To Output Device Patents (Class 455/41.3)
  • Patent number: 10856125
    Abstract: A communication device may execute a wireless communication of object data with a mobile device via a first target network using a second type of interface after executing a sending process of sending a wireless setting, for causing the mobile device to belong to the first target network, to the mobile device using a first type of interface in a case where the communication device is determined as currently belonging to the first target network. The communication device may execute the wireless communication of the object data with the mobile device via a second target network using the second type of interface after executing a specific process of causing both the communication device and the mobile device to belong to the second target network in a case where the communication device is determined as currently not belonging to the target network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10853012
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus that is capable of communicatively connecting to a suitable access point corresponding to a role of a wireless LAN. The image forming apparatus communicates by the wireless LAN through an access point. A role setting unit makes a user set a role of the wireless LAN in the image forming apparatus. A control unit controls a setting of the access point corresponding to the role of the wireless LAN. The control unit makes the user reset the access point in a case where the role of the wireless LAN has been changed. The role of the wireless LAN shows whether the wireless LAN is used as a main line or a subline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinichi Uchikawa
  • Patent number: 10853009
    Abstract: A communication system may comprise an information processing device and a communication device. Communication between the communication device and the information processing device using the first wireless communication scheme may be performed. The communication device may send the connectable network identification information to the information processing device. Communication between the information processing device and the communication device using the second wireless communication scheme and using the second network may be executed, in case that the first network belongs is not included in one or more networks identified by the connectable network identification information. Communication between the information processing device and the communication device using the second wireless communication scheme and using the first network may be executed, in case that the first network is included in the one or more networks identified by the one or more connectable network identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotaka Kubota, Yoshitsugu Tomomatsu
  • Patent number: 10831427
    Abstract: A function executing device is configured to send a wireless identifier to a communication device via a first type of wireless communication interface for setting up a wireless connection. The function executing device is configured to determine whether the function executing device is in an error state and, if not, to establish the wireless connection via a second type of wireless communication interface. The function executing device operates in a parent state in the wireless connection. Additionally, print data may be received from the communication device. However, if the function executing device is in an error state the wireless connection is not established via the second type of wireless communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takanobu Suzuki, Hirotaka Asakura, Munehisa Matsuda, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10817561
    Abstract: A system, which includes a mobile device and a support server, provides real-time notifications to a user whenever imaging satellites are positioned in the vicinity of the user, such that the imaging satellite is in a position to capture imagery of the user's location or a user-specified location. The user may access and purchase, via the mobile device application, available satellite imagery. In certain embodiments, the user may also be provided with the opportunity to issue, via the mobile device, a satellite tasking request such that a satellite will be tasked to capture imagery of a specific location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Orbit Logic, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Herz
  • Patent number: 10819793
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including receiving, by a processing system comprising a processor, media content from a media processor device via a first wireless communication network, where the media content can be received at the media processor device from a subscription media source. The method can include storing the media content received from the media processor device, initiating a first connection to an in-vehicle communication system, accessing a second wireless communication network generated by the in-vehicle communication system, initiating a second connection, via the second wireless communication network, to a media device detected on the second wireless communication network, and transmitting a stream of the media content to the media device via the second wireless communication network, wherein the media device reproduces the media content from the stream of the media content. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Rose, Brian Greaves, Stephen H. Chu
  • Patent number: 10812963
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed for determining, by a mobile wireless device, a likelihood that a first device ID of a target wireless device corresponds to a physical location of the first wireless device at a first measurement location, based on comparing a measured received signal strength of the target wireless device at the first and a second measurement locations and comparing the measured received signal strength of one or more other wireless devices at the first and second measurement locations. The mobile wireless device registers the first device ID of the target wireless device and associates the registered first device ID with the determined corresponding physical location of the target wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Mostafa Uddin, Fang Hao, Sarit Mukherjee, Huanle Zhang
  • Patent number: 10796300
    Abstract: An assembly includes a main terminal equipped with a communication module using at least a first communications protocol capable of connecting the main terminal to a communication network, which enables the use of at least one function, the main terminal being arranged to use at least one configuration program, and the configuration program enables at least one preferred function to be selected and a code representing the selected preferred function to be generated, and a second communications protocol. The assembly additionally comprises at least one secondary terminal equipped with a passive communication module using the second communications protocol to communicate with the main terminal in order to protect the code representing the selected preferred function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: EM Microelectronic-Marin S.A.
