Patents Examined by Dung Hong
  • Patent number: 11330393
    Abstract: Method performed by a first communication device operating in a wireless communications network. The wireless communications network comprises a group of communication devices. The first communication device determines that a number of communication devices, comprised in the group of communication devices, having reported that data about a position of a second communication device comprised in the group of communication devices has not been received within a time period, is above a threshold. The first communication device then initiates transmitting an indication to at least one receiving device, indicating a result of the determination. Also disclosed is a method by a third communication device comprised in the group. The third communication device starts a timer defining the time period and, in the absence of the data received within the period, sends a notification of expiration of the timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Tommy Arngren, Stefan Wänstedt, Tomas Jönsson, Peter Ökvist
  • Patent number: 11328525
    Abstract: A method of calculating the deviation relation of a population registered on an image includes: i.) identifying the objects in the image, ii.) counting the number of identified objects, iii.) identifying abnormalities in the image, iv.) identifying objects with abnormalities in the image, v.) counting the number of objects with abnormalities, vi.) calculating the relation of objects with abnormalities to all objects. A computer program, a handheld computer device, and a system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BeeScanning Global AB
    Inventor: Björn Lagerman
  • Patent number: 11323853
    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: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: CrowdComfort, Inc.
    Inventors: Abdullah Daoud, B. Eric Graham
  • Patent number: 11310628
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to secure a relative relationship when positions are displayed by use of position information transmitted from a plurality of wireless communication devices. Each of the wireless communication devices of the present invention includes a position information acquisition unit and a transmission unit. The position information acquisition unit acquires the position information of the wireless communication devices by the GPS, for example. At that time, the position information acquisition unit also acquires time information when the position information is acquired. The transmission unit transmits transmission data including the position information and the time information when the position information is acquired in a predetermined transmission slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiji Kobayashi, Shinichi Kitazono, Toshihiro Fujiki
  • Patent number: 11307310
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for managing neighbor relations and coordinating physical cell identifier (PCIs), for example, for moving high altitude platform systems are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jeroen Wigard, Ingo Viering
  • Patent number: 11310266
    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 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; determining, by the UE based on the first verification matching information, whether the UE capability information received by the MME is consistent with UE capability information sent by the UE to the MME; and if the UE capability information received by the MME is consistent with the UE capability information sent by the UE to the MME, sending, by the UE, a NAS security mode complete message to the MME.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jing Chen, Qi Li, Lin Shu
  • Patent number: 11310359
    Abstract: A data processing system that, in one embodiment, uses smart reminders to allow a user to decline an incoming phone or messaging call and to cause the system to set a smart reminder about the call. In one embodiment, the system can use the system's current state or context (e.g. the system is in a car or is playing a movie) to determine the type of reminder options to present to the user and to determine when to trigger the reminder based on the reminder option that is selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Santamaria, Marcel van Os, Donald W. Pitschel, Elizabeth C. Cranfill, Jeremy Brown
  • Patent number: 11302023
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method of generating a horizontal plane hypothesis includes obtaining a point cloud of a scene including a plurality of points in a gravity-aligned coordinate system. The method includes generating, based on the plurality of points, a height histogram indicative of a plurality of non-overlapping height ranges in the gravity-aligned coordinate system and a respective plurality of weights. The method includes generating one or more horizontal plane hypotheses based on the height histogram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Oliver Montague Welton Dunkley, Michael Jaison Gnanasekar, Aitor Aldoma Buchaca
  • Patent number: 11304033
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device comprising a set of classifiers that can determine whether the electronic device is likely on an airplane. Upon a determination that the electronic device is likely on an airplane, one or more wireless radios on the electronic device (e.g., an ultra-wideband ranging radio, a cellular radio, etc.) may be disabled or a prompt can be displayed to enable a user to place the device into airplane mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ping-Ko Chiu, Benjamin A. Detwiler, Stephen P. Jackson, Robert W. Mayor
  • Patent number: 11304055
    Abstract: A method in a wireless device comprises monitoring one or more aspects of signaling with a network for abnormal signals indicative of network jamming. The method comprises detecting, based on the monitored one or more aspects of signaling with the network, one or more abnormal signals indicative of network jamming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Gunnar Mildh
  • Patent number: 11304244
    Abstract: A method in a SCEF is provided. The method comprises receiving a message indicating that non-IP data is to be delivered to a UE. The method further comprises retrieving information associated with a MME serving the UE. The method further comprises transmitting, to the MME, a message triggering establishment of a connection between the SCEF and the MME for delivering the non-IP data. Other devices and methods for connection establishment between MME and SCEF are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Xiaoming Li, Hui Gu, Qiong Song
  • Patent number: 11296916
    Abstract: Methods and devices for assigning sounding reference signals (SRS) resources to UEs in a wireless communication network are provided. Configuration information is sent to a UE, the configuration information pertaining to a first sequence identifier (ID) to be used by the UE to generate a plurality of SRS sequences to be sent by the UE as at least part of a first SRS. Each SRS sequence of the plurality of SRS sequences is a function of a respective SRS sequence root that is a function of the first sequence ID. The first sequence ID may be a UE-specific sequence ID that is a function of a UE-specific ID associated with the UE, such as a Cell-Radio Network Temporary Identifier (C-RNTI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keyvan Zarifi, Mohammadhadi Baligh, Yicheng Lin
