Patents Examined by Chuck Huynh
  • Patent number: 10785605
    Abstract: Provided is a method including a location-sharing acquaintance registration process, a location-sharing acquaintance location information receiving process in which the acquaintance location sharing application receives location information of location-sharing acquaintances present within a preset proximity radius from a current location of the user from the location information providing server, a location-sharing acquaintance distance display process in which the acquaintance location sharing application displays only the number and separation distances of location-sharing acquaintances present within the proximity radius of the user without identification information of the location-sharing acquaintances as long as the location-sharing acquaintances are present within the proximity radius, and a paid location-sharing acquaintance identification information providing process in which the acquaintance location sharing application provides the identification information of the location-sharing acquaintances p
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: In Tae Park, Sung Uk Jang
  • Patent number: 10757753
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for managing wireless transmitting devices in which a wireless transmission from a transmission device is detected within or about a set area and an allowability of the transmission device to continue transmitting is based on an identification information, of the device, a location of the device and a number being called by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BINJ Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph S. Noonan
  • Patent number: 10757575
    Abstract: A positioning node (e.g., SMLC), a Radio Access Network (RAN) Node (e.g., BSS/BTS), and a wireless device (e.g., MS) are described herein which implement procedures and corresponding modified or new messages/information elements/fields to reduce the possibility of a bandit (e.g., invalid or unauthorized) wireless device from triggering the RAN Node (e.g., BSS/BTS) to generate false timing advance (TA) information associated with the wireless device and report the false TA information to the positioning node (e.g., SMLC) which leads the positioning node (e.g., SMLC) to estimate with degraded accuracy a position of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Nicklas Johansson, John Walter Diachina
  • Patent number: 10757622
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may receive a priority list associated with preferred radio frequencies from a serving base station. In certain aspects, each radio frequency of the preferred radio frequencies associated with a first set of base station may operate on a first RAT. In certain other aspects, the apparatus may determine if the UE is able to reselect to the first RAT. In certain other aspects, the apparatus may perform a rank-based cell reselection procedure based on signal strength when the UE is unable to reselect to the first RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ankur Srivastava, Kishore Kumar Yannakula, Suresh Sanka, Ajit Gupta, Bhanu Kiran Janga
  • Patent number: 10754003
    Abstract: A method for determining the position of a mobile node applied to a roadside unit (RSU) is provided. The RSU and a plurality of mobile nodes form a communication network of a road. The method includes the steps of: obtaining, by, via at least one sensor, first road information, wherein the first road information provides absolute position distribution information associated with the mobile nodes; receiving, by a communication device, second road information from a first mobile node of the mobile nodes, wherein the second road information provides relative position distribution information associated with the first mobile node and second mobile nodes adjacent to the first mobile node; and determining, by a comparison device, the position of the first mobile node on the road according to the first road information and the second road information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Po-Chun Kang, Tzu-Hsiang Su, Kuo-Huang Hsu, Pei-Chuan Tsai, Yi-Jing Lee
  • Patent number: 10749807
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for optimizing a wireless network. A description of a traffic incident is received. An impact area is generated from the description. A geographic polygon is generated based on the impact area. The network usage of the geographic polygon is determined. A message including the network usage for the geographic polygon may be transmitted to a mobile network operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: George Filley
  • Patent number: 10750420
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems of managing vertical handoffs in a wireless communication network. Embodiments include analyzing wireless device usage to determine usage patterns, which may include locations and times at which the wireless device is typically accessing the network. The network may recognize points in the usage patterns at which signal quality parameters are typically reduced. Such reductions in signal quality parameters may lead to inefficient vertical handoffs. The network may decrease adverse effects of inefficient vertical handoffs by reducing ping ponging, selecting links between wireless devices and network nodes, or indicating to a user of the wireless device that delays and/or data loss may occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Erik Hershey, John Anderson Fergus Ross, Michael James Hartman, Richard Louis Zinser
