Short Range Rf Communication Patents (Class 455/41.2)
  • Patent number: 10694530
    Abstract: An eNodeB transmits a high priority indicator within a licensed frequency band. In response to receiving the high priority indicator, other eNodeBs refrain from transmitting signals within an unlicensed frequency band. After determining that no other eNodeBs are transmitting signals within the unlicensed frequency band, the eNodeB transmitting the high priority indicator transmits signals to a user equipment (UE) device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Henry Chang, Amit Kalhan
  • Patent number: 10694437
    Abstract: A system and method includes a first audio-output device (e.g., a primary wireless in-ear device) connected to a second audio-output device (e.g., a secondary wireless in-ear device) using a first wireless connection. The first audio-output device is also connected to a third device (e.g., a smartphone or smart watch) using a second wireless connection. When the first and second audio-output devices exchange roles as primary and secondary, they first disconnect the second wireless connection and establish a third wireless connection between the second device and the third device. The first audio-output device sends packets stored thereon to the second audio-output device; the second audio-output device outputs audio corresponding to these packets before outputting audio corresponding to packets received from the third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Milos Jorgovanovic
  • Patent number: 10691788
    Abstract: Some methods can include a user device establishing a Bluetooth connection with a camera, the user device receiving a camera PIN from the camera via the Bluetooth connection, the user device generating and displaying a QR code including the camera PIN and a device PIN, the user device receiving a message from the camera via the Bluetooth connection, and the user device confirming that the message includes the device PIN. Some methods can include the camera establishing the Bluetooth connection with the user device, the camera transmitting the camera PIN to the user device via the Bluetooth connection, the camera capturing an image of the QR code including the camera PIN and the device PIN displayed on the user interface, the camera confirming that the QR code includes the camera PIN, and the camera transmitting a message including the device PIN to the user device via the Bluetooth connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan Paul Frenz
  • Patent number: 10687200
    Abstract: A method for connecting a master device with a slave device chosen from among several slave devices. The method includes: receiving advertising messages arising from several slave devices, the messages including respective selection data; comparing the selection data received; and connecting with at least one slave device as a function of a result of the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Herve Marchand, Fabrice Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10686883
    Abstract: Examples described herein include receiving from a first remote access device a first file comprising an attribute profile of a first Bluetooth low energy device. In some examples, the attribute profile may include a service and a characteristic associated with the service. Examples also include storing the first file in a manner associated with the first Bluetooth low energy device, providing a service that allows for a client device to perform a number of operations on the characteristic in the attribute profile, receiving a requested operation out of the number of operations, and transmitting the requested operation to the first remote access device. The client device may be remote from the first Bluetooth low energy device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Berend Dunsbergen, Peter Charles Mytton Thornycroft, Ankur Kamthe
  • Patent number: 10681199
    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: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    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: 10681638
    Abstract: A communication system and an IoT system are provided. The IoT system is applicable to a wireless network system including an access point. The IoT system includes a WiFi module and a GPIO device. The WiFi module is configured to connect to the access point. The GPIO device is configured to provide a plurality of wake-up signals to the WiFi module through a GPIO pin. A predetermined time period between any two of wake-up signals is greater than an interval between two delivery traffic indication messages from the access point. The WiFi module includes a timer and a power management unit, the power management unit drains power to transfer the WiFi module from a sleep mode to a normal mode after the timer receives the wake-up signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Dialog Semiconductor Korea Inc.
