Patents Examined by Sanh Phu
  • Patent number: 10171117
    Abstract: Example methods and apparatus to measure exposure to broadcast signals having embedded data are disclosed. An example broadcast signal exposure meter includes a first decoder to obtain an identifier of a broadcast station from an audio signal output by an end user broadcast receiver, a radio to tune to a broadcast signal from the broadcast station associated with the identifier of the broadcast station, a second decoder to obtain embedded data from the broadcast signal, the embedded data representing media contained in the broadcast signal, and an interface to provide the embedded data to a server, the server to determine audience measurement information for the media based on the provided embedded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Girish Khavasi
  • Patent number: 10165527
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for efficiently transmitting or reporting a Power Headroom Report (PHR) of a User Equipment (UE) are provided. The method of transmitting the PHR of the UE in a mobile communication system includes configuring an extended PHR including an indicator corresponding to a variation factor of a maximum transmission power of the UE, and transmitting the extended PHR from the UE to a Base Station (BS). The BS may be notified of a maximum transmission power of the UE and a variation factor corresponding to the maximum transmission power in order to enable efficient scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Bum Kim, Soeng Hun Kim, Gert-Jan Van Lieshout, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10159048
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include calculating, by one or more of a plurality of small cell radios, one or more sets of candidate power control parameters using a first interference constraint for uplink user equipment (UE) transmissions for UE served by the one or more of the plurality of small cell radios; determining, at a central management entity, whether an average of a sum of an expected interference for UE associated with the plurality of small cell radios violates a second interference constraint for any of the one or more sets of candidate power control parameters; and generating one or more messages for each of the plurality of small cell radios identifying one or more particular sets of power control parameters that provide for meeting the second interference constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ritesh K. Madan, Rohit Umesh Nabar, Vikram Chandrasekhar, Kedar Durgadas Shirali, Qing Zhao
  • Patent number: 10153791
    Abstract: A method, in a telecommunications system, for transmitting radio signals from a base station comprising at least a pair of transmission branches configured to supply output signals for respective antennae of the base station, to at least one terminal comprising at least one antenna, the method comprising splitting a signal for transmission into at least first and second components, applying a phase shift to the first component to generate a modified first component and providing the modified first component and the second component to respective power amplifiers for transmission over the antennae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Nidham Ben Rached, Patrick Krief
  • Patent number: 10152840
    Abstract: A system in accordance with present embodiments includes a plurality of wearable devices and a virtual queue control system configured to maintain respective virtual queues for respective attractions and in communication with the plurality of virtual queuing attraction stations. The virtual queue control system is configured to receive communications from the plurality of virtual queuing stations and add guests to the respective virtual queues based on the communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Geraghty, Justin Michael Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10147994
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to a coupler circuit configured to receive an output of a radio frequency coupler. The coupler circuit can be arranged in a daisy chain with other coupler circuits. The coupler circuit can include a switch configured to turn on based on a signal level of a direct current component of a coupler signal from another coupler circuit and pass a radio frequency component of the coupler signal when on. The coupler circuit can pass the coupler signal while a module that includes the coupler circuit is otherwise inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Srivatsan Jayaraman, Onder Oz, Pradeep A. Balaraman, Roman Zbigniew Arkiszewski, Yeung Bun Choi, Songbai Zhang
  • Patent number: 10142006
    Abstract: A calibration system, in a receiver chip, receives a plurality of receive signals at a plurality of receive paths. A first receive path and a second receive path is selected for a first receive signal and a second receive signal, respectively. A first signal parameter of the second receive signal is adjusted relative to the first signal parameter of the first receive signal to maximize a first signal strength value of an added signal or minimize a second signal strength value of a subtracted signal. Based on the adjusted first signal parameter, an offset of the first signal parameter is calibrated. Further, based on a matching of the second signal parameter in the second receive path relative to the second signal parameter in the first receive path, value of the second signal parameter is calibrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MOVANDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kartik Sridharan, Ahmadreza Rofougaran, Michael Boers, Seunghwan Yoon, Sam Gharavi, Donghyup Shin, Farid Shirinfar, Stephen Wu, Maryam Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 10129835
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for efficiently transmitting or reporting a Power Headroom Report (PHR) of a User Equipment (UE) are provided. The method of transmitting the PHR of the UE in a mobile communication system includes configuring an extended PHR including an indicator corresponding to a variation factor of a maximum transmission power of the UE, and transmitting the extended PHR from the UE to a Base Station (BS). The BS may be notified of a maximum transmission power of the UE and a variation factor corresponding to the maximum transmission power in order to enable efficient scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Bum Kim, Soeng Hun Kim, Gert-Jan Van Lieshout, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10122393
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for compensating for an attenuation occurring in an antenna signal link between a mobile radio terminal and an antenna has at least one antenna signal amplifier in the antenna signal link and a control unit for adjusting a gain factor. The antenna signal conducted through an associated antenna signal amplifier is amplified or attenuated. The circuit arrangement has a detection unit for detecting an antenna signal power (PM, PA) of the antenna signal in the signal path of the antenna signal link. The control unit is configured for changing the gain factor, detecting a change, changing the transmit power (PM) of the mobile radio terminal, and adapting the gain factor to the coupling attenuation of the antenna signal link in dependence on a detected response of the mobile radio terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BURY SP.Z.O.O.
