Patents Examined by Fayyaz Alam
  • Patent number: 10349378
    Abstract: A generating module generates a signal including a set pattern that includes a specific pattern by varying a physical quantity. A sensing module including a sensor transmits to a server, pattern detection information generated in response to the sensor detecting the specific pattern and sensor identification information identifying the sensor that has detected the specific pattern. The server stores association information associating the sensor identification information received from the sensing module that has transmitted the pattern detection information with installation target information communicated from the generating module that has generated the specific pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mamoru Kumazawa, Touichi Okuno
  • Patent number: 10346956
    Abstract: Included are a fiducial frame adjustment unit (18) that displays a parameter used when an image of a fiducial frame and a high-resolution image are generated, updates display contents of the image of the fiducial frame based on adjustment of the displayed parameter, and stores the adjusted parameter as parameters for the fiducial frame and a reference frame in a fiducial point position holding memory (17A) and a blur PSF parameter holding memory (17B), and a reference frame adjustment unit (19) that displays a parameter for the reference frame when an image of a reference frame is displayed, updates display contents of the image of the reference frame based on adjustment of the displayed parameter, and stores the adjusted parameter as the parameter for the reference frame in the fiducial point position holding memory (17A) and the blur PSF parameter holding memory (17B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohide Maeda, Akihiro Furuta
  • Patent number: 10340871
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to a compact bypass and decoupling structure that can be used in a millimeter-wave radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC). For example, according to various aspects, an RFIC incorporating the compact bypass and decoupling structure may comprise a grounded substrate, a mid-metal ground plane, a bypass capacitor disposed between the grounded substrate and the mid-metal ground plane, and a decoupling inductor disposed over the mid-metal ground plane. The bypass capacitor may close a current loop in the RFIC and the decoupling inductor may provide damping in a supply network associated with the RFIC. Furthermore, the decoupling conductor may have a self-resonance substantially close to an operating band associated with the RFIC to increase series isolation, introduce substrate losses that facilitate the damping in the supply network, and prevent high-Q resonances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alon Yehezkely, Sagi Kupferman
  • Patent number: 10341456
    Abstract: A sticker communication system with multi-level caching, including a plurality of stickers, each sticker having a unique ID, each sticker attachable to an item of goods having a unique ID, and each sticker including a processor, a cache caching sticker profiles for a plurality of stickers, wherein a sticker profile includes a sticker ID, an ID for an item of goods to which the sticker is attached, and one or more data entities in the form of [attribute name|attribute value|timestamp, and a wireless communicator, wirelessly transmitting and receiving sticker profiles, wherein the processor is configured to transmit sticker profiles stored in the cache via the wireless communicator to currently nearby stickers that are within range of the wireless communicator, to receive sticker profiles from the nearby stickers, and to store the received sticker profiles in the cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Shlomo Touboul, Marc Berger
  • Patent number: 10339635
    Abstract: An image processing method for processing an input image is provided. The image processing method includes the following steps: selecting a pixel of the input image; determining if the pixel is a first image edge according to at least one first calibrated pixel and at least one second pixel in the input image, in which the first calibrated pixel corresponds to at least one first pixel in the input image; and replacing a high frequency component of at least one channel of the pixel with a first calibrating high frequency component to generate a calibrated pixel if the pixel is not the first image edge, and maintaining the pixel as the calibrated pixel if the pixel is the first image edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Ching-Ju Hsiao, Kai Liu, Wen-Tsung Huang
  • Patent number: 10334442
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for cooperative security in wireless sensor networks are described herein. A wireless node may organize itself into a cluster with other wireless nodes. The wireless node may cooperate with other wireless nodes in the cluster to select a leader node. The wireless node may describe its expected behaviors. The wireless node may detect a compromised wireless node within the cluster. The wireless node may prevent the compromised wireless node from compromising another wireless node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Lawson Vaughn, Osvaldo Diaz, Siu Kit Wai, Igor Tatourian
  • Patent number: 10326566
