Radiotelephone Having Plural Transceivers (e.g., For Analog And Digital, Trunking And Cellular, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/553.1)
  • Patent number: 11039341
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and an apparatus for scheduling a voice service in a packet domain. The method includes: obtaining at least one value of a first scheduling parameter corresponding to each protocol sublayer of L2 of a voice service, determining a condition needing to be satisfied by quality of service of the voice service, determining a value of a service scheduling parameter of the voice service based on the condition needing to be satisfied by the quality of service of the voice service and based on the at least one value of the first scheduling parameter, and scheduling the voice service based on the value of the service scheduling parameter of the voice service. In this way, a service scheduling parameter is adjusted at an appropriate time when a particular condition is satisfied, so that transmission quality of a link can be ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Tang, Yanbo Yang, Ming Li, Yuejun Wei
  • Patent number: 10999795
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to wireless communications and, more particularly, to adjusting how certain types of devices wake up and/or stay awake for broadcast service. A method for wireless communications is provided that may be performed by a user equipment (UE). The method includes receiving a power savings configuration indicating sleep periods during which the UE is scheduled to be unreachable. The method includes determining at least one time, during at least a portion of one of the indicated sleep periods, for the UE to be awake in order to at least one of: receive or discover Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS) user services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miguel Griot, Haris Zisimopoulos, Mungal Singh Dhanda, Amer Catovic, Lenaig Genevieve Chaponniere
  • Patent number: 10985866
    Abstract: The invention provides method in a mobile communication system of transmitting data wherein the data is transmitted using a modulation and coding scheme, MCS, which is reconfigurable over a MCS re-configuration cycle length and wherein the data is transmitted using a reconfigurable transmit time interval, TTI, length, the MCS reconfiguration cycle length and the TTI length being different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Maik Bienas, Andreas Schmidt, Martin Hans
  • Patent number: 10945233
    Abstract: A paging method, a paging device, and system are described. A mobility management network element (MME) obtains location information of user equipment (UE) in a non-3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) network, where the UE already accesses the non-3GPP network. The MME receives a downlink data notification message, where the downlink data notification message carries an identifier of the UE. The MME pages the UE according to the location information of the UE in the non-3GPP network. In some implementations, a paging range may be determined according to the location information of the UE in the non-3GPP network, and a paging message does not need to be sent to all base stations in a registration area of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youyang Yu, Huan Li, Weisheng Jin
  • Patent number: 10917846
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a beacon device is configured to provide power in the beacon device in response to a signal from a clock to enter a wake state from a sleep state. The beacon device is further configured to receive configuration parameters over the wireless network interfaces from a network device, monitor one or more of a beacon sensor or a user device over the wireless network interfaces according to the configuration parameters, transmit data over the network interfaces to the network device according to the configuration parameters, and monitor the clock for a signal to enter a sleep state. The beacon device is further configured to disrupt the power in the beacon device in response to the signal to enter the sleep state from the clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ian M. Snyder, Morgan Teachworth
  • Patent number: 10887400
    Abstract: A client device may be used to initiate or answer calls using a host device connected to a network. For example, when a phone operating as a host device receives an incoming call from a network, the phone may communicate the presence of the incoming call to one or more client devices such as laptop, desktop, tablet, or wearable devices that are associated with the host device. When an answer call selection is made at a client, a call answered communication may be sent from the client device to the host device. The host device may then communicate with the network to connect the call to the host, and when the call is connected, the host may hand-off the call to the client that sent the call answered communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Jason Adam Bernardo, Nicholas M. Fraioli, Gurtej Singh Chandok, Christopher M. Garrido, Thomas Jansen
  • Patent number: 10863071
    Abstract: System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit. The display unit can be integral part of the electric shaver casing, or housed in a separated device which receives the image via a communication channel. The communication channel can be wireless (using radio, audio or light) or wired, such as dedicated cabling or using powerline communication. A light source is used to better illuminate the shaving area. Video compression and digital image processing techniques are used for providing for improved shaving results. The wired communication medium can simultaneously be used also for carrying power from the electric shaver assembly to the display unit, or from the display unit to the electric shaver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: May Patents Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehuda Binder