    Inventors: Georges Nicolas Hayek, Michel Willemin, Jean-Claude Martin, Thomas Gyger
  • Patent number: 10798759
    Abstract: The present invention is an information processing apparatus which obtains identification information of an electronic device and makes communication with the electronic device via a network based on the identification information. When a portable telephone (11) is placed on an input display section (2) of a personal computer (1), a reader/writer built in the personal computer (1) reads a telephone number of the portable telephone (11) stored in an RF tag built in the portable telephone (11). Based on the telephone number, a telephone line is connected between the portable telephone (11) and the personal computer (1). Data is interchanged between the portable telephone (11) and the personal computer (1) via the telephone line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Rekimoto, Yuji Ayatsuka, Nobuyuki Matsushita, Eduardo Sciammarella, Haruo Oba
  • Patent number: 10771458
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, for automatically providing a user with access to a secured resource. In some implementations, a client device detects that a second device that has been designated as an authentication for a user is within a predetermined level of proximity to the client device. The client device sends data indicating that the second device is within the predetermined level of proximity of the client device to a server system. The client device receives data indicating an attempt to access a resource using the client device while the second device is within the predetermined level of proximity to the client device. The client device sends an authentication request to the server system. The client device receives data indicating approval of the authentication request and provides access to the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: MicoStrategy Incorporated
    Inventors: Feng Xia, Siamak Ziraknejad, Liang Chen, Quan Jia
  • Patent number: 10764726
    Abstract: An electronic messaging device includes a receiving module, a processing module, and at least one of a display module or a transmitting module. The receiving module receives a message, and sends the message to the processing module. Upon detecting that a triggering condition is satisfied, the processing module sends information associated with the message to the display module and/or the transmitting module for presentation to a subject. The device can further include a communications module configured to forward contacting message and/or phone call from the subject to another subject implicated in the message, and optionally to further forward a reply message from the other subject to the subject. A user can leave a message to the device via a first user terminal, and the electronic messaging device can push the information associated with the message to the subject via a second user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weiguo Li, Tianyue Zhao
  • Patent number: 10740053
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes processing circuitry and a memory. The processing circuitry obtains device information from a printer. The processing circuitry obtains logical printer information regarding a logical printer, the logical printer being for printing to the printer from the information processing apparatus. The processing circuitry further determines whether to switch a print output destination of the logical printer based on the obtained device information and a compatible model of a printer driver corresponding to the logical printer, the compatible model of printer driver being obtained based on the printer logical printer information. When determining to switch the print output destination corresponding to the logical printer, the processing circuitry switches the print output destination of the logical printer to the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Youichi Minegishi
  • Patent number: 10735391
    Abstract: This application discloses a method and device for sending and receiving instruction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KUANG-CHI INTELLIGENT PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventor: Ruopeng Liu
  • Patent number: 10715898
    Abstract: Embodiments of wireless audio systems and wireless transceivers for wirelessly communicating audio information are disclosed herein. In one example, a wireless audio system includes a primary wireless transceiver and a secondary wireless transceiver. The primary wireless transceiver includes a first and a second radio frequency (RF) module, a media access control (MAC) layer module shared by the first and the second RF module and at least one physical layer module configured to generate a first physical link between an audio source and the first RF module and generate a second physical link between the second RF module and the secondary wireless. The secondary wireless transceiver includes a third and a fourth RF module. The first and fourth RF modules implement a first short-range wireless communication protocol, and each of the second and third RF modules implements a second short-range wireless communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: BESTECHNIC (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hua Li, Weifeng Tong, Liang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10708747
    Abstract: The present invention provides an information processing apparatus and a method of deciding a correction amount for correcting the radio field intensity of received radio waves in the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus receives a BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) packet transmitted by an external apparatus, and displays a screen for deciding a correction amount for correcting the radio field intensity of the BLE packet. If a user inputs an instruction for deciding the correction amount via this screen, the correction amount is decided based on the radio field intensity of the received BLE packet and a reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Goto, Masaki Kawanishi
