Patents Examined by Farid Seyedvosoghi
  • Patent number: 10356692
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a computing device, information defining a beacon coverage area in which beacon signals transmitted by one or more beacons traverse the beacon coverage area; determining, by the computing device, the beacon coverage area based on the information defining the beacon coverage area; determining, by the computing device, beacon distribution based on the determined beacon coverage area; generating, by the computing device, a report identifying information regarding the beacon distribution; and storing or outputting, by the computing device, the report identifying information regarding the beacon distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Jana H. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10354518
    Abstract: According to certain aspects, the invention allows a person to manage some of the functions of a cell phone without having to actually have the phone in her hands. For example, the invention allows the user to know of the incoming call and further allows the user to send a user-specified message to the caller and/or otherwise manage how the call should be handled through a remote device. In certain embodiments, the invention is comprised of: a decorative watch-like or bracelet-like case; a decorative wrist band; a vibrating incoming call indicator; a partial or full face display; touch screen input capability, accelerometer for wrist flick input capability, and/or side buttons for user inputs; a Bluetooth antenna; a Bluetooth transmitter and receiver; a rechargeable battery; a connector or wireless charging element; a display/general purpose control unit with firmware; and standard Bluetooth link and application software on an associated cellular phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PRUNOLO, INC.
    Inventor: Michael J. Brunolli
  • Patent number: 10348892
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes identifying a mobile phone. The method includes identifying one or more input devices. The one or more input devices are associated with the mobile phone. The method includes collecting behavior information from the input devices. The method includes applying machine learning to the behavior information to yield a schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Charan Acharya Chandrashekar, Santosh Hegde, Mahadev Khapali, Shashank V. Vagarali
  • Patent number: 10334111
    Abstract: A system for providing emergency telephone call solutions for wireless devices using a voice over data network, the system having the voice over data network to recognize an emergency call from one of the wireless devices, to determine whether a cellular network is available to receive the emergency call, and to transmit the emergency call to the cellular network, a gateway for converting the emergency call between a first format for the voice over data network and a second format for a public switched telephone network associated with the cellular network, a mobile virtual network operator to communicate information associated with the emergency call to the cellular network and to the voice over data network, and the voice over data network and the cellular network to route the emergency call and the information associated with the emergency call to an emergency authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TRACFONE WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Theodore Vagelos
  • Patent number: 10334553
    Abstract: A wireless communications network registration method applied to a dual-card dual-pass terminal including a first modem and a second modem. The method includes reading, by the terminal, a card identifier from a subscriber identity card, and if a quantity of subscriber identity cards in the terminal is one and a service provider identifier of the subscriber identity card is a preset identifier, performing, by the terminal, packet switched (PS) registration for the first modem using the card identifier of the subscriber identity card, and performing, by the terminal, circuit switched (CS) registration for the second modem using the card identifier of the subscriber identity card. An embodiment of the present disclosure further provides a terminal. Hence, a problem that a terminal cannot implement concurrency of a data service and a voice call can be resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li Shen
  • Patent number: 10334427
    Abstract: Techniques to manage notifications for state changes of eSIMs of a mobile device are described. Processing circuitry of the mobile device provides a command to the eUICC to delete an eSIM. The eUICC changes the state of the eSIM to a locked state and generates a notification of the forthcoming state change before completion of the transition to the deleted state. The processing circuitry sends the notification to a provisioning server and provides to the eUICC a response indicating successful delivery of the notification, and the eUICC subsequently transitions the eSIM to the deleted state. While the eSIM is in the locked state, applications and files of the eSIM can be unusable. In some embodiments, credentials of the eSIM can be reused to re-authenticate with a wireless network in order to deliver the notification to the provisioning server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Xiangying Yang
  • Patent number: 10326867
    Abstract: An arrangement is described for measuring performance characteristics of a hands free telephone system. There is a measurement system which is coupleable over a telephone audio interface directly to the hands free telephone system for measuring the performance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Haulick, Guido Kolano, Martin Roessler, Hans-Joerg Koepf, Walter Schnug, Markus Buck
  • Patent number: 10317505
