Patents Examined by Zhiyu Lu
  • Patent number: 10311260
    Abstract: The present disclosure facilitates the establishment of near field communication with a mobile terminal while also preventing malfunctions and an increase in burden of maintenance. A display apparatus (10) includes: at least one antenna (140) for carrying out near field communication with a mobile terminal (20), the at least one antenna being provided so as to positionally overlap with a display section (160). In a case where the mobile terminal comes into proximity to the display section, the display section is caused to display a guide for bringing the mobile terminal in proximity to at least one of the at least one antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Michihiro Ohno
  • Patent number: 10298288
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to antenna switching circuitry and other radio frequency (RF) front-end circuitry. In one embodiment, the antenna switching circuitry includes a multiple throw solid-state transistor switch (MTSTS), a multiple throw microelectromechanical switch (MTMEMS), and a control circuit. The MTSTS is configured to selectively couple a first pole port to any one of a first set of throw ports and to selectively couple a second pole port to any one of a second set of throw ports. The MTMEMS is configured to selectively couple a third pole port to any one of a third set of throw ports. The control circuit is configured to control the selective coupling of the MTSTS and the MTMEMS. In this manner, the control circuit may operate the antenna switching circuitry so that RF signals may be routed in accordance with Long Term Evolution (LTE) Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO) and/or LTE diversity specifications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventor: Nadim Khlat
  • Patent number: 10283861
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a node in a wireless communication network. The node comprises an antenna arrangement which in turn comprises an array antenna. The array antenna comprises a first set of antenna elements forming a first antenna aperture, and a second set of antenna elements forming a second antenna aperture. The antenna arrangement further comprises a switching arrangement that is adapted to switch between a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation. In the first mode of operation, the first antenna aperture is arranged to generate a first antenna beam. In the second mode of operation, the first antenna aperture and the second antenna aperture are combined and arranged to generate a second antenna beam, the first antenna beam having a wider antenna beamwidth than the second antenna beam. The present invention also relates to a corresponding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Anders Derneryd
  • Patent number: 10270152
    Abstract: A broadband transceiver includes at least one layer structure that is substantially impermeable to RF radiation. The layer structure includes a first face surface substantially opposite a second face surface. A receive antenna is located proximate the first face surface and configured to receive RF transmissions. A transmit antenna is located proximate the second surface and configured to transmit RF transmissions. At least one of the receive and transmit antennas generates a generally toroidal radiation pattern that is stronger in a direction substantially parallel to the respective layer structure face surface compared to a direction substantially perpendicular to the face surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Fred William Phillips, Thomas Kummetz, Narian Izzat
  • Patent number: 10250290
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to radio frequency (RF) front-end circuitry for different types of carrier aggregation, along with methods of operating the same. In one embodiment, the RF front-end circuitry includes a first diplexer, a second diplexer, first antenna selection circuitry, and second antenna selection circuitry. In order to maintain adequate isolation between high bands and low bands but provide carrier aggregation, the first antenna selection circuitry is configured to selectively couple each of a first plurality of RF ports to any one of a first low band port in the first diplexer and a second low band port in the second diplexer, while the second antenna selection circuitry is configured to selectively couple each of the second plurality of RF ports to any one of a first high band port in the first diplexer and a second high band port in the second diplexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventor: Nadim Khlat
  • Patent number: 10236087
    Abstract: A remote control protector for anti-light interference includes a body and a shelter. The body includes a housing space, a first surface, and a second surface. The housing space is for disposing a remote control. The first surface includes a first opening communicating with the housing space. The second surface includes a second opening communicating with the housing space and the second opening is adapted to expose a transceiver of the remote control. The shelter extends from the second surface of the body along an axial direction of the body, surrounds the second surface, and has an outlet opening communicating with the second opening of the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: IR-Tec International Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-I Huang
  • Patent number: 10222673
