Portable Or Mobile Repeater Patents (Class 455/11.1)
  • Patent number: 10840988
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic device for a network control terminal and a network node, and a method for the electronic device. The electronic device for a network control terminal comprises processing circuitry configured to set a first condition concerning a beam-forming capacity of a network node for determining the network node capable of serving as a relay node, and to generate control signaling of indication information comprising the first condition for indicating the network node served by the network control terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Di Han, Bo Bai, Wei Chen, Xin Guo, Shuai Liu
  • Patent number: 10812626
    Abstract: A secure remote actuation system is described herein. The system may comprise a remote input receptor and a network. The remote input receptor may comprise a user interface for receiving user inputs from a user. The network may comprise a combination of computer systems interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables allowing information to be exchanged. The network may also comprise a network device for obtaining the user inputs from the remote input receptor. The network device may comprise an internal memory unit. One or more acceptable inputs may be stored on the network. In the present invention, the network device obtains the user inputs from the remote input receptor while the user is using the user interface and then the network compares the user inputs to the acceptable inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Mark Hall, Craig Boswell
  • Patent number: 10798487
    Abstract: A multifunctional earphone system for sports activities is described which comprises the following: a first apparatus configured to be carried in one of a user's ears, the first apparatus comprising a first data communication unit and a first loudspeaker, and a second apparatus configured to be carried in the user's other ear, the second apparatus comprising a second data communication unit and a second loudspeaker, wherein at least one of the first apparatus and the second apparatus comprises a sensor unit and a data processing unit, wherein the data processing unit is configured to generate performance data based on measurement data acquired by the sensor unit, wherein the first apparatus further comprises a signal processing unit configured to generate a binaural audio signal based on the performance data, the binaural audio signal comprising a first signal part to be output by the first loudspeaker and a second signal part to be output by the second loudspeaker, and wherein the first data communication un
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BRAGI GmbH
    Inventor: Nikolaj Hviid
  • Patent number: 10791547
    Abstract: A method applied to a mobile communication system including a first communication apparatus, a first communication apparatus, and chipset included in a first communication apparatus, where the communication apparatus performs relay transmission between a network and a second communication apparatus, includes obtaining, by the first communication apparatus, information indicating a function supported by a network apparatus included in the network, and transmitting to the network apparatus, by the first communication apparatus based on the information, a request message for performing the relay transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Chiharu Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10785638
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages reuse of mobile subscriber identity information. Further aspects may include mobile subscriber identity information used in a device having multiple device profiles indexed, directly or indirectly, by multiple ki (e.g. shared secret keys). Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10784984
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for providing waveform adaptation are provided. In an example, a method is provided for identifying a plurality of candidate waveforms, and selecting one of the candidate waveforms for data transmission. The candidate waveforms may be identified in accordance with one or more criteria, such as a transmission capability of the transmitting device, a reception capability of the receiving device, a desired Peak-to-Average-Power-Ratio (PAPR) characteristic, adjacent channel interference (ACI) rejection requirements, spectrum localization requirements, and other criteria. The waveform selected for data transmission may be selected in accordance with one or more waveform selection criteria, such as traffic characteristic, application types, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alireza Bayesteh, Hosein Nikopour, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10764804
    Abstract: A network for providing air-to-ground (ATG) wireless communication in various cells may include a receiver station disposed on an aircraft in flight, a plurality of base stations, each base station defining a corresponding radiation pattern such that the base stations are spaced apart from each other to define at least partially overlapping coverage areas, and a control module in communication with at least one of the base stations. The control module may be configured to receive information indicative of an altitude of the aircraft and select a frequency for communication between the at least one of the base stations and the receiver station based on the altitude.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC
    Inventor: Douglas Hyslop
  • Patent number: 10756775
    Abstract: A method and devices are disclosed that increase the range of active geo-location from the airborne measuring station as compared with known methods by increasing the effective receive sensitivity of the airborne measuring station. In one embodiment this may be accomplished by transmitting a predetermined ranging packet and correlating the raw received bit stream of the response packet with the predetermined bit stream. In one embodiment, the disclosed method applies to the reception of IEEE 802.11 direct sequence spread spectrum DSSS ACK and DSSS CTS packets in response to DSSS data null and DSSS RTS packets respectively, in the 2.4 GHz band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SR Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Graham K. Smith
