Code Generator Or Transmitter Patents (Class 341/173)
  • Patent number: 10813143
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating multiple vehicle communications in response to an event include a vehicle having a first embedded modem, a second embedded modem, and a processor. The processor is configured to identify occurrence of a predetermined event. Responsive to occurrence of the predetermined event, the processor is configured to wirelessly transmit a vehicle location offboard the vehicle via a voice call established by the first embedded modem and via a data call established by the second embedded modem for a remote monitoring service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver Lei, Allen R. Murray
  • Patent number: 10784059
    Abstract: Self-powered switches include a switch housing having an externally accessible user input member, a coil assembly, and a magnet arranged therein such that at least one of the coil assembly and the magnet move relative to each other responsive to movement of the user input member between first and second switch positions, and a control circuit held in the switch housing and coupled to first and second terminals of the coil assembly. The control circuit is configured to detect respective electrical characteristics of the first and second terminals of the coil assembly responsive to the movement of the user input member, and selectively transmit first and second wireless control signals to a remote receiver based on the respective electrical characteristics of the first and second terminals of the coil assembly, respectively. Related circuits and methods of operation are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Harry Zhang, Andrew Yang, Alex Zhuang, George Zhang, Tom Xiong, Darron Kirby Lacey
  • Patent number: 10776845
    Abstract: A Vendor sells or rents, or exhibits Devices by exhibiting them in the showroom, or some particular locations with set up, and allows the customers to experience them. We, with the advance of technologies, create the same scenario for the Vendor except that the showed Devices are located in Remote Locations, like an on-demand virtual showroom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: devicebrook Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Yen, Raymond Lo, Wingshun W. Ho, Sourabh Ladha, John Masin
  • Patent number: 10762846
    Abstract: A driver of a display panel is provided. The driver includes a plurality of sensing channels and a signal convertor. The plurality of sensing channels are configured to receive a plurality of sensing signals from the display panel via a plurality of sensing lines and output the sensing signals. The signal convertor is coupled to the sensing channels and configured to receive the sensing signals from the sensing channels. The signal convertor receives the sensing signals from the sensing channels in different sequences during different sensing periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Jhih-Siou Cheng, Tzong-Honge Shieh, Chieh-An Lin, Ju-Lin Huang
  • Patent number: 10755759
    Abstract: A circuit is provided. The circuit includes a ferroelectric tunneling junction (“FTJ”) coupled in series with a YR read line. The circuit also includes a pull-up circuit having a write line YW as a first input with an output in series with the FTJ, and a pull-down circuit having the write line YW as a first input with an output in series with the second side of the FTJ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin M. Frank, Jin-Ping Han, Dennis M. Newns, Paul M. Solomon, Xiao Sun
  • Patent number: 10530546
    Abstract: A method for transmitting an 802.11ah packet is provided. A training field sequence is generated using control circuitry. A preamble for a packet is generated using the control circuitry. The preamble includes a training field symbol which includes the training field sequence. A portion of the training field sequence is within a plurality of guard tones of the training field symbol. The preamble is transmitted using transmit circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongyuan Zhang, Sudhir Srinivasa
  • Patent number: 10396955
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a 5G or pre-5G communication system to be provided for supporting a data rate higher than that of a 4G communication system, such as LTE, and subsequent communication systems. The present disclosure relates to a method for transmitting a reference signal (RS) in a wireless communication system, comprising the steps of: configuring a transmission resource by including at least one resource block (RB), which does not map the RS, between two RBs, which map the RS, in a first subframe; transmitting a first message for directing an RB offset indicating a gap between the two RBs, which map the RS, and locations of the RBs, which map the RS; and transmitting the RS through the configured transmission resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keon-Kook Lee, Tae-Young Kim, Ji-Yun Seol, Su-Ryong Jeong, Jae-Seung Son, Byung-Moo Lee
  • Patent number: 10355759
    Abstract: An eNode-B for a multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO) downlink transmission to at least first and second wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs) via resource elements (REs) of first and second spatial layers, the eNode-B comprising a transmitter and a processor, the processor coupled to the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahrokh Nayeb Nazar, Lakshmi R. Iyer, Robert L. Olesen, Benoit Pelletier, Manasa Raghavan, Moon-il Lee
  • Patent number: 10326635
