Patents Examined by Lee Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11127686
    Abstract: A radio-frequency module (10) includes an IC chip (20) and a mounted component (41, 42, 43) mounted on the IC chip (20). The IC chip (20) includes a core substrate (21) composed of a semiconductor having a first main surface (211) and a second main surface (212) opposed to each other, and a metal wiring layer (22) formed on the first main surface (211) of the core substrate (21) and having a contact surface in contact with the first main surface (211) and a third main surface (221) opposed to the contact surface. The mounted component (41, 42, 43) is mounted at the third main surface (221) side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ken Wakaki
  • Patent number: 11115928
    Abstract: Systems and methods for device handshaking are described. Embodiments for client device and associated wearable device initiated handshaking are described. In certain embodiments, a device such as wearable camera eyeglasses having both high-speed wireless circuitry and low-power wireless circuitry communicates with a client device. The low-power wireless circuitry is used for signaling and to manage power on handshaking for the high-speed circuitry in order to reduce power consumption. An analysis of a high-speed connection status may be performed by a client device, and used to conserve power at the glasses with signaling from the client device to indicate when the high-speed circuitry of the glasses should be powered on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Bamberger, Peter Brook, Nicolas Dahlquist, Matthew Hanover, Russell Douglas Patton, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II
  • Patent number: 11101839
    Abstract: A high frequency filter includes series arm resonators and parallel arm resonators as acoustic wave resonators and at least one inductor, wherein capacitive components of the acoustic wave resonators constitute an LPF and an HPF as hybrid filters with an inductor or with an inductor and a capacitor, and the at least one inductor includes inductors as mount component inductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Syunsuke Kido
  • Patent number: 11101827
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device which includes a housing that includes a first plate, a second plate facing away from the first plate, and a side member surrounding a space between the first plate and the second plate, wherein the side member includes a first conductive portion including a first end and being elongated, a second conductive portion including a second end and a third end and being elongated, the second end being adjacent to the first end, a third conductive portion including a fourth end adjacent to the third end and being elongated, a first insulating portion disposed between the first end and the second end to contact the first end and the second end, and a second insulating portion disposed between the third end and the fourth end to contact the third end and the fourth end, a display that is exposed through the first plate, at least one wireless communication circuit that is electrically connected with a first point placed at the first conductive portion and adjacent to the first end, a f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongyoun Kim, Hyoseok Na, Kyoungho Kim, Jungsik Park, Sunghyup Lee
  • Patent number: 11101834
    Abstract: An apparatus including a housing; sensors configured to sense one or more locations upon which a user is gripping the housing; sensors including antenna modules configured to transmit a signal based on the one or more locations upon which the user is gripping the housing. Another aspect relates to an apparatus including a housing; a set of antenna modules situated proximate at different surface locations along the housing; and a controller configured to operate the set of antenna modules to determine at least one or more electromagnetic leakage coupling between at least one pair of antenna modules of the set. In this aspect, the controller may be configured to select one or more of the set of antenna modules for transmitting a signal based on the one or more electromagnetic leakage coupling associated with one or more of the different locations where a user grips the housing, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Udara Fernando, Lin Lu
  • Patent number: 11101848
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission system includes, at least, a first transmission antenna and a second transmission antenna, both in electrical connection with a common power conditioning system of the system. The first transmission antenna transmits output power and includes a first pole and a second pole, while the second transmission antenna also transmits the output power and includes a third pole and a fourth pole. The first and second transmission antennas are in electrical connection with the power conditioning system via at least one of the first pole and the second pole and at least one of the third pole and the fourth pole. Further, at least one of the first pole and the second pole is in electrical connection with at least one of the third pole and the fourth pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Peralta, Md. Nazmul Alam, Pavel Shostak
  • Patent number: 11082031