    Inventor: Bülent Solan
  • Patent number: 10117091
    Abstract: A method for administering life cycles of communication profiles that are managed by a subscriber identity module (100) embedded in a telecommunications terminal (110) may be performed by the module (100), which is suitable for using at least one process for administering the life cycles of communication profiles. The process uses a set of at least one command and/or of at least one rule. The method includes operations for receiving (B610) a message (M610) issued by the terminal (110) and representative of the capabilities of the terminal (110); selecting or not selecting (B615) the set used by the process as a function of the capabilities of the terminal (110); and if the set is selected, administering at least one life cycle of at least one of the profiles by using the set of at least one command and/or of at least one rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Tomasz Wozniak, Jérôme Dumoulin
  • Patent number: 10111074
    Abstract: A user sets a format of an advertise packet to be transmitted from a plurality of formats using a setting screen displayed on a printing apparatus, and the printing apparatus transmits an advertise packet according to the setting made via the setting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Go Inoue
  • Patent number: 10097231
    Abstract: An RF signal processing device includes multiple first signal receive paths receiving multiple first signals, multiple second signal receive paths receiving multiple second signals and a radio transceiver. The radio transceiver includes a first signal-processing circuit designed for processing the first signals, a second signal-processing circuit designed for processing the second signals, multiple first receive ports coupled to the first signal-processing circuit, multiple second receive ports coupled to the second signal-processing circuit, a first switch and a tunnel device. The first switch is coupled between at least one first receive port and the first signal-processing circuit. The tunnel device is coupled between the first switch and the second signal-processing circuit. The at least one first receive port coupled to the first switch is utilized to receive the first signal or the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Jiann-Huang Liu, Shi-Wen Liu, Chi-Sheng Yu, Tzung-Han Wu, Yen-Horng Chen, Meng-lin Chung
  • Patent number: 10098136
    Abstract: A multi-radio wireless device capable of communicating on several wireless communication protocols (WCP) such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. while avoiding on-device interference between radios operating using different WCPs. The device may measure an isolation value between radios during a calibration phase. During runtime operations, if a transmit activity is detected, the device may set a maximum receive gain using the expected transmit power and the isolation value. If a receive activity is detected, the device may set a maximum transmit power using an expected receive gain and the isolation value. The maximum receive gain and/or transmit powers may be obtained from a lookup table matching receive gain values to reference values where the reference values are a combination of transmit powers and isolation values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Milos Jorgovanovic, Pratik Kalpesh Patel, Ateet Kapur
  • Patent number: 10090809
    Abstract: A multi-mode mobile power management circuit is provided. The multi-mode mobile power management circuit includes a dual-mode amplifier circuit(s) configured to amplify a radio frequency (RF) signal for transmission in a defined RF band(s), such as a long-term evolution (LTE) band(s) or a fifth-generation new radio (5G-NR) band(s). The multi-mode mobile power management circuit includes a pair of tracker circuitries coupled to the dual-mode amplifier circuit. Each tracker circuitry includes a charge pump circuitry configured to generate a voltage and a current. When the dual-mode amplifier circuit amplifies the RF signal for transmission in the 5G-NR band(s), both charge pump circuitries are controlled to provide two currents to the dual-mode amplifier circuit. As a result, the dual-mode amplifier circuit is able to amplify the RF signal to a higher power corresponding to a sum of the two currents for transmission in the 5G-NR band(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventor: Nadim Khlat
  • Patent number: 10064119
