Radiotelephone Equipment Detail Patents (Class 455/550.1)
  • Patent number: 10325394
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes a transceiver to receive first touch information from a counterpart terminal, the first touch information having coordinate information of a touch input inputted by a user of the counterpart terminal, the coordinate information being identified based on a coordinate of the touch input on an image displayed on the counterpart terminal. An image signal processor of the communication terminal controls the first touch information to be displayed on a display of the communication terminal, and controls image information corresponding to the image displayed on the counterpart terminal to be displayed on the display in association with the first touch information, and controls the first touch information to be displayed on the image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sung-Sik Wang, Yong-Hoon Cho, Hoo-Doek Lee
  • Patent number: 10326887
    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: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NetTALK.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark F. Rodriguez, Anastasios Takis Kyriakides, Kenneth Hosfeld, Leo Manzewitsch, Garry M. Paxinos, Nicholas Kyriakides
  • Patent number: 10321367
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and method for establishing and releasing a MAC entity. The system including a User Equipment (UE), having a first MAC entity for a first type of cell, for communicating with a first base station (BS) on the first type of cell; for establishing a second MAC entity for a second type of cell when communicating with a second BS while maintaining communication with the first BS; and for releasing the second MAC entity for the second type of cell when stopping communication with the second BS while maintaining communication with the first BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunyoung Lee, Sungjun Park, Seungjune Yi
  • Patent number: 10306049
    Abstract: In some implementations, a computer-implemented method of displaying alert information with a mobile communication device includes displaying device status indicators to a user of a mobile device in a status area; receiving information from an application to display an alert in the status area; displaying in the status area a first level of information for the alert and a user-selectable control; and displaying, in response to a selection of the user-selectable control, a second level of information for the alert that provides greater detail than the first level of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: German Wolfgang Bauer, Michael Andrew Cleron
  • Patent number: 10305166
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing that includes a first face, a second face that is directed opposite to the first face, and a side face that at least partially enclose a space between the first face and the second face, a first metallic member, a second metallic member, and a third metallic member that form a side face, a sensor configured to detect whether an external object comes in contact with at least one of the first metallic member, the second metallic member, and the third metallic member, and to generate a signal, and a circuit configured to change an electric path between at least one of the first metallic member, the second metallic member, and the third metallic member, and the ground member, at least partially based on the generated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Man Kim, Jaehwan Kim, Min-Soo Kim, Chulhyung Yang, Ji-Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10303256
    Abstract: A smart device capable of switching between at least two applications based on the position of the smart device and a method of doing the same is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NAGRAVISION S.A.
    Inventor: Antoine Burckard
  • Patent number: 10298642
    Abstract: Methods for synchronizing a client application user interface (UI) state of content of a client application on a client device corresponding with a host application on a host device are presented, the method including: receiving an update on the host application; transmitting a request for remote notification to the client device to synchronize the UI state of content of the client application responsive to receiving the event; displaying a notification corresponding with the request for remote notification on the client device indicating content is available to the client device; selecting the notification; launching the client application on the client device; transmitting a synchronizing request by the client device to the host device; enabling a synchronization mode of the host application; determining a host application UI state; transmitting content data associated with the UI state of the host application to the client device; and displaying the client application UI state based on the content data fro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Quickbiz Holdings Limited, Apia
    Inventors: Albert Teng, Jack Yuan, Xiao Bin, Richard Li
  • Patent number: 10288476
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display with a cover layer. An ambient light sensor may be aligned with an ambient light sensor window formed from an opening in a masking layer on the cover layer in an inactive portion of the display. To help mask the ambient light sensor window from view, the ambient light sensor window may be provided with a black coating that matches the appearance of surrounding masking layer material while allowing light to reach the ambient light sensor. The black coating may be formed from a black physical vapor deposition thin-film inorganic layer with a high index of refraction. An antireflection layer formed from a stack of dielectric layers may be interposed between the black thin-film inorganic layer and the display cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Zhang Jia, Naoto Matsuyuki, Matthew S. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10277265
