Interrogation Response Patents (Class 340/10.1)
  • Patent number: 10666776
    Abstract: The invention provides a method, device, storage medium and terminal device for controlling device operation, the method including: receiving a control signal sent by the control device, where the data structure of the control signal comprises a preamble, a header and a data packet in sequence, the preamble comprises an operating frequency, and the data packet comprises a control command; reading information from the control signal according to an arrangement timing of the control signal; when the preamble is read, adjusting an operating frequency of the receiving device according to the operating frequency included the preamble; when the header is read, the data packet is sampled according to a set sampling duration; and the sampled control command is executed according to the adjusted operating frequency. With the present invention, the control quality of the control signal is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Wang Fat Mak
  • Patent number: 10666325
    Abstract: A method for a near-field communication (NFC) tag to perform NFC and wireless power transfer (WPT) with an NFC reader, the NFC tag having an antenna resonant circuit, of which a quality factor (Q-factor) is no lower than 50 in a high-Q mode of the NFC tag, and no higher than 25 in a low-Q mode of the NFC tag. The method includes continuously preforming steps of detecting an NFC radio frequency (RF) field generated by the NFC reader, measuring strength of the NFC RF field, operating in the high-Q mode for the WPT upon determining that the strength of the NFC RF field is larger than a predetermined threshold, operating in the low-Q mode for the NFC upon determining that the strength of the NFC RF field is smaller than the predetermined threshold, and transmitting a response back to the NFC reader.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NAN JING QIWEI TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ruogu Zhou, Qingbin Wang
  • Patent number: 10664123
    Abstract: A system enables the user to customize the temporal and/or spatial behaviour aspects of desired things with respect to one or more target platforms. The desired things include objects, actions, and media files and can be associated with a time (T-thing), a location (L-thing), a time and location (LT-thing), a platform (P-thing), and combinations thereof. The user can pick and assemble multiple things into meta-things and create meta things of various types. The target platforms include any devices or systems that can be programmed to perform behaviors. The user programs a set of rules, which are then used to specify the behavioral aspects exercised by the system on the target platforms. The user interacts with the system through a portal and/or a mobile application. The portal is an intuitive GUI that enables the user to program the system in a simple pick-drag-and-drop fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Appy Risk Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Otman A. Basir
  • Patent number: 10650652
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are described for an integrated security environment to monitor activities at a commercial facility and a residential facility. In some implementations, a monitoring system monitors a property that includes one or more sensors located at the property and generate sensor data. A monitor control unit receives and analyzes the sensor data. Based on analyzing the sensor data, the monitor control unit determines that an event has likely occurred at the property and generates data indicating that the event has likely occurred at the property. A monitoring server receives the data indicating the event has likely occurred at the property. Based on the data that the event has likely occurred at the property, transmitting, to an additional monitoring system that is configured to monitor an additional property, instructions for the additional monitoring system to perform an action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Noah Robert Weingart, Abraham Joseph Kinney, Fabian Emilio Philipe Camargo, Andrei Aurelian Furtuna, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10651674
    Abstract: Provided are wireless charging equipment, a terminal, a wireless charging system comprising the same, a control method thereof, and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having computer program recorded thereon. That is, the present invention can easily implement the present invention without a separate BLE beacon device by using the wireless charging infrastructure and improve operation efficiency of the entire wireless charging system by transmitting additional information (alternatively, specific information) to the peripheral BLE terminal for a time where the charging signal is not transmitted in the corresponding BLE by using the BLE of the resonance scheme wireless charging equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SK Planet Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yon Won Park, Hyun Wook Kim, Seung Won Na, Seong Wook Kang
  • Patent number: 10652073
    Abstract: Examples described herein include backscatter devices which may transmit orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) signals. Techniques for complex analog backscatter are described. Examples of impedance circuitry are described which may be used to provide real and imaginary components of impedance in accordance with inphase and quadrature bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: University of Washington
    Inventors: Vamsi Talla, Joshua R. Smith, Shyamnath Gollakota, Bryce Kellogg
  • Patent number: 10650405
    Abstract: A method for media content tracking is disclosed. The method includes receiving a user identifier and instructing display systems to display media content based on the user identifier. Each display system has a corresponding screen. The method also includes receiving image data from an imaging system configured to have a field of view arranged to capture images of a user. The method further includes determining gaze characteristics of the user including a gaze target of the user. The method further includes determining whether the gaze target corresponds to one of the screens. When the gaze target corresponds to one of the screens, the method includes determining a time period of gaze engagement with the corresponding screen. The method also includes storing at least one of the gaze characteristics and the media content or an identifier of the media content displayed on the screen corresponding to the gaze target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventors: Gustav Hoffman, Ganapa Sashidhara Murthy
