Power Supply Patents (Class 455/572)
  • Patent number: 11122513
    Abstract: A power management approach for a mobile device includes comparing a battery provided power supply voltage to a reference voltage in order to generate an alarm signal. In response to the alarm signal the frequency of an operating clock applied to a system-on-chip is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junghun Heo, Youngduk Kim, Joonseok Kim, Dongsuk Shin
  • Patent number: 11102829
    Abstract: A primary wireless communication device includes: an output assembly; a short-range communications assembly; a pairing controller configured to: send a discovery request for detection by a secondary wireless communication device; responsive to sending the discovery request, receive a discovery response from the secondary wireless communication device, the discovery response containing an identifier of the secondary wireless communication device and charge data for the secondary wireless communication device; control the output assembly to present the identifier of the secondary wireless communication device and a charge indicator for the secondary wireless communication device; obtain an instruction to establish a paired communication link with the secondary wireless communication device; and responsive to obtaining the instruction, initiate a pairing stage to establish the paired communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Dikshith Anchan, Vikas N. Channappagoudra, Vattem Manohar Reddy, Deepak Ayyagari
  • Patent number: 11102723
    Abstract: A communication apparatus of the present disclosure comprises a first receiver which, in operation, receives a downlink data frame from a base station; a decoder which, in operation, decodes data included in the received downlink data frame; a signal generator which, when the decoded data indicates that there is no buffered traffic for the communication apparatus, generates an uplink frame that includes acknowledgement information and a wake-up radio (WUR) mode request indicating a request to transit to the WUR mode from a primary connectivity radio (PCR) mode; and a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the uplink frame to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Yoshio Urabe, Rojan Chitrakar
  • Patent number: 11070172
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and a device for reducing power consumption of a PA, and relate to the field of communications technologies, which can reduce the power consumption of the PA to a maximum extent for components of different batches. A detailed solution is as follows: The station A receives a first link status indication sent by a station B, where the first link status indication includes a parameter of a status of a link from the station A to the station B; and if the parameter included in the first link status indication is greater than a first threshold, the station A decreases a drain voltage of the PA, to reduce the power consumption of the PA. The embodiments of the present invention are applied to a process of communication between point-to-point radio frequency modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liguo Sun, Shudong Huo, Xuewei Liu
  • Patent number: 11070957
    Abstract: A process and system allowing mobile users to initiate a two-way text message (SMS) conversation with a subscriber's computer. The steps consist of using a mobile user's mobile device to send a SMS containing a keyword and short code to a Short Message Service Center (SMSC), receiving an SMS reply containing an Individual Identification Code Numbers (IICN) which establishes two-way SMS communication between mobile user and business/subscriber. The invention further establishes IICN network which allows businesses to create-a SMS network, previously only available with voice phone networks, providing the Mobile User with the options of auto SMS replay, SMS conversation transfer, or interactive two-way SMS communication with a live SMS operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Alvin Tyrone Butler, Sr.
  • Patent number: 11061446
    Abstract: The handset is connected to a cord that can be unreeled and reeled in, and can be set in a cradle and taken out of the cradle, the handset comprising an acceleration sensor, a display unit, and a controller. The acceleration sensor detects movement of the handset in a first direction, which is a direction in which the handset is taken out of the cradle, and/or a second direction, which is a direction in which the handset is set in the cradle. The controller controls operation of the display unit, and disables the operation of the display unit while the acceleration sensor is detecting movement of the handset in the first direction or the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Taku Ueno
  • Patent number: 11032758
    Abstract: A method and a device for searching for an access point in a wireless LAN are disclosed. An operating method of a station comprising a PCR and a WUR comprises the steps of: allowing the WUR operating in a wake up state to receive a WUR beacon frame from an access point; shifting an operating state of the PCR from a sleep state to the wake up state, when the WUR beacon frame is received; and allowing the PCR operating in the wake up state to communicate with the access point. Therefore, the performance of a communication system can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sung Hyun Hwang, Igor Kim, Seung Keun Park
  • Patent number: 11025758
    Abstract: A method for assembling a communication device and the communication device The communication device includes a casing that houses a battery. The battery extends in a main extension plane. The casing includes a back cover to cover the battery, and the back cover extends in a second plane substantially parallel to the main extension plane. The communication device also has an electrical signal transmission line having a first portion and a second portion. The second portion is coupled to a processor of the communication device. The first portion has a longitudinal extension coupled to at least one electrical component, wherein the first portion extends alongside the battery in a third plane substantially perpendicular to the main extension plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Esa Maatta, Jouni Tapio Mäki, David Powney, Mikko Kylkilahti
  • Patent number: 11011823
