Patents Examined by Fatuma G Sherif
  • Patent number: 11317263
    Abstract: A low-energy communication system includes at least one antenna; an energy harvester coupled to the at least one antenna and adapted to harvest energy from over-the-air signals; a first capacitor for storing the harvested energy; a system on chip (SoC) for allowing at least reception and transmission of wireless signals using a low-energy communication protocol; and wherein the energy harvester, the first capacitor, the SoC, are integrated in a semiconductor die, the die is placed on a substrate; and wherein the at least one antenna is included in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Wiliot, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Elboim, Eylon Gersten
  • Patent number: 11309692
    Abstract: A portable tether device for configuring and/or monitoring an isolated industrial product includes an outer housing defining a chamber, a magnet positioned within the chamber to provide for magnetic attachment of the portable tether device to a housing panel, and an inductive receive coil positioned within the chamber and adjacent an underside of the outer housing, the inductive receive coil operable with an external inductive charging coil to provide inductive powering to the portable tether device. The portable tether device also includes a communication circuit positioned within the chamber and powered by the inductive receive coil, with the communication circuit further including transmit and receive optical components that provide light-based communication between the portable tether device and the isolated industrial product and wireless communication circuitry configured to transmit and receive wireless signals to and from the portable tether device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Mark Alan Verheyen
  • Patent number: 11290142
    Abstract: A grip is provided that includes a base defining a longitudinal cavity and is connectable with a mobile communication device. The base includes at least one bracket defining at least a portion of the cavity. A longitudinal member is disposable within the cavity and defines at least one finger opening. The member is movable relative to the at least one bracket. Device systems and methods of use are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Frank S. Ferrantello
  • Patent number: 11252636
    Abstract: A method and system for establishing a Bluetooth mesh network are provided. The method for establishing a Bluetooth mesh network includes the steps of broadcasting the configuration packet to a plurality of controlled devices to establish a Bluetooth mesh network; receiving at least one response packet from at least one of the controlled devices; and transmitting control setting information to the at least one of the controlled devices according to the received response packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Chung Yang, Chao-Chun Tseng
  • Patent number: 11240683
    Abstract: Personal adaptive radio access network advanced capabilities are provided. A device can include a transceiver; a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations comprising facilitating movement of the device from a first position associated with a user equipment (UE) to a second position in response to an observed signal strength at the UE from a communication network being determined to have fallen below a threshold; in response to facilitating the movement of the device, determining a first communication frequency for communications between the device and the UE based on features determined to be present in an environment associated with the UE; and conveying signals transmitted by the communication network to the UE via the transceiver at the first communication frequency instead of a second communication frequency used by the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Fan, Dan Celenti, Alireza Hooshiari, Max Faulkner, Jr., Arthur Brisebois
  • Patent number: 11240751
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of improved communication between a wheel unit sensor and a master controller is disclosed. In this particular embodiment, the method includes determining, by the wheel unit sensor, whether a receive schedule of the wheel unit sensor indicates that a receive window has started. The method also includes in response to determining that the receive schedule indicates that the receive window has started, turning-on, by the wheel unit sensor, for the duration of the receive window, a wireless receiver of the wheel unit sensor. In this embodiment, the wireless receiver is configured to receive messages from the master controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sensata Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel K. Strahan, Jeremy E. Loraine
  • Patent number: 11228343
    Abstract: A circuit for an NFC chip is described herein. According to one exemplary configuration, the circuit comprises an antenna for near field communication, an antenna resonant circuit which has an adjustable resonant frequency, a temperature sensor and a controller circuit coupled to the temperature sensor. The controller circuit is designed to change the resonant frequency of the antenna resonant circuit according to a temperature sensor signal provided by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Gerald Holweg, Carolin Kollegger, Johannes Schweighofer, Inge Siegl, Christoph Steffan
  • Patent number: 11218582
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention can comprise: a housing including a first plate, a second plate, and a side member surrounding the space between the first plate and the second plate; a processor arranged in the space; a display exposed through a part of the first plate; a communication circuit arranged in the space; a piezoelectric actuator arranged in the space and providing vibration to the first plate; a speaker arranged in the space near the edge of the first plate; an audio processing circuit arranged in the space and electrically connected to the piezoelectric actuator and the speaker; and a memory arranged in the space and electrically connected to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hochul Hwang, Janghoon Kang, Youngbae Park, Hanbom Park, Byounguk Yoon, Kyunghee Lee, Joonrae Cho
