Mobile Or Portable Patents (Class 455/95)
  • Patent number: 10212573
    Abstract: A method may include detecting a synchronization signal from a base station. The method may further include determining a synchronization detection probability based on the detection of the synchronization signal. The method may further include estimating a coverage deficit range based on the synchronization detection probability. The method may further include transmitting coverage deficit signaling configured to indicate the coverage deficit range estimated based on the synchronization detection probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Dorin G. Viorel, Akira Ito, Chenxi Zhu
  • Patent number: 9443526
    Abstract: A comfort noise controller (50) for generating CN (Comfort Noise) control parameters isdescribed. A buffer (200) of a predetermined size is configured to store CN parameters for SID (Silence Insertion Descriptor) frames and active hangover frames. A subset selector (50A) is configured to determine a CN parameter subset relevant for SID frames based on the age of the stored CN parameters and on residual energies. A comfort noise control parameter extractor (50B) is configured to use the determined CN parameter subset to determine the CN control parameters for a first SID frame following an active signal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Tomas Jansson Toftgård
  • Patent number: 9203670
    Abstract: A transmitting/receiving apparatus and method for separating multiple broadcast signals in a terrestrial cloud broadcast service are provided. A method of transmitting a terrestrial cloud broadcast signal by a terrestrial cloud broadcast signal transmitting apparatus may include generating the terrestrial cloud broadcast signal based on a frame structure for terrestrial cloud broadcast, the frame structure including a plurality of sub-frames, wherein a first sub-frame of the sub-frames includes two or more preamble symbols and transmitting the generated terrestrial cloud broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sung Ik Park, Heung Mook Kim, Nam Ho Hur, Jeong Chang Kim
  • Patent number: 9042824
    Abstract: A vehicle computer system comprising a transceiver in a vehicle configured to wirelessly connect with a nomadic device, wherein the nomadic device is capable of running a contextual application which operates at least in part based on vehicle environment data. The vehicle computer system further comprises one or more vehicle modules configured to receive environment data and capable of causing the transceiver to provide the vehicle environment data to the nomadic device for processing by the contextual application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Krishnaswamy Venkatesh Prasad, Christopher Peplin
  • Patent number: 9037098
    Abstract: A light weight transmission device providing an identification signal is disclosed. In one aspect, the device comprises a gating device for controlling the transfer of information to the transmitter, a data retaining device, in communication with the gating device, receiving and storing the information for a known period of time, and a controller, in communication with the gating device, providing a signal to the gating device to enable transfer of the retained information to the transmitter at a known time and for a known period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: BINJ Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Nadler, Joseph S. Noonan, James Patrick Noonan, Jr., Jules Insler
  • Patent number: 9026174
    Abstract: In a scanner system comprising a portable terminal and a scanner device, the scanner device has a mounting portion on which the portable terminal is mounted and electrically connected to the scanner device. The scanner device acquires identification information of the portable terminal when the scanner device detects mounting of the portable terminal on the mounting portion, and transmits a connection request to the portable terminal having the identification information. The portable terminal activates an application for establishing communication with the scanner device in response to the connection request from the scanner device when the mounting of the portable terminal on the mounting portion is detected. Thus, the communication between the portable terminal and the scanner device can be established without operation of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: PFU Limited
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Yashiki, Yuki Matsuda, Kayo Iimuro
  • Publication number: 20150111509
    Abstract: A method of generating a gain combination of a pre-amplifier of a transmitter in a mobile communication system includes extracting respective pieces of gain combination information about pre-amplifiers of a plurality of sample transmitters among transmitters of the same group, arranging the respective pieces of gain combination information in order and measuring a difference between first output values with respect to adjacent pieces of gain combination information among the arranged pieces of gain combination information, deleting gain combination information that does not conform to linearity of the first output values and rearranging the respective pieces of gain combination information, measuring a difference between second output values with respect to adjacent pieces of gain combination information among the rearranged pieces of gain combination information, extracting second output value compensation parameters with respect to the respective pieces of gain combination information, and extracting common
