Interface Attached Device (e.g., Interface With Modem, Facsimile, Computer, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/557)
  • Patent number: 11399209
    Abstract: While presenting on a display apparatus videos of high picture quality obtained from portable video processing apparatuses such as a camera and a cellular, it is possible to communicate with the Internet and/or a home network. A display apparatus includes a first radio communication unit capable of receiving video information by radio from an external video processing apparatus, a second radio communication unit capable of connecting by radio to a network, and a control unit for controlling assignment of connection by radio transmission for each of the first and second radio communication units. The control unit assigns connection of the first radio communication unit with higher priority and controls the assignment of the transmission rate such that the transmission rate between the first radio communication unit and the external video processing apparatus is more than that between the second radio communication unit and the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kurita, Hitoaki Owashi
  • Patent number: 11392239
    Abstract: A remote interface for smart electronic hand-held devices is provided. The remote interface includes a touchpad having a sensitive surface for detecting and/or registering fingertip touch, tap, click, and gesture movements, a control module for wirelessly transmitting detected fingertip touch, tap, click, and gesture movements and generating a cursor on the hand-held device that tracks the detected fingertip touch, tap, click, and gesture movements, and a band for removably attaching the touchpad to a surface. The touchpad is rotatably coupled to a body of the remote interface and includes a bezel for rotating the touchpad about the body. An indicator indicates the directionality of the touchpad so as to provide visualization of the orientation and directionality of the touchpad relative to the graphic user interface of the hand-held device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: John Grillis, Smolenskis Xenikis
  • Patent number: 11372376
    Abstract: A method for cook time synchronization includes synchronizing a cook time in one of a plurality of cooking appliances to a user selected remaining cook time from one of the other of the plurality of cooking appliances. The method also includes: (1) transmitting, to the one of the plurality of cooking appliances, a remaining cook time from each of the other of the plurality of cooking appliances over a network; and/or (2) requesting, at the one of the plurality of cooking appliances, the remaining cook time from each of the other of the plurality of cooking appliances over the network in response to a user input at the one of the plurality of cooking appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Michael Helms, Todd E. Greenwood
  • Patent number: 11363396
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an audio playback system adapted to automatically switch an active microphone back and forth between two or more devices. For example, where the system is a pair of earbuds, where each earbud is worn by a separate user, the system may switch the active microphone to the device worn by the user that is speaking at a given time. While that device holds the active microphone, the other device may wait until a particular event that frees up the microphone, such as if the user wearing the device with the active microphone stops talking. According to some examples, a notification may be provided through one or more of the devices in the system to let the user know, for example, that he does not have the active microphone, that the active microphone is free, that the active microphone has been switched, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Vitali Lovich
  • Patent number: 11351300
    Abstract: A drug dispensing system with replaceable cartridges wherein the system indicates whether the cartridge is suitable for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabl Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: David R. Schiff, Sharon D. West
  • Patent number: 11349976
    Abstract: An information processing method includes establishing a connection between a first electronic device and a second electronic device; receiving display data through a first transmission channel, the display data corresponding to a display image of the second electronic device; displaying the display image in a first display area of the first electronic device; and receiving first input information and second input information. The method further includes converting the second input information into a control instruction; if the first input information being in the first display area: converting the first input information into conversion information and transmitting the conversion information and the control instruction through a second transmission channel to cause the second electronic device to respond to the control instruction; and if the first input information being in a second display area, responding to the control instruction based on the first input information by the first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Zhao, Yue Cao, Yao Sun, Dan Song, Lei Zhang, Shiguang Huang
  • Patent number: 11343981
    Abstract: A gardening and/or forestry system includes a distance measuring system, including a first distance part and a second distance part, wherein the second distance part is configured to be carried on a body of a gardener and/or forestry worker. The distance measuring system is configured to exchange a measuring signal between the first distance part and the second distance part and to measure a distance between the first distance part and the second distance part based on the exchanged measuring signal. An output device is configured to output information based on the measured distance to the gardener and/or forestry worker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Friedrich Hollmeier, Harald Mang
