Patents Examined by Jianxun Yang
  • Patent number: 10547994
    Abstract: A storage element for a warehouse rack may be provided. The storage element is adapted for housing goods and can be positioned compact in at least two dimensions. The storage element comprises a computing device comprising a memory storing at least a unique identifier and data about the goods housed by the storage element, a plurality of antennas external to the computing device mounted at outer sides of the storage element. The antennas are adapted for a communication to antennas of neighboring storage elements. The antennas are electrically connectable to the computing device. The storage element also comprises a switch controller adapted for switchable connecting one of the plurality of antennas to the computing device at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marcus Breuer, Bernd Freitag, Frank Krick, Tim Oswald
  • Patent number: 10528054
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting features from multi-modal image-like data representations. The system includes a wavelet transformer configured to, via at least one processor, receive image data and to wavelet transform the image data, thereby providing decomposed image data divided into frequency sub-bands. The system further includes an artificial neural network configured to receive and process at least one sub-band of the decomposed image data to detect image features based thereon, the artificial neural network configured to output the detected image features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Guangyu J. Zou
  • Patent number: 10530912
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a transparent front glass cover including a planar portion that forms a front surface of the electronic device, a planar rear glass cover that forms a rear surface of the electronic device, a metal bezel that surrounds a space formed by the front glass cover and the rear glass cover, and a flexible display device that is embedded in the space and exposed through the front glass cover. The front cover includes a left bent portion and a right bent portion on the left and right of the planar portion at the center of the front cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Cheul Moon, Sang-In Baek, Kwon-Ho Son, Min-Sung Lee, Bong-Suk Choi, Gyeong-Tae Kim, Jae-Il Seo, Na-Young Chu, Kyung-Pil Kim
  • Patent number: 10520450
    Abstract: A substrate inspection method in a substrate treatment system including a plurality of treatment apparatuses each performing a predetermined treatment on a substrate, includes: imaging a surface of a substrate before being treated in the treatment apparatuses to acquire a first substrate image; extracting a predetermined feature amount from the first substrate image; selecting an inspection recipe corresponding to the feature amount extracted from the first substrate image, from a storage unit in which a plurality of inspection recipes each set corresponding to the feature amount in a different range are stored; imaging the surface of the substrate after being treated in the treatment apparatuses to acquire a second substrate image; and determining presence or absence of a defect of the substrate, based on the selected inspection recipe and the second substrate image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Takuya Mori, Makoto Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 10516208
    Abstract: An electronic device, of the present disclosure, may include: a housing; an antenna unit disposed inside the housing and including a conductive pattern configured to generate a magnetic field; a plate comprising at least a part of the housing and including a material through which at least a part of the magnetic field generated by the conductive pattern can pass; and a control circuit configured to transmit at least one piece of payment information to an external device using the conductive pattern, wherein the antenna unit including the conductive pattern includes: a first coil having a first plurality of turns that is substantially perpendicular to one surface of the plate; and a second coil having a second plurality of turns that is substantially parallel to the surface of the plate, and a shielding structure comprising a shielding material is disposed inside the first coil or below the second coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-Sup Lee, Youn-Ju Kim, Kyeong-Jo Keum, Jung-Sik Park
  • Patent number: 10503972
    Abstract: An automated communication design analysis and construction system includes that includes one or more intelligent communication design servers, comprising: a normalization module that converts communication content files for different recipients to normalized intermediate format files; an objects identification and quantification module that identifies text objects and image objects in the normalized intermediate format files; a cross recipient group analysis module configured to identify static global objects that are invariant between recipients, data variables, and variable global objects that vary between recipients in the normalized intermediate format files; and an intelligent communication content learning and constructing engine that can construct standard communication design files based on the static global objects, the data variables, and the variable global objects. A data storage stores the communication content files and the standard communication design files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Shutterfly, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron P. Reihl, Sairam Vangapally, Aaron Gregory Rasset
  • Patent number: 10503986
