Patents Examined by Sonny Trinh
  • Patent number: 10390251
    Abstract: Provided is a technology related to a terminal device, a base station device, a communication system, a measurement method and an integrated circuit that efficiently perform cell measurement. The base station device configures a primary cell and one or more secondary cells to the terminal device, and indicates a measurement object, a reporting configuration including information indicating a threshold associated with an RSSI report and a report interval, and a measurement identity for linking the reporting configuration and the measurement object, to the terminal device. When, in each configured measurement identity, an associated reporting configuration includes information indicating the threshold associated with the RSSI report and the report interval, the terminal device periodically reports an average value of RSSIs measured in a duration of the report interval, and a percentage of the RSSIs being beyond the threshold as a measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsunari Uemura, Shohei Yamada, Hidekazu Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 10382077
    Abstract: A system for selecting a number of transmitting ports in an antenna at an access node includes an access node configured to deploy a first radio air interface to provide wireless services to wireless devices. The access node includes an antenna having ports and configured to communicate data with wireless devices through the ports and the first radio air interface. The access node also includes a processor configured to determine a trigger for dynamically selecting a number of transmitting ports in the antenna based on data received from the wireless devices relating to changes in levels of signals received at the wireless devices. The processor is also configured to estimate an amount of change based on the data relating to the changes. The processor is further configured to select a number of transmitting ports in the antenna based on the estimated amount of change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Nagi A Mansour, Kevin Almon Hart, Akin Ozozlu, Noman Muzaffar Alam
  • Patent number: 10381713
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a dielectric substrate, an electronic circuit supported by the substrate, for processing data, and a communication unit having an antenna. The communication unit may be mounted to the substrate in communication with the electronic circuit for converting between a first EHF electromagnetic signal containing digital information and a data signal conducted by the electronic circuit. The electromagnetic signal may be transmitted or received along a signal path by the antenna. An electromagnetic signal guide assembly may include a dielectric element made of a dielectric material disposed proximate the antenna in the signal path. The electromagnetic signal guide may have sides extending along the signal path. A sleeve element may extend around the dielectric element along sides of the dielectric element. The sleeve element may impede transmission of the electromagnetic signal through the sides of the dielectric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Keyssa, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary D. McCormack, Ian A. Kyles
  • Patent number: 10371821
    Abstract: A navigation satellite signal reception apparatus includes a satellite antenna; a satellite orbital information collection unit that collects orbital information of a navigation satellite; a peripheral environment spatial information collection unit that collects spatial information for a peripheral environment of an installation position of the satellite antenna; a positional information collection unit that collects positional information for the installation position of the satellite antenna; and a signal correction unit that performs a determination process to determine whether a navigation satellite associated with the received satellite signal is in a directly viewable state or in a non-directly-viewable state from the installation position of the satellite antenna, and that performs a correction process on a satellite signal from a navigation satellite in an NLOS state, on the assumption that the satellite signal is a reflected wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Nishi, Seiji Yoshida, Takashi Hirose
  • Patent number: 10355791
    Abstract: One example discloses a circuit for varying a quality-factor of a wireless device: wherein the wireless device includes an antenna tuning circuit and a communications signal interface; the circuit including, a quality-factor circuit having a feedback circuit; wherein the feedback circuit is configured to be coupled between the antenna tuning circuit and the communications signal interface; wherein the quality-factor circuit is configured to measure an antenna system bandwidth of the wireless device; and wherein the feedback circuit is configured to apply positive feedback to the antenna tuning circuit if the measured bandwidth is greater than a maximum communication signal bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Anthony Kerselaers, Liesbeth Gommé
  • Patent number: 10355724
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods related to multi-band power amplifier. In some embodiments, a power amplifier module includes a power amplifier having an output stage and configured to receive a signal. The power amplifier module also includes a first programmable harmonic termination circuit in electrical communication with the output stage of the power amplifier. The first programmable harmonic termination circuit includes a first plurality of capacitors and a first plurality of switches, with at least one of the first plurality of capacitors being in electrical communication with at least one of the first plurality of switches. The power amplifier module further includes a controller configured to modify a configuration of the first plurality of switches of the first programmable harmonic termination circuit based at least in part on a second harmonic frequency of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinghang Feng, Shuqi Zheng, Netsanet Gebeyehu, Ying Shi, James Phillip Young
