Patents Examined by Curtis B. Odom
  • Patent number: 11451269
    Abstract: Wireless communication in a wireless system using a multiple user transmission opportunity is provided. Data blocks at a wireless station are transmitted to multiple wireless receivers over a shared wireless communication medium. The data blocks are organized in order of transmission priority based on access categories. Contention for access to the communication medium during a transmission opportunity period is based on a backoff timer of each access category and the transmission priority. Upon successful contention for a transmission opportunity period, during the transmission opportunity period, a data block of a primary access category is wirelessly transmitted from the wireless station to one or more primary destination wireless receivers. Simultaneously, a data block of a secondary access category is wirelessly transmitted from the wireless station to one or more secondary destination wireless receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunhui Zhu, Youngsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11449783
    Abstract: Techniques regarding encoding a quantum circuit to a trivalent lattice scheme to identify flag qubit outcomes are provided. For example, one or more embodiments described herein can comprise a system, which can comprise a memory that can store computer executable components. The system can also comprise a processor, operably coupled to the memory, and that can execute the computer executable components stored in the memory. The computer executable components can comprise a graph component that can encode a quantum circuit to a trivalent lattice that maps an ancilla qubit to a plurality of data qubits via a plurality of flag qubits based on a connectivity scheme of the quantum circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Chamberland, Theodore James Yoder, Andrew W. Cross, Guanyu Zhu
  • Patent number: 11429903
    Abstract: System and method for training a federated learning model asynchronously. The system includes a coordinator, an active computing device and a passive computing device in communication with each other. The active computing device has a processor and a storage device storing computer executable code. The computer executable code is configured to: train the federated learning model in the active computing device using dimensions of an instance in the active computing device; and instruct the at least one passive computing device to train the federated learning model in the at least one passive computing device using dimensions of the instance in the at least one passive computing device. The training instances in the active and the at least one passive computing devices do not correspond to each other at the same training time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignees: JINGDONG DIGITS TECHNOLOGY HOLDING CO., LTD., JD FINANCE AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bin Gu, Harry Huang
  • Patent number: 11430320
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, device and product are provided. The method is under control of one or more processors with specific executable program instructions to obtain presence data indicative of one or more people in an environment and analyze the presence data to determine activity of the one or more people in the environment. The method determines a first notification preference and a second notification preference based on the activity of the one or more people in the environment and generates a command to apply the first notification preference or the second notification preference at a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, John Carl Mese, Mark Patrick Delaney, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Patent number: 11425575
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for use of spectrum emission masks to allow for two or more devices to coexist on a common communication bandwidth. The spectrum emission masks may include one, two, or three interior attenuation regions that, when implemented by a transmitting device, significantly reduce the transmission power in the interior attenuation regions. The interior attenuation regions may transmit to interior channels that separate one, two, or three outer channels of a plurality of channels spanning the common communication bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Dorin Gheorghe Viorel, Ruoyu Sun, Lili Hervieu
  • Patent number: 11418912
    Abstract: Independent ranging sessions that are initiated by multiple initiating user equipments (UEs) are monitored and combined into a single combined ranging session to reduce overhead. A UE monitors a first set of ranging sessions initiated by a first initiator UE, which include pre-ranging messages identifying UEs in the first set of ranging sessions, and monitors a second set of ranging sessions initiated by a second initiator UE, which include pre-ranging messages identifying UEs in the second set of ranging sessions. The UE initiates a third set of ranging sessions by broadcasting pre-ranging messages identifying UEs in the third set of ranging sessions that comprises the UEs in the first set of ranging sessions and the UEs in the second set of ranging sessions. The original initiator UEs, upon receiving the pre-ranging messages initiating the third set of ranging sessions, terminate the initiation of their ranging sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chang-Sik Choi, Kapil Gulati, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11411620
    Abstract: This application provides methods and apparatuses for precoding vector indication and determination. One method includes: generating, by a first communications device, first indication information that indicates one or more port selection vectors, one or more frequency domain vectors, and one or more linear combination coefficients, wherein each of the one or more linear combination coefficients corresponds to a port selection vector and a frequency domain vector, each of the one or more port selection vectors indicates a port of a precoded reference signal, and each of the one or more frequency domain vectors indicates a variation pattern of a channel in a frequency domain; and sending the first indication information to a second communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huangping Jin, Xiaohan Wang, Haifan Yin, Peng Shang, Xiaoyan Bi
