Patents by Inventor Matthew L. Semersky

Matthew L. Semersky 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).

  • 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: 11088567
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure are directed to methods of managing power of various modules of an electronic device to prevent the voltage of the battery from falling to an undervoltage lockout (UVLO) threshold. In some examples, software operating on the electronic device or an associated electronic device (e.g., a paired electronic device) may assign power budgets to one or more modules, thereby preventing each module from drawing its maximum current capacity and causing the battery's voltage level to fall to the UVLO threshold. In some examples, a pre-UVLO threshold (i.e., a threshold higher than the UVLO threshold) may be used to modify the states of one or more modules to save power as the voltage of the battery approaches the UVLO threshold, but before the device must be fully powered off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Cyril De La Cropte De Chanterac, David A. Hardell, Matthew L. Semersky, Yehonatan Perez
  • Patent number: 11032757
    Abstract: Passive and active scanning for extended range wireless networking. The choice between legacy and extended range signaling can depend on one or more factors. For passive scanning, an electronic device may transmit a combination of legacy beacons and extended range beacons for network discovery by receiving electronic devices. For active scanning, an electronic device may transmit extended range probe requests in addition to legacy probe requests to discover all of the access points within its transmission range. Responses to probe requests can use extended range, legacy, single user, and/or multi user protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jarkko L. Kneckt, Christiaan A. Hartman, Guoqing Li, Joonsuk Kim, Matthew L. Semersky, Oren Shani, Syed A. Mujtaba, Yong Liu
  • Patent number: 11026283
    Abstract: A client device can be configured to identify data to be communicated with a network. In some examples, the client device can determine one or more transient properties of the client device and/or receive a connection request from a host device that is connected to the network, where the connection request comprises one or more connection properties of the host device. In some instances, the client device can also be configured to determine whether the host device is capable of transmitting the data to the network based at least in part on the one or more transient properties of the client device and the one or more connection properties of the host device and/or establish a connection with the host device in accordance with determining that the host device is capable of transmitting the data to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ajoy K. Singh, Dennis Mathews, Paul V. Flynn, Wen Zhao, Yong Liu, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Sriram Hariharan, Matthew L. Semersky
  • Patent number: 10999798
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device (such as an access point) may provide a wake-up beacon to a recipient electronic device. During operation, the interface circuit may provide a wake-up beacon associated with a predefined sub-channel in one or more channels in a band of frequencies, where the wake-up beacon is for a wake-up radio in the recipient electronic device. Moreover, the wake-up beacon may be provided within an associated time interval, such as a keep-alive interval of the electronic device. In some embodiments, the wake-up beacon includes a field with channel information that specifies one or more second channels used by a main radio in the recipient electronic device. Alternatively or additionally, the wake-up beacon may include a field with service information that specifies one or more types of services and/or a field with information specifying a transmit power of the interface circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Yong Liu, Oren Shani, Christiaan A. Hartman, Xiaowen Wang, Christian W. Mucke, Tushar R. Shah, Jarkko L. Kneckt, Matthew L. Semersky, Yoel Boger, Josef Peery, Rajneesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 10924993
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device (such as an access point) may utilize a configurable wake-up-frame format. During operation, the interface circuit may receive a wake-up-radio (WUR)-setup request associated with a recipient electronic device, where the WUR-setup request specifies a proposed configurable wake-up-frame format. In response, the electronic device may determine the configurable wake-up-frame format to be used based at least in part on the proposed configurable wake-up-frame format. Then, the interface circuit may provide a WUR-setup response intended for the recipient electronic device, where the WUR-setup response specifies the configurable wake-up-frame format selected for use. Note that the configurable wake-up-frame format may specify a payload length in a wake-up frame and/or one or more operations of at least one of the recipient electronic device or the electronic device after the wake-up frame is transmitted by the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jarkko L. Kneckt, Matthew L. Semersky, Christiaan A. Hartman, Oren Shani, Yong Liu, Xiaowen Wang, Tushar R. Shah, Yoel Boger, Rajneesh Kumar, Josef Peery, Christian W. Mucke, Guoqing Li
  • Publication number: 20200267630
    Abstract: Passive and active scanning for extended range wireless networking. The choice between legacy and extended range signaling can depend on one or more factors. For passive scanning, an electronic device may transmit a combination of legacy beacons and extended range beacons for network discovery by receiving electronic devices. For active scanning, an electronic device may transmit extended range probe requests in addition to legacy probe requests to discover all of the access points within its transmission range. Responses to probe requests can use extended range, legacy, single user, and/or multi user protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Publication date: August 20, 2020
