Patents Examined by Ovidio Escalante
  • Patent number: 10224455
    Abstract: A light-emitting device includes a transparent substrate, a transparent adhesive layer on the transparent substrate, a first transparent conductive layer on the transparent adhesive layer, a multi-layer epitaxial structure and a first electrode on the transparent conductive layer, and a second electrode on the multi-layer epitaxial structure. The multi-layer epitaxial structure includes a light-emitting layer. The transparent substrate has a first surface facing the transparent adhesive layer and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the area of the second surface is larger than that of the light-emitting layer, and the area ratio thereof is not less than 1.6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Epistar Corporation
    Inventors: Min-Hsun Hsieh, Chih-Chiang Lu, Ching-Pu Tai
  • Patent number: 10122896
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for detect adjunct peripherals, and coordinating their media capabilities (as a preparation to be able to signal their capabilities). The host device and the peripherals can synchronize wall clocks. The system sets up a call (or receive a call) from a remote host device, and requests the peripherals to check for network connectivity to the remote host device (connectivity check). This check can be done by using a STUN/TURN procedure. The system establishes direct connectivity between the peripherals and the remote host device and monitors lip sync by transferring RTCP messages between the host device and the peripherals and instructing display and playback peripherals/sub systems to align lip sync.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Ori Modai, Venkatesh Krishnaswamy, Gal Eliraz-Levonai, Michael Vernick
  • Patent number: RE46842
    Abstract: A container closure assembly includes a closure, an inner seal, and a radio frequency identification tag. The inner seal comprises a sealable film laminated to a metallic foil, and includes a first surface for sealing engagement with a container sealing surface, and a second, opposed surface for non-scaling engagement with a backing liner, a facing liner, or a glued-in closure liner. The radio frequency identification tag includes a microprocessor electrically coupleable with an antenna for receiving, storing, and transmitting digitized information. The inner seal minimizes migration of fluids between a container interior volume and an exterior of a container when the inner seal is sealingly engaged with a container sealing surface. The radio frequency identification tag is includable in the closure assembly without the closure assembly electromagnetically interfering with the receiving, storing, or transmitting of the digitized information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: eAgile Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Phaneuf, Gary P. Burns, Michael Isabell
  • Patent number: RE46949
    Abstract: Memory strings includes: a first semiconductor layer including a columnar portion extending in a direction perpendicular to a substrate; a first electric charge storage layer formed to surround a side surface of the columnar portion; and a first conductive layer formed to surround the first electric charge storage layer. First selection transistors includes: a second semiconductor layer extending upward from a top surface of the columnar portion; a second electric charge storage layer formed to surround a side surface of the second semiconductor layer; and a second conductive layer formed to surround the second electric charge storage layer. The non-volatile semiconductor storage device further includes a control circuit that causes, prior to reading data from a selected one of the memory strings, electric charges to be accumulated in the second electric charge storage layer of one of the first selection transistors connected to an unselected one of the memory strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Maeda, Yoshihisa Iwata
  • Patent number: RE46975
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program that includes forming frequency hopping position of the sounding reference signal is based on a hopping pattern. The hopping pattern of the sounding reference signal is configured to utilize a tree assignment for a frequency allocation of the sounding reference signal and to support at least one frequency band branch per layer. The hopping pattern of the sounding reference signal is also configured to provide consecutive sounding reference signals on widely separated frequency allocations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Kari Hooli, Kari Pajukoski, Esa Tiirola
  • Patent number: RE47049
    Abstract: A method and system for enhancing a target sound signal from multiple sound signals is provided. An array of an arbitrary number of sound sensors positioned in an arbitrary configuration receives the sound signals from multiple disparate sources. The sound signals comprise the target sound signal from a target sound source, and ambient noise signals. A sound source localization unit, an adaptive beamforming unit, and a noise reduction unit are in operative communication with the array of sound sensors. The sound source localization unit estimates a spatial location of the target sound signal from the received sound signals. The adaptive beamforming unit performs adaptive beamforming by steering a directivity pattern of the array of sound sensors in a direction of the spatial location of the target sound signal, thereby enhancing the target sound signal and partially suppressing the ambient noise signals, which are further suppressed by the noise reduction unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LI Creative Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Manli Zhu, Qi Li
  • Patent number: RE47053