  • Patent number: 10700817
    Abstract: A multi-member Bluetooth device includes: a main Bluetooth circuit capable of bidirectionally communicating with a remote Bluetooth device through a first Bluetooth communication circuit; and an auxiliary Bluetooth circuit capable of communicating with the main Bluetooth circuit through a data transmission circuit. While the main Bluetooth circuit utilizes the first Bluetooth communication circuit to communicate with the remote Bluetooth device, the auxiliary Bluetooth circuit utilizes a second Bluetooth communication circuit to sniff packets transmitted from the remote Bluetooth device. When detected that the auxiliary Bluetooth circuit has missed packets transmitted from the remote Bluetooth device, the main Bluetooth circuit transmits missing packets of the auxiliary Bluetooth circuit to the auxiliary Bluetooth circuit through the data transmission circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Yi-Cheng Chen, Kuan-Chung Huang, Chin-Wen Wang, Pei-Yuan Hsieh, Hou Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10683075
    Abstract: A powered watercraft system including a watercraft body having a propulsion system, a foot swimfin, a sensor configured to measure a value indicative of a manually-generated time-variable first propulsive force resulting from a leg motion to the foot swimfin to move the watercraft body, and a controller configured control the propulsion system to generate a second propulsive force for powering the watercraft body based on the value indicative of the first propulsive force, the generated second propulsive force being at least partially contemporary with the first propulsive force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: R&D Sports LLC
    Inventor: Nikolaus Peter Schibli
  • Patent number: 10681040
    Abstract: Multi-factor authentication systems and methods are provided that include receiving a request to authenticate a user of a mobile device. The request for authentication may include credential information associated with the user and vehicle data. A determination may be made regarding whether the vehicle data was obtained from a vehicle via the mobile device. The received vehicle data and received credential information may be compared to stored data. When there is a match between the received vehicle data and received credential information and corresponding stored data, a notification may be provided to the user device, indicating that the user has been authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Timur Sherif, Steve Blanchet, Hannes Jouhikainen, Zviad Aznaurashvili
  • Patent number: 10679270
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and systems are provided that allow a user to upload inventories, view inventories in the proximity of the user, and/or facilitate transactions over a user device in a simple manner. In an embodiment, a method for transactions comprises loading, by a server at a remote location, an application on a user device of a user, wherein the application allows the user to upload an inventory comprising one or more items and/or services offered for sale by the user, as well as to view on the user device other inventory offered for sale by one or more other users as the user comes into proximity of the one or more other users, and wherein an inventory list maintained at the user device is constantly updated with the other inventory viewed by the user device. The method also comprises receiving, by the server at the remote location, transaction information associated with conducting a transaction in connection with the inventory list over the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Eric Stuart Wright
  • Patent number: 10652781
    Abstract: A auxiliary Bluetooth circuit of a multi-member Bluetooth device includes: a Bluetooth communication circuit; a data transmission circuit; and a control circuit arranged to operably control the data transmission circuit to communicate data with a main Bluetooth circuit of the multi-member Bluetooth device, and arranged to utilize the Bluetooth communication circuit to sniff packets transmitted from the remote Bluetooth device during the period in which the main Bluetooth circuit conducts packet transmission with the remote Bluetooth device. When the auxiliary Bluetooth circuit missed packets transmitted from the remote Bluetooth device, the data transmission circuit is further arranged to operably receive the missed packets from the main Bluetooth circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Yi-Cheng Chen, Kuan-Chung Huang, Chin-Wen Wang, Pei-Yuan Hsieh, Hou Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10615554
    Abstract: A multi-functional cord that can be used in connection with one or more user devices specified by a user associated with the cord. The user may program the multi-functional cord to enable the multi-functional cord to operate in a particular manner when associated with a first user device and may preclude the multi-functional cord from operating when associated with a second user device. The multi-functional cord may also, or alternatively, be pre-programmed to work with a particular user device, such as, in a non-limiting example, when the multi-functional cord is sold with the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TRI-LOCK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Ashley Wilson Truluck, Kathryn Truluck Krogh
  • Patent number: 10609196
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to telecommunications technologies. A sensor is disposed on at least one of the electronic device or the external audio device. The method includes receiving, by the electronic device, a detection result signal sent by the sensor, where the detection result signal is a signal that carries a detection value obtained by means of detection by the sensor and determining, by the electronic device according to a preset correspondence and the detection value, an action performed by a user on the electronic device or the external audio device. The method also includes controlling, by the electronic device, an execution status of an audio and video application program according to the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanli Gan, Xiaochen Chen, Rui Sun