    Abstract: A coding and modulation apparatus and method are presented. The apparatus comprises an encoder that encodes input data into cell words, and a modulator that modulates said cell words into constellation values of a non-uniform constellation. The modulator is configured to use, based on the total number M of constellation points of the constellation and the code rate, a non-uniform constellation from one or several groups of constellations each comprising one or more constellations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nabil Loghin, Lothar Stadelmeier, Jan Zoellner, Yuji Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10264001
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for network resource attack detection using a client identifier. A server receives from a device the client identifier and user credentials. The client identifier and user credentials are assessed to determine their authenticity. If one or both of the credentials and identifier are inauthentic, the device does not learn from the server which of the identifier and credentials have been found to be inauthentic. When at least one of the identifier and credentials are inauthentic, the device that sent them is assessed to determine whether it is an attacker of the network resource. If the device is determined to be an attacker, one or both of prophylactic and remedial action is taken in response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Wizard Tower TechnoServices Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Peddemors, William Storey
  • Patent number: 10164747
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for CSI reporting mechanisms are provided. A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver configured to receive channel state information (CSI) process configuration information with a plurality of non-zero-power (NZP) CSI reference signal (CSI-RS) resource configurations. The UE includes a processor operably connected to the transceiver, the processor configured to calculate, in response to receipt of the configuration information, a CSI report associated with a CSI-RS type or a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) type. The transceiver is further configured to transmit the CSI report on an uplink channel. At least one of the NZP CSI-RS resource configurations corresponds to a beamformed type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eko Onggosanusi, Hoondong Noh, Md Saifur Rahman, Jianzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10148399
    Abstract: A method for transmitting an 802.11ah packet is provided. A training field sequence is generated using control circuitry. A preamble for a packet is generated using the control circuitry. The preamble includes a training field symbol which includes the training field sequence. A portion of the training field sequence is within a plurality of guard tones of the training field symbol. The preamble is transmitted using transmit circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongyuan Zhang, Sudhir Srinivasa
  • Patent number: 10091045
    Abstract: A coding and modulation apparatus and method are presented. The apparatus comprises an encoder that encodes input data into cell words, and a modulator that modulates said cell words into constellation values of a non-uniform constellation. The modulator is configured to use, based on the total number M of constellation points of the constellation and the code rate, a non-uniform constellation from one or several groups of constellations each comprising one or more constellations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nabil Loghin, Lothar Stadelmeier, Jan Zoellner, Yuji Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10014916
    Abstract: A method for operating a large scale antenna array in a wireless communication system includes receiving one or more signals. The one or more signals include information for beamforming to a plurality of user equipments (UEs) using a full-dimensional multiple-input multiple-output (FD-MIMO) beamforming scheme. The FD-MIMO beamforming scheme includes same time resources and same frequency resources that are co-scheduled to the plurality of UEs. The method further includes identifying a time delay of the one or more signals associated with one or more antenna arrays that are distributed in the large scale antenna array and performing a multi-user (MU) joint beamforming on the one or more signals to one or more UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Yuan, Yang Li, Young-Han Nam, Ioannis Tzanidis, Gang Xu, Md. Saifur Rahman, Yan Xin, Robert Monroe, Jianzhong Zhang, Eko Onggosanusi
  • Patent number: 9973304
    Abstract: Automated processes, devices and systems isolate signals received on first and second ports from each other using staggered time division multiple access (TDMA) schemes. Additionally or alternately, port and/or client identifiers can be included within communications propagating in multiple TDMA schemes, thereby allowing host and/or client devices to verify that communications are received on the intended ports. By logically isolating the communications of the multiple TDMA schemes and/or by providing identifying information within propagated communications, crosstalk between the two schemes can be substantially reduced or eliminated, often without substantial modifications to the hardware configuration of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Brett Chessher
  • Patent number: 9921941
    Abstract: A method for performing verification and validation of third party PLC code includes a marketplace computer receiving a program from a technology developer and identifying variables and operations included in the program. The marketplace computer performs (i) error handling testing on the program to yield error test results; (ii) vulnerability testing on the program to yield vulnerability test results; and (iii) performance testing of the program on target platforms to yield performance test results. Next, the marketplace computer generates a report based on the variables and operations included in the program, the error test results, the vulnerability test results, and the performance test results. This report may be sent by the marketplace computer to the technology developer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dong Wei, Leandro Pfleger de Aguiar
