Patents by Inventor David Winkler

David Winkler 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: 10348117
    Abstract: An apparatus, such as a user device, can comprise a battery, a plurality of antennas, a transceiver, a charging pad interface, and a controller. The battery can be configured to power the user device. The plurality of antennas can be configured to send and receive signals to and from a wireless node. The transceiver can be configured to communicate, via the plurality of antennas, with the wireless node. The charging pad interface can be configured to detect that the apparatus is coupled to a charging pad and to receive charging power from the charging pad. The controller can be configured to change a configuration of at least one antenna from the plurality of antennas in response to the charging pad interface detecting that the apparatus is coupled to the charging pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: David A. Winkler, Wayne Ballantyne, Eric L. Krenz
  • Patent number: 10284000
    Abstract: The present application provides an electromagnetic coupling interface and a method for managing an electromagnetic coupling capability relative to a particular charge location with an electromagnetic coupling interface. The electromagnetic coupling interface includes a carrier substrate including two or more moveably coupled segments, the carrier substrate having at least two use positions, where in each use position the two or more moveably coupled segments have a different spatial arrangement. The electromagnetic coupling further includes two or more sets of conductors, where each set of conductors is associated with a respective one of the two or more moveably coupled segments of the carrier substrate and is associated with one or more coils in each of the at least two use positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Martin Pais, David Winkler, Gary Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20180348828
    Abstract: An attachment for an electronic device includes a housing. The housing is selectively attachable to an electronic device or electronic device module by one or more coupling devices. At least one thermal energy mitigation device is carried by the housing. At least one thermal energy sensor is optionally carried by the housing. A control circuit of the attachment, or alternatively one or more processors of the electronic device or electronic device module can actuate the thermal energy mitigation device to dissipate thermal energy incident upon the housing, or generated by the electronic device, in response to signals from the thermal energy sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Publication date: December 6, 2018
    Inventors: Alberto R Cavallaro, Charles D. Wood, Morris Bowers, David Winkler
  • Patent number: 10132931
    Abstract: An extremely small, simple, digitally controlled tracking device provides greater transceiver functionality by being programmable across a wide frequency range and various modulation formats with the same circuit components. Additionally, the programmable nature of the tracking device provides reliable scheduling functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Robert MacCurdy, Steven Powell, Richard Gabrielson, David Winkler
  • Patent number: 10026547
    Abstract: The present application provides a coil for facilitating an electromagnetic coupling and method for increasing the degree of an electromagnetic coupling. The coil for facilitating an electromagnetic coupling includes one or more loops formed from a material through which an electric current can flow. At least one of the one or more loops is adjustable, including at least one of a size and a shape of the at least one of the one or more loops of the coil being selectively adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Martin R Pais, David A Winkler
  • Publication number: 20180193409
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of treating a disease or condition associated with signalling via the TPO receptor. The method comprises the step of administering an effective amount of a peptidyl TPO receptor antagonist to a subject in need thereof, wherein the peptidyl TPOR receptor antagonist is a cyclic or linear peptidyl compound comprising the following structural formula (I): Xbb-Xaa-Xcc wherein Xbb represents a residue of an amino acid selected from arginine (R) and lysine (K); Xaa represents a residue of an amino acid selected from glutamine (Q), asparagine (N), aspartic acid (D), and glutamic acid (E); Xcc represents a residue of an amino acid selected from tryptophan (W), phenylalanine (F), tyrosine (Y), and histidine (H); or a salt thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: POLYMERS CRC LIMITED
    Inventors: David HAYLOCK, Anna TARASOVA, David WINKLER
  • Publication number: 20180164355
    Abstract: A method is provided. The method comprises determining configuration data; wherein the configuration data comprises a resistance of a bypass circuit coupled between a remote radio head and a power cable; using the configuration data, determining the resistance of the power cable coupling a programmable power supply to the remote radio head mounted on a mounting structure, comprising: entering a calibration mode; setting an output voltage of the programmable power supply; measuring an output current of the programmable power supply; storing the output current; and determining the cable resistance; and storing the resistance of the power cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Applicant: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Winkler, Daryl A. Coleman, Andrew E. Beck
  • Patent number: 9939870
