Patents Examined by Timothy X Pham
  • Patent number: 10382183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the technical field of radio communications, and particularly to a method and apparatus for processing activation/deactivation of inter-eNodeB carrier aggregation. Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for processing activation/deactivation of inter-eNodeB carrier aggregation, comprising the steps of: receiving, by UE, an MAC CE for activation/deactivation of an SCell sent by a master eNodeB or a secondary eNodeB; determining, by the UE, the corresponding SCell; and performing, by the UE, activation/deactivation to the corresponding SCell according to the indication information in the MAC CE for activation/deactivation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Qiu, Lixiang Xu, Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 10379214
    Abstract: A system for tracking multiple projectiles includes a first radar device aimed so that a field of view of the first radar device covers at least a portion of a target area into which projectiles are to be launched from a plurality of launch locations and a processor receiving data from the radar and identifying from the data tracks of a plurality of projectiles. The processor determines for each projectile track identified a specific one of the launch locations from which the projectile was launched and provides to the launch location associated with each projectile data corresponding to a trajectory of the projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Trackman A/S
    Inventor: Fredrik Tuxen
  • Patent number: 10382045
    Abstract: An all digital phase locked loop system for tracking a variable frequency input signal and method of operation are described. The ADPLL system includes a digital phase locked loop, including a digitally controlled oscillator, and a model of the digitally controller oscillator. The model represents the behaviour of the digitally controlled oscillator as a function of frequency and has a model input arranged to receive a signal indicating a current target frequency. The model is configured to output at least one control signal to control the frequency of the digitally controlled oscillator to be closer to the current target frequency. The digital phase locked loop is configured to control the digitally controlled oscillator to reduce any difference between the frequency of the digitally controlled oscillator and the current target frequency arising from any deviation of the model of the digitally controlled oscillator from the digitally controlled oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Ulrich Moehlmann
  • Patent number: 10379202
    Abstract: Provided is a radar apparatus capable of suitably transmitting a transmission signal according to a target object existing around the radar apparatus, and suitably displaying one of the target object therearound, a response signal of a radar beacon etc. The radar apparatus includes a determiner configured to determine one of a target object and an area, an angular range setter configured to set an angular range centering on the position of the radar apparatus to include the one of the target object and the area determined by the determiner, and a transmission signal controller configured to change a waveform of the transmission signal to be different between a direction within the angular range and a direction outside the angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Furuno Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Yamabayashi, Koji Dai, Tatsuya Kojima
  • Patent number: 10379217
    Abstract: A surveillance apparatus includes an optical camera that captures images based on received light, the optical camera including a camera aperture and a radar sensor including one or more transmitting antennas configured to emit electromagnetic radiation and one or more receiving antennas configured to receive electromagnetic radiation. The one or more transmitting antennas and the one or more receiving antennas form a virtual antenna array. The one or more transmitting antennas and the one or more receiving antennas are arranged such with respect to the optical camera that the center area of the virtual antenna array and the center area of the camera aperture coincide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qi Wang, Marcel Daniel Blech, Ralf Boehnke
  • Patent number: 10371807
    Abstract: Frequency analysis of each of a plurality of reception antennas and each of reception signals received by the plurality of reception antennas is performed, a power spectrum is calculated for each of the reception antennas, a standard deviation indicating a degree of conformity in a peak of the power spectrum among the plurality of reception antennas is calculated, the power spectra are corrected with use of the standard deviation, a peak is detected based on the corrected power spectra, and a target object is detected based on the detected peak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Weijie Liu, Yoichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10371556
    Abstract: A device for determining or monitoring the filling level of a filling material stored in a container in a process, comprising a signal generating unit, a coupling/decoupling unit which couples the high-frequency measurement signals to an antenna unit or decouples said high-frequency measurement signals from the antenna unit. The antenna unit has a wave guide and an antenna element which widens in the direction of the filling material. The antenna unit emits high-frequency measurement signals in the direction of the surface and receives the echo signals reflected by the surface of the filling material. A control/evaluation unit determines the filling level of the filling material in the container from the transit time of the measurement signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ENDRESS+HAUSER SE+CO.KG
    Inventors: Klaus Feisst, Eric Bergmann
  • Patent number: 10375761
