Patents Examined by Robert L. Nasser
  • Patent number: RE48190
    Abstract: In an electronic device with a serial ATA interface, upon detection of the issue or reception of a preset command, a confirmation device, such as a CPU, confirms the completion of execution of the command. Upon confirming the completion of execution of the command, a controller, which may also be the CPU, controls shifting of the serial ATA interface to a power saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Fubito Igari
  • Patent number: RE48292
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for transmitting a sounding signal, a base station and a user equipment, including: receiving a trigger message transmitted by a base station, where the trigger message comprises instruction information, the instruction information is used for instructing at least one UE in a group of user equipments UEs to transmit a sounding signal, and the group of user equipments comprises at least two user equipments; and transmitting the sounding signal to the base station according to the instruction information. According to the method for transmitting the sounding signal, the base station and the user equipment provided by embodiments of the present invention, an eNodeB may trigger at least one UE in a group of UEs to transmit a sounding signal according to a certain rule on a PDCCH, thereby improving efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wen Zhang, Yongxia Lv
  • Patent number: RE48311
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for isolating at least one of a plurality of applications included in an electronic device are provided. The method includes selecting at least one of the plurality of applications included in the electronic device, preprocessing the at least one selected application so as to be at least one modified application included in a sandbox isolating the at least one selected applications from others of the plurality of applications, and installing the at least one modified application on the electronic device so as to be executed only according to the sandbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manikandan Sankaranarasimhan, William Swaney, Victor Havin, Toru Ishihara
  • Patent number: RE48385
    Abstract: The invention is an SMS distribution method for inquiries, invitations and proposals in which inquiries are sent to mobile telephone numbers included in a distribution list and their replies are collected as text messages via the SMS service (7) provided by the telecommunications network by means of a software program (1) installed on a server (2). The problem in distributing inquiries with existing SMS services has been the limited possibility of replying to the sending telecommunications operator and separating replies to several inquiries from one another. In the method embodied by this invention, universally reachable mobile network numbers (11) are used as reply addresses for the inquiries, invitations and proposals, and replies are separated from one another by means of reply addresses consisting of public mobile communication network numbers and SMS service numbers and automatically generated reply symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BOOKIT OY
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen
  • Patent number: RE48425
    Abstract: Example method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments are disclosed for configuring a mobile wireless hotspot in a wireless network. Example embodiments of the invention include a method comprising: establishing, by a mobile hotspot device, a control channel with a wireless device, using an out-of-band communications connection in an out-of-band communications medium; and exchanging, by the wireless device over the control channel, with the mobile hotspot device, by at least one of transmitting or receiving in-band communications connectivity configuration information to enable power saving features and optimize activity times in an in-band communications tethering connection with the mobile hotspot device in an in-band communications medium, for relaying by the mobile hotspot device, communications between the wireless device and one or more entities in at least one of a wide area communications network and a wireless local area network provided by the mobile hotspot device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Niko Kiukkonen, Janne Marin, Jukka Reunamaki
  • Patent number: RE48495
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a semiconductor system may be disclosed. The semiconductor system according to the one embodiment may include, for example, a plurality of electronic devices and a host apparatus. The host apparatus may simultaneously initialize the plurality of electronic devices in units of group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihisa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: RE48509
    Abstract: A raster-based system for global navigation satellite system (GNSS) guidance includes a vehicle-mounted GNSS antenna and receiver. A processor provides guidance and/or autosteering commands based on GNSS-defined pixels forming a grid representing an area to be treated, such as a field. Specific guidance and chemical application methods are provided based on the pixel-defined treatment areas and preprogrammed chemical application prescription maps, which can include variable chemical application rates and dynamic control of the individual nozzles of a sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AGJUNCTION LLC
    Inventors: John A. McClure, Dennis M. Collins
  • Patent number: RE48587
    Abstract: An ultrasonic probe apparatus and an ultrasonic imaging apparatus are disclosed. The ultrasonic probe apparatus includes: an ultrasonic transducer configured to output an electrical signal upon receiving ultrasonic waves; a sound absorption unit, one surface of which is an installation surface of the ultrasonic transducer and is electrically connected to the ultrasonic transducer; a first electronic circuit electrically connected to the sound absorption unit; and a substrate connection unit disposed between the sound absorption unit and the first electronic circuit, configured to electrically interconnect the first electronic circuit and the sound absorption unit. The ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes the above ultrasonic probe and a main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jin Ho Gu
