Short Range Rf Communication Patents (Class 455/41.2)
  • Patent number: 12045688
    Abstract: A system includes a reader having a first Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device and a barcode scanner having a second BLE device. The first BLE device includes a first advertiser and a first listener, and the second BLE device includes a second advertiser and a second listener. The first advertiser of the reader is configured to broadcast a first beacon signal. The barcode scanner is configured to: detect, by the second listener, the first beacon signal and in response to detecting the first beacon signal, generate an alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Robert W. DiGiovanna
  • Patent number: 12043297
    Abstract: A driving operation management system includes: an operator information accumulation unit that accumulates operator information; a mobile object information acquisition unit that acquires mobile object information; a driving operation reception unit that receives a driving operation of the operator; a service information management unit that acquires and associates the operator information and at least one of the mobile object information or operation information indicating the driving operation, and causes the acquired and associated information to be accumulated as service information; a service information accumulation unit that accumulates the service information; a determination logic setting unit that sets a determination logic for determining an operating state on the basis of the service information accumulated; a determination logic accumulation unit that accumulates the determination logic; and a determination unit that determines the operating state using the determination logic accumulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Takeuchi, Eri Moriya
  • Patent number: 12045647
    Abstract: A disclosed automatic working system includes at least one task execution device and at least one forwarding device. The forwarding device communicates with the task execution device to manage the running of the task execution device and/or acquire status information of the task execution device and/or a working region. The forwarding device may be connected to a remote data processing center to acquire control information and manage the running of the task execution device. The forwarding device may also be configured to output status information received from the task execution device and/or the working region to the remote data processing center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2024
    Assignee: Positec Power Tools (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Davide Dalfra
  • Patent number: 12039859
    Abstract: A method includes receiving one or more signals that each indicate a device type for a respective remote device, identifying one or more visible devices in one or more images, matching a first device from the one or more visible devices with a first signal from the one or more signals based on a device type of the first device matching a device type for the first signal and based on a visible output of the first device, pairing the first device with a second device, and controlling a function of the first device using the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Norris, Bruno M. Sommer, Alexandre Da Veiga
  • Patent number: 12035275
    Abstract: A Bluetooth (BT) or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) controller includes: a physical (PHY) layer; a baseband radio frequency (RF) layer; and a link layer (LL). The LL is configured to: obtain an incoming transmission awareness request regarding a later incoming transmission event; and perform incoming transmission operations to prepare for the later incoming transmission event responsive to the incoming transmission awareness request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Yaron Alpert, Maxim Altshul, Maital Hahn
  • Patent number: 12028264
    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: April 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventors: Joachim Loehr, Prateek Basu Mallick, Takako Hori
  • Patent number: 12026691
    Abstract: Methods and systems associated with facilitating transactions based on proximity between devices, the methods and systems including ranking distances between a first device and a plurality of other devices based on wireless signal strengths; presenting a representation of a first user of the first device on one of the first device or a second device based on the ranking when the distance between the first device and the second device satisfies a threshold; causing server(s) of a payment service system (PSS) to identify user accounts of the first user and/or a second user of the second device based on selection of the representation and a user identifier in a wireless signal transmitted by a transceiver of one of the devices; processing a transaction using stored payment data associated with the user account(s); and presenting an indication of the transaction on at least one of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Block, Inc.
