Wake Up (all Call) Patents (Class 340/10.33)
  • Patent number: 10334303
    Abstract: A user receiving device including a proximity module, a mode module, a profile module and an output module. The proximity module is configured to detect a first mobile device in a proximity of the user receiving device. The mode module is configured to transition the user receiving device to an active mode based on the detection of the first mobile device. The profile module is configured to, subsequent to transitioning to the active mode and based on an identifier of the first mobile device, access a first profile allocated to the first mobile device or a user of the first mobile device. The output module, based on the first profile, is configured to display on a display a guide or content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventor: John I. Chung
  • Patent number: 10332399
    Abstract: An object detection apparatus is arranged to detect the distance to the object and includes: a transceiver repeatedly transmitting a wave as an ultrasonic wave and receives a reflection wave of the transmission wave; a transmission controller controlling the transceiver to transmit the transmission wave; a distance calculator calculating a distance to the object, based on a time interval from a moment when the transceiver transmits the wave to a moment when the reflection wave is received; and a transmission timing controller controlling timing at which the transmission controller controls the transmission wave to be transmitted. Moreover, the transmission timing controller inserts at least one type of temporary waiting time between a transmission/reception period in which the transceiver transmits the transmission wave and receives the reflection wave and a next transmission/reception period, when a predetermined crosstalk identification condition is established based on the distance to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NIPPON SOKEN, INC.
    Inventors: Mitsuyasu Matsuura, Takuya Nomura, Hidenori Tanaka, Motonari Ohbayashi, Hironobu Ishijima
  • Patent number: 10291428
    Abstract: A cloud-networked stand-alone local area network (LAN) is disclosed. A stand-alone LAN is networked to a server outside the stand-alone LAN, and the server is part of a cloud of servers. The server includes hardware processors that process system operation information updates from a user for the stand-alone LAN, hardware memory that stores the system operation information updates; and a transceiver for communicating the system operation information updates to the stand-alone LAN. The stand-alone LAN includes a primary network hub (PNH) having a microcontroller that stores the system operation information, a cloud-side transceiver networked to the cloud of servers for receiving the system operation information updates from the server, and a PNH LAN long range transceiver that communicates via a long range spread spectrum or a narrowband frequency shift keying signal. The stand-alone LAN also includes a peripheral device having a microcontroller and an actuation mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Mark Hall, Craig Boswell
  • Patent number: 10225713
    Abstract: A method for establishing a wireless connection comprises initiating, by a first device, a procedure of establishing a first wireless connection of a first communication protocol with relatively higher data rate and higher power consumption, between the first electronic device and a second electronic device, in response to one of: (a) detecting a first signal from a peripheral unit of the first electronic device, the first signal leading the first electronic device to become active and (b) detecting a second signal from the second electronic device via a second wireless connection of a second communication protocol established between the first electronic device and the second electronic device, the second signal indicating that the second electronic device is in use, or in response to (c) detecting the first signal that is detected within a predetermine time after receiving the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jenn-Wein Wu, Chien-Chuan Chang, Yung-Chao Tseng, Hsin-Ti Chueh
  • Patent number: 10219135
    Abstract: Technologies are disclosed herein for utilizing near field communication (“NFC”) to improve the security, performance, and configuration of computing systems. In particular, NFC can be utilized to power an NFC-equipped server computer on or off, to log directly into an operating system executing on the NFC-equipped server computer, to stream firmware debugging data from an NFC-equipped server computer to an NFC-equipped mobile device, to initiate the update or recovery of firmware, to provide hardware inventory data, or to pair hardware devices. Firmware debugging data can also be streamed from a firmware to an NFC-equipped mobile device. NFC can also be utilized to disable functionality provided by a mobile device while the device is in motion, such as when a user of the mobile device is operating a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: American Megatrends, Inc.