  • Patent number: RE48647
    Abstract: An implantable magnet that can freely turn in response to an external magnetic field, thus avoiding torque and demagnetization on the implantable magnet. The implantable magnet can be combined with an electric switching function depending on the orientation of an external magnetic field, thus protecting an implanted coil and/or implant electronics against induction of over-voltage or performing an electric switching function for other various purposes. The magnetic switch may further include, for example, a first switching contact and a second switching contact. A magnetically soft body that includes an electrically conductive surface is shiftable between a first position where the body is in simultaneous contact with the first and second switching contacts, and a second position where the body is out of contact with at least one of the first and second switching contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Zimmerling, Erwin Hochmair
  • Patent number: RE48692
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method comprising obtaining, using a portable device, identifier information about one or more identifiers associated with one or more of a rack and equipment installed in the rack and displaying on the portable device a picture of the rack captured and displaying on the portable device an overlay that includes markings that define a perimeter of the rack and a plurality of equipment positions within the rack. The method further comprises receiving, by the portable device, an alignment of the overlay on the picture of the rack and the equipment positions and receiving location information for the rack. The method further comprises storing the picture of the rack, the alignment of the overlay on the picture of the rack, the identifier location, and the location information by a management application. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignees: CommScope Technologies LLC, CommScope Connectivity UK Limited
    Inventors: Peter Smith, David John Chirgwin, Owen Marshall, Ian Butler, Simon Colley, Kamlesh G. Patel, Eric W. Sybesma, Jason Bautista
  • Patent number: RE48707
    Abstract: A system for a secure display module includes a display element array, a driver controller, a communication interface, a host controller and a cryptographic engine. The display element array includes one or more segments, and the driver outputs are configured to drive the one or more segments, respectively. The host controller is configured to send commands and data to the driver controller via the communication interface and the cryptographic engine is configured to encrypt communication data between the display element array and the host controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: BBPOS LIMITED
    Inventors: Chi Wah Lo, Hwai Sian Tsai
  • Patent number: RE48764
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a display; user interface a user interface; a storage configured to store an external program; a network interface configured to perform wireless communication with an image recording apparatus capable of executing recording processing of recording an image on a sheet according to a setting value; and a controller configured to execute: external acquisition processing of executing the external program for determining the print data based on a user's operation and acquiring the print data; preview display processing of generating a preview image and displaying the preview image on the display; first reception processing of receiving a touch operation of instructing execution of the recording processing through the user interface; and output processing of, when the first touch operation is received, transmitting recording instruction information for executing the recording processing of the print data to the image recording apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Norihiko Asai
  • Patent number: RE48830
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a touch panel which displays pieces of identification information including letters, figures, and symbols and detects a contact of the panel with a finger of a user or other object. When the touch panel detects the contact of the panel, a detection unit specifies identification information of one or more of the multiple pieces of identification information displayed on the touch panel, indicated by a position at which the contact in question occurred. The detection unit also detects an area of part of the panel where the contact occurred. A storage unit stores reference identification information and a reference area range. A control unit performs particular processing upon matching of the detected identification information with the stored reference identification information and the area of the contact detected by the detection unit falling within the stored reference area range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Yamada
  • Patent number: RE48834
    Abstract: A method for computer assisted determination of values of correction parameters for positioning a medical device relative to a target structure or to a reference base. The method includes a numerical procedure that includes the steps of: i) automatic detection of the projection of a cylindrical reference means in a medical image and determination of a minimum of four characteristic landmarks within the projection of the cylindrical reference means; ii) generating a virtual geometric representation of the cylindrical reference means; iii) determining the virtual projection points representing the characteristic landmarks using a virtual geometric representation of the cylindrical reference means; and iv) iterative determination of the position and orientation of the cylindrical reference means by matching the virtual projection points of the virtual geometric representation of the cylindrical reference means with the characteristic landmarks of the projection of the cylindrical reference means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Synthes GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Windolf, Christoph Martin Nötzli
