Patents Examined by German Viana Di Prisco
  • Patent number: 10492130
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE). The method includes selecting, for each of a plurality of periodic search opportunities, one receive beam of a plurality of receive beams for receiving at least one synchronization signal. The plurality of periodic search opportunities includes a plurality of regular search opportunities and a plurality of prioritized search opportunities. The plurality of receive beams includes at least one prioritized receive beam and at least one additional receive beam. The selecting includes selecting from the at least one prioritized receive beam for each of the plurality of prioritized search opportunities; and selecting from the plurality of receive beams for each of the plurality of regular search opportunities. The method further includes receiving, at each of the plurality of periodic search opportunities, the corresponding at least one synchronization signal using the corresponding selected receive beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jun Zhu, Mihir Vijay Laghate, Raghu Narayan Challa
  • Patent number: 10469991
    Abstract: The principles described herein provide methods and systems for locating a tracking device. In particular, one disclosed method includes associating a user with a tracking device, receiving an indication that the tracking device is lost, setting a flag indicating that the tracking device is lost, receiving a location within a proximity of the tracking device from one of a plurality of mobile devices associated with a community of users, and providing the location to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas George Evans, Michael George Farley
  • Patent number: 10470154
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for validating subscriber location information are disclosed. One method occurs at a network node. The method includes receiving a message containing location information associated with a subscriber. The method also includes determining whether the location information is valid based on a location validation algorithm, wherein the location validation algorithm uses prior location information associated with the subscriber in determining with the location information is valid. The method further includes performing at least one action based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ramesh Chellamani, Devesh Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10462645
    Abstract: The disclosed technology addresses the need in the art for a solution that selects an appropriate communication profile for the user. A system is configured to receive motion data from a client device associated with a user, identify a communication profile for the user based on the motion data, administer collaboration requests for the user based on settings associated with the communication profile, track user actions based on the administration of the collaboration requests, and update settings for the active communication profile based on the user actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Keith Griffin, David Reeckmann
  • Patent number: 10448360
    Abstract: A paging method is disclosed. In an embodiment a method for paging monitoring implemented by a user equipment (UE) includes hashing an identity of the UE to determine a paging frame in which a page is to be sent to the UE and to determine a position of an indicator in a bitmap to be sent to the UE, wherein a value of the indicator indicates whether a page message associated with a paging group to which the UE belongs is transmitted in a current paging cycle, selecting a first downlink beamformed beam from a plurality of beams within the determined paging frame, receiving the bitmap from the first downlink beam and determining that the value of the indicator indicates that the page message is transmitted in the current paging cycle and, based thereon, receiving and decoding the page message to determine whether the UE is being paged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Bin Liu, Yunsong Yang
  • Patent number: 10444322
    Abstract: Systems and methods for discovering a device having an unknown location includes: a first signal source having a first known location and a second signal source having a second known location, the first signal source and the second signal source transmit radio signals using a first radio frequency band during a first search cycle; a sampling receiver having a known location that samples radio signals transmitted by the first signal source and the second signal source during the first search cycle; a disoriented sampling receiver having an unknown location that samples radio signals transmitted by the first signal source and the second signal source during the first search cycle; and a signal processor: aggregates the samples of the radio signals from the sampling receiver and the disoriented sampling receiver; analyzes the aggregated samples of the radio signals; and determines a first set of possible locations of the disoriented sampling receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SWFL, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremie Miller
  • Patent number: 10448252
    Abstract: A GSM, UMTS or LTE mobile telecommunications network includes a radio access network comprising base stations, and further includes one or more additional access points. An access point may be connected to the network core by an IP transport broadband connection. The access point is configured to appear to the mobile terminal as a base station. Arrangements are disclosed which allow the network to restrict access to the network via these access points whilst also minimizing signaling requirements. The access points may be excluded from traditional Tracking Areas, but associated therewith by a network controller in a mapping in order to notify authorized mobile terminals of the Access Point's existence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Vodafone IP Licensing Limited
    Inventors: David A. Fox, Timothy Frost, Gavin Wong, Jonathon Batkin, Jose-Luis Carrizo-Martinez
  • Patent number: 10440560
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling use of such information by different communication devices. The use of a same generic mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on intercepting registration requests and simulated registrations can be performed without providing a unique device identifier. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10432488
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and an apparatus for processing a network element state. The method includes: obtaining a network element by monitoring network element performance data or an accepted operation request, where the network element is a base station or a cell or a subnet; then obtaining target data corresponding to the network element, where the target data includes at least one of trace data, manual minimization of drive tests data, radio link failure data, a user equipment error report, alarm data, and performance data; subsequently, according to the target data, determining whether the network element is out of service or needs to compensate another network element; and finally, when the network element is out of service or needs to compensate another network element, indicating whether the network element can enter an energy saving state. The present invention is applicable to the field of communications systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10432284
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein remedy thermal constraints experienced by wireless communication systems operating in the millimeter wave spectrum. User equipment (UE) having a plurality of antenna subarrays controlled by respective RFICs monitor temperature gradients of respective sectors of the UE. Upon the thermal gradient of a sector reaching a temperature threshold, the UE performs thermal management steps to prevent hardware of a respective sector from damage due to overshoot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vasanthan Raghavan, Junyi Li, Assaf Touboul
  • Patent number: 10423221
