Short Range Rf Communication Patents (Class 455/41.2)
  • Patent number: 11032322
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securely pairing a transmitting device with a receiving device are described. The systems and methods may communicate with a first device via a first communication method over a wireless communication network. The systems and methods may transmit, to the first device via a second communication method, a first sensory pattern representing a first key. In addition, the system and methods may communicate with the first device via the first communication method using the first key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin P. Kelly, Saleem A. Sangi, Robert T. Perry, Adam R. Koeppel
  • Patent number: 11029837
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed preventing accidents by altering user interfaces of self-driving vehicles based on movements of passengers in the self-driving vehicles. The system and methods generate for display media content on a user interface for a self-driving vehicle and determine whether a value of movement from a wearable user device of a user within the self-driving vehicle exceeds a threshold value (indicating the maximum value at which the self-driving vehicle removes the media content on the user interface). Responsive to a determination that the value of the movement from the wearable user device exceeds the threshold value, the system and methods remove the media content on the user interface for the self-driving vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Vinayaka Prakasha Bandishti
  • Patent number: 11032686
    Abstract: A method at a wireless station for receiving an out-of-band wakeup trigger, the method including receiving, at the wireless station, a message from an access point, the message providing an indication that the access point supports out-of-band signaling; associating with the access point over a first radio technology; establishing a connection with the access point using a second radio technology; entering a sleep state for a radio using the first radio technology; and upon receiving a wakeup trigger over the connection using the second radio technology, waking up the radio for the first radio technology for communication with the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, James Randolph Winter Lepp, Stephen McCann
  • Patent number: 11023881
    Abstract: This application relates to electronic hardware, and in particular, to a handheld terminal that performs a transaction based on NFC. A first terminal and a second terminal each support multiple transaction manners, negotiate a to-be-used transaction manner by using an NFC connection, and automatically invoke a payment client to initiate a transaction request to a transaction server. The first terminal and the second terminal further sort and screen the multiple transaction manners before negotiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaona Zhao, Jingqing Mei, Xinmiao Chang
  • Patent number: 11024959
    Abstract: A signal transmission apparatus includes: a shielding cabinet and at least one group of first signal transceiver assemblies, at least one antenna assembly, and a first installation structure that are disposed inside the shielding cabinet, where the first installation structure has a one-to-one correspondence with the at least one group of first signal transceiver assemblies, each antenna assembly includes an antenna probe and a signal cable that are connected to each other, and the antenna probe performs, by using the signal cable, signal transmission with another signal transmission apparatus disposed outside the shielding cabinet; signal transmission is performed between the first signal transceiver assembly and the antenna probe in a wireless manner; and each first installation structure can drive a corresponding group of first signal transceiver assemblies to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shasha Zhang, Lijun Pu, Jinsong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11024322
    Abstract: An exemplary frequency-domain encoder system accesses a set of encoder parameters. The frequency-domain encoder system also accesses time-domain data representative of a content instance. In accordance with the set of encoder parameters, the frequency-domain encoder system transforms the time-domain data into frequency-domain data representative of the content instance. The frequency-domain data includes a plurality of complex coefficients each representing different frequency components of a plurality of frequency components incorporated by the content instance. Also in accordance with the set of encoder parameters, the frequency-domain encoder system generates a frequency-domain data container that includes, in a predefined data container format, the complex coefficients of the frequency-domain data and metadata descriptive of the frequency-domain data. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Charles Mindlin, Mohammad Raheel Khalid, Kunal Jathal
  • Patent number: 11026042
    Abstract: A system for generating a customized communication with a customer is described, and includes: a near field communication (NFC) reader for receiving, from the customer, a request for an interaction; an input device for receiving an input from the customer, wherein the input includes a customer credential; a processor for: receiving a request, from a near field communication (NFC) enabled device, for an interaction with a customer; requesting a valid customer credential from the customer; receiving an input from the customer in response to a request for the valid customer credential to achieve a received customer credential; determining a validity of the received customer credential; and generating, after the determining the validity of the received customer credential, client information customized for the customer based upon a customer account linked to a determined valid customer credential to achieve a generated customized client information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Comenity LLC
    Inventors: David Nack, James Walz
  • Patent number: 11026076
    Abstract: A method of correcting a radio wave strength of a packet received by a communication terminal is disclosed, comprising: displaying a first screen related to the correction of the radio wave strength of the received packet; acquiring first information indicating the radio wave strength of the received packet, according to acceptance of a predetermined user instruction via the first screen; displaying a second screen related to the correction of the radio wave strength of the received packet, at least according to completion of the acquisition; acquiring second information indicating the radio wave strength of the received packet, according to acceptance of a predetermined user operation via the second screen; and deciding a correction value at least based on the acquired first and second information. Thus, it is possible to accurately perform proximity determination of determining that a mobile terminal and an information processing apparatus are within a certain distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirokazu Tokumoto