  • Patent number: 10863002
    Abstract: The disclosure embraces a system and method for providing a continuous communication link between a server computer and a symbol reading device, and a novel symbol reading device adapted for use in such a system. The system greatly simplifies the remote management, diagnostic evaluation, and monitoring of symbol reading devices, especially those devices connected to host devices that are not PC-based or running a complete operating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Taylor Smith, Mark Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10848187
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are wireless transceivers with switches to reduce harmonic leakage. The devices are configured to transmit and receive signals in a first frequency band and a second frequency band. The devices selectively decouple a power amplifier from a duplexer to reduce harmonic leakage into a receiving system. The decoupling is accomplished using a switch, the switch being operated responsive to a band select signal indicating the second frequency band as a receive band but not a transmission band and the first frequency band as a transmission band where the first frequency band has at least one harmonic that lies within a downlink sub-band of the second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Philip H. Thompson, Steven T. Seiz, Roman Zbigniew Arkiszewski, Matthew Lee Banowetz, Duane A. Green
  • Patent number: 10841893
    Abstract: A position estimation system (11) includes: a plurality of fixed stations (100a-100d) installed inside a building, the plurality of fixed stations (100a-100d) each measuring the signal strength of a radio signal transmitted from a mobile object (300); and a calculator configured to estimate a position of the mobile object (300) based on the signal strengths measured at the plurality of fixed stations (100a-100d), wherein each of the plurality of fixed stations (100a-100d) is installed in such a position that a distance to a top part of the mobile object (300) is equal to or less than a predetermined distance when the mobile object (300) is directly below the fixed station (100a-100d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Hayashikoshi, Atsuto Komoda, Shinya Harada, Nobumitsu Amachi
  • Patent number: 10827556
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques and apparatus for efficient support of connected discontinuous reception (C-DRX) by using a wireless device (e.g., a user equipment (UE)) with a second receiver. A wireless device with two receivers may place one receiver in a low power mode and take the receiver out of the low power mode in response to a signal received from a serving base station (BS) of the wireless device. A BS may direct a wireless device to enter a low power DRX (LP-DRX) mode or enhanced DRX mode having longer low power cycles than a non-enhanced DRX mode, and the wireless device may place a primary receiver in a low power mode in response to the directive from the BS. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Pui Lok Ang, Tingfang Ji, Joseph Patrick Burke, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Stephen Jay Shellhammer, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10820312
    Abstract: TDD access equipment modified by introducing a frequency change at the normal TDD guard point, with respective downlink or uplink periods for individual subscriber stations offset to form overlapping frames. Cyclo-stationary processing, block equalization, and burst timing coordination allow the boundary between downlink and uplink portions of both frames to be set dynamically, improving spectral efficiency. Fast frequency switching within an allotted physical slot enables synchronization of time-sharing the dedicated frequencies to be maintained among subscriber stations. Duplex spacing between downlink and uplink frequencies for individual subscriber stations, combined with in-depth filtering of received signals, prevents spurious out-of-band transmission signal strength from reaching an interference level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: General Access Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul F. Struhsaker
  • Patent number: 10820280
    Abstract: A method for controlling a transmit power of a terminal, and a terminal, where the method and the terminal include, working states of a first antenna and a second antenna may be monitored, and then a transmit power of the first antenna or that of the second antenna may be controlled according to a preset correspondence. Therefore, according to the method and the terminal, a transmit power of an antenna in a working state in the first antenna and the second antenna may be accurately controlled. If the transmit power is less than a standard transmit power, a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Luo, Hui Jin, Songping Yao, Hongyu Li, Yingwei Li, Hongming Zhang, Xuyang Du
  • Patent number: 10798727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for data transmission from a wireless device to a base node, the base node is part of a cellular network and is configured to support frequency division multiple access method, the bandwidth receivable by the base node comprising a plurality of subcarriers, the wireless device is camping on the base node, the method comprises the steps of: —for the base node, assigning to the wireless device a subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers, —transmitting data from the wireless device to the base node for the period of at least one data service session using only the assigned subcarrier, whereby using for said data transmission a first modulation scheme on the assigned subcarrier different from the modulation scheme used for more than one of the plurality of the subcarriers by at least one second wireless device camping on said base node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS AIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Thomas Ulrich
