Patents Examined by Golam Sorowar
  • Patent number: 10291763
    Abstract: A multi-modal projection system, such as a smartphone, a wearable, or a generic universal-serial-bus-class (generic USB-class), for use in projecting device output via a host apparatus, such as a transportation vehicle. The system includes a hardware-based processing unit (processor), and a base data-processing resource needed by each of a plurality of interface components to generate the output to be projected via the host apparatus. The system includes a non-transitory computer-readable storage component having the interface components that, when executed by the processing unit, generate the output to be projected via the host apparatus. The storage component further includes a plurality of virtual data-processing components being virtual representations of the base data-processing resource. The storage component further includes a mapping module that, when executed, controls access for the interface components to the base data-processing component by way of the virtual data-processing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Dan Shan, Fan Bai, Robert A. Hrabak, Nikhil N. Neti
  • Patent number: 10277378
    Abstract: Embodiments of a LP-WUR (low-power wake-up radio) wake-up packet acknowledgement procedure are generally described herein. A first wireless device encodes for transmission of a wake-up packet of a LP-WUR to a second wireless device, the wake-up packet to wake up a WLAN (wireless local area network) radio of the second wireless device. Upon decoding a response frame from the second wireless device received during a predefined time period: the first wireless device encodes for transmission of a data packet to the WLAN radio of the second wireless device. Upon failing to receive the response frame from the second wireless device during the predefined time period: the first wireless device encodes for retransmission of the wake-up packet to the second wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Po-Kai Huang, Minyoung Park, Robert J. Stacey
  • Patent number: 10257780
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for managing near field communications during a low power management mode of an electronic device are provided that may make credentials of a near field communication (“NFC”) component appropriately secure and appropriately accessible while also limiting the power consumption of the NFC component and of other components of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ahmer A. Khan, Joakim Linde, Joseph Hakim, Zachary A. Rosen
  • Patent number: 10244479
    Abstract: A method for conserving device and/or network resources is provided herein. The method includes detecting a wakelock operating on a mobile device and determining a consumption of one of a power or radio usage attributed to the detected wakelock. The method further includes determining a criticality related to user experience for the detected wakelock and releasing the detected wakelock based on the determined consumption and criticality. Related systems and mobile devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Ari Backholm, Allan Hu, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 10237390
    Abstract: An intelligent notification device is provided. The intelligent notification device is adapted to communicate with at least one electronic device. The intelligent notification device includes a detecting device and a controller. The detecting device detects a status parameter of at least one user and an enviromental parameter of the electronic device. The controller is electrically connected to the detecting device to control the electronic device to notify one of a plurality of events in an event schedule according to the event schedule and to dynamically adjust a time sequency of the events in the event schedule according to at least one of the enviromental parameter and the status parameter. An intelligent notification method is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Min-Che Huang, Kuo-Chung Chiu, Hsiao-Kai Li, Chia-Hsin Yang, Tsung-Han Tsai, Wei-Chi Yen, Shih-Hao Ke, Shu-Hui Chou, Wei-Ting Lin, Wen-Chieh Tseng, Ting-Yu Chen, Shuan-Yi Chu
  • Patent number: 10230478
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for interference cancellation and method thereof. The system includes a receiver, a transmitter, and a channel estimating and equalizing device. The transmitter and the receiver use different wireless communication technologies to transmit and receive data. The channel estimating and equalizing device can estimate the channel between the transmitter and the receiver for interference cancellation. The embodiments of the invention provide a system and a method thereof for reducing interferences generated when using one wireless communication technology to transmit signals but using another wireless communication technology to receive signals by using digital baseband signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Wu-Chi Wang, Yuan-Shuo Chang
  • Patent number: 10212534
    Abstract: Techniques associated with intelligent device connection for wireless media ecosystem are described, including detecting, using an antenna implemented in a connection awareness device, a radio signal emitted by a wireless device, generating proximity data indicating a proximity of the wireless device to the antenna, providing the proximity data to an intelligent communication facility coupled to the antenna, determining the proximity passes within a threshold proximity, determining the wireless device is compatible with an output device coupled to the connection awareness device, sending to the wireless device data comprising a query associated with an operation, receiving a response indicating the wireless device is performing the operation, sending a first control signal to the output device, synchronizing a performance of the operation by the output device with another performance of the operation by the wireless device, and sending a second control signal to the wireless device to stop performing the oper
