Patents Examined by Jean A Gelin
  • Patent number: 11659355
    Abstract: Wireless power transfer systems and methods for focusing wireless power transfer arrays are disclosed. One embodiment includes a wireless power generating unit (GU) including a processing system configured to focus the RF power sources by: sending control signals to the control circuitry to perform a plurality of sweeps using each of a plurality of different basis masks; receiving a message from a RU containing a report based upon received power measurements made by the RU; and sending control signals to focus the RF power sources based on the received message from the RU. Furthermore, each sweep includes performing a phase sweep across a phase sweep range at a plurality of phase step increments with respect to a first group of RF power sources identified in a basis mask, where the first group of RF power sources comprises a plurality of RF power sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: GuRu Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Seyed Ali Hajimiri, Behrooz Abiri, Florian Bohn, Farhud Tebbi
  • Patent number: 11659352
    Abstract: A geofence event prediction method includes retrieving non-contemporaneous geofence predictor data of a mobile device, retrieving geofence data of the mobile device, and developing a future geofence event prediction from the non-contemporaneous geofence predictor data and the geofence data. In an embodiment, retrieving non-contemporaneous geofence predictor data includes retrieving at least one of past geographic location data and future geographic location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: PHUNWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Anu Vakkachen, Seshu Vavilikolanu
  • Patent number: 11659374
    Abstract: A method and system of providing guidance and information to an end-user during an emergency situation. A network of one or more enrolled devices can obtain infrared data that will be used by the system to determine whether there is a high likelihood of a fire in a building. When an emergency situation such as a fire is detected, alerts can be generated at the enrolled devices that provide navigation cues based on user preferences and suggested evacuation routes to safely guide the end-user to the nearest designated exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Yevgeniy Viatcheslavovich Khmelev, Christopher Russell, Gregory David Hansen, Nathan Lee Post, Ashley Raine Philbrick, Nolan Serrao, Ruthie D. Lyle, Pooja Krishnaswamy, Noemy Diosdado
  • Patent number: 11641574
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for a public warning system. A method that may be performed by a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, from a network entity, an indication of a monitoring schedule for public warning notifications, and monitoring for a public warning notification based on the monitoring schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Linhai He
  • Patent number: 11632649
    Abstract: A waiting situation of users is more accurately known. A waiting situation managing device 10 according to the present disclosure includes: a position information acquiring unit 11 configured to acquire position information about a person within a monitored area; and a waiting person specifying unit 12 configured to judge a person who stays in a waiting area within the monitored area, as a waiting person, and to further judge a person who stays in a predetermined range from the person judged as the waiting person, as a waiting person. The waiting person specifying unit 12 repeatedly performs the judgement of the waiting person until the person who stays in the predetermined range from the person judged as the waiting person is not found.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventor: Jumpei Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11632737
    Abstract: A wireless network including user equipment (UE) and base stations is configured to perform position determination with low latency and high availability within the Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) framework. For example, the UE may be integrated as a sensor in a motion control system or similar applications. The UE and base stations are synchronized with the TSN clock, and are configured to perform positioning measurements at a specific time point within the TSN framework. The time point, for example, may be a global sampling point, at which all sensor nodes in the TSN framework perform position measurements. A location server may be provided with the positioning measurements or a position estimate from the UE and provide the position estimate to an external client, such as a motion controller in a motion control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajat Prakash, Lorenzo Ferrari, Srinivas Yerramalli, Xiaoxia Zhang, Alexandros Manolakos, Sven Fischer, Stephen William Edge
  • Patent number: 11627524
    Abstract: A new user seeking a base station to join must first implement a grueling series of complex steps, which may be especially challenging for the majority of devices expected in next-generation 5G and 6G systems. If the user has a real emergency, such as an imminent traffic collision, then the time wasted in locating (“discovering”) a nearby base station and finally logging on may make the difference between life and death. Disclosed herein are procedures for new users to transmit a “hailing” message on an allocated frequency that multiple base stations continuously monitor. The base stations can then reply at a standard amplitude, so that the new user can determine which base station is closer (or provides the best signal reception) according to the received amplitude. In addition, the reply messages can include a characteristic frequency of the replying base station, such as its entry frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: ULTRALOGIC 6G, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Newman, R. Kemp Massengill
  • Patent number: 11622240
