Patents Examined by Edward F. Urban
  • Patent number: 10667204
    Abstract: A plurality of communication stations transmit a plurality of modulated signals so that data is efficiently transmitted from a network through negotiation by a communication terminal capable of transmitting and receiving modulated signals of a plurality of wireless communication schemes with a proxy server present on a network. The communication terminal receives a plurality of modulated signals to obtain data. Thus, the efficiency of frequency utilization is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventor: Yutaka Murakami
  • Patent number: 10659200
    Abstract: The described embodiments augment an activity performed in a first application at a source electronic device using a controller at a companion electronic device. The source electronic device receives controller information describing a controller that the activity performed in the first application accepts controller data from, determines a controller identifier for the controller information, and broadcasts a controller advertisement comprising the controller identifier. Upon receiving the controller advertisement, the companion electronic device determines whether a second application that can provide the controller data is available at the companion electronic device. If the second application is available, the companion electronic device establishes a cooperative-activity communication channel with the source electronic device. The companion electronic device uses the cooperative-activity communication channel to provide controller data to the source electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marc J. Krochmal, Christopher S. Linn, John J. Iarocci, Geoffrey G. Stahl, Jaques P. Gasselin de Richebourg, Alexander R. Ledwith
  • Patent number: 10660149
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause a communication terminal to receive identification information from one or more communication devices via a communication interface, each identification information being periodically updated by a corresponding communication device, store first identification information into a memory, the first identification information being received from a specified communication device, perform communication with the specified communication device via the communication interface by using the stored first identification information, after disconnection of the communication, determine whether to use the first identification information or second identification information to reestablish the communication, the second identification information being transmitted by the specified communication device after the disconnection of the communication, when determining to use the first identification information,
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Yoshimori, Takafumi Kai
  • Patent number: 10659593
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, one or more input/output (I/O) interfaces included in or on the housing, a processor, and a memory, wherein the memory stores a plurality of templates associated with a plurality of tasks, wherein each of the templates includes a plurality of parameters for at least partially completing a respective one of the tasks, and wherein the memory further stores instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to: receive a user input to set up an alarm associated with a task to be performed at a selected time, wherein the input includes a first time parameter associated with the selected time; select one of the plurality of templates; determine a second time parameter of the plurality of parameters of the selected template; determine a time for the alarm; and provide the alarm at the determined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Se Youp Chu, Seung Kwon Park, Kang Won Lee, Jong Wu Baek, Eun Yeung Lee
  • Patent number: 10659577
    Abstract: A hinge module including a first body; a second body arranged with respect to the first body; a hinge configured to hinge in response to an angle variation between the first body and the second body; and a display disposed on the first body and the second body. Further, the hinge includes a first hinge housing including an accommodating portion; a second hinge housing having a first end inserted in the accommodating portion; an arc-shaped hinge hole in the second hinge housing; a hinge pin projecting from an inner surface of the accommodating portion of the first hinge housing and penetrating the arc-shaped hinge hole in the second hinge housing; a guide pin coupled to the first hinge housing and inserted into a second end of the second hinge housing; and an elastic member provided in the second end of the second hinge housing and including a curved surface contacting the guide pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Hosung Nam, Bohyoung Lee, Seyong Kim, Sungpil Kim
  • Patent number: 10652709
    Abstract: A method for automatic Bluetooth connection in a head unit of vehicle includes discovering an advertisement from a mobile device, based on a period of advertisement discovery, when at least one advertisement corresponding to the mobile device is discovered, changing the period of advertisement discovery, discovering the advertisement based on a changed period of advertisement discovery, and arranging a Bluetooth connection between a head unit and a mobile device corresponding to the discovered advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Young Tak Jeon
  • Patent number: 10651881
