Patents Examined by Ovidio Escalante
  • 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
  • Patent number: RE47536
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing an audio signal and method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes receiving, by an audio processing apparatus, an audio signal including a first data of a first block encoded with rectangular coding scheme and a second data of a second block encoded with non-rectangular coding scheme; receiving a compensation signal corresponding to the second block; estimating a prediction of an aliasing part using the first data; and, obtaining a reconstructed signal for the second block based on the second data, the compensation signal and the prediction of aliasing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Hyen-O Oh, Chang Heon Lee, Hong Goo Kang, Jeungook Song
  • Patent number: RE47579
    Abstract: A method and apparatus informs nodes included in a wireless local area network (LAN) of how to avoid access collision in a wireless LAN. A wireless LAN access point or an independent basic service set (IBSS) control station receives a Contention-Free-End (CF-End) frame, compares a basic service set ID (BSSID) of the received CF-End frame of the access point or the IBSS, and rebroadcasts the received CF-End frame if the comparison result indicates that the two BSSIDs coincide with each other. Thus, all stations included in one BSS can receive the same time information for controlling medium access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SISVEL INTERNATIONAL S.A.
    Inventor: Chang-yeul Kwon
  • Patent number: RE47815
    Abstract: A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device includes: a memory unit; and a control unit. The memory unit includes: first and second memory strings including first and second memory transistors with first and second select gates, respectively; and first and second wirings connected thereto. In a selective erase operation of a selected cell transistor of the first memory transistors, the control unit applies V1 voltage to the first wiring, applies V2 voltage lower than V1 to a selected cell gate of the selected cell transistor, applies V3 voltage not higher than V1 and higher than V2 to a non-selected cell gate of the first memory transistors, applies V1 or V4 voltage not higher than V1 and not lower than V3 to the first select gate, and applies V2 or V4 voltage higher than V2 and not higher than V3 to the second wiring or sets the second wiring in a floating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Ryouhei Kirisawa, Masaru Kito, Shigeto Oota, Yoshimasa Mikajiri
  • Patent number: RE47866
    Abstract: A three-dimensionally stacked nonvolatile semiconductor memory of an aspect of the present invention including conductive layers stacked on a semiconductor substrate in such a manner as to be insulated from one another, a bit line which is disposed on the stacked conductive layers, a semiconductor column which extends through the stacked conductive layers, word lines for which the stacked conductive layers except for the uppermost and lowermost conductive layers are used and which have a plate-like planar shape, memory cells provided at intersections of the word lines and the semiconductor column, a register circuit which has information to supply a potential suitable for each of the word lines, and a potential control circuit which reads the information retained in the register circuit in accordance with an input address signal of a word line and which supplies a potential suitable for the word line corresponding to the address signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Tokiwa, Hideo Mukai
  • Patent number: RE47879
    Abstract: A base station and mobile station communicate using a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) communication. The base station includes a two dimensional (2D) antenna array comprising a number N of antenna elements configured in a 2D grid. The 2D antenna array is configured to communicate with at least one subscriber station. The base station also includes a controller configured to transmit N channel-state-information reference-signal (CSI-RS) antenna ports (APs) associated with each of the N antenna elements. The subscriber station includes an antenna array configured to communicate with at least one base station. The subscriber station also includes processing circuitry configured receives physical downlink shared channels (PDSCHs) from a 2D active antenna array at the at least one base station. The 2D active antenna array includes a number N antenna elements. The processing circuitry further configured to estimate a full CSI associated with the N antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Han Nam, Jin-Kyu Han
  • Patent number: RE47974
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to a dialog system allowing for automatically reactivating a speech acquiring mode after the dialog system delivers a response to a user request. The reactivation parameters, such as a delay, depend on a number of predetermined factors and conversation scenarios. The embodiments further provide for a method of operating of the dialog system. An exemplary method comprises the steps of: activating a speech acquiring mode, receiving a first input of a user, deactivating the speech acquiring mode, obtaining a first response associated with the first input, delivering the first response to the user, determining that a conversation mode is activated, and, based on the determination, automatically re-activating the speech acquiring mode within a first predetermined time period after delivery of the first response to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Ilya Gennadyevich Gelfenbeyn, Artem Goncharuk, Pavel Aleksandrovich Sirotin
  • Patent number: RE48016
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a channel status information reference signals (CSI-RSs) for a maximum of eight antenna ports includes mapping the CSI-RSs for a maximum of eight antenna ports onto a data region of a downlink subframe having a normal cyclic prefix (CP) configuration according to a predetermined pattern; and transmitting the downlink subframe to which the CSI-RSs mapped, wherein the predetermined pattern defines the CSI-RSs to be mapped onto two OFDM symbols of the data region in the downlink subframe and mapped to at least one of four subcarrier positions in each of the two OFDM symbols, and wherein the four subcarrier positions defined by the predetermined pattern may be two consecutive subcarrier positions and two other consecutive subcarrier positions spaced apart by four subcarriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyun Soo Ko, Seung Hee Han, Jae Hoon Chung, Bin Chul Ihm, Moon Il Lee
