Patents Examined by Sonny Trinh
  • Patent number: 10073172
    Abstract: An apparatus, a vehicle, a method, a computer program and a radio system for radio coverage in a predefined space. The method includes operating at least one transmission and/or reception antenna in the predefined space to cover at least one subregion of the predefined space using at least one element having an active area in the predefined space taking into consideration the subregion to be covered, wherein the active area of the element influences the propagation conditions of signals of the radio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Ernst Zielinski, Matthias Mohaupt, Jens Kampermann, Wolfgang Theimer
  • Patent number: 10064140
    Abstract: A wireless device includes a radio-frequency module, a modem module, and a control unit. The radio-frequency module and the modem module operate either in a first operation mode or in a second operation mode. The control unit, coupled to the RF and the modem module, generates a control signal to indicate to the RF and the modem module to operate in the first operation mode or to operate in the second operation mode. A first set of signal formats corresponding to the first operation mode is a superset of a second set of signal formats corresponding to the second operation mode, and a first power consumption corresponding to the first operation mode is higher than a second power consumption corresponding to the second operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Hou-Wei Lin, Yi-Cheng Chen, Chia-Chun Hung, Yi-Chang Shih, Liang-Hui Li, Yi-Lin Li
  • Patent number: 10063330
    Abstract: A wireless network transmission system is provided. The wireless network transmission system comprises a first transmission device and at least a second transmission device. The first transmission device includes a control circuit and a plurality of first antennas. The control circuit is electrically connected to the first antennas. The second transmission device is configured to be communicated with the first transmission device. The first antennas receive wireless signals from the second transmission device. The control circuit is configured to compare signal strength of the wireless signal received by each of the first antennas to generate a comparison result select at least one of the first antennas to transmit or receive the wireless signals according to the comparison result. A wireless network transmission method and a transmission device are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yen-Ching Kuo, Jung-Huang Chiang, Ten-Long Deng, Hsiao-Ming Tsai
  • Patent number: 10057380
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing users of client devices with coordinated access to Information and/or functionality of multiple types, such as by using multiple types of connections to multiple information services of distinct types that exchange context information related to activities of the users and/or clients. The client devices can be, for example, wireless devices with multiple distinct modes (e.g., voice and data modes) for different types of connections with different types of servers (e.g., voice servers and data servers). In some situations, coordination between different servers allows multiple distinct interaction sessions of different types with different servers to remain synchronized or otherwise coordinated over time as the user performs interactions via the different sessions. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and is not intended to be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Paul Evert Harris, David Grant Deckert, Douglas G. Murray, Thomas W. Denny
  • Patent number: 10056992
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for dynamical calibration of phase signals and/or amplitudes in a telecommunication system. Calibration of phases is a necessary measure to ensure proper phasing and, as a result, emission of correct beamforming patterns. Without correct phasing (and emission of correct beamforming patterns), performance of a telecommunication network may suffer and user satisfaction may decrease. However, calibration provides a period of time where service is not provided and should not be done too often as it will decrease service provided and, likely, satisfaction of service received if there are frequent periods of outages. By utilizing specific telecommunication metrics, such as temperature, performance, or error vector magnitude, necessary calibrations may be identified and evaluated such that a determination regarding an optimal calibration time is made to balance providing service and a period of service outage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Andrew M. Wurtenberger
  • Patent number: 10056925
    Abstract: Carrier aggregation systems and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, a radio-frequency circuit can include a first signal path configured to present an approximately zero impedance to a first out-of-band signal that is out of a first frequency band. The radio-frequency circuit can further include a coupling circuit coupled to the first signal path and configured such that the approximately zero impedance presented by the first signal path to the first out-of-band signal results in the first out-of-band signal being substantially excluded from the first signal path. The radio-frequency circuit can further include a second signal path configured to present an approximately zero impedance to a second out-of-band signal that is out of a second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: William J. Domino
  • Patent number: 10049559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a power saving safety helmet capable of wireless communication, and a wireless transmission and reception method therefor, and the power saving safety helmet capable of wireless communication comprises: a voice input unit for receiving a voice input from a user; a sensor unit sensing whether an accident involving the user has occurred so as to generate an accident sensing signal; a wireless communication unit for intermittently transmitting and receiving, by using frequency channels different from each other, a voice signal and an emergency signal generated by the voice and the accident sensing signal or transmitted from the outside; a sound output unit for outputting a voice and a beep sound corresponding to the voice signal and the emergency signal transmitted from the outside; and a control unit for controlling the beep sound so as to be outputted at output time intervals which are set to be different according to the reception strength of the received emergency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: KMW INC.
