Having Rotary Switch Patents (Class 379/302)
  • Patent number: 10757484
    Abstract: A system that uses pulse-based communication may include a first device and a plurality of devices on a series connection. The first device may have a master circuit and the plurality devices may have a slave circuit. The master circuit may enable the first device to communicate with the plurality devices having the slave circuit on the series connection. The master circuit may enable the first device to send a pulse string including one or more pulses to the plurality devices. The slave circuit may enable the plurality devices to receive the pulse string from a previous device on the series connection and change the pulse string. The slave circuit may enable the plurality devices to send the pulse string to a next device on the series connection. Each of the plurality devices may determine its address in the series connection based on the pulse string it receives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Kinetic Technologies
    Inventors: William Robert Pelletier, Brian B. North, Jan Nilsson
  • Patent number: 7860536
    Abstract: A method of using a portable communications device includes displaying a first image of a rotary dial in a display of the portable communications device in response to a first contact by a user with a click wheel. The first image of the rotary dial includes a plurality of icons arranged proximate to a periphery of the rotary dial. The plurality of icons include numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Jobs, Scott Forstall, Greg Christie, Bas Ording, Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Freddy Allen Anzures, Mike Matas
  • Patent number: 7596112
    Abstract: A medium access control (MAC) entity first computes an achievable rate region based on a total transmit power limit and a channel gain of each of a plurality of WTRUs. Next, the MAC entity selects an order of DPC among the WTRUs. A rate set for use in transmitting to the WTRUs is then selected, said rate set being within the computed achievable rate region. Then, based on the selected DPC order and rate set, a DPC entity performs DPC on a plurality of data streams intended for the plurality of WTRUs. If nested lattice-based DPC is utilized, rate compatibility is achieved by selecting proper nesting ratios corresponding to a desired data rate set. Otherwise, if binary-code based DPC is utilized, rate compatibility is achieved via selecting appropriate message input sizes for input to point-to-point coding units prior to performing DPC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander Reznik, Zhenyu Tu, Guodong Zhang