Duplex Patents (Class 370/276)
  • Patent number: 11657005
    Abstract: A microcontroller is provided with a plurality of slave drive units for driving peripheral devices. Individual speed units are provided that have serial shift registers, multiplexors, and duplex data communication connections with individual serial registers of respective slave drive units of a series chain. In a first cycle or mode, a serial data connection between the serial shift registers of the speed units causes data to be serially communicated, at a first relatively faster pulse rate, from the microcontroller into the data input of the series chain and to the microcontroller from the data output of the series chain. In a second cycle or mode, for each pair of single speed unit and slave drive unit, the duplex data communication between the serial shift registers of the pair causes, at a second relatively slower pulse rate, data to be serially communicated in parallel therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Aptiv Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Wojciech Typrowicz, Markus Heinrich
  • Patent number: 11641267
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a clock and data recovery circuit. The clock and data recovery circuit may include a clock recovery unit configured to output a recovery clock signal by operating a first time-to-digital conversion circuit or a second time-to-digital conversion circuit depending on a phase difference between a clock of an input signal and the recovery clock signal, and a data recovery unit configured to sample data from the input signal and output recovery data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: SILICON WORKS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jong Suk Lee, Young Bok Kim, Chung Hwan Son, Seok Jae Oh, Soo Yeun Lee, Yeh Ju Ka
  • Patent number: 11595314
    Abstract: A system includes a first and at least one second processing circuit, a configuration engine, and a switch. The configuration engine stores a virtual link configuration for a plurality of virtual links, which indicates a priority and a predetermined network pathway for communicating data packets from the first processing circuit to the at least one second processing circuit. The configuration engine automatically assigns priority to a first virtual link of the plurality of virtual links based on at least one of latency or jitter. The switch receives a first data packet from the first processing circuit. A first virtual link identifier is extracted from the first data packet. A first priority and a first predetermined network pathway corresponding to the first virtual link identifier from the virtual link configuration are retrieved. The first data packet is transmitted along the first predetermined network pathway based on the first priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent J. Nelson, David A. Miller, James M. Zaehring
  • Patent number: 11575595
    Abstract: A digital crosspoint switch of a network switching system (NSS) replicates input data received via a first network interface to a first data processing port of a data processing card. The input data includes a digital market data feed comprising market-data packets. The crosspoint switch has internal crosspoint ports and external crosspoint ports. The data processing card includes a programmable logic device and a plurality of data processing ports connected to the internal crosspoint ports. The NSS includes a plurality of network interfaces connected to the external crosspoint ports. The data processing card processes the input data and generates processed data on the second data processing port at least in part by only including market-data packets that meet a first predetermined filtering criterion in the processed data. The crosspoint switch replicates the processed data from the second data processing port to the second network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert James Walker, Stefan Josef Gratzl, Sergey Sardaryan, Vahan Sardaryan
  • Patent number: 11558767
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a memory circuitry, an interface circuitry, a sensor circuitry, and a processor circuitry having a predictor circuitry configured to operate according to a prediction model. The processor circuitry is configured to obtain sensor data. The processor circuitry is configured to determine, based on the sensor data, using the predictor circuitry, a predicted time parameter indicative of a prediction of a time slot to initiate an establishment of a network with one or more other electronic devices. The processor circuitry is configured to initiate the establishment of the network with the one or more other electronic devices according to the predicted time parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Anders Isberg, Sangxia Huang
  • Patent number: 11509449
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for self-formation and self-management of full-duplex communication networks. In an embodiment, a communication device determines whether there is an available self-assignable device-data time slot. If there is, the device selects an available time slot for outbound transmissions, updates its network-status table to associate the selected time slot with a device identifier of the communication device, and transmits outbound device data during the selected time slot of at least one ensuing frame. The device also, during each of a plurality of ensuing frames, makes a determination as to whether to transmit a maintenance packet during a shared time slot of the current frame. If the determination is made in the affirmative, the device transmits such a packet during that shared time slot. Each such packet contains at least a subset of the network-status table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Rugged Solutions America, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Gossiaux, James Chaput, James P. Roberts
  • Patent number: 11429835
    Abstract: A system receives input from a user to initiate a process of generating a holodouble of the user. The system obtains image data of the user and deconstructs the image data to obtain a set of sparse data that identifies one or more attributes associated with the image data the user. The system uses a holodouble training model to generate and train the holodouble of the user based on the set of sparse data and obtained image data. The system renders a representation of the holodouble to the user concurrently while capturing new image data of the user, receives input from the user comprising approval of the holodouble, and completes training of the holodouble by saving the holodouble for subsequent use. The subsequent use includes one or more remote visual communication sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Julien Pascal Christophe Valentin, Erik Alexander Hill
  • Patent number: 11423239
    Abstract: A method for decoding a data stream carried by a modulated signal includes receiving the modulated signal. The modulated signal is modulated according to a protocol belonging to a group of protocols including at least three protocols. The method further includes extracting a clock signal from the received modulated signal, detecting the protocol, and decoding the data stream according to the detected protocol using the extracted clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS RAZVOJ POLPREVODNIKOV D.O.O.
