Patents Examined by Dung Hong
  • Patent number: 10448243
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include receiving, by a Service Capability Exposure Function (SCEF), a request to send data to a user equipment (UE), wherein a context for the UE is not available at the SCEF when the request is received; querying a subscriber database to determine whether the context for the UE is available at the subscriber database; and sending the data for the UE to a Mobility Management Entity (MME) by the SCEF using an interface directly interconnecting the MME and the SCEF based on a determination that the context for the UE is available at the subscriber database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Poojan Tanna
  • Patent number: 10447352
    Abstract: A wireless cellular base station (BS) transmitter transmits a downlink calibration pilot symbol. A receiver receives from a user equipment (UE) an uplink calibration pilot symbol and an effective downlink channel estimate transmitted by the UE. The effective downlink channel estimate is computed by the UE using the downlink calibration pilot symbol received from the BS. Processing devices compute an effective uplink channel estimate using the uplink calibration pilot symbol received from the UE and compute channel reciprocity calibration coefficients using the effective downlink channel estimate received from the UE and the effective uplink channel estimate computed by the BS. The BS includes multiple antennas, and the BS computes the channel reciprocity calibration coefficients for each antenna. Alternatively, the uplink channel estimate received by the BS is an inverted version of the effective downlink channel estimate, which the processing devices use for channel reciprocity compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Nikhil U. Kundargi, Karl F. Nieman, Junmo Sung
  • Patent number: 10448336
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor, a global positioning system (GPS) transceiver accessible to the at least one processor, a motion sensor accessible to the at least one processor, a cellular communication transceiver accessible to the at least one processor, and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the at least one processor to provide directions to follow a route to a destination and to vary a rate at which the GPS transceiver communicates with at least one satellite for providing the directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jonathan Gaither Knox
  • Patent number: 10438141
    Abstract: A platform provides recommendations for points of interest in a venue to venue attendees. Different points of interest are recommended in different amounts in order to prevent congestion in the venue in the form of extremely long queues or extremely large crowds. To achieve this, the platform divides a large group of venue attendees into multiple sub-groups, with each sub-group being recommended a different point of interest, and the size of each sub-group based on a difference between an optimal queue or crowd size and an actual queue or crowd size of a queue or crowd associated with that point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Blazer and Flip Flops, Inc
    Inventor: Scott Sahadi
  • Patent number: 10425950
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for mitigating interference of a first radio signal received by a first transceiver of a first radio access technology (RAT) due to transmission of a second radio signal by a second transceiver of a second RAT, wherein the first transceiver and the second transceiver are physically collocated on a same device. The method includes: pre-setting a power of the second radio signal based on a throughput performance requirement for the first radio signal before transmission of the second radio signal, and tuning the power of the second radio signal during transmission of the second radio signal based on estimating the interference of the first radio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Igor A. Tolochko, Assi Jakoby, Johann Steger, Xiaofeng Wu, Bruno Jechoux, Lars Persson
  • Patent number: 10425818
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth techniques for an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) to conditionally require, when performing management operations in association with electronic Subscriber Identity Modules (eSIMs), human-based authentication. The eUICC receives a request to perform a management operation in association with an eSIM. In response, the eUICC determines whether a policy being enforced by the eUICC indicates that a human-based authentication is required prior to performing the management operation. Next, the eUICC causes the mobile device to prompt a user of the mobile device to carry out the human-based authentication. The management operation is then performed or ignored in accordance with results of the human-based authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiangying Yang, Li Li, Jerrold Von Hauck
  • Patent number: 10420014
    Abstract: A method and a device for controlling external data network use via a mobile Access Point (AP) are provided. A host device set as the mobile AP determines whether a data-less mode is set, blocks a client device from using the external data network via the mobile AP, if the data-less mode is set, and permits the client device to use the external data network via the mobile AP, if the data-less mode is released. A client device connected to a mobile AP determines whether a data-less mode is set for a host device set as the mobile AP, if the client device is connected to the host device in a state of being connected to a wireless data network, maintains the connection to the wireless data network, if the data-less mode is set, and releases the connection to the wireless data network, if the data-less mode is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keum-Ju Jang, Su-Young Park, Sun-Min Hwang, Ju-Seung Lee
