Patents Examined by Chuong A Ngo
  • Patent number: 11151715
    Abstract: A dynamic analysis system includes: a hardware processor that: extracts an extended lung field region formed of one region including two lungs and a region between the two lungs from a dynamic image obtained by radiography of a dynamic state of a chest of a subject; and generates an analysis result image illustrating an analysis result of a pulmonary function in the extended lung field region by analyzing the dynamic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Noritsugu Matsutani
  • Patent number: 11153928
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus that communicates with a base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus including a receiver configured to receive an RRC reconfiguration message from the base station apparatus, a transmitter configured to transmit an RRC reconfiguration completion message in response to the RRC reconfiguration message to the base station apparatus, and a controller configured to generate the RRC reconfiguration completion message, wherein the RRC reconfiguration completion message is generated that includes information for identifying whether a measurement gap is necessary to measure a serving cell quality of a serving cell, based on first downlink bandwidth part (BWP) information and no second downlink BWP information or one or more pieces of second downlink BWP information of the serving cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tsuboi, Shohei Yamada, Takako Hori
  • Patent number: 11146974
    Abstract: Systems and methods for computing a standardized composite gain metric value for each solution that has been previously deployed to fix degradation issues at cell sites or other wireless nodes is disclosed. The method selects a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), each of which is highly correlated to customer experience. For example, the method selects the following KPIs: traffic, numbers of users, Physical Resource Block (PRB) utilization, Channel Quality Indicator (CQI), throughput, and so on. The method then assigns a weight to each KPI, such that the weight reflects each KPI's relative importance and ensures that the KPIs are not double counted. For each solution deployed at a cell site, the method computes values of the following composite gain metrics: weighted gain and offload index. The method then can rank the solutions based on the computed composite gain metric values so that an optimum solution can be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Khrum Kashan Jat, Ahmed Mahdaoui, Spoorthy Kondapally, Otto Fonseca Escudero, Gary Dousson
  • Patent number: 11134364
    Abstract: A method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus may be a User Equipment (UE) having a first subscription to a first RAT and a second subscription to a second RAT configured to operate using the first RAT, to change from operating using the first RAT to operating using the second RAT to monitor multiple Synchronization Signal Blocks (SSBs) at multiple times prior to performing at least one of decoding a paging message, receiving system information, searching a neighboring frequency, or measuring the neighboring frequency, to return to using the first RAT during a first period between at least one set of adjacent times of the multiple times that the UE monitors for the SSBs, and to change from using the first RAT to using the second RAT to receive the paging message, receive the system information, search the neighboring frequency, or measure the neighboring frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jun Hu, Qingxin Chen, Reza Shahidi, Hemanth Kumar Rayapati, Scott Hoover, Chhavi Jain, Subhash Simhambhatla, Padmanabhan Ramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 11122387
    Abstract: A system and method for using super geo-fences to improve efficiency of geo-fences is disclosed. A server system determines a geo-fence density based on a number of geo-fences in an area around a client system. In response to determining the geo-fence density is greater than a predetermined density value, the server system selects a number of geo-fences that is greater than a fixed number of geo-fences that the client system is capable of handling. The server system groups the selected geo-fences into a first and second group of geo-fences and generates a super geo-fence that encompasses the first group. The server system transmits the first and second group of geo-fences and the super geo-fence to an application stored at the client device. The application adds geo-fence data corresponding to the second group to the client system in response to detecting the client system crossing a boundary of the super geo-fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Kong, Chintan Jain, Rajkumar Chinnakonda
  • Patent number: 11116019
    Abstract: A datacenter, a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a communication control method in a communication system are provided that can enhance the versatility of a datacenter and a virtual network constructed therein. A communication system includes: a plurality of wireless communication facilities owned by a plurality of network operators, respectively; and a datacenter in which a virtual core network is constructed, wherein the virtual core network implements mobile communication functions by using the plurality of wireless communication facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Nakano, Hideo Hasegawa, Satoru Ishii
  • Patent number: 11096759
    Abstract: Operating a medical image recording device in the context of an image recording routine for a patient is provided. The image recording routine serves an image recording purpose. The image recording device is controlled based on operating parameters implemented by a controller of the image recording device. The operating parameters are identified completely automatically by an identification algorithm from input data describing at least the patient in the form of a patient model and/or the image recording purpose, and from a registration of the patient with a coordinates system of the image recording device. The operating parameters are used to control the image recording device. An examination region that is to be recorded for the patient and the image recording purpose are derived based on the registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Spahn, Philipp Bernhardt, Stefan Böhm, Boris Stowasser, Richard Obler, Stanislav Tashenov, Rudolf Leiblein, Andreas Berting, Markus Lendl, Oliver Baruth
  • Patent number: 11102620
    Abstract: A computer system for activating an event-based interactive device can be configured to receive, through a data input API, a unique device identifier. The unique device identifier may be associated with the event-based interactive device. Additionally, the system can be configured to receive user information associated with a user of the event-based interactive device. The system can classify event-based interactive devices into groups based upon the user information. Further, the system can be configured to transmit a command to at least one group of event-based interactive devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: HURDL INC.
