Wireless Distribution System Patents (Class 455/3.01)
  • Patent number: 11362851
    Abstract: A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service logic modules in the gateway. The service management system also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices and among associated endpoint devices. An exemplary service management system includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions. Examples of the functions include a connection manager for controlling system communications with the gateway devices, an authentication manager for authenticating each gateway device and controlling the connection manager and a subscription manager for managing applications services and/or features offered by the gateway devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: KIP PROD PI LP
    Inventors: Amir Ansari, George A. Cowgill, Leon A. Nicholls, Jude P. Ramayya, Ramprakash Masina, Alvin R. McQuarters, Atousa Raissyan
  • Patent number: 11356703
    Abstract: An image decoding method performed by means of a decoding device according to the present invention comprises the steps of: obtaining first split information relating to a first target block; if the first split information indicates that the first target block is to be split, splitting the first target block into first sub-blocks; obtaining MPT split information relating to a second target block which is one of the first sub-blocks of the first target block; splitting the second target block into second sub-blocks on the basis of the MPT split information; and decoding the second sub-blocks, wherein the second sub-blocks are non-square blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Junghak Nam, Seunghwan Kim, Hyeongmoon Jang, Jaehyun Lim
  • Patent number: 11330565
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure propose a mechanism whereby a nearby device may detect scenarios where one device is unable to receive communications from a transmitting device. For example, the nearby device may detect that concurrent transmissions of a transmitting device and intended recipient prevent reception by the intended recipient and provide feedback to the transmitting device. Rather than blindly retransmitting, the transmitting device may only retransmit when it receives feedback from the nearby device, saving power and avoiding unnecessary transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tien Viet Nguyen, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Arjun Bharadwaj
  • Patent number: 11323359
    Abstract: Multi-channel communication over wired and/or wireless communication mediums is contemplated. The multi-channel communication may be of the type sufficient to facilitate data delivery utilizing two or more channels/paths associated with an access point configured to facilitate communications with a plurality of devices. The multi-channel communications may be controlled to maximize performance through limitations placed on communications permitted over one or more of the channels/paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Luther E. Smith
  • Patent number: 11296795
    Abstract: In a first embodiment, a method and apparatus for encoding a first spectral efficiency into a second spectral efficiency; wherein the second spectral efficiency has a higher order than the first spectral efficiency. In a second embodiment, a method and apparatus for achieving at least two spectral efficiencies using a single type of modulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Acacia Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Aydinlik, Jonas Geyer, Christian Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 11297361
    Abstract: One or more computing devices may be configured to identify information corresponding to a program change request associated with a multi-program data transmission. The information may comprise at least a link to a desired program within the multi-program data transmission. The one or more computing devices may communicate the link to the desired program to a client device over a specified time period. After the time period, the one or more computing devices may communicate the desired program to the client device using a single program data transmission. The single program data transmission may be derived from the multi-program data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TIVO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Sallas, David DeAndrade, Christopher Stone
  • Patent number: 11245957
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: identifying, using a sensor of an information handling device, a proximate device to the information handling device; determining, using a processor of the information handling device, whether the proximate device comprises a compatible application; presenting, on the information handling device and responsive to determining that the proximate device does comprise the compatible application, a non-native user profile associated with the compatible application; receiving, on the presented non-native user profile, activation input from a user; transmitting, responsive to receiving the activation input, an authentication request to the proximate device; and providing, responsive to receiving authentication approval in response to the authentication request from the proximate device, access to the non-native user profile on the information handling device. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, Arnold S. Weksler, Mark Patrick Delaney, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 11234107
    Abstract: A method for distributing data between mobile devices includes creating, by a processing device, a group comprising of mobile devices in an ad-hoc mode that share data. The mobile devices are located within a pre-defined range. The method also includes identifying, by the processing device, at least a portion of the data available for sharing in at least one of the mobile devices. The method also includes replicating, by the processing device, the identified data for distribution to the mobile devices. The method further includes distributing, by the processing device, the replicated data to the at least one of the mobile devices in the immediate mode when the at least one of the mobile devices is within the pre-defined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Radoslav Husar, Jiri Sedlacek
