Patents Assigned to Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
  • Patent number: 10666921
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for generating virtual reality content. For example, the disclosure includes a method for generating virtual reality content that includes a stream of three-dimensional video data and a stream of three-dimensional audio data with a processor-based computing device programmed to perform the generating, providing the virtual reality content to a user, detecting a location of the user's gaze at the virtual reality content, and suggesting an advertisement based on the location of the user's gaze. Another example includes receiving virtual reality content that includes a stream of three-dimensional video data and a stream of three-dimensional audio data to a first user with a processor-based computing device programmed to perform the receiving, generating a social network for the first user, and generating a social graph that includes user interactions with the virtual reality content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jens Christensen, Thomas M. Annau, Arthur Van Hoff
  • Patent number: 10667155
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium for estimating voice call quality include performing automatic speech recognition, for each of a plurality of voice calls, to generate recognized text for both an originating device acoustic signal and a receiving device acoustic signal. The recognized text for both the originating device acoustic signal and the receiving device acoustic signal are compared to the reference text to identified recognition errors and a voice call quality score for each of the originating device acoustic signal and the receiving device acoustic signal are determined. A correlation between the network conditions and the voice call quality scores is then determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Ouyang, Krishna Pichumani Iyer, Zhenyi Lin, Le Su
  • Patent number: 10665100
    Abstract: An exemplary parking facilitation system includes a plurality of parking space devices disposed at different parking spaces within a parking area and a parking management system configured to control operation of, and to exchange data with, the parking space devices. Each of the parking space devices respectively includes a processor, a vehicle presence detector configured to determine whether any vehicle is parked in a parking space at which the parking space device is disposed, and a parking availability indicator configured to visually indicate an availability status of the parking space. The parking availability indicator is positioned at a height greater than that of any vehicle that the parking space is configured to accommodate so as to be concurrently visible, with parking availability indicators of other parking space devices, from various locations within the parking area at which drivers attempting to locate available parking spaces are to be located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Umesh Saraki Munireddy, Anil Kumar, Alin D'Silva, Alan T. Hopper, Gunjan Desai, Radoslaw Wilk, John R. Canada, Heedoo Moon, Chethan Makam
  • Patent number: 10664770
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for routing vehicles in a vehicle fleet includes a location assignment module comprising computer hardware and a routing module. The location assignment module can be configured to iteratively: determine whether quotas are met for a plurality of territories based at least on locations assigned to individual territories of the plurality of territories, and in response to determining that the quota is unmet for one or more individual territories, assign one or more additional locations to the one or more individual territories having unmet quotas based at least on a proximity of the one or more additional locations to a different reference location associated with each of the one or more individual territories having unmet quotas. The routing module can be configured to generate routes including the locations assigned to the individual territories for vehicles in a vehicle fleet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: William George Looman, Jefferson Ray Tan Hidayat, Katherine Winnie Kok, Mark Robert Dunlop
  • Patent number: 10661795
    Abstract: A device can receive data related to a roadway. The data can include video data of the roadway. The device can determine a pixel area of objects shown in the video data. The device can determine that a vehicle and an individual are associated with the roadway at a same time. The device can determine a protective zone around the individual based on a first pixel area of the individual. The protective zone can be associated with detecting a potential collision between the vehicle and the individual. The device can determine a first location and movement of the vehicle relative to a second location and movement of the individual. The device can predict that a second pixel area of the vehicle is to intersect the protective zone of the individual. The device can detect the potential collision. The device can perform one or more actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ranxing Li, Paul Brand, Philip C. Jacobs, Fang-Pin Chang, Abby Charfauros, Andrew W. Herson, Sheng S. Du, Amanda UyenTrang Mai, George F. Clernon, Bing Yao, Matthew B. Whited
  • Patent number: 10665261
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a camera array comprising camera modules, the camera modules comprising a master camera that includes a processor, a memory, a sensor, a lens, a status indicator, and a switch, the switch configured to instruct each of the camera modules to initiate a start operation to start recording video data using the lens and the sensor in the other camera modules and the switch configured to instruct each of the camera modules to initiate a stop operation to stop recording, the status indicator configured to indicate a status of at least one of the camera modules. The camera modules of the camera array are configured to provide a 3× field of view overlap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Van Hoff, Thomas M. Annau, Jens Christensen, Koji Gardiner
  • Patent number: 10667179
