Patents Examined by Diane Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 10028100
    Abstract: A computerized method of improving position measurement of an indoor positioning system (IPS), comprising: gathering a plurality of position samples of a mobile device measured by an indoor wireless device, each of the position samples is indicative of a measured position and a measurement time; receiving a current position sample of the mobile device; for each of the plurality of position samples and the current position sample, determining a time weight, the time weight is higher for samples measured at a later time; for each of the plurality of position samples and the current position sample, determining a signal weight, the signal weight is higher for measured with stronger signal; and estimating a current position of the mobile device by weighting at least some of the position samples with the respective weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aharon Abadi, Roie Melamed, Eli Packer, Natalie Shapira
  • Patent number: 10027816
    Abstract: The invention may verify calls to a telephone device by activating call forwarding to redirect calls for the telephone device to a prescribed destination; receiving a message from a server verifying the call; deactivating call forwarding to receive the call; and reactivating call forwarding when the call is concluded. In another embodiment, the invention may, in response to a telephone device initiating a call to a second telephone device installed with a particular application or software, transmit a message to a server causing it to instruct the second telephone device to deactivate call forwarding. In yet another embodiment, the invention may cause a server to receive a message from a prescribed location indicating that a call was received via call forwarding, and in response to the message, transmit an instruction to the intended recipient to deactivate the call forwarding if the call is verified as legitimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Pindrop Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Payas Gupta, David Dewey
  • Patent number: 10028317
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing mobile services are disclosed. In one implementation, an access point (AP) is provided, which may include a set of one or more base-station functions for use by a user equipment (UE) connected to the AR over a wireless communication interface. The one or more base-station functions may be configured to receive information from the UE. The AP may further include a set of one or more core-network functions configured to receive the information from the set of one or more base-station functions and a distributed portion of a service. The distributed portion of the service may be configured to receive the information from the one or more core-network functions and communicate the information to a corresponding cloud portion of the service running on a cloud platform. The service may be provided by a combination of the distributed portion and the cloud portion of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: FEDERATED WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Deepak Das, Sepehr Mehrabanzad
  • Patent number: 10027614
    Abstract: For managing multiple duplicative notifications, a method receives and parses, at a processor, a first notification. The method also receives and parses, at the processor, a second notification. The method also compares the second notification with the first notification to determine if the second notification has a substantially similar purpose as the first notification. The method also includes preventing, in response to the second notification having a substantially similar purpose, the second notification from being presented on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Amit Kumar Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10021580
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for managing signal distribution and lab resources in design validation environments that replicate a type of communication signal a consumer can experience on a wireless provider's network. For example, the validation environment will enable engineers to test VoLTE in an LTE for various smart phone designs and other network-based signals from various hardware combinations and suppliers. Additionally, various embodiments of the present technology provide for an automation framework that allows for efficient management of signal distribution, resource allocation, scheduling, and more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Oscar Cummings
  • Patent number: 10015673
    Abstract: When manufacturing, distributing, or selling mobile phones, each phone is associated with an asymmetric cryptographic key pair, comprising a public key and a private key. The private key is stored on the phone, and the public key is stored in a public key repository. When connecting to a cellular network, a phone provides its device ID to the network. The cellular network queries the public key repository to determine the public key of the phone and authenticates the phone using the phone's public key. The cellular network also provides a digital identity certificate to the phone, allowing the phone to authenticate the cellular network using a public key infrastructure (PKI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Arturo Silis
  • Patent number: 10009750
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a method for performing an inter Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) discovery, by a User Equipment (UE), in Device to Device (D2D) communication. The method includes determining one or more PLMNs to monitor for receiving discovery information. Further, the method includes determining discovery resources configured in each of the one or more PLMNs. Furthermore, the method includes monitoring discovery resources configured in the one or more PLMNs to receive the discovery information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Anil Agiwal, Young-Bin Chang
