Radiotelephone System Patents (Class 455/403)
  • Patent number: 11363650
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to globally unique temporary identity (GUTI) reallocation for cellular-Internet of thing (CIoT) are provided. A user equipment (UE) receives, from a network, a paging associated with a mobile-terminated early data transmission (MT-EDT). The UE transmits, by the UE to the network, a data request in response to the paging. The UE receives, from the network in response to the data request, a message including a global unique temporary identifier (GUTI) and at least one of data associated with the paging or a connection release indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Adrian Edward Escott, Mahmoud Watfa, Anand Palanigounder, Luis Fernando Brisson Lopes
  • Patent number: 11346675
    Abstract: The disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for assisting a physically handicapped individual to obtain a ride in an autonomous vehicle. In one exemplary embodiment, a physically handicapped individual can use a helper application installed in a smartphone to initiate a request for an autonomous vehicle. Upon receiving the request, the helper application determines a first set of location coordinates of the physically handicapped individual and a second set of location coordinates of an autonomous vehicle that is available to provide the ride. The helper application may use the first set and/or the second set of location coordinates to identify a parking spot for the autonomous vehicle. The smartphone then transmits to the autonomous vehicle, a first set of instructions directing the autonomous vehicle to drive to the parking spot, and a second set of instructions to the physically handicapped individual to assist in moving to the parking spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Luis Francisco Arrechea Alcantar, Javier Orion Suarez Ocampo, Juan Pablo Lopez Manzano, Edgar Ulises Jimenez Lopez
  • Patent number: 11303371
    Abstract: A system and method provides individualized broadcast radio content in a vehicle. The system has a transmitting unit for transmitting broadcast radio content to the vehicle. The transmitting unit is configured to receive broadcast radio content from a multiplicity of servers, to generate from the received broadcast radio content a selection of broadcast radio content individualized for the vehicle and to convey the individualized selection of broadcast radio content to a receiving unit of the vehicle. The vehicle also has a computing unit configured to generate from the individualized selection of broadcast radio content a broadcast radio content tailored to a current journey of the vehicle and/or a current frame of mind of the vehicle occupants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Frank Moebius
  • Patent number: 11288574
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating and/or using an artificial intelligence memory system that models human memory are provided. The AI memory system creates and/or uses a user centric memory graph. The user centric memory graph implicitly links memory elements of a user utilizing relationships created in space, time, and cognitive dimensions similar to how the human brain stores and recalls different memory elements. The user centric memory graph is used by searching and/or constraining the user centric memory graph based on a determined user context and/or a user query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Deepinder S. Gill, Vipindeep Vangala
  • Patent number: 11265418
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a user signal transmission unit that transmits a user signal required for an end user to perform communication; a manager function implementing unit that implements a function provided to a manager of the present apparatus; a license monitoring unit that monitors a license of the present apparatus, and outputs a function limitation signal when the license has expired; and a function limitation unit that limits the function implemented by the manager function implementing unit when receiving the function limitation signal. In a communication apparatus that transmits a user signal required for an end user to perform communication, a function of the apparatus is limited when a relevant license has expired, while preventing an influence of the limitation upon the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kaichiro Saito
  • Patent number: 11252029
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include (i) generating a data center constraint model by placing a constraint on a total amount of ingress or egress traffic a service expects from each respective data center of multiple data centers, (ii) filtering a set of traffic matrices that indicate points in the data center constraint model by comparing the set of traffic matrices against cut sets of a network topology that indicate network failures to create a tractable set of dominating traffic matrices, (iii) obtaining physical network resources to implement a cross-layer network upgrade architecture that satisfies the tractable set of dominating traffic matrices, and (iv) allocating the physical network resources across the multiple data centers according to the cross-layer network upgrade architecture such that a capacity level of the multiple data centers is increased while satisfying the data center constraint model. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Satyajeet Singh Ahuja, Varun Gupta, Vinayak Dangui, Soshant Bali, Gayathrinath Nagarajan, Petr V Lapukhov, Hao Zhong, Ying Zhang, Abishek Gopalan
  • Patent number: 11240815
    Abstract: A device may receive a request, from a user equipment (UE), to connect to a network. The device may receive antenna information indicating that the UE has a single antenna, and the device may receive device type information indicating a device type of the UE or network resource requirements associated with the UE. The device may obtain network policy information, relating to the UE, based on the antenna information and/or the device type information. The network policy information may indicate one or more policy rules associated with allocating network resources. The device may determine a quantity of network resources to allocate based on the network policy information, and the device may allocate the quantity of network resources for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 11212160
    Abstract: A method for controlling selection of a communication method between an equipment control device belonging to a wide-area communication network and equipment belonging to a local communication network. The method includes the following steps relating to the control device: requesting the equipment to initiate a connection to the control device, the request being sent at the time of a routine connection of the equipment to the control device; determining whether the equipment can be reached by the control device using a direct method; and configuring the equipment if the equipment cannot be reached using a direct method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Anne Gerodolle, Marc Douet, Regine Basset
  • Patent number: 11190924
    Abstract: A tracking device for a track and rescue system that wirelessly couples to a control system via a first link established between a control system first type wireless communication interface coupled to the control system and a tracking device first type wireless communication interface included in the tracking device when the tracking device first type wireless communication interface is within range of the control system first type wireless communication interface. The tracking device determines that a first predetermine time period has been satisfied, and in response, determines location information for the tracking device using the positioning system. The tracking device sends, in response to the first predetermined time period being satisfied, an alive signal to the control system via the first link, and the alive signal includes the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: IN-TECH ENTERPRISE LTD.
