Patents Examined by Cong Tran
  • Patent number: 10219128
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wristwatch, a wearable device, an emergency help seeking method, and a speed dial method. The present invention can carry out the functions of emergency help seeking and/or speed dial by cooperating a wristwatch or a wearable device putting on a user with the user's mobile terminal. For instance, when the user continuously taps or shakes the wristwatch or wearable device, this action can notify the user's mobile terminal to execute the emergency calling function. According to the number of times the user taps the wristwatch or the wearable device, the mobile terminal can quickly dial, according to the number of times the user taps, a phone number of a contact person corresponding thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: PRINCO CORP.
    Inventor: Pei-liang Chiu
  • Patent number: 10142818
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to reuse wireless circuitry to communicate with multiple wireless networks to support multiple subscriber identities in a wireless communication device are disclosed. A representative method includes receiving signaling messages for a second subscriber identity from a second wireless network while connected to a first wireless network for a first subscriber identity. A portion of radio frequency wireless circuitry is reconfigured to communicate with the second wireless network to establish a signaling channel and respond to signaling messages received from the second wireless network. The portion of radio frequency wireless circuitry is reconfigured between the first and second wireless networks to maintain a connection with the first wireless network while also receiving from the second wireless network limited information that can be provided to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Qiang Miao, Jianxiong Shi, Li Su, Wenping Lou
  • Patent number: 10136335
    Abstract: An integrated repeater is provided that places a donor antenna and a server antenna proximate to null-field points from the server antenna and the donor antenna, respectively, thereby increasing the isolation level between the donor antenna and the server antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventors: Michiel Petrus Lotter, InKwang Kim, Jason Foster Cook
  • Patent number: 10136333
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. A device may use enhanced reporting mechanisms to support control information reporting on shared spectrum. In some cases, a device may utilize enhanced component carriers (eCCs) for data transmissions. In one example, the device may transmit control information (e.g., ACK/NACK, CSI, etc.) to a corresponding device using a CCA exempt transmission (CET). In another example, a device may report control information quasi-periodically. For instance, a device may be assigned a specified interval and a control feedback window for reporting control information (e.g., CSI). The window may provide a duration prior and subsequent to the specified interval during which a UE may transmit control information. For example, the device may perform a CCA reserving the channel for a duration that does not include the specified interval but may transmit feedback information based on determining the specified interval falls within the assigned window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Taesang Yoo, Siddhartha Mallik, Xiaoxia Zhang, Jing Sun, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan
  • Patent number: 10121288
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems, methods, and machine-readable media are disclosed for enabling the management of a transit user account of a transit system with a mobile device. Embodiments of a transit system utilizing such transit user accounts are also disclosed. Embodiments for enabling a mobile device to manage a transit user account can include receiving an identification code of a fare media and receiving contact information of the mobile device. The transit user account, which can be used in transactions of the transit system associated with the fare media, can be created using user information and a passcode. Additionally, the mobile device can be authenticated by sending at least one message to the mobile device and receiving at least one message from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cubic Corporation
    Inventors: Philip B. Dixon, Timothy Cook, Pradip Mistry, Janet Koenig, David L. deKozan
  • Patent number: 10123173
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for safely and efficiently requesting transportation services through the user of mobile communications devices capable of geographic location determination. New customers may be efficiently serviced, and the requester and transportation provider locations may be viewed in real time on the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PROSPER TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Olaf Martin Lubeck, John H. Hall
  • Patent number: 10098137
    Abstract: The timing used by communication equipment in a licensed frequency band by is used by the communication equipment for communication in an unlicensed frequency band. Time divisions, such as frames, subframes, timeslots, and symbol times, defined for use in the licensed frequency band are used by the communication equipment to communicate in the unlicensed frequency band. Before a transmitting device transmits within the unlicensed frequency band, the unlicensed frequency band is monitored for radio frequency energy to determine if the spectrum is currently being used. If no energy is detected, or the level is below a threshold, it is determined that the unlicensed band can be used by the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Amit Kalhan
  • Patent number: 10097953