    Abstract: A passenger information detection device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires an image imaged by an imaging device that is provided in an interior space of a vehicle to image a passenger seated on a seat and a detection value of a load sensor provided on the seat; a first calculation unit that calculates first information that is information on a face of the passenger from the image; and a second calculation unit that calculates second information that is information on a body size of the passenger based on the first information and the detection value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Fujii, Shin Osuga
  • Patent number: 10498378
    Abstract: A beam plan that defines beams generated by a satellite that satisfy a set of communication service requirements is obtained. Fade condition information that indicates an amount of fade at particular geographic areas for one or more of the beams is obtained. A modification to the beam plan that mitigates the amount of fade at the particular geographic areas for the one or more of the beams is determined. The beam plan is modified based on the determined modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: RKF Engineering Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Freedman, Erik Halvorson, Michael Mandell, Ted Kaplan, Arnold Berman, Brian Sipos, Scott Conrad Markley, David Marshack
  • Patent number: 10491736
    Abstract: A computer system includes a memory and computer-readable instructions stored at the memory and executable by a microprocessor to: initiating power on mode in order to execute a UEFI firmware for OS boot up procedure; initiating pairing with a Bluetooth device; saving a pairing connection data of the Bluetooth device to memory; retrieving the pairing connection data under Operating System environment; and initiating automatic pairing with the Bluetooth device based on the pairing connection data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN MEGATRENDS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Chin-Sung Lo, Tsung-En Lin
  • Patent number: 10484032
    Abstract: A light bulb or other lamp device incorporating improved antenna configurations and integrated networking equipment is described herein. In one example, a LED light bulb is arranged to include a wireless transceiver and related wireless network processing circuitry, and is coupled to multiple antennas configured to receive and transmit signals using spatial diversity, beamforming, multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO), or other multi-antenna techniques. The heat sink in the light bulb may be purposed to provide one or more of the multiple antennas, such as use of respective heat sink structures to serve as a diversity antenna. The wireless network processing circuitry may be used for control of the light bulb or for operability with wireless and non-wireless networks. For example, the network processing circuitry may operate as a wireless network access point, repeater, relay, bridge, or like function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BBY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Farhad Nourbakhsh
  • Patent number: 10477041
    Abstract: A non-transitory recording medium of a mobile terminal having contains instructions which, when executed by the controller, cause the mobile terminal to receive a user condition, identify a designated device, receive ability information from the designated device, receive availability information, transmit first execution instruction information to the designated device in response to determination that the user condition falls within the rage of the ability information, the first execution instruction information instruction execution of the operation according to the user condition, determine whether the availability information is the first value or the second value in response to determination that the user condition is out of the range of the ability information, and transmit second execution instruction information to the designated device in response to determination that the availability information is the first value, the second execution instruction information instructing execution of the operation
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: 10469178
    Abstract: A method including determining if there is in device co-existence interference during operation of the device; and causing information about in device co-existence interference and information about measurements performed by the device to be transmitted to a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Benoist Pierre Sebire, Guillaume Decarreau
  • Patent number: 10466345
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device may receive samples of wireless signals in a time interval, where the wireless signals are associated with the second electronic device. Then, the interface circuit may generate, based at least in part on the samples, pseudospectra corresponding to eigenfilters associated with eigenvectors of a signal spectrum, where the pseudospectra correspond to a set of times of arrival of the samples. Moreover, for a given peak in the pseudospectra, the interface circuit may determine an associated number of additional peaks within a temporal bin that includes the given peak, where the given peak is associated with one of the set of times of arrival. Next, the interface circuit may select a subset of the peaks having a top-N numbers of additional peaks, where N is an integer. Furthermore, the interface circuit may select lower time of arrival for the subset of the peaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Konstantinos Sarrigeorgidis
  • Patent number: 10470009
