Patents Examined by Erica Navar
  • Patent number: 10652808
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems are described for managing communication modes on a network used for physiological status monitoring. The methods may include receiving indications that a network had been selected and that a communication or operation mode for the network had been selected. The communication or operation mode may be based at least in part on a number of remote physiological monitoring devices that are to be allowed to communicate on the radio access network. A beacon may be transmitted to indicate one or more transmission parameters associated with the selected communication or operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LLP
    Inventors: Benjamin David Morris, Istvan Roland Fellner, Jeremy Jun Wong
  • Patent number: 10652381
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method that includes receiving a first signal representative of audio captured using a microphone in communication with an analog communication module. The method also includes determining that a first feedback signal from the analog communication module includes a sidetone associated with the audio captured by the microphone, and responsive to determining that the first feedback signal includes the sidetone, generating, by one or more processing devices, at least one control signal that affects operations of a digital communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. Yamkovoy, George Sean Garrett, Naganagouda B. Patil, Matthew Neil Ruwe
  • Patent number: 10645528
    Abstract: Embodiments provide high reliability and responsiveness by dedicating resources both at the RAN and the core to provide high throughput, low latency communication for a critical communication service. Radio resources can be allocated to the machines in the ambulance as and where needed to guarantee the required QoS. Further, as the route an ambulance will follow to the hospital is known or can be predicted, this information is exploited by embodiments to further reduce communication delay by instantiating VNFs closer to the edge where and when they are needed. Further, end-to-end paths can be configured in advance between each access point and a hospital. In some embodiments, core network functions can be isolated from other traffic in the network so that the performance of the critical communication service is not impacted by other services. Low latency can be further enhanced by customized processing of the traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sophie Vrzic
  • Patent number: 10624056
    Abstract: An asset tracking system that optimizes the value per ping by tying the ping to a pattern of movements of the asset. The asset tracking device will send a ping to a remote host (i.e., receiver) when pre-determined condition(s) regarding the movement are met, conditions such as the pattern of movement, and number of movements within a time period. In such a manner, the value per ping is optimized, leading to increased battery life and decreased operational cost. To satisfy these conditions, the asset tracking device is equipped with appropriate sensors, actuators, and trigger mechanism(s). The sensors and actuators detect movements and/or confirm or recognize a sequence of movements. When the detected movements and/or sequence of movements match a predetermined, recognized pattern or condition, the trigger mechanism is activated, after which a data ping is sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Senaya, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Lee, Mrinmoy Chakraborty, Jamshed Dubash, Jahangir Nakra, Gonzalo Carrillo, Ryan Daigle, Chad Connors, Visva Visvanathan
  • Patent number: 10609197
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a method that includes receiving a first signal representative of audio captured using a microphone in communication with an analog communication module. The method also includes determining that a first feedback signal from the analog communication module includes a sidetone associated with the audio captured by the microphone, and responsive to determining that the first feedback signal includes the sidetone, generating, by one or more processing devices, at least one control signal that affects operations of a digital communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Paul G. Yamkovoy, George Sean Garrett, Naganagouda B. Patil, Matthew Neil Ruwe
  • Patent number: 10575235
    Abstract: A more efficient network can be achieved using a network-based controller to configure routing tables to route data traffic to and from transmission points. Dynamic partitioning of network resources between the transmission points and a backhaul can be performed in conjunction with a resource scheduler of a network-based controller. The scheduler can relay scheduling metrics or benefit metrics from the network-based controller to the transmission points. Backhaul route optimization can also be used to select relay transmission points based upon conditions being determined to be satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Milap V. Majmundar, Arunabha Ghosh, Weihua Ye
  • Patent number: 10555140
    Abstract: A system and method for the real-time management of a device, and more particularly to the establishment and enforcement of policies or rules associated with the feature or functions that may be performed with the device, such as making and receiving calls, exchanging data, playing games and music, sending and receiving email, accessing web sites, and paying for goods and services. If a child or employee is using the device, there may be a need to regulate how that device can be used and to determine who will pay for what goods or services. In addition to providing all of the features associated with a device, service providers need to be able to establish and enforce rules (policies) regulating how and when that device can be used and who will pay for a good or service requested by the user of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: KAJEET, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Donald Baker, Steven Ira Geller, Douglas Owen Kesser, Daniel John Neal, Carol Ann Politi, Ben Julian Weintraub
