Radiotelephone Having Plural Transceivers (e.g., For Analog And Digital, Trunking And Cellular, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/553.1)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10009954
    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: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Jin, Feng Zhang, Songping Yao
  • Patent number: 9998167
    Abstract: Systems and techniques relating to wireless communication devices and reconfigurable an integrated RF Front-End for dual-band WLAN transceivers include, according to an aspect, an integrated circuit chip comprising: radio frequency (RF) Front-End circuitry, wherein the RF Front-End circuitry comprises (i) an antenna input line configured to connect with one or more antennas of a wireless communication device, (ii) a transmitter input line, (ii) a first receiver output line, (iii) and a second receiver output line; harmonic trap circuitry coupled with the RF Front-End circuitry via the antenna input line, the harmonic trap circuitry being fully integrated on the integrated circuit chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Morteza Nick, Renaldi Winoto
  • Patent number: 9992802
    Abstract: A method performed by a user equipment (UE) that operates according to a first indicator and a second indicator is provided. When the UE is in a radio resource control (RRC) connected state with a first communication system and is in a state of idle mode with a second communication system, the UE receives a first message including the first indicator and the second indicator from the first communication system. The first indicator instructs the UE to perform association processes with a base station of the second communication system. The second indicator instructs the UE to operate in a power saving mode with the base station of the second communication system. After the UE performs the association processes, the UE switches to an RRC-idle mode state with the first communication system and enters the power saving mode from the idle mode with the second communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunjong Lee, Hyunsoo Ko, Hyeyoung Choi, Genebeck Hahn, Heejeong Cho, Jaehoon Chung
  • Patent number: 9992059
    Abstract: A network operation management system includes: an imaging unit configured to capture a video image in a predetermined sight of the area; a wireless management unit configured to obtain operational information of the wireless terminal, and to manage the obtained operational information in association with an obtained date; and a video image management unit configured to receive a video image and a captured date captured by the imaging unit, and to manage the video image in association with the captured date. The video image management unit obtains the operational information and the obtained date from the wireless management unit, manages the video image associated with a captured date which matches with the obtained date, in association with the operational information, and extracts the video image and the operational information associated with a predetermined date.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Akihiro Tatsuta
  • Patent number: 9979736
    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: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francis X. Scanzano, Kyle S. Wonderly
  • Patent number: 9979068
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, circuits and methods related to low-loss bypass of a radio-frequency (RF) filter or diplexer. In some embodiments, a switching network circuitry can include a first switch that has an input pole configured to receive a radio-frequency (RF) signal, a pass-through throw configured to be connectable to the input pole to allow routing of the RF signal to an RF component, and at least one dedicated bypass throw configured to be connectable to the input pole and at least one bypass conduction path. The switching network circuitry can further include a second switch that has a pole and a throw, and is connectable between an output of the RF component and the bypass conduction path. Use of the dedicated bypass throw(s) in the first switch allows implementation of low-loss bypass of the filter or diplexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David Scott Whitefield, David Ryan Story, Nuttapong Srirattana, Darryl Earl Evans
  • Patent number: 9967727
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for network selection and traffic routing are disclosed herein. User equipment (UE) is configured to store an access network selection and detection function (ANDSF) management object (MO). The ANDSF MO may include network selection rules indicating relative priority based on a specific radio access technology (RAT) types of different access networks. The UE is configured to identify one or more available access networks. The UE is configured to establish a connection with an access network of the one or more available access networks. The UE establishes the connection with an access network having a RAT with a highest relative priority of the one or more available access networks based on the network selection rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Gupta, Puneet K. Jain
  • Patent number: 9961696
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communications in which an unlicensed spectrum may be used for cellular communications (e.g., Long Term Evolution (LTE) communications). More particularly, the described features relate to improving resource management in a multi-radio or multi-modem wireless device by utilizing one radio or modem (e.g., a wireless local area network (WLAN) radio) to inform the operation of another radio or modem (e.g., an LTE radio) co-located on the wireless device. The monitoring radio (e.g., WLAN radio) may scan an unlicensed or shared spectrum for interfering signals (e.g., military, weather, etc.) transmitted on designated channels within the shared spectrum. Upon detection of the interfering signal, the monitoring radio may generate a spectrum analysis of the detected interference and inform the second radio (e.g., LTE radio) to modify its operation based on the spectrum analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Jibing Wang
  • Patent number: 9948328
