Radiotelephone Equipment Detail Patents (Class 455/550.1)
  • Patent number: 11647124
    Abstract: In a method for configuring a policy for user equipment (UE), a PCF network element receives policy information of the UE from a first network element. The policy information of the UE indicates a current policy of the UE. The PCF network element sends configuration information to the UE based on the policy information of the UE, and the configuration information instructs the UE to update the policy of the UE. The policy control function network apparatus then sends to the first network apparatus update information that comprises either the configuration information or an identifier of the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiyang Sun, Chunshan Xiong, Yizhuang Wu
  • Patent number: 11632621
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for controlling the volume of a wireless headset, a wireless headset and a mobile terminal. The method comprises: when the mobile terminal is connected to a wireless headset in an in-ear state, acquiring a target play volume range of the wireless headset; adjusting the play volume of the wireless headset within the target play volume range; when volume determination information from the wireless headset is received, determining that the play volume of the wireless headset at the moment the volume determination information is received is a target play volume value; and adjusting the play volume of the wireless headset to be the target play volume value. The play volume of a wireless headset suitable for a user can be automatically and quickly set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinhua Gong, Baoti Li
  • Patent number: 11595530
    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: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: NetTALK.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Rodriguez, Anastasios Takis Kyriakides, Kenneth Hosfeld, Leo Manzewitsch, Garry M. Paxinos, Nicholas Kyriakides
  • Patent number: 11592410
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless monitoring system for a coal-gangue mixing ratio based on a non-Hermite technology, including a signal generation monitoring device, an excitation coil, a receiving coil and a parallel plate capacitor. The signal generation monitoring device is connected with the excitation coil; the receiving coil is connected with the parallel plate capacitor to form an LC resonance system; the receiving coil is placed in parallel with the excitation coil, and the axis of the receiving coil and the axis of the excitation coil are on a same horizontal line; the signal generation monitoring device is used to generate a pulse current and collect reflected signals; the excitation coil excites an initial magnetic field based on the generated pulse current, and the LC resonance circuit performs an electromagnetic field induction to generate an induced magnetic field, and feeds back the reflected signals to the signal generation monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Shanxi Datong University
    Inventors: Lijuan Dong, Haoyan Xi, Yong Sun, Yong Dong, Yue Zhao, Yanhong Liu, Fusheng Deng, Xiaoqiang Su, Yunlong Shi
  • Patent number: 11570895
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first printed circuit board having a first surface and a second surface, a second printed circuit board having a first surface and a second surface disposed to be spaced apart from the first printed circuit board, a battery disposed between the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board, a first connection member to electrically connect the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board, and a second connection member to electrically connect the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board, wherein the first connection member and the second connection member may be arranged to at least partially overlap at a portion passing by the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wanjae Ju, Jaehan Kim, Seunghak Lee, Jungyong Yun, Sungchel Hwang
  • Patent number: 11569909
    Abstract: In order to predict properties of a first device, data is obtained relating to properties of second devices having characteristics in common with the first device. The data comprises values of a first parameter at specific values of a second parameter. The data is organized in a first matrix with each row or column representing one value of the second parameter, and each column or row contains for one of the second devices the value of the first parameter at each of the values of the second parameter for which data is available. The first matrix is factorized into a second matrix and a third matrix. The second matrix represents a relationship between the second parameter and hidden features. The third matrix represents a relationship between the second devices and hidden features. The second matrix and/or the third matrix is used to predict at least one value of the first parameter and at least one respective specific value of the second parameter outside a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Roberto Magri, Marcello Morchio
  • Patent number: 11548389
    Abstract: A control system for a screen of a vehicle includes a global positioning system (GPS), an inertia sensor and a control circuit. The GPS detects a satellite signal from a satellite. The inertia sensor senses motion of the vehicle and correspondingly generates a motion state value. The control circuit performs one of a first determination procedure and a second determination procedure according to the state of the satellite signal. In the first determination procedure, the control circuit calculates the vehicle speed of the vehicle according to the satellite signal, and selectively locks the screen of the vehicle according to the vehicle speed. In the second determination procedure, the control circuit generates a motion signal according to the motion state value, and selectively locks the screen of the vehicle according to the motion signal. Accordingly, driving safety can still be effectively ensured even in the case of poor satellite signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hsueh-Mao Cheng
