With Memory Control Or Programming Patents (Class 455/186.1)
  • Patent number: 10355795
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a vehicle comprising a wireless transceiver for transmitting a request for radio presets to a plurality of vehicles within a predetermined proximity of the vehicle; a processor for generating a list of local radio stations based on radio presets information received by the wireless transceiver and a user preference for prioritizing the stations; and an audio system for playing audio received from a selected one of the local radio stations. Embodiments also include a method in a vehicle comprising sending, via a wireless transceiver, a request for radio presets to a plurality of vehicles within a predetermined proximity of the vehicle; generating, using a processor, a list of local radio stations based on radio presets information received by the wireless transceiver and a user preference for prioritizing the stations; and playing, via an audio system, audio received from a selected one of the local radio stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jayanthi Rao, Cynthia M. Neubecker, Pramita Mitra, Jakob Nikolaus Hoellerbauer
  • Patent number: 10313161
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents a method performed in a first node in a wireless communication system, of accessing a shared channel for transmission from the first node to at least one second node. The method comprises the step of receiving, from a third node a pilot signal announcing reception in the third node, wherein the pilot signal comprises information enabling estimation of a channel response from the first node to the third node; estimating, using the pilot signal, a channel response from the first node to the third node and predicting, based on the estimated channel response, an interference level at the receiver of the third node of a directive transmission from the first node to the second node; and accessing the shared channel based on the predicted interference level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Dennis Hui, Robert Baldemair, Jonas Kronander, Kumar Balachandran
  • Patent number: 10268442
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of telecommunications systems and methods. More specifically, the present invention is directed to systems and methods for identifying and/or distributing music and other types of useful information for users in a very simple and convenient manner. A variety of systems and methods are disclosed which provide users with quick and convenient access to various forms of information, such as, for example, audio information including music and news items as well as coupons and other information. The systems and methods allow users to store data representative of a time of transmission and preferably a source of transmission so that data of interest may be identified for ordering an/or downloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Bernadette Depke, Robert J Depke, Brian Houlihan
  • Patent number: 10263658
    Abstract: A protective cover and an electronic device having it are provided. The protective cover for receiving and protecting at least part of an electronic device includes a first case frame comprising a mounting surface for mounting the electronic device, a second case frame for forming an exterior of the protective cover by combining with the first case frame, and at least one electronic component interposed between the first case frame and the second case frame and electrically connected to the electronic device. Thus, the electronic device can be protected from an external impact or a foreign substance, and various additional functions can be performed in aid of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Byung-Hun Cho
  • Patent number: 10255607
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for collecting consumer information. A first message is received from a portable communication device having a device identifier. The first message includes an item code that identifies a promotional item. It is verified whether the device identifier is registered for a promotional service corresponding to the item code. If the device identifier is not registered for the promotional service, a second message is sent to the portable communication device, where the second message requests an address for delivering the promotional item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Swirsky, Scott Watson
  • Patent number: 10200101
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for channel state information feedback are provided. In various aspects, a message is transmitted to one or more wireless communication devices requesting channel state information. In some aspects, a first portion of the message is transmitted according to a first or second, and contains first information intended for a first or second set of wireless communication devices compatible with the first or second format respectively. In some aspects, a second portion of the first message is transmitted according to the second format, and contains second information intended for the second set of wireless communication devices compatible with the second format. In some aspects, this information may comprise at least one of a list of identifiers, a set of parameters for estimating the channel state information estimation, and uplink transmission allocation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Youhan Kim, Bin Tian, George Cherian, Alfred Asterjadhi, Sameer Vermani, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac
  • Patent number: 10181887
