Transmitter For Remote Control Signal Patents (Class 341/176)
  • Patent number: 11314313
    Abstract: Screen casting on between two devices is described. In an example implementation, a communication link is established by a first device with a second device for casting a screen of the second device on the first device. Upon establishing the communication link, a command message is sent by the first device to the second device to set a backlight of the screen of the second device based on user backlight settings. When no user activity is detected on the second device for a specific time period, a request message is received by the first device from the second device, indicating switching the backlight of the screen of the second device to power-saving backlight settings. In response to the request message, a command message is sent by the first device to the second device to set the backlight of the screen of the second device based on the power-saving backlight settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: YK Hsieh, Han-Kuang Chang, Chung-Chun Chen, Leo Joseph Gerten
  • Patent number: 11308793
    Abstract: Remote control device and method for controlling interactions between the remote control device and a controlled appliance. The remote control device comprises a BLE interface and a battery for powering the BLE interface. Upon determination of a first condition being met, the remote control device sets the BLE interface in a standby mode where the power supplied by the battery to the BLE interface is limited to a minimal value. Upon determination of a second condition being met, the remote control device transmits one or more BLE advertising signal via the BLE interface. The remote control device receives a connection request from a controlled appliance via the BLE interface, establishes a connection between the remote control device and the controlled appliance through the BLE interface, and exchanges data with the controlled appliance via the BLE communication interface (e.g. transmission of a command for an actuator of the controlled appliance).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: DISTECH CONTROLS INC.
    Inventors: Arthur Chretien, Franck Forestier
  • Patent number: 11282392
    Abstract: A method monitors an environment of a parked motor vehicle that includes an engine, a computer and a monitoring system including an asynchronous camera. The monitoring method includes: a parked vehicle detection step in which the monitoring system detects that the vehicle is parked and the engine is stopped; a movement detection step in which the monitoring system detects if an object is moving in the vehicle environment by movement detection via the asynchronous camera; and a step of waking up the computer in which the monitoring system wakes up the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: RENAULT s.a.s
    Inventor: Charles Florimond
  • Patent number: 11270577
    Abstract: A keycode data structure includes a device type byte, a set of keycodes, system code information, a system data byte, a protocol pointer that points to a protocol table and a number of flagbytes that are used to index a particular key among the keycodes. The keycode data structure also contains a plurality of keycode data structure pointers (KDSPs). Keycode data structures are linked together using KDSPs. A special value in the keycode data structure is used to indicate that the keycode data structure contains multiple KDSPs. The number of pointers is stored in a particular location of the keycode data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Oscar C. Miramontes
  • Patent number: 11178444
    Abstract: A roaming video experience, in which users continue watching a content item when moving from viewing device to viewing device is enabled herein via Radio Frequency (RF) enabled remote controls and set top boxes. A device identifier from a first RF-enabled set top box is communicated to an active RF-enabled remote control. When a user signals a second RF-enabled set top box, the viewing session parameter set associated with the active RF-enabled remote control is passed to the second RF-enabled set top box. Using the parameter set, the second set top box is enabled to learn the system settings, user preferences, and content item that were used on the first set top box, and provide a continued viewing experience—the roaming video experience—for the user on an associated viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ramkumar Krishnan, Muhammad Raza, Matt Munchinski, Albert Higashi
  • Patent number: 11166071
    Abstract: A system (1) for acknowledging a user among a plurality of users in an environment, includes: a movable device (2) configured to be by users in the environment, configured to command a stationary device (3), wherein movable device (2) comprises: one or more motion sensors (13) to detect movements imparted by the user to the movable device (2) and to provide signals representative of the same; a microphone (15) to detect the sound of the environment and to provide a signal representative of the same; a motion acknowledging module (16); a vocal acknowledging module (17); and a pairing module (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: E-Novia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Ivo Boniolo, Vincenzo Costanzo Russi, Alex Buzzetti, Niccolò Valerio
  • Patent number: 10985982
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein include, determining a proximity of the first networked device to a second networked device, determining whether there is a wired network connection existing between the first networked device and the second networked device, and in response to determining the proximity and the existence of a wired network connection, reconfiguring one or more operational parameters of one or both of the first networked device and the second networked device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Nick D'Amato
  • Patent number: 10978064
