Patents Examined by Kwasi Karikari
  • Patent number: 11419091
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) enhances positioning performance using Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN) New Radio (NR)-Dual connectivity (EN-DC) based on an indication from the E-UTRAN base station that it is capable of EN-DC, e.g., in the upper layer indication of SIB2. When in idle mode, a UE that supports EN-DC and that has multiple carrier subscriptions may check the availability of EN-DC on both subscriptions that are camped on E-UTRAN base stations and use the subscription with EN-DC when a positioning session is initiated, e.g., from an emergency call. If one subscription is camped on a E-UTRAN base station and the other on an NR base station, the UE may use the E-UTRAN base station if EN-DC is supported or may use the NR base station if EONR and location based services are supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Amit Jain
  • Patent number: 11419046
    Abstract: Methods and systems for performing multi-domain network slice selection and approval are provided. According to one aspect, a method performed by a Network Slice Selection Function comprises: receiving, from a requesting entity, a request for a network slice for use by a client device; upon determining that the network slice selection requires approval, identifying an Authorizing Network Function (ANF) for authorizing a network slice for the client device; determining a trust status of the ANF; identifying, based on the trust status, a network interface to use when communicating with the ANF; sending a slice selection authorization request to the ANF via the identified network interface; receiving from the ANF an approval status of a network slice; determining, based on the approval status and approval conditions, an allowed network slice; and sending, to the requesting entity, information including the allowed network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Virgilio Fiorese, Ignacio Rivas Molina, Nipun Sharma
  • Patent number: 11399259
    Abstract: Controlled-environment facility contraband wireless communication device detection uses one or more controlled-environment facility communication and/or media devices that each include a radio frequency detection mechanism configured to detect presence of electromagnetic energy emissions in one or more frequency bands reserved for wireless communication by wireless communication devices. Each controlled-environment facility communication and/or media device reports detection of the presence of electromagnetic energy emissions in one or more frequency bands reserved for wireless communication by wireless communication devices to an investigative data aggregation and analysis system. The location of the reporting device(s) and/or signal strength of the emission(s) may be used by the investigative data aggregation and analysis system to determine a location, within the controlled-environment facility, of a contraband wireless communication device emitting the electromagnetic energy emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Dover, Scott Passe
  • Patent number: 11394822
    Abstract: Conditionally connecting a smart phone to an incoming call based on user interaction with an incentive offer associated with the call that is presented in an incoming call display on a lockscreen of the smart phone. A dialer controlling the incoming call display accesses the incentive offer through a visual portion of a Sender Controlled Media data structure. The dialer can adjust the incentive offer based on user interaction with the incoming call display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: VYNG INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 11394821
    Abstract: Automated dialing of an entity from a curated list of entities responsive to user selections of dial pad entries, the curated list of entities formed from phrases formed from the dial pad entries. The curated list of entities is based on at least one of user call activity, search engine activity responsive to the phrases, a set of Sender Controlled Media participants, a set of categories of contacts, and entity offerings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: VYNG INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 11394820
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for analyzing an incoming telephonic event (e.g., call, message, and/or notification) to a mobile device during operation of a vehicle in relation to a combination of factors to determine if the incoming telephonic event is to be allowed to be received during vehicle operation. The mobile device may receive the incoming telephonic event during operation of the vehicle. An incoming telephonic event analysis application operating on the mobile device may apply a soft block preventing the incoming telephonic event from being displayed on the mobile device. Based on the incoming telephonic event data, vehicle operational data, user preferences, hands-free device activation, and driver and road ratings, the incoming telephonic event analysis application may determine whether or not to maintain the soft block or allow the incoming telephonic event to be displayed on the mobile device during operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Allstate Solutions Private Limited
    Inventor: Anil Kumar Pandurangarao
  • Patent number: 11394823
    Abstract: A business application that includes a workflow for handling a call is adapted to perform a call service selected from a library of Sender Controlled Media business application services by configuring at least one service from the library for operation with the business application and utilizing the adapted business application to handle calls per the workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: VYNG INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 11394824