  • Patent number: 10782799
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: communicating data from a smart pen to a device using a pen input data channel having a first bandwidth; said data including short range wireless connection data; establishing, using said data, a short range wireless connection between the smart pen and the device; and communicating, in a connected condition, higher bandwidth data between the smart pen and the device using the short range wireless connection. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Scott Edwards Kelso, Steven Richard Perrin
  • Patent number: 10785298
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed herein for accepting multimodal inputs and deriving synchronized and processed information. A reusable multimodal application is provided on the mobile device. A user transmits a multimodal command to the multimodal platform via the mobile network. The one or more modes of communication that are inputted are transmitted to the multimodal platform(s) via the mobile network(s) and thereafter synchronized and processed at the multimodal platform. The synchronized and processed information is transmitted to the multimodal application. If required, the user verifies and appropriately modifies the synchronized and processed information. The verified and modified information are transferred from the multimodal application to the visual application. The final result(s) are derived by inputting the verified and modified results into the visual application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Ewald C. Anderl
  • Patent number: 10750515
    Abstract: Techniques for opportunistic resource sharing between mobile devices are described. A method comprises identifying a set of homogeneous device resources implemented by multiple devices based in part on resource configuration information received by a wireless transceiver, selecting a shared homogeneous device resource of one of the multiple devices to share between the multiple devices, and sending shared configuration information to identify the shared homogeneous device resource and a share role for each of the multiple devices. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kevin C. Wells
  • Patent number: 10741909
    Abstract: An electronic device may have peripheral conductive structures and a conductive layer that define edges of a slot element for a slot antenna. The slot element may be configured to cover wireless communications in a 1575 MHz satellite navigation band and 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless local area network bands. A tuning circuit may be coupled across the slot approximately half way across the length of the slot. The antenna tuning circuit may include an inductor coupled in series with a notch filter (in scenarios where the slot is long enough to cover the 1575 MHz satellite navigation band in its fundamental mode) or may include a capacitor coupled in series with a notch or low pass filter. The fundamental mode and one or more harmonic modes of the slot element may cover the satellite navigation and wireless local area network bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Harish Rajagopalan, Pietro Romano, Umar Azad, David Garrido Lopez, Lu Zhang, Rodney A. Gomez Angulo, Mario Martinis, Carlo Di Nallo, Mattia Pascolini
  • Patent number: 10681640
    Abstract: In order to reduce the power consumption after a transmitting electronic device in a wireless network has been detected, a receiving electronic device calculates transmit times of subsequent beacons from the transmitting electronic device based on a clock drift of the transmitting electronic device and the beacon period. Then, the receiving electronic device receives the subsequent beacon by opening scan windows that encompass the calculated transmit times. However, because the transmit times are more predictable after the transmitting electronic device has been detected (and the clock drift of the transmitting electronic device is known to the receiving electronic device), the receiving electronic device can reduce the width of the scan windows. In addition, the transmitting electronic device can further reduce the power consumption by increasing the beacon period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ran Irony, Ran Katz, Alon Paycher
  • Patent number: 10659088
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to provision a matching network that controls one or more operational characteristics of one of a receiver portion and a transmitter portion of the communication device according to a profile describing one or more characteristics of a communication system from which the communication device operates. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventors: Keith R. Manssen, Matthew Russell Greene, Carsten Hoirup
  • Patent number: 10652381
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method that includes receiving a first signal representative of audio captured using a microphone in communication with an analog communication module. The method also includes determining that a first feedback signal from the analog communication module includes a sidetone associated with the audio captured by the microphone, and responsive to determining that the first feedback signal includes the sidetone, generating, by one or more processing devices, at least one control signal that affects operations of a digital communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. Yamkovoy, George Sean Garrett, Naganagouda B. Patil, Matthew Neil Ruwe
  • Patent number: 10616101