  • Patent number: 10355350
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a remote electrical tilt unit, a base station, and a method for managing a remote electrical tilt antenna. The method includes: receiving, by the remote electrical tilt unit, permission configuration information sent by a first base station through a group of AISG ports of the remote control unit; configuring management permission of the first base station on the remote electrical tilt unit according to the permission configuration information, where the management permission includes at least control permission and query permission, and control permission on the remote electrical tilt unit can be allocated to only one base station. In this way, multiple base stations jointly manage a remote electrical tilt unit in a remote electrical tilt antenna, and a problem that it is difficult to locate and troubleshoot a fault when configuration of the remote electrical tilt unit is incorrect is resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yue Li, Lixin Jiang, Wei Jiang
  • Patent number: 10349457
    Abstract: A method of connecting multiple electronic devices to an audio video navigation (AVN) teminal mounted in a vehicle includes receiving a connection request message from a third Bluetooth device in a state in which first and second Bluetooth devices have been connected to the AVN terminal, searching for a Bluetooth device, connection of which can be released, and releasing connection to any one of the first and second Bluetooth devices according to a search result and setting connection to the third Bluetooth device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Min Hyuk Oh, Hye Won You, Keun Hang Heo
  • Patent number: 10338120
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to measure radio frequency emissions are disclosed. An example measurement device includes an antenna to collect a radio frequency emission signal, a calibrator to convert the received radio frequency emission signal to a far-field signal, a filter to remove a baseline signal from the radio frequency emission signal, and an interface to output the filtered radio emission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Chikando, Neelima Velagapudi
  • Patent number: 10333634
    Abstract: Test arrangement and method for wirelessly testing a device under test. An in-band test signal and a further interference signal are emitted to the device under test by a test arrangement comprising a single antenna. For this purpose, a linear polarized in-band test signal and a linear polarized interference signal are generated. The in-band test signal and the interference signal are combined by a transducer to a circular polarized signal and the circular polarized signal comprising the in-band test signal and interference signal is used for testing the device under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Vincent Abadie, Corbett Rowell
  • Patent number: 10333563
    Abstract: A wireless terminal and an antenna switching control method for a wireless terminal, where the wireless terminal includes a main antenna, a first antenna, and a second antenna. The main antenna is connected to a first radio frequency circuit and configured to receive and transmit a first standard signal. A frequency band of the first standard signal includes a first frequency band with a super high frequency and a second frequency band with a high frequency. The first antenna is configured to receive a first standard signal of the first frequency band, and receive and transmit a second standard signal. The second antenna is connected to the first radio frequency circuit and configured to receive a first standard signal of the second frequency band. Hence an overall size of the wireless terminal can be reduced using the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Linghua Yuan, Dongxing Tu, Zhijun Chen
  • Patent number: 10333569
    Abstract: Tunable filters, cancellers, and duplexers based on passive mixers. A tunable delay cell includes passive mixers electrically coupled together for receiving an input signal and outputting a delayed signal, each passive mixer comprising a plurality of mixer switches. The tunable delay includes a control circuit for providing, to each passive mixer, a respective plurality of local oscillator (LO) signals, one to each mixer switch of each passive mixer. The control circuit is configured to vary the LO signals to cause a target frequency band of the input signal to be delayed by a target delay time in propagating through the passive mixers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: North Carolina State University
    Inventors: Brian Allan Floyd, Charley Theodore Wilson, III, Jeffrey Franklin Bonner-Stewart
  • Patent number: 10327268
    Abstract: A microelectronic package is described with a wireless interconnect for chip-to-chip communication. In one example, the package includes an integrated circuit chip, a package substrate to carry the integrated circuit chip, the package substrate having conductive connectors to connect the integrated circuit chip to external components, a radio coupled to the integrated circuit chip to receive data from the integrated circuit chip and modulate the data onto a radio frequency carrier, and an antenna on the package substrate coupled to the radio to send the modulated data over the carrier to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Telesphor Kamgaing, Adel A. Elsherbini, Emanuel Cohen
  • Patent number: 10320468
