Patents Examined by Diane Mizrahi
  • 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: 10149272
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, user equipment (UE) comprises processing circuitry to connect to a network via an untrusted wireless local area network (WLAN) and determine a location of the UE to provide the location of the UE if a voice call is made by the UE via the untrusted WLAN. The UE provides the location of the UE to a Public-Safety Answering Point (PSAP) via one or more network nodes of the network via the untrusted WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandre S. Stojanovski, Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • 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: 10149301
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for transmission of discovery signal signals and detection of discovery signal signals for device-to-device communication. According to some aspects, the disclosure relates to a method executed in a wireless terminal for transmitting a control signal for enabling device-to-device, D2D, discovery, wherein the control signal carries an identity. According to one aspect, the method comprises hashing the control signal, taking a time stamp used for the control signal transmission as one input parameter, encoding the hashed control signal, and transmitting the encoded signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Stefano Sorrentino
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10142794
    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: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary F. Diamanti, Iwao Hatanaka, Stephen J. Kenna, Mauro Marzorati
  • Patent number: 10142289
    Abstract: A secure interface for a mobile communications device has output communications circuitry operable to communicate with an external network, private network communications circuitry operable to communicate with a mobile communications device, and an input/output filter connected between the output communications circuitry and the private network communications circuitry. The input/output filter separately filters, based on programmed stored criteria, externally-received information packets from the external network via the output communications circuitry and internally-received information packets from the mobile communications device via the private network communications circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Owl Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Salvatore Morlando
  • Patent number: 10142774
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for invitational content geofencing. A system first sends, to a server location data associated with the system, the location data being calculated at the system. The system then receives a listing of places of interest within a geofence including a geographical perimeter for identifying places of interest in the listing, the geofence being based on the location data associated with the system. Next, the system selects a place of interest from the listing based on a location of the system. The system then presents a content item associated with the place of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Alsina, David T. Wilson, Kenley Sun, Sagar Joshi
  • Patent number: 10136382
    Abstract: The invention is based on a platform that has both hardware and software. The latter includes, amongst other things, an algorithm to solve the problem encountered when, on passing between countries and operators, data services have to roam between mobile networks. The invention handles and solves existing technical limitations such as existing roaming logic for switches between operators not taking into account: which services the ‘original’ operator has activated; geographical coverage; different costs for different services; and, whether services other than speech can function in the selected network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Fält Communications AB
    Inventors: Mikael Langstrom, Per Westermark, Patrick Persson
  • Patent number: 10129851
    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: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miguel Griot, Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Haris Zisimopoulos, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10123264
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method, a terminal and a network-side access device for reporting PLMN. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal, a PLMN identifier list sent by a network-side access device; selecting, by the terminal, a first PLMN identifier from the PLMN identifier list, so as to connect with the network-side access device; and after the terminal is connected with the network-side access device, labeling, by the terminal, a second PLMN identifier preset in the terminal as a selected PLMN identifier and reporting the selected PLMN identifier to the network-side access device, wherein the first PLMN identifier is different from the second PLMN identifier. The present invention solves the technical problem of limitation of operation on PLMN reporting due to adopting the conventional PLMN reporting manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BAICELLS TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD
    Inventor: Wei Li
  • Patent number: 10123267
    Abstract: Because it is not possible to sufficiently reduce the number base stations that start uselessly in spite of being in a low traffic state, it is not possible to lower interference between adjacent cells and power consumption sufficiently. A base station starts transmission of a control signal with predetermined power when communication between another base station and a mobile station is started and a first predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshifumi Nakamura, Kojiro Hamabe, Masayuki Ariyoshi, Kazushi Muraoka
  • Patent number: 10117101
