Patents Examined by Charles N. Appiah
  • Patent number: 10932170
    Abstract: The system and methods of the various embodiments enable fine grained network selection decisions. This may allow a mobile network operator, a cable operator, or a Wi-Fi network operator to define network selection rules that are not only based upon network availability, time, and location, but also on network signal strength, signal to noise ratio, link speed, and cellular network radio parameters. These rules may also be complimented with local device based policies and parameters, which may possibly be based on user preferences and/or network operator preferences. The system and methods of the various embodiments also prevent inadvertent Wi-Fi network selection decisions by incorporating a time threshold parameter which defines a time period for which a wireless device must have detected a specific Wi-Fi access point prior to performing network selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: OPENET TELECOM LTD.
    Inventor: John Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 10917787
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods to protect a regional network (e.g., home network) by monitoring devices connected to and attempting to connect to the regional network. Monitoring includes assessing and addressing security concerns regarding devices attempting to or available to connect to the regional network as well as monitoring configurations and activity of connected devices. Devices to monitor include: computers, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), laptops, tablets, home appliances, smartphones, smart televisions, and any other type of device in the logical proximity of the regional network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MCAFEE, LLC
    Inventors: Bikram Kumar Gupta, Simon Hunt, Vinay Anand
  • Patent number: 10904853
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for estimation of a count of mobile devices include receiving one or more probe data points including a location and a session identifier, constructing a trajectory including the one or more probe data points having a same session identifier, constructing a trajectory including the one or more probe data points having a same session identifier and generated by one mobile device of the plurality of the mobile devices, dividing the trajectory area by an area of the observation area, and estimating the count of mobile devices in the observation area from at least the normalized trajectory area. A path of the trajectory is based on the location of the one or more probe data points expanding the path of the trajectory by a radius where a result of the expanding is a trajectory area. A result of the dividing is a first normalized trajectory area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Xiang Liu, Friedrich Hartmann, Christian Stade-Schuldt, Philo Pöllmann, Mohamed Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10893386
    Abstract: A reception strength detection unit is connected to reception antennas located in a vehicle compartment and detects a reception strength of a radio wave from a mobile terminal for each of the reception antennas. A reception determination unit is connected to an auxiliary antenna located at a predetermined position that is a blind spot of the reception antenna and determines whether the radio waves has been received by the auxiliary antenna. When the radio wave has not been received by the auxiliary antenna, an existence position calculation unit calculates an existence position of the mobile terminal based on the reception strength detected by the multiple reception antennas. When the radio wave is received by the auxiliary antenna, the existence position determination unit determines the predetermined position at which the auxiliary antenna receiving the radio wave is located as the existence position of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taichi Yamaguchi, Munenori Matsumoto, Kenichiro Sanji
  • Patent number: 10884098
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a radio map construction method uses a genetic algorithm and comprises the steps of: (a) generating a plurality of chromosomes, each including a set of pairs consisting of a fingerprint labeled with an address and a position selected within a region s of the address; (b) generating a temporary radio map by using the pairs of the chromosomes; (c) arranging collected fingerprint sequences by using the temporary radio map; and (d) evaluating the placement of the fingerprint sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventor: Dongsoo Han
  • Patent number: 10855836
    Abstract: A content filter setting method includes enabling a user to choose a setting of a filter for a particular application in a user interface of a user device. The setting of the filter is received from the user via the user interface, and a model is applied to determine a plurality of default settings of a plurality of filters of the particular application based on the setting of the filter and the identifying information of the user. The plurality of default settings is displayed in the user interface, and modified settings of the default settings are received via the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Avast Software s.r.o.
    Inventors: Jinshan Liu, Richard Kmieciak, Juyong Do, Rajarshi Gupta
  • Patent number: 10834243
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a display panel; a front window provided on a front surface of the display panel; and a plurality of micro-holes in the front window arranged in an array pattern and spaced a preset distance apart from an outer edge area of the front window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinsu Nam, Dohyung Kwon, Donghyun Kim, Sangwook Park, Sanghwon Jung, Sukho Hong
  • Patent number: 10834045
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an ingress Diameter message related to a mobile subscriber from a MME located in a non-home network, sending a RIR message containing a mobile subscriber identifier to a HSS in a home network of the mobile subscriber, receiving identification information identifying a MME in the home network that conducted a most recent attachment of the mobile subscriber, utilizing the identification information to send an IDR message containing the mobile subscriber identifier to the identified MME, receiving an IDA message containing attachment timestamp data corresponding to the most recent attachment of the mobile subscriber in the home network, determining a transit time using the UE attachment timestamp data and timestamp information corresponding to the ingress Diameter message, and analyzing the transit time to determine if the ingress Diameter message is to be designated as a suspicious ingress message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shashikiran Bhalachandra Mahalank, Sridhar Karuturi
  • Patent number: 10834247
    Abstract: A mobile terminal with unlock function is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Minsheng Wang, Xiaojun Liu
  • Patent number: 10820151
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for compressing and transmitting motion data. The method comprises receiving high fidelity motion data from a motion sensing device, the high fidelity motion data including a plurality of motion data samples; transmitting the high fidelity motion data to a server; compressing the high fidelity motion data, wherein compressing the high fidelity motion data comprises identifying a subset of the motion data samples and generating a value representing the summary of activity based on the subset of the motion data samples; and transmitting the compressed high fidelity motion data to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Mars, Incorporated
    Inventors: Nathanael C Yoder, Kevin R Lloyd
  • Patent number: 10820243
