Patents Examined by Jean Gelin
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10686931
    Abstract: A passenger terminal AI system automatically connects with messaging apps on passenger smartphones over a wireless network when passengers enter the terminal. This creates a communication link between the server and each smartphone. When the passenger enters the terminal, the AI system identifies the passenger by facial recognition software or by tracked passenger transactions at the terminal, providing passenger identity. Passenger browser history information and travel information is retrieved from the smartphone. Passenger location is identified and tracked. The server provides the passenger's smart phone, via the messaging app, with 100 personalized messages related to possible purchase by the passenger of travel and other services, located in the terminal and elsewhere, based in part on the retrieved information. The server provides the passenger with terminal schedule and gate information, and also operates with service providers to meet the passenger's desired services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Sunny Kumar Mutyala, Aghamarshana Kaushik Pillalamarri
  • Patent number: 10681708
    Abstract: A first apparatus may puncture, in at least two subslots, a first type of data or control information with a second type of data or control information. The first apparatus may bundle the least two subslots within a subframe, and the subframe may include a portion for carrying acknowledgment (ACK)/negative acknowledgment (NACK) information associated with the second type of data or control information. The first apparatus may communicate with a user equipment (UE) during the at least two subslots within the subframe. A second apparatus may receive ACK/NACK information associated with a second type of data or control information. The second apparatus may reduce a transmission power for a first type of data or control information during a subsequent subframe when the ACK/NACK information indicates a negative acknowledgement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chong Li, Junyi Li, Hao Xu, Jing Jiang
  • Patent number: 10681536
    Abstract: A method for determining an operation mode of a cellular device provides a first group cell identity obtaining step, a second group cell identity obtaining step and a group cell identity comparing step. The first group cell identity obtaining step includes configuring the cellular device to obtain at least one first group cell identity corresponding to a base station, and storing the at least one first group cell identity in a local list of the cellular device. The second group cell identity obtaining step includes configuring the cellular device to perform a scan procedure to obtain at least one second group cell identity. The group cell identity comparing step includes comparing the at least one first group cell identity with the at least one second group cell identity to determine the operation mode of the cellular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kuo-He Ye, Che-Fang Yeh, Tien-Chu Wang
  • Patent number: 10681564
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to data transmission between a node and peer nodes. Interference alignment techniques are used to mitigate interference between the nodes on a line of sight channel A data stream is exchanged in two transmissions between the node and a peer node. The two transmissions are formed according to an interference alignment precoding matrix. The node may include linearly aligned antennas. To mitigate further the interference between the node and the peer node, a pair of these antennas is selected for communication with the peer node as a function of a distance between the node and the peer node and as a function of a wavelength of the communication. Channel state information may be exchanged between the node and the peer node for precoding matrix selection and for antenna selection. The antennas used for communication between the nodes and the peer nodes may be beamforming antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taiwen Tang, Ahikam Aharony, Ming Jian
  • Patent number: 10673651
    Abstract: In accordance with various implementations, a method is performed at a gateway with one or more processors, non-transitory memory, and a data interface. The method includes: obtaining a request to instantiate a tunnel for data from a guest service provider (GSP) to a user device that traverses an operator network; determining whether the request satisfies tunneling criteria, where the tunneling criteria at least includes a first criterion associated with intrinsic information associated with the operator network and a second criterion associated with extrinsic information that characterizes network resources of the network operator based on a relationship between the operator network and the GSP; instantiating the tunnel in response to determining that the request satisfies the tunneling criteria, where instantiating the tunnel includes the gateway transmitting tunnel instructions to other nodes of the operator network; and routing the data through the tunnel to transmit the data to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Humberto Jose La Roche, Desmond Joseph O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10674317
    Abstract: Systems for muster include an entrance receiving device in a location adapted to receive a plurality of beacon broadcasts from one or more of a plurality of mobile beacons, each associated with a worker and broadcasting an identification ID of the worker, to create an on-site record of workers entering or exiting the location. The system includes a muster site receiving device at a muster site to record an identification ID from beacon broadcasts of workers at the muster site. The on-site record is compared to the recorded muster site IDs to determine if all workers have mustered. Alarms may be triggered if not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: Raghu Arunachalam, L. Robert Crouthamel
  • Patent number: 10674375
    Abstract: Multiple application modules (MAMs) for monitoring of signals in components in wireless distribution systems (WDSs), including but not limited to distributed antenna systems (DASs) are disclosed. The MAMs are wireless telecommunication circuitry associated with wireless distribution components in a WDS, such as communications and power components as examples. By associating MAMs into components of a WDS, live signals in the WDS can be monitored and measured for monitoring the performance of components within the WDS. The MAMs include a multiple application software platform architecture that includes one or more application layer applications configured to receive and monitor signals in the WDS, and to provide application level information about such monitored signals to other systems or technicians. The application level information can be used by a technician or other system to diagnose or calibrate the WDS and/or the communications components provided therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventor: Aravind Chamarti
  • Patent number: 10673649
    Abstract: In accordance with various implementations, a method is performed at a gateway with one or more processors, non-transitory memory, and a data interface. The method includes: obtaining a request to instantiate a tunnel for data from a guest service provider (GSP) to a user device that traverses an operator network; determining whether the request satisfies tunneling criteria, where the tunneling criteria at least includes a first criterion associated with intrinsic information associated with the operator network and a second criterion associated with extrinsic information that characterizes network resources of the network operator based on a relationship between the operator network and the GSP; instantiating the tunnel in response to determining that the request satisfies the tunneling criteria, where instantiating the tunnel includes the gateway transmitting tunnel instructions to other nodes of the operator network; and routing the data through the tunnel to transmit the data to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Humberto Jose La Roche, Desmond Joseph O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10667125
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for receiving, from a mobile device, a request to register with a mobility network, the mobile device including a partially-activated subscriber identification module (SIM); determining that the partially-activated SIM qualifies for on-device activation; in response to determining that the partially-activated SIM qualifies for on-device activation, providing a short message service (SMS) message to the mobile device through the mobility network, the SMS message including a uniform resource locator (URL); in response to activation of the URL, providing, to the mobile device, access to an activation portal web page associated with the URL, wherein SIM data and device data are automatically provided to the activation portal web page; and receiving, from the mobile device, activation data, and in response, activating the SIM and provisioning the mobile device within the mobility network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, L.P., CRICKET WIRELESS LLC, AT&T MOBILTY II LLC
    Inventors: Tina Steeley, Dennis Duffy, Vadim Nerovnia, Kenneth Hughes, Andre Lakhansingh, Derek Baylor, Umair Rabbani, Jacqueline Levy Johnson, Chris Denton Morris, Elizabeth Petronella Grimbergen
  • Patent number: 10659596
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for controlling content and/or sound provided to a user including generating content data configured for presentation on a display, transmitting the content data to one of the display, a speaker, or both, collecting behavior data of the user sensed by the tracking sensor, and determining whether behavior data represents a value that satisfies a threshold value. When the value satisfies the threshold value, generating, by the processing module of the device, a change in the content data presented on at least one of the display, the speaker, or both, and when the value does not satisfy the threshold value, presenting, by the processing module, the same content data on at least one of least one of the display, the speaker, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10660059
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an efficient method for identifying receiving devices with similar attributes and displaying their respective locations to each other using data packets receiving from transmission associated with beacons. The system can receive unique beacon identifiers from a first receiving device, determine its location, receive a request for a match comprising a set of attributes, query a database and identify a second user associated with a second receiving device based on the received set of attributes, determine a location for the second receiving device, and generate/transmit a graphical user interface to the first receiving device informing the first user about the location of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John