    Inventors: Beomjin Kim, David Cohen
  • Patent number: 10681549
    Abstract: A switching apparatus has a switching device and a radio module. The radio module is provided for the purpose of making available a piece of information about an operating state of the switching device in wirelessly retrievable fashion. The switching apparatus is distinguished at least in that the switching apparatus has a manual operating element that can be used to physically deactivate the radio module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventor: Georg Reidt
  • Patent number: 10681496
    Abstract: In an approach to locating nearby computing device users to participate in a fitness activity, one or more computer processors receive from a first computing device of a first user, a selection of a fitness activity and a request to locate at least one second computing device associated with at least one second user in a vicinity of the first computing device to join in a fitness activity. The approach includes one or more computer processors determining the at least one second computing device associated with the least one second user is located in the vicinity of the first computing device. Furthermore, the approach includes one or more computer processors determining directions for the first user and the at least one second user to meet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Liam M. Doherty, Benjamin T. Horwood
  • Patent number: 10679629
    Abstract: A device can perform device arbitration, even when the device is unable to communicate with a remote system over a wide area network (e.g., the Internet). Upon detecting a wakeword in an utterance, the device can wait a period of time for data to arrive at the device, which, if received, indicates to the device that another speech interface device in the environment detected an utterance. If the device receives data prior to the period of time lapsing, the device can determine the earliest-occurring wakeword based on multiple wakeword occurrence times, and may designate whichever device that detected the wakeword first as the designated device to perform an action with respect to the user speech. To account for differences in sound capture latency between speech interface devices, a pre-calculated time offset value can be applied to wakeword occurrence time(s) during device arbitration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanislaw Ignacy Pasko
  • Patent number: 10680761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system and, more particularly, to a method and an apparatus therefor, the method comprising the steps of: identifying a minimum storing area per data in a HARQ buffer on the basis of a TTI length; storing data for transmission of a wireless signal in the HARQ buffer on the basis of the minimum storing area per data; and transmitting the data in the HARQ buffer during a first TTI, wherein, when the data is retransmitted data, the minimum storing area per data is based on the length of a second TTI used for initial transmission of the data, and the length of the second TTI is different from the length of the first TTI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Suckchel Yang, Byounghoon Kim, Kijun Kim, Joonkui Ahn, Changhwan Park, Seonwook Kim
  • Patent number: 10674269
    Abstract: Embodiments include a communication system and method for establishing a wireless communication system. A method may comprise monitoring, by a first headset, a distance between the first headset and a second headset; when the distance between the first headset and the second headset is less than a predefined limit, establishing a voice channel between the first headset and the second headset; allowing voice communication via the voice channel between the first headset and the second headset, wherein the first headset and the second headset comprise a microphone and a speaker; and when the distance between the first headset and the second headset increases to greater than the predefined limit, ending the established voice channel between the first headset and the second headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Jan Riha
  • Patent number: 10673959
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media for accessing one or more services provided by one or more detected Internet of Things (“IoT”) devices are described. In embodiments, a mobile device may detect a plurality of IoT devices, obtain an identifier for each of the plurality of IoT devices based on the detection, and obtain an indicator for each of the plurality of IoT devices based at least in part on a corresponding one of the obtained identifiers, wherein each indicator may indicate a service type of a corresponding one of the plurality of IoT devices. The mobile device may generate a notification that indicates a plurality of services available to the mobile device based on each of the obtained indicators. The mobile device may access a service of the plurality of services, wherein the access may include utilization of a set of the plurality of IoT devices required to provide the service. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Edward Wang, Richard Chow
  • Patent number: 10674002
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that includes a wireless communication circuitry, and a controller operatively connected with the wireless communication circuitry. The controller is configured to obtain, from at least one of wireless external devices, information indicating whether each of the wireless external devices includes a microphone. In response to receiving a call connection event while the wireless communication circuitry is wirelessly connected with the at least one of the wireless external devices: when the obtained information indicates that only one of the wireless external devices includes a microphone, an audio input is obtained from the one of the wireless external devices that includes the microphone; and when the obtained information indicates that at least two of the wireless external devices each include a respective microphone, an audio input is selectively obtained from a microphone of one of the at least two wireless external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang-Kyu Park, Seung-Yup Lee, Jung-Ho Park, Soo-Ho Song
  • Patent number: 10674354
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wireless communication system using encrypted communication. In particular, the present invention provides a transmission of key data for encrypting or decrypting data by a plurality of independent wire-less transmission channels. Accordingly, encryption or decryption is performed by a combination of the key data transmitted by a plurality of the wireless transmission channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Corbett Rowell
  • Patent number: 10666312