    Abstract: An electronic system provides various features and functionality for managing resources. An alert may be sent when a mobile device crosses a geo-fence. The alert may describe how much of the resource is available for the types of transaction that are likely to occur within the geo-fence. The alert may request or confirm the allocation of the transaction to a resource pool or suggest alternative transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Wayne Hartman, Nathan Mahoney, Hoang Trung Vo, Joshua Samuel Leonard, Michal Leighton Van Cleave, Jeffrey Young, Luke James Gradeless, Brandon K. Esplin
  • Patent number: 10098035
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal device configured to transmit a HARQ-ACK in a subframe n by using a PUCCH of a special secondary cell, on the basis of detection of PDSCH transmission in a subframe n-k for a special secondary cell. Upon the terminal device having a capability of performing simultaneous transmission and reception in a primary cell and the special secondary cell, the k is given by referring to a second UL/DL configuration. Upon the terminal device not having the capability of performing simultaneous transmission and reception in the primary cell and the special secondary cell, and upon a first UL/DL configuration being different from the second UL/DL configuration, the k is given by referring to the first UL/DL configuration and the second UL/DL configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Tatsushi Aiba, Kazunari Yokomakura, Hiroki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10080139
    Abstract: An information sending method includes receiving, by a first application, request information sent by a second application, where the request information carries association information of the second application, the first application is running in a first operating system, the second application is running in a second operating system, the first operating system includes a first network interface, and the second operating system includes a second network interface. The method also includes receiving, by the first application, a first message from an external network by using the first network interface; and extracting, by the first application, first information from the first message according to the association information of the second application, and sending the first information to the second application, so that the second application sends, by using the second network interface, the first information to an application server corresponding to the second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ru Li, Huangwei Wu
  • Patent number: 10080099
    Abstract: A restricted zone monitoring system and associated methods are disclosed. The restricted zone monitoring system can include a connection to a network that includes cellular device location information. The restricted zone monitoring system can also include a restricted zone database including information defining one or more restricted zones. In addition, the restricted zone monitoring system can include a processor that compares the cellular device location information to the restricted zone database to determine whether a cellular device is located in a restricted zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Warren W. Kusumoto, Uma Jha
  • Patent number: 10070301
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for initiating signaling in mobile management entity pools using workflows. A processor can execute an orchestrator application. The processor can receive location data that indicates a geographic location at which a virtual mobility management entity has been instantiated and registered. The processor can obtain a mobility management entity topology that defines boundaries of two or more mobile management entity pools and identify, based on the location data, one of the mobility management entity pools in which the virtual mobility management entity is located. The processor can identify pool elements included in the mobility management entity pool, obtain a workflow for establishing and configuring the pool elements, and request establishment of signaling between the virtual mobile management entity and the pool elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vikram Seenappa, Vivek Mhatre, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10057783
    Abstract: A network for providing air-to-ground (ATG) wireless communication in various cells may include an in-flight aircraft including an antenna assembly, a plurality of ATG base stations, a plurality of terrestrial base stations. Each of the ATG base stations defines a corresponding radiation pattern, and the ATG base stations are spaced apart from each other to define at least partially overlapping coverage areas to communicate with the antenna assembly in an ATG communication layer defined between a first altitude and a second altitude. The terrestrial base stations are configured to communicate primarily in a ground communication layer below the first altitude. The terrestrial base stations and the ATG base stations are each configured to communicate using the same radio frequency (RF) spectrum in the ground communication layer and ATG communication layer, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC
    Inventors: Ryan M. Stone, Douglas Hyslop
  • Patent number: 10057882
