Patents Examined by Md K Talukder
  • Patent number: 10694361
    Abstract: A physical device may include an embedded microprocessor and memory. The memory is loadable with information associated with a holder of the card device. The microprocessor communicates with another device responsive to detecting said another device is within a threshold proximity. The microprocessor further may negotiate for exchanging of the information with said another device based on current context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Lenchner, Toby Kurien, Reha Yurdakul, Sekou L. Remy
  • Patent number: 10680727
    Abstract: An over-the-air (OTA) wireless test system includes a container, a machine plate disposed on the container, a supporter disposed on the machine plate, a load board disposed on the supporter, a socket disposed on the load board, a device under test (DUT) installed in the socket, and a wave-guiding feature in the socket and the load board configured to pass and guide electromagnetic waves to and/or from an antenna structure of the DUT. The wave-guiding feature comprises a wave-guiding channel in the socket defined by a plurality of pogo pins surrounding the antenna structure of the DUT. The wave-guiding feature may further comprise a radiation passage in the load board defined by rows of via fence extending through an entire thickness of the load board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Ju Lu, Chih-Ming Hung, Wen-Chou Wu, Nan-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 10680661
    Abstract: The herein described technology provides a hybrid monopole and slot antenna assembly including an electrically-driven monopole antenna and a parasitic slot antenna. The electrically-driven monopole antenna is fed by a feed line coupled to a first metal portion of a device case exterior, and the parasitic slot antenna is capacitively-driven by a radiating feed element embedded in a dielectric material that resonates a second metal portion of the device case exterior. The hybrid monopole and slot antenna assembly further includes a dielectric gap insert electrically separating the first metal portion of the device case exterior from the second metal portion of the device case exterior, and a modem that drives the electrically-driven monopole antenna at a first frequency and the parasitic slot antenna at a second different frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Marc Harper
  • Patent number: 10680516
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for multi-mode charge pumps are disclosed herein. In certain configurations, a multi-mode charge pump includes an output terminal, a mode control circuit that operates the multi-mode charge pump in a selected mode, a first switched capacitor, a capacitor charging circuit, and a plurality of switches. The capacitor charging circuit connects a first end of the first switched capacitor to a charging voltage in a first phase of a clock signal, and connects the first end of the first switched capacitor to a reference voltage in a second phase of the clock signal. The charging voltage has a voltage level that changes based on the selected mode. The plurality of switches connect a second end of the first switched capacitor to the reference voltage in the first phase, and connect the second end of the first switched capacitor to the output terminal in the second phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Christian Crandall, Robert Michael Fisher, Curtis Lee Mayberry
  • Patent number: 10659586
    Abstract: The present application provides an intelligent rearview mirror. The intelligent rearview mirror comprises a mirror body; a main electronic device disposed on the mirror body, and comprising a main processor and a mobile communication module; and an in-vehicle terminal device, separated from the mirror body and the main electronic device, and configured to transmit a control signal to the main electronic device. The main processor is configured to control, according to the control signal, the mobile communication module to enter an intercom transmission mode or an intercom reception mode for intercom communication with a cloud serve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinyi Cheng, Changlin Leng
  • Patent number: 10651899
    Abstract: A UE may select a first beam for communication with a base station. The UE may attempt, through the selected first beam, at least one RACH procedure with the base station. The UE may determine that the at least one RACH procedure failed with the base station. The UE may send, after a successful RACH procedure with the base station, information indicating that the at least one RACH procedure failed. In an aspect, the UE may select a new beam for communication with the base station after the determination that the at least one RACH procedure failed, and at least a portion of the successful RACH procedure may be performed through the selected new beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Bilal Sadiq, Tao Luo, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10631155
    Abstract: A communication apparatus may determine whether specific apparatus identification information for identifying a specific external apparatus is stored in a memory in a case where the specific apparatus identification information is received via a second interface from the specific external apparatus, shift an operating state of the communication apparatus from a non-parent station state to a parent station state in a case where it is determined that the specific apparatus identification information is stored in the memory, receive a wireless connection request from the specific external apparatus via a first interface after the operating state has been shifted from the non-parent station state to the parent station state, and form the wireless network in which the communication apparatus operates as the parent station and the specific external apparatus operates as a child station, in a case where the wireless connection request is received from the specific external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kunihito Terashita
  • Patent number: 10623539
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a body, a display screen and a functional assembly. The body includes a first surface and a second surface arranged opposite to each other. The screen is arranged on the body and located at one side of the first surface. The device includes a rotating block rotatably arranged on the second surface and a camera located on the block. The block can be rotated through a first position and a second position relative to the body. At the first position, edges of the block are aligned with those of the body. The camera is located in a positive projection area of the screen on a rotating plane of the block. At the second position, the edges of the block are staggered with those of the body. The camera is located out of the positive projection area of the screen on the rotating plane of the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10623477
    Abstract: A method whereby a host device accesses a remote server and performs a task is disclosed, the method including receiving a task command regarding the remote server; searching for a guest device capable of communicating with the host device and the remote server; determining a task performing pattern based on a found guest device and details of the task; and, according to the determined task performing pattern, performing the task via the host device and one or more devices selected from among found guest devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-hyeong Ahn, Kyung-ah Chang
  • Patent number: 10624000
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for operating an intercom system using a wireless access point. A codec is selected (501) from a plurality of available codecs. In some implementations, the available codecs present a tradeoff between audio quality and intercom device capacity. The access point operates (505) using the selected codec and, in response to detecting a new intercom device connecting to the intercom system (507) through the access point, the access point transmits a signal to the new intercom device identifying the selected codec. In response to a determination that the new intercom device does not have the selected codec stored in its memory, the access point automatically uploads (515) the codec to the new intercom device and transmits communications with the intercom device—including, for example, audio stream data—using the selected codec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Keith Jenkins, La Rhue Gene Friesen, Jim Andersen, Jason Brchan, Bob Basine
