Combined With Disparate Device Patents (Class 368/10)
  • Patent number: 10317845
    Abstract: A smart wristband with a rotatable dial has a dial, a case and a band. The case is embedded in the band. The dial is rotatably disposed in the case. An end of the dial is provided with a USB port, and the USB port is hidden between the dial and the case. The dial has a bottom case, a rotating ring is fixed at a bottom of the bottom case, the case is sandwiched between the bottom case and the rotating ring, and relative rotation between the dial and the case is achieved by the cooperation and relative rotation between the rotating ring and the case. An opening is provided at an end of the bottom case, a protruding buckling rib is provided at the other end, and a buckling groove that matches the protruding buckling rib is formed at the corresponding position of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: QINGDAO GOERTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianxin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10293815
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a driver assistance system having a controller and a method of controlling the driver assistance system. The driver assistance system may include: at least one sensor; a driving device configured to be controlled on the basis of a sensing result by the sensor; and a controller configured to control the driving device by providing a control signal generated on the basis of information from the sensor, and to determine a point to read information from the sensor in response to an event signal based on a predetermined condition provided from the sensor. Accordingly, it is possible to quickly obtain information with small load, thereby effectively controlling the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Mando Corporation
    Inventor: Sang Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10299232
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to the field of vehicular communications. In particular, the invention relates to method, system and apparatus for establishing and maintaining vehicular communications, such as wireless vehicular communications in a vehicular ad hoc network (VANET).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Xuemin Shen, Hassan Aboubakr Omar, Ning Lu, Sailesh Bharati, Weihua Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10299290
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, devices, systems and methods of radar detection. For example, an apparatus may include a first detector component to detect energy over a wireless communication channel; a second detector component to detect a signal over the wireless communication channel, and to determine at least a classification of the signal as a radar-type or a non-radar type; a storage component to store radar detection information corresponding to signals detected by the second detector component, the radar detection information including at least the classification of the signal and one or more characteristics of the signal; and a controller to activate the second detector component upon detection of the energy by the first detector component, the controller configured to cause a radar-detection analysis of the radar detection information corresponding to a predefined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roy Amel, Noam Ginsburg, Ofer Benjamin, Shahar Gross
  • Patent number: 10289159
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided which includes an outer housing including a first surface, a second surface, and a side surface, wherein a coupling part is formed at a periphery of the outer housing, a fixing part, a coupling member disposed such that the fixing part is coupled to and supported by the outer housing, a printed circuit board seated inside the outer housing, a processor mounted on the printed circuit board, and a communication module mounted on the printed circuit board and electrically connected with the processor. The coupling member is coupled to one end of the fixing part and to the coupling part, and at least one side of the coupling member is connected with the communication module through a communication signal line such that the coupling member operates as an antenna radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Won Wook Lee, June Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10278443
    Abstract: Remote monitoring of a subject wearing a sports helmet is enabled. In one aspect, an example system includes a safety helmet and a sensor integrated with the helmet for continuously gathering head acceleration force data, the head acceleration force data associated with the head movements of a subject. The system can also include a wireless transceiver coupled to the sensor for transmitting the head acceleration force data and a mobile device for receiving the head acceleration force data from the wireless transceiver. The system can further include a database engine for displaying the head acceleration force data to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert R. Miller, II
  • Patent number: 10276925
    Abstract: A wrist-worn electronic device includes a side wall formed of electrically nonconductive material, a printed circuit board, a location determining element, a bezel, and a first antenna. The location determining element is configured to receive a first electronic signal and determine a current geolocation of the electronic device. The bezel is formed of electrically conductive material, positioned above the nonconductive side wall, such that a nonconductive slot is formed between the bezel, a perimeter of the printed circuit board, and electrical connections to two of the electrical ground terminals on the printed circuit board. The first antenna is formed at least partially by an upper portion corresponding to a circumference of the bezel between the two electrical ground terminal and configured to wirelessly receive the first electronic signal and communicate the first electronic signal to the location determining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Yaoxuan Han, Adam B. Rasmussen, Christopher J. Hanshew, Kevin M. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10274905