    Abstract: A call handling function executed in response to activation of a link in encoded metadata of an incoming call adjusts presentation of visual content of the incoming call on a lockscreen of a smart phone based on information in the metadata that is descriptive of the incoming call. The incoming call metadata is decoded prior to connecting the incoming call to a dialer function of the smart phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: VYNG INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 11381679
    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 to gather content pertaining to the caller (e.g., from data stores of the platform and public number search information), generating a SCM data structure based on the gathered content, and delivering the SCM data structure to a call-originating device. In another aspect, a method may include gathering call context for an active call, and developing an understanding of one or more of a call intent, a call participant, and a participant action based on content exchanged between the caller and recipient. Content suggesting algorithms may then determine candidate items of content relevant to the participants of the call for presentation to at least one of the caller and the recipient during the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 11382106
    Abstract: A wireless communication system may support two types of networks, such as a 4th-Generation (4G) network and a 5th-Generation (5G) network. The 4G network is accessed through Long-Term Evolution (LTE) base stations. The 5G network is accessed through New Radio (NR) base stations. An LTE base station can be configured to broadcast information regarding whether it supports Non-Standalone Architecture (NSA) Dual Connectivity in conjunction with an associated NR base station. When a communication device receives an indication that NSA Dual Connectivity is available, the communication device selects a decision value based on the frequency bands that would be used during an NSA session anchored by the LTE base station. The communication device then uses the decision value in combination with the current 4G signal strength to determine whether 5G communications are currently available and whether to display a 5G symbol on the status bar of the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Dinesh Kumar, Ming Shan Kwok, Kun Lu
  • Patent number: 11381962
    Abstract: A device detection system is configured to determine whether a device is located within a venue. The device detection system provides user identifiers associated with a device to an anonymization server. The anonymization server provides anonymous identifiers to the device detection system corresponding to the user identifiers. A content distribution system provides content items for a campaign associated with the venue to users. The content distribution system provides user identifiers to the anonymization server and receives anonymous identifiers from the anonymization server. The content distribution system provides the anonymous identifiers to the device detection system. The device detection system compares the sets of anonymous identifiers to identify users that received a content item and subsequently visited the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ADENTRO, INC.
    Inventors: Kapil Mohan, Kai Umezawa, Muhammad Ahsan Mirza, Wayne Renaud, John Zupancic
  • Patent number: 11375473
    Abstract: Techniques for determining if a given remote unit of a centralized radio access network (C-RAN) has physically moved are disclosed. This can be done, for example, by determining signal reception metrics for other remote units in the C-RAN based on at least one transmission associated with the given remote unit and determining if the given remote unit has physically moved as a function of the signal reception metrics for the other remote units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Balaji B Raghothaman
  • Patent number: 11368575
    Abstract: Call originator feedback may be gathered from members of a call group for a call originator. This feedback may be stored in a contact firewall data structure indexed by call originator identification information, where a contact firewall function can intercept a call to a member of the group when the contact firewall data structure indicates that an action to impact the call should be taken. In another aspect, a method may include receiving an indication of no-answer by a recipient of a call, activating a sender-controlled media (SCM) content selection/generation interface on the caller's phone, and delivering the item of content to the recipient's call message storage system, where the item of content is linked to the missed call. For example, a SCM data structure, or a link to the SCM data structure, may be delivered to the recipient's call message storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 11356808
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present technology generally relate to data delivery. More specifically, some embodiments of the present technology relate to systems and methods for using spatial and temporal analysis to associate data sources with mobile devices. The delivery of data to support a wide variety of services for and about mobile devices that are based on data stored in corporate, commercial, and government databases which is not currently linked to individual mobile devices. Some embodiments allow advertisers to better target their ads to relevant target audiences with greater accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Mobile Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Dale Hartzell, Mark Welton, Michael Perri, Stephen Skory
  • Patent number: 11356799
