To Output Device Patents (Class 455/41.3)
  • Patent number: 11405119
    Abstract: A transmission method for transmitting an emergency warning signal, pertaining to one aspect of the present disclosure, includes: generating control information, the control information including a flag indicating either presence or absence of information related to a region and, when the flag indicates presence, information related to the region; acquiring information related to emergency warning content; and generating the emergency warning signal including the control information and the information related to the emergency warning content. Thus, emergency warning (early warning) information can be transmitted with greater precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Yutaka Murakami, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 11403056
    Abstract: Setting information, which is stored in an image forming device, is imported to a mobile terminal when the mobile terminal is brought close to the image forming device by sending the setting information stored in the image forming device from the image forming device to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kanako Kaneda
  • Patent number: 11398233
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provides a smart service method, apparatus and device, the method includes: a first device plays response information corresponding to an awaking word after receiving the awaking word; when the first device determines that a second device in an awake state exists in a device group that the first device is in, the first device transmits operation information of the first device to the second device, and receives operation information of the second device transmitted by the second device; the first device determines, according to the operation information of the first device and the operation information of the second device a target device from the first device and the second device, where the target device is a device in the device group to provide a smart service. The service resources are economized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Cong Gao, You Luo
  • Patent number: 11381735
    Abstract: An electronic device according to the present invention, includes: at least one image sensor configured to be able of capturing an image of a first capturing range and an image of a second capturing range different from the first capturing range; and at least one memory and at least one processor which function as: a control unit configured to control to in response to an operation on a first position on a side, which is oriented in a first direction, of the electronic device, capture an image of the first capturing range by the at least one image sensor, and in response to an operation on a second position on a side, which is oriented in a second direction different from the first direction, of the electronic device, capture an image of the second capturing range by the at least one image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Honkai Tomimoto, Gen Kitamura, Hirotsugu Noda
  • Patent number: 11343389
    Abstract: When a plurality of types of IP addresses is enabled in an information processing apparatus, the information processing apparatus selects an Internet Protocol (IP) address to be written to a near field communication (NFC) tag. Then, the information processing apparatus generates tag information based on the selected IP address, and writes the generated tag information to the NFC tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hironobu Nakai
  • Patent number: 11330416
    Abstract: A method applied into a controller of a wireless Bluetooth device includes: providing a first flag and a second flag; asserting the first flag when the controller successfully receives the particular packet transmitted from the audio gateway; asserting the second flag when the controller successfully receives an acknowledgement from a secondary device wherein a reception of the acknowledgement indicates that the secondary device successfully receives the particular packet; and transmitting an acknowledgement of a particular packet to an audio gateway when the first flag and the second flag are asserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Audiowise Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Sung, Pete Hsinhsiang Liu, Jing-Syuan Jia, Wei-Chung Peng, Kuang-Hu Huang, Jeng-Hong Chen, I-Ken Ho, Wei-Chih Chen, De-Hao Tseng
  • Patent number: 11301186
    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 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 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotaka Kubota, Yoshitsugu Tomomatsu
  • Patent number: 11297134
    Abstract: Systems and methods for live proximity-based media transfer are disclosed. For example, a secure network between a sharer device and a viewer device may be established when the devices are within a given geographic area of one another. An instance of an application running on each device may be utilized to authenticate a sharing session and then the sharer device may share media with the viewer device. The viewer device may have its functionality limited when in the viewer mode such that the viewer device may only view the shared media, zoom the view of the media, and/or exit the sharing session and/or application. The shared media is not saved to the viewer device and cannot be permanently manipulated by the viewer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Cyan, Inc.
    Inventors: Rand Miller, Robin Barr Miller, Tony Fryman
  • Patent number: 11272340
    Abstract: A method, device, and computer-readable medium provide for establishing, by a fixed wireless access (FWA) device in a customer premises equipment (CPE) network, a communication channel with a user device; dynamically generating, by the FWA device, a one-time personal identification number (PIN); sharing, by the FWA device, the one-time PIN with the user device; pairing, by the FWA device and based on activation of one-time PIN, the user device via a short-range connection; and performing, by the FWA device using the short-range connection, at least one of setup or installation of one or more devices in the CPE network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Hojilla Uy, Samirkumar Patel, Young R. Choi, Emilia C. Quijano, Dayong He, Manuel Enrique Caceres
  • Patent number: 11246513
    Abstract: An analyte monitoring system may include one or more of an analyte sensor, a transceiver, a display device, and a management system. The transceiver may be configured to receive sensor data from the analyte sensor and calculate analyte monitoring information. The display device may be configured to receive the analyte monitoring information from the transceiver. The management system may be configured to receive analyte monitoring information from the display device. The management system may be configured to use the analyte monitoring information to produce a comparison result. The management system may be configured to, based on the comparison result, transmit to the display device management information associated with the received analyte monitoring information. Producing the comparison result may include comparing one or more performance diagnostics with one or more performance indicators. Producing the comparison result may include comparing compliance information with usage protocol information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Senseonics, Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhi Chavan, Barkha Raisoni, Suresh Addaguduru
  • Patent number: 11178709
