Patents Examined by Jing Gao
  • Patent number: 12035153
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for the analysis of antennas in a wireless network, and the ensuing detection of misaligned antennas. Images reflecting measures of interference associated with different antennas may be analyzed based on structural similarity index (“SSIM”) or other similarity analysis techniques, and antennas may be paired according to this analysis. The paired antennas may be compared to a known configuration. Mismatches may indicate misalignment or other malfunctions, based on which automated remedial measures (e.g., antenna realignment) may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Birr, Katrina Adams, Brian A. Ward
  • Patent number: 12028784
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for identifying subscribers and/or content creators to each other while attending a real-world/live event. The real-world/live event may be in furtherance of content creation or in furtherance of providing preferential access to subscribers. Identification in the case of subscribers can be based upon subscribership information, commonality of one or more aspects of the subscribers and/or the content creators. For example, a subscriber may be identified with a level of prominence commensurate with the level at which he/she subscribers to a content creator to. Notifications and/or recommendations may be presented in an augmented reality experience along with augmented reality identifications of subscribers and/or content creators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: PATREON, INC.
    Inventor: Timothy Wood
  • Patent number: 11997565
    Abstract: Masking a route by determining a first location of a first user, receiving destination data for the first user, generating a plurality of map segments according to the first location and the destination data, presenting a first map segment to a second user, determining a second location of the first user, and presenting a second map segment to the second user according to the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Timothy Davis, Gandhi Sivakumar, Kushal S. Patel, Sarvesh S. Patel
  • Patent number: 11991307
    Abstract: A communication method for at least one mobile terminal of a user, suitable for setting up data connections or call connections via at least one mobile communication network to a data terminal or to a voice terminal and suitable for the wireless communication with a host server. Thereby a) a wireless communication link is established between the host server and the mobile terminal; b) a voucher is created by the host server; c) the voucher is transmitted to the operator of the mobile communication network or to a service provider; and d) the operator of the mobile communication network or the service provider, on the basis of the voucher, debits communication costs for data connections or call connections of the mobile terminal that were registered during the time period indicated in the voucher, at least in part to an account assigned to the identifier of the host server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: Markus Förster
  • Patent number: 11979799
    Abstract: As described herein, a system, method, and computer program are provided for dynamic charge computation. In use, a change made to a subscription of a customer is detected, wherein the subscription is associated with a billing cycle. Further, responsive to detecting the change and prior to an end of the billing cycle, at least one charge is computed for the subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Nitin Kishor Patil
  • Patent number: 11963128
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology evaluate a client device query to identify an IP address-based estimated location of a mobile device (602, 604). One or more candidate wireless stations are selected in accordance with the IP-based estimated location and a location-relevant response to the query is also generated in accordance with the IP-based location. This information is transmitted to the mobile device. (606, 608). The mobile device compares the received information about the candidate wireless stations against one or more actual wireless stations with which the mobile device is in communication (506, 508). Log information is generated as a result of the comparison. The log information is anonymized and transmitted to the network without user ID or other client-identifiable information included in the log. (FIG. 1, 510) The received log information is then used to validate the initial estimated location. Aggregation of log information from multiple devices may be used in the validation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Antonio Trapanese, Ankit Gupta, Pawel Walczak
  • Patent number: 11963063
    Abstract: A method includes monitoring a geospatial location of a user of a mobile device having a processor communicatively coupled to a memory through the mobile device, date stamping and time stamping the geospatial location of the user through the mobile device, and monitoring, through a server having another processor communicatively coupled to another memory and/or the mobile device, an interaction of the user with the mobile device and/or a device communicatively coupled to the server based on the geospatial location of the user. The method also includes predicting, through the server and/or the mobile device, an event related to the mobile device and/or the device based on the monitoring of the interaction of the user therewith, and enabling, through the server and/or the mobile device, automatic performance of an action on the mobile device and/or the device on behalf of the user in accordance with the prediction of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventor: Vinod Khosla
  • Patent number: 11924686
    Abstract: A computer method and system for analyzing performance of a 5G communication network for determining 4G traffic offload characteristics. Determine relative spectrum efficiency for data downlinks and uplinks in the 5G communication network and determine values for pairs of 4G LTE primary cells and 5G NR primary cells. A heatmap is generated utilizing the determined values for depicting 4G traffic offload characteristics in a 5G communication network wherein the generated heatmap includes a generated line depicting a connection between a LTE PCell to a 5G NR PScell wherein a width of the generated line is scalable relative to a determined percentage of 5G utilized traffic in the 5G communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Zheng Bin Li, Wing F. Lo
  • Patent number: 11877210
    Abstract: A method and a device for assisting the positioning of a device capable of connecting to a Wi-Fi local area network of a domestic gateway of a user. Such a method is implemented by a mobile terminal placed in a domestic environment of the user. The Wi-Fi signal levels emitted by the mobile terminal and received by the domestic gateway originate from the domestic gateway, and at successive time intervals, and an average is calculated during a sliding time window and of a determined duration. This average is compared with a value of at least one determined threshold. A piece of information representative of the area of the domestic environment in which the mobile terminal is located with respect to the domestic gateway, is returned to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Louis-Xavier Carbonnel, Yoann Vincent
  • Patent number: 11863996
    Abstract: An electronic device, a base station, and a method for managing a shared spectrum. The electronic device includes a processor configured to cause the electronic device to obtain coexistence measurement reports (CMRs) from the plurality of BSs; identify interference relationships among the plurality of BSs based on the CMRs; assign a set of BSs to one or more basic allocation units (BAUs) in a plurality of BAUs based on the interference relationships; and transmit a spectrum access grant (SAG) to the set of BSs, wherein the SAG includes BAU assignments for the set of BSs. Each BAU in the plurality of BAUs is a time/frequency unit and the set of BSs includes a primary BS and a secondary BS. The secondary BS can transmit in the one or more BAUs when a transmission of the secondary BS does not interfere with a transmission of the primary BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Ford, Jeongho Jeon, Joonyoung Cho, Vishnu Vardhan Ratnam, Matthew Tonnemacher