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jarkko L. KNECKT, Christiaan A. HARTMAN, Guoqing Li, Joonsuk KIM, Matthew L. SEMERSKY, Oren SHANI, Syed A. MUJTABA, Yong LIU
  • Patent number: 10638423
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device (such as an access point) may provide a group wake-up packet to a group of recipient electronic devices in a set of recipient electronic devices. During operation, the interface circuit may select the group in the set of recipient electronic devices, where the group includes at least one of the recipient electronic devices. Then, the interface circuit may provide the group wake-up packet for the recipient electronic devices in the group with information that specifies that a subset of the recipient electronic devices in the group transition from a low-power mode. For example, the information may include a bitmap that specifies the subset and an identifier of the group. Note that the electronic device may dynamically define the group. Alternatively, the recipient electronic devices in the group may be static.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Yong Liu, Oren Shani, Xiaowen Wang, Christiaan A. Hartman, Matthew L. Semersky, Josef Peery, Yoel Boger, Tushar R. Shah, Rajneesh Kumar, Christian W. Mucke
  • Patent number: 10594450
    Abstract: An electronic device communicates frames with an access point (AP) by receiving, from the AP, a frame header that includes information specifying a first set of tones of an OFDMA communication, the first set of tones associated with first resource block subchannels having a first bandwidth used by the AP to transmit a frame payload. The electronic device obtains a second set of tones associated with second resource block subchannels having a second bandwidth that differs from the first bandwidth, and receives the frame payload using the OFDMA communication, the second resource block subchannels, and the second set of tones. Alternatively, an electronic device dynamically switches a channel-access mode when communicating a frame with the AP depending on whether the communication includes a primary 20 MHz channel. In a technique, an MU-PPDU is communicated using a frame via a non-primary 20 MHz channel without using the primary 20 MHz channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Oren Shani, Matthew L. Semersky, Ashok Ranganath, Jarkko L. Kneckt, Christiaan A. Hartman, Yong Liu, Su Khiong Yong, Joonsuk Kim
  • Patent number: 10575242
    Abstract: Passive and active scanning for extended range wireless networking. The choice between legacy and extended range signaling can depend on one or more factors. For passive scanning, an electronic device may transmit a combination of legacy beacons and extended range beacons for network discovery by receiving electronic devices. For active scanning, an electronic device may transmit extended range probe requests in addition to legacy probe requests to discover all of the access points within its transmission range. Responses to probe requests can use extended range, legacy, single user, and/or multi user protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jarkko L. Kneckt, Christiaan A. Hartman, Guoqing Li, Joonsuk Kim, Matthew L. Semersky, Oren Shani, Syed A. Mujtaba, Yong Liu
  • 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: 20190326776
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure are directed to methods of managing power of various modules of an electronic device to prevent the voltage of the battery from falling to an undervoltage lockout (UVLO) threshold. In some examples, software operating on the electronic device or an associated electronic device (e.g., a paired electronic device) may assign power budgets to one or more modules, thereby preventing each module from drawing its maximum current capacity and causing the battery's voltage level to fall to the UVLO threshold. In some examples, a pre-UVLO threshold (i.e., a threshold higher than the UVLO threshold) may be used to modify the states of one or more modules to save power as the voltage of the battery approaches the UVLO threshold, but before the device must be fully powered off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Cyril DE LA CROPTE DE CHANTERAC, David A. HARDELL, Matthew L. SEMERSKY, Yehonatan PEREZ
  • Patent number: 10425976
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Borges, Sriram Hariharan, Matthew L. Semersky, Michael J. Giles, Andre M. Boule, Brian D. Pietsch, Artiom Shamis, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Christopher R. Whitney, Tanya G. Kancheva, Friedrich W. Drees
  • Patent number: 10375620
    Abstract: A host device may include a first wireless communication circuit, a second wireless communication circuit including a proxy router, and a host processor communicatively coupled to the wireless communication circuits. The host device may receive, via the second wireless communication circuit, an advertisement message from a client device. The advertisement message may include a request for communication of data with a network. The host device may determine at least one of a communication policy preference of the host device and a network connection property of the host device. The proxy router may select the first or the second wireless communication circuit for use by the host device to communicate the data with the network. The host device may provide, via the second wireless communication circuit, a connection request to the client device, and then transfer, using the selected wireless communication circuit, the data between the client device and the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul V. Flynn, Wen Zhao, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Sriram Hariharan, Matthew L. Semersky
  • Patent number: 10313226
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for selectively decoding a multicast subframe in a multi-user frame for a wireless communications protocol. Embodiments include transmitting a request frame including a multicast group address for a multicast group to an access point (AP). The AP can determine a multicast identifier for the multicast group based on the multicast group address in the request frame. The AP can also transmit a response frame including the determined multicast identifier to a station (STA). The STA can receive a multi-user frame containing a multicast subframe from the AP. The STA can determine whether the multicast subframe is destined for the STA based on the determined multicast identifier and a multicast identifier stored in a preamble of the multi-user frame. The STA can determine whether to decode the multicast subframe based on the determination of whether the multicast subframe is destined for the STA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Yong Liu, Joonsuk Kim, Christiaan A. Hartman, Su Khiong Yong, Syed A. Mujtaba, Matthew L. Semersky