  • Patent number: 10643136
    Abstract: A system and approach for deriving data for a constrained environment of a controller such as, for example, an embedded device. The controller may incorporate a processor and a memory connected to the processor. The memory may have a constrained capacity. The memory may contain an extensible set of rules for deriving additional semantic information from available information at the embedded device. The processor and the memory with the extensible set of rules may constitute a semantic rule engine. The semantic rule engine may apply the extensible set of rules to the available information to derive the additional semantic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: John Sublett
  • Patent number: 10643039
    Abstract: A location based situation awareness system comprises: an antenna located on the processing machine, the antenna is configured to generate a wireless field; an interrogator coupled to the antenna; an identification tag located on the mobile device, the interrogator is configured to scan the identification tag in the wireless field; a data collector located on the processing machine, the data collector is configured to collect a real-time data of the processing machine; and a broker server coupled to the interrogator and the data collector, the broker server is configured to update the real-time data of the processing machine into the mobile device having the identification tag in the wireless field by a selected one of a plurality of push protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Santiago Jose Cuadrado Ti, Min-Hao Li, Cheng-Chen Yang
  • Patent number: 10638296
    Abstract: Methods for sharing and transferring music files using near field communication (NFC), which include storing a playlist of music files on a server system and assigning the music files or the playlist to an NFC Identifier (NFC ID); receiving the NFC ID using an NFC enabled device and authenticating the received NFC ID with the server system using the NFC enabled device; and if authenticated, permitting the server system to share or transfer the music files for playing through the NFC enabled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce Quarto, Chi Huynh
  • Patent number: 10635867
    Abstract: A networked radio frequency identification system includes a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tag readers, a computer in signal communication with the RFID tag readers over a network, and a software module for storage on and operable by the computer that localizes RFID tags based on information received from the RFID tag readers using a network model having endpoints and oriented links. In an additional example, at least one of the RFID tag readers includes an adjustable configuration setting selected from RF signal strength, antenna gain, antenna polarization, and antenna orientation. In a further aspect, the system localizes RFID tags based on hierarchical threshold limit calculations. In an additional aspect, the system controls a locking device associated with an access point based on localization of an authorized RFID tag at the access point and reception of additional authorizing information from an input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lucomm Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Lucian Cristache
  • Patent number: 10637300
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, wireless chargers combined with wireless interrogators. The wireless chargers can transmit power wirelessly, while also wirelessly interrogating a nearby transponder, such as an RFID tag. The wireless chargers with wireless interrogators can also be programmable to allow user-implemented rules operable in response to an interrogation. Such rules can impose restrictions upon whether wireless charging is allowed to take place. Such rules can also be used to select a power-transmitting protocol that is particularly suited for the electronic device being charged. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Power Forward, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel B. Jakubowski
  • Patent number: 10631950
    Abstract: A surgical machine comprises multiple machine connectors disposed on its face, and a device detection mechanism located close to the machine connectors. The device detection mechanism is configured to read identification data from device information component when positioned within a predetermined range. A control circuit is configured to: identify, based on a device information read from a device information component brought within the range of the device detection mechanism, a matching machine connector from multiple machine connectors, control a light source corresponding to the matching machine connector to illuminate the corresponding illumination ring with the first color, in response to this identifying, and, control the light source corresponding to each of one or more remaining ones of the machine connectors to provide no illumination or to illuminate the corresponding illumination ring with a second color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Anderson, Paul R. Hallen
  • Patent number: 10628739
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of tracking devices, such as RFID tags, affixed to items, such as vehicles, a data collection engine, client devices and backend devices. The backend devices include trained machine learning models, business logic, and attributes of a plurality of events. A plurality of data collection engines and systems send attributes of new events to the backend devices. The backend devices can track the items and predict particular outcomes of new events based upon the attributes of the new events utilizing the trained machine learning models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Brain Trust Innovations I, LLC
    Inventor: David LaBorde
  • Patent number: 10629985
