Patents Examined by Raymond S Dean
  • Patent number: 10667139
    Abstract: A frequency spectrum management device includes a processing circuit and is configured so that: a first subsystem manages the frequency spectrum management device, an allocation coefficient between other subsystems and the first subsystem is determined on the basis of the distances from the first subsystem and the other subsystems to a main system, the allocation coefficient expresses the degree of interference of aggregated interference that the other subsystems and the first subsystem produce with respect to the main system; and a frequency spectrum resource is allocated to the first subsystem on the basis of the allocation coefficient. The use of the frequency spectrum management device, the electronic device, and the method executed thereby of the present disclosure increases the degree of rationality of frequency spectrum resource allocation for the subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chen Sun, Xin Guo
  • Patent number: 10659148
    Abstract: The disclosed technology relates to systems and methods for tasking satellite constellations. A method is disclosed herein for receiving, from a resource database of a satellite control system, knowledge data corresponding to a plurality of components associated with a satellite constellation communications system. The plurality of components can include one or more satellites associated with a constellation. The method includes processing the knowledge data according at least one received mission objective. Processing the knowledge data can include determining a status of at least one satellite in the constellation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SPIRE GLOBAL INC.
    Inventors: Jesse Trutna, Roshan Jobanputra, Robert Deaton
  • Patent number: 10659107
    Abstract: An illustrative embodiment disclosed herein is a method including estimating, by an endpoint, a first rate of change of a Doppler frequency offset during a downlink reception from a satellite associated with the Doppler frequency offset and applying, by the endpoint, a second rate of change of the Doppler frequency offset to an uplink transmission to the satellite. The second rate of change of the Doppler frequency offset compensates the first rate of change of the Doppler frequency offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TOTUM LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Theodore Jon Myers, Matthew Zacchariah Hughes
  • Patent number: 10645741
    Abstract: A method of allocating resources for communications in a mobile telecommunication system wherein the mobile telecommunication system provides a wireless interface for a base station to communicate with communications devices and wherein a communications device is operable to transmit signals to another communications device using resources of the wireless interface and in accordance with a device-to-device communication protocol. A first pool of the resources is allocated to device-to-device communications of the broadcast type and a second pool of the resources is allocated to a device-to-device communications of the unicast type, the second pool of resources being separate from the first pool. The method comprises a first communications device transmitting broadcast messages using resources of the first resources pool and a second communications device transmitting unicast messages using resources of the second resources pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideji Wakabayashi, Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10637561
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for adaptively coordinating among satellite communication channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SPIRE GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jeroen Cappaert, Bryan Wong, Robert Deaton, Jonathan Rosenblatt, William Joel Spark
  • Patent number: 10608770
    Abstract: A base station (BS) may transmit, and a user equipment (UE) may receive, a physical channel, such as a narrowband physical downlink control channel (NPDCCH) or a narrowband physical downlink shared channel (NPDSCH). In an interference-limited scenario in a network, it may be desirable to perform additional processing to introduce interference randomization into the control channel to ensure that the UE can recover data of the control channel. Some types of UEs, such as legacy UEs, may not be capable of recovering the control channel when the additional processing is performed. In some aspects, the BS may identify a type of UE associated with a cell, and may transmit a physical channel processed using a processing scheme selected based at least in part on the type of UE associated with the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Peter Gaal, Kapil Bhattad
  • Patent number: 10608755
    Abstract: System and method are described for reducing the amount and the duration of radio frequency interference that a wireless communication system operating in an unlicensed frequency band receives from nearby devices, by ensuring that neighboring wireless systems are aware of the existence of any wireless system implementing the present disclosure, as well as the frequency bands that are occupied by said wireless system. This is accomplished by placing processor equipped radio transceivers (denominated secondary transceivers) in the periphery of the primary geographic region covered by the wireless communication system incorporating this disclosure, directing the radio signals of said secondary transceivers towards region or regions surrounding said primary geographic coverage region, and using the processors to coordinate the transmission of signals from said secondary transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Aram Falsafi