    Abstract: A method, and a device, for reporting channel state information (CSI) in a wireless local area network system are discussed. The method according to one embodiment includes receiving, by a responding station, a sounding Physical layer Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) from a requesting station; and transmitting, by the responding station, a CSI report to the requesting station, the CSI report including CSI report information in a form of angles representing a beamforming feedback matrix that is estimated by the responding station based on the sounding PPDU. If the sounding PPDU is received via a plurality of contiguous channels, the beamforming feedback matrix is estimated based on all of the plurality of contiguous channels. If the sounding PPDU is received via at least one of a plurality of non-contiguous channels, the beamforming feedback matrix is estimated based on only one of the plurality of non-contiguous channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Yong Ho Seok
  • Patent number: 10140084
    Abstract: An audio system attachable to a computer includes a sound reproduction device for producing audible sound from audio signals. The sound reproduction device includes a radio tuner and a powered speaker. The audio system further includes a connector for connecting the sound reproduction device with a computer. The computer provides audio signals from a plurality of sources, the sources including a computer CD player, digitally encoded computer files stored on the computer, and a computer network connected to the computer. The sound reproduction device further includes control buttons for controlling at least one of the computer CD player, the digitally encoded computer files and the computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Eric Beckman, Santiago Carvajal, Christopher H. Perry
  • Patent number: 10142068
    Abstract: Methods for wireless communications over a wideband carrier are provided. Time-frequency resources of the wideband carrier within a transmission time interval are divided into multiple time-frequency resource blocks. Each of the time-frequency resource blocks corresponds to a group of contiguous subcarriers of the wideband carrier and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbols. Data streams may be scheduled to be transmitted in different time-frequency resource blocks, and may be destined for different user equipments or the same user equipment. Baseband processing operations may be performed on data streams scheduled in different time-frequency resource blocks independently from one another. Separate control channels or one common control channel may be configured for data transmissions in different time-frequency resource blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Qian Cheng, Weimin Xiao, Philippe Sartori, Jialing Liu
  • Patent number: 10135504
    Abstract: The disclosure provides techniques for sounding sequence protection in multi-user multiple-input-multiple-output (MU-MIMO) communications for wireless local area networks (WLANs). An access point (AP) may select a station (STA) from multiple STAs in a MU-MIMO group. The AP may then transmit a request-to-send (RTS) frame, where the RTS is addressed to the selected STA. The AP may receive a clear-to-send (CTS) frame from the selected station and may perform, in response to receiving the CTS frame, a sounding sequence with the MU-MIMO group. After completion of the sounding sequence, the AP may transmit MU-MIMO data communications to at least one of the STAs in the MU-MIMO group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Ragab Elsherif, Nathaniel David Houghton
  • Patent number: 10088983
    Abstract: In some examples, a content item may be modified in accordance with user preferences and provided to a user device for display. The user preferences may identify types of content that should be modified. Segments of the content item may be identified in accordance with the user settings. The identified segments may be modified and provided to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Fareed Adib Qaddoura, Thomas Bruno Mader
  • Patent number: 10057242
    Abstract: An invention is provided for authentication in a network environment. The invention includes displaying an authentication image on a display device, and generating a captured image by capturing an image using a client device. The captured image then is analyzed to determine color band values of selected pixels of the captured image. Once analyzed, a comparison result is generated by comparing the color band values the selected pixels of the captured image to color band values of corresponding pixels of the authentication image. If the comparison result is within a predetermined threshold authentication is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Digital Authentication Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger R Dube
  • Patent number: 9998894
    Abstract: An emergency call system which generates audio for the emergency call which is played to an emergency responder, is disclosed. The audio is generated based on a combination of data entered into a system prior to the emergency, and data entered into the system during the emergency. Such data is entered by way of sensors or user input and the data which is used during the emergency call depends on the type of call. Devices which can gather the data include bidirectional battery powered transceivers and base stations which have phone network connectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Gregory Pospiel
  • Patent number: 9959089
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile audio player, comprising memory means adapted to store music data and non-music data, input means adapted to receive a user input with user preferences, radio program generating means adapted to generate, without a connection to an external entity, an individualized radio program from stored music data and non-music data depending on user preferences input via the input means, and audio output means adapted to output audio signals representing a generated radio program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fritz Hohl, Shin Saito
  • Patent number: 9900865