  • Patent number: 11341882
    Abstract: An electronic device including at least one memory; a first display; a communication circuit; and at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to while displaying multimedia content on the first display, receive capability data of an external electronic device for indicating that change of a posture of a second display of the external electronic device is available. The at least one processor is also configured to determine a posture of the second display corresponding to a display direction of the multimedia content. The at least one processor is further configured to transmit posture control information for indicating the determined posture to the external electronic device. Additionally, the at least one processor is configured to transmit streaming data of the multimedia content displayed on the first display to the external electronic device in order to display the multimedia content on the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinbong Ryu, Minki Kim, Hyemin Kim, Hwanyeol Kim, Hyungjun Ahn, Sanghun Lee
  • Patent number: 11323187
    Abstract: A system for monitoring passive components of a passive distributed antenna system is disclosed. The system includes a bi-directional amplifier, a public safety monitor coupled to and in communication with the bi-directional amplifier, and at least one smart node coupled to and in communication with the public safety monitor. The at least one smart node is positioned within the passive distributed antenna system and includes a processor, connected to or coupled to a spectrum analysis module configured to monitor signal characteristic information of at least one radio frequency signal passing through the passive distributed antenna system. The processor is configured to transmit the signal characteristic information to the public safety monitor and the public safety monitor generates system performance information based on a signal at the bi-directional amplifier and the transmitted signal characteristic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Fiplex Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Ricardo Matias de Goycoechea
  • Patent number: 11315572
    Abstract: A speech recognition device includes: an obtaining unit which obtains a speech uttered in a conversation between a first speaker and a second speaker; a storage which stores the speech obtained; an input unit which receives operation input; an utterance start detector which, when the input unit receives the operation input, detects a start position of the speech; and a speaker identification unit which identifies a speaker of the speech as the first speaker who has performed the operation input or the second speaker who has not performed the operation input, based on (i) first timing at which the input unit has received the operation input and (ii) second timing indicating the detected start position of the speech. The first and second timing are set for each speech of the first and second speakers. A speech recognizer performs speech recognition on the speech whose speaker has been identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuyoki Nishikawa, Hiroki Furukawa, Atsushi Sakaguchi
  • Patent number: 11316553
    Abstract: An RF clocked device can include a signal processor operable to receive an RF signal having an RF signal frequency and output a clock signal having a clock frequency based on the RF signal frequency. The RF clocked device can also include a clock operable to receive, and operate, using the clock signal. The clock can output at least one of a time and a date. In addition, a clock system can include an RF clocked device. The RF clocked device can include a signal processor operable to receive an RF signal having an RF signal frequency and output a clock signal having a clock frequency based on the RF signal frequency. The RF clocked device can also include a clock operable to receive, and operate, using the clock signal. The clock can output at least one of a time and a date. The clock system can also include a client device operable to receive timing information from the RF clocked device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon BBN Technologies, Corp.
    Inventors: Thomas Gilbert Roden, III, John-Francis Mergen, Christopher Michael Wilder, David Brian Miller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11304519
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices is disclosed. The method for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices generally includes simultaneously executing a test mobile device application on the plurality of mobile devices, determining test mobile device application results for the plurality of mobile devices at a plurality of test computers, sending a test mobile device application results from the plurality of mobile devices to the plurality of test computers, and deleting the test mobile device application on the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Communications Test Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald J. Parsons, Leo D. Parsons, Michael P. Parsons, Nidhin Davis, Matthew Parsons, Sean Parsons, Mohammad R. Paknejad, Andrew Sieben, Aaron Santangelo, John Goldman, David Beasley, Nick Gamber
  • Patent number: 11304520
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices is disclosed. The method for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices generally includes simultaneously executing a test mobile device application on the plurality of mobile devices, determining test mobile device application results for the plurality of mobile devices at a plurality of test computers, sending a test mobile device application results from the plurality of mobile devices to the plurality of test computers, and deleting the test mobile device application on the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Communications Test Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald J. Parsons, Leo D. Parsons, Michael P. Parsons, Nidhin Davis, Matthew Parsons, Sean Parsons, Mohammad R. Paknejad, Andrew Sieben, Aaron Santangelo, John Goldman, David Beasley, Nick Gamber
