Patents Examined by Tuan H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10750573
    Abstract: A BLE network includes a first piconet including a first master scanner and a first group of low-power slave/advertisers for transmitting wireless advertisements. Circuitry in the first master/scanner wirelessly scans to detect an advertisement transmitted by a first slave/advertiser of the first group and transmits a connection request in response to the detecting, and transmits a schedule for subsequent advertisements after an initial advertisement by the first slave/advertiser. Circuitry in the first slave/advertiser transmits the initial advertisement, receives an acceptance a resulting connection request, establishes association with the first master scanner, and then causes the first slave/advertiser to go to sleep, to wake up and transmit subsequent advertisements according to the schedule and accept resulting connection requests, and transmits available data to the first master/scanner, and goes back to sleep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sandeep Kamath, Jason P. Kriek, Gregory P. Stewart, Leonardo Estevez
  • Patent number: 10748006
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include receiving an input indicating that a picture is to be taken using a camera on an electronic device. The method may next include taking the picture with the camera, and storing the associated picture data. Next, the method may include accessing the picture data to recognize the persons in the picture based on facial features associated with those persons. Still further, the method may include creating a group for the recognized persons, where the group is associated with the picture taken by the camera, and generating a collaborative group storyline for the created group that allows members of the group to add stories to the collaborative group storyline. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Debashish Paul
  • Patent number: 10740984
    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: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Lindsay Corporation
    Inventor: Mark William Miller
  • Patent number: 10742253
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) front-end apparatus is provided. In examples discussed herein, the RF front-end apparatus can be configured to communicate RF signals in millimeter wave (mmWave) RF frequencies (e.g., ?12 GHz). The RF front-end apparatus includes an RF front-end circuit and an antenna element. The RF front-end circuit includes a transmit path and a receive path for transmitting and receiving RF signals, respectively. The antenna element includes an input port(s) and an output port(s) that are coupled to the transmit path and the receive path, respectively. The antenna element can be configured to enable impedance matching between the input port(s) and the transmit path, as well as between the output port(s) and the receive path. As a result, it may be possible to reduce insertion losses in the RF front-end circuit, thus helping to improve performance of the RF front-end apparatus, particularly in support of mmWave communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: George Maxim, Dirk Robert Walter Leipold, Wolfram C. Stiebler
  • Patent number: 10740925
    Abstract: Object tracking verification techniques are described as implemented by a computing device. In one example, feature points are selected on and along a boundary of an object to be tracked, e.g., in an initial frame of a digital video, which are referred to as “feature points.” Tracking of the feature points is verified by the computing device between frames. If the feature points have been found to deviate from the object, the feature points are reselected. To verify the feature points, a number of tracked features points in a subsequent frame is compared to a number of feature points used to initiate tracking with respect to a threshold. Based on this comparison, if a number of feature points is “lost” in the subsequent frame that is greater than the threshold, the feature points are reselected for tracking the object in subsequent frames of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Angad Kumar Gupta, Abhishek Shah
  • Patent number: 10733424
    Abstract: Disclosed is a face verification method and apparatus. The method including analyzing a current frame of a verification image, determining a current frame state score of the verification image indicating whether the current frame is in a state predetermined as being appropriate for verification, determining whether the current frame state score satisfies a predetermined validity condition, and selectively, based on a result of the determining of whether the current frame state score satisfies the predetermined validity condition, extracting a feature from the current frame and performing verification by comparing a determined similarity between the extracted feature and a registered feature to a set verification threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Changyong Son, Wonsuk Chang, Deoksang Kim, Dae-Kyu Shin, Byungin Yoo, Seungju Han, Jaejoon Han, Jinwoo Son, Chang Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10736108
    Abstract: A management method includes generating frequency information indicative of a frequency band of radio waves available to a first audio system from among a plurality of audio systems, by reference to radio wave information indicative of a frequency band of radio waves used by a second audio system, other than the first audio system, from among the plurality of audio systems, where each audio system includes one or more receiving devices for wireless reception of an audio signal; and transmitting the generated frequency information to the first audio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Miyazaki, Mizuyuki Shirai