  • Patent number: 11232387
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for managing and monitoring productivity on subjects within one or more worksites is disclosed. The system includes a computing device, and in some embodiments a wearable device, configured to collect data associated with an employee on the one or more worksites in real-time in addition to verifying the identity of an employee based on images of the employee captured on the worksite within a geofence in order to prevent fraudulent clocking in/out. The collected data is utilized to track the productivity or lack thereof of the employee on the worksite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: ALT236, LLC
    Inventors: Oliver Von Troll, Cheryl L. Doel, Vardan Karapetyan, Yerem Khalatyan
  • Patent number: 11228523
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for determining a path arrangement of an infrastructure link. The method includes receiving one or more inputs each indicative of a constraint; and processing the one or more inputs and a set of data based on a path arrangement determination model. The set of data includes data representing one or more factors affecting the path arrangement. The method also includes determining, based on the processing, the path arrangement of the infrastructure link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Moshe Zukerman, Zengfu Wang, Qing Wang, William Moran, Xinyu Wang, Elias Tahchi, Fu Chu Leung
  • Patent number: 11218833
    Abstract: A wireless transmission system logs and communicates a location of an object. The wireless transmission system includes a wireless antenna configured to transmit a first beacon signal and a second advertising beacon signal. The system also includes a processor and a memory that stores instructions executable by the processor. The instructions cause the wireless antenna to repeatedly transmit the first beacon signal through a first number of transmission repetitions spaced at a first repeat interval. After completing the first number of transmission repetitions, the wireless antenna withholds transmission during a transition interval. After the transition interval, the wireless antenna repeatedly transmits the second advertising beacon signal through a second number of transmission repetitions at a second repeat interval. The wireless antenna, memory, and processor may be integrated in to a mountable housing and attached to an object or integrated with the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Burtrom L. Stampfl, Kevin W. Stueber, Tauhira Hoossainy, Steven Cunningham
  • Patent number: 11172492
    Abstract: Embodiments are presented herein for adjusting the conduct of routine communications of safety messages in V2X networks in order to conserve resources in participating power-limited devices while satisfying V2X system latency demands. Scheduling (e.g., timing and/or frequency) of safety message communications performed by certain UE devices participating in a V2X network may be dynamically adjusted according to various criteria, such as factors relating to the DRX cycle schedule, motion or mobility, traffic environment, and/or battery or power capabilities of the UE devices, which may conserve UE resources and power consumption. Certain UE devices may efficiently transmit safety messages to the V2X network using one of several proposed RACH-based procedures. In some embodiments, the size of safety message communications may be reduced through various compression techniques, and/or by reducing the amount of contained information, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Wanping Zhang, Haitong Sun, Yuqin Chen, Pengkai Zhao, Jia Tang, Ping Wang, Wei Zeng, Haijing Hu, Dawei Zhang, Sami M. Almalfouh, Johnson O. Sebeni
  • Patent number: 11165717
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to the use of Network-on-Chip architecture for solid state memory structures, both volatile and non-volatile, which provide for the access of memory storage blocks via a router. As such, data may be sent to and/or from the memory storage blocks as data packets on the chip. The Network-on-Chip architecture may further be utilized to interconnect unlimited numbers of memory cell matrices, spread on a die, thus allowing for reduced latencies among matrices, selective power control, unlimited memory density growth without major latency penalties, and reduced parasitic capacitance and resistance. Other benefits may include improved signal integrity, larger die areas available to implement memory arrays, and higher frequency of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zvonimir Z. Bandic, Luis Cargnini, Dejan Vucinic
  • Patent number: 11153895
    Abstract: There is provided a communication device including a transmission unit that transmits predetermined information to a base station in accordance with a transmission order of its own and a transmission cycle preset in the communication device of its own, a receiving unit that receives, from other communication device, a reception signal and a transmission order preset in the other communication device, and a control unit that extends the transmission cycle of the communication device of its own when the receiving unit receives a specific signal, compares the transmission order of its own with the transmission order of the other communication device to calculate a transmission timing for transmitting the predetermined information to the base station, and controls the transmission unit to transmit the predetermined information to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Koki Nishiguchi
  • Patent number: 11140593