    Inventors: Yoon-Bae Lee, Jae-Won Lee, Young-Uk Son, Ji-Man Kim, Jae-Soon Kang
  • Patent number: 10051580
    Abstract: A method for controlling uplink transmit power of a user equipment (UE) in a radio access system supporting a multi-connectivity mode, the method performed by the UE and comprising: receiving two or more higher layer signals including first power parameters from two or more serving cells; receiving two or more physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) including a second power parameter from the two or more serving cells; measuring path loss values of the two or more serving cells, calculating two or more physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) transmit powers for each of the two or more serving cells in the multi-connectivity mode; and transmitting respective PUCCHs to the two or more serving cells based on the two or more PUCCH transmit powers, wherein the two or more PUCCH transmit powers are calculated based on the first power parameters, the second power parameter and the path loss values, wherein, in the multi-connectivity mode, the UE maintains multiple connections with the two or more serving cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Bonghoe Kim, Dongyoun Seo, Suckchel Yang, Joonkui Ahn
  • Patent number: 10050646
    Abstract: The present invention describes an amplifier adjusting device for an amplifier element which is adjustable as a function of amplification factor and is coupled to a frequency domain selecting element for adjusting at least to frequency domains. The amplifier adjusting device includes a memory in which at least two amplification factors may be stored, the at least two amplification factors being assigned to the two at least two frequency domains, an amplification factor adjusting element configured to select, depending on a current frequency domain, a corresponding amplification factor from the memory in order to adjust the adjustable amplifier element, and an amplification factor estimator configured to correct, based on an analysis of a signal amplified by means of the adjustable amplifier element in accordance with the selected amplification factor, the selected amplification factor and store the corrected amplification factor in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Innovationszentrum fuer Telekommunikationstechnik GmbH IZT
    Inventor: Rainer Perthold
  • Patent number: 10044102
    Abstract: A millimeter-wave transmission device including a waveguide made of a material having a dielectric constant in the range from 1 to 4, the waveguide being solid at each of its ends with an electronic unit embedded in the material of the waveguide, the electronic unit including a millimeter wave transceiver circuit, an antenna capable of transmitting and receiving the millimeter waves, a modulation-demodulation circuit, and input-output conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Didier Belot, Baudouin Martineau, Olivier Richard
  • Patent number: 10044329
    Abstract: A transmission module includes n oscillator modules and a phase command signal generator. Each of the oscillator modules includes a voltage controlled oscillator and an amplification circuit. The voltage controlled oscillators output transmission high-frequency signals having the same frequency and synchronized among the n oscillator modules by synchronous control based on a common reference signal. The amplification circuits each perform power amplification for the transmission high-frequency signal from a corresponding one of the voltage controlled oscillators and output the resultant signal. Phases of the transmission high-frequency signals synchronized among the n oscillator modules and output from the voltage controlled oscillators are separately controlled according to respective n phase command signals from the phase command signal generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nonomura
  • Patent number: 10044375
    Abstract: A multi-band transmitter circuit may include a multi-port network configured to divide an input multi-band signal comprising signal components at each of a plurality of frequency bands into a plurality of output multi-band signals. The multi-band transmitter circuit may also include a plurality of band-specific circulator paths. Each band-specific circulator path includes a circulator configured to receive the respective output multi-band signal and operate at a respective one of the frequency bands to provide a respective band-specific signal. The multi-band transmitter circuit further includes a filter circuit that includes a plurality of band-specific filter elements. Each band-specific filter element is coupled to a corresponding circulator and configured to receive the respective band-specific signal and operate at the same frequency band as the corresponding circulator to provide a filtered band-specific signal for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Bi Pham, Buu Dam, Chunyun Jian, Somsack Sychaleun
  • Patent number: 10027375
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device (D?) for near-field radiofrequency communication with a portable element, the device including: at least one near-field communication primary antenna (A0) having a predetermined communication frequency (Fc); and a microcontroller (30?) electrically connected to the primary antenna, including a power supply source for the primary antenna and a receiver unit for the data (20?) received by the primary antenna. The communication device further includes: at least one passive relay antenna (A1 . . . A8), juxtaposed with the primary antenna, relay frequencies (F1 . . . F8), lying within a range of values around the predetermined communication frequency (Fc), but different from the predetermined communication frequency (Fc), electrically connected to the data receiver unit. Also included is a unit (C4) for adjusting the relay frequency. The communication device can be used to enlarge the near-field communication surface of the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FRANCE, CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Mohamed Cheikh, Guillaume Vigneau
