Patents Examined by Ernest Tacsik
  • Patent number: 10182305
    Abstract: Computer program products, methods, systems, apparatus, and computing entities are provided. In one embodiment, the location of entities (e.g., computing entities and establishments) can be monitored or identified to determine whether they are within a configurable/determinable distance/proximity from each other. Such determinations can be used to automatically provide notifications and/or allow or disallow events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Gillen
  • Patent number: 10154440
    Abstract: A localized method for performing handover of a mobile device at a mobile base station is disclosed, comprising: establishing, at a cellular base station, a relay connection with a second base station for backhaul; receiving a handover request for a mobile device, the handover request including an IP address; receiving, at the cellular base station, a handover confirmation message from the mobile device following handover authorization for the mobile device; sending, from the cellular base station, a request to the mobile device to shut down a cellular radio connection with the cellular base station; and establishing, using the IP address and a non-cellular radio, a data connection with the mobile device on the same IP address, thereby performing a handover of the mobile device for providing continued IP connectivity for the mobile device at the cellular base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Yang Cao
  • Patent number: 10149342
    Abstract: A method for reestablishing and recovering a LTE-based trunking communication system is described. The method includes: monitoring first resource configuration information of a serving cell and second resource configuration information of a neighbor cell, configuring the user terminal according to the first resource configuration information to allow access of the user terminal serving as a trunking listening user, and storing the second resource configuration information; the user terminal establishing an RRC link and a service bearer with the network side; when detecting abnormality of a radio link, the user terminal determining a target cell in the service cell and the neighbor cell, and sending a reestablishment request to the target cell, such that the target cell initiates a reestablishment process to recover a common service or both a common service and a trunking speaking user service, and recover a trunking listening user service according to the second resource configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Bo Li
  • Patent number: 10142888
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling near real time analysis of data for a wireless communication network using dynamic allocation backend processing resources. The method comprises, at each of a plurality of distributed components of a data processing system, receiving data from at least one network element of the cellular communication network, parsing the received data to extract a subset of the received data, and forwarding the extracted subset of data to the dynamic allocation backend processing resources for analytical processing of the extracted subset of data for the wireless communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas James Randell, Peter Kenington, Christopher Drawater
  • Patent number: 10129003
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, a method for receiving interference information, identifying a plurality of interferers, approximating a location of the plurality of interferers, and adjusting an antenna pattern of an antenna. The method can include determining traffic loads and adjusting the antenna pattern according to the traffic loads. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Abdelmonem, Mikhail Galeev, Dariusz Seskiewicz
  • Patent number: 10123170
    Abstract: A device may detect occurrence of an event. The device may receive energy storage information and solar charging information. The energy storage information may be associated with an energy storage component. The solar charging information may be associated with a solar array. The energy storage information and the solar charging information may be received based on the occurrence of the event. The device may set, based on at least one of the energy storage information or the solar charging information, a time value and/or a radio operation state. The device may determine, based on the time value, to determine location information. The device may determine location information. The device may transmit the location information based on the radio operation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Bryant Elliott, Benjamin J. Hamby
  • Patent number: 10122852
    Abstract: System and method for integrated interactive response system and mobile devices are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method for using an interactive response system with a mobile device may include (1) an application executed on a mobile electronic device initiating contact with an interactive response system for a first provider; (2) the application retrieving a plurality of menus for the interactive response system; (3) the application displaying a first menu comprising a first plurality of options for the interactive response system; (4) receiving a first selected option from one of the first plurality of options; and (5) the application providing the interactive response system with the first selected option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventor: Sih Lee
  • Patent number: 10111274
    Abstract: Various solutions to handling of registration rejects with respect to user equipment (UE) in mobile communications are described. A UE may transmit a first request to a first network element of a wireless network. The UE may receive a first reject from the first network element. The UE may bar the first network element in response to receiving the first reject from the first network element. The UE may transmit a second request to a second network element of the same wireless network or a different wireless network in response to receiving the first reject from the first network element. Alternatively, the UE may transmit a second request to the first network element after a period of barring time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Matti Moisanen
  • Patent number: 10097682
    Abstract: Some aspects as disclosed herein are directed to, for example, a system for determining a geographical location of a user, such as via a data input, a network address, and/or a location sensor. A computing device of the system may determine a plurality of prompts for the user based on the determined geographical location of the user and may generate one or more user interfaces configured to display the plurality of prompts. Data input responding to one or more of the plurality of prompts may be received via the one or more user interfaces. It may be determined, based on the data input, whether to approve the user for one or more services. Additionally or alternatively, a computing device may determine a plurality of available services for the user based on the determined geographical location of the user and may generate one or more user interfaces configured to display the plurality of available services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Albert R. Lupcho, III, Christina Jasko, John J. Wilson, Michael D. Lamb, Sara M. Towers
  • Patent number: 10097994
    Abstract: Techniques for resetting authentication for touch-enabled devices are presented. When a user authenticates to a mobile device a touch profile (TP) is recorded. Each subsequent time the user unlocks a locked mobile device via touch, a new TP is noted. The new TP is compared to the recorded TP and if the deviation is within an acceptable tolerance, the user is permitted access to the mobile device without re-authentication. When the new TP is not within the acceptable tolerance of the recorded TP, the user is forced to re-authenticate before access is granted to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NetIQ Corporation
    Inventors: Lloyd Leon Burch, Michael F. Angelo, Baha Masoud
  • Patent number: 10085197
