Patents Examined by Kwasi Karikari
  • Patent number: 10750310
    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: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: X One, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Haney
  • Patent number: 10739957
    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: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 11, 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: 10736068
    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: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zaichen Zhang, Rong Zeng, Yuxin Wei, Chen Sun
  • Patent number: 10728719
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for passing short message service (SMS) messages between sending and receiving SMS service providers over a network comprising a default data center and one or more alternative data centers. The default data center may receive message segments of an SMS message from the sending SMS provider into a local storage area of a concatenator comprising a local and a global storage area. The message segments may include segmentation information indicative of a number of message segments associated with the SMS message, routing information, the sending SMS provider, and the receiving SMS provider. When all the message segments have been received within a local timeout period, the default data center concatenates the message segments into a single SMS message and sends it to the receiving SMS service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Bandwidth, Inc.
    Inventors: Syed Mohsin Reza Zaidi, Bryan C. Turner, Alan Woodrow Bevier, Jeremy Howard
  • Patent number: 10708399
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an intelligent device and an intelligent system. The intelligent device includes a panel, a first communication interface and a processor unit, wherein the processor unit is configured to: when the first communication interface is connected with a second communication interface of the mobile terminal, send a request message to the mobile terminal through the first communication interface, and receive a response message sent by the mobile terminal, or receive a control instruction sent by the mobile terminal though the first communication interface, and perform a corresponding operation according to the control instruction. Through the above technical solution, the intelligent device is capable of achieving a convenient connection with the mobile terminal, so that the mobile terminal can be used as a module for communication, processing, networking and other functions of the intelligent device so as to achieve the intelligence of the intelligent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CLOUDMINDS (SHENZHEN) ROBOTICS SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Boyu Cui
  • Patent number: 10707906
    Abstract: Disclosed in embodiments of the present disclosure are a radio frequency transmission circuit and circuit matching method. The radio frequency transmission circuit includes: a control unit and at least one transmission loop unit. The transmission loop unit includes at least one predetermined matching loop, and the control unit is pre-stored with a correspondence relationship between predetermined transmission powers and predetermined matching loops. The control unit is used to determine, according to the pre-stored correspondence relationship between the predetermined transmission powers and the predetermined matching loops, a predetermined matching loop corresponding to the received transmission power as a first matching loop, and control the first matching loop to operate. Also provided in the embodiments of the present disclosure is a computer storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pengfei Ping
  • Patent number: 10699810
    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 an 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 10 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: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth W. Stewart, Michael P. Wademan, Marilyn S. Major
  • Patent number: 10694477
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein relating to beam-switching in a wireless system. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a User Equipment device (UE) that transmits and/or receives to and/or from a source Antenna Node (AN) on a source beam comprises performing a Mobility Reference Signal (MRS) search to attempt to detect MRS transmitted by one or more candidate ANs for one or more candidate beam. The method further comprises, if one or more conditions that are indicative of the MRS search being unsuccessful are met, transmitting an indication that the MRS search was unsuccessful. In this manner, one or more network nodes are informed that an action(s) (e.g., assisted beam-formed MRS transmission and/or increasing MRS transmit power at candidate AN(s)) needs to be taken to enable a successful MRS search by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rasmus Axén, Pradeepa Ramachandra, Osman Nuri Can Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 10687174
    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: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Mobile Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Dale Hartzell, Mark Welton, Michael Perri, Stephen Skory
  • Patent number: 10685381
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a message comprising status data from a second computing device, determining that a geographic area is a hotspot based at least on the status data, where mobile users in a hotspot have a high probability of accessing an application on their mobile computing devices, and sending an indication that the geographic area is a hotspot to a third-party computing device, where the indication is used by the third-party computing device to determine a value for delivery of content to computing devices associated with the geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Artur Duque de Souza
  • Patent number: 10671905
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatus, and tangible non-transitory carrier media encoded with one or more computer programs that can determine the path or route most likely navigated by a mobile target are described. In accordance with particular embodiments, the most likely path or route is determined based on path-based scoring of position estimates obtained from different types of complementary locationing signal sources. Instead of fusing the position data derived from the different types of signal sources, these particular embodiments determine the most likely path navigated by the mobile target based on an independent aggregation of the position estimates derived from complementary signals of different source types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Trackonomy Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajay Khoche
  • Patent number: 10674552
