Patents Examined by Thanh Le
  • Patent number: 10145878
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for radio frequency emissions testing based on harmonic beamforming are provided herein. In certain configurations, a method of emissions testing of cellular communication assemblies for emissions compliance is provided. The method includes transmitting a signal beam using an antenna array of a respective cellular communication assembly after manufacture thereof, the signal beam including a fundamental lobe and one or more harmonic lobes. The method further includes determining one or more testing locations of the signal beam based on detecting a direction of the fundamental lobe using test equipment, the testing locations corresponding to locations associated with the harmonic lobes. The method further includes evaluating a level of harmonic emissions at each of the one or more testing locations using the test equipment to establish whether or not the respective cellular communication assembly complies with emissions testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominique Michel Yves Brunel, William J. Domino
  • Patent number: 10148305
    Abstract: A radio connection apparatus configured for use with a radio comprising an accessory connector arrangement is provided. The design includes a radio connector comprising physical radio interconnection hardware configured to fit with and physically fixedly join with the radio and a pouch connector including a pouch connector plug configured to fit with and physically fixedly interconnect with a connector formed within a radio pouch such that physical removal of the radio from the radio pouch causes a corresponding physical removal of the pouch connector from the connector formed within the radio pouch. The radio connector and pouch connector electrically interconnect with a processing device such that signals are transmitted between the radio and the processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Creative Law Enforcement Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Kresimir Kovac
  • Patent number: 10146922
    Abstract: In one implementation, the present invention is directed to a method for controlling access to a software application using one or more processors configured by code, the method comprising repeating a usage verification cycle continually during a usage session of the software application, wherein each repetition of the usage verification cycle includes receiving a digital image of an access area used to access the software application, identifying a representation of one or more persons in the digital image, estimating an age of each one of the persons within the digital image, and comparing the estimated age of each one of the persons within the digital image to a predetermined age value provided in a usage policy dataset associated with at least of one of the persons within the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alice Guidotti, Bernardo Pastorelli, Leonardo Rosati, Elia Tufarolo
  • Patent number: 10146825
    Abstract: Method for providing a way to verify the integrity of a document. The invention is characterized in that the method comprises the following steps: a) publishing the document with a visibly embedded piece of information; b) providing a communication channel over which a third party can send a depiction of the published document to the central server; c) accepting said depiction of the published document in the central server, and finding, in the central server and based upon the piece of information, the document; and d) if the document was found in the central server, communicating to the third party that document itself and/or information pertinent to that document. The invention further relate to a system for performing such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Enigio Time AB
    Inventor: Hans Almgren
  • Patent number: 10142822
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and method are provided for wireless coded communication (WCC) devices, which are configured for wireless communication with other devices, e.g., over a network. A WCC device is a type of internet of things (JOT) device that can sense data, process data, send data, respond to data requests and exchange data with other WCC device, a network device, a user device, and/or systems over the internet. In some configurations, a WCC device may include a power source that enables usage of low power, e.g., to send data that is sensed, request data and/or communicate data wirelessly. WCC devices maybe function as standalone devices or may be integrated into other devices. In some configurations, a WCC device may include power harvesting circuitry, including power harvesting user controls. A WCC device may be pre-configured or coded to report occurrence of an event, log an event, log state, cause an action, send a message or request data from one or more end nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Gary M. Zalewski, Albert S. Penilla
  • Patent number: 10135569
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method used in a User Equipment (UE) for receiving System Information Block Type 1 (SIB1) of a serving cell of the UE and the associated UE. The method includes: receiving a signal carrying the SIB1 of the serving cell; determining one or more neighboring cells of the serving cell as potential interference neighboring cells; determining one or more SIB1 Resource Elements (REs) carrying the SIB1 of the serving cell and one or more SIB1 REs carrying SIB1 of each of the potential interference neighboring cells; determining one or more of the potential interference neighboring cells having one or more SIB1 REs colliding with said one or more SIB1 REs of the serving cell, as valid interference neighboring cells; cancelling SIB1 of each of the valid interference neighboring cells from the received signal; and decoding the received signal after the cancellation to obtain the SIB1 of the serving cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Peng Liu, Yushi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10135875