    Abstract: Sub-channel selective access by a station (STA) in a wireless LAN (WLAN) system may involve receiving a frame including a channel list information field and a sounding indicator field, the latter indicating whether the frame is for sounding scheduling or for access point activity scheduling. If the sounding indicator field has a first value, the channel list information field indicates one or more sub-channels where there is a sounding transmission activity for the sub-channel selective access. If the sounding indicator field has a second value, the channel list information field indicates at least one sub-channel where a data transmission is permitted for the sub-channel selective access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yongho Seok
  • Patent number: 9888386
    Abstract: A communication apparatus and its setting method are provided. The communication apparatus has a processor and a memory device storing a short message receiving module configured to, when executed by the processor, determine whether the short message received by the communication apparatus conforms with a predetermined format. The short message includes an unencrypted prefix and multiple encrypted fields including a device serial number of the communication apparatus, a time at which the short message is sent and an operation command that controls the communication apparatus to execute a corresponding operation. The short message received by the communication apparatus is decoded to obtain the operation command when the short message conforms with the predetermined format. The operation command controls the communication apparatus to execute the corresponding operation, and the predetermined format includes at least an unencrypted field and at least an encrypted field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsuan-Wei Tsao, Jiunn-Jye Lee
  • Patent number: 9819331
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed of methods and systems for providing information in a single FM tuner system. An example method according to the disclosure provides station information in a single FM tuner system, and comprises receiving radio data system (RDS) data/radio broadcast data system (RBDS) data by the single FM tuner system; extracting frequency information regarding receivable stations from the received RDS/RBDS data and displaying a list of the receivable frequencies; extracting additional information regarding the receivable stations from the received RDS/RBDS data, and displaying the extracted additional information regarding the receivable stations in correspondence with the respective receivable frequencies in the list. Further a single FM tuner system is provided for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Benz, Philipp Schmauderer
  • Patent number: 9813135
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a technique for communicating Channel State Information (CSI) feedback. In some aspects, the CSI feedback is communicated in a very high throughput (VHT) wireless communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Santosh Paul Abraham, Simone Merlin, Sameer Vermani, Hemanth Sampath
  • Patent number: 9756612
    Abstract: A method for communicating in a wireless local area network is provided. The method includes receiving allowed channel information from a second station, the allowed channel information indicating whether at least one channel is allowed for transmission, selecting, by the first station, at least one operating channel from the at least one allowed channel, and transmitting, by the first station, frames on the at least one selected operating channel. The allowed channel information comprises an allowed channel bitmap. Each bit of the allowed channel bitmap indicates each channel is allowed for the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Park, Hyang Sun You, Yong Ho Seok
  • Patent number: 9755780
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of determining a Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) feedback in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system, including an MCS FeedBack (MFB) responder receiving a first frame, including a request message requesting to send the MFB, from an MFB requester and the MFB responder sending the MFB, including a recommended MCS value, to the MFB requester. The recommended MCS value is derived with reference to at least one of unsolicit type information indicative of a type of the MFB, transmit type information indicative of a transmission type of data, coding type information indicative of a coding scheme applied to the data, a group ID indicative of a group of target stations (STAs) to which the data will be transmitted, and MFB bandwidth information indicative of a bandwidth of a channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dong Wook Roh, Ill Soo Sohn, Kyoung Young Song, Dae Won Lee, Yong Ho Seok
  • Patent number: 9749380
    Abstract: Streaming of a media asset from a cloud server computer to a media playback device is disclosed. In an embodiment, a list of media assets stored in the cloud server computer is sent over network from the cloud server computer to a portable device. In another embodiment, the list is transferred via close-range communication to the portable device from the media playback device which received the list from the cloud server computer over network. In the embodiments, a media asset is started streaming over network from the cloud server computer to the media playback device responsive to selection of one of the listed media assets at the portable device. In some embodiments, streaming is redirected from the portable device to the media playback device responsive to a user's operation or in case of disconnection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Kojicast, LLC
    Inventor: Koji Yoden
  • Patent number: 9740375
    Abstract: Technologies are presented for routing content rendering to a secondary display at a gateway. In some examples, a gateway system may be provided through which a user device may request content. The system may receive the requested content and route it to a renderer for rendering on a secondary display. The system may also route the requested content, in its original form or in a modified form, to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Ezekiel Kruglick
  • Patent number: 9740967