  • Patent number: 11025554
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a transmitting device for transmitting vehicular data via a sidelink interface to one or more receiving devices. The transmitting device performs autonomous radio resource allocation for transmitting the vehicular data via the sidelink interface. An application layer generates the vehicular data and forwards the vehicular data together with a priority indication and one or more quality of service parameters to a transmission layer responsible for transmission of the vehicular data via the sidelink interface. The transmission layer performs autonomous radio resource allocation based on the received priority indication and the one or more quality of service parameters. The transmission layer transmits the vehicular data via the sidelink interface to the one or more receiving devices according to the performed autonomous radio resource allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Joachim Loehr, Prateek Basu Mallick, Takako Hori
  • Patent number: 11019594
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless communication device, a wireless communication terminal, a wireless communication system, a wireless communication method, and a storage medium that can realize reliable and stable wireless communication even in an unstable radio environment. The wireless communication device includes: a wireless communication unit capable of wirelessly communicating with a wireless communication terminal; and a communication control unit that controls at least one of switching of a frequency band of the wireless communication and switching of the wireless communication terminal based on at least one of time information and peripheral information indicating a status of a peripheral object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinichi Anami
  • Patent number: 11012227
    Abstract: Disclosed is an authentication method and system for a device using a Bluetooth technology. A method for performing authentication by a first device, using Bluetooth low energy (LE), according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: authenticating a user on the basis of ID information of the user; and authenticating a device by comparing information acquired from a user input with information acquired using an exchanged public key. The authentication scheme for a device is determined according to the input/output capability of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinkwon Lim, Jingu Choi, Younghwan Kwon, Taeyoung Song, Minsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11013057
    Abstract: Embodiments discussed herein refer to systems, methods, and circuits for establishing EHF contactless communications links. The EHF contactless communication link may serve as an alternative to conventional board-to-board and device-to-device connectors. The link may be a low-latency protocol-transparent communication link capable of supporting a range of data rates. The link may be established through a close proximity coupling between devices, each including at least one EHF communication unit. Each EHF unit involved in establishing an EHF communication link may progress through a series of steps before data can be transferred between the devices. These steps may be controlled by one or more state machines that are being implemented in each EHF communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KEYSSA, INC.
    Inventors: Ian A. Kyles, Kenneth R. Kveton, Michael A. Bourdess, John Wolcott, Steve Novak, Roger D. Isaac, Gary D. McCormack
  • Patent number: 11012548
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with debugging a device-under-test are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes sensing and recording a screen image produced by a device-under-test as the device-under-test is being operated. The sensing and recording of the screen image are performed by an apparatus. The method also includes sensing and recording coordinates and durations of gestures impinged upon the apparatus while operating the device-under-test. The sensing and recording of the coordinates and durations are performed by the apparatus. The apparatus is configured to physically conform to the device-under-test to allow functionality of the device-under-test through the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Haoxiang Zhang, Keren He
  • Patent number: 11011178
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for detecting replay attacks in voice-based authentication systems. In one embodiment, audio is captured via an audio input device. It is then verified that the audio includes a voice authentication factor spoken by a user. If it is determined that the audio includes unexpected environmental audio in addition to the voice authentication factor that has been verified, one or more actions may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bharath Kumar Bhimanaik, Daniel Wade Hitchcock
  • Patent number: 11012842
    Abstract: A method applied into a controller of a Bluetooth device includes: providing a first flag and a second flag which are configured as a default value respectively; changing the first flag from the default value when the controller successfully receives the particular packet transmitted from the audio gateway; changing the second flag from the default value when the controller successfully receives an acknowledgement from a secondary device wherein a reception of the acknowledgement indicates that the secondary device successfully receives the particular packet; and transmitting an acknowledgement of a particular packet to an audio gateway when detecting that either the first flag or the second flag changes and becomes different from the default value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Audiowise Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Sung, Jing-Syuan Jia, I-Ken Ho, Pete Hsinhsiang Liu, Kuang-Hu Huang
  • Patent number: 11012118
    Abstract: A near field communication (NFC) method includes activating an NFC device second device in response to a first electromagnetic field generated by a nearby NFC device. The NFC device generates a second electromagnetic field after being activated. The first NFC device can detect the second electromagnetic field and initiate a near field communication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSSET) SAS, STMICROELECTRONiCS RAZVOJ POLPREVODNIKOV D.O.O.
