Patents by Inventor Yair Karmi

Yair Karmi 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: 20180276439
    Abstract: A mobile device may include a first fingerprint sensor, including a platen, residing on a first side of the mobile device, and a display residing on a second side of the mobile device. The second side may be opposite from the first side. The mobile device may include a control system configured for communication with the first fingerprint sensor and the display. The control system may be further configured for receiving first fingerprint sensor signals from the first fingerprint sensor corresponding to a fingerprint contact area of a first finger positioned on the platen, for detecting one or more finger distortions corresponding to changes of the first fingerprint sensor signals and for controlling the mobile device based, at least in part, on the one or more finger distortions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jessica Liu Strohmann, Yair Karmi, Yipeng Lu, Hrishikesh Vijaykumar Panchawagh, David William Burns
  • Publication number: 20180276443
    Abstract: An apparatus may include an ultrasonic sensor system, a platen, a set of bioimpedance electrodes proximate the platen and a control system configured for communication with the ultrasonic sensor system and the set of bioimpedance electrodes. The control system may be further configured for controlling the ultrasonic sensor system to transmit ultrasonic waves, receiving ultrasonic sensor signals from the ultrasonic sensor system corresponding to ultrasonic waves reflected from a portion of a body in contact with the platen, receiving bioimpedance measurements from the set of bioimpedance electrodes and estimating a status of one or more biometric indicators of the portion of the body based on the ultrasonic sensor signals and the bioimpedance measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jessica Liu Strohmann, Yair Karmi, Yipeng Lu, Hrishikesh Vijaykumar Panchawagh, David William Burns
  • Publication number: 20180276440
    Abstract: Some disclosed methods involve controlling an ultrasonic sensor system to transmit ultrasonic waves and receiving signals from the ultrasonic sensor system corresponding to ultrasonic waves reflected from a finger positioned on a platen. The methods may involve obtaining fingerprint image data corresponding to the signals and determining a change in a force of at least a portion of the finger on the platen corresponding to the signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 27, 2018
    Inventors: Jessica Liu Strohmann, Yair Karmi, Yipeng Lu, Hrishikesh Vijaykumar Panchawagh, David William Burns
  • Patent number: 10042546
    Abstract: A method of presenting multiple frames on a touch screen is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the method includes detecting multiple touch locations on a touch screen of an electronic device for at least an activation time. The method also includes splitting a display area of the touch screen into a first frame and a second frame based on the multiple touch locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yair Karmi, Philip D Floyd, Eric J Worthington
  • Patent number: 9680313
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to methods and devices for fee-based wireless power. A method may include subscribing to a wireless power plan and receiving wireless power at one or more electronic devices according to a wireless power subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Francesco Grilli, Roger Wayne Martin, MaryBeth Selby, David Maldonado, Stein Arne Lundby, Peng Li, Sandip S. Minhas, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Yair Karmi
  • Patent number: 9537544
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applications of identification of variations of propagation path to transmit diversity control. Transmit diversity parameters may be modified according to detected dynamics, which may, for example, be related to changes in actual propagation and network conditions. Such dynamics may be referred to as mobility parameters. Mobility parameters may apply to variability in a propagation path due to any conditions. Determination of a mobility parameter may be conducted using one or more of multiple parameters available to the mobile terminal. Such feedback information indication, which is related to the propagation path conditions, may be provided to the apparatus, which would attempt to find a more desired mode of operation, which may lead to reduction in power and the improvement of the quality of transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yair Karmi, Eduardo Abreu
  • Patent number: 9502909
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power management. A method may include detecting one or more wireless chargers for charging an energy storage device of one or more monitored energy storage devices if the energy storage device drops below a threshold value. Moreover, the method may include selecting a charging scheme for an electronic device associated with the energy storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Yair Karmi, Sandip S. Minhas, Srinivas Raghavan, Peng Li, David Maldonado, MaryBeth Selby, Saumitra Mohan Das
  • Patent number: 9281966