    Abstract: A communications apparatus communicating with at least one cellular network includes a radio transceiver and a processor. The radio transceiver is capable of transmitting or receiving wireless radio frequency signals to or from an air interface in the cellular network. The processor is configured to determine whether an inter-RAT change will be triggered in a subsequent procedure when the communications apparatus is in a connected mode. When the processor determines that an inter-RAT change procedure will be triggered, the processor is configured to selectively perform a predetermined procedure instead of the subsequent procedure to avoid the inter-RAT change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Guan-Jie Huang, Tzu-Wen Chang, Kuan-Wei Chen, Yu-Hua Huang, Teng Ma, Sheng-Kai Chang
  • Patent number: 11136123
    Abstract: Networking methods and systems are provided for a transportation vehicle with seat devices. One method includes detecting operational software installation for a first seat device to access an entertainment system with media files of a virtual local storage (VLS) media set distributed across storage of a portion of the seat devices; identifying a second seat device configured to store the operational software in a downloadable configuration; providing the operational software in the downloadable configuration to the first seat device; installing the operational software at the first seat device; determining that the first seat device is a member of the VLS media set, based on a location of the first seat; transmitting a portion of the VLS media set from one or more seat devices to the first seat device; and persistently storing the portion of the VLS media set at persistent storage of the first seat device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Braun
  • Patent number: 11050527
    Abstract: According to one method for obtaining information from a hardened forward error correction (FEC) implementation, the method occurs at a test device implemented using at least one processor and at least one memory. The method includes copying data from a data stream that is to be processed by a hardened FEC engine; delaying the copied data while the hardened FEC engine generates corresponding error corrected output using the data; comparing the copied data and the corresponding error corrected output for differences; and generating FEC related metrics based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Gerald Raymond Pepper
  • Patent number: 11042353
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method includes (i) determining, by a playback device, a first loudness level of a first portion of first media content from a first source while the playback device presents the first media content, with the first portion having a first length; (ii) switching, by the playback device, from presenting the first media content from the first source to presenting second media content from a second source; (iii) based on the switching, determining, by the playback device, second loudness levels of second portions of the first media content while the playback device presents the second media content, with the second portions having a second length that is shorter than the first length; and (iv) while the playback device presents the second media content, adjusting, by the playback device, a volume of the playback device based on one or more of the second loudness levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Markus K. Cremer, Shashank Merchant, Robert Coover, Todd J. Hodges, Joshua Ernest Morris
  • Patent number: 11031757
    Abstract: An underwater cable route planning technology is provided for automatically generating underwater cable routes using a model. In this regard, one or more processors may receive bathymetry data, and may also receive existing route data for a plurality of existing underwater cable routes. Based on the bathymetry data and the existing route data, a model for determining underwater cable routes may be generated. As such, when a request for an underwater cable route connecting a first location and a second location is received, the model may be used to generate one or more potential underwater cable routes based on the first location, the second location, and the bathymetry data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Shirshendu Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 11019601
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method by which a terminal receives multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) control information through a beam in a wireless communication system, and a device for supporting the same. The method can comprise the steps of: selecting a beam; transmitting, to a base station, an MBMS control information request message including a beam index for indicating the selected beam; and receiving, from the base station, the MBMS control information through the beam according to the MBMS control information request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Hanbyul Seo, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 11018931
    Abstract: Examples described here include systems and methods for configuring device settings for a number of user devices across an enterprise. A management server can provide a user interface at an administrator console for creating a profile and identifying an associated device type. The management server can then retrieve a schema file associated with the device type. Based on information in the schema file, the management server can populate the user interface at the administrator console with available configuration options pertaining to the device type. An administrator can configure the options and send instructions to the management server to deploy the profile across the number of user devices. The management server can instruct each user device to download a device configuration application from an application repository and transmit the settings information to an agent application of the user device that has permission to configure the device configuration application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Stillman, Kyle Barry
  • Patent number: 11006348