  • Patent number: 9813279
    Abstract: A coding and modulation apparatus and method are presented. The apparatus comprises an encoder that encodes input data into cell words, and a modulator that modulates said cell words into constellation values of a non-uniform constellation. The modulator is configured to use, based on the total number M of constellation points of the constellation and the code rate, a non-uniform constellation from one or several groups of constellations each comprising one or more constellations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nabil Loghin, Lothar Stadelmeier, Jan Zoellner, Yuji Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9812265
    Abstract: A switching module for a switch includes a housing configured to execute a switching movement when the switch is actuated. The switching module also includes an actuator, which is disposed in the housing and is configured to execute an actuation movement that can be controlled by a control contour. Moreover, the switching module includes an energy converter, which is disposed in the housing and is configured to provide an electrical pulse when powered by the actuation movement of the actuator. Furthermore, the switching module includes a switch unit for emitting a switching signal based on the electrical pulse, for indicating the switching movement of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventor: Eduard Ruff
  • Patent number: 9813905
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for facilitating an automatic out-of-band authentication process that includes a DTMF token. The process involves receiving an authentication token via one network and automatically sending the token back through a different network. In some cases, the process may be performed without the need for any human interaction. One of the tokens is a DTMF signal that may be sent on its own or during a voice communication session over the audio path established for the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
    Inventor: Sam Grosby
  • Patent number: 9680548
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for carrying out an intelligent fast antenna steering technology (iFAST), and the method can be implemented by way of being integrated into a wireless network device under the form of software or firmware. Therefore, when the wireless network device installed with the method is initially set to work or rebooted, the method of the present invention would automatically set and adjust a plurality of wireless antennas of the wireless network device according to a variety of wireless network parameters of wireless network signals transceived by the wireless network, so as to make the wireless network signals radiated by the wireless network device be able to cover the application environment as comprehensive as possible; thereafter, a high-quality wireless network service is provided to the clients located in the application environment by the wireless network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: CUMITEK INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Ta Tung, Chia-Hsin Liao
  • Patent number: 9674021
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for transmitting a broadcast signal, including: an input formatting module configured to demultiplex an input stream into at least one Data Pipe (DP); a BICM (Bit Interleaved Coding and Modulation) module configured to perform error correction processing on data of the DP; a frame building module configured to map the data of the DP to symbols within a frame; an OFDM generation module configured to generate a transmission signal by inserting a preamble into the frame and performing OFDM modulation; and a transmission parameter control module configured to set at least one transmission parameter and control transmission signal processing of the frame building module and the OFDM generation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Chulkyu Mun, Byounggill Kim, Jaehyung Kim, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 9667465
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for wireless communication. In one aspect, an apparatus for wireless communication is provided. The apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive a wireless signal comprising a packet. At least a portion of the wireless signal is configured to be received over a bandwidth lower than or equal to 1.25 MHz. The packet is formed from at least one orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol comprising thirty-two tones. The thirty-two tones correspond to frequency subcarriers within the bandwidth. The thirty-two tones of the at least one OFDM symbol are allocated as: twenty-four data tones, two pilot tones, five guard tones, and one direct current (DC) tone. The apparatus includes a processor configured to evaluate the wireless signal. The processor includes a transform module configured to convert the at least one OFDM symbol into a frequency domain signal using a thirty-two point mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mohammad Hossein Taghavi Nasrabadi, Sameer Vermani, Lin Yang, Hemanth Sampath
  • Patent number: 9645249
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving performance in terrestrial and satellite positioning systems are disclosed. Signal processing systems and methods are described for selecting, from among a set of codes, certain codes having desired autocorrelation and/or cross-correlation properties. Systems and methods for generating, encoding, transmitting, and receiving signals using the selected codes are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Norman F. Krasner, Bhaskar Nallapureddy, Arun Raghupathy
  • Patent number: 9647873
