Patents Examined by Diane D. Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 10686926
    Abstract: The Mobile Record-A-Call Device (MRACD), is an electronic device, circuit, software program, or App, installed or embedded within, or attached to a mobile communication device such as, but not limited to, a smart phone, cell phone, tablet, laptop, or any other mobile communication device, and enables said mobile communication device to record incoming or outgoing mobile phone calls, and to store said recorded mobile phone calls in a directory or file located within said mobile communication device, or store said recorded mobile phone calls externally in a directory or file located on a platform, server, or network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Mcleanics Technology Corporation
    Inventors: James Edward Mclean, Jr., Edward D. Mclean
  • Patent number: 10686338
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device comprises: a near-field communication unit; and a control unit electrically connected to the near-field communication unit, wherein the control unit can be configured to detect whether a foreign object is located between the electronic device and a first electronic device by using the near-field communication unit before performing wireless charging with the first electronic device which provides power wirelessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jong-Won Lee, Na-Hyang Kim, Yong-Youn Kim, Soon Park, Eun-Hee Choi
  • Patent number: 10686614
    Abstract: There are provided measures for efficient and dynamic support of mobile low latency services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventor: Klaus Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 10681598
    Abstract: A wireless communication network serve User Equipment (UEs) over Fifth Generation New Radio (5GNR) and Long Term Evolution (LTE). A 5GNR access node receive user data for wireless delivery to the UEs and splits the user data into LTE and 5GNR portions. The 5GNR access node transfers the 5GNR portion to the UEs over 5GNR links and transfers the LTE portion to an LTE access node over X2 links. The LTE access node transfers the LTE portion to the UEs over LTE links. The 5GNR access node identifies X2 link quality. When the X2 link experiences low quality, the 5GNR access node transfers user data to the UEs over 5GNR links without splitting the data to LTE. When the X2 link status has adequate quality, then the 5GNR access node starts splitting user data to LTE again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Krishna D. Sitaram, Shilpa Kowdley Srinivas, Hemanth Balaji Pawar
  • Patent number: 10673507
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for CSI reporting mechanisms are provided. A user equipment (UE) includes a transceiver and a processor operably connected to the transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive information indicating a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) resource configuration, uplink-related downlink control information (DCI), and a CSI-RS associated with a selected CSI-RS resource in a same subframe as the uplink-related DCI. The processor configured to determine, in response to a CSI request included in the uplink-related DCI, an aperiodic CSI in reference to the CSI-RS. The transceiver is further configured to report the aperiodic CSI by transmitting the aperiodic CSI on an uplink channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eko Onggosanusi, Hongbo Si, Thomas David Novlan, Hoondong Noh, Youngwoo Kwak
  • Patent number: 10674310
    Abstract: A method performed in a network server system of a service provider providing a service comprising media streaming. The method comprises receiving a detection message from a mobile radio device running the service for a user registered with the service provider, wherein the message comprises an indication that the radio device has detected that it is within a predefined geographical area. The method also comprises determining that the predefined geographical area is registered with the service provider and associated with one or more actions. The method also comprises electing an action of the one or more actions. The method also comprises sending an instructions message to the radio device, comprising instructions to modify the service such that the radio device performs the elected action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Nikolaos Toumpelis, Lingyu Wang, Michael Becker, Shannon Cusick, Nicholas Konstantinidis
  • Patent number: 10667308
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and devices for instantiating a service provider application on a customer premises-based device are disclosed. For example, a processing system of a telecommunication service provider network having at least one processor may establish a first tunnel between the processing system and a virtual machine monitor of a customer premises-based device and send a first instruction to the virtual machine monitor via the first tunnel to instantiate a first service provider application on the customer premises-based device. The processing system may further establish a second tunnel between the processing system and the first service provider application and send a second instruction to the first service provider application via the second tunnel to configure the first service provider application to operate in a service function chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Igal Elbaz, Brian Freeman
  • Patent number: 10659585
    Abstract: A system and method for making a call to a service provider on behalf of a user is disclosed. The system and method include using an intelligent voice assistant to call the service provider and having the intelligent voice assistant navigate an interactive voice response system to reach a representative. The system and method also include using the intelligent voice assistant to reconnect a user with a representative after an interrupted call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: United States Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Richard Daniel Graham, Ruthie D. Lyle
  • Patent number: 10659930
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an application allowing a user to set and initiate data sharing group; allowing user to set automatic or semi-automatic trigger for allowing other computing devices to join and disconnect from the group; wherein said computing device receive and send predefined type of information, automatically, semi-automatically or manually to other computing devices in said group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CLIQA SOCIAL LTD
    Inventor: Hagit Hava Yedvab
  • Patent number: 10652705
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for processing call services in a mobile terminal are provided. The method for processing call services in a mobile terminal includes entering into, when a call is generated, a call handling mode, recognizing and analyzing voice signals sent and received in the call to produce speech analysis information, detecting a state change of the mobile terminal using a sensing unit to produce user behavior information, and predicting, when a state change of the mobile terminal is detected, an application corresponding to the speech analysis information, and activating the application as a follow-up service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhong Jeong
  • Patent number: 10645570