  • Patent number: 10729311
    Abstract: A signal processing system includes: a transmission channel; a common-mode signal transmitting circuit configured to output an uplink signal to the transmission channel in a common mode; a common-mode signal detecting circuit configured to detect a common-mode signal from the uplink signal transmitted by the transmission channel; a downlink reference clock signal generating circuit configured to generate a downlink reference clock signal at a second frequency with reference to the first clock edge of the common-mode signal detected by the common-mode signal detecting circuit; a downlink data generating circuit configured to generate downlink data; a differential signal transmitting circuit configured to output, as a downlink signal, the downlink data generated by the downlink data generating circuit to the transmission channel in a differential mode; and a differential signal receiving circuit configured to extract a differential signal from the downlink signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masato Osawa
  • Patent number: 10728425
    Abstract: A color gamut mapping method and a color gamut mapping device is provided, the method includes: determining a mapping target color gamut; obtaining a Lab value of a color point in the original color gamut, and determining a coordinate position of the color point in a corresponding tone plane of the original color gamut; judging the color point position; determining an intersection of a horizontal line the color point located and a boundary of the original color gamut, and a boundary of the mapping target color gamut; and determining a mapping point of the color point on the boundary of the map target color gamut by a ratio of an area of a pattern formed by the intersection, and an intersection of the original color gamut and a coordinate axis, and a difference between the area of the original color gamut and the area of the mapping target color gamut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yang Rao
  • Patent number: 10726261
    Abstract: Disclosed is a user recognition apparatus and method, the apparatus configured to determine a validity of an iris area for each frame, to perform an iris recognition when the iris area is valid, and to extract a facial feature for a fusion recognition when the iris area is invalid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunjeong Lee, Sungjoo Suh, Changyong Son, Chang Kyu Choi, Jaejoon Han
  • Patent number: 10726312
    Abstract: There is provided an appearance search system comprising one or more cameras configured to capture video of a scene, the video having images of objects. The system comprises one or more processors and memory comprising computer program code stored on the memory and configured when executed by the one or more processors to cause the one or more processors to perform a method. The method comprises identifying one or more of the objects within the images of the objects. The method further comprises implementing a learning machine configured to generate signatures of the identified objects and generate a signature of an object of interest. The system further comprises a network configured to send the images of the objects from the camera to the one or more processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Avigilon Corporation
    Inventors: Richard Butt, Alexander Chau, Moussa Doumbouya, Levi Glozman, Lu He, Aleksey Lipchin, Shaun P. Marlatt, Sreemanananth Sadanand, Mitul Saha, Mahesh Saptharishi, Yanyan Hu
  • Patent number: 10728377
    Abstract: A first electronic device is provided that detects a second electronic device disposed in an area related to the first electronic device while obtaining video. Based on detecting the second electronic device disposed in the area, the video is automatically transmitted, without receiving a user input for transmitting the video, to the second electronic device such that the transmitted video is provided on a display of the second electronic device. A third electronic device disposed in the area related to the first electronic device is detected while providing a still image on the display of the first electronic device. Based on detecting the third electronic device disposed in the area, the still image is automatically transmitted, without receiving a user input for transmitting the still image, to the third electronic device such that the transmitted still image is provided on a display of the third electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seung-dong Yu, Woo-yong Chang, Se-jun Park, Min-jeong Moon
  • Patent number: 10726543
    Abstract: An inspection system includes one or more processors that obtain a first image of a work piece that has a fluorescent dye thereon in an ultraviolet (UV) light setting and a second image of the work piece in a visible light setting. The first and second images are generated by one or more imaging devices in the same position relative to the work piece. The one or more processors identify a candidate region of the first image based on a light characteristic of one or more pixels, and determine a corresponding candidate region of the second image that is at an analogous location as the candidate region of the first image. The one or more processors analyze both candidate regions to detect a potential defect on a surface of the work piece and a location of the potential defect relative to the surface of the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xiao Bian, Steeves Bouchard, David Cantin, Stephane Harel, John Karigiannis, David Scott Diwinsky, Bernard Bewlay
