Patents Examined by Gennadiy Tsvey
  • Patent number: 10299149
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices enable spectrum management by identifying, classifying, and cataloging signals of interest based on radio frequency measurements. In an embodiment, signals and the parameters of the signals may be identified and indications of available frequencies may be presented to a user. In another embodiment, the protocols of signals may also be identified. In a further embodiment, the modulation of signals, data types carried by the signals, and estimated signal origins may be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DGS GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: David William Kleinbeck, Ronald C. Dzierwa, Gabriel R. Garcia, Daniel Carbajal
  • Patent number: 10271233
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed for automatic signal detection in an RF environment. An apparatus comprises at least one receiver and at least one processor coupled with at least one memory. The apparatus is at the edge of a communication network. The apparatus sweeps and learns the RF environment in a predetermined period based on statistical learning techniques, thereby creating learning data. The apparatus forms a knowledge map based on the learning data, scrubs a real-time spectral sweep against the knowledge map, and creates impressions on the RF environment based on a machine learning algorithm. The apparatus is operable to detect at least one signal in the RF environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: DGS GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: David William Kleinbeck, Ronald C. Dzierwa, Daniel Carbajal
  • Patent number: 10257727
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing at least one report relating to a wireless communications spectrum. At least one device is operable for wideband scan; to detect and measure at least one signal transmitted from at least one signal emitting device autonomously, thereby creating signal data; to analyze the signal data in near real-time, thereby creating analyzed data; generate the at least one report in near real-time; and to communicate at least a portion of the at least one report over a network to at least one remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: DGS GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Dzierwa, Daniel Carbajal
  • Patent number: 10257728
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices enable spectrum management by identifying, classifying, and cataloging signals of interest based on radio frequency measurements. Signal data is compared with stored data to identify the signal of interest. Signal degradation data is calculated based on noise figure parameters, hardware parameters and environment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: DGS GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Dzierwa, Gabriel R. Garcia, Daniel Carbajal
  • Patent number: 10257729
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for automated identification of baseline data and changes in state in a wireless communications spectrum, by identifying sources of signal emission in the spectrum by automatically detecting signals, analyzing signals, comparing signal data to historical and reference data, creating corresponding signal profiles, and determining information about the baseline data and changes in state based upon the measured and analyzed data in near real time, which is stored on each apparatus or device and/or on a remote server computer that aggregates data from each apparatus or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: DGS GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Carbajal, Ronald C. Dzierwa
  • Patent number: 10244504
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for geolocating a signal emitting device are disclosed. A monitoring array comprises at least four monitoring units. A distance ratio between the at least four monitoring units relative to a midpoint is determined. The at least four monitoring units are operable to scan independently for a signal of interest. The at least four monitoring units are operable to calculate times of arrival and angles of arrival for the signal of interest. Each of the at least four monitoring units is operable to measure the signal of interest and transmit a formatted message to other monitoring units within the monitoring array. Each of the at least four monitoring units is operable to determine a location of the signal emitting device from which the signal of interest is emitted based on calculations and measurements relating to the signal of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DGS GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: David William Kleinbeck, Ronald C. Dzierwa, Daniel Carbajal
  • Patent number: 10237770
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for spectrum data management for a radio frequency (RF) environment are disclosed. An apparatus comprises at least one receiver, an automatic signal detection (ASD) module, and a learning and conflict detection engine. The apparatus is at the edge of a communication network. The at least one receiver processes RF energy received from the RF environment, thereby generating processed data. The ASD module is configured to extract meta data and detect anomaly based on the processed data. The learning and conflict detection engine is configured for conflict recognition and anomaly identification based on the processed data. The apparatus is operable to generate at least one report for the RF environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DGS GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: David William Kleinbeck, Ronald C. Dzierwa, Daniel Carbajal
  • Patent number: 10231206
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for identifying a wireless signal-emitting device are disclosed. The apparatus is configured to sense and measure wireless communication signals from signal-emitting devices in a spectrum. The apparatus is operable to automatically detect a signal of interest from the wireless signal-emitting device and create a signal profile of the signal of interest; compare the signal profile with stored device signal profiles for identification of the wireless signal-emitting device; and calculate signal degradation data for the signal of interest based on information associated with the signal of interest in a static database including noise figure parameters of a wireless signal-emitting device outputting the signal of interest. The signal profile of the signal of interest, profile comparison result, and signal degradation data are stored in the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: DGS GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Dzierwa, Daniel Carbajal, David William Kleinbeck
  • Patent number: 10219163
    Abstract: Devices and methods enable optimizing a signal of interest based on identifying and analyzing the signal of interest based on radio frequency energy measurements. Signal data is compared with stored data to identify the signal of interest. Signal degradation data is calculated based on noise figure parameters, hardware parameters and environment parameters. The signal of interest is optimized based on the signal degradation data. Terrain data may also be used for optimizing the signal of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DGS GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Dzierwa, Gabriel R. Garcia, Daniel Carbajal
  • Patent number: 10164600
    Abstract: A near field communication (NFC) or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) reader device for contact-less communication includes a transmitter block connected to an antenna via a matching circuitry. An electromagnetic carrier signal and modulated data information are emitted via this main antenna. Any secondary object brought into the vicinity of the main antenna influences the primary resonant circuit resulting in a load change seen by the transmitter. This detuning can cause increased power consumption, RF (Radio Frequency) standard incompliance, and device damage. The present disclosure describes devices and methods on how to detect detuning and how to regulate the transmitter's output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Leonhard Kormann, Markus Wobak, Fred George Nunziata
