Patents Examined by Edward Urban
  • Patent number: 10498382
    Abstract: A wireless data transceiver comprises a voltage controlled oscillator configured to generate a first time-varying signal. The transceiver further comprises an antenna configured to receive a signal wirelessly over a network. The transceiver further comprises an amplifier configured to amplify the signal. The transceiver further comprises a frequency mixer coupled to the voltage controlled oscillator and the amplifier. The frequency mixer is configured to generate a second time-varying signal based on the first time-varying signal and the amplified signal. The transceiver further comprises a power detector configured to measure a characteristic of the second time-varying signal. The transceiver further comprises an automatic gain control circuit coupled to the power detector and the amplifier. The automatic gain control circuit is configured to adjust operation of the amplifier based on the measured characteristic, a minimum power setting, and a maximum power setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Maja Systems
    Inventor: Joy Laskar
  • Patent number: 10460591
    Abstract: A personal portable communication device and system is provided which includes a handheld beacon that has a controller, a short range signal transmitter, and a power source, and at least one switch, an indicator light and a short range signal receiver that transmits and receives signals to a secondary relay communication device such as a smartphone wherein the secondary device sends second communication signals including messages according to predetermined instructions to predetermined destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Silent Beacon, LLC
    Inventor: Kenny Kelley
  • Patent number: 10200091
    Abstract: A device for inductively coupled communications includes an NFC module for generating an electromagnetic carrier signal and modulating the carrier signal according to data to be transmitted, and an antenna circuit coupled to and driven by said NFC module with the modulated carrier signal. The device includes an RF front end coupled between said NFC module and said antenna circuit. The RF front end includes a balanced to unbalanced (Balun) transformer and a tuning capacitor. The Balun transformer has a first winding coupled to said NFC module via differential transmitter terminals of said NFC module and a second winding coupled to said tuning capacitor. A first terminal of said tuning capacitor is coupled to a receiving terminal of said NFC module. The Balun transformer and tuning capacitor provide a function of an electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Jingfeng Ding, Gernot Hueber, Ian Thomas Macnamara
  • Patent number: 10200073
    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 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Bennett Houser, Mary Anne Lorraine Domm, Charles Jackson Nesbitt, IV
  • Patent number: 10200134
    Abstract: Communications systems, methods and devices having improved noise immunity are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for improving noise immunity in a communication may include (1) at least one computer processor determining a region of interest in a received signal; (2) the at least one computer processor determining a surrogate candidate within the region of interest of the signal; and (3) the at least one computer processor encoding the surrogate candidate as a surrogate in a region of the signal other than the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AUDIMAX, LLC
    Inventor: Harry Levitt
  • Patent number: 10198366
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure facilitate the transfer and reconditioning of mobile computing devices. Various embodiments can receive and store mobile computing devices, perform a variety of tests and analyses on such devices, and transfer content electronic content (such as data and software applications) and/or access to such content from a user's old mobile device to the user's new mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUTURE DIAL, INC.