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for modifying a transmit diversity signal comprising receiving at least one input parameter, calculating at least one virtual parameter based on the at least one input parameter, converting the at least one virtual parameter into an actual parameter, and modifying a transmit diversity signal based on the actual parameter. Variations of the invention are possible, including mapping the input parameter to an actual parameter by various methods, for example, quantization, hysteresis and other methods. Embodiments of the invention may include an apparatus adapted to modify a transmit diversity signal comprising a processor to calculate at least one virtual parameter based on at least one input parameter, convert said at least one virtual parameter to an actual parameter, and modify said transmit diversity signal based on said actual parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Abreu, Yair Karmi
  • Patent number: 9065510
    Abstract: A method and system for improving closed loop feedback in transmit diversity communication. In one embodiment of the invention, a predetermined variation of one or more transmit diversity parameters is performed at the transmit diversity transmitter. The receiver compares the transmit diversity parameter values of the received signals to the predetermined variation and transmits to the transmitter a value of a transmit diversity correction parameter. The transmitter may use this correction value to modify the transmit diversity parameter in a subsequent transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Haim Harel, Yair Karmi, Kenneth Kludt, Sherwin Wang
  • Publication number: 20140359757
    Abstract: An authentication process may involve presenting an image on a display device, such as an icon associated with an application, indicating an area for a user to touch. At least partial fingerprint data may be obtained during one or more finger taps or touches in the area. Based on a comparison of the partial fingerprint data and master fingerprint data of the rightful user, a control system may determine whether to invoke a function. Invoking the function may involve authorizing a commercial transaction or unlocking the display device. In some implementations, determining whether to invoke the function may be based on a level of security.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammed Ibrahim Sezan, David C. Bartnik, David William Burns, Jack Conway Kitchens, II, Leonard C. Pratt, John Keith Schneider, Suryaprakash Ganti, Yair Karmi
  • Patent number: 8853995
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to wireless power. A method may comprise receiving wireless power with a receiver and charging an accumulator with energy from the received wireless power. The method may further include conveying energy from the accumulator to an energy storage device upon a charging level of the accumulator reaching a threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: William H Von Novak, Francesco Grilli, Jeremy D Dunworth, Jonathan T Velasco, MaryBeth Selby, David Maldonado, Stein A Lundby, Peng Li, Sandip S Minhas, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Yair Karmi, Srinivas Raghavan, Alireza Hormoz Mohammadian, Ernest T Ozaki, Rinat Burdo
  • Publication number: 20140140441
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for modifying a transmit diversity signal comprising receiving at least one input parameter, calculating at least one virtual parameter based on the at least one input parameter, converting the at least one virtual parameter into an actual parameter, and modifying a transmit diversity signal based on the actual parameter. Variations of the invention are possible, including mapping the input parameter to an actual parameter by various methods, for example, quantization, hysteresis and other methods. Embodiments of the invention may include an apparatus adapted to modify a transmit diversity signal comprising a processor to calculate at least one virtual parameter based on at least one input parameter, convert said at least one virtual parameter to an actual parameter, and modify said transmit diversity signal based on said actual parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Eduardo ABREU, Yair KARMI
  • Publication number: 20140134965
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applications of identification of variations of propagation path to transmit diversity control. Transmit diversity parameters may be modified according to detected dynamics, which may, for example, be related to changes in actual propagation and network conditions. Such dynamics may be referred to as mobility parameters. Mobility parameters may apply to variability in a propagation path due to any conditions. Determination of a mobility parameter may be conducted using one or more of multiple parameters available to the mobile terminal. Such feedback information indication, which is related to the propagation path conditions, may be provided to the apparatus, which would attempt to find a more desired mode of operation, which may lead to reduction in power and the improvement of the quality of transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Yair KARMI, Eduardo ABREU
  • Patent number: 8670455