    Abstract: A filter device includes a first input/output terminal and a second input/output terminal, as well as a series-arm circuit disposed on a path that connects the first input/output terminal and the second input/output terminal, and a parallel-arm circuit connected to a node on the path and a ground. At least one of the series-arm circuit or the parallel-arm circuit includes a resonance circuit, and the resonance circuit includes a first acoustic wave resonator, and a first capacitor connected in parallel to the first acoustic wave resonator, and having a greater electrostatic capacitance per unit area than that for the first acoustic wave resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Nosaka
  • Patent number: 11070659
    Abstract: A first terminal sends a multimedia file to a server; the first terminal receives a multimedia identifier sent by the server, where the multimedia identifier is used to represent a location of the multimedia file in the server; the first terminal sends the multimedia identifier to a second terminal; the first terminal sends a call request to the second terminal, so that the second terminal plays the multimedia file. Call intention information is played to the second terminal through multimedia, so that a user of the second terminal obtains the call intention information in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiangning Liu
  • Patent number: 11070222
    Abstract: Disclosed is a SAR ADC (Ai) having an input for receiving an input voltage, a comparator, a first switch network configured to be controlled by the SAR state machine and connected to the input of the SAR ADC and to reference voltage nodes, and a first capacitor network. The first capacitor network has a first node connected to an input of the comparator, a second node, and a bridge capacitor (Cb) connected between the first node and the second node. Furthermore, the first capacitor network comprises a first set of capacitors having a first and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal of each capacitor in the first set is connected to the first node and the second terminal of each capacitor in the first set is connected to the switch network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Mattias Palm, Lars Sundström, Ola Andersson
  • Patent number: 11064559
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for utilizing non-overlapping time periods within one or more Discontinuous Reception (DRX) cycles configured for a Device-to-Device (D2D) capable wireless device for different types of operations. In some embodiments, these different types of operations are cellular and D2D operations such that the D2D capable wireless device performs cellular and D2D operations (e.g., reception of cellular and D2D signals) during non-overlapping time periods during one or more DRX cycles. In this manner, a D2D capable wireless device that, for example, can only receive one type of signal at a time is enabled to receive both cellular and D2D signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 11063358
    Abstract: An electronic device for supporting carrier aggregation (CA) is provided. The electronic device includes a radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) including a plurality of mixers and a feedback circuit, at least one antenna, a coupler disposed between the RFIC and the at least one antenna to transfer a reflected signal of a transmission signal to the feedback circuit, and at least one processor operatively connected to the RFIC, wherein the at least one processor may identify whether there is a mixer which is not in use among the plurality of mixers, when the first mixer which is not in use among the plurality of mixers is identified, perform antenna impedance tuning through a first mixer and the feedback circuit, and when the plurality of mixers are all in use, perform the antenna impedance tuning through a second mixer assigned to a secondary cell (Scell) among the plurality of mixers and the feedback circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyungjoon Yu, Youngjun Park, Myungjin Kang, Youngkwon Lee, Yongwoon Moon, Sangjun Park
  • Patent number: 11056784
    Abstract: Embodiments are presented herein of apparatuses, systems, and methods for a wireless device to calibrate a phased antenna array. The wireless device may begin a calibration process with a second wireless device. The first wireless device may receive a calibration signal from the second wireless device and may calibrate a subset (e.g., all but one) of the antennas of the array. The first wireless device may receive a subsequent signal and estimate the angle of arrival using the calibrated subset of antennas. Further, the first wireless device may calibrate a complete set of antennas using calibration signals from a plurality of directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Zohar Agon
  • Patent number: 11057001
    Abstract: For example, an apparatus may include a Local Oscillator (LO) generator configured to generate a distributed modulated LO signal by modulating an LO signal based on a reset signal; and a plurality of Physical Layer (PHY) chains to receive the distributed modulated LO signal, which is distributed to the plurality of PHY chains by the LO generator, a PHY chain of the plurality of PHY chains including a reset detector configured to detect the reset signal based on the distributed modulated LO signal, and, based on a detection of the reset signal, to reset one or more Radio Frequency (RF) elements of the PHY chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oren Shalita, Maor Saig, Ziv Barak, Hila Hazenshprung
  • Patent number: 11048284
