Patents Examined by Dinh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10694020
    Abstract: An information displaying method and a terminal are provided. The method includes: obtaining audio data to be played in a chronological order; determining, based on attribute information at any moment of a sound represented by the audio data, a shape of a graph corresponding to the any moment, where the graph corresponding to the any moment including a closed curve with a bump, and a maximum distance in distances from points on the bump to a center of the graph is positively correlated to a value indicated by the attribute information at the any moment; and displaying the graph corresponding to the any moment. The bump in the graph changes with the value indicated by the attribute information of the sound, and such graph is presented to a user, to enhance perception of the user on the attribute information of the audio data and improve user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Simon Ekstrand, Hang Li, Zhiming Fan, Xueyan Huang, Zewen Li, Sha Qian, Shouyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10674312
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to locating and tracking a wireless beacon from a wireless device. A data collection module in the wireless device collects and processes sensory data from the wireless beacon. A location estimation module classifies an environment surrounding the wireless beacon based on the sensory data, determines a movement of the wireless device and a movement of the wireless beacon, and estimates a location of the wireless beacon based on the sensory data, the classified environment, the determined movement of the wireless device and the determined movement of the wireless beacon. A calibration module refines the location of the wireless beacon based on neighboring wireless beacons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Yurong Jiang, Kyu Han Kim
  • Patent number: 10652380
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for managing contact information received in the context of a messaging system. Messages may be received from known contacts which contain user contact records for third parties. Based on the trust relationship with the known contacts, the user contact record is placed in a contact record repository for later retrieval. When another message is received which either references the user contact record or is from the third party referenced in the user contact record, a dialog box is presented offering the user the opportunity to add the user contact record as an address entry in the address book of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventors: Michael B. Donohue, Clark Chen, Alan Liu
  • Patent number: 10567559
    Abstract: A sliding mechanism applicable in a terminal device includes: a sliding plate and a fixed plate arranged in a stacked way, wherein the sliding plate is provided with a slide rail on both sides in a sliding direction; a guide side of the fixed plate is accommodated in the slide rail, enabling the sliding plate to slide along the fixed plate; the guide side is provided with a guide rail protruding toward the slide rail, and the slide rail is provided with an elastic element, the elastic element sliding along the guide rail and being deformed; a gap is provided between the sliding plate and the fixed plate, and position stopping elements are correspondingly arranged on the fixed plate and at least one of the sliding plate or the slide rail, and configured to stop the sliding plate at a starting point and an ending point of sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tianbiao Luo, Zhengquan Wang, Yong Liu
  • Patent number: 10568017
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method including scanning wirelessly by a plurality of mobile devices and selecting a plurality of wireless access points based on the scanning by the plurality of mobile devices. Particular attributes of the plurality of wireless access points are determined, and the particular attributes of the plurality of wireless access points are compared. A particular set of the plurality of wireless access points are grouped based on the comparing of the particular attributes, and a particular geographic location is assigned to the particular set of the plurality of wireless access points. A particular security protocol is assigned to the particular geographic location based on the particular attributes of the particular set of the plurality of wireless access points. A particular mobile device is determined to be positioned within a particular distance of the particular geographic location, and wireless communication of the particular mobile device is restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Avast Software s.r.o.