  • Patent number: 11308966
    Abstract: A speaker recognition device includes: an obtaining unit which obtains a speech uttered by a speaker included in one or more speakers; a storage which stores the speech obtained by the obtaining unit; a trigger input unit which receives a trigger; an utterance start detector which detects a start position of the speech stored in the storage, when the trigger input unit receives the trigger, the start position being a position at which utterance of the speech has started; and a speaker identification unit which identifies the speaker of the speech from the one or more speakers based on at least first timing and second timing, the first timing being timing at which the trigger input unit has received the trigger, the second timing being timing indicating the start position of the speech detected by the utterance start detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Tsuyoki Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 11297505
    Abstract: A system identifies whether a mobile device is compromised. The system includes mobile devices, a communication network, and a server. Each mobile device includes a processor, a power supply, and a network interface. The processor executes an operating system and applications including a monitor application. The power supply indicates the power consumed by the mobile device during executing the operating system and the applications. The network interface transfers information to and from the mobile device via a communication network. This transferred information includes logs securely collected by the monitor application. The logs can include a log of the system calls, a log of the power consumed, and a log of network activity. The server receives the logs from the mobile devices and generates a correlation among the logs, and the server identifies at least one mobile device that is an outlier in the correlation as a compromised mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: John Michael San Miguel, Megan Elane Monteverde Kline, Roger Alexander Hallman, Jose Virgilio Romero-Mariona, Johnny Phan, Christopher Michael Weeden, Scott Michael Slayback
  • Patent number: 11297475
    Abstract: A device for transmitting data within a vehicle comprises a first connecting element and a cable transmission element. The first connecting element is connected to an antenna and translates a high-frequency data received by the antenna into a digital data. The cable transmission element is connected to the first connecting element and transmits the digital data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TE Connectivity Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Winkelmann
  • Patent number: 11283913
    Abstract: Systems and methods for voice-enabled configurations for audio-output devices are disclosed. User accounts may be associated with one or more voice-enabled devices. Those voice-enabled devices may include audio-output functionality, while other voice-enabled devices do not include audio-output functionality. For devices without audio-output functionality, sending and/or receiving calls and/or messages may depend on whether the device is connected to an auxiliary device with audio-output functionality, via wired and/or wireless connection. Notifications of whether calling and/or messaging is enabled may be sent to the sending and/or receiving devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shambhavi Sathyanarayana Rao, Manish Degan, Sachin Goel, Benjamin Ryan Snellings, Fuxing Liu, Yahia Chafik Chehadeh
  • Patent number: 11277274
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for ranking devices according to compatibility with a collaboration service includes receiving a set of collaboration information and a set of device information, wherein the collaboration information includes a service through which the collaboration is available and the set of device information corresponds to one or more registered devices, determining contextual information corresponding to the collaboration, wherein the contextual information includes minimum device requirements for participation in the collaboration, calculating compatibility metrics for one or more participant devices according to the received set of device information and the determined contextual information corresponding to the collaboration, ranking the one or more registered devices according to the calculated compatibility metrics, and enabling a device to access the collaboration according to the device rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shailendra Moyal, Akash U. Dhoot, Nitin S. Jadhav
  • Patent number: 11277275
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for ranking devices according to compatibility with a collaboration service includes receiving a set of collaboration information and a set of device information, wherein the collaboration information includes a service through which the collaboration is available and the set of device information corresponds to one or more registered devices, determining contextual information corresponding to the collaboration, wherein the contextual information includes minimum device requirements for participation in the collaboration, calculating compatibility metrics for one or more participant devices according to the received set of device information and the determined contextual information corresponding to the collaboration, ranking the one or more registered devices according to the calculated compatibility metrics, and enabling a device to access the collaboration according to the device rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shailendra Moyal, Akash U. Dhoot, Nitin S. Jadhav
  • Patent number: 11253066
