Near Field (i.e., Inductive Or Capacitive Coupling) Patents (Class 455/41.1)
  • Patent number: 11218815
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to the wireless stereo reception of first and second audio information by wireless hearing communication devices. One type of device which may employ the present subject matter is a hearing assistance device, such as a hearing aid. Various forms and protocols of signal transmission are employed in varying embodiments. The present subject matter includes various communication modes such as eavesdropping modes and relaying modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Paul Solum
  • Patent number: 11211964
    Abstract: An antenna front-end module, method, and information handling system are adapted to the application of a direct-current (DC) bias voltage in relation to an antenna and detect a connection status of the antenna based on a sensed DC voltage. When the connection status corresponds to the antenna being connected, a first transmit power level is configured. When the connection status corresponds to the antenna being disconnected, a second transmit power level is configured. A transmit power boost can be provided such that the first transmit power level is greater than the second transmit power level. The first transmit power level can correspond to a radiative transmission mode, and the second transmit power level can correspond to a conductive transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ching Wei Chang, Changsoo Kim, Ju Sang Kim, Suresh Ramasamy, Youngsoo Cho
  • Patent number: 11211828
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus for feeding power to an electronic device by an electromagnetic wave in a first frequency band, includes a receiver and a transmitter. The receiver receives a beacon from the electronic device via at least a part of the first frequency band. The beacon includes an unmodulated signal at least partly. The transmitter transmits a first electromagnetic wave for feeding power to the electronic device via the first frequency band based on the beacon. A time length of the beacon is different from a time length of the first electromagnetic wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Kentaro Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 11201506
    Abstract: A first power receiving apparatus observes a power transfer signal from a power supply apparatus, and detects whether power transfer is being performed between the power supply apparatus and a second power receiving apparatus. When the power transfer is being performed between the power supply apparatus and the second power receiving apparatus, a waveform of the signal is deformed with a predetermined pattern. The second power receiving apparatus detects deterioration in power which is received from the power supply apparatus and detects whether the waveform of the signal changes with the predetermined pattern within a predetermined time after detecting the power deterioration. When detecting the change in the waveform of the signal with the predetermined pattern, the second power receiving apparatus determines that the first power receiving apparatus is in a power suppliable range of the power supply apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidetada Nago
  • Patent number: 11200768
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, when a control unit is notified of information in at least one second signal received by one of first and second wireless communication units after the control unit provides the second wireless communication unit with a command to transmit a first signal containing first address information and before a waiting time elapses and when the at least one second signal contains second address information assigned to an authentication apparatus having received the first signal, then the control unit provides the first wireless communication unit with a command to transmit a third signal for a connection request with the second address information set in a destination address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tomoko Adachi, Seiichiro Horikawa, Koji Akita, Ryoko Matsuo
  • Patent number: 11200561
    Abstract: A method is applied to a first terminal, the first terminal includes a main processor and an NFC chip, and a first SE is integrated into and/or an HCE application is run on the main processor. The method includes: when the main processor of the first terminal is powered off, receiving, by the first terminal, an application selection instruction sent by a second terminal, where the application selection instruction is used to instruct to process an NFC service by using an application in the first SE or the HCE application; and after receiving the application selection instruction, controlling, by the first terminal, the main processor to be powered on, and routing the application selection instruction to the main processor, so that the main processor processes the NFC service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xinmiao Chang
  • Patent number: 11201606
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a CSAMT transmitter, including: a first transmitter, where the first transmitter includes a first generator, a first rectifier module, a first transmission module, and a second transmission module, the first generator is connected to the first transmission module and the second transmission module by using the first rectifier module; and a second transmitter, where the second transmitter includes a second generator, a second rectifier module, a third transmission module, and a fourth transmission module, the second generator is connected to the third transmission module and the fourth transmission module by using the second rectifier module, where the first transmission module is connected to the third transmission module, and the second transmission module is connected to the fourth transmission module; the first transmission module has the same voltage as the third transmission module, and the second transmission module has the same voltage as the fourth transmission module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS, THE CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
    Inventors: Qingyun Di, Qihui Zhen, Quanmin Yang
  • Patent number: 11190876
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention are a mobile terminal-based HAC system and an implementation method thereof. The mobile terminal-based HAC system comprises a mobile terminal and a coil accessory; the coil accessory comprises an audio plug and a magnetic induction coil connected to the audio plug; the mobile terminal comprises a mobile terminal body, a main board, an audio interface circuit and an audio jack, the main board and the audio interface circuit are provided in the mobile terminal body, the audio jack is formed on a side edge of the mobile terminal body, and the main board, the audio interface circuit, and the audio jack are connected in sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD.