    Inventors: George Huang, Jisheng Li, Dwight Sing Huang
  • Patent number: 10177933
    Abstract: Controllers can be used to control the operation of various accessories. Controllers with access to a particular accessory (or group of accessories) can be organized into a controller network to facilitate control. The controller network can include various proxy devices including bridge and tunnel proxies that can relay messages to and from accessories, perform protocol translations, and/or provide communication security. Some proxy devices can include decision logic to enable coordinated control over one or more accessories by the controllers in the controller network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Burks, Anush G. Nadathur, Srinivas Rama, Kevin P. McLaughlin, Joe Abuan, Dennis Mathews, Matthew C. Lucas
  • Patent number: 10178494
    Abstract: A device for supporting wireless communication is provided. The device includes a first Bluetooth transceiver for communicating with a Bluetooth device, a second Bluetooth transceiver for communicating with a client device, one or more processors, and a memory for storing instructions executable by the one or more processors. The one or more processors may be configured to establish, via the first Bluetooth transceiver, a first communication connection with the Bluetooth device, and transmit, via the second Bluetooth transceiver, a Bluetooth broadcast signal indicating an availability of the Bluetooth device, and establish, via the second Bluetooth transceiver, a second communication connection with the client device. The one or more processors may be further configured to receive, data directing to the Bluetooth device, from the client device via the second communication connection, and forward, the data directing to the Bluetooth device, to the Bluetooth device via the first communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Fuyong Zhao, Kunpeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10178606
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a message transmission method, a message reception method and corresponding apparatuses and storage mediums. The message transmission method may be performed by a first Bluetooth device and may involve generating, by a processor of the first Bluetooth device, a beacon frame message based on an intended interaction purpose with a second Bluetooth device, wherein the beacon frame message contains one or more fields indicating the interaction purpose, and broadcasting the beacon frame message using a Bluetooth communication interface of the first Bluetooth device. By including one or more fields indicating the intended interaction purpose within the beacon message frame, the first Bluetooth device and a second receiving Bluetooth device may be able to interact with one another without having to first establish a connection there between, thereby overcoming limitations of traditional Bluetooth communication schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Ding, Enxing Hou, Kanjie Zhu
  • Patent number: 10178216
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method, a device and a mobile browser client for realizing centralized management of intelligent hardware devices by an APP, wherein the method comprising: identifying identification information of an intelligent hardware device via an identification interface provided by an APP on a mobile terminal; based on the information identifying, establishing a bluetooth connection between the mobile terminal and the intelligent hardware device; acquiring, by the APP, hardware controlling information of the intelligent hardware device through the bluetooth connection; and providing, in the APP, a display interaction interface which is based on the hardware controlling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Limited
    Inventors: Baojiang Du, Wei Chen, Qianqiani Zhang, Kai Wu, Xiangzhen Zheng
  • Patent number: 10158576
    Abstract: A radio frequency module may include a transceiver positioned on a circuit board, a crystal positioned on the circuit board, an antenna positioned on the circuit board, and a shield positioned over the transceiver and crystal. The shield may include an upper surface and a plurality of legs coupling the upper surface to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: RF Digital Corporation
    Inventor: Armen E. Kazanchian
  • Patent number: 10154466
    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 of an LAA cell; and a first trigger indicating that the first DCI is triggered in response to a second DCI indicating a second trigger. Timing of the uplink subframe is determined based at least on the second DCI. Power headroom values of a reference subframe for transmission via the resource blocks of the uplink subframe of the LAA cell are determined. The reference subframe is different from the uplink subframe. The reference subframe is a subframe after a predetermined number of subframes from the first subframe. A second DCI is received. A transport block comprising a power headroom report comprising the power headroom values of the reference subframe is transmitted, via the uplink subframe of the LAA cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Ofinno Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Alireza Babaei
  • Patent number: 10148294
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure include a multi-band radio frequency (RF) front-end circuit. When a first antenna transmits an RF transmit signal in an RF transmit band, a second antenna may receive the RF transmit signal as an interference signal. The multi-band RF front-end circuit includes multiple receive filters for receiving an RF receive signal in multiple RF receive bands. A selected receive filter among the multiple receive filters is opportunistically reconfigured to help suppress the interference signal. Specifically, a bandpass bandwidth of the selected receive filter is expanded to include at least a portion of the RF spectrum of the interference signal. By doing so, it is possible to shunt the interference signal to a ground through the selected receive filter. As a result, it is possible to reduce an adverse impact of the interference signal to improve RF performance of the multi-band RF front-end circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadim Khlat, Marcus Granger-Jones
