Patents Examined by Diane Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 10209852
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request to provide location information associated with a first user. The location of the first user is determined, and the location of the first user is communicated to a second user, the location of the first user being displayed on a graphical user interface of a mobile computing device associated with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Bridge, Francis Luu, Nathan Borror
  • Patent number: 10206134
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an apparatus of a mobile device includes memory comprising instructions and processing circuitry coupled to the memory to implement the instructions to: process messages from a network device indicating a scheduling of network traffic for the mobile device, determine an estimated peak power consumption associated with the scheduling of network traffic based on the messages, and execute a time-based throttling scheme for a modem of the mobile device based on the estimated peak power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventor: Kenan Kocagoez
  • Patent number: 10205505
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting efficient communications of time varying data are described. A wireless device monitors to detect receipt of a first identifier, e.g., an LTED OTACode, via a first network interface, said first identifier corresponding to first information that is available via the first network, said first information indicating a source of first time varying data and a description of the first time varying data. The wireless device monitors to detect receipt of a second identifier, e.g., a hash value, via a second network interface, e.g., a WIFI, interface. The wireless device determines if the first identifier was received on the first interface and if a second identifier, corresponding to the first identifier, was received on the second interface. The wireless device makes a decision whether or not to retransmit the second identifier. The wireless device retrieves, uses and/or supplies the first time varying data to other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: M87, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonas Michel, Vidur Bhargava, Christine Julien
  • Patent number: 10200857
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting that an IMSI associated with a first SIM is provisioned onto a first mobile device and designating the IMSI into an available state. Further embodiments can include determining an expiry period for the available state. Additional embodiments can include purging the IMSI from a plurality of mobile network devices and designating the IMSI into a reclaimable state in response to an expiration of the expiry period. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Inderpreet Singh Ahluwalia, Rajagopal Vasudevan, Nicolas Edward Lam Pak Ng, Jeffrey Kinsella, Lester Lowe, Zulfikar Ali
  • Patent number: 10194016
    Abstract: A system and method dynamically generates structured graphical user interfaces based on the type of device accessing a user interface. The system and method dynamically trigger the pre-population of content within a native application or internet-based application on user agent information and user-entered information and initiates SMS communications between users of disparate device types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Zipwhip, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lapic, Alan Capps, Michael Bradley
  • Patent number: 10194380
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a method and a system for context aware scheduling of resources. The method includes performing a cell search in based on a context database, the context database including temporal parameters, location parameters and network parameters, identifying a first cell corresponding to the network parameters in the database based on the cell search, and performing a connected mode procedure with the identified first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Diwakar Sharma, Tushar Vrind, Anshuman Nigam
  • Patent number: 10185458
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving user input on a graphical user interface of a first computing device to provide location information associated with the first computing device to a second computing device. The current location of the first computing device is accessed, and the current location is sent to one or more second computing devices, the current location being displayed in a graphical user interface of the second computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Bridge, Francis Luu, Nathan Borror
  • Patent number: 10182343
    Abstract: A method performed by a wireless device for sending a message comprising one or more populated fields to a network node. The wireless device and the network node operate in a wireless communications network. The wireless device populates one or more fields comprised in an existing message to be sent to the network node with an indication of a restriction of the wireless device. The wireless device also sends the message comprising the one or more populated fields to the network node prior to an enquiry or a fetching of category and capability information of the wireless device by the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Emre Yavuz, Gunnar Bergquist, Walter Müller, Kai-Erik Sunell
  • Patent number: 10178559
    Abstract: A method is disclosed comprising: determining, using a processor, whether a radio model of at least one radio node associated with a data set is incomplete based on a comparison between the coverage area of the radio model of the at least one radio node and a cumulative coverage area generated out of radio models of the at least one radio node associated with a plurality of data sets, wherein a data collection comprises the plurality of data sets and the data collection is indicative to at least one indoor radio map. Further disclosed are a corresponding apparatus, a corresponding system and a corresponding software program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Pavel Ivanov, Pasi Pentikainen
  • Patent number: 10178508
    Abstract: A cognitive security service learns regular locations and usage of one or more mobile devices for a user at multiple times based on aggregated location and usage information reported by the one or more mobile devices via a network. The cognitive security service forecasts one or more selected locations and selected usage by the user with a highest probability of predictability at one or more future sequential times from among the regular locations and usage. The cognitive security service, responsive to detecting a current location of the one or more mobile devices for the user deviates from the one or more selected locations and selected usage beyond a threshold, triggers, via the network, one or more secondary levels of authentication at the one or more mobile devices, wherein the one or more secondary levels of authentication prevent data breaches on the one or more mobile devices through real-time, location aware data security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary F. Diamanti, Iwao Hatanaka, Stephen J. Kenna, Mauro Marzorati
  • Patent number: 10178231
    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: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Dana L. Price
  • Patent number: 10178585