    Inventors: Xiulu Jin, Lingyun Sun
  • Patent number: 11190923
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyundo Lee, Hyunkyoung Kim, Younghak Oh, Kyusang Ryu, Sooah Park, Soyeon Lee
  • Patent number: 11190919
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for switching an NFC card. The method can include determining a non-smart NFC card from a card set that includes smart NFC cards that are activated by default. The method can further include performing an activation operation on the non-smart NFC card, and calling the non-smart NFC card on which the activation operation has been completed to perform near-field communication interaction with a card reading device in a case of receiving response information of activation success, where the response information of activation success indicates that the non-smart NFC card and the smart NFC cards do not conflict. Through the technical solution of the present disclosure, the near-field communication interaction efficiency based on the NFC card can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: AIRSTAR DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lina Xu, Xudong Ge, Shilei Li
  • Patent number: 11190237
    Abstract: A wireless communication device for detecting a card may include a signal generating circuit that generates a power signal for supplying a first power to a card, first communication signals for communicating with the card based on the first power, and a second communication signal for communicating with the card based on a second power supplied to the card, and a detecting circuit that detects a response signal received from the card, when the first communication signals or the second communication signal is output to the card. The signal generating circuit generates the first communication signals and the second communication signal such that the second power is supplied to the card by the first communication signals or the second communication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyunjae Kang
  • Patent number: 11184089
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a receiver device comprising, a first electrode (3) which can capacitive couple to an electrode of a transmitter device; a second electrode (5) which can capacitive couple to said electrode of said transmitter device; an energy harvesting circuit (7), which comprises a first capacitor (9), wherein said first electrode (3) is electrically connected to the energy harvesting circuit (7) so that energy from a signal which was transmitted from the electrode of the transmitter device and received at the first electrode (3), can be used to increase voltage across the first capacitor (9); and a comparator (15), wherein the first capacitor (9) is electrically connected to a positive supply input terminal (15c) of the comparator (15) so that voltage across the first capacitor (9) can be used to power the comparator (15); a demodulator circuit (11) wherein said second electrode (5) is electrically connected to the demodulator circuit (11); a first filter circuit (17),
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: ETH Zürich
    Inventor: Michele Magno
  • Patent number: 11184052
    Abstract: Disclosed is a near-field communication (NFC) system that includes an NFC supporting apparatus. The NFC supporting apparatus includes a dual coil and a first switch. The dual coil includes an NFC band coil and a radio frequency (RF) band coil. An RF amplitude modulation signal is generated at the RF band coil in response to a transmission from an implantable device. The first switch is configured to switch the NFC band coil based on the RF amplitude modulation signal. The NFC band coil is configured to generate an NFC amplitude modulation signal at an NFC band coil of an NFC reader in response to the first switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wonseok Lee, Seok Ju Yun, Sang Joon Kim, Jaechun Lee
  • Patent number: 11184153
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are presented to generate, and verify reception of, ultra wideband (UWB) communications, e.g., to perform secure UWB ranging. Verifier and prover messages may be encoded on top of random cryptographically secure training sequence (STS) of pulses, organized in blocks such that a given block corresponds to a given message bit. In some scenarios, a first STS may be encoded using a verifier message not known to a recipient device. A second STS may be received from the recipient device, encoded with an unknown prover message. A third STS may also be received, encoded with an authentication message generated using the verifier message and the authentication message. Verification of the authentication message can therefore confirm that the recipient device received the first STS, and that the recipient device is the authentic source of the second STS. Thus, the second STS may be relied upon, e.g., for ranging calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joachim S. Hammerschmidt, Eren Sasoglu
  • Patent number: 11184772
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and computer readable media for electronically controlling a user's access to one or more controlled resources are provided. A near-field communication-based mobile credential data payload is provisioned on a mobile device capable of establishing a contactless payment transaction and a low energy proximity beacon signal is periodically broadcasted. The beacon signal and an emulated contactless payment transaction can be utilized in concert to determine that the identity is authorized to access the one or more controlled resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: BIOCONNECT INC.
