Patents Examined by Erika A Washington
  • Patent number: 10405249
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a mobile device, comprising: a receiver configured to receive a radio signal comprising transmissions from a plurality of radio cells; and a processor configured to derive second information from the received radio signal, the second information indicating at least one neighboring radio cell, wherein the processor is configured to initiate a radio cell selection based on the second information if the second information indicates at least one neighboring radio cell configured for the first RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Deepak Dash, Nitin Gowda Basavarajappa, Gurunadha Rao Kota, Nitin Kuppelur
  • Patent number: 10397747
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking at least one entity. Systems according to various embodiments may include an interface for at least receiving training data representing movements of a plurality of training entities and a query regarding a test entity's movement, a memory, and at least one processor executing instructions stored on the memory to create a plurality of tracks, generate an index of the plurality of tracks, execute the received query, and output a feature value with respect to the test entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Celect, Inc.
    Inventors: Sai Kiran Burle, Joshua Lee, Devavrat Shah, Vishal Doshi, Ying-zong Huang, Quan Li
  • Patent number: 10383006
    Abstract: Tier switching of spectrum access priority tier levels for networks in a multi-tier level spectrum access system is disclosed. The tier switching may be based on conditions in the networks to allow more efficient network/system operation. In an implementation, the switching of tier levels may be a swap of tier levels between a network/device and another network/device. In this case, the tier level of a network/device is switched or swapped with the tier level of another network/device and each network device operates at the tier level of the other network/device. In another implementation, the switching of tier levels may be a switching of tier levels used by a single network or a single device without any swap occurring with another network or device. In this case, the tier level of a network or device may be switched to another tier level for operation in the SAS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Amer A. Hassan, Paul W. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10375526
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and computer program products that include, on a first device executing a first instance of a location application, receiving an indication to begin sharing data describing a path traveled by the first device, receiving location data describing the path traveled by the first device, the location data received from a location system of the first device, and the location data including a plurality of locations of the first device, and transmitting the location data in a form usable to enable a user interface of a second instance of a location application executing on a second device to indicate the path traveled by the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Eran Sandel, Elad Harush, Roman Guy
  • Patent number: 10356251
    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: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Mobility View Inc.
    Inventor: Thom Damstra
  • Patent number: 10349267
    Abstract: An embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (“eUICC”) controller may transfer wireless network service between different User Equipment (“UE”) by moving or exchanging one or more profiles between the eUICC of different UEs. The eUICC controller may directly access the eUICC of the UEs in order to control eUICC profile synchronization, disabling, downloading, and/or perform other eUICC management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Zhengfang Chen, Musa Kazim Guven, Hakan Alparslan
  • Patent number: 10348884
    Abstract: A method of customizing hardware by an end user for a mobile phone is provided. The method includes receiving from an end-user a selection of a mobile phone shell from a set of mobile phone shells, sending to the end-user a subset of interchangeable hardware components having different functions, and receiving from the end-user a selection of at least one hardware component from the subset of interchangeable hardware components. The subset of interchangeable hardware components is generated based on a compatibility between the selected mobile phone shell and the set of available interchangeable hardware components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Philip A. Eckhoff, Roderick A. Hyde, Jordin T. Kare, David B. Tuckerman, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10341937
    Abstract: A wireless device (WD) capable of performing a function; a first register (FR), maintained on a dead zone service (DZS) connected to a network, including a first database (FD) of first conditions (FCs) wherein the function of WD is to be disabled, a FC defined in FD by an entry that defines FC; DZS configured to query whether WD has met one of FCs defined in FR and to disable the function of WD when WD has met one of FCs defined in FR; a second register (SR) maintained on WD including a second database (SD) of second conditions (SCs) wherein the function of WD is to be disabled, the SCs defined in SD by an entry that defines a SC; WD configured to query whether it has met a SC defined in SR and to disable the function of WD when it has met a SC defined in SR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Paul R. Juhasz
  • Patent number: 10334581
    Abstract: A received first DCI comprises: a first trigger field (indicating that the first DCI is triggered in response to a second DCI comprising a second trigger), a validation field (indicating a validation duration for receiving the second DCI validating the first DCI), a hybrid retransmission request (HARQ) identifier field, and a new data identifier (NDI) field. TBs are created in response to the first DCI. In response to monitoring not detecting the second DCI: the first DCI is invalidated and transmission of TBs dropped; the HARQ process ID and the NDI are stored; and the first TBs are stored in a HARQ buffer. A third DCI indicating a same value of the HARQ process ID is received. Uplink signals are transmitted in response to the third DCI. The stored NDI are employed to determine an adaptive-retransmission of the TBs or a new transmission of second TBs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventors: Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Alireza Babaei
  • Patent number: 10333755
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for reference signal design are provided. In some aspects, a base station determines one or more of: a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) sequence or a DMRS location pattern, based on at least one of a plurality of transmission characteristics, and transmits one or more of the determined DMRS sequence or the determined DMRS location pattern. In further aspects, a user equipment identifies one or more of: a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) sequence or a DMRS location pattern from a base station, determines at least one of a plurality of transmission characteristics of the first base station based on one or more of: the identified DMRS sequence or the identified DMRS location pattern, and performs interference cancellation for transmissions from the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Tao Luo, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Makesh Pravin John Wilson
  • Patent number: 10313842
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus. The apparatus includes a device. The device includes at least one transceiver. The device further includes transceiver selection logic to determine whether each of the at least one transceiver complies with transceiver regulations associated with a location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Nolan, Mark Kelly
  • Patent number: 10299087
    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 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SPIKKO TELECOM LTD.