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a data-plane forwarding circuit that can be configured to learn about a new message flow and to maintain metadata about the new message flow without first having a control plane first configure the data plane to maintain metadata about the flow. To perform its forwarding operations, the data plane includes several data message processing stages that are configured to process the data tuples associated with the data messages received by the data plane. In some embodiments, parts of the data plane message-processing stages are also configured to operate as a flow-tracking circuit that includes (1) a flow-identifying circuit to identify message flows received by the data plane, and (2) a first set of storages to store metadata about the identified flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Barefoot Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Evan Scott Peterson, Steven Licking, Jeongkeun Lee, Patrick Bosshart, Anurag Agrawal, Michael Gregory Ferrara
  • Patent number: 10609722
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a communication device, comprising: a first communication module configured to communicate data with a first communication partner device according to a first wireless technology; a second communication module configured to communicate data with a second communication partner device according to a second wireless technology; and a scheduling module configured to determine a parameter indicative of a receive data capacity of the first communication partner device based on the data communication with the first communication partner device, and to schedule the data communication with the first communication partner device and the data communication with the second communication partner device based on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Itzik Shahar, Hakan Magnus Eriksson, Oren Shalita, Pratap Prasad
  • Patent number: 10609197
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method that includes receiving a first signal representative of audio captured using a microphone in communication with an analog communication module. The method also includes determining that a first feedback signal from the analog communication module includes a sidetone associated with the audio captured by the microphone, and responsive to determining that the first feedback signal includes the sidetone, generating, by one or more processing devices, at least one control signal that affects operations of a digital communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. Yamkovoy, George Sean Garrett, Naganagouda B. Patil, Matthew Neil Ruwe
  • Patent number: 10592096
    Abstract: One embodiment a method, including: providing, on an input and display device, an overlay handwriting input application that provides handwriting input to an underlying application; and providing, on the input and display device, a cursor initiated by the overlay handwriting application that represents an input location within at least one input field of the underlying application. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Steven Richard Perrin, Jianbang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10587291
    Abstract: Front-end architecture having split triplexers for carrier aggregation and MIMO support. In some embodiments, a multiplexing architecture can include an assembly of filters configured to support carrier aggregation with one or more antennas. The assembly of filters can include a first triplexer configured to support a low-band, a mid-band, and a first high-band. The assembly of filters can further include a second triplexer configured to support the low-band, the mid-band, and a second high-band. The multiplexing architecture can further include a switch assembly implemented between the assembly of filters and respective one or more nodes associated with the one or more antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David Richard Pehlke, John Chi-Shuen Leung
  • Patent number: 10560139
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for dynamic control of single switched uplink versus multi uplink are provided. In certain embodiments, a mobile device includes a front end system including a first transmit chain and a second transmit chain. The mobile device further includes a transceiver that transmits a first type of RF signal and a second type of RF signal by way of the front end system. The transceiver is operable in a first mode in which transmissions of the first type of RF signal and the second type of RF signal are staggered, and a second mode in which transmissions of the first type of RF signal and the second type of RF signal at least partially overlap in time. The transceiver includes a transmit control circuit that operates the transceiver in the first mode or the second mode based on comparing a transmit parameter to a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominique Michel Yves Brunel, David Richard Pehlke
  • Patent number: 10531463
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of multiband wireless communication. For example, a multiband wireless communication device may include a receiver to receive a first message from a mobile device, the first message including multiband capability information indicating a plurality of supported wireless communication bands of the mobile device; a controller to select a selected wireless communication band from the plurality of supported wireless communication bands; and a transmitter to transmit a second message to the mobile device, the second message including an indication of the selected wireless communication band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Gupta, Necati Canpolat
  • Patent number: 10516731
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed herein for accepting multimodal inputs and deriving synchronized and processed information. A reusable multimodal application is provided on the mobile device. A user transmits a multimodal command to the multimodal platform via the mobile network. The one or more modes of communication that are inputted are transmitted to the multimodal platform(s) via the mobile network(s) and thereafter synchronized and processed at the multimodal platform. The synchronized and processed information is transmitted to the multimodal application. If required, the user verifies and appropriately modifies the synchronized and processed information. The verified and modified information are transferred from the multimodal application to the visual application. The final result(s) are derived by inputting the verified and modified results into the visual application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: Ewald C. Anderl