    Inventors: Maksimiljan Stiglic, Iztok Bratuz, Albin Pevec, Roman Benkovic
  • Patent number: 11362635
    Abstract: A filter includes an input terminal, an output terminal, a plurality sets of first capacitors that include first ends connected to a plurality sets of first nodes, respectively, at different locations in a path capable of transmitting a high frequency signal from the input terminal to the output terminal, and second ends commonly connected to a second node, a plurality sets of first inductors that include third ends connected to the first nodes, respectively, and the fourth ends commonly connected to a third node, a second inductor that includes a fifth end connected to the second node, and a sixth end grounded, and a third inductor that includes a seventh end connected to the third node, and an eighth end grounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidenori Kitazume
  • Patent number: 11336700
    Abstract: One example provides a computing system configured to provide scalable, real-time duplex communications across a data network, the computing system comprising one or more processors, and storage comprising instructions executable by the one or more processors to instantiate one or more real-time duplex communication service instances. Each real-time duplex communication service instance comprises a real-time duplex communication framework comprising a client hub configured to receive connections for a plurality of clients and a server hub configured to receive connections for a plurality of servers, and each real-time duplex communication service instance is configured to publish messages regarding a state of the real-time duplex communication framework to a channel accessed by other real-time duplex communication service instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Yawei Wang, Le Zhao, Ken Chen, Xiaoyan Zhao
  • Patent number: 11284365
    Abstract: A system for time synchronization over redundant switch-based avionics networks is disclosed. The system includes a master or source clock for determining precise UTC timing information from received satellite signals and generating time marks based on the timing information. The source clock generates network-compatible timing messages and forwards the timing messages to network switches within the switch-based avionics networks. The network switches modify the timing information to account for switch-based delays and forward the modified timing messages to destination clocks in aircraft end systems. The end systems relay timing messages back to the source clock via the network switches, the timing information again modified by the network switches according to switch-based delays, and based on the precise timing information exchanged destination clocks in end systems throughout the switched network can precisely synchronize to the source clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Kaplan, Yeshani D. WijesekaraGamachchige, Andrea P. Gonzalez, Christopher A. Hohensee, Angelo J. Joseph, Nels Waineo, Christopher Kistler, Jason R. Owen
  • Patent number: 11201472
    Abstract: A code modulator transmits power to at least one code demodulator via a transmission path. The code modulator is provided with: a code modulation circuit to which output power of a power supply is supplied, the code modulation circuit modulating the output power of the power supply to generate a code-modulated wave by code modulation using a modulation code based on a code sequence, and transmitting the code-modulated wave to the code demodulator via the transmission path; and a control circuit that controls the code modulation circuit. The control circuit sets a frequency of the modulation code to a multiple of an output power frequency of the power supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamaoka, Atsushi Yamamoto, Motohiko Fujimura, Taiki Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 11177914
    Abstract: A method, cellular communications network, and a network node are disclosed. The cellular communications network comprises a first base station and a second base station. The first base station is configured to receive a signal including a radio resource control (RRC) message from a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the RRC message including WTRU capability information and the WTRU capability information including data rate information and physical layer characteristic information, and transmit the WTRU capability information to a network node. The second base station is configured to receive the WTRU capability information from the network node and transmit configuration information based on the WTRU capability information to the WTRU so that the WTRU can be configured to establish communications with the second base station using the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Pantech Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Stephen E. Terry, Stephen G. Dick
  • Patent number: 11128433
    Abstract: When a first coverage area will use a first TDD configuration and a second coverage area will use a second TDD configuration that is different than the first TDD configuration, a guard band operatively separating the first and second coverage areas (in frequency and/or in space) will be configured with an enhanced TDD configuration that is specially structured to be consistent with both the first and second TDD configurations. Namely, the enhanced TDD configuration could be downlink just when both the first and second TDD configurations are downlink and uplink just when both the first and second TDD configurations are uplink, and can unused at other times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventor: William Shvodian
  • Patent number: 11129231
