Patents Examined by Jing Gao
  • Patent number: 11558848
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, at an electronic device, an event has occurred; detecting, using a device sensor, that the electronic device is proximate to at least one other person; accessing, in a storage location, a rule set including a rule regarding the detecting that the electronic device is proximate to at least one other person; identifying, using a processor of the electronic device, a type of notification for the event based on the rule set; and providing, using an output device of the electronic device, a notification of the type identified. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Carl Mese, Scott Edwards Kelso, Aaron Michael Stewart, Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J. Peterson, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Patent number: 11503453
    Abstract: An improved core network that allows a UE to still initiate and/or receive communications via a native SIM line even if the registration of a virtual line fails is described herein. For example, the UE may include embedded virtual line settings that, when enabled, cause the UE to transmit a virtual line registration request to the core network. The core network can determine whether the UE is authorized to register a virtual line. If the UE is authorized, the core network can register a native SIM line, register the virtual line, and transmit a single message to the UE indicating that the native SIM and virtual lines are registered. If the UE is not authorized, the core network still registers the native SIM line and transmits a single message to the UE indicating that the native SIM line is registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Tanveer Akhtar, Sabuhi Kiran Zaifuddin
  • Patent number: 11496865
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes receiving, at a mobile device, a wireless message. The method includes determining, at the mobile device at a first location, first ambient signal data. The wireless message includes (i) message content and (ii) second ambient signal data for a second location, wherein the message content corresponds to the second location. The method includes comparing, at the mobile device, the first ambient signal data and the second ambient signal data. The method also includes determining, at the mobile device, whether to present a message indicative of the message content at a user interface of the mobile device based at least in part on the comparison of the first ambient signal data and the second ambient signal data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Romit Roy Choudhury
  • Patent number: 11477772
    Abstract: A receiver receives a radio signal broadcast by a transmitter of a wireless communication network. The transmitter serves a cell of the wireless communication network in which the receiver is located. The radio signal has a plurality of configuration messages. Each configuration message includes information defining at least one location in the cell and parameters for a communication of the receiver with the wireless communication network. The parameters is associated with the certain location. The receiver determines the parameters for the communication of the receiver with the wireless communication network using a position of the receiver in the cell and the plurality of configuration messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Martin Kasparick, Renato Cavalcante, Slawomir Stanczak
  • Patent number: 11412347
    Abstract: Described in this document are ways to accomplish high resolution and high dynamic range Doppler-Effect measurements for use in wireless communications and other applications such as positioning. Doppler Effect (interchangeably called Doppler shift or Doppler frequency shift) measurements have traditionally been done with purpose-built devices, such as pulse-based radars. Presented in this document are alternative ways to incorporate Doppler frequency shift measurement using modulated carrier signals with a conventional radio, without additional hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: PhasorLab, Inc.
