Patents Examined by Babar Sarwar
  • Patent number: 10334659
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may allow for the granting and revoking of temporary access, for User Equipment (“UE”) devices, to a wireless network. Multiple UEs may be registered with a group, where only a limited quantity of UEs in the group may be active at a given time. Once granted access, a UE device may have limits on the access, such as a maximum duration and/or a data limit. When a particular UE device, in a group, requests access to the network, a Group Device Authentication Server (“GDAS”) may determine whether to grant the access, based on how many other UEs in the group (if any) currently have access. The GDAS may also revoke the access once granted (e.g., once the maximum duration has been reached).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Lei Song, Phillip A. Ritter, Bjorn Hjelm, Thomas W. Haynes
  • Patent number: 10334554
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method by which a terminal receives a reference signal for determining a position in an unlicensed band in a wireless communication system can comprise the steps of: receiving positioning reference signal (PRS)-related configuration information transmitted through the cooperation of one or more unlicensed band cells, wherein the PRS-related configuration information includes information on a plurality of sub-bands in the unlicensed band, in which the PRS is transmitted, and information on a PRS transmission period for each of the plurality of sub-bands; receiving and measuring the PRS by using the PRS-related configuration information; and reporting the PRS measurement result to a serving cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunho Lee, Hanjun Park, Bonghoe Kim
  • Patent number: 10334470
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE), which is able to use a plurality of different wireless access technologies, receives a request to establish a voice call. In response to the request, the UE determines whether voice over a first wireless access technology of the different wireless access technologies is supported, and responsive to determining that voice over the first wireless access technology is not supported, the UE attempts to establish the voice call over a second wireless access technology of the different wireless access technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Hamid Mahmood
  • Patent number: 10326631
    Abstract: A multi-carrier cellular wireless network (400) employs base stations (404) that transmit two different groups of pilot subcarriers: (1) cell-specific pilot subcarriers, which are used by a receiver to extract information unique to each individual cell (402), and (2) common pilots subcarriers, which are designed to possess a set of characteristics common to all the base stations (404) of the system. The design criteria and transmission formats of the cell-specific and common pilot subcarriers are specified to enable a receiver to perform different system functions. The methods and processes can be extended to other systems, such as those with multiple antennas in an individual sector and those where some subcarriers bear common network/system information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Neocific, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Li, Titus Lo, Kemin Li, Haiming Huang
  • Patent number: 10318140
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, for providing notifications based on third party data. In an aspect, a method includes receiving first instructions that cause a user device to render a resource that includes a first parameter value of a first parameter and display the resource and generating second instructions that cause the user device to display an action trigger prompt that is rendered with the resource and in an initial state, and wherein the action trigger prompt is rendered to augment the resource with additional content not provided by rendering of the resource according to the first instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Fergus Gerard Hurley, Robin Dua
  • Patent number: 10318854
    Abstract: A method and device for protecting sensitive information stored on a mobile device capable of wireless communication is described. The protection is provided by permitting wireless transmission of the sensitive information only if data received from an optical sensor or a magnetic sensor satisfies a predetermined requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Masha Leah Davis, Horst Arnold Mueller
  • Patent number: 10300395
    Abstract: Systems and methods for filtering communication within a location-based game are disclosed. In one aspect, a method of filtering communication for a location-based game is disclosed. The method includes receiving, at a computing device, communication data for a plurality of players associated with the location based-game. The method further includes filtering the communication data for each player based on one or more signals associated with the respective player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Niantic, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kornmann, Mark A. Aubin, Alejandro Nijamkin
  • Patent number: 10299099
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for emergency call handling. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, at a user equipment, an indication from a network, the indication representative of at least one of whether a carrier grade voice over cellular packet data call is available at a cell serving the user equipment or whether an over-the-top service is available at the cell serving the user equipment; and initiating, by the user equipment based on the received indication from the network, a call via the over-the-top service, when the indication represents the carrier grade voice over cellular packet data call is not available at the cell serving the user equipment and the over-the-top service is available at the cell serving the user equipment. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Hannu Bergius, Jani J. Mäenpää
