Patents Examined by Kwasi Karikari
  • Patent number: 10560884
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for selecting at least one SIM card for data communication at a wireless communication device which is capable of housing a plurality of SIM cards. When a switching condition is satisfied, the wireless communication device selects a second SIM card group, and disconnects one or more connections established using any non-second group SIM card. Non-second group SIM cards are SIM cards that are not in the second SIM card group. A selected SIM card from the second SIM card group is then used for data communications. The steps are repeated until (i) the switching condition is no longer satisfied, (ii) no more SIM cards selected from the second SIM card group can be used for data communications or (iii) no more connection is made using non-second group SIM cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Pismo Labs Technology Limited
    Inventors: Kit Wai Chau, Ho Ming Chan, Man Kit Kwan
  • Patent number: 10559383
    Abstract: A visitor verification system 1000 is disclosed and described that can automatically authenticate a Mobile Service Provider (MSP) 3 arriving to provide assistance to a patient, or client 5 at their residence 7 while being off-line with the agency server. It also verifies the time and location a MSP session begins, periodically verifies that the MSP 3 is within the client's residence 7, logs the MSP out of the system and reports on the session. The visitor verification system employs at least one visual code located at the residence 7 that is scanned by a mobile computing device (MCD) 100. Information in the visual code is decoded and reconciled with locations determined by executable code (the App) running on the MCD 100. Once the location is verified by the App/MCD 100, the MSP 3 is authenticated. The system includes at least one beacon that transmits a signal that the MSP receives on the MCD 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stewart, Michael P. Wademan, Marilyn S. Major
  • Patent number: 10560880
    Abstract: Described are various embodiments of a mobile operator-mediated telephony-over-data system and implementation, and mobile smartphone-over-data device and computer-implemented environment therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Investel Capital Corporation
    Inventor: Benoit Laliberte
  • Patent number: 10559382
    Abstract: A visitor verification system 1000 is disclosed and described that can automatically authenticate a Mobile Service Provider (MSP) 3 arriving to provide assistance to a patient, or client 5 at their residence 7 while being off-line with the agency server. It also verifies the time and location a MSP session begins, periodically verifies that the MSP 3 is within the client's residence 7, logs the MSP out of the system and reports on the session. The visitor verification system employs at least one visual code located at the residence 7 that is scanned by a mobile computing device (MCD) 100. Information in the visual code is decoded and reconciled with locations determined by executable code (the App) running on the MCD 100. Once the location is verified by the App/MCD 100, the MSP 3 is authenticated. The system includes at least one beacon that transmits a signal that the MSP receives on the MCD 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stewart, Michael P. Wademan, Marilyn S. Major
  • Patent number: 10552011
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a short range communication module configured to establish a communication channel for collecting device-related information on at least one other electronic device. The electronic device also includes a communication module configured to establish a communication channel with a service supporting device. The electronic device also includes a control module configured to transmit a message requesting function-related information installable or updatable on the other electronic device to the service supporting device in correspondence to the device-related information and configured to control transmitting identification information for receiving the function-related information and the device-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Kun Choi, Doo Suk Kang, Geon Soo Kim, Dong Hyun Yeom, Pil Joo Yoon, Yong Joon Jeon
  • Patent number: 10547733
    Abstract: A mobile device including a voice call management part configured to manage a voice call, a text message management part configured to manage text messages exchanged through a mobile telephone switching network, a display part, an integrated message management unit, and an additional function process part configured to process at least one additional function in association with the integrated message management unit, in which the integrated message management unit includes a message monitoring unit configured to monitor voice call information and text message information in association with the voice call management part and the text message management part, a message information managing unit configured to generate integrated message information, which is to be provided to a user, based on the voice call information and the text message information, and an interface managing unit configured to generate an integrated message management user interface displaying the integrated message information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: NHN Corporation
    Inventor: Dong Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 10542402
