Patents Examined by Quochien B. Vuong
  • Patent number: 10419047
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a noise cancellation circuit includes: a window generator to generate a window having a first set of samples; a band splitter to split the window into pairs of symmetric frequency components; a processing circuit, for each of the pairs, to: compare a first magnitude of a first symmetric frequency component to a second magnitude of a second symmetric frequency component and modify one of the components based at least in part on the comparison; an integrator to integrate the pairs output from the processing circuit; and a second window generator to generate a second window having a second set of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Harry Alelyunas, Russell Croman, Thomas Glen Ragan, Tarang Shah
  • Patent number: 10419913
    Abstract: A communication device may include an NFC interface, a processor, and a memory, such as a non-transitory computer readable recording medium, storing computer-readable instructions. The computer-readable instructions may instruct the communication device to store, in a case where a state of the communication device is a first state, first data in the NFC interface and to store, in a case where the state of the communication device is a second state, the second data in the NFC interface. The NFC interface may establish a first communication link between the communication device and an external device and transmit the first data to the external device via the first communication link. The NFC interface may establish a second communication link between the communication device and a second external device and transmit the second data to the second external device via the second communication link by using the NFC system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Munehisa Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10419593
    Abstract: Re-connection processing is performed on the basis of suitable setting. An image capture apparatus is an image capture apparatus capable of performing wireless communication with a mobile terminal, and includes a connection control information setting unit and a communication control unit. The connection control information setting unit sets connection control information. A transmission interval of a wireless signal relevant to the wireless communication is controlled on the basis of the connection control information which is set is the connection control information setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Daisuke Otani
  • Patent number: 10396742
    Abstract: A noise squelch processor generates a noise squelch determination signal by comparing a noise level and a threshold value with each other. A carrier detector generates a carrier determination signal indicating whether or not a reception signal is present based on a signal strength of the reception signal. An integrator controller controls an integrator to set a cutoff frequency of the integrator to a second cutoff frequency higher than a first cutoff frequency at a first timing when the carrier detector generates a carrier determination signal indicating that the reception signal is present, and to switch the cutoff frequency of the integrator from the second cutoff frequency to the first cutoff frequency at a second timing after an elapse of a predetermined period from the first timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideaki Shiozawa
  • Patent number: 10389474
    Abstract: Embodiments for a method of dynamically tuning receivers of a wideband anti-jam modem (WAM) are provided. The method includes cyclically tuning one or more receivers through a plurality of channels except a first channel. The method also includes receiving an indication, while cyclically tuning, that one or more packets to an endpoint device behind a first WAM are to be sent to the first WAM on a second channel of the plurality of channels. In response to receiving the indication, the cyclical tuning for a first receiver of the plurality of receivers is halted and the first receiver is tuned to the second channel for a first period of time to receive the one or more messages. After the first period of time, cyclically tuning the first receiver along with any other receivers of the one or more receivers through the plurality of channels except the first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: John Wu, Nathan E. Bahr, Ranga S. Ramanujan
  • Patent number: 10382083
    Abstract: An e-band transceiver includes a transmitter circuit and a receiver circuit. The transmitter circuit includes a surface mounted technology (SMT) module on which is mounted a silicon-germanium (SiGe) bipolar plus CMOS (BiCMOS) converter, a gallium arsenide (GaAs) pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistor (pHEMT) output amplifier coupled to the SiGe BiCMOS converter, and a microstrip/waveguide interface coupled to the GaAs pHEMT output amplifier. The receiver circuit of the e-band transceiver includes a receiver-side SMT module on which is mounted a receiver-side SiGe BiCMOS converter, a GaAs pHEMT low noise amplifier coupled to the receiver-side SiGe BiCMOS converter, and a receiver-side microstrip/waveguide interface coupled to the receiver-side GaAs pHEMT low noise amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Andrea Betti-Berutto, Sushil Kumar, Shawn Parker, Jonathan L. Kennedy, Christopher Saint, Michael Shaw, James Little, Jeff Illgner
  • Patent number: 10382099
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes a first antenna, a second antenna with an orientation relative to the first antenna that is changeable around a predetermined axis, and a communication control unit that controls wireless communication based on electric field coupling between the first antenna and the second antenna. The first antenna includes a first electrode including a bored portion, where the predetermined axis passes through an inside of the bored portion. The first antenna also includes a second electrode located inside the bored portion The second antenna includes a third electrode that transmits an electric signal between the first electrode and the third electrode and a fourth electrode that transmits an electric signal between the second electrode and the fourth electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuki Shoji