    Inventors: Cuneyt Demirdag, Joshua C. Park, Glen Wolverton, Devang Topiwala
  • Patent number: 11412186
    Abstract: A method and system for enhancement of video systems using wireless device proximity detection. The enhanced video system consists of one or more video capture devices along with one or more sensors detecting the presence of devices with some form of wireless communications enabled. The proximity of a device communicating wirelessly is sensed and cross referenced with received video image information. Through time, movement of wirelessly communicating mobile devices through a venue or set of venues can be deduced and additionally cross referenced to and augmented over image data from the set of video capture devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: James Francis Hallett, Kirk Arnold Moir
  • Patent number: 11395099
    Abstract: A student tracking system deploys distributed sensors throughout a school building. The distributed sensors receive identification information broadcast by user devices carried by occupants of the school such as students, teachers and school administrators. The student tracking system tracks the location of the occupants within the building based on which sensors most recently detected the user devices. The system sends the location information for the occupants to tracking devices operated by tracking users such as school administrators, emergency responders and/or parents. The tracking devices also present to the parents image data captured by surveillance cameras depicting the students. Additionally, the distributed sensors detect the presence of unauthorized individuals within the school building by determining whether an individual detected via a proximity or motion detector corresponds to identification information for a registered user device received by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Miguel Galvez, Walter A. Martin, Danny Hyun
  • Patent number: 11392171
    Abstract: A holder (101) for a mobile electronic device includes a case portion (102), a connection member (107), and a handle (106). The case portion is configured for holding the mobile electronic device. The handle is rotatable about the connection member. The connection member includes a first flange (112) on a first side of the connection member and a second flange (113) on a second side of the connection member opposite the first side of the connection member. The first flange is spaced from the second flange such that a first portion of the handle is held in an axial position relative to the case portion by the combination of and between the first flange and the second flange. The connection member is a single body. An entirety of the connection member is removable from the rest of the holder through the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Speculative Product Design, LLC
    Inventors: Darrick Del Moral, Alan Yu Tung Ng, Ryan Klauer, Christopher William Ledesma, Bryan Hynecek, Logan Price, Sean Ng Pack, Monica Elizabeth Wright
  • Patent number: 11388614
    Abstract: Magnetic field sensors of mobile devices are used for providing the mobile devices with information at a locally extremely restricted area in that, specifically, a magnetic field modulated with the information is locally generated at this position by an information signal generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Fraunhofer Portugal Research
    Inventor: Dirk Elias
  • Patent number: 11381607
    Abstract: Disclosed are an IMS user registration method and device. The method comprises: after an HSS receives a registration request of a user terminal having no authentication data, acquiring configuration information of the user terminal; obtaining an authentication verification code ResponseHSS by using a random number and an attribute identifier of the user terminal, wherein the attribute identifier comprises an IMSI, an IMEI and an IMS identifier; sending the random number to the user terminal, and receiving a response verification code Response fed back by the user terminal; and determining whether the Response is the same as the ResponseHSS, and if so, sending the registration request to an application server to carry out registration of the user terminal. The technical problem in the prior art of greatly affecting the security of an enterprise network due to the fact that a device used by an IMS user cannot be controlled is solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Pengcheng Wu
  • Patent number: 11368892
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for performing positioning measurements at a mobile device during a positioning session with a serving cell. In an aspect, the mobile device determines to trigger a coverage-enhanced (CE) mode before a positioning session timeout for the positioning session expires, continues performance of the positioning measurements during the positioning session with the serving cell while the mobile device remains connected to the serving cell due to the triggered CE mode, determines whether the positioning measurements have been completed or the positioning session timeout has expired, and responsive to the determination that the positioning measurements have been completed or that the positioning session timeout has expired, reports, to a network entity in the wireless communications network, actual handover measurements to enable the network entity to make a handover determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Amit Jain, Mangesh Shete
  • Patent number: 11316254
    Abstract: A multicell access method using beamforming in a wireless communication system is provided. In the method for operating a terminal, an access procedure for accessing a first base station using a first antenna and accessing a second base station using a second antenna is performed. Communication with the first base station is performed using the first antenna. Communication with the second base station is performed using the second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Jin Kim, Yung-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 11317238
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for allocating monitoring resources of a mobile device based on information received at the mobile device. A plurality of outdoor regions and a plurality of indoor regions associated with a geographic area may be stored on the mobile device. Additionally, a determination may be made whether the mobile device is outside of each of the plurality of outdoor regions. Additionally, monitoring resources of the mobile device may be allocated in a first mode or a second mode based on the determination whether the mobile device is outside of each of the plurality of outdoor regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PHUNWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Quan Feng, Jason Schmitt, Hua Luo, Narayan Iyer, Paresh Suthar, Matthew Lindenberger
  • Patent number: 11297462
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods for managing mobile assets at a worksite. A system computer creates a geofence relating to the geolocation of a first communication device disposed in a first mobile asset, the data points of the geofence periodically updated according to the geolocation of the first communication device such that changes in the geolocation of the first communication device are proportionally reflected in the updated geolocation of the datapoints of the geofence. The cycle time of a second communication device disposed in a second mobile asset can be determined by determining the amount of time lapsed after the second communication device triggers the geofence. Various triggering events are described. Various shapes of the geofence are described to avoid unintended triggers of the geofence by assets, including polygonal shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Foresight Intelligence Inc.