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices is disclosed. The method for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices generally includes simultaneously executing a test mobile device application on the plurality of mobile devices, determining test mobile device application results for the plurality of mobile devices at a plurality of test computers, sending a test mobile device application results from the plurality of mobile devices to the plurality of test computers, and deleting the test mobile device application on the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Communications Test Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald J. Parsons, Leo D. Parsons, Michael P. Parsons, Nidhin Davis, Matthew Parsons, Sean Parsons, Mohammad R. Paknejad, Andrew Sieben, Aaron Santangelo, John Goldman, David Beasley, Nick Gamber
  • Patent number: 11234514
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices is disclosed. The method for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices generally includes simultaneously executing a test mobile device application on the plurality of mobile devices, determining test mobile device application results for the plurality of mobile devices at a plurality of test computers, sending a test mobile device application results from the plurality of mobile devices to the plurality of test computers, and deleting the test mobile device application on the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Communications Test Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald J. Parsons, Leo D. Parsons, Michael P. Parsons, Nidhin Davis, Matthew Parsons, Sean Parsons, Mohammad R. Paknejad, Andrew Sieben, Aaron Santangelo, John Goldman, David Beasley, Nick Gamber
  • Patent number: 11230805
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a method performed by at least one device, including: acquiring location data indicative of a location of a device which may be placed in a liquid- and/or gas-carrying household appliance; determining treatment chamber data indicative of a conclusion as to whether or not the at least one device is placed in a treatment chamber of the household appliance, the treatment chamber data being determined at least partially based on the acquired location data; and outputting or causing the output of the determined treatment chamber data. Furthermore, the present disclosure concerns a device and a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Arnd Kessler, Lars Zuechner, Robert Ruiz Hernandez
  • Patent number: 11206925
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices is disclosed. The method for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices generally includes simultaneously executing a test mobile device application on the plurality of mobile devices, determining test mobile device application results for the plurality of mobile devices at a plurality of test computers, sending a test mobile device application results from the plurality of mobile devices to the plurality of test computers, and deleting the test mobile device application on the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Communications Test Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald J. Parsons, Leo D. Parsons, Michael P. Parsons, Nidhin Davis, Matthew Parsons, Sean Parsons, Mohammad R. Paknejad, Andrew Sieben, Aaron Santangelo, John Goldman, David Beasley, Nick Gamber
  • Patent number: 11205421
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computing system for receiving a verbal command, from a user, on a vehicle infotainment system, wherein the vehicle infotainment system is configured to interface with an external system. A preferred system is identified for executing the verbal command. The verbal command is routed to the preferred system, wherein the preferred system is selected from the vehicle infotainment system and the external system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Cerence Operating Company
    Inventors: Mustafa Turker Firik, Nils Lenke, Reimund Emil Schmald
  • Patent number: 11206508
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a communication interface configured to receive a call from another electronic device, a sensor to sense a motion speed of the electronic device, and a processor configured to provide, to a server, a status of the electronic device based on the motion speed for notifying the another electronic device of the status, determine a type of the call according to an input received from the another electronic device after providing the status, and control to provide a notification related to the call in the electronic device based on the type of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Amitoj Singh, Ashish Bansal, Varad Arya, Ishani Ghosh, Manoj Kumar, Sanket Magarkar, Tasleem Arif, Anupam Bhardwaj, Saurabh Deb
  • Patent number: 11206324
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a hand-held portion and a body portion. The hand-held portion includes a first wireless communication module, a display screen, and a first power module electrically connected to the first wireless communication module and the display screen. The body portion includes a camera module, a second wireless communication module, a third communication module, and a second power module. The second power module is electrically connected to the camera module, the second wireless communication module, and the third wireless communication module. The third wireless communication module is configured to communicatively connect to an external device. The body portion defines a receiving space. The hand-held portion is received into or taken out of the receiving space. After being taken out of the receiving space, the second wireless communication module is communicatively connected to the first wireless communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN HEYTAP TECHNOLOGY CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Zimei Yang, Maozhao Huang, Mingren Chen
  • Patent number: 11202335
