Patents Examined by Daniel Lai
  • Patent number: 10966099
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from determining a venue value index before deploying wireless communication in the area. A method may include identifying the one or more wireless coverage issues within an area. The method may also include receiving data demand information for the area having the identified one or more wireless coverage issues. In addition, the method may include receiving or determining a total cost of ownership. The total cost of ownership may include a cost of fixing the one or more wireless coverage issues within the area. Further, the method may include calculating a venue value index of the area based on at least one of the total cost of ownership, the data demand information, or an average spectrum efficiency. The method may in addition include performing at least one network administrative task based on the venue value index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Ales Vanek, Reinhard Voese, Amit Mehrotra, Jack Zatz, Peter Love, Carl Wijting, Anoop Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10959109
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for creating and using network coverage models. A request for a predicted coverage model that represents a first signal propagation in a first portion of a network that covers a first area associated with a first geographic location can be received. An aerial image that depicts the first area can be obtained. The aerial image can be provided to an existing coverage model. The existing coverage model can include a neural network, and the existing coverage model can be based on a second signal propagation in a second portion of the network that covers a second area associated with a second location. The predicted coverage model for the first area can be obtained from the existing coverage model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Danielle Liu, Arun Jotshi, Gaurav Thakur, Velin Kounev, Fei Wu, Yaron Kanza, Divith Aruni Babu
  • Patent number: 10959207
    Abstract: A geographical area identifier which specifies a geographical area for which a value tag is valid is used for assessing second type system information available from an access node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventor: Atsushi Ishii
  • Patent number: 10959164
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A number of blind decodings of a search space set for control information are defined. A search space of the search space set includes a subset of blind decodings. A reduction factor is determined. The reduction factor is applied to the subset of blind decodings to obtain a reduced subset of blind decodings for the search space. A reduced number of blind decodings of the search space set is identified based at least in part on the reduced subset of blind decodings for the search space. The control information is transmitted in a decoding candidate of the reduced number of blind decodings of the search space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Heechoon Lee, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10945197
    Abstract: An electronic device and method are disclosed herein. The electronic device includes a communication module, a display, a memory and a processor which implements the method. The method includes receiving access point (AP) information from at least one AP through the communication module, generating an AP list including an AP communicatively connectable with the electronic device based on the received AP information, storing the AP list in the memory, identifying a state of the electronic device, determining an arrangement criterion for arranging a display order of Aps included in the AP list based on state information about the electronic device, and controlling the display to arrange the AP list according to the determined arrangement criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongmu Choi, Sooji Kim, Moonsoo Kim, Bokun Choi, Seongyu Cho
  • Patent number: 10945111
    Abstract: In one aspect, a system for receiving communications while a user operates a motor vehicle is provided. The system may include (1) a Bluetooth interface configured to establish a connection to a Bluetooth device associated with the motor vehicle, (2) a wireless communication interface configured to receive a wireless communication from a remote device, and (3) a processor coupled to the wireless communication interface and the Bluetooth interface, and configured to: (a) determine the user is operating the motor vehicle based upon the connection to the Bluetooth device, and (b) suppress a notification of the user of receipt of the wireless communication while the user is operating the motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventor: Frankie Lockenour
  • Patent number: 10945196
    Abstract: A communication method, a terminal device and a network device are provided. The communication method includes: a terminal device transmits a predetermined uplink sequence, the uplink sequence is used for indicating that the terminal device has a demand for determining a target network device; the terminal device receives a first downlink message transmitted by a network system according to the uplink sequence; and when the first downlink message is used for identifying a first network device, the terminal device determines that the target network device is the first network device according to the first downlink message, the first network device is determined by the network system according to location information of the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 10938979
