Patents Examined by Fred Casca
  • Patent number: 10264467
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, wirelessly receiving test signals when an unmanned aircraft is at different positions in proximity to a transmission medium where the first group of test signals is transmitted from different locations, determining RF parameters associated with each of the test signals, and generating placement information indicative of a target location for a communication device to be positioned, where the placement information is generated based on the RF parameters. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III, Dorothy Zarsky, Ken Liu, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Pamela A. M. Bogdan, Brandon Pimm, David M. Britz, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, James Gordon Beattie, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10264544
    Abstract: A first communication determines, for a null data packet (NDP) ranging measurement procedure, i) a start time, ii) a time duration of each time slot of a plurality of time slots, and iii) a time interval between adjacent time slots. The first communication device generates one or more packets that include: i) an indication of the start time, ii) an indication of the time duration, and iii) an indication of the time interval, and transmits the one or more packets to multiple second communication devices prior to the NDP ranging measurement procedure. During the NDP ranging measurement procedure, the first communication device transmits a downlink NDP transmission to a group of second communication devices, and receives an uplink multi-user NDP transmission from the group of second communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou, Christian R. Berger, Niranjan Grandhe
  • Patent number: 10251119
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for handling reject in wireless communication. The method includes receiving, at an electronic device, a reject message indicative of a forbidden resource of a service provider network to use by the electronic device for wireless communication, determining a reliability attribute of the reject message, storing the forbidden resource associated with the reliability attribute, and maintaining the stored forbidden resource based on the reliability attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Matti Moisanen, Marko Niemi
  • Patent number: 10244547
    Abstract: A radio communication terminal comprises a data classification part, a data value unit price determination part, a transmission value unit price determination part, a transmission order control part, a resource allocation part and a transmission part. The data classification part acquires transmission data from a data supply source, classifies the transmission data by priority class based on a communication quality request, which is determined by types of the transmission data, and stores the transmission data in a priority buffer in correspondence to the priority class. The data value unit price determination part determines a data value unit price of the transmission data. The transmission value unit price determination part determines a transmission data value unit price based on the data value unit price. The transmission order control part assigns a transmission order to the transmission data having the transmission data value unit price higher than a predetermined transmission threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Nagura, Tsuneo Nakata
  • Patent number: 10237402
    Abstract: According to one or more aspects of the present disclosure, operations may include conducting, by a host device, first communication with a first device over a first network. The operations may further include conducting, by the host device based on the first communication, second communication with the first device over a second network when the first device is disconnected from the first network. The operations may also include obtaining, by the host device, a request for a communication session from a second device while the host device is conducting the second communication with the first device over the second network. In addition, the operations may include sending, by the host device, a request notification to the first device over the second network based on the host device conducting the second communication with the first device. The request notification may notify the first device of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Jasper Cheekong Pan
  • Patent number: 10237417
    Abstract: A device may determine a subscriber identifier associated with a subscriber device. The device may obtain a service indicator based on the subscriber identifier. The service indicator may identify a network service to which a subscriber, associated with the subscriber identifier, is subscribed. The device may obtain a charging data function (CDF) identifier based on the service indicator. The CDF identifier may identify a destination CDF for charging messages associated with the network service. The device may establish a communication session associated with the subscriber device and the network service. The device may transmit one or more charging messages, associated with the communication session, to the destination CDF identified by the CDF identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Nanjundan, Arvind Aggarwal, Earlin George
  • Patent number: 10219144
    Abstract: The disclosed system provides a facility to communicate to an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network an indication of mobility events occurring in a telecommunications access network. A mobile device connects to a first base station (e.g., an “eNodeB”) and registers on an IMS network. A component in the IMS network, such as a telephone application server (TAS), stores the first identifier. In addition, the TAS creates or modifies a call detail record (CDR) to indicate that the mobile phone is connected to the base station. After a handover occurs from the first base station to a second base station, the mobile device transmits to the IMS network a second identifier that uniquely identifies the second base station. The mobile device transmits the identifier of the second base station to the TAS within the IMS network via, e.g. an XCAP PUT or POST request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Muhammad Tawhidur Rahman
  • Patent number: 10218851
    Abstract: Incoming calls are received from audio capable devices. A call processing server receives an incoming call from an audio-capable device to a destination number, and detects availability for an ancillary source device linked to the audio-capable device. A set of data is provided to the ancillary source device. The set of data specifies graphical menu options for functions supported by the call processing server. The ancillary source device provides an indication of a selection of one of the graphical menu options. In response to the indication, a call transfer for the incoming call is implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: 8×8, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Slade
  • Patent number: 10218471
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may support selection of positioning reference signal (PRS) occasions. For example, a UE may identify a first pair of PRS occasions for monitoring a PRS at a first frequency and a second pair of PRS occasions for monitoring a PRS at a second frequency and occurring after the first pair of PRS occasions. The UE may measure a first PRS of the first pair of PRS occasions at the first frequency, and then measure a first PRS of the second pair of PRS occasions at the second frequency. The UE may then measure a second PRS of the first pair of PRS occasions at the first frequency after measuring the first PRS of the second pair of PRS occasions at the second frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Amit Jain
  • Patent number: 10212644
    Abstract: Methods and devices of authentication via user behavior for use in a mobile device. The method may include initiating an authentication via user behavior for an application transaction process and suspending the application transaction process before the authentication is successful; acquiring the latest radio frame from a beacon and determining a distance parameter based on the radio frame after the authentication is initialized; determining whether a specified distance condition is satisfied for the beacon and the mobile device; and in response to a determination that the specified distance condition is satisfied for the beacon and the mobile device, determining that the authentication is successful and resuming the application transaction process that was suspended previously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Sen Wang, Yunjiao Yao
  • Patent number: 10209795
    Abstract: A data transmission method may include receiving identification (ID) information from a data transmission device. The method may also include receiving encoded security information from the data transmission device. The method may include verifying validity of the ID information by decoding the encoded security information. The encoding and decoding of the security information may be performed using a one-time password (OTP) code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: 2GATHER INC.