  • Patent number: 11201635
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a foldable housing including a hinge structure, a first housing structure including a first surface facing a first direction and a second surface facing a second direction opposite to the first direction, a second housing structure including a third surface facing a third direction and a fourth surface facing a fourth direction opposite to the third direction, and folded with respect to the first housing structure about the hinge structure, a wireless communication circuitry disposed inside the first housing structure or the second housing structure, a sensor disposed inside the first housing structure or the second housing structure, a grip sensor circuitry disposed outside the first housing structure or the second housing structure, a processor disposed inside the first housing structure or the second housing structure, and a memory operatively connected with the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Duho Chu, Yongyoun Kim, Jaesung Shim, Myeongsu Oh, Hojin Jung
  • Patent number: 11170296
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is system level occupancy counting in a lighting system configured to obtain an indicator data of a RF spectrum signal (signal) generated by a number of receivers at a number of times in an area. At each respective one of the number of times, for each respective one of the receivers, apply one of a plurality of heurist algorithm heuristic algorithm coefficients to each indicator data of the signal, based on results of the application of the heuristic algorithm coefficients, generate an indicator data metric value for each of the indicator data for the respective time. The lighting system is also configured to process each of the indicator data metric value to compute a plurality of metric values for the respective time and combine the plurality of metric values to compute an output metric value for each of a plurality of probable number of occupants in the area for the respective time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Min-Hao Michael Lu, Michael Miu, Eric J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11165897
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is disclosed including a first frame, a second frame slidable with respect to the first frame between a first position and a second position, a third frame at a rear side and configured to be slidable with respect to the second frame between a third position and a fourth position, a flexible display unit including a first area, a second area, and a third area, and a sliding unit configured to allow the second frame to slide between the first position and the second position and the third frame to slide between the third position and the fourth position, wherein an area of the third area visible from a front side increases as the second frame slides from the first position to the second position and the third frame slides from the third position to the fourth position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Insu Song, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 11128339
    Abstract: Disclosed is a RF switch module and methods to fabricate and operate such RF switch to alternatively couple an antenna to either a transmitter transmission line or a receiver transmission line to realize lower distortion of a signal at high frequencies with improved insertion loss and without affecting isolation. In one embodiment, a Radio Frequency (RF) switch module, includes, a switch circuit for switching between transmitting first signals from a transmitter unit to an antenna and transmitting second signals from the antenna to the receiver unit, wherein the switch circuit comprises a plurality of field effect transistors (FETs), wherein each of the plurality of FETs comprises stacked gate dielectrics and at least three metal contacts to a conductive gate, wherein the stacked gate dielectrics comprises at least one first dielectric layer, wherein the first dielectric layer comprises a negative-capacitance material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun-De Jin
  • Patent number: 11128325
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a wearable device (200) suitable for wearing on a person's wrist and comprising a metallic housing (203) and a flexible band (202) for attachment of the device to a user's wrist. The metallic housing includes a printed circuit board (PCB) (702) on which is mounted electronic components (710) including a transmitter for transmitting radio signals at a frequency between 400 and 1000 MHz. A coin-cell battery (502) powers the device. The battery is disposed in an inner core (406,406?) of the flexible band. An antenna is connected to the PCB for radiating said signals. In one embodiment the antenna comprises a coil (504,506) of wire disposed in said section of the band. The wire is of substantially a quarter wavelength in length based on the transmission frequency of the radio signals, and comprises the electrical connections between the battery and PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Armour Surveillance Security Equipment and Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Richard Dinan, Patrick James Fawcett, William Damerell
  • Patent number: 11128327