  • Patent number: 10757639
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the communications field, and discloses a Wi-Fi hotspot recommendation method, a terminal, and a graphical user interface, so as to resolve a problem that a Wi-Fi hotspot selected by a user according to information such as an RSSI is not necessarily a Wi-Fi hotspot with optimal Internet surfing experience in an area in which the user is located. A specific solution is as follows: A terminal scans a Wi-Fi hotspot; determines an Internet-accessible hotspot in Wi-Fi hotspots that are obtained by means of scanning; determines network quality obtained when the terminal accesses a network by using the Internet-accessible hotspot; and displays an identifier of the Internet-accessible hotspot and an identifier that indicates the network quality obtained when the terminal accesses the network by using the Internet-accessible hotspot. The present invention is applied to a Wi-Fi hotspot recommendation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuxin Yang, Wang Chen, Ti-Yu Wu, Te-Chin Chang, Xiuping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10756818
    Abstract: Described are systems, devices, and techniques for extending wireless networks and associated systems, devices, and techniques for determination of optimal locations of a wireless range extender, such as by evalauating a quality of a wireless signal originating from a wireless gateway or access device and determining whether an alternative placement of a wireless range extender would result in improved quality. Also described are systems, devices, and techniques for automatically grouping multiple bands of a single wireless access device as well as systems, devices, and techniques that simplify connection of wireless devices to a wireless access device, such as by evaluating wireless messages transmitted on different bands to determine that the wireless messages originate from the same wireless access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Kannan Vardarajan, Eu Chong Son, Dan Nguyen, Aaron Schneider, Daniel Frysinger, Genevieve S. Bolton
  • Patent number: 10749614
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for transmitting a source test signal directed to a second system of a distributed communication system for a retransmission of the source test signal by the second system and a plurality of other systems of the distributed communication system, receiving a plurality of returned test signals from the second system, wherein the plurality of returned test signals corresponds to a retransmission of the source test signal by at least one of the plurality of other systems, and determining from the plurality of returned test signals whether any one of the plurality of other systems is experiencing an operational fault based on an expected round trip delay for each of the plurality of returned test signals. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg
  • Patent number: 10715244
    Abstract: Technology for a repeater is disclosed. The repeater can include a first-direction signal path, a second-direction signal path and a controller. The controller can set a first gain for the first-direction signal path based on a second-direction received signal level. The controller can set a second gain for the second-direction signal path based on the second-direction received signal level with a differential with respect to the first gain. The differential between the first gain and the second gain can be set for a first signal type. The controller can adjust the differential between the first gain and the second gain for a second signal type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Lee Cook, Christopher Ken Ashworth
  • Patent number: 10716167
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for improving cellular network coverage using a vehicle-based data transmission extender. One such generalized method includes establishing communication between a fixed base station of a cellular network and a first wireless device, which includes a data transmission module that is part of a first vehicle. Data is relayed between the fixed base station and a second wireless device using the first wireless device to extend geographic coverage of the cellular network to the second wireless device. The method also includes at least one of: detecting, using a signal detector, a signal emitted from the second wireless device, the signal detector being part of the first vehicle; and tracking, using a data meter, an amount of data relayed via the first wireless device between the fixed base station and the second wireless device over the cellular network, the data meter being part of the first vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael C. Edwards, Gopal Kalaimani Senthilkumar, Neil Dutta
  • Patent number: 10703606
    Abstract: A data communication arrangement for elevators is disclosed. In the arrangement a directional antenna is used for transmitting data from elevator car. Correspondingly, the counterpart antenna in the end of the elevator shaft is transmitting with a directional antenna. In the elevator a further omnidirectional antenna is used to communicate with the terminal devices belonging to passengers. The properties of antennas may be adjusted based on the speed and location of the elevator car. In addition to the properties of antennas also other transmission characteristics may be adjusted based on the same information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jukka Salmikuukka, Aki Parviainen, Kenneth Kronkvist, Ari Väistö
  • Patent number: 10707946
