Patents Examined by Jean Gelin
  • Patent number: 10869165
    Abstract: To provide a base station apparatus, a terminal apparatus, a location server, and a communication apparatus that are capable of improving position estimation accuracy. A physical signal generating unit configured to generate first positioning reference signal and second positioning reference signal, and a transmitter configured to transmit the first positioning reference signal and the second positioning reference signal to a terminal apparatus are provided. The first positioning reference signal is mapped on one resource block and the second positioning reference signal is mapped on at least six resource blocks. The resource block is constituted of prescribed subcarriers in a frequency domain. A maximum v number of consecutive subframes on which the first positioning reference signal is transmitted is larger than a maximum number of consecutive subframes on which the second positioning reference signal is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Ryota Yamada, Katsuya Kato, Yasuhiro Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10869295
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jingxing Fu, Bin Yu, Chen Qian, Feifei Sun
  • Patent number: 10862770
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting, that a Network Function (NF) service consumer in a core network of a cellular communications system has restarted are disclosed. A method of operation of a NF service consumer in a core network of a cellular communications system comprises sending, to a NF service producer, a message comprising information related to a unit of the NF service consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yunjie Lu, Wenliang Xu, Yong Yang
  • Patent number: 10862986
    Abstract: A device and method for adjusting data communications in presence systems is provided. For a given communication device, of a plurality of communication devices, a controller of server determines a number of the plurality of communication devices that are actively watching presence data associated with the given communication device. Based on the number, the controller adjusts data communications of the given communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Mrowiec, Mariusz R. Wawrowski
  • Patent number: 10863440
    Abstract: A device and a method for saving power in a mobile electronic device are provided. A mobile electronic device includes a plurality of antennas and a transceiver, wherein the transceiver includes a control unit configured to switch to a low power mode to operate in the low power mode, or to operate at least one of the plurality of antennas in the low power mode when a data non-transmission period occurs for a predetermined time in an active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-Wook Song, Jin-Hee Cheon, Da-Hae Chong
  • Patent number: 10852387
    Abstract: A method for determining a location of a client device in a wireless network including the client device and at least three network devices, each of the three network devices having a known location comprises a pairwise exchanges of messages between at least three different pairs of network devices of said at least three network devices. In the pairwise exchange messages, wherein in a pairwise message exchange time difference information of the time difference between reception of a message and subsequent transmission of a message is included. This time difference information is used in the determination of the location of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Handte, Daniel Schneider, Ben Eitel
  • Patent number: 10849007
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention are a method for controlling a VOLTE function based on a mobile terminal, and the mobile terminal. The method comprises: detecting a working state of a VOLTE function; if the VOLTE function is in a disabled state, further obtaining a signal strength of an LTE network where a mobile terminal is located; if the signal strength is greater than or equal to a first strength threshold, continuing to obtain a data traffic of the mobile terminal within a first preset time interval; and if the data traffic is smaller than a first preset traffic value, enabling the VOLTE function. In the way, in the present invention, a VOLTE function can be automatically enabled according to a current use state of a mobile terminal, thereby bringing use convenience to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: JRD Communication (Shenzhen) LTD.
    Inventors: Yanming Lai, Qicai Gu, Yanshan Lin, Caijin Zhong, Lu Jiao
  • Patent number: 10849042
    Abstract: An apparatus is configured to be employed within one or more nodes. The apparatus includes control circuitry. The control circuitry is configured to perform adaptive ranking to generate an alternative ranked set of beam pairs based on an adaptive ranking criteria, where the adaptive ranking criteria includes switching latencies and predicted qualities and select an alternative beam pair of the alternative ranked set of beam pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sarabjot Singh, Anum Ali, Jing Zhu, Nageen Himayat, Candy Yiu
  • Patent number: 10849097
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to information sending methods, and first access network devices and systems. One example system includes a first access network device and a core network device, and a connection for a terminal exists between the first access network device and the core network device. One example method includes determining that context information of the terminal is to be obtained, obtaining the context information of the terminal from the core network device. When determining that the context information of the terminal is to be obtained, the first access network device requests the context information from the core network device without storing the context information in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Du, Bingzhao Li
  • Patent number: 10846619
    Abstract: Systems for dynamically modifying one or more parameters of an event processing device are provided. In some examples, a system may receive data, such as data from a mobile device of a user. The data may include current location information of the mobile device. In some examples, additional data, may also be received. In some examples, one or more machine learning datasets may be used to determine whether a parameter of the event processing device should be modified. If so, an instruction to modify the parameter of the event processing device may be generated and executed. After modifying the parameter, additional data may be received and analyzed to determine whether a triggering event has occurred. If not, the parameter may remain in the modified state. If a triggering event has occurred, the parameter may be further modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Manu Kurian, Abhishek Nagpal
  • Patent number: 10834143
    Abstract: A telephony signalling element and method with a signalling processing function and a session datastore function. The signalling processing function has associated functions that are provided by one or more instantiations, and the session datastore function has associated functions that are provided by one or more instantiations. The instantiations allow for independent scalability of the functions in the telephony signalling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Metaswitch Networks Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrew Caldwell, Charlie Stedman, David Reekie, Nicholas Peter Larkin
  • Patent number: 10834039
    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: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KING.COM LTD.
    Inventors: David Viklund, Driss Louriagli, Pontus Lundwall
  • Patent number: 10827353
    Abstract: An admission system comprising a mobile admission application in communication with a venue admission system. The mobile admission application runs on a mobile communication device under the control of an individual and operates to generate and send an admission request to the venue admission system having the identity of the member. The venue admission system operates to receive the admission request message and to verify the membership of the individual sending the request message. Provided the individual is verified to be a member of the venue, the venue admission system encrypts the member identity and sends the encrypted identity to the mobile admission application. Prior to being admitted to the venue, the mobile admission application generates and send an admission message with the encrypted member identity that is received by the venue admission system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Cuseum, Inc.
    Inventor: Brendan Ciecko
  • Patent number: 10827338
    Abstract: A request is received to suspend providing scam protection to a user device that initiated an outgoing emergency voice call or an outgoing emergency communication message to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). Scam protection for the user device is suspended for a predetermined time period, which allows the PSAP to make return emergency voice calls or send return emergency communication messages to the user device without the scam protection server marking the return emergency voice calls as a scam voice call or marking the emergency communication messages as a scam message during the predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivasa Rao Bodapotula, Homer Nicolas B. Filart, Jose R. Mendoza, Jr., Sandip K. Shrestha, Sarah M. Fleming, Kevin Wai-Chun Lam, Tong Luo
  • Patent number: 10812644
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein may present one or more enhanced communication features during a call. A destination identifier for a communication sent by a first device may be detected, the destination identifier being an identifier associated with a second device. A source identifier for the communication sent by the first device may be detected, the source identifier being an identifier associated with the first device. A connection between the first device and the second device may be established. By the connection, at least one call-enhancing element may be shared with the first device and the second device, the at least one call-enhancing element being associated with at least one of the source identifier and the destination identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: UNITI, LLC
    Inventor: Benjamin J. Whitehorn
  • 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: 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: 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