    Abstract: A transmission method of system information, a user equipment, a network side device, a system and a storage medium are provided. The method includes: receiving, by the UE, system information sent by a network side device, the system information is part of system information of the network side device; sending, by the UE, a request message to the network side device, wherein the request message is used to request the system information required by the UE; receiving by the UE, the system information required by the UE in on-demand system information sent by the network side device, wherein the on-demand system information is another part of system information of the network side device other than the part of system information of the network side device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yuan He, Wei Bao, Pierre Bertrand
  • Patent number: 11005560
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes receiving, by a processing system at a first premises, a request from a second premises for a channel signal to be obtained from a first signal received via a satellite dish system; the request specifies one channel provided by the satellite dish system. The method also includes converting the first signal to generate a converted signal, and encrypting and modulating the converted signal to generate a second signal; the modulating is performed by a first transceiver at the first premises, and the second signal includes the requested channel signal. The method further includes transmitting the second signal to a second transceiver at the second premises; the second transceiver demodulates and decrypts the encrypted second signal to provide the requested channel signal at equipment at the second premises. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Megha Venugopal
  • Patent number: 10993275
    Abstract: An apparatus for managing communication links with a plurality of traffic nodes registered with a radio network configured to receive a request from a first traffic node to establish a communication link with a second traffic node, which is one of the plurality of traffic nodes. The apparatus further receives, from the first traffic node, object description information associated with the request, compares the object description information with stored information relating to at least some of the plurality of traffic nodes, determines, based on the comparison, a likelihood that the object description information pertains to the second traffic node and decides, based on the determination, whether to grant the request. The apparatus is able to act as a traffic node manager for the radio network and could be a network node such as a Base Station or Base Transceiver Station or a dedicated vehicle identity manager for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hanwen Cao, Sandip Gangakhedkar, Steffen Schieler
  • Patent number: 10985850
    Abstract: A system includes a media distribution device including a first network interface, a second network interface, and a first processor. The first processor configures the first network interface to use a first communication network, and broadcasts, using the first communication network, audio data. The system includes a media device including a third network interface, a fourth network interface, and a second processor. The second processor causes, using the third network interface, the media device to join the first communication network, receives, using the third network interface, a first portion of the audio data, processes the first portion of the audio data to generate first audio output, and transmits, using the fourth network interface, a control signal to the second network interface of the media distribution device. The control signal is configured to cause the first processor to modify an attribute of the audio data or stop broadcasting the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ravi Ichapurapu, Sameet Ramakrishnan, Morris Yuanhsiang Hsu
  • Patent number: 10986477
    Abstract: A device for vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication, including a computing apparatus for data processing and a generating apparatus for generating vehicle-to-X messages by a protocol stack. The computing apparatus is configured to forecast an anticipated event triggering the broadcasting of a V2X message and to produce data forecast on the basis of the anticipated event and to provide the same to the generating apparatus for generating a forecast vehicle-to-X message. A corresponding method as well as the use of the device in a vehicle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 10979738
    Abstract: An image decoding method performed by means of a decoding device according to the present invention comprises the steps of: obtaining first split information relating to a first target block; if the first split information indicates that the first target block is to be split, splitting the first target block into first sub-blocks; obtaining MPT split information relating to a second target block which is one of the first sub-blocks of the first target block; splitting the second target block into second sub-blocks on the basis of the MPT split information; and decoding the second sub-blocks, wherein the second sub-blocks are non-square blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Junghak Nam, Seunghwan Kim, Hyeongmoon Jang, Jaehyun Lim
  • Patent number: 10972863
    Abstract: A Road Side Unit (RSU) (120) transmits V2X report information to a control node (140) and transmits location-related information about the RSU (120) to the control node (140). The control node (140) determines, based on the received location-related information about the RSU (120), at least one of: one or more sending nodes; a transmission area; a distribution path; and a communication scheme, to distribute a V2X control message to a plurality of UEs. It is thus, for example, possible to contribute to achievement of a configuration in which, upon receiving V2X report information from an RSU, a server transmits a V2X control message based on the V2X report information to a plurality of vehicles or pedestrians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10958385