  • Patent number: 11502730
    Abstract: Devices and systems useful in concurrently receiving and transmitting Wi-Fi signals and Bluetooth signals in the same frequency band are provided. By way of example, an electronic device includes a transceiver configured to transmit data and to receive data over channels of a first wireless network and a second wireless network concurrently. The transceiver includes a plurality of filters configured to allow the transceiver to transmit the data and to receive the data in the same frequency band by reducing interference between signals of the first wireless network and the second wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hsin-Yuo Liu, Peter M. Agboh, Mohit Narang, Indranil S. Sen, Nicholas M. McDonnell, Chia Yiaw Chong
  • Patent number: 11503017
    Abstract: In order to leverage an enterprise-hosted network (EHN) associated with an entity, a communication technique may dynamically customize an application on a portable electronic device. In particular, the portable electronic device may discover and then may connect to the EHN using a quarantine zone that restricts access to the EHN. After providing valid credentials to establish a level of trust with the EHN, the portable electronic device may receive a request for authentication and authorization information. In response to the request, the portable electronic device may provide a credential to the EHN. Next, the portable electronic device may receive provisioning information that customizes the application on the portable electronic device to a venue associated with the entity. The provisioning information may include a connection setting associated with the application on the portable electronic device, which allows the portable electronic device to connect to the EHN outside of the quarantine zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Doron Givoni, Henry H. Tzeng, Steve A Martin
  • Patent number: 11500655
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs stored on computer-readable media, for inline and contextual delivery of content, which may include content selectively determined using private database content. In some implementations, interface data indicating text of a user interface of a electronic device is obtained. A particular term in the text of the user interface of the electronic device is determined to satisfy one or more criteria. Based on determining that the particular term satisfies the one or more criteria, the particular term is annotated to alter the appearance of the particular term in the user interface. After annotating the particular term, user interaction with the annotated term is detected and a card is provided for display in the user interface. The card can include information that corresponds to the term and that was determined using content from a private database for an organization of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: MicroStrategy Incorporated
    Inventors: Siamak Ziraknejad, Jiao Xu, Boyu Li, Quan Jia, Saurabh Abhyankar, Raul de Leon, Timothy Lang
  • Patent number: 11503142
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile terminal including a front case, a display disposed at a front surface of the front case, a rear case disposed to oppose a rear surface of the front case, and a finger scan sensor part coupled to the rear surface of the front case. The finger scan sensor part may be configured to sense at least a portion of light incident after passing through the display and the front case among light reflected by an external object. Other embodiments are implementable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byunghwa Lee, Jonghwan Lee
  • Patent number: 11494162
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a user inputter receiving a user input; a content receiver receiving content data from a content source; a display configured to display an image included in the content data; a sound output configured to output sound included in the content data; and a processor configured to decode the content data into sound data, set a sound parameter according to a result of reinforcement learning about the sound parameter based on the user input, convert the sound data into a sound signal according to the set sound parameter, and control the sound output to output the sound corresponding to the sound signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Beom Kim, Sun Min Kim, Jae Youn Cho, In Woo Hwang, Ki Woong Kang
  • Patent number: 11495229
    Abstract: Devices and techniques are generally described for sending a first instruction for a device to output first content while the speech-processing device is in an ambient state during a first time period. First feedback data is received indicating that a first action associated with the first content was requested at a first time. A determination is made that the first time is during the first time period. Timing data related to a current time of the device is determined. Second content is determined based at least in part on the first action being requested during the first time period and the timing data. A second instruction is sent effective to cause the device to output second content while in the ambient state during a second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Guoning Hu, Michael Hart, Seth Brickman, Ashok Gupta, David Jason Jones, Sandy Huang Cook
  • Patent number: 11493961
