Patents Examined by Kabir A Timory
  • Patent number: 10290368
    Abstract: A system and method for bulk encoding medical items in a tracking system in a healthcare facility comprises attaching to each of a plurality of identical medical items a blank RFID tag. When activated simultaneously, the serial numbers of all RFID tags on all the identical medical items are read and their serial numbers are associated with the pre-stored characteristics of the medical item in a data base. The RFID tags are blank in that they include no human-readable data concerning the medical article to which the RFID tag is attached. A data mining system and method are provided for mining the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MEPS Real-Time, Inc.
    Inventor: Jimmy C. Caputo
  • Patent number: 10284259
    Abstract: A distributed antenna and backhaul system provide network connectivity for a small cell deployment. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications and existing power line infrastructure. Above ground backhaul connections via power lines and line-of-sight millimeter-wave band signals as well as underground backhaul connections via buried electrical conduits can provide connectivity to the distributed base stations. An overhead millimeter-wave system can also be used to provide backhaul connectivity. Modules can be placed onto existing infrastructure, such as streetlights and utility poles, and the modules can contain base stations and antennas to transmit the millimeter-waves to and from other modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Farhad Barzegar, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10284359
    Abstract: The present invention claims a clock synchronization frequency offset estimation method adapted to a WIA-PA network, and belongs to the technical field of industrial wireless sensor networks. The method comprises the following steps: A. receiving a beacon frame, broadcast by a time source device, by a child node in the WIA-PA network in each time synchronization period to obtain a sending timestamp and a receiving timestamp, then adjusting a local time by taking a difference value between the two timestamps as a time adjustment quantity, repeating the process above, and after a plurality of synchronization periods, separately estimating a frequency offset with a statistical signal estimation method; and B. when anode is required to report its own time, compensating a node time with the estimated relative frequency offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CHONGQING UNIVERSITY OF POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Ping Wang, Heng Wang, Haiyong Zeng
  • Patent number: 10284404
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for scheduling a data channel to support a user equipment (UE) using various bandwidth parts (BWPs) in a next-generation/5G radio access network. According to one embodiment, a method may be provided for receiving a downlink (DL) data channel or transmitting an uplink (UL) data channel by a user equipment (UE). The method may include: receiving bandwidth part (BWP) setup information about a BWP set configured with one or more BWPs set up with regard to the UE from a base station (BS); and receiving DL control information (DCI) including information for indicating one among the one or more BWPs included in the BWP set configured by the BWP setup information from the BS, wherein a DL data channel is received or a UL data channel is transmitted through the one BWP indicated by the DCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyujin Park, Woo-jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10275967
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to transforming an ordinary remote control into an IoT device. IoT provides an opportunity to enable and extend traditional technology products in seamless and cost-effective way. As an example, a remote control for garage door openers is transformed, thereby allowing users of smart phones to remotely activate the garage door openers from anywhere in the world. The transformation virtually eliminates installation and integration difficulties, without losing any functionality. The IoT-powered devices also open the opportunity of whole world of M2M automation and benefits, such as automatically closing all garage doors after 9 PM or when people are away from the home. This technology further enables the power of smart phones, connected watches, tablets, IoT and M2M devices disruptively, changing how we live and interact with machines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Kyu Han Chong
  • Patent number: 10278071
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides for a method for providing a mobile device-based community corrections supervision system. The method includes receiving an alert, from a remote server, via an enrollee's mobile device, to perform a check-in and receiving acknowledgement of the alert from the enrollee. Additionally, the method then requests the enrollee to recite displayed text and records the enrollee as the displayed text is recited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTELMATE LLC
    Inventors: Richard Torgersrud, Curt Clifton, Christopher Ditto, Brendan Hyland
  • Patent number: 10277346
    Abstract: A high efficiency secondary signal combiner may include a frequency division multiplexer that is configured to receive two or more signals and produce a combined signal. The combined signal may include the two or more signals, and each of the two or more signals may be in different Nyquist zones. The combiner may also include a wideband analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that is configured to frequency shift the combined signal by sub-sampling the two or more signals to produce a sub-sampled signal in a Nyquist zone that is different from the Nyquist zones of the two or more signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: James M. Downey, Bryan L. Schoenholz, Joseph A. Downey
  • Patent number: 10270511
