Patents Examined by Olumide Ajibade-Akonai
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
  • Patent number: 10048364
    Abstract: A radar apparatus is provided. The radar apparatus includes a transmission and reception unit configured to transmit a close distance pulse signal, a medium distance pulse signal, and a far distance pulse signal in an order of the close distance pulse signal, the far distance pulse signal, the medium distance pulse signal, and then the far distance pulse signal, and receive reflection waves of the transmitted pulse signals, the far distance pulse signal having a wider pulse width than the close distance pulse signal, the medium distance pulse signal having a pulse width wider than the close distance pulse signal and narrower than the far distance pulse signal, and a signal processor configured to generate a radar image by using a first detection result and a second detection result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akinori Shimizu
  • Patent number: 7424283
    Abstract: A method and system for billing an account of a wireless terminal to reflect multicast transmission of data to the wireless terminal. A first record is sent to a billing system indicating that, at a given time, data was transmitted to a multicast group. A second record is sent to the billing system indicating that, at the given time, a given wireless terminal was a member of the multicast group. The billing system correlates the first and second records to determine that the data was transmitted to a given wireless terminal. The billing system may then generate a charge for transmission of the data to the given wireless terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2008
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventor: Manish Mangal
  • Patent number: 7409217
    Abstract: Disclosed is a general model and method for computing performance bounds in multi-hop wireless networks. Rather than focusing on computing asymptotic performance bounds under assumptions of homogeneity or randomness in the network topology and/or workload, the present invention accommodates any given network, technology, interference model, routing paradigm, and workload. Using a conflict graph to formally characterize the impact of wireless interference on the performance of multi-hop wireless networks, methods for computing upper and lower bounds on the capacity of a given wireless network are detailed. Besides computing network capacity, the model and method disclosed can also enable or benefit other applications including maximizing fairness and minimizing maximum link utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kamal Jain, Jitendra D. Padhye, Venkata N. Padmanabhan, Lili Qiu
  • Patent number: 7395050
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and system for authenticating a user of a data transfer device (such as a terminal in a wireless local area network, i.e. WLAN). The method comprises: setting up a data transfer connection from the data transfer device to a service access point. Next, identification data of the mobile subscriber (for example an MSISDN) are inputted to the service access point. This is followed by checking from the mobile communications system whether the mobile subscriber identification data contains an access right to the service access point. If a valid access right exists, a password is generated, then transmitted to a subscriber terminal (for example a GSM mobile phone) corresponding to the mobile subscriber identification data, and login from the data transfer device to the service access point takes place with the password transmitted to the subscriber terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jukka Tuomi, Henry Haverinen, Niklas Lybäck, Sami Pienimäki
  • Patent number: 7392052
    Abstract: The invention is related to a controller of a communication system that includes a module for exchanging messages indicating a traffic channel change between communication system units before hard handover, a module for changing a downlink traffic channel, a module for detecting a communication system unit on a handover target channel, a module for changing an uplink traffic channel, and a module for completing a hard handover process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Olli Kirla
  • Patent number: 7389111
    Abstract: The present invention provides method and apparatus for facilitating base station selection/handover by a user terminal in a distributed (e.g., cellular-type) wireless communication system. In accordance with one aspect, hysteresis is adaptively determined as a function of the variance of receive signal strength fluctuations. In turn, an adaptive hysteresis factor can be obtained and used for a subsequent handover decision, for example, based on a cost function that takes into account the hysteresis. In accordance with another aspect, base station selection depends on a number of criteria, such as received signal strength, base station load, and estimated distance between a receiving user terminal and one or more base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: ArrayComm, LLC
    Inventor: Paul Petrus
  • Patent number: 7379737
    Abstract: The invention herein discloses technological advancements as they pertain to telecommunications technologies and subscriber profile management systems. In particular, the invention relates to a vendor independent mediation layer utilizing subscriber management objects articulated through certain methods, systems, algorithms and logical steps outlined herewith. Thus, the invention presents a computer program product implemented secure transactional-based system and method of accessing subscriber information distributed among a base of heterogeneous (multi-vendor) HLRs, and other such multi-vendor telecommunications network elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Redknee Inc.
    Inventors: Arvie Kwan, Christopher Robert McRaild, Bohdan Zabawskyj
  • Patent number: 7369843
    Abstract: A portable cellular phone having a search function to do a search for operational functions in which a focused search for a desired operational function by combining an icon search with a keyword search can be performed and the operational function for which the user wants to search can be easily and rapidly searched for through a simple operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Masuyo Horiguchi