Patents Examined by Keith Fang
  • Patent number: 10158748
    Abstract: A mobile terminal equipped with first and second display modules provided at the front and the rear, respectively, and a method of controlling the mobile terminal, is provided. The method includes displaying a screen image related to a first operating mode on the first display module, if it is determined that the mobile terminal has been rotated on a predetermined axial direction, switching the mobile terminal from the first operating mode to a second operating mode; and displaying a screen image related to the second operating mode on the second display module. Therefore, it is possible to control various operations performed by the mobile terminal upon the motion of the mobile terminal using the first and second display modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jun Serk Park, Jung Eun Kim, Kang Min Kim, Min Hun Kang
  • Patent number: 10154528
    Abstract: Handling of related identities may be valuable in communication systems. More particularly, in areas such as long term evolution advanced (LTE-A) proximity services (ProSe), it may be useful to provide for handling of ProSe device to device (D2D) related identities at the radio access network (RAN) level. A method can include deriving an initial layer one identifier corresponding to a target user equipment or group. The method can also include determining whether the initial layer one identifier collides with another layer one identifier corresponding to a different target user equipment or group. The method can further include communicating with the target user equipment or group based on the determination of whether the initial layer one identifier collides with another layer one identifier in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Manivannan Thyagarajan, Ling Yu, David Navratil
  • Patent number: 10149280
    Abstract: A user device may transmit a request to a base station for an allocation of device-to-device (D2D) discovery resources. In response to the request, the user device may receive from the base station a response that indicates whether the D2D discovery resources allocated to the user device are common or dedicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Shailesh Patil
  • Patent number: 10127866
    Abstract: There is provided a portable electronic device including a backlight module, an ambient light sensor, a proximity sensor and a processing unit. The backlight module illuminates with backlight brightness. The ambient light sensor is configured to detect ambient light intensity. The proximity sensor is configured to detect an object. The processing unit is configured to activate the proximity sensor when the ambient light intensity detected by the ambient light sensor is lower than a predetermined value or decreases more than a predetermined range, and to maintain or reduce the backlight brightness according to a detection result of the proximity sensor. There is further provided an automatic detection method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: En-Feng Hsu, Meng-Huan Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10129848
    Abstract: A system for locating a mobile device emitting a radio frequency signal. A wireless access point device of a wireless local area network is configured to communicatively connect to a wide area network. The system comprises a first access device for wirelessly communicatively detecting a first signal strength of the radio frequency signal in relation to the first access device, a media access control (MAC) address, and a first timestamp of the first signal strength, of the mobile device; a second access device for wirelessly communicatively detecting a second signal strength of the radio frequency signal in relation to the second access device, the MAC address, and a second timestamp of the second signal strength, of the mobile device; a third access device for wirelessly communicatively detecting a third signal strength of the radio frequency signal in relation to the third access device, the MAC address, and a third timestamp of the third signal strength, of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Graham R Worsfold, Geoffrey Girdler
  • Patent number: 10128882
    Abstract: A mobile communications radio receiver for multiple radio network operation includes an RF unit for generating a first down-converted signal from a radio signal received from a first radio network and a second down-converted signal from a radio signal received from a second radio network. Further, it includes a first receiver comprising a paging indicator channel demodulator for demodulating a paging indicator channel of the first radio network based on the first down-converted signal, and a second receiver including a pilot channel demodulator for demodulating a pilot channel of the second radio network based on the second down-converted signal. A first data connection is configured to couple paging information contained in the second down-converted signal to an input of the paging indicator channel demodulator of the first receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Clevorn, Herbert Dawid, Bertram Gunzelmann
  • Patent number: 10129391
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for identifying a potential source of SMS spam are disclosed. For example, the method collects a plurality of call detail records, extracts at least one feature from each of the plurality of call detail records, and identifies the potential source of the short message service spam by analyzing the at least one feature that is extracted from each of the plurality of call detail records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ilona Murynets, Roger Piqueras Jover
  • Patent number: 10122182
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless power transfer apparatus that includes a case for an electronic device. The case may have an electrically conductive panel portion and side portions defined along sides of the panel portion. The case further have at least one opening formed one of the side portions. A coil configured to couple to an externally generated magnetic field may have first segments that span a width of the panel portion of the case and second segments arranged along the side portions of the case and exposed through the at least one opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Randy Standke, Chih-Hsiang Ko, Seong Heon Jeong
  • Patent number: 10111117
    Abstract: A customer self-service tuning system assists a mobile device user in adjusting his network settings and device configuration. Device, network and performance metrics are stored for a population. Over time all of these suggest changes in the device or network that change measured performance. The potential improvement(s) are presented to the user for selection. Performance measurements are taken and the user can choose to go forward with the new configuration or to revert. Each time a user requests self-care service, a new cohort is extracted from the then current overall population and analyzed for similarity to the user at that point in time. Each time an improvement is selected, the history of device states and network states is augmented. Identified variances are transformed into an action plan specific to a user and implemented on the device or network upon concurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CARRIER IQ, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick Peter Mikkelsen, Alberto Gutierrez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10080126
    Abstract: A communication device for handling an open direct discovery comprises a storage unit for storing instructions and a processing means coupled to the storage unit. The processing means is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit. The instructions comprise receiving a discovery update message from a first proximity service (ProSe) function, wherein the discovery update message indicates a ProSe Application Code corresponding to a discovery filter or a ProSe Application ID corresponding to the ProSe Application Code; and stopping performing an open direct discovery according to the discovery filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Ching-Yu Liao
  • Patent number: 10079927
    Abstract: A system communicatively couples a server to a plurality of mobile wireless device clients to receive and track customer care related information which has been captured on any one of the clients. The server uses information sent by a client to initiate a customer care request ticket and responds to the client request with a ticket number and request description compiled using the information from the client. A system receives from a mobile device user a request to tuneup, a devstate extracted from a cache stored in the mobile device, and proposes at least one delta devstate operation to resolve the perception; making an adjustment or guiding the user to make an adjustment to execute the proposed delta operation; and at the end of an evaluation period, offers to revert to the stored prior state; to accept the delta state; or to continue the tuneup process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: CARRIER IQ, INC.
