Having Particular Configuration (e.g., C.b., Or Walkie-talkie) Of A Transceiver Patents (Class 455/90.2)
  • Patent number: 10298274
    Abstract: A multiplexer includes filters, a common terminal with which an inductance element is connected to a connection path of the common terminal and an antenna element and a capacitance element is connected in series to the connection path, and another inductance element. An input terminal of one of the filters is connected to the common terminal via the another inductance element, and is connected to a parallel resonator. In each of the filters other than the one filter, one of the input terminal and the output terminal, which is a terminal closer to the antenna element, is connected to the common terminal, and is connected to the series resonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Takamine, Tsutomu Takai, Yuji Toyota
  • Patent number: 10257882
    Abstract: A communications assembly including a first mobile station communicatively coupled to a public mobile radio network, a second mobile station communicatively coupled to a private mobile radio network, and a communications interface module configured to provide a communication conduit between the first mobile station and second mobile station, for routing: a communication originating from the first mobile station through the communications interface module for transmission over the private mobile radio network via the second mobile station, and a communication initiated at the communications interface module for transmission over the public mobile radio network via the first mobile station device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AIRWAVE SOLUTIONS LTD
    Inventor: Andrew Cushing
  • Patent number: 10205847
    Abstract: A first communication apparatus may repeat a broadcast transmission of a trigger signal via a second interface, which is a signal to be used by a second communication apparatus as a trigger for sending a wireless connection request to the first communication apparatus. The wireless connection request may be for forming a first wireless network to which both the first communication apparatus and the second communication apparatus belong. The first wireless network may be a network for performing a wireless communication via a first interface The first communication apparatus may receive the wireless connection request via the first interface from the second communication apparatus which has received the trigger signal, and establish a first wireless connection via the first interface with the second communication apparatus so as to form the first wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kunihito Terashita, Naoki Yoshida, Tatsuhiko Sone
  • Patent number: 10194023
    Abstract: A system capable of connecting a device to a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) using an adapter. The adapter may receive caller identification from the PSTN during a second ringing signal and may send notifications to remote server(s) indicating the caller identification. The remote server(s) may use the caller identification to enable additional functionality in a speech processing system. For example, the remote server(s) may identify contact information corresponding to the caller identification, may determine information about the contact, such as recent meetings, communications, or the like, and may output the information when announcing the incoming call. In addition, the remote server(s) may compare the caller identification to a database of spam and indicate that the incoming call is possible spam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheuk-man Kong, Tu Dien Do, Mee Tchin Jane John Chuan, Usman Ismail
  • Patent number: 10128696
    Abstract: A control circuit is employed for controlling a wireless power receiving apparatus that receives an electric power signal from a wireless power transmission apparatus. An electric power detection unit detects the received electric power PRX received by the wireless power receiving apparatus. A control unit generates a control signal CE for controlling the electric power PTX to be transmitted by the wireless power transmission apparatus. When the received electric power PRX detected by the electric power detection unit falls despite the control signal CE not indicating an instruction to lower the electric power PTX to be transmitted, an abnormal state judgment unit judges that an abnormal state has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10122083
    Abstract: An antenna device according to one of various examples of the present invention can comprise: an antenna module; a radio remote head (RRH) for receiving signals from the antenna module and a base station; guide modules for guiding the RRH such that the RRH slidably moves in an inclined state in the antenna module, for providing one end portion of the RRH to be rotated, and for providing the other end portion of the RRH to move vertically in the sliding movement direction; connection modules provided on a surface on which the antenna module and the RRH face each other, and electrically connecting the RRH and the antenna module; and coupling modules provided on one side of the RRH so as to move the connection modules, thereby mutually coupling or separating the connection modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KMW Inc.