    Abstract: A computer system is provided that includes one or more processors configured to receive a stream of data from a plurality of network connected devices configured to measure physical parameters, and store a user profile including user settings for a plurality of notification subscriptions associated with physical parameters measured by the plurality of network connected devices. Each notification subscription includes programming logic for a trigger condition for a candidate notification based on measured physical parameters and an associated component sound for the candidate notification. The one or more processors are further configured to determine that trigger conditions for a plurality of candidate notifications are met based on the received stream of data, and generate a composite sound output including a plurality of component sounds associated with the plurality of notifications rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sipko, Adolfo Hernandez Santisteban, Priya Ganadas, Ishac Bertran, Andrew Frederick Muehlhausen, Aaron Daniel Krauss
  • Patent number: 10299135
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to coexistence of a cellular communications network technology (e.g., Long Term Evolution (LTE)) and another wireless technology (e.g., WiFi) in a shared unlicensed spectrum are disclosed. In particular, the present disclosure provides systems and methods that mitigate or avoid grabbing of an unlicensed, or shared, frequency band utilized by a wireless communications network node by a node of another wireless technology that operates according to a listen-before-talk scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Christopher Richards, Michael Petras, Jung-Fu Cheng
  • Patent number: 10270915
    Abstract: A method for managing operations during a first conference call between a first communication device and a plurality of communication devices, comprising the (1) displaying a calendar to identify a set of attributes of at least one conference call (2) scheduling and initiating a second conference call during the ongoing first conference call (3) displaying a participant status of each participant of the conference call; (4) displaying a conference call status of each ongoing conference calls, and a connection interface whereby a participant may selectively join an ongoing conference call; (5) displaying real time data pertaining to each participant of each conference call; and (6) initiating a chat session between at least two communication devices of the plurality of communication devices during the ongoing first conference call, and displaying a chat participant status on the at least two communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Schmitz, Alexandros Tsepetis
  • Patent number: 10270784
    Abstract: Systems, devices, software, and methods of the present invention enable users and owners/operators, such as employers, vendors, and other administrators to restrict the accessibility and use of applications residing on mobile and portable user devices, when those user devices are near or within a controlled area, such as non-residential and residential properties, and/or access a controlled network, either locally or remotely. The device management system may impose restrictions on one or more user devices that may include, for example, one or more of disabling applications, preventing applications from being enabled, deleting applications, limiting or preventing applications from being downloaded, and/or performing application inventories on the user device. When the user device is no longer in, on, and/or around their facilities and/or networks, the device management system may remove or impose the restrictions on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CRUZEIRO ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Narges, Edward Bishop
  • Patent number: 10262527
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program for performing an at least partially automated commissioning of a lighting device at installation. The apparatus comprises: a wireless interface for communicating over a pre-existing public wireless network, pre-existing at said installation; a positioning module for determining a location of the lighting device; and a local control module. As part of said commissioning, the local control module determines the location of the lighting device using the positioning module, and transmits commissioning information to a register of a lighting management system by transmitting the commissioning information over the pre-existing public wireless network via the wireless interface. The commissioning information comprises an identifier of the apparatus along with the location of the lighting device as determined using the positioning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Christian Benien, Marinus Jan De Putter
  • Patent number: 10264488
    Abstract: A system and a method maintain a medical body area network (MBAN). Devices of the MBAN are communicated with over one or more channels of the MBAN. The one or more channels include a primary channel, and each of the devices is assigned to one of the one or more channels. Further, a duty cycle of each of the one or more channels is continuously monitored. In response to the duty cycle of the primary channel meeting or exceeding a duty cycle limit, a device of the devices is moved to a secondary channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Dong Wang
  • Patent number: 10257688
    Abstract: A device is configured to perform a method of device-to-device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication network in accordance with a Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. The method includes entering an RRC-Idle state or an RRC-Connected state. The method also includes transmitting, in the RRC-Idle state or RRC-Connected state, a D2D discovery signal for receipt by at least one second device in the network. The method further includes receiving, in the RRC-Idle state or RRC-Connected state, at least one D2D discovery signal from the at least one second device in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Sartori, Hossein Bagheri, Vipul Desai, Anthony C. K. Soong, Mazin Ali Al-Shalash
  • Patent number: 10257360