    Inventors: Alexandre Tramoni, Maksimiljan Stiglic, Kosta Kovacic
  • Patent number: 11012552
    Abstract: An apparatus, device, methods, computer program product, and system are described that make a determination that a wireless device is in proximity to at least one secondary wireless device, and determine an aggregate user interface on the wireless device based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11005160
    Abstract: Various embodiments related to a near-field (short-range) communication antenna device, which is used for an electronic device, are disclosed. According to an embodiment, a near-field (short-range) communication antenna device may comprise: an electronic device cover unit; a circuit board provided inside the cover unit; a near-field (short-range) communication module, which is mounted on the circuit board, and which comprises a transmitting module and a receiving module; and first and second dielectric body units that face the transmitting module and the receiving module. In addition, various other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Gil Jeon, Hyeong-Tae Kim, Jung-Sik Park
  • Patent number: 11006244
    Abstract: Methods, computer readable storage medium, and systems for mobile devices to locate persons or places are described. In a feature, the invention is a method implemented in a server for providing beaconing sequences to the mobile devices for location sharing. In a feature, the invention is a server executing a method of locating a user using a beaconing mobile device. In a feature, the invention is a non-transitory computer readable medium on a server that encodes a program to execute a method on a first mobile device that determine directions and/or distance between the first mobile device and a second mobile device. In a feature, the invention is a server executing a method to remember a place on a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Alan Michael Snyder
  • Patent number: 10999426
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs configured to be executed by the one or more processors. The one or more programs include instructions for receiving, from an external device associated with a contact, a request to establish a full-duplex live audio communication session between the electronic device and the external device; determining whether the contact is on a list; and in response to a determination that the contact is on the list, establishing the full-duplex live audio communication session between the electronic device and the external device, where the live audio communication session is established without receiving a user input that acknowledges the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh W. Johnson, Christopher Garrido, Andreas E. Schobel
  • Patent number: 10999792
    Abstract: In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for providing a hybrid low power, high bandwidth media transport protocol between media sinks and media sources by splitting control and synchronization commands to a low power communication interface, and media data to a high bandwidth unidirectional communication interface. Media sinks need not transmit via the high bandwidth unidirectional communication interface, reducing power consumption, which may be particularly beneficial for small devices with limited battery capacity such as wireless earbuds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: David Lee Recker, Brandon B. Bae, Hea Joung Kim, Mark Gonikberg, Shawn Ding
  • Patent number: 10999400
    Abstract: A method for creating a resource for an application entity, a method for registering an application entity, a communication node device, and a terminal device, the method for creating a resource for an application entity includes: receiving a registration request sent by the application entity when the application entity is switched from a first communication link to a second communication link; creating a resource as a first resource on the basis of the registration request; assigning an identifier corresponding to the first resource to the application entity, such that the application entity is associated with the first resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junyuan Ren, Junjie Zhao
  • Patent number: 10988369
    Abstract: A refuelling method having instructing a refuelling operator to dispense a quantity of fuel to, and maintaining, during dispensing of the fuel, at least intermittent, substantially real time communication with an officer responsible for the aircraft to advise the officer of the status of the refuelling process. A system having a refuelling module and an officer module, the refuelling module configured to receive instructions to dispense a quantity of fuel to an aircraft, an at least intermittent, substantially real time communications link being maintained between the refuelling module and the officer module during dispensing of fuel to the aircraft, the refuelling module being adapted to transmit to the officer module information relating to the status of the refuelling process, and the officer module being adapted to display to an output indicative of the status of the refuelling process. The method and system permits modification of the instruction during refuelling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: I6 GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Alexander Mattos, Steven Uhrmacher, Robert Holmes
  • Patent number: 10983693
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes a touchscreen and a controller controlling the touchscreen to output a running screen of a 1st application including a prescribed information, the controller receiving a handwriting input through the touchscreen, the controller controlling the touchscreen to output a running screen of a 2nd application mapped to the received 1st handwriting input to a prescribed region on the outputted running screen of the 1st application, wherein the running screen of the 2nd application includes at least one portion of the prescribed information. Accordingly, a control of running an application and a control of sending a message are facilitated based on a handwriting input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daebum Kim, Eunmin Youk
