Interface Attached Device (e.g., Interface With Modem, Facsimile, Computer, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/557)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 11054860
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus having a second screen and a control method thereof are provided. A first screen of the electronic apparatus displays main content; the second screen displays, for instance, a logo, a notification message, or other information. To observe display content on the second screen in a positive direction, in response to a body of the electronic apparatus flipping or rotating, a display image on the second screen is rotated correspondingly. Besides, to obtain simple information, e.g., weather, temperature, current time, etc., or activate a specific function, in response to a default trigger operation, the second screen can display corresponding simple information or content of the function. When the first screen is in a full-screen mode, if the notification message is received, the second screen displays content corresponding to the notification message, so that the first screen can continue displaying the content in the full-screen mode without being affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jen-Ting Wei, Chen-Cheng Wang, Chun-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 11057732
    Abstract: A wireless telephone base station for a telephone includes a transceiver configured to receive emergency alerts, a display configured to show the emergency alerts, an output device configured to play the emergency alerts, and a processor configured to show the emergency alerts on the display and to play the emergency alerts on the output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore Vagelos
  • Patent number: 11044158
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a self-configuring network comprising one or more nodes each configured to provide wireless coverage to one or more transceivers. Some embodiments may: obtain a wireless propagation model, including environmental data; determine, via a computing device of the network, a set of optimal operating parameters using the obtained model and the environmental data; and configure, via the computing device, at least one of the one or more nodes with the set of optimal operating parameters. As a result, overall system performance on the larger macro scale may be maximized. That is, improving performance of only one or a few devices, on a micro-scale, may not be sufficient, as this may be achieved at the expense of harming performance of other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CACI, Inc.—Federal
    Inventors: Vincent Horne, Patrick Early
  • Patent number: 11030013
    Abstract: An example described herein includes a device to receive, from a user device, a request message to split processing, of an application, between the user device and the server device; determine a processing capability of the server device; and determine whether the server device is capable of executing a process of the application based on the processing capability of the server device. When the server device is determined to be capable of executing the process of the application, the device may: send an acceptance message to the user device, wherein the acceptance message identifies a first set of processes of the application and includes instructions to permit the user device to execute the first set of processes; and execute a second set of processes of the application, wherein the user device executes the first set of processes of the application substantially simultaneously as the server device executes the second set of processes of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing lnc.
    Inventors: Yuk Lun Li, Antoinette Donofrio, Neil S. Mehta, Yuexin Dong
  • Patent number: 11029585
    Abstract: A handheld platform includes an imaging device configured to obtain image data, a gimbal assembly coupled to the imaging device and configured to control a spatial disposition of the imaging device, and a handheld support coupled to the gimbal assembly. The handheld support includes an input interface including a touchscreen on the handheld support. The touchscreen is configured to receive a user input to control the imaging device or the gimbal assembly. The handheld support further includes a controller configured to generate one or more control signals based at least in part on the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Paul Pan, Xifeng Zhao, Tao Zhao
  • Patent number: 11012556
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for processing a secure data phone request are provided. The embodiment may include receiving a plurality of user responses to one or more security questions. The embodiment may also include identifying, during a phone call, a request for sensitive information by a call participant. The embodiment may further include identifying a response within the plurality of received user responses that satisfies the identified request. The embodiment may also include transmitting the identified response to the call participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger, David M. Ogle
  • Patent number: 11012555
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for processing a secure data phone request are provided. The embodiment may include receiving a plurality of user responses to one or more security questions. The embodiment may also include identifying, during a phone call, a request for sensitive information by a call participant. The embodiment may further include identifying a response within the plurality of received user responses that satisfies the identified request. The embodiment may also include transmitting the identified response to the call participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger, David M. Ogle
  • Patent number: 11010147
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for running mobile device software includes receiving a request to run mobile device software on the apparatus; activating an application of the apparatus to determine whether a platform for operating the mobile device software is installed on the apparatus and whether the mobile device software is installed on the apparatus; downloading and installing the platform and/or the mobile device software, if applicable; determining screen size and/or orientation for displaying graphical contents of the mobile device software on a display; running the mobile device software through the platform; displaying translated graphical contents of the mobile device software on the display; and converting user controls received at the apparatus to controls for the mobile device software based on predefined configuration data, wherein the platform is configured to operate in an existing operating system of the apparatus not originally configured to run the mobile device software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: IRON GAMING LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Marek Zmijewski, Scott Matthew Dowdell