    Abstract: Computing resource service providers may provide computing resources to customers in a multi-tenant environment. These computing resources may be behind a firewall or other security device such that certain information does not reach the computing resources provided to the customer. A logging entity may be implemented on computer server operated by the computing resource service provider. The logging entity may obtain log information from the firewall or other security device and store the log information such that it is accessible to the customer. Additionally, the log information may be provided to other services such as a metrics service or intrusion detection service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajat Banerjee, Nathan Andrew Miller, Aniket Deepak Divecha, John Robert Kerl, Mingxue Zhao, Shuai Ye, Kevin Christopher Miller
  • Patent number: 10136385
    Abstract: Modes on power consumption are suitably set. There is provided an information processing device including a control section. When the information processing device in a first mode transitions to a second mode in which the information processing device consumes power differently than in the first mode, the control section performs control to transmit at least one frame. Upon transmitting the frame, the control section inserts into the frame information for notifying a first device compatible with the second mode that the information processing device will transition to the second mode, and information for causing a second device incompatible with the second mode to suppress transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eisuke Sakai, Yusuke Tanaka, Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10127389
    Abstract: A storage device can include processing and cryptographic capability enabling the device to function as a hardware security module (HSM). This includes the ability to encrypt and decrypt data using a cryptographic key, as well as to perform processing using such a key, independent of whether that processing involves data stored on the device. An internal key can be provided to the drive, whether provided before customer software access or received wrapped in another key, etc. That key enables the device to perform secure processing on behalf of a user or entity, where that key is not exposed to other components in the network or environment. A key may have specified tasks that can be performed using that key, and can be discarded after use. In some embodiments, firmware is provided that can cause a storage device to function as an HSM and/or processing device with cryptographic capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Branchek Roth, Eric Jason Brandwine
  • Patent number: 10127401
    Abstract: Restricted content of a data file is identified. The restricted content is removed from the data file, and a redacted version of the data file is generated. The restricted content is stored separate from the redacted version of the data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Airwatch LLC
    Inventors: Erich Stuntebeck, Chen Lu
  • Patent number: 10129280
    Abstract: A modular pipeline for event management in a computer environment is provided to enable the high volume of events that may be relevant to the security and stability of that environment to be gathered and analyzed for relevancy in a lower volume format. The modular pipeline enables event collection to meet various use cases so that the data comprising the events may be held and transmitted in a reduced volume format so that the relevancy of the events, rather than the events themselves, may be used by various systems with less transmission overhead and greater responsiveness. Aspects of the modular pipeline streamline and optimize the performance of a computing device within a network environment and provide for additional analytics of that environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC.
    Inventors: Matthew Michael Swann, Henri-Bastien Lamontagne, Zachary Lynn Brown, Kyle Allan Reed
  • Patent number: 10122686
    Abstract: A device is provided to perform secure operations in a network that includes multiple devices. The device comprises multiple processor cores; multiple physical ports to receive packets; a system interconnect and a network security engine. The network security engine is operative to: extract a key from a packet received from a physical port among the physical ports; in response to a first determination that the key does not match a stored key in the device, block the packet from entering the system interconnect through the physical port; and in response to the first determination that the key matches the stored key and in response to a second determination that one or more identifiers extracted from the packet do not match stored information in the device, block the packet from entering an identified processor core among the processor cores that is to be accessed by the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventor: Hungwen Li
  • Patent number: 10122798
    Abstract: A communication protocol and system is disclosed for network communications between a data service residing on a client that provides network communications between one or more mobile applications on a source and a network based on a process number. The shared data service communicates with a data service plug-in on the server side associated with the process number, in order to handle requests from the mobile applications that access the network through the data service. Predetermined network connection, priority, and additional rules can be used to control what plug-in can be reached through what type of network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Intermec IP Corp.
