Patents Examined by Hsin-Chun Liao
  • Patent number: 10204231
    Abstract: A method for providing an authenticated connection between at least two communication partners including implementing a server application on a first communication partner of the at least two communication partners, implementing a first user application on a second communication partner of the at least two communication partners, and carrying out an application-related pairing between the server application on the first communication partner and the first user application on the second communication partner for producing an application-restricted authenticated connection between the first communication partner and the first user application on the second communication partner. The method enables a coupling of at least two communication partners which is effected at the application level and is independent of the protection of the communication connection between the communication partners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Timo Winkelvos, Alexander Tschache, Martin Wuschke
  • Patent number: 10182326
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for controlling a connection between a first device and a second device by using a Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) or a Bluetooth BR/EDR. According to the present invention, the control device transmits first control information for changing the mode of the device to at least one of the first device and the second device, and connects the first device to the second device The second device can control the connection between the first device and the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsoo Lee, Hyunsik Yang
  • Patent number: 10177831
    Abstract: A particular communications protocol is used for antenna training to accomplish directional communications in a wireless communications network. In some embodiments, pertinent information for various requests, responses, and status reports, is included in information elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Carlos Cordeiro
  • Patent number: 10175790
    Abstract: A decoration enclosure and a terminal are provided. The decoration enclosure is configured for decorating a fingerprint identification structure of the input assembly, and includes a decoration ring and a support rim. The support rim extends inwards from an inner wall of the decoration ring and supports the fingerprint identification structure. The decoration enclosure includes a flange extending outwards from an outer wall of the decoration ring, the flange and the decoration ring are separately formed, the decoration ring includes a muff-coupling portion connected to the support rim, and the flange is fitted over the muff-coupling portion. The flange includes a first protrusion and a second protrusion coupled to the first protrusion. The first protrusion includes a first portion and a second portion. The second portion is coupled to the first portion and the second protrusion, and the second portion protrudes beyond the first portion and the second protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoukuan Wu, Zanjian Zeng
  • Patent number: 10142014
    Abstract: A system and method for providing network information using a short-range wireless communication path between a communication device and a terminal device is described. In some examples, authentication information is required from the terminal device prior to communication of the network information. In some examples, the short-range wireless communication path is disconnected and reestablished in which one of the terminal device and the communication device changes operation modes of a short-range wireless interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10141966
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and servers for as-needed update of a trusted list are provided herein. An electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) server receives a request for an eSIM of a particular type from a wireless device. The eSIM server evaluates the particular type and requests an eSIM of the particular type from a second eSIM server, which is not initially trusted by a secure element (SE) of the wireless device. The eSIM server sends a policy update to the wireless device. The wireless device passes the policy update to the SE, for example, a universal integrated circuit card (UICC). The UICC updates the trusted list with an identity of the second eSIM server. When the wireless device downloads a bound profile package (BPP) containing an eSIM from the second eSIM server, the UICC validates the BPP based on the updated trusted list. The eSIM is then installed on the UICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Avinash Narasimhan, Hemant Purswani, Clark P. Mueller, David T. Haggerty, Li Ll, Arun G. Mathias, Najeeb M. Abdulrahiman
  • Patent number: 10135515
    Abstract: A particular communications protocol is used for antenna training to accomplish directional communications in a wireless communications network. In some embodiments, pertinent information for various requests, responses, and status reports, is included in information elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Carlos Cordeiro
  • Patent number: 10136274
    Abstract: A method (100) for generating an indication of remaining battery life for a wireless device is disclosed. The wireless device is positioned in an installation location and operable for radio communication with a communication network node. The method comprises estimating a signal loss between the wireless device in the installation location and the communication network node (120) and mapping the estimated signal loss to an indication of remaining battery life for the wireless device (130). The mapping is based on remaining battery capacity for the wireless device and estimated energy consumption of the wireless device for radio communication, the estimated energy consumption being generated from the estimated signal loss and determined communication parameters for the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Fredrik Lindqvist, Niklas Johansson
  • Patent number: 10104525
    Abstract: Disclosed are NFC-enabled communication systems for provisioning wireless vehicle communication, control logic for operating such systems, and motor vehicles equipped with an onboard NFC-enabled device for short-range communication with one or more off-board NFC-enabled devices. A disclosed method for provisioning data exchange between an onboard electronic device of a motor vehicle and an off-board electronic device includes detecting if NFC-enabled components of the onboard and off-board electronic devices are within a predetermined proximity of each other and, if the components are within proximity, establishing a wireless communications session between the devices. After establishing the wireless communications session, determining whether or not to grant the off-board electronic device access to an NFC tag in the NFC-enabled component of the onboard electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Craig Kaiser, Donald K. Grimm, Timothy J. Talty
  • Patent number: 10097261
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for replacing hardware during active communications. A replacement circuit may be added into a communication system during active communications with a link peer, with a circuit being replaced handling signals communicated with the link peer. The replacement circuit may be configured to handle a first subset of the signals communicated with the link peer, with the circuit being replaced being configured to handle a second subset of the signals communicated with the link peer. Signals of the first subset and the second subset may differ based on at least one signal related attribute. After ensuring that the replacement circuit is operating correctly, the replacement circuit may be configured to handle all signals communicated with the peer link, and the circuit being replaced may be configured for removal. The replacement circuit and the circuit being replaced may interact during the replacement sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MAXLINEAR, INC.
