Patents Examined by Kevin Kim
  • Patent number: 10212008
    Abstract: An integrated receiver supports adaptive receive equalization. An incoming bit stream is sampled using edge and data clock signals derived from a reference clock signal. A phase detector determines whether the edge and data clock signals are in phase with the incoming data, while some clock recovery circuitry adjusts the edge and data clock signals as required to match their phases to the incoming data. The receiver employs the edge and data samples used to recover the edge and data clock signals to note the locations of zero crossings for one or more selected data patterns. The pattern or patterns may be selected from among those apt to produce the greatest timing error. Equalization settings may then be adjusted to align the zero crossings of the selected data patterns with the recovered edge clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Palmer
  • Patent number: 10205618
    Abstract: A configurable new radio (NR) uplink (UL) transmission may use transmit diversity. A user equipment (UE) may identify an uplink transmission of at least one stream as using one of cyclic prefix orthogonal frequency division multiplexing or discrete Fourier transform spread orthogonal frequency division multiplexing. The UE may apply a precoding matrix to the at least one identified stream. The precoding matrix changes over time. The precoding matrix may change based on closed loop feedback, a precoding cycling pattern, and/or a code division multiplexing group. The UE may transmit the at least one identified stream from multiple antennas according to the applied precoding matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Renqiu Wang, Hao Xu, Jing Jiang, Yi Huang, Wei Zeng, Wanshi Chen, Tingfang Ji
  • Patent number: 10194298
    Abstract: A robotic mount is disclosed that attaches onto any appropriate stand, framework, or other support structure. The mount can manipulate the position and orientation of affixed devices upon remote command received from any network connected device. A specific or sequence of positions/orientations can be precisely registered and promptly returned to on command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: DynaMount, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Russo, Michael Russo
  • Patent number: 10193685
    Abstract: A reception circuit includes a determination circuit including comparator circuits configured to determinate a level of a received signal and a logic circuit configured to generate a digital signal based on outputs of the comparator circuits. The determination circuit is configured to determinate by a first number of the comparator circuits when the received signal is a first signal which is a multi-valued signal and determinate by a second number of the comparator circuits, the second number being smaller than the first number, when the received signal is a second signal. The logic circuit is configured to operate as a decoder which decodes outputs of the comparator circuits and generates the digital signal when the received signal is the first signal, and operates as a selector which selects an output of the comparator circuit for generating the digital signal when the received signal is the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SOCIONEXT INC.
    Inventor: Masahiro Kudo
  • Patent number: 10187111
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication scheme and system which fuse a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transfer rate than a 4G system with IoT technology, and a system thereof. The present disclosure may be applied to smart services such as smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, healthcare, digital education, retail businesses, security and safety services, etc., based on 5G communication technologies and IoT related technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peng Xue, Nam-Jeong Lee, Cheol Jeong, Hyun-Seok Ryu, Sung Ho Chae
  • Patent number: 10186158
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods related to aviation communications are included. A computing device can receive position data indicating a position of an aerial vehicle. The position can include an altitude. The computing device can determine, from a plurality of possible airspace classifications, a first airspace classification at the position of the aerial vehicle, where each airspace classification specifies one or more communication parameters for communication within an associated airspace. The computing device can select, from a plurality of communication repositories, a first communication repository that is associated with the first airspace classification, where each communication repository specifies a set of pre-defined communication components for at least one associated airspace classification. The computing device can generate a communication related to the aerial vehicle using the first communication repository. The computing device can send the generated communication to at least one recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: James Burgess, Chirath Thouppuarachchi, Gregory Whiting
  • Patent number: 10187701
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for broadcast signal frame using a bootstrap including a symbol for signaling a BICM mode and OFDM parameters of a preamble, together are disclosed. An apparatus for generating broadcast signal frame according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a time interleaver configured to generate a time-interleaved signal by performing interleaving on a BICM output signal; and a frame builder configured to generate a broadcast signal frame including a bootstrap and a preamble using the time-interleaved signal. In this case, the bootstrap includes a symbol for signaling a BICM mode and OFDM parameters of L1-Basic of the preamble, together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sung-Ik Park, Jae-Young Lee, Sun-Hyoung Kwon, Heung-Mook Kim