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Ei Ho LEE, Inho SONG
  • Patent number: 9008804
    Abstract: A portable communicator for operating a field device. The portable communicator is configured to communicate with the field device to configure and/or analyze performance of a field device in an efficient manner. In some embodiments, the portable communicator includes an intuitive user interface that allows the user to perform a relatively limited set of preconfigured procedures on a field device. The portable communicator may communicate with the field device via a wire and/or wirelessly. In one embodiment, the portable communicator is a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, a PDA, a pocket PC, or any Bluetooth-enabled generic mobile communication device. The portable communicator may communicate with the field device via a wireless communication unit (e.g., Bluetooth modem) coupled to the field device. In a process plant environment, in which the field device is coupled to a controller, the portable communicator may communicate with the field device without communicating with the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Junk, Bruce F. Grumstrup
  • Patent number: 9008725
    Abstract: A wireless or handheld device or phone is equipped with corner sensors which control functioning of the device. The corner sensors are configured based how a user holds the handheld device while utilizing the corner sensors. The corner sensors may also be configured based on a spatial orientation of the handheld device. The corner sensors may be configured based on which hand or hands control the corner sensors, the dexterity of the fingers controlling the sensors and/or the spatial orientation of the device. The corner sensors may include a touch sensor, a trackpad and/or a pressure sensor and may detect various single sensor inputs or simultaneous gestures. The device may sense when it is held in a hand and may disable the corner sensors when it is not held.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: David M. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20150065070
    Abstract: RF communications circuitry, which includes a first tunable RF filter and an RF power amplifier (PA), is disclosed. The first tunable RF filter includes a pair of weakly coupled resonators, and receives and filters a first upstream RF signal to provide a first filtered RF signal. The RF PA is coupled to the first tunable RF filter, and receives and amplifies an RF input signal to provide an RF output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: George Maxim, Dirk Robert Walter Leipold, Baker Scott
  • Publication number: 20150017931
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling envelope tracking in a transmitter with closed loop power control, including up-converting and pre-amplifying a baseband signal to a pre-amplified RF signal, amplifying the pre-amplified RF signal, converting the envelope of the baseband signal into a shaped envelope signal, adjusting the gain of the pre-amplified RF signal, and adjusting the shape of the envelope signal in response to changes in the gain of the pre-amplified RF signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen Arnold DEVISON, Christopher Eugene SNYDER
  • Patent number: 8929475
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for uplink MIMO transmissions in a wireless communication system. In some particular aspects, an E-TFC selection process for selecting a transport format combination for an uplink MIMO transmission may take certain steps in the case that a UE is power- or buffer-limited. For example, in a rank 2 transmission, non-scheduled data is allocated only to the primary stream. If the allocated non-scheduled data is less than the determined primary stream transport block size, scheduled data is allocated to the primary stream in an amount not to exceed the determined primary stream TBS. Finally, scheduled data is allocated to the secondary stream in an amount not to exceed the determined secondary stream TBS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony J. Akkarakaran, Arjun Bharadwaj, Sharad Deepak Sambhwani, Ravi Agarwal
  • Patent number: 8910053
    Abstract: Provided are a mobile terminal, an electronic system, and a method of transmitting and receiving data using the same for effectively transmitting and receiving data between the mobile terminal and external electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Seongjun Arn
  • Publication number: 20140357190
    Abstract: The invention concerns a Near Field Communication method comprising a step (1) of generating, by an antenna of a transmitter, a magnetic field (H), a step (2) of receiving, by an antenna of a tag, power from said generated magnetic field (H), then causing a drop in said generated magnetic field (H), wherein said method further comprises a step (3) of estimating said drop by sensing a voltage swing across said transmitter antenna.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: ST- Ericsson SA
    Inventors: Yoann Bouvet, Kanan Saurabh
  • Publication number: 20140329478
    Abstract: A pressure resistant, impact resistant, and corrosion resistant electromagnetic transmitter for pipeline uses and other applications. During use, the ferromagnetic core, the electromagnetic windings, and the other electromagnetic transmission components of the transmitter are entirely contained and sealed within a rugged outer housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Control Devices, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8872972
