Patents Examined by Diane D. Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 10264115
    Abstract: A computer system determines whether a location of a computing device corresponds to a vehicle that is in motion. In response to determining that the location of the computing device corresponds to the vehicle that is in motion, and determining that the location of the computing device corresponds to an area in the vehicle that is associated with a driver of the vehicle, the computer system imposes one or more restrictions on a usage of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Titus Woo, Brandon Scott Lerner, Justin Haddadnia, Shao-Fei Moy, Daniel Holly Wells, Raquel Buckley
  • Patent number: 10264113
    Abstract: Techniques for automatically prompting a calling user to send a message to a called user, the calling user using a calling device and the called user using a called device, the method including receiving, at a processor in the calling device, an indication that a call from the calling device to the called device has disconnected, determining, at the processor in the calling device, whether the call connected before receiving the indication that the call has disconnected, and in response to determining that the call did not connect before receiving the indication that the call has disconnected, determining that the call was a missed call. Methods and devices for automatically prompting a user with predictive message response options are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: OnePIN, Inc.
    Inventors: Feyzi Celik, Marcin Nowak, Chris Degrace
  • Patent number: 10257654
    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 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Position Imaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward L. Hill
  • Patent number: 10251069
    Abstract: A method and a system for allocating frequency ranges to a plurality of networks. The method includes defining a geographical area. Moreover, the plurality of networks operate in the defined geographical area. The method further includes identifying first frequency parameters associated with each of the plurality of networks in the defined geographical area; determining second frequency parameters for at least one of the plurality of networks based on an event; and allocating the second frequency parameters to the at least one of the plurality of networks for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FAIRSPECTRUM OY
    Inventors: Heikki Kokkinen, Jaakko Ojaniemi, Arto Kivinen
  • Patent number: 10237694
    Abstract: Non-limiting examples of the present disclosure describe evaluation of log data of an application/service for the migration of user data to a data center in a geographic region of a user. Log data for the application/service is evaluated over a given time period on a per user basis. Evaluation of the log data comprises determining, for a user, one or more active days within the given time period. An active day comprises one or more call operations made to the application by the user. A primary geographic region of the user may be determined for the given time period based on analysis of the one or more active days of the log data. One or more data centers may be assigned for storage of user data based on the primary geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technoloy Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gaia Carini, John David Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 10237683
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to 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, said message comprising an indication that said 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, said message comprising instructions to modify the service such that the radio device performs the elected action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Nikolaos Toumpelis, Lingyu Wang, Michael Becker, Shannon Cusick, Nicholas Konstantinidis
  • Patent number: 10237843
    Abstract: A position determining unit (4a) determines the position of each of wireless communication apparatuses carried into a vehicle cabin on the basis of the intensities of an electric wave which is transmitted by each wireless communication apparatus and is received by plural antennas (2), or on the basis of the difference between the intensities at the antennas of the electric wave which is transmitted by each wireless communication apparatus and is received by the plural antennas (2). By using a determination result outputted by the position determining unit (4a), a display control unit (4b) outputs, to a display unit (5), an image signal for showing the position in the vehicle cabin of each of the wireless communication apparatuses, and allowing the user to select a wireless communication apparatus which is to be wirelessly connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10231213
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods, devices, and computer programs in mobile communications. More specifically, the disclosure relates to a method, performed in a network node, for transmitting data to a wireless device. The method comprises obtaining a paging area for transmitting paging data to the wireless device, the paging area comprising multiple transmission points. The method further comprises selecting a subset of the multiple transmission points, based on a selection criterion, and initiating transmission of a paging transmission in the paging area. The paging transmission comprises first data and second data targeting the wireless device when transmitted from the transmission points of the selected subset of the multiple transmission points. The first data comprises the paging data and the second data comprises information not comprised in the first data. Moreover, the paging transmission comprises only the first data when transmitted from other transmission points of the paging area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Andres Reial, Jose Luis Pradas, Johan Rune
  • Patent number: 10230726
    Abstract: A system for verifying an association between an application and a mobile computing device. The application is identified by an application instance identifier, which uniquely identifies the instance of the application on the mobile computing device. The system receives a request to verify the application, including the application instance identifier. The system also obtains a mobile device identifier used to communicate with the mobile computing device. The system initiates one or more telephone call setup messages, which signal a voice call request, to the mobile computing device using the mobile device identifier. Based on receiving an indication that the one or more telephone call setup messages were detected at the mobile computing device, the system associates the application instance identifier with the mobile device identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Vokee Applications, Ltd.
