Patents Examined by Philip Sobutka
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10326611
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed comprising receiving an upstream service signal from a premises. In an aspect, the systems and methods are configured for providing a wireless signal based on the received service signal external to the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Gene Werner, James Stephen Poder
  • Patent number: 10326521
    Abstract: A method for switching networks aboard a moving vessel includes determining that a first network-connection device located aboard the moving vessel is communicatively coupled to a first network located off the moving vessel; determining that a second network-connection device aboard the moving vessel is able to communicatively couple to a second network, the second network selected from available networks located off the moving vessel; and connecting the second network-connection device to the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc..
    Inventors: Evan Reynolds, Nicholas Williams, Angel Jose Marcial
  • Patent number: 10321495
    Abstract: Techniques are described for automatically determining which of a plurality of target devices should be connected with a source device using data regarding ambient signals about the source device. For example, a request is received for an identifier to which a source device is to connect. Data is received describing at least one ambient signal detected by the source device. The data is compared with a plurality of target device profiles. It is determined that the data matches a target device profile of the plurality of device profiles. An identifier associated with the determined target device profile is returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mikhail Skobov, Christopher M. Barth
  • Patent number: 10321412
    Abstract: The technique of beamforming is to be adopted in 5G NR systems in both DL and UL directions to combat the effect of acute path loss in the Giga hertz frequency region. With beamforming, the measured path loss in the UL and DL directions will be different even if the same carrier frequency is used for both DL and UL, due to the fact that the antenna gains are not unity as in the case in LTE/LTE-A systems. In view of this, embodiments of the present invention provide method and apparatus to handle the mechanism of UL transmit power control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Ling-San Meng
  • Patent number: 10299220
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting data are provided. The method includes: when detecting that there is a wireless frame currently being transmitted on a working channel, the first sender estimates a signal attenuation between the first sender and a first receiver for the wireless frame currently being transmitted to obtain an estimation result, and determines a transmitting power of the first sender according to the estimation result; and the first sender sends a wireless frame to a second receiver with the determined transmitting power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Anming Jiang
  • Patent number: 10298278
    Abstract: A delay circuit for time offsetting an input radiofrequency signal, includes an all-pass filter having a given central frequency to linearize a phase-shift of an output signal relative to the input signal as a function of the frequency on a first frequency range; and first and second antiresonant circuits having respectively first and second central frequencies, the all-pass filter and the antiresonant circuits configured to linearize the phase-shift of the output signal relative to the input signal as a function of the frequency on a second frequency range including the first range. The difference between first and second central frequencies is less than 30% of the value of one of both frequencies, the difference between the first central frequency and the given central frequency of the all-pass filter is less than 30% of the value of a highest frequency between the first central frequency and the given central frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS DS SLC
    Inventor: Olivier Gagey
  • Patent number: 10299225
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and apparatus operate to reduce or eliminate interference with one or more other communication systems having specific transmission requirements within a specific geographic area. For example, aspects operate by determining that a user equipment (UE) is in a protection zone where additional transmission requirements apply. The additional transmission requirements enable coexistence with one or more other communication systems in the protection zone. The UE may identify, based on being in the protection zone and a coexistence mode, one or more transmit emission limit requirements to be met. The UE may identify, based on being in the protection zone and the coexistence mode, one or more maximum transmit power requirements to be met. The UE may configure a transmit output power, at which the UE can meet the one or more transmit emission limit requirements and the one or more maximum transmit power requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kapil Gulati, Tien Viet Nguyen, Gene Fong, Shailesh Patil, Sudhir Baghel
  • Patent number: 10298353
    Abstract: In an aspect of the present invention, provided is a method for receiving an uplink signal by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system where a reference signal is not used, including: obtaining information bits by demodulating and decoding a signal of a first user equipment (UE) that is modulated through a differential modulation scheme; estimating a channel between the first UE and the BS using the information bits; and performing successive interference cancellation (SIC) using the signal of the first UE restored through the channel estimation results and the information bits. In this case, the BS may estimate the channel between the first UE and the BS by assuming that an Nth modulation symbol among modulation symbols of the information bits modulated through the differential modulation scheme is fixed to a predetermined constellation point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangrim Lee, Hojae Lee
  • Patent number: 10263689
    Abstract: Apparatus for communications management in respect of a moving platform having a dynamic planner (40) configured to generate a communications plan utilising one or more of a plurality of communications planning strategies, at least one platform application (14, 16, 18, 20, FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Peter Noble Hudson, Rania Hamdi Eissa
  • Patent number: 10257870
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first communication unit which performs wireless communication with another electronic device, and a second communication unit which carries out transactions of information, which is necessary for pairing with the other electronic device performed by the first communication, with the other electronic device using near field wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinori Satoh, Kanahiro Shirota, Takashi Tsurumoto, Naoki Sugita
  • Patent number: 10254326
    Abstract: An apparatus, configured and operable to determine a state and/or an operation of a powered electrical device, comprises one or more antennas, a receiver operable to receive emission(s) of electromagnetic energy from the electrical device; an illumination device operable to illuminate the electrical device with a pulse of electromagnetic energy; a controller including: one or more processors, a non-transitory computer readable medium comprising executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform the steps of selecting a spectral frequency target component of the emission(s), iteratively controlling the illumination device, measuring, at each iteration, a change in characteristic(s) of the spectral frequency target component of the emission(s), assigning a score value to each measurement, and iteratively effecting optimized parameter(s) of the pulse based on the score value until a final score value indicates a desired state, operation of the e
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NOKOMIS, INC.