    Abstract: A router module is arranged in a housing of a smart television. The router module is externally connected to a modem for surfing the Internet. The router module is electrically connected to a micro processing unit of the smart television. Therefore, the smart television is connected to the Internet through the router module. A wireless transmission chip of the router module is configured to process Internet signals. An antenna module is configured to wirelessly transmit the Internet signals, so that wireless network is shared to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Nai-Chien Chang
  • Patent number: 8861789
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a light source, which includes at least one luminescence diode and emits light during operation. The portable electronic device also includes a device for detecting an object in the beam path of the light emitted by the light source during operation. The device is designed to reduce the luminous flux of the light emitted by the light source during operation if the object is identified for a minimum duration within a minimum distance from the light source in the beam path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Brandl, Roland Fischl
  • Patent number: 8836490
    Abstract: A system for golf course vehicle management can include a tag device having a transceiver and a vehicle management process. The vehicle management process includes an application service for receiving the location of the tag device from the transceiver, at least one geographical zone, and a tracking module for comparing the location to the zone and generating an alert when the location is within the zone. Also included in the process is a control module for recognizing the alert. The control module can initiate an action, such as performance of a vehicle control action by a vehicle controller device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: DSG TAG Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Silzer, Sr., Clint Singer, Ariel Kurland, Kirk Bratvold, Alex Doaga
  • Patent number: 8825111
    Abstract: The invention relates to a portable communication equipment comprising a handset with means for transmitting and receiving radiofrequency mobile telephony signals via a cellular radiocommunication network; means for receiving radiofrequency television signals; means for displaying data corresponding to received television signals and acoustic means for reproducing sounds associated to received television signal. According to the invention, said means for receiving radiofrequency television signals comprise a tuner and demodulator located in an accessory separated from said handset and intended to be worn by a user of the handset, said accessory comprising an external metallic area intended to be in direct contact with the skin of said user and electrically linked to an input of said demodulator, and in that said equipment also comprises a transmitting link for transmitting to said handset data corresponding to received radiofrequency television signals downstream from said demodulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: DRNC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Xavier Fourquin, Philippe Boutier, Minh Le, Carole Fagnoni
  • Patent number: 8779923
    Abstract: A vehicle having a battery package as a power source includes a memory device for storing authentication information of battery modules in the battery package. A battery controller in the vehicle has an authentication unit. The authentication unit determines whether the battery module is a genuine product or not. When the battery module is not a genuine product, a control unit controls a communication unit to send information indicative that the battery module is not a genuine product. The information sent from the communication unit is recorded in a server of a public organization, such as an administrative organization or the like. The information recorded in the server of the administrative organization is utilized by the administrative organization or by a vehicle manufacturer, for an action that advises the user to use the genuine battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Kazuya Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8749355
    Abstract: An RFID reader control system and method is provided. A protocol for controlling an RFID reader and an RFID reader control unit of a mobile phone is defined. Messages, information, commands, responses, and notification are constructed and transmitted between the RFID reader and the RFID reader control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Hyup Ryoo, Jin Tae Kim, Sang Cheol Min, Hee Seung Kim, Jae Joon Park, Dong Hyun Lee, Yong Sam Kim
  • Patent number: 8738222
    Abstract: A method for controlling a multimedia system on an automobile that includes at least one module for executing a multimedia function, having at least one operation state controlled by an action of the user on an interface. The multimedia system includes a prestart state in which at least one prescribed task of the module that does not require any action by the user is initiated, a detection mechanism monitors the occurrence of a vehicle opening or unlocking event, the module is temporarily set in the prestart state following the detection of the event, the module being capable, when in the prestart state, of being switched to the operation state when the user acts on the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Renault S.A.S.
