Patents Examined by Mark Sager
  • Patent number: 7654901
    Abstract: A video game system using one or more bio-feedback devices for the monitor and transmission of physiological data of a participant of the video game system to the video game system where the data, along with conventional controller data is incorporated into game play provided by software through the video game system. A headset electrically coupled to a video game system, the headset including one or more bio-feedback devices for transmitting participant physiological data to the video game system for real-time incorporation into game play.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Inventor: Joel S. Breving
  • Patent number: 7404766
    Abstract: The gaming machine has the game result display means for displaying a result concerning with a game and beneficial state generating means for generating a beneficial state for a player when a specific game result is displayed on the game result display means, wherein the game result display means includes first display means and second display means arranged at a more front side than a display area of the first display means when seen from a front side of the gaming machine, and the second display means has a symbol display area capable of transmittably displaying a display result of the first display means therethrough, and wherein display control means controls the second display means so as to move and display the game information 21a from the area (21L, 21C, 21R) including symbol display area to the area 23 not including the symbol display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2008
    Assignee: ARUZE Corp.
    Inventors: Takanobu Adachi, Tahei Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 7314413
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system including a machine capable of retrieving data from a recording medium and of executing a program retrieved from the recording medium in response to an instruction given by an operator to the machine. Particularly, the invention relates to a system which comprises of such machine and a control unit connected to the machine for controlling the machine. The control unit includes: a housing; a pair of diverging grips which are molded integral with said housing and are supportable by both palms of the operator; a plurality of finger-manipulatable controllers mounted on the housing; and a vibration motor mounted within at least one of the grips via a adapter. The vibration motor includes: a casing; a freely rotatable shaft supported by the casing; an eccentric member, mounted on the shaft, having a rotor mounted on the shaft and a plurality of coils mounted on the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Ogata, Toru Akazawa, Akihisa Ono
  • Patent number: RE45769
    Abstract: An IC Card comprises a first device, including a first processor and a first memory unit, to communicate with a handset, and a second device. The second device includes a second processor and a second memory unit, to communicate via a wireless communication with an electronic apparatus external to the handset, the second device providing predetermined services. Each predetermined service is programmed to receive a wireless message from a respective electronic apparatus, to execute a predetermined elaboration operation, and to return a result to the respective electronic apparatus. The second memory unit stores a plurality of additional programs for executing additional elaborations operations, each program being associated to one of the predetermined services. The second device has a run-time environment for executing the additional programs when the corresponding predetermined services receives the wireless message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventors: Francesco Varone, Amedeo Veneroso
  • Patent number: RE45984
    Abstract: A method for setting up a radio traffic channel in a 3G-network shared between at least two operators. The network's traffic channel resources are divided into operator specific parts, the parts not sharing any common traffic channels. User equipment is allocated channel resources in accordance with it's associated operator, according to a coarse level allocation control, which may be overridden in case no idle traffic channels are available. The allocated traffic channel is preferably associated with the user equipment operator and is furthermore idle in as a large area as possible and/or exhibits an optimum QoS, thereby maximizing network capacity and throughput by minimizing the probability of inter-frequency handover signalling and compressed mode operations. A radio network controller includes installed software, which carries out the traffic channel allocation and control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: TELIASONERA AB
    Inventors: Peter Karlsson, Rickard Ljung
  • Patent number: RE46040
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and method employing channel transport format allocation in a shared uplink channel between a UE and a Node B, and wherein the UE can determine a transport format combination which it can support, by: detecting in the UE a change in transport format combination that the UE can support; and sending to the Node B an indication of transport format combination that the UE can support, whereby efficiency of channel transport format allocation in the system may be improved. A conditional delay mechanism may be employed to reduce signalling overhead. This allows uplink shared channels to be efficiently used by providing a means by which UTRAN (UMTS terrestrial radio access network) is informed of the TFCs within the TFCS which can be used in the uplink by the UE. A wireless network for configuring transport format combinations (TFCs) is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Golden Valley Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: RE46223
