Short Range Rf Communication Patents (Class 455/41.2)
  • Patent number: 10290204
    Abstract: A maintenance system for a door arrangement. The door arrangement includes a door member and a drive unit configured to drive the door member. The maintenance system includes a control device comprising a motor control unit configured to control the drive unit and a non-temporary memory configured to store door data, a central maintenance data memory comprising maintenance data for at least one of configuring, monitoring and modifying the control device, a first bidirectional data connection, a second bidirectional data connection, and a mobile maintenance device. The door data is retrievable from the non-temporary memory. The mobile maintenance device is configured to be coupled to the non-temporary memory of the control device via the first bidirectional data connection to maintain the door arrangement, and to be directly or indirectly coupled to the central maintenance memory via the second bidirectional data connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FRABA B.V.
    Inventors: Andre Quaiser, Bernd Kagerer
  • Patent number: 10291660
    Abstract: There is provided an instance of a client application enabling a first user terminal to access a packet-based communication system to conduct voice or video calls over a packet-based network. The client application is configured to receive an input from one or more audio and/or video input transducers of the first terminal, and to operate in conjunction with one or more other instances of the client application executed on one or more respective second terminals so as to participate in an analysis of the one or more inputs in relation to an input from one or more audio and/or video input transducers of the one or more second terminals; thereby enabling selection of one of the first and second terminals for use by a near-end user in conducting a call with a far-end user of a third user terminal via the respective client instance and packet-based communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SKYPE
    Inventors: Derek MacDonald, Manrique Brenes
  • Patent number: 10291269
    Abstract: A power amplification module includes a first input terminal arranged to receive a first transmission signal in a first frequency band, a second input terminal arranged to receive a second transmission signal in a second frequency band higher than the first frequency band, a first amplification circuit that amplifies the first transmission signal, a second amplification circuit that amplifies the second transmission signal, a first filter circuit located between the first input terminal and the first amplification circuit, and a second filter circuit located between the second input terminal and the second amplification circuit. The first filter circuit is a low-pass filter that allows the first frequency band to pass therethrough and that attenuates a harmonic of the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal. The second filter circuit is a high-pass filter that allows the second frequency band to pass therethrough and that attenuates the first transmission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Tsutsui, Satoshi Tanaka, Hidenori Obiya
  • Patent number: 10292051
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically terminating access or initiating a logout session for a restricted access system by determining that an authorized user has left the vicinity of the restricted access system. The authorized user preferably carries a wireless transmitter which transmits an authorization signal. When the authorized user leaves the vicinity of the restricted access system after logging in, the signal is no longer received by a wireless receiver or too weak of a signal, such that an access control system in communication with the wireless receiver automatically causes the restricted access system to initiate a logout action in order to prevent or reduce the chance of an unauthorized user gaining access to the restricted access system. In one embodiment the signal strength from the authorization signal at the time of logon is used as a baseline signal strength for future calculations that determine when to initiate an automatic termination of access to the restricted access system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: COLLATERAL OPPORTUNITIES, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Howard Kusens, Michael Kusens
  • Patent number: 10282344
    Abstract: In one example a sensor module comprises at least one sensor and a controller communicatively coupled to the at least one sensor by a communication bus, the controller comprising logic, at least partially including hardware logic, configured to generate a signal to configure the at least one sensor in a notify power state mode and place the signal on a communication bus coupled to the at least one sensor. Other examples may be described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sundar Iyer, Rajasekaran Andiappan, Ajaya V. Durg, Kenneth P. Foust, Bruce L. Fleming
  • Patent number: 10284026
    Abstract: A power supply device includes a first communication antenna, a second communication antenna, a power supply antenna for power supply to a power receiving device, a communication control unit to control sharing processing via the first communication antenna and establishment processing of establishing the communication via the second communication antenna with the power receiving device with information shared by the sharing processing, a power supply control unit to control authentication processing for the power supply to the power receiving device and power supply processing of performing the power supply to the power receiving device authenticated by the authentication processing, and a control unit configured to control the sharing processing and the authentication processing to be performed alternately, wherein, in a case where the power supply processing starts before completion of the establishment processing, the power supply stops and the sharing processing is performed again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yudai Fukaya
