Patents Examined by Barry W Taylor
  • Patent number: 10420073
    Abstract: Embodiments use the principles of self-organizing networks to allocate resources to allow spectrum owners to share spectrum with wireless carriers according to defined license conditions. A spectrum licensee holds the licensing conditions of the spectrum licensed by the spectrum owners. This licensed spectrum is referred to as secondary spectrum. A self-organizing network server requests access to secondary spectrum. The spectrum licensee grants access to the secondary spectrum along with the licensing conditions for access. The self-organizing network server monitors the conditions associated with the license and/or delegates the responsibility for monitoring conditions associated with the license to others. When the license conditions are met, enhanced Node B systems may begin using the secondary spectrum according to the license conditions. When the license conditions are no longer met, enhanced Node B systems discontinue use of the secondary spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10403067
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing the security of a secure resource by determining a current location of a mobile device associated with an end user based on determining the mobile base station to which the mobile device is connected and allowing access to the resource only if an end user has access credentials to access the resource and the physical location of secure resource matches the current location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TELUS Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Denis Niles
  • Patent number: 10397892
    Abstract: Implementations of a registration procedure are described. The registration procedure includes a Access and Mobility Function (AMF) selection procedure and a Session Management Function (SMF) selection procedure. The AMF receives a Non-Access Stratum (NAS) registration request pertaining a User Equipment (UE). At least partially in response to the registration request: the AMF registers the UE on the network; and establishes a Protocol Data Unit (PDU) session for the UE. The AMF transmits a registration response to the UE. An access node of the network receives a Radio Resource Control (RRC) registration request from a User Equipment (UE). At least partially in response to the registration request: The access node selects an AMF, and forwards a corresponding Non-Access Stratum (NAS) registration request to the selected AMF. The NAS registration request includes PDU session request information pertaining to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sophie Vrzic, Jaya Rao
  • Patent number: 10397737
    Abstract: A method of estimating a number of persons gathered at an Area of Interest during an observation time interval on a day, wherein the Area of Interest is covered by a mobile telecommunication network including plural communication stations each of which is configured to manage communications of User Equipment in one or more served areas in a covered geographic region over which the mobile telecommunication network provide services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Colonna, Marco Mamei
  • Patent number: 10390309
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for optimizing power consumption in mobile devices. The system comprises a speech codec encoder module and a speech codec decoder module. The number of CPU/DSP/VLIW processor cycles taken to encode and decode the speech signals are significantly reduced to draw lower current by the mobile device. The significant reduction of processor cycles in the speech codec modules enables reduction of power consumption in the talk time. Thus, the invention provides a simple method of optimizing power consumption by reducing number of processor cycles to compress/decompress speech signal of the speech codec modules in mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Narasimhan Vijay Anand
  • Patent number: 10389859
    Abstract: A mobile terminal able to autonomously recognize when a user requires the mobile terminal to function as a mirror includes a housing, a screen with one-way see-through glass, a gravity sensor, a distance sensor, a front camera, a processor, and a storage device. At least two kinds of information are being collected, namely an orientation of the mobile terminal collected by the gravity sensor and a distance between a face and the screen collected by the distance sensor. Other information as to a facial expression and hand actions can also be collected by the front camera. The information is analyzed and a determination is made as to whether the user wishes to look in a mirror, and the screen will be controlled to be dark and shut down for the mirror function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECTRONICS (ZHENGZHOU) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiao-Peng Xie, Jun-Wei Zhang, Jun Zhang, Yi-Tao Kao
  • Patent number: 10382969
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus of resource allocation (RA) for low cost machine communication type (LC-MTC) user equipments (UEs) are provided. A UE obtains one or multiple sets of resources in a mobile communication network. Each set of resources belongs to a narrow sub-band in a wider channel bandwidth, wherein the narrow sub-band comprises a plurality of contiguous physical resource blocks (PRBs). The UE determines a first set of resources from the one or multiple sets of resources based on a physical layer control signaling and transmits or receives radio signals using the first set of resources within a predefined duration. In a coverage extension mode, the UE determines a second set of resources according to a hopping pattern, while the first and the second sets of resources are occupied for transmission at different radio subframes. The UE then transmits or receives radio signals using the second set of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HFI Innovation INC.