    Inventor: Elad Pinhas Barkan
  • Patent number: 10231089
    Abstract: A method for managing an area of a terminal in a wireless communication system and an apparatus therefor are disclosed. Specifically, a method for performing, by a terminal, location area update in a wireless communication system may comprise the steps of: transmitting, to a network node, a first request message including an additional cell list comprising one or more neighboring cells of a serving cell of the terminal; receiving, from the network node, a first accept message including information indicating acceptance of the use of the additional cell list; and, when a changed serving cell of the terminal belongs to a tracking area configured to the terminal and does not belong to the additional cell list, performing a cell-based area update procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jinsook Ryu, Hyunsook Kim, Laeyoung Kim, Taehun Kim, Sangmin Park, Myungjune Youn
  • Patent number: 10215837
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods and systems for localization. It is particularly concerned with localization techniques based on time difference of arrival for wireless devices. Embodiments of the invention relate to techniques in which a transmitter transmits periodic distinguishable signals which are relayed upon receipt by the client whose location is sought in a form distinguishable from that of the transmitter. Signals from both the transmitter and the client are received by at least three signal receivers which generate a time difference of arrival based on the difference taken for a signal to reach the receiver directly and via the client. Further embodiments of the invention provide a phase detector in the receivers to determine the time difference of arrival between the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, British Telecommunications plc, Emirates Telecommunications Corporation
    Inventors: Delfin Y. Montuno, James Aweya
  • Patent number: 10219106
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for generation of a beacon identifier (ID) for increased security of a system for a location based service. The system includes a beacon device, such as a BLE device, a mobile device, and a server. The beacon device is configured to generate a beacon ID based on a beacon device identifier, such as a unique device identifier, of a beacon device and a time value. In some implementations, generation of the beacon ID includes a pseudorandom function and a shared key that is established between the beacon device and the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Andy Lam, Fred Wong, Aldar Chan
  • Patent number: 10205757
    Abstract: The present invention relates to communications methods, apparatus and systems for correlating registrations with subsequent requests for service, e.g., calling or other services or active calls. In one embodiment requests and corresponding registrations are determined through a method of operating a session border controller (SBC) which includes the assignment of a registration instance identifier by the SBC to each registration request, sending a first message including the registration instance identifier to each user device in response to each registration request, and determining if subsequent requests correspond to the registration instance based on the registration instance identifier being included in subsequent requests. In another embodiment, after a SBC switchover, the new SBC forks a mid-dialog request received for a first call to all active registered devices having the same address of record and determines based on the responses which device has an active dialog corresponding to the first call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sonus Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Tolga Asveren, Subhransu S. Nayak
  • Patent number: 10206058
    Abstract: Determining a location of a user device comprises a wireless system supported by wireless access points receiving signals from a user device. The wireless system estimates a location of the user device based on a coarse calculation based on an angle of arrival of the received signal and determines if the user device is in an area under an access point. The wireless system identifies received signal strength indicator values for the user device and uses the values and the calculated location of the user device to improve calibration of a received signal strength location model. If the system determines that the user is not in the area under the access point, the wireless system combines the coarse calculation location, a received signal strength determined location, and a previous received signal strength determined location, and estimates a location based on the combined calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Santosh Pandey, Rong Peng
  • Patent number: 10206059
    Abstract: A positioning system and a positioning method are provided. The positioning system includes a target apparatus, at least one non-optical positioning apparatus, a plurality of optical positioning apparatuses and a host. The non-optical positioning apparatus and the optical positioning apparatuses are disposed in a field. The host determines a rough position of the target apparatus in the field based on a non-optical positioning signal of the non-optical positioning apparatus. The host selects one or more selected optical positioning apparatuses located within a default range of the rough position from the optical positioning apparatuses. The host dynamically enables the selected optical positioning apparatus, and the host dynamically disables the remaining optical positioning apparatus out of the default range among the optical positioning apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Mong-Yu Tseng
  • Patent number: 10200837
    Abstract: Techniques for use in remotely provisioning a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) of a mobile device for an enterprise are described. In one illustrative example, at an enterprise server, a message is received from the mobile device or an operator in communication with the mobile device. In response, one or more enterprise service plan options are selected from a plurality of service plan options in a database (DB) and sent to the mobile device or the operator. One of the enterprise service plan options is selected for use in preparing a profile to be remotely provisioned on the SIM. The one or more enterprise service plan options may be selected based on one or more characteristics of a member of the enterprise and/or the member's association or relationship with the enterprise, and/or other characteristics indicative of intended contextual use (e.g. location or geography indicator, language indicator, device capability indicator such as for voice and/data communication capabilities), etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Stanley Steck
  • Patent number: 10194274
    Abstract: An objective of the present application is to provide a method and device for providing a wireless access point. The method includes: acquiring one or more wireless access points corresponding to target location information; loading at least one of the one or more wireless access points into map information corresponding to the target location information; and providing the map information loaded with the wireless access point. Compared with the prior art, in the present application, wireless access points corresponding to target location information are loaded into corresponding map information, and the map information loaded with the wireless access points is provided to corresponding user equipment, so that a user in need may intuitively know spatial locations of the wireless access points by using the map information and may further perform a corresponding subsequent operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI LIANSHANG NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: FaYou Zhang, Yuquan Wan
  • Patent number: 10178499
    Abstract: Various embodiments may provide systems and methods for achieving continuous measurements (e.g., continuous video images) of the same spot on the Earth using Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellations and/or Middle Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellations. Various embodiments may provide a system of Virtual Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Stationary Satellites (VLSSs) over any area of the Earth for a continuous or a periodic amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: Curtis R. Regan, Stephen J. Horan
  • Patent number: 10149163
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of device identity check at a central authorization entity in a core network for a wireless network and a method and apparatus of device identity check at a gateway in a core network for a wireless network are disclosed. The method of device identity check at the central authorization entity may include obtaining, in response to an authorization request from a terminal device via another access network, an identity of the terminal device, sending an identity check request containing the identity of the terminal device to an identity check entity, receiving a check response containing an identity check result for the identity of the terminal device from the identity check entity, and sending an authorization result for the terminal device based on the identity check result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ping Chen, Wei Xu
  • Patent number: 7440963
    Abstract: An approach for processing a query in a database system is disclosed. An original query is determined to be partially satisfied by a materialized view. The original query is transformed using a set operation (i.e., union and intersection) on the materialized view and either another materialized view or a base table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2008
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Randall G. Bello, Bhujanga Panchapagesan, Tsae-Feng Yu, John D. Raitto