Patents Examined by MD Talukder
  • Patent number: 10122416
    Abstract: An interface for transferring power and data between a non-rotating body and a rotating body may include a power transfer device coupled to the non-rotating body, and a power receiver coupled to the rotating body and configured to receive electrical power from the power transfer device. The interface may further include a first data transmitter coupled to the rotating body, and a first data receiver coupled to the non-rotating body and configured to receive data signals from the first data transmitter. The interface may also include a second data transmitter coupled to the non-rotating body, and a second data receiver coupled to the rotating body and configured to receive data signals from the second data transmitter. The wireless coupling between the power transfer device and the power receiver may include an inductive coupling, and the first data transmitter and the first data receiver may each include an optical communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Panosense Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Berger, Brian Pilnick, Denis Nikitin
  • Patent number: 10117222
    Abstract: In some examples, a method includes receiving, at a second device of a data link group of a neighbor aware network (NAN), a message including an indication of whether a first device corresponding to a particular service is available during a particular time period during which devices of the data link group are configured to operate in an active operating mode. The method also includes transitioning to a low-power operating mode during one or more transmission windows corresponding to the particular time period in response to determining that the first device is unavailable during the particular time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Santosh Paul Abraham, George Cherian, Alireza Raissinia, James Cho, Guido Frederiks
  • Patent number: 10117050
    Abstract: A system and method for communication of proximity based content is disclosed between a mobile computing device having a Short Range Communication (SRC) device and a Proximity Short Range Communication (PSRC) device associated with a location or object using near field magnetic induction. The SRC device and/or the PSRC device can include at least two antennas to provide magnetic induction diversity. The method comprises defining a proximity boundary with dimensions defined by a magnetic induction diversity communication range of at least one of the SRC and PSRC devices. A proximity signal is communicated in the proximity boundary between the SRC device and the PSRC device. At least one action is performed by the mobile computing device or the PSRC device when the proximity signal is detected between the SRC device and the PSRC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FREELINC TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Douglas Howard Dobyns
  • Patent number: 10109183
    Abstract: An interface for transferring data between a non-rotating body and a rotating body of a sensor assembly using a bidirectional communication link. For instance, the interface may include a first data transmitter coupled to the rotating body and configured to transmit first data signals representing sensor signals generated by the sensor assembly. A first data receiver is coupled to the non-rotating body and configured to receive the first data signals via a first wireless coupling. The interface further includes a second data transmitter coupled to the non-rotating body and configured to transmit second data signals. A second data receiver is coupled to the rotating body and configured to receive the second data signals via a second wireless coupling. In some instances, the first data signals may be transmitted using a first wavelength and the second data signals may be transmitted using a second, different wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Panosense Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Franz, Riley Andrews, Ryan McMichael, Arthur Benemann, Denis Nikitin
  • Patent number: 10103795
    Abstract: A cellular communication transceiver including an array which includes a plurality of aperture elements distributed over one or more surfaces, the aperture elements being configured to receive and transmit cellular communication signals, a beamformer configured to apply a time domain beamforming process to the cellular communication signals to enable directional receive and transmit beams to be formed using the aperture elements, and a telemetry subsystem operably coupling the aperture elements to the beamformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter B. Houser, Mark S. Adams
  • Patent number: 10104217
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first electromagnet mounted to a side surface of the electronic device and configured to generate a magnetic force, a data channel terminal configured to transmit and receive a signal for detecting whether another electronic device is attached, and a processor configured to determine at least one of a polarity and a strength of the magnetic force of the first electromagnet for an attachment or detachment between the electronic device and the other electronic device, control the first electromagnet according to at least one of the determined polarity and strength, and detect an attachment or detachment state between the electronic device and the other electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungkyu Kim, Youngjoong Mok, Sangwook Kwon, Hyun Jeong Kang, Jae-Seung Son, Youngbin Chang
  • Patent number: 10098171