  • Patent number: 10608988
    Abstract: A method for a smart device to perform Bluetooth (BT)-based identity recognition, includes: establishing a BT connection with a first terminal; acquiring a first user account of the first terminal through the BT connection; searching a first preset mapping table for a first identifier (ID) corresponding to the first user account, the first mapping table including a first mapping relationship between at least one user account and at least one ID, each ID corresponding to a respective user account, and the first mapping relationship being determined and sent to the smart device by a server; and determining a user identity corresponding to the first terminal according to the first ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongli Sun, Weiguang Jia, Enxing Hou
  • Patent number: 10579420
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for proxy coupling management. A proxy template module transparently offloads a task from a native data processing system to an equivalent task on a remote data processing system. A proxy generation module fills in the proxy template with information, such as specification of an offload task that is a remote equivalent of the native task, to generate a proxy of the native task. An offload agent module receives a request from the proxy to perform the offload task on the remote data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: PROXIMAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anthony D. Innes, Ronald N. Hilton
  • Patent number: 10547648
    Abstract: Rerouting apparatus for rerouting data including multimedia data. The apparatus is for association with electronic equipment and allows for routing the data to a device regarded as the most convenient for playing the media. The apparatus comprises an announcer device for indicating to surrounding equipment that associated equipment is available for rerouting, thereby to enable receipt of rerouted communications therefrom, and a scout device for scanning surroundings of the associated equipment to find out about compatible equipment in the vicinity, thereby to reroute communications thereto. The apparatus may be attached to any device having data processing capability, to enable rerouting of data and communications therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Oded Shmueli, Benny Yehezkel
  • Patent number: 10536790
    Abstract: An audio system comprising a plurality of speaker devices allows seamless transitioning of playing audio between speakers in different locations. A mobile device may be used to determine a location for which the associated speakers should be used for playback. The speaker devices at the different locations may be synchronized to a common clock in order to allow the audio playback to be transitioned seamlessly from one location to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: StarTime Software Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yao Lu, Jiangtao Wen
  • Patent number: 10532719
    Abstract: A Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) passive vehicle access control system integrated into a vehicle and an external device to defend the system against relay attacks is provided. The system includes at least one of a motion detector, a microprocessor, or a barometric pressure sensor. The motion detector is configured to detect and distinguish various types of motion and vibration. The motion detector is further configured to distinguish between a true motion event and a false motion event. The microprocessor comprises a set of computer executable instructions including a TX power profiling is capable of modulating the transmitted (TX) power level to create at a receiving end of a communication having link in the vehicle a RX power level (RSS) profile that serves as an authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Maurizio Bocca, Vivek Jain, Christoph Lang, Huang Lee
  • Patent number: 10528306
    Abstract: A communication system may comprise an information processing device and a communication device. Communication between the communication device and the information processing device using the first wireless communication scheme may be performed. The communication device may send the connectable network identification information to the information processing device. Communication between the information processing device and the communication device using the second wireless communication scheme and using the second network may be executed, in case that the first network belongs is not included in one or more networks identified by the connectable network identification information. Communication between the information processing device and the communication device using the second wireless communication scheme and using the first network may be executed, in case that the first network is included in the one or more networks identified by the one or more connectable network identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotaka Kubota, Yoshitsugu Tomomatsu
  • Patent number: 10484780
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and audio output devices are described. In one aspect, an audio output device includes a communication module that communicates with an external electronic device, a speaker that outputs sound, a mounting detection sensor that detects whether the audio output device is mounted on a user of the audio output device, and a control circuit that is electrically connected with the communication module, the speaker, and the mounting detection sensor. The control circuit wirelessly connects the external electronic device with the audio output device using the communication module if the mounting of the audio output device is detected by the mounting detection sensor, receives audio data from the external electronic device through the wireless connection, and outputs the audio data using the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Woo Han, Ji Ho Lee, Hyun Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 10425335