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving network information for a group of video sessions. Embodiments include calculating an overall video traffic metric for the group of video sessions for each cell based on the network information and include determining a first overall video traffic metric of a first cell is above a first predetermined threshold and a second overall video traffic metric of a second cell is below the first predetermined threshold. Also, embodiments include generating a graphical map that indicates the overall video traffic metric for each cell in the cellular network and sending the graphical map to a mobile device in the first cell showing first overall video traffic metric and the second overall video traffic metric relative to the first predetermined threshold. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Emir Halepovic, Harold Orr McCaskey, Kyung-Wook Hwang, Marco Platania, Rittwik Jana, Sarat Puthenpura
  • Patent number: 10820197
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selectively disabling encryption for user equipment are disclosed. A technique comprises interrogating a location code of a device authenticated to a network through an encrypted connection and determining whether the location code corresponds to an unencrypted region. If the location code does not correspond to an unencrypted region, the technique comprises registering the device to the network for communication using the encrypted connection. If the location code corresponds to an unencrypted region, the technique comprises sending an intercept challenge to the device to re-authenticate the device to the network, the intercept challenge including parameters to establish an unencrypted connection, receiving re-registration information including unencrypted location information from the device using the unencrypted connection, and registering the device to the network using the unencrypted connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: William Harry Rosenberg, Mario Manuel Jardon
  • Patent number: 10805805
    Abstract: A spectrum management system includes circuitry that determines available spectrum for a secondary communication system. The available spectrum is determined based on a disturbance tolerance of a primary communication system that is managed by the spectrum management system and a disturbance tolerance of another primary communication system that is managed by another spectrum management system. The circuitry then causes the setting of a spectrum for the secondary communication system based on the available spectrum and whether or not a spectrum request is received from the secondary communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Chen Sun
  • Patent number: 10805764
    Abstract: A device can receive location data associated with an object. The device can determine a bounding area that encompasses a geographic area and determine a partitioning of the bounding area into a plurality of cells. The device can classify a cell of the plurality of cells as a first type that is entirely within the geographic area or a second type that is partially within the geographic area. The device can determine a rounded value of a latitude and a longitude included in the location data to identify a proximate location. The device can determine whether the proximate location matches a reference location associated with a vertex of the cell and identify the location as within the cell. The device, based on identifying the location as within the cell, can selectively determine whether the location of the object is within the geographic area and perform one or more actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley James Kirwan
  • Patent number: 10805794
    Abstract: The detection and prevention of unauthorized tracking devices is described herein. For example, a mobile device may be configured to detect nearby wireless devices. The communication signal between a detected wireless device and the mobile device may be tracked over time, and used to programmatically determine the likelihood that the detected wireless device is an unknown tracking device. The user of the mobile device may be given a notification and related data when a suspicious device is identified, and the user may choose to identify the unknown tracking device as an authorized tracking device or an unauthorized tracking device. When a detected wireless device is identified as an unauthorized tracking device, various remedial actions may be performed by a user and/or a central tracking system. In one example, the central tracking system remotely deactivates the unauthorized tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10794986
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving a radio map of an indoor venue using survey data collected by a survey device positioned throughout the venue, the radio map including a boundary; receiving harvest data from a mobile device, wherein at least some of the harvest data are obtained by the mobile device while the mobile device is positioned at locations that are outside of the boundary; determining, based on the harvest data, a trajectory of the mobile device, wherein at least some of the trajectory resides outside of the boundary; identifying one or more locations on or proximate to the trajectory; and extending the radio map using the survey data and the one or more identified locations, wherein the extended radio map is defined at least in part by an extension of the boundary to encompass the one or more identified locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jahshan Bhatti, David Benjamin Millman, Brian Stephen Smith, Jasvinder Singh
  • Patent number: 10782720
    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: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael R Guerin, John Charles Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 10785633
    Abstract: A method for a base station includes receiving a signal relating to a location of a user equipment (UE) from the UE, selecting a first exchange for the UE and sending the signal to the first exchange, and sending the signal to a second exchange based on subscription information of the UE provided by a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10785775
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a Network Assisted Interference Cancellation and Suppression (NAICS) method, apparatus, system and related device, for NAICS based on existing hardware configuration of a terminal. A first NAICS method includes the following steps. NAICS capability information reported by a User Equipment (UE) is received. NAICS assisted signalling is issued to the UE according to the NAICS capability information and/or interference information of a neighbouring base station. A second NAICS method includes the following steps. Transmission Modes (TM) are divided into N TM subsets, each TM subset including at least one TM, N being a natural number. A neighbouring base station is notified of a TM subset scheduled for an interfering UE, wherein the interfering UE includes a UE located at the edge of a coverage area of the neighbouring base station, and the notified TM subset does not include a high-complexity TM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: China Mobile Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Jing Jin, Hui Tong, Fei Wang, Yuchao Liu, Zhenping Hu
  • Patent number: 10779205
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprising: at least one processor; and at least one memory including computer program code, wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor cause the apparatus to perform at least the following: receive a neighbor cell list for a primary frequency band; and evaluate one or more available secondary frequency bands based on the neighbor cell list for the primary frequency band for reselection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Jarkko Koskela