  • Patent number: 10742335
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile terminal in a mobile communications network comprising a core network and a base station, wherein the mobile terminal is capable of transmitting data to and receiving data from the core network via the mobile base station or via a WLAN includes in the event that the WLAN becomes unavailable, reporting the WLAN unavailability to the mobile communications network, and detecting the WLAN becoming available again, and notifying the mobile communications network. A mobile terminal includes a transceiver configured to transmit data to and receive data from the core network via the mobile base station or via a WLAN, a controller configured to in the event that the WLAN becomes unavailable, report the WLAN unavailability to the mobile communications network via the transceiver, and detect the WLAN becoming available again, and notify the mobile communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Himke Van Der Velde, Gert-Jan Van Lieshout, Jaehyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 10742342
    Abstract: A method of managing uplink interference at a base station includes: detecting uplink interference caused by one or more inter-cell user equipments to an uplink channel of a base station, the one or more inter-cell user equipments associated with a neighboring base station; receiving, at the base station, assistance information from the neighboring base station, the assistance information comprising a parameter list of ongoing transmissions by the one or more user equipments associated with the neighboring base station; and performing uplink interference cancellation, at the base station, on at least a portion of a received signal based on the assistance information to generate a resulting signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soumya Das, Bongyong Song, Samir Salib Soliman, Kaushik Chakraborty
  • Patent number: 10735905
    Abstract: Systems and methods for proactively identifying and surfacing relevant content on an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display are disclosed herein. In one aspect, a method includes executing, on the device, an application in response to an instruction from a user of the electronic device. While executing the application, the method further includes collecting usage data. The usage data at least includes one or more actions performed by the user within the application. The method also includes: automatically, without human intervention, obtaining at least one trigger condition based on the collected usage data and associating the at least one trigger condition with a particular action of the one or more actions performed by the user within the application. Upon determining that the at least one trigger condition has been satisfied, the method includes providing an indication to the user that the particular action associated with the trigger condition is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Daniel C. Gross, Patrick L. Coffman, Richard R. Dellinger, Christopher P. Foss, Jason J. Gauci, Aria D. Haghighi, Cyrus D. Irani, Bronwyn A. Jones, Gaurav Kapoor, Stephen O. Lemay, Colin C. Morris, Michael R. Siracusa, Lawrence Y. Yang, Brent D. Ramerth, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Jannes G. A. Dolfing, Giulia P. Pagallo, Xin Wang, Jun Hatori, Alexandre R. Moha, Kevin D. Clark, Karl Christian Kohlschuetter, Jesper S. Andersen, Hafid Arras, Alexandre Carlhian, Thomas Deniau, Mathieu J. Martel, Sofiane Toudji
  • Patent number: 10728870
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for avoiding attempts by a UE to attach to a RAT network when that RAT network is unavailable. According to certain aspects, the UE may detect scenarios when the RAT network is unavailable and take preemptive action to prevent the UE from attempting to acquire service on that RAT. For example, the UE may effectively remove that RAT from a list of supported RATs by sending a UE capability message indicating that RAT is not supported, which may prevent network-initiated transitions of the UE to that RAT. The UE may also remove the unavailable RAT from an internal list of supported RATs, which may prevent UE-initiated transitions to that RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Bhatnagar, Shyamal Ramachandran, Vitaly Drapkin, Vamsi Krishna Dokku, Hariharan Sukumar, Zhong Ren, Vidula Rajeev Kurundkar
  • Patent number: 10721662
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods for selecting or reselecting a cell from among a plurality of cells. The present disclosure is also providing mobile stations for performing these methods, and computer readable media the instructions of which cause the mobile station to perform the methods described herein. For this purpose, the mobile station is detecting cells which are candidates (i.e. candidate cells) for selection or reselection, utilizing either the normal coverage mode or the enhanced coverage mode. Further, the mobile station is selecting or reselecting a cell among the candidate cells detected, utilizing either the normal coverage mode or the enhanced coverage mode. The mobile station is performing the detection and the selection or reselection on the basis of stored information indicating whether or not at least one of the candidate cells supports that the detection and the selection or reselection utilize the enhanced coverage mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Prateek Basu Mallick, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Joachim Loehr