    Abstract: A terminal, a color changing method, and a color changing apparatus that relate to the field of communications technologies are provided, so as to resolve a technical problem of a waste of materials due to production of a terminal shell. A color changing unit is disposed inside a terminal, where the color changing unit can change a color when receiving electrical energy, and a transparency value of a shell is greater than a first preset transparency value, so that a technical problem of a waste of materials due to production of a terminal shell can be effectively resolved, which can reduce manufacturing materials and is conducive to environmental protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youhe Ke, Liang Li
  • Patent number: 10218433
    Abstract: Biometric monitoring devices, including various technologies that may be implemented in such devices, are discussed herein. Additionally, techniques, systems, and apparatuses are discussed herein for utilizing two different Bluetooth communications interfaces, one that provides Bluetooth classic (base rate/enhanced data rate) communications functionality and one that provides Bluetooth low-energy communications functionality, in a common device. The techniques, systems, and apparatuses may elect to use a particular Bluetooth interface based on various criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Heiko Gernot Albert Panther, James Park
  • Patent number: 10212665
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes an acceleration sensor, a communication unit, and a controller. The acceleration sensor detects an acceleration value. The communication unit performs communication. When determining, based on the acceleration value detected by the acceleration sensor, that the mobile device has shifted from a moving state to a stop state, a controller turns off a power supply of the communication unit when a communication connection between the communication unit and a base station is not established and the controller does not turn off the power supply of the communication unit when the communication connection between the communication unit and base station is being established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hajime Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10205513
    Abstract: A method of optimizing BLoS communications between a first asset and a second asset using at least one of atmospheric troposcatter and ducting signal propagating phenomena includes transmitting a plurality of test signals from multiple antenna elements of the first asset into the atmosphere. At least a portion of the test signals are received at multiple antenna elements of the second asset. The second asset is configured to calculate a gain and phase shift of the channel between each transmitting and receiving antenna element, calculate optimized antenna weights for the transmitting and receiving antenna elements, and estimate a communication channel coherence time and coherence bandwidth. These parameters may be transmitted to the first asset and applied thereto for optimizing communications between the first and second assets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Jack H. Winters, Michael J. Luddy, Daniel H. Moskowitz
  • Patent number: 10139858
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a transformable body configured to be elastically stretchable between at least a first configuration and a second configuration, a user input device, a user input device configured to receive user input signal, a communication interface configured to provide a wireless link for the apparatus and a flexible interconnection between at least two components within the transformable body. The apparatus may perform determining of user information based on the user input signal, transmitting at least part of the user information over the wireless link to a remote processing unit, receiving feedback information from the remote processing unit and presenting the feedback information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Piers Andrew, Teppo Tapani Jokinen, Lotta Maaria Partanen, Antti Salo, Jarkko Tapio Saunamäki, Qifeng Yan, Matti Kosonen
  • Patent number: 10135494
    Abstract: Technologies for one-tap connection and synchronization with a device in a non-active state are disclosed. When a user brings a first device enabled for Near Field Communication (NFC) to close proximity of a second NFC-enabled device when the second device is in a non-active state, the second device may be awakened, or placed in an active state, for a period of time to perform one or more operations before returning to the non-active state. These operations include, for example, allowing the first device to access data stored in the second device and synchronizing one or more applications installed on the second device with remote servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Farid Adrangi, Sanjay Bakshi
  • Patent number: 10123155
    Abstract: A vehicle may display a user interface of an application based on command information received from a primary-connected device, and send the command information to a secondary-connected device providing an auxiliary user interface. The vehicle may also forward a command message received based on user input to the auxiliary user interface to the application of the primary-connected device. The vehicle may also access paired device data to confirm that the secondary-connected device is authorized to command the application; and forward the user input to the primary-connected device if the secondary-connected device is authorized to command the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Livio, Inc.
