Patents Examined by Erica Navar
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10219197
    Abstract: An interconnection device includes a wide area network interface, arranged for establishing a connection with a base station in a plurality of wide area networks of the cellular network type. There is a local area network interface, arranged for communication between a local device and the wide area network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: DYRUN
    Inventor: Christophe Jaming
  • Patent number: 10205793
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a receiving unit, a determining unit, and a transmission controller. The receiving unit receives a notification to inquire about a state of a user of the information processing apparatus, which is portable, from a different information processing apparatus. If the notification is received by the receiving unit, the determining unit determines whether communication from the other information processing apparatus is acceptable in the state of the user. If the determination unit determines that the communication from the other information processing apparatus is not acceptable in the state of the user, the transmission controller controls transmission so as not to transmit the state of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto Yuzawa, Takayuki Takeuchi, Masahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10194264
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collecting data in a network of moving things. As non-limiting examples, various aspects of this disclosure provide systems and methods for operating sensor systems and collecting data from sensor systems in a power-efficient and network-efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Joao Azevedo, Rui Costa, Roy Russell
  • Patent number: 10178524
    Abstract: The disclosure includes an apparatus comprising a diagnostic unit configured to communicate with a rules engine to determine whether a transmission detected in a vehicle is classified as unauthorized wireless device usage based on characteristics of RF signals received by a Detector Module collocated with the vehicle, geographic location data, and, optionally, additional secondary data, such determination being made by an external Rules Engine that is in communication with the Detector Module. The Rules Engine can provide instructions to and modify various threshold values used for preliminary RF signal analysis by the Detector Module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: STOPCELL, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Chalmers, Keith Morgan, Stephen Stewart
  • Patent number: 10129398
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for abbreviated dialing in a femtocell network is provided. A user having authorized access to the femtocell network may dial another authorized user using an abbreviated code. On receipt of the call request, a femtocell system may evaluate the destination number to determine if it is an abbreviated code. If the dialed number is not an abbreviated code, the femtocell system may direct the call request to the telecommunication core network for processing thereby. If the dialed number is evaluated by the femtocell system as an abbreviated code, the femtocell system may direct the call request to an on-site PBX for call handling. If the abbreviated code is a valid code and the dialed user equipment is currently in the femtocell network service area, the PBX may then complete the call setup within the femtocell network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Martin Edward Osborn
  • Patent number: 10104505
    Abstract: A method may include receiving location communications from multiple wearable devices that indicate locations of the multiple wearable devices. The method may also include determining the locations of the multiple wearable devices based on the location communications. The method may also include receiving a request communication from a wearable device of the multiple wearable devices that indicates that a user of the wearable device requests assistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Judy Gallegos, Matthew Depetro
  • Patent number: 10084899
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for enabling a communication via a mobile phone. In order to enable a comfortable creation of communications during a context of a mobile phone provided by a conventionally static application, it is proposed that the method comprises as a first step displaying information available for a specific content on a display of the mobile phone. In a next step, it is detected whether a user selected a displayed information. In case an information is selected, the kind of the selected information is determined. Then, functions associated to the kind of the selected information are presented on the display. To at least one kind of possible information the establishment of at least one kind of communication is associated as at least one function. Finally, a function selected by a user is activated. The invention relates equally to a corresponding mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: HMD GLOBAL OY
    Inventors: Markku Autio, Esa Nettamo
  • Patent number: 10045283
    Abstract: A method and a system for providing small cell information to a user equipment in a heterogeneous network environment are provided. A user equipment sends a request to a network entity for providing availability of one or more small cells in its proximity. The network entity obtains location information associated with the user equipment and retrieves a small cell map displaying the one or more small cells from a map database. Then, the network entity determines whether the one or more small cells are in the proximity of the user equipment using the small cell map. Accordingly, the network entity provides a notification indicating availability of the one or more small cells to the user equipment. Moreover, the user equipment initiates a scan for the one or more small cells based on the received notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satish Nanjunda Swamy Jamadagni, Rajavelsamy Rajadurai
  • Patent number: 10028103
    Abstract: A position management system manages position information of a second apparatus which carries out wireless communications with a first apparatus that is installed indoors. The position management system determines radio field intensity of radio waves of the wireless communications that are received from the first apparatus when movement of the second apparatus is detected, acquires first position information that indicates a position of the second apparatus estimated based on the determined radio field intensity of the radio waves, and stores the acquired first position information associated with time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10028106
