Patents Examined by George Eng
  • Patent number: 10999741
    Abstract: An electronic equipment in a wireless communication system, and a wireless communication method. The wireless communication system includes at least one first cell and at least one second cell, and at least one of the second cells is operating in an unlicensed band. The electronic equipment includes one or more processing circuits configured to perform: configuring for a user equipment at least one second cell operating in an unlicensed band to perform carrier aggregation communication; and generating, dynamically or semi-statically, energy detection threshold information for each second cell operating in the unlicensed band so that the user equipment can perform energy detection on the unlicensed band according to the energy detection threshold information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Bingshan Hu, Chen Sun, Yuxin Wei, Jinhui Chen, Xin Guo, Penshun Lu
  • Patent number: 10976774
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a frame, a sliding seat, a guiding mechanism, a drive mechanism, and multiple functional components accommodated in the sliding seat. The frame includes a pair of side walls oppositely disposed and a top wall. The top wall defines an accommodating groove. The accommodating groove extends through the pair of side walls. The sliding seat is slidably connected with the frame in the accommodating groove via the drive mechanism, and the guiding mechanism is disposed between the sliding seat and the frame, whereby the sliding seat driven by the drive mechanism extends from or is accommodated in the accommodating groove along a guiding direction of the guiding mechanism. The sliding seat is provided with at least one functional portion, whereby the multiple functional components are able to transmit a signal through the at least one functional portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Zhigang Sun, Zanjian Zeng, Guoan Zhou, Xiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10942250
    Abstract: An ultrawide band two-way ranging based positioning system includes a number of active tags each having a position, and a number of beacons configured for location of a position of a tag of the plurality of active tags. The active tags and the beacons are synchronized continuously to a common time base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT INC.
    Inventors: Avishai Bartov, Yossi Zlotnick
  • Patent number: 10938975
    Abstract: A calling user initiates a telephonic communication with a receiving user by dialing a phone number of the receiving user in his or her address book. The communication is transmitted from the calling user's device to the receiving user's device through a network that is not using Internet protocol or Internet-based, e.g., Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), Internet Protocol (IP), TCP-IP, or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). After a number of notifications has passed on the receiving user's device and the receiving user is not able to answer the telephonic communication, a local voicemail recorder will be activated to record and store the telephonic communication for later retrieval by the receiving user. The stored communication is identifier by a sequence of string containing at least one of a name, a telephone number, a storage location, a date-time attribute, and a duration associated with the stored communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Chi Luu Ngoc Nguyen, Chuong Luu Thanh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10931712
    Abstract: A method and associated circuits protect data stored in a secure data circuit of a telecommunication device equipped with a near-field communication (NFC) router, a microcontroller, and the secure data circuit. In the method, each message received with the NFC router is parsed to retrieve a communication pipe identifier and an instruction code. The communication pipe identifier and the instruction code are compared to corresponding information in a filter table. Instruction codes of particular messages that attempt to modify a communication pipe by reassigning one end of the communication pipe from the port of the NFC router to a different circuit are acted upon. These messages are blocked from reaching the secure data circuit when the instruction code is not authorized in the filter table, and these messages are permitted when the instruction code is authorized in the filter table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Thierry Huque, Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze, Alexandre Charles
  • Patent number: 10932114
    Abstract: A system and method of accessing an emergency dispatcher in a foreign country is provided. The system and method includes a mobile device and a database. The mobile device includes at least a microprocessor, a display and a global positioning system. The mobile device is connected to a telecommunications network. The database stores data including a plurality of telephone numbers assigned to a plurality of emergency dispatchers located in different locations in the world. A user may initiate a telecommunication to an emergency dispatcher using the mobile device. When the initiation occurs, the microprocessor determines a location of the mobile device using the global positioning system. The microprocessor then retrieves a telephone number from the database. The telephone number is assigned to the emergency dispatcher within the location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Shantanu Rana
  • Patent number: 10925031
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a small data transmission method and a related device and system. The method may include: broadcasting, by a base station, a paging message, where the paging message carries UE identifiers of a plurality of to-be-paged user equipment UE and small data sent to at least one of the to-be-paged UEs, and the small data is data whose data volume is less than a preset data volume threshold. In the present disclosure, small data may be sent to to-be-paged UE while the base station pages the UE, to reduce signaling and time overheads for sending the small data and improving communication efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xinzheng Wang, Tianle Deng, Kaijie Zhou, Xingxing Hu
  • Patent number: 10917614
    Abstract: A multi-functional remote monitoring system for use in a mobile surveillance system comprising a host controller, at least one hub transceiver, and at least one remote monitoring transmitter (“RMT”) operable to capture and transmit data, wherein the hub transceiver is operable to communicate to and receive data from the at least one RMT. The hub transceiver and the RMT are adapted for bi-directional transmission and receipt of data, including audio and data signals. The host controller is operable to control the hub transceiver and facilitate communication of the audio and data signals between the RMTs and the hub transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Digital Ally, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Haler, Leslie R. Pingel, Yancy E. Scroggins, Walter T. Morrey
  • Patent number: 10911897
    Abstract: A system for automatically ascertaining the location of wireless functional devices, such as lights and switches, in a building. Information from the devices is generated by receipt of electromagnetic signals from other devices, to calculate a best fit for the relative location of the devices in relation to each other. Preferably a map of the building is adduced to refine the location process, for instance by tying the location of a light switch to a wall or a light to a ceiling. The information is used to ascertain that, for example, two devices are in the same room and can be associated with each other. Account can be taken of variable features of the building such as partition walls, to update device settings. There is thus no need to survey the building manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: ARM IP Limited
    Inventors: Hugo John Martin Vincent, Daryl Wayne Bradley
  • Patent number: 10911950
