Patents Examined by Kwasi Karikari
  • Patent number: 11032692
    Abstract: A method of a roaming subscription at a device is provided. The method includes receiving a roaming subscription request comprising a roaming location of a user, transmitting, to a first server, home mobile network operator (MNO) information comprising at least one of a mobile country code (MCC) or a mobile network code (MNC), retrieving home MNO data from the first server based on the home MNO information, requesting an authentication credential to a home MNO based on the home MNO data, transmitting the authentication credential to a roaming MNO, receiving, from the home MNO, a link to the roaming MNO, and establishing a connection to the roaming MNO based on the link to the roaming MNO to initiate a network service at the roaming location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Satyajit Anand, Sreenath Dindukurthi, Amit Arvind Mankikar
  • Patent number: 11026079
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a 5G or pre-5G communication system for supporting a data transmission rate higher than that of a 4G communication system such as LTE. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the present invention comprises the steps of: an access and mobility management function (AMF) of a 5G core network determining whether a terminal has moved to an area in which packet transmission/reception is possible, or an area in which packet transmission/reception is impossible; transmitting a message including information on the determination result to a session management function (SMF); and transmitting a response message including information associated with a change in the state of a session to the terminal. In addition, the present invention relates to a method and a device for blocking or allowing the transmission/reception of a packet transmission session (PDU session) according to the position of a terminal in a 5G system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Jicheol Lee, Beomsik Bae, Jinsung Lee, Kisuk Kweon, Sangjun Moon, Jungshin Park, Hyungho Lee
  • Patent number: 11024949
    Abstract: A dipole arm assembly for a low frequency band radiator of a cellular base station antenna comprising: a central shaft; and at least one barrel having a first end, a second end, and a peripheral wall located between the first end and the second end, where the first end includes an end wall provided with an engagement portion, and the barrel is engaged with the central shaft through the engagement portion and disposed about the central shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Guanpeng Hu, Youfeng Lu, Liming Wang
  • Patent number: 11019491
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a 5th generation (5G) or pre-5G communication system for supporting a data transmission rate higher than that of a 4th generation (4G) system, such as long-term evolution (LTE). The disclosure relates to authentication and authorization for edge computing applications, and an operation method of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system. The method may include transmitting, to a server, a first message including at least one of information related to the UE or a type of user agent, performing an authentication procedure for an edge computing service according to an authentication method determined based on the first message, receiving a second message indicating authority granted to the edge computing service, based on an authentication code generated by the server according to the performed authentication procedure, and using the edge computing service in a range corresponding to the granted authority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jicheol Lee, Sunghoon Kim, Sangsoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 11012821
    Abstract: Radio terminals (1A, 1B, 1C) each receive a broadcast/multicast signal (220) from a cellular communication network (10). The representative terminal (1A) receives response messages from the respective neighboring radio terminals (1B, 1C) via D2D communication (231, 232). Each response message is generated based on reception of the broadcast/multicast signal (220) by each neighboring radio terminal (1B, 1C). The representative terminal (1A) generates a representative response message and transmits it to the cellular communication network (10) or another node (7) via uplink transmission (240). It is thus, for example, possible to contribute to improving efficiency of transmission by radio terminals of response messages related to a broadcast/multicast service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Taichi Ohtsuji, Kazushi Muraoka
  • Patent number: 11012970
    Abstract: A method for processing radio frequency (RF) interference and an electronic device are provided. The method includes the following. Functional components in operating status are determined while an RF signal received by an RF circuit has signal strength lower than a preset threshold. For each functional component, an interference intensity to the RF circuit and a distance to the RF circuit are acquired. For each functional component, an interference value is acquired according to the interference intensity and the distance. A target functional component with an interference value meeting a preset condition is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Huai Yang, Kui Fu, Zaicheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11006380
