Patents by Inventor Daniel R. Borges

Daniel R. Borges has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11184890
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device may contend for access to a shared communication channel on behalf of the electronic device and a recipient electronic device, where the access has a duration. Then, the electronic device may provide a schedule frame intended for the recipient electronic device that includes information that specifies one or more time slots during the duration that are associated with the recipient electronic device and one or more communication functions of the recipient electronic device in the one or more time slots. Moreover, the electronic device may provide a data frame with data intended for the recipient electronic device. In response, the electronic device may receive a response frame associated with the recipient electronic device, where the response frame is received during at least one of the one or more time slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Borges, Oren Shani, Christiaan A. Hartman, Yong Liu, Charles F. Dominguez, Karthik R. Mekala, Tashbeeb Haque, Lawrie Kurian, Mete Fikirlier, Guoqing Li, Rajneesh Kumar, Ka Ho P. Poon, Brian B. Whitaker, Joseph Hakim, John A. Wilson, Tony Chi Wang Ng, Roopkumar Parthasarathy Rao, Curtis J. Schmidek, Shishir Gupta, Tushar R. Shah, Jacob H. Power, Bryan J. Follis, Anand Rajagopalan
  • Publication number: 20210289498
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for synchronizing the switching of different wireless platforms to different portions of a frequency band. An embodiment, at a first wireless platform, operates by receiving a band switch request message from a second wireless platform, wherein the band switch request message comprises a band switch delay period for the second wireless platform. The embodiment calculates a band switch time based on a band switch delay period for the first wireless platform and the band switch delay period for the second wireless platform. The embodiment transmits a band switch accept message comprising the band switch time to the second wireless platform. The embodiment sets a first filter to operate on a second portion of the frequency band based on the band switch time. The embodiment then operates on the second portion of the frequency band.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Adam B. LAPEDE, Daniel R. BORGES, Mohammed W. MOKHTAR, Helena D. O'SHEA, Alon PAYCHER, Oren SHANI, Matthew L. SEMERSKY, Sriram HARIHARAN, Sreeraman ANANTHARAMAN, Khaye Loon WEI, Andrew D. SMART
  • Patent number: 11121746
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for indicating a preference to receive a single-user multiple input multiple output (SU-MIMO) or multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) transmission from an access point (AP). Embodiments include generating a standard action frame that contains an action field that species a preference to receive a SU-MIMO or MU-MIMO transmission from the AP. A station (STA) can transmit the generated action frame to the AP. The STA can receive an acknowledgement frame from the AP that indicates the AP is configured to use the requested transmission method. The STA can then receive data from the AP using the requested transmission method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Wang, Guoqing Li, Veerendra Boodannavar, Daniel R. Borges, Sreevalsan Vallath
  • Patent number: 11093597
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to, among other things, improving data security with respect to data collection, verification, and authentication techniques associated with obtaining and transmitting identity information. For example, an identification credential may be received (e.g., via a short-range communications protocol such as iBeacon) by a first device from a second device. The credential may be associated with a second user of the second device. The first device may verify the credential and, if valid, an additional option to approve a secure communications channel may be presented at the first device. If the additional option is selected, a secure communications channel may be established between the first device and the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Achim Pantfoerder, Daniel R. Borges, Irene M. Graff, Johan O. Bergerengen, Subash Marri Sridhar, Thomas Elliott
  • Patent number: 10972459
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to, among other things, improving data security with respect to data collection, verification, and authentication techniques associated with obtaining and transmitting identity information. For example, an identity credential may be secured using biometric information associated with a user, the biometric information being obtained using a first biometric input method of a plurality of biometric input methods. When the user is later authenticated, the authentication may be based at least in part on determining that the user has selected a biometric input method that matches the biometric input method used to secure the credential as well as providing biometric information that matches the biometric information used to secure the identity credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Achim Pantfoerder, Daniel R. Borges, Irene M. Graff, Johan O. Bergerengen, Subash Marri Sridhar, Thomas Elliott
  • Patent number: 10904829
