Patents Examined by Erica Navar
  • Patent number: 9936353
    Abstract: A search request transmitted by a first mobile terminal may be received. The search request may carry location information of the first mobile terminal, when the first mobile terminal transmits the search request. A corresponding grid number may be obtained, based on the location information. The grid number is configured to identify a preset longitude and latitude range of the earth sphere. Information searching for may be obtained based on the grid number. Information searched out may be transmitted to the first mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Yuanfang Lv, Yongfa Li, Qiong Wang, Yuxiang Fan, Huaheng Fan
  • Patent number: 9930634
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for updating tracking information for a relay-based network. Tracking information for wireless devices connected to a plurality of cells that are connected to a relay are accumulated. The wireless device tracking information is formatted into a single tracking area update message for the wireless devices of the plurality of cells. Further, wireless transmission of the tracking area update message is scheduled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventor: Volkan Sevindik
  • Patent number: 9915724
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and methods of determining a Time of Arrival (ToA) of a wireless communication signal. For example, a method may include receiving a signal over a wireless communication channel, detecting a symbol boundary of a symbol of the signal, and determining a ToA of the signal based on the symbol boundary and a channel estimation of the wireless communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuval Amizur, Leor Banin
  • Patent number: 9872148
    Abstract: Systems and methods can support establishing a voice call over a wireless computer network between a mobile computing device and a second device, where the second device may be either another mobile device or a gateway for communicating to a traditional landline or mobile telephone. The connectivity status of the mobile computing device may be monitored. Call disruption indicators may be provided to the users in response to connectivity loss between the mobile computing device and the wireless computer network. Geographical location information associated with the mobile computing device may be collected in response to connectivity loss and a connectivity loss model may be generated. A connectivity-loss warning indicator may be provided to the users based upon a proximity metric of the geographical location associated with the mobile computing device and the connectivity loss model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Voalte, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin King, Donald Taylor Anderson
  • Patent number: 9866348
    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 driver wireless device usage based on passenger data indicating whether a passenger is present in the vehicle. The disclosure also includes a system comprising a shielding unit configured to transmit a noise signal to interrupt a transmission detected in a vehicle, and a diagnostic unit configured to communicate with a rules engine to determine whether the detected transmission is classified as driver wireless device usage based on the passenger data indicating whether a passenger is present in the vehicle, and engage the shielding unit if the transmission is classified as driver wireless device usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Distracted Driving Holding Company
    Inventors: Jeremy Chalmers, Keith Morgan, Stephen Stewart, Robert Burchett
  • Patent number: 9838866
    Abstract: A customer is permitted to self-activate a mobile device purchased via a commercial sales channel. Upon powering on the mobile device, the mobile device establishes a restricted service session through the network to a self-activation service and the mobile device queries the self-activation service for any pending order related to the mobile device which may have been generated during the purchase process. The communications with the self-activation service, however, support completing the pending order, activating the mobile device and communicating to the user that activation is complete. Part of the activation procedure configures one or more network elements to provide service for the device in a normal unrestricted manner. When provisioning is complete, the restricted access configuration used to establish the session with the self-activation service is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Satish B. Mistry, Zhengfang Chen, Azam Khan, Dimitri Kvares
  • Patent number: 9832720
    Abstract: A system for selecting a wireless resource that is interworked with a terminal and one or more base stations selects a base station for the terminal based on received subjective quality of experience and pre-stored quality reference information and transmits information on the selected base station as wireless resource information to the terminal, when the system receives quality of service (QoS) information, which is objective quality information, of a wireless section and terminal information from the terminal, in order to select any one base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Dong Jin Shin, Seung-Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 9826524