    Abstract: In an example method, a donor base station determines that an air interface, over which the donor base station serves a relay-UE and plurality of second UEs, is threshold highly congested and that a relay base station is serving a threshold high number of first UEs. The relay base station is coupled to a relay-UE that provides wireless connectivity for the relay base station and that is served by the donor base station. Responsive to at least the determining that the air interface is threshold highly congested and that the relay base station is serving a threshold high number of first UEs, the donor base station (i) selects one or more of the plurality of second UEs and (ii) hands over the selected one or more second UEs to another base station other than the donor base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Nagi A. Mansour, Pinal Tailor, Sandeep Mangrulkar, Yun Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 10080133
    Abstract: A system and method for activating a mobile device to initiate a communication directed to a target device is disclosed. The system and method may be implemented via a computing device arranged to send a request for activating the mobile device to initiate a communication, the request comprising a unique identifier of the target device; an unique identifier of the mobile device and contextual information relating to the communication; wherein the mobile device is arranged to receive the request to initiate the machine communication and upon receiving the request, parses and executes the request depending on the nature of the communication channel between the mobile device and target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: EINNOVATIONS HOLDINGS PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Alex D. Ibasco, Eduardo Ramon G. Joson, William Emmanuel S. Yu, Lorenzo Angelo M. Solis, Rodolfo Alberto A. Villarica
  • Patent number: 10075826
    Abstract: A user protection method using a smart phone case includes: installing a screen-lock application driven with electric signals of at least one of a fingerprint recognition sensor and the case of the smart phone and a reporting application running in conjunction with the screen-lock application, and setting a predetermined option; unlocking the smart phone and simultaneously running the reporting application, if a registered fingerprint is recognized in the fingerprint recognition sensor or if the smart phone receives an electric signal; sending a designated server report data created by capturing and recording a field situation through a camera and microphone of the smart phone that work in conjunction with the reporting application; and linking report data to a predetermined website, converting an address of the website and position information of the smart phone into text message formats, and sending the conversion results to a guardian's smart phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: 247KOREA
    Inventor: Hwajung Lee
  • Patent number: 10064116
    Abstract: A method, a system and a device for maintaining user service continuity are provided in an embodiment of the present invention. The method includes prohibiting a UE from accessing a forbidden network before handover is complete when the UE needs to perform network handover if the UE adopts a SIM access technology, thus avoiding service interruption of a SIM user due to access to an incorrect network. A system and a device for maintaining user service continuity are provided in an embodiment of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanmei Yang, Xiaojun Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10033862
    Abstract: A communication endpoint is configured to record content, which may be audio content, video content, and/or other content, and send the recorded content to an endpoint, such as a contact center. In one instance, the communication endpoint initiates content recording upon the detection of an outbound user-initiated request, such as an emergency request, and transmits the recorded content when the communication session has been established. As another example, the communication endpoint may record content in a circular manner such that a latest content corresponding to a predetermined amount of time may be transmitted when the communication session has been established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Yoakum, Paul Roller Michaelis
  • Patent number: 10020902
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) minimization of drive test (MDT) in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) receives a MBMS-MDT timer configuration from a network. A MBMS-MDT timer is newly defined for the MBMS-MDT. The UE starts the MBMS-MDT timer based on the received MBMS-MDT timer configuration when a specific condition, which relates to degradation of quality of MBMS, is met, and while the MBMS-MDT timer is running, the UE performs the MBMS-MDT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Sunghoon Jung, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10009835
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing access control and/or membership verification for dual connectivity in a wireless communication system is provided. A first evolved NodeB (eNB) transmits a closed subscriber group (CSG) membership status of a user equipment (UE) to a second eNB, which is a home eNB (HeNB), and receives at least one of a CSG identifier (ID) or a cell access mode of the second eNB from the second eNB. A mobility management entity (MME) may verify the CSG membership status of the UE and transmit the verified CSG membership status of the UE to the first eNB. And then, the first eNB transmits the verified CSG membership status of the UE to the second eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jian Xu, Daewook Byun
  • Patent number: 10003954
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for managing the mobility of a terminal in a mobile agent according to a method for distributive mobility management, and the method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a step for detecting a change in location information of a terminal according to the movement of the terminal and storing the changed location information in a first storage unit; a step for storing, in a second storage unit, an index of the first storage unit in which the changed location information is stored; and a step for transmitting, to another mobile agent, an index value stored in the second storage unit at a point in time at which a predetermined condition is satisfied, and initializing the second storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Sang-Heon Pack, Han-Eul Ko, Gi-Won Lee, Ki-Suk Kweon, Jung-Shin Park
  • Patent number: 9990644
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using wireless beacons in point of purchase (“POP”) displays to facilitate the delivery of consumer oriented content to mobile devices is disclosed herein. Wireless beacons may be used to broadcast wireless signals from POP displays, where the wireless signals include data packets with unique identifiers for the wireless beacons. A first wireless signal from a first POP display may be received by a mobile device. The mobile device may also receive a second wireless signal from a second POP display at the same retail locatin. The mobile device may provide the first and second unique identifiers to a remote server. The remote server may know the location of one of the POP displays and assess the retail location of the other POP display based on the receiving both unique identifiers from the same retail location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Shelfbucks, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Walden
  • Patent number: 9986103
    Abstract: In a method for providing a service requiring data connectivity between at least two user terminals (100, 500), a first PCRF (400) determines (s20) that there is no available data quota associated with a first user terminal (500) for the data connectivity required for the service to be provided. The first PCRF (400) notifies (s30) an AF (300) about the determination, which in turns notifies (s40) an application service provider (200). The application service provider (200) requests (s50) a second user terminal (100) to sponsor the data connectivity of the first user terminal (500) so as to permit the data connectivity required for the service to be provided. The invention also relates to network nodes for participating in providing such services, and to user terminals and computer programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Fabian Castro Castro