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an electronic device for wireless communications, and a wireless communication method. The electronic device comprises one or more processors, wherein each processor is configured to respectively conduct space-domain filtering on received signals of a plurality of antennas, respectively; estimate the frequency shift of corresponding received signals based on the signals, on which space-domain filtering is conducted, of various antennas; estimate, according to the estimated frequency shift and a parameter of the space-domain filtering, a Doppler frequency shift generated by the relative motion between transceiving ends of the received signals and a carrier frequency offset generated by frequency inconsistency of the transceiving ends; and conduct frequency preprocessing on sent signals of the antennas according to the estimated Doppler frequency shift, and/or control to feed back information related to the estimated Doppler frequency shift to a signal sending end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zaichen Zhang, Rong Zeng, Yuxin Wei, Chen Sun
  • Patent number: 11006268
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for determining technological capability of devices whose technological capability are unknown. The devices can be users of a wireless telecommunication network. A device, such as a cell phone, has a type allocation code (TAC) which can indicate a make and model of the device. Once the make and model of the device are known, the technical capability of the device is known. Certain TAC numbers, however, do not indicate the make and model of the device, and thus a device's technical capability is unknown. To determine the technological capability of the devices, a machine learning model is trained using usage data of the devices with known technological capability. After training, the machine learning model can be deployed to predict the technological capability of devices with unrecognizable TAC numbers by providing usage data associated with the devices with unrecognizable TAC numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Huijae Kim, Ajay Meenkumar
  • Patent number: 11005990
    Abstract: Generating a contact firewall for protecting participants of a sender-controlled media (SCM) platform may include receiving an indication that a non-participant sender of the SCM platform has initiated contact with a participant recipient, using sender information associated with the contact instance to pole participants of the platform regarding a spammer status value for the sender, aggregating the spammer status values, and, based on a comparison of the aggregated spammer status values with a spammer threshold, causing future contacts from the sender to be rejected by the platform. Similar techniques may be implemented for generating a contact firewall for protecting members of a call group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10993075
    Abstract: A tracking device can securely communicate with a secondary device. The secondary device can provide locations associated with the tracking device to a tracking system. When the secondary device determines that the tracking device is lost (for instance, in response to no longer receiving communications from the tracking device), the secondary device can provide additional locations associated with the secondary device to the tracking system. The tracking system can store locations received before and after the tracking device was lost, and can provide these locations to the user for display within a map interface, enabling a user to digitally retrace the user's steps in order to aid the user in locating the lost tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Pons Vega, Daniel Tam
  • Patent number: 10979558
    Abstract: A method may include receiving indication of initiation of a call from a sender to a recipient, determining an amount of time left in an offer from the sender to the recipient, generating a sender-controlled media (SCM) data structure by adapting a portion of the SCM data structure based on the amount of time left, and configuring caller ID for the call with a link to the generated SCM data structure. In another aspect, a method may include configuring visual caller ID for calls initiated by a user including a temporary item of visual content, and, upon receiving an indication of an initiation of a call, providing the temporary (and/or a permanent) item of visual content as visual caller ID based on a relationship between a current time and a time-limited use parameter of the temporary item of visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10979559
    Abstract: A call community contact firewall may include a caller ID capture function retrieving caller ID data for a call to a recipient who is a member of the call community, and a caller ID lookup function configured to retrieve a firewall status based on the retrieved caller ID data, where a firewall status database links caller ID data with call community ratings of prior calls. The call community contact firewall may also include a firewall action function implementing at least one call impacting action based on the retrieved firewalls status. In another aspect, a method may include accessing a secure sender-controlled media (SCM) data structure of a first contact participant in a digital exchange with a second contact participant, updating the instance with real-time content, and validating the first contact participant by comparing the real-time content with another portion of the secure SCM data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10979866
    Abstract: A method for sharing data in a transmitting-side electronic device communicating with a receiving-side electronic device is provided. The method includes connecting a voice call with the receiving-side electronic device; obtaining a sharing object to be shared with the receiving-side electronic device; and transmitting data corresponding to the sharing object to the receiving-side electronic device through a data session formed based on information related to the voice call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-kih Hong, Min-Seok Kim, Ho-Jun Lee, Su-Jeong Lim, Deok-Ho Kim, Cheol-Ju Hwang, Yeul-Tak Sung