    Inventors: In-Ho Kim, Hyoung-Seok Yang, Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 10085275
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to synchronization and interprocessor communication techniques in an improved system architecture for a cellular modem. According to some embodiments, a wireless device may include a control module, a downlink module, and an uplink module. The control module may decode control information to determine whether uplink or downlink activities are scheduled. If any uplink or downlink activities are scheduled, the control module may activate one or both of the uplink module or the downlink module to perform the scheduled activities. If no downlink activities are scheduled, the downlink module may not be activated by the control module, and may remain asleep until a later time when downlink activities are scheduled. Likewise, if no uplink activities are scheduled, the uplink module may not be activated by the control module, and may remain asleep until a later time when uplink activities are scheduled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Moustafa M. Elsayed, Tarik Tabet
  • Patent number: 10019107
    Abstract: The ability of a user to provide input when using a touch screen or other such element of a computing device can be improved by correcting for parallax errors. A camera of the computing device can determine the relative position of the user's head or eyes with respect to the device, and determine a viewing perspective of the user with respect to content displayed on the touch screen. Using the perspective direction and information about the dimensions of the touch screen, the device can determine an amount and direction of parallax error, and can make adjustments to remove or minimize that error. The device can cause the position of the displayed graphical elements to shift and/or can adjust the mappings of the touch sensitive regions that correspond to the graphical elements. Such an approach enables the graphical elements and touch mappings to align from the current perspective of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Leo B. Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9942532
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for reducing eye-fatigue for users of binocular head-mounted displays. Aspects include displaying a content item by a display device of the binocular head-mounted display and calculating an estimated eye-fatigue of the user of the binocular head-mounted display. Based on a determination that the estimated eye-fatigue of the user exceeds a threshold level, aspects also include modifying the content item, by the processor, to encourage the user to take an eye-fatigue reduction action and displaying the modified content item by the display device of the binocular head-mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Elham Khabiri, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 9882278
    Abstract: An antenna switching system includes a first antenna, a second antenna, a first sensing unit, a second sensing unit, a controlling unit, and a switching unit. The first sensing unit detects a distance between an object and the first antenna. The second sensing unit detects a distance between the object and the second antenna. The controlling unit is electronically connected to the first sensing unit and the second sensing unit. The switching unit is electronically connected to the controlling unit, the first antenna, and the second antenna. The controlling unit is configured to activate and deactivate the first antenna and the second antenna via the switching unit based on detections of the first sensing unit and the second sensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geng-Hong Liou, Yen-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 9832178
    Abstract: Personalization and projection of television or other content related services is contemplated. Services may be personalized according to a user identifier or other identifier associated with a mobile device, a second screen device or other type of device. The personalized services may be projected, transferred or otherwise accessed through another device, such as but not necessarily limited to a computer, a television, a settop box (STB), a gateway, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Lund
  • Patent number: 9794550
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for reducing eye-fatigue for users of binocular head-mounted displays. Aspects include displaying a content item by a display device of the binocular head-mounted display and calculating an estimated eye-fatigue of the user of the binocular head-mounted display. Based on a determination that the estimated eye-fatigue of the user exceeds a threshold level, aspects also include modifying the content item, by the processor, to encourage the user to take an eye-fatigue reduction action and displaying the modified content item by the display device of the binocular head-mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Elham Khabiri, James R. Kozloski, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 9781657
    Abstract: Embodiments of a user station (STA) and methods for WLAN channel selection through beacon requests are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a STA requests that an access point (AP) transmit a beacon signal on a first sub-band. The first sub-band may include a channel of interest to the STA. The STA may determine that the AP supports the first sub-band if the AP transmits the requested beacon signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Wilfrid D'Angelo, Oren Kaidar, Adrian P Stephens, Emily H. Qi
  • Patent number: 9712474
    Abstract: A method of providing information to a prospective user is performed at a server having one or more processors and memory storing programs to be executed by the processors, the method including receiving audio feature information and location information from a client device, wherein the audio feature information is extracted from an audio signal received by the client device and the location information identifies a current location of the client device; comparing predefined audio feature information with the received audio feature information and comparing predefined location information with the received location information; and pushing predefined information to the client device from the server if there is a match of both comparisons made at the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kai Xie, Bo Wen, Xiaoqiang Chen
  • Patent number: 9699668
    Abstract: A method in which a User Equipment (UE) measures a downlink signal in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes receiving information about a Beam Direction Pattern (BDP) of the downlink signal and measuring the downlink signal based on the information about the BDP. The information about the BDP includes an index of a subframe in which the downlink signal is to be transmitted using a specific BDP and includes an identifier (ID) of the specific BDP. The BDP of the downlink signal is switched according to the subframe index based on the information about the BDP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: LG Electronics Inc., Songang University Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jonghyun Park, Sukho Shin, Jaewon Kim, Donghyun Lee, Kijun Kim, Wonjin Sung
  • Patent number: 9641260
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a millimeter-wave wireless point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communication network in which the different atmospheric absorption rates of different millimeter-wave frequencies are utilized to improve communication performance of the entire system. The network comprises one or more communication systems operating at a millimeter-wave frequency, in which each system is comprised of at least one or more point-to-point or point-to-multipoint radio transceivers. In various embodiments, the different atmospheric absorption rates of different millimeter-wave frequencies are used to reduce electromagnetic interference, to compensate for changing path-loss conditions, and/or to optimize inter-link interferences to enhance communication performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Siklu Communication Ltd.