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for space, frequency and time domain coexistence of RF signals. In one example, among others, a communication device includes a coexistence manager capable of monitoring operating conditions of a cellular modem and a coexistence assistant capable of monitoring operating conditions of a wireless connectivity unit. The coexistence manager is capable of modifying operation of the modem and/or unit based on an operating condition change. In another example, a method includes detecting a change in antenna isolation and/or operating temperature of a FE filter, determining filtering characteristics of the FE filter based at least in part upon the change, and modifying communications of coexisting communication protocols based at least in part upon the filtering characteristics. In another example, a TX/RX configuration for coexisting communication protocols is determined and communications in a protocol is modified based at least in part upon the TX/RX configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Kameswara Rao Medapalli, Florin Baboescu, Mark Gonikberg, Surendra Babu Mandava, Asish Makkattil Ratnan, Payel Banerjee, Nethi Kashi Viswanath, Sanjay Saha, Sachin Gupta, Neeraj Poojary, Yury Gonikberg, Sudhirkumar Prajapati, Steven Hall, Knut Terje Hermod Odman, Prasanna Desai, Shawn Ding, Suryakant Maharana, Bijoy Bhukania
  • Patent number: 9820214
    Abstract: The present invention provides an access control method, a base station, user equipment, and a mobility management entity, where the access control method includes: receiving, by the base station, a temporary identifier and a PLMN available indication that are of the UE and sent by the UE; receiving a service request message sent by the UE, and determining a serving MME of the UE according to a GMMEI in the temporary identifier of the UE; and sending the service request message and the PLMN available indication to the serving MME of the UE, so that the serving MME of the UE sends a redirection indication, and the UE registers with an HPLMN of the UE. Therefore, in a network sharing scenario, the UE can select the home PLMN of the UE as a serving PLMN of the UE as early as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongzhuo Zhang, Yang Zhao, Dong Chen, Philippe Reininger
  • Patent number: 9798012
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying a person in a geographic area of interest, who shares the identity of friendly participants with a user if certain criteria are met. In one form, the identity of a participant in the area and meeting certain criteria is displayed to a user or other friendly participants. The identity is displayed to friendly participants on, for example, a GPS-equipped cell phone or head-mounted glasses. Other information can be shared among friendly participants, including social information, photographs, gender, status, and location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Charles D. Huston
  • Patent number: 9788146
    Abstract: Mechanisms for user application access to cell broadcast messaging in a mobile communication environment are described herein. By way of example, a location-based message such as a cell broadcast message can be received by an operating system of a mobile device, which can generate an instance of the message for a user application registered with the operating system. Upon determining the message to be a location-based message, message data can be converted into a fielded data object which can be utilized by user application of the mobile device. Data, commands, etc., of the CB message can then be implemented in conjunction with application processes or business logic to control device functionality, perform tasks, output data over a user interface, initiate communications, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignees: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Mario Kosseifi, Mark Austin, Kristopher Van De Steeg
  • Patent number: 9749800
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatus for controlling wireless scans used to determine the location of a portable electronic device. In described embodiments, the portable electronic device determines if user notifications are currently suppressed (i.e., if the device is operating in a “do not disturb” mode). In the case that user notifications are currently suppressed on the portable electronic device, the interval between the wireless scans used to determine the location of the portable electronic device is increased. Furthermore, in described embodiments, the portable electronic device determines its location. Then based on its location, it determines a travel time to a boundary (e.g., a geo-fence) and adjusts the frequency of wireless scans used to determine the location of the portable electronic device based on the travel time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Monika Bansal, Devrim Varoglu, Swapnil R. Dave
  • Patent number: 9736629
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for transmitting a message through a terminal in a wireless communication system. The terminal receives positioning reference signals (PRS) from a reference cell and at least one of the neighbor cells, receives an auxiliary data provision message including a reference cell PRS muting sequence for indicating a muting pattern of the PRS transmitted through the reference cell and a neighbor cell PRS muting sequence for indicating the muting pattern of the PRS transmitted through at least one of the neighbor cells from an enhanced serving mobile location center (E-SMLC), and transmits a reference signal time difference (RSTD) measured on the basis of the PRS received from the reference cell and the at least one of the neighbor cells to the E-SMLC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyung Soo Woo, Su Hwan Lim, Chi Jun Ahn, Dae Won Lee, Suk Hyon Yoon, Seung Hee Han
  • Patent number: 9736661
