Patents Examined by Erika A Washington
  • Patent number: 10123215
    Abstract: Disclosed is a layout method for a base station, including that a Base Transceiver Station/Base Station (BTS/BS) locates coordinates of a hotspot area range of a User Equipment (UE) and current coordinates of a micro cell, the BTS/BS dynamically schedules the micro cell according to the coordinates of the hotspot area range of the UE and the current coordinates of the micro cell and the BTS/BS dynamically coordinates the micro cell. Also disclosed are a layout system for a base station and a computer storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Linsheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10116456
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method by a terminal in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes transmitting first information including a public land mobile network identifier (PLMN ID) for a sponsored service, to a first server operated by a service provider, receiving, in response to the first information, second information including a token related to the sponsored service from the first server, transmitting third information requesting the sponsored service based on the token to a second server operated by a network operator corresponding to the PLMN ID, and receiving authentication information from the second server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangsoo Jeong, Songyean Cho
  • Patent number: 10110725
    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 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MessageLoud LLC
    Inventor: Garin Toren
  • Patent number: 10097956
    Abstract: A method of determining a distance between devices, including receiving, by a device, a first signal from a target device, the first signal being associated with a first intensity; receiving, from a reference device located at a predetermined distance from the target device, intensity information corresponding to a second intensity associated with a second signal received by the reference device from the target device; and determining a distance between the device and the target device based on the first intensity and the intensity information corresponding to the second intensity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Ho-sik Cho, Jianxun Ji, Zili Chen, Hyun-cheol Park, Won-suck Lee
  • Patent number: 10084906
    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: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Kai Li, Hongru Zhu
  • Patent number: 10085120
    Abstract: The system and method of copy aided geolocation in a cochannel environment. The plurality of emitter signals are detected using a multichannel antenna array, separated into subbands based on frequency ranges using a channelizer, and are further processed using copy weights, property restoral algorithms, and maximum likelihood calculations. The multichannel antenna array may be mounted to a mobile platform and the calculations may assume that the signal of interest is non-Gaussian, but the remainder of emitter signals is combined into another signal that is assumed to be Gaussian. The method and system provides geolocation results that adhere to the Cramer-Rao bound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew C. Bromberg
  • Patent number: 10085237
    Abstract: The invention relates to an information processing device, wireless communication system, and information processing method to establish stable wireless communication with a terminal. The information processing device includes a frequency identifying unit configured to identify a frequency used for wireless communication between another information processing device and an access point on the basis of communication, and a communication control unit configured to use the acquired frequency to establish wireless communication with the other information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Toru Nagara, Masanori Inoue
  • Patent number: 10080169
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods for facilitating identification and/or acquisition of an access point are provided. Methods can include transmitting or receiving access point information (“API”) indicative of an identification of the access point (“AP”). The API can be provided at the AP through hardwiring or receipt of configuration information input by a user or transmitted to the AP by a network operator through Over-The-Air (“OTA”) signaling. The API can be computer-readable and, in some embodiments, the API can also be human-readable. The API can be transmitted on a paging channel from which user equipment (“UE”) can receive information. The frequency at which the API is transmitted can be fixed, dynamic and/or configurable. Upon receipt of the API, acquisition of the AP is attempted if the AP is determined to be a permitted AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Young Cheul Yoon, Manoj Madhukar Deshpande, Jen Mei Chen, Chandrasekhar Therazhandur Sundarraman, Srinivasan Balasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10070290
    Abstract: A system (1) for scheduling background synchronization of application data (2) between a mobile communication device (3) and a cloud storage (4), comprising: —a collecting unit (100) estimating the size of application data (2); —a prediction unit (101) adapted to predict future locations (300) of the mobile communication device (3) at future times (301); —a cost module (102) adapted to calculate a cost of transfer (5) at future times (301) and future locations (300); and —a scheduler (103) adapted to schedule the background synchronization at a future time (311) based on cost of transfer (511).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Fahim Kawsar, Utku Gunay Acer
  • Patent number: 10069978
    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: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Mobility View Inc.