    Abstract: A system and method is provided wherein channel state information assisted MIMO transmission based on singular value decomposition (SVD) (204) (304) simplifies the decoding process. The present invention is a joint source and channel coding system and method for robust wireless multimedia communication. Using the fact that SVD redistributes the channel energy in a descending way, the base layer of the Fine-Grained-Scalability (FGS) (208) is mapped to the highest signal-to-noise (SNR) path to obtain better protection, while other enhancement layers are mapped to other paths such that less important layers are mapped to lower SNR paths in the SVD-decomposed channel. A multiple description code (MDC) (207) is also used in this manner such that at least one coded stream is provided more protection because of the high SNR. This invention pertains to any MIMO based wireless multimedia communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Xuemei Ouyang
  • Patent number: 10270492
    Abstract: In accordance with disclosed embodiments, a first power line communication (PLC) device connected to a PLC network includes channel control logic that assigns a first channel of the PLC network for transmission on a power line of PLC data packets between the first PLC device and a second PLC device connected to the PLC network and assigns a second channel of the PLC network for transmission on the power line of PLC data packets between the first PLC device and the third PLC device connected to the PLC network. The PLC device includes a transceiver that receives and transmits PLC data packets on the PLC network and which operates as a bridge device that communicates on both the first and second channels to pass PLC data packets between the second PLC device and the third PLC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yanjun Sun, Minghua Fu, Xiaolin Lu
  • Patent number: 10270498
    Abstract: An illustrative example embodiment of a detector device includes a receiver configured to receive radiation comprising a plurality of codes. Each of the codes is associated with one of a plurality of transmissions and each of the codes is distinct from the other codes. A processor is configured to obtain information corresponding to at least one predetermined phase code spectrum for the codes, determine a demodulated signal spectrum of radiation received by the at least one receiver, determine at least one characteristic of the determined demodulated signal spectrum, adjust the at least one predetermined phase code spectrum based on the determined characteristic to generate an adjusted phase code spectrum, and refine the determined demodulated signal spectrum based on the adjusted phase code spectrum to generate a refined demodulated signal spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Kan Fu
  • Patent number: 10271378
    Abstract: Digital mobile communications devices and methods for mobile peer to peer direct communications. Processing a touch screen generated signal into a processed touch screen control signal for controlling mobile devices. Processing fingerprint signal for authenticating a user of a mobile device. Processing in a mobile device a motion detector generated signal into a motion detector generated control signal, for navigation control of mobile device. Modulation and demodulation, transmission and reception of one Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) signals and conversion of the received OFDM signal into a different OFDM signal. Received spread spectrum signals from 3G or 4G cellular systems are converted into OFDM signals and transmitted in a wireless network, e.g. a Wi-Fi network. Received OFDM signals, received in a first RF frequency band, are demodulated and in a repeater mode are re-transmitted in a cellular system or network in a second OFDM radio frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Kamilo Feher
  • Patent number: 10255770
    Abstract: System and method for detecting a leakage of a nutrient from soil is provided. The nutrient is applied by a nutrient applicator associated with a work vehicle. The method includes receiving, by one or more processors, sensor signals from at least one sensor coupled to a nutrient applicator that observes a temperature of the soil and generates sensor signals based on the observation. The method includes determining, by the one or more processors, whether the observed temperature of the soil exceeds a pre-defined threshold temperature. The method includes generating, by the one or more processors, one or more notifications to a human-machine interface that the nutrient has leaked from the soil based on the observed temperature exceeding the pre-defined threshold temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Mark E. Barker
  • Patent number: 10256894
    Abstract: In certain aspects of the present disclosure, an apparatus for wireless communications is provided. The apparatus comprises a plurality of block circuits, wherein each one of the plurality of block circuits is configured to receive a respective plurality of signals from a respective subset of antenna elements of an antenna array. Each one of the plurality of block circuits comprises a respective plurality of phase shifters configured to shift phases of the respective plurality of signals to obtain a respective plurality of phase-shifted signals, and a respective combiner configured to combine the respective plurality of phase-shifted signals into a respective combined signal. The apparatus also comprises a plurality of time-delay elements configured to delay the combined signals to obtain a plurality of delayed combined signals, and a combiner configured to combine the plurality of delayed combined signals into a total combined signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alecsander Eitan, Amichai Sanderovich
  • Patent number: 10257005
    Abstract: An apparatus includes circuitry that processes a subframe as part of a time-domain signal frame structure used for radio frequency communications. The subframe includes a plurality of block symbols each having an associated time-domain guard period and one or more radio frequency (RF) switching guard periods. Each block symbol of the plurality of block symbols is either a common block symbol or a special block symbol. A common block symbol has a common time-domain guard period with all other common block symbols of the subframe. A special block symbol has a time-domain guard period different from the common time-domain guard period. All the special block symbols in the subframe are placed into the one or more RF switching guard periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Löhning, Achim Nahler, Nikhil Kundargi
