Patents Examined by Lee Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10778827
    Abstract: A wireless signal transceiving system includes includes a first wireless signal transceiver device and a second wireless signal transceiver device. The first wireless signal transceiver device and the second wireless signal transceiver device are configured to establish an assimilation link to become a pseudo single device through an assimilation process, and to establish a wireless link between the pseudo single device with an electronic device. After the pseudo single device receives a first packet wirelessly transmitted by the electronic device, the pseudo single device transmits an second packet to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GEAR RADIO ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: I-Feng Su
  • Patent number: 10763587
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method are disclosed for communicating between a short range wireless (WLAN) user device, such as a wearable, phone, or tablet, with a base station. Traditional low power communication (e.g., WLAN, WiFi, Bluetooth, cellular links, etc.) involve an inefficient amplification process of a signal from the WLAN user to the base station, whereby significant power must be expended in the WLAN user device making it unsuitable in many applications. A reflector link paradigm is disclosed in which the user device communicates by modulating the extent of signal reflected back to the base station. An enhanced reflector is also disclosed which overcomes adverse effects of ambient reflections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Mau-Chung Frank Chang, Yanghyo Kim, Adrian Tang, Nacer Chahat
  • Patent number: 10756767
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a user equipment that includes a transceiver that can operate in at least a traffic mode and a virtual network element mode. In the traffic mode, the transceiver can process a received downlink radio frequency signal and transmit an uplink radio frequency signal. The transceiver can couple a receive path to a transmit path in an analog domain in the virtual network element mode. In the virtual network element mode, the transceiver can, for example, perform functions of a network repeater or a network transmit-receive point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: XCOM Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Eric Jacobs, Peter John Black, Matthew Stuart Grob, Michael Mingxi Fan, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Patent number: 10756773
    Abstract: Modular mounting systems for supportably engagement of one or more devices. The systems may include corresponding attachment members and carrier members for selective supportive engagement of one or more devices relative to a base. The attachment members and carrier members may be magnetically engageable. Various form factors for devices, base members, carrier members, attachment members, and other portions of the system are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: iOmounts, LLC
    Inventor: Tamas Kovacs
  • Patent number: 10749556
    Abstract: An antenna apparatus includes: a plurality of first antenna elements to be connected to a first power-feeding point; and a plurality of second antenna elements to be connected to a second power-feeding point, the plurality of first antenna elements and the plurality of second antenna elements being respectively radially arranged, in which one of the first antenna elements, which is selected, is connected to the first power-feeding point through a first switch apparatus and one of the second antenna elements, which is selected, is connected to the second power-feeding point through a second switch apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromichi Ishibashi, Nobuyuki Mori
  • Patent number: 10749616
    Abstract: A method for a phase calibration in a frontend circuit of a near field communication (NFC) tag device is disclosed. An active load modulation signal is generated with a preconfigured value of a phase difference with respect to a reference signal of an NFC signal generator device. An amplitude of a test signal present at an antenna of the NFC tag device is measured. The test signal results from overlaying of the reference signal with the active load modulation signal. The following steps are repeated: modifying the value of the phase difference, providing the active load modulation signal with the modified value of the phase difference, measuring an amplitude of the test signal and comparing the measured amplitude with the previously measured amplitude until the measured amplitude fulfills a predefined condition. The value of the phase difference corresponding to the previously measured amplitude is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventor: Nicolas Cordier
  • Patent number: 10749576
    Abstract: A device includes an electronic circuit and a voltage-controlled oscillator configured to receive information representative of a power supply voltage of the device. The voltage-controlled oscillator is coupled to the electronic circuit. A first counter is configured to count pulses supplied by the voltage-controlled oscillator and a second counter is configured to count pulses of a clock signal. The device is configured to estimate an average power of the electronic circuit based on the pulses counted by the first counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSSET) SAS
    Inventor: Alexandre Tramoni
  • Patent number: 10749573
    Abstract: There is proposed an antenna configured to conform to a transparent surface. Such an antenna includes at least one electrically conductive strand extending along the surface, a cross-section of the at least one electrically conductive strand has a height, in a direction orthogonal to the surface, that is greater than a width in a direction parallel to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: INGENICO GROUP
    Inventor: Stephane Pavageau
  • Patent number: 10742243
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a feed point of a dielectric antenna, electromagnetic waves from a dielectric core coupled to the feed point without an electrical return path, where at least a portion of the dielectric antenna comprises a conductive surface, directing, by the feed point, the electromagnetic waves to a proximal portion of the dielectric antenna, and radiating, via an aperture of the dielectric antenna, a wireless signal responsive to the electromagnetic waves being received at the aperture. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10735036
    Abstract: A method for operating a data processing system to determine the actual frequency of a transmitter LO in a transmitter that up converts a repetitive input time domain signal to a repetitive RF signal is disclosed. The method includes receiving a repetitive RF signal resulting from up converting the input time domain signal and assuming a value for the transmitter LO frequency. The received signal is down converted to an IF signal using the transmitter LO frequency, and digitizes to form a time domain record, The time domain record is converted to a sequence of frequency spectra, each frequency spectrum is characterized by a time index and a plurality of plurality of phasors. The frequency difference between the assumed LO transmitter and an actual LO transmitter frequency is determined by fitting the sequence of frequency spectra to a phase tracker function of the time index and the frequency difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Verspecht, Troels Studsgaard Nielsen
  • Patent number: 10727586
