Patents Examined by Charles Shedrick
  • Patent number: 10171945
    Abstract: Location based provisioning and broadcasting of content utilizing a multimedia broadcast service is presented herein. A system can comprise a service component, a location component, and a content component. The service component can be configured to receive a request for a client service. The location component can be configured to determine, based on the request, a location corresponding to a mobile device. Based on the location, the content component can be configured to provision a broadcast service device to source content corresponding to the client service, and initiate a broadcast transmission of the content to the mobile device, e.g., using a broadcast enabled access point device that is configured to send broadcast data to multiple devices via a point-to-multipoint communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10165480
    Abstract: Example method includes: establishing, by an access point, a first connection to a first controller associated with a first zone; establishing, by the access point, a second connection to a second and different controller associated with a second and different zone; determining, by the access point, that the first zone is preferred over the second zone; receiving, by the access point, an association request from a new client device managed by the first controller; in response to a number of client devices managed by the second controller and associated with the access point exceeding a predefined number, selectively de-authenticating at least one client device managed by the second controller associated with multi-zones; and transmitting, by the access point, an association response to the new client device managed by the first controller to allow the new client device connect to the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Srinivas Rao Killadi, Sree Vasthav Shatdarshanam Venkata, Chanakya Kondayya Chowdary Challagolla
  • Patent number: 10157533
    Abstract: Embodiments of a tracking device featuring a housing, which preferably is closed, waterproof, perhaps made from a synthetic material, and free of pressure switches or other man-machine interface, unless rudimentary at best, are disclosed. Typically, the tracking device comprises attachment means for its attachment to the object, which are suited to the object type. At best, its external shape is adapted to that of the object in such a way that the tracking device hardly vibrates or rattles during transport of the object. By virtue of its shape or by virtue of its attachment means, it is suitable for durable attachment to its object. Ideally, a tracking device measures only a few centimeters, or is even smaller. It should be suitable for being hidden in the object or for being separable therefrom only with difficulty. For such reasons alone, tracking devices differ from mobile telephones and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Hänggi
  • Patent number: 10149222
    Abstract: A wireless device 204 and a method for providing an improved cell reselection procedure. The wireless device is served in a serving cell 212-1. At a first point in time, the wireless device determines a first signal quality of a first signal received from the serving cell. At a second point in time, it determines a second signal quality of a second signal received from a neighbor cell 212-2, 222, 232. Based on the determined first and second signal qualities, the wireless device determines a first trigger condition for performing measurements for cell reselection. At a third point in time, the wireless device determines a third signal quality of a third signal received from the serving cell. When a difference between the third and first signal qualities has passed the trigger condition, the wireless device performs at least one measurement for cell reselection on at least one of the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Mårten Sundberg, Ulf Händel, Olof Liberg
  • Patent number: 10142913
    Abstract: A method for refining multicast service areas based on location may include receiving, at a mobile device, location-based definitions of service subareas located within a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) service area. Different MBMS content may be associated with two or more service subareas. The method includes storing the received location-based definitions of the service subareas within the mobile device, generating a current position of the mobile device, identifying a service subarea from the plurality of service subareas that circumscribes the current position of the mobile device, and permitting, in response to the identifying, user access to MBMS content associated with the identified service subarea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lisewski, Robert Kaphan
  • Patent number: 10142771
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with provision and receipt of virtual sensor service, are disclosed. In embodiments, an apparatus may comprise a virtual sensor server configured to provide virtual sensor service to one or more mobile client devices to virtualize one or more sensors of each of the one or more mobile client devices. Virtualization of the one or more sensors of each of the one or more mobile client devices may comprise provision of sensor data to each of the one or more mobile client devices, or reporting of sensor data to one or more recipients external to the one or more mobile client devices on behalf of respective one or ones of the one or more mobile client devices. The provision or the reporting supersedes the corresponding sensor on the respective one or more of the mobile client devices. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rita H. Wouhaybi, Stanley Mo, Tobias M. Kohlenberg
  • Patent number: 10135967
    Abstract: A touch-panel cellular phone specifies an invalid area not accepting a user's input operation on a touch panel in advance. The cellular phone detects a user's touch area on the touch panel so as to execute a function pre-assigned to the touch area not encompassed by the invalid area. Additionally, it is possible to reduce and display menu icons in the display area precluding the invalid area on the touch panel. Thus, it is possible to prevent an error operation when a user holding a cellular phone inadvertently touches the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoya Makiguchi
  • Patent number: 10135783
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for network communication to be maintained during transfer of email data between two devices. In one aspect a method includes receiving a request via a network connection with a mobile device for email data, determining a network timeout value of the request from the mobile device, producing the email data in response to receiving the request, in parallel with the production of the email data and while the processing of the email data is incomplete, determining an interval less than the network timeout value of the request, and sending a portion of a response to the request over the network connection to the mobile device at the interval, completing the response to the mobile device over the network connection in response to completion of the production of the email data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Forcepoint LLC
    Inventors: Ramon Daniela, Mark Ostrer, Michael Stoler
  • Patent number: 10135935
    Abstract: An Interactive Tracking Virtual World (ITVW) system, may be utilized with other systems accessible through the Internet and/or a communications network. The ITVW system may be operable as an online game and/or to provide a virtual environment. ITVW system users (i.e., ITVW users) may be individuals or groups, such as parents and/or their children, which utilize the ITVW system for tracking an identity within the ITVW system. The ITVW system may also include ITVW system participants (i.e., ITVW participants), such as commercial business establishments, individuals and/or other entities associated with the ITVW system. The ITVW system collects an ITVW user's location information and location history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Kristan Lisa Hamill
  • Patent number: 10123205
    Abstract: An aspect of the disclosure provides a method of admitting a session from a user device subscribed to a service with a virtual network operator. The method includes receiving a service request from said user device at an Access Point and selecting a network function Authentication and Authorization (AA) function (AAF) to confirm the user device is authorized for the requested service, and transmitting the request to the selected network function AAA function. The AAAF which processes the request may reside with the virtual network operator (VNO). However, the VNO may share its AAA database with other network entities (for example, Telecom Connectivity Service Providers (TCSPs) or InPs), and allow those entities to perform the AAA functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Hang Zhang, Ngoc Dung Dao, Sophie Vrzic, Philippe Leroux
  • Patent number: 10117164
    Abstract: A method for reselection of a cell in a wireless network comprises a) detecting that a level of a current serving cell is below a threshold defined for the current serving cell; b) determining the availability of a target cell at a lower or equal priority layer than the current serving cell; c) determining, for at least one available target cell at a lower or equal priority layer than the current serving cell, whether the available target cell has a level above a threshold defined for the available target cell; and d) selecting the available target cell if the determination at c) is affirmative; if the determination at c) is negative, using a hysteresis to select any target cell with a level better than the serving cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Christopher Peter Callender, Harri Aatos Jokinen, Leonardo Provvedi
  • Patent number: 10075205
    Abstract: Provided is a technique to download and install a profile to a universal integrated circuit without receiving, from a network, an SMS for triggering reception of the profile. Specifically, a terminal according to the present invention comprises a communication unit configured to transmit and receive a signal; a control unit configured to create information for triggering reception of a profile; and a universal integrated circuit card configured to: access a profile management server and receive the profile based on the information using the communication unit, and install the received profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Duckey Lee, Jonghan Park
  • Patent number: 10075583
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software are disclosed herein for handling incoming communications. In an implementation, an application receives a notification of an incoming communication for which a related application may have also received a related notification of the incoming communication. Prior to surfacing an indication of the incoming communication in a user interface, the application ascertains whether or not the related application will surface a related indication. If so, the application suppresses its own indication in favor of the related application. If not, the application surfaces its own indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Chandrasekaran, Ats Jenk
  • Patent number: 10070295
    Abstract: The present document provides a method and apparatus for processing a warning message, an MME, a CBC and a base station. Herein, the method includes that: a first request message for requesting for broadcasting a warning message is transmitted to a base station, herein a warning area range in the first request message includes Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) information (S402); and a first response message sent by the base station is received, herein the first response message carries the PLMN information corresponding to issuing of the warning message (S404).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yin Gao, Yunlu Wu
  • Patent number: 10070322
    Abstract: Dynamic frequency planning of shared spectrum is contemplated. The sharing may facilitate use of unlicensed or non-exclusively licensed spectrum within a geographical area service by two or more spectrum access sharing systems (SASs) or otherwise subjected to control of independently operating entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Smyth, Mark Poletti, James O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10064109
    Abstract: A method and system for performing cell change by a wireless device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the cell change is from a first group of cells of a first radio access technology, RAT, to a second group of cells of a second RAT. Performance of a cell change includes receiving a cell change command. In response to the cell change command, the wireless device synchronizes to interoperate with a first cell of the second group of cells of the second RAT within a first specified period of time. The wireless device synchronizes to interoperate with at least one remaining cell of the second group of cells of the second RAT within a second specified period of time ending after an end of the first specified period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Thomas Chapman, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 10057401
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a memory; a communication unit for exchanging communications with a wearable device and an external device; and at least one processor that is operatively coupled to the memory, configured to: detect an event that is associated with a connection with the external device; identify a function that is associated with the external device in response to the event; and transmit to the wearable device an instruction for executing the function, wherein the instruction is transmitted via the communications unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo-Sub Kim, Chulhyung Yang, Ji-Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10051478
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method which includes: first, receiving, by user equipment UE, a first scheduling time sent by a base station, where the first scheduling time is a time used by the UE to use the unlicensed spectrum based on a wireless cellular network and/or a time used by the UE to use the unlicensed spectrum based on a non-wireless cellular network; next, receiving, by the UE, an indication sent by the base station, where the indication is used to indicate that the base station has obtained the unlicensed spectrum, or indicate an offset time of the first scheduling time; and finally, obtaining, by the UE, a second scheduling time according to the indication and the first scheduling time, to use the unlicensed spectrum according to the second scheduling time based on the wireless cellular network and/or the non-wireless cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi Guo, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10051096
    Abstract: Disclosed is a portable electronic device that includes: a front glass cover that forms a front face of the electronic device; a rear cover that forms a rear face of the electronic device; a side portion that surrounds a space formed by the front glass cover and the rear cover; a display module embedded in the space and including a screen region that is exposed through the front glass cover; a printed circuit board (PCB) interposed between the display module and the rear cover, and including an opening that is at least partially closed; a battery installed within the opening and interposed between the display module and the rear cover; and a power control module (PCM) interposed between the PCB and the display module, and arranged adjacent to a side of the battery when viewed from a position above the PCB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangin Baek, Bongsuk Choi, Gyeongtae Kim, Heecheul Moon, Minsung Lee
  • Patent number: 10045358
    Abstract: In a situation where a direct channel (191) and a relaying channel (192) of a radio interface of a cellular network (100) are available to transmit data: selecting between the relaying channel (192) and the direct channel (191).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Anders Berggren, Rickard Ljung