Patents Examined by Jean A Gelin
  • Patent number: 10805822
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting a measurement reporting enhancement for an aerial device in a wireless communication system is provided. A prohibit timer can be used in order to prohibit frequent measurement reporting, and the prohibit timer may be stopped when a leaving condition for the measurement reporting is satisfied and/or a handover procedure and/or a radio resource control (RRC) connection re-establishment procedure is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hongsuk Kim, Youngdae Lee, Yejee Lee
  • Patent number: 10805856
    Abstract: A central unit (300A) and a first distributed unit (300B) of a first network node (300) and methods therein, for handling a communication with a wireless device (302) in a wireless network. The central unit (300A) sends an indication to the first distributed unit (300B) to indicate whether a current procedure for the wireless device is an inter-central unit procedure or an intra-central unit procedure. The first distributed unit (300B) is thereby able to decide whether to send information about the communication to the central unit via a user plane or via a control plane, based on a reduced amount of signalling including the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Matteo Fiorani, Angelo Centonza, Gunnar Mildh, Ioanna Pappa
  • Patent number: 10805801
    Abstract: Techniques for automatic mobile device usage restriction are described herein. An aspect includes monitoring user data of a user of a mobile device from a plurality of data sources in the mobile device. Another aspect includes learning normal behavior of the user based on the monitoring. Another aspect includes identifying outlier behavior by the user that deviates from the normal behavior based on the monitoring. Another aspect includes determining a restriction state based on the outlier behavior. Yet another aspect includes restricting access to at least one functionality of the mobile device based on the restriction state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adaoha Onyekwelu, Kevin Bruckner, Ann Novelli, Theresa Hans
  • Patent number: 10789613
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a method that may include accessing events in a field-searchable data store. The events may include raw machine data associated with a timestamp. The raw machine data may represent interactions between a mobile device and one or more network devices at a locale. The method may further include determining, based on the interactions, one or more geographic positions of the mobile device, and calculating a metric for the locale using the geographic positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Gabriel Nash, Andrew Hoy Stein
  • Patent number: 10785641
    Abstract: Systems and methods for real-time, remote-control of mobile applications are provided. A communication session between a network device and a terminal device can be established. The network device can be configured to execute a mobile application. For example, the mobile application can include an input element at an initial state. The mobile application can be remotely controlled by the terminal device. Further, a data stream including content data can be received and transmitted during the communication session. For example, the content data can include an object presented by the mobile application. The content data can be displayed on the terminal device. An input event associated with the content data can be detected. Control data can be generated based on the detected input event. The control data can be received at the network device and the initial state of the input element can be modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LIVEPERSON, INC.
    Inventors: Reto Stuber, Christian Thum, Stefan Seedorf, Yossi Levin
  • Patent number: 10776818
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a method that may include accessing events in a field-searchable data store. The events may include raw machine data associated with a timestamp. The raw machine data may represent interactions between a mobile device and one or more network devices at a locale. The method may further include determining, based on the interactions, one or more geographic positions of the mobile device, and calculating a metric for the locale using the geographic positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Gabriel Nash, Andrew Hoy Stein
  • Patent number: 10779278
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improved measurement performance. For example, it may be helpful to manage intra-frequency and inter-frequency allocation in a measurement gap. A method may include receiving at a user equipment a signal comprising a measurement gap usage indication from a network entity. The measurement gap usage indication may include a prioritization of at least one carrier type. The method may also include allocating the measurement gap to grant the prioritized at least one carrier type a percentage of the measurement gap based on the measurement gap usage indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Lars Dalsgaard, Li Zhang
  • Patent number: 10779135
    Abstract: A device receives sensor data for a group of user equipment (UE) that are located within or on a structure. The device determines, based on a set of measured barometric pressures identified by the sensor data, a set of relative altitudes that identify altitudes of the group of UEs relative to one or more known geographic locations. The device determines, based on at least a portion of the sensor data and relative altitude data that identifies the set of relative altitudes, and for each UE of the group of UEs, a floor on which the UE is located. The device causes, based on determining respective floors on which the UEs of the group of UEs are located, a data structure to store a mapping of each UE to the respective floors. The device performs one or more actions based on the mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Monga, Kevin Donnellan
  • Patent number: 10772037
    Abstract: In a communication system (1), when there is no access destination corresponding to a service type to be used by a piece of UE (50) in one of cellular communication and non-cellular communication, a retrieval unit (13) of a DB server (10) selects an access destination by referring to correspondence information in the other of the cellular communication and the non-cellular communication. Thus, when there is no access destination corresponding to the service type to be used by the UE (50) in one of the cellular communication and the non-cellular communication, the access destination corresponding to the service type is selected in the other of the cellular communication and the non-cellular communication. Therefore, it is possible to select an access destination suitable for the service type from both the cellular communication and the non-cellular communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimojou, Masayoshi Shimizu, Daisuke Nojima, Akira Yamada, Shigeru Iwashina
  • Patent number: 10757672
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an efficient method for identifying mobile devices operated by users with certain attributes and displaying their respective locations using location identification data, such as data packets broadcasted by beacons. The systems and methods described herein can first identify multiple mobile devices operated by different users located within a predetermined location and retrieve/analyze profile data of the identified users. The methods and systems described herein can then recommend like-minded users to each other. The systems and methods described herein can also provide navigational and directional support to users and help different users meet in person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10750003
    Abstract: A process triggering method is disclosed. The method may be implemented by a processor. The method may comprise receiving an input operation on an unlock interface of a terminal device, determining input operation information corresponding to the input operation, determining triggering operation information matching with the determined input operation information, determining a process corresponding to the input operation according to a predetermined corresponding relationship between the triggering operation information and the process, and triggering the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Dafeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10739436
