Radiotelephone Equipment Detail Patents (Class 455/550.1)
  • Patent number: 11026051
    Abstract: Wireless communications may be established between mobile computing devices via wireless protocols in asymmetric modes, using the orientation of the mobile devices to determine the asymmetric modes in which the mobile devices are operated. Requests may be received to initiate wireless communications using a wireless protocol that supports at least two asymmetric communication modes. The orientation of the mobile devices may be determined, and the asymmetric communication modes to be used by the mobile devices may be based on the orientations of the mobile device. Each mobile device may be configured to operate in the determined asymmetric communication mode of the wireless protocol, for establishing communications via the wireless protocol with other mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Robert S. Mozayeni
  • Patent number: 11017062
    Abstract: A method for the secure interaction of a user with a mobile terminal and a further entity includes transmitting a secret or an image of the secret generated by a one-way function and an individual data from the user to a back-end, transmitting the image and the individual data from the back-end to a protected execution environment of a processor of the mobile terminal; notifying the user on a secure user interface of the mobile terminal, wherein the individual data is displayed to the user and wherein the user is authenticated with the secret, the user interacting with a secure element of the mobile terminal having a secure connection with the protected execution environment, via the secure user interface and the protected execution environment; and the secure element interacting with the further entity via a secured connection providing a complete security chain of all entities involved in the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Bastian Bartels
  • Patent number: 10991392
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program, the apparatus comprising: processing circuitry; and memory circuitry including computer program code, the memory circuitry and the computer program code configured to, with the processing circuitry, enable the apparatus to: enable a wireless connection to be established with an electronic device; capture an audio signal and enable the captured audio signal to be sent to the electronic device using the wireless connection to enable the captured audio signal to be used to create an enhanced audio signal; and wherein the apparatus is arranged to be removeably attachable to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Miikka Tapani Vilermo, Koray Ozcan, Toni Henrik Mäkinen
  • Patent number: 10992355
    Abstract: An operating method of an electronic device including a plurality of panel antennas and storing information about a plurality of codebooks includes: determining at least one panel antenna among the plurality of panel antennas based on environmental information; receiving control information from a base station; and selecting an optimal codebook among the plurality of codebooks based on the determined at least one panel antenna and the received control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junho Lee, Yangsoo Kwon, Donghyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 10993191
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method of performing power backoff for an array antenna including a plurality of antenna elements are provided. The electronic device includes an array antenna including a plurality of antenna elements arranged to perform beamforming, a proximity detecting device configured to detect a proximity of an object, a memory, and a processor, wherein the memory is configured to store instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to communicate with an external electronic device through a first beam formed using the plurality of antenna elements and deactivate at least one of the plurality of antenna elements when the proximity of the object is detected by the proximity detecting device during communication with the external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Seongbeom Hong
  • Patent number: 10990136
    Abstract: A wireless communication device and a case assembly are provided. The wireless communication device includes main body, kickstand structure and antenna module. The main body includes display portion, back portion and RF signal module. The display and back portions are opposite, which the RF signal module is disposed between. The kickstand structure is rotationally pivoted to the back portion of main body. The antenna module is disposed on the kickstand structure and electrically connected to the RF signal module of main body. The case assembly is partially covered the wireless communication device and includes case covering the back portion of wireless communication device, kickstand structure rotationally pivoted to the case and antenna module disposed on the kickstand structure and electrically connecting to the RF signal module of wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cheng Hung Lin, Szu Po Wang, Chun Hsien Lee
  • Patent number: 10986462