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used for supporting multiple hybrid automatic repeat request (H-ARQ) processes per transmission time interval (TTI). A transmitter and a receiver may include a plurality of H-ARQ processes. Each H-ARQ process may transmit and receive one TB per TTI. The transmitter may generate a plurality of TBs and assign each TB to a H-ARQ process. The transmitter may send control information for each TB, which may include H-ARQ information associated TBs with the TBs. The transmitter may send the TBs using the associated H-ARQ processes simultaneously per TTI. After receiving the TBs, the receiver may send feedback for each of the H-ARQ processes and associated TBs indicating successful or unsuccessful receipt of each of the TBs to the transmitter. The feedback for multiple TBs may be combined for the simultaneously transmitted H-ARQ processes, (i.e., TBs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Robert L. Olesen, Jin Wang, Arty Chandra
  • Patent number: 10944159
    Abstract: An antenna housing facilitates retrofitting a repeater/router and/or an LTE antenna on a vehicle. The combination antenna housing comprises a housing including a base adapted to be assembled to the vehicle, an intermediate portion, and an upper antenna enclosure portion for a radio and television antenna. A method for providing a vehicle with one or more communication links includes the steps of first assembling a plurality of cables within a wall of the vehicle that extend from inside the vehicle to a location on a roof of the vehicle. A radio and television antenna is attached to one or more of the cables within the combination antenna housing. An extra cable is secured inside the housing without electrically connecting the extra cable to another device until after assembly of the vehicle is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNADYNE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barry L. Caren, Mark E. Hockett, CM Wong, Wentsan Yeh
  • Patent number: 10944999
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for network-based processing and distribution of multimedia content of a live performance are disclosed. In some implementations, recording devices can be configured to record a multimedia event (e.g., a musical performance). The recording devices can provide the recordings to a server while the event is ongoing. The server automatically synchronizes, mixes and masters the recordings. The server performs the automatic mixing and mastering using reference audio data previously captured during a rehearsal. The server streams the mastered recording to multiple end users through the Internet or other public or private network. The streaming can be live streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Philip Nicol, Antonio Mateos Sole, Giulio Cengarle, Cristina Michel Vasco
  • Patent number: 10917814
    Abstract: To control content delivery to plural clients of a mobile communication network, a network entity of the mobile communication network collects geo information of the plural clients and evaluates the collected geo information of the plural clients based on a rule to determine whether the content delivery is to be adapted. The network entity identifies a region for which the content delivery is to be adapted. The network entity selectively outputs a message to a controlling entity if it is determined that the content delivery is to be adapted. The controlling entity controls the content delivery in response to receiving the message, to adapt the content delivery for clients located in the identified region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonakiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Heiko Perkuhn, Markus Kampmann, Rene Rembarz
  • Patent number: 10916965
    Abstract: A system and method for supplying uninterruptible power includes a housing, a power supply input connected to a solar panel as a power supply, a main network input, a powered device output, an alternative power supply as a plurality of batteries, and a control module. The power supply input includes a controller and power distribution unit to manage the solar panel. The main network input and control module are also modified to include an adapter, a power management processor, and a network management processor. There can be a panel irradiance sensor on the solar panel and connected to the power management processor. The system can be located at a remote location with only the solar panel connected to the power supply input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BTU RESEARCH LLC
    Inventors: Michael Kanarellis, Charles I. McAndrew, Kenny Swatzel
  • Patent number: 10904930
    Abstract: A communication device for a working machine disposed on the working machine and configured to be connected to a mobile terminal, includes an identifier setting circuit configured to set at least one of a first program identifier and a second program identifier, and a first communicating circuit configured to transmit, to the mobile terminal, the first program identifier set by the identifier setting circuit with a first beacon and the second program identifier set by the identifier setting circuit with a second beacon, the first communicating circuit being configured to transmit the second beacon to the mobile terminal while the mobile terminal executes a first program after receiving the first beacon, the first program corresponding to the first program identifier being included in the first beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kinugawa, Keisuke Egashira, Keisuke Miura
  • Patent number: 10893321
    Abstract: System and method for detecting and classifying direct response advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ENSWERS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaehyung Lee, Ji-hoon Song, Hoon-Young Cho, Kil-youn Kim, David Lonjon
  • Patent number: 10884894
