Patents Examined by Nick Corsaro
  • Patent number: RE47567
    Abstract: An on-vehicle remote control apparatus includes a use-state determining device configured to determine whether a vehicle is in use. The vehicle has a remotely controllable on-vehicle device. An emergency-mode determining device is configured to determine whether the vehicle is in an emergency mode. A remote-control-execution determining device is configured to determine whether a remote-control executing device is permitted to execute remote control of the on-vehicle device. If the use-state determining device determines that the vehicle is in use, the remote-control-execution determining device prohibits the remote-control executing device from executing the remote control of the on-vehicle device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisato Kato, Nobuaki Asahara
  • Patent number: RE47568
    Abstract: A wireless network dynamically allocating a timeslot to a downlink dedicated channel to a user equipment (UE) in a cell is disclosed. A call may be reallocated a different timeslot midcall where the different timeslot has a highest quality rank in the cell. The timeslot may then be allocated to a downlink shared channel in the cell. The allocation of the timeslot to the downlink dedicated channel may be prioritized over the allocation of the timeslot to the downlink shared channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 81 LLC
    Inventor: Peter Jonathon Legg
  • Patent number: RE47744
    Abstract: A method for controlling power in a communication system is disclosed. The power control method includes the steps of calculating a first offset according to traffic information of a mobile station and data transmission channel quality information of the mobile station, determining a second offset according to received channel quality information of the mobile station, received from the mobile station, determining a third offset according to interference information received from other base stations neighboring the base station, and transmitting, to the mobile station, power control information determined based on the first offset, the second offset and the third offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Hee Cho, Kwan-Hee Roh, Soon-Young Yoon, Kyung-Joo Suh, In-Seok Hwang
  • Patent number: RE47843
    Abstract: When setting a communication parameter, apparatuses decide on each other's roles for setting the communication parameter. When constructing a new network after the communication parameter is set, the roles of individual communication layers (e.g., a physical layer, IP layer, transport layer, and application layer) are decided on to correspond to the roles when the communication parameter is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenichi Fujii
  • Patent number: RE47939
    Abstract: Energy efficient roaming of a mobile device is described. The mobile device can include a sensor for sensing a motion of the mobile device to generate a sensor signal. A radio is capable of communicating with a wireless network. A processor activates the radio in the mobile device. The processor generates an environmental profile of the mobile device based at least on the sensor signal. A memory is coupled to the processor for storing the environmental profile. The processor deactivates the radio when the environmental profile indicates that the rate of motion of the mobile device is above a predetermined threshold for a first period of time. The processor reactivates the deactivated radio when the environmental profile indicates that the rate of motion of the mobile device is below the predetermined threshold for a second period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce A. Willins
  • Patent number: RE47959
    Abstract: A method and system for interconnecting multiple distributed components in a communication network is provided. The design includes a multiple order cross connection fabric employed to interconnect multiple orders of data with at least one distributed component in the communication network. The design may further include at least one order of path termination and adaptation connection, where the at least one order of path termination and adaptation connection providing an interface between the multiple order cross connection fabric and a data management system. The design may be implemented in a SONET/SDH environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ho, Miriam Qunell, Jean-Michel Cala
  • Patent number: RE47978
    Abstract: A communication device and a power control method thereof are provided. The power control method, performed by a communication device, includes: determining a power range of a transmit power of an uplink signal; determining a gain switch range based on the power range; when the transmit power of the uplink signal is within the gain switch range, determining a first gain mode for amplifying the uplink signal; and when the transmit power of the uplink signal is out of the gain switch range, determining a second gain mode for amplifying the uplink signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Sheng-Lun Chiou, Wen-Chieh Wu
  • Patent number: RE48106
    Abstract: A driver assistance systems mountable in a host vehicle while the host vehicle is moving forward with headlights on for detection of obstacles based on shadows. The driver assistance system includes a camera operatively connectible to a processor. A first image frame and a second image frame are captured of a road. A first dark image patch and a second dark image patch include intensity values less than a threshold value. The first and the second dark image patches are tracked from the first image frame to the second image frame as corresponding images of the same portion of the road. Respective thicknesses in vertical image coordinates are measured of the first and second dark image patches responsive to the tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: MOBILEYE VISION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Gideon Stein
  • Patent number: RE48656
    Abstract: A cellular traffic monitoring system includes: a Traffic Detection Function (TDF) module to monitor cellular traffic associated with a cellular subscriber device, and to generate application detection output indicative of an application used by the cellular subscriber device; an application-based charging module to generate, based on the application detection output of said TDF module, application-based charging data related to said cellular subscriber device; a Policy Charging and Enforcement Function (PCEF) module to enforce one or more charging rules that are Service Data Flow (SDF) based and are related to said cellular subscriber device; an SDF-based charging module to generate SDF-based charging data related to said cellular subscriber device; and a charging correlator module to identify a potential over-charging due to an overlap between the application-based charging data and the SDF-based charging data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Allot LTD.
