Patents Examined by Kamran Afshar
  • Patent number: 10334553
    Abstract: A wireless communications network registration method applied to a dual-card dual-pass terminal including a first modem and a second modem. The method includes reading, by the terminal, a card identifier from a subscriber identity card, and if a quantity of subscriber identity cards in the terminal is one and a service provider identifier of the subscriber identity card is a preset identifier, performing, by the terminal, packet switched (PS) registration for the first modem using the card identifier of the subscriber identity card, and performing, by the terminal, circuit switched (CS) registration for the second modem using the card identifier of the subscriber identity card. An embodiment of the present disclosure further provides a terminal. Hence, a problem that a terminal cannot implement concurrency of a data service and a voice call can be resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Li Shen
  • Patent number: 10334111
    Abstract: A system for providing emergency telephone call solutions for wireless devices using a voice over data network, the system having the voice over data network to recognize an emergency call from one of the wireless devices, to determine whether a cellular network is available to receive the emergency call, and to transmit the emergency call to the cellular network, a gateway for converting the emergency call between a first format for the voice over data network and a second format for a public switched telephone network associated with the cellular network, a mobile virtual network operator to communicate information associated with the emergency call to the cellular network and to the voice over data network, and the voice over data network and the cellular network to route the emergency call and the information associated with the emergency call to an emergency authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Theodore Vagelos
  • Patent number: 10333638
    Abstract: A method for predicting outdoor three-dimensional space signal field strength by extended COST-231-Walfisch-Ikegami propagation model, comprising: establishing a three-dimensional scene model between a transmitting base station and a predicted region space; performing an on-site measurement according to a certain resolution in a prediction region and recording wireless signal strength information at a height of 1 m above the ground; acquiring a vertical cross section between the transmitting base station and a receiving point at a height of 1 m above the ground, and acquiring therefrom an average roof height, an average street width and an average between-building space; predicting a reception signal strength at a measurement point in a calculation formula of a COST-231-Walfishch-Ikegami propagation model; correcting the COST-231-Walfishch-Ikegami propagation model of the measurement point according to an error ? between measured data and a prediction result; acquiring a vertical cross section between the tra
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Lai Zhihua, Xia Bing
  • Patent number: 10334427
    Abstract: Techniques to manage notifications for state changes of eSIMs of a mobile device are described. Processing circuitry of the mobile device provides a command to the eUICC to delete an eSIM. The eUICC changes the state of the eSIM to a locked state and generates a notification of the forthcoming state change before completion of the transition to the deleted state. The processing circuitry sends the notification to a provisioning server and provides to the eUICC a response indicating successful delivery of the notification, and the eUICC subsequently transitions the eSIM to the deleted state. While the eSIM is in the locked state, applications and files of the eSIM can be unusable. In some embodiments, credentials of the eSIM can be reused to re-authenticate with a wireless network in order to deliver the notification to the provisioning server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Xiangying Yang
  • Patent number: 10334426
    Abstract: An online/offline attribution system for an internet-of-things platform. The online/offline attribution system includes a script module, pixel URL, consent database, sensor unit, a mapping module, and probabilistic device matching module. The script module is integrated with a digital platform to identify information about customers. The pixel URL is integrated with the script module to identify the MSISDN. The consent database stores consented MSISDN. The probabilistic device matching module determines the digital interactions of the customers across computing units. The sensor unit retrieves a unique identification number associated with the mobile device and transmits to the telecom server unit. The mapping module maps the retrieved unique identification number with stored consented MSISDN to generate and transmit a mapped consented MSISDN to backend server unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Abhishek Pitti
  • Patent number: 10334429
    Abstract: A network device receives a location update message from a mobile network switch. The location update message indicates that a mobile device is registered with the mobile network switch. The location update message includes an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) associated with the mobile device. The network device determines, based at least on the IMSI, a plurality of MSISDNs associated with the mobile device, including a first MSISDN that is enabled for calling and a second MSISDN that is not enabled for calling. The network device transmits, in response to the location update message, subscriber data to a database associated with the mobile network switch, which associates the IMSI with the first MSISDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert F. Piscopo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10326867