    Abstract: A pairing method implemented in a first device includes obtaining identification information of a second device. The pairing method also includes transmitting a pairing request message to the second device, the pairing request message carrying a system key. The pairing method also includes receiving a pairing response message from the second device. The pairing method also includes analyzing the pairing response message based on the system key. The pairing method further includes verifying the analyzed pairing response message based on the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhipeng Zhang, Xiaojun Yin, Naibo Wang, Ning Ma
  • Patent number: 11172303
    Abstract: A wireless audio output device including a first audio output unit and a second audio output unit is provided. The wireless audio output device establishes a wireless link with an audio source, which outputs a first original audio data and a second original audio data. The first and the second audio output units simultaneously output and play the first and the second original audio data. When the first audio output unit successfully receives the first original audio data but the second audio output unit fails to receive the second original audio data, the first audio output unit drops the received first original audio data, and the first and the second audio output units generate a first concealment audio data and a second concealment audio data, respectively, by using a PLC algorithm and play the first concealment audio data and the second concealment audio data, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: AIROHA TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Sheng-Yu Chiu, Kai-Sheng Chen, Hsi-Yuan Tsai, Chih-Kang Wang
  • Patent number: 11163525
    Abstract: An audio system construction method includes acquiring device information of a speaker by communication between an information control device and the speaker, setting a name of the speaker, and assigning, at the information control device, the speaker to a channel that plays a specific role related to the name of the speaker in an audio system that handles a plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuya Mushikabe, Keisuke Tsukada, Keita Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11153701
    Abstract: Wireless communication schemes and techniques are described, wherein a secondary device is configured to eavesdrop information communicated between a source and a primary device. Secondary device transmits a NACK signal to jam ACK signals from the primary device to the audio source, forcing a retransmit of audio information from the source to the primary, and available over an eavesdropping link between the secondary device and the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Arvind Sridharan, Patrick Coupe, Mohan Mysore, James Skov, Walter James Wihardja
  • Patent number: 11126395
    Abstract: An intercom system provides audio communication between multiple users wearing head-mounted devices (HMDs). In an embodiment, the intercom system determines a first location of a first HMD of a first user. The intercom system determines a second location of a second HMD of a second user. The intercom system receives audio of the first user from a microphone of the first HMD. The intercom system determines a volume level of the audio at the second location using at least the first location and the second location. The intercom system transmits the audio to the second HMD responsive to determining that the volume level is less than a threshold volume. The intercom system may also selectively transmit audio based on gaze direction of a user. Additionally, the intercom system may generate a transcript of audio input by users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SentiAR, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Blume, Michael K. Southworth
  • Patent number: 11096025
    Abstract: A software-implemented wireless Bluetooth device proximity detection process and a wireless Bluetooth device proximity detection system are disclosed. The software-implemented wireless Bluetooth device proximity detection process and wireless Bluetooth device proximity detection system is able to be utilized by any system or mobile device that has Bluetooth technology to detect the presence of devices in an area. The software-implemented wireless Bluetooth device proximity detection process and wireless Bluetooth device proximity detection system is able to accurately determine how many individuals are in an area along with monitoring specific individuals. Unlike traditional motion sensor devices, the software-implemented wireless Bluetooth device proximity detection process and wireless Bluetooth device proximity detection system is less prone to jamming, spoofing, and outright failing to work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Thomas David Monberg Thompson
  • Patent number: 11089481
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a first communication unit wirelessly communicating with an external apparatus via a first communication method, a second communication unit generating a network and wirelessly communicating with the external apparatus via a second communication method via the network; and a control unit controlling wireless communication with the external apparatus via the second communication unit in a selected procedure from among a plurality of procedures including at least a first procedure and a second procedure, wherein, in the first procedure, the control unit generates a network identified by identification information including a character string, and in the second procedure, generates identification information of the network without using the character string, shares the generated identification information with the external apparatus via the first communication unit, and generates a network identified by the shared identification information, to wirelessly communicate with the e
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Iida
  • Patent number: 11088738
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a communication method. A first network device configures power configuration information for each of at least two precoding matrix groups, and sends the power configuration information to a second network device. The power configuration information is used to indicate a power configuration of a corresponding precoding matrix group of the at least two precoding matrix groups, and the at least two precoding matrix groups belong to a same resource used to measure channel state information CSI. When the second network device performs CSI measurement, different power values of different precoding matrix groups can be considered, thereby increasing accuracy of the CSI measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinyao Liang, Ting Wang, Yuanjie Li
  • Patent number: 11071150
    Abstract: The technology relates to establishing wireless communication links, or connections, between a first audio accessory device, a second audio accessory device, and a client computing device. After receiving signals from the client computing device to initiate audio output, the first audio accessory device and the second audio accessory device may both perform a series of steps in parallel to establish connections with the client computing device and with each other. The series of steps may include relaying one or more acknowledgement (ACK) signals between the audio accessory devices in order to confirm proper receipt of the signals from the client computing device at both audio accessory devices. Alternatively, the series of steps may include transmitting a jamming signal from one of the audio accessory devices in order to prevent an ACK signal from the other audio accessory device from reaching the client computing device and initiating audio output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hongyang Deng, Shijing Xian, Guang Xie, Chi Kin Benjamin Leung
