Patents Examined by Diane Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 10075844
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a privacy/security apparatus for a portable communication device that includes a housing assembly configured to attenuate acoustic and light energy, and an audio channel comprising a microphone and speaker that can play input derived primarily from either the microphone or from a different audio source. The privacy/security apparatus includes a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) that can receive the input from the microphone and provide the input to the speaker or process the microphone input prior to providing speaker, and seed to generate a masking signal provided to one or more speakers with an output that is played to one or more microphones of a portable communication device. Further, the privacy/security apparatus includes a microprocessor configured and arranged to: i. load software on the DSP, and ii. provide control of a user interface that controls at least some functions of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: PPIP LLC
    Inventors: Michael Fong, Teddy David Thomas, Harald Quintus-Bosz, Piotr Diduch, Kenneth Alan Ritsher, Gabriel Greeley, Neric Fong, Morton Tarr, Blake Edward Kotiza
  • Patent number: 10070371
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) operable to authorize access to a node is disclosed. The UE can process extended access barring (EAB) configuration information in a system information block (SIB) received in a broadcast control channel (BCCH) from a node. The SIB can be a SIB type 14 in a long term evolution (LTE) system. The UE can bar access to the node when the SIB with EAB configuration information has characteristics associated with barring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Mo-Han Fong, Puneet K. Jain, Hyung-Nam Choi
  • Patent number: 10064196
    Abstract: A terminal device is configured to monitor a radio link on the basis of a specific threshold value defined as a level of a downlink radio link and the threshold value is defined by taking into account the number of repetitive transmissions and/or repetitive receptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tsuboi, Katsunari Uemura, Yasuyuki Kato, Shohei Yamada
  • Patent number: 10064107
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for mobility management at a network management center. The method comprises indicating a target access node to a terminal device being served by a source access node, in response to determining that the terminal device needs to be handed over to the target access node. The method also comprises transmitting network-related context information of the terminal device to the target access node that receives terminal-related context information of the terminal device from the terminal device. By virtue of this method, the access node may be made with a simple and low cost structure; deployment of access nodes may be more flexible and handover of the terminal device may be more efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Rui Fan, Gunnar Mildh, Qianxi Lu
  • Patent number: 10057722
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for active shipment management within a wireless network enabled vehicle that may use an ID node associated with a package, a container node associated with a logistics container, a vehicle node on the vehicle, and a managing node external to the vehicle. In general, the vehicle node broadcasts a management request to the container node related to the package. The container node identifies the ID node associated with the package based upon shipping information included in the management request. The container node verifies the package is on the vehicle via the ID node's location as determined by the container node. The container node transmits a verification message to the vehicle node to indicate whether the package is verified to be on the vehicle. The vehicle node then transmits a shipment update message to the managing node indicating updated shipping information related to the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Ole-Petter Skaaksrud
  • Patent number: 10057034
    Abstract: One example method is provided for dynamic allocation of air interface resources in a cellular network comprising at least three wireless cells located within a geographical proximity of each other, the method comprising determining, by a central managing entity, one or more classification rules for classifying each of said plurality of mobile devices according to the one or more classification rules; providing, by the central management entity, to a group of base stations associated with the at least three cells, information that comprises: information that relates to the determined one or more classification rules; information that relates to semi-static allocation of blocks of air interface resources adapted for use by one or more specific members of the group of base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Yanover, Ziv Nuss
  • Patent number: 10057818
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to reducing or mitigating no-service delays for LTE capable wireless devices which do not have permission to access one or more LTE networks. According to some embodiments, a MME of a first PLMN may receive an LTE NAS request corresponding to a tracking area from a wireless device. The MME may determine to reject the request, and may send a rejection response to the request indicating that access to the first PLMN in the tracking area according to LTE is not available to the wireless device. The rejection response may further include extended cause information relating to whether or not the wireless device is permitted to access the first PLMN in other tracking areas according to LTE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Krisztian Kiss
  • Patent number: 10045255
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of processing Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) Protocol Data Units (PDUs) of an Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN) Radio Access Bearer (E-RAB). For example, an apparatus may include PDCP processor configured to process a plurality of PDUs of an E-RAB, the PDCP processor configured to apply a sequence of a plurality of PDCP procedures to one or more first PDUs communicated via the cellular link, and to apply no more than a part of the sequence of PDCP procedures, by selecting not to apply one or more of the plurality of PDCP procedures, to one or more second PDUs communicated via a non-cellular Radio Access Technology (RAT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Jing Zhu, Nageen Himayat, Jerome Parron, Penny Efraim-Sagi, Martin Kolde
  • Patent number: 10039077
    Abstract: Systems and methods for regulating alerts in a wearable device are disclosed. The alerts may be generated from a mobile device or a wearable device communicatively coupled to the mobile device. The system may include an alert storage module that receives alerts of various types, and generate a plurality of alert heaps each including respective one or more alerts. The system may determine for an alert a respective cost value associated with issuing a notification of the alert. The alert heaps may be merged to produce a cost-biased leftist heap including prioritized alerts based on the cost values of the alerts. The system may generate a queue of notification commands based on the prioritized alerts, and transmit the commands to the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Fai Yeung, Fu Zhou, Miril Chheda
  • Patent number: 10033674
    Abstract: A communication management system manages the exchange of messages between devices using different communication networks and/or protocols. A sender device may transmit a message (e.g., a short message service “SMS” message) to a destination associated with a traditional “landline” phone number. The message may be delivered over a traditional landline phone network. The communication management system can receive the message via the phone network, process the message, and provide the message to one or more electronic devices over a packet switched network, such as a local area network or the Internet. The electronic devices may use chat-based application software to process and display the message, provide robust message handline functionality, and facilitate responses to the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CALLFIRE, INC.
    Inventor: Radu Maierean
  • 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: 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: 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
    Inventors: Deepak Das, Sepehr Mehrabanzad
  • 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: 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
    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
    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:, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hedley Turner, Daniel Steven Haligas, Velayudhan Venugopal, Alex Holm Devine