  • Patent number: 10177873
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) receiver, for example a satellite positioning system receiver, can be configured to use a single phase locked loop for generating an oscillator signal to perform downconversion of signals in two different frequency bands using two or more local oscillators. A first RF signal portion includes a first signal band and undergoes double downconversion using a first mixer and a second mixer, while a second RF signal portion includes a second signal band and undergoes single downconversion using a single mixer. A controller is configured to determine a first oscillator divider value and a second oscillator divider value to avoid a jammer frequency and frequency dividers are used to generate the two or more local oscillators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi Zeng, Hong Sun Kim, Cheng-Han Wang
  • Patent number: 10164714
    Abstract: Embodiments may provide a way of communicating via an electromagnetic radiator, or light source, that can be amplitude modulated such as light emitting diode (LED) lighting and receivers or detectors that can determine data from light received from the amplitude modulated electromagnetic radiator. Some embodiments may provide a waveform in the form of chips at a chipping clock frequency that switch a light source between on and off states to communicate via light sources that can be amplitude modulated such as LED lighting. Some embodiments may provide a method of transmitting the waveform via modulated LED lighting. Some embodiments are intended for indoor navigation via photogrammetry (i.e., image processing) using self-identifying LED light anchors. In many embodiments, the data signal may be communicated via the light source at amplitude modulating frequencies such that the resulting flicker is not perceivable to the human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Roberts, Praveen Gopalakrishnan, Mathys C. Walma
  • Patent number: 10164789
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a home automation system that is automated based on user preferences provided by a social networking system, where the home automation system provides a short-range, high-speed wireless connection that is contained within the safe boundaries of a home. Briefly described, the home automation system employs one or more home automation devices to control various home devices within the home based on detection of one or more users' social profile, where each home automation device is configured to broadcast and communicate via a short-range, multi-gigabit-per-second (MGbps) wireless communication link that can be utilized by the various home devices. Furthermore, each home automation device is configured to be self-tuning, thereby enabling automatic efficient management of the MGbps wireless communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Narsing Vijayrao, Giovanni Coglitore
  • Patent number: 10158456
    Abstract: Provided are a modem chip for performing hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) processing, an application processor including the modem chip, and an operating method of the modem chip. A modem chip for receiving data of a codeword unit including a plurality of codeblock units includes a HARQ controller for controlling HARQ data of the codeword unit to be saved in an external memory based on an error detection result of the codeword unit, a HARQ mover for saving or fetching the HARQ data of the codeword unit in or from the external memory via a bus interface, and a HARQ combiner for combining retransmitted data with the HARQ data fetched from the external memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-sang Cho, Hyun-young Oh, In-chul Song, Yong-chan Kim
  • Patent number: 10153793
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to devices, methods, and computer programs in mobile communications in order to reduce signal distortions. Specifically, it relates to a transmitter system which comprises a plurality of signal paths. Each signal path is associated with an input transmission signal. Each signal path comprises an analog portion of the signal path. Each 5 signal path comprises a Dual-Input Digital Predistortion, DI DPD, module. The DI DPD is configured to provide a predistorted input transmission signal to the analog portion in response to a received Crosstalk and Mismatch, CTM, signal and the input transmission signal. The transmitter system further comprises one or more CTM modules configured to receive one or more input transmission signals. The CTM module comprises to separately generate for 10 each DI DPD module the CTM signal, where said CTM signals represent CTM distortions caused by one or more output transmission signals of each said analog portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Katharina Hausmair, Thomas Eriksson, Christian Fager, Ulf Gustavsson
  • Patent number: 10153807
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for communicating between an aircraft and a terminal when the aircraft is on the ground. The connection between the aircraft and the terminal is made over a ground power line while the aircraft is being supplied with power. The ground power line comprises one or more wires, which are typically unshielded and cause radio interference. At the transmitting end, multiple copies of the same signal offset in phase relative to one another over the ground power line. Each data stream is coupled to a respective wire in the ground power line. At the receiving end, the multiple copies of the signal are extracted from the respective wires of the ground power line and combined to generate a combined signal with improved signal-to-noise ratio. Radio interference is suppressed by transmitting the data streams in a phase offset manner so that the unwanted emissions cancel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Fong Shi