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for controlling a portable terminal. The apparatus includes a contact sensing unit which senses an area of an external surface of the portable terminal contacted by a user as the user holds the portable terminal, a recognizing unit which recognizes a function mode of the portable terminal based on information about the contacted area sensed by the contact sensing unit, and a control unit which changes the portable terminal to a function mode recognized by the recognizing unit. Since a function mode of the portable terminal is controlled according to the way a user holds the portable terminal, convenience of changing a function mode of the portable terminal is provided through a single manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-hyun Shim, Kee-eung Kim, Hyun-jin Kim, Joon-ah Park, Ho-yeal Lee, Hyun-jeong Lee, Wook Chang, Seung-nyang Chung, Sung-jung Cho
  • Patent number: 10419885
    Abstract: A communication device includes: a memory for receiving event data associating signaling data, a time marker and a mobile telephony identifier or a computer network identifier; an extractor arranged to calculate trajectory data on the basis of the signaling data that signal event data comprising time markers designating consecutive times associated with a single mobile telephony identifier or a single computer network identifier; and a matcher arranged to calculate a similarity value between trajectory data, and to associate at least one mobile telephony identifier and one computer network identifier based on the similarity value calculated for trajectory data associated therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: INTERSEC
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Coic
  • Patent number: 10397746
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes: obtaining location information and motion information of a wireless communication apparatus, and a data set from one or more information sources external to the wireless communication apparatus; and organizing data of the data set for display, where the organizing is based on the location and motion information of the wireless communication apparatus. Methods of other embodiments may also include defining a search radius based on the location information and motion information of the wireless communication apparatus, and the organizing may also include filtering the data set from the one or more information sources to exclude data from information sources outside the defined search radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Si Bin Fan, Zhi Lin Hu, Shi Wen Li, Zheng He Yang
  • Patent number: 10397734
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to methods and systems for activating a geofence. These methods and systems include storing a plurality of pre-defined geofences in a database, storing a plurality of geofence activation rules in a database, each activation rule being based on data obtained from at least one member selected from the group consisting of analytics data, calendaring data and on-demand data, enable a geofence activation rule, selecting at least one pre-defined geofence based on the enabled geofence activation rule and activating and deactivating the at least one selected pre-defined geofence based on the enabled a geofence activation rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Evelyn R. Anderson, Michael Bender, Rhonda L. Childress
  • Patent number: 10390178
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a technique is provided for wireless position determination wherein locations of Wi-Fi access points included in a collaborative database are both consumed to estimate the position of a wireless computing device and updated based on the position of the wireless computing device. Using the collaborative database, a geographic location of each one or more first Wi-Fi access points in signal reception range of the wireless computing device is determined based on a unique or semi-unique identification of each first Wi-Fi access point. A wireless positioning system estimates a position of the wireless computing device based on the geographic location of each of the one or more first Wi-Fi access points. It may be determined that a Wi-Fi access point of one or more second Wi-Fi access points in signal reception range of the wireless computing device is a new Wi-Fi access point whose geographic location is not contained in the collaborative database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Skyhook Holding, Inc.
    Inventor: Cyril Houri
  • Patent number: 10382929
    Abstract: A method for communicating with a given device that is located at a given direction, the method may include transmitting a triggering signal, by a communication device and over a directional communication link; receiving, by the communication device, one or more responses to the triggering signal, wherein the one or more responses originate from one or more devices; participating in determining of whether the one or more devices comprises the given device or receiving indication about whether the one or more devices comprises the given device; and when the one or more devices comprises the given device then attempting, by the communication device, to establish communication with the given device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SONULAR LTD.
    Inventors: Uriel Halavee, Jonathan Halavee, Arie Gavriely
  • Patent number: 10375575
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securing access to a mobile device are disclosed. A method includes: synchronizing, by a first mobile computer device, with a remote mobile computer device; transmitting, by the first mobile computer device, a tone to a surface of an object; receiving, by the first mobile computer device, a compound resonance frequency from the object based on the transmitted tone; determining, by the first mobile computer device, the received compound resonance frequency conforms to a stored compound resonance frequency; unlocking, by the first mobile computer device, the first computer device based on the determining; and establishing, by the first mobile computer device, a group connection with the remote mobile computer device based on the unlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa M. W. Bradley, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10368245
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securing access to a mobile device are disclosed. A method includes: synchronizing, by a first mobile computer device, with a remote mobile computer device; transmitting, by the first mobile computer device, a tone to a surface of an object; receiving, by the first mobile computer device, a compound resonance frequency from the object based on the transmitted tone; determining, by the first mobile computer device, the received compound resonance frequency conforms to a stored compound resonance frequency; unlocking, by the first mobile computer device, the first computer device based on the determining; and establishing, by the first mobile computer device, a group connection with the remote mobile computer device based on the unlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa M. W. Bradley, Jonathan Dunne, Liam Harpur, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10356552
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining hardware requirements for a wireless network event are disclosed. In embodiments, a method comprises obtaining, by a computing device, social user data over a period of time from a plurality of mobile devices associated with a social event at a location; obtaining, by the computing device, bandwidth usage data for each of the plurality of mobile devices based on the social user data; obtaining, by the computing device, crowd density and traffic pattern data related to the social event; determining, by the computing device, participant movement data for the social event based on the crowd density and traffic pattern data; deriving, by the computing device, a social bandwidth density model based on the bandwidth usage data and the participant movement data; and determining, by the computing device, bandwidth requirements within a geo-spatial boundary associated with the social event from the social bandwidth density model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kelley Anders, Jeremy R. Fox, Jonathan Dunne, Liam S. Harpur
  • Patent number: 10349230
    Abstract: A Group Communication Service Enabler (GCSE) controls the formation of a group service and access by mobile devices to the group service based of geographic region restriction associated with the group service. A mobile device may be able to override the geographic restriction. As mobile devices join and leave the group service and roam from cell to cell, the wireless resources used by the group service are adjusted by creating or modifying transmission the associated multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Rajesh Bhalla