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receive beam-forming in an analog domain. A user equipment may perform channel estimation for obtaining a set of channel responses for a plurality of antennas of the UE. The UE may determine a beamforming codeword for receive beamforming based on the set of channel responses. The UE may apply a training codeword to the received signal in analog domain. The training codeword includes phase adjustment coefficients for each antenna and a different training codeword may be applied for each channel observation. The UE may measure a metric for at least one candidate codeword based on the set of channel responses and determine the beamforming codeword based on the metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Ruder, Yeong-Sun Hwang, Zhibin Yu, Holger Neuhaus, Tom Harel, Rajarajan Balraj, Matthias Malkowski
  • Patent number: 10701528
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for performing ProSe (Proximity Service) communication a relay terminal and one or more remote terminals wirelessly connected to the relay terminal in a wireless communication system. The method performed by the relay terminal comprises receiving information related to a destination of a calling signal from a network; receiving, from the network, the calling signal including an identifier (ID) of a calling terminal and an indicator, the indicator indicating which terminal is a final destination; determining whether the information related to the destination of the calling signal is available; and determining the final destination of the calling signal based on the received indicator if the information related to the destination is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ki-Dong Lee, Sanggook Kim
  • Patent number: 10693950
    Abstract: A control method for network communication system including base station network management server comprises of obtaining an item of neighbor base station identification information of a neighbor base station by a first base station; providing the first base station identification information to a base station network management server by the first base station; obtaining a first base station neighbor information from the base station network management server by a first MEC platform; producing an item of first platform neighbor information by the first MEC platform; determining whether a request signal matches the first platform neighbor information after receiving the request signal from a second MEC platform; providing the first platform identification information to the second MEC platform while determining that the request signal matches the first platform neighbor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yen-Chiu Chen, Chun-Chieh Wang
  • Patent number: 10694307
    Abstract: A method for dynamically changing the master audio playback device of a set that includes at least two audio playback devices, wherein one audio playback device of the set is a set master audio playback device that controls the play of audio data by at least one other slave audio playback device of the set. A first slave audio playback device receives its selection as a new recipient of audio data and, in response, the first slave audio playback device is designated as a new set master audio playback device and the set master audio playback device is designated as a new slave audio playback device. The new set master audio playback device controls the play of audio by the new slave audio playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor Lai, Gregg Michael Duthaler, Michael Elliot, Matthew Smith, Debasmit Banerjee, Michael Malone
  • Patent number: 10687377
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing wireless communications, and, more particularly, for implementing multiple simultaneous wireless services using a universal wireless station. In various embodiments, a universal wireless station (and/or a computing system(s)) might determine a first set of wireless communications frequencies and protocols for communications with a second device and might determine a second set of wireless communications frequencies and protocols for communications with a third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Schwengler, Thomas C. Barnett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10680936
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The methods include, for instance: obtaining, by one or more processor, metadata of at least one packet of a network stream; and determining, by the one or more processor, a shortcut rule for the network stream to bypass at least one waypoint network, the shortcut rule being determined using the metadata of the at least one packet of the network stream. In one embodiment, the obtaining includes obtaining the metadata from the at least one waypoint network. In another embodiment, the obtaining comprises obtaining the metadata from multiple packets of the network stream, and the determining comprises using the metadata of the multiple packets of the network stream to determine the shortcut rule. In a further embodiment, the determining includes analyzing a header of the at least one packet of the network stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lei Bao, Liang Rong, Gang Tang, Zi Jin Tao, Ming Shuang Xian
  • Patent number: 10673486
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electronic device, comprises a first communication circuit configured to support near-field communication (NFC); a second communication circuit configured to support wireless communication; at least one memory device; and at least one processor operationally connected with the first communication circuit, the second communication circuit, and the at least one memory device, wherein the at least one memory device stores instructions, when executed, cause the at least one processor to perform operations comprising: receive, from a first external electronic device via the first communication circuit, a first request for the first external electronic device to perform a transaction with a second external electronic device, in response to the first request: transmit the first request via the second communication circuit to the second external electronic device; and transmit a first response, corresponding to the first request, the first response including data stored in the at least
