Patents Examined by Tuan Tran
  • Patent number: 10321045
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes: a camera; a touch screen; and a controller configured to: cause the touch screen to display an image received via the camera, the image acquired at a first magnification ratio; control the camera to change a magnification ratio from the first magnification ratio to a second magnification ratio based on a touch applied to the touch screen displaying the image; cause the touch screen to display an image acquired at the second magnification ratio; and activate a specific function if the touch is continuously applied to the touch screen displaying the image acquired at the second magnification ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Arim Kwon, Hyungsun Kim, Cheongha Park, Sangwoon Lee, Yoomee Song, Jungmin Park, Hyerim Ku
  • Patent number: 10320061
    Abstract: A device comprises a memory that stores instructions executed by one or more processors to obtain a plurality of received signals transmitted by a user equipment from a plurality of antenna elements in a cellular network. A plurality of received signals transmitted by a user equipment from a plurality of antenna elements in a cellular network are obtained, and a plurality of complex channel values are calculated in an angle domain for a horizontal arrival angle and a vertical arrival angle per a received ray in a plurality of received rays in response to the plurality of received signals. An expected value of the plurality of channel values are calculated to obtain a power value for the horizontal arrival angle and vertical arrival angle having a time delay per the received ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Guosen Yue, Xiao-Feng Qi
  • Patent number: 10313871
    Abstract: In some examples, a second mobile device may receive, from a first mobile device, via a short-range radio connection with the first mobile device, at least a portion of application information for an application. For example, the application information may include saved application state information saved by the first mobile device. The second mobile device may install the application on the second mobile device, and the second mobile device may configure a state of the application on the second mobile device based on the saved application state information received from the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian Chu, Justin Quan, Michael Chan
  • Patent number: 10313498
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a wristband comprising a first main surface and a second main surface disposed oppositely; a first display panel and a second display panel which are disposed on the wristband and at least partially facing each other. The first display panel is disposed on the first main surface and the second display panel is a flexible display panel and disposed on the second main surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shou Ye, Lei Xiao, Lijuan Huang, Gaoling Zhang, Yungchiang Lee, Xuan Wen, Li Huang, Shuang Liu, Zhonglong Chen, Kai Zhao, Qinyuan Chu
  • Patent number: 10306032
    Abstract: A bracket assembly is provided. The bracket assembly includes a metal bracket and a spring module. The metal bracket is configured to support an electronic component in a mobile terminal. The spring module includes a fixing portion, a pressing portion, and a elastic portion; the fixing portion is fixed in the mobile terminal and grounded, and the elastic portion connects the pressing portion and the fixing portion; the elastic portion is configured to provide a restoring force to the pressing portion, and press the pressing portion to be in contact with the metal bracket. A camera module and a mobile terminal are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Wei, Yong Li, Peiju Chen
  • Patent number: 10306033
    Abstract: Mobile terminal includes rear housing including includes first surface, second surface sunken toward the first surface to form groove, first side circumference, second side circumference, third side circumference and fourth side circumference; display screen arranged at one side where the first surface is located; mounting seat; photographing module. The seat is rotatablely connected to the housing. Rotation axis of the seat passes through circle center of circumcircle of positive projection of the seat on reference plane. The module is arranged on the seat. The seat can be rotated relative to the housing through first position and second position. At the first position, the module is located in the groove, and first light entering surface of the module is blocked by the screen. At the second position, the module is located out of the groove and the first light entering surface is exposed from one side where the screen is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10292188
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are connection management techniques for wireless docking. According to various such techniques, a wireless docking station may be arranged to implement an auto-connect mode setting that defines whether mobile clients are permitted to automatically connect to the wireless docking station, and may be arranged to implement a persistent pairing setting that defines whether authentication certificates may be reused. In some embodiments, the wireless docking station may be configured to advertise the auto-connect mode setting and the persistent pairing setting in auto-connect capability information elements (IEs) that it includes in probe requests and/or probe responses. The embodiments are not limited in this context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Glik, Paz Pentelka, Elad Levy, Tal Davidson
  • Patent number: 10291447
