Patents Examined by Erica Navar
  • Patent number: 9591451
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for dynamically generating customized content for display on a network device. A server computing device receives a plurality of data elements from a network device upon initiation of an interaction between the network device and a tag in proximity to the network device. The server generates a content payload using at least a portion of the received data elements, where the content payload comprises source code defining content for display, a style of the content for display, and a layout of the content for display. The generating step includes querying a content repository based upon the received data elements to retrieve portions of the source code and aggregating the retrieved portions of the source code to form the content payload. The server computing device receives a request for the content payload, and transmits the content payload for generation of a graphical display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Blue Bite LLC
    Inventors: Paul Knight, Artem Korpachev, Thomas R. Duncan, Jr., Mikhail Damiani
  • Patent number: 9584512
    Abstract: A system for verifying an association between an application and a mobile computing device. The mobile computing device transmits a request to a service to verify the application, which has an application instance identifier. A mobile device identifier, used to establish a communication channel with the mobile computing device, is also conveyed to the service. The mobile computing device receives one or more telephone call setup messages directed to the mobile device identifier, each of which signal a voice call request, and provides an indication to the service of the receipt of the telephone call setup messages. In response to receiving the indication, the service establishes an association between the application instance identifier and the mobile device identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Vokee Applications, Ltd.
    Inventor: Elad Pinhas Barkan
  • Patent number: 9571965
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a check-in verification system (VCS) that verifies a check-in by a user using a smartphone to check-in at a venue, by verifying that a geolocation provided by the smartphone agrees with a location of the venue and that a password used by the user and the venue are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventors: Dima Stopel, Benny Schlesinger, Evgeny Abramovich, Elinor Axlerod, Ami Turgman
  • Patent number: 9571959
    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: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Oizumi, Takeshi Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 9565627
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a distributed radio management system that is capable of dynamically tuning a radio antenna to a particular radio frequency channel and/or radio frequency band. The disclosed network device includes a transceiver, an antenna, and a component on a wireless signal path between the transceiver and the antenna. The component includes functionality to dynamically switch between processing signals corresponding to a first radio frequency band and processing signals corresponding to a second radio frequency band. Moreover, the component also may include functionality to dynamically switch between processing signals and refraining from processing wireless signals that are received by the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Aruba Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Muthukumar Subramanian, Prakash Guda, Kiran Ashokan, Venkatesh Kannan, Jie Jiang
  • Patent number: 9565602
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for efficiently configuring information during a process in which a terminal records channel measurement information in a mobile communication system. Disclosed is an operation of a terminal for accurately indicating to a base station whether or not a serving cell or neighbor cells are measured in configuring channel measurement information. In addition, disclosed is a method in which a terminal adjusts the frequency of recording in consideration of the importance of the measured information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Bum Kim, Soeng Hun Kim, Kyeong In Jeong, Jung Soo Jung
  • Patent number: 9565303
    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: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Martin Edward Osborn
  • Patent number: 9565526
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes establishing a geo-fencing environment for the information handling system. The method further includes monitoring a stream of context information. In addition, the method includes determining whether the geo-fencing environment should be dynamically modified responsive to new context information in the stream. Furthermore, the method includes dynamically modifying the geo-fencing environment responsive to the determining so indicating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Raziuddin Ali, Jason A. Shepherd, Philip M. Seibert, Yuan-Chang Lo, Douglas Miles Anson
  • Patent number: 9565061
    Abstract: A method for configuring a first base station within a cluster in a communications system having a plurality of cluster includes optimizing an operating parameter of the first base station in accordance with first utility function results from a first utility function associated with the first base station and second utility function results from a second utility function associated with a second base station within the cluster, the first utility function results and the second utility function results according to multiple settings for the operating parameter of the first base station, a first initialized setting of the operating parameter for the second base station, and a second initialized setting of the operating parameter for an external base station outside the cluster. The method also includes sharing the optimized operating parameter with the external base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Aaron James Callard, Ngoc Dung Dao, Hang Zhang, Ho Ting Cheng, Nimal Gamini Senarath
  • Patent number: 9560519
    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: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Billy Gene McCracken, Jr., Robert L. Spanel, Robert E. Urbanek
  • Patent number: 9560526
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for single sign-on in a mobile communication system. A method in which a browsing agent performs single sign-on in a mobile communication system according to the present invention comprises: a step of transmitting user-supplied identifier to a relay party (RP); a step of receiving, from said RP, a message indicating that a browser should be re-directed to said RP; a step of transmitting an identifier of an authentication agent to an open ID provider (OP)/network application function (NAF); and a step of transmitting, to the authentication agent, the identifier of the authentication agent or a message that triggers to make an inquiry into the identifier of the authentication agent. According to the present invention, a single sign-on procedure may be performed in a safer manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyung Joo Suh
  • Patent number: 9560190