    Abstract: Provided are a system and a method for providing information by using a near field communication. A method for a first device to provide information to a second device includes receiving a first message broadcasted from a communication apparatus since the first device is located within a near field communication range of the communication apparatus; receiving a second message from the second device since the second device located within the near field communication range of the communication apparatus is in near field contact with the first device after the first message is received; authenticating the second device using the second message; and providing predetermined information related to the communication apparatus and the second device since the second device is authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-kyung Kim, Yevhenii Yakishyn, Andrii Astrakhantsev, Mykhaylo Korobov, Vladimir Tuz, Kyoung-jin Moon
  • Patent number: 10977474
    Abstract: A fingerprint collection method and a terminal, where the method includes obtaining, by a terminal, a fingerprint collection instruction, where the fingerprint collection instruction instructs to collect a fingerprint using a fingerprint sensor integrated on a function key, collecting, by the terminal using the fingerprint sensor based on the fingerprint collection instruction, fingerprint information recorded by a user on the function key, obtaining, by the terminal on the function key at any moment of collecting the fingerprint information, a first key event triggered by the user, where the first key event is any operation other than a fingerprint recording event, and discarding, by the terminal, the first key event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dapeng Zhang, Feipeng Shang, Zhaofeng Li
  • Patent number: 10959006
    Abstract: An apparatus for charging a portable wireless listening device including a housing having a socket to receive the portable wireless listening device; a battery; wireless circuitry that enables the apparatus to communicate wirelessly with a host device; power transmitting circuitry configured to provide power to the portable wireless listening device when the device is received in the socket to charge a battery within the portable wireless listening device; and a processor configured to establish a wireless communication protocol between the portable wireless listening device and the host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: M. Evans Hankey, Emery A. Sanford, Christopher D. Prest, Way Chet Lim
  • Patent number: 10936166
    Abstract: A user terminal device and a controlling method thereof are provided. The user terminal device includes a display configured to be divided into a first area and a second area which is larger than the first area with reference to a folding line, a cover disposed on a rear side of the display, a detector configured to detect a user interaction on the display and the cover, and a controller configured to, in response to the display being folded along the folding line such that the first area and the second area face each other, control the detector to detect a user interaction through an exposure area, which is an exposed part of the second area, and the cover, and, in response to the display being folded such that the two parts of the cover face with each other with reference to the folding line, control the detector to detect a user interaction through the first area and the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-goo Kang, Yun-kyung Kim, Yong-yeon Lee, Ji-yeon Kwak, Hyun-jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10939012
    Abstract: A controller in a management system performs: in response to receiving a first request, transmitting first information to an image-processing apparatus, the transmitted first information being acquired by a terminal apparatus; receiving the first information acquired by the terminal apparatus and original image data stored in the terminal apparatus; storing the received original image data at a first storage location in the image data storage, the first storage location being specified by the received first information; receiving a second request; in response to receiving the second request, transmitting the second information to the image-processing apparatus; receiving the second information and a third request from the image-processing apparatus; and in response to receiving the third request; transmitting target image data based on the received original image data to the image-processing apparatus, the target image data being stored in the second storage location specified by the received second informati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ken Saito
  • Patent number: 10928705
    Abstract: A mobile device case has a first lens cover and a second lens cover. The first lens cover and second lens cover are each moveable between a first position and a second position. A coupling connects the first lens cover to the second lens cover. When the first lens cover is in the first position and the second lens cover is in the first position, movement of the first lens cover from the first position to the second position, simultaneously and automatically moves the second lens cover from the first position to the second position. When the first lens cover is in the second position and unlocked, and the second lens cover is in the second position, a biasing force automatically moves the first lens cover into the first position from the second position, and the second lens cover, by way of the coupling, automatically and simultaneously moves into the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Eric Vélez Justiniano
  • Patent number: 10931828