    Abstract: In a method for generating a physical layer (PHY) data unit, pilot tone contribution sequence values for a first set of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols and for a second set of OFDM symbols are determined using a pilot mapping function. The first set is to be included in a signal field of the data unit, and the second set is to be included in a data portion of the data unit. The first set and the second set are generated to include pilot tones modulated based on the pilot tone contribution sequence values determined, respectively, for the first set of OFDM symbols and for the second set of OFDM symbols. The signal field is generated to include the first set, and the data portion is generated to include the second set. The data unit is generated to include at least the signal field and the data portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventor: Hongyuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9618210
    Abstract: A user interface for an induction heating cooker, a method of controlling the same and an induction heating cooker thereof are provided. The user interface, if a drag touch signal of a drag touch from one position to another position on a display unit is sensed, is configured to change power levels of all of coils in operation to a predetermined reference power level and displays the changed power level. The induction heating cooker is configured to supply the coils with a power corresponding to the reference power level, thereby controlling all of the coils with one drag touch and enabling enhanced security while in a rapid manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon Ho Lee, Joo Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9615332
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device includes a wireless communication unit that performs wireless communication with another battery-operated device; and a processor connected to the wireless communication unit, wherein the processor executes a process including: calculating power consumption for each of network configurations that differ in a connection relation between a plurality of devices including the mobile terminal device and the another device, the power consumption consumed by the devices for wireless communication, determining a network configuration having a longest battery duration of the devices, based on the calculated power consumption, and setting a connection between the devices according to the determined network configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Manabu Nakao
  • Patent number: 9585044
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention discloses a method for allowing user equipment (UE), which can receive channel state information reference signals from a plurality of antenna ports, to transmit channel state information to at least one base station that controls the plurality of antenna ports. The method comprises the following steps: receiving power information of each of the plurality of antenna ports from the at least one base station; calculating channel state information on the at least one base station on the basis of the received power information and channel state information reference signals received from the plurality of antenna ports; and transmitting the calculated channel state information to the at least one base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hanjun Park, Seungmin Lee, Hyungtae Kim, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 9516291
    Abstract: Television systems are disclosed that incorporate separate A/V processing systems and television displays. The television displays can receive video driving signals wirelessly from the A/V processing system that can be used to directly drive the display driver of the television display. By separating the electronics used to receive various input sources of audio and video (A/V) content from the television display, the television display can be designed to consume less power, can be manufactured to be significantly lighter and can be installed with fewer cables. Indeed, cables can be eliminated entirely, where the A/V processing system communicates wirelessly with the television display and the television display obtains power wirelessly from a wireless power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: George Toye, Larry J. Leifer
  • Patent number: 9497046
    Abstract: An OFDM communication system performs time domain channel estimation responsive to received symbols before the symbols are processed by a fast Fourier transform. The communication system generates virtual pilots from actual pilots to improve the stability and quality of channel estimation. The system generates a reference signal from the actual and virtual pilots and correlates the resulting reference signal with a signal responsive to the received symbol to generate an initial channel impulse response (CIR) and to determine statistics about the channel. In some circumstances, the resulting reference signal is correlated with a modified symbol in which the actual and virtual pilot locations are emphasized and the data locations are deemphasized. Time domain channel estimation iteratively improves on the initial CIR. The system determines channel estimates for data only symbols through averaging such as interpolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Acorn Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven C Thompson, Fernando Lopez de Victoria
  • Patent number: 9391646
    Abstract: A memory controller includes a joint source-channel encoder circuit and a joint source-channel decoder circuit. The joint source-channel encoder circuit source encodes received data independent of whether the received data is compressible data, performs error correction coding on the source encoded data, and stores the source encoded data in a memory device. The joint source-channel decoder circuit performs source decoding of the data read from the memory device between iterations of error correction coding of the read data, and outputs the read data to at least one of a buffer memory and a storage device interface. The joint source-channel decoder circuit performs the source decoding of the read data independent of whether the read data is compressed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Iddo Naiss, Uri Beitler, Jun Jin Kong
