Patents Examined by Patrick Edouard
  • Patent number: 10334662
    Abstract: Enhanced antenna management for nodes is described in which transmit antennas assigned to at least one first carrier are designated for usage in a second carrier. The nodes transmit various signals and reference signals using a set of antenna ports on the second carrier based on the combined physical antennas associated with the first inactive carriers and physical antennas associated with the second carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10229641
    Abstract: A driving method of an electrophoretic display having at least one display particle is provided. The driving method includes the following steps. A first voltage difference is applied to a data line in a first period, in which the data line corresponds to one of the display particles. At least one particle restore period is inserted in the first period, and a second voltage difference is applied to the data line in the particle restore periods, in which the second voltage difference is different from the first voltage difference. With this method disclosed here, the maxima brightness, maxima darkness, contrast ratio, color saturation, bistability, and image updating time can be largely improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: E Ink Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Bo-Ru Yang, Ping-Yueh Cheng, Chi-Mao Hung, Chun-An Wei, Yao-Jen Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10211965
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first transceiver, at least two antennas coupled to the first transceiver to exchange one or more keys and phase data with a second transceiver via a plurality of rounds of phase data exchange, each round including: a first pilot signal sent from a first of the antennas of the first transceiver to the second transceiver, a second pilot signal received from the second transceiver, the second pilot signal modulated using a measured first phase of the first pilot signal, a third pilot signal received from the second transceiver; a fourth pilot signal sent from a second of the antennas of the first transceiver to the second transceiver, the fourth pilot signal modulated using a measured second phase of the third pilot signal, and wherein between the plurality of rounds of phase exchange, the first transceiver perturbs a radio frequency (RF) environment surrounding the at least two antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Amir Keyvan Khandani
  • Patent number: 10198884
    Abstract: An intelligent door lock and remote access system includes a mobile device with a controller that transmits a first signal. A lock device has a controller and an accelerometer. In response to a receipt of the first signal the mobile device begins a process for locking and unlocking a door where the lock is located. The lock device includes a controller and an accelerator, with the accelerator acting upon processing of the first signal and in response causing a rotation of an element coupled to the accelerator to unlock the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: August Home, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Johnson
  • Patent number: 10198929
    Abstract: A system for reducing a risk of drowning in a pool includes a pool monitoring unit and a swim monitoring station. The pool monitoring unit is switchable between an activated state and a deactivated state. The pool monitoring unit is configured to detect entrance into the pool and/or movement in the pool and to output an alarm signal in response a detected entrance into the pool and/or movement in the pool when in the activated state. The swim monitoring station is configured to wirelessly communicate with one or more wearable alarm devices and the swim monitoring station is in wireless communication with the pool monitoring unit. The swim monitoring station is switchable between an off state and an on state. In the on state, the swim monitoring station is configured send a wireless signal to the pool monitoring unit to deactivate the pool monitoring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Graham E. Snyder
  • Patent number: 10192491
    Abstract: A data driver capable of displaying images with a substantially uniform brightness, an organic light emitting display device using the same, and a method of driving the organic light emitting display device. The data driver includes a plurality of current sink units for controlling predetermined currents to flow through data lines, a plurality of voltage generators for resetting values of gray scale voltages using compensation voltages generated when the predetermined currents flow, a plurality of digital-to-analog converters for selecting one gray scale voltage among the gray scale voltages as a data signal in response to bit values of the data supplied from the outside, and a plurality of switching units for supplying the data signal to the data lines. The predetermined currents may be set equal to pixel currents that correspond to a maximum brightness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung Display Co., Ltd., IUCF-HYU (Industry-University Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University)
    Inventors: Do Hyung Ryu, Bo Yong Chung, Hong Kwon Kim, Oh Kyong Kwon
  • Patent number: 10191648
    Abstract: An electronic blackboard includes a display panel and a touch-panel, draws a line corresponding to a track formed by movement of the touched position on the displayed image, and erases an erroneously drawn line corresponding to a track specifying an operation other than drawing. In another aspect, an electronic blackboard includes a touch screen, a scroll unit for scrolling an image on the display screen when positions of multi-touch move in one same direction, and a page switching unit for detecting, after detection of multi-touch input, that a finger is moved away, and executing a process of returning the image on the display screen to a state before scrolling or a process of switching the image by one page in accordance with the moving direction of multi-touch positions, depending on whether the amount of movement of touch inputs is equal to or smaller than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Noriyoshi Kanki