    Abstract: A vehicle may include a notification type determination device configured to identify a type of a text message received through a communication terminal and determining a notification type of the text message when the type of the text message is a public warning text, a notification content determination device configured to analyze a text string of the text message and determine notification content associated with the text message when the type of the text message is the public warning text, and an output device configured to output a notification to a passenger depending on the notification type and the notification content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Seo Hwan Choi, Seong Soo Yae, Hyun Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 11611646
    Abstract: A method of executing an application on a mobile computing device includes providing a first host application on a mobile computing device. A sub-application is provided on the mobile computing device that is configured to selectively execute in response to execution of the first host application. The first host application is executed by the mobile computing device, including executing the sub-application. The sub-application is configured to execute a method that includes determining a location of the mobile computing device, and if the mobile computing device is determined to be at a location within a predetermined first geographic area, then sending digital content associated with the first geographic area to the mobile computing device and displaying the digital content associated with the first geographic area on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: INTERCEPT LLC
    Inventor: Steven Samuel Gal
  • Patent number: 11611933
    Abstract: In a microcell environment, access points with a probe-if-assigned setting configured to delay probe responses to probe requests is registered and managed by a Wi-Fi controller. Probe requests are received and forwarded from at least two of the plurality of access points from a specific station attempting to connect to the Wi-Fi communication network. A Wi-Fi assignment module receives RSSI measurements from the at least two access points with respect to the specific access point, during a delay from the probe-if-assigned setting. A specific access point is assigned to the specific station for sending a probe response once a delay period expires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohan Jayaraman, P C Sridhar, Pradeep Mohan
  • Patent number: 11595865
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques to facilitate enforcing unique handover trigger thresholds for user equipment (UE) based on UE identity and/or UE group type. In one instance, a method is provided that may include provisioning a plurality of handover profiles for a plurality of user equipment for a mobile network in which each corresponding handover profile includes a profile identifier and one or more handover thresholds. The method may further include determining that a particular user equipment seeks a connection to the mobile network; identifying a particular handover profile for the particular user equipment, wherein the particular handover profile includes a particular profile identifier; providing the particular profile identifier to a radio access network node of the mobile network; identifying one or more particular handover thresholds for the particular user equipment based on the particular profile identifier; and providing one or more particular handover thresholds to the particular user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Chinari Santosh Kumar Patra, Srinath Gundavelli, Rakesh Sai Srirambhatla
  • Patent number: 11595789
    Abstract: A device implementing a system for missed communication notification may include at least one processor configured to receive, from a server over a first communication channel, a message indicating that another device initiated a communication with the device over a second communication channel at a particular time. The at least one processor may be further configured to determine, by the device, whether the communication was established with the other device over the second communication channel at the particular time. The at least one processor may be further configured to provide, for display, an indication of the message based at least in part on a determination that the communication initiated by the other device was not established over the second communication channel at the particular time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Lynch, Albert Riley Howard, Ryan A. Williams, Nicholas J. Circosta, Andreas E. Schobel, Thomas Chathoth Abraham, Vibhor Goyal, Christopher P. Saari
  • Patent number: 11595934
    Abstract: Methods and systems for localization within an environment include determining a topology estimate of nodes located in a dynamic indoor environment, based on distances measured between the nodes. Rigid k-core sub-graphs of the topology estimate are generated to determine relative localizations of the nodes. Relative localizations are transformed into absolute localizations to generate a map of positions of the nodes within the environment. A feature of the map is deployed to a device in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Ayon Chakraborty, Karthikeyan Sundaresan, Sampath Rangarajan, Md. Shaifur Rahman
  • Patent number: 11588577
    Abstract: A communication data processing method can be applied to a terminal device, and include: detecting an actual transmission rate between the terminal device and a base station; and performing, if the actual transmission rate is less than a preset rate threshold for maintaining a connection between the terminal device and the base station, communication of compensation data with a preset server through the base station according to a difference between the actual transmission rate and the preset rate threshold, where the sum of a transmission rate of the compensation data and the actual transmission rate is greater than or equal to the preset rate threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventor: Yi Gao
  • Patent number: 11589190
    Abstract: A mobile communication device including a wireless transceiver and a controller is provided. The wireless transceiver performs wireless transmission and reception to and from a mobile communication network. The controller receives a Protocol Data Unit (PDU) associated with a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) from the mobile communication network via the wireless transceiver, and converts the PDU to a format which allows a dialer application to play the MBMS in response to the MBMS belonging to an emergency service type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: WISTRON CORP.