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for modifying a transmit diversity signal comprising receiving at least one input parameter, calculating at least one virtual parameter based on the at least one input parameter, converting the at least one virtual parameter into an actual parameter, and modifying a transmit diversity signal based on the actual parameter. Variations of the invention are possible, including mapping the input parameter to an actual parameter by various methods, for example, quantization, hysteresis and other methods. Embodiments of the invention may include an apparatus adapted to modify a transmit diversity signal comprising a processor to calculate at least one virtual parameter based on at least one input parameter, convert said at least one virtual parameter to an actual parameter, and modify said transmit diversity signal based on said actual parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Abreu, Yair Karmi
  • Patent number: 8630595
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applications of identification of variations of propagation path to transmit diversity control. Transmit diversity parameters may be modified according to detected dynamics, which may, for example, be related to changes in actual propagation and network conditions. Such dynamics may be referred to as mobility parameters. Mobility parameters may apply to variability in a propagation path due to any conditions. Determination of a mobility parameter may be conducted using one or more of multiple parameters available to the mobile terminal. Such feedback information indication, which is related to the propagation path conditions, may be provided to the apparatus, which would attempt to find a more desired mode of operation, which may lead to reduction in power and the improvement of the quality of transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yair Karmi, Eduardo Abreu
  • Patent number: 8630678
    Abstract: A method for modifying a signal transmitted from a mobile communication device comprising by perturbing a transmit diversity parameter from its nominal value by modulating the parameter with respect to the nominal value in a first direction for a first feedback interval and then in a second direction for a second feedback interval, receiving a feedback signal including feedback information relating to the perturbed signal as received at a feedback device, and based at least on the feedback information, adjusting the nominal value of the transmit diversity parameter by increasing, decreasing, or preserving the nominal value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Abreu, Haim Harel, Kenneth Kludt, Yair Karmi
  • Patent number: 8547057
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments are directed to selective wireless power transfer. A method may include transferring wireless power to at least one electronic device while varying at least one parameter of the wireless power transfer according to a wireless power transfer scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeremy D Dunworth, Roger Wayne Martin, MaryBeth Selby, David Maldonado, Khaled Helmi El-Maleh, Yair Karmi
  • Publication number: 20130143505
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for applications of identification of variations of propagation path to transmit diversity control. Transmit diversity parameters may be modified according to detected dynamics, which may, for example, be related to changes in actual propagation and network conditions. Such dynamics may be referred to as mobility parameters. Mobility parameters may apply to variability in a propagation path due to any conditions. Determination of a mobility parameter may be conducted using one or more of multiple parameters available to the mobile terminal. Such feedback information indication, which is related to the propagation path conditions, may be provided to the apparatus, which would attempt to find a more desired mode of operation, which may lead to reduction in power and the improvement of the quality of transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Yair KARMI, Eduardo ABREU
  • Publication number: 20130122823
    Abstract: A method and system for improving closed loop feedback in transmit diversity communication. In one embodiment of the invention, a predetermined variation of one or more transmit diversity parameters is performed at the transmit diversity transmitter. The receiver compares the transmit diversity parameter values of the received signals to the predetermined variation and transmits to the transmitter a value of a transmit diversity correction parameter. The transmitter may use this correction value to modify the transmit diversity parameter in a subsequent transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Haim HAREL, Yair KARMI, Kenneth KLUDT, Sherwin WANG
  • Publication number: 20130121433
    Abstract: A method for modifying a signal transmitted from a mobile communication device comprising by perturbing a transmit diversity parameter from its nominal value by modulating the parameter with respect to the nominal value in a first direction for a first feedback interval and then in a second direction for a second feedback interval, receiving a feedback signal including feedback information relating to the perturbed signal as received at a feedback device, and based at least on the feedback information, adjusting the nominal value of the transmit diversity parameter by increasing, decreasing, or preserving the nominal value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Eduardo ABREU, Haim HAREL, Kenneth KLUDT, Yair KARMI