  • Patent number: 9998882
    Abstract: A method and system of delivering a Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) message is disclosed. In one example, the method includes providing a storage location and time duration for outside content to be indirectly referenced by an MMS message. Receiving and storing the outside content via a transport network is also disclosed. The method may include encapsulating an MMS message in a payload of a transport message with the MMS message indirectly referencing the storage location of the outside content. Delivery of the transport message may occur over a transport network. Confirming receipt of the transport message is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jayshree Bharatia, Marvin Bienn, Kuntal Chowdry
  • Patent number: 9992323
    Abstract: A real-time activity information sharing method performed at a user terminal include: invoking, by the user terminal, an activity tracking application running on the user terminal; establishing, by the user terminal, a near field communication connection between the activity tracking application and a real-time activity information collection apparatus located adjacent the user terminal; executing, by the user terminal, a control instruction on the activity tracking application that causes the real-time activity information collection apparatus to processes real-time activity information associated with a user of the user terminal; receiving, by the user terminal, real-time activity information collected by the real-time activity information collection apparatus of a current activity of the user on the activity tracking application; and sharing, by the user terminal, the real-time activity information on a social networking application by using the control instruction on the activity tracking application runn
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tat Hei Wong, Jin Fang
  • Patent number: 9992630
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing devices for identifying activities and/or destinations of relative importance. More specifically, a system, a device and a method are provided to predict a type of companion with whom a traveler collaborates to, among other things, predict activities (e.g., preferential activities) available at a geographic region association with lodging. In one or more embodiments, a method can include determining a location at which a user computing device associated with a user is disposed, and calculating that a computing device associated with a candidate companion is within a region coterminous with the location. Also, the method may include predicting data representing a companionship type for data representing the candidate companion based at least the location at which the user and the candidate companion are co-located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: HomeAway.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hedley Turner, Daniel Steven Haligas, Velayudhan Venugopal, Alex Holm Devine
  • Patent number: 9992333
    Abstract: Methods for operating a call center. In one example implementation, a call center maintains personal profiles of a number of clients of a service provided by the call center. At least some of the personal profiles include contact information for one or more entities designated by the respective clients for receiving information about the respective clients. A text-based electronic emergency notification message is received via an electronic network from a communication device associated with a particular one of the clients. The personal profile of the particular client includes contact information for one or more entities designated by the particular client for receiving information about the particular client from the call center. A notification that the communication device associated with the particular client received the text-based electronic emergency notification message is forwarded to one or more of the entities designated in the personal profile of the particular client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GreatCall, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Williams, Pat Merritt, Krijn van der Raadt
  • Patent number: 9986397
    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 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhong Jeong
  • Patent number: 9980182
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate e.g. to a method performed by a network node (15,13) for handling data of a wireless device (10) in a communication network (1). The network node (15,13) receives an indication from the wireless device (10), which indication indicates a presence of the wireless device at a second radio access network node (13) holding no context for the wireless device (10). The network node (15,13) identifies a first radio access network node (12) holding context for the wireless device (10) and any buffered data destined for the wireless device (10). The network node (15,13) retrieves from the identified first radio access network node (12), data buffered for the wireless device (10), and forwards the retrieved data to the wireless device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jose Luis Pradas, Icaro L. J. da Silva, Gunnar Mildh, Patrik Rugeland, Johan Rune
  • Patent number: 9980085
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory stores a first information including a positional relationship among a plurality of positional candidates, a second information including an influence on the plurality of positional candidates due to at least any of an attenuation and a reflection of a radio wave by an object located at a periphery of the plurality of positional candidates, and a third information including a first received signal strength indicator of the radio wave transmitted from a first wireless communication device and received by a second wireless communication device. A processor estimates a position of the second wireless communication device from the plurality of positional candidates, based on a first value as the first received signal strength indicator corrected with a first correction value based on the second information, and a plurality of first distances between the first wireless communication device and each of the plurality of positional candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuki Yonezawa, Cam Ly Nguyen, Takafumi Sakamoto, Yusuke Doi
