Patents Examined by Tuan H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11363589
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for beamforming training using a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU). A WTRU may receive an indication of a number of space time slots (STSs) from an access point (AP) within a beacon frame during a beamforming training allocation. The WTRU may send a response signal to the AP in a specific STS based on a function of the number of STSs. The WTRU may receive an acknowledgement (ACK) from the AP confirming the response was received. Alternatively, the AP may send a signal indicating that a collision occurred and alter the number of STSs, and the WTRU may try again in the next beamforming training allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Oghenekome Oteri, Hanqing Lou, Xiaofei Wang, Li-Hsiang Sun, Rui Yang
  • Patent number: 11361531
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for processing images using an image processing neural network system. One of the system includes a shared encoder neural network implemented by one or more computers, wherein the shared encoder neural network is configured to: receive an input image from a target domain; and process the input image to generate a shared feature representation of features of the input image that are shared between images from the target domain and images from a source domain different from the target domain; and a classifier neural network implemented by the one or more computers, wherein the classifier neural network is configured to: receive the shared feature representation; and process the shared feature representation to generate a network output for the input image that characterizes the input image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Konstantinos Bousmalis, Nathan Silberman, Dilip Krishnan, George Trigeorgis, Dumitru Erhan
  • Patent number: 11356831
    Abstract: An information transmission system is formed by a plurality of input devices for the transmission of an information data, wherein each input device is signally connected to an electronic device. An information transmission method includes the following steps: one of the plurality of input devices receives a connection request from another input device; the input device receiving the connection request creates a wireless communication with the input device that issues the connection request according to the connection request; the input device receiving the connection request receives an information data transmitted by the input device that issues the connection request and transmits the information data to the electronic device connected to the input device that receives the connection request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Yi-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 11354935
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for emulating an object recognizer includes receiving testing image data, and emulating, by employing a first object recognizer, a second object recognizer. Emulating the second object recognizer includes using the first object recognizer to perform object recognition on a testing object from the testing image data to generate data, the data including a feature representation for the testing object, and classifying the testing object based on the feature representation and a machine learning model configured to predict whether the testing object would be recognized by a second object recognizer. The method further includes triggering an action to be performed based on the classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventors: Biplob Debnath, Erik Kruus, Murugan Sankaradas, Srimat Chakradhar
  • Patent number: 11346832
    Abstract: In an embodiment, an integrated sensor system with modular sensors and wireless connectivity components for monitoring properties of field soil is described. In an embodiment, an integrated sensor system comprises one or more sensors that are configured to determine one or more measures of at least one property of soil. The integrated sensor system also includes one or more processing units that are configured to receive, from the sensors, the measures of at least one property of soil and calculate soil property data based on the measures. The system further includes a transmitter that is configured to receive the soil property data from the processing units, establish a communications connection with at least one computer device, and automatically transmit the soil property data to the at least one computer device via the communications connection. In an embodiment, the communications connection is a wireless connection established between the transmitter and a smart hub or a LoRA-enabled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Climate LLC
    Inventors: Justin Koch, Michael H. Malone, Phil David Baurer, Nalini Gupta, Calden Nathaniel Carroll Stimpson, Andreas Markus Wenzel, Jordan Kusiek, Michael Gall, Jeffrey Lawrence Kohne, Eric L. Borrowman
  • Patent number: 11341720
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a method for generating a three dimensional (3D) volume including a treatment target including receiving a plurality of two dimensional (2D) input images of a patient, determining a metal artifact in each of the plurality of 2D input images, removing the metal artifacts from the plurality of 2D input images based on the determination of the metal artifact, and replacing metal artifacts with alternative pixel data to generate a plurality of filtered 2D images. A 3D volume is generated from the plurality of filtered 2D images. The plurality of 2D input images including a treatment target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Guy Alexandroni, Ron Barak, Ariel Birenbaum, Nicolas J. Merlet
  • Patent number: 11343875