    Abstract: A test device for a wireless communication device comprises a device support that accommodates the wireless communication device, a movable position determination device, a number of wireless probes for communicating with the wireless communication device, and a mechanical probe support, wherein the wireless probes are mechanically coupled to the probe support and the probe support is mechanically coupled to the position determination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Corbett Rowell, Hendrik Bartko, Adam Tankielun
  • Patent number: 10469116
    Abstract: A portable communication device (200) provides a remote speaker microphone (RSM) (204) that is adaptable to a plurality of interchangeable bridge interface modules. The plurality of interchangeable bridge interface modules may comprise interchangeable camera (212), (218) and non-camera (220) bridge interface modules that couple between the RSM (204) and a power source (208). The power source (208) may also be interchangeable via a portable battery (212) or corded power module (214). The portable communication device is shoulder mountable and well suited to portable public safety applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Chi T. Tran, Jorge L. Garcia, Ryan M. Nilsen
  • Patent number: 10469121
    Abstract: A non-linear shunt circuit is coupled in a shunt-type configuration (e.g., parallel to an RF switch shunt branch) between a main signal line and ground in an RF circuit, and includes a harmonic cancellation element (HCE) (e.g., back-to-back diodes or diode-connected FETs) configured to cancel third harmonics generated on the main signal line by operation of an RF switch. The RF switch includes a series branch made up of multiple FETs coupled in series in the main signal line between a transmitter/receiver circuit and an antenna. The HCE is coupled to the main signal line either by way of a mid-point node or an input/output terminal of the RF switch's series branch. The non-linear shunt circuit also includes optional protection circuits that provide frequency-independent impedance through the HCE. Various techniques (e.g., active biasing) are optionally utilized to increase effectiveness to a wider range of the switch input power levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Newport Fab, LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Hurwitz, Roda Kanawati
  • Patent number: 10460698
    Abstract: A method for rendering a electronic content on a rendering device, the rendering device communicating with a mobile device. The method includes: recognition of data acquired by the mobile device in order to obtain metadata associated to the acquired data; selection of a rendering device; retrieval of configuration parameters of the selected rendering device; based on the configuration parameters of the selected rendering device, determination of a set of metadata associated to the acquired data the selected rendering device is able to render; and transmission to the selected rendering device of an electronic content to be rendered, the electronic content consisting at least in the metadata associated to the acquired data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Kazuki Kizawa, Jeremy Julien Godefroid, Asako Nakano
  • Patent number: 10445874
    Abstract: An under vehicle scanning system that detects a dissimilar object in a vehicle is provided. The under vehicle scanning system includes a scanner and acquisition module that captures 3D images of an undercarriage of the vehicle at multiple instants, an analysis and processing module that processes the 3D images to obtain 3D profiles of the vehicle, and a display module that highlights the dissimilar object. The analysis and processing module is configured to: (a) normalize variations in orientation of the 3D profiles of the vehicle's undercarriage, (b) generate a 3D signature of the vehicle based on the normalized 3D profiles of the vehicle's undercarriage, (c) identify a model of the vehicle based on the 3D signature of the vehicle, and (d) compare the 3D profiles of the vehicle with a standard profile of the undercarriage of a same model vehicle using the 3D signature to detect the dissimilar object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Anoop G Prabhu, Kapil Bardeja
  • Patent number: 10447349
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes a first tag installed on a ground outside a track for a running train, the first tag being driven by wirelessly received power, a second tag installed outside a side face of the train and above the first tag, the side face extending in a running direction, the second tag being driven by wirelessly received power, a wireless communicator which is installed in the train and performs wireless communication with the first tag and the second tag, and an antenna which is installed in the train and has a gain in directions of the first tag and the second tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Takahiro Sekiguchi, Noritaka Deguchi, Tatsuma Hirano, Makoto Higaki, Kazuhiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 10425169
    Abstract: A system, method, and WiFi test chamber. The WiFi test chamber includes a case defining a number of isolation chambers. The case is configured to prevent radio frequency signals from entering the number of isolation chambers. The WiFi test chamber includes a number of wireless access points (WAPs) with one of the wireless access points in each of the number of isolation chambers. The WiFi test chamber includes interfaces extending from the exterior from the case and connected to the plurality of WAPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: FEDEX SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS & ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Jimmie Paul Partee