Patents Examined by Mohammed Rachedine
  • Patent number: 10321406
    Abstract: Embodiments include techniques for contextual switch from a wireless communication to human body near-field communication for power savings, the technique includes determining, via a processor, a configuration of devices for a user, the devices include wearable devices and mobile devices. The techniques include identifying a cluster of the devices, and determining a current activity and location of the user based on an indication from at least one of the devices. The techniques also include determining a proximity of the devices to the user, and based on the current activity, the location, and the proximity of devices, switching one or more connections to of the devices from a wireless communication technology to a human body near-field communication. The techniques include storing the configuration and the activity of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10321348
    Abstract: The present invention enables accurate measurement of RSRP, RSRQ, and the like in an LAA cell. Provided is a terminal device including: a higher layer processing unit for which a physical quantity configuration (quantityConfig) and Measurement objects are configured; and a measurement unit configured to perform measurement of a first frequency and a second frequency based on the physical quantity configuration and the Measurement objects. The physical quantity configuration at least includes a first filtering coefficient used for the measurement for the first frequency and a second filtering coefficient used for the measurement for the second frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Hayashi, Naoki Kusashima, Wataru Ouchi, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Alvaro Ruiz Delgado
  • Patent number: 10320475
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for assisted power control for an uplink signal transmitted during a RACH procedure. A UE may determine a transmit power for transmitting a message during a RACH procedure with a secondary BS, based at least in part, on communication between the UE and a primary BS. The UE may transmit the message to the second BS during the RACH procedure based, at least in part, on the determined transmit power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Navid Abedini, Bilal Sadiq, Sundar Subramanian, Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10311727
    Abstract: At least some embodiments of the disclosure include a method and device for information identification. In the method, a base station acquires a notification message about a start of a traffic information service, wherein the notification message carries a traffic information identifier and a timestamp, the traffic information identifier is a service identifier for indicating traffic information, and the timestamp indicates a time point when the base station sends MSI; and the base station sends the MSI according to the notification message, in which the MSI is indicative of position information and expansion information of a sub-frame where a MTCH corresponding to the traffic information is.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hui Xu, Zijiang Ma, Yaying Wang, Yong Lv
  • Patent number: 10306563
    Abstract: A method and system for dynamically controlling transmit power of a wireless transmitter includes determining a set of sensors based on a location of each of a plurality of sensors, a location of the wireless transmitter, and a maximum range of the wireless transmitter. The method further includes determining a change in power level and a change in interference level at each of the set of sensors based on a plurality of power measurements and a plurality of interference measurements, within a predefined response time, for each of the set of sensors, determining a required change in a transmit power level of the wireless transmitter based on the change in power level and the change in interference level at each of the set of sensors, and dynamically effecting a change in the transmit power of the wireless transmitter based on the required change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Surendran Rajendran, Adarsh Pattar
  • Patent number: 10306569
    Abstract: Provided are systems and processes for adjusting signal strength for medical appointment progress tracking. According to various examples, a method is provided which comprises transmitting, via an antenna of a transceiver, a wireless signal within a medical examination room such that a location within the medical examination room is within a coverage area of the wireless signal. A plurality of checkpoints are identified within the medical examination room, and the strength of the wireless signal is measured at each checkpoint. An amount to adjust the gain of an amplifier coupled to the antenna is determined. The amount may be determined based on the strength of the wireless signal measured at each checkpoint. The strength of the wireless signal is adjusted based on the determined amount such that the coverage area includes a desired wireless signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Deborah T Bullington, Andrew B Bullington
  • Patent number: 10298334
    Abstract: Embodiments include a technique for a signal strength boosting in a human-body near-field communication systems, the technique includes receiving a configuration of a set of devices disposed on a body of a user for transmitting a signal across the body of the user, the devices being configured to amplify the signal, and receiving an indication of a signal strength of the signal transmitted through the devices of the set of devices. The technique also includes identifying a location of signal loss based on the signal strength, and providing a recommendation to modify the configuration of the set of devices based on the identified location of signal loss, wherein the recommendation provides a location for placement of one or more additional devices to increase the signal strength. The technique includes updating the configuration based on the one or more additional devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10290920