  • Patent number: 10983658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cursor control system, including a first electronic device, a second electronic device, and a mouse. The mouse is wirelessly connected to the first electronic device and the second electronic device and may move a cursor on a first working desktop corresponding to the first electronic device or a second working desktop corresponding to the second electronic device. When receiving a drive signal from the mouse, the first electronic device displays a jump image on the first working desktop. When the cursor is moved to the jump image, the mouse may transmit a switching signal to the second electronic device according to a masking signal from the first electronic device, so that the second electronic device can display the cursor on the second working desktop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Cheng-Yi Tsai, Ying-Che Tseng, Shi-Jie Zhang, Che-Yen Huang
  • Patent number: 10984303
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for increasing security for radio frequency identification (RFID) transactions. The computer-implemented method includes receiving an RFID transaction via an RFID tag and identifying an account associated with the RFID tag. The computer-implemented method further includes determining if the account has an increased security feature enabled on the RFID tag, and verifying with an owner of the account that the RFID transaction is authorized. In exemplary embodiments, the computer-implemented method further includes determining if the account has an electronic personal assistant set up, engaging the owner of the account associated with the RFID tag by accessing the electronic personal assistant, and requesting an authorization from the owner of the account to verify the RFID transaction. In exemplary embodiments, the electronic personal assistant is an in-vehicle voice assistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Lisa Seacat DeLuca
  • Patent number: 10979990
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications at a wireless audio device are described. A first (e.g., primary) wireless audio device may initiate a role switch procedure with a second (e.g., secondary) wireless audio device. The first wireless audio device may disable traffic flow between the source device and the first wireless audio device and transmit synchronization information and timing information necessary for taking over the role of primary wireless audio device to the second wireless audio device. The first wireless audio device may transmit a device role switch message, and the first wireless audio device and the second wireless audio device may perform the role switch. After performing the role switch, the first wireless audio device may assume the role of a secondary wireless audio device and the second wireless audio device may assume the role of a primary wireless audio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dishant Srivastava, Steven Singer, Robin Heydon, Mayank Batra, Joel Linsky
  • Patent number: 10977464
    Abstract: A digital object identifier (DOI) display request is received. A service type of a service corresponding to the display request is determined. Basic user information of a first user and identity type information corresponding to the service type is determined based on the service type and stored calibration information, where the identity type information is pre-authenticated to ensure validity based on a validity period associated with the identity type information. A DOI of the first user is generated based on the basic user information and the identity type information. The DOI is displayed for a second user to perform service processing based on the basic user information and the identity type information in the DOI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ge Chen, Lingnan Shen, Yanghui Liu, Jie Qi
  • Patent number: 10979409
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a Bluetooth device and a working method thereof, which relates to application in information security field. The Bluetooth device includes a Bluetooth connecting module, a pairing module and a data communicating module. The working method includes a Bluetooth connecting process, a pairing process and a data communicating process, where the pairing process includes that the device computes an encryption key according to a preset authentication code, a first random number obtained from an initiator, a second random number generated by the device, encrypt the link encryption data containing a link encryption key by using the encryption key to obtain a link encryption request and sends the link encryption request to the imitator, and the initiator obtains the link encryption key from the link encryption request. The disclosure is compatible to the present Bluetooth protocol and enhances security in the Bluetooth device pairing process as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: FEITIAN TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhou Lu, Huazhang Yu
  • Patent number: 10980069
    Abstract: A system includes a router including a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions executable by the processor to receive a wireless request from a first computing device to initiate a connection mode for a wireless network. The instructions are further executable to join a second computing device to the wireless network under the connection mode. wherein the connection mode allows the second device to join the wireless network without input of a password stored prior to the wireless request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Emanuel Harrington, David McLaurin, Hasme Rafsan Jani
  • Patent number: 10972446
    Abstract: A method for establishing a wireless communication connection for exchanging of control messages between a first device and a second device using both of a non-standardized locking mechanism and a standardized pairing protocol, the method comprising: applying the non-standardized locking mechanism to set whether access to the standardized pairing protocol is locked or unlocked; and on condition of being activated by said non-standardized locking mechanism, performing a pairing between the first device and the second device using the standardized pairing protocol, wherein completion of the standardized pairing protocol activates the wireless communication connection for exchanging of control messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Gerhardus Engbertus Mekenkamp