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a case, a manipulation ring disposed on the case, a rotational unit, a waterproof member, and an optical tracking system (OTS) sensor. The case has a first chamber and a second chamber arranged outside the first chamber. The case has a thru-hole arranged between the first and second chambers. The rotational unit includes a shaft and a mating member arranged in the second chamber and connected to the shaft. The shaft has a first segment arranged in the first chamber and a second segment arranged in the thru-hole. The manipulation ring is spinable to rotate the mating member and the shaft. The waterproof member is configured to seal a gap between the second segment and an inner wall of the case defining the thru-hole. The OTS sensor is arranged in the first chamber and is corresponding in position to the first segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventor: Ching-Lin Chung
  • Patent number: 10264970
    Abstract: A wrist-worn device monitors movements of a user. A sensor assembly of the wrist-worn device is configured to detect movement of the user and generate sensor data based on the movement detected. A controller connected to the sensor assembly obtains movement data based on the sensor data. An antenna connected to the controller is configured to operate at a desired frequency when a wrist of the user is received by the device such that the movement data is wirelessly transmittable from the wrist-worn device to an electronic device. The antenna may exhibit a different design and configuration depending on the size of the wrist-worn device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward S. Lowe, Jr., Bert Buxton
  • Patent number: 10241474
    Abstract: An electronic watch having an altitude display mode of displaying an altitude, a compass display mode of displaying a direction, a barometric pressure display mode of displaying barometric pressure as display modes includes a dial face having an “ALT” area, a “COM” area, and a “BAR” area and a first pointer displaying the altitude display mode by pointing the “ALT” area, displaying the compass display mode by pointing the “COM” area, and displaying the barometric pressure display mode by pointing the “BAR” area. In the dial face, the “ALT” area, “COM” area, and “BAR” area are arranged in an order of the “ALT” area, “COM” area, and “BAR” area. In a turning direction of the first pointer, a distance between the “ALT” area and “COM” area and a distance between the “COM” area and “BAR” area are shorter than a distance between the “ALT” area and “BAR” area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Iijima, Yasuhiro Momose, Takaya Masaki
  • Patent number: 10205874
    Abstract: A wearable device and a control method thereof is provided. The wearable device includes a display configured to display time information, a camera configured to photograph an image, a sensor configured to sense a user's motion, and a processor configured to analyze the user's motion based on a sensing value sensed by the sensor and to perform an image photographing if the user's motion satisfies an image photographing condition, thereby enabling the user to perform image photographing easily using the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-hyun Kim, Yong-jin Choi, Lae-kyoung Kim, Jin-hyuk Jung
  • Patent number: 10200847
    Abstract: A method for performing communication by a first communication device in a mobile communication system is provided. The method includes determining whether the first communication device is proximate to a nearby second communication device through a short-range communication link, enabling one of a first long-range communication link with a network or the short-range communication link with the second communication device based on the determination as to whether the first communication device is proximate to the second communication device, and receiving data from the network through the enabled one of the first long-range communication link with the network or the short-range communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soeng-Hun Kim, Kyeong-In Jeong, Sang-Bum Kim, You-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10200587
    Abstract: At an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display, a remote camera control user interface may be displayed. In some examples, a user may provide input through a gesture at a location corresponding to the touch-sensitive display and/or through a rotation of a rotatable input mechanism to control a camera of an external device. Camera control may include control of the external device's camera features, including image capture, zoom settings, focus settings, flash settings, and timer settings, for example, and may also include access to the external device's library of previously captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alan C. Dye, Imran Chaudhri, Christopher Patrick Foss, Christopher Wilson, Stephen O. Lemay, Gary Ian Butcher, Lawrence Y. Yang, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Natalia Maric, Johnnie Manzari
  • Patent number: 10194862