    Abstract: A field device of automation technology, including: an at least partially metal housing having at least one housing opening; a field device electronics arranged within the housing; a cable gland, which is located in the housing opening, wherein at least one cable extends through the cable gland into the housing and is connected with the field device electronics such that wired communication can occur via the cable with the field device electronics; and an antenna for transmitting and/or receiving electromagnetic waves having at least one determined wavelength, wherein the antenna is situated in the cable gland such that the antenna at least partially surrounds the cable, and wherein the antenna is connected with the field device electronics via a coaxial cable such that wireless communication can occur via the antenna with the field device electronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG
    Inventors: Harald Schäuble, Max Bauer, Marc Schlederer, Armend Zenuni
  • Patent number: 10992187
    Abstract: Wireless charging systems, and methods of use thereof, are disclosed herein. As an example, a method includes: (i) receiving, by a communications radio of a wireless power transmitter, a communication signal from a communications radio of a wireless power receiver, the communication signal including data used to determine a location of the wireless power receiver, and (ii) determining a location of the wireless power receiver based, at least in part, on the data included in the communication signal. The method further includes, in response to determining that the location of the wireless power receiver is within a wireless power transmission range defined by the transmitter, transmitting radio frequency (RF) power transmission waves towards the wireless power receiver, the RF power transmission waves converging to form controlled constructive interference patterns and destructive interference patterns in proximity to the location of the wireless power receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Leabman
  • Patent number: 10992158
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, which comprises a multi point power charger. The multi point power charger is coupleable to an electrical energy source. The multi point power charger constructed to emit a plurality of directional beams. Each of the plurality of directional beams is directable toward a determined direction of an electronic device that is chargeable via the multi point power charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Ahmad L. D. Glover, Cherif Chibane
  • Patent number: 10991506
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shield for wireless charging that is capable of improving the effect of dissipating heat generated in a transmit coil, a method of manufacturing the same, and a wireless charger using the same. The shield for wireless charging according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a seating part on which the transmit coil is seated; and a transfer part extended integrally to a lower portion of the seating part to transfer heat generated in the transmit coil, wherein a plurality of transmit coils are seated on the seating part, and a height of a seating area on which each transmit coil is seated is set different from a height of a seating area adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Young Min Kim
  • Patent number: 10985578
    Abstract: A tablet charging cabinet includes a storage space having a base, a top wall, two opposed side walls, and a back wall, and a plurality of angled partition panels defining a plurality of storage and charging compartments at different elevations therein, each compartment having a respective connector at the back of the respective panels. Each connector is configured for providing power supply and network connection to a respective electronic device connected thereto. At least two alignment posts located on two sides of each connector to facilitate alignment of an electronic device to a respective connector. Each partition panel is configured to have an opening to allow a charging indicator light of an electronic device to be visible from outside the cabinet. The plurality of partition panels are angled downward toward the back wall to facilitate connection of an electronic device to a respective connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Andrew Asim Ardaman, Marc W. Karpel
  • Patent number: 10972590
    Abstract: A method for assembling a communication device and the communication device The communication device includes a casing that houses a battery. The battery extends in a main extension plane. The casing includes a back cover to cover the battery, and the back cover extends in a second plane substantially parallel to the main extension plane. The communication device also has an electrical signal transmission line having a first portion and a second portion. The second portion is coupled to a processor of the communication device. The first portion has a longitudinal extension coupled to at least one electrical component, wherein the first portion extends alongside the battery in a third plane substantially perpendicular to the main extension plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Esa Maatta, Jouni Tapio Mäki, David Powney, Mikko Kylkilahti
  • Patent number: 10959161
    Abstract: An application function (AF) device may identify a user equipment (UE) and may send, to a network exposure function (NEF) device, a battery level request message concerning a battery of the UE. The AF device may obtain, from the NEF device, based on sending the battery level request message, a battery level report, and may cause, based on the battery level report, at least one action to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Suzann Hua, Ye Huang, Imtiyaz Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10938074
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a power transmit port, a first battery unit, a second battery unit, a first voltage-controlled conducting circuit, a first selective conducting circuit, a second voltage-controlled conducting circuit, a second selective conducting circuit and a processing unit. The first and second voltage-controlled conducting circuit connects the corresponding battery unit to the power transmit port in electric when the voltage of the corresponding battery unit is higher than the voltage of the power transmit port. The first selective conducting circuit connects the first battery unit to the power transmit port in electric according to a first turn-on signal. The second selective conducting circuit connects the second battery unit to the power transmit port in electric according to a second turn-on signal. The processing unit generates the first turn-on signal and the second turn-on signal in selective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chi-En Ho
