Patents Examined by Frank E Donado
  • Patent number: 11032678
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing multimedia status updates are described. One implementation includes a server receiving multimedia data from a transmitting mobile device along with an identifier associated with the transmitting mobile device. The server stores the multimedia data and identifies other mobile devices that have indicated an interest in monitoring the transmitting mobile device. The server also sends notifications including the location of the multimedia data on the server to the other mobile devices. The server sends the multimedia data to a receiving mobile device in response to receiving a request to access the multimedia data from the receiving mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: WhatsApp LLC
    Inventors: Jan Koum, Brian Acton
  • Patent number: 11023987
    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: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 11026145
    Abstract: A method and a device for adaptive channel access are disclosed. In an embodiment includes adaptively adjusting, by a small base station (SBS), access parameters for small cells to ensure quality of service (QoS) to cellular users while minimizing collision probability for WiFi users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Amine Maaref
  • Patent number: 11026166
    Abstract: A computer device may include a memory storing instructions and processor configured to execute the instructions to receive a session request from an application function (AF) device for a user equipment (UE) device and select a network slice based on the AF device. The computer device may be further configured to send a slice selection trigger to an Access and Mobility Function device for the UE device in response to selecting the network slice, wherein the slice selection trigger includes an instruction to UE device to request the selected network slice; receive a notification from a User Plane Function device associated with the selected slice, wherein the notification identifies a Packet Data Unit session between the UPF device and the UE device; and instruct the AF device to start a session with the UE device via the identified PDU session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Suzann Hua
  • Patent number: 11012819
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling updating of information stored on a device, the information including information of a first type and information of a second type. The techniques include determining, using at least one processor, when a first item of information of the first type and a second item of information of the second type are to be updated, wherein the second item of information is to be updated more frequently than the first item of information; and causing the device to update the first and second items of information in accordance with the determination at least in part by wirelessly communicating with at least one other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Tsuda, Takashi Usui, Naoki Ide
  • Patent number: 10993098
    Abstract: A method of operating a terminal device in a wireless telecommunications network is described. The method comprised; receiving a system information block containing a list of a plurality of different values of a parameter used in the wireless telecommunication network; determining one or more parameter values in the list which is supported within the terminal device; and receiving a system information block associated with the one or more supported parameter values from one or more other system information blocks associated with non-supported parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10986570
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a local mobile country code (MCC) for a wireless communication device, accessing a home MCC list for the wireless communication device, and determining whether the local MCC for the wireless communication device matches any home MCC comprised in the home MCC list for the wireless communication device. In various embodiments, an operating parameter of the wireless communication device may be modified responsive to a determination that the local MCC for the wireless communication device does not match any home MCC comprised in the home MCC list for the wireless communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sreejith Menon, Mario Manuel Jardon, William Harry Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10986511
    Abstract: A base station includes a processing unit, a plurality of radio frequency units, a plurality of antenna units, a control unit and an adjustment unit. The processing unit generates a baseband signal and provides a control strategy. The radio frequency units receive the baseband signal to generate a plurality of radio frequency signals. The antenna units transmit a plurality of output signals. The control unit receives the control strategy and generates a plurality of control signals according to the control strategy. The adjustment unit receives the radio frequency signals and the control signals, switches the connection of RF paths with high-gain or low-gain between the radio frequency units and the antenna units and adjusts gains of the radio frequency signals according to the control signals, so as to generate the output signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hsien-Wen Chang, Shih-Hao Fang, Jen-Yuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 10979852
    Abstract: Embodiments are described herein to identify matching users that share an affinity for particular subjects with a searching user. The embodiments may allow searching users to find and connect with matching users based on parameters, such as physical and/or virtual proximity of the users, one or more shared affinity subjects and/or privacy preferences associated with the users. The embodiments may provide notifications throughout the matching and connecting process and may allow connected users to manually and/or automatically share information with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Marc Chelnik
  • Patent number: 10979854
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving a radio map of an indoor venue using survey data collected by a survey device positioned throughout the venue, the radio map including a boundary; obtaining harvest data that correspond to locations that are outside of the boundary; filtering the harvest data; and extending the radio map using the survey data and the filtered harvest data, wherein the extended radio map is defined at least in part by an extension of the boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Kong, Robert Mayor, Chun-Yuan Yang, Darin Tay
  • Patent number: 10979916
    Abstract: A mobile communications network comprising a plurality of nodes, each node being disposed on a vehicle, wherein the plurality of nodes are configured to be connected to any one or more of a plurality of mobile devices, and the mobile communications network further comprising a planning and control module configured to: receive or obtain first location data representative of a first location of at least one of the plurality of mobile devices and receive, periodically or otherwise, respective updated location data representative of the current location of the respective mobile devices; receive, periodically or otherwise, second data from each of the nodes, the second data being representative of the respective coverage capability of the nodes; receive data representative of a coverage requirement associated with a specified one or more of the mobile devices; and generate, using the updated location data and the second data, an output to cause the coverage capability of one or more of the nodes to be adjusted
