Patents Examined by Lester G. Kincaid
  • Patent number: 10667087
    Abstract: Reception and transmission from at least two sets of antenna ports on a high speed train are controlled, wherein the at least two sets of antenna ports are installed at different locations on the high speed train. This involves determining a velocity and the position of each of the antenna ports, and using these as a basis for determining a reception combining scheme and/or transmission scheme from the sets of antenna ports. Signals are transmitted and received from the sets of antenna ports in conformance with the determined reception combining and/or transmission scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Joakim Axmon, Bryan Smith
  • Patent number: 10666785
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for communications between a wearable device, a headset that can be attached to and detached from the wearable device, and a communications device. The wearable device detects when a user detaches the headset and establishes a Bluetooth connection between the headset and the wearable device or between the headset and another communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Li, Yusheng Liao
  • Patent number: 10567949
    Abstract: A mobile device, via a roaming platform, can switch IMSIs (e.g., Home IMSI-1, Roamer IMSI-2, etc.) depending on a location of the mobile device. Upon switching IMSIs, the roaming platform can forward the update location to an HLR of the home network and roaming network. If the MMSC on the home network receives an MMS message, the MMSC on the home network may query the HLR for a current location. From the query, if the message recipient is roaming, the MMSC on the home network may communicate with the MMSC on the roaming network to deliver the message. As a result, the roaming network can handle the routing of the message without a data session routed back through the home network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Mehul Shah, Chingming Chao
  • Patent number: 10560597
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for uploading an image file to an image repository from a mobile handheld communications device having an integrated camera. In an embodiment, the method comprises: upon determining capture of an image using the integrated camera, automatically initiating an image upload module; configuring the image upload module to display an image upload user interface having user selectable image upload settings; and upon receiving user instructions, uploading the image file to the image repository with the selected image upload settings. The upload settings may be preselected and the device may be preauthorized to access an account on the image repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard D. Klassen, Terrill Dent
  • Patent number: 10506451
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating placement of a small cell in a network are provided. A small cell may be positioned such that it is communicatively coupled to a macro cell to provide a relay backhaul to a wireless network. The small cell may be configured to provide feedback of some form when the small cell is moved from a suitable location, to facilitate desired placement and use of the small cell. The feedback may be in the form of reduced or changed operation of a speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Kyle C. Allen, Jay Dean Bluhm, Bernard Robert Kingsley, Lance Paul Lukens
  • Patent number: 10499207
    Abstract: A display device provided to a vehicle includes a communication unit which communicates with a mobile device, a control unit which acquires a keyword in a call conversation if the mobile device makes a call, and a display unit which displays additional information corresponding to the keyword. Accordingly, the display device can provide the user with services corresponding to keywords of the call conversation with convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Il-ku Chang, Young-ho Rhee, Young-kyu Jin
  • Patent number: 10477345
    Abstract: Systems and methods for allowing separate parties to identify each other through the use of matching computer-coordinated identifiers are discussed. In some cases, the methods include using a processor of a computer system to identify a first computer device configured to provide a first perceptible identifier, using the processor to identify a second computer device that is configured to provide a second perceptible identifier, and using the processor to send the first perceptible identifier to the first computer device and the second perceptible identifier to the second computer device, wherein the first and second perceptible identifiers correspond with each other to provide a two-sided, computer-coordinated verification. In some cases, the described methods include modifying the first and second identifiers as the first and second computer devices come into proximity with each other. Other implementations are discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: J2B2, LLC
    Inventors: Spencer Brown, Joseph Almasy, Jason Baty
  • Patent number: 10469423
    Abstract: A method for handling a cloud hosted multimedia file on mobile devices includes receiving a message with a link to multimedia file, extracting the link and determining an address of multimedia server, contacting the multimedia server to determine a file type and determining whether the file type is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventor: Anurodh Pokharel
  • Patent number: 10455360
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to navigating based on directionality. An embodiment determines a position and a direction of a mobile device, determines one or more paths from the mobile device to one or more destinations associated with a current location of the mobile device, and displays one or more direction indicators corresponding to the one or more paths to the one or more destinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Young Shin Park
  • Patent number: 10430832
    Abstract: A portable electronic device configured to function as an electronic identifier in a facility, a high security zone, an amusement park, a city, and a hotel, and to display an interactive graphical map of the facility, the high security zone when authorized, the amusement park, the city, and hotel facilities when authorized is disclosed, as well as a facility mapping and visitor tracking system with security zone map views, amusement park map views, and city map views, and a set of facility mapping and visitor tracking processes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Alexey Filatoff
  • Patent number: 10425552
    Abstract: There is disclosed a system and method for uploading an image file to an image repository from a mobile handheld communications device having an integrated camera. In an embodiment, the method comprises: upon determining capture of an image using the integrated camera, automatically initiating an image upload module; configuring the image upload module to display an image upload user interface having user selectable image upload settings; and upon receiving user instructions, uploading the image file to the image repository with the selected image upload settings. The upload settings may be preselected and the device may be preauthorized to access an account on the image repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gerhard D. Klassen, Terrill Dent