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Ji-Ho Shin, Moon-Seok Kang
  • Patent number: 10667087
    Abstract: Reception and transmission from at least two sets of antenna ports on a high speed train are controlled, wherein the at least two sets of antenna ports are installed at different locations on the high speed train. This involves determining a velocity and the position of each of the antenna ports, and using these as a basis for determining a reception combining scheme and/or transmission scheme from the sets of antenna ports. Signals are transmitted and received from the sets of antenna ports in conformance with the determined reception combining and/or transmission scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Joakim Axmon, Bryan Smith
  • Patent number: 10667316
    Abstract: A wireless communication device for a human-powered vehicle comprises a wireless communicator and a controller. The wireless communicator has a first communication mode in which at least a first communication protocol is used and a second communication mode in which a second communication protocol different from the first communication protocol is used. The controller is configured to set the wireless communicator with one of the first communication mode and the second communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Shota Inoue, Yoshiyuki Kasai, Makoto Usui, Masako Itsukashi, Akihiro Nozaki
  • Patent number: 10659142
    Abstract: Technology for a cellular signal booster operable to amplify cellular signals is disclosed. The cellular signal booster can include a downlink cellular signal path configured to amplify and filter a received downlink cellular signal in a plurality of selected bands. The downlink signal path can combine at least a first band and a second band in the plurality of selected bands. The cellular signal booster can include a controller operable to perform network protection by adjusting an uplink gain or noise power for at least one of a first band or a second band in an uplink signal path. The uplink gain or noise power can be adjusted for the first band in the uplink signal path or the second band in the uplink signal path using a signal strength associated with the received downlink cellular signal on the downlink cellular signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Casey James Nordgran, Christopher Ken Ashworth, Patrick Lee Cook
  • Patent number: 10649063
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for imaging static or semi-static objects in a wireless power delivery environment and tracking non-static objects contained therein. More specifically, embodiments of the present disclosure describe techniques for determining the relative locations and movement of non-static objects in a wireless power delivery environment. Additionally, the techniques describe methods and system for generation of motion-based maps such as heat (or dwell maps) and flow maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ossia Inc.
    Inventor: Hatem Ibrahim Zeine
  • Patent number: 10645551
    Abstract: Systems and methods for radio access interfaces in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiments, a vehicle telematics device includes a processor, a communications device, and a memory, wherein the vehicle telematics device communicates with a mobile communications device using the communications device, wherein the mobile communications device is in communication with a remote server system via a mobile network connection, and wherein the vehicle telematics device provides data to the mobile communications device, where the data is to be transmitted to the remote server system, provides command data to the mobile communications device, where the command data instructs the mobile communication device to transmit the data to the remote server system using at least one communication protocol, and causes the mobile communications device to transmit the data to the remote server system using the at least one communication protocol based on the command data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CalAmp Corp.
    Inventors: Peter Hergesheimer, Thomas M. Nornberg
  • Patent number: 10643195
    Abstract: Various systems and methods of self-configuring networked media hub devices with failover recovery of peers are disclosed. For example, a media hub device may be configured in an “out-of-the-box” solution in which the media hub, upon startup, obtains configuration data from a remote device. Peer media hub devices may be connected to one another via a local network and may each be self-configured in the same manner. Each media hub device may monitor other media hub devices on the local network. Based on such monitoring, each media hub device may detect that one of the media hub devices is offline and a new media hub device is online. One or more of the online media hub devices may automatically configure the new media hub device using the offline media hub device's configuration data, thereby configuring the new media hub device to replace the offline media hub device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CATALINA MARKETING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Angus Berry, James B. Clack
  • Patent number: 10638330
    Abstract: A system determines Wi-Fi coverage of the Wi-Fi extender located at a current location and at candidate locations in a home network; determines coverage of a power-line extender located at a power-line current location and at a power-line extender candidate location in the home network; and repositions the power-line extender to the power-line extender candidate location when the coverage exceeds coverage at the power-line current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Amir Ligata, Haris Gacanin
  • Patent number: 10630327