  • Patent number: 10972173
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a wireless communication device constituting a wireless mesh network that transmits information through multi-hop communication comprises a communication section configured to transmit a message addressed to a wireless communication device different from its own wireless communication device through broadcast communication on a first frequency channel; and a control section configured to change a communication channel of the communication section from the first frequency channel to a second frequency channel for communication of a response signal responding to the message after the message is transmitted by the communication section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Sunao Tsuchida, Hiroyuki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10972955
    Abstract: Described herein includes a mobile terminal, a data transmission method and a related product used in a mobile terminal. The method comprises: in response to detecting a starting request for a preset application, starting an enhanced signal transceiver function of a mobile terminal; performing scanning and connecting operations and establish an Ad Hoc network with another device, wherein a distance between the another device and the mobile terminal is less than or equal to a preset distance; and performing transmission of target data in the Ad Hoc network. The embodiments of the present disclosure are conducive to enlarging an application scope of a communication function of a local area network for mobile terminals, meeting various requirements of specific scenarios such as the absence of a mobile network, and expanding functionality and applicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Biao Chen
  • Patent number: 10969859
    Abstract: A system comprising a display provided with zones, a token, a proximity sensor for detecting the proximity of a token to one zone and a processor to register in a memory an association upon the detection of the proximity of the token to the zone. The association is logged as a set of data comprising the data of which a representation is made on the zone in the proximity of which the token has been brought. The processor is programmed to update a log file with the logged association. The processor performs an operation in accordance with the content of the log file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: LUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (LIST)
    Inventors: Annie Guerriero, Valérie Maquil
  • Patent number: 10972886
    Abstract: An example method of operating a device includes using a switching circuitry to a first subset of antennas from an antenna cluster, using the first subset of antennas to receive a first Bluetooth signal, generating a first directional value of the first Bluetooth signal, using a processing element to evaluate at least one antenna of the antenna cluster based at least partly on the first directional value, selecting a second subset of antennas based on evaluation, using the second subset of antennas to receive a second Bluetooth signal, and generating a second directional value of the second Bluetooth signal. Other embodiments of the device and operations thereof are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Victor Simileysky
  • Patent number: 10966149
    Abstract: A display device includes a display; a memory storing at least one instruction; a communicator configured to communicate with a mobile device via a BLE communication network; and a controller including a processor configured to execute the at least one instruction stored in the memory. The processor is further configured to execute the at least one instruction to manage BLE identification information when the BLE identification information for identifying the mobile device connected via the BLE communication network is received from the mobile device during a normal mode in which an ambient service is being executed, and the communicator is further configured to, based on the BLE identification information received from the mobile device after a sleep mode is started, determine whether to wake up the controller based on whether information corresponding to the BLE identification information is stored in the communicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sukun Yoon, Younghoon Moon, Jongha Woo, Minji Kim, Jin Seol, Jungyon Cho
  • Patent number: 10965347
    Abstract: Tightly-coupled near-field transmitter/receiver pairs are deployed such that the transmitter is disposed at a terminal portion of a first conduction path, the receiver is disposed at a terminal portion of a second conduction path, the transmitter and receiver are disposed in close proximity to each other, and the first conduction path and the second conduction path are discontiguous with respect to each other. In some embodiments of the present invention, close proximity refers to the transmitter antenna and the receiver antenna being spaced apart by a distance such that, at wavelengths of the transmitter carrier frequency, near-field coupling is obtained. In some embodiments, the transmitter and receiver are disposed on separate substrates that are moveable relative to each other. In alternative embodiments, the transmitter and receiver are disposed on the same substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Keyssa, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary D. McCormack
  • Patent number: 10966023
    Abstract: A lighting system with expanded coverage voice operation includes a lighting fixture that includes a wireless transceiver. The lighting system further includes a remote microphone device configured to receive a voice and to transmit wirelessly an audio stream generated from the voice. The lighting fixture is configured to receive the audio stream from the remote microphone device via the wireless transceiver and to transmit the audio stream to a cloud server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Vaibhav Chavan, Nam Chin Cho, Pengseng Tan, Parth Joshi, Brad Edward Paine, Kenneth Dale Walma, William T. Cook
  • Patent number: 10962602