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Robert John Salter, Mark Timothy Bryant, Nicolle Louise Drury
  • Patent number: 10972871
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling updating of information stored on a device, the information including information of a first type and information of a second type. The techniques include determining, using at least one processor, when a first item of information of the first type and a second item of information of the second type are to be updated, wherein the second item of information is to be updated more frequently than the first item of information; and causing the device to update the first and second items of information in accordance with the determination at least in part by wirelessly communicating with at least one other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Tsuda, Takashi Usui, Naoki Ide
  • Patent number: 10952111
    Abstract: A first terminal device, for use in a wireless telecommunications system, including: a receiver; a transmitter: a storage medium operable to store mapping information identifying sets of predetermined radio resources and a predetermined geographical region associated with each respective set of predetermined radio resources; and a controller operable to: receive a geographical location, the geographical location of the terminal device being determined by a location unit; determine the predetermined geographical region of the received mapping information within which the determined geographical location is located; determine the set of predetermined radio resources associated with the determined geographical region using the received mapping information; control the receiver to receive signals from a second terminal device using the determined set of predetermined radio resources; and control the transmitter to transmit signals to the second terminal device using the determined set of predetermined radio resou
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jussi Tapani Kahtava, Hideji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10917787
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods to protect a regional network (e.g., home network) by monitoring devices connected to and attempting to connect to the regional network. Monitoring includes assessing and addressing security concerns regarding devices attempting to or available to connect to the regional network as well as monitoring configurations and activity of connected devices. Devices to monitor include: computers, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), laptops, tablets, home appliances, smartphones, smart televisions, and any other type of device in the logical proximity of the regional network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: MCAFEE, LLC
    Inventors: Bikram Kumar Gupta, Simon Hunt, Vinay Anand
  • Patent number: 10904853
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for estimation of a count of mobile devices include receiving one or more probe data points including a location and a session identifier, constructing a trajectory including the one or more probe data points having a same session identifier, constructing a trajectory including the one or more probe data points having a same session identifier and generated by one mobile device of the plurality of the mobile devices, dividing the trajectory area by an area of the observation area, and estimating the count of mobile devices in the observation area from at least the normalized trajectory area. A path of the trajectory is based on the location of the one or more probe data points expanding the path of the trajectory by a radius where a result of the expanding is a trajectory area. A result of the dividing is a first normalized trajectory area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Xiang Liu, Friedrich Hartmann, Christian Stade-Schuldt, Philo Pöllmann, Mohamed Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10884098
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a radio map construction method uses a genetic algorithm and comprises the steps of: (a) generating a plurality of chromosomes, each including a set of pairs consisting of a fingerprint labeled with an address and a position selected within a region s of the address; (b) generating a temporary radio map by using the pairs of the chromosomes; (c) arranging collected fingerprint sequences by using the temporary radio map; and (d) evaluating the placement of the fingerprint sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventor: Dongsoo Han
  • Patent number: 10834247
    Abstract: A mobile terminal with unlock function is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Minsheng Wang, Xiaojun Liu
  • Patent number: 10805805
    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: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Chen Sun
  • Patent number: 10805764
    Abstract: A device can receive location data associated with an object. The device can determine a bounding area that encompasses a geographic area and determine a partitioning of the bounding area into a plurality of cells. The device can classify a cell of the plurality of cells as a first type that is entirely within the geographic area or a second type that is partially within the geographic area. The device can determine a rounded value of a latitude and a longitude included in the location data to identify a proximate location. The device can determine whether the proximate location matches a reference location associated with a vertex of the cell and identify the location as within the cell. The device, based on identifying the location as within the cell, can selectively determine whether the location of the object is within the geographic area and perform one or more actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley James Kirwan
  • Patent number: 10794986
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving a radio map of an indoor venue using survey data collected by a survey device positioned throughout the venue, the radio map including a boundary; receiving harvest data from a mobile device, wherein at least some of the harvest data are obtained by the mobile device while the mobile device is positioned at locations that are outside of the boundary; determining, based on the harvest data, a trajectory of the mobile device, wherein at least some of the trajectory resides outside of the boundary; identifying one or more locations on or proximate to the trajectory; and extending the radio map using the survey data and the one or more identified locations, wherein the extended radio map is defined at least in part by an extension of the boundary to encompass the one or more identified locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jahshan Bhatti, David Benjamin Millman, Brian Stephen Smith, Jasvinder Singh