Patents Examined by Tu X Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11032675
    Abstract: Electronic accessory device capable of dynamically muting the microphone and/or speaker responsive to predefined user control input, and a communications terminal at least functionally connected to the accessory for the transfer of audio signals and related signaling. Related methods for execution by the accessory and the terminal are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Juha Ylönen, Pasi Auranen
  • Patent number: 11026258
    Abstract: A method, a terminal device, and a base station for power control in random access procedure. The method implemented at a terminal device includes: obtaining at least one power control parameter to be used for a request message for a random access; and transmitting, to a base station, the request message for the random access. A power of the request message for the random access is controlled based on the at least one power control parameter. The request message comprises: a random access channel (RACH) preamble and a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH). The power control may be achieved in a RACH procedure different with 4-step RACH procedure, such as in a 2-step RACH procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Zhipeng Lin
  • Patent number: 11012850
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes at least two SIMs, including a first SIM and a second SIM. The device includes a memory storing multiple mobile applications for performing data operations. The device includes a processor coupled to each of the at least two SIMs, and the memory. The processor executes program code that enables the device to: select a mobile application to run. The program code further enables the wireless communication device to: identify a user-created setting that specifies one of the at least two SIMs as a preferred SIM to which the selected mobile application is assigned. The program code further enables the wireless communication device to: channel data operations associated with the selected mobile application to a data path of the preferred SIM specified in the user-created setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Zhu
  • Patent number: 11012874
    Abstract: A high-altitude platform (HAP) node provides communication service during an emergency. The HAP node uses a first network to provide communication services for handling calls initiated by at least one user equipment (UE). The HAP node detects that an emergency disruption has occurred that prevents the use of the first network. In response to detecting the occurrence of the emergency disruption, a mobile terminal (MT) in the HAP node searches for a second network able to accept emergency calls. The HAP node determines whether the second network will handle all calls initiated by the at least one UE or only emergency calls generated by the at least one UE. The HAP node handles the calls based on the determining and through the use of the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Loon LLC
    Inventors: Sharath Ananth, Erik Stauffer, Jibing Wang
  • Patent number: 11013064
    Abstract: A wireless device capable of using multiple SIM cards to simultaneously communicate with multiple cellular networks is presented. The wireless device is a dual-SIM dual-data active device that is capable of receiving and transmitting data packets over multiple cellular networks simultaneously or at substantially the same time. The wireless device may include a second set of antennas and internal hardware, including a second model and processor enabling the wireless device to communicate with at least two cellular networks. The wireless device may select a cellular network to perform a task, such as complete a call or download a video based on a difference in signal strength between the two or more cellular networks supported by the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: InterMetro Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Rice, Christopher Fogel
  • Patent number: 11006258
    Abstract: An external communication system for a vehicle includes multiple communication devices and a controller. The multiple communication devices are provided in the vehicle. The communication devices transmit and receive communication data between a server device and the vehicle via mutually different communication paths. The controller is control communication by the multiple communication devices. The controller sets at least one of the multiple communication devices as a main communication device that transmits and receives the communication data between the server device and the vehicle. The controller sets at least one of the remaining communication devices as a backup communication device that transmits and receives the communication data between the server device and the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Harada, Ayaka Ohki, Hisataro Iinami
  • Patent number: 10999404
    Abstract: There is provided a method comprising receiving at least one request from a first function instance of a self-organising network, comparing said first function instance and a second function instance effective in the self-organising network to determine whether the first function instance and the second function instance overlap, and, characterised by, receiving operational stage information of the first function instance and if the first function instance and the second function instance overlap using said operational stage information in determining which of the first and second function instance to nm in dependence on which of the first function instance and the second function instance has higher priority and causing the determined instance to be run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Haitao Tang, Kaj Peter Stenberg
  • Patent number: 10999714
    Abstract: A device, system and method for failure management in push to talk for the internet of things is provided. A Push-To-Talk (PTT) server receives, from a device, a control command for an Internet-of-Things (IoT) device, the IoT device and the device mapped to a talkgroup identifier identifying a talkgroup used by the device to send the control command; outputting, via the PTT server, to the IoT device, the control command. The PTT server determines that the control command has failed. The PTT server transmits, to the device, an indication that the control command has failed, the indication transmitted over the talkgroup identified by the talkgroup identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jin Hoe Phua, Chin Chuan Yap, Nur Amalina Rosly, Kishokanna Paramasivam
  • Patent number: 10979104
    Abstract: The disclosed technology generally relates to wireless communication. More specifically, the disclosed technology relates to activating and suspending diversity in transmission and reception of packets for hearing devices that are streaming audio information from a wireless communication device. For example, when a first hearing device is waiting for an acknowledgment of a signaling packet, the disclosed technology can suspend the transmission of acknowledgement packets in response to correctly received audio packets by a second hearing device until the first hearing device has successfully received an acknowledgment of the signaling packet. The disclosed technology also includes a policy that ensures correct sequence numbers are used in a packet header after diversity is resumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sonova AG
    Inventor: Federico Ferrari
  • Patent number: 10979986
    Abstract: Facilitating adaptive power spectral density with chromatic spectrum optimization in advanced networks (e.g., 5G, 6G, and beyond) is provided herein. Operations of a method can comprise evaluating, by a system comprising a processor, a capture rate of mobile devices within a radio access network. The capture rate is representative of a quantity of mobile devices using a millimeter wave spectrum of the radio access network. The method also can comprise facilitating, by the system, an adjustment to a power spectral density of the radio access network based on a determination that the capture rate fails to satisfy a target capture rate of mobile devices using the millimeter wave spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Art Brisebois, Slawomir Stawiarski
  • Patent number: 10966100
    Abstract: An amplifier for a radio communications system in a shielded tunnel is disclosed. In one example, the amplifier comprises a processor configured to execute a plurality of modules comprising a gain control module and an attenuation control module. Methods and systems are further provided for controlling and monitoring amplifier characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TUNNEL RADIO OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Craig S. Pataky, David L. Wills, William David Chase