    Abstract: A method and apparatus reduce power consumption and mitigate declining battery life. In some embodiments, an initial full charge capacity, C(O), of a rechargeable battery is determined. A full charge capacity, C(t), of the rechargeable battery is determined at time t. An average power consumption profile is determined. A reduced power consumption is implemented based on the average power consumption profile and a factor C(t)/C(O). In other embodiments, functions that are not used in an average power consumption profile are deactivated. Other functions that occur in certain use cases of the average power consumption profile are activated and deactivated as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Abhijith Krishnappa, Wayne Ballantyne, Karthik Kumar, David A. Winkler
  • Publication number: 20180090968
    Abstract: The present application provides an electromagnetic coupling interface and a method for managing an electromagnetic coupling capability relative to a particular charge location with an electromagnetic coupling interface. The electromagnetic coupling interface includes a carrier substrate including two or more moveably coupled segments, the carrier substrate having at least two use positions, where in each use position the two or more moveably coupled segments have a different spatial arrangement. The electromagnetic coupling further includes two or more sets of conductors, where each set of conductors is associated with a respective one of the two or more moveably coupled segments of the carrier substrate and is associated with one or more coils in each of the at least two use positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Inventors: Martin Pais, David Winkler, Gary Cunningham
  • Patent number: 9924464
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for identifying at least one alternate power source to provide power to a portable device during an upcoming time period of use. The method includes monitoring power parameters associated with at least one battery of the portable device and determining, based on the power parameters, whether the at least one battery that is currently coupled to the portable device is capable of powering the portable device for an entirety of an upcoming time period of use. In response to determining the at least one battery is not capable of powering the portable device for the entirety of the upcoming time period of use, identifying at least one alternate power source that may provide power for use during the upcoming time period of use. The method then includes generating and outputting a power management strategy, which utilizes the at least one alternate power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Alberto Cavallaro, Amit Kumar Agrawal, David Winkler
  • Patent number: 9917468
    Abstract: A wearable charging apparatus configured for charging of a wearable device while the wearable device is in an operative position, such as on the wrist of the user the wearable charging apparatus includes a front housing portion, a rear charging portion, a coupling member and a charge system. The wearable device is positionable between the front housing portion and the rear charging portion. The front portion has a battery and the rear charging portion has a wearable charge coil that is placed in operable position relative to the wearable device and configured to electrically communicate with a coil within the body of the wearable device and coupled to a wearable battery therewith, to, in turn, transfer power from the battery within the cavity to the wearable battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Alberto R. Cavallaro, David A. Winkler
  • Patent number: 9911306
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a smart hydration container or bottle which accurately tracks a user's liquid intake. The smart hydration container utilizes a new capacitive sensing technology which does not require a complicated design for capacitive conductive surfaces and provides accurate capacitive measurements which map to volume measurements. Through the use of calibrated data, the smart hydration container accurately measures capacitance “as a whole” of the entire container's contents even when the container is not resting upright. In some implementations, the smart hydration container utilizes a combination of capacitive sensing, motion sensing, position sensing, and/or temperature sensing to provide an accurate measure of liquid volume in the container. The capacitive sensor may be electrically shielded by a passive conductive sensor shield, a grounded conductive sensor shield, or an active conductive sensor shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: MAGICAL BY DESIGN, LLC
    Inventors: Bukasa Tshilombo, Kandarp Jani, David Winkler
  • Publication number: 20180035383
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for identifying at least one alternate power source to provide power to a portable device during an upcoming time period of use. The method includes monitoring power parameters associated with at least one battery of the portable device and determining, based on the power parameters, whether the at least one battery that is currently coupled to the portable device is capable of powering the portable device for an entirety of an upcoming time period of use. In response to determining the at least one battery is not capable of powering the portable device for the entirety of the upcoming time period of use, identifying at least one alternate power source that may provide power for use during the upcoming time period of use. The method then includes generating and outputting a power management strategy, which utilizes the at least one alternate power source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: ALBERTO CAVALLARO, AMIT KUMAR AGRAWAL, DAVID WINKLER
  • Publication number: 20180013309