    Abstract: A wireless receiver includes an antenna panel divided into a plurality of segments, each segment having a group of antennas, each segment having a set of radio frequency (RF) front end chips. Each RF front end chip is coupled to some antennas in the group of antennas. A master chip is configured to drive in parallel a plurality of control buses. Each control bus is coupled to a respective one of the plurality of segments, where each RF front end chip in the set of RF front end chips is serially coupled to another RF front end chip in the set of RF front end chips. Each control bus carries phase shift signals and amplitude control signals from the master chip to a respective set of RF front end chips in each segment. The master chip and the plurality of segments in the antenna panel are integrated on a single printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Movandi Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Boers, Farid Shirinfar, Sam Gharavi, Seunghwan Yoon, Alfred Grau Besoli, Maryam Rofougaran, Ahmadreza Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 10292055
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing self-organizing mobile networks (“SOMNETs”) of drones and platforms. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive first data from each of a plurality of vehicles; might receive second data from each of a plurality of platforms; might analyze the first data to determine a status of each vehicle; and might analyze the second data to determine a status of each platform. Based at least in part on the analyzed first and second data, the computing system might generate at least one of first control instructions to at least one first vehicle of the plurality of vehicles or second control instructions to at least one first platform of the plurality of platforms that respectively cause the at least one first vehicle to perform one or more first actions or cause the at least one first platform to perform one or more second actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Phil Carpenter, Steven M. Casey, Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10277305
    Abstract: Implementations of UAV wildlife monitoring system may include a ground control station wirelessly coupled to a UAV which may include a flight controller, a first radio, a second radio, a first antenna, a second antenna, a very high frequency (VHF) radio receiver, and a computer, all operatively coupled together. The monitoring system may also include a VHF tag configured to be coupled to an animal, wherein when the VHF tag is coupled to the animal, the VHF radio receiver receives a VHF radio signal from the VHF tag using the first antenna, wherein the computer process the VHF radio signal to create the location data from the VHF radio signal, processes the location data, and sends the location data to the second radio, wherein the second radio transmits the location data into a telecommunications channel, and wherein the ground control station receives the location data from the telecommunications channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents acting for and on behalf of Northern Arizona University
    Inventors: Michael W. Shafer, Paul G. Flikkema, Joseph Davidson
  • Patent number: 10277260
    Abstract: A multi radio access technology (RAT) radio circuit is provided. The multi RAT radio circuit can support concurrent transmission of radio frequency (RF) transmit signals modulated based on a first RAT and a second RAT and concurrent reception of RF receive signals modulated based on the first RAT and the second RAT. The multi RAT radio circuit splits each RF transmit signal into an in-phase transmit signal and a quadrature transmit signal. The determined phase offset is so configured such that the multi RAT radio circuit can effectively suppress an IMD(s) located above and below a transmit band(s) of the RF transmit signals. By suppressing the IMD(s), it is possible to improve RF performance of the multi RAT radio circuit regardless of whether the RF transmit signals and the RF receive signals are communicated in a contiguous or non-contiguous RF spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadim Khlat, Andrew F. Folkmann
  • Patent number: 10271286
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication apparatus for a non-orthogonal multiple access communication system. The apparatus comprises: a power adjustment unit which is used, for at least some of user equipment included in the communication system, dynamically adjusting the sending power of each of the at least some of the user equipment for each sub-carrier according to channel state information about the communication system, in order that the at least some of the user equipment perform uplink data transmission on corresponding sub-carriers with the adjusted sending power. According to the disclosed apparatus, method and system, at least one of the following technical benefits could be obtained: increasing the channel capacity of the communication system; reducing the bit error rate during the communication; and reducing the interference between corresponding user equipment in the communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jian Dang, Zaichen Zhang, Liang Wu, Chao Wei, Yu Shi
  • Patent number: 10271260
    Abstract: A computing device with a Dynamic Antenna Configuration Manager (DACM) for sharing of spare antennas with dedicated (wireless mode-specific) primary antennas in the computing device, which supports multiple wireless modes of operation and includes at least one shared spare antenna operable as a broadband Radio Frequency (RF) antenna over all of the device-supported wireless modes. The DACM dynamically allocates spare antennas based on active wireless connections, device usage modes, device orientation/configuration, and other user visible metrics so as to optimize user experience. Such dynamic-sharing allows device support for multiple wireless protocols (or modes of operation), but with less than the total of individual protocol-specific maximum antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kamal J. Koshy, Sinem K. Gulbay, Ching Wei Chang