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a transceiver circuit, a series capacitor, and a shunt switch. The transceiver circuit may comprise a transmit chain including an output matching network and a receive chain including an input matching network. An output of the output matching network may be connected directly to an input/output of the transceiver circuit. The series capacitor may be connected between an input of the input matching network and the output of the output matching network. The shunt switch may be connected between the input of the input matching network and a circuit ground potential of the transceiver circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Morteza Abbasi, Tumay Kanar, Naveen Krishna Yanduru
  • Patent number: 11115003
    Abstract: In an acoustic wave device, an antenna end resonator electrically closest to a first terminal is a first acoustic wave resonator. In each of the first acoustic wave resonator and a second acoustic wave resonator, a thickness of a piezoelectric layer is equal to or less than about 3.5?. A cut angle of the piezoelectric layer of the first acoustic wave resonator is within a range of ?B±4°. The cut angle of the piezoelectric layer of the second acoustic wave resonator has a larger difference from ?B (°) than the cut angle of the piezoelectric layer of the first acoustic wave resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Nakagawa, Hideki Iwamoto, Tsutomu Takai, Yuichi Takamine
  • Patent number: 11096070
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory configured to store instructions and a processor configured to execute the instructions to select a base station; obtain one or more metric values for user equipment (UE) devices attached to the selected base station; and determine usage categories for at least some of the UE devices attached to the selected base station, wherein a usage category identifies a combination of a data type, a movement type, and a user type associated with a particular UE device. The processor may be further configured to execute the instructions to classify the obtained one or more metric values based on the determined usage categories; select one or more optimization actions for the selected base station based on the classified one or more metric values; and instruct the selected base station to perform the selected one or more optimization actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Shankar Venkatraman, Lee K. Tjio, Jin Yang, Vikram K. Rawat, Parvez Ahmad
  • Patent number: 11088812
    Abstract: A radio frequency identification (RFID) system includes an RFID interrogator configured for generating an RFID signal, wherein a channel frequency of the RFID signal changes over time; at least one patch antenna; and at least one feed line configured for feeding the signal to the corresponding at least one patch antenna. In another exemplary embodiment, an RFID interrogator configured for generating an RID signal, wherein a channel frequency of the RFID signal changes over time; at least one transmission line; and a diplexer coupling the RFID interrogator and the transmission lines and configured for distributing the RFID signal to each of the antennas or transmission lines, respectively, depending on the channel frequency of the RFID signal generated. The antennas or transmission lines are configured to transmit an electromagnetic wave in response to and at the channel frequency of the RFID signal distributed thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Patrick W. Fink, Gregory Y. Lin, Timothy F. Kennedy, Phong H. Ngo
  • Patent number: 11064444
    Abstract: A method is provided. The method comprises: selecting a new protection point in a dynamic protection area; creating an initial sort list of radios; determining look angles; determining which look angle includes most radios in its main beam; determining a modified sort list and an initial move list for the determined look angle; determining a certain percentile of aggregate interference power spectral density at the new protection point for radios that are in a main beam for each of remaining look angles; sorting, by level of certain percentile of aggregate interference power spectral density, the remaining look angles; and generating a move list of radios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Khalid W. Al-Mufti, Navin Srinivasan, Ariful Hannan
  • Patent number: 11057124
    Abstract: A wireless receiver measures a reception parameter while scanning multiple pieces of reception directivity for an interval during which a signal is not transmitted from a wireless transmitter. The wireless transmitter transmits a signal while scanning multiple pieces of transmission directivity, and the wireless receives measures a reception parameter relating to reception of the signal and determines k pieces of transmission directivity that correspond to high-ranking k results, respectively, of the measurement that have a great reception parameter. The wireless transmitter forms any transmission directivity and transmits a signal, and the wireless receives measures a reception parameter while scanning M pieces of reception directivity and determines reception directivity that is to be used for data communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kato, Hiroaki Asano, Hideki Kanemoto
  • Patent number: 11044768
    Abstract: A user equipment apparatus for performing user equipment-to-user equipment communication includes a synchronization signal detection unit configured to detect a user equipment-to-user equipment synchronization signal transmitted from a user equipment apparatus in another cell or another carrier; a control unit configured to set reception timing based on the user equipment-to-user equipment synchronization signal; and a reception unit configured to receive scheduling information or a discovery signal transmitted from the user equipment apparatus in the other cell or the other carrier within a time window defined based on the user equipment-to-user equipment synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Shimpei Yasukawa, Hiroki Harada, Satoshi Nagata, Qun Zhao