Patents Examined by Tuan H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10601458
    Abstract: An apparatus that facilitates one-handed use of a mobile device has a finger brace configured to brace a user's finger on each of two opposed sides of the point where it is coupled to a flexible member. The flexible member extends through a hole in the back portion of the mobile device's case and is anchored to an interior surface of the back portion of the case. The flexible member's length is such that two fingers of the user's hand can press against the finger brace to brace the mobile device when the two fingers are between the finger brace and the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HANDL NEW YORK, LLC
    Inventor: Allen Hirsch
  • Patent number: 10601487
    Abstract: According to exemplary embodiments described herein, communicating via a plurality of antennae includes transmitting different data streams from each of a first antenna and a second antenna in a first transmission mode, and transmitting identical data streams from a third antenna and one of the first and second antennae in a second transmission mode. The first and second antennae are horizontally stacked relative to each other and the third antenna is vertically stacked relative to both the first and second antennae.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Krishna Sitaram, Chunmei Liu, Hemanth Pawar, Pratik Kothari
  • Patent number: 10595182
    Abstract: A system and method of managing short-range wireless communications (SRWC) at a vehicle, the method being carried out by vehicle electronics of the vehicle, wherein the method includes: detecting a vehicle SRWC initiation event; in response to the detection of the vehicle SRWC initiation event, sending a user data stream availability request to a remote facility; receiving a user data stream availability response from the remote facility; during a time between the detecting and receiving steps, operating a wireless communication device in an initial mode that suspends or forgoes transmission of SRWC connection message(s) pursuant to a SRWC service; determining whether to enable or disable use of the SRWC service at the wireless communications device based on the user data stream availability response; and when it is determined to enable use of the SRWC service at the wireless communications device, transmitting a SRWC connection message pursuant to the SRWC service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL MOTORS LLC
    Inventor: Dexter C. Lowe
  • Patent number: 10593470
    Abstract: Power and/or data are transmitted through variable magnetic fields between a first transceiver coil on a transceiver apparatus and a second transceiver coil in an inductor integrated into a multilevel wiring structure on a semiconductor integrated circuit chip. The first transceiver apparatus generates magnetic fields and can transmit data by varying a characteristic of the magnetic fields. The second transceiver coil receives the power from and/or detects data in the magnetic fields from the first transceiver apparatus. The inductor can include a ferromagnetic core that concentrates magnetic flux to improve data or power transmission efficiency to miniaturize the second transceiver coil while maintaining adequate inductive coupling between the coils. The second transceiver coil can transmit data by varying the impedance of the inductor and/or the integrated circuit. The semiconductor integrated circuit chip can be coupled to an object and the second transceiver coil can transmit data relating to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Ferric Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lekas, Noah Sturcken
  • Patent number: 10594341
    Abstract: A high-frequency-signal transceiver circuit transmits and receives a signal between first to sixth antenna terminals and terminals near a high-frequency circuit. The high-frequency-signal transceiver circuit includes first to sixth circuits connected to the corresponding first to sixth antenna terminals. One of the first to sixth circuits transmits and receives only a signal of time division multiplexing communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Sato, Hidetoshi Matsumoto, Kiichiro Takenaka, Masahiro Ito, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10583699
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for localizing vehicle TPMS sensors. An example vehicle includes a plurality of TPMS sensors, a communication module, and a processor. The processor is configured for receiving, from a mobile device communicatively coupled to the communication module, a localization request comprising a tire location. The processor is also configured for transmitting wakeup requests to the plurality of TPMS sensors. And the processor is further configured for, responsive to determining signal strength values between each of the plurality of TPMS sensors and the mobile device, associating a selected TPMS sensor with the tire location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Dilip B. Patel, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 10581478
    Abstract: Radio-frequency front-end circuitry includes an output terminal, a receive amplifier controllably coupled to the output terminal, at least one transmit amplifier controllably inductively coupled to the output terminal, and at least one impedance element controllably coupled between ground and one of the at least one transmit amplifier to reduce degradation of output of the radio-frequency front-end circuitry when the at least one transmit amplifier is not in use. In differential signaling, there is an impedance element between ground and each pole of the differential signal. A second transmit amplifier may generate second transmit signals and harmonics of the second transmit signals, and the second transmit amplifier may be switchably connected to the output of a first transmit amplifier so that output of the second transmit amplifier is filtered by the one of the first transmit amplifier. The transmit amplifiers may include a WiFi power amplifier and a BLUETOOTH® power amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Sai-Wang Tam, Randy Tsang, Ovidiu Carnu, Donghong Cui, Amir Ghaffari, Wai Lau, Timothy Loo, Alden C. Wong
  • Patent number: 10582034
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of a first electronic device, including capturing at least one first video, and in response to identifying a second electronic device in a surrounding area of the first electronic device, without a user input for command, transmitting the at least one first video to the second electronic device to display the at least one first video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sasmung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seung-dong Yu, Woo-yong Chang, Se-jun Park, Min-jeong Moon
  • Patent number: 10582361
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present invention include pairing two wireless devices by placing at least one of two devices in a pairing mode; performing at least one pairing motion event with at least one of the wireless devices to satisfy at least one pairing condition; detecting satisfaction of the at least one pairing condition; and pairing the two wireless devices in response to detecting satisfaction of the at least one pairing condition. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG
    Inventors: Qiang Fu, Alexander Markovic, Joseph R. Anstett, Jr., Vladislav Milenkovic
  • Patent number: 10574485