    Abstract: A system for managing control of signal penetration into a building includes an exterior RF transmission unit located on an outside of the building, for transceiving signals at a first frequency that experiences losses when penetrating a structure of the building on a first RF communications link from an exterior base station and converting between the received signals at the first frequency and second signals in a first format that overcome losses caused by penetrating the structure of the building over a wireless communications link. An interior RF transmission unit located on the interior of the building and communicatively linked with the exterior RF transmission unit via the wireless communications link, receives and transmits the converted second signals in the first format that counteracts the losses caused by penetrating the structure of the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 11194383
    Abstract: A display device and a method for controlling same are provided which are capable of suppressing power consumption of an electronic apparatus while supplying a user with various types of information in various display formats. The display device has a first display block including a processor with relatively high processing power and a display section with high display performance and a second display block including a processor with relatively low processing power and a display section with low display performance. The processors mutually collaborate and are controlled to properly use the first display block and the second display block in accordance with an operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kimiyasu Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11191468
    Abstract: A vehicular notification apparatus detects an emotion of a driver based on a line-of-sight detection result and a brain activity detection result, and performs control to suppress notification in response to that the detected emotion of the driver is uncomfortable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junya Nashida, Ichiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11190281
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining that interference associated with a signal exceeds a threshold, determining at least one operating parameter associated with a user equipment to modify responsive to the determining that the interference exceeds the threshold, wherein the at least one operating parameter includes a frequency band that the user equipment uses to communicate or a clock signal frequency range of a clock of the user equipment, and transmitting a notification to the user equipment, wherein the notification includes an indication of the at least one operating parameter. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Haywood S. Peitzer, James Gordon Beattie, Jr., David Peitzer
  • Patent number: 11191028
    Abstract: Described are circuits and techniques to communicate a digital envelope signal from a baseband chipset to a discrete supply modulator power management circuit (PMC). Also described is an apparatus and technique for power management control over a radio frequency (RF) transmission line for millimeter wave chip sets for cellular radios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ETA WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: John R. Hoversten, Yevgeniy A. Tkachenko, Birol Bekirov, Sri Harsh Pakala, James Garrett
  • Patent number: 11178763
    Abstract: An electronic device according to one embodiment of the present disclosure can comprise: a housing including a front plate and a rear plate faced away from the front plate; a first printed circuit board arranged between the front plate and the rear plate; an electronic component arranged between the front plate and the rear plate and on a first plane that is substantially the same as the first printed circuit board; and a second printed circuit board for connecting the electronic component to the first printed circuit board, wherein the second printed circuit board comprises: a first terminal part parallel to the first plane and connected to the electronic component; a second terminal part parallel to the first terminal part and connected to the printed circuit board; a first planar part extending from the first terminal part toward the second terminal part and parallel to a second plane that is substantially orthogonal to the first plane; a second planar part extending from the second terminal part toward th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seohoon Yang, Shihyun Kim, Juneyoung Hur
  • Patent number: 11178118
    Abstract: A method of tokenizing sensitive data from a terminal device includes receiving, a connection request comprising a hardware serial number associated with a terminal device and validating the hardware serial number associated with the terminal device. The method includes sending a command to a terminal device that causes the terminal device to display a prompt for sensitive data associated with a user interacting with the terminal device and receiving an encrypted data packet from the terminal device. The encrypted data packet includes the sensitive data. The method includes sending the encrypted data packet to a gateway system for tokenization, receiving a token that represents the sensitive data, and providing the token to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: First Data Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Aceto, Kevin Nathan, Kyle Nahrgang, Tom Catullo, Pete Foley, Bill Miller, Evan Broderick
  • Patent number: 11177842
    Abstract: A radio-frequency switching circuit includes a first switching circuit connected between a common capacitor connected to an antenna port and a first capacitor connected to a first port, and performing a switching operation with a first gate voltage transmitted through a first gate terminal, a voltage generation circuit supplying a drain-source voltage to a common node disposed at a first end of the first switching circuit, and a voltage detection circuit receiving a node voltage from the common node, comparing the node voltage with a reference voltage, and generating a detection voltage including damage information regarding the common capacitor or the first capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Myeong Kim, Ju Young Park
