Patents Examined by Frank Donado
  • Patent number: 10136272
    Abstract: Methods and systems for registering a phone device on a synthetic communication network are described. One implementation receives a request to connect the phone device to a synthetic communication network that transmits messages over a data network using one or more phone numbers from a voice network. A phone number and a country code associated with the phone device to be used for communications over the synthetic network are obtained. The phone number is normalized to a standard format distinguishing the resulting normalized phone number from international phone numbers using the synthetic network. Before the phone device is registered, an association between the normalized phone number and the phone device is verified by sending a verification message addressed to the phone device that loops back to the phone device. If the phone device confirms the verification as authentic, an authorization allows the phone device to communicate over the synthetic network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: WhatsApp Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Koum, Brian Acton
  • Patent number: 10117109
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for determining placement of telecommunication equipment so as to minimize network cost, maximize network utilization, and meet Service Level Agreements (SLA) for the given network topology and demand requirements. Systems and methods of the present disclosure can be configured to determine minimum number of telecommunication equipment and placement thereof by constructing, based on a given network topology and service requirement, using a heuristic algorithm, an initial population of possible solutions, iterating over the possible solutions to increase optimality of solution based on any or a combination of cost of placement of the one or more telecommunication equipment and number of telecommunication equipment to be placed, and identifying most optimal solution for the placement of the one or more telecommunication equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Tejas Networks, Ltd.
    Inventors: Vinod Kumar Madaiah, Rohith C Aralikatti
  • Patent number: 10104702
    Abstract: A communication apparatus capable of communicating with an external device via a wireless network, comprises: a transmission unit configured to transmit relevant information regarding data to be transmitted to the external device, before connecting to the wireless network; a reception unit configured to receive a response to the relevant information transmitted; a connection unit configured to connect to the wireless network, in a case where the response is received; a data communication unit configured to establish communication and transmit the data, after the connection unit has connected to the wireless network; a conversion unit configured to convert data; and a specification unit configured to specify relevant information regarding data to be converted, wherein in a case of converting the data to be transmitted, the transmission unit transmits relevant information regarding the data to be converted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10104509
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying exceptions, of a person/child behavior through scheduled behavior, using a personal communication device having at least one sensor attached to person/child body which provide location data and motion data. The method includes sampling measurements data for each sensor of the personal communication device, identifying atomic pattern of sampled measurements, the atomic pattern representing basic behavior of the person/child, identify location in which person has spent time using a clustering algorithm, create activity segmentation characterized by location, schedule, caregiver, or content derived from sensors measurements and atomic patterns and analyzing characteristics changes or combination thereof of activities in sequenced/complex activities in comparison to baseline, to identify exception which indicate of at least one of the following: changes at activity level, changes at emotional arousal level, unknown locations or unexpected locations based on schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ANGEL SENSE LTD
    Inventors: Doron Somer, Nery Ben-Azar
  • Patent number: 10070382
    Abstract: A communication control method comprises: a step A of requesting, by an off target base station, an extension target base station that manages a second cell to which a closed mode in which only a user terminal having an access right is accessible is settable to perform the cell extension; and a step B of transmitting, by the extension target base station, a response to the request based on a determination result as to whether or not a user terminal connected to the first cell is connectable to the second cell, to the off target base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kugo Morita
  • Patent number: 10057737
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a system and a method for automatic call synchronization. When a mobile terminal receives a called signal from a calling mobile terminal and determines that an automatic call synchronization function is enabled by itself, the mobile terminal transmits, to a wireless signal transponder, a call synchronization request which carries identification information and call information of the mobile terminal; a mode recognition unit which is connected to the wireless signal transponder performs an authentication on the mobile terminal according to the identification information of the mobile terminal; and transmits a call access request which carries the identification information and the call information of the mobile terminal to the fixed terminal via the wireless signal transponder, after the authentication on the mobile terminal is passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Jiaheng Wang, Feng Bai, Jiuxia Yang
  • Patent number: 10019769
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing location fencing within a controlled environment are disclosed herein. A location fencing server determines a location of a first inmate based on a first beacon device, and determines a location of a second inmate based on a second beacon device. Further, the location fencing server determines a proximity status based on the location of the first inmate and the location of the second inmate. Additionally, the location fencing server determines that the first inmate and the second inmate are in violation of a proximity policy based on the proximity status. In some embodiments, the location fencing server sends a notification to an employee device based on the violation of a proximity policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 10003925
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments are described. In one embodiment, a system is provided that includes a first processor configured to, in response to a first request for a location of a device, determine a first location of the device, and provide the first location as the location of the device. The system includes a second processor with position update logic configured to, in response to a second request for a location of the device, determine whether the device has moved from the first location. When the device has not moved from the first location the second processor is configured to provide the first location. When the device has moved from the first location, the second processor is configured to determine a second location of the device using less power than the first processor in determining the first location and provide the second location as the location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Xing Zhao, Thandapani Venkataramani, Xin Zhang, Zhike Jia
  • Patent number: 9989649
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for power efficient tracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: BI Incorporated
    Inventors: James J. Buck, Jr., Cady Lyn Brooks, Joseph P. Newell
  • Patent number: 9967856
    Abstract: A method of determining a location of a mobile device includes: detecting, at the mobile device, at least one Radio Frequency transmitter; receiving information associated with a number of Radio Frequency transmitters located within a geographical area, the number of Radio Frequency transmitters being a subset of all Radio Frequency transmitters located within the geographical area, the information being decodable to provide global locations and identifiers of the number of Radio Frequency transmitters; comparing an identifier associated with the at least one detected Radio Frequency transmitter with the global locations and identifiers of the number of Radio Frequency transmitters; and determining the location of the mobile device within the geographical area; wherein the information is received in a reduced format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: RX Networks Inc.