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein includes an apparatus including an antenna, a number of endpoints using the antenna, and a co-existence manager configured to share the antenna among the plurality of endpoints by sending a resource request to one or more of the plurality of endpoints with at least one of a time for antenna resource use and a priority level for the antenna resource use request. Once the co-existence manager has received acknowledgement from the endpoints controlling use of the antenna resource, programming a scheduler with one or more scheduled events controlling access to the antenna by the plurality of wireless endpoints, wherein the scheduled events control one or more switches to connect the plurality of wireless endpoints to the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Charbel Khawand, Sean Russell Mercer, Paul Klies
  • Patent number: 10666782
    Abstract: An embodiment relates to a computing device for determining a signal quality of a communications connection, wherein the computing device is configured to receive a first signal of a test sequence of a first communications device and a second signal of a test sequence of a second communications device connected to the first communications device and comprised in a vehicle, and wherein the computing device is configured to determine at least one signal quality parameter of the first signal and of the second signal, respectively, and to determine settings and/or signal processing methods for a hands-free device of the vehicle on the basis of a comparison of at least one signal quality parameter of the respective first and second signals, whereby a signal quality of a signal to be transmitted by the first communications device to an external communications device is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Enrico Gahner
  • Patent number: 10659144
    Abstract: Massively distributed and low-cost Internet of things (IoT) gateways can be controlled by software-defined networking (SDN) protocols transferred via an autonomous mobile device (e.g., fly-by drone). The IoT gateways can comprise sensors that capture information that is transferred to the communication network via the autonomous mobile device. For example, the autonomous mobile device can wake the IoT gateways adaptively and perform data collection and/or configuration tasks. Further, the autonomous mobile device can deliver the collected data to network devices of the communication network and return for the next batch of IoT gateway data collections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, Bryan Lee Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10659248
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer program products for identifying a presence of a plurality of mobile devices at a geographic location; determining an entertainment option to be played at the geographic location based on the identified plurality of mobile devices; and based on the determination, selecting an entertainment option to be played at the geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Shoemaker, Michael I. Ingrassia, Jr., Nathaniel P. Hramits
  • Patent number: 10659941
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a Bluetooth transceiver configured to receive a packet transmitted to a Bluetooth mesh network via a radio-frequency signal. The apparatus also includes a processing device coupled to the Bluetooth transceiver. The processing device is configured to determine a strength of the radio-frequency signal. The processing device is also configured to determine a time period based on the measure of strength of the radio-frequency signal. The processing device is further configured to determine whether the Packet was received again during the time period. The processing device is further configured to transmit the Packet to the Bluetooth mesh network in response to determining that the Packet was not received again during the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Hulvey
  • Patent number: 10654448
    Abstract: This invention relates to security systems. Previously, vehicle vandals and thieves were difficult to stop. Embodiments of the present invention use a vehicle security system (100) includes at least two image capture devices (ICD), sensors, a global positioning system tracking module (GPSTM), a control module (CM), and a monitoring device. The ICD are positioned at predetermined locations of the vehicle for capturing and transmitting images of a target object. The CM receives the captured images and sensor data variables. The CM analyzes the received images and sensor data variables based on predefined criteria to trigger auxiliary units. The CM transmits the images and sensor data variables based on the predefined criteria to the monitoring device. A graphical user interface displays the images for monitoring the vehicle and notifies the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Nzube John Etonye
  • Patent number: 10652091
    Abstract: Personalization data such as settings and/or state is migrated across devices including mobile phones. Device personalizations are pushed to a cloud service or other mechanism for backup and subsequent transmission to other devices. The personalization data can later be employed to configure one or more other devices in the same manner as a first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Baribault, Larry A. Morris, John Mark Miller
  • Patent number: 10651984
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for managing access by a portable device to an in-vehicle router system (IVRS). The IVRS determines network access privilege of the portable device located within the vehicle. The portable device determines whether it is connected to a wireless access point (AP) of the IVRS or a rogue network. The portable device transmits a first token to the wireless AP, via a first communication link implementing a first protocol stack, to prompt the wireless AP to reply with a second token. The portable device receives the second token via a second communication link implementing a second protocol stack different than the first protocol stack between the portable device and the IVRS. The portable device determines whether the second token matches the first token. If the second token is determined to match the first token, the portable device authenticates the wireless AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Sivashankar Yoganathan, Anand Ganesan Kaygee, Michael David Dipperstein, Roy Lujan Soto
  • Patent number: 10651545
    Abstract: A data communications apparatus including a case. A power supply is secured inside the case. A router device is secured inside the case, the router device selectively receiving power from the power supply. The router device includes at least one cellular gateway for wide area network communication as well as being configured to enable at least one wireless network for local area network communication. An antenna array is in electrical communication with the router device, the antenna array including at least two cellular antennas and at least one wireless networking antenna. The first pair of cellular antennas are configured to support multiple input multiple output applications for the at least one cellular gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Plum Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Dawson Lee Williams
