Patents Examined by Nhan Le
  • Patent number: 10205481
    Abstract: Certain aspects and aspects of the present invention are directed to a distributed antenna system having a downlink communication path, an uplink communication path, and a non-duplexer isolator sub-system. The downlink communication path can communicatively couple a transmit antenna to a base station. The uplink communication path can communicatively couple a receive antenna to the base station. In one aspect, the non-duplexer isolator sub-system can be electronically configured for isolating uplink signals traversing the uplink communication path from downlink signals. In another aspect, a non-duplexer isolator sub-system can be configurable in one or more mechanical steps selecting a frequency response. In another aspect, a non-duplexer isolator sub-system can include an active mitigation sub-system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Charles B. Morrison, Donald R. McAllister, Fred W. Phillips, Christopher G. Ranson, Van E. Hanson, Thomas Kummetz, Gregory Allan Maca
  • Patent number: 10182249
    Abstract: A method for receiving broadcast radio signals in a vehicle, particularly in a motor vehicle, and a broadcast radio receiver that is set up to perform the method are described. The method involves multiple reception paths of a broadcast radio receiver being available in order to receive and computationally process broadcast radio signals separately from one another. In addition, the method involves multiple reproduction appliances being connectable to one or more respective reception paths in order to reproduce received broadcast radio signals, wherein multiple reception paths can be combined for a reproduction appliance in order to improve the reception quality. Provision is additionally made for the speed of the vehicle to be ascertained and for the number of reception paths that are combined for a reproduction appliance to be prescribed on the basis of the speed of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Kuhlmann, Gerhard Dochow
  • Patent number: 10176460
    Abstract: An electronic business card exchange method and apparatus. The method comprises: if a first electronic business card terminal on which a first electronic business card is displayed receives a first touch signal, the first electronic business card terminal turns the first electronic business card upside down to enable the business card to face the other party, and establishes a data connection to a second electronic business card terminal (101); if the first electronic business card terminal on which the first electronic business card that has been turned is displayed receives a second touch signal, the first electronic business card terminal sends the first electronic business card to the second electronic card terminal through the data connection (103); and through the data connection, the first electronic business card terminal receives and displays a second electronic business card sent by the second electronic business card terminal (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ORA INC.
    Inventors: Jian Hua Xing, Kai Ren, Ping Wang, Ye Zhao, Jian Guo Wu
  • Patent number: 10177730
    Abstract: A packet-based radio receiver (10) comprises an automatic gain control system (17) and a signal-level detector (18, 19, 20) for monitoring an analog signal derived from radio signals received by the radio receiver. The signal-level detector (18, 19, 20) comprises a binary memory cell (22, 24) and a monitoring system. The monitoring system comprises a comparator (21, 23) arranged to receive a reference voltage at a first input and the analog signal at a second input. The monitoring system is arranged to (i) continuously monitor the voltage of the analog signal, (ii) detect when the monitored signal exceeds the reference voltage, and (iii) store a predetermined binary value in the memory cell (22, 24) in response to such a detection. The automatic gain control system (17) is arranged to control the gain of a variable-gain component (12, 13, 14) of the radio receiver in dependence on the contents of the binary memory cell (22, 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Nordic Semiconductor ASA
    Inventor: Phil Corbishley
  • Patent number: 10164682
    Abstract: Certain aspects and aspects of the present invention are directed to a distributed antenna system having a downlink communication path, an uplink communication path, and a non-duplexer isolator sub-system. The downlink communication path can communicatively couple a transmit antenna to a base station. The uplink communication path can communicatively couple a receive antenna to the base station. In one aspect, the non-duplexer isolator sub-system can be electronically configured for isolating uplink signals traversing the uplink communication path from downlink signals. In another aspect, a non-duplexer isolator sub-system can be configurable in one or more mechanical steps selecting a frequency response. In another aspect, a non-duplexer isolator sub-system can include an active mitigation sub-system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Charles B. Morrison, Donald R. McAllister, Fred W. Phillips, Christopher G. Ranson, Van E. Hanson, Thomas Kummetz, Gregory Allan Maca
  • Patent number: 10165427
    Abstract: Methods and systems for communication between remote internet enabled devices to RF network based devices. The remote device is able to communicate through a gateway device connected to the internet and capable of RF network communication. It is by communication to this gateway device is that a server is able to identify and communicate with an RF device, such as a Bluetooth enabled tracking device, to uniquely identify it and alter its state, so that multiple users could simultaneously control the RF device without having a direct RF connection to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TruckR, Inc.
