Patents Examined by George Eng
  • Patent number: 10356561
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for tracking a person in a group of people. An example method includes establishing an ad-hoc network between mobile devices for each of the people in the group. A distance from a mobile device for a person in the group is determined to a mobile device for a group leader, based at least in part, on a number of hops between the mobile device for the person and mobile devices for other people in the group to reach the mobile device for the group leader. A direction to the mobile device for the group leader is determined, based at least in part, on the number of hops to reach the mobile device for the group leader by a number of paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Catalin Moraru, Silviu Petria
  • Patent number: 10356709
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments described herein include systems, methods, and nodes for selecting a donor for a relay wireless device using feedback. Signals may be scanned for at a relay wireless device to determine potential donor access nodes. The relay wireless device may communicate with the potential donor access nodes such that a power head room report is generated for each potential donor access node. A donor access node may be selected from among the potential donor access nodes based on the generated power head room reports. Backhaul data may be communicated between the relay wireless device with the selected donor access node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Nitesh Manchanda, Vanil Parihar, Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 10356134
    Abstract: A method of downloading a resource in a mobile environment includes detecting an attempt to access at least one server from a mobile terminal, executing a thread for each server to which the attempt to access is made, based on a multi-thread, downloading a resource of the at least one server through the corresponding thread, the resource being compressed based on a file unit, and unpacking the compressed resource, in which the threads are executed in parallel in the order of servers to which the attempt to access is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NHN Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoung Ryeol Jang, KiHuen Lee, Dong Soo Lee, Tae Gyeong Kim, WooJin Cho
  • Patent number: 10349268
    Abstract: A method and system for preparing a portable communication device for onboarding to a service network. The system includes a provisioning server, a device management server, and a factory computer. The factory computer is configured to call the provisioning server with a message that includes at least one unique identifier of the portable communication device and a certificate signing request. The provisioning server is configured to store the at least one unique identifier, register, using the at least one unique identifier, the portable communication device with the device management server, and transmit, in response to the message from the factory computer, a signed certificate and an endpoint address to the factory computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Sebastian Serrano, Derick J. Clack
  • Patent number: 10341856
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system and a method for securing the privacy of cellular network subscribers and the security of data stored on the said subscribers' User Cellular Devices (UCDs). The system comprises a Controlled Cellular Network (CCN), interfacing a cellular Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN), hosting a plurality of cellular subscribers. The said CCN system provides said security services to “serviced subscribers” of the hosting PLMN. The CCN encapsulates communication between UCDs of serviced subscribers and the hosting PLMN, including at least part of: control, signaling, SMS and data communications. The CCN is configured to identify security threats to the privacy of serviced subscribers and to the data stored on their UCDs, and determine said threats' category and probability, based on analysis of said encapsulated communication. CCN is configured to respond to said threats in real or near-real time, and take active measures to avert said suspected threats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: FIRSTPOINT MOBILE GUARD LTD.