  • Patent number: 10701542
    Abstract: A method for providing an alternate communication pathway for emergency data to an emergency service provider (ESP) is disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more processors of said emergency assistance system (EAS) implement the method for using social media content to detect and facilitate emergency communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael John Martin, Nicholas Edward Horelik, Reinhard Ekl, Michelle Cahn, John Paul Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10687207
    Abstract: A method for data migration is provided. The method includes the following. A first terminal obtains attribute information of a second terminal by scanning a two-dimensional code of the second terminal. The first terminal determines a first application compatible with the second terminal according to the attribute information of the second terminal. The first terminal obtains a first data set by performing data backup on the first application and transmits the first data set to the second terminal. A terminal is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Yingyu Hong, Tianyang Lu
  • Patent number: 10645529
    Abstract: A motor vehicle is disclosed that includes at least one linear lighting means for directly and/or indirectly lighting a vehicle interior. A position-sensing unit senses ego information describing a position and an orientation of the motor vehicle. A control device determines, from location information describing the position of a person, and from the ego information, direction information describing a direction of the person in relation to the motor vehicle (1), selects, in accordance with the direction information, a sub-group of lighting segments that includes at least one lighting segment to be activated, and activates the lighting segment belonging to the sub-group in accordance with a configuration, which specifies the lighting brightness and/or the lighting color of the lighting segment, and which visualizes the position of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Stephan Berlitz, Friedrich-Uwe Tontsch, Julia Kastner
  • Patent number: 10602417
    Abstract: A system described herein improves user equipment (“UE”) access to call and data services provided by a network carrier by updating settings on the UE based device data from the UE. The updates may modify the UE hardware configuration, including activating or deactivating different network radios of the UE, enable or disable different call or data services accessed through the different network radios, and/or modify parameters controlling UE network selection and switching (e.g., handoff). In doing so, the system may improve the user experience when accessing wireless services of the network carrier and resolve quality issues whether due to poor signal strength, congested networks, or excessive network switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Bharadwaj Vemuri, Binaben Dipesh Patel
  • Patent number: 10602411
    Abstract: A method for redirecting a user equipment (UE) from a first network to a second network is described. The method includes determining, at a wireless access point of the first network, information for the UE about one or more mobile network operator (MNO) networks. The method also includes selecting the second network for redirection from among the one or more MNO networks based on the determined information. The method further includes sending the UE a redirection message that redirects the UE from the first network to the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jangwon Lee, Nam Soo Park, Rajat Prakash, Neil C. Carlson
  • Patent number: 10588094
    Abstract: For a cluster of cellular communication sites, the power consumption and data load of each site is measured over multiple time periods to determine an energy factor indicating the degree by which the power consumption of each site increases with increasing data load. The energy factors are then analyzed to determine coverage area sizes for the communications sites that will serve a given area while taking advantage of more efficient site to reduce overall power consumption of the cluster of sites. Transmission power levels are then adjusted at the sites to achieve these coverage area sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Chunming Liu
  • Patent number: 10575237
    Abstract: There is provided a method for transmitting an uplink message, the method performed by a user equipment (UE). The method may comprise: receiving, by the UE, a request about a visited cell history; transmitting, by the UE, in response to the request, the visited cell history. Here, the cell visited history may include an identifier of a visited cell, and time information corresponding to the visited cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10560801
    Abstract: Beacon applications for content discovery and interaction include triggering features in applications, application discovery, embedding beacon information in streaming media, synchronizing the presentation of content on mobile devices and automatic configuration of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Steve S. Gedikian