    Inventors: Herve Conan, Remi Rimlinger
  • Patent number: 8643625
    Abstract: Technologies described herein generally relate to communications between electronic systems. Each electronic system includes a touch-panel device that may be positioned in proximity to one another such that the near field emissions of the touch-panel devices interact with one another. The touch-panel devices can be adapted to sense one another based on these near field emissions. Once detected, the touch-panel devices can be configured to establish a communication channel to communicate information between one another via modulated near field emissions. Such exchanged information may include identification information, network addresses, security keys, and so forth. The exchanged information may be used for discovery or pairing between the touch-panel devices. The technology presented herein can support an intuitive user experience and improved security over traditional wireless pairing approaches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Ezekiel Kruglick
  • Patent number: 8645526
    Abstract: An information processing provided with a wireless communication unit adapted to communicate with a wireless network formed by a control apparatus, comprises: a first sending unit adapted to send a probe signal including identification data of the network via the wireless communication unit; a receiving unit adapted to receive a response signal to the probe signal from another information processing apparatus associated with the control apparatus via the wireless communication unit; and a determination unit adapted to determine an information processing apparatus capable of direct link communication, based on the response signal received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masashi Hamada
  • Patent number: 8627204
    Abstract: Web page optimization systems and methods are disclosed herein. In one implementation, a number of master pages and page layouts used to generate the web pages are defined. A number of channels are then defined to be associated with certain ones of the master pages and the page layouts. User device generating the request, a browser used to generate the request, and other suitable components of a user agent string in a web page request is then identified. A web page is rendered in response to the identified components of the user agent string using the master page and the page layout associated with a channel identified by such components of the web page request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mihai Octavian Coman, John Ronald Berkeley, Ethan Gur-esh, Oguz Mut, Adri Verlaan, Yuan Gao, Rahul Ramesh Deshpande
  • Patent number: 8562432
    Abstract: Provided is a device and method for controlling game motions in a mobile terminal, having an audio processing unit for converting an input sound into a digital sound, a noise level measurement unit for measuring the noise level of the digital sound, and a controller for calculating a motion control level on the motions object corresponding to the measured noise level, and controlling the corresponding motion of the motions object based on the calculated motion control level. Accordingly, the motion control for the motions object of a game can be differentially controlled according to the level of the sound noise such as wind or sound outputted through the mouth of a user without manipulating the key button with fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yu Jin Kim, Eun Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 8537858
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically swapping master and slave physical layer devices (PHYs) in energy efficient Ethernet (EEE). A physical layer communication mechanism can be used to dynamically reassign the master/slave assignments to facilitate the asymmetric application of EEE to a link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Wael William Diab, Scott Powell
  • Patent number: 8531155
    Abstract: The electronic apparatus includes a portable electronic device and a charger for capacitively charging the portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is temporarily placed adjacent the charger. The portable electronic device includes a device data communication unit and an associated battery, and a pair of device capacitive electrodes, defining a device conductive footprint, to receive a charging signal to charge the battery. The charger includes a base having an area larger than the device conductive footprint and able to receive the portable electronic device thereon in a plurality of different positions, and an array of charger capacitive electrodes carried by the base. A charger controller selectively drives only the charger capacitive electrodes within the device conductive footprint with a charging signal to capacitively charge the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventor: Alexander Bersenev
  • Patent number: 8526879
    Abstract: A communications device for wireless communication with another device, the communications device having a) a first part having a first housing and a first induction coil for providing an inductive coupling to the other device, and b) a second part having a second induction coil adapted to be inductively coupled to said first induction coil and to said other device when mounted on or near said first housing. Provided is a relatively simple mechanical interface for an inductively coupled link between a communications device and another device. The second part is adapted to be detachably attachable to the first housing. An advantage is that no connector is needed whereby a simpler and more reliable device is provided. The consequences of wear of the connector leading to increased contact resistance and/or failure of the electrical connection is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Niels Kristian Kristiansen, Sune Pelle Borregaard, Torkil Filholm