    Inventors: Adam Weinberg, Dror Fixler, Achiel Krauz
  • Patent number: 10334118
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a video multimedia ringtone include setting, by a processor, a silent video separated from a multimedia file, as a media file that is a video file of a ringtone, setting, by the processor, a selected sound source as a bell file that is a sound file of the ringtone, and simultaneously playing back, by the processor, the media file and the bell file that are set as the ringtone, in response to an incoming call signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Camp Mobile Corporation
    Inventors: Seung Phill Lim, Jung Guk Kim
  • Patent number: 10321325
    Abstract: Disclosed are an inter-network shared frequency spectrum optimization system and method. In the optimization method, a frequency spectrum resource allocated to a first network in a shared frequency spectrum pool comprises a frequency spectrum resource occupied by an OPEN mode base station in a first cell cluster, and a frequency spectrum resource allocated to a second network in the shared frequency spectrum pool comprises a frequency spectrum resource occupied by an OPEN mode base station in a second cell cluster, wherein the frequency spectrum resource occupied by each OPEN mode base station in the first cell cluster and the frequency spectrum resource occupied by each OPEN mode base station in the second cell cluster have the same size. The present invention improves the frequency spectrum efficiency and the base station service quality are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI RESEARCH CENTER FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
    Inventors: Xubo Gu, Jiang Wang, Jing Xu, Yong Teng, Kari Horneman
  • Patent number: 10321324
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a network resource allocation method and apparatus, and a base station, pertaining to the wireless communications field. The method includes: receiving, by an evolved NodeB (eNB), a channel quality indicator (CQI) sent by a terminal; obtaining, by the eNB, a first modulation and coding scheme (MCS) of the terminal according to the CQI; allocating, by the eNB according to an amount of to-be-transmitted data and the first MCS, to the terminal a first resource block (RB) set required for transmitting the to-be-transmitted data; and adjusting, by the eNB, the first RB set according to a service type of the to-be-transmitted data and the first MCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huijuan Feng, Xin Feng
  • Patent number: 10306584
    Abstract: User Equipment (UE), computer readable medium, and method to determine a mobility of the UE are disclosed. The UE may include circuitry configured to determine a plurality of signals from a serving cell. The each signal of the plurality of signals may be one or more of: a reference signal receive power (RSRP), a reference signal receive quality (RSRQ), a received signal strength indicator (RSSI), a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), a signal-to-interference-ratio (SIR), a signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR), and a CQI. The circuitry may be configured to determine a measure for each of a window size of the plurality of signals. Each measure may be a variance of the plurality of signals, a standard deviation of the plurality of signals, a percent confidence interval (CI) of a mean of the measure, and a linear combination of measures. The circuitry may determine whether the UE is stationary based on one or more measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Candy Yiu, Ana Lucia Pinheiro, Marta Martinez Tarradell
  • Patent number: 10306058
    Abstract: A method of processing call setup signalling at a telecommunications switch. The telecommunications switch receives call setup signalling, comprising at least a caller ID. The telecommunications switch is connected via a plurality of trunks which connect the telecommunications switch to two or more other telecommunications switches capable of transmitting call setup signalling to the telecommunications switch. The telecommunications switch detects at least one of the plurality of trunks via which the call setup signalling has arrived at said telecommunications switch. The telecommunications switch determines a call handling option to be applied to the incoming call setup signalling based at least in part on the detecting and the caller ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Metaswitch Networks Ltd.
    Inventor: Duncan Archer
  • Patent number: 10306456
    Abstract: Processing of preferred roaming lists is disclosed. Usage data about wireless communication networks as utilized by a plurality of mobile apparatuses each associated with a set of subscriber identity modules performing subscriber identification and authentication in the wireless communication networks is gathered. Subscriber identity module-specific preferred roaming lists are updated on the basis of the usage data. The updated preferred roaming lists are distributed for use by the sets of the subscriber identity modules in the plurality of the mobile apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: UROS TECHNOLOGY S.À R.L.