    Abstract: A device associated with a subscriber database of a telecommunication network described herein is configured to receive a Send Routing Information for Short Message (SRI-SM) message from a messaging center. The device then determines whether a user device specified by the SRI-SM message is associated with an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) registration. In response to determining that the user device is associated with an IMS registration, the device sends the SRI-SM message to an IP Short Message Gateway (IP-SM-GW). In response to determining that the user device is not associated with an IMS registration, the device processes the SRI-SM message and responds to the messaging center based on the processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Babak Namiranian, Sasikala Mannepally, Nilesh Ranjan
  • Patent number: 9641698
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide a communication service with high utilization efficiency. A mobile communication network distribution system includes: an acquisition unit that acquires condition information; a determination unit that determines a degenerate mobile communication network which provides a function satisfying a functional requirement based on the condition information acquired by the acquisition unit among a plurality of mobile communication networks to be a connection destination mobile communication network which is a connection destination of the UE; and a distribution unit that distributes the connection destination of the mobile communication terminal to the connection destination mobile communication network determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Motoshi Tamura, Shigeru Iwashina, Takahiro Yamazaki, Bunpei Yatsu, Tetsuya Nakamura, Takashi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9635568
    Abstract: A radio access system including a plurality of radio apparatuses each configured to forma cell, and a radio control apparatus to control the plurality of radio apparatuses. The radio control apparatus includes a controller configured to execute processes including monitoring the plurality of radio apparatus, selecting, from within the plurality of radio apparatuses, a radio apparatus operating with a large zone cell mode to form a large zone cell being larger than the cell when a monitoring result satisfies a predetermined condition, and switching over the selected radio apparatus to the large zone cell mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Masataka Unno
  • Patent number: 9635570
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of and systems for predicting performance of a mobile application. A first mobile application is installed on a first plurality of wireless mobile devices. Operational data resulting from operating the first mobile application on the first plurality of mobile devices is collected. A second mobile application is installed on a second plurality of mobile devices. Test data resulting from operating the second the mobile application on the second plurality of mobile devices is collected. The performance of the second mobile application is predicted using the operational data and the test data for combinations of mobile device configuration and wireless network connection type not represented by the second plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Ofer Ronen, Keith Simmons
  • Patent number: 9628601
    Abstract: An electronic device with watch phone functionality and a method of controlling the same are provided. Upon receiving predetermined input on the display of the watch phone, the electronic device transmits a control signal for creating a wireless link to a mobile terminal which will connect with the watch phone, and transmits location information on the mobile terminal and a captured image of the surroundings to the watch phone. Accordingly, the user can locate the mobile terminal more easily using the watch phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jieun Lee, Sungyoung Yoon, Sungjun Park, Minsoo Park
  • Patent number: 9622209
    Abstract: A method and systems for determining a location of a Low-Cost Internet Base Station (LCIB) are described. An LCIB may engage in communication with a macro network using a wireless communication interface, such that the macro network assigns the LCIB to operate as a mobile station on a particular active set of one or more particular sectors. The LCIB may transmit data indicative of the particular active set to the macro network using a backhaul connection to the macro network. Responsive to the LCIB transmitting the data indicative of the particular active set to the macro network, the LCIB may receive a location corresponding to the particular active set from the macro network via the backhaul connection to the macro network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Sara Gatmir-Motahari, Kosol Jintaseranee, Heesook Choi
  • Patent number: 9609109
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses method and apparatus for displaying incoming call information. The method includes: generating a first trigger signal according to an incoming call received by a mobile terminal; in response to the first trigger signal, determining whether a current interface is an application interface and generating a determining result accordingly; intercepting data corresponding to a regular interface when the determining result is that the current interface of the mobile terminal is an application interface; generating a block interface according to the first trigger signal, the block interface comprising operation option and prompt information related to the incoming call; and displaying the block interface along with at least a portion of the current application interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xiaobo Chen, Bin Li