Patents Examined by Frank E Donado
  • Patent number: 10349282
    Abstract: A spectrum management system includes circuitry that determines available spectrum for a secondary communication system. The available spectrum is determined based on a disturbance tolerance of a primary communication system that is managed by the spectrum management system and a disturbance tolerance of another primary communication system that is managed by another spectrum management system. The circuitry then causes the setting of a spectrum for the secondary communication system based on the available spectrum and whether or not a spectrum request is received from the secondary communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chen Sun
  • Patent number: 10313889
    Abstract: A method of sharing radio resources for licensed assisted access (LAA) in unlicensed spectrum and related devices using the same are provided. In one of the exemplary embodiments, the disclosure is directed to a method used by a user equipment for sharing radio resources for LAA in an unlicensed spectrum. The method would include not limited to transmitting or receiving, through a LTE protocol, a first data in a licensed spectrum; transmitting or receiving, through the LTE protocol, a first control signal in the licensed spectrum for receiving a second data in an unlicensed spectrum; transmitting or receiving, through a LTE-unlicensed (LTE-U) protocol, the second data in the unlicensed spectrum within a first time window without transmitting a random access (RA) request; and stopping transmitting, through a Wi-Fi protocol, any RA request as long as the first time window has not expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Hung-Yu Wei
  • Patent number: 10306540
    Abstract: A method for processing a first node to configure a neighbor network in a wireless communication system including the first node and one or more second nodes neighboring the first node. The method includes generating discovery information; and broadcasting the generated discovery information to one or more of the second nodes. The discovery information includes information of the first node, an indicator indicating whether to receive the discovery information and accept the relay of the received discovery information to other nodes, and a hop limit indicating the number of available relays of the discovery information. A value of the indicator is set through an input of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Jeong Kang, Rakesh Taori
  • Patent number: 10292014
    Abstract: A device for determining path comprises: a memory (4) for receiving signalling data associating mobile-communication-device identifiers, time markers and signalling identifiers, at least some of the signalling identifiers designating a location cell; a classifier (6) capable, for a given mobile-communication-device identifier, of marking the signalling data that are associated therewith with a movement marker indicating a state chosen from a list comprising at least one movement and one short stop; an analyzer (8) capable of processing the marked signalling data depending on the movement markers in order to produce path data associating, on the one hand, a given mobile-communication-device identifier and, on the other hand, a series of movement markers, each of which is associated with a location cell and with a time marker, so that two movement markers, the time markers of which indicate that they are successive, designate separate states, by applying at least one processing rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: INTERSEC
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Coic, Miguel Nunez Del Prado Cortez, Sébastien Thouement
  • Patent number: 10274577
    Abstract: A medical apparatus system is provided, the medical apparatus system comprising: at least one medical apparatus (2), at least one mobile control unit (3), for a medical apparatus (2), having a WLAN transmitting module (4) and a further radio transmitting module (5), at least one WLAN access point (6) having at least one antenna, at least one further radio reading module (7), and control device (8) connected to the at least one WLAN access point (7) and the at least one further radio reading module (7) in order to locate the medical apparatus and/or the mobile control unit in a process reliable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TRUMPF MEDIZIN SYSTEME GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Rudolf Marka, Serhan Özhan, Gel Han
  • Patent number: 10264395
    Abstract: A method for alerting the authorities that a person with a gun has entered a safe zone includes the steps of: (a) downloading to an app-enabled, and GPS-enabled, smartphone the coordinates of one or more safe zones in which the unauthorized presence of guns is prohibited; (b) when said smartphone enters a safe zone, sensing the presence of any gun that is in the vicinity of said smartphone; and (c) if the presence of a gun is sensed in the vicinity of said smartphone, transmitting an alert message by means of said smartphone to a central office for the attention of security forces. Apparatus for carrying out this method includes a transponder tag attached to a gun and an app-enabled, and GPS-enabled, smartphone capable of determining when the smartphone is within a safe zone and capable of sensing the presence of the transponder tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Karl F. Milde, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10257641
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method whereby the communication traffic between a wireless communication apparatus such as a smartphone and another device such as a map information providing server and/or server managed by mobile virtual network operator MVNO. According to a first aspect, the communication traffic can be reduced by dividing items of geographical information that are sent to the smartphone are divided into static information and dynamic information and the two types of information are separately processed in that the map data is updated less often than information such as traffic congestion, weather information or the congestion level of a base station. According to a second aspect, congestion information is derived by averaging over time the number of vehicles which pass through a certain point. According to a third aspect, the updating interval, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Tsuda, Takashi Usui, Naoki Ide
  • Patent number: 10237845
    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: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: RX NETWORKS INC.
    Inventors: Mohamed Youssef, Guylain Roy-Machabee, Ashkan Izadpanah
  • Patent number: 10225317
    Abstract: An asynchronous application data access system and method are provided. In one implementation, the system and method may be used to provide data connectivity to geographic areas with limited bandwidth or connectivity so that those geographic areas will have access to a range of modern applications that use digital data including for example an email application, such as Gmail, a social networking application, such as Facebook, and LinkedIn and various other applications. In some implementations, an SMS network may be used as one of the variety of transport mechanisms of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: BE-BOUND INC.