  • Patent number: 10720957
    Abstract: An inductor circuit includes first inductive circuit, second inductive circuit, and third inductive circuit. First inductive circuit at receiver side has a first end coupled to a first port of an antenna and a second end coupled to an input port of a receiving circuit. Second inductive circuit at transmitter side has a first end and a second end respectively coupled to output ports of a power amplifier. Third inductive circuit at antenna side has a first end coupled to a first port of the antenna and having a second end. Second inductive circuit and the third inductive circuit are disposed on an outer ring to form a ring shape and the third inductive circuit is disposed on an inner ring within the outer ring to form a spiral shape. Third inductive circuit is disposed between the second inductive circuit and the first inductive circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Audiowise Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Wen-Shun Liu
  • Patent number: 10715650
    Abstract: Various implementations include dual-transceiver wireless audio systems configured to forward call audio from a first wireless transceiver to a second wireless transceiver over a simple voice forward profile (SVFP) connection. In other implementations, a computer-implemented method is disclosed for controlling a dual-transceiver wireless calling system. In still other implementations, a wireless headphone system is configured to forward call audio from a first headphone to a second headphone over the SVFP connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Sharafuddeen Nalakath, David Kleinschmidt, Pepin Torres
  • Patent number: 10715109
    Abstract: A radio frequency front-end circuit includes a first filter that is a frequency variable filter connected to a first select terminal of a switching circuit, and a second filter connected to a second select terminal of the switching circuit. The switching circuit includes a first switch that switches over conduction and non-conduction between a common terminal and the second select terminal. The first filter includes a serial arm resonance circuit connected to the first select terminal, a parallel arm resonator, and a frequency varying circuit. The frequency varying circuit includes a capacitor and a third switch connected in parallel to each other, and is connected in series to the parallel arm resonator. The frequency varying circuit shifts a frequency of the first filter depending on conduction and non-conduction of the third switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kei Matsutani, Koji Nosaka
  • Patent number: 10715186
    Abstract: In a high frequency module, a first band processing circuit, a second band processing circuit, and a third band processing circuit. The first band processing circuit is used at the same time as the third band processing circuit (D3) when wireless communication is performed. A frequency of a harmonic of a first transmission signal of the first band processing circuit is included in a frequency band of a third reception signal of the third band processing circuit. The second band processing circuit is not used at the same time as the first band processing circuit and the third band processing circuit (D3) when wireless communication is performed and is disposed between the first band processing circuit and the third band processing circuit in a plan view of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Harada
  • Patent number: 10715110
    Abstract: An acoustic wave filter device includes a first resonant circuit, a second resonant circuit, a first interconnect line, and a second interconnect line. The second resonant circuit includes a second parallel-arm resonator, and a frequency-tuning circuit that allows tuning of the resonant frequency of the second parallel-arm resonator. The frequency-tuning circuit includes a capacitor, and a switching element connected in parallel with the capacitor. The first interconnect line is an interconnect line connected to the portion of the series-arm resonator located adjacent to the first input/output terminal. The second interconnect line is an interconnect line connecting the parallel-arm resonator with the switching element, or an interconnect line connecting the parallel-arm resonator with the capacitor. A first transmission line formed by the first interconnect line, and a second transmission line formed by the second interconnect line are magnetically coupled with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Horita, Koji Nosaka
  • Patent number: 10686495
    Abstract: A near-field communication circuit includes an oscillating circuit having a controllable capacitor. A control circuit is coupled to the oscillating circuit to control the controllable capacitor. A battery is coupled to the control circuit to enable control when the near-field communication circuit is in a standby mode. The near-field communication circuit can be utilized by a mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSSET) SAS
    Inventor: Alexandre Tramoni
  • Patent number: RE48072
    Abstract: The semiconductor device according to the present invention includes: a semiconductor layer made of SiC; an impurity region formed by doping the semiconductor layer with an impurity; and a contact wire formed on the semiconductor layer in contact with the impurity region, while the contact wire has a polysilicon layer in the portion in contact with the impurity region, and has a metal layer on the polysilicon layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuki Nakano