  • Patent number: 10187742
    Abstract: A system for monitoring and tracking location of a tag paired to a tool is disclosed, the system comprising a communication unit to receive flag event data, the flag event data relating to a detected event, the flag event data including at least tag identification data, location data of the tag, detected event type, and time of occurrence of the detected event. The system comprises a storage unit to store data records of tags, the data records comprising a current tag location and data relating to the tool which is paired to the tag, and to store a set of instructions defined for handling flag event data. The system comprises a processing unit to receive flag event data, and to transmit a notification of the flag event data to other connected devices according to the stored set of instructions for handling the flag event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: HALDOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Guy Dor, Dan Zeeli, Ilan Kadosh-Tamari
  • Patent number: 10187120
    Abstract: A tunable microwave network and its application in a radio transceiver transmit signal cancellation network is described. The tunable microwave network realizes a large set of reflection coefficients over a predefined area in the complex reflection coefficient plane for the purpose of reflecting a variable cancellation signal which, when properly configured, results in the substantial attenuation of transmit reflection and transmit leakage signal at the radio transceiver receiver input. A relevant building block of the proposed tunable microwave network is a shunt tunable capacitive element coupled to another shunt tunable capacitive element through a phase shifting element with phase shift greater than 30 degrees divided by a quantity substantially similar to the total number of said tunable capacitive elements and less than 60 degrees at a predefined frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SUPERLATIVE SEMICONDUCTOR, LLC
    Inventor: Edward A. Keehr
  • Patent number: 10180736
    Abstract: A processing system includes a sensor module and a determination module. The sensor module is coupled to sensor electrodes and is the sensor module configured to drive the sensor electrodes with sensing signals at a first resonance frequency of the pen. The determination module is configured to obtain, concurrently with the driving of the sensor electrodes, a measurements that are based on effects of the sensing signals, and a resonance of the pen in a sensing region. The determination module is further configured to determine positional information of the pen in the sensing region based on the measurements, and report the positional information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Doug Krumpelman, Tom Vandermeijden, Kirk Hargreaves
  • Patent number: 10180569
    Abstract: A display device for displaying a virtual image within the visual field of a driver, said display device including an image generation device, and at least one light sensor, said image generation device being configured for producing with said light sensor a measurement of the ambient light intensity within an area, referred to as ambient background, located in the direction where said image is formed in order to allow the brightness of said image to be adapted to said ambient background. An image generation device for such a display device, said device comprising said sensor are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Valeo Etudes Electroniques
    Inventor: Stéphane Dalmayrac
  • Patent number: 10173642
    Abstract: The operation of a conventional cellular telecommunications transceiver that forms part of a vehicle's telematics system can be selectively changed in order to provide telephone calls by providing the transceiver with a second and different SIM card. Providing a second SIM card, however, will disable telematics service that can include stolen vehicle tracking. A personal identification number or PIN is thus required in order for the information that is stored in an external, user-provided SIM card to be used by a telematics system transceiver rather than the information stored in a built-in SIM card that is provided by a telematics system operator/provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: James R Snider
  • Patent number: 10175826
    Abstract: A touch device and a display device including the same are provided. The touch device includes: a first substrate; a second substrate facing the first substrate, and disposed to be spaced apart from the first substrate by a predetermined interval; a third substrate connecting first end portions of the first and second substrates to each other, and propagating an ultrasonic signal propagated along the first substrate to the second substrate; a plurality of first ultrasonic transducers connected to second portions facing the first end portions in the first substrate, and propagating an ultrasonic signal to the first substrate; and a plurality of second ultrasonic transducers connected to the second portions facing the first end portions in the second substrate, and receiving an ultrasonic signal propagated along the second substrate, wherein a touch point may be detected based on signal intensity variations of ultrasonic signals received by the second ultrasonic transducers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-Ki Hong, Jong Seo Lee
  • Patent number: 10169977
