Patents Examined by Robert L. Nasser
  • 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
  • Patent number: RE49144
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe automatically changing an output mode of an output device from a first output mode to a latency reduction mode. An initiation signal and the output data may be received from a client device platform or a signal distributor. Upon receiving the initiation signal, the output device may change the output mode from the first output mode to the latency reduction mode. Thereafter, the output device may receive an end latency reduction mode signal. The output device may then revert back to the first output mode. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure. It is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventor: Roelof Roderick Colenbrander
  • Patent number: RE49218
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing a minimally invasive procedure in an automated or semi-automated fashion, where an imaging probe having an imaging modality compatible with the presence of an intraluminal medium is employed to record images that are processed to identify regions of interest and direct a medium displacement operation during a subsequent minimally invasive operation that benefits from the displacement of the intraluminal medium. The minimally invasive operation may include recording images with a second imaging modality, or may be a therapeutic treatment. The method is may be performed in real-time, where images obtained from the first imaging modality are processed in real time to determine whether or not the minimally invasive operation is to be performed at a given position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: CONAVI MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Brian Courtney, Amandeep Thind
  • Patent number: RE49262
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a method for providing content. The method comprises receiving a first login request from a first device used by a user, the request being associated with a first anonymous identifier associated with the first device, and determining a user tag for the user, that does not include any personally identifiable information associated with the user. The method further comprises receiving a second login request from a second different device used by the user, the request being associated with a second different anonymous identifier associated with the second different device, and storing an association between the user tag, the first anonymous identifier and the second different anonymous identifier. The method further comprises receiving a request for content from either the first or second different device and providing content in response to the request using the association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar Ramachandran, Ping Wu, Nareshkumar Rajkumar
  • Patent number: RE49323
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a touch panel and a near field communication interface. The information processing apparatus detects that an input received at the touch panel corresponds to a predetermined input when the information processing apparatus is in a suspended state; and controls the information processing apparatus execute a predetermined function via the near field communication interface and awake from the suspended state upon detecting that the input corresponds to the predetermined input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Ino, Kenji Tokutake
  • Patent number: RE49380
    Abstract: A method for transmitting acknowledgement/negative-acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) information of a user equipment (UE) configured with two serving cells including a first serving cell and a second serving cell, the method including receiving two transport blocks (TBs) through a downlink subframe of the first serving cell, receiving one TB through a downlink subframe of the second serving cell and transmitting ACK/NACK information informing ACK/NACKs for the two TBs and the one TB through an uplink subframe of the first serving cell, wherein the ACK/NACK information informs the ACK/NACKs for the two TBs and the one TB by a combination of one resource selected from a plurality of candidate resources and two bits transmitted through the one resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dong Youn Seo, Min Gyu Kim, Joon Kui Ahn, Suck Chel Yang
  • Patent number: RE49438
    Abstract: An add-on logging device (100, 300) mounted to a drug delivery device is turned on when the cap is removed. After a given amount of time in inactivity the sensor means of the add-on device is turned off automatically to save energy. If the user takes a dose of drug this is not detected as the add-on device is only turned on when the cap is removed. According to the present invention a warning message is provided when the cap is re-mounted after the sensor means has been turned off automatically, the warning message indicating to a user that an expelled dose may not have been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Novo Nordisk A/S
    Inventors: Jens Christian Andersen, Nikolaj Frogner Krusell, Preben Mikael Nielsen
  • Patent number: RE49595
    Abstract: Provided are methods for transmission of a sounding reference signal (SRS) being independent of or separated from an uplink channel. The method may include receiving UE-specific configuration information including an uplink reference signal identity from the first transmission/reception point, determining the second transmission/reception point indicated by the uplink reference signal identity included in the received UE-specific configuration information as an uplink channel reception entity, transmitting the uplink channel to the determined second transmission/reception point, using the uplink reference signal identity, generating an SRS, using the physical cell identity of the first transmission/reception point, determining the first transmission/reception point as an SRS reception entity, and transmitting the generated SRS to the determined first transmission/reception point indicated by the physical cell identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Min Seok Noh
  • Patent number: RE49614
    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: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Stripe, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Wah Lo, Hwai Sian Tsai
  • Patent number: RE49622
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter transmits a first frame containing notification information to specify first and second wireless terminals and a second frame for channel estimation. The receiver receives a third frame transmitter from the first wireless terminal and a fourth frame transmitted from the second wireless terminal. The third frame and the fourth frame are transmitted in a multiplexing scheme by the first and the second wireless terminals. The third frame contains first channel information estimated based on the second frame. The fourth frame contains second channel information estimated based on the second frame. The first frame contains at least either information to specify a preamble of the third frame and a preamble of the fourth frame or information to specify a subcarrier used for transmission of the third frame and a subcarrier used for transmission of the fourth frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR GROUP
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nabetani, Tsuguhide Aoki, Hiroki Mori
  • Patent number: RE49639
    Abstract: A contactless system for assessing tissue viability and other hemodynamic parameters includes one or more light sources configured to emit lights at a predetermined wavelength sensitive to hemoglobin concentration associated with spontaneous hemodynamic oscillations at tissue in a predetermined area of a human subject. One or more polarizers are each coupled to one or more of the one or more light sources and are configured to polarize the light to a polarized state such that the polarized light in the polarized state diffuses into the tissue in the predetermined area at a predetermined depth and the polarized light is maintained in the polarized state at the predetermined depth. One or more detectors each including a detector polarizer coupled thereto are configured to discriminate the light maintained in the polarized state and at the predetermined depth and are configured to generate a plurality of frames of the tissue in the predetermined area at the predetermined depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Vivonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michele Pierro, Kyle Quinn, Alan Woessner
  • Patent number: RE49669
    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: October 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Yamada
  • Patent number: RE49673
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide enhanced computer- and network-based systems and methods for providing data security with respect to computing services, such as a digital transaction service (DTS). Example embodiments further provide a discovery service that enables nodes that are included in, or otherwise communicatively coupled to, the DTS to actively or passively “discover” roles and keys associated with the nodes. These node roles are associated with the various services provided by the DTS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: DocuSign, Inc.