    Inventor: Kai Yau
  • Patent number: 10217039
    Abstract: RFID driven display system components such as wireless displays (visual RFID tags) and multi-antenna wireless RFID readers that monitor/control the RFID driven displays in order to provide visual real-time information to display viewers and/or provide useful information to a central processing station that monitors the status of and/or updates the RFID driven displays, networks including one or more of the components, and methods for using the RFID driven display system components to monitor assets in applications such as inventory control and manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: OMNI-ID CAYMAN LIMITED
    Inventors: Andre Cote, Edmund S. Nabrotzky
  • Patent number: 10187479
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide high-level primitives that facilitate communication between a user-space application and an operating system kernel. Transport components reside in user-space and in kernel-space that, upon either the application or a kernel module requesting to invoke a callback, deliver parameters and other data back and forth to one another, allowing the user-space application and kernel module to communicate as if directly invoking the callback. Embodiments also provide for a definition standard that third-party developers can use to automatically emit a header file and macros for sending events and dispatching callbacks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Willmann
  • Patent number: 10176383
    Abstract: Described in detail herein are methods and systems for detecting attributes of vehicles using an images captured by an image capturing device disposed at a facility. The system detects attributes of the vehicles from the image, retrieves information associated with each vehicle based on the attributes and generates a score for each vehicle based on the information associated with each vehicle. Based on the score a distribution of physical objects is triggered to the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholaus Adam Jones, Robert James Taylor, Aaron James Vasgaard, Matthew Allen Jones
  • Patent number: 10152618
    Abstract: A tag writer, reader and method are disclosed. The tag writer is operable to generate a security identifier during writing of data to the tag, the security identifier being dependent on one or more of the data written, data already on the tag, metadata associated with the data, the tag and/or the writing of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: BIBLIOTHECA LIMITED
    Inventor: Andrew Chadbourne
  • Patent number: 10152855
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless tamper sensor (“WTS”). The WTS includes a transmitter, probe, processing device, and power supply. The processing device is in signal communication with the probe and the power supply is in signal communication with the transmitter and processing device. The processing device includes a processor and a computer-readable medium (“CRM”). The CRM has encoded thereon computer-executable instructions to cause the processor to initiating a tamper state to untampered, detect a physical trigger on the probe, and set the tamper state to tampered in response to detecting the physical trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Hollice C. Smith, Bruce R. Olsen, Wade T. Price, Raymond Roeder, Minas H. Tanelian
  • Patent number: 10136364
    Abstract: Switching the providing of a conversation among communication links is described. An electronic device can determine that a mobile device is being used to provide a conversation (e.g., a phone call) using a first communication link. The mobile device can enter an environment that includes a second communication link. The conversation can be switched to the second communication link that provides more content than the first communication link (e.g., audio and visual content rather than just audio content).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Mara Clair Segal, Manuel Roman, Dwipal Desai, Andrew E. Rubin
  • Patent number: 10084799
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing security services during a power management mode are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method comprises detecting with a mobile security system a wake event on a mobile device, providing from the mobile security system a wake signal, the providing being in response to the wake event to wake a mobile device from a power management mode, and managing with the mobile security system security services of the mobile device. Managing security services may comprise scanning a hard drive of the mobile devices for viruses and/or other malware. Managing security services may also comprise updating security applications or scanning the mobile device for unauthorized data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: CUPP Computing AS
    Inventors: Ami Oz, Shlomo Touboul
  • Patent number: 10075931
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a synchronization signal for device-to-device (D2D) operation in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) determines that it is out of coverage (OOC). Even though the UE is OOC, the UE continues to transmit a D2D synchronization signal for in-coverage under a specific condition. If the UE determines that it is in coverage before the specific condition is met, the UE transmits the D2D synchronization signal for in-coverage. If the specific condition is met while the UE is OOC, the UE transmits the D2D synchronization signal for OOC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10045297