    Abstract: A method and a device for transmitting reference signals in a wireless communication system are disclosed. For these, a sequence is acquired to be used for the reference signals, and the reference signals are transmitted through subframes comprising a first type subframe and a second type subframe. Here, the first type subframe includes a first number of OFDM symbols and the second type subframe includes a second number of OFDM symbols. And, a first position of OFDM symbol for transmitting the reference signals at the first type subframe is the same as a second position of OFDM symbol for transmitting the reference signals at the second type subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyunsoo Ko, Kijun Kim, Eunsun Kim, Suckchel Yang
  • Patent number: 10320517
    Abstract: A communication system is provided comprising a transmitter coupled to a switch, which is further coupled to at least two antennas for switching the transmit signal to one of the antennas, with no feedback. The communication system further comprises at least one receiver for receiving the transmitted signal. The communication system in the present invention is able to help mitigate the effects of multipath. Previous attempts to mitigate the effects of multipath suffer from various problems: increased complexity needed to measure channel parameters and a feedback loop to switch the transmit antenna based on the parameters. The system is particularly useful when deployed in a MAS system or a jamming system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: J3 TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: James A Xanthos, John S Cooper, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10313000
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for providing end-to-end beamforming. For example, end-to-end beamforming systems include end-to-end relays and ground networks to provide communications to user terminals located in user beam coverage areas. The ground segment can include geographically distributed access nodes and a central processing system. Return uplink signals, transmitted from the user terminals, have multipath induced by a plurality of receive/transmit signal paths in the end to end relay and are relayed to the ground network. The ground network, using beamformers, recovers user data streams transmitted by the user terminals from return downlink signals. The ground network, using beamformers generates forward uplink signals from appropriately weighted combinations of user data streams that, after relay by the end-end-end relay, produce forward downlink signals that combine to form user beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth V. Buer, Mark J. Miller, Christopher J. Cronin, Mark D Dankberg, Donald L. Runyon
  • Patent number: 10306564
    Abstract: There is provided a communication device including: a communication unit that receives a beacon for a second communication service making secondary usage of a spectrum assigned to a first communication service; and a control unit that controls a transmission power to be used for transmission of a radio signal of the second communication service from the communication unit based on location data included in the beacon and indicating a location of a transmission source node of the beacon and a location of an interfered node interfered by the second communication service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Sawai, Ryota Kimura
  • Patent number: 10306049
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computer-implemented method of displaying alert information with a mobile communication device includes displaying device status indicators to a user of a mobile device in a status area; receiving information from an application to display an alert in the status area; displaying in the status area a first level of information for the alert and a user-selectable control; and displaying, in response to a selection of the user-selectable control, a second level of information for the alert that provides greater detail than the first level of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: German Wolfgang Bauer, Michael Andrew Cleron
  • Patent number: 10298181
    Abstract: Strength of a signal received by a low-noise amplifier is controlled depending on strength of a reception signal emitted to a communication satellite by a mobile terminal. A low-noise amplification device provided in the communication satellite comprises: a variable-power attenuation unit which generates an attenuation signal by attenuating the reception signal received in the communication satellite; a low-noise amplification unit which generates an amplification signal by amplifying the attenuation signal with low noise; and a signal control unit which outputs a control signal to the variable-power attenuation unit depending on the attenuation signal, and then adjusts an attenuation of the variable-power attenuation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kunio Endoh
  • Patent number: 10292021
    Abstract: Sub-group communication during a direct mode of operation of mobile stations in a mobile communication network. A controller in a mobile station detects a request to transmit an outgoing communication and determines whether a push-to-talk key is in an activated state or in a deactivated state. The controller further selects a first power level when a determined state of the push-to-talk key is the activated state, and selects a second power level when the determined state of the push-to-talk key is the deactivated state. The controller also transmits, via the radio unit, the outgoing communication on a current operating channel to at least one other mobile station within a mobile communication network at the selected power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Sebastian Lis, Sylwester Baranski, Mariusz Wawrowski
