Patents Examined by Olumide Ajibade-Akonai
  • Patent number: 10185029
    Abstract: Various embodiments that pertain to surface non-uniformity detection through use of radio waves are described. A vehicle can transmit radio waves to an area the vehicle is traveling to, such as a road in front of an automobile. The automobile can receive and process returned radio waves to determine if the road has a non-uniformity, such as a significant pothole or speed bump. If the road has the non-uniformity, then a driver of the automobile can be alerted so the driver can decide if evasive action should be taken and take such action if appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: John Suarez
  • Patent number: 10180500
    Abstract: A method of processing signal data including an unencrypted portion and an encrypted portion, the method including: receiving, at a receiver, the signal data; processing a sample of the signal data to provide a processed signal sample including data relating to the encrypted portion of the signal data and data relating to the unencrypted portion of the signal data, comparing the unencrypted signal data with at least one reference signal to determine information including at least one of (i) the time at which the signal was sent from the source and (ii) the identity of the source; requesting, based on the determined information, and from a source remote to the receiver, a set of encrypted reference signal samples; comparing, on a processing device remote to the receiver, the set of encrypted reference signal samples with the received encrypted signal data to identify any matching signal samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: QINETIQ LIMITED
    Inventors: Nigel Clement Davies, Richard Edward Bowden, Mark Dumville, Ben Peter Wales, Luis Enrique Aguado, Thomas Andrew Evans
  • Patent number: 10175846
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a first weather implementer, a second weather implementer, a first weather dependent shortcut icon modification implementer, a second weather dependent shortcut icon modification implementer, and an audio playback implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10175342
    Abstract: A first frequency agile waveform and additional frequency agile signal waveform(s) having in-phase and a quadrature phase components, each shifted by a different delta frequency, are transmitted in the direction of a possible dispersive target. Return signal(s) each comprising an in-phase component and a quadrature phase component associated with each of the frequency agile waveform(s) are received. The return signal(s) associated with the frequency agile signal waveform(s) are phase shifted by their respective delta frequenc(ies). A combined return signal is generated by combining the first return signal and the additional phase shifted return signal(s). A probability of a potential target is determined when the combined return signal exceeds a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FirstGuard Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis McCaughey, Shantanu Sanyal, James Steven Pressnall
  • Patent number: 10178670
    Abstract: Computing readable media, apparatuses, and methods for signaling UL frame duration in wireless local-area networks. An apparatus of a wireless device is disclosed. The apparatus comprising processing circuitry, the processing circuitry configured to: encode a trigger frame for an uplink (UL) multi-user (MU) communication, the trigger frame including a media access control (MAC) portion including one or more station identifications and a length field to indicate an UL physical layer convergence procedure (PLCP) protocol data unit (PPDU) (UL-PPDU) length, the MAC portion further including a duration field to indicate a time period for other stations to set network allocation vectors. The processing circuitry further configured to: configure the access point to transmit the trigger frame, and decode UL-PPDUs from one or more stations identified by the one or more stations identifications, where a length of each of the UL-PPDUs is to be in accordance with the UL-PPDU length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chittabrata Ghosh, Yaron Alpert
  • Patent number: 10168434
    Abstract: A reference signal generation device includes a reception unit that receives a reference signal, a first oscillator that includes an atomic oscillator, a first phase comparator that compares a signal output from the first oscillator and the reference signal in phase, a second oscillator that generates a signal to be output outwardly, and a second phase comparator that compares the signal output from the first oscillator and a signal output from the second oscillator in phase. The first oscillator includes a sweeping-result output unit that outputs a sweeping result signal corresponding to a resonance signal obtained by performing frequency sweeping in the first oscillator. The reference signal generation device further includes a determination section that determines a failure state based on the sweeping result signal and at least one of a phase comparison signal of the first phase comparator and a phase comparison signal of the second phase comparator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Maki
  • Patent number: 10151833
    Abstract: An accelerator device for use in generating a list of potential targets in a radar system, such as an anti-collision radar for a motor vehicle, may process radar data signals arranged in cells stored in a system memory. A cell under test in is identified as a potential target if the cell under test is a local peak over boundary cells and is higher than a certain threshold calculated by sorting range and velocity radar data signals arranged in windows. The cells identified as a potential target are sorted in a sorted list of potential targets. The accelerator device may include a double-buffering local memory for storing cell under test and boundary cell data; and a first and a second sorting unit for performing concurrent sorting of the radar data signals arranged in windows and the cells identified as a potential target in pipeline with accesses to the system memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: STIMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giampiero Borgonovo, Marco Montagnana