    Abstract: According to one configuration, a mobile communication device receives first communications over a first wireless communication link from a first wireless network (which potentially supports data only communications). The first communications received over the first wireless network can include a message indicating a pending incoming call available over a second wireless network (which potentially supports voice/call communications). In response to receiving the message indicating the pending incoming call, the mobile communication device is operated to receive second communications (such as a paging signal) from over the second wireless network. For example, the mobile communication device listens for a paging signal from the second wireless network further indicating the pending incoming call. If desired, an operator of the mobile communication device can accept the incoming call via a second wireless communication link to the second wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Curt C. Wong, Maulik V. Vaidya
  • Patent number: 10359543
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for forecasting lightning activity. Such a method may include obtaining radar reflectivity data from a radar detection device for multiple altitudes over an environmental region for a past period of time, and dividing the reflectivity data into multiple sub-regions within the region. The method may also include obtaining lightning discharge data for the environmental region from a lightning discharge detecting device for a past period of time, and establishing a customizable mathematical operator based on the radar reflectivity data and the lightning discharge data. The method may additionally include receiving forecast radar data for at least one of the sub-region for a future time period, and forecasting a probability of lightning strikes in at least one of the sub-regions based on applying the customizable mathematical operator to the forecast radar data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Vaisala, Inc.
    Inventor: Evan Ruzanski
  • Patent number: 10353066
    Abstract: A camera includes an optical system configured to record images based on light entering the optical system from an optical field of view, the optical system including a focusing unit configured to focus the optical system on a target in the optical field of view, a radar system configured to obtain distance and speed information of targets within a radar field of view that is overlapping with the optical field of view, the distance and speed information indicating the distance and speed of targets with respect to the camera, and a control unit configured to control the focusing unit to focus the optical system on a target based on a selected distance and/or a selected speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andreas Schwager, Martin Rebert, Dietmar Schill
  • Patent number: 10349237
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a device that facilitates presentation of a textual transcription of an audio portion of an active voice call between a first communication device and a second communication device on a first display device. A presence of the first communication device being nearby local device is detected during the active voice call. In response to the detecting of the presence, the facilitating of the presentation of the textual transcription on the first display device is discontinued, wherein the textual transcription is provided to the local device for presentation on a second display device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ankur Bansal, Javier Gerardo Arboleda, Matthew Anthony Bojorquez, Cameron Broome, Amber Lynette Browning, Sunija Christelda, Brian Comilang, Khine Htun, Abraar Hussain, Sasha Ng, Nimisha Shah, Michael Siruno
  • Patent number: 10342033
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is configured to receive at least one serving grant and at least one non-scheduled grant. The at least one serving grant is a grant for scheduled data transmission. The at least one non-scheduled grant is a grant for non-scheduled data transmission. The WTRU is configured to determine supported enhanced dedicated channel transport format combinations (E-TFCs) within a E-TFC set (E-TFCS) based on a remaining transmit power for enhanced uplink (EU) transmission. The WTRU is configured to limit medium access control for dedicated channel (MAC-d) flow data multiplexed into a medium access control for enhanced uplink (MAC-e) protocol data unit (PDU) to a largest E-TFC size that is smaller than a size of MAC-d flow data allowed by the received serving and non-scheduled grants and available for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen E. Terry
  • Patent number: 10338216
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for controlling a radar system of a vehicle. One or more transmitters are configured to transmit radar signals using a plurality of widely spaced antenna arrays. A plurality of widely spaced antenna arrays are configured to receive return radar signals after the transmitted radar signals are deflected from an object proximate the vehicle. A processor is used to utilize range information to eliminate ghost targets in widely spaced antenna arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Oded Bialer
  • Patent number: 10330516
    Abstract: A probe holder for a fill level measuring device operating with the radar principle has a holder housing, a signal conductor for guiding emitted and/or received signals and a spacer. The signal conductor is led out of the interior space of the holder housing through an opening of the holder housing into a process side exterior space of the holder housing. The spacer is arranged in the opening of the holder housing and keeps the signal conductor spaced from the holder housing in the opening. The probe holder realizes a seal relative to the process area in a simple, but effective manner in that the spacer is held in the holder housing by a shrink-fit so that a sealed closure is created between the holder housing and the spacer in the shrunken-in state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: KROHNE S.A.S.