  • Patent number: 11864071
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an indoor positioning tag and an indoor positioner. The indoor positioning tag includes a gravity sensor. The indoor positioning tag determines whether to start to transmit a wireless signal according to the acceleration magnitude, the acceleration direction, and the duration of acceleration change detected by the gravity sensor, and adjusts the frequency of the transmission interval of the wireless signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Yan-Cheng Chang, Po-Shan Kao, Cheng-Yang Tseng, Jia-Yang Tsao
  • Patent number: 11856403
    Abstract: Intelligent network access technology (NAT) control is described herein. An event associated with a mobile computing device can be detected. Responsive to the event being detected, a subscriber identity module (SIM) associated with the mobile computing device can access location information associated with a location of the mobile computing device. The SIM can access a configuration table storing NAT data provided by a network for controlling which NATs the mobile computing device is permitted to use to access the network. The SIM can determine, based at least in part on the NAT data and the location information, that a requested NAT of the mobile computing device is not a permissible NAT for the mobile computing device in the location and the SIM can cause the mobile computing device to connect to the network via an alternate NAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyeong Hun An, Mathew George, Nandita Sharma, Phani Ramisetty
  • Patent number: 11849423
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices including transmitting, by a server, a first signal to a set of user equipment; receiving, by a user equipment, the transmitted first signal; transmitting a response indicating whether the user equipment is located within a first specified distance from the provider; determining a subset of user equipment that are within the first specified distance; transmitting a second signal to the determined subset of user equipment; transmitting a third signal to the subset of user equipment; receiving the transmitted third signal while a received countdown timer is still running; transmitting a response indicating whether the user equipment is located within a second specified distance from the provider; determining a second subset of user equipment that are within the second specified distance; and transmitting a fourth signal comprising a second specified amount of time to be added to the previously running countdown timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Elliot Berookhim, Pejman Yedidsion
  • Patent number: 11825315
    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: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Fraunhofer Portugal Research
    Inventor: Dirk Elias
  • Patent number: 11818583
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method and device for unlocking communications. The method can include that, after a connection is established with a second device, a preset time interval for communications in an unlocking process is determined. The method can further include that, after the preset time interval for communications is determined, unlocking communication with the second device is performed according to the preset time interval for communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Tian Jiang
  • Patent number: 11812328
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, adaptively modifying a rate at which anchors broadcast messages into an area of interest based on tag presence status, where the messages may be used by tags to estimate tag position. Tag presence status may include an indication of whether a tag is present, a tag's position, velocity, acceleration, history, and the like. Areas of interest may be redefined based at least in part on tag presence status. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Red Point Positioning Corporation
    Inventors: Zhenzhen Ye, Mingda Zhou, Ed Guntin, Yongsen Ma
  • Patent number: 11778140
    Abstract: A mobile electronic apparatus with a video display, a communication interface, a motion sensor, a sensor for tracking movement of one or more body parts, an audio input device at least in part for voice control input, a processor and memory device for processing at least one computer program, an audio output display, and a powered physical output display. The apparatus may have a an audio input feature, a processor and memory unit, an audio output display, a replaceable memory card, a biometric identification system, a GPS system, a vital sign sensor, and a camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventor: Craig Leigh Linden
  • Patent number: 11750346
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media are described. In one example, a method, on a base station, for providing position measurements signals in a wireless communication network, comprises: determining a plurality of subcarriers for downlink transmission, wherein the plurality of subcarriers for downlink transmission comprise all subcarriers indicated in a resource block of a scheduled time of transmission within a scheduled transmission occasion, wherein the resource block comprises a plurality of symbol periods, wherein each symbol period of the plurality of symbol periods is for transmission of a symbol using one or more subcarriers of the plurality of subcarriers; and transmitting at the scheduled time of transmission, and using each subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers, a wireless position measurement signal at the scheduled transmission occasion, the wireless position measurement signal being part of a sequence of wireless signals representing a position measurement signal bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug, Sven Fischer, Naga Bhushan, Stephen William Edge, Jie Wu, Rayman Wai Pon
  • Patent number: 11743828
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing device efficiency by monitoring and replacing batteries. The system includes a mobile computing device and a data repository, where the data repository is configured to detect a unique device identification, a unique battery identification, a geographic location of the device, and battery information such as the current life of the battery and the number of times the battery has been charged. The mobile computing device in the system communicates the data repository to a processor. The processor calculates when a new battery is needed and the system ships a replacement battery to the facility closest to the location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventors: Charles P. McLellan, Sheetal J. Sonis
  • Patent number: 11714426
    Abstract: A positioning system and a method based on neural network models are provided. The positioning method includes collecting WI-FI® fingerprint data; configuring a computing device to receive the WI-FI® fingerprint data, and the computing device includes a processor and a database storing positioning map data and a group of neural network models including a global positioning model, a coarse positioning model and a fine positioning model; configuring the processor to input the WI-FI® fingerprint data and perform the following steps: estimating a global coordinate through the global positioning model; obtaining the corresponding coarse positioning model from a corresponding primary sub-region to estimate an estimated coarse coordinate of a current position; estimating a plurality of estimated fine coordinates of the current position from the corresponding fine positioning model; and performing a merging process on the estimated fine coordinates to generate a final coordinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventors: Chung-Yuan Chen, Alexander I Chi Lai, Ruey-Beei Wu