Patents Examined by Erika A Washington
  • Patent number: 10848966
    Abstract: A method of enrolling a mobile device to provide subsequent access to a device includes actuating a mechanical switch electrically connected to the device, generating a mobile device identification number, and generating, with an on-board controller of the device, a mobile device key. The method further includes transmitting, from the device to the mobile device, the mobile device identification number and the mobile device key, storing, with the on-board controller, the mobile device identification number, and storing, with a mobile device controller, the mobile device identification number and the mobile device key. A system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Arjun Veneshetty
  • Patent number: 10848366
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a network function management method, a management device, and a system. The method includes: obtaining, by a second management device, sharing information of a network function, where the sharing information of the network function is used to indicate whether the network function can be shared by at least two network slices; sending, by the second management device, the sharing information of the network function to a first management device; and orchestrating, by the first management device, the network function based on the sharing information of the network function. It can be learned from the above that the embodiments of the present invention provide a specific solution to choosing to provide a network slice with a shared network function or an exclusive network function, thereby facilitating network function maintenance and management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Ruiyue Xu, Li Ji
  • Patent number: 10834534
    Abstract: Provided is a method by which a terminal performs location measurement on the basis of a PDOA in a wireless communication system, according to one embodiment of the present description, wherein the method, by which a terminal performs location measurement on the basis of PDOA, comprises: a step for receiving, from a base station, a signal through a plurality of paths; a step for acquiring phase difference information on each of the plurality of paths; and a step for reporting, to the base station, the phase difference information on the basis of the reference signal. The terminal is capable of communicating with at least one of another terminal, a terminal related to an autonomous driving vehicle, the base station, or a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Myeongjin Kim, Sangrim Lee, Hyukjin Chae
  • Patent number: 10820181
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, servers, devices, methods, and media for validating, improving, and predicting emergency locations. In some embodiments, disclosed herein is a method for validating a reported location associated with an emergency request comprises: detecting an emergency request from a first device; identifying a reported location associated with the emergency request; identifying one or more attributes associated with the emergency request; determining a location accuracy metric for the emergency request using the one or more attributes; comparing the location accuracy metric to a first accuracy threshold, wherein the reported location is converted to a validated location when the location accuracy metric meets the first accuracy threshold; and, in response to the location accuracy metric meeting the first accuracy threshold, providing the validated location to one or more recipients comprising a public safety answering point (PSAP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Edward Horelik, Henry Katz, Gabriel Charles Mahoney, IV, John Thomas Hinton, IV, Michael John Martin
  • Patent number: 10812978
    Abstract: A system for a lattice mesh comprises an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive a request to join a publish group from a client. The processor is configured to determine a group key; determine whether the client is allowed access to a topic of the publish group; in response to the client being allowed access to the topic of the publish group, provide the group key to the client; publish a group message including metadata; determine whether it is time to rotate the group key; and in response to it being time to rotate the group key, determine a new group key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    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: 10805785
    Abstract: Methods, a core network node (104A) and a node (102A) in a radio access network, RAN, (102), for enabling emergency services for wireless devices in the RAN. The core network node (104A) sends (2:1), to the RAN node (102A), information about one or more Access and Mobility Management Functions, AMFs, that support emergency services, to avoid an emergency fallback procedure for wireless devices in the RAN. The RAN node (102A) then selects (2:2) an AMF (104B) that supports emergency services for a wireless device (100) in the RAN, based on the received information. Thereby, the wireless device will have immediate access to emergency services and no delaying emergency fallback procedure is performed which could be critical in an emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Malik Wahaj Arshad, Angelo Centonza, Gunnar Mildh, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Patent number: 10798701
    Abstract: A wireless device receives a first downlink control information (DCI) indicating: a hybrid retransmission request (HARQ) identifier; and a new data identifier (NDI). In response to the first DCI, a first transport block (TB) is generated. In response to not detecting a second DCI during a validation duration: the first DCI is invalidated; and transmission of the first TB is dropped. A third DCI is received. The third DCI indicates a same value of the HARQ identifier. In response to the third DCI, uplink signals are transmitted comprising, based on the NDI, one of an adaptive-retransmission of the first TB or a new transmission of a second TB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventors: Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Alireza Babaei
  • Patent number: 10791536
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method may include determining a wireless identifier associated with a vehicle computing device coupled to a vehicle, transmitting wireless signals for receipt by an antenna included in the vehicle computing device, establishing a wireless connection to the vehicle computing device via one or more of the wireless signals using the wireless identifier, receiving, via the wireless connection, bearing information that indicates a bearing of the vehicle computing device relative to the requestor computing device, the bearing information being based on an angle of arrival of the one or more wireless signals received by the antenna, and displaying information describing a location of the vehicle relative to the requestor computing device based at least in part on the bearing information. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Lyft, Inc.
