Patents Examined by Simon Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10390186
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transmitting beacon messages are described. A beacon message is transmitted from a first beacon device and broadcast to an area within a transmission range of the first beacon device. A mobile device receives and stores the message. When the mobile device is out of the range of the first beacon device and within the range of a second beacon device, the message is transmitted to the second beacon device and broadcast by the second beacon device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Egan Schulz, Michelle Serrano, Libo Su
  • Patent number: 10382979
    Abstract: Techniques for optimizing configuration parameters in a wireless network may iteratively adjust one or more wireless configuration parameters during a first stage of an adjustment period until either a cost increase during a single iteration exceeds an upper cost threshold or (ii) the number of successive iterations exhibiting a per-iteration cost increase between the upper cost threshold and a lower cost threshold exceeds a threshold number of iterations. This may trigger the AP proceed to a second stage of the adjustment period, where the AP may adjust the same wireless configuration parameter in an opposite direction, maintain a value of the wireless parameter, or adjust a different wireless configuration parameter during the second stage. Progression between successive adjustment periods may be at least partially coordinated between APs in a group of APs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongxi Tan, Jin Yang, Nandu Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10375844
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for the customization of electronic equipment of which portable audio players, portable disc players, portable digital games and laptop computers are representative. The electronic equipment may be fitted with a substantially transparent faceplate that may cover removable inserts. These inserts may be customizable to provide unique decorative appearances to the electronic equipment upon which they may be fitted. Decorative designs may either be preprinted on the inserts or a user may produce a customized design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Antonio T. Latto, Isaac A. Simpson, Markus Diebel, Paul Bradley
  • Patent number: 10367810
    Abstract: Provisioning of an electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) to an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) is observed to acquire a captured payload. The captured payload is then used in replay test sessions. In a live test session, test equipment can be used to monitor the communication between an eSIM server and the eUICC in order to capture the payload transmitted from the eSIM server. In the live test session, the eUICC can be in a debug mode that persists an ability to generate the same keys. In the replay test sessions, the payload captured can be reused and the eUICC can regenerate the same keys to decrypt an encrypted eSIM in the payload. After an installation attempt, the eUICC can provide notifications to the test equipment. The eUICC can be stress-tested using methods described herein without consuming a large number of eSIMs from an eSIM server inventory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Li Li, Arun G. Mathias
  • Patent number: 10355754
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a multiple input, multiple output (“MIMO”) telecommunications system comprising a plurality of signal paths. The system further comprises mixers located in the plurality of signal paths, the mixers being coupled to oscillators for producing a plurality of signals occupying non-overlapping frequency bands and representative of wireless signals. The system further comprises a summer coupled to the plurality of signal paths for summing the plurality of signals to form summed signals. The system further comprises a shared analog-to-digital converter for converting the summed signals to digital signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Andrew Wireles Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Charles B. Morrison
  • Patent number: 10355789
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an interference reduction method and apparatus. The method includes obtaining a current communication frequency of a radio frequency system of an electronic device; and determining a first operating frequency of a first interface of the electronic device according to the current communication frequency, wherein a current radio frequency communication frequency of a current serving cell of the radio frequency system is not a multiple of a divide-by-four frequency of the first operating frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Di, Lihong Ma, Tianpeng Wang, Yangbang Chen
  • Patent number: 10348350
    Abstract: The two-way communication system comprises a non-invasive and non-implanted system which remains completely invisible to an outside observer when in use by an operator or user and allows for clear two-way communications. This system is generally comprised of a mouthpiece component, relay component, infrastructure communication device, and an optional system control which may interface with the relay component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sonitus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Paré
  • Patent number: 10349363
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for configuring a wireless base station. A wireless base station enters a configuration mode including less than full cellular functionality, receives neighboring cell information at least one neighbor cell in the vicinity of the wireless base station using communications requiring less than full cellular functionality by the wireless base station, and entering an operational mode including full cellular functionality, using a configuration based at least in part on the neighboring cell information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Ashley Herr, Akila Srinivasan, John Harris, Jason Shy
  • Patent number: 10341474
    Abstract: A mobile device is disclosed. A mobile device comprises a display, a battery disposed on the back side of the display, and a film speaker disposed on the back side of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Mizuho Hidaka, Norikazu Morioka, Kotaro Nakamura, Tomoki Tsuchiya, Keiichi Nagoshi, Tetsuya Shimoda
  • Patent number: 10334090
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first housing, a second housing, a first hinge that is flexible and connects the first and the second housings, and a display panel that is continuously flexible. The first hinge overlaps with a first housing wall of the first housing and a second housing wall of the second housing. The first housing includes a first magnetic body. The second housing includes a second magnetic body. When the first hinge is in an open state, causing the first housing and the second housing to be disposed side-by-side, a magnetic force in a first direction is produced between the first magnetic body and the second magnetic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Masayuki Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10333811
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor network, machine type communication (MTC), machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and technology for internet of things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the above technologies, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method for detecting a counterfeit advertiser by a server includes detecting a random delay time or a cumulative interval for a reference device based on a time stamp for an advertisement packet received from the reference device, and detecting a random delay time or a cumulative interval for a receiving device other than the reference device based on a time stamp for an advertisement packet received from the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-Kyu Choi, Sin-Seok Seo, Ki-Seok Lee, Do-Hy Hong
  • Patent number: 10327159
    Abstract: Convergence times associated with simulated annealing based (SA-based) optimization in wireless networks can be reduced by introducing an additional local or cell-level evaluation step into the evaluation of global solutions. In particular, new local solutions may be evaluated based on local performance criteria when the new solutions are in a global solution deemed to have satisfied a global performance criteria. New local solutions that satisfy their corresponding local performance criteria remain in the new global solution. New local solutions that do not satisfy their corresponding local performance criteria are replaced with a corresponding current local solution from a current global solution, thereby modifying the new global solution. The resulting modified global solution includes both new local solutions and current local solutions prior to being accepted as the current global solution for the next iteration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongxi Tan, Jin Yang, Nandu Gopalakrishnan, Yan Xin, James Mathew, Kamalaharan Dushyanthan, Iyad Alfalujah, Yanjie Fu
  • Patent number: 10320093
    Abstract: In certain exemplary embodiments, register banks are used to allow for fast beam switching (FBS) in a phased array system. Specifically, each beam forming channel is associated with a register bank containing M register sets for configuring such things as gain/amplitude and phase parameters of the beam forming channel. The register banks for all beam forming channels can be preprogrammed and then fast beam switching circuitry allows all beam forming channels across the array to be switched to use the same register set from its corresponding register bank at substantially the same time, thereby allowing the phased array system to be quickly switched between various beam patterns and orientations. Additionally or alternatively, active power control circuitry may be used to control the amount of electrical power provided to or consumed by one or more individual beam forming channels such as to reduce DC power consumption of the array and/or to selectively change the effective directivity of the array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ANOKIWAVE, INC.