    Inventors: Shuvo Chatterjee, Michael Thole
  • Patent number: 12021956
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fast communication between the master and the slave connected via Bluetooth low energy (BLE) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Namyong Kang, Chunho Park, Hyungseoung Yoo
  • Patent number: 12015920
    Abstract: Improved techniques for secure access control in communication systems are provided. In one example, in accordance with an authorization server function, a method comprises receiving a request from a service consumer in a communication system for access to a service type and one or more resources associated with the service type. The method determines whether the service consumer is authorized to access the service type and the one or more resources associated with the service type. The method generates an access token that identifies one or more service producers for the service type and the one or more resources associated with the service type that the service consumer is authorized to access, and sends the access token to the service consumer. The service consumer can then use the access token to access the one or more services and one or more resources. In addition to such resource level access authorization, target network function group access authorization can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Inventors: Nagendra Bykampadi, Laurent Thiebaut, Anja Jerichow, Suresh Nair
  • Patent number: 12014242
    Abstract: A reader device of an access control system comprises physical layer circuitry and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is operatively coupled to the physical layer circuitry and is configured to initiate transmission of a command to a credential device; determine a time duration from sending the command to the credential device to receiving a response to the command from the credential device; and generate an indication when the time duration exceeds a relay attack detection threshold time duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventor: Martin Kaufmann
  • Patent number: 12012066
    Abstract: A vehicle system receives a search request, such as from a remote server or other vehicle. The system, responsive to the search request, searches for one or more device signals using one or more sensors of the vehicle. Further, the system records any device signatures associated with any device signals detected by the search and transmits the device signatures to a remote server. The remote server may take further action, such as, but not limited to, alerting the authorities, disabling a vehicle or vehicle system, and/or notifying a vehicle owner, based on processing the received signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Elena Ilieva, Simon John William Hurr, Yamen Taleb
  • Patent number: 12010001
    Abstract: Techniques for extending network elements to inspect, extract, and complement tracing information added to L7 flows by application distributed tracing systems. The techniques may include receiving a Layer-7 (L7) message of an L7 flow associated with a distributed application and determining that the L7 message includes tracing information. In some examples, the tracing information may be mapped to a marking that is to be included in a Layer 3 (L3) or Layer-4 (L4) packet carrying the L7 message, and the L3 or L4 packet including the marking may be sent to an L3 or L4 network element. In some examples, the L3 or L4 network element may be configured to utilize the marking to determine a network decision for the L3 or L4 packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alberto Rodriguez-Natal, Edward Albert Warnicke, Saswat Praharaj, Fabio R. Maino
  • Patent number: 11998134
    Abstract: A sous vide device and method of using the same may include a body that is fully submergible in a container of water and may wirelessly communicate with an external device, e.g., to control an external heating element during sous vide cooking. Further, a sous vide device may include a rechargeable battery capable of being wirelessly recharged from a charging dock. In addition, a sous vide device may include a moisture sensor for use in changing the activation state of a heating element and/or a turbidity sensor for use in changing the activation state of a water circulator of the sous vide device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Trice, Robert Digman, Paul R. Staun
  • Patent number: 12004061
    Abstract: A dual-mode Bluetooth terminal configured to receive a first input from a user, send a first BLE pairing advertisement message in response to the first input, where an address type in the first BLE pairing advertisement message is public, an advertisement address in the first BLE pairing advertisement message is a fixed advertisement address, and the first BLE pairing advertisement message carries an identifier used to indicate that the first dual-mode Bluetooth terminal does not support bit rate/enhanced data rate (BR/EDR), receive a second input from the user, enter a conventional Bluetooth discoverable mode in response to the second input, receive a paging message, and send a paging response in response to the paging message, where the paging response carries a media access control (MAC) address of the first dual-mode Bluetooth terminal, and the first input is different from the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yunsheng Peng, Zhonglin Xia, Chun Liu
  • Patent number: 11991038
    Abstract: In a failure location identification apparatus according to one embodiment, a facility information management unit records therein facility information including positional information of a physical resource, an external factor information management unit records therein external factor information concerning an external factor that possibly becomes a factor that causes a failure in the physical resource, the external factor information including positional information of the external factor, and a facility influence definition management unit records therein information concerning a possible influence of the external factor on the physical resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumika Asai, Shunsuke Kanai, Satoshi Suzuki, Haruhisa Nozue, Kazuaki Akashi, Naomi Murata