  • Patent number: 11006324
    Abstract: A method for mitigating delay in availability of data in a communication network includes predicting an amount of data to egress a first communication device; modifying the predicted amount of data to egress the first communication device according to a data delay profile, to generate a first signal representing anticipated upcoming data transmission by the first communication device, where the data delay profile represents delay in availability of data at the first communication device; transmitting the first signal from the first communication device to the second communication device; generating one or more Grants at the second communication device at least partially in accordance with the first signal, each Grant authorizing the first communication device to transfer data via the network; and transmitting the one or more Grants from the second communication device to the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, Joseph Padden
  • Patent number: 10998643
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a signal integrated terminal, comprising at least a housing, an antenna module and a circuit module, wherein the antenna module comprises a first antenna for receiving TV signals and second antennas for receiving and transmitting wireless signals, which are both matched with the housing and respectively electrically connected with the circuit module, and the circuit module is arranged in the housing. The present invention comprises two antenna types which can cover the common household antenna types to meet the use of common terminals nowadays, the two types of antennas are integrated in one device, so that the user can reduce the purchase cost without buying and installing different devices separately, besides, the user only needs to repair and maintain one device, namely the integrating terminal, which reduces the operating complexity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ANTOP TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Ruidian Yang
  • Patent number: 10992163
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal, and more particularly, a mobile terminal for transmitting and/or receiving power and data to or from another mobile terminal connected thereto through a cable. A first mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention may include a memory configured to store data, a display unit configured to enable information to be input or output therethrough, an interface unit connected to a cable through which at least one of data and power is transmitted, and a controller, wherein the controller may obtain, through the cable, connection information about the first mobile terminal and a second mobile terminal and may transmit or receive at least one of the data and the power to or from the second mobile through the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Suyoung Lee, Jisun Lee
  • Patent number: 10986436
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium are provided for managing connections of user devices. For example, two source devices may be configured to maintain a data stream with one another. The data stream may enable the two source devices to identify one or more connections between each other and at least a third device. In response to receiving an event that indicates content to be provided to the third device, the data stream may be used by the source devices to configure their network connections with the third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas E. Schobel, Nathan de Vries, Gregory B. Novick, Anthony J. Guetta, Jason C. Conn, Augustin Prats
  • Patent number: 10985803
    Abstract: A receiving device for receiving PLC signals, including a filtering stage linked to an input of the receiving device and configurable in at least two modes including a default mode, wherein the filtering stage passes at least first PLC signals included in a first frequency band and second PLC signals included in a second frequency band separate from the first frequency band, and a first selection mode, in which the filtering stage passes the first PLC signals and stops the second PLC signals; and a processing circuit linked to the filtering stage and arranged to receive frames of PLC signals, and, for each received frame, to analyse a preamble of the frame, and to dynamically configure the filtering stage in the first selection mode if the frame is a frame of first PLC signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM ENERGY & TELECOM SAS
    Inventors: Henri Teboulle, Christophe Grincourt
  • Patent number: 10966092
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, an apparatus for privacy protection is provided. The apparatus includes a housing arranged to hold a personal communication device and a peripheral interface supported by the housing, where the peripheral interface is connectable to a supplemental functional device. The apparatus further includes a local communication device coupled to the peripheral interface 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 peripheral interface and the personal communication device. The apparatus further includes a controller coupled to the peripheral interface and the local communication device, where the controller is operable to manage the communication channel between the supplemental functional device and the personal communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: PPIP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fong, Neric Hsin-wu Fong, Teddy David Thomas, Haydn Bennett Taylor
  • Patent number: 10958712
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and software for providing enhanced reliability for information services. In an implementation, a method performed by a first data processing system is disclosed for operating a proxy service to support an information service provided by an application executed by a device remote to the first data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Bernard Lowekamp, Matthew Todd Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10956008
