Patents Examined by Erika A Washington
  • Patent number: 10531241
    Abstract: A network computer system can detect a triggering event, and in response to the detection of the triggering event, obtain a set of service parameters relating to a service session of a service provider. Additionally, the network computer system can obtain one or more content items from a plurality of network information services, based on the set of service parameters. In some examples, each of the one or more content items can include a set of feature data. In such examples, the network computer system can provide the set of feature data of each of the one or more content items to a computing device of the service provider. Additionally, the network computer system can utilize a set of prioritization rules to determine a prioritization between each of the one or more content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashley Quitoriano, Kamran Massoudi, Arundhati Singh, James Callender
  • Patent number: 10516775
    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 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: messageLOUD Inc.
    Inventor: Garin Toren
  • Patent number: 10511938
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems, methods, and products comprise an analytic server, which tracks and locates electronic devices (e.g., wireless devices and devices enabled with wireless transmitters). The analytic server monitors wireless signals detected by different observer devices at different time points. The analytic server analyzes the wireless signals to build signal graph and generate hyperclusters. When the analytic server receives a request of finding a lost/missing device, the analytic server receives observations from observer devices that detect the wireless signals from the missing device, determine signal context (e.g., hypercluster) and geolocation of the missing device based on observations from observer devices, performs resolution to narrow down the geolocation. The analytic server also combats different forms of active attacks. The analytic server generates a graphical user interface comprising the location information of the missing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: The Wireless Registry, Inc.
    Inventors: Srdjan Marinovic, Eric Stanculescu, Stillman Bradish
  • Patent number: 10511937
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining, by a first device, BLUETOOTH connection information of a second device, obtaining, by the first device according to the BLUETOOTH connection information, a BLUETOOTH signal from the second device, determining, by the first device according to the obtained BLUETOOTH signal from the second device, position information of the second device, and sending, by the first device, the position information to a third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yajun Zhang, Yunsheng Kuang
  • Patent number: 10506662
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for wireless communication, and more particularly, to design principles for extending Internet of Things (IoT) (e.g., narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), machine type communication(s) (MTC), etc.) into an unlicensed radio frequency (RF) band spectrum. In certain aspects, the method generally includes determining an interlace structure of tones, within an unlicensed radio frequency (RF) spectrum, available to a wireless node for communication, and communicating based on the interlace structure. In some aspects, the communicating involves hopping between tones within the interlace structure during different communication intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hao Xu, Srinivas Yerramalli, Juan Montojo, Yongbin Wei, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen, Alberto Rico Alvarino
  • Patent number: 10506093
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments describe mobile terminal unlocking methods, systems, and devices. In one embodiment, the method comprises: determining, by a wearable Bluetooth device, a current status corresponding to a mobile terminal after a connection with the mobile terminal is established by the wearable Bluetooth device, wherein the current status is one of a locked status or an unlocked status; detecting, by the wearable Bluetooth device, a user's authorization behavior, and setting a processing identification corresponding to the mobile terminal by using the user's authorization behavior, wherein the processing identification is one of a locking identification or an unlocking identification; and sending, by the wearable Bluetooth device an unlocking message to the mobile terminal causing the mobile terminal to execute an unlocking operation when the processing identification is the unlocking identification and the current status is the locked status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventors: Kai Li, Hongru Zhu
  • Patent number: 10506436
    Abstract: A system for a lattice mesh comprises an interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive a request to register from a host, wherein the request to register includes a key and a set of asset IDs that the host wishes to claim. The processor is configured to sign the key to generate a resource authority (RA) certificate signed key with an RA certificate; update an asset database with the RA certificate signed key; distribute the RA certificate signed host public key through the network; and provide the host with the RA certificate signed key. In some embodiments, the system further comprises a memory that is coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    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: 10491727
    Abstract: A mobile phone holder for automatically holding or releasing a mobile phone by a pair of grasping arms to allow a user to attach or detach a mobile phone to the mobile phone holder by one-handed operation. The mobile phone holder includes a housing, a holder base, a left robotic arm stretching and extending from the left side of the housing, a right robotic arm stretching and extending from the right side of the housing, and a gear rack and pinion mechanism in the housing for driving the left and right grip arms to move in opposite directions or to synchronize in backward movement. The mobile phone holder further includes a main control circuit board on the main body, a main controller disposed on the main control circuit board, and an a pushbutton automatic reset travel switch assembly protruding from the front of the housing for detecting the phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Valor Communication, Inc.