  • Patent number: 10642548
    Abstract: In a case where a printing apparatus receives print data using wireless communication in an access point mode, a user having input an instruction for starting operation in the access point mode is determined as a job owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Hosoda
  • Patent number: 10645559
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a Bluetooth connection method, including: sending, by a first terminal, a Bluetooth low energy BLE advertising message, where the BLE advertising message includes device information; receiving, by a second terminal, the BLE advertising message; obtaining, by the second terminal, the device information; matching, by the second terminal, the device information with prestored device information; if the device information successfully matches the prestored device information, initiating, by the second terminal, a classic Bluetooth connection request to the first terminal; and establishing, by the first terminal, a classic Bluetooth connection to the second terminal. Power consumption of BLE is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiaxin Li, Peng Zhao, Feng Chen, Yuanlei Sun, Xiyu Zhou, Jian Chen, Jun Yang, Ya Zhang, Bingjian Du
  • Patent number: 10638446
    Abstract: A method for operating a positioning system for acquiring the position of at least one mobile unit in a goods logistics facility and a corresponding positioning system are provided. The method includes determining first status information of a first user configuration of the positioning system stored on a first storage medium of a first unit, determining second status information of a second user configuration of the positioning system stored on a second storage medium of a second unit, transmitting the first status information from the first unit to the second unit via a wireless data connection, comparing the first status information with the second status information in the second unit, and generating at least one control message in the second unit if the first status information does not match the second status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Jungheinrich AG
    Inventors: Florian Grabbe, Stefan Ahrens, Sven-Ole Heise, Jan Kopelke, Tony Altmann
  • Patent number: 10638317
    Abstract: Provided is a processing device, including: a processing unit configured to perform an authentication process of authenticating a communication target device through communication of a first communication distance and perform a communication-based process with the authenticated communication target device through communication of a second communication distance shorter than the first communication distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu Hamada
  • Patent number: 10636066
    Abstract: Method for location and time specific commerce includes receiving an event request from a user using a mobile device; verifying an account of the user; obtaining a location of the user; obtaining a date and time of the request; retrieving merchandising information from one or more databases, according to the location of the user and said date and time of the request; and transmitting said merchandising information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Emma Proietti
  • Patent number: 10638401
    Abstract: Architectures, devices, systems and methods incorporating beacon transmissions that comply with a defined communications protocol having a digital identifier value and any associated message frames, sometimes termed a major value and a minor value, in which the transmissions incorporate sensor data encoded on the fly into one or more of the bitstrings of the protocol by a bitwise substitution process. Sensor data may include temperature, light intensity, smoke, voltage, sound, motion, displacement, acceleration, humidity, pressure, radiation, button-press stimulus event, compass direction, proximity, or other stimuli or sensor data, for example, and is more generally termed “contextual content”. According to relationships and permissions established by a receiving device and/or the system operator, look-up results are processed to configure notifications tied to the contextual content of the broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: PB, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J Daoura, Nick L. Pearson-Franks
  • Patent number: 10631345
    Abstract: Provided is a communication control device for controlling wireless communication among a plurality of communication apparatuses, including an identification information acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a first object corresponding to a first communication apparatus of the plurality of communication apparatuses, first identification information for identifying the first communication apparatus, and to acquire, from a second object corresponding to a second communication apparatus of the plurality of communication apparatuses, second identification information for identifying the second communication apparatus, an action recognition unit configured to recognize an action of coupling the first object with the second object, and a connection control unit configured to perform communication between the first communication apparatus and the second communication apparatus corresponding to the coupled first object and second object, respectively, based on the acquired first identification information and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Ito
  • Patent number: 10631148
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) refresh request. The processor may be further configured to identify one or more Quality of Service (QoS) classes for which, if an active communication session exists that is associated with at least one of the QoS classes, a SIM refresh should be rejected; access a database of active communication sessions associated with the UE device; determine that an active session, stored in the database of active communication sessions, is associated with at least one of the one or more QoS classes; and reject the SIM refresh request based on determining that the active session is associated with at least one of the one or more QoS classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepa Jagannatha, Taussif Khan
  • Patent number: 10629199