    Abstract: A mobile computing device, such as a smartphone or tablet device, can be coupled to any one or more of multiple display devices at any given time. The mobile computing device allows the home screen displayed on the display devices to be dynamic, changing based on which display device the mobile computing device is coupled to. The mobile computing device can also be coupled to multiple different display devices concurrently, and different home screens are concurrently displayed on those different display devices. User inputs changing the information displayed on the home screen can also be received, and a record of the change is maintained by the computing device so the changed home screen for a particular display device is again displayed to the user the next time the mobile computing device is coupled to that display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Issa Yousef Khoury, Petteri Jussinpoika Mikkola, Abolade Gbadegesin
  • Patent number: 10950205
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device comprises a touchscreen, a communication module, and at least one processor operatively connected with the touchscreen and the communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jueun Lee, Choonkyoung Moon, Shinjae Jung
  • Patent number: 10932060
    Abstract: A screen component includes a screen body and at least one vibration assembly. The vibration assembly includes a movable member made from a giant magnetostrictive material and at least one coil surrounding the movable member, and the movable member is partially attached to the screen body. The at least one coil forms a magnetic field when the coil is supplied with an input current. The movable member deforms under the effect of the magnetic field. The magnetic field changes according to a change in parameter of the input current. A deformation amount of the movable member changes according to the change in magnetic field of the coil to drive the screen body to vibrate to output corresponding sound information by the screen component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Na Du, Youhong Cheng, Lianwen Shan
  • Patent number: 10915142
    Abstract: A dock and an operation method therefor are provided. The dock is suitable for propping up a mobile communication device. The dock includes an audio-receiving circuit, a rotating module, a communication circuit, and a controller circuit. The controller circuit is coupled to the audio-receiving circuit, the rotating module, and the communication circuit. The controller circuit transmits at least one of a plurality of audio signals generated by the audio-receiving circuit to the mobile communication device through the communication circuit, and determines an audio direction of an audio source according to the plurality of audio signals. The controller circuit controls the rotating module to rotate according to the audio direction, so as to bring the mobile communication device face toward the audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: VIA LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Sung Hsu, Chih-Long Ho, Nai-Chuan Hung, Chih-Hsien Lin, Hung-Chih Chiu
  • Patent number: 10895966
    Abstract: In various embodiments, methods and systems for implementing a multi-device mixed interactivity system are provided. The interactivity system includes paired mixed-input devices for interacting and controlling virtual objects. In operation, a selection input associated with a virtual object is accessed. The selection input is based on real input associated with a selection device and virtual input associated with a mixed-reality device. The selection device has a first display that displays the virtual object and the mixed-reality device has a second display that displays the virtual object. A selection profile is generated based on the selection input. The selection profile comprises one or more selection profile attributes for isolating a portion of the virtual object. A selected portion of the virtual object is determined based on the selection profile. The selected portion of the virtual reality object is caused to be displayed on the first display of the selection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michel Pahud, Nathalie Riche, Eyal Ofek, Christophe Hurter, Steven Mark Drucker
  • Patent number: 10887445
    Abstract: A mobile device, comprising: a processor; and a memory including instructions that when executed by the processor cause it to perform the steps of: receiving a user selection to automatically enter an inactive mode in response to an action within the mobile device indicating the device is being used in a moving vehicle; receiving a communication from a wireless communication module; if the mobile device is not in inactive mode, providing a notification to the user that a communication has been received; if the mobile device is in inactive mode, transmitting an away message via the wireless module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Nick Bovis
  • Patent number: 10887444
    Abstract: A device permits a conventional, analog telephone to connect to a smart phone to provide access to various smart phone features from the analog telephone. For example, the analog telephone can receive or initiate calls and send or receive texts and may provide a secure access point to home automation devices, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, or the like. The device may be a stand-alone device that connects to an analog telephone or may be integrated into a telephone of any desired design or style. A smart phone application may be used to connect the smart phone to one or more devices to selectively activate features of select ones of the analog telephones. In some embodiments, the device can have its own subscriber identity module (SIM) and its own telephone number to directly send and receive calls or text messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Nick Eubank, John Stump
  • Patent number: 10877637
    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: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    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: 10880712
    Abstract: A portable programmable computing device 1 containing a memory 14, GPS antenna 12, Wi-Fi component 21, microprocessor 11, and power source 15 housed in a mobile, compact, housing 41. Housing 41 can be a wearable garment, allowing computing device 1 to be hidden within the garment, thus enabling device 1 to communicate with outside devices surreptitiously. Microprocessor 11 can be easily programmed and reprogrammed by a user. Device 1 can connect to the Internet through various means, based on the components contained within or otherwise coupled to device 1, e.g., cellular component 23, Bluetooth component 24, and other wireless protocol (such as Wi-Fi 21) components, to execute various useful functions, including tracking, scanning, and hosting a personal Website. The scanner function is adapted to search for wireless networking access points, and can accommodate a plurality of protocols, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventor: Eugene Joseph Bransfield
