Patents Examined by Inder Mehra
  • Patent number: 10148306
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology relate to a cover (e.g., for a handheld electronic device). The cover may include a cover body configured for securement to a handheld electronic device and comprising an accessory attachment area, wherein the accessory attachment area includes a plurality of receivers, and wherein the accessory attachment area is configured for coupling with an accessory in at least one of a plurality of orientations. In some aspects, each receiver further includes a space recessed into the cover body that is bounded, at least partially, by a recess wall, wherein each receiver includes an engagement surface configured for abutting engagement with a projection associated with an accessory when the projection is disposed in a secured configuration within a respective space. An electrical device cover and various attachment devices are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Hsin-Hao Lee, Cheng-Lin Wang, Ernest Euan Tien, Yin-Chou Chen, Tsung-Peng Lin, Cheng-Yen Lee, Yu-Hui Lin, Chang-Hua Wei, Jen-Yang Chang, Shih-Hsiu Lee, Jui Hsiang Lin, Hung Chuan Wen, Yen-Cheng Lin, Yen-Yi Lee, Ting-An Chien, Hsin-Hui Huang, Sheng Cherng Lin, Yung-Lung Chang
  • Patent number: 10136254
    Abstract: One embodiment described herein includes a method of determining the location of a wireless device. The method includes capturing wired information about wired components in a network. Capturing wired information includes one or more of: reading information from a storage device associated with a connector of a wired communication media, or communicating a signal over an out-of-band conductor included in a cable in addition to the in-band conductors. The method also includes capturing wireless information about a wireless device communicatively coupled to the network, and integrating at least some of the wired information and the wireless information. The integrated wired information and wireless information is used to locate the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: David Stone, Eric W. Sybesma, Kevin Glenn Ressler
  • Patent number: 10129381
    Abstract: The restricted use of a cellular network to facilitate disablement of a device that is suspected lost or stolen. Accordingly, even if the device is not capable of general use of the cellular network, disablement communications are still permitted across the cellular network. Accordingly, the device may receive a disable command from the disablement service over the cellular network, and acknowledge processing of the disable command to the disablement service also over the cellular network. Thus, efforts by an unauthorized possessor of the device to prevent disablement by removing the physical authentication module are thwarted. Likewise, turning the cellular service off using software settings at the device also does not prevent the device from being disabled via cellular network communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Bradley Tucker
  • Patent number: 10122542
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling home-automation devices in a dwelling in which: a list of the home-automation devices is determined; each home-automation device is associated with an icon and with an alphanumeric identifier; an image of at least part of the dwelling is obtained; the image is displayed on the touch screen; a selection of an icon from a list of icons is detected; a positioning of the icon in the image and storage of the position of the icon determined is detected; a pressing on the image at the position of the stored icon is detected; and a command to the central unit intended for the home-automation device with which the icon is associated is generated and another icon linked to the icon the position of which is stored is displayed if the pressing at the position of the icon in the image is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: DELTA DORE
    Inventors: Joël Mercelat, Nathanaël Delahaye
  • Patent number: 10108245
    Abstract: Interaction based charging control is described. In an embodiment, a device is described, comprising: an interface configured to receive a charging power from another device; a sensor configured to detect interaction of the device; a charging controller configured to reduce the charging power in response to the detected interaction; in response to the reduced charging power, a processor configured to allow more processing power for the device. In other embodiments, a device comprising a sensor configured to detect a temperature of the device, and a method are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mikael Troberg, Jani Mäki
  • Patent number: 10104504
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a specific user location and path to an exit during an emergency condition. In response to an emergency alarm activated for a structure, a notification system may receive the alarm signal. The notification system may send a notification of the alert to a user mobile device when the user has subscribed to receive alerts regarding the structure. The notification may determine that the subscribed mobile device is located in the vicinity of the structure and activate an alarm on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Vinay Mahajan, Christian Navarro, Trisha Mahajan
  • Patent number: 10104698