  • Patent number: 10150416
    Abstract: The automobile proximity sensor and warning display is mounted on an outside rear view mirror of a vehicle. A flat base plate, adhered to the outside mirror, coacts with a removable body on a front side of the base. The battery powered system includes a proximity detector, responsive to approaching vehicles, generating an alarm signal sent to a lighted display. The body may have a removable mirror. The body may be coupled to the base by complementary coupling sub-systems or an insertable body portion coacting with a shelf on the base wherein a depressible tab is sized to fit within a shelf orifice. As a power saver, an accelerometer detects motion and a timeout circuit turns OFF system power when no motion is detected for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Alexilex 770, LLC
    Inventor: Alejandro Masckauchan
  • Patent number: 10148591
    Abstract: In a multicarrier communication system having a plurality of subchannels, a method and apparatus for supporting at least two applications. For example, the method includes associating at least a first application in a set of currently active applications with a first latency path, allocating at least one subchannel to the first latency path, and in response to a change in the set of currently active applications, allocating the at least one subchannel to a second latency path associated with a second application in the set of currently active applications and different from the first latency path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC
    Inventor: Marcos Tzannes
  • Patent number: 10145755
    Abstract: An objective of this invention is to provide an apparatus and method to more accurately determine the parameters of a storage cavern before and during use, including fluid filled storage caverns. Another object of this invention is to provide a granular inspection of the storage cavern. Another object of this invention is to provide precision positioning information of sample points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sonasearch, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Edward Walker, Sheldon Rubin
  • Patent number: 10142141
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method of transmitting a signal, a wearable communication device and a terminal device. The method includes: receiving, by a wearable communication device, a modulated wave signal transmitted by a terminal device; demodulating the modulated wave signal to obtain a to-be-decoded signal; performing a waveform shaping process on the to-be-decoded signal to obtain a square wave signal, where a high level in the square wave signal is configured to represent a first preset value, and a time interval is existed between two high levels corresponding to any two adjacent first preset values; acquiring time interval eigenvalues in the square wave signal; acquiring a one-to-one mapping relation of the interval eigenvalues and a plurality of coding sequences; and performing, according to the time interval eigenvalues and the mapping relation, a first decoding process and a second decoding process on the square wave signal to obtain original data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rongjun Xia, Guangming Zhuo
  • Patent number: 10142155
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates of Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A method for operating a base station in a wireless communication system includes transmitting, to a first terminal, a frequency-quadrature amplitude modulation (FQAM) symbol through a plurality resource units that comprises an active resource unit and at least one inactive resource unit. The method further comprises transmitting, to a second terminal, at least one modulation symbol through the at least one inactive resource unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mohammed Al-Imari, Belkacem Mouhouche, Maziar Nekovee
  • Patent number: 10134252
    Abstract: Systems and methods for making a marker. The methods comprise: obtaining a marker housing having first and second cavities formed therein; disposing a first resonator in the first cavity and a second resonator in a second cavity; and placing a bias element at a location on or in the marker so that the first and second resonators are (a) equally spaced apart from the same bias element and (b) biased by the same bias element when the marker is in use to oscillate at a frequency of a received transmit burst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Hubert A. Patterson, Thomas Solaski
  • Patent number: 10135638
    Abstract: Generally, the described techniques provide for protection mechanisms for sounding training signals transmitted between wireless devices when performing ranging sounding estimation. For example, sounding training signals may be encoded to include a sequence of phase rotations or cyclic shifts to protect the sounding training signal from peer devices. In some cases, encoding information associated with a long training field (LTF) may be transmitted either before or after the LTF is transmitted. Additionally or alternatively, a time delay may be introduced to the sounding training signal, where timing information may be removed from one or more fields of the sounding training signal and the time delay may be appended to an interframe spacing. Alternatively, a frame may be split into multiple frames with the sounding training signal in a first frame, and timing information in a second frame that is offset in time from the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Erik David Lindskog, Ning Zhang, Naveen Kumar Kakani, Alireza Raissinia, Xiaoxin Zhang