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device (such as an access point) may provide a targeted wake-up time (TWT) service period (SP) schedule to a recipient electronic device. During operation the interface circuit may receive a TWT setup request associated with the recipient electronic device, where the TWT setup request includes non-availability information specifying one or more times when the recipient electronic device will be unavailable. For example, the non-availability information may include one or more times when the recipient electronic device has limited ability to transmit and/or receive. The interface circuit may provide a TWT setup response for the recipient electronic device, where the TWT setup response includes information specifying the TWT SP schedule for the recipient electronic device that includes at least one of: a TWT SP start time, a TWT SP duration, or an interval between TWT SPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jarkko L. Kneckt, Chiu Ngok E. Wong, Yong Liu, Christiaan A. Hartman, Guoqing Li, Daniel R. Borges
  • Patent number: 10893083
    Abstract: In some embodiments, one or more wireless stations operate according to Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN)—direct communication with neighboring wireless stations, e.g., direct communication between the wireless stations without utilizing an intermediate access point. Embodiments of the disclosure relate to NAN datapath scheduling and NAN pre-datapath operation setup and scheduling. The NAN datapath embodiments described herein provide a mechanism through which devices can communicate and provide services. Aspects of the datapath development include datapath scheduling, including datapath setup and scheduling attributes, as well as pre-datapath operation triggering and scheduling. Scheduling attributes may include a native scheduler rank and a NAN data cluster scheduler rank. NAN data cluster base schedules may be scheduled as equal-sets or subsets of datapath schedules. The datapath model may be implemented for unicast and multicast communication between wireless stations, including mobile stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Liu, Christiaan A. Hartman, Daniel R. Borges, Peter N. Heerboth, Lawrie Kurian, Su Khiong Yong, Anand Rajagopalan, Saravanan Balasubramaniyan, Tashbeeb Haque, Andreas Wolf, Guoqing Li, Lilach Zukerman, Oren Shani
  • Publication number: 20200288326
    Abstract: This application relates to electronic devices configured to connect to a wireless local area network and communicate using a trigger-based access mechanism. An access point is configured to manage the wireless local area network. The access point includes a processing subsystem configured to select a channel associated with a communications medium for communicating with the set of electronic devices. The processing subsystem is also configured to monitor the channel to detect interference from radio frequency sources not connected to the wireless local area network, receive channel information for at least one additional channel associated with the communications medium from the electronic devices, and configure an interface circuit of the access point to communicate with the set of electronic devices on a new channel based, at least in part, on the channel information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 10, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel R. BORGES, Joseph HAKIM, Sriram HARIHARAN, Yoel BOGER, Xiaowen WANG, Yaniv DVORY
  • Publication number: 20200267552
    Abstract: A controller device within a home network (or any suitable network) can be configured to manage network access tokens for various accessory devices within the home network. These network access tokens can be used by the accessory devices to access the home network without needing the network owner's network password. The network access tokens can be revocable and/or for a limited time. The controller device can generate the network access tokens, and can provide them to the accessory devices (or other user devices) as well as to an access device on the home network. Once the access device is provisioned with the accessory device's network access token, the router can control whether the accessory device is to be granted access to the home network and for how long.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne A. Lee, Zaka Ur Rehman Ashraf, Daniel R. Borges, Kyle C. Brogle, Srinivas Rama, Benjamin S. Turner, Hung Q. Le, Devin E. Gund, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Praveen Chegondi
  • Publication number: 20200107263
    Abstract: This application relates to electronic devices configured to connect to a wireless local area network and communicate using a trigger-based access mechanism. An access point is configured to define a contention-free period associated with a communications medium utilized by the wireless local area network. During the contention-free period, the access point allocates transmission opportunities to each of a number of electronic devices by transmitting trigger frames to the electronic devices via the communications medium. Each trigger frame can be directed to a particular electronic device and indicates to that electronic device that the current transmission opportunity has been allocated to that electronic device to transmit data (e.g., frames) to the access point via the communications medium. The access point implements an algorithm for allocating two or more transmission opportunities within a contention-free period to two or more corresponding electronic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Inventors: Yoel BOGER, Yaniv DVORY, Daniel R. BORGES, Danny SALMAN
  • Publication number: 20200059941