    Abstract: In an approach to determining an air quality based on image, a computer performs a method, the method comprising: determining an image to be measured; determining an air quality model of at least one key area, the at least one key area including a key area associated with the image to be measured; acquiring a reference clear image corresponding to the image to be measured; and determining an air quality index to be measured based on an air quality related feature extracted from the image to be measured, the corresponding reference clear image, and the determined air quality model of the key area associated with the image to be measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Min Gong, Yu Wang, Zhi H. Wang, Junchi Yan, Chao Zhang, Qian K. Zhao, Jun Zhu
  • Patent number: 9668245
    Abstract: A method for processing data in a wireless communication network is provided, wherein at least two resource pools for an uplink control channel are provided for mobile terminals for a geographical area, and wherein the mobile terminals in the geographical area uses at least one of the at least two resource pools for the uplink control channel. In addition, a corresponding device and system are suggested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Esa Tapani Tiirola, Timo Erkki Lunttila, Kari Juhani Hooli, Kari Pekka Pajukoski
  • Patent number: 9655033
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless connection method for a mobile terminal. The method includes: starting to search for an access point in a current environment; judging whether the access point is found within a preset time, and when rise judgment result is yes, acquiring the found current access point and suspending the search; judging whether the access information recorded in advance matches the current access point, and when the judgment result is yes, accessing the current access point using the access information; storing the current access point in a list; and continuing searching for a next access point, and returning to the step of judging whether an access point is round within a preset time. Also disclosed is a mobile terminal. In this way, the mobile terminal and the wireless connection method therefor of the present invention can rapidly access an access point, improving the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zhibing Yang
  • Patent number: 9642002
    Abstract: A cellular communication device has one or more access modes which allow reading and writing of data, for example to change its settings, for example passwords and even the entire operating system and also permitting access to personal information such as the user's telephone book. To prevent cloning and like illegal access activity, the device is configured by restricting access to such data access modes using a device unique security setting. The setting may be a password, preferably a one-time password, or it may be a unique or dynamic or one time configuration of the codes for the read and write instructions of the data mode. There is also disclosed a server, which manages the security settings such that data mode operates during an active connection between the device and the server, and a secure communication protocol for communicating between the server and the cellular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventors: Rafi Nehushtan, Refael Nehushtan
  • Patent number: 9584843
    Abstract: The various embodiments disclosed herein provide methods, systems, and devices for capturing broadcast streams, analyzing the broadcast streams to obtain information about the media content transmitted in the broadcast streams, obtaining additional information about the media content if available, and assigning a unique event identifier specific to the instance of broadcast of the broadcast stream and/or media segment transmitted in the broadcast stream. In other embodiments, the unique event identifier is broadcasted to broadcast receiving devices. With the unique event identifier, broadcast receiving devices can access the obtained information associated with the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: STRATOSAUDIO, INC.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, John Phillip Hansen, Thomas Daniel Mock
  • Patent number: 9544745
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assigning short codes to provide uniformity among wireless carriers. In the systems and methods, a Universal Short Code (USC) Administrator maintains a list of short codes and their lease status so that SMS messages sent to a particular short code may be routed to the proper holder of the short code. A network facilitator is in communication with both the USC Administrator and at least one wireless carrier to route the SMS message to the proper holder of the short code. The short code may be leased for a specified period of time so that the short code can be reassigned after expiration of the lease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Skybase 365, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip J. Sweatman, Robert C. Lovell, Jr., Venkatesh Chava, Christian Zimmern
  • Patent number: 9485746
    Abstract: Techniques are presented to optimize location classification accuracy for wireless devices. A controller in communication with one or more wireless access points receives measurement data associated with signals received at one or more wireless access points from a plurality of wireless clients. The controller classifies each of the measurement data associated with a corresponding client as indicative a location inside of a particular region or outside of the particular region. The controller determines information of an actual location for each of the clients and classifies the information of the actual location as indicating a location inside of the particular region or outside of the particular region. For a given client whose classification of the information of the actual location does not match the classification of the corresponding measurement data, the controller modifies the information of the actual location of the given client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Santosh Pandey
