Patents Examined by J. Miller
  • Patent number: 10291457
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure disclose an information transmission method, a base station and a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NANCHANG COOLPAD INTELLECTUAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Mingju Li, Yajun Zhu, Yunfei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10285901
    Abstract: A process of massaging a subject is provided that includes the provision of a vibratory massage roller having a casing with a casing surface extending over a length of the vibratory roller. A motor in included in the housing and is electrically coupled to a power source. The power source is energized to induce a vibratory amplitude to the surface that varies less than 30 amplitude percent across the central 70 percent of the length. The massage roller is contacted with the subject to massage the subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HEALTH E VIBRATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Brian P. Godfrey, Sandra Reboucas, Theodore B. Hill, Thomas A. Deiters
  • Patent number: 10287865
    Abstract: The flow of a stimulation fluid may be diverted from a high permeability zone to a low permeability portion of a subterranean formation by use of an acid soluble or acid degradable solid particulate and a composite of an acid or an acid generating compound adsorbed onto a water-insoluble adsorbent. Conductive flow of hydrocarbons from an occluded fracture may be resumed by release of the acid from the adsorbent or the acid generating compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Harold Dean Brannon, Stephen Jan Szymzak, D.V. Satyanarayana Gupta, Charles Elmer Bell
  • Patent number: 10285828
    Abstract: Knee orthoses or prostheses can be used to automatically, when appropriate, initiate a stand-up sequence based on the position of a person's knee with respect to the person's ankle while the person is in a seated position. When the knee is moved to a position that is forward of the ankle, at least one actuator of the orthosis or prosthesis is actuated to help raise the person from the seated position to a standing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Bionx Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh Miller Herr, Richard J. Casler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10287478
    Abstract: Curable resin compositions comprising an epoxy resin and a hydrazide curing agent and methods for using the curable resin compositions in cementing and/or remedial operations in a subterranean formation are provided. In one embodiment, the method may comprise combining an epoxy resin and a curing agent to form a curable resin composition, wherein the curing agent comprises a hydrazide curing agent; introducing the curable resin composition into a subterranean formation; and allowing the curable resin composition to at least partially cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Grady Kellum, Gregory Robert Hundt, Paul Joseph Jones, Jeffery Dwane Karcher
  • Patent number: 10285000
    Abstract: A wireless data processing device is described which periodically exits an unpowered state and transmits location data. For example, one embodiment of a wireless data processing device comprises: power circuitry for maintaining the wireless data processing device in a powered or unpowered state, the power circuitry causing the wireless data processing device to enter into an unpowered state responsive to user input; a timer to periodically power up the wireless device or portion thereof in response to reaching a predetermined time; a location services module determining a current location of the wireless data processing device using one or more specified location determination techniques; a transmit thread transmitting the current location of the wireless device over one or more specified communication channels; and the power circuitry powering down the wireless data processing device a second time after the current location has been transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander D. Schlaupitz, Joshua G. Wurzel, Ahmad Al-Dahle
  • Patent number: 10280737
    Abstract: Carbon quantum dots are used as tracers during the production of hydrocarbons. The tracer may be used to identify fluids produced from the reservoir. When used in the fracturing of multiple zones of the reservoir, qualitatively distinguishable carbon quantum dots may be used to identify the zone within the reservoir from which recovered fluid was produced. The carbon quantum dots may also be used in water flooding to determine water breakthrough in the production well. Upon water breakthrough in a production well, they may also be used to identify those injection wells from which breakthrough water originates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: D. V. Satyanarayana Gupta, Sankaran Murugesan, Oleksandr Kuznetsov, Radhika Suresh, Valery N. Khabasheku
  • Patent number: 10272845
    Abstract: Disclosed is an automobile Bluetooth receiver, which includes a Bluetooth receiver and an automobile charger for plugging the Bluetooth receiver therein. The Bluetooth receiver includes a receiver housing, a Bluetooth receiver module, a rechargeable battery, a switch, a first magnetic element and a plug. The rechargeable battery is electrically connected to the Bluetooth receiver module, and the plug is electrically connected to the Bluetooth receiver module and the rechargeable battery. The automobile charger includes an automobile charger housing, a PCB, and a second magnetic element attachable to the first magnetic component; and the automobile charger housing has a plug hole formed thereon and disposed proximate to a side of the receiver housing for receiving a plug and the plug is plugged into the plug hole and electrically coupled to the PCB. This disclosure improves the reliability of the charging and the convenience of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen Thousandshores Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ding He, Zhi Liu
  • Patent number: 10278024
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided to facilitate a return of a mobile device to an owner. A graphical user interface element is displayed, utilizing a display of a mobile device. A user input is detected in connection with the graphical user interface element, utilizing an input device of the mobile device. An interface is displayed including at least one return option for returning the mobile device to an owner of the mobile device, utilizing the display of the mobile device. Such interface is displayed in response to the detection of the user input in connection with the graphical user interface element utilizing the input device of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Reza Yazdani
  • Patent number: 10278079
    Abstract: A microwave transceiver comprises a plurality of antenna arrays, each of which is oriented in a different direction, and circuitry operable to automatically select which of the antenna arrays to use for establishing a microwave backhaul link with a link partner. The circuitry may comprise a plurality of front-ends, each of which may be operable to perform beamforming of signals transmitted and received via a respective one of the antenna arrays. The circuitry may comprise a modem circuit. For transmit operations, the modem may generate a modulated signal for output to one of the plurality of front-end circuits. For receive operations, the modem may demodulate a signal received from one of the plurality of front-end circuits. Each of the antenna arrays may be mounted to a different one of a plurality of surfaces of a housing of the microwave transceiver. The housing of the microwave transceiver may form a polyhedron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis Ling
