Patents Examined by Magdi Elhag
  • Patent number: 11125851
    Abstract: A method, electronic device and apparatus are disclosed. The method comprises obtaining a plurality of fingerprints. Each fingerprint is determined by a respective radio node. One or more respective signals are sent by one or more respective radio nodes surrounding the respective radio node. Each fingerprint comprises a respective piece of position information that, is indicative of the respective location of the radio node that determined the fingerprint. Each fingerprint further comprises at least one respective piece of identifier information associated with and uniquely identifying the respective one or more radio nodes surrounding the respective radio node. The method also includes generating a radio map based at least on the fingerprints; determining a further radio measurement for a current location of the electronic device; and determining the position of the electronic device based at least on the determined further radio measurement and the generated radio map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Here Global B.V.
    Inventor: Muhammad Irshan Khan
  • Patent number: 11128416
    Abstract: This application provides a feedback information transmission method and an apparatus. An example method includes: receiving, by a terminal device, M data blocks corresponding to control information of N downlink control channels, where the M data blocks are carried on a same carrier, N is a positive integer greater than or equal to 2, and M is a positive integer greater than or equal to 2; determining, by the terminal device, a target resource; and sending, by the terminal device, feedback information for the M data blocks on the target resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ting Wang, Shengyue Dou, Yuanjie Li
  • Patent number: 11129064
    Abstract: A method of activating and deactivating a secondary cell and a terminal device are provided. The method includes: a terminal device receives first indication information for indicating the terminal device to activate or deactivate a secondary cell of the terminal device sent by network device at a first starting time; the terminal device receives second indication information for indicating the terminal device to activate or deactivate the secondary cell sent by the network device at a second starting time later than the first starting time, herein the terminal device does not accomplish the activation or deactivation of the secondary cell according to the first indication information at the second starting time; after the second starting time, the terminal device determines to activate or deactivate the secondary cell only according to the first indication information or the second indication information, according to a preset rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jia Shen, Cong Shi
  • Patent number: 11057801
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a source base station. The source base station comprises a processing circuitry that generates a user equipment packet duplication status. The user equipment packet duplication status includes information on the status of uplink packet duplication performed by a user equipment with the source base station and at least one further base station. The information on the status of uplink packet duplication is per uplink radio bearer, one or more uplink radio bearers being established between the user equipment and the source base station. The source base station further comprises a transmitter that transmits the user equipment packet duplication status to a target base station which is the target of a handover from the source base station performed for the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Rikin Shah, Ming-Hung Tao, Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart
  • Patent number: 11057799
    Abstract: A network entity is configured to control a handover of a user equipment from a serving base station to a candidate target base station of a mobile communication network. The serving base station provides at least a first slice of a first slice type, and the candidate target base station provides at least a second slice of a second slice type. The user equipment is registered to the first slice of the serving base station. The network entity includes a processor configured to control, in response to a handover trigger, the handover of the user equipment on the basis of a requested slice type and the second slice type provided by the candidate target base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qing Wei, Ă–mer Bulakci, Emmanouil Pateromichelakis, Riccardo Trivisonno, Chenghui Peng
  • Patent number: 11032432
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for Core Network (CN) controlled traffic transmission in a dual/multiple-connectivity system. The method comprises the following steps: receiving a request containing information about a status of dual/multiple connectivity from the radio access network node; determining and providing a policy on a usage of dual/multiple connectivity to the radio access network node. This invention also relates to a system of Core Network (CN) controlled traffic transmission for a dual/multiple-connectivity, an apparatus for Core Network (CN) controlled traffic transmission in a dual/multiple-connectivity system and a non-transitory computer-readable medium with executable instructions for executing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Yang Shen, Weixing Wang, Jing He, Xiang Xu
  • Patent number: 11026054
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to reduce human burdens in setting work for a watch-over system, the information processing apparatus including: a determination unit that determines whether or not a position of a target is within a reference region, the reference region being a geographic region; an extraction unit that extracts a reference region candidate as a candidate for the reference region; and an output unit that outputs information related to the extracted reference region candidate in association with a reference condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanori Miyahara, Yuji Kitazawa, Satoshi Suzuno
  • Patent number: 11012388
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to systems for enhancing a first media item through the addition of a supplemental second media item. A user may provide a request to enhance a selected media item, and in response, an enhancement system retrieves and presents a curated collection of supplemental content to be added to the media, to the user. The user may review the curated collection of supplemental content, for example by providing a tactile input to scroll through the curated collection of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Manny Jerrold Adler, Jonathan Brody, Nathan Kenneth Boyd, Glenne Christiaansen, Kirk Ouimet, Kameron Sheffield, Haibo Zhao, Zhuangtian Zhao
  • Patent number: 11006336
    Abstract: A method for cell selection and/or cell reselection handling includes: performing, by a user equipment, a cell selection and/or cell reselection procedure wherein both a first radio cell and a second radio cell fulfill a cell selection criterion with the first radio cell being prioritized relative to the second radio cell; attempting, by the user equipment, to connect to a public land mobile network using a random access channel of a first base station entity, and failing to connect to the public land mobile network using the random access channel of the first base station entity; and performing, by the user equipment, a modified cell selection and/or cell reselection procedure, under unchanged radio conditions, whereby the user equipment attempts to connect to the public land mobile network using a random access channel of the second base station entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Olaf Zingler, Axel Klatt
  • Patent number: 10945113
    Abstract: An airtime card and associated methods of using the airtime card for the sale and/or authorization of wireless services is disclosed. The methods and airtime card include the use of an airtime card with a near field communication tag with a unique identifier code used to improve a user's experience and ease of authorization/provisioning of services for the wireless device. In some aspects, the unique identifier may be protected by a security code programmed at the point-of-sale of the airtime card. The services to be purchased and authorized may include at least one of the following: out of the box activation, device upgrades, device reactivations, wireless number changes, wireless number porting, and the addition or purchasing of services including airtime, data, and/or SMS enrollments or data content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Dana Salihi
