Patents Examined by Chuong A Ngo
  • Patent number: 10356818
    Abstract: A wireless communication terminal has a plurality of communicators, a radar detection circuit, a channel use confirmation circuit, a channel information acquisition circuit, a channel information notification circuit, a channel determination circuit, and a channel setting circuit. First communication channel information indicates a data communication channel set in a communicator of a first peripheral terminal. Second communication channel information indicates a monitoring communication channel set in the communicator of the first peripheral terminal or a communication channel confirmed to be usable by the channel use confirmation circuit of the first peripheral terminal. The channel determination circuit determines a communication channel different from any of a first communication channel indicated by the first communication channel information and a second communication channel indicated by the second communication channel information as the data communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hasegawa, Kiyoshi Toyoda
  • Patent number: 10348883
    Abstract: Provided is, for example, a control device which prevents notification of information from being provided to a user in a situation for which the user considers it inappropriate to receive notification of information. A control device (1) includes a motion detecting section (22), a brightness detecting section (21), and a notification permission determining section (35). In a case where the motion detecting section (22) detects that a predetermined motion is being given to an electronic apparatus (100) which includes the control device (1), the notification permission determining section (35) determines that notification of information is not to be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Narimi Horiguchi, Takahiro Ohkawa, Kiyotaka Takizuka
  • Patent number: 10349223
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed toward systems and methods for generating and sending a request in response to a single user interaction. For example, in response to detecting that a single user interaction moves past a first threshold relative to a transportation request graphical user interface, the systems and methods described herein provides an estimate associated with the destination option. Then, in response to detecting that the same single user interaction with the transportation request graphical user interface moves past a second threshold relative to the graphical user interface, the systems and method generate and send a transportation request to be matched to a provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LYFT, INC.
    Inventors: Frank Taehyun Yoo, Marc Haumann
  • Patent number: 10314002
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for providing a positioning service, a base station, and a terminal. The method for providing a positioning service comprises: sending positioning service provision capability indication information to a terminal; receiving a positioning service request reported by the terminal according to the positioning service provision capability indication information; and providing corresponding positioning service information to the terminal according to the positioning service request. In the content of the present disclosure, a corresponding positioning service is provided by using an existing mobile cellular base station, a great number of positioning base stations do not need to be built, and accordingly construction and maintenance costs can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: CHINA MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nan Li, Nan Hu, Haiyu Ding
  • Patent number: 10313829
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for managing a Point of Interest (POI) using a tile. An electronic device includes a memory; and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to receive map information of a cellular base station including a plurality of tiles from at least one server, determine a location of the electronic device based on the received map information, identify at least one tile corresponding to the location of the electronic device based on a request of the processor for configuring a POI, and obtain a first search list of POIs included in the at least one identified tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Rae Cho, Hyun Myung Kim, Youngpo Lee, Chai-Man Lim
  • Patent number: 10314055
    Abstract: System, methods, and computer-readable media herein dynamically assign bands to primary and secondary component carriers for inter-carrier aggregation capable devices. In embodiments, an inter-carrier aggregation capable device is identified as being within a coverage area of a cell site component that is controlled by a base station. When the device is within a predefined distance of the cell site component, throughput of the device is analyzed. When the throughput indicates that the device is impacted by noise and/or interference at the cell site, the base station assigns a band to a primary component carrier based on the sector power ratio (SPR) of a corresponding antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Andrew M. Wurtenberger, Rajveen Narendran
  • Patent number: 10305580
    Abstract: Signal precoding can include: determining a first antenna pattern gain for a beam directed from a first antenna feed on the satellite toward a first user terminal in a first cell and determining a second antenna pattern gain for a beam directed from a second antenna feed on the satellite toward a second user terminal in a second cell adjacent to the first cell; wherein the adjacent cells are partitioned into sectors; determining a first sector location of the first user terminal and a second sector location of the second user terminal; a precoder matrix circuit using the determined first and second antenna pattern gains to calculate a precoder matrix to reduce interference levels caused by the first signal at the second sector and by the second signal at the first sector; and the precoder matrix circuit applying the precoder matrix to the first and second signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Lin-Nan Lee, Udaya Bhaskar, Stanley Kay
  • Patent number: 10304044
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed herein leveraging financial networks standards with mobile device data and secure processing and storage environment knowledge to authenticate a device. For instance, a party to a transaction may utilize these elements of information, not traditionally associated with wireless transactions, to achieve a lower probability of fraud and/or a higher confidence associated with the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL RELATED SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Joanna Colegate, Charlie Craven, Christopher Adrian Kong, Jonathan Lupton, James H. Marsden
  • Patent number: 10292075
    Abstract: A radio base station and method comprise transmitting a message including measurement parameters to a radio terminal being in a connected state, and receiving measurement results of radio environment, location information, and a time stamp from the radio terminal in response to the radio terminal transitioning from an idle state to a connected state, the measurement results being measured by the radio terminal during the idle state. A network including the radio base station uses the measurement results to detect coverage problems of the network. The measurement results include a first measurement result for a first frequency band measured by the radio terminal in accordance with the measurement parameters, and the measurement results further comprise a second measurement result for a second frequency band measured by the radio terminal during the idle state even when the measurement parameters do not include a measurement instruction for the second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Noriyoshi Fukuta
  • Patent number: 10284709