    Inventor: Thom Damstra
  • Patent number: 10064115
    Abstract: A method comprises, responsive to a first base station of a user equipment changing, causing measurement information of one or more cells of one or more second base stations made by said user equipment to be stored; and causing said stored measurement information to be provided to a third base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Tero Henttonen, Claudio Rosa
  • Patent number: 10057718
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to associate geographic locations with user devices. An example apparatus includes a beacon handler to: extract source identifying information from a beacon transmitted from a user device to an audience measurement entity in response to the user device accessing a webpage, and extract media identifying information from the beacon; a location identifier to, in response to detecting that the source identifying information indicates that the beacon was received from a mobile network query a location service of a provider of the mobile network to retrieve a location associated with the user device; and a location mapper to store the location in association with the media identifying information to credit an impression of the media identifying information to the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Steven J. Splaine, Arun Ramaswamy
  • Patent number: 10057819
    Abstract: Method and apparatus in a cellular wireless communication system are provided. A mobile station is handed over from a first network control node to a second network control node. A second network control node transmits a mobile identity indicator embedded in a handover report message to the first network control node after the successful handover. The transmitting is triggered by an occurrence of a handover failure or a radio link failure for the mobile station while the mobile station is connected to the second network control node. The first network control node receives the mobile identity indicator and identifies the mobile station using the mobile identity indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Henrik Olofsson, Peter Legg
  • Patent number: 10057735
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods for performing load balancing and message routing by a device intermediary to a plurality of short message peer to peer (SMPP) clients and a plurality of SMPP servers. The device can receive a request from an SMPP client to establish an SMPP session, replace a first sequence identifier in the request with a second sequence identifier generated by the device, and store a mapping of the second sequence identifier to the first sequence identifier. The device can select an SMPP server to forward the request with the second sequence identifier and receive a response from the SMPP server with the second sequence identifier. The device can identify, from the mapping, the first sequence identifier and the connection to the SMPP client using the second sequence identifier to forward the SMPP response with the first sequence identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudish Kumar Sah, Mukesh Kumar, Rajesh Joshi
  • Patent number: 10051420
    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: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Rick Tipton, Christine Thomas, Mark Austin
  • Patent number: 10039074
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a first apparatus comprising a transmitter, a receiver, a processor, and a UI. The transmitter is configured to command a second apparatus to emit at least one tone. The receiver is configured to receive the at least one tone. The processor is configured to determine at least one of: a signal strength and a direction associated with the at least one tone. The UI is configured to output an indication of a current location of the second apparatus based, at least in part, on the determined signal strength or the determined direction. According to an example, at least one of the request or the at least one tone may be a high-frequency or ultrasonic signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel H. Sargent
  • Patent number: 10034118
    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: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LANTRONIX, INC.
    Inventor: Mariano Goluboff
  • Patent number: 10034190
    Abstract: Enhanced network operation is described in which UE context awareness reports requested in network management. A set of conditions is provided to the UE by a serving base station that triggers the UE to transmit a status report to the serving base station. The set of conditions includes at least one non-cellular UE condition. The UE monitors for the conditions and then, when detected, obtains reporting information for the status report that includes one or both of non-cellular and cellular UE information. The UE transmits the status report with the reporting information to the serving base station which uses the information to make determinations regarding network operations management. The serving base station may manage such network operations by sending updated or modified configuration data to the UE or by sending instructions to other network entities to prepare resources for predicted future UE communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Luis Fernando Brisson Lopes, Gavin Bernard Horn, Osok Song
  • Patent number: 10028308
    Abstract: A mobile communication system, which supports D2D communication that is direct device to device communication, comprises: a user terminal that transmits a discovery signal that is used for discovering a communication partner terminal in the D2D communication, wherein the user terminal transmits the discovery signal when the user terminal accepts start of communication and the user terminal has difficulty to establish a connection with a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Fangwei Tong, Chiharu Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10015627
    Abstract: A system and method of wireless device location mapping comprising measuring a signal strength of a wireless signal generated by the wireless device at a plurality of sensor devices positioned at a plurality of sensor locations; determining a range from each of the plurality of sensor devices to the wireless device based on the measured signal strength; and generating a plurality of ranging spheres, a respective one of the plurality of ranging spheres corresponding a respective one of the plurality of sensor devices and being centered at a respective one of the plurality of sensor locations and having a radius that is proportional to the determined range of the respective one of the plurality of sensor devices to the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Rapid Focus Security, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Mossey, Ellery Crane