Patents Examined by Kwasi Karikari
  • Patent number: 10631126
    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 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Guilherme de Barros Chapiewski, Melody Quintana, Mayank Kumar, Tyler Lettau, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10623583
    Abstract: A method for displaying wireless service usage information and account information using an account management application operating on a wireless device includes receiving, at the account management application operating on the wireless device and from a tracking module, wireless service usage information for a wireless subscriber associated with the wireless device, the wireless service usage information including one or more units of wireless services that the wireless subscriber has used, receiving, at the account management application operating on the wireless device and from a service provider over a wireless network, account information associated with the wireless subscriber associated with the wireless device, the service provider being different from the wireless device and the wireless network, and enabling presentation, on a display of the wireless device, of the account management application including the wireless service usage information and the account information for the wireless subscriber
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Ramprasad
  • Patent number: 10609513
    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: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Guilherme de Barros Chapiewski, Melody Quintana, Mayank Kumar, Tyler Lettau, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10609512
    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 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Guilherme de Barros Chapiewski, Melody Quintana, Mayank Kumar, Tyler Lettau, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10609542
    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: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Intrinsic Value, LLC
    Inventor: Clarence J. Gideon, III
  • Patent number: 10602313
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for state-based location monitoring and determining a location of a mobile device. An application processor identifies a desired movement state. The application processor notifies a coprocessor of the desired state and enters a low power mode. The coprocessor monitors movement data to determine whether the desired state has occurred. In the event the desired state has occurred, the coprocessor will notify the application processor. The application processor can then determine whether it should switch to a high power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Jensen, Michael P. Dal Santo, Stephen J. Rhee, Danil Y. Zvyagintsev
  • Patent number: 10595164
    Abstract: Determining a location of a user equipment (UE) based on historical location data and historical sector transition data is disclosed. A correlation between historic location information and a historic sector transition can be determined. The correlation can be stored in a searchable data set. A location of a current UE can be inferred based on a sector transition of the current UE. The sector transition of the current UE can be searched against the data set to indicate a likely location of the current UE based on historical information. The searchable data set can be based on sparse location data enabling location determinations for a current UE that can otherwise lack location services. Moreover, an order of a sector transition can imbue a directionality to stored location information such that a likely location in a sector can be correlated to a transition from a prior sector of a network session of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rudolph Mappus, Herani Soewarto Brotman, James White
  • Patent number: 10587991
    Abstract: In some implementations, a core network device can receive an initiation request of a communication session to an alias number. The core network device can retrieve from a registration database one or more destination number(s) corresponding to the alias number. The core network device can transmit respective indication(s) of the alias number to destination(s) corresponding to the retrieved destination number(s). The core network device can initiate the communication session to one of the destination(s) using the respective one of the retrieved destination number(s). A destination number can correspond to a computing device, e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Piscopo, Jr., Shelby Seward
  • Patent number: 10586245
    Abstract: Push reporting is disclosed. A first payload comprising feature reporting information and meta information is received from a first device at a first time. A second payload comprising feature reporting information and meta information is received from a second device at a second time. At respective third and fourth times, respective third and fourth payloads are received from the first and second devices, respectively. The third and fourth payloads include additional feature reporting information and meta information. The processing of the information received from the first and second devices is coordinated. A request for information is received. Metrics are provided as output. The metrics are based at least in part on the processing of the information received from the first and second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Urban Airship, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Todd Johnson, Erik A. Onnen, Dave K. Revell, Jeffrey A. Towle, Nathan A. Putnam
  • Patent number: 10582366
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for network selection and traffic routing are disclosed herein. User equipment (UE) is configured to store an access network selection and detection function (ANDSF) management object (MO). The ANDSF MO may include network selection rules indicating relative priority based on a specific radio access technology (RAT) types of different access networks. The UE is configured to identify one or more available access networks. The UE is configured to establish a connection with an access network of the one or more available access networks. The UE establishes the connection with an access network having a RAT with a highest relative priority of the one or more available access networks based on the network selection rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Vivek Gupta, Puneet K. Jain
  • Patent number: 10574807
    Abstract: A device and apparatus is provided for a hybrid secondary screen smart cover with e-ink. The hybrid mobile device cover includes a first panel configured to connect to a mobile device. The hybrid mobile device cover also includes a second panel configured to cover a touchscreen of the mobile device. The second panel includes an e-ink display configured to display images in response to interactions with the touchscreen of the mobile device using an interface window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Siva Penke, Siva Boggala
  • Patent number: 10575195
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless detection of a status of component within a vehicle are described that utilize a single connection or single point of connection to access the status of each component. A plurality of modules each having a wireless radio and two discrete electrical inputs can be provided, with each of the modules monitoring at least one component. Each module can be configured to switch a configuration of its wireless radio from a client to a wireless access point. A radio of one of the module can be dynamically configured to be the wireless access point, with the remaining ones of the modules being configured to connect to the wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE ENTERPRISES, LLC
    Inventor: Samuel Allen Carswell
  • Patent number: 10568067
    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: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Martin Warwick Beale
  • 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: 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: 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