  • Patent number: 10873786
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to sharing application visual output. In some examples, a user of a first electronic device selects a second electronic device with which to share visual out data of an application task. In some examples, a user selects a broadcast application from one or more broadcast applications identified by the electronic device for broadcasting the visual output of an application task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer L. C. Folse, Elbert D. Chen, Graham R. Clarke, Lucas Martin, William M. Bachman
  • Patent number: 10873439
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for multiplexing channel state information (CSI). A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver configured to receive configuration information for CSI reporting. The UE further includes a processor configured to decode the configuration information and calculate a CSI according to the configuration information. The transceiver is further configured to transmit the calculated CSI on an uplink (UL) channel. The CSI includes N segments and is transmitted in one slot, where N>1. A first of the N segments includes a rank indicator (RI) and at least one other CSI parameter. A base station (BS) includes a processor configured to generate configuration information for CSI reporting. The BS further includes a transceiver configured to transmit, to a UE, the configuration information via a downlink (DL) channel; and receive, from the UE, a CSI report calculated in accordance with the configuration information on an uplink UL channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eko Onggosanusi, Md Saifur Rahman, Aris Papasakellariou
  • Patent number: 10873793
    Abstract: An apparatus for interrogating radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags within an enclosure. In an embodiment, the apparatus comprises an RFID module, a first assembly comprising a processor, a second assembly comprising an RFID radiator operatively coupled to the RFID module, and a connection element coupled to the first assembly and second assembly such that the second assembly is movable relative to the first assembly between a first configuration and second configuration. The processor may be configured to interrogate RFID tags via the RFID module and RFID radiator when the second assembly is in the second configuration, and not interrogate RFID tags when the second assembly is in the first configuration. In addition, both the first assembly and the second assembly may comprise attachment components configured to removably couple its respective assembly to one or more surfaces of an enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: QUAKE GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kiely Per Faroe, Christopher Lee Fennig, Gordon Douglas Fraser, Patrick J. Sweeney, II, David Vetter
  • Patent number: 10862194
    Abstract: An electrical device includes an electronic control unit including a radio communication interface provided with a planar internal radio antenna housed inside a first housing of the electrical device and including a first radiating element. The electrical device furthermore includes a movable coupling element connected to an external radio antenna, the coupling element being provided with a second radiating element and being able to be moved between a position connected to the housing of the electrical device and a position disconnected from the housing. In the connected position, the coupling element is positioned facing the internal radio antenna while being separated therefrom by an electrically insulating element, the second radiating element being coupled to the first radiating element so as to receive electromagnetic radiation emitted by the first radiating element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Alejandro Niembro, Emmanuel Dreina
  • Patent number: 10848992
    Abstract: A system and method for offline data communication by virtual network boosting using proxy nodes in offline wireless networks, includes receipt of a first content by a first electronic device from a second electronic device using a first offline wireless network feature. A plurality of offline wireless network features available in a third electronic device to which the first content is to be communicated in an offline wireless network, are detected by the first electronic device. The third electronic device is located beyond an offline wireless communication range from the second electronic device. A second offline wireless network feature from the detected plurality of offline wireless network features is selected to communicate the first content to the third electronic device. The selection may be done based on a speed parameter associated with each of the detected plurality of offline wireless network features and a content-type of the first content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maruthi Thotad, Madhvesh Sulibhavi
  • Patent number: 10838475
    Abstract: A system and method for management of data and power of a data acquisition device may include a power and storage module (PSM) comprising a memory and a power source unit, the PSM adapted to provide power to a data acquisition portable device (DAPD) and to store data received from the DAPD and a docking unit adapted to charge the power source unit and to perform at least one of: reading information from the memory and writing information to the memory. Charging the power source unit and transferring data to/from the memory may be done substantially at the same time and by the same docking unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FLIR COMMERCIAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Edwin Thompson, Chaim Shain, Lior Ohana
  • Patent number: 10812539
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising identifying, in a first group chat comprising a plurality of messages, an indication to add an external user in a text of a first message of the plurality of messages, wherein a membership of the first group chat comprises a plurality of users exclusive of the external user, responsive to receiving a second message from the external user via a first graphical user interface (GUI), outputting the second message to each of the plurality of users of the first group chat, and responsive to receiving a third message from one of the plurality of members of the first group chat via a second GUI, outputting the third message to the external user and each of the plurality of users of the first group chat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ye Qing Chen, Xin Qe Feng, Hua Jun Long, Juan Rao, Jian Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10795421