  • Patent number: 10284493
    Abstract: Arrangements described herein relate to accessing a cloud based service. Responsive to a user of a first communication device initiating access to the cloud based service via the first communication device, a prompt for a valid password to be entered to access the cloud based service can be received by the first communication device. Responsive to the valid password required to access the cloud based service not being stored on the first communication device, the first communication device can automatically retrieve the valid password from a second communication device via a peer-to-peer ad hoc communication link between the first communication device and the second communication device. The valid password can be automatically provided, by the first communication device, to a login service for the cloud based service to obtain access by the first communication device to the cloud based service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ansuman Satpathy, Haitang Wang
  • Patent number: 10285057
    Abstract: A mobile hub can receive from a mobile device a request to authenticate a user of the mobile device with the mobile hub. Responsive to receiving the request, a user profile of the user stored on the mobile hub can be identified. A first of a plurality of mobile networks indicated in the user profile as being available to the user can be identified. The first mobile network can satisfy at least one user specified criterion associated with the user profile. A subscriber authentication associated with the user profile can be selected. The subscriber authentication can be configured to authenticate the user with the first of the plurality of mobile networks and configured to be processed by the first mobile device to automatically establish presence on the first mobile network. The subscriber authentication can be communicated to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susan J. Christian, Alan D. Emery, Arvind Sathi, Fernando M. Siqueira, Mathews Thomas
  • Patent number: 10284700
    Abstract: A method for data communication in a vehicle between an in-vehicle device and a mobile device coupled with the vehicle includes transmitting, by the in-vehicle device, data via a data bus of the vehicle to an in-vehicle data communication device, a first data protocol being used for this purpose, in which an arbitration occurs. The data communication device converts the data, and the data communication device transmits the converted data via a data link to the mobile device. A second data protocol is used in the data transmission from the in-vehicle data communication device to the mobile device, in which no arbitration occurs. A data communication device by which the method of the invention may be implemented is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Lars Scholz, Martin Fesefeldt, Martin Wuschke
  • Patent number: 10277388
    Abstract: A portable millimeter-wave wireless communications device relies on millimeter-wave spectrum for wireless communications. The millimeter-wave device may be a smart-phone, a laptop computer or a tablet computer. The millimeter-wave device may be a module that is added to an existing portable device such as a smart-phone, a laptop computer or a tablet computer to provide millimeter-wave communications capability. The module may be incorporated into a protective encapsulating case of such portable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Phazr, Inc.
    Inventors: Farooq Khan, Eran Pisek, Khurram Muhammad, Robert Daniels, Shadi Abu-Surra, Oren Eliezer, Sidharth Balasubramanian, Rakesh Taori
  • Patent number: 10278222
    Abstract: Devices and methods are provided for determining the proximity of client nodes within a wireless-enabled communication environment. A first client node comprises a database containing identification data associated with a plurality of wireless network access nodes and fingerprint data associated with the client node and a plurality of second client nodes. As the fingerprint information is updated, it is processed by the first client node to identify second client nodes that have matching, or similar, fingerprint information. Those that do are determined to be within a viable device-to-device (D2D) communication range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Gwyn Steer, Dongsheng Yu, Robert Novak
  • Patent number: 10271211
    Abstract: In a communication control method for wireless communication between a first communication device and a second communication device through a wireless communication unit, identification information is notified from the second communication device to the first communication device by using a communication unit other than the wireless communication unit. Wireless communication between the first and second communication devices is performed by the wireless communication unit using the first communication parameter shared in advance, and authentication processing based on identification information is performed. When authentication is acquired by this authentication processing, the second communication parameter to be set with respect to a wireless communication unit is shared by the first and second communication devices through the above wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kenichi Fujii
  • Patent number: 10268426