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a case assembly for a mobile terminal. The case assembly according to an aspect includes a rear surface case detachably coupled to a rear surface of a terminal body to cover the rear surface of the terminal body, a rear cover coupled to a rear surface of the rear surface case to protect the rear surface of the rear surface case, and an adhesive sheet provided between the rear surface case and the rear cover to provide an adhesive force to opposite surfaces so as to couple the rear cover to the rear surface of the rear surface case, wherein adhesive parts configured to couple the rear cover and the rear surface case to each other along an edge of the rear surface case are formed in the edge of the rear surface case and an area of the rear cover, which covers the edge of the rear surface case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joonhee Yoo, Inseok Yoo, Kihyoung Kim, Jaewook Lee, Sooyong Song, Kiyoung Kim, Yeongtaek Kang, Taehyun Kim, Jinhwan Lee, Suhyeong Lee
  • Patent number: 10265090
    Abstract: An electromechanical surgical system is provided and includes a hand-held surgical device. The surgical device includes a device housing defining a connecting portion for selectively connecting with an adapter assembly, the housing being configured to removably receive a battery therein; at least one drive motor supported in the device housing and being configured to rotate a drive shaft; and a circuit board disposed within the housing for controlling power delivered from a battery to the motor. The system includes a battery configured for disposition in the device housing, the battery being capable of powering the at least one drive motor, the battery including at least one display. The device housing is configured such that the at least one display of the battery is visible therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Michael D. Ingmanson, Kelly Valentine, Elizabeth Hufnagel
  • Patent number: 10269163
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for switching a real-time image in instant messaging are provided, where the method includes: providing a camera installed in the terminal; receiving a real-time image turn-on instruction inside an instant messaging window indicated on the terminal, and turning on the camera according to the real-time image turn-on instruction; receiving a real-time image acquired by the camera; and switching a background of the instant messaging window to the real-time image, the real-time image being placed behind a text of the instant messaging window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNLOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Chongzhe Yang, Maoqing Fu, Yecheng Xian, Mengshi Liu, Guang Yang
  • Patent number: 10256847
    Abstract: A method and terminal device for executing a radio application is disclosed. The method for executing a radio application is a method for executing a radio application independent of a modem in a terminal device, comprising the steps of: communicating with each other using a reconfigurable radio frequency interface (RRFI) by a unified radio application (URA), which operates on a radio computer of the terminal device, and a radio frequency (RF) transceiver, which operates in a radio platform on the radio computer; and supporting, by the RRFI, at least one service among a spectrum control service, a power control service, an antenna management service, a transmission/reception chain control service, and a radio virtual machine protection service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NEO SASTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Won Choi, Dong Hyun Kuem, Yong Jin, Kyung Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10250736
    Abstract: A terminal control device has a mode control module for switching an execution mode of a terminal. The terminal control device includes a main control module configured to control driving of the terminal, a receiver sensor installed in the terminal and configured to generate a voltage in response to an external force applied from the outside of the terminal, and a signal processing unit configured to analyze a voltage value generated in the receiver sensor, to process the voltage value into a signal for switching a mode of the terminal, and to transfer the mode switching signal to the main control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MODA-INNOCHIPS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Cheol Park, In Seob Jung
  • Patent number: 10248291
    Abstract: An in-vehicle terminal includes: a web browser that includes a plurality of tabs used to load and display a plurality of sets of content in different categories and a launcher tab used to display links to the set of content; a storage unit where the plurality of sets of content to be loaded into the plurality of tabs at the web browser and a settings file with categories into which the set of content are classified indicated therein, are saved; an input unit that accepts a user input; a display unit at which a tab among the plurality of tabs and the launcher tab is displayed; and a control unit that determines a category corresponding to a selected set of content indicated with a link selected via the input unit while the launcher tab is on display at the display unit by referencing the settings file, loads the selected set of content into a tab among the plurality of tabs based upon results of category determination, so as to ensure that the set of content loaded in the plurality of tabs belong to different