    Abstract: A multi-port VoIP telecommunications system that allows the user to gain access to telephone connectivity through the Internet by connecting directly to the Internet or by connecting to the Internet through the existing Internet connection of a computer or cell phone device. The present system includes an Ethernet port, a Wi-Fi receiver to facilitate the transmission and receipt of Internet protocol signals wirelessly, a USB plug connectable to the ATA, connectivity to a home monitoring network and connectivity to Bluetooth devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NetTALK.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Rodriguez, Anastasios Takis Kyriakides, Kenneth Hosfeld, Leo Manzewitsch, Garry M. Paxinos, Nicholas Kyriakides
  • Patent number: 10931621
    Abstract: One or more systems and/or methods for providing a notification of a life event to a user for a contact of the user are provided. A contact database (e.g., an electronic address book, a social media contact list, etc.) associated with the user may be evaluated to identify a contact from a set of contacts of the user. A contact query may be created for the contact. The contact query may be utilized to access data articles within a data store. The data articles may be evaluated to identify life events associated with the contact. In an example, the life event may be at least one of a death event, a birth event, an engagement event, a marriage event, a graduation event, an anniversary event, or the like. A notification may be provided to the user of the life event in response to identifying the life event for the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Condolence Connect, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Charles DeJohn, III, Paul Lienard Rupert, Jonathan Lee Hoyt, Harry Reid Sheppard, Patrick Joseph Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10928985
    Abstract: A user terminal device and a controlling method thereof are provided. The user terminal device includes a display configured to be divided into a first area and a second area which is larger than the first area with reference to a folding line, a cover disposed on a rear side of the display, a detector configured to detect a user interaction on the display and the cover, and a controller configured to, in response to the display being folded along the folding line such that the first area and the second area face each other, control the detector to detect a user interaction through an exposure area, which is an exposed part of the second area, and the cover, and, in response to the display being folded such that the two parts of the cover face with each other with reference to the folding line, control the detector to detect a user interaction through the first area and the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-goo Kang, Yun-kyung Kim, Yong-yeon Lee, Ji-yeon Kwak, Hyun-jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10921911
    Abstract: A smart watch is disclosed which may be controlled remotely using any of a variety of communications control links and control modules that are not part of the watch itself. The control links include RF, Bluetooth, Optical, Hardwired and Artificial Intelligence (Al) control links; operating in combination with tactile, audio and/or visual/motion sensing control mechanisms (modules). The disclosed smart watch optionally includes an expandable speaker extending from the wrist band of the watch to allow for the speaker to easily be placed next to the user's ear while in use. The Bluetooth speaker may be removable and may be used with other wireless devices. Methods, apparatus and systems incorporating the disclosed teachings are particularly well suited to support use of a smart watch by the disabled; and allows for both “hands free” and/or remote smart watch operation and control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Edy Arnulfo Villeda Berganza
  • Patent number: 10903247
    Abstract: A scanning antenna (1000) in which antenna units (U) are arranged, the scanning antenna including: a first dielectric substrate (1); a TFT substrate (101) including TFTs, gate bus lines, source bus lines, and patch electrodes (15); a slot substrate (201) including a second dielectric substrate (51), and a slot electrode (55) formed on a first main surface of the second dielectric substrate; a liquid crystal layer (LC) provided between the TFT substrate and the slot substrate; and a reflective conductive plate (65) provided opposing a second main surface of the second dielectric substrate (51) opposite to the first main surface via a dielectric layer (54). The slot electrode includes slots arranged corresponding to each of the patch electrodes, and the second dielectric substrate (51) and the slot electrode (5) further include an adhesive layer (92) formed therebetween from a thermosetting type or photocurable type adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jumpei Takahashi, Masanobu Mizusaki, Kiyoshi Minoura, Akira Sakai
  • Patent number: 10897709
    Abstract: A method of granting access to a wireless network is provided allowing approval by a trusted authenticator. The method includes receiving a request to join a wireless network at a gateway from a client device, determining with the gateway whether the client device is within a predefined trusted zone, sending a notification of a potential new connection with the client device from the gateway to the trusted authenticator. The trusted authenticator then provides a response regarding the potential new connection, wherein the gateway denies network access to the client device when the gateway determines that the client device is outside the trusted zone or when the response from the trusted authenticator rejects the potential new connection, and wherein the gateway grants network access to the client device when the gateway determines that the client device is inside the trusted zone and when the response from the trusted authenticator approves the potential new connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Karthick Somalinga Nagarajamoorthy, Somesh Saraf, Sudeepta Bhuyan, Epari Aurovind Sagar