    Abstract: A battery monitoring device is provided which improves communication quality, communication stability, and communication reliability. An ECU substrate and detection substrates which cannot directly communicate with the ECU substrate communicate via a relay substrate which is a detection substrate set up as relay of the detection substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironao Fujii, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 10959008
    Abstract: The disclosed technology generally relates to adaptive tap control for a hearing device. In some implementations, the disclosed technology includes a hearing device configured to detect tapping of the hearing device based on learned tapping parameters. To learn an individual's tapping parameters for a hearing device, the disclosed technology can use a method that includes providing a tap task to a hearing device user; detecting a single tap or multiple taps in response to providing the tap task to the hearing device user; determining tap detection parameters associated with the single or multiple taps; and providing adjusted tap detection parameters for the hearing device based on the determined tap parameters. The hearing device can use the adjusted tap detection parameters to control the hearing device or perform operations by tap control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sonova AG
    Inventors: Nadim El Guindi, Nina Stumpf
  • Patent number: 10958435
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for providing security in an intelligent electronic device (IED) are provided. In one aspect of the present disclosure, an IED is provided including at least one processor that receives a communication via a communication interface, the communication including an unencrypted file and a digital signature. The at least one processor decrypts the digital signature to obtain a first value, executes a hash function on the unencrypted file to obtain a second value, determines if the first value and second value match, and updates at least one firmware package stored in at least one memory of the IED with the unencrypted file if it is determined that the first value and the second value match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRO INDUSTRIES/ GAUGE TECH
    Inventors: Joseph Spanier, Dulciane Siqueira Cansancao
  • Patent number: 10959111
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for implementing enhanced beamforming training procedures are disclosed. A system includes a transmitter communicating over a wireless link with a receiver. To maintain a high quality of transmission over the wireless link, the transmitter and receiver perform periodic beamforming training procedures to test the various sectors of the transmit and receive antennas. In a wide sector sweep procedure, the transmitter and receiver test wide sectors to find the best wide transmit and receive sectors for transferring data. Then in a narrow sector sweep procedure, narrow sectors within and/or adjacent to the best wide sectors are tested, to find the best narrow sectors. This reduces the amount of sectors that are tested during the enhanced beamforming training procedure by skipping those narrow sectors that are far away from the best wide sectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: David Robert Stark, Jr., John Zhong-Chen Li, Carson Ryley Reece Green, Victor Selvaraj
  • Patent number: 10956123
    Abstract: A device may include a processor, a receiver, and a transmitter. The transmitter may be configured to transmit an audible signal, an inaudible signal, or both. The inaudible signal may be associated with a content identifier of the audible signal. The transmitter may be configured to transmit the audible signal, the inaudible signal, or both, to a first electronic device, a second electronic device, or both. The receiver may be configured to receive a first message that includes a first input and a second message that includes a second input. The processor may be configured to determine whether the first input matches the second input. The transmitter may be further configured to transmit the first message to the first service on a condition that the first input and the second input are determined to match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: David D. Shoop, Dylan M. Wondra
  • Patent number: 10952056
    Abstract: A method of correcting a radio wave strength of a packet received by a communication terminal is disclosed, comprising: displaying a first screen related to the correction of the radio wave strength of the received packet; acquiring first information indicating the radio wave strength of the received packet, according to acceptance of a predetermined user instruction via the first screen; displaying a second screen related to the correction of the radio wave strength of the received packet, at least according to completion of the acquisition; acquiring second information indicating the radio wave strength of the received packet, according to acceptance of a predetermined user operation via the second screen; and deciding a correction value at least based on the acquired first and second information. Thus, it is possible to accurately perform proximity determination of determining that a mobile terminal and an information processing apparatus are within a certain distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirokazu Tokumoto
  • Patent number: 10950375
    Abstract: A method for producing a MnZn ferrite core used at a frequency of 1 MHz or more and an exciting magnetic flux density of 75 mT or less, the MnZn ferrite comprising 53-56% by mol of Fe (calculated as Fe2O3), and 3-9% by mol of Zn (calculated as ZnO), the balance being Mn (calculated as MnO), as main components, and 0.05-0.4 parts by mass of Co (calculated as Co3O4) as a sub-component, per 100 parts by mass in total of the main components (calculated as the oxides); comprising a step of molding a raw material powder for the MnZn ferrite to obtain a green body; a step of sintering the green body and cooling it to a temperature of lower than 150° C. to obtain a sintered body of MnZn ferrite; and a step of conducting a heat treatment comprising heating the sintered body of MnZn ferrite to a temperature meeting Condition 1 of 200° C. or higher, and Condition 2 of (Tc?90)° C. to (Tc+100)° C., wherein Tc is a Curie temperature (° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS. LTD.