    Abstract: A utensil storage monitoring system comprising a microprocessor, a serving utensil sensor in signal communication with the microprocessor, a clocking circuit and at least one alerting component. The system identifies when a serving utensil is removed from a serving utensil holster or a serving utensil rest and initiates the clocking circuit. The system monitors the status of the serving utensil and the passing time. When the passing time exceeds a predetermined allowable “in-use” time period, the system initiates an alert. The alert can be a visual alert, an audible alert, or any other alert. The alert can escalate if the serving utensil is not returned to the holster/rest in a timely manner. The system can associate a specific serving utensil with the respective monitoring system to avoid cross contamination. The system can additionally include a sterilization component. The system can be integrated into a utensil status and data acquisition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Harry Steinbok
  • Patent number: 10153811
    Abstract: A communication system includes: a receiver resource module configured to determine a receiver-antenna count for characterizing a device; an adjustment module, coupled to the receiver resource module, configured to generate a receiver-capacity profile exceeding a capability associated with the receiver-antenna count with a control unit; and a report module, coupled to the adjustment module, configured to transmit the receiver-capacity profile for communicating a communication content for communicating with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungwon Lee, Jung Hyun Bae, Hyukjoon Kwon, Inyup Kang
  • Patent number: 10147382
    Abstract: A touch panel, a display panel, and a display unit achieving prevention of erroneous detection caused by external noise, are provided. The touch panel includes: a plurality of detection scan electrodes extending in a first direction; and a plurality of detection electrodes facing the plurality of detection scan electrodes and extending in a second direction which intersects the first direction. A ratio of fringe capacitance to total capacitance between one or more selected detection scan electrodes and a first detection electrode is different from a ratio of fringe capacitance to total capacitance between the one or more selected detection scan electrodes and a second detection electrode. The one or more selected detection scan electrodes are selected, in a desired unit, from the plurality of detection scan electrodes, to be supplied with a selection pulse, and each of the first and the second detection electrodes is selected from the plurality of detection electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki Nakanishi, Koji Noguchi, Koji Ishizaki, Yasuyuki Teranishi, Takeya Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10146299
    Abstract: A user device receives an image stream from the user side of the user device and an image stream from a target side of the user device. The user device acquires a coordinate system for the user, acquires its own coordinate system, and relates the two coordinate systems to a global coordinate system. The user device then determines whether the user has moved and/or whether the user device has moved. Movement of the user and/or the user device is used as input modalities to control the user's interactions in the augmented reality environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hartmut Seichter
  • Patent number: 10139922
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods associated with a touch-sensitive input device including a plurality of keys, wherein each key of the plurality of keys includes at least one spring. Such a spring may include a substantially planar peak located at a central portion of the spring, a first substantially arcuate leg extending from the peak in a first direction, and a second substantially arcuate leg extending from the peak in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction. In one embodiment, a resistive force provided by the at least one spring decreases after the peak travels a first distance from an initial position of the peak. In such an embodiment, the first distance is less than or equal to approximately ? of a range of travel of the peak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Feng-Hsiung Hsu
  • Patent number: 10140014
    Abstract: A method for controlling an application based on a handwriting input includes recognizing a handwriting input received on a touch panel of a terminal; determining a symbol corresponding to the handwriting input; selecting an application capable of being associated with the symbol; and associating the symbol with a function of the application. A terminal to control an application based on a handwriting input includes a determination unit to recognize a handwriting input received on a touch panel of the terminal, and to determine a symbol corresponding to the handwriting input; and a processor configured to select an application capable of being associated with the symbol, and to associate the symbol with a function of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Pantech Inc.
    Inventors: Jeong Won Oh, Woo Kyung Jeong
  • Patent number: 10136302
    Abstract: A software defined networking controller can be provided to manage sharing of information relating to roaming requests for mobile devices that are roaming on visited networks. The software defined networking controller can be a sub-instance of a main software defined networking controller that manages traffic within the home network, and the software defined networking controller can sit at the edge of the home network and control edge routing elements. The edge software defined networking controller may communicate with roaming partner's edge software defined networking controller and/or with the roaming interconnect operator's software defined networking controller to exchange roaming related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Qingmin Hu, Farooq Bari