  • Patent number: 10931151
    Abstract: Provided are a combination antenna module and a portable electronic device including the same. There is provided a combo antenna module that includes an antenna unit including and a switching unit. The antenna unit includes a circuit board, a first wireless power transmission antenna, and a second wireless power transmission antenna of which manner is different from that of the first wireless power transmission antenna. The switching unit includes a first capacitor and a second capacitor connected in parallel to the second wireless power transmission antenna, and a switch, disposed between the first capacitor and the second capacitor, to be opened or closed based on an operation mode of the antenna unit. The second antenna and the second capacitor form a closed loop which is coupled with the first antenna when the switch is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amotech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-Il Baek, Jin Won Noh, Jae-Il Park
  • Patent number: 10923542
    Abstract: A display module includes a display module, the display module includes a display panel and a touch panel disposed on the display panel, the display module has a first end; a first flexible circuit board is disposed at the first end of the display module; a second flexible circuit board is disposed at the first end of the display module, wherein the second flexible circuit board is disposed on a side of the first flexible circuit board, and the second flexible circuit board includes a plurality of curved portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chaoliang Wang
  • Patent number: 10912025
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is provided. The method comprises: setting a first voltage level provided to a cable; operating a radio, coupled to the cable, with constant power consumption; measuring a first current level provided to the cable; setting a second voltage level provided to the cable; measuring a second current level provided to the cable; and determining a first resistance of the cable using the first and second voltage and current levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daryl A. Coleman, Khalid W. Al-Mufti, Thomas Booker Gravely
  • Patent number: 10862464
    Abstract: A comparing device includes: a first current generating circuit arranged to selectively generate a first current according to a first control signal; a second current generating circuit arranged to generate a second current; and a comparing circuit having a common node coupled to the first current generating circuit and the second current generating circuit for comparing a first input signal and a second input signal to generate an output signal according to the first current, the second current, and a second control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventor: Mei-Chen Chuang
  • Patent number: 10840962
    Abstract: An electronic device and a grip recognition method for reducing the SAR of the electronic device are provided. The electronic device of the present disclosure includes an antenna, a coupler, a processor electrically coupled to the antenna and the coupler, and a memory electrically coupled to the processor. The memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to detect a change of a transmit power value using the coupler during transmission of a radio signal through the antenna. The instructions further cause the processor to determine whether the electronic device is being gripped based on the change of the transmit power value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sanguk Kim
  • Patent number: 10834676
    Abstract: A wireless device and a method therein for performing one or more operations based on available energy. The wireless device is configured to operate in a wireless communications network. Based on an amount of energy available for operation and based on control information, the wireless device determines an allocation of the amount of available energy between at least a first energy part and a second energy part. The first energy part is to be used in a sensing operation using a sensing operation configuration and the second energy part is to be used in a communicating operation using a communicating operation configuration. The wireless device performs based on the determined allocation, one or more operations out of: the sensing operation using the first energy part and the sensing operation configuration, and the communicating operation using the second energy part and the communicating operation configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Lars Andersson, Magnus Astrom, Fredrik Nordstrom, Andres Reial
  • Patent number: 10811896
    Abstract: A wireless power transmitter includes: an antenna for transmitting a plurality of detection powers, each of which includes direction information, in a plurality of directions, respectively; a communication circuit for receiving a communication signal including first direction information included in a first detection power from an electronic device which receives the first detection power among the plurality of detection powers; and a processor for controlling to transmit power for charging based on the first direction information included in the communication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung-Woo Lee, Sang-Wook Kwon
  • Patent number: 10812664
    Abstract: A power transmission system includes a voltage measurement device located on a tower or rooftop for measuring a voltage (VRRH) at a top end of a DC cable connected to a remote radio head (RRH). A voltage control system receives an input voltage (VIN) from a DC power supply and generates an output voltage (VOUT) at a base end of the DC cable. The voltage control system calculates a voltage drop on the DC cable based on the VRRH measurement and then adds different voltage steps to VIN so VOUT compensates for the voltage drop. Calculating the voltage drop allows the PTS to more efficiently supply power to RRHs without having to increase the size of DC power cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RAYCAP S.A.