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for increasing time a computing device remains in a suspended state during network transmissions. On a first network packet of a plurality of network packets being received while the device is in a suspended state, a wake reference count is incremented and components of the device are temporarily switched from the suspended state to a powered-on state for consumption of the network packet. The wake reference count is incremented for each of the other network packets, and decremented each time each of the packets is consumed by the components of the computing device. In response to the wake reference count being fully decremented, the components are automatically returned from the powered-on state to the suspended state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Dmitry Shmidt
  • Patent number: 10037449
    Abstract: A storage unit includes a support bar for hanging items and an RFID antenna provided within a predefined distance of the support bar. When the items hanging from the support bar are adorned with RFID tags, and the RFID antenna emits electromagnetic fields in a direction of the support bar, RFID signals identifying the items are transmitted from the RFID tags to the RFID antenna, thereby enabling a placement or a removal of an item to be automatically registered, or an accounting of the available items to be automatically performed. The RFID antenna may be a portion of a transmission line that uses shields and/or dielectric materials to shape the electromagnetic fields toward a predefined direction, and the locations of items bearing RFID tags on the support bar may be determined by varying the phase of the emitted radiofrequency and determining strengths of RFID signals when the electromagnetic fields are emitted at varying phases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Camerin Hahn, Somasundaram Niranjayan, Ronald Eugene Huebner
  • Patent number: 10032051
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which an RFID reader receives a response signal from an RFID tag affixed to an object. The RFID reader determines a tag charging time of the RFID tag based upon a first point in time that the RFID reader sent a request signal to the RFID tag and a second point in time that the response signal was received by the RFID reader. In turn, the RFID reader identifies a location of the object based on the tag charging time and generates a notification that includes the location of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Si Bin Fan, Yu Gu, Su Liu, Cheng Xu
  • Patent number: 10008056
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for identifying assets (e.g., mobile assets and/or personnel assets). In one embodiment, a mobile asset can be uniquely identified from RFID tags. In another embodiment, mobile assets and personnel assets can be identified from captured image data. After identification, it can be determined whether the asset (e.g., mobile asset and/or personnel asset) is authorized for one or more activities and a corresponding perceivable indication can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Carl M. Skonberg, Ernest J. Pyzocha, Jr., Andrew J. Hill, III, Bobby J. McFarland
  • Patent number: 10000213
    Abstract: A pressure of a spare tire of a vehicle is determined. Whether the spare tire is installed is determined based at least in part on the pressure. A vehicle subsystem is actuated based at least in part on whether the spare tire is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Aed M. Dudar, Fling Finn Tseng, Mahmoud Yousef Ghannam
  • Patent number: 9991928
    Abstract: A communication system provided to a working vehicle includes: an information receiving unit that communicates with identification devices and receives identification information; a first area information storage that stores first area information indicating an area where use of the information receiving unit is permitted; a comparing unit that compares the first area information with second area information indicating an area where the working vehicle is used; and a communication control unit that prohibits the information receiving unit from outputting electric waves when the second area information is not included in the first area information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Komatsu Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Mizutani, Takayuki Koshi
  • Patent number: 9971327
    Abstract: A system for monitoring and controlling building equipment includes a near field communications (NFC) tag, a temperature sensor, a mobile device, and a controller. The NFC tag is located within a building space and stores a tag ID uniquely identifying the NFC tag. The temperature sensor is associated with the building space and configured to measure a temperature of the building space. The mobile device reads the NFC tag and obtains the tag ID from the NFC tag via NFC. The controller receives the tag ID from the mobile device and uses the tag ID to identify the temperature sensor associated with the building space. The controller receives the measured temperature from the temperature sensor and provides the measured temperature to the mobile device. The mobile device displays the measured temperature via a user interface of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Vivek Narain, Mohit Goel
  • Patent number: 9939512
    Abstract: System and method for real-time location, the system including: a base-station comprising: an interface to a secondary technology communication channel, wherein the base-station configured to emit: a first periodic signal on the secondary technology communication channel and having a first repetition rate, to communicate an identification of the base-station; and a second periodic signal on the secondary technology communication channel and having a second repetition rate, to provide a wake-up signal, wherein transmitted energy of the second periodic signal in one period of the second periodic signal is less than transmitted energy of the first periodic signal in one period of the first periodic signal; and a portable tag configured to receive the first and second periodic signals and control its receiver timing based upon the first and second periodic signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: CENTRAK, INC.