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a first communication portion configured to wirelessly communicate with a terminal and a second communication portion configured to carry out near field communication with a terminal. A communication distance between the second communication portion and the terminal is shorter than a communication distance between the first communication portion and the terminal. The image processing apparatus further includes an adjustment portion configured to adjust a communication-established distance over which the first communication portion establishes communication with the terminal so as to match with a specific position at which the second communication portion establishes communication with the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Akira Ohhata, Hisataka Funakawa, Tomoo Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 10271208
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to security schemes for device-to-device (hereinafter referred to as “D2D”) discovery and D2D group communication in performing proximity based service (hereinafter referred to as “prose”), prose discovery, prose communication, and D2D group communication in a mobile communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyungjoo Suh
  • Patent number: 10271294
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes: a wireless communication module configured to receive a plurality of notification signals that are successively transmitted from another wireless communication device; and a processor that is connected to the wireless communication module, the processor calculating a clock error between a clock in the wireless communication device and a clock in the other wireless communication device based on one or more of the notification signals that are received, and determining a timing at which to make the wireless communication module ready to receive a next notification signal from the other wireless communication device in accordance with the calculated clock error and a time interval at which the next notification signal will be transmitted from the other wireless communication device, the time interval being a predetermined fixed time interval or contained in the notification signal that has been received immediately prior to the next notification signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Yamada
  • Patent number: 10268935
    Abstract: A tape printing apparatus includes an input unit for performing editing, a temporary storage unit configured to temporarily store editing information being edited by the tape printing apparatus, and an editing-information transmitting unit configured to transmit the editing information to a portable terminal when a first operation button included in the input unit is operated in a state in which the editing information is stored in the temporary storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tsutomu Yamada
  • Patent number: 10270845
    Abstract: A content management system enriches contact records obtained from a client device using user records stored on the content management system. The content management system receives contact records from a client device authorized on a user account of the content management system. The content management system compares contact records with user profiles stored on the content management system. The content management system matches contact records with user profiles of user accounts with which at least one sharing event occurred between the user account and the user account on which the client device is authorized. The content management system identifies a matching user profile corresponding to the contact record. The content management system determines modification information for modifying the contact record based upon the matching user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Dwan, Alon Levi
  • Patent number: 10264655
    Abstract: A luminaire includes a light source; a storage for storing sound wave data which is predetermined; a microphone that detects sound; a communication circuit that communicates with a master controller; and a controller that performs pairing of the luminaire with the master controller via the communication circuit. The controller obtains sound wave data from the sound detected by the microphone, and performs the pairing when the sound wave data obtained matches the sound wave data stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsumi Setomoto, Kentaro Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 10263578
    Abstract: A power amplifier with adjustable voltage standing wave ratio is described which comprises an amplifier unit, a coupler configured to obtain an incident power and a coupled reflected power, and a power control unit. The power control unit is configured to control the amplifier unit. The power control unit has two power detectors configured to provide actuating variables which correspond to the incident power and the reflected power, respectively. The power control unit comprises two digital potentiometers which are configured to variably weight the actuating variables wherein the power control unit is configured to determine a control variable for the amplifier unit based on the actuating variables such that a predetermined power level related to a set value of the voltage standing wave ratio is not exceeded by the incident power and/or the reflected power. Further, a radio frequency electronic device and a method are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Raimon Goeritz
  • Patent number: 10264434
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a first communication unit that performs communication conforming to Transport Discovery Service specifications based on Bluetooth low energy and a second communication unit that performs communication based on a non-Bluetooth low energy communication method, wherein, in a case where the communication apparatus is in a state in which communication with another communication apparatus based on non-Bluetooth low energy communication method is not performed, the first communication unit does not transmit an advertising packet or transmits an advertising packet in which a value of Transport State Bits is set to “Temporarily Unavailable”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Wataru Tachiwa
