Patents Examined by David Q Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10880690
    Abstract: A system and method are presented that monitor components of an appliance for predicted, future failures. A sensor element is attached to the appliance to obtain movement and magnetic field data from the appliance. The sensor element can be attached to the metal shell of the appliance. A base sensor component receives data from the sensor element, and then divides individual signals into sub-frequencies. In one embodiment, 3-D signals relevant to position change, acceleration, and detected electromagnetic field at the sensor are all analyzed by the base sensor, along with a current draw signal for the appliance. Changes in the signals are reported to a server, that compares changes to a prepopulated database. This database correlates changes in sensor signals with predicted failures of appliance components. Identified components with a predicted, future failure are replaced before the failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: BBY SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Scanlon
  • Patent number: 10880819
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method of operating a base station in a wireless communications network, the base station being arranged to communicate with a mobile terminal to provide on-demand System Information, SI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Himke Van Der Velde, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Mangesh Abhimanyu Ingale
  • Patent number: 10880676
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed relating to proximity detection of devices and targeted information services, such as information campaigns. Disclosed methods provide targeted campaigns to a user, such as targeted campaigns to presentation devices based on proximity of user devices near the information devices. Other methods provide targeted campaigns across various applications, while other methods provide for scheduling campaigns to premises device identifiers based on an event schedule, and other methods provide a hierarchal system for monitoring different sets of premises device identifiers when a user device can monitor for a limited number of premises device identifiers at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Connelly, Franklyn Athias, Erami Botchway, John Hart, Michael Chen, Corey Farrell
  • Patent number: 10862875
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for protecting the privacy of wireless enabled medical device (WEMD) communications, particularly against traffic-analysis attacks. In an exemplary method, a WEMD measures a physiological parameter and conveys that physiological parameter to a WEMD-receiver using messages that simulate at least one message from a cover device, for example by embedding physiological data in a message from a simulated cover device. In some embodiments, the WEMD sends messages that simulate traffic patterns of the cover device. The cover device may be a device not associated with serious medical conditions, such as a fitness-oriented heart rate monitor. In some embodiments, the simulation is discontinued under emergency conditions or in particular regions that are deemed to be safe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Ari Juels
  • Patent number: 10856252
    Abstract: User equipment (UE), an enhanced NodeB (eNB) and method of improving positioning accuracy and enabling vertical domain positioning of the UE are generally described. The UE may receive a prsInfo control signal having at least one PRS configuration and subsequently a plurality of Reference Signals (RSs). The RSs may have a first Positioning Reference Signal (PRS) pattern in a first set of PRS subframes and a second PRS pattern in a second set of PRS subframes received prior to a subsequent first set of PRS subframes. The RSs may have a vertical positioning RS and a lateral positioning RS. The UE may measure PRS resource elements (REs), each having a PRS, in the first and second PRS pattern. The UE may transmit a measurement of the PRS in the first and second PRS pattern. The patterns may enable horizontal and vertical positioning to be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Seunghee Han, Shafi Bashar, Yuan Zhu, Yang Tang
  • Patent number: 10841891
    Abstract: A method for operation by a wireless device may comprise transmitting a request for capability information to a WTRU. In response, the wireless device may receive the requested capability information from the WTRU. The capability information may include an indication of support for video conferencing and an indication of one or more supported messaging capabilities. Based on the supported messaging capabilities, the wireless device may transmit a data message to the WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shamim A. Rahman, Kamel M. Shaheen
  • Patent number: 10841900
    Abstract: There is provided a method for use in a user equipment when the user equipment is in idle mode or any other low activity state, and when the user equipment bandwidth is smaller than the cell transmission bandwidth. The method comprises the steps of determining a paging position of the user equipment in the frequency domain; receiving, from the network, paging information within the user equipment reception bandwidth; and changing, if indicated by the network, the paging position of the user equipment within the cell transmission bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: IDTP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Kazmi, Robert Baldemair, Magnus Stattin
  • Patent number: 10834538
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer program product are provided. At least one processor of a computing device determines that a mobile device remained in a vehicle used in a vehicle for hire service after the vehicle reached a destination. The at least one processor determines at least one second party to notify regarding the mobile device being left in the vehicle based on a use of the vehicle for hire service by a user of the mobile device and the at least one second party. The at least one processor notifies the at least one second party regarding the mobile device being left in the vehicle via at least one device used by the at least one second party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Tkac, Joshua M. Rice, Andrew C. Myers
  • Patent number: 10827056
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically initiating the transmission of a silent emergency message via a mobile computing device are provided. A mobile device may receive a plurality of indications of a plurality of external buttons of the mobile computing device being pressed over a time interval. Based on the plurality of indications, the mobile computing device may determine that two or more external buttons have been pressed in a fixed sequence over the time interval. In response to determining that the two or more external buttons of the mobile computing device have been pressed in the fixed sequence, the mobile computing device may silently transmit a message to a computing device associated with an emergency contact, without activating a display screen of the device or making sounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang
  • Patent number: 10820182
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for improved, rapid wireless emergency communication. Embodiments may provide improved means for preempting other non-emergency communication, delivering an emergency message with sufficient information to enable first-responders to take appropriate action even if no further communication is possible, and for establishing a privileged voice connection following the emergency message. Embodiments may include a hailing-type emergency message configured to alert a base station when the addresses of base station is unknown to the emergency node. With improved speed and reliability of emergency communication, first-responders may begin an appropriate life-saving response without delay and with knowledge of the type and location of the emergency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: David E. Newman, R. Kemp Massengill
  • Patent number: 10820215
    Abstract: The present invention provides a distributed antenna system for automatically detecting an abnormally operating node unit. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a node unit of the distributed antenna system includes a signal input unit configured to receive and output first through n-th state information from n other node units connected to the node unit, where n is a natural number greater than or equal to 2; and a controller configured to analyze the first through n-th state information and to determine states of uplink signals respectively corresponding to the first through n-th state information. Each of the n other node units may analyze a signal received through a service antenna and generate the state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SOLiD, INC.