  • Patent number: 10887442
    Abstract: A community safety system (CSS) including a notification management entity (NME) comprising servers, the NME communicatively coupled to multiple user devices and one or more administrator devices (collectively, registered user devices). The CSS includes a plurality of registered users, wherein each registered user is associated with an organization, and a user category of a set of user categories. The NME may maintain a list of the registered users and associated information. The registered users may have user devices including a CSS application operating thereon. In some embodiments the CSS enables inter-organizational communication, allowing for members of a first organization to provide alerts that the NME can pass to a second organization when the registered user is physically located within a security zone associated with a second organization but not a member of the second organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TITAN HEALTH & SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Vic A. Merjanian, Paul E. Samra, Ryan Khalili, Eduardo Juarez
  • Patent number: 10873769
    Abstract: A live broadcasting method is provided. A computing device corresponding to a first user identifier participating a group session displays a group session interface. The computing device obtains a group live broadcasting initiation instruction based on the group session interface; collects a live broadcasting data stream according to the group live broadcasting initiation instruction; and plays the live broadcasting data stream on the group session interface. The live broadcasting data stream is sent to a terminal corresponding to a second user identifier participating in the group session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qinghua Zhong, Kun Lu, Haoqi Kuang, Dili Fu, Ying Zhu, Guochen Zeng, Yinglei Liang
  • Patent number: 10859710
    Abstract: A frequency drift compensation system for a radio receiver includes a pilot signal generator that is configured to generate two pilot signals, a local oscillator that is configured to generate a local oscillator frequency signal, a first mixer that generates a first offset pilot signal, a second mixer that generates a second offset pilot signal, and a summer that is configured to add the first offset pilot signal and the second offset pilot signal to the intermediate frequency signal to obtain a composite signal. The frequency drift compensation system includes a processor that is configured to detect frequency drift in the offset pilot signal responsive to the composite signal and to generate a frequency drift control signal to compensate for the frequency drift. Related radio receivers, GPS receivers, and methods are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ATC TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ajay S. Parikh, Santanu Dutta
  • Patent number: 10863268
    Abstract: A display device may include (i) a display panel, (ii) a housing surrounding at least a portion of the display panel, (iii) an audio trench peripherally surrounding at least a portion of the display panel, the audio trench including a trench opening in a front side of the housing between a frame region and a peripheral region, and (iv) at least one speaker driver disposed between the display panel and a back side of the housing, the at least one speaker driver including a sound radiating surface positioned to direct sound waves into an acoustic chamber defined between the at least one speaker driver and the display panel, wherein a chamber opening is located between a lateral periphery of the acoustic chamber and the audio trench. Various other systems, devices, assemblies, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Katherine Suzi Torigoe, Bo Zheng, Joshua Davies, Ulrik Skov, Joshua Warren Bingham
  • Patent number: 10855823
    Abstract: A terminal is provided, in accordance with the embodiments of the present disclosure. The terminal includes a printed circuit board, a display panel, and at least two functional modules. The printed circuit board is electrically coupled to the display panel. The display panel includes a display portion for displaying information, and a functional recess configured to receive the at least two functional modules. The functional recess is at least partially surrounded by the display portion. In the terminal of the embodiment the display portion can have a larger size, thereby displaying with a larger size of the display panel can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Haiping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10856279
    Abstract: In a radio communication system using OCC for DMRS, a base station apparatus correctly receives PUSCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Yosuke Akimoto
  • Patent number: 10856215
    Abstract: A transmitter is configured to convey N bits of information and L bits of information, for a total of N+L bits of information, to a destination device via an auxiliary device. The transmitter is configured to select, from a plurality of auxiliary devices that are respectively associated with different possible states of the L bits of information, an auxiliary device that is associated with a state of the L bits of information to be conveyed. L may be ?1. The transmitter is also configured to convey the N+L bits of information from the transmitter to the destination device via the selected auxiliary device, without the transmitter transmitting any of the L bits of information to the destination device or the selected auxiliary device, by transmitting a signal to the selected auxiliary device. This signal comprises the N bits of information. N may be ?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: ENK Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: 10856114