    Inventors: Grigoris Kostakis, Anestis Kolovos, Nikolaol Tsakiridis, Michael C. Bloxham, Shawn A. Warner, Fotis Xepapas, Zafiris G. Politis
  • Patent number: 10786902
    Abstract: Described herein is a method of deploying sensors by a robot in a geographical region. The robot receives a first instruction including information corresponding to the geographical region and a second instruction indicating one of a first manner and a second manner of deploying sensors. The robot computes a path to traverse the region in a plurality of steps, each step of the plurality of steps having a predetermined magnitude. The robot traverses until a stopping condition is satisfied. The robot deploys sensors at each traversed step size and further receives from each deployed sensor, information indicating absence of sensors in a neighboring area of the deployed sensor. Additionally, the robot repeats the traversing and deploying of sensors in the neighboring area to provide full coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Uthman Baroudi, Md. Enamul Haque, Mohammed Azharuddin
  • Patent number: 10791434
    Abstract: A process and system allowing mobile users to initiate a two-way text message (SMS) conversation with a subscriber's computer. The steps consist of using a mobile user's mobile device to send a SMS containing a keyword and short code to a Short Message Service Center (SMSC), receiving an SMS reply containing an Individual Identification Code Numbers (IICN) which establishes two-way SMS communication between mobile user and business/subscriber. The invention further establishes IICN network which allows businesses to create-a SMS network, previously only available with voice phone networks, providing the Mobile User with the options of auto SMS replay, SMS conversation transfer, or interactive two-way SMS communication with a live SMS operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Alvin Tyrone Butler, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10768681
    Abstract: An electronic device and a content display method are provided. A content display method of an electronic device includes displaying an application in the electronic device; and changing a content display mode of the application, when a detected battery consumption of the application exceeds a threshold logical battery capacity assigned to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seok-Weon Seo, Jong-Bum Choi, Sang-Ho Kim, Bo-Seok Moon, Yang-Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 10768947
    Abstract: A method for interface refresh synchronization, a terminal device, and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium are provided. The method includes: obtaining, in a user space of an operating system, refresh information of a plurality of interface refresh operations, when the plurality of interface refresh operations are initiated by a plurality of foreground applications in the user space; and transmitting the obtained refresh information of the plurality of interface refresh operations to a kernel space of the operating system, the refresh information including a thread number of each interface refresh operation, refresh time and refresh contents corresponding to each thread number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10757654
    Abstract: The communication method includes: obtaining a received signal strength indicator RSSI; comparing the obtained RSSI with a predetermined value; determining a Bluetooth transmission link based on a comparison result, where the Bluetooth transmission link includes a first transmission link and a second transmission link, where the first transmission link is a transmission link of an internal power amplifier of a Bluetooth module, and the second transmission link is a transmission link of a combination of the internal power amplifier of the Bluetooth module and an external power amplifier of the Bluetooth module; and transmitting a Bluetooth signal based on the determined Bluetooth transmission link. According to the present invention, the RSSI value of the Bluetooth device is detected, the detected RSSI value is compared with the predetermined value, and the transmission link of the Bluetooth device is determined based on the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yajun Wang, Zhongying Long, Chonglu Chen, Guangsheng Pan, Heping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10729384
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed that enable an electronic device to instruct as user how to user one or more noninvasive sensors to measure one or more physiological parameters of a patient. In one embodiment, the measured parameters are used to obtain a diagnosis, such as a diagnosis of a critical congenital heart defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Masimo Corporation
    Inventors: Ammar Al-Ali, Bilal Muhsin, Keith Indorf
  • Patent number: 10713200
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adapter. The adapter may include a first end, a second end, a housing, and a logic circuit. The first end may be operative to connect to a terminal device. The second end may be operative to connect to a peripheral device. The housing may connect the first end to the second end. The logic circuit may be located within the housing and electrically couple the first end to the send end. The logic circuit may be operative to perform a handshake operation between the terminal device and the peripheral device to determine compatibility between the terminal device and the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Kenn Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10668819
    Abstract: Embodiments facilitate wireless charging of the EV by using a charging method that employs higher voltages with higher power transmission rate than induction wireless charging. A few charging methods satisfying such criteria are provided: including microwave and laser charging. Components may be designed to facilitate charging of EVs using such methods. For example, components may be designed to create a vacuum between a power transmitter fixed to parking spot and a power receiver fixed to the EV. The microwave or laser may be transmitted through this vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Wellen Sham
