Google patents an evolving antenna

PatentYogi_9,065,518_Evolving-antenna-system-based-on-user-habits

Smartphones sometime face reception issues when users hold these devices in their hands. Famously, Steve Jobs requested iPhone 4 users to avoid holding the phone by covering all the steel bands.

But users do not like to change the way they hold these phones. Google has patented an evolving antenna. The system configures an antenna system to enhance communication signal quality within a wireless communication device. An antenna system controller determines a usage state of the wireless communication device based on received sensor data. In addition, the antenna system controller determines whether the usage state matches a pre-identified reference usage state. If the usage state matches a reference usage state, the antenna system controller configures the antenna system using configuration data mapped to the reference usage state. In addition, the antenna system controller tracks occurrences of usage states to generate usage state statistics and uses the generated usage state statistics to predict a timing of future usage states within the wireless communication device. The antenna system controller configures the wireless communication device for the predicted usage state when an associated trigger event is detected. Additionally, the antenna system controller configures the antenna system based on signal quality feedback.

 

Patent Information:

Patent Number : 9,065,518
Patent Title : Evolving antenna system based on user habits
Inventors: Asrani; Vijay L. (Round Lake, IL), Napoles; Adrian (Lake Villa, IL)
Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC (Mountain View, CA)
Family ID: 1000001173918
Appl. No.: 13/798,211
Filed: March 13, 2013
Abstract
A method and system configures an antenna system to enhance communication signal quality within a wireless communication device. An antenna system controller determines a usage state of the wireless communication device based on received sensor data. In addition, the antenna system controller determines whether the usage state matches a pre-identified reference usage state. If the usage state matches a reference usage state, the antenna system controller configures the antenna system using configuration data mapped to the reference usage state. In addition, the antenna system controller tracks occurrences of usage states to generate usage state statistics and uses the generated usage state statistics to predict a timing of future usage states within the wireless communication device. The antenna system controller configures the wireless communication device for the predicted usage state when an associated trigger event is detected. Additionally, the antenna system controller configures the antenna system based on signal quality feedback.

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