  • Patent number: 11393334
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for detecting changes in road traffic conditions based on vehicle probe data. Methods may include: receiving a plurality of probe data points; map-matching probe data points of the plurality of probe apparatuses to road segments of a candidate road of a road networks; for a plurality of time epochs, cluster probe speeds map-matched to road segments of the candidate road according to a clustering algorithm; establishing centroid speeds corresponding to clusters of probe speeds; spatially grouping said road segments according to probe-to-cluster mapping; and providing a road traffic condition change message in response to a difference between centroid speeds along the candidate road exceeding a predefined threshold, where the road traffic condition change message includes at least information about said road segment groups that correspond to said clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Arnold Sheynman, Daniela Radakovic, Kyle Jackson
  • Patent number: 11388585
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (UE) may provide information pertaining to one or more operating capabilities of the UE to LTE and 5G-NR networks. The UE may transmit information to an LTE base station directly, and to a 5G-NR base station directly, or indirectly via the LTE base station. The information may include preferred values corresponding to any number of different operating parameters associated with wireless communications or wireless communication capabilities of the UE in both LTE and 5G-NR networks, to inform and/or request the LTE and 5G-NR networks to make provisions based on the transmitted information for the wireless communications of the UE on those networks. The UE may thereby provide assistance information to LTE and 5G-NR networks in a multi-radio-access-technology dual-connectivity setting to request the respective networks to adjust certain operating capabilities of the UE in order to alleviate one or more operating issues that may be affecting the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yuchul Kim, Christian W. Mucke, Haijing Hu, Dawei Zhang, Matthias Sauer, Johnson O. Sebeni
  • Patent number: 11375380
    Abstract: A method includes executing instructions associated with a public engagement computing platform on a server, publishing an agenda of a live event on the public engagement computing platform, and determining a set of trusted locations corresponding to a set of users of a number of client devices accessing the agenda. The method also includes analyzing communication pertinent to the agenda from at least a subset of the set of users, scoring at least the subset of the set of users based on the analyzed communication in accordance with the determined set of trusted locations and a relevance of the analyzed communication with respect to the agenda, and, in accordance with the scoring, determining a placement of the analyzed communication in an order of publicly viewable analyzed communication that is part of all analyzed communication pertinent to the agenda.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: NEARCAST INC.
    Inventors: Mircea Voskerician, Raj Abhyanker
  • Patent number: 11369290
    Abstract: An assist device control system is provided. The control system includes an improvement effect data storing unit that stores improvement effect data, which represents a correlation between an improvement effect and an assist force, for each target item for every reference unit period for a plurality of types of target items, a data recognizing unit that recognizes the improvement effect data for each of a plurality of target items, and a schedule determining unit that compares the recognized improvement effect data, determines a target item to be prioritized for every reference unit period, and determines the assist force to be generated for every reference unit period on the basis of the improvement effect data of the target item to be prioritized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Ikeuchi
  • Patent number: 11372879
    Abstract: An EPF digital record transmission system may be configured to transmit an EPF digital record from an EPF device to a user device. The user device may then transmit the EPF digital record to a host server for storage and processing. The EPF device may also be configured to transmit health data and the user device may be configured to analyze one or both of the health data and the EPF digital record and present a health recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Sloan Valve Company
    Inventors: Parthiv Amin, Panagiotis Zosimadis
  • Patent number: 11362691
    Abstract: Disclosed are a broadcast signal receiver and an operation method thereof. When there are multiple broadcast signals representing the same broadcast content, the broadcast signal receiver calculates signal quality values of the respective broadcast signals, select one of the plurality of broadcast signals for a specific channel, on the basis of the signal quality values, and sets information of the selected broad cast signal as the specific channel in the channel map. Therefore, the broadcast signal receiver can prevent the number of channels from being increased due to a plurality of same channels and can provide a higher quality image to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byeongkook Kang, Sung-Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 11362875