  • Patent number: 11991767
    Abstract: A Bluetooth communication system includes: a Bluetooth host device; and a Bluetooth device set which including a first member device and a second member device. The first member device is arranged to operably transmit a corresponding first device information to the Bluetooth host device. The second member device is arranged to operably transmit a corresponding second device information to the Bluetooth host device. The Bluetooth host device is arranged to operably control a display device to simultaneously display a first device item for representing the first member device and a second device item for representing the second member device in a graphical user interface. The Bluetooth host device is further arranged to operably establish a Bluetooth connection with the first member device and conduct pairing procedure with the first member device after receiving a selection command corresponding to the first member device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Qing Gu, Bi Wei, Yu Hsuan Liu, Yung Chieh Lin, Cheng Cai, Sixian Wang
  • Patent number: 11985713
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth herein disclose techniques for enabling a user device to seamlessly establish a secure, high-bandwidth wireless connection with a vehicle accessory system to enable the user device to wirelessly stream user interface (UI) information to the vehicle accessory system. To implement this technique, a lower-bandwidth wireless technology (e.g., Bluetooth) is used as an initial means for establishing a Wi-Fi pairing between the user device and the vehicle accessory system. Wi-Fi parameters associated with a Wi-Fi network provided by the vehicle accessory system can be communicated to the user device using the lower-bandwidth wireless technology. A secure Wi-Fi connection can then be established between the user device and the vehicle accessory system using the provided Wi-Fi parameters. The embodiments also disclose a technique for enabling the user device to automatically reconnect with the vehicle accessory system in a seamless manner (e.g., when returning to a vehicle).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Borges, Sriram Hariharan, Matthew L. Semersky, Michael J. Giles, Andre M. Boule, Brian D. Pietsch, Artiom Shamis, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Bata, Christopher R. Whitney, Tanya G. Kancheva, Friedrich W. Drees
  • Patent number: 11979928
    Abstract: A data-transmitting method of a handheld electronic device includes: detecting movement of a first handheld electronic device to generate a first motion data; receiving a broadcast signal, wherein the broadcast signal carries a source device data and a second motion data; comparing the first motion data with the second motion data; establishing a communication link to a second handheld electronic device according to the source device data when the first motion data matches the second motion data; and receiving a specific data from the second handheld electronic device or sending the specific data to the second handheld electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Getac Holdings Corporation
    Inventors: Hung-Xin Chen, Yu-Shian Chen
  • Patent number: 11971823
    Abstract: A computing method and device with data sharing are provided. The method includes loading, by a loader, input data of an input feature map stored in a memory in loading units according to a loading order, storing, by a buffer controller, the loaded input data in a reuse buffer of an address rotationally allocated according to the loading order, and transmitting, by each of a plurality of senders, to an executer respective input data corresponding to each output data of respective convolution operations among the input data stored in the reuse buffer, wherein portions of the transmitted respective input data overlap other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoojin Kim, Channoh Kim, Hyun Sun Park, Sehwan Lee, Jun-Woo Jang
  • Patent number: 11967114
    Abstract: A method for measuring blood sugar that is performed by an apparatus for measuring blood is provided. The method includes calculating color data from multiple skin regions of interest in a skin image, classifying a user's meal state into a pre-meal state or a post-meal state through analysis of acquired user information, estimating blood sugar by applying the calculated color data to a blood sugar regression linear equation corresponding to the classified user's meal state, and measuring robust blood sugar by weighted averaging the estimated blood sugar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Kwang Seok Hong, Jin Soo Park
  • Patent number: 11963147
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment may receive, from a base station, a slot configuration identifying one or more symbols to be used for sidelink communications. The user equipment may transmit an indication of the slot configuration to another user equipment to configure the other user equipment to use the identified one or more symbols for sidelink communications. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kapil Gulati, Sudhir Kumar Baghel
  • Patent number: 11963046
    Abstract: The application relates to the field of wireless communication, and discloses a roaming method in a multi-link scenario, a multi-link device and a storage medium. The roaming method in the multi-link scenario includes: selecting a target network access device that meets a condition; disconnecting a logical entity on a secondary link of an original network access device from the original network access device; establishing a connection of the logical entity with the target network access device; determining a link through which the logical entity is connected with the target network access device as a primary link; and disconnecting a connection of the other logical entity other than the logical entity with the original network access device. The application realizes roaming of a terminal among different network access devices through link management and interactive control, ensuring service continuity and avoiding packet loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: CHENGDU XGIMI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Wu, Fang Xie, Yang Liao