    Abstract: A docking station has a base, a main casing, a cover body, a ventilation layer, and multiple first lateral openings. The main casing forms a first inner space and has multiple first through-holes. The ventilation layer is in gaseous communication with the first inner space via the first through-holes. The cover body is fixed to the main casing, and the ventilation layer is formed between the cover body and the main casing. The first lateral openings are formed in the cover body and in gaseous communication with the ventilation layer. When in use, heat generated by electronic components inside the first inner space makes air inside the first inner space flow upwards to the ventilation layer and subsequently exits the docking station via the first lateral openings. Meanwhile, cool air enters the first inner space via the first lateral openings to dissipate heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: BIZLINK INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuo-Liang Tseng, Yu-Shih Chin
  • Patent number: 11496428
    Abstract: A method for sharing content on an instant messaging application operating in a user terminal including determining whether content-to-be-shared for a chat room associated with a user account of the instant messaging application exists, outputting a share recommendation message for the user account through the chat room in response to a result of the determining indicating that the content-to-be-shared exists, receiving a response to the share recommendation message from the user account, and outputting the content-to-be-shared for the chat room based on the received response to the share recommendation message may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: LINE PLUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Deokyong Ahn, Hwan Kim, Min Jeong Kim, Jaehyun Lee, Seongsu Kim, Kyoung Min Kim, Sanghyuk Suh, Jeongrok Kim, Tae Jeong Lee, Jeong Hyeon Kwon, Keumryong Kim, Inah Kim, Na Young Kim, Jungjun Park
  • Patent number: 11457303
    Abstract: A device can include a processor; memory accessible to the processor; a housing assembly that includes a display and a tray recess; and an ear bud tray disposed in the tray recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Samuel Jackson Patterson, Cuong Huy Truong, Kazuo Nakada, Hisashi Shima
  • Patent number: 11430236
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, systems and devices having segmented numeral character recognition. In an embodiment, users may take digital pictures of a seven-segment display on a sensor device. For example, a user at a remote location may use a digital camera to capture a digital image of a seven-segment display on a sensor device. Captured images of a seven-segment display may then be sent or uploaded over a network to a remote health management system. The health care management system includes a reader that processes the received images to determine sensor readings representative of the values output on the seven-segment displays of the remote sensor devices. Machine learning and OCR are used to identify numeric characters in images associated with seven-segment displays. In this way, a remote heath management system can obtain sensor readings from remote locations when users only have access to sensor devices with seven-segment displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: REDIMD, LLC
    Inventors: Walter Holmsten, Malcolm Edward Storey, Aakash L. Gupta
  • Patent number: 11429657
    Abstract: A mobile device receives media files, and automatically tags each of the media files with tags, comprising data or meta-data, based on: 1) other mobile users proximate to the mobile device, 2) a current location of the mobile device, 3) facial recognition analysis applied to each of the first media files, 4) subject or content recognition analysis applied to each of the first media files, 5) a current date, and/or 6) a usage history associated with each of the first media files. The mobile device stores the tagged media files, and receives a user request to search the media files. The mobile device searches the tags, responsive to the user request, to generate a filtered set of media files, and presents the filtered set of media files to a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry E. Brackett, Allison M. Forgues
  • Patent number: 11430429
    Abstract: To more smoothly communicate with a user, provided is an information processing apparatus including an output control unit that controls information presentation to a user, in which, in a case where a specific expression in a group including the user is applicable regarding content of information to be presented, the output control unit causes the information presentation including the specific expression to be executed using at least one of a sound or an image. Furthermore, provided is an information processing apparatus including a learning unit that learns a recognition target and a linguistic expression regarding the recognition target in association with each other, in which the linguistic expression includes a specific expression in a group including a user, and the learning unit learns the specific expression on the basis of at least one of a collected sound or a collected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mari Saito
  • Patent number: 11418866
    Abstract: A voice-activated encoding method includes determining a voice power parameter based on a frequency domain representation of a voice signal from a voice microphone. The method includes determining an ambient power parameter based on a frequency domain representation of at least one ambient signal from at least one ambient microphone spaced from the voice microphone. The method also includes enabling encoding of an audio signal based on the voice signal in response to comparing the power parameters and a threshold value. A headset including a controller may use the method to determine whether to enable or disable encoding, transmission, or both of an audio signal to another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Stefan M. Apelqvist, Vijay K. Gidla, Abel Gladstone Mangam, Roger Kihlberg