  • Patent number: 8478482
    Abstract: Embodiments of position detection devices for vehicles and methods of position detection are provided. One embodiment of a detection device comprises a wireless device inside a vehicle, a mobile communication device paired to the wireless device, such that the wireless device automatically activates when it senses the mobile communication device within an operable range of the wireless device, a position sensing system configured to generate an output indicative of the mobile communication device's presence within the vehicle and a controller responsive to the output and configured to deactivate the wireless device when the output indicates that the mobile communication device's presence is not within the vehicle but is still within the operable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian K. Tan
  • Patent number: 8473152
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for utilizing a communication channel of a mobile device by a vehicular assembly. In operation, a vehicular assembly communicates with a mobile device having a wireless communication channel. Additionally, at least one vehicular assembly function is performed utilizing the wireless communication channel of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Boadin Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin J Zilka
  • Patent number: 8467741
    Abstract: This invention discloses a mobile tower system in which a telescoping tower may be with a plurality of tower structures may be extended to a height much greater than its contracted length. The tower may be transported horizontal, rotated to a vertical position and then the individual tower structures extended and secured via spring pins relative to the adjacent tower structure, the erection of the tower sections may be with external equipment such as a boom truck, or utilizing an internal hydraulic cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: Jerry Newman
  • Patent number: 8457571
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling Transmit (Tx) power when a portable terminal performs human body communication with a counterpart portable device are provided. The apparatus includes a voltage manager for determining whether the Tx power needs to be changed based on an output voltage that is based on a current that varies according to a distance between an electrode of a portable terminal and an electrode of a counterpart portable terminal, and changes the Tx power according to a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-Tae Kim, Seong-Jun Song
  • Patent number: 8436716
    Abstract: A method of upgrading an operation program in an interrogator of a radio frequency identification (RFID) system including the interrogator and a transponder is provided. The method includes transmitting, from the interrogator to the transponder, a first message requesting an operation program upgrade based on information exchanged between the interrogator and the transponder; receiving, at the interrogator from the transponder, a second message that includes a new-version operation program in response to the first message; and installing, at the interrogator, the new-version operation program to upgrade the operation program in the interrogator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji hun Koo, Kyung duck Seo, Young hoon Min
  • Patent number: 8432273
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing device recovery assistance may include at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code may be configured, with the processor, to cause the apparatus to perform at least causing a device to be registered with a service, receiving a verification procedure from a platform associated with the service, the verification procedure defining device recovery parameters associated with maintenance of a loss status indicator indicating a loss status of the device, causing a device identifier associated with the device to be stored in a permanent storage medium of the device, and enabling device location reporting based on the received verification procedure in response to a determination that the device is classified as lost or stolen. A corresponding method and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Zoltan Ordogh
  • Patent number: 8406709
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes transmission circuitry and a frequency conversion unit. The transmission circuitry is configured to down-convert an input Intermediate Frequency (IF) signal using a transmit (TX) Local Oscillator (LO) signal so as to produce a TX baseband signal, to up-convert the TX baseband signal to produce an output Radio Frequency (RF) signal, and to send the output RF signal to an antenna. The frequency correction unit is configured to estimate a frequency of the TX baseband signal or of the input IF signal, and to adjust the TX LO signal based on the estimated frequency so as to cause the transmission circuitry to down-convert the input IF signal to a predefined target frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Provigent Ltd.
