Patents Examined by Lester Kincaid
  • Patent number: 10187764
    Abstract: A system and method for automatic electronic payment based on the detection of a mobile station adapted to operate in a cellular telecommunications network. The system and method transmit, on the part of a transmitter associated with a Near Field Focused (NFF) base station, which is external to the cellular telecommunications network, a signal that indicates the presence of the NFF base station by mimicking the signal of an antenna of the cellular network. A request for connection to the NFF base station that originates from the mobile station is detected. An identity request signal to the mobile station is transmitted. The system and method detect an identity reply signal sent by the mobile station. Identification data of a subscriber is determined. The subscriber is billed on the basis of the determined subscriber identification data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: EUREKA S.A.
    Inventor: Andrea Modiano
  • Patent number: 10154499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for sharing wireless resource information by a cell in a multi-cell wireless communication system. More particularly, the method for sharing wireless resource information by a cell according to the present invention comprises: a step of transmitting wireless resource information to a neighbor cell; and a step of receiving an acknowledgement message corresponding to the wireless resource information from the neighbor cell. The wireless resource information is information for changing the used of the wireless resource of a specific wireless resource region, and the acknowledgement message is a message indicating whether the change in use of the wireless resource is allowed in the neighbor cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungmin Lee, Hanbyul Seo, Hakseong Kim, Byounghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10136262
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and network device for detecting movement in a physical environment. Specifically, a network device obtains a first feedback information for a first set of wireless signals transmitted by a first device in a physical environment and received by a second device in the physical environment. Moreover, the network device obtains a second feedback information for a second set of wireless signals transmitted by the first device and received by the second device. The network device then compares the first feedback information to the second feedback information to identify a first set of one or more difference values. Based on the first set of one or more difference values, the network device determines that one or more physical entities within the physical environment have moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Gautam Bhanage
  • Patent number: 10117223
    Abstract: A method and system for paging of a wireless client device (WCD). When a wireless communication system encounters a trigger to page a WCD, the system will identify the WCD's most recent serving base station (e.g., the WCD's currently registered base station, or the base station providing the WCD's currently registered coverage area) and will determine whether that base station is a relay base station or rather a non-relay base station. If the base station is a non-relay base station, then the system will provide the initial page of the WCD via just that base station (e.g., as in the zone based paging process discussed above). Whereas, if the base station is a relay base station, then the system will provide the initial (ordinal first) page of the WCD via both that base station and the donor base station that provides the relay base station's wireless backhaul connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Siddharth S. Oroskar, Jasinder P. Singh, Anoop K. Goyal
  • Patent number: 10091339
    Abstract: A system configures a mobile device. The system includes a battery and a mobile device. The battery includes at least one power storage cell and a memory arrangement, the memory arrangement storing staging profile data, the staging profile data including configuration data. The mobile device is configured to be coupled to the battery, the mobile device being powered by the at least one power storage cell, the mobile device receiving the staging profile data from the memory arrangement, the mobile device being automatically configured for communication with a communication network as a function of the configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raj V. A. Suresh, Sateesh Veerabhadrappa Angadi
  • Patent number: 10070467
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a radio bearer establishment method, apparatus, and system. The method includes: determining, by an MME, according to a pairing identifier of a UE or user information of a UE or received synthetic communication UE information, an RB of a benefited user equipment UE that performs synthetic communication and a corresponding support UE; and sending synthetic communication indication information to a base station, where the synthetic communication indication information includes information about the RB of the benefited UE that performs the synthetic communication and about the corresponding support UE, so that the base station separately sends corresponding synthetic RB configuration information to the benefited UE and the support UE according to the synthetic communication indication information, and the benefited UE and the support UE establish a corresponding synthetic RB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yue Li, Xiaolong Guo
  • Patent number: 10051607
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the communications field and provide a data processing method, an apparatus and a system, which can improve generality of a network concurrent function on an intelligent terminal. The data processing method includes: accessing a wireless local area network; establishing a first access point name APN, where the first APN is different from a default APN of the intelligent terminal, and the first APN is used to implement data service access to a cellular network when the wireless local area network is accessed; accessing the cellular network by using the first APN; and performing, in the wireless local area network and the cellular network accessed by using the first APN, transmission of a data service of the intelligent terminal. The data processing method, the apparatus and the system provided in the embodiments of the present invention are used to process data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xinghong Shang
  • Patent number: 10028246
    Abstract: Femtocells are often used to extend the coverage of wireless telecommunication networks, but do not typically incorporate mechanisms that allow their location to be easily ascertained. As described herein, a system may determine the locations of femtocells, based on the locations of user devices that attach to, detach from, handover between, and/or detect the femtocells. A map (such as a three-dimensional map) may be generated based on the determined locations of femtocells. The locations of femtocells may be used, for example, in emergency broadcast situations, in order to ensure that messages are distributed as completely as possible in a given region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: David Chiang, Donna L. Polehn, Steven R. Rados, Thomas W. Haynes, Kent W. Hughes
  • Patent number: 9992326
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to methods and systems for determining the language presented by a mobile communication device operable for use in a plurality of different countries during an activation process on the mobile communication device. Methods may comprise receiving information from beacon(s) of one or more wireless access points to determine the presented language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Gary D. Koller, Mark Douglas Peden, Raymond E. Reeves, Simon Youngs
  • Patent number: 9992314