    Abstract: An administrator charged with responsibility for one or more administered wireless devices can use a wireless device to disable lost or stolen devices using an SMS lost-mode message. The payload of the lost-mode message can be encrypted to prevent malicious attacks. The payload may include a universal device identifier unique to the target device, the phone number of the administrator's device, and a time stamp memorializing command or message creation. Successful decryption authenticates the administrator. Before executing the lost-mode command, however, the target device reviews the unique identifier to verify the target and compares the phone number of the administrator's device with the number identified with the incoming SMS message to authenticate the relaying device. The target device can also consider an embedded time stamp to determine whether the lost-device command has been superseded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Zoho Corporation Private Limited
    Inventors: Mathivanan Venkatachalam, Rajesh Ranganathan, Murugesan Duraipandi, Vishal Santharam, Arthur Behiel, Sudheer Grandhi
  • Patent number: 10638285
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may receive or transmit a protocol data unit (PDU). The PDU includes a service data unit (SDU) type field. The SDU type field may be set to a value indicating a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) type. When the SDU type field is set to a value indicating a V2X type, the PDU may include an additional field indicating an application or protocol type for data of an SDU in the PDU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sungduck Chun, Laeyoung Kim, Dongsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10637975
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a casing including a first shell and a second shell rotatably attached to the first shell, a sensor configured to sense an actual angle defined between the first shell and the second shell, a processor electrically coupled to the sensor and configured to compare the actual angle with a target angle, and a first reminding device electrically coupled to the processor. The processor is further configured to control the first reminding device to output a first reminding information in response to that the actual angle is equal to the target angle. A method for controlling an electronic apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10624558
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating a protocol independent image. A deep learning generative framework learns to recognize the boundaries and classification of tissues in an MRI image. The deep learning generative framework includes an encoder, a decoder, and a discriminator network. The encoder is trained using the discriminator network to generate a latent space that is invariant to protocol and the decoder is trained to generate the best output possible for brain and/or tissue extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Pascal Ceccaldi, Benjamin L. Odry, Boris Mailhe, Mariappan S. Nadar
  • Patent number: 10630848
    Abstract: A policy and charging enforcement function (PCEF) apparatus, an online charging apparatus, and an online charging method, where the online charging method includes receiving a policy and charging control (PCC) rule from a policy and charging rules function (PCRF), determining that a service data flow of a user equipment is a sponsor service data flow sponsored by a sponsor, determining, based on a rating group of the sponsor service data flow included in the PCC rule, whether the PCEF apparatus has a credit quota available to the sponsor service data flow when the sponsor service data flow uses online charging, and sending a credit control request including the rating group to the online charging apparatus when the PCEF apparatus does not have the credit quota available to the sponsor service data flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaoqian Chai
  • Patent number: 10631133
    Abstract: A tracking device has a first transceiver, a second transceiver, and control logic. The first transceiver can transmit a first tracking signal for locating the tracking device to mobile devices via a first network. The mobile devices provide the first tracking signal to a tracking server. The second transceiver can transmit a second tracking signal for locating the tracking device to the tracking server via a second network. The control logic can configure the tracking device in a first state in which the first transceiver transmits the first tracking signal, and the second transceiver is disabled and does not transmit the second tracking signal. In response to determining that the tracking device cannot connect to the tracking server via the first network, the control logic configures the tracking device in a second state in which the second transceiver is enabled and transmits the second tracking signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohamed Sameh Mahmoud, Muhammad Umair, John Mathew Depew, Richard Philip Sillman
  • Patent number: 10623910
    Abstract: A server device for determining, on the basis of a communication cost in a communication area in which at least one terminal is communicatable and the position of the at least one terminal, a first terminal to which uplink data is to be transmitted in a first communication area, in which the communication cost is less than a threshold, transmitting to the first terminal an indication for uplink data transmission in the first communication area, and receiving uplink data from the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tatsunori Obara, Shinpei Yasukawa, Riichi Kudou
  • Patent number: 10623943
    Abstract: A subscriber identification module (SIM) level task scheduler is described. A dual SIM device SIM radio controller determines quality of service (QoS) levels for each service running on a dual SIM device. A first SIM and radio are connected to one of an unlicensed spectrum network or a licensed spectrum network, which are operated by a same service provider. A second SIM and radio scan for available network connections operated by the service provider. The dual SIM device measures QoS levels and the controller checks them against QoS requirements. The controller instructs the second radio to connect to a selected network from the available networks when the measured QoS levels are at least steadily degrading. The dual SIM device shares and negotiates the first radio settings with the selected network. The controller instructs a processor to switch from the first to the second radio when the selected network is ready.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Volkan Sevindik, Haider Syed
  • Patent number: 10623898
    Abstract: System and methods of tracking a position of a mobile device with an electromagnetic signal-transmitting antenna include receiving electromagnetic signals from the transmitting antenna of the mobile device by a plurality of receiver antennae of a base station and by one or more receiver antennae of a relay station. The relay station transmits to the base station timing information associated with the electromagnetic signals received by the one or more receiver antennae of the relay station. The base station computes a position of the transmitting antenna of the mobile device based on timing information computed from the electromagnetic signals received by the plurality of receiver antennae of the base station and on the timing information received from the relay station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: POSITION IMAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Edward L. Hill
  • Patent number: 10616821
    Abstract: A base station, a terminal, a system, and a method for transferring information between the base station and the terminal includes receiving a broadcast channel, where the broadcast channel is used to transfer basic physical layer configuration information of a cell and to transfer first specific content agreed between the terminal and the base station, wherein the first specific content includes configuration information required by the terminal to access a network; and parsing out the first specific content from the broadcast channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiangdong Zhang