  • Patent number: 10506577
    Abstract: A method for cell adaptation includes receiving, by a user equipment (UE), one or more transmission parameters for a transition reference signal (TRS). One or more cells is transitioned between a reduced activity mode and an active transmission and reception mode in accordance with the TRS. The method further includes the UE determining whether or not to transmit the TRS in accordance with one or more TRS transmission criteria, and the UE transmitting the TRS in accordance with the one or more transmission parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jialing Liu, Qian Cheng, Bingyu Qu, Weimin Xiao, Hossein Bagheri
  • Patent number: 10506430
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a communication apparatus includes a receiver, a first beacon processor, a second beacon processor, and an authentication processor. The receiver receives a first beacon transmitted over a wireless network while being protected by a first common key and a second beacon transmitted over the wireless network while not being protected by the first common key. The first beacon processor accesses the wireless network using information contained in the first beacon when the first common key is provided. The second beacon processor accesses the wireless network using information contained in the second beacon when the first common key is not provided. The authentication processor performs connection authentication to the wireless network using information contained in the second beacon and acquires the first common key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Oba, Ren Sakata, Hiroki Kudo, Yusuke Doi
  • Patent number: 10492245
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of communications technologies, and disclose a call termination method, an application processor, and a modem. In this solution, the application processor receives a hang-up instruction and sends a first message to the modem according to the hang-up instruction, where the first message is used to trigger the modem to directly terminate a call. The modem may terminate the call in a timely manner according to the first message. Therefore, a time consumed in call termination is reduced and efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Jin, Feng Zhang, Songping Yao
  • Patent number: 10461789
    Abstract: A low-power scouting receiver is presented that provides an ability perform low-power scouting functions at a relatively low power. The low-power scouting functions determine context information for the receiver and enable fine-tuning of other receiver operations based on the context information. The low-power scouting functions include receiver control and switching, jammer detection, self-interference detection, or other context-dependent radio parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Ronald W. Dimpflmaier, Matthias Sauer, Bernd W. Adler
  • Patent number: 10439744
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for a wireless communication system The apparatus comprises transmitter circuitry configured to generate a transmit signal on an assigned radio channel, and transmitter feedback receiver circuitry coupled to the transmitter circuitry and configured to estimate an amount of transmit signal power that leaks into adjacent radio channels based on a fed back version of the transmit signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Jianqiang Rao, Zhibin Yu, Bernhard Sogl
  • Patent number: 10372391
    Abstract: According to the present invention, when a terminal apparatus is brought close to a printing apparatus serving as a processing apparatus, the terminal apparatus uses its own NFC unit to acquire, from the printing apparatus, information for communicating with each of one or more network connection units provided in the printing apparatus. Then, using a communication unit, the terminal apparatus then searches for the printing apparatus on a network in accordance with the acquired information. In the case where the terminal apparatus has successfully identified the printing apparatus as being present on the network, the terminal apparatus transmits a processing request to the printing apparatus successfully identified on the network via the communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Iwauchi
  • Patent number: 10348953
    Abstract: A communication device has a first communication interface, a second communication interface, and a third communication interface. The communication device gives priority to communication by the third communication interface in a first period that does not include a period for a process for switching communication by the first communication interface to communication by the second communication interface, even if communication by the first communication interface is underway. The communication device also gives priority to communication by the first communication interface over communication by the third communication interface in a second period that includes the period for the process for switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Morita
  • Patent number: 10299234
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a synchronization method, a base station, and user equipment. The method includes: completing, by an unlicensed-spectrum base station, preemption of a radio channel of an unlicensed spectrum at a first time point; determining, by the unlicensed-spectrum base station, a second time point, where the second time point is a subframe boundary at which the base station starts to send an effective subframe; intensively sending, by the unlicensed-spectrum base station, synchronization signals in a first time period between the first time point and the second time point, so that user equipment UE completes uplink synchronization in the first time period; and starting, by the base station, to send the effective subframe at the second time point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qufang Huang, Jian Zhang, Qinghai Zeng, Mingzeng Dai