  • Patent number: 11295545
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a camera, a display device, a touch panel, and a control device. The control device functions as a controller that, upon specification of, based on a trajectory of a swipe gesture accepted by the touch panel on an image captured by the camera and being displayed on the display device, a strip-shaped region containing start and end points of the swipe gesture and having a predetermined constant width perpendicular to a direction of the swipe gesture, recognizes a text in the specified region, extracts from the recognized text a title of an event and a date of the event, associates the extracted title of the event and date with each other, and sets the associated title of the event and date as schedule data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Diana Denise Basa-Martinez
  • Patent number: 11284225
    Abstract: Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide a system for communicating with a plurality of mobile devices from a single mobile device. Source information may be stored from an incoming message to one or more groups. An outgoing message may be associated to each of the groups, and may be automatically sent to one or more of the groups based on user-defined rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Viva Capital Series LLC, BT Series
    Inventors: David Johnston, Ryan A. Bis
  • Patent number: 11275171
    Abstract: A method and devices are disclosed for producing a RTT vector (RTV) that is based upon the change in an airborne measuring station position and the corresponding RTT results taken at known time intervals to a ground based target station. In one embodiment, the target station is an access point or station conforming to the IEEE 802.11 standard and the airborne measuring station 110 may also be a device that conforms to the IEEE 802.11 standard. The disclosed method enables the location of a target station to an accuracy in the order of, for example, less than one half degree of bearing within, for example, a period in the order of 5 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SR Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Passler
  • Patent number: 11265926
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided to use a value tag in conjunction with transmission and/or processing of system information in a wireless communication network, specifically in conjunction with second type system information or non-essential type system information. An access node may initiate broadcasting second type system information when the second type information content is updated, in order to avoid multiple on-demand delivery requests from wireless terminals. The access node may compress second type system information to be delivered by broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, PG INNOVATION COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Atsushi Ishii
  • Patent number: 11265960
    Abstract: A method in a network node (115) comprises obtaining (704) a length of a paging transmission window (PTW) (515) within a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle of a first type (505) configured in a first cell, and obtaining (708) at least one of a number of DRX cycles of a second type (525) remaining within the PTW with respect to a reference time in the first cell and an amount of time remaining within the PTW starting from the reference time. The method comprises determining (712) whether a paging message can be transmitted in the first cell based on the obtained at least one of the number of DRX cycles of the second type remaining within the PTW with respect to the reference time in the first cell and the amount of time remaining within the PTW starting from the reference time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 11258282
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes providing a door that selectively opens to allow access to a cavity and selectively closes to block access to the cavity, using a lock to selectively lock and unlock the door when the door is closed, and electrically charging a user device in the cavity when the door is closed and locked. The method also includes unlocking the door based on a first input provided by a first user, the first user removing the user device, electrically charging the user device in the cavity when the door is closed and locked after the first user returns the user device, and unlocking the door based on a second input provided by a second user, the second user removing the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ChargeItSpot, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Baldasare, Sheri Tate, Robert Kay, Jeffrey Bergeland, David Andreasen, Saran Singh Sound, Michael Weinberg, Ashwin Muthiah
  • Patent number: 11246082
    Abstract: A communication system supports communication between an end node (101) of a vehicle (103) and a remote correspondent node (105) via a fixed network (107) which comprises a plurality of wireless access points (109) with a directional antenna arrangement for mm wave radio communication using directional beams. A vehicle (103) comprises wireless modems (111, 113, 701, 703) employing electronically steerable beamforming directional antennas for establishing mm wave radio communication links to the access points (109). The air interface communication may use a frequency channels selected from a set of available frequency channels and using a transmission scheme from a set of available transmission schemes. The access points (109) transmit a first beacon data set in a frequency channel using a common transmission scheme and a second beacon data set using a different transmission scheme which is also used for data communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BluWireless Technology Limited
    Inventors: Raymond Mark McConnell, Chaitanya Tata
  • Patent number: 11246137
    Abstract: A device may determine a coverage area associated with a base station. The device may determine a handover weight associated with one or more user equipments (UEs) connected to the base station in the coverage area, wherein the handover weight indicates a degree of mobility of the one or more UEs. The device may identify a geographic region associated with the coverage area and may determine information concerning the geographic region that includes information concerning one or more roads in the geographic region. The device may determine a mobility rating associated with the coverage area based on the handover weight or the information concerning the geographic region. The device may select a beam management profile based on the mobility rating and may send the beam management profile to a different device to allow the different device to control the base station according to the beam management profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Krishna K. Bellamkonda, Ahmed Moussa, Jin Yang, Vijay T. Madhav, Daniel J. Schmidt