    Abstract: In one embodiment, in accordance with the present invention, a method for incorporating human comprehension and interaction with device-to-device communication between devices as they occur in a person's immediate surroundings. The method includes detecting that a user is present, wherein the user is detected by a first instance of a smart assistant software executing on the first device. The method further includes identifying an occurrence of a monitored event. The method further includes, in response to identifying the occurrence of the monitored event, determining a task to be performed by a second device. The method further includes generating instructions for instructing the second device to perform the task, wherein the generated instructions include a verbal command and audibly emitting the verbal command, wherein the audibly emitted verbal command is within audible range of both the user and the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Martin G. Keen, John M. Ganci, Jr., James E. Bostick
  • Patent number: 10940831
    Abstract: A vehicle entry system that comprises a portable terminal and an onboard device that wirelessly communicates with the portable terminal. The onboard device has a door opening/closing unit that can lock a vehicle door in a closed state and open the vehicle door to a prescribed angle; and an onboard control unit that, on the basis of commands transmitted from an authenticated portable terminal, controls a vehicle drive system and the door opening/closing unit. The portable terminal has a touch panel and a terminal control unit that outputs commands to the onboard control unit. A plurality of icons are displayed on the touch panel includes an advance-and-open-door icon for giving a command to advance the vehicle door and then open the vehicle door; and a reverse-and-open-door icon for giving a command to reverse the vehicle door and, after reversing, to open the vehicle door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUI KINZOKU ACT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mikio Ichinose, Hiroki Hattori
  • Patent number: 10932968
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a control device includes an operation part including an operation acceptor capable of accepting a control operation of a movable part of electric furniture, and includes a detector provided in the operation part. A non-accepting state in which the movable part is not controlled even when the operation acceptor receives an input transitions, based on a detection result of the detector, to an accepting state in which the movable part is controlled according to the control operation accepted by the operation acceptor. A control device and electric furniture are provided in which the operationability can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Hosokawa, Masato Shimokawa, Tomoki Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10925132
    Abstract: A multipixel LED component includes a plurality of emission zones; a plurality of conversion elements adapted to convert radiation emitted from the emission zones into radiation of another wavelength range; a controller including a plurality of current sources and a transmitter adapted for wireless data transmission; and two electrical contact structures through which the LED component is energized, wherein the controller mechanically fixedly connects to the emission zones, each of the current sources is assigned to one of the emission zones biuniquely, the transmitter receives signals to control the current sources, the current sources are controllable according to the signals, each current source operates the emission zone assigned to it, and the number of emission zones is greater than the number of contact structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: OSRAM OLED GmbH
    Inventor: Norwin von Malm
  • Patent number: 10822845
    Abstract: A gesture access system for a motor vehicle, includes a radiation transmitter to emit radiation signals and a radiation receiver, an illumination device and/or an audio device, and a processor programmed to activate the illumination and/or audio device according to a first activation scheme in response to determining an object is within a sensing region of the radiation receiver, and in response to the object within the sensing region exhibiting a predefined gesture, to activate the illumination and/or audio according to a second activation scheme and control an actuator to unlock, lock, open or close an access closure of the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ADAC Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Bussis, Anne Adamczyk, James Jetton, Robert Bingle, Keith J. Vadas, Thomas M. French
  • Patent number: 10827358
    Abstract: A framework of abstraction of new and existing 5G radios can enhance capabilities of new and existing micro radios and other short range radio technologies to enable intelligent service delivery, dynamic access learning capability, and network slicing over 5G access networks. Enhancing layer communication for both control and user plane can be tunneled through the hosting layer and exploit a common transport provided by the hosting layer. The tunneling through the hosting layer can also enable the enhance capabilities to access the same radio management functions and can be orchestrated by the same core function. Additionally, provisioning processes can be reduced based on the types of Internet-of-things devices being previously connected to a software-defined networking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Erie Lai Har Lau, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10781624