  • Patent number: 11159668
    Abstract: A method for information processing includes receiving an operation request from a wearable device; determining an operation, requested by the operation request, to be executed on the electronic device; and executing the operation on the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Pengfei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11159666
    Abstract: A method and system for entertainment comprising sound-producing signals communication to plurality of bobble head/vibrational devices (BH/VDs). Typically, at least some of said produced sounds resemble a first voice at least resembling a first celebrity's voice and at least some of said produced sounds resemble a second voice at least resembling a second celebrity's voice. System typically uses VoIP, cell phone apps and BH/VDs to enable subscribers to service to hear from speakers linked to BH/VDs a conversation comprising sounds at least resembling a first celebrity's voice and said sounds at least resembling a second celebrity's voice. The origin of said sounds can be an actual human celebrity speaking, a celebrity voice impersonator speaking, or an electronic simulation of celebrity voice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: James E. Beecham
  • Patent number: 11159667
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes devices, systems, and methods that can be used to collect sensor data from, for instance, a sensor device that has been embedded in an article of apparel. The sensor device can be used, for instance, to monitor the athletic activity of an individual wearing the apparel into which the electronic device has been embedded. Embodiments of the sensor device include a memory, a wireless interface, and one or more processor. With these elements, the sensor device may receive instructions indicating what sensor data to collect, collect the sensor data, store the sensor data, and transmit the stored sensor data to the remote device upon completion of the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Vesa-Pekka Torvinen, Michael Welker, Marc Norridge, Jon Werner
  • Patent number: 11150081
    Abstract: Devices and methods for determining the position of a device relative to a person using the device, or the position of a part of a user's body relative to the user. One or more thermal sensor may be used to determine the relative position of the device or part of the user's body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Child Mind Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis P. White
  • Patent number: 11145082
    Abstract: A method for measuring an antenna downtilt angle based on a deep instance segmentation network is disclosed, including: shooting an omni-directional antenna video using a drone; and transmitting the antenna video to a server in real time, and the server measuring an antenna downtilt angle in real time using a deep learning algorithm, the deep learning algorithm includes: a feature extraction network module for acquiring an antenna feature image; an instance segmentation module for binary segmentation of an antenna image and the background to distinguish antenna image pixels from background pixels; an antenna candidate box module for identifying and detecting the antenna image, acquiring an antenna candidate box and determining an antenna calibration box therefrom; and an antenna downtilt angle measuring module for measuring an antenna downtilt angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Wuyi University
    Inventors: Yueting Wu, Yikui Zhai, Yu Zheng, Jihua Zhou, Tianlei Wang, Ying Xu, Junying Gan, Wenbo Deng, Qirui Ke
  • Patent number: 11145310
    Abstract: To provide an electronic device, which is carried by a user and is provided with a voice input unit, provided with a detection unit detecting a proximity state of the electronic device and the user and a control unit controlling the detection sensitivity of a voice input unit according to a detection result by the detection unit. Preferably, the detection unit detects a wearing state of the electronic device by the user and, when a non-wearing state where is detected by the detection unit, the control unit increases the detection sensitivity of the voice input unit to be higher than the detection sensitivity of the voice input unit in the wearing state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiya Sakurai
  • Patent number: 11131906
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a photography assistant device, including a handheld base convenient to be tightly grasped by hand; a clamping mechanism for clamping a mobile phone; a wireless remote controller provided with a camera button; and an expandable function module; the clamping mechanism is disposed on the handheld base, the wireless remote controller and the expandable function module are detachably disposed on the handheld base. When using the photography assistant device, the mobile phone is clamped on the clamping mechanism, the handheld base is held by hands, the camera button is pressed, and a single-hand photographing is realized. Due to a fact that there is no arrangement of the telescopic rod on the photography assistant device, the volume of the photography assistant device is small, which is convenient to carry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: WINNERS' SUN PLASTIC & ELECTRONIC (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinghua Shan, Yi Bing Peng
  • Patent number: 11126578
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed toward identifying an indication of a timeout related to a mobile broadband interface model (MBIM) process. The disclosure may also be directed to transmitting, based on the indication of the timeout, an indication of an abort command, wherein the abort command is to provide direction to abort the MBIM process. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Yong Nam Ryu
  • Patent number: 11115143
