| Patent Application Title
||Patent App Num.
|Single and multi node, semi-disposable wearable medical electronic patches for bio-signal monitoring and robust feature extraction|| 20130116520 || 20130509 |
| A wireless modular, multi-modal, multi-node patch platform is described. The platform preferably comprises low-cost semi-disposable patch design aiming at unobtrusive ambulatory monitoring of multiple physiological parameters. Owing to its modular design it can be interfaced with various low-power RF communication and data storage technologies, while the data fusion of multi-modal and multi-node features facilitates measurement of several bio-signals from multiple on-body locations for robust feature extraction. Exemplary results of the patch platform are presented which illustrate the capability to extract respiration rate from three different independent metrics, which combined together can give a more robust estimate of the actual respiratory rate.
|Configuration of a metrologically sealed device via a passive rf interface|| 20130117471 || 20130509 |
| Systems and methods that allow for the configuration or reconfiguration of an electronic metrologic device without having to handle the device or open the device packaging. Configuration/reconfiguration is accomplished by way of passive RF communication between a RF read/write device and a RF-enabled memory device installed to the metrologic device. Processing of configuration changes is handled in accordance with legal-for-trade requirements.
|On pcb dielectric waveguide|| 20130104387 || 20130502 |
| A method which relates to fabricating a dielectric waveguide (WG) on a PCB for RF communication between ICs on the PCB. The WG can replace a baseband copper bus and resulting in the PCB being smaller and/or cheaper. The WG may be printed, stamped, cut or prefabricated onto the PCB.
|Radio frequency-communication device and method for operating the same|| 20130109312 || 20130502 |
| A radio frequency communication device has data transmission means and data receiving means. The data transmission means comprise load modulating means being adapted to receive a radio frequency carrier signal emitted by another RF communication device and to modulate the RF carrier signal by means of load modulation in accordance with data to be sent. The data receiving means comprise a RF frequency carrier signal generator being adapted to emit a radio frequency carrier signal and load demodulating means being connected to an emission path of the radio frequency carrier signal and demodulating the radio frequency carrier signal when it has been load modulated by another RF communication device.
|Relay apparatus, relay method, and 3d image system|| 20130100113 || 20130425 |
| A relay apparatus is provided. The relay apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive an IR signal from a 3D display apparatus, a control unit configured to detect control information for driving 3D glasses included in the IR signal and generating a transmission packet according to an RF communication protocol based on the detected control information, and a communication unit configured to transmit the transmission packet to the 3D glasses.
|System for identifying an electric vehicle connected to electric vehicle service equipment|| 20130015815 || 20130117 |
| A system for identifying an electric vehicle connected to electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) and which involves RF communication exploits the OBDM of the electric vehicle as well as the auto-CAM system. Power is applied from the EVSE to supply electric power and the flow of current to the battery charger is detected. The VIN and a power-on signal is then transmitted by RF to the EVSE transceiver. Power is removed from the EVSE to the electric vehicle. A VIN and a power-off signal is transmitted to the EVSE and processed to confirm the identity of the connected electric vehicle. Power is then re-applied to the EVSE to charge the battery power supply.
|Active retrodirective antenna array with a virtual beacon|| 20130002472 || 20130103 |
| An active retrodirective antenna array is provisioned with a virtual beacon for use with uncooperative targets. An RF pilot signal is imposed onto an optical carrier beam and directed at a target. The scattered optical carrier beam is optically detected by a plurality of the retrodirective array nodes to extract the RF pilot signal. Each recovered RF pilot-signal is phase-conjugated with a phase reference signal, amplified and retransmitted towards the target where the RF beams add-in phase at the virtual beacon. The array may be used to complete an RF communication link with the target, to transfer microwave power from orbiting solar power stations to a target or as a directed energy weapon to prosecute the target.