    Inventors: Juyong Do, Martin Horváth
  • Patent number: 10560808
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for ranking devices based on a distance from a merchant device. One of the methods includes displaying, in a point-of-sale system, a listing of buyers located proximate to the point-of-sale system, the buyers having indicated using their mobile devices a desire to pursue a financial transaction in association with the point-of-sale system. The point-of-sale system determines relative distances of the mobile devices of the buyers with respect to the point-of-sale system and arranges the displayed listing in the point-of-sale system based at least in part on the determined relative distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Jeffrey Post, Shuvo Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 10554231
    Abstract: A terminal includes a first baseband processor, a second baseband processor, a first radio frequency chip, a second radio frequency chip, a first antenna, a second antenna, a third antenna, and a fourth antenna. The first baseband processor is coupled to the first antenna and the second antenna using the first radio frequency chip. The first radio frequency chip is coupled to the first antenna to form a first channel, and is coupled to the second antenna to form a second channel. The second baseband processor is coupled to the third antenna and the fourth antenna using the second radio frequency chip. The second radio frequency chip is coupled to the third antenna to form a third channel, and is coupled to the fourth antenna to form a fourth channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TEHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li Shen, Bangshi Yin, Kun Li, Songping Yao, Anmin Xu, Shumin Liu, Shui Liu
  • Patent number: 10548010
    Abstract: Provided are a verification method and device, and a terminal. The method includes: initiating a request for registration on a wireless network according to initialization information of a virtual subscriber identification module (VSIM) card via a first communication connection, obtaining an authentication pseudo-random code sent by the wireless network, sending the authentication pseudo-random code to a service center of the VSIM card, and obtaining a calculation result sent by the service center and corresponding to the authentication pseudo-random code; and sending the calculation result to the wireless network via the first communication connection, wherein the calculation result is used for performing communication verification on the VSIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qiang Li
  • Patent number: 10531484
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates 5G or pre-5G communication systems for supporting higher data transmission rate than those by LTE or other post-4G communication systems. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for allocating a resource in a communication system includes determining a beam to be used for data communication between a UE and the base station based on beam feedback information from the UE. The method also includes releasing resource allocation for a beam used previously depending on whether the determined beam is changed from the previously used beam, allocating a resource for the determined beam, and transmitting information related to the resource allocation for the determined beam to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Wook Kwon, Anil Agiwal, Young-Bin Chang
  • Patent number: 10531390
    Abstract: A GPS-enabled cellular electronic device is operated in an indoor mode. An increase in strength of a cellular signal is detected at the GPS-enabled cellular electronic device. Responsive at least to the increase in cellular signal strength, the GPS-enabled cellular electronic device is transitioned to an outdoor testing mode. Detecting is carried out to determine whether movement of the GPS-enabled cellular electronic device occurs during the outdoor testing mode. If so, the GPS-enabled cellular electronic device is transitioned to an outdoor mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jing Dai, Ming Li, Milind R. Naphade, Sambit Sahu
  • Patent number: 10530609
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless communication apparatus and a channel estimation methods of the wireless communication apparatus. The channel estimation methods includes receiving a first sub-frame and a second sub-frame, the first sub-frame including a plurality of first reference signals pre-coded based on a first pre-coding matrix and the second sub-frame including a plurality of second reference signals pre-coded based on a second pre-coding matrix; determining whether the first pre-coding matrix and the second pre-coding matrix are the same, based on a channel variation in the time domain; and performing, in response to determining that the first pre-coding matrix and the second pre-coding matrix are the same, channel estimation with respect to a resource element included in the second sub-frame based on at least of the plurality of first reference signals and at least one of the plurality of second reference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-ho Kim, Hyun-seung Joo, In-hyoung Kim, Young-seok Jung
  • Patent number: 10517060
    Abstract: There are disclosed methods and access points for estimating a location of a user device in a wireless communications network. A plurality of access points define respective received signal strength indicator (RSSI) values for transmissions received from the user device. Each of the plurality of access points sends the respective RSSI values to the other access points of the plurality of access points. One of the plurality of access points self-elects to estimate the location of the user device. The self-elected access point estimates a location of the user device based, at least in part, on the RSSI values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Cambium Networks, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jack Horner, Dirk I. Gates
  • Patent number: 10510349