    Abstract: An arrangement is described for measuring performance characteristics of a hands free telephone system. There is a measurement system which is coupleable over a telephone audio interface directly to the hands free telephone system for measuring the performance characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Haulick, Guido Kolano, Martin Roessler, Hans-Joerg Koepf, Walter Schnug, Markus Buck
  • Patent number: 10327217
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide techniques for registering devices with a distributed antenna system (DAS) and managing access to one or more mobile networks provided through the DAS. The DAS may include a centralized hub that may interface with various base stations to provide one or more mobile networks in a DAS deployment. In some embodiments, the centralized hub may communicate with one or more remote units that convert signals received from the centralized hub to be communicated using one of the distributed antennas. When a device attempts to connect to the mobile network, an access manager in the DAS can determine whether the device can access the mobile network. Access can be determined based on device registration with the DAS. In various embodiments, different service levels may be made available to different users, devices, types of traffic, etc. by the DAS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Zinwave, Ltd
    Inventor: Matthew P Pasulka
  • Patent number: 10327094
    Abstract: Systems and methods including mobile devices determining their locations using a location determination system, such as a global positioning system. A set of locations, including locations of one or more mobile devices, are identified by their coordinates on the surface of the Earth. The set of locations are efficiently organized into a graph of locations connecting to neighboring locations with edges representing distances to their neighboring locations. For each respective location, a computing device combines coordinates of the respective location into an identifier of a cell that contains the respective location without floating point computations, and stores cell-location data associating respective cells with respective locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: NINTHDECIMAL, INC.
    Inventors: Paolo D'Alberto, Veronica Milenkiy, Ahmad Fairiz Azizi
  • Patent number: 10327157
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamically targeting optimization of network elements in a network are described. In some embodiments, the systems and methods identify one or more network elements (e.g., cells) that are newly added to a network that is associated with currently running automated network optimization processes, optionally group the identified one or more network elements into temporary element lists that are based on shared parameters for the one or more network elements, compare the one or more network elements and/or the temporary element lists to element inclusion policies of the automated network optimization processes, and update the automated network optimization processes based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: David James Ryan, Eamonn Gormley, Anthony Keng-San Wong, Stephan McLaughlin, Timothy Treptow
  • Patent number: 10327223
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing switching control between uplink (UL) and sidelink (SL) in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) receives control information for a transmission direction of a specific type of communication from a network, and determines one of the UL or the SL as the transmission direction of the specific type of communication based on the control information. The specific type of communication may correspond to vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10326641
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for using RF energy on an uplink channel to transition an unpowered access point to a power-up state. One apparatus 300 includes a processor 305 that receives uplink data from a remote unit 105 over a first uplink channel and determines whether to offload the data traffic of the remote unit 105 to an access point 115, wherein the access point 115 transitions to a power-up state after harvesting radio energy from a second uplink channel. The processor 305 further allocates uplink resources to the remote unit 105 on the second uplink channel in response to determining to offload the data traffic of the remote unit 105 to the access point 115. The apparatus may further include a radio transceiver 325 for receiving uplink data from the remote unit 105 over the first and second uplink channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Apostolis K. Salkintzis, Robert T. Love, Vahid Pourahmadi
  • Patent number: 10321382
    Abstract: There is provided a method, performed by a network node, for steering of access between cells. The method comprises receiving, from user equipment, a report indicating failure to access a cell, also referred to as a rejecting cell, due to internal reasons of another network node, also referred to as a rejecting network node, serving the rejecting cell. The method also comprises steering the access of the user equipment between cells by modifying at least one offloading parameter and/or threshold based on the report indicating failure to access the rejecting cell due to internal reasons of the rejecting network node serving the rejecting cell. With this new type of report the network can modify offloading parameter(s) and/or threshold(s) in a more suitable way since the network has more information available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Oumer Teyeb, Mattias Tan Bergström, Angelo Centonza, Christofer Lindheimer, Filip Mestanov
  • Patent number: 10317505