    Abstract: A method and system are described for servicing a second line service (“SLS”) based communication request originating from a subscriber's telecommunications device (“TD”) even if the call signal does not include sufficient information to identify the phone number from which the subscriber initiated the call. The method involves associating the SLS phone number of the subscriber, the primary number of the subscriber and the primary number of a third party via a special relationship number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Movius Interactive Corporation
    Inventors: George Backhaus, Jignesh Gandhi, Julio Gonzalez, John Green, Philip Lowman, Paul Rubenstein, Mike Speanburg
  • Patent number: 10848193
    Abstract: A method and a system for reducing radiation damage from a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes the following steps: responsive to the mobile terminal being in a call answering state, switching a main transceiver path of the mobile terminal to an upper antenna; and responsive to a receiver of the mobile terminal is in a working state, reducing a radio frequency transmit power of the upper antenna of the mobile terminal. When determining that the user is in a call while being close to the mobile terminal and that the main transceiver path is switched to the upper antenna, the present disclosure reduces the radio frequency transmit power of the upper antenna, of the mobile terminal by a radio frequency chip, thereby reducing an SAR value so as to prevent the radiation of the mobile terminal from harming the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JRD Communication Inc.
    Inventors: Yubiao Li, Wen Wang
  • Patent number: 10847056
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a portable multi-interface Braille key board cell system. The system includes a bump frame and a Braille keyboard module that are assembled together. The Braille keyboard module unit includes a Braille keyboard assembly integrated together with an extendable and retractable wing panel mechanism. The system is further in integration with a controller and a processing unit of a handheld device. The system can further access functions of the handheld device via Braille buttons or presser buttons provided by the Braille keyboard assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Te On Peter Lau, Fairoz Mohamed Noor, Alexandre Jacques Henri Caussel
  • Patent number: 10824232
    Abstract: A sound outputting apparatus which includes a communicator communicate with an electronic apparatus and receive first audio data, an output module to output the first audio data received, and to output second audio data, which is modified data of the first audio data, a sensor to detect brainwave data of a user, and a processor to control so that the brainwave data of the user detected through the sensor is transmitted to the electronic apparatus through the communicator, and so that the second audio data is received from the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-ho Hwang, Mi-young Kim, Min-su Hwangbo, Jong-youb Ryu
  • Patent number: 10817547
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to a mobile device that communicates over short-range networks and long-range networks. In various embodiments, a mobile device includes one or more radios configured to communicate using a plurality of radio access technologies (RATs) including a cellular RAT and a short-range RAT. The mobile device may establish a first connection and a second connection with a network such that the first connection uses the short-range RAT and the second connection uses the cellular RAT. The mobile may collect information about the second connection and communicate the collected information to the network over the first connection. In some embodiments, the information includes a base station identifier, an MCC, an MNC, the cellular RAT and a cellular information age indicating the time since the information about the second connection was collected by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram B. Yerrabommanahalli, Rohan C. Malthankar, Yogesh D. Karandikar, Farouk Belghoul, Krisztian Kiss
  • Patent number: 10820090
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a speaker assembly, including: a housing with an accommodation space formed by a top wall, a bottom wall, and a sidewall; a speaker received in the accommodation space. The speaker includes a first unit having a first diaphragm and a second unit having a second diaphragm; a first back cavity formed by the first unit and the bottom wall; a second back cavity formed by the second unit and the top wall. An auxiliary cavity is formed by the second diaphragm and the bottom wall; a partition wall connecting between the top wall and the bottom wall for separating the auxiliary cavity from the first back cavity. The partition wall has a through hole corresponding to the second diaphragm. The second unit has a side adjacent to the second diaphragm fixed to the partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Pengfei Yu, Tao Shao
  • Patent number: 10819484