    Inventors: Gordon Christopher Pope, Wing Hung Cheung, Ka King To
  • Patent number: 11172071
    Abstract: A computing system of an organization receives data through multiple channels of communication; a programmatic interface for each of the different channel infrastructures may be called to convert data about a user's contact with the system. Contact records for contain data such as a user ID and a channel identifier. An operational database may receive the converted contact records from the devices or software. A transaction application may perform various tasks resulting in the generation of transaction data. A transaction record containing the transaction data may be generated in a message queue or operational database. The interface for the communication channel may convert the transaction data in a message queue, after the transaction data is detected by a listening application that monitors the message queue and logs new transaction data to the operational database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association
    Inventors: Keith Wilson, Michelle Serry, Larry Clark
  • Patent number: 11172488
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method (100) for determining scheduling assignments for reducing nonlinear signal distortion, performed in a network node of a wireless communications network. The network node comprises an antenna array arranged to perform beamforming. The method (100) comprises obtaining (S10) channel state information, CSI, relating to respective channels between the network node and at least two wireless devices served by the network node. The method further comprises determining (S20) precoding vectors to the at least two wireless devices based on the obtained CSI. The method also comprises determining (S30) at least two frequency scheduling assignments for each of the at least two wireless devices. The method additionally comprises estimating (S40), for each of the determined at least two frequency scheduling assignments, a respective transmitted nonlinear signal distortion to each of the at least two wireless devices based on the obtained CSI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ulf Gustavsson, Erik Larsson, Christopher Mollén
  • Patent number: 11157307
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for processing a transaction may include, upon receiving a transaction change request, operating a coordinator to generate a unique transaction identifier for the transaction request, send a data change request along with the unique transaction identifier to sources, and store the unique transaction identifier along with a respective first change count in a transaction status table. The method may also include, upon receiving a query, operating a given source to determine from the transaction status table, a second change count of sources associated with the unique transaction identifier, determine whether the second change count matches the first change count for each source, and when the first and second change counts match in each of the other sources, read data associated with the query from the given source and each source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald Jason Barber, Chandrasekaran Mohan, Vijayshankar Raman, Richard Sefton Sidle, Pinar Tozun
  • Patent number: 11134490
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a communication interface configured to selectively receive a first signal having a first carrier frequency transmitted for a first period by a first transmitter, and a second signal having a second carrier frequency different from the first carrier frequency and transmitted for a second period not continuous with the first period by a second transmitter different from the first transmitter, and a control circuit configured to cause the communication interface to execute the first signal for a third period including the first period and to, when the communication interface does not receive the first signal during the third period, cause the communication interface to execute reception processing of the second signal for a fourth period including the second period and being not continuous with the third period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Katsutoyo Inoue
  • Patent number: 11122579
    Abstract: A method for mitigating interference at a small base station in a hierarchical cell structure is provided. In the method, the small base station checks a sub-frame allocated to macro user equipment by using a downlink signal received from a macro base station when an interference candidate user equipment list is received. The interference candidate user equipment list contains information on the macro user equipment adjacent to a femto cell controlled by the small base station. Then the small base station allocates other sub-frame to femto user equipment located in the femto cell by avoiding the sub-frame allocated to the macro user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Min Lee, Tak Ki Yu, Yung Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 11109246