  • Patent number: 10264464
    Abstract: A base station will be configured to provide service on a host carrier that has a particular frequency range and, concurrently, on a guest carrier that has a narrower frequency range and that is defined as a portion of and fully within the host-carrier's frequency range. With this arrangement, a portion of the host-carrier's air interface resources would thus also be air interface resources of the guest carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Roger Bartlett, Arun Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 10257848
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A base station may communicate with multiple user equipments (UEs) in a wireless system supporting directional transmission in shared spectrum (e.g., in millimeter wave (mmW) spectrum). The base station may contend for the channel (e.g., using a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure) and, upon success, transmit a directional channel reservation (CR) signal to each of the multiple UEs. The CR signal may reserve the channel for a specific time period and indicate a start time, an end time, or both. The UE may respond with another CR transmission. In some examples, the base station may transmit CR signals to each of the UEs in a single burst transmission. In other examples, the base station may transmit CR signals to the UEs sequentially, so that if a UE does not respond, the reserved time may be allotted to another UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Tao Luo, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 10257877
    Abstract: A Bluetooth pairing method in an electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting a change of a switching state of a switch of the electronic device, selecting a Bluetooth Device (BD) address according to the changed switching state among a plurality of stored BD addresses, and applying the selected BD address to a Bluetooth pairing. The method can facilitate Bluetooth pairing to selectable types of host devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Geun Lee
  • Patent number: 10251067
    Abstract: Periodic Radio Resource Management (RRM) reporting from user equipments (UEs) is beneficial for a network to efficiently select a carrier with a cleaner channel to serve the UEs. To enable periodic RRM reporting from UEs, periodic beacon signal transmission for UE measurements is necessary. However, in a shared spectrum, precise periodic transmission cannot be guaranteed due to channel contention. A method of transmission with periodic time windows for beacon signal transmission is proposed to resolve potential issues. Under the proposed solution, beacon signal can be transmitted in a certain periodic fashion without frequent physical layer signaling. Furthermore, periodic beacon signal transmission for measurements can be kept with low transmission failure rate due to channel contention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: HFI Innovation INC.
    Inventors: Pei-Kai Liao, Weidong Yang, Chien-Chang Li, Bo-Si Chen
  • Patent number: 10250692
    Abstract: A code is generated by a primary cloud server and sent to a device to be controlled (controlee). The code is displayed and a user speaks the code to a controller device, such as a voice assistant (VA). The controller sends the spoken code via a third party server to the primary server and if the primary server identifies the code as being correct, a first step is complete. The controlee then generates a second code, sends it to the primary server and also displays it for a user to speak it to the controller, which sends the spoken second code to the primary server via the third party server. If the primary server identifies the second code as being correct, pairing is authorized between the controller and controlee. The first and second steps should be completed within a timeout period to be valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bibhudendu Mohapatra, Max Jianhua Wu, Lobrenzo Wingo, Peter Andris Vanags
  • Patent number: 10251032
    Abstract: A method for sharing data in a transmitting-side electronic device communicating with a receiving-side electronic device is provided. The method includes connecting a voice call with the receiving-side electronic device; obtaining a sharing object to be shared with the receiving-side electronic device; and transmitting data corresponding to the sharing object to the receiving-side electronic device through a data session formed based on information related to the voice call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-kih Hong, Min-Seok Kim, Ho-Jun Lee, Su-Jeong Lim, Deok-Ho Kim, Cheol-Ju Hwang, Yeul-Tak Sung
  • Patent number: 10250582
    Abstract: Representative embodiments disclose unique mechanisms to use beacons to provide access to cloud services. In order to access the cloud services a user presents a beacon identifier obtained from a beacon in geographic proximity to a user device used by the user. An authentication service receives the beacon identifier and issues an authentication challenge to the user. Upon successfully completing the authentication challenge, the user is granted access to the cloud service. Authentication challenges can include single factor, two factor, or nominal security challenges. Some embodiments require the device to submit GPS data verifying the location of the device. Some embodiments check user identifying information against a set of approved users. Some embodiments allow a user's device to act as a beacon to access the cloud service. Cloud services can include a wide variety of collaboration, productivity, help, mapping and other services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Kaushik Ramaiah Narayanan
  • Patent number: 10244476
