Patents Examined by Edward F. Urban
  • Patent number: 10977807
    Abstract: A method of extracting facial movement information capable of effectively canceling noise includes: obtaining an image of a subject's face with a camera; extracting raw data on facial movement from the image; detecting macro movement data from the raw data; and removing the macro movement component from the raw data to obtain refined micro movement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Min Cheol Whang, Sung Teac Hwang, Myoung Ju Won, Dong Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10970537
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus generates a left-eye viewpoint image and a right-eye viewpoint image, detects one or more pairs that are each a pair of a partial image of the left-eye viewpoint image and a partial image of the right-eye viewpoint image that are similar to each other, performs, for each of the one or more pairs, image adjustment processing for adjusting the three-dimensionality of one of or both of the partial images of the left-eye and right-eye viewpoint images, displays the left-eye viewpoint image or the left-eye viewpoint image after the image adjustment processing in a manner such that this image is capable of being observed with a left eye, and displays the right-eye viewpoint image or the right-eye viewpoint image after the image adjustment processing in a manner such that this image is capable of being observed with a right eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Tetsuya Toyoda, Kazumi Ito, Masayuki Nakatsuka, Tatsuya Kino, Ryuhi Okubo, Shigeru Kato, Tetsuya Shirota, Kazuhiko Osa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 10943331
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an image processing technique for generating an all-in-focus image with less distortion from images obtained by imaging an imaging object carried together with a liquid in a well at different focus positions. An image processing method of the invention includes obtaining a plurality of images captured by imaging an imaging object carried together with a liquid in a well with a focus position changed in a direction substantially perpendicular to a liquid surface, calculating a local movement amount between the plurality of images, determining a correlation between a distance from a center of the well and an image distortion amount based on the local movement amount, and synthesizing the plurality of images by correcting pixels in each image based on the correlation and generating an all-in-focus image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Takuya Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10750455
    Abstract: A method in a wireless device for determining a power allocation for an uplink transmission and a wireless device configured for determining a power allocation for an uplink transmission. Wherein the power allocation is based on a remaining power for scheduled transmissions derived from a maximum transmitter power of the wireless device, less any power for non-scheduled transmissions and a reserved power for any scheduled data transmission on the second frequency derived from a filtered power of a dedicated physical control channel, DPCCH, and a power offset for an enhanced-transport format combination, E-TFC, of a transmission for the second frequency configured with the second TTI, wherein the filtered power is averaged over a number of slots having a total duration equal to the second TTI length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gerardo Agni Medina Acosta, Christopher Callender, Cecilia Eklöf, Waikwok Kwong, Kazuyoshi Uesaka
  • Patent number: 10750004
    Abstract: A user device and a breath analysis device (or other types of portable devices) use a pairing and communication protocol that address user convenience and connectivity issues. For example, a breath analysis device is associated with a unique identifier and the unique identifier is associated with an account corresponding to the user. Likewise, a user device is associated with a user device identifier and the user device identifier is associated with the account corresponding to the user. The breath analysis device and the user device can use at least one of the identifiers to determine whether the user device is authorized to pair with the breath analysis device, and vice-versa. If authorized, the breath analysis device and user device can pair with one another. Once paired, the user device may wirelessly communicate with the breath analysis device for various purposes, such as to retrieve and display breath analysis test results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Invoy Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Salman Ahmad, Zachary Smith, Lubna Ahmad
  • Patent number: 10742332
    Abstract: A transmitter-receiver includes an electronic chip a mixer for mixing the frequency of a received radio frequency signal with that of an oscillating signal supplied by a first frequency synthesizer in, a switch having two inputs connected to an output of the mixer and to an auxiliary input terminal, a filter and gain stage connected to the output of the switch, and a modulator-demodulator connected to the output of the filter and gain stage. The first frequency synthesizer is connected between the output of the modulator-demodulator and radio frequency input and output terminal, and configured to supply a frequency-modulated signal to the radio frequency input and output terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Arnaud Casagrande, Thierry Scordilis, Luca De Rosa, Jean Gorisse, Jean-Luc Arend
