Patents Examined by Jean Gelin
  • Patent number: 10581660
    Abstract: DM-RS symbols may be inserted in the beginning of a subframe, or in two parts of the subframe. In one aspect, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus for dynamically conveying DM-RS information are provided. The apparatus may be a base station. The apparatus may determine the number of DM-RS symbols and/or the locations within a subframe for transmission of the DM-RS symbols. The apparatus may transmit the number of the DM-RS symbols and/or the locations within the subframe for transmission of the DM-RS symbols to a UE. In another aspect, a UE may receive the number of DM-RS symbols and/or the locations within a subframe for transmission of the DM-RS symbols from a base station. The UE may decode the DM-RS symbols from the subframe based on the number of the DM-RS symbols and/or the locations within a subframe for transmission of the DM-RS symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Tao Luo, Juergen Cezanne, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10578743
    Abstract: Systems and methods of determining a device position are described. GPS and cellular signals, in addition to VIO displacement are used to determine the device position via a loose or tight coupling algorithm. Both algorithms iteratively linearize base station position equations around an intermediate position that changes each iteration based on VIO displacement and solves the linearized solutions until convergence. The loose coupling algorithm uses the GPS fix as an initiation position, linearizing and solving using the base station equations only. The tight coupling algorithm linearizes both the base station and GPS position equations, using an arbitrary initial position. To account for multipath effects, the linearization and solution are performed for multiple random sets of measurements and the position with the smallest error metric is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rakesh Kalathil, Venkatesan Nallampatti Ekambaram, Shilpa Talwar, Feng Xue
  • Patent number: 10582523
    Abstract: The apparatus for wireless communication includes a processing system. The processing system is configured to establish a first radio link with a master base station, establish a second radio link with a first cell associated with a secondary base station, wherein the second radio link comprises a SRB, receive a RRC connection reconfiguration signal from the second radio link SRB to enable measurement reports associated with the second radio link, and provide a measurement report to the secondary base station associated with the second radio link using the second radio link SRB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn, Aziz Gholmieh, Soo Bum Lee, Ozcan Ozturk, Ajay Gupta
  • Patent number: 10573020
    Abstract: A method for location validation through physical surroundings is described. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a location of a user device, transmitting to the user device, a request for additional information, receiving the additional information from the user device in response to the request, the second identifier matching the first identifier, comparing the received additional information with stored data pre-associated with the received location, and verifying the received location based at least in part on the comparing. In some embodiments, the request for additional information includes at least one of a request for a first image captured at a first direction, a request for a second image captured at a second direction, a request for a third image captured at a pre-determined tilt angle, a request for a stream of images captured in a pre-determined pattern, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Ilya Sokolov, Keith Newstadt
  • Patent number: 10572882
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for tracking and responding to mobile events in a relationship management system is described. The method may include detecting a mobile event associated with a user of a relationship management system. Furthermore, the method may include analyzing the mobile event to determine at least one relationship management process associated with the user for which the mobile event is related. The method may also include generating one or more relationship management system notifications for transmission to the mobile device of the user prior to initiation of the mobile event, and generating one or more relationship management suggestions or relationship management system notifications for transmission to the mobile device of the user after a termination of the mobile event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Jason Li, Adam Evans, Steve Loughlin, Patricio Echague
  • Patent number: 10567570
    Abstract: The present teaching relates to method, system, and medium for cross network communications. Information related to an application running on a user device is first received, which includes a state of the application and sensor data obtained with respect to a user interacting with the application on the user device. A request is sent to an application server for an instruction of a state transition of the application. A light weight model (LWM) for an object involved in the state transition is received and is personalized based on at least one of the sensor data and one or more preferences related to the user to generate a personalized model (PM) for the object, which is then sent to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: DMAI, INC.
    Inventors: Nawar Rajab, Nishant Shukla
  • Patent number: 10567571
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technique for managing communications of portable devices within a vehicle through an in-vehicle router system. The in-vehicle router system includes a plurality of out-of-band interfaces used to determine a user type associated with a portable device used to manage a connection with a wireless access point. The out-of-band interface receives a query from a portable device via a first communication link. The query includes identifying information of the portable device and a request for network credentials to a second communication link with a wireless access point. A user type is determined based on a location of the out-of-band interface and a unique identifier. Network credentials associated with the determined user type are retrieved. The network credentials are provided to the portable device via the first communication link. Access to the second communication link is restricted based on the user type and/or vehicle status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Sivashankar Yoganathan, Anand Ganesan Kaygee, Michael David Dipperstein, Roy Lujan Soto
  • Patent number: 10560174
    Abstract: Embodiments of latency reduction for wireless data transmission are generally described herein. A user equipment (UE) identifies a shortened transmission time interval (xTTI) length configuration for a time division duplexing (TDD) component carrier (CC), the xTTI length configuration comprising a length in time or a length in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols. The UE identifies scheduling timing and hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) timing of physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) and physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) on the TDD CC based on the identified xTTI length configuration. The UE signals for transmission of a HARQ acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) based on the identified xTTI length configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Hong He, Seunghee Han, Alexei Vladimirovich Davydov, Christian Ibars Casas, Gang Xiong
  • Patent number: 10555148
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a first set of applications installed on a first device is identified. Device characteristics of a second device may be ascertained. An application store for the second device may be determined based, at least in part, on the device characteristics of the second device. A second set of applications corresponding to the first set of applications is selected, where the second set of applications is available from the application store and compatible with the device characteristics of the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Stoner, Mike Chrabaszcz
