Patents Examined by Lester G. Kincaid
  • Patent number: 10979977
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method at a User Equipment (UE) comprising determining that a current radio resource configuration is of a normal type, and responsive to the determining, prohibiting the UE from sending a Power Preference Indication (PPI) for a radio resource configuration of the normal type. Also disclosed is a method at a UE comprising: determining that a current radio resource configuration is of a power optimized type, and responsive to the determining, prohibiting the UE from sending a PPI for a radio resource configuration of the power optimized type. Also disclosed is a UE including a processor, the UE configured to: determine that a current radio resource configuration is of a normal type, and responsive to the determining, refrain from sending a PPI for a radio resource configuration of the normal type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Gordon Peter Young, Nicholas William Anderson, Eswar Vutukuri
  • Patent number: 10973077
    Abstract: A method performed by a wireless communication device for monitoring for a paging message from a core network node in a wireless communications network. The wireless communication device monitors (304) for the paging message at one or more paging occasions during a time period for monitoring paging. The start of the time period is based on an instant of time when the wireless communication device registers to the core network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Kai-Erik Sunell, Peter Hedman, HÃ¥kan Palm, Paul Schliwa-Bertling, Riikka Susitaival, Martin Van Der Zee, Emre Yavuz
  • Patent number: 10944491
    Abstract: A method for positioning a device under test within a test area is provided. The method comprises the steps of determining shape and/or quality of a quiet zone with respect to the device under test, and using an augmented reality technique in order to optimize the positioning of the device under test in the quiet zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Benoit Derat
  • Patent number: 10923799
    Abstract: An antenna structure is provided that improves performance of a Near Field Communication antenna by constructing a pattern for NFC in an inner center region of a pattern for a wireless charging pad. The structure includes a Printed Circuit Board including a first and a second substrate layer, where the first substrate layer includes a first and a second non-conductive area, one first conductive wire constructed in a shape surrounding the first non-conductive area, one second conductive wire constructed in a shape surrounding the second non-conductive area, and a first antenna corresponding to a first frequency band. The second substrate layer includes a third non-conductive area, a third wire surrounding the third non-conductive area, and connection wires electrically coupling the first and the second conductive wire forming a second winding. The first winding and the second winding are a second antenna corresponding to a second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Hansol Technics Inc.
    Inventors: Woosup Lee, Jinkyung Kim, Younju Kim
  • Patent number: 10924904
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for performing communication using Bluetooth in a wireless communication system. The method includes sending an advertising message providing notification of the provision of an object transfer service to a first client device, receiving a scan request message for requesting additional information from the first client device, sending a scan response message to the first client device in response to the scan request, receiving a connection request message for Bluetooth connection from the first client device, selecting a specific object as a current object, and receiving control information indicating whether the execution of a specific operation in the selected current object is permitted from the first client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Younghwan Kwon
  • Patent number: 10924895
    Abstract: A method for sending a short message service (SMS) message is provided. The method comprises receiving, by a destination home network database entity from a sending network entity, a first message containing an indication of support for a plurality of SMS message delivery protocols, wherein the SMS message is transmitted to a target entity address contained in the first message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, Nicholas James Russell
  • Patent number: 10917508
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal capable of efficiently controlling reception of an incoming call in a state that an external terminal capable of assisting audio output is connected with the mobile terminal and a method of controlling therefor. Specifically, the present invention relates to the mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to communicate with the external terminal, a sensing unit configured to detect a movement of the mobile terminal, an audio output unit and a controller, if a first movement is detected by the sensing unit in the middle of receiving the incoming call in a first configuration state of which an audio output is performed via a first external terminal, configured to accept the incoming call and switch to a second configuration outputting an calling signal for the accepted incoming call via the audio output unit instead of the first external terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongeon Lee, Haelie Kwak, Seonghyok Kim, Sungzoon Yang
  • Patent number: 10897304
    Abstract: A cellular type communications system for cellular telephone networks to operate, control and communicate with unmanned aerial vehicles and remote piloted vehicles, the system including a first near-ground region to communicate with devices near the ground, as well as one or more layers covering roughly the same areal extent as the ground region but which are separated from each other and also elevated above ground substantially, and within which an aerial vehicle may rely on communications using the cell-based communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Rhombus Systems Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Erlend Olson
  • Patent number: 10893555