    Inventors: Israel Amir, Robert Musliner
  • Patent number: 9921554
    Abstract: Aspects include an adaptor and a method for providing computer based energy management. Commands specifying a control device from energy management host software located on a host system are received at an adaptor via a server network. The commands include control instructions and requests for energy usage data. Energy usage data are received from the control device in response to a command including a request for energy usage data. The energy usage data includes energy usage for one or more energy devices. The energy usage data are transmitted to the energy management host software. Sensor data are received from one or more sensors and transmitted to the energy management host software. Control commands are received from the energy management host software. The control commands are transmitted to the control device to alter a function of at least one of the one or more energy devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Budderfly, Inc.
    Inventor: Albert Subbloie
  • Patent number: 9891015
    Abstract: A magnetic shield for a locking device such as a gunlock having a first portion and a second portion configured for controlled movement with respect to the other portion and for being held in a fixed and locked position vis-à-vis each other. At least one of the first and second portions includes an electromechanical locking mechanism including a solenoid and solenoid activated spring loaded pin configured, in a first position, for preventing the first and second portions from moving with respect one another and in a second position for allowing the first and second portions to move vis-à-vis one another. A magnetically conducive shield is disposed on or in at least one of the first and second portion that includes the solenoid locking mechanism, for preventing an unauthorized magnetic field from causing the solenoid to retract the spring loaded pin thereby allowing the locking device to be opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Santa Cruz Gunlocks, LLC.
    Inventors: John Plourde, Tibor Kalman Zalavari
  • Patent number: 9892291
    Abstract: An RFID reader, RFID tag, and method thereof for performing a write check of tag data. According to an exemplary embodiment, the RFID reader may include: a transmitter to transmit a write check command to an RFID tag; a receiver to receive a response including a check value of data, which needs a write check, from an RFID tag that has received the write check command; and a controller to perform information transmission and reception processes, and check data written on the RFID tag by using the received response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kyu Won Han, Chan Won Park, Dong Beom Shin, Sang Hyun Mo
  • Patent number: 9824203
    Abstract: Pursuant to at least some embodiments, the present disclosure relates to a method that includes configuring an RFID tag to store information related to a battery charge level of a battery of a peripheral device, reading the RFID tag, and disabling a subsequent reading of the RFID tag in response to determining that the RFID tag includes stored information indicative of the battery charge level being low or depleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Murali Narasimha, Roger W Ady, Robert T Love
  • Patent number: 9801137
    Abstract: Device power consumption is reduced by operating using both one-way and two-way communication techniques. In an aspect a device operates in a first mode enabling one-way communication to an other device for a first portion of device operation time. The first mode includes transmitting a first set of messages to the other device while turning off a power supply used by a receiver of the device. The device switches between operating in the first mode and the second mode. The second mode enables two-way communication between the device and the other device for a second portion of device operation time less than the first portion of device operation. The second mode includes transmitting a second message to the other device, and in response to the transmitting the second message, turning on the power supply used by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Bradley Richard Ree
  • Patent number: 9791230
    Abstract: A magnetic shield for a locking device such as a gunlock having a first portion and a second portion configured for controlled movement with respect to the other portion and for being held in a fixed and locked position vis-à-vis each other. At least one of the first and second portions includes an electromechanical locking mechanism including a solenoid and solenoid activated spring loaded pin configured, in a first position, for preventing the first and second portions from moving with respect one another and in a second position for allowing the first and second portions to move vis-à-vis one another. A magnetically conducive shield is disposed on or in at least one of the first and second portion that includes the solenoid locking mechanism, for preventing an unauthorized magnetic field from causing the solenoid to retract the spring loaded pin thereby allowing the locking device to be opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Santa Cruz Gunlocks, LLC.