  • Patent number: 10965362
    Abstract: A time division multiple access frame structure includes a signal transmission section allocated for transmitting reference signals from a plurality of ground reference stations; a relay section for relaying the transmitted reference signals by a plurality of aeronautical satellite relay stations selected by a central station; and a data transmission section for data transmission of the central station, the plurality of ground reference stations, or the plurality of aeronautical satellite relay stations, wherein the signal transmission section, the relay section, and the data transmission section are time division multiplexed with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jae Sung Lim, Kyu Man Lee, Ki Hyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10958334
    Abstract: A Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit (NGSO) satellite system is described that implements one or more user route tables and a plurality of pre-calculated backbone route tables at its satellites. The user route tables track user connectivity to the satellites, and each of the backbone route tables defines a snapshot of a time-varying backbone topology seen by a particular satellite. During operation, a satellite selects different backbone route tables as the topology changes over time, and receives updates to the user route tables when connectivity changes occur between the users and the satellites. The decoupling of the user route tables from the backbone route tables at the satellite reduces the computational burden on the NGSO system, as the backbone route tables are calculated in advance and the NGSO system is subsequently tasked with a computationally lower burden of performing real-time updates to the user route tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Scott Charles Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10950238
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a Bluetooth speaker base, a method and a system for controlling a Bluetooth speaker base. The method includes: acquiring voice data, and determining whether the voice data includes a wake-up word, when positions of the Bluetooth speaker base and a Bluetooth speaker satisfy a preset condition; controlling the Bluetooth speaker base to enter a wake-up recognition state, and compressing the voice data based on a compression ratio, when the voice data includes the wake word; and sending the voice data compressed to a mobile terminal through a first profile, to cause the mobile terminal to decompress the voice data received, send the voice data decompressed to a server for voice recognition to obtain audio data, and send the audio data to the Bluetooth speaker for playback through a second profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xujie Zhu, Jingran Li, Chao Tian, Shoukuan Wang, Lili Wang, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10948603
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communicating with one or more satellites to acquire information related to a region on a map that is displayed on a mobile device. A mobile device includes: a communication device for directly communicating data with a satellite; a display for displaying a graphic user interface (GUI) that shows an image of a map; one or more processors; and a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising one or more sequences of instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, causes steps to be performed comprising: responsive to a touch on the GUI, sending a request signal for information related to a region on the map directly to the satellite via the communication device; receiving the information related to the region on the map directly from a satellite; and displaying the information on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: DREAMSPACEWORLD CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Ho Rhee
  • Patent number: 10951244
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing, an audio output device, and a radio frequency (RF) device. The housing includes at least a conductive first portion made of a conductive material, and the conductive first portion has an opening. The audio output device is disposed in the housing and corresponding to the opening to output an audio, a space exists between the audio output device and the housing, and the audio passes through the opening to be perceived by a listener outside the housing. The radio frequency (RF) device is disposed in the space for radiating a wireless signal under a coupling effect of the opening of the conductive first portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weimin Bao, Wenlei Wang, Chang Su
  • Patent number: 10939392
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed from the perspective of a device to perform sidelink transmission. The method includes the device being in RRC (Radio Resource Control)-connected mode in Uu link. The method also includes the device being configured to use at least DL (Downlink) pathloss for sidelink power control. The method further includes the device deriving a first DL pathloss value for determining an uplink transmit power of one specific kind of uplink transmission. In addition, the method includes the device determining or deriving a sidelink transmit power based on the first DL pathloss value. Furthermore, the method includes the device performing a sidelink transmission to other device(s) with the sidelink transmit power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Ming-Che Li, Chun-Wei Huang, Li-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 10932186
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multiple network mode selection devices in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a multiple network mode selection device includes a processor, a radio module connected to the processor, and network determination process storage connected to the processor and configured to store one or more network determination processes, wherein the processor is configured to connect to a first network using the radio module, execute a network determination process selected from the one or more network determination process, reprogram the radio module in response to the executed network determination process, and connect to a second network using the radio module, where the second network is separate from the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CalAmp Corp.
    Inventors: Somu Ramiah, Pierre Olivier, David Best, Lloyd Wendland, Christopher J. Ludewig, Andrew Morrow
  • Patent number: 10925063
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a user selection method for non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) systems and a base station thereof. The method includes: (1) initializing the cluster-partition parameter i to be 2; (2) dividing N user devices into i clusters; (3) selecting a reference device from each of the i clusters to form a reference cluster; (4) performing a power allocation algorithm for the reference cluster to calculate a power allocation factor for each of the reference devices; (5) determining whether each of the reference devices with the calculated power allocation factors meets a set of constraints: if all of the reference devices meet the set of constraints, increasing the value of i by 1 and then going back to step (2); if any one of the reference devices does not meet the set of constraints and i is not equal to 2, performing NOMA transmission for the reference cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Chin-Liang Wang, Po-En Wu
  • Patent number: 10924992
    Abstract: A method for selecting, by a sending device of a first wireless communication system, a communication mode to be used for the first wireless communication system. The communication mode being selected from among at least two different communication modes associated with different geographical zones. The method includes listening to a second wireless communication system, the second wireless communication system being different from the first wireless communication system. The second wireless communication system having at least two different communication modes associated with different geographical zones. The communication mode used by the second wireless communication system is determined. The communication mode to be used by the first wireless communication system is selected according to the communication mode used by the second wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SIGFOX
    Inventors: Benoit Ponsard, Juan Carlos Zuniga