Patents Examined by N. Le
  • Patent number: 10296871
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically creating collaborative teams and managing collaborative work of a team are generally disclosed herein. One example embodiment includes the dynamic creation of a collaborative team by creating an association between team members via a managing module. The managing module may be capable of managing, among other things, team members on a team, tasks and goals of each member of the team, as well as documentation associated with the team. In some embodiments, the managing module may use a chat or messaging protocol to manage collaborative modifications to documents of the team.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Mo, Robert Staudinger, Rita H Wouhaybi, Mubashir A Mian, Tobias Kohlenberg
  • Patent number: 10292068
    Abstract: Methods and systems for optimizing bandwidth utilization in an in-home network may comprise determining usage and/or quality of communication links operating in accordance with first and second communication protocols in a multi-protocol wired and wireless network. Data communication may be routed from a first communication link operating in accordance with the first communication protocol to a second communication link operating in accordance with the second communication protocol, based on the determining. The first communication protocol may include a multimedia over cable alliance (MoCA) standard and the second communication protocol may include an IEEE 802.11x standard. The determining and routing may be performed by a MoCA network controller. The first communication protocol may include an IEEE 802.11x standard and the second communication protocol may include a MoCA standard. The rerouting may increase bandwidth usage efficiency and/or data throughput of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10290947
    Abstract: A beam scanning antenna, a microwave system, and a beam alignment method are disclosed. The method includes: instructing, by a switching control module, a feed switching module to enable each feed in a multi-feed antenna, so that the feeds separately perform signal quality detection, where the multi-feed antenna includes an aperture unit and at least two feeds, where the feeds are configured to radiate an electromagnetic wave signal, the feed switching module includes multiple switches, and each feed is respectively connected to one switch in the feed switching module; acquiring, by the switching control module, a result of the signal quality detection performed by each feed; and selecting, by the switching control module according to the result of the signal quality detection, one feed having the best signal quality as a working feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao Long, Fusheng Tang, Zhuo Zeng, Yanxing Luo
  • Patent number: 10292195
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a communication system, and more particularly, to a terminal and method for autonomously controlling cooperative transmission wherein the terminal determines a cooperative transmission mode based on channel information and service quality information acquired by the terminal in a communication system. To this end, the present invention provides a terminal for controlling cooperative transmission from/to at least two cooperative transmission communication devices, the terminal including: a transmission mode determination unit for determining a cooperative transmission mode; and a mode-transmission-targeting communication device set determination unit for determining at least one mode-transmission-targeting communication device to which information on the determined cooperative transmission mode is to be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Seong-Keun Oh, Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10285081
    Abstract: A battery operated portable communication device provides converged functionality while avoiding resets to the device. Composite logic circuitry formed of at least one comparator and a logic interface controls current limiting to a primary load formed of high power land mobile radio (LMR) devices and programming to secondary loads formed of non-LMR peripherals. At least one current limit control signal is used to control current to the primary load under high current mode operations. Another control signal provides an interruption alert to a slave processor for controlled programming of the secondary loads during the high current operations of the primary load. Current to the primary load is restored while the secondary load is interrupted. Operation of secondary load processes is resumed when the primary load ceases high power operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Peter J. Bartels, Javier Alfaro, Jeffrey L. Cutcher, Kevin Alonso, Stephen C. Glass
  • Patent number: 10281284
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide efficient and dynamic systems and methods for building a hybrid road network and grid based spatial temporal index to handle big trajectory data. Embodiments of the present invention can be used to satisfy the issue of low indexing and compression rate of big trajectory data, and to improve the efficiency of index queries, while also providing a mechanism to account for missing road links in a map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Duan, Peng Gao, Peng Ji, Xiao Bo Li, Zhi Hu Wang, Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 10277723