    Abstract: An antenna module includes: a magnetic core; a first electric wire constituting a coil into which the magnetic core is inserted; a capacitor having first and second terminals and connected in series to the coil; a second electric wire connected to the capacitor; and a base including a capacitor accommodating portion and a core accommodating portion, wherein the capacitor accommodating portion has first and second accommodating portions, the first terminal and a connecting portion of the first electric wire are connected to each other in the first accommodating portion, the second terminal and a connecting portion of the second electric wire are connected to each other in the second accommodating portion, and a portion of an opposite side to the connecting portion in the first electric wire and the second electric wire constitute a harness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masayuki Kawano
  • Patent number: 10623833
    Abstract: A method includes periodically sending an Advanced Meter Reading (AMR) beacon from a node at a first regular time interval, the AMR beacon containing a register identification (ID) and a reading detected by the node, and periodically listening, at the node, for a hail message such that instances of listening occur at a second regular time interval smaller than the first regular time interval. The node can also be configured to receive a mobile command from a mobile transceiver, as well as a Network System Status Request and a parent assignment command from a stationary transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventors: David Edwin Splitz, Dale McLeod Magley, Brent Dukes
  • Patent number: 10618733
    Abstract: A wireless tag reading system includes a first wireless tag reading apparatus configured to read identification information from a first wireless tag attached to a first article in a first reading range by using a first frequency, a second wireless tag reading apparatus configured to read identification information from a second wireless tag attached to a second article in a second reading range by using a second frequency different from the first frequency, a moving body configured to move along a set route, the first and second wireless tag reading apparatuses being on the moving body such that the first reading range and the second reading range overlap, and an information processing apparatus configured to collect the identification information as read from the first wireless tag by the first wireless tag reading apparatus and from the second wireless tag by the second wireless tag reading apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Jun Yaginuma
  • Patent number: 10618755
    Abstract: A system for managing shipping containers and twist lock connectors includes a platform able to receive a set of shipping containers; a set of connector changers associated with the platform, where each connector changer is able to move along at least one axis parallel to a surface of the platform, a shuttle associated with the platform, and at least one gantry, each gantry having a set of associated handlers able to transfer connectors between at least one connector changer and shuttle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Steve Foldesi, William Hawke, Kyoung Shik Min
  • Patent number: 10613615
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus according to one embodiment of the present technology includes a sensor, a power storage element, and a communication module. The sensor generates charge in accordance with a surrounding environment. The power storage element accumulates the generated charge. The communication module includes an electric power supply unit and a communication processing unit. The electric power supply unit supplies electric power by generating electric power with energy in a surrounding environment. The communication processing unit is configured to be capable of being switched between a stand-by state and an operating state on the basis of the electric power supplied from the electric power supply unit and is configured to be capable of acquiring accumulation information of the charge from the power storage element and outputting the accumulation information in the operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideo Niikura, Masakazu Yajima
  • Patent number: 10605856
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of testing a radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) includes generating high-frequency test signals using the on-chip test circuit, measuring signal levels using on-chip power detectors, and controlling and monitoring the on-chip test circuit using low-frequency signals. The RFIC circuit is configured to operate at high frequencies, and an on-chip test circuit that includes frequency generation circuitry configured to operate during test modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventor: Johann Peter Forstner
  • Patent number: 10601468
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to the inductive charging of portable electronic devices. In particular, a charging assembly is disclosed that allows a portable electronic device to be charged in multiple orientations with respect to a charging device. The charging assembly includes two or more separate inductive receiving coils. The inductive receiving coils can be arranged orthogonally with respect to one another by wrapping one or more secondary receiving coils around a primary receiving coil. By orienting the receiving coils orthogonally with respect to one another, the likelihood of at least one of the receiving coils being aligned with a charging field emitted by a charging device increases substantially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stefan A. Kowalski, Christopher S. Graham, Eric S. Jol
  • Patent number: 10601585
    Abstract: Blockchain encryption techniques are provided. An exemplary method includes sending a signed transaction with at least two users to a blockchain; obtaining, by a first user, a public key of a second user from the blockchain; generating, by the first user, a symmetric key by combining a private key of the first user and the public key of the second user; encrypting, by the first user, a data item using the symmetric key; and providing the encrypted data item to the blockchain. The second user obtains the encrypted data item and a public key of the first user from the blockchain, and decrypts the encrypted data item using the symmetric key generated, by the second user, by combining a private key of the second user and the public key of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Peter Robinson, Eric Young