    Abstract: A channel estimation method, a base station, user equipment (UE), and a system are provided. The method includes: setting up, by a base station, a connection to user equipment UE; and sending, to the UE, notification information indicating that the UE is in a radio remote scenario, where the notification information is used to instruct the UE to perform channel estimation by using a channel estimation algorithm applicable to the radio remote scenario, and the channel estimation algorithm is used to perform channel estimation on a signal that is obtained after downlink signals from multiple radio remote units RRUs are superposed. The UE can perform channel estimation by using the appropriate channel estimation algorithm, to effectively improve accuracy of the channel estimation, thereby effectively improving a downlink data throughput of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiming Li, Jing Han, Anjian Li, Xizeng Dai, Yue Zhao, Xingqing Cheng
  • Patent number: 10568150
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique includes initiating, at a first computing device including one or more processors, communication with a second computing device via a short-range wireless communication protocol. The technique includes receiving, at the first computing device, a set of information from the second computing device via the short-range wireless communication protocol, the set of information for configuring communication via a different, second wireless communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey William Hamilton, Nicholas Julian Pelly, Benjamin J. Dodson
  • Patent number: 10558294
    Abstract: The display of a scrollable list of items is described. In one disclosed embodiment, a list of items may be displayed on a scrollable computing device display in such a manner that, upon receiving an input requesting movement of a select indicator to a different list item, the select indicator is moved on the display toward the different list item and the list is scrolled on the display in an opposing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Brinda, Robert C. J. Pengelly
  • Patent number: 10554826
    Abstract: A volume adjustment method and apparatus, and a terminal is presented. Perform analysis on the collected sound signal surrounding a user terminal, to obtain composition information, where the composition information includes sound types included in the sound signal and proportions of sounds of the various types, and the sound types include blank sound, human sound, and noise; determine a current scene mode of the user terminal according to the composition information; and adjust volume of the user terminal according to the determined scene mode, thereby significantly reducing occurrence of a case, caused by mistaken determining of the scenario, in which play volume adjustment does not conform to the scenario, and enhancing user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dong Liu
  • Patent number: 10547997
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a coordinator device having a memory, and a controller. The memory can have computer instructions, which when executed by the controller, causes the controller to facilitate establishing a first virtual personal area network with a first sensor by executing computer instructions associated with a first application profile, and facilitate establishing a second virtual personal area network with a second sensor by executing computer instructions associated a second application profile. The first application profile can be defined by a first protocol specification, while the second application profile can be defined by a second protocol specification. The first protocol specification can also be operationally distinct from the second protocol specification. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lusheng Ji, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Jia Wang
  • Patent number: 10542502
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to selective multichannel amplification in a distributed communication system. In this regard, a remote antenna unit (RAU) in the distributed communication system receives downlink digital signals associated with downlink channels having respective downlink channel bandwidths. The RAU digitally scales the downlink digital signals based on respective digital scaling factors to generate scaled downlink digital signals having a substantially equal channel power density in the downlink channels. By digitally scaling the downlink digital signals to provide the substantially equal channel power density in the downlink channels, it is possible to provide substantially uniform radio frequency (RF) coverage range across the downlink channels, thus helping to improve overall RF coverage and user experience in a coverage area of the distributed communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventor: Moshe Daniel
  • Patent number: 10542574
    Abstract: A system and method includes a first device (e.g., a primary wireless earbud) connected to a second device (e.g., a secondary wireless earbud) using a first wireless connection. The first device is also connected to a third device (e.g., a smartphone or smart watch) using a second wireless connection. If the second device determines that the first wireless connection has disconnected, and if re-connection data is not received from the first device, the second device and the third device establish a third wireless connection between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Milos Jorgovanovic, Hans Edward Birch-Jensen, Ganesha Batta, Muhaiyadeen Ansarullah Habibullah
  • Patent number: 10536191
    Abstract: An audio system including a first wireless headphone and a second wireless headphone. The first wireless headphone receives audio data from a mobile device via a first communication channel and transmits the audio data to a second wireless headphone via a second communication channel. The first wireless headphone may receive data corresponding to setting(s) of the audio system, configure the first wireless headphone according to the setting(s), transmit the data corresponding to the setting(s) to the second wireless headphone via the second communication channel and/or a third communication channel, and receive an indication that the second wireless headphone is configured according to the setting(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Nico De Laurentiis
  • Patent number: 10530335
    Abstract: A filter includes a series-arm resonator connected to a path connecting input/output terminals, and first and second parallel-arm resonators connected between the same node on the path and ground. A resonant frequency of the second parallel-arm resonator is higher than a resonant frequency of the first parallel-arm resonator, and an anti-resonant frequency of the second parallel-arm resonator is higher than an anti-resonant frequency of the first parallel-arm resonator. The second parallel-arm resonator includes an IDT electrode that excites an acoustic wave, and does not include a reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Nosaka
  • Patent number: 10530501
    Abstract: A key unit includes a control unit configured to control locking and unlocking of an object by performing radio communication with a locking/unlocking device. The key unit is configured to transmit a predetermined signal corresponding to whether a radio wave intensity in the radio communication with the locking/unlocking device is equal to or greater than a predetermined intensity to a mobile terminal. The predetermined signal is used to transmit a predetermined notification to a user when the predetermined signal is received by the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd., Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Tamane, Tsukasa Takahashi, Masaki Oshima
  • Patent number: RE47892
    Abstract: This invention discloses a light emitting semiconductor device including a light-emitting structure and an external optical element. The optical element couples to the light-emitting structure circumferentially. In addition, the refractive index of the external optical element is greater than or about the same as that of a transparent substrate of the light-emitting structure, or in-between that of the transparent substrate and the encapsulant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Min-Hsun Hsieh