Patents Assigned to Cellco Partnership D/B/A Verizon Wireless
  • Publication number: 20170324804
    Abstract: Information regarding the status of an update to a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) being performed across a mobile wireless communication network is provided to a server involved in the update process and/or to a user of the mobile communication device having the UICC. The UICC update server sends an update trigger to the mobile communication device, and the UICC initiates establishment of a communication link to receive the update. The UICC further causes a baseband processor of the mobile communication device to send a proof-of-receipt of the update trigger by short message service (SMS) messaging back to the update server. Additionally or alternatively, the UICC causes the baseband processor to send a wakeup message to a mobile device application executing on the mobile device. The wakeup message includes status information relating to the UICC update which can be provided to a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Warren Hojilla UY, Mauricio Pati Caldeira de Andrada
  • Publication number: 20170148080
    Abstract: A customer is provided with a personalized retail experience using a retail kiosk or mobile device that is enabled for near-field communication (NFC). The kiosk is provided with customer identifying information through an NFC-based communication with a customer's user device. The kiosk authenticates the customer based on the identifying information, retrieves retail information associated with the customer from a back-end server, and provides the personalized retail experience using the retrieved information. In one example, the personalized retail experience is provided based on customer-input received through an NFC reader of the kiosk. Also, the mobile device can be provided with a retail store identifier through an NFC-based communication link with an NFC tag for the store. The personalized retail experience can then be provided through the mobile device based on retail information for the retail store that is retrieved by the mobile device based on the identifier obtained through NFC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventor: Mohammad Raheel Khalid
  • Publication number: 20160334958
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing user interface elements using gestures are disclosed. In some implementations, a block representing a plurality of user interface elements is displayed on a touch screen of a device. A first gesture is initiated at a position corresponding to the block representing the plurality of the user interface elements is received via the touch screen. A first path corresponding to the first gesture is stored in a memory. At least a portion of the plurality of user interface elements are displayed on the touch screen in positions along the first path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 17, 2016
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Michelle Felt, Sankar Shanmugam, John Van-Ryzin, Siva Sivaganesh
  • Publication number: 20150348146
    Abstract: A geo-fencing system includes a plurality of beacons defining zones within a venue. The system receives a first beacon identifier from a mobile device and registers the mobile device in a first zone corresponding to the first beacon. The system causes a first menu to be displayed on the mobile device, indicating options for the first zone. In response to selection of one of the options, the system registers the mobile device as being active in the first zone. The system then receives a second beacon identifier and registers the mobile device as being in the second zone. The system also suspends the activity of the mobile device in the first zone and causes options to be displayed to continue or terminate the activity in the first zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Sankar Shanmugam, Shan Olachery, Arindam Mitra, Daniel M. Rivera, Matthew Farley Reeves, Lapfan Lam
  • Publication number: 20150350884
    Abstract: A system may be configured to receive profile identifiers from a set of user devices; identify, based on the profile identifiers, one or more user devices, of the set of user devices, for which updated parameters should be provided, the parameters relating to operation of the one or more user devices with respect to a telecommunications network; and provide, to the identified one or more user devices, the updated parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicant: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS
    Inventor: Stephen J. Kolanowski
  • Publication number: 20150348178
    Abstract: A system and method for sub-renting a vehicle to a secondary/sub-renter after the vehicle has been rented to a primary renter. The vehicle may comprise a telematics control unit to enhance the sub-renting process. A rental duration of secondary renter(s) may be compared to an idle timeframe specified by the primary renter. Other rental parameters may be compared to enhance sub-renting of the vehicle, such as an idle location and a vehicle class of the vehicle, for example. In this manner, rented vehicles can be utilized more, particularly during periods when the primary renter has no need to use the rented vehicle. Secondary renters are enabled to use/rent the vehicle during these idle periods and the primary renter can avoid paying for more than he or she needs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Applicants: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., HTI IP, LLC, Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Thomas S. Taylor, Anik P. Jain, Howard Faber, Victoria R. Lonker, Justin M. Blair
  • Publication number: 20150341779