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for performing wireless communication between terminals. An inquiry message is transmitted to a neighboring terminal. An inquiry response message is received from the neighboring terminal. It is determined whether the apparatus overlaps the neighboring terminal. When the apparatus overlaps the neighboring terminal, paging is automatically performed, without intervention of a user of the apparatus, and pairing between the apparatus and the neighboring terminal is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kyu-Suk Lee, Seong-Woon Kang, Young-Woong Kim, Sung-Jin Park, Jong-In Lee, Kyung-Hoon Cha
  • Patent number: 10080096
    Abstract: A method and system for transmitting information which is obtained from a peripheral object when an interactive service between devices is performed, and a device, are provided. The information transmission method includes: obtaining first information which is stored in a peripheral object of an electronic device via short distance communication with the peripheral object when an interactive service is performed between the electronic device and the at least one external device; generating second information that is to be transmitted to the at least one external device based on the obtained first information; and transmitting the second information to the at least one external device via the interactive service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-woo Ko, Tae-hwan Wi
  • Patent number: 10075579
    Abstract: A mobile terminal, a method in the mobile terminal, and a cover of the mobile terminal are provided for processing input. A first area of a touch screen of the mobile terminal corresponding to a window area of the cover is defined, and a second area of the touch screen of the mobile terminal corresponding to a non-window area of the cover is defined. A first input in the second area while the cover is closed over the touch screen is detected and the first input as a first control command is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sung-Joon Won, Young-Hak Oh
  • Patent number: 10075570
    Abstract: According to one aspect, there is provided a wireless communication apparatus comprising an antenna configured to operate as an antenna and as an electrode, a reference part configured to provide a reference potential, and a sensor module connected to the electrode and to the reference potential, the sensor module being configured to measure a change in the potential between the electrode and the reference potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Antti Karilainen
  • Patent number: 10069560
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for integrated resource planning for satellite systems are disclosed. The method involves obtaining user communication demand for at least one region. The method further involves generating a beam map comprising at least one beam for each of the regions according to the user communication demand. Also, the method involves generating at least one configuration profile for the satellite system by using the beam map. Additionally, the method involves performing a performance analysis by comparing: the user communication demand versus one of the configuration profiles, the user communication demand versus actual communication demand, one of the configuration profiles versus the actual communication demand, and/or one of the configuration profiles versus another one of the configuration profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Tuan Ha, Litho Kwong, Anchung Chang, Becky X. Li, James Perez, June Bishton
  • Patent number: 10064239
    Abstract: An apparatus to enable flexible arrangement of cells with a smaller burden includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating one or more second base stations located within coverage of a first base station connected to a wired backhaul; and a controller configured to control establishment of a wireless backhaul between the first base station and each of the one or more second base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10049516
    Abstract: A guest engagement system and associated methods provide seamless engagement with guests of facilities through the use of wireless sensing technologies. The system makes use of individual guest devices which are carried by guests and used to automatically identify and authenticate the guests throughout the facility. Services can thereby be seamlessly provided to the guests throughout the facility. The services include automatic unlocking of doors, including hotel or state room doors, based on the guests' immediate proximity to their assigned room's door. The services also include automated payment services provided at checkout or vending terminals, and automated log-on to interactive displays and portals, among others, based on secure wireless authentication of the guest devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: CARNIVAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, Douglas Steele, Kyle Prestenback, Richard J. Criado, Vince Ball, Adam Leonards, Glenn Curtis, Manny Vellon, Patrick Mendiuk, Sander Lam
  • Patent number: 10044822
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to perform operations including acquiring device IDs and calculation data items from a plurality of calculation devices, respectively, each device ID and each calculation data item being in association with each other. In a case where a group ID stored in the memory is selected, transmitting names data items corresponding to the acquired device IDs and the acquired calculation data items corresponding to the acquired device IDs, in association with the group ID to a server, and receiving an integrated data item being obtained based on the names data items and the acquired calculation data items associated with the group ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Akae
  • Patent number: 10045184