  • Patent number: 10665082
    Abstract: This application is directed to techniques and processes for notifying a user about power levels of electronic devices. For example, a first electronic device may receive data representing the power level of a second electronic device. The first electronic device may then determine that the power level is below a threshold power level. After the determination, the first electronic device may detect a user and/or a client device located within a threshold distance to the first electronic device and/or the second electronic device. The first electronic device may then send data to the second electronic device, wherein the data includes a command to emit light according to a pattern indicating that the power level is below the threshold power level. Additionally, the first electronic device may send a message to the client device, where the message indicates that the power level is below the threshold power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan David Hruska, Elliott Lemberger, John Modestine, Sang Min Park, Michael V. Recker
  • Patent number: 10658868
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing for an electronic circuit. The housing includes at least three planes that form a structure to house the electronic circuit. At least one channel is formed along at least one of the three planes to provide a waveguide in the housing for wireless communications. A wireless communications module communicates via the waveguide to control the electronic circuit enclosed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ralf J. Muenster, Ali Djabbari, Juan Alejandro Herbsommer
  • Patent number: 10628898
    Abstract: A construction site status monitoring device is provided including processing circuitry configured to receive a battery identifier data associated with respective construction device batteries of a plurality of construction device batteries, receive location data associated with the respective construction device batteries of the plurality of construction device batteries, and determine a substitute battery from the plurality of construction device batteries for a construction device battery of the plurality of construction device batteries based on the battery identifier data or the location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Husqvarna AB
    Inventor: Anders Erestam
  • Patent number: 10622824
    Abstract: An apparatus including a removable modular insert disposed within a housing of a host device, the housing including one or more magnets, and one or more conductive contacts disposed on the removable modular insert to magnetically couple to the one or more magnets and secure the modular insert within the housing of the host device, and electrically couple the modular insert to the host device. A conductive coil can be coupled to the modular insert to electromagnetically receive power from a base device having a surface, where the host device moves and operates along the surface of the base device. The apparatus can include a communication device and a processor to control the communication device for communication between the modular insert and the host device, and control operation of the conductive coil. The communication device further controls the electromagnetic coupling between the modular insert and the base device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Fabrice Sauterel, Christopher Pate, Laurent Plancherel
  • Patent number: 10614506
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel system, methods, which include machine learning, and device for providing color and fashion recommendations, including for persons with visual impairment such as color blindness or complete blindness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Color Butler, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Penner, David Fogel, Gary Fogel, Yuval Shenkal, James Matthew Vaccaro
  • Patent number: 10599209
    Abstract: Power supply efficiency may be provided. First, a total power supply capacity may be determined comprising a sum of a plurality of supply capacities respectively corresponding to a plurality of power supplies serving a plurality of components. Next, a load value corresponding to the plurality of components may be determined. A number of the plurality of power supplies may then be powered down. The number of power supplies powered down may comprise a value that may cause a remaining number of the plurality of power supplies serving the plurality of components to operate within an efficiency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Torsha Das, Jay Yoo, Tuchih Tsai, Kabiraj Sethi
  • Patent number: 10587300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a control device (1) for a first communications device (2). The control device (1) comprises at least means (8) for communicating with the first communications device (2). The control device (1) comprises means for coupling the control device (1) to a counterpart (9, 10), and at least part of the user interface (3) of the first communications device (2). The invention also relates to an attachment fitting (20) for use in connection with the control device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Oy Stop Noise Finland Ltd
    Inventor: Markku Nieminen
  • Patent number: 10566846
    Abstract: The wireless power transmission is a system for providing wireless charging and/or primary power to electronic/electrical devices via microwave energy. The microwave energy is focused to a location by a power transmitter having one or more adaptively-phased microwave array emitters. Rectennas within the device to be charged receive and rectify the microwave energy and use it for battery charging and/or for primary power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: OSSIA INC.