    Inventor: Elizabeth McHugh
  • Patent number: 11101871
    Abstract: In a particular implementation, a method of wireless communication includes searching, at a user equipment (UE) having a first subscriber identity module (SIM) and a second SIM, transmit beams from a base station and receive beams from the UE to determine a subset of transmit beams. The method also includes storing indicators of the subset of transmit beams in a database accessible to the UE in response to the second SIM performing a particular operation that causes the first SIM to perform a tune away operation. The method further includes, after completion of the particular operation, performing measurement operations on the subset of transmit beams to select a particular transmit beam of the subset of transmit beams and a corresponding particular receive beam for attachment to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vishnu Namboodiri Karakkad Kesavan Namboodiri, Sandeep Kumar Aitha, Arnab Pal, Mohammad Ashraf
  • Patent number: 11089449
    Abstract: Systems and methods may be used for providing an emergency text service on a mobile device. These systems and methods may generate selectable indications with unique addresses and rank the selectable indications based on, for example, proximity of the mobile device to a probable location. Some systems and methods may display the ranked selectable indications on a user interface (e.g., on a display of the mobile device). An address may be inserted into the emergency text message when a selectable indication corresponding to the address is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Aref Hassan, Michael J. Davis, Ashley Ingram
  • Patent number: 11089465
    Abstract: A system including a processor and memory may provide for automated support communications, such as communications with individuals who need assistance. Automated communications may use one or more factors to determine how to adjust communications according to the needs of a user. For example, automated communications may be adjusted based on, e.g., a keyword used by a user in the user's communications, or a location associated with the user's mobile device or user vehicle. Automated communications may be adjusted in timing, frequency, or content. One or more external events (e.g., phone call, dispatch request, additional automated communication) may be triggered based on the automated communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Wilton Hunt, III, Bret McDermitt, Anna Reifman
  • Patent number: 11082799
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a network device includes an uplink port, a downlink port, a memory, and a processor. The processor is configured for providing a webserver; receiving a request from a mobile device of a user to establish a connection with the downlink port; establishing a first connection between the mobile device and the webserver via the downlink port; determining a media access control (MAC) address of the mobile device; receiving, from a server, user history information associated with the MAC address; and providing targeted information to the mobile device based on the user history information. The processor may be further configured for querying the server using the MAC address to obtain the user history information, collecting new user information and transmitting updated user history information to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: BOULDER INVESTMENTS, LLC
    Inventor: Hoang Thanh Tran
  • Patent number: 11082552
    Abstract: A method, a server and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium are provided. The method includes: obtaining a first location information of a mobile terminal at a current moment and a second location information of the mobile terminal within a preset duration prior to the current moment; determining a first mobile advertisement associated with the mobile terminal at the current moment based on the first and second location information of the mobile terminal, wherein the first mobile advertisement is different from a second mobile advertisement associated with the mobile terminal determined by the server based on the second location information and without the first location information; and sending the first mobile advertisement to the mobile terminal for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 11064349
    Abstract: Certain embodiments provide a method including obtaining data at a first time using at least one sensor associated with a mobile computing device, the at least one sensor arranged to gather data regarding at least one operating factor for the mobile computing device, the mobile computing device configured to receive market data and execute a trading application. The example method includes analyzing the data obtained from the at least one sensor to determine the at least one operating factor. The example method includes determining a first operating state of the mobile computing device based on the at least one operating factor. The example method includes altering a function of the mobile computing device with respect to the trading application based on the first operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott F. Singer
  • Patent number: 11055733