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for reducing power consumption in a PAAK vehicle system. An example vehicle includes a main BLE module for communication with a mobile device acting as a vehicle key, a plurality of BLE antenna modules (BLEAMs), and a processor. The processor is configured for determining that the mobile device is within a threshold range of the vehicle for a threshold time period, and responsively reducing power consumption of one or more of the plurality of BLEAMs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vivekanandh Elangovan, David McNabb, Hamid M. Golgiri
  • Patent number: 10244123
    Abstract: The present utility model relates to a master-salve wireless doorbell intercom system, comprising an indoor unit and an outdoor unit, wherein the indoor unit comprises a first power management unit, a first microprocessor, a first communication module and a first voice module, with both the first power management unit and the first communication module being electrically connected to the first microprocessor, and the first voice module being electrically connected to the first communication module; and, the outdoor unit comprises a second power management unit, a second microprocessor, a second communication module, a third communication module and a second voice module, with the second communication module and the third communication module being communicatively connected to the first communication module, respectively. The present utility model makes use of the intercom technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Guangdong Sanzhu Technology Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Liu
  • Patent number: 10243605
    Abstract: A short-range wireless communication apparatus is disclosed. The short-range wireless communication apparatus comprises: multiple connection devices and a control device. The connection devices are capable of simultaneously connecting multiple communication interfaces to a communication counterparty apparatus to enable sound data transfer. When the control device determines that, in cases where the communication interfaces are communicably connected, there arises a request to start outputting the sound data transferred by one of the communication interfaces, the control device disconnects another one of the communication interfaces while keeping the one of the communication interfaces connected and causes a sound data output device to output the sound data transferred from the communication counterparty apparatus by the one of the communication interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuuji Sakata
  • Patent number: 10243906
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing notification information in an electronic device is provided. The method includes receiving a message when a message reception notification is limited. The method also includes providing a reception notification for the message selectively based on one or more of sender information of the message and whether the message includes notification setting information or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan-Pyo Park, Sung-Wang Kim
  • Patent number: 10237714
    Abstract: A method and a system for Bluetooth communication, and an electronic device are disclosed. The method includes: acquiring data packets from a data source device by means of data interception within at least a portion of a time period in a Bluetooth communication process, wherein the data interception is a working mode that allows unidirectional acquisition of data packets delivered by the data source device in the Bluetooth communication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SMARTECH WORLDWIDE LIMITED
    Inventors: Yunhe Fu, Martin Yeung-Kei Chui, Mid Wang
  • Patent number: 10237357
    Abstract: A first advertise signal from a first external apparatus is received. A connection request is transmitted to the first external apparatus in response to the received first advertise signal. A connection is established with the first external apparatus, and a predetermined function is executed by using the established connection. In a case where the first advertise signal is received and an error relating to the predetermined function occurs before a connection with the first external apparatus is established, a connection request is transmitted to the first external apparatus to establish a connection with the first external apparatus and transmits a notification indicating that the error occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shuya Kaechi
  • Patent number: 10237695
    Abstract: A first wireless device determines whether the first wireless device is in a specified proximity to a second wireless device based on a signal wirelessly transmitted by the second wireless device. Based on information transmitted by the second wireless device, it is determined whether the first wireless device shares a common interest with the second wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: William Anthony Gage, Biswaroop Mukherjee, Robert Novak
  • Patent number: 10237822
    Abstract: In some embodiments, automatic selective enablement of a wireless interface is provided. In some embodiments, a first device such as a recording device broadcasts a notification via a first wireless interface. The notification may be received by a second device such as a network device, which activates a second wireless interface in response. In some embodiments, the second device may transmit a notification via the first wireless interface to indicate that the second wireless interface has been activated. In response to receiving such a notification, the first device may activate its own second wireless interface in order to complete the connection and transmit a data record to the second device. In some embodiments, the first wireless interface is a low-power wireless interface, and the second wireless interface is a high-power wireless interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AXON ENTERPRISE, INC.