    Abstract: This disclosure describes, in part, techniques for implementing voice-enabled devices in vehicle environments to facilitate voice interaction with vehicle computing devices. Due to the differing communication capabilities of existing vehicle computing devices, the techniques described herein describe different communication topologies for facilitating voice interaction with the vehicle computing devices. In some examples, the voice-enabled device may be communicatively coupled to a user device, which may communicate with a remote speech-processing system to determine and perform operations responsive to the voice commands, such as conducting phone calls using loudspeakers of the vehicle computing device, streaming music to the vehicle computing device, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rangaprabhu Parthasarathy, Snehal G. Joshi, Arvind Mandhani, Dhananjay Motwani, Dibyendu Nandy, Hans Edward Birch-Jensen, Ambika Pajjuri
  • Patent number: 10630833
    Abstract: A display device according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise: a short-range communication unit for receiving a search request signal from a mobile terminal making a telephone call; a control unit for obtaining a connection state with the mobile terminal as the search request signal is received, and receiving an audio signal from the mobile terminal if the control unit is connected to the mobile terminal; and a display unit for displaying a result of a search on the basis of the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Soonhyung Hwang, Sijin Kim
  • Patent number: 10630777
    Abstract: The present disclosure teaches provision of a method that includes passing a data token from a first wirelessly connectable electronic nicotine delivery (END) device to a second wirelessly connectable END device. The method also includes using the token to control an aspect of the operation of a third wirelessly connectable device, the third wirelessly connectable device having an established communications relationship with the second wirelessly connectable END device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nicoventures Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Darryl Baker, Ross Oldbury
  • Patent number: 10631216
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and a communication terminal can carry out first wireless communication and second wireless communication. The first wireless communication is established when a distance between the information processing apparatus and the communication terminal is equal to or less than a first distance. The information processing apparatus determines whether data communication is to be carried out over the first wireless communication or the second wireless communication. When the data communication is to be carried out over the first wireless communication, the information processing apparatus carries out the data communication over the first wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sadaaki Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 10624028
    Abstract: A first Bluetooth device and a method performed thereby for operating in a network of Bluetooth devices, the first Bluetooth device being capable of operating according to at least two different configurations, wherein a first configuration is of lower functionality than a second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Piergiuseppe Di Marco, Roman Chirikov, Wei Shen
  • Patent number: 10623869
    Abstract: Various system embodiments comprise a plurality of devices configured to wirelessly communicate with each other. The plurality of devices includes a battery-operated hearing aid configured to communicate with another device using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless communication technology. A BLE tester is configured to test the hearing aid for the performance of BLE wireless communication via a wireless link. One embodiment uses a wireless test mode as a diagnostic tool for analyzing the wireless communication environment, such as when the communication with the hearing aid is interfered in a noisy environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Solum, Beau Jay Polinske, Stephen Paul Flood
  • Patent number: 10621634
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are described for an application independent DEX/UCS interface (AIDI). The AIDI is a “plug and play” DEX/UCS solution that removes the requirement for developers to know the structure, function, and format of DEX/UCS transaction sets and to make the DEX/UCS process independent from the existing business logic of many mobile applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Philip P. Pape
  • Patent number: 10624142
    Abstract: A communication device is described as including: a first wireless interface; a second wireless interface; a processor; and a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the communication device to: receive, via the second wireless interface, a connection request from a first external device; after receiving the connection request from the first external device, establish, via the first wireless interface, a connection with a second external device, wherein the second external device is different from the first external device; transmit information to the second external device, wherein the information prevents the second external device from establishing, via the second wireless interface, a connection with the communication device; and establish, via the second wireless interface, a connection with the first external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotaka Asakura, Hiroshi Shibata
  • Patent number: 10616765
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for concealing identifying data that may be used to identify a beacon or device in broadcasts unless an observer device is able to directly or indirectly, via an authorized resolver device, translate an encrypted broadcast into the identifiable information. The wireless security scheme disclosed herein also pertains to resolving the concealed data messages to obtain the identifiable information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alon Ziv, Marcel Yung, Avinatan Hassidim, Yossi Matias
  • Patent number: 10616909
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device-to-device (D2D) operation method performed by means of a terminal in a wireless communication system. In the method, uplink transmission and D2D transmission are determined to be contended or not. If the uplink transmission and the D2D transmission are contended, the D2D transmission is determined to be performed or not. And if the D2D transmission is determined to be performed, the D2D transmission is performed. The D2D transmission is determined to be performed or not on the basis of the priority of the uplink transmission and the priority of the D2D transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Jaewook Lee, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10614445