  • Patent number: 9432837
    Abstract: During a booting procedure when reading the contact features of a smartcard, the body part of a master elementary file is accessed. According to the validity and link of each data, the body part of a Type 1 elementary file, a Type 2 elementary file or a Type 3 elementary file is selectively accessed. The efficiency of the booting procedure can be improved by avoiding unnecessarily accessing the body part of unused data in other types of elementary files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Chia-Yun Chuang
  • Patent number: 9414198
    Abstract: One or more location-based clients can be activated on a mobile device for providing location-based services. The location-based clients can be provided with information (e.g., presets, defaults) related to the current location and/or mode of the mobile device. The information can be obtained from one or more network resources. In some implementations, a number of location-based clients can run concurrently on the mobile device and share information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Gregory N. Christie, Robert E. Borchers, Imran A. Chaudhri, Peter Henry Mahowald
  • Patent number: 9313822
    Abstract: A method for using an input device simultaneously with multiple electronic devices is described. A first connection is established with a first electronic device. The first connection enters an active mode. A second connection is established with a second electronic device. The second connection enters the active mode. The first connection switches to a standby mode in response to the second connection entering the active mode. The first connection and the second connection switch between the active mode and the standby mode, where only one connection is in the active mode at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Prudvidhar Reddy Thangella
  • Patent number: 9258071
    Abstract: A wireless communication system wirelessly receives a Frequency Modulation (FM) signal including audio data and Radio Data System (RDS) data. The wireless communication system audibly plays the audio data and graphically displays the RDS data from the FM signal. The wireless communication system detects action codes in the RDS data, and in response, initiates a wireless communication session with a wireless communication network. The wireless communication system also audibly captures user data. The wireless communication system then wirelessly transfers the captured user data for delivery to a server over the wireless communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Lee Uden, Shane R. Werner, Eric Michael Bloomcamp
  • Patent number: 9215558
    Abstract: A system on a vehicle is provided operable to notify a user if and when they are approaching a low digital radio signal area. The vehicle includes both the capability to receive digital and analog radio signals. The system further includes a processor and a data storage unit. If the digital signal drops below a certain predetermined threshold, the system will record the location of the low signal and will notify the user of the low signal next time the user is approaching the same area recorded by the GPS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Lee Helm, Mark Jotanovic
  • Patent number: 9179135
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method for controlling thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hak-jae Kim, Hoon Choi, Seung-su Lee, Kyung-mi Ha, Ui-hyun Kim, Kwang-min Lee
  • Patent number: 9172478
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for switching from the main frequency to an Alternative Frequency (AF) providing the same station is provided. The method includes measuring a received signal strength of a main frequency, receiving at least one alternative frequency list, establishing an accumulated alternative frequency list including all previously received alternative frequency lists, comparing the received signal strength of the main frequency with a predefined reference received signal strength, and attempting, when the received signal strength of the main frequency is less than the reference received signal strength, switching to an alternative frequency in the accumulated alternative frequency list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9093739
    Abstract: An integrated package is disclosed that includes a conductive structure that can be selectively configured to include a radiating element of a planar antenna or to include a radio-frequency shielding structure. Examples of a planar antenna include PIFA antennas, patch antennas, and the like. The planar antenna can be selectively configured to different tuning profiles, and operate as a diversity antenna by alternating its tuning profile configuration amongst different tuning profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Hooper, James D. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 9077581
    Abstract: Devices, methods and computer-readable code for simultaneously monitoring the content of at least two streaming audio content channels are disclosed. In some embodiments, the monitored content is analyzed, and one or more features of the monitored content channels are computed, including but not limited to music classification features, content genre features, and spoken content features. These computed features may be used, for example, to compute a rating or score for each monitored audio channel, for example, a rating computed relative to user listening preferences, expressed, for example, in preference rules. In some embodiments, the presently disclosed device includes a channel selector for automatically tuning, for example, to a channel assigned a higher rating at a given time. Alternatively or additionally, content rating scores may be displayed to a user who manually selects and tunes to an audio content channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SANDISK IL LTD.
