corresponding to the search signal is received from the user terminal; and control the communicator to transmit a control signal to the smart key device when the control signal is received from the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Kichang Yi, Hyoung Shin, Youngwook Song
  • Patent number: 11394418
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wearable device comprising a mechanical watch movement located within a watch housing, and first and second straps connected to the watch housing, such that the device is suitable for wearing on a user's wrist. The first strap has a coin cell located in a cavity, and the second strap has a first electronic communication device located in a cavity. The coin cell and the electronic communication device are connected by a flexible circuit board. Advantageously, this may provide a wearable device having the functionality to interact with a remote security system of a vehicle, such as a keyless entry system or a keyless go system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Armour Surveillance Security Equipment and Technology LTD
    Inventors: Richard Dinan, Patrick James Fawcett
  • Patent number: 11386729
    Abstract: A method of dynamically changing a mode of advertising for at least one of a multiple of access controls, including transmitting advertisements from an access control at a nominal mode; and changing the nominal mode in response to a pre-set schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Kuenzi, Michael Lang, Adam Purdue
  • Patent number: 11386924
    Abstract: A recording head has a light source that emits light at a wavelength in a wavelength range of 260 nm to 460 nm inclusive. A slider body of the light source includes a magnetic pole extending to a media-facing surface of the recording head and integrated photonics that deliver the light to a recording medium. The integrated photonics include a waveguide that couples the light from the light source to the media-facing surface of the slider and a near-field transducer coupled to receive the light from the waveguide. The near-field transducer has a surface plasmon plate and a peg extending from the surface plasmon plate. The surface plasmon plate is formed of a first material having a first plasmonic quality factor (Q-factor) above 5 in the wavelength range, the peg formed of a second material having a second Q-factor above 1.2 in the wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventor: Chubing Peng
  • Patent number: 11373681
    Abstract: A cartridge memory used for a tape cartridge, the cartridge memory including a communication unit that performs wireless communication, a control unit that transmits data to a recording/reproduction device according to a first communication standard via the communication unit, receives data from the recording/reproduction device according to the first communication standard via the communication unit, and transmits data to an information terminal according to a second communication standard via the communication unit, and a storage unit that stores data related to the tape cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinya Tochikubo, Takanobu Iwama, Kazuo Anno, Eiji Nakashio, Naohiro Adachi, Minoru Yamaga, Masayoshi Abe, Munetake Ebihara
  • Patent number: 11373675
    Abstract: A magnetic head includes a main pole configured to serve as a first electrode, an upper pole containing a trailing magnetic shield configured to a serve as a second electrode, and an electrically conductive portion located in a trailing gap between the main pole and the trailing magnetic shield. The electrically conductive portion is not part of a spin torque oscillator stack, and the electrically conductive portion includes at least one electrically conductive, non-magnetic material layer. The main pole and the trailing magnetic shield are electrically shorted by the electrically conductive portion across the trailing gap between the main pole and the trailing magnetic shield such that an electrically conductive path is present between the main pole and the trailing magnetic shield through the electrically conductive portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Zhigang Bai, Anna Zheng, Venkatesh Chembrolu, Supradeep Narayana, Yaguang Wei, Suping Song, Terence Lam, Michael Kuok San Ho, Changqing Shi, Lijie Guan, Jian-Gang Zhu
  • Patent number: 11367464
    Abstract: An apparatus with a housing which stores a plurality of data storage magazines, where each data storage magazine includes a plurality of data storage devices. The housing includes a movable carriage, the movable carriage configured to selectively couple a set of data storage devices held by a particular data storage magazine to a host device. The housing also includes a motor configured to move the movable carriage within the housing to enable the movable carriage to communicatively couple the set of data storage devices held by the particular data storage magazine to the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Herdendorf, Riyan Mendonsa, Krishnan Subramanian
  • Patent number: 11361787
    Abstract: A data storage device includes a stack of a plurality of disks, first and second arms, first and second heads, first and second linear drivers and an elevator. Each of the plurality of disks includes a read/write surface. The first arm has a first head end that is movable relative to the stack. The first head is configured to interact with a selected one of the read/write surfaces. The first linear driver is configured to move the first arm along a first straight line in a x-y plane defined by the one of the read/write surfaces. The elevator is configured to move the first arm in a z direction. The second arm has a second head end that is movable relative to the stack and supports the second head. The second linear driver is configured to move the second arm along a second straight line in the x-y plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: Riyan Alex Mendonsa, Brett R. Herdendorf, Gordon A. Harwood, Krishnan Subramanian
  • Patent number: 11361657
    Abstract: Position of a mobile device of a user relative to an appliance is determined. If the position meets a predetermined position parameter, one or more user-preferred actions are undertaken for the appliance. User-preferred actions can include activation or deactivation of one or more components of the appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Olivia Alford
  • Patent number: 11355161
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to electronic devices that include a composition that generates a gaseous oxidizing agent component within the interior gas space of the electronic device. The present disclosure also relates to electronic devices that include a container that includes a gaseous oxidizing agent component in a manner that the gaseous oxidizing component can transfer from the container to the interior gas space of the electronic device. The present disclosure also involves related methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Silvia De Vito Luebben, Rory S. Goodman, Paul S. Tyler, Paul A. Beatty, Dipeshkumar J. Purani, Kendall H. Fung