  • Patent number: 11956811
    Abstract: A method in a node is disclosed. The method comprises generating a tag for an associated data packet at a first layer, the generated tag indicating one or more parameters related to transmission of the associated data packet. The method comprises signaling the tag from the first layer to another layer. The method comprises mapping, at the another layer, the associated data packet to a logical channel based on the one or more parameters indicated by the tag, and selecting one or more resources for transmission of the associated data packet based on the mapping of the associated data packet to the logical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Qianxi Lu, Marco Belleschi, Johnny Karout, Stefano Sorrentino, Pontus Wallentin
  • Patent number: 11956761
    Abstract: A method for assigning channels based on an Internet of Things (IoT) system includes: assigning a first channel to a first gateway, wherein the first gateway is any one of a plurality of gateways; sending a broadcast instruction to the first gateway, wherein the broadcast instruction is configured to instruct the first gateway to send broadcast information on the first channel; acquiring a set of first monitoring information, wherein the set of first monitoring information includes at least one piece of first monitoring information, which includes the broadcast information monitored on the first channel, and the first monitoring information comes from neighboring gateways of the first gateway; determining, based on the set of first monitoring information, a second gateway from the neighboring gateways of the first gateway; and assigning a second channel different from the first channel to the second gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Kai Zhao
  • Patent number: 11948579
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device performing an operation corresponding to an utterance of a user in a multi-device environment includes a communication module, a processor, and a memory. The processor operates a first electronic device for receiving and a second electronic device for executing in association with each other. The memory stores instructions that, when being executed, cause the processor to: determine whether a first utterance received at the first electronic device should be performed at the second electronic device; when the first utterance should be performed at the second electronic device, form a connection binding with the first electronic device and the second electronic device by using one or more channels through the communication module. When an operation corresponding to the first utterance is completed at the second electronic device, the processor terminates the connection binding with the first electronic device and the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taegu Kim, Hansin Koh, Jooyeon Kim, Hyeonjae Bak, Hyunjin Park, Kyounggu Woo
  • Patent number: 11948174
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide systems and methods for transmitting beacon signals that are associated with media content. A kiosk displays first media content on the electronic display. The kiosk transmits, at a radio frequency using a wireless transmitter of the kiosk, a first beacon signal that includes an identifier of the first media content. The kiosk replaces display of the first media content with display of second media content on the display. Upon replacing display of the first media content with the second media content, the kiosk transmits, at the radio frequency using the wireless transmitter, a second beacon signal that includes an identifier of the second media content, distinct from the identifier of the first media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Volta Charging LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Kinsey
  • Patent number: 11943712
    Abstract: An information handling system wirelessly interfaces with plural peripheral devices, such as a keyboard or mouse, through primary radios that have a communication protocol, such as Bluetooth Low Energy or a wireless local area network. Secondary radios interface with their associated primary radio to provide a low power wake and sleep using wake and sleep signals sent between the secondary radios. An individual wake command is transmitted by a secondary radio to wake one peripheral or information handling system. A group wake command is transmitted by a secondary radio to wake plural peripherals and/or information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Karthikeyan Krishnakumar, Minho Cheong
  • Patent number: 11943192
    Abstract: The online co-location connection service is provided by a messaging system configured to selectively pair user profiles associated with respective client devices equipped with sensors that communicate with each other within the predetermined physical proximity range. The pairing is effectuated without requiring that the two client devices, at the time of pairing, are within a communication range permitted by their respective short range communication sensors and without requiring a communication between the first client device and the second client device via a short-range wireless communication technology. Subsequent to the pairing, the messaging system monitors physical proximity of the client devices based on the sensor data obtained by the co-location connection service from the respective messaging clients executing at the respective client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Yu Jiang Tham
  • Patent number: 11941969