    Inventors: Alla Goldner, Asaf Shahar
  • Patent number: RE48742
    Abstract: Embodiments are provide for communicating data or other non-control information messages within a downlink control channel directly, rather than in a data channel or broadcast channel. Thereby, radio resource utilization can be substantially improved in the cellular system, such as in the case of transmitting smaller data packets. In an embodiment, a transmitter arranges a set of time-frequency radio resources, associated with a downlink control channel, for transmitting information other than control information sent on the downlink control channel. The transmitter then sends, on the set of time-frequency radio resources, a data information message comprising the information other than the control information. The information other than the control information comprises one of user-specific data information and broadcast data information. A receiver then receives on the downlink control channel, control information and the data information message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Fredrik Berggren, Anthony C. K. Soong
  • Patent number: RE48758
    Abstract: A method of arranging the transmission of packet data in a system comprising a mobile terminal, a wireless local network and a mobile network that includes end-to-end service related parameters that are signalled via a separate signalling element. A resource authorization identifier is transmitted to the mobile network via the local network. Authorization is requested from the signalling element on the basis of the resource authorization identifier. A tunnel between the mobile terminal and the mobile network is bound to the end-to-end data flow of the mobile terminal on the basis of an authorization from the signalling element and tunnel identification information identifying the tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures I LLC
    Inventors: Janne Rinne, Henry Haverinen
  • Patent number: RE48846
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for estimating and assigning agent performance characteristics in a call routing center. Performance characteristics (e.g., sales rate, customer satisfaction, duration of call, etc.) may be assigned to an agent when the agent has made few calls relative to other agents or otherwise has a large error in their measure of one or more performance characteristics used for matching callers to agents (e.g., via a performance based or pattern matching routing method). A method includes identifying agents of a plurality of agents having a number of calls fewer than a predetermined number of calls (or an error in the performance characteristic exceeding a threshold), assigning a performance characteristic to the identified agents (that is different than the agent's actual performance characteristic), and routing a caller to one of the plurality of agents based on the performance characteristics of the plurality of agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Afiniti, Ltd.
    Inventors: Zia Chishti, S. James P. Spottiswoode
  • Patent number: RE48860
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for estimating and assigning agent performance characteristics in a call routing center. Performance characteristics (e.g., sales rate, customer satisfaction, duration of call, etc.) may be assigned to an agent when the agent has made few calls relative to other agents or otherwise has a large error in their measure of one or more performance characteristics used for matching callers to agents (e.g., via a performance based or pattern matching routing method). A method includes identifying agents of a plurality of agents having a number of calls fewer than a predetermined number of calls (or an error in the performance characteristic exceeding a threshold), assigning a performance characteristic to the identified agents (that is different than the agent's actual performance characteristic), and routing a caller to one of the plurality of agents based on the performance characteristics of the plurality of agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Afiniti, Ltd.
    Inventors: Zia Chishti, S. James P. Spottiswoode
  • Patent number: RE48896
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for estimating and assigning agent performance characteristics in a call routing center. Performance characteristics (e.g., sales rate, customer satisfaction, duration of call, etc.) may be assigned to an agent when the agent has made few calls relative to other agents or otherwise has a large error in their measure of one or more performance characteristics used for matching callers to agents (e.g., via a performance based or pattern matching routing method). A method includes identifying agents of a plurality of agents having a number of calls fewer than a predetermined number of calls (or an error in the performance characteristic exceeding a threshold), assigning a performance characteristic to the identified agents (that is different than the agent's actual performance characteristic), and routing a caller to one of the plurality of agents based on the performance characteristics of the plurality of agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Afiniti, Ltd.
    Inventors: Zia Chishti, S. James P. Spottiswoode
  • Patent number: RE48917
    Abstract: A deformed dipole is suggested with trace elements configured for wideband LTE and GPS operation. The deformed dipole comprises a first dipole conductor disposed on a first surface and first side of the circuit board and a second dipole conductor disposed on an opposite surface and opposite side of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TAOGLAS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventor: Wen Chieh Yang
  • Patent number: RE48986
    Abstract: A method and a terminal for establishing a communication connection. In an embodiment, the method for establishing a communication connection includes: exchanging, by a first terminal, Wi-Fi Direct configuration information with a second terminal through a near field communication connection between the first terminal and the second terminal, where the exchanged Wi-Fi Direct configuration information includes group information of the first terminal or second terminal; and establishing a Wi-Fi Direct connection between the first terminal and the second terminal according to the exchanged Wi-Fi Direct configuration information. The present invention can simplify a process of establishing a Wi-Fi Direct connection, so that both of two terminals can establish a Wi-Fi Direct connection within an NFC communication range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Zhihao Jin
  • Patent number: RE49034
    Abstract: A physiological trend monitor has a sensor signal responsive to multiple wavelengths of light transmitted into a tissue site. The transmitted light is detected after attenuation by pulsatile blood flow within the tissue site. A processor has an input responsive to the sensor signal and a physiological parameter output. Features are extracted from the physiological parameter output. Criteria are applied to the features. An alarm output is generated when the criteria are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventor: Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: RE49078
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus that may control a configuration and operation of a network including a base station to support a multicast and broadcast multimedia service in a cellular system and may control an operation of a terminal and the like, and thus, may effectively provide a multimedia service in the cellular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jae Heung Kim, Kyoung Seok Lee, Kook Jin Lee, Jae Young Ahn, Yeong Jin Kim
  • Patent number: RE49108
    Abstract: An autonomous system (AS) comprising a topology transparent zone (TTZ) comprising a plurality of TTZ nodes, wherein the plurality of TTZ nodes includes an edge node and an internal node, wherein each of the plurality of TTZ nodes is configured to connect to another TTZ node via an internal link, and a plurality of neighboring external nodes connected to the TTZ edge nodes via a plurality of external links, wherein no link state advertisements (LSAs) describing the internal links are distributed to the neighboring external nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Renwei Li, Huaimo Chen
  • Patent number: RE49159
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of transmitting a reference signal in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes generating a precoded reference signal or a non-precoded reference signal in accordance with a rank, and transmitting the generated reference signal. Uplink transmission using multiple transmit antennas is supported through reference signal design and related control signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Byoung-Hoon Kim, Dae Won Lee, Byeongwoo Kang, Bong Hoe Kim, Yujin Noh