    Inventor: Sang Jun Park
  • Patent number: 10206195
    Abstract: Determining a location quality based on base station identification is disclosed. The location quality can be based on an error attributed to a location determined based on historical data related to an identified base station. Application of supplemental data to the historical base station data can improve location quality by reducing the error. Supplemental data can comprise Voronoi data, geographic data, historical UE density data, historical UE timing advance data, or combinations thereof. Voronoi data can be associated with an area less than a service area of the base station. Geographic data can indicate areas where UEs are not likely to be located. UE density data can indicate probably UE locations. Timing advance data can indicate annular regions where a UE should be located. As such, the supplemental data can constrain a location determined for a UE and correspondingly can reduce error associated with the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, William Cottrill, Rick Tipton
  • Patent number: 10206102
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that provide user access control within wireless networks such as those having both fixed and portable nodes. In one embodiment, the network comprises a 3G cellular network or Interworking WLAN (iWLAN), and the portable nodes comprise Home Node B (HNB) base stations. The HNB is configured to authenticate new users, and provide network access while still maintaining user privacy. The portable nodes also may operate in a number of different operating modes which provide different functional control over user access. In one variant, an easy-to-use owner-assigned ID based access control mechanism with a reliable unambiguous user ID is utilized. Methods for providing access control across differing network architectures and protocols, such the aforementioned iWLAN, and business methods, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Achim Luft, Maik Bienas, Hyung-Nam Choi, Martin Hans
  • Patent number: 10205825
    Abstract: A system can be operable to receive an automated call from a communications device, determine whether preferences associated with a called party identity), is applicable to the automated call, and determine whether a condition that precludes acceptance of the automated call is present. The determination of whether the condition is present can be based on information received from a sensory device coupled to the user device. In response to the condition being determined to be present, the automated call can be denied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 10200948
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method and device for controlling energy saving and compensation. The method for controlling energy saving and compensation includes that: cell load measurement results of all cells in an energy saving and compensation group are acquired, the energy saving and compensation group including energy saving cells and compensation cells; and according to the cell load measurement results and an energy saving and compensation policy, at least one cell in the energy saving and compensation group are controlled to enter or quit energy saving. By means of the disclosure, energy saving and compensation can be globally controlled, thereby reducing the complexity of determining energy saving and compensation cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liping Chen, Weihong Zhu, Jianmin Fang
  • Patent number: 10194487
    Abstract: Architecture that allows a user to control the way a connection is made to a destination is described. A destination can be tagged with an attribute that defines how the connection to that destination should be routed. For example, a phone address book allows the user not only to enter the usual call recipient information such as name and telephone number, but also to add an attribute in the form of a network identifier associated with a network to be used when connecting to the destination. Where multiple networks are associated with the destination, the phone subsystem, recognizing that the destination now has multiple network IDs for connecting the call, can prompt the user to select the desired network pathway. The user can also tag the destination with a protocol that should be employed. Thus, not only will the phone be connected according to the network, but also the protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Robert Lee Engelhart, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10158996
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods in a communication system are provided. The solution includes communicating with a communication system as authentic and authorized user equipment; storing information on another user equipment and communicating with the communication system to authorize the access of another user equipment to the communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu, Kari Veikko Horneman
  • Patent number: 10149232
    Abstract: A method for joining one of a plurality of NAN clusters by a NAN terminal when the NAN terminal discovers the plurality of the NAN clusters and a NAN terminal therefor are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongcheol Kim, Byungjoo Lee, Giwon Park
  • Patent number: 10136351
    Abstract: An apparatus includes radio transceiver equipment configured to transmit and receive radio signals to and from mobile devices within a coverage area of a Radio Access Network. A Mobile Edge Computing server is integrated with the radio transceiver equipment. The Mobile Edge Computing server is configured to host at least one application instantiating a virtual Rendezvous Point operative to support a bidirectional data link between a predetermined pair of the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: William Carson McCormick, Mehdi Arashmid Akhavain Mohammadi
  • Patent number: 10136255
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting, by a first receiver of the first group of receivers, a first disturbance in one of a first group of electromagnetic waves and detecting, by a second receiver of a second group of receivers, a second disturbance in one of the second group of electromagnetic waves. A processing system can determine a position of a physical object in proximity to the transmission medium according to locations of the first and second receivers with respect to the transmission medium. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Bennett, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Thomas M. Willis, III, Donald J. Barnickel