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling a system to rapidly respond to wireless instructions being transmitted by a personal device over one of several communications networks that share a common RF medium are provided. During operation of the system, certain network communications may take priority over other network communications. Rapid response communications enable a user to communicate with the system, using the personal device, in a manner that does not collide or interfere with higher priority network communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hirofumi Honjo, Prashanth Ramachandran, Mikko Sannala, Naveen Singh, Wes Calidonna, Arjuna Sivasithambaresan, Harry Tannenbaum, Scott Hong
  • Patent number: 11937313
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a communication circuit, a memory, and at least one processor operatively connected with the communication circuit and the memory, wherein the memory stores instructions configured to, when executed, enable the at least one processor to obtain a request for a Bluetooth connection between a first Bluetooth peripheral device and a first Bluetooth controller, identify whether the first Bluetooth peripheral device and a second Bluetooth controller are connected with each other based on Bluetooth connection information stored in the memory, control to connect the first Bluetooth peripheral device and the first Bluetooth controller with each other based on whether the first Bluetooth peripheral device and the second Bluetooth controller are connected with each other, and update the Bluetooth connection information based on the connection between the first Bluetooth peripheral device and the first Bluetooth controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyukjoong Kim
  • Patent number: 11924728
    Abstract: A method for an aerosol delivery device, may include storing, during use of the aerosol delivery device and in a memory of the aerosol delivery device, information recording usage characteristics of the aerosol delivery device. The method may further comprise creating, using a wireless communication interface of the aerosol delivery device, a connectionless-state advertising packet that includes information relating to an identity and advertising state of the aerosol delivery device and a first set of information recording usage characteristics of the aerosol delivery device from the memory; and transmitting the advertising packet via the wireless communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: NICOVENTURES TRADING LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Kersey, Darryl Baker, Patrick Moloney, Maurice Ezeoke
  • Patent number: 11924660
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The disclosure provides a method and a device for a group management that enables addition/deletion/replacement of a group member in a group-based event monitoring method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kisuk Kweon
  • Patent number: 11916860
    Abstract: A system and method for creating custom music/video messages to facilitate and/or improve social interaction. The music/video messages may include at least portions of: music, video, pictures, slideshows, and/or text. Custom music/video messages may be created by a user in communication with a music/video provider and a music/video messaging system. The music/video messaging system and/or a distribution network send the music/video messages to one or more intended recipient(s). The custom music/video messages are representative of feelings or emotions to be communicated by the user to the one or more recipient(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: AMERITECH SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Nader Asghari Kamrani, Kamran Asghari Kamrani
  • Patent number: 11917418
    Abstract: Techniques for managing access to a restricted setup are described. In an example, presence of a user device is detected within a predetermined range of the control device. Based on detecting the user device to be within the predetermined range, access permission data is received from the user device, where the access permission data comprises at least one of ticket and biometric data for entering a restricted setup. The access permission data is then compared with an access data, where the access data comprises at least one parameter indicative of validity of the access permission data. Access to the restricted setup is accordingly managed based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: CloserLook Search Services Inc.
    Inventor: Sumithra Jagannath
  • Patent number: 11917699
    Abstract: Systems and methods include reception, at a first device, of a wireless communication packet from a second device, determination, at the first device, of a received service identifier included in the wireless communication packet, determination, at the first device, of whether the received service identifier matches a first service identifier or a second service identifier, if the received service identifier matches the first service identifier or the second service identifier, establishment, at the first device, of a connection to a server of the second device using a device address included in the wireless communication packet, requesting, using the connection and at the first device, of a user identifier from the server of the second device, if the received service identifier matches the first service identifier, transmission, from the first device to a remote server, of a first indication of proximity of a user of the first device to a user associated with the user identifier and a second indication of pr
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Parthasarathy Menon, Srimukha Karantha Babukodi, Karthik H, Subha Banerjee, Anshul Saxena, Balkrishnan Venkiteswaran, Abirami Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 11900350