    Inventor: Hatem Zeine
  • Patent number: 10499330
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is provided. The method comprises: setting a first voltage level provided to a cable; operating a radio, coupled to the cable, with constant power consumption; measuring a first current level provided to the cable; setting a second voltage level provided to the cable; measuring a second current level provided to the cable; and determining a first resistance of the cable using the first and second voltage and current levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Daryl A. Coleman, Khalid W. Al-Mufti, Thomas B. Gravely
  • Patent number: 10469116
    Abstract: A portable communication device (200) provides a remote speaker microphone (RSM) (204) that is adaptable to a plurality of interchangeable bridge interface modules. The plurality of interchangeable bridge interface modules may comprise interchangeable camera (212), (218) and non-camera (220) bridge interface modules that couple between the RSM (204) and a power source (208). The power source (208) may also be interchangeable via a portable battery (212) or corded power module (214). The portable communication device is shoulder mountable and well suited to portable public safety applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Chi T. Tran, Jorge L. Garcia, Ryan M. Nilsen
  • Patent number: 10428799
    Abstract: Provided is a wind power generation system using a jet stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Kwangwoo An
  • Patent number: 10410486
    Abstract: An electrical-power storage device includes: a storage battery; a movement detector that detects movement of the electrical-power storage device including the storage battery; a reporter that reports that the electrical-power storage device has an abnormality to outside; and a controller that causes the reporter to report that the electrical-power storage device has an abnormality, when the movement detector detects movement of the electrical-power storage device, and the storage battery is not executing discharging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shoichi Toya
  • Patent number: 10374653
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of V2X antenna systems. In an exemplary embodiment, a V2X antenna system comprises a coupler and a microcontroller. The coupler is operable for sensing radio frequency (RF) power and relaying the information to the microcontroller. The microcontroller is operable for controlling RF switches to selectively activate either a transmit path (Tx-path) or a receive path (Rx-path) based on the information from the coupler. The microcontroller may also be operable for controlling one or more attenuators to control attenuation of signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Panamalai G. Gururaj, Cheikh T. Thiam
  • Patent number: 10375636
    Abstract: The present invention provides network systems and methods for battery management. Battery management can include controlling transmissions to and from wireless devices. Thus, in an embodiment, a system for controlling transmissions in a wireless network is provided. A base station is configured for bidirectional wireless communication with each of a plurality of wireless devices. The base station is configured to receive battery characteristics from at least one of the plurality of wireless devices. The battery characteristics represent at least a battery type for the wireless device. Transmission constraints that correspond to each of a plurality of battery types are stored within a transmission constraints database. The base station is configured to obtain transmission constraints by looking up the battery type in the transmission constraints database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: u-blox AG
    Inventors: Xiao Lu, Richard J. Camarillo
  • Patent number: 10340968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal, including a main body, a communication unit mounted in the main body to perform communication with an external device, a proximity sensor to detect a part of a user's body adjacent to the main body when the communication is performed through the communication unit, a signal processing unit to generate primary detection information, indicating the detection result of the part of the user's body adjacent to the main body, based on sensing data received from the proximity sensor, and a processor to transmit a request signal to the signal processing unit to request for secondary detection information, indicating the detection result of the part of the user's body adjacent to the main body, in response to a reception of the primary detection information from the signal processing unit, and to determine whether or not the part of the user's body adjacent to the main body exists, through comparison between the primary detection information and the secondary detecti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sooho Bang, Youngjoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10264390
    Abstract: A radio access network system is described that determines a signal metric associated with a user equipment or device. The user equipment device can implement an altered transmission policy. The altered transmission policy can alter a strength of transmissions by increasing power consumption per transmission, increasing a length of timer per transmission, and altering other parameters of transmissions. The altered transmission policy can also alter an error correction policy. The error correction policy can indicate that error correction transmissions are to be decreased. The altered transmission policy can be implemented until the signal metric changes to a more desirable level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Krinsky, Bahman Khosravi-Sichani
  • Patent number: 10257954
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a battery including a first end portion in a plan view, the first end portion including a first engagement portion, a first case member including an accommodation portion where the battery is accommodated, and a slide member which is held by the first case member and is slidable along the first end portion. The slide member includes a first structure which prevents the slide member from dropping off from the first case member. The slide member can take a first position at which the slide member is in engagement with the first engagement portion and a second position at which the slide member is not in engagement with the first engagement portion as a result of sliding along the first end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouta Hibino
  • Patent number: 10231655
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and methods for power management in an electronics unit of a sensor device, e.g., such as in a continuous analyte sensor system. In some example embodiments, there is provided a method that includes monitoring, by a controller of a sensor electronics module, counts associated with signals received from a sensor device for a first period of time. The method also includes comparing a number of received counts with one or more benchmarked count thresholds, and determining whether to initiate an operational mode of the sensor electronics module based on the comparison. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Wedekind, Douglas William Burnette, Mark Dervaes, Jose Hector Hernandez-Rosas, Zebediah L. McDaniel, Pauline T. Lieu, Minda McDorman Grucela