    Inventors: Karen Heike Spieler Canne, Walter John Keller, Todd Eric Chornenky
  • Patent number: 10257669
    Abstract: A method of operating a push-to-anything (PTX) platform includes receiving, by a data analytics engine (DAE) of the PTX platform, a first input signal from a first input source; calculating, by the DAE, a risk indicator using the first input signal, the risk indicator indicating a level of a security threat; detecting a risk event, by the DAE, when the risk indicator is above a first pre-determined risk threshold, the first pre-determined risk threshold corresponding to a pre-determined level of security threat above which an emergency response protocol is initiated; generating, by the DAE, a group list in response to detecting the risk event, where the group list comprises one or more client devices of the PTX platform; sending, by the DAE, the group list to a PTX server of the PTX platform; and notifying, by the PTX server, the one or more client devices in the group list of the risk event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KODIAK NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Krishnakant M. Patel, Brahmananda R. Vempati, Narasimha Raju Nagubhai
  • Patent number: 10257740
    Abstract: A method of assigning a priority to a portable communication device in a communication system. The method includes determining an incident profile. The incident profile defines an expected timeline having a first incident stage, a first role associated with the first incident stage, a second incident stage, and a second role associated with the second incident stage. The first role is different than the second role, and the incident profile indicates a desired priority rank for the first role and the second role. The method also includes assigning a priority rank to a first portable communication device when the first portable communication device corresponds to the first role during the first incident stage, detecting a transition between the first incident stage and the second incident stage, and assigning the priority rank of the portable communication device according to the second role during the second incident stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J. McDonald, Yunhai Yang
  • Patent number: 10257741
    Abstract: A base station transmits configuration parameters of a plurality of cells to a wireless device. The plurality of cells comprise: a primary cell with a primary physical uplink control channel (PUCCH); and a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH; a transmit power control (TPC) radio network temporary identifier (RNTI); a primary TPC index for the primary PUCCH; and a secondary TPC index for the secondary PUCCH. An activation control element indicating activation of the PUCCH secondary cell is transmitted. A downlink control information (DCI) associated with the TPC RNTI is transmitted via a common search space of the primary cell. The DCI comprises an array of TPC commands. The secondary TPC index determines a TPC command in the array. An uplink signal with an uplink signal transmission power determined based on the TPC command is received from the wireless device and via the secondary PUCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Ofinno Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10251210
    Abstract: Methods and systems enabling the end users of cellular devices to set up infrastructure-based D2D connections with other devices from within the over-the-top (OTT) applications running on their devices are disclosed. The methods are based on dynamically reconfiguring respective network-level firewalls protecting different end user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Sander De Kievit, José Almodóvar Chico, Antonius Norp, Bernardus Hillen
  • Patent number: 10250936
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for synchronizing group video is provided herein. Upon a triggering event, users viewing a video over an LTE network will transmit synchronization information (e.g., a frame number, or a time stamp of the video frame, . . . , etc.) over an LMR and/or LTE network. In response, user devices will synchronize to the same spot in the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bing Qin Lim, Chew Yee Kee
  • Patent number: 10251136
    Abstract: There is provided a control device, including: a control unit that controls a transmit power of a transmission device, on a basis of a temperature acquired by a sensor provided in the transmission device. The transmit power varies depending on the temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Manabu Kanno