  • Patent number: 10591207
    Abstract: A system for monitoring goods within a distribution chain is provided. The system includes a storage device to store parameters associated with the goods of a distribution chain, at least one of the parameters being received from a transport refrigeration system. The storage device storing historical parameters for other goods. Also included is a parameter management system coupled to the storage device. The parameter management system including: a predictive module to determine predicted parameters; and a meshing module to determine output parameters by combining the predicted parameters and the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc Beasley, Jeffrey Allen Leshuk, Mark E. Cywilko, Murat Yasar
  • Patent number: 10592700
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes processing circuitry including a processor and a memory that contains instructions that, when executed by the processor, configure the processor to receive an activation request including identification data from a device, determine whether functionality of the device is authorized for activation based on the identification data, and in response to determining the device is not authorized for activation, cause transmission of a message configured to cause functionality of the device to remain deactivated while keeping communication capability of the device activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: The ADT Security Corporation
    Inventor: Steven Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10594164
    Abstract: At least some aspects of the present disclosure feature an RF interface device. The RF interface device comprises an RF receiver, a wireless reader and an output component. The RF receiver is configured to receive power wirelessly. The wireless reader is configured to interrogate a wireless device. The wireless reader is further configured to provide power to the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nicholas T. Gabriel, Andrew P. Bonifas, Brock A. Hable, Ronald D. Jesme, Nicholas G. Amell
  • Patent number: 10587408
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a watermark within an audible virtual partner transmission is provided herein. During operation, each officer's digital partner will have a uniquely-identifiable watermark embedded within any audible transmission associated with the digital partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Lee Sun Ooi
  • Patent number: 10582434
    Abstract: A communication device configured to operate in accordance with a first communication protocol and to align itself with one or more communications transmitted in accordance with that protocol by identifying a communication transmitted in accordance with a second communication protocol that is not intended for the communication device, deriving alignment information from the identified communication and configuring itself to receive a communication transmitted in accordance with the first communication protocol in dependence on the alignment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Newton, Robert Young
  • Patent number: 10582359
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to the manufacturing of tag devices, authenticating such devices, authorizing a tag reader apparatus to read tag devices external to the tag reader apparatus, and enabling an authorized tag reader apparatus to form a secured network comprising a plurality of devices, each of which comprise a tag device. The secured network may be formed by simply reading tag devices associated with consumer devices that a user desires to be in the secured network using the authorized tag reader apparatus. The random identification numbers associated with the plurality of consumer devices' tag devices may be used to retrieve instructions that are implemented by the consumer device(s) to form/configure the secured network. The authorized tag reader apparatus is the only device that is enabled to subsequently configure/reconfigure the network and/or the devices included therein, thereby securing the network for use only by the authorized tag reader apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Matrics2, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Arneson, William R. Bandy
  • Patent number: 10579949
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating transportation of articles in a warehouse are disclosed. The method includes extracting employee information associated with a plurality of employees, vehicle information associated with a plurality of vehicles used in the warehouse, and a warehouse layout map. The method further includes analyzing camera feeds captured using a plurality of cameras installed within the warehouse to determine: current activity status of each of the plurality of employees, interaction of each of the plurality of employees with at least one of the plurality of vehicles, and current location of: the plurality of employees, the plurality of vehicles, and articles within the warehouse. The method also includes computing a task completion plan for transporting an article from an originating point to a destination point within the warehouse based on: the employee information, the vehicle information, the warehouse layout map, and analysis of the camera feeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Sreevidya Khatravath, Sumanta Laha
  • Patent number: 10569163
    Abstract: A method to allow participation with multiple other players in a virtual reality (VR) board game includes steps of generating a board game scenario after a player with a mobile terminal logs in to a server and sending the VR scenario to the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal can transmit first and second signals, the first signal defining movement and track of a player piece being moved, and the second signal defining verbal expressions or commands by the player to trigger a preset event in the game. The first and second signals are analyzed and the player pieces in the VR scenario are moved accordingly. The method and system can also determine at least one player piece in the scenario that matches a condition for triggering a preset event or move in the VR game and make suggestions to the player accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kao-Chao Hsueh, Hsiang-Yu Chen, Wen-Chia Lee, Hsien-Yi Chu