  • Patent number: 10298739
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a communication module; a memory; at least one processor operatively coupled to the memory, configured to: display, on the display, a user interface of a messaging application; detect an input indicating a destination telephone number; transmit, via the communication module, a first message comprising a first content by using the destination telephone number and a first protocol; receive, via the communication module, an error message indicating a transmission failure of the first message; and transmit, via the communication module, a second message comprising a second content at least a part of which is the same as the first content, by using the destination telephone number and a second protocol that is different from the first protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Je Min Lee, Jung Wook Park
  • Patent number: 10291498
    Abstract: A method of diagnosing performance shortfalls of a mobile communication device and providing a recommended remediation action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Michael A. Gailloux, Brian A. Gavin
  • Patent number: 10292108
    Abstract: A method for assigning downlink transmit power levels to radio nodes (RNs) in a small cell radio access network (RAN) includes assigning initial power levels to the RNs. For each cell, first events are counted indicating that UEs receiving a signal from their serving cells with a signal strength below a specified value have entered a coverage hole. For each cell, second events are counted indicating that UEs have re-established a previous connection on one of the cells. For each pair of cells, a coverage hole is identified between them if the number of first events for one cell exceeds a threshold and a number of second events or re-establishment of a previous connection on the other cell exceeds another threshold. For each identified coverage hole, the downlink transmit power level is increased of at least one RN in the pair of cells between which the coverage hole is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Hithesh Nama, Cong Shen, Peter J. Worters, Lili Zhang
  • Patent number: 10284997
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a technique is provided for estimating and using an expected error of a position estimate of a WLAN-enabled mobile device produced by a WLAN positioning system. The WLAN-enabled mobile device receives signals transmitted by a plurality of WLAN access points in range of the WLAN-enabled device. The position of the WLAN-enabled device is estimated based on the received signals from the WLAN access points in range of the WLAN-enabled device. An expected error of the position estimate is based on at least one of a spatial spread associated with geographic positions of the WLAN access points, signal coverage areas of the WLAN access points, or a number of the WLAN access points. The expected error is used in providing one or more location-based services to a user of the WLAN-enabled mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz, Edward J. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10285214
    Abstract: A communications method of a wearable device, a communications system, and a related device are disclosed, which are applied to a communications technology field. In the communications method of a wearable device, if a second Bluetooth connection between user equipment and the wearable device is disconnected, a first Bluetooth connection between a network connection device and the wearable device is established, so that the network connection device may send, to the wearable device through the first Bluetooth connection, first information sent by the user equipment through a third communication connection to the network connection device. In this way, indirect communication between the user equipment and the wearable device is implemented by using the network connection device, so that the user equipment and the wearable device are not limited by a communication range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qinliang Zhang, Yu Zhu
  • Patent number: 10284608
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for providing state information of a digital apparatus. State information for a user of the digital apparatus is determined based on the user's intention to perform communication. The state information is transmitted to a server. A display request for a contact list is received. A screen having a plurality of user items is displayed. Each of the plurality of user items corresponds to a respective one of a plurality of users in the contact list. At least one of the plurality of user items includes identification information of a user corresponding to the at least one of the plurality of user items, state information of the corresponding user that is received from the server, and at least one category indicator representing at least one recommended communication service category determined based on the state information of the corresponding user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kyung-Soo Lim, Ju-Youn Lee
  • Patent number: 10277737
