Patents Examined by Yuwen Pan
  • Patent number: 11394107
    Abstract: A remedial signal for potentially harmful radiation that is emitted by a portable electronic battery powered communication device is implemented directly within the handset of the portable communication device the portable communication device is operated by a microprocessor and the remedial signal module is controlled by an algorithm in the microprocessor wherein the algorithm obtains information concerning radio frequency communications associated with the portable telecommunications device from the transceivers of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Wayne Butner
  • Patent number: 11388281
    Abstract: An adaptive method and apparatus for an intelligent terminal, and a terminal are disclosed. The method includes: detecting whether a plurality of screen usage modes for a plurality of applications processed in parallel by a terminal are of same usage mode, wherein the screen usage mode indicates that screen usage parameters for the application tend to be in a landscape screen usage mode or a portrait screen usage mode; in response to detecting that the plurality of screen usage modes for the plurality of applications processed by the terminal in parallel are different usage modes, determining a current screen usage state of the terminal, and adjusting screen usage parameters for an application whose screen usage mode is not consistent with the current screen usage state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Xiulu Jin
  • Patent number: 11381949
    Abstract: A wireless wearable Push-To-Talk (PTT) device is disclosed which is capable of enabling three or more short-range communication accessories. In specific, the wearable Push-To-Talk device can be connected to multiple short-range communication accessories such as a hearing accessory, a visual accessory and a wearable Push-To-Talk control accessory through a heterogeneous communication unit provided therein. A Bluetooth radio transceiver and a cellular radio transceiver are configured in said heterogeneous communication unit to transmit or receive radio signals. The heterogeneous communication unit supports the Bluetooth communication between the Push-To-Talk system and other short-range communication accessories either simultaneously or individually. The Push-To-Talk device along with multiple short-range communication accessories assists the operator with an efficient and secured communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Carlos Eduardo Escobar K'David
  • Patent number: 11362421
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first antenna, a second antenna, and a device cover. The first antenna may be configured to transmit or receive signals at a first frequency, and the second antenna may be configured to transmit or receive signals at a second frequency. The device cover may be configured to enclose at least a portion of the device, the and may have a first thickness in a first area and a second thickness in a second area. The first area may be substantially aligned with a boresight of the first antenna, and the second area may be substantially aligned with a boresight of the second antenna. The first thickness may be different than the second thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeongil Jay Kim, Alberto Cicalini, Mohammad Ali Tassoudji, Jorge Fabrega Sanchez, Taesik Yang, Kevin Hsi-Huai Wang
  • Patent number: 11349519
    Abstract: A case may include a compartment configured to contain at least one card. The compartment may be open on a first side. Some embodiments may include an ejector disposed at least partially in the compartment and configured to eject the at least one card through the first side. In some embodiments, the ejector may include a slider configured to slide in a first direction from a second side of the compartment opposite the first side of the compartment towards the first side of the compartment. In some embodiments, the ejector may include an expander configured to expand in a first direction from a second side of the compartment opposite the first side of the compartment towards the first side of the compartment. Some embodiments of the case may include a spring wall configured to compress the at least one card within the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Mossoba, Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 11349455
    Abstract: This invention discloses a power divider, a radio frequency transceiver and a multi-stage power divider, the power divider comprises a variable gain amplifier, a power dividing circuit, a power detection circuit and a comparison circuit. The variable gain amplifier comprises a first input terminal, a control terminal and a first output terminal, the first input terminal is configured to receive a first local oscillation signal, and the first output terminal outputs a variable output signal to the power dividing circuit. The power dividing circuit outputs a second local oscillation signal to a next stage power divider and outputs a third local oscillation signal to an up/down converter. The power detection circuit outputs a detection voltage. The comparison circuit receives a reference voltage and the detection voltage and compares the reference voltage with the detection voltage and outputs a bias voltage to the power terminal based on a comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Zuo-Min Tsai
  • Patent number: 11317263