    Abstract: A random access channel (RACH) management method performed by a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication system and an apparatus are provided. The method includes receiving, from a network, a signal indicative of a resolution of contention in a RACH procedure before a contention resolution timer expires; determining, if the received signal includes a contention resolution message including a unique identifier (ID) of the UE, that the RACH procedure has been successfully completed; receiving, from the network, after the successful completion of the RACH procedure, a UE information transmit request; and transmitting, to the network, in response to receipt of the UE information transmit request, a response message including first information indicating that the contention is detected in at least one preamble transmitted for the completed RACH procedure and indicating a number of the at least one preamble in which the contention is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kyeong-In Jeong, Lixiang Xu, Gert-Jan Van Lieshout
  • Patent number: 10098086
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to system(s) and method(s) for guiding a user in changing oxygen level environment is illustrated. The system is configured to capturing a set of oxygen levels corresponding to a set of zones in a geographical area. Further, the system is configured for receiving an oxygen threshold level and a current location, corresponding to a user in the geographical area, from a user device of a user. Further, the system may identify a current oxygen level from the set of oxygen levels, wherein the current oxygen level corresponds to a zone associated with the current location of the user. Further, the system is configured to display an oxygen level map, corresponding to the geographical area, on the user device for guiding the user to reach a target zone, in the geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: HCL Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Banumathi Palanichamy, Sankareswari Amudhasidhanandham, AnbuSelvan Vetriselvan, Sivasakthivel Sadasivam
  • Patent number: 10084926
    Abstract: A computer device may include a processor configured to execute instructions, stored in a memory, to receive a request to add a second mobile telephone number (MTN) line to a user equipment (UE) device associated with a first MTN line, generate a graft instruction to graft the second MTN line to the first MTN line, and send the generated graft instruction to a provisioning system configured to provision services for the UE device. The processor may be further configured to designate the second MTN line as having a grafted status with respect to the first MTN line, the grafted status indicating that the second MTN line has been added to a subscriber profile of the first MTN line, and that the UE device is configured to send and receive communications using the first MTN line and/or the second MTN line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lisa Jenzeh, Elena Krimchansky
  • Patent number: 10085272
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for associating a user with a base station based on backhaul capacity in heterogeneous cellular network. First, an available base station set is obtained through the SINRs, and the downlink data rate between the new user and each base station in the available base station set is calculated according to the SINR between them; Then, the usable link capacity factor of each base station is calculated based on the used link capacity and the backhaul capacity; Finally, the optimal base station is selected for the new user i under a constraint which is constructed by the bandwidth of the new user and the usable link capacity factor. The backhaul capacity of each base station is taken into account in selecting the optimal base station to associate with for the new user, thus the real time of user association and the overall performance of heterogeneous cellular network can be guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Gang Sun, Yueyue Dai, Du Xu, Dan Liao, Hongfang Yu
  • Patent number: 10080164
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method at the mobile terminal in a wireless communications network of reporting cell measurements, as well as a network node and a method at the network node of requesting cell measurements. The method at the mobile terminal in a wireless communications network of reporting cell measurements comprises determining at the mobile terminal that a property of a channel established via a serving cell fails to comply with a quality criterion. In direct response to such determination, the mobile terminal determines a property of one or more channels of at least one neighboring cell, and reports the determined property of the channel of the serving cell and the determined property of the channel(s) of the neighboring cell(s) to a network node of the serving cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Magnus Persson
  • Patent number: 10064110
    Abstract: A terminal executes a random access procedure with a target base station depending on a pre-random access channel (pre-RACH) command in a handover preparation step executed between a source base station currently accessed by the terminal and the target base station when the terminal receives the pre-RACH command from the source base station through layer2 (L2) signaling in the handover preparation step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Won-Ik Kim, Seokki Kim, Taegyun Noh, Yu Ro Lee, Kwang Jae Lim, Sung Cheol Chang, Soojung Jung, Seungkwon Cho
  • Patent number: 10064207
    Abstract: Uplink traffic control device, method and computer program product to determine that predictive scheduling is to be applied for the mobile station. Thereafter an uplink transmission scheme is determined for the predictive scheduling. Thereafter, periodic messages comprising uplink transmission grants, according to the uplink transmission scheme, are sent to the mobile station, the messages further comprising a request for a downlink channel quality indicator (CQI) report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Girum Fantaye, Ying Sun
  • Patent number: 10057719