    Inventor: Yigal Leiba
  • Patent number: 9565566
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating multiple transceivers concurrently in a 5 GHz wireless frequency band. A wireless device includes at least a first transceiver and a second transceiver, and operates the first transceiver in a first sub-band of the 5 GHz wireless frequency band. The wireless device selects a second sub-band of the 5 GHz wireless frequency band based at least in part on the first sub-band, and operates the second transceiver in the second sub-band while concurrently operating the first transceiver in the first sub-band. For example, the second sub-band may be frequency separated from the first sub-band by at least a threshold frequency gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ramakrishna Choudary Boppana, Nagendra Kumar Pratti
  • Patent number: 9531072
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a conductor surface in which an opening having an open edge portion in communication with the outside is provided, a feed element including a first coil connected to the feed element and a second coil magnetically coupled to the first coil, a first mounting portion disposed in the open edge portion and connected to a first end of the second coil, and a second mounting portion disposed in the open edge portion in a state isolated from the first mounting portion and connected to a second end of the second coil. The first mounting portion and the conductor surface are directly or indirectly conducted to each other, and the second mounting portion and the conductor surface are directly or indirectly conducted to each other. A loop is defined around the opening through the first mounting portion, the second mounting portion, and the second coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Nakano, Kuniaki Yosui, Noboru Kato
  • Patent number: 9485342
    Abstract: According to the presently disclosed subject matter there is provided a wireless device system-architecture and a wireless device including a plurality of functional layers each of the functional layers comprising one or more respective layer elements where the plurality of functional layers being operatively connected and ordered as a cascade of functional layers for data-transfer from one layer to its one or more adjacent functional layers. The architecture further includes one or more matrix-switches, each matrix-switch operatively connected between each two functional layers in the cascade of functional layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Yaakov Shoshan, Gil Koifman
  • Patent number: 9407512
    Abstract: The present invention sets forth a method and apparatus for controlling terminal's access to a wireless network. When PCC rules in PCRF or account expense information in OCS have been updated, the PCRF or OCS will notify a MDM server; the server determines access status of application(s) based on information in the notification and notifies the terminal; the terminal will update locally stored access status of the application based on access status of the application contained in the received notification message; when an application on the terminal initiates a request to access the wireless network, the terminal determines whether it is rejected or allowed to access the wireless network based on the locally stored access status of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Xiangyang Li
  • Patent number: 9392580
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement for a mobile communications unit of a motor vehicle, having a first mobile communications module for a mobile communications transmission according to a first mobile communications standard, a second mobile communications module for a mobile communications transmission according to a second mobile communications standard and a reading unit for reading identification data from a chip card. For a reliable mobile communications connection, both for telephony and for the transmission of other digital data using control devices and personal computers, the circuit arrangement is configured to operate the two mobile communications modules simultaneously, and the reading unit is configured for the simultaneous operation of the two mobile communications modules to receive identification data from two subscriber identification modules from the same chip card and to transmit the identification data of a respective subscriber identification module to one of the two mobile communications modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Herbert Ehrentraut
  • Patent number: 9369871
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remote controlling of vehicles are described. Systems and methods may include a plug and play device. Systems may include a receiver; a programmable microprocessor in communication with the receiver; and a switch in communication with the programmable microprocessor. The switch may operate one or more systems of the vehicle. The receiver may send a signal to the preprogrammed microprocessor upon receiving an incoming communication from a network. The signal may include a unique user identifier, and the preprogrammed microprocessor may read and process the unique user identifier to control one or more vehicle systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Q3SMART LTD.