    Abstract: A wearable device comprising a display dial configured to display various health parameters, a wristband assisting the device to wear on wrist, an eject-able tray comprising a micro-chip, a first spring coupled to the eject-able tray, at least one latch provided with a second spring to hold the eject-able tray within the device by compressing the first spring, and a health monitoring unit provided with multiple sensors to determine various health parameters, wherein compression of the second spring results in the latch to release the eject-able tray which in turn relaxes the compressed first spring to eject the micro-chip outside the device for collecting blood samples. The microchip comprises at least one micro-needle and an enzyme test strip for collecting and analyzing the blood samples. The health monitoring unit comprises at least three conductive sense pads which are collectively operable to provide electrocardiograph (ECG) information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sensesemi Technologies Private Limited
    Inventors: Veena S Chakravarthi, Praveen Dodagoudar, Vishweshwara Mundkur
  • Patent number: 10187195
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for synchronizing nodes on a controller area network includes identifying, via a processor, a node from a plurality of nodes as a sync master node; designating, via the processor, each of the remaining nodes as a sync slave node; designating, via the processor, the first message from the sync master node as a sync message; assigning, via the processor, the lowest number, among all the message IDs in the network system, to the message ID of the sync message; determining a sync message target receiving time on a sync slave node; and triggering an interrupt to the processor responsive to receiving the sync message on a sync slave node in the controller area network to perform time adjustment on the sync slave node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qiuming Leng, Julie Truong
  • Patent number: 10182416
    Abstract: A method of management notifications on a mobile communication device includes pairing a wearable smart device with the mobile communication device, and automatically disabling notifications on the mobile communication device in response to determining that the paired wearable smart device has moved away from the mobile communication device. For example, the mobile communication device may be a smartphone and the wearable smart device may be a smartwatch. Optionally, the mobile communication device and the wearable smart device may pair using a wireless personal area network standard, such as Bluetooth™, and may also communicate using a wireless local area network, such as Wi-Fi™.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Amy L. Rose, Gary D. Cudak, John S. Crowe, Bryan L. Young, Jennifer J. Lee-Baron
  • Patent number: 10181072
    Abstract: A biometric measuring device for obtaining biometric measurements on a limb or digit, such as a finger. The biometric measuring device may include a rollable sleeve that is rollable along a longitudinal axis of the limb or digit and multiple biometric sensors attached to the rollable sleeve such that the biometric sensors are positioned on the rollable sleeve to enable the sleeve to be rolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: David Boettcher Baek, Aiman Abdel-Malek, Muhammed Sezan, Lars Lading, Eugene Dantsker
  • Patent number: 10172557
    Abstract: A wearable biometric device includes a biometric sensor system adapted to measure a predetermined physiological property of a user's body at two or more different locations at the body surface and to provide for each such location an associated primary signal indicative of said measured physiological property. The device also includes a detector system adapted to detect a level of coupling of the biometric sensor system with the body at each of the locations and to provide for each of the locations an associated secondary signal indicative of said detected level of coupling and also includes a signal processing unit adapted to generate an output signal indicative of said physiological property as a function of the primary and secondary signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR (UK) LIMITED
    Inventors: Thomas Altebaeumer, Horst Knoedgen
  • Patent number: 10156977
    Abstract: A watch type terminal including a main body; a touch screen provided on a front surface of the main body and configured to display time information; and a controller configured to receive an input for selecting a specific time range included in the displayed time information, and display event information corresponding to at least one event associated with the specific time range on the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taeseong Kim, Yujune Jang, Jeongyoon Rhee
  • Patent number: 10149983
    Abstract: A tanning or a phototherapy system including a light source including light emitting elements configured to emit ultraviolet (UV) light having different peak wavelengths, a controller configured to control luminous characteristics of the light source, and a sensor configured to sense at least one of the luminous characteristics of the light source and a user's skin condition, in which the luminous characteristics of the light source are controlled by the controller based on the user's skin condition sensed by the sensor, and controlling the luminous characteristics comprises increasing or decreasing luminous intensity of one or more of the light emitting elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd., Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Lakios, Max Shatalov, Timothy Bettles, Alex Dobrinsky
  • Patent number: 10143272
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electronic strap for a timepiece, comprising: a printed circuit board an insert disposed on the printed circuit board, comprising a guide element provided to be placed between and fixed to a pair of horns of a watch case (BM), the guide element comprising a lightwave guide comprising: an input disposed on an interface between the guide element and the printed circuit board a first output disposed so as to be opposite a first zone of the watch case (BM) between the two horns when the guide element is placed between and fixed to the pair of horns a first portion connecting the input to the first output a lightwave emitter installed on the printed circuit board, at the level of the input of the wave guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development ltd