  • Patent number: 10735050
    Abstract: A communication system performs wireless communication using electromagnetic field coupling between a transmission coupler and a reception coupler and moves at least one of the transmission coupler and the reception coupler so as to change the position in a predetermined direction of the reception coupler relative to the transmission coupler. In the communication system, the greater the distance between an overlap portion where the transmission coupler and the reception coupler overlap as viewed from a vertical direction to the predetermined direction and an input end of the transmission coupler is, the higher the degree of coupling between the transmission coupler and the reception coupler becomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koji Yukimasa
  • Patent number: 10734712
    Abstract: This application provides an antenna downtilt adjustment apparatus, including: a first transmission assembly, a flexible transmission assembly, and a second transmission assembly that are disposed on a mounting plate. The flexible transmission assembly includes a transmission element and a guiding element. The transmission element is in an integrated long strip shape and bendable. One end of the transmission element mates with the first transmission assembly, and the other end of the transmission element mates with the second transmission assembly. The guiding element is secured to the mounting plate, and the guiding element is configured to constrain an extension path of the transmission element on the mounting plate. The first transmission assembly is driven by an antenna information management module, and transmits a force to the second transmission assembly by using the transmission element. The second transmission assembly is configured to drive a phase shifter, to adjust an antenna downtilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Fangqing Duan, Jianping Li
  • Patent number: 10727878
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include a multi-band radio frequency (RF) circuit. The multi-band RF circuit includes multiple antenna ports coupled to multiple antennas and an antenna swapping circuit coupled to the multiple antenna ports. Control circuitry in the multi-band RF circuit controls the antenna swapping circuit to selectively couple various transmit and/or receive filters with any one or more of the multiple antenna ports to support uplink carrier aggregation (ULCA) and/or multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) operations with a minimum number of transmit and receive filters. Transmit filters of adjacent RF bands are physically separated, but disposed in proximity, in the multi-band RF circuit to help reduce intermodulation products between the adjacent RF bands during the ULCA operation. As a result, it is possible to improve RF performance of ULCA and MIMO operations, without increasing complexity, cost, and footprint of the multi-band RF circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadim Khlat, Marcus Granger-Jones
  • Patent number: 10721110
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an error-compensated direct digital modulation device, including: a direct digital radio frequency modulator (DDRM), configured to generate a radio frequency (RF) signal based on a modulation of a digital baseband signal; an error estimator configured to determine an error signal resulting from a deviation based on the generated RF signal and a representation of the digital baseband signal; and an error compensator configured to subtract the error signal from the RF signal to provide an error compensated RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pieter Palmers, Niels Christoffers, Patrick Vandenameele, Johannes Samsom, Koen Cornelissens, Sofia Vatti
  • Patent number: 10715262
    Abstract: A testing device for testing an antenna-incorporated semiconductor device which is integrated with an antenna is provided. The testing device includes a non-contact probe configured to receive a radio wave emitted from the antenna in a state that the non-contact probe is not in contact with the antenna. The testing device may further include a movable base body configured to be lifted and lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: YOKOWO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Nagata
  • Patent number: 10715209
    Abstract: A method includes a computing device transmitting a radio frequency (RF) signal to a passive wireless sensor. The RF signal includes a carrier frequency signal and a modulated sense request signal. The method further includes, in response to the modulated sense request signal, receiving, by the computing device, a response RF signal that includes the carrier frequency signal and a coded sense response signal from the passive wireless sensor. The coded sense response signal is representative of a sensed environmental condition by the passive wireless sensor. The method further includes generating, by the computing device, an environmental condition value based on the coded sense response signal and an environmental conversion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: RF Micron, Inc.