  • Patent number: RE48852
    Abstract: A wearable terminal includes: a body having a display that performs display, a sensor that detects a first angle of rotation by which the display has been rotated with respect to a first axis as an axis of rotation, and a controller that controls the display according to the first angle of rotation; and a band that is connected to the body and extends around the forearm in an arcuate shape, wherein the first axis is perpendicular to a second axis and is parallel to a direction in which the forearm extends, when the first angle of rotation is within a first angle range, the controller causes a first display image displayed, and when the first angle of rotation changes the first angle range to a second angle range, the controller causes a part of the first display image and a part of a second display image simultaneously displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kazuki Funase, Tetsuji Fuchikami, Akinori Ozeki, Hideshi Aoki
  • Patent number: RE48857
    Abstract: A wearable terminal includes: a body having a display that performs display, a sensor that detects a first angle of rotation by which the display has been rotated with respect to a first axis as an axis of rotation, and a controller that controls the display according to the first angle of rotation; and a band that is connected to the body and extends around the forearm in an arcuate shape, wherein the first axis is perpendicular to a second axis and is parallel to a direction in which the forearm extends, when the first angle of rotation is within a first angle range, the controller causes a first display image displayed, and when the first angle of rotation changes the first angle range to a second angle range, the controller causes a part of the first display image and a part of a second display image simultaneously displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Kazuki Funase, Tetsuji Fuchikami, Akinori Ozeki, Hideshi Aoki
  • Patent number: RE49001
    Abstract: An access point that performs dynamic selection of an electronic-device-specific receive antenna pattern of an antenna for use when receiving a frame from an electronic device in a WLAN is described. In particular, during operation the access point may determine the receive antenna pattern of the antenna that is used when receiving the frame from the electronic device. Then, the access point may store, in memory, information that specifies the receive antenna pattern. Moreover, when the access point predicts that the electronic device will transmit a frame to the access point within a subsequent time interval, the access point may select the receive antenna pattern and may set an antenna pattern of the antenna to the receive antenna pattern. Next, the access point may receive the frame from the electronic device using the receive antenna pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Shuai Xiao, Chonggang Li, Huaqing Zeng, Michael Ren
  • Patent number: RE49007
    Abstract: Systems and electronic processes for reducing electronic alarms in a medical patient monitoring system. For example, a system for reducing electronic alarms can include an optical sensor and one or more hardware processors in electronic communication with the optical sensor. The one or more hardware processors can be programmed to measure oxygen saturation values of a patient over a first period of time, determine if at least one oxygen saturation value obtained over the first period of time exceeds a first alarm threshold, determine whether a first alarm should be triggered based on the determination that the at least one oxygen saturation value obtained over the first period of time exceeds the first alarm threshold, determine a second alarm threshold to be applied during a second period of time subsequent to the first period of time, the second alarm threshold replacing the first alarm threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: MASIMO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ammar Al-Ali
  • Patent number: RE49043
    Abstract: A safety communication scheme for a safety-critical system which includes two or more higher level units that have voting capabilities and one or two sets of lower level units that do not have voting capabilities, involves using one channel between the high and low level units for safety and two channels for redundancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: THALES CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Carl Schwellnus, Martin Krieger
  • Patent number: RE49055
    Abstract: A non-invasive venous pressure measurement apparatus is provided, including: a first cuff attached to a portion including a vein and an artery in a living body; a pressure control unit that changes a first applied pressure applied by the cuff to the portion; a pulse wave detection unit that detects a pulse wave from a pressure received by the cuff from the portion; another pulse wave detection unit that detects another pulse wave including at least an arterial pulse wave in another portion of the living body; an analyzing unit that analyzes a correlation between the two pulse waves, which are changed as the applied pressure is changed by the pressure control unit changes; and a venous pressure calculation unit that calculates a venous pressure based on the applied pressure and a result of analysis by the analyzing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teiji Ukawa, Tsuneo Takayanagi, Haruka Morimoto, Tatsuo Nishihara, Tatsuo Yoshida, Shiro Adachi, Mitsushi Hyogo