    Inventor: Conrad Xavier Murphy
  • Patent number: 10764736
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for handling critical and location-aware messages in a communication network that includes mobile access points and fixed access points. Availability of a plurality of distinct network technologies at a node in the communication network, for use in forwarding of a message via the node, may be assessed. Performance characteristics for each one of the plurality of distinct network technologies may be determined; based on the performance characteristics, one of the plurality of distinct network technologies may be selected; and the message may be forwarded via the selected network technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: VENIAM, INC.
    Inventor: Carlos Eduardo Braga Ameixieira
  • Patent number: 10764757
    Abstract: A system for controlling, monitoring, and recording of wireless telecommunications services associated with penal institutions is provided comprising a portable electronic device and application executing on the device that present a listing of available call destinations based on receiving a first instruction from a first authorized party possessing the device. The application receives a second instruction comprising a choice of a first call destination from the listing. The application transmits a third instruction requesting connection with the destination and joins a second authorized party associated with the first call destination in a first voice session. The application joins the first authorized party to the first session. The application further joins the first party to a second voice session initiated by the second party based on determining that the second party initiated the second session from the first destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Francis Byrne
  • Patent number: 10746842
    Abstract: A method for transmitting information for position measurement by a terminal in a wireless communication system. The method for transmitting information for position measurement by a terminal may include the steps of: receiving a reference signal from a base station; and transmitting information for position measurement to the base station on the basis of the reference signal. The information for the position measurement may be information related to a phase difference of arrival (PDOA). The terminal is capable of communicating with at least one of another terminal, a terminal related to an autonomous driving vehicle, the base station or a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Myeongjin Kim, Sangrim Lee, Hojae Lee, Dongkyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10750431
    Abstract: A firearm is provided with an electronic control system which monitors and controls the firearm. The electronic control system is coupled to a lower level system which may be one or more parts employed in the discharge of a firearm; or an assemblage of parts that configure the firearm into an armed or disarmed state of operation. Image data on a target, firearm system status data, and/or other data may be detected by sensors or collected, under the direction of and processed by the electronic control system. The electronic control system provides control signals to a firearm subsystem adapted to the lower level system to in response to a detected condition to allow operation of the lower level system to operate the firearm. A touch-sensitive screen may allow a firearm operator and an arm/disarm control interface may allow a remote operator or service to monitor and control the firearm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Deadzone US, LLC
    Inventors: Paul R. Juhasz, Christopher Frerking, James Tiernan
  • Patent number: 10743144
    Abstract: A trajectory determining device is designed for determining trajectory data (10) based on signaling data associating mobile communication device identifiers, time markers and signaling identifiers, at least some of the signaling identifiers designating a location cell. These trajectory data are used in order to identify pairs of movement markers associated with a same mobile communication device identifier, and corresponding signaling data, the time markers of which are between the time markers of a given pair, are reprocessed in order to return classified movement data (16) associating movement type data and departure and arrival data determined from location cells associated with the signaling data and a group of chosen locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERSEC
    Inventors: Sebastien Thouement, Pierre-Louis Cuny, Jean-Marc Coic
  • Patent number: 10743145
    Abstract: A computer system can detect a trigger in connection with an activity performed by a service provider, and determine (i) a first content item associated with the detected trigger and a second content item associated with the detected trigger, and (ii) select a set of service parameters relating to a service session of the service provider based on the first content item and the second content item. Additionally, the computer system can obtain feature data of the first content item and the second content item. Based on the feature data of the first content item and the second content item, the computer system can determine that a corresponding graphical representation of the first content item and of the second content item overlap for a given time interval. Based on a set of prioritization rules, the computer system can select one of the first or second content item and generate the corresponding graphical representation of the selected one of the first or second content item for the given time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashley Quitoriano, Kamran Massoudi, Arundhati Singh, James Callender
  • Patent number: 10715971
    Abstract: A method performed by, and a system embedded within, a communication device operating in a communication network, performing the steps of: obtaining a plurality of caller identification codes for the caller device, where each of the caller identification codes identifies the caller device in a network; obtaining at least one rule for selecting a caller identification code from the plurality of caller identification codes according to a characteristic of the called device; obtaining a characteristic of the called device; selecting a caller identification code from the plurality of caller identification codes according to the characteristic of the destination telephone identification, or caller environment or destination environment parameters, or caller decision on the time of making the call; and forwarding the selected caller identification code to any of another communication network and a terminal device of a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SPIKKO TELECOM LTD.
