Patents Examined by Charles N. Appiah
  • Patent number: 11395131
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for establishing a connection to a terminal device equipped with a subscriber identity module. The method includes: defining the plurality of subscriber identity modules as a group; defining, for at least one of the plurality of subscriber identity modules, at least one characteristic relating to accessing the at least one subscriber identity module; in response to a receipt of a connection request in a terminal device inquiring the at least one characteristic; and establishing, from the terminal device, a connection to the terminal device indicated in the connection request in accordance with the at least one characteristic relating to accessing the at least one subscriber identity module. Also disclosed is a terminal device, a system and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TELIA COMPANY AB
    Inventor: Timo Saija
  • Patent number: 11389129
    Abstract: In a method for diagnosing and treating a patient having lesions in both arteries of left and right lower limbs. By determining that a lesion distal to an aortailiac bifurcation is to be treated first, catheters and an operation time can be reduced. The lesion to be treated first can be on a priority basis based on diagnostic data, deciding that a lesion proximal to the bifurcation is to be treated next, and then treating the lesions substantially continuously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Itou, Yoshiyuki Saito, Shota Ishii, Tetsuya Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 11394427
    Abstract: A device operatively couples a tractor ABS controller with TABS controllers in units towed by the tractor. A PLC interface circuit of the device communicates messages received from a PLC network of the towed units to a CAN network of the tractor via a CAN interface circuit. The device may also rebroadcast messages received from the PLC network back onto the PLC network, and may also wirelessly broadcast messages received from the PLC network back onto a wireless network. The device receives messages from the towed units at a message rate, determines a quantity of towed units from the message rate, and communicates the determined quantity of towed units on the CAN network of the tractor. The device receives messages indicating towed unit identification (ID) information, determines a quantity of towed units from the towed unit ID information, and communicates the determined quantity of towed units on the CAN network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BENDIX COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Phillip J. Kasper, Daniel P. Zula
  • Patent number: 11388576
    Abstract: An emergency call method applied to a vehicle-mounted communications system and the method includes a telematics box that activates a host function. The host function includes controlling a first transmission node and a peripheral connected to the first transmission node. The telematics box is coupled to the first transmission node, and the telematics box may perform data transmission with the first transmission node using the host function. The first transmission node is in a master node mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xuehuan Wang, Chao Li, Xiujiang Ma
  • Patent number: 11381966
    Abstract: An identification adapter for an identification device has a reading unit and a control unit. The control unit is connected to the reading unit via a data communication connection. The identification adapter has a receiving unit for wirelessly receiving identification data (ID). Also, the identification adapter has a data transmission unit designed to transmit the received identification data (ID) to the control unit on the same data communication connection as the reading unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ASTRA GESELLSCHAFT FUER ASSET MANAGEMENT MBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Nicolas Stobbe, Anatoli Stobbe
  • Patent number: 11375339
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. Techniques for implementing positioning schemes based on a waveform report are described. A wireless device may receive a waveform reporting request instructing the wireless device to measure a waveform. The wireless device may identify a set of reporting parameters for sampling the waveform, receive the waveform, and generate samples of the waveform based on the set of reporting parameters. The wireless device may transmit a waveform report that is generated based on the samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Alexandros Manolakos, Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug, Peter Gaal, Juan Montojo, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Tao Luo, Sven Fischer
  • Patent number: 11368895
    Abstract: A cellular communication network may be configured to use a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) base station and a New Radio (NR) base station to implement a Non-Standalone Architecture (NSA) configuration, in an environment in which the NR base station uses multiple frequency bands that provide respective bandwidths. During an NSA connection with a mobile device, LTE signal strength is used as an indicator of whether the device is within the coverage area of a given NR frequency band. When the LTE signal strength indicates that the device has moved into the coverage area of a frequency band having a higher bandwidth than the currently active NR connection, the device is instructed to release and reestablish its NR connection in order to reconnect using the best available NR frequency band. LTE A1 and/or A5 event measurements may be used to evaluate signal strengths and as triggers for NR release/reestablish operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kun Lu, Egil Gronstad, Alan Denis MacDonald, Benjamin Sellers
  • Patent number: 11363148
    Abstract: A method for cellular network outage detection including monitoring error rates associated with a network node of a cellular network for a first predetermined time period. The method includes determining a first baseline error rate for the network node based on the plurality of first error rates for the first predetermined time period, and determining a first threshold error rate for the network node based on the first baseline error rate for the network node. The method includes monitoring a plurality of second error rates associated with the network node for a time period subsequent the first predetermined time period, and detecting an excessive error rate of the plurality of second error rates associated with the network node, where the excessive error rate exceeding the first threshold error rate. The method includes, in response to detecting the excessive error rate, automatically executing a predetermined override rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Shon Lonkar
  • Patent number: 11356804
    Abstract: Techniques are discussed herein for efficiently supporting broadcast of location assistance data (AD) in a wireless network to assist in locating a user equipment (UE). A location server (LS) may send some location AD, which may be optionally ciphered, to base stations for broadcast in cells supported by the base stations. Capability information provided by a UE to the LS indicating a level of support by the UE for receiving broadcast AD and supporting ciphering may enable the LS to determine whether, and what type of, additional AD needs to be sent to the UE by point to point means. An LS may use capability information received from a large number of UEs to assist in determining the types of location assistance data to be broadcast and usage of ciphering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Sven Fischer
  • Patent number: 11340357
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for detecting a position of a vehicle having a high level of automation, the method comprising a first reading step, at least one position data signal being read by means of a vehicle-side receiver and the position data signal representing a position of an antenna device of a different vehicle and/or a high building. The method also comprises a determining step, in which a position of the vehicle is determined using the position data signal. Finally, in a provision step, a position signal is provided, using the determined position of the vehicle, to a controller of the vehicle in order to control the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Marlon Ramon Ewert
