Patents Examined by Erika A Washington
  • Patent number: 11330565
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure propose a mechanism whereby a nearby device may detect scenarios where one device is unable to receive communications from a transmitting device. For example, the nearby device may detect that concurrent transmissions of a transmitting device and intended recipient prevent reception by the intended recipient and provide feedback to the transmitting device. Rather than blindly retransmitting, the transmitting device may only retransmit when it receives feedback from the nearby device, saving power and avoiding unnecessary transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tien Viet Nguyen, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Arjun Bharadwaj
  • Patent number: 11330449
    Abstract: A communication system includes a plurality of sensor terminals each having an individual time and a management terminal having a reference time. The management terminal associates the individual time with the reference time at which the individual time was received and stores the associated times as a time pair. The management terminal determines a communication delay time using the configuration information of the hardware of the sensor terminal, the version of the software of the sensor terminal, the configuration information of the hardware of the management terminal, the version of the software of the management terminal, and a communication delay-causing combination table. The management terminal corrects the correspondence relationship between the individual time and the reference time in accordance with the communication delay time and corrects information detection time received from each of the plurality of the sensor terminals based on the corrected correspondence relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hikaru Sugata
  • Patent number: 11329857
    Abstract: A cellular network includes multiple miniature base stations. The miniature base stations are communicatively connected to each other. Each one of the miniature base stations includes an antenna, a wireless signal transceiver and a digital signal processor. The antenna is arranged at a peripheral area of the miniature base stations and configured to receive and to transmit wireless signals. The wireless signal transceiver is configured to demodulate the wireless signals received from the antenna and to modulate the wireless signals transmitted by the antenna. The digital signal processor is configured to process the wireless signals, which are demodulated or modulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NANYA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Feng-Ju Tsai, Shyue-Ru Doong
  • Patent number: 11330444
    Abstract: Disclosed is a control device for determining cognitive radio terminals. The device comprises: a spectrum sensing information storage unit for receiving and storing interference amount information for each frequency from spectrum sensing devices; a communication success probability calculation unit for receiving position information from secondary user terminals within a network and calculating a communication success probability of each secondary user terminal; a reinforced learning unit for setting the communication success probability as an initial access probability for each of the secondary user terminals and enabling learning such that an access probability, a state function, and a utility function are updated for each of the secondary user terminals at each iteration; and a cognitive radio terminal determining unit for, when the leaning is completed in the reinforced learning unit, selecting a secondary user terminal to execute cognitive radio communication on the basis of a final access probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Seong-Lyun Kim, Han Cha, Jee Min Kim
  • Patent number: 11323949
    Abstract: A communication system includes a wireless device capable of performing a function. A network is configured to communicate with the wireless device to provide a network service. A small cell is in a location, the small cell is configured to control a communication link between the wireless device and the network. A register includes a database of restrictions on the function of the wireless device at the location. The system is configured to query whether the wireless device is within the location, and to apply the restrictions to the wireless device when the wireless device is in the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: DEADZONE US, LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Juhasz, Christopher Frerking, James Tiernan
  • Patent number: 11323553
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. The hinge separates a first chamber defined by the first device housing and a second chamber defined by the second device housing. A flexible substrate passes through the first chamber and the second chamber. The flexible substrate spans the hinge, either by passing through or around a hinge housing. The flexible substrate deforms to a curvilinear deformed state within one or both of the first chamber or the second chamber when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge from a closed position to an axially displaced open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Carlson, Steve Emmert
  • Patent number: 11316964
    Abstract: Provided is a computer implemented method and system for delivering text messages, emails, and messages from a messenger application to a user while the user is engaged in an activity, such as driving, exercising, or working. Typically, the emails and other messages are announced to the user and read aloud without any user input. In Drive Mode, while the user is driving, a clean interface is shown to the user, and the user can hear announcements and messages/emails aloud without looking at the screen of the phone, and use gestures to operate the phone. After a determination is made that a new text message and/or email has arrived, the user is informed aloud of the text message/email/messenger message and in most instances, and if the user takes no further action, the body and/or subject of the text message/email/messenger message is read aloud to the user. All messages can be placed in a single queue, and read to the user in order of receipt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Messageloud Inc.