    Abstract: A system comprising circuitry configured to: communicate with a base station; and adjust an uplink gain applied to uplink signals communicated from the system to the base station based on an evaluation of (1) a noise contribution from the system that is presented to the base station and (2) a receive noise floor for the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Fred William Phillips, Christopher Goodman Ranson
  • Patent number: 10621709
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving target object visibility in captured images can include an imaging sensor for mounting on an aircraft at a fixed position and orientation. A predetermined portion of the aircraft can appear as a region of interest (ROI) at a predefined location across images captured by the imaging sensor. A processor can receive a first image signal from the imaging sensor and corresponding to a first image that includes the ROI. The processor can determine a first image intensity range of the ROI in the first image and a gain value for modifying the first image or a subsequent image. The processor can cause a second image signal, received from the imaging sensor, to be amplified using the gain value and cause the region of interest in a second image to have a second image intensity range different from the first image intensity range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel J. Henry
  • Patent number: 10615899
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a signal transmitter includes a processor that converts information to be emitted into a plurality of signals, each signal having an emitting waveform, wherein at least two of the time-frequency distributions of emitting signal waveforms are separated from one another in the joint time-frequency plane by a parallelogram shaped regions. In some embodiments, a signal receiver includes a processor that separates received time-frequency spread waveforms from one another, the time-frequency spread waveforms are parallelogram-shaped in the joint time-frequency plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Aykut Bultan
  • Patent number: 10609601
    Abstract: The present technique provides a first terminal device for exchanging signals with a wireless telecommunications network and a plurality of second terminal devices, the first terminal device configured to exchange signals with each of the plurality of second terminal devices, when the first terminal device provides a local cell for providing wireless connectivity for the plurality of second terminal devices, and to exchange signals with one or more infrastructure equipment of the wireless telecommunications network, and receive, from each of the plurality of second terminal devices served by the first terminal device when providing the local cell, suitability information indicative of the suitability of each of one or more other terminal devices or infrastructure equipment of the wireless telecommunications network to exchange signals with that second terminal device to provide for that second terminal devices another local cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuxin Wei, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda, Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10601495
    Abstract: Drone-based wireless communications systems are provided, as are methods carried-out by such wireless communications systems. In one embodiment, the wireless communications system includes a Satellite Signal Transformation (SST) unit and a plurality of aerial network drones, which can be deployed over a designated geographical area to form a multi-drone network thereover. During operation, the SST unit transmits a network source signal, which contains content extracted from a satellite signal. The multi-drone network receives the network source signal, disseminates drone relay signals containing the content through the multi-drone network, and broadcastings user device signals containing the content over the designated geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Chris Hardy, Paul Bellotti
  • Patent number: 10595127
    Abstract: A method and system of managing audio signals within a communication system is provided. An audio signal is received on two or more independent audio paths within an operating environment, such as a vehicular operating environment (106). A controller identifies an audio source ID associated with the audio signal. The audio source ID may be a talkgroup ID, an individual ID, or a channel ID associated with the audio signal. The received audio signal from the independent audio paths is mixed and played out at a spatially separated unique location within the vehicle from other audio signals based on the sound source ID, each sound source ID having a unique location within the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph C Namm
  • Patent number: 10593219
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods related to aviation communications are included. A computing device can receive position data indicating a position of an aerial vehicle. The position can include an altitude. The computing device can determine, from a plurality of possible airspace classifications, a first airspace classification at the position of the aerial vehicle, where each airspace classification specifies one or more communication parameters for communication within an associated airspace. The computing device can select, from a plurality of communication repositories, a first communication repository that is associated with the first airspace classification, where each communication repository specifies a set of pre-defined communication components for at least one associated airspace classification. The computing device can generate a communication related to the aerial vehicle using the first communication repository. The computing device can send the generated communication to at least one recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventors: James Burgess, Chirath Thouppuarachchi, Gregory Whiting
  • Patent number: 10591972