  • Patent number: 11343789
    Abstract: A terminal device is configured to detect a failure in communicating the position assistance information, such as a failure to decrypt or an integrity protection decoding failure, and in response to detecting the failure in communicating the position assistance information to perform a position assistance information failure procedure. In one example embodiment the position assistance information failure procedure includes transmitting a message indicating the failure to the infrastructure equipment. In another example the position assistance information failure procedure includes adapting one or more communications parameters in order to recover the reception of the position assistance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Hideji Wakabayashi, Yuxin Wei, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11341631
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method and system for automatically detecting a physiological condition from a medical image of a patient. The method may include receiving the medical image acquired by an imaging device. The method may further include detecting, by a processor, target objects and obtaining the corresponding target object patches from the received medical image. And the method may further include determining, by the processor, a first parameter using a first learning network for each target object patch. The first parameter represents the physiological condition level of the corresponding target object, and the first learning network is trained by adding one or more auxiliary classification layers. This method can quickly, accurately, and automatically predict target object level and/or image (patient) level physiological condition from a medical image of a patient by means of a learning network, such as 3D learning network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN KEYA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qi Song, Shanhui Sun, Feng Gao, Junjie Bai, Hanbo Chen, Youbing Yin
  • Patent number: 11307286
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for estimating missing wireless attributes of a wireless fingerprint generated for a given location and confirming that the given location is a correct location. A collection of wireless fingerprint samples for the given location can be used to train an attribute prediction model that can estimate missing attributes in wireless fingerprints. For example, a wireless fingerprint may be incomplete as the fingerprint may fail to include attribute data for some AP devices associated with the given location. The attribute prediction model can be used to reconstruct wireless fingerprints to include the missing attributes. The reconstructed wireless fingerprints can then be used to train a location confirmation model which can be used for accurate location confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Zheng Wang, Shao-Wen Yang
  • Patent number: 11284413
    Abstract: A wireless device receives at least one message. The at least one message may comprise: an uplink radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) for a periodic resource allocation, and at least one configuration parameter for the periodic resource allocation. The at least one configuration parameter may comprise: an uplink interval parameter, and at least one first parameter indicating one or more traffic types. A downlink control information (DCI) corresponding to the uplink RNTI may be received. The DCI may indicate activation of the periodic resource allocation. At least one transport block comprising data of the one or more traffic types may be transmitted employing the at least one configuration parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Alireza Babaei
  • Patent number: 11284218
    Abstract: A UE includes: at least one sensor configured to provide at least one sensor measurement; and a processor configured to: determine first and second ranges between the UE and a positioning signal source based on first and second positioning signal measurements of first and second positioning signals from the positioning signal source corresponding to first and second times; determine whether a selected range of the first range or the second range is a multipath range based on the first range, the second range, and movement of the UE between the first time and the second time indicated by the at least one sensor measurement; and discount use of the selected range in a positioning technique in response to the selected range being determined to be a multipath range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chandrakant Mehta, Gautam Nirula, William Morrison, Grant Marshall, Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug
  • Patent number: 11275395
    Abstract: Methods of powering a radio that is mounted on a tower of a cellular base station are provided in which a direct current (“DC”) power signal is provided to the radio over a power cable and a voltage level of the output of the power supply is adjusted so as to provide a substantially constant voltage at a first end of the power cable that is remote from the power supply. Related cellular base stations and programmable power supplies are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John C. Chamberlain, Michael Guerin
  • Patent number: 11256277
    Abstract: Methods of powering a radio that is mounted on a tower of a cellular base station are provided in which a direct current (“DC”) power signal is provided to the radio over a power cable and a voltage level of the output of the power supply is adjusted so as to provide a substantially constant voltage at a first end of the power cable that is remote from the power supply. Related cellular base stations and programmable power supplies are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael R Guerin, John Charles Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 11246008
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a control section calculating, on the basis of a present location of a user, moving time to be spent on immediate movement and generating proposal information based on the movement in accordance with whether or not the calculated moving time satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Shionozaki
  • Patent number: 11244571
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for finding an available pickup/drop-off zone (PDZ) for an autonomous vehicle (AV) to use to pick up a passenger. A PDZ is selected that is likely to be available and that is within a reasonable walking distance of a passenger. The AV and the passenger are guided to the available PDZ. In selecting the available PDZ, the system balances the human and vehicle routing by taking into account the distance possible PDZs are from the passenger, the likelihood the respective PDZs will be available, the passenger's desire/ability to walk to the respective PDZs (e.g., due to physical limitations, weather, etc.), the driving time of the AV to the respective PDZs, the walking time of the passenger to the respective PDZs, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shenglong Gao, Konrad Julian Niemiec, Jay A. Chen, Mark Yen
  • Patent number: 11246031
    Abstract: A mobile device can select an identifier from a set of identifiers stored by the mobile device. The mobile device can communicate a request for a communication link with a communication system, and the request for the communication link can include the identifier. The communication link can be established based on the identifier. The mobile device can select a second identifier from the set of identifiers. The mobile device can communicate a second request for a second communication link with the communication system, and the second request can include the second identifier. The second communication link can be established based on the second identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Oceus Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Michael McCutchen, Todd Alan Pressley, John Thomas Green