    Abstract: In one example, a repeater system includes a master unit on a movable object configured to couple to antennas for receiving a downlink RF signal from at least one base station external to the movable object and for transmitting an uplink RF signal towards the at least one base station; and a plurality of remote units each configured to couple to the master unit, each positioned on the movable object and associated with different coverage areas, the remote units each configured to couple to a respective antenna system for transmitting the downlink RF signal into respective coverage areas and for receiving the uplink RF signal from the coverage areas, a control unit, wherein, for at least a subgroup of the remote units, a gain for each remote unit is dynamically adjusted in a time-offset fashion by the control unit to trigger handovers between overlapping base-station cells in a time-offset manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Keld Knut Lange, Alfons Dussmann, Daniel Schwab
  • Patent number: 10313504
    Abstract: Embodiments include method for providing a handsfree service to a user of a wireless, handsfree headset. In an embodiment the method comprises the headset performing service discovery on the audio gateway to determine a method of transferring an application to the audio gateway, wherein the application provides the service, the headset causing the application to be transferred to the audio gateway using a method based on the service discovery; and the audio gateway executing the application, wherein this user issues voice commands that are executed by the audio gateway to provide the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Hosain Sadequr Rahman, Alexander Asseily, Darin Rajan
  • Patent number: 10298746
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal and a method for controlling same, the mobile terminal comprising: a touch screen for displaying information on a screen; and a control unit which controls the touch screen so that, if an input of a touch gesture touching with a pressure below a predetermined level and dragging in a first direction is received on the screen, a first function screen is displayed and, if an input of a touch gesture touching with a pressure at or above the predetermined level and dragging in the first direction is received on the screen, a second function screen is displayed. Accordingly, a display unit in the “off” state can display time information or notification information according to a touch command which has been input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jungbin Lee, Jipyo Hong, Sooyon Chung, Soyeon Yim, Jisun Lee, Eugene Myung
  • Patent number: 10298728
    Abstract: A case, an accessory and a system for wirelessly pairing, storing and charging an adjunct camera to a handheld electronic device, such as a smartphone. A software application on the device controls the adjunct camera. In one embodiment, the case provides a telescopic rod to elevate the adjunct camera. In another embodiment, the telescopic rod attaches to the smartphone directly. In another embodiment, the case provides a cable on a retractor reel operative for connecting the adjunct camera to the case. The adjunct camera is selectively detachable from the case and attachable to a user or other object for hands-free operation once the software app is engaged. The case or the accessory, the adjunct camera, the electronic device and the app comprise a system for capturing, streaming and saving video and photos by expanding the reach of the native camera function of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Case Cam LLC
    Inventor: Angelo DiLaura
  • Patent number: 10298290
    Abstract: Redundancy architectures for communications systems are provided. An example redundancy architecture includes a plurality of active radio-frequency (RF) hardware units, one or more RF signal splitters configured to couple a plurality of RF input signals to the plurality of active RF hardware units, and one or more RF signal combiners configured to couple RF signals processed by the plurality of active RF hardware units to a plurality of RF output paths. The one or more RF signal splitters are configured to split each RF input signal of the plurality of RF input signals into multiple copies of the RF input signal, and to provide each copy of the multiple copies of the RF input signal to a different one of the plurality of active RF hardware units. The one or more RF signal combiners are configured to combine the multiple copies of the RF input signals into RF output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen A. MacAnlis, Anthony C. Alongi
  • Patent number: 10291339
    Abstract: A method and system configured to evaluate near range communications quality in an environment. Data describing an environment is obtained from at least one data source (202). The data describing the environment is processed (204) to generate a ground-plane data set (206) describing a ground-plane of the environment, and a 3D object data set (206) describing 3D objects in the environment. These data are used to compute (208) a propagation path between a first location and a second location in the environment, and a near range communications quality characteristic of the propagation path is computed (210).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventor: Brendan Christian Goodbody
  • Patent number: 10291268
    Abstract: Time-varying input signals are denoised by a neural network. The neural network learns features associated with noise added to reference signals. The neural network recognizes features of noisy time-varying input signals mixed with the noise that at least partially match at least some of the features associated with the noise. The neural network predicts denoised time-varying output signals that correspond to the time-varying input signals based on the recognized features of the noisy time-varying input signals that at least partially match at least some of the features associated with the noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Migliori, Daniel J. Gebhardt, Michael W. Walton, Logan M. Straatemeier