    Abstract: The present application relates to the field of mobile communications. Disclosed are a mobile terminal and a wireless communication module. In the present disclosure, an optional wireless communication function is packaged in a pluggable wireless communication module; a physical interface conforming to industry standards is reserved on a host of a mobile terminal so as to be used for connecting the wireless communication module; and the host can immediately have a specific wireless communication function merely by means of having a specific wireless communication module plugged into same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Jianhua Liu, Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11341627
    Abstract: A machine learning tool for structures to (1) design structures, (2) verify construction and (3) assess damage due to deterioration, change of properties or a destructive event. The tool comprises various pre-trained machine learning models and post-processing algorithms. The tool includes a user interface that allows users to upload their data, analyze it through one or more pre-trained machine learning models and post-process the machine learning results in various ways. The tool displays the results and allows users to export them in various formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Mark P. Sarkisian, Samantha Walker
  • Patent number: 11343664
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a Bluetooth mesh network system having control authority sharing mechanism that includes an original provisioner node and at least one newly added provisioner node. The original provisioner node stores control authority information related to a Bluetooth mesh network, controls the Bluetooth mesh network accordingly and performs a control authority broadcast. The newly added provisioner node receives the control authority broadcast and establishes connection with the original provisioner node according to a connection protocol. The newly added provisioner node further requests the control authority information from the original provisioner node so as to control the Bluetooth mesh network after receiving the control authority information from the original provisioner node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Yang Huang, Bin Shao, Shi-Meng Zou, Qi Liu
  • Patent number: 11330431
    Abstract: A system and method for a vehicle including a scanner; and an advertising device configured to: (i) exchange security information with the scanner; (ii) pair with the scanner in response to the security information of the scanner being authenticated; (iii) generate and store a target ID for the scanner in a memory of the advertising device; (iv) assign and transmit the target ID to the scanner; and (v) broadcast an advertising packet (i) exchange security information with the advertising device; (ii) pair with the advertising device in response to the security information of the advertising device being authenticated; (iii) receive and save the target ID assigned by the advertising device; (iv) receive the advertising packet containing the target ID; and (v) determine, in response to receiving the advertising packet, whether the target ID contained in the advertising packet matches the target ID of the scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kyle Golsch
  • Patent number: 11329735
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus, method, and algorithm achieve synchronization between video data executed on a video sink device and audio data executed on one or more Bluetooth audio sink devices. The electronic apparatus, method, and algorithm obtain calibration information for the one or more Bluetooth devices, determine a delay for outputting the video and audio data to the video sink device using the calibration information, control the Bluetooth transceiver to output the audio data to the one or more Bluetooth devices, and control the output circuit to output the video and audio data to the video sink device in accordance with the determined delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Scott Stilwell, Charles Hardt, Dmitry Barablin
  • Patent number: 11330416
    Abstract: A method applied into a controller of a wireless Bluetooth device includes: providing a first flag and a second flag; asserting the first flag when the controller successfully receives the particular packet transmitted from the audio gateway; asserting the second flag when the controller successfully receives an acknowledgement from a secondary device wherein a reception of the acknowledgement indicates that the secondary device successfully receives the particular packet; and transmitting an acknowledgement of a particular packet to an audio gateway when the first flag and the second flag are asserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Audiowise Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Sung, Pete Hsinhsiang Liu, Jing-Syuan Jia, Wei-Chung Peng, Kuang-Hu Huang, Jeng-Hong Chen, I-Ken Ho, Wei-Chih Chen, De-Hao Tseng
  • Patent number: 11314991
    Abstract: An information display method includes converting P (P?2) high-dimensional data respectively obtained from P images each tagged with a label representing a result of classification into one of a plurality of classes to respectively acquire P low-dimensional data, generating a plot diagram including P plot points obtained by visualizing the P low-dimensional data each depending on the classification result, generating auxiliary information corresponding to a base point set as one of the plot points included in the plot diagram and N (1?N<P) reference points respectively set as the plot points corresponding to the N low-dimensional data extracted from among the low-dimensional data, belonging to a same class as a class to which the base point belongs, among the P low-dimensional data, and generating a display image including the plot diagram to which the auxiliary information is added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Saki Sakai, Yeonsoo Yang, Tamotsu Sato, Hiroyuki Mizutani, Taisuke Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 11311261