    Inventors: Robert Douglas, Pritesh Yogesh Patel, Anthony Snell, Courtney Ryan Gibson, Josh Solomon
  • Patent number: 11178352
    Abstract: An imaging system includes a body, a first processing circuit provided at the body, a gimbal carried by the body, an image collection circuit carried by the gimbal, a second processing circuit provided at the gimbal, a third processing circuit provided at the body, and a signal transmission line. One end of the signal transmission line is connected to the second processing circuit, and another end of the signal transmission line is connected to the third processing circuit. The second processing circuit is configured to encode a multi-channel first signal output by the image collection circuit to output a second signal. The third processing circuit is configured to receive the second signal through the signal transmission line, decode the second signal to obtain a decoded second signal, and transmit the decoded second signal to the first processing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junping Ma, Qiang Zhang, Zisheng Cao
  • Patent number: 11164407
    Abstract: A method and a tag for opening a powerless electromechanical lock are provided. The tag comprises a power source, a near field communication transceiver, an antenna connected to the transceiver, an proximity switch and a controller. The switch is configured to wake up the controller from a low power mode upon a detection of a predetermined signal. The controller is configured after the wake up to activate the near field communication transceiver and control the transceiver to transmit via the antenna wirelessly first operating power to the lock for communication and authentication, perform authentication with the lock and, provided that the authentication is successful, control the transceiver to transmit wirelessly second operating power to the lock for the lock to be set into an openable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ILOQ OY
    Inventors: Väinö Tikkanen, Janne Heusala, Mika Pukari
  • Patent number: 11159279
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, an electronic device for Bluetooth-based data transmission may comprise: a housing; a first communication circuit which is located inside the housing and uses a first band; a second communication circuit which is located inside the housing and uses the first band; a processor electrically connected to the first communication circuit and the second communication circuit; and a memory located inside the housing and electrically connected to the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions configured to, when executed, cause the processor to detect a communication state of at least one of the first communication circuit and the second communication circuit, and control retransmission of at least a part of data having been transmitted to an external electronic device via the first communication circuit, on the basis of the detected communication state. Various other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eui-Bum Han, Hyung-Seoung Yoo, Gu-Pil Cheong, Andrew Credland, Tae-Hun Lim, Gabriele Vitiello, Shivaji Ramachandra Patil, Henrik Ejersbo
  • Patent number: 11153019
    Abstract: Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) is measured accurately even in a case where a discovery signal is transmitted. A receiver receives a plurality of subframes, at least one of which includes a discovery signal, and a measurer measures Reference Signal Reception Power (RSRP) using a first resource in which the discovery signal is mapped, measures RSSI using a second resource different from the first resource for which the discovery signal is mapped, and calculates Reference Signal Reception Quality (RSRQ) using RSRP and RSSI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Ayako Horiuchi, Masayuki Hoshino, Seigo Nakao
  • Patent number: 11146936
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a bluetooth device for indicating a function of the bluetooth device via broadcast data. The method includes: organizing, by the bluetooth device, bluetooth broadcast data according to a determined working mode; obtaining, by the bluetooth device, terminal device information from a connecting request in a case that the connecting request is received, and determining whether there exists information in an information-matched list matching with terminal device information, if yes, building a connection and communicating with a terminal device which sends the connecting request, ending the method; otherwise, determining the working mode, matching with and communicating with the terminal device according to the matching type, and writing the terminal device information into the information-matched list and ending the method in a case that the working mode is a matching mode; keeping broadcasting in a case that the working mode is a non-matching mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: FEITIAN TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhou Lu, Huazhang Yu
  • Patent number: 11140108
    Abstract: Embodiments for intelligent distribution of data in a computing environment by a processor. An appropriateness level of media data based on a plurality of factors for sending the media data from one or more computing devices may be determined. A first communication protocol may be selected for transmitting the media data according to the appropriateness level. The media data may be transferred using the first communication protocol from the one or more computing devices to one or more recipient computing devices within a defined proximity according to the appropriateness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Lam, Hau Co, Yichong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11138027