  • Patent number: 10944856
    Abstract: The invention relates to a communication method for use by a plurality of users to provide an indication of a status of a user, comprising the steps of: a) a user providing information about a first status indicator b) said user providing information about a second status indicator; c) generating a vibration pattern representing a variability measure based on said first and second status indicators wherein said vibration pattern comprises a series of beats, each beat comprising at least two pulses of non-zero intensity, wherein the pulses within each beat are spaced at a first frequency, and said beats are spaced at a second frequency, d) transmitting the vibration pattern providing information on said variability measure to a third party, wherein said vibration pattern changes by varying said first and/or said second frequency, as said variability measure changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Revolutioneyes Me Limited
    Inventor: George Taktak
  • Patent number: 10939453
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a telematics control unit configured to communicate with a telematics server via a base station, a communication interface for communication with a wireless communication terminal connected to a cellular network, a first obtainment circuit configured to obtain a communication quality of a first communication path for connecting to the telematics server via the telematics control unit and the base station, a second obtainment circuit configured to obtain a communication quality of a second communication path for connecting to the telematics server via the communication interface, the wireless communication terminal, and the cellular network, and a selection circuit configured to select a communication path with a superior communication quality from among the first communication path and the second communication path based on the communication quality of the first communication path and the communication quality of the second communication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Maeda, Satoshi Miwa, Naoko Imai, Yuto Ayami, Man chun Wu, Satoshi Onodera, Hiroyuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10931322
    Abstract: An example operation method for an electronic device having a plurality of antennas including a first antenna and a second antenna is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the operation method for an electronic device can comprise the steps of: communicating with a first external electronic device through the first antenna and the second antenna based on a first communication scheme during a first period; and communicating with the first external electronic device through the first antenna based on the first communication scheme, and with a second external electronic device through the second antenna based on a second communication scheme, during a second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Soon Lim, Woo-Jin Park, Dae-Hyun Ban, Kyu-Haeng Lee, Seong-Won Han
  • Patent number: 10924940
    Abstract: A unified core network provides core network services to a number of telecommunications network operators. The unified core is partitioned into a number of slices with each slice being the core network for a network operator. Each network operator is then free to define services within its own partition to serve its own users. In this manner, the network operators are freed from building and maintaining a core network while simultaneously enjoying the benefit of having a core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10921418
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for location estimation of terminals in a wireless communication system. A method of operating a positioning apparatus may include (a) calculating distances between a terminal and first, second, and third base stations, (b) creating first, second, and third circles centered at locations of the first, second, and third base stations with radii corresponding to the distances, (c) calculating intersection distances between two intersections formed by the second circle, which is the smallest circle, and one of the first circle and the third circle and the other two intersections formed by the first circle and the third circle, and (d) determining one of the intersections corresponding to the shortest distance among the intersection distances as the terminal's location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Chosun University
    Inventor: Suk Seung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10917872
    Abstract: Provided are a paging optimization method and apparatus. The method includes: determining, by a base station, paging types and corresponding paging occasion parameters, where the paging types comprise at least two types; and when transmitting a paging message by the base station, selecting a corresponding paging type and transmitting the paging message at a paging occasion corresponding to the paging type by the base station. Through adopting multiple paging types, different paging messages may correspond to different paging types and different paging occasions, so that the paging resources are effectively saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Xu Liu, Bo Dai, Xiubin Sha
  • Patent number: 10898759
    Abstract: Notifications for instructing user behavior can be determined and presented when appropriate. Historical fitness data and current fitness data are accessed. This data is used to determine whether a user fitness goal is likely to be achieved. If not, a notification may be determined and presented at a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Kriz Blahnik, Aaron P. Thompson, David S. Clark, Julie A. Arney, Brian R. Drell, Keith P. Avery, Kevin M. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10884112
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a fingerprint positioning method in a smart classroom, which is specifically: firstly, performing Gaussian filtering and taking the average value on a wireless signal strength value RSSI in the fingerprint database; then finding the neighbor point closest to the signal strength of the to-be-measured point; finally, the Euclidean distance is used as the weight reference, and the weighted center of mass is obtained for the nearest neighbor points. The weight index is introduced as an index of the weight, and the coordinates of the to-be-tested node are obtained. The disclosure has a higher positioning accuracy, smaller positioning error fluctuations and greater environmental adaptability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: CENTRAL CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Zongkai Yang, Sannvya Liu, Zhicheng Dai, Zengzhao Chen, Xiuling He
  • Patent number: 10863341
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed to provide proximity service discovery in a wireless communication system. The method includes receiving, from a first user equipment, a discovery signal by a second user equipment for discovering or being discovered. The method further includes transmitting, from the second user equipment, a discovery check signal to a network in response to the discovery signal to check a discovery result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu-Hsuan Guo
  • Patent number: 10855851
    Abstract: An SMF receives from an AMF a PDU session create request message requesting establishment of a PDU session for a wireless device. In response to the PDU session create request message, the SMF sends to a CHF a charging policy request message requesting charging policy information for the PDU session. The SMF receives from the CHF a response message comprising the charging policy information for the PDU session. The charging policy information comprises a first charging method. Based on the charging policy information, the SMF determines a charging control rule for the PDU session. The SMF enforces the charging control rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventors: Weihua Qiao, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Kyungmin Park, Peyman Talebi Fard, Jayshree Bharatia