Patents Examined by Danh Le
  • Patent number: 10149303
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for an interference-aware resource-sharing scheme for multiple D2D group communications is provided. The method for interference-aware resource-sharing scheme for multiple D2D communications includes initializing a D2D communication request and deciding the numbers of D2D pairs and CUEs, grouping D2D pairs according to the decided numbers of the D2D pairs and CUEs, selecting target CUEs for the grouped D2D pairs to share frequency resources, applying interference alignment to the D2D groups, updating the set of the CUEs and D2D pairs, and moving the rest of the D2D pairs to the orthogonal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INHA-Industry Partnership Institute
    Inventors: Kyung Hi Chang, Yunpeng Li, Zeeshan Kaleem
  • Patent number: 10149129
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to systems and methods for providing emergency messages to a mobile device. In an exemplary embodiment, a system for communicating emergency messages is provided comprising a mobile device comprising an emergency message application and a personal emergency message transceiver, an emergency message control center, wherein the emergency message application is enabled to receive a plurality of emergency messages generated by the emergency message control center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SIPCO, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas David Petite
  • Patent number: 10148803
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a voice communication implementer, a ringing mode implementer, a silent mode implementer, an answering machine implementer, and an audio data output implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10142481
    Abstract: A method for transferring information indicative of a voicemail to a recipient includes receiving a message via a voicemail system transmitted from a remote device. The method also includes storing the message in a memory associated with the voicemail system. The method further includes transmitting a voicemail notification indicator to a recipient via a designated radio frequency band for receipt by a recipient having access to a radio receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sheri G. Daye, William R. Glendenning, Jr., Peeyush Jaiswal
  • Patent number: 10142775
    Abstract: A mobile device may receive updates, support and other data from a current data center agent platform. When the mobile device travels to another location the nearest data center agent may be different from the previous agent. A changeover determination must be performed prior to determining whether the new agent should be assigned to the mobile device. One example method of operation may include receiving current location information of the mobile device and identifying a present location of the mobile device and a current service center assigned to the mobile device. The method may also provide determining whether a new service center location at a remote location from the current service center location should be assigned to the mobile device based on predefined assignment criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KASEYA LIMITED
    Inventor: Marco J. Bohorquez
  • Patent number: 10135671
    Abstract: The present document discloses a method and device for monitoring and controlling an M2M terminal device based on a policy. An M2M platform obtains a state monitoring and control policy, stores a state control policy of the state monitoring and control policy, issues a state monitoring policy of the state monitoring and control policy, receives reported state information, and triggers a state control operation according to the state information and the state control policy. An M2M terminal device receives the state monitoring policy, triggers a state monitoring operation according to the state monitoring policy, reports monitored state information, receives operation information, and executes the state control operation according to the operation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kun Yang
  • Patent number: 10116792
    Abstract: A device may receive a first query from a terminating device, The first query may be based on the terminating device having received, from a calling party device, a request to establish a connection with a called party device. The first query may be based on information associated with the calling party device. The device may send, to a caller information device, a second query based on the first query. The device may receive, from the caller information device, caller information based on the second query. The device may compare the caller information to a criterion. The device may modify the caller information, to create modified caller information, when the caller information satisfies the criterion. The device may send the modified caller information to the terminating device for forwarding to another device to support determining how to handle, for the called party device, the request to establish the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Haltom, Regina A. Chiurco, Heath W. Hendrickson, Lulia Ann Barakat
  • Patent number: 10111254
    Abstract: A method for performing a random access by a device in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes receiving a broadcast signal including location information which indicates each of at least two partial areas included in a transmission area of a preamble sequence, and transmitting the preamble sequence through one of the at least two partial areas on the basis of the broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyuk-Min Son
  • Patent number: 10104518
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for using information broadcast by devices and resources in the immediate vicinity of a mobile device, or by sensors located within the mobile device itself, to ascertain and make a determination of the immediate environment and state of the mobile device. This determination may be used to control and manage the actions that the device is asked to carry out by or on behalf of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sensoriant, Inc.