    Abstract: The disclosure includes an apparatus comprising a diagnostic unit configured to communicate with a rules engine to determine whether a transmission detected in a vehicle is classified as unauthorized wireless device usage based on characteristics of RF signals received by a Detector Module collocated with the vehicle, geographic location data, and, optionally, additional secondary data, such determination being made by an external Rules Engine that is in communication with the Detector Module. The Rules Engine can provide instructions to and modify various threshold values used for preliminary RF signal analysis by the Detector Module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: StopCell, LLC
    Inventors: Arun Madhav, Keith Morgan, Stephen Stewart
  • Patent number: 10021029
    Abstract: A first mobile device and a plurality of other mobile devices connect to a network. A routing configuration table is configured. The routing configuration table includes rules about sharing communication between the first mobile device and the plurality of other mobile devices. The first mobile device is paired with the plurality of other mobile device based on the routing configuration table. A determination is made whether the first mobile device has received a communication. In response to the determination that a communication has been received by the first mobile device, the communication is transferred to at least one mobile device of the plurality of mobile devices based on the configuration table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Jeremy R. Fox, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10013670
    Abstract: Various embodiments pertain to techniques that utilize data obtained from various sensors and sources of information on a mobile device to determine a profile to be applied to the mobile device. Data obtained from various sensors and sources of information on the mobile device can include real-time data from hardware sensors or receivers on the mobile device, local device data, and remote data available via a wireless connection. Applying the profile to the mobile device can include adjusting various parameters, such as ringtone tune, ringtone volume, call filtering, call forwarding, and message notification. In various embodiments, data is obtained and analyzed to determine a profile category for the user. In some embodiments, different types of data can be weighted differently, and data that is more personal can have a higher relative importance when compared to data that is less personal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Didier Coussemaeker, Nicolas Mai
  • Patent number: 9967392
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes: a display comprising a touch panel; and at least one processor coupled to the display and touch panel, wherein the at least one processor is configured to: in response to an incoming call from another telephone, display in a first area of the display a first image that is associated with the incoming call; display a first input instruction in a second area of the display simultaneously with the display of the first image in the first area; determine whether a user of the mobile phone has provided a first touch input on the display in accordance with the first input instruction, if it is determined that the user has provided the first touch input, display on the display a first graphical input image and a second graphical input image, wherein the first and second graphical input images replace the first input instruction on the display, determine if the first graphical input image or the second graphical input image has been selected by the user using the touch panel, if it is determin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Kobayashi, Ryosuke Kawabata
  • Patent number: 9955377
    Abstract: A transmission control method for buffer status reporting includes the steps of, by a network, configuring inter-site uplink carrier aggregation based upon at least one of a data size accumulated in a buffer of user equipment in communication with a first radio base station of a serving cell or a quality of a cell under a second radio base station, sending information of the configuration of the inter-site uplink carrier aggregation from the first radio base station to the user equipment, and transmitting a buffer status report from the user equipment to the second radio base station upon configuration of the inter-site uplink carrier aggregation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tooru Uchino, Hideaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9955355
    Abstract: A system that identifies a number of secondary systems located in a first geographical area; identifies a primary resource available to be assigned to the secondary systems, the primary resource being a resource to which a primary system has a priority usage right; determines whether the number of secondary systems located in the first geographical area exceeds a predetermined threshold value; and limits a number of secondary systems to which the primary resource is assigned when it is determined that the number of secondary systems located in the first geographical area exceeds the predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Chen Sun
  • Patent number: 9949304
    Abstract: A mobile communication device. The device comprises a cellular radio transceiver, a processor, and a memory integral with the device, wherein the memory is apportioned into a plurality of partitions. The device further comprises a first wireless communication identity stored in a first partition of the memory and a second wireless communication identity stored in a second partition of the memory, wherein the second wireless communication identity is different from the first wireless communication identity. The device further comprises an application stored in the memory that, when executed by the processor, detects a triggering event and in response to the triggering event selects one of the wireless communication identities to be an active communication identity of the device, wherein a wireless communication identity comprises a network access identity and a list of wireless communication systems to which the device is authorized to attach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Billy Gene McCracken, Jr., Robert L. Spanel, Robert E. Urbanek