Patents Examined by Charles N. Appiah
  • Patent number: 10299192
    Abstract: Channel multi-input multi-output (MIMI) systems can be configured with a variable number of codewords where the network an change the number of codewords based on channel conditions, user equipment capability, etc. Thus, the network can efficiently utilize feedback channel overhead while simultaneously improving the capacity of the system. Instead of configuring the UE with a fixed number of codewords for all the channel conditions, the network can change the number of codewords dynamically or semi-statically. The network can determine the number of codewords based on measurements and recommendations from the UE. Alternatively, the network can determine the number of codewords on its own.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Xiaoyi Wang, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10292028
    Abstract: A method for enhanced machine type communication between a mobile communication network, on the one hand, and a group of machine type communication devices, on the other hand, wherein a plurality of subscribers are related to the mobile communication network. The method includes providing, by at least one network node of the mobile communication network, a Home Location Register functionality and/or a Home Subscriber Server functionality for the plurality of subscribers. A subscriber identifier is related to each of the plurality of subscribers of the mobile communication network such that the identifier content of the subscriber identifier is different for different subscribers related to the mobile communication network. The group of machine type communication devices is related to the same subscriber related to the mobile communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Stefan Kaliner
  • Patent number: 10292014
    Abstract: A device for determining path comprises: a memory (4) for receiving signalling data associating mobile-communication-device identifiers, time markers and signalling identifiers, at least some of the signalling identifiers designating a location cell; a classifier (6) capable, for a given mobile-communication-device identifier, of marking the signalling data that are associated therewith with a movement marker indicating a state chosen from a list comprising at least one movement and one short stop; an analyzer (8) capable of processing the marked signalling data depending on the movement markers in order to produce path data associating, on the one hand, a given mobile-communication-device identifier and, on the other hand, a series of movement markers, each of which is associated with a location cell and with a time marker, so that two movement markers, the time markers of which indicate that they are successive, designate separate states, by applying at least one processing rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: INTERSEC
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Coic, Miguel Nunez Del Prado Cortez, Sébastien Thouement
  • Patent number: 10285158
    Abstract: A paging profiling method for determining a number of page repetition and a time interval between the page repetitions is disclosed. The method comprises triggering the paging profiling by causing a page relating to one or more wireless communication devices. In some embodiments the method may further comprise updating an entry of a paging pattern database based on the paging profiling, wherein the entry is associated with a geographical area in which the one or more wireless communication devices reside. The paging pattern database may, for example, be comprised in a server. In some embodiments, the method may also comprise detecting that the paging profiling is needed by detecting that the entry of the paging pattern database is not valid, and triggering the paging profiling may be enabled responsive to detecting that the paging profiling is needed. Corresponding paging profiling arrangement, computer program product, wireless communication device and server are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Joakim Axmon, Ali Nader
  • Patent number: 10277634
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for provisioning and registration of a device. A device in an environment, such as a contact center or enterprise setting, may need to provision to a cloud managed telephony network appliance. This appliance may be part of a grouping of multiple appliances where the contacted appliance does not comprise the device's configuration data for provisioning. In an embodiment, the appliance is able to communicate with the other appliances in the grouping via SIP to discover which appliance owns the device's configuration data, obtain the data, and send the configuration data to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Jamie P. Wilson, Kevin Elliott King
  • Patent number: 10274577
    Abstract: A medical apparatus system is provided, the medical apparatus system comprising: at least one medical apparatus (2), at least one mobile control unit (3), for a medical apparatus (2), having a WLAN transmitting module (4) and a further radio transmitting module (5), at least one WLAN access point (6) having at least one antenna, at least one further radio reading module (7), and control device (8) connected to the at least one WLAN access point (7) and the at least one further radio reading module (7) in order to locate the medical apparatus and/or the mobile control unit in a process reliable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TRUMPF MEDIZIN SYSTEME GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Rudolf Marka, Serhan Özhan, Gel Han
  • Patent number: 10270616
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes an access point, a master communication apparatus, and a slave communication apparatus, and the master communication apparatus and the slave communication apparatus perform wireless communication through the access point. The master communication apparatus stores setting information necessary for accessing the access point; performs wireless communication through the access point using the stored setting information; and performs near field communication with the slave communication apparatus to transmit the stored setting information to the slave communication apparatus in response to a setting information request received from the slave communication apparatus via near field communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Matsuo