  • Patent number: 11418619
    Abstract: Technology is described for configuring data communication schedules for devices. A computing hub in a wireless network may determine a data communication schedule for a device in the wireless network. The data communication schedule may include an assigned time slot for the device to communicate with the computing hub. The data communication schedule with the assigned time slot may be provided from the computing hub to the device. The device may be instructed to wake up from a reduced power mode and enter into an active mode during the assigned time slot defined in the data communication schedule. The computing hub may prioritize data communication for the device during the assigned time slot defined in the data communication schedule and when the device is in the active mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mattison, Chen Yang, Harout Sebouh Hedeshian, Jimi Shah
  • Patent number: 11393319
    Abstract: An individual tracking and communication system and method is presented herein. The system and method includes a wearable device adapted to be worn by a user and a caregiver device operated by a caregiver. The wearable device and caregiver device are paired to one another by being assigned to the same group via a management dashboard, and thereby allowing for communications to occur there between. The wearable device is configured to initiate and receive voice communications with the caregiver device, and to automatically initiate a communication with an emergency service if an attempt to initiate a voice communication with the caregiver device fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: REMI Device Company
    Inventors: Daniel Maisano, II, Patricia Maisano
  • Patent number: 11394435
    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 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junho Lee, Yangsoo Kwon, Donghyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 11374941
    Abstract: Integrity protection is activated for user plane data transferred between a network node and a terminal device of the cellular communications network. The activation can be initiated by the terminal device sending a request message to a second network node. Thus, a UE, such as a Cellular IoT UE, and a network node such as a SGSN are able to use LLC layer integrity protection for both control plane and user plane data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Vesa Torvinen, Noamen Ben Henda, Vesa Lehtovirta, Katharina Pfeffer, Monica Wifvesson
  • Patent number: 11370353
    Abstract: A wireless doorsill plate with changeable display information and power-saving mechanism includes a baseplate, a battery module, a radio frequency module, a display module and an energy-saving module. A circuit board is provided on the baseplate, the battery module is disposed on the baseplate and electrically connected to the circuit board, and the battery module is used to generate an electric power. The radio frequency module is disposed on the circuit board and used to receive an activation signal to generate a wireless signal. The display module is assembled on the circuit board and has a backlight unit connected to the battery module. The energy-saving module is disposed on the circuit board and electrically connected to the battery module. According to the wireless signal the energy-saving module reduces the electric power generated by the battery module in order to turn on the backlight unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ZEALIO ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chia-Pao Cheng, Pao-Lin Guo, An-Tsun Teng
  • Patent number: 11374635
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a method and apparatus for sensor assisted beam selection. A method for sensor assisted beam selection includes receiving an input from a sensor indicating a presence of an obstacle proximate to the sensor. The method further includes identifying an antenna module proximate to the sensor. The method further includes deactivating at least a portion of the identified antenna module based on the input from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pengda Huang, Jianhua Mo, Boon Loong Ng, Mandar Narsinh Kulkarni, Won-Suk Choi, Jianzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11363407
    Abstract: Disclosed is a secure in-person dating and socializing platform. The platform may perform a check-in of a first user at a particular event based on messaging from a first device of the first user. The first device may receive messages from other devices of other users at the particular event that have previously checked-in to the particular event. Each message may provide a status for a different one of the other users. The first device may determine a location of each of the other devices based on signaling characteristics associated with receiving each message, may determine an area falling within a field-of-view of the first device camera, and may provide an augmented reality presentation of the camera feed with a visual indicator for the status of a second user at a particular location in the field-of-view that maps to the location of a second device of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ON LLC
    Inventor: Luis Contreras
  • Patent number: 11336867