    Abstract: Techniques are described for automatic device mode switching. In an implementation an electronic device provides a variety of functionality through multiple modes of the electronic device. The electronic device may be configured to toggle between modes when inserted into or removed from a corresponding mounting device. In an implementation, one operational mode may be automatically activated upon insertion of the electronic device into the mounting device. Another operational mode may be automatically activated when the electronic device is removed from the mounting device. In another implementation, multiple modes of an electronic device may be associated with multiple orientations of the device. An orientation detector may provide signals indicative of orientation, which when detected causes automatic activation of an associated operational mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Garmin Switzerland GmbH
    Inventor: Lawrence W. Beason
  • Patent number: 9986451
    Abstract: A method is provided for transceiving a signal through at least two data streams in a wireless communication system. A first base station measures a wireless channel state for a link with a second base station by using an orthogonal pilot signal. The first base station receives channel status information related to a link of a first mobile station from the first mobile station, channel status information related to a link of a second mobile station from the second mobile station, and channel status information related to a device-to-device (D2D) link from the second mobile station. The D2D link is a channel link between the mobile stations. The first base station exchanges the received channel status information with the second base station, the first mobile station and the second mobile station using a broadcast signal, and determines data stream directions of the first base station and the second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignees: LG Electronics Inc., Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University
    Inventors: Hyukjin Chae, Byoung-Yoon Min, Kiyeon Kim, Dong Ku Kim
  • Patent number: 9986540
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. A method of removing interference and receiving data by means of a terminal in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention may include: transmitting first generic channel state information (CSI) generated based on required signal power from a serving cell; transmitting second generic CSI generated based on interference signal power from an interference cell; and receiving data generated based on CSI recalculated by using an interference condition that has changed after the transmission of the first and second generic CSI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyungtae Kim, Hyunho Lee
  • Patent number: 9980205
    Abstract: An example device for processing a query for a physical asset includes a processor and a computer-readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations may include receiving a query for a physical asset from a requesting device, determining a near field communication node that detects the physical asset, and providing to the requesting device an identification of a communication device that is associated with the near field communication node in response to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, William Cottrill, Brandon B. Hilliard
  • Patent number: 9974033
    Abstract: A method for setting, in a wireless cellular telecommunication network, a power of radio signals transferred by mobile terminals served by plural nodes, the method including, executed by a server in charge of the nodes: checking if a message is received from one of the nodes, the message being representative of occurrence of an event in a cell of the node which transferred the message; adjusting a common parameter value for the nodes according to reception or not of the message; and transferring to each node the adjusted common parameter value or information derived from the adjusted common parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicolas Gresset, Mourad Khanfouci
  • Patent number: 9967377
    Abstract: An apparatus for replacing a battery in a housing of a cell phone or other electronic device. The housing has a slot for receiving the battery and further includes a docking pad within the housing. The docking pad provides a locking of the battery in place when the battery is pressed into the slot to contact the docking pad. The battery may be released by either pushing the battery forward a second time or by the use of a separate release button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph Romain
  • Patent number: 9967804
    Abstract: A base station and a method that reduce abnormal cell re-selection behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Chia-Lung Liu, Mu-Liang Wang, Guan-Hsien Du
  • Patent number: 9955283
    Abstract: A communication system for supporting machine type communication within a cellular communication network is described in which a communication device is allocated a permanent offline area in which the communication device is expected to be located whilst not attached for communication within the network. The communication device identifies a cell in which the communication device is currently located and determines whether or not the cell forms part of the permanent offline area or a temporary offline area that comprises a previously visited cell that is not part of the permanent offline area. If these areas do not comprise the cell in which the communication device is currently located, the communication device attaches to the network and communicates information identifying the cell in which the communication device is currently located to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Iskren Ianev, Yannick Lair
  • Patent number: 9949092
    Abstract: A communication device, which is to be mounted on a vehicle, includes: identifying means that identifies a location of the communication device; communication means that successively transmits location information that indicates the location of the communication device that is identified by the identifying means; and setting means that sets a transmission interval at which the location information is to be transmitted in accordance with the location of the communication device that is identified by the identifying means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Yamasaki, Masayuki Sakata
  • Patent number: 9930520
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technologies, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method of providing a profile package by a profile server and the profile server includes generating a profile package, dividing the profile package in a unit installable in a UICC of an electronic device, reconfiguring the divided profile information in an encryptable unit, and transmitting the reconfigured profile information to the electronic device. Further, provided is an operating method and apparatus of an electronic device communicating with the profile server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee
  • Patent number: 9924449
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (WCD) stores a location of a portable WAP and is configured to report the stored location of the portable WAP to a location-based service provider (LBSP) when the WCD is within coverage of the portable WAP and requests a location-based service from the LBSP. While the WCD is within coverage of the portable WAP, the WCD (i) uses a wireless-communication interface to detect that the WCD is also within one or more particular cellular coverage areas and (ii) stores a correlation between the portable WAP and the one or more particular cellular coverage areas. Thereafter, while the WCD is again within coverage of the portable WAP, the WCD determines that the WCD is not within coverage of the one or more particular cellular coverage areas. In response, the WCD reconfigures itself to not report the stored location of the portable WAP to the LBSP when the WCD requests the location-based service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Michael P. McMullen, Roger D. Bartlett