  • Patent number: 10264395
    Abstract: A method for alerting the authorities that a person with a gun has entered a safe zone includes the steps of: (a) downloading to an app-enabled, and GPS-enabled, smartphone the coordinates of one or more safe zones in which the unauthorized presence of guns is prohibited; (b) when said smartphone enters a safe zone, sensing the presence of any gun that is in the vicinity of said smartphone; and (c) if the presence of a gun is sensed in the vicinity of said smartphone, transmitting an alert message by means of said smartphone to a central office for the attention of security forces. Apparatus for carrying out this method includes a transponder tag attached to a gun and an app-enabled, and GPS-enabled, smartphone capable of determining when the smartphone is within a safe zone and capable of sensing the presence of the transponder tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Karl F. Milde, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10257641
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method whereby the communication traffic between a wireless communication apparatus such as a smartphone and another device such as a map information providing server and/or server managed by mobile virtual network operator MVNO. According to a first aspect, the communication traffic can be reduced by dividing items of geographical information that are sent to the smartphone are divided into static information and dynamic information and the two types of information are separately processed in that the map data is updated less often than information such as traffic congestion, weather information or the congestion level of a base station. According to a second aspect, congestion information is derived by averaging over time the number of vehicles which pass through a certain point. According to a third aspect, the updating interval, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Tsuda, Takashi Usui, Naoki Ide
  • Patent number: 10257334
    Abstract: Wireless device gesture detection and operational control comprises identifying a first position of the device based on a sensor reading of at least one sensor operating as part of the device. The method may also include identifying a change in the device's position to a second position that is different from the first position, and receiving a specific pattern of touch input data on a touch pad of the device, the specific pattern of touch input data identified as a predefined object which corresponds to dimensions of a human ear being pressed against the touch pad and changing a current operating state of the device to a different operating state based on a comparison and detection operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10256957
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for processing positioning reference signal are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method includes receiving, by a narrow-band (NB) user equipment (UE), positioning reference signal (PRS) configuration information, determining, by the NB UE, narrowband PRS (NB PRS) configuration information for the NB UE, the NB PRS configuration information comprising information of an NB PRS reference cell that generates an NB PRS for the NB UE, determining, by the NB UE, PRS configuration information for a UE, the UE being assigned to use a frequency band unavailable for the NB UE, and the PRS configuration information comprising information of a PRS reference cell that generates a PRS for the UE, generating, based on the NB PRS configuration information and the PRS configuration information, a reference signal time difference (RSTD) measurement, and transmitting, by the NB UE, the RSTD measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Innovative Technology Lab Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Hyun Park, Sung Jun Yoon
  • Patent number: 10237845
    Abstract: A method of determining a location of a mobile device includes: detecting, at the mobile device, at least one Radio Frequency transmitter; receiving information associated with a number of Radio Frequency transmitters located within a geographical area, the number of Radio Frequency transmitters being a subset of all Radio Frequency transmitters located within the geographical area, the information being decodable to provide global locations and identifiers of the number of Radio Frequency transmitters; comparing an identifier associated with the at least one detected Radio Frequency transmitter with the global locations and identifiers of the number of Radio Frequency transmitters; and determining the location of the mobile device within the geographical area; wherein the information is received in a reduced format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: RX NETWORKS INC.
    Inventors: Mohamed Youssef, Guylain Roy-Machabee, Ashkan Izadpanah
  • Patent number: 10230534
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handling control signalling between a service layer control node and a Radio Access Network, the signalling being associated with a data flow of a User Equipment, the User Equipment being associated with a Radio Access Network node. The Radio Access Network node receives a data flow comprising a plurality of data packets sent using a bearer towards the User Equipment. It determines whether a data packet in the data flow includes an identifier indicating that the data packet relates to control signalling. A data packet that is found to relate to control signalling is removed from the data flow, to produce a modified data flow, which is sent towards the User Equipment. This allows the Radio Access Network node to become aware of control related signalling such that it can be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Johan Rune, Jari Vikberg
  • Patent number: 10225317
    Abstract: An asynchronous application data access system and method are provided. In one implementation, the system and method may be used to provide data connectivity to geographic areas with limited bandwidth or connectivity so that those geographic areas will have access to a range of modern applications that use digital data including for example an email application, such as Gmail, a social networking application, such as Facebook, and LinkedIn and various other applications. In some implementations, an SMS network may be used as one of the variety of transport mechanisms of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BE-BOUND INC.