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for facilitating customers' mobile devices to conduct proximity-based payments to reduce the friction of conducting payments from one party to another. In some embodiments, a customer's mobile device can detect another mobile device that is in proximity. For example, the detected device may be in the same wireless personal area network as the customer's device. The customer's device can verify with a payment service system (PSS) that the detected device is associated with a financial account. The customer's device can prompt, via a user interface, the customer to select the detected mobile device for a payment. The customer's device can also confirm an amount for the payment with the customer. Thereafter, the customer's device can cause (e.g., by transmitting communication signals to the PSS) the amount to be transferred from a financial account associated with the customer's device to the financial account associated with the detected device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Dorsey, Brian Grassadonia, Robert Andersen
  • Patent number: 10609535
    Abstract: The present invention provides a blue-tooth communication system and broadcasting methods thereof. The broadcasting method includes: firstly, detecting N blue-tooth receivers in a blue-tooth range of a blue-tooth transmitter, wherein N is a positive integer; and broadcasting a data package by the blue-tooth transmitter in a first transmission timing window; then respectively receiving N acknowledgement packages from the blue-tooth receiver by the blue-tooth transmitter in a plurality of reception timing windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Li-Wei Chang, Chung-I Lee
  • Patent number: 10609161
    Abstract: A method for controlling operation of an internet of things device includes: controlling, by a processor, a first device to be in an on state and controlling the processor to be in a sleep mode when the processor determines that a user is located outside a place object; receiving, by the processor, a control signal from the first device and waking up to an operation mode; controlling, by the processor, a second device to be in an on state, wherein the second device is installed in an entrance side of the place object and detects a user's entry into the place object; controlling, by the processor, the processor to be connected to an external control device, controlling the first device and the second device to be in an off state, and controlling a third device to be in an on state when the user's entry into the place object is detected; and detecting, by the processor, whether the user is located inside the place object using an output of the third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyoung Shin, Hui Sung Lee, Youngwook Song, Kichang Yi
  • Patent number: 10602229
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer-readable medium provide control of set top box volume based on mobile device events. The apparatus may execute a process that includes controlling a volume setting of an audio amplifier to output audio content to the one or more audio or audio/visual devices. A connection event signal from a mobile device is received via a wireless radio frequency receiver. The connection event signal indicates a call state of the mobile device. In response to receiving the connection event signal, a received signal strength indication associated with the connection event signal obtained. A volume setting that corresponds to the obtained received signal strength indication is determined. The volume setting output to the audio amplifier is adjusted according to the determined volume setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Yong Liang, Hongbin Zhou, Qi Wang, Wanting Yang, Min Wei
  • Patent number: 10601818
    Abstract: Enhance authentication techniques may include receiving credential data of a secondary device by a primary device, generating a cryptogram using the credential data of the secondary device, and transmitting the cryptogram to an access device to request for authorization to use an account associated with a user of the primary device. The authorization can be granted based on verification of the cryptogram and an interaction activity pattern of interactions between the primary device and a set of communication devices including the secondary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Eric Le Saint, Dominique Fedronic, Christian Aabye
  • Patent number: 10601491
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes apparatuses and methods of performance-based antenna selection for user devices. In some aspects, a user device includes a transceiver having a first receiver, as well as second and third receivers. The transceiver is coupled to a first antenna to enable communication via the first antenna and the second receiver is coupled to the second antenna to enable reception via the second antenna. The third receiver is coupled to a third antenna to enable monitoring of performance of the third antenna. Based on a comparison of respective performance of the first antenna and the third antenna, the first antenna or third antenna is coupled the transceiver to enable subsequent communication. By monitoring and comparing respective performance of the antennas before antenna switching is implemented, a better-performing antenna of the two antennas can be selected for coupling to the transceiver without impacting communication performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vimalkaushik Natarajan, Gregory Redmond Black, Vijay L. Asrani
  • Patent number: 10597928
    Abstract: A barrier operator feature enhancement device is designed to provide one or more features found in modern barrier operator devices and to incorporate those features into a previously installed barrier operator system. To facilitate ease of use, the barrier operator feature enhancement device can communicate with a large variety of barrier operators. Such communication may be wireless or wired, depending on the communication protocol implemented by a particular previously installed barrier operator. To facilitate the ease of installation, the device is designed to configure itself to operate with the communication protocol of the previously installed barrier operator. Once configured to be able to communicate with the previously installed barrier operator, the feature enhancement device works with the barrier operator to provide one or more additional features to enhance the capabilities of the previously installed barrier operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Chamberlain Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Casparus Cate, James Joseph Fitzgibbon, Robert R. Keller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10600312
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring a security sensor are provided. Some methods can include receiving user input identifying a configuration setting of the security sensor through a user input device located on the security sensor, identifying the configuration setting based on the user input, transmitting a registration message to a security system control panel identifying the configuration setting, and operating in accordance with the configuration setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Min Chao Zhao, Yu Lin Li, Ting Li