    Abstract: A near-field coupling device that may facilitate communications with a transponder is provided. The near-field coupling device may include a ground plane, a dielectric substrate, one or more conductive strips and a terminating load. The conductive strips together with the ground planes form coupling elements. The near-field coupling device further includes one or more switching elements for selectively connecting and disconnecting the coupling elements with a transceiver. The connected coupling elements define a total characteristic impedance. Using the switching element, the ratio between the total characteristic impedance of the connected coupling elements and the terminating load may be changed in order to adjust the distribution of an electromagnetic field along the coupling elements according to the type and position of the transponder to be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventors: Mao Tian, Karl Torchalski, Boris Y. Tsirline
  • Patent number: RE47099
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for avoiding interference resulting from data transmission between an adjacent second base station and a second relay station placed within the coverage of the adjacent second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Han-Byul Seo, Byoung-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: RE47200
    Abstract: 23A wireless communications device has a first security key, a second security key, and established channels. Each established channel has a corresponding security count value, and utilizes a security key. At least one of the established channels utilizes the first security key. The second security key is assigned to a new channel. A first set is then used to obtain a first value. The first set has only security count values of all the established channels that utilize the second key. The first value is at least as great as the x most significant bits (MSBx) of the greatest value in the first set. The MSBx of the initial security count value for the new channel is set equal to the first value. If the first set is empty, then the initial security count is set to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: L2 Mobile Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sam Shiaw-Shiang Jiang, Richard Lee-Chee Kuo, Chi-Fong Ho
  • Patent number: RE47259
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for a Node B to transmit Reference Signals (RS) from multiple antennas to enable User Equipments (UEs) to perform demodulation of received information signals and to estimate Channel Quality Indication (CQI) metrics. To minimize overhead and enable backward compatible operation with legacy systems, RS from a first set of Node B antennas are transmitted in every transmission time interval and substantially over the whole operating BandWidth (BW). RS from a second set of Node B antennas serving for CQI estimation are periodically transmitted, substantially over the whole operating BW, with transmission period informed to UEs through broadcast signaling by the Node B and starting transmission sub-frame determined from the identity of the cell served by the Node B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho, Ju-Ho Lee, Jin-Kyu Han
  • Patent number: RE47295
    Abstract: A method for efficiently transmitting and receiving a control channel and/or a data channel in a radio communication system using multiple carriers is described. The embodiments of the present invention provide various multi-carrier system structures and various methods for setting a reference carrier in a multi-carrier system. The embodiments of the present invention also provide methods for efficiently transmitting control channels using a coordination field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: So Yeon Kim, Jae Hoon Chung, Hyun Soo Ko, Seung Hee Han, Moon Il Lee
  • Patent number: RE47326
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for a Node B to transmit Reference Signals (RS) from multiple antennas to enable User Equipments (UEs) to perform demodulation of received information signals and to estimate Channel Quality Indication (CQI) metrics. To minimize overhead and enable backward compatible operation with legacy systems, RS from a first set of Node B antennas are transmitted in every transmission time interval and substantially over the whole operating BandWidth (BW). RS from a second set of Node B antennas serving for CQI estimation are periodically transmitted, substantially over the whole operating BW, with transmission period informed to UEs through broadcast signaling by the Node B and starting transmission sub-frame determined from the identity of the cell served by the Node B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho, Ju-Ho Lee, Jin-Kyu Han
  • Patent number: RE47327
    Abstract: An image display device and a method for operating the same is disclosed. The method of controlling the display device may include displaying a video on the display received through a channel of a broadcast signal tuned by a tuner or over a network. The first and second multifunctional menu screens may be configured to include at least one of a first card object configured to display a scaled image of the video, a second card object that includes at least one link to tune to one or more channels of the broadcast signal or the network, or a third card object that includes at least one link for connecting to a content provider or to a storage device, wherein the first multifunctional menu screen is configured to be different than the second multifunctional menu screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sangseok Lee