    Abstract: A brick-and-mortar (BAM) store control system uses sensors and wireless transceivers to track customers, merchant representatives, devices, and/or objects within a BAM store area. The system can identify and track product and/or service inventory within the BAM store area and/or in individual's personal inventories, for instance by detecting movements of objects by individuals in sensor data. The system can generate inventory replenishment schedules, for instance based on inventory quantity patterns. The system can provide recommendations to customers and/or merchants, for example recommending products that customers have interacted with. The system can identify individuals and/or objects using a machine learning algorithm, which can learn based on feedback. The system can generate temporary identifiers for unrecognized individuals or objects, which it can merge or convert into long-term identifiers as more information is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Block, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Balaoro, Nicholas Slaney, Brett Andler, Nikolaj Leschly, Jeremy Martin, Joshua Boilard, Isreal Blagdan, Patrick Willett
  • Patent number: 11895575
    Abstract: A mobile device may retrieve service information about a network prior to associating with the network. Utilizing an advertisement protocol to transmit service query messages, a mobile device may receive service query responses from a network that identify the services available prior to establishing network capability. In other words, the messaging is prior to the exchange of any authentication parameters between the device and the network as well prior to the establishment of a recognized session between the device and the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: MALIKIE INNOVATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro
  • Patent number: 11884235
    Abstract: When a mobile device is securely connected to a vehicle, at least a portion of a control interface of the vehicle can be extended to the mobile device, allowing a user of the mobile device to operate certain functions of the vehicle from the mobile device. For example, a passenger of a vehicle can control some aspects of the vehicle, while the driver controls driving aspects. Optionally, the passenger can take the role of a co-driver or co-pilot of the vehicle in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Richard Noel Bielby
  • Patent number: 11889410
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus of a User Equipment (UE) device includes memory storing non-public network (NPN) configuration information, a radio frequency (RF) interface, and processing circuitry coupled to the memory and the RF interface. The RF interface receives information broadcast by a radio access network (RAN) node of the particular NPN, where the information includes a NPN indicator indicating that the RAN node supports a NPN and NPN service information indicating services supported by the particular NPN. The processing circuitry establishes, in response to detecting the NPN indicator in the information received from the RAN node, a connection to the particular NPN based on the NPN configuration information and the NPN service information received from the RAN node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Yu Liao, Puneet Jain, Alexandre Saso Stojanovski, Meghashree Dattatri Kedalagudde
  • Patent number: 11889573
    Abstract: A group pairing method of a wireless intercommunication system according to an embodiment may comprise the steps of: acquiring information about slave wireless intercommunication devices and generating a pairing list from the acquired information, and sorting the generated list according to a chain connection order; transmitting information about the sorted pairing list and chain connection order to a master wireless intercommunication device; the master wireless intercommunication device receiving the information about the sorted pairing list and chain connection order from the master mobile device and updating the pairing list thereof from the received pairing list, and transmitting information about the updated pairing list and chain connection order to the slave wireless intercommunication devices; and each of the slave wireless intercommunication devices receiving the information about the updated pairing list and chain connection order from the master wireless intercommunication device and updating the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SENA TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Sung Won Yoon
  • Patent number: 11882621
    Abstract: Provided is a data transmission/reception method performed in a data transmission/reception system including a sensing terminal and a user terminal connected through Bluetooth low energy (BLE) communication. The data transmission/reception method includes operations of allowing the sensing terminal to acquire sensing data, allowing the sensing terminal to sequentially assign a number on the basis of the time at which the sensing data is acquired and store the number in a packet of the sensing data, and allowing the sensing terminal to transmit the sensing data in which the number is stored to the user terminal in a broadcast mode of the BLE communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: METASOLUCOM CO., LTD
    Inventor: Joo Hyung Kang
  • Patent number: 11881886
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for: continuously acquiring information of an environment in which at least one of a communication device and a communication partner for the communication device is placed; and upon the acquisition of each information, determining from among a plurality of communication standards of frequency bands of radio waves, and based on the acquired information, the communication standard to be used for communication between the communication device and the communication partner, where the communication partner outputs video and audio signals to the communication device, continuously acquiring includes continuously acquiring the information at a predetermined frame rate, and the communication device includes at least one camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyoshi Onishi, Yoshio Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 11881307