    Abstract: A method of tracking a mobile device comprising at least one camera in a real environment comprises the steps of receiving image information associated with at least one image captured by the at least one camera, generating a first geometrical model of at least part of the real environment based on environmental data or mobile system state data acquired in an acquisition process by at least one sensor of a mobile system, which is different from the mobile device, and performing a tracking process based on the image information associated with the at least one image and at least partially according to the first geometrical model, wherein the tracking process determines at least one parameter of a pose of the mobile device relative to the real environment. The invention is also related to a method of generating a geometrical model of at least part of a real environment using image information from at least one camera of a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Meier, Sebastian Lieberknecht
  • Patent number: 11330057
    Abstract: Operation methods of a first communication node in a network, in particular, an Ethernet-based vehicle network, include: transmitting, by the first communication node to at least one communication node which is connected to the first communication node, a first frame requesting state information of a physical layer between the first communication node and the at least one communication node; receiving, by the first communication node from the at least one communication node, a second frame in response to the first frame; and identifying, by the first communication node, a state of the physical layer based on the second frame when the second frame is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Woo Sub Kim, Sung Ho Choi, Seong Jin Park
  • Patent number: 11330034
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking and logging mute events that occur during communication sessions are disclosed. The method includes generating a disruption report that includes one or more aspects of a mute event detected during a communication session. The disruption report is communicated to a network for further analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Tawhidur Rahman, Hsin Fu Henry Chiang
  • Patent number: 11330063
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The disclosure provides a method for supporting re-authentication of a PDU session generated through DN authentication/authorization with a DN-AAA server, and a method and an apparatus for managing a corresponding PDU session if DN authorization information is updated at the time of re-authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngkyo Baek, Sangjun Moon, Jicheol Lee
  • Patent number: 11329689
    Abstract: Systems and method are provided for canceling unwanted transmitter-to-receiver leakage in a coherent wireless system using a feedforward waveform that overcomes the limitations of purely analog or purely digital cancelation systems and methods. Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure generate a software-defined waveform that, when fed forward into the receiver, effectively cancels the leakage. Embodiments of the present disclosure can use a defined cancelation waveform (e.g., a software-defined cancelation waveform) that can cancel multiple leakage paths at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Christopher T. Rodenbeck
  • Patent number: 11330656
    Abstract: This disclosure provides mechanisms for User Equipment, UE, capability signaling and coordination for Long Term Evolution (LTE) and New Radio (NR) tight-interworking without increasing the complexity of LTE capability reporting. This disclosure proposes a capability signaling and coordination framework in order to coordinate at least band combinations and Layer 2 buffer capabilities across the master and the secondary nodes which are of different Radio Access Technologies (RATs), such as LTE and NR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Osman Nuri Can Yilmaz, Stefan Wager
  • Patent number: 11321056
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mechanism for adding a disabling function that satisfies a safety standard to a safety program in a simplified procedure. A program creation assistance device that assists in creation of a safety program to be executed by a safety controller creates a safety program including an input block to which a safety input signal from an input device is assigned, a functional block that implements a safety function, and an output block that outputs a safety output signal, and adds, to the safety program created, a plurality blocks and connections between the plurality of blocks in accordance with an instruction from a user, the plurality of blocks and the connections between the plurality of blocks being configured to implement a disabling function that disables the safety input signal when a predetermined condition is satisfied in the safety program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KEYENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masashi Kawanaka, Motohiro Kudo, Shinya Kameoka
  • Patent number: 11316850
    Abstract: A distributed ledger, e.g., blockchain, enabled operating environment includes a user device that accesses services of a service device by leveraging the decentralized blockchain. For example, a user device can lock/unlock a door (e.g., service device) by interfacing with a smart contract stored on the decentralized blockchain. The user device provides parameters, such as payment, that satisfies the variables of the smart contract such that the user device can access the service device. The service device regularly retrieves information stored in the smart contract on the decentralized blockchain. For example, the retrieved information can specify that the user device is authorized to access the service device or that the service device is to provide a service. Therefore, given the retrieved information, the service device provides the service to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: BC DEVELOPMENT LABS GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Jentzsch, Simon Jentzsch, Stéphane Tual