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wataru Nakasone
  • Patent number: 10242072
    Abstract: Computer implemented systems and methods are disclosed for associating records across lists, wherein the lists include a plurality of records and the plurality of records is associated with a respective entity. In accordance with some embodiments, the systems and methods further comprise grouping one or more records from a first list into a first group based on fields of the records in the first list, grouping one or more records from a second list into a second group based on fields of the records in the second list, pairing a record from the first group with a record from the second group, assessing each pair of records based on an evaluation of the respective pair according to fields of the pair, and associating records from the first group and records of the second group with an entity based on the assessment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Erenrich, Christian Tessier-Lavigne
  • Patent number: 10229135
    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 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram B. Yerrabommanahalli, Rohan C. Malthankar, Yogesh D. Karandikar, Farouk Belghoul, Krisztian Kiss
  • Patent number: 10225515
    Abstract: A portable information handling system selectively slides a display integrated in a housing relative to the housing to expose and cover a camera integrated in the housing behind the display. For example, upon execution of a videoconferencing application, an actuator slides the display to expose the camera to support a videoconference, and after the videoconference application completes, the display slides to cover the camera, thus providing security against unauthorized viewing through the camera, which is physically blocked from receiving light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Cecilia H. Sun, Paul J. Doczy
  • Patent number: 10219062
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for determining when to wirelessly communicatively couple together a pair of untethered wireless audio output devices and for determining when to erase a connection history stored on one or both of the wireless audio output devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Watson, David John Shaw, Ganesh Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Chandrahas Aralaguppe Chandramohan, Gregory Robert Burns, Benjamin Huth Byer
  • Patent number: 10216287
    Abstract: A one-handed typing system for eyes-free operation of a computerized device having an audio port. A numerical key unit accepts and communicates keystrokes by a user. The key unit has keys including no alphabetic keys, nine number keys that produce numeric keystrokes, and at least one command key that produce a command keystroke. An audio unit receives audio information from the audio port and provides it to the user as sounds. A software program runs in the computerized device. It receives the command keystroke and commands operation of software program, receives and translates the numerical keystrokes into corresponding letter keystrokes, provides the audio information to the user based on the command and letter keystrokes received, and stores the letter keystrokes in a file in the computerized device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Theodor Holm Nelson
  • Patent number: 10198025
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program wherein the apparatus comprises: a housing comprising a convex portion configured to enable the apparatus to rock in response to an impulse provided by a user; and a processor configured to enable a function of the apparatus to be performed in response to the detection of the rocking of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Claes Lundin
  • Patent number: 10188207
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a plurality of retention devices, a plurality of test computers, a plurality of mobile devices each positioned in one retention device and electrically connected to one of the plurality of test computers, and a user computer electrically connected to the plurality of test computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Communications Test Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald J. Parsons, Leo D. Parsons, Michael P. Parsons, Nidhin Davis, Matthew Parsons, Sean Parsons, Mohammad R. Paknejad, Andrew Sieben, Aaron Santangelo, John Goldman, David Beasley, Nick Gamber
  • Patent number: 10187833
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method and an apparatus for running a network function, and relate to the field of information technologies such that consistent network-wide service experience can be provided for a user service on different nodes in a network. The method includes receiving information sent by a source node, about a network function required by a user service, and running the network function if the network function is not running. The embodiments of the present disclosure are applicable to switching a user service from a source node to a target node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yingtao Li, Yong Xie, Mingjie Dong
  • Patent number: 10178212