    Abstract: A hash value is determined based on a payload of a message associated with a first system, the hash value related to a message flow instance that includes the message, wherein the payload associates the message with the message flow instance. Upon sending the message to a second system, generating a first event corresponding to the message, wherein the first event includes the hash value. The first event is sent to a monitoring system. The monitoring system receives a second event including the hash value, wherein the hash value included in the second event is determined in association with the second system. Based on the hash value, a relation is determined to associate the first event and the second event with the message flow instance. The message flow instance is reconstructed based on the determined relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Joy Bhattacharjee, Anantharaman Ravi, Mohsin Soudagar, Lokesh Chouhan, Raghav Sampath
  • Patent number: 10416789
    Abstract: Certain embodiments include a computer-method includes searching for a receiver having an active first wireless communication protocol. When the receiver is detected, the mobile input device connects to the receiver, and when the receiver is not detected, the method includes searching for a host computer having an active second wireless communication protocol (e.g., Bluetooth®) after the receiver is not detected. The method further includes connecting the mobile input device to the host computer when the receiver is not detected and the active second type of wireless communication protocol is detected. The method then continues to search for the receiver while the mobile input device is connected to the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol, and automatically switches the wireless connection from the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol to the receiver when the first type of receiver is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Patent number: 10402602
    Abstract: In a reader for an RFID tag for near-field wireless communication, an antenna selection switch includes a plurality of antennae arranged with an extent within a predetermined range for transmitting and receiving data to and from an RFID tag, and selects one antenna to be used for transmission and reception of data from among the plurality of antennae. A detection part acquires, when a carrier wave transmitted from the RFID tag is received by any of the plurality of antennae, information indicative of an antenna selected by the antenna selection switch under the control of an antenna changeover controlling part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masakazu Tanikawa, Katsuyoshi Onishi
  • Patent number: 10375553
    Abstract: A method of transmitting contents in a portable terminal is provided. The method includes allowing a portable terminal of a transmitter to be connected to a portable terminal of a receiver by a control communication, allowing the portable terminal of the transmitter to select a type of the data transmission communication with the portable terminal of the receiver through the control communication, allowing the portable terminal of the transmitter to transmit setting data corresponding to the selected type of data transmission communication to the portable terminal of the receiver through the control communication, and allowing the portable terminal of the transmitter to be connected to the portable terminal of the receiver by the control communication and to transmit the content which are requested to be transmitted, to the portable terminal of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyuk Kang, Gi-Beom Kim, Hyeong-Seok Kim, Hyun-Chul Choi, Tae-Hun Lim, Duk-Ki Hong
  • Patent number: 10349270
    Abstract: A method of establishing communications with a first device is disclosed. The method includes: the first device presenting connection information to a second device; receiving a response from a second device; establishing an association with the second device; transmitting, in response to a determination that the first device and the second device are connected for data, first data to the second device, the first data comprising addressing information for a server; receiving second data from the second device, the second data comprising second information for establishing communications with the first device; and configuring the first device to receive third data from a location remote to the first device using the second information from the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Hawkins, Christopher Wilson, Conrad Sauerwald, Gregory Novick, Neil G. Crane, Rudolph Van Der Merwe, Samuel Noble, Paul William Chinn
  • Patent number: 10319217
    Abstract: A method for controlling a video system wherein the nearest display apparatus is selected by detecting a distance to each of a plurality of display apparatuses and information regarding the nearest display apparatus is transmitted to another video apparatus allowing a user apparatus to select the nearest display apparatus without additional input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyung-rae Cho, Hyun-joo Oh, Sun-ae Kim
  • Patent number: 10313776