    Inventors: Chenhui Liu, Frederick Peter Mikkelsen, Alberto Gutierrez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10070263
    Abstract: Poisoning attacks are detected and resulting location data is excluded from location-based services. Rogue devices can use a MAC address in a source field of network data packet in order to appear as a trusted station to the access point in order to inject poisonous location data. Responsive to detecting that a change in location is suspicious, the change in location is excluded from the location-based service. Otherwise, the location change can be relied upon for providing the location-based service, as a default operation. Subsequent location-based service is provided by a locationing server using location information from connected stations while excluding suspicious changes in location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fortinet, INc
    Inventor: Anil Kaushik
  • Patent number: 10056948
    Abstract: Distributed communications systems (DCSs) supporting configuring or reconfiguring the distribution of MIMO communications streams to designated remote units in the DCS to provide interleaved MIMO cell bonding of remote units are disclosed. In one example, the DCS includes different physical layers that are maintained from the central unit to the remote units. In this manner, the central unit can be configured or reconfigured to distribute separate MIMO communications streams to the desired physical layers in the DCS to support distributing MIMO communications streams to the desired remote units to provide the desired interleaved MIMO communications services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Aravind Chamarti, Gabriel Kollat
  • Patent number: 10051110
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for managing movement states of an electronic device are provided that may leverage pass data from a pass application when determining a current or future movement state of an electronic device and/or that may manage a mode of operation of the electronic device based on the determined movement state. Pass data may be indicative of the existence or use of any suitable passes that may be used by the electronic device, such as transportation boarding passes, event tickets, coupons, store cards, financial payment cards, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Swapnil R. Dave, Ioan V. Uilecan, Varun A. Vora
  • Patent number: 10051453
    Abstract: This disclosure concerns wearable and/or handheld mobile electronic devices and methods for directional proximity detection of other wearable and/or handheld mobile electronic devices. A first wearable and/or handheld mobile electronic device (1) for directional proximity detection comprises a signal transceiver configured for wireless communication, and a control unit for the wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Magnus Persson, Hakan Jonsson
  • Patent number: 10051473
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for securely performing connection release and network redirection in a wireless communication system. A wireless device may establish a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a first cell. The wireless device may receive a RRC connection release message from the first cell. The RRC connection release message may include an indication to redirect the wireless device to a second cell. The RRC connection with the first cell may be released. It may be determined whether security has been established with the first cell when the indication to redirect the wireless device to the second cell is received. A new serving cell may be selected based at least in part on whether security has been established with the first cell when the indication to redirect the wireless device to the second cell is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Venkateswara Rao Manepalli, Srinivasan Nimmala, Farouk Belghoul
  • Patent number: 10042534
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are disclosed. The mobile terminal includes: a touch screen configured to acquire a user's touch action; and a controller configured to display a control window for performing manipulations on content displayed on the touch screen, based on at least either one of the position and trace of the acquired touch action. Accordingly, the mobile terminal can be manipulated more easily by displaying a control window for performing manipulations on content displayed on a touch screen, based on at least either one of the position and trace of a touch action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Namsu Lee
  • Patent number: 10039063
    Abstract: An on-vehicle device, which is to be mounted on a vehicle, includes a wireless communication unit which is connected to a mobile terminal located within a communication range to perform wireless communication with the mobile terminal, and provides a service using the wireless communication in the wireless communication unit. The on-vehicle device further includes a parking determination unit which determines whether or not the vehicle is parked and a communication range changing unit which narrows, when the parking determination unit determines that the vehicle is parked, the communication range of the wireless communication unit such that the communication range is narrower than that before the parking determination unit determines that the vehicle is parked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Suguru Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10038974
    Abstract: This document describes proximity-based task notification. By notifying a user of an entity at which the user can perform a task when that entity is near to the user, the techniques enable the user to decide, at a time and location likely convenient to the user, whether or not to perform the task now at the entity or wait until a later occasion. If the user wishes to forgo performing the task, the techniques can notify the user again when the entity or some other entity is likely to be convenient to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC.
    Inventor: Darin J. Dishneau
  • Patent number: 10038791
    Abstract: An automatic call forwarding method based on a mobile terminal, a system, and the mobile terminal, include: reading pre-stored control tag value of forwarding a current call if a mobile terminal device B receives a call request; automatically starting call forwarding and forwarding the call request of the mobile terminal device B to the mobile terminal device A if the control tag value of forwarding the current call is “true”; responding, by a mobile terminal A, to the call request according to a current call mode and a current signal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ling Liao