    Abstract: A device can receive, from first user equipment, information that relates to a first application, where the information includes a plurality of S-NSSAI. The device can determine whether the plurality of S-NSSAI are configured as a group of associated S-NSSAI. The device can determine that a preference is to be given to one of: communication sessions associated with the first application relative to a communication session associated with a second application, that does not utilize multiple network slices, of the first user equipment or second user equipment; traffic flows associated with the first application relative to a traffic flow associated with the second application; or a plurality of network slices associated with the first application relative to a network slice associated with the second application. The device can perform one or more actions based on determining the preference to thereby facilitate a particular functionality of the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kristen Sydney Young, Kalyani Bogineni, Jignesh S. Panchal, Ratul Kumar Guha
  • Patent number: 10660111
    Abstract: A device receives network condition information. The network condition information is indicative of network resource availability at a plurality of locations. The device processes the network condition information to associate network resource availability identified in the network condition information with one or more airspace voxels that represent one or more three-dimensional (3D) portions of airspace corresponding to the plurality of locations. The device receives flight parameters relating to a proposed flight plan of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) through airspace represented by a set of airspace voxels, and network performance parameters associated with the proposed flight plan. The device determines that the network resource availability that is associated with the set of airspace voxels fails to satisfy the network performance parameters, and performs one or more actions to enable the UAV to access network resources that satisfy the network performance parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Fanelli, Jonathan Evans, Amit Gupta, Parvez Ahmad
  • Patent number: 10660153
    Abstract: A device may connect to a first wireless network; determine whether the first wireless network provides a particular service for determining a position of the device; select the first wireless network as a primary network if the first wireless network provides the particular service for determining a position of the device, or select the second wireless network as the primary network if the first wireless network does not provide the particular service for determining a position of the device. If the device selects the first wireless network as the primary network, the device may send a first request to the first wireless network to make a first emergency call to an endpoint over the first wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Mingxing Li, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Deepa Jagannatha, Lily Zhu
  • Patent number: 10659526
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a cloud server configured to provide a service to a client device by way of a network. The cloud server implements a batch layer of a data-processing architecture. The system further includes an edge computing device configured to provide a latency-sensitive task of the service to the client device by way of the network in response to a request from the client device to offload the latency-sensitive task. The edge computing device is separate from and communicatively coupled to the cloud server, is located at an edge of the network such that a latency of data communications between the edge computing device and the client device is lower than a latency of data communications between the cloud server and the client device, and implements a speed layer of the data-processing architecture at the edge of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Mohammad Raheel Khalid
  • Patent number: 10659125
    Abstract: A computer device may be configured to execute the instructions to identify a location for a user equipment (UE) device serviced by a base station slice associated with a base station; access a beam forming database (DB) to determine whether a match exists in the beam forming DB for the identified location; and determine that no match exists in the beam forming DB for the identified location. The computer device may be further configured to perform two-dimensional modeling of radio frequency signal propagation for the identified location using a terrain model, based on determining that no match exists in the beam forming DB for the identified location; determine antenna settings for an antenna array associated with the base station slice based on the performed two-dimensional modeling; and instruct the base station to apply the determined antenna settings to the antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Shukri A. Wakid
  • Patent number: 10657728
    Abstract: An augmented reality projection device includes an image sensor having a field of view into a real-world environment, a spatial sensor configured to detect a location and an orientation of the device in the environment, and a projector configured to project content onto a physical surface within the environment. The device determines the location and orientation of the device based on sensor output from the spatial sensor, and determines that a virtual target object is included within the field of view of the image sensor based on the determined location and orientation and based on a particular target object profile from a library of predetermined target object profiles. The device identifies content associated with the virtual target object and directs the projector to project the content onto the physical surface within the environment, the physical surface associated with the virtual target object. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Syed Meeran Kamal, Jonathan A. Globerson, Adwait Ashish Murudkar, Lama Hewage Ravi Prathapa Chandrasiri, Sergey Virodov
  • Patent number: 10660104
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide for coordination of inactivity procedures between wireless stations in a multi-RAT dual connectivity scenario. A wireless station identifies, for an end device, a multi-radio access technology (RAT) dual connectivity scenario with dedicated bearers and detects inactivity for a bearer using the master wireless station. In response to the detecting, the master wireless station sends, to a secondary wireless station, an inactivity status check for another bearer of the multi-RAT dual connectivity scenario. When a response to the inactivity status check is received from the secondary wireless station within a designated time window, the master wireless station waits for a release request from the secondary wireless station and initiates an inactivity procedure for the end device when the release request is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Lalit R. Kotecha, Vishwanath Ramamurthi