    Inventors: Dov Moran, Itzhak Pomerantz, Mordechai Teicher
  • Patent number: 9066199
    Abstract: One or more location-based clients can be activated on a mobile device for providing location-based services. The location-based clients can be provided with information (e.g., presets, defaults) related to the current location and/or mode of the mobile device. The information can be obtained from one or more network resources. In some implementations, a number of location-based clients can run concurrently on the mobile device and share information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Forstall, Gregory N. Christie, Robert E. Borchers, Imran A. Chaudhri, Peter Henry Mahowald
  • Patent number: 9055588
    Abstract: A decentralized approach to peer discovery channel selection is used in some embodiments. In some such embodiments, a mobile wireless terminal supporting a peer to peer signaling protocol, independently determines what channels to use for peer discovery without a central controller indicating the channel or channels to be used. Assuming channels are of a suitable quality, the channels having the best quality need not be identified, with channel selection being made on a predetermined channel ordering basis from those with suitable quality. Different wireless communications devices in the system use the same peer discovery channel selection process making it likely that the same channel or channels will tend to be picked to be used for peer discovery. Other embodiments are directed to implementing a centralized approach to peer discovery channel selection in which a central controller or base station selects channels to be used for peer discovery signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sreeram Kannan, Ahmed K. Sadek, Stephen J. Shellhammer, Saurabh Tavildar, Nilesh Khude
  • Patent number: 9048912
    Abstract: Provided are a mobile terminal apparatus, a radio base station apparatus and a communication method, capable of orthogonalizing uplink reference signals between plural antennas in MIMO transmission. The mobile terminal apparatus has a reference signal generator (11) for generating DM-RSs using ZC sequences and a cyclic shift section (13) for cyclically shifting the DM-RSs by unit of plural antenna ports (19) to orthogonalize the DM-RSs for the antenna ports (19) between the antenna ports (19), and the cyclically shifted DM-RSs are transmitted via the respective antenna ports (19) to a radio base station apparatus eNB in an uplink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Kishiyama, Teruo Kawamura, Motohiro Tanno
  • Patent number: 9020535
    Abstract: An approach is provided to present station location information to one or more mobile devices. A request is received to provide station location information to a mobile device. Station location information is generated, in response to the request, the station location information including station location information of one or more radio stations that correspond to the location of the mobile device. The station location information is transmitted to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen J. Clark, Donald S. Bodge
  • Patent number: 9008598
    Abstract: An apparatus including a memory for associating at least one user defined channel identifier with at least one selection item of the apparatus and a control unit coupled to the memory, the control unit being configured to cause one of the at least one user defined channel identifier to play when a corresponding one of the at least one selection item is activated by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l
    Inventor: Juha Arrasvuori
  • Patent number: 9002307
    Abstract: Apparatus comprises means for storing a table including plural program identification codes and, for each program identification code, a corresponding program name; means for extracting a program identification code from supplementary information received along with a radio broadcast; means for searching the table for the decoded program identification code; means for reading from the table a program name that corresponds to the program identification code; and means for causing the program name to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Harri Petteri Luhtala
  • Publication number: 20150087252
    Abstract: In a method and an electronic device for performing a radio channel connection are provided. The method includes detecting tuning in to a specific radio channel; determining whether there is pre-stored broadcasting information; determining, if the pre-stored broadcasting information exists, whether the specific radio channel is found in the pre-stored broadcasting information; and using, if the specific radio channel is found in the pre-stored broadcasting information, at least one of the pre-stored broadcasting information and a contents server address corresponding to the specific radio channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Haemin PARK, Yonggil HAN, Hyejung KIM