    Abstract: Transmission quality is improved in an environment in which direct waves dominate in a transmission method for transmitting a plurality of modulated signals from a plurality of antennas at the same time. All data symbols used in data transmission of a modulated signal are precoded by hopping between precoding matrices so that the precoding matrix used to precode each data symbol and the precoding matrices used to precode data symbols that are adjacent to the data symbol in the frequency domain and the time domain all differ. A modulated signal with such data symbols arranged therein is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 11363409
    Abstract: Aspects discussed herein relate to providing alerts to a community of devices located in or near a geographic are such as a building or property. The alerts override any alert-inhibiting state of the mobile device to deliver audio, visual, and/or haptic alerts in emergency situations. The communication and emergency alert system may be used to communicate with many different communities of people. Moreover, certain individuals may be members of more than one community at the same time, and the communities themselves may change over time based both on the user's preferences and on their physical locations. User interaction with their mobile devices and/or provided alerts can be monitored and tracked to determine engagement with the emergency alert system. Additional alerts can be provided on other devices associated with the user until the user is confirmed to have received the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: IN-TELLIGENT PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventor: Allan C. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 11346957
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to satellite communication systems, and, more particularly, to trilateration-based satellite location accuracy for improved satellite-based geolocation are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Higher Ground LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Reis, Shmuel Shaffer, Darren Robert Reis, James M. Behmke, David Alexander Reuss
  • Patent number: 11342947
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are systems, methods, devices, and machine-readable mediums for improved communications between a software-defined radio front-end device and a network-based computing device. Rather than packetize samples together, same bit positions from multiple ADC samples may be packetized together. If a Quality of Service (QoS) metric of the network connection between the RF front-end device and the network-based processing computing drops below a threshold, the RF front-end device may prioritize sending packets with the more significant bits over packets with less significant bits. In other examples, the RF front-end device may prioritize samples corresponding to certain data types over other data types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Aref Hassan, Mahendra D. Sekaran, Russell Andrew Penar
  • Patent number: 11342081
    Abstract: A embodiment may involve receiving a contact tracing request for a first user identifier that corresponds to a first portable device identifier of a first portable device. The second example embodiment may also involve requesting and receiving, from a first computing device associated with the first user identifier, device adjacency data, wherein the device adjacency data contains a plurality of contact entries, wherein one of the contact entries identifies a second portable device identifier of a second portable device that was wirelessly detected by the first portable device and a timestamp of when the wireless detection of the second portable device occurred. The second example embodiment may involve determining, from the mappings, a second user identifier that corresponds to the second portable device identifier. The second example embodiment may further involve transmitting, to a second computing device associated with the second user identifier, a contact tracing notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Yamit Mody, Sheehan Alam, Adam Golab, Yevgeniy Goldin, Senthil Rajavallipuram Meenakshisundaram, Anita Ranganath, Adam Danial Yanalunas, Probir Das
  • Patent number: 11336499
    Abstract: Assigning an appropriate modulation profile for an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) channel. The current modulation profile assigned to a specific OFDM modem for communicating over a specific OFDM channel is examined to determine whether to consider reassigning the specific OFDM modem to a different modulation profile. Only upon determining consideration should be given, an assessment is made as to which modulation profile, of a set of candidate modulation profiles available to that OFDM modem for communicating over the specific OFDM channel, should be assigned to the specific OFDM modem using linear domain averaging over the OFDM subcarriers of the ratios between a Mean Error Rate (MER) threshold per subcarrier for the specific OFDM modem and the MER reported by the specific OFDM modem per subcarrier. A new modulation profile is assigned to the specific modem based on the assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Harmonic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ariel Zaltsman, Liav Kastanovich
  • Patent number: 11330397
    Abstract: A position tracking system for Tags to collect relative proximity to other Tags using received signal strength, with methods to reduce power consumption with controlled degradation in overall system performance such as location accuracy and frequency of location updates. Configurable parameters for control of tag functions facilitate performance tradeoffs against application requirements. System architecture using mobile phone and gateway for uploading data enables efficient upload of tag data without user intervention. Applications of the disclosure include self-quarantine, contact tracing, mother-infant pairing, location history tracking, and personnel-asset usage monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TraceSafe Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis Antony, Suresh Singamsetty, Dennis Ching Chung Kwan, Sujith Balakrishnan, Manu Velayudhan