  • Patent number: 10419880
    Abstract: Particular embodiments of a mobile device periodically detect signals transmitted by multiple fixed-location signal sources within a bounded area. A signal-location mapping is created based on the detected signals and their signal strength levels at the relative positions of the mobile computing device within the bounded area. The signal-location mapping may be created by generating a spatial distribution of signal strengths throughout the bounded area. Once the signal-location mapping has been created, particular embodiments may identify a relative position of a second mobile computing device with respect to the environment using the map of spatial distribution of signal strengths in accordance with a detected second spatial distribution of signal strengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuelian Long, Weiyi Wu
  • Patent number: 10419938
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to mobile communications technologies, and in particular, to a mobile communication method, apparatus, and device. The method includes receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a non-access stratum (NAS) security mode command message from a mobility management entity MME, where the NAS security mode command message carries first verification matching information used to verify UE capability information received by the MME. Based on the first verification matching information, the UE determines whether the UE capability information received by the MME is consistent with UE capability information sent by the UE to the MME. In response to determining that the UE capability information received by the MME is consistent with the UE capability information sent by the UE to the MME, the UE sends a NAS security mode complete message to the MME.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jing Chen, Qi Li, Lin Shu
  • Patent number: 10412647
    Abstract: A mobility management apparatus reselection method and a mobility management apparatus are provided. The method includes: receiving an access request message sent from user equipment (UE), where the access request message carries identity information of the UE; determining, according to the identity information of the UE, a type of a mobility management apparatus that the UE needs to access; reselecting a second mobility management apparatus according to the type of the mobility management apparatus that the UE needs to access; and forwarding the access request message to the second mobility management apparatus, so that the second mobility management apparatus executes an access request procedure of the UE. The embodiments of the present invention is applicable to the field of communications technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HUWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Shi, Wanqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10408914
    Abstract: Using a location sensor, a location including a latitude and a longitude of a device is determined. Using an air pressure sensor, a first elevation of a device is determined. Using the location, a corresponding street address is determined. Using the street address and the first elevation, a floor number is determined. The street address and the floor number are reported to an emergency response system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles D. Wolfson, Sushain Pandit, David A. Selby, Brent Gross
  • Patent number: 10390297
    Abstract: A first communication apparatus may receive first identification information for identifying a first wireless network and second identification information for identifying a second wireless network via a first type of interface from a second communication apparatus, in a case where the second communication apparatus currently belongs to both the first wireless network and the second wireless network. The first communication apparatus may select, from among the first and second wireless networks, by using the first and the second identification information, at least one wireless network to which the first communication apparatus currently belongs, and execute a wireless communication for target data with the second communication apparatus via a second type of interface by using a target wireless network included in the selected at least one wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10390265
    Abstract: A resource management method and apparatus allows or restricts use of some or all of the resources of entities of a wireless communication system. A radio resource management method of a radio access point includes receiving a measurement report from a terminal, selecting another radio access point for serving the terminal in cooperation with the serving radio access point based on the measurement report and a Handover Restriction List (HRL), and transmitting a request for serving the terminal to the selected another radio access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Hwan Won, Songyean Cho, Sangsoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 10383085