  • Patent number: 9974032
    Abstract: A transmit power control rule for device-to-device (D2D) transmissions may not be necessary during periods in which no uplink transmissions are scheduled to be received by an enhanced Node B base station (eNB). When uplink transmissions are not scheduled to be received by the eNB, the eNB may send a transmit power control (TPC) command to a D2D capable user equipment (D2D UE) that instructs the D2D UE to perform a D2D transmission at a pre-defined transmit power level (e.g., maximum transmit power level). When uplink transmissions are scheduled to be received the eNB, the eNB may send a TPC command to the D2D UE that instructs the D2D UE to perform a D2D transmission at a transmit power level defined by a power control rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hossein Bagheri, Mazin Al-Shalash, Philippe Sartori, Anthony C. K. Soong
  • Patent number: 9973872
    Abstract: Systems and methods that reproduce surround sound effects from an audio source are described. Wireless communication devices form a wireless network in which music, for example, can be played on the speakers of the wireless communication devices to reproduce surround sound effects from a selected audio source. As the wireless communication devices roam with respect to each other or with respect to a focal point or listening position of the wireless network, the wireless network adjusts how the audio source is played at each speaker of the respective wireless communication device to maintain or to enhance the reproduction of surround sound effects from the audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Momchil Filev, Martin Brandt Freund
  • Patent number: 9974004
    Abstract: A system and method for authorizing access to a transmission station for a mobile device is disclosed. The mobile device can receive device extended access barring (EAB) configuration information in a broadcast control channel (BCCH) from a transmission station. The mobile device can bar the mobile device configured for EAB and having characteristics identified in the EAB configuration information for barring from accessing the transmission station. Alternatively, a system and method for barring a mobile device from accessing a transmission station is disclosed. The transmission station can receive from the mobile device a radio resource control (RRC) connection establishment request. The transmission station can configure a system information block (SIB) with extended access barring (EAB) configuration information. The transmission station can broadcast the SIB with EAB configuration information to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mo-Han Fong, Puneet K. Jain, Hyung-Nam Choi
  • Patent number: 9973628
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide improved communication between a caller and multiple parties. A caller performs a call spray operation on a group of contacts using an electronic communication device such as a mobile telephone. The call spray operation attempts to contact an electronic device associated with each contact in the group of contacts. If one of the contacts answers and is deemed to be a live user, then the remaining contacts that did not answer each receive a message on their associated electronic device indicating which of the contacts answered the caller with a live user. In this way, a group of people can be conveniently contacted and kept up to date with the status of the communication with the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Dana L. Price
  • Patent number: 9967385
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a communication apparatus, a communication control method and a non-transitory computer medium that enable a user to more effectively prohibit unauthorized communications. By way of example, a communication apparatus is disclosed that includes a controller provided with a Connectivity Manager function configured to perform data communication with a plurality of communication methods and select an optimal communication method. In various embodiments, the controller is configured to receive a request for data communication, and regulate the data communication, when the request is received while cellular communication is on, even when a unique user identifier (UID) of the request is a UID of the Connectivity Manager function, by preventing cellular communication by the Connectivity Manager function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Ishikawa, Yasuhiro Ito, Tomoya Kamijo, Hidetaka Hayashi, Kohei Michigami, Kazuo Onishi, Kazuya Chito
  • Patent number: 9961713
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for supporting network slicing. One apparatus includes a processor that receives a data packet to be transmitted via a mobile communication network, identifies an application category associated with the data packet, and requests a network connection corresponding to the identified application category. In some embodiments, requesting a network connection corresponding to the identified application category comprises transmitting a connection setup message indicating the identified application category. In certain embodiments, identifying the application category associated with the data packet comprises applying a category selection policy to the data packet, the category selection policy comprising one or more rules for selecting an application category based on data packet characteristics. In various embodiments, the apparatus includes a transceiver that communicates with the mobile communication network supporting a plurality of application categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Apostolis Salkintzis