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and audio output devices are described. In one aspect, an audio output device includes a communication module that communicates with an external electronic device, a speaker that outputs sound, a mounting detection sensor that detects whether the audio output device is mounted on a user of the audio output device, and a control circuit that is electrically connected with the communication module, the speaker, and the mounting detection sensor. The control circuit wirelessly connects the external electronic device with the audio output device using the communication module if the mounting of the audio output device is detected by the mounting detection sensor, receives audio data from the external electronic device through the wireless connection, and outputs the audio data using the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang Woo Han, Ji Ho Lee, Hyun Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 10305548
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus. A first near field communication unit performs first near field communication with a first communication object. A second near field communication unit performs second near field communication with a second communication object that is capable of being the first communication object. A setting unit receives selection of one of the first near field communication and second near field communication, and performs setting of communication. A communication controller controls the first and second near field communication units to perform the first or second near field communication that is set by the setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuro Suzuki, Fumiko Mitamura, Atsushi Sugiura, Nao Saita
  • Patent number: 10292029
    Abstract: Systems and methods for autopairing a base portable electronic device and a dockable mod device in a modular device system includes detecting at the base device that the mod device has been docked to the base device, wherein such docking forms a wired connection between the base device and the mod device. Wireless communication parameters are received from the mod device at the base device over the wired connection, and the base device detects that the mod device has been undocked from the base device. The received wireless communication parameters are used thereafter at the base device to communicate wirelessly with the mod device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Boby Iyer, Olivier Meirhaeghe, Mary Hor-Lao
  • Patent number: 10269196
    Abstract: Techniques are described for controlling access based on pattern repetition. A rhythmic pattern may be communicated to a portable computing device of an individual, and played on the device using haptic and/or audio output. In response to the played pattern, the individual may attempt to repeat the pattern by tapping on a touchpad or other haptic input on a computing device. The entered pattern may be compared to the original pattern and, if the patterns correspond, the individual may be provided with requested access to a secure area and/or secure data. In some implementations, the pattern repetition technique may be employed to unlock a secure device based on a rhythmic pattern received at a different device such as an epidermal patch or other wearable computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Amanda S. Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10247773
    Abstract: The disclosed systems, devices, and methods may provide for wireless testing of devices and, in particular, wireless testing of semiconductor devices comprising integrated circuits, memory, and logic circuitry that can be present on a wafer. The semiconductor devices can be tested for functional defects by applying one or more test patterns to the semiconductor devices. Further, for devices under test that do not have built-in wireless connectivity (for example, those that do not have a built-in Bluetooth low-energy engine), the disclosure describes systems and methods that the devices under test can use for external wireless connectivity (e.g., an external board having Bluetooth low-energy) on the low-bandwidth interface. In one example embodiment, for high-bandwidth scan testing, wireless connectivity modules (such as those implementing WiFi or WiGig) are described, which can be used to meet the bandwidth requirements of the one or more tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sankaran M. Menon, Rehan M. Sheikh, Rolf H. Kuehnis, John Michael Peterson, Asifur Rahman, Abram M. Detofsky, Mohsen Fazlian
  • Patent number: 10237426
    Abstract: A communication device communicates with an external apparatus including first and second Near Field Communication (NFC) circuits. The communication device includes a display configured to display information, a third NFC circuit, and a controller configured to cause display of first and second screens that prompt a user to carry out an operation for starting NFC communication. The first screen is displayed in a state in which the third NFC circuit is not permitted to perform specified communication with the first NFC circuit but is permitted to perform specified communication with the second NFC circuit, and the second screen is displayed in a state in which the third NFC circuit is permitted to perform specified communication with the first NFC circuit but is not permitted to perform specified communication with the second NFC circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Motoki Koshigaya
  • Patent number: 10225098
    Abstract: A device for supporting wireless communication is provided. The device may comprise a first Bluetooth chip for communicating with a Bluetooth device and a second Bluetooth chip for communicating with a client device. The second Bluetooth chip may be configured to receive advertising data of the Bluetooth device from the first Bluetooth chip and broadcast advertising data including the received advertising data of the Bluetooth device. The first Bluetooth chip and the second Bluetooth chip may be configured to establish communication links between the client device and the second Bluetooth chip, between the second Bluetooth chip and the first Bluetooth chip, and between the first Bluetooth chip and the Bluetooth device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cassia Networks Inc.