    Inventors: Mohamed Youssef, Guylain Roy-Machabee, Ashkan Izadpanah
  • Patent number: 9955460
    Abstract: In one aspect of this disclosure, control information and data are carried in the same subframe in order to reduce control overhead. A method, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a first UE. The first UE determines a data block to be transmitted to a second UE. The first UE determines a first resource in a subframe for carrying the data block and determines a second resource in the subframe for carrying control information associated with transmitting the data block. The first UE transmits the data block and the control information to the second UE in a device-to-device communication channel on the determined first and second resources, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Saurabha Rangrao Tavildar, Shailesh Patil, Kapil Gulati, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Libin Jiang
  • Patent number: 9894503
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing call information is provided. The method includes: receiving reception notification data from a server that indicates call information is received, receiving the call information from the server according to the reception notification data in response to an input of a manager and displaying the call information and an initial process state of the call information on a screen of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG CNS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun Rae Cho, Jeong Pyo Kim, Sung Yong Park, Soon Gi Yoon, Kwan Pyo Lee, Moon Ho Ha, Sung Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9888454
    Abstract: The present specification suggests a method and an apparatus for more efficient mobility management through a hierarchical structure of a micro mobility management entity (MME) and a macro MME in a mobile communication system. Particularly, a second MME establishes a connection with a plurality of small cells included in a single macro cell. The second MME manages a single particular macro cell, and a first MME manages a plurality of macro cells, thereby providing a hierarchical structure. Additionally, the second MME transmits a paging message to a small cell in which a terminal is positioned, among the plurality of small cells included in a single macro cell. The second MME has information on the position of the terminal and can transmit the paging message to a particular small cell in which the terminal is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: JaYeong Kim, Hansung Leem, Dan Keun Sung, Yunjung Yi, Byounghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9882812
    Abstract: A plurality of nodes in a first network mitigate data restrictions on access points which are an interface between the first network and a second network. The access points advertise their access parameters to the second network to the nodes. The nodes maintain a list of the advertised access parameters of each access point. The nodes determine whether to transmit data to the second network according to a first transmission mode or a second transmission mode based on the data to be transmitted and the list of access parameters maintained by that node. In the first transmission mode, the node determines to transmit the data to a first access point having a lowest cost with that node. In the second transmission mode, the node determines to transmit the data to a second access point having fewer access restrictions to the second network than the first access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Elad Gottlib, Dorothy Gellert
  • Patent number: 9883336
    Abstract: A server apparatus includes: a communication unit that communicates with a first communication apparatus and a second communication apparatus; a registration unit that, upon obtaining identification data of a mobile terminal which has been lost from the first communication apparatus, registers the identification data; and an output unit that, upon obtaining position data and the identification data from the second communication apparatus, outputs the position data when the identification data is registered, the position data indicating a position of the second communication apparatus at the time when the second communication apparatus receives the identification data sent from the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: NTT DOCOMO, LLC, ASE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kikuchi, Daisuke Nakagawa, Toshio Nakashima
  • Patent number: 9883413
    Abstract: Network traffic usage information for a set of registered devices is monitored, analyzed, and reported within a cellular service provider portion of a communications network. The network traffic usage information can relate to data traffic, voice traffic, and/or short message service traffic. Reporting the network traffic usage information is customizable such that parameters associated with the network traffic usage can be changed, depending on the parameters that are of current interest to an organization affiliated with the set of registered devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Cynthia Cama, Jeffrey Erman, Wen-Ling Hsu, Yu Jin, Ann E. Skudlark, Lien K. Tran
  • Patent number: 9877196
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a user authentication system detecting a touch input on a lock screen of a mobile device while the lock screen displays a notification of an incoming voice call, determining that the touch input satisfies an end-user-defined authentication key requirement that includes an end-user-defined setting specifying that a direction of a vector of the touch input across the lock screen will not be considered as part of the end-user-defined authentication key requirement, and facilitating, based on the determining that the touch input satisfies the end-user-defined authentication key requirement, a pick-up of the incoming voice call. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Nyshadham Shiva Rama Krishna, Prateek Mehrotra, Vishal Bhasin
  • Patent number: 9866334
    Abstract: Successfully decoded data received from a mobile terminal as well as the transmission format of that data is relayed over the backhaul from a base station receiver that successfully decoded the mobile terminal's transmission to the base stations in the mobile terminal's active set that presumably were unable to decode the mobile terminal's transmission due to inadequate signal-to-noise ratio. A base station that receives this transmission from the relaying base station that did successfully decode and demodulate the mobile terminal's transmission is then able to reconstruct the data and subtract it from the total interference, thereby increasing the signal-to-noise ratio at this base station for its in-cell processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Shirish Nagaraj, Subramanian Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 9860686
    Abstract: At a mobile communications device, a communication is received from a communication source. An indication of an environment type associated with the communication source is obtained, and a check is made as to whether the indication of the environment type associated with the communication source matches a current environment type of the mobile communications device. An initial notification (and optionally a leave-behind notification) of the communication is presented only if the indication of the environment type associated with the communication source matches the current environment type of the mobile communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Donna K. Flynn, Tracey N. Lovejoy, Michael C. Medlock
  • Patent number: 9858088
    Abstract: A terminal device is capable of communicating with a master wireless device. The terminal device includes a control circuit. The control circuit has operating modes including a normal mode for outputting startup information relating to startup of the terminal device, and a registration mode for outputting registration information relating to registration with the master wireless device. One of the operating mode of the control circuit shifts to the registration mode based on timing of plural startups of the terminal device. The terminal device can shift to the registration mode using the same operation and mechanism as operating in the normal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Masaaki Noda