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus with a data transceiving mechanism includes: a processing circuit, configured to generate a data request; a transceiving apparatus, coupled to the processing circuit, configured to transmit the data request to at least one target electronic apparatus; and a monitoring circuit, coupled to the processing circuit and the transceiving apparatus, configured to calculate data related parameters for the data transmitted by or received by the transceiving apparatus in a predetermined time period after the transceiving apparatus transmits or receives the data request. If the data related parameter does not match a predetermined rule, the monitoring circuit substitutes the processing circuit to complete a data transaction and to generate an inform message to the processing circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventor: Yen-Ju Lu
  • Patent number: 11099023
    Abstract: Navigation applications may utilize various different data sources to provide route information. In one example, a method of operation may include receiving at least one destination and creating a navigation route from a current location to a final destination, retrieving a plurality of user characteristics and a plurality of user preferences from at least one of a local memory of a user device and a remote memory of a remote device, modifying the navigation route to include intermediate routes based on the plurality of user characteristics and the plurality of user preferences, and transmitting a notification to a user device comprising at least one suggestion for an intermediate route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 11100777
    Abstract: The present invention is a software as a service platform providing a system and method enabling interactive services between the end-users, emergency responders, and central monitoring stations. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, the system provides an electronic notification of an alarm event to an end-user by way of a secure hyperlink to a web portal. The web portal provides a method enabling the end-user to interact with the central monitoring station and/or the emergency responders as well as view live and historical data from the alarm event including video. The system is configured to acquire historical video and data from the actual alarm triggering event from a variety of disparate sources including devices associated with life safety systems and lifestyle systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: The ADT Security Corporation
    Inventor: Lawrence D. Folsom
  • Patent number: 11101921
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for reporting channel state information (CSI) by a user equipment (UE). The method includes identifying two interference measurement resources, if the UE is configured with two CSI subframe sets by a base station (BS); obtaining CSI based on an interference measurement resource within a subframe set; and reporting the obtained CSI associated with the subframe set to the BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Yingyang Li, Chengjun Sun
  • Patent number: 11096010
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a communication interface configured to receive a call from another electronic device, a sensor to sense a motion speed of the electronic device, and a processor configured to provide, to a server, a status of the electronic device based on the motion speed for notifying the another electronic device of the status, determine a type of the call according to an input received from the another electronic device after providing the status, and control to provide a notification related to the call in the electronic device based on the type of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Amitoj Singh, Ashish Bansal, Varad Arya, Ishani Ghosh, Manoj Kumar, Sanket Magarkar, Tasleem Arif, Anupam Bhardwaj, Saurabh Deb
  • Patent number: 11079835
    Abstract: A device includes a first display, a second display, a battery, a control processor, and a second processor. The second display consumes less power than the first display. The control processor changes a display mode of the device between a first display mode and a second display mode. In the first display mode the first display displays information, and in the second display mode the second display displays information. The control processor switches from the first display mode to the second display mode to give the battery a longer life. The control processor is operated by an “Operating System” (OS), and the second processor is operated by a “Basic Input Output System” (BIOS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kimiyasu Mizuno
  • Patent number: 11082596
    Abstract: An anamorphic optical assembly includes a housing defining an anamorphic aperture, a hood, an optional sleeve, a bayonet coupling interface, and a catch mechanism. The bayonet coupling interface is configured for coupling the anamorphic optical assembly to a lens attachment interface that is coupled to or integral with the mobile electronic device or a protective case coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Moment Inc
    Inventors: Robert John Lincoln, Erik Hedberg, Marc Barros, Audrey Louchart, Spencer Smith
  • Patent number: 11070983
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, an apparatus for privacy protection includes a housing arranged to hold a personal communication device. The apparatus further includes at least one off-device resource supported by the housing that provides an alternate to a corresponding on-device resource integrated within the personal communication device. The apparatus also includes a local communication device coupled to the at least one off-device resource and supported by the housing, where the local communication device includes a personal communication device interface modem operable to provide a communication channel between the at least one off-device resource and the personal communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PPIP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fong, Nerie Hsin-wu Fong