    Inventors: Marko Säkkinen, Jukka Paakkunainen
  • Patent number: 10306418
    Abstract: A location of a target associated with a first system is determined at the first system at a first time. A signal is constructed at the first system where the data of the signal includes an identifier indicative of a collision avoidance nature of the signal. The signal is broadcast from the first system. the broadcasting causes a second system to receive the signal; compute a likelihood of a collision between the first system and the second system using the location from the signal, a velocity of the first system, a location of the second system at the first time, and a velocity of the second system at the first time; and send a notification from the second system about the likelihood of collision when the likelihood of collision exceeding a threshold likelihood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, Paul Alexander Raphael Frank, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen
  • Patent number: 10306405
    Abstract: Determining the geographic location of a portable electronic device (100) in a radio communications network, by transmitting radio signals from a plurality of first network transmitters (200, 300, 400); receiving, in the network, a measurement signal from the portable electronic device, which measurement signal comprises, for each transmitted radio signal, a plurality of data samples obtained in the electronic device from the respective transmitted signal at different time points during a measurement period with movement of the portable electronic device (100), and local position data associated to each data sample obtained from a local positioning unit in the electronic device, so as to form a synthetic antenna array; obtaining, a direction measurement between the electronic device and the first network transmitter from the synthetic antenna array; obtaining geographic location data for the first network transmitter; and identifying geographic location data of the portable electronic device based on the dire
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Magnus Persson, Anders Berggren, Lars Nord, Peter C. Karlsson
  • Patent number: 10298731
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to detect a selection of an image from a graphical user interface, identify an entry in a contact book responsive to the detected selection of the image, and retrieve one or more communication identifiers associated with the party from the entry of the contact book for initiating a communication session. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anup D. Karnalkar, R. Tyler Wallis, William Stanley Robbins, Susan Steele, Larry B. Pearson
  • Patent number: 10299085
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method which includes: receiving a message, where the message carries a parameter indicating a validity period of a short message sent to a user or indication information indicating whether a record needs to be added to MWD of a user when a short message cannot be transmitted or fails to be transmitted; determining that the short message cannot be transmitted or the short message fails to be transmitted, and a value of the parameter is 0 or the indication information indicates that the record does not need to be added to the MWD of the user when the short message cannot be transmitted or fails to be transmitted; and skipping adding the record to the MWD of the user, where the record includes an identifier of a service center for short message service serving the user. According to the method, additional signaling interaction is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shufeng Shi, Wanqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10292084
    Abstract: A success rate of handover is improved. A communication system includes a base station and a mobile management device. The mobile management device includes first reception means for receiving speed information on a mobile terminal based on measurement information by MDT (Minimization of Driving Test), and first transmission means for transmitting a message including the speed information to the base station. The base station includes second reception means for receiving a message including the speed information and control means for performing handover control based on the speed information which is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Yanagisako
  • Patent number: 10284700
    Abstract: A method for data communication in a vehicle between an in-vehicle device and a mobile device coupled with the vehicle includes transmitting, by the in-vehicle device, data via a data bus of the vehicle to an in-vehicle data communication device, a first data protocol being used for this purpose, in which an arbitration occurs. The data communication device converts the data, and the data communication device transmits the converted data via a data link to the mobile device. A second data protocol is used in the data transmission from the in-vehicle data communication device to the mobile device, in which no arbitration occurs. A data communication device by which the method of the invention may be implemented is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Lars Scholz, Martin Fesefeldt, Martin Wuschke
  • Patent number: 10285018
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a mobile device at a headend includes the mobile device communicating a request for content to the headend. The headend requests geographic coordinate location data from the mobile device and, when geographic coordinate data is available, determines a first geographic region associated with the mobile device in response to the geographic coordinate location data. When geographic coordinate data is not available from the mobile device, the headend extracts an IP address from the request and determines a second geographic region based on the IP address and a confidence level. When the confidence level is below a threshold, the headend determines a third geographic region based on subscriber data for the mobile device. The headend controls the mobile device in response to one of the first geographic region, the second geographic region and the third geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Don E. Cansino, Pankaj Sharma, Brady C. Tsurutani, Yeung K. Chan, Mark A. Shurgot, Dien L. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10278077
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for protecting information contained in a security module of a telecommunication device provided with a near-field communication router, wherein the provision of information from the security module to the near-field communication router is subject to checking a signature of a routing table between ports of said router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Proton World International N.V.
    Inventors: Thierry Huque, Olivier Van Nieuwenhuyze
  • Patent number: 10277285
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a systematic solution to virtual random access (VRA) that dynamically and adaptively forms various metrics. The present invention facilitates dynamic data pipelining between the network-side and the UE-sides without the need to use the same cell-association concept as current wireless networks and provides soft associations between dynamic groups of UEs and TPs based on various UE, TP, and network related metrics. To provide efficient collaborative grouping and association among TPs and UEs, the present invention features a soft TP-UE association map based on several factors, such as individual UE metrics, TP metrics, effects of neighboring or nearby UEs (e.g., interference), and historical network knowledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keyvan Zarifi, Mohammadhadi Baligh, Jianglei Ma