Having Particular Housing Or Support Of A Transceiver Patents (Class 455/90.3)
  • Patent number: 10257631
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method including: receiving, using a microphone of an electronic device, user audio input; detecting, using a processor, at least one factor that impacts quality of the audio input received; and notifying, using an output device of the electronic device, a user of an event associated with the at least one factor. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott Wentao Li, Russell Speight VanBlon, Robert James Kapinos, Joaquin F. Luna
  • Patent number: 10225819
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wireless receiver and control method thereof capable of outputting a notification of an event that has occurred in a mobile terminal. To this end, a wireless receiver may comprise: an earphone; a sensing unit for detecting whether a user is wearing a wireless receiver; a short-range communication unit for communicating with a mobile terminal; and a control unit for, when an event has occurred in the mobile terminal and event occurrence notification information is received from the mobile terminal, controlling to output a feedback in response to the reception of the event occurrence notification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yujune Jang, Jeongyoon Rhee, Taeseong Kim
  • Patent number: 10044393
    Abstract: The present invention provides a watch type mobile terminal which comprises: a body; a first wireless communication unit installed in the body; a band connected to the body and wound on a user's wrist; a first battery installed in the body or the band; a wireless audio module mounting unit formed on the band and having a concave shape; and a wireless audio module which can be attached to or detached from the wireless audio module amounting unit, wherein the wireless audio module comprises: a housing; an audio output unit installed in the housing; a second wireless communication unit installed in the housing; and a second battery installed in the housing and receiving power supplied from the first battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Choonghwan Shin, Byunghwa Lee, Dongwook Kim
  • Patent number: 9992312
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a speaker element and an antenna element. The speaker element includes a conductive portion and a nonconductive portion. The nonconductive portion has a first surface and a second surface which are opposite to each other. The antenna element is adjacent to the nonconductive portion. The antenna element includes a signal source, a first radiation element, and a second radiation element. The signal source is coupled to a feeding point. The first radiation element is coupled to the feeding point. The first radiation element extends from the first surface onto the second surface. The second radiation element is coupled to the feeding point. The second radiation element is disposed on the second surface. The second radiation element is separate from the first radiation element. A coupling gap is formed between the first radiation element and the second radiation element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Ying-Cong Deng, Chung-Ting Hung, Chin-Lung Tsai, Chung-Hung Lo, Kuan-Hsien Lee, Ching-Hai Chiang, Yi-Ling Tseng
  • Patent number: 9924007
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile terminal having a rear input unit disposed on a rear surface of a display unit, and configured to receive a control command by a push input. Especially, the present invention provides a structure capable of preventing a force rather than a user's pressing force from being applied to the rear input unit, and a structure capable of shielding an operation sound generated when a pressing force is applied to the rear input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngjin Hyun, Kidong Kim, Sungmin Kim, Sanghun An, Jaehoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9883015
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device (1) according to the present invention includes a housing (10) that includes a frame (30), a housing (20) that includes a frame (40), and hinges (51 and 52) that couple the frame (30) and the frame (40) around a pivotal axis (50). The housings (10, 20) include touch panels (12, 22). The frame (30) includes supporting members (32, 33) that extend in a direction away from the pivotal axis (50) and the frame (40) includes supporting members (42, 43) that extend in a direction away from the pivotal axis (50). The hinges (51, 52) generate torque in a direction opposite to that of a stress acting on the touch panels (12, 22) when the housings (10, 20) form a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NEC MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Ryota Michino
  • Patent number: 9876283
    Abstract: An antenna is provided and includes a plate and an aperture assembly attached to the plate. The aperture assembly includes sticks that respectively include a spacer, a carrier formed separately from the spacer and on which circulators are disposed, a base defining recesses from which bosses interleaved with the recesses protrude and fasteners disposed to fasten the spacer to the base at boss locations with the carrier interposed between the spacer and the base and the circulators aligned with the recesses. The aperture assembly further includes conductive elements extending through the plate and the base for electric coupling to the circulators. Adjacent sticks define a slot extending forwardly from the plate. The slot is notched at a corresponding circulator and rounded forwardly from the corresponding circulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: John A. Crockett, Jr., David W. Francel, Amanda N. Berkes
  • Patent number: 9866252
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal including a case having a display unit coupled to a front side, a first antenna mounted in the case and comprising a first slot extended in a first direction and having a closed end and an open end, a second antenna mounted in the case and comprising a second slot extended in a second direction opposite to the extended direction of the first slot and comprising a closed end and an open end, a power supply unit mounted in the case, a first feeder supplying the power of the power supply unit to the first antenna, and a second feeder supplying the power of the power supply unit to the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungjoon Hong, Kangjae Jung, Sungjung Rho, Youngbae Kwon, Jaewoo Lee, Deuksu Choi
  • Patent number: 9867009
    Abstract: A system and method for multi-beacon management including: determining occurrence of a trigger event; determining a beacon to be acted upon; determining the settings to be assigned; assigning the settings to the beacon; and operating the beacon according to the settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Estimote Polska Sp. z o. o.