    Inventors: Arafat Hernández, Ruben Gozalo
  • Patent number: 9271149
    Abstract: A device determines whether a PTT application is authenticated to access a first API and a second API, and prevents the PTT application from accessing the first and second APIs when the PTT application is not authenticated. The device permits the PTT application to access the first and second APIs when the PTT application is authenticated, and modifies, via the first API, a timer that dictates when the device checks for traffic received from a network. The device establishes, via the second API, a data connection with the network, and determines, based on the data connection, a QoS framework for the network. The device utilizes the PTT application and the timer to establish a PTT session with another device via the network, and prioritizes, based on the QoS framework, PTT traffic provided in the PTT session with the other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC., CELLCO PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Mauricio Pati Caldeira de Andrada, Muhammad Salman Nomani, Howard G. Hammer, Shweta Sinha
  • Patent number: 9191420
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a terminal capable of establishing multiple communication sessions with a public network proxy through different access networks. The terminal actively communicates with the public network proxy to control which of the multiple communication paths are active, as well as control the transition from actively using one communication path to using another. The public network proxy facilitates data and voice sessions between the terminal and any number of other communication devices. In one embodiment, the communication sessions are reserved tunneling sessions, and the terminal cooperates with the public network proxy to effectively control how many tunneling sessions are established, how many tunneling sessions are active at any given time, and the transition from one tunneling session to another for active communications. Each of the communication or tunneling sessions may be established over different access networks using different communication technologies and protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Samuel H. Christie, IV
  • Patent number: 9161186
    Abstract: Message notifications to an accessory from a mobile communication device are provided according to some embodiments of the invention. When a message such as a text message, email, and/or voicemail is received at a mobile communication device, the mobile communication device can notify an attached accessory that a message has been received. In response, the accessory can request the full message, media associated with the message, an attachment to the message, and/or an audio/video stream of the message for presentation to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Bolton, Shailesh Rathi
  • Patent number: 9148741
    Abstract: An automated technique is discussed for processing audio data and generating one or more actions in response thereto. In particular embodiments, the audio data can be obtained during a phone conversation and post-call actions can be provided to the user with contextually relevant entry points for completion by an associated application. Audio transcription services available on a remote server can be leveraged. The entry points can be generated based on keyword recognition in the transcription and passed to the application in the form of parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Clif Gordon, Kerry D. Woolsey
  • Patent number: 9124998
    Abstract: Providing personalized content comprises discovering personal information using an electronic device. Services information related to the personal information is obtained using the electronic device. Personalized content is provided based on applying the services information to the personal information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Curtis Sasaki, Kuldip S. Pabla, Andreas Hofmann, Daniel Gross
  • Patent number: 9118768
    Abstract: An accessory system for a two-way radio allowing for touch-free push-to-talk (PTT) function, the system includes a detachable accessory to the two-way radio receiver, wherein the accessory can be a headset, an earphone, or a speaker microphone. The system also includes a user-wearable wrist band having a magnet to trigger a magnetic sensor located in the accessory when the wrist band is moved within close proximity to the magnetic sensor, thereby turning on the PTT function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Anray International Corp.