  • Patent number: 10609651
    Abstract: A system that incorporates aspects of the subject disclosure may perform operations including, for example, obtaining performance measurements for a number of sectors or a number of paths and determining whether one or more of the performance measurements are below a threshold. A power level of at least a portion of a received uplink signal is adjusted to increase a performance measurement of an affected sector of the number of sectors or an affected path of the number of paths falling below the threshold. A determination is made as to whether the adjusting of the power level of at least the portion of the received uplink signal has improved the performance measurement of the affected sector or the affected path. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Abdelmonem, William Myers, Ted Myers, Jorge Seoane, Mikhail Galeev, Krishna Komoravolu, Zhigang Wang, Gordon Reichard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10601499
    Abstract: A high throughput satellite and a method of operating a high throughput satellite. The satellite has multiple modes of operation and transitions between them in response to the spectrum fill rate. Modes of operation may include altering color re-use patterns to increase or reduce number of colors, using intra-beam geographic sub-division, or precoding downlink signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited
    Inventors: Roger Shun Hong Tong, Fred Chun Yin Vong, Kat Fan Yip, Hai Hu, Man Hei Chan, Harry Yin Chung Leung
  • Patent number: 10595286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for controlling the power of a terminal in device-to-device (D2D) communication and, particularly, to a device and a method for supporting Type 1 discovery or Mode 2 D2D communication. The present invention relates to a method for controlling the transmission power of a terminal performing D2D communication, and the terminal, the method comprising the steps of: selecting an arbitrary resource in a discovery period for D2D resource selection; determining whether the selected resource satisfies a preset transmission power control condition; and transmitting information for the D2D communication through the selected resource, by using the power determined according to the determination result. The present disclosure relates to a communication scheme for fusing IoT technology with a 5G communication system for supporting a data rate higher than that of a 4G system and subsequent systems thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunseok Ryu, Seunghoon Park, Sangwon Choi, Jeongho Park, Peng Xue, Hyunkyu Yu
  • Patent number: 10582032
    Abstract: Disclosed is a housing for a portable handheld electronic device such as a cellphone. The device has a housing, having a left side and right side. The housing can be layered, such as in a sandwich configuration. The layers can be secured together via one or more fasteners that extend through at least front and rear plates of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HOUDINIX LLC
    Inventors: Stephen G. Pizzo, Peter Jarred Land, James H. Jannard, Hector Ortega
  • Patent number: 10574371
    Abstract: An audio processor includes a detector configured to determine a correlation of first and second data corresponding to an analog FM component and an HD FM component, respectively, of a broadcast RF signal. A signal processor is configured to receive an input audio signal, to generate an analog FM audio signal and an HD FM audio signal therefrom and to control a relative timing of the analog FM audio signal and the HD FM audio signal based on the determined correlation. The signal processor may include a multiband limiter configured to generate a multiband limited audio signal responsive to the input audio signal, an HD FM audio processor configured to generate the HD FM audio signal responsive to the multiband limited audio signal, and an analog FM audio processor configured to generate the analog FM audio signal responsive to the multiband limited audio signal and to delay the analog FM audio signal responsive to the timing control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: WHEATSTONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jeffrey Allan Keith
  • Patent number: 10568043
    Abstract: A communication device, which performs wireless communication according to an adaptive modulation scheme, includes a modulator that modulates data to be transmitted to generate a transmission signal, and a transmission power control unit that controls a transmission power of the transmission signal, wherein, when the modulation level increases according to the adaptive modulation scheme, the transmission power control unit starts control of the transmission power before the modulator increases the modulation level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Adachi
  • Patent number: 10560135
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for reconfigurable and/or updatable lightweight embedded devices or systems are disclosed. Via use of such a device, system, or method, various capabilities for a user are provided, simplified, secured, and/or made more convenient. The system may interact with various other devices or systems, including those that are cloud-based or communicate through the cloud, and may utilize various local sensors, in order to provide one or more of improved access, monitoring, or diagnostics, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Life365, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Dicks, Eric Vandewater, Randolph Strength