  • Patent number: 10278029
    Abstract: A vehicle and method of operation, which include a vehicle computing system having at least one controller coupled to a transceiver and configured to poll for and respond to subscribe requests from at least two mobile device applications, communicating with the transceiver near a vehicle cabin. In response to the subscribe requests, the controller(s) establish a monitored connection to an active one of the navigation applications. In response to at least one of destination, waypoint, active status, and current location signals from the monitored connection, the controller(s) communicate the signals to inactive applications, and may be further configured to communicate such signals from the inactive applications to other active and inactive applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Burdette, Jeffrey Yizhou Hu, Robin Mathew Kurian, Kujtim Shala
  • Patent number: 10278128
    Abstract: A communication apparatus, comprising: first and second communication units; third communication unit for performing a communication of data, wherein the second communication unit performs a predetermined communication for activating the third communication unit and has a communication speed slower than and a power consumption less than the third communication unit, wherein the first communication unit has a communication range shorter than the third and second communication unit; reception unit for, if a communication with a communication partner apparatus is initiated by the first communication unit, receiving information relating to the communication partner apparatus by the first communication unit; and selection unit for, based on the received information, selecting whether to initiate data communication by the third or second communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takumi Takahashi, Nobuhiro Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10278135
    Abstract: Descriptions on the method and the apparatus for controlling uplink transmission power are provided. The method for controlling uplink transmission power comprises receiving a signal on a downlink channel, wherein the signal includes information on transmission power which indicates a power control mode, determining whether primary cell (PCell) and secondary cell (SCell) are asynchronous or synchronous, determining maximum transmission power for the SCell, using the information on transmission power, based on whether the PCell and the SCell are asynchronous or synchronous, and transmitting signal to the SCell based on the maximum transmission power for the SCell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yunjung Yi, Joonkui Ahn, Daesung Hwang, Suhwan Lim
  • Patent number: 10278118
    Abstract: A communication device acquires information relating to a first access point from a captured first image, and acquires information relating to a second access point from a captured second image. The communication device then starts communication parameter share processing of sharing a communication parameter, required for establishing a wireless network, with respect to the first access point or the second access point. The communication device starts the communication parameter share processing with respect to the second access point in response to reception of a completion notification indicative of completion of the communication parameter share processing with respect to the first access point, from the first access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Fumihide Goto
  • Patent number: 10271288
    Abstract: Methods and devices for offloading and/or aggregation of resources to coordinate uplink transmissions when interacting with different schedulers are disclosed herein. A method in a WTRU includes functionality for coordinating with a different scheduler for each eNB associated with the WTRU's configuration. Disclosed methods include autonomous WTRU grand selection and power scaling, and dynamic prioritization of transmission and power scaling priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, J. Patrick Tooher, Virgil Comsa, Diana Pani, Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 10271290
    Abstract: With respect to uplink carrier aggregation, transmit power in a serving cell (c) is determined on the basis of maximum output power (PCMAX, C) for the serving cell c and total maximum output power (PCMAX). The maximum output power (PCMAX, C) for the serving cell (c) is based on maximum output power (PPowerClass) defined by a power class corresponding to a band to which the serving cell (c) belongs, and the total maximum output power (PCMAX) is based on maximum output power (PPowerClass) defined by a power class corresponding to a combination of aggregated bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Tatsushi Aiba, Kimihiko Imamura, Kazunari Yokomakura, Hiroki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10271204
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a D2D enabled node for a wireless communication network, the D2D enabled node being adapted for a combination of carriers or bands comprising at least two carriers or bands (f1, f2), wherein the D2D enabled node is adapted to use at least one of the two carriers or bands (f1, f2) for D2D operation and at least one of the others of the at least two carriers or bands (f1, f2) for cellular operation. The disclosure also pertains to related devices and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Muhammad Kazmi