    Inventors: Mark A. Hanchett, Anthony G. Huang, Tyler J. Conant, Marcus William Lee Womack, Nache D. Shekarri, James Norton Reitz
  • Patent number: 10237901
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for connecting with a controlled smart device. The method includes: obtaining wireless communication schemes, each of which allows connecting with the controlled smart device currently; determining a first wireless communication scheme with a highest priority among the wireless communication schemes, according to priorities corresponding respectively to the wireless communication schemes; and sending a connecting request to the controlled smart device, by adopting the first wireless communication scheme with the highest priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Pengfei Zhang, Yongfeng Xia, Jun Su
  • Patent number: 10237064
    Abstract: This disclosure involves the notion of using physical objects to generate public key-based authenticators and, in particular, to use “everyday” physical objects to create a generator seed for a key generator that will use that seed to generate a key pair comprising a public key, and its associated private key. In a preferred approach, the physical object is used to create a digital representation (of the physical object) that, together with some uniqueness associated to the user, gives rise to a key generator seed value. Without knowledge of (a) the physical object itself, (b) how the physical object characteristic is converted (to a digital representation), and (c) the uniqueness value, an attacker cannot reproduce the key generator seed (or the key(s) generated from that seed).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Robert Hoy, Sreekanth Ramakrishna Iyer, Kaushal Kiran Kapadia, Ravi Krishnan Muthukrishnan, Nataraj Nagaratnam
  • Patent number: 10231212
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatuses for providing a visual notification indicative of a status of a mobile device and controlling a function of the mobile device while charging the mobile device. The apparatus may receive electronic information indicative of a status of the mobile device. The apparatus may determine the status of the mobile device based on the electronic information indicative of the status of the mobile device. The apparatus may provide a visual notification based on the status and configure a command button to control the function of the mobile device based on the status. Further, in response to actuation of the command button, the apparatus may instruct the mobile device to perform the function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Larry Blumer
  • Patent number: 10231087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a terminal and a communication method of the same. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a communication method of a remote terminal may include: transmitting, to a relay terminal, a request message comprising ProSe (proximity based service) per-packet priority associated with a TMGI (temporary mobile group identity); and receiving, from the relay terminal, a MBMS traffic transmitted based on the ProSe per-packet priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngkyo Baek, Sunghoon Kim, Hoyeon Lee, Sung Hwan Won, Songyean Cho, Erik Guttman
  • Patent number: 10228437
    Abstract: Wireless electronic devices suitable for tracking a terrestrial object within a close range, and more particularly, an object in continuous or intermittent movement which is bearing a specific device. A device and method for tracking the bearer of a specific electronic device, in an open or closed space using a second device connected to the first by a data link. Methods for determining the exact coordinates of the bearer in movement in a Cartesian plane centered on the second device which may also be itself in movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Arnaud Roquel
    Inventor: Arnaud Roquel
  • Patent number: 10225840
    Abstract: A distributed antenna and backhaul system provide network connectivity for a small cell deployment. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications and existing power line infrastructure. Above ground backhaul connections via power lines and line-of-sight millimeter-wave band signals as well as underground backhaul connections via buried electrical conduits can provide connectivity to the distributed base stations. An overhead millimeter-wave system can also be used to provide backhaul connectivity. Modules can be placed onto existing infrastructure, such as streetlights and utility poles, and the modules can contain base stations and antennas to transmit the millimeter-waves to and from other modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10225800
    Abstract: A portable device control method and a device are described herein. The method includes establishing, by a first device using a wireless communications technology, a connection to a second device when the first device discovers the second device; determining, by the first device, a user is in a first scene mode, wherein the first scene mode is a motion status, a health detection status or a sleep status; determining, by the first device based on a preset execution policy, an execution device of a first application; and sending, by the first device to the second device, an instruction message for executing the first application when the execution device is the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhenwei Shan
  • Patent number: 10223054
    Abstract: A communication device may, in response to a wireless link via the first wireless interface being established with a terminal device while the communication device is a parent station state, receive a predetermined signal from the terminal device via the second wireless interface. If the predetermined signal is received from the terminal device, shifting communication device from the parent station state to a specific state where the communication device does not operate as a parent station. The communication device is maintained in the parent station state if the predetermined signal is not received from the terminal device even if the wireless link via the first wireless interface has been established with the terminal device. After shifting the communication device to the specific state, establishing a first wireless connection via the second wireless interface with the terminal device so as to participate in a second wireless network as a child station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoshi Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Yusuke Shimada, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10225873