    Abstract: During the contactless transfer of the data from PICC (1) to PCD (4) with the load modulation within PICC (1) the analog signal between the transmitting antenna (3) and the output of the driver (2) is demodulated. From the demodulated output the digital data are generated for the direction of the subsequent modification of the signal led to the PICC (1) antenna set. The digital data gather from the demodulated signal are used for the amplification and/or attenuation of the signal received on the side of the PCD (4) and/or for synchronization or other modification of the signal on the side of the PICC (1), whereby no further modification of the driver (2) is needed. The connection on the LA, LB outputs appears to the driver (2) by its characteristics, mainly by its impedance, in the same way as the connected antenna (3) of the original connection according to the prior state of the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SMK Corporation
    Inventor: Miroslav Florek
  • Patent number: 10284262
    Abstract: A method and near field communications (NFC) system for sensing at least one of an environmental condition or a composition of media in a proximity of the NFC system are provided. In the method and system, a first antenna irradiates an electromagnetic field during a sensor mode. A second antenna detects the electromagnetic field and outputs a voltage representative of the detected electromagnetic field. An NFC controller receives a signal representative of the voltage. The NFC controller determines at least one of the environmental condition or the composition of media based on an association stored in memory between the voltage and the at least one of the environmental condition or the composition of media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Christophe Henri Ricard, Mohammad Mazooji
  • Patent number: 10284026
    Abstract: A power supply device includes a first communication antenna, a second communication antenna, a power supply antenna for power supply to a power receiving device, a communication control unit to control sharing processing via the first communication antenna and establishment processing of establishing the communication via the second communication antenna with the power receiving device with information shared by the sharing processing, a power supply control unit to control authentication processing for the power supply to the power receiving device and power supply processing of performing the power supply to the power receiving device authenticated by the authentication processing, and a control unit configured to control the sharing processing and the authentication processing to be performed alternately, wherein, in a case where the power supply processing starts before completion of the establishment processing, the power supply stops and the sharing processing is performed again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yudai Fukaya
  • Patent number: 10277284
    Abstract: One example discloses a near-field device, configured to receive a non-propagating quasi-static near-field signal from a near-field antenna, including: a tuning circuit including a first impedance tuning bank and a second impedance tuning bank; a controller configured to, detect when the device is in an idle-state; set the first impedance tuning bank and the second impedance tuning bank to an initial set of values; bring the near-field antenna and the near-field device combination to a frequency within a near-field signal bandwidth by adjusting the first and/or second impedance tuning banks; measure a first received signal strength; and differentially adjust the first and second impedance tuning banks until a measured second received signal strength is less than the first received signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: Anthony Kerselaers
  • Patent number: 10277722
    Abstract: Electronic devices are provided with ejectable component assemblies that can be substantially flush with the external surfaces of the housings of the devices, despite variations in their manufacture. The ejectable component assemblies may include connectors coupled to circuit boards of the devices, and trays that can be loaded with removable modules, inserted through openings in the housings of the devices, and into the connectors for functionally aligning the removable modules with the circuit boards. The ejectable component assemblies may also include ejectors coupled to the housings of the devices for ejecting the trays from the connectors and, thus, from the devices themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Erik L. Wang, Robert Sean Murphy, Tang Yew Tan, Jeffrey Eugene Neaves, Lawrence E. Davis, Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 10278222
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for determining the proximity of client nodes within a wireless-enabled communication environment. A first client node comprises a database containing identification data associated with a plurality of wireless network access nodes and fingerprint data associated with the client node and a plurality of second client nodes. As the fingerprint information is updated, it is processed by the first client node to identify second client nodes that have matching, or similar, fingerprint information. Those that do are determined to be within a viable device-to-device (D2D) communication range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Gwyn Steer, Dongsheng Yu, Robert Novak
  • Patent number: 10274592
    Abstract: A node in a wireless network includes a memory, transceiver, and processor operatively coupled to one another. The memory stores a signature of the node. The transceiver is configured to transmit, during an initial frame, the signature to one or more neighboring nodes, and receive, during the initial frame, a first signal that includes one or more signatures of the one or more neighboring nodes. The transceiver is also configured to transmit, during a repetition frame, a scrambled waveform of the first signal received during the initial frame, and receive, during the repetition frame, a second signal that includes a retransmission of signals received by the one or more neighboring nodes during the initial frame. The processor is configured to determine a distance from the node to each of the one or more neighboring nodes based at least in part on the first signal and the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventor: Dongning Guo