  • Patent number: 10285200
    Abstract: An access point selects a channel access policy for an electronic device in a wireless local area network (WLAN). During operation, an interface circuit of the access point receives a channel access preference from the electronic device. The channel access preference includes: a multi-user trigger-based channel access technique, a single-user contention-based channel access technique, or both. The interface circuit selects the channel access policy for the electronic device based, at least in part, on the received channel access preference. The channel access policy can also be selected based at least in part on a communication performance metric associated with communication in the WLAN. The interface circuit communicates the selected channel access policy to the electronic device, which subsequently accesses a communication channel and communicates packets with the access point in accordance with the channel access policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Christiaan A. Hartman, Ashok Ranganath, Joonsuk Kim, Matthew L. Semersky, Oren Shani, Su Khiong Yong, Yong Liu
  • Publication number: 20190069231
    Abstract: An interface circuit in an electronic device (such as an access point) may utilize a configurable wake-up-frame format. During operation, the interface circuit may receive a wake-up-radio (WUR)-setup request associated with a recipient electronic device, where the WUR-setup request specifies a proposed configurable wake-up-frame format. In response, the electronic device may determine the configurable wake-up-frame format to be used based at least in part on the proposed configurable wake-up-frame format. Then, the interface circuit may provide a WUR-setup response intended for the recipient electronic device, where the WUR-setup response specifies the configurable wake-up-frame format selected for use. Note that the configurable wake-up-frame format may specify a payload length in a wake-up frame and/or one or more operations of at least one of the recipient electronic device or the electronic device after the wake-up frame is transmitted by the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventors: Jarkko L. Kneckt, Matthew L. Semersky, Christiaan A. Hartman, Oren Shani, Yong Liu, Xiaowen Wang, Tushar R. Shah, Yoel Boger, Rajneesh Kumar, Josef Peery, Christian W. Mucke, Guoqing Li
  • Publication number: 20190069329
    Abstract: A client device can be configured to identify data to be communicated with a network. In some examples, the client device can determine one or more transient properties of the client device and/or receive a connection request from a host device that is connected to the network, where the connection request comprises one or more connection properties of the host device. In some instances, the client device can also be configured to determine whether the host device is capable of transmitting the data to the network based at least in part on the one or more transient properties of the client device and the one or more connection properties of the host device and/or establish a connection with the host device in accordance with determining that the host device is capable of transmitting the data to the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ajoy K. Singh, Dennis Mathews, Paul V. Flynn, Wen Zhao, Yong Liu, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Sriram Hariharan, Matthew L. Semersky
  • Patent number: 10212694
    Abstract: This document describes multicast communication between wireless devices. A scheduling frame may be wirelessly transmitted by a wireless device. The scheduling frame may include a multicast address indicating a group of intended receiving devices for a payload frame. The scheduling frame may further include scheduling information indicating an order for the group of intended receiving devices to transmit acknowledgement information for the payload frame. A payload frame may also be wirelessly transmitted by the wireless device. The payload frame may include payload information intended for the group of intended receiving devices. Additionally, acknowledgement frames may be wirelessly received by the wireless device from at least a subset of the group of intended receiving devices. The acknowledgement frames may be received according to the order indicated in the scheduling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Harish Ramamurthy, Kapil Chhabra, Matthew L. Semersky, Daniel R. Borges, Charles F. Dominguez
  • Publication number: 20190014541
    Abstract: An interface circuit in a device, e.g., an access point, may perform link adaptation. During operation, the interface circuit may provide a wake-up frame, e.g., a LP-WUR packet, associated with a channel in a band of frequencies, where the wake-up frame is intended for a wake-up radio in a recipient device. Then, the interface circuit may receive, from the recipient device, feedback information associated with a second channel in a second band of frequencies, where the feedback information is associated with a main radio in the recipient device. Based at least in part on the feedback information, the interface circuit may estimate one or more communication metrics associated with the channel in the band of frequencies. Moreover, based at least in part on the one or more communication metrics, the interface circuit may determine a data rate for use in communication via the channel in the band of frequencies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Publication date: January 10, 2019
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Oren Shani, Yong Liu, Xiaowen Wang, Yoel Boger, Christiaan A. Hartman, Christian W. Mucke, Tushar R. Shah, Matthew L. Semersky, Josef Peery