    Inventors: Marcin Mycek, Michal Sznajder, Grzegorz Krukiewicz-Gacek, Lukasz Kostka, Jakub Krzych
  • Patent number: 9838066
    Abstract: A space-efficient cellular modem device for machine-to-machine communications that includes: a multi-layer printed circuit board defining a top side and a bottom side and including a first circuit layer adjacent the top side, a second circuit layer adjacent the bottom side, a ground plane layer, and a power plane layer, the ground and power plane layers located between the first and second circuit layers; a cellular transceiver module configured to communicate over a cellular wireless cellular network; electrical power-management components attached to the multi-layer printed circuit board, the power-management components in electrical communication with the cellular transceiver module; first and second rows of pins in electrical communication with the cellular transceiver; and a communications port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: NimbeLink Corp.
    Inventors: Kurt T. Larson, Christopher J. Elmquist
  • Patent number: 9831542
    Abstract: An antenna system applicable to a mobile communication device is provided in the present disclosure. The antenna system includes a metal frame; a grounding unit surrounded by the metal frame, and an internal antenna. One end of the grounding unit cooperates with the metal frame to form a clearance area, and the internal antenna is located in the clearance area. The internal antenna includes a feeding portion and a radiating portion; the radiating portion is spaced from the metal frame and is coupled to the metal frame. The feeding portion is connected to a feed source via a feed line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaopu Wu, Yongli Chen
  • Patent number: 9826647
    Abstract: A connecting system of a multi-section housing provided at one end face of a first and second housing superposed with their display surfaces at the outsides, comprising: a first shaft vertical to superposed surfaces of first and second housing; and a second shaft perpendicular to the first shaft, wherein if a center line of the first shaft is arranged on a line bisecting the end face to the left and right and the center line of the second shaft is arranged on the superposed surfaces of the first and second housing, the first shaft can be used to allow the second housing superposed over the first housing to be rotated by 180 degrees and, in this state, the first housing can be made to rotate by the second shaft by 180 degrees so as to arrange the display surfaces of the first and second housings on the same plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yutaka Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9807483
    Abstract: A mobile device case is disclosed. The mobile device case includes a housing comprising a cavity configured to partially enclose a mobile device, a first and second foldable panel having first and second speakers pivotally connected to the housing, wherein the first and second foldable panels rotate from a folded position where the first and second foldable panels are configured to be folded on a back surface of the bottom surface of the cavity to an unfolded position where the first and second foldable panels extend laterally in a parallel way relative to the bottom surface of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas J. Edson
  • Patent number: 9786982
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device which includes a body portion including a first radiator and a wearing portion including at least one second radiators, in which the second radiators form capacitive coupling with the first radiator or a ground portion provided in the body portion, thereby providing stable operation characteristics of the first radiator. The electronic device may be implemented variously according to an embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-Yub Lee, Young-Ju Lee, Jun-Sig Kum
  • Patent number: 9774933
    Abstract: A housing assembly of an electronic device includes an outer housing, an inner housing mounted to the outer housing, a first waterproof film positioned between the outer housing and the inner housing, and a second waterproof film spaced from the first waterproof film. The first waterproof film, the outer housing, and the inner housing cooperatively define a first cavity of the housing assembly. The second waterproof film, the inner housing, and the first waterproof film cooperatively form a second cavity of the housing assembly. The first and second waterproof films provide the housing assembly an excellent waterproof property. The electronic device using the housing assembly is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chien-Feng Yeh, Wei-Jen Chang, Meng-Jer Huang, Chih-Wei Su, Chun-Yen Liu, Chih-Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 9703997
    Abstract: An RFID tag includes a base part, a loop antenna around the base part including a first antenna element and a second antenna element, and a loop-length shorter than a wavelength of a resonant frequency, and an IC chip at a first surface side of the base part. The IC chip is connected between a first terminal disposed on a first end of the first antenna element and a second terminal disposed on a first end of the second antenna element. The loop antenna includes an overlapping part at a second surface side of the base part, and a capacitance of the overlapping part is adjusted such that a difference between an imaginary component of a first synthetic impedance and an imaginary component of a second synthetic impedance is less than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Manabu Kai