    Inventors: Hua-Min Chen, Tao Chen, Min Wu
  • Patent number: 10375516
    Abstract: A method of estimating a number of persons gathering at an Area of Interest during a time interval on a day, wherein the Area of Interest is defined by an Area of Interest center and an Area of Interest radius and is covered by a mobile telecommunication network including plural communication stations each of which is configured to manage communications of user equipment in one or more served areas in a covered geographic region over which the mobile telecommunication network extends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimo Colonna, Marco Mamei
  • Patent number: 10368292
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: monitoring, by a user device, calling activity on the user device; detecting, by the user device and based on the monitoring, that a call has started on the user device; providing, by the user device, a pause instruction to an assistant device based on detecting that the call has started on the user device, causing the assistant device to disable speech response functions; detecting, by the user device and based on the monitoring, that the call has ended on the user device; and providing, by the user device, a resume instruction to the assistant device based on detecting that the call has ended on the user device, causing the assistant device to resume speech response functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat Deluca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10360573
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, that relate to obtaining data that indicates a time that a MAC address was detected at a temporary site, obtaining data that indicates a time that a MAC address was detected at a non-temporary site, obtaining data that indicates that a first interaction with a first item occurred at the temporary site, obtaining data that indicates that a second interaction with a second item occurred at the non-temporary site, determining, that the MAC addresses match, determining that the time that the MAC address was detected at the temporary site occurred before the time that a MAC address was detected at the non-temporary site, determining that the first item and the second item match, and classifying the detection of the MAC address at the non-temporary address as being caused by the temporary site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: David T. Nguyen, Sunil Shettigar, Allison Youngdahl
  • Patent number: 10356608
    Abstract: Methods and devices that support multiple user equipment (UE) state configurations in a wireless network are provided. A state configuration is selected for a UE from among a plurality of candidate state configurations. Each candidate state configuration is associated with a respective set of one or more predefined operating states from among a plurality of predefined operating states. Information regarding the selected state configuration is then transmitted to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10327497
    Abstract: The present invention is a helmet-mounted radio assembly with extended controls. In the helmet-mounted radio assembly, a radio device is removably mounted on a helmet. The radio device includes extensions connected to the microchips for controlling various functions thereof. The extensions extend outside of a body of the radio device, and control dials are provided at distal end of the extensions. Thus, a user can have extended controls ergonomically located within easy reach thereof for controlling the regular functions, like volume control, changing channel frequency, or switching on/off the radio device. The helmet-mounted radio assembly utilizes reliable mounting arrangement, such as use of band and clips, screws or other suitable mounting member for removably mounting the radio device to the helmet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Otoniel Florez
  • Patent number: 10334440
    Abstract: In some implementations, a telecommunications network can include an anchoring network device. The anchoring network device can receive, from a first party of a communication session, a service message including information of a first session attribute and associated with identification information of a party of the communication session. The anchoring network device can retrieve, from an authorization registry, authorization information corresponding to the identification information. In response to the authorization information indicating the first session attribute is not permitted, the anchoring network device can determine a status message based at least in part on the service message and transmit the status message via a communications interface. The status message can include a service-failure message or a second service message including information of a second, different session attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sabuhi Kiran Zaifuddin, Shujaur Mufti
  • Patent number: 10330784
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, devices, systems, apparatus, servers, media, and other implementations, including a method, performed at a first wireless device, for secure range determination that includes transmitting a first signed message at a first time instance, with the first signed message, including a first payload, configured to be received by a second wireless device at a second time instance, and receiving at a fourth time instance a verifiable acknowledgement message transmitted from the second wireless device at a third time instance in response to the first signed message. The method further includes verifying that the verifiable acknowledgement message originated from the second wireless device, and, responsive to a verification that the verifiable acknowledgement message originated from the second wireless device, transmitting a second signed message including a second payload with at least timing information for the first time instance and the fourth time instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dirceu Cavendish, Ashok Bhatia, Nicolas Graube, Vishal Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10327129