  • Patent number: 10027018
    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: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Keyssa, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary D. McCormack, Ian A. Kyles
  • Patent number: 10027352
    Abstract: A radio frequency receiver having a plurality of parallel receiving paths, wherein each path can receive a radio frequency signal in one of a plurality of radio frequency bands and amplify the received signal in a low noise amplifier. The amplified signals from the plurality of parallel paths are combined to one combined radio frequency signal in a common summation node and down-converted to a lower frequency signal in a mixer circuit. Each low noise amplifier comprises a low noise transconductance circuit providing a current signal to drive the common summation node, and an automatic gain control circuit in each path compensates for variations in signal strength independently of signal strengths of signals received by the other receiving paths. The receiver is suitable for simultaneous multiple band reception, where received signal strength can vary between the frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Daniele Mastantuono, Sven Mattisson, Roland Strandberg, Lars Sundström
  • Patent number: 10014825
    Abstract: Provided is a receiver including an oscillator (OSC) configured to generate an oscillation signal based on a radio signal, a clocked envelope detector (ED) configured to detect an envelope of the oscillation signal and hold a peak value of the envelope during a time interval, and an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) configured to convert the peak value of the envelope into a digital signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong Joong Kim, Sang Joon Kim
  • Patent number: 10014828
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a transmitter system including: a source follower (SF) sub-stage having a pair of transistors, one being coupled to a biasing voltage at a gate terminal thereof, and the other including a fully depleted semiconductor on insulator (FDSOI) transistor coupled to an input signal at a gate terminal thereof, and coupled to a calibration voltage at a back-gate terminal thereof. A mixer sub-stage includes a mixer input node coupled to the SF output node of the pair of transistors of the SF sub-stage, and the mixer input node is electrically coupled in parallel to two FDSOI mixer transistors, with the FDSOI mixer transistor being electrically coupled to a respective back-gate voltage. The FDSOI mixer transistors each include a gate terminal coupled to an input voltage, while a second source/drain terminal of the FDSOI mixer transistors are each electrically coupled to a mixer output node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: See Lee, Abdellatif Bellaouar
  • Patent number: 10009707
    Abstract: Interworking LWM2M and OMA DM protocols is disclosed. A new DDF MO enables adding LWM2M object definitions to DM Servers and Gateways. This MO allows a DM Server/Gateway to accept newly defined MOs, such as LWM2M Object definitions. New procedures are defined for registering DDF documents to the newly created DDF MO. A new registration interface is added in the GwMO protocol to allow an LWM2M Server to register end devices to a DM gateway. A protocol translation mechanism bridges the gap between non-RESTful to RESTful protocols, such as OMA DM and/or GwMO to LWM2M.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Quang Ly, Chonggang Wang, Dale N. Seed, Shamim Akbar Rahman, Xu Li
  • Patent number: 10009852
    Abstract: The subject matter of the disclosure relates to low temperature power throttling at a mobile device to reduce the likelihood of an unexpected power down event in cold weather environments. A mobile device employing a power management solution may be configured to determine that a monitored temperature at the mobile device (at the battery of the mobile device) is below a first threshold level, and whether a hardware component (such as a camera) is active or inactive. Then, based on these determinations, the mobile device can select a throttle setting from a first set of throttle settings when the hardware component is active, and a second set of throttle settings when the hardware component is inactive. Subsequently the mobile device can throttle power consumption for one or more components of the mobile device according to the selected throttle setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Y. Law, Keith Cox, John M. Ananny, Stephen D. Sterz, Derek J. DiCarlo, Gaurav Kapoor, Jason L. Pang, Alex J. Crumlin
  • Patent number: 10008757
    Abstract: An inductor component is disposed outside a multilayer substrate, and thus a directional coupler defined by an internal wiring electrode and a coil electrode within the inductor component that is mounted on a pair of land electrodes, the multilayer substrate significantly reduces or prevents interference with other high-frequency circuit elements disposed in or on the multilayer substrate. Additionally, if a plurality of inductor components having different inductor characteristics are prepared, a high-frequency module including the multilayer substrate capable of defining the directional coupler whose characteristics are able to adjusted with ease is able to be provided simply by selecting the desired inductor component from the inductor components and replacing that inductor component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kunitoshi Hanaoka