    Abstract: A mobile phone is disclosed. The mobile phone includes a touch panel, a correspondence execution determination part, and a correspondence selection part. The correspondence execution determination part determines whether or not to correspond with respect to an incoming call from other telephone, in response to an input from the touch panel. The correspondence selection part, when the correspondence execution determination part determines to correspond with respect to the incoming call from the other telephone, in response to the input from the touch panel, selects to at least answer the incoming call or ignore the incoming call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Kobayashi, Ryosuke Kawabata
  • Patent number: 9560506
    Abstract: A system may be configured to receive a request for emergency contact information associated with a first user. The request may include information identifying the first user. The system may further determine a geographic location of the first user; and identify a second user. The identifying may be based on at least one of an amount or frequency of communication between the first user and the second user, or a geographical proximity of the first user to the second user. The system may additionally identify contact information associated with the second user; and output, to a device from which the request was received, the contact information associated with the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Bhaskar R. Gudlavenkatasiva, James M. Wiley, Sutap Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 9456338
    Abstract: A smart phone carried by a user being aboard a vehicle transmits an automatic Virtual Network Computing (VNC) request that is a request of a remote manipulation based on a trigger event that arises when a short range wireless communication is established with an in-vehicle apparatus in the vehicle. Further, the smart phone transmits a manual VNC request at the time when a manipulation for a VNC request is performed by a user. In contrast, the in-vehicle apparatus uses, as a start condition of starting a VNC connection, a reception of the automatic VNC request from a smart phone that is registered as a target of remote manipulation. In particular, when a plurality of smart phones are registered, the in-vehicle apparatus adds a reception of the manual VNC request from a smart phone into the start condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Aga, Koichi Masuda
  • Patent number: 9445337
    Abstract: In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method for use by a wireless cellular telecommunications device camped on a first cell. The method comprises, at the device: selecting a parameter applicable to a priority-based re-selection algorithm and also applicable to another cell; measuring an attribute of a signal received from a second cell; and, evaluating the second cell for re-selection according to a ranking algorithm based at least on the selected parameter and the measured attribute. A device and computer readable medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: David Philip Hole, Raghavendra Magadi Rangaiah, Johanna Lisa Dwyer
  • Patent number: 9432156
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for activating carriers in a mobile communication system, and includes determining, when an instruction message for aggregating multiple carriers is received, a bit position per carrier according to an identifier per carrier in the instruction message; checking, when a carrier state message including a state bitmap indicating state per carrier, the state per carrier according to the bit position per carrier in the state bitmap; and activating/deactivating the carriers according to the per-carrier states. According to the present invention, it is possible to minimize signaling overhead caused by carrier activation and deactivation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soeng Hun Kim, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Jung Soo Jung
  • Patent number: 9432523
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for rerating customer events in parallel with executing one or more open sessions in a consumer telecommunications network. In use, accumulated events of a current billing cycle are rerated in accordance with a billing plan associated with a telecommunications subscriber. Additionally, one or more counters associated with one or more accumulators corresponding to the telecommunications subscriber are updated, in response to the rerating. In addition, one or more open sessions associated with the telecommunications subscriber are identified. Furthermore, at least one existing reservation associated with the one or more open sessions that requires modification as a result of updating the one or more counters associated with the one or more accumulators corresponding to the telecommunications subscriber is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Amdocs Software Systems Limited
    Inventor: Yael Anchel
  • Patent number: 9426633
    Abstract: A method for treating an emergency service request message sent by a requesting station to an emergency service answering position; the method includes: (a) receiving the emergency service request message in a multi-media messaging service (MMS) format wherein the emergency service request message includes a requesting station address and a timestamp; (b) separating the text portions from the media portions in the emergency service request message; (c) creating a single media identifier to effect correlating the media portions with the text portions; (d) formatting the text portions with the media identifier in a text message; (e) forwarding the text message toward the emergency service answering position; and (f) employing the media identifier to correlate the media portions with the text portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventor: John Lawrence Snapp
  • Patent number: 9402206
    Abstract: A method and arrangement for controlling a balance between Packet Switched (PS) data, and Circuit Switched (CS) data in a cellular communication network. A network node is arranged in a cellular communication network to control communication of PS data between a first UE and a base station, and to control communication of CS data between a second UE and the base station. Both the first UE, the second UE and the base station are associated to the cellular communication network and are located in the cell. The network node comprises a controller 402 which is adapted to identify a risk of congested communication of data, and a transceiver 406 which is adapted to communicate PS data with the first base station, and to communicate CS data with the second base station. The controller is further adapted to request the second UE to change communication settings, and the controller is further adapted to reallocate transmission resources from the second UE, to the first UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Daniel Enström, Stefan Wänstedt
  • Patent number: 9398521
    Abstract: When MME receives Handover required from source eNB/HeNB which contains CSG ID, it verifies whether the CSG subscription data it stores is fresh or expired. If it is expired, or if MME does not have any association data for UE, MME retrieves the latest CSG subscription data from HSS. MME rewrites its stored CSG subscription data with the one retrieved from HSS, if they are different. MME performs access control for the UE according to the CSG ID received from Handover required message and its CSG subscription data. When the access control is failed, a new message List Update Indication is proposed to be sent from source eNB/HeNB to UE. In order to indicate what caused the failure, an appropriate cause in the message is proposed. Upon receiving the message, UE updates its stored CSG whitelist, such that the CSG subscription data in UE and MME are synchronized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaowei Zhang, Anand Raghawa Prasad