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Michael Edward Smith Luna, Thomas Alan Donaldson
  • Patent number: 10206185
    Abstract: An example wireless power transmitter includes: a plurality of radio frequency (RF) antennas configured to transmit RF power waves that converge to form controlled constructive interference; and a micro-controller configured to: receive from a user device a coded signature signal, the user device being coupled to a receiver. The micro-controller is also configured to: authenticate the receiver as authorized to receive wireless power from the wireless power transmitter according to the coded signature signal, and in accordance with determining that the receiver is authorized to receive wireless power from the wireless power transmitter, obtain from the receiver a set of user-defined restrictions used to determine when wireless power may be transmitted by the wireless power transmitter to the receiver. The micro-controller is additionally configured to: cause the plurality of RF antennas to transmit the RF power waves when the set of user-defined restrictions indicate that wireless power may be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Leabman, Gregory Scott Brewer
  • Patent number: 10194296
    Abstract: A pass through wall power plug is equipped with multiple transceivers for remote communication. The power plug may be equipped with transceivers operative in different modes or protocols. The power plug may function as a bridge between radio devices. It may function as a centralized access point for receiving and/or storing information from and transmitting information multiple connected electronic devices. The power plug may be equipped with a night light, power meter, relay switch, voltage meter, beacon, proximity sensor or other electronic components. The power plug may be made rotatable around its prongs, and may be configured to be stackable within a standard column of electrical outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: IDEVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Tetreault, Eric Ferguson, David Davis, Shawn Monteith, Michael Murray
  • Patent number: 10182135
    Abstract: A helmet mounted communication system for use by teams includes a headset including any one of a speaker for projecting audio or a microphone for receiving audio, a mounting structure for mounting the headset in a helmet cavity of a helmet, and a biasing material between the headset and a cavity wall of the helmet cavity for floatably attaching the headset to the helmet in the helmet cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Inventor: Bruce Black
  • Patent number: 10177711
    Abstract: Multi-band power amplification system having enhanced efficiency through elimination of band selection switch. In some embodiments, a power amplification system can include a plurality of power amplifiers (PAs), with each PA being configured to receive and amplify a radio-frequency (RF) signal in a frequency band. The power amplification system can further include an output filter coupled to each of the PAs by a separate output path such that the power amplification system is substantially free of a band selection switch between the plurality of PAs and their corresponding output filters. Each PA can be further configured to drive approximately a characteristic load impedance of the corresponding output filter by, for example, the PA being operated with a high-voltage (HV) supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip John Lehtola
  • Patent number: 10171981
    Abstract: A method for emergency communication includes encoding a message for visual display including a message to field and a message from field. The visual display is revealed to a reading device in communication with a broadcast center, which stores the visual display. The messages are decoded and sorted from visual displays at the broadcast center. On an index channel, a time and channel number for when a message body of the message will be broadcast on a message channel is broadcasted. The message body is broadcasted on the message channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Hatsutori, Futoshi Iwama, Kohichi Kamijoh, Yuichi Nakamura, Hitomi Takahashi, Hironori Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10165391
    Abstract: The described embodiments augment an activity performed in a first application at a source electronic device using a controller at a companion electronic device. The source electronic device receives controller information describing a controller that the activity performed in the first application accepts controller data from, determines a controller identifier for the controller information, and broadcasts a controller advertisement comprising the controller identifier. Upon receiving the controller advertisement, the companion electronic device determines whether a second application that can provide the controller data is available at the companion electronic device. If the second application is available, the companion electronic device establishes a cooperative-activity communication channel with the source electronic device. The companion electronic device uses the cooperative-activity communication channel to provide controller data to the source electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marc J. Krochmal, Christopher S. Linn, John J. Iarocci, Geoffrey G. Stahl, Jaques P. Gasselin de Richebourg, Alexander R. Ledwith
  • Patent number: 10159044