    Abstract: Accordingly the embodiments herein provide a for providing a Radio Link Control (RLC) status report based on a configuration of a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity of a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless network system. The method comprises detecting, at the UE, that a RLC layer is configured to an Acknowledge Mode (AM), informing, at the UE, a t-reordering timer from the PDCP entity of the UE to a RLC entity of the UE, receiving, at the UE, a first Packet Data unit (PDU) by the entity and at least one second PDU by the RLC entity, detecting, by the UE, a PDU gap when the first PDU and the second PDU are not consecutive; providing, by the UE, the RLC status report to a transmitter side of the RLC entity of a network to recover packets missed in the PDU gap based on the t-reordering timer, and recovering, by the network, the packets based on the RLC status report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Raja Moses Manoj Kumar Eda, Surendra Pandey, Ashok Kumar Reddy Chavva
  • Patent number: 11089649
    Abstract: Accordingly the embodiments herein provide a for providing a Radio Link Control (RLC) status report based on a configuration of a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity of a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless network system. The method comprises detecting, at the UE, that a RLC layer is configured to an Acknowledge Mode (AM), informing, at the UE, a t-reordering timer from the PDCP entity of the UE to a RLC entity of the UE, receiving, at the UE, a first Packet Data unit (PDU) by the entity and at least one second PDU by the RLC entity, detecting, by the UE, a PDU gap when the first PDU and the second PDU are not consecutive; providing, by the UE, the RLC status report to a transmitter side of the RLC entity of a network to recover packets missed in the PDU gap based on the t-reordering timer, and recovering, by the network, the packets based on the RLC status report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Raja Moses Manoj Kumar Eda, Surendra Pandey, Ashok Kumar Reddy Chavva
  • Patent number: 10977197
    Abstract: Systems and devices can include a power management controller to determine a low power mode exit timing from a plurality of low power mode exit timing options, and cause the setting of a low power mode control register based on the determined low power mode exit timing. A message generator can generate a power mode request message. The power mode request message indicating the determined low power mode exiting timing. The power mode request message can be transmitted to a host across a multilane link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kuan Hua Tan, Ang Li, Eng Hun Ooi
  • Patent number: 10979150
    Abstract: A method of testing a radio frequency (RF) integrated circuit includes: forming, performed by the RF integrated circuit, a test loop that passes through a first transceiver circuit, a first front-end circuit, and a second transceiver circuit, based on a test control signal transmitted from a test device; adjusting, performed by the RF integrated circuit, a shift degree of at least one phase shifter in the first front-end circuit, based on the test control circuit; and receiving, performed by the RF integrated circuit, a test input signal via the first transceiver circuit from the test device, and outputting, to the test device, the test input signal that has passed through the test loop, wherein the test input signal is output as a test output signal via the second transceiver circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dooseok Choi, Dae-young Yoon, Sun-woo Lee, Thomas Byunghak Cho, Seung-chan Heo
  • Patent number: 10958409
    Abstract: A method performed by a HD-WTRU may comprise determining that an uplink SR and/or a PRACH preamble overlaps in time with one or more subframes of a scheduled downlink shared channel transmission. When the overlap occurs, the HD-WTRU may receive the downlink shared channel transmission on the one or more subframes. The HD-WTRU may process the downlink shared channel transmission, not transmit the SR and not transmit the PRACH preamble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Virgil Comsa
  • Patent number: 10951387
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for self-formation and self-management of full-duplex communication networks. In an embodiment, a communication device determines whether there is an available self-assignable device-data time slot. If there is, the device selects an available time slot for outbound transmissions, updates its network-status table to associate the selected time slot with a device identifier of the communication device, and transmits outbound device data during the selected time slot of at least one ensuing frame. The device also, during each of a plurality of ensuing frames, makes a determination as to whether to transmit a maintenance packet during a shared time slot of the current frame. If the determination is made in the affirmative, the device transmits such a packet during that shared time slot. Each such packet contains at least a subset of the network-status table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Pinnacle Peak Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Gossiaux, James Chaput, James P. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10911276
    Abstract: A transmitter transmits payload data using Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbols, the transmitter comprising frame builder circuitry configured to receive the payload data to be transmitted and to receive signalling information for use in detecting and recovering the payload data at a receiver, and to form the payload data into frames with the signalling information as a preamble to each of the frames for transmission. Modulator circuitry is configured to modulate one or more first OFDM symbols with the signalling information to form the preamble of each frame and to modulate one or more second OFDM symbols with the payload data to form post preamble waveform of each frame. Transmission circuitry is configured to transmit the one or more first OFDM symbols as a preamble and the second OFDM symbols as the post preamble waveform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Asangbeng Atungsiri, Lachlan Bruce Michael
  • Patent number: 10886897