    Inventors: Axel Starck, Olivier Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10218832
    Abstract: A mobile terminal unlock method for security protection is provided. The method includes: obtaining a trigger signal for unlock, and generating a first password according to the trigger signal; generating a corresponding unlock signal according to a preset correspondence between the unlock signal and the first password and with reference to the first password, and sending the corresponding unlock signal; obtaining an unlock password that is obtained by means of parsing by a user according to the unlock signal; matching the unlock password with the first password; determining whether the unlock password is consistent with the first password; and if a determining result is yes, unlocking a password lock; or if a determining result is no, obtaining a trigger signal for unlock again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU ZHIJING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xiaojun Liu, Minsheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10212706
    Abstract: Shared spectrum access is disclosed in which multiple tiers of users are allowed to access a set of shared spectrum resources. Second tier users, which receive priority access from the first spectrum tier, transmit reserving signals over the available shared channels during clear channel assessment (CCA) periods associated with the shared channels. Third tier users, which access the shared spectrum at a lower priority than the second tier users, attempt to synchronize timing with second tier users when second tier user presence is detected. Third tier users will be blocked from transmission on the shared channels when the third tier users detect the reserving signals. Second tier users, thus, transmit on the shared channels with a lower likelihood of interference from third tier users, and third tier users will be able to transmit on any of the shared channels when the third tier user detects a clear CCA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Durga Prasad Malladi, Dean Robert Brenner, John Walter Kuzin, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10212584
    Abstract: In a network registration system including a communicator to be registered on a network and a register registering the communicator on the network, either of the communicator and the register includes a check information generator generating a check information signal according to check information for prompting the user to check that the communicator is treated as an object to be registered in the network registration system; and a check information output section outputting the check information signal in a form sensible to the user. The other of the communicator and the register includes an evaluation criterion supplier supplying evaluation criterion information allowing the user to evaluate the suitability of the check information emitted from the check information output section. Thus, the network registration system can prevent an incorrect registration while easily registering the communicator to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taketsugu Yao, Masanori Nozaki, Yuzuru Igarashi, Yoshihisa Nakano, Kiyoshi Fukui
  • Patent number: 10212587
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for authenticating a user based on the geo-location history of a geo-location-enabled wireless device (e.g., a GPS-enabled wireless telecommunications terminal, a smart card, an RFID tag, etc.). In a first illustrative embodiment, a user of a geo-location-enabled wireless telecommunications terminal (e.g., a GPS-enabled cell phone, a GPS-enabled notebook computer, etc.) who attempts to access a restricted resource is challenged with one or more questions that are generated from the terminal's geo-location history. In a second illustrative embodiment, a user of a data-processing system who attempts to access a restricted resource is asked to provide a username Z. The user is then challenged with one or more questions that are generated from the geo-location history of a wireless device that is associated with username Z (e.g., a cell phone that belongs to the user whose username is Z, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Louis Bentley, George William Erhart, Lawrence O'Gorman, Michael J. Sammon, David Joseph Skiba
  • Patent number: 10206057
    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: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Donna K. Flynn, Tracey N. Lovejoy, Michael C. Medlock
  • Patent number: 10200831
    Abstract: An IP short message gateway (IP-SM-GW) utilizes multiple addresses for delivering short messages between an IP network and a cellular network. The IP short message gateway can have multiple SCCP addresses that correspond to categories of origin/destination IP addresses of short messages. In response to a request to deliver a short message between an IP network and a cellular network, the IP short message gateway identifies an IP address associated with the origin/destination of the short message. The IP short message gateway then identifies at least one of its multiple SCCP addresses based on the identified IP address. The IP short message gateway can generate a response message that includes the identified SCCP address. The identified SCCP address in the response message will be available to SMSC or IMS. SMSC or IMS can implement differentiated handling of short messages based on SCCP addresses received from the IP short message gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianchong Yang, Dajin Hu
  • Patent number: 10200873
    Abstract: A method for managing spectrum sharing in a wireless communication network includes identifying a set of users in the wireless communication network which shares a spectrum of communication, classifying the set of users into multiple subsets of users, and scheduling, within a given time slot, one subset of users among the multiple subsets of users to transmit and receive data at the same time so that the scheduled subset of users shares the spectrum of communication. The users in a subset are selected by comparing the desired channel strength with the sum of strengths of the strongest interference from that user and the strongest interference to that user, all values in dB scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cornell University
    Inventors: Amir Salman Avestimehr, Navid Naderializadeh
  • Patent number: 10194329
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a site position priority order determination device and associated method with which it is possible to create a high-reliability site position priority order list in a shorter time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akio Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10149117
    Abstract: A method is disclosed including determining at least one floor detection parameter based on a floor characteristic of a building; using the floor detection parameter in a floor detection process or providing the floor detection parameter for use in a floor detection process. Furthermore, a method is disclosed, including receiving at least one floor detection parameter determined based on a floor characteristic of a building, and using the at least one floor detection parameter in a floor detection process. According apparatuses, computer programs and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Muhammad Irshan Khan, Pavel Ivanov, Jari Tapani Syrjärinne
  • Patent number: 10142452
    Abstract: A mobile terminal unlock method is provided. The method includes: obtaining a trigger signal for unlock, and generating a first password according to the trigger signal; generating a corresponding unlock signal according to a preset correspondence between the unlock signal and the first password and with reference to the first password, and sending the corresponding unlock signal; obtaining an unlock password that is obtained by means of parsing by a user according to the unlock signal; matching the unlock password with the first password; determining whether the unlock password is consistent with the first password; and if a determining result is yes, unlocking a password lock; or if a determining result is no, obtaining a trigger signal for unlock again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU ZHIJING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xiaojun Liu, Minsheng Wang