  • Patent number: 10270894
    Abstract: One-touch transmission and one-touch silencing of a wearable group communication device utilize an end user device body and face that can be moved relative to one another in one or more simple, single-motion actions. One-touch audio transmission is enabled after an end user device is activated to enable communications. Depressing the end user device face relative to the end user device body enables audio transmission. While the face is in its depressed position audio can be transmitted. To cease audio transmission the face is released. One-touch audio silencing of an activated end user device can be performed by rotating the face relative to the body to silence audio broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Orion Labs
    Inventors: Mohammadali Parsian, Greg Albrecht, Jesse Robbins
  • Patent number: 10270523
    Abstract: A satellite system may have a constellation of communications satellites. Satellite terminal equipment may be used to communicate with the satellite constellation. The satellite terminal equipment may have indoor and outdoor equipment that can communicate wirelessly. Power may be conveyed wirelessly between the indoor equipment and the outdoor equipment. The indoor equipment may include communications circuitry for supporting communications with electronic devices. The outdoor equipment may include satellite communications circuitry. The satellite communications circuitry may include antennas, satellite transceiver circuitry, and modems. Wireless communications between the indoor and outdoor equipment may be supported using radio-frequency wireless communications circuits or optical communications circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Reed Garcia, Valerie Chang, James Gordon
  • Patent number: 10263313
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a coupler including a receiving portion that receives a first electromagnetic wave conveying first data from a transmitting device. A guiding portion guides the first electromagnetic wave to a junction for coupling the first electromagnetic wave to a transmission medium. The first electromagnetic wave propagates via at least one first guided wave mode. The coupling of the first electromagnetic wave to the transmission medium forms a second electromagnetic wave that is guided to propagate along the outer surface of the transmission medium via at least one second guided wave mode that differs from the at least one first guided wave mode. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10256922
    Abstract: A calibration method for calibrating a device under test with regard to at least one of phase and amplitude characteristics is described, with providing a device under test. Providing a measurement unit that has at least one measurement antenna unit configured to measure the radiated power of the device under test in the far-field region of the device under test. Turning on at least two antenna elements at the same time with at least one of a steering phase and a steering amplitude such that a peak beam, a null or a side lobe of the radiation pattern generated is directed towards the measurement antenna unit. Adjusting the phase or amplitude of at least one antenna element while the at least one other antenna element remaining stable. Recording the adjusted phase value or the adjusted amplitude value. Saving the setup corresponding to the highest measured gain or the lowest measured gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Corbett Rowell, Adam Tankielun, Sebastian Schmitz, Andreas Lechner
  • Patent number: 10251030
    Abstract: A portable radio system including dual programmable push-to-talk (PTT) switches is disclosed. One embodiment includes the PTT switches positioned so as to permit ambidextrous operation of the portable radio. Another embodiment allows a user to program the PTT switches to execute different functional tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Datron World Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Irwin H. Morse, Zbigniew Cyganik, Arthur L. Reynolds, III, J. Andrew Moulds, Benjamin L. LaBelle, Matthew R. Fallows
  • Patent number: 10243651
    Abstract: A mesh receiver, computer readable storage medium and method for a very small aperture terminal (VSAT) performing communications in a satellite-based network. The mesh receiver includes a receiver that receives a plurality of TDMA mesh carriers simultaneously in the network in plural channels. The mesh carriers have a transmitted frequency, transmitted gain, and transmitted timing that is unknown to the mesh receiver. The mesh receiver also includes circuitry configured to blindly derive gain, frequency, and timing values from the received mesh carriers, and a demodulator that demodulates the received TDMA mesh carriers and generates demodulated bursts for packets of the communications based on the blindly derived gain, frequency, and timing values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: VT iDirect, Inc.
    Inventors: Ninh Le, Maruthi Ram Vinjamuri, Aravind Ganugapeta, Bryan Costello
  • Patent number: 10244123
    Abstract: The present utility model relates to a master-salve wireless doorbell intercom system, comprising an indoor unit and an outdoor unit, wherein the indoor unit comprises a first power management unit, a first microprocessor, a first communication module and a first voice module, with both the first power management unit and the first communication module being electrically connected to the first microprocessor, and the first voice module being electrically connected to the first communication module; and, the outdoor unit comprises a second power management unit, a second microprocessor, a second communication module, a third communication module and a second voice module, with the second communication module and the third communication module being communicatively connected to the first communication module, respectively. The present utility model makes use of the intercom technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Sanzhu Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Liu