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a wireless network receive data from wireless access points within a wireless network and use the data in a model of the wireless network to identify allowable transitions between states defined by the model. Parameters for the wireless access points are adjusted to initiate transitions between the states and, based on the transitions, the model is updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: ASSIA SPE, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Kerpez, Wonjong Rhee, Mung Chiang, Ardavan Maleki Tehrani
  • Patent number: 11095931
    Abstract: A control device is provided. The control device includes a first communication interface unit which transmits a control command in a first communication mode which uses a bi-directional wireless communication, a second communication interface unit which transmits a control command in a second communication mode which uses a unidirectional wireless communication, a state determination unit which determines a communication mode of the control device, a user interface unit which displays a user interface window which corresponds to a determined communication mode and receives the control command with respect to a broadcast receiver and a control unit which transmits the received control command according to the determined communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joo-youn Kim, Yong-hwan Kwon, Jung-a Kim, Bum-jin Lee
  • Patent number: 11082268
    Abstract: An integrated receiver supports adaptive receive equalization. An incoming bit stream is sampled using edge and data clock signals derived from a reference clock signal. A phase detector determines whether the edge and data clock signals are in phase with the incoming data, while some clock recovery circuitry adjusts the edge and data clock signals as required to match their phases to the incoming data. The receiver employs the edge and data samples used to recover the edge and data clock signals to note the locations of zero crossings for one or more selected data patterns. The pattern or patterns may be selected from among those apt to produce the greatest timing error. Equalization settings may then be adjusted to align the zero crossings of the selected data patterns with the recovered edge clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Rambus Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Palmer
  • Patent number: 11070255
    Abstract: The wireless communications system comprises: a plurality of remote units, wherein each remote unit is configured to convert a respective RF signal into a plurality of time and frequency samples, perform a noise estimation corresponding to the plurality of time and frequency samples, compute a plurality of coefficients corresponding to the plurality of time and frequency samples that have an amplitude greater than at least a predefined threshold value, and multiply each of the plurality of coefficients by its corresponding time and frequency sample to create a plurality of weighted time and frequency samples; at least an intelligent switching unit, coupled to the plurality of remote units, wherein the intelligent switching unit is configured to receive the plurality of weighted time and frequency samples from each of the plurality of remote units, temporally align the pluralities of weighted time and frequency samples, compute a set of weighted sums of time and frequency samples and transmit the set of weight
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: TEKO TELECOM S.R.L.
    Inventors: Massimo Notargiacomo, Giulio Gabelli, Fabrizio Marchese, Alessandro Pagani, Davide Durante, Lorenzo Minghini
  • Patent number: 11019666
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for RACH re-attempt, a user equipment and a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingjie Zhang, Bin Yu, Chen Qian, Di Su, Qi Xiong, Jingxing Fu
  • Patent number: 10994630
    Abstract: The present disclosure proposes a method and apparatus for controlling power consumption of a vehicle, and a vehicle. The method comprises: determining state information of the vehicle according to driving data of the vehicle; and adjusting a power consumption mode of an energy consumption circuit in the vehicle according to the state information, wherein the energy consumption circuit consumes different amounts of energy in different power consumption modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Litong Han
  • Patent number: 10986638
    Abstract: A method of allocating radio resources in a multi-carrier system is disclosed, by which a signaling message can be efficiently transmitted according to necessity of a user equipment. In a user equipment of a mobile communication system transceiving data using a plurality of subcarriers, the present invention includes the steps of if the signaling message to be transmitted is generated in the user equipment, generating a preamble sequence according to a user equipment identifier to identify the user equipment, transmitting a preamble signal including the preamble sequence and the signaling message to a base station, and receiving an acknowledgement signal for the preamble signal generated according to the user equipment identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: WILD GUARD LTD.