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for data broadcasting. One of the methods includes: receiving a wakeup message broadcast by a broadcast device in a predetermined range, wherein the wakeup message is configured to waking up a corresponding application installed on a terminal device from a sleep mode; receiving encrypted marketing message from the broadcast device, wherein the encrypted marketing message comprises merchant information and promotional information corresponding to the merchant information; determining that the encrypted marketing message belongs to a predetermined category; sending the encrypted marketing message to a server for verifying authenticity of the encrypted marketing message; and receiving the merchant information and the promotional information from the server when the authenticity of the encrypted marketing message is successfully verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhe Han, Lei Yang
  • Patent number: 11039294
    Abstract: A core network for a cellular system may maintain a dataset of one or more cell sites as being in an emergency zone. The dataset may be populated by local network operators in or near the emergency zone. The core network may consult the dataset prior to enforcing contractual terms for data rate throttling or re-prioritization to determine if the subscriber is in a designated emergency zone. If so, the core network may suspend the enforcement of data throttling or lowering priority so that subscribers in the emergency zone receive full access to the communication network. The dataset may include an expiration time or be on a timer so that the local network operators may be required to re-enroll the one or more cell sites as being in an emergency zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Artuso, Brandon Drake, James McFadden
  • Patent number: 11030744
    Abstract: A score of a histopathological diagnosis of cancer is generated by loading an image patch of an image into a processing unit, determining how many pixels of the image patch belong to a first tissue, processing additional image patches cropped from the image to determine how many pixels of each image patch belong to the first tissue, computing the score and displaying it along with the image on a graphical user interface. The image patch is cropped from the image of a slice of tissue that has been immunohistochemically stained using a diagnostic antibody. The first tissue comprises tumor epithelial cells that are positively stained by the diagnostic antibody. Determining how many pixels belong to the first tissue is performed by processing the image patch using a convolutional neural network. The score of the histopathological diagnosis is computed based on the total number of pixels belonging to the first tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: AstraZeneca Computational Pathology GmbH
    Inventors: Ansh Kapil, Nicolas Brieu
  • Patent number: 11032796
    Abstract: A base station transmits, to another base station, a paging request that requests the another base station to page a user equipment, and receives, from the another base station, a message indicating that the paging has failed in the another base station for the user equipment. The another base station receives the paging request requesting the another base station to page a user equipment, and pages the user equipment based on the paging request received from the base station, and transmits to the base station a message indicating that the paging has failed in the another base station for the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Kugo Morita, Henry Chang
  • Patent number: 11029210
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for the approach to an oriented relative position between a camera or scanning device and a dental assistance element (10), in particular via an app on a smartphone, for recording the dental assistance element (10), such as a miniature shade guide (10). A mark (4) is attached to the dental assistance element (10), and/or at least one part of the dental assistance element (10) is used as a mark (4). A stencil (6) which is congruent with or mathematically similar to the mark (4) is displayed on a display device of the camera or scanning device. For the approach to the oriented relative position between the camera or scanning device and the dental assistance element, a modification of the degree of coverage of the stencil (6) with the mark (4) or the one part of the dental assistance element (10) is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Manuel Schlegel, Markus Pauler
  • Patent number: 11032431
    Abstract: To provide a gateway device that achieves charging control in accordance with a RAT being used by a UE even when the UE is performing communication using different RATs at the same time, the present gateway device (30) includes a management unit (31) configured to, when a communication terminal (10) forms communication aggregation by performing a first radio communication using a first radio access technology and a second radio communication using a second radio access technology, manage at least one bearer assigned to the communication terminal (10) in association with information indicating the first and second radio access technologies, and a charging system communication unit (32) configured to transmit the information indicating the first and second radio access technologies to at least one policy charging control device (40) that performs charging control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Tamura