  • Patent number: 10554540
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosure relate to controlling allocations for independent links. For example, a device may dynamically control the uplink/downlink allocations for different links. In some aspects, the independent links may involve a first device (e.g., a user equipment) communicating via different independent links with different devices (e.g., transmit receive points (TRPs) or sets of TRPs). At least one device may signal the uplink/downlink allocation for the different links. If the isolation between links is high, the links may use different time division duplexed (TDD) or frequency division duplexed (FDD) subframe structures. If the isolation is low or for certain types of information (e.g., control information), the direction of transmission for one link may be constrained to be the same as the direction of transmission for another link (e.g., the links may use the same TDD/FDD frame structures). Also, sounding on different links may be time division multiplexed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tao Luo, Juan Montojo, Tamer Kadous, Junyi Li, Xiaoxia Zhang, Jing Sun, Taesang Yoo, Siddhartha Mallik
  • Patent number: 10542407
    Abstract: Techniques are described that facilitate analyzing real-time communication sessions between a client device of a client account and a third-party device for the purpose of detecting safety concerns that may impact a client associated with the client device. The real-time communication sessions may include voice or text communications provisioned by a telecommunication service provider. In response to detecting a safety concern, notification data may be sent to a trusted device associated with the client account that alerts a trusted person of the inferred safety concern. In some examples, a safety concern may be inferred based on an irregular performance or non-performance of a regularly conducted real-time communication session. Moreover, communication session modification data may be sent to a client device involved in the real-time communication session for the purpose of terminating the real-time communication session based at least in part on safety concerns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Parag Garg
  • Patent number: 10542549
    Abstract: According to one configuration, a base station controller monitors use of multiple wireless channels amongst multiple wireless base stations operating in a wireless network environment. In response to detecting under allocation of wireless channels between a first wireless base station and a first group of communication devices, the base station control allocates a supplemental wireless channel to the first wireless base station. In one embodiment, the base station controller de-allocates a wireless channel from a second wireless base station and assigns the de-allocated wireless channel to the first wireless base station as the supplemental wireless channel. The base station controller then transmits a channel allocation communication to the first wireless base station, the channel allocation communication indicating an identity of the supplemental wireless channel allocated for use by the first wireless base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Lakhbir Singh
  • Patent number: 10536811
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system that provides location and information communication including a beacon, wherein the beacon transmits both information and data related to the beacon's relevant range and a receiving device, wherein the receiving device determines whether the transmitted information is relevant based on the received signal strength and the transmitted data related to relevant range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Scientific Corporation
    Inventors: Raghu Arunachalam, L. Robert Crouthamel
  • Patent number: 10531288
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are systems, methods, and machine readable mediums which provide for a data management microservice which registers and manages data across multiple microservices to reduce data fragmentation and to ensure correct disposal of this data upon request. In some examples, the data management microservice may include an erasure service which ensures that all data corresponding to a data characteristic is deleted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Dzung D Tran
  • Patent number: 10531223
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to a method, apparatus, and system for matching users in connection with a Location-Based Service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Jiajia Li, Liang Wang, Letao Wang
  • Patent number: 10523809
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention are detection systems and methods for detecting call provenance based on call audio. An exemplary embodiment of the detection system can comprise a characterization unit, a labeling unit, and an identification unit. The characterization unit can extract various characteristics of networks through which a call traversed, based on call audio. The labeling unit can be trained on prior call data and can identify one or more codecs used to encode the call, based on the call audio. The identification unit can utilize the characteristics of traversed networks and the identified codecs, and based on this information, the identification unit can provide a provenance fingerprint for the call. Based on the call provenance fingerprint, the detection system can identify, verify, or provide forensic information about a call audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Balasubramaniyan, Mustaque Ahamad, Patrick Gerard Traynor, Michael Thomas Hunter, Aamir Poonawalla
  • Patent number: 10499243
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the present disclosure, a method and technique for caller authentication is disclosed. The method includes: responsive to initiation of a telephone call by a caller from a first telephone unit to a second telephone unit, retrieving an identification object comprising identification information corresponding to the caller; encrypting the identification object using an encryption key stored on the first telephone unit; and transmitting, as part of the telephone call, the encrypted caller identification object to a telephone network destined for the second telephone unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vinicio Bombacino, Antonio Di Cocco, Leonardo Lanni, Andrea Tortosa
  • Patent number: 10498902
    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: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Inderpal Singh Mumick, Surinder Singh Anand
  • Patent number: 10499445
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are disclosed for providing a next-generation network service in a heterogeneous network environment. The present disclosure in some embodiments provides a method and an apparatus, which can operate a conventional network and a next-generation network in an interworking arrangement with high reliability, and can process high-speed data communications by using the next-generation network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sangsoo Jeong, Chang-soon Choi
  • Patent number: 10484992
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein to selectively protect some resources of a transmission opportunity, but not all resources of a transmission opportunity. A base station may schedule resources to be used to communicate data with a user equipment (UE). To indicate to potential interference sources, a silencing message may broadcast to other network entities. The silencing message may include an indication of resources to be protected for a transmission between the base station and the UE. The silencing message may indicate a subset of resources that is less than a set of all resources of a transmission opportunity. In some examples, the silencing message may indicate a subset of frequency subbands of the transmission opportunity. In response to the silencing message, potential interference sources may refrain from communicating data during the indicated subset of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Tamer Kadous