  • Patent number: 10382984
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for increasing bandwidth efficiency in satellite communications. In some embodiments, a satellite communications method is provided that comprises receiving, at a satellite and from a plurality of user ground terminals, a plurality of source signals, wherein each of the source signals are modulated according to at least one source modulation method, and further receiving, at a satellite and from a plurality of user ground terminals, a plurality of information signals corresponding to the plurality of source signals. The method further includes combining, at the satellite, the plurality of source signals into a combined source signal with an overlapping bandwidth, wherein each of the source signals are further modulated according to at least one predetermined modulation method before they are combined, and transmitting, by a downlink transmission from the satellite to a gateway ground station, the combined source signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Intelsat US LLC
    Inventors: Salim M K Yaghmour, Virgil Marvin Bernard Cannon
  • Patent number: 10381989
    Abstract: A high-frequency circuit includes a first signal path transmitting a high-frequency signal in a first frequency band group, a second signal path transmitting a high-frequency signal in a second frequency band group, a switch including a common terminal and selection terminals, a first low noise amplifier including an input terminal connected to the first signal path and an output terminal connected to a first selection terminal, a second low noise amplifier including an input terminal connected to the second signal path and an output terminal connected to a second selection terminal, and an output-side impedance matching circuit that matches impedance at the output side of the first low noise amplifier or impedance at the output side of the second low noise amplifier with a predetermined impedance with a conductive state between the a third selection terminal and the common terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Aikawa
  • Patent number: 10365875
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a display panel, a clock generator, a first processor, a graphic RAM, a controller, an antenna element, a second processor, and a memory. The first processor is configured to generate a clock which does not interfere with harmonics of frequencies at which the electronic device transmits or receives signals through the antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Hyun Park, Tae Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10362466
    Abstract: Embodiments include determining a reference value on a first device; broadcasting the reference value from the first device; connecting the first device to a second device if the second device requests data from the first device; transmitting any new data if the second device requests data from the first device; generating and broadcasting a new reference value if the first device has new data; broadcasting the reference value from the first device again if the first device does not have new data; receiving a reference value in the second device from the first device; and if the received reference value does not match the stored reference value then transmitting a request from the second device for new data from the first device, receiving new data from the first device into the second device, and storing the received reference value as a new stored reference value. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Todd Swanzey, Greg R. Stefkovic, Qiang Fu, Mu Wu
  • Patent number: 10362472
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a transmitting function and a receiving function for a radio signal, and, while belonging to a first group of devices, activates the transmitting and receiving functions to perform communication during a first period, and deactivates the transmitting and receiving functions outside the first period. The communication apparatus determines whether or not it performs monitoring for a presence of a second group of devices during a second period, controls performing of the monitoring by activating the receiving function during the second period when it is determined that the communication apparatus performs such monitoring, and keeping the transmission and receiving functions inactive outside the first period when it is determined that the communication apparatus does not perform such monitoring, and notifies another device in the first group of information related to the second group during the first period when a presence of the second group is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yuki Fujimori
  • Patent number: 10355740
    Abstract: An array antenna device AAD including: a plurality of element antennas EAs; a transmission/reception module TRM, which is to be connected to one of the EAs, and includes a transmission circuit TC, a reception circuit RC, and a transmission/reception switch; a transmission/reception controller controlling by controlling an amplitude and phase of a signal passing through each TC and RC, and by switching transmission/reception; a distributor distributing a signal from a signal transmitter to each TC to transmit a distributed signal from the each TC; a combiner combining a signal from the each RC; and a receiver receiving the combined signal. A detection signal, which contains a detected amplitude and phase of the signal received by the receiver, is corrected with a piece of interconnection amplitude-phase information about the EAs to obtain a calibration value in calibration of each TRM, and calibration is conducted with the calibration value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Yamaguchi, Hikaru Watanabe, Tasuku Kuriyama, Takashi Maruyama, Masataka Otsuka, Hideki Morishige
  • Patent number: 10355739