  • Patent number: 10250417
    Abstract: One feature pertains to an apparatus that includes a first stage track and hold circuit that subsamples a receive equalizer output of a receive equalizer, and a second stage track and hold circuit that generates a first signal representative of an average voltage value of a logical value at the receive equalizer output when a high frequency bit pattern is detected, and a second signal representative of an average voltage value of the logical value at the receive equalizer output when a steady state bit pattern is detected. The apparatus further includes a comparator circuit that generates a comparator output signal that indicates which of the first signal and the second signal has a greater magnitude, and a processing circuit that generates equalizer tuning signals based on the comparator output signal to adjust parameters of an equalizer that affects the receive equalizer output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Bo Sun, Daniel Butterfield
  • Patent number: 10243766
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identifying and compensating for offsets in received transmission signals in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a vehicle telematics device includes a processor, a transceiver connected to the processor, and a memory connected to the processor and storing a signal detection application, wherein the signal detection application directs the processor to command the transceiver to acquire a transmitted signal based on a set of listening parameters, store the transmitted signal as received signal data, determine the presence of a signal offset by determining monotonicity in the received signal data, generate offset data based on the determined monotonicity, command the transceiver to adjust at least one listening parameter based on the offset data, demodulate the received signal data based on the adjusted listening parameters, and issue a low power command signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LoJack Corporation
    Inventor: Yvonne Whelan
  • Patent number: 10236961
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for processing beamforming signals of a passive time-delay structure are disclosed. One apparatus includes a node that includes baseband processing circuitry that is operative to receive and processes transmission signals, a passive time-delay structure that is preconfigured to generate a plurality of output signal, an antenna array, wherein the antenna array is operative to receive and transmit the plurality of output signals of the passive time-delay structure, wherein delays of the passive time-delay structure provide for the formation of a beamforming pattern by the transmitted plurality of output signals, and a controller. The controller is operative to determine a characterization of the beamforming pattern. The baseband processing circuitry operates to process the transmission signals based at least in part on the characterization of the beamforming pattern, and the node transmits the processed transmission signals to the one or more transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Michael Coutts, Sam Padinjaremannil Alex
  • Patent number: 10235855
    Abstract: An anti-theft AM label is formed with a housing that includes concave and/or convex patterns and wordings on the upper surface thereof. The concave and/or convex patterns and wordings provide a different appearance for anti-theft AM labels that can deter shoplifters from finding and removing the labels from the goods the labels are protecting. The concave and/or convex patterns can be the logo of the store in which the labels are used. The upper surface of the housing can be formed with a cold forming process or a hot forming process. The shape of the housing can be varied between square, rectangular, circular, sector and oval configurations, as desired by the customer. The depth of the patterns and words relative to a flat portion of the upper surface of the housing is in the range of 0.05-1.0 mm or, more preferably, in the range of 0.2-1.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ningbo Signatronic Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Lin Li
  • Patent number: 10237096
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for processing a reception signal r. The method is performed by a receiver. The method comprises receiving a reception signal r representing a sequence of input symbols xn, the reception signal comprising a sequence of pulse forms gT selected from a set of pulse forms. The method comprises generating a set of decoded symbols Formula (I) from the reception symbols by subjecting a set of sampled symbols yn derived from the reception signal to a whitening filter defined by second coefficients K, and to an equalizer defmed by first coefficients R. The first coefficients R and the second coefficients K are selected from respective matrices of a Toeplitz decomposition of a Gram matrix G defmed by the inner product of all pulses in the set of pulse forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Emil Ringh, Ather Gattami
  • Patent number: 10222396
    Abstract: An electronic device for visually representing an impact event is provided. The electronic device includes an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a magnetometer for measuring its acceleration, angular rotation, and magnetic field intensity relative to its motion. Using any suitable filter, a normalization process is used to standardize readings from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer. The electronic device also includes impact location and impact severity determination procedures executable by its processor from its memory module to provide an impact indicator or a visual representation of the impact which may indicate possible damage, shock or fracture incurred on the device. The impact indicator serves as a preview of impacts by displaying gradients of green, yellow and red depicted in increasing severity, i.e., from “no impact” event to “severe impact” event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alberto Iv Evangelista, Jose Mari Esguerra, Kyle Benedict Sy, Patrich Paolo Datu, Kohleen Fortuno, Joe-mar Chavez, Joseph Paulo Los Banos