  • Patent number: 9614572
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for expanding control switch selectivity in a portable communication system is provided. A rotary control switch is remapped based on the presence of two or more switches in the system thereby increasing the number of user selectable switch features, such as user selectable radio channels. The remapping can occur automatically without the need for hardware changes. The improved user interface can extend channel range selection in a portable communication system having a portable radio and radio accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David J. Ley, Mark A. Antilla
  • Patent number: 9609099
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a display unit, a front case configured to be combined with the display unit using a front side of the front case, a main board configured to be combined with a rear side of the front case, a rear case configured to be combined with a rear side of the main board, a boss in which a internal screw thread formed on both a left side and a right side of the front case and the internal screw thread heading a rear side is formed, a connection hole formed on a position corresponding to the internal screw thread of the rear case, a screw configured to be connected with the internal screw thread in a manner of passing through the connection hole, a boss bump configured to be positioned at an outer circumstance of the boss and a boss accommodation part configured to be formed on both a left side and a right side of the main board and correspond to a shape of the boss and a shape of the boss bump. It is able to reduce thickness of the mobile terminal by omitting a frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyunghwan Lee, Jaehyuk Kang, Guetae Cho
  • Patent number: 9504907
    Abstract: A shooting simulation system. The system includes a plurality of communication devices with each communication device associated with a separate player. In addition, each mobile phone includes an A-GPS device for determining a location indicia of the communication device and a mechanism for communicating the location indicia to a network. A game server communicates with the network for relaying the location indicia of each communication device to all of the communication devices. Each communication device includes a mechanism for determining a directional orientation of the communication device when aimed and a processor for determining if a simulated targeting of another player is a hit or miss based on the location indicia of a shooting communication device, the location indicia of a communication device of a targeted player, and the directional orientation of the shooting communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: George Carter
  • Patent number: 9493102
    Abstract: A multi-functional touch cooling cup holder includes an annular socket that can accommodate a beverage can or water bottle. At the top of the socket there is a bended edge that is larger than a cylinder of the socket and at the bottom of the socket there is an annular bottom cap. On the cylinder of the socket there is a vertical slot, within which there is a control circuit of the cup holder that is equipped with IC chip. A thermal radiator is installed under the bottom cap. The radiator contains multiple paralleled radiation fins and a cooling fan. A thermoelectric cooler that is installed between the thermal radiator and the thermal conductor and is electrically connected with the control circuit of the cup holder. The cooling side of the thermoelectric cooler faces up, the thermal side faces down and is adhered to the top of the thermal radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: eMoMo Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wenji Tang
  • Patent number: 9467538
    Abstract: A portable electronic device according to the present invention is provided with a casing formed by joining two cabinets together. A housing chamber for an electric component is recessed on at least either one cabinet and is open toward an inner face of the other cabinet. Mating surfaces located on both the cabinets overlap each other around the housing chamber. A water entry portion leading to a clearance between the mating surfaces is located on an exposed surface exposed to the outside of the casing in an upper part of the casing. A groove extending in a right-left direction along the hosing chamber is recessed on the mating surface of at least either one cabinet of the two cabinets at a position away upward from the housing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daisuke Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9397718