    Abstract: An external device and an information handling system may be attached through a single port connection to provide bi-directional transfer or data and power through the port connection. The port connector may allow the information handling system to function as both a power source and a power sink. This allows the information handling system to provide power to certain external devices from an internal battery to avoid data corruption when power to an external device is unexpectedly lost. When AC power is restored to the external device, the information handling system may be reconfigured to not transmit power to the external device and to receive power from the external device to operate the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Mohammed Hijazi, Merle J. Wood, III, Marcin Nowak
  • Patent number: 10798758
    Abstract: A communication apparatus automatically stops operating in a direct wireless communication mode in conjunction with a user's logging out from the communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Maki
  • Patent number: 10791415
    Abstract: A portable programmable computing device 1 containing a memory 14, GPS antenna 12, Wi-Fi component 21, microprocessor 11, and power source 15 housed in a mobile, compact, housing 41. Housing 41 can be a wearable garment, allowing computing device 1 to be hidden within the garment, thus enabling device 1 to communicate with outside devices surreptitiously. Microprocessor 11 can be easily programmed and reprogrammed by a user. Device 1 can connect to the Internet through various means, based on the components contained within or otherwise coupled to device 1, e.g., cellular component 23, Bluetooth component 24, and other wireless protocol (such as Wi-Fi 21) components, to execute various useful functions, including tracking, scanning, and hosting a personal Website. The scanner function is adapted to search for wireless networking access points, and can accommodate a plurality of protocols, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Eugene Joseph Bransfield
  • Patent number: 10785376
    Abstract: An image processing system comprises: an image processing device capable of displaying a screen; and a terminal device that communicates with the image processing device and operates the image processing device via a remote control. The image processing device sends the screen to the terminal device, thereby enabling the terminal device to display the screen, and determines an application to run on the terminal device based on the screen and sends application running information specified by the determination result or cooperative application information corresponding to the application running information, to the terminal device. The terminal device displays the screen received from the image processing device, and runs the application based on the application running information or the cooperative application information received from the image processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Teppei Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10785740
    Abstract: There is provided a device comprising a key request module and a key receive module. The key request module is configured to transmit a key request to a provisioning server, and the key receive module is configured to receive a device root key associated with the device from the provisioning server. The device also comprises an authentication request transmit module configured to transmit an authentication request comprising an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) and a device identifier identifying the device to a first home subscriber server (HSS). The device also comprises an authentication under key agreement (AKA) module configured to perform an AKA procedure using the device root key. The key request module, the key receive module, the authentication request transmit module and the AKA module thereby authenticate the device for subscriber identity module (SIM) provisioning of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dajiang Zhang, Jussi Tapani Lokasaari, Antti Jouko Iisakki Järvinen, Sami Johannes Kekki
  • Patent number: 10778026
    Abstract: A battery charger has at least two phases and coupled switches that are controlled using switch mode power supply (SMPS) techniques. One of the phases is part of a buck-boost circuit that includes a high side switch, which is coupled between a near end of the phase and the input, and a low side switch that is coupled between a far end of the phase and ground. The far end of the phase is also coupled to a battery, through a further high side switch. A controller signals the switches into open and closed states so that the buck-boost circuit is operated in buck mode when charging the battery at a low voltage, and in boost mode when charging the battery at a high voltage. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jamie L. Langlinais, Mark A. Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 10779130
    Abstract: A desirable connection form in consideration of a radio wave state is caused to be formed among three or more communication apparatuses. Group list information indicating three or more communication apparatuses, including local equipment, that have been set as a group for performing wireless communication is referred to so as to grasp communication apparatuses that have been set as the group. Then, a value indicating a degree of stability of communication between respective communication apparatuses indicated in the group list information is obtained, and a new connection form to which a change is desirably performed is determined by using the value indicating the degree of stability of communication between the respective communication apparatuses. Then, processing is performed for changing a connection state of respective communication apparatuses included in the group to the new connection form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10755705
    Abstract: A data processing method includes acquiring voice data collected by at least two collecting devices from a voice source, acquiring a recognition result of the voice data that corresponds to a voice generated by the voice source, and executing a corresponding command in response to the recognition result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongwei Li, Dekui Zhang
  • Patent number: 10739866