  • Patent number: 11024974
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for implementing and utilizing dual-polarized planar ultra-wideband antennas. An example planar antenna may include a substrate, a monopole conductor located on a first side of the substrate, a first ground conductor located on a second side of the substrate, and a second ground conductor located on the first side of the substrate. The monopole conductor may be connected to a first signal feeding line, the first ground conductor may be connected through a ground connector to ground potential, the first ground conductor may be connected to a second signal feeding line and, and the second ground conductor may be connected to ground potential located on the first side of the substrate. The planar antenna may be configured to form multiple sub-antennae during active operations. The planar antenna may also be configured to form a ring-antenna during operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Nima Jamaly
  • Patent number: 11010121
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a first media information affordance representing a first media item in response to detecting an indication that a physical proximity between an electronic device and an external device satisfies a proximity condition. The electronic device receives a first input representing selection of the first media information affordance. In response to receiving the first input: in accordance with a determination that the first input is a first type of input, a process to playback the first media item is initiated; and in accordance with a determination that the first input is a second type of input different from the first type of input, a second media information affordance representing the first media item is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David Chance Graham, Taylor G. Carrigan, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 11013029
    Abstract: A communication means which allocates a terminal identifier to a destination communication apparatus and carries out communication with the destination communication apparatus by use of a plurality of functions including an identifier generation section 152 for generating different terminal identifiers corresponding to a function used and an identifier allocation section 114 having an identifier selecting section 104 for allocation to the destination communication apparatus. Using a plurality of different terminal identifiers (terminal function identifiers), a function to be used between the destination can be specified. Moreover, it is possible to optimize the size of a memory for storing information required for adaptive modulation control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Namba, Shimpei To, Yasuhiro Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10999727
    Abstract: A main Bluetooth circuit and an auxiliary Bluetooth circuit of a multi-member Bluetooth device for communicating data with a remote Bluetooth device are disclosed. In the period during which the auxiliary Bluetooth circuit operates at a relay mode, the main Bluetooth circuit receives packets transmitted from the remote Bluetooth device, and the auxiliary Bluetooth circuit does not sniff packets transmitted from the remote Bluetooth device. But the auxiliary Bluetooth circuit switches from the relay mode to a sniffing mode if the data type of packets transmitted from the remote Bluetooth device changes. In the period during which the auxiliary Bluetooth circuit operates at the sniffing mode, the auxiliary Bluetooth circuit sniffs packets issued from the remote Bluetooth device while the main Bluetooth circuit receives packets transmitted from the remote Bluetooth device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Yi-Cheng Chen, Kuan-Chung Huang, Chia Chun Hung, Hou Wei Lin
  • Patent number: 10988113
    Abstract: A wireless controller is in communication with a plurality of wireless transceivers. An authentication controller is in communication with the wireless controller. The authentication controller is programmed to provide an initial authentication message to a user interface responsive to initiation of an authentication sequence between the vehicle and a mobile device initiating communication with the wireless transceivers, and responsive to completion of the authentication sequence, update the authentication message to indicate that the authentication sequence is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ali Hassani, Hamid M. Golgiri, Vivekanandh Elangovan, Gerard Edward Szczepaniak, Joshua Wheeler, Kirk Leonard
  • Patent number: 10983739
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus coupled to a device via at least one of a plurality of networks includes a memory having computer readable instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the computer readable instructions to transmit to the device first communication information for performing communication between the device and the information processing apparatus, when a process is requested from the device; determine whether the communication is possible via a first network to which the device is coupled according to whether the communication is performed using the first communication information; connect to a second network using second communication information for connecting to the second network, when the communication is determined impossible via the first network; and determine whether the communication is possible via the second network according to whether the communication is performed using the first communication information via the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10972979
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment includes establishing, by Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) circuitry of an access control device, a BLE communication connection with a first mobile device while a main microprocessor and a Wi-Fi circuitry of the access control device are in sleep states; waking, by the access control device, the Wi-Fi circuitry of the access control device from the sleep state in response to establishing the BLE communication connection with the mobile device; establishing, by the Wi-Fi circuitry of the access control device, a Wi-Fi communication connection with an access control server in response to waking the Wi-Fi circuitry from the sleep state; and receiving, by the access control device and from the access control server via the Wi-Fi communication connection, access control data for the access control device transmitted from a second mobile device to the access control server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: Srikanth Venkateswaran, John Goodrich, David M. Baty, Christopher Green
  • Patent number: 10959126
    Abstract: Techniques for wireless transmission of data are provided, in which data representing a plurality of frames of a time-sequential signal are encoded. The encoded data are temporarily retained in a memory buffer before wireless transmission. A current number of frames of the encoded data awaiting transmission is determined, and a compression rate is selected for encoding the next frame of data of the time-sequential signal based on the determined number of stored frames in the memory buffer. The selected compression rate is used to encode the next frame of the time-sequential signal, which is added to the encoded data stored in the memory buffer and wirelessly transmitted from the memory buffer. The present disclosure is applicable to a smartphone and a portable player, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Chisato Kemmochi
  • 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: 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: 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