    Inventors: Garrick Fiala, Radek Kasal
  • Patent number: 10122406
    Abstract: This disclosure provides techniques for managing antenna sharing on a multi-mode wireless device between coexisting cellular and WLAN modems operating on the same band. One of the modems can communicate a WLAN scanning parameter to another one of the modems, and the distribution of shared antennas between the cellular modem and the WLAN modem may be modified based at least in part on the communicated scanning parameter to accommodate a WLAN scan on channels in the shared band. The distribution of the shared antennas between the modems for the WLAN scan may additionally or alternatively be selected based at least in part on the source of a detected WLAN scanning trigger (e.g., whether the scan is triggered by an application of the wireless device or the WLAN modem of the wireless device).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Heechoon Lee, Won-Joon Choi, Ning He
  • Patent number: 10123202
    Abstract: A method is provided for using virtual subscriber identity modules (vSIMs) for client devices. A network device creates, in a memory, a user account for storing one or more vSIMs. The network device receives, from a user of the user account, a selection of network services to be associated with a vSIM. The network device initiates creation of a blockchain including a vSIM certificate for the network services, wherein the vSIM certificate includes an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI). The network device associates the vSIM certificate with the user account. The vSIM can be retrieved and used by any one of different devices associated with the user account or loaned to other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Patricia R. Chang, Fred Weisbrod, Corey J. Christopherson
  • Patent number: 10123194
    Abstract: A method comprises: a mobile tag receiving at least one first Bluetooth Low Energy message transmitted from each of at least two fixed tags, each first Bluetooth Low Energy message including at least an identifier corresponding to the respective fixed tag; the mobile tag measuring a radio parameter for each of the received first Bluetooth Low Energy messages; and the mobile tag transmitting a second Bluetooth Low Energy message including the identifiers of each of the fixed tags, the measured radio parameters associated with each of the received first Bluetooth Low Energy messages, and an identifier corresponding to the mobile tag, said second Bluetooth Low Energy message enabling the calculation of a position of the mobile tag by a server apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Kanji Kerai
  • Patent number: 10115295
    Abstract: Provided are a portable security device having a rescue request function based on IoT which sprays tear gas to perform self-protection, automatically transmits a rescue request message and notifies a rescue requester of a response of a rescuer to the rescue request message to relieve the rescue requester, and a security system using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Sang Up Ryu
  • Patent number: 10116339
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure relate to detecting power associated with an individual carrier of a carrier aggregated signal. In an embodiment, an aggregated carrier including at least a first carrier and a second carrier is provided. An indication of power of the first carrier of the aggregated carrier is detected. Separately from detecting the indication of power of the first carrier, an indication of power of the second carrier of the aggregated carrier is detected. The power associated with a radio frequency (RF) signal provided to an RF source associated with the first carrier can be adjusted based on the indication of power of the first carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward James Anthony, Reza Kasnavi, John G. Freed
  • Patent number: 10116635
    Abstract: A mobile-based equipment service system includes a remote server, a mobile device, and at least one equipment controller. The mobile device includes a user interface, and is configured to send a user authentication message, initiated by a user via the user interface, to the remote server. The remote server is configured to verify the user via the user authentication message and once verified, send an encrypted blob to the mobile device in response to the user authentication message. At least one equipment controller is configured to receive and decrypt the encrypted blob from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Devu Manikantan Shila, Arthur T. Grondine, Michael Garfinkel, Teems E. Lovett
  • Patent number: 10111110
    Abstract: A first microwave backhaul transceiver may comprise a plurality of antenna elements. The transceiver may determine atmospheric conditions between it and one or more potential link partners, and adjust a radiation pattern of the plurality of antenna elements based on the determined atmospheric conditions. A first radiation pattern of the plurality of antenna elements may correspond to a first microwave backhaul link between the first microwave transceiver and a second microwave backhaul transceiver. A second radiation pattern of the plurality of antenna elements may correspond to a second microwave backhaul link between the first microwave transceiver and a third microwave backhaul transceiver. The transceiver may adjust the radiation pattern based on characteristics of data to be transmitted, and based on a routing table it maintains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis Ling