    Inventors: Shai Ben Arzi, Nimrod Sandlerman
  • Patent number: 10299199
    Abstract: A method implemented in a control node includes receiving a message from a first node. The method further includes determining whether the received message corresponds to one or more network partitions based at least in part on the partition selection information. The method further includes selecting, in response to determining that the message corresponds to the one or more network partitions, a particular network partition from the one or more network partitions using the partition selection information, and routing the message to a second node associated with the selected particular network partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Henrik Basilier, Torbjörn Cagenius, Gunnar Mildh, Gunnar Nilsson, Lennart Norell, Stefan Rommer, Göran Rune, Ann-Christine Sander
  • Patent number: 10295368
    Abstract: A data collection method performed by a collector for communicating with a master station by using DLMS protocol, includes: obtaining a collected-data item identifier from the master station, where the collected-data item identifier indicates a collected data item that needs to be reported to the master station in an event reporting manner; obtaining from a smart meter, to-be-reported data corresponding to the collected-data item identifier; generating a DLMS extension event packet, where the DLMS extension event packet includes a data attribute item and the to-be-reported data, and the data attribute item is used to identify a type of the to-be-reported data; and sending the DLMS extension event packet to the master station. Therefore, message exchange between the master station and the collector and occupied resources can be reduced, and data collection performance can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dachao Yang, Haiyuan Zhan
  • Patent number: 10292027
    Abstract: A system and apparatus for remotely provisioning and operating a headless Wi-Fi IoT device is described that provides for automatic provision of the IoT device so as to connect the IoT device to a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Lantronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Mariano Goluboff
  • Patent number: 10278076
    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: September 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Francis Byrne
  • Patent number: 10277728
    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: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: MessageLoud Inc
    Inventor: Garin Toren
  • Patent number: 10271234
    Abstract: A terminal device transmits uplink control information including channel state information and a HARQ-ACK on a PUCCH; and performs a DRX functionality for controlling monitoring of an MPDCCH. In a case that a CQI-mask is not setup by a higher layer and a subframe n is assumed to be included in an Active Time in consideration of a scheduling request transmitted until and including a subframe n?5 and information received until and including the subframe n?5, the channel state information is transmitted on the PUCCH in the subframe n and a subframe n+1, irrespective of whether the subframe n+1 is included in the Active Time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Tatsushi Aiba
  • Patent number: 10270763
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the present disclosed subject matter, a mobile terminal comprises a single cellular modem having concurrent protocol stack that is capable of simultaneous communicating over two channels with at least one mobile network, a logic selector configured to pass authentication information of a SIM to the modem, wherein the SIM can be a physical SIM accommodated in a first slot (native SIM) or a virtual SIM. The terminal further comprises firmware retained in a non-transitory memory operative to cause the mobile terminal to obtain and authenticate the virtual SIM for communicating with the at least one mobile networks, wherein the virtual SIM is obtained from a SIM server connected to a SIM bank that comprises a plurality of SIM profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: David Lipovkov
  • Patent number: 10271367
    Abstract: A data transmission method, device, and system relate to the field of communications technologies, and provide a more flexible network topology and reduce network overheads. The method includes sending, by a first wearable device, a first broadcast message to a second wearable device, determining whether the second wearable device supports processing of service data of the first wearable device when the first wearable device obtains by listening, a second broadcast message from the second wearable device, and when the first wearable device determines that the second wearable device supports processing of the service data, establishing a connection to the second wearable device, and sending the service data in an allocated receive or transmit timeslot to the second wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yunsheng Kuang