    Abstract: A filter device includes a substrate and first to third filters provided on the substrate and each including an input terminal and an output terminal. A center frequency of a pass band of the first filter is lower than a center frequency of a pass band of the second filter, and the center frequency of the pass band of the second filter is lower than a center frequency of a pass band of the third filter. Of the first and third filters, when the filter having the center frequency of the pass band close to the center frequency of the filter is defined as a proximity filter and the other is defined as a non-proximity filter, an input terminal and an output terminal of the proximity filter are not adjacent to an input terminal and an output terminal of the second filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junpei Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10880043
    Abstract: Methods and computer systems for establishing an interactive consistency property between receivers of messages. Messages are transmitted to receivers by a sender over a communication network including disjoint communication paths for connecting receivers and sender. Switches include local clocks. Local clocks of non-faulty switches are synchronized to each other with a maximum error (precision), and receivers detect switch failures. Redundant copies of a message are forwarded by sender to each receiver across different disjoint communication paths. A switch of each disjoint path is configured such that redundant copies are forwarded to each receiver with a temporal distance between disjoint paths. That distance is selected such that all non-faulty receivers receive redundant copies in the same receive order, when the switches and communication links of the disjoint paths exhibit no failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TTTech Computertechnik AG
    Inventors: G√ľnther Bauer, Wilfried Steiner, Christian Fidi
  • Patent number: 10855545
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for centralized resource utilization visualization in distributed systems are disclosed. Metrics are collected from a plurality of sources in a distributed system, including network traffic metrics collected from nodes implementing a network-accessible service. A topology representing at least one of (a) a relationship between respective client accounts to which a first and second node are assigned, or (b) one or more network links between the first and second nodes is generated. Respective networking performance indicators of the first node and the second node are provided for inclusion in a resource heat map corresponding to the topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Avichai Mendle Lissack
  • Patent number: 10819764
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting content streams to a client device are provided. In some aspects, a method includes providing a first manifest file including a list of a number of content streams to a client device. Each of the content streams is associated with the same content being encoded at a different respective bit rate. One or more requests are received for one or more selected content streams to be delivered to a client device. At a gateway, the one or more requests are monitored based on a bit rate associated with the selected content stream. The first manifest file is modified based on the selected content streams to generate a modified manifest file that includes a modified list of content streams corresponding to the selected content streams. The modified manifest file is provided to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventor: Brian Allan Heng
  • Patent number: 10684906
    Abstract: A communications link between a computing device and an external device is monitored. A driver for the communications link is executed on the computing device. The driver is configured to monitor data traffic over the communications link. Data indicative of the monitored data traffic is received from the driver. The data is sent to an analysis function configured to identify a condition of the communications link based on accumulated data indicative of the data traffic. Data indicative of an identified condition of the communications link is received from the analytics function. An indication of the identified condition is rendered on a display device of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pengxiang Zhao, Bin Wang, Dejun Zhang, Wei Huang, Robert Zhu, Xuejun Chen, Ying N. Chin, Satyendra Bahadur
  • Patent number: 10686407
    Abstract: A symbol power tracking amplification system including: a modem to generate data and symbol tracking signals; a symbol tracking modulator including a control circuit, first and second voltage supply circuits and a switch circuit, the control circuit generates first and second voltage level control signals in response to the symbol tracking signal, the first voltage supply circuit generates a first output voltage in response to the first voltage level control signal, the second voltage supply circuit generates a second output voltage in response to the second voltage level control signal and the switch circuit outputs the first or second output voltages as a supply voltage in response to a switch control signal; an RF block to generate an RF signal based on the data signal from the modem; and a power amplifier to adjust a power level of the RF signal based on the supply voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Nomiyama, Ji-seon Paek, Dong-su Kim
  • Patent number: 10644653
    Abstract: An amplifier includes a printed circuit board that includes an output terminal for outputting an electrical signal to an outside and a bias terminal for receiving a bias of the electrical signal from the outside, and an integrated circuit, a capacitor, an inductor, and a ferrite bead element mounted on the printed circuit board. The integrated circuit includes a driving circuit and an output end, and outputs the electrical signal generated by the driving circuit from the output end. The capacitor is connected between the output end and the output terminal. A series circuit includes the inductor and the ferrite bead element connected to each other in series, with the inductor connected to the output end, and the ferrite bead element connected to the bias terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Itabashi
