Patents Examined by Shaima Q. Aminzay
  • Patent number: 10405285
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for performing, by a device, power reporting to a base station for a direct device to device communication in a wireless communication system. Specifically, the method comprises the steps of: receiving a transmit power control (TPC) command for a direct device to device communication from the base station; sending a direct device to device communication signal by determining the transmit power of a direct device to device communication according to the TPC command; and reporting the difference between the determined transmit power and a certain power to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hanbyul Seo, Byounghoon Kim, Joonkui Ahn, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10397934
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a radio resource manager device is provided. The radio resource manager device may include a receiver configured to receive an application applying for radio resources; an interference allowance determiner configured to determine whether interference of signal transmission during radio communication using radio resources is allowed; and a radio resource assigner configured to assign radio resources based on the determined interference allowance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Mueck, Christian Drewes, Wen Xu
  • Patent number: 10390317
    Abstract: A more efficient antenna can be facilitated by accounting for the cable link loss associated with the distance from antenna base equipment to the antenna. As an antenna transitions between various link layers of a telecommunications network, the cable link loss can be accounted for to determine a compensation value. The compensation value can then be used to account for the cable link loss to allow for a more efficient antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Haywood Peitzer
  • Patent number: 10382096
    Abstract: A control unit (22) controls a filter (30) of a communication device (3a) by wired communication via a LCX (4a) to pass or cut off a signal in a wireless frequency band, to cause the LCX (4a) and LCX (4b) to function as a single antenna or a plurality of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakatsukasa, Yasunori Hoshihara, Hisao Nakano
  • Patent number: 10375547
    Abstract: Techniques for systems, methods, and devices for configuring an electronic device for use by a particular end-user. The electronic device can include a low power wireless communication device that transmits a periodic or occasional low power wireless beacon signal. A user operating a computing device within the proximity of the electronic device can detect the beacon signal and establish a corresponding low power wireless communication session. The computing device can then transmit configuration settings specific to the electronic device through the low power wireless communication session to the corresponding low power wireless communication device. The configuration data can be stored in a memory on the low power wireless medication device. When the electronic device coupled to the low power wireless communication device is powered up, it can access the configuration data stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David O Hamilton, Alan C Berkema
  • Patent number: 10368320
    Abstract: Initial Setting and Configuration of E-UTRAN for Energy-Efficient IOPS Certain embodiments of the invention generally relate to initial setting and configuration of E-UTRAN for energy-efficient isolated E-UTRAN operation for public safety. A method may include determining an initial configuration mode of a network element for setting up a self-controlled radio access network. The method may also include determining an initial downlink transmission power of the network element coupled with the determined initial configuration mode. The method may further include detecting a need of changing downlink transmission power of the network element based on at least one of traffic demands and conditions of the self-controlled radio access network. The method may also include determining a new downlink transmission power. The method may further include indicating the change of at least one of the downlink transmission power and the initial configuration mode to at least one user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Ling Yu, Vinh Van Phan, Kari Veikko Horneman
  • Patent number: 10355797
    Abstract: A server device that communicates with a user device and the server device is enabled to receive a request for a copy of content, the request including a first identifier associated with the content, information associated with the user device, and information associated with a broadcast station that is broadcasting the content. The server device may obtain a user profile associated with the user device and obtain a station profile associated with a broadcast station, and identify the content, in the station profile. The server device may obtain the copy of the content to enable the user device to access the copy of the content and send, to the user profile, a notification indicating that the user device is authorized to access to the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Music Pocket, LLC
    Inventor: Mazen Anees Fayyad
  • Patent number: 10348518