  • Patent number: 10145936
    Abstract: Nt transmitting antennas include Nt1 (Nt>Nt1) transmitting antennas arranged on a first straight line at a first spacing, and (Nt+1?Nt1) transmitting antennas arranged on a second straight line at a second spacing in a direction orthogonal to the Nt1 transmitting antennas, where Nt1 is a value that maximizes Nt1×(Nt+1?Nt1). Na receiving antennas include Na1 (Na>Na1) receiving antennas arranged on the first straight line at a third spacing, and (Na+1?Na1) receiving antennas arranged on the second straight line at a fourth spacing in a direction orthogonal to the Na1 receiving antennas, where Na1 is a value that maximizes Na1×(Na+1?Na1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Kishigami, Ryosuke Shiozaki
  • Patent number: 10145720
    Abstract: A radar level gauge system controllable between a measurement state and a signal processing state. In the measurement state a first timing signal circuit is enabled, a microwave signal source generates a transmit signal with a time-varying frequency being related to first timing signals from the first timing signal generating circuitry, and a sampler samples a mixer signal at sampling times related to the first timing signals. in the signal processing state, the first timing signal circuit is disabled, and a signal processor determines the filling level based on the sampled values of the mixer signal using second timing signals from a second timing signal generating circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT TANK RADAR AB
    Inventor: Mikael Kleman
  • Patent number: 10149123
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention disclose an information processing method and device. The method of the embodiments of the present invention comprises: receiving a first message sent by a network side; based on locally stored key words, if a first key word that matches a locally stored key word is extracted from said first message, then a first label is set up for said first message; said first message is a short message or multimedia message; upon receipt of a command to display said first message, a locally stored first piece of information associated with said first key word is displayed, and, when said first label is triggered, a query of the network side for a second piece of information associated with said first key word is performed, and said second piece of information found through the query is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Lihong Li, Xudong Sun
  • Patent number: 10141657
    Abstract: A radar transmitter transmits a radar signal through a transmitting array antenna at a predetermined transmission period, and a radar receiver receives a reflected wave signal which is the radar signal reflected by a target through a receiving array antenna. A transmitting array antenna and a receiving array antenna each include multiple subarray elements, the subarray elements in the transmitting array antenna and the receiving array antenna are linearly arranged in a first direction, each subarray element includes multiple antenna elements, the subarray element has a dimension larger than a predetermined antenna element spacing in the first direction, and an absolute value of a difference between a subarray element spacing of the transmitting array antenna and a subarray element spacing of the receiving array antenna is equal to the predetermined antenna element spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Takaaki Kishigami, Naoya Yosoku
  • Patent number: 10132918
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an antenna apparatus includes a plurality of amplifier circuits, a common drain control circuit, a gate control circuits, and an antenna controller. The common drain control circuit constitutes a control circuit common to the plurality of amplifier circuits, and controls a drain voltage of a field-effect transistor included in each of the amplifier circuits. The gate control circuits are provided for each amplifier circuit, and controls a gate voltage of the field-effect transistor. The antenna controller controls the common drain control circuit and the gate control circuits, and selectively operates the plurality of amplifier circuits by controlling an output of the gate voltage prior to the drain voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasuaki Wada, Shinji Tamai, Taihei Nakada
  • Patent number: 10126422
    Abstract: The vehicle blind spot sensor is a device that secures itself against a portion of a side view mirror in order to detect the presence of other motorists in the side view mirror. The vehicle blind spot sensor includes a plurality of sensors that detect the presence of another motorist that is either approaching or located within a respective blind spot of the respective vehicle. The plurality of sensors additionally determine the distance from the vehicle blind spot sensor to the other motorist that has been detected, and displays this information on a digital display that is visible to a driver of the respective vehicle. The digital display is located on a portion of the surface of the housing that is affixed to the side view mirror. One of the plurality of sensors is used to detect an approaching speed of the other motorist that has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Leonard Obodo
  • Patent number: 10114118