  • Patent number: 11307757
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to receiving a user input corresponding to a rotation of a rotatable input mechanism and in accordance with the user input, adjusting a brightness level of a display screen during a brightening configuration session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Tyler McAtee, Baboo Gowreesunker, Michael J. Lamb, Brent W. Schorsch, Kevin Lynch
  • Patent number: 11296744
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a method including fabricating a one section foldable phone case for coupling with a foldable phone configured to fold from top to bottom, fabricating a one section foldable phone case for coupling with a foldable phone configured to fold from side to side, fabricating a two-section foldable phone case for coupling with a foldable phone configured to fold from top to bottom, fabricating a two-section foldable phone case for coupling with a foldable phone configured to fold from side to side, wherein phone cases are configured to view front and back foldable phone folded and unfolded screens, and embedding a RFID chip with a unique ID number into a foldable phone cases configured for locating and identifying a user's foldable phone case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Eli Altaras, Yusuf Altaras
  • Patent number: 11284315
    Abstract: In an example aspect, a method performed by wireless device for communication establishment is provided. The method comprises, in response to a request for establishment of a communication with the wireless device using a first network, receiving a redirection instruction to redirect to a second network, and in response to whether a node in the second network supports communication with a node in the first network, selecting a first procedure or a second procedure for establishing the communication using the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ralf Keller, Christer Gustafsson, Åsa Larsen
  • Patent number: 11283909
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment may include: at least one processor; a first slot connected to the at least one processor and configured to receive a first SIM which is detachable; a second slot selectively connectable to the at least one processor and configured to receive a second SIM which is detachable; an eSIM selectively connectable to the at least one processor and included in the electronic device; and a switch configured to connect at least one of the second slot or the eSIM to the at least one processor, wherein the at least one processor is configured to: detect an event for using the eSIM while the at least one processor is connected to the second slot based on the switch being in a first state; and based on detecting the event for using the eSIM, control the switch to change from the first state to a second state, wherein the at least one processor may be connected to the eSIM the switch being in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Youcheol Moon
  • Patent number: 11284268
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless communication method and apparatus. The method includes: determining an overlapping wireless frequency band resource between a cellular communication system and a wireless-fidelity (WIFI) system; transmitting, by the cellular communication system, an interference signal on the overlapping wireless frequency band resource to shield a terminal of the WIFI system from performing communications on the overlapping wireless frequency band resource; and communicating, by the cellular communication system, with a terminal on the overlapping wireless frequency band resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Li
  • Patent number: 11283971
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing including a first housing and a second housing, a flexible display including a first display part and a second display part, a first camera module mounted in the first housing and disposed adjacent to the cutting structure, and a second camera module and a third camera module mounted in the second housing, in which the first housing includes a notch having any suitable shape. At least one of the second camera module or the third camera module is disposed to face the same direction as the first camera module when the first housing and the second housing are folded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chanyoung Moon, Hokeun Kwak, Doosik Park, Woosung Chun, Mooyoung Kim, Kihuk Lee
  • Patent number: 11284003
    Abstract: A user terminal apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The user terminal apparatus includes a display including a main display area which is disposed on a front surface of the user terminal apparatus, and a sub display area which extends from one side of the main display area and is disposed on at least one area of a rear surface of the user terminal apparatus, a camera configured to photograph an image, and a processor configured to display a live view acquired through the camera on one of the main display area or the sub display area, and control the display to display, in response to an orientation of the user terminal apparatus being changed, the live view on another one of the main display area or the sub display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-sub Park, Dae-myung Kim, Dae-hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11274034