    Abstract: One example described herein includes a launchable communications device. The device includes an electronic payload comprising a communication system configured to receive a first communications signal and to transmit a second communications signal along a communications path between a first communication station and a second communication station. The device also includes deployment equipment configured to deploy the launchable communications device and to sustain a deployment state of the launchable communications device with respect to a predetermined operational environment. The device further includes a rigid housing configured to substantially enclose the electronic payload and the conveyance equipment prior to and during at least a portion of deployment of the launchable communications device to the predetermined operational environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Peter Bennett Houser, Mary Anne Lorraine Domm, Charles Jackson Nesbitt, IV
  • Patent number: 10652814
    Abstract: A wireless access point search device improved in a manner of storing search results. A wireless LAN interface searches for a wireless access point. A result receiving section stores an access point information item on the wireless access point found by the wireless LAN interface. When the sum of the number of access point information items stored in the result receiving section and the number of new wireless access point items on respective new wireless access points found by the wireless LAN interface is larger than a predetermined value, a panel controller determines, whether or not to store a new access point information item on each new wireless access point in the result receiving section, based on radio field intensity of the new wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Kyohei Takeda
  • Patent number: 10651895
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples for provisioning a client device through near-field communication (NFC). An administrator device can provide configuration parameters to a client device in a factory-reset condition through an NFC bump. A second NFC bump can be performed that provides enrollment parameters to the client device, after which the client device can complete enrollment with an enterprise mobility management (EMM) service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Airwatch LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Turner, Scott Kelley
  • Patent number: 10651954
    Abstract: To provide a calibration system and a calibration method capable of measuring the amplitude and the phase of the radio signal on the electromagnetic radiation surface of the measured antenna, even in the case where the interval between antenna elements is narrow. The calibration system 1 includes: an antenna control unit 16 that selects and excites a combination of antenna elements from among a plurality of antenna elements provided in the measured antenna 100 and thereafter selects and excites another combination of antenna elements; and a probe antenna 12 that receives an electromagnetic wave of the radio signal transmitted from the combination of the antenna elements at a plurality of measurement positions set within a predetermined measurement plane P of the near field area of the measured antenna 100, each time a combination of the antenna elements selected by the antenna control unit 16 are switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Takashi Kawamura, Masaaki Fuse
  • Patent number: 10637527
    Abstract: A sequentially switched bulk acoustic wave (BAW) delay line circulator is disclosed herein. A circulator circuit is implemented with semiconductor components in order to provide a compact, low cost solution for simultaneous signal transmission and reception over a single antenna. For example, the circulator circuit can include a transmit (TX) port, a receive (RX) port, and an antenna port. Antenna switching circuitry selectively couples the antenna port to two or more BAW delay lines, and TX/RX switching circuitry selectively couples the BAW delay lines to the TX port or the RX port. The BAW delay lines function as memory to store TX and RX signals long enough for the antenna switching circuitry, a TX switch, and a RX switch to be switched in sequence and route the TX signals from the TX port to the antenna port and route the RX signals from the antenna port to the RX port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Forrest Campbell
  • Patent number: 10637536
    Abstract: A contactless communication device is capable of communicating in a contactless way with a reader by using active load modulation. Each frame is preceded by a reception period. An antenna is configured to receive a reader signal during each reception period, and to receive a reader carrier signal and transmit a modulated device carrier signal to the reader during each frame. A processor is configured to carry out, in each reception period, a first synchronization between a signal originating from the reader signal received at the antenna and a device carrier clock signal device generated in the device. The processor is also configured to carry out, within each frame, a modulated device carrier signal suppression process in order to obtain a processed signal, and a second synchronization between the processed signal and the device carrier clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
    Inventors: Philippe Graffouliere, Bruno Paille
  • Patent number: 10630321
    Abstract: A power amplifier (PA) system is provided for multi-mode multi-band operations. The PA system includes one or more amplifying modules, each amplifying module including one or more banks, each bank comprising one or more transistors; and a plurality of matching modules, each matching module being configured to be adjusted to provide impedances corresponding to frequency bands and conditions. A controller dynamically controls an input terminal of each bank and adjusts the matching modules to provide a signal path to meet specifications on properties associated with signals during each time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ethertronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Desclos, Alexandre Dupuy
  • Patent number: 10631231