    Inventors: Vincent Pichot, Laurent Peigat
  • Patent number: 10330775
    Abstract: The transmitter includes a phase shifter that shifts a phase of an input signal and outputs a shifted signal; a first control circuit changes a phase shift amount of the phase shifter; a phase difference signal output circuit outputs a phase difference signal between the shifted signal and the reference signal; an extreme value output circuit outputs a value of the phase difference signal when the phase difference signal becomes the extreme value; a target value output circuit outputs a target value based on an output from the extreme value output circuit; and a second control circuit controls the phase shift amount of the phase shifter such that a value of the phase difference signal coincides with the target value. The phase shifter outputs, as a transmission wave, the input signal the phase of which is shifted by the phase shift amount controlled by the second control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation
    Inventor: Takeji Fujibayashi
  • Patent number: 10333600
    Abstract: An antenna port mapping method and apparatus, where the method includes performing first weighted processing and second weighted processing separately on first multichannel signal to be sent in a first polarization direction, and forming two beams in the first polarization direction after an antenna array radiates the processed first multichannel signal; and performing third weighted processing and fourth weighted processing separately on second multichannel signal to be sent in a second polarization direction, and forming two beams in the second polarization direction after the antenna array radiates the processed second multichannel signal. The method implements mapping of the antenna array to four antenna ports, thereby extending an application scenario of antenna port mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Pengcheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10334093
    Abstract: A mobile phone is provided that is configured to obtain information of one or more external wireless devices operatively coupled with the mobile phone. In response to a call connection event, when the mobile phone is operatively coupled with one external wireless device among the one or more external wireless devices, and if obtained information regarding the one external wireless device indicates that the one external wireless device does not include a microphone, an audio input is obtained via the built-in microphone. In response to a call connection event, when the mobile phone is operatively coupled with one external wireless device among the one or more external wireless devices, and if obtained information regarding the one external wireless device indicates that the one external wireless device includes a microphone, an audio input is obtained via the microphone of the one external wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang-Kyu Park, Seung-Yup Lee, Jung-Ho Park, Soo-Ho Song
  • Patent number: 10320439
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to embodiments disclosing a case designed to contain both a smartphone and a medical device, such as an epinephrine auto-injector. The case contains allows both the smartphone and the medical device to remain within the case while the case is being transported. The case may also include a release mechanism for releasing the medical device from the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander N. Greiner
  • Patent number: 10317520
    Abstract: A radar system includes an image forming circuit that provides a two-dimensional image of an operating environment. The image includes pixel elements representative of the operating environment. The system includes at least one filter configured to convert the two-dimensional image into a clutter classification map of clutter regions. A predetermined number of clutter regions are selected as training cells for a predetermined cell-under-test (CUT). A space-time adaptive processor (STAP) is configured to derive a weighted filter from training cell data. The STAP applies the weighted filter to a digital return signal associated with the predetermined CUT to provide a STAP-filtered digital return signal having the clutter signal components substantially eliminated therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SRC, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Thomas Capraro, Eva Beth Piltch, Jason Michael Steeger
  • Patent number: 10317525
    Abstract: A first method includes receiving a first reflected radar signal from a target in a first field of view and receiving a second reflected radar signal from a target in a second field of view offset from the first field of view by a predetermined distance; transforming the first and second reflected radar signals to obtain first and second sets of frequency coefficients, from which a frequency-dependent phase difference is obtained; and calculating a time-delay from the slope of the frequency dependence. A second method includes obtaining summed difference values between the first and second radar responses, where each of the summed difference values corresponds to different time shifts between the first and second radar response, and deriving from the summed difference values a time-delay associated with the target's motion from the first field of view to the second field of view. A third method combines the time-delays or associated speeds obtained from independent estimators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HOUSTON RADAR LLC
    Inventors: Sergei Sharonov, Brian Hill, Vipin Malik, Stanley J Smith