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for generating and displaying custom-selected content for a mobile application. A mobile device captures a request to launch an application and determines content cards eligible to be displayed. A user-specific content classification model is generated for selecting one of the content cards to be displayed, where the mobile device identifies historical usage characteristics and transmits the historical usage characteristics to a server, which generates the user-specific content classification model based upon the historical usage characteristics and transmits the user-specific content classification model to the mobile device. The mobile device executes the user-specific content classification model to select one or more content cards to be displayed and launches the application to display the selected content cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventors: Neha Dave, Samir Kakkar, Vijai Kishan Radhakrishnan, Nilesh Goel, Mandeep Makkar, Joseph Menezes, Diksha Arora
  • Patent number: 10939406
    Abstract: An ultra-wideband assisted precise positioning method includes: arranging a plurality of base stations in a target area; configuring a mobile base station to move to a plurality of predetermined positions; configuring a GPS module to obtain GPS position information and GPS altitude information; configuring first ultra-wideband communication modules and a second ultra-wideband communication module to measure distance information; configuring a computing module to execute a first positioning algorithm to calculate a plurality of base station coordinates; arranging a third ultra-wideband communication module on an object to be measured; configuring the first ultra-wideband communication modules and the third ultra-wideband communication module to obtain detection distances; and configuring the computing module to execute a second positioning algorithm to calculate a positioning position of the object to be measured based on the detection distances and the plurality of base station coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: PSJ INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Ruey-Beei Wu
  • Patent number: 10939240
    Abstract: A location information processing method and apparatus, a storage medium, and a processor are provided. The method includes obtaining motion information of a plurality of first terminals at a current moment; generating a location sequence of the plurality of first terminals according to the motion information, the location sequence indicating correspondence between locations of the plurality of first terminals and one or more future moments; receiving a first viewing request from a target terminal, the first viewing request requesting to view locations of the plurality of first terminals at a target moment, the target moment being one of the future moments; searching the location sequence for the locations of the plurality of first terminals at the target moment according to the first viewing request; and sending indication information to the target terminal, the indication information indicating the locations of the plurality of first terminals at the target moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Qingchun Meng
  • Patent number: 10932104
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for V2X communication over multiple radio access types. One method includes supporting transmission of V2X messages over network connections for communication over multiple radio access types and network connections for direct V2X communication with other remote units over multiple radio access types. The method includes supporting V2X applications, wherein each V2X application uses the V2X messages transmitted via direct V2X communication over a radio access type and over a corresponding carrier frequency. The method includes supporting V2X applications, wherein each V2X application uses the V2X messages transmitted via the mobile communication network. The method includes receiving a request from a V2X application to transmit a message via the direct communication or via the mobile communication network. The method includes determining a transmission radio access type and a transmission carrier frequency for transmitting the message over direct communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Dimitrios Karampatsis, Genadi Velev, Prateek Basu Mallick
  • Patent number: 10931815
    Abstract: Personal controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or data devices deployed within a controlled-environment facility each have a device identification apparatus (e.g. RFID tag). Interrogators and/or readers disposed within zone(s) defined within the controlled-environment facility identify, recognize, or otherwise read the device identification apparatus(es). A controlled-environment facility management system and/or a controlled-environment facility communications processing system coupled to the interrogators and/or readers determine whether a particular personal device entering, attempting to operate in, leaving, or outside a particular zone is authorized to operate in that zone and/or is authorized to operate one or more particular apps in that zone, based upon the device identification apparatus identified, recognized, or otherwise read by the interrogator and/or reader within that zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Sturges, Anthony Hershberger
  • Patent number: 10924885
    Abstract: Messaging communications systems and methods are disclosed herein. An example system includes a beacon architecture including a server; and a plurality of beacons arranged around an environment, the server being configured to sense a real-time center of gravity of a communication device from any of the plurality of beacons receiving communications from the communication device, the real-time center of gravity being a location of the communication device within the environment, transmit a notification to the communication device, the notification including a link to content based on the real-time center of gravity, and transmit the content to the communication device based on a selection of the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Best Network Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Jules Best
  • Patent number: 10925029