    Abstract: A method to operate with electronic computer hardware to manage operations during simultaneous conference calls, the method comprising: processing each ongoing conference call by iteratively performing at a given time integral the following steps for a given conference call; identifying a set of attributes of the given conference call from a conference call database, the set of attributes comprising: an end time, a set of participants, and a set of participant devices of the given conference call; displaying, in real time, a calendar on the display of each device from the set of participant devices; initiating an auto dial procedure for a subsequent conference call after reviewing the calendar to determine if a subsequent call is scheduled for the given time integral; and terminating the given conference call if the end time of the given conference call is scheduled at the given time integral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Schmitz, Alexandros Tsepetis
  • Patent number: 10251074
    Abstract: A dynamic AP grouping method and a dynamic AP grouping device are provided. It is able to provide services to UE in a UE-centered manner as compared with a traditional mode where the services are provided to the UE in a network-centered manner, thereby to prevent the UE from frequently acquiring a network environment, and provide the data transmission service to the UE at a low speed or in a stationary state through APGs. In addition, during the movement of the UE, it is able to transmit the services to the UE through dynamic refresh of APs in the APGs and coordination of the APs in the APG. It is able to reduce the number of handover operations made by the UE, and perform the handover operation in the APG not through a core network, thereby to reduce signaling load of a core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: China Academy of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventors: Shanzhi Chen, Bo Hu, Fei Qin, Jiamin Liu, Na Liu
  • Patent number: 10251044
    Abstract: A method of transmitting emergency and non-emergency communications between a system backend facility (system) and at least one mobile platform (platform), the method comprising establishing a communication link between the system and the platform, providing a single-action voice calling module of the platform for communicating with the system, providing a message reception module of the platform for receiving a message sent from the system, providing a single-action location information transmission module of the platform for sending location information of the platform to the system, providing a single-action location information extraction module of the system for locating at least one recipient associated with the platform based on a predetermined attribute of the platform, and providing a single-action information dispatch module of the system for sending information to the located at least one recipient associated with the platform via the first protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Anthony Schmitz, Alexandros Tsepetis
  • Patent number: 10248952
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems, methods, and apparatus for allowing an issuer to initiate account provisioning on a mobile device without interacting with an accountholder. The issuer may initiate the process by sending a provisioning information request message to a mobile device with a secure element. The mobile device may recognize the provisioning request message and gather the requisite provisioning information without requiring user input. The provisioning information may include information associated with the secure element of the mobile device. The mobile device may then send a provisioning request message to a provisioning system. The provisioning request message may include the requisite provisioning information to allow the provisioning system to provision the financial account on the secure element of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Glen Leon Powell, John F. Sheets, Igor Karpenko
  • Patent number: 10225797
    Abstract: Systems and methods for passive proximity detection of wireless devices in a cellular communications network are disclosed. In one embodiment, a supporting radio access node in a cellular communications network including one or more coverage radio access nodes in a coverage layer and one or more supporting radio access nodes in a supporting layer is disclosed. In this embodiment, the supporting radio access node detects a ranging signal transmitted by a wireless device while passively listening for a ranging signal. The supporting radio access node receives ranging assistance information from an anchor radio access node of the wireless device in the coverage layer and determines a range estimate for a range between the wireless device and the supporting radio access node based on the ranging signal transmitted by the wireless device and detected by the supporting radio access node and the ranging assistance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Leonard Lightstone, Christopher Richards, Edward Mah
  • Patent number: 10194302
    Abstract: A method of tracking at least one emergency service provider is disclosed. An electronic history is compiled that includes at least one identifier of a service provider, at least one identifier of an event to which the service provider responded, and GPS data identifying the geographic location of the service provider at each time interval within the duration of the event. A user interface within which is displayed a first identifier of a first event is generated to a display device. A selection of the event identifier is received from a user. In response to the selection of the identifier, an aerial view of a geographic region within which the first event took place is generated. At least one icon is displayed in the aerial view representing the service provider at the geographic location corresponding to at least one time interval during the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NORTH EAST KING COUNTY REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY (NORCOM)
    Inventor: Nathan Way