    Abstract: A terminal installs, according to a type of an HCE application, the HCE application in a terminal environment corresponding to the type of the HCE application. The terminal parses a first identifier of the HCE application and a second identifier included in the HCE application, where the first identifier identifies the HCE application in the terminal, and the second identifier identifies a message flow between a card reading device and the HCE application. The terminal registers routing information of the HCE application with the TEE, where the routing information includes the first identifier, the second identifier, and the terminal environment in which the HCE application is installed. An HCE application with two different security levels, a TEE and an REE, is supported on a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Xinmiao Chang, Jingqing Mei
  • Patent number: 11132480
    Abstract: An electromagnetic field simulator performs: a model creation information extraction process; a model automatic creation process; and an electromagnetic field analysis process. The model creation information extraction process includes: obtaining evaluation frequency information that includes an evaluation frequency for an apparatus suffering noise; obtaining target material information of a determination target; determining whether a conductive component is present in the obtained target material information; and determining the conductive component as having an antenna operating portion that operates as an antenna if the conductive component is present in the obtained target material information. The model automatic creation process includes: creating the model to have a simplified shape except for the component to be determined determined as having the antenna operation portion of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Okuda, Makoto Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11132740
    Abstract: A vehicle is detected at a drive thru terminal and an automated voice-based dialogue is established with a user in the vehicle and the terminal. An order is placed for a transaction using natural-language speech. The automated voice-based dialogue identifies commands, nouns associated with menu items, adjectives associated with modifying the menu items, prepositions associated with modifying the menu items, and exclamations associated with confirming the order and associated menu items. The automated speech is identified and processed based on a specific lexicon associated with a specific type of restaurant. The speech is translated into actions processed through an ordering system/interface as text-based instructions. Feedback for the order and guidance during the order are provided to the user through: speech played over a speaker associated with the terminal, text displayed on a display, and/or images associated with the ordered items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne Lawrence Buckholdt, Andrew Robert Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11129221
    Abstract: The present application is applicable to the field of smart terminal technologies, and a Bluetooth connection method and device and a smart terminal are provided. The method includes: searching, by a terminal device, for a dual-mode Bluetooth device and establishing a connection relationship in a first Bluetooth mode with the dual-mode Bluetooth device; obtaining identification information of the dual-mode Bluetooth device; and establishing a connection relationship in a second Bluetooth mode with the dual-mode Bluetooth device according to the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GRANDSUN ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minjie Lin, Haiquan Wu, Dejun Jiang, Enqin Zhang, Lei Cao, Ruiwen Shi
  • Patent number: 11121584
    Abstract: A power receiver includes a power reception interface that receives wireless power and a controller that transmits an emergency power transmission request for the wireless power during an emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Miwa, Atsuhiko Kanda
  • Patent number: 11121590
    Abstract: A wireless power system may include an accessory configured to transfer or relay wireless power to a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device may include wireless charging circuitry and sensors configured to detect compatible accessories currently coupled with the portable electronic device. The portable electronic device performs wireless charging or related functions in accordance with the coupled accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Parin Patel, Daniel P. Kumar, Andrew C. Chang
  • Patent number: 11121165
    Abstract: One or more cross-wafer capacitors are formed in an electronic component, circuit, or device that includes stacked wafers. One example of such a device is a stacked image sensor. The image sensor can include two or more wafers, with two wafers that are bonded to each other each including a conductive segment adjacent to, proximate, or abutting a bonding surface of the respective wafer. The conductive segments are positioned relative to each other such that each conductive element forms a plate of a capacitor. A cross-wafer capacitor is formed when the two wafers are attached to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chiajen Lee, Xiaofeng Fan
  • Patent number: 11121886
    Abstract: Disclosed are various approaches for initiating workflows with respect to physical resource devices on behalf of a user. A physical identifier can be affixed to a physical resource device. An identifier can be embedded within the physical identifier. A workflow application can initiate workflows upon detecting that a user has scanned or captured the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Erich Stuntebeck
  • Patent number: 11112822