    Abstract: A method, related system and apparatus are disclosed. The method is implemented by an operative set of processor executable instructions configured for execution by a processor. The method includes the acts of: determining if a monitoring client is connected to a base through a physical connection; establishing a first communications link between the monitoring client and the base through the physical connection; updating, if necessary, the interface program on the monitoring client and the base through the first communications link; establishing a second communications link between the monitoring client and the base using the first communications link; and communicating data from the base to the monitoring client using the second communications link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Todd A. Ballantyne, Brian K. Yee, Michael J. Wilt, Jonathan P. Rosse
  • Patent number: 11882509
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of vehicle, and discloses a virtual key binding method and system, including: when an input binding instruction is detected, a terminal device extracts a device fingerprint of the terminal device and generates a service key; and generates device feature information including the device fingerprint and the service key, and sends the device feature information to a service server, so as to enable the service server to store the device feature information in an on-board electronic device of a vehicle to be bound; and when it is detected that a binding result sent by the service server is a successful binding, the terminal device stores Bluetooth information in the binding result, the Bluetooth information matching with the vehicle to be bound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignees: GUANGZHOU CHENGXING ZHIDONG MOTORS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., GUANGZHOU XIAOPENG MOTORS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ziyao Cheng
  • Patent number: 11877117
    Abstract: A communication system includes a headset, which is configured to output sound waves to an ear of a user based on an audio signal, as well as a microphone, which is configured to output a microphone signal based on ambient sound. The communication system further contains a processing circuit, which is configured to generate, based on the microphone signal, a signal component of the audio signal, which signal component includes information about the generation of sound waves which interfere destructively with a component of the ambient sound occurring at the ear of the user. In addition, the communication system contains a wireless interface and a control circuit, which is configured to activate the processing circuit as a function of an operating state of the wireless interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Achim Volmer, Alexander Korff
  • Patent number: 11877219
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are provided to improve pairing between first and second devices to mitigate risk that either device pairs with an unintended device by reducing transmit power to limit communication range between devices to be paired, using minimum and maximum received signal strength thresholds to reject unintended devices, and instructing user to move to another location when multiple devices are detected for pairing. The second device scanning time for detecting advertising signals from the first device is adjusted to detect multiple device co-existence. Pairing is controlled to occur when the second device is the only device that the first device detects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ping Zheng, Marc Clifford Vogt, Mojtaba Kashef, Tony Hai Nguyen, Yi Su
  • Patent number: 11866004
    Abstract: Proximity sensors, e.g., Bluetooth® sensors, are installed in a vehicle. Each sensor determines estimates approximate distance from itself to a user mobile device. In response to the distance increasing above a predetermined distance departure limit, as the sensors communicate to a vehicle control system (VCS) through Bluetooth® or similar links, the VCS causes predetermined departure actions to be performed, such as locking the doors, turning off headlights, activating the vehicle's security system, and/or others. In response to the distance decreasing below a predetermined distance arrival limit, as the sensors communicate to the VCS through the link(s), the VCS causes predetermined arrival actions to be performed, such as unlocking the doors, flashing the headlights, beeping the horn, deactivating the security system, and/or others. Hysteresis may be applied to the decisions whether to perform the departure/arrival actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: James S. Turner
  • Patent number: 11870910
    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: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: EI ELECTRONICS LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Spanier, Dulciane Siqueira Cansancao
  • Patent number: 11871321
    Abstract: The present disclosure teaches provision of a method and a portable electronic device. The method includes receiving, via a wireless communication interface capable of supporting paired interaction, a data packet from an aerosol provision device via a wireless communication network. The data packet contains information relating to at least one physical characteristic of the aerosol provision device. An identity of the aerosol provision device is determined based at least in part on the at least one physical characteristic of the aerosol provision device and an aspect of a user interface is changed based on the determined identity of the aerosol provision device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: NICOVENTURES TRADING LIMITED
    Inventors: Darryl Baker, Robert Kersey, Patrick Moloney
  • Patent number: 11867826
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an acoustic position determination system that includes a mobile communication device and at least one base transmitter unit. The mobile communication device is configured to identify a peak in the received signal, and to de-convolve the signal with all codes that are relevant to the area in which the signal is received. A joint likelihood that a potential code is correct is formed by determining a likelihood based on a signal parameter such as signal-to-noise ratio and a likelihood based on time-of arrival information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Sonitor Technologies AS
    Inventors: Wilfred Edwin Booij, Cyril Antille, Endre Bakka, Magnus Oplenskedal