    Abstract: A method for transmitting messages between a first networked device and a second networked device via a local network provided by a local network access point is disclosed. The method involves on the first networked device, determining whether the second networked device meets local communications criteria by determining at least one of whether the second networked device is accessible via the local network at a local network address, and whether the second networked device has registered for communications via local networks. The method also involves, in response to a determination that the second networked device meets the local communications criteria, transmitting the message via the local network access point to the local network address associated with the second networked device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LEFT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: John Gary Lyotier, AKM Rakibul Islam, Christopher Mark Jensen
  • Patent number: 10340970
    Abstract: A protective cover for use with an electronic device includes a protective shell, an electrical connector, and an inductive coil. The protective shell is configured to receive the electronic device and includes one or more apertures configured for accessing one or more respective features of the installed electronic device. The electrical connector is affixed to an interior surface of the protective shell and configured to engage electrical contacts of the installed electronic device. The inductive coil is disposed within the protective shell and is electrically connected to the electrical connector of the protective shell. The inductive coil is configured for producing an electrical current in response to a magnetic field generated by an external device in proximity to the protective shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis R. Richardson, Douglas A. Kempel
  • Patent number: 10333576
    Abstract: Various embodiments concern a wireless accessory bus for a user device that enables accessories to be easily and securely attached to the user device. More specifically, the wireless accessory bus enables data to be wirelessly transmitted between the accessory and the user device when the accessory and the user device are located within close proximity to one another (e.g., when the accessory is securely attached to the wireless accessory bus). Power could also be wirelessly transferred from the user device to the accessory (or vice versa). In some embodiments, the user device includes fastening component(s) (e.g., magnets) that allow the user device and the accessory to be magnetically secured to one another. The accessory typically enables the user device to readily utilize a new functionality or an improvement to an existing functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: David John Evans, V, Xinrui Jiang, Andrew E. Rubin, Matthew Hershenson, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Patent number: 10334615
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting, by a User Equipment (UE), a Device-to-Device (D2D) signal in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) Time Division Duplex (TDD) system. The UE receives, from a Base Station (BS), information on a Timing Advance (TA). The UE acquires a timing of an uplink (UL) subframe by applying the TA and a predetermined timing offset to a timing of a downlink (DL) subframe. The UE transmits a D2D discovery signal in a first D2D subframe configured for a D2D link. A transmission timing of the first D2D subframe is determined by applying only the predetermined timing offset to the timing of the DL subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hanbyul Seo, Hakseong Kim, Byounghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10333598
    Abstract: An objective of the application is to provide a method and apparatus for transmitting control signals based on weighted aggregation. Specifically, the method comprise: determining aggregation level weight vectors corresponding to control signals to be transmitted by multiple antenna elements corresponding to the common control channel port, and transmitting the control signals through the multiple antenna elements based on the aggregation level weight vectors. Compared with the prior art, the present application implements enhancement of the common control channel coverage in the 3D-MIND system, and solves the problem of coverage holes in 3D-MIMO due to the introduction of a 2D planar array; moreover, the antenna array gains of the present application are more uniformly distributed in the whole EOD (elevation angle of departure) span, and the gains are significant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Qinglin Luo
  • Patent number: 10283976
    Abstract: A multifunctional data mobile power supply (01) and a charging method thereof are provided. The power supply includes a gear selection switch (02), a main control chip (03), a mobile power supply module (04) and an interface module (05). The gear selection switch is configured to select different operation modes for executing by an opening and/or closing operation. The main control chip is configured to detect a gear selection signal of the gear selection switch, and after the charging mode is selected, send an operation command to the mobile power supply module. The mobile power supply module is configured to charge an intelligent mobile terminal which the interface module is connected with after receiving the operation command. The interface module is configured to connect with the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Yuanlong Yato Culture Dissemination Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bailin Luo
  • Patent number: 10282335