    Inventor: Curtis Ling
  • Patent number: 10090834
    Abstract: A radio frequency antenna switch includes an antenna port, a radio frequency signal port, and at least one branch connected to the antenna port or the radio frequency signal port, where each branch includes multiple transistors which are connected in a stacked manner. Each transistor in the multiple transistors has a multi-finger structure, comprising at least one first finger used as a source and at least one second finger used as a drain. Each first finger is connected, using multiple first vias, to a source corresponding to the first finger, and each second finger is connected, using multiple second vias, to a drain corresponding to the second finger. The number of the first vias and the number of the second vias of a preset number of transistors in the multiple transistors progressively decrease in a direction away from the antenna port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinger Yang, Yusong Chi, Jinhan Fan
  • Patent number: 10069591
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determining if a signal of interest, for example, a licensed signal having or exceeding a predetermined field strength, is present in a wireless spectrum and/or which facilitates such a determination are described. The signal of interest maybe, e.g., a television signal or a wireless microphone signal using licensed television spectrum. The predetermined field strength may be specified or by a government regulation or rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen J. Shellhammer
  • Patent number: 10061412
    Abstract: A mobile information display terminal narrows a width from the outermost portion of a chassis to an outermost portion of the effective display area by using a sealing part between the chassis and a flat surface of the display panel. The chassis has a panel facing wall that faces a main face of a touch-equipped display panel. The sealing part has an annular shape that substantially matches a periphery of an inner surface of said glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Takefumi Masuda, Mi Zhou
  • Patent number: 10038409
    Abstract: Methods and devices are described for reducing receiver complexity in an RF front-end stage. In one exemplary implementation, a switch is used to connect a plurality of receive paths to a single input amplifier of a transceiver unit used the RF front-end stage. In another exemplary implementation, the switch has a tunable network which can be tuned with respect to various frequencies of operation of the receive path and associated RF signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: pSemi Corporation
    Inventor: Dan William Nobbe
  • Patent number: 10024659
    Abstract: A coordinate-measuring system and related method for securely and intelligently coupling and connecting a mobile terminal device to a stationary coordinate-measuring device. A mobile terminal is arranged to be physically separate from and movable in relation to the coordinate-measuring device and is designed for the operation of the coordinate-measuring device. The coordinate-measuring device and the mobile terminal are designed to establish an authenticated wireless connection for exchanging data between the coordinate-measuring device and the mobile terminal. An identifier, which uniquely identifies the coordinate-measuring device, and a dynamic first key are associated with the coordinate-measuring device. The dynamic first key represents an access authorization and preferably also a degree of access authorization of the user. The mobile terminal device is also designed to request the first key from the user. The first key is used for authentication in the establishment of the wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIELLE MESSTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Matthias Riek
  • Patent number: 10027367
    Abstract: Various signal processing techniques may benefit from appropriate handling. For example, certain signal processors may benefit from quarter wavelength unit delay and complex weight coefficient continuous-time filters. A method can include splitting an input signal into a plurality of signal paths. The method can also include complex weighting, for each signal path, a respective signal. The method can further include summing outputs of the signal paths. The method can additionally include providing an output comprising the sum of the signal paths. The complex weighting can be configured to independently control gain, phase and delay of the output signal over broadband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Antti Heiskanen, Eero Koukkari
  • Patent number: 10015257
    Abstract: A method of operating a vehicle wireless access point (WAP), including the steps of establishing short range wireless communication between a vehicle WAP and one or more wireless devices over one or more corresponding communication channels operating over a first frequency band; suspending the communication between the vehicle WAP and the wireless device(s); scanning for another non-vehicle WAP using the first frequency band; connecting the vehicle WAP as a client device to the non-vehicle WAP; resuming the communication with at least some of the wireless device(s) over the wireless communication channel(s); and providing the wireless device(s) with data access to remote networks sequentially via both the vehicle WAP and the non-vehicle WAP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Lakshmi V. Thanayankizil
  • Patent number: 10015652
    Abstract: A wireless communication equipment capable of securing the reliability and validity of transmission data, for example, a near-field wireless communication equipment compliant with Bluetooth, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Platforms, Ltd.
    Inventor: Noriyuki Kura
  • Patent number: 10003393
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system including an RF switch connected with an antenna system that includes a first antenna and a second antenna. The system can include, where the RF switch has a first position in which the first antenna operates as the primary antenna and the second antenna operates as the diversity antenna, and wherein the RF switch has a second position in which the second antenna operates as the primary antenna and the first antenna operates as the diversity antenna. The system can include a controller coupled with the matching network and with the RF switch, where the controller receives first measurements associated with the antenna system, and where the controller adjusts the RF switch to select between the first and second positions according to the first measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Matthew Russell Greene
  • Patent number: 9996221
    Abstract: Systems and methods allow a user to interact with an augmented reality device. In one implementation, a wearable device establishes a communication path with a user of the wearable device and at least one individual. The wearable device includes a display; at least one sensor configured to provide an output indicative of a viewing direction of the user; and at least one processing device. The at least one processing device is configured to monitor the viewing direction of the user based on the output of the at least one sensor; determine, based on the monitored viewing direction, whether the user is looking in the direction of the at least one individual; and establish the communication path between the user and the at least one individual if the user is determined to be looking in the direction of the at least one individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Upskill, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Adams Ballard, James Leighton Athey, Edward Robert English, Todd Richard Reily, Harold Ronald Villanueva Tagunicar, Michael Anthony Sciscenti