  • Patent number: 9386562
    Abstract: A method of transmitting at least one data stream by a transmitter in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes generating a preamble section including signaling information and a data section including at least one data stream; generating a frame including the preamble section and the data section; and transmitting the generated frame, wherein the signaling information includes first information including information related to the at least one data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ismael Gutierrez, Alain Mourad
  • Patent number: 9385828
    Abstract: TDMA communications between a host device and a number of clients on a communications channel are dynamically adapted to allocate or de-allocate time slots in response to changes in the number of active clients. The system initially operates in a startup mode in which the host device transmits a startup message on the communications channel and assigns a timeslot in a TDMA cycle in response to connection requests received from each of the requesting clients. After exiting the startup mode, the system operates in a normal mode in which the host device initiates the TDMA cycle by transmitting a polling message on the communications channel that indicates a number of timeslots occurring within that particular TDMA cycle. The host changes the number of timeslots indicated in the polling message to responsively adapt duration of the TDMA cycle as the number of clients communicating via the communications channel changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Brett Chessher, Scott Fillingim
  • Patent number: 9374719
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication includes transmitting channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) configuration information to a user equipment (UE). The CSI-RS configuration information is transmitted so that the UE may mitigate interference caused by interfering CSI-RSs. The CSI-RS configuration may be a CSI-RS configuration of a neighbor cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Hao Xu, Wanshi Chen, Tao Luo, Peter Gaal, Taesang Yoo, Yongbin Wei, Durga Prasad Malladi, Stefan Geirhofer
  • Patent number: 9361482
    Abstract: A device generating specific information of a semiconductor device includes a bit generation unit including a glitch generation circuit and a bit conversion circuit for converting a shape of the glitch into an information bit. The glitch generation circuit includes a plurality of combinational circuits mounted thereon to output a plurality of different glitches. The bit generation unit further includes a selector for selecting one glitch from among the plurality of different glitches in response to a selection signal to output the selected one glitch to the bit conversion circuit. The device further includes a performance evaluation/control unit for outputting the selection signal to obtain a piece of bit information corresponding to each of the plurality of different glitches and specifying a glitch satisfying a desired performance based on the respective pieces of bit information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9363662
    Abstract: A method of selecting a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) in a portable terminal on which multiple SIMs are capable of being mounted, includes determining whether an application/service that is currently being executed is an application or a service for which security is previously set, selecting a SIM that is previously set for security use or a SIM that is set for general use, according to a result of the determination, and performing communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Man-Gun Hur, Jin-Woo Lee, Yong-Jin Kim, Sung-Kyu Oh
  • Patent number: 9238466
    Abstract: A control system for vehicles to operate at an ecological driving modus, for example in case they are used within a locality such as a city or town. A control system initiated by a clearly identifiable switch installed either at the dashboard or on the steering wheel, the switch being manually operated by the driver. The control system can be can also be initiated via radio- or light-waves' signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Inventor: Alexander Koslow
  • Patent number: 9214083
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for controlling automatic opening of a vehicle's trunk through wireless communication between a fob key for the vehicle and a bumper LF antenna disposed in the rear of the vehicle. The apparatus controls the trunk so as to be automatically opened through communication with the bumper LF antenna on the basis of the position of the fob key and the number of receptions of an RF signal, when a fob key holder approaches the trunk for opening the trunk. Alternatively, a sensor module is attached near the trunk (particularly, a lower end center of a rear bumper) and determines whether there is the fob key, thereby allowing the trunk to be automatically opened when a sensing signal is inputted by simple movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Chul Lim, Young Jun Jang
  • Patent number: 9071447