  • Patent number: 10542461
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to apparatuses and methods for relaying a data session of a first wireless device via a second radio access node in a radio communications network, wherein said data session is ongoing towards the first gateway node via a first radio access node in the radio communications network. Embodiments herein also relate to a first and a second wireless device, a ProSe function node, a MME, a gateway node and methods therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gunnar Rydnell, Stefan Karl Toth, Roland Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 10491742
    Abstract: A mobile terminal executing a function providing information using a graphic object including information includes: a display unit; a state sensing unit configured to sense state information of a mobile terminal; a wireless communication unit configured to perform communication with an external server storing a plurality of information; and a control unit configured to, when particular information is selected according to a user's control command, output a graphic object including at least one information among the plurality of information stored in the external server on the display unit on the basis of the particular information and the state information of the mobile terminal, wherein the at least one information is information related to the particular information and the state information of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jonghwan Kim, Hyungjin Kim, Yunmi Kwon
  • Patent number: 10455479
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present application is a method, by a terminal, for relaying a discovery signal for terminal-to-terminal direct communication in a wireless communication system. Particularly, the method comprises the steps of: detecting a plurality of discovery signals transmitted from the same source terminal; determining whether to relay one of the plurality of discovery signals on the basis of a first hop count included in the plurality of discovery signals; and when it is determined to relay the one discovery signal, relaying the one discovery signal to another terminal, wherein a second hop count included in the one discovery signal to be relayed increase or decreases on the basis of the first hop count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10433217
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for redirecting a wireless communication unit (113) from a LTE cell to a neighboring 3G or 2G cell for the purposes of performing a procedure which is available in the 2G or 3G cell but not available in the LTE cell includes the provision of an additional LTE access point (109) within the coverage area of an LTE macrocell. The additional LTE access point (109) is arranged to capture a wireless communication unit (113) which is camped onto the LTE macrocell and redirect it to a 3G/2G cell irrespective of whether or not a better service may be provided in the 2G/3G cell. The invention has application to presence detection where collection of wireless communication units' and subscribers' IDs for such a purpose is possible in 3G and 2G cells but not in LTE cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: ip.access Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Edward John Kilgour, Nicholas Dougall Johnson, Neil Philip Piercy, James Edward Brereton Harrow, Alan Whitehead, David Charles Brock
  • Patent number: 10390277
    Abstract: An embodiment of this disclosure provides a user equipment (UE) for managing handovers between different networks. The UE includes a memory and at least one processor operably connected to the memory. The at least one processor is configured to establish security associations with an evolved data packet gateway (ePDG) over a Wi-Fi network. The at least one processor is also configured to indicate MOBIKE support and a specific timer value corresponding to a specific period of time for maintaining the security associations. The at least one processor is also configured to, after establishing the security associations, perform a handover from the Wi-Fi network to a long term evolution (LTE) network. The at least one processor is also configured to maintain the security associations for the specific period of time corresponding to the specific timer value after performing the Wi-Fi to LTE handover and disconnecting from the Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ravikanth Vanapalli, Niranjan
  • Patent number: 10390300
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of waking up a base station of a cellular network, the method comprising the following steps: putting said base station partially on standby; and an access point of a local wireless network detecting the presence of a terminal in its coverage zone, and identifying said terminal. Said method further comprising the following steps: said access point transmitting a message indicating the presence of the terminal, said message containing an identifier of the terminal; the base station receiving said message; the base station transmitting to said cellular network information that said terminal is situated in its coverage zone; and the base station waking up when it receives a communication for the terminal from the cellular network. Application to heterogeneous mobile networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Salah Eddine El Ayoubi
  • Patent number: 10382943