    Inventors: Cheng-Ying Hsieh, Yu-Ming Tseng
  • Patent number: 11588940
    Abstract: A method and a call routing system (CRS) are provided for routing an incoming call made to one of multiple numbers of a user to a call receiving client application (CRCA) deployed on one or more user devices when the called number is not reachable. The CRS, in communication with the CRCA deployed on one or more user devices, sets up a user account using one or more of the user's multiple numbers. The CRS detects availability of the CRCA on one or more user devices over a data network to accept an incoming call. The CRS receives the incoming call made to one of the numbers, when the called number is not reachable. The CRS routes the incoming call to the CRCA on one or more user devices over the data network on detecting the availability of the CRCA on one or more user devices over the data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: AAWAAZ INC.
    Inventors: Inderpal Singh Mumick, Surinder Singh Anand
  • Patent number: 11582591
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a health engine that monitors and modifies customer-premises equipment (CPE) devices. The health engine can detect patterns in CPE device behavior, identify problems with CPE devices, and adjust CPE device configurations proactively or reactively to address problems or prevent problems. In some implementations, the health engine can instruct a CPE device or gateway to restart, update its software or firmware, notify a user of the CPE device of an unhealthy behavior pattern in a CPE device. The health engine can modify a CPE device prior to a user using the device or when the CPE device is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Dragos Lazar, Leon Chung-Dai Yen, Omar Hassan
  • Patent number: 11575630
    Abstract: A messaging system for both generating and receiving message data, which breaks up a sent message and displays it as a time sequence of message parts on the receiving user's device. Breaks in the sent message are defined by delimiters, which are inserted into the message data by the user on the generate device and are detected by the receiving device. Delimiters or other part of the message data determine the time period for each part of the message. The first part of the message is displayed on the receiving user's device for the time period associated with that part. Once the time period for the first message part has expired, the next message part is displayed in addition to the preceding part. This continues until the whole sent message is displayed, thus creating a timeline of message parts for the receiving user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: David Viklund, Driss Louriagli, Pontus Lundwall
  • Patent number: 11576229
    Abstract: A real-time application-based cellular system with real-time GPS positioning to notify civilian drivers of the proximity of emergency services vehicles in sufficient time to allow appropriate response. Civilian users receive alerts and information on their personal computing devices, including, but not limited to, tablets and smart phones. No addition or special hardware is required. Only drivers in a moving vehicle with a certain proximity are directly and selectively notified. The system also is able to send other additional customized warning signals to citizens in threatening situations in a non-vehicular context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: George William Robertson, II, William Parker Robertson
  • Patent number: 11564277
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting an early data transmission (EDT) in a radio resource control (RRC) inactive state is provided. The current gNB receives a resume request message including uplink (UL) data from the wireless device, and transmits a logical channel identifier (LCID) for the UL data to the last serving gNB. The last serving gNB transmits UL forwarding user plane (UP) transport network layer (TNL) information to the current gNB based on mapping between the LCID for the UL data and data radio bearer (DRB) ID or protocol data unit (PDU) session ID in a UE context stored in the last serving gNB. The current gNB forwards the UL data to a core network via the last serving gNB based on the UL forwarding UP TNL information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Seokjung Kim, Daewook Byun, Jian Xu