|Sim information based sim validation|| 20120315875 || 20121213 |
| The present invention relates to a method for operating a RF communication device, a RF communication device (400), a method for operating an authentication server of a network entity and to corresponding computer programs. All aspects of the present invention take into account that a continuous operation of a RF communication device, in particular of a metering application, needs to be ensured, even if the function of a component SIM or initial SIM (410) has to be replaced or supplemented by an external new SIM (420). It is suggested to ascertain the validity of the external SIM by using information stored in the component/initial SIM. The validity of the external SIM can be ascertaining either solely on the side of the RF communication device or by...|
|System and method for enhanced rfid instrument security|| 20120300933 || 20121129 |
| A system and method for using an RFID read/write device to secure an RFID operable instrument or an RF communication is provided. The invention includes security databases in communication with a processor for storing and communicating security protocols to the RFID read/write device. The invention includes a method for restricting the unauthorized use of an RFID read/write device. The invention includes a subscription service for communicating user credentials to a certificate authority to obtain a counter security protocol. The invention also includes decrypting information stored on an RF operable device or transmitted via radio-frequency using counter security protocols.
|Calibration apparatus and system of portable terminal|| 20120295663 || 20121122 |
| A calibration apparatus of a portable terminal capable of performing calibration without disassembling a case of the portable terminal without a cable insertion hole in the case, and a system thereof are provided. The calibration system includes a calibration jig, including a cable coupler in which a Radio Frequency (RF) cable is inserted, for insertion in a user identification card slot unit of the portable terminal which connects a wireless path between an RF communication unit of the portable terminal and the calibration jig, and blocks a second wireless path between the RF communication unit and an antenna, a measuring device for connecting with the calibration jig through the RF cable, and for exchanging a wireless signal with the RF communication unit through the first wireless...|
|Micro-power systems|| 20120255349 || 20121011 |
| A micro-power system and a tire pressure monitoring system that includes an energy harvesting module and a computing device are disclosed. In one aspect, the energy harvesting module comprises an energy harvesting unit having a combined vibration energy/RF energy harvester. A single sensing element is used for both vibration energy harvest and for RF communication including RF energy harvesting. Energy harvested is transmitted to power management module which powers components of the energy harvesting module. Data relating to sensor output from the single sensing element is transmitted to a microcontroller and transmitted to a microprocessor unit on the computing device.
|Method for operating portable terminal to reduce power during support of communication service and portable terminal supporting the same|| 20120258699 || 20121011 |
| A method for operating a portable terminal so as to reduce power consumption during the support of a communication service and a portable terminal supporting the same is provided. The method includes activating a Radio Frequency (RF) communication unit, downloading a part of data of predetermined contents through the RF communication unit, buffering the downloaded part of the data in a buffer so as to output the buffered downloaded part of the data, and executing an idle time for terminating or reducing a power supply of the RF communication unit when the downloading of the part of the data of the predetermined contents is completed.
|Power efficient wireless rf communication between a base station and a medical device|| 20120258756 || 20121011 |
| Specific embodiments of the present invention are for use by a base station (BS) that enables power efficient wireless radio frequency (RF) communication between the BS and a medical device (MD), which may or may not be an implantable medical device (IMD). In an embodiment, once a communication session is established between the BS and the MD, the BS selectively turns a drop link mode on and off. The drop link mode is a communication mode that while turned on (i.e., enabled) reduces and preferably minimizes the length of time that an RF link is maintained between the BS and the MD. In accordance with an embodiment, at any given time during a communication session the drop link mode is either turned on (i.e., enabled) or...|
|Radio frequency communication module|| 20120250267 || 20121004 |
| Disclosed herein is a radio frequency (RF) communication module. The RF communication module includes: a main substrate having a plurality of electronic components mounted on an upper surface thereof and having at least one ground pad formed at corners thereof; an insulating material encapsulating the electronic components mounted on the upper surface of the main substrate and having a metal layer formed on an upper surface thereof; and a side shielding layer formed on a side of the insulating material.