    Abstract: A method for improving the ability to detect passive beacon receiver devices is disclosed. According to the method, a beacon communication system which comprises one or more short-range wireless beacon transmitter devices, at least one of which is configured to repeatedly transmit a short-range wireless beacon advertisement signal on a first beacon broadcast channel, is operated by causing a device among the short-range wireless beacon transmitter devices to temporarily transmit a short-range wireless beacon refresh signal on a second beacon broadcast channel. The beacon refresh signal is adapted to cause one or more short-range wireless beacon receiver devices being in a passive mode to enter into a short-range wireless beacon scanning mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CRUNCHFISH PROXIMITY AB
    Inventors: Paul Cronholm, Joachim Samuelsson, Kristian Sylwander
  • Patent number: 10536839
    Abstract: A system, methods, nodes and computer program for redistributing a registration of a UE (100) from a first MSC (320) to a second MSC (124) is provided. The first MSC (320) and the second MSCs (124) are members of a pool of MSCs (130). The UE (100) is registered in the first MSC (320) and is attached to the first MSC (320) via a packet control node (340, 440) such as MME or SGSN. The first MSC (320) receives an order from an O&M center to redistribute the registrations of UEs (100) in the pool. The first MSC (320) sends a redistribution order to the packet control node (340, 440). The packet control node (340, 440) triggers the UE (100) to perform a routing or tracking area update procedure and triggers a location area update procedure to the second MSC (124), causing the UE (100) to be registered to the second MSC (124).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Kostas Kouridakis, Florin Alexandru Deaconu
  • Patent number: 10524675
    Abstract: Modular personal networks (MPNs) are disclosed that include multiple devices that may be worn, carried, or used in close proximity to a user. The devices communicate wirelessly. Devices include security circuitry that prevents them from being used in a different MPN once the user has configured them. Devices not designed for use within an MPN can be included in the network using a bridge device. Devices can be integrated into items of jewelry, such as earrings, rings, pendants, and bracelets. One item of jewelry, such as a bracelet, can support multiple replaceable modules with variable functions. Functions of the MPN can include communications, entertainment, medical monitoring, sports monitoring, personal organization, and games. Multiple users each with his or her own MPN can use them to collaborate in creation of music. An MPN can be used for mobile recognition and logging of wildlife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Michael Ellis, Caron Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10531265
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for emergency responses are provided. A client device can be provided with a response to an emergency via a networked system that can determine that the client device is located with a defined area of coverage, and can route a call session to a answering platform associated with answering station device that can facilitate a facilitate a safety service. Client devices located outside the coverage area can be directed to communicate via a call to 911.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intrinsic Value, LLC
    Inventor: Clarence J. Gideon, III
  • Patent number: 10524125
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for access control via a mobile device are described herein. One method includes receiving location information associated with a mobile device in a facility, determining that the mobile device is within a particular distance of an area of the facility based on the location information, determining whether a user of the mobile device is allowed access to the area, and allowing access to the area via a relay associated with the area responsive to a determination that the user is allowed access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Roy, Frank Lin, Bryan Jones, Datta Godbole, Himanshu Khurana
  • Patent number: 10516970
    Abstract: A system that acquires at least position information, height information and first priority information corresponding to a first wireless communication system, and second priority information corresponding to a second wireless communication system; determines a use condition for a shared frequency band shared between the first and second wireless communication systems based on the position information, the height information, the first priority information and the second priority information; and outputs a notification based on the determined use condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Furuichi, Shinichiro Tsuda, Ryo Sawai
  • Patent number: 10516983
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for emergency responses are provided. A client device can be provided with a response to an emergency via a networked system that can determine that the client device is located with a defined area of coverage, and can route a call session to a answering platform associated with answering station device that can facilitate a facilitate a safety service. Client devices located outside the coverage area can be directed to communicate via a call to 911.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Intrinsic Value, LLC
    Inventor: Clarence J. Gideon, III
  • Patent number: 10516473