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a sounding reference signal configuration method and an apparatus. The method includes: determining, by a base station, a movement speed of user equipment UE; determining, by the base station based on the movement speed of the UE, a UE-specific subframe configuration set in a plurality of UE-specific SRS subframe configuration sets corresponding to a used cell-specific SRS subframe configuration set, and determining a UE-specific SRS subframe configuration parameter in the determined UE-specific subframe configuration set, where the UE-specific SRS subframe configuration parameter is used to indicate a subframe used to send an SRS; and sending, by the base station, the UE-specific SRS subframe configuration parameter and identification information of the UE-specific subframe configuration set to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Huang, Lu Wu, Yi Qin
  • Patent number: 10812635
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure relates to the technical field of mobile terminals, and particularly discloses a foldable mobile terminal. The foldable mobile terminal includes: an upper antenna and a lower antenna; and a first contact and a second contact. The first contact is connected to the upper antenna, and the second contact is connected to the lower antenna and is used for touching the first contact. In a case that the foldable mobile terminal is folded so that the first contact and the second contact touch each other, the upper antenna and the lower antenna form a new antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES (WUHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng He, Xianggen He
  • Patent number: 10805523
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an image capturing device, a light emitting device for illuminating an object to be captured by the image capturing device, a visual guide to guide a user to aim the apparatus at a target authentication device, and a processor. The visual guide is devised such that when the apparatus is aimed at the target authentication device following guidance of the visual guide, the brightness levels on an image of the target authentication device captured by the image capturing device while under illumination of the light emitting device are within a predetermined range of brightness levels to facilitate verification of authenticity with reference to the captured image of the target authentication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: EASY PRINTING NETWORK LIMITED
    Inventors: Tak Wai Lau, Wing Hong Lam
  • Patent number: 10805827
    Abstract: A base station device includes: a communication unit configured to communicate with a terminal device using a beam which is output in a specific direction; and a control unit. The control unit is configured to acquire a first communication traffic volume of communication with a first terminal device which is performed using a first beam, and control the communication unit such that the communication with the first terminal device is performed using a second beam different from the first beam based on the first communication traffic volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tsuguhiro Aoki, Shigeto Suzuki, Kennichi Iijima
  • Patent number: 10788800
    Abstract: A mobile device can provide predictive user assistance based on various sensor readings, independently of or in addition to a location of the mobile device. The mobile device can determine a context of an event. The mobile device can store the context and a label of the event on a storage device. The label can be provided automatically by the mobile device or by the external system without user input. At a later time, the mobile device can match new sensor readings with the stored context. If a match is found, the mobile device can predict that the user is about to perform the action or recognize that the user has performed the action again. The mobile device can perform various operations, including, for example, providing user assistance, based on the prediction or recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Lili Cao, Michael P. Dal Santo
  • Patent number: 10791583
    Abstract: A user apparatus is provided. The user apparatus is used in a mobile communication system in which D2D communications are supported. The user apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain from a base station control rules including predetermined communication methods applied to corresponding user apparatus types; a determination unit configured to determine which of the predetermined communication methods is to be applied to the user apparatus by comparing a type of the user apparatus and the control rules; and a transmission unit configured to transmit a D2D signal based on the determined predetermined communication method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Shimpei Yasukawa, Satoshi Nagata, Yongbo Zeng, Qun Zhao, Yongsheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10790919
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for personalized real-time audio generation based on user physiological response. An example method includes obtaining hearing information associated with a user's hearing capabilities, the hearing information indicating one or more constraints on the user's hearing, and the hearing information being determined based on one or more hearing tests performed by the user; requesting listening history information from one or more music streaming platforms, the listening history information indicating, at least, music playlists to which a user created or is subscribed; determining, based on the listening history information, a style preference associated with the user; generating, utilizing one or more machine learning models, personalized music based on the hearing information and the style preference, wherein the personalized music comports with the constraints, and wherein the system is configured to provide the personalized music for output via a user device of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: John Kolen, Harold Henry Chaput, Navid Aghdaie, Kazi Atif-Uz Zaman, Kenneth Alan Moss