    Abstract: A nuclear image processing method is provided. The method includes the following steps: inputting a normalized standard space nuclear image; selecting a voxel of the normalized standard space nuclear image and collecting the values of the neighbor voxels to form a voxel value set; conducting a data augmentation algorithm to generate a voxel distribution function; calculating an expected value of the distribution and calculating a first standard deviation of the portion over the expected value and a second standard deviation of the portion lower than the expected value; repeating the above steps to calculate the expected value, the first standard deviation and the second standard deviation of the necessary voxels, so as to form an image standardization template set including expected value template, first standard deviation template and the second standard deviation template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Ho-Hui Hsieh, Yu-Ching Ni
  • Patent number: 11303744
    Abstract: A power tool system includes a power tool having one or more tool components and communications circuitry. The communications circuitry is configured to receive information from the one or more tool components and/or generate the information related to the power tool. The communications circuitry is configured to transmit the information to a communications device in a first mode of wireless communications or to a remote computing device in a second mode of wireless communications, and the communications circuitry determines whether to operate in the first mode or the second mode of wireless communications based on one or more operating factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Vetter Marc, Nikolovski Stefan, Jovanovic Jelena, Lupper Alfred
  • Patent number: 11302089
    Abstract: A method for controlling a plurality of mobile agricultural devices that includes establishing electronic communication with a plurality of transceivers mounted to the mobile agricultural devices. The method also includes building a three-dimensional model including a virtual representation of each of the mobile agricultural devices and displaying the three-dimensional model at a user interface having a display. The method further includes receiving location data regarding the mobile agricultural devices via the transceivers and adjusting at least one of the virtual representations of the mobile agricultural devices within the model to reflect the location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Mark William Miller
  • Patent number: RE49046
    Abstract: Package on package (PoP) devices and methods of packaging semiconductor dies are disclosed. A PoP device is formed by connecting a top package and a bottom package together using a plurality of PoP connectors on the bottom package connected to corresponding connectors of the top package. The PoP device further comprises a plurality of dummy connectors contained in the bottom package and not connected to any corresponding connector in the top package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming-Kai Liu, Kai-Chiang Wu, Hsien-Wei Chen, Shih-Wei Liang
  • Patent number: RE49047
    Abstract: A light emitting device includes a light emitting element, a terminal substrate and a fixing member. The light emitting element is a semiconductor laminate having a first semiconductor layer, a light emitting layer, and a second semiconductor layer that are laminated in that order, a first electrode connected to the first semiconductor layer, and a second electrode connected to the second semiconductor layer. The terminal substrate includes a pair of terminals connected to the first electrode and the second electrode, and an insulator layer that fixes the terminals. At least a part of the outer edges of the terminal substrate is disposed more to a center of the light emitting device than the outer edges of the semiconductor laminate. The fixing member fixes the light emitting element and the terminal substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Ryoma Suenaga, Hiroto Tamaki
  • Patent number: RE49057
    Abstract: A position detection apparatus configured to detect a position on a movement surface of a mounted object having the position detection apparatus mounted thereon, includes a moved amount detector configured to detect an amount of movement on the movement surface; a posture detector configured to detect at least a posture of the mounted object on the movement surface; and a position calculator configured to calculate the position of the mounted object, based on the amount of movement and the posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunari Harada, Jun Watanabe, Tetsuyoshi Nakata, Hiroki Tanaka, Toshiaki Hosokawa, Shunsuke Shitaoka
  • Patent number: RE49059
    Abstract: A stressed substrate for transient electronic systems (i.e., electronic systems that visually disappear when triggered to do so) that includes one or more stress-engineered layers that store potential energy in the form of a significant internal stress. An associated trigger mechanism is also provided that, when triggered, causes an initial fracture in the stressed substrate, whereby the fracture energy nearly instantaneously travels throughout the stressed substrate, causing the stressed substrate to shatter into multiple small (e.g., micron-sized) pieces that are difficult to detect. The internal stress is incorporated into the stressed substrate through strategies similar to glass tempering (for example through heat or chemical treatment), or by depositing thin-film layers with large amounts of stress. Patterned fracture features are optionally provided to control the final fractured particle size. Electronic systems built on the substrate are entirely destroyed and dispersed during the transience event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Scott J. H. Limb, Gregory L. Whiting, Sean R. Garner, JengPing Lu, Dirk De Bruyker