Patents Examined by Diane Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 9949130
    Abstract: System for monitoring of IoT data traffic between an IoT device connected via a cellular network and a server using Internet Protocol (IP), where the IP addresses are dynamically assigned and thus do not identify the devices. The system uses a device on the cellular network that extracts cellular identification of an IoT device involved in a data communication session and IP identification of the data communication session. The device matches the cellular identification with the IP identification. A database has device security profiles for IoT devices which can be retrieved per device via the cellular identification. Then, an enforcement unit identifies the session using the IP address and allows traffic only if the traffic conforms with the device security profile which was retrieved using the cellular identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: StarHome Mach GmbH
    Inventors: Shai Ophir, Shlomo Wolfman
  • Patent number: 9949129
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a network receives data associated with a particular location. The device determines when the device is at the particular location by monitoring a local position of the device relative to the particular location. The device identifies a node in the network as being co-located with the device at the particular location. The device shares the data with the identified node based on the device and the node being co-located at the particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Henry, Pascal Thubert
  • Patent number: 9940624
    Abstract: A mobile payment device includes a contactless payment module, a processing module, and a display module. The contactless payment module is coupled to execute a credit payment transaction. The processing module is coupled to detect the executing of the credit payment transaction and retrieve credit image data based on the detecting. The display module is coupled to process the credit image data into a displayed credit image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy W. Markison
  • Patent number: 9942373
    Abstract: To increase the accuracy of identification of nuisance calls, a list generation device acquires, as input data, at least one of information included in second history information and an evaluation value stored in a user evaluation database. The list generation device calculates a nuisance level for a telephone numbers of each caller based on a factor determined by the acquired input data. The list generation device compares the calculated nuisance level with threshold to generate shared list including the telephone number of the caller who makes an incoming call identified as a nuisance call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Tobila Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Akita
  • Patent number: 9934644
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a user-friendly and a user-interactive cellular mobile phone console, allowing a user to interactively replace a malfunctioning cellular mobile phone with a functioning mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Inventors: Itzik Chayun, Meir Rabinovitch, Hanan Samet, Rafael Poran, Roshel Borachov, Ron Nabarro, Rafi Bhrami
  • Patent number: 9936354
    Abstract: A processor may be configured to access mapping data for a route to a destination, as well as information associated with a mobile device that may include usage data of the mobile device, a user profile associated with the mobile device, or demographic data associated with a user of the mobile device. The route to the destination may be displayed along with an indicator of the predicted coverage for the mobile device along the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 9930489
    Abstract: A distance display method based on a social networking application includes: establishing, by a first terminal, a connection with a second terminal by using a social networking application obtaining, by the first terminal, a distance to the second terminal; and generating, by the first terminal according to the distance, an icon corresponding to the distance, and displaying the icon on an interface of the social networking application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Xiao Guo
  • Patent number: 9929868
    Abstract: A control device may wake-up a target wireless device through a wired or wireless communications channel. In an implementation, the control device and the wireless device may include a cellular module (e.g., global systems for mobile communications (GSM) capability) to implement an on-demand wake-up call. The on-demand wake-up call may allow the control device to perform at least one task at the wireless device without user intervention at the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hua Yang, Hu Xu, Zhengtao Peng
  • Patent number: 9924495
    Abstract: Provided are methods and devices for transmitting or receiving Device-to-Device (D2D) broadcast information, and a transmission system. The method for transmitting the D2D broadcast information includes that: classification information of service information to be transmitted is acquired; control information corresponding to the classification information is acquired, wherein the control information is used for indicating resource scheduling information used during transmission and/or retransmission of the service information; and the service information and the control information are transmitted in a broadcast manner according to a preset rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Wenhuan Wang, Jin Yang, Shuanshuan Wu, Ming Yuan, Shuanghong Huang
  • Patent number: 9924492
    Abstract: A method for determining a priority of a mobile subscriber in a cellular network. The method is performed in a radio network node and comprises the steps of: obtaining a temporary mobile subscriber identity, TMSI, associated with a priority affecting event; storing the TMSI associated with the event, as at least part of an indication of priority; receiving a connection request from a wireless terminal of the mobile subscriber, the connection request comprising a TMSI; and determining a priority of the wireless terminal based on whether the TMSI of the connection request matches a stored TMSI or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Sven Ekemark, Tomas Brännlund, Magnus Hurd, Lena Melin, Agnes Rensfelt, Martin Skarve, Mikael Söderström
  • Patent number: 9924027
    Abstract: An automotive wearable electronic device arrangement for a motor vehicle includes an indicator device indicating a state of an operating parameter of the vehicle. A wireless communication device is communicatively coupled to the indicator device and detects that a driver is wearing a wearable electronic device. The detecting includes receiving a signal from the wearable electronic device. The wireless communication device transmits a signal to the wearable electronic device instructing the wearable electronic device to cease issuing notifications to the driver. The transmitting is dependent upon a state of an operating parameter indicated by the indicator device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: Shantha Kumari Rajendran, Padhu Kanagaraj
  • Patent number: 9918232
    Abstract: A node in a wireless communication system includes a transceiver to receive one or more configuration parameters to configure the node for communication in an unlicensed frequency band. The node also includes a processor to implement a state machine that transitions, based on the one or more configuration parameters, between an enable state in which the node supports wireless connectivity in the unlicensed frequency band, a disable state in which the node does not support wireless connectivity in the unlicensed frequency band, and a flywheel state in which the node supports wireless connectivity in the unlicensed frequency band for a predetermined time interval before transitioning to the disable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad R. Khawer, Ruth S. Gayde, Padma Sudarsan, Benjamin Cheung
