Interface Attached Device (e.g., Interface With Modem, Facsimile, Computer, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/557)
  • Patent number: 11880634
    Abstract: An operation terminal is configured to: determine whether or not a directional microphone and/or a directional speaker of a mobile object is facing toward the operation terminal based on the position and the orientation of the mobile object, a sound picking-up angle of the directional microphone of the mobile object and an output angle of the directional speaker thereof, and the position of the operation terminal; set, when the directional microphone and/or the directional speaker of the mobile object is facing toward the operation terminal, a predetermined threshold as a distance threshold, and determines whether or not a distance between the mobile object and the operation terminal is equal to or shorter than the predetermined threshold; and make, when the distance is equal to or shorter than the predetermined threshold, at least one of the mobile object and the operation terminal reduce the volume of its microphone and/or speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuji Onuma
  • Patent number: 11856409
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, an apparatus that enables trusted location tracking includes a housing arranged to hold a user equipment, one or more devices, a local communication device, and a controller at least partially supported by the housing. The apparatus obtains, via the one or more devices, a first set of data characterizing a location of the user equipment. The apparatus further establishes, via the location communication device, a local communication channel with the user equipment. The apparatus also obtains through the local communication channel a second set of data characterizing the location of the user equipment. The apparatus also determines a trust score characterizing the second set of data based on the first set of data. The apparatus additionally triggers an alert in accordance with a determination that the trust score is below a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: PPIP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fong, Neric Hsin-wu Fong
  • Patent number: 11856125
    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: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shambhavi Sathyanarayana Rao, Manish Degan, Sachin Goel, Benjamin Ryan Snellings, Fuxing Liu, Yahia Chafik Chehadeh
  • Patent number: 11856373
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a wire connector configured to receive a connection to an external device. The external device includes a speaker and is configured to output audible sounds. The apparatus includes a connection detection circuit configured to determine whether the external device has connected to the apparatus through the wire connector. The apparatus includes an output test circuit configured to, upon detection of a connection to the external device, issue a test signal to the external device, evaluate a response to the test signal, the response based upon a resistance value within the external device, and determine an identity of the external device based upon the response to the test signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Dennis S. Fish
  • Patent number: 11841608
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus which prevents occurrence of a malfunction even when multiple accessories are attached to the electronic apparatus directly or via an accessory connector. The electronic apparatus includes an attachment part to which an accessory connector is attachable or to which multiple accessories are attachable. On the accessory connector, multiple accessories are attachable. When multiple accessories have been attached to the attachment part or on the accessory connector attached to the attachment part, accessory information is obtained via the attachment part from each of the attached accessories. In a case where overlapping accessories with overlapping functions are found based on the accessory information, the overlapping function of at least one of the overlapping accessories is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuko Izaki, Hiromichi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11822770
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for systems and methods for voice-based device operation mode management. Example methods may include determining that a device is coupled to an accessory device, and determining that being coupled to the accessory device triggers activation of a first operation mode at the device. The first operation mode presents digital content at the display in a user interface having a first content density that is less than a second content density of a second operation mode. Example methods may include causing the device to activate the first operation mode, receiving first voice data indicative of a request to change the device operation mode to the second operation mode, and causing the device to activate the second operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kynan Dylan Antos, Jenny Toi Wah Lam, Mark Yoshitake, Ankur Narendra Bhai Vachhani, Blade Imsande McRae, Robert Williams, James Martin Conway, Nedim Fresko, Michael Wendling, Mustafa Husain
  • Patent number: 11803285
    Abstract: A coordinate input device including a coordinate sensor and a wireless communication circuit that wirelessly transmits coordinate data, etc. to an external electronic device is realized without affecting coordinate detection by the coordinate sensor and without impeding downsizing of the coordinate input device. A shield sheet (1C) is provided to cover the whole of a surface (back surface) of a sensor (1B) opposite to a sensor input surface (front surface) facing an electronic pen. A controller (200) that controls transmission of the coordinate data detected by the sensor (1B) to the external electronic device is disposed facing the sensor (1B) with the shield sheet (1C) disposed between the sensor and the controller, and a transmission antenna connected with the controller (200) is arranged outside a region covered with the shield sheet (1C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Fujioka
  • Patent number: 11797290
    Abstract: The update control device is an update control device that controls update of software for one of electronic devices in a vehicle driven by a replaceable battery, and includes: an update method setting unit for selectively setting an update method of the software to either a first update method by replacement of the battery or a second update method by wireless communication, by using at least one of information indicating a remaining amount of the battery, information indicating a size of data to be used for the update, information indicating an urgency of the update, or information indicating a search result of one or more charging stations in a search target area including a position of the vehicle; and a reservation process executing unit for executing, when the update method is set to the first update method, a reservation process of making a reservation for a replacement battery to a reservation target charging station among the charging stations included in the search result and a storage request proce
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Iwata, Yoshihiro Nakai
  • Patent number: 11764819