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for providing audio service to a client through a communication network. A user subscribes to the service and the user's access to audio files is contingent upon authorization and validation. Once authorized, the user may access and stream out audio date files, or similar types of files, to the client device through the communication network. Metrics are maintained for the play-out of each audio file and payment may be allocated to an owner of rights in the audio file based on the play-out statistics. The user may maintain customized play lists on the server for playing out preselected audio files. A play list may be sent to another user. The server may also be configured to select audio files not previously selected by the user based on the user's past selection behavior or based on the user's stated preferences. The audio files identified by the server are then suggested to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Benhov GMBH, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph St-John Drosset, Michael Kim, Christopher J. Bottorf, Juan C. McMillan
  • Patent number: RE47063
    Abstract: A hearing aid includes a microphone to convert sounds into electrical signals, a transceiver configured to communicate with a computing device through a wireless communication channel, and a processor coupled to the microphone and the transceiver. The hearing aid further includes a memory accessible to the processor and configured to store a table including plurality of hearing aid profile identifiers (IDs). Each of the plurality of hearing aid profile IDs corresponds to a respective one of a plurality of hearing aid profiles. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor cause the processor to identify a hearing aid profile ID from the table based on a sound sample, retrieve a hearing aid profile from the computing device using the hearing aid profile ID, and apply the hearing aid profile to modulate an audio output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: III HOLDINGS 4, LLC
    Inventors: Russell J. Apfel, David Matthew Landry
  • Patent number: RE47180
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a bandwidth extended signal from an input signal includes a patch generator and a combiner. The input signal is represented for first and second bands by first and second resolution data, respectively, the second resolution being lower than the first. The patch generator generates first and second patches from the first band of the input signal according to first and second patching algorithms, respectively. A spectral density of the second patch generated using the second patching algorithm is higher than a spectral density of a first patch generated using the first patching algorithm. The combiner combines both patches and the first band of the input signal to obtain the bandwidth extended signal. The apparatus scales the input signal according to the first and second patching algorithms or scales the first and second patches, so that the bandwidth extended signal fulfills a spectral envelope criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Frederik Nagel, Sascha Disch, Max Neuendorf, Stefan Bayer, Marc Gayer, Markus Lohwasser, Nikolaus Rettelbach, Ulrich Kraemer
  • Patent number: RE47189
    Abstract: A passive device shield 2 used to protect a passive chip containing data embedded in a device from remote skimming at a frequency which activates the chip to send the data, the shield 2 being removable to enable authorized reading of the chip data. The shield 2 is adapted to block the frequencies which activate the chip, the shield 2 further having a transmitter 18 which sends a coupling signal at a non-blocked frequency to a receiver 20, at least one of the receiver/and transmitter 18 having means to monitor the distance between the transmitter 18 and receiver 20 and an alert means to indicate when a predetermined distance has been exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: VOYAGERBLUE LTD
    Inventor: Andre Kay
  • Patent number: RE47244
    Abstract: An alarm suspend system utilizes an alarm trigger responsive to physiological parameters and corresponding limits on those parameters. The parameters are associated with both fast and slow treatment times corresponding to length of time it takes for a person to respond to medical treatment for out-of-limit parameter measurements. Audible and visual alarms respond to the alarm trigger. An alarm silence button is pressed to silence the audible alarm for a predetermined suspend time. The audible alarm is activated after the suspend time has lapsed. Longer suspend times are associated with slow treatment parameters and shorter suspend times are associated with fast treatment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Massi Joe E. Kiani, Steve L. Cebada, Gregory A. Olsen
  • Patent number: RE47249
    Abstract: An alarm suspend system utilizes an alarm trigger responsive to physiological parameters and corresponding limits on those parameters. The parameters are associated with both fast and slow treatment times corresponding to length of time it takes for a person to respond to medical treatment for out-of-limit parameter measurements. Audible and visual alarms respond to the alarm trigger. An alarm silence button is pressed to silence the audible alarm for a predetermined suspend time. The audible alarm is activated after the suspend time has lapsed. Longer suspend times are associated with slow treatment parameters and shorter suspend times are associated with fast treatment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Massi Joe E. Kiani, Steve L. Cebada, Gregory A. Olsen
  • Patent number: RE47278
    Abstract: Disclosed is a downlink signal configuring method and device, and synchronization and cell search method and device using the same in a mobile communication system. A downlink frame has plural symbols into which pilot subcarriers are distributively arranged with respect to time and frequency axes. Initial symbol synchronization and initial frequency synchronization are estimated by using a position at which autocorrelation of a cyclic prefix of a downlink signal and a valid symbol of the downlink is maximized, and cell search and integer-times frequency synchronization are estimated by using pilot subcarriers included in the estimated symbol. Fine symbol synchronization, fine frequency synchronization, and downlink frame synchronization is estimated by using an estimated cell search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Chung-Ang University
    Inventors: Kwang-Soon Kim, Jae-Young Ahn, Yong Soo Cho, Dong-Han Kim
  • Patent number: RE47279