    Inventors: Haijuan Qu, Liren Lin
  • Patent number: 9093950
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) having reduced single-ended capacitance. In one embodiment, the VCO may include a transformer, a capacitor bank, and a gain stage. The transformer may include a primary inductor and a secondary inductor, and the secondary inductor may be inductively coupled to the primary inductor. The capacitor bank may be coupled to the secondary inductor and may provide a majority of a total capacitance of the VCO. The gain stage may be coupled to the primary inductor and configured to receive a supply signal and to drive a differential current in the primary inductor, thereby inducing an output signal across the secondary inductor having a frequency equal to a resonant frequency of the VCO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ori Ashckenazi, Rotem Banin, Ofir Degani
  • Patent number: 9077682
    Abstract: A server downloads a code image to remote devices so that the remote devices are performing properly in accordance with an updated version of the code image. The server may include an application server that targets devices and informs the targeted devices about a multicasting session. The targeted devices subsequently join the multicast session supported by a multicasting server and extract the code image from the multicast session. After the multicast session has been completed, the downloading center polls the targeted devices to determine which devices have successfully downloaded the code image. The server may repeat the download to devices that did not successfully download the code image by subsequently scheduling a subsequent multicasting session or by individually sending the code image to the devices. Portions of the code image may be sent in multicasting messages based on a depth level and interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Maurice Garcia
  • Publication number: 20150148089
    Abstract: A communication device is described comprising a receiver configured to receive a radio signal from another communication device via a communication channel; a detector configured to detect the presence of an impairment of the communication channel; a determiner configured to determine a type of the impairment of the communication channel; and a transmitter configured to transmit an indication of the type of the impairment of the communication channel to the other communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Beena Joy Chirayil
  • Publication number: 20150147962
    Abstract: Provided is a method of an electronic device. The method includes selecting first information included in a first program and second information included in a second program. The method also includes converting the selected first and second information according to a transmission mode of short range communication. The method further includes generating third and fourth information, respectively. The method includes transmitting the third and fourth information to an opposing electronic device using the short range communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Su-Young Park, Hyun-Chul Choi, Sun-Min Hwang
  • Publication number: 20150147963
    Abstract: A communication system includes: a first communication device carried by a user and including a first intra-body communication unit configured to carry out data communication with the second communication device via the user's body, and a charge control unit configured to control a charge amount on the body surface; and a second communication device including a capacitive touch panel, an intra-body communication antenna, a second intra-body communication unit configured to carry out data communication with the first communication device via the body, and an intra-body communication control unit configured to perform control to increase signal strength of a signal received at the second intra-body communication unit when a measured value of the signal strength is lower than a predetermined threshold under a condition that user's touch operation on the touch panel is started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kazuki HARADA
  • Publication number: 20150147983
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for determining whether to enable a functionality of a battery powered device upon connection to a battery is embodied by providing at least one voltage threshold in a memory of the battery that corresponds to a usable operating range limit of the battery and that is accessible by the battery powered device. Upon connection to the battery, the battery powered device acquires the voltage threshold or thresholds from the battery and programs itself with the threshold or thresholds. The battery powered device then compares a voltage of the battery to the threshold or threshold to determine whether the enable the functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: ROY L. KERFOOT, JR., JEFFREY L. CUTCHER, JOHN E. HERRMANN, ROBERT J. HIGGINS, VICTOR C. MC KEIGHAN
  • Publication number: 20150147982
    Abstract: A portable radio includes a display component configured to display information on a top section of the portable radio. The display component also includes a housing, wherein a top section of the housing is coupled to a bottom section of at least one of an antenna and a knob. The portable radio also includes an interface connector having a top section coupled to a bottom section of the housing of the display component. A bottom section of the interface connector is coupled to a hardware attachment on the top section of the portable radio.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC
    Inventors: MOHD WARDI ISWALI AIHSAN, CHEE KIT CHAN, ENG WIANG CHAN, SHIRISH KANER
  • Patent number: 9042845