    Abstract: Methods employ sensors in portable devices (e.g., smartphones) both to sense content information (e.g., audio and imagery) and context information. Device processing is desirably dependent on both. For example, some embodiments activate certain processor intensive operations (e.g., content recognition) based on classification of sensed content and context. The context can control the location where information produced from such operations is stored, or control an alert signal indicating, e.g., that sensed speech is being transcribed. Some arrangements post sensor data collected by one device to a cloud repository, for access and processing by other devices. Multiple devices can collaborate in collecting and processing data, to exploit advantages each may have (e.g., in location, processing ability, social network resources, etc.). A great many other features and arrangements are also detailed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Tony F. Rodriguez, Yang Bai
  • Patent number: 10511940
    Abstract: The aim of the disclosed method is to measure and analyze the movement of mobile devices utilizing their communication with a telecommunication network. This includes receiving telecommunication control data associated with the mobile devices, which comprise at least a timestamp, a unique identifier of the mobile device and information on the location of the device. The corresponding data is organized in data objects, which group all data sets associated with a single mobile device identifier. The data objects are extended by additional attributes, which can be derived using algorithms that parse the data objects. The objects are thus extended in a way that all information stored in the data objects, i.e. the raw telecommunication control data and the attributes, is available for all subsequent analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Motionlogic GmbH
    Inventors: Vahid Mirbaha, Steffen Lipperts
  • Patent number: 10506430
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a communication apparatus includes a receiver, a first beacon processor, a second beacon processor, and an authentication processor. The receiver receives a first beacon transmitted over a wireless network while being protected by a first common key and a second beacon transmitted over the wireless network while not being protected by the first common key. The first beacon processor accesses the wireless network using information contained in the first beacon when the first common key is provided. The second beacon processor accesses the wireless network using information contained in the second beacon when the first common key is not provided. The authentication processor performs connection authentication to the wireless network using information contained in the second beacon and acquires the first common key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Oba, Ren Sakata, Hiroki Kudo, Yusuke Doi
  • Patent number: 10498381
    Abstract: Provided is a protector for a portable information terminal that protects the rear and front surfaces of the portable information terminal and whose entire volume is small. A protector for protecting a portable information terminal includes a rear protector configured to protect a rear surface of the portable information terminal, a rear engagement portion disposed on the rear protector and configured to engage with the portable information terminal, a front protector extending from a side surface of the rear protector and configured to protect a front surface of the portable information terminal, and a front engagement portion disposed on the front protector and configured to engage with the rear engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: POWER SUPPORT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsushi Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10499204
    Abstract: Cellular communication networks may be configured to broadcast wireless emergency alert (WEA) messages to multiple receiving communication devices. A communication device has physical-layer components, such as a modem subsystem, that receive broadcast alert messages. The modem subsystem uses a cache to record received alert messages and references the cache to perform duplication checking for newly received messages. Newly received messages that are not duplicates are provided to application-layer software for further processing. The application-layer software notifies a device user of the alert message if the alert message satisfies certain criteria. In addition, the application-layer detects changes in device properties that could potentially affect the criteria and in response causes the cache of the modem subsystem to be cleared so that the modem subsystem will not declare a subsequently received alert message to be a duplicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei-Ming Lan, Terri Brooks
  • Patent number: 10492056
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for enhancing mobile subscriber privacy in telecommunications networks. In some embodiments, in the course of a registration process, a user device and an associated telecommunications network exchange trust indicators (TrIs), and respectively verify them. The user device and telecommunications network also transmit personally identifiable information (PII), such as an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), in an encrypted form, and use a pseudo IMSI in place of the IMSI for the duration of the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Yousif Targali
  • Patent number: 10484523
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a mobile communication terminal including a user interface and a processor. The mobile communication terminal receives real time acquired colour data, from which the processor generates a colour scheme for the user interface. The light generating means receive the colour scheme and provide a coloured light to user interface in accordance with the colour scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a r.l.
    Inventor: Erika Reponen
  • Patent number: 10477412
    Abstract: An example non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions executable by a processor to: determine a channel distribution vector based on a channel priority for a plurality of available wireless channels within a wireless network; receive a set of constraints on a channel plan; determine a channel plan meeting the set of user defined constraints based on the channel distribution vector; and transmit the channel plan to a plurality of radios on the wireless network, wherein the channel plan comprises a channel assigned to each radio of the plurality of radios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Dongwoon Hahn, Mathieu Mercier, Sachin Ganu, Nethra Muniyappa, Sree Harsha, Rajini Balay