    Abstract: A low-energy communication system includes at least one antenna; an energy harvester coupled to the at least one antenna and adapted to harvest energy from over-the-air signals; a first capacitor for storing the harvested energy; a system on chip (SoC) for allowing at least reception and transmission of wireless signals using a low-energy communication protocol; and wherein the energy harvester, the first capacitor, the SoC, are integrated in a semiconductor die, the die is placed on a substrate; and wherein the at least one antenna is included in the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Wiliot, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Elboim, Eylon Gersten
  • Patent number: 11309692
    Abstract: A portable tether device for configuring and/or monitoring an isolated industrial product includes an outer housing defining a chamber, a magnet positioned within the chamber to provide for magnetic attachment of the portable tether device to a housing panel, and an inductive receive coil positioned within the chamber and adjacent an underside of the outer housing, the inductive receive coil operable with an external inductive charging coil to provide inductive powering to the portable tether device. The portable tether device also includes a communication circuit positioned within the chamber and powered by the inductive receive coil, with the communication circuit further including transmit and receive optical components that provide light-based communication between the portable tether device and the isolated industrial product and wireless communication circuitry configured to transmit and receive wireless signals to and from the portable tether device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Mark Alan Verheyen
  • Patent number: 11275962
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for image capturing, a method for image capturing control and associated apparatuses. The method for image capturing includes: obtaining Region Of Interest (ROI) information of a target ROI corresponding to a current frame of image; buffering captured pixel data of the current frame of image; obtaining, when determining that the pixel data of the current frame of image has been buffered completely, pixel data associated with the target ROI from the buffered pixel data of the current frame of image based on the ROI information if the ROI information of the target ROI corresponding to the current frame of image can be obtained; and outputting the pixel data associated with the target ROI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Ming Wang, Jie Sun
  • Patent number: 11256945
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter relates to a method for recognizing objects of a predefined type from among a set of types, within a set of digital images, including detecting an object of this predefined type within a digital image of the set, and determining a zone of the image encompassing the detected object, generating a signature by a convolutional neural network on the basis of this zone, allowing identification of the object in a one-to-one manner, determining on the basis of the signature of a set of attributes, storing in a database a record relating to the object associating the signature with the set of attributes, wherein the neural network is trained on a learning suite composed of a first set formed of objects associated with a set of attributes and of a second set formed of objects not associated with a set of attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Antoine Cecchi, Matthieu Ospici, Pierre Paleo
  • Patent number: 11252636
    Abstract: A method and system for establishing a Bluetooth mesh network are provided. The method for establishing a Bluetooth mesh network includes the steps of broadcasting the configuration packet to a plurality of controlled devices to establish a Bluetooth mesh network; receiving at least one response packet from at least one of the controlled devices; and transmitting control setting information to the at least one of the controlled devices according to the received response packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Delta Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Chung Yang, Chao-Chun Tseng
  • Patent number: 11244177
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer program product may be provided for generating at least one route speed funnel for roadwork zone identification. The method may include generating a plurality of learned road signs from a plurality of road sign observations captured by a plurality of vehicles, determining a plurality of primary speed funnels, and generating at least one route speed funnel from the plurality of primary speed funnels based on a route validity condition. Each of the plurality of primary speed funnels comprises a different pair of learned road signs selected from the generated plurality of learned road signs. The method may further include determining a plurality of candidate speed funnels and temporally validating the plurality of candidate speed funnels to obtain the plurality of primary speed funnels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Zhenhua Zhang, Leon Stenneth
  • Patent number: 11240683
    Abstract: Personal adaptive radio access network advanced capabilities are provided. A device can include a transceiver; a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations comprising facilitating movement of the device from a first position associated with a user equipment (UE) to a second position in response to an observed signal strength at the UE from a communication network being determined to have fallen below a threshold; in response to facilitating the movement of the device, determining a first communication frequency for communications between the device and the UE based on features determined to be present in an environment associated with the UE; and conveying signals transmitted by the communication network to the UE via the transceiver at the first communication frequency instead of a second communication frequency used by the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Fan, Dan Celenti, Alireza Hooshiari, Max Faulkner, Jr., Arthur Brisebois