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed for establishing authenticated Bluetooth Low Energy communication session between a slave device and a master device. The slave device lacks ability to control which mater device can connect to it; however, the after connection authentication process enables a slave device to terminate connection with unauthenticated master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Arun C Menon, Sreeharsha Srinivas H Iyengar, Sandeep Kamath
  • Patent number: 10218070
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a tuning system for a communication device having an antenna, where the tuning system includes at least one first tunable element connected with at least one radiating element of the antenna for tuning the antenna where the adjusting of the at least one first tunable element is based on at least one of a use case associated with the communication device and location information associated with the communication device, and a matching network having at least one second tunable element coupled at a feed point of the antenna, wherein the matching network receives control signals for adjusting the at least one second tunable element to tune the matching network. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Matthew Russell Greene, Keith Ronald Manssen, Gregory Mendolia
  • Patent number: 10219166
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using beacon signals are described. One or more sectorized base stations are used in some embodiments to transmit beacon signals into zones, e.g., each zone being at least partially covered by one or more beacon signals. Use of sectorized base stations allows a single base station, e.g., a Bluetooth or other base station capable of transmitting beacon signals, to cover a number of different zones avoiding the need for multiple different beacon transmitters at different locations to establish different beacon coverage areas. Sectorization of a Bluetooth base station and the ability to remotely or locally configure the base station allows for great flexibility to use beacon signals in stores or other locations without the need for numerous individual battery powered beacon transmitters at floor or display level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mist Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Friday, Neal Dante Castagnoli, Randall Wayne Frei
  • Patent number: 10218875
    Abstract: A communication device may receive a first specific signal from a terminal device via an NFC interface, determine whether the first specific signal includes install information, change an operation mode of the NFC interface from Reader mode to CE mode in a case where it is determined that the first specific signal does not include the install information, change the operation mode of the NFC interface from Reader mode to Writer mode in a case where it is determined that the first specific signal includes the install information, supply first identification information to the NFC interface in a case where the NFC interface operates in CE mode, and supply specific information different from the first identification information to the NFC interface in a case where the NFC interface operates in Writer mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirotaka Asakura
  • Patent number: 10219288
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for controlling coexistence interference within a device in a wireless communication system. The method discloses the following steps: performing triggering, in which a transmission, which is generated in a terminal, in a first frequency band of a first network system requests controlling of interference on a reception, which is generated in the terminal, in a second frequency band of a second network system; transmitting to a base station support information including information on a time section that can or cannot be used by the first network system of the second network system, due to the interference; and receiving from the base station reply information for accepting or denying interference control as a reply to the support information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Jae Hyun Ahn, Ki Bum Kwon, Myung Cheul Jung
  • Patent number: 10219204
    Abstract: A method for obtaining content of service information is provided. The method includes detecting service network information associated with a wireless network provided by a service information provider, obtaining an identifier included in the service network information, determining whether the identifier is stored in a database, and if it is determined that the identifier is stored in the database, obtaining the content of service information based on a corresponding relation between the identifier and the content of service information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Yin Wang, Yibin Xiong
  • Patent number: 10211518
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes an external interface body, an antenna assembly, and a first filter unit. The antenna assembly includes a first antenna, a second antenna, and a diplexer. The external interface body is disposed in an antenna clearance area defined by the first antenna and the second antenna. The diplexer is connected to the first antenna, the second antenna, and a feed of a board of the mobile terminal. The first filter unit is disposed between the first antenna and the external interface body and is connected to a first circuit board of the external interface body to reduce interference from the external interface body to the antenna assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Qing Wu, Yuanbin Xiang