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for enabling a mobile device to connect with a data network, based on the type of account associated with the mobile device. The system transmits a first signal to the data network and receives one or more network codes in response. The network codes may correspond to a type of SIM card associated with the mobile device. The system may display one or more setup screens on the mobile device based on the received network codes. The setup screens may guide the user of the mobile device to access the data network using an existing account, or setup a new account to access the data network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Maxine C. Dawson-Haney, Zhengfang Chen, Andrew E. Youtz
  • Publication number: 20150341897
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to receive tune away data from a multimode mobile device and to adjust network processes based on the tune away data including downlink scheduling, uplink scheduling, and handover procedures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Applicants: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS, VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Lily Zhu, Andrew E. Youtz, Christopher M. Schmidt, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Publication number: 20150334442
    Abstract: A device is configured to tune multiple tuners to multiple television channels. The device may receive image data and audio data for the television channels from the tuners. The device may provide the image data from the tuners for display on a display device and for display at a same time. The device may assign the audio data from a group of the tuners to respective audio channels. The device may provide the audio data from the group of tuners for output at the same time via the respective audio channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicants: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Rahim A. CHARANIA, Bradley D. BEAVER
  • Publication number: 20150332156
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for classifying a record of data when the record of data does not contain class membership information. In one example, summary data is utilized with predictive modeling to predict the age range of a user of a line of service. A prior probability that a user within the summary data belongs to a respective class, a first conditional probability of a first predictor within the summary data and a second conditional probability of a second predictor within the summary data are calculated. For each record of data, a probability of class membership is calculated based on the calculated prior probability and the first and second conditional probabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicant: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS
    Inventor: Vadim Pliner
  • Publication number: 20150334591
    Abstract: A system may include a machine-to-machine (M2M) gateway. The M2M gateway may receive M2M information associated with an M2M application. The M2M gateway may mark the M2M information to create marked information. The marked information may be created to allow the marked information to be identified as M2M information. The M2M gateway may provide the marked information. The marked information may be provided via a wired common public radio interface (CPRI) connection to a base station to permit the base station to identify the marked information as M2M information and provide the marked information to a management device based on identifying the marked information as M2M information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicants: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jyothi KESHAVDAS, Satish S. Vasamsetti
  • Publication number: 20150332417
    Abstract: A server device may receive information identifying property features relating to for-sale properties; identify a plurality of properties having one or more of the property features; identify particular properties, of the plurality of properties, having the one or more of the property features; receive location information for the particular properties; and generate, based on the location information, a trip plan identifying the particular properties. The trip plan may identify a sequence in which the particular properties should be visited and a route that should be taken when traveling between the particular properties. The server device may store or output the trip plan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Applicants: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Haynes, Kumar Sanjeev, Kent W. Hughes, Sethumadhav Bendi, Maria G. Lam, Thaddeus J. Dudziak, John F. Macias, Priscilla Lau, Lalit R. Kotecha, David Chiang, Mingxing S. Li
  • Publication number: 20150327030
    Abstract: A multimedia messaging service (MMS) center (MMSC) receives an MMS message associated with forwarding multimedia content, associated with a source device, to a recipient device. The multimedia content is tagged with tagging data that is generated based on a numerical key. The MMSC parses the modified MMS message to determine the source device and the tagging data. MMSC uses the tagging data to determine the sending device using the tagging data. For example, the MMSC may access an identifier for the sending device, as stored by a subscriber profile controller, using the tagging data and/or a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) interface. The MMSC determines whether the source device associated with the MMS message corresponds to the sending device (e.g., whether the MMS message correctly identifies the sending device), and the MMSC discards the MMS message when the source device and the sending device differ.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 12, 2015
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Sethumadhav Bendi, Amol Tuli, Brian Libonate, Paul H. Prehn
  • Publication number: 20150317063