    Abstract: A method of determining location of a wireless communication service subscriber based on a user equipment (UE) self-identifying to a WiFi access point (AP) without establishing a data session between the UE and the WiFi AP. The method comprises receiving an identity of a UE by a WiFi AP, transmitting a first message comprising the identity of the UE and an identity of a store where the WiFi AP is located by the WiFi AP to a server. The method further comprises looking up by the server a communication address of the UE and a link to a web application associated with the store, building a second message comprising to link to the web application by the server, and transmitting the second message by the server to the UE via a cellular wireless communication link, whereby the UE is enabled to execute the web application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jason R. Delker, Matthew Habiger, Wayne William Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10051682
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for scheduling radio resource control connections between a wireless device and a network element of a network in advance. According to some embodiments, a wireless device may provide an indication of one or more types of upcoming data traffic to the network element. The network element may schedule one or more radio resource control connections for the wireless device based at least in part on the indication of one or more types of upcoming data traffic. The network element may provide an indication of the scheduled radio resource control connection(s) to the wireless device. The wireless device and the network may establish the scheduled radio resource control connection at the scheduled time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sarma V. Vangala, Tarik Tabet, Venkateswara Rao Manepalli, Madhusudan Chaudhary, Faraz Faheem, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Jianxiong Shi, Sreevalsan Vallath
  • Patent number: 10051119
    Abstract: Telecommunications systems that are adapted to: (1) monitor a user's behavior to anticipate that the user will likely imminently place an emergency services request; and (2) in response to determining that a request for emergency services is likely to be initiated imminently, facilitate the transmission of telemetry data from the user's mobile computing device to a remote computer for use in determining a dispatchable location for use by a PSAP that will handle the request. The system may execute these steps in advance of the request for emergency services being initiated. For example, the system may monitor the user's behavior, and determine that the user will imminently place an emergency call in response to determining that the user has dialed one or more digits of an emergency number, but has not yet selected a “send” key (or the equivalent) to formally initiate the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Laaser Critical Communications, Corp.
    Inventors: Michael R. Self, Frederick L. White, Raymond J. Penn, Jonathan A. Harmer, William R. Whitehurst
  • Patent number: 10051427
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to providing location-based health alerts based on biological indicators. In some aspects, a server may receive information that identifies a location associated with a mobile device. The server may determine a venue associated with the location. The server may identify health information associated with the venue. The health information may be based on data previously received in association with the venue. The server may provide a health alert based on the health information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Arnold Gum
  • Patent number: 10038981
    Abstract: A mobile device synchronously scans different terrestrial networks for positioning measurements to align the scans in time. With minimal time difference between the scans, the positioning measurements from the different terrestrial networks may be used for crowdsourcing or position determination. The mobile device may synchronously scan a wireless wide area network (WWAN) and a local area wireless network so that positioning measurement derived from the scans are aligned in time. A local area wireless network is, e.g., a wireless local area networks (WLANs) or wireless personal area network (WPANs) but does not include cellular networks or satellite networks. The scans may be scheduled at a hardware level to ensure tight synchronization with near-zero time difference between the scans. Alternatively, the scans may be synchronized at a software level with only scans that occur within a time difference threshold from each other are used for crowdsourcing or positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Rayman Pon, Ju-Yong Do
  • Patent number: 10034130
    Abstract: A subset of geofences is selected from a set of geofences operating in an area, each geofence in the subset satisfying a primary consideration relative to at least one other geofence in the subset. In response to a first payload of a first geofence and a second payload of a second geofence satisfying a secondary consideration, a combined geofence definition is formed by combining a first definition of the first geofence with a second definition of the second geofence. At a data processing system distinct from a mobile device traveling in the area, the first payload is combined with the second payload to form a combined payload. The combined geofence definition and the combined payload are transmitted to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10027505
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for retrofitting a vehicle are presented. The method relates to a vehicle with a factory-installed first apparatus which communicates with a factory-installed second apparatus through a vehicle data bus using a first message. The method includes electrically disconnecting the vehicle data bus between the first apparatus and the second apparatus and electrically connecting a retrofit apparatus to the vehicle data bus. The method further includes transmitting a second message from the retrofit apparatus to the first apparatus which is indistinguishable from the first message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sucxess LLC
    Inventor: Axel Nix