Patents Examined by Tuan Pham
  • Patent number: 10848195
    Abstract: A protective case for a portable mobile device is disclosed. The protective case comprises a shell that defines a compartment for receiving and retaining a mobile device, a cover panel, and a connector component. The shell has a main panel that includes an aperture and a subpanel that is hinged at a first side within the aperture and reversibly attached to the aperture via mechanical protrusions or detents at a second side so that it can rotatably attach and detach, or snap, into and out of the main panel. The hinge may be formed by one or more flexible layers overlaid on the shell or via mechanical swivel joint such as a pin and socket connection. A connector portion connects the cover panel to the shell and forms a flexible spine between the cover panel and the shell. The connector portion is comprised of opposing inner and outer layers that are overlaid over the internal and external facing surfaces of the shell and cover panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Incipio, LLC
    Inventors: Andy Fathollahi, Peter Tu, Timothy Hemesath
  • Patent number: 10848203
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present specification, an NFC device can comprise: a loop antenna disposed on a first surface of a substrate and transmitting and receiving a wireless signal, wherein an antenna area defined by the outer perimeter or the inner perimeter of the loop antenna is positioned within a first area on the first surface; at least one input interface disposed on the first surface of the substrate, wherein the input interface is positioned within a second area on the first surface, and the first area and the second area are different from each other; and a processor connected to the loop antenna and the input interface. when a user input for the input interface is detected in a communication mode in which the processor can communicate with the external NFC device, the processor can transmit, to an external NFC device through the loop antenna, an RF response signal including control information for executing a function corresponding to the input interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Daamdaam Samuso
    Inventor: Junhee Han
  • Patent number: 10846309
    Abstract: Provided are a data indexing method, a data querying method and an electronic device. The data indexing method includes: creating a clustered index for a plurality of data records according to values of preset fields within the plurality of data records, wherein the plurality of data records are configured to store data files, and the values of the preset fields are field values of the clustered index; plotting, for each of the data records, a data distribution diagram of offsets versus the data records in the data file; and performing curve-fitting on the data distribution diagram to obtain an index relation containing correspondences between the field values and the offsets, so that the offset is calculated according to the field values of the data record to be queried, and thereby the data record is queried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MICROFUN Inc.
    Inventor: Chi Gao
  • Patent number: 10842238
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an electronic device encasement which not only encases and protects the electronic device, it allows for storage and presentation of one or more data cards. As the encasement device operator initiates access to the stored data card by opening a protective storage cover, the accessing action initiates a subsequent mechanical response which presents the card by a separating action from the encasement and the other possible stored items, as to allow for easier access and use of the one or more data cards. The storage and presentment mechanisms include a plurality of pockets, grips, and other structures to secure and present the cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Fellowes Mobile LLC
    Inventors: Harsh Gandhi, Benjamin MacBeth, Jeffrey Lienemann, Richard Kang, Tai Hoon K. Matlin, Steve Carson
  • Patent number: 10840965
    Abstract: A testing system includes: a bilinear polarized antenna for receiving and dividing a circularly polarized radio wave associating with a horizontal and a vertical polarization path of an object-to-be-tested into a first and a second high frequency signal; a phase retarder for delaying a phase of the first high frequency signal by 90 degrees to form a first high frequency signal with a phase delay of 90 degrees; a power splitter for receiving or synthesizing the first high frequency signal with the phase delay of 90 degrees and the second high frequency signal; and a high frequency signal transceiver for measuring power of the first high frequency signal with the phase delay of 90 degrees and the second high frequency signal and determining states of the horizontal and vertical polarization paths of the object-to-be-tested based on the power. Therefore, the testing system can speed up testing of the object-to-be-tested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo-Siang Fang, Kuan-Ta Chen, Ying-Wei Lu, Chia-Chu Lai, Cheng-Tsai Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10831798