  • Patent number: RE48066
    Abstract: Anonymous voice communication between a first station and a second station is facilitated by providing an interface that allows input of a transaction specification from at least one of the first and second stations. A reference code associated with the transaction is generated, there being a defined relationship between the reference code and the address of the second station for voice communication. The reference code is supplied to the first station, and a voice communication request and the reference code are received from the first station. The reference code is used to recover said address and a channel for voice communication is opened between said first and second stations. Voice communication can thereby be established between the first and second stations without providing the address of the second station to the first station. An Internet-based service system for data mining user information is herein disclosed and enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Flexiworld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christina Ying Liu, William Ho Chang
  • Patent number: RE47913
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method of cell selection/reselection. The method includes gathering discovery information of a secondary radio access technology (RAT) by listening to a single primary radio access technology (RAT). The method may further include performing cell selection/reselection using the discovery information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Eng Hwee Ong, Janne Marin, Niko Kiukkonen
  • Patent number: RE48073
    Abstract: Methods of deploying a new server that will receive a set of services include receiving a request to deploy the new server, automatically selecting a location for the server based on a set of rules, and automatically determining the hardware and configuration changes that are necessary to deploy the server at the selected location and to provide the set of services to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventor: Daniel W. Macauley
  • Patent number: RE48088
    Abstract: Anonymous voice communication between a first station and a second station is facilitated by providing an interface that allows input of a transaction specification from at least one of the first and second stations. A reference code associated with the transaction is generated, there being a defined relationship between the reference code and the address of the second station for voice communication. The reference code is supplied to the first station, and a voice communication request and the reference code are received from the first station. The reference code is used to recover said address and a channel for voice communication is opened between said first and second stations. Voice communication can thereby be established between the first and second stations without providing the address of the second station to the first station. Client (e.g., a device, a station, or an application) for accessing an Internet-based service that data mines user information is herein disclosed and enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Flexiworld Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christina Ying Liu, William Ho Chang
  • Patent number: RE48161
    Abstract: An embodiment method for adaptation and reconfiguration in a wireless network includes base stations coordinating and setting aside a set of time-frequency resources for probing purposes, the base stations coordinating a set of probing transmissions and timings to be used to synchronize base stations/UEs actions, the base stations signaling the resources and timings to UEs, the base stations performing coordinated operations on the resources according to the timings, the base stations receiving feedback reports from UEs based on UE measurements on the signaled resources according to the signaled timings, and the base stations further coordinating the operations for further probing or to apply probing transmissions on broader time-frequency resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jialing Liu, Weimin Xiao
  • Patent number: RE48191
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a nonvolatile semiconductor memory device includes a substrate, a stacked body, a semiconductor pillar, a charge storage film, and a drive circuit. The stacked body is provided on the substrate. The stacked body includes a plurality of insulating films alternately stacked with a plurality of electrode films. A through-hole is made in the stacked body to align in a stacking direction. The semiconductor pillar is buried in an interior of the through-hole. The charge storage film is provided between the electrode film and the semiconductor pillar. The drive circuit supplies a potential to the electrode film. The diameter of the through-hole differs by a position in the stacking direction. The drive circuit supplies a potential to reduce a potential difference with the semiconductor pillar as a diameter of the through-hole piercing the electrode film decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Katsumata, Hideaki Aochi, Hiroyasu Tanaka, Masaru Kito, Yoshiaki Fukuzumi, Masaru Kidoh, Yosuke Komori, Megumi Ishiduki, Junya Matsunami, Tomoko Fujiwara, Ryouhei Kirisawa, Yoshimasa Mikajiri, Shigeto Oota
  • Patent number: RE48204
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for monitoring a fuel delivery system to limit acidic corrosion. An exemplary monitoring system includes a controller, at least one monitor, and an output. The monitoring system may collect and analyze data indicative of a corrosive environment in the fuel delivery system. The monitoring system may also automatically warn an operator of the fueling station of the corrosive environment so that the operator can take preventative or corrective action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Franklin Fueling Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorraine Vander Wielen Sabo, William Nelson