  • Patent number: 10567547
    Abstract: A method of two-way information exchange for a system for making friends is disclosed. With the method, a system can provide a primary target client blended with a plurality of false target clients for a requesting client who seeks making friends. The requesting client is entitled to request the system to delete one of the target clients when communication between both parties reaches a threshold of time. The requesting client does not know which one of the target clients is the real client until all of the false target clients have been deleted, thus reducing preconceptions due to a person's appearance. As such, after a period of communication, both parties may achieve a certain degree of mutual understanding to facilitate a decision on making friends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: Yi-Chen Wang
  • Patent number: 10565849
    Abstract: An RF signal is provided by a base such as a smart phone. A remote is engaged with a medication container. The remote includes an RFPM, RF signal receiver, LO signal generator, and IF signal emitter. An energizer on the remote provides power only as medication is dispensed. While energized, the RFPM modulates the RF signal with an LO signal to produce an IF signal. The existence of the IF signal (characteristic of the RFPM, RF signal, and LO signal) thus indicates medication has been dispensed. The IF signal is detected in the base, and registered (recorded, displayed, communicated, etc.) as an indication that medication has been dispensed. The remote may be configured as a label applied to or a sleeve engaged with an otherwise “non-smart” container. This provides authenticated data regarding medication adherence, transparent to the user and requiring no additional user actions to register the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KALI CARE, INC.
    Inventors: Abhijit Kalamkar, Sina Fateh
  • Patent number: 10562491
    Abstract: An electronic tag programmed with an identification in a seat belt assembly is identified by reading the programmed identification via an electronic device embedded in a seat. In response to identifying the electronic tag, a determination is made that an occupant has not fastened a seat belt of the seat belt assembly to secure the occupant in the seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniele Morgantini, Stefano Bevini, Giulia Galli, Domenico Biondi
  • Patent number: 10558829
    Abstract: In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein useful to monitor a shopping facility. The shopping facility can include an array of radio frequency identification (RFID) readers distributed throughout the facility to thereby receive and read signals generated from RFID tags within the facility. RFID tags can advantageously be coupled to and associated with products within the facility so that readings of the tags can be used to monitor the status of the products. A control circuit can be coupled to the RFID readers to thereby analyze the readings and compile readings over time. With this, the control circuit can monitor the shopping facility to identify scenarios requiring follow up. Upon identification of one of the scenarios, the control circuit can instruct an automated ground vehicle (AGV) to inspect an identified product at a location within the facility. The AGV can operate a sensor thereof to determine a status of the identified product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholaus A. Jones, Jeremy R. Tingler, Alvin S. Taulbee, Todd D. Mattingly
  • Patent number: 10554472
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a transceiver configured to send a send signal to a radio module having a backscatter modulator or a load modulator, the send signal including two different signal portions based on mutually independent signals or signal sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Philip Schmidt, Gerd Vom Boegel, Frederic Meyer
  • Patent number: 10548509
    Abstract: An animal monitoring device configured as a bolus for oral administration to reside in an animal's stomach. The bolus has a substantially inert solid body with a hollow inside space to receive the animal monitoring device. The animal monitoring device includes a radio frequency generator, an animal identification information encoder for outputting the animal identification information of the particular animal. The animal monitoring device can further include sensors to detect physiological and non-physiological animal characteristics such as temperature and a sensed animal characteristic encoder for outputting sensed animal characteristic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ST Reproductive Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas P. Rettedal, Stephen M. Weilnau, Scott R. Cockroft, Billy J. Yeager, Jerry A. Hornick, John B. Lienau
  • Patent number: 10546168
    Abstract: A device receives, from a tag reader device of a plurality of tag readers, information associated with a scan of a tag, where each of the plurality of tag readers is configured to read a different type of tag. The device determines, based on the information associated with the scan, a tag reader type associated with the tag reader device, where the plurality of tag readers is associated with a corresponding plurality of tag reader types. The device includes a plurality of parsers associated with the plurality of tag reader types, and identifies a parser, included in the device, associated with the tag reader type associated with the tag reader device. The device determines, using the parser, a tag identifier based on the information associated with the scan. Based on determining that the tag identifier is valid, the device transmits the information associated with the scan to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Sudipta Mukhopadhyaya, Mahesh Oni, Subhasish Roy, Prateek Singh
  • Patent number: 10546227
    Abstract: TPO and PVC building membranes are disclosed that comprise RFID tags that are capable of storing identifying information. The RFID tags may be embedded in the membranes. By appropriate positioning of the RFID tags in the core layer of the TPO and PVC membranes, the properties of the membranes such as waterproofness and strength are not degraded by the presence of the tags and the functionality of the tags is not compromised by the manufacturing process. A method of manufacturing the membranes is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Building Materials Investment Corporation