    Abstract: A first Bluetooth-enabled device includes an interface controller that determines proximity between a first Bluetooth module and a second Bluetooth module of a second Bluetooth-enabled device, and controls transitions, based on the proximity between the first Bluetooth module and the second Bluetooth module, between a first set of operating states of a classical Bluetooth interface of the first Bluetooth module that include an enabled state and a disabled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Hrabak
  • Patent number: 10142062
    Abstract: A transmission device includes a first control unit and a signal transmission unit. The first control unit outputs transmission data. The signal transmission unit receives transmission data, converts the data to a first frequency signal and a second frequency signal, and transmits the signals. The reception device includes a signal reception unit and a second control unit. The signal reception unit outputs a first reception signal based on the first frequency signal, and outputs a second reception signal based on the second frequency signal. The second control unit outputs a first control signal in a case where at least one the first reception signal or the second reception signal includes the transmission data. A communication system includes a transmission device and a reception device. A remote operating device includes an input unit, a transmission device, a reception device, and a controlled unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Noda
  • Patent number: 10136283
    Abstract: A communication method includes receiving a first message of a Short Message Service containing a first command that requests execution of a proactive command. The first message is decrypted according to protocol SCP80 to extract the first command. The execution of the proactive command is requested in order to obtain a response to the proactive command. A second message of the Short Message Service is transmitted to the remote server and indicates that the response to the proactive command has been obtained. A third message of the Short Message Service is received and contains a second command from the remote server. The third message is decrypted according to the protocol SCP80. A response message is generated as a function of the response and encrypted according to the protocol SCP80 to generate a fourth message of the Short Message Service transmitted to the remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Francesco Caserta
  • Patent number: 10136246
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a computer program product for selective pairing of wireless devices are provided. A pairing device scans for an advertising packet. The pairing device checks each scanned advertising packet for a shared key. The pairing device responds to the scanned advertising packet only when the advertising packet contains the shared key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: VITANET JAPAN, INC.
    Inventor: Takeo Yamada
  • Patent number: 10111120
    Abstract: A network anomaly diagnosis device and a method thereof are provided. The network anomaly diagnosis device includes a data analyzer configured to receive a control plane message for a service provided to a terminal by a mobile network operator (MNO) from the terminal and analyze the control plane message, a database configured to collect results of analyzing control plane messages for services provided to the terminal by different MNOs including the MNO from the data analyzer and store the result of analyzing the control plane message for each MNO, and a controller configured to compare the result of analyzing the control plane message of the MNO at the data analyzer with the result of analyzing the control plane message for each MNO, the result being stored in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yongdae Kim, Byeong Do Hong, Sung-Ju Lee, Shinjo Park, Hongil Kim, HyunWook Hong, Dongkwan Kim, Hyunwoo Choi
  • Patent number: 10111027
    Abstract: The described embodiments augment an activity performed in a first application at a source electronic device using a controller at a companion electronic device. The source electronic device receives controller information describing a controller that the activity performed in the first application accepts controller data from, determines a controller identifier for the controller information, and broadcasts a controller advertisement comprising the controller identifier. Upon receiving the controller advertisement, the companion electronic device determines whether a second application that can provide the controller data is available at the companion electronic device. If the second application is available, the companion electronic device establishes a cooperative-activity communication channel with the source electronic device. The companion electronic device uses the cooperative-activity communication channel to provide controller data to the source electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marc J. Krochmal, Christopher S. Linn, John J. Iarocci, Geoffrey G. Stahl, Jaques P. Gasselin de Richebourg, Alexander R. Ledwith
  • Patent number: 10103836
    Abstract: An apparatus (100) includes a canine harness (101) with a radio frequency inhibitor (400). A leash (1002) can serve as a control device (102). The leash can selectively mechanically couple to the canine harness and electrically couple an actuator (114) to the radio frequency inhibitor. When the actuator is actuated, the radio frequency inhibitor is to emit one or more radio frequency inhibition signals (405), which can include the emission of all programmed signals simultaneously. Radio frequency inhibitors can also be integrated into clothing or armor (1802), as well as equipment (1901). The radio frequency inhibitor can interrupt, suppress, or halt electronic detonation communications to an explosive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Timothy Patrick Dunnigan