    Inventors: John Plourde, Tibor Kalman Zalavari
  • Patent number: 9792743
    Abstract: A communications system configured to execute data transmission between a transponder having no radio wave generating source thereof and a reader/writer is provided. The communications system includes, a service permission level notifier configured to tell a service permission level for associated with a received signal level for permitting service acceptance from the reader/writer to the transponder, and an access controller configured to determine in the transponder whether the received signal level from the reader/writer is at the notified service permission level to determine accessibility to the transponder from the reader/writer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kunio Fukuda
  • Patent number: 9754142
    Abstract: A method for detecting that a contactless CPU card leaves a radio-frequency field relates to the field of smart cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Feitian Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhou Lu, Huazhang Yu
  • Patent number: 9710978
    Abstract: System for controlling access comprises a reader unit (108) which is disposed at a portal (102) to a controlled access area (118) and a wearable access device (WAD) (114) which is worn by a user (116). The reader and the WAD implement a bidirectional optical communication protocol (BOCP) to communicate digital data. The WAD receives an interrogation signal from the reader for initiating an access control interaction. At least one of the reader and the WAD uses a predetermined optical beam width (142, 308) and a boresight direction (140, 306) of an optical beam associated with the wireless optical communication link to facilitate a selective determination as to whether the WAD will respond to the interrogation signal with a reply signal to continue with the access control interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Melwyn F. Sequeira, Hubert A. Patterson, Mohammad Mohiuddin, Mark Antilla
  • Patent number: 9696791
    Abstract: This invention describes a method for expanding universal plug and play capabilities in a power constrained environment thus facilitating communication between two terminals with universal plug and play (UPnP) application capabilities, wherein one of the terminals is in a sleeping mode. The present invention can be applied (but not be limited) to mobile terminals, wireless devices, portable devices, mobile communication devices, mobile phones, etc. The invention describes a mechanism in which the UPnP application dynamically instructs the TCP/IP stack to tune-up its parameters so that it can tolerate longer delays and timeouts, due to the fact that it operates in a power constrained UPnP environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Vlad Stirbu, Mika Saaranen
  • Patent number: 9697391
    Abstract: An RFID transponder having an analog front end receiver having an attenuator coupled to receive an RF-signal from an antenna and to attenuate the RF-signal, an amplifier having a fixed amplifier gain and being coupled to receive and to amplify the attenuated RF-signal and a control unit coupled to control a gain of the attenuator, wherein the control unit is configured to control the attenuator gain in response to a level of the amplified RF-signal, the control unit is configured to have a plurality of predetermined states causing the attenuator to increase (step-up) or to decrease (step-down), its gain by a predefined step size, wherein the step size of a step-up is equal to or smaller than the step size of a step-down and wherein the control unit is further configured to switch, upon reaching or exceeding a predefined threshold value, from a first to a second state having a smaller step size and causing the attenuator to change the gain such that the slope of the RF signal inverts and to switch, upon reachi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Ernst Muellner, Carlo Peschke, Andreas Hagl
  • Patent number: 9679172
    Abstract: An RFID reader control system and method is provided. A protocol for controlling an RFID reader and an RFID reader control unit of a mobile phone is defined. Messages, information, commands, responses, and notification are constructed and transmitted between the RFID reader and the RFID reader control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seung Hyup Ryoo, Jin Tae Kim, Sang Cheol Min, Hee Seung Kim, Jae Joon Park, Dong Hyun Lee, Yong Sam Kim
  • Patent number: 9672395
    Abstract: An RFID reader control system and method is provided. A protocol for controlling an RFID reader and an RFID reader control unit of a mobile phone is defined. Messages, information, commands, responses, and notification are constructed and transmitted between the RFID reader and the RFID reader control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seung Hyup Ryoo, Jin Tae Kim, Sang Cheol Min, Hee Seung Kim, Jae Joon Park, Dong Hyun Lee, Yong Sam Kim
  • Patent number: 9648113
    Abstract: Applications in a broadcast environment distribute events in real-time to a large number of receivers within specified geographic locations while efficiently sharing bandwidth resources with other applications using the same broadcast network. Applications need not be aware of the other applications sharing the resources, nor of the methods, protocols, and other mechanisms used to actually broadcast the data over the broadcast medium. Server-side applications that serve data, send notifications, or distribute events to specific locations within the network use a broadcast location manager. Client applications that receive such data, notifications, or events use a client location filter to obtain events that are relevant based on the location of the device. The broadcast location manager and client location filter work together to reliably and efficiently transmit data, notifications, and events to specific locations over the broadcast network for all applications involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: ROUNDBOX, INC.