    Abstract: A communicate device includes transmitters and a receiver. The first transmitter is coupled to a first 90° phase shifter that is also coupled to a first antenna, and to a second 90° phase shifter that is also coupled to a first node. The second transmitter is coupled to a third 90° phase shifter that is also coupled to a second antenna, and to a fourth 90° phase shifter that is also coupled to the first node. The receiver is coupled to a fifth 90° phase shifter that is also coupled to the first antenna, and to a sixth 90° phase shifter that is also coupled to the second antenna. A non-reciprocal element, coupled between the receiver and the first node, provides a 90° phase shift from the receiver to the first node and a ?90° phase shift from the first node to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Parham Porsandeh Khial, Seyed Mohammadreza Fatemi, Alexander D. White, Seyed Ali Hajimiri
  • Patent number: 10727896
    Abstract: A tower top device and a passive intermodulation cancellation method are provided. The tower top device is connected between an antenna and a radio remote unit (RRU) to perform passive intermodulation (PIM) cancellation. The tower top device includes: a model processing circuit configured to generate a cancellation signal based on an input digital transmit signal and a non-linear model, where the non-linear model is used to represent a non-linear relationship between a source signal generating PIM interference and a PIM interference signal; and a cancellation circuit connected to the model processing circuit and configured to: obtain the cancellation signal generated by the model processing circuit, and perform, based on the cancellation signal, PIM cancellation on a digital received signal including an actual PIM interference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jia Lv, Lei Wang
  • Patent number: 10727877
    Abstract: A multiway switch, a radio frequency system, and a wireless communication device are provided. The multiway switch includes eight T ports and four P ports. The eight T ports include four first T ports and each of the four first T ports is coupled with all of the four P ports. The four first T ports support only a transmission function. The multiway switch is configured to be coupled with a radio frequency circuit and an antenna system of a wireless communication device operable in a dual-frequency dual-transmit mode, to implement a preset function of the wireless communication device. The antenna system includes four antennas corresponding to the four P ports. The preset function is a function of transmitting a sounding reference signal (SRS) through the four antennas in turn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jian Bai
  • Patent number: 10727906
    Abstract: A near-field communication device includes an oscillating circuit, a rectifying bridge configured to rectify a voltage across the oscillating circuit, and a voltage-controlled oscillator configured to supply a reference frequency. The voltage-controlled oscillator is powered and controlled by a voltage that is a function of an output voltage of the rectifying bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSSET) SAS
    Inventor: Alexandre Tramoni
  • Patent number: 10728904
    Abstract: Provided is an information transmission method, including that: a base station acquires indication information for a target terminal and sends the indication information to the target terminal; and the target terminal receives the indication information from the base station, and cancels interference based on the indication information during data reception of multi-user superposition. Also an information transmission device and a storage medium are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xun Yang, Bo Dai, Jianqiang Dai
  • Patent number: 10720931
    Abstract: Wideband polar receivers and method of operation are described. A phase-modulated input signal is received at a polar receiver that includes an injection-locked oscillator. The injection-locked oscillator includes a plurality of injection points. Based on the frequency of the input signal, a particular Nth harmonic is selected, and the input signal is injected at the set of injection points corresponding to the selected Nth harmonic. The injection-locked oscillator generates an oscillator output signal, and the phase of the input signal is determined from the phase of the oscillator output signal. In some embodiments, the oscillator output signal is frequency-multiplied by N, mixed with the input signal, and filtered for use in amplitude detection. The input signal is decoded based on the phase and amplitude information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: INNOPHASE INC.
    Inventors: Yang Xu, Sara Munoz Hermoso, Roc Berenguer Perez
  • Patent number: 10715194
    Abstract: A device includes a frequency multiplier circuit to receive a base frequency signal, multiply the base frequency signal, and output the multiple of the base frequency signal, and includes an offset frequency generator, including at least one logic gate, to receive the multiple of the base frequency signal and output an offset frequency signal from the at least one logic gate combination. A mixing circuit receives the offset frequency signal and a digital data signal, converts the digital data signal into an analog representation of the digital data signal, and mixes the offset frequency signal and the analog representation of the digital data signal to produce a mixed signal. The device yet further includes a power amplifier to amplify the mixed signal and output the amplified mixed signal as an output frequency signal of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Debapriya Sahu, Srinivas Venkata Veeramreddi, Raghu Ganesan
  • Patent number: 10707974
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a transceiver of a communication system using hybrid beamforming and performing an antenna calibration method. In an exemplary embodiment in accordance with the disclosure, the transceiver may generate a plurality of scrambling sequences. The transceiver may comprise a plurality of coupling circuits to receive a feedback signal. The transceiver may use the plurality of scrambling sequences to recover the transmit signals output by the antenna elements from the feedback signal. Thus, the transmitter may perform antenna calibration for each antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Jan-Shin Ho, Shih-Hao Fang, Jen-Yuan Hsu, Jia-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10707983
    Abstract: In some examples, an audio signal is received and divided into a plurality of frames. Frequency domain data of the audio signal may be generated for an individual frame of the plurality of frames. For example, the frequency domain data may include a plurality of sinusoidal components. Data may be embedded into a selected sinusoidal component selected from the frequency domain data of the individual frame by controlling a phase angle of the selected sinusoidal component to represent a selected bit of the data. For instance, a first range of the phase angle may represent a first type of bit and a second range of the phase angle may represent a second type of bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ADORI LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Viswanathan Iyer, Kartik Parija, Andrew Cole
  • Patent number: 10701633
    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: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Bamberger, Peter Brook, Nicolas Dahlquist, Matthew Hanover, Russell Douglas Patton, Jonathan M Rodriguez, II