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses for adaptively controlling a tradeoff between computational accuracy and power consumption of a mobile device are disclosed. One method includes receiving a set of predetermined tasks of a subject or a device associated with the mobile device, selectively activating a plurality sensors of the mobile device based on the set of predetermined tasks, estimating, by one or more sensors of the selectively activated plurality of sensors of the mobile device, a location of the mobile device, sensing, by the plurality of selectively activated sensors, sensed information of the mobile device, and selecting a condition of the subject or the device based on the estimated location, the set of predetermined tasks, and the sensed information of the plurality of selectively activated sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Gao Shu An Fu (Hangzhou) Technology
    Inventors: Chenyu Wang, Marlene Wan, Jingxi Li
  • Patent number: 10588168
    Abstract: In some embodiments, one or more wireless stations operate to configure direct communication with one or more neighboring mobile stations, e.g., direct communication between the wireless stations without utilizing an intermediate access point. Embodiments of the disclosure relate to a mechanism for a wireless station to transmit a pause indication to one or more neighboring peer wireless stations, indicating a pause in direct communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Liu, Christiaan A. Hartman, Guoqing Li, Lawrie Kurian, Peter N. Heerboth, Su Khiong Yong
  • Patent number: 10567921
    Abstract: Displaying a map in a mobile communication device. Geographic coordinate information for a location of an address in a contact is determined. A user context for the mobile communications device is also determined. A request for a table of contents of available map data without the map data with the geographic coordinate information of the location as input is sent and the table of contents of available map data is received. A subset of map data comprising less data than is listed in the table of contents for the location corresponding to the geographic coordinate information is selected based on the table of contents of available map data and the user context. The subset of the map data is requested and the map with the subset of the map data is caused to be rendered in the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Ronald Anthony Dicke, Jesse Joseph Boudreau, Nicholas Bryson Wilson
  • Patent number: 10560908
    Abstract: A method and system for including a base station that configures a first user equipment (UE) that is in a radio resource control connected state with the base station. The UE is configured to be a synchronization source and transmit a first device-to-device synchronization signal (D2DSS) by using a synchronization resource that comprises a time resource, a frequency resource or a time and frequency resource. The base station instructs the first UE to transmit the first D2DSS using the synchronization resource. The base station signals the UE to configure the UE separately from the signal to transmit the D2DSS, and both of the signals are performed with radio resource control signaling from the base station to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Sartori, Deping Liu, Brian Classon, Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 10547372
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include a communication system comprising a portal between radio-frequency propagation environments; one or more of interface points disposed in the plurality of propagation environment and configured to communicate with each other via the portal; and one or more access points disposed in one of the propagation environments, at least a portion being configured to communicate with a particular interface point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventors: Theodore S. Rappaport, Dennis Shasha
  • Patent number: 10531424
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining the location of a Bluetooth device using a standard broadcast packet containing known data. Multiple antennas are used to take measurements of the packet are converted into in-phase and quadrature components, then a low-pass filter is applied. The known data presents an in-phase and quadrature spectrum that is a continuous wave-tone representation of the packet signal in the passband of the low-pass filter. Multiple measurements are used to determine the phase difference of the filtered measurements at the different antenna locations. Phase difference is used to determine the location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Greina Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Joseph Lee
  • Patent number: 10524261
    Abstract: A single-hop relay cellular system 300 and a multi-hop relay cellular system 400 including frequency links (102A-F), a backhaul link 104, an access link 106, and a relay base station 108 are provided. The relay base station 108 is configured to interchange a frequency of operation between a first frequency carrier 114A and a second frequency carrier 114B for uplink and downlink transmission. Each node in the single-hop relay cellular system 300 and the multi-hop relay cellular system 400 is enabled to transmit and receive on frequency carriers through static or dynamic control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Kandasamy Shanmugam, Aravind Ganesan, Himamshu Gopalakrishna Khasnis
  • Patent number: 10505810
    Abstract: Provided are a data transmission method and device. The method includes that: N second-type nodes are grouped to form a third-type node, N being a positive integer more than or equal to 2; and data is transmitted in a network formed by the second-type nodes, the third-type node and a first-type node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YU Ngok Li, Bo Dai, Feng Xie, Peng Hao
  • Patent number: 10499307
    Abstract: A method for dynamically relaying data includes receiving an advertisement for dynamic relaying services from a relay device, establishing a first device-to-device (D2D) connection with the relay device in accordance with the advertisement, transmitting a data packet to the relay device using the first D2D connection, and releasing the first D2D connection automatically after transmitting the data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Haibo Xu