    Inventors: David Steeves, Allan Wetter
  • Patent number: RE49682
    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: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Kioxia Corporation
    Inventor: Akihisa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: RE49946
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods relate to a pneumatic compression therapy device configured to suggest content to the patient based on a determined disease state, the content pertaining to suggested changes in lifestyle based on a standard of care. In an illustrative embodiment, the suggested changes may include modifications to treatment location, treatment time, diet, eating habits, or sleeping schedule. Various examples may further sample the patient's health and automatically adjust a treatment parameter within a predetermined parameter range based on a history of measured parameters, such as limb volume, for example. In coordination with the therapeutic treatment, the therapy device may deliver suggested content to guide the patient to make more healthful lifestyle choices to reduce recovery time and improve patient health outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Nextern Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Douglas, Casey Carlson
  • Patent number: RE49964
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose formats for MCData messages and notifications, and methods for coding (encoding and decoding) MCData messages and notifications in a MCData communication system. The method includes generating, by a first UE, an encoded MCData message or notification comprising of signaling payload and data payload content related to one or more MCData user payloads. Further the method includes deriving, by a second UE, the actual MCData messages or notifications by decoding the received encoded MCData messages or notifications. The formats for MCData messages and MCData notifications optimize control headers and allow maximum user data size that can be carried in a single message over signalling, which aids in sending multiple user payloads in a single message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Vijay Sangameshwara, Nishant Gupta, Sapan Pramodkumar Shah, Siva Prasad Gundur, Basavaraj Jayawant Pattan, Suresh Chitturi, Bhargav Madishetty
  • Patent number: RE49999
    Abstract: An embodiment of an apparatus for generating audio subband values in audio subband channels includes an analysis windower for windowing a frame of time-domain audio input samples being in a time sequence extending from an early sample to a later sample using an analysis window function including a sequence of window coefficients to obtain windowed samples. The analysis window function includes a first number of window coefficients derived from a larger window function including a sequence of a larger second number of window coefficients, wherein the window coefficients of the window function are derived by an interpolation of window coefficients of the larger window function. The apparatus further includes a calculator for calculating the audio subband values using the windowed samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Markus Schnell, Manfred Lutzky, Markus Lohwasser, Markus Schmidt, Marc Gayer, Michael Mellar, Bernd Edler, Markus Multrus, Gerald Schuller, Ralf Geiger, Bernhard Grill
  • Patent number: RE50009
    Abstract: An embodiment of an apparatus for generating audio subband values in audio subband channels includes an analysis windower for windowing a frame of time-domain audio input samples being in a time sequence extending from an early sample to a later sample using an analysis window function including a sequence of window coefficients to obtain windowed samples. The analysis window function includes a first number of window coefficients derived from a larger window function including a sequence of a larger second number of window coefficients, wherein the window coefficients of the window function are derived by an interpolation of window coefficients of the larger window function. The apparatus further includes a calculator for calculating the audio subband values using the windowed samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Markus Schnell, Manfred Lutzky, Markus Lohwasser, Markus Schmidt, Marc Gayer, Michael Mellar, Bernd Edler, Markus Multrus, Gerald Schuller, Ralf Geiger, Bernhard Grill
  • Patent number: RE50012
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting diode display is disclosed. In one aspect, the display includes a plurality of pixels formed in a plurality of intersection areas of a plurality of data lines and a plurality of scan lines. Each of the pixels includes a storage capacitor configured to store a data voltage, at least one target transistor having one end electrically connected to a current path of the storage capacitor, an organic light emitting layer, and a first electrode of an OLED formed over the organic light emitting layer. The first electrode includes a first electrode extension configured to block at least a portion of the target transistor from light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee Rim Song, Mu Kyung Jeon, Chong Chul Chai