    Abstract: An example embodiment may involve flying, by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), to a geographical location, where a wireless router is at the geographical location. The example embodiment may also involve detecting, by the UAV, a wireless coverage area defined by the wireless router. The example embodiment may also involve accessing, by the UAV, the wireless coverage area using a network identifier and a password. The example embodiment may also involve establishing, by the UAV, a backhaul link to a data network. The example embodiment may also involve transmitting, by the UAV, a notification to a client device served by the wireless coverage area, where the notification indicates that the UAV is a default gateway for the wireless coverage area. The example embodiment may also involve exchanging, by the UAV, data transmissions between (i) the client device, and (ii) one or more other devices accessible via the data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventors: David Vos, Andrew Patton, Sean Mullaney, Behnam Motazed, Siegfried Zerweckh
  • Patent number: 10511711
    Abstract: A system generally includes a lock-screen capable application executing on a recipient computing device configured to facilitate user interface access to a communication function of the recipient computing device while the recipient computing device remains in a locked state. The lock-screen capable application is configured to intercept a communication received by the recipient computing device that is associated with at least one of a communication application or a communication service. The system includes a content association application executing on the recipient computing device to facilitate associating a media content item with the intercepted communication based on a relevance of the media content item with the intercepted communication determined from automatically processing the intercepted communication to identify an association based on metadata descriptive of media content items stored in a library of the media content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Vyng, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Arthur Herman Haedike, III, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10506413
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for emergency responses are provided. A client device can be provided with a response to an emergency via a networked system that can determine that the client device is located with a defined area of coverage, and can route a call session to a answering platform associated with answering station device that can facilitate a facilitate a safety service. Client devices located outside the coverage area can be directed to communicate via a call to 911.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intrinsic Value, LLC
    Inventor: Clarence J. Gideon, III
  • Patent number: 10506429
    Abstract: This specification presents methods and apparatus in a device and a network node implementing a Bootstrapping Server Function, BSF, for enabling multiple service functions/clients in the device sharing a common public identity and each performing its own registration to one or more (IMS) core network, to use a common bootstrapping of application security based on the Generic Bootstrapping Architecture, GBA/Generic Authentication Architecture, GAA, infrastructure. Therefore, when using Extensible Markup Language, XML, Configuration Access Protocol, XCAP, or the likes, the multiple service functions in the device use the same authentication method for all XCAP traffic or the likes, such as GBA/GAA but enabling it to use the same key sets (e.g., same B-TID).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Cristina Badulescu, Sorin Surdila, Ralf Keller
  • Patent number: 10506372
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for determining whether a mobile device is located indoors or outdoors. In some embodiments, a mobile device may utilize a fusion of the information from multiple sensors, such as a RGB sensor, a proximity sensor, a light intensity sensor, and a WiFi radio, to determine whether the mobile device is located indoors or outdoors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignees: T-Mobile USA, Inc., The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Jong Sung Yoon, Jie Hui, Michael Mitchell, Zhuoqing Morley Mao, Yunhan Jia, Chao Kong
  • Patent number: 10495737
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for time-slotted ultra-wide-band (UWB) object tracking are disclosed. A system includes anchors and tags having synchronized timing systems. The anchors are configured for performing time-slotted UWB ranging during time windows, one for each tag. During each window, the anchors sequentially transmit UWB transmissions in designated time slots, one for each anchor, as specified by an order of operation. The anchors receive responsive UWB transmissions from the tag assigned to the time window and determine time-of-flight measurements for the responsive UWB transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Clairvoyant Networks, LLC
    Inventor: Tadd Christian Torborg
  • Patent number: 10499258
    Abstract: In a heterogeneous network deployment that includes a macro base station and one or more low power nodes, a geometry indicator signal is transmitted to facilitate the determination of geometry or location at a user equipment. The geometry indicator, in general, is transmitted on the same or different frequency as the data signal transmission and is transmitted over a range that is same or different from that of the data signal transmission. The geometry indicator signal may be transmitted by the macro base station, the low power nodes or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Wistron Telecom AB
    Inventors: Aijun Cao, Thorsten Schier, Jan Johansson, Yonghong Gao, Patrick Svedman, Bojidar Hadjiski