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for controlling a digital stylus are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method comprises receiving an indication that a digital stylus will be used in connection with a computing device, receiving an indication from a wearable device how the digital stylus should be used on the computing device, and executing the indication from the wearable device on the computing device. In an embodiment, the receiving an indication from a wearable device includes receiving an indication from the wearable device for determining specified characteristics of the digital stylus, and the executing the indication from the wearable device includes executing the specified characteristics of the digital stylus on the computing device. In an embodiment, the executing the indication from the wearable device includes executing the indication from the wearable device in different ways depending on a defined context of the digital stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10735951
    Abstract: A method for operating a network entity is provided in a wireless communications network. The method includes receiving a message comprising a temporary identifier of a mobile entity. The temporary identifier is used to temporarily identify the mobile entity. The temporary identifier includes an identifier of variable length which is used to identify a core network control entity which controls the mobile entity when connected to the network. The method determines a length indicator present in the temporary identifier, where the length indicator indicates a length of the identifier in the temporary identifier. The method determines the identifier in the temporary identifier based on the length indicator and the core network control entity based on the identifier, and transmits the received message to the determined core network control entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Florin Alexandru Deaconu, Kostas Kouridakis
  • Patent number: 10725724
    Abstract: An information processing system including an image forming apparatus and a portable terminal that is allowed to communicate with the image forming apparatus, includes a hardware processor that: determines whether a cooperative screen for cooperating with the image forming apparatus includes an operation-receiving region for receiving an operation by a user, the cooperative screen being displayed on a display of the portable terminal; extracts, from the cooperative screen, an image corresponding to an operating region including the operation-receiving region when the hardware processor determines that the cooperative screen includes the operation-receiving region; and displays, on a display of the image forming apparatus, the image corresponding to the operating region extracted by the hardware processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Bounta Chitpasong
  • Patent number: 10705565
    Abstract: A foldable display device including: a flexible display panel including a bending portion; and a folding unit supporting the flexible display panel and in-folding and out-folding a front surface of the flexible display panel. The folding unit includes a hinge unit bending and supporting the bending portion of the flexible display panel simultaneously in a clockwise direction and a counterclockwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong Jin Park
  • Patent number: 10692384
    Abstract: Systems, methods, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for receiving requests for roadside assistance, generating user interfaces and using machine learning to generate roadside assistance instructions are provided. In some examples, a request for roadside assistance may be received. A user and one or more partners may be identified based on the request. In some examples, a profile associated with the user, partner or the like may be identified. A user interface may be generated based on the profile and may include features unique to the profile, partner, or the like. In some arrangements, the interface may include a first portion and a second portion. Selection of an option from the first portion may cause the system to identify data for display in the second portion and cause the data to be displayed in the second portion. Machine learning may be used to determine or identify one or more roadside assistance instructions and a roadside assistance instruction may be generated and executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Alicia Bassett, Christopher J. Lieggi, Chad Allen Balk, Matthew Viane
  • Patent number: 10687211
    Abstract: A mobile device, a method for displaying a screen thereof, a wearable device, a method for driving the same, and a computer-readable recording medium are provided. The mobile device operating with a wearable device includes a display configured to display a private screen which is personalized to a user after authentication of the wearable device based on at least one of a user state and an operational state of the mobile device and a controller configured to control the display to display the private screen after the authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-woo Jung, In-sik Myung, Sahng-hee Bahn
  • Patent number: 10680309
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system for generating first electromagnetic waves and directing instances of the first electromagnetic waves to an interface of a transmission medium to induce propagation of second electromagnetic waves having a dominant non-fundamental wave mode. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10680850
    Abstract: The invention relates inter alia to a method of operating a communication system (10). Each communication node (11, 12, 13, 14) of the communication system (10) preferably tracks a successful reception of data signals (D) and requests a switch and/or switches from a currently used communication channel (C1) to another communication channel (C2-C6) in case that no successful receptions were made within a given maximum time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: R3—RELIABLE REALTIME RADIO COMMUNICATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Mathias Bohge, Florian Bonanati
  • Patent number: 10674006
    Abstract: Media control devices, methods and systems for communicating with mobile devices and headsets are disclosed. At least one control device may include a top surface, a bottom surface, circuitry for communicating with mobile devices and headsets, at least one button designed to be manipulated by users wearing gloves; a microphone for receiving audio input from the users, and a securement mechanism for securing the control device to the users' person, clothing and/or equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Kirk Lepchenske, Jonathan S. Jensen
  • Patent number: 10674001
    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: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shambhavi Sathyanarayana Rao, Manish Degan, Sachin Goel, Benjamin Ryan Snellings, Fuxing Liu, Yahia Chafik Chehadeh