    Abstract: A method for generating data encryption coding with variable clocking according to one embodiment includes storing a secret code in a first register; storing a locally-generated random number in a second register; storing a second random number generated at a remote device in the second register; extracting bits from the first register; extracting bits from the second register; setting a state of a clock generator in response to one or more bits from each register, the clock generator generating a clock signal controlling operation of the first register, the clock signal varying depending on the state of the clock generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventors: Roger Green Stewart, Daniel Noah Paley
  • Publication number: 20150138008
    Abstract: A method for target identification for a connectable device is carried out at a mobile device. A sensor on a mobile device receives one or more infrared emissions from one or more infrared light sources, each light source being provided by a connectable device in an area. One or more processors in the mobile device analyze the one or more infrared emissions to determine a target connectable device at a target position in the area. The mobile device receives a blink pattern of infrared emissions from the target connectable device. One or more processors in the mobile device decode the blink pattern to determine a reference for the target connectable device to enable wireless connection by the mobile device to the target connectable device for data transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Brown, Nicholas K. Lincoln, Jens D. R. Lundgren, Anthony P. Papageorgiou
  • Patent number: 9035816
    Abstract: A transmitter for remote control, the transmitter includes an amplifier configured to receive a first audio signal from an electronic device and amplify the first audio signal, a transmission module electrically connected to the amplifier to receive the amplified first audio signal and generating a carrier signal, a power supply connected to the transmission module, and an attenuation circuit electrically connected to the transmission module to receive the carrier signal, wherein the amplified first audio signal is configured to modulate the carrier signal and the first audio signal is one of a left channel audio signal and a right channel audio signal output from the electronic device via an audio connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: FAVEPC INC.
    Inventor: Shao-Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 9000886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method, computer program product, and system for preventing an inadvertent configuration of an electrical device provided with an infrared interface (30). The method, computer program product, and system include activation of one or more infrared buttons (31, 32, 33, or 34) provided on the infrared interface (30) in order to configure the electrical device. The method, computer program product, and system include a display (40) that indicates an infrared button sequence), wherein said button sequence is entered before the configuration occurs and includes activation of at least a first infrared button (31, 32, 33, or 34) and at least a second infrared button (31, 32, 33, or 34).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Ezra Sobel, Xiaoling DiGrazia
  • Publication number: 20150091747
    Abstract: An integrated circuit and a code generating method are described. The integrated circuit includes a plurality of field effect transistors, a plurality of sense-amplifiers, and a processing circuit. Each field effect transistor is configured to represent an address in a mapping table and includes a source, a drain, a channel and a gate. Each sense-amplifier is connected to the drain and configured to sense an electric current from the drain and identify a threshold voltage of the corresponding field effect transistor. The processing circuit is configured to categorize each of the threshold voltages identified by the corresponding sense-amplifiers into a first state and a second state and mark the state of each of the threshold voltages at the corresponding address in the mapping table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8982997
    Abstract: In a method of transmitting a data stream from a transmitter in a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) wireless communication system, where the transmitter comprises a plurality of transmit antennas, a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) is applied to the data stream to generate a plurality of symbol sequences; symbols of a first symbol sequence from the plurality of symbol sequences are paired with symbols of a second symbol sequence from the plurality of symbol sequences to generate a plurality of symbol pairs, wherein the pairing results in an orphan symbol; a space-time block code (STBC) is applied to the symbol pairs to generate a plurality of sets of STBC symbols, each set of STBC symbols being associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of antennas; a cyclic delay diversity (CDD) operation is applied to the orphan symbol to generate a plurality of CDD symbols, each CDD symbol being associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of antennas; and each one of the antennas transmits the corres
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Aplle Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Jia, Masoud Ebrahimi Tazeh Mahalleh, Mohammadhaadi Baligh, Hua Xu, Jianglei Ma, Amir Khandani
  • Publication number: 20150054669
    Abstract: An encoder input device includes a connection terminal to be connected to one of encoders and made common to a plurality of types of signal systems of the encoders, a plurality of power supplies for signals according to the plurality of types of signal systems of the encoders, and a software switch that switches connection arrangement between the connection terminal and the power supplies for signals in a software manner according to the signal system of the encoder connected to the connection terminal among the plurality of types of signal systems of the encoders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takumi Okuyama