  • Patent number: 10148412
    Abstract: A controller of a first communication device records a first time value of a first clock corresponding to transmission of a first communication frame associated with a timing measurement procedure. If an acknowledgment of the first communication frame was received by the first communication device, the controller records a second time value of the first clock. The controller receives a data unit corresponding to a second communication frame associated with the timing measurement procedure, wherein the data unit includes a time value of a second clock. If an acknowledgment of the first communication frame was not received, the controller compares the first time value of the first clock to the time value of the second clock, and uses i) the first time value of the first clock, and ii) the time value of the second clock to adjust time values corresponding to the first clock responsive to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Sagar A. Tamhane, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10135960
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes: a terminal body provided with a case having at least one hole; a gas sensor module disposed near the case, and configured to sense specific gas by air introduced through the hole; and a controller configured to set a type of gas to be sensed based on an activated specific function, and to control the gas sensor module to sense the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongsu Han, Hyunjin Kim, Jungwhan Kim
  • Patent number: 10122479
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for automatic signal detection with temporal feature extraction in an RF environment are disclosed. An apparatus learns the RF environment in a predetermined period based on statistical learning techniques, thereby creating learning data. A knowledge map is formed based on the learning data. The apparatus automatically extracts temporal features of the RF environment from the knowledge map. A real-time spectral sweep is scrubbed against the knowledge map. The apparatus is operable to detect a signal in the RF environment, which has a low power level or is a narrowband signal buried in a wideband signal, and which cannot be identified otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DGS GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Ronald C. Dzierwa
  • Patent number: 10097245
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a frame having a depressed portion; a display panel positioned on a first side of the frame facing the display panel; and a short range antenna disposed in the depressed portion and between the frame and the display panel and having a radiation direction toward the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Junhee Kim, Myoungku Lee, Wonjin Choi, Peelhyuk Lim, Minho Park, Changbai Won
  • Patent number: 10091340
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile terminal. The present application provides a sensor inside either or both of a receiver opening and a microphone opening, rather than providing an additional opening on the front panel of a device for installing the sensors, such that light is transmitted to the sensor via the receiver opening and/or the microphone opening, and the sensor transmits a signal via the receiver opening and/or the microphone opening; the receiver opening and/or the microphone opening are openings currently available on the front panel of the device, without the need of proving additional openings on the front panel of the device, reducing the number of the openings on the front panel of the device to make a mobile device more integrated, and provide a better user experience due to an uncluttered surface of the front panel of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Smartisan Digital Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingjun Zeng, Jin Hu
  • Patent number: 10075842
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of wireless communications. Disclosed are a physical cell identifier allocation method and an apparatus. In a scheme, when allocating a physical cell identifier, first determining a degree of interference of each type of an adjacent cell to a main cell for which a physical cell identifier needs to be allocated, and then performing allocation for the main cell based on a remainder value corresponding to a minimum degree of interference, thus implementing effective reduction of reference signal interference and improving effectiveness of reducing reference signal interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignees: Shanghai Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co., Ltd., Datang Mobile Communications Equipment Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenqian Zhou, Yusong He
  • Patent number: 10070291
    Abstract: A candidate companion screen device is located by a primary display device as being in the same room as the primary device using low energy Bluetooth, and in response ancillary content related to content being shown on the primary display device is provided to the companion screen device. The ancillary content may be provided from the Internet based on information in the content being presented on the primary display device by, e.g., providing a link to a website to the companion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Brant Candelore
  • Patent number: 10070286
    Abstract: A electronics control unit is in contemporaneous wireless power communication and wireless data communication with a network of sealed, sensors over a shared bidirectional power antenna. Sensors and sensor networks described below enable the development of networks that are secure and robust, and yet are lighter-weight and lower-cost than, for example, conventional automotive sensor networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas W. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10070378
    Abstract: Network devices are steered based on VHT (very high throughput) capabilities, a first radio of the plurality of radios is assigned to MU-MIMO (multiple user-multiple input/multiple output) communication. The first radio is capable of communication using MU-MIMO and is backward-compatible for communication using SU-MIMO (single user-multiple input/multiple output). A second radio of the plurality of radios is assigned to SU-MIMO communication. A connection request is received from a network device. A VHT capability of the network device is determined. The VHT capability is based on whether the network device is able to communicate using an MU-MIMO radio. Responsive to a determination that the network device is capable of MU-MIMO communication, the network device is matched to a radio capable of MU-MIMO communication. Responsive to a determination that the network device is not capable of MU-MIMO communication, the network device is matched to a radio capable of SU-MIMO communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventor: Teodoro Fornoles, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10057746
    Abstract: A method includes identifying content displayed by a content presentation system associated with a physical environment. A user device is detected within the physical environment associated with the content presentation system. Responsive to detecting the user device, information, associated with the content, is transmitted to the user device. Responsive to detecting the user device, an identifier corresponding to the content is stored in association with a profile related to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: WIDEORBIT, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher M. Riding