|Headset charge via short-range rf communication|| 20120242294 || 20120927 |
| Embodiments of the present invention enable energy transfer via short-range RF communication between a main device and an associated device, thereby allowing the main device to energy charge the associated device. Accordingly, the need for a separate charger for the associated device can be eliminated. Embodiments of the present invention are suitable for applications in which the main device and the associated device operate in close proximity to each other. Further, embodiments of the present invention are suitable for applications in which the associated device is more energy-constrained than the main device. According to embodiments, energy transfer applications can be supported using near field communication (NFC). In an embodiment, energy transfer via NFC is enabled between a Bluetooth enabled cellular phone and a Bluetooth headset. In...|
|Automatic gps tracking system with passive or active battery circuitry|| 20120235860 || 20120920 |
| An automatic GPS tracking system consists of a GPS tracking unit secured to a person or an asset that includes a GPS receiver and a first battery powering a processor and first RF transceiver. A home base station receives the RF signal within a pre-selected proximity. A monitoring station which is in communication with the GPS tracking unit such that, if a person or asset having the tracking system secured thereon moves beyond the pre-selected proximity from a home base unit, the first transceiver RF communication signals is lost, and the processor activates an alerting device to indicate the GPS tracking unit is beyond the limited range of the home base station unit. When a second confirmation signal is not received from the home base station...|
|Methods for low power communication in an implantable medical device|| 20120229299 || 20120913 |
| The present invention is directed to an implantable medical device and a method for power management for power efficient use of RF telemetry during, for example, conditions where long periods of continuous monitoring of the device and the patient is desired such as during MRI procedures. A protocol module adapted to, at receipt of a low power protocol indication, activate and use a low power protocol for communication between the device and external units. The protocol module is capable of switching between different communication protocols including a low power communication protocol and a default RF communication protocol depending on, for example, whether continuous long-term monitoring of the patient is performed. During the low power communication protocol, the protocol module is adapted to select parts of stored...|
|Signal comparison-based location determining method|| 20120202521 || 20120809 |
| At least one portable RF communications device in conjunction with at least two fixed-location service-area antenna stations respectively capable of RF communication with the at least one device performs the steps of: (I) using a portable device at a selected location to measure RF communications signals from the plurality of local fixed-location service-area antenna stations and electronically storing at least two of the respective reception signal strength measurements; and (II) monitoring a portable device location by causing the device to measure reception signal strength associated with local fixed-location service-area antenna stations signals, and to electronically compare these measurements with the stored at least two measurements.
|Ultrananocrystalline diamond films with optimized dielectric properties for advanced rf mems capacitive switches|| 20120193684 || 20120802 |
| An efficient deposition process is provided for fabricating reliable RF MEMS capacitive switches with multilayer ultrananocrystalline (UNCD) films for more rapid recovery, charging and discharging that is effective for more than a billion cycles of operation. Significantly, the deposition process is compatible for integration with CMOS electronics and thereby can provide monolithically integrated RF MEMS capacitive switches for use with CMOS electronic devices, such as for insertion into phase array antennas for radars and other RF communication systems.
|Method and system for cellular network services and an intelligent integrated broadcast television downlink having intelligent service control with feedback|| 20120190355 || 20120726 |
| In an RF communication system, aspects for cellular network and intelligent integrated broadcast television downlink with intelligent service control with feedback may comprise generating a request in a mobile terminal for media to be delivered to the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal may transmit the request via a cellular service. The mobile terminal may receive the requested media having a specified quality of service via a single integrated cellular and VHF/UHF baseband processing integrated circuit. The received requested media may be received from a cellular broadcast service, the cellular service and/or a VHF/UHF broadcast service. The mobile terminal may negotiate for an acceptable quality of service with a service provider that controls delivery of the media. The media may be delivered via at least one of...|
|System and method for using ultrasonic communication|| 20120171963 || 20120705 |
| A system for wireless communication using ultrasonic signals that includes a transmission module, which receives input signals from a wireless device, modifies the received input signals in a manner that converts each received input signal into a corresponding ultrasonic signal and wirelessly transmits each said ultrasonic signal over an ultrasonic link, and a receiving module, which receives the transmitted ultrasonic signals, recovers the corresponding input signals therefrom and enables outputting each respective input signal through one or more output devices. Modification of the input signals may include compressing, encoding and modulating the input signals. The input signals may be voice audio signals for enabling to use the system for supporting phone calls by enabling ultrasonic communication between for instance, a wireless headset and a mobile phone....|
|Low noise rf driver|| 20120171971 || 20120705 |
| A low noise RF driver circuit including at least two series-coupled driver stages which receive a frequency modulated signal and an amplitude modulated signal that is applied to the supply voltage input of the driver stages, and provide a combined output signal. The RF driver circuit can be implemented in CMOS technology and integrated with other components of an RF communication subsystem, such as an RF transceiver circuit and power amplifier. Each driver stage includes a complementary pair of transistors with source degeneration resistors for linearity and gain control.