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose a radio frequency front-end system and a signal transmission control method. The system includes a first antenna, a second antenna, a first radio frequency circuit, a second radio frequency circuit, and a controller. The controller is configured to acquire a transmission frequency band selected by the first radio frequency circuit, and when a frequency in the transmission frequency band selected by the first radio frequency circuit is less than a preset frequency, to control the first radio frequency circuit to connect to the second antenna. The controller is further configured to disconnect a connection between the second radio frequency circuit and the second antenna, or to maintain an open circuit state between the second radio frequency circuit and the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongyu Wang, Xiang Che, Qiuliang Xu, Liping Yang, Jia Xu, Zhigang Liu, Zhenyu Liu
  • Patent number: 9935976
    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: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francis X. Scanzano, Kyle S. Wonderly
  • Patent number: 9924335
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a communication device includes: a first communication unit for performing communication using a first communication scheme; a second communication unit for performing communication using a second communication scheme; and a control unit for processing the incoming call based on a status of the second communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsutaka Hata, Emi Watanabe, Shinji Kono
  • Patent number: 9918253
    Abstract: Provided is a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system supporting a Circuit Switched FallBack (CSFB) service. The UE includes a transceiver for transmitting and receiving a signal to/from a first or second communication system that uses a different frequency; a receiver for receiving a signal from the second communication system; and a controller for controlling an operation of receiving signaling information for the CSFB service from the first communication system through the transceiver, and simultaneously measuring channel status of the second communication system using the signal received from the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Soo Jeong, Hee-Jeong Lee
  • Patent number: 9912819
    Abstract: Provided is a device for simultaneously communicating with a first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device. A microphone is housed within the device and circuitry therefor is included in the device, and preferably housed within the device. The device form-fits generally over a user's mouth and nose and has an air tube extending substantially the length of the device, within the interior of the device, to relieve back-pressure. The device is shaped to promote attenuation of sound within the device, and is constructed to reduce uptake of outside, extraneous sound by the microphone. The circuitry comprises one or more processors, an audio capture module, power management module, listening output module, and data storage module. The device also has a touch screen interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Stephen D. Webb, Nigel Kostiuck, Damon Langlois
  • Patent number: 9853663
    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: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Keith R. Manssen, Matthew Russell Greene, Carsten Hoirup
  • Patent number: 9819773
    Abstract: In one aspect, a first device includes a processor and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to determine at least one of whether the first device is facilitating a telephonic communication with a second device at least in part using a speaker phone feature, and that plural individuals are within a proximity to the first device during the telephonic communication. The instructions are also executable to transmit to the second device data pertaining to at least one of the use of the speaker phone feature and the existence of plural individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod David Waltermann, Arnold S. Weksler, Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J. Peterson, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 9800397
    Abstract: A tower mounted amplifier and a filter. The filter includes a transmission part having a first tunable portion and a reception part having a second tunable portion and a third tunable portion. The transmission part is coupled between a first port and a second port. The second tunable portion of the reception part is coupled between the first port and a third port, and the third tunable portion of the reception part is coupled between a fourth port and the second port. The first tunable portion is configured to work in a first frequency range different from a first pass band in which the second and third tunable portions are controlled to work when a radio frequency signal is to be transmitted from the first port to the second port, the radio frequency signal being rejected by the first tunable portion to the second port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Jichang Liao, Xiaoliang Du, Jiangyan Peng
  • Patent number: 9774312
    Abstract: A high pass filter includes a first end connected to a first terminal and is a filter that transmits a signal in a first frequency band. A second terminal is connected to a second end of the high pass filter. A first switch includes a first end connected to the second end of the high pass filter. A third terminal is connected to a second end of the first switch. A low pass filter includes a first end connected to the first terminal and is a filter that transmits a signal in a second frequency band lower than the first frequency band. A fourth terminal is connected to a second end of the low pass filter. A second switch includes a first end connected to the second end of the low pass filter. A fifth terminal is connected to the second end of the second switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Minoru Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 9735850
    Abstract: Antenna swapping circuitry includes a first pole, a second pole, a first throw, a second throw, and a number of switching elements. A first switching element is coupled between the first pole and the first throw. A second switching element is coupled between the first pole and the second throw. A third switching element is coupled between the second pole and the first throw. A fourth switching element is coupled between the second pole and the second throw. A linearity of the first switching element and the fourth switching element is higher in a closed state of operation than in an open state of operation. A linearity of the second switching element and a third switching element is higher in an open state of operation than in a closed state of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadim Khlat, Marcus Granger-Jones