Patents Examined by Amancio Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10893377
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that is performed by a mobile device and that includes receiving at least one radio signal when scanning for observable radio signals at an observation position of the mobile device; determining or causing determining a venue associated with an identifier contained in or represented by the at least one radio signal at least partially based on a plurality of venue information items; and determining or causing determining a position estimate of the observation position at least partially based on layout information representing a layout of the venue associated with the identifier. A corresponding apparatus and non-transitory computer readable storage medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Pavel Ivanov, Tatiana Vyunova
  • Patent number: 10893406
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a communication technique for combining IoT technology with a 5G communication system for supporting a data transmission rate higher than that of a beyond-4G system, and a system therefor. The disclosure is applicable to intelligent services based on 5G communication technology and IoT-related technology (for example, smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail businesses, security and safety-related services). A method of a terminal includes receiving a request related to a first function from a profile server; identifying if the first function can be executed; identifying if it is possible to switch to a second function if the first function cannot be executed; and handling the request based on the second function if it is possible to switch to the second function. A terminal includes a transceiver and at least one processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyewon Lee, Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee, Sangsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10887774
    Abstract: A mobile communications system expansion method, a related device, a storage medium, and a program product are provided, to relatively accurately expand a capacity of a current data service-focused communications network. In embodiments of this application, a distribution status of collected data characteristic information is fitted by using a power-law model, to obtain a user data transmission rate in a coverage area of a transmit unit; a theoretical quantity of users supported by a mobile communications system is determined based on the user data transmission rate and an obtained reference system transmission rate of the mobile communications system; and whether to expand a capacity of the transmit unit is determined based on the theoretical quantity of users and an actual quantity of users that access the transmit unit in the preset time segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fan Zhang, Bo Bai, Gong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10887832
    Abstract: A method for decoding PLMN information comprises receiving a message comprising PLMN information for a plurality of cells and determining PLMN information from the message for a first group of cells that comprises at least one cell, each cell of the first group of cells associated with a first core network type. The method further comprises determining PLMN information from the message for a second group of cells that comprises at least one cell, each cell of the second group of cells associated with a second core network type. At least one cell is a part of the first group of cells and the second group of cells. The PLMN information for the at least one cell in the first group of cells and the second group of cells is provided only once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Oscar Ohlsson, Christofer Lindheimer, Malik Wahaj Arshad
  • Patent number: 10880794
    Abstract: A method of an access network node of a carrier aggregation enabled cellular wireless communication system, and a method of a wireless terminal device of a carrier aggregation enabled cellular wireless communication system are disclosed. The method for the network node comprises identifying a need for an inter-band handover where a same physical frequency on which the access network node interacts with a wireless terminal device has more than one logical reference, wherein the wireless terminal device currently operates using a first logical reference, assigning a target frequency for the inter-band handover as a second logical reference for the physical frequency, and performing handover signalling with the wireless terminal device including the assigned target frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Peter Alriksson, Maria Ulander
  • Patent number: 10880432
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing non-associative communications between devices is provided. A first call chain that indicates a routing between phone numbers is stored. A first phone call or a first SMS text is received from a first session initiation protocol (SIP) provider. Based on information provided by the first SIP provider, (i) a sender identity of the first phone call or the first SMS text; (ii) a receiver identity of the first phone call or the first SMS text; and (iii) an access mode of the call chain are determined. If the receiver identity corresponds to a first phone number in the first call chain, a second phone call or a second SMS text is initiated via a second SIP provider, from a second phone number in the first call chain, based on the sender identity and the access mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Berryville Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Edward Delaney, Chava Louis Jurado, Carl Bailey Jacobs, William Theodore Schoon
  • Patent number: 10863400
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for improved wireless terminal roaming. In some embodiments, a management module determines access point density metrics for a plurality of centrally managed access points of a communications site. The density metric considers an average RSSI of access point signals received by other access points of the site, and each access point's contribution to the average. A determination of whether a particular wireless terminal roams is based on the density metrics of the source and target access point, as well as statistics relating to a current capacity of each of the access points. The disclosed embodiments may determine that a wireless terminal should transition/roam away from an access point even when that access point's RSSI value at the wireless terminal is above a threshold that would cause traditional methods to inhibit roaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenfeng Wang, Jacob Thomas
  • Patent number: 10863340