    Inventors: Amit Khivesara, Xiaofeng Liu, Peter Andrew Mataga, Igor Slepchin, Cary Torkelson, Vinod Valloppillil, Edgar Villanueva
  • Patent number: 9613333
    Abstract: Infrastructure-mounted RFID-readable tags or transponders are provided for various applications. Such infrastructure tags may be employed in combination with RFID-readable product tags and an RFID reader for an improved inventory-management system which requires both types of tags to be scanned to constitute a successful product count. Infrastructure tags may also be employed as “read” or “no-read” tags in an RFID read field. The infrastructure tags of the RFID read field are combined with an RFID reader which is dynamically adaptable during initial set-up and use to improve the performance of the read field. When a perturbing object is detected in the read field, one or more performance parameters of the reader are adjusted to overcome any perturbing influence caused by the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Ian James Forster
  • Patent number: 9581165
    Abstract: A wildlife detection system includes a tracking device, a receiver, and a wildlife deterrent system. The tracking device may be mounted to a wildlife. The receiver is configured to track movement of the tracking device relative to an object of danger to the wildlife. The wildlife deterrent system is configured to reduce risk of danger to the wildlife in response to movement of the wildlife within a predetermined distance from the object of danger as tracked by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS AMERICAS INC.
    Inventors: Victor Babbitt, Andrew G. Oliver, Jeffrey W. Fine, Daniel Ives, Alexander D. Brand
  • Patent number: 9568968
    Abstract: A power control system includes a first comparison unit, a second comparison unit, a switching unit, and a power supply unit. The first comparison unit receives a switch voltage and a first reference voltage, compares the switch voltage with the first reference voltage and outputs a first comparison voltage. The second comparison unit receives the first comparison voltage and a second reference voltage, compares the first comparison voltage with the second reference voltage and outputs a second comparison voltage. The switching unit receives the second comparison voltage and converts a power control voltage to the switch voltage. The power supply unit receives the switch voltage and outputs a working voltage to wake up a motherboard. The power supply unit only wakes up the motherboard when the power supply unit is completely discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhong-Gang Wu
  • Patent number: 9551780
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which an RFID reader receives a response signal from an RFID tag affixed to an object. The RFID reader determines a tag charging time of the RFID tag based upon a first point in time that the RFID reader sent a request signal to the RFID tag and a second point in time that the response signal was received by the RFID reader. In turn, the RFID reader identifies a location of the object based on the tag charging time and generates a notification that includes the location of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Si Bin Fan, Yu Gu, Su Liu, Cheng Xu
  • Patent number: 9532310
    Abstract: A method for receiver state estimation includes communicating, from a first communications device to a second communications device, a first plurality of wake-up frames: receiving, at the first communications device from the second communications device, an indication of a received wake-up frame of the communicated first plurality of wake-up frames; determining, by the first communications device, a time at which the second communications device is in a ready state based on the received indication; subsequently communicating, from the first communications device to the second communications device, a second plurality of wake-up frames. The first plurality is greater than the second plurality, the reduction in number from the first plurality to the second plurality being based on the determined time at which the second communications device is in a ready state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Farley, LaMonte Peter Koop
  • Patent number: 9514482
    Abstract: A system for managing vehicle information displayed on a plurality of vehicles, said system including a central computer system and plurality of electronic display devices (EDD), each being associated with one of said vehicles and each being in electronic communication with the central computer system (CCS). The CCS includes one or more computer processors; computer readable data storage; and a CCS computer program stored on said data storage, the CCS program being executable by the processors to perform the steps of selecting a vehicle from said plurality of vehicles; generating vehicle data representing information about said vehicle; and sending said vehicle data to an associated one of said EDDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: LFORMATION PTY LTD
    Inventor: Paul Wilson
  • Patent number: 9503106
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a frequency-locked voltage regulated loop that further includes a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO), a frequency divider that generates sequential timing signals based on a period of the VCO from a frequency divided VCO signal, a frequency-to-voltage converter (FVC) that converts the frequency divided VCO signal into an output voltage, FVCOUT, an internal reference voltage, and a voltage regulator that generates a control voltage, VCOIN, that is fed back to the VCO to lock a frequency of the VCO in the frequency-locked voltage regulated loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Hanyi Ding, Kai Di Feng
  • Patent number: 9491419