    Inventors: Robert John Marciello, Daniel Podewils, Thomas Lee Ashby
  • Patent number: 10540564
    Abstract: Some aspects of the invention relate to a mobile apparatus including an image sensor configured to convert an optical image into an electrical signal. The optical image includes an image of a vehicle license plate. The mobile apparatus includes a license plate detector configured to process the electrical signal to recover information from the vehicle license plate image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Blinker, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Russell Wilbert, Hans Brandon Wach, David Ching-Chien Chung, Goran Matko Rauker, Solomon John White
  • Patent number: 10541717
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and circuitries are provided for a local oscillator (LO) signal distribution. An exemplary LO distribution network includes a common LO buffer configured to buffer an LO signal, a receive (RX) LO buffer, and a transmit (TX) mixer in a cascaded arrangement. The RX LO buffer is configured to receive the LO signal and buffer the LO signal and to provide the LO signal to an RX mixer. A first LO signal line and a second LO signal line are configured to conduct the LO signal from the common LO buffer to the RX LO buffer. The RX LO buffer is coupled to the first LO signal line and the second LO signal line. The TX mixer is also coupled to the first LO signal line and the second LO signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Woorim Shin, Christopher Hull, Steven Callender
  • Patent number: 10540829
    Abstract: A vehicle control system includes a vehicular device mounted to a vehicle and a mobile key carried by a user. The vehicular device includes: a vehicular device communication unit communicating with the mobile key, and an acquisition unit acquiring vehicle state information reflecting a state of the vehicle. The vehicular device communication unit transmits the vehicle state information to the mobile key. The mobile key includes: a mobile key communication unit communicating with an external device; an operation unit including operation buttons; and an information generation unit generating operation command information reflecting an operation command set for each of the operation buttons when the operation buttons are operated. The mobile key communication unit receives the vehicle state information. The mobile key further includes a setting unit setting the operation command for each of the operation buttons based on the vehicle state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenji Katou
  • Patent number: 10542436
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (UE) and base station may communicate using narrow band internet of things (NB-IoT) techniques or enhanced machine type communication (eMTC) in unlicensed spectrum. The UE may be an eMTC device or another device capable of communication without user direction. The UE may identify a geographic region and select a communication mode that is consistent with regulatory restrictions in that region. For example, in some cases, the communication mode may be based on using time division duplexing (TDD), using frequency hopping, or performing a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure at the base station. A frame structure for TDD may include LBT subframes, uplink portions, downlink portions, and special subframes for switching. The base station may perform LBT procedures in the LBT subframes. If frequency hopping is enabled, a configurable number of TDD frames may be grouped into a hopping frame block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Liu, Srinivas Yerramalli, Chirag Patel, Tamer Kadous, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10536280
    Abstract: The invention relates to an RFID tag adapted to access a service of interest from an access terminal, said RFID tag (1) comprising an integrated circuit (3) configured to: enable a cryptographic authentication of the RFID tag (1) by said access terminal (7) using a current cryptography key shared by the RFID tag (1) and the access terminal (7), said authentication allowing access to said service of interest, and enable the RFID tag (1) to recover a new current cryptography key updated by an NFC smartphone after said NFC smartphone has authenticated the RFID tag (1), using an initial cryptography key previously shared between the RFID tag (1) and said smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventor: Olivier Savry
  • Patent number: 10531166
    Abstract: A system of a machine includes a network of a plurality of sensing/control/identification devices distributed throughout the machine. Each of the sensing/control/identification devices is associated with at least one sub-system component of the machine and operable to communicate through a plurality of electromagnetic signals. Shielding surrounds at least one of the sensing/control/identification devices to contain the electromagnetic signals proximate to the at least one sub-system component. A communication path is integrally formed in a component of the machine to route a portion of the electromagnetic signals through the component. The communication path comprises a material transparent to the electromagnetic signals. The system also includes a remote processing unit operable to communicate with the network of the sensing/control/identification devices through the electromagnetic signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph V. Mantese, Kurt J. Sobanski
  • Patent number: 10528861
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an encapsulated RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) transponder for the UHF-SHF range, designed to operate in aggressive industrial environments. The encapsulated RFID transponder is composed of an integrated circuit in an SOT 323 package, a near-field antenna made on a printed circuit substrate, electrically connected to the integrated circuit by the use of surface mounting technology, all of which encapsulated in an electrically insulating material, resistant to chemical, mechanical, pressure, and thermal stresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: PROMAR TEXTIL INDUSTRIES S.R.L.
