Patents Examined by Mark Sager
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: RE48361
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for random access to a small cell by means of a terminal. The method can include the steps of: receiving a plurality of settings for a random access preamble; selecting one of the plurality of settings; and transmitting the random access preamble according to the one selected setting. Here, a resource on which the random access preamble can be transmitted can be provided in plurality in one subframe, and the preamble transmitted on each resource is distinguishable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Daesung Hwang, Hakseong Kim, Suckchel Yang, Seungmin Lee, Hyangsun You, Yunjung Yi, Dongyoun Seo, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: RE48400
    Abstract: A portable device includes a safety feature that prevents some forms of use when the device is moving. The device may detect its speed or movement, compare that to a threshold, and provide a response or blocking function upon exceeding that threshold. The device may be a cell phone configured to disable transmission and reception of voice/text, conceal its display screen, and disable incorporated features and functions, if the cell phone is moving faster than walking speed or the movement is uncharacteristic of walking. The blocking function may be partially overridden based on a safety policy, which can be managed and customized. The introduction of hands-free devices may serve to override a blocking function and enable other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Tamiras Per Pte. Ltd., LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Riemer, Melvin A. Barbera
  • Patent number: RE48442
    Abstract: A method of data transmission includes determining the number of layers, generating mapping symbols by mapping modulation symbols for a first codeword and modulation symbols for a second codeword to each layer, and transmitting the mapping symbols through a plurality of antennas. At least one of the first codeword and the second codeword is mapped to at least 3 layers and the number of layers is larger than 3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Hoon Chung, Hyun Soo Ko, Seung Hee Han, Moon Il Lee
  • Patent number: RE48444
    Abstract: A multi-aperture imaging system comprising a first camera with a first sensor that captures a first image and a second camera with a second sensor that captures a second image, the two cameras having either identical or different FOVs. The first sensor may have a standard color filter array (CFA) covering one sensor section and a non-standard color CFA covering another. The second sensor may have either Clear or standard CFA covered sections. Either image may be chosen to be a primary or an auxiliary image, based on a zoom factor. An output image with a point of view determined by the primary image is obtained by registering the auxiliary image to the primary image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gal Shabtay, Noy Cohen, Oded Gigushinski, Ephraim Goldenberg
  • Patent number: RE48477
    Abstract: A multi-aperture imaging system comprising a first camera with a first sensor that captures a first image and a second camera with a second sensor that captures a second image, the two cameras having either identical or different FOVs. The first sensor may have a standard color filter array (CFA) covering one sensor section and a non-standard color CFA covering another. The second sensor may have either Clear or standard CFA covered sections. Either image may be chosen to be a primary or an auxiliary image, based on a zoom factor. An output image with a point of view determined by the primary image is obtained by registering the auxiliary image to the primary image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd
    Inventors: Gal Shabtay, Noy Cohen, Oded Gigushinski, Ephraim Goldenberg
  • Patent number: RE48505
    Abstract: A system and method for determining transmission delay in a communications system. In some embodiments, satellite positioning information having System Frame Number (SFN) information may be received for a mobile device and observed time difference of arrival (OTDOA) measurements may be received for a mobile device. A location of the mobile device may be determined as a function of the received satellite positioning information. A Global Positioning System (GPS) time estimate may be determined as a function of the determined location of the mobile device. Transmission delay between a node serving the mobile device and an antenna serving the mobile device may be determined as a function of the received OTDOA measurements and determined GPS time estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ariful Hannan, Khalid W. Al-Mufti, Tariqul Islam
  • Patent number: RE48606
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for a User Equipment (UE) configured to have multiple cells in a DownLink (DL) of a Time Division Duplex (TDD) communication system so as to determine a power of an acknowledgement signal that the UE transmits in a control channel and to determine a number of acknowledgement information bits that the UE multiplexes with data information bits in a data channel. A transmission power of the control signal is determined based on DL Assignment Index (DAI) Information Elements (IEs) in DL Scheduling Assignments (SAs) that the UE detects through multiple transmission time intervals and through the multiple configured DL cells. The number of acknowledgement information bits in the data channel is determined based on a DAI IE of an UpLink (UL) SA associated with the transmission of the data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho
  • Patent number: RE48613
    Abstract: A method of measuring phase noise (PN). A PLL frequency synthesizer is provided including a first phase frequency detector (PFD) receiving a reference frequency signal coupled to a first charge pump (CP) coupled to a VCO having an output fedback to the first PFD through a feedback divider that provides a divided frequency signal to the first PFD which outputs an error signal, and PN measurement circuitry including a replica CP coupled to an output of a second PFD or the first PFD. The error signal is received at the replica CP or the divided and reference frequency signal are received at the second PFD, wherein the replica CP outputs a scaled phase error current which is current-to-voltage converted and amplified to provide an amplified phase error voltage, and digitized to provide a digital phase error signal. The digital phase error signal is frequency analyzed to generate a PN measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Karthik Subburaj, Sreekiran Samala, Raghu Ganesan
  • Patent number: RE48629