    Abstract: A wireless antenna module includes a power supply case configured to accommodate a power supply, and at least one module body connected to the power supply. A casing wherein at least a wireless antenna and a controller are provided in the casing. The controller includes an operation unit configured to exchange information at least with another device. A mounting mechanism mounts the module body to a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: SMC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Norimasa Ozaki
  • Patent number: 11757607
    Abstract: During the development of Low Power Mode (LPM) (also known as L2 Mode) for DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) systems, it has become apparent that one of the most important issues is the impact on deployed legacy DSL systems. Legacy DSL systems are not capable of operating in the presence of large changes in crosstalk noise from neighbouring lines entering and exiting LPMs. For example, prior LPM methods at least do not assure that legacy lines will be protected to guarantee that no retrains will occur. These and other issues are addressed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: TQ DELTA, LLC
    Inventor: Marcos C. Tzannes
  • Patent number: 11722417
    Abstract: Various embodiments include techniques for reducing high-frequency interference to a wireless communications channel emanating from a wired communications channel. The techniques are directed towards an application that determines a mode of a particular wired communications channel. The mode of the wired communications channel is indicative of the frequency ranges at which the interference is generated. The application further determines a frequency and/or bandwidth of the wireless communications channel. The application selects a slew rate that reduces the high frequency interference from the wired communications channel at the frequency and/or bandwidth of the wireless communications channel. The application thereby optimizes the reduction of the high-frequency interference from the particular wired communications channel to the particular wireless communications channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srirama Bhupatiraju, Joselito Gavilan, Kiril Stoynov
  • Patent number: 11722330
    Abstract: A method for data communication with a domestic appliance by a mobile computer device. The domestic appliance and the mobile computer device are interconnected or interconnectable via a wireless data connection. The wireless data connection is adapted for transferring signals between the domestic appliance and the mobile computer device. Further, the present invention relates to application software for the mobile computer device. Moreover, the present invention relates to a domestic appliance. Additionally, the present invention relates to a mobile computer device including a display or touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Christoph Luckhardt, Fabienne Reinhard-Herrscher, Kersten Kaiser, Christoph Walther, Daniel Arler, Sandro Comuzzi
  • Patent number: 11678130
    Abstract: A method for setting up a short-range radio connection, in particular a Bluetooth connection, provides a connection between two devices, namely a hearing device and an additional device. The hearing device has a switch as an input element and a receiver as an output element. The additional device has an input element and an output element. A reciprocal authentication is performed by using a respective device to generate a character string and transmitting the character string to the other device. A check code is subsequently generated on both devices using both respective character strings and output to a user through the respective output element. The authentication is completed successfully and then a short-range radio connection is set up if a confirmation from the user that the check codes that have been output match, is received through the respective input element. A corresponding hearing device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Sivantos Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Riccardo Cavallari, Stefan Mijovic
  • Patent number: 11656831
    Abstract: An example apparatus includes a communication interface; memory; a screen to present media; and processor circuitry to at least: cause transmission of an indication related to a screen state to a source device, the screen state corresponding to at least one of an orientation capability or a rotation capability of the screen of a sink device; and access the media, the media from the source device, the media adapted based on the indication related to the screen state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Srikanth Kambhatla
  • Patent number: 11659364
    Abstract: A method capable of enhancing a user's acceptance of a received message, a message application program for performing the method, and a user terminal performing the method. The method of exposing received messages is a method performed by a message application program running on a user terminal. The method comprises receiving a message, and displaying the message if the current state of the user terminal satisfies a condition included in an exposure rule. After the message application program receives the message, the message application program displays the message only when the current state of the terminal satisfies the condition included in the exposure rule, thereby increasing the acceptance of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: NHN Entertainment Corporation
    Inventor: Dong Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 11616332
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a removable connector comprising a base portion and an upper portion on the base portion, and a recess in the housing accommodating at least part of a removable connector, wherein at least part of the base portion is positioned in the recess. The upper portion of the removable connector comprises a male connecting element for connecting to a second electronic device. The electronic device further includes a battery configured for charging a battery of the second electronic device via the removable connector when at least the part of the base portion is positioned in the recess, and the male connecting element is coupled to the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventor: Marios Georgiades
  • Patent number: 11596801
    Abstract: A system is provided for integrating at least one portable computing device with a resuscitative medical device such as a defibrillator. The system may include a carrying case coupled to the resuscitative medical device. The carrying case may include a storage space for the at least one portable computing device and a wireless charging system for charging the at least one portable computing device. The system may be configured to enable secure data transfer between each of the devices, including data communication and data storage. A processor of the resuscitative medical device may be configured to activate the wireless charging system and charge the at least one portable computing device under certain circumstances. The processor may further be configured to prioritize or optimize charging and data transfer between the resuscitative medical device and each of multiple portable computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Gary A Freeman, Paolo Giacometti, Timothy F Stever, Frederick K Newey, Andrew E Fleischacker, Suzanne Crowell
  • Patent number: 11595878