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and an antenna determining method are provided. The mobile terminal includes a housing, a processor, at least two antennas and at least two pressure sensors. The pressure sensors are configured to acquire values of pressures applied to a surface of the housing and send the acquired pressure values to the processor; the processor is configured to receive pressure values sent by the pressure sensors, to determine at least one contact position between a user and the mobile terminal based on pressure values sent by at least one of one or more first side pressure sensors and at least one of one or more second side pressure sensors, to determine an antenna to receive or send signals from the at least two antennas based on the at least one contact position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lin Dai, Hengbin Cui, Dawei Xiong
  • Patent number: 10175674
    Abstract: A programmable logic controller includes: a parameter storage ROM to store transmission destination mail address data set as a parameter; a communication processing unit to acquire the transmission destination mail address data from an external apparatus; an internal device being a storing unit for storing the transmission destination mail address data acquired by the communication processing unit; an internal memory to store the transmission destination mail address data in the internal device when the transmission destination mail address data in the internal device is added data; a Flash ROM to store backup data of the transmission destination mail address data stored in the internal memory, and an arithmetic processing unit to perform processing for backing up, in the Flash ROM, the transmission destination mail address data acquired from the external apparatus and performs, in reoperation, processing for writing, in the internal memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Ippei Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10177440
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a mobile terminal includes a main body including a front side with which a display unit is combined, a first antenna mounted on the main body, extended in a first direction and including a first slot of which one end is closed and another end is opened, a second antenna mounted on the main body, extended in a second direction corresponding to a direction opposite to the direction to which the first slot is extended and including a second slot of which one end is closed and another end is opened, a power supply unit mounted in the inside of the main body, a first feeder configured to supply power to the first antenna from the power supply unit and a second feeder configured to supply power to the second antenna from the power supply unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byungwoon Jung, Jaewoo Lee, Sungjung Rho, Changwon Yun, Daeyong Kwak, Sungjoon Hong
  • Patent number: 10177959
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). According to various embodiments, an electronic device over resource allocation of device to device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication system comprises at least one processor configured to generate D2D control information for the D2D communication, and at least one processor configured to transmit the D2D control information through symbols for at least one of a Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH), a Physical Uplink Shared CHannel (PUSCH), and Demodulation-Reference Signal (DM-RS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Seok Ryu, Seung-Hoon Park, Jeong-Ho Park, Hyun-Kyu Yu, Cheol Jeong
  • Patent number: 10148104
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to a docking station for charging batteries used in portable electronic devices and/or for transferring data to or from portable electronic devices. The docking station is adapted to receive a rechargeable battery either directly and/or through its portable electronic device, which can be fitted with or without a cover case. For example, the docking station has a receiving area configured to receive and hold a portable electronic device including a rechargeable battery and/or a rechargeable battery after being removed from the corresponding portable electronic device. The invention also relates to a removable device adapter for use with a docking station to receive a rechargeable battery directly and/or through its portable electronic device fitted with or without a cover case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Shuang SA
  • Patent number: 10142010
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a repeater device having a first coupler to extract downstream channel signals from first guided electromagnetic waves bound to a transmission medium of a guided wave communication system. An amplifier amplifies the downstream channel signals to generate amplified downstream channel signals. A channel selection filter selects one or more of the amplified downstream channel signals to wirelessly transmit to the at least one client device via an antenna. A second coupler guides the amplified downstream channel signals to the transmission medium of the guided wave communication system to propagate as second guided electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10142086