    Abstract: A system and method for selectively controlling a specific window of a power window system of a vehicle. The system includes a portable remote control including activation switches, each corresponding to a specific power window of a vehicle, a first wireless transceiver mounted onto the vehicle, and a second wireless transceiver disposed in the portable remote control. Actuation of an activation switch causes the second wireless transceiver to communicate a demand signal to the first wireless transceiver that identifies the specific power window of the vehicle corresponding to the actuated activation switch. The first wireless transceiver receives the demand signal and communicates instruction to an electronic control unit of the vehicle to actuate the specific window identified by the demand signal. The electronic control unit then actuates the specific power window of the vehicle that corresponds to the activation switch initially actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Felix Diaz
  • Patent number: 10720048
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an infrared remote control learning method, including: receiving an infrared signal transmitted by an infrared remote controller when a key of the infrared remote controller is operated; acquire corresponding infrared coded data according to the received infrared signal, and completing learning of the key, when the subsequent infrared coded data comprises infrared coded data identical to the first acquired infrared coded data, the subsequent infrared coded data being infrared coded data acquired after the first infrared coded data. The present disclosure also discloses an infrared remote control learning device. According to the present disclosure, all code values of each key of an infrared remote controller may be learned, so that the range learned by a mobile terminal may be expanded, realizing more accurate and complete learning of code value information of the original key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN UNITIVELINK ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tianji Wu
  • Patent number: 10621857
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling set up of a controlling device capable of controlling a plurality of appliances, via an interactive instruction set and associated programming. The programming is accessible by a STB or other controllable appliance and is configured to appropriately display interactive instructions and prompts to a user during a user initiated set up procedure for configuration of another controllable device (e.g., DVD, VCR, DVR, etc) available to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Lee Haughawout, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10575600
    Abstract: A smart zipper includes: a fastener stringer including two rows of zipper teeth and a joint at one end of the two rows of zipper teeth for fixedly connecting the one end of the two rows of zipper teeth; a slider, including two lateral limiting portions, the two lateral limiting portions having conductive properties, and the two lateral limiting portions respectively electrically contacting outer edges of the two rows of zipper teeth; and a resistance measuring chip electrically connected to the two lateral limiting portions of the slider respectively, wherein the resistance measuring chip, the slider and the fastener stringer form a conductive loop. The resistance measuring chip is used for measuring the resistance value of the conductive loop, and outputting a measurement signal. The smart zipper provided by the present disclosure can detect its own closed state. Therefore, the user can know the closed state of the zipper in real time to avoid embarrassment or property loss due to unclosed zipper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhigang Zhou, Liang Li
  • Patent number: 10578067
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive vehicle GPS coordinates. The processor is also configured to compare the received GPS coordinates to known device coordinates. Further, the processor is configured to page a vehicle computing system, requesting connection, if the vehicle coordinates and the known device coordinates are within a predetermined proximity and connect to the vehicle upon receipt of a response message from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hadi Elzein, Jeffrey Raymond Ostrowski
  • Patent number: 10567567
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the mobile terminal are disclosed. A mobile terminal according to the present invention may figure out a user's intention for controlling an IoT device on the basis of at least one of a grip sensor, attitude detection sensor, camera image, and context awareness information without involving a process of executing a separate application for controlling the IoT device, thereby providing a control menu for controlling the IoT device more intuitively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyunghye Seo, Juhyun Jung, Younghoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10532466
    Abstract: A hand controller for enabling a user to perform an activity and method for controlling a robotic arm is provided. The hand controller includes a bar with a grip and a plurality of motors to provide a force feedback to the user in response to the movement of the plurality of mechanical arms. The method involves receiving input corresponding to the manipulation of a bar and providing a force feedback in response to the movement of the plurality of mechanical arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TITAN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Uwe Schaible, Drazena Brocilo, John Harmen
  • Patent number: 10505755
    Abstract: A server and a method of controlling a group action of the server are provided. The server can determine whether a conflict occurs between a first group action that is being executed and a second group action that is requested to be executed and determine at least one conflict solution, and the method controls the execution of the group actions by the server and the determination and communication of the conflict solution. The conflict can be determined by using group action characteristics of the first group action and the second group action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-hun Ha, Moon-ki Hong, Jae-keun Lee, Jun-ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10490052