    Inventor: Garin Toren
  • Patent number: 11317247
    Abstract: An approach is disclosed for a data-driven evaluation of heuristics for trajectory cropping. The approach involves, e.g., determining a cropping heuristic, wherein the cropping heuristic comprises an algorithm for cropping a probe trajectory collected from one or more sensors of a mobile device to anonymize the probe trajectory data. The approach also involves processing the probe trajectory using the cropping heuristic to generate a cropped probe trajectory. The approach further involves extracting one or more heuristic-based features of the cropped probe trajectory data. The approach also involves extracting one or more privacy-based features from a privacy preference, wherein the one or more privacy-based features represent a target level of cropping to meet the privacy preference. The approach further involves computing a score based on a distance between the one or more heuristic-based features and the one or more privacy-based features. The approach further involves providing the score as an output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Stefano Bennati, Gavin Brown, Ori Dov, Elena Vidyakina
  • Patent number: 11317284
    Abstract: A system comprises an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to provide a request to join a publish group from a client or a point to point communication link of a lattice mesh; and receive a group key or a host public key. The processor is configured to determine whether a message has been received; in response to the message having been received, determine whether the message is to be sent on; in response to the message being determined not to be sent on, decode the message using the group key or the host public key; determine whether to store the message in a backfill database; in response to determining to store the message in the backfill database, store the message in the backfill database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Anduril Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Newman, Ryan Brown, Brian W. Schimpf, Palmer F. Luckey, Julian Hammerstein, Travis M. Whitaker, Jason Levin, Joseph Chen
  • Patent number: 11310339
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a benchmark of an accuracy of at least one of a direct positioning technique or an indirect positioning technique for positioning of a mobile device. The method also includes, depending on the benchmark, selecting between positioning of the mobile device using the direct positioning technique and the indirect positioning technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SONY NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Fänge, Mattias Falk, Hannes Bergkvist
  • Patent number: 11288948
    Abstract: Techniques are described for establishing a two-way voice communication session with an alarm system. The alarm system may establish a two-way voice communication session with an operator associated with a monitoring service that provides monitoring services for alarm events detected by the alarm system. The alarm system also may establish a two-way voice communication session with a notification recipient that is interested in receiving notifications associated with events detected by the alarm system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Martin, Stephen Scott Trundle, David Saul Goldfarb, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 11284366
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for dynamic beam sweeping a synchronization signal based on historical usage patterns. In response to determining a recurring pattern of a plurality of user devices being disposed within a certain portion of a sector during a time period, a modified beam sweeping protocol may be implemented. The modified beam sweeping protocol decreases the average periodicity of a series of synchronization signals that are transmitted to a distinct portion of the sector using a distinct beamform, increasing the likelihood of synchronization between user devices and a network, decreasing interference and other undesirable network conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Hemanth Pawar, Krishna Sitaram, Shilpa Kowdley Srinivas
  • Patent number: 11284410
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a data transmission method, a network device and a terminal. In embodiments of the present disclosure, the network device determines a processing interval of the terminal according to parameter(s) reported by the terminal, and then compares a scheduling interval for resource allocation for the terminal with the determined processing interval of the terminal. When the scheduling interval is less than the processing interval, the network device transmits data through a physical downlink shared channel after the scheduling interval by using pre-configured quasi-co-location information corresponding to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: China Mobile Communication Co., Ltd Research Institute, China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Zuo, Hui Tong, Shuangfeng Han, Sen Wang, Jiqing Ni
  • Patent number: 11259365
    Abstract: A method for managing one or more wireless connections includes: conducting a plurality of scan operations and a plurality of connection operations. Each scan operation is conducted within one of a plurality of scan windows, and each connection operation is conducted within one of a plurality of connection windows. The scan windows and the connection windows do not overlap with each other. Consecutive scan windows are separated by a scan interval, which is a first integer multiplication of a minimum interval, and consecutive connection windows are separated by a connection interval, which is a second integer multiplication of the minimum interval. When a new wireless connection is added or an existing wireless connection is removed, the link positions corresponding to wireless connections are adjusted to provide balanced distribution of time slot resource for the wireless connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: CASSIA NETWORKS INC.
    Inventors: Daling Yuan, Yong Meng
  • Patent number: 11252788
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the modeling of channel condition information, associated with a base station of a radio access network (“RAN”) associated with a wireless network, over time. The model may be used to determine, estimate, or predict channel information associated with the base station at a given time, such as a time corresponding to a request for content (e.g., streaming content). The channel condition information corresponding to this time, as determined based on the model, may be used to select a particular version of the content to provide in response to the request. By virtue of receiving this information, the content provider may forgo performing a speed test, a ramp up transmission scheme, and/or other technique that may otherwise used to select the version of the content to provide in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Donna L. Polehn, Corey J. Christopherson, Fred Weisbrod
  • Patent number: 11246113
    Abstract: A first network access node for a wireless communication system obtains a set of first radio service information (RSI) for a set of first position information in a service area. Each first RSI of the set of first RSI comprises a first RSI estimate, a first estimate type indicating how the first RSI estimate was estimated, and a first radio service type defining the first RSI estimate. The first network access node further receives a first control message from a second network access node. Corresponding methods and computer program products are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: George Koudouridis, Johan Christer Qvarfordt
  • Patent number: 11234175
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application implement cell selection and cell reselection for a terminal device in a licensed band and an unlicensed band. Disclosed are a method for selecting a cell, a terminal device, and a network device. The method comprises: a terminal device searches for a target frequency point on the basis of at least one of preconfigured first configuration information, of second configuration information configured by a network using a dynamic signaling, and of a work mode set by a user; and performs cell selection or cell reselection on the basis of a state of a cell on the target frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 11234100
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Buseop Jung, Soonho Lee
  • Patent number: 11229008
    Abstract: A paging configuration method includes: judging whether a present system load level of a present cell is greater than a preset load threshold or not; and when the present system load level is lower than or equal to the preset load threshold, sending first configuration information to each UE in the present cell, the first configuration information including multiple Paging Occasions (POs), a first effective PO set in the multiple POs, an identifier of UE and an identifier of an effective PO corresponding to the UE in the first effective PO set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 11228865
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a network device that comprises a processing system including a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations. The operations include obtaining timing advance data regarding a communication device served by the network; the timing advance data is collected by a network element coupled to the network device, and the network element communicates with the communication device using control-plane signaling. The timing advance data is processed using location data regarding the network element to determine a geolocation of the communication device. The geolocation is stored at a storage device; the network device and storage device are included in a secure portion of the network. The geolocation is provided to equipment of a network customer accessing the secure portion of the network via a secure interface. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeff Bartlett, Jordan Alexander, Thomas Becker