    Abstract: The present publication discloses a method and system for sending messages in a telecommunications network. In the method, a first text-form message is sent to a user of the service, a reply to the first text-form message is received from the user of the service to an address defined in the previous message, if the reply is of the correct form and content, the desired service is sent to the user of the service. According to the invention, the user of the message service is offered a second service by a message, the information (such as the sending number is text-message traffic) defining the reply address of which differs from that of the first message, and the second offer message is sent with a sending delay, which depends of the content or type of the first service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BOOKIT OY AJANVARAUSPALVELU
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen
  • Patent number: RE47353
    Abstract: An alarm suspend system utilizes an alarm trigger responsive to physiological parameters and corresponding limits on those parameters. The parameters are associated with both fast and slow treatment times corresponding to length of time it takes for a person to respond to medical treatment for out-of-limit parameter measurements. Audible and visual alarms respond to the alarm trigger. An alarm silence button is pressed to silence the audible alarm for a predetermined suspend time. The audible alarm is activated after the suspend time has lapsed. Longer suspend times are associated with slow treatment parameters and shorter suspend times are associated with fast treatment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Massi Joe E. Kiani, Steve L. Cebada, Gregory A. Olsen
  • Patent number: RE47355
    Abstract: A non-volatile semiconductor storage device includes: a memory cell array having memory cells arranged therein, the memory cells storing data in a non-volatile manner; and a plurality of transfer transistors transferring a voltage to the memory cells, the voltage to be supplied for data read, write and erase operations with respect to the memory cells. Each of the transfer transistors includes: a gate electrode formed on a semiconductor substrate via a gate insulation film; and diffusion layers formed to sandwich the gate electrode therebetween and functioning as drain/source layers. Upper layer wirings are provided above the diffusion layers and provided with a predetermined voltage to prevent depletion of the diffusion layers at least when the transfer transistors become conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dai Nakamura, Hiroyuki Kutsukake, Kenji Gomikawa, Takeshi Shimane, Mitsuhiro Noguchi, Koji Hosono, Masaru Koyanagi, Takashi Aoi
  • Patent number: RE47401
    Abstract: An approach is disclosed for providing sharing of content relating to an event. Detection of a plurality of mobile communication devices within a predetermined location is performed. An event is identified corresponding to the predetermined location and a current time. The mobile communication devices are notified to enable exchange of content about the event. The content is received from one or more of the mobile communication devices, wherein the content is accessible by the mobile communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: OL Security Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Albert L. Schmidt, Stephen D. Morrison, Xi Zhang
  • Patent number: RE47408
    Abstract: Systems and/or Methods are disclosed for acquiring data from a transceiver responsive to one or more signals that are received at the transceiver from one or more devices. In one embodiment, a transceiver is configured to transmit a signal responsive to having received a first signal from a first device, wherein the signal that is transmitted by the transceiver is configured to trigger a second device to transmit a second signal. The transceiver is further configured to transmit data responsive to having received the second signal that is transmitted by the second device. In other embodiments, a transceiver is configured to receive a signal from a first device over frequencies of a predetermined frequency band that the first device is authorized to use, to receive a signal from a second device over frequencies of the predetermined frequency band and to transmit data responsive to having received both the signal from the first device and the signal from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Odyssey Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: RE47463
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes a number of base stations capable of communicating with a plurality of subscriber stations. The base station coordinates transmission of resource blocks with a transmission of resource blocks from a second base station. The resource blocks include at least one reference signal (RS) patterns. In addition, base station punctures a plurality of resource elements in the resource blocks that might overlap with one of the CRS patterns in another resource block transmitted by the second base station such that no data is transmitted in the plurality of punctured resource elements. The subscriber station receives the resource blocks from at least two base stations and can avoid reading data from the resource elements that might overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingjia Liu, Jianzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: RE47523
    Abstract: An image sensor comprises a pixel array having a plurality of pixel regions, wherein the pixel array is adapted to generate at least one signal from each pixel region and a separate signal from a subset of pixels within each pixel region, both during a single exposure period. In one embodiment, the sensor is in communication with a shift register which accumulates the separate signal and transfers the separate signal to an amplifier. The shift register further accumulates the at least one signal from the pixel region after the separate signal has been transferred to the amplifier and transfers the at least one signal to the amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PIXON IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Richard C. Puetter, Vesa Junkkarinen