Patents Examined by Philip Sobutka
  • Patent number: 10440662
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling power in a TDD-based wireless communication system are provided. Particularly, a first resource block group for a first terminal and a second resource block group for a second terminal are configured. The first resource block group is configured in a partial frequency band of the entire frequency band. The maximum transmission power of the first terminal is controlled for the first resource block group according to the ratio between the number of subcarriers in the first resource block group and the number of subcarriers in the second resource block group. An uplink signal of the first terminal and an uplink signal of the second terminal are received through the first resource block group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ilmu Byun, Joonkui Ahn, Suckchel Yang, Heejeong Cho, Genebeck Hahn, Eunjong Lee
  • Patent number: 10439676
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically configuring and controlling a digital media device are described. A digital media device can be configured or controlled by a mobile device, e.g., a smart mobile phone. When the digital media device is being configured, the digital media device can broadcast a signal, indicating that the digital media device is requesting configuration information from a mobile device. A mobile device located in proximity of the digital media device, upon detecting the signal, can perform various security checks to determine that the request is legitimate, and then open a communication channel with the digital media device. The mobile device can provide user preferences of the mobile device, as well as credentials for accessing and downloading remote content, to the digital media device through the communication channel. Upon receiving the configuration information, the digital media device can use parameters in the configuration information as its settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Belk, Augustin Prats, Joakim Linde, Lucas Newman, Nicholas J. Paulson, Thomas Matthieu Alsina
  • Patent number: 10440666
    Abstract: A method for managing communication between a plurality of moving objects, wherein one or more communication channels are used for the communication, wherein each moving object is operable to adjust a transmit power level for transmitting information via the one or more communication channels, and wherein each moving object is operable to adjust a transmit rate for sending information via the one or more communication channels, includes performing, for each of the plurality of moving objects: a) adjusting the transmit power level of each moving object independently of other moving objects such that a target cooperative awareness ratio is achieved, and b) adapting the transmit rate at each moving object independently such that a channel load of a respective communication channel is within a predefined load interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mate Boban, Bengi Ayguen
  • Patent number: 10424822
    Abstract: A technology for a dual-common port multi-bandpass filter is described. The dual-common port multi-bandpass filter can include two or more analog filters. The dual-common port multi-bandpass filter can include a first common port coupled to an input of each of the two or more analog filters. Each analog filter can be configured to filter one or more frequency bands. The dual-common port multi-bandpass filter can include a second common port coupled to an output of each of the two or more analog filters. Each input of each of the two or more analog filters is impedance matched with the first common port. Each output of each of the two or more analog filters is impedance matched with the second common port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Ashworth, Patrick Cook
  • Patent number: 10425150
    Abstract: An aircraft remote network, device, and method are disclosed. The network may include a central data management unit (CDMU) and one or more aircraft systems, where each system may include an antenna and one or more units, through which radio frequency (RF) signals are transmitted and/or received. The device could receive a RF signal from an external source via the antenna, convert the signal to data, and provide the data to the CDMU; and receive data from the CDMU, convert the data to an RF signal, and provide the RF signal to the external source via the antenna, where the distance between the antenna and the device is less than the distance between the device and the CDMU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil J. Earnhardt, Jr., Scott F. Bauler, William T. Greenleaf, Joel Michael Wichgers
  • Patent number: 10419133
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of estimating a position of a signal source and a position estimation apparatus, the method including acquiring an environment, a frequency, and a bandwidth of the interference signal source, determining an arrangement form of the two antennas based on the environment, the frequency, and the bandwidth and arranging the two antennas, and estimating a position of the interference signal source based on an interference signal of the interference signal source and the two arranged antennas, wherein the environment includes an indoor environment and an outdoor environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Chung Sup Kim, Hyuk Je Kim, Young Jun Chong, Jong Soo Lim, Woo Jin Byun
  • Patent number: 10420043
    Abstract: Processing relating to transmit power is efficiently performed. A terminal device includes a reception unit configured to receive a first parameter and a second parameter, and a first MAC processing unit configured to acquire a type 2 power headroom. The first MAC processing unit acquires a value of the type 2 power headroom for a primary cell, in a case that the first parameter is configured and that simultaneous transmissions on a Physical Uplink Control CHannel (PUCCH) and on a Physical Uplink Shared CHannel (PUSCH) are configured, and acquires a value of the type 2 power headroom for the primary cell, regardless of whether simultaneous transmissions on the Physical Uplink Control CHannel (PUCCH) and on the Physical Uplink Shared CHannel (PUSCH) are configured in a case that the second parameter is configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsushi Aiba, Shoichi Suzuki, Kazunari Yokomakura, Hiroki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10397883