    Inventors: Youngman Cho, Doyoon Kim, Jinhwa Ku, Hyoungho Kim
  • Patent number: 10809351
    Abstract: Provided is a positioning method of a user equipment performed by the user equipment, the method including receiving first and second reference signals from at least two transmitters installed at positions with different heights; acquiring first snapshot vectors based on received data samples of the first reference signal and acquiring second snapshot vectors based on received data samples of the second reference signal; calculating a first covariance matrix based on the first snapshot vectors and calculating a second covariance matrix based on the second snapshot vectors; estimating a difference between a reception delay time of the first reference signal and a reception delay time of the second reference signal based on the first and second covariance matrices; and estimating a vertical position of the user equipment based on the difference between the reception delay time of the first reference signal and the reception delay time of the second reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Jaihyung Cho
  • Patent number: 10805443
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a wireless communication implementer, a multiple language implementer, and a remotely controlled implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10805791
    Abstract: A telecommunication network provides telecommunication service to a user equipment (UE) and a communication device that is connected to the telecommunication network via a private branch exchange. Both the UE and the communication device utilizing a Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number (MSISDN) for the telecommunication service, and the telecommunication network stores a profile associating both the UE and the communication device with the MSISDN. Additionally, the telecommunication network enables communication between the communication device and a communication partner device and notifies the UE of the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian T. Synal, Michele Kinsey, Shelby Seward, Vinod Ravichandran
  • Patent number: 10805445
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a wireless communication implementer, a multiple language implementer, and a remotely controlled implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10805442
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a wireless communication implementer, a multiple language implementer, and a remotely controlled implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10805444
    Abstract: The communication device comprising a wireless communication implementer, a multiple language implementer, and a remotely controlled implementer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Iwao Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 10798521
    Abstract: A system and method for creating a synchronized dynamic geolocation area and augmenting a view of the synchronized dynamic geolocation area with content based on one or more display parameters may be provided. An initiating user may generate a dynamic geolocation area that may track the location of the initiating user as the initiating user moves, and indicate content to associate with the geolocation area and one or more display parameters to associate with the content. A recipient user may be provided with an augmented view of the geolocation area based on the content and the display parameters. Further, a location of the recipient user may be synchronized with the geolocation area, such that as the recipient user or the geolocation area move, the augmented view may be modified to account for the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Garpie, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Szymczyk, Alex Goldberg, Anatolij Dalekorej, Andrii Tkachuk
  • Patent number: 10798713
    Abstract: A method for supporting a vehicle communication (connected car or vehicle to everything (V2X)) service in a wireless communication system and an apparatus thereof are provided. The method includes receiving threshold information for reporting a channel busy ratio (CBR), measuring the CBR for a resource pool, identifying whether a reporting condition is satisfied by comparing the measured CBR with the threshold information, and reporting the measured CBR if the reporting condition is satisfied. The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for converging a fifth generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a fourth generation (4G) system with an Internet of things (IoT) technology, and may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngjoong Mok, Hyunjeong Kang, Sangwook Kwon, June Hwang
  • Patent number: 10791424
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method that includes presenting a first user interface (UI) and a second UI on a mobile device. The first UI may include a map display and a control to compose a note. The method may include, in response to a user of the mobile device activating the control to compose the note, presenting a second UI including: an input to receive text for the note, one or more controls to select a picture for the note, and a control to save the note. The method may include, in response to the user activating the control to save the note: determining a location for the note using a geo-location sensor within the mobile device, sending the received text, the selected picture, and the location for the note to a server device, and displaying an indication of the note on the map display based on the location determined for the note.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Arunkumar Natarajan, Venkata Mandali