    Inventors: Aurelian Moraru, Corneliu Ursachi
  • Patent number: 10531228
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an RF (radio frequency) fingerprint-based user authentication method, an approaching user detection method, a location registration method, and an apparatus for the same wherein there may be excellent effects in preventing a lost child, a missing elderly, a companion dog, etc. by utilizing the RF fingerprint, greater effects may be achieved in terms of security and safety compared to conventional fingerprint-based user authentication methods, and more accurate location registration of the wireless communications device for each store may be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kichon Kang
  • Patent number: 10521627
    Abstract: A method and data processing device for detecting and tracking objects in a space. The method includes transmitting an inquiry signal that traverses into the space, which is behind a physical barrier and is pre-configured with a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. The method includes transmitting, via a RFID module, a second signal at a second frequency range. The method includes monitoring for a RFID response signal, which is a backscatter signal generated in response to the second signal impinging on the RFID tag and one or more objects in the space. The method includes identifying and extracting an interference reflection signal from the response signal to determine a presence of an unknown object. The method includes tracking the unknown object within the space and providing more specific position data of the unknown object within the space, to a display of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Miao Song, Yunming Wang, Vivek Tyagi, Nikhil Ambha Madhusudhana, Sudhir Vissa
  • Patent number: 10523157
    Abstract: A method for improving threshold accuracy in an RFID-device through offset cancellation, and including the steps of providing a comparator including a first and a second amplifiers, providing a current output digital-to-analogue converter, AC-coupling in an RF-signal into the detector circuit, during a first phase, applying a signal based on the RF-signal into the first amplifier while a current of the DAC is set to zero, and applying a current of the DAC into the second amplifier while a signal based on the RF-signal is set to zero, during a second phase, applying the current of the DAC into the first amplifier while the signal based on the RF-signal is set to zero, and applying the signal based on the RF-signal into the second amplifier while the current of the DAC is set to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: EM Microelectronic-Marin SA
    Inventors: Robert R. Rotzoll, Kevin Scott Buescher
  • Patent number: 10515285
    Abstract: Some aspects of the invention relate to a mobile apparatus including an image sensor configured to convert an optical image into an electrical signal. The optical image includes an image of a vehicle license plate. The mobile apparatus includes a license plate detector configured to process the electrical signal to recover information from the vehicle license plate image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Blinker, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Russell Wilbert, Hans Brandon Wach, David Ching-Chien Chung
  • Patent number: 10515333
    Abstract: A device may receive an indication that a product has arrived at a destination. The product may have been shipped by an entity to the destination. The device may perform an analysis on the product to determine an attribute of the product. The device may perform a comparison of information identifying the attribute of the product and information included in an encrypted record, for the product, of a blockchain, to verify the attribute of the product. The information included in the encrypted record may be related to attributes of the product. The attributes of the product may have been determined by the entity that shipped the product to the destination. The device may determine whether the attribute of the product is verified based on performing the comparison. The device may perform an action based on determining whether the attribute of the product is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventor: Clement Vivier