    Abstract: The proliferation of IOT devices has led to an increase in sensitive, cloud-stored data. To provide further protection, IOT device data may be secured by geographically based access controls as a supplement to or in place of traditional password protection. A geographically based access control restricts data accessibility to designated geographical areas. In this manner, a requesting device may not access geo-fence protected IOT device data unless the requesting device is located within a designated geographical area. Geo-fence parameters utilized for creation of a geo-fence policy may be pre-specified or generated based on operating conditions. For example, a user may provide location data, such as an address or geographical coordinate, and a radial distance from the location for which data access is permissible. Additionally, geo-fence parameters can be automatically determined based on criteria such as an IOT device type or data usage characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Dhiraj Girdhar, Kevin Meehan, Brian Christopher Peck, Dhara Shah
  • Patent number: 10117152
    Abstract: Cell selection techniques are provided for network access to cells that may employ one or more coverage enhancement techniques. A user equipment (UE), which may be a machine type communication (MTC) device, upon initial acquisition or upon wakeup may measure a reference signal received power (RSRP), reference signal received quality (RSRQ), or both, and determine a cell selection value based at least in part on the RSRP, RSRQ, or a combination thereof. The cell selection value may be determined based on an offset, which may be selected based on a measurement accuracy capability of the UE. UE sequential access attempts, neighbor cell list information that may include coverage enhancement of neighboring cells transmissions, and cell re-selection measurement frequency adjustments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Renqiu Wang, Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Hao Xu, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10111029
    Abstract: A user recommendation method is described. First location information sent by an aircraft is received, where the first location information indicating a first location of a first user. A first user identifier and the first location information are sent to a server. A second user identifier is found by the server and received, where a location associated with the second user is within a range of the first location. A user recommendation list is generated according to the second user identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Kaifeng Li
  • Patent number: 10111097
    Abstract: The present invention discloses how a small cell accesses a local network via the LIPA technique and discloses a data transmission path and data transmission protection of a local service. A method for network traffic routing for a user equipment of a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises connecting to a small cell of the wireless communication system, transmitting an user identity information to the small cell, receiving an authentication result of an authentication procedure from the small cell, and obtaining a local service via the small cell and a local network connecting to the small cell without going through a core network connecting to the small cell when the authentication result indicates that the user equipment passes the authentication procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Sercomm Corporation
    Inventor: Ruoyu Cao
  • Patent number: 10104503
    Abstract: Determining a location of a user device comprises a wireless computing system supported by an access point. The wireless computing system receives a signal from the user device. The system estimates a location of the user device based on RSSI and calculates a boundary around the estimated location. The wireless computing system selects a plurality of sections inside of the boundary and performs a coarse calculation of a location of the user device based on an angle of arrival of the received signal. The system determines sections of the plurality of sections that have results from the coarse calculation that are more likely to be a location of the user device. The system performs a fine calculation of the location based on the angle of arrival of the received signal within each of the sections. The system identifies a particular section as the location of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Santosh Pandey, Rong Peng
  • Patent number: 10104636
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, user equipment (UE) comprises processing circuitry to connect to a network via an untrusted wireless local area network (WLAN) and determine a location of the UE to provide the location of the UE if a voice call is made by the UE via the untrusted WLAN. The UE provides the location of the UE to a Public-Safety Answering Point (PSAP) via one or more network nodes of the network via the untrusted WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandre S. Stojanovski, Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10103767
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for dynamically charging an internal battery of a smart card from an interface device (such as a terminal) so that the battery life may be extended. A smart card device detects that it has interfaced with an interface device and that voltage is now being provided to the smart card device. The smart card device may divert some or most of the current being provided with the voltage to charge an internal battery of the smart card device, either concurrent to other communications between the smart card device and the interface device or before/after relevant communications are completed. As a result, the use of a smart card device contributes to the charge of the smart card device's internal battery, instead of draining it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Anupam Pahuja
  • Patent number: 10097499
    Abstract: The security and privacy are very important aspects of communication. Many technologies have been developed to keeping private messages secure while being transmitted from the sender to the receiver. However, the privacy of the messages can be compromised by notifications of the messages at the receiver. For example, a third party may see a visual notification of private text message displayed on a receiving device, such as a smart phone. Provided herein is an apparatus that receives a message, determines a privacy level of the message, selects a mode of notification of the message based on the determined privacy level of the message, and performs a notification action based on the selected mode of notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Ankita, Ashutosh Giri