  • Patent number: 10783517
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a third-party payment application integrated with a native wallet application executing on a mobile device, a payment request and a near-field communication code received from a payment terminal associated with a merchant. The mobile device includes secure elements accessible by the third-party payment application based on a processor of the mobile device being in a secure mode. The method includes authenticating a user through a secure subsystem executing on the mobile device. The method includes facilitating payment between the user and the merchant through a third-party payment server based on the authenticating the user and identifying a loyalty program status associated with the merchant. The method includes updating the payment request with the loyalty program to generate an updated loyalty program status. The method includes displaying a user computing device, comprising the updated loyalty program status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Grassadonia, Ayokunle Omojola, Robert Andersen, Michael Moring, Daniele Perito
  • Patent number: 10778823
    Abstract: A mobile telephone in accordance with some implementations has a mobile telephone upper edge unit including a right-ear cartilage conduction unit, a left-ear cartilage conduction unit, and a linking unit linking the right-ear cartilage conduction unit and the left-ear cartilage conduction unit, the units being exposed at the mobile telephone surface; and a cartilage-conduction vibration source for transmitting vibration to the mobile telephone upper edge unit. The mobile telephone can include: a sound source unit for outputting a sound signal; an acoustic processing unit for applying correction to the sound signal output from the sound source unit, doing so on the basis of the vibration frequency characteristics of ear cartilage; a cartilage-conduction vibration source vibrated by the sound signal corrected by the acoustic processing unit; and a detection unit for detecting pressing of the mobile telephone against the ear cartilage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Finewell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosoi, Yoji Hosoi, Masashi Morimoto, Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10771889
    Abstract: A package comprises: a transducer; a substrate comprising an acoustic port, with the transducer attached to a surface of the substrate and over or adjacent to the acoustic port; and a venting mechanism for venting air or sound pressure from a device comprising the package, with the venting mechanism being affixed to the substrate and partially surrounding the acoustic port, and with the venting mechanism being dimensioned to filter out audio frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Vesper Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Littrell
  • Patent number: 10762409
    Abstract: An electronic badge comprises a housing having a form factor of a mobile device, a processor, and memory coupled to the processor and including an observation and feedback application. Further, the electronic badge comprises a first transceiver that communicates on a first personal-area network, a second transceiver that communicates on a second personal-area network, and a third transceiver that communicates on a local area network. An information feedback device is controlled by the processor to activate to provide information to the user that feedback has been either given or received, wherein the information feedback device is operated by the processor in response to the processor executing the observation and feedback application, and in response to the processor interacting with at least one of the first transceiver, the second transceiver, and the third transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Crown Equipment Corporation
    Inventor: Philip W. Swift
  • Patent number: 10763581
    Abstract: A router includes a housing, a printed circuit board disposed within the housing, a cellular module disposed within the housing and electrically connected to the printed circuit board, the cellular module being configured to enable connection to a mobile broadband network, at least one antenna terminal formed in the housing for connecting an external antenna to the cellular module, and a switch associated with the at least one antenna terminal, the switch being configured to automatically switch from an internal antenna of the router to the external antenna when the external antenna is connected to the router via the at least one antenna terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: VENTUS IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Keith Charette
  • Patent number: 10756954