    Abstract: A motion-sensing floor mat, an assembly of such floor mats, and a monitoring system with such floor mats are provided; wherein the floor mat can be joined with another such floor mat and electrically connected to a monitoring device to form the monitoring system; the monitoring device stores a queue list and a topology matrix and uses a topological algorithm to store the identification tag of each such floor mat detected into the queue list in order, to gradually establish the topology matrix for the floor mats detected; and to thereby obtain the relative positions of the floor mats detected. When any of the floor mats is subjected to pressure (e.g., when someone falls on the floor mat accidentally) and generates a sensing signal, the monitoring device can pinpoint the position of that floor mat (i.e., the location of the fall) rapidly according to the topology matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: SEDA CHEMICAL PRODUCTS CO., LTD., SEDA G-TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeh-Liang Hsu, Wei-Kuan Wang, Kai-Wei Chang, Yu-Wei Liu, Wei-Yi Chang
  • Patent number: 10477134
    Abstract: An image display apparatus and a method of operating the same are provided. The image display apparatus includes a display configured to display a screen, and a communicator configured to communicate with a control device. The image display apparatus further includes a processor configured to control the communicator to transmit an activation signal to the control device, in response to the image display apparatus being in a pre-set state, control the communicator to receive a control signal corresponding to a wheel key input that is sensed by the control device in response to the activation signal being transmitted, and control an operation of the image display apparatus, according to an interaction that is determined based on the control signal that is received and state information of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chae-young Lim, Je-hwan Seo, Min-sup Kim, Hyun-kyu Yun
  • Patent number: 10443878
    Abstract: An air conditioner is installed in a target space. An operating state is switched based on a command sent from a portable communication terminal. The air conditioner includes a specific information storage component, a specific information notification component that gives notification of the specific information to the communication terminal, a command receiving component that receives the command sent from the communication terminal, and an actuator drive component that executes a switching control that switches action of an actuator based on the command received. The specific information includes identification information and operable period information that designates an operable period during which the operating state is switchable by the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryouji Inoue, Yukio Inoue, Ryousuke Yamamoto, Yasuaki Kobayashi, Asuka Yagi, Tatsuya Higuchi, Youta Katou
  • Patent number: 10440095
    Abstract: A method of facilitating an operating terminal to control media information displayed on target terminals using a computer server is disclosed. Upon receipt of a search request for target terminals within a local area network from an operating terminal, the computer server identifies a list of online terminals as the target terminals and returns the target terminals to the operating terminal. A user of the operating terminal then generates an operation instruction for controlling media information displayed on the target terminals. In response to the operation instruction, the computer server sends the operation instruction to respective applications running on the target terminals. The respective applications are configured to control the media information displayed on the target terminals in accordance with the operation instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Bin Zhou, Chen Yu
  • Patent number: 10432684
    Abstract: The presently described subject matter allows the user to interactively browse a collection of electronic files, such as a digital photo collection, remotely using a mobile telephone. Files from the collection of electronic files can be directed from the mobile telephone to be sent to a remote display device, where the file can be displayed. Also, a user can record voice and text annotations from the mobile phone to preserve with an electronic file, and which is transported along with the file when it is displayed on a remote display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. Glenner, Curtis G. Wong
  • Patent number: 10432681
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for transmitting and controlling images of a remotely executed application, the method including connecting a mobile computing device to a remote server; connecting a desktop computing device to the remote server and to the mobile computing device; starting an application on the remote server, wherein the application generates graphical objects controllable by commands from the mobile computing device; encoding each graphical object into a video stream; transferring the video stream to the mobile computing device and to the desktop computing device; generating the commands on mobile computing device; sending the commands to the remote server; detecting if the video stream contains results of execution of the commands; displaying the graphical objects on the local computing device; and generating an image of a substitute graphic object image if the video stream does not contain the results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Parallels International GmbH
    Inventors: Artem Kolomeitsev, Alexander Kiselev, Nikolay N. Dobrovolskiy, Stanislav S. Protassov, Serguei M. Beloussov
  • Patent number: 10386809