    Abstract: Using a method of operating a system that includes remote servers, multiple electronic devices, and a wireless portable, the portable wireless device receives notification of an incoming call. The system uses the remote servers and other parts of the system to determine that one of the electronic devices can wirelessly communicate with the portable wireless device, and establishes a wireless connection between the portable wireless device and that device. The system determines whether the user is also located with the portable wireless device and wirelessly connected device and if so, routes incoming call audio to that device. If the system determines that the user is located with a different device, incoming call audio is routed from the portable wireless device to the device near the portable wireless device, and then the call audio is bridged to the device near the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Dor Naveh, Arunjeet Singh, Adrian Hurditch
  • Patent number: 10674004
    Abstract: A mobile device having location services may store information pertaining to a geo-fence that is associated with a user of the mobile device and assigned to a location. The mobile device may identify a current location of the mobile device and store data pertaining to the location of the mobile device. The mobile device determines a current geo-fence state of the mobile device based on the location data in response to an internal stimuli or an external stimuli. The geo-fence state is selected from at least an inside geo-fence state in which the mobile device is deemed to be inside the geo-fence and an outside geo-fence state in which the mobile device is deemed to be outside of the geo-fence. The mobile device may notify a remote server of the current geo-fence state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Frenz, Joel Swanson
  • Patent number: 10659972
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide a system and methods for determining a minimum number of communication nodes to substantially cover a particular geographical area and for optimizing an extension of an optical network to provide service to the communication nodes. In one implementation, at least one parameter for one or more forces configured to control interactions of a plurality of nodes is received. Each of the nodes has a node range corresponding to an effective operational limit of the node. Boundary information defining a geographical area to which coverage by a network may be provided is received. The one or more forces are simulated to distribute the plurality of nodes. The simulation of the one or more forces causes the plurality of nodes to become positioned in an overall layout such that the defined geographical area is substantially covered by the node ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin K. Peterson, Samid Ameer Hoda
  • Patent number: 10659618
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for monitoring communications in a packet-switched network. More specifically, the system initiates a communication between a network endpoint associated with a call mediator and at least a second network endpoint; records, at the call mediator, information associated with the communication; and upon termination of the communication, communicates, from the call mediator to an enterprise gatekeeper, the information associated with the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Mitsumori, Michael Baj
  • Patent number: 10659589
    Abstract: The description relates to device pairing. One example can involve a computing device (e.g., companion device) and a stylus. The companion device can have a display and be configured to communicate in accordance with a wireless protocol. The stylus can be configured to transmit proximity information to the computing device when a user brings a tip of the stylus proximate to the display and be configured to supply wireless protocol identification information with the proximity information. The computing device can be configured to pair with the stylus over the wireless protocol using the wireless protocol identification information without requiring any additional action from the user on the computing device or the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Joy Gilbert Jeganathan, Tejas Mistry, Justin Coppin, Alain Michaud
  • Patent number: 10659915
    Abstract: An anti-disaster system, comprising: disaster detection apparatuses detecting an occurrence of disaster; position processing apparatuses generating distribution information; base stations communicating with the mobile station; and a control apparatus. The control apparatus determines a disaster region concerned among a plurality of regions, based on a message from the disaster detection apparatus located in the disaster region concerned. The control apparatus instructs the position processing apparatus located in the disaster region concerned to generate the distribution information based on information from the base station located in the disaster region concerned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Xiao Peng
  • Patent number: 10659944
    Abstract: A method for a wireless device (12) to facilitate personnel accountability is provided. Incident data is received. The incident data includes a location of an incident. A determination is made whether confirmation has been received that a user of the wireless device (12) agrees to respond to the incident. In response to determining confirmation has been received: a location of the wireless device (12) is determined, a first estimated time of arrival to the location of the incident from the location of the wireless device (12) is determined, transmission of the first estimated time of arrival is caused, a virtual region around the location of the incident is generated, a determination is made if the wireless device (12) enters the virtual region, transmission of a first update is caused in response to determining the wireless device (12) enters the virtual region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Prabudas Subramaniam, Mukul Jain
  • Patent number: 10649092
    Abstract: A positioning system is provided in which a client device samples a transmission from any suitable terrestrial wireless source. The resulting samples are correlated with replica samples to determine a position of the client device using time-difference-of-arrival-based calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: ETHERWHERE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Farrokh Farrokhi, Dickson Wong
  • Patent number: 10634760
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for object tracking via identifier-tracker pairings is provided. An identifier with data for a tracker is received. The tracker is paired with the identifier and also associated with an object. The tracker is identified based on the received identifier. A location of the tracker is determined by obtaining readings regarding the tracker on a periodic or continuous basis and calculating the tracker location from the last obtained readings or by requesting readings regarding the tracker upon receipt of the identifier and calculating the tracker location from the requested readings. The location of the tracker is designated as a location of the object associated with the tracker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher L. Chua, Ashish V. Pattekar