    Inventors: Hak Seong Kim, Bong Hoe Kim, Joon Kui Ahn, Dong Youn Seo, Jung Hoon Lee, Young Woo Yun, Suk Hyon Yoon, Eun Sun Kim, Ki Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 10986554
    Abstract: When a handover request for performing a handover of a terminal (70) from a macro cell C1 to a CSG cell C2 is received from an SeNB 10 (S8), a base station (TeNB) (40) of the CSG cell C2 transmits a handover response in accordance with a handover enabled/disabled state (S12). The handover response includes an identifier of the terminal (70) in the CSG cell C2. Upon receiving the response, the SeNB (10) notifies the identifier to the terminal (70) (S14). The TeNB (40) repeatedly transmits a dedicated signal containing a handover command via a dedicated channel set using the identifier at an interval shorter than a gap period (S18). Accordingly, whether or not access is permitted can be judged promptly and a smooth handover can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hidenori Matsuo, Takahisa Aoyama, Hong Tat Toh, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10964204
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for disrupting bone conduction signals. According to one aspect, a device can receive a signal via a communication path that is external to a body of a user associated with the device. The device can generate a disruption signal to disrupt the signal. The device can send the disruption signal through the body of the user to disrupt the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Patent number: 10965617
    Abstract: A RF router for routing n input signals to m destinations, where the router comprises a backplane coupled to a plurality of RF input terminals, a plurality of RF output terminals, a plurality of splitters and a plurality of connectors. The backplane is also coupled to a controller and a plurality of connectors for receiving a plurality of switching matrices. The RF router comprises a plurality of u×v input switch matrices, a plurality of p×q intermediate switch matrices and a plurality of r×s output switch matrices, where at least one of the plurality of u×v input switch matrices, the plurality of p×q intermediate switch matrices and the plurality of r×s output switch matrices are redundant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Evertz Microsystems Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel Baldor
  • Patent number: 10952002
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an audio playback system adapted to automatically switch an active microphone back and forth between two or more devices. For example, where the system is a pair of earbuds, where each earbud is worn by a separate user, the system may switch the active microphone to the device worn by the user that is speaking at a given time. While that device holds the active microphone, the other device may wait until a particular event that frees up the microphone, such as if the user wearing the device with the active microphone stops talking. According to some examples, a notification may be provided through one or more of the devices in the system to let the user know, for example, that he does not have the active microphone, that the active microphone is free, that the active microphone has been switched, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Vitali Lovich
  • Patent number: 10944651
    Abstract: A method for multi-protocol monitoring and correlation includes aggregating captured network performance data including a plurality of captured network performance metrics for a plurality of subscriber session records associated with a plurality of protocols. A first level of correlation is performed between the plurality of subscriber session records using one or more direct correlation rules. The correlated subscriber session records associated with the plurality of protocols are related to the same subscriber session. A second level of correlation is performed between the correlated subscriber session records using one or more indirect correlation rules based on the performed first level of correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: NetScout Systems Texas, LLC
    Inventors: Satishwar Chandrashekar, Amreesh Agrawal, Sarthak Barik
  • Patent number: 10944678
    Abstract: A method for assisting in multipoint data flow control in a wireless communication system having a number, n+1, where n?1, of wireless-transmission points. The method comprises obtaining, for each of the wireless-transmission points, a round trip time of a present sampling period for data travelling to a user equipment via a respective wireless-transmission point and an acknowledge message travelling back. A round trip time skew is computed for the present sampling period for individual wireless-transmission points. The round trip time skew is a difference between the obtained round trip time of a respective wireless-transmission point and a reference value. A reference round trip time value is provided for each wireless-transmission point in dependence of the round trip time skews. A rate control signal is generated, for each of the wireless-transmission points, in dependence of a respective reference round trip time value. Corresponding arrangements are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Torbjörn Wigren, Katrina Lau, Richard Middleton, Ramon Alejandro Delgado Pulgar
  • Patent number: 10939180
    Abstract: A transmission device is disclosed. The transmission device comprises a signal generation unit for generating a broadcast signal including a service, and a transmission unit for transmitting the broadcast signal through at least one radio frequency (RF) channel. A broadcast stream transmitted through the RF channel includes signaling for the service, the signaling for the service including information indicating whether the service is transmitted through a plurality of RF channels, and information indicating whether the broadcast stream transmitted through the RF channel contains an essential portion of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-koo Yang, Young-ho Oh
  • Patent number: 10931327