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for associating data cells with headers and header labels. In certain embodiments, a table having rows and columns is received, wherein the table includes a plurality of cells, wherein each cell is populated with at least one of a header name, data value, or no information. A determination is made as to whether a cell is a header cell or data cell. If the cell is a header cell, current list of column and current list of row headers are dynamically updated. The current list of column and row headers are assigned to the cell regardless of whether the cell is a header cell or data cell. Headers associated with header cells are used to identify label candidates for the header name of the header cell. The labels may be used to provide additional context for headers within a data cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle G. Christianson, Joshua S. Allen, Hassan Nadim, Andrew R. Freed
  • Patent number: 10824594
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a UE detects a request to capture a screenshot of image data being output on a display screen, obtains application-specific metadata that is configured to facilitate recreation of characteristics of a session state of an application that is contributing at least a portion of the image data being output on the display screen when the request is detected. The UE selectively captures the screenshot of the image data being output on the display screen in response to the request, and stores the obtained application-specific metadata. The same or different UE may obtain some or all of the application-specific metadata (and optionally the screenshot, if captured), and recreates some or all of the characteristics using the same or different application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Daniel Guest
  • Patent number: 10824679
    Abstract: A query is received from a user at a data service engine. The query includes a string of characters. A number of candidate topics are identified by the data service engine based on the query. A similarity score is determined between the query and each of the plurality of candidate topics based on a Vector Propagation On a Click Graph (VPCG) model trained based on user click data. A number of candidate topics are ranked based on the similarity scores. One or more topics are selected from the ranked candidate topics. The selected topics are outputted via a user interface (UI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Wangshu Zhang, Zhiwei Shi, Junhong Liu, Jie Cai, Xiang Hu, Defeng Mao
  • Patent number: 10817570
    Abstract: A system includes reception of a first user instruction to access a dataset stored in a data source, retrieval of metadata of the dataset from the data source in response to the first user instruction, the metadata defining a plurality of dimensions and measures associated with the dataset, reception of a second user instruction to associate a first one of the plurality of dimensions and measures with a first visualization, determination of a first one or more dimensions or measures associated with the first one of the plurality of dimensions and measures, retrieval, from the data source, of data of the dataset associated with the determined first one or more dimensions or measures and the first one of the plurality of dimensions and measures, updating of the first visualization based on the retrieved data, and display the updated first visualization on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Prasanna Bhat Mavinakuli, Shanu Gupta, Nikita Jain
  • Patent number: 10817385
    Abstract: A content addressable storage system in one embodiment comprises a plurality of storage devices and a storage controller. The content addressable storage system is configured to receive from another storage system a plurality of snapshots for at least one storage volume designated for backup from the other storage system to the content addressable storage system. For each of a plurality of pages of a given one of the snapshots, the content addressable storage system generates a content-based signature for the page, compares the content-based signature for the page to a previous content-based signature generated for a corresponding page having the same address in a previous one of the snapshots, and stores the page of the given snapshot in one or more of the storage devices of the content addressable storage system responsive to an absence of a match between the compared content-based signatures. The content-based signatures illustratively comprise respective hash handles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: David Meiri, Anton Kucherov
  • Patent number: 10819037
    Abstract: Devices and systems, and methods of using them, for point-to-point transmission/communication of high bandwidth signals. Radio devices and systems may include a pair of reflectors (e.g., parabolic reflectors) that are adjacent to each other and configured so that one of the reflectors is dedicated for sending/transmitting information, and the adjacent reflector is dedicated for receiving information. Both reflectors may be in a fixed configuration relative to each other so that they are aligned to send/receive in parallel. In many variations the two reflectors are formed of a single housing, so that the parallel alignment is fixed, and reflectors cannot lose alignment. The device/systems may be configured to allow switching between duplexing modes. These devices/systems may be configured as wide bandwidth zero intermediate frequency radios including alignment modules for automatic alignment of in-phase and quadrature components of transmitted signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Ubiquiti Inc.
