US Patent No. 11,115,815

RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) EMITTER DETECTOR


Patent No. 11,115,815
Issue Date September 07, 2021
Title Radio Frequency (rf) Emitter Detector
Inventorship Michael Fong, Tempe, AZ (US)
Neric Hsin-wu Fong, Tempe, AZ (US)
Sowjitha Idukuda, Tempe, AZ (US)
Shoor Veer Singh, Tempe, AZ (US)
Assignee PPIP, LLC, Chandler, AZ (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,115,815


1. An apparatus comprising:a peripheral interface connectable to a second device, wherein the second device is operably connectable to a personal communication device and includes a housing arranged to hold the personal communication device, wherein the apparatus, the second device, and the personal communication device are distinct devices;
a radio frequency (RF) detection device operable to detect energy carrying a communication signal to or from the personal communication device; and
a controller coupled to the peripheral interface and the RF detection device, wherein the controller is operable to:
obtain SIM information, via the peripheral interface and the second device upon the apparatus being attached to the housing of the second device, from the personal communication device,
scan an RF spectrum of the communication signal, received by the RF detection device, in order to identify physical layer communication signal characteristics of communications associated with the personal communication device,
decode the communications associated with the personal communication device in accordance with the physical layer communication signal characteristics and the SIM information, and
generate a notification in accordance with a determination that abnormal activities exist in the identified physical layer communication signal characteristics of the communications, wherein the notification triggers interruption of the communication signal to or from the personal communication device upon identifying an RF energy burst through a comparison of energy detected by the RF detection device to a threshold.