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for detecting radio accessories within a communication system formed of a radio, a primary accessory and a secondary accessory. The secondary accessory comprises a resistor network which switchably couples parallel resistors in response to a bias input generated from either a microphone bias voltage or speaker bias voltage of the primary accessory. Various parallel combinations of the resistors indicate the secondary accessory type. Control logic in the primary accessory determines the type of secondary accessory by comparing digital signals representative of the current sourced through the resistor network (175) to predetermined values stored in look-up table. The utilization of the microphone bias and/or speaker bias of the primary accessory advantageously negates the need for any additional pins or complex circuitry at the primary accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Torstensson
  • Publication number: 20150140925
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to providing spectrum utilization feedback from a whitespace device. A database query for a set of available channels in a spectrum (e.g., broadcast spectrum, etc.) during a time period can be transmitted from the whitespace device to a regulatory authorized database system. The database query includes data that specifies a set of channels used by the whitespace device during a previous time period prior to the time period. Responsive to the database query, a response can be received at the whitespace device from the regulatory authorized database. The response indicates the set of available channels in the spectrum during the time period, where the available channels are unassigned to licensees at a location of the whitespace device during the time period. Moreover, the whitespace device is configured to opportunistically communicate in the spectrum over one or more of the available channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Paul William Garnett, Amer Hassan
  • Publication number: 20150140939
    Abstract: A wireless communication device including an integrated processing circuit and a first memory is provided. The integrated processing circuit includes a processing unit capable of processing a wireless communication signal and a radio frequency (RF) unit capable of performing a conversion between a radio frequency (RF) signal and a baseband signal, wherein the wireless communication signal is one of the RF signal and the baseband signal. The first memory is coupled to the integrated processing circuit. The first memory is capable of storing data used by the processing unit, wherein the integrated processing circuit and the first memory are packaged in a single semiconductor package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Li-Chun Tu, Chia-Hao Yang, Tsung-Huang Chen
  • Publication number: 20150133071
    Abstract: A communication system (100) formed of a portable radio (102) and radio accessory (106) is provided in which the accessory (106) provides emergency strobe and flashlight modes, the flashlight mode further providing a low battery indicator. Strategic control of lighting triggers and patterns allows for a single high intensity LED (132) to be used for both emergency strobe and flashlight modes, with minimized impact on battery life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC
    Inventors: DANIEL GROBE SACHS, GERMAN BORKHOVIK, CHARLES B. JARIS, CHIRAG N. PATEL
  • Patent number: 9031546
    Abstract: A system for a vehicle having a data communications bus extending throughout the vehicle, and an audio entertainment system coupled to the data communications bus may include a vehicle wireless transceiver and a vehicle controller to be coupled to the data communications bus. The vehicle controller may be configured to determine and send a vehicle speed alert via the vehicle wireless transceiver, and selectively set the audio entertainment system to link with the vehicle wireless transceiver in a hands-free mode. The system may also include a mobile device to be carried by a user remote from the vehicle that may include a remote wireless transceiver configured to link wirelessly with the vehicle wireless transceiver. The mobile device may also include a remote controller cooperating to command, based upon receiving the vehicle speed alert, the vehicle controller to set the audio entertainment system into the hands-free mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Omega Patents, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kenneth E. Flick
  • Publication number: 20150126113
    Abstract: A transceiver system to detect and transfer information from a capacitive based communication system to a personal electronic device having near field communication capabilities includes a transceiver. The transceiver includes a first near field communication device and a signal detection and decoding circuit coupled to the first near field communication device. The signal detection and decoding circuit is tuned to detect a capacitive signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: TK Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard CECH, Craig WHITE, Koshan MAHDL
  • Patent number: 9026040
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a retro-directive array that facilitates a tracking operation. This retro-directive array includes a first antenna configured to receive an input signal which is substantially circularly polarized from a tracking device. The first antenna separates the input signal into two signal components (e.g., Ex and Ey) associated with different orthogonal polarizations, wherein the two signal components comprise a quadrature signal wherein Ey=j·Ex. The retro-directive array also includes a bi-directional quadrature gain (BQG) module coupled to the first antenna which is configured to boost the quadrature signal. It additionally includes a second antenna which configured to transmit the boosted quadrature signal to the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Silicon Image, Inc.