    Abstract: Some embodiments include apparatuses and methods of operating such apparatuses. One of the embodiments includes an input node to receive an input voltage, a circuit portion to generate first, second, and third voltages based on the input voltage, a comparator circuit to compare the first voltage with the second voltage to generate a first signal and to compare the first voltage with the third voltage to generate a second signal, and an output circuit to generate an output signal based on the first and second signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Praveen Mosalikanti, Gerhard Schrom, Vaughn J. Grossnickle, Nasser A. Kurd
  • Patent number: 11047948
    Abstract: The invention further relates to a radio tag with a communication stage and a logic stage that interacts therewith The invention relates to a method for locating a radio tag whose position is unknown, wherein in a group of radio tags, in particular designed as electronic price-indicating devices, a locating signal is either a) emitted by one or more radio tags whose position is known and received by the radio tag whose position is unknown or b) emitted by the radio tag whose position is unknown and received by one or more radio tags whose position is known, and, in both cases a) and b), the reception quality for the locating signal is determined and provided, for the radio tag receiving the locating signal, as a basis for narrowing down the position of the radio tag whose position is unknown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SES-IMAGOTAG GMBH
    Inventor: Andreas Rößl
  • Patent number: 11051154
    Abstract: A host computing device receives an advertisement packet via a low-power personal area network and, in response to the advertisement packet, transmits a connection request via the low-power personal area network, pairs via the low-power personal area network and transmits a data message when pairing via the low-power personal area network. The data message instructs a wearable device to pair via a general personal area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Scott Michael Nicholas Greenberg, Jonathan Brubacher, Mark Oliver Slevinsky, Mark P. DiFranco
  • Patent number: 11044354
    Abstract: A tool for assisting in affixing a screen protector to a display of an electronic device is provided. The tool includes first and second segments slidably attached to define an interior of the tool. The first segment has a first side, a second side attached to the first side by a first corner alignment feature, and a third side attached to the second side by a second corner alignment feature. The second segment similarly includes a first side, a second side, and a third side. The first and second corner alignment features of the first segment and the first and second corner alignment features of the second segment are configured to center the electronic device in the interior of the tool when the first segment is slid relative to the second segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Ross V. Bulkley, Bryan W. Goings, Elise S. Niedringhaus, George Russell Price, Jamie L. Johnson, David J. Bohman, Richard W. Vinson, Zachariah J. Pickett, Jonathan B. Miksch
  • Patent number: 11040292
    Abstract: A system for obtaining an interaction between a person in charge and a child with a toy including an electronic module, a controller device and a computer application executed by said controller device wherein, by the execution of said computer application, a processor of said controller device performs the operations: reading, from said a storage memory, information corresponding to a profile of said child, said profile including at least one interest of said child; displaying, by means of a display, a list of activities, said list of activities including at least one activity option, said at least one activity option being related to said at least one interest of said child; obtaining, by means of said a user input interface, a selected activity from said list of activities; and communicating information corresponding to instructions related to said selected activity to said wearable electronic module by means of appropriate communicating means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Ifat Binyamin
  • Patent number: 11032404
    Abstract: A portable terminal is provided for operation in a first mode in which information is provided on a first curved surface area or a second mode in which information is provided on a second curved surface area, and controlling the display to provide, in response to an occurrence of an event while in the first mode, information related to the event on the first curved surface area, and provide, in response to the occurrence of the event while in the second mode, information related to the event on the second curved surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Donghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11031816
    Abstract: A transaction device may include a power reception component configured to receive power from an external device with which the transaction device is to interact to perform a transaction. The transaction device may include a secure element configured to perform the transaction using the power received from the external device. The transaction device may include one or more peripheral components configured to perform one or more operations other than the transaction. The transaction device may include a power management component configured to determine at least one operation, of the one or more operations, to be performed in association with the transaction, and to route power received from the external device to at least one peripheral component, of the one or more peripheral components, capable of performing the at least one operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Adam Koeppel, Tyler Locke