    Abstract: A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) motor includes a substrate, a backplate, and a diaphragm. The substrate has a first surface and a second surface. The second surface has a slot that extends at least partially into the substrate. A port extends through the substrate. The backplate is mounted to the first surface of the substrate, and the backplate covers at least a portion of the port. The diaphragm is between the backplate and the substrate. The diaphragm moves with respect to the backplate in response to acoustic energy that passes through the port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: KNOWLES ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventors: Alyssa Kueffner, Sung Bok Lee, Yenhao Chen, Yaoyang Guo, Jeremy Hui, John J. Albers, Jonathan Reeg
  • Patent number: 11269513
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a computer-implemented method for use in conjunction with a device with a touch screen display is disclosed. In the method, a movement of an object on or near the touch screen display is detected. In response to detecting the movement, an electronic document displayed on the touch screen display is translated in a first direction. If an edge of the electronic document is reached while translating the electronic document in the first direction while the object is still detected on or near the touch screen display, an area beyond the edge of the document is displayed. After the object is no longer detected on or near the touch screen display, the document is translated in a second direction until the area beyond the edge of the document is no longer displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Bas Ording
  • Patent number: 11262088
    Abstract: A method is provided for adjusting settings of environmental devices of a system connected via a network to an automation hub. A prompt is received to start playing content on an appliance of the system during a time period. The content is played during the time period. A profile associated with the content is requested, where the profile includes a set of parameters for the environmental devices. The profile is received during a predetermined period of time. While the environmental devices are in operation, the settings of the environmental devices are adjusted based on the set of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Cameron Fuller, Emma R. Tucker, Brian L. White Eagle
  • Patent number: 11251757
    Abstract: A high-frequency front-end circuit includes a plurality of power amplifiers. Power supply inductors and matching inductors for the power amplifiers are formed of conductors disposed on a substrate. The power supply inductors and the matching inductors are disposed on or in different layers. When the substrate is seen in a plan view, at least a portion of the first power supply inductor and at least a portion of the second matching inductor overlap each other with an insulating layer interposed therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Ito
  • Patent number: 11240466
    Abstract: A display device configured to communicate with a mobile device for video calling. The display device is configured to activate a camera, based on a video calling request received from a mobile device, obtain image data for a counterpart mobile device through a communication interface, and control a display to display a video calling screen image including a first image for the counterpart mobile device generated based on the image data and a second image obtained by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jongin Lee, Sehyun Kim, Kwansik Yang, Kilsoo Choi, Euna Ko
  • Patent number: 11238852
    Abstract: A speech translation device includes: a beamformer which forms, from a speech signal obtained by a microphone array, a first beam and a second beam having different directions; a direction designator which designates one of the first beam and the second beam according to a user operation; a signal-to-noise (SN) ratio calculator which calculates an SN ratio using the designated beam as a signal component in the SN ratio, and the other beam not designated as a noise component; a display determiner which determines whether recognition of the designated beam is difficult, using the calculated SN ratio, and determines a speaking instruction for overcoming difficulty of the recognition when determining that the recognition is difficult; and a display which displays the speaking instruction determined by the display determiner in a display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kohhei Hayashida, Atsushi Sakaguchi, Kazuya Nomura, Hiroki Furukawa, Tsuyoki Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 11228985
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments may include: at least one antenna; and at least one communication processor configured to support first network communication with a first network and second network communication with a second network different from the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaemoon Cha, Seonyun Kim, Yeonjoo Lee, Suyoung Park, Sunmin Hwang
  • Patent number: 11211910
    Abstract: A device including one or more processors configured to, based on at least one of an external criterion or a signal-based criterion, output a first gain adjusted signal from a first gain adjuster or a second gain adjusted signal from a second gain adjuster as an input to an audio processing operation. The first gain adjusted signal corresponds to a first gain applied to an audio signal from a microphone and the second gain adjusted signal corresponding to a second gain applied to an audio signal from a microphone. The signal-based criterion is based on whether a first signal metric associated with the first gain adjusted signal or a second signal metric associated with the second gain adjusted signal is closer to a target metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorproated
    Inventors: Jingbin Wang, Xiaoming Bao, Yu Chen