    Inventors: Joey Ray Grover, Justin Dickow, Scott Smereka, Joel J. Fischer, John Byrne, Corey Maylone
  • Patent number: 10096016
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of communicating a message relating to a transaction of a contactless application effected between a mobile terminal equipped with a contactless module and equipment, comprising the steps of detecting the end of the transaction between the terminal and the equipment, obtaining a message containing at least information identifying said application and end of transaction information, and communicating said message. The invention also relates to a method of transmitting such a message including the steps of receiving end detection information, identifying the application associated with the transaction, and determining and transmitting the message to the mobile terminal. The invention further relates to a mobile terminal and a secure module capable of being used with a mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: David Picquenot, Laurent Fourreau
  • Patent number: 10044389
    Abstract: There is described a contactless communication device. The device comprises (a) a receiver unit (110, 610) having an antenna input (RXn, Vmid, RXp) for connecting to an antenna, the receiver unit (110, 610) being adapted to couple with a transmitting device and to receive an RF signal transmitted by the transmitting device, the receiver unit (110, 610) being further adapted to determine a point of time relating to a position of data within the RF signal, (b) a comparator (120) adapted to generate a comparator output signal (agc_comp) which is indicative of a relation between a voltage at the antenna input (RXn, Vmid, RXp) of the receiver unit (110, 610) and a reference voltage (Vref), and (c) a voltage regulation circuit coupled to the comparator (120) and to the antenna input (RXn, Vmid, RXp) of the receiver unit (110, 610), the voltage regulation circuit being adapted to repetitively regulate the voltage at the antenna input (RXn, Vmid, RXp) based on the comparator output signal (agc_comp).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Erich Merlin, Helmut Kranabenter, Stefan Mendel, Michael Pieber
  • Patent number: 10045300
    Abstract: A mobile phone according to an embodiment includes an acceleration sensor, a communication unit, and a controller. The acceleration sensor detects acceleration value. The communication unit performs communication. When determining that a moving state changes to a stopped state based on the acceleration value detected by the acceleration sensor, the controller is configured to cause power of the communication unit to turn on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10039064
    Abstract: Optimizing a power level for a transmission so that the transmission is receivable at or near a destination, but no farther, is useful for reduced-power transmissions. Taking into account known distance for the transmission as determined by onboard GPS and geographic databases, a power level may be set more precisely. Accounting for atmospheric conditions which may impact transmission as determined by onboard or received measurements of temperature, solar or other conditions may also permit a power level to be set more precisely. An obstruction database may be consulted to determine whether transmissions will degrade due to objects in between the transmitter and receiver, permitting power level, frequency, bandwidth or transmit/receive location to be adjusted accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Michael L. Gibbons
  • Patent number: 10009058
    Abstract: RF front-end circuitry arranged to provide for RF Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO) signals is disclosed. In one embodiment, the RF front-end circuitry may include an antenna port, a first multiple throw (MT) switch, and a second MT switch. The first MT switch is configured to selectively couple a first pole port to any one of a first set of throw ports, and the second MT switch is configured to selectively couple a second pole port to any one of a second set of throw ports. The first pole port of the first MT switch is coupled to the antenna port. More than one of the second set of throw ports of the second MT switch are coupled to transmit one or more receive MIMO signals to RF transceiver circuitry. Accordingly, the RF front-end circuitry routes receive MIMO signals from the antenna port to the RF transceiver circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventor: Nadim Khlat
  • Patent number: 9960860
    Abstract: Provided is a cover accessory for a wireless communication device, including an electromagnetic suppressing pattern layer on a surface adjoining at least one surface on which an electromagnetic wave is irradiated from the wireless communication device, wherein the electromagnetic suppressing pattern layer includes a first dielectric layer and a frequency selective surface (FSS) pattern with a unit cell having electromagnetic surface resistance periodically repeated thereon, and the FSS pattern is provided by etching the first dielectric layer to inject an FSS pattern material or by printing the FSS pattern material on the first dielectric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Dong-Uk Sim, Sang il Kwak, Jong Hwa Kwon
  • Patent number: 9931247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the interworking controlling method of an electronic eye protection apparatus for welding and a smartphone, or more specifically, it relates to the interworking controlling method of an electronic eye protection apparatus for welding and a smartphone, which enables remote management from a smartphone by interworking history state data on utilization, operation, settings, failure of the electronic eye protection apparatus for welding, and which enables location searching and anti-theft function such as password setting of electronic eye protection apparatus for welding with a smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Otos Wing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Moon-Young Huh