    Inventor: Shamim A. Naqvi
  • Patent number: 10097952
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present inventions are related to monitoring physical location of a monitored target, but not limited to, use of beacon location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Cady Lyn Brooks, Joseph P. Newell, Richard Wallace Miller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10091609
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for enhancing searches for positioning reference signals (PRS) via one or more runtime conditions, such as for use in or with mobile communication devices, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Amit Jain, Dinesh Subramani, Gautam Nirula
  • Patent number: 10091363
    Abstract: A method and system of restoring a functionality of a mobile user device. A lock screen is displayed on the display of the user device. An international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) of a subscriber identity module (SIM) card presently installed in the user device is determined. The IMSI is sent to a Remote Recovery Server (RRS). A message is received from the RRS indicating whether the IMSI is authorized for the user device and whether an account of the user device is replenished at least in part. Upon determining that the IMSI is authorized for the user device and the account of the user device is replenished at least in part, at least one function that was previously restricted is restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar Mulluppadi Velusamy, Kevin Lau
  • Patent number: 10080040
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, includes a broadband signal access point, which may be located internally or externally to the premises, in combination with the existing cabling is used with radiation device(s) to provide distribution of services, including broadband services, within the premises. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: John F Murray, Christopher W. Rice, Harry R. Worstell
  • Patent number: 10070408
    Abstract: Provided are application registration methods and apparatuses. In a registration method, a Common Services Entity in an Infrastructure Node (IN-CSE) receives a first registration request from an Application Entity (AE) of a Machine-to-Machine/Man Service Provider (M2M SP), wherein the first registration request carries a binding relationship between an identifier of a CSE in a User Equipment (UE) and an M2M External Identifier (M2M-Ext-ID) of the UE; the IN-CSE sends a second registration request to an underlying Network Services Entity (NSE); and the IN-CSE receives a first registration response from the NSE, wherein the first registration response is a response message corresponding to the second registration request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kun Yang
  • Patent number: 10064211
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive, based on the sent location information, a proximity detection associated with another WTRU and associated with a proximity related application. A WTRU may receive scheduling information for the proximity related application and for other applications. A radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) may be utilized to identify scheduling information in relation to the proximity related application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ghyslain Pelletier, Diana Pani
  • Patent number: 10057716
    Abstract: A method for monitoring an operation status of a disconnected device by a mobile device and an audio analysis system in an infrastructure. The mobile device has connectivity to the infrastructure while the disconnected device has no connectivity to the infrastructure. The mobile device invokes passive listening of the mobile device to a sound generated by the disconnected device, determines whether the sound can be detected by the mobile device, and steams audio with information of a location of the mobile device to the audio analysis system. The audio analysis system determines whether the audio is recorded from the disconnected device, compares the audio with pre-recorded sounds of the disconnected device, determines the operation status of the disconnected device, and sends a notification of the operation status of the disconnected device, in response to determining that the operation status is an event predetermined by a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Evelyn R. Anderson, Natalie N. Brooks Powell, Kristen N. Conley, Martin G. Keen
  • Patent number: 10048351
    Abstract: A communication method in an ad hoc network, including a coordinating mobile communication device, referred to as the coordinator device, and a plurality of subordinate mobile communication devices, referred to as subordinate devices, each communication device including a wireless communication module and a positioning module using a transmission of first pulses modulated in accordance with a first ultra-wide band modulation in order to determine information representing a position of said communication device. The method includes, when it is implemented by a communication device: obtaining data to be transmitted; checking a transmission capability of the wireless communication module; when the wireless communication module does not allow to transmit the data, using the positioning module to transmit said data in the form of second pulses orthogonal to the first pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SAFRAN ELECTRONICS & DEFENSE SAS
    Inventor: Alain Chiodini
  • Patent number: 10051109
    Abstract: Measurements can be obtained from sensors to determine a state of a device. The state can be used to determine whether to provide an alert. For example, after a first alert is provided, it can be determined that the device is not accessible to the user based on the determined state, and a second alert can be suppressed at a specified time after providing the first alert. The sensor measurements can be monitored after suppressing the second alert, and a state engine can detect a change in a state based on subsequent sensor measurements. If the state change indicates that the device is accessible to the user the second alert can be provided to the user. Alerts can be dismissed based on a change in state. A first device can coordinate alerts sent to or to be provided by a second device by suppressing or dismissing such alerts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen P. Jackson, Anil K. Kandangath, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 10051431
    Abstract: Collection and communication of data are provided on handset attachment procedure, or visitation, to one or more femto cells to provide location information. A mobility component receives actual subscriber and femto access point (AP) attachment signaling and extracts visitation data that facilitates generation of real-time or historical visitation reports. Location information is conveyed through visitation reports which can include mobile device identifier(s), femto AP location, and a timestamp. Visitation reports also can include processed visitation data such as mobility matrices, historical mobility patterns or profiles, and predicted mobility events. Provision of location information occurs without the need for dedicated handset functionality, and associated hardware, or additional battery draw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Arthur Richard Brisebois
  • Patent number: 10045177
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor network, Machine Type Communication (MTC), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, and technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the above technologies, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A user equipment in a communication system, according to various embodiments of the present disclosure, includes: a controller that determines at least one communication service to deactivate among communication services that are able to be provided and a transmitter that transmits, to a server, a message for identifying the at least one communication service to deactivate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-Han Park, Duckey Lee, Sang-Soo Lee, Sung-Ho Choi, Sang-Bum Kim, Soeng-Hun Kim, Woo-Seong Kim, Ju-Ho Lee, Jae-Hyuk Jang