    Abstract: An apparatus such as a wireless communication device (UE) may include first circuitry configured to conduct wireless communications according to a first radio access technology (RAT) in a first frequency band and in a second frequency band, where the first RAT is a cellular RAT, the first frequency band is in an unlicensed spectrum, and the second frequency band is in a licensed spectrum. The apparatus may include second circuitry configured to conduct wireless communications according to a second RAT in the first frequency band, wherein the second RAT is a wireless local area network (WLAN) RAT. The apparatus may be configured to determine to perform a scan operation in the first frequency band using the first circuitry and, based on one or more transmissions by the second circuitry using the first frequency band, adjust one or more parameters for the scan measurement by the first circuitry. The cellular communications in the first frequency band may be LAA communications, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Publication date: February 20, 2020
    Inventors: Farouk Belghoul, Paul V. Flynn, Louie J. Sanguinetti, Bernd W. Adler, Christian W. Mucke, Joseph Hakim, Ronald W. Dimpflmaier, Matthias Sauer, Tushar R. Shah, Daniel R. Borges, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Cesar Perez
  • Patent number: 10568158
    Abstract: In one set of embodiments, one or more client stations operate to configure Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN)—direct communication with neighboring client stations, i.e., direct communication between the client stations without utilizing an intermediate access point. Embodiments of the disclosure relate to NAN datapath scheduling and NAN pre-datapath operation setup and scheduling. The NAN datapath embodiments described herein provide a mechanism through which devices can communicate and provide services. Aspects of the datapath development include datapath scheduling, including datapath setup and scheduling attributes, as well as pre-datapath operation triggering and scheduling. Scheduling may include determination of a type of datapath, including paging and synchronized datapaths. NAN data cluster base schedules may be scheduled as equal-sets or subsets of datapath schedules. The datapath model may be implemented for unicast and multicast communication between client stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Liu, Christiaan A. Hartman, Daniel R. Borges, Peter N. Heerboth, Lawrie Kurian, Su Khiong Yong, Anand Rajagopalan, Saravanan Balasubramaniyan, Tashbeeb Haque, Andreas Wolf, Guoqing Li, Lilach Zukerman, Oren Shani
  • Publication number: 20200053729
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device may contend for access to a shared communication channel on behalf of the electronic device and a recipient electronic device, where the access has a duration. Then, the electronic device may provide a schedule frame intended for the recipient electronic device that includes information that specifies one or more time slots during the duration that are associated with the recipient electronic device and one or more communication functions of the recipient electronic device in the one or more time slots. Moreover, the electronic device may provide a data frame with data intended for the recipient electronic device. In response, the electronic device may receive a response frame associated with the recipient electronic device, where the response frame is received during at least one of the one or more time slots.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Publication date: February 13, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel R. Borges, Oren Shani, Christiaan A. Hartman, Yong Liu, Charles F. Dominguez, Karthik R. Mekala, Tashbeeb Haque, Lawrie Kurian, Mete Fikirlier, Guoqing Li, Rajneesh Kumar, Ka Ho P. Poon, Brian B. Whitaker, Joseph Hakim, John A. Wilson, Tony Chi Wang Ng, Roopkumar Parthasarathy Rao, Curtis J. Schmidek, Shishir Gupta, Tushar R. Shah, Jacob H. Power, Bryan J. Follis, Anand Rajagopalan
  • Publication number: 20200029198
    Abstract: One or more wireless stations operate to configure Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN)—direct communication with neighboring wireless stations, i.e., direct communication between the wireless stations without utilizing an intermediate access point. Embodiments of the disclosure relate to reciprocating service between two or more wireless stations. The reciprocating service embodiments described herein provide a mechanism through which devices can participate in a same service instant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Yong Liu, Christiaan A. Hartman, Daniel R. Borges, Peter N. Heerboth, Lawrie Kurian, Su Khiong Yong, Anand Rajagopalan, Saravanan Balasubramaniyan, Tashbeeb Haque, Andreas Wolf, Guoqing Li, Lilach Zukerman
  • Publication number: 20200022192
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth herein disclose techniques for enabling a user device to seamlessly establish a secure, high-bandwidth wireless connection with a vehicle accessory system to enable the user device to wirelessly stream user interface (UI) information to the vehicle accessory system. To implement this technique, a lower-bandwidth wireless technology (e.g., Bluetooth) is used as an initial means for establishing a Wi-Fi pairing between the user device and the vehicle accessory system. Wi-Fi parameters associated with a Wi-Fi network provided by the vehicle accessory system can be communicated to the user device using the lower-bandwidth wireless technology. A secure Wi-Fi connection can then be established between the user device and the vehicle accessory system using the provided Wi-Fi parameters. The embodiments also disclose a technique for enabling the user device to automatically reconnect with the vehicle accessory system in a seamless manner (e.g., when returning to a vehicle).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Inventors: Daniel R. BORGES, Sriram HARIHARAN, Matthew L. SEMERSKY, Michael J. GILES, Andre M. BOULE, Brian D. PIETSCH, Artiom SHAMIS, Ganesha Adkasthala GANAPATHI BATA, Christopher R. WHITNEY, Tanya G. KANCHEVA, Friedrich W. DREES