  • Patent number: 8982283
    Abstract: A method of scanning television channels at initial setup. The method includes at a first power mode, automatically scanning for channels using a first scanning setup procedure during which the television is unusable by a user. The first power mode is when the television is at a full power mode. The detected channels are automatically provided for use by the television upon completion of the first scanning setup procedure. The method further includes automatically scanning for channels using a second scanning setup procedure at a second power mode following the first power mode. The second power mode is at a lower power mode than the first power mode, and the second scanning setup procedure is more time consuming in comparison to the first scanning setup procedure. Additional channels not detected during the initial setup by the first scanning setup procedure are automatically detected at the second power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Tonni Sandager Larsen, Yuko Suzuki, Norifumi Takaya, William Schupp, Max Wu, Liviu Burciu
  • Patent number: 8942214
    Abstract: A method and wireless apparatus are described, whereby a transceiver receives a null data packet announcement (NDPA) frame from a transmitter to initiate channel sounding, and receives a null data packet (NDP) from the transmitter, the NDP following the NDPA frame. A first report field is configured to include beamforming information, and a second report field is configured to include signal to noise ratio (SNR) information. A determination is made as to whether feedback data including the first report field and the second report field is transmitted in a single feedback frame or a plurality of feedback frames. If the feedback data is determined to be transmitted in the plurality of feedback frames, the feedback data is split into a plurality of segments, which is transmitted in a single aggregated medium access control protocol data unit (A-MPDU) including a plurality of MPDUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dae Won Lee, Ill Soo Sohn, Yong Ho Seok
  • Patent number: 8934845
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides radio station list management in a wireless receiver. Upon detection of a scan event, a plurality of radio broadcast channels is scanned to detect available radio stations. Available radio stations that fail to meet a preference criterion are identified and removed to form a list of preferred radio stations. The scan event may be generated dependent upon a time, a location of the wireless receiver, or a broadcast signal quality. Preference criteria may include station content classification and signal quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Jianfeng Weng
  • Patent number: 8929233
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive a digital broadcast signal in which predetermined data is transmitted repeatedly. A transmission time estimating unit estimates a transmission time for transmitting data per transmission unit, by analyzing separation information contained in the digital broadcast signal where the separation information describes a time for the transmission unit of data corresponding to the predetermined data. A determining unit determines whether content of the predetermined data has been updated for each data reception starting time after the transmission time has been estimated. If the content has not been updated, the control unit inhibits reception processing by the receiving unit for a predetermined period of time based on the estimated transmission time, and if the content has been updated, the control unit permits the reception processing by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoya Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8909128
    Abstract: A method, system, media, and apparatus are directed to radio recording. Radio stations are simultaneously recorded based on a radio parameter including a processing parameter, a memory usage or allocation, a recording status, or the like. The radio parameter is adapted for an individual station, some radio stations, or all radio stations. The processing parameter is adapted based on a processor usage. The memory usage is adapted based on a memory requirement of a station being recorded. A station may be suspended from recording based on a loss of a signal and resumed based on a resumption of the signal. An access to a radio content recorded while a signal was available may be provided, if the signal is unavailable. The plurality of stations may be prioritized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: 3D Radio LLC
    Inventor: Michael D. Ellis