    Inventors: Igal (Yehuda) Kushnir, Jonathan Friedmann, Ronen Shaked, Tzahi Oren
  • Patent number: 8385295
    Abstract: Conventionally, if the number of transmission antennas is greater than that of reception antennas, different signals simultaneously transmitted from the transmission antennas cannot be separated from one another at the receiving end, resulting in a significant degradation of received-signal quality. A transmitter and a receiver each have a plurality of antennas. The transmitter transmits a pilot signal. The receiver receives the pilot signal, calculates transmission-related information corresponding to the pilot signal, selects, based on this calculated information, a transmission signal to be used by the transmitter, and notifies the transmitter of the selected signal. The transmitter selects, from the informed transmission signal, transmission antennas and uses the selected antennas to transmit information signals, so that a signal separation can be easily performed at the receiving end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Hara, Akinori Taira, Tomoaki Otsuki, Kenji Suto
  • Publication number: 20130045697
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method, a control apparatus and a wireless terminal for reducing radiation harm of a wireless terminal, belonging to the field of wireless radiation protection. The method comprises: a control apparatus detects whether there is an object approaching an antenna of a wireless terminal; and the control apparatus adjusts an output power of a transmitter of the wireless terminal connected with the antenna to an output protection power so as to reduce an SAR value of the antenna to a set value, when it is detected that there is an object approaching the antenna. The method can reduce radiation of the wireless terminal to human bodies, and is applicable to wireless communication terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wei Cheng
  • Patent number: 8380130
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to systems and methods that facilitate wireless device communications and configuration. A detection component identifies N devices that are coupled together via a biological medium, N being an integer, wherein the medium includes direct or indirect touching to a device or devices. After biological contact, a configuration component initiates a configuration between a subset of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew C. Glass, Christopher M. Dreher, Ellick H. Sung, Randall E. Aull, Doron J. Holan, Craig S. Ranta
  • Patent number: 8379914
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for capturing and processing images of remittance coupons using a mobile device and obtaining data from the captured image which is used to set up or carry out payment of a bill that corresponds to the remittance coupon. Optimization and enhancement of image capture and image processing are provided on the mobile device to improve the initial quality of the captured image and provide a user with real time feedback. The image is then sent from the mobile device to a remote server, where additional image processing is performed to improve the quality of the image and then extract data from the image that is relevant to paying the bill. The extracted data may be verified through comparisons with databases which store information on billers, bill formats and other relevant content that will appear on the bill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Mitek Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Grigori Nepomniachtchi, Josh Roach
  • Patent number: 8365099
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mobile terminal and which includes displaying a first screen image on a touch screen of the mobile terminal as an idle background screen, receiving a touch and drag input operation being performed on the touch screen including the displayed first screen image, and displaying a second screen image corresponding to a direction of the touch and drag input operation, said second screen image corresponding to a new idle background screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Jun Cho, Min Joo Kim, Jeong Hyuk Yoon, Yoon Hwan Kang, Sang Hyun Lee, Min Soo Park, Hyo Jin Suh, Hye Youn Cho, Hye Eun Shin, Se Il Hwang
  • Patent number: 8364706
    Abstract: A system and a method of retrieving information is described. In a system according to the invention, software modules may be used to provide the user with information that is most likely to be the information desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: ZI Corporation of Canada, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd Garrett Simpson
  • Publication number: 20120295560
    Abstract: A system, methods, and apparatus for sonic signaling communication are disclosed. In an example embodiment, a broadcast device transmits a sonic signal including an audible signal component including primary information and an inaudible signal component including secondary information. The primary information is audibly transmitted from the broadcast device for reception by a user. The inaudible signal component is received by a user device configured to take an action responsive to the receipt of the secondary information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Sparcq, Inc.