    Abstract: A multifunctional portable data card and a data transmission method are provided. The data card includes a main control module, a gear selection module, a data transmission module, an interface module and a storage module. The main control module detects a gear selection signal generated by the gear selection module, and sends a corresponding operation command to the data transmission module according to a working mode corresponding to the gear selection signal; the data transmission module performs data transmission in the data transmission mode or the OTG data processing mode after receiving the operation command; the interface module provides a port for interaction between the multifunctional portable data card and an external device; and the data card further includes the storage module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Yuanlong Yato Culture Dissemination Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bailin Luo
  • Patent number: 10284308
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system including analog receive paths and analog transmit paths and signal processing equipment onboard a satellite, and methods for use therewith. For each of a plurality of the analog receive paths, a calibration signal is injected therein below a noise floor thereof, while the path is actively used to receive and condition an RF signal, and the calibration signal is extracted from the analog receive path after the signal has traveled through at least a portion of the path. The extracted calibration signal is compared to the injected calibration signal to determine gain and phase deviations caused by the path. Gain and phase characteristics of the analog receive paths are adjusted to compensate for different gain and phase deviations being caused by different paths. Similar techniques are used to compensate for different gain and phase deviations being caused by different analog transmit paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: Farid Elwailly, David Grybos, James Knecht
  • Patent number: 10284316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for predicting indoor three-dimensional space signal field strength by an outdoor-to-indoor propagation model, which comprises the steps of: establishing a three-dimensional space scene model from a transmitting base station to a target building; predicting space field strength of an outer envelope of the target building according to an extended COST-231-Walfisch-Ikegami propagation model; generating, on the outer envelope of the target building, a series of out-door-to-indoor virtual rays in accordance with a certain resolution; simulating a propagation procedure of the virtual rays using a ray tracing propagation model algorithm, to predict three-dimensional space signal field strength in the target building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ranplan Wireless Networks Design Limited
    Inventors: Lai Zhihua, Xia Bing
  • Patent number: 10285177
    Abstract: System and method for automatic communication with remote devices enabling remote control and monitoring of the devices. The primary target is for low-power, remote devices running narrow or relatively narrow bandwidths, though the method is not restricted for any payload limits. The system enables two devices on a fully automated basis to identify each other, sound the radio paths between them to discover spectrum characteristics, select and exchange a vector of currently unused and optimum frequency bands for communication. Once defined, the devices use the frequency bands for automatic communication. The method enables devices to configure themselves for exchange of data and then the transfer of data. The base station and/or end points have the ability to initiate a connection and data transfer and use software defined radios to implement this capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: RURISOND, INC.
    Inventors: Robert S. Stevenson, Thomas A. Riddle
  • Patent number: 10263688
    Abstract: A method for vehicle communications is disclosed. The method comprises monitoring, in a vehicle during travel, line of sight (LOS) datalink messages sent to one or more other vehicles from one or more ground stations in a LOS datalink network coverage area, and calculating a rate in which the LOS datalink messages are sent to the other vehicles. The method detects that the vehicle is substantially out of the LOS datalink network coverage area, when the LOS datalink messages rate drops below a threshold value. Messages are transmitted from the vehicle over a different available network when the vehicle is substantially out of the LOS datalink network coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. McGuffin
  • Patent number: 10244453
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for managing inter-satellite handovers are provided to allow a user terminal to reduce the frequency of handovers while maintaining a sufficiently high system capacity in a non-geosynchronous satellite communication system. The method and apparatus for managing inter-satellite handovers may be implemented in a gateway, in infrastructure connected to a gateway, in a user terminal, or in a satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Seyed Shwan Ashrafi, Sumeeth Nagaraja, Dan Vassilovski, Dan Zhang, James Determan, Gene Wesley Marsh, Jun Ma
  • Patent number: 10225807
    Abstract: Methods and systems for communicating a message through a communication network are provided. A method for receiving a message through a communication network is provided, where the message is partitioned into at least two parts each of which is carried in a corresponding modulated part of a first modulated signal frame, and the at least two modulated parts of the first modulated signal frame have different power levels, the method including: receiving the first modulated signal frame; obtaining control information of the message from the first modulated signal frame; and obtaining the message carried in the first modulated signal frame based on the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Zeng Yang, Qingshan Zhang, Jianjun Ma, Guoxia Zhang