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to learn and share remote commands are disclosed. An example method to configure a playback device to be controlled by a remote control includes receiving by the playback device a first code for a first command from the remote control. The example method includes identifying by the playback device a second code for a second command based on the received first code. The example method includes receiving by the playback device the second code from the remote control. The example method includes executing the second command by the playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Griffiths, Simon Jarvis, Hilmar Lehnert, Aurelio Ramos
  • Patent number: 10369708
    Abstract: A robot including an end-effector and a robot arm having a proximal link, a distal link, and a joint assembly for controlling the relative position of the two links. The joint assembly includes an actuated linkage joint including a pair of stops and a passive linkage joint including a mechanical positioner for the end-effector located between the stops. The pair of stops are configured to constrain movement of the mechanical positioner to thereby constrain the ability of a user to manipulate the end-effector outside a predetermined range of motion and permit movement of the end-effector within the predetermined range of motion. The drive mechanism is configured to control a location of at least one stop of the pair of stops based on a position of a virtual object in a virtual space. The joint assembly is one of a prismatic joint assembly and a revolute joint assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventor: Hyosig Kang
  • Patent number: 10363182
    Abstract: A patient control unit for controlling functions of a hospital bed includes a housing having a first side that includes a plurality of user inputs to control the functions of the hospital bed. The housing has a second side that includes a dock to secure a handheld phone in place on the housing. A hospital bed has a head-of-bed angle (HOBA) lockout selector that is used to signal a controller to prevent a head section of the bed from being moved below a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert M. Zerhusen, Michael Provinzano, Daniel Nachtigal
  • Patent number: 10280066
    Abstract: A system includes a valve (14) configured to operate a filling of a tank (11); and blocking device (15) that blocks access to the valve (14). The blocking device (15) is operated between a closing and an opening position by an actuator (20) governed by a wireless terminal (12). The wireless terminal (12) includes a transceiver (65) for sending a charging signal (WD) that includes a data signal portion (D) and a supply portion (W) carrying energy via electromagnetic induction, in particular a WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) signal. The blocking device (15) is configured for receiving electrical energy from the supply portion (W) to operate the actuator (20). The blocking device (15) also includes a control module (70) enabling operation of the actuator (20) according to the data signal portion (D) exchanged with a corresponding control module (60) of the wireless terminal (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Liquigas S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marco Bonvino, Luciano Garbini
  • Patent number: 10271366
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including: a processing unit configured to acquire device-related information including identification information with which a communication target device can be specified from the communication target device when first communication with the communication target device is started, and to perform a process via communication with the communication target device using the first communication or second communication whose communicable range is wider than the first communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiko Nagayama, Masahiro Sueyoshi, Masashi Ishikawa, Yoshinobu Ito
  • Patent number: 10261816
    Abstract: A web server uses selection criteria for identifying an electronic consumer device to identify a codeset likely to be appropriate for communicating with the electronic consumer device and data indicative of at least one code of the identified codeset is provided to a remote control device whereupon the data indicative of the at least one code of the identified codeset is automatically activated by the remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Lee, Oscar C. Miramontes, Daniel SauFu Mui
  • Patent number: 10228723
    Abstract: An electronic device and method of controlling the electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display that includes a flat region and at least one curved region, an input device that receives a user manipulation, at least one pressure sensor that senses a pressure applied to the electronic device. The electronic device also includes a processor that performs an operation corresponding to the user manipulation based on the result of the sensed pressure caused by the user manipulation inputted on the curved region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nam Hoi Kim, Byung Jin Kang, Seong Woong Park, Do Hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10225739
    Abstract: A mobile device, which has internet connectivity and several input/output devices, includes a mobile universal remote controller (MURC) and an appliance lifecycle module. The MURC controls several appliances of different types from different vendors and the lifecycle module provides connectivity between a user of the mobile device and one of several appliance-lifecycle service providers through the input/output devices. An appliance lifecycle management server includes several appliance lifecycle databases, an access controller, and a plurality of flow handlers. The databases receive and store lifecycle information about appliances controlled by the MURCs. The access controller assigns roles and access permissions to the MURC and to server providers that access the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sure Universal Ltd.
