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Babak Forutanpour, Larissa Dantsker, William T Frantz: Systems and methods for remotely monitoring or controlling a battery. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Jeffrey D Jacobs, September 29, 2015: US09146595 (4 worldwide citation)

A battery system for monitoring a battery-operated electronic device includes one or more battery cells for operating the electronic device, an electronic processor for monitoring electrical activity of the one or more battery cells; and a wireless communication module for communicating with a remot ...


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John D Eaton, Hung Hsin Wu, Jose R Menendez, William T Frantz: Mobile device control based on surface material detection. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Silicon Valley Patent Group, March 31, 2015: US08996767 (2 worldwide citation)

A mobile device uses sensor data related to the type of surface in contact with the mobile device to determine an action to perform. The sensors, by way of example, may be one or more of a microphone and noise generator, a light based proximity sensor, and pressure sensors, such as dielectric elasto ...


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Babak Forutanpour, Dimosthenis Kaleas, William T Frantz: Use of proximity sensors with near-field communication. Qualcomm Incorporated, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 21, 2014: US08867991 (2 worldwide citation)

Various arrangements for selecting data for transmission from a mobile device are presented. Proximity data indicating proximity between one or more proximity sensors and a triggering entity may be collected by the mobile device. A type of near-field communication (NFC) transaction may be determined ...


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William T Frantz: Peer-to-peer communication initiated by shared physical experience. Qualcomm Innovation Center, Neugeboren O Dowd PC, June 30, 2015: US09071330 (2 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for pairing communication devices are disclosed. An exemplary apparatus includes at least one sensor to produce a data signal responsive to sensing physical characteristics of an environment of the communication device, and a capture component to capture portions of the data si ...


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William T Frantz: Automobile security system with location and panic alerts. General Motors Corporation, Laura C Hargitt, April 16, 2002: US06373379 (2 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided that includes a remote control configured to transmit a first signal upon a first activation of the remote control and configured to transmit a second signal upon a second activation of the remote control. A controller of the apparatus is configured to receive the first sign ...


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William T Frantz: Combination door unlock and trunk release mechanism. General Motors Corporation, Laura C Hargitt, February 11, 2003: US06518720 (1 worldwide citation)

A mechanism by which a single switch can either unlock one or more doors or release the trunk or hatch of an automotive vehicle. The switch can be mechanically or electrically associated with a door unlock button mounted on the door the automotive vehicle. Depressing the unlock button causes the swi ...


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William T Frantz, Shriram Ganesh, Timothy K Kerssen, Siddharth Mohan: Selecting a network for a wireless device. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 24, 2018: US09955414

Disclosed is an apparatus, system, and method for a wireless device to select a network. The wireless device receives a request from a user to access a network site. The wireless device then selects a network based upon a predefined weighted criteria setting that was previously selected by the user.


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William T Frantz, Shriram Ganesh, Timothy K Kerssen, Siddharth Mohan: Selecting a network for a wireless device. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 19, 2016: US09398525

Disclosed is an apparatus, system, and method for a wireless device to select a network. The wireless device receives a request from a user to access a network site. The wireless device then selects a network based upon a predefined weighted criteria setting that was previously selected by the user.


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Shriram Ganesh, Jose R Menendez, William T Frantz: Device utilizing an optical signal to access an access point. QUALCOMM Incorporated, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 1, 2016: US09277401

Disclosed is a device that receives an optical signal having an authorization code that allows the device to utilize an access point to obtain access to the Internet and other networks. The device may include: a modem; a light sensor; and a processor. The light sensor may receive an optical signal f ...