    Abstract: Example systems, methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for wirelessly modifying detection characteristics of portable devices are disclosed herein. Example portable devices disclosed here include a microphone and radio frequency circuitry to scan for a radio frequency beacon at a first scanning rate. Disclosed example apparatus also include a processor to trigger activation of audio monitoring, in the portable device, of an audio signal obtained via the microphone. In some disclosed examples, the audio monitoring is to be triggered in response to a first connection being made via the radio frequency circuitry with a first transmitter of the radio frequency beacon. In some disclosed examples, the audio monitoring is to collect research data from the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Anand Jain, John Stavropoulos, Alan Neuhauser, Wendell Lynch, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Jack Crystal, David Gish
  • Patent number: 10630500
    Abstract: An automated environment can include multiple controller devices capable of communicating with multiple accessory devices. The controller devices can automatically elect one of their number as a coordinator device for the environment and can automatically perform a new election if an incumbent coordinator becomes unavailable or resigns. The election processes can be transparent to any users. An elected coordinator can perform various operations to facilitate management of the automated environment, including routing of communications between controllers and accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anush G. Nadathur, Srinivas Rama, Matthew C. Lucas, Nathan E. Carroll, Kevin P. McLaughlin, Thomas A. Dilligan, Arun G. Mathias
  • Patent number: 10631258
    Abstract: A wireless device receives, in a first subframe, a first DCI comprising: a first field indicating an assignment of resource blocks for transmissions via an uplink subframe; and a first trigger indicating that the first DCI is triggered in response to a second DCI. A power headroom value of a reference subframe for transmission via the resource blocks of the uplink subframe are determined. The reference subframe is later than the first subframe and earlier than the uplink subframe. A power headroom value of the reference subframe is transmitted via the uplink subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventors: Esmael Dinan, Alireza Babaei
  • Patent number: 10627476
    Abstract: An information processing system is disclosed. A device conducts a predetermined process by sensing a neighboring radio signal state. An information processing apparatus is connected to the device. In the information processing apparatus, multiple sets of neighboring definition information in which a neighboring signal state is defined, is stored in a storage part. Neighboring definition information depending on a location indicated by location information is specified from among the multiple sets of neighboring definition information based on the location information received from the device. The specified neighboring definition information is sent to the device. In the device, the predetermined process using the neighboring information received from the information processing apparatus is conducted. Sensing information indicating a process result acquired by the predetermined process is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Yosuke Nakamura, Kazuaki Nimura
  • Patent number: 10630823
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a portable terminal which can achieve reduction in thickness of the portable terminal even in a case where the portable terminal includes a display tray that displays identification information. A mobile phone (1A) includes a display sheet (20) displaying a bar code (21), the display sheet (20) being incorporated in a sub-antenna (5). The bar code (21) is viewable to a user when the display sheet (20) is pulled out from the sub-antenna (5). The display sheet (20) is made of a flexible band-shaped sheet member. Further, the mobile phone (1A) includes a sheet guide member (10) for guiding the display sheet (20) along a direction in which the display tray is pulled out, the sheet guide member (10) guiding the display sheet (20) so as to allow the display sheet (20) to be pulled out from the sub-antenna (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Takuro Sakamaki, Yuta Ito
  • Patent number: 10623040
    Abstract: Devices and systems are provided for vaping. Exemplary devices include a case for an electronic device that comprises a form factor having a length, a width and a thickness that are greater than those of the electronic device. The backside of the case has a first cavity with a first bottom formed within, wherein the cavity is formed to flushly accept and hold the electronic device. The case also includes a rechargeable battery contained in a battery storage cavity within the form factor and an electronically operated vapor producing device moveably connected along the exterior edge and at least partially replacing the exterior edge. The cellular phone and the electronically operated vapor producing device are electrically connectable to the rechargeable battery via one or more electric conductors passing through the form factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: David Thayne Martin, Phillip Hickman
  • Patent number: 10623112
    Abstract: The invention provides a body area network. A first coil is configured to be worn on a body portion of a human, and the first coil is configured and positioned to use a body leveraged magnetic field. A transmitter drives the first coil to generate a magnetic body field through the first magnetic coil at a frequency selected such that the body leveraged magnetic field simultaneously includes near-field and far-field components and the far-field components are enhanced by a high dielectric constant of bodily tissue. A second coil couples to the signal transmitted via the first coil, and the second coil is configured and positioned to receive both of the near- and far-field components. A receiver receives the signal from the second coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Jiwoong Park, Patrick Mercier