    Inventors: Gary D. Schulz, Paul Odlyzko, John R. Sanford, Christopher Fay, Jude Lee, Charles D. Macenski, Richard J. Keniuk, Lance D. Lascari
  • Patent number: 10812636
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing and a connection part. The housing includes a first housing portion that includes a first side face, and a second housing portion that includes a second side face. The connection part connects the first housing portion and the second housing portion. A first conductive member extends along at least a portion of the first side face, a first non-conductive member is disposed on the first side face, a second conductive member extends along at least a portion of the second side face, a second non-conductive member is disposed on the second side face, and when the second housing portion faces the first housing portion, the first non-conductive member and the second non-conductive member are substantially aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jaehyung Kim, Jinkyu Bang, Jinu Kim, Donghwan Kim, Taegyu Kim, Kiyoung Chang
  • Patent number: 10806398
    Abstract: A method, system, apparatus, and/or device for adjusting a power consumption level of a device. The method, system, apparatus, and/or device may include: a first sensor interface, a second sensor interface, and a processing device coupled to the first sensor interface and the second sensor interface. The processing device may: measure a first physiological measurement via the first sensor interface within a first period of time; measure a second physiological measurement via the second sensor interface within the first period of time; adjust a power consumption level of the apparatus in view of at least one of the first physiological measurement or the second physiological measurement; measure the physiological measurement via the first sensor interface at the adjusted power consumption level within a second period of time; and measure a second physiological measurement via the second sensor interface at the adjusted power consumption level within the second period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Halo Wearables, LLC
    Inventors: Devin W. Miller, David R. Miller
  • Patent number: 10803014
    Abstract: Improving data retrieval by a computer, the data stored exclusively in the computer as a structure comprising a plurality of nodes connected by edges, wherein the edges indicate relationships among the plurality of nodes, and wherein the structure further comprise properties which store information that relate to the plurality of nodes. Metadata is stored as part of the structure, the metadata defining rules for updating the relationships among the plurality of nodes. A command is received to update at least one of the nodes, the edges, or the properties. The at least one of the nodes, the edges, or the properties, are updated according to the rules defined by the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ADP, LLC
    Inventors: Lucky Ratanlal Jain, Osman Ozdemir, Adrian Michael Garza, Dennis Peter Mohan, Shia Kaufman, Meir Rosner, Siobhan Loughman Sabino, Kuntal Roy, Michael Hirawady
  • Patent number: 10804855
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose a method and a device including: an antenna, a switching regulator, communication chip including an amplifier and a linear regulator operably connected to the amplifier and the switching regulator, the communication chip configured to transmit a radio-frequency signal from the electronic device through the antenna, and control circuitry configured to control the communication chip such that the linear regulator provides the amplifier with a voltage corresponding to an envelope of an input signal input to the amplifier, the input signal corresponding to the radio-frequency signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jooseung Kim, Dongil Yang, Youngmin Lee
  • Patent number: 10804873
    Abstract: Automatic impedance matching measures the RF source frequency and RF load voltage, current and phase to determine a single match solution for a capacitive value of the variable capacitor and an inductive value for the variable inductor, and whether a shunt reactance is coupled to the RF source or RF load. Once the capacitance and inductance values for a match solution are determined they are contemporaneously selected without any iterative searching necessary for the match solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: PALSTAR, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Hrivnak, John L. Keith, Paul N. Katz
  • Patent number: 10805889
    Abstract: In response to a user equipment (UE) sending data to a first network side device over a first channel and to a second network side device over a second channel, a method includes determining that the first channel separately overlaps the second channel and a third channel. The method further includes allocating, according to priorities of the first channel and the second channel, a first transmit power to the first subframe j and a second transmit power to the second subframe i. The first transmit power is less than or equal to a first power upper limit. A sum of the first transmit power and the second transmit power is less than or equal to a first threshold. A sum of third transmit power of the third subframe i+1 and the first power upper limit is less than or equal to a preset threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiafeng Shao, Bingyu Qu, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 10805782
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for systems and methods for hybrid Bluetooth Low Energy mesh networks. Example devices may include an antenna, memory configured to store computer-executable instructions, and at least one computer processor configured to access the memory and execute the computer-executable instructions to send a message, at a first time using the antenna, to a plurality of devices in a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) mesh group, the plurality of devices including a first device and a second device, wherein the first device is a first proxy device, receive a first acknowledgment message from the first device at a second time, and receive a second acknowledgment message from the first device at a third time, wherein the second acknowledgment message is sent to the first device by the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: VenkatRaghavan VijayaRaghavan, Ganesha Batta
  • Patent number: 10795857
    Abstract: A method includes the steps of: monitoring status information of a blockchain system; determining whether the status information meets a blockchain branch condition; when the status information matches the blockchain branch condition, writing a branch instruction to a selected block of the blockchain, wherein the branch instruction is configured to enable the blockchain to form a plurality of branches, and divide a plurality of blockchain devices in the blockchain system into a plurality of groups to verify the branches in parallel; and obtaining a maximum transmission delay time in the group, and deciding a new one to generate blocks of the first branch according to the maximum transmission delay time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventor: Chia-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10786065
    Abstract: A casing for a cosmetic product includes at least one base and a cover which are movably mounted with respect to each other between at least one closed position and an open position of the casing in which means for supporting at least one cosmetic product are accessible. The cover is configured to receive at least display means. The base includes at least one housing with the support means. The casing includes a device for processing data of the contactless type that is at least capable of reading one or more items of data contained in at least one data support integral with the means for supporting when the support means are mounted in the at least one housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Franck Seguin, Melodie Bazinval, Emir Ezzina, Etienne Briere