    Abstract: A guest engagement system and associated methods provide seamless engagement with guests of facilities through the use of wireless sensing technologies. The system makes use of individual guest devices which are carried by guests and used to automatically identify and authenticate the guests throughout the facility. Services can thereby be seamlessly provided to the guests throughout the facility. The services include automatic unlocking of doors, including hotel or state room doors, based on the guests' immediate proximity to their assigned room's door. The services also include automated payment services provided at checkout or vending terminals, and automated log-on to interactive displays and portals, among others, based on secure wireless authentication of the guest devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CARNIVAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Padgett, Michael G. Jungen, Douglas Steele, Kyle Prestenback, Richard J. Criado, Vince Ball, Adam Leonards, Glenn Curtis, Manny Vellon, Patrick Mendiuk, Sander Lam
  • Patent number: 10038956
    Abstract: Provided are communication devices having adaptable features and methods for implementation. One device includes at least one adaptable component and a processor configured to detect an external cue relevant to operation of the at least one adaptable component, to determine a desired state for the at least one adaptable component corresponding to the external cue, and then to dynamically adapt the at least one adaptable component to substantially produce the desired state. One adaptable component comprises at least one adaptable speaker system. Another adaptable component comprises at least one adaptable antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: John Walley
  • Patent number: 10021540
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product for providing seamless PTT services to a user. In an embodiment, a push-to-talk (PTT) component provides, to the user, PTT services with a talk group through a connectivity to a data channel in a mobile network. A voice monitoring component monitors attributes of data connectivity on the data channel to determine when a voice quality falls below a threshold. When the voice quality is determined to fall below the threshold, a connectivity component requests the user to switch the connectivity to a voice channel. Then, the connectivity component dials a telephone number through the voice channel to access a voice conference bridge that provides the PTT services. To provide the PTT services, the voice conference bridge sets up a routing path to a session initiation protocol session for the talk group, and routes voice communication through the SIP session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph R. Mazzarella, Michael S. Wengrovitz
  • Patent number: 10021236
    Abstract: A mobile functional apparatus is arrangeable on a body part of a user and includes at least one communication unit configured to communicate with at least one external unit and/or at least one sensor unit configured to capture at least one user and/or environment parameter. The mobile functional apparatus further includes at least one energy harvesting unit configured to convert at least one form of energy into electric power for supplying electric power at least to the at least one communication unit and/or to the at least one sensor unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Esenwein, Joachim Schadow, Joern Stock, Juergen Wiker
  • Patent number: 10020848
    Abstract: The method of the present invention refers to digital link. The method (101) identifies the user interaction (103) with a specific object (100). According to this interaction, the method (101) identifies characteristics or data on the specific object (100) which allow the method (101) to extract personal information and associate it with an output message (for example, a predefined text, audio message to be recorded, etc.) that will be sent to the target contact/user (102) (which can be another person, a group of people, a system/service, or objects in general). Since the contact target (102) is identified, a smart device associated with the method (101) triggers a preset action for the connection with the contact target (102). The method (101) allows the reception of target responses contact (102) enabling the user (103) to maintain communication with the target user (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELETRÔNICA DA AMAZÔNIA LTDA.
    Inventors: Marcelo Augusto Di Grandi Nery, Gustavo Kaneblai Martins Costa, Alexandre Barbosa Silveira, Rodrigo Jose Tobias, Renata Zilse Pereira Borges, Viviane Ortiz Franco, Paulo Victor Motta, Marcos Augusto De Goes, Leandro Dos Santos, Juliano Rodriguez Brianeze
  • Patent number: 10015749
    Abstract: Techniques for closed loop power control in multi-transmission systems are discussed. One example system employing such techniques can include coupling circuitry configured to receive a transmission path signal comprising a plurality of signal components, wherein the plurality of signal components comprises at least a first signal component in a first frequency band and a second frequency component in a second frequency band distinct from the first frequency band; filter circuitry configured to receive the transmission path signal from the coupling circuitry, to separate the first signal component from the second signal component, and to separately output the first signal component and the second signal component; and power control circuitry configured to receive the first signal component and the second signal component, and to generate a first power control signal based on the first signal component and a second power control signal based on the second signal component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Langer, Thomas Bruder