  • Patent number: 8963694
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for selecting a remote controlled device to be controlled from among a plurality of remote controllable devices. The system includes an electronic device having a registration interface configured to register device data corresponding to the plurality of remote controllable devices, a position locator configured to determine position data corresponding to a position of the electronic device, and an orientation interface configured to receive orientation data corresponding to an orientation of a user. A controller is configured to select the remote controlled device based on the device data, the position data, and the orientation data. The plurality of remote controllable devices each may include a respective data source configured to provide the device data, and a headset may be configured to generate the orientation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications AB
    Inventors: Martin Nystrom, Erik Ahlgren
  • Patent number: 8957762
    Abstract: An intermediary between a remote control device and a remotely controllable device implements identification and/or authentication. The intermediary is, e.g., a node or set of nodes within a head end of a cable network service provider. A remote control device at a customer premise sends a command intended to control a remotely controllably device which is also located at the same customer premise. The customer premise includes a network interface, e.g., a cable modem, which has associated identification information. The command and the associated network interface identification information are communicated to the intermediary, e.g., via a cable modem. The intermediary accesses a subscriber record corresponding to the location based on the network interface identification information. The intermediary identifies the device to be controlled, e.g., a particular set top box and/or authenticates the remote control device. A command is sent via the network to the device to be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Scott Ramsdell
  • Patent number: 8952840
    Abstract: A compact, register-based, eight-bit virtual machine is realized on a resource-constrained device such as, for example, an IR remote control device. The IR remote control device includes a script interpreter, as well as loader API functionality and API functionality to support communication over a bidirectional link. The functionality of the remote control device is customized by loading either a machine code API routine and/or a script API routine onto the remote control device via the bidirectional link. A script is loaded via the bidirectional link and is stored in program memory. Once loaded, the script is interpreted by the virtual machine, thereby calling API functionalities provided, and thereby causing the remote control device to have a desired customized function. Providing the virtual machine on all the members of a family of remote control devices allows the same script to run on any remote control device of the family.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: IXYS CH GmbH
    Inventors: Adam P. G. Provis, Oscar C. Miramontes, George C. Vergis
  • Patent number: 8928519
    Abstract: A base band to frequency up-converter is described wherein the base band to frequency up-converter comprises a first input for receiving a first base band signal of first base band samples and a second input for receiving a second base band signal of second base band samples and an output for providing up-converted radio signal samples. The base-band to radio frequency up-converter further comprises a phase converter for converting the first base band signal of first base band samples and the second base band signal of second base band samples into a first intermediate signal of first intermediate samples, a second intermediate signal of second intermediate samples, and a third intermediate signal of third intermediate samples. The intermediate samples are then up-converted into radio signal samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Kathrein-Werke KG
    Inventor: Udo Karthaus
  • Patent number: 8929478
    Abstract: An apparatus for transmitting data in a communication system includes: a receiving unit configured to receive feedback information for each of a plurality of stations (STAB) in response to a control frame; an adjusting unit configured to adjust links of the STAB at frequency channels based on the feedback information, and set optimal links for the respective STAB; and a transmitting unit configured to transmit data to the STAB through the optimal links, wherein the feedback information comprises one or more of optimal stream number information, optimal modulation and coding scheme (MCS) information, optimal bandwidth information, average signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) information, space-time information, optimal space-time block coding (STBC) information, group ID information, coding type information, and FB Tx type information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Min-Ho Cheong, Sok-Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 8890720
    Abstract: A light guide is provided for illuminating innumerable constructions, but which is ideally suited for illuminating the keys of a keyboard. The light guide includes a translucent planar plate having a top, a bottom and sides. Further, the light guide includes one or more cavities which project upwardly into the translucent plate from its bottom surface. The cavities are hollow or filled with a translucent material so that the translucent plate and the one or more cavities form translucent interfaces where the cavities interface with the plate. The light guide also includes a reflector which covers the plate bottom and cavity openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Shipman, David G. Duckworth