    Abstract: Disclosed are a display apparatus and a controlling method thereof. The display apparatus includes a communicator including a circuitry; a display; a motor configured to rotate the display; a memory storing at least one instruction; and a processor configured to execute the at least one instruction to: control the communicator to communicatively connect to an external device based on information related to the display apparatus that is received by the external device from a remote controller to which the external device is tagged, obtain direction information of at least one of the external device and of an image content displayed on the external device, determine, based on the direction information, whether to control the motor to rotate the display, and control the display to display the image content that is received from the external device through the communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Changwon Choi
  • Patent number: 11110281
    Abstract: A system and method for communication between an IMD and an external reader includes bringing a portion of a patient's body into contact with a device-body contact surface of an external reader. The reader transmits a first transdermal carrier wave from the contact surface into the patient's body, where the first carrier wave includes a request for communication with the IMD. The transdermal carrier waves are electrical conductive waves, optical waves, or acoustic waves. Upon detection of the first carrier wave, the IMD transmits a second transdermal carrier wave including a request for an access key from the reader and the reader replies by transmitting a third transdermal carrier wave including the access key back to the IMD. If the access key is valid, the IMD transmits information by radio frequency (RF) in an RF communication mode or a fourth transdermal carrier wave including data from the IMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Mi, Jonathan Bennett Shute, Kenneth P. Hoyme, Grace Ann Wiechman, Michael Sheehan Seeberger, Andrew Bomett
  • Patent number: 11115081
    Abstract: Disclosed are a routing method for multiple security elements (SEs), an NFC controller and an NFC device. The NFC device includes at least three SEs capable of working simultaneously; after receiving a request from an external device for accessing an NFC application, the NFC controller searches a routing table for an SE to be routed according to an AID carried in the request; and in a case where the SE is not found, the request is sent to all other SEs in the NFC device except the part of SEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Qingli Zhang
  • Patent number: 11108278
    Abstract: A communication method of a wireless power receiver performing communication with a wireless power transmitter, includes transmitting control information to the wireless power transmitter at a time slot in a first cycle; receiving an ACK signal from the wireless power transmitter when the control information is transmitted without collision at the time slot in the first cycle; determining a position of the time slot from among a plurality of time slots within the first cycle in response to the received ACK signal; receiving, in a second cycle, a sync pattern which indicates that the time slot is allocated to the wireless power receiver; and performing communication with the wireless power transmitter using the allocated time slot in the second cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Yongcheol Park
  • Patent number: 11101848
    Abstract: A wireless power transmission system includes, at least, a first transmission antenna and a second transmission antenna, both in electrical connection with a common power conditioning system of the system. The first transmission antenna transmits output power and includes a first pole and a second pole, while the second transmission antenna also transmits the output power and includes a third pole and a fourth pole. The first and second transmission antennas are in electrical connection with the power conditioning system via at least one of the first pole and the second pole and at least one of the third pole and the fourth pole. Further, at least one of the first pole and the second pole is in electrical connection with at least one of the third pole and the fourth pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: NuCurrent, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Peralta, Md. Nazmul Alam, Pavel Shostak
  • Patent number: 11096042
    Abstract: A preprocessing method for configuring a near field communication (NFC) smart card, includes: determining a card set belonging to a user; generating identifier information corresponding to the card set according to a non-contact parameter corresponding to a card included in the card set, the identifier information identifying at least one of a state of conflict or a state of compatibility between two cards included in the card set; and sending the identifier information to electronic equipment used by the user, such that the electronic equipment adds, to an NFC smart card according to the identifier information, at least two cards compatible with each other in the card set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Xiaomi Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lina Xu, Shaoqiang Yang, Yonggang Gou
  • Patent number: 11093928
    Abstract: An automatic website login and security payment method is provided. The method includes the steps of: utilizing a mobile device to transmit transaction authentication program information to a computer device via near-field communication, wherein the transaction authentication program information includes a database file and a transaction authentication program; detecting at least one website that is being visited by the computer device via the transaction authentication program; when the database file includes user information corresponding to the at least one website, inputting the user information in the database file into the at least one website; and when the database file does not include the user information corresponding to the at least one website, capturing the user information that is input on the at least one website via the transaction authentication program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Yung-Chin Lin, Ping-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 11094158