    Abstract: A data service processing method in a roaming scenario includes: acquiring information about a roaming service provider selected by a subscriber, where the acquired information includes an identifier of the roaming service provider; selecting a gateway according to the acquired information about the roaming service provider; and performing data service processing by using the gateway. In addition, a corresponding network side device and a corresponding communications system are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunguang Wang, Yijun Yu
  • Patent number: 10382939
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) communication method, a device, and a communications system are provided. A first UE sends a notification message to a cellular network access device, wherein the notification message indicates that the first UE requests to be a beacon device. The first UE receives, from the cellular network access device, a message indicating that the first UE is the beacon device. The first UE sends detection signal, wherein the detection signal is for a second UE to detect the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bingzhao Li, Xiaolong Guo, Yue Li, Fei Yang
  • Patent number: 10341842
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that receives a notification, from an identity proxy function, indicating an identity mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) is being registered. That is, a communication device sends a registration request that includes the IMSI to a first registration function. Further, the identity proxy function intercepts the registration request and sends the first notification to the device. Also, the system, sends a first registration message to the first registration function. The first registration function includes a first registry. Further, the first registration message indicates to the first registration function to add the IMSI to the first registry. The system also sends a second registration message to a second registration function. The second registration function includes a second registry. Further, the second registration message indicates to the second registration function to remove the IMSI to the first registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10327207
    Abstract: Embodiments are described herein for selective joinder of wireless cells by machine-type communication (“MTC”) user equipment (“UE”). An MTC UE may detect a plurality of wireless cells, each provided by an evolved Node B (“eNB”). The MTC UE may detect eNB categories associated with individual wireless cells of the plurality of wireless cells, and may identify one or more wireless cells of the plurality of detected wireless cells on which MTC traffic is permitted based on the associated eNB categories. The MTC UE may selectively join a wireless cell of the one or more identified wireless cells based on a cell selection criterion. Additionally, an eNB may provide a wireless cell and provide, to an MTC UE, an MTC policy that identifies a circumstance under which the eNB will permit MTC traffic. The eNB may be configured to selectively serve the MTC UE based on the MTC policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Puneet Jain, Sangeetha Bangolae, Marta Martinez Tarradell, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 10306070
    Abstract: A call transfer method and user equipment relate to the communications field, where the method includes acquiring a phone number of a current call to first user equipment, determining whether the phone number of the current call is a trigger number, determining whether a ring parameter corresponding to the number of the call meets a preset condition when the phone number of the current call is the trigger number, and sending a call transfer instruction to a server when the ring parameter corresponding to the number of the call meets the preset condition such that when a number of a call is a trigger number and a ring parameter corresponding to the number of the call meets a preset condition, the call to first user equipment is transferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongfeng Tu, Wenmei Gao, Zhu Liu
  • Patent number: 10299089
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique can include detecting, by a first computing device, a set of user communications at least one of transmitted to and received by from a second computing device via a first communication mode, identifying a second communication mode that is available for communication between the first and second computing devices, and obtaining an appropriateness score for the first and second communication modes based on a contextual feature of the set of user communications, wherein the contextual feature relates an appropriateness of a particular communication mode for the set of user communications, and wherein each appropriateness score is indicative of a level of the appropriateness of a particular communication mode for the set of user communications. The technique can also include selectively outputting a suggestion to switch from the first communication mode to the second communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, Jakob Nicolaus Foerster
  • Patent number: 10292017
    Abstract: The base station, which is installed in an aircraft and is capable of communicating with a terminal, comprises a wireless communication component that can be connected to the terminal, and a controller that controls the wireless communication component. The controller acquires regional information indicating at least the destination of the aircraft, determines time zone information corresponding to regional information, produces a time correction instruction according to the time zone information, and transmits the time correction instruction through the wireless communication component to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Takeshi Hatakeyama