  • Patent number: 10278046
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for selective antenna allocation are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method may include receiving a first request for an antenna from a first transceiver. The method may further include receiving a second request for the antenna from a second transceiver. Additionally, the method may include selectively allocating the antenna to one of the first transceiver or the second transceiver based on the higher of a priority of the first transceiver and a priority of the second transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Eilon Riess, Igal Kotzer, Omer Tsimhoni, Mo Wazir
  • Patent number: 10244579
    Abstract: A Base Station (BS), a Mobile Station (MS), and a millimeter Wave (mmWave) Access Point (mmAP), for use in a mobile communication system that includes a plurality of Base Stations BSs capable of communicating with a plurality of Mobile Stations (MSs), are provided. The BS includes a cellular band transceiver for communicating in a cellular band, an mmWave band transceiver for communicating in the mmWave band, and a controller for controlling both the cellular band transceiver and the mmWave band transceiver for communication with an MS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhouyue Pi, Farooq Khan, Jianzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10225394
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a wireless communication unit configured to execute a data communication task through a default communication module selected from at least one communication module; a display unit configured to display at least one object corresponding to the at least one communication module when a preset condition is met in association with a preset data communication task; and a controller configured to control, in response to a user input applied to select at least one of the at least one object, the preset data communication task to be executed through a communication module corresponding to the selected at least one object, and other data communication tasks, except for the preset data communication task, to be executed through the default communication module. Further, the display unit displays at least one icon corresponding to the at least one communication module when the preset condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jechan Han
  • Patent number: 10212712
    Abstract: Techniques for opportunistic resource sharing between mobile devices are described. A method comprises identifying a set of homogeneous device resources implemented by multiple devices based in part on resource configuration information received by a wireless transceiver, selecting a shared homogeneous device resource of one of the multiple devices to share between the multiple devices, and sending shared configuration information to identify the shared homogeneous device resource and a share role for each of the multiple devices. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kevin C. Wells
  • Patent number: 10187813
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for adjusting transmission power in wireless networks are provided. One aspect of the disclosure provides an apparatus for wireless communication. The apparatus includes a processing system configured to receive a message instructing each of multiple devices to transmit a packet at least partially concurrently with each transmission of the other multiple devices. The processing system is further configured to generate the packet. The packet includes an indicator having a value greater than a time associated with a transmission of the packet. An interface is configured to provide the packet for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Bin Tian, Simone Merlin, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac
  • Patent number: 10171480
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a security system includes a central communication unit and a first surveillance device. The central communication unit is communicatively connected over a network to cloud storage, by way of a first transmission channel and a second transmission channel. The second transmission channel is redundant with the first transmission channel. The first surveillance device configured to record first surveillance data, and is communicatively connected to the central communication unit by way of a third transmission channel and a fourth transmission channel. The fourth transmission channel is redundant with the third transmission channel. The first surveillance device is configured to transmit the first surveillance data to the central communication unit, and the central communication unit is configured to transmit the first surveillance data to the cloud storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francis X. Scanzano, Kyle S. Wonderly
  • Patent number: 10153736
    Abstract: Circuits and methods for 2G amplification using 3G/4G linear path combination. In some embodiments, a front-end architecture can include a first amplification path and a second amplification path, with each being configured to amplify a 3G/4G signal, and the first amplification path including a phase shifting circuit. The front-end architecture can further include a splitter configured to receive a 2G signal and split the 2G signal into the first and second amplification paths, and a combiner configured to combine amplified 2G signals from the first and second amplification paths into a common output path. The front-end architecture can further include an impedance transformer implemented along the common output path to provide a desired impedance for the combined 2G signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Richard King, Hyeong Tae Jeong, Nick Cheng, Weiheng Chang, Doel Roy