    Abstract: The subject technology provides at least a method of medication management. The subject technology receives, at a mobile device via a network interface, information regarding a medication order from a server. The subject technology sends, with the mobile device via a short range wireless interface, an indication of the medication order to a medication dispensing device, the indication causing the medication dispensing device to provide access to a medication corresponding to the medication order. Further, the subject technology sends, with the mobile device via the network interface, dispense information to the server, the dispense information corresponding to the medication provided by the medication dispensing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Carefusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Honey Garg, Magnus Felke, Robert Gaede
  • Patent number: 11088725
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for transferring wireless power by an electric power transmitter may comprise: a selection step of monitoring a placement or a removal of an object on or from an interface surface of the power transmitter; a ping step of performing a digital ping and receiving a response from a power receiver; an identifying/configuring step of receiving a configuration packet including configuration information of the power receiver; and a negotiating step of transmitting a capability packet including information on a level of power transferred by the power transmitter, wherein the capability packet may include an NFC detection field indicating whether the power transmitter has a capability of detecting an RFID and/or an NFC, and/or whether the RDID and/or the NFC is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yongcheol Park
  • Patent number: 11089638
    Abstract: A mobile device, electronic device, and operation methods thereof are provided. The mobile device includes a communication interface; a memory storing one or more instructions; and a processor configured to execute the one or more instructions stored in the memory to: connect through the communication interface to an electronic device to be wirelessly connected to an access point (AP), obtain an AP list including one or more APs to each of which the mobile device has a history of being connected, identify one or more APs selected from the AP list having the connection history as candidate APs and create a candidate AP list including information about the identified one or more candidate APs, and transmit, to the electronic device, the candidate AP list and information about a home AP indicating an AP to which the mobile device is currently connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinho Kim, Deoknam Kim, Geunyoung Yu, Sukun Yoon, Minju Lee
  • Patent number: 11080538
    Abstract: A system mountable in a vehicle to provide object detection in the vicinity of the vehicle. The system includes a camera operatively attached to a processor. The camera is mounted externally at the rear of the vehicle. The field of view of the camera is substantially in the forward direction of travel of the vehicle along the side of the vehicle. Multiple image frames are captured from the camera. Yaw of the vehicle may be input or the yaw may be computed from the image frames. Respective portions of the image frames are selected responsive to the yaw of the vehicle. The image frames are processed to detect thereby an object in the selected portions of the image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaniv Elimalech, Gideon Stein
  • Patent number: 11074730
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) diagnostic tool embodied as a software application on a portable device employs AR infrastructure to enable a user to locate a failed/malfunctioning node of a cluster and, with minimal interaction, diagnose causes and provide recommendations to repair the node. The portable device may be a computer embodied as visualization technology and configured to execute the software application. Once installed, the AR diagnostic (ARD) tool is ready for use by the user, e.g., a customer service technician, to locate and repair one or more failed cluster nodes. In response to a failure/malfunction, the cluster node sends diagnostic and configuration information (i.e., failure/malfunction information) of the failed node to an analytics service. The failure information informs the technician of the cluster failure. The technician may then activate the ARD tool and AR infrastructure to locate and repair the failed node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Keith Nunez
  • Patent number: 11074065
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for data processing at a software development kit running in a mobile device are described. A software development kit may receive, from a mobile application running on the mobile device, a logged event indication in response to an event occurring within the mobile application. The software development kit download, from an application server and before receiving the logged event indication, a data payload including a set of triggers, a set of rules associated with the set of triggers, and a set of processing commands associated with the set of rules. The software development kit may then identify the received logged event indication as a trigger from the set of triggers, evaluate a rule associated with the trigger based on the identifying, and process a processing command associated with the rule, where the processing command includes utilizing native code of the mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Brian Matthew Criscuolo, William Gail Mote, II, Seth Clark, Jeff Sylvia
  • Patent number: 11073936
    Abstract: An interactive poster includes one or more first near-field communications (NFC) antennas, a memory to store first content, and a controller control operation of a display. The NFC antennas may be located at predetermined positions, and the controller changes display of first content to second content when one or more of the antennas are tapped by a user device including an NFC circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Arnaud Pignorel, Nguyen Trieu Luan Le