    Abstract: Vehicles and methods are disclosed. A vehicle includes one or more imaging sensors, one or more processors, and one or more non-transitory memory modules storing machine-readable instructions. Executing the machine-readable instructions causes the one or more processors to receive identification information from a service device. Executing the machine-readable instructions causes the one or more processors to obtain, using the one or more imaging sensors, image data corresponding to identifying indicia of the service device. Executing the machine-readable instructions causes the one or more processors to authenticate the service device based on the identification information and the identifying indicia. Executing the machine-readable instructions causes the one or more processors to initiate a service in response to authentication of the service device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyungtae Han, Katsumi Nagata
  • Patent number: 10863310
    Abstract: It is provided a method performed at a terminal for information interaction including the following steps: detecting current position and direction information of the terminal when the terminal shoots a scene image; determining an information search range of the terminal according to an image capture ability of the terminal; sending the current position and direction information and the information search range of the terminal to a server, wherein the server is configured to return, among a plurality of social information items published by one or more terminals on a social network platform, an information collection within the information search range and satisfying the position and direction information of the terminal; obtaining the scene image using the terminal; and displaying the information collection returned by the server along with the scene image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhenwei Zhang, Ling Wang, Fen Xiao, Zhehui Wu
  • Patent number: 10856302
    Abstract: A method of controlling admission of a user equipment to a cell of a multi-mode base station, being a base station arranged to operate as a plurality of cells, the plurality of cells comprising at least a first cell and a second cell, and the method comprising: determining information relating to the first cell, and controlling admission of a user equipment to the second cell in dependence on the information relating to the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas William Whinnett, Fiona Clare Angharad Somerville
  • Patent number: 10841866
    Abstract: A method is provided of a sensor sensing a mobile user terminal for cellular radio telecommunications, the user terminal being associated with any one of a plurality of networks, each network having a distinct carrier frequency band for radio signals. The method comprises: broadcasting a common signal at each of multiple carrier frequency bands; the user terminal receiving the signal in the associated carrier frequency band of its network; the user terminal checking information in the received signal, and upon determining that the information is acceptable to allow connection to the sensor, the user terminal acknowledging to the sensor its receipt of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Irwin O. Kennedy, Senad Bulja
  • Patent number: 10827078
    Abstract: A traffic package providing method and a related device, where the method includes obtaining, by a terminal device, travelling schedule information, sending the travelling schedule information to an access platform server, receiving information about multiple traffic packages from the access platform serve, where each of the N travelling schedule nodes corresponding to information about at least one traffic package in the information about the traffic packages, and the information about the traffic packages are provided by an operator, sending a traffic package subscription message to the access platform server, where the traffic package subscription message includes an identity of a determined target traffic package and identity information of the terminal, obtaining N profiles, and installing the N profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaobo Yu, Shuiping Long, Qiang Yi
  • Patent number: 10771979
    Abstract: A method includes: extracting a data value of receiver address field from a short message; wherein the short message sent by the short message center includes receiver address field, and the data value of the receiver address field includes the receiver's MSISDN; if the short message does not include the receiver address field or the data value is not local MSISDN such as the MSISDN of the receiver terminal, determining the short message as a fake base station short message. The MSISDN used in the present disclosure is an existing feature of the sender terminal and the receiver terminal without requiring the user to perform additional operations. Moreover, neither the short message center nor the receiver terminal needs to acquire the preset cryptogram in the gateway. Therefore, the present disclosure accurately detects a fake base station short message without requiring the user to perform additional operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: XiaoYuan Bai, Hongru Zhu
  • Patent number: 10674337
    Abstract: The provided are a method and device for processing one or more operations for a device peripheral. The method includes that: a transaction including the one or more operations for the device peripheral is acquired, wherein the transaction includes operation content of the one or more operations for the device peripheral and a preset control parameter of the one or more operations for the device peripheral; the one or more operations for the device peripheral are executed according to the operation content; and operation execution information of the one or more operations for the device peripheral is determined according to the preset control parameter. The present disclosure solves the problem in related art, thereby achieving the effect of processing the one or more operations for the device peripheral in time and effectively improving the transaction execution efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kun Yang, Hao Wu
  • 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: 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: 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