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile telephone holding device which includes a main body, an arm, at least two clamping elements, a wireless electrical charging device with which a mobile telephone can be charged and an electrical switching device, wherein the arm s mounted on the main body in such a way that the arm can be moved between an inoperative position (R) and at least one holding position (H) against a restoring force, wherein the electrical switching device, depending on the position of the arm, interrupts an electrical line which leads to the charging device in the inoperative position (R) of the arm, and closes the electrical line which leads to the charging device in each holding position (H) of the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Peiker Acustic GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jens Lachnitt
  • Patent number: 9392156
    Abstract: An extension flash module is provided in the present invention. The extension flash module adopts xenon flash light and is for attaching on the headphone jack of a mobile device. When the extension flash module operates, the voltage output from the headphone connector is boosted to provide a high voltage to the extension flash module. When the high voltage is charged to a rate voltage, the extension flash module sends a charging complete signal to the mobile device through the microphone terminal of the headphone connector. When shutter instruction is performed, the mobile device triggers the extension flash module to flash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: EOSMEM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hung-I Wang, Rong-Jie Tu
  • Patent number: 9363345
    Abstract: The cover for a mobile electronic device includes at least: a cover body formed of an elastic body capable of transmitting vibration, and attached to a mobile electronic device with a plurality of surfaces, so as to at least partially cover two or more of the plurality of surfaces; a vibrating element that is attached to the cover body and that vibrates the cover body by vibration thereof upon receiving an electrical signal; and a connector that is used to connect the vibrating element to the mobile electronic device such that transmission of an electrical signal is possible, and the mobile electronic device employing the same are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhito Fujii
  • Patent number: 9332097
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is disclosed. The mobile terminal may include a front case, a rear case installed to a rear of the front case, an antenna module provided to the rear of the front case, the antenna module including a first region provided at a first edge portion of the front case and a second region provided at a second edge portion of the front case and a speaker provided between the first region of the antenna module and the front case to output sound to a space between the antenna module and the front case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Moonpyeong Kim, Jongwun Kim
  • Patent number: 9213372
    Abstract: A keyboard includes a bezel having a plurality of key openings and a plurality of key holding features configured adjacent to the plurality of key openings on a bottom side of the bezel. A plurality of keycaps are positioned within the plurality of key openings. A chassis is included that has a plurality of planar-translation effecting mechanisms each supporting a respective one of the plurality of keycaps to guide the respective keycap in a press direction and a second direction as the keycap moves from the unpressed position toward the pressed position. The keypad or keyboard includes a key retraction mechanism configured to move the chassis relative to the bezel wherein the key holding features of the bezel limit movement of the keycaps in the second direction during movement of the chassis relative to the bezel, while the planar-translation effecting mechanisms move the plurality of keycaps toward a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Doug Krumpelman, Chris Weber, Yeh-Cheng Tan
  • Patent number: 9129499
    Abstract: A wireless device for monitoring protective headgear includes a short-range wireless receiver that receives alarm data from the protective headgear in response to an alarm event at the protective headgear. A user interface emits a first detectable alert signal in response to the alarm data to assist the user in the monitoring of the protective headgear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: THL Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: John W. Howard, Richard Cutler
  • Patent number: 9128316
    Abstract: A dust-proof frame 30 includes a front frame portion 32 located on the outer periphery of the front surface of a display panel unit 20. The dust-proof frame 30 includes a convex portion 31 that projects from the front frame portion 32 toward the inner surface of a housing 10. A gap G1 is located in a pressing direction of the inner surface of the housing 10 with respect to the convex portion 31 and extends along the convex portion 31 is provided in the dust-proof frame 30. According to the above structure, the function of the dust-proof frame 30 can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Tatsuhiro Obara
  • Patent number: 9122455