  • Patent number: 10263574
    Abstract: A radio frequency receiver device comprises: a receiver input arranged to receive signals having one or more frequency components within a frequency spectrum; a filter having a filter output impedance; and an amplifier comprising: an amplifier input (134a, 134b) connected to the filter output; an amplifier output 72a, 72b); at least one radio frequency input transistor (144a, 144b); and a feedback circuit including at least one feedback resistor (146a, 146b). The device is arranged to be selectably operable in: a first mode wherein the amplifier has first feedback resistance and transconductance values respectively such that the amplifier input impedance and the filter output impedance are substantially the same; and a second mode having second feedback resistance and transconductance values such that upon connection of a predetermined external impedance matching circuit (160) between the filter and the amplifier, the amplifier input impedance and the filter output impedance are substantially the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nordic Semiconductor ASA
    Inventor: Pete Sivonen
  • Patent number: 10264610
    Abstract: A method of communicating between a person within a target vehicle and a law enforcement person includes establishing a connection between a law-enforcement transceiver and a target vehicle transceiver using a protocol and encoding an audio signal into an encoded audio signal by the law-enforcement transceiver using the protocol, The encoded audio signal is transmitted from the law-enforcement transceiver and received by the target vehicle transceiver where the encoded audio signal is accepted by the target vehicle transceiver through a feature in the protocol, the feature in the protocol allowing limited access to an audio transducer of the target vehicle, the encoded audio signal is decoded back into the audio signal by the target vehicle transducer and the audio signal is reproduced on the audio transducer within the target vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Eddie B. Lofton
  • Patent number: 10254377
    Abstract: A refrigerator and a positioning device for a refrigerator are provided. The positioning device includes: a wave absorbing component disposed in the refrigerator and configured to absorb a radio frequency (RF) signal emitted from an RF tag in the refrigerator; a plurality of reading components disposed in the refrigerator and configured to receive an RF signal passing through the wave absorbing component; an intensity detecting module configured to detect an intensity of the RF signal received by each of the plurality of reading components; and a positioning module configured to determine a location of the RF tag according to the intensity of the RF signal received by each of the plurality of reading components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: HEFEI MIDEA INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD., HEFEI HUALING CO., LTD., MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Da Xu
  • Patent number: 10256928
    Abstract: A pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system is provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A method of transmitting a beacon signal and a device using the same are provided. The method includes configuring beacon-related information; generating a beacon signal based on the configured beacon-related information; and transmitting the beacon signal, wherein the beacon-related information includes at least one piece of mode information corresponding to distance information between a beacon transmitting device and at least one beacon receiving device. The present disclosure relates to a sensor network, machine type communication (MTC), machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, and technology for Internet of Things (IoT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Changgun Ko, Hun Lim
  • Patent number: 10250200
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a dual output path LNA that can be used to break the tradeoff between the output impedance and linearity of an LNA without the problems of a programmable output impedance LNA. In an embodiment, the dual output path architecture includes an LNA driving a low level of impedance in a low voltage gain path, thus achieving high linearity in the presence of large blockers, and driving a high level of impedance in a high voltage gain path to increase the LNA's voltage gain and minimize performance degradation due to a noisier, low power receiver front-end chain following the LNA. The present disclosure is further directed to a local oscillator (LO) offset circuit with low power and reduced spur generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Valentina Della Torre, Seema B. Anand, Howard Chi, Matteo Conta
  • Patent number: 10249122
    Abstract: A method for controlling access in a system comprising a portable device associated with a user and an access control device, includes the portable device and the access control device being configured to wirelessly communicate with each other, the method comprising: pairing the portable device and the access control device, upon the portable device detecting proximity to the access control device, determining at the portable device a signal strength over time of a signal received from the access control device, comparing the determined signal strength over time with a previously determined reference signal strength profile, and upon the determined signal strength over time being considered congruent with the reference signal strength profile, controlling the access control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Jan Aksamít, Petr Cernín