    Abstract: A network-based solution of supporting IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) call setup in a next generation system (5GS) is proposed. During an attach or registration area update procedure, a serving base station sends an indication to a UE indicating whether IMS voice over PS session is supported or not. Upon receipt of the indication that IMS VoPS is supported, the UE triggers an IMS registration procedure. However, when an MO/MT call happens, the network determines that the UE may be in conditions where voice service is not supported because the network is not able to provide a successful IMS VoPS over the current serving cell connected to 5G core network. The network then triggers a RAT change or a EPS fallback procedure such that the UE is handover to a target cell that supports IMS VoPS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Guillaume Sebire, Yu-Syuan Jheng
  • Patent number: 10178554
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for offloading data of a subscriber from a first radio access technology type to a second radio access technology type. Embodiments may relate to a method comprising: receiving an access request from an access point based on a connection request received from a user equipment, transmitting an authentication request to the user equipment to authenticate a subscriber; receiving an access point name and packet gateway identifier from the home subscriber server; altering the access point name received from the home subscriber server; transmitting the connection request to a packet gateway for authorizing the subscriber for offloading, updating the APN name and the packet gateway identifier at the home subscriber server; and offloading the data from the first radio access technology type to the second radio access technology type, wherein the data is identified based on the subscriber profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: RELIANCE JIO INFOCOM LIMITED
    Inventors: Anil Pawar, Sagar Mishra
  • Patent number: 10172110
    Abstract: Performing user equipment (UE) assisted indoor small cell location determination is presented herein. A method can include in response to sending, by an access point device, a request directed to a mobile device to obtain mobile device location data representing a user equipment location of the mobile device, receiving, by the access point device, the mobile device location data from the mobile device; and based on the mobile device location data, determining, by the access point device, access point location data representing an access point location of the access point device. In an example, the mobile device location data can include coordinates of the mobile device comprising latitude of the mobile device and longitude of the mobile device, and a time stamp representing a time of generation of the coordinates. In another example, the mobile device location data can include an altitude of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Hongyan Lei, Yung Shirley Choi-Grogan, Cheng P. Liu, David Orloff
  • Patent number: 10165495
    Abstract: Techniques for connectivity using a geographic phone number are described. According to various implementations, techniques described herein enable various policies pertaining to the use of telephone numbers at different locations to be enforced. For instance, techniques described herein enable a client device that is outside of a permitted geographic area for a geographic phone number to use a non-geographic phone number to connect a call, while the call can be routed using the geographic phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Aref Hassan, David Michael Halley, Russell Andrew Penar
  • Patent number: 10162042
    Abstract: Methods and devices for coding and communicating geographical position. The sending device quantizes the geographical coordinate system and sends its position as the delta or remainder after quantization. The receiving device determines its own quantized position and disambiguates between possible quantized coordinate positions of the sending device to identify the sending device's actual quantized coordinate position. From this, the receiving device determines the position of the sending device using the identified actual quantized coordinate position and the delta position data sent by the sending device. The receiving device may then trigger an action based on the determined position of the sending device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: David Flynn, Gaëlle Christine Martin-Cocher
  • Patent number: 10158973
    Abstract: Techniques in an information-centric network (ICN) for facilitating the transport of passengers or items are described. In one illustrative example, a first mobile device is configured to operate as a mobile transportation-offering ICN endpoint device. The first mobile device may connect to one of a plurality of fixed-location ICN nodes in the ICN network. The first mobile device may communicate in the ICN network one or more interest packet messages indicating an interest in a passenger or item to transport. The interest in a passenger or item to transport may be indicated in, for example, a Named Data Object (NDO). The one or more interest packet messages may include current transportation route information indicating a current anticipated route of transportation for a current passenger or item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Andre Surcouf, Thierry Gruszka, Hugo Latapie, Ronnie Dan, Enzo Fenoglio
  • Patent number: 10149096
    Abstract: A transmission unit transmits a signal to a relay station. A reception unit receives a signal from the relay station if the transmission unit does not transmit a signal. A control unit determines whether to (1) perform continuous transmission by the transmission unit or (2) perform communication in which transmission by the transmission unit and reception by the reception unit are alternately switched, based on the positional information acquired in the positional information acquisition unit and the communication area information acquired in the communication area information acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Inada, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Kazuki Mannami, Shimpei Kamaya, Yasuma Suzuki, Atsushi Saito
  • Patent number: 10149094
    Abstract: Systems and methods including a mobile device determining the coordinates of its location using a location determination system, such as a global positioning system. A database stores the identifiers of cells representative of predefined regions in a hierarchical grid system. A server computer or the mobile device converts the coordinates of the location to one or more cell identifiers at different grid resolution levels and searches the database to find a match between the cell identifiers representing the regions and the cell identifiers representing the location of the mobile device to determine one or more regions in which the mobile device is located. For example, the hierarchical grid system can be constructed in a longitude latitude space of location coordinates, with resolution levels aligned with decimal precision levels of the location coordinates; and the cell identifiers can be constructed from the digits of the longitude and latitude coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NINTHDECIMAL, INC.
    Inventor: Yury Zhyshko
  • Patent number: 10149093
    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 a access point. If so, the wireless system performs a fine location calculation. 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 and a received signal strength determined location and estimates a location based on the combined calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Santosh Pandey, Rong Peng, Brian Donald Hart