Patents Examined by Kwasi Karikari
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10951755
    Abstract: A method may include detecting initiation of a call that causes visual caller ID content to be accessible on a call-receiving device of the recipient, and pausing delivery of the call. While pausing delivery of the call, the method may further include presenting a visual caller ID configuration user interface on a call-originating device of the caller, the visual caller ID configuration user interface providing the visual caller ID content for the call by enabling selection from a plurality of visual caller ID content options to the caller. The visual caller ID content options may include existing content, at least one alternate content, and generation of content via a camera function of the call-originating device. The method may further include, responsive to a user selection of one of the visual caller ID content options, generating the call delivery signal for delivery of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10944863
    Abstract: A system may facilitate communication between a messaging platform associating a hash tag with a message and a content matching platform. A natural language processing (NLP) facility may produce at least one of an understanding, theme, emotion, and intent of a message. A metadata matching facility may identify candidate hash tags by determining similarity from a pool of hash tags with an output of the NLP, where the content matching facility communicates at least one of the candidate hash tags to the messaging platform. In another aspect, a method may include communicating a message to a content matching platform, and processing text of the message with NLP to generate NLP output including at least one of a theme, understanding, intent, and emotion of the message. A candidate hash tag may then be determined and communicated based on similarity of the NLP output with a plurality of hash tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10938984
    Abstract: Responsive to receiving an indication that a call in process is ending, a post-call application of a call-participant device may be activated. The post-call application may cause a screen update of the call-participant 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 2, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10931819
    Abstract: A sender-controlled media (SCM) platform may capture live content by a call-originating device (such as audio, video, and text input by a caller), process the live content to determine an intent, select a visual element based on the intent, and present the visual element on the call-originating device to produce a caller story that can be forwarded to a recipient. In another aspect, when a sender is not a participant of a SCM platform but a recipient is, content pertaining to the sender may be gathered for generating and delivering a SCM data structure. In yet another aspect, an SCM application may interface with phone screen controls so that content in a received SCM data structure can be presented on an electronic display of a phone while a phone call is in progress. Further, the SCM application may monitor user actions for updating the SCM data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: VYNG, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Kats, Jeffrey Chernick, Mark Randall Goldston, Sohrab Pirayesh
  • Patent number: 10924604
    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: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NHN Corporation
    Inventor: Dong Wook Kim
  • Patent number: 10924488
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is provided for customization of a mobile communications device's data session retry mechanism in a wireless packet data service network. The mobile communication device requests activation of a data session with a node via the wireless network and receives a reject message via the wireless network in response to the request for activation of the data session, the reject message including a cause code. If the cause code corresponds to a no-retry behavior of the data session retry mechanism of the mobile communication device, the mobile communications device no longer requesting activation of a data session with the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Paul Cormier, Thomas Leonard Trevor Plestid, Ian Simpson, Arun Munje
  • Patent number: 10924936
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus that acquires information indicating a result of detection of a communication node managed by a second frequency usage control system; and notifies the second frequency usage control system of first sharable information generated from first frequency usage information related to a first communication node managed by a first frequency usage control system. The first sharable information being held by a first database included in the first frequency usage control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sho Furuichi
  • Patent number: 10917779
    Abstract: A system, methods, nodes and computer program for redistributing a registration of a UE from a first MSC to a second MSC is provided. The first MSC and the second MSCs are members of a pool of MSCs. The UE is registered in the first MSC and is attached to the first MSC via a packet control node such as MME or SGSN. The first MSC receives an order from an O&M center to redistribute the registrations of UEs in the pool. The first MSC sends a redistribution order to the packet control node. The packet control node triggers the UE to perform a routing or tracking area update procedure and triggers a location area update procedure to the second MSC, causing the UE to be registered to the second MSC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Kostas Kouridakis, Florin Alexandru Deaconu
  • Patent number: 10915611
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a control program execution method. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the control program execution method performed in a terminal device in which a lower control program for managing a device to be controlled and/or an upper control program for executing the lower control program are installed comprises the steps of: receiving an input of an execution request for the upper control program from a user; searching for the device to be controlled, by the upper control program executed on the basis of the execution request; searching for the lower control program corresponding to identification information of the searched-for device to be controlled, by using the identification information; and connecting communication between the searched-for lower control program and the device to be controlled, wherein the lower control program is sequentially executed after the upper control program is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hee-Tae Roh, Jae-Hwan Lim, Choong-Kun Cho
  • Patent number: 10917746
    Abstract: A tracking system can provide intervention notifications to a user to notify the user that a tracking device is potentially lost or is in a predicted state. The tracking system may notify the user that a tracking device is potentially lost or in a predicted state based on a number of factors, including: a proximity of a tracking device to other tracking devices or a user's mobile device, a movement of a tracking device to more than a threshold distance away from a mobile device or other tracking devices, a location of a tracking device relative to a geographic location or to geographic boundaries, a usage or movement behavior of the tracking device, a usage or movement behavior of a user or owner of a tracking device, information received from an external source, or information received from sensors within the tracking device or a user's mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Guilherme de Barros Chapiewski, Melody Quintana, Mayank Kumar, Tyler Lettau, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10911935
    Abstract: A GTP firewall device registers with a cloud-based GTP GSN objects server to receive IR.21 records for each of a plurality of carriers for which roaming data services are authorized for roaming mobile devices of the plurality of carriers. The cloud-based GTP GSN objects server distributes IR.21 records and updates to the plurality of carriers. The GTP firewall device receives substantially real-time updates to the IP addresses for IR.21 records of carriers from the cloud-based GTP GSN objects server. The updates are responsive to addition of new IP addresses or removal of deleted IP address by a carrier at an IR.21 IP address server, for subsequent authorizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmed Elmishad
  • Patent number: 10908299
    Abstract: Corrected User Equipment (UE) positioning is based at least in part on signaling that is associated with UE inertial measurements. Such measurements are used in some embodiments to track UE locations along trajectories of UE movement and develop or obtain a model to subsequently predict UE positioning corrections based on channel estimates of a wireless channel. For example, reference signaling may be transmitted by a UE, and the UE then receives positioning corrections or corrected positioning in response to the reference signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Navid Tadayon, Hamidreza Farmanbar, Yicheng Lin
  • Patent number: 10912053
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, via a core network in accordance with a regional data routing plan, an affiliation request from a data source device based on a first level regional affiliation of the data source device and a first computing entity. The method further includes determining whether a second level regional affiliation is substantially equal to the first level regional affiliation. When the second level regional affiliation is not substantially equal to the first level regional affiliation, the method further includes identifying a second computing entity based on the second level regional affiliation and sending a notification message to the second computing entity regarding the data source device being affiliated with the second computing entity. The method further includes broadcasting a gateway message to the core network to change the regional data routing plan such that data from the data source device is routed to the second computing entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Xaptum, Inc.
    Inventors: David Robinson Bild, Mario Frank DeRango