    Inventors: Dimitri Fostinis, Cedric Nicolas, Pierpasquale Tortora
  • Patent number: 10127421
    Abstract: A solution is proposed for controlling usage of one or more perishable products. A corresponding method comprises storing an indication of one or more package events that may affect a duration of the perishable product being sensed by one or more sensors associated with the package; receiving an interrogation signal from a smart portable device of a user of the perishable product; retrieving package information being stored in association with the control unit in response to the interrogation signal, the package information comprising the indication of at least part of the package events; and transmitting the package information to the smart portable device for use by the smart portable device to control the usage of the perishable product according thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Emanuele Vercalli, Vittorio Carullo, Antonio Castellucci, Aldo Spirito
  • Patent number: 10122073
    Abstract: An antenna-equipped cover glass for a wristwatch includes: a first insulating layer that includes a transparent insulator; a first electrode layer connected to a bottom surface of the first insulating layer, the first electrode layer having a first transparent electrode surrounded by an insulating pattern formed in a region therein; a second insulating layer connected to a bottom surface of the first electrode layer; and a second electrode layer connected to a bottom surface of the second insulating layer, the second electrode layer having a second transparent electrode surrounded by an insulating pattern formed in a region therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Sano
  • Patent number: 10115078
    Abstract: A service scheduling system (1) is configured to retrieve schedule information from a time-management system (2) of a service provider, whereat the schedule information assigns service intervals offered by the service provider to a plurality of clients. The service scheduling system (1) comprises a detector (13) configured to detect an event indicating that a client cannot be served in a first service interval assigned to said client according to the schedule information. The service scheduling system (1) further comprises a transmitter configured to transmit, to a communication terminal (3?) of a further client, information specifying a second service interval which is at least partly overlapping the first service interval, and a receiver configured to receive, from the communication terminal (3?) of the further client, acknowledgment information indicating that the further client agrees to get served in the second service interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Klaus Zimmermann, Aurel Bordewieck
  • Patent number: 10116429
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for functionality-specific system time synchronization. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed, which comprises determining whether functionality-specific system time information is available from a first server. If the functionality-specific system time information is available from the first server, a first request for functionality-specific system time information is transmitted to the first server. A first functionality-specific system time is received from the first server. A second functionality-specific system time can then be generated based on the first functionality-specific system time. If the functionality-specific system time information is not available from the first server, after a second request for functionality-specific system time information is received from a second device, the method further comprises determining whether to provide a local functionality-specific system time to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventor: Tinku Malayil Jose
  • Patent number: 10099105
    Abstract: A device and method for regulating a pace of golf play. A golf course is divided into segments, with each segment assigned a time for completion by a user golfer group. Spaced apart signal lights are positioned on the golf course. Each golfer group is provided with a wireless positioning device. A computing device compares an elapsed time for completion of a number of segments with the total assigned time for the number of segments completed. The computing device wirelessly actuates a visual signal to the golfer group by a signal light on the golf course when the elapsed time for completion of the number of segments by the user golfer group is greater than the total assigned time for the number of segments completed. The device and method take into account impediments to pace of play that are outside of the golfer group's control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: William Kift Stephens, Timothy Michael Wood
  • Patent number: 10096450
    Abstract: A method for initializing a first operation in a first module at a first start time value in a first time base, the method comprising generating a clock signal, generating a second time base in the first module based on the clock signal, determining a second sync value in the second time base, determining a first sync value in the first time base corresponding to a second sync value in the second time base, determining a start trigger value in the second time base based on the first sync value and the start time value in the first time base, and initializing the first operation in the first module based on the start trigger value and a current value of the second time base in the first module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MAPPER LITHOGRAPHY IP B.V.