    Inventors: Shai Ben Arzi, Nimrod Sandlerman
  • Patent number: 10708761
    Abstract: A method for enabling multiple subscriber identification module (SIM) profiles on a single embedded SIM includes installing a first SIM profile associated with a first mobile communication service that a user subscribes to and installing a second SIM profile associated with a second mobile communication service that the user subscribes to that is different than the first mobile communication service. The method also includes simultaneously enabling the first SIM profile to communicate with data processing hardware via a dedicated first communication interface and the second SIM profile to communicate with the data processing hardware via a dedicated second communication interface. The method also includes when using the enabled first SIM profile and the enabled second SIM profile, connecting to the first mobile communication service and the second mobile communication service simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jun Yin, Timothy Auer, Aguibou Barry, Grace Chen, Matthew Resman
  • Patent number: 10694489
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a first access network node 411, for positioning of a wireless communication device 430. The method comprises obtaining a first and a second information relating to multilateration of the wireless communication device 430. The first information relating to multilateration comprises a first timing advance value, or a first indication of the first timing advance value, associated with the first access network node 411 and the wireless communication device 430, a Temporary Logical Link Identifier (TLLI) corresponding to the wireless communication device 430 and a first identity of a first cell 421, in which first cell 421 the first timing advance was obtained. The method further comprises mapping, based on the TLLI, the associated first and second identities of the first and second cells 421, 422 and the first and second timing advance values to a network layer protocol connection on a first interface 441.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Nicklas Johansson, John Walter Diachina
  • Patent number: 10687182
    Abstract: Methods and devices for a wireless accessory device (AD) comprising a cellular radio to communicate with a cellular network using the cellular radio. The wireless AD establishes a texting session with a network entity through the cellular network and using the cellular radio. The wireless AD initiates a countdown timer in response to establishing the texting session. The wireless AD determines that a companion device to the wireless AD is reachable by the wireless AD. The wireless AD refrains from pairing with the companion device until the countdown timer expires in response to determining that the companion device is reachable by the wireless device. After expiration of the countdown timer, if the companion device is still reachable by the wireless AD, the wireless AD may pair with the companion device and/or power down its cellular radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lakshmi N. Kavuri, Utkarsh Kumar, Shashikant Tiwari, Abhilash Bhagyanagar, Ashwini Pradeep, Mirza Mohd Ahsen Baig
  • Patent number: 10684718
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for a wearable electronic device, such as a bracelet, watch, wristband or armband that includes a circuit board coupled to a plurality of electronic components (which may include any type of components, elements, circuitry, etc.). One particular implementation of a wearable electronic device may include a strap portion and a display portion. The display portion may include a display; one or more input elements configured to receive one or more interactions that may be associated with: selecting a preconfigured message to communicate and selecting one or more other electronic devices to which to communicate a preconfigured message. The wearable electronic device may further include wireless communication circuitry configured to communicate a selected preconfigured message to one or more selected other electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Aleksander Magi
  • Patent number: 10681639
    Abstract: A source device includes various sensors, such as a GPS receiver. The source device provides operation context data to a server that indicates movement of the source device. The source device may also provide a movement context. The server also evaluates usage of data from the device by other applications or devices to determine a usage context. Based on the movement, operation, and usage contexts, the server selects a frequency at which data is collected for a sensor and a frequency at which the data is transmitted to the server. For example, where the device is not moving or is indoors, less location data is collected. Where no user is tracking the device, location data may be transmitted less frequently and may also be collected less frequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HYPERTRACK INC.
    Inventors: Kashyap Deorah, Abhishek Poddar, Amit Rathi, Aman Jain, Utkarsh Ohm, Gunjan Gupta, Ravi Jain, Prajakt Deolasee