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, an apparatus for privacy protection is provided. The apparatus includes a housing arranged to hold a second device and sensor(s), where the sensor(s) are operable to obtain a tactile input. The apparatus also includes a communication interface operable to communicate with the second device. Additionally, the apparatus includes a controller operable to direct the second device, through the communication interface, to generate a distress response in response to receiving the tactile input. In some embodiments, the apparatus also includes remote communication device(s) to communicate with a remote source. In such embodiments, the controller is coupled to the remote communication device(s), where the controller receives the geo-fencing information through the one or more communication devices, compares the information with movement and location information of the apparatus, and determines whether to direct the second device to enter a distress mode based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: PPIP, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fong, Neric Hsin-wu Fong, Teddy David Thomas
  • Patent number: 10846804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic business card exchange system and method using a mobile terminal. Particularly, the present invention relates to an electronic business card exchange system using a mobile terminal and an electronic business card exchange method using a mobile terminal, wherein an electronic business card is generated and is registered in a server, business card identification information of the registered electronic business card is assigned by the server, the business card identification information is used to transmit the business card to a mobile terminal of at least one business card exchange target nearby, and the business card exchange targets receiving the electronic business cards are grouped according to any one or more among a position, a time, and a keyword, such as a meeting name, or the like, for management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Jun-Yub Lee
  • Patent number: 10841415
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a computer program product, and a computer system for sharing emergency information associated with a user from a mobile device. A computer system determines a dataset comprising emergency information associated with the user, based on one or more properties of the user and the mobile device of the user and further based on data available on the mobile device of the user. The computer system determines a battery status of the mobile device of the user. The computer system determines a recipient mobile device, responsive to the battery status meeting a predetermined requirement. The computer system communicates the dataset to the recipient mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas James Waterton, Caroline J. Thomas, Joshua Vines, Liam White
  • Patent number: 10840963
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the protective devices for a mobile electronic device that comprises of multiple detachable corner bodies which attach solely to the corners of the device. The detachable corner bodies extend beyond the physical dimensions of the mobile electronic device so as to prevent the device from the striking hard surfaces directly on physical edges of the mobile electronic device. By doing so, the present invention can be used to protect the mobile electronic device from unavoidable strikes with hard surfaces without sacrificing the designed beauty characteristics of the mobile electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: C4 DESIGNS, LLC
    Inventor: Masood Sajady
  • Patent number: 10834545
    Abstract: Provided is a method for providing a group communication service performed in a service server for performing data communication with a manager terminal and a user terminal. The method comprises a first group setting step of setting a first group by providing an interface for receiving group member information from a manager terminal and setting a member classification item, a second group setting step of setting a second group by providing an interface for providing a clustered information on the basis of the member classification item based on information on the first group and receiving a manager input for the clustered information and a message sending step of receiving message information sent according to an input of a manager terminal and sending a message to a user terminal belonging to the second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SEESAWTALK Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Ho Moon, Sung Hee Cheng
  • Patent number: 10834594
    Abstract: A first device may discover, using a short-range wireless communication protocol, an authentication service advertised by a second device, and may establish, with the second device, a connection using the short-range wireless communication protocol. The first device may display, after establishing the connection with the second device, a first identifier, and may provide to the second device a confirmation request including the first identifier to permit the second device to determine whether a second identifier, input by a user into the second device, matches the first identifier. The first device may receive, from the second device, encrypted credentials to authenticate the user to access a service based on the second device determining whether the second identifier matches the first identifier. The first device may decrypt the encrypted credentials to obtain credentials, and may authenticate, using the credentials, the user to access the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sagar Mahurkar, Anjaneya Pericharla, Sanjay Ahuja
  • Patent number: 10827459
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described herein for paging procedures in wireless systems. For example, a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) may monitor one or more physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) for paging resources associated with a first subset of synchronization signal (SS) blocks that corresponds to a first beam tracking area (BTA). On a condition that at least one measurement of at least one beam associated with the first subset of SS blocks is less than a predetermined threshold, the WTRU may transmit, to a base station (BS), a signal indicating a second BTA that is associated with a second subset of SS blocks. The signal includes a physical random access channel (PRACH) resource associated with a second group of SS blocks that corresponds to the second BTA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 10823573
    Abstract: A method and system of instantiating a recalibration of a magnetic fingerprint dataset of indoor facilities or infrastructure for mobile device navigation. The method comprises, based on magnetic parameters acquired from a plurality of mobile devices acquired at a set of positions within an indoor area, accumulating the magnetic parameters in accordance with a trained neural network-based magnetic fingerprint dataset in a fingerprint database of the indoor area, identifying respective positions of a subset of the set of positions having a variance that exceeds a threshold variance between observed magnetic parameters and magnetic parameters determined in accordance with the trained neural network, and when contiguous positions of the subset are encompassed by a boundary representing a portion of the indoor area, instantiating a re-calibration of the magnetic fingerprint dataset for mobile device navigation within the portion of the indoor area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MAPSTED CORP.