  • Patent number: 10595124
    Abstract: A contactless, electromagnetic (EM) replacement for cabled Standards-based interfaces (such as USB, I2S) which handles data transfer requirements associated with the Standard, and capable of measuring and replicating relevant physical conditions on data lines so as to function compatibly and transparently with the Standard. A contactless link between devices having transceivers. A non-conducting housing enclosing the devices. A dielectric coupler facilitating communication between communications chips. Conductive paths or an inductive link providing power between devices. An audio adapter communicates over a contactless link with a source device, and via a physical link with a destination device such as a conventional headset. Power may be provided to the adapter from the source device, and by the adapter to the destination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KEYSSA, INC.
    Inventors: Gary D. McCormack, Ian A. Kyles
  • Patent number: 10569429
    Abstract: New multi-computer architecture allows for the protection of personal computers to reinforce online security. The disclosed system encompasses intermediate lock-computer and unidirectional internal interfaces based on novel principles providing complete security while sending information to world wide web and reliable filtering of unwanted software while receiving information from the Internet and a secure way to send and receive data through public networks utilizing optical signals and LiFi connections. A key physical principle is the physical separation of dataflow from web-connected computer to intermediate lock-computer to the main personal computer and the counter data flow from main computer to lock-computer to web-connected computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin Fridel Dorfman, Andrew Joel Swindells
  • Patent number: 10560776
    Abstract: An in-ear microphone allowing assessment of sound pressure level directly of an individual's ear canal without intervening conduits between the sound source (i.e., ear canal) and the microphone is provided. Sound from an in-ear communications device may also be isolated from ambient noise using an in-line noise detector for recording the noise from the in-ear communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Lynn Gilbertson, Donna Jean Holzer Vosburgh, Timothy Klein
  • Patent number: 10555136
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing a radio communication group call. One system includes a call controller configured to be communicatively coupled to a first communication device, a second communication device and a third communication device. The call controller includes an electronic processor configured to establish a half-duplex group call between the first communication device, the second communication device, and the third communication device. The processor receives, from the second communication device, an audio signal and receives, from the first communication device, a soft preemption talk request. The electronic processor establishes, in response to receiving the soft preemption talk request, a full-duplex private call between the first communication device and the second communication device and transmits audio of the full-duplex private call to the third communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: David Bar-on
  • Patent number: 10547436
    Abstract: Two-way (full-duplex) wireless links in facilitating network management and improve network performance. Once aspect includes methods for network management using a high-throughput channel and a low-throughput channel. Other aspects include methods to facilitate practical realization and improve performance of some of the network information theoretic configurations, such as Space-Division Multiple Access (SDMA) in uplink and downlink, Interference Channel, and other forms of distributed collaborative signaling schemes. Another aspect includes methods to support cognitive wireless networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Amir Keyvan Khandani
  • Patent number: 10531276
    Abstract: A method is provided for wireless data transfer. The method includes determining, at a mobile device, communication capability of another device for receiving data. The method also includes selecting an optimal communication protocol for communicating the data based on the determined communication capability. The method also includes communicating the data with the other device using the selected optimal communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yifei Wang, Shyam Prasad, Rathinamoorthy Mylsamy, Bulent Kasman, Peng Ning
  • Patent number: 10505814
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for centralized resource utilization visualization in distributed systems are disclosed. Metrics are collected from a plurality of sources in a distributed system, including network traffic metrics collected from nodes implementing a network-accessible service. A topology representing at least one of (a) a relationship between respective client accounts to which a first and second node are assigned, or (b) one or more network links between the first and second nodes is generated. Respective networking performance indicators of the first node and the second node are provided for inclusion in a resource heat map corresponding to the topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Avichai Mendle Lissack
  • Patent number: 10447364
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of simultaneously communicating with a group of wireless communication devices. For example, a device may include a wireless communication unit to communicate with at least one group of a plurality of wireless communication devices over a wireless communication medium, wherein the wireless communication unit is to reserve the wireless communication medium for a time period, during which the wireless communication unit is to simultaneously transmit two or more different wireless communication transmissions to two or more wireless communication devices of the group, respectively. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michelle X. Gong, Robert J. Stacey