    Inventors: John Louis Mikelich, Christopher Gary Herbert, Seth Andrew Robin
  • Patent number: 10153790
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a devices and methods related to satellite information broadcasting. Example embodiments may include frequency shifting an intermediate frequency (IF) signal down-conversion from the microwave-band. As an example, down-conversion involving local oscillators may lead to frequency drift due to varying temperature and/or humidity conditions. Correcting for the frequency drift may provide an opportunity to remove or filter excess bandwidth. Further embodiments may include receiving, in a tuning request, information about a transponder type. A frequency translation module may be adjusted based, at least in part, on the transponder type related to the IF signal being input into the frequency translation module. Such frequency-shifting and transponder-specific filtering may allow Single-Wire Multiswitch (SWM) devices to provide output signals with narrower bandwidth, which may improve signal quality, cable run length, reduce power demands, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kushan Shah, Benjamin Mui
  • Patent number: 10154405
    Abstract: A control server includes: a communication interface for receiving a first identification of a first electronic subscriber identification module and/or a second identification of a second electronic subscriber identification module; and a processor, configured to assign a first partial data volume of the data volume to the first electronic subscriber identification module and/or a second partial data volume of the data volume to the second electronic subscriber identification module according to an electronic distribution rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Stefan Kaliner
  • Patent number: 10141972
    Abstract: A touch screen controller (TSC) includes: a front end circuit configured to send a control signal to a touch panel and to receive a touch signal from the touch panel; an algorithm processing circuit configured to process source data generated based on the touch signal according to a predetermined algorithm; a memory configured to store the source data and result data obtained as a result of processing the source data at the algorithm processing circuit; and a bus configured to transfer data among the front end circuit, the algorithm processing circuit, and the memory. The algorithm processing circuit includes: a buffer configured to temporarily store the source data or the result data and shared by at least two circuits; and a special function register (SFR) configured to store a setting value necessary for an operation of the algorithm processing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyung-Dal Kwon, Gyeong Min Ha, Ho-Suk Na
  • Patent number: 10142943
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications. In some aspects, a device may determine a peak to average ratio (PAR) value for a portion of a wireless transmission. In some aspects, the device may cause, based on the PAR value, a voltage to be applied to a power amplifier of the device to cause the device to transmit the portion of the wireless transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Ankit Maheshwari, Revathi Sundara Raghavan, Jifeng Geng, Niranjan Kumar Vadlamudi
  • Patent number: 10136437
    Abstract: An automatically adjustable radiofrequency link system includes a radiofrequency transmitter configured to transmit a signal at a frequency of transmission within an extremely high frequency (EHF) band. The system further includes a receiving device configured to receive the transmitted signal and provide feedback to a processing circuit communicatively coupled to the transmitter and the receiving device, wherein the feedback is related to the received signal. The processing circuit is configured to determine required signal properties based on the feedback and determine signal loss properties including an effect of atmospheric absorption, as a function of frequency; determine a modification to the transmitted signal using the signal loss properties and the required signal properties; and adjust the frequency of transmission to obtain a desired transmission signal using the modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Alistair K. Chan, Russell J. Hannigan, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, Nathan Kundtz, Nathan P. Myhrvold, John Brian Pendry, David R. Smith, Clarence T. Tegreene, David B. Tuckerman, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10135662
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sequence generation method comprising: generating a basic sequence structure including C48 having 48 tones, X6 having six tones, and X5 having five tones; selecting any one of a plurality of phase rotation factors predetermined for a bandwidth; and generating a sequence to be inputted into a preamble to be transmitted to a terminal, by using the phase rotation factor, applied in basic sequence structural units, and the basic sequence structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kilbom Lee, Hangyu Cho, Wookbong Lee, Jinsoo Choi, Jiwon Kang
  • Patent number: 10128807
    Abstract: A system improve amplifier efficiency of operation relative to that of an amplifier with fixed biasing is operating channel dependent. A control circuit determines a bias current for an amplifying transistor of an amplifier circuit based at least in part on an operating channel. The amplifying transistor operates in a multi-channel system, where the bias current for the amplifying transistor operating at channels at an edge of a channel band is different from the bias current for the amplifying transistor operating at channels nearer a center of the channel band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SiGe Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan J. A. Trainor, Grant Darcy Poulin, Craig Joseph Christmas