  • Patent number: 10478065
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for monitoring in real time the physiological status of one or more subjects, especially subject engaged in potentially hazardous or dangerous activities. Systems include wearable items with one or more physiological sensors and a local data unit (LDU) operatively coupled to the sensors. The LDUs digitize and filter sensor data, extract physiological parameters, determine abnormal or not acceptable physiological conditions, and communicate to external monitoring facilities. The external facilities display status and data concerning monitored subjects. In preferred embodiments, communication between the LDUs and the external monitoring facilities dynamically adjusts to the condition of the subjects and to system changes such as subjects and external facilities entering and leaving and/or moving from place to place. The invention also provides program products for performing this invention's methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Andrew Behar, Jeff Cobb, Alex Derchak, Barry Keenan, Dave Darnall
  • Patent number: 10484074
    Abstract: An access point is located in a first room together with a local plurality of antennas. A plurality of power boosters are located in a second room together with a peripheral plurality of antennas. A wire-based medium connects the first and second rooms. The access point uses the local antennas to transmit wirelessly, in the first room, a plurality of spatially-multiplexed streams, thereby allowing a receiving wireless device in the first room to decode the streams. The access point injects into the wire-based medium, in the first room, a plurality of signals derived respectively from the streams, which are then transported to the second room. The boosters then power-boost the signals extracted from the wire-based medium in the second room, and the peripheral antennas transmit wirelessly, in the second room, the now-power-boosted signals, thereby allowing another receiving wireless device, in the second room, to decode the same plurality of streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cellium Technologies, LTD.
    Inventors: Roy Kinamon, Gal Zuckerman, Oz Liv
  • Patent number: 10474474
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a processor having a motion activation mode and an operating mode; an orientation sensor operable to detect the orientation of the device, and a clock configured to, when the processor is in the motion activation mode, periodically power-up the processor; wherein the processor is configured to, when powered-up in its motion activation mode, obtain a measurement of the orientation of the device from the orientation sensor; store the obtained measurement; and process the obtained measurement in dependence on one or more stored measurements of the orientation of the device so as to determine whether the obtained measurement and the one or more stored measurements are indicative of a predetermined sequence of orientations of the device; the processor being configured to transition from its motion activation mode to its operating mode in response to determining that the obtained measurement and the one or more stored measurements are indicative of the predetermined sequence of orie
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Cambridge Temperature Concepts Ltd
    Inventors: Jonathan Michael Hayes, Gareth Paul Williams, Shamus Louis Godfrey Husheer
  • Patent number: 10477516
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for device-to-device, D2D, operation in out-of-network coverage, ONC scenarios. More particularly the disclosure pertains to a method performed in a wireless device, for obtaining resources for D2D operation in ONC. The method comprises obtaining S1 a first set of resources for D2D operation in ONC on at least one licensed carrier and obtaining S2 a second set of resources for D2D operation in ONC on at least one un-licensed carrier. The method further comprises selecting S3 one of the first and second sets of resources for D2D operation in ONC, based on information relating to a location of the wireless device. The disclosure further relates to methods in a network node for providing information about the sets of resources to a wireless device and to corresponding devices and computer programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Gabor Fodor, Muhammad Kazmi, Santhan Thangarasa
  • Patent number: 10469643
    Abstract: A mobile or in-vehicle communication system and method facilitate communication among groups. The system and method also facilitate the creation of such groups. The system and method may convert speech from one member of the group to text for distribution to other members of the group, for whom the text is converted to audible speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Appy Risk Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Otman A Basir
  • Patent number: 10450163
    Abstract: An elevator interactive terminal and an elevator interactive system. The elevator interactive system of the present invention comprises an elevator interactive terminal, configured with a social communication media module, wherein a user is registered as a first registered user in the social communication media module; and a server coupled to a communication bus of an elevator system, configured with the social communication media module and to register an elevator as the second registered user in the social communication media module, wherein, based on the social communication media module, interactive communication is performed between the first registered user on the elevator interactive terminal corresponding to the user and the second registered user on the server corresponding to the elevator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Dan Qing Sha, Murilo Bonilha, Yi Lin Chen, Jin Lei Ding, Jing Long Zhang, Ke Yang