  • Patent number: 10397831
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for load balancing between frequency bands based on bandwidth capacity. A load for a first frequency band and a load for a second frequency band may be determined, wherein a cell communicates with wireless devices over the first and second frequency bands. The determined loads may be adjusted based on a channel width for each frequency band and a duplexing scheme for each frequency band. And the adjusted loads may be balanced between the first frequency band and the second frequency band by instructing wireless devices in communication with the cell to change frequency bands used for communicating with the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Yun Sung Kim, Sanghoon Sung, Pinal Tailor, Dhaval Mehta
  • Patent number: 10349163
    Abstract: [Object] To allow a listener to listen to ambient sounds of the external environment in an appropriate manner while wearing a head mounted acoustic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kohei Asada, Yushi Yamabe, Shigetoshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10243676
    Abstract: An information distribution system includes a sound wave transmitter, a mobile terminal, and an information distribution device. The sound wave transmitter transmits identification information to identify the sound wave transmitter. The mobile terminal receives the identification information and transmits the identification information to the information distribution device. The information distribution device is configured to transmit distribution information related to the identification information received from the mobile terminal to the mobile terminal. The information distribution device counts a number of the mobile terminal that transmits each identification information every predetermined period and identification information and transmits the distribution information to the mobile terminal that transmits the identification information in which the number of the mobile terminal reaches a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Nakamura, Tsutomu Kawase, Michiaki Shinotsuka, Fumihiko Itoh
  • Patent number: 10237498
    Abstract: Extension devices such as upstream facing port devices (UFP devices) and downstream facing port devices (DFP devices) connect via an extension medium. When a UFP device and a DFP device pair with each other, DisplayPort video and/or audio information from a DisplayPort source device can be presented by a DisplayPort sink device, which are coupled to the UFP device and DFP device, respectively. In some embodiments, the DFP device may train a DisplayPort link to the DisplayPort sink device regardless of whether it is receiving actual data from a UFP device, and may provide placeholder data to the DisplayPort sink device in order to keep the link active. The DFP device may then replace the placeholder data with the actual data from the UFP device, once received, and may thereby seamlessly switch the DisplayPort sink device from presenting placeholder data to presenting data from the DisplayPort source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Icron Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Bhupinder Singh Rathore, Ardeshir Saghafi, Sukhdeep Singh Hundal
  • Patent number: 10229689
    Abstract: A machine may be configured to generate one or more audio fingerprints of one or more segments of audio data. The machine may access audio data to be fingerprinted and divide the audio data into segments. For any given segment, the machine may generate a spectral representation from the segment; generate a vector from the spectral representation; generate an ordered set of permutations of the vector; generate an ordered set of numbers from the permutations of the vector; and generate a fingerprint of the segment of the audio data, which may be considered a sub-fingerprint of the audio data. In addition, the machine or a separate device may be configured to determine a likelihood that candidate audio data matches reference audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Gracenote, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinyu Han, Robert Coover
  • Patent number: 10164806
    Abstract: A clock data recovery circuit includes; a clock recovery circuit that receives a pseudo random binary sequence (PRBS) pattern and generates a recovery clock by counting edges of the PRBS pattern, and a data recovery circuit that generates recovery data from at least one of the PRBS pattern and externally provided serial data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jaehyeok Jang
  • Patent number: 10164767
    Abstract: A semiconductor device for generating a transmission clock in a sink without a reference clock and a method of transmitting data from the sink to a source by use of the generated transmission clock are provided. The sink may include: a receiver configured to generate a digital control oscillator code by using a phase difference between a reception clock of a data signal received from a source and a recovered clock and configured to recover data from the data signal by using the recovered clock recovered by the generated digital control oscillator code; and a transmitter configured to generate a transmission clock by the digital control oscillator code having the recovered clock locked to the reception clock and configured to transmit return data to the source by using the transmission clock when a return data request identifier is received from the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Doestek
    Inventors: Tae Jin Kim, Dae Jung Shin
  • Patent number: 10150673