    Abstract: A mobile terminal according to the present invention includes a first power amplifier (PA) to amplify and output a first signal of a first transceiver, a power combiner to combine a second signal of the first transceiver with a third signal of the second transceiver, a second power amplifier to amplify and output a fourth signal combined by the power combiner, and a switch to select one of a first transmission signal that is an output signal of the first power amplifier and a second transmission signal that is an output signal of the second power amplifier, wherein the first transceiver operates in a first communication system and the second transceiver operates in a second communication system, whereby a mobile terminal having improved transmission output power characteristics can be provided using the first communication system and the second communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younghee Kang, Inkyung Kim, Jihyuk Park, Dongsu Won, Kyungho Lim, Jaehyuk Jang, Eunbit Cho
  • Patent number: 10924469
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authorizing an Internet of Things (IoT) application of an IoT device (such as a smart TV or a set-top box microconsole). Examples can include establishing, by the IoT application, a connection with a mobile application of a mobile device. The connection can be a wireless link that has a maximum range less than or equal to 400 meters (such as a Bluetooth or a near-field communication (NFC) link). Examples can also include sending, by the IoT application, a request to a remote server to return a connector code. The request can include an identification of the wireless link. Examples can also include receiving, by the IoT application, the connector code from the remote server or a second server, and transferring, by the IoT application, the connector code to the mobile application via the wireless link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: George Fletcher, Swapnil Patel, Lovlesh Chhabra
  • Patent number: 10886986
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for obtaining channel conditions per antenna element of an antenna array comprising N antenna elements. The antenna array is configured for communications using orthogonal sub-carriers. A method is performed by a radio transceiver device. The method comprises obtaining channel conditions of a radio propagation channel per sub-carrier for signals received on the sub-carriers by the antenna array. A set of receiving entities are associated with the sub-carriers in an interleaved manner such that each receiving entity is interleaved over a respective disjoint subset of sub-carriers. The method comprises transforming the channel conditions at least for those sub-carriers located within a coherence bandwidth of the radio propagation channel to channel conditions for the N antenna elements by using a relation that maps the receiving entities to the N antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Fredrik Athley, Andreas Nilsson, Sven Petersson
  • Patent number: 10887123
    Abstract: A system of multiprotocol audio/voice devices includes a plurality of consumer electronic multiprotocol audio/voice devices and a wearable multiprotocol audio/voice device accessible by a user. The wearable multiprotocol audio/voice device may determine wireless protocols acceptable by the plurality of consumer electronic multiprotocol audio/voice devices, and the user may control the plurality of consumer electronic multiprotocol audio/voice devices by the wearable multiprotocol audio/voice device without requiring a unique application. The wearable multiprotocol audio/voice device includes a package housing a digital signal processor (DSP), wireless communication modules, and a multipoint control unit (MCU) coupled to the DSP and the wireless communication modules. The DSP is coupled to a microphone and configured to provide voice control signals to the MCU. The wireless communication modules are coupled to antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: LIBRE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Hooman Kashef
  • Patent number: 10869274
    Abstract: Examples and techniques pertaining to avoidance of interference between wireless operation and microwave oven operation are described. A processor configures at least one of a magnetron of a microwave oven or a wireless transceiver of the microwave oven. The processor then controls operations of the magnetron and the wireless transceiver such that wireless communication by the wireless transceiver is not interfered by radiation from the magnetron as a result of the configuring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Lewis Adams, Yasantha Rajakarunanayake, Pedro T. Tsai
  • Patent number: 10834540
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for providing, by a relay UE, a broadcast service in a wireless communication system, the method comprising the steps of: detecting a TMGI; and broadcasting TMGI announcement comprising the detected TMGI and a ProSe layer-2 group ID corresponding to the TMGI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Laeyoung Kim, Youngdae Lee, Jinsook Ryu, Hyunsook Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Taehun Kim
  • Patent number: 10820247
    Abstract: When a handover request for performing a handover of a terminal (70) from a macro cell C1 to a CSG cell C2 is received from an SeNB 10 (S8), a base station (TeNB) (40) of the CSG cell C2 transmits a handover response in accordance with a handover enabled/disabled state (S12). The handover response includes an identifier of the terminal (70) in the CSG cell C2. Upon receiving the response, the SeNB (10) notifies the identifier to the terminal (70) (S14). The TeNB (40) repeatedly transmits a dedicated signal containing a handover command via a dedicated channel set using the identifier at an interval shorter than a gap period (S18). Accordingly, whether or not access is permitted can be judged promptly and a smooth handover can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hidenori Matsuo, Takahisa Aoyama, Hong Tat Toh, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10805136