    Inventor: Farshid Aryanfar
  • Patent number: 9026066
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile communication terminal for Push To Talk (PTT) and a method for processing missed call information thereof, which allows a receiver to check why an originator requested the PTT telephone call during the absence of the receiver through missed call information. The missed call information includes the voice of the originator requesting the PTT call, and the voice of the originator is output when confirmation of the missed call information is requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Uk Seo, Woo Chan Park
  • Patent number: 9014741
    Abstract: An embodiment is directed to switching between server-arbitrated group communication sessions at an access terminal (AT) within a wireless communications system. The AT participates in a first group communication session when it receives an announce message announcing a second group communication session, acquires priority levels for the first and/or second group communication sessions and determines whether to switch between sessions based on the priority level(s). In another embodiment, the AT participates in a given processing task (e.g., a gaming session, a voice call, a group session, etc.) when it receives an alert that relates to a group communication session. If the alert is specially configured to force the given access terminal to drop the given processing task, the AT drops the given processing task irrespective of whether the AT later joins the announced group communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashutosh Aggarwal, Beth A. Brewer
  • Patent number: 9014742
    Abstract: A method and system to provide ad-hoc push-to-talk calls between a plurality of users in a wireless packet data telecommunications network are described. The system may include: a wireless communication network including push-to-talk (PTT) functionality, with a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Proxy Server; a SIP Registrar and Location Server operable to store contact addresses of active mobile devices; a Realtime Transport Protocol (RTP) Media Gateway (PTT Server) operable to function as a call endpoint for each of a plurality of mobile devices wherein the plurality of mobile devices may be segmented into membership groups, the PTT Server further operable to multicast a communication from one member of the group to the other members of the group; and an Internet Protocol (IP) network interconnecting the SIP Proxy server, the SIP Registrar and Location Server, and the PTT Server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Denman, Sriram Parameswar, Barbara Derryberry
  • Patent number: 9014756
    Abstract: An intelligent terminal that allows for replacement of a wireless communication device by a user is disclosed, which comprises an intelligent terminal body and the wireless communication device having a SIM card. The wireless communication device is detachably inserted in a slot of the intelligent terminal body and connected to the intelligent terminal body via an interface, and the outer surface of the wireless communication device matches with the outer surface of the intelligent terminal body, such that the wireless network accessing function of the ultra-thin intelligent terminal is ensured even when no WiFi or 4G network resources are available. Meanwhile, this intelligent terminal can prevent the wireless network accessing device from being subjected to external impact and the consequent damage on the interface. Moreover, the detachable wireless communication device also makes it convenient for the user to choose different kinds of wireless network accessing devices freely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Huizhou TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xianming Zhuang, Ruyun Gan, Ronald Xuelong Hu, Shiqing Zhao, Dexiang Edward Luo, Jizhong Li, Paola Pinnavaia, Vittorio DiMauro
  • Publication number: 20150105034
    Abstract: A wireless transmission device includes an audio fetching module, a storage module, a processing module and a wireless transmission module. The processing module electrically connects to the audio fetching module and the storage module, and the wireless transmission module electrically connects to the processing module. The audio fetching module acquires an audio signal. The processing module either stores the audio signal in the storage module or reads out the stored audio signal when being enabled. The wireless transmission module enables the processing module and transmits the stored audio signal according to the transmission enabling signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: Euclid Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ching-Sheng TWU, Fu-Kai CHUANG, Fang-Yu TU, Hsiao-Ying PENG
  • Publication number: 20150105023
    Abstract: A method for using legacy Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Peer-to-Peer (P2P) simultaneously is provided. The method includes entering a device discovery process of Wi-Fi P2P, if use of a Wi-Fi P2P function is requested while using a legacy Wi-Fi function, acquiring a Group Owner (GO) right of Wi-Fi P2P in the device discovery process, performing a listen state over the same channel as a channel where the legacy Wi-Fi function is in use, through the acquisition of the GO right, and performing a search state over a social channel of Wi-Fi P2P, and repeating the listen state and the search state until the device discovery process is ended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Bu-Seop JUNG, Jung-Hun LEE
  • Patent number: 8995912
    Abstract: Communication between chips is provided using a transmission line. Any one of the chips may tap into the transmission line, and communicate with another chip tapped into the transmission line by transmitting a radio frequency (RF) signal to the other chip via the transmission line or receiving an RF signal from the other chip via the transmission line. The transmission line may include a microstrip transmission line, a waveguide, a stripline transmission line, or another type of transmission line. The chips may use the transmission line to communicate data, control and/or clock signals with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Ahmadreza Rofougaran
  • Patent number: 8996058
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information communication terminal having a configuration in which it is possible to prevent a wrong operation of the information communication terminal due to an unconscious operation of an input equipment during operating an audio output equipment. That is, the information communication terminal includes a controller. The controller operates a detection sensor that detects an object approaching during operating the audio output equipment. And the controller controls a status of being input into the input equipment based on a detected result of the detection sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Shouji