    Abstract: A system for defeating computer-generated, telemarketing, and Robo calls is provided. An originating switch receives a call from a calling party and determines a call route to a called party. The call is received at a destination switch and the profile of the called party is assessed. If the called party is not a subscriber to the system, the call is then passed or connected to the called party. If the called party is a subscriber to the system, a digital audio track is played back to the calling party. The audio track indicating a call failure that can be detected by the source of computer-generated, telemarketing, and Robo calls. The signals are of such a nature that the calling party would determine that the number is not a valid number and remove it from a calling list. If a called party is not a subscriber, the call simply continues to the called party without interjection of any digital audio track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Robert Michael Bensman
  • Patent number: 10270727
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented process is programmed or configured to allow a first mobile device to generate and send enriched pin data to a geographical messaging system. Enriched pin data may include latitude and longitude data, a timestamp, and a media element. Media elements may include image data, video data, text data, drawing data that defines a geographic location, route data that defines a geographic travel path, and/or pin expiration data. The geographical messaging system may then broadcast the enriched pin data to a second mobile device belonging to a team member in the same geographical region as the first mobile device. The second mobile device may then use the enriched pin data to display, on a geographical map, a map pin that corresponds to the enriched pin data. In one embodiment, the second mobile device may also use the enriched pin data to display, in a message chain, a message related to the enriched pin data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Philipson
  • Patent number: 10271198
    Abstract: A system for registering a cellular device, comprising: a hosting cellular device; a remote network node; and a socket communication device, comprising: a non cellular communication module which establishes a non cellular communication connection with the remote network node over a non cellular communication network and acquires identification and/or authentication data of a subscriber of a visited cellular network from the remote network node over the non cellular communication connection; a subscriber authentication unit adaptor configured to engage with contacts of a subscriber authentication unit socket of the hosting cellular device; and a managing module which receives the identification and/or authentication data from the non cellular communication module and provides the identification and/or authentication data to the hosting cellular device via the authentication unit adaptor; wherein the authentication unit adaptor forwards the identification and/or authentication data to the hosting cellular commu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GIMSO-MOBILE LTD.
    Inventors: Avi Ben Shlush, Eyal Shmueli
  • Patent number: 10270899
    Abstract: A community safety system (CSS) including a notification management entity (NME) comprising servers, the NME communicatively coupled to multiple user devices and one or more administrator devices (collectively, registered user devices). The CSS includes a plurality of registered users, wherein registered users may share their own location, as well as sighting information about the location of a source of an emergency (e.g. a perpetrator) with the NME of the CSS. The NME may generate and provide display objects on a visualization interface of one or more users mobile devices displaying a map, the display objects indicative of user locations and/or emergency source location in the map displayed (e.g., in accordance with the map coordinate system).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Titan Health & Security Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vic A. Merjanian, Ryan Khalili, Eduardo Juarez, Ed Merjanian, Serene Nasser, Daniel Wallengren
  • Patent number: 10250719
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus instructs a plurality of print plug-ins having at least a printer search function to search for a printer and displays, if the plurality of print plug-ins are instructed to perform the search, a first screen which includes (1) a printer detected by search processing performed by the plurality of print plug-ins instructed to perform the search and includes (2) an object for shifting to a second screen but does not include (3) a link to a download page of a print plug-in that is not installed, and displays, in response to an instruction given to the object in the first screen, the second screen which includes (3) the link to the download page of the print plug-in that is not installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hisashi Kato
  • Patent number: 10251045
    Abstract: The Satlink Convertor/Communicator (SCC), is a device that converts a regular cell phone, smart phone, tablet, laptop, computer, or any other remote communication device, into a satellite phone or emergency beacon. This is accomplished by inserting the SCC's usb connector into the usb port of the remote communication device; other connector types may be used as well. Once the SCC is connected to the remote communication device, the user may place a satellite phone call, trigger an emergency beacon, access the internet, send and receive emails and text messages etc. In the event of an emergency, and the user triggers the SCC's emergency beacon, the SCC will transmit the GPS coordinates (Latitude and Longitude) of the user, via satellite, to a monitoring service. Further, the SCC can be interfaced to a Base Unit installed within a vehicle, boat, home, or business, to enable the SCC to be operated within these enclosed/covered locations, which normally restricts satellite signals and communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Mcleanics Technology Corporation
    Inventors: James Edward Mclean, Jr., Edward D. Mclean