    Inventor: Herre Tjerk Steenstra
  • Patent number: 10095918
    Abstract: A method for interpreting interpersonal communication includes monitoring a first interaction between two or more individuals using a set of monitoring devices including a camera, a microphone, and the like. A culture and personality type of at least one individual is identified based on the monitored first interaction. First cultural/personality profile information specific to the identified culture and personality type is retrieved from a database of cultural/personality profile information. A second interaction between the two or more individuals is monitored using the set of monitoring devices. A first facial expression, gesture, vocal intonation, or indication of emotional state derived from biometric data of the at least one individual is identified based on the monitored second interaction. The identified first expression is interpreted using the first cultural/personality profile information. The interpretation of the identified first expression is communicated to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dario Gil, Joseph N. Kozhaya, David O. Melville, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 10089714
    Abstract: Some aspects relate to reception from a user, via a sensor, first data indicative of activity of the user, determination of one or more values of a metric based on the first data, determination of a display scale based on the one or more values, reception from the user, via the sensor, second data indicative of activity of the user over a time interval, determination of a second value of the metric based on the second data, generation of a first graphical indicator representing the second value based on the display scale and the second value, and display of the first graphical indicator on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Roberts
  • Patent number: 10082876
    Abstract: A wearable watch type mobile terminal of a watch type, comprising: a display unit, and a controller configured to: cause the display to if the display unit is set to a landscape mode, control display an object indicating an occurrence of an event to be outputted through the display unit when the display is positioned in a first orientation, if a prescribed gesture input is received, switch the display unit to a portrait mode from the landscape mode, and control cause the display to display a detailed information of the event to be outputted through the display unit when the display unit is moved to be in a second orientation according to movement of an arm on which the mobile terminal is worn, wherein the detailed information is not displayed while the object is displayed on the display positioned in the first orientation switched into the portrait mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jumin Chi, Jonghwan Kim, Younghoon Song, Yung Kim
  • Patent number: 10067477
    Abstract: A wristwearable device for displaying travel information using at least one travel information indicator, the wristwearable device including a receiver for receiving data indicative of the travel information from a transmitting device; at least a first actuation mechanism, operatively coupled to the at least one travel information indicator, for rotating the at least one travel information indicator in at least one of a clockwise and counterclockwise direction; a controller, operably coupled to the receiver and the actuation mechanism, for causing the at least first actuation mechanism to rotate the at least one travel information indicator in at least one of the clockwise and counterclockwise direction based on the data received by the receiver; and wherein the position of the at least one travel information indicator conveys information regarding a travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Timex Group USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Felix Poguntke, Achim Leicht, Alexander Pfitzenmeier, Stephanie Schneider
  • Patent number: 10069329
    Abstract: A solar rechargeable safety beacon device is disclosed. The solar rechargeable safety beacon device is a multifunctional device that can be shared between individuals as well as domestic pets and surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Jabutarik Benjamin Roberson
  • Patent number: 10067480
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least an acquisition unit, an input unit, a time correction amount calculation unit, and a transmitting unit. A timepiece includes at least a receiving unit, a power storage unit, a drive unit, and a control unit. The input unit receives an input of the time displayed by the display unit of the timepiece. The time correction amount calculation unit calculates a time correction amount for correcting the time of the timepiece from a difference between the time, the input of which is received by the input unit and the current time acquired by the acquisition unit. The transmitting unit transmits the time correction amount to the timepiece by using light. The receiving unit receives the time correction amount. The power storage unit stores electricity by using power converted from the light. The drive unit drives the indicating hand. The control unit corrects the time displayed by the indicating hand, based on the time correction amount received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC.
    Inventors: Kenji Ogasawara, Akira Takakura, Kazumi Sakumoto, Tamotsu Maesawa, Kazuhiro Koyama, Tomohiro Ihashi, Kosuke Yamamoto, Ayumi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10058149
    Abstract: A watch band can provide both a physical connection and an electrical connection with a watch body of a watch. The watch band is fixed relative to the watch body and an electrical connection is either performed either simultaneously or shortly thereafter. The electrical connection enables data and power transfer between the watch body and the watch band. The electrical connection can also be performed by a secondary user interaction. Secondary user inactions can involve the user sliding, pulling, pushing, or rotating a portion of the watch band or watch body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael B. Wittenberg, Benjamin J. Kallman, Ryan C. Perkins, Tatsuya Sano, Zhipeng Zhang, Richard H. Koch, Jeffrey C. Olson
  • Patent number: 10058148
    Abstract: A watch band can provide both a physical connection and an electrical connection with a watch body of a watch. The watch band is fixed relative to the watch body and an electrical connection is either performed either simultaneously or shortly thereafter. The electrical connection enables data and power transfer between the watch body and the watch band. The electrical connection may also be performed by a secondary user interaction. Secondary user inactions may involve the user sliding, pulling, pushing, or rotating a portion of the watch band or watch body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Michael B. Wittenberg, Benjamin J. Kallman, Ryan C. Perkins, Tatsuya Sano, Zhipeng Zhang, Richard H. Koch, Jeffrey C. Olson
  • Patent number: 10060788
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for mounting optical sensors in physiological monitoring devices worn by a user to sense, measure, and/or display physiological information. Optical sensors may be mounted in the rear face of the device, emit light proximate a targeted area of a user's body, and detect light reflected from the targeted area. The optical sensor may be mounted in a housing or caseback such that at least a portion of the optical sensor protrudes a distance from at least a portion of the housing. The protrusion distance may be adjustable such that a user may achieve a customized fit of the wearable device. Adjustment of the protrusion distance may also result in a customized level of contact and/or pressure between the optical sensor and the targeted area which may, in turn, result in more reliable and accurate sensing of physiological information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Physical Enterprises Inc.