    Inventors: Dale Hanna, Daniel Schaefer
  • Patent number: 11233560
    Abstract: An air-to-ground communications system includes at least one base station to be positioned on the ground and including a ground-based transceiver, a phased array antenna coupled to the ground-based transceiver, and a beamforming network coupled to the ground-based transceiver. The ground-based transceiver is configured to provide data traffic and control information to an aircraft. The beamforming network is configured to simultaneously generate at least one narrow antenna beam for the data traffic and at least one wide beam for the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SmartSky Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Moffatt, Kevin Carl Gustke
  • Patent number: 11229083
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein may provide for the return (e.g., reconnection) of a User Equipment (“UE”) to a first radio access network (“RAN”) to which the UE was connected, after the UE has been redirected to a second RAN based on the occurrence of an event. The event may include a voice call placed by or to the UE. The return of the UE to the first RAN may occur based on a request from the UE, such as a request made via Radio Resource Control (“RRC”) messaging. The UE may make the request upon termination of the voice call. The first RAN may queue downlink data for the UE, received from a core network or some other source, based on receiving the request, in order to allow the UE to be instructed to connect to (e.g., be redirected to) the first RAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 11212648
    Abstract: A system for privacy protection includes a processor and a terminal including a location detection device. The processor performs: identifying a presence possible ranges of the terminal at a first time and at a second time earlier than the first time from a combination of information on a first region including the location at the first time, and information on a second region including the location at the second time and having been already transmitted to an external apparatus; determining whether each of the identified presence possible ranges satisfies a preset condition for a presence possible range that may be known by a third party; when the condition is not satisfied, transmitting the information on a third region including the first region and a region other than the first region, as information on a region where the terminal is present at the first time, to the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Shizuko Ichikawa, Junya Kani, Hisatoshi Yamaoka, Naoki Nishiguchi, Eiichi Takahashi, Kota Itakura, Akira Shiba, Miwa Okabayashi
  • Patent number: 11201960
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a message sending method and a processing device. The method comprises: detecting a trigger duration of a send key; determining a valid duration of a to-be-sent object according to the trigger duration; and sending the to-be-sent object to a receiver, wherein the valid duration is used for destroying the to-be-sent object from the receiver when a view duration of the to-be-sent object by the receiver is greater than or equal to the valid duration. This solution solves the technical problem of poor user experience caused by the existing overly cumbersome secret message sending process, thereby achieving the technical effect of easily and efficiently sending secret messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Ming Hon Chow
  • Patent number: 11193786
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for determining a final location associated with a service requester. The method includes obtaining, by at least one computer server of an online transportation service platform, an initial location associated with a service requester; comparing, by the at least one computer server, the initial location with a plurality of candidate locations in a database to generate at least one match result; and determining, by the at least one computer server, a final location based on the at least one match result, wherein the final location is associated with the initial location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Lingyu Zhang, Chong Shen, Zexiang Huang, Shengwei Li, Chao Guo
  • Patent number: 11163034
    Abstract: A system for determining the location of a mobile receiver unit includes static transmitter units, each including a respective clock which it uses to transmit a positioning signal according to a respective transmission schedule. The mobile receiver unit receives a positioning signal from any of the static transmitter units. A first processing means uses information relating to the received positioning signal to determine the location of the mobile receiver unit. A second processing means uses information relating to a respective drift and/or offset of each of the clocks of the static transmitter units to generate transmission schedules for the static transmitter units. Each transmission schedule instructs a respective static transmitter unit to transmit a positioning signal at one or more scheduled times according to the clock of the static transmitter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sonitor Technologies AS
    Inventors: Oystein Olsen, Wilfred Booij