  • Patent number: 10128915
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal including a housing comprising a first metal case, a second metal case and a first non-conductive case arranged between the first metal case and the second metal case, a battery embedded in the housing, a first coil arranged in an area covered by the first metal case inside the housing, a main board comprising a charging module implemented to recharge the battery using electric currents which flow in the first coil, and a first resonator arranged in an area covered by the first non-conductive case and comprising a first matching circuit corresponding to a first frequency, such that the examples of the mobile terminal in accordance with the present disclosure may enhance performance of the wireless communication unit and wireless charging performance, without design change of the housing having the metal case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Choi, Hyengcheul Choi, Deuksu Choi, Dongjin Kim, Chisang You
  • Patent number: 10122387
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of portable antennae and systems for radio communications requiring low-noise receiving means, or in which interconnecting transmission line insertion loss between receiver or transceiver equipment and a distant antenna impairs such radio communications. A method of use is also disclosed, in which an antenna in a passive state may be turned on automatically upon the initiation by a radio operator of a transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Steven Lloyd Myers
  • Patent number: 10122389
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a communication circuit. The communication circuit includes at least one receive amplifier configured to connect to an antenna and to low-noise amplify at least a part of a multi-band signal, and a transceiver including a mixer configured to mix the signal low-noise amplified by the at least one receive amplifier, wherein the transceiver is configured to process the multi-band signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Ju Kim, Sung Chul Park
  • Patent number: 10111173
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided which comprises: a mixer to mix a first signal of a first frequency with a second signal of a second frequency, and to generate a first output; a switched-capacitor multiplier, coupled to the mixer, to receive the first output and to provide a second output with reduced noise; and an amplifier, coupled to the switched-capacitor multiplier, to amplify the second output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Erkan Alpman, Ahmad B. Khairi, Stefano Pellerano, Ashoke Ravi
  • Patent number: 10110299
    Abstract: A satellite dish assembly may comprise a broadcast receive module and a basestation module. The broadcast receive module may be operable to receive a satellite signal, recover media carried in the satellite signal, and output the media. The basestation module may be operable to accept the media output by the broadcast receive module and transmit the media in accordance with one or more wireless protocols. In being conveyed from the broadcast receive module to the basestation, the media content may not traverse any wide area network connection. The one or more wireless protocols may comprise one or more of: a cellular protocol and IEEE 802.11 protocol. The satellite dish assembly may comprise a routing module that may be operable to route data between the broadcast receive module, the basestation, and a gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Ling, Timothy Gallagher, Glenn Chang
  • Patent number: 10103762
    Abstract: Provided are mechanisms and processes for a lighting system for medical schedule management. According to various examples, an apparatus is provided which comprises a lighting interface configured to connect to a lighting element for illuminating a medical examination room. The apparatus further comprises a power interface coupled to a power source. The apparatus further comprises a Wi-Fi transceiver configured to transmit a wireless signal to connect to a device corresponding to a physician. The wireless signal corresponds to a local area network. The duration of the connection is used to track the presence of the physician in the medical examination room. The Wi-Fi transceiver is tuned to transmit a signal strength corresponding to the size and characteristics of the medical examination room. The apparatus is located in a lighting fixture in the medical examination room. The lighting fixture may be centrally located in the medical examination room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Deborah T Bullington, Andrew B Bullington
  • Patent number: 10098047
    Abstract: A wireless, multi-modal access device and system adapted to integrate a number of communications networks operating in differing communication modes to facilitate transfer of communication links during a communication session to promote efficient use of the communication networks. The system includes a plurality of Universal Multi-Modal Access Devices UMMAD that are capable of operating at different frequencies and different protocols (TDMA, AMPS, CDMA, GSM, PCS etc) to communicate with any one of a number of Wide Bandwidth Gateways (WBG), which are each capable of communication using one or more of the protocols. The communication links may be switched from one WBG to another or from one protocol to another during a communication session to continue the session under the control of a Universal System Traffic Controller. Numerous other applications of the UMMADs for unique identification and e-commerce are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Mobile Data Off-Loading, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles M. Leedom, Jr.