    Inventors: Norikazu Koyuhara, Yasuharu Miyoshi, Tomoyuki Tada, Satoru Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10945082
    Abstract: A hearing device adapted for use by a wearer comprises an audio streaming circuit configured to receive electromagnetic audio streaming via a first communication link. A configuration circuit is configured to receive configuration parameters via a second communication link different from the first communication link for configuring the hearing device to receive the electromagnetic audio streaming. Control circuitry of the hearing device configures the hearing device to enable reception of the electromagnetic audio streaming in accordance with the received configuration parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Solum, Greg Haubrich, Stephen Paul Flood, Justin R. Burwinkel, Michael Karl Sacha, Yezihalem Mesfin, Fred Mustiere, Jumana Harianwala, Donald James Reynolds, Swapan Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10944603
    Abstract: Modulated radio frequency (RF) packets are received from a wireless device, and converted to modulated baseband packets. Baseband parameters are derived from the modulated baseband packets. A baseband profile including the baseband parameters is created for the wireless device. A database including baseband profiles of wireless devices is accessed. The baseband profiles are classified under known device types based on baseband parameters included in the baseband profiles. The baseband parameters of the baseband profile are compared to corresponding baseband parameters of the baseband profiles in the database. If the comparing indicates a match between the baseband profile and one of the baseband profiles, the wireless device is classified under the known device type of the one of the baseband profiles, and the baseband profile is stored in the database under the known device type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Silverman, Amir H. Kamalizad, Jie C. Jiang
  • Patent number: 10945039
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for adjusting the priority of media assets scheduled to be recorded to reflect the current behavior and interests of the user. For example, a household with young children may have scheduled recordings for the DVR with a wide variety of television shows of different genres (e.g., Children's Shows, Sports Games, and Crime Procedurals) and as the children grow up, the preference may gradually shift towards other types of shows. As this shift of interest happens over time, it can be difficult or impossible for the user to change the priority of each of the media assets of the scheduled recordings each time the interests of the user changes an incremental amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael K. McCarty, Glen E. Roe
  • Patent number: 10939490
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide, for example, a Bluetooth connection method, the example method including sending, by a first terminal, a Bluetooth low energy BLE advertising message, where the BLE advertising message includes device information. A second terminal receives the BLE advertising message, and then obtains the device information. The second terminal then matches the device information with prestored device information and, if the device information successfully matches the prestored device information, initiates a classic Bluetooth connection request to the first terminal, where the first terminal then establishes a classic Bluetooth connection to the second terminal. Power consumption of BLE is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiaxin Li, Peng Zhao, Feng Chen, Yuanlei Sun, Xiyu Zhou
  • Patent number: 10937286
    Abstract: Remote actuation of machines or machine systems is realized by a system for coupling a radiobeacon to a smart device and in turn to a broader network. The smart device is configured as a proximity-actuated “community nodal device” by an application that operates as part of the system. The community nodal device is given instructions to function as a “soft switch”: to automatically “upswitch”, amplify, and broadcast low energy, local area radiobeacon “messages” to a cloud-based server, where the message is interpreted according to rules or policies established by an operator, and a command is transmitted for execution to a remote device. Conventional smart devices generally discard data not addressed to the owner of the smart device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: PB Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J Daoura, Nicholas R Pearson-Franks