Patents Examined by Erika A Washington
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10271174
    Abstract: A network device can be placed in a central location to detect and disseminate mobile device data via a wireless network. The network device actions can be determined by an end-user device that receives subscription-based data. The end-user can determine parameters for communication between the network, network device, and the mobile device and determine actions based on the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Rick Tipton, Christine Thomas, Mark Austin
  • Patent number: 10264397
    Abstract: An apparatus, computer-readable medium, and method to determine a user equipment (UE) location in a wireless network using signals from a wireless local-area network are disclosed wireless communication network entity may be configured to send WLAN assistance data to a UE. The WLAN assistance data may include a list of one or more WLAN access points (APs). The wireless communication network entity may receive location information from the UE. The location information may be based on measurements of signals from one or more of the WLAN APs. The wireless communication network entity may determine an estimate of the location of the UE based on the location information and stored information at the wireless communication network. The wireless communication network entity may determine the estimate of the location of the UE based on the measurements of the signals of the WLAN APs and a geographic position of the WLAN APs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Alexei Davydov, Jong-Kae Fwu, Gregory Morozov
  • Patent number: 10251026
    Abstract: A system, computer program product, and method for displaying a warning graphic for traffic congestion is provided. The method begins with determining a mobile device approaching a zone comprising traffic congestion. Next a first warning graphic of the traffic congestion is displayed to the at least one mobile device approaching that zone, the warning graphic displayed on the one mobile device. A location of the mobile device is tracked overtime approaching that zone. The mobile device approaching is updated that zone regarding a progress of the traffic congestion indicated in the first warning graphic by displaying at least one follow-up warning graphic on the at least one mobile device, provided prior to the traffic congestion being cleared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Christopher R. Wormald, Arcangelo Loberto, Raymond Reddy
  • Patent number: 10244362
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining the position of a mobile technology platform within a structure, wherein the mobile technology platform is equipped with a gyroscope, a magnetometer and at least one accelerometer. The method includes deploying a set of RF (radio frequency) beacons within the structure, wherein each RF beacon emits an RF signal; recording, at each of a set of sampling locations within the structure, the RF signature created by the RF signals received at the location, wherein said recording is performed by a digital image correlation (DIC) platform which traverses the structure, and which correlates the recorded RF signatures to a floor map of the structure; forming an RF fingerprint of the structure from the recorded RF signatures; and using the RF fingerprint, in conjunction with readings from the gyroscope, magnetometer and at least one accelerometer to determine the location of the device within the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Gozio Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Titus, Kevin Garth Lee
  • Patent number: 10237777
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for transmitting and receiving a service between a terminal device and a base station. The terminal device receives radio resource configuration information and indication information from the base station. The radio resource configuration information includes frequency band information of N (N?2) frequency ranges and characteristic information of radio interface technologies corresponding to each of the N frequency ranges. The indication information indicates a frequency range in which a physical layer resource is to be used by the terminal device to transmit and receive the service. Characteristics of the radio interface technologies include at least one of: a cyclic prefix (CP) length, a duration of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol, or a subcarrier spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jian Zhang, Lixia Xue, Qinghai Zeng, Yuanjie Li, Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 10231153
    Abstract: In a network handover method, after UE located on an LTE network initiates a request message that requests CSFB, an MME instructs an enodeB to move the UE from the LTE network to a 2G or 3G network, and requests an MSC to hand over the UE from the LTE network to a CS domain of the 2G or 3G network for the CSFB, so that the 2G or 3G network allocates a CS domain resource to the UE. Further, by determining that an IMS voice session does not exist, it is identified that the handover of the UE from the LTE network to the CS domain of the 2G or 3G network is triggered by the CSFB, so as to ensure that handover from the LTE network is properly performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaobo Wu, Ye Zou
  • Patent number: 10218785
    Abstract: Opportunistic synchronization block transmission for millimeter (mm) wave (mmW) new radio (NR) shared spectrum (NR-SS) is disclosed. In the shared spectrum operations, additional opportunities for synchronization signaling are provided by piggy backing a single shot, opportunistic synchronization (sync) block onto the directional beam used for transmitting a data burst to a served user equipment. Instead of transmitting a whole sync slot, which includes sync blocks for each directional beam available at the participating mmW base station, the existing directional beam of the data burst is leveraged for transmitting the opportunistic sync block for that direction. The opportunistic sync block provides initial acquisition UEs with opportunity to obtain network access information, including timing and random access opportunities, for obtaining access to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Tao Luo, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan
  • Patent number: 10212600