    Abstract: Methods, computer readable storage medium, and systems for mobile devices to locate persons or places are described. In a feature, the invention is a method implemented in a server for providing beaconing sequences to the mobile devices for location sharing. In a feature, the invention is a server executing a method of locating a user using a beaconing mobile device. In a feature, the invention is a non-transitory computer readable medium on a server that encodes a program to execute a method on a first mobile device that determine directions and/or distance between the first mobile device and a second mobile device. In a feature, the invention is a server executing a method to remember a place on a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Alan Michael Snyder
  • Patent number: 10051603
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein can help to dynamically adjust page transmission power, and in particular, the transmission power for quick paging bits, depending upon whether a user equipment (UE) is operating as a single radio LTE (SRLTE) device. An exemplary method involves an access network making a determination that a UE is configured to use a single radio system for (a) data communication under a first air interface protocol, and (b) voice calls under a second air interface protocol; and responsively initiating a process to set a transmission power used to page the first UE for a voice call under the second air interface protocol to a higher power level, as compared to a transmission power level utilized to page a second UE configured to use separate radio systems for data communication under the first air interface protocol and voice calls under the second air interface protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Siddharth S. Oroskar, Jasinder P. Singh, Ryan Dreiling
  • Patent number: 10038663
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a computer and telecommunication network which can receive, send and manage information from or to a subscriber of the network, based on the subscriber's configuration. The network is made up of at least one cluster containing voice servers which allow for telephony, speech recognition, text-to-speech and conferencing functions, and is accessible by the subscriber through standard telephone connections or through internet connections. The network also utilizes a database and file server allowing the subscriber to maintain and manage certain contact lists and administrative information. A web server is also connected to the cluster thereby allowing access to all functions through internet connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Parus Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Kurganov
  • Patent number: 10039076
    Abstract: Antenna ports on wireless devices may be QCL. QCL antenna ports may be useful in improving channel statistics related to the antenna ports. UEs and base stations may be able to determine candidate QCL ports, transmit information identifying the candidate QCL ports, and receive feedback indicating whether the candidate QCL ports are QCL at the receiving device such as a UE or a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Sundar Subramanian, Tingfang Ji, Yu Zhang, Navid Abedini, Bilal Sadiq, Ashwin Sampath
  • Patent number: 10034267
    Abstract: In a method and system for localizing optional and/or exchangeable components of at least one image recording scanner and/or for localizing persons assigned to the image recording scanner in a spatial environment around the location of the image recording scanner, the components and/or persons are each provided with a wireless transmit device and the environment is provided with wireless receive devices. For each transmit device, using at least one localization signal received by at least one receive device in which the transmitting transmit device is identified, an item of position information of the transmit device, and thus of the component or person assigned to the transmit device, is determined and is provided in a computer for recall purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Stephan Nufer
  • Patent number: 10033596
    Abstract: A wireless mesh network is provided with equipment and methods for monitoring and enforcement of license terms. The network includes a plurality of wireless network nodes, a wireless access point, and a network manager in communication with the access point and with the network nodes via the access point. At least one of the network nodes and the access point includes license information embedded in the device hardware, and the network manager provides services to the wireless network subject to license terms determined based on the license information embedded within the network node or access point. Additionally, the network manager is in communication with a user application external to the network, and relays communication between the user application and the wireless network. The network manager modulates communications relayed between the user application and the wireless network subject to the license information embedded within the network node or access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Linear Technology LLC
    Inventors: Alain Pierre Levesque, Lance Robert Doherty
  • Patent number: 10027396
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a channel state information (CSI) measurement method through which a user equipment (UE) recognizes a resource pattern applied to a current CSI measurement resource through blind detection or dynamic signaling and performs CSI measurement when an evolved Node B (eNB) or the UE performs LBT (Listen-Before-Talk) based signal transmission and the eNB transmits CSI measurement resources (e.g., CRS/CSI-RS/CSI-IM) by applying one of a plurality of resource patterns thereto, and a UE performing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Hanjun Park, Joonkui Ahn, Seonwook Kim, Suckchel Yang, Hanbyul Seo