  • Patent number: 10542501
    Abstract: A method of transmission power control in a wireless communication system, is discussed. The method can include performing a wide area network (WAN) transmission in a first subframe of a first carrier; and performing a sidelink transmission in a second subframe of a second carrier, wherein if the first subframe and the second subframe overlap in time, a maximum output power for either the WAN transmission in the first subframe or the sidelink transmission in the second subframe is determined on the basis of a maximum output power for the first subframe of the first carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungmin Lee, Hanbyul Seo, Suhwan Lim, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10536214
    Abstract: The invention provides a mobile networking method and system for minimizing interference. The mobile networking method comprises the following steps: unmanned aerial vehicles establish connection and communication with ground base stations through a wireless relay method; connection and communication between the unmanned aerial vehicles are established through a wireless self-networking method; multiple unmanned aerial vehicles cooperate to form a cellular network to provide wireless network services for users; the unmanned aerial vehicles receive a received signal strength indicator fed back by an user equipment and measure an angle of arrival of a signal beam from the user equipment; the main lobe of a signal is made to aim at the direction of arrival of service users through a mobile interference alignment method and a beam forming method thus enabling the optimal hovering position of the unmanned aerial vehicle to be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Kaishun Wu, Lu Wang, Hailiang Yang, Yongpan Zou
  • Patent number: 10523307
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) based communications between moving vehicles and stationary communication systems located along tracks used by the vehicles. A vehicle-mounted system may include antenna sets, each including a plurality of antennas mounted onto a vehicle, with each plurality of antenna having at least two pairs of antennas with orthogonal polarization with respect to each other, and within each pair the antennas being configured to have full pattern diversity based on direction of travel. A stationary communication system may include antenna systems configured to provide at least two cross-polarized RF antenna patterns in the opposite directions along a particular track. The RF antenna patterns may overlap along a section of the track. The two antenna patterns may be utilized in receiving and/or transmitting two sets of different independent signal channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SWISSCOM AG
    Inventor: Nima Jamaly
  • Patent number: 10492153
    Abstract: A method for reporting power headroom by a user equipment (UE) to an evolved NodeB (eNB) in a Multi-Radio Access Technology (RAT)-Dual Connectivity (MR-DC) scenario is disclosed. The method includes generating, by the UE, a DC Power Headroom Report (PHR) Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element (CE) having a fixed number of octets with cell index fields for indicating whether a power headroom (PH) for a serving cell with a corresponding cell index is reported; and transmitting, by the UE, the DC PHR MAC CE to the eNB, wherein the fixed number of octets is independent of a highest secondary Cell Index (SCellIndex) for serving cells with configured uplink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: FG INNOVATION COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hung-Chen Chen, Chie-Ming Chou
  • Patent number: 10484080
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for providing end-to-end beamforming. For example, end-to-end beamforming systems include end-to-end relays and ground networks to provide communications to user terminals located in user beam coverage areas. The ground segment can include geographically distributed access nodes and a central processing system. Return uplink signals, transmitted from the user terminals, have multipath induced by a plurality of receive/transmit signal paths in the end to end relay and are relayed to the ground network. The ground network, using beamformers, recovers user data streams transmitted by the user terminals from return downlink signals. The ground network, using beamformers generates forward uplink signals from appropriately weighted combinations of user data streams that, after relay by the end-end-end relay, produce forward downlink signals that combine to form user beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth V. Buer, Mark J. Miller, Christopher J. Cronin, Mark D. Dankberg, Donald L. Runyon
  • Patent number: 10484052
    Abstract: A method for transmitting at least one of electrical power and signals between a wall and a leaf which can be pivoted relative to the wall. The method includes providing a transmission device, detecting a magnetic field strength in surroundings of the transmission device, and generating a fault signal when the magnetic field strength exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DR. HAHN GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Burkhard Grosse