Patents by Inventor Jani K. Knaappila

Jani K. Knaappila 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: 10440570
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that may be implemented to use angle of arrival (AoA) of a signal transmitted between two Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless devices to initially authenticate a connection between the two BLE devices. In one example, bonding or pairing with a first BLE device may be restricted to only those other BLE devices having an antenna currently positioned to transmit a signal to the first BLE device from an allowed direction and within a predefined permitted range of AoA relative to the first BLE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventor: Jani K. Knaappila
  • Publication number: 20180176776
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that may be implemented to use angle of arrival (AoA) of a signal transmitted between two Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless devices to initially authenticate a connection between the two BLE devices. In one example, bonding or pairing with a first BLE device may be restricted to only those other BLE devices having an antenna currently positioned to transmit a signal to the first BLE device from an allowed direction and within a predefined permitted range of AoA relative to the first BLE device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventor: Jani K. Knaappila
  • Publication number: 20180152917
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that may be implemented to use resource filtering to provide multiple different device personalities and/or multiple different resources from a radio frequency (RF)-enabled wireless device or apparatus to one or more other connecting RF-enabled wireless devices across one or more wireless connections. In one example, each different given resource of a wireless device may be associated with at least one filter which may be used by the device to determine which connection/s the given resource may be provided, and a given resource may only be provided to a given connecting device only if the given resource passes the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Jere M. Knaappila, Jani K. Knaappila