    Inventors: Sean Huberman, Henry L. Ohab
  • Patent number: 10820202
    Abstract: In one example, an authentication server generates a Chargeable User Identity (CUI) for a User Equipment (UE) based on a first indication of an identifier obtained from the UE based on communications of the UE over a first network interface of a system. The authentication server obtains a second indication of the identifier based on communications of the UE over a second network interface of the system. In response to obtaining the second indication of the identifier, the authentication server determines that the UE is attempting to communicate over the second network interface. In response to determining that the UE is attempting to communicate over the second network interface, the authentication server uses the CUI for further communications of the UE over the second network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Indermeet Singh Gandhi, Oliver James Bull, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Pradeep Kumar Kathail
  • Patent number: 10812930
    Abstract: A positioning system and a positioning method based on magnetic field intensity are provided. The positioning method includes: storing a magnetic fingerprint of a first place; sensing, by a mobile terminal, a magnetic field of the first place to generate sensed data; determining whether the mobile terminal is located inside or outside a vehicle according to the sensed data and the magnetic fingerprint; determining that the mobile terminal is located at a first location of the first place according to the sensed data and the magnetic fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Osense Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao-Chuan Lu, You-Kwang Wang, Hung-Ya Tsai
  • Patent number: 10812945
    Abstract: A tracking system determines a location of a tracking device associated with a user using one or more access points at the location. Each access point at the location is configured to detect and couple with the tracking device when the tracking device is within a communicative range of the access point. An access point provides updates on the tracking device's presence, as well as the tracking device's arrival to and departure from the communicative range of the access point, to a tracking server. The tracking server determines, from these updates, whether the tracking device is at the location. The user may be notified, via a mobile device, of the tracking device's location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Klinkner, Josselin de la Broise
  • Patent number: 10812647
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a computer program product, and a computer system for sharing emergency information associated with a user from a mobile device. A computer system determines a dataset comprising emergency information associated with the user, based on one or more properties of the user and the mobile device of the user and further based on data available on the mobile device of the user. The computer system determines a battery status of the mobile device of the user. The computer system determines a recipient mobile device, responsive to the battery status meeting a predetermined requirement. The computer system communicates the dataset to the recipient mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas James Waterton, Caroline J. Thomas, Joshua Vines, Liam White
  • Patent number: 10798623
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device may include a measurement circuit, a critical scenario identification circuit, and a measurement report control circuit. The measurement circuit may be configured to measure one or more received radio signals to generate one or more measurement results. The critical scenario identification circuit may be configured to perform a comparison between a first set of the one or more measurement results and predefined criteria associated with handover disruption. The measurement report control circuit may be configured to select a selected reporting configuration from a default handover speed reporting configuration and an accelerated handover speed reporting configuration based on the comparison, wherein the accelerated handover speed reporting configuration produces a lower expected handover latency than the default handover speed reporting configuration and to transmit a second set of the one or more measurement results according to the selected reporting configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tian Yan Pu, Juergen Kreuchauf, Habib Djandji, Thorsten Clevorn