    Abstract: A network device for generating an expanded long training sequence with a minimal peak-to-average ratio. The network device includes a signal generating circuit for generating the expanded long training sequence. The network device also includes an Inverse Fourier Transform for processing the expanded long training sequence from the signal generating circuit and producing an optimal expanded long training sequence with a minimal peak-to-average ratio. The expanded long training sequence and the optimal expanded long training sequence are stored on more than 52 sub-carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Bell Northern Research, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Alexander Trachewsky, Rajendra T. Moorti
  • Patent number: RE48671
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are described for reducing delay when making a network connection between user equipment (UE) and a network node when a tracking area update (TAU) request has been denied during LTE reselection. Following a revised signaling protocol, a UE can avoid activation of a NAS Attach Retry timer and move directly to establishing a connection to the network, reducing the UE communications delay from about eleven seconds to less than one second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jarkko Koskela, Hannu Bergius, Jorma Kaikkonen, Ari Laukkanen
  • Patent number: RE48696
    Abstract: In one aspect, an application server (AS) node comprises a processor configured to receive a first SIP Invite request from the UE device, the first SIP Invite request having call information which includes a URI of a called party and data indicating that the first SIP Invite request is for a bearer over a circuit-switched (CS) network. An E.164 number is associated with the call information in the first SIP Invite request and a SIP response including the E.164 number is sent to the UE device in response to receiving the first SIP Invite request. When a call setup message including the E.164 number received from the CS network, the received E.164 number is verified if it is valid and if so, the call information is identified based on the E.164 number and is sent to the called party via a second SIP Invite request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker
  • Patent number: RE48697
    Abstract: A multi-aperture imaging system comprising a first camera with a first sensor that captures a first image and a second camera with a second sensor that captures a second image, the two cameras having either identical or different FOVs. The first sensor may have a standard color filter array (CFA) covering one sensor section and a non-standard color CFA covering another. The second sensor may have either Clear or standard CFA covered sections. Either image may be chosen to be a primary or an auxiliary image, based on a zoom factor. An output image with a point of view determined by the primary image is obtained by registering the auxiliary image to the primary image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gal Shabtay, Noy Cohen, Oded Gigushinski, Ephraim Goldenberg
  • Patent number: RE48768
    Abstract: The present disclosure proposes a method for transmitting a buffer status report informing of the data to be transmit in uplink. The method for transmitting buffer status report of a terminal in a wireless communication system includes checking, when allocating uplink resource for new data transmission, whether first buffer status report triggered but not cancelled exists, generating, when the first buffer status report exists, uplink data including the buffer status report, checking whether second buffer status report triggered but not cancelled exist except for the buffers status report included in the uplink data, and determining whether to cancel the second buffer status report depending on whether the first buffer status report is a regular buffer status report or periodic buffer status report. With the proposed method, the terminal is capable of transmitting the padding BSR without extra cancellation operation, resulting in reduction terminal's operation complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hyuk Jang, Soeng Hun Kim
  • Patent number: RE48893
    Abstract: A circuit for processing Carrier Aggregation (CA) is provided. The circuit includes a plurality of Component Carrier (CC) processors, each CC processor configured to estimate a frequency offset for a related CC and to compensate the estimated frequency offset, a reference clock generator configured to generate a reference clock using a reference frequency offset as one of frequency offsets output from the plurality of CC processors, a plurality of reception Phase Lock Loop (PLL) units, each reception PLL unit configured to generate a reception carrier frequency for the related CC corresponding to the reference clock, and a plurality of transmission PLL units, each transmission PLL unit configured to generate a transmission carrier frequency for the related CC corresponding to the reference clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo-Hyun Do, In-Hyoung Kim
  • Patent number: RE48945
    Abstract: A multi-aperture imaging system comprising a first camera with a first sensor that captures a first image and a second camera with a second sensor that captures a second image, the two cameras having either identical or different FOVs. The first sensor may have a standard color filter array (CFA) covering one sensor section and a non-standard color CFA covering another. The second sensor may have either Clear or standard CFA covered sections. Either image may be chosen to be a primary or an auxiliary image, based on a zoom factor. An output image with a point of view determined by the primary image is obtained by registering the auxiliary image to the primary image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Corephotonics Ltd.
    Inventors: Gal Shabtay, Noy Cohen, Oded Gigushinski, Ephraim Goldenberg
  • Patent number: RE48950
    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: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeru Arisawa, Akihiko Yamagata
  • Patent number: RE48967
    Abstract: In one aspect, an application server (AS) node comprises a processor configured to receive a first SIP Invite request from the UE device, the first SIP Invite request having call information which includes a URI of a called party and data indicating that the first SIP Invite request is for a bearer over a circuit-switched (CS) network. An E.164 number is associated with the call information in the first SIP Invite request and a SIP response including the E.164 number is sent to the UE device in response to receiving the first SIP Invite request. When a call setup message including the E.164 number received from the CS network, the received E.164 number is verified if it is valid and if so, the call information is identified based on the E.164 number and is sent to the called party via a second SIP Invite request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker
  • Patent number: RE49060
    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: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Timothy James Speight