    Abstract: A contextual SS7 firewall filter is inserted between a network operator and its roaming partners intra network and inter network SS7 traffic. SS7 firewall filter validates GSM MAP and GSM CAP messages based on specific criteria as provisioned for those message types and either allows them or blocks them from reaching their intended destination based on the validation results. The validation step involves verification of MSU correctness, verification of correctness of SS7 MTP fields for each MSU, and verification of correctness of SS7 SCCP fields for each MSU. SS7 firewall filter blocks GSM messages that fail at least one of the verification steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Syniverse Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Karan Mehra, James F. Evans, Jon Sexson
  • Patent number: 10194415
    Abstract: Venue information is stored, the venue information including a first location portion of the venue and a second location portion of the venue. An actual presence of a location sensing mobile device is identified within the venue, the actual presence identified based on beacon signals received from a beacon associated with the first location portion of the venue. A first drone associated with the first location portion of the venue is selected based on the actual presence. First sensor data is received from the first drone. A virtual presence of the location sensing mobile device is received, the virtual presence being different from the actual presence. A second drone associated with the second location portion of the venue is selected based on the virtual presence. Second sensor data is received from the second drone. The first and second sensor data is transmitted to the location sensing mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Fresh Digital, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas Eugene Robinson
  • Patent number: 10194359
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system for station location based neighbor determination and handover probability estimation. A serving access point determines the location and movement measurements of a station (STA). Neighboring access points report coordinates of cell fringes of the neighboring access points. The STA sends a request for system information to the current access point along with current location of the STA. The current access point provides the system information, and the STA utilizes the system information to determine best handover candidate from among neighboring access points and an estimate of the time for handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Alan G. Carlton
  • Patent number: 10187784
    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: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Zhengfang Chen, Musa Kazim Guven, Hakan Alparslan
  • Patent number: 10182161
    Abstract: A method for modifying a quality of a connection between a terminal and an application server of a network is described. The application server provides a service to the terminal via the connection. The method includes sending, by the terminal, a quality modification request for a desired modification of a quality of the provided service, and determining, by the network, a condition of the connection to be modified based on the quality modification request. The determined condition to be modified is associated with the quality of the provided service. The method includes determining, by the network, a charging price for the determined condition of the connection to be modified, modifying, by the network, a condition of the connection, and charging, by the network, for modifying the condition of the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Alfredo Gonzalez Plaza, Ricardo Barcena, Jose Luis Mariz Rios
  • Patent number: 10163331
    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: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Martin, Stephen Scott Trundle, David Saul Goldfarb, David James Hutz
  • Patent number: 10147154
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for a communication system that can be configured to receive a request for a service from a user device associated with a user, transmit details about a specific service provider for the requested service to the user device, and receive an identification of a service provider from the user device subsequent to the transmitting of the details. The communication system can be configured to provide a first user notification in response to determining that the identified service provider is the specific service provider for the requested service. The communication system can be configured to provide a second user notification in response to determining that the identified service provider is not the specific service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: GT Gettaxi Limited
    Inventors: Ziv Haparnas, Talmon Marco, Igor Magazinik, Sunny Marueli
  • Patent number: 10136469
    Abstract: Provided is a method of generating a Device-to-Device Synchronization Signal (D2DSS) by a terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure. The method includes determining a service attribute for identifying whether the terminal is serviced by at least one base station; and generating a D2DSS for identifying whether the terminal is serviced by the base station, based on the determination result. In addition, provided is a method of configuring D2D synchronization by a terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure. The method includes receiving a signal from at least one base station or another device; determining whether a synchronization signal is detected from the received signal; and when the synchronization signal is detected, configuring synchronization with the another device based on the timing reference of the detected synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangmin Ro, Yongjun Kwak, Jinyoung Oh, Seunghoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10135302
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a shell; a first replaceable hardware component received within the shell; and a second replaceable hardware component received within the shell, the second replaceable hardware component configured to receive a wireless power signal from a remote device and convert the power signal into electrical energy usable by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    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: 10129700
    Abstract: A system for estimating the location of a node in a mesh network and predicting future location of the same. Historical RSSI of nodes in a mesh network may be used to determine relative location amongst other nodes. The system may employ statistical approaches to predict future node locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: WiSilica Inc.
    Inventors: Suresh Kumar Singamsetty, Dennis Ching Chung Kwan