    Abstract: A method, a portable electronic device and a wireless charging system enables a load to be charged by selectively using a detection circuit configuration and a power receiving circuit configuration. A controller is coupled within a wireless power receiver (i) to a sensing circuit having a multi-tapped coil and (ii) to a rectifier that is coupled to the sensing circuit and removably coupled to a load. The controller detects, at an output of the rectifier, a first signal corresponding to an externally transmitted signal that is magnetically coupled to the multi-tapped coil while the sensing circuit is in the detection circuit configuration. In response to detecting the first signal, the controller switches from the detection circuit configuration to the power receiving circuit configuration. The controller then connects the load to the output of the rectifier in order to deliver power to the load.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: DAVID WINKLER, BRITTON BAUGHER
  • Publication number: 20170335907
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydraulic circuit (1) of a torque transmission device, wherein at least two, in particular closed in a non-actuated state (normally closed), clutches (2, 3) of the torque transmission device can be element (12, 13) of the hydraulic circuit, wherein in a clutch opening state, every clutch valve element (12, 13) is connected to a high-pressure line (30) that is applied with the pressure of a high-pressure hydraulic accumulator (31) and/or generator (32), by means of a pressurisation line (22, 23) for the deflection of the clutch (2, 3), and in a closing state, same is connected to a low-pressure tank (40) by means of a tank line (42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49) for releasing a deflection pressure, and wherein the tank lines (42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49) of the clutch valve elements (12, 33) are guided to a safety valve (50), in particular by means of a common collection tank line (41), which safety valve can be switched in such a way that the tank lines (42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48,
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Publication date: November 23, 2017
    Applicant: AVL COMMERCIAL DRIVELINE & TRACTOR ENGINEERING GMBH
    Inventors: STEFAN KUNTNER, GEBHARD WÖNTNER, UDO KNEITZ, ROLAND HINTRINGER, DAVID WINKLER
  • Publication number: 20170287630
    Abstract: The present application provides a coil for facilitating an electromagnetic coupling and method for increasing the degree of an electromagnetic coupling. The coil for facilitating an electromagnetic coupling includes one or more loops formed from a material through which an electric current can flow. At least one of the one or more loops is adjustable, including at least one of a size and a shape of the at least one of the one or more loops of the coil being selectively adjustable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Martin R Pais, David A Winkler
  • Publication number: 20170263102
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a smart hydration container or bottle which accurately tracks a user's liquid intake. The smart hydration container utilizes a new capacitive sensing technology which does not require a complicated design for capacitive conductive surfaces and provides accurate capacitive measurements which map to volume measurements. Through the use of calibrated data, the smart hydration container accurately measures capacitance “as a whole” of the entire container's contents even when the container is not resting upright. In some implementations, the smart hydration container utilizes a combination of capacitive sensing, motion sensing, position sensing, and/or temperature sensing to provide an accurate measure of liquid volume in the container. The capacitive sensor may be electrically shielded by a passive conductive sensor shield, a grounded conductive sensor shield, or an active conductive sensor shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Bukasa Tshilombo, Kandarp Jani, David Winkler
  • Publication number: 20170098953
    Abstract: An apparatus, such as a user device, can comprise a battery, a plurality of antennas, a transceiver, a charging pad interface, and a controller. The battery can be configured to power the user device. The plurality of antennas can be configured to send and receive signals to and from a wireless node. The transceiver can be configured to communicate, via the plurality of antennas, with the wireless node. The charging pad interface can be configured to detect that the apparatus is coupled to a charging pad and to receive charging power from the charging pad. The controller can be configured to change a configuration of at least one antenna from the plurality of antennas in response to the charging pad interface detecting that the apparatus is coupled to the charging pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventors: David A. Winkler, Wayne Ballantyne, Eric L. Krenz
  • Publication number: 20170098952
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless power transmission between a portable communication device and an add-on module allow a resonator coil in the portable communication device to both transmit and receive power. In an embodiment, the portable communication device provide power via various on time duty cycles based on a type of the add-on module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Publication date: April 6, 2017
    Inventor: David A. Winkler
  • Patent number: RE46943
    Abstract: The invention relates to novel compounds, processes for their preparation and their use in protecting biological materials from radiation damage (radioprotection).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: PETER MACCALLUM CANCER INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Roger Francis Martin, Jonathan White, Pavel Lobachevsky, David Winkler, Colin Skene, Sebastian Marcuccio