Patents Examined by Mark Sager
  • 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
  • Patent number: RE47587
    Abstract: With communication service considered, it is an object to provide a communication system in which power consumption of a mobile station device is suppressed. This mobile communication system includes a base station device and a mobile station device, wherein the base station device includes a scheduling portion that carries out scheduling to determine a downlink CQI effective period scheduled by using the downlink CQI as a downlink effective period, start the downlink effective period after a lapse of a given period from downlink CQI transmission timing, and allow the mobile station device to transmit control information and user data only during the downlink effective period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kato, Shohei Yamada, Wahoh Oh
  • Patent number: RE47628
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting peer-to-peer network software operating on a target computer. A target file is created, and placed in one or more folders on the target computer. A search is issued on a Peer-to-Peer network for the target file. Peer-to-peer software is detected to be operating on the target computer in accordance with results of the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Kroll Information Assurance, LLC
    Inventor: Samuel P. Hopkins
  • Patent number: RE47634
    Abstract: A data transmission/reception method in Near Field Communications (NFC) for enhancing data throughput between at least an initiator device and a target device. The data transmission/reception method typically includes initiating a communication between an initiator and a target that perform NFC, aggregating a plurality of data packet units to be transmitted in order to form an aggregated frame, and transmitting the aggregated frame to a counterpart NFC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Thenmozhi Arunan
  • Patent number: RE47648
    Abstract: A GNSS integrated multi-sensor guidance system for a vehicle assembly includes a suite of sensor units, including a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) sensor unit comprising a receiver and an antenna. An inertial measurement unit (IMU) outputs vehicle dynamic information for combining with the output of the GNSS unit. A controller with a processor receives the outputs of the sensor suite and computes steering solutions, which are utilized by vehicle actuators, including an automatic steering control unit connected to the vehicle steering for guiding the vehicle. The processor is programmed to define multiple behavior-based automatons comprising self-operating entities in the guidance system, which perform respective behaviors using data output from one or more sensor units for achieving the behaviors. A GNSS integrated multi-sensor vehicle guidance method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AGJUNCTION LLC
    Inventors: David R. Reeve, Malcolm B. Jones, Andreas F. Ramm, Aaron C. Stichter, Joshua M. Gattis
  • Patent number: RE47806
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., LTD.
    Inventor: Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: RE47807
    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 he used in the uplink by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., LTD.
    Inventor: Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: RE47808
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., LTD.
    Inventor: Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: RE48005
    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: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Han-Byul Seo, Byoung-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: RE48158
    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: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: L2 Mobile Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sam Shiaw-Shiang Jiang, Richard Lee-Chee Kuo, Chi-Fong Ho
  • Patent number: RE48241
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to allow for the use of existing satellite identification parameters generically, so as to allow for Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) identification. In addition, an optional or conditional parameter is linked to the satellite identification parameter for a frequency identification, where frequency identification is indicative of a Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) frequency value. Such a frequency identification parameter is optional as it is needed only for current GLONASS and/or near-future GLONASS (e.g., GLONASS-M) satellites. Hence, utilization of the frequency identification parameter maybe unnecessary and therefore, not included/not linked when considering next generation GLONASS satellites, e.g., GLONASS-K satellites. Additionally, signals supported by particular global positioning system (GPS) satellites can be indicated with the use of generic satellite identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Ismo Halivaara, Lauri Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne
  • Patent number: RE48249
    Abstract: Disclosed are a broadcast signal transmitting apparatus, a broadcast signal receiving apparatus, and a broadcast signal transceiving method in the broadcast signal transmitting and receiving apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hotaek Hong, Sangchul Moon, Woosuk Ko
  • Patent number: RE48274
    Abstract: A telecommunications patching system having point-to-point tracing capabilities includes: a plurality of end devices; at least one rack structure; a plurality of patch panels mounted to each rack structure; a plurality of connector ports disposed on each of the patch panels; a plurality of patch cords for selectively interconnecting different pairs of connector ports; a plurality of cables for selectively interconnecting the connector ports on the patch panels with respective end devices; tracing modules associated with said connector ports and end devices that monitor connectivity of the connector ports and end devices; and a display associated with the tracing modules configured to display the connectivity of a circuit comprising one or more of the connector ports and one or more of the end devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Peter T. Tucker, Mark A. Hejnicki, Michael G. German, Matias Peluffo, Doyle J. Barras