    Inventors: Axel Starck, Olivier Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10218832
    Abstract: A mobile terminal unlock method for security protection is provided. The method includes: obtaining a trigger signal for unlock, and generating a first password according to the trigger signal; generating a corresponding unlock signal according to a preset correspondence between the unlock signal and the first password and with reference to the first password, and sending the corresponding unlock signal; obtaining an unlock password that is obtained by means of parsing by a user according to the unlock signal; matching the unlock password with the first password; determining whether the unlock password is consistent with the first password; and if a determining result is yes, unlocking a password lock; or if a determining result is no, obtaining a trigger signal for unlock again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU ZHIJING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xiaojun Liu, Minsheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10212706
    Abstract: Shared spectrum access is disclosed in which multiple tiers of users are allowed to access a set of shared spectrum resources. Second tier users, which receive priority access from the first spectrum tier, transmit reserving signals over the available shared channels during clear channel assessment (CCA) periods associated with the shared channels. Third tier users, which access the shared spectrum at a lower priority than the second tier users, attempt to synchronize timing with second tier users when second tier user presence is detected. Third tier users will be blocked from transmission on the shared channels when the third tier users detect the reserving signals. Second tier users, thus, transmit on the shared channels with a lower likelihood of interference from third tier users, and third tier users will be able to transmit on any of the shared channels when the third tier user detects a clear CCA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Durga Prasad Malladi, Dean Robert Brenner, John Walter Kuzin, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10212587
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for authenticating a user based on the geo-location history of a geo-location-enabled wireless device (e.g., a GPS-enabled wireless telecommunications terminal, a smart card, an RFID tag, etc.). In a first illustrative embodiment, a user of a geo-location-enabled wireless telecommunications terminal (e.g., a GPS-enabled cell phone, a GPS-enabled notebook computer, etc.) who attempts to access a restricted resource is challenged with one or more questions that are generated from the terminal's geo-location history. In a second illustrative embodiment, a user of a data-processing system who attempts to access a restricted resource is asked to provide a username Z. The user is then challenged with one or more questions that are generated from the geo-location history of a wireless device that is associated with username Z (e.g., a cell phone that belongs to the user whose username is Z, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Louis Bentley, George William Erhart, Lawrence O'Gorman, Michael J. Sammon, David Joseph Skiba
  • Patent number: 10211878
    Abstract: A communications apparatus includes: a communications IC including a first RF pin, a second RF pin, and a third RF pin; a first front-end module connected between the first RF pin and a first RF terminal to provide a first signal path for wireless Tx and Rx, a second signal path for a first wireless LAN Rx, and a third signal path for a first wireless LAN Tx; a second front-end module connected between the third RF pin and a second RF terminal to provide a fourth signal path for a second wireless LAN Tx and a fifth signal path for a second wireless LAN Rx; and a duplexer configured to provide a first wireless LAN Tx signal to the first front-end module through the second RF pin, and provide a second wireless LAN Tx signal to the second front-end module through the second RF pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Pil Jung, Da Un Kim, Young Sik Jeon
  • Patent number: 10206472
    Abstract: A protective enclosure for an electronic device is provided. The protective enclosure includes a structural member, a cushioning member permanently affixed to the structural member, and a cavity. The structural member has a back portion and a plurality of side portions. The cushioning member extends from an upper edge configured to extend beyond the front surface of the electronic device when the electronic device is installed in the protective enclosure to a lower edge configured to extend beyond the back surface of the electronic device and be in direct contact with a portion of the back surface of the electronic device when the electronic device is installed in the protective enclosure. The cavity is configured to extend between the inner surface of the structural member to the back surface of the installed electronic device and is at least partially bounded by the lower edge of the cushioning member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Northrup, Kevin W. Witter, James M. Prestien, David C. Russell, Erika E. Johnson, Matthew S. Krajec
  • Patent number: 10212584
    Abstract: In a network registration system including a communicator to be registered on a network and a register registering the communicator on the network, either of the communicator and the register includes a check information generator generating a check information signal according to check information for prompting the user to check that the communicator is treated as an object to be registered in the network registration system; and a check information output section outputting the check information signal in a form sensible to the user. The other of the communicator and the register includes an evaluation criterion supplier supplying evaluation criterion information allowing the user to evaluate the suitability of the check information emitted from the check information output section. Thus, the network registration system can prevent an incorrect registration while easily registering the communicator to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taketsugu Yao, Masanori Nozaki, Yuzuru Igarashi, Yoshihisa Nakano, Kiyoshi Fukui