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a repeater device having a first coupler to extract downstream channel signals from first guided electromagnetic waves bound to a transmission medium of a guided wave communication system. An amplifier amplifies the downstream channel signals to generate amplified downstream channel signals. A channel selection filter selects one or more of the amplified downstream channel signals to wirelessly transmit to the at least one client device via an antenna. A second coupler guides the amplified downstream channel signals to the transmission medium of the guided wave communication system to propagate as second guided electromagnetic waves. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10133429
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a self-capacitive touch display panel and a display device, comprising: a substrate, and a plurality of top-emitting type organic electroluminescent structures disposed on the substrate and sharing one cathode. The self-capacitive touch display panel further comprises: a plurality of self-capacitive touch electrodes disposed at the same layer, positioned above the cathode and insulated with the cathode; a plurality of touch leads electrically connected with the plurality of self-capacitive touch electrodes; and a touch detection circuit, configured to determine a touch position by detecting the change of the capacitance values of the self-capacitive touch electrodes during a touch phase. The self-capacitive touch electrodes are connected with the touch detection circuit by way of the respective touch leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yingming Liu, Xue Dong, Panhua Wang, Haisheng Wang, Xiaochuan Chen, Shengji Yang, Xiaoliang Ding, Ziwei Cui, Yanyan Yin, Jun Fan, Jiantao Liu
  • Patent number: 10129041
    Abstract: IP multicast enabled devices, systems and methods for use on an end-to-end IP multicast-enabled network are disclosed. An IP multicast system, device and method operable on the network includes an IP multicast-engine, and storage for storing instruction sets to instruct the engine to send messages according to a select multicast application. A plurality of devices become members of an IP multicast group such that sending a message to a single multicast address can provide for the concurrent control of, and the delivery of the multicast message to, the devices of the group. Error conditions in a multicast source may be handled by preserving the multicast session resources, and reassigning a multicast source address from a faulty source encoding device to an alternate device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Danial Holden
  • Patent number: 10119864
    Abstract: In embodiments of display viewing detection, a presence module, implemented on an electronic device, enables a first sensor to detect an object responsive to detecting audio via one or more microphones of the electronic device. The first sensor generates data that is used by the presence module to determine that the object is within a viewing range of the electronic device and that movement of the object is below a predetermined threshold. The presence module then enables at least a second sensor to confirm the object is viewing a display of the electronic device. When the object is detected by the second sensor, the presence module enables the display for viewing by the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M. Alameh, William S. Hede, Hisashi D. Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10122087
    Abstract: An antenna structure includes a first conductor, a high-frequency blocking unit, and a second conductor. The first conductor includes a feeding segment, a coupling segment spaced apart from the feeding segment, and a DC blocking unit connected between the feeding segment and the coupling segment. The high-frequency blocking unit is connected to the coupling segment. The second conductor is spaced apart from the first conductor and couples with the coupling segment. An end of the second conductor is connected to a ground, and the second conductor is provided without connecting any capacitance member and any inductance member. The coupling segment is used as a capacitor electrode for detecting an external object. When the coupling segment is in a capacitor electrode mode, a capacitance value between the coupling segment and the external object is variable according to a distance between the coupling segment and the external object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: AUDEN TECHNO CORP.
    Inventors: Chia-Lun Tang, Chi-Ming Chiang, Chun-Chuan Chang
  • Patent number: 10123268
    Abstract: A method, wireless device and computer program product for expanding the coverage of a cellular network. A wireless device (e.g., cellular telephone) is able to communicate with a base station in a cell of the cellular network over a non-cellular interface via another wireless device in a cell through the use of multi-hopping. A wireless device may request permission to communicate with the base station over a non-cellular interface via hopping off another wireless device when its signal strength is below a threshold. Alternatively, a wireless device may receive a request to communicate with the base station over a non-cellular interface via hopping off the wireless device that sent the request when that wireless device has excess capacity in its bandwidth with the base station. By enabling wireless devices to communicate with a base station in such a manner, the effective capacity of the cellular network is expanded and the effective capacity of the cellular network is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System
    Inventors: Vidur Bhargava, Sriram Vishwanath, Jubin Jose
  • Patent number: 10111279