    Inventor: Shahriar Rokhsaz
  • Patent number: 10708762
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for virtualizing a SIM card, a terminal and a network side device are provided in the present disclosure. The method includes: receiving a request for accessing to SIM card data; and accessing SIM card data on a remote end according to the request for accessing to SIM card data. The method, the apparatus, the terminal and the network side device in the present disclosure are simple in implementation and have a low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Xupeng Wang, Huawei Zhang, Canguo Wang, Ping Jiang
  • Patent number: 10707912
    Abstract: Provided are a mobile electronic apparatus, an accessory device for the mobile electronic apparatus, and an electronic apparatus including the accessory device. The mobile electronic apparatus includes: a display unit including a display screen; a cover detector detecting identification (ID) information of a cover when the display screen is covered by the cover; and a processor displaying a user interface (UI) screen corresponding to the cover on the display screen by driving a program corresponding to the ID information of the cover when receiving the ID information of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Yong Kim, Eun-young Cho, Mi-jeong Song, Sang-hun Lee, Sung-hwan Park, Chang-jun Lee
  • Patent number: 10701579
    Abstract: A communication method including a base station and user terminal that is configured to communicate by using an unlicensed frequency includes receiving, from the base station, a message including first and second information. The first information is information regarding a configuration for the user terminal to report a measurement result in the unlicensed band, and the second information is information regarding a configuration of carrier aggregation. The method includes the user terminal measuring power in the unlicensed frequency and reporting, to the base station, percentage where the measured power exceeds a threshold value in a measurement period, according to the first information, and communicating with the base station by using the unlicensed frequency as a secondary carrier in the carrier aggregation, according to the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Chiharu Yamazaki, Yushi Nagasaka, Katsuhiro Mitsui
  • Patent number: 10701551
    Abstract: A method for virtual subscriber identity module (SIM) sharing. The method can include a service provider receiving a request including service details from a first UE. The service provider can verify the request and then generate a first SIM over-the-air (OTA) message. The first virtual SIM-OTA message can be sent to the first UE and causes the first UE to dynamically provision a virtual SIM. The service provider can also generate and transmit a first unique identifier to the first UE. The method can further include the service provider receiving a second unique identifier from a second UE. After determining the first unique identifier matches the second unique identifier, the service provider can generate and transmit a second SIM-OTA message to the second UE. The service provider can then provide the service to the first UE and second UE according to the service details.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 10694358
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for communications. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include sending, by a low power node, an indicator to a target low power router, wherein the indicator at least represents a request to operate with a prior context used at a source low power router; and receiving, by the low power node, a message in response to the indicator, wherein the message at least indicates whether the low power node can operate at the target low power router with a same context that corresponds to the prior context used previously at the source low power router. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Teemu Ilmari Savolainen, Juha Johannes Salokannel
  • Patent number: 10693572
    Abstract: A measuring system for performing over the air power measurements is provided. The measuring system comprises, within a single housing, a detector module, comprising a detector input, a transmitter module, comprising a transmitter output, and an antenna. The detector input and the transmitter output are at least temporarily connected. At least the transmitter output or the detector input are at least temporarily connected to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Markus Gallhauser, Werner Perndl, Nino Voss
  • Patent number: 10680677
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a system that makes use of a system power supply enable switch controlled by a near field communications (NFC) frontend with energy harvesting. In one embodiment, RF power in the 13.56 MHz band generated by a NFC counterpart (such as a mobile phone) is detected by the energy harvesting unit being part of the battery-unpowered NFC communication device. After activation, the system can perform actions required to communicate to the presented device (i.e., the NFC counterpart). Later, the system can switch itself into the unpowered state again. In another embodiment, this feature can also be used to control an NFC protection circuitry very quickly after the NFC device is exposed to an external HF (high frequency) field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Markus Wobak, Leonhard Kormann, Juergen Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10681560
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus for allocating frequency spectrum resources in a Citizens Broadband Radio Service network. An exemplary method embodiment includes the steps of: receiving, by a Spectrum Access System (SAS), a channel message from a Citizens Broadband Radio Service Device (CBSD); selecting, by the SAS, in response to the received channel allocation message, a first frequency spectrum channel from a plurality of available frequency spectrum channels based on a type of traffic the CBSD is carrying; assigning, by the SAS, the selected first frequency spectrum channel to the CBSD for use in wireless communications with user equipment devices; communicating, by the SAS, information identifying the assigned first frequency spectrum channel to the CBSD. When the determined type of traffic being carried by the CBSD is said uplink dominated traffic basing said first frequency spectrum channel selection on adjacent channel interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Volkan Sevindik, Haider Syed