    Abstract: A communication system is disclosed in which a control node generates configuration data for each of a plurality of MMEs operating in overlay networks. The configuration data defines a type of user equipment (UE) or a type of UE traffic to be serviced by each MME. The MME configuration data is provided to a base station and used to control selection of an MME to service a request from a UE. The control node monitors network traffic within and across the overlay networks and can reconfigure one or more MMEs to service different UE traffic types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Iskren Ianev, Yannick Lair, Hayato Haneji, Christophe Le Thierry D'Ennequin
  • Patent number: 10327133
    Abstract: A mobile data network supports making subscriber data addressable as devices in a mobile data network. Each data chunk is assigned a device address in the mobile data network. The data chunk can then be addresses as a device in the mobile data network. A first implementation allows accessing data in existing mobile data networks by sending a text message to the device address of the data chunk. When the data chunk receives a text message, it responds with one or more text messages that deliver the data in the data chunk to the sender who sent the text message. A second implementation includes a subscriber data mechanism in the mobile data network that supports tracking, transfer and management of subscriber data in the mobile data network. Making subscriber data addressable as a device simplifies data-centric communication in a mobile data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bin Cao, James E. Carey, Kirubel Z. Seifu
  • Patent number: 10321504
    Abstract: A method for searching for an alternative link by a terminal in a wireless communication system, according to an embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: receiving from a serving link base station service information comprising a target quality value of a service to be provided to a terminal; determining whether or not a first alternative link is to be searched for on the basis of a reference scheduling quality value, which is to be used for scheduling the terminal in the future by the serving link base station, and the target quality value; if the first alternative link has been determined to be searched for, searching for candidate base stations for establishing the first alternative link; and establishing the first alternative link in a deactivation mode of unicast data transmission/reception with a first candidate base station among the candidate base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Genebeck Hahn, Ilmu Byun, Heejeong Cho, Eunjong Lee
  • Patent number: 10321301
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the notification of an SM-SR subscription management server by an eUICC card or an eSE element. The card includes, in local memory, at least one short number (or “short code”), and more generally an address identifier, unique to a mobile-phone operator, wherein the number is associated with an operator subscriber profile within the secure card. The card is configured to retrieve, from the local memory, a short code associated with a subscriber profile in use to send, using the retrieved short code, a card status notification to the SM-SR server. In the absence of a short code, the card uses a unique international telephone number as the recipient of the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: IDEMIA France
    Inventors: Guillaume Larignon, Jerome Dumoulin
  • Patent number: 10306623
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method of configuring a physical channel, such as a physical control channel, for device-to-device communication between mobile terminal devices within a cellular communications network environment and comprising a step of locating a device-to-device control channel within a cellular uplink signalling spectrum, and applying a frequency offset parameter to determine separation of the device-to-device control channel from a cellular uplink control channel, and to related terminal devices and computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Lanto Rakotoharison, Abdoulaye Bagayoko, Caroline Jactat, Philippe Delahaye
  • Patent number: 10306029
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal including: a display; a middle frame including a supporting portion and a side portion provided around the supporting portion to define a lateral external appearance; a main board including a ground; a first wireless communication unit configured to transceive a first signal; a second wireless communication unit configured to transceive a second signal; and a rear case configured to cover a rear surface of the main board, wherein the side portion includes a plurality of conductive members of which ends are divided into slits, and the plurality of the conductive members includes a common antenna electrically connectable with the first wireless communication unit and the second wireless communication unit and configured to receive the first signal and the second signal; and an independent antenna electrically connectable with the first wireless communication unit and configured to receive the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyoungsun Hwang, Moonsoo Song, Yoonjae Won, Deuksu Choi, Chisang You