  • Publication number: 20200007199
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for indicating a preference to receive a single-user multiple input multiple output (SU-MIMO) or multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) transmission from an access point (AP). Embodiments include generating a standard action frame that contains an action field that species a preference to receive a SU-MIMO or MU-MIMO transmission from the AP. A station (STA) can transmit the generated action frame to the AP. The STA can receive an acknowledgement frame from the AP that indicates the AP is configured to use the requested transmission method. The STA can then receive data from the AP using the requested transmission method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Wang, Guoqing Li, Veerendra Boodannavar, Daniel R. Borges, Sreevalsan Vallath
  • Patent number: 10462805
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (UE) includes a cellular processor configured to conduct wireless communications according to a first radio access technology (RAT) in a first frequency band and in a second frequency band, wherein the first RAT is a cellular RAT, the first frequency band is in an unlicensed spectrum, and the second frequency band is in a licensed spectrum. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a wireless local area network (WLAN) processor configured to conduct wireless communications according to a second RAT in the first frequency band. In some embodiments, the cellular processor and the WLAN processor are configured to couple to a common antenna for communications in the first frequency band. In some embodiments, the cellular processor may notify the WLAN processor when it is scanning and/or when it is assigned secondary component carriers in the first frequency band. In some embodiments, the WLAN processor may notify the cellular processor when it is transmitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Farouk Belghoul, Paul V. Flynn, Louie J. Sanguinetti, Bernd W. Adler, Christian W. Mucke, Joseph Hakim, Ronald W. Dimpflmaier, Matthias Sauer, Tushar R. Shah, Daniel R. Borges, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Cesar Perez
  • Publication number: 20190327228
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to, among other things, improving data security with respect to data collection, verification, and authentication techniques associated with obtaining and transmitting identity information. For example, an identity credential may be secured using biometric information associated with a user, the biometric information being obtained using a first biometric input method of a plurality of biometric input methods. When the user is later authenticated, the authentication may be based at least in part on determining that the user has selected a biometric input method that matches the biometric input method used to secure the credential as well as providing biometric information that matches the biometric information used to secure the identity credential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Achim Pantfoerder, Daniel R. Borges, Irene M. Graff, Johan O. Bergerengen, Subash Marri Sridhar, Thomas Elliott
  • Publication number: 20190325125
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to, among other things, improving data security with respect to data collection, verification, and authentication techniques associated with obtaining and transmitting identity information. For example, an identification credential may be received (e.g., via a short-range communications protocol such as iBeacon) by a first device from a second device. The credential may be associated with a second user of the second device. The first device may verify the credential and, if valid, an additional option to approve a secure communications channel may be presented at the first device. If the additional option is selected, a secure communications channel may be established between the first device and the second device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Achim Pantfoerder, Daniel R. Borges, Irene M. Graff, Johan O. Bergerengen, Subash Marri Sridhar, Thomas Elliott
  • Patent number: 10455401
    Abstract: In one set of embodiments, one or more wireless stations operate to configure Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN)—direct communication with neighboring wireless stations, i.e., direct communication between the wireless stations without utilizing an intermediate access point. Embodiments of the disclosure relate to reciprocating service between two or more wireless stations. The reciprocating service embodiments described herein provide a mechanism through which devices can participate in a same service instant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Liu, Christiaan A. Hartman, Daniel R. Borges, Peter N. Heerboth, Lawrie Kurian, Su Khiong Yong, Anand Rajagopalan, Saravanan Balasubramaniyan, Tashbeeb Haque, Andreas Wolf, Guoqing Li, Lilach Zukerman