    Abstract: An information handling system converts from a closed position to a tablet position by rotating a lid with a display 360 degrees about a hinge having motion translated between lid and housing portions through first and second engage gears of different diameters. The hinge has first and second axles held in a spaced and substantially parallel orientation by a support with first and second gears having a gear ratio of substantially 2.54 to 1. Overall system thickness is reduced by having a lid portion gear with a diameter of substantially the thickness of the lid portion and a housing portion gear with a diameter of substantially the thickness of the housing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: David M. Meyers
  • Patent number: 9106733
    Abstract: A mobile device may include a first antenna and a second antenna. A first radio frequency (RF) transceiver may be coupled to the first antenna, and a second RF transceiver may be coupled to the second antenna. A baseband chipset may be coupled to the first RF transceiver and the second RF transceiver. One or more switches may be connected within a first transmit path, a second transmit path, a first receive path, and a second receive path, wherein one or more of the first transmit path, the second transmit path, the first receive path, and the second receive path associated with the coupling of one or more of the first antenna, the second antenna, the first RF transceiver, the second RF transceiver, and the baseband chipset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge Fabrega Sanchez, Chul Min Han, Kiran Vanjani
  • Patent number: 9088845
    Abstract: A microphone mount for a music stand is provided. The microphone mount may include a clamping portion. The clamping portion may be used to releasably secure to a music stand shelf. A gooseneck may releasably connect with the microphone mount. The gooseneck may include a microphone clip which releasably secures a microphone. Therefore, a user may sing into a microphone and read music at the same time using the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventor: Kenneth Mariano
  • Patent number: 9075568
    Abstract: Themes or other groups of content or settings can be applied to change various aspects of a computing device. In addition to changing aspects of a user interface, additional display elements, lights, and other components can be updated as well to give the appearance of customizable hardware. For example, display elements on the back and/or sides of a device can be updated with colors, graphics, or animations that enable the device to appear as if it has a new skin or casing. The user can customize, create, and/or share these themes, and the themes can be configured to automatically rotate or change over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy T. Gray
  • Patent number: 9075449
    Abstract: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software. The device provides output in the form of a default output and a number of variants. The output is based largely upon the frequency, i.e., the likelihood that a user intended a particular output, but various features of the device provide additional variants that are not based solely on frequency and rather are provided by various logic structures resident on the device. The device enables editing during text entry and also provides a learning function that allows the disambiguation function to adapt to provide a customized experience for the user. The disambiguation function can be selectively disabled and an alternate keystroke interpretation system provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Vadim Fux, Harry Richmond Major, Jason T. Griffin
  • Patent number: 9071901
    Abstract: A wireless communication system comprises a first wireless communication device for a first team member, and a second wireless communication device for a second team member. The first wireless communication device comprises a microphone and a transmitter for transmitting an oral message via a first wireless communication protocol. The second wireless communication device comprises a main transceiver, a headset, and a support for mounting the main transceiver to the second team member remotely from the headset. The main transceiver receives the oral message from the first wireless communication device via the first communication protocol and retransmits the oral message via a second wireless communication protocol to the headset for generating audio corresponding to the oral message. The second wireless communication protocol operates at a lower power than the first wireless communication protocol, and the first communication protocol operates over a longer range than second wireless communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Bruce Black
  • Patent number: 9070978
    Abstract: Substantially-linear dipole antenna for safety helmets, of the type comprising two conductive branches arranged to be electrically connected, at one of their ends, to respective radio equipment, the two conductive branches being disposed substantially aligned. The two conductive branches have a length essentially equal to ¼ of the expected operative wavelength of the radio equipment. The dipole antenna further comprises at least two conductive arms, each having a length essentially equal to ½ of said operative wavelength, each of which is electrically connected respectively to the free end of both of the two conductive branches, both having a length essentially equal to ¼ of the operative wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: NOLANGROUP S.P.A.