    Abstract: Apparatus for a communications system of a moving platform comprising a plurality of systems, at least one platform application, and a communications module comprising at least one wireless communications link and configured to effect wireless data communication, wherein said apparatus comprises a communications planning module configured to: —receive data representative of a communications requirement between said platform and a recipient node; —identify a communications link for supporting said communications requirement; —determine, using attribute data representative of a position and/or orientation of said platform relative to said recipient node, a distance and direction of said recipient node with respect to said platform; —receive data representative of prevailing emissions control restrictions including an upper emissions limit defining a maximum transmission power permitted N to be utilized by an on-board antenna or portion of aperture antenna; —determine a best achievable transmission power, within
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Peter Noble Hudson, Rania Hamdi Eissa
  • Patent number: 10390594
    Abstract: A case a portable listening device. The case includes a housing having an interior space to receive the portable listening device; a lid attached to the housing; a rechargeable battery and first and second wireless power receiving elements configured to receive electric charge from a wireless power transmitter during a charging event. The case further includes switching circuitry that is configured to disable one of the first or second wireless power receiving elements during a charging event when the disabled element is receiving power less efficiently than the other element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Makiko K. Brzezinski, Christopher J. Walton, Christopher S. Graham, Daniel C. Wagman, Eric S. Jol
  • Patent number: 10396886
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a relay device includes a reception unit, a collection unit, a determination unit, a rewriting unit, and a transmission unit. The reception unit is configured to receive a wireless frame transmitted between a plurality of communication devices. The collection unit is configured to collect configuration information indicating a configuration of a wireless multi-hop network from the communication devices. The determination unit is configured to determine whether to relay the wireless frame on the basis of the configuration information. the rewriting unit is configured to rewrite a transmission destination address of the wireless frame to an address of the communication device of a relay destination specified on the basis of the configuration information and rewrite a transmission source address of the wireless frame to an address of the own device. The transmission unit is configured to transmit the wireless frame rewritten by the rewriting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takaomi Murakami, Takuya Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10390308
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for messaging improvements in link budget limited devices. A link budget limited device may be configured to suppress or delay tracking area update messages in various situations. Additionally, or alternatively, the link budget limited device may be configured to transition to idle mode instead of performing handover or recovery from radio link failure when the target base station has a signal quality less than a threshold. Additionally, or alternatively, the link budget limited device may be configured to suppress or delay measurement reports in poor signal quality conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivas Burugupalli, Venkateswara Rao Manepalli
  • Patent number: 10389459
    Abstract: Remote actuation of machines or machine systems is realized by a system for coupling a radiobeacon to a smart device and in turn to a broader network. The smart device is configured as a proximity-actuated “community nodal device” by an application that operates as part of the system. The community nodal device is given instructions to function as a “soft switch”: to automatically “upswitch”, amplify, and broadcast low energy, local area radiobeacon “messages” to a cloud-based server, where the message is interpreted according to rules or policies established by an operator, and a command is transmitted for execution to a remote device. Conventional smart devices generally discard data not addressed to the owner of the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: PB, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J Daoura, Nicholas R Pearson-Franks
  • Patent number: 10383130
    Abstract: A method and system for managing Wireless Avionics Intra-Communication Systems (WAICSs) in a Radio Altimeter (RA) band is disclosed. The method includes allocating, by a communication management device, a plurality of RA sub-bands within the RA band to a plurality of WAICS transmitters, wherein each of the plurality of WAICS transmitters is allocated at least one of the plurality of RA sub-bands; detecting, by the communication management device, overlap of an RA signal with at least one RA sub-band from the plurality of RA sub-bands; and switching off, iteratively by the communication management device, at least one of the plurality of WAICS transmitters whose allocated RA-sub-band overlaps with at least a part of the RA signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Surendran Rajendran, Ramachandra Budihal, Venkata Prabhakar Tamma
  • Patent number: 10375651