  • Patent number: 9916519
    Abstract: In one particular aspect, a portable computing device (e.g., a tablet or smartphone) senses audio and/or image content from a user's environment, and initiates one or more recognition agents (e.g., performing image watermark recognition, image recognition, object recognition, facial recognition, barcode recognition, optical character recognition, audio watermark recognition, speech recognition, speaker recognition, or music recognition). Resource allocation to a recognition agent can be varied based on (a) progress of the recognition agent to achieve its recognition goal, and (b) user interest data indicating user interest in the output of the recognition agent. A second candidate recognition agent can be evaluated for possible launch, based on a relevance score, and a cost score. In some embodiments, the device adapts its operation to changing context, by terminating a first recognition agent in favor of a second recognition agent, without express user instruction to do so.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Tony F. Rodriguez, Geoffrey B. Rhoads
  • Patent number: 9913203
    Abstract: A presence service can be provided by an access point 101 serving a small cell 100 by rejecting a request for registration from a user equipment 103 after acquiring its IMSI and sending the IMSI to a presence database 105. The user equipment determines if the cell is a presence cell by comparing the cell's location area code (LAC) with LACs stored in a list and looking for a match. It the cell is a presence cell then the user equipment, rather than placing the LAC in a forbidden list, re-tries registration again but only after a pre-set time period of 5-10 minutes has elapsed. This has the advantage that a presence service can be notified of subscribers who linger in a particular area or return to that area at regular intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ip.Access Limited
    Inventors: David Charles Brock, James Harrow, Christopher Edward John Kilgour, Neil Philip Piercy, Nicholas Dougall Johnson, Alan George Whitehead
  • Patent number: 9913188
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to a method of establishing a connection between user equipment and a base station of a radio network, wherein connection parameters used to establish a first connection between the user equipment and the base station are stored in a memory of the user equipment and in a memory of the base station prior to the release of the first connection. The method comprises comparing the stored connection parameters with connection parameters to be used to establish a second connection between the user equipment and the base station, generating a connection establishment request comprising the connection parameters to be used for establishing the second connection that differ from the stored connection parameters, and transmitting the connection establishment request to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Szymon Panecki, Dawid Koziol
  • Patent number: 9900416
    Abstract: An information processing method and device, and an apparatus used for a terminal with multiple operation systems include: according to the content of information received in the current operation system, the type of the information is determined; according to the type of the information, the operation system for processing the information is determined, and the information is processed by the operation system. The current operation system can determine the operation system for processing the information according to the content and the type of the information received by a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Yulong Computer Telecommunications Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yi Cao
  • Patent number: 9900423
    Abstract: Various user interfaces and other technologies for interacting with devices that support multiple communication lines can be implemented. Scenarios providing separate communications lines, such as voice over internet protocol (VOIP), social network communications, and the like can be supported. For example, communication-line-separated and communication-line-aggregated user interface paradigms can be supported. Intelligent selection of an appropriate paradigm can support user preferences, conversation user interfaces, and the like. Other features such as communication line defaults can help users deal with multiple communication line scenarios. A consistent, compact user interface for switching communication lines can be supported. Users can interact with their devices more efficiently and with less frustration. A wide variety of use scenarios are supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tony He, Susan Chory, Gregory Howard, Peter Bergler, Lijuan Qin, Jon Arnett, Janis Jungeun Lee, Petteri Mikkola, Issa Y. Khoury
  • Patent number: 9894515
    Abstract: An information processing device configured to communicate with a plurality of mobile terminals, the information processing device includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to acquire, from the plurality of mobile terminals, information related to movements of the plurality of mobile terminals, identify, based on the information, movement patterns of the plurality of mobile terminals, identify, based on the movement patterns, a queue including at least two mobile terminals of the plurality of mobile terminals, identify, based on the information of the mobile terminals included in the queue, a waiting time that elapses before a first mobile terminal that is one of the plurality of mobile terminals and that is included in the queue reaches a head of the queue, and output the identified waiting time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jun Maeda, Kazuho Maeda, Akihiro Inomata
  • Patent number: 9894637
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (UE) may establish a dynamic coverage enhancement (CE) configuration and then autonomously transition from one CE level to another while in idle mode. The network may blindly detect the CE change during a paging procedure. For example, a mobility management entity (MME) may store dynamic CE information, and it may provide the dynamic CE information to base stations when the UE is paged. In some cases, the base stations may autonomously retransmit paging messages at different CE levels based on the dynamic CE information. In other examples, the MME may direct the base station to retransmit at different CE levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miguel Griot, Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Haris Zisimopoulos, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 9888385
    Abstract: Provided are a method, an Internet of Things (IoT) device, and a base station apparatus for subscriber authentication without using a SIM card or a USIM card in a IoT/IosT service based on a 3GPP mobile communication system. The method of authenticating a subscriber of an Internet of Things (IoT) device based on mobile communication includes authenticating the subscriber using a measurement value which becomes a unique characteristic of the IoT device, in which the authenticating of the subscriber is performed using a measurement value which becomes a unique characteristic of the IoT device without using a SIM (subscriber identity module) card or a USIM (universal subscriber identity module) card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Hyukjun Oh, Shin Hee Won, Yerin Hong