    Abstract: A system for exchanging GPS or other position data between wireless devices for purposes of group activities, child location monitoring, work group coordination, dispatching of employees etc. Cell phones and other wireless devices with GPS receivers have loaded therein a Buddy Watch application and a TalkControl application. The Buddy Watch application communicates with the GPS receiver and other wireless devices operated by buddies registered in the users phone as part of buddy groups or individually. GPS position data and historical GPS position data can be exchanged between cell phones of buddies and instant buddies such as tow truck drivers via a buddy watch server. Emergency monitoring services can be set up with notifications to programmable individuals in case an individual does not respond. Positions and tracks can be displayed. TalkControl simplifies and automates the process of joining talk groups for walkie talkie services such as that provided by Nextel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: X One, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Haney
  • Patent number: 11343754
    Abstract: First identification information is information indicating a mobility type supported by a core network, and second identification information is information indicating a mobility type allowed by the core network. A communication control method for a terminal apparatus of the present invention includes a step of receiving an attach accept message from the core network via a base station apparatus, the attach accept message including at least the first identification information and/or the second identification information. Accordingly, there is provided a communication procedure that is suited to the determination of a mobility type of a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yudai Kawasaki, Masafumi Aramoto
  • Patent number: 11343678
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus or a device in a core network exchanges capability information for each function in a registration procedure or a PDU session establishment procedure, and in user data communication additional information is added into an uplink packet to implement terminal apparatus-initiated RQoS control, and additional information is added into a downlink packet to implement network device-initiated RQoS control. A dedicated control message and information for an authentication and/or authorization function by a DN are defined to implement the authentication and/or authorization function by the DN. Furthermore, the terminal apparatus and the device in the core network have a timer or a control process for each network slice to implement a management process such as congestion management for each network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Yudai Kawasaki, Yasuo Sugawara, Masafumi Aramoto, Tsuyoshi Takakura
  • Patent number: 11343654
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus and method for sharing content. A method provided in the present disclosure comprises receiving a message to request to join a content sharing group from a second device while a third device included in the content sharing group transmits first content shared in the content sharing group to a fourth device included in the content sharing group, adding the second device to the content sharing group, and permitting the second device to access the first content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shashank Shekhar, Theophilus Thomas, Dhananjay L Govekar, Arun Prabhakar, Ashwini Kumar Kulshrestha, Gaurav Chandra Singh Mehra, Saurabh Pareek, Gaurav Gilhotra, Sandeep Goyal, Ankesh Kasliwal, Ganesh Kumar, Govind Singh, Iti Jain, Rahul Marepalli, Silky Dudeja, Sulabh Rastogi, Tarun Gupta, Shikha Goyal, Nishant Chaubey
  • Patent number: 11337027
    Abstract: A wireless mesh network comprises a controller and a plurality of wireless networked devices arranged to transmit messages to and receive messages from the controller. The plurality of devices are arranged in zones, such that a device that is arranged to communicate directly with the controller is designated a “Zone 1” device and a device that is arranged to communicate with the controller via a “Zone 1” device is designated a “Zone 2” device. One or more or each of the plurality of devices periodically sends a positioning message to the controller to determine its zone and if it can communicate directly with the controller it determines that it is a “Zone 1” device and if it cannot communicate directly with the controller, but it can communicate with the controller via a “Zone 1” device and therefore arranged to do so, it determines that it is a “Zone 2” device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TEXECOM LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Alexander, Clym Brown
  • Patent number: 11337073
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus determining whether an external device spoofs a location thereof includes a communicator, a memory, and a processor configured to receive a first beacon signal and a second beacon signal from a first external device and a second external device, respectively, through the communicator, obtain information on a first distance between the electronic apparatus and the first external device, and information on a second distance between the electronic apparatus and the second external device, based on the first beacon signal and the second beacon signal, respectively, receive information on a third distance between the first external device and the second external device from at least one of the first external device and the second external device through the communicator, and identify whether the first external device spoofs an actual location of the first external device relative to the electronic apparatus, based on the first distance, the second distance, and the third distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seongwon Han, Donguk Kim, Woojin Park, Choonghoon Lee, Hosun Lee