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to range-determining-module for a transceiver, configured to: receive a signal comprising a received-data-packet, identify a plurality of known-sequence-sections of the received-data-packet, each known-sequence-section containing a known-data-sequence that is known to the range-determining-module; determine a reception-time-stamp associated with each of the plurality of known-sequence-sections; verify the received-data-packet using the reception-time-stamps associated with different respective known-sequence-sections of the received-data-packet; and provide a verified range estimate in accordance with one or more of the time stamps of the verified received-data-packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Wolfgang Küchler, Ghiath Al-kadi, Hendrik Ahlendorf
  • Patent number: 10383022
    Abstract: A method includes identifying one or more elephant flows operated by a plurality of user equipment (UE) terminals located in a first coverage area, comparing the one or more elephant flows to threshold characteristics, determining whether the coverage area is congested, causing handover of the plurality of UE terminals from the first coverage area when the one or more elephant flows exceed the threshold characteristics and the first coverage area is congested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Opanga Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ben Hadorn, Jeffrey P. Harrang, John Burnette, David Gibbons
  • Patent number: 10382617
    Abstract: In an aspect, a user equipment (UE) is positioned within a driver operation zone of a vehicle, one or more UE-based user interfaces (UIs) are restricted and forwarded to a vehicle-based UI controller to permit access to the one or more UE-based features via a vehicle-based UI. In another aspect, the UE in the driver operation zone is engaged in hands-free speakerphone mode via a vehicle audio system of the vehicle, and an attempt to transition the UE to handset-based audio mode is blocked. In another aspect, when a handset-based audio capture and/or playback attempt of the UE is detected, the UE interacts with a vehicle audio system to temporarily reduce volume being output by one or more proximal speakers. In another aspect, the UE streams media to a media presentation device in its own zone or another zone of the vehicle for presentation thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: William Lloyd Atkinson, Tung Chuen Kwong, Benjamin Koon Pan Chan, Henry Hing Law, Wilson Hung Yu
  • Patent number: 10382911
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system for providing a mobile-based crowdsourcing platform configured to provide an intuitive and semi-automated means of collecting and managing user-driven data by leveraging text messages. The crowdsourcing platform is configured to leverage a Short Message Service (SMS) communication system for generating and transmitting command text messages to mobile devices of users of the service. The command text messages essentially elicit or otherwise train/educate the user's mobile device to automatically transmit requested data back to the crowdsourcing platform, the requested data including the location or position of the user within a given environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CROWDCOMFORT, INC.
    Inventors: Abdullah Daoud, B. Eric Graham
  • Patent number: 10368235
    Abstract: Activation or update of a subscriber identity module (SIM) via a roaming cellular wireless network by a mobile device includes the mobile device: determining a country of origin associated with a mobile network operator (MNO) for the SIM, determining a current geographic location of the mobile device, and when the current geographic location of the mobile device does not correspond to the country of origin for the MNO associated with the SIM of the eUICC, presenting an option to activate or update the SIM over a local roaming cellular wireless network. When the option is accepted, the mobile device enables a cellular data roaming capability for the mobile device, activates or updates the SIM via the local roaming cellular wireless network, and, after the SIM is activated or updated, disables the cellular data roaming capability for the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sundarraman Balasubramanian, Vijay Venkataraman, Omar Ali, Masood Maqbool
  • Patent number: 10368193
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method may include receiving, in a messaging client executing on a first client device, a location request from a second client device; determining whether the second client device is authorized to send the location request to the first client device; starting a timer in response to receiving the location request when the second client device is authorized; and sending a location of the first client device to the second client device when the timer expires. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Benoît Charles Henri Reitz, Menahem Dan Fedida, Felix Leupold
  • Patent number: 10362631
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for providing disaster routing of particular communications through a telecommunications network during a network outage. The disaster routing may ensure that communications from a particular source or to a particular destination are connected to the destination even during times when portions of the network may be inoperable. In one particular embodiment, the disaster routing may be performed for emergency communications received at the network and connected to one or more emergency services configured to receive the emergency communication. However, the disaster routing mechanisms and techniques described herein may be applied or available to any type of communication from any source or customer to the telecommunications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Claudia M. Combellas, Dana A. Johnston, Adam C. Uzelac, David A. Tschirhart