    Abstract: An information acquiring device includes an information acquiring control circuit; or an information processing device includes an information processing circuit. The circuit prevents an operation of the information processing device and/or an information acquiring device based on the presence of a connection between the information acquiring device and the information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryogo Ito, Kazuma Akamatsu, Shunsuke Katsumata, Shiro Eshita, Megumi Takagi, Ayumi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10271421
    Abstract: Electrically-conductive wires are used to construct an EMI shield between inductors of an RF module that prevents, or at least reduces, EMI crosstalk between the inductors while maintaining high Q factors for the inductors. The EMI shield comprises at least a first set of electrically-conductive wires that at least partially surrounds and extends over at least a first inductor of a pair of inductors. Adjacent wires of the first set are spaced apart from one another by a predetermined distance selected to ensure that the EMI shield attenuates a frequency or frequency range of interest. First and second ends of each of the wires are connected to an electrical ground structure. A length of each wire in between the first and second ends of the respective wire extends above the first inductor and is spaced apart from the first inductor so as not to be in contact with the first inductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Bernhard Gebauer, Oliver Wiedenmann, Sarah Haney, Lueder Elbrecht, Deog-Soon Choi, Aaron Lee
  • Patent number: 10263691
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating a satellite access network (SAN) of a satellite communication system to schedule communications with a user terminal. In some aspects, the SAN may provision a communication frame, for the user terminal, into a number of forward-link (FL) subframes and a different number of reverse-link (RL) subframes. The SAN then transmits the FL subframes to the user terminal via a forward link of the satellite communication system, and subsequently receives the RL subframes from the user terminal via a reverse link of the satellite communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Venkatraman Rajagopalan, Jelena Damnjanovic, Qiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10257882
    Abstract: A communications assembly including a first mobile station communicatively coupled to a public mobile radio network, a second mobile station communicatively coupled to a private mobile radio network, and a communications interface module configured to provide a communication conduit between the first mobile station and second mobile station, for routing: a communication originating from the first mobile station through the communications interface module for transmission over the private mobile radio network via the second mobile station, and a communication initiated at the communications interface module for transmission over the public mobile radio network via the first mobile station device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AIRWAVE SOLUTIONS LTD
    Inventor: Andrew Cushing
  • Patent number: 10256924
    Abstract: A measuring device for transmitter performance measuring is provided. The measuring device includes a first measuring path adapted to receive a measuring signal from a device under test, and to determine first measuring values from the measuring signal. The measuring device further includes a second measuring path adapted to receive the measuring signal, and to determine second measuring values from the measuring signal. The measuring device further includes a noise suppressor, connected to an output of the first measuring path and to an output of the second measuring path, wherein the noise suppressor is adapted to receive the first measuring values and the second measuring values, and to suppress noise by multiplying each of the first measuring values with a respective one of the second measuring values to generate a respective measuring value product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Edwin Menzel
  • Patent number: 10255327
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for determining contact-related information items for presentation to a user, such that the user can refer to the information items to enhance the user's communication with the contact. Contact-related information items that have a high relevance level may be accessed and presented to the user. In a case in which no or limited high relevance level information items exist, contact-related information items associated with incrementally lower levels of relevance may be accessed and presented. Moreover, according to some example embodiments, relevance may be derived based on the relationship of the user with the particular contact and/or the frequency of communications with the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGY OY
    Inventors: Don Yamato Kuramura, Bryan Thomas Biniak, Peter Matthew Mauro, Roope Rainisto, Melanie Wendland
  • Patent number: 10250341
    Abstract: There are provided a monitoring apparatus, a wireless communication system, a failure factor deciding method and a program which enable a user to take an appropriate countermeasure for a failure factor which has occurred in a wireless communication apparatus which employs space diversity. The monitoring apparatus (1) includes an obtaining unit (12) and a deciding unit (14). The obtaining unit (12) obtains a history related to a received signal level of a first receiver (22) and a received signal level of a second receiver (24) in a predetermined period from a wireless communication apparatus (20) including the first receiver (22) and the second receiver (24). The deciding unit (14) decides a factor of a failure that has occurred in the wireless communication apparatus (20) based on the history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kitahara