    Abstract: Systems and methods for efficiently searching for applications on a mobile device are presented. A user may be provided with an interface on the display screen of his mobile device. The interface may display a collection of categories associated with one or more applications. If the user selects a category, the interface may display a collection of one or more subcategories associated with the selected category, and a selectable cursor that is configured to allow the user to select one of the subcategories by moving the cursor through a grid in the interface. In response to the user selecting one of the subcategories, the interface may display a collection of applications associated with the selected subcategory, and the user may select one of the applications using the selectable cursor and grid. A user can select an application to purchase and/or download onto his mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 5, 2015
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventor: Michelle Felt
  • Publication number: 20150312731
    Abstract: An approach for coordinating a communication response is described. A response coordination platform determines delivery of a notification to at least one device associated with a user. The response coordination platform further determines, based on the delivery, messaging content, a user specified response time, or a combination thereof for generating a message for responding to the notification. The response coordination platform then generates, based on the response time, at least one instruction for triggering an alert, a communication session, or a combination thereof by the at least one device associated with the user, other devices associated with the user, a device that sent the notification, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventors: Sethumadhav BENDI, Guangxin Frank LIU, Chi Kit Ben LO
  • Publication number: 20150312183
    Abstract: A server device may receive file data from a user device via a web browser application associated with the user device. The file data may be extracted by an application, different from the web browser application, associated with the user device. The server device may determine an acquisition technique based on the file data; obtain a computer file, associated with the file data, using the acquisition technique; receive, from the user device, a request to transmit a message including the computer file; insert the computer file in the message; and transmit the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: CELLCO PARTNERSHIP D/B/A VERIZON WIRELESS
    Inventors: Dongliang Hu, Zhijian Lin, Brandon James Martella
  • Publication number: 20150312634
    Abstract: A device may receive user metadata associated with media content identified in an interactive program guide (IPG). The user metadata may be based on input provided by a user via the IPG, and the media content may be associated with a media content identifier. The device may determine a manner in which the user metadata is to be processed. The device may process the user metadata in the manner in which the user metadata is to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicants: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Rahim A. CHARANIA, Bradley D. Beaver
  • Publication number: 20150312635
    Abstract: A device may receive an indication associated with media content identified in an interactive program guide (IPG). The device may determine social media feed parameters associated with the IPG. The device may determine, based on the social media feed parameters, that a social media feed is to be displayed along with the media content. The social media feed may be associated with the media content. The device may identify a social media tag associated with the media content. The device may receive social media information associated with the social media tag. The social media information may include information associated with a social media application. The device may provide, for display, the social media feed along with the media content. The social media feed may include the social media information, and may be provided in accordance with the social media feed parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicants: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Rahim A. CHARANIA, Bradley D. Beaver
  • Publication number: 20150312101
    Abstract: A system includes a wireless access network, a gateway that controls communications between the wireless access network and a packet data network, and a policy-charging-and-rule-function (PCRF). The PCRF includes a routing agent in communication with the gateway and a group of multi-media processing engines (MPEs) that are associated with the routing agent. The routing agent receives from the gateway a request to establish a session for a piece of user equipment, and selects one of the MPEs to handle the session based on an IMSI of the piece of user equipment. The routing agent maintains a table indexed by IP address, and makes an entry therein that points to the selected MPE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership (d/b/a Verizon Wireless)
    Inventors: Paul H. Siedelhofer, Robert M. Ephraim, Ho Yin Cheuk
  • Publication number: 20150312222
    Abstract: A method of storing a document includes converting the document into a table of symbols and shredding the table into a plurality of randomly selected strips of symbols. The method further includes randomly selecting a plurality of storage locations and storing the strips of data in the plurality of locations. The method generates a key including pointers to the plurality of locations and encrypts the key.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 29, 2015
    Applicant: Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless
    Inventor: John Adrian Raguso