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for multiplexing new radio (NR) synchronization signals and paging signals. A Base Station (BS) decides whether or not to multiplex paging and synchronization signals in a set of time resources, a set of frequency resources or a combination thereof, the deciding based on at least one of a capability of the BS, a capability of at least one User Equipment (UE) served by the BS, an operating frequency band or a combination of tone spacings of the paging signals and the synchronization signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Navid Abedini, Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Sundar Subramanian, Bilal Sadiq, Juergen Cezanne
  • Patent number: 10805020
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may include measuring a space frequency downlink channel matrix. The space frequency downlink channel matrix reflects a channel response observed by the apparatus. The apparatus receives transmissions from an array of antennas of a network node. The method can also include determining a spatial channel vector. The method can also include determining scalar phase terms. The method can also include determining a Signal-to-Interference-Plus-Noise-Ratio scalar factor of the channel response observed by the apparatus. The method can also include transmitting an encoded form of the spatial channel vector. The method can also include transmitting an encoded form of the Signal-to-Interference-Plus-Noise-Ratio scalar factor. The method can also include transmitting an encoded form of the scalar phase terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Frederick Vook, Eugene Visotsky, Xiaoyi Wang
  • Patent number: 10790870
    Abstract: A mobile terminal according to the present invention includes a first power amplifier (PA) to amplify and output a first signal of a first transceiver, a power combiner to combine a second signal of the first transceiver with a third signal of the second transceiver, a second power amplifier to amplify and output a fourth signal combined by the power combiner, and a switch to select one of a first transmission signal that is an output signal of the first power amplifier and a second transmission signal that is an output signal of the second power amplifier, wherein the first transceiver operates in a first communication system and the second transceiver operates in a second communication system, whereby a mobile terminal having improved transmission output power characteristics can be provided using the first communication system and the second communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younghee Kang, Inkyung Kim, Jihyuk Park, Dongsu Won, Kyungho Lim, Jaehyuk Jang, Eunbit Cho
  • Patent number: 10785361
    Abstract: Provided are a method for call processing and an electronic device. The method includes the following. Voice data collected by at least two target wireless headphones of the multiple target wireless headphones are received respectively. The multiple target wireless headphones are coupled with an electronic device, and the electronic device is in a call mode. The voice data collected by the at least two target wireless headphones is sent to the other party of a call. Audio data is received from the other party and the audio data is sent to the multiple target wireless headphones respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 10779156
    Abstract: Techniques for use by a mobile device configured to operate in a wireless network for the communication of data messages with a server are described. When the mobile device does not have an open session with the server, the mobile device receives from a service node via the wireless network a message which informs the mobile device that a data message has arrived at the server and needs to be retrieved. The message includes an identifier which identifies the data message at the server. In response to opening an application at the mobile device, the mobile device communicates directly with the server via the wireless network for retrieving the data message. This involves commencing an open session with the server, sending to the server a command for retrieving the data message, and receiving from the server the data message in response to sending the command. The mobile device may use the identifier for retrieving the data message from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Clark, Allan David Lewis, Barry Gilhuly, David Bajar, Nataliya Martsyna, Robbie John Maurice
  • Patent number: 10771129
    Abstract: A method for assisting the adaptation of a signal from a first node to a second node is provided. The first node communicates with the second node in a wireless communication system over a radio link. The second node has a codebook comprising a set of possible information alternatives for assisting the adaptation of a signal received from the first node. The second node may select an information alternative from the codebook and send it to the first node to assist the first node in adapting the signal. The first node is configured with a number of subsets, each comprising a part of the possible information alternatives. The first node requests that the second node restrict the selection of information alternatives to one of the subsets, and in response, receives an information alternative from the second node that is selected from among the subsets configured according to the configuration request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: George Jöngren, Bo Göransson
  • Patent number: 10771841
    Abstract: A handset or other end device in a local service domain receives video service notifications. The video service notifications can provide information to a user of the end device about a video service (e.g., a television program or a movie) available within a local network. The video service notification can include a request for a response to the notification, with the request having a corresponding URI or other type of link to cause a desired action (e.g., to commence recording or playing content associated with a particular video service). A mobile device configurable for direct communication in a wide area wireless network can join a local service domain and receive services through a gateway of that local service domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communcations, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Connelly, Hari Venkatram Pedaprolu
  • Patent number: 10764224