    Inventor: Ming Shun Fei
  • Patent number: 10039969
    Abstract: A method and system relates to locating or otherwise generating positional information for an object, such as but not limited generating positional coordinates for an object attached to an athlete engaging in an athletic event. The positional coordinates may be processed with other telemetry and biometrical information to provide real-time performance metrics while the athlete engages in the athletic event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: AvidaSports, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce J. Burton, John Videtich, Warren Guthrie, Ryan Johnson, Paul Duckworth
  • Patent number: 10044206
    Abstract: A portable power charger having an internal rechargeable battery includes a charger housing having at least one power connection port and a flashlight feature having at least one light source. The power connection port is operatively connected to the rechargeable battery and used for connecting the charger with an external power source, an electronic device, or both. The flashlight feature is also operatively connected to the internal battery. The charger housing takes the form of a fashion accessory that can be worn by the user, making the power charger readily available and accessible when needed to charge an electronic device when a standard power source is not available. The charger housing can be opened or folded to expose the power connection port for use, and closed or unfolded to hide the power connection port so as not to detract from the charger's use as a fashion accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Halo2Cloud, LLC
    Inventors: Garold C. Miller, Nathan Daniel Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10037687
    Abstract: The wearable device includes a case, a processor, a storage unit, a sensor, and a power supply. The processor, the storage unit, the sensor, and the power supply are disposed in the case. The storage unit is electrically connected to the processor, and a default value is saved in the storage unit. The sensor is electrically connected to the processor. The sensor is configured to output a sensing value, and the sensing value is saved to the storage unit. The power supply is electrically connected to the processor, the storage unit, and the sensor. The processor is configured to execute a wearable mode or a non-wearable mode after the default value is compared with the sensing value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: CM HK Limited
    Inventor: WeiChien Wang
  • Patent number: 10025274
    Abstract: A system configured to allow one or more timing processes to accurately keep track of one or more timers while a processor executing the one or more timing processes is in a low-power operational mode. The system is configured to set a real-time clock alarm expiration time equal to a closest expiration time, from a current time, of the one or more timers. Accordingly, upon expiration of the real-time clock alarm, an interrupt is communicated to the processor, resulting in the processor being brought out of a low-power operational mode, and executing one or more processes associated with the corresponding expired timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Kristofer Henderson, James Bielman
  • Patent number: 10020556
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a deformable antenna configured to operate in a first physical configuration and configured to operate in a second physical configuration that is deformed relative to the first physical configuration; and magnetic material located in close proximity to the deformable antenna and configured to have a first physical configuration when the deformable antenna is in its first physical configuration and configured to have a second physical configuration that is deformed relative to the first physical configuration when the deformable antenna is in its second physical configuration, wherein the magnetic material when in its first physical configuration has a first magnetic permeability and when in its second physical configuration has a second magnetic permeability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Markku Anttoni Oksanen, Pekka Martti Tapio Ikonen, Jussi Olavi Rahola, Jaakko Timonen, Reijo Lehtiniemi, Markku Heino
  • Patent number: 9998226
    Abstract: A control circuit sets a detection period D1 in which the control circuit detects an output value of a solar cell and receives an optical signal, and charging periods C1, C2 in which a storage battery can be charged, during a reception period for receiving a data signal of transmission data transmitted from a communication target; controls a charging control circuit to disconnect the solar cell and the storage battery, and causes a detection circuit to detect the output value of the solar cell, during the detection period D1; and controls the charging control circuit to connect the solar cell and the storage battery during the charging periods C1, C2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Norimitsu Baba
  • Patent number: 9993195