    Abstract: A method of controlling a converged communications device. The method includes executing a first call between the converged communications device and a first network using a first communication modality, audibilizing the first call with one of an earpiece speaker and a loudspeaker, receiving a second call from a second network having a second communication modality different from the first communication modality, sensing an action by a user in response to receiving the second call, and audibilizing the second call with the other of the earpiece speaker and the loudspeaker based on the action and based on the second communication modality. Also discloses is a converged communications device performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Dong Zhao, Wei Chu, Antonio Faraone, Qingxiao Zheng
  • Patent number: 10111218
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method of configuring a physical channel, such as a physical control channel, for device-to-device communication between mobile terminal devices within a cellular communications network environment and comprising a step of locating a device-to-device control channel within a cellular uplink signalling spectrum, and applying a frequency offset parameter to determine separation of the device-to-device control channel from a cellular uplink control channel, and to related terminal devices and computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Lanto Rakotoharison, Abdoulaye Bagayoko, Caroline Jactat, Philippe Delahaye
  • Patent number: 10110724
    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: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Titan Health & Security Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vic A. Merjanian, Paul E. Samra, Ryan Khalili, Eduardo Juarez
  • Patent number: 10104613
    Abstract: A mobile communication method, which configures a DRX cycle having an On duration in which a downlink signal transmitted from a serving base station is to be monitored and an Off duration other than the On duration in an RRC connected state where an RRC connection is established between a radio terminal and a radio base station, the mobile communication method comprising: a step A of transmitting, from the radio terminal to the radio base station, a timing adjustment request uplink signal through an uplink control channel, even when a radio resource of an uplink data channel has not been assigned in a case where the DRX cycle is configured; and a step B of transmitting, from the radio base station to the radio terminal, transmission timing correction information of an uplink signal, in response to the timing adjustment request uplink signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Fukuta, Masato Fujishiro, Chiharu Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Adachi, Atsuhisa Inakoshi
  • Patent number: 10103277
    Abstract: A method comprising a step of forming an oxide semiconductor film over a substrate by a sputtering method while heating the substrate at a temperature of higher than 200° C. and lower than or equal to 400° C. is provided. The oxide semiconductor film comprises a crystalline region and is in a non-single-crystal state. The step of forming the oxide semiconductor film is performed by using a sputtering target comprising indium, gallium, zinc and oxygen and a sputtering gas comprising at least one of a rare gas and oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Masashi Tsubuku, Kengo Akimoto, Hiroki Ohara, Tatsuya Honda, Takatsugu Omata, Yusuke Nonaka, Masahiro Takahashi, Akiharu Miyanaga
  • Patent number: 10084897
    Abstract: An apparatus used with an electronic device consists of an electronic device housing and a camera. The camera is removably attached to the electronic device housing via an attachment mechanism. The camera is used to gather visual data for a photograph or a video. The camera is controlled wirelessly through an electronic device mounted onto the electronic device housing. The visual data is wirelessly transferred from the camera to the electronic device housing and eventually to the electronic device. The photograph or video is developed through the electronic device. A wireless transceiver of the camera and a wireless communication module of the electronic device housing is used for wireless interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Johnson Sainvil
  • Patent number: 10085180
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for converting a call type of the electronic device are provided. Accordingly, it is possible to provide optimal sound quality and impression of space to a user while providing an optimal stereo call service by upmixing a mono signal to a stereo signal even if stereo call is converted into mono call due to the environment change like a handover while the electronic device performs stereo call with an external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinwoo Park, Jaemo Yang, Gangyoul Kim, Beakkwon Son, Chulmin Choi, Hochul Hwang
  • Patent number: 10079925
    Abstract: The mobile telephone disclosed in the present specification 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignees: Rohm Co., Ltd., Finewell Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosoi, Yoji Hosoi, Masashi Morimoto, Masahide Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10075865
    Abstract: A method for reporting radio bearer loss information is provided. The method comprises: receiving a User Equipment UE Context Release Request message or a Release Access Bearer Request message or an Iu interface release request message all carrying a release cause value; and if the release cause value indicates an abnormal release, reporting radio bearer loss information to a gateway while preserving non-GBR bearers. With the method and apparatus of embodiments of this invention, not only bearer reporting can be realized, but also problems caused by the release of Non-Guaranteed Bandwidth non-GBR bearers can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan Li, Fenqin Zhu