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining signal information corresponding to a plurality of radio signals received at two or more sensing devices from a candidate location, determining a plurality of reconstructed signals based on the signal information, determining time-estimates and frequency-estimates based on a correlation between the plurality of radio signals and the plurality of reconstructed signals, determining metadata corresponding to the plurality of radio signals based on the signal information, the time-estimates, or the frequency-estimates, transmitting at least a portion of the metadata to an information combining node, obtaining the portion of the metadata from the information combining node, determining a relationship between the metadata, and determining the candidate location based on the metadata and the relationship between the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HawkEye 360, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James O'Shea, Nicholas Aaron McCarthy, Darek Kawamoto, Edward Kreinar
  • Patent number: 10728905
    Abstract: A method for mitigating interference at a small base station in a hierarchical cell structure is provided. In the method, the small base station checks a sub-frame allocated to macro user equipment by using a downlink signal received from a macro base station when an interference candidate user equipment list is received. The interference candidate user equipment list contains information on the macro user equipment adjacent to a femto cell controlled by the small base station. Then the small base station allocates other sub-frame to femto user equipment located in the femto cell by avoiding the sub-frame allocated to the macro user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Min Lee, Tak Ki Yu, Yung Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10721603
    Abstract: A controller such as an instant micro-connectivity controller includes a transceiver configured to receive a network access request (NAR) associated with an activity of an application executing on a device in a managed network. The NAR indicates a request for access by the application for a duration of the activity and the NAR includes a timestamp and information indicating the duration. The controller also includes a processor configured to selectively grant the request based on information included in the NAR and generate configuration information for the managed network in response to granting the request. In some cases, the configuration information is used to configure one or more of authorizations for a network switch, a firewall, a network address translation (NAT) element, and a router to route messages associated with the activity of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Vincent Verdot, Mathieu Boussard
  • Patent number: 10721646
    Abstract: In order for a terminal to efficiently find an optimal connection destination based on a state of the terminal, the terminal includes: a location information acquirer configured to acquire the terminal's location information; an information storage configured to accumulate historical information on past communication statuses at respective locations within a communication area of the base station apparatus; a moving state estimator configured to estimate a moving state of the terminal based on the location information; a destination predictor configured to predict a destination area of the terminal based on the moving state; a measurement target extractor configured to extract one or more measurement target candidates as targets for communication quality measurement based on the historical information associated with the destination area; and a communication quality measurer configured to measure one or more communication qualities associated with the one or more measurement target candidates extracted by the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaaki Yoshino
  • Patent number: 10716045
    Abstract: A method is implemented by a network device in a cellular communication network. The method to improve handover processing by a source evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) node B (eNodeB) where the source eNodeB forwards traffic destined for a user equipment (UE) that is transferring its connection to a target eNodeB to enable mobility within the cellular communication network without anchor points. The method including receiving a handover request from the UE identifying the target eNodeB, sending a handover message to the target eNodeB, determining the UE is unavailable to the source eNodeB, and redirecting traffic for the UE to the target eNodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: David Ian Allan, Joel Halpern
  • Patent number: 10712452
    Abstract: Method/system for determining location of a mobile device having modules that are part of a terrestrial-based location system and part of a satellite-based global positioning system. The system comprises a remote system. The mobile device activates one of the location determining modules of the mobile device, the type of activated module selected according to a location module type datum in a message received from the remote system. The mobile device establishes a connection with the remote system and the remote system receives the determined location. A type of location determining module next used by the mobile device is determined or a period of time before the module device next determines location is determined. A message is sent from the remote system to the mobile device, comprising determined type of location determining module to be next used and/or the period of time before the module device next determines its location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Geomoby Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Christophe Baudia
  • Patent number: 10698520
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a communication enhancement method for a mobile terminal, and a mobile terminal. A force touch technology and a communications technology are combined, to enhance user communication by means of force touch; and a quantity of transmit and receive antennas, a transmit power, a transmission bandwidth, a transmission rate, a quantity of connections, and the like for mobile communication are adjusted, thereby providing users with better communication experience. The method provided in the present invention includes: obtaining, by a mobile terminal, a sensing signal generated from a press of a user; detecting, by the mobile terminal, a strength value of the sensing signal; and determining, by the mobile terminal, an uplink communication transmission capability according to the strength value of the sensing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rongdao Yu
  • Patent number: 10694336
    Abstract: A system for creating of list of active beacons includes at least one receiving device, comprising a receiver adapted to receive a beacon broadcast from one or more of a plurality of beacons, resulting in one or more received beacon broadcasts, a processor, a memory, and a smart beacon application. For each received beacon broadcast comprising informational data and data regarding a range of relevance for that beacon, the smart beacon application: 1) determines whether the beacon is relevant by comparing a strength of the received beacon broadcast to the range of relevance in the beacon broadcast, and 2) creates a list of relevant beacons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: Raghu Arunachalam, L. Robert Crouthamel
  • Patent number: 10687192
    Abstract: A method is disclosed, comprising: sending position information reflecting a current position of a base station to a coordinating server; receiving a warning request message from an operator core network containing an emergency area; calculating a geographic area corresponding to an emergency tracking area by translating the emergency area from a set of base stations to the geographic area; determining whether the base station may be outside of a threshold distance from the geographic boundary of the emergency tracking area; and sending the warning request message when the base station may be within the threshold distance from the geographic boundary of the emergency tracking area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravikiran Raje, Sridhar Donepudi