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a mobile Wi-Fi access point determining method, a Wi-Fi access point-based positioning method, a Wi-Fi AP determining device, and a Wi-Fi-based positioning device. The method includes: determining a signal graph of each of a plurality of Wireless Fidelity access points Wi-Fi APs in a positioning area; estimating a Wi-Fi AP location based on the Wi-Fi AP signal graph; determining a divergence of the Wi-Fi AP signal graph based on the estimated Wi-Fi AP location; determining, based on the divergence of the Wi-Fi AP signal graph, whether the Wi-Fi AP is a mobile Wi-Fi AP; when the Wi-Fi AP is a mobile Wi-Fi AP, deleting the mobile Wi-Fi AP from a fingerprint database; and finally determining a positioning result of an apparatus whose signal strength is obtained. Positioning accuracy is improved in the embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yunsheng Kuang
  • Patent number: 10924889
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a method is presented for detecting a location of motion using wireless signals and differences between topologies of wireless connectivity. The method includes storing first motion-sensing statistics derived from first motion-sensing data associated with a first time frame. The first motion-sensing data is associated with a first motion-sensing topology of a wireless mesh network. The method also includes obtaining second motion-sensing statistics derived from second motion-sensing data associated with a second, subsequent time frame. The second motion-sensing data is associated with a second, distinct motion-sensing topology of the wireless mesh network. The first motion-sensing statistics are compared to the second motion-sensing statistics. The method additionally includes generating a probability vector based on the comparison. A location of the motion of the object during the second time frame is determined based on the probability vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Cognitive Systems Corp.
    Inventor: Mohammad Omer
  • Patent number: 10904836
    Abstract: A portable device and a method of operating a portable device for performing adaptive data communication control are provided. The method includes determining the on or off state of a display unit, extracting data communication setting information including a fast dormancy policy according to the on or off state of the display unit, and controlling a data communication setting with a specific service provider network based on the extracted data communication setting information, and a portable device supporting the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Yup Kim
  • Patent number: 10904376
    Abstract: A container agent executing on the mobile device receives a container from a container manager server in response to the mobile device being within the predetermined proximity of the physical location. The container comprises instructions that modify the original functionality of the mobile device. The container agent monitors operation of the mobile device to determine if the operation satisfies a triggering condition for execution of the container, and if so, executes the container. In response to the mobile device leaving the predetermined proximity of the physical location, the container agent removes the container from the mobile device and restores the original functionality of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Petri, Gregory Paul Andrews, David Stanich
  • Patent number: 10897702
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for calling SIM card, a method and device for pushing information, and a SIM card allocation system. The method for calling SIM card is applied in a mobile terminal and includes: parsing an external network as currently searched out by the mobile terminal to generate a parsing result; reading a network information database pre-stored in the mobile terminal; and calling a target SIM card that matches with the external network to perform network registration according to the parsing result and the network information database. Due to the fact that which V-SIM card needs to be called is determined by the mobile terminal itself, the operations of continuously interacting with the server and continuously verifying the network are basically avoided, not only networking time is shortened, but also network traffic is saved, and user experience is greatly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN UCLOUDLINK NEW TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhihui Gong, Kun Wang
  • Patent number: 10893504
    Abstract: User equipment provides, to a network device, reference paging information generated according to a moving speed of the user equipment. The reference paging information is used by the network device to determine a paging area for sending a paging message. The network device receives the reference paging information generated by the user equipment according to the moving speed of the user equipment. The network device determines, according to the reference paging information, a paging area for sending a paging message to the user equipment. The network device sends, in the paging area, the paging message to the user equipment. The network device can determine the paging area according to the reference paging information, so that a paging resource waste in a paging process is reduced, relatively accurate paging is implemented, overheads of inter-network interfaces and air interfaces are greatly reduced, and system efficiency and stability are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi Guo, Qinghai Zeng, Mingzeng Dai, Bo Lin
  • Patent number: 10893500
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for detecting position change of an access point. According to certain embodiments, the method includes: obtaining a list of access stations scanned by a terminal device, wherein the list of scanned access stations includes the access point; and detecting the position change of the access point when the list of scanned access stations does not include a reference access station in association with the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xianglong Nie, Weihuan Shu