    Abstract: A radar device 1 equipped with a radar antenna 2. Specifically, this radar device 1 comprises a housing 3, a transmitting unit 6, and a receiving unit 7. The housing 3 has a first wall component 3R and a second wall component 3L that are opposite each other. The transmitting unit 6 is attached on the first wall component 3R side in an internal space of the housing 3, and is configured to transmit radar signal through the radar antenna 2. The receiving unit 7 is attached on the second wall component 3L side in the internal space of the housing, is disposed opposite the transmitting unit 6, and is configured to receive reflected wave of the radar signal through the radar antenna 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FURUNO ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Atsumi, Tatsunori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10101446
    Abstract: An object detection device includes first information generation circuitry second information generation circuitry, region calculation circuitry, measured value interpolation circuitry, and object determination circuitry. The measured value interpolation circuitry which, in operation, calculates a first interpolated measured value of the first target object region using the second measured value of the second target object region or calculates a second interpolated measured value of the second target object region using the first measured value of the first target object region. The object determination circuitry which, in operation, determines the target object using a combination of the first measured value and the first interpolated measured value or a combination of the second measured value and the second interpolated measured value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Weijie Liu, Makoto Yasugi, Yoichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10085127
    Abstract: In accordance with one or more aspects, criteria including both a type of communication and a user signal are received. Additionally, a response to be stored as a pre-determined response is received. Both the criteria and the response are stored. When a communication satisfying the criteria (both the type of communication and the user signal) is subsequently received, the pre-determined response is sent to the device from which the communication is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Charbel Khawand
  • Patent number: 10075821
    Abstract: There are provided measures for subscriber group based cell broadcast. Such measures exemplarily comprise receiving a broadcast service message, said broadcast service message comprising at least first information indicative of a target subscriber group, and second information relating to network selection, comparing said first information with a preconfigured identifier indicative of an own subscriber group membership, and processing said broadcast service message based on a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventor: Jari Pekka Mustajarvi
  • Patent number: 10061023
    Abstract: A capture region calculation unit calculates a capture point having the local highest reflection intensity in power profile information and calculates a capture region surrounding the capture point. An edge calculation unit calculates the edges of one or more objects from image data. A marker calculation unit calculates a marker from the capture region. A component region calculation unit calculates component regions by extending the marker using the edges. A grouping unit groups component regions belonging to the same object, of the component regions. The object identification unit identifies the types of one or more objects (e.g., large vehicle, small vehicle, bicycle, pedestrian, flight object, bird) on the basis of a target object region resulting from the grouping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weijie Liu, Yoichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10049387
    Abstract: Application developers can request to have their applications registered for use with a content delivery platform. The operator of the content delivery platform establishes perimeters defining geographic areas, and maintains records reserving particular areas for delivery of content associated with particular sponsors. Registered applications running on mobile devices can request content from the content delivery platform. Based at least in part on the request, the content delivery platform can identify a target location, which may be the location of the mobile device, or some other location indicated in the request. A mobile device can be provided content based on the relationship of the target location to the geographic areas, so that a registered application running on a mobile device with a target location contained within a geographic area assigned to a particular sponsor will receive content related to that sponsor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Ryan Hardin, Andrew Hill
  • Patent number: 10051593
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments pertain to a method of generating a Positioning Reference Signal (PRS) sequence for a system comprising a plurality of physical transmitting antenna elements serving a single cell. In some embodiments, the method may comprise: assigning a distinct Physical Antenna Port (PAP) identifier (ID) to a subset of the plurality of physical transmitting antenna elements; and generating PRS sequences for the subset of the plurality of physical transmitting antenna elements, wherein each PRS sequence corresponds to a physical transmitting antenna element in the subset of the plurality of physical transmitting antenna elements, and each PRS sequence has a corresponding frequency shift based, at least in part, on the PAP ID (h) of the corresponding physical transmitting antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Sven Fischer