  • Patent number: 10242075
    Abstract: A database apparatus may include a database unit configured to store first and second data groups being classified based on a data attribute, a first caching unit associated with the first data group and including a first cache architecture and a second caching unit associated with the second data group and including a second cache architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG CNS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ui Jin Lim, Sung Jun Jung, Jeong Min Ju
  • Patent number: 10235407
    Abstract: A forking coordinator of a journal-based multi-data-store database determines that a forking criterion for a first journal has been met. The coordinator stores an indication that processing of transaction requests directed to a particular subset of the database is suspended. The coordinator instantiates a second journal for storing committed transaction entries for the particular subset. Metadata of the second journal indicates that transaction entries with sequence numbers in a particular range are stored in the first journal. The coordinator stores an indication that transaction processing associated with the particular subset of the system is to be resumed using the second journal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Michael Morkel, Timothy Daniel Cole, Andrew Wayne Ross, Artem Danilov, Allan Henry Vermeulen, Tate Andrew Certain, Christopher Richard Jacques De Kadt
  • Patent number: 10229197
    Abstract: A system and method for searching using a user device associated with a display includes a controller displaying a plurality of search screens on the display device, each of the plurality of search screens perform a content search. The user device also includes a search module generating respective search results from each of the plurality of search screens and a search retention module storing the respective search results in a memory of the user device and retrieving saved search results from the memory corresponding to the previously accessed search screen when a previously accessed search screen is displayed. The controller displays the saved search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTIV Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Leong
  • Patent number: 10230333
    Abstract: A power amplifier, a radio remote unit (RRU), and a base station, where the power amplifier includes an envelope controller, a main power amplifier, and an auxiliary power amplifier. The main power amplifier and the auxiliary power amplifier both set an envelope voltage output by the envelope modulator as operating voltages, and because the operating voltages of the main power amplifier and the auxiliary power amplifier may be adjusted simultaneously, symmetry of the power amplifier is improved, and an efficiency loss occurring probability is low, thereby enhancing efficiency of the power amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lipeng Zhang, Zhonghua Cai, Ting Li, Kaizhan Wang
  • Patent number: 10218325
    Abstract: A Spatial Power Combining Amplifier (SPCA) exhibiting a new concept for the amplification of coherent (e.g., microwave) radiation. A general description of the SPCA a power analysis at various SPCA stages is provided. A successfully tested S-band SPCA example was able to deliver 120 W of power with a gain of 50 dB and 50 percent efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Jose E. Velazco
  • Patent number: 10217288
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method and mobile device for displaying points of interest in a view of a real environment displayed on a screen of the mobile device with a functionality for interaction with a user, which comprises the steps of: capturing an image of the real environment or a part of the real environment using a camera, determining at least one point of interest related to the real environment, determining an image position of the at least one point of interest in the image, displaying at least part of the image on at least part of the screen, overlaying a computer-generated indicator with the at least part of the image on the screen at a screen position according to the image position of the at least one point of interest, displaying a computer-generated virtual object related to the at least one point of interest on the screen at a screen position determined according to the screen position of the computer-generated indicator and which is adjacent to a bottom edge of the screen, displaying a visually
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Fedosov, Stefan Misslinger, Peter Meier
  • Patent number: 10216804
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for generating answers to questions. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving a query, conducting a search through one or more data sources to identify candidate answers to the query, and providing each of the candidate answers with a preliminary score. The method further comprises filtering out any of the candidate answers with a preliminary score that does not satisfy a defined condition. The candidate answers having preliminary scores that satisfy this condition form a subset of the candidate answers. Each of the candidate answers in this subset is processed to produce further scores. A ranking function is applied to these further scores to determine a ranking for each of the candidate answers in the subset; and after this ranking function is applied, one or more of the candidate answers are selected as one or more final answers to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jennifer Chu-Carroll, David A. Ferrucci, David C. Gondek, Adam P. Lally, James C. Murdock, IV