  • Patent number: 10425784
    Abstract: A display device provided to a vehicle includes a communication unit which communicates with a mobile device, a control unit which acquires a keyword in a call conversation if the mobile device makes a call, and a display unit which displays additional information corresponding to the keyword. Accordingly, the display device can provide the user with services corresponding to keywords of the call conversation with convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Il-ku Chang, Young-ho Rhee, Young-kyu Jin
  • Patent number: 10419872
    Abstract: A wireless multimode (MM) device permits different radio access technologies (RAT) to interoperate dynamically with different positioning protocols (PP) by providing a MM Location Protocol Manager (MLM) that is independent of underlying transport mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Su-Lin Low, Chul-Hyun Oh, Chun-I Lee, Hausting Hong, Michael Cheng-Lai Lee, Balasubramani Arunachalam
  • Patent number: 10419874
    Abstract: An indoor positioning system and method that correlates map locations to respective wireless access point (AP) fingerprints, and wherein each wireless AP fingerprint is a plurality of wireless AP signal measurements associated with the correlated map location. The method includes receiving position-inference data associated with a user; determining a probable location inside the building based on the position-inference data; receiving wireless AP signal measurements detected by a wireless device associated with the user; associating the probable location with the wireless device based on the association between the position-inference data and the user of the wireless device; and updating the wireless AP fingerprint correlated to the probable location using the received wireless AP signal measurements. The method and system use crowd-sourcing to build and refine the wireless AP fingerprints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: I-Ming Tsai, Krishnam Raju Jampani, Jason Christopher Beckett, Daryl Joseph Martin, Jerry Mailloux
  • Patent number: 10412207
    Abstract: A mobile terminal, a power adapter, and an upgrade method are disclosed. The method includes: downloading software upgrade information of the power adapter by a mobile terminal, the software upgrade information being upgrade software of the power adapter; and transmitting the software upgrade information to a processor of the power adapter by the mobile terminal through a data line in a charging port during a process that the mobile terminal is connected to the power adapter through the charging port to facilitate the processor to upgrade the software of the power adapter according to the software upgrade information. The mobile terminal downloads the software upgrade information, and the most updated software upgrade information is transmitted to the power adapter during the process that the mobile terminal connects to the power adapter, the power adapter is upgraded to solve the problem that the power adapter is difficult to upgrade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Tian, Jialiang Zhang, Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10412640
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a switching control method, an apparatus, and a wireless communications network. The switching control method in the present application includes: receiving a path switching request sent by a radio node (RN), and obtaining information about user equipment (UE), an identifier of a source RN, and an identifier of a destination RN according to the path switching request; determining, according to the information about the UE, the identifier of the source RN, and the identifier of the destination RN, a function node (FN) that provides a service to the destination RN, and generating a path switching rule according to the FN; sending the path switching rule to an ingress network element. The embodiments of the present application resolve a problem that when system performance is insufficient, free extension cannot be performed due to mutual restriction between multiple functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Tan, Chenghui Peng, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10405295
    Abstract: Passive location estimation of mobile devices within a wireless network is provided. The passive location estimation is determined based on one or more measurements that are received from the mobile device and/or from one or more network elements. At least a portion of the passive information can be received in user plane data associated with an application executing on the mobile device. A measurement set for the mobile device can be defined and can be used to build fingerprints of geographical cellular measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Jin He
  • Patent number: 10396949
    Abstract: A method for processing interference signals, comprising the following steps of: receiving, by a terminal, configuration information sent by a base station to obtain periodic scheduling configuration information of a neighbor cell on specific time-frequency resources; detecting, by the terminal, an interference signal of the neighbor cell according to the scheduling configuration information, and acquiring information about the interference signal; and, performing, by the terminal, interference cancellation and/or interference suppression on the detected interference signal according to the information about the interference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Zixiong Chen, Xutao Zhou, Dajin Wang, Jinghui Xie, Songhui Shen, Yingyang Li
  • Patent number: 10362163
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system discussed herein are directed to a computing device, or a user equipment (UE), for preventing unintentional communication. After a user enters a command to send a communication such as a text or email message or a phone call, to a particular recipient addressed in the communication, appropriateness of the communication for the particular recipient is evaluated based on the time of the communication and/or a comparison of the contexts of the communication against the particular recipient. If a questionable context for the particular recipient is found, the user is notified and provided with an opportunity to cancel or edit before the message is actually sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron Byrne
  • Patent number: 10353076
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing a global navigation satellite system signal, referred to as a GNSS signal in the following, for determining a position of a vehicle, the method including: receiving an unfiltered GNSS signal, filtering the unfiltered GNSS signal on the basis of an ambient condition around the vehicle, and emitting the filtered GNSS signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Ulrich Stählin, Klaus Rink, Marc Menzel, Michael Zalewski