  • Patent number: RE47344
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for a Node B to transmit Reference Signals (RS) from multiple antennas to enable User Equipments (UEs) to perform demodulation of received information signals and to estimate Channel Quality Indication (CQI) metrics. To minimize overhead and enable backward compatible operation with legacy systems, RS from a first set of Node B antennas are transmitted in every transmission time interval and substantially over the whole operating BandWidth (BW). RS from a second set of Node B antennas serving for CQI estimation are periodically transmitted, substantially over the whole operating BW, with transmission period informed to UEs through broadcast signaling by the Node B and starting transmission sub-frame determined from the identity of the cell served by the Node B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho, Ju-Ho Lee, Jin-Kyu Han
  • Patent number: RE47374
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for remapping and regrouping transmission resources in a wireless communication system. First, a set of new permutation algorithms based on Galois field operation is proposed. Then the proposed algorithms and the known Pruned Bit Reversal Ordering (PBRO) algorithm are applied to several of various resource mapping schemes, including slot or symbol level Orthogonal Cover (OC)/Cyclic Shift (CS) mapping, cell-specific slot-level and symbol-level CS hopping patterns, and subframe and slot level base sequence hopping patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianzhong Zhang, Joonyoung Cho, Zhouyue Pi, Juho Lee, Aris Papasakellariou, Farooq Khan
  • Patent number: RE47466
    Abstract: Systems and methods for IP communication over a distributed antenna system transport are provided. In one embodiment, a method for providing Ethernet connectivity over a distributed antenna system comprises receiving internet protocol (IP) formatted data from an internet protocol device coupled to a remote unit of a distributed antenna system; sampling wireless radio frequency (RF) signals received at the remote unit to produce digitized RF samples; generating a serial data stream for output to a host unit of the distributed antenna system, the serial data stream further comprising a multiple-timeslot communication frame providing a first partition of bandwidth for transporting the digitized RF samples and a second partition of bandwidth for implementing an Ethernet pipe for transporting the IP formatted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Larry G. Fischer, Jeffrey J. Cannon, Steven B. Stuart, John M. Hedin
  • Patent number: RE47480
    Abstract: When an IC card is passed over an external card reading and writing apparatus, the IC card starts communication with the card reading and writing apparatus via a wireless interface, so that a change in the internal state of the IC card is reported to an external device via an external wired interface or a dedicated control signal line, thus allowing a specific application to be enabled on the external device or allowing a controller to be powered on and activated. Alternatively, the controller is powered off and deactivated. Accordingly, processing according to the communication state between the IC card and the card reading and writing apparatus or the internal state of the IC card can be smoothly initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Arisawa, Akihiko Yamagata
  • Patent number: RE47485
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for a Node B to transmit Reference Signals (RS) from multiple antennas to enable User Equipments (UEs) to perform demodulation of received information signals and to estimate Channel Quality Indication (CQI) metrics. To minimize overhead and enable backward compatible operation with legacy systems, RS from a first set of Node B antennas are transmitted in every transmission time interval and substantially over the whole operating BandWidth (BW). RS from a second set of Node B antennas serving for CQI estimation are periodically transmitted, substantially over the whole operating BW, with transmission period informed to UEs through broadcast signaling by the Node B and starting transmission sub-frame determined from the identity of the cell served by the Node B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho, Ju-Ho Lee, Jin-Kyu Han
  • Patent number: RE47486
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for remapping and regrouping transmission resources in a wireless communication system. First, a set of new permutation algorithms based on Galois field operation is proposed. Then the proposed algorithms and the known Pruned Bit Reversal Ordering (PBRO) algorithm are applied to several of various resource mapping schemes, including slot or symbol level Orthogonal Cover (OC)/Cyclic Shift (CS) mapping, cell-specific slot-level and symbol-level CS hopping patterns, and subframe and slot level base sequence hopping patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianzhong Zhang, Joonyoung Cho, Zhouyue Pi, Juho Lee, Aris Papasakellariou, Farooq Khan
  • Patent number: RE47577
    Abstract: A method for providing widgets and a TV using the same are disclosed. The method for providing widgets includes searching for widgets related to a certain keyword or a broadcast program among widgets provided by a plurality of content providers, and displaying the searched widgets on a widget search list classified according to content provider. A user can thereby search for and use the widgets provided from various content providers more easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-hee Lee, Yong-hwan Kwon, Dong-heon Lee, Mi-ju Park, Won-il Kim, Yeo-ri Yoon