    Inventor: Mohammed Umair Mufti
  • Patent number: 8306485
    Abstract: A radiocommunications terminal includes a send circuit and a receive circuit connected to a send/receive antenna of the terminal and respectively defining, when in operation, a send mode and a receive mode. The terminal also includes a circuit in a common part of the connection of the send and receive circuits to the antenna for matching the send and receive circuits to the antenna. A device for controlling and monitoring the power of signals sent/received by the terminal decenters the impedance matching of the antenna of the terminal only when the device is in send mode. Applications include reducing the energy impinging on the user of a mobile radio communications terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventors: Franck Greverie, Jacques Muller
  • Patent number: 8264341
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a broadcast signal retransmission system and method using illuminating visible-light communication. The broadcast signal retransmission system comprises one or more light-emitting diode (LED) lighting fixtures, one or more smart communicators, and a home server. The home server receives and demodulates a multi-channel broadcast signal and, in reply to a signal request message from a smart communicator, transmits a demodulated broadcast channel signal through a power line to an LED lighting fixture indicated by the signal request message. The LED lighting fixture converts the broadcast channel signal into a light signal. The smart communicator receives the light signal from the LED lighting fixture and decodes the light signal into a broadcast signal. As a result, the user can selectively receive a broadcast signal of a desired channel using a smart communicator via a nearby LED lighting fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee Won Jung, Jong Hee Kim
  • Publication number: 20120220245
    Abstract: A high-frequency switching assembly having a first switching state and a second switching state includes a transmitter and a switch assembly. The transmitter includes a primary side and a secondary side having a first secondary side terminal and a second secondary side terminal and is configured to transmit an HF input signal applied to its primary side to its secondary side by means of inductive coupling. The switch assembly is configured to apply, in one state, a first reference potential to the first secondary side terminal. Further, the switch assembly is implemented to apply, in another state, a second reference potential to the second secondary side terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Applicant: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventors: Timo Gossmann, Jose Moreira
  • Publication number: 20120208476
    Abstract: A high frequency power amplifier maintains an excellent linearity regardless of a fluctuation of a load impedance and is downsized. The high frequency power amplifier detects an AC voltage amplitude at an output terminal of a final amplification stage transistor, and suppresses an input signal amplitude of a power amplifier when the voltage amplitude exceeds a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Tomonori Tanoue, Hidetoshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8244307
    Abstract: A communications system for a motor vehicle in which the hands-free device for a mobile phone is integrated into an audio or information system of the motor vehicle such as a car radio. The voice and/or data transmission between the mobile phone and the hands-free device takes place over an additional short-range radio link. A transceiver for this short-range radio link is contained both in the car radio and in the mobile phone. The need to install additional connection interfaces is thus eliminated. In addition, the need to couple the mobile phone to the hands-free device using a cable is eliminated. This has the advantage that the mobile phone can remain, for example, in the driver's pocket. The coupling between the mobile phone and car radio occurs automatically if the mobile phone moves into the range of the short-range radio link of the car radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Tilgner, Frank Dietrich
  • Patent number: 8238893
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating interoperation between a portable media device having an RF tuner and an accessory device. In certain embodiments, the portable media device and the accessory can exchange various commands pertaining to the capabilities, state, and/or operation of the tuner. For example, in one set of embodiments the accessory can send one or more commands requesting information about the capabilities of the tuner, and the portable media device can provide the requested capability information. In another set of embodiments, the accessory can send one or more commands requesting execution of a particular action with respect to the tuner, and the portable media device can perform the requested action. In this manner, certain embodiments of the present invention enable a user to control the tuner functionality of the portable media device via the accessory, rather than, e.g., via an input interface located directly on the portable media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Bolton, Jason J. Yew
  • Patent number: 8229077
    Abstract: Telephone test sets include a telephone test set housing and at least one lead that extends away from the telephone test set housing. The lead is configured to be coupled to a telephone line. A light source, a data port and/or a display are integrated with the telephone test set housing. The light source is configured to project light away from the telephone test set to illuminate an area adjacent the telephone test set. The data port is configured to receive a data jack operatively associated with a communications device. The display is configured to display identification information associated with the telephone line. Related methods and systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Blake R. Urban, Jorge Cobas