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating synthetic data are disclosed. For example, a system may include one or more memory units storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include receiving a dataset including time-series data. The operations may include generating a plurality of data segments based on the dataset, determining respective segment parameters of the data segments, and determining respective distribution measures of the data segments. The operations may include training a parameter model to generate synthetic segment parameters. Training the parameter model may be based on the segment parameters. The operations may include training a distribution model to generate synthetic data segments. Training the distribution model may be based on the distribution measures and the segment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Walters, Mark Watson, Anh Truong, Jeremy Goodsitt, Reza Farivar, Kate Key, Vincent Pham, Galen Rafferty
  • Patent number: 10885382
    Abstract: A method for classifying an object for a vehicle. The method includes at least: classifying, extracting and creating. In the classifying, an object from a camera image is classified using a generic classifier. In the extracting, at least one specific object feature assigned to the object is extracted from the camera image. In the creating, a specific classifier is created using the specific object feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Udo Schulz, Florian Schmitt, Gregor Schwarzenberg
  • Patent number: 10862600
    Abstract: A reception apparatus includes a memory configured to store a television receiver application. The reception apparatus further includes processing circuitry configured to display, via a television broadcaster application, a user interface that provides a plurality of services for user selection. The processing circuitry is further configured to receive a user selection of a service from the plurality of displayed services. The processing circuitry is further configured to determine whether the selected service is an Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 1.0 service. In response to the determination that the selected service is the ATSC 1.0 service, the processing circuitry is further configured to continue execution of the television broadcaster application along with a display of the contents of the selected service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Graham Clift
  • Patent number: 10862990
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media may be configured for improved predictive content caching. A system may determine a value that is a function of one or more rates at which a portion of a content item is being consumed and based on this value, may also calculate a projected position after a predetermined time period. By comparing the projected position to a dynamically adjustable threshold position for requesting a new portion of the content item, a determination may be made as to when to retrieve and/or cache a new portion of the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Warren Wong
  • Patent number: 10854071
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including a storage configured to store map data, and at least one processor configured to generate information indicating a trajectory of a user's movement based on a transition of a position of the user of the electronic device. The at least one processor is further configured to acquire the map data corresponding to a current position of the user, and execute at least one of notification to the user and notification to outside when it is detected that the user is to cross a road based on a positional relationship between a position of the road on a map specified from the acquired map data and the trajectory of the user's movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Shinya Saito, Tetsushi Wakasa
  • Patent number: 10856147
    Abstract: An identification information providing system includes a sending processor configured to send a predetermined signal including identification information; a managing processor configured to set or change identification information and manage predetermined identification information that is set or changed; and a receiving processor configured to be able to receive a predetermined signal to obtain predetermined identification information and perform synchronization, and to use a result of determining matching between obtained predetermined identification information and a received predetermined signal to determine whether the sending processor is an authorized sending processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10817902
    Abstract: A system and method for preference determination, including obtaining permission for profile access from social media users where the users agree to participate in surveys. Profile data, preferences, and data from completed surveys is retrieved, and base odds are calculated for particular variables in profiles of respondents and of people in the general population, and attributes for which predictive targeted sets are desired are returned. The profile data, preferences, and survey data is analyzed using a combined index calculation method to reduce the profile data, preferences, and data from surveys to a single index value for one or more particular keywords. The variables are placed in rank order based on the single index value to determine a likelihood of a particular user to prefer a particular item, and a predictive targeted set is returned for a likelihood of users in a particular set of users to prefer a particular item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LOUDDOOR, LLC
    Inventors: James Sawczuk, Jeffery French
  • Patent number: 10809960
    Abstract: The invention regards a method for reproducing visual and/or audio data synchronously by a group of devices, as well as a system for realizing such method. According to the invention first, a spatial location of each of the devices of the group is determined. Then, the visual and/or audio content is partitioned into content parts, each part dedicated to be reproduced by one device of the group respectively, based on the spatial location of the device. The dedicated portions are transmitted to their associated devices together with a time stamp, and the group of devices reproduces commonly and synchronously the transmitted portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Nils Einecke, Stefan Menzel