    Inventors: Daguang Gu, Fuyong Zhao, Kunpeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10216392
    Abstract: An information processing method and a first electronic device are provided. The method includes: triggering a communication unit of a first electronic device to perform a detection; acquiring a second state parameter of a second electronic device, if the communication unit detects that a device distance between the first electronic device and the second electronic device meets a preset condition; and controlling a display unit of the electronic device to display a second icon in a first interface with a first manner. The second icon is for representing the second electronic device, and the first manner is determined based on the second state parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qian Zhao
  • Patent number: 10191700
    Abstract: A communication system may comprise an information processing device and a communication device. Communication between the communication device and the information processing device using the first wireless communication scheme may be performed. The communication device may send the connectable network identification information to the information processing device. Communication between the information processing device and the communication device using the second wireless communication scheme and using the second network may be executed, in case that the first network belongs is not included in one or more networks identified by the connectable network identification information. Communication between the information processing device and the communication device using the second wireless communication scheme and using the first network may be executed, in case that the first network is included in the one or more networks identified by the one or more connectable network identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotaka Kubota, Yoshitsugu Tomomatsu
  • Patent number: 10185543
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes determining one or more operating conditions of a device. A selection of a mode of operation of the device from at least a first mode and a second mode is facilitated based on the one or more operating conditions of the device. In the first mode, the device is configured to detect an operation input received from an audio source based on two or more audio sensors of the device. In the second mode, the device is configured to detect the operation input based on at least one of the two or more audio sensors and at least one non-audio sensor of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Miikka Vilermo, Koray Ozcan
  • Patent number: 10177819
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus, including a first near field communication unit that transmits a first wireless signal for performing first near field communication with a first communication object, a second near field communication unit that transmits a second wireless signal for performing second near field communication with a second communication object that is capable of being the first communication object, and a communication controller that controls the first and second near field communication units to perform the first or second near field communication with the first or second communication object when the first wireless signal and the second wireless signal are alternately transmitted, and existence of the first or the second communication object is continuously detected plural times through transmission of one of the first and second wireless signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuro Suzuki, Futoshi Ootaka, Miyuki Yamada, Misuzu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10157026
    Abstract: A communication system may comprise an information processing device and a communication device. Communication between the communication device and the information processing device using the first wireless communication scheme may be performed. The communication device may send the connectable network identification information to the information processing device. Communication between the information processing device and the communication device using the second wireless communication scheme and using the second network may be executed, in case that the first network belongs is not included in one or more networks identified by the connectable network identification information. Communication between the information processing device and the communication device using the second wireless communication scheme and using the first network may be executed, in case that the first network is included in the one or more networks identified by the one or more connectable network identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotaka Kubota, Yoshitsugu Tomomatsu
  • Patent number: 10146727
    Abstract: A multi-modulation scheme is provided that combines pulse-width modulation and phase modulation to transmit a plurality of GPIO signals as virtual GPIO signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lalan Jee Mishra, Richard Wietfeldt, Mohit Prasad, James Panian
  • Patent number: 10111074
    Abstract: A user sets a format of an advertise packet to be transmitted from a plurality of formats using a setting screen displayed on a printing apparatus, and the printing apparatus transmits an advertise packet according to the setting made via the setting screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Go Inoue
  • Patent number: 10111272
    Abstract: The concepts and technologies disclosed herein provide a vehicle system that can prompt a user to select a BLUETOOTH pairing type—normal or temporary. In response to receiving selection of a temporary BLUETOOTH pairing type, the vehicle system can prompt the user to select a trigger for terminating a temporary pairing period during which the user device and the vehicle system are to be temporarily paired, and the vehicle system can receive selection of the trigger. The user device and the vehicle system can be paired. The vehicle system can receive data associated with the user and can store the data in a vehicle memory. The vehicle system can monitor for activation of the trigger. In response to the trigger being activated, the vehicle system can terminate the temporary pairing period thereby unpairing the user device and the vehicle system and can delete the data from the vehicle memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kim Withers, Joseph Harten