    Inventors: Viktor Ariel, Maria Berezansky, Ofer Rotschield, Vadim Lanzman
  • Patent number: 10218937
    Abstract: A video calling method and video calling apparatus are provided. The video calling method includes obtaining a first video image acquired by a first terminal; performing action recognition on the first video image; and sending, in response to determining an action recognition result matches a first preset action, a first preset animation corresponding to the first preset action and the first video image to a second terminal performing video calling with the first terminal for displaying by the second terminal. With the video calling apparatus, an animation related to a scenario may be generated according to the scenario, for example, a body action of a user, provided by a video, and the animation is sent to a peer device for displaying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Fa Wang
  • Patent number: 10203668
    Abstract: A controllable device, such as a set top box, responds to a transmission received from a one of a plurality of controlling devices of differing capabilities by entering into a one of a plurality of operating modes wherein the one of the plurality of operating modes entered into corresponds to the capabilities of the controlling device from which the transmission originated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Olav B. M. Pouw, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10192428
    Abstract: A codeset is described in a Public Codeset Communication Format (PCCF) as a format block including a plurality of fields having readily decipherable values, such as ASCII character values. One field is a mark/space information field that includes a sequence of mark time indicators and space time indicators for an operational signal of the codeset. A second field is a signal characteristic information field for the operational signal. Signal characteristic information may include carrier on/off information, repeat frame information, toggle control information, and last frame information. The PCCF is a codeset interchange format of general applicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: George Vergis
  • Patent number: 10175671
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for controlling one or more intelligent devices. In the method, the apparatus stores configuration information that includes at least one identification that identifies at least one intelligent device, an execution operation corresponding to each intelligent device, and an execution condition corresponding to each execution operation. When a target execution condition is satisfied, the apparatus determines a target intelligent device and a target execution operation corresponding to the target execution condition by querying the configuration information according to the target execution condition. The apparatus then instructs the target intelligent device to perform the target execution operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Enxing Hou, Benchang Su, Sitai Gao
  • Patent number: 10171975
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for replicating settings in an HVAC network includes a first control unit including a first internal clock, the first control unit communicatively coupled to a first plurality of HVAC units and a first interactive display. The system may also include a second control unit comprising a second internal clock, the second control unit communicatively coupled to a second plurality of HVAC units and a second interactive display. The system may include a communications network, wherein the first control unit detects the second control unit over the communications network and the first internal clock and the second internal clock have the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Castillo, Jayprakash Charavda, Nguyen T. Ho, Sunil K. Khiani
  • Patent number: 10162316
    Abstract: A controllable device, such as a set top box, responds to a transmission received from a one of a plurality of controlling devices of differing capabilities by entering into a one of a plurality of operating modes wherein the one of the plurality of operating modes entered into corresponds to the capabilities of the controlling device from which the transmission originated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Olav B. M. Pouw, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10148355
    Abstract: A mobile network device moves along a track rail structure of a ceiling-mounted track enclosure. The ceiling-mounted track enclosure further comprises a beam transmission cavity for accommodating a collimated light beam having a prescribed cross-sectional area and having been transmitted into the beam transmission cavity by a free space optical transmitter, without obstruction of the collimated light beam by the mobile network device along the track rail structure. The mobile network device receives, at a selected detection area within the cross-sectional area, a modulated light signal transmitted within the collimated light beam. The selected detection area is substantially smaller than the prescribed cross-sectional area and allocated exclusively to the mobile network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Calvin Byers, Chris Pirics
  • Patent number: 10136817