    Inventors: Kristian N. Madsen, Wade C. Allen, Jonathan P. Comeau, Robert J. McMorrow, David W. Corman, Nitin Jain, Robert Ian Gresham, Gaurav Menon, Vipul Jain
  • Patent number: 10321334
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adjusting a network signal in a wireless telecommunications network are provided. In aspects, the method can include identifying a broadcast cell having a plurality of TR components. The method can also include determining if a Sector Power Ratio (SPR) of one or more of the TR components is above an SPR threshold value. The method can also include adjusting the power and/or phase supplied to one or more of the TR components to adjust one or more network signal footprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Andrew M. Wurtenberger
  • Patent number: 10312989
    Abstract: A wireless communication device may autonomously transition from a multiple antenna port mode to a single antenna port mode. The wireless communication device may implicitly notify a base station about the autonomous transition from the multiple antenna port mode to the single antenna port mode. The base station may reallocate resources that were previously allocated to the wireless communication device but that are no longer being used by the wireless communication device. In some cases, the base station may configure the wireless communication device's antenna port mode via radio resource control signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kimihiko Imamura, John Michael Kowalski, Sayantan Choudhury
  • Patent number: 10305231
    Abstract: A card connector and a method of manufacturing the card connector are provided. In one embodiment, the card connector comprises a base; a shielding sleeve connected to the base, the base and the shielding sleeve defining a first direction for inserting a card and a second direction opposite to the first direction for extracting the card; and a shielding tray for receiving the card, the shielding tray being movable relative to the base in the first direction or the second direction, wherein the card connector is operable to electrically connect to the card if the card reaches a position of insertion along the first direction. The card connector is capable of facilitating the push-in and pull-out operations of a card by a user, while minimizing an exposed area of the card so as to improve the shielding performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chong Chen, Bocheng Hou
  • Patent number: 10277337
    Abstract: An antenna test method and apparatus are disclosed. The antenna test method includes: A, placing a mobile terminal on a turntable in an anechoic chamber, and connecting the mobile terminal to a base station emulator via an anechoic chamber communication antenna; B, moving by the turntable sequentially to multiple theta and phi angles, transmitting by the base station emulator signals to the mobile terminal via an anechoic chamber measurement antenna, and receiving and decoding by the mobile terminal the signals and transmitting them back to the base station emulator, to obtain the horizontal and vertical polarization data of the anechoic chamber measurement antenna at steps of a first angle; C, performing interpolations to calculate the corresponding data at steps of a second angle as the step converts from the first angle to the second angle, and using the derived data to calculate the Total Isotropic Sensitivity (TIS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Jian Bai
  • Patent number: 10263668
    Abstract: Embodiments of wireless audio systems, wireless transceivers, and methods for wirelessly communicating audio information are disclosed herein. In one example, a wireless audio system includes a primary wireless transceiver and a secondary wireless transceiver. The primary wireless transceiver includes a first radio frequency (RF) module configured to receive, from an audio source, first audio information at a first frequency. The primary wireless transceiver further includes a second RF module configured to transmit second audio information at a second frequency lower than the first frequency. The second audio information is generated based on the first audio information. The secondary wireless transceiver includes a third RF module configured to receive, from the second RF module, the second audio information at the second frequency. The first RF module implements a first short-range wireless communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Hua Li, Weifeng Tong, Liang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10250759
    Abstract: A communication terminal device is a mobile communication terminal device that carries out communication for voice calls. The communication terminal device measures an orientation and a displacement of the device itself, and determines whether or not a condition occurring when a user picks up the device in his/her hand is met. In the case where it is determined that the condition occurring when the user picks up the device in his/her hand is met, and in the case where it has been determined that the user's head area has been detected as being near, the communication terminal device specifies a voice call partner on the basis of the orientation measured before the head area was detected as being near or while the head area was detected as being near. Then, when a tap operation performed by the user is detected, the communication terminal device performs a notification processing for making a notification of the specified voice call partner, and then makes an outgoing call to the partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Satoru Kawamura, Nobuto Arai, Tsuneyo Yamauchi, Shunsaku Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10251203
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique includes initiating, at a first computing device including one or more processors, communication with a second computing device via a short-range wireless communication protocol. The technique includes receiving, at the first computing device, a set of information from the second computing device via the short-range wireless communication protocol, the set of information including a port address for communication with a first application currently executing in a foreground at the second computing device via another wireless communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Hamilton, Nicholas J. Pelly, Benjamin J. Dodson