    Abstract: A disclosure of the present specification provides a method for transmitting an uplink signal by a user equipment. The method may comprise the steps of: receiving a network signal for restricting a transmission power, wherein, when an uplink signal is transmitted through an uplink carrier wave in an uplink band that partially overlaps a mobile satellite service (MSS) band, the network signal is received in the case in which the uplink signal may provide interference to a personal handyphone system (PHS) band; determining a transmission power by applying additional maximum power reduction (A-MPR) on the basis of the received network signal; and transmitting the uplink signal through the uplink carrier wave according to the determined transmission power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Suhwan Lim, Yoonoh Yang, Sangwook Lee, Manyoung Jung, Jinyup Hwang
  • Patent number: 10374693
    Abstract: A method of coordinating reuse of spectrum in a communication system in which a communication node is configured to communicate with devices that are located in multiple regions is described. The method includes obtaining a maximum interference constraint, and determining respective conflicts lists for one or more individual regions of the multiple regions. The conflicts list for each individual region includes at least one other region of the multiple regions for which a pairwise interaction with the individual region violates the maximum interference constraint. Further, the method includes assigning spot beam colors to the multiple regions using the determined conflicts lists such that pairs of regions that violate the maximum interference constraint with respect to one another are assigned different spot beam colors. Still further, the method includes causing the communication node to configure multiple spot beams in accordance with the assigned spot beam colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Christopher J. Foster
  • Patent number: 10375228
    Abstract: Methods and systems for improving signal reception and call quality by detecting a user's handedness of holding a mobile device during a call are described. Motion data of the mobile device can be collected by one or more motion sensor. A screen tilt angle can be determined and compared with a threshold tilt angle. A screen swivel angle can be determined and compared with a threshold swivel angle. A call handedness can be determined based on the screen swivel angle. One or more parameters of an antenna can be adjusted based on the call handedness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Purvi J. Desai, Maulik V. Choksi, Anil Kandangath
  • Patent number: 10368324
    Abstract: Processing relating to transmit power is efficiently performed. A terminal device includes a reception unit configured to receive a first parameter and a second parameter, and a first MAC processing unit configured to acquire a type 2 power headroom. The first MAC processing unit acquires a value of the type 2 power headroom for a primary cell, in a case that the first parameter is configured and that simultaneous transmissions on a Physical Uplink Control CHannel (PUCCH) and on a Physical Uplink Shared CHannel (PUSCH) are configured, and acquires a value of the type 2 power headroom for the primary cell, regardless of whether simultaneous transmissions on the Physical Uplink Control CHannel (PUCCH) and on the Physical Uplink Shared CHannel (PUSCH) are configured in a case that the second parameter is configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsushi Aiba, Shoichi Suzuki, Kazunari Yokomakura, Hiroki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10361800
    Abstract: Remote actuation of machines or machine systems is realized by a system for coupling a radiobeacon to a smart device and in turn to a broader network. The smart device is configured as a proximity-actuated “community nodal device” by an application that operates as part of the system. The community nodal device is given instructions to function as a “soft switch”: to automatically “upswitch”, amplify, and broadcast low energy, local area radiobeacon “messages” to a cloud-based server, where the message is interpreted according to rules or policies established by an operator, and a command is transmitted for execution to a remote device. Conventional smart devices generally discard data not addressed to the owner of the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PB, Inc
    Inventors: Daniel J Daoura, Nicholas R. Pearson-Franks
  • Patent number: 10356724
    Abstract: A communication device for handling power control for multiple time intervals comprises a storage device for storing instructions and a processing circuit coupled to the storage device. The processing circuit is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device. The instructions comprise determining a first power level for at least one first uplink (UL) transmission, a second power level for at least one second UL transmission and a third power level for at least one third UL transmission such that a sum of the first power level and the second power level is not greater than a power level limit of the communication device and a sum of the first power level and the at least one third power level is not greater than the power level limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Chien-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10333584
    Abstract: A conversion unit configured for downconverting a RF radio signal from a first RF band to a first LF band, and up-converting an electric signal from a second LF band to a second RF band; the LF and RF bands have same bandwidth, while RF bands are centered on central frequencies being higher than the LF central frequencies of the LF bands. The conversion unit selects the copper cable link and the first LF band on which transmitting the downconverted RF signal according to a predetermined criteria between a plurality of RF frequency bands and the copper cable links. Moreover, the conversion unit selects the RF connection and the second RF band on which transmitting the upconverted LF signal according to a predetermined criteria between said plurality of RF connections and a plurality of RF bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: POLITECNICO DI MILANO
    Inventor: Umberto Spagnolini