  • Patent number: 10979554
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a communication method, a wearable device, a server, and a system. The method includes: obtaining, by a wearable device that is in a cellular-based Narrowband Internet of Things mode, an unreceived communication notification message from a server based on a preset period or a preset time point; and when a user needs to reply to the communication notification message, switching, by the wearable device, from the cellular-based Narrowband Internet of Things mode to a cellular mobile network mode to reply. According to the embodiments of this application, low-power voice paging of the wearable device can be implemented, and a usage time of the wearable device can be prolonged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qizhi Zhan, Jiejing Huang
  • Patent number: 10972898
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to an operator management system in a first administrative domain for supporting a user roaming from the first administrative domain to a second administrative domain within a network architecture. The network architecture comprises a collection of interconnected network functions deployed in a control plane and a user plane, and the interconnected NFs comprise at least core network control plane functions and a core network user plane function. The OMS in the first administrative domain is configured to generate and issue to an OMS in the second administrative domain, a roaming management request for roaming a user from the first administrative domain to the second administrative domain, over an inter-operator management interface, and configured to instruct the OMS in the second administrative domain to configure the second administrative domain based on the roaming management request to support the user roaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ishan Vaishnavi, Riccardo Trivisonno
  • Patent number: 10973002
    Abstract: A terminal device for use with a wireless telecommunications network, the terminal device including a transceiver, and a controller configured to control the transceiver to begin receiving, during one of a plurality of periodic paging occasions associated with the terminal device, a scheduling signal scheduling a paging message for paging one or more terminal devices of the wireless telecommunications network, and determine whether a value of a characteristic of the received scheduling signal matches a value of a characteristic of a scheduling signal associated with the one of the plurality of periodic paging occasions associated with the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale
  • Patent number: 10965807
    Abstract: A system for anomaly estimation for a telephonic call is described, receiving a call object including an identifier field associating the call object to a purported user; retrieving a user data object associated with the purported user, and processing the user data object to retrieve one or more vectorized user features associated with the purported user. A neural network processes the one or more vectorized call features and the one or more vectorized user features through a machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ELEMENT AI INC.
    Inventors: Marie-Claude Côté, Pegah Kamousi, Fanny Lalonde Lévesque, Alexei Nordell-Markovits, Adam Salvail-Bérard
  • Patent number: 10965809
    Abstract: A method may include receiving an indication of a call from a caller who is not a participant in a sender-controlled media (SCM) platform to a recipient who is a participant, using caller ID information of the call to gather content pertaining to the caller (e.g., from data stores of the platform and public number search information), generating a recipient SCM data structure, delivering and presenting the recipient SCM data structure on a device of the recipient, generating a sender SCM data structure, and delivering the sender SCM data structure to a call-originating device of the caller. In another aspect, a method may include monitoring a call in-process status, and, upon detection that a call has terminated, activating a post-call application that causes a screen update for a device that includes at least one of a call to action by the call-participant and informational content pertinent to the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10955520
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for object tracking via identifier-tracker pairings is provided. An identifier-tracker pair includes a tracker that is paired with an identifier and is also associated with an object. One or more reader systems each obtain readings identifying the tracker at one or more points in time. A location of the tracker is determined based on the readings at each point in time and the locations of the tracker are stored. The identifier is received from a user and the tracker paired with the received identifier is determined. A current location of the tracker is identified by selecting a most recent stored location. A display provides the current location of the tracker to the user as a location of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher L. Chua, Ashish V. Pattekar
  • Patent number: 10959152
    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: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Pismo Labs Technology Limited
    Inventors: Kit Wai Chau, Ho Ming Chan, Man Kit Kwan