    Abstract: A computer system is provided that includes one or more processors configured to receive a stream of data from a plurality of network connected devices configured to measure physical parameters, and store a user profile including user settings for a plurality of notification subscriptions associated with physical parameters measured by the plurality of network connected devices. Each notification subscription includes programming logic for a trigger condition for a candidate notification based on measured physical parameters and an associated component sound for the candidate notification. The one or more processors are further configured to determine that trigger conditions for a plurality of candidate notifications are met based on the received stream of data, and generate a composite sound output including a plurality of component sounds associated with the plurality of notifications rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Jeffrey Sipko, Adolfo Hernandez Santisteban, Priya Ganadas, Ishac Bertran, Andrew Frederick Muehlhausen, Aaron Daniel Krauss
  • Patent number: 10320977
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a device comprising a processor detects a communication session between a calling device and a called device, and receives a motion signal from the called device; the motion signal is generated at a motion sensor of the called device during or after the communication session. The device analyzes the motion signal to determine whether a portion of the motion signal corresponds to a preselected motion of the called device and whether a subsequent call from the calling device accordingly is to be blocked. Responsive to a determination that the subsequent call is to be blocked, the device also updates a list of blocked caller identifiers associated with the called device to add an identifier associated with the calling device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Kim Brackett, Liaqat Ali, William Morris, IV
  • Patent number: 10314001
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing adaptive location sampling in mobile devices. The approach involves determining one or more maneuvers from among a plurality of one or more links representing a localized area of a transportation network. Each of the one or more maneuvers is a combination of two or more adjacent links of the one or more links. The approach also involves determining a road length and a speed attribute for each link in said each maneuver. The approach further involves calculating a travel time for said each maneuver based on the road length and the speed attribute of said each link. The approach further involves calculating a sampling interval for the mobile device traveling in the localized area based on the travel time. The mobile device is configured to collect probe data using one or more sensors at the sampling interval while traveling in the localized area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jane Macfarlane, Bo Xu
  • Patent number: 10314077
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described in which an unlicensed spectrum is used for Long Term Evolution (LTE) communications. One method includes performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) for an unlicensed spectrum in a current gating interval to determine whether the unlicensed spectrum is available for a transmission in a next transmission interval, and gating OFF the transmission in the unlicensed spectrum for the next transmission interval when the determination is that the unlicensed spectrum is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Naga Bhushan, Durga Prasad Malladi, Yongbin Wei, Peter Gaal, Tao Luo, Tingfang Ji, Gavin Bernard Horn, Wanshi Chen, Aleksandar Damnjanovic
  • Patent number: 10313837
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for defining zones used in location-based services. A mobile device with administrative privileges is moved in a path within a venue. The path is recorded and the interior of the path forms a zone. Additionally, embodiments provide for modification of existing zones based on a recorded path from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10306519
    Abstract: At least one application service is provided to a user equipment (10), utilizing an application service platform (150A) at an access node (110A) of a cellular network and a further application service platform (150A) at a further access node of the cellular network. A parameter is determined which is indicative of a delay associated with transfer of context data from the application service platform (150A) to the further application service platform (150B) in one or more handover messages controlling a handover of the user equipment (10) from the access node (110A) to the further access node (110B). The context data are associated with at least one user session of the at least one application service provided to the user equipment (10). Depending on the determined delay, migration of the user session from the application service platform (150A) to the further application service platform (150B) is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Johan Rune, Lars Westberg, Vinay Yadhav
  • Patent number: 10299135
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to coexistence of a cellular communications network technology (e.g., Long Term Evolution (LTE)) and another wireless technology (e.g., WiFi) in a shared unlicensed spectrum are disclosed. In particular, the present disclosure provides systems and methods that mitigate or avoid grabbing of an unlicensed, or shared, frequency band utilized by a wireless communications network node by a node of another wireless technology that operates according to a listen-before-talk scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Christopher Richards, Michael Petras, Jung-Fu Cheng