  • Patent number: 10075816
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a mobile device position determining method and determining apparatus, and a mobile device comprising the determining apparatus. The method comprises: determining that a mobile device is in a first state, wherein in the first state, the mobile device is located at a first position relative to a user; determining that a state of the mobile device is changed from the first state to a second state; acquiring position difference information between a second position of the mobile device relative to the user in the second state and the first position; and determining the second position at least according to the first position and the position difference information. The technical solutions of the embodiments of the present disclosure can conveniently and accurately determine a position of a mobile device relative to a user, so as to make previous preparations for adjusting a function state thereof according to an environment where the mobile device is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weicai Huang
  • Patent number: 10070212
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for determining when to wirelessly communicatively couple together a pair of untethered wireless audio output devices and for determining when to erase a connection history stored on one or both of the wireless audio output devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert D. Watson, David John Shaw, Ganesha Adkasthala Ganapathi Batta, Chandrahas Aralaguppe Chandramohan, Gregory Robert Burns, Benjamin Huth Byer
  • Patent number: 10049538
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a device housing and a haptic actuator carried by the device housing and that includes a haptic actuator housing and a field member movable within the haptic actuator housing. The electronic device may also include a motion sensor carried by the device housing to sense motion of the field member, an audio sensor carried by the device housing to sense audio noise from the haptic actuator, and a controller coupled to the haptic actuator, the motion sensor, and the audio sensor. The controller may be configured to drive the haptic actuator based upon sensed motion of the field member and audio noise from the haptic actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Denis G. Chen, Shingo Yoneoka, Riccardo Tarelli, Hari Vasudevan, Domenico Geria, Mi Hye Shin
  • Patent number: 10050335
    Abstract: In one embodiments, an electronic device including an antenna with a ring-type structure is disclosed. The electronic device includes a metal bracket and the antenna. The antenna includes a first metal ring surrounding the metal bracket, where the first metal ring has at least two sections separated by at least one gap. At least one section may operate as a radiator through radio frequency (RF) feeding at least at one portion thereof. A second metal ring may be electrically connected, at least at one point thereof, to a ground of the electronic device or to the first metal ring. At least one section of the first metal ring may operate as a monopole antenna, as a PIFA antenna, or as a loop antenna, via suitable feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-Sup Lee, Gyu-Sub Kim, Yeon-Woo Kim, Jung-Sik Park
  • Patent number: 10049040
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to systems and methods of managing a memory. In a particular embodiment, a memory is disclosed that includes multiple garbage collection units. The memory also includes a controller that determines whether to select a garbage collection unit of the multiple garbage collection units for garbage collection based on a variable threshold number of the multiple garbage collection units to garbage collect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventors: David S. Ebsen, Ryan J. Goss
  • Patent number: 10038481
    Abstract: Disclosed are a multi-antenna transmission method, a terminal and a base station, wherein, an eNB sends a UE a SRS transmission mode including new SRS transmission port information and/or a signaling for instructing the UE to perform antenna group alternate transmission as well as a control signaling required by the SRS transmission mode; the UE transmits a SRS using the abovementioned SRS transmission mode, and the eNB estimates a channel information according to the SRS and calculates and transmits a precoding matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Huang, Yajun Zhao, Linmei Mo, Hanqing Xu, Baoyu Sun, Yujie Li, Hongfeng Qin, Guofeng Chen, Hongfeng Yuan, Xin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10033848
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adaptor for an electronic communication device. The adaptor enables the electronic communication device to perform additional functions based on the needs of users. The adaptor has a frame for coupling to the electronic communication device and various packages with different functions. The packages are exchangeable/replaceable with other packages of different functions. Useful data can be captured by the packages and the data can be used for subsequent analysis or distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Moduware PTY LTD
    Inventors: Frank Thomas Filser, Hubertus Friedrich Wasmer, Lech Alexander Murawski