    Inventor: Liu Liu
  • Patent number: 10492082
    Abstract: A wireless communication network includes a plurality of network nodes arranged in a distributed architecture. The plurality of network nodes includes one or more macro cells. Each macro cell includes a base station and a plurality of small cells. Each small cell includes an access point node that includes a directional antenna. Each directional antenna includes at least one transmitting lobe. The plurality of small cells is arranged in a Linear Front-to-Back (LFB) arrangement such that a transmitting lobe of a directional antenna is directed towards a non-dominant lobe of a directional antenna that is Line-of-Sight downstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Paul Fuerter, SM Sohelozzaman
  • Patent number: 10484105
    Abstract: A method for constructing a wireless positioning feature library includes: obtaining a wireless positioning training data set, where the wireless training data set includes a plurality of pieces of training data; performing clustering and merging on the plurality of pieces of training data one by one; and determining wireless positioning feature data based on at least one piece of sample data obtained after the merging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Hu, Jiehua Chen
  • Patent number: 10469635
    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: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Carlson, Steve Emmert
  • Patent number: 10448316
    Abstract: A method for transmitting system information by a base node to at least one wireless communication device camping on the base node, the base node supporting a dedicated resource region for communication devices, which is capable of being deployed at least in-band and out-of-band relative to a common frequency band. The method includes collecting a configuration parameter for said dedicated resource region according to a predetermined time period and to arrange said configuration parameter in system information blocks. If the dedicated resource region is deployed in-band and a wideband transmission session is active, adding to at least one of the system information blocks a valid subframe indication for submitting system information blocks instead of wideband transmission blocks, and transmitting said system information blocks according to said valid subframe indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 10440756
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for techniques for downlink (DL) scheduling and uplink (UL) scheduling in a shared radio frequency (RF)spectrum band. In some aspects, a wireless communication device may receive an UL data transmission grant associated with a channel of shared RF spectrum band. The wireless communication device may perform a channel readiness procedure associated with the channel. The wireless communication device may also transmit channel readiness information based at least in part on the channel readiness procedure to a base station. The channel readiness information may be transmitted via an uplink channel of a licensed RF spectrum band different from the shared RF band. In other aspects, a base station may schedule a data transmission on one or more channels of a shared RF spectrum band. The base station may transmit a data transmission grant for the scheduled data transmission to a wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lei Zhang, Chong Li, Xinzhou Wu, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10440547
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for improving reliability of critical and location-aware messages by using multiple technologies and/or multiple networks in a communication network comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes (e.g., a network of moving things, which may be a vehicle network, a network of or including autonomous vehicles, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: VENIAM, INC.
    Inventor: Carlos Eduardo Braga Ameixieira
  • Patent number: 10440190
    Abstract: A system, smart device and method for apportioning costs of smart device operations between purposes. Operation information concerning operations performed by the smart device is recorded. The operations are apportioned between purposes based on categorization information and the operation information. The cost of the apportioned operations performed by the device is determined for the purposes based on the operation information and tariff information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Mobility View Inc.
    Inventor: Thom Damstra
  • Patent number: 10433175
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an access control method, user equipment, and a network device. The UE is connected to the network device, and the method includes: receiving, by the UE, access control information sent by the network device; and determining, according to obtained first application information in a service establishment request and the access control information, whether to send non-access stratum signaling to the network device, so as to determine whether a first application corresponding to the first application information is allowed to access a network. In this way, network resources are saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Chen, Lin Shu
  • Patent number: 10424826
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to antenna arrangements. In particular, an arrangement can include at least three antennas. A first and second of the antennas can be positioned such that signals they emit cancel each other out at a physical space comprising a third of the antennas. Additionally or alternatively, an arrangement can include at least two antennas. A first of the antennas can comprise at least two signal-emitting portions positioned such that signals they emit cancel each other out at a physical space comprising a second of the antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ajay Chandra Gummalla, Dieter Statezni
  • Patent number: 10425179
    Abstract: According to at least one aspect, a large area wireless communication station is provided. The wireless communication station may provide mobile communication signals at distances up to 100 kilometers from the location of the station. The wireless communication station may include a plurality of antennas that are co-located and configured to each provide coverage to a portion of a coverage area and in sum to provide coverage to the entirety of the coverage area, a plurality of transmitters communicatively coupled to the plurality of antennas and configured to communicate with an external system, and a signal routing system configured to dynamically direct a radio frequency signal from any one or more of the plurality of transmitters to any one or more of the plurality of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Altaeros Energies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Carleton Mitton, Jr., Fabrice Cibangu Tshibasu, Joshua H. Aranov, Benjamin William Glass, Benjamin Ryan Bollinger
  • Patent number: 10419883
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for statistically associating mobile devices and non-mobile devices with geographic areas. One of the methods includes for each selected mobile device of a plurality of mobile devices, receiving latitude-longitude pairs for the selected mobile device, the latitude-longitude pairs corresponding to a location of the selected mobile device during a time period. The plurality of latitude-longitude pairs are organized into clusters, with the clusters corresponding to geographic regions visited by the selected mobile device during the time period. A score is calculated for each cluster, the score representing a likelihood that a user of the selected mobile device resides in a household within the cluster. A location of the user's household is identified to be within one of the geographic areas corresponding to the cluster having the highest score. The mobile device is associated with the geographic area having the highest score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: 4INFO, INC.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Jenkins, Arash Saffarnia, Prashant Chaudhary, Gautham Anil
  • Patent number: 10412547
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to associate geographic locations with user devices. An example apparatus includes a network classifier to classify a network that connects a user device to an audience measurement entity based on source identifying information transmitted from the user device and a location mapper to determine a geographic location associated with an impression indicated by media identifying information based on a location identifier including at least one of a network address included in the source identifying information and a first mapping that maps the network address to the geographic location when the network is a fixed network and location services information included in the source identifying information and a second mapping that maps the location services information to the geographic location when the network is a mobile network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Splaine, Arun Ramaswamy