  • Patent number: 11240751
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of improved communication between a wheel unit sensor and a master controller is disclosed. In this particular embodiment, the method includes determining, by the wheel unit sensor, whether a receive schedule of the wheel unit sensor indicates that a receive window has started. The method also includes in response to determining that the receive schedule indicates that the receive window has started, turning-on, by the wheel unit sensor, for the duration of the receive window, a wireless receiver of the wheel unit sensor. In this embodiment, the wireless receiver is configured to receive messages from the master controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Sensata Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel K. Strahan, Jeremy E. Loraine
  • Patent number: 11233560
    Abstract: An air-to-ground communications system includes at least one base station to be positioned on the ground and including a ground-based transceiver, a phased array antenna coupled to the ground-based transceiver, and a beamforming network coupled to the ground-based transceiver. The ground-based transceiver is configured to provide data traffic and control information to an aircraft. The beamforming network is configured to simultaneously generate at least one narrow antenna beam for the data traffic and at least one wide beam for the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SmartSky Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Moffatt, Kevin Carl Gustke
  • Patent number: 11229083
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may provide for the return (e.g., reconnection) of a User Equipment (“UE”) to a first radio access network (“RAN”) to which the UE was connected, after the UE has been redirected to a second RAN based on the occurrence of an event. The event may include a voice call placed by or to the UE. The return of the UE to the first RAN may occur based on a request from the UE, such as a request made via Radio Resource Control (“RRC”) messaging. The UE may make the request upon termination of the voice call. The first RAN may queue downlink data for the UE, received from a core network or some other source, based on receiving the request, in order to allow the UE to be instructed to connect to (e.g., be redirected to) the first RAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 11228343
    Abstract: A circuit for an NFC chip is described herein. According to one exemplary configuration, the circuit comprises an antenna for near field communication, an antenna resonant circuit which has an adjustable resonant frequency, a temperature sensor and a controller circuit coupled to the temperature sensor. The controller circuit is designed to change the resonant frequency of the antenna resonant circuit according to a temperature sensor signal provided by the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Gerald Holweg, Carolin Kollegger, Johannes Schweighofer, Inge Siegl, Christoph Steffan
  • Patent number: 11229062
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems for performing a random access procedure in a wireless communication are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method performed by a wireless communication node is disclosed. The method comprises: receiving, from a wireless communication device, a first message comprising a preamble and a payload for an access to the wireless communication node; and transmitting, to the wireless communication device, a second message in response to the first message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: He Huang
  • Patent number: 11218582
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention can comprise: a housing including a first plate, a second plate, and a side member surrounding the space between the first plate and the second plate; a processor arranged in the space; a display exposed through a part of the first plate; a communication circuit arranged in the space; a piezoelectric actuator arranged in the space and providing vibration to the first plate; a speaker arranged in the space near the edge of the first plate; an audio processing circuit arranged in the space and electrically connected to the piezoelectric actuator and the speaker; and a memory arranged in the space and electrically connected to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hochul Hwang, Janghoon Kang, Youngbae Park, Hanbom Park, Byounguk Yoon, Kyunghee Lee, Joonrae Cho
  • Patent number: 11212648
    Abstract: A system for privacy protection includes a processor and a terminal including a location detection device. The processor performs: identifying a presence possible ranges of the terminal at a first time and at a second time earlier than the first time from a combination of information on a first region including the location at the first time, and information on a second region including the location at the second time and having been already transmitted to an external apparatus; determining whether each of the identified presence possible ranges satisfies a preset condition for a presence possible range that may be known by a third party; when the condition is not satisfied, transmitting the information on a third region including the first region and a region other than the first region, as information on a region where the terminal is present at the first time, to the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Shizuko Ichikawa, Junya Kani, Hisatoshi Yamaoka, Naoki Nishiguchi, Eiichi Takahashi, Kota Itakura, Akira Shiba, Miwa Okabayashi