    Abstract: An attenuation device inclusive of radio frequency (RF) absorber materials to reduce signal power in transmission systems involved in short range communication systems is described. The attenuation device is placed between a radio transmitter and an antenna in a transmission system. The attenuation device may be coated with protective material, and may have small dimensions such that the organization and dimensions of the transmission system are not significantly modified. The attenuation device reduces the power of a signal to be transmitted to a receiver, and has a good return loss indicative of a relatively low mismatch with the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Michael O'Connor, Toktam Nezakati Esmaeelzadeh, Siyuan Xin, Robert John Schlaefli
  • Patent number: 10063326
    Abstract: An impedance matching network between a transmitter and an antenna. The impedance matching network comprises of a watt meter coupled to the transmitter for measuring a standing wave ratio (“SWR”). A first unbalanced to unbalanced transformer (“first unun”) with an impedance ratio of N:1 is selectively coupled in series with the watt meter. A microprocessor is coupled to the watt meter for determining iteratively whether the first unun lowers the standing wave ratio (“SWR”) in response to switching the first unun in and out of a series connection with the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Softronics, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert H. Sternowski
  • Patent number: 10056875
    Abstract: A radio frequency front end of a user equipment for reducing power consumption includes a receive chain having a first low noise amplifier stage, a transmit chain including a first power amplifier stage, a transmit bypass path, a receive bypass path and a time division duplex switch. The transmit bypass path is selectively coupled to a transmit signal path at a first intermediate point of the transmit chain, prior to the first power amplifier stage. The receive bypass path is selectively coupled to a receive signal path at a first intermediate point of the receive chain after the first low noise amplifier stage. The time division duplex switch is selectively coupled to an antenna, the transmit bypass path, the receive bypass path, the first power amplifier stage and the first low noise amplifier stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Steve Andre Beaudin, Moshe Meir, Ramakrishna Sekhar Narayanaswami, Eyal Hochdorf
  • Patent number: 10051584
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a transmitter for transmitting a transmit signal comprising a first signal portion and a second signal portion. The transmitter comprises a power amplifier configured to amplify the transmit signal. The power amplifier is prone to undesired gain variations during the first and the second signal portion. The transmitter further comprises a transmit feedback receiver coupled to an output of the power amplifier and configured to feed back the transmit signal to generate a fed back first signal portion and a fed back second signal portion. Processing circuitry is configured to determine a first gain relation between the fed back first signal portion and the first signal portion and to determine at least one second gain relation between the fed back second signal portion and the second signal portion. Power adjustment circuitry is configured to adjust a transmit power of the transmit signal according to a variation between the first gain relation and the second gain relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Shahar Gross, Ran Shimon, Roy Amel, Ofer Benjamin, Slava Vaysman
  • Patent number: 10045736
    Abstract: A method for determining a status of a user utilizing wireless earpieces includes performing sensor measurements of a user utilizing at least optical sensors of the wireless earpieces, wherein the optical sensors detect metabolic abnormalities of the user, analyzing the sensor measurements, determining the status of the user utilizing at least sensor measurements from the optical sensors of the wireless earpieces, and communicating an alert to the user in response to there being a change in the status of the user. A wireless earpiece or set of wireless earpieces with optical sensors for detecting metabolic abnormalities are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Vincent Boesen
  • Patent number: 10045197
    Abstract: Wireless mesh networking protocols for directional transmissions in the PHY layer over multiple hops between a mix of mesh and non-mesh stations (STAs). Joint beamforming (BF) training and mesh network discovery is described including adaptive signaling with the mesh network. The mesh networking protocol can be utilized in a mix of wireless nodes including portals, access points (APs), personal control points (PCPs), and mesh stations (STAs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramy Medhat Abdallah, Mohamed Abouelseoud