  • Patent number: 10149238
    Abstract: Intelligent radio access control selecting a first cell device of a first cell layer or a second cell device of a second cell layer or selecting a radio access technology for communication by a mobile device are provided. A device receives information indicative of an access assignment for communication. The access assignment is generated based on a defined criterion, which is associated with a policy of determining a cell layer assignment prior to determining a radio access technology (RAT) assignment. In response to receiving the information, the device can update its configuration to transmit via a transmission parameter based on the information. The cell layer assignment can offload traffic from the first cell device to the second cell device while the RAT assignment can re-assign the device from a first RAT to a second RAT. Assignment can be based on network conditions or mobility state or applications of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Alan Blackburn, Sangar Dowlatkhah, Ryan Hallahan, James W. Rembert
  • Patent number: 10141984
    Abstract: Signals transmitted via a plurality of frequency bands by a transmitter using respective sets of one or more transmit chains are received at a receiver device. The signals are processed at the receiver using a plurality of receive chains including using a set of first receive chains associated with a first frequency band, and using a set of one or more second receive chains associated with the second frequency band. A number of receive chains in the first set of receive chains is different than a number of transmit chains used by the transmitter device to transmit via the first frequency band. A number of receive chains in the second set of receive chains is different than a number of transmit chains used by the transmitter device to transmit via the second frequency band. MIMO processing is performed on outputs of the set of first receive chains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventor: Salvador Iranzo Molinero
  • Patent number: 10103425
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a diversity antenna, a radio-frequency antenna, a first wireless communication circuit, a second wireless communication circuit and a first switching circuit. The second wireless communication circuit is electrically connected to the radio-frequency antenna. The first switching circuit is electrically connected to the diversity antenna, the first wireless communication circuit and the second wireless communication circuit. In a first mode, the diversity antenna is conducted to the first wireless communication circuit through the first switching circuit, and the first wireless communication circuit receives a wireless signal through the diversity antenna. In a second mode, the diversity antenna is conducted to the second wireless communication circuit through the first switching circuit, and the second wireless communication circuit executes a multi-input multi-output transmission through the diversity antenna and the radio-frequency antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Cheng Huang, Hsin-Chih Huang
  • Patent number: 10085271
    Abstract: A method for detecting a source of interference creates a sorting table according to distances between station devices and an access point (AP) device, and the created sorting table is sent to the AP device. The AP device determines upon a target device from the sorting table and controls the target device to acquire status and distance information between target device and AP device and send the information to the AP device. A value ? is computed according to the information sent by the target device and the calculated value ? is compared with a preset value k. The source of an interference, which affects the signal sent by the AP device, is calculated based on the comparison, and the AP device applies appropriate de-noising to the signal according to the determined interference source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: AMBIT MICROSYSTEMS (SHANGHAI) LTD.
    Inventor: Yen-Cheng Chao
  • Patent number: 10064151
    Abstract: A head unit of a vehicle may include an antenna, a combo module supporting first communication and second communication using the same frequency through the antenna, and a controller for controlling the combo module to be switched to one of a first communication mode and a second communication mode. If the head unit is connected to an external device including a combo module supporting the first communication and the second communication simultaneously in the first communication mode and the second communication mode, the controller may synchronize a cycle of a first communication window and a second communication window with the external device. As such, device stability and efficiency may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Seong Soo Yae
  • Patent number: 10008757
    Abstract: An inductor component is disposed outside a multilayer substrate, and thus a directional coupler defined by an internal wiring electrode and a coil electrode within the inductor component that is mounted on a pair of land electrodes, the multilayer substrate significantly reduces or prevents interference with other high-frequency circuit elements disposed in or on the multilayer substrate. Additionally, if a plurality of inductor components having different inductor characteristics are prepared, a high-frequency module including the multilayer substrate capable of defining the directional coupler whose characteristics are able to adjusted with ease is able to be provided simply by selecting the desired inductor component from the inductor components and replacing that inductor component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kunitoshi Hanaoka