  • Patent number: 10615835
    Abstract: Power amplification system with variable supply voltage. A power amplification system can include a power amplifier and a boost converter configured to provide a supply voltage to the power amplifier. The power amplification system can include a control system configured to provide a boost converter control signal to the boost converter to adjust the supply voltage based on a parameter associated with the power amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David Richard Pehlke, David Steven Ripley, Philip John Lehtola
  • Patent number: 10601402
    Abstract: A multiplexer includes filters on one principal surface of a mounting substrate and having mutually different frequency bands, and an inductance element which is incorporated in the mounting substrate and one end of which is connected to one end of the filter. The other end of the inductance element and one end of each of the filters, are connected to each other at a common connection point. The inductance element is defined by spiral wiring conductors disposed in first and second wiring layers provided in an inner layer of the mounting substrate. The mounting substrate includes third and fourth wiring layers which are adjacent to the first and second wiring layers, and in which no ground pattern is provided in a portion corresponding to a formation region of the inductance element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuichi Takamine
  • Patent number: 10602458
    Abstract: A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) may receive a higher layer message from a network that includes a list of transmit diversity offset values. A transmission power level for an uplink signal may be determined, where a transmit diversity offset value from the list is utilized to determine the transmission power level based on a format of the uplink signal. The format may be associated with bit sizes for communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Lujing Cai, Hong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10600853
    Abstract: The invention relates to: a light-emitting device which includes a first flexible substrate having a first electrode, a light-emitting layer over the first electrode, and a second electrode with a projecting portion over the light-emitting layer and a second flexible substrate having a semiconductor circuit and a third electrode electrically connected to the semiconductor circuit, in which the projecting portion of the second electrode and the third electrode are electrically connected to each other; a method for manufacturing the light-emitting device; and a cellular phone which includes a housing incorporating the light-emitting device and having a longitudinal direction and a lateral direction, in which the light-emitting device is disposed on a front side and in an upper portion in the longitudinal direction of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaoru Hatano, Satoshi Seo, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10595283
    Abstract: A communication technique and system for converging, with Internet of things (IoT) technology, a 5th generation (5G) communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate beyond a 4th generation (4G) system is provided. The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services (for example, smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cards, health care, digital education, retail business, security and safety related services, etc.), on the basis of the 5G communication technology and IoT associated technology. According to an embodiment, a method of a terminal in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes receiving system information, identifying power information for a synchronization signal and a broadcast channel, based on the system information, and transmitting and receiving a signal, based on the power information. In this method, the power information for the synchronization signal and the broadcast channel are set equally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngbum Kim, Donghan Kim, Yongjun Kwak, Taehyoung Kim, Seunghoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10594416
    Abstract: A system that incorporates aspects of the subject disclosure may perform operations including, for example, receiving, via an antenna, a signal generated by a communication device, detecting passive intermodulation interference in the signal, the interference generated by one or more transmitters unassociated with the communication device, and the interference determined from signal characteristics associated with a signaling protocol used by the one or more transmitters. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventor: Amr Abdelmonem
  • Patent number: 10588090
    Abstract: In aspects of homogeneous and heterogeneous system determination in a network, a device can receive a first management frame and a second management frame communicated in separate data messages using a common communication protocol. The device implements a system identification module that can detect the first and second management frames are communicated in data messages from a radio device. The system identification module can determine that the first and second management frames are communicated from a homogeneous system that includes the radio device based at least in part on source addresses included in the first and second management frames. The system identification module can then determine to associate with the homogeneous system based on an operational state of services associated with either the first or the second management frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ranjeet Gupta, Mary Khun Hor-Lao, Binesh Balasingh
  • Patent number: 10574303
    Abstract: This specification discloses methods and devices for emulating a tag device that communicates via inductive coupling, such as a NFC (Near Field Communication) tag device. In some embodiments, this specification discloses methods and devices to use this tag device “emulation” for testing, validating, calibrating, and characterizing a reader device. In some embodiments, a tag emulation device can emulate movement of the tag emulation device relative to the reader device by changing configuration parameters of the tag emulation device and by not actually moving the tag emulation device relative to the reader device. In some embodiments, these configuration parameters changes include: changing a Tx (transmitter) voltage, changing a Tx driver impedance, changing a HF (high frequency) attenuator resistance, changing a Tx output modulation, changing a matching network tuning, changing a phase of a Tx signal versus a carrier signal from the reader device, enabling one or two Tx drivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Gernot Hueber, Ian Thomas Macnamara
  • Patent number: 10568046
    Abstract: In aspects of homogeneous and heterogeneous system determination in a network, a device can receive a first management frame and a second management frame communicated in separate data messages using a common communication protocol. The device implements a system identification module that can detect the first and second management frames are communicated in data messages from a radio device. The system identification module can determine that the first and second management frames are communicated from a homogeneous system that includes the radio device based at least in part on source addresses included in the first and second management frames. The system identification module can then determine to associate with the homogeneous system based on an operational state of services associated with either the first or the second management frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ranjeet Gupta, Mary Khun Hor-Lao, Binesh Balasingh
  • Patent number: 10560901
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for receiving a first higher layer configuration message including information of a mapping between a set of sounding reference signal indications and a set of power control parameters, when the user equipment is configured with more than one sounding reference signal resource for uplink data channel transmission. A second higher layer configuration message including a configured grant uplink transmission configuration is received, wherein the configured grant uplink transmission configuration does not include a sounding reference signal indication. An activation message is received in downlink control information for the configured grant uplink transmission configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyejung Jung, Ebrahim MolavianJazi, Hossein Bagheri, Vijay Nangia