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an apparatus including a controller that is electrically coupled to a plurality of transceivers within a vehicle for enabling bi-directional wireless communication via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) between the controller and an occupant communication device (OCD). The controller is further configured to: transmit an advertisement signal indicative of the vehicle being in motion from each transceiver to the OCD via BLE and to receive, at each transceiver, a scan request signal from the OCD via BLE at a first power level. The controller is further configured to determine the location of the OCD in the vehicle in response to receiving the scan request signal at each transceiver at the first power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lee Miller, Eric L. Reed, Doron M. Elliott, Bridget Chechak, David Anthony Hatton
  • Patent number: 10275800
    Abstract: In-person shopping at brick-and-mortar locations can be facilitated using visual voicemail systems. A user device can be detected upon entry or proximity to a retail location and a greeting visual voicemail message can be transmitted to the user device. User data may be integrated into the greeting message. The greeting message can also include options for a user to activate that allow the integration of the virtual and physical shopping experience. Options can include requests for sales associate help, product information or location, associated service plans or accessories, etc. Multiple remote resources can be coordinated to service a user's requests via a visual voicemail system while the user is shopping in the retail location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson M. Shaw
  • Patent number: 10271285
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunication system includes base stations for communicating with terminal devices. One or more base stations support a power boost operating mode in which a base station's available transmission power is concentrated in a subset of its available transmission resources to provide enhanced transmission powers as compared to transmission powers on these transmission resources when the base station is not operating in the power boost mode. A base station establishes an extent to which one or more base stations in the wireless telecommunications system supporting the power boost operating mode conveys an indication of this to a terminal device. The terminal device receives the indication and uses the corresponding information to control its acquisition of a base station of the wireless telecommunication system, for example by taking account of which base stations support power boosting and/or when power boosting is supported during a cell attach procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew William Webb, Hideji Wakabayashi, Brian Martin
  • Patent number: 10271362
    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: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Nakano, Hideo Hasegawa, Satoru Ishii
  • Patent number: 10271160
    Abstract: A communication device communicatable with an information processing device, including: a communicator that communicates with the information processing device; a detector that detects the movement of the communication device; an acquirer that acquires position information of the communication device by using one of different communication methods; and a selector that selects a communication method in which the acquirer acquires the position information, based on a selection signal transmitted from the information processing device; wherein when the detector detects the movement of the communication device, the communicator communicates with the information processing device, and the acquirer acquires the position information of the communication device by using the communication method selected by the selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Masahiro Yanagi, Kimihiro Maruyama, Tatsuya Kakehashi
  • Patent number: 10264419
    Abstract: A network analysis terminal is described that operates within a vehicle cabin to generate connectivity metrics. The terminal monitors packets communicated through at least one cabin network between a content server and passenger terminals. The terminal identifies passenger terminal identifiers that are addressed by content of the packets, and identifies names of vehicle passengers associated with the packets using the passenger terminal identifiers as indexes to retrieve the names of vehicle passengers from an information repository that maps names of vehicle passengers to passenger terminal identifiers. The terminal then generates connectivity metrics based on measurements performed on the packets over time and the identified names of the passengers, and controls communications through the at least one cabin network based on the connectivity metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian A. Still
  • Patent number: 10264399
    Abstract: A system and method of wireless communication between a location-based wireless communications device and a vehicle, the method including the steps of: detecting when the vehicle is within an operating range of the location-based wireless communications device; establishing a short-range wireless communication (SRWC) connection between the location-based wireless communications device and the vehicle, wherein the SRWC connection is carried out over at least a first frequency band that enables a multi-Gbps data transfer rate; and transferring data between the location-based wireless communications device and the vehicle over the SRWC connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Hrabak, John Sergakis, Nadav Lavi, Thomas M. Forest
  • Patent number: 10264398
    Abstract: Optimized delivery of locally applicable Internet content to users. A cache of locally applicable Internet content is maintained in a local content server, based upon a monitoring of locations of users requesting Internet content. Requests for Internet content are received from user equipment through a wireless network base station, and served from the local content server, which is logically proximate to the wireless network base station. The caching of locally applicable Internet content may be maintained on a layered basis. Secure action request receipt and corresponding performance, and item condition alerts are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Innovation Sciences, Inc
    Inventors: Tiehong Wang, Ximing Wang, Tiejun Wang
  • Patent number: 10264427
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Paul M. Andreas, John E. Belser, Rodney D. Nelson, Mark D. Peden
  • Patent number: 10254380
    Abstract: A method including obtaining location estimates of a wireless mobile device inside a structure based on wireless signals transmitted by the wireless mobile device and received at a plurality of wireless access points, wherein the inside of the structure is represented by a plurality of path segments; modeling a transition from a first estimated location of the wireless mobile device to a second estimated location of the wireless mobile device by minimizing a ratio of an angle to a length between the first estimated location and the second estimated location; selecting, based on the modeling a particular path segment of the plurality of path segments; and aligning the second estimated location of the mobile device to the particular path segment. An apparatus and a computer-readable storage media implementing the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Huy Phuong Tran, Santosh G. Pandey
  • Patent number: 10257836
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards a joint procedure in wireless communications for reporting a partial beam failure or performing beam management when no beams have failed. The joint procedure reports the beam management reference signal received power and control beam recovery on a common feedback channel, which avoids the need for a reserved, dedicated feedback channel resource for beam recovery. Also described is configuring a possibly different failure threshold for each selected beam, whereby the network can configure different beams to have different reliability/quality-of-service levels for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Wang, Salam Akoum, Arunabha Ghosh