    Abstract: An information processing system according to the present invention includes: a relay device communicates with a server through a first communication line and a device through a second communication line, and relays data between the first communication line and the second communication line; an auxiliary relay device communicates with the server through a third communication line and the device through the second communication line, and relays data between the third communication line and the second communication line; and a management device detects a failure on the first communication line and controls the auxiliary relay device in such a way as to establish an alternative communication channel by using the third communication line and the auxiliary relay device when the failure is detected and to deliver the auxiliary relay device to a location where the auxiliary relay device is connected to the second communication line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10757522
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for calibrating a headphone including an amplifier with a memory and signal processing properties, the method comprising steps for determining a desired sound attributes for the headphone, and setting signal processing parameters in the amplifier in order to obtain the desired sound attributes either by measurement or based on the received input information from a user of the headphones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Genelec Oy
    Inventors: Aki Mäkivirta, Siamäk Naghian
  • Patent number: 10750002
    Abstract: A communication device includes a first body, a second body, a first audio module, and a second audio module. The second body is rotatably connected to the first body. The first audio module is disposed on the first body. The second audio module is at least partially disposed on the first body. When the second body rotates relatively to the first body to be in a first state to switch the communication device to be in a first operation mode, at least a portion of the first audio module is turned on, and the second audio module is turned off. When the second body rotates relatively to the first body to be in a second state to switch the communication device to be in a second operation mode, the first audio module is turned off, and the second audio module is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Hua Li, Li-Fang Chen, Chen-Hsien Cheng, Yi-Chang Wu, Po-Yueh Lan, Yu-Wei Lai, Kun-Chang Chen, Yi-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 10739839
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for efficient power management for storage devices. A method includes receiving a request to transition a flash memory to a first stand-by mode, wherein the flash memory comprises a plurality of dies. The method also includes causing one or more guard dies of the plurality of dies to transition to the first stand-by mode while causing one or more other dies of the plurality of dies to transition to a second stand-by mode, wherein the second stand-by mode is configured to consume less power than the first stand-by mode. The method also includes receiving an input/output (I/O) request for the flash memory. The method also includes causing the I/O request to be performed on the one or more guard dies that are in the first stand-by mode but not in the second stand-by mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Bazarsky, Tomer Tzvi Eliash, Yuval Grossman
  • Patent number: 10733858
    Abstract: The monitoring and security of at least one enclosure, allowing a constant and complete view of the enclosure, and a modulated assessment of the state of security of same. The invention proposes to transmit images of the enclosure wirelessly to a mobile medium for helping the flight crew assess the situation and the measures to take in case of a sensitive security situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Latecoere
    Inventor: Boucourt Gerard
  • Patent number: 10733286
    Abstract: Detecting propensity profile for a person may comprise receiving artifacts associated with the person; detecting profile characteristics for the person based on the artifacts; receiving a plurality of predefined profiles comprising a plurality of characteristics and relationships between the characteristics over time, each of the plurality of predefined profiles specifying an indication of propensity; matching the profile characteristics for the person with one or more of the plurality of predefined profiles; and outputting one or more propensity indicators based on the matching, the propensity indicators comprising at least an expressed strength of a given propensity in the person at a given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anni R. Coden, Keith C. Houck, Ching-Yung Lin, Wanyi Lin, Peter K. Malkin, Shimei Pan, Youngja Park, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10728270
    Abstract: Creation of new edges in a network may be used as an indication of a potential attack on the network. Historical data of a frequency with which nodes in a network create and receive new edges may be analyzed. Baseline models of behavior among the edges in the network may be established based on the analysis of the historical data. A new edge that deviates from a respective baseline model by more than a predetermined threshold during a time window may be detected. The new edge may be flagged as potentially anomalous when the deviation from the respective baseline model is detected. Probabilities for both new and existing edges may be obtained for all edges in a path or other subgraph. The probabilities may then be combined to obtain a score for the path or other subgraph. A threshold may be obtained by calculating an empirical distribution of the scores under historical conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Triad National Security, LLC
    Inventor: Joshua Charles Neil