    Abstract: Described is a method for registering and executing instructions in a video capturing device and to a door station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Magnus Rolf, Johan Adolfsson, Niklas Hansson
  • Patent number: 9430890
    Abstract: An in-vehicle device stores a Wake Up pattern, which notifies a mobile device of a start of communication, in an area before a data storage area of a frame and transmits the frame, the mobile device includes a modulation/demodulation circuit and a microcomputer that perform a predetermined reception process on a reception signal, a pattern determination circuit that, when the reception signal includes a Wake Up pattern, determines to start communication and activates the modulation/demodulation circuit and the microcomputer, a power detection circuit that detects power of the reception signal, and, when power is detected for a certain period of time or longer, activates the pattern determination circuit, and a Wake-Up control unit that activates the power detection circuit for a predetermined time with a constant period during a time period other than during communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mari Ochiai, Akinori Taira
  • Patent number: 9402198
    Abstract: A network in which two or more communication schemes coexist, in which a wireless control device identifies a communication scheme of a frame transmitted by a wireless terminal device, making reception possible. The wireless control device, upon detecting a receive signal strength of receive data, determines a signal strength at a non-overlapping frequency band of each communication scheme and thereby judges the communication scheme of the receive data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Ukita, Hiroshi Hayashino
  • Patent number: 9389750
    Abstract: A process of pairing a wireless PAN (personal area network) device with a system can be facilitated first by assuming default PIN codes that are traditionally used with wireless PAN devices and then by attempting such presumed default codes before querying the user for input. Accordingly, a cumbersome task conventionally required of the user is most often removed. Also, the devices that are paired and connected are preferably graphically conveyed on a display or graphical user interface (GUI) in a manner that solidly implies that each PAN device is connected only to its system, and not (directly) to other PAN devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Harriss C. Ganey, David W. Hill, Aaron M. Stewart
  • Patent number: 9361773
    Abstract: A window or door position detector includes an RFID tag attachable to the window or door, and a transceiver. The transceiver emits an activating signal to the tag. The tag in turn responds with an identifying RF signal indicative of a predetermined position of the window or door. The detector includes a transceiver which can communicate with both the tag and a displaced monitoring system control panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Richard Alan Smith
  • Patent number: 9230227
    Abstract: A material handling apparatus including pallets developed to operate in radio frequency rich environments. Pallets are provided having at least one large compartment capable of enclosing at least one electronic device or a package populated with a plurality of devices. The devices include RFID pallet tags that communicate with RFID item tags and RFID beacon tags positioned within distributed RFID networks. The devices include sensors to monitor pallet conditions to which a pallet management system is responsive. The devices include wireless transceivers for communicating indicative information through LAN, WLAN and Cellular communications networks. An antenna array operating on different radio frequency signals is provided. The apparatus includes a power resource in order to facilitate long term autonomous operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Nextreme, LLC
    Inventor: Scott A. W. Muirhead
  • Patent number: 9218729
    Abstract: A method and apparatus. The method includes the steps of an activity analysis processor monitoring the activities of a security system protecting a secured area and a human operator of the security system and evaluating the system's and operator's activities, the activity analysis processor detecting an event and saving a summary of the event to a cloud server, a user interface of the cloud server detecting a request from a user for a report of activities and the cloud server downloading the activity report to the user, the activity report displayed to the user including playback features controlling playback of the summary, the playback features further including provision to accept requests for additional data from the user and the playback features downloading and displaying the additional data in response to the requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Deepak Sundar Meganathan
  • Patent number: 9210537
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a wireless communication device, which complies with plural communication methods, includes a storing circuit and a received data selection determining circuit. The storing circuit sequentially stores a first received data until the first received data reaches a predetermined data size. When it is assumed that a radio signal complies to a second communication method, a first period is longer than a second period. The first period is a period from a first time when a reception of the radio signal is started to a second time when the first received data with the data size is stored. The second period is a period from the first time to a time when a second reception start signal is detected. The received data selection determining circuit determines a selection of the first received data, when the second reception start signal is not detected at the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Shuzo Mori