|Dongle and method for operating external input means, and external input system with the dongle|| 20120156993 || 20120621 |
| A dongle and method for operating external input means, and an external input system with the dongle are provided. The dongle includes a wired interface for connecting the dongle to an external input means, the external input means including at least one external input device; a signal converter for converting a wired signal, which is transmitted from at least one external input device connected to the wired interface, into a Radio Frequency (RF) signal; and an RF communication module for transmitting the RF signal to an electronic device via an RF communication channel.
|Electric motorized bicycle components and a wireless control system including such|| 20120150377 || 20120614 |
| An electric power assist system for use with a pedal vehicle. The system has (a) an electric motorized wheel (2) including a plurality of spokes (8) extending from the motor housing to the rim (6), at least one the spoke (8) configured so as to define within it a battery compartment (20) in which at least one power supply battery (22) is deployed, wherein the battery compartment (20) lies in the planer region substantially defined by the outer sides of the rim (6); (b) a wireless throttle control in RF communication with the wheel (2); and (c) a wireless pedal assist sensor in RF comunication with the wheel (12) and configured to deteect movement of the pedal vehicle and transmit command signals to the wheel so...|
|Multi-port accumulator for radio-over-fiber (rof) wireless picocellular systems|| 20120121270 || 20120517 |
| A multi-port accumulator apparatus for a radio-over-fiber (RoF) wireless picocellular system comprising a housing supporting a tail cable port and transponder ports. The tail cable port is optically coupled to the RoF transponder ports to provide for transmission of uplink and downlink optical signals between the tail cable port and each of the transponder ports. The tail cable port is also electrically coupled to provide power to each transponder port. The multi-port accumulator supports RoF transponders, one at each of the transponder ports. Each RoF transponder includes a directional antenna system forming a picocellular coverage sub-area, with the combined sub-areas constituting a picocellular coverage area for the multi-port accumulator. The multi-port accumulator permits quick installation and deployment of large numbers of RoF transponders without individually connecting...|
|Methods that communicate via transferjet and nfc transmitter and receiver pairing|| 20120114052 || 20120510 |
| An electronic communication device includes a high-rate RF wireless transmitter circuit (e.g., a TransferJet transmitter circuit) and a low-rate magnetically coupled receiver circuit (e.g., a Near Field Communication receiver circuit). The high-rate RF wireless transmitter circuit transmits a block of data to another proximately located communication device via RF signals using a first RF communication protocol. The low-rate magnetically coupled receiver circuit receives a communication control signal from the other proximately located communication device via magnetic coupling thereto using a second protocol that is different from the first RF communication protocol, and responds to the communication control signal by selectively triggering the high-rate RF wireless transmitter circuit to transmit another block of data when available for transmission.
|System and method for enhanced rfid instrument security|| 20120013448 || 20120119 |
| A system and method for using an RFID read/write device to secure an RFID-operable instrument or an RF communication is provided. The invention includes security databases in communication with a processor for storing and communicating security protocols to the RFID read/write device. The invention includes a method for restricting the unauthorized use of an RFID read/write device. The invention includes a subscription service for communicating user credentials to a certificate authority to obtain a counter security protocol. The invention also includes decrypting information stored on an RF-operable device or transmitted via radio-frequency using counter security protocols.