    Inventors: Angelo Boni, Marco Mazzali
  • Patent number: 9052736
    Abstract: Control system intended for the choice and the selection of functions in a vehicle, the system comprising a case, a lever extending along a main axis from a first end, mounted pivoting about a pivot axis to a second end provided with an actuation knob, the lever being able to turn about the main axis, and an elastic return device of the lever into a neutral position comprising an action surface in the form of a truncated cone of revolution, the axis of which is the main axis and, on a pivoting of the lever, the active zone is displaced along a generatrix of the cone moving towards the vertex, the elastic means being more biased than in a neutral position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Julien Kreider, Emilie Collin
  • Publication number: 20150147984
    Abstract: Wireless electronic devices may include a ground plane, a double ring antenna and non-cellular antennas integrated within the double ring antenna. The double ring antenna may comprise first and second metal rings around the perimeter of a ground plane to operate as MIMO cellular antennas. At least one non-cellular antenna, such as a MIMO Wi-Fi antenna, may be integrated between the first and second metals rings on one or more sides of the wireless electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Zhinong Ying, Kun Zhao, Shuai Zhang, Sailing He
  • Patent number: 9041661
    Abstract: A cover configured to overlie a touch screen of an electronic device the cover including an output portion configured to enable content presented on the touch screen to be visible to a user through the cover; and the cover including a plurality of distinct input portions each sharing a physical characteristic that demarcates each of the plurality of distinct input portions as an input portion, wherein each of the plurality of distinct input portions is configured to enable one of a plurality of touch sensitive areas of the touch screen to be actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: James Edward Renwick
  • Patent number: 9041512
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic key in which a waterproof rubber can be prevented from getting damaged at the time of assembling various parts into an upper case. This electronic key includes: upper case (10) and lower case (20) that fit together and seal the interior thereof; inner case (30) covered by upper case (10) and lower case (20) and having, on the lower-surface side thereof, battery (39) that drives an electronic circuit performing communication with the exterior; waterproof rubber (40) covering the upper-surface side of inner case (30); upper-case projection (18) that projects from the inner wall of upper case (10); and waterproof-rubber outer-wall recess (45) that is recessed in the outer wall surface of waterproof rubber (40) and receives upper-case projection (18). A space is provided between upper-case projection (18) and waterproof-rubber outer-wall recess (45).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Nakabayashi, Koichi Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9042949
    Abstract: A mobile wireless communications device may include a portable housing, a circuit board carried by the portable housing, a wireless communications circuit carried by the circuit board, and an audio circuit carried by the circuit board. The mobile wireless communications device may further include an antenna assembly including an antenna carrier frame coupled to the circuit board and defining a cavity therein, and an antenna element carried on the antenna carrier frame and having a plurality of spaced apart signal feed points coupled to the wireless communications circuit. In addition, an audio transducer may be carried within the cavity of the antenna carrier frame and coupled to the audio circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ying Tong Man, Yihong Qi, Joshua Kwan Ho Wong
  • Patent number: 9042846
    Abstract: An improved user interface is provided by a portable radio (100) having a housing (102) having a through-hole (110) formed therethough. The through-hole provides a user interface for accommodating a plurality of interchangeable accessories through the incorporation of electrical interface (114) and alignment features (116) within the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Chul Min Kang, LanTing L. Garra, Craig F Siddoway
  • Patent number: 9042946
    Abstract: An underwater communication device (100) is provided with a voice interface (4), a transceiving unit, a voice quality converting unit and a body (1), etcetera. A bone conduction/throat microphone unit, assembled in the voice interface (4), converts the vocal cord vibrations of a diver to voice signals. The voice quality converting unit converts the voice signals to voice signals based on a clearer voice. A transmitting unit, assembled in the transceiving unit, transmits the converted voice signals to the outside. A receiving unit, assembled in the transceiving unit, receives voice data which is transmitted from the outside. A bone-conduction speaker unit, assembled in the voice interface (4), outputs vibrations corresponding to the voice data received by the receiving unit. Attachment equipment (1, 2, 3) are put on a diver in a state where the bone-conduction speaker unit is in attached to the diver. The receiving unit and the bone-conduction speaker unit are integrally attached to the body (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Yamagata Casio Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Suzuki, Shinsuke Taira
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9037082