    Abstract: A method for establishing a connection between a first electronic computing device and a second electronic computing device includes moving the second electronic computing device so that it is proximal to the first electronic computing device. When the first electronic computing device detects the proximity of the first electronic computing device relative to the second electronic computing device, a radio on the first electronic device is set to a connectable and discoverable state. A wireless connection is automatically established between the first electronic computing device and the second electronic computing device. Data is transmitted between the first electronic computing device and the second electronic computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Welch Allyn, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Braxton L. Lathrop
  • Patent number: 10102740
    Abstract: According to one configuration, a remote controller device wirelessly controls a remote media system. The remote controller device includes multiple selectable control buttons, multiple optical sources, and controller hardware. Each optical source individually back-illuminates a respective selectable control button of the multiple selectable buttons. The controller hardware selectively activates different groupings of the multiple optical sources depending upon a current operational mode of the remote media system. For example, a respective user of the remote controller device selects a particular button of the remote controller device corresponding to the first operational mode. The remote controller device, in turn, transmits a wireless signal to the remote media system to control the remote media system to the first operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Frusciano
  • Patent number: 10096237
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus, an external apparatus, and a method of controlling a power supply to the external apparatus are provided. The electronic apparatus includes a transceiver configured to wirelessly connect to an external apparatus, a processor configured to control the transceiver to transmit a control packet for turning off the external apparatus to the external apparatus in response to an input corresponding to a power off command of the electronic apparatus being received. The control packet may be generated according to a profile of a short range communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung-bok Lee, Geun-sam Yang
  • Patent number: 10089060
    Abstract: A device and method of controlling a sound reproducing device are disclosed. The device includes a communication unit, which transmits and receives data to and from the sound reproducing device; a sensing unit, which detects a motion of the device and obtains azimuth information regarding an azimuth pointed by a pre-set region of the device based on the motion; and a control unit, which receives the azimuth information regarding the sound reproducing device from the sound reproducing device via the communication unit and, if it is determined that the azimuth information regarding the device corresponds to the azimuth information regarding the sound reproducing device within a pre-set range, determines the sound reproducing device as a controlled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-woo Lee, Jong-min Kim, Se-young Oh, Hun-sok Oh, Hee-chul Cho
  • Patent number: 10064234
    Abstract: A Bluetooth pairing method in an electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting a change of a switching state of a switch of the electronic device, selecting a Bluetooth Device (BD) address according to the changed switching state among a plurality of stored BD addresses, and applying the selected BD address to a Bluetooth pairing. The method can facilitate Bluetooth pairing to selectable types of host devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Geun Lee
  • Patent number: 10057605
    Abstract: Systems and methods may be provided for retrieving non-on-demand media data and on-demand media data that is provided by separate data sources. On-demand media data may be cached to reduce system latencies and the burden on the distribution network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Ellis
  • Patent number: 10042328
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for setting alarm times in the field of electronics. The method includes: acquiring a target smart scene of a home device, where the target smart scene indicates a performance of a target operation at a triggering time; acquiring the triggering time from the target smart scene; and setting an alarm time based on the triggering time. With the present disclosure, after setting the target smart scene, a user corresponding to a terminal can set the alarm time without exiting a smart home application for the target smart scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Li Li, Weiguang Jia, Tian Ren, Enxing Hou
  • Patent number: 9985662
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose systems and methods for employing a Sub1G signal (e.g. a signal in the range of approximately 500 Mhz or 800 mHz) for use with internal and/or external components of various user devices. The Sub1G region may provide a path loss advantage over traditional 2.4 and 5 Ghz systems because of the lower frequency in free-space path loss model. Sub 1G may also present less interference compared to 2.4 GHz (e.g., better QoS for applications such as VOIP, Gaming, etc.). In some of the disclosed embodiments, Sub1G may be employed using current 2.4G or 5G Wireless LAN chipset with RF Up/Down Converters. In some embodiments, the Sub1G approach may be used to create a Long Range Bridge, Long Range Extender, Long Range Client, Long Range Hotspot, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Peiman Amini, Paul Nysen, Shun-Liang Yu, Chia-Wei Liu, Shahrokh Zardoshti, Gin Wang, Henry Chen