  • Patent number: 10141997
    Abstract: One or more beamsteering matrices are applied to one or more signals to be transmitted via multiple antennas. After the one or more beamsteering matrices are applied to the one or more signals, the plurality of signals is provided to a plurality of power amplifiers coupled to the multiple antennas. Signal energies are determined for the plurality of signals provided to the plurality of power amplifiers, and relative signal energies are determined based on the determined signal energies. Output power levels of the plurality of power amplifiers are adjusted based on the determined relative signal energies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Rohit U. Nabar, Hongyuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10135553
    Abstract: A measuring system for measuring a high frequency signal is provided. The measuring system comprises an antenna module, adapted for receiving the high frequency signal. Moreover, the system comprises a detector module adapted for deriving a measuring signal from the high frequency signal. Finally, the system comprises a sensor module adapted for measuring the measuring signal. The sensor module is arranged in a housing, while the detector module is not arranged in the housing. The detector module is connected to the sensor module by a first cable, which is adapted to transmit the measuring signal from the detector module to the sensor module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Werner Perndl, Markus Gallhauser, Gerd Hechtfischer, Nino Voss, Adam Tankielun
  • Patent number: 10123212
    Abstract: A dynamic spectrum access (DSA) radio communication device includes a plurality of signal classifier modules operating thereon, with each different classifier module able to classify a different radio signal type. A classifier scheduler module is provided to manage classifier use by selecting which classifiers to operate or not to operate and to manage the order that the classifiers are operated in. The communication device is configured to invoke policies that include control elements associated with adjusting the classifier scheduler module. The control elements associated with adjusting the classifier scheduler module tend to reduce the number of classifier cycles required to classify a radio signal. The device includes or can be provided with a plurality of different policies suitable for different radio environments and operating modes. Specifically, different policies may include different classifier control elements suitably matched to the present radio environment and/or operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Shared Spectrum Company
    Inventors: Mark Allen McHenry, Karl Ginter, Michael Bartman
  • Patent number: 10123156
    Abstract: A method for performing near-field communication (NFC)-type operations in the far-field region using a repurposed antenna is described. The method includes determining whether to perform NFC-type operations in a near-field mode or a far-field mode. The method further includes performing NFC-type operations outside a near-field region using a repurposed antenna when in the far-field mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul Brandon Butler, Magnus Olov Wiklund, Mahbod Mofidi, Alireza Hormoz Mohammadian
  • Patent number: 10123366
    Abstract: A wireless connection method between a plurality of electronic devices using an out of band channel is provided. The wireless connection method includes receiving a first hash value through the out of band channel, receiving device identification information of electronic devices in proximity to an electronic device through a main wireless channel, calculating hash values of the device identification information, and performing a wireless connection of the electronic device with a surrounding electronic device that has the hash value identical to the first hash value among the calculated hash values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyong-Ha Park, Sergey Zhidkov, Hyun-Su Hong
  • Patent number: 10122417
    Abstract: Communicating via near field communication (NFC) between a reader and an application on an NFC-enabled device. The device receives, from a reader, a selection of an application identifier (AID) proxy of the device. The proxy receives, from the reader, a query (including domain name) directed to the availability of an application on the device. The proxy determines whether the domain name corresponds to an AID of an application on the device by reference to a data store relating each domain name of each application to a corresponding AID. When the domain determined to correspond to an AID of an application on the device, the device transmits a response to the reader indicating the AID corresponding to the domain name. The device receives, from the reader, selection of the transmitted AID. The application corresponding to selected AID communicates with the reader in an NFC application protocol data unit communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Tommy Poon, Mun-Wei Low
  • Patent number: 10122476
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a radio unit with internal parallel antenna calibration. The radio unit comprises an antenna calibrator, a plurality of transmission signal processing sections, a plurality of power amplifiers, a plurality of bandpass filters, a plurality of couplers, a plurality of reception signal processing sections and a first combiner. The antenna calibrator is configured to generate a plurality of individually identifiable reference signals used for transmission calibration. The transmission signal processing sections are configured to modulate the signals in parallel. The power amplifiers are configured to amplify the modulated signals to predetermined power levels in parallel. The bandpass filters are configured to apply bandpass filtering operations to the modulated signals in parallel. The couplers are configured to couple the filtered signals to a first combiner, which combines the filtered signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Xuejun Sun, Chang Liu