    Abstract: A high-frequency front end circuit performs reception/transmission simultaneously, and includes a transmitter circuit and a receiver circuit. The transmitter circuit includes a transmit filter passing a signal in the transmit frequency band. The receiver circuit includes a receive filter, an LNA, and a filter circuit. The receive filter passes a signal in the receive frequency band different from the transmit frequency band. The LNA receives and amplifies a signal that has been output from the receive filter. The filter circuit is connected between the receive filter and the LNA. The filter circuit attenuates a component, which is included in the signal received by the LNA, of the frequency indicating the difference between the center frequency of the transmit frequency band and the center frequency of the receive frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masakazu Hirobe
  • Patent number: 10341477
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal comprising a body; a ground of a printed circuit board loaded in the body; a data port located in the body to have an external input terminal inserted therein and connected with the ground; a metallic member defining an exterior of the body and comprising a slit; a feeding portion connected with a first point of the metallic member and configured to supply power; a first ground line connected with the ground at a second point located between the first point of the metallic member and the slit; and a second ground line connected with the data port connected with the ground when the external input terminal is inserted in the data port, so that the mobile terminal has to include no additional switch to reduce the number of the components and the antenna of the mobile terminal may be selectively and structurally connected without the algorithm configured to manipulate the switch by sensing that the external input terminal is inserted in the data port to operate the switch to m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Changho Hong, Geunsu Kim, Doochan Jung, Hyunyun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10341987
    Abstract: There is provided a mobile electronic device including a first display, a second display overlaid on the first display and switchable between a transmissive state in which incident light is allowed to be transmitted and a reflective state in which incident light is allowed to be reflected, a storage configured to store therein a notification method determining condition for determining whether to provide notification of an interrupt event by using the first display or provide the notification of the interrupt event by using the second display, and at least one controller configured to, upon occurrence of the interrupt event, provide the notification of the interrupt event by using the first display or provide the notification of the interrupt event by using the second display, according to the notification method determining condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaki Kanbe
  • Patent number: 10331212
    Abstract: The present invention provides a safety control system for a vehicle with controls located on the vehicle steering wheel. The controls maybe arranged in a cluster on one or both sides of the upper half of the steering wheel. The controls can be located in areas of the steering wheel including the spokes, the rim or a special flange extended from the rim or the spoke of the steering wheel and are easily recognizable and accessible by the driver while the driver is looking ahead from a normal driving position with the driver's eyes focused on the road and maintaining the driver's hands on the steering wheel. The controls can be further enhanced by varied coloring, shape, size, and texture to make them easily identifiable. The controls can be used to access and control vehicle systems or portable telematics devices in multi modal process in conjunction with thumb gesture interpretation or speech recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ACT-IP
    Inventor: Mouhamad Ahmad Naboulsi
  • Patent number: 10326201
    Abstract: There are provided a communication excitation distribution calculating unit (11) that calculates an excitation distribution W1(t) of a communication beam using an excitation phase distribution S that directs a main lobe of the communication beam in a communication direction; an interference excitation distribution calculating unit (14) that calculates an excitation distribution W2(t) of an interference beam using an excitation phase distribution D that forms a null of an antenna pattern in the communication direction; and an excitation distribution combining unit (20) that combines the excitation distribution W1(t) of the communication beam and the excitation distribution W2(t) of the interference beam. An amplitude/phase controlling unit (30) controls amplitudes and phases of carrier signals to be provided to element antennas (3-1) to (3-K), in accordance with the combined excitation distribution obtained by the excitation distribution combining unit (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tasuku Kuriyama, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Masataka Otsuka, Toru Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 10327125
    Abstract: A communication apparatus for performing intermittent communication with a service providing first apparatus and a service using second apparatus, respectively, using a communication method complying with a Bluetooth standard, acquires a first frequency as a communication frequency in the intermittent communication with the first apparatus and a second frequency as a communication frequency in the intermittent communication with the second apparatus, and transmits, to the second apparatus, a request to change the second frequency to a communication frequency determined based on the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10327269
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for coupling wireless devices. In one aspect, a method includes: (1) initiating, at a camera device, a connection utility configured to enable the camera device to communicatively couple to a second electronic device via a wireless network; (2) capturing an image via the camera device; (3) obtaining information to facilitate connection to the second electronic device based at least in part on the captured image; and (4) establishing a wireless connection utilizing the obtained information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Scott P. Debates, Francis W. Forest