    Abstract: A processor-executed method for conveying an electronic message according to a representation of an emoticon comprises mapping an emoticon to a type of notification of interest to a community of computer users; determining one or more recipient users of the community of computer users for receiving a notification when the emoticon is transmitted with the electronic message; and transmitting the notification to the one or more recipient users of the community of computer users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kelley Anders, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Jeremy R. Fox
  • Patent number: 10761701
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which includes an extension width determination unit for determining an extension width based on a depression time of the cursor at a reference position on an image display unit where a releasing operation of the cursor was performed, which is a time during which the cursor had been kept depressed until the releasing operation was performed, and an ornament piece arrangement unit for arranging the plurality of ornament pieces at positions radially extended away from the reference position with the extension width determined by the extension width determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Yukita Gotohda, Karin Kon
  • Patent number: 10757546
    Abstract: A system and method for triggering on platform usage can include at a platform, receiving and storing a trigger configuration of an account; operating a platform comprising internally executing a process on behalf of an account and publishing at least one event when executing the process; at the platform, incrementing a counter in response to the at least one event and if the stored trigger configuration species a usage key associated with a category of counted events of the at least one event; monitoring counters in a context of an associated trigger; and processing the trigger upon the counter satisfying condition of an associated trigger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Twilio Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Cooke, Timothy Milliron, Adam Ballai, Matthew D. Nowack, Robert C. Hagemann, III
  • Patent number: 10750001
    Abstract: A contact-note application is disclosed herein that runs in a computing device. When a phone call event occurs, the contact-note application is notified and responsively surfaces a prompt over a user interface to a phone call application. When the prompt is selected, the contact-note application surfaces a user interface to the contact-note application. The user interface provides the end-user with a view of a note associated with a contact on the phone call such that they user may create, edit, and consume the note.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Swadheen Shukla, Anurag Rao, Bijoy Raveendran, Paramveer Singh Sisodia, Netal Gupta, Jagdish Singh, Anubhav Mehendru, Pankaj Aher, Sejal Sharma, Anish Chandran, Mahesh Sridharan
  • Patent number: 10740504
    Abstract: A fiber channel verification system provides a fiber optic network design platform that allows a user to create a graphical mock-up of a fiber optic network design, and performs fault analytics on the proposed design to identify potential faults or problems with the design. The verification system can guide the user through the process of specifying network components such as trunk cables, patch cables, fiber optic cassettes, connectors, or other such components suitable for a given networking application. The verification also allows the user to define connections between the selected components. During development or after the design is complete, the verification system can analyze each channel of network design and identify improper fiber connections, network component incompatibilities, incorrect polarities, excessive insertion or return losses, or other such problems. The verification system can also provide recommendations for eliminating discovered problems where appropriate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Jay Treptow, Frank Chin Hwan Kim, Scott T. Robinson, Sean McCloud, Adrian Young, Dennis Manes
  • Patent number: 10708793
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments disclosed herein, there are provided apparatuses, systems and methods for implementing wireless system discovery and control using a state-space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ASSIA SPE, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Kerpez, Wonjong Rhee, Mung Chiang, Ardavan Maleki Tehrani
  • Patent number: 10708839
    Abstract: When a handover request for performing a handover of a terminal (70) from a macro cell C1 to a CSG cell C2 is received from an SeNB 10 (S8), a base station (TeNB) (40) of the CSG cell C2 transmits a handover response in accordance with a handover enabled/disabled state (S12). The handover response includes an identifier of the terminal (70) in the CSG cell C2. Upon receiving the response, the SeNB (10) notifies the identifier to the terminal (70) (S14). The TeNB (40) repeatedly transmits a dedicated signal containing a handover command via a dedicated channel set using the identifier at an interval shorter than a gap period (S18). Accordingly, whether or not access is permitted can be judged promptly and a smooth handover can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hidenori Matsuo, Takahisa Aoyama, Hong Tat Toh, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10708010
    Abstract: A first allocation of physical resources for uplink transmission is received over a downlink signaling channel. Data of a logical channel is received. A first block is transmitted over the first allocated physical resources in response to receipt of the data of the logical channel. A timer is initiated in response to transmission of the first block. In response to an expiration of the timer and not receiving a second allocation of physical resources, a first type of request from a plurality of types of requests is selected and the selected first type of request for the second allocation of physical resources is transmitted over an uplink signaling channel. The second allocation of physical resources is received in response to the transmitted first type of request. A second block is transmitted in response to the second allocation of physical resources over the second allocated physical resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Guodong Zhang