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sleep disturbance monitoring apparatus (1) for monitoring a sleep disturbance of a person. An ambience disturbance profile, which describes which levels and/or changes of an ambient signal, which is, for example, a temperature signal or a noise signal, are related to disturbed sleep, is amended depending on a correlation between the ambience signal and a sleep signal which is indicative of the quality of the sleep of the person. After the ambience disturbance profile has been amended, an environmental disturbance factor, which disturbs the sleep, is determined based on a comparison of an actual ambient signal with the amended ambience disturbance profile, wherein information regarding the determined environmental disturbance factor is output to the person on an output unit. This allows providing personalized information regarding environmental sleep disturbance factors, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Henriette Christine Van Vugt, Roy Joan Eli Marie Raymann, Vincentius Paulus Buil
  • Patent number: 9998182
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems are provided that include NFC antennas for applications in wearable mobile communication devices. In one aspect, a wearable mobile communication device includes an electronics block, or electronics body, including a processing unit for near field communications; and an adjustable strap configured to retain the electronics block when worn by a wearer. The strap includes a conductive material connected to form a coil with at least one turn and separated by a non-conductive material that configured to fill a gap between turns of the coil. The coil is electrically connected to the electronics block and comprises a near field communication (NFC) antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Huang, Ping Shi
  • Patent number: 9958298
    Abstract: An electronic device with waterproof structure includes an assembly and a manipulation member movably disposed on an outer surface of the assembly. The assembly includes a case and an optical detection module. The case defines a waterproof space and has a translucent region. The optical detection module is arranged in the waterproof space. The optical detection module has a lighting unit and a sensor array. Light emitted from the lighting unit enables to travel out of the waterproof space by penetrating through the translucent region. At least part of the manipulation member is corresponding in position to the translucent region. The lighting unit is configured to emit light onto the manipulation member, and the sensor array is configured to receive the light reflected from the manipulation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Jr-Shen Yang, Ching-Lin Chung, Yen-Min Chang
  • Patent number: 9949064
    Abstract: An electronic device, according to various example embodiments of the present disclosure, may include: a housing; a display disposed to be exposed through one surface of the housing; at least one fastener formed on at least one surface of the housing and configured to be attached to, and detached from, an external electronic device; a communication circuit disposed inside the housing and configured to establish a communication connection with the external electronic device; and a processor disposed inside the housing, wherein the processor is configured to: determine whether the electronic device is connected with the external electronic device through the communication circuit; determine the type of the connected external electronic device when the electronic device is connected with the external electronic device; display, on the display, at least one preset function corresponding to the determined type of the external electronic device among a plurality of functions of the electronic device; and provide a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Hun Ko, Tae-Wan Kim
  • Patent number: 9949087
    Abstract: A method and mobile device configured to display time zone information of a destination mobile device to which the mobile device connects based on time zone information of the mobile device and the destination mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yun-Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 9939784
    Abstract: A smartwatch device and method. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims. Therefore, any statements made relating to the abstract are not intended to limit the claims in any manner and should not be interpreted as limiting the claims in any manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Raymond Berardinelli
  • Patent number: 9934713
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed toward a multifunction wristband (or other wearable device) providing a lifestyle display that outwardly displays to other people the interests and social connections of the wearer, which can include data related to music, social media, charities, and more. The multifunction wristband can act either as a stand-alone device or as a companion device to another personal electronic device. Furthermore, it can incorporate a variety of additional useful features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Stewart Morley
  • Patent number: 9923944
    Abstract: A system for communicating media is disclosed. Such a system may include, for example, a media broken into a plurality of independent segment files that may represent sequential portions of the media. One of the segment files can be encoded to have a format that is different than the encoded format of another one of the segment files. The formats may be chosen to allow outputting of information in the segments at different rates. A list may include network addresses for the segment files, and a content delivery system may be deployed to distribute media content to remotely located requesting devices by sending the segment files in response to requests for the segment files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC
    Inventors: Russell W. White, Kevin R. Imes