    Abstract: Techniques for supporting USB and video communication over an extension medium are provided. In some embodiments, an upstream facing port device (UFP device) is coupled to legacy connectors of a host device, and a downstream facing port device (DFP device) is coupled to a USB Type-C receptacle of the sink device that may provide both USB and DisplayPort information. The UFP device and DFP device communicate to properly configure the USB Type-C connection for use in the extension environment. In some embodiments, a source device is coupled to the UFP device via a USB Type-C connection, and legacy video and USB devices are coupled to the DFP device. The UFP device and DFP device again communicate to cause the source device to properly configure the USB Type-C connection for use in the extension environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Icron Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Sukhdeep Singh Hundal, Remco van Steeden
  • Patent number: 10122504
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include coordinating a session transfer between first and second multi-band wireless communication devices capable of communicating over at least first and second wireless communication frequency bands, wherein at least one device uses the same medium access control (MAC) address in both the first and second wireless communication frequency bands. An information element may be used to convey information between the devices to assist in the transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Carlos Cordeiro
  • Patent number: 10104563
    Abstract: A method for setting modes of data transmission, adapted to the base station device provided. The method includes steps of: receiving a signal quality indicator and a value of interference cancellation capability from a terminal device; obtaining a power difference according to the signal quality indicator by subtracting a reception power of the terminal device from a transmission power of the terminal device; comparing the power difference with the value of interference cancellation capability, and setting the terminal device as a first type terminal device only allowed to apply half duplex transmission or a second type terminal device allowed to apply full duplex transmission according to the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Shih-Hao Fang, Jen-Yuan Hsu, Dung-Rung Hsieh, Jing-Shiun Lin
  • Patent number: 10091088
    Abstract: There is provided mode selection for a communications session. A first device transmits, to a second device, an initial transmit packet of a communications session. The initial transmit packet indicates at least two modes of operation configurable by the first device during the communications session. The first device receives, from the second device, an initial receive packet of the communications session. The initial receive packet indicates one of the at least two modes of operation configurable by the second device during the communications session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Leif Wilhelmsson
  • Patent number: 10057426
    Abstract: An example method for managing a conference call includes detecting multiple concurrent audio signals. The multiple concurrent audio signals include a first audio signal from a first participant on a conference call and a second audio signal from a second participant on the conference call. The example method also includes comparing a first cumulative time period in which the first participant has spoken to a second cumulative time period in which the second participant has spoken on the conference call. The example method further includes selecting, based on the comparison, one of the first participant and the second participant as a lower ranked participant. The example method also includes providing an indication to the lower ranked participant to yield speaking in favor of another participant on the conference call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Waugh
  • Patent number: RE47803
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a serial peripheral interface memory device. In an embodiment, the memory device includes a clock signal, a plurality of pins, and a configuration register. In an embodiment, the configuration register includes a wait cycle count. The method includes transmitting a read address to the memory device using a first input/output pin and a second input/output pin concurrently. In an embodiment, the read address includes at least a first address bit and a second address bit, the first address bit being transmitted using the first input/output pin, and the second address bit being transmitted using the second input/output pin. The method includes accessing the memory device for data associated with the address and waiting a predetermined number clock cycles associated with the wait cycle count. The method includes transferring the data from the memory device using the first input/output pin and the second input/output pin concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiung Hung, Kuen-Long Chang, Chia-He Liu
  • Patent number: RE49125
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a serial peripheral interface memory device. In an embodiment, the memory device includes a clock signal, a plurality of pins, and a configuration register. In an embodiment, the configuration register includes a wait cycle count. The method includes transmitting a read address to the memory device using a first input/output pin and a second input/output pin concurrently. In an embodiment, the read address includes at least a first address bit and a second address bit, the first address bit being transmitted using the first input/output pin, and the second address bit being transmitted using the second input/output pin. The method includes accessing the memory device for data associated with the address and waiting a predetermined number clock cycles associated with the wait cycle count. The method includes transferring the data from the memory device using the first input/output pin and the second input/output pin concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: MACRONIX INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiung Hung, Kuen-Long Chang, Chia-He Liu