  • Patent number: 10656276
    Abstract: An exemplary depth scanning system includes first and second depth scanning devices disposed, respectively, at first and second locations on a boundary of a scan zone where segments of the boundary meet to form respective first and second angles that include the scan zone. The first device performs a first sequence of depth scanning operations where the first device detects depth data for surfaces included in the scan zone by sweeping a scan field across the first angle and in which the first device abstains from detecting depth data for surfaces outside the first angle. Concurrently, the second device performs a second sequence of depth scanning operations where the second device detects depth data for the surfaces in the scan zone by sweeping a scan field across the second angle and in which the second device abstains from detecting depth data for surfaces outside the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Steven L. Smith
  • Patent number: 10660067
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a mechanism for efficiently delivering messages to a User Equipment (“UE”) associated with a wireless telecommunications network, such as a UE that is frequently in an inactive state. A message for the UE may be received and buffered. Once the network determines that the UE has transitioned from the inactive state to the active state (e.g., as detected by a Mobility Management Entity (“MME”) or an Access and Mobility Management Function (“AMF”)), the buffered message may be provided to the UE using control plane signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Yee Sin Chan, Craig A. Barth, Priscilla Lau, Lei Song
  • Patent number: 10660057
    Abstract: A device may scan for a carrier that includes an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC), wherein the carrier is associated with a Mobile Network Operator (MNO). The device may hop on the carrier, authenticate with a network of the MNO without using an MNO profile stored in the eUICC, and gain limited access to the network in response to the authentication. The device may also register with the network while attached to the network. The registering may include downloading an operational MNO profile to the eUICC in the device and storing the MNO profile on the eUICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Taussif Khan, Manuel Enrique Caceres, Warren Hojilla Uy, Ruben Cuadrat
  • Patent number: 10649753
    Abstract: A device can store a plurality of variants of an application. The device can receive, from a user device that is associated with a first variant of the application, a request for a second variant of the application. The first variant can include a first set of features and include a file size that is different than the second variant. The second variant can include a second set of features. The device can determine a first version identifier of the first variant of the application, and determine that a second version identifier associated with the second variant of the application is different than the first version identifier. The device can provide, to the user device, the second variant of the application to permit the user device to install the second variant of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Masudur Rahman, Sonal Gandhi, Bharadwaj Vemuri
  • Patent number: 10652226
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for providing secure access to network resources. In one aspect, a method is performed at a trust broker system. The method includes: (1) receiving, from a client system, a request to access network applications and resources hosted by a server system; (2) identifying a domain providing the requested network applications and resources; (3) determining whether the client system is authorized to access the domain; (4) identifying a particular server containing the domain; (5) identifying a proxy server assigned to the particular server; and (6) in accordance with a determination that the client system is authorized to access the domain: (a) transmitting an identification value for the client system to the identified proxy server; and (b) after transmitting the identification value to the identified proxy server, transmitting, to the client system, contact information for connecting to the identified proxy server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Junaid Islam, Brent Bilger, Ted Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10652314
    Abstract: Cloud-based virtual reality content processing methods and systems are disclosed. In some embodiments, raw virtual reality video data recorded by a virtual reality camera system may be received at a cloud based server through a network interface. The raw virtual reality video data may be processed to generate one or more virtual reality renders. A first virtual reality content may be processed in a first virtual reality format from the one or more virtual reality renders. A second virtual reality content may be processed in a second virtual reality format from the one or more virtual reality renders. The first virtual reality content and the second virtual reality content may be provided for download through a network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoli D. Adamov, Arthur van Hoff, Adam P. Gaige, Chris P. Redmann, Sarah E. Parks
  • Patent number: 10652012
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a global identification service is provided. The service includes a selection of an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address to an end device. The service encrypts a unique identifier of the end device with an encryption key to generate an IPv6 address. The service verifies whether the IPv6 address is an IPv6 address allocated to or owned by a service provider. When the IPv6 address is an allocated or owned IPv6 address, the IPv6 address is assigned to the end device. When the IPv6 address is not an allocated or owned IPv6 address, the service selects another encryption key until a suitable IPv6 address is generated. Subsequent to an assignment of the IPv6 address, a network uses the IPv6 address as a globally unique identifier for the end device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Dahai Ren, Ming Chen, Feng Li, Dongxu Shan