    Abstract: The present systems, devices, and methods generally relate to controlling wearable displays during vehicle operation, and particularly to detecting when a user is operating a vehicle and restricting operation of a wearable display to prevent the user from being distracted. At least one processor of a wearable display system receives user context data from at least one user context sensor, and determines whether the user is operating a vehicle based on the user context data. If the user is operating a vehicle, presentation of at least one user interface is restricted. Unrestricted access can be restored by inputting an unlock input to override the restriction, or by analysis of additional user context data at a later time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Terek Judi, Adrian Klisz, Gabriel Reyes, Daniel Perry
  • Patent number: 11595519
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a processing system are disclosed. In one embodiment, an electronic apparatus is an electronic apparatus to be operated by a first user. The electronic apparatus comprises a communication unit and at least one processor. The communication unit is configured to acquire first information related to an other-party apparatus. The at least one processor is configured to determine a movement state of a second user of the other-party apparatus, based on the first information. The at least one processor performs processing based on the determined movement state, in response to a place call command from the first user regarding first phone communication with the other-party apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Akihito Hatanaka, Tomoki Iwaizumi, Youji Hamada, Hisae Honma, Kousuke Nagase, Tomohiro Sudou
  • Patent number: 11573681
    Abstract: A method for making available at least one individualized user function in a vehicle having at least one user interface includes recording data which is transferred to respective functions assigned to the at least one user interface and/or data which is output by the respective functions assigned to the at least one user interface; transferring the recorded data to a server as a function of a state of the vehicle; determining at least one intention of a user of the vehicle on the basis of the data transferred to the server; and dynamically adjusting the vehicle as a function of the at least one intention of the user, by way of at least one user function which is selected and/or generated on the basis of the at least one intention of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Martin Klos, Patrick Keuntje
  • Patent number: 11504613
    Abstract: A game controller is provided. The game controller includes a first handle body. The first handle body includes a first control module, a first operation interface, a first connection portion and a second connection portion. The first connection portion is a male connector. The first handle body is connected to a mobile device through the first connection portion. The second connection portion is a female connector. The first handle body is connected to a second handle body through the second connection portion and a signal transmission wire. A first terminal and a second terminal of the signal transmission wire each includes a male connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ho-Lung Lu, Chin-Lung Lin, Hsiu-Hsuan Lin
  • Patent number: 11503143
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a housing, a display at least partially within the housing, a front cover coupled to the housing and positioned over the display, a rear cover coupled to the housing and defining a first portion of a rear exterior surface of the portable electronic device, a protrusion defining a sensor array region of the rear cover and a second portion of the rear exterior surface, and an internal surface opposite the second portion of the rear exterior surface. The portable electronic device also includes a sensor array mounted within the housing along the sensor array region and comprising a frame member coupled to the rear cover along the internal surface and defining a wall structure defining a first container region and a second container region, a camera module positioned in the first container region, and a depth sensor module positioned in the second container region and attached to the internal surface of the rear cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Kallman, Luman Zhang, Hugh J. Jay, Trent Canales, Lindsay M. Alanen, Christopher B. Lyons, Brian A. Argyres, Sherry Cao, Jaden A. Barney, Lucy E. Browning, Sawyer I. Cohen, Benjamin J. Pope
  • Patent number: 11503194
    Abstract: A coupling system for peripheral devices may include a housing and a shaft assembly. An end of the shaft assembly is threaded and couples to and uncouples from a peripheral device by relative rotational movement between the peripheral device and the shaft assembly. An inner cavity of the housing and another end of the shaft assembly defines a limited range of rotational motion between first and second rotational positions. Rotating the shaft assembly to the first rotational position allows for the peripheral device to be rotated relative to both the shaft assembly and the housing to couple the peripheral device to the housing via the shaft assembly. With the peripheral device coupled to the shaft assembly, relative rotational motion between the peripheral device and the housing is allowed between the first rotational position and the second rotational position without rotating the peripheral device relative to the shaft assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Yoy Dai, Sean Liu, Giuseppe Russo, Steven Takayama
  • Patent number: 11463957
    Abstract: An application processor and a system on chip (SoC) that incorporates the application processor are provided. The application processor includes a first core configured to process first data per unit time, a second core configured to process second data larger than the first data per unit time, and a lookup table configured to determine whether to activate the first core or the second core based on at least one of an analysis result of a message signal received by a communications processor, a sensing signal supplied to the application processor and a power level supplied to the communications processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taek Kyun Shin, Jun Ho Seo, Jung Hun Heo
  • Patent number: 11463116
    Abstract: A radio frequency module includes: a module board including a first principal surface and a second principal surface on opposite sides of the module board; a transmission power amplifier configured to amplify a transmission signal; a first switch; and a first inductor included in a matching circuit connected between an output terminal of the transmission power amplifier and the first switch. The first inductor is disposed on the first principal surface, and the first switch is disposed on the second principal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoichi Sawada, Takayuki Shinozaki, Yukiya Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11451860
    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: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kurita, Hitoaki Owashi
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: RE49278
    Abstract: A data transmission/reception method in Near Field Communications (NFC) for enhancing data throughput between at least an initiator device and a target device. The data transmission/reception method typically includes initiating a communication between an initiator and a target that perform NFC, aggregating a plurality of data packet units to be transmitted in order to form an aggregated frame, and transmitting the aggregated frame to a counterpart NFC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Thenmozhi Arunan