  • Patent number: 10274601
    Abstract: A communications system comprising a master-node and a slave-node. The master-node comprising: a GNSS receiver configured to provide a GNSS based time reference signal; a master-timing-reference-calibrator configured to determine a master-timing-reference-calibration-signal, for calibrating the master reference timing circuit, based on the GNSS based time reference signal; and a master-reference-timing-circuit configured to provide a master-clock-signal based on the master-timing-reference-calibration-signal, wherein the master-clock-signal is a clock signal for the master-node; and a master-transmitter configured to determine a master-communications-signal using the master-clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Raf Lodewijk Jan Roovers
  • Patent number: 10277724
    Abstract: Injury to the digits, hand and wrist are associated with the frequent usage of portable hand-held electronic devices (“PEDs”), including but not limited to smartphones. This is true as well for injury to the neck and shoulder areas. The potential for injury to the digits, hand and wrist in particular is anticipated to be exacerbated by the larger smartphones, and especially the tablet-like smartphones. The ergonomic accessory of the invention has several embodiments whose design is intended to ameliorate if not prevent such injuries. Certain embodiments are partially or fully case-like in form so that they envelope to a greater or lesser degree, such hand-held electronic devices. Another embodiment attaches to a PED through an element of the PED such as the charging socket. The accessory also removably attaches the hand of the user or provides a secure holding surface for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Peter M. Roncetti, Robert S. Gluck
  • Patent number: 10270902
    Abstract: A mobile core network with distributed data services is provided. The mobile core network includes distributed mobile cores associated with mobile data service (MDS) agents at distributed data centers. A central MDS agent is host at a central data center providing legacy mobility management entity (MME) functions. The central MDS agent and the MDS agents at the distributed data centers coordinate with each other for synchronizing context information, such as subscriber data, session context data and metrics data of UEs, so that the context information is available at the central data center and the distributed data centers when or before it is requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaippallimalil Mathew John, Frank Mademann, Fenqin Zhu
  • Patent number: 10271215
    Abstract: An example access controller (AC) can receive an encrypted management frame from an access point (AP) associated with the AC, decrypt the encrypted management frame, and send the decrypted management frame to the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Mohd Shahnawaz Siraj, Aidan Doyle
  • Patent number: 10267112
    Abstract: A bottom hole assembly (BHA) contains a motor and a section mill for milling in an uphole direction after blade extension with circulating fluid through the BHA. Below the section mill is sensing equipment to detect location of a bridge formed by the cuttings or swarf from the section mill. A secondary mill oriented for cutting in a downhole direction is located at the bottom of the BHA for use in removal of the bridge. The sensing equipment delivers in real time data as to the density of the bridge so that decisions to interrupt the section milling and to lower the secondary mill to the bridge can be made in real time. Cement is pumped and displaced by a wiper plug to plug and abandon the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Clem, Lei Fang
  • Patent number: 10264112
    Abstract: A special-purpose mobile communication device using low-bandwidth cellular technology designed for IoT applications, such Narrowband LTE for IoT, is used to securely exchange voice messages in real-time or near real-time with another user. The voice messages are short duration voice messages, also referred to as voice clips, that are capable of being compressed using file compression algorithms instead of stream compression methods ordinarily used for real-time audio. A general-purpose mobile communication device activates the special-purpose devices and creates a private network for securely exchanging the voice messages between the devices. The general-purpose device also operates a mobile application that interfaces with a cloud-based mobile voice communication and location tracking system to manage the voice messages and track the location of the special-purpose device using Observed Time Difference of Arrival measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MUCHI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Javier Cardona
  • Patent number: 10260326
    Abstract: The invention relates to injecting steam into crude oil for several benefits, primarily of which is to remove salt by transferring the salt into the condensed water from the steam. Steam transfers salt via a different transfer mechanism and therefore doesn't require the high shear mixing of conventional water injection systems. As such, steam injection through a variety of procedures, is more efficient at gathering salt into water that itself is easier to remove from the crude oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventors: Keith H. Lawson, Derek H. Willman
  • Patent number: 10264518
    Abstract: A cell-search method for a cellular communication device capable of communicating via a first radio-access technology, RAT, in a first frequency band, and via a second RAT in a second frequency band, which is in a higher frequency region than the first frequency band is disclosed. The method comprises performing a first cell search in the first frequency band in order to detect a first cell of the first RAT. The method further comprises, if such a first cell is detected, synchronizing to the first cell, without registering to the first cell, determining a reference frequency error estimate between a local reference frequency of the cellular communication device and reference frequency of the first cell, and thereafter performing a second cell search, based on the reference frequency error estimate, in the second frequency band to detect a second cell of the second RAT. A corresponding cellular communication device, computer program product, and computer-readable medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Andres Reial
  • Patent number: 10259991
    Abstract: Multifunctional proppants made up of proppant particles that are at least partially coated by a biocide, a breaker, and a cross-linking agent. These components can be positioned around the proppant particles so they function in a sequential or time-release manner. The multifunctional proppants can be provided in fracturing fluids to form or maintain one or more fractures in a subterranean zone penetrated by a well bore and which can minimize or inhibiting bacterial growth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Prashnat D. Chopade, Phillip D. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10254424
    Abstract: Acoustic particle metamaterials in Smart Proppants reflect sound waves at distinct frequency ranges when receiving sounds from an above ground or in-ground source. Sound receivers at separated locations receive the reflected sound waves at distinct times, providing information on location of the Smart Proppants, which are mixed with conventional proppants. The Smart Proppants prevent transmission of waves at precise ranges of frequencies and reflect those waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Oceanit Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob Freas Pollock, Vinod P. Veedu, Christopher J. Sullivan, Glen Nakafuji