  • Patent number: 11068882
    Abstract: A controller of a transaction card may cause the transaction card to be in a first state. The transaction card may include a battery and at least one other component. In the first state, the battery does not provide power to the at least one other component of the transaction card. The transaction card may receive a signal from a near-field communication (NFC) device and may cause the transaction card to be in a second state based on receiving the signal. In the second state, the battery provides power to the at least one other component of the transaction card. The transaction card may perform a transaction based on the transaction card being in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Molly Johnson, James Zarakas, Adam Vukich
  • Patent number: 11062585
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus system and patient support apparatus, such as a bed, cot, stretcher, operating table, recliner, or the like, include a litter frame, a support deck, a sensor configured to detect caregiver activity, a transceiver communicating with a server, and a controller. The controller is configured to send alerts or messages to the server when caregiver assignment errors or caregiver inattention issues are identified. An alert is sent when a caregiver has not attended to a patient within a certain period of time, or when a caregiver has not been assigned to a particular patient or a particular location within a healthcare facility to which a patient has been assigned. The patient support apparatus and system are in communication with other healthcare facility systems and devices that gather and share information and data to alert caregivers in an effort to avoid patient neglect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Joseph Durlach, Ross Michael Nave
  • Patent number: 11064066
    Abstract: A communication apparatus may perform: receiving a specific signal from a first external apparatus via a second interface; changing a state of a first interface from a first state to a second state, in a case where the specific signal including predetermined information is received via the second interface while the state of the first interface is the first state; maintaining the state of the first interface in the first state, in a case where the specific signal not including the predetermined information is received while the state of the first interface is the first state; and performing a communication of target data with the first external apparatus via the first interface being in the second state, after the state of the first interface has been changed to the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shun Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11062098
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to improving card security by providing a user a contactless card with no sensitive card information, such as card number, card verification value, and expiration date, printed thereon, and displaying the sensitive card information relative to the card in augmented reality (AR) based on successful NFC-based user authentication. According to examples, the NFC-based user authentication may be performed by one-tapping or single tapping the contactless card to user mobile device. One or more portions of the sensitive card information may be obfuscated to further enhance card security. Moreover, the user can interact with AR elements including the sensitive card information to perform various actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: George Bergeron, Bryant Yee, Mykhaylo Bulgakov
  • Patent number: 11057744
    Abstract: A geolocationing system, personal locator device, and method for providing awareness in a multi-space environment, such as a hospitality environment or educational environment, are presented. In one embodiment, a personal locator device includes a first operational mode that determines an estimated location of the personal locator device by communicating with a server via an array of gateway devices defining an area of coverage. The personal locator device also has a second operational mode that determines the estimated location of the personal locator device by communicating with a server via a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device. The second operational mode may be utilized when the personal locator device is out of the area of coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: Vanessa Ogle, William C. Fang, Thomas R. Miller
  • Patent number: 11057841
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a communication method and a 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 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunseok Ryu, Jeongho Yeo, Jinyoung Oh, Sungjin Park, Jonghyun Bang, Cheolkyu Shin
  • Patent number: 11054496
    Abstract: A network connection method includes determining whether an electronic device is moving and obtaining position information of the electronic device from the positioning unit in response to determining that the electronic device is moving. The method also determines whether the electronic device is located within a preset range based on the position information, and accordingly generates a movement path in response to determining that a distance between the electronic device and the wireless device is within a preset value. The method further determines whether the movement path of the electronic device matches with a part of at least one stored path; and switches a state of at least one wireless communication unit in response to determining that the movement path of the electronic device matches with a part of the at least one stored path. A related electronic device and a non-transitory storage medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Hsing-Chun Hsieh