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic device which comprises a circuitry configured to authenticate a second electronic device when the circuitry detects based on a privacy preserving algorithm that the two electronic devices are associated with the same body. Furthermore, the present disclosure relates to a method comprising authenticating data communication between a first electronic device and a second electronic device when detecting based on a privacy preserving algorithm that the two electronic devices are associated with the same body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Hugo Embrechts, Dimitri Torfs, Conor Aylward
  • Patent number: 10901065
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for location determination of an emitter using frequency-of-arrival (FOA) measured from a single moving platform are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, a disclosed system allows for location determination of stationary, pulsed radio frequency (RF) emitters from a moving platform by using coherent frequency of arrival (CFOA) Doppler history measurements. The term “coherent” is used to indicate that the process requires a RF-coherent pulse train, such as that generated by modern radar. In one or more embodiments, the disclosed system employs one of two disclosed CFOA measurement methods (Method 1: CFOA linear regression of phase (LRP), and Method 2: CFOA cross-correlated frequency spectra (CCFS)). The disclosed system also enables geo-discrimination (GeoD) of emitters at known locations, or alternatively geo-location of emitters at unknown locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian K. Pheiffer, David O. Edewaard, Daniel S. Summers, Neal Carlson
  • Patent number: 10897778
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for reporting information regarding receive (Rx) beams used by a user equipment. In some cases, such reporting may indicate a change in Rx beams to be used by the UE for subsequent beamformed transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Sumeeth Nagaraja, Sony Akkarakaran, Tao Luo, Wooseok Nam
  • Patent number: 10897780
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for random access channel (RACH) communication. For example, certain aspects provide a method for wireless communication by a user-equipment (UE). The method generally includes transmitting a first message comprising a RACH preamble, receiving a second message comprising random access response (RAR) in response to the RACH preamble, transmitting a third message in response to the RAR, receiving a fourth message (MSG4) comprising a contention resolution message in response to the third message. In certain aspects, the fourth message may include a timing advance (TA) parameter which may be used to communicate one or more messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li, Tao Luo, Sumeeth Nagaraja
  • Patent number: 10897526
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes a first middle frame, a second middle frame, a display screen, a rear cover and a camera assembly. The first middle frame includes a main bearing plate and a side peripheral edge. The second middle frame includes an auxiliary bearing plate and an outer peripheral edge. The auxiliary bearing plate forms a slidable connection with the main bearing plate. The auxiliary bearing plate has a first position and a second position relative to the main bearing plate. In the first position, the side peripheral edge is connected with the outer peripheral edge. In the second position, the side peripheral edge is spaced from the outer peripheral edge. The camera assembly is arranged on the auxiliary bearing plate. In the first position, the camera assembly is hidden in the mobile phone. In the second position, the camera assembly may be exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaoyu Fan, Zhengshan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10893399
    Abstract: Examples herein relate to development of a master subscription at a home subscriber server (HSS). Examples disclose based on an activation from a gateway, the development of the master subscription at the HSS. The master subscription is exclusive to a group of Internet of Things (IoT) devices tethered to the gateway. Based on the master subscription developed at the HSS, a message, intended for a target IoT device among the group of IoT devices tether to the gateway, is transmitted to the gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Mario Bertram Vincent, Aruna Sajjan, Phani Kumar Jagannadha Tangirala, Ramya Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 10893121
    Abstract: A system includes a subscriber identity module (SIM) application; a physical SIM driver configured to be coupled to a physical SIM card; a simulated SIM driver; a control switch that selectively couples the SIM application to the physical SIM driver or the simulated SIM driver, wherein the SIM application, when coupled to the physical SIM driver, is configured to read and write on the physical SIM card; and a SIM simulator in communication with the control switch and the simulated SIM driver, wherein the SIM simulator is configured to control the selective coupling of the control switch, and is configured to receive at least one request comprising an authentication request from the simulated SIM driver and transmit at least one response comprising an authentication response to the simulated SIM driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: SIMO Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Jing Liu, Wei Ren, Chao Wang, Xiaolei Qin
  • Patent number: 10887817
    Abstract: A location-based network system is provided. The location-based network system includes a plurality of communication nodes to transmit a data packet based on the location of each node and a distance between each node and a destination node. A location-based communication method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Jung-Tang Huang
  • Patent number: 10887726
    Abstract: Methods, program products, and systems of using a mobile WAP for location and context purposes are disclosed. In general, in one aspect, a server can estimate an effective location of a wireless access gateway using harvested data. The server can harvest location data from multiple mobile devices. The harvested data can include a location of each mobile device and an identifier of a wireless access gateway that is located within a communication range of the mobile device. In some implementations, the server can identify a mobile wireless access gateway based on a distance comparison. Data indicating the mobility of a wireless access gateway can be used by a mobile device to initiate one or more actions, including managing power of the mobile device, modifying entrance and exit conditions of virtual fences and determining a context of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald K. Huang, Robert Mayor, Lukas M. Marti
  • Patent number: 10879593
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal including a display unit; a metal bracket comprising a middle frame provided in a rear surface of the display unit; and a side frame partially distant from the middle frame and configured to define a lateral surface; a main board loaded in a rear surface of the bracket; a rear case configured to cover the main board and define an external appearance of a rear surface; and a first conductive pattern formed in an inner surface of the rear case, wherein the main board comprises a first feeding portion connected with the side frame; a second feeding portion connected with the first conductive pattern; and a first grounding portion connected with the side frame and the first conductive pattern and located between the first feeding portion and the second feeding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Duckyun Kim, Yunmo Kang, Byungwoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10880739
    Abstract: A method for protecting data contained in a security module of a telecommunication device equipped with a near field communication router, wherein a modification of a routing table between gates of the router is dependent on a verification of an authentication code keyed in by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Thierry Huque, Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze