Patents Examined by Christopher M. Brandt
  • Patent number: 10356574
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for identifying subscribers and/or content creators to each other while attending a real-world/live event. The real-world/live event may be in furtherance of content creation or in furtherance of providing preferential access to subscribers. Identification in the case of subscribers can be based upon subscribership information, commonality of one or more aspects of the subscribers and/or the content creators. For example, a subscriber may be identified with a level of prominence commensurate with the level at which he/she subscribers to a content creator to. Notifications and/or recommendations may be presented in an augmented reality experience along with augmented reality identifications of subscribers and/or content creators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Patreon, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Wood
  • Patent number: 10349257
    Abstract: There is provided a method and device for provisioning emergency number information on a user equipment. When a dialed number matches an emergency number from the provisioned emergency number information, the user equipment selects either the circuit switched domain or the packet switched domain and executes a call setup procedure for that domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker, Nicholas James Russell
  • Patent number: 10349377
    Abstract: A method and system of locating an embedded computing and communication device. The method, executed in a processor of a server computing device, comprises receiving, from a locator device, a request for locating the embedded device hosted within a host asset device, localizing the embedded device, determining a proximity of the locator device relative to the embedded device, and operating at least one user interface indicator based on the proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MAPSTED CORP.
    Inventors: Paramvir Singh Nagpal, Saeedeh Hamidifar
  • Patent number: 10341814
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and techniques for wireless device detection, information, tracking, and authentication within a platform are provided. Example embodiments provide a Wireless Device Detection, Tracking, and Authentication System and methods, which enables users to detect wireless devices, obtain stored information about wireless devices, and authenticate wireless devices for a variety of purposes including determining similarity of devices based upon prior network connections, pinpointing the location of the device, verifying the cryptographic signature of the device, obtaining metadata associated with the device, and controlling the device to perform a particular action such as alerts and notifications. An example WDDTAS platform includes a server, one or more edge sensors communicatively connected to wireless/wired devices with or without software to configure the device to perform as an electronic tag and connected to electronic smart tags, and a persistent data repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SCRRD, Inc.
    Inventors: Lucas Thoresen, Joshua Cohen
  • Patent number: 10338188
    Abstract: Electronic devices described herein are configured to use a beaconing capability to enable responders to locate a user of the electronic device. The beacon payload includes an incident identifier, among other data, that enables responders to identify the specific electronic device that was used to place the emergency call. The beacon payload is dynamically updated with refreshed data to enable responders to locate the user of the electronic device that may potentially be in transit from one location to another, and to adapt to changing circumstances associated with the emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Heming Wen, Frank Gorgenyi, Alain L. Michaud
  • Patent number: 10334502
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of staging real-time data in proximity to a mobile device. The method includes determining a geographic location associated with the mobile device and identifying a storage device located in proximity to the determined geographic location. The method also includes enabling real-time data published by the mobile device or provided to the mobile device to be stored on the identified storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: FedEx Corporate Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Ole-Petter Skaaksrud, Miley Ainsworth
  • Patent number: 10334504
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may allow for the selective enabling and/or disabling of shared access points (“SAPs”). The selective enabling and/or disabling may occur based on the analysis of key performance indicators (“KPIs”) associated with the SAPs. The selective enabling and/or disabling may cause the SAPs to cease (or continue) broadcasting their availability for User Equipment (“UEs”) of a particular wireless provider, decline (or accept) bearer requests for UEs of the particular wireless provider, or terminate existing connections with UEs of the particular wireless provider. The selective enabling and/or disabling may be performed for certain applications or Quality of Service (“QoS”) levels. The selective enabling and/or disabling may be performed proactively (e.g., without necessarily determining that the performance for a given SAP has not met a threshold performance), based on historical trends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Shankar Venkatraman, Lalit R. Kotecha, Sergio Aguirre, Lee K. Tjio
  • Patent number: 10321368
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, includes: receiving, by the computer, information. The information includes: contextual information associated with a communication request, an expiry time which corresponds to the communication request, one or more identities corresponding to the communication request, and communication resources associated with the communication request. Furthermore, the communication resources include a channel and/or a spectrum band which correspond to the communication request. The expiry time is packaged, by the computer, with the communication resources. Moreover, the packaged expiry time and communication resources are passed, by the computer, to devices corresponding to each of the one or more identities. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gandhi Sivakumar, Rajan Dilavar Mithani, Sandeep Ramesh Patil, Sasikanth Eda, Abhishek Jain
  • Patent number: 10312988
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for a beam reporting and identification system that can use two different types of signals as reference signals when reporting on beam strengths. The user equipment device can send a unified report that reports on each of the different types of reference signals using a unified beam index. In an embodiment, the first type of reference signal can be a user equipment (UE) specific reference signal, such as a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS), while the second type of signal used as a reference signal can be a synchronization signal (SS), received as an SS block. The unified index, where SS blocks are grouped into a number of groups, allows for the same number of bits to report on both synchronization signals and CSI-RS signals in the same report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Salam Akoum, Xiaoyi Wang, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10304142
    Abstract: The systems and methods may transmit a plurality of locationing pulse requests from a mobile device in a vehicle to an audio system of the vehicle during a period of operation of the vehicle. The audio system may have an array of speakers disposed inside the vehicle, and the locationing pulse requests may include a request to emit a locationing pulse from the array of speakers. The systems and methods may further receive the locationing pulse at a microphone of the mobile device; and determine, based upon receiving the locationing pulse, that the vehicle was in service of a TNC company, or otherwise operating as a TNC vehicle, during the period of operation based upon passengers entering and leaving the vehicle during the period of operation. Insurance covering the operation of the vehicle for TNC use may be verified, and/or alternatively, offered to facilitate insuring TNC vehicle operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Justin Davis, Kristopher Keith Gaudin, Craig Benjamin Cope
  • Patent number: 10306409
    Abstract: Real-time zone events are tracked within a venue by detecting real-time location and movement of multiple mobile devices relative to a set of short-distance wireless device location detection sensors positioned within the venue. The zone events represent differences of relative movements, coincident similar real-time movements, and measured dwelling times of multiple mobile devices within the venue as users of the respective mobile devices move across boundaries of, move within, and dwell within the multiple configured zones of the venue. A relationship is inferred between at least two of the users responsive to a configured zone event threshold being satisfied by the tracked zone events of the two users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lisa Seacat DeLuca
  • Patent number: 10306004
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for controlling the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a communication interface configured to receive a message, at least one processor configured to determine a notification scheme for outputting the message based on status information about the electronic device and obtain a summary message by converting the message according to the notification scheme, and an output module for outputting the summary message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hae-Jun Lee, Deok-Ho Kim, Tae-Yeun Yang, Seung-Hak Yu, Ji-Hyun Rho, Ha-Yoon Jung, Ho-Jin Jung
  • Patent number: 10306643
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed that includes receiving connectivity information from a plurality of client devices connect to a network associated with a plurality of base stations; storing the connectivity information in one or more memories; determining a first location of a first device that desires to connect to a base station associated with the network; identifying a set of candidate bands and channels for connection to the base station based on the first location and the connectivity information; and transmitting the set of candidate bands and channels to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Junda Liu, Weihua Tan, Shishir Kumar Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10306652
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to managing interference among feedback transmissions are provided. A first wireless communication device receives, from a second wireless communication device, a first forward data transmission request signal over a first link in a first link direction, wherein the first forward data transmission request signal is associated with a first feedback transmission over the first link in a second link direction opposite the first link direction. The first wireless communication device yields, in response to the first forward data transmission request signal, access to a channel resource for the first feedback transmission based on at least an interference tolerance level of the second wireless communication device and an interference level on the first feedback transmission from the first wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chong Li, Junyi Li, Piyush Gupta
  • Patent number: 10299120
    Abstract: A method for assigning a cellular network identity. The method comprises receiving (222), in a user equipment capable to attach to a cellular network and a wireless local area network, a unique representation of a user equipment context of the user equipment and in what cellular network node the user equipment is or is going to be attached, from a network node. The unique representation is labelled (224) as a cellular network identity and cellular network identity is stored (226) a pseudonym identity and/or a fast re-authentication identity in a memory in the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Daniel Nilsson, Qian Chen, Chunbo Wang
  • Patent number: 10292097
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, wireless spectrum and battery power conservation is achieved through an adaptable multicast group communication scheme. This involves a method for controlling the multicast transmission rate based on a first operation of receiving information from a multicast receiving device that is a member of a multicast group. Based on this information and potentially other information from other member devices, the modulation and coding rate for the multicast group is altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Subbu Ponnuswamy
  • Patent number: 10291314
    Abstract: A system and methodology to dynamically identify and control a UAV with a beam instrument is provided. Specifically, each UAV is provided with a telecommunication module. User equipment is provided with a beam device capable of measuring the distance, speed and location of a UAV. The user equipment is coupled to a command and control center through a command and control center network that can access a data store storing information about UAVs. Identification of the UAV is obtained through a telecommunication network that communicates with the telecommunication module to obtain location information and identity information for each telecommunication module associated with a UAV. The command and control center acquires the identity information and correlates the identity information with FAA register information from an FAA network. Identification of the target UAV is then communicated to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui, Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 10292004
    Abstract: A method, device and medium for acquiring location information are provided. The method includes: acquiring a remaining power amount of a mobile terminal; acquiring location information of the mobile terminal when the remaining power amount of the mobile terminal is less than a preset threshold; and transmitting the location information to a target receiving terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Xie, Tian Ren, Yue Cheng
  • Patent number: 10284249
    Abstract: A holding pouch apparatus worn on the palm of one's hand securing mobile tech devices to the palm side of the hand. People often hold their devices in their hands even when they have pockets or alternative ways to carry their technology with them. This holding pouch is fashionably designed to coordinate with the wardrobe and event by the user. The wearer can select the one right for their particular activity. Cell phones and other electronic devices are often easily broken, discarded and lost. To discourage the re-mining of materials from the Earth, this holder will help prevent the loss and damage to the tech devices and encourage materials sustainability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Karee Buffin
  • Patent number: 10277738
    Abstract: A mobile device (101) includes: a memory for storing contact information of the mobile device, a transceiver for exchanging voice and/or data signals within a telecommunications network, wherein the mobile device is configured to: provide (501, 513) the contact information to a server in the network, initiate (202), in response to a first user input, a first voice connection to the server; and at least one of receive (2051), from the server, command data for initiating (2052) a second voice connection to a called party identified in the contact information; and send (2054) authorization to the server to access user credentials included in the contact information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Vipconn B.V.
    Inventor: Petrus Siebrandus Ter Schure