    Abstract: A bridged wireless communication system includes a user device that is configured to perform wireless communications natively using a second wireless technology, and a wireless technology bridging system chassis such as, for example, a user device case, coupled to the user device. The wireless technology bridging system chassis houses a first technology wireless controller that is configured to perform wireless communications using a first wireless technology that is different from the second wireless technology, and a second technology wireless controller that is configured to perform wireless communications using the second wireless technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Geoffrey W. Chatterton
  • Patent number: 9037083
    Abstract: A communications device may include a near-field communication (NFC) circuit device, and a radio frequency (RF) signal blocking member adhesively coupled with the NFC device. The RF signal blocking member may be configured to block RF signal communication by the NFC device while coupled therewith. The RF signal blocking member may comprise an electrical conductor. In accordance with an example, the RF signal blocking member may comprise a frangible layer. In another example, a pressure sensitive adhesive layer may be included for adhesively securing the RF signal blocking member with the NFC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: David Ryan Walker, Jason Tyler Griffin, Steven Henry Fyke
  • Patent number: 9031497
    Abstract: A dual-satellite emergency locator beacon and method for programming and updating such emergency locator beacons over the air. The system uses a second commercial satellite as the carrier for the data back to the beacon together with the means of coupling these parts together. The system can be manually updated or can be part of a registration system that gets automatically updated. In a second embodiment a method and apparatus for implementing emergency locator beacon registration is provided. The system provides data concerning the user into a backend service which can be utilized to provide all necessary information needed to register the emergency beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: ACR Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Paul Hoffman, William Cox, Thomas J. Pack
  • Patent number: 9031623
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protective case for cellular phones. By letting the cellular phone be closely fixed by a cellular phone supporting fixture elastically fixed with springs and plate springs attached to a protection cover when holding the cellular phone, in order to be capable of accommodating and fixing a wide range of cellular phones which slightly differ in size, thickness, model and etc. between cellular phone supporting fixture and plate spring, and by pulling out a moving board where the cellular phone is kept upward a fixed board when taking photographs with the cellular phone, users are able to take photographs in the condition in which a camera lens of the cellular phone is exposed outside the cellular phone case. Diverse types and functions of wallet receptacles can be combined on the face outside the main body of the cellular phone case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Chang Seob Yoo
  • Patent number: 9026175
    Abstract: An electronic device that is accessible to a first storage medium that has no communication function and a second storage medium that has a communication function and is detachable to the device, comprising: an input unit configured to input image data; a designation unit configured to designate at least one of the first storage medium and the second storage medium as a storage medium serving as a storage destination of the image data input by the input unit; and a control unit configured to, if the first storage medium is designated as the storage destination of the image data and the second storage medium is not designated, store the image data in the first storage medium and store the image data in the second storage medium as well so as to transmit the image data to an external apparatus by the communication function of the second storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuhisa Kojima
  • Patent number: 9026186
    Abstract: A slide assist system provided between sliding surfaces of a fixed housing and a movable housing provided with a spring, endpiece members swingably attached to the two ends of the spring, two parallel ridges each is provided sticking out at the fixed housing and the movable housing, wherein the spring is expanded or contracted to insert it in a clearance between the two parallel ridges, one of the endpiece members is made to engage with an engagement part of the fixed housing side ridge, the other is made to engage with an engagement part of the movable housing side ridge, and, in the state where the fixed housing and the movable housing are superposed and the state where they are slid, the engagement part of the fixed housing side ridge and the engagement part of the movable housing side ridge which engage with the same endpiece member are switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yutaka Nakamura, Hiroshi Takizawa
  • Patent number: 9020570
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a lower housing and an upper housing slidable relative to the lower housing between closed and open positions. The upper housing includes an auxiliary input device and a display. A primary flex connector electrically connects the lower and upper housings. At least one secondary flex connector may electrically connect the primary flex connector to the auxiliary input device or the display. The upper housing may include a cover plate that is removable to allow access to at least a portion of the flex connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Aaron Robert Allen, Felipe Alonso Varela, Rohit Krishna Koppal, Shawn Glenfield Bernard