  • Patent number: 10812283
    Abstract: A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service logic modules in the gateway. The service management system also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices and among associated endpoint devices. An exemplary service management system includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions. Examples of the functions include a connection manager for controlling system communications with the gateway devices, an authentication manager for authenticating each gateway device and controlling the connection manager and a subscription manager for managing applications services and/or features offered by the gateway devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KIP PROD P1 LP
    Inventors: Amir Ansari, George A. Cowgill, Leon A. Nicholls, Jude P. Ramayya, Ramprakash Masina, Alvin R. McQuarters, Atousa Raissyan
  • Patent number: 10805784
    Abstract: Techniques are discussed herein for efficiently providing wireless emergency alerts (WEA) to a mobile device. The techniques include broadcasting a warning message from a base station in a wireless network within a cell for the base station and including an interior cell or exterior cell indication and a geographic area description for an external cell. A receiving mobile device may then display the warning message to a user either unconditionally when an interior cell is indicated or after verifying the mobile device is located within the geographic area for an exterior cell. The wireless network may determine interior versus exterior cell status by determining interior cells to be wholly within the geographic area and exterior cells to be partly within the geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Farrokh Khatibi, Kirk Allan Burroughs, James Deloach
  • Patent number: 10798190
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a profile page of a user of an online social network, determining whether content on an external web site has been update by the user, and if the content on the external web site has been updated, then updating the profile page of the user to include the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: William K. Tiu, Jr., Kent Lindstrom, Ross Ainsley MacKinnon
  • Patent number: 10797944
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to commissioning in Zigbee Light Link (ZLL) networks. The proposed solution takes advantage of the existing Touchlink procedure in order to enable a controller device joining a ZLL network without having to Touchlink with every single lighting devices comprised in the ZLL network. This way, the one or more lighting devices of the ZLL network may be directly controlled by the newly joined controller device after a single Touchlink thanks to the introduction of a commissioning device. The commissioning device may be configured to provide specific joining information and binding information to the controller device. Further, a timer in the commissioning device may be triggered to lapse after a given period of time where the controller may be disconnected from the ZLL network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Chen Min Tan, Frank Zhang, Shengli Zhang
  • Patent number: 10764187
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a server connected to a network, a plurality of emergency alerts from a plurality of devices connected to the network. The method also includes analyzing, by the server, the plurality of emergency alerts to determine an emergency type of each of the plurality of emergency alerts. The method includes categorizing, by the server, the plurality of emergency alerts based on the emergency type of each of the plurality of emergency alerts. The method includes prioritizing a first category of the plurality of emergency alerts and consolidating the plurality of emergency alerts of the first category into a consolidated alert. The method includes causing the consolidated alert to be provided to an emergency responder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Dahan, Jiansong Wang, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10757455
    Abstract: One or more computing devices may be configured to identify information corresponding to a program change request associated with a multi-program data transmission. The information may comprise at least a link to a desired program within the multi-program data transmission. The one or more computing devices may communicate the link to the desired program to a client device over a specified time period. After the time period, the one or more computing devices may communicate the desired program to the client device using a single program data transmission. The single program data transmission may be derived from the multi-program data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sallas, David DeAndrade, Christopher Stone
  • Patent number: 10749620
    Abstract: A server device that communicates with a user device and the server device is enabled to receive a request for a copy of content, the request including a first identifier associated with the content, information associated with the user device, and information associated with a broadcast station that is broadcasting the content. The server device may obtain a user profile associated with the user device and obtain a station profile associated with a broadcast station, and identify the content, in the station profile. The server device may obtain the copy of the content to enable the user device to access the copy of the content and send, to the user profile, a notification indicating that the user device is authorized to access to the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Music Pocket, LLC
    Inventor: Mazen Anees Fayyad